Munnar hartal a protest against CPI, says CPI(M)

Idukki , November 20

In what could be seen as a sign of the ongoing spat between the CPI(M) and CPI leaderships finding resonance at the the grassroots level, the local leadership of the CPI(M) in Munnar town has said that Tuesday’s hartal is virtually a protest against the CPI.

After 500 films, Malayalam cinema's cult actor Venu to be honoured

Thiruvananthapuram , Nov 20

Actor Nedumudi Venu has had a long and eventful association with the Malayalam film industry, that saw him acting in 500 films over 40 years. To honour the 69-year-old "gentleman" film actor, a cultural night will be hosted here on November 26.

In a first, three giants of Malayalam films unite

Thiruvananthapuram , Nov 20

In a first for the Malayalam film industry, three superstars in their own area of work are coming together for a film -- superstar Mohanlal, blockbuster director Shaji Kailas and hugely popular writer Renji Panicker.

Rahul Rawail replaces Sujoy Ghosh at IFFI

Mumbai , Nov 20

Filmmaker Rahul Rawail has replaced Sujoy Ghosh as the the chief of the jury for the Indian Panorama section at the 48th International Film Festival Of India (IFFI), which kickstarted in Goa on Monday.

CPI-M office stoned in Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram , Nov 19

The Communist Party of India-Marxist's district office here was stoned on Sunday evening, a day after City Mayor V.K. Prasanth suffered injuries in a scuffle between CPI-M and BJP councillors.

Ranji Trophy: Victories for Gujarat, Kerala, Vidharba

Surat , Nov 20

In the sixth round, Gujarat spinner Siddharth Desai bagged a five-wicket haul to bowl out Rajasthan for 341 runs, helping the defending champions clinch victory by an innings and 107 runs on the final day in the Group B contest of the Ranji Trophy at the Lalabhai Contractor Stadium here on Monday.

Paraguay national caught with Rs 4 crore cocaine

New Delhi , Nov 20

The CISF has caught a Paraguay national from Cochin airport in Kerala for illegally carrying 3.69 kg cocaine worth Rs 4 crore in the international market, an official said here on Monday.