Regional News Headlines

Scarcity of food, water in Yemen: Indian returnee

Thiruvananthapuram , March 30

There is a shortage of food and water in Yemen and continuous bombing and shelling is taking place in the country, an Indian expatriate has said on returning to Kerala.

Curtains come down on Kochi Biennale after 108 days

Kochi , March 29

The second edition of the 108-day-long Kochi Muziris Biennale (KMB), billed as country's biggest contemporary-art festival came to a close as the sun went down in this Kerala port city on Sunday.

Amrita varsity ties up with Dutch university

Bengaluru , March 29

Leading higher education provider Amrita University has entered into an agrement with Vrije University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands to extend its collaboration to more departments and programmes.

Kerala Christians observe Palm Sunday

Thiruvananthapuram , March 29

Churches in Kerala on Sunday were crowded on the occasion of Palm Sunday.

Poonam Mahajan elected first woman president of BFI

Pune , March 28

For the first time since its inception in 1950, the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) got a woman as its president when Poonam Mahajan was unanimously elected the head of the federation here on Saturday.

Kerala actor, four women get bail

Kochi , March 30

Budding Malayalam actor Shine Tom Chacko and four women, arrested for possessing and consuming cocaine, were granted bail by the Kerala High Court on Monday, after spending 59 days in custody.

India to airlift nationals from Yemen, sending ship

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram , March 29

India said on Sunday that it would airlift its nationals from unrest-hit Yemen and is also sending a large ship to the Yemeni capital as Saudi Arabia-led Arab coalition warplanes continued airstrikes against the Shia Houthi rebels for the fourth consecutive day.

Lift 'no fly zone' restriction: India urges Saudi Arabia

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram , March 29

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has urged the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to persuade Saudi Arabia to lift the ban on flying through its air space to help stranded Indians in Yemen fly home, said a Kerala minister.

George issue continues to trouble Chandy government

Thiruvananthapuram , March 28

The crisis in the Oommen Chandy government in Kerala continues unabated with both Finance Minister K.M. Mani and his Kerala Congress-Mani (KC-M) party colleague P.C. George sticking to their stands.

Congress favours aged leaders for Rajya Sabha from Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram , March 28

The Congress has chosen to support candidates who are over 70 years for the Rajya Sabha elections from Kerala, a move which as left younger party workers unhappy, whereas the CPI-M has supported young blood.