Indian engineers have solved the hurdles in the fight to lower carbon-emissions

Saturday, January 14, 2017


Unlike many of their fellow engineers, though, Aniruddha Sharma and Prateek Bumb have something to show for their many years of toil. The company they founded in 2009, called Carbon Clean Solutions, has created a crucial technology the world needs to reach the low carbon-emissions targets set out in the Paris climate agreement. Also Read: The …

17 pilgrims injured in Sabarimala stampede

Sunday, December 25, 2016


Sabarimala (Kerala):  At least 17 Sabarimala pilgrims were injured in a “minor stampede” at the famous hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa on Sunday  evening, which witnessed a heavy rush of devotees. The injured have been admitted to Sannidhanam hospital, Pathanamthitta Collector R Girija said. She said there was a “small stampede” between Sannidhanam and Malikapuram and about …

The Chavara family ditch the city to move into a village built by them

Friday, December 23, 2016


We have all wanted to be our own boss.We have all wanted to go on a break, away from our working life and never go back to working. However, for most of us, that’s just a dream that can possibly never come true. But Mohan Chavara, his wife Rukmini, and his daughters Sreya and Surya …

Malayalam writer charged with sedition for insulting National Anthem

Sunday, December 18, 2016


Kozhikode: A Malayalam writer and theatre artist was on Sunday charged with sedition for allegedly showing disrespect to the national anthem, police said. Kamal C Chavara, alias Kamalsy Prana, was taken into custody on charges of insulting the national anthem in a Facebook Post. A case was registered against him by police at Karungapally in …

Three St Stephen’s College Students from Delhi drown in river in Kerala

Saturday, December 17, 2016


In a tragic incident three students from Delhi’s St Stephen’s College, who were on a holiday trip to Kerala, drowned in the Periyar River in Ernakulam district. A local resort owner who was with them drowned as well. Anubhav Chandra from Bihar, Aditya Patel from Uttar Pradesh and Kenneth Jose from Kerala’s Wayanad had moved …

Disrespect to national anthem: Six youth in custody

Monday, December 12, 2016


Thiruvananthapuram: At least six persons were taken into custody for allegedly showing disrespect to the national anthem after they refused to stand up while it was being played at the ongoing International Film Festival of Kerala. They refused to stand up while the national anthem was being played in Kannakakunnu Nishagandhi open air theatre at …

Women wearing Churidars banned from entering Kerala temple

Thursday, December 08, 2016


In what could be a bizarre move, Kerala High Court on Thursday prohibited the entry of women devotees wearing ‘churidars’ inside the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvanthanpuram, making it clear the chief priest’s word is final with regard to temple rites and rituals. ALSO READ: Pune to gets its own Metro, centre gives its nod On …

8 injured in fire on premises of HIL

Wednesday, November 02, 2016


Kochi: At least eight persons were injured, one of them seriously, when a fire broke out following a gas leak on the premises of Hindustan Insecticides Limited (HIL) at nearby Kalamassery Industrial Area on Wednesday, police said. A factory official, said there was a gas leak, but declined to provide more details. Police said the …

UDF walkout in Assembly over appointment row

Monday, October 17, 2016


Thiruvananthapuram: Days after the resignation of Industries Minister E P Jayarajan over alleged nepotism in appointments in PSUs, Congress-led UDF opposition members on Monday staged a walkout in the state assembly demanding that the role of the Chief Ministers’ office be included in the ambit of the Vigilance probe. The House witnessed heated exchanges between members …

Appointment row: Kerala Industry minister E P Jayarajan resigns

Friday, October 14, 2016


Thiruvananthapuram: In a big blow to the five-month old CPI(M)-led LDF government Kerala, Industries minister E P Jayarajan on Friday resigned from the Cabinet in the wake of the raging appointment row. His resignation from the Pinarayi Vijayan Cabinet came after a CPI(M) state secretariat meeting, which permitted him to take the decision. ALSO READ: Mahabharat’s ‘Draupadi’ takes …

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