Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Topic: Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala’s first Covishield vaccine consignment arrives at Cochin international airport

State Health Minister K K Shailaja said Thiruvananthapuram will receive 1,34,000 doses, Ernakulam and Kozhikode will receive 1,80,000 and 1,19,500 doses respectively.

Kerala HC dismisses pleas against leasing out Thiruvananthapuram airport to Adani group

The bench rejected arguments by the LDF government & others saying there was no valid ground to interfere with the Centre's policy decision.

Fisherfolk & dogs — the only signs of life at Thiruvananthapuram’s once-crowded beaches

Beaches in Thiruvananthapuram have not been opened to the public since the lockdown, and police teams stand guard all day to keep people away.

Laxity, low seroprevalence & reliance on antigen tests — how Kerala’s Covid battle came undone

The Covid numbers in Kerala have risen after unlocking. The IMA accuses the government of not listening to experts, but officials highlight pressure.

Why participate in bidding, then question the game — Tharoor asks Kerala govt on airport row

Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor has gone against the Congress party line, supporting the privatisation of the airport by Adani group that won the bid.

Kerala MP gives privilege notice against Aviation Minister Puri on Trivandrum airport lease

Kerala MP Kareem says Hardeep Singh Puri misled Rajya Sabha in March by giving false information on Trivandrum airport lease. Puri says deal was cleared after carrying out due diligence.

Padmanabhaswamy verdict can reduce the rich temple to go to Communists with a begging bowl

The Supreme Court has also ordered a 25-year audit of the Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Even scam-tainted promoters or companies have not had to face such long-term audits.

Travancore ex-royal family says Padmanabhaswamy temple verdict not a victory, but a blessing

The SC upheld the rights of the family to run the temple administration. The court battle was pending in the top court over charges of financial irregularities.

SC upholds rights of Travancore ex-royal family in running Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala

Supreme Court overruled a 2011 Kerala HC order to hold that the Travancore royal family will continue to exert its shebait rights on the Thiruvananthapuram temple.

Am I a closet Sanghi for mourning demise of an RSS man? Something’s terribly wrong: Tharoor

My more than 30 years of being at odds with BJP and the Hindutva movement was irrelevant to my critics. For them, I had revealed my 'true colours'.

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


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What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.