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CM promises to give salary arrears to nurses back from Iraq

CM promises to give salary arrears to nurses back from Iraq

Thiruvananthapuram, Jul 12, 2014: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday assured that the 46 nurses from Kerala, who were evacuated from violence-hit Iraq recently, would get their salary arrears amount shortly. Salary arrears would be collected through Indian embassy and it would be given to nurses, he said at a meeting convened here by Non-Resident […]

BSNL Kerala clocks impressive Rs 412 cr profit

BSNL Kerala clocks impressive Rs 412 cr profit

Thiruvananthapuram, Jul 12, 2014: Kerala Circle of BSNL in FY 2013-14 recorded a net profit of Rs 412 crore, up by Rs 126 crore over the previous year. The company had made a profit of Rs 286 crore in 2012-13, circle Chief General Manager MSS Rao told reporters here. The circle recorded a total revenue […]

Strong quake hits northern Japan, triggers small tsunami

Strong quake hits northern Japan, triggers small tsunami

Tokyo, Jul 12, 2014: A strong earthquake hit Japan’s northern coast near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The earthquake on early Saturday triggered a small tsunami. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said the 6.8-magnitude quake struck 10 kilometers (6 miles) below the sea surface off the coast of Fukushima. The quake […]

More than 50 lakh perform ‘Govardhan Parikrama’

More than 50 lakh perform ‘Govardhan Parikrama’

Mathura, Jul 12, 2014: Nearly 50 lakh pilgrims from different parts of the country have performed ‘Parikrama’ (circling) of holy hillock Govardhan during the ongoing Mudiya Poono fair in Govardhan town. The rush of pilgrims since last night is unprecedented. Till Friday evening, at least 50 lakh pilgrims have performed parikrama of Govardhan,” Mela Officer […]

Plea to constitute an expert panel for revival of Vallarpadam ICTT

Plea to constitute an expert panel for revival of Vallarpadam ICTT

Kochi, Jul 12, 2014: Cochin Port Officers Association urged Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to constitute a high-level committee torecommend remedial measurers for the revival of the Vallarpadam International Container Transhipment Terminal. The association also made a strong plea for a one time financial assistance by the Centre to […]

Heavy rains in Mullaperiyar catchment areas

Heavy rains in Mullaperiyar catchment areas

Idukki, Jul 12, 2014: Heavy rains lashed catchment areas of Mullaperiyar Dam since Thursday night, leading copious inflow of 1,352 cusecs. The water level in the dam, which irrigates southern districts in Tamil Nadu, increased from 112.39 ft to 113.39 ft, PWD officials said. Various parts of Theni District, bordering Kerala, including Uthamapalayam and Veerapandi […]

Manmohan still enjoys immunity: DoJ tells U.S court

Manmohan still enjoys immunity: DoJ tells U.S court

Washington, Jul 11, 2014: Former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh continues to enjoy immunity in an alleged human rights violation case filed against him in a U.S court even though he is no longer the head of the State, the U.S Department of Justice has said. The U.S Department of Justice informed this to a […]

Veteran actress Zohra Sehgal cremated

Veteran actress Zohra Sehgal cremated

New Delhi, Jul 11, 2014: Family and friends bid farewell to veteran actress Zohra Sehgal, who was cremated here on Friday. The last rites of the 102-year-old actress, who died on Thursday, were performed at the Lodhi Road crematorium by her son Pawan in the presence of her daughter Kiran and grandchildren. Former Delhi chief […]

Kerala to oppose Centre’s new foodgrain procurement policy

Kerala to oppose Centre’s new foodgrain procurement policy

Thiruvananthapuram, Jul 11, 2014: UDF government will oppose the reported foodgrain policy of the NDA government that bars states from paying bonus amount for procurement than the minimum support price fixed by the Centre if it adversely affects farmers, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told. However, Chandy said there were only media reports in this regard, […]

Over 2,000 polytechnic seats lying vacant in TN

Over 2,000 polytechnic seats lying vacant in TN

Chennai, July 11, 2014: At least 2,176 of the total 5,980 seats in polytechnic colleges in Tamil Nadu are lying vacant this academic year, Higher Education Minister P Palaniappan informed the State Assembly today. Higher Education Minister P Palaniappan said of the total 5,980 seats available in polytechnic colleges across the state, only 3,804 seats […]

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