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Abey Kuruvilla (born 8 August 1968) is a former Indian pace bowler of the mid-1990s.
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The Achankovil is a river in Kerala, India, created towards the southern tip of the peninsula by the confluence of the Rishimala, Pasukidamettu, and Ramakkalteri Rivers.
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Adivasi is an umbrella term for a heterogeneous set of ethnic and tribal groups considered the aboriginal population of India.
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K. Bhaskaran Nair (1 March 1927 – 29 March 1990), known by his stage name Adoor Bhasi, was an Indian film actor and film director from Kerala. Adoor Bhasi was almost always cast as the man who stands next to the hero. His hilarious actions and roles became the cynosure of comic scenes in the Malayalam films of the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s. He is also famous for his eloquent speeches in fluent English. He directed three Malayalam films during the late 1970s.
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Moutatthu Gopalakrishnan Unnithan (born 3 July 1941), commonly known as Adoor Gopalakrishnan is an Indian film director, script writer, and producer.
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The Age of Discovery is an informal and loosely defined European historical period from the 15th century to the 18th century, marking the time in which extensive overseas exploration emerged as a powerful factor in European culture.
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Air India Express is a low-cost airline subsidiary of Air India with HQ in Cochin and MRO base at Thiruvananthapuram.
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AirAsia India is an Indo-Malaysian low cost carrier headquartered in Bengaluru, India.
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Aircel is an Indian mobile network operator headquartered in Chennai, which offers voice and 2G, 3G and 4G data services.
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The Airports Authority of India (AAI) (भारतीय विमानपत्तन प्राधिकरण; Bhãratiya Vimãnpatan Prãdhikarañ) under the Ministry of Civil Aviation is responsible for creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure in India.
Alappuzha, also known as Alleppey, is the administrative headquarters of Alappuzha District of Kerala state of southern India.
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Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is a government funded, public university, originally established by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan as Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College in 1875.
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Aliyah (עֲלִיָּה aliyah, "ascent") is the immigration of Jews from the diaspora to the land of Israel (Eretz Yisrael).
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Amphibians are ectothermic, tetrapod vertebrates of the class Amphibia.
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Amrita TV(അമൃത ടി.വി.), launched in 2005, as a 24-hour Malayalam, general entertainment satellite channel.
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Anamudi or Anai Mudi is located in the Indian state Kerala.
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The Anglo–Mysore Wars were a series of wars fought in India over the last three decades of the 18th century between the Kingdom of Mysore and the British East India Company, represented chiefly by the Madras Presidency.
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Animal husbandry is the management and care of farm animals by humans for profit, in which genetic qualities and behavior, considered to be advantageous to humans, are further developed.
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Anju Bobby George (born 19 April 1977) is an Indian athlete.
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According to the Bible's New Testament, the Apostles were the primary disciples of Jesus, the central figure in Christianity.
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Appam is a type of pancake made with fermented rice batter and coconut milk.
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The Arab states of the Persian Gulf are the seven Arab states which border the Persian Gulf, namely Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Arabs (عرب, ʿarab) are a major panethnic group whose native language is Arabic, comprising the majority of the Arab world.
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Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary is the northernmost wildlife sanctuary of Kerala, southwest India.
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The Aranyakas (Sanskrit: आरण्यक) are the ritual sacrifice part of the ancient Indian texts, the Vedas.
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Arayars or Arayans is a subcaste of Tamil Muthurajas, a Malayali caste.
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The Arjuna Awards are given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, government of India to recognize outstanding achievement in National sports.
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Suzanna Arundhati Roy (born 24 November 1959) is an Indian author who is best known for her novel The God of Small Things (1997), which won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1997.
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"Aryan" is a loanword derived from the Sanskrit ārya ('noble').
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Ashoka Maurya (IAST:;; 304–232 BCE), commonly known as Ashoka and Ashoka the Great, was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent from circa 269 BCE to 232 BCE.
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Ashtamudi Lake (Ashtamudi Kayal), in the Kollam District of the Indian state of Kerala, is the most visited backwater and lake in the state.
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The Asian palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus), also called toddy cat, is a small member of the Viverridae family native to South and Southeast Asia.
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Asianet is an Indian general entertainment channel broadcasting in Malayalam language.
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Asianet Movies is a 24-hour Malayalam TV channel from the Asianet Communications Limited launched on 15 July 2012.
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Asianet News (formerly Asianet Global) is a Malayalam news channel owned by Jupiter Media and Entertainment Venture.
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Assyrian people (ܐܫܘܪܝܐ), also known as Chaldeans, Syriacs, and Arameans, (see names of Syriac Christians) are a Christian, Semitic,James Minahan, Encyclopedia of the Stateless Nations: A-C, pp.
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Asuras (असुर) are mythological lord beings in Indian texts who compete for power with the more benevolent devas (also known as suras).
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Athirappilly Falls is situated in Athirappilly panchayath, Chalakudy Taluk in of Thrissur district, Kerala on the southwest coast of India.
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Attukal (Malayalam:ആറ്റുകാല്) is a Hindu pilgrimage centre in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
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Augustus (Imperātor Caesar Dīvī Fīlius Augustus;Classical Latin spelling and reconstructed Classical Latin pronunciation of the names of Augustus.
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The Ay dynasty (I / Aioi dynasty) ruled parts of southern India from the early Sangam age to the 12th century AD.
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Ayurveda (Sanskrit: आयुर्वेद ''Āyurveda''., "life-knowledge"; English pronunciation) or Ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional Hindu medicine native to the Indian subcontinent.
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Ayya Vaikundar (c.1810–c.1851; அய்யா வைகுண்டர்), also known as Incarnation of Lord Vishnu, was a 19th-century social reformer and iconoclast who worked for the upliftment of downtrodden people in the Kingdom of Travancore.
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Mahatma Ayyankali (also Ayyan Kali) (28 August 1863–1941) was a social reformer who worked for the advancement of those people in the then princely state of Travancore, British India, who were treated as untouchables.
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The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), also known as Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI), is a worldwide programme of the World Health Organization and UNICEF, launched in 1991UNICEF.
Babylonia was an ancient Akkadian-speaking Semitic state and cultural region based in central-southern Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq).
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Badminton is a recreational sport played by either two opposing players (singles) or two opposing pairs (doubles), that take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court divided by a net.
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The bamboos are a subfamily (Bambusoideae) of flowering perennial evergreen plants in the grass family Poaceae.
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Basketball is a sport played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court.
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≥ The Battle of Colachel (or Battle of Kulachal) was fought on between the military, called the Nair Brigade, of the Indian kingdom of Travancore and the Dutch East India Company, during the Travancore-Dutch War.
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Bauxite, an aluminium ore, is the world's main source of aluminium.
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A beach is a landform along the coast of an ocean or sea, or the edge of a lake or river.
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Bekal is a small town in the Kasaragod district on the West coast of the state of Kerala, India.
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The Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris), is the most numerous tiger subspecies.
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Bengali or Bangla (বাংলা) is the language native to the region of Bengal, which comprises the present-day nation of Bangladesh and of the Indian states West Bengal, Tripura and southern Assam.
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Beypore or Beypur is an ancient port town and a Municipality town in Kozhikode district in the state of Kerala, India.
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The Bhakti movement refers to the theistic devotional trend that emerged in medieval Hinduism.
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Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (abbreviated BSNL) is an Indian state-owned telecommunications company headquartered in New Delhi, India.
Gopinathan Velayudhan Nair, also known as Bharat Gopy, (2 November 1937 – 29 January 2008) was an Indian film actor, producer, and director.
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Bharathappuzha ("River of Bhārata"), also known as the River Nila, is a river in India in the state of Kerala.
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Bharti Airtel Limited is an Indian multinational telecommunications services company headquartered in New Delhi, India.
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Bhashaposhini is an Indian monthly magazine.
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The birth rate (technically, births/population rate) is the total number of live births per 1,000 of a population in a year.
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Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning.
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Brackish water or briny water is water that has more salinity than fresh water, but not as much as seawater.
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The British Raj (rāj, meaning "rule" in Hindi) was the rule of Great Britain in the Indian subcontinent between 1858 and 1947.
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The Bronze Age is a time period characterized by the use of bronze, proto-writing, and other early features of urban civilization.
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Buddhism is a nontheistic religion or philosophy (Sanskrit: dharma; Pali: धम्म dhamma) that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha, commonly known as the Buddha ("the awakened one").
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Business Line or The Hindu Business Line is an Indian business newspaper published by Kasturi & Sons, the publishers of the newspaper The Hindu located in Chennai, India.
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Business process outsourcing (BPO) is a subset of outsourcing that involves the contracting of the operations and responsibilities of a specific business process to a third-party service provider.
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Calamus is a genus of the palm family Arecaceae.
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Calicut International Airport, also known as Karipur Airport, is an international airport serving the cities of Kozhikkode and Malappuram in Kerala, India.
Cap Gemini S.A. is a French multinational management consulting corporation headquartered in Paris, France.
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Cardamom, sometimes called cardamon (mostly in the UK), is a spice made from the seeds of several plants in the genera Elettaria and Amomum in the family Zingiberaceae.
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Carnatic music, Karnāṭaka saṃgīta or Karnāṭaka saṅgītam is a system of music commonly associated with the southern part of the Indian subcontinent, with its area roughly confined to four modern states of India: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu.
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The cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale) is a tropical evergreen tree that produces the cashew seed and the cashew apple.
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Cassia fistula, known as the golden shower tree and by other names, is a flowering plant in the family Fabaceae.
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The caste system in Kerala differed from that found in the rest of India.
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Catfishes (order Siluriformes) are a diverse group of ray-finned fish.
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The decennial Census of India has been conducted 15 times,.
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The Central Board of Secondary Education (abbreviated as CBSE) is a Board of Education for public and private schools, under the Union Government of India.
Central University of Kerala (CUK) is one of the 15 new Central Universities established under The Central Universities Act, 2009 (Act No.25 of 2009).
Chakara (also spelt Chaakara & ചാകര) is a Malayalam word used to describe a peculiar marine phenomenon in which a large number of fish and prawns throng together during a particular season as a result of mud bank formations.
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Chalakudy River or Chalakudy Puzha is the fourth longest river in Kerala, India.
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Chaliyar is the fourth longest river in Kerala at 169 km in length.
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Chandrika is a Malayalam newspaper run by the Muslim printing and publishing company, Kerala.
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Chavittu Nadakam (Malayalam:ചവിട്ടുനാടകം) is a highly colorful Latin Christian classical art form originated in Cochin, Kerala state in India.
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Chembai Sangeetholsavam is an annual Carnatic music festival held in Guruvayur by the Guruvayur Devaswom (similar to the Thyagaraja Aradhana at Thiruvaiyaru) as a kind of homage to Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, one of the titans of Carnatic Classical Music and a devotee of Guruvayurappan.
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The Chenda (ചെണ്ട) is a cylindrical percussion instrument used widely in the state of Kerala, Tulu Nadu of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in India.
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Chengannur (ചെങ്ങന്നൂര്) is a municipality in the Alappuzha district of the state of Kerala in South India.
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Chennai (also known as Madras) is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
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The Cheras were an ancient Dravidian royal dynasty of Tamil origin who ruled in regions of Tamil Nadu and Kerala in India.
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Cherai (ചെറായി) is a region in Paravur Taluk, a suburb of the city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India.
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The Cheraman Juma Masjid is a mosque in Methala, Kodungallur Taluk, Thrissur district in the Indian state of Kerala.
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The term Chettiar or Chetty or "Shetty" is a title used by various mercantile castes in South India, especially in the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
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The chickpea or chick pea (Cicer arietinum) is a legume of the family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae.
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Child marriage is a formal marriage or informal union entered into by an individual before reaching the age of 18.
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Sree Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy Temple is at Palappuram and about 5 km from Ottappalam, Palakkad, north Kerala.
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Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, (CWS), is located 18 km north of Marayoor on SH 17 in the Marayoor and Kanthalloor Panchayats of Devikulam Taluk in the Idukki district of Kerala state in South India.
Chithrabhumi is a film magazine in Malayalam published from Kerala.
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The Chola dynasty (also called Choda and Cholan) was an ancient dynasty of southern India.
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Christianity is the third-most practiced religion in Kerala, accounting for 18% of the population according to the Indian census.
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Chrysopogon zizanioides, commonly known as vetiver (derived from the Tamil: வெட்டிவேர் věţţivēr) is a perennial bunchgrass of the Poaceae family, native to India.
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Chundan Vallam (Beaked Boat), known outside of Kerala as Kerala snake boats, are one of the icons of Kerala culture used in the Vallamkali boat race.
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The Church of South India (CSI) is the successor of the Church of England in India after Indian Independence.
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Chutney (Hindi/ Nepali - "चटनी" also transliterated chatney or chatni, چٽڻي) is a side dish in the cuisines of the Indian subcontinent that can vary from a tomato relish to a ground peanut garnish or a yoghurt, cucumber and mint dip, whereas in an offshoot that took root in Anglo-Indian cuisine, is usually a tart fruit such as sharp apples, rhubarb or damson pickle made milder by an equal weight of (usually demerera or brown sugar) and vinegar that traditionally aims to give a long shelf life so that fall fruit can be preserved for use throughout the year, as are jams, jellies and pickles, or else to be sold as a commercial product.
