KERALA

  • VHP re-converts 30 Christians in 'ghar wapsi' in Kerala 11 hours 15 minutes ago

    Alappuzha: Amidst raging controversy over forced religious conversions across the country, nearly 30 persons from eight families of Scheduled Caste Christians were re-converted to Hinduism under the auspices of Vishwa Hindu Parishad in the district. The ritual of 'home-coming', organised by district wing of VHP, was held at a local...
  • Naxals attack forest department office in Kerala, warn of an armed revolution 11 hours 44 minutes ago

    Palakkad: In yet another indication of their growing presence in Kerala, Naxals on Monday ransacked the Forest Department offices in Palakkad and Wayanad districts of the state. The Naxals even set a vehicle on fire in Palakkad. Twenty seven posters were pasted on the walls of the offices warning of...
  • ISL: Victorious Atletico de Kolkata return home Yesterday

    Mohammed Rafique scored in the dying stages of the game to give Atletico de Kolkata 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters FC in the final of the Indian Super League. ...
  • Luis Garcia disappointed over missing ISL final Yesterday

    Mumbai: Atletico de Kolkata captain and marquee player Luis Garcia said his team's 1-0 victory over Kerala Blasters FC in the final of the inaugural season of the Indian Super League reminded him of Liverpool's win against AC Milan in the final of the 2005 Champions League. Atletico de Kolkata lifted...
  • I may not play in next season of ISL, says David James Yesterday

    Mumbai: It was so near yet so far for Kerala Blasters FC but their player-manager David James was gracious enough to accept the defeat and said Atletico de Kolkata were the best team to win the inaugural Indian Super League title on Saturday. Though the former England No. 1 was disappointed...
  • Indian Super League gives Indian football a re-launch pad Yesterday

    New Delhi: Football in India will never be the same again and Indian Super League (ISL) can take all plaudits for this monumental change in the country's sporting culture. The inaugural ISL - a tournament borrowing on cricket's incredibly popular Indian Premier League (IPL) concept - has managed to recapture the...
  • CPM's youth wing launches matrimonial website Yesterday

    In its campaign to tackle communalism, the youth wing of CPI(M), the Democratic Youth Federation of India, has come up with a matrimonial website for those willing to overlook caste and religion. ...
  • Rafique's late winner give Atletico de Kolkata the inaugral ISL title Yesterday

    Mohammed Rafique scored in the dying stages of the game to give Atletico de Kolkata 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters FC in the final of the Indian Super League. ...
  • Sachin, Sourav display camaraderie, enthused at ISL success Yesterday

    Mumbai: Displaying their old camaraderie when they used to clobber bowlers into submission, cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were Saturday enthused by the success of the inaugural Indian Super League. With the Tendulkar co-owned Kerala Blasters FC and Ganguly co-owned Atletico de Kolkata slogging it out in the middle...
  • Atletico de Kolkata beat Kerala Blasters to lift maiden ISL trophy Yesterday

    Atletico de Kolkata lifted the inaugural Indian Super League trophy, courtesy an injury time goal by substitute Mohammed Rafique which powered the Sourav Ganguly co-owned side to a 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters FC in the final on Saturday. After 90 minutes of exhilarating football it was Rafique's brilliant header which...
  • ISL has 'non-existent' infrastructure: David James 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Former England goalkeeper David James, player-coach for the Kerala Blasters FC in the Indian Super League (ISL), has criticised the inaugural football tournament for having 'non-existent' infrastructure but said it possesses 'massive potential'. "Four, maybe five sides, were playing on cricket pitches. The coaching is another issue," James said as...
  • ISL: History in the making as Kerala Blasters take on Atletico de Kolkata 2 days ago

    Tendulkar's Kerala Blasters take on Ganguly's Atletico de Kolkata in the Indian Super League final at the DY Patil Stadium here on Saturday. ...
  • As it happened: Atletico de Kolkata vs Kerala Blasters FC 2 days ago

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) A journey of two-and-a-half months has finally arrived at its last junction. After 60 games and 128 goals spread over eight Indian cities, the caravan has reached Mumbai for the grand finale of the inaugural season of the Indian Super...
  • ISL: Kerala Blasters' fans excited ahead of finale 2 days ago

