UGC grants heritage status to 19 colleges
UGC grants heritage status to 19 colleges

With an aim of conserving college campuses which are more than 100 years old, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has granted "heritage" status to 19 institutions across the country and has approved financial assistance for their improvement and upgradation.

Mahatma Gandhi University to offer Minor Degree in Engineering

 In a first of its kind in Kerala, Mahatma Gandhi University is introducing Minor programmes in engineering along with the B.Tech courses in a bid to improve the employability of the students.

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.

Advani hails teachings of RSS

Veteran BJP leader LK Advani, who has been sidelined by the new regime in the party, on Sunday lauded the teachings of the RSS which, he said, placed emphasis on keeping ethical and moral values in public life, essential for serving the nation.

Bar bribery scam: 'Nothing unsusual' in the procedure, says Mani

Putting up a brave face, Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani, whose statement was taken by a Vigilance team in connection with the bar bribery scam, on Saturday said there was "nothing unusual" in the procedure.

60 Keralities stranded in Nepal

Around 60 Keralites were stranded in quake-hit Nepal and efforts are on to bring them back, State Minister for Non-Resident Keralite Affairs KC Joseph said on Sunday.

Kerala: Youths fail to save woman's life, but take pictures on mobiles

In a shocking incident highlighting apathy to human life, two youths, who saw a woman fainting on the rail track on seeing an approaching train, failed to rush to her help, but instead took out their mobiles to capture the ghastly scene of the train ramming her.

Evacuation mission in Yemen could be completed in two days: Chandy

Expressing satisfaction over the renewed efforts by central agencies to rescue Indian nationals stranded in Yemen, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today said the evacuation mission named Operation Rahat launched in the strife-torn nation could be completed in two days.

Decision on George's removal as Chief Whip in few days: Chandy

Amid turbulence in Kerala Congress (M), with its supremo and Finance Minister KM Mani demanding removal of his party colleague P C George as government Chief Whip, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Sunday said a decision on the issue would be taken in a few days.

It is for states to act on complaints on Ghar Vapsi: Gowda

Union Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Saturday said it was for state governments to take action on complaints on re-conversion incidents.

Bar bribe scam: Hotel owner alleges bid to sabotage probe

Adding a new dimension to the bar bribe scam, a bar hotel owner on Sunday alleged that there had been attempts to sabotage the Vigilance inquiry into the charge that Finance Minister KM Mani had demanded and taken a hefty sum as bribe for favourable decisions.

CPI-M demands arrest of graft accused Kerala minister

The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday demanded arrest of Kerala`s Finance Minister KM Mani over the charges that he had received a Rs.1 crore bribe to re-open the closed bars in the state.

Sixteen embrace Hinduism in Kerala's Kottayam

A total of 16 persons have reportedly embraced Hindusim at Uzhavaoor in the district.

Conversions will continue until Parliament passes anti-conversion law: Sushma Swaraj
Conversions will continue until Parliament passes anti-conversion law: Sushma Swaraj

On a day when over 58 persons embraced Hinduism in Kerala's Kottayam, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party appealed to all parties to support it over an anti-conversion law so as to put an end to the controversial trend.

At least 58 persons embrace Hinduism in Kerala
At least 58 persons embrace Hinduism in Kerala

 At least 58 persons, most of them belonging to Christian families, embraced Hinduism at two temples in Kottayam district under the initiative of Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Christmas day today.

Kerala issues red alert in three districts after bird flu scare

 A red alert has been declared in Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam districts of Kerala following an outbreak of avian influenza in the Kuttanadu area.

New liquor policy to be implemented with vigour: Chandy

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Sunday asserted that the new liquor policy of allowing liquor bars only in hotels with five-star tag would be implemented with vigour in co-operation with all sections of society.

Political legacy at stake in Kottayam

Personal prestige takes precedence over collective political stakes at the Kottayam Lok Sabha seat where Kerala`s longest serving legislator is keen on cementing his political legacy through his son.

Fall in rubber price main poll issue in Kottayam

Kottayam Lok Sabha constituency, home to a large number of rubber cultivators and one of the primary trading centres of natural rubber, is all set to witness a fierce fight between sitting MP and UDF candidate of KC-M, Jose K Mani, and LDF`s JDS nominee Mathew T Thomas in the April 10 polls.

Catholic Bishops` meet calls for inter-faith dialogue

The Catholic church in India today called for strengthening inter-faith and inter-church dialogues and emphasised the need to ensure that all sections of the society benefited from its ministry.