Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Kerala Governor presents maiden 'Kerala Puraskarngal' awards, M T Vasudevan Nair awarded state's highest civilian honour

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 22, 2023 10:05:01 AM IST
Kerala Governor Arif Muhammad Khan has presented maiden 'Kerala Puraskarngal', the state awards to the eminent personalities who have made an outstanding contribution in various spheres of social life.... read..

Kerala govt alerts all districts amid rise in Covid-19 cases

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 22, 2023 8:06:36 PM IST
Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Wednesday flagged concerns regarding Covid-19 infections and said that there has been a slight increase in Covid cases in the state.... read..

World Bank to assist Kerala in waste management projects

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 21, 2023 6:36:09 PM IST
Kerala government on Tuesday said World Bank is ready to provide assistance for its waste management projects.... read..

Kerala assembly adjourned sine die amid Congress-led UDF's persistent agitation

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 21, 2023 4:34:59 PM IST
Amid the Congress-led UDF's persistent agitation against the "arrogant" approach of the LDF government over a number of demands put forth by it, the Kerala assembly was adjourned on Tuesday sine die.... read..

Opposition MLAs will start and indefinite strike in Assembly's well, says Kerala LoP VD Satheesan

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 21, 2023 4:06:14 PM IST
Amid the Congress-led UDF's persistent agitation against the "arrogant" approach of the LDF government over a number of demands put forth by it, the Kerala assembly was on Tuesday adjourned till Thursday.... read..

Indian Grand Prix 1: Krishan Kumar wins 800m, meets Asiad standard; long-jumper Ancy Sojan excels

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2023 4:15:09 AM IST
Haryana's Krishan Kumar stepped up the pace approaching the halfway mark and topped the men's 800m in the Indian Grand Prix 1 at the Laxmibai National College of Physical Education here on Monday.... read..

Kerala: Woman assaulted on road in state capital, two police officers suspended

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 21, 2023 12:06:17 AM IST
Two civil police officers of Kerala Police were suspended on Monday for their alleged lapses in handling an assault case in the city that took place on March 19 in Thiruvananthapuram, the official said.... read..

Kerala Assembly faces adjournment due to protest by Opposition

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 20, 2023 10:34:19 AM IST
Amid heavy protest by the Congress-led Opposition, the Kerala Assembly was adjourned shortly after it began on Monday till 11 am.... read..

Kerala: Church priest counters Archbishop's statement on supporting BJP

Thiruvananthapuram |Monday, 2023 1:45:08 AM IST
Capuchin church priest and the editor of 'Indian Currents' weekly, Father Suresh Mathew, said on Sunday that Archbishop Mar Joseph Pamplany's statement on supporting the BJP cannot be taken as the stand of the Christians in Kerala, though attempts have be... read..

Kerala CM "obsessed with himself" and can't take questions: Cong MLA Shafi Parambil

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 18, 2023 4:35:32 PM IST
Congress MLA Shafi Parambil on Saturday said that the Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has been "obsessed with himself" to a level that he could not take any questions."... read..

President Murmu lauds Kerala performance on welfare indices at civic reception

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 18, 2023 4:34:07 AM IST
Presiden Droupadi Murmu on Friday graced a civic reception hosted in her honour by the Kerala government and released 'Chuvadu', a booklet on 'Kudumbasree', one of the largest women's self-help networks in the world.... read..

Kerala Assembly adjourned amid Opposition protest; Speaker switches off LoP's mike

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 17, 2023 1:06:28 PM IST
Kerala Assembly was adjourned shortly after it began with Speaker A N Shamsheer running through the day's proceedings amidst protest by the Congress led Opposition.... read..

Value addition of rubber, coir need of the hour: Experts

Thiruvananthapuram |Friday, 2023 3:15:08 AM IST
India should scale up value-addition of abundantly available regional resources like rubber and coir to tap the increasing domestic and international market for such products, said experts on Thursday.... read..

Kerala LoP Satheesan cheating secular Congress: Minister P.A Riyas

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 16, 2023 4:05:00 AM IST
Kerala Minister of Public Works and Tourism P.A. Muhammed Riyas on Wednesday said the Leader of Opposition in the Kerala Assembly, VD Satheesan, was "cheating the secular Congress".... read..

Kerala Assembly adjourned as deadlock between Opposition and ruling coalition continues

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 16, 2023 4:04:57 PM IST
The Kerala Assembly session was adjourned on Thursday after a deadlock between the opposition and the ruling party continued over a clash in the house.... read..

No serious health problems from Brahmapuram fire: Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 15, 2023 7:35:19 PM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said that no serious health problems were caused due to the Brahmapuram fire that broke out in Kochi on March 2.... read..

"Speaker is denying our rights to speak in Assembly": Kerala Opposition leader VD Satheesan

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 15, 2023 4:35:24 PM IST
Opposition leader VD Satheesan on Wednesday alleged that Kerala Assembly "Speaker is denying our rights to speak" in the house.... read..