    The DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai will witness history being made as the finalists Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters FC will be up against each other for an appetizing summit clash. ...
  • Hume can score goals, Kerala Blasters are a good side: Saurav Ganguly 2 days ago

    Former India captain, Sourav Ganguly is of the opinion that Ian Hume has the abilty to score goals that can make Kerela Blasters a dangerous side in the final of the Indian Super League. ...
  • ISL Final: Atletico de Kolkata's injuries could work to Kerala Blasters' advantage 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The inaugural edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) is now down to just one game, the all important final here on Saturday. After a season full of hype, excitement and in the end success, which saw the world take notice of Indian football's renaissance, Kerala Blasters FC and...
  • ISL 2014 Final: Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters all set for a fitting finale 2 days ago

    Mumbai: A journey of two-and-a-half months has finally arrived at its last junction. After 60 games and 128 goals spread over eight Indian cities, the caravan has reached Mumbai for the grand finale of the inaugural season of the Indian Super League (ISL). On the evening of December 20, the DY...
  • Argentinian movie 'Refugiado' bags the prestigious Suvarna Chakoram award at the International Film Festival of Kerala 2 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Argentine movie 'Refugiado' has bagged the coveted 'Suvarna Chakoram' (Golden Crow Pheasant Award) for the Best Feature Film in the 19th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala, which concluded here today. The movie's director-producer Diego Lerman and co-producer Nicolas Avruj would share the prize money of Rs 15...
  • ISL: Atletico de Kolkata take on Kerala Blasters in the final 2 days ago

    Both teams had contrasting wins in the double legged semis. Kolkata beat FC Goa on penalties after the two legs ended 0-0 while Kerala defeated Chennaiyin FC 4-3 on aggregate. ...
  • I knew we will reach the ISL finals: David James 2 days ago

    Kerala Blasters struck the match-winner against Chennaiyin FC in the extra time in the second leg semi-final to book a berth for the summit clash of the Indian Super League. ...
  • Luis Garcia, David James want better infrastructure in next year's ISL 3 days ago

    They are rival skippers but Luis Garcia and David James on Friday agreed in unison that organisers of the Indian Super League need to improve the infrastructure, logistics and scheduling during the next edition of the cash-rich league. "I think one thing (that can be addressed) is the infrastructure with regards...
  • ISL 2014 Final: Will Kerala's stellar defence keep out Kolkata raiders? 3 days ago

    After over two months and 60 matches of exhilarating football, the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League has got its finalists - Kerala Blasters FC and Atletico de Kolkata. The final of the glitzy tournament, which has captured the imagination of the football fans in an otherwise cricket-crazy country,...
  • ISL: This is the biggest final in history of Indian football, says David James 3 days ago

    Kerala Blasters coach feels that the world media is interested in Indian Super League final and no one really expected that ISL will be such a big hit. ...
  • ISL: Atletico de Kolkata release striker Fikru Teferra 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Ahead of their Indian Super League (ISL) final against Kerala Blasters FC, Atletico de Kolkata have released ace striker Fikru Teferra Lemessa on account of his hamstring injury. Fikru, who has a grade 1 tear in his hamstring, would return to South Africa for further treatment, the ISL franchisee said...
  • Tendulkar vs Ganguly in ISL 2014 final but Indian football's win confirmed 3 days ago

    From the 61 matches to be played for this year's edition of the ISL, we are now down to one. It's the final of the tournament - Kerala Blasters FC vs Atletico de Kolkata. The showdown for the mega final takes place on Saturday, at the DY Patil stadium in Mumbai....
  • CPM's youth wing launches matrimonial website to promote 'secular' marriages 4 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: CPI-M's youth wing, Democratic Youth Federation of India, has launched a matrimonial website exclusively to promote 'secular' marriages. The website, "www.secularmarriage.com," will function as a unique platform for liberal-minded people to find their partners irrespective of caste, creed and religion, DYFI sources said. The site, launched by celebrity couple--director Ashiq Abu...
  • Kerala fishermen killing: Italy refuses to send marine back to India 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In a move that could escalate tensions between India and Italy, the Italian government on Thursday refused to send its marine, serving a murder trial, back to India saying he is too ill to return. The Supreme Court had on Tuesday refused to extend Italian marine Massimiliano Latorre's...