With Surabhi, the best actress award returns to Kerala after 14 years

Surabhi Lakshmi

Surabhi, with her brilliant performance in Minnaminungu, has brought back the National Best Actress award to Kerala after a long gap of 14 years. The last time Kerala won the National Film Award for the best actress was in 2003 with Meera Jasmine for ‘Padam Onnu: Oru Vilapam’. Surabhi is the sixth Malayalam actress to win the Best Actress award. Read More

Sharjah Book Fair: Mathrubhumi bags ‘International Publisher’ award

Sharjah book fair

Mathrubhumi was selected for the ‘International Publisher’ award at the 36th Sharjah International Book Fair 2017. Mathrubhumi is the first-ever media house in the country to receive the award. The book fair, organised at Sharjah Expo Centre, was inaugurated by Sharjah ruler and UAE Supreme Council member Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi. Mathrubhumi Joint Managing Director M V Shreyams Kumar received the award from the Sharjah ruler.   Read More

Padma awards announced: Padma Vibhushan for KJ Yesudas, Padmashree for six Keralites

Yesudas

Legendary singer K.J. Yesudas was accorded Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian honour of India. Altogether, six Keralites have made it to the list of Padma awardees this year. Carnatic vocalist Parassala B Ponnammal, hockey player Sreejesh, Kathakali exponent Chemenchery Kunhiraman Nair, Poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri and Kalaripayattu exponent Meenakshi Amma was selected for Padma Shri. Read More

K S Chitra bags 'Harivarasanam' award

KS Chitra

Veteran singer K S Chitra has been selected for this year's prestigious  'Harivarasanam' award, instituted by the Kerala government. Chitra has been selected for the award in recognition of her contribution to propagate the spirit of secularism, equanimity and universal brotherhood. Read More

Kerala Tourism bags PATA Gold Awards 2017

Kerala Tourism

Kerala Tourism Department won 'The Pacific Asia Travel Association Grand and Gold Award 2017' for its Film Tourism Brochure in the Marketing Media–Consumer Travel Brochure category. P Bala Kiran, IAS, Director, Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala received the award at the 32nd edition of the PATA Awards, held at Macao, in recognition of its trend-setting marketing initiatives, which have boosted the state's profile as a must-visit destination. Read More

Munnar wins Lonely Planet's'Best destination for Romance' award

Munnar

Munnar, the popular hill station with sprawling tea plantations and winding lanes, has won the award for 'Best Destination for Romance' at the Lonely Planet Magazine Indian Travel Awards 2017.

Creating history, Kerala enters Ranji Trophy quarter finals

Kerala Ranji team

Kerala created history by entering the quarter finals of Ranji Trophy at Chaudhry Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium, Lahli. On the final day of Group B encounter with Haryana, Kerala beat Haryana for 1 innings and 8 runs.The biggest achievement for Kerala in the nearest history was the entry to Elite group in the 2007-08 season. This time match was arranged in four groups. Each group consists of 7 teams, and two of them will enter the quarter finals.However,  Kerala's hopes to make it to the semi- finals of the Ranji Trophy was shattered when Vidarbha beat them by 412 runs in their quarterfinal match at Lalbhai Contractor Cricket Stadium. Read More

Kerala bags India Today's Best Big State Award in Governance category

Kerala government

Kerala won India Today's Best Big State Award in governance category. Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari presented the award to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at a function organized at Grand Hotel in New Delhi. The high level of representation of women in local self-governing bodies, decentralisation, excellent e-services, houses to around 4 lakh people, Aardram mission and Haritha Keralam are some of the State's achievements that paved the way for the award. Read More