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Kerala: ‘Kiss of Love' to trigger a bigger revolutionKerala: ‘Kiss of Love' to trigger a bigger revolution
On one side are youth fighting for a society free of ugly suspicions. And on the other a conservative society that brands any public display of affection as improper, even uncouth.....
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Kerala CM raises vehicle tax issue with Karnataka Govt.Kerala CM raises vehicle tax issue with Karnataka Govt.
Kerala has become the first state to officially protest Karnataka's targeted drive against outstation registered vehicles plying or in transit through the state. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chand
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High & dry in KeralaHigh & dry in Kerala
The dry state means that the youngest married male in the family will no longer have anything to do during the planning stages of family functions. Traditionally his role was to arrange for &lsqu
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Changes in Southern Railway timetableChanges in Southern Railway timetable
Train number 16526 Bangalore – Kanyakumari express will depart at 8 p.m. instead of 9.40 p.m. and it would reach Kanyakumari at 3.15 p.m. the next day instead of 06.05 p.m.
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Tharoor slams Kerala government's decision to ban alcohol, says it will hit revenue, tourismTharoor slams Kerala government's decision to ban alcohol, says it will hit revenue, tourism
The Tamil Nadu government has declared that they'll open TASMAC (liquor shops) outlets along Kerala-Tamil Nadu border to cater to the thirsty Kerala consumers, so Kerala will not drink less but th
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Railways to run special trains for Onam festival from BangaloreRailways to run special trains for Onam festival from Bangalore
Four trains will be operated from each direction between September 4 to 8. Trains will leave Bangalore Cantonment station on September 4,5,6 and 7 at....

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Chuck those buses, take a flight home this OnamChuck those buses, take a flight home this Onam
For Kochiites who work at IT firms in Bangalore, travelling home by air this Onam would not only save time but will also be economical, if the tickets are booked right away.
Kerala govt decides to close down all liquor bars in stateKerala govt decides to close down all liquor bars in state
The license of 312 bars which are functioning now will not be renewed after March 31, 2015. From April 1, 2015, the government will give bar license only for....

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Kairali Onam Fair has varied fare in BangaloreKairali Onam Fair has varied fare in Bangalore
The Kairali Onam Fair 2014 at Kairali Emporium on MG Road, Bangalore is an ideal destination for those who wish to have variety in their Onam shopping list.  It is on till......
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5 reasons to go to Kerala during the monsoon5 reasons to go to Kerala during the monsoon
Most people would think to avoid travelling during monsoon season, but there are some unexpected advantages to travelling in Kerala at that time.....
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Bangalore bandh to protest sexual offences - Live UpdateBangalore bandh to protest sexual offences - Live Update
There was mixed response to Bangalore bandh, called by pro-Kannada organisations against
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Neymar coming to Kerala for ayurveda treatment?Neymar coming to Kerala for ayurveda treatment?
TV channels in Kerala on Tuesday went berserk, saying injured Brazilian footballer Neymar was likely to come to the state to undergo ayurveda treatment for his injured back.

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The Latest Street Food Craze in KeralaThe Latest Street Food Craze in Kerala
Street food has now become the latest fad and the most hot selling item in Kerala is the 'thattu (small) dosa' and 'omplate' omlette....


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Bangalore heralds Bangalore heralds "Inspiring" Indians
Born with a rare genetic disorder commonly called the Brittle Bone disease (Osteogenesis Imperfecta or OI), multi-faceted Dhanya Ravi, founder of Amritavarshini Charitable Society, that offers monthly
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Fifa fever in Bangalore: Eat, sleep and drink the beautiful gameFifa fever in Bangalore: Eat, sleep and drink the beautiful game
This World Cup, if watching matches live on your 21-inch television set at home just won't cut it, Bangalore's pubs have you covered.On the big screen: Restaurants across the city are planning to scre
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Trivandrum woman becomes mayor in EnglandTrivandrum woman becomes mayor in England
In a rare historic moment, a Malayali woman has become a Mayor in England. Trivandrum Pothencode native, Manju Shahul Hameed took the oath as Labour party’s Mayor of Croydon.
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Round-the-week nightlife: Cheers Bangaloreans!Round-the-week nightlife: Cheers Bangaloreans!
It is official the nightlife extension from 11 pm to 1 am during weekends, which was introduced on a experimental basis for a period of three months, is going to be a permanent, week-long affair.....
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ISL: Sachin Tendulkar's team named Kerala BlastersISL: Sachin Tendulkar's team named Kerala Blasters
"People used to call me master blaster. I'm supporting Kerala ... Kochi team. I hope the entire Kerala will be behind our football team. That's why we thought of naming it as Kerala Blast
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She Taxi launched in KochiShe Taxi launched in Kochi
"The initiative was a big success in Thiruvananthapuram. The government allotted special parking lots for She Taxis in the state capital," he said officially launching the service here.
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Is Kerala the only exception to the Modi wave?Is Kerala the only exception to the Modi wave?
Kerala on Friday morning seems to be the only state that is not influenced by the Narendra Modi propaganda. Kerala shows a clear lead of Indian National Congress with lead in 8 seats.....
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To Bob Marley, who gives Kerala police sleepless nightsTo Bob Marley, who gives Kerala police sleepless nights
Mr Marley, you are the face of the war on drugs in Kerala. Yes, you got that right Mr Marley, the Kerala police has resurrected you — dead, retired, resting in peace, etc — like teenagers
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Mallu movies rock Mallu movies rock
If you’re a home-grown Mallu, you will have been asked this question at least once in your life. This question divides Malayalis into two distinct camps and each camp staunchly believes that the
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Kerala to launch massive anti-liquor campaignKerala to launch massive anti-liquor campaign
Chandy assured the meeting that very soon a joint task force comprising of the various key ministries - home, local self government, health, youth welfare, excise and social empowerment -would be set
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Gulf stream heads to Kerala as tickets flyGulf stream heads to Kerala as tickets fly
Not waiting for the Election Commission's decision on online voting for NRIs, hundreds of Malayalees working in the Gulf have been flocking home to participate in the largest democratic carnival i
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Hike in bus fare to hurt Malayali commuters in BangaloreHike in bus fare to hurt Malayali commuters in Bangalore
Private bus owners have increased the fares from Bengaluru to Kerala as the entry tax announced in the State Budget 2014 came into practice. The charges have gone up by.....
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Indian organisation to charter flights for Kerala votersIndian organisation to charter flights for Kerala voters
"It is a one-way ticket on discounted rates to Kozhikode district. We are in talks with a private company as well as Air India and Air India Express to charter the flights. The facility is exclus
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Poll bug bites migrant workers in KeralaPoll bug bites migrant workers in Kerala
The election fever gripping Kerala seems to have spread to thousands of migrant workers in the state, with many of them planning to travel to their home states to vote.
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It's dead in here! Krishnan Kutti, owner of New Lucky Restaurant in Ahmadabad, India, claims business is brisk since opening his cafe at the site of an old cemeteryIt's dead in here! Krishnan Kutti, owner of New Lucky Restaurant in Ahmadabad, India, claims business is brisk since opening his cafe at the site of an old cemetery
Around a dozen graves lay inside the restaurant and have been sealed off by iron grills. Every morning, when the shutters of the restaurant are pulled up, waiters spend some time wiping........
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Kerala backwaters hub attracts poll touristsKerala backwaters hub attracts poll tourists
Every election season brings a windfall to tour operators in Alappuzha. Not only is this central Kerala town a hub of the state's backwater tourism, but it is also a political hotspot.
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Khushwant Singh, writer who targeted all with wit, diesKhushwant Singh, writer who targeted all with wit, dies
Writer, journalist, one of India's best known satirists and former editor of Hindustan Times, Khushwant Singh, died on Thursday. He was 99.
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As they say in Kerala, there's more to life than GDPAs they say in Kerala, there's more to life than GDP
Kerala's most unique feature is how it has leveraged its limited GDP to achieve remarkably strong outcomes in health, education and quality of life.....
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Kerala, a 'Dubai' for Bengali migrantsKerala, a 'Dubai' for Bengali migrants
Bengali migrants who call Kerala their 'Dubai' can be seen filling the massive labour gap in the state by toiling away in a gamut of industries, from construction sites, to petrol pumps, to hotels, te
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Kerala branch of women's bank to open on MondayKerala branch of women's bank to open on Monday
The women's bank is 100% owned by the central government with a capital of Rs.1,000 crore. It has been formed for the economic empowerment of women. There would be innovative loan products for wom
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Muthoot Finance launches white-label ATMMuthoot Finance launches white-label ATM
A white-label ATM is similar to a normal bank ATM with facilities of cash withdrawal. Customers from any bank will be able to withdraw money from WLA, but will need to....
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Alienware Spaceship - India's most advanced gaming cafe in Bangalore!Alienware Spaceship - India's most advanced gaming cafe in Bangalore!
As many people know, Alienware is a premium gaming brand from Dell. Most gamers can only dream of having this kind of machine and it has fascinated gamers worldwide.....
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Meet the man who showed Subrata Roy the way to jail – KM Abraham, upright IAS officerMeet the man who showed Subrata Roy the way to jail – KM Abraham, upright IAS officer
Abraham is now a Additional Chief Secretary with the Kerala government in Thiruvananthapuram. It is interesting that Abraham, a wholetime director of Sebi till July 2011, was not given an extensi
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Sheila Dikshit appointed as new Kerala governorSheila Dikshit appointed as new Kerala governor
Dikshit served as Delhi's chief minister from 1998 to 2013 before she lost to Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal in the December 2013 assembly polls. She lost her assembly seat by over 20,000
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With 1am deadline, Bangalore gets a nightlifeWith 1am deadline, Bangalore gets a nightlife
Home minister K J George told reporters that the new timings for eateries and bars will come into effect on March 8. "We will do this on an experimental basis for three months....
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Academy Awards 2014: '12 Years a Slave' wins best picture OscarAcademy Awards 2014: '12 Years a Slave' wins best picture Oscar
Brad Pitt, one of the producers and stars, accepted the honor and then handed off accepting duties to director and fellow producer Steve McQueen.
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Country's First Electric Bus Launched in BangaloreCountry's First Electric Bus Launched in Bangalore
The bus will run on a trial basis for the next three months. During this time, it will operate along various routes, beginning with one from Majestic to Kadugodi that is likely to cost.....
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No legal sanction for marriages conducted in CPM offices: HCNo legal sanction for marriages conducted in CPM offices: HC
The court also said that marriages that are performed in this manner without adhering to norms and regulations of the nation must not be certified by concerned authorities....
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Holy Hell: The Inside Story of Amma. New Book by former Personal Assistant Gail “Gayatri” Tredwell.Holy Hell: The Inside Story of Amma. New Book by former Personal Assistant Gail “Gayatri” Tredwell.
Holy Hell: A Memoir of Faith, Devotion, and Pure Madness depicts an unsettling portrait of Amma in a voice that brims with honesty and hope. Tredwell became fluent in the Malayalam language and was wi
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Pongala festival observed in UKPongala festival observed in UK
A pongala festival, similar to the famed Attukal Pongala, was celebrated with aplomb here in London. It was at the Murugan temple in Manor Park, London that this religious festival was observed.&
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Kerala bags four national tourism awardsKerala bags four national tourism awards
Kerala Tourism Minister A.P. Anil Kumar received the awards from Minister of State for Human Resources Development Shashi Tharoor at a function held at the Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.
Bangalore ATM attack victim Jyothi Uday back to workBangalore ATM attack victim Jyothi Uday back to work
The colleagues and staff of the Corporation Bank service branch, near Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) where she works, welcomed Ms. Jyothi and enquired about her well being.
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Valentine's Day - 10 fun facts you didn't knowValentine's Day - 10 fun facts you didn't know
Someone rightly said, "There is no remedy for love but to love more." With all the gooey love talk surrounding us this day, is it really just about the romance, love and tête-à-
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Why people eat with their hands in Kerala?  Find out the vedic wisdom....Why people eat with their hands in Kerala? Find out the vedic wisdom....
You may have often wondered why people eat with their hands in Kerala and not fork and spoon. Eating food with your hands feeds not only the body but also the mind and the spirit. That is the Vedic wi
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Splash your way to a new exercise regimenSplash your way to a new exercise regimen
Want to lose weight without breaking a sweat? Aqua Aerobics serves as  your perfect workout....
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’Dhe Puttu’ – Spicing up the puttu! ’Dhe Puttu’ – Spicing up the puttu!
The menu at ‘Dhe Puttu’ looks nothing less than a Dileep movie. It’s got humour, character, catches your fancy and makes you smile. To start with, they have a wide array of non-veget
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Fan frenzy to see Rajinikanth in BangaloreFan frenzy to see Rajinikanth in Bangalore
The gathering had caused traffic jam on the Golf Course Road. The fans urged the superstar to come out of the apartment and pose with them for photographs.....
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Vodka to blame for high death risk in Russian menVodka to blame for high death risk in Russian men
Russian men who down large amounts of vodka and too many do have an "extraordinarily" high risk of an early death, a new study says. 


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A Keralite named Karl SlymA Keralite named Karl Slym
Former Tata Motors MD Karl Slym, who fell to his death from a hotel room in Bangkok, was an Englishman by birth, Indian by profession and a Keralite at heart. 