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Cinnamomum cassia, called Chinese cassia or Chinese cinnamon, is an evergreen tree originating in southern China, and widely cultivated there and elsewhere in southern and eastern Asia (India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam).
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Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several trees from the genus Cinnamomum that is used in both sweet and savoury foods.
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Clearcutting, clearfelling, or clearcut logging is a forestry/logging practice in which most or all trees in an area are uniformly cut down.
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CNBC is an American basic cable and satellite business news television channel that is owned by NBCUniversal News Group, a division of Comcast Corporation.
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Cochin International Airport is an international airport situated in the city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India.
Cochin Jews, also called Malabar Jews, are of Mizrahi and Sephardi heritage.
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Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) is a government-owned autonomous science and technology university in Cochin, Kerala, India.
The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the family Arecaceae (palm family).
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Coir is a natural fibre extracted from the husk of coconut and used in products such as floor mats, doormats, brushes, mattresses, etc.
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The College of Engineering, Trivandrum, commonly known as CET, is situated in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala, founded in 1939 during the reign of the Travancore King, Sree Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma.
The Commonwealth of Nations, commonly known as the Commonwealth (formerly the British Commonwealth), is an intergovernmental organization of 53 member states that were mostly territories of the former British Empire.
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In political and social sciences, communism (from Latin communis – common, universal) is a social, political, and economic ideology and movement whose ultimate goal is the establishment of the communist society, which is a socioeconomic order structured upon the common ownership of the means of production and the absence of social classes, money, and the state.
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The Communist Party of India (CPI) (Bhāratīya Kamyunisṭ Pārṭī) is a communist party in India.
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The Communist Party of India (Marxist) (abbreviated CPI(M) or CPM) is a communist party in India. The party emerged from a split from the Communist Party of India in 1964. The CPI(M) was formed at the Seventh Congress of the Communist Party of India held in Calcutta from October 31 to November 7, 1964. The strength of CPI(M) is concentrated in the states of Kerala, West Bengal and Tripura. As of 2015, CPI(M) is leading the state government in Tripura. It also leads the Left Front coalition of leftist parties. As of 2013, CPI(M) claimed to have 1,065,406 members. CPI(M) is organised on the basis of democratic centralism, a principle conceived by Vladimir Lenin which entails democratic and open discussion on policy on the condition of unity in upholding the agreed upon policies. The highest body of the party is the Politburo.
The Constitution of India is the supreme law of India.
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Crustaceans (Crustacea) form a very large group of arthropods, usually treated as a subphylum, which includes such familiar animals as crabs, lobsters, crayfish, shrimp, krill and barnacles.
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The culture of India is the way of living of the people of India.
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The culture of Kerala is a synthesis of Aryan and Dravidian cultures, developed and mixed for centuries, under influences from other parts of India and abroad.
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The cursus publicus (Latin: "the public way"; δημόσιος δρόμος, dēmósios drómos) was the state-run courier and transportation service of the Roman Empire, later inherited by the Byzantine Empire.
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Dakshina Kannada is a coastal district in the state of Karnataka in India.
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Dalbergia is a large genus of small to medium-size trees, shrubs and lianas in the pea family, Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae.
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Dalit, meaning "oppressed" in Hindi and Marathi, is the self-chosen political name of the castes in India who were formerly considered "untouchable" according to the Hindu varna system.
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The darters or snakebirds are mainly tropical waterbirds in the family Anhingidae having a single genus Anhinga.
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Darul Huda Islamic University (DHIU) is a leading Islamic university based at Malappuram in Kerala state of India.
Dashavatara (दशावतार) refers to the ten avatars of Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation.
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Deccan Chronicle is an Indian English-language daily newspaper.
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Deepika, a Malayalam language newspaper, is one of the oldest newspapers published in India.
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Demersal fish live and feed on or near the bottom of seas or lakes (the demersal zone).
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Democratic socialism is a political ideology advocating a democratic political system alongside a socialist economic system, involving a combination of political democracy with social ownership of the means of production.
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Demographic transition (DT) refers to the transition from high birth and death rates to low birth and death rates as a country develops from a pre-industrial to an industrialized economic system.
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Kerala is a state in south-western India.
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Desabhimani is a Malayalam newspaper and the organ of the Kerala State Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
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Deva (Sanskrit: देव) means "heavenly, divine, anything of excellence", and is also one of the terms for a deity in Hinduism.
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A developed country, industrialized country, or "more economically developed country" (MEDC), is a sovereign state that has a highly developed economy and advanced technological infrastructure relative to other less industrialized nations.
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Diarrhea, also spelled diarrhoea, is the condition of having at least three loose or liquid bowel movements each day.
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Dileep (born Gopalakrishnan Padmanabhan Pillai on 27 October 1968) is an Indian film actor, singer, comedian, impressionist and producer.
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The District Council or Zila Parishad or Zilla Parishad, District Panchayat, or Zila Panchayat is the third tier of the Panchayati Raj system.
A dolmen, also known as a cromlech, portal tomb, portal grave or quoit, is a type of single-chamber megalithic tomb, usually consisting of two or more megaliths supporting a large flat horizontal capstone ("table"), although there are also more complex variants.
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Doordarshan (often abbreviated DD) is autonomous India's Central Government founded public service broadcaster, a division of Prasar Bharati.
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Duffmuttu (also: Dubhmuttu)(Malayalam:ദഫു മുട്ട്) is an art form prevalent among Muslims in the Malabar region of the state of Kerala in south India.
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The United East Indian Company (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie; VOC), referred to by the British as the Dutch East India Company, was originally established as a chartered company in 1602, when the Dutch government granted it a 21-year monopoly on Dutch spice trade.
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Dysentery is an inflammation of the intestine causing diarrhea with blood.
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Elamkulam Manakkal Sankaran Namboodiripad (13 June 1909 – 19 March 1998), popularly EMS, was an Indian communist politician and theorist, who served as the first Chief Minister of Kerala state in 1957–59 and then again in 1967–69.
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The United States federal earned income tax credit or earned income credit (EITC or EIC) is a refundable tax credit for low- to moderate-income working individuals and couples—particularly those with children.
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An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the perceptible shaking of the surface of the Earth, which can be violent enough to destroy major buildings and kill thousands of people.
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The East India Company (EIC), also known as the Honourable East India Company and informally as John Company was an English and later British joint-stock company, formed to pursue trade with the East Indies, but which ended up trading mainly with the Indian subcontinent and Qing China.
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The Economic and Political Weekly is a weekly peer-reviewed academic journal covering all social sciences.
Service industry dominates the Kerala economy.
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Ecotourism is a form of tourism involving visiting fragile, pristine, and relatively undisturbed natural areas, intended as a low-impact and often small scale alternative to standard commercial (mass) tourism.
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Edakkal Caves are two natural caves at a remote location at Edakkal, 25 km from Kalpetta in the Wayanad district of Kerala in India's Western Ghats.
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Edappally is one of Kochi's well developed areas and emerging as the most important junction of the state of Kerala.
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The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), formerly the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages CIEFL is going to set up the fourth full-fledged campus at Malappuram in Kerala.
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Egyptians (مَصريين; مِصريّون) are an ethnic group and the citizens of Egypt sharing a common culture and a variety of Arabic.
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Eichhornia crassipes, commonly known as (common) water hyacinth, is an aquatic plant native to the Amazon basin, and is often considered a highly problematic invasive species outside its native range.
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Elections in Kerala are regularly held to fill government officials at all levels of government in both Kerala and India as a whole.
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Endemism is the ecological state of a species being unique to a defined geographic location, such as an island, nation, country or other defined zone, or habitat type; organisms that are indigenous to a place are not endemic to it if they are also found elsewhere.
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Entekrishi.com is Kerala’s first online open market for consumers/Farmers to connect directly with each other.
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Eravikulam National Park is a 97 km2 national park located along the Western Ghats in the Idukki district of Kerala in India, between 10º05'N – 10º20'N latitude and 77º0'E – 77º10'E longitude.
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Ernakulam-Kochi (എറണാകുളം) refers to the eastern, mainland portion of the city of Kochi in central Kerala, India.
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Ernakulam Junction (also known as Ernakulam South, code: ERS) is the largest railway station in the city of Kochi.
Ernakulam Town (also known as Ernakulam North, code: ERN) is one of the three main railway stations in the city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India.
Erythrina is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae.
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Eudoxus of Cyzicus (Εὔδοξος, Eúdoxos; fl. c. 130 BC) was a Greek navigator who explored the Arabian Sea for Ptolemy VIII, king of the Hellenistic Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt.
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The executive branch is the part of the government that has its authority and responsibility for the daily administration of the state.
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The Ezhavas are a community with origins in the region of India presently known as Kerala.
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A factory (from Latin facere, meaning "to do"; Portuguese feitoria, Dutch factorij, French factorerie, German Faktorei) was an establishment for factors or merchants carrying on business in foreign lands.
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A farmer (also called an agriculturer) is a person engaged in agriculture, raising living organisms for food or raw materials.
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The concept of the First World originated during the Cold War and included countries that were generally aligned with or on friendly terms with the United States (including all NATO countries) and were generally identified as non-theocratic democracies with primarily market-based economies.
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The flowering plants (angiosperms), also known as Angiospermae or Magnoliophyta, are the most diverse group of land plants.
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Forbes is an American business magazine owned by Forbes, Inc.
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A Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is a controlling ownership in a business enterprise in one country by an entity based in another country.
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Forest gardening is a low-maintenance sustainable plant-based food production and agroforestry system based on woodland ecosystems, incorporating fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables which have yields directly useful to humans.
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Fort Emmanuel also known as Immanuel Fort is a ruined fort located at the Fort Kochi beach of Fort Kochi on the shores of the Arabian Sea in Kochi city, Kerala, India.
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Fort Kochi is a region in the city of Kochi in the state of Kerala, India.
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Dom Francisco de Almeida, also known as "the Great Dom Francisco" (ca. 1450 – March 1, 1510), was a Portuguese nobleman, soldier and explorer.
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Govindan Aravindan (ഗോവിന്ദന് അരവിന്ദന്; 21 January 1935 – 15 March 1991), popularly known as G. Aravindan, was a film director, screenwriter, musician, cartoonist and painter from Kerala, India.
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Gavi is a village in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala, India.
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A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of spatial or geographical data.
God’s Own Country, is a phrase that has been used to refer to several places, such as Australia, United States, New Zealand, Kerala state, Yorkshire, Cornwall, Scotland and Wales.
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Gokarna is a small temple town located on the western coast of India in the Uttara Kannada district of the Indian state of Karnataka.
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Google News is a free news aggregator provided and operated by Google, selecting up-to-date news from thousands of publications.
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The Government of India (GoI), officially known as the Union Government and also known as the Central Government, was established by the Constitution of India, and is the governing authority of the union of 29 states and seven union territories, collectively called the Republic of India.
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The Government of Kerala headquartered at Thiruvananthapuram is a democratically elected body that governs the State of Kerala, India.
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A gram panchayat is the cornerstone of a local self-government organisation in India of the Panchayati raj system at the village or small town level, and has a Sarpanch as its elected head.The members of the Gram panchayat are elected for a period of five years.
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Grand Kerala Shopping Festival (often abbreviated as GKSF or in Malayalam: ഗ്രാന്ഡ് കേരള ഷോപ്പിംഗ് ഫെസ്റ്റിവല്) is an annual shopping event in Kerala.
A grant-in-aid is money coming from central government for a specific project.
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The great hornbill (Buceros bicornis) also known as the great Indian hornbill or great pied hornbill, is one of the larger members of the hornbill family.
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Greater Cochin is the area defined by Greater Cochin Development Authority for townplanning.
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The green chromide (Etroplus suratensis) is a species of cichlid fish from freshwater and brackish water in southern India and Sri Lanka.
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The grizzled giant squirrel (Ratufa macroura) is a large tree squirrel in the genus Ratufa found in the highlands of the Central and Uva provinces of Sri Lanka, and in patches of riparian forest along the Kaveri River and in the hill forests in the Tamil Nadu and Kerala states of southern India.
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Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a measure of the size of an economy.
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Gruhalakshmi is a 1938 Telugu film produced and directed by H. M. Reddy.
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Gurukula or gurukul (Sanskrit: गुरुकुल) is a type of school in India, residential in nature, with pupils (shishya) living near the guru, often within the same house.
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Guruvayur–Thrissur section is a spur line functioning under Trivandrum railway division of Southern Railway Zone.
A hamlet is a type of settlement.
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A handicraft, sometimes more precisely expressed as artisanal handicraft or handmade, is any of a wide variety of types of work where useful and decorative objects are made completely by hand or by using only simple tools.
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Hartal is a term in many South Asian languages for strike action, first used during the Indian Independence Movement.
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HCL Technologies Limited is a global IT services company, headquartered in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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Health care or healthcare is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in human beings.
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The Hellenistic period covers the period of ancient Greek (Hellenic) history and Mediterranean history between the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC and the emergence of the Roman Empire as signified by the Battle of Actium in 31 BC and the subsequent conquest of Ptolemaic Egypt the following year.
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Hepatitis (plural: hepatitides) is a medical condition defined by the inflammation of the liver and characterized by the presence of inflammatory cells in the tissue of the organ.
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Herbalism ("herbology" or "herbal medicine") is use of plants for medicinal purposes, and the study of such use.
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A hermit (adjectival form: eremitic or hermitic) is a person who lives in seclusion from society.
