Tuesday, January 19, 2021

UAE bizman nominated for govt's Centre for Migration

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
M.A. Yusuffali, Chairman and Managing Director of UAE-based Lulu Group International has been nominated as expert member of the Governing Council of India Centre for Migration (ICM) by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).... read..

KIIFB borrowings bypass limits for State, have no constitutional nod: CAG report

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | January 19, 2021 6:43:00 AM IST
The Comptroller Auditor General (CAG) rapped the State government over Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB), which it termed is not adhering to constitutional provision and "bypass the limits set on Government borrowings under Article 293 o... read..

Kerala MLA Vijayadas dies of Covid-related complications

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2021 7:15:06 AM IST
Kongad MLA and CPM leader KV Vijayadas, 61, has died following multiple complications owing to Covid-19.... read..

Kerala reports 3,346 fresh Covid-19 cases

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Kerala on Monday reported 3,346 new Covid-19 cases, said state's Health Minister K.K. Shailaja, adding that the test positivity rate now stands at 10.11 per cent.... read..

Kerala entrepreneur converts Rolls Royce into luxury cab

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Businessman Boby Chemmanur who brought football legend Diego Marodana to Kerala, is again in the news for converting his Rolls Royce Phantom car into a tourist taxi.... read..

Kongad MLA KV Vijayadas passes away, Pinarayi Vijayan condoles demise

Thrissur (Kerala) | January 19, 2021 12:43:34 AM IST
Kongad MLA from Palakkad district KV Vijayadas passed away at the age of 61 here at Thrissur Government Medical College hospital on Monday.... read..

AK Antony to lead Cong poll campaign in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram/Delhi |Monday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
Senior Congress leader A.K. Antony, who was the three-term Chief Minister of Kerala, will be leading the party campaign in the forthcoming Assembly elections. The decision was taken at a meeting between the state Congress leaders and the party high comman... read..

Syro-Malabar Church raises concerns over worldwide terrorist attacks against Christians

Kochi (Kerala) | January 18, 2021 7:13:58 AM IST
Synod of Syro-Malabar Church on Sunday raised concerns over the worldwide terrorist attacks against Christians.... read..

Kerala records lowest school dropout rate in India: Education Minister

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | January 18, 2021 12:13:51 PM IST
With Kerala recording 0.11 per cent dropout rate of school students in the year 2019-20, Education Minister C Raveendranath on Monday said the state has achieved the distinction of having the lowest dropout rate in the country.... read..

CAG report slams Kerala govt over KIIFB 'Masala Bonds'

Thiruvananthapuram |Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report which was tabled in the Kerala Assembly on Monday is highly critical of the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) and the international funding it received through 'Masala Bonds'.... read..

Kerala HC quashes Magistrate Court's order regarding businessman Biju Ramesh

Kochi (Kerala) | January 18, 2021 5:43:22 PM IST
Kerala High Court has quashed an order of the Magistrate Court on Monday, that no action can be taken against businessman Biju Ramesh for producing fake documents in the Court in connection with the Bar Bribery Case.... read..

Vijayan asks KSRTC MD not to issue public comments on corporation

Thiruvananthapuram |Monday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has come down heavily on Managing Director of Kerala State Road Transport Corporation, Biju Prabhakar, and asked him not to issue public statements against officials and employees arbitrarily.... read..

Kerala: Fire in luggage compartment of Malabar Express doused

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | January 17, 2021 10:43:05 AM IST
The fire in the luggage compartment of Malabar Express has been doused completely, Railways officials said on Sunday.... read..

Kerala: 8,062 healthcare workers vaccinated on Day 1

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
As many as 8,062 healthcare workers were inoculated on the first day of the Covid-19 vaccination drive across 133 centres in Kerala, Health Minister K.K. Shailaja said on Saturday.... read..

COVID-19: Over 8,000 health workers inoculated in Kerala, registration for 2nd phase completed

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | January 17, 2021 4:12:58 AM IST
As many as 8,062 health workers were inoculated in the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive in Kerala on Saturday, informed State Health Minister KK Shailaja.... read..

Kerala records 5,005 new Covid-19 cases

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | January 17, 2021 8:13:17 PM IST
Kerala reported 5,005 new cases of COVID-19 and 21 deaths on Sunday, taking the active cases to 68,991 in the state.... read..

Cochin International Airport commissions one of the biggest floating solar power plants in State

Kochi (Kerala) | January 17, 2021 9:13:09 PM IST
Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) has commissioned one of the biggest floating solar power plants in the state with a capacity of 452-kilowatt hour (KWh) in an effort to sustain the airport power positive by using green energy.... read..

