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Kerala Blog Express initiative wins ‘Oscar’ of Indian Advertising
Kerala Tourism global blogger driven campaign wins ABBY Award After setting the blogosphere alight with memorable travel narratives from across God’s Own Country, Kerala Blog Express - Kerala Tourism’s pioneering blogger outreach programme - has gained added traction. The third edition ...
‘Velvet’ female condom launched
Health Minister Nadda launches Made in India affordable ‘Velvet’ female condom •             A game-changer for women empowerment, says minister Mr. J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare has formally launche ...
Muziris Project should spread message of Indian cosmopolitanism: President Pranab Mukherjee
The Kerala Tourism’s ambitious Muziris Heritage Project, a mammoth conservation undertaking based on archaeological findings on the ancient Spice Route linking India’s maritime contacts with contemporary ancient civilizations, was inaugurated by Shri Pranab Mukherjee, President of India at K ...
Kerala State Tourism Advisory Committee Reconstituted
Kerala Government has reconstituted the State Tourism Advisory Committee, headed by the Minister for Tourism, Kerala for next two years with new members and trade representatives on the board. Mr. Kamal V Rao IASs, Principal Secretary, Tourism will be the Vice Chairman of the Committee and Ms. ...
International Humanitarian Award to Dr. Siddeek Ahmed
Dr. Siddeek Ahmed, Chairman and Managing Director of Eram Group, has been selected for the prestigious ‘International  Humanitarian Award’ in recognition of his contributions to enhance the quality of life of fellow human beings. The award will be presented in the International Interfait ...
Dr C.V. Ananda Bose pitches for youth in UN
The United Nations should induct youngsters at its top leadership and set an example to the world which is seeing a surge in the percentage of youth population, bureaucrat-orator-writer Dr C.V. Ananda Bose said at a convention of the international body. With the world currently having the high ...
Kerala Blog Express Enters Season 3
30 leading bloggers from 25 countries to travel for 2 weeks on Kerala Blog Express Bloggers from Brazil to Belgium and Spain to South Africa took part in the Kerala Blog Express Season 3 that began today ( February 15, 2016). Mr. A P Anilkumar, Minister for Tourism, Kerala flagged off this yea ...
Increasing exports via coir sector vital for economy: Ramesh Chennithala
Home Minister lauds positive changes in sector Growing the country’s export economy is the need of the hour and coir is the ideal sector to make this happen, said Mr. Ramesh Chennithala, Home Minister of Kerala, while inaugurating  the sixth edition of Coir Kerala 2016 at the EMS stadiu ...
All should remain happy, all should remain healthy says PM Narendra Modi
Kerala is the hub of traditional Ayurveda. This is not only due to the long, uninterrupted practice of Ayurveda in this state, but also due to the global popularity of its authentic medicines and therapies, and now, the vast, fast growing network of health resorts and hospitals of Ayurveda, said ...
Kerala Tourism Wins Best Pavilion Award in Madrid
State’s boat race-themed stand a big hit at second largest travel and tourism fair Kerala Tourism has emerged as one among the four winners at FITUR - the second largest travel and tourism fair in the Spain. The tourism department has bagged the award in the destination category along with M ...
Nishagandhi festival: Anoushka Shankar At ‘Home’ in ‘God’s Own Country’
Celebrated musician Anoushka Shankar will draw from both the cultural tempo of ‘God’s Own Country’ and her new album ‘Home’ for her concert at the opening of Kerala’s annual Nishagandhi festival on Wednesday, January 20. As the curtain rises on the eight-day music and dance festiv ...
Kerala Tourism to attract Middle East Travellers
As part of a high-pitched promotional campaign in the Middle East, Kerala Tourism has conductedroadshows in Oman and Bahrain to boost foreign tourist arrivals in the state during the 'Visit Kerala' year."The Middle East is of special significance to us," said Mr. A P Anilkumar, Minister fo ...
Kerala - A film maker’s paradise: SS Rajamouli
“Kerala - God’s own country is sculptured in such a way that it is beautiful in every corner of the state,” said celebrated film director SS Rajamouli. “The best thing about Kerala is that we need not wander more for locations.  It is a filmmaker’s paradise.”  Rajamouli, ...
ICGE a major turning point in gender equality: Mollywood stars
The International Conference for Gender Equality (ICGE), a platform to formulate and exchange ideas free of cultural and language barriers, has been an unqualified success, celebrity attendees said. The delegates, among who featured leading lights of the Malayalam film industry, said the confe ...
Kerala Tourism Makes Foray Into Japanese Market
First-ever road show in Tokyo draws 'enthusiastic response' Kerala Tourism has made its foray into the vast outbound tourism market of Japan, with a first-time road show in the capital Tokyo. As many as 55 leading trade participants from the Japanese travel and tourism industry pa ...
Thekkady wins US$ 1 Million worth International award
Thekkady Named PATA CEO Challenge 2015 Top Destinations The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced the winners of the inaugural US$1 million PATA CEO Challenge 2015. Keralas Thekkady has been adjudged as Top Destination Award in the category of Second and Third Tier Cities while ...
A first for India: Kerala Tourism at the Westminster
British MPs Charmed by 'God's Own Country' at Kerala Tourism Presentation Kerala's time-tested Ayurveda and the enchanting backwaters have wooed the British parliamentarians, in a first-time presentation by an Indian state tourism board at the Westminster. Kerala Tourism ...
A Man With Laudable Thoughts- In conversation with Dr.Siddeek
You are an inspiration among young entrepreneurs in Kerala. What will be your advice to them? Do you have any innovative plans to empower the young entrepreneurs in Kerala? “Young entrepreneurs should work hard and concentrate on their innovative business ideas; the rest will follow, inadve ...
AVA Acquires Melam Brand
