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.
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.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 20 (IANS) A Kerala church has asked its followers not to use Chinese made coffins, saying they are not environment friendly.
Guwahati, May 19 (IANS) An Assamese documentary film has been selected to be archived at the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) of Great Britain and Ireland, an official said here Sunday. "Mayong: Myth/Reality", directed by movie critic-turned-filmmaker Utpal Borpujari and produced by Jayanta Goswami, will be archived by RAI so that researchers and academicians of cultural ethnography studies can access the documentary
Thiruvananthapuram, May 19 (IANS) A Kerala-based software engineer has come up with an anti-piracy device to check recording of movies in theatres using sophisticated mobile phones or handycams.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 18 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Saturday praised Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and asked the CPI-M to introspect and rethink its ideology.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy is all set to reshuffle his cabinet, two years after assuming office this day. "I am under tremendous pressure to join the cabinet. In the coming days, the top leadership of our party is going to sit down to discuss all possibilities," state Congress president Ramesh Chennithala told IANS.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 17 (IANS) The Kerala government Friday decided to drop the state lotteries' advertisement featuring fast bowler S. Sreesanth.