Everything you need to know about Paloorkavu Central: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Paloorkavu Central: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Shimla, May 24 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said efforts must be made to find answers for reversing the degradation of values, and described education as a necessary tool for national progress, human empowerment and social change.
Mexico City, May 20 (IANS/EFE) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto inaugurated a 1.6-billion-peso ($130-million) expansion of a Nestle instant coffee factory in the central city of Toluca.
Moscow, May 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ryan Fogle, the man Russia's security services claimed to have captured last week as he tried to recruit a Russian to spy for the US, left Moscow Sunday, a media report said.
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari is heading to Uzbekistan, a key Central Asian country, from May 21-24 for talks with President Islam Karimov that are expected to focus on Afghanistan and counter-terrorism cooperation among other issues.
Islamabad, May 17 (ANI): Former Pakistan military chief and president, Pervez Musharraf, has decided to launch a 'peoples' movement in order to clear his name and stay politically relevant as the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz comes to power next week.
Havana, May 15 (IANS) Olympic finalist Hanser Garcia leads Cuba's eight-member national team that will take part in the 2013 Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championship (CCCAN) slated for July 1 to 7 in Costa Rica.
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Two-wheeler major Hero MotoCorp Tuesday launched products in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
Managua, May 13 (IANS/EFE) An Agence France-Presse photojournalist has been expelled from Nicaragua, Chilean Consul Diego Rivera said.
Nassau (Bahamas), May 10 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica were blown away by El Salvador, 2-7, in their opening match of the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship here.
New Delhi, May 10 (ANI): The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has sought a detailed report from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) over the central government's interference in investigations related to the coal blocks allocation scam.
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Prof. K.V.Thomas on Tuesday said that the Central Government is providing subsidy for distribution of sugar through fair price shops in the targeted public distribution system (TPDS) at a uniform retail issue price (RIP) throughout the country.
New Delhi, May 6 (ANI): The Central Government has entrusted the additional charge of the post of member of the Appellate Tribunal for Foreign Exchange to R.P. Tolani, Judicial Member, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, and U.B.S. Bedi, also Judicial Member, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal.
London, May 6 (ANI): Only 6 percent of drivers consider using a mobile while driving as highly socially unacceptable, a new survey has revealed.
Edinburgh, May 6 (ANI): The new headquarters for Chinese newspaper People's Daily has caused a stir among people for its phallic appearance.
Beijing, May 4 (Xinhua-ANI): Visiting U.S. President Barack Obama said here Friday he does "not foresee" a circumstance under which Washington would send ground troops to war-torn Syria.
Washington, May 3 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Thursday kicked off a three-day visit to Mexico and Costa Rica, with focus expected to be on trade, energy, security and immigration issues.
Chennai, May 1 (IANS) Facing criticism for inciting caste violence in Tamil Nadu, PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss Wednesday demanded a probe into the April 25 incidents at Marakkanam near here, in which 20 people were injured.
Washington, April 26 (IANS/EFE) Former US President Bill Clinton has joined Twitter and attracted more than 400,000 followers within 24 hours on the social network.
London, April 21 (ANI): Kelly Brook, who has been engaged twice before, has set tongues wagging by wearing a sparkling engagement ring on her wedding finger while out on the town with boyfriend Danny Cipriani.
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry says performing her single "Firework" at a charity fundraiser with autistic fan Jodi DePiazza, has been her career's highlight.
Washington, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Czech ambassador to the US has expressed concern over remarks in the US social networks wrongly aiming his Central European country over the Boston Marathon terror attack for Chechan rebels.
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) Major online media outlets in China Friday simultaneously opened special webpages to solicit public tips that may help combat corruption.
Dushanbe, Apr. 15 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Monday said he had emphasized India's commitment to the strategic partnership between New Delhi and Dushanbe, and discussed cooperation on security issues as well as in countering cross-border terrorism with Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon.
Moscow, April 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Almost 900 kg of Afghan-made heroin were seized in Russia in the first three months of 2013, the Russian Federal Drug Control Service said.
Rio de Janeiro, April 13 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian central bank's economic activity index, released Friday, declined by 0.52 percent in February from the previous month on a seasonally adjusted basis, a result that hints at a poor GDP number for the first quarter.
