Honoured And Humbled By Appointment As Economic Advisor, Says Gita Gopinath

Honoured And Humbled By Appointment As Economic Advisor, Says Gita Gopinath

Thiruvananthapuram: Amid the controversy over her appointment as Economic Advisor to the Kerala Chief Minister, Harvard Professor Gita Gopinath today said she was ‘honoured’ and ‘humbled’ and expressed hope of contributing toward further developing sustainable policies for the state. “I am very honoured to have the opportunity to serve as the Economic Advisor to the […]

Congress ‘surprised’ at choice of Harvard economist as Kerala economic adviser

Congress ‘surprised’ at choice of Harvard economist as Kerala economic adviser

Thiruvananthapuram: The Congress in Kerala on Tuesday expressed “surprise” at the appointment of Harvard University professor Gita Gopinath as the economic adviser to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Reacting to 38-year-old Gopinath’s appointment, Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala said: “This appointment is surprising. People of Kerala would like to know why development economist and Finance Minister Thomas […]

Six Keralites returning from Velankkanni killed in accident

Six Keralites returning from Velankkanni killed in accident

Dindigal: Six people who were on a pilgrim trip to Velankanni from Thankamani, Idukki were killed in an accident near Teni on Monday. The van they travelled collided with a Tamilnadu KSRTC. The victims were identified as Baby, Shine, Njoonju, Moncy and Justin. Ono person  seriously injured and were admitted to the nearby hospital.

Kadakampally land case, Court returns CBI charge sheet

Kadakampally land case, Court returns CBI charge sheet

Thiruvananthapuram: In the sensational Kadakampally land grab case, the special court on Monday rejected the charge sheet submitted by the CBI. The court rejected the charge sheet as it was found that the 22 people who were named accused in the FIR were missing. The CBI submitted the charge sheet excluding Salim Raj, after three […]

Men with suspected ISIS links brought to Kochi for probe

Men with suspected ISIS links brought to Kochi for probe

Kochi: Two men, arrested from Mumbai for allegedly recruiting youths to ISIS, were brought here on Sunday as part of Kerala Police’s probe into a complaint that the duo radicalised youths from the state and forced them to join the terror outfit abroad. Arshi Qureshi and Rizwan Khan, arrested by Kerala Police in assistance with […]

Bribery case: Fresh probe ordered against former Minister AK Babu

Bribery case: Fresh probe ordered against former Minister AK Babu

Thiruvananthapuram: Former Kerala Minister and Congress leader A.K. Babu`s woes continued as a court here on Thursday ordered a fresh vigilance case against him following a petition filed by a newly-formed hotels association. Babu suffered a humiliating defeat in the May 16 assembly polls when he lost the Tripunithura assembly constituency that had been his […]

SCt steps in to make peace between Kerala media, lawyers

SCt steps in to make peace between Kerala media, lawyers

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: The tiff between the media and the lawyers community in Kerala appears to have been resolved with the intervention of Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur who held talks with representatives of the journalists in the national capital on Friday. While expressing concern about the issues between the two sets of professionals which […]

Germany contributes Rs 630 cr. to Kochi Water Transport System

Germany contributes Rs 630 cr. to Kochi Water Transport System

New Delhi : The German Development Bank KfW, mandated by the German Government, has signed the Separate Agreement to the Loan Agreement for EUR 85 million (INR 630 cr.) with Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL), said the Germany embassy here. Kochi is one of the three smart cities chosen by the German Government for its […]

‘Kabali’ keeps Kerala awake

‘Kabali’ keeps Kerala awake

Thiruvananthapuram : Superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil action drama “Kabali” which released across 306 screens in Kerala on Froday, literally kept many awake to watch it as early as 5 a.m., when the screens came alive. Incidentally, the Kerala release is being done by the distribution company of superstar Mohanlal and his close aide Antony Perumbavoor. And […]

Gita Gopinath appointed financial advisor to Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram: The CPI(M) led LDF government in Kerala has appointed noted economist Gita Gopinath as financial advisor to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Gita Gopinath is professor at Harvard University and head of it’s economics department, an official release said here yesterday.