Everything you need to know about Thiruvananthapuram: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Thiruvananthapuram: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
London, May 23 (ANI): Petra Nemcova has gone bra-less in sheer lace lingerie as she made a spectacular return to modelling.
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) Technopark-based SunTec Business Solutions Wednesday launched its next generation product suite - Xelerate.
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) A Kerala church has asked its followers not to use Chinese made coffins, saying they are not environment friendly.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 17 (IANS) The Kerala government Friday decided to drop the state lotteries' advertisement featuring fast bowler S. Sreesanth.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 16 (IANS) Five new cyber police stations will be set up in Kerala, raising their number to six, a minister said Thursday.
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.
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 14 (IANS) A flash strike by around 300 loaders at the international airport here Tuesday delayed flight departures .
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) A flash strike by around 300 loaders at the international airport here Tuesday delayed departures of international flights.
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 14 (IANS) The central leadership of the CPI-M had sacked three of his staff members but former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan appeared to have taken it in his stride and Tuesday appeared for a party meeting after three months.
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.
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, May 12 (IANS) The long-delayed sacking from the CPI-M of three staff members of Kerala's Leader of Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan was effected Sunday at the two-day politburo and central committee meeting of the party in New Delhi.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 8 (IANS) A seventh-standard student, Vishnu won the hearts of many as he willingly donated his mother's heart valves after she passed away in a road accident.
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) 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.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 6 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan Monday termed as unfortunate the sanction accorded by the apex court to operationalise the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu.
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 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.
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) A top woman Indian Police Service official has landed in a soup on account of her literary skills: A poem she wrote depicting politicians, the media and the bureaucracy in poor light is in the eye of a storm.
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) Excitement is mounting at the famed tourist destination of Kovalam as it gets ready to host the first ever surfing and stand-up paddle competition to be held over three days starting Friday. The event has been named as the Spice Coast Open.
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.
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) 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.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 30 (IANS) The Samson family witnessed a huge crowd at their rented accommodation here Tuesday a day after their son 18-year-old Sanju Viswanath Samson struck a 41-ball 63 in Rajasthan Royals' four-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in Jaipur.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 25 (IANS) Ernst & Young Global Services (EYGS) Thursday opened its third Kerala facility at the KINFRA Film and Video Park here.
Kochi, April 24 (IANS) The proposed IPO of MobME Wireless Solutions Ltd., India's first telecom campus start-up, has received in-principle approval from the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. (NSE), while leading credit rating agency CRISIL has assigned it a grading of 3/5.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 23 (IANS) Authorities in Kerala are set to install 17 water treatment plants in the coastal region to provide affordable potable water to the people, an official said Tuesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 22 (IANS) Popular director Rajasenan has come out with a new film where the central character is an 'Amby' car in the aptly titled film "72 Model".