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Herodotus (Ἡρόδοτος Hēródotos) was a Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus, Caria (modern-day Bodrum, Turkey) and lived in the fifth century BC (484–425 BC).
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The High Middle Ages or High Medieval Period was the period of European history around the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries (c. 1001–1300).
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The Hill Highway or State Highway 59 (SH-59) is the longest state highway in Kerala.
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A hill station is a town located at a higher elevation than the nearby plain or valley.
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Hindi (हिन्दी hindī), or more precisely Modern Standard Hindi (मानक हिन्दी mānak hindī), is a standardised and Sanskritised register of the Hindustani language.
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Hindu has historically referred to geographical, religious or cultural identifier for people indigenous to the Indian subcontinent.
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A Hindu temple (Sanskrit: मन्दिर mandir, प्रासाद prāsāda) is a house of god(s).
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Hinduism is the dominant religion, or way of life, in South Asia, most notably in India and Nepal.
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Hinduism is the indigenous religion of Kerala and Hindus make up about 56% population of the state according to the 2001 census.
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Written records of the history of China can be found from as early as 1200 BC under the Shang dynasty (c. 1600–1046 BC).
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The history of the Jews in India reaches back to ancient times.
Homicide is the act of a human being causing the death of another human being.
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The Human Development Index (HDI) is a composite statistic of life expectancy, education, and per capita income indicators, which are used to rank countries into four tiers of human development.
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Hyder Ali Khan (ಹೈದರ್ ಅಲಿ; हैदर अली, حيدر علی خان), Haidarālī; 1721 – 7 December 1782) was the sultan and de facto ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore in southern India. Born Hyder Naik, he distinguished himself militarily, eventually drawing the attention of Mysore's rulers. Rising to the post of Dalavayi (commander-in-chief) to Krishnaraja Wodeyar II, he came to dominate the titular monarch and the Mysore government. He became the de facto ruler of Mysore as Sarvadhikari (Chief Minister) by 1761. He offered strong anti-colonial resistance against the military advances of the British East India Company during the First and Second Anglo–Mysore Wars, and he was the innovator of military use of the iron-cased Mysorean rockets. Though illiterate, Hyder Ali earned an important place in the history of southern India for his administrative acumen and military skills. He concluded an alliance with the French against the British, and used the services of French workmen in raising his artillery and arsenal. His rule of Mysore was characterised by frequent warfare with his neighbours and rebellion within his territories. This was not unusual for the time, as much of the Indian subcontinent was then in turmoil. He was a shrewd leader, and left his eldest son Tipu Sultan an extensive kingdom bordered by the Krishna River in the north, the Eastern Ghats in the east and the Arabian Sea in the west.
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Inivalappil Mani Vijayan (born 25 April 1969) is a former professional Indian football player.
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In philosophy, ideas are usually construed as mental representational images of some object.
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Idiyappam (இடியாப்பம்),(ഇടിയപ്പം), (ඉඳි ආප්ප) also known as Nooputt (or Noolputtu)(Kodava: ನೋಲ್ ಪೂಟ್ಟ್) or string hoppers is a traditional Tamil, Kerala, Kodava, Tulu and Sri Lankan food consisting of rice flour pressed into noodle form and then steamed.
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Idli is a traditional breakfast in South Indian households.
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Idukki is one of the 14 districts of Kerala state, India.
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Ilmenite is the titanium-iron oxide mineral with the idealized formula.
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This is an index of religious honorifics, including titles from religious traditions around the world.
India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia.
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The India Meteorological Department (IMD), also referred to as the Met Department, is an agency of the Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Government of India.
The India State Hunger Index (ISHI) is a tool to calculate hunger and malnutrition at the regional level in India.
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India Today is an Indian English-language weekly magazine and news television channel.
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The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) is an examination conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, a private, non-governmental board of school education in India, for class 10, i.e. grade 10.
The Indian elephant (Elephas maximus indicus) is one of three recognized subspecies of the Asian elephant and native to mainland Asia.
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The term Indian Independence Movement encompasses activities and ideas aiming to end first East India Company rule (1757–1858), then the British Raj (1858–1947).
IIIT Kottayam or IIIT Pala or IIIT Valavoor is one of the IIIT's' which is located in Valavoor in the district of Kottayam.
The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode is one of the 13 Indian Institutes of Management set up by the Government of India.
The Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (भारतीय अंतरिक्ष विज्ञान एवं प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान) (IIST) is a government-aided institute and deemed university for the study and research of space science, located at Valiamala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
The Indian leopard (Panthera pardus fusca) is a leopard subspecies widely distributed on the Indian subcontinent.
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The Indian National Congress (INC, often called the Congress), is one of two major political parties in India; the other being the Bharatiya Janata Party.
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The Indian Plate or India Plate is a major tectonic plate straddling the equator in the eastern hemisphere.
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The Indian Premier League is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India contested annually by franchise teams representing Indian cities.
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Indian Railways (reporting mark IR / भा. रे) is an Indian state-owned enterprise, owned and operated by the Government of India through the Ministry of Railways.
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Indian Standard Time (IST) is the time observed throughout India and Sri Lanka, with a time offset of UTC+05:30.
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This is a list of the States of India ranked in order of percentage of people exposed to the media.
The Indian subcontinent or the subcontinent is a southern region of Asia, mostly situated on the Indian Plate and projecting southwards into the Indian Ocean from the Himalayas.
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Indiavision is a Malayalam news channel owned by Indiavision Satellite Communications Limited, based at Kochi, Kerala.
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The Indus Valley Civilization (IVC) was a Bronze Age civilisation (3300–1300 BCE; mature period 2600–1900 BCE, pre-Harappan cultures starting c.7500 BCE) in northwest Indian subcontinent (including present day Pakistan, northwest India) and also in some regions in northeast Afghanistan.
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Infant mortality is the death of a child less than one year of age.
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Infosys Limited (formerly Infosys Technologies Limited) is an Indian multinational corporation that provides business consulting, information technology, software engineering and outsourcing services.
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Inland navigation is transport with ships via inland waterways (canals, rivers, lakes etc.) between inland ports or quays and wharfs.
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An Internet service provider (ISP) is an organization that provides services for accessing, using, or participating in the Internet.
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Iran (or; ایران), historically known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia.
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The Iron Age is the period generally occurring after the Bronze Age, marked by the prevalent use of iron.
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Islam (There are ten pronunciations of Islam in English, differing in whether the first or second syllable has the stress, whether the s is or, and whether the a is pronounced, or (when the stress is on the first syllable) (Merriam Webster). The most common are (Oxford English Dictionary, Random House) and (American Heritage Dictionary). الإسلام,: Arabic pronunciation varies regionally. The first vowel ranges from ~~. The second vowel ranges from ~~~. In Northwestern Africa, they do not have stress or lengthened vowels.) is a monotheistic, Abrahamic religion articulated by the Qur'an, a religious text considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God, and, for the vast majority of adherents, by the teachings and normative example (called the sunnah, composed of accounts called hadith) of Muhammad (circa 570–8 June 632 CE), considered by most of them to be the last prophet of God.
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Islam is the second-largest religion in India, making up 14.2% of the country's population with about 172 million adherents (2011 census).
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Islam is the second-most practiced religion in the Indian state of Kerala with 24.7% of the population according to the 2001 Census of India figures.
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ISO 3166-2:IN is the entry for India in ISO 3166-2, part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which defines codes for the names of the principal subdivisions (e.g., provinces or states) of all countries coded in ISO 3166-1.
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The Jacobite Syrian Christian Church or Syriac Church of Malankara, commonly and erroneously referred to as the Jacobites or the Patrigeese Church, is an integral part of the Syriac Church, located in Kerala, India.
Sreekumar Achary (born 5 January 1951), better known by his stage name Jagathy Sreekumar, is an Indian film actor known for his work in Malayalam cinema.
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Jai Hind (ಜೈಹಿಂದ್)is a Kannada patriotic film directed by Venugopal, starring Pooja Gandhi and Sandesh in the lead roles.
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Jainism has had a continued presence in Kerala since pre-Christian times.
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Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH, Urdu:, Hindi: जमात-ए-इस्लामी हिन्द) is an Islamic organisation in India, founded as an offshoot of the Jamaat-e-Islami, which split into separate independent organisations in India, Pakistan, Bangaladesh and Jammu & Kashmir following the Partition of India in 1947.
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Janayugom is the official organ of the Kerala State Committee of the Communist Party of India.
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Janmabhumi Newspaper is an Indian daily newspaper founded in 1977, published in a broadsheet format and owned by Matruka Pracharanalayam Ltd.
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Krishnan Nair (25 July 1939 – 16 November 1980), better known by his stage name Jayan, was an Indian film actor, naval officer, stunt performer and cultural icon of the 1970s.
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Jayaram Subramaniam (born 10 December 1965), better known as Jayaram, is an Indian film actor who predominantly acts in Malayalam films, and at times in Tamil films.
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Jeevan Television is a news and entertainment Malayalam television channel.
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Jesus (Ἰησοῦς; 7–2 BC to AD 30–33), also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth or Jesus Christ, is the central figure of Christianity, whom the teachings of most Christian denominations hold to be the Son of God.
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Jewish Broadcasting Service, formerly Shalom TV until September 2014, is a national Jewish television network.
Jimmy George (born March 8, 1955 in Peravoor, died November 30, 1987) is often considered one of the greatest volleyball players of all time and was a member of India men's national volleyball team.
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The Jnanpith Award (also spelled as Gyanpeeth Award) is a literary award in India.
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Jo Paul Ancheri (born 2 August 1975) is a leading Indian football player and was the former Indian Football team Captain.
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John Abraham (11 August 1937 – 31 May 1987) was a Malayali Indian filmmaker, short story writer and screenwriter.
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Judaism (from Iudaismus, derived from Greek Ἰουδαϊσμός, originally from Hebrew, Yehudah, "Judah"; in Hebrew:, Yahadut, the distinctive characteristics of the Judean ethnos) encompasses the religion, philosophy, culture and way of life of the Jewish people.
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The judiciary (also known as the judicial system or court system) is the system of courts that interprets and applies the law in the name of the state.
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The term junior college refers to different educational institutions in different countries.
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Kattassery Joseph Yesudas (born January 10, 1940) is an Indian Carnatic musician and filmi playback singer.
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Kalayathumkuzhi Mathews Beenamol, popularly known as K M Beenamol (born 15 August 1975, Kombidinjal, a village in Kerala, India) is an international athlete from India.
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Maheshwari Amma, better known by her stage name K.P.A.C. Lalitha, is an Indian film and stage actress who works primarily in Malayalam cinema.
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Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra, often credited as K. S. Chithra or simply Chithra, is an Indian playback singer from Kerala.
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Kabaddi is a contact sport that originated in Ancient India.
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Kadalundi River (Kadalundipuzha) is one of the four most important rivers flowing through Malappuram district in the Indian state of Kerala.
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Kairali TV is an Indian television channel broadcasting in Malayalam language.
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Kalaripayattu is a martial art which originated as a style in Kerala during 3rd century BC to the 2nd century AD.
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Kaliyattam (The Play of God) is a 1997 Malayalam film directed by Jayaraaj, and starring Suresh Gopi, Lal, Manju Warrier, and Biju Menon.
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Kamala Surayya (born Kamala; 31 March 1934 – 31 May 2009), also known by her one-time pen name Madhavikutty and Kamala Das, was an Indian English poet and littérateur and at the same time a leading Malayalam author from Kerala, India.
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Kanhangad is a town and a municipality in the Kasaragod District, state of Kerala, India.
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Kaniyar are a caste of India with origins in the states of Kerala and Karnataka.
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Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ kannaḍa) or Canarese/Kanarese, is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Kannada people in the South Indian state of Karnataka, and by linguistic minorities in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Kerala, and Goa.
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Kannur, formerly known as Cannanore, is a city and a Municipal Corporation in the Kannur district, state of Kerala, India.
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Kannur International Airport is an upcoming international airport located at Mattanur in Kannur District, Kerala, India.
Kannur University was established in 1996 to provide development of higher education in Kasaragod, Kannur, and Wayanad districts of Kerala, India.
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Kanyakumari (கன்னியாகுமரி); also known as Kanniyakumari), formerly known as Cape Comorin, is a town in Kanyakumari District in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. The name comes from the temple, Devi Kanya Kumari Temple in the region. It is the southernmost tip of peninsular India. Kanya kumari town is the southern tip of the Cardamom Hills, an extension of the Western Ghats range. The nearest town is Nagercoil, the administrative headquarters of Kanyakumari District, away. Kanyakumari was a town since Sangam period and is a popular tourist destination.
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Kaolinite is a clay mineral, part of the group of industrial minerals, with the chemical composition Al2Si2O5(OH)4.
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Kappad, or Kappakadavu locally, is a famous beach near Kozhikode (Calicut), India, where the Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama landed on 20 May 1498.
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Kariavattom is a suburb of Thiruvananthapuram city in Kerala, India.
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Karnataka is a state in south western region of India.
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Karunagappalli, also written as Karunagappally (Malayalam: കരുനാഗപ്പള്ളി), is a municipality in Kollam district of Kerala, India.
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Kasaragod is a town and a municipality in the Kasaragod district, state of Kerala.
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Kathakali (കഥകളി, kathakaḷi; कथकळिः, kathākaḷiḥ) is a stylized classical Indian dance-drama noted for the attractive make-up of characters, elaborate costumes, detailed gestures and well-defined body movements presented in tune with the anchor playback music and complementary percussion.
