Congress seeks probe into allegations of 1800 crore pay-offs to BJP leaders

New Delhi: The Congress on Friday sought an investigation by the Lokpal into a media ..

TDB violates Model Code of Conduct: Revises payment of employees
India one of world's fastest growing large economies: IMF
Expiry period of buses extended to encourage electric, CNG vehicles, says Govt.
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Arnab Goswami directed to appear before Kannur court on June 20

Kannur: A case was registered against Republic channel editor Arnab Goswami for insulting Kerala in connection with the floods. Kannur ..


Moratorium: Chief secretary under fire; CM rejects explanation

Thiruvananthapuram: The cabinet has strongly criticized chief secretary Tom Jose for not issuing an order for executing the agriculture ..


Make yummy candies out of watermelon rind!

When we eat the flesh of watermelon and throw out its rind, it becomes a waste in the surroundings. But the researchers of Navsari ..

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Jet pilots threaten strike from April 1 over salary issue

New Delhi/Mumbai: Jet Airways pilots' union on Tuesday decided to refrain from operating flights if they are not given complete ..


ATM frauds: Banks liable to compensate for loss, says HC

ATM frauds are nowadays common. If any customer loses money from his bank account due to frauds, the bank is liable to compensate the ..


Moratorium for agriculture loan: State to seek permission of election commission

Thiruvananthapuram: The cabinet decision to give moratorium till December 31 for all agricultural loans will be sent to the election ..

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Emergency meeting on Jet's aircraft grounding, future

New Delhi: Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday directed senior officials to hold an emergency meeting on the grounding ..

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Heard of ‘mother-in-law’s tongue’? It can give you fresh air

‘Mother-in-law’s tongue’ could be the least expected name for a garden plant that purifies air. But it is one ..

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Extradition warrant issued against Nirav Modi, arrest imminent: Sources

London/New Delhi: A London court has issued an arrest warrant against fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, the main accused in the USD ..


India deployed aircraft carrier, nuclear submarines after Pulwama attack

New Delhi: Aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, nuclear submarines and scores of other ships were put on operational deployment by the ..

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Hinting water scarcity, colourful plastic pots from TN flow to Kerala

Kollam: As the state is experiencing an intense summer and remains on the verge of drought, plastic pot sale has begun in various places ..


India-US looking to co-develop small air launch UAVs: Pentagon

Washington: India and the US have identified small air launch unmanned aerial vehicles and a lightweight small arms technology project ..


This KSRTC conductor waits for his passenger to give ticket balance of Rs 1868

Most of us have been shouted at by bus conductors for not giving change while taking tickets. But, a bus conductor in Kottarakkara ..


KSRTC buses continue to ply without removing govt. advertisements

Pathanamthitta: The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation ignored the Chief Electoral Officer Teeka Ram Meena’s order directing ..


Have a healthy bite: Guidelines to grow guava at home

Growing our own fruit plants is the best idea to avoid consuming pesticide residue in the fruits bought from markets. Guava is ..


Consumers may get GST benefit through grammage increase

Kolkata: With a view to passing the benefits of tax rate reduction or input tax credit to consumers in the GST regime, consumers may ..


Rs 3 crore swindled from United Nurses Association’s bank account

Thiruvananthapuram: The DGP has ordered a crime branch inquiry in to the complaint of large scale financial fraud in the United Nurses ..


BSNL's total loss crossed Rs 90,000 crore: Kotak Equities

New Delhi: Kotak Institutional Equities (KIE) has said that state-run telecom firm BSNL's accumulated losses may have crossed Rs ..

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Oman Air suspends flights to Kozhikode

Muscat: Following suspension of Boeing 737- Max 8 aircrafts, Oman Air has cancelled flights to Kozhikode. Air services to many countries ..

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Pakru does Thulabharam with groundnuts

Guruvayur: A thulabhuram was performed for actor Guinness Pakru at Guruvayur Temple. Thulabharam was done with groundnuts for Pakru ..


Illuminating party symbols to cap, umbrellas; Election campaign special items hit market

Thalassery: As the state is under the grip of election fever, political parties have started trying all tactics for the campaign. The ..


Customer is the King, says KSEB to staff

Kottayam: In a customer friendly move, the Kerala State Electricity Board has reminded the employees that customer is the King and ..


