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Sudheeran comes under fire at UDF meet

Thiruvananthapuram, June 25 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and party's former Kerala President V.M. Sudheeran came under fire at the United Democratic Front meeting held here on Monday, the first after the estranged Kerala Congress-Mani returned to the alliance. Though Sudheeran, who had earlier attacked his party for gifting the Rajya Sabha seat, was absent, a peeved KC-M chief K.M. Mani...

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Actress body irked as AMMA revokes Dileep's suspension

Thiruvananthapuram, June 25 (IANS) An actresses' body in Kerala was on Monday irked with the Association of Malayalam Movie Actors (AMMA) for its decision to revoke the suspension of superstar Dileep, accused of kidnapping an actress. If you have decided to revoke the suspension... what has changed after he was suspended? the Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) asked the AMMA, led by Malaya...

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Vijayan is always anti-Modi: BJP

Thiruvananthapuram, June 24 (IANS) Senior BJP leader O. Rajagopal on Sunday slammed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for issuing statements against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying Vijayan always has anti-Modi feelings. Rajagopal, the lone party legislator in the 140-member Kerala assembly, said it was because of this attitude of Vijayan that he feels the Centre is always anti-Kerala....

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Latvian tourist murder victim's partner unhappy with probe

Thiruvananthapuram, June 23 (IANS) The partner of a Latvian woman who was raped and murdered in Kerala last month said on Saturday that he was unhappy with the police investigation of the case and was awaiting the outcome of his petition where he has sought a CBI probe. The tourism department hijacked the memorial service held here last month and did not allow us to take part in it fully...

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Kerala's 4th international airport at Kannur to open in September

New Delhi/Kannur, June 23 (IANS) Union Minister for Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu on Saturday, following a meeting with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, announced the opening of the Kannur International Airport Ltd (KIAL) in September. Vijayan had met Prabhu in the morning along with his team of officials to discuss the finalisation of the Rs 1,892 crore-airport located at Mattanur...

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A slap on the right cheek of former Ambassador was the motivation behind a book

Thiruvananthapuram, June 22 (IANS) Several factors motivate a person to write a book. For former Ambassador T.P. Sreenivasan, it was a slap on his right cheek by someone claiming to be a student leader for allegedly championing private universities and collaboration with foreign universities was the motivating factor to pen Education of an Ambassador -- Reflections on Higher Education Reform in K...

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IBS Software inks multi-million dollar pact with British Airways

Thiruvananthapuram, June 21 (IANS) Technopark-headquartered IBS Software, a leading provider of new-gen IT solutions to the aviation industry, has signed a multi-million dollar contract with British Airways (BA) to provide solutions for flight and crew operations management. IBS in a statement issued here on Thursday said the multi-year contract will see the implementation of its newly-l...

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Over 1 lakh patients in Kerala to receive palliative care

Thiruvananthapuram, June 20 (IANS) At least 1.50 lakh patients in Kerala who suffer from various ailments will have a better quality of life through palliative care, the government said on Wednesday. The care would be provided through a joint initiative between the private sector and state government, the Kerala Assembly was told. Palliative care is given to improve the quality of life o...

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Kerala to open 70 day-care centres for the elderly

Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 (IANS) Seventy new state-of-the-art day-care centres for senior citizens will be opened in Kerala, the assembly was informed on Tuesday. Social Justice Minister K.K. Shailaja, in reply to a question by opposition legislator Roshy Augustine, said the first of the centres has been opened. The rest of the day-care centres for those above 60 years will be ...

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Opposition walks out over 'inaction' against top cop's daughter

Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 (IANS) The Congress-led opposition walked out of the Kerala Assembly on Tuesday in protest against what it said was inaction against the daughter of a top police officer accused of beating up a policeman. Before leading the walkout, Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala slammed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for his failure to take prompt action. It...

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Using policemen for personal work won't be allowed: Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday made it clear that senior police officials won't be allowed to use policemen for their personal work. Vijayan made the remarks in the Assembly in reply to a submission by Congress legislator K.S. Sabarinath. Vijayan pointed out that this practise first began during the British Raj and still prev...

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Kerala ADGP Sudesh Kumar removed from post

Thiruvananthapuram, June 16 (IANS) Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Sudesh Kumar, the chief of the Kerala armed police battalion, was removed from his post on Saturday following complaints of bad behaviour and violation of rules by him and his family members. Kumar and his family have been in the dock since Thursday when allegations surfaced that his daughter and wife misbeha...

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Kerala CM assures action against top cop's daughter

Thiruvananthapuram, June 15 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday promised strict action against a top police officer's daughter accused of beating up a junior policeman. The government views this incident very seriously and strict action will be taken (on) how a junior police official was treated by the daughter of a senior police officer, Vijayan told the media after ...

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Kerala policemen says top cop's daughter beat him, probe on

Thiruvananthapuram, June 15 (IANS) Kerala policeman Gavaskar, hospitalized after alleging that he was beaten up by the daughter of a senior police officer, on Friday got the support of the police officers' body. The incident took place early on Thursday, according to Gavaskar, the official driver to Additional Director General of Police Sudesh Kumar. The wife and daughter of Kuma...

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Kerala Muslims celebrate Eid

Thiruvananthapuram, June 15 (IANS) Muslims across Kerala celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr on Friday with religious fervour. Heavy rains, especially in the northern Muslim-majority districts, acted as a dampener, forcing the devout to hold the events indoors. The chief priest at the Palayam Grand Mosque here addressed a large congregation, saying intolerance should be dealt only through tol...

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Kerala Boat Race League to be state's latest tourism product

Thiruvananthapuram, June 14 (IANS) The upcoming Kerala Boat Race League will evolve into a world-class tourism product, state Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran said on Thursday. Elaborating, he said that the league will include various boat races from five districts, excluding the ones that are held in relation to religious customs and traditions and the matches would be held mostl...

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Turning around Andhra, a big challenge for Chandy

Thiruvananthapuram, June 14 (IANS) Even as his former close associates P.J. Kurien and V.M. Sudheeran have gone hammer and tongs against him, former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's biggest worry now is how to revive the fortunes of his party in Andhra Pradesh as he gets ready to visit every nook and corner of the state, with the message that the good old Congress party is back. Cha...

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Prithviraj unveils 'The Mallu Football Anthem'

Thiruvananthapuram, June 14 (IANS) With FIFA World Cup kicking off in Russia on Thursday, Malayalam star Prithviraj Sukumaran has unveiled The Mallu Football Anthem in an effort to capture the Malayalis' passion for football. As the ball starts rolling in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, the whole world will be glued to the footballing action. Back home, here in God's Own Country, from th...

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Sudheeran attacks Chandy again

Thiruvananthapuram, June 13 (IANS) The anger in the Congress over the gifting away of a Rajya Sabha seat to Kerala Congress (Mani) continued on Wednesday, with former party president V.M. Sudheeran lashing out at former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy for a third day in succession. Addressing reporters for close to two hours, Sudheeran said that Chandy always took a stand which portrayed a ...

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Indian Railways' punctuality leaves much to be desired; Howrah worst performer

New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Howrah Division in Bengal is the worst performer as far as trains running on time is concerned, with a punctuality performance of only 34 per cent for the week ended June 3. It is closely followed by Lucknow Division with 39 per cent. Curiously, an above 80 per cent punctuality rate is considered reasonable for Indian Railways, one of the largest railway systems...

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