KERALA

  • Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna tries learning Malayalam; finds it difficult to master 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna, who was in Kerala for a shoot of ongoing cookery show "MasterChef India", tried learning Malayalam. But he found it to be a tough nut to crack. While on shoot in Kerala, Khanna was seen chatting with a local crew member in between shots and learning...
  • Kerala school offers free education to bravery awardees 4 days ago

    Kochi: A leading private school in Kerala - The Choice School - has offered free education to the three winners of 2015's President's National Bravery Awards from the state. Choice Group chief Jose Thomas made this announcement on Monday at a function held to honour the three students at the school. All...
  • Kerala: VS Achuthandandan may quit CPM, LoP post 6 days ago

    Alappuzha: Veteran CPM leader and former Kerala Chief Minister VS Achuthandandan to quit party over severe criticism from the official faction led by his rival Pinarayi Vijayan at the party state level meet. Achuthandandan walked out of a meeting on Saturday morning. The faction had even brought out a document on...
  • Tamil Nadu moves Supreme Court seeking CISF deployment for Mullaperiyar dam 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought Centre's response on a plea by Tamil Nadu government seeking deployment of CISF for protection of Mullaperiyar dam in Kerala. The security of the dam is presently with the Kerala government. A bench comprising Chief Justice HL Dattu and Justice AK Sikri issued...
  • Pinarayi, Achuthanandan trade charges on eve of CPIM state meet 1 week ago

    Alappuzha: In a flare-up of prolonged rivalry on the eve of the state meet, CPI(M) state secretary Pinarayi Vijyan mounted a merciless attack on party's senior leader VS Achuthanandan for shooting a strongly worded letter to central leadership on the state unit's functioning. Reacting sharply to Vijayan's barbs, the nonagenarian leader...
  • Coimbatore girl Shraddha Prasad shortlisted for one-way trip to Mars February 18, 2015

    Coimbatore: A 19-year old Kerala girl is one of the three Indians in the short-listed 100 applicants for the one-way trip to Mars in 2024. The engineering student is brimming with confidence of making it to the red planet. "I feel proud and happy for being selected from over 2.5 lakh...
  • 35 people convert in Kerala under Vishva Hindu Parishad's 'ghar vapasi' February 15, 2015

    Kerala: A group of 35 people on Sunday "re-converted" to Hinduism as VHP continued with its 'ghar vapasi' programme despite criticism from various quarters, with the outfit claiming that they hailed Dalit families who had converted to Christianity a few generations back. The rituals for "welcoming" these people to "their original...
  • Prakash named best athlete, National Games end with cultural show February 14, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Swimming sensations Sajan Prakash and Akanksha Vora were declared the best athletes as curtains were drawn to the 35th National Games with a colourful closing ceremony on Saturday. Prakash was adjudged the best male athlete of the Games for winning an astonishing six gold and three silver medals with four...
  • Tintu Luka shines on final day of National Games; SSCB emerge champions February 13, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Asian Games medallist Tintu Luka ruled the track on the final day of competitions as she smashed an 18-year-old meet record to win 800m gold before inspiring Kerala to 4x400m top spot in the 35th National Games on Friday, with Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) notching up a hat-trick...
  • Monkey fever claims woman's life in Kerala February 11, 2015

    Kozhikode: In a first such case in Kerala, 'monkey fever' has claimed the life of a 50-year-old woman in Wayanad. Omana of Kattunayakkan colony near Pulpally was admitted to Sultan Bathery Taluk hospital two weeks ago with symptoms of the Kyasnur forest disease also known as monkey fever, District Medical...
  • 21-year-old Sajan Prakash sets new record at 5 swimming events, bags 5 medals at National Games February 9, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The National Games are underway in Kerala and 21-year-old swimmer Sajan Prakash has become the talk of the town. The Junior Railway clerk has set a new record at five events and bagged nine medals at the Games. Sajan and his family are ecstatic that his hardwork and dedication...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 9, Group C, Day 1: Assam 197/4 against Kerala February 6, 2015

    Kannur: Already through to the quarter-finals, Assam were 197 for four in their Group C Ranji Trophy match against Kerala on Friday. At stumps, opener Dheeraj Jadhav was batting on 73, while Tarjinder Singh was giving him company on 24 at the Conor Vayal Stadium. Jadhav struck eight boundaries in 187-ball unbeaten...
  • About 250 students locked up in a Kerala school for not paying fees February 5, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: About 250 students were allegedly locked up in a school in Kerala's Kozhiokode district for non payment of fees. The police have registered a case and the investigation is on progress. The school management has maintained that the children were locked in by the parents who were in school. ...
  • Sachin Baby to lead Kerala against Assam in Ranji Trophy February 4, 2015

    Kochi: Sachin Baby will lead the Kerala Ranji team in the match against Assam from February 6 to 9 at Thalassery in Kannur district. The other team members are Abhishek Hegde, Robert Fernandez, Sanju Viswanadh Samson, Amit Verma, Rohan Prem, Salman Nisar, Raiphi Vincent Gomez, Monish K, N Niyas, Anthaf P...
  • 19-year-old finds place in Kerala Ranji team February 4, 2015

