Kollam Cutchery

Everything you need to know about Kollam Cutchery: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Everything you need to know about Kollam Cutchery: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

RSP factions merge in Kerala, UDF numbers rise to 75

June 10, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Kollam ( Kerala) June 10 (IANS) Rival factions of the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP), which split from the party in 1999, merged here Tuesday in the presence of a huge gathering of their supporters. The merger also raised the ruling United Democratic Front's strength in the assembly to 75.

Achuthanandan attacks CPI-M's Kerala leadership

June 8, 2014 at 6:50 PM

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, June 8 (IANS) Veteran CPI-M leader V.S. Achuthanandan went hammer and tongs against the party's Kerala leadership at a top-level meeting in Delhi Sunday.

Stones pelted at Kollam MP's house in Kerala

June 7, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Kollam (Kerala), June 7 (IANS) Miscreants pelted stones on Kollam Lok Sabha member N.K. Premachandran's house here and pasted posters threatening him.

CPI-M rejects politburo member's request to resign as MLA

May 24, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) The CPI-M that met here Saturday has rejected the request of politburo member M.A. Baby to resign as a legislator, party leaders said.

From 60 to 12 MPs: Left supporters target 'jaded leadership'

May 19, 2014 at 2:18 PM

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) There is seething anger in the ranks of the Left over the drubbing it received in the Lok Sabha elections and senior leaders as well as sympathisers are clamouring for a new leadership. Amid a "Modi wave" that decimated several opposition parties, the Communists have been reduced to a rump of 12 in the 543-seat Lok Sabha, a far cry from the 60 MPs it had a decade ago.

Kerala's Left parties to introspect

May 17, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, May 17 (IANS) The Left parties in Kerala failed to cash in sufficiently on the anti-Congress sentiment and won only eight of the 20 seats in the southern state.

CPI-M ups Kerala tally but politburo member loses

May 16, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Kollam (Kerala), May 16 (IANS) The CPI-M increased its tally of the Lok Sabha seats from four to five in Kerala but its politburo member M.A.Baby lost to his former cabinet colleague N.K.Premachandran of the RSP.

Women Congress leader hits out at Kerala unit chief

May 5, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, May 5 (IANS) Senior woman Congress leader Shanimol Usman has in a letter to the party's Kerala unit president V.M. Sudheeran has said he was only worried about his image and does things to lower the image of others.

UDF, LDF battle for Kerala's 24 million votes (Curtain Raiser) (Election Special)(Superseding earl

April 8, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 8 (IANS) At the end of a long, sustained, acrimonious electoral campaign, the fate of Kerala's traditional political foes, the Congress-led UDF and the Left-led LDF, will be decided Thursday by some 24 million voters.

Political fortunes fluctuate in Kerala as poll date nears

April 1, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 1 (IANS) The fortunes of Kerala's political fronts are fluctuating ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

Kerala's cashewnut haven to see a crackling battle (Election Special)

March 18, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Kollam, March 18 (IANS) In Kerala, the most cracking battle of the Lok Sabha poll will in all likelihood be fought in Kollam, known for production of exotic cashew nuts.

Parties announce candidates in Kerala

March 13, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, March 13 (IANS) The Congress-led UDF and the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-led LDF announced their lists of candidates Thursday.

Congress leaders take list of Kerala probables to Delhi

March 12, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, March 12 (IANS) Top leaders of the Congress in Kerala, armed with a list of probable candidates, have gone to Delhi.

RSP leaving Left Front has national significance: Congress

March 10, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, March 10 (IANS) The Revolutionary Socialist Party's decision to move out of the Left Front after over three decades and join the United Democratic Front (UDF) was of national significance, the Congress said Monday.

Antony not to contest Lok Sabha polls: Congress

March 9, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, March 9 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony will not contest the Lok Sabha polls from Kerala, a senior Congress leader said Sunday.

RSP walks out of LDF after being denied seat

March 8, 2014 at 10:09 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, March 8 (IANS) Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP), a constituent of the Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala, Saturday walked out of the alliance after it was denied a Lok Sabha seat, saying it was fed up with the overbearing attitude of the CPI-M.