Kerala Opposition stage protest in Assembly against Speaker

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 15, 2023 1:04:59 PM IST
Opposition leaders in Kerala staged a protest on Wednesday in front of Speaker A N Shamseer's office inside the Assembly complex alleged that he was protecting their rights in the House.... read..

Brahmapuram fire: Swapna Suresh attacks Kerala CM, alleges role of his "right hand" in plant's deal

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 15, 2023 10:04:54 AM IST
Swapna Suresh, the prime accused in Kerala gold smuggling case, on Tuesday came down heavily on Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, alleging that his former principal secretary was involved in the Brahmapuram plant's deal.... read..

"Catering to core vote bank ahead of polls": Activist on Centre opposing LGBTQ marriage

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 15, 2023 3:04:49 AM IST
Amid the ongoing debate over same-sex marriage in the country in the wake of an affidavit filed by the Centre opposing the practice, LGBTQ activist Prijith PK on Tuesday alleged that the government was demonstrating a 'homophobic' attitude in a bid to cat... read..

President Murmu to dedicate to nation technical books translated into Malayalam on March 17

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 15, 2023 3:04:45 AM IST
President Droupadi Murmu will dedicate the Technical Books of Diploma and Engineering, which have been translated into Malayalam by Digital University Kerala (DUK), to the nation at a function at Uday Palace Convention Centre, Kowdiar on March 17, an offi... read..

Kerala Congress leader MM Hassan admits resentment within state unit, says High Command to act

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 14, 2023 9:05:10 PM IST
Senior Congress leader MM Hassan on Tuesday admitted that there is a resentment within Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) and said that the All India Congress Committee (AICC) High Command have intervened into the matter and decided to take appropri... read..

Vijayan's governance 'stinking' like Kochi waste plant, says Congress

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2023 5:15:09 AM IST
The Pinarayi Vijayan government in Kerala has started to stink like the Brahampuram Waste Plant in Kochi due to its "corruption", the opposition Congress said on Monday.... read..

CPI-M, Congress fight in Kerala but unite in Tripura against BJP: Amit Shah

Thiruvananthapuram |Monday, 2023 2:45:08 AM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that the CPI-M and the Congress, which are fighting against each other in Kerala, had united in Tripura against the BJP but it went on to win the polls in the northeastern state.... read..

"A right stand": Activist Rahul Easwar on same-sex marriage

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 13, 2023 4:34:39 AM IST
Terming the institution of marriage as a "Sacramental union" social activist Rahul Easwer on Sunday said that the union government has taken a right stand after it opposed the plea seeking legal recogniton of same-sex marriage.... read..

K'taka Police register case on Swapna Suresh's complaint, begin probe

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
Two days after Swapna Suresh -- the prime accused in the gold smuggling case and Life Mission scam, went live on her Facebook claiming she might be killed as the CPI-M in Kerala and its leaders were targetting her, the Karnataka Police on Saturday registe... read..

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan extends wishes to Xi Jinping for re-election as Chinese President

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 12, 2023 10:03:51 PM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday congratulated Xi Jinping on his re-election as the Chinese President. Taking to his official Twitter handle, Vijayan extended wishes to Xi "for the continued efforts to achieve prosperous China".... read..

Karnataka police swung into action after my complaint against Vijesh Pillai, says Swapna Suresh

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 11, 2023 9:35:14 PM IST
In a Facebook post on Saturday, gold smuggling case prime accused Swapna Suresh said that the Karnataka Police has taken action based on her complaint against Vijesh Pillai who allegedly tried to threaten her to flee the country after giving up the eviden... read..

Kerala doctors to stage protest on March 17 demanding arrest of accused in cardiologist attack case

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 11, 2023 6:05:21 PM IST
Doctors in Kerala will stage a protest on March 17 demanding the arrest of all accused in the case of an attack on a senior cardiologist in Kozhikode.... read..

Home Minister Amit Shah to visit Kerala on March 12

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 11, 2023 2:04:11 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit Kerala's Thrissur on March 12, said a statement on Saturday.... read..

Kerala: Crime Branch inspector removed from service on 'sexual assault' charges

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 11, 2023 10:04:28 AM IST
Kerala police Chief Anil Kant on Saturday issued an order removing the Kasargod crime branch Inspector from his post for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman.... read..

Brahmapuram fire: Health workers to visit homes, conduct surveys in affected areas

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 10, 2023 11:07:27 PM IST
Kerala Health Minister Veena George has called a high-level meeting for discussing the health issues following the fire incident at the Brahmapuram waste treatment plant.... read..

Court should order enquiry into Swapna Suresh's allegations: Congress leader K Muraleedharan

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 10, 2023 11:05:51 PM IST
Senior Congress leader K Muraleedharan said on Friday that the court should order an enquiry into the latest allegations made by Kerala Gold smuggling case prime accused Swapna Suresh.... read..

