IndiGo, GoAir

DGCA bans IndiGo, GoAir from operating A320 Neo Planes to Port Blair

Aviation regulator DGCA on Thursday banned IndiGo and GoAir from operating their ..

Devotee offers diamond crown at Guruvayur temple
Alappad mining: Govt stops sea washing; Locals to continue protest
Loan issue
19 Malayalis accused in Rs 1,200 cr UAE bank loan fraud
Connaught Place

Eat, drink and make merry at pocket-friendly House Of Commons

New Delhi: Youngsters who are looking for an easy-on-the-pocket place to eat, drink and groove can have it all at House of Commons ..


Indefinite strike by KSRTC staff postponed

Thiruvananthapuram: The indefinite strike by KSRTC employees scheduled to start from Wednesday midnight has been postponed. The protest ..

Indra Nooyi

Indra Nooyi being considered to lead World Bank

New York: Indra Nooyi is among the candidates being considered by the White House to head the World Bank after the India-born former ..


Sardar statue unveiling: Government splurged Rs 2.64 cr in ads

Mumbai:The Centre splurged more than Rs 2.64 crore on advertising in the media for the inaugural of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's ..

High Court

HC flays KSRTC strike

Kochi: The Kerala High court harshly criticized the indefinite strike called by KSRTC employees from Wednesday midnight. Strikes must ..


KSRTC staff to observe indefinite strike from midnight

Thiruvananthapuram: Demanding salary revision and reinstatement of terminated staff, the employees of KSRTC havedeclared that they ..


This man earns Rs 36k through supply of goat milk alone

Did you ever think that goat farming is not a good business? This farmer from Thrissur will change this. He proves that if you have ..


To promote scientific temper, DD Science, India Science channels launched

New Delhi: The Department of Science and Technology and Doordarshan on Tuesday launched two science communications initiatives-- DD ..


Mukesh Ambani features in Foreign Policy's 2019 list of top '100 Global Thinkers'

Mumbai:Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani has featured in Foreign Policy magazine's 2019 annual list ..

Delhi 6 'tadka'

Made In India: A regal feast with Delhi 6 'tadka'

Noida: Have you been yearning to visit Purani Dilli to gorge on authentic kebabs, nihari, phirni and the like -- but the fear of large ..


Narendra Modi inaugurates Kollam bypass

Kollam: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kollam bypass at Asramam Maidanam here on Tuesday. Addressing the gathering after ..

Cybewr Army

India in final stages of setting up Defence Cyber Agency

Kolkata: India is setting up a cyber agency under the Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) to deal with potent threats in the cyber space, ..

Mallikarjun Kharge

Appointment of CBI interim chief 'illegal', says Kharge

New Delhi: Leader of Congress Mallikarjun Kharge has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, terming the appointment of M Nageswara ..


Bookings open; Everything you need to know about New Maruti Suzuki WagonR 2019

Maruti Suzuki has opened pre-launch bookings for the new WagonR 2019, which is set to launch on 23 January 2019. A minimum booking ..


Giant leaf from Nicobar Islands to substitute plastic plate in Kerala

The giant leaf that was commonly found in Andaman – Nicobar Islands will be part of the flora of Kerala as well. The giant leaf, ..

Indian Industry

December retail inflation drops to 18-month low, industry calls for rate cut by RBI

New Delhi: Continued decline in food prices pulled down retail inflation to an 18-month low of 2.19 per cent in December 2018, creating ..

Narendra Modi

Modi to inaugurate Kollam bypass on Tuesday

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Kerala on Tuesday to inaugurate a road project in Kollam, and later to pay a visit ..


SC allows NGO to make RBI party in WhatsApp payment service matter

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday allowed an NGO to make the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) a party in a plea seeking direction to ..


10 pc reservation for economically weak in general category comes into force

New Delhi: The constitutional provision to provide 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and education to economically backward ..


NavAlt bags Kerala government order for solar ferry boats

New Delhi: The Kochi-based NavAlt Solar and Electric Boats (NavAlt) has received orders for more solar boats from the Kerala government ..


Plumber passes away in Dubai: CEO flies to Chengannur to give compensation

Chengannur: A picture is worth a thousand words.Last day, a picture received overwhelming response in social media. This picturespeaks ..


Volkswagen could face recall of more cars over emissions in Germany

Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) is considering recalling more Volkswagen cars due to its emissions, scandal, ..