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CCL 4 - Terrific Victory For Kerala Strikers, Beats Telugu Warriors By 4 Wickets!CCL 4 - Terrific Victory For Kerala Strikers, Beats Telugu Warriors By 4 Wickets!
The fourth year of CCL - Celebrity Cricket League has already kicked off. As we all were aware, the first match of Kerala Strikers happened yesterday, 26th of January at Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
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Ganesh Kumar Marries Bindu MenonGanesh Kumar Marries Bindu Menon
Actor and Ex Minister KB Ganesh Kumar ties knot with Bindu Menon today at Ganesh's house in Kottarakkara. Only close family and relatives attended the function. Both of them are divorcees.........
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Kerala Tourism wins UN awardKerala Tourism wins UN award
This comes as the biggest international recognition Kerala Tourism has received to date. Kerala Tourism has been awarded by the United Nations for creating innovative initiatives for sustainable
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Bangalore's M.G. Road and Brigade Road to offer free wifi from January 24Bangalore's M.G. Road and Brigade Road to offer free wifi from January 24
Called ‘Namma Wifi’, it will be first of its kind service in the country. It will be formally launched near Metro station on M.G. Road.....
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Sunanda Pushkar 17 times richer than Shashi TharoorSunanda Pushkar 17 times richer than Shashi Tharoor
A declaration of her assets filed by Tharoor for 2012-13 states she owned apartments, jewellery, cars and antiques cumulatively worth more than Rs 112 crore.
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8-year-old boy dies after consuming liquor in Kerala8-year-old boy dies after consuming liquor in Kerala
In a tragic mishap, a 8-year-old boy from Pathanapuram died after he consumed liquor brought by his father and kept at home. 
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Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Union minister Shashi Tharoor, found dead in Delhi hotelSunanda Pushkar, wife of Union minister Shashi Tharoor, found dead in Delhi hotel
Pushkar's body was found in room number 345 of Leela Hotel. The incident came to fore around 8pm after the hotel authorities informed the police.
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Dubbing me ISI agent has put my life in jeopardy: Mehr TararDubbing me ISI agent has put my life in jeopardy: Mehr Tarar
On Pushkar's allegation that she was "stalking" Tharoor, she said: "I am not a 15-year-old to stalk someone. She said I am out to spoil Shashi’s election. But Kerala and Lahor
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We are happily married: Tharoors issue joint statement after Twitter rowWe are happily married: Tharoors issue joint statement after Twitter row
Quashing the reports suggesting that the couple is headed for a divorce, Sunanda and Shashi Tharoor issued a joint statement on the union minister's official Facebook page.....
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Sunanda Pushkar to divorce Shashi Tharoor?Sunanda Pushkar to divorce Shashi Tharoor?
Sunanda Tharoor, the feisty wife of Union Minister of State for HRD Shashi Tharoor has accused her husband of being involved in an extra-marital relationship with a Pakistan-based journalist, and has
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Travel bloggers compete to head to KeralaTravel bloggers compete to head to Kerala
Kerala Tourism received many entries from across the world for an online campaign to bring the world's best bloggers to the state for an on-the-road experience. 


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Teenager in Kerala arrested for uploading latest movie on internetTeenager in Kerala arrested for uploading latest movie on internet
The anti-piracy cell of the state police, which is closely monitoring the online uploading and downloading of movies in the wake of increasing complaints from film industry, nabbed the teenager yester
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Get a Lamborghini free when you buy a flatGet a Lamborghini free when you buy a flat
As part of the Dubai Shopping Festival, Damac Properties is offering one of the wildest enticements to move into its newest luxury apartment building.


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Kerala leads the way with its ’Nirbhaya’ scheme Kerala leads the way with its ’Nirbhaya’ scheme
Kerala Minister for Social Welfare M.K. Muneer said Kerala had made progress, going forward in a huge way to take care of its women and children.
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From Kerala to New Zealand Jessy sings it all From Kerala to New Zealand Jessy sings it all
To be awarded the runner up at ‘New Zealand’s got talent’ is indeed a remarkable feat. Jessy Philael from Wellington in New Zealand boasts of this award that she got for her magical
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Historic year for Malayalam film industry Historic year for Malayalam film industry
The credit for releasing maximum number of movies this year does not go to Hindi or Tamil industries that have greatest reach all over the country; it goes to our own Malayalam film industry! 
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Fishy tales from ’God’s own country’Fishy tales from ’God’s own country’
If it is Chef Ashok Pillai, of Vivanta by Taj, Bekal, the newest of the Taj properties in northern Kerala, he will simply drive you down to the nearby Kappil Fishing Village, buy the fresh fish that y
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Make your own wine, the Kerala wayMake your own wine, the Kerala way
"The 'kick' effect is generally not there in homemade wines. But things have changed, and I get orders from people with a request to get a slight kick from the wine," said Susan Jacob, a homemaker fro
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10 Malayalees in list of richest Indians10 Malayalees in list of richest Indians
Among the list of 141 richest people in the country, 10 are Malayalees. MA Yousafali, Ravipillai, Sunny Varkey, Kalyanaraman, Joy Alukkas, Gulfar Muhammedali, Asad Moopan, MP Ramachandran, KM Mamman a
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She-taxis of Kerala to become car pool facility tooShe-taxis of Kerala to become car pool facility too
Gender Park now will roll out a facility of 'car pooling' as part of the She-Taxi services for women commuters. This is expected to aid professionals and students who travel to the city everyd
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Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma passes awayUthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma passes away
Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma (91), the last ruling monarch of the Kingdom of Travancore passed away today early morning at 2.20am. Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma was known for his simplicity a
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Rs. 5 Lakh Reward to Malayali veettamma by V Guard Kochouseph ChittilappillyRs. 5 Lakh Reward to Malayali veettamma by V Guard Kochouseph Chittilappilly
Kochouseph Chittilappilly the owner of V Guard Industries have announced a cash prize of Rs. 5 Lakh to a Malayali Veettamma at Trivandrum who boldly protested against injustice done by Communist Party
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Malayalee RJs in Dubai set longest radio music show recordMalayalee RJs in Dubai set longest radio music show record
Sindhu Biju and Mithun Ramesh of Malayalam radio channel Hit 96.7 FM on Sunday night broke the existing record set by a DJ duo of Hot FM 91.3 of Singapore. The RJs dedicated their achievement to Dubai
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Sreesanth to tie the knot tomorrowSreesanth to tie the knot tomorrow
Nayan's family were very happy with Sreesanth and they stood by him and his family when they had to undergo some very difficult phases in life recently. Their liking for Sreesanth has not slackene
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Pull out the woollens, Bangalore will plunge to 15 degrees CelsiusPull out the woollens, Bangalore will plunge to 15 degrees Celsius
The minimum temperature in the city is falling as some parts of the state have come under ‘cold wave conditions’ with some areas recording minimum temperatures as low as 10 degrees Celisus
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Filling a pothole takes only two minutes. Python swallows potholes!Filling a pothole takes only two minutes. Python swallows potholes!
Filling a pothole takes only two minutes, thanks to the newly-acquired machine now at work near Mekhri Circle. The BBMP has imported Python 5,000 a high capacity pothole filling machine from Canada wh
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Shabana Azmi To Be The Chief Guest at IFFKShabana Azmi To Be The Chief Guest at IFFK
IFFK, one of India's leading regional movie galas which attracts viewers from towns and villages alike, will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy at Nishagandhi open air auditorium in th
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They are not here for Dasara!They are not here for Dasara!
For the second time in two years, wild elephants are giving forest officers a trying time in Mysore city. 
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Bunch of boys with fancy feet.  Have you heard of B-boying?Bunch of boys with fancy feet. Have you heard of B-boying?
"What are they doing?" asked some curious passersby. They were a b-boying team from Kerala, they said. The onlookers were impressed.Malayalis do so much, they told the dancers. 
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 Kerala classical arts festival starts in Dubai Kerala classical arts festival starts in Dubai
This year, the festival's highlight is Nalacharitham, a performance by Kathakali dancers of the story of Nala, king of Nishadha, and Damayanti, his wife, which forms an episode in the epic Mahabharata
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Vinod Kambli suffers heart attack while drivingVinod Kambli suffers heart attack while driving
Former Indian Test batsman Vinod Kambli has been admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai after suffering a heart attack. Kambli, who will turn 42 on January 18, has played 17 Tests and 104 ODIs for In
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Rishiraj singh’s circular to ‘Curb accidents on campuses’Rishiraj singh’s circular to ‘Curb accidents on campuses’
The authorities of all educational institutions are to ensure that students who come on two-wheelers to the campus hold a valid licence. They should also ensure that they wear helmets while on campus.
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Hotels to become Non-smoking zones in KeralaHotels to become Non-smoking zones in Kerala
Kerala Hotels and Restaurants Association (KHRA), South India Hotels and Restaurants Association (SIHRA) and South Kerala Hoteliers Forum (SKHF), at a meeting here, decided to put up signboards to pre
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First flight from Kannur likely by Dec 2015First flight from Kannur likely by Dec 2015
The first flight from Kannur International Airport (KIL) is expected to take off on December 31, 2015, Kerala Minister in-charge of Aviation K Babu said here on Tuesday. 
Aarushi-Hemraj murder: CBI court sentences Talwars to lifeAarushi-Hemraj murder: CBI court sentences Talwars to life
Terming that it is not a 'rarest of rare' case, a CBI court sentenced Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar to life imprisonment for murdering their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj five-and
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From Russia with devotionFrom Russia with devotion
Dressed in black cloths and with the customary sacred bundle (Irumudikkettu) on their head, a 14-member team of Ayyappa devotees from Russia reached the holy hillock for the 12th consecutive year
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Bangalore airport ready for satellite navigationBangalore airport ready for satellite navigation
The information about the aircraft waiting, after this new system comes in, will be relayed to an incoming aircraft in advance via satellite signals and the aircraft concerned can then adjust its spee
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AI introduces Delhi-Kochi flightAI introduces Delhi-Kochi flight
Air India will today commence a new Delhi-Kochi service, augmenting its flight connectivity on the route.
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Indian Panorama starts with Kanyaka TalkiesIndian Panorama starts with Kanyaka Talkies
Starring Murali Gopy, Lena and Maniyanpilla Raju, Kanyaka Talkies has also been selected for the competition section at the 15th edition of the Mumbai International Film Festival and in the ‘Mal
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Sharjah ruler’s works now in MalayalamSharjah ruler’s works now in Malayalam
Fulfilling demands by academics and scholars in Kerala, three books by Sharjah ruler Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi have been translated and released in Malayalam, a language spoken by a large n
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Sreesanth to marry in DecemberSreesanth to marry in December
Banned former India pace bowler S. Sreesanth is all set to tie the knot with a girl from a royal family in Jaipur Dec 12 at the famed Guruvayoor Sree Krishna temple, said a close aide of the cric
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LDF hartal over W Ghats report hits normal life in Kerala LDF hartal over W Ghats report hits normal life in Kerala
Tight security arrangements were made in towns like Thamarassery and Adivaram areas in Kozhikode district, which had witnessed widespread violence some days back over the centre's notification.&nb
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Tendulkar scores 74 in his final test match Tendulkar scores 74 in his final test match
Sachin Tendulkar's dazzling strokeplay in what is likely to be his farewell innings dominated the proceedings as his majestic 74 helped India take total control of the second cricket Test against
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Malayalam actor Augustine passes away Malayalam actor Augustine passes away
Renowned Malayalam actor Augustine (56) passed away at a private hospital here. He was under treatment following a liver ailment.
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Celebrating Malayalam in style on Gulf shoresCelebrating Malayalam in style on Gulf shores
It is rare to see an Indian language being celebrated by thousands of people on foreign soil. But that's exactly what happened in Sharjah where Malayalam literary giants came together with over 2,
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Landslide at TVM: 6 trains cancelledLandslide at TVM: 6 trains cancelled
Following heavy rains in Thiruvananthapuram areas, six trains slated for departure from TVM were cancelled on Wednesday due to landslides. The Nagercoil-Mangalore Parasuram Express, TVM-Shornur Venad
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Foreign tourists bowled over by Royal Couple  Foreign tourists bowled over by Royal Couple
The Royal couple, who are on a four-day visit to Kerala, were getting into their motorcade after visiting the Kerala Folklore Museum and Theatre here when eight tourists standing opposite the gate, wa
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Kerala named among top 10 holiday destinationsKerala named among top 10 holiday destinations
The Lonely Planet's award for the best family destination was bestowed on 'God's Own Country' at the World Travel Mart in London, the world's leading travel trade event attend
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Kerala to launch taxis by women, for womenKerala to launch taxis by women, for women
The 'She Taxi' project has been initiated by the Gender Park, newly set up by the department of social justice, to unify all activities aimed at achieving gender equality. The 'She Taxis&#
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New medical township in Kerala beckons foreign health touristsNew medical township in Kerala beckons foreign health tourists
A medical township comprising nine superspeciality hospitals - offering the latest state-of-the-art technology to treat a host of diseases including cancer - is coming up in Kochi with an eye to promo
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Michelle Obama celebrates Diwali with Bollywood dance movesMichelle Obama celebrates Diwali with Bollywood dance moves
US First Lady Michelle Obama lit a 'diya' (lamp) in the East room to start White House Diwali celebrations after trying out some Bollywood dance moves with some local students in the State Din
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Celebrity chef Tarla Dalal dies at 77Celebrity chef Tarla Dalal dies at 77
Dalal, who is known for a popular cookery show 'Tarla Dalal Show' had authored several cook books and specialised in vegetarian dishes. She was also awarded the Padma Shri award for work
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Free air tickets for Keralites returning from SaudiFree air tickets for Keralites returning from Saudi
Kerala government has decided to provide free air tickets to Keralites who want to return from Saudi Arabia, where illegal foreigners were targeted under the country's new labour law, Minister for
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Ministers urge Malayalees in Karnataka to learn KannadaMinisters urge Malayalees in Karnataka to learn Kannada
Ministers from the State urged Keralites residing here to learn Kannada at the Confederation of Karnataka Malayalees Associations (CKMA) Meet at the Koramangala Indoor Stadium on Sunday. Around 5000 M
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MP Says Sorry, Shweta Menon Withdraws Complaint!MP Says Sorry, Shweta Menon Withdraws Complaint!
Shweta Menon claimed a charge of molestation in public against MP N Peethambara Kurup, while she was attending the Presidents Trophy Boat Race in Quilon on Friday. She complained that the alleged MP a
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Security beefed up for Bangalore ODISecurity beefed up for Bangalore ODI
Police also banned parking of vehicles in a 1 km radius around the stadium from 12 noon to 10 p.m. to facilitate the entry of fans and installed closed circuit television cameras (CCTVs) at vanta
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Little boy sits in Pope's chair, steals the showLittle boy sits in Pope's chair, steals the show
Francis was speaking in St. Peter's Square about the important role grandparents play when a little boy walked up behind him and confidently climbed up and sat down on the pontiff's white chai
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Indian American Kerala centre to honour eight MalayaleesIndian American Kerala centre to honour eight Malayalees
This year's honourees are: Jose Maliekal, dean of the School of Science and Mathematics, the College at Brockport, State University of New York (SUNY) for his contribution in education; Raghu Meno
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88 percent of Kerala diaspora in Middle East: Survey88 percent of Kerala diaspora in Middle East: Survey
The maximum number of Keralites, around 573,289, live in the UAE. Also, approximately 450,229 live in the Saudi Arabia. In the US, there are 78,357 Keralites, while in Europe there are 52,887, in Cana
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Karnataka-Kerala Mahotsavam on November 3    Karnataka-Kerala Mahotsavam on November 3
Confederation of Karnataka Malayalee Association (CKMA) is organizing, ‘Karnataka Kerala Mahotsavam’ in Koramangala indoor stadium premises on November 3. Kerala chief minister Oomen
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Free public transport in Dubai on Nov 1, public transport dayFree public transport in Dubai on Nov 1, public transport day
More than half a million Nol card holders are expected to use free trips from 1am to 12 midnight on Friday on public buses, Dubai Metro and water bus as the Roads and Transport Authority marks Pu
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Special buses from Bangalore to clear Diwali rushSpecial buses from Bangalore to clear Diwali rush
Trivandrum super express buses will service at evening six from Bangalore. This year Diwali is on November second, and special bus service will be on October 31st and Kerala RTC is planning to run an
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Railway information on smart phones nowRailway information on smart phones now
Over 25 million rail passengers can now find useful information regarding their train routes and stations at the click of a button on their smart phones.
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Stoning of Chandy: LDF workers held, CM in hospitalStoning of Chandy: LDF workers held, CM in hospital
Police has rounded up as many as 22 LDF workers, most of them from the CPI(M) and its youth outfit DYFI, in overnight searches in different parts of Kannur district in connection with the incident.
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Birthing Boutique launched at Mazumdar Shaw Medical Center in NH Health CityBirthing Boutique launched at Mazumdar Shaw Medical Center in NH Health City
Narayana Health today announced the launch of its premium birthing centre located on the 5th floor of Mazumdar Shaw Medical Center at NH Health City campus in Bommasandra, Bangalore. The birthing cent
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Kalyanaraman enters Hurun India Rich ListKalyanaraman enters Hurun India Rich List
Chairman and Managing Director of Kalyan Jewellers, T S Kalyanaraman has made it to the elite Hurun India Rich List 2013 at the 50th slot. Kalyan Jewellers is the single largest directly owned jewelle
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Manna Dey’s Kannur connection....his notes still linger hereManna Dey’s Kannur connection....his notes still linger here
‘Janaki Nivas’ at South Bazar in this town is the ancestral house of his wife Sulochana. For the three brothers, who are her cousins, Manna Dey’s visit to the house in December
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Legendary voice no more Legendary voice no more
Manna Dey - the name is not much famous among Malayalees but the song, "Manasamaine varoo," is being remembered by every one. The man who sung those lines is gone and those of us left to wri
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Alappuzha gets PG in MalayalamAlappuzha gets PG in Malayalam
Alappuzha, the district, which had fostered several great Malayalam writers has finally got its years-long demand fulfilled
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Manna Dey no more; last rites in BangaloreManna Dey no more; last rites in Bangalore
India's legendary playback singer Manna Dey passed away early Thursday after a prolonged illness at a private hospital
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Former Kochi Mayor passes awayFormer Kochi Mayor passes away
A K Seshadri, Kochi's first mayor, passed away. He was undergoing treatment for cancer in a private hospital in Kochi
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Former minister Ganesh and wife divorce Former minister Ganesh and wife divorce
Film star-turned-former Kerala minister K.B.Ganesh Kumar and his wife Yamini Thankachi were divorced Tuesday in a family court
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Kerala tourism tapping US market to boost tourist arrivalsKerala tourism tapping US market to boost tourist arrivals

