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The State government has accorded sanction for the release of an amount of Rs. 10 crore as State share for Smart City Thiruvananthapuram Ltd for the year 2017-18. The Smart City project under the city Corporation has been stuck at the management consultancy selection stage for the past few weeks.
Brimming with excitement to explore God's Own Country, 30 chosen bloggers from 28 countries started a 14-day road trip on Sunday from the State capital, documenting the journey to help Kerala Tourism reach out to aspiring travellers. After a quick trip to the city, the enthusiastic travellers started their ... blog

Panchayats with more than 10,000 residents will be considered as municipalities, the government said, so that they can avail an exemption of the SC alcohol sale ban ... Ernakulam: Kerala excise minister T.P. Ramakrishnan said on Monday that he has no plans to allow new bars to open, two days after the ...
The formation of a 'Digital Achievers Network of Kerala Origin' will be one of the direct outcomes of the maiden digital summit, #Future, which is set to get under way here on Thursday. The members of the proposed network will collectively and individually become brand ambassadors of Kerala. The network ...
Five times champions Kerala hammered Chandigarh 5-1 in their opening Group A match of the Santosh Trophy 2018 at the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium ... Chandigarh's morale was completely down after conceding the second goal while Kerala, on the other hand, increased the tempo as they looked hungry ...
Rahul Gandhi might have mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi's yoga obsession at the AICC's Plenary Session on Sunday, but the Central government is determined to put its best foot forward on yoga. It is even considering developing yoga grams or yoga villages, which, we are told, would be modelled ... Kerala

The AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy) Ministry will announce the launch of the "Sampoorna Yoga Grams" plan as a part of the Government's ambitious Ayushman Bharat Scheme with much fan-fare at the three-day International Yoga Festival, being held from ... Kerala
The multicrore project aimed at transforming the face of Alappuzha town will be completed in three years, Finance Minister T.M. Thomas Isaac said while ... Minister for Public Works G. Sudhakaran said that tenders had been awarded for the renovation of 21 roads in Alappuzha municipality, according to a ...
The BCCI's tour and programme committee which met in Mumbai has allotted a one-day international match between India and West Indies to the Kerala Cricket Association. The match will be held in November this year, a year after the venue had hosted the third match of India-New Zealand T20 series.
The Managing Director, Kerala Rapid Transit Corporation Ltd (KRTL), the special purpose vehicle set up to execute the project, had informed the DMRC that the pact would be inked in December. ... As per this, the cost for laying 35.12 km in the two cities has gone up by ₹700 crore from ₹6,728 crore.
Kerala's Devaswom and Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran released a special volume on the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple brought out by ... of the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, was witnessed by a clutch of morning visitors to the iconic temple standing tall in the heart of Kerala's capital city.
... of Architecture', the British-born Indian architect Lawrence Wilfred “Laurie” Baker. What is unique about these artworks is that the bricks used to create them are abandoned and half-burnt ones, which lakhs of women used to set up makeshift stoves for the famed Pongala festival that was held in the city on ...
Kerala society is indebted to Laurie Baker who introduced us to a style of architecture that is suitable to the State's geography and weather conditions, ... design for sustainability, challenges in the practice of sustainable building in developing countries, challenges of rural housing and cities of the future.
In a first, a village in Kerala attempted to provide a (virtual) platform for Non-Resident Keralites (NRKs) to participate in the ward level meetings by connecting them through video call. Peruvanthanam, a remote village in Idukki, organised the online sabha, which was attended by over 20 members of the ...
The representatives of Kochi Metro Rail Limited, Kerala Water Authority, Kochi Corporation, Irrigation Department, Greater Cochin Development Authority, Public Works ... According to Mr. Harris, the summer rain that the city received last week exposed the vulnerability of several areas to waterlogging.
The project is being implemented with the help of Indian Veterinary Association, Animal Husbandry Department and Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University in ... Minister for Animal Protection and Dairy Development K. Raju will be the chief guest at the valedictory function to be held at Town Hall.
For the first time in India, a village in Kerala launched a global Grama Sabha by providing an opportunity for Non Resident Keralites (NRKs) to ... to the Sarpanch of Peruvanthanam Panchayat KT Binu, around 19 people working in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Muscat and Qatar participated in the Town Ward ...

