Kerala News Headlines

Navi Mumbai to get a World Trade Centre

Mumbai , Dec 18

Navi Mumbai, spread across Thane and Raigad districts on the mainland in Maharashtra, will get its own independent World Trade Centre, a top official announced here Thursday.

Tamil Nadu in flux, political actors face uncertainty

Chennai , Dec 18 The year 2014 could be described as one of rapid change for Tamil Nadu - most of it owing to court decisions - with political big-wigs staring at uncertainty.

Indian test rocket lifts off with crew module

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) , Dec 18

India's heaviest test rocket with an experimental crew module blasted off from the spaceport here Thursday morning.

Government to hike honorarium of Asha workers

Thiruvananthapuram / December 17

Health Minister V S Sivakumar has said that the State Government will initiate steps to increase the monthly honorarium of Asha (Accredited Social Health Activists) workers in the state to Rs 1000. He added that he will hold consultations with Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and the Minister for Panchayats M K Muneer on the possibility of enhancing the honorarium of Asha workers in co-operation with local self government bodies.

He was speaking at a meeting of trade union leaders organized here in Trivandrum on Wednesday.

Chandy made witness in Solar scam judicial probe

Kochi , Dec 17

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, a few of his cabinet colleagues and two party MPs figure in the list of witnesses in the ongoing Solar scam judicial probe. The list was made public Wednesday.

Small was big for southern cinema

Chennai , Dec 18 Small was big down south. Low budget films, which were high on creative content, emerged as the real winners in 2014. Offerings like "Yaamirukka Bayamey" and "Karthikeya" not only set the cash registers ringing but also spelt profit for the investors in the southern filmdom, which otherwise registered a mere five percent hits out of about 500 releases.

India successfully test fires its heaviest rocket

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) , Dec 18

India Thursday moved forward in rocket technology with the successful flight testing of its heaviest next generation rocket and the crew module.

Atletico sneak into ISL final with win over FC Goa

Margaon , Dec 17

Seasoned campaigner Borja Fernandez found the net off the cross bar to propel Atletico de Kolkata into the Indian Super League final with a dramatic 4-2 tie-breaker win over FC Goa here Wednesday.

Ranji: Vinay bowls Karnataka to victory, Haryana beat Maharashtra

New Delhi , Dec 17

Medium pacer R. Vinay Kumar's six for 34 helped Karnataka bowl out Bengal for 227 runs and win the match by nine wickets on the fourth day of a Ranji Trophy match at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata while hosts Haryana rode on Mohit Sharma's five-wicket haul to beat Maharashtra by 53 runs in Rohtak Wednesday.

Kerala lifts ban on poultry products

Thiruvananthapuram , Dec 17

The ban on poultry products that was imposed last month in 13 villages has been lifted, said a Kerala minister.