Kerala News Headlines

Court to hear Dikshit's plea against fine Dec 3

New Delhi , Oct 31

The Delhi High Court Friday posted, for Dec 3, the case filed by former chief minister Sheila Dikshit against Rs.3 lakh fine imposed on her by a lower court here, after she faile d to appear before it in a defamation case filed by her against BJP leader Vijender Gupta.

India announce squad for AFC U-19 Women's Championship qualifiers

New Delhi , Oct 31

Head coach Priya P.V. has named a 23-member India squad for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-19 Women's Championship China 2015 qualifiers starting Wednesday in Amman, Jordan.

Low key birthday celebrations for Chandy

Thiruvananthapuram , Oct 31

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy celebrated a low-key 71st birthday Friday. He visited the church, heard people's complaints and met school children.

Seven Indian sailors freed after four years pirates' captivity

Thiruvananthapuram , Oct 30

Seven Indian sailors on vessel MV Asphalt Venture, kidnapped off east Africa by Somali pirates in September 2010, have been released, a functionary in Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's office said Thursday.

Rubber cultivation in northeast vital to meet demand

Agartala , Oct 30

The Rubber Board has decided to expand cultivation of rubber in non-traditional areas of northeastern region to meet the increasing demand, an official said Thursday.

Court reprieve for 250 Kerala hotel bars

Kochi , Oct 31

A Kerala High Court division bench Friday stayed for a month, Thursday's single judge bench verdict directing 250 two and three star bars to close immediately.

Neera: farmers' lucky charm, drinkers' delight

Thiruvananthapuram , Oct 31 After waiting in the wings for long, thanks to bureaucratic delays, neera, a coconut water-based non-alcoholic drink, appears to have finally come of age and is all set to become the coconut farmers' lucky charm and the drinkers' delight.

Hilton Chennai Culinary Express offers Hyderabadi delicacies

Chennai , Oct 31 The Culinary Express at the Ayna restaurant in Hilton Chennai at Guindy is now chugging at good pace with the on-going Hyderabadi food festival - the second in the series, the hotel's top chef said.

Kerala Blasters beat FC Pune City to win first ISL match

Pune , Oct 30

Kerala Blasters FC registered their first win of the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament, defeating hosts FC Pune City 2-1 in a close contest at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium here.

Kerala HC allows heritage, four-star hotels to serve liquor

Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram , Oct 30

Hours after a single-judge bench of the Kerala High Court Thursday allowed 62 heritage, four-and five-star hotel bars to operate from Thursday, it dismissed a fresh petition from the two-and three-star hotels seeking permission to operate for two more weeks.