Attukal Pongala, an annual festival said to be to the largest religious congregation of women in the world, was celebrated Friday in Thiruvananthapuram. The festivities were held in and around the Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. Head priest Vamanan Nampoothiri lit earthern hearths, and hundreds of women ...
As the court heard the pleas, it departed from the December 15, 2016 order, in which it had said that “no exception can be carved out for the grant of liquor licences in respect of those stretches of the National or State Highways which pass through the limits of any municipality corporation, city, town or local ...
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: International Cooperative Alliance has welcomed the state government's plan to form the Kerala Bank by merging the state cooperative bank and district cooperative banks. ICA regional director Balasubramania Iyer, in a letter to Cooperation Minister Kadakampally Surendran, ...
Kerala man jumps into lion enclosure in Thiruvananthapuram zoo | WATCH ... P Prakash, Trivandrum City police Commissioner told India Today that Murukan was missing from his home in Ottapalam since February 18 and his family members had lodged a missing complaint and published newspaper ...
The state government of Kerala is soon going to be utilizing the services of Robots in order to clean manholes. ... Bandicoot which may be deployed into service within the city in the coming weeks may be initially concentrating on cleaning of the drains in and around Attukal and the fast approaching ...
The enterprising youngster then tried fitting a small pipe (that acted like a chimney) at the backside of these stoves. “Since I was scared that the idea might fail, I tried it in the neighbouring village first,” quips Jayaprakash, recounting how the instant success of his initial idea worked wonders for many rural households.
In 2017, India's online video consumption rose almost five times, according to homegrown over-the-top (OTT) platform Hotstar's India Watch Report 2018. And while metros only witnessed a 3.5 times increase, the biggest jump, 4.3 times, came from smaller cities that have a population of between 100,000 ...
Kerala is also trying to pitch the Kochi Muziris Biennale as the premier contemporory art event and Muziris Heritage Project to draw in history buffs from other parts of India. Kerala Tourism has organised similar partnership meets across the country in cities like Mumbai, Pune, Visakhapatnam and others to ...
In the tiny village of Nhangattiri in Thrithala panchayat of Palakkad district in northern Kerala, 21-year-old Rukia is troubled. A desperate quiet looms in her house. Her parents have been relentlessly knocking on the doors of many, seeking loans to marry Rukia off. Despite being financially weak, Rukia ...
To make up for the absence of private buses, the State-owned Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) conducted special schedules, especially to interior and hilly regions at Kuttiyadi, said District Transport Officer Abdul Nazar. There was heavy rush at the KSRTC bus stand on Mavoor Road.
“We also plan to hold another set of auditions at NISH, after which we are looking at conducting a semi-final competition at Vyloppilly Samskruthi Bhavan in the city. The finals of 'Vaibhav' will be held during Aagneya, our techno-cultural festival, and will be its flagship programme,” adds Noufal. For Noufal ...
An event aimed at promoting tourism to Abu Dhabi will open in Kerala, India today. The second edition of Abu Dhabi Week will be held in Kochi and Kolkata, cities respectively situated in the Indian states of Kerala and Bengal. Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism has curated the dual-city ...
The Aluva-based Federal Bank agreed to fund the Rs. 10-crore project against a collateral security by the Aluva municipality which duly pledged its municipal town hall. However, it was found that the town hall did not have a title deed as the municipality had received it by way of an 'award.' Consequently ...
Following the model of the City Road Improvement Project (CRIP) that helped the modernisation of six major roads within the Corporation limit, the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) is likely to fund the renovation of four other major city roads in the Kozhikode North Assembly constituency.
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu will arrive at the State capital on Friday as part of a two-day visit to Kerala. After arriving at the Air Force technical area at Shangumughom at 10.45 a.m., Mr. Naidu will leave for the Raj Bhavan by road, where he will meet visitors. Later, he will deliver the Sree Chithira ...
Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, Chief of the Air Staff arrived in the State capital on a two-day official visit to the State. The Air Chief Marshal was accompanied by his wife Kamalpreet Dhanoa, who is also president of the Air Force Wives Welfare Association (AFWWA). They were received by Air Marshal R. K. ...
