Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday expressed grief over the national loss of human resources by the rising tendency of young people to commit suicide and said the government will come up with a strategy soon.
While the Indian scientific community is anxiously awaiting the entry of 'Mangalyaan' into the orbit of the red planet on September 24, a cultural outfit in Thiruvananthapuram will be offering special prayers for the 'safety' and 'success' of the Mars Orbiter Mission.
Kerala Bar Owners yesterday informed the Kerala High Court that the state government's decision to close all bars was taken in 'haste' and would be counter productive as it would lose substantial revenue from Abkari business, besides impacting tourism.
With concerns being raised by the tourism sector over Kerala government's decision to close down liquor bars, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy yesterday assured the industry that he would 'take note' of their worries.
Faced with a grim fund crunch arising from its policy of sharply cutting down on the liquor business, Kerala government today steeply increased taxes on liquor, cigarettes, water charges and fees for various services to mop up over Rs 1,500 crore.
In a barbed comment at CPI(M) in the backdrop of the recent murder of an RSS activist in Kannur, a senior CPI leader today said that his party would not justify political murders and the issue would be raised in the state committee of the LDF.
Foreign tourists do not visit Kerala to only consume liquor, state Congress president V.M. Sudheeran said on Monday, hitting back at those who have said that the tourism industry would be the worst affected by the new liquor policy that aims at total prohibiti
Noted animal rights group Heritage Task Force has criticised the Kerala Forest Department's move to renew the ownership certificate for captive elephants, holding that the move will lead to the regularisation of illegal ownership of many jumbos.