Everything you need to know about Kerala-j: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Kerala-j: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) Kerala Governor Nikhil Kumar turned a commoner after flying in from New Delhi when Air India failed to open the VIP exit door for him, airport sources said Friday.
Thrissur (Kerala), May 24 (IANS) Ace Malayalam comedian and character artiste Kalabhavan Mani surrendered to police Friday and was presented in a court which released him on bail.
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Enraged fans have taken to social networking sites to vent their anger with caustic comments about tainted cricketer S. Sreesanth and his two Rajasthan Royals teammates arrested May 16 in connection with spot fixing in IPL.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 23 (IANS) Kerala Thursday welcomed the central cabinet's decision to approve classical language status for Malayalam, subject to the outcome of a case in the Madras High Court, even as the government and opposition sough to take credit for the measure.
Alappuzha (Kerala), May 23 (IANS) The Alappuzha District Congress Committee Thursday passed a resolution condemning the frequent outbursts of Hindu group leaders against top party leaders in Kerala.
Pune, May 23 (IANS) Pune FC central defender Anas Edathodika Thursday signed a two-year extension at the football club.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 23 (IANS) Kerala Industries and Information Technology Minister P.K. Kunhalikutty Thursday said some invisible forces were trying to stall the state's progress on all fronts but refused to identify them.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 22 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has won the prestigious United Nations Public Service Award for his mass contact programme initiative, an official release said Wednesday.
Kochi, May 22 (IANS) A pall of gloom has set in at the house of S. Sreesanth here with his parents preferring to stay out of public glare following the cricketer's arrest for alleged spot fixing in Indian Premier League (IPL) matches.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is under pressure from various quarters to re-induct former state forests and sports minister K.B. Ganesh Kumar into his cabinet.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) State Labour Minister Shibu Baby John Tuesday said Kerala is almost free of child labour and that his ministry will launch an awareness campaign to educate people about the ills of child labour.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 20 (IANS) The BJP Monday said Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the Sivagiri Mutt here last month should not be seen as a move to forge an alliance with Hindu groups in the state.
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) "Splitsvilla" returns with its sixth season and the romance reality show promises to get raunchier with new twists and turns and Sherlyn Chopra hosting it with VJ Nikhil Chinapa.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 20 (IANS) A Kerala church has asked its followers not to use Chinese made coffins, saying they are not environment friendly.
Paris, May 20 (ANI): To promote India as a " Filming Destination", Union Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi will inaugurate incredible India exhibition at the 66th Cannes film festival in France today.
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Fast bowler S. Sreesanth began shouting and claimed he had close connections with the Kerala and Maharashtra chief ministers after he was accosted by police for alleged spot fixing.
Kozhikode, May 18 (IANS) Kerala and Himachal Pradesh Saturday announced they will strengthen implementation of their rural development projects by sharing information about feasible models and best practices.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 18 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Saturday praised Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and asked the CPI-M to introspect and rethink its ideology.
Panaji, May 18 (IANS) Animal conservationists have hailed the central government's decision to ban dolphineriums in India, even as several states had been gearing up for parks and zoos with captive dolphins as the star attraction.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy is all set to reshuffle his cabinet, two years after assuming office this day.
Thrissur (Kerala), May 18 (IANS) The festivities and fireworks at the Thrissur Pooram festival have stunned two US-based filmmakers who are making a movie on pyrotechnics across the globe. They have termed it as one of the most amazing display they have ever witnessed.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 17 (IANS) The Kerala government Friday decided to drop the state lotteries' advertisement featuring fast bowler S. Sreesanth.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 17 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, whose government will celebrate its second anniversary Saturday, said he has proved that the majority in the assembly is not that important.
Kochi, May 17 (IANS) In just 24 hours of S. Sreesanth's arrest for spot-fixing, the initial shock and allround disbelief has gone out of the window and more and more people in his home state appear to be turning away from the temperamental fast bowler.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 16 (IANS) Five new cyber police stations will be set up in Kerala, raising their number to six, a minister said Thursday.
Kochi, May 16 (IANS) Things, at the moment, appear bleak for fast bowler S. Sreesanth, one of the most colourful personalities in Kerala, who shot into prominence by becoming only the second person from the state to represent India in cricket.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 16 (IANS) All parties should come together to work for the development of Kerala and the Congress was willing to take the lead in starting such a dialogue, the party's state president Ramesh Chennithala said Thursday.
