Regional News Headlines

Kerala Police to probe non-execution of late actress's will

Thiruvananthapuram , May 23

The Crime Branch of the Kerala Police will probe a complaint lodged by M. Shankar Raman, brother of late actress Srividya, that former minister and legislator K.B. Ganesh Kumar did not execute her will even nine years after her death.

We have faith in judiciary: Cricketer Sreesanth's mother

Kochi , May 23

Former India pace bowler S. Sreesanth's mother has expressed full faith in the judiciary as a court in Delhi is expected to deliver its verdict on May 29 on framing charges against the cricketer for his alleged involvement in a match fixing case registered against him and few others in 2013.

Suriya's friendly gesture for actor Rahman

Chennai , May 23

Tamil star Suriya is set to travel to Kochi to promote upcoming Malayalam film "Lavender", which features actor Rahman, who recently played an important role in the former's Tamil home production "36 Vayadhinile".

Rahul Gandhi to visit Kerala

New Delhi , May 22

Taking forward his proactive role, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi would undertake a two-day trip to Kerala next week, during which he is scheduled to meet fishermen and rubber growers.

New OSS policy to add strategic value to 'Digital India' drive: Expert

Thiruvananthapuram , May 22

The central government's new policy which mandates the use of Open Source Software (OSS) for e-Governance applications will add strategic value to the "Digital India" drive, an expert said on Friday.

More research needed in nano-technology: Experts

Thiruvananthapuram , May 23

Experts from various fields of medicine on Saturday spoke on the need for more research in areas of nano-technology and integration between the various systems of medicine.

The iron lady of Tamil Nadu

Chennai , May 23 J. Jayalalithaa, often described as the 'Iron Lady of Tamil Nadu', returned to power on Saturday - after a seven month break that ended when she was acquitted in a corruption case, bringing joy to her party cadres and an apparent relief to several sections of the people.

Gujjar agitation hits Maharashtra, MP Railway network

Mumbai , May 22

Peak summer holiday crowds were badly hit by the ongoing 24-hour agitation by Gujjars in Kota division of Rajasthan with scores of train services disrupted, a Western Railway official said here on Friday.

G. Mohan Kumar appointed new defence secretary

New Delhi , May 22

Defence production secretary G. Mohan Kumar was on Friday appointed the new defence secretary for two years, an official statement said.

Modern techniques required to detect faults: ISRO

Thiruvananthapuram , May 22

Modern techniques are required to detect faults before a system failure happens, a top Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) official said here on Friday.