Kerala

  • Losses from bars: Kerala jacks up taxes on liquor, cigarettes 8 hours 49 minutes ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Faced with a grim fund crunch arising from its policy of sharply cutting down on the liquor business, Kerala government today steeply increased taxes on liquor, cigarettes, water charges and fees for various services to mop up over Rs 1,500 crore. In a major post-budget exercise of Additional Resources Mobilisation...
  • Want to convert Kerala into global destination for higher studies, says CM Chandy Yesterday

    Thrissur: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday said that his Government wanted to convert the state into a global destination for higher studies with institutions of international standards. Speaking after declaring St Thomas' College of Thrissur Catholic Archdiocese, as an autonomous college, he said it...
  • Kerala: Peacock feathers worth Rs 7.39 lakh seized from passenger Yesterday

    Kochi: Peacock feathers weighing 29.8 kg and valued at Rs 7.39 lakh in the international market were seized on Tuesday by customs officials from a Singapore bound passenger at the airport. The feathers were found concealed inside towels in the checked in baggage of the man, hailing from Chennai, just as...
  • File affidavit by September 20 on condition of Kochi roads: Kerala HC to PWD Yesterday

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the Public Works Department to file an affidavit by September 20 detailing the action taken to repair roads in Kochi after interim orders were issued prior to court closing for the Onam vacation. The order in this regard was...
  • Acting with social, health issues in mind: Kerala government to HC on liquor policy Yesterday

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has filed an affidavit in the High Court on its new liquor policy. The government explained that it decided to go ahead with the liquor policy keeping in mind the social and health aspects of the people of the state. The government said the right to...
  • Kerala: CPM trying to sabotage murder case, says BJP 2 days ago

    Kozhikode: BJP Kerala unit General Secretary K Surendran on Monday alleged that CPI(M) was trying to sabotage the probe being conducted into the murder of RSS functionary Manoj at Kathirir in Kannur district recently. Speaking to reporters, Surendran alleged that a top leader of the district CPI(M)...
  • Liquor not a prerequisite for tourism: Stakeholders 3 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Amid growing concerns over the impact of Kerala Government's new liquor policy on tourism industry, many stakeholders in the sector believe that liquor is not a prerequisite for tourism promotion. Some resort operators said the new policy, envisaged to cut short the availability of liquor, might affect the tourism industry...
  • Always taken anti-liquor stand, says Kerala excise minister 4 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Congress-led United Democratic Front has always taken an anti-liquor stand to bring in prohibition in a phased manner, Kerala Excise Minister K Babu said on Saturday. Babu said that the first file he inked after assuming charge as excise minister in 2011 was to cancel the permission given by...
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  • News 360: 200 dead, lakhs rescued, over 6 lakhs still stranded in J&K floods 6 days ago

    Even as relief and rescue teams evacuated around one lakh people and shifted them to safe shelters in the flood- hit Kashmir Valley, there are many stranded people who are reluctant to leave their homes. ...
  • Liquor prohibition: Do partial bans work? 6 days ago

    It is a big day for the bar owners in Kerala, whose plea against cancellation of their licences will be heard in the Supreme Court on Thursday. CNN-IBN asks whether the partial liquor bans work. ...
  • Policy making elected government's prerogative: Congress on Kerala liquor ban 6 days ago

    In a temporary relief for bar owners in Kerala, the Supreme Court has directed the Kerala government not to cancel bar licences till September 30. The apex court observed that if such a move has to happen, it should be in one go. ...
  • Gujarat is much safer after prohibition, why not ban all bars: SC to Kerala government 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Lashing out at the Kerala government for proposing a partial ban on liquor bars in the state, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the government to ban bars across the state like Gujarat. "If you want to stop it, stop the whole thing in one go like Gujarat....
  • Relief for Kerala bar owners, SC directs state not to cancel their licences till September 30 6 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a temporary relief for Kerala bar owners, the Supreme Court directed the Kerala government not to cancel their licences till September 30. The SC asked Kerala HC to hear the petition challenging the state government's prohibition policy as soon as possible. Hitting out hard on the state government, the...
  • D-day for Kerala bar owners, SC to hear plea against liquor ban order today 6 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: It is a big day for the bar owners in Kerala, whose plea against cancellation of their licences will be heard in the Supreme Court on Thursday. The SC had on Wednesday questioned the logic behind the state government's new liquor policy for limiting bar licences to only 5-star...
  • Telangana to replicate 'best practices' of Gujarat 6 days ago

