Alphonsa Nagar Bharananganam is now blessed with the Alphonsa Tower for the pilgrims to stay in and dine. The inauguration day of the first stage of Alphonsa Tower is blessed on the same day when St. Alphonsa was announced as Blessed Alphonsa by Blessed Pope Johnpaul II on 08 February 1986 in Kottayam.
Former MLA KK Nair passed away at 2.15 AM Thursday 07 February 2013 due to old age health problems. Sri. K K Nair breathed his last at the age of 82 in his home at Vettipram in Pathanamthitta. He was a dedicated social worker and remained a bachelor. The funeral time is not decided yet.
Malayala Manorama introduced an online calendar 2013 Application which ranks the top of all the calendars in Google play store. The Manorama Calendar 2103 on Android market also gets the users location using either cell towers or Wi-Fi connections. The user should make sure to turn on the location on the phone to use to app. The Global Positioning System on the other hand determines the precise location of the user.
Northern Kerala is to have power cut on alternatives days for a month till February 27. The new order will be carried over in the districts from Thrissur. The power cut is scheduled from 8 am to 3 pm for the maintenance work on electric lines. This new power cut is in addition to the normal load shedding and newly introduced power holiday. Since maintenance is taking place on two lines at a time, the electricity board is forced to withdraw power from both the lines for security reasons.
The newly released Malayalam movie Romans is a good entertainer, say many of the viewers. But in fact it is doubtful to agree to the statement for a good movie review as the movie has couple of flaws. However, there are a few aspects which is praise worthy too.
The movie is successful as an entertainer in terms of comics. Biju Menon – Kunchacko Boban pair gives a good dinner for their fans to enjoy a good time of relaxation. And the thread of the story was good and is directed very well by Boban Samuel. The movie presents a new Christian devotional song to the Christians. But the other songs of the movie are not that appreciable. The videographer has done a great job for the film. The main attractive feature of the videography is that it is based on a greenery background score. 98% of the scenes have a green background. Even the blue sky behind the actors is avoided to keep the ‘green theme’ except for very rare cases. The role of Kunchacko Boban, Biju Menon and Lalu Alex very apt for them and they have done a great job to present their characters with perfection.
The movie though is appreciated with many positives, it has some flaws.
Mathrubhumi News channel began its run today 23rd January 2013 at 10.30 at its news telecasting centre at Trivandrum. The news channel Mathrubhumi was inaugurated by its managing director M.P. Virendra Kumar and managing editor P.V. Chandran who together lit the lights. The channel began with the motto of credibility and offers news reports without manipulation and exaggerations. The news channel took birth as Mathrubhumi is about to celebrate its 90th anniversary in 2013. Mathrubhumi has the biggest news room among all the news channels in Kerala. In addition, the channel has all the latest technology to give the highest performance and clarity of video telecasted. The channel also intends to show Malayalees to the world and the World to Malayalees. The highly qualified and experienced professionals is an asset to the channel for proper and trustworthy news reports and way of presenting. You may also watch Mathrubhumi News Channel live at www.mathrubhuminews.in
The team has a greater plan to introduce variety type of news reporting. The broadcast details of the channel is as follows.
J.C. Daniel is Kerala’s first film maker who produced, directed, wrote, photographed, edited and acted in the first film ‘Vigathakumaran’ made in Kerala, India. The title of the movie ‘Vigathakumaran’ means Lost Child. It was JC Daniel who established the very first film studio in Kerala namely ‘The Travancore National Pictures’ in Trivandrum at Pattom. These facts of being the pioneer in various art departments of film in Kerala is more than enough to call him ‘Father of Malayalam Cinema’. Later on the JC Daniel Award was instituted by the Government of Kerala in order to honour lifetime achievements in Malayalam cinema.
Trains Tickets hike on January 21. There will be a hike of up to 20% for various tickets. The new fares will be valid from 2013 January 21. There will be a hike of 20% in all the classes.
Kerala government employees strike against the withdrawal of the Contributory Pension Scheme by the state government was peaceful and 40% of the government employees had attended their offices on the day. The government had declared that the Contributory Pension Scheme would be withdrawn from 2013 April 01. This made the Pro-LDF and Pro-BJP state employees including teachers to call for the strike. Since only below 40% of the employees attended the offices the whole state’s operations were affected including the secretariat.
The KSEB substations are to be shut down once a month from 9 am to 4 pm from January to May 2013. A circular regarding the same has been published by KSEB which also states that no electricity to be supplied via other sources too. This method of saving electricity is called as Power Holiday. Power holiday has been practiced by the other states of India. Kerala has been the only state in India without power holiday. Now, with the introduction of it, all the states of India will be having a power holiday every month. The KSEB mainly practices it for maintenance of sub stations and parts of the power supply. In addition, the heavy usage of power by general public and private sectors is a reason behind the same.