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Kayamkulam (കായംകുളം; formerly anglicised Kalliquilon) is a town on the Arabian Sea in the Alappuzha district of Kerala, Indian state.
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Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) is the primary and the principal instrumentality of the Kerala state in providing human resources, and skills and technology, required for the sustainable development of its agriculture, defined broadly encompassing all production activities based on land and water, including crop production (agriculture), forestry and fisheries through conducting, interfacing and integrating education, research and extension in these spheres of economic endeavour.
The Kerala backwaters are a chain of brackish lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Sea coast (known as the Malabar Coast) of Kerala state in southern India.
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The Kerala cricket team is a domestic cricket team based in the Indian state of Kerala.
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The Kerala Gulf diaspora refers to the people of Kerala living in the Middle eastern Arab states of the Persian Gulf.
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The High Court of Kerala is the highest court in the Indian state of Kerala and in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep.
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Kerala Kaumudi (Malayalam: കേരളകൗമുദി) is a popular Malayalam newspaper, founded in 1911 by C. V. Kunhiraman with K. Sukumaran B.A. as the founder editor.
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The Kerala laughingthrush (Trochalopteron fairbanki) is a species of laughingthrush endemic to the hills of the Western Ghats south of the Palghat Gap in Southern India.
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The Kerala Legislative Assembly, popularly known as the Niyamasabha (literally Hall of laws), is the law making body of Kerala, one of the 29 States in India.
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The Kerala model of development, is the style of development that has been practised in the southern Indian state of Kerala.
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Kerala mural paintings are the frescos depicting mythology and legends, which are drawn on the walls of temples and churches in South India, principally in Kerala.
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Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen (KNM) is an Islamic organization in Indian state of Kerala, Founded on 20 April 1950 to provide orthodox Islamic beliefs to Muslims of Kerala.
Kerala Natanam (കേരള നടനം) (Kerala Dance) is a new style of dance that is now recognised as a distinct art form evolved from Kathakali, a form of Indian dance-drama.
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Kerala Public Works Department (KPWD) is a department under the government of the state of Kerala, India.
The Kerala school of astronomy and mathematics was a school of mathematics and astronomy founded by Madhava of Sangamagrama in Kerala, India, which included among its members: Parameshvara, Neelakanta Somayaji, Jyeshtadeva, Achyuta Pisharati, Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri and Achyuta Panikkar.
The State Council Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Kerala is a board of school education in India, conducted by the Government of the state of Kerala, India.
Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd.
The Kerala State Planning Board is an advisory board under the Government of the State of Kerala, India.
The Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) is a public sector undertaking that conducts and regulates the tourism activities in the Indian state of Kerala.
Kerala Varma Valiya Koil Thampuran, CSI, (Malayalam.
The Keralolpathi (Malayalam: കേരളോല്പത്തി kēraḷōlpatti; literally 'Kerala's Origin') is a Malayalam work that deals with the origin of the land of Kerala.
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Kheer is a South Asian rice pudding made by boiling rice, broken wheat, tapioca, or vermicelli with milk and sugar; it is flavoured with cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashew nuts, pistachios or almonds.
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The king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is an elapid found predominantly in forests from India through Southeast Asia.
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Kingdom of Cochin (also known as Perumpadappu Swaroopam, Mada-rajyam, Gosree Rajyam, or Kuru Swaroopam; Malayalam: കൊച്ചി or പെരുമ്പടപ്പ്) was a late medieval Hindu kingdom and later Princely State on the Malabar Coast, South India.
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The Kingdom of Mysore was a kingdom of southern India, traditionally believed to have been founded in 1399 in the vicinity of the modern city of Mysore. The kingdom, which was ruled by the Wodeyar family, initially served as a vassal state of the Vijayanagara Empire. With the decline of the Vijayanagara Empire (c.
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Kiran TV - Full Time Cinema Malayalam Movie channel from Sun TV Network which is based in Cochin / Chennai, Kerala, India.
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Kochi, also known as Cochin, is a major port city on the south west coast of India by the Laccadive Sea and is part of the district of Ernakulam in the state of Kerala.
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The Urban Agglomeration (UA) of Kochi (formerly known as Cochin) is a part of the Greater Cochin region and the largest in the Indian state of Kerala.
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Kochi Tuskers Kerala was a franchise cricket team that played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) representing the city of Kochi, Kerala.
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Kollam or Quilon (Coulão), formerly Desinganadu, is an old seaport and city on the Laccadive Sea coast in Kerala, India on Ashtamudi Lake.
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Kollam district (formerly Quilon) is one of 14 districts of the state of Kerala, India.
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Kollam Era (also known as Malayalam Era or Kollavarsham or Malayalam Calendar or Malabar Era) is a solar and sidereal Hindu calendar used in Kerala, India.
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Koodiyattam (കൂടിയാട്ടം, Kūṭiyāṭṭaṁ, कूडियाट्टम्, Kūḍiyāṭṭam), also transliterated as Kutiyattam, is a form of Sanskrit theatre traditionally performed in the state of Kerala, India.
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Koothu (கூத்து), and alternatively spelt as kuttu, means dance or performance in Tamil, it is a folk art originated from the early Tamil country.
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Kottayam (koʊttɑːjəm) is a city in the Indian state of Kerala covering an area of.
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Kovalam is a beach town by the Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram city, Kerala, India, located around 16 km from the city center.
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Kozhikode, also known as Calicut, is a city in the state of Kerala in southern India on the Malabar Coast.
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Krishnanattam (Malayalam: കൃഷ്ണനാട്ടം, IAST: Kṛṣṇanāṭṭaṃ) or Krishnattam is a temple art in Kerala, India.
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Kshatriya (from kshatra, "rule, authority") is one of the four varna (social orders) of the Hindu society.
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Kulashekhara Varman (Tamil:குலசேகர வர்மன்)also known as Kulashekhara Alvar(Tamil:குலசேகர ஆழ்வார்), or Kulashekhara Nayanar, was one of the Alwars According to traditional scriptures, Kuleshekara alwar incarnated on this earth in the 27th year after the beginning of the Kali Era (3102 BC) which puts the seer at 3075 BC.
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Kumarakom is a popular tourism destination located near the city of Kottayam, in Kerala, India, famous for its backwater tourism.
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The Kunhali Marakkar or Kunjali Marakkar was the title given to the Muslim naval chief of the Zamorin (Samoothiri), Hindu king of Calicut, in present day state of Kerala, India during the 16th century.
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The Laccadive Sea or Lakshadweep Sea is a body of water bordering India (including its Lakshadweep islands), the Maldives, and Sri Lanka.
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Lakshadweep (ലക്ഷദ്വീപ്, Mahl: ލަކްޝަދީބު), formerly known as the Laccadive, Minicoy, and Aminidivi Islands, is a group of islands in the Laccadive Sea, off the south western coast of India.
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The Late Middle Ages or Late Medieval Period was the period of European history generally comprising the 14th and 15th centuries (c. 1301–1500).
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The Later Chola dynasty ruled the Chola Empire from 1070 C.E. until the demise of the empire in 1279 C. E. This dynasty was the product of decades of alliances based on marriages between the Cholas and the Eastern Chalukyas based in Vengi and produced some of the greatest Chola emperors such as Kulothunga Chola I (1070–1120 C. E.). The extent of the Chola Empire during this period stretched from the island of Lanka to Kalinga in the northeast.
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The Latin Church is part of the Catholic Church.
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The Leader of the Opposition is a title traditionally held by the leader of the largest party not in government in a Westminster System of parliamentary government.
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Left Democratic Front (LDF) is a coalition of left leaning political parties in the state of Kerala, in India.
The liberal arts (Latin: artes liberales) are those subjects or skills that in classical antiquity were considered essential for a free person (Latin: liberal, "worthy of a free person") to know in order to take an active part in civic life, something that (for Ancient Greece) included participating in public debate, defending oneself in court, serving on juries, and most importantly, military service.
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The Licence Raj or Permit Raj (rāj, meaning "rule" in Hindi) was the elaborate system of licences, regulations and accompanying red tape that were required to set up and run businesses in India between 1947 and 1990.
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Life expectancy is a statistical measure of how long a person or organism may live, based on the year of their birth, their current age and other demographic factors including gender.
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The state of Kerala, India has about 497 bird species within its boundary.
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The Chief Minister of Kerala is the chief executive of the south Indian state of Kerala.
The following is a list of suicide rates by country according to data from the World Health Organization, in which a country's rank is determined by its total rate deaths officially recorded as suicides in the most recent available year, last updated in 2011.
A district (zilā) is an administrative division of an Indian state or territory.
The Indian state of Kerala borders with the states of Tamil Nadu on the south and east, Karnataka on the north and the Arabian Sea coastline on the west.
The ministries of Government of India had came up with various schemes time to time.
Kerala is a state in southern India.
There are 24 High Courts at the state and union territory level of India which, together with the Supreme Court of India at the national level, comprise the country's judicial system.
Route 17, or Highway 17 can refer to the following roads: For the roads named "A17", see list of A17 roads.
Malayalam is a language spoken in India, predominantly in the state of Kerala.
The following is a list of periodicals and online magazines published in the Malayalam language.
A multiple-system operator or multi-system operator (MSO) is an operator of multiple cable or direct-broadcast satellite television systems.
List of New Highway Number (Statewise).
The following is a list of notable people from Kerala, India: Though many personalities in this list are/were multi-faceted, their names are classified according to their major area of work.
This is a list of unofficial, or quasi-official, regions of India.
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There are 44 rivers in Kerala, all but three originating in the Western Ghats.
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The state highways are arterial routes of a state, linking district headquarters and important towns within the state and connecting them with national highways or Highways of the neighboring states.
India is a union of 29 states and 7 union territories.
This list of tallest buildings in Kerala ranks high-rises in Kerala, India according to their height.
Literacy is traditionally understood as the ability to read and write.
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Literacy in India is a key for socio-economic progress, and the Indian literacy rate has grown to 75% (2011 figure) from 12% at the end of British rule in 1947.
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The Lok Sabha (House of the People) is the lower house of India's Bicameral-Parliament, with the higher house being the Rajya Sabha.
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A loom is a device used to weave cloth and tapestry.
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Low birth weight (LBW) is defined as a birth weight of a liveborn infant of less than 2,500 g (5 pounds 8 ounces) regardless of gestational age.
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Lyrics are words that make up a song usually consisting of verses and choruses.
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Manathoor Devasia Valsamma (born 21 October 1960) is an Indian athlete.
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Maniyambath Mukundan, commonly known as M. Mukundan (. മുകുന്ദൻ; born 10 September 1942) is one of the pioneers of modernity in Malayalam literature, born in Mayyazhi (Mahé), a one-time French territory in India.
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Madathil Thekkepaattu Vasudevan Nair (born 9 August 1933), popularly known as MT, is an Indian author, screenplay writer and film director.
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A (مذهب,, "doctrine"; pl. مذاهب,; Turkish: mezheb; Urdu: مذہب) is a school of thought within fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence).
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Madhyamam (Malayalam: മാധ്യമം, meaning Medium) is India's first International newspaper.
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Madhyamam Azhchappathippu or Madhyamam Weekly is a weekly Malayalam–language cultural magazine published by the Madhyamam Group from Kozhikode, India.
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The Madras Presidency, officially the Presidency of Fort St.
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Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in reverence of the god Shiva.
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Mahabali (IAST: Mahābalī, Devanagari: महाबली, Malayalam: മാവേലി, മഹാബലി) is also known as Bali or Māveli or "Vairochana" was a benevolent Asura King, and the grandson of Prahlada in Indian scriptures.
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The Mahabharata or Mahābhārata (US; UK; महाभारतम्) is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Ramayana.
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Mahatma Gandhi University was established on 2 October 1983 in Kottayam district of Kerala, India.
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Mahé, also, and increasingly spelled Mahe, and also known as Mayyazhi, is a small town at the mouth of the Mahé River and is surrounded on all sides by the State of Kerala.
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Makaravilakku is an annual festival held on 14 January (Makar Sankranti) in Kerala, India at the shrine of Sabarimala.
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The Malabar Coast is a long and narrow coastline on the south-western shore line of the mainland Indian subcontinent.
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Malabar District was an administrative district of Madras Presidency in British India and independent India's Madras State.
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The Malabar rebellion (also known as the "Moplah Rebellion", "മാപ്പിള ലഹള" Māppila Lahaḷa in Malayalam) was an armed uprising in 1921 against British authority and Hindu landlords in the Malabar region of Southern India by Mappila Muslims and the culmination of a series of Mappila revolts that recurred throughout the 19th century and early 20th century.
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Malabar region is an area of southern India lying between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea.
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The Malabar trogon (Harpactes fasciatus) is a species of bird in the trogon family.
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The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, also known as the Indian Orthodox Church, is an autocephalous Oriental Orthodox church centred in the Indian state of Kerala.
Malappuram district, with its headquarters at Malappuram, is a district in the state of Kerala, India.
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The Malaya Mountains were a range of mountains that were mentioned in the Hindu sacred texts like Matsya Purana, the Kurma Purana, the Vishnu Purana, and the epics of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.
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Malayala Manorama (മലയാള മനോരമ) is a daily morning newspaper, in Malayalam language, published from Kottayam in the state of Kerala, India by Malayala Manorama Company Limited.