RSP walks out of LDF after being denied seat

March 8, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, March 8 (IANS) Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP), a constituent of the Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala, Saturday walked out of the alliance after it was denied a Lok Sabha seat, saying it was fed up with the overbearing attitude of the CPI-M.

Kerala's rival fronts face trouble over seat-sharing

March 7, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, March 7 (IANS) With just 34 days left for the Lok Sabha polls in Kerala, both the state's fronts - the ruling UDF and the LDF - are facing trouble over seat-sharing.

BJP wants uniformity while Congress wants unity: Sonia Gandhi

February 16, 2014 at 9:26 AM

Kollam (Kerala), Feb.16 (ANI): Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi has accused the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party of only wanting uniformity, as opposed to the Congress wanting to promote unity.

Kerala to have six new all-women police stations

January 6, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 6 (IANS) Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala, in his first meeting with police top brass, vowed to make the state a "Nirbhaya Kerala," one where women have nothing to fear. Six new all-women police stations would be set up, he said.

Chandy's mass contact gets pat on back from HC

December 12, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Kochi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Thursday made a complimentary observation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's mass contact programme in different districts, at which the grievances of common people are heard.

India finish 5th in junior Asian women's basketball

November 29, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Colombo, Nov 29 (IANS) The Indian basketball team finished fifth in the third FIBA Asia Under-16 Championship for Women by defeating Kazakhstan 84-71.

No sleaze video exists, says Kerala solar scam accused

November 22, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Kochi, Nov 22 (IANS) Saritha Nair, the main accused in what has come to be called the solar panel scam in Kerala, has denied reports that a video exists in which she is featured in "compromising positions" with three state ministers and other top officials.

Criminal conspiracy, says union minister of sleaze video

November 21, 2013 at 6:05 PM

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 21 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation K.C. Venugopal Thursday said the alleged sleaze video recording of him with one of the accused in what has come to be called the "solar scam" was part of a conspiracy.

Swetha Menon met Chandy, told him about Kollam incident

November 10, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 10 (IANS) Actress Swetha Menon Sunday said she met Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and informed him about the Kollam incident earlier this month when a COngress MP allegedly groped her.

Didn't succumb to any pressure: Swetha Menon

November 7, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Mumbai, Nov 7 (IAN) Malayalam actress Swetha Menon, who had accused senior Congress MP Peethamabara Kurup for allegedly groping her at a public function in Kollam, Kerala, says she was not pressurised to withdraw her complaint. She also claims that it wasn't a publicity stunt.

Swetha Menon withdraws complaint, controversy blows over

November 3, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Kochi, Nov 3 (IANS) After two days of standing her ground, popular Malayalam film actress Swetha Menon has withdrawn her complaint against Congress MP Peethamabara Kurup for allegedly groping her.

Youth Congress workers burn effigy of Swetha Menon

November 3, 2013 at 6:11 PM

Kollam (Kerala), Nov 3 (IANS) Angry Youth Congress workers in Kollam district of Kerala burnt an effigy of Malayalam actress Swetha Menon after reports that police here had registered a case against MP Peethamabara Kurup for allegedly groping her.

Party defends Kurup in Swetha Menon case

November 3, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Kochi, Nov 3 (IANS) The Kollam District Congress Committee Sunday came out in support of party parliamentarian Peethamabara Kurup who is accused by Malayalam actress Swetha Menon of groping her at a crowded public event.

I am not a liar: Swetha Menon

November 2, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Kochi, Nov 2 (IANS) Actress Swetha Menon continued to be in a state of shock over the incidents that happened Friday at Kollam and said, "I am not a liar".

Kerala lawmaker faces flak over boat race visuals

November 2, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 2 (IANS) Popular Malayalam film actress Swetha Menon Saturday said let "visuals speak" after TV channels showed a lawmaker trying to cosy up to her during a boat race. The parliamentarian has denied the charge.

Wasnik heads for choppy Congress waters in Kerala

October 16, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 16 (IANS) Congress leader Mukul Wasnik arrives here Wednesday amid infighting in the party and a state leader said he would "lend his ears to all".

