Kerala

  • ‘PM mulling roping in defence officials for skill training’
    11:55 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is considering roping in retiring defence officials to provide skill training, Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said here Monday. He said the government feels a good number of individuals, who complete 20 years of defence service in various posts, retire annually. They

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  • Centre to fund new ayurveda research centre in Kerala
    2:57 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 11 (IANS) The central government will extend financial support to set up a new ayurvedic clinical research centre in Kerala to help scientifically validate traditional systems of healing, a union minister said Sunday. Shripad Yesso Naik, minister of state for AYUSH, said this as he announced the new

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  • Elaborate security at Sabarimala for ‘Makare Villeku’
    6:35 AM

    Sabarimala (Kerala), Jan 11 (IANS) About 10,000 policemen have been posted at Kerala’s Sabarimala temple ahead of ‘Makare Villeku’ Wednesday. State Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala was here to oversee the security arrangements. “All arrangements are in place and there will be nothing left to chance,” Chennithala said Sunday. ‘Makare Villeku’

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  • Celebrations at new Oracle president’s home in Kerala
    8:01 AM

    Kottayam (Kerala) Jan 10 (IANS) It’s celebration time at the house of Kerala’s Thomas Kurian who has been named president of the US IT major Oracle Corp. According to Kurian’s uncle George Jacob it was happiness all round for the family here after learning about his elevation. The 84-year-old, a

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  • Kerala to be first state with green ABS policy
    6:29 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 10 (IANS) Kerala is all set to become the first state in the country to have a policy document on biodiversity conservation related “access and benefit sharing (ABS)”, a UN green expert has revealed. Balakrishna Pisupati, currently heading a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in Norway, is in the

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  • Tharoor seeks professional probe into wife’s death
    12:57 PM

    Thrissur (Kerala), Jan 9 (IANS) Congress MP Shashi Tharoor Friday sought a “professional” investigation into his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death without “political” pressure and a “pre-determined” mind. “I have lost my wife and have not been allowed to mourn in peace,” the former central minister told the media outside at

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  • Kerala Police to induct 200 tribals
    12:33 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 9 (IANS) The Kerala Police has created 200 posts of constables for tribals, a state minister said Friday. Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said this is the first time that such a special recruitment drive for the tribal community is being carried out. “This has been a long-standing demand

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  • Tharoor seeks professional probe into wife’s death
    12:13 PM

    Thrissur (Kerala), Jan 9 (IANS) Congress MP Shashi Tharoor Friday sought a “professional” investigation into his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death without “political” pressure and a “pre-determined” mind. “I have lost my wife and have not been allowed to mourn in peace,” the former central minister told the media. “I was

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  • Superstar Mohanlal to be non-playing captain in CCL
    8:01 AM

    Kochi, Jan 9 (IANS) For the first time, superstar Mohanlal will not be taking the field in the latest edition of the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL). While he would be the non-playing captain the Kerala Strikers, the team will be led by rising star Asif Ali. Edavela Babu, manager of

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  • Kerala company to supply Arabic spices
    2:28 PM

    Kochi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Kochi-based Rs.1,400-crore Synthite Group in Kerala will supply Arabic spices to Middle-East countries, an official said Thursday. Synthite Group made its Fast Moving Consumer Goods six months back with Kitchen Treasures and will enter the Middle-East markets the next month. “The Kolencherry unit of the

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  • Palm oil case can go ahead, rules Kerala HC
    10:53 AM

    Kochi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Kerala government’s request to withdraw the palm oil import case that happened in 1992 was turned down by a bench of the high court here Thursday. The state government approached the high court with a review petition after the Thrissur Vigilance Court in January 2014

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  • Jiji Thompson should’nt be chief secretary: Achuthanandan
    9:49 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 8 (IANS) Kerala’s former chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan Thursday asked the Oommen Chandy government not to consider the appointment of Jiji Thomson as the next chief secretary as he is an accused in the palm oil case. Thomson has re-joined the state service after a stint as the

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