Sensex hits 40,000 mark for first time as leads show second term for Modi govt

Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex hit the 40,000 mark for the first time ever and ..

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Bhawana Kanth becomes 1st woman fighter pilot to qualify to undertake combat missions
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Mathrubhumi ‘Find Home’ real estate fest on May 28, 29
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Air India to start new domestic and international flights from next month

UAE launches 'Golden Card' scheme to woo investors, exceptional talents

Dubai: The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday launched a permanent residency scheme to woo wealthy individuals and exceptional talents, ..


Maintenance of small railway stations to be entrusted with Kudumbashree

Kochi: Kudumbashree is all set to maintain the railway stations which are on the verge of closure. A project is under consideration ..


Amul milk prices hiked by Rs 2 a litre across country

Gujarat: Amul Milk prices have been hiked by Rs 2 a litre with effect from Tuesday across all its six brands sold in major markets ..


Civil Supplies Dept removes 1800 sacks of rice contaminated with pests

Ernakulam: The Civil Supplies Department has initiated action to remove 1800 sacks of rice contaminated with pests from a godown at ..


Non-purchase of ration: over 12 lakh families come under scanner

Alappuzha: The state civil supplies department has reported that 12,06,874 families who hold ration cards are not purchasing the monthly ..

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Economist Piketty to study Kerala model of growth; Govt to appoint nodal officer

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said a nodal officer would be appointed to help eminent economist ..


Remember Harry Potter’s aunt Petunia? Well, the name came from this flower

Petunia is a flowering plant that produce multiple varieties of flowers. Rather than a beautiful garden plant, the name Petunia might ..

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Colourful bags, umbrellas and more; shops allure children ahead of school reopening

Wayanad: When only a few days are left for the school opening, shops across the state are active with attractive bags, umbrellas, water ..

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Exit Polls: Markets soar in early trade; Sensex zooms 942 points

Mumbai: Domestic financial markets cheered exit poll results that showed ruling NDA is likely to win the general Lok Sabha elections ..


Bills delayed for 11 months; BSNL contract works stopped

Thrissur: Contractors have stopped completing the works of BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) after the centre stopped allotting fund ..


Fake WhatsApp messages on ending waitlisted tickets from July 1 irks passengers

Kannur: Messages circulating in social media of amendment in railway rules from July 1 are confirmed to be fake. The fake messages ..


Amazon launches flight booking service in India

Bengaluru: People in India can now use Amazon to book their domestic flights in addition to shopping, money transfers, utility bill ..


Govt employees to get benefits on retirement day itself

Edappal: The retirement benefits of government employees will soon be provided on the day of their retirement itself. The list of employees ..

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World Milk Day: Competitions for school students to be held in Kozhikode

As part of observing the World Milk Day which falls on June 1, Dairy Training Centre in Kozhikode is organising various contests for ..


Kerala entrepreneurs launch branding tool BPRISE

A Mumbai-based adtech startup BPRISE, started by Keralites Sandeep Kuriakose and Leo Philip, has launched a marketing tool with multiple ..

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Malayali online taxi service ‘PIU’ to challenge Uber, Ola

Kochi: Making all Keralites proud, a Malayali venture is going to be launched in the online auto-taxi sector. The company Mindmaster ..


Restrictions to be imposed on fishing in rural areas

Alappuzha: The government has begun action on bringing in restrictions on fishing in rural areas. It is considering the decline in ..


Record harvest from flood hit paddy fields in Pathanamthitta

Thiruvalla: Paddy fields in Pathanamthitta district that were submerged in the floods has produced record yield this time around. ..


Beware! Mangoes ripened with ethylene powder could harm you

Kochi: Mangoes are the major attraction in every market during summer seasons. Different varieties of mangoes are arranged in a way ..

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UAE to issue multiple entry visa for 6 months

Dubai: UAE has introduced a six-month multiple-entry interim visa for non-UAE residents for long-term investments, best students and ..

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Make organic rat killer from ‘Seemakonna’

Rats can be a menace at households in all seasons. Usually, people try artificial rat poison or traps to get rid of rats. But using ..

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Air India gets Jet's unused foreign traffic rights

New Delhi: State-run Air India seems to be finally getting its preferential rights in allocation of traffic rights over foreign routes ..