Luggage compartment of Malabar Express catches fire in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | January 17, 2021 9:13:09 AM IST
The luggage compartment of Mangalapuram- bound Malabar Express caught fire near Varkala in Thiruvananthapuram district on Sunday morning.... read..

Sanskrit set to become lingua franca of this Thiruvananthapuram locality

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
If you order 'Mashavadakam' in Mani's tea shop at Karamana in Thiruvananthapuram, you will get a discount of Re 1 from the the actual price of Rs 5 for the popular snack 'Uzhunnuvada'.... read..

5,960 new Covid cases in Kerala on Saturday

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
Kerala reported 5,960 new Covid cases with a test positivity rate of 9.18 per cent while 5,011 people recovered from the disease on Saturday.... read..

Doctors get COVID-19 shot in Ernakulam, say happy to be part of vaccination drive

Ernakulam (Kerala) | January 17, 2021 12:43:03 AM IST
As vaccination drive to against COVID-19 pandemic began across the country today, doctors at Ernakulam district of Kerala felt that the vaccines are safe and nobody need to worry about them.... read..

Kerala ministers attend Covid vaccination drive

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
The Covid vaccination programme commenced in Kerala on Saturday with state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja taking part in the drive at Kannur while state Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran attended a vaccination programme at Thiruvananthapuram.... read..

KSRTC MD hints at 'misappropriation' by workers

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
Biju Prabhakar, Managing Director of Kerala State Road Transport Corporation, has lashed out against the employees, alleging 'major misappropriation' in KSRTC.... read..

Congress leaders from Kerala to meet Sonia in Delhi

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
Shocked by the setback in the recent local body elections, the state Congress is in firefighting mode and is planning to plug all the loopholes before the Assembly polls in 2021.... read..

Two booked at Kannur Airport, gold items seized

Kochi (Kerala) | January 16, 2021 4:13:15 PM IST
Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) at Kannur Airport booked two passengers with four gold coins and two gold rings, said the Commissionerate of Customs (Preventive), Kochi on Saturday.... read..

5,624 new corona cases in Kerala, positivity rate 8.94%

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
As many as 5,624 more persons tested positive for coronavirus in Kerala on Friday while 4,603 patients recovered from the disease, Health Minister KK Shailaja's office said in a statement here.... read..

Kerala FM creates history for marathon Budget speech

Thiruvananthapuram |Friday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
Kerala Finance Minister TM Thomas Isaac on Friday created history by delivering a marathon speech spanning 3 hours and 17 minutes while presenting the state Budget in the Assembly.... read..

Kerala FM presents Budget, focus on education and jobs

Thiruvananthapuram |Friday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Kerala Finance Minister TM Thomas Isaac on Friday presented the sixth Budget of the Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF government in the Assembly, which focuses on education, jobs and technology.... read..

Kerala FM slams Centre over farm laws, hikes MSP for rubber, paddy in budget

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | January 15, 2021 12:43:23 PM IST
Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac began the presentation of the budget by criticising the Centre over farm laws, stating that the Centre is pursuing "neo-liberal policies and is helping corporates in the name of reforms".... read..

Gold worth over Rs 49 lakhs seized at Kerala's Kannur airport

Kochi (Kerala) | January 15, 2021 12:14:05 PM IST
The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) seized 974 grams of gold worth over Rs 49 lakhs from the rectum of a passenger at Kannur Airport, an official said on Friday.... read..

Kerala FM presents Budget, aims to generate 8 lakh jobs (Ld)

Thiruvananthapuram |Friday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Kerala Finance Minister TM Thomas Isaac on Friday presented the state's Budget of the Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF government in the Assembly, promising to generate eight lakh employment opportunities in the state.... read..

Kerala begins to send corona vaccine doses to districts

Thiruvananthapuram |Thursday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
Authorities have begun to distribute coronavirus vaccine doses to various districts in Kerala for the first phase of the vaccination drive, health officials said on Thursday.... read..

Fifth Armed Forces Veterans' Day celebrated at Pangode Military Station

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | January 14, 2021 10:13:08 PM IST
The Fifth Armed Forces Veterans' Day celebrations and Swarnim Vijay Varsh as 50th Anniversary Celebrations of 1971 India-Pakistan War were held at Pangode Military Station, Thiruvananthapuram, on Thursday by following Covid-19 protocols.... read..

Kerala CM, Cong leader spar in Assembly over gold smuggling case

Thiruvananthapuram |Thursday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
The Kerala Assembly on Thursday witnessed heated exchanges between Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Congress legislator P.T. Thomas over the gold smuggling case.... read..