CPIM secretary Govindan Master threatened to kill me, offered Rs 30 cr to leave country, alleges Swapna Suresh

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 9, 2023 11:03:54 PM IST
Kerala Gold smuggling case prime accused Swapna Suresh on Thursday made explosive claims that she was receiving death threats from CPM secretary Govindan Master who threatened her with dire consequences if she did not stop speaking about Chief Minister Pi... read..

SSLC exams commence in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 9, 2023 11:07:04 AM IST
The Secondary School Leaving Examination (SSLC) started in Kerala on Thursday. The exams will end on March 29.... read..

Kerala govt should declare health emergency in Kochi: Oppn leader Satheeshan on Brahmapuram fire

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 8, 2023 5:34:32 PM IST
Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the State assembly V D Satheeshan on Wednesday demanded that the Kerala government should declare a health emergency following the fire that broke out at Brahmapuram Waste Plant, claiming that the toxic smoke from the waste m... read..

Joint military exercise between Indian, French armies FRINJEX-23 starts in Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 7, 2023 5:34:26 PM IST
The maiden joint military exercise between Indian Army and French Army titled FRINJEX-23 started today in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.... read..

Widespread perception of Manish Sisdoia being targetted needs to be dispelled: Kerala CM writes to PM Modi

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 7, 2023 1:34:28 PM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday, wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi citing the "voices of protest" raised by several Opposition parties.... read..

Attukal Pongala festival celebration begins in Thiruvananthapuram's Bhagavathy temple

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 7, 2023 6:04:43 PM IST
The 'Attukal Pongala' festival celebration began in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday with fanfare.... read..

Kerala rights panel seeks report on rehabilitation of 164 cured of mental illness

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2023 1:15:10 AM IST
Kerala State Human Rights Commission Chairman Justice Antony Dominic (retd), taking up suo moto the case of 164 people cured of their mental illness but still kept in three state-run mental hospitals, on Monday directed the state government to give a repo... read..

Fake videos can't be considered media work: Kerala CM on raids at news channel

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 6, 2023 11:04:34 PM IST
After Kerala Police conducted raids at the Asianet News office, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said broadcasting fake videos cannot be considered media work adding that his government does not attack media outlets that advocate oppositional vie... read..

Will do free, fair journalism without fear: Asianet News

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 6, 2023 2:33:44 AM IST
Sindhu Sooryakumar, Executive Editor of Asianet News on Sunday said in a statement that the channel "will do free and fair journalism without fear" adding that it will cooperate with the investigation process.... read..

Thiruvananthapuram: Attukal Pongala to be celebrated following green protocol

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 5, 2023 11:33:50 PM IST
Thiruvananthapuram Mayor Arya Rajendran on Sunday said Attukal Pongala festival will be celebrated following green protocol and the preparations are in the final stage.... read..

Amit Shah to visit Kerala's Trissur on March 12

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 5, 2023 6:05:19 PM IST
Union Minister Amit Shah's proposed visit to Trissur on March 5 has been postponed to March 12, the BJP state President K Surendran said on Sunday.... read..

Brahmapuram waste plant fire; Efforts on to extinguish douse: officials

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 5, 2023 11:34:46 AM IST
The Kerala government on Saturday held a meeting and decided to explore a flooding approach to extinguish the ongoing fire which broke at the Brahmapuram waste plant in Ernakulam District on Thursday, an official statement said.... read..

Kerala SSLC exams to start on March 9

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 5, 2023 6:04:16 AM IST
Kerala Education Minister V Sivankutty has said that this year's Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination will start on March 9.... read..

Scissor in Stomach: Woman calls off protest after minister assures action

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2023 3:45:09 AM IST
A woman in Kerala who was protesting against the Kozhikode Medical College hospital after a scissor was left behind in her stomach during delivery in 2017 -- an episode for which she blamed the hospital authorities who in turn denied any negligence, calle... read..

CTCRI, Digital University Kerala to collaborate on agritech research

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 4, 2023 2:03:49 PM IST
Giving a big push for digital transformation in agriculture, the Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI), a leading ICAR research organisation in the country, and Digital University Kerala (DUK), India's first digital university, have decided to co... read..

Congress' Kerala chief seeks report on party MP's speech

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
Congress' Kerala unit President K. Sudhakaran on Friday has asked the party's Kozhikode district committee chief to submit a detailed report on the recent speeches made by party's three time Kozhikode MP M.K. Raghavan.... read..

Kerala Finance Minister hid economic position of state, alleges VD Satheesan

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 2, 2023 3:33:57 AM IST
Leader of Opposition in the Kerala Assembly VD Satheesan alleged that the state Finance Minister hid the economic position of the state while the state failed to collect Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) over five years.... read..

LDF wins 14 seats in local body bypolls in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 2, 2023 6:05:05 AM IST
The Left Democratic Front (LDF) has won 14 of the 28 local body seats in 12 districts of Kerala where bypolls were held.... read..
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