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Malayalam, sometimes referred to as Kairali, is a language spoken in India, predominantly in the state of Kerala.
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Malayalam cinema is a part of Indian Cinema based in Kerala dedicated to the production of motion pictures in the Malayalam language.
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Malayalam literature (മലയാള സാഹിത്യം) comprises those literary texts written in Malayalam, a South-Dravidian language spoken in the Indian state of Kerala.
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The ancient triumvirate poets (Pracheena kavithrayam) of Malayalam poetry are Ezhuthachan, Cherusseri Namboothiri and Kunchan Nambiar.
The Malayali are a Dravidian people who inhabit the South Indian state of Kerala and the Union Territory of Lakshadweep and have the Malayalam language as their mother tongue.
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Maldivian (autonym: ދިވެހިބަސް, divehi-bas, lit. "Maldivian language" or simply ދިވެހި, divehi, "Maldivian") is an Indo-Aryan language predominantly spoken by about 350,000 people in the Maldives, where it is the national language.
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Mammals (class Mammalia from Latin mamma "breast") are any members of a clade of endothermic amniotes distinguished from reptiles and birds by the possession of hair, three middle ear bones, mammary glands, and a neocortex (a region of the brain).
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Mammootty (born Muhammad Kutty Ismail Paniparambil on 7 September 1951),https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-r35BOKpUsXs/Tl55DS5x9kI/AAAAAAAAAzs/fXiHBm20VoY/w497-h373/mammukka.bmp is an Indian film actor and producer who has mainly worked in Malayalam cinema.
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Mangalam is a census town in Coimbatore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
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Manorama News (also known as MM TV) is a Malayalam language news channel owned and operated by Malayala Manorama.
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In Hindu tradition, Manu is the name of accorded to a progenitor of humanity being the first human to appear in the world in an epoch after universal destruction.
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A Mappila, also known as a Muslim Mappila or Jonaka Mappila, is a member of the largest Muslim group in the Indian state of Kerala.
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Mappila Paattu or Mappila Song is a folklore Muslim song genre rendered to lyrics in colloquial Mappila dialect of Malayalam laced with Arabic, by the Mappilas of Malabar.
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The Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar, also known as the Mar Thoma Church, is a Christian denomination based in the state of Kerala in southwestern India.
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Maradu is a region in the city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India.
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Marayur or Marayoor is a town in Idukki district of Kerala, India.
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Margamkali (Malayalam:മാര്ഗ്ഗംകളി) is a group dance of Kerala practiced by Jewish Christians (also known as Knanaya or Nasrani) who trace their origins to the evangelistic activity of Thomas the Apostle among Jews and natives in the 1st century.
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A market, or marketplace, is regular gathering of people for the purchase and sale of provisions, livestock, and other goods.
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Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma (1706 – 7 July 1758) was king of Travancore from 1729 until his death in 1758.
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Marumakkathayam was a system of matrilineal inheritance prevalent in the present Kerala State in India.
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Mathrubhumi is a Malayalam language newspaper that is published from Kerala, India.
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Mathrubhumi News (Malayalam: മാതൃഭൂമി ന്യൂസ്) is a Malayalam-language television news channel owned by Mathrubhumi daily.
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Matsya (मत्स्य, lit. fish) is the avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu in the form of a fish.
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Matsya Purana (literally, the ancient chronicle of Matsya) is one of the oldest of the 18 post-Vedic Hindu scriptures called the Puranas.
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The Mattancherry Palace is a Portuguese palace popularly known as the Dutch Palace, in Mattancherry, Kochi, in the Indian state of Kerala features Kerala murals depicting Hindu temple art, portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi.
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The Maurya Empire, also known as the Mauryan Empire, was a geographically extensive Iron Age historical power in ancient India, ruled by the Maurya dynasty from 322–185 BCE.
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Mavelikara is a taluk and municipality in the Alappuzha district of the Indian state of Kerala.
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Mazhavil Manorama is a Malayalam general entertainment television channel from the Malayala Manorama group, the publisher of the widely circulated Malayalam Manorama daily, Malayalam women's magazine Vanitha among others.
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MediaOne TV (Malayalam: മീഡിയാവണ്) is an Indian television channel broadcasting in Malayalam, operated by Madhyamam Broadcasting Limited.
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A megalith is a large stone that has been used to construct a structure or monument, either alone or together with other stones.
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Mercy Kuttan (born 1 January, 1960) is a former Indian track and field athlete.
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In archaeology, mesolithic (Greek: mesos "middle", lithos "stone") is the culture between paleolithic and neolithic.
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High literacy rates and better education has prompted Keralites to look for higher wages and skilled labour abroad which are sometimes considered more respectable.
A mixed economy is variously defined as an economic system consisting of a mixture of either markets and economic planning, public ownership and private ownership, or free markets and economic interventionism.
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Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair (born 21 May 1960) better known as Mohanlal is an Indian actor, film producer and occasional singer best known for his work in Malayalam films.
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Mohiniyattam, also spelled Mohiniattam (മോഹിനിയാട്ടം), is a classical dance form from Kerala, India.
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The molluscs or mollusksSpelled mollusks in the USA, see reasons given in Rosenberg's; for the spelling mollusc see the reasons given by compose the large phylum of invertebrate animals known as the Mollusca.
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Monazite is a reddish-brown phosphate mineral containing rare earth metals.
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Monsoon (UK:; US) is traditionally defined as a seasonal reversing wind accompanied by corresponding changes in precipitation, but is now used to describe seasonal changes in atmospheric circulation and precipitation associated with the asymmetric heating of land and sea.
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The mugger crocodile (Crocodylus palustris.
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Muhammadfull name Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib ibn Hāshim (ابو القاسم محمد ابن عبد الله ابن عبد المطلب ابن هاشم, lit: Father of Qasim Muhammad son of Abd Allah son of Abdul-Muttalib son of Hashim) (محمد; – 8 June 632 CEElizabeth Goldman (1995), p. 63, gives 8 June 632 CE, the dominant Islamic tradition. Many earlier (mainly non-Islamic) traditions refer to him as still alive at the time of the invasion of Palestine. See Stephen J. Shoemaker,The Death of a Prophet: The End of Muhammad's Life and the Beginnings of Islam, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.) is generally regarded by non-Muslims to have been the founder of Islam, and almost universallyThe Ahmadiyya Muslim Community considers Muhammad to be the "Seal of the Prophets" (Khātam an-Nabiyyīn) and the last law-bearing Prophet but not the last Prophet.
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The mung bean (Vigna radiata), alternatively known as the moong bean, green gram, but not mungo or mingo, is a plant species in the legume family.
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Municipal Corporations in India or Mahanagar Palika or Mahanagar Nigam are urban local government that works for the development of a city, which has a population of more than five hundred thousand (five lakh).
Munnar (മൂന്നാർ) is a town and hill station located in the Idukki district of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala.
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Murali (മുരളി, 25 May 1954 – 6 August 2009) was an Indian actor and author.
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The Mushika Kingdom (also called the Ezhimalai Kingdom, Puzhinadu, or Mushaka Rajya) was an ancient kingdom of the Tamil Sangam age in present day Northern Kerala, India, ruled by a royal dynasty of the same name.
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A Muslim, sometimes spelled Moslem, relates to a person who follows the religion of Islam, a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion based on the Quran.
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach (4 km length) is a beach in the state of Kerala in southwestern India.
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Muziris was an ancient seaport and urban center in the Malabar Coast (modern day Indian state of Kerala) that dates from at least the 1st century BC, if not before it.
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Nadar (also referred as Nadan, Shanar) is a caste of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, South India, and also of Sri Lanka.
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Naduvazhi refers to landlords, chieftains and descendants of royal households in the region now known as Kerala, India.
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Nagar Kovil or Nagerkovil or Nakarkovil or Nagarcoil (நாகர்கோயில்) is a small town in Jaffna District, Sri Lanka.
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The Nair, also known as Nayar, are a group of Indian castes, described by anthropologist Kathleen Gough as "not a unitary group but a named category of castes".
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The Nair Service Society (NSS) is an organization created for the social advancement and welfare of the Nair community that is found primarily in south India.
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The Nambudiri Brahmins, also transliterated Namboothiri, are Hindu Brahmins from the Indian state of Kerala.
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Nandi (नन्दि, நந்தி, ನಂದಿ, న౦ది) is the name for the bull which serves as the mount (Sanskrit: Vahana) of the god Shiva and as the gatekeeper of Shiva and Parvati.
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Narayana Guru, also known as Sree Narayana Guru, was a social reformer of India.
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The National Geographic Society (NGS), headquartered in Washington, D.C. in the United States of America, is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world.
National Geographic Traveler is a magazine published by the National Geographic Society in the United States.
National Highway 17, commonly referred to as NH 17, is a busy National Highway in India that runs roughly north–south along the western coast of India, parallel to western ghats.
National Highway 47, commonly referred to as NH 47, is a long highway connecting the city of Salem to Kanyakumari town in southern India.
The National Informatics Centre (NIC) (राष्ट्रीय सूचना विज्ञान केंद्र Rashtriya Suchna Vigyan Kendra) is the premier science & technology organisation of India's Union Government in informatics services and information-and-communication- technology (ICT) applications.
The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) (राष्ट्रीय मुक्त विद्यालयी शिक्षा संस्थान) formerly National Open School, is the Board of Education for Distance education, under the Union Government of India.
National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC), formerly the Calicut Regional Engineering College (CREC), is a federally funded technical university and an institute of national importance governed by an act passed by the Parliament of India.
The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) (earlier National Institute for Advanced Legal Studies) is a uni-disciplinary university in Kochi, India for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate legal education.
The West Coast Canal or National Waterway No 3 is a 168-km stretch of this inland navigational route located in Kerala, India and runs from Kollam to Kottapuram and was declared a National Waterway in 1993.
Natural rubber, also called India rubber or caoutchouc, as initially produced, consists of polymers of the organic compound isoprene, with minor impurities of other organic compounds plus water.
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Nelcynda is a place in ancient Kerala.
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Nelliyampathy (also spelled Nelliampathi) is a hill station from Palakkad, state of Kerala, India.
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Nemmara is a village in the Palakkad district, state of Kerala, India.
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Neoliberalism is a term whose usage and definition have changed over time.
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The Neolithic Age, Era, or Period, from νέος (néos, "new") and λίθος (líthos, "stone"), or New Stone Age, was a period in the development of human technology, beginning about 10,200 BC, according to the ASPRO chronology, in some parts of the Middle East, and later in other parts of the world from First Farmers: The Origins of Agricultural Societies by Peter Bellwood, 2004 and ending between 4,500 and 2,000 BC.
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A nest is a structure built by certain animals to hold its eggs, its offspring, or occasionally the animal itself.
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Nilambur is a municipality and a taluk in the Malappuram district of the Indian state of Kerala.
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The Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve is an International Biosphere Reserve in the Western Ghats and Nilgiri Hills ranges of South India.
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The Nilgiri tahr (Nilgiritragus hylocrius) known locally as the Nilgiri ibex or simply ibex, is an ungulate that is endemic to the Nilgiri Hills and the southern portion of the Western Ghats in the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala in Southern India.
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Niranam is a small village in southern Kerala, India, near to the town of Thiruvalla.
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Nokku kooli is an unofficial labor norm in Kerala under which wages are paid to trade union activists for allowing investors/builders to unload materials using machines or their own labor.
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A Non-Resident Indian (NRI) is a citizen of India who holds an Indian passport and has temporarily emigrated to another country for six months or more for employment, residence, education or any other purpose.
Non-tax revenue or non-tax receipts are government revenue not generated from taxes.
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North Malabar refers to the historic and geographic area of southwest India covering the state of Kerala's present day Kasaragod and Kannur Districts, the Mananthavady taluk of Wayanad District, the taluks of Koyilandy and Vatakara in the Kozhikode District of Kerala and the entire Mahé Sub-Division of the Union Territory of Puducherry.
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Nutmeg (also known as pala in Indonesia) is one of the two spices – the other being mace – derived from several species of tree in the genus Myristica.
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Ottaplakkal Nambiyadikkal Velu Kurup (ഒറ്റപ്ലാക്കൽ നീലകണ്ഠൻ വേലു കുറുപ്പ്; born 27 May 1931), popularly known as O. N. V. Kurup (.എൻ.വി.) or simply O. N. V. (.എൻ.വി.), is a renowned Malayalam poet and lyricist from Kerala, India, who won Jnanpith Award, the highest literary award in India for the year 2007.
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Ottupulackal Velukkuty Vijayan (2 July 1930 – 30 March 2005), commonly known as O. V. Vijayan, was an Indian author and cartoonist, who was an important figure in modern Malayalam language literature.
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Oduvil Unnikrishnan (13 February 1944 – 27 May 2006) was an award-winning Indian film actor known for his versatile acting skills, shown in his portrayal of classical ancient aristocratic personalities in Malayalam cinema with his unique provincial linguistic style, expressions and dialect.
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An official language is a language that is given a special legal status in a particular country, state, or other jurisdiction.
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Onam (ഓണം) is a Hindu festival celebrated in Kerala, India.
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An onavillu is a simple, short, bow-shaped musical instrument.
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Oommen Chandy (born October 31, 1943) is an Indian politician and is the current Chief Minister of Kerala since May 2011.
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The term open market is used generally to refer to a situation close to free trade and in a more specific technical sense to interbank trade in securities.