AVA group the manufacturer of Medimix soap and a range of allied personal care products has acquired Melam Masala brand for an undisclosed sum. AVA forays in to food business as they bought Melam’s products like masalas, curry powders, spices, pickles, jams and sauces, rice and other products ...
Kerala Tourism calls for entries to International Photo Contest
Kerala Tourism has launched an ‘International Photography Contest’ through its website, calling for entries that would highlight the state’s tourism potential. With www.keralatourism.org facilitating participation from across the world, the competition that began yesterday—with the th ...
Abraham George reelected as President of Kerala Travel Mart Society
New Team headed by Mr. Abraham George will lead Kerala Travel Mart Society 2015-17  Mr. Abraham George, popularly known as Johny in Tourism Industry has been elected as President of Kerala Travel Mart (KTM) for 2015-17 term. He is the Chairman and Managing Director of Kochi based , Intersi ...
Technopark, Taurus inked pact on Phase 3 development
India’s largest information technology park has achieved a major milestone recently as Technopark entered a third phase of its infrastructure development when it signed an agreement with US-based Taurus Investment Holders on the ‘downtown’ project. Being undertaken with Rs 1,200 crore of ...
RezNext Announces Partnership with RAVHAR
RezNext, the world’s only true real-time enterprise distribution technology company has announced partnership with RAVHAR, a leading hospitality company providing central reservations and point of sale solutions to hotels and resorts under the brand name HOSTS.HOSTS-Win caters to the unique requir ...
Technopark puts in place self-reliant waste management system
India’s largest IT Park is going green with a first-of-its-kind integrated and centralised waste management plant, set to be inaugurated on September 30. Mr. P K Kunhalikutty, Minister for IT and Industries, Kerala will inaugurate Technopark’s eco-friendly Solid Waste Management System, ...
Technopark set for next-gen development
Technopark is all set for the next generation of infrastructure development with a Rs 1,200-crore ‘Downtown’ project taking off on Wednesday September 30, 2015. The IT Park will sign the framework agreement with US based Taurus Investment Holdings LLC USA in the presence of Mr. Oommen Chan ...
‘Arteria’ transforms City Walls into Artistry Spaces
More colours will be splashed this year to embrace the festive mood of Onam in the city, as project Arteria, a Tourism Department initiative, seeks to render the city walls with paintings by renowned artists. “The concept of turning city walls into canvases for artistic expressions mainly a ...
Sandesh One to become India’s biggest social entrepreneur platform for women
Kerala women-run microenterprises will offer products, services and solutions locally A first-of-its kind public-private partnership (PPP) social enterprise in Kerala will see the creation of a network of trained women entrepreneurs running micro units that will offer localized, community-leve ...
ASB students take out bike rally to mark Safety Week
Road users were urged to not use mobile phones when driving or take to the wheels while drunk in a series of safety messages sent out by students from the Asian School of Business (ASB) who took out a bike rally in Trivandrum as part of their Safety Week observance. Mr. Jawahar Janard, Assista ...
Kerala’s New Responsible Tourism Campaign inaugurated
Statewide initiative will see RT extended further to rural Kerala Kerala’s statewide campaign focused on Responsible Tourism -titled ‘God’s Own Country, People’s Own Tourism’ - was inaugurated by Mr. Oommen Chandy of Chief Minister  of Kerala at the Legislative Assembly complex ...
New coir acoustic panels offer sustainable design alternative
‘Accoir’ developed by NCRMI and IIID unveiled at Coir Kerala 2015 Researchers in India have developed a coir-based sound paneling system that could offer a superior, low-cost, organic alternative to synthetic acoustic design products currently used in construction, architecture and engine ...
IFFK 2014: 5 films to embellish jury session
The 19th edition of IFFK, which is scheduled to be held at Capital city of Kerala- God’s Own Country has five films in the jury films session. Three films of the jury chairman Xei Fei will be screened. Films of Sumithra Bhave and Resis Celik the two other jury members will also be screened in ...
HLL registers impressive growth; pays Rs. 453 lakhs as dividend
HLL Lifecare Ltd, a public sector healthcare delivery company, has paid Rs. 453 lakhs as dividend to the Government of India for the financial year 2013-14, marking their yet another year of robust performance. HLL, which is headquartered in Kerala’s capital Thiruvananthapuram, grossed a rec ...
Kerala will create digital history on Monday Jan 12
India’s First Hi-Speed Rural Broadband Network in Kerala   Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Communications & IT will be commissioning India’s First Hi-Speed Rural Broadband Network in Idukki District, Kerala under the Digital India Programme at a function to be held in Thiruv ...
Amritanandamayi meets Pope Francis at Vatican
In a historic initiative to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking, spiritual leader and humanitarian icon Mata Amritanandamayi joined hands with world faith leaders in meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican today, declaring her commitment to end the global scourge by 2020. This was for t ...
Kochi Marriott Hotel Opens- A new land Mark for Kochi
Kochi Marriott New Age Hospitality Awaits Your Exploration Marriott International, one of the leading Hotel brands of the Hospitality world has officially announced the opening of its fifth hotel under the company’s flagship Marriott Hotels brand in India, Kochi Marriott Hotel. This will be ...
Sushma Swaraj urges youth diaspora to connect, celebrate and contribute to the making of ‘Shreshth Bharat’
Sushma Swaraj urges youth diaspora to connect, celebrate  and contribute to the making of ‘Shreshth Bharat’ at Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Ms. Sushma Swaraj, Union Minister for External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs has exhorted the Indian youth diaspora to ‘connect, celebr ...
