Kerala

  • Lakhs of Sabarimala pilgrims witness ‘celestial light’
    2:39 PM

    Sabarimala (Kerala), Jan 14 (IANS) Lakhs of pilgrims in Sabarimala Wednesday witnessed the “celestial light” and went delirious with joy as shouts of Swamiye Ayyapa reverberated all round this temple town. If there is one single event for which Sabarimala pilgrims wait patiently for hours together it is this light

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  • Kerala students develop 200-km-a-litre vehicle
    12:25 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 14 (IANS) Three sixth semester mechanical engineering students here have designed and developed a prototype vehicle which runs more than 200 kilometres per litre of petrol. “It is a wonderful innovation and needs to be promoted considering the energy crisis and rising oil prices”, said B. Anil, the

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  • India’s coconut industry needs a makeover
    8:19 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 14 (IANS) It’s time the coconut industry in India got a makeover. Producers and officials lament that although India is one of the largest producers of coconuts, it has failed to extract exquisite high value goods – unlike some other countries. Even some non-coconut producing countries are using

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  • Kerala to oppose Godse bust: Congress
    4:03 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 13 (IANS) The people of Kerala will not allow a bust of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse to be put up in the state, the Congress said Tuesday. State Congress president V.M. Sudheeran said in a statement that the Hindu Mahasabha, which has now started to glorify Godse,

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  • Hosts Australia enter quarters of Asian Cup football
    12:18 PM

    Melbourne, Jan 13 (IANS) Hosts Australia booked their ticket into the quarter-final stage of the Asian Cup football tournament with a convincing 4-0 victory over Oman in Sydney Tuesday. Two goals in quick succession from Matt McKay and Robbie Kruse built the foundations for the comfortable win, before Mark Milligan’s

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  • ‘Pakistan World Cup squad chosen based on nepotism’
    12:18 PM

    Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Former batsman Mohsin Hasan Khan has alleged that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) selectors have chosen the country’s World Cup squad based on nepotism, which can hamper their chances of winning the quadrennial event. “Seeing the final squad for the World Cup, it seems personal interests

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  • Tendulkar to run alongside Kerala governor, chief minister
    12:17 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 13 (IANS) Sports lovers in Kerala will have an opportunity to watch cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar run alongside Governor P.Sathasivam and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in a marathon being held across the state Jan 20. The marathon titled “Run Kerala Run” is intended to popularise the upcoming 35th

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  • India’s first hi-speed rural broadband network commissioned
    5:19 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 12 (IANS) Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Monday commissioned India’s first hi-speed rural broadband network in Kerala’s Idukki district, calling the project a “giant leap” to bridge the digital divide in the country. Speaking at the inauguration at the Technopark campus, the biggest IT hub in

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  • India’s first hi-speed rural broadband network commissioned
    1:53 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 12 (IANS) Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Monday commissioned India’s first hi-speed rural broadband network in Kerala’s Idukki district, an official statement said. Speaking on the occasion, Prasad said the country was witnessing “a new era of digital empowerment” and his government “has firmly set its

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  • Fifty crore skilled workers by 2022: Rudy
    1:15 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 12 (IANS) India aims to create a resource pool of 50 crore skilled workers by 2022, Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy said here Monday. Rudy said this at the launch of Sandesh One, the country’s biggest platform for women social entrepreneurs,

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  • US-based Keralites to help spur state’s growth
    12:45 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 12 (IANS) The New York based Indian American Kerala Centre, an organisation of the Keralites settled in the US, plans to bring technologists from the US cutting across different technology and other verticals. To achieve this aim, a two-day Technology Summit is being held here Jan 12-13, said

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