Bogota, April 12 (IANS/EFE) South African-born Nobel literature laureate J.M. Coetzee offered an impassioned critique of censorship during a seminar at the Universidad Central de Bogota.
Panaji, April 9 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Tuesday dodged a query from a legislator who asked if US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officials are in the state to probe casinos and their alleged links to terrorist activities.
Washington, Apr.7 (ANI): Shamed former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director David Petraeus was quizzed as part of an ongoing investigation by the FBI at his home.
Beijing, April 4 (IANS) Young and middle-aged Chinese are worried about their health, showed a survey that cited stress, long working hours and difficulty in sleeping as the three biggest sources of health concerns.
New Delhi, Apr. 2 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today approved the proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs for continuation of the Scheme for Special Infrastructure (SIS) in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected states during the 12th Plan period (up to March 31, 2017).
Moscow, March 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Forty rare Uzbek pigeons worth 600,000 rubles (over $19,000) have been stolen in the Siberian city of Omsk, police said on its website.
Moscow, March 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has condemned attempts to blame him for the Soviet Union's breakup.
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Kazakhstan's experience of promoting interfaith harmony through a world congress of religions which the Central Asian country has been holding in Astana since 2003 was marked at a roundtable here attended by delegates of different faiths.
Kolkata, Mar 30 (ANI): Congress today backed the proposal to deploy Central forces in West Bengal for panchayat elections.
Washington, Mar. 30 (ANI): African forest elephants are being poached out of existence.
Washington, March 28 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama will travel to Mexico and Costa Rica during the first week of May as part of his efforts to strengthen the already-deep ties Washington shares with Mexico and Central America, the White House announced Wednesday.
Paris, March 26 (IANS) Two Indians were killed and five wounded when French troops fired at vehicles trying to enter the Bangui airport in the Central African Republic, Xinhua reported.
Moscow, March 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Moscow offices of Amnesty International have been searched in what critics of the Russian government say is a sustained pressure campaign against rights organisations.
United Nations, March 25 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the rebels' seizure of state power in the Central African Republic (CAR) and called for earliest restoration of the constitutional order.
Kochi, March 25 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday confirmed that corruption had taken place in the controversial helicopter deal with Italian company AgustaWestland. He added that a new defence procurement policy would soon be ready.
Yaounde/Bangui, March 25 (IANS) Central African Republic slid into anarchy after its President Francois Bozize fled to Cameroon Sunday as rebels in his country seized capital Bangui.
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): A female great tits' (Parus major) appearance indicates healthy attributes in offspring, a new study has revealed.
Washington, Mar. 21 (ANI): The growing speculation that the White House is preparing to shift its secretive drone programme from the Central Intelligence Agency to the Pentagon is raising new questions: how much more transparency this move would bring into the use of the unmanned ariel vehicles.
Washington, Mar. 20 (ANI): The Central Intelligence Agency's Luis Rueda has revealed that he had briefed former president George Bush and his top advisers on intelligence that could enable the president to call off the Iraq invasion.
London, Mar 20 (ANI): Sir Paul McCartney has put his acting skills to test in a live episode of US comedy '30 Rock'.
Beijing, March 17 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping Sunday pledged to resolutely fight against corruption and other misconduct in all manifestations and always preserve the political integrity of communists.
Beijing, March 17 (IANS) Japanese automaker Toyota will recall around 4,400 units of its FJ Cruiser cars in China over seat-belt flaws, China's consumer quality watchdog said.
New Delhi, Mar. 16 (ANI): Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions V. Narayanasamy on Saturday said that there is an urgent need to strengthen Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) and make it more effective.
Tegucigalpa, March 16 (IANS/EFE) Fifty-three attorneys were murdered in Honduras during the period 2010-12 and more than 95 of the crimes remain unsolved, the Central American nation's human rights commissioner said.
Beijing, March 15 (IANS) Fan Changlong and Xu Qiliang were endorsed as vice chairmen of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of China at the annual parliamentary session Friday.