Thiruvananthapuram, April 22 (IANS) One family in Kerala, the Keyis of Kannur district, may have struck gold -- the state government has taken up with the centre the issue of about $900 million due to them, being held by the treasury of Saudi Arabia.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) Contending serious defects are now surfacing at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), CPI-M leader V.S. Achuthanandan Sunday demanded theta it should be commissioned only after a probe to find out lapses in safety measures.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) The central government has approved the introduction of visa-on-arrival (VoA) service at Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi airports, a minister said Sunday.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 (IANS) CPI-M leader and former Kerala finance minister Thomas Issac was Friday arrested with 70 others as they staged a protest in front of the state secretariat. A local court sent all of them to judicial custody for a day.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday denied media reports and social media campaign that he dumped the complaints he received on his United Arab Emirates (UAE) visit last week there itself instead of bringing them back here for resolution.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 (IANS) The Thiruvananthapuram unit of Doordarshan Thursday became the first among the 29 DD regional centres of the country to possess the webcasting of news bulletins facility, an official said.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 (IANS) A three-day global meet of anaesthetists is set to begin here May 10, an official said Thursday. The doctors will discuss developments in research and critical care in the field of anaesthesiology.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 17 (IANS) The Kerala government Wednesday announced floating a new company to provide potable water in the state.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 (IANS) An Australian High Commission delegation from New Delhi, headed by high commissioner Patrick Suckling, visited Technopark here and met Kerala IT officials to forge a mutually beneficial relationship between Australia and Kerala.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 14 (IANS) Sunday saw celebrations of Vishu, the traditional new year, in Kerala. Devout Hindus turn out in their best, to start the new year with a visit to the temple.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 (IANS) Marxist leader V.S. Achuthanandan Friday said he will return an LCD television gifted to him by the Kerala Agriculture Minister K.P. Mohanan.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 (IANS) Technopark-based Triassic Solutions Pvt Ltd (TSPL)is all set to empower young people in Saudi Arabia in the IT field. In a statement Friday, the firm said it had signed an MoU toward this with Salamah Consulting Engineering(SaCEn) in Saudi Arabia.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 (IANS) The mercury has been soaring high in Kerala with the maximum temperature touching 41 degrees Celsius in Palakkad district, close to its highest ever recorded temperature of 41.7 degrees in 1987.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 9 (IANS) Ayurveda Tuesday took the digital route to reach the global audience, with Kerala Tourism launching two e-books on the Indian healing system.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 9 (IANS) After circumnavigating the globe solo in a sailboat, naval officer Lt. Cdr. Abhilash Tomy now wants to do so in a microlight for a unique double.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 (IANS) The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has committed to continue supporting sanitation projects in India and make the facility "affordable and accessible" for people.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 6 (IANS) The Kerala Congress, an ally of the Left opposition, Saturday alleged that given the frequency of foreign travel by state ministers, the government was in a "frequent flier club".
Thiruvananthapuram, April 6 (IANS) Liquor sales touched an all-time high in Kerala at Rs.8,841 crore for fiscal 2012-13, show figures.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday asked the opposition Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) not to "politicise" family issues, warning it of a "heavy price".
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) Kerala Health Minister V.S. Sivakumar Friday said 42 percent of Kerala's population suffers from high blood pressure. The minister was speaking ahead of World Health Day, which falls Sunday.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) Askar, brother of actor Ajmal Ameer of "Madambi" fame, is set to make his acting debut with the oddly-titled "Holy Shit".
Thiruvananthapuram, April 1 (IANS) The estranged wife of a Kerala minister Monday accused Chief Minister Oommen Chandy of "cheating" her by not accepting her complaint of domestic violence by her husband who is now moving to divorce her. Chandy dismissed the charge.
Mumbai/Thiruvananthapuram, April 1 (IANS) Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan's Filmkraft Productions has partnered with Turner International India and Kerala-headquartered Toonz Animation to create four animated movies based on the Bollywood movie "Krrish".