Modi in Kerala for Amma's b'day

September 25, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 25 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi arrived here Wednesday night to wish Amma on her birthday.

Good news for blood cancer patients

September 22, 2013 at 8:12 PM

Kollam (Kerala), Sep 22 (IANS) For millions of Indians battling leukemia (blood cancer), there is good news.

Woman saint who has hugged millions turns 60

September 22, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Kollam (Kerala), Sep 22 (IANS) A young woman from a poor family in Kerala, who battled great odds to become India's 'hugging saint', is turning 60, and the event set to draw a sea of devotees and VIPs, including Narendra Modi, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate.

Kerala, Tamil Nadu join hands to fight 'killer spirit'

September 9, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 9 (IANS) With liquor flowing freely as Onam draws near, Tamil Nadu and Kerala will join hands to ensure that "spirit" does not cross borders freely.

Tourism only viable business in Kerala: NRI honcho

August 8, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 8 (IANS) Middle East-based Keralaite businessman

Chandy hints at stepping up work on highway projects

July 15, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, July 15 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday said work on delayed National Highway projects in the state would be stepped up before the Onam season in September.

All will be consulted on seaplane service: Kerala minister

June 19, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 (IANS) Kerala Tourism Minister A.P. Anil Kumar Wednesday said that all stakeholders would be taken into confidence regarding the operations of a sea plane service in the state's picturesque backwaters.

Greens say no to seaplane service in Kerala backwaters

June 7, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Kochi, June 7 (IANS) The much-fancied last-mile connectivity in Kerala has come for flak with noted environmentalists opposing the amphibian seaplane service launched amid fanfare in the state's backwaters to attract more domestic and overseas tourists.

Mann's family losing hope for CBI probe

June 4, 2013 at 2:57 PM

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.

Kerala launches India's first seaplane service

June 2, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Kollam (Kerala), June 2 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Sunday launched the country's first seaplane service from the backwaters here.

Kerala welcomes its first seaplane

May 30, 2013 at 8:41 PM

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.

Steve Waugh participates in Vishu festivities in Kerala

April 14, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Kollam (Kerala), April 14 (ANI): Former Australian cricketer Steve Waugh on Sunday participated in Vishu festivities here.

Steve Waugh joins Vishu celebrations in Kerala

April 14, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Kollam (Kerala), April 14 (IANS) While many of his former team mates were busy playing cricket at the highest level in India, former Australia captain Steve Waugh was steeped in celebrations of Vishu here.

It's blazing hot, people wait for rain relief (Kerala Newsletter)

April 13, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 13 (IANS) With the summer rain playing truant and the sun blazing down like never before, Kerrala has become a furnace of sorts. The mercury has been rising and has already crossed 40 degrees Celsius in Palakkad district.

Devotees take part in elephant tail catching festival in Kerala

April 12, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Kollam (Kerala), April 12 (ANI): Devotees assembled in huge numbers to take part in the popular elephant tail catching festival in Kollam, Kerala.

Owner of fishing boat attacked by Italian Marines want trial in Kerala

March 27, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Kollam(Kerala), Mar 27 (ANI): Owner of the fishing vessel St. Anthony, Freddie Louis on Wednesday urged the government of India to form a special court in Kerala for the trial of the Italian marines, who had killed two fishermen mistaking them to be pirates.

Religious faith twists gender, as men cross-dress in Kerala

March 25, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Kollam (Kerala), Mar 25 (ANI): Several men dressed up as women turned up at Kollam to worship Hindu goddess Bhagavathy as they carried lamps in their hands followed by a procession during an annual temple festival yesterday.

Shift Italian marines' trial to Kerala: Oommen Chandy to Centre

March 24, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 24 (ANI): Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has urged the Central Government to set up the special court at Kollam district to conduct the trial of the two Italian marines charged with the killing of two Indian fishermen.

Set up special court to try marines in Kerala: Chandy

March 23, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, March 23 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging that the special court to try two Italian marines on murder charges be set up in the state itself.