KSEB helps Odisha to restore power lines damaged in Fani

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala State Electricity Board offered a helping hand to cyclone Fani hit Odisha. A team of KSEB employees ..


Name mismatch in documents: Kuwait to impose travel ban on foreigners

Kuwait City: The Kuwait Public Authority for Manpower has declared that travel ban will be imposed on foreign citizens who hold passport ..

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Now, kids can play at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi International Airport has launched a play area for children to spend time after check-in here. With the new facility, ..

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Paytm Mall hit with Rs 5-10 crore cashback fraud

New Delhi: Paytm Mall on Tuesday said it has been hit by a cashback fraud which could be in the range of Rs 5-10 crore. The fraud ..


Govt to increase service charges by 5 percent

Thiruvananthapuram: In a bid to overcome the financial crisis faced by the government, the service charges of various departments are ..

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Sex for 6 days, 6 times: Jack Ma's advice to improve life

Beijing: After advocating people to follow the spirit of "996" (9 am to 9 pm, six days a week at workplace), Alibaba founder ..

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Steep rise in fish prices due to shortage

Alappuzha: The fall in fish catch became a major problem for fishermen as well as the merchants in the state. Fishermen in Alappuzha ..

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Ban on multi-axle trucks on Thamarassery Ghat road

Kozhikode: As developmental activities are progressing in Thamarassery Ghat road, a restriction has been imposed on multi-axle vehicles ..

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ICICI-Videocon bank loan case: Chanda Kochhar appears before ED

New Delhi:Former ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar Monday appeared before the ED in connection with an alleged bank loan fraud and money ..


How to take care of Daisy, the pretty 'little girl' of gardens

Daisy is a garden flower that requires maintenance and care on a daily basis. The beautiful white flowers of daisy can lure the viewers ..

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Nagampadam railway overbridge to be cut down by June

Kottayam: The district authority decided to cut down the Nagampadam bridge with a modern cutting machine in a third attempt to demolish ..


Non-purchase of ration: 7000 families come under scanner of civil supplies dept

Alappuzha: The State Civil Supplies Department initiated inquiry on priority ration card holders for not purchasing ration regularly ..


Finance department urges to levy flood cess

Thiruvananthapuram: The state finance department has asked the government to start levying flood cess to raise fund for rebuilding ..


IAF gets first Apache attack helicopter

New Delhi: The first Apache Guardian helicopter was formally handed over to the Indian Air Force (IAF) at a Boeing production facility ..


Amazon starts rolling out one-day Prime delivery

San Francisco: Despite criticism and work pressure complaints from its warehouse employees, e-commerce giant Amazon has quietly begun ..

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ITC Chairman Y C Deveshwar passes away

New Delhi: Noted industry leader and ITC Chairman Y C Deveshwar passed away Saturday morning after a brief illness, according to company ..


India's e-commerce regulations need more consultation

Kolkata: India's e-commerce regulations need more consultation with American companies that have invested in India, according to ..


KSEB team to restore power supply in cyclone-hit Odisha

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has sent a team of staff to Odisha to restore the power lines which was ..


No more power failure: KSEB to introduce new system by 2021

Palakkad: The Kerala State Electricity Board will implement a new system to completely avoid power failure. With this, power supply ..

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Air India slashes last minute fares by a massive 50%

Mumbai: National carrier Air India has slashed the last-minute bookings fares by half, giving a huge respite to passengers reeling ..

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Temple Run: How much gold do Kerala temples have?

Thiruvananthapuram: In 2011, former IPS officer-turned-lawyer T.P. Soundarajan filed a plea in the Supreme Court seeking to know the ..

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SFIO probe likely into Jet Airways' 'fund diversion'

New Delhi:The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) is likely to ask Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) to probe the alleged fund ..


Southern Railway to modernize 61 trains soon

Chennai:The Southern Railway will complete upgrading of 61 trains under the Utkrisht programme soon while two employees set to retire ..

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Industrialist Sohan Roy to be honoured with Pravasi Award 2019

UAE-based NRI industrialist Sohan Roy, Chairman and CEO of Aries Group is selected for Pravasi Award 2019. The Award ceremony would ..

Prakash Javadekar

Centre showed no discrimination against Kerala; Javadekar

New Delhi: Union minister Prakash Javadekar dismissed the statement made by Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan that the central ..

