Customer is the King, says KSEB to staff

Kottayam: In a customer friendly move, the Kerala State Electricity Board has reminded ..

This election, garlands for political parties become eco-friendly
Answer sheets of Wednesday's SSLC exam found on roadside in Kozhikode
Police officers having minimum of 6 months tenure left should be considered for DGP post: SC

Women’s Day: All-ladies team to take up train maintenance works in Shoranur IOH

Shoranur: The ladies staff in the Railway Intermediate Overhauling (IOH) shed has proved that women are capable of doing any work without ..

Piyush Goyal

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 ..


Another reshuffle in Kerala police top brass

Thiruvananthapuram: In yet another major reshuffle in the police department, senior officials including ADGP Tomin J Thachankary and ..

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan

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 ..

Pinarayi Vijayan

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 ..


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 ..


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 ..


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 ..


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 ..


Kargil War hero Air Marshal R Nambiar appointed Western Air Command chief

New Delhi: Kargil war hero and present Eastern Air Command chief Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar, a native of Kannur in Kerala, has ..


Scores of people assemble on Wagah-Attari border to welcome IAF pilot

Attari: Scores of people assembled at the Attari Joint Check Post (JCP) here on Friday to receive Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Abhinandan ..

Medical Fees

Self-financing medical college: Govt to cut down number of members in fee regulatory committee

Thiruvananthapuram: The state government is planning to modify the structure of fee regulatory committee for self-financing colleges ..


Pinarayi against handing over Thiruvananthapuram airport operations to Adani group

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has come out against the move to hand over the responsibility to operate the Thiruvananthapuram ..

Trivandrum International Airport

Adani group wins bids to operate 5 airports including Thiruvananthapuram

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: The Adani group has won the bid to operate five out of six airports that were put for privatisation by ..

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Saudi Arabia to make India regional hub for oil supply

New Delhi: Saudi Arabia is looking at making India a regional hub for supply of crude oil and will invest billions of dollars in the ..


Modi launches PM-KISAN scheme, over 1 cr farmers get 1st instalment

Gorakhpur (UP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday launched the ambitious Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme transferring ..


P Jayesh wins photojournalism award

Chennai: Mathrubhumi News photographer P Jayesh bagged an honour in the the first edition of The Hindu photojournalism award. The award ..


Pinarayi shows his respect and love to his ex-teacher from Brennan

Malappuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan got a surprise on Saturday at Malappuram guest house. Mammadunni master, his old teacher ..

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Sabotage in fire accidents must be examined, says Fire Force chief

Thiruvanathapuram: In the background of series of fire accidents in the state, the Fire and Rescue Department head DGP A Hemachandran ..


Toddy tapping highly productive; Attractive benefits lure tappers

Thrissur: With attractive benefits, toddy tapping is becoming one of the most liked sectors. About 1000 more toddy tappers have come ..


NSS behaves like aristocrats, slams Kodiyeri

Alappuzha: CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan raised a sharp criticism against Nair Service Society, continuing their dispute ..


Beware of fraud UAE job offers, Indian nationals warned

Dubai: Consulate General of India in Dubai on Thursday asked job seekers to stay away from fraudulent job advertisements luring Indians ..


CRPF plans to enhance annual leaves for jawans on Army lines in combat zones

New Delhi: On the lines of the Army, the CRPF is mulling to enhance the number of leaves given to its combat personnel, as part of ..


EPF interest rate hiked to 8.65% for 2018-19 ahead of polls

New Delhi: Ahead of general elections, retirement fund body EPFO Thursday raised the interest rate on EPF to 8.65 per cent for 2018-19, ..


Nileena Atholi bags CM Abdurahman memorial award

Kozhikode: Mathrubhumi dot com subeditor Nileena Atholi won the CM Abdurahman memorial media award constituted by Sakhav PP Abdullakutty ..


