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With a record over 11 lakh students registering for the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to undergraduate medical course, the CBSE on Friday announced 23 more new examination cities taking the total number to 103. As against ...
Rani Maria was born on January 29, 1954, as the second of seven children of Paily and Eliswa Vattalil at Pulluvazhy, a small village near Kochi, Kerala's commercial capital. She was baptized on February 5, the same year and was given the name Mariam.
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Tourism is all set to leverage the internationally acclaimed Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) to woo art-loving tourists to the 'God's Own Country' through a series of road shows abroad, especially in Europe.
Opposition councillors have condemned the Kozhikode corporation's budget for 2017-18, presented by the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) on Thursday, stating that the proposals were projects envisaged either by the Centre or the State government.
The sleepy village of Kunnamthanam is set to become Kerala's first 'Complete Yoga Village', and hopes to set a national record.
The LDF government in Kerala, led by Pinarayi Vijayan, has come under fire for its move to free convicts in violation of Supreme Court guidelines on the occasion of the 60 anniversary of the state formation on November last.
Venu, who led the delegation to Barcelona and St Petersburg, said people in the two European cities had heard about KMB. Incidentally, Kerala has been a favourite among the Russian tourists and the state was the seventh biggest originating market with ...
For a TB-free Kochi, the corporation is launching a civil society movement that is expected to create awareness on tuberculosis, its diagnosis and treatment.
Thiruvananthapuram: The 39th edition of university youth festival which will be flagged off in the city from Monday will stay clear of all malpractices and irregularities with the strict surveillance from Vigilance and anti-corruption Bureau (VACB ...
A 12-year-old boy from Kerala, who fathered a child with a 16-year-old is perhaps the youngest Indian father. The young mother gave birth to a baby girl a few months ago at a hospital in Ernakulam.
Coimbatore: At a time when the district is facing a drought-like situation and the people of Coimbatore are looking at ways to conserve and save water, private water suppliers are fetching water from the city's water bodies and selling it to breweries ...
According to reports, Riyas Moulavi, 34, was hacked to death in his retiring room attached to a mosque at Choori in Kasaragod town. The incident took place late on Monday (March 21). The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) had called a strike in the town ...
BENGALURU: BJP legislators from the Malnad region have appealed to the state government to emulate neighbouring Kerala to save human habitats which will disappear if the Kasturirangan report on saving the Western Ghats is implemented.
Joint organisational secretary B.L. Santhosh spearheads strategy.
New Delhi: The Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, with an estimated wealth of Rs 1 lakh crore, was wallowing in filth due to mismanagement and lack of upkeep, amicus curiae Gopal Subramaniam told the Supreme Court on Monday.
KOZHIKODE: A young woman ayurveda doctor at Kalliassery, Kannur, has become the victim of political rivalry in the CPM-dominated area.
Vasco: Kerala whipped 10-man Mizoram 4-1 on Sunday to enter the Santosh Trophy semifinals, sidestepping all permutations and combinations that sees all ...
Kochi: A pleasant surprise awaits passengers of the Kochi Metro, which will be commencing service very soon.Welcoming the passengers, doors of the ...
"They will traverse hills, beaches, backwaters and experience life in villages and cities as part of the award-winning promotional campaign of Kerala Tourism," said an official release. The bloggers, from 29 countries spread over all the continents ...
Relaxing areas, space for breastfeeding to be part of facility.
Activist Irom Sharmila arrived in the capital city on Monday morning and will meet chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the afternoon.
Sita, a zebra and one of the city zoo's oldest members, died here on Sunday morning following cardiac arrest. Sita was the lone zebra in the zoo's collection.
There appears very little to cheer about as we observe yet another World Sparrow Day on Monday. The declining trend of house sparrows in Thiruvananthapuram and adjoining areas of Tamil Nadu has been validated through multiple studies, hinting at a ...
Fifty-two children from the tribal settlements of Palode and Kottoor, along with their parents, spent the weekend getting an idea of life in the capital city. The event, organised by the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, was aimed at familiarising the children ...
Till very recently, every Kerala household with a courtyard, in the villages or small towns, had a jackfruit tree because, its fruit - tender or ripe - was an inalienable part of the Malayali diet with mouth-watering names like chakka erissery ...
A collection drive undertaken by the Thiruvananthapuram corporation for non-biodegradable waste, including plastic and glass items, witnessed a huge response in the city. Long queues at collection centres resulted in traffic snarls at Pipinmoodu ...
