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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.