Thiruvananthapuram

  • Ready to resign but not under pressure: Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit July 20, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala governor Sheila Dikshit has clarified her stand that she will not resign from her post under any pressure. She added that she is not desperate to keep her job. Sheila has been under pressure to resign ever since the Narendra Modi government took charge at the Centre. She had...
  • Election of Tharoor, three others challenged in Kerala HC June 30, 2014

    Kochi: Petitions challenging the election of former union minister Shashi Tharoor and three others in recent Lok Sabha polls were filed on Monday in the Kerala High Court. Jose K Mani of Kerala Congress (Mani-Kottayam), Anto Antony (Congress-Pathnamthitta) and P Karunakaran (CPIM-Kasaragod) are the others against whom the election petitions were...
  • Kerala HC asks government to submit report on children at orphanages June 24, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court has directed Crime branch to submit a report in sealed cover on their investigation so far in the incident where about 576 children were brought in from other states. The court observed that the children "were brought in from other states like chickens. They are...
  • Watch: Kerala's capital city speak on upcoming annual Budget June 23, 2014

    In a special series of CNN-IBN 'If I were FM', people in Kerala's capital city tell what they would do if they were Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who would present the maideb Budget of the Narendra Modi government. ...
  • Prisons made smoking-free zones in Kerala June 21, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Prisons in Kerala have been made smoking-free zones in compliance of the Supreme Court order banning smoking in public places. A circular in this regard has been issued by DGP (Prison) T P Senkumar, directing jail officials to enforce the ban within the prison compounds. "Though smoking in public...
  • Mother and daughter killed in accident in Thiruvananthapuram June 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: A 38-year-old woman and her daughter (7) were killed when a private bus hit the two-wheeler on which she was travelling along with her husband at Kattakada on Monday. The deceased were identified as Kumari Radhika and her daughter Bhadra, a fifth standard student of a local school. Her...
  • If I were FM: Thiruvananthapuram people demand raise in Income Tax slabs June 16, 2014

    In the run up to the Budget, CNN-IBN's special series 'Budget of Hope' sees people across India donning Arun Jaitley's garb to give their take on what he should do on Budget day. ...
  • Kolkata best, Chandigarh worst Indian city: Janaagraha survey June 10, 2014

    Indian cities don't score very high on several parameters such as laws, policies, institutions, processes and accountability mechanisms that strongly influence quality of life. According to the Annual Survey of India's City-Systems by Janaagraha which was carried out in 21 major cities of India across 18 states, the quality of...
  • Get clearances, go ahead: Kerala CM on Aranmula airport project May 30, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The proposed Rs 2,000-crore KGS Aranmula international airport project in Kerala can go ahead if its promoters get the required environment clearance, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Friday. The proposed project suffered a huge setback on Wednesday when a tribunal cancelled its environment clearance. "The state government is not...
  • 79.39 pass percentage in Kerala higher secondary exam May 13, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: As many as 2,71,836 students qualified for higher studies in Kerala Higher Secondary-plus two examinations results of which were announced on Tuesday. The pass percentage was lower at 79.39 per cent compared to last year's pass percentage of 81.34 per cent. A total of 3,43,420...
  • Terror threat: All major airports in South India put on high alert May 6, 2014

    Bangalore: All major airports in South India have been put on high alert following an alert by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS). In an alert, the BCAS has warned that the terror groups may attack an airport in the South. International airports in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mangalore, Chennai...
  • Agreement on bar licences to be arrived at after discussion: Kerala CM April 30, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Admitting that there were problems in taking a decision on liquor policy, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said an agreement would be arrived at in Congress and ruling UDF through discussions. Responding to reporters' queries during a Cabinet briefing on the issue of granting licences to 418...
  • SC panel report hints at gold pilferage in Padmanabhaswamy temple April 19, 2014

    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...
  • Confident that I will be re-elected from Thiruvananthapuram: Tharoor April 10, 2014

    Union Minister Shashi Tharoor cast his vote at a polling booth in Thiruvananthapuram. The Congress candidate is confident that he would be re-elected from Thiruvananthapuram. ...
  • Tharoor needs sweat equity for being in politics: Karat April 7, 2014

    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 March 26, 2014

    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 March 20, 2014

    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...
  • Will approach voters with development card: Tharoor March 14, 2014

    Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that he will approach his voters with the development activities that he has done for the constituency in the past five years. He said that he is the only MP to have come out with an annual report of his activities. Tharoor will be contesting...
  • Kerala: Autorickshaw driver allegedly rapes partially blind girl February 1, 2014

    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 discovering...
  • Poisoning of monkeys: Suspect surrenders January 17, 2014

    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 forest...
  • Kerala: CPM starts relay hunger strike against price rise January 15, 2014

    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 January 4, 2014

    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 facility...
  • CJ Show: Women in Thiruvananthapuram feel unsafe at night December 22, 2013

    The lack of safe public transport post sunset has unnerved many working women in Thiruvananthapuram. They feel that the city is unsafe and unfriendly for them. ...
  • 'She-taxis' of Kerala to become car pool facility too December 18, 2013

    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 are...
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Women feel city unsafe for them December 15, 2013

    It's been almost a year since the gruesome gangrape of a student in Delhi, 2012 year shook the country. We have a strict law but how has the situation changed on the ground, when it comes to women safety. Women in Thiruvananthapuram feel that the city is not women friendly...
  • Kerala: Two arrested over techie's rape at a resort December 3, 2013

    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 December 2, 2013

    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 December 2, 2013

    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 December 1, 2013

    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 of...
  • Sachin Tendulkar the best cricketer I've seen: Sanath Jayasuriya November 30, 2013

    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 for...