The department is holding three road shows at major cities in the United States this month to enter the American market in a big way

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Kerala records rise in cancer cases in 30 yearsKerala records rise in cancer cases in 30 years
There has been a 280 percent rise in cancer patients in the past three decades in Kerala, reveals a study by the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC)
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Yesudas regrets not attending funeral of Raghavan MasterYesudas regrets not attending funeral of Raghavan Master

K J Yesudas has expressed his regret for not attending the funeral of Malayalam film music director, K Raghavan Master, who passed away on Saturday

 


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Businesses to lobby for new railway line for Mysore, MalabarBusinesses to lobby for new railway line for Mysore, Malabar
Various Chambers of Commerce are joining together to make the Nanjancode, Bathery, Nilambur railway track a reality
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VS not to face elections any moreVS not to face elections any more
Opposition leader VS Achuthanandan, who turned 90 on Sunday, said that he would not be competing in any more elections from now on
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Kerala’s veteran music director passes awayKerala’s veteran music director passes away
K Raghavan Master, a renowned music director in Malayalam films has passed away. He was 99 and the end came at 4.40 am on Saturday at Thalassery Cooperative hospital.
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Mysore Wine Fest 2013: Taste of local wine, wine exhibition and wine stompingMysore Wine Fest 2013: Taste of local wine, wine exhibition and wine stomping
Mysore Wine Fest is an exclusive three-day fest offering a glimpse of the state's wine industry, giving wine enthusiasts a chance to taste a collection of exquisite wines from the vineyards in Kar
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Obama meets Indian-American Miss AmericaObama meets Indian-American Miss America
Despite tough ongoing negotiations to reopen the government and avoid a US debt default, President Barack Obama found time to meet Miss America, Nina Davuluri, the first Indian-American to win the cov
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Proficiency in Malayalam a must for government jobs Proficiency in Malayalam a must for government jobs
Cabinet meeting has taken the decision to make proficiency in Malayalam mandatory for getting government jobs. Government has also decided to hike the upper age limit for government jobs in Thursdays
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Kerala Samajam- Lunars- Mathrubhumi Flower Carpet Competition on SundayKerala Samajam- Lunars- Mathrubhumi Flower Carpet Competition on Sunday
It isn't the Onam season but the Kerala Samajam, Lunars and Mathrubhumi in Mysore is organizing mega flower carpet competition as part of the wider Dasara celebration in Mysore university campus s
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Malabar Muslim Association celebrated Bakrid with traditional fervour in the cityMalabar Muslim Association celebrated Bakrid with traditional fervour in the city
“As history has it, Allah was testing the obedience of Prophet Ibrahim by asking him to sacrifice his son Ismail. Just as Ibrahim was about to offer his son in sacrifice, Allah intervened a
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Prince Charles to visit Kerala next monthPrince Charles to visit Kerala next month
A visit to the famous "elephant corridor" in Kerala and a dinner with Bollywood stars in Mumbai are a few of things on the agenda of Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla during
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Housewife singing in kitchen goes viral on social mediaHousewife singing in kitchen goes viral on social media
Chandralekha is an ordinary woman from a poor family but her talent of singing was made known to the world with her relative uploading a video of her humming a song carrying her son in hand. The poor
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New plan for high school students in KeralaNew plan for high school students in Kerala
The government is working towards creating a system whereby students in higher classes will pass without moderation
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 Kerala state announces austerity steps; restricts foreign travel Kerala state announces austerity steps; restricts foreign travel
Faced with a financial crunch due to shortfall in revenue, the Congress-led UDF Government in Kerala on Thursday announced a slew of austerity measures, including restrictions on creation of new posts
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Munnar modernisation project stalledMunnar modernisation project stalled
The 'Naveena Munnar' project, a modernisation drive that was announced by the ministry of V S Achuthanandan to develop Munnar town has been stalled for more than four years.
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Kerala to host Fed CupKerala to host Fed Cup
The next Santosh Trophy national football championship will be played in two phases zonals and final -- while the Federation Cup will be held in Kerala from January 1-12, it was decided by the AIFF
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Munnar losing charmMunnar losing charm
Figures show that Munnar is losing its charm as a major tourist centre in Kerala. The number of tourists visiting the place has been decreasing over the years.


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 Kuppi: New Android App to find liquor Kuppi: New Android App to find liquor
Now get ready to know about the detailed list of liquor and selling outlets of beverages corporation in Kerala at your finger tips.
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Get an adrenaline rush this DasaraGet an adrenaline rush this Dasara
According to the organisers, people, mostly youth, are enjoying jet skiing, speedboat rides, water surfing, banana boat ride, kayaking, wind surfing, paddling and rappelling.
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KB Ganesh Kumar resigns from MLA positionKB Ganesh Kumar resigns from MLA position
The MLA from Pathanapuram is believed to have taken the action because he was disgruntled at not being given a ministerial berth even after controversies in which he was involved had died down. <
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Obama names Keralite to key trade jobObama names Keralite to key trade job
US President Barack Obama has named yet another Indian American, Kerala University physics graduate Arun M. Kumar, to lead the trade promotion arm of the US Commerce Department charged with helping US
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Satan worship at God's own country stirs up a buzzSatan worship at God's own country stirs up a buzz
In God’s own state the Devil seems to be in demand. The buzz among Catholics who constitute over 20 per cent of the population is that a large number of believers have turned towards Satan and a
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Special transport for Dasara 2013Special transport for Dasara 2013
300 special buses exclusively operated in Mysore to cater to the needs of the tourists visiting the surrounding tourist, pilgrim centers of Mysore like Chamundi Hills, KRS Dam/Brindavan Gardens, Srira
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Mysore’s showpiece event, Dasara, off to a grand startMysore’s showpiece event, Dasara, off to a grand start
The Mysore palace and the open-air Dasara concerts on its premises are a continuation of a golden tradition from the days of the maharajas which put Mysore firmly on the cultural map of the State and
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Doctor is only a phone call awayDoctor is only a phone call away
The initiative of Dr Varun Nishanth and Dr Jase John also aims to bring the family doctor concept back, but mainly targets the elderly. The 'Helo doc' team is only a phone call away. Fix an ap
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Harassment at workplace: know the lawHarassment at workplace: know the law
The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, which came into force on April 23, 2013, is aimed at protecting women from sexual harassment at thei
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Keralite burnt to death in UAEKeralite burnt to death in UAE
A 20-year-old Indian national in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was burnt to death in his sleep after a fire broke out in his apartment.
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Strict 'no' to tobacco advertisements in KeralaStrict 'no' to tobacco advertisements in Kerala
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday said advertising of tobacco products would soon be banned in the state in keeping with Section 5 of the Indian Tobacco Control Act, 2003.
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Malayalam film for MIFF competition sectionMalayalam film for MIFF competition section
Malayalam movie 'Kanyaka Talkies', directed by national award-winning documentary filmmaker K R Manoj, has been selected in the competition section of the 15th Mumbai International Film Festiv
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Bangaloreans sleep under the stars for a causeBangaloreans sleep under the stars for a cause
The annual giving festival, ‘Joy of Giving Week’ will kick-start with the unique ‘Under the stars’ event at International Tech Park Bangalore. On October 1, 2013 many Bang
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Kerala and Goa tops the chart as most advanced states: Rajan panel reportKerala and Goa tops the chart as most advanced states: Rajan panel report
The seven most developed states are Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Maharashtra, Uttrakhand and Haryana and Odisha and Bihar the least.

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Mumbai photojournalist gang-rape case: One accused goes missing from Thane jailMumbai photojournalist gang-rape case: One accused goes missing from Thane jail
Confirming the development, Special Public Prosecutor Ujjawal Nikam said, "Siraj Rahman Khan, an accused in Shakti Mills gang-rape case of photojournalist, is untraceable." The Mumbai Sessio
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Amitabh, Mammooty, Mohan Lal, Rekha among stars honoured by PresidentAmitabh, Mammooty, Mohan Lal, Rekha among stars honoured by President
Leading the veterans was Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, herself a yesteryear actor who had acted in a number of films, with Mukherjee presenting the medal first to her amidst a thunder
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Oommen Chandy sees hope for Air KeralaOommen Chandy sees hope for Air Kerala
Air Kerala, the state's own airline, has been Chandy's pet project since he became the chief minister in 2004 and then in 2011.
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Abracadabra! Kerala magician gets US patent for power generationAbracadabra! Kerala magician gets US patent for power generation
M.C. David, a 57-year-old amateur magician from Kerala, has secured a US patent for an invention that generates electricity 'anywhere, anytime'.
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Amrita Mutt works out Rs 50 cr package for U’khandAmrita Mutt works out Rs 50 cr package for U’khand
Amritanandamayi Mutt here has worked out a Rs 50 crore package to help people of rain-ravaged Uttarkhand as part of its philanthropic schemes to mark the 60th birthday celebrations of the ashram found
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MSFS celebrates 175 years of its foundationMSFS celebrates 175 years of its foundation
The quartoseptcentenial (175 years) jubilee of the foundation of the Missionaries of St. Francis De Sales (MSFS), a religious congregation under the Catholic Church, was celebrated with pomp and gaiet
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Malayalam artistes all set to perform at film festivalMalayalam artistes all set to perform at film festival
More than 700 artistes from the Malayalam film industry will be taking part in various programmes lined up for the Malayalam film festival that starts tomorrow as part of the celebrations of 100 years
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Grand Inauguration of ECA Onotsavam 2013Grand Inauguration of ECA Onotsavam 2013
The two-day Onam celebrations of East Cultural Association (ECA) Onotsavam 2013 was officially inaugurated by the home minister of Karnataka K.J. George amid much pomp and gaiety.
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Keralites shine at Asian school athletics meetKeralites shine at Asian school athletics meet
Two Malayalee athletes have bagged gold medals Friday in the Asian School Athletic Meet here.  Muhammed Afzal, from Parali in Palakkad district, won gold in 800 m race and Abdulah Aboobaker
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Rs.3,000 crore new rail project in KeralaRs.3,000 crore new rail project in Kerala
A Rs.3,000 crore regional rapid rail project to run trains from Thiruvananthapuram to Chengannur and Haripad in Kerala was approved Thursday after Chief Minister Oommen Chandy met top railway official
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KSRTC could suspend services to BangaloreKSRTC could suspend services to Bangalore
The loss-making transport corporation is said to be looking to stop its Thiruvananthapuram-Bangalore Volvo services. During Onam, the service was interrupted without prior notice on four days. Current
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Thousands to witness Pulikali todayThousands to witness Pulikali today
Pulikali to be performed today in the Cultural district of Kerala-Trichur. Pulikali is a colorful recreational folk art from the state of Kerala. It is performed by trained artists to entertain p
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Russian translation of ONV Kurup's poems to be releasedRussian translation of ONV Kurup's poems to be released
ONV will deliver a speech on Puskin at Pushkin institute at St Petersburg and will also attend the literature meet at the Department of Letters in Moscow university. ONV will return on September 28. 
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Parking fees in City set to increaseParking fees in City set to increase
The DULT had proposed an exorbitant price for parking in premium locations and the central business district. It had categorised the parking zones into three packages — A, B and C.
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CPI veteran Veliyam Bhargavan passes away CPI veteran Veliyam Bhargavan passes away
He was a member of the CPI national council since 1971 and had served as the party's state secretary from 1998 to 2010, before stepping down from the post citing poor health. Known for his un
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Kerala-origin doctor held guilty of rape in AustraliaKerala-origin doctor held guilty of rape in Australia
An Australian court Tuesday found a 39-year-old doctor of Indian origin guilty of raping two women during consultations.