Then, Sacred Heart College, Thevara, is the place to be for the next three days. 'Nattarivu', a State-level programme organised by the National Service Scheme (NSS) unit of the college in association with the Kerala Folklore Academy, will get under way on the campus on Thursday. Traditional and unique ...
The Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) has announced five conducted tours daily linking destinations in Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam ... Ponmudi, Kochi Splendid, and Ultimate Kochi on February 15 paving the way for the KTDC to commence conducted tours again in the two cities.
It was all possible because a group of determined residents and a dedicated ward member transformed the fallow land in the village into lush green paddy fields. Led by the Manakathazham Padashekara Samithi, six out of 25 acres were tilled, sowed and reaped with the help of Krishi Bhavan and the ...
Kerala Blasters initially had an agreement with a private firm to promote grassroots development programmes in the State. But the tie-up ended after two years and the club ... “We are planning to start another centre at Attingal to tap talent from outside the city. The next school will come up in Kollam. We also ...
A 22-year-old woman and her boyfriend were arrested by the Kerala police on Wednesday for allegedly abandoning her 11-month-old son outside a shopping centre in Thiruvananthapuram. According to the police, Rosemary had allegedly abandoned her baby on the instructions of her boyfriend Sajin (27) ...
New foot overbridges have been proposed at busy stations in north Kerala, including Kannur, Vadakara and Kasaragod, under the Palakkad division in the Union Budget. Overall, ₹450 crore has been set ... A satellite track machine depot has been sanctioned at Palakkad Town. Each division is required to ...
There is no one in the vicinity of Bhajana Madam temple, in Vadayambadi village. There are some four men scattered in an open plot of land, around which the then CPI-M government of Kerala, under EMS Namboodiripad, had set up three Dalit colonies. It hasn't always been this quiet. In fact, as recently ...
Two sides of the Choornikkara village road in Kerala are lined with marigolds and a bushy variety of cowpea plants. This area, around 15 km from Ernakulam just behind the Kochi Metro yard, is also resplendent with around 32 acres of green paddy fields ready for harvesting. This was not the case a couple ...
Selection process of the management consultancy for the implementation of the city Corporation's Smart City project has hit an unexpected roadblock, with the company that was tipped to be selected after the opening of the financial bids was found to have been blacklisted in Assam. Wadia Engineering ...
FC Pune City's only win over Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League came back in October 2015. It was one that was that played out on home soil as they edged a five-goal thriller thanks to a winner from former Stoke forward Sanil Tuncay, His header would earn maximum points for his side as Pune ...
Plagued by toxic algal blooms and shrinking at an alarming rate, the life source of Kerala's literary past and present is ailing. However, all hope is not lost as Panchajanyam, a tiny village library, concerned about the river's condition, has embarked on a decade long quest to revitalise this literary and cultural ...
On family trips back to Kerala, Kavita was struck by the pseudo-religious Communist iconography and by the prevalence of non-Indian names like Lenin, Stalin, Krushchev, Brezhnev, Pushkin, Gagarin, Tereshkova and Pravda. Kavita and I talk about this in the latest World in Words podcast — about how ...
A Muslim woman in the southern Indian state of Kerala has received death threats after leading prayers for a mixed congregation in an act of defiance ... be the first woman to lead Friday prayers in India for both male and female worshippers, doing so at Wandoor Cherukod village in Malappuram last week.
Kochi city has demanded a preferential treatment in the annual budget of the State government for taking forward its development projects. An urban development project for the commercial capital of the State along the lines of the capital city development project should be formulated in addition to special ...
Delhi remains the most polluted city in the country where things got so bad recently that a test match played in December last year saw players from the opposing team wear masks, which was unprecedented. Airpocalypse II, a report by Greenpeace India, sheds light on just how bad the situation is, in the ...
Plastic plates are one of the most commonly used items for catering in weddings as they are cheap and convenient. Nevertheless, they are extremely harmful for the environment. These plates can neither be reused nor be disposed properly. Realising these cons, a village in Kerala has come up with a new ...
A rights declaration meeting of Ernakulam Transgender Community was held here on Sunday. Speakers expressed concern at alleged attempts by the police to portray members of the community in poor light and moves to frame them in criminal cases. They alleged that members are finding it tough to get ...


 

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