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Nearly 500 blind Kerala teachers to be trained in IT

Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) Close to 500 blind teachers in Kerala would be trained in the various facets of Information and Communication Technology, to help them to handle their subjects effectively using technology, in a month's time said a official of the state's [email protected] Project. This will be done under the project as part of implementing the Hi-Tech School programme in the s...

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Poor vision was never a hindrance to study, says Dharshana after CBSE results

Chennai/New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Sightless in her right eye, and with partial vision in the left eye, Dharshana M.V. overcame all challenges to secure third rank among differently-abled students in the CBSE Class 12 examination, bagging 96.6 per cent marks. A Commerce stream student of Nalanda International Public School in Tamil Nadu's Krishnagiri, Dharshana M.V. had to depend on the ma...

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BJP slams Congress, CPI-M youth wings' public cattle slaughter in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) Slamming the cattle slaughter in public by youth leaders of Congress and the CPI-M to protest the new rules on cattle sale, BJP's Kerala President Kummanem Rajasekhera on Sunday expressed his deep concern and asked if they had turned into butchers. This is with deep concern that these acts conducted by these political parties are being seen as they are v...

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Girls outshine boys in CBSE Class 12 results, Noida's Raksha tops

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Girls outshone boys in the CBSE Class 12 results declared on Sunday, bagging the top two spots and recording a better pass percentage compared with boys. Raksha Gopal from Delhi's neighbourhood Noida in Uttar Pradesh topped the Class 12 Central Board of Secondary Education exams, followed by Bhoomi Sawant De from Chandigarh. Raksha from Amity Internationa...

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Delhi meet could be beginning of front against BJP: CPI

Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) Pitching for a candidate with secular credentials the presidential poll, the CPI on Sunday said the Delhi meeting of opposition parties to discuss a joint candidate could well be the beginning of a joint front against the BJP. The time has come to move with a united programme against the Bharatiya Janata Party. We see meeting in Delhi when leaders of the...

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Kerala's woman legislature secretary to retire with unique record

Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) P. Jayalekshmi recalls with pride how she had to call out the names of two former Kerala Chief Ministers V.S. Achuthanandan and Oommen Chandy and then of the present Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the state Assembly last year as 'secretary in charge' of the Legislature. Jayalekshmi, who retires on May 31, takes pride in the fact that she was the only...

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Vijayan asks PM to repeal new cattle sale rules, beef sellers do brisk business

Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) Even as the Centre has introduced stringent rules regarding cattle slaughter, it was business as usual for beef sellers across Kerala on Saturday, with people queuing up to buy one of their favourite food items. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking for repeal of the new rules, which he termed an intrusion into the rights o...

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Kerala CM writes to Modi, urges repeal of cattle slaughter rules

Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking the central government to repeal the new restrictions against cattle slaughter, terming it an intrusion into the rights of states. I request you to kindly intervene in this matter and repeal the newly-imposed restrictions, so that the lives and livelihoods of ...

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Business as usual for Kerala beef sellers

Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) Even as the Centre has introduced stringent rules regarding cattle slaughter, it was business as usual for beef sellers across Kerala on Saturday, with people queuing up to buy one of their favourite food item. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who condemned this new rule as nothing but a ploy to go forward with the RSS agenda, will write a letter to Prim...

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Ramadan to begin in Kerala on Saturday

Thiruvananthapuram, May 26 (IANS) Muslim clerics announced that the holy month of Ramadan, where Muslims keep a dawn-to-dusk fast would begin on Saturday in Kerala. The official announcement was made by a team of senior Muslim clerics led by P.V. Suhaib Moulavi after the sighting of the moon in Kozhikode on Friday evening. Muslims in Kerala constitute 88.73 lakh of the 3.30 crore...

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Kerala ministers, others flay new anti-slaughter rules

Thiruvananthapuram, May 26 (IANS) The central government's announcement of stringent rules on sale of cows and buffaloes at animal markets across India on Friday, aimed at deterring slaughter, took several Kerala ministers and the Congress-led opposition by surprise. State Agriculture Minister V.S. Sunilkumar said this was nothing but implementing the Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh (RSS) age...

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UAE President gifts dates to Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram, May 26 (IANS) In keeping with the spirit of the Year of Giving, President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Friday gifted the people of Kerala a personally selected assortment of high-quality dates. The dates -- both the national fruit of the UAE and an integral symbol of Emirati heritage and identity -- were presented by Jamal Husein R...

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Over 9,000 Kerala schools get IT boost

Thiruvananthapuram, May 26 (IANS) The Kerala education department on Friday announced the holistic intervention of ICT (information and communication technologies) that will assist education in 9,279 schools. Students of Class 1 to 7, through [email protected] Project, would be benefited in the new academic year starting in June. Kerala, being a role-model in ICT-enabled education, start...

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Kerala painter's work draws huge response in Victorian Parliament

Melbourne/Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) A Kerala NRI painter's work on a 50-metre long single canvas titled Pride of Australia was on display at the Queen's Hall in the Victorian Parliament and fetched accolades. This is the the first time an Indian artist has got this opportunity. The painting by Sedunath Prabhakar, settled in Melbourne, showcased portraits of 50 prominent A...

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Vijayan to take up with PM issue of kidnapped Catholic priest

Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said he will take up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the issue of kidnapped Kerala Catholic priest Tom Uzhunnallil, who is at an undisclosed location in Yemen. Vijayan was replying in the Kerala Assembly to a motion moved by former State Finance Minister K.M. Mani, who accused the state government of d...

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Surprised by CAG report on Vizhinjam, welcome look into issues raised: Chandy

Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) Noting the CAG report, which cited faults in the Vizhinjam port project agreement, may not have studied all documents, Kerala's former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday welcomed his successor Pinarayi Vijayan saying that the government auditor's remarks would be looked into. Do not know how the CAG has come out with certain remarks, which are con...

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Kerala CM loses cool, rebukes opposition

Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday lost his cool on the floor of the assembly and spoke sharply at senior Congress legislator V.D. Sateeshan, who raised the issue of bickering between senior state bureaucrats. The immediate provocation for Vijayan to lose his cool was when Sateeshan referred to his economic advisor Gita Gopinath's father...

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Kerala to set up dog pounds in all 14 districts

Thiruvananthapuram, May 23 (IANS) The Kerala government has decided to set up dog pounds in each of the state's 14 districts to shelter stray dogs whose population in the coastal state is said to have touched 6.50 lakh. We will set up the dog pounds in every district on two-acre plots of land owned by the government, Local Bodies Minister K.T. Jaleel told the media here on Tuesday.

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CBI begins probe into death of actor Kalabhavan Mani

Thiruvananthapuram, May 23 (IANS) After a year of frequent demands from the family of actor Kalabhavan Mani and with the intervention of the Kerala High Court, the CBI on Tuesday began a probe into the death of the actor. The Thiruvananthapuram unit of the CBI has been entrusted with the job of the probe. After collecting the entire case documents from the Kerala police, the CBI...

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Kerala CM withdraws from book release event of top police official

Thiruvananthapuram, May 22 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday decided against attending a function to release a book by a serving top Kerala Police official that has lavished praise on the Left leader. The book, titled 'Sravukelku Opam Neenthumpol' (Swimming With The Sharks) and written by Director General of Police Jacob Thomas, was to be released here at 5 p.m. on ...

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