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Centre refuses to disclose reasons for sabotaging NH development

Thiruvananthapuram: The central government sabotaged the procedures of land acquisition for the national highway in Kerala without ..

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Pinarayi to visit Netherlands to explore cooperation in water management, flood prevention

The Hague: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will commence a four-nation tour of Europe with a visit to the Netherlands from May ..


Govt asks Adani group to expedite Vizhinjam seaport project

Thiruvananthapuram: The government has asked Adani group to expedite the Vizhinjam international seaport project. The government has ..


New government to take up BSNL, MTNL revival plans: Sources

New Delhi: The Finance Ministry has asked the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to re-examine the revival proposals for the telecom ..


Scorching summer destroys crops worth 82 lakhs in Kollam

Kollam: The scorching summer heat which followed the devastating floods has destroyed crops worth over 82 lakhs here in the district ..

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Navy launches 4th Scorpene-class submarine Vela

Mumbai: The Navy on Monday launched the Scorpene-class submarine Vela, the fourth of six underwater warships being built in India with ..

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NH development order: PWD minister sends letter to union minister

Thiruvananthapuram: PWD minister G Sudhakaran has sent a letter to central government against the order on National Highway development ..

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BTech student earns over Rs 1 lakh a month from his own dairy farm

All may think for a while on hearing the question what is the connection between a BTech student and a dairy farm. But if you ask this ..

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Air India earmarks Rs 500 crore to get grounded aircraft operational

Mumbai: To meet high demand and raise its market, national carrier Air India has earmarked Rs 500 crore to get 19 of its grounded passenger ..


Railways to resume all train services from Bhubaneshwar on Sunday

New Delhi:The Railways will resume all train services from Bhubaneshwar on Sunday, except two, and it has already cleared the Howrah-Chennai ..


High security registration plates mandatory only for vehicles manufactured from April 2019

There is a partial relaxation in the Central government’s action of stopping the printing of automobile registration documents ..


Fish sales plummet as prices skyrocket; Sardine unavailable

Varappuzha (Ernakulam): The sales of raw fish have reduced by half in the markets recently due to the steep decline in availability ..


Irregularities in BevCo outlets across Kerala; ‘Jawan’ sold for commission

Alappuzha: Many financial irregularities in the Beverages Corporation has been found out in an inspection conducted by the Vigilance ..

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Flood relief: Ramesh Chennithala slams LDF govt's 'lackadaisical' attitude

Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala Friday hit out at the State government's alleged lackadaisical ..


Caltex ropes in Shikhar Dhawan as brand ambassador

Mumbai: GS Caltex India, a 100% owned subsidiary of GS Caltex Corporation, South Korea has signed cricketer Shikhar Dhawan as its brand ..


Engineering graduate dedicates life to promote fruit orchards

Ernakulam: An electrical engineering graduate has dedicated his life for spreading the goodness of fruit orchards. I. B. Manoj from ..


Virat, Anushka are first official ambassadors of Myntra

New Delhi: Star couple Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have been roped in as the first official brand ambassadors of Flipkart-owned ..

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Yusuff Ali's daughter introduces innovative, gadget-free nursery in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi: Noted industrialist and managing director of Lulu Group of Industries M. A. Yusuff Ali’s daughter Shifa Yusuff Ali ..


Mohanlal should not deprive poor people of their livelihood: Shobhana George

Malappuram: Khadi and Village Industries Board Vice Chairperson Shobhana George stated that actor Mohanlal is responsible to provide ..


Cyclone Fani: 81 trains cancelled including Patna-Ernakulam Express

New Delhi: Railways has cancelled 81 trains and diverted two more in view of cyclone "Fani", which is likely to affect 19 ..

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KSRTC passenger who returned excess amount wins many hearts

Many of us might have engaged in arguments with bus conductors for getting the balance amount after buying tickets. Sometimes we get ..


Chandrayaan-2 modules getting ready for launch in July: ISRO

Bengaluru: All modules of India's second moon mission "Chandrayaan-2", scheduled for launch in July, are getting ready ..

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Jackfruit Puttu Powder steals the show at Chakka mela

Kozhikode: Chakka is probably the most favourite fruit of all Malayalis. Whether it is ripe or cooked, everyone will never miss a chance ..


