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UK protest against elephant torture may affect tourism prospects in Kerala

Adding injury to insult, animal lovers in the UK held a protest meeting in front of the Indian High Commissioner office the other day seeking to stop the torture of elephants in Kerala.

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Elephants being paraded for a pooram (file pic)
Kerala Tourism Department to silence detractors with movies on elephant care and festivals

Stung by the rising campaigns against God’s Own Country in international platforms, the Kerala Tourism Department has decided to make films of elephant care and majestic festivals featuring the cultur

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Pooram lovers clicking snaps as the southern entrance of the Vadakkunnathan temple is opened on Tuesday
Kerala: Thrissur spruced up for pooram

The cultural capital of Kerala has been decked up for Thrissur Pooram - the cultural extravaganza, comprising a riot of colours, music and fireworks.

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Neelakurinji plants bloom at Kottakkamboor area of Kurinjimala sanctuary.
Kerala: Kurinji Reserve’s area to be retained; deed holders safe

The state government will not compromise on the extent of the Kurinji sanctuary. However, those with title deeds will not be evicted.

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Kerala: Tense moments at Palarivattom station over 'missing' girl

Tense situations prevailed outside Palarivattom police station here on Tuesday after a family alleged inappropriate behaviour on the part of the station house officer when they approached him with a m

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‘Controversies can affect Kerala’s tourism prospects’

It seems the pristine beaches, serene backwaters, historic sites and monuments, lush green forests, thriving wildlife, and traditional art forms are not enough to woo the holidaymakers, especially for

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Latvian national Liga Skromane (right) with her sister Ilze | FIle PIC
Police investigation will consider murder, suicide angles in Latvian woman's death

The probe into Latvian tourist Liga's death is yet to make any headway even as the police top brass reiterated their investigation will span both the possibilities of suicide and murder.

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Labour Minister T P Ramakrishnan (File photo)
Kerala Labour Minister says government ready to hold talks with hospitals

While saying the management representatives had not approached the government for talks, the minister further said if they approach the government was ready to deliberate.

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Rosmy Sunny and her friend Dimple Rose meeting Tomin Thachankary
A ‘katta’ KSRTC bus love that went viral

"Sir, we are 'katta' (ardent) KSRTC fans. RSC 140 is our 'chank' (close to heart) bus.

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Party Congress: CPI to tread CPM’s path

The CPI’s 23rd Party Congress beginning in Kollam on Wednesday will debate over the process of creating resistance to rightist and fascistic offensive in addition to addressing party issues.

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Varappuzha custodial death: Sreejith's kin identify accused

All the four accused in the case including the Varappuzha sub-Inspector GS Deepak have been lodged in the same prison under judicial custody.

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Shashi Tharoor thanks Piyush Goyal for re-introducing Malayalam in railway exams

The Indian Railways will now conduct its exams in six regional languages - Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Odia, Telugu and Bengali. A previous notification had excluded Malayalam.

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Rough sea conditions along Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Lakshadweep coasts tomorrow: INCOIS

It has also issued a forecast for "rough sea conditions" along and off the coast of West Bengal, Odisha, north Andhra Pradesh coasts and west coast of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

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Kerala: Adivasi victims of crime not compensated since 2014, officers say delay in providing monetary relief taking a toll on conviction rate

The delay in paying relief is having a direct bearing on the conviction rate as the poor witnesses are turning hostile during the trial, said an officer.

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Mysterious deaths in Kannur family unravelled after years: Woman survivor held for alleged poisoning

Saumya, the lone survivor, who is separated from her husband, was taken into custody by the police and is being interrogated for the deaths of her daughters and her parents.

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan (File | PTI)
Kerala announces financial support to victims of sea erosion

The cabinet on Tuesday decided to provide financial assistance of Rs 4 lakh to the fishermen families whose houses have become uninhabitable due to sea attacks.

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Kerala: 20 injured as KSRTC bus overturns at Vamanapuram

About 20 passengers sustained injuries when the KSRTC bus in which they were travelling overturned at Karette junction near Vamanapuram in Kerala on Tuesday afternoon.

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Major fire broke out at the KSRTC Central Workshop at Pappanamcode. (BP Deepu | EPS)
Kerala: Fire at KSRTC Central Workshop

As many as five firefighting units from nearby areas rushed to spot and doused the fire after toiling for 90 minutes.

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The Guruvayur Devaswom had earlier decided to allow non-Hindus to attend the prasada oottu (temple feast).
Decison to allow non-Hindus entry into feast hall at Kerala Guruvayur Temple put on hold after objections by high priest

The Guruvayoor Devaswom Board was forced to retract its decision following objections raised by the Tantri or the high priest.

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The new scheme will also help to concentrate the development of students from the pre-primary to secondary levels. (File photo)
Kerala school education set for a major overhaul with Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan

School education is set for a big change with the Centre introducing an integrated scheme to ensure quality learning at the pre-primary to higher secondary school levels.

24 Apr 2018

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Kerala: Alappuzha's Muthukulam sets up smart water ATMs to quench thirst

As the state reels under an acute drinking water shortage, Muthukulam block panchayat in the district has come up with an innovative solution.

24 Apr 2018