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Palakkad in Kerala Becomes First HIV/AIDS Literate District

Kerala’s Palakkad district will become the first total HIV/AIDS literate district in the country due mainly to joint initiatives of civic authorities and KESS-HAPPI, a voluntary organisation which helped win the status. Just as Kottayam became India’s first city to achieve 100 percent literacy in 1989, so is Palakkad is all set to be honoured with the status of being the first ...

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Monsoon Forecast: Onset of Southwest Monsoon Around May 30 Likely

Every year, the onset of southwest monsoon over Kerala signals the arrival of monsoon over the Indian subcontinent and represents beginning of rainy season over the region and as per the practice, ESSO-India Meteorological Department (IMD) has been issuing forecasts using an indigenously developed statistical model, using six predictors. The predictors to forecast wouthwest monsoon include: i) Minimum Temperature over ...

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4 Kerala Water Sports Students Commit Suicide

In a bizarre incident reflecting the sports scene in the country, four girls in their teens from the Water Sports Centre of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) at Punnamada in Kerala, took to suicide attempt consuming a poisonous fruit. One of them died and three others are in criticial condition. MK Ramesan, sub-inspector Alappuzha North, told TV channels that ...

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Ayurveda a big hit among Moscow women, Kerala upbeat

Ayurveda has been a big hit in Russian capital Moscow, with many women who were looking at alternate health care practices asking about it during the country’s largest tourism fair. The public and industry representatives streamed into the Kerala Tourism stall during the four-day 22nd Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT) that ended on Saturday. The theme of Kerala ...

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Despite Vaiko’s Opposition, Centre Approves Neutrino Project in Tamil Nadu

Government has approved India-based Neutrino Observatory Project with estimated cost of Rs. 1583.05 crore, informed minister Jitendra Singh to Rajya Sabha in a written reply. The Government has approved the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) Project, to be located in the Theni district of Tamil Nadu and financial sanction has been issued on January 6, this year, said MoS in the Prime ...

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Neutrino Project: Unrelenting Vaiko Tries to Rope in Kerala Against it

Unrelenting, MDMK general secretary Vaiko has met Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy seeking his support against the prestigious Rs.1,500 crore neutrino project in Tamil Nadu. In his meeting, Vaiko submitted a petition to Chandy to join the opposition against the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) project as it would impact Kerala’s Idukki district too. Vaiko told Chandy that the Tamil Nadu ...

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Kerala Governor Seeks Preservation of Marine Life at 1st World Ocean Science Congress

The first of its kind to be held in India, the World Ocean Science Congress was opened today in Kochi, Kerala with Governor P. Sathasivam deploring the irrational exploitation of ocean life in pursuit of economic gains. The governor said oceans are under threat and endanger the human existence in turn if the commercial exploitation of ocean life, especially huge ...

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