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Trivandrum welcomes Onam with Uthrada ChinthuTrivandrum welcomes Onam with Uthrada Chinthu
It was indeed the most exciting rock show Trivandrum has ever witnessed. Uthrada Chinthu started with the Chennai based band Skrat followed by Kochi based ‘Black Letter’, ‘Jhanu&rsqu
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IPL spot-fixing: life ban for Sreesanth, ChavanIPL spot-fixing: life ban for Sreesanth, Chavan
"Mr. S. Sreesanth is banned for life from playing any representative cricket, or in any way being associated with the activities of the BCCI or its affiliates," the statement added. 
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Rs 500 cr annual provision for student entrepreneurshipRs 500 cr annual provision for student entrepreneurship
Seeking to promote student entrepreneurship programme, Kerala government on Thursday decided to earmark one per cent of the state's budget every year for it
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Sreeshant’s case to be discussed todaySreeshant’s case to be discussed today
Sawani's report will be scrutinised by Board vice-presidents Arun Jaitley and Niranjan Shah before comming up with a final verdict. The players may face life bans.
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Special Onam trainsSpecial Onam trains
To clear extra rush for Onam festival, there will be special trains between Yeshwantpur and Kochuveli, Thiruvananthapuram. 
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Onam: Special bus services to KeralaOnam: Special bus services to Kerala
In view of Onam festival, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation is plying additional special bus services from Hassan to Kottayam....
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First rail escalator for Ernakulam JunctionFirst rail escalator for Ernakulam Junction
It is the first escalator at a railway station in the state, which helps travellers to move with their luggages to another platform without climbing the steps. The escalator is on platform 1 of E
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Mohanlal roped in as Tata Sky brand ambassadorMohanlal roped in as Tata Sky brand ambassador
A total of 19 Malayalam channels, amongst the highest by any DTH player in the country, are now available on Tata Sky. Vikram Mehra, chief commercial officer, Tata Sky, said the inclusion of the
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Onam special train for KochuveliOnam special train for Kochuveli
In order to cater to the rush of passengers to south India during the Onam festival, Northern Railway has decided to run a Super Fast Express Special Train between New Delhi-Kochuveli and also for ret
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A teacher who swims through a river everyday to get to his studentsA teacher who swims through a river everyday to get to his students
This is what it takes Mr Mallik to get to the primary school where he has been employed for 20 years in a village in the Malappuram district of Kerala.
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Kerala diaspora can register online for surveyKerala diaspora can register online for survey
The government has asked members of the diaspora to get themselves registered online latest by Sep 20. Close to 2.5 million people from Kerala are living outside India, most of them in the Middle
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Going nuts over coconuts in KeralaGoing nuts over coconuts in Kerala
The coconut pluckers charge an exorbitant rate of Rs.75 per tree, especially in cities. Yet they are much in demand. "It has become impossible to get a coconut plucker to come on time which
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Plea for green Ganesh festivalPlea for green Ganesh festival
The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board has reminded Bangloreans this Ganesh festival too to use only clay idols painted with natural dyes.
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Motor vehicle strike in Kerala tomorrowMotor vehicle strike in Kerala tomorrow
Motor vehicle workers, cutting across party lines, have decided to go on protest against the latest fuel price hike by staying off the roads in Kerala Wednesday.
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Bangalore girl Anjana Padmanabhan wins first Indian Idol JuniorBangalore girl Anjana Padmanabhan wins first Indian Idol Junior
She doesn’t know Hindi, but her powerful and melodious rendition of Hindi songs helped 10-year-old Anjana Padmanabhan win the audiences’ hearts, and thus, the first Indian Idol Junior titl
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8,000 Indians queue up for one-way trip to Mars 8,000 Indians queue up for one-way trip to Mars
"The Mars One Application Program is turning out to be the most desired job vacancy in the world. People from over 140 countries are looking towards the final frontier and envisioning their
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Middle age now starts at 53!Middle age now starts at 53!
Most people now believe middle age does not start until you are 53, a new UK survey has found. Owing to rising life expectancy and healthier lifestyles, the average person no longer feels they ar
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Kerala’s temple elephants go viralKerala’s temple elephants go viral
Thechikkottukavu Ramachandran’s take-home salary would be the envy of many investment bankers. With his majestic ten-and-a-half-foot frame, the elegant Kerala resident is said to earn Rs 1 crore
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Visa-on-arrival facility a boost for Kerala tourism: ChandyVisa-on-arrival facility a boost for Kerala tourism: Chandy
The Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi airports are among eight in India to offer the tourist visa on arrival. It was rolled out in the first phase in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. The facility is cur
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‘Hop-on, hop-off’ bus service for Dasara tourists‘Hop-on, hop-off’ bus service for Dasara tourists
Tourists can get off at any point during their travel and board these buses again at another point after they finish sightseeing, Mr. Deshpande said.
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Matt Damon on a safe water mission in BangaloreMatt Damon on a safe water mission in Bangalore
The 'Good Will Hunting' star and also the co-founder of non-profit organisation Water.org, has been working in India since 2008 to help needy people access small loans for water and sanitation
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Indian school kids to design Android appsIndian school kids to design Android apps
'Students from schools across the country will participate in the first all-India Android mobile applications (app) design competition,' Global Discovery Academy's chief product officer Vi
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Sonia Gandhi discharged from AIIMSSonia Gandhi discharged from AIIMS
Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who was admitted to the AIIMS here Monday night after she complained of uneasiness in the Lok Sabha, has been discharged from the hospital, a senior doctor said.
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Karnataka Govt refuses treatment for Madhani at multi-specialty hospitalKarnataka Govt refuses treatment for Madhani at multi-specialty hospital
Madhani has got health problems, the government agreed and said that he is getting sufficient treatment in the jail.
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Another case of 'Arabi Kalyanam' in KeralaAnother case of 'Arabi Kalyanam' in Kerala
In her complaint to the committee on Friday, the girl had alleged that the orphanage authorities 'pressurised' her to marry the man, who deserted her after honeymooning for 17 days and re
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Petronet receives 1st cargo at Kochi terminalPetronet receives 1st cargo at Kochi terminal
Kochi terminal is currently being connected to two main customers Bharat Petroleum's Kochi refinery and the Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore Limited (FACT), which are in the process of convert
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Onam fair begins in City at Kairali EmporiumOnam fair begins in City at Kairali Emporium
Stocks of traditional Kerala attire like handloom sarees, set mundu, dhotis and Kavani, exquisite handicraft items, sandalwood products, mural painting, `Nettipattam’ (which is used to decorate
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Malayalam not mandatory for govt jobs: 4-decade-old efforts goes in vainMalayalam not mandatory for govt jobs: 4-decade-old efforts goes in vain
When the state government withdrew the order making Malayalam mandatory till at least 10th standard to join government jobs, the efforts from various corners since the last four decades went futile.&n
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Kerala diaspora protests move to levy duty on TV setsKerala diaspora protests move to levy duty on TV sets
The new rules come into effect from Aug 26 from when anyone bringing in a TV set will have to pay a 35 percent duty. The central government has decided to levy this duty on account of the depreciating
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Google search goes 'desi' with Hindi toolGoogle search goes 'desi' with Hindi tool
'Instead of typing Hindi letters from an English keyboard, netizens can handwrite on screen what they want to search on our engine using our new Hindi tool, as the Internet can be used as easily a
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Wasim Akram marries Australian girlfriend Shaniera ThompsonWasim Akram marries Australian girlfriend Shaniera Thompson
Famed Pakistan paceman Wasim Akram on Wednesday announced that he had married his Australian girlfriend, Shaniera Thompson, saying he has started a new life on a happy note.
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Kerala ends final hearing on Mullaperiyar with a bang!Kerala ends final hearing on Mullaperiyar with a bang!
Kerala, which was been able to argue its case with valid documents in the final stages of the hearing, elicited favourable comments from  the Constitution Bench.
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Aadhar cards: Kerala tops southern statesAadhar cards: Kerala tops southern states
As per the latest figures from the UIDAI, 40.36 crore Aadhar cards have been generated and issued until the middle of August 2013. Among southern states, with respect to coverage, Kerala has topped th
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Ramanujan's biography now in MalayalamRamanujan's biography now in Malayalam
'Ananthatthe Arinja Aal', the Malayalam version of Kanigel's 'The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan', will be released by Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chan
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Multi-storey building collapses in Bangalore, 20 hurtMulti-storey building collapses in Bangalore, 20 hurt
The mishap occurred at Someshwarnagar, near NIMHANS Hospital, around 10 a.m., when some of the main pillars on the ground supporting the structure gave in, tilting the building dangerously. The partia
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Kerala Tourism Launches New Gesture-Controlled WebsiteKerala Tourism Launches New Gesture-Controlled Website
The website, the first by a state tourism board in the country, introduces a user to the rain-washed plains, misty hills and the majestic backwaters of Kerala through a gesture-based interface. Read More..
Indians abroad celebrate Independence DayIndians abroad celebrate Independence Day
As India celebrated its 67th Independence Day Thursday, Indian expatriates and the diaspora across the globe marked the special day away from their motherland with festive fervour.
More family biz houses in Kerala going for stake dilutionMore family biz houses in Kerala going for stake dilution
Kerala's closely-held family businesses are showing a good response, but still many are going for strategic stake-dilution. Firms that were hitherto confined to the state are going for a pan-India
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Oz most expensive, Germany least for students: surveyOz most expensive, Germany least for students: survey
Here’s news students headed abroad for higher studies can use before they put a finger on any destination on the world map. An overseas degree could cost you anywhere from a little over Rs.
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Floral boat steals the show at Lalbagh Independence Day Flower Show Floral boat steals the show at Lalbagh Independence Day Flower Show
How about sailing on a multi-coloured floral houseboat? That's the lasting thought of many visitors to the Lalbagh flower show. Thousands of Bangaloreans spent delightful hours on Saturday at the
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Siege chokes Kerala State SecretariatSiege chokes Kerala State Secretariat
Deputy Opposition leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said the LDF would not back out of the stir without the CM stepping down from office. When mediapersons asked if the stir would be withdrawn once judicia
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One government medical college seat for 55,000 peopleOne government medical college seat for 55,000 people
Since 2000, the government has created 9,300 medical seats, almost as many as it did in half a century from 1950 till 2000. But the 9,300 seems a pittance compared to the 17,700-plus private sector se
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Kerala opposition to lay siege to secretariatKerala opposition to lay siege to secretariat
The Left opposition has announced that 75,000 of its supporters will encircle the state secretariat and will not allow anyone to enter the premises till Chandy resigns.
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Travel to Kerala, special KSRTC buses a relief!Travel to Kerala, special KSRTC buses a relief!
For Ramzan holidays Kerala State Road Transport Corporation has announced special buses only to Trivandrum and Calicut. Karnataka SRTC has announced special bus service to Kerala on Independ
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New IIT admission system good says TharoorNew IIT admission system good says Tharoor
Explaining the new system of admission to the IITs, the minister said in the new scheme of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (Advanced), only the top 1.5 lakh candidates (including all categories)
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Three Kerala players in India A squadsThree Kerala players in India A squads
In a big boost to the sport in Kerala, three cricketers from the State have made it to the India A squads for the series against New Zealand A. Sanju V Samson and Sachin Baby are included in the one-d
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Rains play spoilsport ahead of boat raceRains play spoilsport ahead of boat race
With unrelenting rains submerging parts of Alappuzha, organisers are fearing poor spectator response to the hugely popular Nehru Boat Race.
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Kochi flights arrive in KozhikodeKochi flights arrive in Kozhikode
Flights to Nedumbassery have been diverted to Kozhikode as the Kochi airport had closed down till Tuesday evening following incessant rains.


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Tourists advised not to travel to hilly terrains of IdukkiTourists advised not to travel to hilly terrains of Idukki
Tourists are advised to contact the nearest tourism information centre before embarking on any essential travel to hill stations in Idukki district. 