New Delhi, Mar 15 (ANI): Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and public Distribution Prof. K.V. Thomas has called for the effective functioning of consumer dispute redressal machinery in the country
Beijing, March 14 (Xinhua-ANI): Xi Jinping was elected Chinese president Thursday morning at the ongoing session of the 12th National People's Congress, China's top legislature.
Beijing, March 14 (IANS) Xi Jinping was Thursday elected Chinese president at the ongoing session of the 12th National People's Congress, China's top legislature.
Beijing, March 14 (Xinhua-ANI): Li Yuanchao has been elected as vice president of China on Thursday at the annual session of the country's top legislature.
Washington, Mar. 7 (ANI): Chelsea Handler, who made headlines when she publicly bashed Angelina Jolie and her eldest son, Maddox Jolie-Pitt in 2007, has done it again by saying that the superstar seems like a "demon."
New Delhi, Mar. 7 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday questioned the brothers of former Air Force chief S. P. Tyagi in connection with the Rs. 3600 crore AgustaWestland chopper deal.
Washington, March 5 (ANI): When a marathon runner suddenly collapses to the ground after reaching the finishing line, many people may probably assume that this is because he has expended all energy in his muscles.
Islamabad, Feb. 28 (ANI): Pakistan's envoy to the US, Sherry Rehman, has emphasized the need for building mutual trust and trade between the two countries. She also underscored the need to move forward with clear goals for peace, security and development at a time of important transitions in the region.
Beijing, Feb 27 (IANS) China has told schools to shun extravagance and waste, a move in line with a call by the country's leaders for thrifty lifestyles and a rejection of pomp.
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) After a two month battle by a group of Republican senators opposing his nomination, the US Senate Tuesday confirmed former Republican senator Chuck Hagel to be the next Secretary of Defense by a vote of 58-41.
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Monday registered a preliminary enquiry against 11 people, including former chief of air staff S.P. Tyagi, and four companies in the $750 million deal for purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters from AgustaWestland.
London, February 25 (ANI): Carnosine, which is taken as a dietary supplement, could help protect against a host of diseases from cancer to Alzheimer's disease, scientists have claimed.
Moscow, Feb 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A suspected robber has been arrested in Taiwan for stealing gold jewellery worth more than $500,000 by cutting holes in coffins.
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Actor-director Ben Affleck visited Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as part of his research for his Oscar-nominated film "Argo".
Beijing, Feb 21 (IANS) Change has been seen in China "though there are still tests and expectations ahead", said Chinese news agency Xinhua as the country's new leaders complete 100 days of governance.
New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Union Water Resources Minister Harish Rawat has urged industry to come forward with technical and financially feasible solutions to address the challenges in the water sector in the country- particularly in the field of recycling and reuse of water, water conservation and ground water re-charge.
San Jose, Feb 21 (IANS/EFE) Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla and her Mexican counterpart, Enrique Pena Nieto, agreed to bolster bilateral relations, emphasizing trade, cooperation and investment, while maintaining a regional focus.
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) A team of experts and officials from New Delhi will tour drought-hit regions of Maharashtra to assess the situation next week, officials said here Wednesday.
New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): The Central government has taken measures to deal with the two-day strike called by 11 trade unions from today.
Samsun (Turkey), Feb 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and Turkey officially opened the first railroad ferry link across the Black Sea Tuesday.
New Delhi, Feb. 19 (ANI): The Central Government on Wednesday again appealed to the bank employees not to join the two-day nationwide strike from Wednesday.
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The government has nothing to hide in the VVIP chopper controversy and is prepared for a discussion in parliament, said Defence Minister A.K. Antony here Tuesday. He also refuted reports about his resignation.
Moscow, Feb 18 (IANS/EFE) Russian authorities estimate that the meteor that entered the Earth's atmosphere and exploded in the sky over the Ural Mountains region caused more than $30 million in damage.
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A CBI team is likely to leave for Italy Monday to probe the allegations of kickbacks in the $750 mn/Rs.3,600 crore deal for the 12 AgustaWestland 101 choppers, officials said.
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 17 (IANS) A teenage football fan of Brazilian top flight club Nautico is fighting for his life after being shot during a confrontation between rival supporters.
Moscow, Feb 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Countries pursuing a monetary policy that hinges on weakening the national currency in the hope of catalysing economic recovery would be wise to remember the associated risks, Russia has warned.
