Concerns heighten for Indians caught in conflict zones abroad

Fate of abducted workers in Iraq uncertain; two Kerala men killed in Kabul attack »

Nurses face threat in Libya too

With the strife in West Asian countries intensifying, Keralites are increasingly getting caught in the crossfire.Close on the heels of the death of at least two Keralites in Kabul in a mine... »

‘NOTA villages’ likely to upset Congress applecart in Kerala

Two mass rallies and three awareness programmes supporting NOTA were held in the three panchayats post Lok Sabha election. »
Thiruvananthapuram, July 25, 2014

Relish eggs sans that guilty feeling

Crazy about fried eggs but worried about your cholesterol levels? Soon, it may be possible to relish eggs for breakfast without fretting over clogged arteries. The Kerala State Poultry Development... »
KOCHI, July 25, 2014

Environmental clearance agencies’ meet next week

The State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) and State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) will meet next week after the tumultuous political developments related to the environme... »

KSRTC staff plan strike on August 27

Pro-Left Democratic Front (LDF) trade unions in the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) have decided to go in for a 48-hour strike beginning August 27.Unions’ demandAnnou... »
Actors Dileep and Manju Warrier coming out of a family court in Kochi after filing a joint divorce petition on Thursday. — Photo: PTI
Kochi, July 25, 2014

Actors file joint plea for divorce

Actors Dileep and Manju Warrier filed a joint petition for divorce here before the Ernakulam Family Court on Thursday. The actors arrived at the court with their counsels around 9 a.m. and... »
NEW DELHI, July 25, 2014

Kerala-based medical college managements withdraw petition

Kerala-based private medical college managements on Thursday withdrew their plea before the Supreme Court for a separate entrance test to fill up the managements seats.Their withdrawal came... »
KANNUR, July 24, 2014

KSSP for law against superstitious practices

The Kerala Sastra Sahithya Parishad (KSSP) has welcomed Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala’s statement that the government would examine the proposal for introducing a legislation, similar to the one... »
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 24, 2014

Cabinet reshuffle not on CM’s agenda

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy’s statement that a Cabinet reshuffle did not figure on his agenda during his New Delhi visit has virtually ended all speculations that have been doing the rounds durin... »
KATTAPPANA, July 24, 2014

Repair of generator-six at Moolamattom under way

It may take at least 10 days to complete the repair of a generator at the Moolamattom power house of the Idukki hydroelectric project. A senior official of the Kerala State Electricity Boar... »
A view of the Achencoil river with a huge mudbank formation in the middle at Pandalam. Photo: Leju Kamal

Kerala in a tizzy over river-linking project

The very idea of interlinking the rivers of India has its roots in the thoughts of M. Viswesvarayya, the stalwart engineer of yesteryear.The interlinking of rivers for inland navigation was... »

Conflicting prognoses leave health service in a fix

The government’s policy decision to start new medical college hospitals (MCH) in the State, and some of them by converting district and general hospitals under the Health Service, seems to have bec... »

Labour camps ‘exposed’

State to start tech centre for youngsters among fisherfolk

Orchards here bear fruits of toxicity

Despite monsoon revival, hydel storage at a new low

Execution of High Court order on Aranmula may be delayed

CTCRI develops health food from tubers

Stir: Kerala doctors warned of action

Kerala to demand enhanced rice allocation: Minister

Fraud at check-posts costs Kerala dearly

Thiruvananthapuram, July 25, 2014

Chandy winds up hectic day in Delhi

It was a rather hectic ‘Business Day’ from 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. for Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in Delhi on Thursday, during which period he met five Union Ministers, besides keeping his appointme... »
KOCHI, July 25, 2014

Solar case: Kerala High Court upholds decision to form probe panel

The Kerala High Court on Thursday upheld the government decision to constitute a judicial commission to inquire into the solar scam.Justice A. Muhamed Mustaque passed the verdict upholding... »

Accidents claim 1,780 lives in Kerala

The mounting accidents in Kerala’s road network is turning to be a concern with 1,780 lives being lost and 17,152 getting injured in the first five months of year. In the January-May 201... »
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy arriving to meet leaders at the Parliament House in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: R.V. Moorthy
Thiruvananthapuram, July 25, 2014

Kerala seeks loan waiver worth Rs.2,298 crore

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and sought a waiver of consolidated loan outstanding worth Rs.2,298 crore to help the State get over its present fi... »

699 new Plus Two batches

The Cabinet has decided to sanction 699 new higher secondary (Plus Two) batches in government and aided schools to address the increasing demand for Plus Two seats across the State.Briefing... »
Kochi, July 24, 2014

CBI files charge sheet in ordnance scam

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday filed the charge sheet in the case of graft in procurement of tank parts for the Ordnance Factory at Medak. The six accused allegedly caused a... »
The Gonchiyur tribal village at Attappady has found hope in actor Suresh Gopi’s message against liquor consumption. Photo: K.K. Mustafah
Palakkad, July 24, 2014

This cine-star saves a village in real life

It could be mistaken for a village of hardcore cinema lovers who love him for his punchy dialogues and thrilling stunts and believe he is the ultimate police hero. But Gonchiyur in Attappady is ca... »
Pathanamthitta, July 23, 2014

Sounding the death knell for paddy crop?

As per a study conducted by the Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM) in 1998, the total annual utilisable yield of the 10 rivers draining into the Vembanad wetland system w... »
Operations at the ship-breaking unit of Steel Industries Kerala Limited at Azhikkal were stopped on Tuesday following protests from local people.
KANNUR, July 23, 2014

SILK pins its hope on PCB

While the District Collector’s order to stop the ship-breaking operations of Steel Industries Kerala Limited (SILK) at Azhikkal is seen as a victory for the local action committee, which had spearh... »
G. Sukumaran Nair would like the Chief Minister to limit the restructuring effort to
the minimum.
KOTTAYAM, July 23, 2014

NSS prefers status quo to Cabinet reshuffle

Even as the political class is engaged in a heated debate over the proposed reshuffle of the Oommen Chandy Cabinet and the pending approval of new Plus Two batches, the Nair Service Society (NSS) a... »

Concern over lack of surveillance in coastal belt

DLF: court restrains panel from acting on findings

Doctors on non-cooperation stir

Decks cleared for tie-up of Kollam, Tuticorin ports

Karthikeyan guarded in his reaction

Chandy calls on Sukumaran Nair

A breach that never was

Smugglers may target sandalwood in private land

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