Arun Jayan

'Rath Yatra' to Promote Music Using Percussion Instruments

Traditional music that was confined to the four walls of temples in Kerala would soon reverberate across the country.

05 Jul 2014

Minister in US When Efforts were on to Free Nurses

At a time when the Union Government and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy were on a relentless effort to free the 46 Malayalee nurses from the clutches of ISIS militants in Iraq, the Minister in Charge of Non-Resident Keralite Affairs (Norka) K C Joseph was conspicuous by his absence.

05 Jul 2014

Shibu Looking Forward to Meeting Modi as PM

When Narendra Modi swears in as the Prime Minister of the country, one UDF leader who will heave a sigh of relief in Kerala will be a Minister in the Oommen Chandy Cabinet-  Labour Minister Shibu Baby John!

21 May 2014

Cutting Across Caste Barriers, a 'Tantric' Wave Sweeps State

The state witnesses a significant surge in the number of people from different backgrounds belonging to different castes, seeking to learn tantric rituals

19 May 2014

Exit Poll Predictions Miss the Bus

While the Lok Sabha exit polls were able to predict the electoral outcome for the country, that of a clean sweep by the BJP and allies, NDA riding on the Modi wave, the poll pundits were way off the mark in Kerala.

17 May 2014

Candidates Busy as D-Day Nears

While Shashi Tharoor was in New Delhi, Bennet Abraham went to Santhigiri. The schedule of O Rajagopal was hectic - attending functions

15 May 2014

Kudumbashree's Farming Project Gets Good Response

When Shoukath Ali from Malappuram wanted to cultivate paddy in his 50 cents of wetland, he could hardly find any agriculture workers to assist him.

12 May 2014

Technopark Firm's HR Product a Big Hit

Exenta HRMS is a platform that integrates and automates the entire workforce management into a one-stop business information system

03 May 2014

Rural Banking Services: Akshaya to Set up 1,535 Kiosks in the State

After the successful implementation of E-Krishi and E-Vidya, Akshaya is now focusing on connecting the rural households to banking services by way of kiosks that will be rolled out in 1535 locations across the state.

30 Apr 2014

Govt to Tone up Functioning of ITIs in State

To improve the functioning to the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in the state, the Kerala State Industrial Training Department (KSITD), under the Ministry of Labour, is all set to modernise the infrastructural facilities and upgrade the internal efficiency of the 75-odd government-run ITIs in the state.

29 Apr 2014

Confusion over Restriction on Sale of Scheduled H1 Drugs

46 antibiotics, including anti-TB medicines and psychotropic drugs, have been included in the notification to prevent pharmacies from selling them over the counter.

17 Apr 2014

Bogus TT Academy Told to Refund Money to Government

The State Government has issued orders to recover Rs 10 lakh allotted to ‘Table Tennis Academy’ along with interest after it found that such an academy is a non-existent one.

15 Apr 2014

LS Poll: All 3 Political Camps Hopeful of Victory in T’Puram

Even before the indelible ink marking of 68.69 per cent voters of T’Puram Lok Sabha constituency, who had already decided the winner, dries, all three political camps - UDF, LDF and BJP - are predicting that their respective candidates would sail through with a clear mandate.

12 Apr 2014

Waving Worksheet at Nasty Remarks

When Shashi Tharoor set out to woo voters here as the Congress candidate in 2009, even his own partymen were taken aback by the high-voltage charm he exuded.

30 Mar 2014

PM, Antony to Campaign in State

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress heavyweight A K Antony are also expected to reach the state for the campaigning.

28 Mar 2014

Campaign to Enter High-voltage Phase

The campaigning for Lok Sabha polls in the state will enter a high-voltage phase when national leaders of political parties start making a beeline from next week.

28 Mar 2014

NOT 'A' Determining Factor

When Prashant Kurup from Attingal constituency walked in to cast his vote in the last two polls, curious eyes followed him into the election booth.

24 Mar 2014

It's Poaching Time; Left and Right

If  lack of participatory discourse and ill-treatment meted out to the coalition partners are the main reasons cited by SJ(D) when it walked out of the LDF in 2009, it is no different for RSP in 2014.

14 Mar 2014

It's Poaching Time in Kerala Politics; Left and Right

Citing ill-treatment and denial of seats, smaller regional parties are in serach of greener pastures

14 Mar 2014

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