Trivandram, May 16 (ANI): Terming the news of Sreesanth caught by Delhi police for spot fixing as extremely unhappy, Minister of State for Human Resource and Development (HRD) and Kerala MP Shashi Tharoor on Thursday said Indian pacer is innocent until proven guilty.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 16 (IANS) The news of S. Sreesanth's arrest for alleged spot fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) has come as a shocker to his family, cricket administrators, politicians and the man on the street in Kerala.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 15 (IANS) Malayalam filmmakers say stereotyping may be possible, but clarify that they do not depict any community in a bad light intentionally as alleged by T. Peter.
Thrissur (Kerala), May 15 (IANS) A group of forest officials have allegedly been roughed up by Malayalam actor Kalabhavan Mani in Kerala, a police official said Wednesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 15 (IANS) The Kerala government will promote the state's coconut water-based drink "Neera" as a non-alcoholic health drink, Excise Minister K. Babu said Wednesday.
Panaji, May 15 (IANS) Officials of the anti-graft wing of Goa Police are in Kerala to probe the assets of Congress legislator Chandrakant Kavlekar who allegedly bought properties worth over Rs.5 crore in that state, an official said Wednesday.
Kochi, May 14 (IANS) A Kerala court Tuesday expressed its displeasure over the manner in which the CBI conducted a probe into the involvement of two Kerala Police officials in an alleged custody death.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) Telmoco Development Labs Pvt. Ltd., Kerala's first incubated consumer electronics start-up based in Technopark here, has forayed into the retail segment with Attitude Next 6339 -- a seven-inch Android tablet phone.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (IANS) City-based Startup company DecideQuick Services Pvt Ltd, Monday launched cloud-based 'social decision-making platform' called DecideQuick.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (IANS) Kerala is working out a perspective plan for its economy so that the state will rely less on the remittances from the diaspora and more on its resources.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday thanked Saudi Arabia for considering the Indian government's requests on implementation of new labour laws there, but expressed concern about the low percentage of Keralites among the 65,000 Indians now registered with the Indian mission.
Pune, May 12 (IANS) Kerala-born central defender Anas Edathodika broke the three-year foreign player monopoly by being adjudged Pune FC Player of The Year for the 2012-13 season, it was announced Sunday.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 12 (IANS) Neera, a coconut water-based non-alcoholic drink, is awaiting the Kerala government's nod to become a money spinner for coconut farmers in the state.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 11 (IANS) With two cabinet ministers quitting in the wake of scandals, there is likelihood that Kerala, which currently has eight members in the cabinet, could get a ninth one.
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) In what could be regarded as a major departure from custom, Kamal Haasan is all set to view his friend and professional rival Rajinikanth's latest film, the long-awaited "Kochadaiyaan".
Amritsar May 11 (ANI): The Italian envoy Daniele Manchini said here today that they want fast and fair trial of the two marines involved in the killing of two Indian fishermen and also suggested that the accused should be tried under Italian jurisdiction.
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) In what could be regarded as a major departure from the custom, Kamal Hassan is all set to view his friend and professional rival Rajinikanth's latest film, the long-awaited "Kochadaiyaan".
Thiruvananthapuram, May 10 (IANS) To further scientific advancements in Kerala, the state government will set up a Central-State Institute for Technology Transfer jointly with the central government, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy announced Friday.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 9 (IANS) Veteran CPI-M leader V.S. Achuthanandan, who has long been the bete noire of the majority faction in the Kerala unit led by state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan, Thursday said he was unsure if he will be able to retain the post of leader of opposition.
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Welcoming the environment ministry decision that dolphinariums or captive dolphin facilities will not be allowed in India, animal protection groups Thursday called for a complete ban on captivity of these animals.
Dubai, May 9 (IANS) School students in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who appeared for the higher secondary examinations held by India's Kerala state, recorded a 95.9 pass percentage.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 9 (IANS) Industries Minister P.K. Kunhalikutty Thursday said 40 projects have materialised out of the Emerging Kerala meet held in Kochi last September.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 9 (IANS) Union Defence Minister A.K. Antony should try and involve himself more in the Congress' affairs in Kerala, state party president Ramesh Chennithala said Thursday.
