Kerala

  • Child marriage on rise in Kerala: UNICEF 14 hours 55 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Notwithstanding a better gender balance in the southern part of the country, child marriage has been found to be on the rise in Kerala in recent years, according to UNICEF. "In the southern part of India we have a relatively better gender balance which explains lower rates of child marriage....
  • Graft case: Ready to face any investigation, says Kerala CM 21 hours 20 minutes ago

    Kochi: Making it clear that he had no plans to resign, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, against whom a vigilance court had ordered further investigation for alleged corruption in the setting up of an effluent treatment plant at a state-owned firm, on Friday said he was prepared to face any probe. "Let...
  • Child marriage on rise in Kerala: UNICEF Yesterday

    Kolkata: Notwithstanding a better gender balance in the southern part of the country, child marriage has been found to be on the rise in Kerala in recent years, according to UNICEF. "In the southern part of India we have a relatively better gender balance which explains lower rates of child marriage....
  • Sachin Tendulkar backs Indian Super League to be a success Yesterday

    Mumbai: Batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday threw his weight behind the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL), saying it was the way forward to unearth football talent in the cricket-mad country. "There is a lot of sporting talent in the country, but no platform to showcase the talent. Perhaps ISL is...
  • Congress silent on Sheila Dikshit's resignation as Kerala Governor 3 days ago

    Sheila Dikshit resigned as Kerala Governor on Tuesday, a day after she met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and President Pranab Mukherjee. ...
  • Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit resigns 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit resigned on Tuesday. Dikshit is the seventh UPA appointed governor to resign after the Narendra Modi government came to power at the centre. Her resignation comes a day after she met President Pranab Mukherjee and Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Dikshit said that she did not...
  • Kerala High Court asks state government to make new liquor policy into law 3 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: In more bad news for liquor lovers in 'God's own country', the Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to make its new liquor policy limiting bar licenses to just 5 star hotels into a law. The state government on Tuesday informed the court about its new liquor...
  • Sheila Dikshit meets President, Home Minister amid indications of resignation 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit on Monday met President Pranab Mukherjee and Home Minister Rajnath Singh amid indications that she may put in her papers if shunted out of the southern state. Dikshit's meetings came a day after her Maharashtra counterpart K Sankaranarayanan quit, protesting his transfer to Mizoram. Five...
  • Sheila Dikshit likely to resign as Kerala Governor: Sources 5 days ago

    New Delhi: As the Narendra Modi government is close to finalising the new Governors, sources now say that Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit is likely to resign on Monday evening. However, Dikshit continues to deny the reports about her stepping down, calling them 'speculation'. "These are just speculations," said Dikhsit after her...
  • Heavy rains in Kerala leave 7 dead 6 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala has been put on high alert for floods and landslides after heavy rainfall caused the death of seven including one three-year-old in the wee hours of Sunday. Heavy rains lashed many parts of the state, particularly Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Pathanamthitta and Kollam districts since Saturday night. Widespread loss of agriculture,...
  • Rain deficit in Kerala narrowed down to minus five per cent 6 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: With monsoon becoming active again after a lull, rain deficit in Kerala has narrowed down to five per cent less for the season. The state received 1620.1 mm rainfall against a normal of 1701.4 mm from June 1 to August 22, according to meteorological centre...
  • 'No alcohol in Kerala? Will the capital now be called Trivand'? Outraged tipplers take to Twitter to protest prohibition in 'God's Own Country' 6 days ago

    India's wettest state is planning to dry out, drop by drop. Kerala, which has the country's highest alcohol consumption per capita, is moving to become alcohol-free within 10 years. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said the state government was in favour of "total prohibition". From next April, only 5-star hotels...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 1 week ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Kerala liquor ban prompted by political considerations? 1 week ago

    There are mixed reactions in Kerala as one of India's top consumers of liquor heads for prohibition with a proposal to make God's Own Country alcohol-free in 10 years. The big question is whether the ban is prompted by political considerations and whether prohibition will actually work on the ground. ...
  • News 360: Braveheart takes on hecklers who assaulted her husband 1 week ago

    In an inspiring story coming in from Meerut, a woman defended herself and her husband when a group of miscreants attacked them. ...
  • Does prohibition of alcohol work? 1 week ago

