Everything you need to know about Kerala: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Kerala: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
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Kochi, May 3 (IANS) The Indian government is promoting a new Pension and Life Insurance Fund (PILF) scheme in a bid to provide financial security to poor Indians working abroad.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 2 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said the previous government's decision to take over the Trivandrum Golf Club was not correct and he was not in favour of public money being used to run a golf club.
Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) Actor Sushant Singh, who is co-anchoring crime-based show "Savdhan India" with Gaurav Chopra, describes it as an analytical programme trying to figure out why crime happens, the psychology behind it. The latter says it also cautions people.
Kochi, May 2 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Wednesday dismissed a petition of Leader of Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan seeking a copy of the investigation report in the Kozhikode ice-cream parlour sex case allegedly involving state minister and Indian Union Muslim League leader P.K. Kunhalikutty.
Thrissur (Kerala), May 2 (IANS) Close to two dozen people were injured Wednesday as an elephant participating in the Thrissur Pooram festival ran amok, police said.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) He is 37 and a warrior in a wheelchair with a sword that etches his imagination on paper in sharp lines.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday allowed the release from a Kerala port of Italian ship M.V. Enrica Lexie, from which two marines had shot dead two Indian fishermen on Feb 15, suspecting them to be pirates. The marines will, however, continue to remain in a Kerala jail.
Alappuzha (Kerala), May 2 (IANS) Police suspect the presence of Maoists in the forests across Kerala but is unsure of their activities, a top police officer said here Wednesday.
Thrissur (Kerala), May 1 (IANS) Thrissur Pooram, one of Kerala's most famous festivals, began Tuesday morning as thousands of people gathered to witness the visual extravaganza.
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday said that if the Italian government can't ensure the presence of its four marines presently aboard M.V. Enrica Lexie as and when required by either by police or the trial court to tender evidence, then it would be difficult for the vessel to sail out of a Kerala port.
Thrissur (Kerala), May 1 (ANI): Devotees as well as tourists in large numbers have converged in Thrissur in Kerala to witness and take part in the colourful Pooram Festival.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 1 (IANS) Kerala's ruling United Democratic Front Tuesday denied any problem in its ranks, and termed Communist Party of India-Marxist's willingness to welcome back parties which quit the Left Democratic Front (LDF) as "wishful thinking".
Thrissur (Kerala), May 1 (ANI): Veterinary doctors are examining elephants that are likely to take part in the traditional festival of Thrissur Pooram in Kerala.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has summoned Kerala's chief secretary over the state's failure to submit the compliance report of compensating people affected from the aerial spray of hazardous pesticide Endosulfan in Kasargod district.
London, April 30 (IANS) Asian Lite, a fortnightly focussing on British Asian events and issues and edited by Indian-origin journalist Anasudhin Azeez, has won the prestigious How-Do newspaper of the year award for 2012.
Kollam (Kerala), April 30 (IANS) A Kerala court Monday extended till May 11 the judicial custody of two Italian marines arrested for shooting dead two Indian fishermen Feb 15 off Alappuzha.
Margao, April 29 (IANS) Defending champions Salgaocar SC scraped past Chiag United Kerala 1-0 in the I-League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda here Sunday.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 29 (IANS) The Kerala Tourism advertisement campaign 'Your Moment is Waiting' has won the bronze medal at the prestigious Prague International Advertising Festival (PIAF) in the category of 'state as an advertiser.'
Thiruvananthapuram, April 29 (IANS) Can a monkey do a man's job? Yes, when it comes to climbing tall coconut trees and plucking its fruits - a skill that has been hit by labour shortage, say the Kerala authorities.
Thrissur, April 29 (IANS) Kerala is all set to celebrate Thrissur Pooram this week, in a festival that will see majestic, caparisoned elephants passing through the town as well as a fireworks display.
