Thiruvananthapuram

  • SC panel report hints at gold pilferage in Padmanabhaswamy temple 19-04-2014 12:44 PM

    New Delhi: Sri Ananthapadmanabha Swamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram which has gold worth over Rs 1 lakh crore is in the news again. The Supreme Court appointed Amicus Curie and former Solicitor General of India Gopal Subramanian has made some startling revelations in his report to the Apex court. According his...
  • Tharoor needs sweat equity for being in politics: Karat 07-04-2014 11:49 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: CPM general secretary Prakash Karat has attacked union minister and Congress candidate from Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor. "Thiruvananthapuram has a dubious distinction of having a minister. Dubious because after getting elected, he (Tharoor) was made a minister. But after 11 months, the PM asked him to resign due to impropriety...
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Tharoor faces stiff competition from BJP, Left 26-03-2014 10:38 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Minister of State for Human resources Shashi Tharoor is facing stiff competition from the Left Front and the Bharatiya Janata Party in Thiruvananthapuram. Warm handshakes, sipping tea and posing for photographs is the mood on the streets of Thiruvananthapuram when Shashi Tharoor goes out to meet people. Tharoor is...
  • Key candidates and seats: Nandan Nilekani, Shashi Tharoor and A Raja 20-03-2014 12:20 PM

    New Delhi: All eyes are on these three Lok Sabha seats in the South. In Bangalore South, Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani of the Congress is taking on BJP's five time MP and former union minister Ananth Kumar. Following former IT czar Nandan Nilekani's candidature; Bangalore South constituency has become a...
  • Kerala: Autorickshaw driver allegedly rapes partially blind girl 01-02-2014 12:15 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a shocking incident, an 18-year-old partially blind girl was raped by an auto rickshaw driver in Thiruvananthapuram on Friday. The accused Harishanker has been taken into custody. The intermediate student boarded the auto rickshaw from near Thampanoor bus stand to the east fort. The girl claimed that on...
  • Poisoning of monkeys: Suspect surrenders 17-01-2014 06:47 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: A 40-year old man, accused in the case of killing of wild monkeys by feeding them poisonous food in a village, has surrendered before a local court. Premkumar, a contractual employee in the state Forest Development Corporation, had been absconding for the last few days after the police and...
  • Kerala: CPM starts relay hunger strike against price rise 15-01-2014 12:44 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The main opposition CPI (M) has began a fast in about 1,400 centres across Kerala protesting against the price hike of LPG and other essential commodities. Near general hospital in the state capital Thiruvananthapuram, it was TN Seema MP who held the fast. The party has not given a...
  • TCS to set up world's largest corporate learning centre 04-01-2014 01:08 PM

    Country's largest software services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Saturday said it will set up the world s largest corporate learning and development centre in Thiruvananthapuram with a total capacity to train 50,000 professionals every year. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for the facility. The learning...
  • 'She-taxis' of Kerala to become car pool facility too 18-12-2013 11:23 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The recently introduced 24x7 taxi service owned and operated by women entrepreneurs for female travellers, called 'She-Taxi', is to add a new facility, car pooling, a state government official said on Wednesday. The 'She-Taxis' were launched last month in the Kerala capital, and ferries only women passengers. The vehicles...
  • Kerala: Two arrested over techie's rape at a resort 03-12-2013 11:26 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Two contract workers, Presonagam and Lucky Nath, at the Poovar Island Resort have been arrested and are being questioned in connection with the alleged rape of a 40-year-old IT Professional from Bangalore. The two are members of the contract staff who comes to the hotel for cleaning and pest...
  • Kerala gangrape: Hair samples don't match with suspects, says report 02-12-2013 08:15 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: A 40-year-old IT professional was allegedly gangraped at a backwater resort near Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. Police have picked up two suspects who are hotel employees for questioning but the forensic results of hair samples do not match with the suspects. The woman had come to the resort with a...
  • Kerala: Two men detained over alleged gangrape of Bangalore techie at a resort 02-12-2013 09:51 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: There is no end to crime against women as a 40-year old IT professional from Bangalore was allegedly gangraped at a backwater resort near Thiruvananthapuram. Police have detained two hotel employees for questioning. The woman had come to the resort with a group of colleagues as part of an...
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Two men allegedly gangrape 40-year-old IT professional 01-12-2013 03:02 PM

    A 40-year old woman IT professional from Bangalore was allegedly gangraped at a backwater island resort near Thiruvananthapuram and police are on the lookout for two persons involved in the incident. The woman had come to the star category resort at Pozhiyur, about 30 km from Thiruvananthapuram, with a group...
  • Sachin Tendulkar the best cricketer I've seen: Sanath Jayasuriya 30-11-2013 05:55 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Sri Lankan explosive batsman Sanath Jayasurya said on Saturday that Sachin Tendulkar is the best player he has seen. "Everyone knows what Sachin has done for cricket and for India. He is one player who is dedicated, committed and played with passion. I had played along with him...
  • Tharoor makes plea for HC bench in Thiruvananthapuram 29-11-2013 02:45 PM

