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RSS worker murder: 8 SDPI men detained in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 25 (IANS) Eight workers of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) were taken into custody in connection with the killing of a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker in Alappuzha, police said on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Raashii Khanna starts final leg of shoot for 'Andhadhun' Malayalam remake
Kochi, Feb 24 (IANS) Actress Rashii Khanna has started shooting for last schedule of the untitled Malayalam remake of the Bollywood hit Andhadun. The film is currently on floors in Kochi.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Why silent on BJP': Kerala's CPI-M hits back at Rahul Gandhi
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 24 (IANS) Kerala's ruling CPI-M on Wednesday slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his remarks against the state's Pinarayi Vijayan government and termed him a "recruiting agent of the BJP".
2021-02-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
TN, Kerala polls: Chandy in Chennai for talks with Stalin
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 24 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday arrived in Chennai for talks with DMK chief M.K. Stalin, ahead of Assembly polls in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Scientists begin assessment of marine mammal population
Kochi, Feb 24 (IANS) In a major attempt that would pave the way for boosting India's seafood trade, the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (ICAR-CMFRI), the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) and the Fishery Survey of India (FSI) have jointly launched a research cruise for assessing the marine mammal population in the exclusive economic zone here on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kerala CM withdraws cases over Sabarimala, CAA protests
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 24 (IANS) Under pressure from numerous quarters, the Pinarayi Vijayan government in Kerala on Wednesday decided to withdraw cases against protesters on the Sabarimala temple issue and also against those involved in anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala Minister should resign over fishing scam: Cong
Kollam (Kerala) Feb 24 (IANS) Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala on Wednesday demanded the resignation of Kerala Fisheries Minister J. Mercykutty over the now cancelled deep sea fishing project.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Rahul calls his day out with fishers in Kollam 'a dream'
Kollam (Kerala) Feb 24 (IANS) It was "a dream come true" said Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday after spending an hour in the sea on a boat with fishermen off the coast here in Kerala.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala CM asks Modi to ensure free movement into Karnataka
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 23 (IANS) A day after Karnataka closed 13 entry points on their border with Kerala citing the Covid spread there, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to see such restrictions are not imposed.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Nyaya, free health: Rahul gives glimpse of UDF manifesto
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 23 (IANS) Lashing out at both the BJP-led Centre and the CPI-M led-Kerala government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday revealed glimpses of what his party-led United Democratic Front would offer to the people of Kerala in its manifesto for the upcoming Assembly polls.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Rahul asks UDF to launch intense poll campaign in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 23 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took part in a leaders' meet convened by the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) here and urged the participants to ensure that an intense poll campaign is launched ahead of the Assembly elections in Kerala, scheduled to be held in April-May this year.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Covid TPR in Kerala still below 6%
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 23 (IANS) The Covid test positivity rate (TPR) in Kerala on Tuesday continued to remain under 6 per cent with 4,034 people testing positive after 69,604 samples were sent for testing in the past 24 hours.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala CPM members in Kovalam join BJP
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 23 (IANS) Around 92 CPM members in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday joined the BJP in the presence of Union ministers Prahlad Joshi and V. Muraleedharan, the lone Keralite in the Union Cabinet.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala's deep sea fishing project against Biodiversity Act: Expert
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 23 (IANS) The MoU signed between the Kerala government's KSIDC and a private company EMCC International India (Pvt. Ltd.), for the promotion and upgradation of the deep sea fishing industry in the state with an investment of Rs 5,000 crore is against the Indian Biodiversity Act of 2002 enacted by Parliament and implemented in the country, said an expert.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala: KFC loan assets cross Rs 5,000 crore
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 23 (IANS) The Kerala Financial Corporation (KFC) has crossed Rs 5,000 crore in loan assets as on December 31, 2020, from the previous year's figure of Rs 2,838 crore.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy
MPEDA, NCDC ink MoU for promotion of marine exports
