Kerala to shut down 730 bars

More ‘dry’ days, less Bevco outlets planned, bars only in five-star hotels »
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. File photo

Rs.700 crore for welfare pensions before Onam

Funds allotted for market intervention during Onam season »

Aranmula Airport company misled agencies: action council

Seeks probe by Central agency into the issue »
Actor Fahad Fazil, son of well-known Malayalam director Fazil, married actor Nazriya Nazim in a private ceremony on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday. (file photo)
Thiruavananthapuram, August 21, 2014

Fahad Fazil weds Nazriya

Malayalam film actors Fahad Fazil and Nazriya Nazim tied the knot on Thursday in an intimate ceremony on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram. The invitation to the ‘nikah’, performed in a... »
KOCHI, August 21, 2014

A high-tech edge to an ancient language

Some software companies are keen on interpolating Sanskrit in computer programming, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit Vice Chancellor M.C. Dileep Kumar has said. Dr. Dileep Kumar, w... »
Kozhikode, August 21, 2014

Traders go on token strike in Kerala

Shops attached to the Kerala Vyapari Vyavasayi Ekopana Samithi (KVVES) in the State downed their shutters on Wednesday to press their various demands, including cancellation of the government deci... »
Kochi, August 21, 2014

Ultimate aim is prohibition, says KPCC president

Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president V.M. Sudheeran has said the State government led by Oommen Chandy is committed to and working towards a total ban on liquor in a staggered manner... »

Plus Two schools: Govt to appeal against HC order

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here on Wednesday that the government would go on appeal against the interim order of the High Court disallowing the sanctioning of higher secondary schools and b... »
KANTHALLUR (IDUKKI), August 20, 2014

Weather-beaten Kanthallur subdued

Many vagaries of weather later, Kanthallur is all set to harvest cool season vegetables for Onam. However, a considerable drop in production is likely owing to climatic changes during the sowing s... »
Thiruvananthapuram, August 20, 2014

Inspection of closed bars begins in Kerala

Excise inspectors on Tuesday began scrutiny of 418 unclassified bar-attached hotels that were closed in April on the ground that they lacked basic hygiene and minimum facilities specified in the li... »
KPCC president V.M. Sudheeran hands over the
cash he received as awards for his anti-liquor
campaign work to the CH Centre, represented by
Industries Minister P.K. Kunhalikutty, at a function
in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. E.T. Mohammed Basheer, MP, is present. Photo S. Mahinsha

UDF comes to tipping point over liquor row

Even as the government seeks to use the Kerala High Court order as an opening to wriggle out of the bar licence stalemate, positions appear to be hardening on both sides, within the Congress and am... »
August 19, 2014

Government may appeal against HC order: CM

KOCHI: The state would go in appeal against the High Court order cancelling the government’s permission to start 104 plus two schools, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said. Talking to the pr... »
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is escorted to the programme at St.Teresa’s College following protests by SFI activists in Kochi on Monday. Photo: PTI
KOCHI, August 19, 2014

No going back on granting autonomy to colleges: CM

Notwithstanding the pressure excreted by various organisations, the State government in no way would retract the decision to confer autonomy to select government and aided colleges, said Chief Min... »

Kerala government suffers major setback in Plus Two case

Showdown at Calicut varsity Syndicate meet

Shafeeq steps into world of learning

Truck with cargo of medical waste seized in Malampuzha

CM to open flat complex for tribals

Baby calls for mergerof Communist parties

Chief Minister announces five-point welfare agenda

Thrissur Archbishop raps UDF

President’s police medal for 7 State officers


Political dithering delays launch of e-treasury

Political indecision is allegedly delaying the launch of the e-treasury system, deemed as a major milestone in modernising and augmenting the treasury banking system in the State.Finance De... »
KOTTAYAM, August 21, 2014

Minority panel wades into Plus Two batches’ row in Kerala

A new front has opened in the war over the new higher secondary batches with the State Commission for Minorities demanding that the government expedite steps to ensure more higher secondary seats... »
KOTTAYAM, August 21, 2014

Prohibition not Congress’s internal issue: CSI Bishop

Joining issue with Congress leaders on the issue of closed bars, Church of South India (CSI) deputy moderator and Head of the Madhya Kerala diocese Bishop Thomas Oommen has said that prohibition a... »
The People’s Bazaar of Supplyco at East Fort in
Thiruvananthapuram wears a deserted look on
Wednesday following a strike by employees raising
various demands. — PHOTO: C. RATHEESH KUMAR
KOCHI, August 21, 2014

Staff stir affects Supplyco operations

An indefinite strike launched by a joint committee of trade unions of Supplyco (Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation) staff partially hit operations of the corporation’s outlets on Wednesday.»
Sports Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan and Cultural and Medal Presentation Committee chairman Soorya Krishnamoorthy unveil on Tuesday the prototype of the victory stand to be used during the award ceremonies of the 35th National Games in the State next year. Photo: S. Gopakumar

New-look medal ceremonies

The medal ceremonies of the 35th National Games, to be hosted by the State between January 31 and February 14 next year, will witness a departure from the past. Whereas, previously, the win... »
CPi(M) Politburo member M.A. Baby
ALAPPUZHA, August 20, 2014

CPI(M) base on the wane: Baby

CPI(M) Polit Bureau member M.A. Baby on Tuesday said a section of the people had drifted away from the party, which he said was responsible for the debacle the party faced in the country, particul... »
KANTHALLUR (IDUKKI), August 20, 2014

Weather-beaten Kanthallur subdued

Many vagaries of weather later, Kanthallur is all set to harvest cool season vegetables for Onam. However, a considerable drop in production is likely owing to climatic changes during the sowing s... »
The pelt and other body parts of a leopard seized by Forest Department officials from Kayamkulam on Monday. Photo: Special Arrangement
KOLLAM, August 19, 2014

Leopard pelt seized; 3 held in Kerala

The pelt, skull with the teeth intact and claws of an adult leopard were seized from Kayamkulam on Monday in a joint operation by personnel of the Punalur and Ranni Flying Squads of the Forest De... »
KOCHI, August 19, 2014

Chandy convenes meet on metro works

A meeting has been convened by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday at Thiruvananthapuram to review the progress of the Kochi Metro Rail project. The meeting is expected to take decisio... »
Cheif Minister Oommen Chandy taking a look at the replica of the proposed cancer centre in Kochi dsuring the centre's inauguration here on Monday. Photo:Vipin Chandran
KOCHI, August 19, 2014

Cancer centre to come up on fast-track mode in Kerala

An international-level Cancer Hospital and Research Institute is expected to come up at Kalamassery in 24 months, giving a major fillip to cancer treatment and research in the State.Laying t... »

‘Massive violations’ in Sabarimala Master Plan

Teenager addicted to snake venom arrested in Kerala

Kerosene at subsidised rates for fishermen

Heavy rush of devotees at Sabarimala

New universities, model colleges by 2017

Coconut, oil prices up as festival season nears

Krishna Iyer for speedy action on NJAC

Air India plane’s tyres burst on landing