Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is under pressure from various quarters to re-induct former state forests and sports minister K.B. Ganesh Kumar into his cabinet. Kumar had to quit as the minister for forests and environment, sports and cinema April 1 after his wife, Yamini Thankachi, filed a police complaint accusing him of domestic violence against her.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) State Labour Minister Shibu Baby John Tuesday said Kerala is almost free of child labour and that his ministry will launch an awareness campaign to educate people about the ills of child labour. "Through a massive awareness campaign, we want to ensure that no one will think of employing children. We will run the campaign using posters, a helpline and other communication methods to highlight that child labour is wrong," John said.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai, who demits office Wednesday, will be remembered for turning the statutory body into a pugnacious watchdog of good governance and administrative integrity at a time when India is experiencing the need for greater transparency and a rebalancing of power that has tilted over the years towards the executive.
Chennai, May 21 (IANS) Malayalam superstar Mohanlal, who turns 53 Tuesday, will be busy shooting for upcoming Tamil action-drama "Jilla". "He is with us on location shooting for the film. Since we are halfway through the first schedule, he didn'twant to leave the sets.
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) "Splitsvilla" returns with its sixth season and the romance reality show promises to get raunchier with new twists and turns and Sherlyn Chopra hosting it with VJ Nikhil Chinapa. To be shot in Kerala, the show will also see Sherlyn playing cupid to the contestants.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 20 (IANS) The BJP Monday said Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the Sivagiri Mutt here last month should not be seen as a move to forge an alliance with Hindu groups in the state. BJP spokesperson Nirmala Seetharaman said here: "Modi visited the Sivagiri Mutt last month because he was invited. His visit should not be seen in any political context." Seetharaman was on a visit to the BJP headquarters here at a time when the Kerala BJP is trying to form a new state committee
Thiruvananthapuram, May 20 (IANS) An international tobacco control survey has found that a ban on tobacco advertisements, especially where tobacco is sold, leads to lower sales of cigarettes.
Since childhood, being born in a North Indian Punjabi family, I have been fond of curries - spicy chicken curry or tangy vegetable tangy curry accompanied with rice or a crisp tandoori roti oozing with white butter.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 20 (IANS) A Kerala church has asked its followers not to use Chinese made coffins, saying they are not environment friendly.
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Fast bowler S.