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Mars Orbiter Mission completes 300 days in space

Mars Orbiter Mission completes 300 days in space

In a major boost to the Indian scientific community, the Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan), on its maiden tryst with the red planet, has completed 300 days of its journey in space and is just 23 days away from reaching its intended orbit. “Mars Orbiter Mission completes 300 days in space. Just 23 days more to […]

Tharoor criticizes Kerala govt’s decision to ban liquor

Tharoor criticizes Kerala govt’s decision to ban liquor

Former Union minister and Congress MP from Kerala, Shashi Tharoor criticized the Oommen Chandy government’s decision to ban liquor in the state saying it will have a large impact on the revenue and tourism of the state. “It is a widely popular decision, but there are issues with which people have not yet grappled. One […]

12 Indian firms in Forbes’ 50 best companies in Asia-Pacific

12 Indian firms in Forbes’ 50 best companies in Asia-Pacific

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), HCL Technologies and HDFC Bank are among the 50 best public companies in Asia-Pacific according to a compilation by Forbes, which ranked India second behind China as home to the “world’s next growth engines”. The Forbes 2014 ‘honour roll of the Fabulous 50′ lists best of Asia-Pacific’s biggest publicly traded companies. […]

Murder of RSS activist: Hartal hits life in Kerala

Murder of RSS activist: Hartal hits life in Kerala

The day-long hartal called by RSS in Kerala to protest murder of an activist in Kannur district disrupted normal life across the state. Buses, taxis and autorickshaws kept off the roads and shops remained closed all over the state. The state government has declared a holiday for educational institutions, including professional colleges and universities postponed […]

Centre extends visa of Taslima Nasreen for a year

Centre extends visa of Taslima Nasreen for a year

Controversial writer Taslima Nasreen, living in exile since 1994, has been given one-year visa by the Centre and allowed to stay in India till August 2015. The 51-year-old writer was last month given two months temporary visa after the Home Ministry decided to initiate a verification process of her visa application. “The writer’s visa has […]

Govt recommends Sathasivam’s name as Kerala governor

Govt recommends Sathasivam’s name as Kerala governor

Government has recommended the name of former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam for appointment as governor of Kerala. Official sources said that Sathasivam’s name has been sent by the Home Ministry to the Rashtrapati Bhavan to succeed Sheila Dikshit who quit a few days ago. A formal announcement from Rashtrapati Bhavan is expected after […]

Japan to invest over $33.58 billion in India

Japan to invest over $33.58 billion in India

Japan announced doubling of its private and public investment in India to about $34 billion over the next five years even as the two countries decided to elevate their ties to a Special Strategic Global Partnership but failed to conclude a civil nuclear deal. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe during […]

V.S slams Chandy over SC observation in palmolein case

V.S slams Chandy over SC observation in palmolein case

CPI(M)-led LDF opposition in Kerala on Monday took pot shots at Chief Minister Oommen Chandy over certain adverse observations made by the Supreme Court in connection with the two-decade old palmolein oil import corruption case. Seizing on certain critical observations made by the apex court while considering a plea by him seeking a CBI probe, […]

MG varsity’s new Vice-Chancellor assumes charge

MG varsity’s new Vice-Chancellor assumes charge

Dr Babu Sebastian has assumed charge as the new Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University. Outgoing Governor Sheila Dixit has signed the order regarding the appointment on Saturday. He was selected from the three member panel put forward by the selection committee. Previous Vice Chancellor of MG University, Dr AV George, was removed in May on […]

Plus two case: HC dismisses appeals filed by state govt

Plus two case: HC dismisses appeals filed by state govt

The Kerala High Court dismissed appeals filed by the state government in the Plus two case and said it fully endorsed the single judge’s order that the decision making process was ‘vitiated’. “We do not find any substance in the contention of the state and we decline to interfere with the single judge’s order’, a […]

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