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Dhoti-clad Indian man stopped from travelling in Dubai MetroDhoti-clad Indian man stopped from travelling in Dubai Metro
According to the victim's daughter Madhumati, a policeman stopped them near the punching gates of the Etisalat Metro Station last Saturday and told her father that this dress was not allowed and h
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Mullapperiyar water level exceeds 133 feetMullapperiyar water level exceeds 133 feet
Due to heavy rains in the last few days, the water level at Mullaperiyar dam has crossed 133 feet, which is close to the dam's full capacity. 
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World’s rarest painting identified in Kottayam churchWorld’s rarest painting identified in Kottayam church
The image was studied and recognised by researcher Dr. M Kurien Thomas who said that the painting is the only one such image existing in the world at present. 
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Heavy rains, Kochi Nedumabassery airport closedHeavy rains, Kochi Nedumabassery airport closed
Airport authorities informed that the services have been temporarily stopped because of heavy rain. Flooding in the runway affected services from Nedumbassery airport and 16 airline services would be
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Karkidaka Vavu Bali is an important Hindu religious observance performed in honour of the forefathers in Kerala. It is believed that performing Bali Tharpanam on Karkidaka Vavu day will help to appeas
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Pravasi Friend launched to address issues of NRIsPravasi Friend launched to address issues of NRIs
'Pravasi Friend', an organisation which provides a complete range of services for NRIs and NRKs to tackle all their needs in their hometown, launched its operations here. S Manoj, a former Ran
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Dakshinamoorthy Swami’s magic will live onDakshinamoorthy Swami’s magic will live on
Venkateswara Dakshinamoorthy Swami, a name that was always heard with utmost respect from every corner, will be remembered by many more generations for his magical notes that enriched South India
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Kerala tourism revenues cross Rs 21,000 cr in 2012  Kerala tourism revenues cross Rs 21,000 cr in 2012
Kerala Tourism department has introduced two major schemes -- Seaplane Project and Project Muziris -- to enhance the travel experience and add to its array of tourist sites, he said. 
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The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) has introduced free Wi-Fi services on Train Set No. 9 operating between Byappanahalli and Mahatma Gandhi Road.
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Hand-painted Nano sold for Rs. 13 lakh at Kochi-Muziris BiennaleHand-painted Nano sold for Rs. 13 lakh at Kochi-Muziris Biennale
The Nano, painted by artist Bose Krishnamachari, fetched Rs.13,01,402 ($22,438) at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in a 24-hour online bidding organised by Saffronart at www.saffronart.com.
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Trivandrum city says cheers to its first self-help liquor outletTrivandrum city says cheers to its first self-help liquor outlet
It’s as convenient as dropping in to a super-market. There are plenty of choices, the air is cool the racks are long and chillers are new and full. The city folks are sharing the thrill of
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Kerala to set up 19 cyber cellsKerala to set up 19 cyber cells
 The Kerala government will set up 19 cyber cells to tackle the growing incidence of cyber-related crimes in the state, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here today.
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Mangalore-Madgaon intercity train from December; Just 6 hrs of travel!Mangalore-Madgaon intercity train from December; Just 6 hrs of travel!
The train will depart from Mangalore Central at 8.15 am to reach Madagaon at 2pm. In the reverse journey, it will leave Madgaon at 4.15 pm to reach Mangalore at 10 pm.
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Abduction by 'Bengaluru-based lesbian group': Girl choses to go with parents after being with another girlAbduction by 'Bengaluru-based lesbian group': Girl choses to go with parents after being with another girl
According to the petitioner P.S. Mohanan of Shornur, his daughter, a final year B.Com stduent had failed to return from college on July 5 and since then she was under 'wrongful confinement
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Kerala to offer package to returned diasporaKerala to offer package to returned diaspora
A five member cabinet sub-committee Tuesday decided to clear a comprehensive package for Keralites who have returned from abroad and wish to set up their own businesses.
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Kerala to defend its stance on Mullapperiyar issueKerala to defend its stance on Mullapperiyar issue
Kerala is to get its chance to present its case in the final hearing of the Mullapperiyar issue on Tuesday. The state is expected to highlight security issues at the dam and also question the continua
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Second round of CET counselling to be extendedSecond round of CET counselling to be extended
Higher Education Minister R V Deshpande on Sunday said the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will extend the second round of counselling to fill up the vacant seats. However, it would not be
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The next big thing in techno Kerala The next big thing in techno Kerala
The prime focus of the Startup Village, as the infrastructure facility is now generally called, is to create an environment suitable for the growth of budding ideas. They provide a platform for teleco
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Mangalore to Bangalore, four voyages per dayMangalore to Bangalore, four voyages per day
According to him, there were three air voyages in a day, but one more voyage is extended from 25th July, Thursday itself and it will arrive at 11.30 am from Bangalore to Mangalore as well as depart at
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No takers for 18,861 engineering seats this yearNo takers for 18,861 engineering seats this year
As many as 18,861 engineering seats have no takers this year. They include both KEA and Comed-K seats. The second and final round of seat allotment results were posted on the Karnataka Examination Aut
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Suresh Rajan, whose family has roots in Kerala, in Julian Assange’s partySuresh Rajan, whose family has roots in Kerala, in Julian Assange’s party
Two Indian-origin persons are among seven candidates who will contest elections on a Wikileaks Party ticket in Senate polls in Australia.  Suresh Rajan, whose family has roots in Kerala will be party'
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SC asks Kerala to reduce liquor availabilitySC asks Kerala to reduce liquor availability
The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Kerala government to reduce the availability of liquor in the state. The apex court was considering a petition questioning the new liquor policy of Kerala gove
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Karnataka opposes Madhani’s bail pleaKarnataka opposes Madhani’s bail plea
Opposing the bail plea, a government prosecutor alleged that Madhani had links with terrorist outfits in Pakistan and Bangladesh. It was also claimed that Madhani was accused in 57 blast cases and tha
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I have an accent and I’m proud of it!I have an accent and I’m proud of it!
The first time I realized I had a Malayalam accent when I spoke English was in high school. I was the narrator in a play and I overheard a teacher wondering whether I should be replaced due to my heav
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Kerala govt announces Rs 3 lac for Manipal rape victimKerala govt announces Rs 3 lac for Manipal rape victim
The Kerala government has announced that it will be releasing Rs 3 lac for the girl under the central government's Nirbhaya fund.  She is being awarded this fund as she has bravely overcome t
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Kasargod: Gas containers wash ashore, fuel curiosity, bomb scare among localsKasargod: Gas containers wash ashore, fuel curiosity, bomb scare among locals
In a curious incident, gas containers were washed ashore at the beach at Shiriya in Kumble.  As per information on the containers, they had a capacity to hold 24,000 litre of refridgerated gas. H
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Kerala is one of the richer states: Amartya SenKerala is one of the richer states: Amartya Sen
'Now it turns out Kerala is one of the richer states that the high growth rate in Kerala is nurtured and fostered by education and health care,' said Sen.

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Truckers' strike hits movement of goods in Kerala-TN borderTruckers' strike hits movement of goods in Kerala-TN border
Inter-state movement of goods was affected by indefinite strike launched by a section of truck owners to press their demands with the Kerala government including better treatment by Sales Tax official
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Solar scam: Bangalore-based industrialist seeks Crime Branch probeSolar scam: Bangalore-based industrialist seeks Crime Branch probe
Bangalore-based industrialist and planter M K Kuruvilla on Friday approached the Kerala High Court seeking Crime Branch investigation into his complaint on cheating of over Rs one crore by three
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2 AI pilots suspended for allowing actress, Nitya Menon inside cockpit2 AI pilots suspended for allowing actress, Nitya Menon inside cockpit
"Both pilots have been suspended and taken off the roster. An inquiry is going on," airline officials said, adding that the matter came to light after a passenger lodged a complaint wit
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Reduce weight and win gold in DubaiReduce weight and win gold in Dubai
Worth their weight in gold! In a unique way of encouraging weight loss among its obese population, the cash-rich Dubai municipality is inviting residents to trade in their love handles for gold. 
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Dams full, Kerala out of power crisisDams full, Kerala out of power crisis
The state had managed to come out of the power crisis thanks to the copious rain. After a gap of seven long years, KSEB began to sell power. The dams are full now which also helped to supply powe
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Kerala to start project NeeraKerala to start project Neera
Kerala government will start manufacturing 'Neera' (soft toddy), a non-alcoholic health drink made from coconut palm. Though Neera, which is a juice prior to the fermentation, has no alco
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Lorries not to run to Kerala from July 20Lorries not to run to Kerala from July 20
Lorries will stop running to Kerala indefinitely from July 20 from other states, in view of the abnormal delay in allowing to enter the State at Walayar Checkpost, bordering Tamil Nadu and Kerala
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Amritanandamayi meets members of US CongressAmritanandamayi meets members of US Congress
Amma, popularly known as the 'hugging saint', met the lawmakers at the invitation of Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (California) and Betty McCollum (Minnesota) and blessed them, said a Mutt relea
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Kannur airport will be ready in 2015: MinisterKannur airport will be ready in 2015: Minister
The proposed airport will come as a boon for the large number of non-resident Keralites in the districts of Kannur and Kasargode who now have to travel to either Kozhikode or Mangalore.
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Kannur Central Jail’s three tasty ’C’s Kannur Central Jail’s three tasty ’C’s
Chapatis, chicken and chips are becoming the trademark of the Central Prison in Kannur, where, what started off as a trial venture has now expanded into a big business with significant returns. 
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OIPC to help Kerala entrepreneurs set up business abroadOIPC to help Kerala entrepreneurs set up business abroad
The OIPC will organise and implement the foreign investment promotion strategy of the state. It has identified countries like Botswana, Rwanda, Ghana, Brazil, Peru, Chile and Canada as possible invest
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Shashi Tharoor's office attacked in ThiruvananthapuramShashi Tharoor's office attacked in Thiruvananthapuram
The attackers came in three autorickshaws and pelted stones and pulled down certain name plates placed in front of the office building, police said. They also damaged the window panes. A case has been
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Kerala hartal begins, violence reported from 3 districtsKerala hartal begins, violence reported from 3 districts
Violence broke out in Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur and Kozhikode districts in the first few hours of the hartal clamped in the state on Wednesday.
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Indian businessman pays Rs 36 lakh to rescue Vinish in Saudi ArabiaIndian businessman pays Rs 36 lakh to rescue Vinish in Saudi Arabia
Indian businessman Mohammed Alungal, chairman of Abeer Polyclinic Group, paid a sum of Rs 36,13,000 on behalf of Vinish Pappachan, who had been ordered to pay the money as diyah (blood money), Ar
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Kerala leading India in Aadhaar enrolment: OfficialKerala leading India in Aadhaar enrolment: Official
Speaking to IANS, Korath V.Mathew, senior state projects coordinator, said that of the state's 3.3 crore population, more than 3.1 crore have been enrolled.


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CPI-M leader passes awayCPI-M leader passes away
Former NGO union Kerala general secretary and CPI(M) Kozhikode District Committee member, C H Ashokan, passed away after a brief illness at Thiruvanathapuram
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Malayalee youth found dead in BangaloreMalayalee youth found dead in Bangalore
A Malayalee youth was found dead with his throat slit in his place of stay at Marathahalli in Bangalore. The deceased Shamseer (28) from Chokli, Kannur, was an employee of a supermarket and his friend
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Can a Couple of Tables Make Bangalore's 'Rapist Lane' Safe Again?Can a Couple of Tables Make Bangalore's 'Rapist Lane' Safe Again?
They call it Rapist Lane, this short stretch of street in Bangalore near the Srishti School of Art and Design. It earned that nickname because after dark, men tend to hang out here in their cars or wi
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Vibrant Kerala, war-torn BeirutVibrant Kerala, war-torn Beirut
If ever God were to see this video, he would perhaps wonder how his ‘Own Country – Kerala’ looked so enchanting because of its people. Children playing cricket on the beaches, vibran
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Rs 2000 crore township to be set up in Ikkarappadi, MalappuramRs 2000 crore township to be set up in Ikkarappadi, Malappuram
The township, which would be named Dr Hussian City and is promoted by NRI projects Indian from UAE chaired by Dr KP Hussian. As many as 25,000 would get employment directly and indirectly. Dr Hussain
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Kochuveli express to be made daily from Sept 5Kochuveli express to be made daily from Sept 5
As per the new schedule, till September the train will have service on all days except Thursdays and will start journey from 5.15 pm from City station and reach Kochuveli by 9.25 am next day. It will
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Microsoft seeking space in Kerala's Technopark: OfficialMicrosoft seeking space in Kerala's Technopark: Official
'Preliminary reports suggest that they are serious (about taking space at Technopark). Things will become clearer in some days,' the official said.  Tecnopark Phase-3 is spread over 92 ac
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Bookie reverses statement against SreesanthBookie reverses statement against Sreesanth
Jithendra Jain alias Jithu said in the court that had never given Rs 10 lakh to Sreesanth and that he made the false statement under threats from the police who had questioned him. 
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Passport online payment system from July 5Passport online payment system from July 5
With launch of online payment based appointments, applicants will be required to make payment at the time of booking appointment on the MEA website. With this, only genuine applicants will book the ap
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Kerala's monsoon welcomes Nirupama Rao's `Rain Rising'Kerala's monsoon welcomes Nirupama Rao's `Rain Rising'
In a civic reception hosted for her by a group of writers and cultural activists in Kozhikode on Monday, who came here to release the Malayalam translation of her poetry collection Mazha Kanakkunnu (R
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Medical admission: list published; No change in engineering admissionMedical admission: list published; No change in engineering admission
The lists are available on the websitewww.cee-kerala.org and www.cee.kerala.gov.in. If there are complaints pertaining to the lists, it should be referred to the Commissioner of Entrance Examination o
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Muthoot Finance applies for banking licenceMuthoot Finance applies for banking licence
The application is in accordance with the recent guidelines issued by the RBI for licensing of new banks in the private sector, said the firm.  Managing director George Alexander Muthoot said the
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Kerala withdraws 'controversial' circular on marriage ageKerala withdraws 'controversial' circular on marriage age
The Kerala government Friday issued a new circular replacing an earlier one issued recently, clarifying that the marriageable age for Muslim girls is 18, and men 21.  The previous circular t
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Yusuf Ali tops Forbes list of Indian business honchos in UAEYusuf Ali tops Forbes list of Indian business honchos in UAE
The inaugural Forbes list of 'Top 100 Indian leaders in the UAE' has been topped by LuLu Group's M. A. Yusuf Ali, followed by Landmark Group Chairman Micky Jagtiani and B. R. Shetty of NMC
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A C Shanmugadas passes awayA C Shanmugadas passes away
Nationalist Congress Party leader and former Kerala Minister A C Shanmugadas died at the medical college hospital yesterday following a cardiac arrest, family sources said. 
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Kerala Chief Minister receives UN award  Kerala Chief Minister receives UN award
Chandy bagged the first place in the category Preventing and Combating Corruption in the public. He received the award for the mass contact programme which he had conducted in 2011 after becoming the
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World Malayalee meet in Kerala in AugustWorld Malayalee meet in Kerala in August
The annual gathering of Keralite diaspora is set to be held at Kovalam in Kerala in August. 'The two-day event (Aug 9-10) will see the participation of people from all walks of life. There's n
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Two arrested in Manipal gang rape caseTwo arrested in Manipal gang rape case
The main accused, auto driver from Udupi Yogesh and car driver Harish were arrested by the police on Thursday morning. The third accused Anand had fled to Goa, according to Intelligence report.
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Beating monsoon blues with fashionBeating monsoon blues with fashion
"In monsoon it is better to say no to denims, tight jeans, patyalas and long skirts. instead go for jeggings, kapris, polyester, georgette and cotton mix and light-weight fabrics so that you can
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Kerala ministers to donate one month’s pay to U’khand Kerala ministers to donate one month’s pay to U’khand
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and all his cabinet colleagues will donate their one-month salary to the relief and rehabilitation efforts in rain-ravaged Uttarakhand. 
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Malayali pilot killed in Uttarakhand chopper crashMalayali pilot killed in Uttarakhand chopper crash
The Indian Air Force on Wednesday confirmed that a Malayali pilot had been killed in the chopper crash on Tuesday evening. Flight Lt. K Praveen was a part of the rescue team deployed in flood-hit Utta
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Congratulations to the new governing body of East Cultural Association (ECA), Bangalore!Congratulations to the new governing body of East Cultural Association (ECA), Bangalore!
The annual governing body elections of the East Cultural Association (ECA ), Bangalore was held last Sunday at the club premises in Indiranagar.  The president Mr. Philip Cherian and secretary Mr
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No school today, elephants on campus in BangaloreNo school today, elephants on campus in Bangalore
They arrived two hours before the school bell could ring, fortunately. The herd trampled down the fence and marched into the campus of Inventure Academy on Whitefield–Sarjapur Road around 6.30 a
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Now buy wine through veggie vends in KarnatakaNow buy wine through veggie vends in Karnataka
The Board has identified HOPCOMS stalls in upscale Indiranagar and Cox Town mixed locality in east Bangalore, Electronic City which houses a number of IT firms, and Whitefield, where massive commercia
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Kerala to host WEF India meeting in NovemberKerala to host WEF India meeting in November
The World Economic Forum Monday said its next India meeting will be held in Kerala, bringing the event for the first time to south India.  The meeting would be held on November 8 and 9 in Co
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ACSU chief Sawani questions SreesanthACSU chief Sawani questions Sreesanth
Tainted cricketer S Sreesanth on Monday became the first of the four cricketers to depose before BCCI's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit chief Ravi Sawani at a city hotel here. According to
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Saudi changes its working week to Sunday-ThursdaySaudi changes its working week to Sunday-Thursday
Saudi Arabia has announced it is switching its official weekend to Fridays and Saturdays, bringing the Kingdom's working week closer in line with other countries in a move long desired by many of
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Police releases sketch of suspect in Manipal student's gang-rapePolice releases sketch of suspect in Manipal student's gang-rape
The sketch was prepared based on the descriptions given by the victim who is in hospital, and was als
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Jet starts seven flights a week between Kochi and KuwaitJet starts seven flights a week between Kochi and Kuwait
Seven flights in a week fromKochi to Kuwait have been started by Jet Airways via the Abu Dhabi International Airport, officials said. 

