Google News has launched Google News in Malayalam, gathering the news from several Malayalam sources and automatically arranges these stories in different sections. Google News has added a separate section for the Gulf Region too.
Google India News is already available in English, Hindi and Tamil. Now most of the Malayalam websites use Unicode as the standard for exchange of text, search functionality in Malayalam will gain popularity.
Currently around 20 news sources are available, including Mathrubhumi, Mangalam, Deepika, Madhyamam, Veekshanam, Deshabhimani, OneIndia, Yahoo, Webdunia, Sify, and ThatsMalayalam.
Malayala Manorama is not available in Google News, I guess the reason being Malayala Manorama is not yet converted into Unicode system. [via google news blog]