    Kochi: Nineteen year-old Salman Nisar from Kannur will be part of the Kerala Ranji team for the upcoming match against Assam from February 6 to February 9 at Thalassery. With this selection, Salman has become the first player from the Kerala cricket academy to represent the state in Ranji trophy. Salman's prolific...
  • Mohanlal to return money after criticism of musical programme February 3, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Following a huge public outcry, mostly through social media over the dismal debut performance of superstar Mohanlal's new music band Lalisom, he Monday told the Kerala government that the money collected would be returned. In an email to State Sports Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, the actor said that following the...
  • India's 1st double hand transplant conducted on 30-year-old man in Kochi February 2, 2015

    Kochi: India's first successful double hand transplant has been done in Kochi. Over 20 surgeons at the Amrita Insititute of Medical Sciences conducted the complex surgery that went on for 16 hours on the 30-year-old man. Manu was pushed off a train three years back when he objected to a...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group C wrap: Kerala thrash Services by 9 wickets February 1, 2015

    Kerala registered their first win of the season as they crushed Services by nine wickets on the fourth and final day of their Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match on Sunday. Kerala shot out Services for 174 from 45.4 overs in their second innings after being forced to follow on with...
  • Sachin Tendulkar stars as chaotic National Games kick off January 31, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Sachin Tendulkar was there to bring a capacity crowd on its feet and the cultural splendour was there for all to see as the 35th National Games were declared open here on Saturday with a colourful opening ceremony even as organisational chaos continued to take sheen off the event. The...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 7, Group C wrap: Kerala earn three points from drawn tie against Tripura January 24, 2015

    Agartala: Kerala grabbed three points owing to their first innings lead over Tripura in a match that ended in a tame draw on the fourth and final day. Kerala on Day 3 had taken a 122-run first essay lead by declaring their innings at 301 for nine in reply to Tripura's...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 7, Group C wrap: Kerala take first-innings lead over Tripura January 23, 2015

    Agartala: Abhishek Hegde (82) and Rohan Prem (58) struck half-centuries each as Kerala declared their first innings at 301 for nine, taking a 122-run lead before reducing Tripura to 84 for two on Day 3. Starting the day on 96 for one, Kerala rode on overnight batsman Hegde, who resumed on...
  • Kerala ayurvedic centre treating Shashi Tharoor faces glaring media presence January 9, 2015

    The ayurvedic centre in the temple town of Guruvayoor in Kerala where Shashi Tharoor is undergoing a treatment is buzzing with activity. The media savvy face has been missing in action ever since the Delhi Police lodged a murder case in the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. ...
  • Sunanda was upset with Shashi Tharoor before her death, reveals domestic help in probe: Sources January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: In a new twist in the Sunanda Pushkar death case, the interrogation of Tharoors' domestic help Narain has revealed that both Sunanda and Shashi Tharoor were uncomfortable with each other. According to the details given by Narain, Sunanda was upset with Shashi Tharoor's conduct and behavior and the...
  • Shashi Tharoor yet to receive summons from Delhi Police in Sunanda Pushkar death probe: sources January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor is yet to receive summons from Delhi Police to join probe in his wife Sunanda Pushkar death case, said sources on Thursday. He has offered full cooperation throughout the investigation and stands ready to provide whatever information police sought. The Delhi Police has sent a...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 5, Day 4 January 8, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Wicketkeeper Naman Ojha and captain Devendra Bundela cracked hundreds each to help Madhya Pradesh take the crucial first innings lead over Mumbai. Punjab were fighting with their back to the wall against a fine bowling by Rajasthan, who...
  • Maoists strike in Kerala again January 3, 2015

    In yet another attack by suspected Maoists in Kannur district of Kerala, the office of a stone crusher unit was ransacked and set on fire. Posters were stuck at the office premises claiming it to be from Communist Party of India (Maoist). ...
  • Suspected Maoists attack Kerala again, set a stone crusher unit on fire in Kannur January 2, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: In yet another attack by suspected Maoists in Kannur district of Kerala, the office of a stone crusher unit was ransacked and set on fire. Posters were stuck at the office premises claiming it to be from Communist Party of India (Maoist). The police is currently investigating the matter There...
  • Women employees 'strip searched' in a Kochi firm, 3 booked January 1, 2015

    Kochi: Three women staff of a surgical gloves manufacturing company here have been booked for allegedly conducting strip search of more than 30 women employees to find out who left a used sanitary napkin in a washroom. Police on Thursday said they have registered cases against the three women staff under...
  • 'Will see' if marine is fit enough to return to India: Italy December 30, 2014

    Rome: The Italian government "will see" if one of the two marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 is fit enough to return to India, Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni has said. The Foreign Minister said he "hopes" for results in the case of the two Italian marines Massimiliano...
  • Maoist activities resurface in Kerala, presence felt in Wayanad, Palakkad districts December 29, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: After about two decades it seems as if Maoist activities have resurfaced in Kerala. In the last one and a half years, Maoist presence has been reported in various parts of Wayanad and Palakkad districts. Two arrests have been made so far in this regard. An alarming increase in Maoist...