Everything you need to know about Kerala-j: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Kerala-j: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) Kerala's business capital, Kochi will host the prestigious the World Economic Forum's India meet Nov 8-9, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Tuesday.
New Delhi, June 18 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday lauded the gesture of Saudi Arabian Government to grant three months respite to Indian immigrant workers overstaying or illegally residing in that country.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy will soon be flaunting what all others have had all this while - the ubiquitous mobile phone.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) The impasse in the Kerala Assembly continued for the fourth day Tuesday with the opposition demanding that Chief Minister Oommen Chandy order a probe and quit office over his staff's involvement in a cheating case. The house was adjourned for the day.
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Delhiites woke up to a pleasant weather Tuesday morning with overcast skies and light drizzle. The weatherman has forecast rain in parts of the city.
Bangalore, June 17 (IANS) Britain's deputy high commission in Chennai will issue visas on the day of application from Tuesday to Indians in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu,, an official said Monday.
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), June 17 (ANI): Students belonging to the Democratic Youth Federation of india took out a demonstration here today, demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Oomen Chandy.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 17 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, rebutting allegations of the Left opposition over a cheating case involving a woman in frequent contact with members of his staff, Monday ruled out his resignation over the matter.
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The capital woke up to light drizzle Monday morning with the minimum temperature settling five notches below average for the season at 23.5 degrees Celsius. The Met department has forecast rain for the next 24 hours.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 16 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, facing heat over the links of his office staff with a woman arrested in a cheating case, got a further jolt with leader of opposition V.S. Achuthanandan Sunday demanding that he step down and order a judicial probe.
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), which ruled India for six years (1998-2004) was left almost an empty camp Sunday as the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) became the 14th party to leave the grouping.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 15 (IANS) Kerala's Left opposition Saturday sought the resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday over the contact that members of his staff maintained with a woman who has been arrested in a cheating case.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 14 (IANS) Already sky high, the price of fish, a regular item on a Keralite's dining table, is set to soar even higher in the state, as the trawling ban comes into effect starting midnight Friday for the next 47 days.
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Delhi will receive monsoon showers within next five days, way ahead of the expected June 29 date, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said Friday.
Thrissur, June 14 (IANS) Thirty-two principals of schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) completed their five-day training under a leadership development and school management programme that ended here Friday.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 14 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, under intense criticism from the Left opposition over his staff members being in contact with a woman charged with several cheating cases, Friday asked two of them to step down.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 13 (IANS) Technopark start-up IT firm Livares Technologies Pvt Ltd Thursday launched M-governance (mobile-governance) Kerala, an android mobile application that offers information of the different departments of the state government.
New Delhi, June 13 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to the proposal for submitting guarantees sought by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) from the Government of India for their bid to host the Federation International de Football Association (FIFA) Under 17 World Cup Football Tournament in 2017 in India.
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday approved a proposal for submitting guarantees sought by the AIFF from the central government for their bid to host the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 13 (IANS) Allegations against a member of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's staff rocked the Kerala assembly for the second day Thursday.
New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Bailed Indian speedster, S.Sreesanth, is happy to be back and said on Wednesday that he wanted to forget the time spent in prison.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 11 (IANS) An IT firm here have developed a software that provides instant information about students to parents via SMS and e-mail.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 11 (IANS) Acrimonious scenes were witnessed in the Kerala assembly Tuesday over outbreak of a fever that has claimed 140 lives and affected almost a million people in the state. Unsatisfied by the government response, the opposition members walked out of the house.