KSRTC demands ban on illegal bus ticket booking sites

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) approached the state government demanding a ban on the websites ..


Fish farmers in Malampuzha set to reap rich ‘GIFT’ of cage culture

Malampuzha: The fisheries department and the fisherfolk here are all set to reap a rich harvest from cage culture with an intention ..


MVD switches over to centre’s ‘Vahan’ and ‘Sarathi’

Thiruvananthapuram: The state Motor Vehicle Department will replace its software ‘Smart Move’ with ‘Vahan’ ..


No action taken against luxury buses plying within Kerala; KSRTC suffers Rs 20 cr loss

Thiruvananthapuram: It has been found that about 400 long distance private buses are plying within the state besides the long distance ..


Vendors, customers in distress as vegetable prices shoot up

Palayam: The recent increase in prices have severely affected the sale of vegetable and spending habits of customers at Palayalm vegetable ..


‘Ruchimudra’ - First hotel by transgenders in Kerala to start in Kochi soon

Kochi: A group of transgenders have started a hotel in Ernakulam chasing their dreams. ‘Ruchimudra’ hotel is the dream ..


Vegetable price skyrockets; Rs 100 for beans, Rs 70 for carrot

Shoranur: After the Vishu festival season, the price of vegetables has skyrocketed. Beans tops the list with its price jumping from ..


Kudumbashree’s cute bags from cloth pieces to grab market

Paravur: Women in 5 Kudumbashree units are grabbing attention with their unique bag manufacturing project. When tailoring units struggle ..


Govt’s waster paper sale marks record price of Rs 186/kg

Kottayam: When we sell waste paper to scrap dealers we get only Rs 15 per kilo. But waste papers from government departments are sold ..

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137 flights delayed on Sunday over Air India server glitch

The five-hour shutdown of Air India’s check-in software, which occurred Saturday morning, is still causing its ripple effect ..

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Dhanlaxmi Bank bond row: TDB to take action against staff who filed affidavit

Pathanamthitta: In connection with the Dhanlaxmi Bank bond controversy, the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) stated that they will submit ..


Cardamom price breaks all records; touches new high at Rs 3000 per kg

Kattappana (Idukki): The price of cardamom has broken all-time records and touched Rs 3000 per kg for the first time in history. The ..


Bank working days likely to be reduced to five

Alappuzha: The all India level Bankers’ Committee is considering the suggestion to reduce the working days of banks to five days ..

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Farmers to sell Palakkadan Matta rice under own brand name

Palakkad: The paddy farmers of five south Indian states have formed a society to shield themselves from the exploitation of middlemen ..


Retailers in crisis as fish prices shoot up due to shortage

Kalpetta: The steep increase in price of fish due to shortage has put retail sellers in a crisis. Fish sellers complained that the ..


Rs 20 notes to have a makeover in greenish yellow colour, RBI releases image

New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon introduce a new Rs 20 currency note in greenish yellow colour with additional ..


It’s Lord Ayappa’s foresight, says TDB on Dhanalaxmi bank bond controversy

Thiruvananthapuram: Travancore Devaswom board made a strange argument in the name of Lord Ayappa as a reply to the controversies on ..


Illegal service of private buses: KSRTC lodges complaint with govt

Kochi: The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) filed a complaint with state government over the illegal inter-state service ..


Technical glitch hits Air India's operations globally; Passengers stranded

New Delhi:Hundreds of Air India passengers were left stranded at several airports across the world due to a glitch in its check-in ..

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AI to charge no fees if cancellation or change in ticket done within 24 hrs of booking

New Delhi: Air India has decided that from May 1, if a customer wants to cancel his air ticket or make changes in it within 24 hours ..

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Maruti to pull the plug on diesel cars from April next year

New Delhi: India's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) will discontinue sale of diesel cars in the country from April next ..


Sharp price hike keeps fish away from dining tables

Narikkoottumchal: The sharp increase in fish prices in recent days are troubling common people living in rural areas. Fish prices ..


Get seedless watermelons with yellow, red flesh from Agricultural University

Watermelon is the apple of the eye of Keralites in summer. However, we are a little confused about the source of the giant fruit ..


SC directs RBI to disclose information on bank inspection report under RTI

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday directed the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to disclose information pertaining to its annual inspection ..