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Kerala CM flays takeover of Thiruvananthapuram Airport by Adani Group

20 Jan 2021

Kerala CM flays takeover of Thiruvananthapuram Airport by Adani Group

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday criticized the takeover of Thiruvananthapuram Airport by the Adani Group, saying it is not for the development of the facility but to protect the interest of monopolies.

Kerala: Doctors on COVID-19 duty say mob coughed on them

11 Jul 2020

Kerala: Doctors on COVID-19 duty say mob coughed on them

A young doctor and her team were allegedly mobbed by a crowd as they drove into a Community Health Center in Kerala's capital Thiruvananthapuram on Friday.

#KeralaGoldSmuggling: Ex-UAE Consulate employee 'main accused'; CMO links allegedly found

07 Jul 2020

#KeralaGoldSmuggling: Ex-UAE Consulate employee 'main accused'; CMO links allegedly found

The customs officials at the Thiruvananthapuram international airport seized 30kgs of gold worth Rs. 15 crore during an operation on Sunday.

Story of Pranjal Patil, India's first visually-challenged woman IAS officer

10 Dec 2019

Story of Pranjal Patil, India's first visually-challenged woman IAS officer

Pranjal Patil, the first visually challenged woman IAS officer in the country, recently took over as Sub-Collector of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala in October 2019.

India vs West Indies, 2nd T20I: Preview, Dream11 and more

07 Dec 2019

India vs West Indies, 2nd T20I: Preview, Dream11 and more

The Indian cricket team beat West Indies by six wickets in the first T20I held in Hyderabad on Friday.

Pranjal Patil: First visually-impaired woman IAS appointed Kerala Sub-Collector

15 Oct 2019

Pranjal Patil: First visually-impaired woman IAS appointed Kerala Sub-Collector

On Monday, India's first woman IAS officer with visual impairment, Pranjal Patil, took over as the Sub-Collector of Thiruvananthapuram district in Kerala.

Two Air India flights suffer damages amid turbulence; crew injured

22 Sep 2019

Two Air India flights suffer damages amid turbulence; crew injured

An Air India plane from Delhi to Vijayawada encountered severe turbulence which resulted in a commode in one of the lavatories being ripped out. Cabin crew were also reportedly injured in the incident, which occurred on September 17.

#CareerBytes: Want to join ISRO? Here's everything you should know

16 Aug 2019

#CareerBytes: Want to join ISRO? Here's everything you should know

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is one of the largest and most successful space agencies in the world.

IAS officer arrested after drunk driving spree kills journalist

04 Aug 2019

IAS officer arrested after drunk driving spree kills journalist

In a tragic incident, a senior journalist was killed in a road accident on Saturday morning.

Lack of clarity at the top hurting Congress: Shashi Tharoor

28 Jul 2019

Lack of clarity at the top hurting Congress: Shashi Tharoor

Senior Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram MP, Shashi Tharoor, said that lack of clarity on leadership following Rahul Gandhi's resignation is hurting the party.

This IAS officer was raised in orphanage; became Kollam Collector

04 Jul 2019

This IAS officer was raised in orphanage; became Kollam Collector

On Monday, IAS B. Abdul Nasar assumed office as the Kollam District Collector. Nasar had dreamt of this day for decades, even as he worked odd jobs as a child living in orphanages.

Rahul wants to resign, Sonia tells him "Gandhis don't quit"

28 May 2019

Rahul wants to resign, Sonia tells him "Gandhis don't quit"

The results of 2019 Lok Sabha polls jolted Congress and shattered its President Rahul Gandhi. Under his leadership, the party won just 52 seats.

Civility a rare virtue in Indian-politics: Tharoor on Sitharaman's visit

16 Apr 2019

Civility a rare virtue in Indian-politics: Tharoor on Sitharaman's visit

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today called on Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who is in hospital after suffering head injuries while performing a ritual at a temple in Thiruvananthapuram.

