Sworn in as Sri Lanka Prime Minister: Mahinda Rajapaksa

  Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s senior sibling and previous strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa will be confirmed as the new PM Thursday. Gotabhaya Wednesday named Rajapaksa as the new executive after officeholder …

Tightens policy on political ads to prevent abuse: Google

  San Francisco: Google Wednesday refreshed how it handles political promotions as online stages stay compelled to abstain from being utilized to spread misdirecting data planned to impact voters. The web organization …

Points finger at outsiders including US, Iran : Deadly unrest

  Dubai: As a virus downpour fell on a suburb of Iran’s capital Wednesday, ladies gulped by dark chadors and men in green military-style coats strolled close by the banner hung pine …

Strikes kill 21 in Syria, says monitor: Russia air raids, regime

  Beirut: Attacks by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s powers and air attacks by his partner Russia killed in any event 21 regular people remembering 10 youngsters for rebel-held Idlib territory Wednesday, an …

Approves sale of USD 1 billion worth of naval guns to India: Trump administration

  Washington: The Trump Administration has advised to the US Congress its assurance to sell USD 1 billion worth of maritime weapons to India for use against warships, hostile to flying machine …

Kerala Tourism conducts roadshows in Europe

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 19 In an aggressive bid to make deeper inroads in Europe, Kerala Tourism conducted a string of road-shows by participating in the World Travel Market (WTM), London, and showcased …

IIT-M student suicide: Two students end indefinite fast

Chennai, Nov 19 Two IIT-Madras students, who had embarked on an indefinite ‘hunger strike’ following the death of a girl student announced withdrawal of their protest on Tuesday following assurace from …

Kerala govt not considering judicial probe into killing of Maoists: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 18  Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday ruled out a judicial inquiry for now into the recent killing of four Maoists in an alleged encounter and said a …

Sabarimala temple opens, 10 women sent back by police

Sabarimala, Nov 16  Amid tight security, thousands of devotees offered prayers at the Lord Ayyappa temple when it opened for the annual Mandala-Makaravilakku puja on Saturday, though police said 10 women …

Heavy crowd throngs Sabarimala Temple day after it opens for Mandala Pooja

Sabarimala (Ker), Nov 17 The Lord Ayyappa temple here witnessed heavy rush of devotees on Sunday on the second day of the annual two-month-long Mandala-Makaravilakku puja pilgrimage season which began on …

Revisit original sufi poets to resist majoritarian politics’ idea of spirituality: Satchidanandan

Mumbai, Nov 15  Poet K Satchidanandan on Thursday said it’s important for people to revisit the poetry of Tukaram and Meera Bai to understand spirituality in its true form, especially in …

Nepal Ambassador calls on Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 15 Nepal Ambassador to India Nilambar Acharya on Friday called on Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and discussed co-operation between the two countries in the field of tourism. Acharya …

Sabarimala Verdict:Supreme Court refers matter to larger bench

New Delhi:The Supreme Court today referred to a larger bench the petitions seeking review of the apex court’s 2018 judgment allowing entry of women between the ages of 10 and 50 …

UN Women will partner with Keralas Gender Park

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 13  UN Women has proposed to partner with Keralas Gender Park to take forward projects and campaigns aimed at securing gender parity in South Asia. Setting the context for …

Anxiety grips Kerala ahead of Sabarimala verdict

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 13 Political parties, right wing outfits and devotees in Kerala are keeping their fingers crossed as the Supreme Court is set to pronounce on Thursday its verdict on pleas …