Margao, April 28 (IANS) Defending champions Salgaocar Sports Club take on Chirag United Kerala in an I-League football encounter at the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, here Sunday.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 (IANS) More than half a million people Saturday formed a 500-km-long human chain running from Kerala to Tamil Nadu to press for the safety and security of Indian fishermen.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 27 (IANS) As a first step in setting up biodiversity clubs in all educational institutions in Kerala, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday released the club logo.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 27 (IANS) It is bad news for those Malayalis who use smokeless tobacco -- in the form of 'gutka' and similar products -- as a research in the US has, for the first time, identified a specific oral cancer-causing chemical in smokeless tobacco products.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) In what could be a breather for farmers and common people, India's monsoon is likely to be normal with 99 percent of the expected rainfall, Science and Technology Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh said here Thursday.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 26 (IANS) The only Asian driver in the Formula One circuit Narain Karthikeyan Thursday said an F1 race track in Kerala is certainly going to be a boost for tourism.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 26 (IANS) The Kerala government can consider opening a motor racing track in the state if it helped pull in tourists, Tourism Minister A.P. Anil Kumar said ahead of his meeting with F1 driver Narain Karthikeyan here Thursday.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 25 (IANS) R. Selvaraj, a two-time Kerala CPI-M legislator who quit the party last month, will contest the June 2 by-election to the Neyattinkara assembly constituency as a Congress candidate.
Kochi, April 25 (IANS) Pailan Arrows defeated Chirag United Kerala 3-0 to register their first win in I-League football at the Nehru Stadium here Wednesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 (IANS) The number of H1N1 cases in Kerala has touched a dozen, a health official said Tuesday, adding that the authorities were fully prepared to deal with the situation.
New Delhi, April 24 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday called on the Central Government to sack Additional Solicitor General Harin Raval for apparently defending the contention of the Italian Government that their country's ship - the Enrica Lexie - was in international waters and not in Indian waters when its security personnel killed two Keralite fishermen in February this year.
Kochi, April 24 (IANS) A desperate Chirag Kerala will look to secure all three points when they take on Pailan Arrows in an I-League football match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, here Wednesday.
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Nuclear scientist Mohammed Mustafa, 24, was found dead in his quarters at Kalpakkam, around 80 km from here, with his wrists slashed Monday evening, police said.
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central and Kerala governments on a petition by the Italian government seeking the custody of its two marines currently in judicial custody for killing two Indian fishermen after mistaking them for pirates.
Kochi, April 23 (IANS) A week after a deputy superintendent of police was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for conspiring to brutally beat up a journalist, the Kerala Police countered Monday by registering a case against the CBI for beating up the police officer.
Abu Dhabi, April 23 (IANS) Kerala-born M. A. Yusuffali is today dubbed as one of the most influential Indians in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a political and economic alliance of six Middle Eastern countries - Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman.
Kochi, April 23 (IANS) Kerala government chief whip and veteran United Democratic Front (UDF) legislator P.C.George Monday alleged that four legislators from the CPI-M-led opposition are ready to cross over to the ruling front.
Kozhikode, April 22 (IANS) A ceasefire of sorts has been declared between the two bickering constituents of the ruling United Democratic front (UDF) in Kerala - the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) and the state Congress unit - after a meeting between their top leaders here Sunday.
New Delhi, Apr 22 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday hit out at the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre for hindering the nation's economic growth.
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) To bag big ticket investments to propel its economy, the government of Kerala has promised single-window clearance, lucrative returns and durable partnerships to Indian industries and global corporations.
Irked with Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Harin Raval's Friday remark in the case of Italian Vessel confinement case, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday sought his removal from the case and asked to replace him by another senior government counsel......
Chennai, Apr 21 (ANI): Shipping Minister G. K. Vasan on Saturday said there were no differences between the Centre and the Kerala Government on detention of two Italian marines, accused of killing Indian fishermen off the coast of Kerala in February.
Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday sought Additional Solicitor General Harin Raval's removal from the Italian Marines' case for remarking that the state government had no jurisdiction to detain the Italian ship as firing from it took place outside India's territorial waters.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) Ernst & Young (E&Y) Global Shared Services (GSS) plans to expand its facilities at the state-owned KINFRA Film and Video Park near here. The firm has been allocated 60,000 square feet of built-up area.
Kochi, April 21 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday lashed out at Additional Solicitor General Harin Rawal for his mark that the state government had no jurisdiction to detain the Italian ship as firing from it took place outside India's territorial waters.