Global Growth at Risk from Slow Reform Progress
India ranked only 71st position in World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015 While Singapore (2nd), Malaysia (20th) and China ( 28th) leads in Asia The health of the global economy is at risk, despite years of bold monetary policy, as countries struggle to implement stru ...
World of opportunities for marketers in social sectors: Dr S Ramadorai
There are tremendous opportunities for marketing personnel in social sectors such as agriculture, healthcare and rural communication in India and management graduates need to explore these better, Dr S Ramadorai, Chairman of the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) said.  Addressing t ...
Development calls for timely interventions from scientists: CM
Scientific research in areas such as agriculture, infrastructure, forest conservation and water management is vital for Kerala to progress socially and economically, Mr. Oommen Chandy, Chief Minister of Kerala said. He was speaking after inaugurating a three-day Scientists' Interface Meet o ...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg calls on PM NARENDRA MODI
The founder and CEO of Facebook, Mr. Mark Zuckerberg, called on the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi today ( Oct 10, 2014) at New Delhi. They discussed a wide range of issues revolving around the innovative use of Facebook as a platform to engage with a large audience in the service of humanit ...
Technopark’s IT bosses shake a leg and take a bashing for charity
The CEOs of around 30 companies at Technopark, India’s largest IT park, stepped out of their boardrooms and proved they are just as skilled on the dance floor as Kerala held its first event for Daan Utsav, the country’s annual Festival of Giving on Oct 7, 2014. The IT bosses, including Tec ...
PM launches "Make in India" global initiative
New Delhi - 25.09.2014: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today launched the Make in India initiative with an aim to give the Indian economy global recognition. Addressing a gathering consisting of top global CEOs at the event in Vigyan Bhawan in the capital, the Prime Minister said "FDI ...
Kerala Tourism steps up campaign to attract domestic tourists
Signs MoU with GoAir to offer discounted fares to visitors In an innovative new season initiative launched as part of efforts to aggressively market ‘God’s Own Country’ domestically, Kerala Tourism signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with leading Indian carrier GoAir to offer excl ...
Creative economy key to sustainable development: Tharoor
Success of Biennale vindicates struggles, shows power of art: Riyas Komu It is important to support and invest in creative economy for branding cities and sustainable development of a society, said Dr Shashi Tharoor MP. He was speaking at a panel discussion on Culture, Society and Creativi ...
Modi rubbed Sena
Indicating that all may not be well in the saffron alliance, the Shiv Sena has ribbed BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for his speech at the rally in Mumbai.     The Sena has sarcastically said that despite Modi’s claims, Maharashtra leads in terms of de ...
AAP to rule Delhi
Arvind Kejriwal, who tapped into public anger to take the AAP to the corridors of power, will take oath Saturday as Delhi's seventh chief minister, with his party promising to "completely overhaul" the system. Activist-turned-unlikely politician Kejriwal, 45, will be sworn in by Lt. Gove ...
Carlsen upset India and claims his World Champion title
Global  favourite Viswanathan Anand was dethroned by World number one Magnus Carlsen in Viswanathan Anand’s home ground Chennai  and add his name to the world chess championship title on last Friday. After 65 moves of play a draw in the crucial 10th game &nb ...
Google to ’power’ 50mn Indian women
New Delhi: Google India launched an initiative in the country on Wednesday to bring 50 million women online by 2014, as only one-third of the country's 200 million internet users are women. "Lack of easy access to the internet, lack of knowledge on how to use the internet and its re ...
UNESCO backing Kerala’s Spice Route Project
Thiruvananthapuram: History of Kerala, the spice kingdom of the world and its foreign visitors date back to travelers who visited this tiny State to buy Spices and herbs through much talked about its Spice Route.  State Tourism department's plan to tap the potential in the tourism sect ...
Fleeing multinationals mean India needs hot money
By Andy Mukherjee India's deteriorating business climate is forcing the country deeper into a dangerous embrace of hot money. Foreign multinationals which bring in more stable financing are retreating. BHP Billiton is surrendering almost all its energy exploration blocks in the ...
Kerala Backwaters to Rival Other Wonders of the World
 Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Tourism is set to launch a new global campaign to catapult the state’s majestic backwaters into the league of the Grand Canyon and the Great Wall of China as a once-in-a-lifetime experience.   Voted ahead of the Taj Mahal in a National Geographic ...
Metro Man E. Sreedharan to guide “My City” in Kowdiar
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 23: ‘My City’, the integrated solid waste management project conceived and executed by HLL Lifecare Limited in Kowdiar area of the city was jointly flagged off today by Mayor Adv K. Chandrika,  Shri K. Muraleedharan MLA, Dr E. Sreedharan, former Managing Director ...
Crowne Plaza Kochi is the “Best Mice Hotel In India”
Kochi: Crowne Plaza Kochi, Kerala’s newest luxury hotel destination bagged the awarded as the “Best Mice Hotel In India” at the 9th Hospitality India and Explore the World Annual International Awards ceremony on October 11, 2013 at Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi. This prestigious award ceremony i ...
China, India sign deal aimed at soothing border tension
(Reuters) - China and India signed a deal on Wednesday aimed at soothing tension on their contested border, as the two nuclear-armed giants try to break a decades-old stalemate on overlapping claims to long remote stretches of the Himalayas. The agreement was signed in Beijing's Grea ...