Men must vacate reserved seats for women in buses, clarifies Kerala police

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala police in a facebook post clarified that men, who travel in reserved seats for women must vacate the ..


Spot airfares to rise as government bans 737 Max 8 aircraft

New Delhi: Spot airfares for Wednesday and Thursday saw a steep rise on important routes across the country as the government grounded ..


Shaloob quits Dubai job to start rabbit farming; earns big profits

Thrissur Cheroor Peringavu native Shaloob was fond of rabbits from a young age and has been ridiculed by both friends and family. However, ..


WPI inflation rises to 2.93 pc in Feb

New Delhi: India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices rose to 2.93 per cent in February from 2.74 per cent reported ..


Fraudsters withdraw Rs 50,000 from Cyber Park director's account

Thrissur: High tech fraudsters have withdrawn Rs 50,000 from a bank account without knowing the account details, ATM details or even ..


India, US agree to build six nuclear power plants in India

Washington: India and the US said they have agreed to build six American nuclear power plants in India, in a boost to bilateral civil ..


Soon passengers can watch movies in train

Mumbai: The Indian Railway will arrange facility for passengers to watch movies on mobile phone through WiFi hotspot. In the pilot ..

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US issues emergency order to ground all Boeing 737 Max jets

Washington: The United States issued an emergency order to ground all Boeing 737 Max aircraft, a decision a number of countries, including ..


Rafale: Review petition based on leaked secret documents jeopardised national security, Centre to SC

New Delhi: The Centre Wednesday told the Supreme Court that documents filed by the petitioners seeking review of its Rafale deal verdict ..

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Setback in asset case; K Babu to face trial

Thiruvananthapuram: Vigilance court has rejected former minister K Babu’s request to acquit him in an asset case. The court ..


Sunflower field in full bloom in Nadavaramba; Visual treat for passers-by

Nadavaramba: Offering a visual treat for the passers-by, hundreds of sunflowers bloomed in the field at Nadavaramba in Thrissur ..


Now, fishermen can use readymade Chinese fishing nets

Ernakulam: The traditional Chinese fishing nets, which are popular as ‘Cheenavala’, are replaced by modern readymade Chinese ..


All Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft would be grounded in India by 4 pm: DGCA official

New Delhi: All Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft would be grounded in India by 4 pm on Wednesday, said a senior official of Indian aviation ..


Quitting job, duo from Wayanad earns a fortune with long beans farming

At a time when youngsters hunt for white collar jobs, two young men has blazed a trail by resigning their jobs and started farming ..


US asks Boeing to make changes by April, rules out grounding 737 Max

US regulators on Monday ordered Boeing to make urgent improvements to the best-selling jet involved in a deadly Ethiopia plane crash ..

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Congress to probe post-demonetisation deposits if voted to power

New Delhi: Lambasting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for destroying the economy through demonetisation, the Congress on Monday claimed ..

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RBI had observed govt's arguments in favour of demonetisation did not hold: Cong

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday claimed that the RBI, at a high-level meeting hours before the announcement of demonetisation, had ..


Have a pet? Then follow these precautions to avoid sun stroke

The increasing temperature in summer is very likely to affect pets and cattle. The intense heat may have adverse impacts on eating ..

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Despite GI tag, Marayur jaggery has hurdles to reach market

Marayur: Though Marayur jaggery got the Geographical Indication (GI) tag, it still has to overcome many hurdles to reach the market ..


Vinaya shows the value-added products from Bilimbi

Bilimbi which is scientifically named as ‘Averrhoa bilimbi’ is loved for its tangy sour taste. Though bilimbi tree is ..

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Indian diamond billionaire Nirav Modi tracked down to swanky London apartment: report

London: Fugitive billionaire diamantaire Nirav Modi, accused in the USD 2 billion PNB fraud case, is living openly in a swanky 8-million ..

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Kannur-Delhi flight service 5 days a week

Mattanur: Air India flight service from Kannur Airport to Delhi will commence from April 1. The service will be conducted on Sunday, ..

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No unmanned level crossings in Kerala: Piyush Goyal

Thiruvananthapuram: There are no unmanned level crossings in Kerala, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said Thursday while laying the foundation ..


