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Thanka Anki, sacred golden attire, being received at the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple on Friday. The Mandalapuja will be held on Saturday.
Thanka Anki, sacred golden attire, being received at the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple on Friday. The Mandalapuja will be held on Saturday.

Record collection at Sabarimala

Rs.141.64 crore earned till Thursday evening against Rs.47.29 crore during the previous Mandalam season, Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) president M.P. Govindan Nair has said. »

On Xmas, 60 Dalit Christians rejoin Hinduism

Dalit Christians had approached VHP voluntarily, says seva pramukh »

N.L. Balakrishnan's photos were out of the world

N.L. Balakrishnan’s true talent lay not in front of the camera, but behind it. Behind the still camera, that is. He was the still photographer of more than 170 films. Among them were classics suc... »
Kozhikode, December 27, 2014

Bridge work: trains to be cancelled

The Southern Railway has announced total and partial cancellation of trains, and also regulation of services on December 27 and 28, owing to works to replace steel girders of the bridge between Mah... »
December 27, 2014

Health Hub: Breathing in slow death

Traffic policemen, people involved in roadworks, and those living near roads are said to be at increased risk of vascular diseases. More evidence has emerged on the link between air pollu... »
People paying tributes at the Smrithi Mandapam at Azheekkal, Kollam, on Friday, the 10th anniversary of tsunami devastation.
KOLLAM, December 27, 2014

Tsunami: No remembrance, officially

The 10th anniversary of the tsunami devastation of Alappad island in Kollam went by on Friday without any official observance ceremony. For several weeks from December 26, 2004, the entire distric... »
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, December 27, 2014

Local bodies heading for financial crisis in Kerala

Local Self-Government Institutions (LSGIs) are reportedly heading for yet another financial crisis as they will be deprived of around Rs.312 crore under the Special Component Plan and Tribal Sub-Pl... »
Members of the KCBC anti-liqour committe members stage a protest at Mananchira in Kozhikode against the government's liquor policy. Photo: S Ramesh Kurup
Kozhikode, December 27, 2014

‘Nilpu Samaram’ against changes in liquor policy

The Madya Virudha Samithi of the Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council (KCBC) under the Thamarassery and Calicut dioceses on Friday staged a ‘Nilpu Samaram’ (standing protest) on the Vaikom Mohammed Ba... »
CHENNAI, December 26, 2014

Sun Network COO arrested for sexual harassment

The Chief Operating Officer of Sun Network, Praveen C. (49), was arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) on Friday on charges of sexual harassment of a woman colleague. CCB sou... »
Kottayam (Ker), December 25, 2014

At least 58 persons embrace Hinduism in Kerala

At least 58 persons, most of them belonging to Christian families, embraced Hinduism at two temples in Kottayam district under the initiative of Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Christmas day on Thursday. »
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy congratulates V.P. Vishnu, part of the Indian team which won the ‘blind cricket’ World Cup in South Africa recently. Photo: S. Mahinsha
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, December 25, 2014

Job offer brings more light into their lives

V.P. Vishnu and Muhammad Harfan, visually challenged cricketers from the capital city who were part of the team which emerged champions in the quadrennial 40-over ‘blind cricket’ World Cup held in... »
Thiruvananthapuram, December 25, 2014

Job fraud: Lok Ayukta opens police inquiry

The Kerala Lok Ayukta on Wednesday opened a preliminary police inquest into the allegation that a former MP and a serving legislator, both of the Congress, defrauded a job seeker of Rs.22.22 lakh... »
Manju Shahul-Hameed, a native of Thiruvananthapuram, is the Mayor of Croydon in London.
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, December 25, 2014

From Kerala shores to mayoral robes in England

When she left for Britain to join her husband Raffi in 1996, little did Manju Shahul-Hameed, a native of Thiruvananthapuram, dream of becoming anything more than a homemaker over there. Today, she... »

Homestays face a bleak tourism season

Chennithala sticks to stand on Maoist attack

Eleven convert to Hinduism in Kerala

No need for govt intervention on conversion: Chandy

Man who changed the course of a river

A celebration of dance

Two held in Palakkad behind Nitta Gelatin attack: police

Security tightened on T.N-Kerala border

Now catch jumbos bathing at Konni camp

Thiruvananthapuram, December 27, 2014

‘Ghar vapsi’ brings a temple to focus

The Thrichakrapuram Sri Krishna temple at Thirumala, known as Paarakkovil owing to its location atop a huge rock overlooking a large expanse of greenery, witnessed more than its usual share of vis... »
MALAPPURAM, December 27, 2014

A reunion to mark a historic rebirth

A family reunion taking place at Thattanpadi, near Edappal, in the district on Tuesday will attempt not only to restore the lost glory of the Polpakara Namboodiri family but also pay homage to a Na... »
Kozhikode, December 27, 2014

Graft cases against Kozhikode Mayor politically motivated: LDF

The Left Democratic Front (LDF) council party of the Kozhikode Corporation has termed the Vigilance cases registered against the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the Corporation as politically-motivated. »
N.L.Balakrishnan
Thiruvananthapuram, December 27, 2014

Lensman-turned-actor dead

Malayalam actor and lensman Balakrishnan, 72, died late on Thursday night at the Medical College Hospital here. He was ailing for long. His role as a birdwatcher Isaac from Pattanapravesh... »
K.K. Jayachandran with his daughter and wife at the Calicut Press club on Friday.
Photo: S. Ramesh Kurup
Kozhikode, December 27, 2014

Jailed teacher back from Maldives

K.K. Jayachandran, a 51-year-old school teacher from Kohinoor, Malappuram, who was in the Maldivian jail for over eight months now, allegedly on false complaints of physically abusing a student, r... »
Thiruvananthapuram, December 26, 2014

Kerala invites tenders for Gender Park

Kerala’s first Gender Park is set to be a reality with the State government inviting tenders for the construction of its first phase in Kozhikode district, officials said on Thursday. »
Thiruvananthapuram, December 25, 2014

1,500 people nabbed in combing drive

The police on Tuesday completed a major combing operation in the city, nabbing nearly 1,500 people ranging from those wanted for petty offences to some against whom arrest warrants were long pendi... »
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, December 25, 2014

Funds to be raised from markets for infrastructure

The State Cabinet on Wednesday approved a scheme for raising funds from the financial markets for infrastructure development. Funds will be mobilised for immediate, medium-term, and long-ter... »
Thiruvananthapuram, December 25, 2014

Joseph: remarks not against KCBC

Minister for Rural Development K.C. Joseph on Wednesday condemned attempts of certain people to misquote his statements against the Kerala Catholic Bishop’s Council’s anti-liquor panel by depictin... »
People trying to salvage an ambulance at Puthuvype near Kochi on December 26, 2004. Photo: Vipin Chandran
KOCHI, December 25, 2014

A wake up call to Kerala govt.

The catastrophic tsunami a decade back served as a wake up call to the State government for introducing an effective disaster management system. The State’s disaster preparedness has improve... »

11 Muslims converted to Hinduism, says VHP

Sudheeran’s stance has hit party: Murali

No forced conversions in Kerala: Chandy

VS questions Chandy’s claims on liquor policy

Focus on developmental issues, CM tells media

Sudheeran swears by his conviction

Maoist threat puts police on alert

Xmas enters Kollam district jail


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