Regional News Headlines

Coconut production in Andhra, Kerala and Karnataka shows dip

Kochi , April 27

Coconut production in Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka is showing a decline, while it is increasing in Tamil Nadu, Odisha, West Bengal and Maharashtra, according to a statistical survey by the Coconut Development Board (CDB), it was announced on Monday.

Sushma promises to bring back Keralites from Nepal

New Delhi , April 27

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has assured the Kerala government that around 250 Keralites stranded in quake-hit Nepal would be brought back, a state minister said on Monday.

Kerala excise minister denies graft charges

Thiruvananthapuram , April 27

Kerala Excise Minister K. Babu on Monday denied charges that he received Rs.10 crore in bribe for reducing the annual liquor fees of bars.

Motorsports: Ali, Musthafa adjudged champs

Coimbatore , April 26

Kolkata's S.K. Ajgar Ali and navigator Mohd. Musthafa from Erode won the Overall and Pro-Expert titles in the second round of the FMSCI Indian National TSD Rally Championship here on Sunday.

Five pipe bombs found in Sree Padmanabha temple

Thiruvananthapuram , April 26

Five suspected pipe bombs were found packed in gunny bags in a pond of the famed Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple here, police said on Sunday.

Petronet being probed over gas purchase contracts

New Delhi , April 27

State-run Petronet LNG is being investigated for alleged irregularities in gas purchase contracts, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told parliament on Monday.

For a thousand entrepreneurs in three years

Thiruvananthapuram , April 27

To ignite young minds to the importance of constant ideation and innovation, a visiting scholar from the US is holding workshops in India so as to prepare 1,000 entrepreneurs in three years.

Anderson offers to pay for faux tuskers for Thissur Pooram

Thrissur , April 27

Hollywood actress Pamela Anderson has extended her support to pay for 30 life-sized bamboo and papier-mache elephants to replace live pachiderms at this year's Thrissur Pooram festival - billed as the 'mother of all festivals' in Kerala.

Kerala announces 'revised' class X results

Thiruvananthapuram , April 26

After dithering for six days, the Kerala government on Sunday came out with the revised class X senior school-leaving certificate results which showed minor differences from the flawed one which was released earlier.

Goa's ageing population becoming cause for concern

Panaji , April 26 Holiday destination Goa, that is increasingly drawing retirees, is just "one or two" generations away from being a haven for geriatrics, top medical professionals warn.