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3-Day World Peace Prayer Starts off at Amritanandamayi Math

A three-day-long ritualistic prayer for world peace commenced today the ashram of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma) in Kerala, as the Sri Chandika Mahayaga marked the beginning of Amritavarsham60, the 60th birthday Celebrations of the globally-renowned spiritual guru. At 11 am, Amma — as the humanitarian leader is known — entered the 72-square-foot yagashala, where she was received to the sounds of Vedic chanting with traditional purna-kumbham greeting. She then officially […]

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Amrita develops new nano-medicine for drug-resistant blood cancer

For millions of Indians battling leukemia (blood cancer), it could rekindle their hope and determination to conquer the life-sapping disease. Kochi-based Amrita Centre for Nanosciences & Molecular Medicine has developed a new nano-medicine that can dramatically improve the treatment of drug-resistant Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML), when used in combination with Imatinib, the standard drug for the crippling disease. In another significant invention, the 2006-founded Amrita Centre has devised a mechanism […]

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Spirituality, culture, science & service to mark Amritanandamayi 60th birthday

A three-day prayer for world peace from Sunday will mark the start of a milestone event in the global domain of spirituality, as followers of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi are organising the renowned humanitarian leader’s 60th birthday that will also feature international cultural performances, seminars and the launch of service projects. Amritapuri — an ashram complex with an adjacent university, lining a green stretch along the coast in this south Kerala […]

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HLL wins first prize at Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha awards

HLL Lifecare Ltd has won the prestigious Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Shield for 2013-2014 – the eighth time the central public sector enterprise has been honoured for its outstanding performance in implementing the official language, Hindi. HLL won the first prize in the C-Region category of the awards. Shri. Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble President of India, presented the award to Dr. M Ayyappan, Chairman & MD, HLL at a function in Delhi […]

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ULCCS an example for diversification without compromising core co-operative principles

The three-day international conference on ‘Co-operatives in Transition in the Era of Globalisation’, organised jointly by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, and Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society Ltd (ULCCS Ltd) concluded here on Friday. In his address on ‘ULCCS: History of its Evolution and Contemporary Challenges’ held as part of the plenary session on ‘Innovation in Co-operative Movement in Kerala: Case studies’, Dr. […]

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Amala Bharatam cleanliness drive to tick 3 years on Amma birthday

Three years ago, Mata Amritanandamayi took an unusual break while giving customary darshan to visitors at her ashram — and spent time with a sizeable gathering of university students who had come to meet the humanitarian leader. That proved the genesis of a nationwide movement aimed at restoring India’s natural beauty. Today, the pioneering Amala Bharatam Campaign (ABC) is poised to complete three years, as the Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MAM) […]

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Co-operatives could resist capitalism

Renowned economist Prabhat Patnaik has said that the co-operative movement in the country could provide protection to petty production against encroachment by corporate capitalism. In his keynote address at the inaugural session of the international conference on ‘Co-operatives in Transition in the Era of Globalisation’, organised jointly by Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, and Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society Ltd (ULCCS Ltd) […]

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Consumerfed festival sales soar past Rs 100 crore

With just three days to Onam, state-wide sales at the special festival fairs organised by Consumerfed over the past month have soared past Rs 100 crores. Consumerfed has opened 4,551 special Onam sales outlets across 14 districts selling 13 essential items at subsidised prices, besides an Onam ‘payasam’ kit and other non-subsidised goods. The 13 items which are being sold at discounts of up to 30% include four varieties of […]

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Rs 500 crore budgetary support for young entrepreneurs

Thousands of young aspiring entrepreneurs in Kerala received a major boost on the inaugural Entrepreneurship Day on Thursday when Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Oommen Chandy announced that his government would earmark an estimated Rs. 500 crore as budgetary assistance for them to pursue their dream ventures. In one of the biggest online connects the state had ever, the CM addressed more than two million school and college students via Google […]

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HLL Lifecare pays Rs. 387 lakhs dividend to Government of India

HLL Lifecare, a mini ratna public sector company, has paid a dividend of Rs. 387 lakhs to the Government of India for 2012-13 thanks to its impressive 36 per cent growth registered over the last financial year. Dr. M. Ayyappan, Chairman and Managing Director of the Thiruvananthapuram-based PSU, presented the cheque to Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad at a function held in New Delhi […]

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