Thiruvananthapuram, April 1 (IANS) Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday told the state assembly that the concerns of Kerala on the strict implementation of the new labour policy in Saudi Arabia were being conveyed to that government.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 31 (IANS) Christians in Kerala were in a celebratory mood Easter Sunday, returning to non-vegetarian fare and normal diet after the 40-day observance of Lent.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 30 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday said that given the diplomatic and trade relations with Saudi Arabia, people from the state in that country and their kin back home have little cause for worry.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 28 (IANS) A new Saudi labour policy reserving 10 percent of jobs for locals is a major issue for India as it could lead to reduced employment there for Indians, a senior minister said Thursday.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 26 (IANS) With Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha writing to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking for Sri Lankan players and officials to be excluded from Indian Premier League (IPL) matches to be staged in Chennai, the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) has offered to host these matches at Kochi.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 25 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor will host an online video quiz show to promote tourism in Kerala, a state minister said Monday.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 24 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Sunday made it amply clear that if the Congress-led United Democratic Front learnt from previous experience, it stood to benefit.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 24 (IANS) Across Kerala, churches witnessed a good number of Christians turning up for the Palm Sunday service.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 23 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging that the special court to try two Italian marines on murder charges be set up in the state itself.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 23 (IANS) As more and more film personalities express moral support for Sanjay Dutt, convicted for possession of arms illegally, ace Malayalam superstar Mohanlal too says the Bollywood actor should be shown leniency.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 22 (IANS) With Easter Sunday fast approaching, it's a mixed bag for Christians as most of them will be in a pensive mood starting Palm Sunday till Easter Sunday, when things brighten up.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 22 (IANS) An international group of experts, at a recent meeting of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), gave Kerala a pat on the back for sustainable tourism with eco-friendliness and inclusiveness, Suman Billa, Kerala Tourism secretary, said Friday.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 21 (IANS) The Kerala government will install a rainwater harvesting plant, a waste water treatment plant and solar panels as part of an initiative to turn the state assembly complex green, Speaker G. Karthikeyan said Thursday.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 20 (IANS) In what is believed to be an innovative method, "Chewing Gum", a new Malayalam film, tells a tale through video dairies for transferring messages and memories.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 20 (IANS) State-owned Kerala Lotteries has never made a loss since its inception in 1967, but the latest report of the CAG reveals that all's not well with the department.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 19 (IANS) Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will take part in the party celebrations scheduled here for May 18, which would also be the second anniversary of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's Kerala government.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 18 (IANS) The master actor that he was, Thilakan refuses to bow out from the film industry even after his death -- a special mention award came his way for the stellar performance in the Malayalam film "Ustad Hotel".
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has nominated All India Football Federation (AIFF) fitness coach Pradip Dutta in the FIFA Conditioning Instructors list.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 16 (IANS) Debutant director Ameen Jowhar's "Kanaa Paadam", is set to soon hit the screens.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 15 (IANS) Higher taxes on cigarettes and liquor, a tax on lavish weddings and a rise in pensions, interest-free loans to small farmers have been proposed in a "growth-oriented" budget for 2013-14 presented by Finance Minister K.M. Mani Friday.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 15 (IANS) State Finance Minister K.M. Mani, while presenting the state's budget for 2013-14, left out a paragraph from his speech that mentions raising the retirement age to 60 years for all state government employees who join service from the next fiscal.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 15 (IANS) Kerala Finance Minister K.M. Mani, presenting the state budget for 2013-14 in the assembly Friday, proposed a special fund to help the diaspora returning to the state.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 14 (IANS) The number of unemployed professionals in Kerala continued to rise reaching 1.69 lakh by September 2012, up from 1.63 lakh for the year ended 2011, said official data released here Thursday.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 14 (IANS) Six months after the "Emerging Kerala" meet was held in Kochi to showcase opportunities to investors in the state, 30 projects under it have so far been cleared, state Industries Minister P.K. Kunhalikutty said Thursday.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 13 (IANS) Muslim leader Abdul Nasser Maudany who was here on bail to attend his daughter's wedding flew back to a Bangalore jail Wednesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 13 (IANS) State-run Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB), reeling under monthly losses of over Rs.200 crore, has come out with a unique scheme for domestic consumers which allows them to earn cash back for power saved.
Vatican City, March 13 (IANS/AKI) Indian cardinal Cleemis Thottunkal is the youngest cardinal taking part in the conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 12 (IANS) Malayalam filmmakers and producers have jointly decided to release new movies through online medium Channel 7music.com, which will be launched on April 14, Vishu Day.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 12 (IANS) The two Italian marines who had fatally shot two Indian fishermen must be brought back to India to stand trial, demanded the wife of one of the two fishermen who were killed. Italy has decided not to send the marines back to India.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 11 (IANS) Technopark-based Toonz Animation's "Hanuman - The Immortal-2", an animated feature has won the Infocom-Assocham EME Award. The honour has given a huge boost to its creators who are aiming big now.