Regional News Headlines

Goals galore in Subroto Cup football

New Delhi , Sep 17

West Bengal's Krishnadevpur High School (KDP) thrashed Sri Lanka Defence School from Colombo 20-0 to log full points in a Pool A match of the 55th Subroto Cup International Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium here Wednesday.

Kerala hikes water tariff, taxes on liquor, tobacco

Thiruvananthapuram , Sep 17

The Kerala government Wednesday hiked taxes on liquor and tobacco products, and water charges, land registration and stamp duty in a bid to tide over a financial crunch.

Bureaucrat asking me to quit as governor wrong: Dikshit

New Delhi , Sep 13

Former Kerala governor Sheila Dikshit Saturday said that the way she was asked to quit was not right.

Shuttler Prannoy clinches Indonesian Masters title

Palembang (Indonesia) , Sep 14

Indian badminton touched another high Sunday when youngster H.S. Prannoy clinched the men's singles title of the $125,000 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold here Sunday.

Sreejesh key pillar of our fort: Sunil

Incheon (South Korea) , Sep 17

India's hockey forward S.V. Sunil Wednesday heaped praise on vice captain P.R. Sreejesh for being the pillar of strength for the team and also credited the Kerala goalkeeper for helping him evolve as a player.

Kamal Haasan discharged from hospital

Chennai , Sep 17

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who was admitted to a private hospital here following a bout of food poisoning, was discharged Wednesday. He will resume shooting from Thursday, said his manager.

Only spokespersons authorised to speak: Congress

New Delhi , Sep 15

The Congress Monday issued a virtual gag order on its leaders from speaking to the media and said only spokespersons were authorised to speak on behalf of the party.

New hockey format will be an advantage, says Sreejesh

Incheon (South Korea) , Sep 16

The new format of hockey will add a lot of zing to the sport as players will be able to re-energise themselves during the break between the quarters which will be an advantage for teams, including India, goalkeeper and vice-captain P.R. Sreejesh said Tuesday.

Sachin's Kerala Blasters unveil logo

Kochi , Sep 15

Kerala Blasters, Kochi-based football franchise of the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) co-owned by cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, unveiled their team log here Monday.

90 percent of Kerala diaspora in Middle East: Study

Thiruvananthapuram , Sep 17

As much as 90 percent of Kerala's 23.63 lakh diaspora is in the various Middle East countries, says a study released here Wednesday.