Kottayam (Kerala), May 8 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is no match for Rahul Gandhi, a Kerala state Congress leader said here Wednesday after the BJP was routed in the May 5 Karnataka assembly polls.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 8 (ANI): Visitors from across the country thronged in for the festival of the summer fruit, mango in Thiruvananthapuram, with more than 30 types of mangoes available on sale at an affordable price.
Panaji, May 8 (IANS) Active lobbying by animal rights groups has forced the central government to disallow dolphinariums in coastal states across the country, a leading NGO said Wednesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 8 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday apologised for references in an intelligence report that said a section of the media was favouring Tamil Nadu in the water sharing dispute between the two states.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 7 (IANS) The Kerala government Tuesday extended a helping hand to the children of the fisherfolk by earmarking Rs.6 crore towards meeting their educational needs.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 7 (IANS) Kerala is set to popularise ayurveda therapies among tourists during the monsoon, which arrives in the last week of May, an official said Tuesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 7 (IANS) The number of tigers in Kerala's forests has gone up to 100 due to excellent protection measures for the wildlife, an official said Tuesday.
Kozhikode (Kerala) May 6 (IANS) K.K. Rema, wife of slain former CPI-M leader T.P. Chandrasekheran, has sought a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe to unravel the "conspiracy" behind her husband's gruesome murder a year ago.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 5 (IANS) Kerala's opposition Left Democratic Front (LDF) Sunday decided to celebrate the second anniversary of the Oommen Chandy-led United Democratic Front (UDF) government on May 18 as "Betrayal Day".
Thiruvananthapuram, May 5 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan will watch closely proceedings in the Supreme Court, as it considers Monday a "special reference" from the Kerala governor on the dismissal of a top state official.
Dubai, May 4 (IANS) The inaugural Pearl Awards function, organised by Matrix Media and the Kerala Film Producers Association, was held at West End Park near the industrial area of Qatari capital Doha.
Dubai, May 4 (IANS) A group of Indian organisations in Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh have sought enhanced services from the Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF) through the Indian embassy in Riyadh and the consulate general in Jeddah.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 4 (IANS) Bangalore-based company Afforestt, that works to revive forests, Saturday took the initiative to grow an "urban jungle" in the campus of an educational institution here.
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) Hailed as the "new generation Rahul Dravid", its 'Halla Bol' time for Rajasthan Royals's youngest sensation Sanju Samson.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 3 (IANS) For the first time since 1991, a Keralite has come first in the Civil Services Examinations while the second and fourth positions have also been bagged by people from the state.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 3 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday ordered a probe into an intelligence report that accused the media of favouring Tamil Nadu on water sharing.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 3 (IANS) Come Saturday and it will be the first anniversary of a murder that marked a crisis the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has never before faced in Kerala.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 2 (IANS) Technopark-based Flytxt, a provider of big data analytics powered revenue and customer experience management solutions for Cellular Service Providers (CSPs), Thursday said it has been named as a "Cool Vendor" by technology research and advisory Gartner.
Thiruvanathapuram, May 2 (IANS) For 38-year-old Sanuja Rajan, the wife of a porter, life has come full circle after enduring hardships all through her life, winning Rs.1 crore in a TV reality show in Kerala.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 1 (IANS) The youth wing of the CPI-M in Kerala has launched a state-wide campaign to educate people not to fall into anti-secular and communal traps.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 1 (IANS) A Kerala church here has agreed to remove a part of its cemetery to enable the widening of a road, a church employee said Wednesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 1 (IANS) In a first of its kind, a survey on the exact number of Keralites living abroad commenced from the city's outskirts Wednesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 30 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Tuesday rubbished media reports about a Tamil Nadu government employee acting as a spy in the state secretariat and passing on vital documents on the water sharing dispute between the two states.
Bangalore, April 29 (IANS) Indian IT bellwether Infosys became Environmental Tracking (ET) carbon ranking leader in 2013 for its greenhouse gas emissions and disclosure practices.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 29 (IANS) Security at the Kerala state secretariat was tightened Monday following receipt of a threat letter believed to be from the Indian Mujahideen warning that certain vital places would be bombed in the coming few days.
Kuala Lumpur, April 29 (IANS) Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu will be vying for her maiden level three title at the $120,000 Malaysia Open Grand Prix Gold where she is seeded no.1 in women's singles.