The tussle between centre and state government begins in the connection of fisherman killing row when Centre moved to Supreme Court zeroing the Kerala government for confining the vessel Enrica Lexie, from which the Italian security guard, had allegedly fired to shot dead to two Indian fishermen in the Indian Ocean mistakenly assessing them Caribbean pirates............
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Describing Kerala as the "fountainhead" of social harmony, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday warned against the danger of the state becoming threatened by religious fundamentalism.
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India (CPI) Friday said the time was not yet ripe for giving call for a third alternative comprising non-Congress and non-BJP parties, but predicted a realignment of forces with some of the regional parties leaving the two leading coalitions.
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Planning Commission Friday approved the 2012-13 annual plan outlay of Rs.14,010 crore for Kerala.
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) As Italy Friday moved the Supreme Court to secure custody of its two marines arrested in Kerala for allegedly killing two Indian fishermen, the government told the court that the state government had no jurisdiction to detain the ship as the incident took place outside Indian territorial waters.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) Relatives of the two Indian fishermen shot dead by Italian marines in February and Kerala's fishing community Friday assailed the central government for letting them down, after a government lawyer told the apex court that the state government had no jurisdiction in the matter.
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Kerala government is expecting huge overseas investments in about 60 sectors including infrastructure, technology, education and healthcare, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Friday.
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Italy Friday moved the Supreme Court to secure custody of its two Marines arrested in Kerala for allegedly killing two Indian fishermen. The Marines were posted on cargo ship M.V. Enrica Lexie when they killed the two fishermen, mistaking them to be pirates.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) Newly-appointed Kerala Home Minister T.Radhakrishnan Friday said the state government would not take over the management of Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple, which has been in the news after priceless treasures were unearthed from its vaults July last year.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) Acting Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court Manjula Chellur Friday gave directions to all the courts in the state for an immediate inquiry into the use of stamp papers, after a massive fraud of fake stamp papers was detected at a lower court here.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) Neyattinkara is a piece of land in Kerala that once saw many uprisings against British rule. But now it is set for a fierce battle of the political kind, thanks to an assembly byelection.
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) US-based chipmaker Qualcomm would soon be able to roll out high-speed Internet services with the government willing to provide the firm broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum shortly.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 (IANS) Four close family members of the two jailed Italian marines in Kerala, arrested in February this year for killing two unarmed Indian fishermen, visited them in Trivandrum Central Prison Thursday.
Bangalore, April 18 (IANS) Leading outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions, VFS Global, has expanded its operations in India's tech hub to process applications for Schengen visa to seven more European countries in addition to France and Switzerland.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 (IANS) Tucked away inside a heavily forested area, Kerala's only Scheduled Tribes (ST) panchayat Idamalakkudy is home to some of the world's most endangered plant species but the rich biodiversity is fast dwindling as is the tribals' unique way of life, say worried researchers.
Chennai, Apr 18 (ANI): Criticizing the Department of Atomic Energy, anti-nuclear activist Neeraj Jain has urged the Central Government to halt operations at existing plants such as Tamil Nadu's Kudankulam project.
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) A Mexican citizen was arrested Tuesday for allegedly murdering his former live-in partner over custody of their daughter, officials said.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 17 (IANS) The Kerala Bottlers Federation (KBF) and the Association of Distillers, Brewers and Vintners of India Tuesday urged the Kerala government to raise the price of liquor purchased from them as input costs have risen.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 17 (IANS) Since the previous Left government named major parks and popular meeting places in the state after Communist Party of India-Marxist leaders, people in Kerala are curious about the names the Oommen Chandy regime plans to give to the three international airports.
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) East Bengal beat Chirag United Kerala 4-3 in a thrilling I-League encounter at the Yuba Bharati Krinangan here Monday.
Kochi, April 16 (IANS) The CBI, probing the role of some Kerala Police officials in the 2011 murderous attack on a Kollam-based senior journalist, Monday arrested a deputy superintendent of police, the second such high ranking official to be taken into custody in the case.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy along with a team of officials will meet diplomats and business honchos in Delhi later this week
Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 (IANS) A Kerala court Monday extended till April 30 the judicial custody of the two Italian security officials arrested for gunning down two Indian fishermen.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and state Congress chief Ramesh Chennithala left for Delhi Sunday to take up with the party high command the gifting of a fifth ministerial berth to Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) which has set sparks flying in the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF).
