Kerala

  • Delhi meeting to decide on Kerala’s aviation sector
    2:26 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 15 (IANS) The next few days could prove decisive for Kerala’s dream project, Air-Kerala, the southern state’s very own airline. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told IANS that he along with his cabinet colleague K. Babu, who looks after airports and the proposed airline, will discuss the floating of

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  • Less than 30 percent people using public healthcare: Official
    7:30 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 14 (IANS) The public healthcare system in the country is being used only by less than 30 percent of the population because of lack of diagnostic systems and inadequate supply of drugs, Kerala health and family welfare secretary K. Ellangovan said Tuesday. Ellangovan was inaugurating a training programme

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  • Kerala to reward offices for revenue collections
    4:15 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 14 (IANS) The top three Kerala districts that bring in more revenues by mopping up outstandings will be rewarded with better office infrastructure, a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy announced Tuesday. State Revenue Minister Adoor Prakash told reporters here that the decision was made at a

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  • Bihar shutdown over gang rape hits rail, road traffic
    5:06 PM

    Patna, Oct 13 (IANS) The shutdown called by the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) to protest the gang rape of six women in Bihar’s Bhojpur district hit rail and road traffic, police said Monday. CPI(M-L) workers and supporters blocked railway tracks, thereby affecting half a dozen trains while disrupting road

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  • Rare unity in Kerala Congress for Tharoor removal
    5:06 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 13 (IANS) Sashi Tharoor’s removal as Congress national spokesperson, at the behest of the Kerala unit of the party, appears to be a rare occasion when Congress leaders in the state buried their legendary factionalism and sought action as one single unit. The action has come after Tharoor

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  • Toonz to acquire Spain’s Imira Entertainment
    3:31 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 13 (IANS) Toonz content and animation company will acquire 100 percent stake in Spain’s leading production and distribution company Imira Entertainment, a statement said Monday. P. Jayakumar, Toonz CEO and Sergi Reitg, Imira Entertainment CEO announced it at the MIPCOM 2014, the global market for entertainment content organised

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  • Solar panels scam accused threatens legal action over nude photos
    2:38 PM

    Kozhikode, Oct 13 (IANS) Saritha Nair, one of the main accused in the solar panels scam, Monday said she would take legal action against people who are circulating nude pictures believed to be of her. She said her detractors want her to end her life and were behind the circulation

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  • Solar panels scam accused threatens legal action over nude photos
    2:38 PM

    Kozhikode, Oct 13 (IANS) Saritha Nair, one of the main accused in the solar panels scam, Monday said she would take legal action against people who are circulating nude pictures believed to be of her. She said her detractors want her to end her life and were behind the circulation

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  • Kerala diaspora directory to go online Nov 1
    1:38 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 13 (IANS) A diaspora directory for all the non-resident Keralites will go online Nov 1, which is celebrated as the Kerala Day, an official said Friday. The software for making the directory was developed in-house, P. Sudeep, CEO of Roots-Norka, the Kerala government agency that looks after the

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  • Vayalar award for K.R. Meera
    5:26 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 11 (IANS) Former journalist K.R. Meera, 44, has bagged the Vayalar Rama Varma Award, the most prestigious literary award in Kerala. Announcing this here Saturday, M.K. Sanu, a trustee of the Vayalar Rama Varma Trust said that Meera’s novel “Aarachaar” won her the award. “The award carries a

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  • Independent probe demanded into Sunanda Pushkar’s death
    1:59 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram/Palakkad, Oct 11 (IANS) Opposition parties in Kerala Saturday demanded an independent and comprehensive probe into the death of former union minister Sashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar. Tharoor, two-time Lok Sabha member from Thiruvananthapuram constituency, said he would react only after the probe gets over. The demand came after Pushkar’s

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  • A new method to study the evolution of the universe
    11:48 AM

    New York, Oct 11 (IANS) In an effort to better understand how the universe evolved, a study co-authored by an Indian-origin scientist used a method to measure radiation leaks in large, star-forming galaxies in the universe. The researchers used the radiation leak measurement method to help find the ideal star-forming

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