Move to increase electricity charges: Order on Jan 18

Thiruvananthapuram: The regulatory commission has decided to increase the electricity charge. The announcement of hike will be made ..


Kerala depends on TN for coir needs; TN earns Rs 67.5 cr by selling coir

Thrissur: Kerala is depending on Tamil Nadu for coir despite having plenty of coconut trees. Tamil Nadu is earning Rs 67.5 cr through ..

Kerala flood

Kerala to spend Rs 4 cr for panchayat day celebrations

Thrissur: The state government which has promised to limit budgets after the massive floods is now preparing to celebrate Panchayat ..

ramnath kovind

10% reservation for economically weak in general category cleared by president

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to the constitutional provision to provide 10-per cent reservation in government ..

Sunil Arora

CEC asks officials to ensure training of staff handling EVMs, VVPAT

New Delhi: Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora has directed the chief electoral officers of all the ..

E P Jayarajan

Alappad mining: Govt ready for talks, protesters refuse

Alappad/Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government Saturday expressed willingness to hold conciliatory talks on the Alappad mining issue ..

Indian Industry

Industrial growth falls to 17-month low of 0.5% in November

New Delhi: Industrial output growth dropped to a 17-month low of 0.5 per cent in November on account of contraction in manufacturing ..

 Nalini Chidambaram

Saradha chit scam: CBI files charge sheet against Chidambaram's wife

New Delhi: The CBI has filed a charge sheet against Nalini Chidambaram, the wife of former Union finance minister P Chidambaram, alleging ..


Continuous hartals have affected Tourism industry in the Kerala: CM

Thiruvananthapuram: Continuous hartals have nominally affected Tourism industry in the Kerala, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan ..


HAL and L&T sign MoU to manufacture industry-made PSLV

Bengaluru: The Indian Space Research Organisation Friday said that its strategic partners Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and L&T ..


Honda City ZX petrol manual launched; Priced at Rs 12.75 lakh

Hondahas launched the top-spec ZX petrol variant of theHonda Citywith manual transmission at Rs 12.75 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Until ..

coffee flowering

Snow and rain: Coffee blooms early in Wayanad

Kalpetta: The coffee plants in the district have blossomed offseason owing to the untimely climatic conditions of snow and rains. This ..


'I am For Alleppey' campaign: Prithviraj donates cow

Alappuzha: The activities of ‘I am For Alleppey’ campaign arecontinuing in the district. Two more flood-hit dairy farmers ..

Kochi Muziris Biennale

Kochi art auction to fundraise for Kerala flood relief

Kochi: Art Rises for Kerala (ARK), state's first live fundraiser art auction scheduled on January 18 at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale ..

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey and Minister of State for Finan

GST exemption threshold for MSMEs doubled, Kerala allowed to impose 1% calamity cess

New Delhi: In a major relief for MSMEs, the GST Council on Thursday doubled the exemption threshold for small businesses from Rs 20 ..


Mahindra XUV300 likely to get all-four power windows, steering modes as standard!

Mahindra is all set to launch the XUV300 in February 2019 and the carmaker has already revealed it officially. It is set to get a whole ..


Will have to be shut down if HC order is implemented: KSRTC

New Delhi: The KSRTC will have to be shut down if the Kerala High Court (HC) order to consider temporary appointment period for pension, ..

kollam bypass

NK Premachandran MP spreading lies on Kannur bypass issue: G Sudhakaran

Thiruvananthapuram: PWD minister G Sudhakaran said that NK Premachandran MP was spreading lies on the Kannur bypass issue. The UDF ..


ED attaches Rs 8 crore assets of ex-IAS officer T O Sooraj

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate Wednesday said it has attached properties worth over Rs 8 crore of a former IAS officer of Kerala ..


Government ups print media ad rates by 25 per cent

New Delhi: The government on Tuesday increased the advertisement rates for print media by 25 per cent over the existing rates, which ..

world bank

India's GDP expected to grow at 7.3 pc in 2018-19

Washington: India's GDP is expected to grow at 7.3 per cent in the fiscal year 2018-19, and 7.5 per cent in the following two years, ..

Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha passes general category poor quota bill

New Delhi: A landmark bill seeking to provide 10 per cent reservation in jobs and education for the general category poor was passed ..

supreme court

SC sets up 5-judge bench to hear Ram Janmabhoomi - Babri Masjid land dispute case; Hearing on Jan 10

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday set up a five-judge Constitution Bench to hear the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land title dispute ..