    Kochi: Union Minister of State for HRD Shashi Tharoor on Friday once again made a strong plea for a Kerala High Court bench at Thiruvananthapuram even as eminent jurist and former Supreme Court Judge VR Krishna Iyer said he was against "slicing" of the High Court. Majority of the states...
  • She Taxi: Kerala government's pink and white all-women taxis 20-11-2013 09:28 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: An all-women taxi service has been launched by the Kerala government to ensure safe travel for women at all hours. These 24/7 'She Taxi' services are driven and owned by women. The white and pink taxis driven by women will be seen moving around Thiruvananthapuram soon. Owned and run...
  • Murder accused CPM leader found at a restaurant with wife 07-11-2013 04:59 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The visuals of CPI (Marxist) leader P Mohanan, 14th accused in the TP Chandrashekaran murder case, walking along with his wife and MLA KK Lathika at a restaurant in Kozhikode has created uproar in Kerala. Three police personal including an ASI, head constable and a civil police officer have...
  • Shweta Menon's initial statement says Congress MP touched her 06-11-2013 04:59 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Days after Malayalam Actress Shwetha Menon withdrew her harassment complaint, initial statement by Shweta Menon to the Kollam police states that she was sexually harassed by Congress MP N Peethambara Kurup at the venue of the President's trophy boat race in Kollam. The statement accessed by CNN-IBN states that...
  • Cyber security to protect women from violence 14-09-2013 06:54 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Give a break to chilli powder and pepper sprays. Amrita Centre for Security has developed a new device to protect women from sexual offenders and other forms of violence. The Amrita Personal Safety System (APSS) is an inconspicuous, wearable and easy-to-operate electronic device that will help girls and women...
  • Another 'Durga Shakti' fights sand mafia in Kerala, students offer support 09-09-2013 05:38 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Students of various colleges here have expressed solidarity with a woman, who has been staging a sit-in with her three children in front of the Secretariat here for the last two months seeking action against the sand mafia and mining. About 70 students, including girls, marched to the north...
  • Bodies of two Sindurakshak submarine mishap victims brought home 31-08-2013 06:40 PM

    The bodies of two Keralite sailors, who died in the submarine mishap at Mumbai, were brought in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturdayand taken to their native places. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Health Minister V S Sivakumar and MLAs were present at the airport to receive the bodies. Naval officers accorded a guard...
  • Now, more airports to get 'tourist visa on arrival' facility 28-08-2013 03:34 PM

    Tourist visa on arrival facility has been extended to four more airports in the country - Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kochi. The facility of visa on arrival can be availed by citizens of 11 countries in these airports in addition to four already designated international airports - Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai...
  • Govt denies reports about US plans of stationing military aircraft in India 22-08-2013 08:05 PM

    A top US Air Force official's remarks that his country is planning to station a military aircraft in Thiruvananthapuram as part of it's policy of encircling China with defence bases has created flutters here and the government has dismissed any such possibility. General Helbert 'Hawk' Carlisle, the Commander of the...
  • Kerala: LDF lays seige to secretariat, demands Chandy's resignation 12-08-2013 10:59 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: As a fallout of Solar panel scam, thousands of Left Democratic Front (LDF) volunteers gathered at the Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday morning. The protestors have steeped the demand of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's resignation. They blocked three gates of the secretariat. Chandy, who came to power in May...
  • Kerala: Death toll 16 due to landslides; Cochin airport reopens 06-08-2013 05:36 PM

    Kochi: The Cochin international airport, which was closed for traffic since Monday following waterlogging on the runway, resumed operations on Tuesday with Air India Express (AIE) operating its Kochi-Doha-Bahrain flight. Air India Express sources said one of their three flights, stationed in Thiruvananthapuram, was brought to Kochi for operating the...
  • Kerala CM to have talks with Cong top brass on cabinet reshuffle 01-08-2013 11:30 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: A compromise formula is on the cards to end the infighting in the Congress's Kerala unit. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will arrive in Delhi on Thursday to meet the Congress High Command on a reshuffle in the Kerala state cabinet. This is his second visit to the capital this...
  • Expecting fair trial in Italian marines case: Envoy 01-06-2013 10:20 PM

    Panaji: Italy on Saturday said it expects "fair and fast" trial of its marines, allegedly involved in the the killing of two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast, that should be to the satisfaction of both the countries. "This has been a difficult issue between the two governments for the last...
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Meet Suryalayam, the messiah of the hungry 17-05-2013 02:32 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: A man in Thiruvananthapuram is on a mission to ensure the poor do not go hungry. Feeding over a 100 people every day for the past 30 years, Suryalayam is known as the messiah of the hungry. Every morning in a small restaurant on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram, a...
  • Kerala: BJP workers accord rousing reception to Modi 24-04-2013 07:30 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: BJP workers accorded a rousing reception to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as he arrived for a five-hour visit in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday to attend a jubilee function at Sree Narayana Mutt at nearby Sivagiri. Ignoring the multi-layer security security at the airport, Modi walked to the party workers...
  • Kerala: Former minister, wife move joint divorce plea 11-04-2013 09:09 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Marking the climax of the long-drawn family rift, former Kerala Forest Minister KB Ganesh Kumar and his estranged wife Yamini Thankachi on Thursday moved a joint divorce petition in the family court in Thiruvananthapuram. Admitting the petition, the magistrate posted hearing for October 21 and suggested that they undergo...