Second dose must for those taking first dose of COVID-19 vaccine: Kerala Health Min

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | January 14, 2021 10:13:19 PM IST
Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja said that those who take the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine should definitely take the second dose and none should spread misconceptions about the vaccine.... read..

Strict action being taken to prevent drug abuse in Kerala, says Pinarayi Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | January 14, 2021 11:43:05 AM IST
Strict action is being taken to prevent drug abuse in the state with the joint effort of various law enforcement agencies, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Thursday.... read..

MP signs MoUs with Kerala to replicate 'responsible tourism'

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | January 14, 2021 12:13:07 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh and Kerala have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for implementation of the Kerala Responsible Tourism (RT) initiative.... read..

Kerala govt not taking precautionary measures against COVID-19: Union Minister

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | January 14, 2021 7:12:58 PM IST
Amid the rising curve of COVID-19 cases in Kerala, Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader V Muraleedharan on Thursday blamed the state government for not taking adequate steps to prevent the outbreak.... read..

Mohammed Azharuddeen, who scored 37-ball ton, to be rewarded by KCA

Thiruvananthapuram |Thursday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) has decided to reward opening batsman Mohammed Azharuddeen after he scored a 37-ball century against Mumbai in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.... read..

Opposition stages walkout from Kerala Assembly over Gold Smuggling Case

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | January 14, 2021 6:43:05 PM IST
Congress-led United Democratic Front ( UDF) staged a walkout from Kerala Assembly on Thursday after the Speaker denied permission to move an adjournment motion on Gold Smuggling Case.... read..

Kerala Finance Minister alleges C&AG acted with 'mala fide' intent in KIIFB audit

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | January 13, 2021 12:43:18 PM IST
Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac on Wednesday alleged that Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) acted with 'mala fide' intentions when it came to the auditing of Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB).... read..

Muslim League eyeing 5 more seats in 2021 Kerala Assembly polls

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2021 5:45:07 PM IST
The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), a constituent of opposition United Democratic Front (UDF), is eyeing to contest five more seats in the 2021 Assembly elections, party sources said on Wednesday.... read..

Kerala polls: People's manifesto getting ready, NYAY scheme to be included, says Chennithala

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | January 13, 2021 6:43:15 PM IST
Ahead of Kerala Assembly polls, the United Democratic Front (UDF) released salient features from the draft of the upcoming Election Manifesto with NYAY scheme proposed by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during the Lok Sabha election included in it.... read..

COVID-19 : Kerala receives vaccine 'Covishield' in 2 batches

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | January 13, 2021 11:13:02 PM IST
Kerala received the COVID-19 vaccine "Covishield" on Wednesday in two batches at Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram.... read..

Kerala becomes 8th State to complete ease of doing business reforms

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | January 13, 2021 11:13:22 PM IST
Kerala has become the 8th State in the country to successfully undertake "Ease of Doing Business" reform stipulated by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance. Thus, the State has become eligible to mobilise additional financial resources of Rs... read..

CAG interference in KIIFB was inappropriate: Kerala FM

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Kerala Finance Minister and senior Communist Party Of India (Marxist) leader, T.M. Thomas Issac has said the interference of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in the affairs of the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) was inappropri... read..

Opposition UDF stages walkout from Kerala Assembly over corruption in Life Mission project

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | January 13, 2021 2:43:03 PM IST
The opposition Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) staged a walkout from the Kerala Assembly on Wednesday over corruption in Life Mission project, the housing scheme for the poor.... read..

5,507 new corona cases in Kerala, positivity rate 8.52%

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
As many as 5,507 more persons tested coronavirus positive and another 4,270 patients cured in Kerala on Tuesday, Health Minister KK Shailaja's office said.... read..

Kerala cinema halls open after 10 months of Covid shutdown

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2021 5:45:07 PM IST
The movie theaters in Kerala, which were shut for around ten months owing to Covid restrictions opened on Wednesday.... read..

Ruling, Opposition MLAs spar in Kerala Assembly over corruption issues

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | January 12, 2021 9:42:56 PM IST
The Question Hour in Kerala Assembly on Tuesday witnessed the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) engage in a heated exchange after the left MLA's raised a series of questions to Kerala Chief Minister Pinara... read..

Kerala govt orders CBI inquiry in Walayar rape case

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | January 12, 2021 2:42:59 PM IST
The Kerala Government on Monday decided to hand over the Walayar case, which is related to the alleged rape and death of two minor Dalit sisters in Palakkad district, to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).... read..
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