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Kerala CM happy over employment offers for Iraq returned nurses

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 00:15

Expressing his happiness over the employment offers and financial assistance pouring in for the nurses who recently returned from the war-torn areas of Iraq, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday said that he was extremely glad about it.

Iraq returnees narrate tales of woes

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 21:05

Some of the youths, who have reached home safely from strife-torn Iraq, said that their return was like a second birth after several months of stay in a virtual "hell".

Kerala CM welcomes bail to Maudany

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 20:39

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday welcomed the Supreme Court`s order to grant one month`s bail to Kerala-based People`s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Abdul Nazir Maudany.

Curbs on tobacco products sale near Kerala schools

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 19:02

No shop within a 500-metre radius of schools in Kerala can now sell tobacco products, said a state minister.

Kerala to oppose Centre`s new foodgrain procurement policy

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 14:25

UDF government will oppose the reported foodgrain policy of the NDA government that bars states from paying bonus amount for procurement than the minimum support price fixed by the Centre if it adversely affects farmers, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told the Assembly today.

Twelve nurses, who returned from Iraq, offered jobs by Aster DM Healthcare

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 17:17

Twelve of the 46 nurses, who recently returned from war-torn Iraq, have been offered jobs by Aster DM Healthcare, the country`s leading healthcare conglomerate, at its hospitals.

Andhra govt to develop Vizag district as tourism hub: Minister

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 12:00

The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to develop the picturesque and heritage-rich port city of Visakhapatnam and the district as a tourism hub.

Kerala Assembly passes resolution protesting railway budget

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:42

The Kerala Assembly unanimously passed a resolution against the `total neglect` of the state`s needs in the Railway budget and asked the Centre to sanction the projects and new trains sought by the state.

`Defiant` Kerala Guv Sheila Dikshit meets Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh, terms it courtesy call

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 17:43

In the backdrop of speculations that Kerala Governor Shiela Dikshit may be shifted to Nagaland by the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, former Delhi chief minister met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday.

Kerala to examine varsity diktat against women visitors

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 15:13

The Kerala government will examine a directive restricting women visitors to the Calicut university vice chancellor`s office, apparently because he`s being targetted by vested interests, the state assembly was informed Wednesday.

Varsity`s "anti-women" order sparks protest in Kerala Assembly

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 13:44

Recent restrictions imposed on women meeting University of Calicut Vice-Chancellor in his chamber Wednesday rocked the Kerala Assembly with CPI-M led LDF members, especially women, demanding action against the official for his "anti-women" stand and forcing the government to disagree with the varsity`s controversial action.

Storage in Mullaperiyar will soon be 142 ft, says Jaya

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 12:56

Assailing DMK chief M Karunanidhi for his remarks over Mullaperiyar issue, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Wednesday said the storage in the dam will soon be increased to 142 feet as per Supreme Court orders and accused him of issuing statements that are tantamount to "instigating" Kerala.