Kerala News Headlines

Govt. sanctions Rs. 10 crore for 'Operation Anantha'

Thiruvananthapuram:May 06

The State Government has decided to sanction Rs. 10 crore for the flood mitigation works currently underway at Thampanoor and East Fort areas in Thiruvananthapuram.

The decision was taken at Wednesday's Cabinet meeting, an official press release quoted the local MLA and Minister for Health V S Sivakumar as saying.

The minister revealed that the cabinet arrived at the decision to sanction the fund after Minister for Urban Affairs Manjalamkuzhy Ali and he apprised the cabinet of the situation in Thampanoor.

State finance ministers to meet on Thursday

Thiruvananthapuram , May 6

The two-day meeting of the empowered committee of state finance ministers, starting here on Thursday, will be a crucial one as the Lok Sabha gave its nod to a pan-India goods and services tax regime, Kerala Finance Minister K.M. Mani said here on Wednesday.

Toonz entering feature films segment

Thiruvananthapuram , May 6

Market leader in animation, Toonz, that set up shop 16 years back in the Technopark campus here, is entering the commercial films arena with New Zealand as its base.

Petroleum products, alcohol excluded from GST regime

New Delhi , May 6

By subsuming most indirect taxes levied by the central and state governments like excise, service tax, VAT and sales tax, the pan-India goods and services tax (GST) regime has proposed to facilitate a common market in the country.

Hindu, Muslim girls marry earliest; Jains, Christians later

New Delhi

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Jamia receives record admission applications

New Delhi , May 6

Jamia Millia Islamia received a record 1,49,148 applications for over 6,000 seats in the academic year 2015-16, the central university said in a statement on Wednesday.

Kerala Police to organise internships for students at cyber cells

Kochi , May 6

The Kerala Police will organise internships for engineering college students at cyber cells in police stations to sensitise and train them to fight cyber crimes.

Kerala government to fund schools for mentally-challenged

Thiruvananthapuram , May 6

In a major effort towards realisation of the dreams of hundreds of mentally-challenged children, the Kerala government on Wednesday decided to fund, in a phased manner, the expenses of schools for such children.

Sonia attacks government over vacant CIC post

New Delhi , May 6

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday slammed the government for failing to fill the post of the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC), saying it was trying to "shield" itself from scrutiny.

Open source tools crucial for government: IT expert

Thiruvananthapuram , May 6

Open Source tools for data science domains such as data mining, analytics and big data, previously used in the Information Technology (IT) industry, are increasingly becoming important for governments across the world, said Graham Williams, a data scientist at Togaware and the Australia Taxation office.