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Oppana (ഒപ്പന) is a popular form of social entertainment among the Mappila (Kerala Muslim's) community of Kerala, south India, prevalent all over kerala especially in Malappuram.
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The Oracle Corporation is an American global computer technology corporation, headquartered in Redwood City, California.
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Other Backward Class (OBC) is a collective term used by the Government of India to classify castes which are socially and educationally disadvantaged.
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Ottamthullal (or Ottanthullal, Malayalam:ഓട്ടന് തുള്ളല്, pronounced), is an art form Kerala state, India.
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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Kerala: Kerala – 21st biggest, 12th most populous, 13th highest and most literate of the 29 states of the democratic Republic of India.
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Outlook is a weekly general interest English News magazine owned by the Raheja group and published in India.
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Palanisamy Sathasivam (born 27 April 1949) is the current Governor of Kerala, in office since 2014.
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Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha (born 27 June 1964), popularly known as P. T. Usha, is an Indian track and field athlete from the state of Kerala.
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Padanilam is a small town located in Alappuzha district of Kerala.
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Padayani, also called Padeni, (from the Malayalam word for military formations) is a traditional folk dance and a ritual art from the central portion of the Indian state of Kerala.
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Padma Shri (also Padmashree) is the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India, after the Bharat Ratna, the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan.
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Padmanabhapuram Palace (பத்மநாபபுரம் அரண்மனை, പത്മനാഭപുരം കൊട്ടാരം) is located in at Padmanabhapuram Fort, in Padmanabhapuram, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India.
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Padmanabhaswamy temple is located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
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Paithalmala (പൈതൽമല) or Paithalmala is a hill station in the Kannur district of Kerala in India.
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Palakkad, also known as Palghat, is a city and municipality in the state of Kerala in southern India, spread over an area of 26.60 km2 and is the administrative headquarters of the Palakkad District.
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Palakkad Gap or Palghat Gap is a low mountain pass in the Western Ghats between Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu and Palakkad in Kerala.
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Palakkad Junction (formerly known as Olavakkod Junction, STN CODE:PGT) is a railway station in Kerala state, India situated in the city of Palakkad.
Palakad Railway Division (formerly known as Olavakkod Railway Division) is one of the 7 divisions of the Southern Railway Zone of India, and is the oldest in Kerala.
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The Paleolithic (American spelling; British spelling: Palaeolithic; pronunciation: or) Age, Era or Period is a prehistoric period of human history distinguished by the development of the most primitive stone tools discovered (Grahame Clark's Modes I and II), and covers roughly 95% of human technological prehistory.
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The Pamba River (also called Pampa river) is the third longest river in the South Indian state of Kerala after Periyar and Bharathappuzha and the longest river in the erstwhile princely state of Travancore.
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Panchari Melam is a percussion ensemble, performed during temple festivals in Kerala, India.
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Panchavadyam(പഞ്ചവാദ്യം Malayalam), literally meaning an orchestra of five instruments, is basically a temple art form that has evolved in Kerala.
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Panchayat Samiti is a local government body at the tahsil (taluka) level in the nation of India.
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The Panchayat raj is a South Asian political system found mainly in the nations of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal.
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Pandalam is a municipal town which is one among the fastest growing towns in Kerala, India.
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The Pandyan or Pandiyan or Pandian dynasty was an ancient Tamil dynasty, one of the three Tamil dynasties, the other two being the Chola and the Chera.
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Panvel (Devanagari: पनवेल) is the most populated city in Raigad district in Maharashtra, India.
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Papadum or papad (பப்படம் (ପାମ୍ପଡ) पापड़, ਪਾਪਡ, Nepali and पापड, પાપડ, ಹಪ್ಪಳ happala, Assamese and পাপড papod, പപ്പടം pappadam, అప్పడాలు appadalu, پاپڑ.) is a thin, crisp disc-shaped Indian and Pakistani food typically based on a seasoned dough usually made from peeled black gram flour (urad flour), fried or cooked with dry heat.
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Naduparambil Pappachen Pradeep (born 28 April 1983) is an Indian footballer.
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The Paradesi Synagogue is the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations,.
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Parallel Cinema is a film movement in Indian cinema that originated in the state of Bengal in the 1950s as an alternative to the mainstream commercial Indian cinema, represented especially by popular Hindi cinema, known today as Bollywood.
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Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, which also includes the erstwhile 'Parambikulam Widlife Sanctuary', is a protected area in Chittur taluk in Palakkad district of Kerala state, South India.
Parashurama (Sanskrit: परशुराम IAST: Paraśurāma, lit. Rama with an axe) is the sixth avatar of Vishnu in Hinduism.
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Paravur Kayal is a lake in Paravur, Kerala, India.
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Paremmakkal Thoma Kathanar (1736–1799) is the author of Varthamanappusthakam (1790), the first ever travelogue in an Indian language.
Parichamuttukali is a martial dance form of Kerala practiced by Saint Thomas Christians (also known as Syrian Christians or Nasrani) who trace their origins to the evangelistic activity of Thomas the Apostle among Jews and natives in the 1st century.
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A parliamentary system is a system of democratic governance of a state in which the executive branch derives its democratic legitimacy from, and is held accountable to, the legislature (parliament); the executive and legislative branches are thus interconnected.
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The Partition of India was the partition of the British Indian Empire that led to the creation of the sovereign states of the Dominion of Pakistan (it later split into Pakistan and Bangladesh) and the Union of India (later Republic of India) on 15 August 1947.
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In Indian religions, patala (Sanskrit) denotes subterranean realms where lower beings such as nāgas, vetalas and asuras reside.
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Payyambalam Beach is a beach in Kannur district of Kerala in India that attracts tourists and local people.
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Peermade is a hill station in the state of Kerala, India.
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Pelagic fish live in the pelagic zone of ocean or lake waters – being neither close to the bottom nor near the shore – in contrast with demersal fish, which do live on or near the bottom, and reef fish, which are associated with coral reefs.
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Kerala Pentecostalism is one of the powerful spiritual Christian movement that originated, developed and spread in Kerala.
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People TV is an Indian television channel based in Trivandrum.
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Performance art is a performance presented to an audience within a fine art context, traditionally interdisciplinary.
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The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea or Periplus of the Red Sea (Περίπλους τῆς Ἐρυθράς Θαλάσσης, Periplus Maris Erythraei) is a Greco-Roman periplus, written in Greek, describing navigation and trading opportunities from Roman Egyptian ports like Berenice along the coast of the Red Sea, and others along Northeast Africa and the Sindh and South western India.
Periyar (meaning: big river) is the longest river and the river with the largest discharge potential in the Indian state of Kerala.
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Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady, is an example of nature’s bounty, with great scenic charm, rich bio diversity and providing veritable visitor satisfaction.
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Phoenicia (or; from the Φοινίκη,; فينيقية) was an ancient Semitic thalassocratic civilization situated on the western, coastal part of the Fertile Crescent and centered on the coastline of modern Lebanon.
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The Planning Commission was an institution in the Government of India, which formulated India's Five-Year Plans, among other functions.
Plate tectonics (from the Late Latin tectonicus, from the τεκτονικός "pertaining to building") is a scientific theory that describes the large-scale motion of Earth's lithosphere.
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The Pleistocene (symbol PS) is the geological epoch which lasted from about 2,588,000 to 11,700 years ago, spanning the world's recent period of repeated glaciations.
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Gaius Plinius Secundus (AD 23 – August 25, AD 79), better known as Pliny the Elder, was a Roman author, naturalist, and natural philosopher, as well as naval and army commander of the early Roman Empire and personal friend of the emperor Vespasian.
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Ponmudi (പൊന്മുടി) (the Golden Peak) is a hill station in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala in India.
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Poorakkali,Which means in English (Festival Performance), is a traditional dance ritual performed by men during the nine-day Pooram festival in Bhagavathy temples across North Malabar in Kerala State of south India.
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The State of India (Estado da Índia), also referred as the Portuguese State of India (Estado Português da Índia, EPI) or simply Portuguese India (Índia Portuguesa), was a state of the Portuguese Overseas Empire, founded six years after the discovery of a sea route between Portugal and the Indian Subcontinent to serve as the governing body of a string of Portuguese fortresses and colonies overseas.
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Poverty in India is widespread, and a variety of methods have been proposed to measure it.
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Positions of landmasses near the end of the Precambrian The Precambrian or Pre-Cambrian; sometimes abbreviated pЄ is the largest span of time in Earth's history before the current Phanerozoic Eon, and is a Supereon divided into several eons of the geologic time scale.
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Abdul Khader (7 April 1926 – 16 January 1989), better known by his stage name Prem Nazir (പ്രേം നസീര്), was an Indian film actor best known for his work in Malayalam cinema.
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Provinces of India, earlier Presidencies of British India and still earlier, Presidency towns were the administrative divisions of British governance in the subcontinent.
The President of India is the formal head of the executive and legislature of India and is the commander-in-chief of the Indian Armed Forces.
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Prevalence in epidemiology is the proportion of a population found to have a condition (typically a disease or a risk factor such as smoking or seat-belt use).
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Primary education or elementary education often in primary school or elementary school is typically the first stage of compulsory education, coming between early childhood education and secondary education.
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Pro tempore, abbreviated pro tem or p.t., is a Latin phrase which best translates to "for the time being" in English.
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The Ptolemaic dynasty (Πτολεμαῖοι, Ptolemaioi), sometimes also known as the Lagids or Lagidae (Λαγίδαι, Lagidai, after Lagus, Ptolemy I's father), was a Macedonian Greek royal family which ruled the Ptolemaic Kingdom in Egypt during the Hellenistic period.
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Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II (Πτολεμαῖος Εὐεργέτης, Ptolemaĩos Euergétēs) (c. 182 BC – June 26, 116 BC), nicknamed Φύσκων, Physcon, was a king of the Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt.
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Public health refers to "the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals." It is concerned with threats to health based on population health analysis.
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A public limited company (legally abbreviated to plc) is a type of public company (publicly held company) under United Kingdom company law, some Commonwealth jurisdictions, and the Republic of Ireland.
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Puducherry, formerly known as Pondicherry, is a Union Territory of India formed out of four exclaves of former French India (being its capital, hence also known informally as Pondicherry) and named after the largest Puducherry district.
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Punalur (Punalūr) (Punalūr) is a city situated near the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border in the Kollam district of the southern Indian state of Kerala.
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The Punjab, also spelled Panjab, panj-āb, "five rivers" (Punjabi: (Shahmukhi), ਪੰਜਾਬ (Gurumukhi), Hindi: पंजाब (Devanagari)), is a geographical region in the Indian subcontinent or South Asia comprising vast areas of eastern Pakistan and northern India.
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The word Puranas (पुराण) literally means "ancient, old",Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature (1995 Edition), Article on Puranas, ISBN 0-877790426, page 915 and it is a vast genre of Indian literature about a wide range of topics particularly myths, legends and other traditional lore.
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Puttu (Malayalam: പുട്ട്), pronounced, (Tamil: புட்டு), (Sinhala පිට්ටු) is a South Indian and Tamil breakfast dish of steamed cylinders of ground rice layered with coconut.
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The Pythonidae, commonly known simply as pythons, from the Greek word python (πυθων), are a family of nonvenomous snakes found in Africa, Asia, and Australia.
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Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth's continental crust, after feldspar.
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Quilon Aerodrome or Kollam Airport was an aerodrome in the city of Kollam in the former state of Travancore, now in Kerala, India.
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A rain shadow is a dry area on the lee side of a mountainous area (away from the wind).
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Raja Ravi Varma Coil Thampuran (29April 18482October 1906) was an Indian painter and artist from the princely state of Travancore (now southern Kerala and parts of Tamil Nadu) who achieved recognition for his paintings depicting scenes from Indian literature and mythology including the epics Mahabharata and Ramayana.
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The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (RGKR) is India’s highest honour given for achievement in sports, given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, government of India.
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The Rajya Sabha or Council of States is the upper house of the Parliament of India.
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The Ramayana (रामायणम्) is a Sanskrit epic poem ascribed to the Hindu sage and Sanskrit poet Valmiki.
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The Ramsar Convention (formally, the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, especially as Waterfowl Habitat) is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands,, retrieved 2011-07-10 recognizing the fundamental ecological functions of wetlands and their economic, cultural, scientific, and recreational value.
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The Ranji Trophy is a domestic first-class cricket championship played in India between teams representing regional cricket associations.
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Rasam, chaaru, saaru or kabir is a South Indian soup, traditionally prepared using tamarind juice as a base, with the addition of tomato, chili pepper, pepper, cumin and other spices as seasonings.
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Rattan (from the Malay rotan) is the name for the roughly 600 species of palms in the tribe Calameae (Greek 'kálamos'.
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Rediff.com is an Indian news, information, entertainment and shopping web portal, founded in 1996 as "Rediff On The NeT".
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Reliance Communications Ltd. (RCOM) is an Indian Internet access and telecommunications company headquartered in Navi Mumbai, India.
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Religions in Kerala are a mixture of different faiths, most significantly Hinduism, Islam and Christianity.
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A remittance is a transfer of money by a foreign worker to an individual in his or her home country.
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Representative democracy (also indirect democracy or psephocracy) is a variety of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to direct democracy.
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Rice and curry is a popular dish in the Southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu, as well as in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
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The Rigveda (Sanskrit: ऋग्वेद, from "praise, shine" and "knowledge") is an ancient Indian collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns.