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Manipal gang-rape - Students join hands to demand arrest of culpritsManipal gang-rape - Students join hands to demand arrest of culprits
Despite pouring rain, hundreds of students from various colleges descended on the streets.  The students marched in unison towards Clock Tower where they held a protest demanding immediate arrest of t
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35th National Games mascot named 'Ammu'35th National Games mascot named 'Ammu'
Kerala, which is going to hold the National Games in November-December 2013, Friday named its mascot, the hornbill, as 'Ammu'. The naming ceremony was held here with Chief Minister Oommen
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Tharoor's latest: The future is nowTharoor's latest: The future is now
The book provides analysis and an insight into India and its role in the world economy. Priced at Rs.495, 'India: The Future is Now (The Vision and Road Map for the Country by Her Young Parli
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Malayalee medical student gang raped in ManipalMalayalee medical student gang raped in Manipal
A fourth year MBBS student of Kasturba medical college was gang raped in Manipal late on Thursday night while she was returning home from her college library.
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Music’s therapeutic power Music’s therapeutic power
Being an expert in the field of music therapy Kaithapram, who has been practising the therapy for more than 25 years, certifies that he has been recovered from his illness with the help of the mu
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Kuwait may scrap sponsorship system soon: reportKuwait may scrap sponsorship system soon: report
The new system would help efforts to fight visa trafficking by preventing job providers from issuing work permits they can sell to workers, a Kuwait Times report quoting insiders in the Ministry of So
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Seat allotment from todaySeat allotment from today
Candidates included in the engineering and medical entrance examination rank lists, and those who have submitted NATA score and marks of qualifying examination for B.Arch course can register their opt
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M.M. Mani permitted to enter Idukki after two monthsM.M. Mani permitted to enter Idukki after two months
Mani had created a political storm by stating that the CPI (M) had allegedly prepared a hit list in the 1980s to eliminate its opponents and had been arrested in connection with the 1982 murder of Anc
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Kerala: Relief measures announced for rain-affected peopleKerala: Relief measures announced for rain-affected people
“So far 22 persons have died in the rain havoc and 374 villages have been badly affected. Of these, 71 are coastal villages. Forty four relief camps have been opened and 2,432 families are
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5,000 Nitaqat-hit Indians get new jobs in Saudi5,000 Nitaqat-hit Indians get new jobs in Saudi
The candidates ranging from labour to engineers, who had been declared "absconders" by their sponsors or those who fall under the red Nitaqat zone, are able to find suitable jobs, he sa
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Unicef selects Palakkad for child mortality schemeUnicef selects Palakkad for child mortality scheme
"The Unicef has identified Palakkad as a 'high priority district' to address the maternal health issues and child mortality following the child malnutrition deaths reported in Attapadi re
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Sarovar Hotels to set up second hotel in Kerala  Sarovar Hotels to set up second hotel in Kerala
Sarovar Portico, Bekal, a 48-key hotel, will be the group’s second hotel in Kerala after Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere in Vayalar near Alappuzha. Promoted by P.A. Mahamood Haji, Sarovar Portico Be
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World Bank offers $216 mn loan for Kerala transport projectsWorld Bank offers $216 mn loan for Kerala transport projects
'The objective of the project is to improve road conditions, traffic flow and road safety with a focus on vulnerable road users on selected roads in Kerala,' according to an official statement
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Kerala’s riches & rapes: One of India’s most progressive state, but crime data is shockingly bad!Kerala’s riches & rapes: One of India’s most progressive state, but crime data is shockingly bad!
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’Tweet’, ’dad dancing’ make it to Oxford Dictionary ’Tweet’, ’dad dancing’ make it to Oxford Dictionary
'Tweet', 'dad dancing' and  'geekery' are three of more than 1,200 new or revised words in the latest version of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED)  released on Frid
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Rahul clears way for VD SatheesanRahul clears way for VD Satheesan
In a surprise move Congress President Sonia Gandhi selected V D Satheesan for the post of AICC secretary who will be discharging his duties under AICC general secretary Mukul Wasnik, who is in charge
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Forbes Middle East to honour top 100 Indian leaders in UAEForbes Middle East to honour top 100 Indian leaders in UAE
Forbes Middle East said that it would honour the Indian leaders on June 25 for their consistent excellence and  for setting higher benchmarks in the business world in the Arab region. Minister of
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Kerala Monorail: Contract to be signed WednesdayKerala Monorail: Contract to be signed Wednesday
The contract between Kerala Mono Rail Corporation (KMRC) and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will be signed in the presence of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy who is also the chairman of the KMRC, Sp
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Prime accused in the solar scam Biju Radhakrishnan admitted to killing his wife ReshmiPrime accused in the solar scam Biju Radhakrishnan admitted to killing his wife Reshmi
It is learnt that Biju told police that he committed the murder by giving poison-laced liquor to Reshmi.

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A mobile phone for Kerala CM, finallyA mobile phone for Kerala CM, finally
Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy will soon be flaunting what all others have had all this while - the ubiquitous mobile phone. All these years Chandy could only be reached through the mobile phones
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Kairali airlines to commence operations from Nov 1stKairali airlines to commence operations from Nov 1st
The plan was to start flight services connecting Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode airports to Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Mangalore and Lakshadweep with aircraft which would be purchased or lea
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Kerala engineering rank list published, boys bag first three ranksKerala engineering rank list published, boys bag first three ranks
Albin Jose of Kottayam, R Sreehari of Kochi and S Sivaprasad of Thrissur have obtained the first, second and third ranks respectively.  The ranks have been published after standardizing their pl
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Solar panel scam: Biju Radhakrishnan arrestedSolar panel scam: Biju Radhakrishnan arrested
Biju had been absconding ever since his estranged wife Saritha Nair was arrested on June 3 in connection with the solar panel fraud case. The duo had allegedly cheated several people of crores of rupe
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Kerala HSS: First Allotment PublishedKerala HSS: First Allotment Published
The Directorate of HSE has published the first allotment results for admission to Higher Secondary Schools in the state. The details of first allotment are available at www.hscap.kerala.gov.in. Candid
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Schoolboy’s fantasy novel launchedSchoolboy’s fantasy novel launched
With the release of the fantasy novel, Falcon Hill and the Book of Elista, the eighth standard student of Mar Baselios Public School, Tarun George Thomas, probably, assumes the throne of the youngest
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Kerala college students to get live distance education Kerala college students to get live distance education
Thirty colleges across Kerala have signed up for a first-of-its-kind, live, digital distance learning platform that will help their students gain access to job-oriented courses and training for c
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 I’ll prove my innocence, says Sreesanth I’ll prove my innocence, says Sreesanth
The cricketer, who reached in an Air India flight along with his friends, was accorded a grand reception by his fans and friends at the Kochi airport.  


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Send an SMS to book a train ticket; IRCTC to launch service in JulySend an SMS to book a train ticket; IRCTC to launch service in July
Keeping an eye on the growing mobile phone market in India, IRCTC will launch SMS-based ticketing from July 1 and a dedicated number will be announced soon for this.
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Sreesanth’s mother says family is happy and relieved Sreesanth’s mother says family is happy and relieved
The family was grateful to all the fans of the cricketer for their support and prayers, Savitri Devi told reporters here. 
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Kerala hardsells Monsoon Magic to parched Middle EastKerala hardsells Monsoon Magic to parched Middle East
After its huge popularity in Europe, particularly Germany, Kerala tourism has stepped up efforts to sell its monsoon ayurvedic treatment in the Middle East and other countries.
Jairam Ramesh asks Kerala government to launch anti-liquor campaignJairam Ramesh asks Kerala government to launch anti-liquor campaign
"Do not drink liquor", he urged the tribal villagers of Paloor hamlet in Attapaddy during a visit to the hamlets along with Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to have an on the spot study of the h
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Artist Anjolie Ela Menon honoured by Delhi governmentArtist Anjolie Ela Menon honoured by Delhi government
The Delhi government Tuesday conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award on leading contemporary artist Anjolie Ela Menon at the unveiling of a mural by her, titled 'The Walled City' at the inter
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Southern railways monsoon time tableSouthern railways monsoon time table
Southern railways today announced monsoon time table for trains running via Konkan route which will come into effect from June 10 to October 31. 


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Kerala launches tourist seaplane serviceKerala launches tourist seaplane service
Kerala launched the tourist seaplane service that would enable holidayers enjoy the panoramic beauty of the 'God's Own Country' through easy connectivity to distant backwater destinations.
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Take care of your home from far awayTake care of your home from far away
Firms offer services such as maintenance, paying of bills and so on to NRIs for a fee. Kerala-based developer Abad Properties has a separate property management division. These services are not just a
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Remembering the quintessential artist - MadhavikuttyRemembering the quintessential artist - Madhavikutty
Madhavikutty passed away on May 31, 2009.  Four years have gone by and still the void remains. To all Keralities, at least those who love her, her works are poignant reminders. We relive and rejo
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Playing by their own rulesPlaying by their own rules
The heroines who rule Malayalam cinema today are vastly different from the prim, long suffering divas of the earlier decades. They make unconventional choices in their career as well as personal
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Congratulations to Riya Bijoy! Second Rank holder in Karnataka State for ICSE 10th Boards.Congratulations to Riya Bijoy! Second Rank holder in Karnataka State for ICSE 10th Boards.
A meticulous preparation,is what is required to crack exams like the ICSE, says Riya.  Her father Bijoy Cherian and mother Mini Bijoy are delighted who are originally from Trivandrum.
KJ George is Karnataka Home Minister; U T Khadar gets Health & Family WelfareKJ George is Karnataka Home Minister; U T Khadar gets Health & Family Welfare
The portfolios of ministers in the new Congress government in Karnataka were announced on Sunday.  Sarvagnanagar MLA K J George is the Home Minister.
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The tale of Jiju JanardananThe tale of Jiju Janardanan
Till Wednesday not many in the cricket circles here had heard of Jiju Janardanan. But all that changed once news about the arrest of three Rajasthan Royals players broke. It soon emerged that one Jiju
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BCCI likely to ban the disgraced trio for lifeBCCI likely to ban the disgraced trio for life
It could be curtains as far as S. Sreesanth’s cricket career is concerned as the BCCI is set to impose a life-ban on the ‘maverick’ pacer from Kerala for his alleged role in spot-fix
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Australian radio to launch Malayalam broadcastAustralian radio to launch Malayalam broadcast
The Australian national media network S B S supported by the Australian Federal Government will launch new SBS radio broadcast in Malayalam from 16th May 2013.  Two hours per week has been allotted fo
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NORKA is to offer zero-interest loans of up to Rs 1 lakh per returnee in the first phase of its rehabilitation programme. The agency said that it has finalised its plans in this regard and has earmark
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Not IT, but Civil ServicesNot IT, but Civil Services
Three of the top 5 in the 2012-13 civil services exams are from Kerala, signalling a waning of interest in IT and resurgence in bureaucracy.
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When it’s Christ School, you expect nothing but the best. And this year too, it did not disappoint. In the recently concluded tenth standard examinations, students from Christ school Bangal
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Congratulations to Mr. N.A. Haris and Mr. K.J. George! - The migrant mallu leaders of Bangalore!Congratulations to Mr. N.A. Haris and Mr. K.J. George! - The migrant mallu leaders of Bangalore!
N A Haris  of INC WINS the Shantinagar Constituency with 54342 votes in Assembly Elections.  K J George of INC WINS the Sarvagnanagar Constituency with 69673 votes in Assembly Elections.