Bangalore, June 10 (IANS) The southwest monsoon is expected to be normal this season across Karnataka due to favourable atmospheric conditions evident from excess rainfall during the last 10 days, a meteorological official said here Monday.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 10 (IANS) Two convicts escaped from the high security central prison here, police said.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 10 (IANS) Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday assured the Kerala assembly that his government would work for uplifting the tribal community in Attapadi in Palakkad district.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 10 (IANS) Speaking for the first time about the controversy over his induction into the Kerala cabinet, state Congress unit chief Ramesh Chennithala said Monday that the party high command would come up with a solution.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 9 (IANS) "Karunya Lottery", the brainchild of state Finance Minister K.M. Mani, has set aside Rs.36.50 crore for new dialysis machines.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 9 (IANS) The monsoon session of the Kerala assembly, set to begin Monday, could see the Oommen Chandy government on the back foot, as differences rage within the party over the induction of state Congress president Ramesh Chennithala into the cabinet.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 8 (IANS) The country's first conference on travel technology got underway here Saturday with a call to tourism and allied businesses to utilise social media, the blog world and digital applications for marketing their services to the new, tech-savvy global traveller.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 8 (IANS) The factional feud in the Kerala unit of the Congress party is legendary and continues unabated, giving the party high command in New Delhi the jitters.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 7 (IANS) Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Friday the digital technology has opened up vast global markets for start-up businesses in the travel and tourism sector, and that young entrepreneurs need to take advantage of it.
Dubai, June 7 (IANS) The body of a 51-year-old Indian housemaid, who died more than two months ago, is still lying unclaimed in a morgue in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh.
Palakkad (Kerala), June 6 (IANS) A slew of welfare measures was announced for the tribals of Kerala's Attapadi village in Palakkad district after the visit of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 6 (IANS) Kerala has been allocated Rs.403 crore in the current fiscal under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) scheme for universal education, state Education Minister Abdu Rabb said here Thursday.
Chennai, June 6 (IANS) Veteran actress Sripriya, a popular face in south Indian cinema of the 1980s, will helm the Tamil-Telugu remake of critically acclaimed Malayalam revenge-drama "22 Female Kottayam". Nithya Menon has been roped in to play the lead role in this women-centric film.
Dubai, June 6 (ANI): A jobless Indian has committed suicide in a cemetery in Dubai.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 5 (IANS) The entry of state Congress president Ramesh Chennithala into the cabinet of Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy continues to hang fire even as the two met late Wednesday night.
Dubai, June 5 (IANS) An expatriate Indian man in Saudi Arabia has asked the newly-elected Pakistan government to release his father who is reportedly languishing in a jail in Pakistan for the last 36 years.
Kochi (Kerala), June 5 (IANS) Hundreds of activists, students and members of NGOs Wednesday joined India's leading ecologists in saluting conservation evangelist M.K. Prasad to mark the World Environment Day here.
Kochi, June 5 (IANS) Former Kerala minister Lonappan Nambadan breathed his last at a private hospital here Wednesday afternoon, family sources said. He was 77.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 5 (IANS) Cadets of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) in Kerala have begun a drive to plant 1.25 lakh saplings across the length and breadth of the state, as part of an initiative launched on World Environment Day Wednesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 4 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Tuesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to sort out the woes of Keralites and other Indians in Kuwait following changes in labour laws.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 4 (IANS) State-owned International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS) will have a joint mentoring programme with the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) to identify talented software developers from Kerala.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 4 (IANS) Jailed India fast bowler S. Sreesanth confided with two Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) officials that he is innocent, even as a Delhi court Tuesday squashed his bail application and extended his judicial custody till June 18.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 4 (IANS) Nine people have died of fever in Kerala and 14,000 new cases, including those of jaundice and dengue, have been reported from across the state, an official said Tuesday.
Patna, June 4 (IANS) The family and friends of Satnam Singh Mann, who died under mysterious circumstances in Kerala in 2012, have lost hope for a CBI probe into his death. Mann was charged with attacking a spiritual leader in Kollam.
Dubai, June 4 (IANS) He is arguably Kerala's most famous percussionist. Mattannur Sankaran Kutty, known for working magic on Kerala's traditional chenda drum, says "it is the best time for Kerala percussion" as it now crosses myriad boundaries of caste, religion and gender.
Kochi (Kerala), June 4 (IANS) India's noted ecologists and greens will gather here Wednesday to celebrate World Environment Day and honour renowned nature conservationist M.K. Prasad, who played a pioneering role in protecting the country's flora and fauna heritage over the decades.