Technology vital for growth of traditional industries: CM
Thiruvananthapuram: The adoption of modern practices and technologies is essential for the survival of traditional industries such as coir, Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Oommen Chandy said at the opening ceremony of the Advanced Centre for Automated Microbial Characterization at the National Coi ...
Malayalam music legend K Raghavan passes away
Thalaserry: Eminent music director K Raghavan, who infused Malayalam cinema music with a local flavour through his popular numbers, died in a hospital here in Thalassery. Raghavan (99) was keeping unwell for some time and was admitted to the Co-operative hospital here a few days back, family ...
Is Windows 8.1 Windows 3.1 All Over Again?
By Sascha SeganWindows 8.1 is here. Time to jump? Yep. Windows 8 has really divided PC users, because it's Microsoft's attempt to strong-arm them into a new way of using PCs. Mice are out, touch is in. Boxed software is out, the app store is in. It's been the biggest c ...
Cyclone Phailin pounds India, rescue workers start to assess damage
By Jatindra Dash and Sruthi Gottipati BHUBANESWAR/SRIKAKULAM, India | Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:18am IST (Reuters) - Cyclone Phailin powered its way inland over eastern India on Sunday leaving a swathe of destruction but the loss of life appeared limited after more than half a millio ...
Higgs boson, key to the universe, wins Nobel physics prize
By Mia Shanley and Johan Ahlander STOCKHOLM | Tue Oct 8, 2013 6:32pm IST (Reuters) - Britain's Peter Higgs and Francois Englert of Belgium won the Nobel Prize for physics on Tuesday for predicting the existence of the Higgs boson particle that explains how elementary ma ...
Exclusive - India to stick with austerity despite looming election
By John Chalmers and Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI | Mon Oct 7, 2013 10:31pm IST (Reuters) - The government will have to rein in spending and cut subsidies to meet its fiscal deficit target, the country's finance minister said on Monday, underlining that an austerity drive will not ...
Economy to recover from stress soon: Chidambaram
Bangalore: India's sagging economy would recover from stress in the second half of this fiscal to return to high growth over the next two years, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said Saturday. "The country's economy will recover from stress this fiscal (2013-14) as it has enough t ...
India announces warm-up for world's biggest election
By Sruthi Gottipati NEW DELHI | Fri Oct 4, 2013 6:02pm IST (Reuters) - India will hold five state elections in November and December, authorities said on Friday, kicking off a contest that is expected to boost the profile of Hindu nationalist opposition leader Narendra Modi ah ...
Apple Unseats Coca-Cola as World's No. 1 Brand of 2013
By Angela Moscaritolo Apple has replaced Coca-Cola as the world's No. 1 brand of 2013, according to a new study from Interbrand Corp. Apple's brand value grew 28 percent to $98.3 billion, while Google took second place with $93.3 billion, and Coca-Cola, which has he ...
Kerala gets due representation in BCCI
Chennai: Kerala gets strong representation at the BCCI as six persons from the state will become members of various committees in  the apex body of cricket in India. It's for the first time that so many persons from Kerala are finding a place in the BCCI. T C Mathew, the presi ...
Amma's motherly affection, a wonder!
Swami Amritaswaroopananda (Vice Chairman, Mata Amritanandamayi Math) I consider being with and travelling around the globe with Amma as a blessing acquired through many births. During such journeys, we meet different people from different races, with different colours and speaking different l ...
This is what Love can do - Amma @ 60
22 September 2013. By Avinash Amritavarsham 60 preparations – The Undefeatable Power of Togetherness Acres of land to be leveled, 164.9mm rainfall in Kerala over the last one week (highest rainfall in India, Indian Meteorological Department data), unstable soil, inability to deploy h ...
Parties should rise above regional interests: Chandy
New Delhi: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Monday that political parties should be able to consider the national interest and not remain confined to narrow regional interests. The Chief Minister was addressing the gathering of Chief Ministers from across the country at the Natio ...
Obtaining Aadhar card optional, not mandatory: Centre tells SC
Monday, September 23, 2013 17:54 hrs IST New Delhi: The Centre Monday told the Supreme Court that securing Aadhar cards, being issued by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), was optional and it has not made it mandatory for the citizens. The apex court, hearing a batch of ple ...
Justice VR Krishna Iyer lauded the success of Shri Narendra Modi
Former Judge of the Honourable Supreme Court of India Justice VR Krishna Iyer has hailed Shri Narendra Modi’s appointment as the Prime Ministerial candidate for the BJP in the coming Lok Sabha elections.   On the occasion of Shri Modi’s birthday on 17th September 2013 Justice ...
Narendra Modi to visit Kerala on 26th
Karunagapalli: Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is expected to take part in the 60th birthday celebrations of spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi, known as 'Amma', at her ashram in the Kollam district of Kerala on September 26. M ...
PayPal Pledges to Overhaul Approach to Crowdfunding
PayPal this week promised to review how it handles crowd-funding efforts after several projects had their funding frozen by the online payment service. In a blog post, PayPal said that crowd-funding campaigns - made popular in the past year or two by services like Kickstarter and Indiego ...
Kerala fast Emerging as Business Destination
Fast-tracking the campaign to position Kerala as a thriving industrial state and hotbed for investments, Mr. Oommen Chandy, Chief Minister of Kerala made an impassioned plea to top guns of the industry and corpo­rate world to forge durable partnerships with God’s Own Country and propel its mi ...
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Latest News
UV Jose IAS has been appointed as the New Director of Kerala Tourism in place of Ms. T.V. Anupama I ...
 