Vasanthakumar’s wife declines CM’s job offer

Wayanad: Pulwama martyr CRPF soldier VV Vasanthakumar’s wife Sheena refused to accept the job in police department offered by ..


Nileena Atholi wins National Media Award

New Delhi: Mathrubhumi online sub-editor Nileena Atholi has won the National Media Award 2019 constituted by National Foundation ..


Cabinet approves 3% DA hike for government employees

New Delhi: Union cabinet on Tuesday approved a three per cent hike in dearness allowance (DA) for central government employees and ..


Robot SI to welcome visitors at police headquarters

Thiruvananthapuram: Scripting history, the Kerala police has introduced a robot at the reception of its headquarters here on Tuesday ..


UPSC Civil service prelims exam on June 2: Apply now

The Civil Service Preliminary Examination 2019 conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be held on June 2. The UPSC ..

Preetha Shaji

HC cancels auction, sale of Preetha Shaji’s house

Kochi: The High Court has ordered to return the house of Preetha Shaji, which was auctioned and sold over non repayment of loan. The ..

 Kulbhushan Jadhav case

Salve exposes Pak military courts at ICJ, says judges don't even need law degree

The Hague (Netherlands): India on Monday tore through the "opaque proceedings" of Pakistani military courts which try civilians ..


High demand for employment guarantee scheme in Kerala after floods

Thiruvananthapuram: After the flood havoc that devastated the state, the employment guarantee scheme in Kerala is witnessing huge participation ..


Made in Kerala cashew feni on the anvil

Thiruvananthapuram: Thanks to the initiative of the Kerala State Cashew Development Corporation Limited (KSCDC), it will not be long ..

Pinarayi government on Air Kerala project

Government reconsidering Air Kerala project: Pinarayi Vijayan

Dubai: The Kerala government seems to have had a change of heart over Air Kerala project. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the ..

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Union govt may approve Rs 9,750 per month as minimum wage

New Delhi: A panel appointed by the government in connection with minimum wages has submitted its directions. The panel has sought ..


India revokes MFN status to Pak after Pulwama attack; mulls punitive trade curbs

New Delhi: India on Friday revoked the most-favoured nation (MFN) status to Pakistan in the aftermath of Pulwama terror attack, Finance ..


Nurse complaints of psychological torture, doctor transferred

Thiruvananthapuram: The Surgery department chief of Kottayam Medical college, Dr John S Kurian, has been transferred following complaints ..


Govt to waiver loans of endosulfan victims

Thiruvananthapuram: The government has decided to waiver loans of endosulfan victims. Loans between Rs 50,000 and Rs 3 lakhs will be ..


Investments in petroleum sector: CM holds meeting with UAE minister

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), the national oil firm of United Arab Emirates (UAE), may invest in Kochi’s ..


Govt grants 2 days leave for employees who took part in nationwide strike

Thiruvananthapuram: The government has ordered to grant leave for government employees who took part in nationwide general strike held ..


Never cheated Adivasis, says Manju Warrier

Thrissur: Actress Manju Warrier responded to the allegations of cheating tribal people by promising houses for them. She asserted that ..


Govt scheme to protect street vendors

Thiruvananthapuram: The state cabinet has decided to issue a notification to protect the livelihood of hawkers or street vendors and ..


Punching in without working: Circular warns secretariat employees of stringent action

Thiruvananthapuram: The government has released a circular to strictly enforce punching of attendance for secretariat employees. The ..


Road Safety: Policeman’s Kerala trip on cycle covering 14 districts in 14 days

Shajahan, a civil police officer from the Kundara police station, started his bicycle ride across the state on Saturday. His cycle ..


Decline in number of Malayali job seekers abroad; more people return home

Thrissur: Following financial crisis and localisation in employment sector has caused a steady decline in the job opportunities for ..


Cabinet clears amendments to Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill

New Delhi: In a bid to save gullible investors from ponzi schemes, the government Wednesday approved proposals to amend the Banning ..