    Hyderabad: Gujarat's "best practices" pertaining to counselling for women in distress are set to be replicated in Telangana, where Kerala's "She Taxi" system is also proposed to hit the roads. Sunil Sharma, Telangana's Secretary, Women, Children, Disabled & Senior Citizens (Schemes) Department, recently went to Gujarat and studied the "Gender...
  • Kerala: 1.05 kg gold seized from passenger 1 week ago

    Kozhikode: Over one kg of gold, valued approximately at Rs 26 lakh, was today seized from a passenger who arrived by a Dubai-Karippur Air India Express flight at nearby Karipur International airport,officials said. The gold, weighing 1.05 kg, was concealed in electronic goods and was seized from the...
  • Kerala set to implemenmt new liquor policy, bar owners eyes on SC 1 week ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: As Kerala is all set to implement the new liquor policy by Thursday night, there is some air of hope for the bar owners as the Supreme court will consider their case. The state government had decided on August 21 to close down all bars other than the five...
  • SC asks Kerala not to cancel licences of hotels selling alcohol till Thursday 1 week ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a relief for Kerala-based hotels, the Supreme Court has asked the Kerala government not to cancel their licences or take any coercive action till Thursday. Agreeing to hear the plea of Kerala-based hotels against the state government's decision not to grant them bar licence, the SC has posted the...
  • I want to boost football in India through ISL, says Michael Chopra September 9, 2014

    Manchester: Indian-origin English footballer Michael Chopra, who will turn up for the Sachin Tendulkar co-owned Kerala Blasters in the inaugural Indian Super League, says he wants to "boost" the football scene in India and improve the country's youth set-up. The former Newcastle United and England Under-21 striker Chopra stated that he...
  • 227 from Kerala stranded in Srinagar September 9, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: As many as 227 people from Kerala, who had gone for a vacation in Jammu and Kashmir, are now stranded in flood-ravaged Srinagar, officials said on Monday. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's office said in a press release on Monday night that 18 people have returned safely. It said all details have...
  • Can the liquor prohibition policy work in Kerala? September 9, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Oommen Chandy government in Kerala has ordered a ban on the sale of alcohol in all non-5 star outlets in the state. It remains to be seen whether the liquor prohibition in phases policy could work for Kerala. "When my husband was drunk, he would throw the food....
  • Mere equality not enough, main goal is social harmony: Modi September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lauded the contribution of reformers from Kerala like Dalit icon Ayyankali and Sree Narayana Guru and said merely achieving social justice was not enough but there should be social harmony between various sections. "Mere equality will not do. We have to move a...
  • PM greets people on the occasion of Onam September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted the people on the occasion of Onam and said the festival was a symbol of national integration, justice, peace and prosperity. "Greetings to Malayali friends on Onam. May Onam enhance the spirit of peace, prosperity, brotherhood and truthfulness in our lives," he...
  • Kerala Blasters sign defenders McAllister, Falvey, Saumik for ISL September 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Kerala Blasters announced on Sunday the signing of defenders James McAllister, Colin Falvey and Saumik Dey, sprucing their defense for the forthcoming Indian Super League. McAllister will play a dual role as assistant coach and player. Trevor Morgan, coach of Kerala Blasters said, "We are delighted that James, Colin and Saumik...
  • Avial, kootu curry, and pal payassam: 14 mouth-watering dishes you can savour at every Onam Sadya September 7, 2014

    There are a few things you should never miss when you're in Kerala. Food and festivals make God's own country an experience to remember. This state has welcomed merchants, tourists, pilgrims, globetrotters and immigrants from all over the world. It is one of the rare states in India that was...
  • Kerala gears up to celebrate Onam with songs, dance and Sadya September 7, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Festivities are on as Kerala gears up to celebrate Onam. Legend has it that the former King Mahabali returns to the homes of his people on this festival. "Originally Onam started as a religious festival. After 12th century the shift from Lord Vishnu to Mahabali, he became the cultural symbol...
  • Kerala court directs protection of Jewish synagogue September 6, 2014

    Thrissur: A court has directed Kerala Tourism Development Corporation and local panchayat authorities not to make any alterations to the more than 1,000 year old synagogue and a Jewish Cemetery in Mala in the district. Judge V G Sreedevi of Irinjalakuda Sub-court yesterday passed the order on a suit filed...
  • Former CJI P Sathasivam sworn in as Kerala Governor September 5, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former chief justice of India (CJI) P. Sathasivam was sworn in as the new Governor of Kerala on Friday morning. The acting chief justice of the Kerala High Court, Ashok Bhushan, administered the oath to Sathasivam at the Raj Bhavan here. Sathasivam is the first former CJI to become the Governor...