Stressing the fact that the Indian Constitution is a dynamic tool that builds the conscience of this nation, Padma Shri Prof (Dr) N.R Madhava Menon ...
 
Cover Stories
Crusade for an Organic & Healthy Kerala; Anupama TV IAS, Food safety Commissioner of Kerala Ms. Anupama TV IAS, currently The Food Safety Commissioner of Kerala has recently hogged the limelight after she ordered a ban on the manufacture, storage, sale and distribution of three products -- coriander, turmeric and chilly -- of popular Nirapara brand as they were found to be adulterated with cheap starch powder. Soon after the news broke, reports suggested that she might be moved from her post as the commissioner of Food and Safety c ...
 
Banking
  Federal Bank has created a Corpus exclusively for investment in Startups. The primary objective is to provide long term capital to Startup companies with innovative ideas, potential for high growth and ability to bring socio-economic impact. The fund will be used for supporting small ticket projects in diverse sectors like Digital Financial Services, Biotechnology, Hi-Tech Farming, ...
PUBLIC SECTOR UNDERTAKINGS
Records 12.35 per cent revenue growth HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL) has paid Rs 466 lakh as dividend to Government of India for the financial year 2014-2015. This is the fourth consecutive year that HLL has crossed Rs 1,000 crore business from its operations. The total volume of business handled by the company has grown from Rs 1,590 crore in the last financial year to Rs 1,678 crore this ...
 
