Unnecessary controversies and agitation hurdle for growth: Chandy

Unnecessary controversies and agitation hurdle for growth: Chandy

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday said ‘unnecessary’ controversies and agitations have hampered development of the state and stressed the need to utilise the energy of the youth to take Kerala forward. “Unnecessary agitations and controversies are posing an obstruction for development. It is time to utilise the skills of youth,” he said while […]

NGT bans illegal beach sand mining in Kerala, Tamil Nadu

NGT bans illegal beach sand mining in Kerala, Tamil Nadu

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned illegal sand and minerals mining without environmental clearance on beaches and other coastal areas in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. A five-member bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also directed the chief secretaries of the two states to file personal affidavits before August 29, the next […]

Chandy should resign if he has any commitment to people: Karat

Chandy should resign if he has any commitment to people: Karat

Thiruvananthapuram: Demanding resignation of Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy over the solar scam, CPI-M General Secretary Prakash Karat on Monday said the Congress was setting a “shameless” standard of not accepting responsibility for “what is happening right under its nose.” Addressing a massive gathering of Left Democratic Front workers, who laid a siege in front […]

High Court seeks explanation on MK Kuruvila’s complaint

High Court seeks explanation on MK Kuruvila’s complaint

Kochi: The Kerala High Court sought an explanation from the state govt in a plea filed by Bangalore businessman MK Kuruvila in a cheating case by the CM’s relatives. Justice VK Mohanan asked the AG, who appeared for the state, whether a case was booked against Kuruvila after he had filed the complaint. The AG […]

India launches first indigenously developed aircraft carrier INS Vikrant

India launches first indigenously developed aircraft carrier INS Vikrant

Kochi: India today launched its first ever indigenously designed and built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant in Kochi. As per the ship launching tradition, the ship was launched by Mrs.Elizabeth Antony, the wife of Defence Minister, Mr. A.K.Antony. Addressing the media following the launch Mr. Antony said that a strong and vigilant Navy is needed to […]

LDF workers lay siege to govt secretariat in Kerala

LDF workers lay siege to govt secretariat in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: In a massive show of strength, thousands of LDF volunteers converged around the secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram this morning as part of their indefinite campaign to demand resignation of chief minister Oommen Chandy in connection with the solar panel scam. While the protesters blocked three gates of the secretariat, police managed to keep one gate open, through which […]

Kerala govt braces for Opposition stir

Kerala govt braces for Opposition stir

Thiruvananthapuram: With LDF opposition threatening to lay an indefinite siege of the secretariat from Monday demanding resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy over the solar panel scam, Central forces arrived in Kerala to assist the police. Out of 20 companies of forces sought by the state, the first batch of ITBP personnel reached here this morning and one company of […]

5-yr old Shafeeq shifted to Vellore hospital

5-yr old Shafeeq shifted to Vellore hospital

Thiruvananthapuram: Shafeeq, the five-year-old-boy, who was brutally tortured by his father and step-mother, and recuperating at a hospital in Idukki district, has been shifted to Vellore Medical College Hospital in Tamil Nadu for further treatment on Saturday. According to the doctors attending to the boy at St John’s Hospital at Kattappana, the boy needs neuro-rehabilitation […]

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