Italian marines issue: Slain Kerala fisherman's widow looks for justice

March 22, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Kollam/New Delhi, Mar. 22 (ANI): Dora Gelastine, widow of one of the slain Indian fishermen, on Friday welcomed the Italian Government's decision to send back the two marines, and said that justice should now be delivered soon.

Now study proves it - bidi smoking causes cancer

March 21, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, March 21 (IANS) The country's first such study, using cohort groups, has proven conclusively that smoking bidi (tobacco wrapped in the leaf of the tendu plant) increases the propensity for cancer.

Maudany back in jail after daughter's wedding

March 13, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, March 13 (IANS) Muslim leader Abdul Nasser Maudany who was here on bail to attend his daughter's wedding flew back to a Bangalore jail Wednesday.

On parole, Maudany breaks down

March 11, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Kollam (Kerala), March 11 (IANS) Muslim leader Abdul Nasser Maudany, on parole to attend his daughter's wedding in Kerala, broke down here Monday while addressing a prayer meeting.

Kerala leaders, crowds greet Maudany

March 10, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Kollam (Kerala), March 10 (IANS) Traffic stopped, crowds went delirious and Kerala politicians shook hands with Abdul Nasser Maudany as the jailed Muslim leader came here to attend his daughter's wedding Sunday.

Maudany to make Kerala visit under high security

March 8, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, March 8 (IANS) Jailed Peoples Democratic Party leader Abdul Nasser Maudany, granted bail to attend his daughter's marriage, will make his trip to Kerala under tight security and in full adherence to the bail conditions, a minister said Friday.

Jailed Madani allowed to attend daughter's marriage

March 7, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Bangalore, March 7 (IANS) A court here Thursday allowed Kerala's People's Democratic Party leader Abdul Nasser Madani, in jail here facing trial in the 2008 Bangalore serial blast case, to attend his daughter's marriage in his home state.

Kerala CM writes letter seeking bail for Maudany

March 3, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, March 3 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Sunday wrote to his counterpart in Karnataka requesting his intervention to see that jailed PDP leader Abdul Nasser Maudany be given bail to enable him to attend his daughter's wedding.

Humdinger on cards as Services meet Punjab

February 28, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Kochi, Feb 28 (IANS) It will be a battle of wits when heavyweights holders Services and seven-time winners Punjab cross swords in the second semi-final of the 67th Santosh Trophy for the National Football Championship here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Friday.

Disappointed with rail budget: Kerala minister

February 26, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (IANS) Aryadan Mohammed, Kerala minister for railways, Tuesday said he was disappointed as the state was expecting to get more than what was offered in the railway budget presented in the Lok Sabha.

'Funeral pillow' big hit in Europe

February 6, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Alappuzha (Kerala), Feb 6 (IANS) A 'funeral pillow', made in Kerala from coir and placed under the head of the departed prior to the burial, has sold nine million units in Europe, a company official said here Wednesday.

'Vishwaroopam' screened in Kerala

January 26, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 26 (IANS) Kamal Haasan's controversial film "Vishwaroopam" was Saturday screened here amid a police presence. It got support from the youth wings of the CPI-M and BJP here, though a section of Muslims protested the screening.

Italian marines to move to Delhi: SC

January 18, 2013 at 8:41 PM

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court said Friday that two Italian marines charged with shooting dead two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast last year would shift to Delhi and report to a police station here every week till a special court is set up to try them.

SC has upheld basic position of Kerala Govt.: Chandy

January 18, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Thiruvananthapuram/Kochi, Jan 18 (ANI): Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday said the Supreme Court has upheld the basic position of the state government and the police in the shooting case involving Italian marines.

Verdict on marine case not setback: Chandy

January 18, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) With the Supreme Court Friday ruling that the Kerala government has no independent jurisdiction to try the two Italian marines for shooting dead two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast last year, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said the verdict is no setback because it upheld the argument that the case can be tried under Indian law.

I should get justice: Kerala fisherman's widow

January 18, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) With the Supreme Court Friday ruling that the Kerala government has no independent jurisdiction to try two Italian marines for shooting dead two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast last year, one of the fishermen's wife said she will let the court decide on her justice.