Black box of Mirage-2000 that crashed in Bengaluru sent to France

Bengaluru: The black box of the Mirage-2000 trainer aircraft, which crashed in Bengaluru last week killing two pilots, has been sent ..


ICAR leaves 2,500-plus agricultural seats vacant

New Delhi: The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) left more than 2,500 seats vacant from its all-India quota in the last ..


HC dismisses plea of KSRTC empanelled staff, directs for appointments through PSC

Ernakulam: The dismissed empanelled staff in KSRTC faced a major setback after the Kerala High Court rejected their petition seeking ..

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Will waive farmers' loans if voted to power: Rahul Gandhi

Patna: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Sunday said his party would waive farm loans and give a big push to the food processing industry ..


Centre's crop insurance scheme aimed at taking away farmer's money: Rahul Gandhi

Patna: Taking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi Sunday said the Centre's crop insurance scheme is ..

Venkaiah Naidu

Sensationalism, paid news bane of journalism now: Venkaiah Naidu

Kollam/Kottayam: Lamenting that sensationalism, paid news and biased coverage have become the 'bane' of modern day journalism, ..

thrithala police station

Kerala police stations to go green

Thiruvananthapuram: Police stations in Kerala are getting ready to go green with trees and flowering plants on their premises, thanks ..

Rishi Shukla

Rishi Kumar Shukla appointed as new CBI Director

New Delhi: The government on Saturday appointed Rishi Kumar Shukla, a 1983-batch IPS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, as new chief ..


PM-led panel's meet on CBI chief selection 'inconclusive'

New Delhi: The second meeting of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led panel on CBI chief's selection remained inconclusive, officials ..


Railways gets highest ever Rs 1.58 lakh crore in Budget

New Delhi: Finance Minister Piyush Goyal Friday announced a capital expenditure allocation of Rs 1.58 lakh crore for the Railways, ..


Propose to hike TDS threshold on rent income to Rs 2.4 lakh: FM

New Delhi: Finance Minister Piyush Goyal Friday proposed to increase tax deducted at source (TDS) limit on rent income to Rs 2.4 lakh ..


Move for flood cess can have adverse impact on industry: CCCI

Kochi: A commerce and industry body Thursday welcomed the Kerala budget that seeks to provide an impetus to infrastructure development, ..

Thomas Isaac

Thomas Isaac flays Ayushman health scheme, flaunts state scheme

Thiruvananthapuram: Jan 31 (PTI) Flaying the union government's ambitious Ayushman Bharat health insurance, Kerala Finance Minister ..

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Alok Verma may face departmental action for defying govt order

New Delhi: Ousted CBI director Alok Verma may face departmental action for defying a government order asking him to join as chief of ..


Loved KSRTC like my girlfriend: Tomin J Thachankkary

Thiruvananthapuram: Outgoing managing director of Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) Tomin J Thachankkary said he loved ..

Rahul gandhi

Modi devastated economy: Rahul on peak unemployment

New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday came out all guns blazing against Prime Minister Narendra Modi over India's unemployment rate ..

Ramesh Chennithala

Finance minister deceive people with budget: Ramesh Chennithala

Thiruvananthapuram: The budget presented by Finance Minister Thomas Isaac deceived people, said leader of opposition Ramesh Chennithala ..


Tomin J Thachankary removed from KSRTC

Thiruvananthapuram: Tomin J Thachankary has been removed from the post of managing director of Kerala State Road Transport Corporation ..


Kerala’s GSDP grows to 7.18 per cent

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala's Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) grew from 6.22 per cent (2016-17) to 7.18 per cent (2017-18), ..


Protest against withholding jobs report; two members of National Statistical Commission quit

New Delhi: Two independent members of the National Statistical Commission, P C Mohanan and J V Meenakshi, have resigned over disagreement ..

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HC: No special permission needed to drive light taxi vehicles

Kochi: The High Court has observed that those who have obtained license to drive Light Motor Vehicles (LMV) can drive light taxi vehicles ..