Kochi, April 15 (IANS) Angry leaders and activists of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) will march towards the office of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) here Monday to protest the harassment of its leaders in a 2006 murder case.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 14 (IANS) Devout Hindus here Saturday heralded Vishu, the Kerala new year, with traditional cultural fervour with people visiting temples in the morning.
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Concerned over excessive speculation leading to price fluctuation of some essential commodities being traded at the Forward Markets Commission recently, the government Friday said it will take action after getting the report of secretary consumer affairs in 10 days.
Bangalore, April 13 (IANS) HAL Bangalore, who are already relegated, will take on Mumbai FC in the 25th round I-League football at the Bangalore Football Stadium here Saturday.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 13 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has come under fire from Hindu social groups besides his own Congress party ever since he gave a fifth ministership to his second biggest ally, the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML).
Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 (IANS) Kerala is all set to intensify and strengthen the cooperation in the IT Sector with Singapore following a visit by Group of Technology Companies (GTech) there, an official here said Thursday.
Kochi, April 12 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan, a prime accused in a land grab case, suffered a setback Thursday when the Kerala High Court refused to quash the First Information Report (FIR) filed in the case.
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday greeted the nation on the occasion of the traditional harvest festivals Baisakhi, Vishu and Bihu.
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 12 (IANS) Malayalam comic actor Jagathy Sreekumar, seriously injured in a road accident last month, was Thursday shifted to a Vellore hospital.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday added two more ministers to his cabinet, taking the total strength to 21, and shuffled some key portfolios, including home.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday added two more ministers to his cabinet, taking the total strength to 21.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 11 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy finally succumbed to the pressures of coalition politics and handed over a fifth berth to Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) here Wednesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 11 (IANS) The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) Wednesday announced strict measures to prevent bio-piracy.
Kochi, April 11 (IANS) 'DAM999', a controversial movie released last year, has bagged two honorary awards at the Global Music Awards (GMA) held in California.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 11 (IANS) In what is being billed as a pioneering initiative, all 52 jails in Kerala will now go green with the state government undertaking a Rs.25.50 crore solar power project.
Alappuzha (Kerala), April 10 (IANS) A court here Tuesday granted bail to two officials on board the Singapore-based vessel Prabhu Daya which hit a fishing boat off the coast here March 1 leading to the death of five fishermen.
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 10 (IANS) CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat Tuesday dismissed as baseless reports that former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan was 'ousted' from the politburo.
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday issued notice to Kerala Police and the state's mercantile marine department on a petition by the owners of Italian ship MT Enrica Lexie seeking a direction for its release so that it could continue with its voyage, having been detained after two of its crew killed two Indian fishermen in February.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 (IANS) A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court Tuesday summoned Pinarayi Vijayan, secretary of the Kerala unit of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), in a corruption case related to Canada-based firm SNC Lavalin.
The communal genii whose support the Congress invoked to oust Kerala's first Communist government more than 50 years ago are still around and turning the state's politics viral.
Kozhikode (Kerala), Apr 9 (ANI): Prakash Karat was today re-elected as General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for the third consecutive term.
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 9 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan was clearly upset Monday after he failed to make it into the politburo of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M).
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 9 (IANS) There were question marks over both. But while former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee retained his place in the CPI-M politburo, former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan failed to make it.
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 9 (IANS) Prakash Karat was Monday re-elected general secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), but the veteran V.S. Achuthanandan failed to make it to the politburo.
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 9 (IANS) Prakash Karat was Monday re-elected general secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M).
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Family members of a Kerala sailor, who is among 17 Indians on board a Nigerian vessel hijacked by Somali pirates, have urged the Indian government to intervene in seeking their release.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy appears to be caught in a caste conundrum over the expansion of his cabinet.
Muscat, Apr 6, (ANI): The mystery surrounding the death of an Indian businessman in Muscat has deepened with one of employees committed suicide on Thursday.
Kozhikode, Apr 6 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Prakash Karat has said party leaders have deliberated on Marxist ideological and political weaknesses at the state and national level.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 6 (IANS) Christians across Kerala observed Good Friday across churches, and like every year three important rituals remained unchanged.