Green Development
ByJebamalai VinanchiarachiDirector, Cardinal Cleemis School of Management Studies, Thiruvananthapuram Former Principal Adviser to the Director General of UNIDO, Vienna, AusriaThe first and second industrial revolutions ignited the transformation from Stone age to Carbon age, using manufacturing as a dynamic force to achieve rapid economic transformation. The new industrial revo ...
Article
The Unique Revolt Create Ripples in Kerala We have already witnessed the massive demonstration of strength and independence by the women militant workers at Munnar tea plantations, and their success and impact they have made.  Swarms spilled over the Munnar streets, with their family members, literally made the town to a halt. Initially the strike was compartmentalized as an epitome o ...
 
sensex
(Reuters) - The BSE Sensex closed at a record high on Wednesday as telecoms firms such as Bharti Airtel surged after reporting higher margins, while continued foreign inflows boosted sentiment. The Sensex has now gained 21 percent since hitting an intraday yearly low of 17,448.71 points on August 28, a period when the rupee was at record lows and the country appeared in the m ...
Book Release
Coffee Table Book brought out by Kerala Tourism and the Forest Department Mr. Oommen Chandy, Chief Minister of Kerala has released a new book on the famous Silent Valley National Park, in a fresh attempt to present the state's rich biodiversity to the outside world and underline the need for forest conservation.  Brought out by Kerala Tourism, in association with the Forest De ...
 
Automobile
·         National Drive to Safety Contest to create road safety awareness amongst students ~ ·         More than 300,000 people already covered under the Road Safety initiative since January’15 ~ Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, in a strategic move to focu ...
New in the Market
Orkus’ to rev up your living spaces with TRIGLOW lamps and panelsDriving a major revolution in lighting industry to transform the way people look at lighting their homes, leading LED brand ‘Orkus’ has unveiled its latest array of innovation ‘Triglow’ lamps and panels which have been developed in response to Indian consumer insights. With the toggle of a simple switch, the ‘Triglow ...
 