Kochi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) and the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) have inked a memorandum of understanding to synergise their various programmes in the interest of export-oriented capture and culture of fisheries and allied sectors for bringing better value to the stakeholders.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy
Kerala political parties get ready as Assembly polls set to be announced
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 23 (IANS) With the 2021 Kerala Assembly polls all set to be announced and likely to be held in April/May, the three political fronts have already hit the road on what could be a gruelling election campaign as a scorching summer lies ahead.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala: Cong seeks judicial probe into 'cancelled' deep sea project
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 23 (IANS) Continuing his tirade against the now cancelled deep sea fishing project in Kerala, the Congress' Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala on Tuesday demanded a judicial probe into the entire sequence of events which began by first tweaking the fisheries policy and then signing of MoU with the US-headquartered EMCC which has an Indian partner.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Facing oppn, Kerala CM cancels fishing contract with US firm (Ld)
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 22 (IANS) Following a huge controversy after Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala called out Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan-led government in Kerala over signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a US-based firm for promoting deep sea fishing in the state, the Kerala government on Monday cancelled the fishing contract. It also asked top bureaucrat T.K.Jose to probe the matter.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Ousted Kerala NCP legislator forms new party
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 22 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party's ousted Kerala legislator Mani C. Kappen on Monday announced that he has formed a new party - the Nationalist Congress-Kerala.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Covid TPR falls below 6% in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 22 (IANS) The Covid test positivity rate in Kerala on Monday fell below six per cent after 2,212 people turned positive while 38,103 samples were sent for testing in the past 24 hours.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala: Huge turnout as Rahul Gandhi leads tractor rally at Wayanad
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 22 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi led a rally of over 100 tractors on Monday accompanied by thousands of farmers and labourers to protest against the new farm laws and demanded the Kerala government write to the Centre to lift the buffer zone in his Wayanad constituency.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Cong dares Vijayan to order probe into fishing deal with US firm
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 22 (IANS) Continuing his tirade against Pinarayi Vijayan and two of his cabinet ministers for an allegedly flawed decision allowing a US firm deep-sea fishing off the Kerala coast, Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala on Monday challenged the Chief Minister to order a comprehensive probe into the matter.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
K'taka shuts 13 Kerala entry points to prevent Covid spread
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 22 (IANS) People in Kerala, who live near the entry points to Karnataka got a rude jolt after the authorities on Monday decided to close 13 points of entry in districts Wayanad and Kasargode.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
CPM interested only in welfare of cadres, BJP for development of all: Yogi
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 21 (IANS) Tearing into the ruling CPM-led LDF government in Kerala, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday slammed the Pinarayi Vijayan government for its anti-people governance and also the way the Sabarimala temple issue was handled.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
No dilution in deep sea fishing policy: Vijayan (Ld)
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IANS) After being taken to task by Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala over a proposed project of handing over deep-sea fishing to a US firm, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan ruled out any dilution in the deep sea fishing policy of the state. He said the interests of the fishing sector would be of prime importance.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Vaccination is way out of Covid: Pinarayi Vijayan National
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IANS) Amid all the efforts to contain the Covid-19 spread in the state, the vaccination is the way out of Covid, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
BBC featured Kannur drive in beach, two others set for facelift
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IANS) Featured by the BBC as being among the six best beaches for driving in the world -- Muzhappilangad Beach and Dharmadam Beach and Dharmadam Island -- are all set to receive a major facelift as part of Kerala Tourism's ambitious plan to pitchfork Kannur as North Kerala's tourism hub.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Prithviraj's pet dog has an 'eye' for wonky photo-op!
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IANS) Prithviraj Sukumaran has posted a snapshot on Instagram with his dog Zorro and, going by the image, the pet sure can give the Malayalam star a run for his money when it comes to striking a wonky expression for the camera!