Italian marines case: Supreme Court says special apex court will try them

January 18, 2013 at 12:57 PM

New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): In a major setback to two Italian marines who have been accused of killing two Kerala fishermen in February last year, the Supreme Court on Friday said both will be tried by a special apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir.

Italian marines case: Supreme Court says special apex court will try them

January 18, 2013 at 12:46 PM

The Supreme Court of India Friday gave a major set back to two Italian marines who are accused of killing two Kerala fisherman last year by directing that both will be tried by a special apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir...................

Three non-resident Keralites among PBD awardees

January 9, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Kochi, Jan 9 (IANS) Three non-resident Keralites were among the 15 people given this year's Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awards here Wednesday.

Kerala encourages NRIs to invest in state

January 9, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Kochi, Jan 9 (IANS) Kerala has stepped up efforts to encourage NRIs to invest in various sectors of the state, an official said Wednesday.

Italian marines surrender passports before Kollam trial court

January 4, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Kollam (Kerala), Jan.4 (ANI): The two Italian marines, facing murder charges in Kerala, on Friday surrendered their passports before a trial court here within hours of returning to India after observing their Christmas holidays at home.

New Year in Kerala houseboat is a big hit

December 30, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Alappuzha (Kerala), Dec 30 (IANS) There might be fewer foreign tourists here, but all 650 houseboats that ply the Vembanad Lake here have been booked much in advance. Anyone who wants to ride these boats now will have to wait till a fortnight after the New Year.

Indian fisherman killing case: Italian marines leave for Italy through special aircraft to celebrate Chirstmas

December 22, 2012 at 5:35 PM

The two Italian Marines currently on bail here after being charged with the killing of two Indian fishermen, have been allowed to go to their native country for celebrating Christians' biggest festival Christmas.......................

Special aircraft leaves with Italian Marines

December 22, 2012 at 7:41 AM

Kochi, Dec 22 (IANS) The two Italian Marines currently on bail here after being charged with the killing of two Indian fishermen, and who were allowed to fly back to their country to celebrate Christmas, left here in the early hours of Saturday.

Three minor girls sexually exploited in Kerala

December 18, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 18 (IANS) Three incidents of minor girls being sexually exploited came to light in Kerala Tuesday amid the country and its parliament being outraged over the gang-rape of a 23-year-old woman in Delhi.

Indian fishing community opposes Italian marines plea to go home for Christmas

December 18, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Kollam, Dec 18 (ANI): Fishermen in the seaport town of southern Kollam in Kerala have registered strong opposition to the Italian mariners plea to temporarily return to Italy for Christmas.

Italian marines want to go home for Christmas

December 14, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Kochi, Dec 14 (IANS) The two Italian marines, currently on bail here in connection with the killing of two Indian fishermen in February, submitted a petition Friday asking that they be allowed to go home for Christmas.

Kerala to introduce seaplanes to attract tourists

December 11, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 11 (IANS) Kerala Tourism will introduce seaplanes and special bogies in trains to attract visitors to the state, a minister said Tuesday.

On World Aids Day, Benson dreams of bicycle with gears

December 1, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Kollam (Kerala) Dec 1 (IANS) Benson, 17, is a class 11 student. He is HIV-positive and not quite healthy - and he wishes he could have a geared bicycle.

Thousands flock to see boat race in Kollam

November 2, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Kollam (Kerala), Nov.2 (ANI): Thousands of people participated in the annual boat race in Kollam, Kerala, on Friday.

Lyricist Kurup to get Shakespeare Velayudhan Nair Award

October 19, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 19 (IANS) Poet and lyricist O.N.V. Kurup will be honoured with the first Shakespeare Velayudhan Nair Award for his comprehensive achievement in Malayalam literature and language.

CPI-M to launch protests against Kerala government

October 17, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17 (IANS) The CPI-M state committee that met here over the past two days has decided to launch a series of protests against the Oommen Chandy government in Kerala for taking "an anti-people stance".

