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SmartCity Kochi projects' first phase to be ready by March 2015

The first phase of the Rs 5,000 crore SmartCity Kochi project will be ready by March 2015, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Friday.

First batch of 12 Kerala nurses return from Libya

Kochi: A first batch of 12 Keralite nurses evacuated by the Centre from trouble-torn Libya arrived here in the wee hours of Friday.

Kerala tweaks liquor policy

 Bowing to pressure from various quarters, the Kerala government on Thursday decided that from now on Sundays will no longer be dry days and 418 bars that have not opened since the beginning of this fiscal would become beer and wine parlours, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

Kerala Assembly adjourned sine die amidst LDF protest

 The 14-day-long session of the Kerala Assembly ended today amidst protest and ruckus by CPI(M)-led LDF opposition, demanding resignation of Finance Minister K M Mani against whom Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau has registered a graft case in the bar bribe scam.

BJP chief Amit Shah to be in Kerala for two days

With BJP consistently failing to make an electoral breakthrough in Kerala, the party's national president Amit Shah will be in the state for two days from tomorrow to gear up the organisation for future challenges.

LDF stages walkout in Assembly

Continuing their attack against the Congress-led UDF government over the new liquor policy in the Assembly, CPI-M led LDF Opposition on Wednesday sought an adjournment motion on the proposed changes in the policy and staged a walkout in protest.

Liquor policy a ruse to make money: Pinarayi Vijayan

Criticising ruling UDF for its move to bring about changes in its liquor policy, CPI(M) on Tuesday said this much-touted policy was a ploy scripted by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Excise Minister K Babu for indulging in bargaining and corrupt deals.

Uber rape case fallout: Kerala's all-women taxi to cross borders

Thiruvananthapuram: To ensure safer travel options, Kerala's all-women cab service 'She Taxi' is set to cross borders after the alleged rape of an executive by an Uber cab driver in the national capital put the spotlight on safety of women travellers in the country.

87 more Indian nurses to return home from Libya

Eighty-seven nurses from Kerala working in Libya are all set to return home in the coming days, says an official here, adding that the remaining 600 nurses have not expressed desire to return at the moment.

Is Dronacharya role model, asks Kerala MP

Is the name of Dronacharya, the royal guru of Pandavas and Kauravas in epic Mahabharata appropriate for naming an award for outstanding sports coaches?

Govt refutes Opposition charge on Mani issue; LDF walkout twice

CPI(M)-led LDF Opposition on Tuesday continued their protest in the Kerala Assembly over the bar bribery case against Finance Minister KM Mani and twice staged a walkout, even as Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala rejected the charges that an attempt was on to scuttle the probe against Mani.

Kerala's all-women taxi to cross borders

To ensure safer travel options, Kerala's all-women cab service 'She Taxi' is set to cross borders after the alleged rape of an executive by an Uber cab driver in the national capital put the spotlight on safety of women travellers in the country.

This doesn't happen anywhere in world: SC on marine's plea for extension of stay in Italy
This doesn't happen anywhere in world: SC on marine's plea for extension of stay in Italy

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a plea by an Italian marine seeking extension of stay in Italy on health grounds.

Graft accused minister will go to jail: Ex-Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani, facing charges of receiving a Rs.1 crore bribe to re-open the closed bars in the state, will go to jail despite the government's efforts to shield him, leader of opposition VS Achuthanandan said here Monday.

LDF forces adjournment of House for the day over Mani issue

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Assembly was adjourned for the day after CPI(M) led LDF opposition members stalled proceedings, demanding resignation of Finance Minister K M Mani, against whom a graft case has been registered.

Kerala's struggle to be sober triggers political tremors

Kerala's struggle to be sober by living down its reputation for high per capita alcoholic consumption sparked political tremors during 2014 even as the ruling Congress-led UDF maintained its sway in the Lok Sabha polls winning more than half the seats up for grab.

Kerala CM cancels visit to unveil Rajiv Gandhi statue

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy cancelled his visit to this tourist town to unveil a bronze bust of former Prime Minister Oommen Chandy due to heavy fog here.

Former CPI district secretary quits party

 CPI leader P Ramachandran Nair, against whom disciplinary action was initiated over the 'payment seat scandal', today announced his decision to quit the party.

Top Kerala CPI leader quits party

Senior CPI leader P Ramachandran Nair announced on Saturday that he has quit the party as he is pained to see that certain vested interests have ganged up and taken it over.

Left Front demands Kerala finance minister's arrest

Thiruvananthapuram: The Left Front on Friday demanded arrest of Kerala Finance Minister K.M. Mani after the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) filed a case against him over allegations that the state bar association gave him a Rs.1 crore bribe to reopen the closed bars.

Postal covers released to mark 75th year of INS Circars

Marking Platinum Jubliee celebration of INS Circars, the first Naval establishment in Visakhapatnam, the Postal department released a postal cover here on Friday.

LDF steps up demand for KM Mani's resignation
LDF steps up demand for KM Mani's resignation

Mounting a grim attack on the Congress led UDF government in Kerala over bar bribery scam, CPI-M led LDF Opposition on Friday stalled assembly proceedings demanding resignation of Finance Minister K M Mani in the wake of Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau filing an FIR against him in the case.

LDF protests in Assembly, demands Mani's resignation

Thiruvanthapuram: The CPI(M)-led LDF opposition on Friday protested in the Kerala Assembly demanding resignation of Finance Minister K M Mani in the wake of the Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau filing an FIR against him in the bar bribe scam.

Noisy scenes in Kerala Assembly over CM's remark against CPI

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala assembly Thursday witnessed noisy scenes leading to a walkout and adjournment of House for one hour after Opposition demanded that the remark made by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy against CPI be expunged from the Assembly records.

A post office which delivers mail to God

It is a unique post office, and one of its main tasks is to deliver letters to God.

Bar bribe case: FIR registered against Kerala minister KM Mani
Bar bribe case: FIR registered against Kerala minister KM Mani

In a setback for Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani, an FIR has been registered against him in connection with the bar bribe case.

Chandy attacks CPI for 'selling' LS seat

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday slammed the CPI for allegedly selling its Lok Sabha seat for cash.

Opposition protests in Kerala Assembly

CPI(M)-led LDF opposition Wednesday continued its protest in the Kerala Assembly demanding that a House Committee probe corruption allegations against the Public Works Ministry, levelled by an MLA in the treasury benches, leading to early adjournment of the House for the second day.

Rahul Gandhi confident of Congress retaining power in Kerala
Rahul Gandhi confident of Congress retaining power in Kerala

 There is "a sense of confidence" in the Congress party in Kerala that it can retain power in the next assembly polls, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said Wednesday.

Naxal activities in Kerala have increased manifold: Govt
Naxal activities in Kerala have increased manifold: Govt

Activities of the Naxals in Kerala have increased manifold and situation in the state has the potential of becoming more serious if immediate preventive measures are not taken, according to a note prepared by the Home Ministry.