Shashi Tharoor, known for impeccable English, trolled for wrong spelling

20 Mar 2019

Shashi Tharoor, known for impeccable English, trolled for wrong spelling

Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, Shashi Tharoor, is known for his marvellous command over English.

Queerythm announces LGBTIQ theater, self-help group on Pride Day

19 Mar 2019

Queerythm announces LGBTIQ theater, self-help group on Pride Day

The roads of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, were painted 'rainbow' on Sunday as the first pride parade after reading down of Section 377 was organized in the state.

In a first, Kochi Metro launches breastfeeding pods at stations

08 Feb 2019

In a first, Kochi Metro launches breastfeeding pods at stations

In a heartening development, the Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) is now providing breastfeeding pods for mothers at four stations across its network.

Tharoor nominates Kerala fishermen for #NobelPeacePrize; here's why

06 Feb 2019

Tharoor nominates Kerala fishermen for #NobelPeacePrize; here's why

Senior Congress leader and Member of Parliament from Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor, has nominated the fishermen of Kerala for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

PM Modi in Kerala: LDF govt's stance on Sabarimala 'shameful'

15 Jan 2019

PM Modi in Kerala: LDF govt's stance on Sabarimala 'shameful'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hit out at the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in Kerala over the Sabarimala issue, calling the LDF's stand "shameful".

AAI to soon use plastic waste to lay roads

08 Jan 2019

AAI to soon use plastic waste to lay roads

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to use plastic waste to lay or repair roads on the city-side of airports, and the plan is expected to be put in motion soon.

'Not afraid of BJP': Woman-journo assaulted during #SanghParivar #SabarimalaWomenEntry protest

04 Jan 2019

'Not afraid of BJP': Woman-journo assaulted during #SanghParivar #SabarimalaWomenEntry protest

A woman journalist in Thiruvananthapuram was allegedly attacked while covering a Sangh Parivar protest organized after two women, below 50, entered the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple on Wednesday.

IIT-Bombay graduate Rajesh Subramaniam named FedEx President, CEO

27 Dec 2018

IIT-Bombay graduate Rajesh Subramaniam named FedEx President, CEO

Rajesh Subramaniam, an Indian-American IIT-Bombay graduate, has been named the President and CEO of US-based multinational courier delivery giant FedEx Express.

KSWDC ties up with NSTFDC to provide financial-aid to tribals

08 Dec 2018

KSWDC ties up with NSTFDC to provide financial-aid to tribals

The Kerala State Women's Development Corporation (KSWDC) has entered into a pact with the National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation (NSTFDC) to provide more financial aid and empower tribal women.

Every year, Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram airport shuts down for 'God'

14 Nov 2018

Every year, Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram airport shuts down for 'God'

The main runway of the Thiruvananthapuram airport in Kerala was shut down at 4pm on Wednesday, and will remain so till 9pm.

RSS moved SC in 2006, seeking women's entry into Sabarimala

11 Oct 2018

RSS moved SC in 2006, seeking women's entry into Sabarimala

Kerala Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran today sought to turn the tables on RSS on the Sabarimala issue, claiming that Sangh leaders had moved Supreme Court in 2006, seeking entry of women into Lord Ayyappa's shrine.

Violinist Balabhaskar dies a week after car accident killed daughter

02 Oct 2018

Violinist Balabhaskar dies a week after car accident killed daughter

Noted violinist Balabhaskar, who was critically injured in a car accident, died in Thiruvananthapuram today.

Air India flight lands at under-construction runway, by mistake

07 Sep 2018

Air India flight lands at under-construction runway, by mistake

On Friday evening, an Air India flight from Thiruvananthapuram to the Maldives ended up landing on an unoperational runway in Velana International Airport.

Will it be superstar Mohanlal v/s Shashi Tharoor?

04 Sep 2018

Will it be superstar Mohanlal v/s Shashi Tharoor?

On Monday, South Indian cinema superstar Mohanlal met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, triggering rumors that he might be the BJP's candidate from the coveted Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency, that is currently being held by Congress leader, Shashi Tharoor.

