Renowned Kannada writer and literary critic U.R. Ananthamurthy died here Friday after a brief illness. He was 82.
The Kerala government's intention to bring about prohibition in a phased manner has begun with a new liquor policy that will turn the state into a dry one in a decade.
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's announcement of only five-star hotels serving liquor from the next fiscal and prohibition in the state in 10 years is generating a mixed response.
Even as Kerala's new liquor policy, which aims to achieve total prohibition in the state in the next ten years, will be submitted to the high court Tuesday, wine appears to have been caught in a tangle.
The central government should take appropriate steps to fix a ceiling on airfares in the Middle-East sector, said a Kerala minister.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday said her government would take necessary steps to increase the water storage levels in the Mullaperiyar Dam to 152 feet.
Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Minister Kalraj Mishra Friday said the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government is committed to the growth of the sector and invited support and suggestions from the states and the union territories in policy-making.
The Kerala government has given the go-ahead for a Rs.1,200-crore investment proposal here, said a statement issued Friday.
Prohibition cannot come in Goa because drinking is part of Goa's culture, BJP state vice-president Wilfred Mesquita said Friday.
Kerala's new liquor policy would be submitted to the high court on Aug 26, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Friday.