Train 18

Railways approach PMO to launch Train-18 with fares 40-50% higher than Shatabdi

New Delhi: With all the safety clearances, trials and tests in place, the railways is all set to launch the indigenously-built Train-18 ..

Supreme Court

SC agrees to examine Centre's decision to grant 10 pc quota to poor in general category

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday decided to examine the Centre's decision to grant 10 percent reservation in jobs and education ..

PK Firoz

PK Firoz alleges Jaleel blackmailed Kodiyeri over appointing Koliyakode's relative

Kozhikode: Youth League state general secretary has come out with another allegation of blackmail against minister KT Jaleel on Thursday ..


Ensure transparency, HC warns KSRTC

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday warned KSRTC over its administration and accounts. The court was considering the case related ..

AK Bassi

CBI DSP AK Bassi moves SC against his transfer order to Port Blair

New Delhi: CBI DSP A K Bassi Monday moved the Supreme Court challenging his transfer to Port Blair saying it was vitiated by "malafides" ..

Ramesh Chennithala

Rs 4 lakh for kin of labourer who died after spraying pesticide

Thiruvalla: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala has announced Rs 4 lakh as a financial aid for the family of farm labourer Sanil Kumar, ..


Terminated KSRTC staff begins indefinite strike

Thiruvananthapuram: The empanelled employees of KSRTC, who were terminated from service following the High Court order, have started ..


Illegal appointment is like cheating public; PSC lashes out at KSRTC

Thiruvananthapuram: Public Service Commission (PSC) has submitted a report in the high court criticising the Kerala State Road Transport ..


Use of toxic pesticide: 2 workers under treatment die at Thiruvalla

Thiruvalla: Two labourers, who had health issues after spraying pesticide on a paddy field in Thiruvalla, died at a hospital on Saturday ..


I will go back to the seas, says Abhilash Tomy

Naval commander Abhilash Tomy was left incapacitated in a sail boat after it was hit by a massive storm in the choppy waters of the ..


RTI applicants allegedly sent condoms in response to queries, probe on

Bikaner: Rajasthan's Hanumangarh district administration Thursday began a probe into allegations that two RTI applicants were sent ..

Rakesh Asthana

Govt curtails tenure of Asthana, 3 other CBI officers

New Delhi: The Central government on Thursday curtailed the tenure of Special CBI Director Rakesh Asthana, who had a bitter fight with ..


Hartal violence: Crime branch officer suspended for FB post against commissioner

Kozhikode: Crime branch officer Umesh Vallikkunnu, who took to Facebook to criticize former Kozhikode city police commissioner Kaliraj ..

PM Modi

PM-led panel likely to meet on January 24 to appoint new CBI Director

New Delhi: The high-powered Selection Committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet on January 24 to appoint the ..


Indefinite strike by KSRTC staff postponed

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


Alappad mining: EP Jayarajan to hold discussion with protesters on Thursday

Alappad: Minister for Industries E P Jayarajan will hold discussions with the protesters in the Alappad mineral sand mining issue on ..


KSRTC staff to go on indefinite strike despite HC order

Kochi: Despite order from the High Court restraining the KSRTC staff from staging an indefinite strike, the staff union leaders have ..


KSRTC staff to observe indefinite strike from midnight

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

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 ..


NGO moves SC against appointment of Rao as CBI interim Director

New Delhi: NGO Common Cause on Monday moved the Supreme Court opposing the appointment of M Nageshwara Rao as the CBI's interim ..

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SBI branch attack: Two NGO union leaders suspended

Thiruvananthapuram: Two Ngo union leaders, who have been remanded in the SBI branch attack case here during hartal, have been suspended ..

Vellapally Natesan

Govt paying the price for helping NSS: Vellapally Natesan

Thiruvananthapuram: SNDP Yogam general secretary Vellapally Natesan has raised sharp criticism against the government on the reservation ..

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 ..