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A river delta is a landform that forms at the mouth of a river, where the river flows into an ocean, sea, estuary, lake, or reservoir.
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The Roman Empire (Imperium Rōmānum; Ancient and Medieval Greek: Βασιλεία τῶν Ῥωμαίων Basileia tōn Rhōmaiōn) was the post-Republican period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterized by government headed by emperors and large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, Africa and Asia.
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Rosa Kutty (born 1964) is a former Indian woman athlete who participated in 1996 and 2000 Olympics in 4x 400 relay race.
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Rutile is a mineral composed primarily of titanium dioxide, TiO2.
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Sankaran Kutty Pottekkatt (ശങ്കരൻ കുട്ടി പൊറ്റെക്കാട്ട്; 14 March 1913 – 6 August 1982), popularly known as S. K. Pottekkatt (്.ക. പൊറ്റെക്കാട്ട്), was a famous Malayalam writer from Kerala state, South India.
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Shanthakumaran Sreesanth (ശ്രീശാന്ത്, Santakumaran Srisant, born 6 February 1983) is a former Indian cricketer.
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Sadhya (സദ്യ, सग्धिः, Sagdhiḥ) is a variety of pure vegetarian dishes traditionally served on a banana leaf in Kerala, India.
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The Saint Thomas Christians are an ancient body of Christians from Kerala, India, who trace their origins to the evangelistic activity of Thomas the Apostle in the 1st century.
The Saint Thomas Christians, also called Syrian Christians or Nasrani, is a community of Christians from Kerala, India, who trace their origins to the evangelistic activity of Saint Thomas in the 1st century, and is one of the oldest Christian communities of the world.
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Sambar is a lentil-based vegetable stew or chowder based on a broth made with tamarind popular in South Indian and Sri Lankan Tamil cuisines, adapted in each to its taste and environment.
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San Marino, officially the Republic of San Marino (Repubblica di San Marino), also known as the Most Serene Republic of San Marino (Serenissima Repubblica di San Marino), is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy, situated on the Italian Peninsula on the north-eastern side of the Apennine Mountains.
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The Sangam period (Tamil: சங்ககால பருவம், Cankakāla paruvam ?) is the period in the history of ancient southern India (known as the Tamilakam) spanning from c. 300 BCE to 300 CE.
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A sanitary sewer (also called a foul sewer and a covered sewer) is an underground carriage system specifically for transporting sewage from houses and commercial buildings through pipes to treatment or disposal.
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Sanju Viswanath Samson(സഞ്ജു വിശ്വനാഥ് സാംസൺ) (born 11 November 1994), is an Indian cricketer who is the vice-captain of the U-19 cricket team and plays for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
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Santosh Trophy is an annual Indian football tournament which is contested by states and government institutions.
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Sasathamcotta Lake or Sasathamkotta Lake, also categorized as a wetland, is the largest fresh water lake in Kerala, a state of India on the south of the West Coast.
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Manuel Sathyaneshan Nadar (9 November 1912 – 15 June 1971) commonly known by his stage name Sathyan, was an Indian film actor known for his work in Malayalam cinema.He is considered as the toughest actor ever in the Malayalam film industry personally and professionally and respectfully called as 'Sathyan Master' by Malayalam film stars.
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Sectarianism is a form of bigotry, discrimination, or hatred arising from attaching importance to perceived differences between subdivisions within a group, such as between different denominations of a religion, nationalism, class, regional or factions of a political movement.
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Sengottai is a municipality in the Tirunelveli district, of Tamil Nadu, India.
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The Sestertius, or Sesterce, (pl. sestertii) was an ancient Roman coin.
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The sex ratio is the ratio of males to females in a population.
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Sexual harassment is bullying or coercion of a sexual nature, or the unwelcome or inappropriate promise of rewards in exchange for sexual favors.
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The Shafi'i (شافعي) madhhab is one of the four schools of Islamic law in Sunni Islam.
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Shaji Neelakantan Karun (born 1 January 1952) is a National Award-winning Indian film director and cinematographer.
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Shiny Wilson (nee Abraham) (born May 8, 1965) is a retired Indian athlete.
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Shoranur is a small town and a municipality in Palakkad district, in the Indian state of Kerala, located on the banks of the Bharathapuzha River.
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Shoranur Junction is a railway station in Kerala located at Shoranur, Palakkad District, coming under the Palakkad Division of Southern Railway.
Shoranur–Cochin Harbour section is a high density railway corridor in Kerala state, India, running from Shoranur Junction in Palakkad district through Thrissur district to Cochin in Ernakulam district.
In Hinduism, a siddha is "one who is accomplished".
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Silent Valley National Park (Malayalam: സൈലന്റ് വാലീ നാഷണല് പാര്ക്ക്), is a national park with a core zone of (making it the largest national park in Kerala).
Silicon dioxide, also known as silica (from the Latin silex), is a chemical compound that is an oxide of silicon with the chemical formula.
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Sillimanite is an alumino-silicate mineral with the chemical formula Al2SiO5.
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Sinimol Paulose (born 24 June 1983) is an Indian middle distance runner.
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Siraj (Malayalamസിറാജ് ദിനപത്രം, Arabic:سراج اليومية, is a daily newspaper in Malayalam language. It was established in 1984. The newspaper belongs to Thoufeeque Publications. It is published from Calicut, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Kannur, Dubai and oman. The head office of the newspaper is at Calicut. The editor is VPM Faisy Villyapalli. It has five editions. Category:Newspapers published in India Category:Malayalam-language newspapers Category:1984 establishments in India Category:Publications established in 1984 Category:Media in Kerala Category:Industries based in Kerala.
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Small Industries Development Bank of India is an independent financial institution aimed to aid the growth and development of micro, small and medium-scale enterprises (MSME) in India.
Social mobility is the movement of individuals, families, households, or other categories of people within or between social strata in a society.
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Soil salinity is the salt content in the soil; the process of increasing the salt content is known as salinization.
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Solomon (ISO 259-3 Šlomo; ܫܠܝܡܘܢ Shlemun; سُليمان, also colloquially: or; Σολομών Solomōn), also called Jedidiah (Hebrew), was, according to the Bible (Book of Kings: 1 Kings 1–11; Book of Chronicles: 1 Chronicles 28–29, 2 Chronicles 1–9), Qur'an, and Hidden Words a king of Israel and the son of David.
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Sopana Sangeetham is a form of Indian classical music that developed in the temples of Kerala in south India in the wake of the increasing popularity of Jayadeva's Gita Govinda or Ashtapadis.
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South India (ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಭಾರತ, തെക്കെ ഭാരതം, தெற்கு பாரதம், దక్షిణ భారతం) is the area encompassing India's states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Kerala as well as the union territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry, occupying 19.31% of India's area. South India includes the southern part of the peninsular Deccan Plateau and is bounded by the Arabian Sea in the west, the Indian Ocean in the south and the Bay of Bengal in the east. The geography of the region is diverse, encompassing two mountain ranges, the Western and Eastern Ghats, and a plateau heartland. The Godavari, Krishna, Tungabhadra, Kaveri, and Vaigai rivers are important non-perennial sources of water. Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Coimbatore, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram are the largest and most industrialized cities in the region. A majority of Indians from the southern region speak one of the following languages: Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and Tulu. During its history, a number of dynastic kingdoms ruled over parts of South India whose invasions across southern and southeastern Asia impacted the history and cultures of modern sovereign states such as Sri Lanka, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia. The region was colonized by Britain and gradually incorporated into the British Empire. South India, particularly Kerala, has been a major entry point of the religions of Christianity and later Islam to the Indian Subcontinent. After experiencing fluctuations in the decades immediately after Indian independence, the economies of South Indian states have registered higher than national average growth over the past three decades. While South Indian states have improved in some socio-economic metrics, poverty continues to affect the region much like the rest of the country, although it has considerably decreased over the years. HDI in southern states is high and the economy has undergone growth at a faster rate than most northern states. Literacy rates in southern states is also very high, with approximately 80% of the population capable of reading and writing, while in Kerala (which has the highest literacy rate in India) 94% of the population are literate. Honour killings are non-existent in South India. Violence against women in South India is relatively low, with southern states having a progressive attitude toward the rights for women. Agriculture is the single largest contributor to the regional net domestic product, while Information technology is a rapidly growing industry. Literary and architectural styles, evolved over two thousand years, differ from other parts of the country. Politics in South India is dominated by smaller regional political parties rather than by national political parties. South India ranks the highest in terms of social and economic development in areas such as fertility rate and infrastructure; the fertility rate of South India is 1.9, the lowest of all regions in India.
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South Indian culture refers to the culture of the South Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
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The southern hill myna (Gracula indica) is a member of the starling family.
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The Southern Railway, headquartered at Chennai, Tamil Nadu, is one of the 17 zones of Indian Railways.
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A spice is a seed, fruit, root, bark, berry, bud or vegetable substance primarily used for flavoring, coloring or preserving food.
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Sree Narayana Trust, also known as the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) or Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam, has been an educational organisation in the Indian state of Kerala since 1952.
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Sree Poornathrayesa temple (in Malayalam: പൂര്ണ്ണത്രയീശ ക്ഷേത്രം) is situated in Tripunithura, Kochi, the capital of the former Kingdom of Cochin.
Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrith (SSUS) is a research oriented Public University located at Kalady near Kochi in Kerala.
Sreenivasan is an Indian film actor and screenwriter known for his work in Malayalam cinema.
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A staple food, sometimes simply referred to as a staple, is a food that is eaten routinely, and in such quantities that it constitutes a dominant portion of a standard diet in a given population, supplying a large fraction of the needs for energy-rich materials and generally a significant proportion of the intake of other nutrients as well.
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India is a federal union of states comprising twenty-nine states and seven union territories.
The States Reorganisation Act, 1956 was a major reform of the boundaries of India's states and territories, organising them along linguistic lines.
Sub-replacement fertility is a total fertility rate (TFR) that (if sustained) leads to each new generation being less populous than the previous one in a given area.
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SumerThe name is from Akkadian Šumeru; Sumerian en-ĝir15, approximately "land of the civilized kings" or "native land".
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Sunni Islam is a denomination of Islam which holds that the Islamic prophet Muhammad's proper successor as Caliph was his father-in-law Abu Bakr.
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SunTec Business Solutions is a Thiruvananthapuram based software business company that provides revenue management and business assurance solutions for financial institutions and digital and communications services providers.
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Suresh Babu (സുരേഷ് ബാബു) (10 February 1953 – 19 February 2011) was an Indian long jumper from Kerala who had held the national titles in the long, triple, and high jump events, in addition to the decathlon.
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Suresh Gopinathan, commonly known as Suresh Gopi, is an Indian film actor who has starred in more than 200 Malayalam films.
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Surya TV is a Malayalam-language television channel in India, established in 1998.
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Suzerainty is a situation in which a powerful region or people controls the foreign affairs of a tributary vassal state while allowing the subservient nation internal autonomy.
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(സ്വാതി തിരുനാള് രാമവർമ്മ)(16 April 1813 – 27 December 1846) was the Maharaja of the Kingdom of Travancore, British India.
The Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (ܥܹܕܬܵܐ ܕܡܲܠܲܒܵܪ ܣܘܼܪܝܵܝܵܐ., Edtha d'Malabar Suryaya) or Church of Malabar Syrians is an Eastern Catholic Major Archiepiscopal Church in full communion with the Bishop of Rome, the Pope.
The Syro-Malankara Catholic Church also known as the Malankara Syrian Catholic Church (മലങ്കര സുറിയാനി കത്തോലിക്കാ സഭ) is an Eastern Catholic Church in full communion with the Bishop of Rome, the Pope.
Thadathuvila Chandapillai Yohannan (born 19 May 1947), better known as T. C. Yohannan, is a former Indian long jumper who held the national record in long jump for nearly 3 decades and represented India in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada.
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The Tabula Peutingeriana (Latin for "The Peutinger Map"), also anglicized as Peutinger's Tabula and the Peutinger Table, is an illustrated itinerarium (road map) showing the cursus publicus, the road network in the Roman Empire.
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The Taj Mahal (more often; from Persian and Arabic, "crown of palaces") is a white marble mausoleum located on the southern bank of the Yamuna River in the Indian city of Agra.
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In Kerala the administrative divisions below the district are called taluk.
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Tamil also spelt Thamizh is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Tamil people of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka.
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Tamil Nadu; literally The Land of Tamils or Tamil Country is one of the 29 states of India.
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Tamiḻakam or the Ancient Tamiḻ country refers to the Sangam period (3rd century BCE - 4th century CE) territory of old South Indian kingdoms covering modern Tamil Nadu, Kerala and southern parts of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka.
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The Tamils, also known as the Tamilans, are a Dravidian ethnic group who speak Tamil as their mother tongue and native to Indian State of Tamil Nadu, Union territory of Puducherry, Northern and Eastern Province of Sri Lanka.
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Tapioca is a starch extracted from cassava root (Manihot esculenta).
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Tata Communications Limited is a global telecommunications company owned by the Indian business conglomerate Tata Group.
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Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) is an Indian multinational information technology (IT) service, consulting and business solutions company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
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Tata DOCOMO is an Indian cellular service provider on the GSM, CDMA and platform-arising out of the strategic joint venture between Tata Teleservices and NTT Docomo in November 2008.