Vistara to become first Indian airline to offer sanitary pads on flights

New Delhi: Full-service carrier Vistara on Wednesday announced the "#PadsOnBoard" initiative, under which it will provide ..

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Kodiyeri Balakrishnan seeks probe into how Adani won bid to operate 5 airports

Thiruvananthapuram: CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Wednesday demanded a probe into how Adani Enterprises won the bid ..

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P C George to contest from Pathanamthitta

Thiruvananthapuram: P C George MLA will contest from Pathanamthitta constituency the upcoming Lok Sabha election. Stating that Kerala ..

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Farmer suicides: Pinarayi Vijayan asks banks to stop loan recovery

Thiruvananthapuram/Idukki: Following a series of suicides by debt-ridden farmers, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan Wednesday asked banks ..


Kerala's all-women self-help group to turn match-maker

Thiruvananthapuram: An all-women self-help group under the state government has forayed into matrimonial services in Kerala in a bid ..


No such thing as peaceful hartal, observes HC

Kochi: The High Court on Wednesday observed that there was no such thing as a peaceful hartal. Regarding flash hatals, the HC said ..

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Meat residue water can give wonders to your garden rose

If you have in your garden, take good care of them to get bigger and brighter flowers. becomes more beautiful when the plant is healthy ..

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Discrepancy in collecting land tax: Vigilance probe against Kollam collector

Kollam: The Vigilance will check the complaint received against Kollam collector S Karthikeyan in connection with obtaining land tax ..


17 women woodcarvers to prepare Marayur sandalwood for e-auction

Marayur: Ending the male domination in sandalwood carving, women also have started working in the sector. A total of 17 women are engaged ..


SC takes lenient view due to long pendency of case

It was a case of bribery, an amount of Rs 1200. It happened in 1985 when a Government employee named Ambi Ram was caught red handed ..

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PM sacrificed national interest, not Congress: A K Antony

New Delhi: Former defence minister A K Antony on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of sacrificing national interests and ..


Rebuilding Kerala: Govt to avail Rs 3,500 crore World Bank loan

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala cabinet Tuesday gave its nod to avail Rs 3,500 crore loan from the World Bank towards the state's ..


Chennithala challenges CM to waiver agricultural loans

Kozhikode: At a time when the number of farmers resorting to suicide over loans is increasing every day, the government is strangling ..

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Relief for farmers; Moratorium on repayment of loans extended

Thiruvananthapuram: Following farmer suicides in Kerala amid recovery notices being issued to them in the aftermath of the century's ..


Civil Supplies to increase price of branded rice

Kozhikode: The Civil Supplies Corporation has hiked the price of branded rice in order to increase the profit of the corporation from ..

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RBI levies Rs 4-crore fine on Karnataka Bank

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has levied a penalty of Rs 4 crore on Karnataka Bank for delayed implementation of four "Swift" ..

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Trump informs Congress about intent to terminate GSP designation of India

Washington: Arguing that New Delhi had failed to assure America that it would provide equitable and reasonable access to its markets ..


Want bright 'Chembarathi' flowers? Then follow these tips

Shoe flower or hibiscus is a very common garden plant in the houses in Kerala. It normally requires no particular care and maintenance ..

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Roping in Reliance for health insurance sparks controversy

Thiruvananthapuram: The move to rope in Reliance for health insurance in the state has lit a controversy as the company had made crores ..

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PM addresses his first rally in Amethi, lays foundation stone of rifle manufacturing unit

Amethi (UP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday addressed his first rally in Amethi, the Lok Sabha constituency of Congress president ..


Kerala chicken for sale from September, price Rs 85/kg

Alappuzha: Kudumbashree’s Kerala chicken will arrive in the market for Rs 85 per kg. The system is brought so that chicken will ..


ICICI-Videocon case: Chanda Kochhar, husband appear before ED in Mumbai

Mumbai: Former ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar and husband Deepak Kochhar appeared before the Enforcement Directorate here Saturday in ..


A man's decade long protest against auto fare hike

Wayanad: When frequent price hike for commodities and services hit public life, this man has been continuing a unique protest against ..

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Include special allowance in employees' basic wage for PF deduction: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has held that special allowances paid by an employer to its employees have to be included in "basic ..


