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UDF observes hartal; CPI(M), IUML hold peace talks

Kozhikode: The police arrested five persons in connection with the clashes between the Communist Party of India(Marxist) (CPI-M) and the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) activists at Kottappally in the limits of Vadakara police station in the district on Sunday.The arrested persons, Babeesh, 24; Ranjith, …

A great loss for the Communist movement: CM

A great loss for the Communist movement: CM

Alappuzha: Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Sunday termed Communist veteran Jyoti Basu’s death “a great loss” and described him as the architect of modern Bengal.”He is the seniormost member in our party and his loss is going to be a great loss for the Communist …

No religion teaches terrorism: Minister

No religion teaches terrorism: Minister

KALPETTA: Transport Minister Jose Thettayil said here on Sunday that the demolition of the Babri Masjid was the biggest terrorist action in the country.No religion teaches or nurtures terrorism, he added.Inaugurating a seminar on ‘Terrorism, History and Present’ at the Darul Falahil Islamiaya auditorium here …

Kerala leaders mourn Jyoti Basu’s death

Thiruvananthapuram: Cutting across party lines in Kerala, leaders of various parties including Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan and veteran Congress leader K Karunakaran, have condoled the death of legendary communist leader Jyoti Basu.Achuthanandan said the world Communist movement had lost one of its towering personalities …

State to set up cattle feed factory

Thiruvananthapuram: State-owned Kerala Feeds Limited (KFL) is set to commission its new Rs.35 crore unit at Karunagapally in Kollam district in six months, Animal Husbandry Minister C. Divakaran has said.”We are laying the foundation stone for the factory tomorrow and it would be commissioned in …

Include yoga in medical curriculum: Minister

Thrissur: Revenue Minister K.P. Rajendran has said that the Kerala University of Health and Allied Sciences should include yoga in the medical curriculum. He was addressing the silver jubilee celebrations of the District Yoga Association here on Sunday. He said that Thrissur Museum would have …

State govt proposes to improve amenities in Ayurveda hospitals: Minister

State govt proposes to improve amenities in Ayurveda hospitals: Minister

Thrissur: Health Minister P.K. Sreemathy has said the State government will use Rs.20 crore from the Rs.40-crore being granted by the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) for the development of Ayurveda sector.She was addressing the valedictory function of the 13th State conference of the Ayurveda …

Record collection in Sabarimala

Sabarimala: The famed Hindu temple of Ayyappa at Sabarimala in Pathanamthitta district saw a record collection this season, crossing Rs.120 crore.”This time in terms of collection and the number of pilgrims, it is an all-time record,” V.S. Jayakumar, executive officer of the Travancore Devasom Board …

K.V. Thomas trying to hide Centre’s failure: VS

K.V. Thomas trying to hide Centre’s failure: VS

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan said the Union Minister was trying to hide the Centre’s failure to shoulder its responsibility to supply grains to the State. The State government on Friday refuted the statement made by Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public …

Solar eclipse becomes a “festival” in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: Solar eclipse, whose visibility was long and clear in Kerala, turned out to be a “solar festival” not only for scientists but also for the people at large.A large number of people including children turned up to witness the rare spectacle of the century …

Govt can go ahead with procedures to hike the bus fare: HC

Kochi: The Kerala High Court Friday said that it will not interfere in the government’s authority to review the bus fares. The court also made it clear that the government can go ahead with the procedures to hike the fares. The court directed the government …

Kerala school art festival crown for Kozhikode

Kozhikode: Hosts Kozhikode have been crowned winners in the state school art festival concluded here Friday. It is the third consecutive time the Kozhikode win this gold cup for winners.Their team won it by a big margin as it scored 790 points. The second placed …