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MG Road Boulevard blooms againMG Road Boulevard blooms again
Three art galleries, 14 Nagara Pete kiosks, an auditorium, a dedicated space for toddlers and children,
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The Kerala state cabinet in its meeting last week had decided to conduct extensively an estimate of jobless returnees from the Gulf region in the wake of new Saudi rule, nitaqat, to ensure employment
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No breakthrough in Bangalore blast, Rs 5 lakh for cluesNo breakthrough in Bangalore blast, Rs 5 lakh for clues
The Karnataka government Thursday announced a reward of Rs.5 lakh to anyone providing credible information on the blast near the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) office in the city, in which
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US universities to honour Adoor Gopalakrishnan US universities to honour Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Renowned filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan will be honoured by the Chicago university. The university will also hold a retrospective of 71-year-old's three films as examples of best in Indian ci
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The flag-hoisting rituals that mark the start of the festivities are to be performed at the Thiruvampady and Paramelkaavu temples at 11.30 AM and 12 PM respectively today.
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During his 90-minute confirmation hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee, an impressive Srinivisan appeared to have won the heart of the opposing Republican Senators, who were seen praising him.&nb
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Kareena's presence in our communication will enhance our brand equity and will help us to move seamlessly into the northern Indian market which is our focus for the coming years,” said Mr M.
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Keralite Navy officer completes circumnavigation Keralite Navy officer completes circumnavigation
President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday accorded a warm welcome to Indian Navy's Lt Cdr Abhilash Tomy who became the first Indian to circumnavigate the globe, solo and non-stop, over a 150-day voyage.
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The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) will ply more buses to help cricket fans to reach the Chinnaswamy Stadium on April 4 for the IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore
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Celestial wedding of Lord Venkateswara to be held in KeralaCelestial wedding of Lord Venkateswara to be held in Kerala
Celestial weddings would be held at the Thuravoor Mahakshetra temple in Alappuzha district on April 18, at Siva temple ground here on April 20 and Thiruvanchikulam Mahadeva temple at Kodungalloor
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The Malayalee Easter celebrations in Bangalore:  This Easter, they prayed, ate and spread loveThe Malayalee Easter celebrations in Bangalore: This Easter, they prayed, ate and spread love
P C Jacob and his wife Lysamma Jacob, who live in Cambridge Layout near Ulsoor, this Easter too, they have very righteously kept the lent season. "Being Catholics from Kerala we keep le
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’Saudization’ fear grips Saudi Malayalees ’Saudization’ fear grips Saudi Malayalees
According to the Nitaqat scheme announced by the Saudi government, firms have been ordered that at least one tenth of their employees should be Saudi citizens.
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Bus strike in Kerala from Apr 1stBus strike in Kerala from Apr 1st
The Coordination of lorry, bus, tanker, tipper, LPG an container lorry owners association today informed that all the lorries, tanker lorries and other transport and private buses in the state would g
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Shashi Tharoor to host Kerala Tourism's online quiz showShashi Tharoor to host Kerala Tourism's online quiz show
The show will begin early May and go on for two months. The online registration will begin April 20 on www.keralatourism.org, and the winners will receive gifts on daily, weekly and monthly basis
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In a first-of-its-kind feat in the history of RGUHS, a graduate from a medical college in Mangalore has set a record for academic excellence by securing 17 gold medals.
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English novel set in north Malabar grabs readers’ attention  English novel set in north Malabar grabs readers’ attention
Exploring the history of north Malabar in Kerala during the seventies, the English novel 'Monsoon in Malabar' is gaining popularity among readers here due to its theme and the author's ric
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Conquering all the obstacles that fate had placed, Malayala Manorama emerged as a success story. The group has since forayed into almost all domains of media scaling peaks of excellence.
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Under the 'Seaplane' project, a first of its kind, Kerala is planning to provide air connectivity through air to 20 tourist destinations across the state.
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Narayana Nethralaya today announced the setting up of Asia’s first laboratory dedicated exclusively towards research, diagnosis and treatment of ‘Dry Eyes’, a lifestyle disease induc
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Was it a love affair with a fellow woman bank officer in Kerala which blossomed during training that ultimately led to the arrest of German woman rape case convict Bitti Mohanty seven years after he j
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KPSC braces to make Malayalam compulsoryKPSC braces to make Malayalam compulsory
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Lulu Group opens its first Mall in IndiaLulu Group opens its first Mall in India
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Gulf NRI body for duty-free gold allowanceGulf NRI body for duty-free gold allowance
The Pravasi Bandhu Welfare Trust has requested an increase in quantity of duty-free gold allowed by Indian expatriates to at least 100 grams for male passengers and 200 grams for female passengers.&nb
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Facebook puts focus on photos in new look; may boost adsFacebook puts focus on photos in new look; may boost ads
Facebook Inc introduced the biggest change in years to its popular newsfeed on Thursday, with a new look and focus on photos that is expected to make the social network more ad-friendly and may entice
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Singapore set to be Indian diaspora hub: NathanSingapore set to be Indian diaspora hub: Nathan
Over 4,500 Indian-owned companies operate out of Singapore, making them the largest business community here. Some 100 major Indian corporations have set up their Asian headquarters in the city state.&
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Kerala reconstitutes NRK body Norka RootsKerala reconstitutes NRK body Norka Roots
Kerala Government has reconstituted its non Resident Keralites welfare agency Norka Roots with leading NRI entrepreneurs and professionals as directors of the body, headed by Chief Minister Oomme
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FASTRACK goes wild with their flagship store in BangaloreFASTRACK goes wild with their flagship store in Bangalore
After the successful launch of 137 stores across the country, Fastrack, the leading youth fashion accessories brand, today announced the launch of their flagship store at CMH Road, Bangalore.
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P Bhaskaran: The evergreen poet of Malayalam  P Bhaskaran: The evergreen poet of Malayalam
P Bhaskaran, the poet who left us with the farewell words “Orkkuaka Vallappozhum”, is regarded as one of the greatest lyricists of all time in Malayalam.

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Today is Aattukal Pongala, devotees throng Aattukal TempleToday is Aattukal Pongala, devotees throng Aattukal Temple
The most important function of the festival is Pongala, which is being observed on Feb 26 this year, an offering of a sweet dish to Goddess Bhagavathi. The function is also billed as one of the l
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Once-in-12-year fest in Vaikom temple in April Once-in-12-year fest in Vaikom temple in April
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Indian Association of Amusement Parks & Industries bestows five national awards to Wonderla HolidaysIndian Association of Amusement Parks & Industries bestows five national awards to Wonderla Holidays
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Two-day strike: Mixed response in KarnatakaTwo-day strike: Mixed response in Karnataka
In Bangalore, no untoward incidents were reported. Shops and educational institutes remained closed, while state transport services operated lesser number of buses, said sources.

