Kerala again leads in health indicators

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala continues to lead nation in  key health indicators like birth rate, infant mortality and life expectancy, says the state's latest Economic Review of 2005. According to the review released Wednesday evening, Kerala's birth…

SSLC exam dons new style

BANGALORE: Over 8.2 lakh students will appear for the annual SSLC exam, held under a new format, from March 16. Of this, around 6.9 lakh students are freshers, while 1.06 lakh students are trying to…

Indonesia says media should learn from cartoon fury

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's president on Thursday called on the media to draw a lesson from the publication of cartoons that have sparked Muslim protests worldwide, saying freedom of the press was not absolute. President…

Rapist teachers arrested in Haryana

Two teachers of a government high school in a Haryana village were arrested Thursday evening for raping a 13-year-old girl student who was now pregnant. The two accused were identified as Ram Kumar Punia, a…

Embassies to be asked to take up issue…

KOLLAM: Union Minister for Expatriate Affairs Vayalar Ravi said here on Tuesday that the 110 Indian embassies around the world would be asked to take up the release of the Indian citizens jailed on foreign…

Defamation case by P Sasi: One-month jail for…

THALASSERY: The Judicial First Class Magistrate Court here has sentenced Nalini, sister of Manichan, who was involved in the Kalluvathukkal liquor tragedy case, to one month’s simple imprisonment and a fine amounting to Rs 3,000,…

Two women Maoists remanded to police custody

MIDNAPORE (WB): A court in Jhargram on Thursday remanded two women Maoists, arrested from Bhulebheda in West Bengal's West Midnapore district to seven days police custody. The two Maoists, identified as Bimala Sardar and Sulekha…

Israel surprised by Putin's plans to invite Hamas

Israel surprised by Putin's plans to invite Hamas JERUSALEM, Feb 9 (Reuters) Russian President Vladimir Putin's plans to invite to Hamas leaders to visit Moscow was met today by surprise in Israel, which does not…