KSRTC in crisis again; salary distribution interrupted

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation has been facing financial crisis even after making record profit in ..


Now use Kochi metro card to travel in buses too

KochI: There is good news for Kochi natives. Now, they can travel in buses using Kochi Metro card called Kochi 1 card. The Kochi Metro ..


ICICI bank-Videocon case: ED searches office, residential premises of Chanda Kochhar, Dhoot

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday carried out searches against former ICICI bank Chanda Kochhar and Videocon promoter ..


Kerala to have two rice technology parks soon

Palakkad: The first two rice technology parks will be established at Kanjikode in Palakkad district and Chelakkara in Thrissur. Minister ..


Now, know seats available in trains with just a click

Kollam: The Indian railway has launched a new feature in its website and mobile app to provide information on seats available in trains ..


Simple steps to grow organic oranges at home

Orange is a delicious citrus fruit which is rich in Vitamin C. The juicy fruit is good for resisting diseases caused by the deficiency ..


Kochi Metro to extend to Tripunithura

Kochi: The Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) will extend the metro service to Tripunithura soon. The company has invited tenders for ..


New South Coast Railway zone created in Andhra Pradesh

Amaravati/New Delhi: Fulfilling one of the commitments made to Andhra Pradesh, the Central government on Wednesday decided to create ..


Maruti issues service campaign For 3,757 units of Baleno

Maruti Suzuki has announced a service campaign for 3,757 units of the Baleno hatchback manufactured between 6 December, 2018 and 4 ..


Karunya health insurance scheme: All family members to get coverage

Haripad: The state government will implement the revised comprehensive health insurance programme as Karunya Health Insurance Scheme ..


Cabinet decides to set up SPV to provide more facilities at Sabarimala temple

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Government Wednesday decided to set up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to provide more facilities and ..


Railways aim at two-locomotive Rajdhanis to save time, increase berths

New Delhi: Aiming to increase the number of berths and save travel time, the Indian Railways is probing the idea of having two locomotives ..


Srinagar, Jammu, Leh airports closed for civilian air traffic

Srinagar: Srinagar, Jammu and Leh airports were Wednesday closed for civilian air traffic shortly after an IAF jet crashed in Budgam ..


Agri dept to take action against fake campaigns on PM-KISAN scheme

Haripad: The state agriculture department has informed that the fake campaigns against the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) ..


Keralite bags Rs 7 cr in Dubai duty free draw

Dubai: Luck made its charm on another Keralite with a jackpot in Dubai. Muhammad Aslam Arayilakam (31) won more than Rs 7 crore in ..


888 tons of chemical pesticides, herbicides used in food crops in state last year

Kottayam: According to an alarming report, Keralites who are concerned about the pesticide residue in the vegetables brought from other ..


SC to hear pleas seeking review of Rafale verdict in open court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday agreed to hear in open court the petitions seeking review of its December verdict that dismissed ..


RBI removes Allahabad Bank, Corporation Bank, Dhanlaxmi Bank from PCA

New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has taken off Allahabad Bank, Corporation Bank and Dhanlaxmi Bank from the Prompt Corrective ..


Indra Nooyi joins Amazon Board of Directors

Washington: PepsiCo's India-born former CEO Indra Nooyi has joined Amazon's Board of Directors, the online retail giant has ..


Kerala hopes to increase tourists to state by 2020

Chennai:The Kerala Tourism Department is hoping to increase arrival of both domestic and foreign tourists to the state by 2020 under ..


Bajaj Discover 110 now comes equipped with anti-skid braking

We have seen Bajaj Auto fortifying its products with the addition of ABS as a safety net. However, that was the case for its motorcycles ..

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ED attaches Nirav Modi's properties worth Rs 147 cr

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday said it has attached properties of absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi and his ..


Easy way to grow roots in almond bought from market

Almond is one of the much-loved nutty snacks rich with nutrients. But does anyone know how to grow an almond tree in our yard? It’s ..


Cochin Devaswom Board plans to sell gold in its possession

Thrissur: Cochin Devaswom Board is pondering whether to sell or mortgage the gold in its possession. It is indicated that over 50 ..


PM dedicates National War Memorial

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the country's National War Memorial (NWM) adjoining the iconic India ..