Sitaram Yechury

Quota bill an attempt by govt to gain electoral benefit: CPM

New Delhi: The move to give 10 per cent reservation to the economically backward among the general category is an attempt by the government ..


India, Norway agree to closely collaborate on sustainable development goals, ocean economy

New Delhi: India and Norway on Tuesday agreed to closely collaborate on ocean economy and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, ..


GST Reduction On Two-Wheelers: How Can It Affect You?

It’s going to be an important couple of years for the motorcycling industry in India. With the mandatory ABS & CBS norms ..

Kannur Airport

Air India to start service from Kannur airport

Mattannur: After Air India Express made successful flight operations from Kannur airport,Air India is also set to start services from ..

Gita Gopinath

Gita Gopinath joins IMF as its first female chief economist

Washington: Mysore-born Gita Gopinath has joined International Monetary Fund as its chief economist, becoming the first woman to occupy ..

Jim Yong Kim

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announces resignation

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced Monday he would step down next month, more than three years before his current term was ..

pinarayi vijayan

CM welcomes 10% reservation for economically backward in general category

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Monday welcomed the Union cabinet decision on 10 per cent reservation in jobs and ..


Gang drives away car with jewels worth nearly Rs 1 cr

Coimbatore/Kochi: In a daring daylight highway heist, a 10-member gang drove away a car with nearly Rs one crore worth ornaments of ..


Hartals must be announced seven days in advance: HC

Kochi: The high court on Monday ordered that hartals must be announced seven days in advance. If not the declarants will be legally ..


China upbeat ahead of US trade talks, but differences large

Beijing: China sounded a positive note ahead of talks with Washington this week on a sprawling trade dispute that threatens to chill ..


Cabinet approves 10% reservation for economically backward among general category

New Delhi: The cabinet on Monday approved a reservation of 10 percent in jobs and educational institutions for the economically backward ..


Volvo’s Polestar 2 electric car teased; will rival Tesla Model 3

Polestar, Volvo’s performance-cum-electrified car division, has teased its first all-electric vehicle -- Polestar 2. It will ..

ration shop

Civil Supplies to shut down ration shops run by benamis

Alappuzha: The Civil Supplies department has decided to strengthen action against ration shops run by benamis. The department observed ..

new kerala

Flood: GST panel favours Kerala levying 1% cess for 2 years

New Delhi: The ministerial panel under Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi Sunday approved levy of 1 per cent 'calamity cess' ..

Rahul Gandhi

Defence minister lied in Parliament on HAL: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday alleged that Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman "lied" in Parliament ..

driving license

Now, get centre’s driving licence at Ernakulam

Ernakulam: Persons who passed the new driving test from Ernakulam Regional Transport Office will receive driving licence issued from ..


Bankers to go on 2-day nationwide strike

New Delhi: Banking services across the country are likely to be affected on January 8-9 due to a nationwide strike, notice for which ..


Violence in SM street: 'Call for riot' charge against attackers

Kozhikode: The town police has registered cases on charges of calling for riot against those who created violence at SM street here ..

Xi Jinping

Xi orders Chinese military to be combat-ready

Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered the army to enhance its combat readiness to make sure it is always ready for a battle, ..

Vijay Mallya

Court declares Mallya a fugitive economic offender

Mumbai: A special court in Mumbai Saturday declared absconding liquor baron Vijay Mallya a fugitive economic offender (FEO) on a plea ..

cat eye

Can you guess what a ‘Cat Eye’ is? Find it here!

What comes to your mind when somebody say ‘Cat Eye’? Well, it has nothing to do with a cat. It is an ornamental plant ..


Trade unions to observe general strike on Jan 8,9

Thiruvananthapuram: Protesting against the anti-labour policy of the central government, joint committee of trade unions have called ..


Govt indicates printing of Rs 2000 note stopped for now; sufficient currency in circulation

New Delhi: The government Friday indicated that printing of Rs 2,000 bank notes, introduced post-demonetisation in November 2016, has ..


Kerala tops in India's 100-year-old-history of hartals

Thrissur: India has been witnessing hartals since 100 years. Kerala has scripted history by topping as the state which witnessed tha ..


RBI scales down printing of Rs 2000 note to minimum: Govt source

New Delhi: The printing of Rs 2000 banknote, introduced post-demonetisation in November 2016, has been reduced to the "minimum" ..


