South | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday January 28, 2015
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today said sportspersons from the state who win medals at the 35th National Games will be offered government jobs.
South | Press Trust of India | Saturday January 24, 2015
The 35th National Games, to be hosted by Kerala from January 31 to February 14, will be inaugurated by Union Minister for Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs Venkaiah Naidu, it was officially announced today.
South | Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 20, 2015
Setting the stage for the 35th National Games starting on January 31, thousands of people drawn from different walks of life joined the "Run Kerala Run", flagged off by Governor P Sathasivam in the presence of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and cricket...
South | Press Trust of India | Monday January 19, 2015
Billed as one of the biggest mass runs ever held in the country, over one crore people including cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, are expected to participate in 'Run Kerala Run', held as a prelude to the 35th National Games across the state on Tuesday.
South | Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Sunday December 28, 2014
For 14 years of his life, 30-year-old M Selvan was known by the name Paul Joseph. On his conversion to Christianity 16 years ago, he was asked to change his name. His mother and his wife who converted along with him, had followed suit.
South | Press Trust of India | Friday December 26, 2014
At least 58 persons, most of them belonging to Christian families, embraced Hinduism at two temples in the district as part of the 'Ghar Vapsi' (home coming) programme under the initiative of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Christmas day.
India News | Reported by Sneha Mary Koshy, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Thursday December 25, 2014
Eleven persons from three more families converted to Hinduism today in Kerala's Alappuzha district under the initiative of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, or VHP. This is the second instance of conversion within a week in the district. On Sunday, 30 people fr...
World News | Press Trust of India | Sunday December 21, 2014
Three Indians on death row in Saudi Arabia for the murder of their compatriot have been saved from being executed after an Indian businessman paid nearly USD 133,200 in blood money on their behalf.
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday December 20, 2014
The Kerala government's Non-resident Keralite (NRK) Global Meet-2015 to be held Jan 16-17 at Kochi would be inaugurated by Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, said a Kerala minister on Friday. She will be the chief guest on the first day of ...
South | Press Trust of India | Wednesday December 17, 2014
Continuing their attack against the Congress-led UDF government over the new liquor policy in the Assembly, CPI-M led LDF Opposition today sought an adjournment motion on the proposed changes in the policy and staged a walkout in protest.
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday December 13, 2014
The spirit of the Kochi Muziris Biennale (KMB) was at its peak on Friday evening when amid heavy showers, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy officially inaugurated the 108-day long festival.
South | Edited by Mala Das | Thursday December 11, 2014
In a major embarrassment for the Oommen Chandy government in Kerala, state Finance Minister KM Mani was today booked for bribery by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday December 7, 2014
The central government's "arbitrary decision to dismantle" the Planning Commission without convening a meeting of the National Development Council (NDC) or consulting the states undermines the federal structure, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy sa...
South | Press Trust of India | Monday December 8, 2014
Church of South India's Madhya Kerala Bishop Thomas K Oommen took a morning walk in Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's hometown of Puthupally to press the government for a more stringent anti-liquor policy.
South | Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Monday December 1, 2014
The row over the closure of bars and related bribery allegations against Finance Minister KM Mani dominated the first day of the pre-budget session of the Kerala Assembly.
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday November 30, 2014
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said his government will soon come out with a roadmap on beach sand mining, even as Opposition presses for Supreme Court appeal.
South | Press Trust of India | Thursday November 27, 2014
The Mullaperiyar dam issue again generated heat in the Lok Sabha today after a member from Kerala raised the issue of safety of the dam amid protests from the AIADMK members.
South | IANS | Thursday November 20, 2014
Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati has called a meeting of water resources ministers of Tamil Nadu and Kerala to discuss the issue of rising water level in the Mullaperiyar dam.
IANS | Wednesday November 19, 2014
With increasing reports of pesticide-laden vegetables and fruits entering the food markets in Kerala, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has decided to set up a new authority under the Food Safety Commissioner to ensure that all safety standards are met.Th...
South | Press Trust of India | Sunday November 16, 2014
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam today said Kerala cannot 'interfere' on the regulation of flow from the reservoir after the neighbouring state expressed concerns over the water level in Mullaperiyar dam nearing the contentious 142 feet.
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday November 8, 2014
After being on the back foot over the allegation that bribes were paid to a few ministers by a bar owner to get the closed bars open, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday hit back by asking where was the evidence which the bar owner's association...
South | Sneha Mary Koshy | Saturday November 1, 2014
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has strongly denied allegations that one of his ministers took a bribe of Rs 1 crore as part of a deal to renew the licenses of 418 "sub-standard" bars that were closed last year.
South | Reported by Sneha Mary Koshy; Edited by Mala Das (with inputs from Agencies) | Thursday October 30, 2014
For a drink in Kerala, you can go to a heritage or luxury hotel but nearly 700 bars across the state will have to shut down immediately, the High Court today said, backing the state government's "no-liquor" policy.
South | Edited by Mala Das (with inputs from agencies) | Thursday October 30, 2014
The Kerala High Court will today pronounce its verdict on a clutch of petitions challenging the state government's decision to shut down over 700 bars in the state.