New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The World Bank Wednesday offered a $216 million loan for upgrading state highways and road safety in Kerala. A tripartite agreement between the World Bank, the Indian government and Kerala was signed here in this regard. "The objective of the project is to improve road conditions, traffic flow and road safety with a focus on vulnerable road users on selected roads in Kerala," according to an official statement released after the signing of the agreement.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 (IANS) A week has elapsed since the doings of a con-couple rocked the high and mighty, including the office of Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, but the United Democratic Front (UDF) has decided to back him with all its might. The Kerala assembly has virtually stopped functioning and is now witnessing a free-for-all as the Left opposition has announced that it will keep up the pressure till it sees the back of Chandy and a judicial probe into the sequence of events relating to the con-couple. The situation was no different Wednesday as the Left opposition, after question hour was over, shouting slogans demanding that Chandy must go, forcing the adjournment of the house for the day after the listed business was quickly run through
Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 (IANS) Kerala Tourism Minister A.P.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) Kerala's business capital, Kochi will host the prestigious the World Economic Forum's India meet Nov 8-9, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Tuesday. Chandy told reporters here that this is a rare honour for the state. "India has hosted this event 28 times in the past, of which Mumbai hosted it once, while Delhi played the host on all other occasions," he noted
Kochi, June 18 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Tuesday directed that the trial in the SNC Lavalin case, in which CPI-M leader Pinarayi Vijayan is an accused, can go ahead by splitting the charge sheet. The court's order came while hearing a petition from Vijayan, the party's state secretary, stating that the trial is yet to begin because two of the accused in the case are yet to be given the charge sheet.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy will soon be flaunting what all others have had all this while - the ubiquitous mobile phone.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) The impasse in the Kerala Assembly continued for the fourth day Tuesday with the opposition demanding that Chief Minister Oommen Chandy order a probe and quit office over his staff's involvement in a cheating case. The house was adjourned for the day.
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Delhiites woke up to a pleasant weather Tuesday morning with overcast skies and light drizzle. The weatherman has forecast rain in parts of the city.
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Heavy, continuous rains hit life in several north India states and wrought havoc in Uttarakhand where the death toll has reached 29 while thousands were stranded after landslides, officials said Monday. With more rains expected, the situation is likely to worsen in the hill state while flood warnings have been issued in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Heavy rains hit life in north India, and wrought havoc in Uttarakhand where 11 people died, nearly 50 were missing and thousands stranded in landslides set off by the incessant downpour, officials said Monday. With more rains expected, the situation is likely to worsen.