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Gas pipeline reaches Bangalore; CNG terminals plannedGas pipeline reaches Bangalore; CNG terminals planned
The project, envisaged in 2010, was completed in a record time of 32 months in which 1,000 km of pipeline was laid through three states and the Western Ghats.
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Muthoot Finance wins Rotary Binani Zinc CSR AwardMuthoot Finance wins Rotary Binani Zinc CSR Award
On receiving the accolade, Mr. Bijimon said “This award is indeed special to us as it recognizes Muthoot Finance’s unprecedented success on various CSR activities undertaken by our company
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PVR to host Oscar film festivalPVR to host Oscar film festival
The films lined up for showcase are Lincoln, Les Miserables, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, Life of Pi, The Impossible, Moonrise Kingdom and Silver Linings Playbook
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Kerala to create archive of Malayalam cinemaKerala to create archive of Malayalam cinema
Kerala Government has embarked on a project to create a comprehensive archives to collect and preserve all available material linked to eight decades of Malayalam cinema.
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Steep hike in milk, curd pricesSteep hike in milk, curd prices
The Karnataka Milk Federation announced a steep increase in Nandini milk price by Rs four to Rs 28 per litre for toned milk and increased the Samruddhi full cream milk by Rs two to Rs 36 with effect f
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Hotel Leela founder Capt Nair steps down as ChairmanHotel Leela founder Capt Nair steps down as Chairman
Nair, 91, will be succeeded by his eldest son Vivek Nair, who has been elevated by the company's board to be the Chairman and Manging Director.
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Marriott International Inc., the leading hospitality brand, today announced its entry into the Bangalore market with the launch of Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield
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A host of aircraft that will participate in Asia’s biggest air show, scheduled to be held between February 6 and 10, at the Air Force Station Yelahanka commenced their rehearsals.
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Die-hard Kamal fans from TN make beeline for Bangalore theatresDie-hard Kamal fans from TN make beeline for Bangalore theatres
The controversy surrounding ‘Vishwaroopam’ hasn’t affected its box-office run in the City, as it seems. Kamal Haasan fans from Tamil Nadu, where the screening of the film is ban
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Process begins to choose students for trip to Silicon Valley, California Process begins to choose students for trip to Silicon Valley, California
The process to select five students to tour Silicon Valley in March and meet IT wizards like the founders of Facebook and Google, as promised by Kerala Chief Minister Ooomen Chandy, has begun. 
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One hour daily power cut in CityOne hour daily power cut in City
Bangaloreans will have to bear with one-hour power cut every morning with immediate effect as the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) is facing a shortage of 600 MW.
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Kerala villagers decide to donate organs after deathKerala villagers decide to donate organs after death
Cherukulathoor, a nondescript agrarian village in Kozhikode district is grabbing headlines across the world after 1,500 of its inhabitants have taken a pledge that they will donate their organs after
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Major Anoop Joseph, a Keralite, conferred Keerthi ChakraMajor Anoop Joseph, a Keralite, conferred Keerthi Chakra
Major Anoop Joseph has been conferred Keerthi Chakra, the second highest among peace time gallantry awards of the country.
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Malayalam film industry made a turnaround in 2012 with an annual investment of about Rs 350 crore and release of 128 movies in contrast to sequential flops and losses that crippled the industry in the
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B’lore tops in restaurant searchB’lore tops in restaurant search
According to Google Trends, Bangalore is truly a foodie’s paradise where the search volume for restaurants is the highest in comparison to any other city in India. 
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The herd which appeared near Chikkati created tension among villagers around Begur forcing the forest authorities to close the stretch to drive away the unruly herd back into the forest
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Keralite boy suffers burns in ragging by seniorsKeralite boy suffers burns in ragging by seniors
A 19-year-old boy, doing his Business Management course in a college at Tumkur in Karnataka, has been admitted to a hospital here after he was allegedly ragged by senior students
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Wonderla Holidays to spend Rs 500cr to develop 2 theme parks  Wonderla Holidays to spend Rs 500cr to develop 2 theme parks
Bangalore-based Wonderla Holidays, which offers a variety of thrilling dry rides and refreshing clean water rides, is developing two more theme parks, in Hyderabad and Chennai, with an investment
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The Bangalore Fashion Week: More Than Just a Fashion ShowThe Bangalore Fashion Week: More Than Just a Fashion Show
The 8th Edition of the Bangalore Fashion Week is slated to take place between the 25th and 28th of January 2013 at The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore.
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Krispy Kreme enters India, first store in BangaloreKrispy Kreme enters India, first store in Bangalore
US-based doughnut chain Krispy Kreme announced its entry into the Indian market on Wednesday, unveiling its first store in Bangalore. 
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Govt raises cap on supply of subsidised LPG cylinders to 9Govt raises cap on supply of subsidised LPG cylinders to 9
The government today raised the cap on supply of subsidised LPG cylinders to nine bottles from six per year and allowed oil companies to hike diesel prices by a "small quantum" periodically.
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53rd Kerala Schools Youth Festival begins53rd Kerala Schools Youth Festival begins
Around 10,000 schoolchildren from across the state would display their talents in categories at the festival tipped as the largest such event in Asia.
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Now, Coffee Trail Tours in KarnatakaNow, Coffee Trail Tours in Karnataka
The Bangalore International Airport, Karnataka tourism ministry, Coffee Board, and tour organizer Thomas Cook have come together to showcase Karnataka's and South India's coffee culture t
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Indians among largest visitors to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi  Indians among largest visitors to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has said it witnessed a significant increase in the number of Indian tourists last year and have become one of the largest visitor contingent to the 'one-of-its-kind' t
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Malayalam movie on M’lore air crash Malayalam movie on M’lore air crash
‘Oru Pravasiyude Katha’ (story of a traveller), the Malayalam movie to be directed by debutant Shaheer Ummer, will have its muhurat on January 22. The movie will be shot at different locat
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Dance yourself into shape… BreakFree!!! Dance yourself into shape… BreakFree!!!
BreakFree is for people who want to lose weight in a fun way and don’t like regular gym routines. Everybody pays so much money and joins the gym and in the end, nobody goes
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Ensuring safety inside buses Ensuring safety inside buses
In addition to the cameras, there will be 11 special teams who will move across the City and ensure that buses stop at designated places, that they don’t overspeed and will monitor their movemen
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Help centre opened for I-T assessees in BangaloreHelp centre opened for I-T assessees in Bangalore
The Income Tax Department, on Friday, set up a help centre for salaried employees and pensioners at HMT Bhavan, Bellary Road.
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Karnataka sets up dedicated Women's helpline Karnataka sets up dedicated Women's helpline
Women in distress and those facing threat of attack including molestation could call on phone number 1091.
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Tetra Pak emerging as preferred packing for alcohol in KarnatakaTetra Pak emerging as preferred packing for alcohol in Karnataka
Tetra Pak, a popular packaging material for non-alcoholic beverages around the world, is emerging as a preferred medium of packaging cheap liquor sold in the 180 ml measure in Karnataka, as distillers
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Mysore to be reconnected by air from January 14 Mysore to be reconnected by air from January 14
Private carrier SpiceJet has announced the launch of flights from Mysore connecting Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai from January 14, coinciding with Sankranti, the festival of harvest in South In
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Karnataka to include Narayana Guru’s teachings in syllabusKarnataka to include Narayana Guru’s teachings in syllabus
Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar Tuesday said steps will be taken to include the teachings of social reformer Sree Narayana Guru in the education syllabus in the state
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Bangalore cops to keep a hawk’s eye on revellersBangalore cops to keep a hawk’s eye on revellers
Spirited as they are, Bangaloreans are expected to hit the streets on Monday night with elan to usher in the New Year. The City police have stepped up security to ensure safety of women amid New Year
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Kerala beats Taj Mahal in Google Search Trends for 2012Kerala beats Taj Mahal in Google Search Trends for 2012
Kerala, popularly known as 'God's own country', has edged out Taj Mahal to become India's topmost travel destination in the Google's search trends for this year.
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The problem is apathy. Not activism. The problem is apathy. Not activism.
In any fast changing society and economy, resentment and anger against an insensitive “system” is bound to find an expression; and, in our current discourse, empowered citizens are made to
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Five NCC cadets drown in Kerala riverFive NCC cadets drown in Kerala river
Five NCC cadets who had come from northern India for a trekking camp near here drowned in the Periyar river Wednesday morning
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In her inaugural address, Anju Bobby George reminded the students to take part in the various competitions “without looking into the color of the medals they receive in the competitions.” 
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Mad rush for India-Pak T-20 match tickets in BangaloreMad rush for India-Pak T-20 match tickets in Bangalore
Cricket fans turned up in large numbers as the sale of tickets for the first Twenty20 match between India and Pakistan to be played here on December 25, opened yesterday.
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Classical status for MalayalamClassical status for Malayalam
Kerala Culture Minister K C Joseph Wednesday expressed satisfaction over report that the expert committee of Kendriya Sahitya Academy has recommended according classical status for Malayalam.
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"Gangnam Style," Psy's signature song, has been chosen along with "fiscal cliff" and "Romneyshambles" as some of Collins Dictionary's words of the year. 
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Why Do Keralites Consume Much Alcohol? Why Do Keralites Consume Much Alcohol?
Renowned as God’s own land in India, Kerala is becoming a land that consumes devil’s own blood.
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How the police cracked the Delhi gang-rape case How the police cracked the Delhi gang-rape case
The police studied CCTV footage from highway cameras to identify the bus. Footage released by the police shows the bus drive past a camera at about 9 pm.
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Ireland to legalise abortion when mother's life is at riskIreland to legalise abortion when mother's life is at risk
Ireland today announced it will legalise abortions when the mother's life is at risk, weeks after the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar who died after being refused an abortion in the E
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'Pauper' Mallya offers 3 kg gold to Tirumala 'Pauper' Mallya offers 3 kg gold to Tirumala
Kingfisher Airlines chairman Vijay Mallya may not have enough cash to pay salaries to his employees. But when it comes to appeasing the god, he does not think twice.
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Kerala probing human trafficking through airportsKerala probing human trafficking through airports
A probe has been ordered into reports that human trafficking was taking place from three international airports of Kerala, from where passengers flew to Middle East without proper travel documents, Ch
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Malayalam film 'Color of Sky' enters the Oscar race  Malayalam film 'Color of Sky' enters the Oscar race
Malayalam film 'Colour of Sky' (Akasathinte Niram), written and directed by Bijukumar Damodaran, has been selected in the top 282 films in the Oscar list in the best picture category. This is
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Fun World to compensate accident victim 50,000 Fun World to compensate accident victim 50,000
A one-day picnic to an amusement park for 'fun' turned out to be a life-long pain for a 20-year-old Bangalore girl.
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This will be 57-year-old Kohinoor’s last Christmas on Brigade’s, BangaloreThis will be 57-year-old Kohinoor’s last Christmas on Brigade’s, Bangalore
No more ‘bheja fry’ and ‘sulaimani chai’ for weary and hungry shoppers on Brigade Road. Kohinoor Restaurant, the Kerala-style non-vegetarian eatery, will shut down on Dec 25 af
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Sreevalsan J. Menon tunes into Oscar’s red carpet Sreevalsan J. Menon tunes into Oscar’s red carpet
85th Oscar award nomination list includes the name of Sreevalsan J. Menon, a young carnatic vocalist and music composer from Palakkad. He has been listed under the category of original score along wit
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CNN IBN's Special Achievement Award to India's 'Agni Putri', Tessy ThomasCNN IBN's Special Achievement Award to India's 'Agni Putri', Tessy Thomas
Special Achievement Award was won by Tessy Thomas & Team DRDO, for being an unlikely face in the world of defence research and for inspiring women to choose a career in science.
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India’s first art biennale begins in KochiIndia’s first art biennale begins in Kochi
The Kochi Muziris Art Biennale, a three-month-long festival of contemporary international art, threw its doors open to the public at 12 minutes past 12'o clock to mark the day's triple number
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India vs Pakistan: Online ticket sales for Bangalore T20 to start on ThursdayIndia vs Pakistan: Online ticket sales for Bangalore T20 to start on Thursday
Over 7,000 tickets for the first India-Pakistan T20 at Chinnaswamy stadium here Dec 25 will be sold online from Thursday
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Arun Shenoy: Bangalore's Grammy connection Arun Shenoy: Bangalore's Grammy connection
'Rumbadoodle' is the name of Arun's debut world fusion record - and the musician was over the moon to receive a Grammy nomination for this instrumental effort.
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Pandit Ravi Shankar passes awayPandit Ravi Shankar passes away
Maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar breathed his last today at 4.30 pm (pacific time) in San Diego. He was aged 92. He has been known as the most versatile and contemporary Indian musician. 
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Online ticket sales for India-Eng ODI in Kochi from Dec 15Online ticket sales for India-Eng ODI in Kochi from Dec 15
Online sales of tickets for the One- Day International match between India and England here on January 15 will be available to the public from December 15. 
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University of Birmingham, IIM Kozihkode formalise linksUniversity of Birmingham, IIM Kozihkode formalise links
A leading British University has inked an MoU with the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIMK), with an aim to augment cooperation and exchanges between students and faculty.
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Kerala CM’s website gets web ratna gold medal awardKerala CM’s website gets web ratna gold medal award
The Kerala Chief Minister's website (www.keralacm.gov.in) grabbed the Icon of Excellence Web Ratna gold medal award instituted by the central government to promote innovative e-governance initiati
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If there is one thing a daughter can learn from a father, it is this: seek change boldly, and believe in your ability. Shruti Shibulal has learnt both from Infosys co-founder SD Shibulal
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Grand Kerala Shopping Festival:  Kerala eyes Karnataka shoppersGrand Kerala Shopping Festival: Kerala eyes Karnataka shoppers
Tourists and pilgrims from outside Kerala will get a 100 per cent refund on Value Added Tax, besides chances to win attractive prizes.
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Film Complex will be a reality soon, says Kerala CM at IFFK Film Complex will be a reality soon, says Kerala CM at IFFK
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy inaugurated the 17th International Film Festival of Kerala at a glorious function held at Nishagandhi Open Auditorium in Thiruvananthapuram.
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SpiceJet flight hits electric pole before take-off at Delhi airportSpiceJet flight hits electric pole before take-off at Delhi airport
The flight, departing for Pune, hit an electric pole on the runway before take-off and damaged the right wing.
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Automatic ticket vending at Bangalore Metro stationsAutomatic ticket vending at Bangalore Metro stations
The Metro service will get smarter as Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) will launch automatic ticket vending machines (TVMs) at Namma Metro stations along Reach 1 from Tuesday.&nbs
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Kerala wants diaspora to invest in chit fundsKerala wants diaspora to invest in chit funds
The Kerala government is waiting for permission from the union finance ministry and the Reserve Bank of India to help the Kerala diaspora to take part in chit funds, a Kerala minister said Monday.
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Vodka turns pensioner blind, whiskey brings his eyesight back Vodka turns pensioner blind, whiskey brings his eyesight back
The 65-yr-old found that he could not see anything after downing a few pegs of vodka to celebrate his parents’ 50th wedding
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Kerala emerging as most investor friendly state in IndiaKerala emerging as most investor friendly state in India
Kerala is rapidly emerging as one of the most preferred destinations of economic activity in India and ranked as one of the most investor friendly states, Minister for Public Works V K Ebrahim Kunju h
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Kerala cable operators resume Asianet channelsKerala cable operators resume Asianet channels
The recent deadlock between the Cable Operators Association (COA) Kerala and Media Pro over the Asianet bouquet in Kerala has been resolved with the former agreeing to clear the outstanding amount.
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December 21 'Doomsday' rumours quashed by NASA  December 21 'Doomsday' rumours quashed by NASA
Quashing the 'doomsday' rumours, top NASA scientists have assured that the world won't end on December 21, 2012.
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Non-resident Keralites get franchise rights in local body election Non-resident Keralites get franchise rights in local body election
On the backdrop of an incessant demand from non-resident Keralites (NRKs), a ministerial meeting on Wednesday decided to grant voting rights to the NRKs in the elections to Panchayathi Raj Institution
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BJP womens wing up in arms against Swetha Menon, BlessyBJP womens wing up in arms against Swetha Menon, Blessy
They alleges that actress Shwetha Menon and director Blessy are "exploiting motherhood for commercial purposes"
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17% women sexually harassed at workplace17% women sexually harassed at workplace
However, most of these women said the harassment wasn't physical
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Rinu Srinivasan back on Facebook; Chennai college waives admission interviewRinu Srinivasan back on Facebook; Chennai college waives admission interview
Refusing to be cowed down by self-proclaimed censors, Rinu Srinivasan has reactivated her facebook account
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Sabarimala:  Police server feels the heat of virtual queue systemSabarimala: Police server feels the heat of virtual queue system
A devotee can choose his preferred time by logging on to www.sabarimala.keralapolice.gov.in and click on the link "Advance Q-Placement coupon." Once registered, the pilgrim should carry a printout and
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Statue of Sandeep Unnikrishnan unveiled in BangaloreStatue of Sandeep Unnikrishnan unveiled in Bangalore
As India observed the 4th anniversary of Mumbai Terror Attacks 2008, a statue of National Security Guards (NSG) commando Sandeep Unnikrishnan was unveiled in Bangalore on Monday.
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Media Pro forced to switch off channels in KeralaMedia Pro forced to switch off channels in Kerala
The distributor of Zee, Star, NDTV and Turner bouquet of channels takes this step due to baseless rumours spread by a group of cable operators
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Mathrubhumi News Channel Logo released, launch date 1st January 2013 Mathrubhumi News Channel Logo released, launch date 1st January 2013
Kerala's popular print media Mathrubhumi is soon launching their new Malayalam news channel. The logo of the channel was unveiled at Guruvayoor while the channel is expected to go on air on 1st J
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Social activist T.J. Abraham, who moved court against illegal mining, arrested in BangaloreSocial activist T.J. Abraham, who moved court against illegal mining, arrested in Bangalore
Social activist T J Abraham, who had filed a complaint before the Lokayukta court regarding alleged irregularities in the Bangalore-Mysore Express highway project and illegal mining, was on Thursday a
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Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan's father: Execution is not a matter to rejoice overMajor Sandeep Unnikrishnan's father: Execution is not a matter to rejoice over
For K. Unnikrishnan, father of NSG commando Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan who was slain in a 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai, the execution of Ajmal Amir Kasab is not a matter to “rejoice over,&rdquo
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Kerala CPM leader M.M. Mani under arrestKerala CPM leader M.M. Mani under arrest
M.M. Mani, the man who created a political storm in the State by ‘disclosing the details’ of some political murders in Kerala’s Idukki district in the 1980s, is under arrest.
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Ajmal Kasab hanged at Yerwada Jail in Pune at 7:30amAjmal Kasab hanged at Yerwada Jail in Pune at 7:30am
Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Ajmal Kasab, accused for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, was today hanged at Yerwada Jail in Pune at 7:30 am after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected his mercy petition.
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Two girls held for FB post questioning bandh for Thackeray's funeralTwo girls held for FB post questioning bandh for Thackeray's funeral
Two girls from nearby Thane district were arrested by the Mumbai Police for posting a Facebook comment that questioned the bandh in Mumbai following Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray's death
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The Malayalee MindsetThe Malayalee Mindset
Speaking the last word on the theme of transforming mindsets, I would like to look at the Malayalee mindset and see what transformation is needed to make ourselves more modern, productive, and closer
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Cops launch carpooling drive again in BangaloreCops launch carpooling drive again in Bangalore
Car pooling is back in a new and better avatar in Bangalore. This time, the traffic police are planning shoot off mails to software professionals to create awareness about the positive aspects of carp
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Broken vows soar in KeralaBroken vows soar in Kerala
The homes in Kerala, most of them nestling in verdant surroundings and enjoying peace and harmony once, are in a state of sociological flux faced with wrecked marriages, separated families, single mot
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Honkers, lend an ear to No Horn MondayHonkers, lend an ear to No Horn Monday
Think twice before you honk unnecessarily on the road this Monday
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Visually impaired can now see the TricolourVisually impaired can now see the Tricolour
All  thanks to the initiative taken by an eye hospital and NGO working for betterment of the visually impaired
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BBM to have free voice callsBBM to have free voice calls

BlackBerry users will soon be able to make free voice calls over a Wi-Fi
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Sabarimala pilgrimage gets under waySabarimala pilgrimage gets under way
The 41-day 'mandala pooja' season of the shrine will start on Friday
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Dial hotline for an autoDial hotline for an auto
Hitching a ride on one of those green-and-yellow machines just got simpler
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'I am a Hindu and not a Catholic, please save me''I am a Hindu and not a Catholic, please save me'
Bereaved Belgaum family wishes daughter had not got admitted to a hospital in Ireland which refused to terminate her 17-week foetus. As a result, 31-year-old dentist died of blood poisoning
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Kannur: Phone romance goes sour as 'boyfriend' turns out to be a 67-year-oldKannur: Phone romance goes sour as 'boyfriend' turns out to be a 67-year-old
She broke down and fainted when she met him for the first time
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One language in school nonsensical, says KarnadOne language in school nonsensical, says Karnad
Karnad said the policy of one-language medium of instruction in school came from Europe
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