2021-02-20
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Will be happy if Oommen Chandy becomes CM again: Metroman Sreedharan
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IANS) Metroman E. Sreedharan, who has recently been roped in by the Kerala's BJP unit and is all set to contest for the Kerala Assembly elections slated for April-May, said that he would be happy if Oommen Chandy becomes the Chief Minister again.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Trouble mounts for Vijayan govt over deep-sea fishing deal
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IANS) Trouble seems to be mounting for the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala government after the Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala on Saturday came out with a picture of a meeting between the state's Fisheries Minister J. Mercykutty and a US-based firm on a proposed project of handing over the deep-sea fishing in the state to the latter.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Development is the aim of this government: PM Modi
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday virtually inaugurated a slew of projects in Kerala, and said that development is the aim of the government.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Pinarayi Vijayan prepares to fight anti-incumbency, tread new terrain
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 19 (IANS) No doubt, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is the tallest leader in the CPI-M and has proved himself as the most successful party secretary after being at the helm of affairs for 17 years.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala sees 4,505 new Covid cases, positivity rate below 7%
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 19 (IANS) Kerala on Friday saw its Covid positivity rate continue to stay below the seven per cent mark, with 4,505 cases reported out of the 67,754 samples sent for testing in the past 24 hours.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Chennithala picks holes in deal handing over deep-sea fishing to US firm
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 19 (IANS) A fresh row began on Friday after Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala slammed the Kerala Fisheries Minister J.Mercykutty for handing over deep sea fishing in the state to US firm. The minister denied the allegation.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Tharoor slams Kerala Left Govt for dumping cricket for Army recruitment rally
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 19 (IANS) Thiruvananthapuram Congress Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor , known for his deep love for the game of cricket on Friday slammed the decision by the Pinarayi Vijayan government to dump hosting the India-South Africa women's cricket series to hold an Army recruitment drive at the prestigious Sports Hub-Greenfield Stadium, here.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala sees 4K new Covid cases but positivity rate under 7%
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (IANS) Kerala recorded 4,584 new Covid cases on Thursday out of the 67,506 samples sent for testing in the past 24 hours, keeping the positivity rate below 7 per cent.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Shah, Yogi to take part in statewide yatra in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah, several of his cabinet colleagues and top national BJP leaders will arrive in Kerala on February 21 to take part in a statewide yatra being organised by the party's state unit led by its president K. Surendran.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Toonz launches new OTT platform for family entertainment
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (IANS) Toonz Media Group, one of the leading entertainment companies specialising in animation content production, on Thursday announced the launch of ag new OTT platform for kids and family entertainment called "MyToonz".
2021-02-18
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz
'Estranged' Kerala BJP leader Sobha Surendran not to contest assembly polls
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (IANS) The 'estranged' top leader of the Kerala unit of the BJP, Sobha Surendran, on Thursday made it clear that she will not be contesting in the upcoming assembly polls.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Metroman Sreedharan all set to join party: Kerala BJP (Ld, correcting photo)
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (IANS) In a surprise move, the Kerala state unit of the BJP appears to have managed a prized catch, with its state president K.Surendran on Thursday announcing that Metroman E. Sreedharan will be joining the BJP.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Vijayan will have to pay for arrogance towards jobless: Chandy
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (IANS) Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said that the current incumbent Pinarayi Vijayan will have to pay a heavy price for his arrogance towards hapless and jobless youth who are protesting.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Metroman Sreedharan all set to join party: Kerala BJP
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (IANS) In a surprise move, the Kerala state unit of the BJP appears to have managed a prized catch, with its state president K.Surendran on Thursday announcing that Metroman E. Sreedharan will be joining the BJP.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
It's 'accommodation' time for Cong in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (IANS) One of the biggest problems faced by the Congress in Kerala is to accommodate its leaders, who have had long innings in front line politics and one such activity is taking place in the state capital, when 74 year old K.V. Thomas is being made as the working president of the state unit on Thursday.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Criminal arrested for killing monk in Andhra's Chittoor
Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 17 (IANS) A criminal was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly murdering a Hindu monk found dead under suspicious circumstances in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district last month, police said.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Media must show restraint while reporting on new Covid strains: Kerala CM
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 17 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday asked the media to be more cautious when it comes to reporting news reports on new strains of Covid.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Media,Politics
Vijayan govt to stop absorbing temporary employees, but protesters unrelenting
Kochi, Feb 17 (IANS) A day after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan asserted that they had done no wrong in regularising temporary employees in government and semi- government organisations, the state cabinet on Wednesday decided not to make any more such appointments.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala govt employees on poll duty warned against 'any bogus voting'
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 17 (IANS) Kerala's Chief Electoral Officer Tikka Ram Meena on Wednesday warned state government officials against any kind of violation in their poll duties during the upcoming Assembly elections.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
2nd leg of IFFK opens on a controversial note
Kochi, Feb 17 (IANS) The International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), which is celebrating its silver jubilee this year, its second leg here began on a controversial note with verbal bashing by film personalities.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
Will he, won't he: Mammootty's name again floated in likely Left list
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 17 (IANS) Over the past nearly two decades, whenever there is an election in Kerala, be it Assembly, Lok Sabha and even Rajya Sabha, one question which surfaces first is, will superstar Mammootty contest, as a Left candidate.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics