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Company Secretaries in India cross 52,000-mark

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 21 (IANS) The number of Company Secretaries in India has crossed the 52,000-mark and more than four lakh students are aspiring to be one. The figures were revealed on the eve of the 45th National Convention of Company Secretaries to be held over three days here starting on Wednesday. The meeting will discuss on what should be the vision for 'New Corporate India'.<...

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After 500 films, Malayalam cinema's cult actor Venu to be honoured

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 20 (IANS) Actor Nedumudi Venu has had a long and eventful association with the Malayalam film industry, that saw him acting in 500 films over 40 years. To honour the 69-year-old gentleman film actor, a cultural night will be hosted here on November 26. Leading film producer Suresh Kumar told media on Monday that apart from a public meeting to honour Venu, there wi...

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Ranji Trophy: Victories for Gujarat, Kerala, Vidharba

Surat, Nov 20 (IANS) In the sixth round, Gujarat spinner Siddharth Desai bagged a five-wicket haul to bowl out Rajasthan for 341 runs, helping the defending champions clinch victory by an innings and 107 runs on the final day in the Group B contest of the Ranji Trophy at the Lalabhai Contractor Stadium here on Monday. In Group B, Kerala bowlers KC Akshay, Sijomon Joseph and Jalaj Saxena ...

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In a first, three giants of Malayalam films unite

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 20 (IANS) In a first for the Malayalam film industry, three superstars in their own area of work are coming together for a film -- superstar Mohanlal, blockbuster director Shaji Kailas and hugely popular writer Renji Panicker. Kailas told IANS that this is happening for the first time and we are all excited. Panicker is giving finishing touches to the stor...

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CPI-M office stoned in Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 19 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist's district office here was stoned on Sunday evening, a day after City Mayor V.K. Prasanth suffered injuries in a scuffle between CPI-M and BJP councillors. Windowpanes of the CPI-M office were broken and other property damaged in the stone-throwing incident. Skirmishes were also reported between CPI-M and Bharatiya Ja...

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Congress leaders in Kerala pay tributes to Indira Gandhi

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 19 (IANS) Congress leaders in Kerala on Sunday paid glowing tributes to late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her birth centenary. At a function held at the state Congress headquarters, two-time Chief Minister Oommen Chandy described Gandhi as a leader who led the party from the front and took it to new heights even though it was once written off by its rivals. ...

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Want your picture on Rs 5 stamp? Visit Sabarimala

Sabarimala (Kerala), Nov 19 (IANS) Those desiring their picture on a Rs 5 postage stamp only need to visit the post office close to the famed Sabarimala temple in Kerala. Anil Kumar, an officer at the post office, told IANS that the service was being offered for the first time. It started when the two-month pilgrimage season opened on November 16. I don't think pilgrims are aware...

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Kerala RTO gets tough on tax-evading luxury car owners

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 18 (IANS) The Regional Transport Commissioner's office here has decided to crack down on the thriving business of Keralites getting high-end cars registered in Puducherry, taking advantage of the low taxes in that state. The transport commissioner's office has also decided to serve notices to popular actors Fahad Fazil and Amala Paul, whose luxury vehicles have a ...

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Thiruvananthapuram Mayor injured in scuffle, hospitalised

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 18 (IANS) City Mayor V.K. Prasanth, owing allegiance to CPI-M, suffered injuries in a scuffle that broke out between the CPI-M and BJP councillors during a special sitting of the Corporation to mark its second anniversary. An injured Prasanth had to be rushed to a local hospital. In the 100-member Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation, the Bharatiya Janata Part...

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From airports to seaports, ITDC cruises along

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Moving out of airports due to stiff competition from private players, the India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (ITDC) is making a gradual comeback with duty-free outlets at seaports. Currently operating at 11 seaports across the country, ITDC aims to to cover all the major ports in the country with duty-free outlets by 2020. The seaport duty-free out...

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Ranji Trophy: Nischal, Agrawal hand Karnataka solid start

Kanpur, Nov 17 (IANS) Karnataka rode on brilliant half-century knocks from batsmen Mayank Agarwal (90) and Dega Nischal (90 not out) to post 327/3 against Uttar Pradesh on Day 1 of the sixth round at the Ranji Trophy. Later, coming in to bat, middle-order batsmen Karun Nair (62) and Manish Pandey (63) too played important knocks in the Group A contest at the Green Park here. Mea...

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Kerala to support private IT incubators and accelerators

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 17 (IANS) The Kerala government on Friday approved support for private entities and tie-ups with reputed national and international agencies for setting up incubators and accelerators in the state, said a top IT official. As per the new order, the state government will support private entities with proven experience in startup mentoring to set up incubators or acc...

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Kerala's ruling partners CPI-M, CPI spar in the open

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 16 (IANS) The Kerala unit of the two Communist parties - CPI-M and CPI - the number one and two parties in the ruling Left Democratic Front on Thursday openly came out against each other. The immediate provocation for this was the manner in which four CPI state Ministers boycotted Wednesday's weekly cabinet meeting in protest against the presence of tainted State ...

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37 years later, Jayan's memory still fresh

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 16 (IANS) Memories of Jayan, the only Malayalam film star who had the macho image, are still fresh in the minds of many even 37 years after he died while attempting a stunt scene on a moving helicopter. He lost his life while filming the final scene of the Malayalam film 'Kolilakem', this day in 1980, at an airbase in Chennai. His death anniversary is mark...

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Kerala Police team treading cautiously on solar scam probe

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 16 (IANS) The police probe team, led by Director General of Police Rajesh Diwan, formed to further probe the Kerala solar scam has decided to not just base its investigation on a 2013 'letter' by main accused Saritha Nair who has made serious allegations of corruption and sexual exploitation against a number of Congress leaders. The police team held a first round ...

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'Rules followed' in excluding film 'S Durga' from IFFI

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The decision to exclude Malayalam film 'S Durga' from the Indian Panorama lineup at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa was as per Information and Broadcasting Ministry's rules, official sources said. The Ministry has the authority to exclude any film on the basis of an assessment that it can adversely affect law and order, the sources add...

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Thomas Chandy finally quits as Kerala minister

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 15 (IANS) Battling land grab charges, Kerala Transport Minister Thomas Chandy on Wednesday quit, becoming the third minister to quit the government of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in controversial circumstances. After submitting his resignation to his party leader T.P. Peethambaran, who forwarded it to Vijayan, Chandy drove away in his official car to his home ...

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Economically weak in Kerala's 'forward communities' to get jobs

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 15 (IANS) The Kerala government on Wednesday decided to provide job quotas to the economically backward in the forward communities and the process will begin with Devasoms, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced on Wednesday. Vijayan said the decision was taken by the cabinet. In principle, a constitutional amendment would be needed to validate the provision of...

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Thomas Chandy quits as Kerala minister

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 15 (IANS) Battling land grab charges, Kerala Transport Minister Thomas Chandy on Wednesday submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who forwarded it to the Governor. Speaking to the media at the Secretariat later, NCP leader T.P. Peethamabaran said the resignation letter had been handed over to Vijayan. All the details will be told to you at 2...

5 days ago
Thomas Chandy quits as Kerala minister

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 15 (IANS) Battling land grab charges, Thomas Chandy on Wednesday resigned as the Kerala Transport Minister. Chandy submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan through NCP leader T.P. Peethamabaran. Speaking to the media later, Peethamabaran said the resignation letter had been handed over. All the details will be told to you at 2 p.m. <...

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