ART & CULTURE
With a keen ear for music, Malayalis make encouraging audiences for classical music concerts in Kerala where he has been performing for over half a century, renowned Carnatic maestro T V Sankaranarayanan said at a press conference in a Trivandrum. “In fact, Kerala is my second home,” the septuagenarian vocalist said a press conference, where he shared space with famed Violin LN Sisters ...
TOURISM & HOSPITALITY
ATTOI launches Navaratana 'Experiessential'      Unprecedented Industry Alliance in Kerala to Light Up India's Tourism Calendar in 2016 Navaratana 'Experiessential' Holidays offer 99 experiences in 9 days; A total of 500 tour packages to be offered in first phase First it was the Kerala Travel Mart. Now, nearly two decades after they came t ...
 
Cinema
Keen to find a poster of the first Malayalam movie Vigathakumaran? Or the first film song in the language? Or a copy of a vintage magazine or poster related to the world of celluloid? You have two stalwart archivists in Kerala. R Gopalakrishnan and Kiran Ravindran have been collecting film-related material for the past four decades out of pure passion for the art. Both residents of the sta ...
TRAVEL & AVIATION
Air India, national flag carrier of India, will start first-ever nonstop flights between San Francisco and Delhi on December 2, 2015. Air India officials said the airline plans to launch service with three flights per week, on Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday, using Boeing 777 long-range aircraft. Since the flight will connect to Bangalore, Mumbai, and Hyderabad, inbound visitors from all these ...
 
Editorial
Kerala has recently witnessed one of the rarest of the rare women struggle for their survival at their work place. For nine days, female workers of Kannan Devan Hills Plantations kept administrators, management, politicians and union leaders at bay. The credit for their temporary victory goes solely to them. The labour troubles at the largest tea estate in Kerala, Kannan Devan Hills Planta ...
Energy
In the light of all that bad publicity for solar panels in Kerala recently, many think that it is the wrong time to step into any dialogue on solar energy or even enter into the business of solar energy promotion. I think, not so. The incident really tells us that the people are alive to the need for solar energy to serve them day in and day out and also that this is a fit area for do ...
 
APPOINTMENTS
Senior bureaucrat Mr. Alkesh Kumar Sharma IAS is the new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) Development Corporation -a $90-billion government-sponsored infrastructure project with aid from Japan. A 1990-batch Kerala-cadre IAS officer from Rajasthan, Sharma today took over the DMIC assignment which will span three years. Till recently, h ...
Health
India should look into the genes of its people to see why various strains of avian influenza virus are not affecting them, says an acclaimed American virology scientist. Several types of avian flu viruses are not creating concern in India as they are in Eurasian countries and North America, points out Dr. Robert G. Webster a World Health Organisation (WHO) expert and Professor at Division ...
 
Development
By John Foley The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. Shanghai’s new trade zone may be a lab for financial reform. It may be a prop for the city’s flagging economy. Or maybe it will just be fuel for property speculators. In fact, it can be all of these and more. But the real benefits may not be in Shanghai at all. The 29-square-kilometr ...
Information Technology/Feature
By Ian Bremmer / Eurasia Group Once considered a globalizing force, information technology today faces some of the world’s most punitive geopolitical barriers to entry. Estimates indicate the Snowden leaks could cost the US IT industry up to $180 billion in lost revenue. Even as the fallout from this incident dissipates, the rise of the internet of people and things will keep governments ...
 
Column
By NIYATHI NKerala’s achievements in health are almost comparable to any developed country despite state’s economic backwardness.  India’s first ever human development report published in 2002, placed Kerala on top of all states.  Over the years, Kerala underwent through a transition from a society with high population growth rate, high death rate and high infant mortality rate to one with moderate population growth rate, low crude death rate and relatively low infant mortal ...
Latest News
UV Jose IAS has been appointed as the New Director of Kerala Tourism in place of Ms. T.V. Anupama IAS. According to official communique Mr. Jose will also holds the additional charge of the Director of Social Welfare Department, Kerala. Prior to this he was serving as District Collector of Kottayam. He has also served as Director Kerala Institute of Travel & Tourism Studies, Director o ...
 
Technology
Foldable Smart Phone  Slim and flexible mobile devices may sound futuristic; if a new report turns out to be true, the flexible concept mobile device by Samsung will be a reality by the end of 2015. Samsung is reportedly working on a foldable/flexible phone which they are planning to unv ...