Cinema Hall Kerala

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Kerala Government Scraps Entertainment Tax For Theatres

The Kerala government on January 11 scrapped the entertainment tax for cinemas in the state from January to March 2021. The decision, which came as a breather to the industry, also reduced 50% fixed charges on the pending electricity bill of the theatres since March 2020. Moreover, extending the validity of the licenses and approvals till March 31, the government has allowed the hall owners to pay the pre-pandemic pending property taxes in… read-more

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 - 02:32 AM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: Kerala Government, Kerala Film Chamber of Commerce, CM Pinarayi Vijayan, Entertainment tax, Entertainment Industry

Courtesy: NDTV

Empty Theater

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Kerala Film Chamber Stops Resuming Theatres, Demands For Relief Package

Demanding a relief package form the state government, the Kerala Film Chamber of Commerce on January 6 decided to not to resume film screening. The development occurred even after the Kerala government permitted theaters to operate at 50% occupancy. The theater owners have appealed to waive off fixed electricity charges and allow full exemption on entertainment tax. They hope to reopen before January 13 to screen Vijay's movie ‘Master’ that… read-more

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 - 10:30 AM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: Kerala Film Chamber of Commerce, Kerala Government, Theater, Entertainment tax, Kochi

Kerala Decides To Reopen Movie Halls For Big Releases

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Kerala Decides To Reopen Theatres Ahead Of Big Films' Release

Amidst the pandemic, the Kerala Government has planned to reopen theatres from January 5 with 50 per cent capacity. The move has been taken ahead of big releases like 'Master' during harvest festival season. The officials are expecting Tamil actor Vijay's 'Master' can be a big turnaround for the film business that was affected by the pandemic. Besides, three Telugu films have been scheduled for a festive release.

Sun, 03 Jan 2021 - 05:42 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Kerala Government, Cinema halls, Telegu Cinema, Pongal

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Kerala Government Sets For Extension Of Scholarship For Transgender Community


Kerala Govt Starts Scholarship And Wedding Grants For Transgenders

In a bid to mainstream the LGBTQ community, the Kerala government on December 29 announced scholarship scheme for the third gender students. The students from seventh grade to college can avail the scholarship, and only aided/self-financed institutions are eligible. While the students of grade 7-10 will be receiving Rs 1000/month, and high-secondary and college students with Rs 1,500 and Rs 2,000 respectively. The government also proposed… read-more

Wed, 30 Dec 2020 - 09:26 AM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Kerala Government, Transgender, Scholarship, LGBTQ, Social Justice

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Diego Maradona in a match

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Kerala Sports Sector To Mourn For 2 Days After The Demise Of Maradona

On the sudden demise of legendary footballer Diego Maradona, the Kerala government has announced that the state's sports sector would observe mourning for two days. Sports minister E.P. Jayarajan announced the decision and stated that lakhs of fans in Kerala could not believe the news. The veteran footballer has visited Kerala in 2012 for an event.… read-more

Thu, 26 Nov 2020 - 05:03 PM / by Sreemayi .S.R

Tags: Diego Maradona, Kerala Government, sports

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Ayisha Hussain And TP Sulfat

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Creating Record, Kerala BJP Fields Muslim Women In Local Body Polls

In a tactical move, Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to field two Muslim women to contest in the Kerala local body elections. The two candidates - TP Sulfath and Ayisha Hussain - will contest against the predominant Indian Union Muslim League in the panchayats of Malappuram district. Reportedly, both the candidates have opted for BJP tickets as they were "influenced" by its "progressive" policies. Malappuram will undergo polls on December… read-more

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 - 05:37 PM / by Sreemayi .S.R

Tags: BJP, Kerala, Kerala Government, Elections, Communist Party of India

Courtesy: The Indian Express


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Kerala Congress (M) Ends Its Association With UDF; Chief Says Politics in The State To Change

The Kerala Congress (M) has withdrawn from the United Democratic Front (UDF) after an association of 38 years. The decision was announced on October 14 by the KC(M) chief Jose K Mani, who claimed that his party was not treated well by UDF and that the move will change the political scenario in the state. However, the Kerala CM while welcoming the move, said that it would “strengthen democratic and secular forces in the state.”

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 - 01:31 PM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Kerala, Kerala Congress M, United democratic front, Kerala Government

Courtesy: Hindustan Times


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Kerala Not Taking Heath Experts' Advice Into Consideration: IMA Officials

Kerala government has allegedly ignored the inputs from the state wing of the Indian Medical Association in implementation of policies against COVID-19 pandemic. While the CM Pinarayi Vijayan maintains the state is recovering, IMA officials has urged the government to run proper schemes by consulting with the IMA. Dr Abraham Varghese, IMA head, said, "At present, 80% of the ICUs are filled. And the government hospitals are shooing-away non-… read-more

Wed, 07 Oct 2020 - 01:56 AM / by Dharshana Vijayan

Tags: Kerala Government, CM Pinarayi Vijayan, Covid-19, Indian Medical Association

Courtesy: Hindustan Times


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Kerala Allows Asymptomatic COVID Guest to Work in Controlled Areas

According to the order issued by the general administration department of Kerala Government, guest workers who are COVID-19 positive yet asymptomatic, can continue to work in separate areas, away from others. The order directs that their food and stay have to be arranged as per the First Line Treatment Centre guidelines. However, this goes against the guidelines issued by the health department which orders home quarantine for asymptomatic… read-more

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 - 12:13 PM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Coronavirus, Asymptomatic, Kerala, Kerala Government

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Kochi Metro

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Kerala: Final Stretch of Phase 1 of Kochi Metro Completed

Amid the COVID-19 fear, the final stretch of the phase-1 of the Kochi metro was inaugurated on September 7 by the Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan through a video conference. The final stretch extends from Thykoodam to Petta. Reportedly, phase-1 of the Kochi metro has cost about Rs 6,218 crore. Also, the walls at Petta station pay tribute to the fishermen community for their life-saving contributions during the 2018 Kerala floods. 

Tue, 08 Sep 2020 - 09:32 AM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Kerala, Kochi, Metro, Kerala Government

Courtesy: ANI News