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), June 4 (ANI): The arrival of the monsoon in southern India, has resulted in an outbreak of dengue that has claimed the lives of five people.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 3 (IANS) Kerala CPI-M has said its workers would not protest against a UAE-based businessman's proposed mall in Kochi and asked officials to ensure that all lease arrangements with the investor were transparent.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 3 (IANS) The Kerala government plans to set up IT innovation zones in the state where emphasis would be given on hardware, Industries and IT minister P.K. Kunhalikutty said Monday.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 3 (IANS) Two officials from the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) will meet jailed cricketer S. Sreesanth in Delhi Monday, an official said.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 3 (IANS) For decades, schools in Kerala have reopened after the summer break just as the southwest monsoon begins. Monday was no different with about four lakh children in the state making their way to school in the pouring rain.
Kollam (Kerala), June 2 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Sunday launched the country's first seaplane service from the backwaters here.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 2 (ANI): Heavy rains lashed Thiruvananthapuram, as monsoon arrived on time in Kerala, much to the relief of the farmers .
Thiruvananthapuram, June 2 (IANS) With the onset of monsoon, Kerala was lashed by heavy rains for a second straight day Sunday.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 1 (IANS) The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) Saturday said that N. Srinivasan should not officiate as the BCCI president till the inquiry into the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot fixing scandal gets over.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 1 (IANS) Chandy Oommen, son of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Saturday that he is a candidate for the Youth Congress organisational polls in Kerala.
Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The southwest monsoon arrived in Kerala Saturday with showers reported from across the state in last two days, the India Meterological Department (IMD) said.
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The southwest monsoon arrived in Kerala Saturday with showers reported from across the state in last two days, the India Meterological Department (IMD) said.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 1 (IANS) The Association of Television Media Artistes (ATMA), comprising TV serial artistes of Kerala, has hit back at the "cheap people" remark of government chief whip P.C. George by deciding not to act with him.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 31 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday announced that advertisements of tobacco products would be banned across the state.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 31 (IANS) A sudden tightening of labour laws in Kuwait appears to have landed Indians in trouble, according to a few Keralites who landed in Delhi, a Kerala minister said here Friday.
Chennai, May 31 (IANS) It was like a scene straight out of a film when actor-producer Lakshmi Manchu narrated her near-death experience after she was thrown off a canoe and fell into Azhapuzha lake in Kerala. She said her swimming lessons came to her rescue.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 31 (IANS) Kerala witnessed showers Friday. The first showers here at the end of May signal that it is time for the onset of the southwest monsoon, which the IMD forecast Friday could arrive in the state in three to four days.
New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): The South West Monsoon is likely to hit the Kerala coast by June 2, the Director of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday evening.
Kochi, May 30 (IANS) Kerala Tourism Thursday received a shot in the arm as the first seaplane which will connect the state's most popular backwater destinations arrived at the Kochi airport to a ceremonial welcome, an official said.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 30 (IANS) It is likely that the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) may dump Indian cricket board president N. Srinivasan, who is facing the heat following his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan's arrest in connection with the IPL spot fixing scandal, an official said.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 30 (IANS) The leaders of Kerala's ruling United Democratic Front Thursday said that no decision has been taken yet on the cabinet post to be offered to Kerala Congress chief Ramesh Chennithala, while media speculations continued on it.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 30 (IANS) A business delegation from Britain will be in Kerala next month to explore partnerships in local government and urban development.
Idukki (Kerala), May 29 (IANS) Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson P.J. Kurien Wednesday got a breather when a convict in the Suryanelli sex scandal case retracted his earlier statement in a Kerala court and said he never met the Congress leader.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 29 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday announced a slew of health initiatives for tribal areas in Palakkad district, where 28 infants died this year.
Bhubaneswar, May 29 (IANS) Thunder squall followed by rains brought down temperatures in several parts of Odisha, bringing relief to people from the blistering heatwave conditions in the state, an official said Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday sought a report over the malnutrition deaths of several infants at Attappadi in Kerala.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) Well-known filmmaker Priyadarshan Tuesday drew flak for saying that the Malayalam film industry is in shambles and it doesn't have any minister to manage it.
