Protest against methane extraction

Protest against methane extraction

The State must not renew its January 4, 2011, MoU with Great Eastern Energy Company The Federation of Associations against Methane Extraction Plan has demanded that all agencies involved in oil and gas exploration leave the Cauvery delta districts. The federation will stage a series of agitations to oust them from the region, its chief […]

Sabarimala season to get five million pilgrims

Sabarimala season to get five million pilgrims

Sabarimala (Kerala),  Nearly five million pilgrims are expected to visit the revered Ayyappa temple here when it opens Monday for a two-month pilgrimage season, officials said.Located on the mountain ranges of the Western Ghats 914 metres above sea level, the Sabarimala temple is four kilometres uphill from Pamba river in Pathanamthitta district, around 100 km from Thiruvananthapuram.V.S. Jayakumar, the […]

Kerala asked to shift liquor shops away from highways

Kerala asked to shift liquor shops away from highways

Kochi, Nov: The Kerala High Court Monday directed the state government to shift all retail liquor shops located on the national and state highways. Acting Chief Justice Ashok Bhushan passed the order while hearing a public interest litigation that such shops on the highways make it easy for vehicle drivers to buy liquor and have been a major […]

Kerala can get Rs.12,000 crore more in tax: CAG

Kerala can get Rs.12,000 crore more in tax: CAG

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 25 Kerala officials are studying a CAG report that has spotted Rs.12,000 crore lying unrecognised in the electronic records of the state IT system, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said, adding they are finding ways to recover it. The CAG report, titled Effectiveness of the Kerala Value Added Tax Information System (KVATIS) in the […]

Space feat: Kerala to felicitate ISRO team

Space feat: Kerala to felicitate ISRO team

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 24 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said the state government will honour ISRO chairman K. Radhakrishnan and his team for the unique achievement of India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM). India earlier in the day created space history by becoming the first country in the world whose Mars mission entered the planet’s […]

40,000 Kerala diaspora returnees seek self-employment loans

40,000 Kerala diaspora returnees seek self-employment loans

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 23 (IANS) A total of 40,000 applications have been received in response to the Kerala government’s rehabilitation programme for diaspora who return to the state, a government official said Tuesday. The applications for loans at the Non-Resident Keralites Affairs (Norka) are for small projects in services, trading, manufacturing and agricultural sectors. Following the […]

Kerala youths protest bar on new government posts

Kerala youths protest bar on new government posts

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 14 (IANS) A day after Kerala Finance Minister K.M. Mani said no new posts will be created this fiscal due to financial crisis, pro-government youth organisations protested the move Sunday. State Youth Congress president Dean Kuriakose said that financial crisis should not be addressed by denying opportunities to the youths. “We will strongly […]

Tourists do not visit Kerala to drink: Congress

Tourists do not visit Kerala to drink: Congress

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 15 Foreign tourists do not visit Kerala to only consume liquor, state Congress president V.M. Sudheeran said Monday, hitting back at those who have said that the tourism industry would be the worst affected by the new liquor policy that aims at total prohibition in a decade. “It’s surprising to hear from some […]

Kerala eyes toddy to fill liquor’s gap

Kerala eyes toddy to fill liquor's gap

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 15 (IANS) Kerala’s decision to close 730 bars in the state under a new liquor policy has sparked off a sudden interest in toddy, the state’s traditional drink. Toddy tapped in Kerala is available in two varieties – one from coconut trees and the other from palm trees. Toddy tapped from the coconut […]