Grand welcome for Resul Pookutty in Kerala

Grand welcome for Resul Pookutty in KeralaThiruvananthapuram, Mar 6 : Resul Pookutty, the triumphant Oscar winner returned home to a rousing welcome in Kerala on Friday.

The State Government accorded him a grand welcome at a function held here.

Pookutty, who hails from Kerala''s Kollam district said, "This is a grandeur welcome that anybody can hope to get. I am completely elated. I can''t explain. I don''t have words."

Pookutty, who won the sound mixing Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire, will be in Kerala till March 13. During this period, he will attend several events across the State.

Political movements lacking in ideology, says Somnath Chatterjee

Somnath-ChatterjeeThiruvanathapuram, Mar 3 : Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Tuesday said that it was a matter of concern that many political movements in the country were getting increasingly removed from ideology and fundamental precepts.

Chatterjee was here to receive the first `Baby John award' for probity in Public life.

Nagaland Governor K. Shankaran Narayanan inaugurated the functioning of Baby John Foundation.

On the occasion, the Lok Sabha Speaker said that the moral degradation was affecting the vitals of Indian political milieu.

Kerala To Provide Mobile Phones To Policemen

Kerala To Provide Mobile Phones To Policemen As part of the total modernization of intelligence system, the government of Kerala has decided to provide broad-band Internet connections to all police headquarters, and cell phones to all police personnel in the State.

Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan stated that cell phones would be offered to all State police members without charging any cost.

The minister also said that presently only officers of the rank of sub inspector and above enjoy this facility.

Kerala gets its largest lifestyle mall ‘Oberon Mall’ in Kochi

Kochi, March 1 : Oberon Mall, the largest lifestyle mall opened here for general public on Saturday.

Oberon Mall is first of its kind mall in Kerala, which aims to redefine the shopping habits of Keralites and set a trend in shopping- an entertainment rich experience in tune with the changing cultural ethos.

Located on the NH bye pass road, just a kilometer from the Edapally Junction, Oberon Mall is built over 350,000 square feet and the building stands on about two acres of land.

Oberon, with a proposed financial outlay of Rs. 1 million, has adhered to all parameters of security and safety while designing the luxurious and ultra modern shopping complex.

amen to lust

amen to lustThe tell-all autobiography of a former nun has left the Catholic Church in Kerala squirming in embarrassment, like a pair of earthworms picked out of the mud while having sex. While it basked in the global recognition brought by Sister Alphonsa's sainthood last year, Sister Jesme's rebellion has brought exactly the opposite kind of attention. The 52-year-old's exposé comes at a time when the Church is already smarting from the arrest of two priests and a nun in the infamous Sister Abhaya murder case of November 2008.

Indian Navy to operate two to three aircraft carriers soon: Antony

Indian Navy to operate two to three aircraft carriers soon: AntonyKochi (Kerala), Feb 28 : Defence Minister A. K. Antony on Saturday expressed the hope that India will operate two to three aircraft carriers simultaneously in near future in order to ward off threats from terrorism and low intensity conflict perpetrated by state with help of non state actors.