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Percussion artist dies during Pooram festival in Kerala

Maddalam artist Palakkad Kongad Kundalasseri Krishnankutty Nair collapsed while participating repeat Pooram procession of Kanimangalam Sastha temple.

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Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala speaking to Ilze Skromane, the younger sister of Liga,  in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday | Express
Hold a flawless probe in Liga's case: Ramesh Chennithala

Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala on Wednesday said the silence of the Chief Minister in the death of Latvian national Liga was very irresponsible.

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Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board to float masala bonds to woo NRIs

Masala bonds to be floated in London and Singapore exchanges target non-resident Indians, the minister said after chairing the KIIFB executive committee meeting here on Wednesday.

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CPI general secretary Sudhakar Reddy and other leaders offering tributes after hoisting the party flag to mark the beginning of the 23rd party congress.
Local body elections a litmus test for West Bengal CPI

The mood among the delegates from West Bengal is up and down. They are optimistic about an alliance withthe Congress, but pensive about panchayat elections back home

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Kerala: Athletics luminary Tony Daniel passes away

Tony Daniel, 66, the technical committee chairman of the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) and the executive vice-president of Kerala State Athletics Association (KSAA), passed away in Kochi on Wedn

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An army man measures a candidate during a recruitment rally at Pangode Military Station in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday. | B P Deepu
Indian Army issues national alert on recruitment process over forged documents

The Indian Army has issued a national-level alert among its recruitment officers following the arrest of nine Uttar Pradesh natives who tried to pass off as Keralites with forged documents during an a

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Health Minister K K Shylaja releasing the logo of malaria eradication campaign.
Massive campaign planned to wipe out malaria by 2020: Kerala Health Minister

The state government will make all efforts to make the state ‘malaria-free’ by 2020, Health Minister K K Shylaja said here on Wednesday.

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Candidates perform chin-ups at the Army recruitment rally which began at the Pangode military station, Thiruvananthapuram. | B P Deepu
Army to revamp recruitment process

Brains over brawn or brawn over brains: what makes a good soldier? The Army has decided to ‘tweak’ its recruitment process to make sure smarter youngsters are recruited to its

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Kerala: Relief for expats as CBSE extends admission window

Expatriates who intend to enrol their children in CBSE schools in the state from the upcoming academic year can heave a sigh of relief.

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Kerala Congress leader to preside over Hindu convention

Badiadka panchayat president and a tall party leader K M Krishna Bhat has agreed to preside over a ‘Hindu convention’ organised by VHP and Bajrang Dal.

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Nedumbassery FICN case: Fake note smuggling done before UAPA amendment not 'terrorist act', says  Kerala High Court

The Kerala High Court has held the production or smuggling of high-quality counterfeit Indian paper currency in India committed prior to the enforcement of the amendment made to Section 15 of the Unla

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The display of ornate parasols known as Kudamattom at the southern entrance of Vadakkumnathan temple. Express | Albin Mathew
Thrissur Pooram: Of rich cultural essence and customary rituals

Showcasing the cultural essence and customary rituals of Kerala, the Thrissur Pooram painted the city in vibrant hues on Wednesday. 

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Kerala: CPI Party Congress off to great start in Kollam

General secretary Sudhakar Reddy hoisted the flag at the C K Chandrappan Nagar (Kadappakkada Sports Club) as the 23rd CPI Party Congress began here on Wednesday.

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Kerala: Winners of Moodakulam's 'rural' cricket tournament to take home 1.5 litres of petrol

The winners will take home 1.5litres of petrol. The small asterisk near announcement of the 'Special Prize' reads: The quantity is subject to change if the price rises further.

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Four drown in Karnataka's Srinivas Sandra lake

The deceased, members of a family and their driver, were eating lunch near the lake after visiting nearby Nandi hills.

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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.

25 Apr 2018

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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

25 Apr 2018

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.

25 Apr 2018

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.

25 Apr 2018

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

25 Apr 2018

‘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

25 Apr 2018