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K-SWAN to link public offices in Kerala

K-SWAN: Kerala State Wide Area Network. With an aim to provide much efficient e-Governance, the Govt of Kerala has decided to start Department-WAN which will link department offices with the Kerala State Wide Area Network. Subsequent to its implementation Departments will not only have more efficient/transparent delivery mechanisms, but will also have updated information at ..

Oldest Malayalam Newspaper Deepika to celebrate 125th anniversary

Kerala: Deepika to celebrate 125th anniversary The oldest Malayalam newspaper “Deepika” celebrated its 125th anniversary in Kerala. Established in 1887, the daily, with more than 20,000 share holders has editions from Kottayam, Kannur, Kozhikode, Thrissur, Kochi and Thiruvanthapuram and an eveninger with nine editions across the State.

O N V Bags Vagbhadananda award

Eminent poet and film personality O N V Kurup has been chosen for the “Guru Vagbhadananda Puraskaram” for enriching literature. He had won many coveted awards, including Jnanapeeth earlier. ONV Ottaplavil Neelakandan Velu Kurup or simply ONV is the 2007 Jnanpith Award winner. He was selected for 2007. He received the Padmashri Award from the ..

Kerala: Study on Kudumbashree released

Titled “Engendering Power Spaces for Deepening Democracy: Study of Kudumbashree in three Panchayats in Kerala”, the study on Kudumbashree, the model poverty alleviation programme of Kerala, conducted by the Mumbai-based Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). The study was conducted giving focus on women collectives formed through Neighbourhood groups(NHGs) at the neighbourhood level, Area Development ..

Kerala: First Nokkukooli-Free’ place→Trivandrum

Nokku kooli refers to an unofficial labor norm in Kerala under which wages are paid to trade union activists for allowing investors/builders to unload materials using machines or their own labor. The unhealthy practice of demanding money for allowing others to do loading and unloading work has so far enjoyed more or less a quasi-statutory ..

Moplah Rebellion 1921

The Moplah Rebellion or the Malabar Rebellion was an extended version of the Khilafat Movement in Kerala in 1921. The Government had declared the Congress and Khilafat meetings illegal. So, a reaction in Kerala began against the crackdown of the British in Eranad and Valluvanad taluks of Malabar. But the Khilafat meeting incited so much ..

News Today : September 3, 2011

New peacekeeping operation head appointed by the UN Herve Ladsous appointed new chief of United Nations peacekeeping operations.  Ladsous replaces Alain Le Roy. Ladsous will be in charge of some 1,20,000 peacekeepers Ladsous will monitors more than $7-billion budget for missions in Haiti, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, many other parts around the ..

News Today : September 1, 2011

$ 230 Million given by the British Royal Air Force to Central Bank in Libya About $ 230 Million dollars worth Cash delivered by the British Royal Air Force to the Central Bank in Libya in Benghazi This newly-minted stock is part of bigger consignment which is being printed in Britain The delivery was however ..