Bhubaneswar, May 28 (IANS) The southwest monsoon may arrive in Odisha as per schedule by June 15, an official here said Tuesday, bringing some relief to the state from the blistering heat.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) An IT delegation from Australia will visit Kerala soon to strengthen bilateral business relations, officials said.
Kozhikode (Kerala) May 27 (IANS) Network marketing firm Amway India Enterprises Monday said that they always co-operated with Kerala Police in a case relating to financial irregularities by the firm.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (ANI): Leaders belonging to the Left Democratic Front staged a protest here on Monday against the water privatization proposal of the Kerala Government.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday called upon the media in the state to highlight positive news.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) For more than a year, veteran Kerala politician and chairman of Kerala Congress (Pillai) R. Balakrishna Pillai's only demand was the ouster of his son from the cabinet. On Monday, he did a volte-face.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) Teenage sensation Sanju V. Samson appears to have saved the day for Kerala after he bagged the best young cricketer award at the sixth edition of the IPL. The better known cricketer from the state, Sreesanth, meanwhile, cools his heels in jail.
Chennai, May 26 (IANS) Seventy-eight-year-old Ummi Abdulla, an expert in Moplah cuisine of Kerala, is still far from retiring, busy as she is with tours of cities like Chennai and Bangalore to anchor food festivals.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 26 (IANS) Two prominent Middle East-based businessmen who hail from Kerala appear to be caught in the factional feud of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in Kerala.
Jaipur, May 25 (IANS) A Kerala Police team Saturday arrived in Rajasthan's capital Jaipur with former Odisha police chief's son Bitti Mohanty, who jumped parole in 2006 while serving a sentence in a jail here for raping a German tourist.
Kannur (Kerala) May 25 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony said that a separate cyber unit would be formed for the armed forces to counter the threat to the country from cyber space.
Jeddah, May 25 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid is here to discuss matters of bilateral interest, including the Nitaqat law, as the Indian missions in Saudi Arabia scramble to help over 55,000 Indian workers leave the kingdom in adherence to its new stringent work policy.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) Is Kerala politics all about camps? The polarisation between V.S. Achuthanandan and Pinarayi Vijayan loyalists in the opposition CPI-M is old news, but the ruling Congress appears to be no better with the increasing friction between the Oommen Chandy and Ramesh Chennithala factions.
Kannur (Kerala), May 24 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Friday expressed confidence that leaders of the Congress' Kerala unit would themselves resolve any issue facing them.
Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) Industry body, Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham), has called for a comprehensive port development strategy and for providing level playing field to private players.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) Kerala Governor Nikhil Kumar turned a commoner after flying in from New Delhi when Air India failed to open the VIP exit door for him, airport sources said Friday.
Thrissur (Kerala), May 24 (IANS) Ace Malayalam comedian and character artiste Kalabhavan Mani surrendered to police Friday and was presented in a court which released him on bail.
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Enraged fans have taken to social networking sites to vent their anger with caustic comments about tainted cricketer S. Sreesanth and his two Rajasthan Royals teammates arrested May 16 in connection with spot fixing in IPL.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 23 (IANS) Kerala Thursday welcomed the central cabinet's decision to approve classical language status for Malayalam, subject to the outcome of a case in the Madras High Court, even as the government and opposition sough to take credit for the measure.
Alappuzha (Kerala), May 23 (IANS) The Alappuzha District Congress Committee Thursday passed a resolution condemning the frequent outbursts of Hindu group leaders against top party leaders in Kerala.
Pune, May 23 (IANS) Pune FC central defender Anas Edathodika Thursday signed a two-year extension at the football club.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 23 (IANS) Kerala Industries and Information Technology Minister P.K. Kunhalikutty Thursday said some invisible forces were trying to stall the state's progress on all fronts but refused to identify them.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 22 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has won the prestigious United Nations Public Service Award for his mass contact programme initiative, an official release said Wednesday.
Kochi, May 22 (IANS) A pall of gloom has set in at the house of S. Sreesanth here with his parents preferring to stay out of public glare following the cricketer's arrest for alleged spot fixing in Indian Premier League (IPL) matches.