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Sharmila bats for zero tolerance towards violence

Sharmila bats for zero tolerance towards violence

Stressing on the importance of eradicating domestic violence from grass root level, veteran actress Sharmila Tagore today appealed women Panchayat leaders to take serious steps to put an end to the problem. The 70-year-old actress was the guest of honour at inaugural ceremony of Institute of Social Sciences’ two-day event to celebrate Women’s Political Empowerment […]

Kerala to promote tourist spots through films

Kerala to promote tourist spots through films

The Kerala government has launched a new initiative under its ‘Visit Kerala campaign’ to join hands with the movie industry for film tourism, a growing phenomenon worldwide, that could promote the state’s picturesque tourist destinations through movies. “With this collaborative initiative, Kerala tourism can tap maximum potential out of film tourism using the Indian film […]

Making speech and not calling off rally a ‘mistake': Kejriwal

Making speech and not calling off rally a ‘mistake': Kejriwal

Two days after a farmer from Rajasthan hanged himself from a tree in full public gaze at an AAP rally in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal apologised for not calling off the event and admitted that his making a speech was a “mistake”. Under fire over his handling of the issue that has snowballed into […]

Kedarnath shrine opens its gates for devotees

Kedarnath shrine opens its gates for devotees

The gates of the ancient Kedarnath shrine were thrown open for devotees amid elaborate rituals on Friday early morning. However, the daily ritualistic puja at Kedranath temple would start only after the opening of the sacred portals of Bhairavnath temple on April 26, President of Kedarnath-Badrinath Temple Trust, Ganesh Gadiyal said. The idol had reached […]

Xiaomi unveils Mi 4i smartphone, priced at Rs 12,999

Xiaomi unveils Mi 4i smartphone, priced at Rs 12,999

Chinese handset maker Xiaomi unveiled the new Mi 4i smartphone in New Delhi. The smartphone has been built keeping in mind the Indian consumers, according to the company. It is priced at Rs 12,999 and will be available on Flipkart starting April 30. The Mi 4i comes with a 5-inch 1080p display, an 8-core 64-bit […]

Sachin Tendulkar turns 42

Sachin Tendulkar turns 42

Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar turned 42 on Friday. It has been 16 months since Sachin Tendulkar retired from international cricket, but he continues to receive the same amount of adulation and cheers wherever he goes. Sachin may have taken farewell from the game he loved and served in the right earnest but tries his […]

Chandy holds mass contact programme at Kochi

Chandy holds mass contact programme at Kochi

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy announced seven projects including centralised sewage treatment plant for resolving Kochi’s waste disposal issues and tender process for setting up a cancer centre here. Addressing people at his Mass Contact Programme (MCP) venue here in Kochi, the Chief Minister also announced city gas projects that brings cooking gas to household […]

BSNL offers free pan-India calling from landline

BSNL offers free pan-India calling from landline

To boost landline business, the state-run BSNL on Thursday announced unlimited free calling scheme during night hours from its fixed line phones to any operator including mobile phones anywhere in the country from 1 May. The scheme would be operational between 9 pm to 7 am and would cover all type of connections, BSNL said […]

Ram Gopal Varma criticises Mammootty, praises Dulquer

Ram Gopal Varma criticises Mammootty, praises Dulquer

Bollywood director Ram Gopal Varma has waded into controversy again by stating that the three time national award winning Malayalam actor Mammootty was a ‘junior artiste’ compared to his son Dulquer Salmaan. After watching the latest Mani Ratnam film “O Kadhal Kanmani”, Ram Gopal Varma tweeted, “Mammootty’s son will make Kerala proud in the non-Kerala […]

Vayalar Ravi, two others sworn-in as RS members

Vayalar Ravi, two others sworn-in as RS members

Senior Congress leader Vayalar Ravi was among three newly elected members of Rajya Sabha who took oath on Thursday. The three members, all from Kerala, were sworn in at the start of the opening day of the House, which was reconvened on Thursday. While Ravi has been returned to the House for the fourth term, […]

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