Kochi, April 29 (IANS) Conductors in Kochi's private buses will also recharge Vodafone subscribers.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 29 (IANS) As more than 20,000 members of the Kerala Hotel and Restaurant Association (KHRA) downed shutters Monday in response to a nationwide strike call, wayside eateries were making a killing, seeing roaring sales.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 29 (ANI): The Governments of Kerala and Tamil Nadu have agreed to sharing water under the Parambikulam-Aliyar River Pact after thrashing out details at a meeting held here over the weekend.
Guruvayoor (Kerala), April 28 (IANS) Its decades long ethnic conflict over, Sri Lanka is steadily emerging as a major competitor to Kerala's ayurvedic system of medicine, a leading industry expert says.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 (IANS) Kerala headquartered State Bank of Travancore (SBT) has registered a growth of 20.49 percent in net profits in the fiscal 2012-13, crossing the milestone total business of Rs.1,50,000 crore, an official here said.
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) The clock is ticking away for an Indian-origin professor at Stanford who is suffering from leukaemia and is desperately waiting for a bone marrow donor match.
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Very few shuttlers can claim what Haseena Sunilkumar Prannoy has achieved at the India Open Super Series this week.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 27 (IANS) The Kerala government did not have to think twice after ace music maestro and Sarod player Ustad Amjad Ali Khan expressed his desire to start an international school of music in the state.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 27 (IANS) The country's first international event on travel technologies will be held in Kerala, with the objective of helping the travel and tourism industry leverage the massive marketing potential of the internet.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) In what could be a breather for farmers and common people, India's monsoon is likely to be normal with 98 percent rainfall expected, Science and Technology Minister S. Jaipal Reddy said Friday.
Kovalam (Kerala), Apr. 26 (ANI): Union Commerce, Industry and Textiles Minister Anand Sharma today reviewed industry-related issues with the state governments of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, in Kovalam, Kerala.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The NIA will continue its investigations into the killing of two Indian fishermen Feb 15, 2012 off the Kerala coast by Italian marines as Supreme Court Friday left it to the central government to take further steps in pursuance to its Jan 18 orders.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Not many know that Bollywood actor Vidyut Jammwal started learning an Indian martial art form, Kalaripayattu, when he was just three years old. Now, the 34-year-old actor is planning to open a university in Kerala where martial arts aspirants can seek expert training.
New Delhi, April 26 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday said the National Investigation Agency (NIA) will continue to probe the case of two Italian Marines accused of killing two fishermen off the Kerala coast in February 2012.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday, hearing the petition of the two Italian marines accused of shooting dead two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast, said that the central government would take steps in pursuance of its Jan 18 judgment.
New Delhi, Apr. 25 (ANI): Union Commerce, Industry and Textiles Minister Anand Sharma will leave for a two-day visit to Kerala today during which he will review issues pertaining to Commerce, Industry and Textile in the southern states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh tomorrow.
SSLC 2012-2013 results has been declared by Kerala Board of Secondary Education on 24 April 2013. Candidates those who have appeared for the examination can check their Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) results at official website of SSLC
Thiruvananthapuram, April 25 (IANS) Ernst & Young Global Services (EYGS) Thursday opened its third Kerala facility at the KINFRA Film and Video Park here.
Dubai, April 25 (IANS) Students of schools in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who appeared this year for the class 10 examinations conducted by the Kerala State Education Board, have come out with flying colours, posting a 98.8 percent pass rate.
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court will pronounce Friday its order on the Italian government's plea against the invoking of a stringent act and the NIA investigation into the killing of two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast by its two marines February 2012.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 (IANS) Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said Kerala has nothing to learn from Gujarat, as the state has its own "model of development". The comment came while Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is visiting the state.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who arrives here Wednesday, seems quite the persona non grata in Kerala with sections of both the ruling Congress-led front and the opposition Left refusing to share the stage with him.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 (IANS) In Kerala where politics revolves around various allies of the rival fronts, three of four factions of the Kerala Congress have been in the news for some time now. There is the possibility of a fifth faction coming into existence ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh blamed a "complicated" process of fund allocation for many ills plaguing the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Job Guarantee Scheme, many of which have been pointed out by the CAG report tabled in parliament Tuesday.