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Technopark is a technology park in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
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A tehsil or tahsil/tahasil (तहसील, ਤਹਿਸੀਲ, తహశీల్, تحصیل), also known as taluk (or taluq/taluka (تعلقو)) or mandal, is an administrative division of some countries of South Asia.
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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is the independent regulator of the telecommunications business in India.
Telephone density or teledensity is the number of telephone connections for every hundred individuals living within an area.
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In geography, temperate or tepid latitudes of Earth lie between the tropics and the polar regions.
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The Temple Entry Proclamation issued by Maharaja Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma in 1936 abolished the ban on the so-called 'low-caste people' or avarnas from entering Hindu temples in the Princely State of Travancore (now part of Kerala, India).
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Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai (തകഴി ശിവശങ്കര പിള്ള) (17 April 1912 – 10 April 1999) was a novelist and short story writer of Malayalam language.
The Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, covering an area of barely 25 km2, and located about 12 km from Kothamangalam (Kerala state, India), was the first bird sanctuary in Kerala.
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The Hindu is an English-language Indian daily newspaper.
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The New Indian Express is an Indian English-language broadsheet daily newspaper published by the Express Publications and based in Chennai.
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The Times of India (TOI) is an Indian English-language daily newspaper.
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Thejas is a Malayalam news daily run by Intermedia Publishing Ltd., a public limited company based in Kozhikode.
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Thekkumbhagam or Thekkumbhagom is the southern border town of Paravur municipality in the Kollam district of Kerala, India.
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Theyyam (Teyyam, Theyyattam) (Malayalam:തെയ്യം) is a popular ritual form of worship of North Malabar in Kerala, India, predominant in the Kolathunadu area (consisting of present-day Kasargod, Kannur Districts, Mananthavady Taluk of Wayanad and Vadakara and Koyilandy Taluks of Kozhikode of Kerala) and also in Kodagu and Tulu nadu of Karnataka as a living cult with several thousand-year-old traditions, rituals and customs.
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Surendranatha Thilakan (15 July 1935 – 24 September 2012), known mononymously as Thilakan, was an Indian film and stage actor who had starred in over 200 Malayalam films.
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Thirayattam is a ritualistic performing art of Kerala, India.
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Thiruvananthapuram (Malayalam Tiruvaṉantapuram), also known as Trivandrum, is the capital city of the Indian state of Kerala.
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Thiruvananthapuram Central is the main railway station in the city of Thiruvananthapuram (formerly Trivandrum) in the Indian state of Kerala.
Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation (തിരുവനന്തപുരം നഗരസഭ) is the largest city corporation in the state of Kerala in India by area and population.
Thiruvananthapuram railway division is part of Southern Railway Zone of India.
Thomas the Apostle (called Didymus which means "the twin") was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, according to the New Testament.
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Thorium is a chemical element with symbol Th and atomic number 90.
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Thrissur originally Thrissivaperoor and previously known by its anglicised form as Trichur, is the fourth largest city, the third largest urban agglomeration in Kerala (Pop. 1,854,783) and the 20th largest in India.
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Thrissur Pooram (തൃശ്ശൂര് പൂരം) is an annual Hindu temple festival held in Kerala, India.
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Thrissur Railway Station (Code: TCR) (Malayalam: തൃശൂര് റെയില്വേ സ്റ്റേഷന്) is a A-1category railway station located in Thrissur city in Kerala, India.
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Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University, also called Malayalam University, is a university in Kerala State in India established by the government of Kerala in 2012.
Tuncattu Eluttacchan was a Malayalam devotional poet and linguist from around the 16th century.
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Tinu Yohannan (born 18 February 1979) is an Indian cricketer and former Kerala State Player.
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Tipu Sultan (Urdu:ٹیپو سلطان, Kannada: ಟಿಪ್ಪು ಸುಲ್ತಾನ್) (20 November 1750 – 4 May 1799), also known as the Tiger of Mysore, Dipu Sultan and Tipu Sahib, was a ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore.
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Tirur is a municipal town in Malappuram district in the Indian state of Kerala spread over an area of.
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Tiruvalla (alternately spelled Thiruvalla) is a town and a Taluk headquarters located in Pathanamthitta district in the State of Kerala in South India.
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The tonne (British and SI; or metric ton (in the United States) is a non-SI metric unit of mass equal to.
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The total fertility rate (TFR), sometimes also called the fertility rate, period total fertility rate (PTFR) or total period fertility rate (TPFR) of a population is the average number of children that would be born to a woman over her lifetime if.
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Kerala, a state situated on the tropical Malabar Coast of southwestern India, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.
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Traditional medicine (also known as indigenous or folk medicine) comprises knowledge systems that developed over generations within various societies before the era of modern medicine.
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Transparency International (TI) is a non-governmental organization that monitors and publicizes corporate and political corruption in international development.
The Kingdom of Travancore(Malayalam:തിരുവിതാംകൂർ) was an Indian kingdom from 1729 to 1949.
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The Travancore Royal Family was the ruling house of the Indian princely state of Travancore.
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Travancore-Cochin or Thiru-Kochi was a short-lived state of India (1949–1956).
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Travel + Leisure is a travel magazine based in New York City, New York.
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Trivandrum International Airport is in Thiruvananthapuram and is the first airport in the state of Kerala, India.
The tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forest biome, also known as tropical dry forest, vine thicket, and vine scrub is located at tropical and subtropical latitudes.
Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests (TSMF), also known as tropical moist forests, are a tropical and subtropical forest biome, sometimes referred to as Jungle.
A tropical rainforest climate, also known as an equatorial climate, is a tropical climate usually (but not always) found along the equator.
The tropics is a region of the Earth surrounding the Equator.
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Tulu (Tulu: ತುಳು ಭಾಷೆ Tuḷu bāse) is a language spoken by around 2 million native speakers mainly in the southwest part of Indian state of Karnataka and a small part of northern Kerala, which is known as Tulu Nadu.
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Typhoid fever, also known simply as typhoid, is a symptomatic bacterial infection due to Salmonella typhi.
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Ulloor S. Parameswara Iyer (6 June 1877 – 15 June 1949) (commonly known as Ulloor) was a Malayalam poet and historian.
Underemployment refers to an employment situation that is insufficient in some important way for the worker, relative to a standard.
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In government, unicameralism (Latin uni, one + camera, chamber) is the practice of having one legislative or parliamentary chamber.
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The United Democratic Front (UDF) is an alliance of political parties in Kerala state, India, created by the prominent Indian National Congress (INC) party leader Shri.
The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.
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Universal health care, sometimes referred to as universal health coverage, universal coverage, or universal care, usually refers to a health care system which provides health care and financial protection to all citizens of a particular country.
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Universal suffrage (also universal adult suffrage, general suffrage or common suffrage) consists of the extension of the right to vote to adult citizens (or subjects), though it may also mean extending that right to minors (Demeny voting) and non-citizens.
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The University of Calicut is an affiliating university located at Thenjipalam in Malappuram district of Kerala state in India.
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The University of California (UC) is a public university system in the U.S. state of California.
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The University of Kerala (UoK), formerly the University of Travancore, is an affiliating university located in Trivandrum in the south Indian state of Kerala, India.
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Uppala (ಉಪ್ಪಳ, Malayalam:ഉപ്പള) is a major town in Kasaragod district, Kerala, India.
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UST Global is a multinational provider of IT services and solutions, headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California,USA.
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Vatta Parambath Sathyan (29 April 1965 – 18 July 2006), popularly known as V. P. Sathyan, was a captain of the India national football team who played in the centre back position.
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Velikkakathu Sankaran Achuthanandan (Malayalam: വേലിക്കകത്ത് ശങ്കരന് അച്യുതാനന്ദന്) (born 20 October 1923) is an Indian politician who was Chief Minister of Kerala from 2006 to 2011.
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Vada is a common term for many different types of savoury fritter-type snacks from South India with a set of common ingredients.
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Vadakkan Pattukal (or Ballads of North Malabar) is a collection of Malayalam Ballads of medieval origin.
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Vagamon (വാഗമണ്) is a hill station located in Kottayam-Idukki border of Idukki district of Kerala, India.
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Vaikom Muhammad Basheer (Malayalam:വൈക്കം മുഹമ്മദ് ബഷീർ) (21 January 1908 – 5 July 1994) was a Malayalam fiction writer from the state of Kerala in India.
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The Vaikom Mahadeva Temple is a temple for the Hindu god Shiva in Vaikom, Kerala.
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Valapattanam River is the largest river in the Kannur district, located in the South Indian state of Kerala.
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Valiakoikkal Temple is the family temple of the Pandalam Royal Family.
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Vallam Kali (വള്ളംകളി, vaḷḷaṃ kaḷi, literally "boat game") is a traditional boat race in Kerala, India.
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Vallathol Narayana Menon (16 October 1878 – 13 March 1958) was a poet in the Malayalam language, which is spoken in the south Indian state of Kerala.
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Vamana (Devanagari: वामन, IAST: Vāmana, lit. dwarf) is described in the Puranas as the fifth avatar of Vishnu, and the first incarnation of the Second Age or Treta yuga.
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Vanilla is a flavor derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla, primarily from the Mexican species, flat-leaved vanilla (V. planifolia).
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Vanitha is an Indian magazine published fortnightly by the Malayala Manorama group.
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Varkala is a coastal town and municipality in Thiruvananthapuram district situated in the Indian state of Kerala.
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Varkala Beach, also known as Papanasam beach is a beach in Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, along the Arabian Sea, part of the Indian Ocean.
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Vasco da Gama, 1st Count of Vidigueira, (c. 1460s – 23 December 1524) was a Portuguese explorer.
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Vasuki (Sanskrit: वासुकी, वासव) is a naga, and a nagaraja, one of the King serpents of Hindu and Buddhist mythology.
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Vayalar Ramavarma (28 March 1928 – 27 October 1975), often known as Vayalar, was a modern Malayalam language poet and lyricist from the southern Indian state of Kerala.
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The Velir were a royal house of minor dynastic kings and aristocratic chieftains in Tamilakam in the early historic period of South India.
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Vembanad (Vembanad Kayal or Vembanad Kol) is the longest lake in India, and the largest lake in the state of Kerala.
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Venad (Malayalam: Vēnāṭu) or the Kingdom of Quilon was one of the three prominent late medieval Hindu feudal kingdoms on the Malabar Coast, South India, along with Kingdom of Calicut and Kolathunadu.
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The Viperidae (vipers) are a family of venomous snakes found all over the world, except in Antarctica, Australia, New Zealand, Madagascar, Hawaii, various other isolated islands, and north of the Arctic Circle.
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In Hinduism, Vishnu (Sanskrit: विष्णु) is the Supreme god Svayam Bhagavan of Vaishnavism (one of the three principal denominations).
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Vodafone Group plc is a British multinational telecommunications company headquartered in London and with its registered office in Newbury, Berkshire.
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Walayar (Malayalam:വാളയാർ) is a border town, located in the Palakkad district of Kerala, India.
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A water well is an excavation or structure created in the ground by digging, driving, boring, or drilling to access groundwater in underground aquifers.
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Waterborne diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms that most commonly are transmitted in contaminated fresh water.
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Wayanad District is a district in the north-east of Kerala state, India with headquarters at the town of Kalpetta.
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Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is an animal sanctuary in Wayanad, Kerala, south India.
WE TV is the third TV channel from Malayalam Communications Ltd (MCL), in Kerala and based at Kochi.
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Welfare economics is a branch of economics that uses microeconomic techniques to evaluate well-being (welfare) at the aggregate (economy-wide) level.
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Western Asia, West Asia, Southwestern Asia or Southwest Asia is the westernmost subregion of Asia.
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The Western Ghats or Sahyadri (Tamil: சஹ்யாற்றி, Kannada: ಸಹ್ಯಾದ್ರಿ, Malayalam: സഹ്യാദ്രി, Marathi: सह्याद्री) are a mountain range that runs almost parallel to the western coast of the Indian peninsula, located entirely in India.
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A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem.
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Women's rights are the rights and entitlements claimed for women and girls of many societies worldwide.
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Charles Wood, the President of the Board of Control of the East India Company, had an important effect on spreading education in India when in 1854 he sent a despatch to Lord Dalhousie, the then Governor-General of India.
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The workforce or labour force (also labor force in the United States) is the labour pool in employment.
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The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that is concerned with international public health.
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Yahoo! Finance is a media property that is part of Yahoo!'s network.
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A zamindar on the Indian subcontinent was an aristocrat, typically hereditary, who held enormous tracts of land and held control over the peasants, from whom the zamindars reserved the right to collect tax (often for military purposes).
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Samoothiri (Zamorin; Malayalam: സാമൂതിരി, Portuguese: Samorim, Dutch: Samorijn) of Kozhikode is the hereditary royal title used by the Hindu Nair rulers of the medieval Kingdom of Kozhikode on Malabar Coast (present day Kerala).
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Zircon (or; including hyacinth or yellow zircon) is a mineral belonging to the group of nesosilicates.
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The 14th Lok Sabha (17 May 2004 – 18 May 2009) was convened after the Indian general election, 2004 held in four phases during 20 April – 10 May 2004, which led to the formation of First Manmohan Singh Cabinet (2004–2009).
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The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake occurred at 00:58:53 UTC on 26 December with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.
The 2011 Indian Premier League season, abbreviated as IPL 4 or the IPL 2011, was the fourth season of the Indian Premier League, the top Twenty20 cricket league in India.
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