    In a move that has sent ripples across Kerala, the state which was once infamous for its love for liquor is soon set to run dry. The state government has bowed down to pressure from within to announce that it will enforce prohibition in a phased manner. ...
  • Kerala: People will only end up paying more for liquor due to ban, say residents August 22, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a move that has sent ripples across Kerala, the state which was once infamous for its love for liquor is soon set to run dry. The state government has bowed down to pressure from within to announce that it will enforce prohibition in a phased manner. "Our aim...
  • ISL: Sachin Tendulkar's Kerala Blasters sign Michael Chopra August 21, 2014

    Former Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra was picked by the Kerala Blasters, co-owned by cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar. ...
  • Kerala: Partial prohibition on liquor from April 2015 August 21, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram:United Democratic Front has decided to impose partial prohibition on liquor in Kerala from April 2015. Bars will be allowed only in five star hotels in Kerala. Chief Minister Oommen chandy and Muslim league have been pushing for prohibition. Bar licences will not be issued for 418 closed bars and licences...
  • Tendulkar-owned Indian Super League team picks striker Michael Chopra August 21, 2014

    Former Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra was picked by the Kerala Blasters, co-owned by cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar, in an international draft for the upcoming Indian Super League on Thursday. A total of 49 foreign players will be drafted during the session for the eight-franchise league, which is slated to run...
  • 'Sachin Tendulkar's interest in football is praiseworthy' August 20, 2014

    Kolkata: Former India international footballer IM Vijayan is flattered by cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar's knowledge of soccer and the little master's keenness to learn the finer points of the game. Vijayan on Tuesday said he had talks with Tendulkar after the Mumbaikar became the co-owner of the Kochi-based Indian Super League...
  • Thiruvananthapuram: AI Express flight returns after technical snag August 19, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: An Air India Express flight to Dubai with 186 passengers on board returned to the airport here tonight after engine trouble was detected, airport sources said. All passengers and crew are safe, they said. They said the aircraft was scheduled to take off at 1630 hrs but left only at...
  • Kerala HC order on school admission jolts state government August 18, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: On the issue of allocation of new Plus Two schools and batches the Kerala High Court in its interim order said that the schools which were not recommended by the higher secondary director's six member committee will not get the new batches. The order also gave provisional permission to...
  • Kerala: Mukkam Muslim orphanage violated funding rules, says rights panel August 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Months after more than 450 children from Bihar and Jharkhand were brought illegally to the Mukkam Muslim orphanage in Kerala, it is under the scanner once again. A probe report by the Human Rights Commission (HRC) has revealed that the orphanage violated funding rules and lied about not receiving...
  • Rear tyre of Air India flight bursts while landing, passengers safe August 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram:The rear tyre of an Air India flight from Male on Saturday burst while landing at the Trivandrum International Airport but the passengers and crew escaped unhurt. Airport Acting Director Shibu Rebort said the tyre in the right side of the Airbus-320 burst while landing but it did not cause spark...
  • Kerala CM orders probe into school forced to drop Vande Mataram from Independence Day eve fete August 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Two days after a private school in Kollam district of Kerala was forced to drop national song 'Vande Mataram' during the Independence Day-eve celebrations, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said that he will order a probe into the incident. Chandy said, "You have brought this to my notice. I will...
  • Kerala: School forced to drop 'Vande Mataram' from Independence Day eve fete August 15, 2014

    Kollam: A radical outfit allegedly forced a private school in Kollam to abandon rendering of the national song 'Vande Mataram' during the Independence Day-eve celebrations, claiming it would hurt the religious sentiments of certain sections of students. According to school management sources, Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), a fundamentalist outfit...
  • Kerala: Internal growth vital to reduce dependence on outside jobs August 15, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Citing the troubles being faced by expatriate workers in countries like Iraq and Libya, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday said internal employment generation was vital instead of depending on outside jobs. Giving his Independence Day message after inspecting an impressive ceremonial parade, Chandy said it was in view...
  • Portraying the Mahatma: Alleppey's Gandhi spreads the message of love and peace August 14, 2014

    Alleppey: The coastal town of Alleppey has its own living Mahatma Gandhi. 66-year-old George Paul who bears an uncanny resemblance to the father of our nation. Perhaps that explains why Paul has played the role of the Mahatma over 2,000 times in movies, documentaries, stage shows or such appearances! "The world...
  • Deficiencies, inadequacies in the maintenance of Padamanabhaswamy temple records, says status report submitted in SC August 13, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Comptroller Auditor General Vinod Rai has submitted a status report on Kerala's Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in the Supreme Court. The report says that there were deficiencies and inadequacies in the maintenance of temple records. The report said that the B chamber of the temple was opened about seven...