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) As more high-profile names cropped up in connection with bribery allegations in the $750 million VVIP chopper deal, the Indian government Friday put the contract with Italian firm Finmevcanica on hold and began the process to cancel it.
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) A petitioner Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking quashing of the $750-million deal for 12 VVIP helicopters for the Indian Air Force and an independent probe into allegations of bribery.
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The government had requested the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for an early inquiry into the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal and would take "strongest action" after it was completed, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Wednesday.
Dubai, Feb 8 (IANS/WAM) The Dubai World Central airport handled 219,092 tonnes of air freight in 2012, according to a report released Friday.
Mexico City, Feb 8 (IANS/EFE) Wind power has tremendous potential for growth in Latin America, where demand for renewable energy is high in Central America and the Caribbean, while Mexico has a favourable political environment for the industry, a company official said.
New Delhi, Feb. 7 (ANI): Vice Chancellors (VCs) of all the Central Universities in the country have requested the government to set up an independent council to look after the functioning of these universities and take proper steps to improve the quality of education and faculty to bring it on par with the top universities in the world.
Beijing, Feb 7 (IANS) Next Chinese president Xi Jinping has urged his Communist Party of China (CPC) to be more tolerant of criticism and receptive to the views of non-communists.
Tashkent, Feb 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Uzbekistan has made trading with foreign currency a criminal offence, the latest in a string of measures aimed at preventing the global market slump from eating into the Central Asian republic's reserves.
In a bid to improve the poor condition of higher education in India, Prime Minister Tuesday stated that government the government would work to remove imbalances and streamline equity-related schemes in higher education and to introduce introducing flexibility in higher educational institutions to attract good faculty, raise teaching standards and encourage cutting edge research to nurture talent........................
Beijing, Feb 5 (IANS) Next Chinese president Xi Jinping took a tour of northwest China, known for its barren land and poor natural conditions, and met impoverished villagers to get "first-hand information" regarding their well-being.
New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): Asserting that fostering excellence in our higher educational institutions is a critical challenge that we must collectively address, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday called for introducing flexibility in higher educational institutions to attract good faculty, raise teaching standards and encourage cutting edge research to nurture talent.
Moscow, Feb 5 (IANS) The contents of the Russia Central Naval Museum have been insured for $2 billion in case of transport damage, chief curator of the museum Natalya Shishkova said Monday.
Guatemala City, Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) Guatemala now raises its national flag on a monument that has the tallest flagstaff in Central America, which makes it visible from any part of the capital, Defense Minister Ulises Anzueto said.
New Delhi, Feb.4 (ANI): All Central Excise and Service Tax superintendents will submit their resignations on April 30 over their demand for no promotions, lower salary and lack of working conditions.
London, Jan 31 (ANI): After it emerged that prostitutes have been using Facebook to advertise their services, fears about the effect it could have on kids have risen.
Beijing, Jan. 29 (Xinhua-ANI): China will remain on a path of peaceful development and take a more active posture in international affairs, said Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.
Abu Dhabi, Jan 28 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and the US have begun joint military exercises involving land, sea and air drills.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 26 (IANS) Kerala should embrace modern technology in agriculture, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Saturday.
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Drone attacks are making US "extremely popular" in Pakistan, said a former chief of US intelligence who cautioned that covert action there has "never led to good results".
New Delhi, Jan. 18 (ANI): Asserting that the recent economic decisions taken by the Centre are against the people's interest, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Friday took the Congress-led UPA Government to task over the diesel price hike, saying it will add to inflation and the farmers will suffer.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has raised a forceful demand to effect a substantial hike in the Central Taxes share which stands frozen at 325 cr since 2001-02 despite size of Annual Plan gone up from 8973 cr in 2001-02 to
London, Jan 15 (ANI): Two out of five women believe that wearing something red increase professional confidence, while 29 percent wished they had the courage to wear the colour more often, a survey suggests.
London, Jan. 9 (ANI): The Council on American-Islamic Relations has said it is 'troubled' by CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) nominee John Brennan's involvement with drone killings.
Lucknow, Jan. 2 (ANI): Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Wednesday said her party agrees with the view that those accused of rape should not be fielded by political parties in elections.