`Don’t pelt stones at me' KSRTC bus makes a polite request on hartal day

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) staged a mourning procession on Thursday with buses damaged ..


Upcoming Hatchbacks in 2019: Maruti WagonR, Ford Figo, Hyundai Grand i10 & more cars

With the new year underway, various manufacturers are set to kickstart 2019 with a flurry of new cars. These include all-new versions ..

Nisha Rani

Dedicating life for cactus garden, homemaker remains indoors for 10 years

A housewife who confined herself inside her house to maintain her cactus garden for the past 10 years was finally crowned as the ‘Queen ..


Five shops vandalised in SM Street, several arrested

Kozhikode: Tension gripped SM street here on Thursday after protesters vandalised around five shops that were opened opposing the hartal ..


Departures put on hold at Delhi airport for 2 hrs due to dense fog

New Delhi: Dense fog enveloped several parts of the national capital, leading to disruption in flight operations at the Indira Gandhi ..


Traders oppose hartal, open shops

Kozhikode: Traders in Kozhikode opened shops at SM Street at 10 am on Thursday. Large numbers of traders gathered on SM street and ..


Kerala police to get Australian pistols Glock 19

Alappuzha: Kerala police is all set to get equipped with Glock 19 pistols, the popular Australian-made pistols. In the initial phase, ..


Now track speed post, registered letters through ‘Postinfo’ App

Alappuzha: India Post has launched a new mobile app named ‘Post Info’ in order to bring the services, including savings ..


Won’t support hartal, says traders; shops to stay open

Thiruvananthapuram: Traders will not cooperate with the strike called by Sabarimala Karma Samiti after two women entered the hill shrine ..


Reshuffle in KSRTC schedule fetches Rs 56.63 lakh profit

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation has made a profit of Rs 56.63 lakh after the reshuffle in schedule ..


Subsidised LPG prices cut by Rs 5.91 per cylinder

New Delhi: Domestic cooking gas (LPG) price was cut by Rs 5.91 per cylinder Monday, the second straight reduction in a month's ..

Oommen Chandy

Vizhinjam project; Judicial Commission submits report

Thiruvananthapuram: The Judicial Commission appointed by the state government to look into alleged lapses in the Rs 7,525 crore Vizhinjam ..


PM renames 3 Andaman & Nicobar islands as tribute to Netaji

Port Blair: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced renaming of three islands of Andaman and Nicobar archipelago as a tribute ..


Heroes who loved green, reaped success in 2018

Agriculture is not everyone’s cup of tea. But there are some heroes who realised the importance of farming and decided to preserve ..


Value added products from water hyacinth gives hope to lake revival

By showcasing the value added products made from water hyacinth, a startup became the centre of attraction at the agriculture fest ..


Railways to appoint reservation staff for ticket checking

Kannur: In order to find out ticketless passengers in trains, the Enquiry-Cum-Reservation Clerks (ECRC) will be given the duty. In ..

coral vine

Plant a 'Venal Poovalli' to breathe pure air

In a time when pollution is one of the threatening menace for the city dwellers, a beautiful flower from Mexico can come to the rescue ..


TRAI gives TV viewers another month to select channels

New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Board of India (TRAI) on Friday extended the deadline for consumers to opt for the channels of their ..


Govt hikes copra MSP by up to Rs 2,170/qtl for 2018-19

New Delhi: Seeking to provide relief to coconut growers, the government on Friday announced a steep hike in minimum support price of ..


Emergency quota berths in trains only for namesake

Kannur: The emergency quota berths in trains, which are helpful for passengers who travel for medical purposes, are available only ..

debit cards

ATM cards with strip will not work after Dec 31, replace with chip-based cards

Kollam: Customers are concerned over the delay in obtaining new EMV cards as the validity of ATM cards with magnetic strips is about ..


The 4-wheeled beauties of 2018

Aston Martin Vantage This is a tough one to pick as I am preferential to cars that offer a blend of performance with understated appearances, ..

Kerala Bank

Kerala Bank: 5 district banks to be eliminated

Thiruvananthapuram: The government has decided to eliminate 5 district cooperative banks while forming Kerala Bank. Kottayam, Idukki, ..


Political differences must not interfere with development: CM

Kozhikode: Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that political differences must not become a hurdle for development. All of us believe ..