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hbo's watchmen gets greenlit for tv series

Even for HBO that is known for so-called prestige television, Watchmen may be the next flagship after Game of Thrones. The source material is considered to be one of the - if not the - best graphic novels of all time.

Harshvardhan Kapoor

Anil Kapoor and son Harshvardhan Kapoor will be seen sharing screen space for the first time in the Abhinav Bindra biopic. The film will release in 2019.

Splitsvilla 11 launch

Splitsvilla is back with its eleventh season. Sunny Leone and Rannvijay Singha host the dating reality show which airs on MTV.

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NASA has used Freelancer.com to hold several crowdsourcing campaigns in order to find innovative solutions to engineering problems they come across.

Google, Google Home speaker, Google speaker with display, Google Assistant, Google new speaker, Amazon Echo Show, Google display speaker launch

Google's smart speaker with display will likely let users view YouTube videos, maps and check calendar using voice commands.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has started receiving its first software update ahead of its sale in the US from August 24.

Thiruvananthapuram News

Meet Saseendra, first woman in Kerala to drive CM’s vehicle during passing-out parade
Meet Saseendra, first woman in Kerala to drive CM’s vehicle during passing-out parade

On Tuesday, Saseendra became the first woman in Kerala to drive the official vehicle of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan as he took the salute at a passing-out parade at the Ramavarmapuram Police Academy in Thrissur.

Hindu Pakistan: BJP activists threatened to kill me, claims Shashi Tharoor after attack on his Kerala office
Hindu Pakistan: BJP activists threatened to kill me, claims Shashi Tharoor after attack on his Kerala office

Shashi Tharoor said the BJP youth wing activists also drove away the locals who were waiting with their petitions outside and even tied a banner saying “Hindu Pakistan” office.

Kerala to get official song; Govt sets up panel
Kerala to get official song; Govt sets up panel

The cabinet set up the expert panel months after Vijayan, at a function, had said Kerala should have its own official song which could be sung for government and other public functions.

Kerala: Four CPI(M) workers, three BJP workers injured in clashes
Kerala: Four CPI(M) workers, three BJP workers injured in clashes

The injured have been admitted to hospitals in Mattanur and Thalassery. The condition of one of the CPI(M) is said to be serious. It is being verified who started off the clash, a senior police official said.

Nissan’s digital hub to drive up Kerala’s ease of doing business rankings
Nissan’s digital hub to drive up Kerala’s ease of doing business rankings

The company is looking at providing 500 direct jobs by the end of April 2019 with indirect employment also raised through its partner agencies.

As prices plunge and arrears rise, sugar mills ask central govt to implement release mechanism

The sugar industry has come out strongly in favour of a release mechanism to stop the freefall in sugar prices. Under a release mechanism, the central government imposes a certain quota on the amount of a commodity that can be sold in the open market, in an effort to keep a balance between its supply […]

The hearing-impaired woman entrepreneur who wowed the audience at ‘Huddle Kerala’ conclave
The hearing-impaired woman entrepreneur who wowed the audience at ‘Huddle Kerala’ conclave

Theertha, co-founder of the startup ‘Sign NEXT’, wants to talk and communicate more effectively to the deaf people across the country and make them part of the mainstream conversation.

Kerala Governor withholds Bill regularising medical college admissions
Kerala Governor withholds Bill regularising medical college admissions

The Bill was meant to regularise the illegal admission of 180 students to two private medical colleges in the state in the academic year 2016-17.

Kerala brings out SOP for brain death certification
Kerala brings out SOP for brain death certification

The move comes in the wake of a high court order last year, which directed the health department to take extra care in certification of brain deaths and ensure that hospitals stuck to highest standards of medical ethics.

Kerala not to forgo additional tax revenue on petro products
Kerala not to forgo additional tax revenue on petro products

Condemning the stand taken by the left government, the UDF opposition wanted it to take a “humanitarian” approach rather than speaking on technicalities on the issue.

No new liquor outlets, beer-wine parlours: Kerala govt
No new liquor outlets, beer-wine parlours: Kerala govt

The Catholic Church, opposition Congress-led UDF and BJP had criticised the government for its decision to re-open closed liquor outlets.

Land row: Kochi police file FIR against Cardinal
Land row: Kochi police file FIR against Cardinal

At present, police would neither record the statement of the Cardinal nor arrest him,’’ he said. Of 458 priests in the arch-diocese, only ten are reportedly supporting the Cardinal.

In Kerala, rebel CPM leader’s memorial under police watch
In Kerala, rebel CPM leader’s memorial under police watch

CPI(M) Kozhikode district secretary P Mohanan, however, rejected the claim that CPI(M) men had vandalised the memorial.

Kerala’s nurses association goes on strike, demand minimum wages
Kerala’s nurses association goes on strike, demand minimum wages

Nurses assigned on emergency and casualty duties have been exempted from the strike, UNA representatives said.

Top priest in dock over land deals empowers junior
Top priest in dock over land deals empowers junior

Last month, a special probe panel comprising priests and laymen had recommended action against Alencherry. This is the first such recommendation — the case also involves alleged black money — for a Catholic Church in India.

Dog mauls woman to death, Kerala considers new rules
Dog mauls woman to death, Kerala considers new rules

An estate worker Rajamma, 60, was on Monday mauled to death by two Rottweiler dogs, kept by a person named Karikkal Jose. He was arrested on Wednesday and the dogs have been sent for examination to a veterinary university in Wayanad.

Over 5 lakh homeless identified in Kerala: CM Pinarayi Vijayan 
Over 5 lakh homeless identified in Kerala: CM Pinarayi Vijayan 

Leader of the opposition in the assembly Ramesh Chennithala alleged that the much hyped Life mission was yet to take off in the state. He also said that there was no concrete system to address the complexities and confusions attached to the programme.

Kerala: CCTV shows passersby’s indifference towards bleeding man
Kerala: CCTV shows passersby’s indifference towards bleeding man

Saju Anto fell off the fourth floor of a lodge, where he had been staying for a few days. CCTV footage showed people gathering around him, but no one took him to a hospital. Many were seen looking up the building.

Woman imam leads Friday prayers in Kerala mosque
Woman imam leads Friday prayers in Kerala mosque

Until last week, Abdul Azeez Moulavi, who is also a member of the society, had been leading the Friday prayers at the mosque.

Thiruvananthapuram: 120 school children admitted to hospital due to food poisoning
Thiruvananthapuram: 120 school children admitted to hospital due to food poisoning

Though the condition of the none of the affected children was serious, they would be discharged only after monitoring their health condition, said a release from the Medical College Hospital.

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