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Congress to get 1 mn signatures on memo of Kerala farmers' problems

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday said it will get one million signatures on a memorandum to be sent to the state and central governments, demanding immediate relief on 15 burning issues faced by farmers in Kerala. Congress state President M.M. Hassan told reporters that the party will organise a series of Farmers Get Togethers across the state with the inaugural f...

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Kerala CM assures young entrepreneurs of all support

Kochi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Kerala government will focus more on promoting young and budding entrepreneurs with policy and other necessary support, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Saturday. Interacting with students at the Innovation Entrepreneurship Development Centres (IEDC) Summit 2017, billed as India's largest such event for young student entrepreneurs, he encouraged them to se...

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I-League bid evaluation committee asks interested parties to apply again

Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The I-League bid evaluation committee on Friday asked the three prospective teams to bid again if they want to be part of the league as all three of them could not tick all the boxes in order to meet the criteria. According to sources close to the development, Crown Sports from Rajasthan, Kerala's Gokulam FC and Bengaluru's Ozone FC had interviews with the bid eval...

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Modi, Shah to meet BJP CMs on Aug 21

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A day after BJP President Amit Shah set a target of 350-plus seats for the party in the next Lok Sabha elections, a meeting of Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers of party-ruled states has been convened on August 21 to discuss the further stratgey to achieve the target. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah are likely to address the meet, informed sou...

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NIA starts probe into Kerala woman's conversion, marriage

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) In pursuance of a Supreme Court order, the NIA on Friday registered an FIR to probe the conversion of a young Hindu woman from Kerala to Islam and her subsequent marriage to a Muslim man in 2016, an official said. The NIA probe will be supervised by retired apex court Justice R.V. Raveendran. The case was earlier probed by the Kerala Police under Section...

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Sreesanth approaches Kerala HC after BCCI fails to act

Kochi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Indian pacer S. Sreesanth, who on August 7 got a huge boost when the Kerala High Court lifted the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI, approached the court on Friday asking for relief as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) still has not acted in the matter. Sreesanth in his petition asked for the immediate intervention of the court saying that he ...

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2 new species of earthworm discovered in Kerala

Kochi, Aug 18 (IANS) Scientists have discovered two new species of earthworm belonging to the primitive family Moniligastridae in the Western Ghats mountain ranges in Kerala. The two new species, named Drawida polydiverticulata and Drawida thomasi, were described in the journal ZooKeys. The discovery was made by scientists S. Prasanth Narayanan, S. Sathrumithra, G. Christopher, a...

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Superstar Dileep's bail plea posted for Tuesday

Kochi, Aug 18 (IANS) The bail plea of superstar Dileep, that was supposed to come up on Friday at the Kerala High Court here, has been postponed for Tuesday. The prosecution requested for the postponement as its lawyers were out of town attending the funeral of former Advocate General M.K. Damodaran at Kannur. Dileep on August 10 submitted a fresh bail plea for the third time.

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Blue Whale challenge: Goa Police issues advisory for parents

Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) The suicides of two youngsters in Kerala and Maharashtra while playing the Blue Whale challenge, has forced the Goa Police to issue a formal advisory to parents on safeguarding their wards from playing the online game. The advisory released by the Crime Branch late on Thursday, asked parents to install parental control software in computers and mobile phones used by...

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NIA probe in 'love jihad' case necessary in view of visible pattern: Rijiju

Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said that the NIA probe into love Jihad case in Kerala was necessary as a particular pattern is visible. The Supreme Court's order had given some kind of legitimacy to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe into the matter, he told the media during a brief interaction on the sidelines of a conferen...

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Innovative smart car gadget 'SafeDrive' launched

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) SafeDrive -- an innovative smart car gadget that turns vehicles into safe, smart and connected car was launched here on Thursday. Designed, developed and manufactured by Elsys Intelligent Devices, a former startup incubated by the Kerala Startup Mission, the easy-to-install gadget is compatible with most cars in India. Equipped with crash sensors...

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Congress slams Prasad for making personal remarks about Rahul

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday slammed Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad for his remarks about party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's birth date, saying it does not behove a minister to make such an obtuse, personal and factually incorrect remark. The Union Law and Justice Minister made some extremely unfortunate and intemperate remarks. What those remarks truly reflecte...

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Amit Shah sets Mission 350+ for 2019 Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As opposition leaders were holding a conclave on Thursday, BJP President Amit Shah held a meeting here with party officials and union ministers to chalk out strategy for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls setting a target of 350-plus seats for the party in the next Lok Sabha elections. Sources in the BJP said that during the hour-long meeting at the party office here, Shah...

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BJP terms opposition meet an alliance of 'scared people'

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday hit out at the Congress and other opposition parties participating in the Sajha Virasat Bachao (save composite culture) conference, terming it an alliance of defeated and scared people. It also asked why they are silent on the killings of RSS-BJP workers in Kerala. On behalf of BJP, I ask organisers of the 'save composite culture' how they con...

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Indian politician falls off moving car in UAE, dies

Sharjah, Aug 17 (IANS) An Indian politician from Kerala died in an accident here after falling from a moving car. Sunitha Prashanth, 40, died on Tuesday after she hit her head on a lamp post after falling off the car on Dhaid Road, the Khaleej Times reported on Thursday. Sunitha was the councillor of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Kerala's Kasaragod municipality and was a ca...

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HC raises questions on youngsters playing Blue Whale

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday raised questions over youngsters committing suicide while playing the Blue Whale Challenge online game, asking how people are getting influenced by it. A division bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar was hearing a plea seeking a direction to restrain companies -- including Google, Facebook and Yaho...

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Thousands greet Sunny Leone in Kochi

Kochi, Aug 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sunny Leone on Thursday took Kerala's Kochi city by storm. Thousands swarmed the streets, disrupting traffic, as the Canadian-born came calling to attend a function. Police had a tough time getting the traffic moving as thousands virtually took over the Mahatma Gandhi Road for a glimpse of the actress, who was overwhelmed by the sea of love. ...

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Bury deadly 'Blue Whale' game, says Nasscom

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Concerned at the 'Blue Whale game' phenomenon that has taken several lives globally, including in India, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) and the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) on Thursday issued an advisory for all stakeholders to check the spread of the game. We at NASSCOM-DSCI have apprised our member companies of th...

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'Shreelancer': Quirky and captivating

Film: Shreelancer; Director: Sandeep Mohan; Cast: Arjun Radhakrishnan, Salmin Sheriff, Monica Mahendru, Cesar Lorente Raton, Francisca Emilia Papale and Ajay Srivastava; Rating: **1/2 Making the best use of one's given time, the consequences of seemingly innocuous careless moments, the inexorability of fate and the possibility of grace are the inevitable or unescapable themes of Shreelan...

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BJP terms opposition conclave an alliance of 'scared people'

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday hit out at the Congress and other opposition parties participating in the 'Sajha Virasat Bachao' (Save Composite Culture) conference, terming it an alliance of defeated and scared people and asked why they were silent on the killings of RSS-BJP workers in Kerala. On behalf of BJP I ask organizers of the composite culture how they consider the ...

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