In the wake of threats from right wing leaders, who hold Vijayan responsible for political murders of RSS cadre in Kerala by CPM activists, the Communist leader's visit to the city has gathered many eyeballs. Undeterred by threats, the Kerala CM would ...
Better public utilities, smart bus stops, efficient and diverse use of land, and projects to revive the cultural heritage of the capital city are part of the draft Smart City proposal which was approved unanimously by the Thiruvananthapuram corporation ...
Kochi: One year after the roll out of the city gas distribution project at Ernakulam, the state now wants to extend the benefits of Piped Natural Gas (PNG) to more cities in Kerala. The state government has requested the petroleum and Natural Gas ...
A rare collection of prose that is expected to shed light on the origin of caste in Kerala will be released here on Wednesday by the Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University.
So the routes have to be redesigned based on the characteristics of the city. "All existing bus routes lacked proper design, caused inconvenience in terms of location of bus stops and failed to serve key destinations," said K.V.
fter losing the assembly election against former chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh, Manipur's iron lady Irom Sharmila has landed in Kerala to "refresh" her mind in a tribal village in Palakkad district. Irom celebrated her 45th birthday at the ...
Creating single portal for citizen interactions, making government services online, enabling mobile services for ease of access to e-governance services and creating 'Smart Villages/Panchayats.' The IT policy comes days after the state finance minister ...
Kochi city police assistant commissioner K Lalji said Cronin knew Shaji for two years and had been stalking her. After she pulled out from their friendship, Cronin allegedly threatened and physically assaulted her.
The gruesome murder of BJP councillor Srinivas Prasad in the wee hours of Tuesday has left Karnataka BJP leaders fearing that a Kerala-like situation of killing of BJP/RSS workers is becoming prevalent. The leaders said Vasu is the 18th ... There has ...
Hyderabad: The KCR government on Monday gave impetus to the most developed area in Telangana - Hyderabad by earmarking Rs 976 crore to Greater Hyderabad Minicipal corporation (GHMC), an indication that the government is serious in making ...
COIMBATORE: More than 1,600 workers of various political outfits staged a road roko at Ettimadai here on Sunday morning against the Kerala government's move to construct six check dams across Bhavani river. They raised slogans against the union ...
Setting a model that can be emulated by other local bodies, government agencies, and private establishments, the Palakkad municipality has started installing a 50-MW solar power plant on its office premises here to meet its own energy requirements.
At a time when most parts of the Palakkad municipality are on the verge of getting affected with various epidemics due to piling garbage, Edatheruvu village remains distinct largely because of a unique citizen initiative aimed at collection ...
This year, pongala was offered even in suburban areas of the capital city. The ritual had made it to the Guinness Book of World Records in 2009 for being the largest religious gathering of women on a single day when 2.5 million took part in it.
The State government's decision to form a new revenue division head-quartered in Vadakara will largely benefit the remote villages in the Vadakara and Nadapuram Assembly constituencies. The decade-long demand comes to fruition with the frequent ...
Aravamudan was one of the pioneers and, with his journalist wife Gita, presents a riveting narration of the various phases of ISRO's climb from that fishing village to the backyard of Mars. It is also about the farsighted men who made this ...
Proving that talent can trump the hurdles posed by physical disabilities, 19-year-old Prasanth Chandran, also known as 'Memory' Prasanth for his incredible memory power, has been conferred with an honorary doctorate by the UK-based World Records ...
Kerala's road map to make internet a right, starting sensibly with the less-advantaged sections and setting an 18-month timeline to create a state-wide fibre optic network is unlikely to be replicated by other states or the Centre anytime soon.
Kochi: On International women's Day, a group of people had a strange gift for the women in Kerala's Kochi. Armed with sticks, they raided the city's picturesque marine drive and heckled and chased away couples. Video footage aired by local television ...
During one of my visits to Palakkad, I made a detour from the customary tourist itinerary and embarked on a culinary sojourn to the nondescript village of Ramassery, the land of dosa-like idlis in Palakkad district. But for these idlis, this tiny ...
The state government move to establish Kerala fibre optic network (K-FON) has evoked a mixed response from experts in the field.
62The state of Kerala, situated on the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent, will be home to the country's second blockchain academy.
Aravamudan was one of the pioneers and, with his journalist wife Gita, presents a riveting narration of the various phases of ISRO's climb from that fishing village to the backyard of Mars. It is also about the farsighted men who made this ...


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