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Boating starts in Thekkady

Thekkady: More than 100 days after 45 tourists drowned at a lake here, five boats ferried tourists Friday after being certified fit for cruising.”All these boats that operated today (Friday) have been certified fit for travel. We are also ensuring that all those who undertake …

Protest against alleged failure in solving garbage problems

Thrissur: The police blocked a march taken out by members of the Lalur Malineekarana Virudha Samara Samithy to the Thrissur Corporation on Friday in protest against the alleged failure of the Corporation authorities in solving the waste management problems at Lalur.Tension prevailed in the area …

Solar eclipse to start from Kerala

Solar eclipse to start from Kerala

Kochi: It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and scientists from across the globe are thronging southern India to watch the ’Ring of Fire’ during the millennium’s longest annular solar eclipse Friday. The southern tips of Kerala and Tamil Nadu will offer the best view of the …

Makaravilakku: 60 injured

Makaravilakku: 60 injured SABARIMALA: Almost 60 Ayyappa devotees have been injured in the unprecedented rush witnessed in Sabarimala following Makaravilakku.A long queue is seen from the Pampa itself. One has to stand in the queue for more than 15 hours in order to reach the …

Paul murder: HC flays police again

Kochi: The High Court Thursday criticised the police for shoddy investigations into Paul Muthoot murder case saying the officials were late in registering the case and recording witness statements.Expressing dissatisfaction at the explanations by the investigating team on the bike accident and its relation to …

Party has no difficulty in joining hands with believers: Karat

Party has no difficulty in joining hands with believers: Karat

Thiruvananthapuram: CPM has said the party was opposed to communalism not religion, and faith was no bar for anyone to join the party if he or she was willing to work in accordance with its programme and constitution. What CPM opposed in the present Indian …

Retirement age for government doctors raised from 55 to 60

Thiruvananthapuram: The retirement age for doctors working in government jobs in Kerala has been raised from 55 to 60, Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan announced here Wednesday.”The cabinet that met here decided on this and it would become effective immediately,” Achuthanandan told reporters.A senior doctor of …

Quota should be brought down: HC

Kochi: In a landmark judgement, Kerala High Court on Wednesday held it was time that reservation in higher education and employment was gradually brought down as the socio-economic conditions of SC and ST communities and other backward classes had undergone a ’revolutionary’ change. These communities …

No secret meet with Chandy:PDP

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) working chairman Poonthura Siraj has denied having any secret meeting with Leader of the Opposition Oommen Chandy.Mr. Siraj told reporters here on Wednesday that the PDP State committee had decided to meet prominent persons and media houses to clear the …

Edamalayar case: final hearing postponed

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday postponed the final hearing in the Edamalayar case to March 16. The court has also asked the government to produce all the documents related to the case. The petition was filed by Chief Minister questioning the High Court order …

Teacher suspended for his alleged involvement in the youth festival racket

Kottayam: A school teacher was suspended by the school management Tuesday for his alleged involvement in the youth festival racket.Benny Ponnarath of the St. Aloysius School, Athirambuzha was suspended after the tape of  his audio conversation demanding money with the mother of a contestant.There are …

Pinarayi likening CPM to a religion and its leaders to gods: Zacharia

Kochi: Writer Paul Zacharia Tuesday slammed Pinarayi Vijayan for suggesting that he should have desisted from making provocative comment while making the Payyannur speech.Talking to media persons here Zacharia said Pinarayi Vijayan is likening the CPM to a religion and its leaders to gods. The …