Kerala News

States told to gear up to meet water demand on scanty rains

With the MeT office predicting a "deficient" rainfall across the country in the coming monsoon season, the Centre on Tuesday asked the states to make preparations to tackle drinking water problem in rural areas.

Procedure not followed for palmolein import in 1990s: Kerala Chief Secretary

In a remark on the decades old politically sensitive palmolein import case that could trigger a row, Kerala Chief Secretary Jiji Thomson on Tuesday said the cabinet decision of the then Congress-led UDF government in this regard was implemented without following proper procedure.

Monsoon likely to hit Kerala coast on June 5
Monsoon likely to hit Kerala coast on June 5

 After missing its normal date of onset, Southwest Monsoon is now expected to hit Kerala coast on June 5.

CBI questions Kerala CPI-M leader in RSS man's murder

Senior CPI-M leader P Jayarajan was on Tuesday questioned by the CBI for over four hours in connection with an RSS activist`s murder last year.

Kerala: 12-year-old takes Rs one lakh to buy laptop, leaves home

Angered over his father's refusal to buy him a laptop, a 12-year-old boy from Kondotty in Kozhikode district in north Kerala broke open the family safe and left home with Rs one lakh to buy a portable personal computer he had so much desired.

Pynumootil takes over as Asst Chief of Naval Staff

 Rear Admiral Philipose G Pynumootil has taken over as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Air) on Monday.

Air Marshal Jasbir Walia assumes charge

 Air Marshal Jasbir Walia on Monday assumed charge of Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Southern Air Command.

Aruvikara by-poll a referendum on government's performance: CM

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday said the June 27 bypoll to Aruvikara assembly constituency would be a referendum on the four-year performance of the Congress led UDF government in the state.

Kerala goes against Centre's fishing ban

Kerala on Monday went against the Centre's 61-day uniform fishing ban, which came into effect at midnight, as it decided to allow fishermen in the state to continue operating till June 15, the conventional date for the beginning of the mandatory annual proscription.

Schools in Kerala reopens after summer vacation

Schools in Kerala re-opened on Monday after two-months summer vacation as nearly three lakh tiny tots took admission in the first standard in state schools.

Won't campaign in by-election: Achuthanandan

Former Kerala chief minister VS Achuthanandan on Monday said he won't campaign for the June 27 Aruvikara by-election to the Assembly unless the CPI-M asked him to.

BJP fields 85-year-old Rajagopal in Kerala assembly bypoll

The BJP in Kerala, which is yet to open its account in the 140-member legislative assembly, on Sunday named 85-year-old former union minister O Rajagopal as its candidate for the June 27 by-election for the Aruvikkara seat.

Monsoon to miss forecast date, likely to hit Kerala coast by June 4
Monsoon to miss forecast date, likely to hit Kerala coast by June 4

With conditions not favouring its progress, Southwest Monsoon is expected to hit the Kerala coast by June 4, three days after its normal onset date, the MET department said on Sunday.

BJP likely to field O Rajagopal for Aruvikkara bypoll

 BJP is considering fielding senior leader and former Union minister O Rajagopal as its candidate for Aruvikkara assembly bypoll on June 27.

It's politics that matters, not sympathy: CPI-M candidate

 It`s politics that matters and not sympathy, Left Front candidate M Vijayakumar said on Sunday on a by-election necessiated by the death of Kerala assembly speaker G Karthikeyan.

Congress to field Karthikeyan's son in Kerala bypoll

After hectic parleys at all levels in the Congress in Kerala, the party has decided to field KS Sabarinathan for the June 27th by-election for Aruvikara assembly constituency in the capital district. He is the younger son of late assembly speaker G Karthikeyan, whose death in March this year necessitated the bypoll.

Congress names Sabrinath as candidate for Aruvikara bypoll

 Congress on Saturday decided to field K S Sabrinath, younger son of former assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan, as the United Democratic Front (UDF) candidate for the June 27 Aruvikara Assembly bypoll.

320 cadets pass out from Indian Naval Academy

 As many as 320 cadets, including 28 women of the Indian Navy and Coast Guard, passed out from the Indian Naval Academy (INA) at nearby Ezhimala on Saturday.

320 cadets pass out from Indian Naval Academy

 As many as 320 cadets, including 28 women of the Indian Navy and Coast Guard, passed out from the Indian Naval Academy (INA) at nearby Ezhimala on Saturday.

Diego Garcia authorities free 23 fishermen from TN, Kerala

Twenty-three fishermen from Tamil Nadu and Kerala, who were arrested by Naval authorities at Diego Garcia on May 11 for illegally fishing in their territorial waters, have been released, a fisheries department official said on Saturday.

Arrival of Monsoon over Kerala delayed by 2-3 days: Met Department

Monsoon will be delayed by two-three days this year, the weather office said on Saturday.

Kerala CM meets PM Modi, takes up fishermen's issues

 Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter's residence here today and discussed the issues concerning fishermen, two days after Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi criticised the Centre's decision to extend ban on trawling.

Kerala to get rain as monsoon set to arrive

The weather office here on Friday forecast rain in all 14 districts of Kerala by Saturday as the southwest monsoon was likely to hit the state on May 30.

Agri Min, Kerala CM discuss trawler fishing ban issue

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today discussed the extension of the trawler fishing ban period with Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy here.

RGCB will emerge as major growth centre: Harsh Vardhan

Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan has expressed confidence that the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) here will emerge as a major growth centre in the biotech and bio-pharma sectors.

Move to sabotage Vizhinjam project: Shashi Tharoor

Former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, MP, on Thursday alleged that an attempt was underway to sabotage the Vizhinjam International deepwater Seaport project here.

Kerala CM visits doctor who survived Nepal quake

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday called on Dr Abin Suri who survived the devastating earthquake in Nepal and is recuperating at AIIMS here.

M Vijayakumar CPI-M's candidate for Aruvikara bypoll

Former speaker and minister M. Vijayakumar has been named the CPI-M candidate for the June 27 bypoll for the Aruvikara assembly seat in the capital district.

Parties gear up for crucial Aruvikara bypoll

With Assembly polls just a year away, the stage is set for a crucial political battle in Kerala between ruling Congress-led UDF and CPI(M)-headed LDF opposition for the bypoll in Aruvikara on June 27.

CBI summons Kerala CPI-M leader for RSS man's murder

 Senior CPI-M leader P Jayarajan has been summoned by the CBI to appear before investigators on June 2 in connection with an RSS activist`s murder last year, CBI sources said.