Kerala News Headlines

Eminent Kannada writer Ananthamurthy dead

Bangalore , Aug 22

Renowned Kannada writer and literary critic U.R. Ananthamurthy died here Friday after a brief illness. He was 82.

Kerala liquor policy to make state 'dry' in a decade

Thiruvananthapuram , Aug 22

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.

Mixed reactions to Kerala's new liquor policy

Thiruvananthapuram , Aug 22

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.

Wine bone of contention in Kerala's new liquor policy

Thiruvananthapuram , Aug 22

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.

Fix airfares ceiling, Kerala asks Centre

Thiruvananthapuram , Aug 22

The central government should take appropriate steps to fix a ceiling on airfares in the Middle-East sector, said a Kerala minister.

Mullaperiyar storage level will be raised to 152 feet: Jayalalithaa

Chennai , Aug 22

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.

Suggestions invited from states to improve MSME sector

New Delhi , Aug 22

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.

Kerala clears Rs.1,200-crore infrastructure project

Thiruvananthapuram , Aug 22

The Kerala government has given the go-ahead for a Rs.1,200-crore investment proposal here, said a statement issued Friday.

Drinking part of Goa's culture, no prohibition: BJP leader

Panaji , Aug 22

Prohibition cannot come in Goa because drinking is part of Goa's culture, BJP state vice-president Wilfred Mesquita said Friday.

Kerala readies new liquor policy

Thiruvananthapuram , Aug 22

Kerala's new liquor policy would be submitted to the high court on Aug 26, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Friday.