Android application ‘soteria’ to help women


Women can avail help just in a touch through ‘Soteria’, an android application. The name comes from Greek Goddess Soteria , the goddess of safety and of deliverance and preservation from harm in Greek mythology. Tripunithura based Smacon Technologies has developed this application to help women in times of need. This application can be downloaded to android phones. In the settings page three numbers can be saved. Whenever you are in trouble just dial the call option in the application, message will be delivered to the three numbers you have set. The message will also have information about the place from which the message has been sent. GPS technology is used to trace the location or else Google API is used. If both these facilities are not available, the tower location of mobile connection is used by the application. Even status updates can be given in Facebook through this application. This software can be downloaded from Google App store.




Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 07:28

Mural rendition by Menaka

menaYesteryear actress Menaka is all set to bring to life the chronicles of Lord Shiva through mural work. Colour strokes by Menaka Suresh will grace the walls of Kudavoor Mahadeva Temple (Thiruvananthapuram) soon. The actress, who starred in hundreds of films in Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu in 1980s, is engaged in painting the walls of the village temple with her guru, Prince Thonnakkal . Menaka is portraying ‘Nataraja’ in the temple walls. The temple walls will adorn mural artworks which are made from lime, juicy extracts from leaves, "ennakkari" and "vettukallu". Menaka was trained by the renowned mural artist Mr. Prince Thonnakkal , since 2007.




Last Updated on Monday, 17 December 2012 07:44

Nurses to wear Churidar from December 1

nursesNurses in Kerala are all set for a change — from sari to churidar. The six-yard white saree will soon give its way to churidar and overcoat in government hospitals in the state. Health Ministry took the decision as per the popular demand from the nursing community, especially the young brigade. The traditionalists could continue to wear sari and the new dress code would not be enforced on them.

Nurses often find it difficult to change over to sari after coming to hospitals from their home. Wearing a sari involves much effort and time, whereas churidar is more convenient and user-friendly. Kerala has about 1,255 hospitals of varying size under the directorate of health services with more than 8,000 nurses working in them. The number of male nurses in Kerala hospitals is minuscule.

Most private hospitals across Kerala shifted from saris to churidars, shirt and trousers as nurses’ uniform many years ago




Last Updated on Monday, 03 December 2012 10:07

Ratio of police women to increase by 10%

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Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan affirmed that the number of police women in the state will be increased by 10%. The announcement of the Minister comes immediately after the Centre calling for State governments to increase the ratio of women police personnel to 33% to create a congenial atmosphere for women to visit police stations. Women police officials are miniscule in most of the states, comprising just less than 4 percent. The plan to increase the number of women police officials came in the wake of the heinous rape of 23 year old paramedical student in New Delhi.




Last Updated on Thursday, 10 January 2013 05:26

Kottayam girl wins New Zealand Got Talent contest




Jessie-HillelJessie Hillel, 11-year-old Wellington-settled Malayali girl from Kottayam is the first runner-up at the New Zealand Got Talent contest. This little girl with angelic voice was outshined by Clara van Wel, a 15-year-old schoolgirl who took home $100,000, a car and recording contract. Even though Jessie was one of the favourites with the judges, popular votes poured in for Ms. Clara Van Wel, making her the winner of the competition. Jessie, the second of the two daughters of Rabbi Brigu Hillel and Sigy Susan George, working in New Zealand, has been training in music right from the age of three. Jessie's parents, both IT workers, hail from Kerala and settled in Wellington in 1996 after her father was offered a posting here and the couple fell in love with New Zealand’s lifestyle. Jessie sibling, 15-year Julie is also a talented pianist. Jessie had won the overall championship at the Aim to Fame National Championship of Performing Arts in New Zealand. She participated as the New Zealand team member at the World Championship of Performing Arts at Los Angeles in 2010, considered the Olympics of performing arts and came back with a second place. According to her grandfather O.M. Mathew, a former professor of political science, Jessie’s favourite Malayalam song was Pacha Panam Thathe.




Last Updated on Monday, 03 December 2012 11:25

Kudumbasree targets 100% enrolment of women

kudumbasreeA programme ‘Nanma’ is set to be launched by the district unit of Kudumbasree in Kozhikode to ascertain 100 percent enrolment of women from all families. The programme organized as a part of the National Rural Livelihood Mission will be inaugurated by Minister for Social Welfare M.K. Muneer on November 24.

A survey will be conducted by Kudumbasree in all wards to determine the number of families left off from the mission at present. They will be brought under the roof of Kudumbasree either as part of the existing units or by forming new neighbourhood groups.The plan is to set up at least 3,000 new groups in the Kozhikode district.  In the course of this programme nearly 42,000 families will be offered membership. Resource groups will be formed at the district and the Community Development Society level. A special project will be devised to engage people from coastal areas and those from the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes in the Kudumbasree activities

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 November 2012 06:16

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