Italy criticises India's judiciary over Marines case

October 11, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Rome, Oct 11 (IANS) Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi Thursday said he was "astounded and disconcerted" by the Indian justice system's dithering over the case of two Italian anti-pirate Marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in February.

Kerala IT to participate in Dubai IT expo

October 10, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 10 (IANS) A high level delegation from Kerala IT will participate in the GITEX Technology Week 2012 in Dubai to be held Oct 14-18 to showcase the strength of the state in the IT sector.

Mata announces Rs.25 crore charity on 59th birthday

September 27, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Kollam (Kerala), Sep 27 (IANS) Celebrating her 59th birthday, Mata Amritananadamayi, known as the hugging saint, Thursday announced a Rs.25 crore charity to be launched across the country.

Bihari youth's death: Kerala doctors threaten strike

August 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 27 (IANS) The Kerala Government Medical Officers Association (KGMOA) Monday threatened to go on strike after Chief Minister Oommen Chandy refused to revoke action against five doctors for dereliction of duty leading to the death of a Bihari youth.

Indian electronic industry will need 2.8 mn professionals by 2020

August 18, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Kollam (Kerala), Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian electronic industry will require 2.8 million professionals at various levels by 2020, according to a top government official.

Kerala government faces ire over 'murder' of Bihari youth

August 18, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) The Kerala government is facing the heat over the unnatural death of 24-year-old Bihari youth S.S. Mann who was brought dead from a mental hospital here to the Medical College Hospital on Aug 4.

Two arrested for death of man from Bihar in Kerala

August 11, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 11 (IANS) Two people were Thursday arrested for the death of a man from Bihar who died in a hospital here last week after being arrested for a bid to attack spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi's ashram near Kollam, police said.

Bihar youth's death: Friends to seek justice

August 9, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Patna, Aug 9 (IANS) After family, now friends of 34-year-old Satnam Singh Mann, who died in mysterious circumstances in Kerala, wish to seek justice for him.

Venus transit clouded in Kerala, monsoon strengthens

June 6, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, June 6 (IANS) Rains lashed the Kerala capital Wednesday, disappointing hundreds of school children and others here who could not have a clear view of Venus's transit across the Sun. The southwest monsoon which hit the state Tuesday is gathering strength, officials said.

150 Sri Lankans headed for Australia detained in Kerala

June 5, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Kollam (Kerala), June 5 (IANS) Around 150 Sri Lankans headed for Australia by sea were apprehended in Kollam by Kerala police and 27 of them, including six children, were Tuesday sent to judicial custody under the Foreigners Act for not having travel documents, police said.

Monsoon hits Kerala, IMD says delay is ok

June 5, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The southwest monsoon, crucial for agriculture, hit Kerala Tuesday, with a senior official saying that the four-day delay was not a cause for worry.

150 Sri Lankans caught on illegal trip to Australia

June 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Kollam, June 4 (IANS) Some 150 Sri Lankans were caught following an aborted attempt to reach Australia on a boat from here, police said Monday.

Italian marines granted bail

May 30, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Thiruvananthpuram, May 30 (ANI): The Kerala High Court (HC) on Wednesday granted conditional bail to two Italian marines, who have been accused of killing two Keralite fisherman off the Needakara coast in Kollam in February.

Kerala court dismisses pleas of Italian Marines

May 29, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Kochi, May 29 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Tuesday dismissed the pleas of two Italian Marines to quash the first information report filed against them by Kerala Police in the Feb 15 fishermen shooting case.

Italian sailors to be shifted to Kochi's Borstal school

May 25, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Thiruvanathapuram, May 25 (ANI): Authorities in Kerala have decided to move the two jailed Italian marines charged with the murder of Keralite fishermen, to the Borstal in Kochi.

Italian Marines shifted to reformatory in Kochi

May 25, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Kollam (Kerala), May 25 (IANS) The two jailed Italian Marines in Kerala who were put up at the Trivandrum Central Prison since February have been shifted to a Borstal School in Kochi Friday, officials said.

Kerala shuts down to protest petrol price hike

May 24, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) A statewide shutdown was called by the Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here Thursday to protest the huge hike in petrol prices.