Kerala Floods: Air India to operate Kochi flights from Thiruvananthapuram

17 Aug 2018

Kerala Floods: Air India to operate Kochi flights from Thiruvananthapuram

National carrier Air India today said its flights scheduled to depart from the Kochi airport, which has been shut down till August 26 due to floods, will operate from Thiruvananthapuram.

13 years later, two cops get death for Udayakumar's custodial-murder

25 Jul 2018

13 years later, two cops get death for Udayakumar's custodial-murder

Today, two policemen were sentenced to death for the 2005 custodial death of 26-year-old Udayakumar.

BJP activists vandalize Shashi Tharoor's office following 'Hindu Pakistan' comments

16 Jul 2018

BJP activists vandalize Shashi Tharoor's office following 'Hindu Pakistan' comments

On Monday, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor alleged that BJP Yuva Morcha "vandals" had trashed his constituency office at Thiruvananthapuram, and even tied a banner which read "Hindu Pakistan".

Tharoor says BJP win in 2019 will create 'Hindu Pakistan'

12 Jul 2018

Tharoor says BJP win in 2019 will create 'Hindu Pakistan'

Delivering a lecture on 'Threats Faced by Indian Democracy and Secularism' in Thiruvananthapuram, eminent Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said Bharatiya Janata Party will create a 'Hindu Pakistan' if voted to power after Lok Sabha elections of 2019.

Kerala Sahitya Akademi awardee B Sujatha Devi dies at 72

23 Jun 2018

Kerala Sahitya Akademi awardee B Sujatha Devi dies at 72

Poetess and winner of the Kerala Sahitya Akademi award, B Sujatha Devi, passed away at a private hospital in Kerala's capital Thiruvananthapuram today following a brief illness.

Kerala IPS-officer's daughter 'manhandles' police driver, case registered against both

15 Jun 2018

Kerala IPS-officer's daughter 'manhandles' police driver, case registered against both

The daughter of a senior IPS officer of Kerala cadre has been booked under non-bailable charges for allegedly manhandling his official driver following a quarrel.

Braving hurdles, transsexual couple ties the knot in Kerala

10 May 2018

Braving hurdles, transsexual couple ties the knot in Kerala

In a marriage hall in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, a transsexual couple tied the knot on Thursday under Special Marriages Act.

With burning lakes, potholes, Bengaluru fares worst in urban-governance survey

15 Mar 2018

With burning lakes, potholes, Bengaluru fares worst in urban-governance survey

A comprehensive study assessing the urban governance in 23 cities of India has brought a real bad news for Bengaluru.

Outpatients services in hospitals hit amid doctors' strike against NMC

02 Jan 2018

Outpatients services in hospitals hit amid doctors' strike against NMC

Hospitals in Kerala won't be offering outpatient services from 6am to 6pm today as the IMA goes on a day's strike against the NMC Bill.

Thiruvananthapuram: Students expelled over "friendly hug"! Back to medieval times?

20 Dec 2017

Thiruvananthapuram: Students expelled over "friendly hug"! Back to medieval times?

In a shocking incident, a girl and a boy -students of a leading private school in Thiruvananthapuram- have been expelled for hugging in public, sparking a debate on discipline and morality across Kerala.

Ex-ISRO chief UR Rao passes away

24 Jul 2017

Ex-ISRO chief UR Rao passes away

The man behind Aryabhatta, the internationally-renowned space scientist UR Rao passed away in the wee hours of Monday morning.

Smart City Mission: 30 additions announced, 10 more to go

23 Jun 2017

Smart City Mission: 30 additions announced, 10 more to go

On the second anniversary of the Centre's Smart City Mission, Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu announced the addition of 30 more cities in the list.

CBSE Results- Are students doing better or worse? An analysis

03 Jun 2017

CBSE Results- Are students doing better or worse? An analysis

The CBSE declared the 2017 Class X results on June 3, later than its normal time of May end. Results were delayed due to a court hearing on its moderation policy.