KSRTC staff to observe indefinite strike from midnight

Thiruvananthapuram: Demanding salary revision and reinstatement of terminated staff, ..

Mallikarjun Kharge
Appointment of CBI interim chief 'illegal', says Kharge
NGO moves SC against appointment of Rao as CBI interim Director
sbi branch attack
SBI branch attack: Two NGO union leaders suspended
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 ..

Goods Train

When a wagon of food grains took 11 months to reach its destination in Kerala

Alappuzha: A wagon loaded with food grains as part of the public distribution system took 11 months to reach Kerala. The wagon carrying ..

Alok Verma

CBI Director Alok Verma shunted out; posted as Director General Fire Services

New Delhi: In an unprecedented move, CBI Director Alok Verma was removed from the position Thursday on the charges of corruption and ..


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, ..


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 ..


SBI attack: Police identify attackers including NGO union leader

Thiruvananthapuram: Police have identified the protesters involved in the SBI treasury branch attack in the state capital on Wednesday ..


Kodiyeri slams general strike related violent incidents

Thiruvananthapuram: CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan raised a sharp criticism against the violence unleashedas part of the ..


General strike: SBI treasury branch attacked in state capital

Thiruvananthapuram: With the general strike entering day twoon Wednesday, protesters attacked treasury branch of State Bank of India ..


Vava Suresh catches 3 cobras from a village in Kottayam

Kottayam: Vava Suresh, the popular snake catcher of Kerala, caught three cobras from Areekkara here on Tuesday. The cobras have been ..


Day 2 of nationwide strike: Banking, postal, public transport affected

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: The two-day nationwide strike by central trade unions to protest against alleged anti-worker policies ..


Day 2 : Protesters block trains, public in distress

Thiruvananthapuram: On the second day of the 48 hour-long general strike called by trade unions, the protesters blocked trains in Thiruvananthapuram, ..


General Strike hits Kerala; Trains delayed, buses, autos off roads

Thiruvananthapuram: The general strike called by joint committee of trade unions turned into hartal mode in some places in Kerala. ..


Protesters block trains in TVM; services disrupted

Thiruvananthapuram: The 48-hour-long nationwide trade union strike began in Kerala on Tuesday with train services getting interrupted ..


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 ..


Appointment to vacant posts: HC rejects empanelled conductors’ plea

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Monday dismissed the plea submitted by the empanelled conductors seeking appointment to vacant posts ..

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 ..


Reach railway stations 20 min ahead for security check

New Delhi: Railways is planning to seal stations just like airports and passengers would have to arrive 15-20 minutes before scheduled ..


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 ..


Woman journalist stages protest at Nilakkal

Nilakkal: A woman journalist staged a protest here on Saturday after she was denied permission to go to the sannidhanam. The protest, ..


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 ..


DGP asks police to be vigilant

Thiruvananthapuram: DGP Loknath Behera directed police personnel to be more vigilant following the violence in the state over young ..


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 ..


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, ..


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 ..


Kollam native Thottathil B Radhakrishnan takes charge as first CJ of Telangana HC

Hyderabad: Thottathil B Radhakrishnan, a native of Kollam, on Tuesday took over as the firstChief Justiceof theTelanganaHigh Court, ..


Govt to send educated tribal youth overseas for job

Kannur: The government is planning a scheme to send educated tribal youth to foreign countries for employment. The young qualified ..


36 govt doctors on unauthorized leave dismissed

Thiruvananthapuram: The directorate of medical education has dismissed 36 doctors who were on unauthorized leave. They are doctors ..

High Court

Temporary conductors can be appointed only if law permits: HC

Kochi: The High Court has issued an interim order of appointing conductors temporarily in KSRTC, only if the law permits. The court ..


Plans to enforce 3-yr bond for conductors: Thachankary

Thiruvananthapuram: KSRTC Managing Director Tomin J Thachankary announced that enforcing 3 years employment bond for bus conductors ..


No permanent appointment for new staff in KSRTC: Thachankary

Thiruvananthapuram: Challenging the High Court order, KSRTC Mangaing Director Tomin J Thachankary declared that permanent appointment ..

Kerala Police

Home dept creates Additional SP post in Kerala police

Kozhikode: The state home department created a new additional Superintendent of Police post in selected police offices in the state ..


Issues in KSRTC will be resolved soon: Thachankary

Thiruvananthapuram: KSRTC Managing Director Tomin J Thachankary declared that all issues related to KSRTC bus service will be resolved ..


Complete appointment within 2 days, HC to KSRTC

Kochi: The Kerala High Court continued to criticise KSRTC and expressed dissatisfaction over the dismissal of empanelled conductors ..


978 KSRTC services interrupted on Tuesday

Thiruvananthapuram: KSRTC bus services, including those at Sabarimala, were interrupted on Tuesday following the dismissal of empanelled ..


Kudumbashree to market milk and eggs from January

Thiruvananthapuram: Kudumbashree is gearing up to market eggs and milk procured from its members. The move aims to remove middlemen ..


KSRTC fooling public and court, observes HC

Kochi: The Kerala High Court sharply criticised the KSRTC in connection with the dismissal of M-Panel employees. Observing that KSRTC ..


Now, captains will be in charge of trains in India

Thrissur: From now on, captains will be in charge of trains in India. The facility, deployed on six trains in the southern railway ..


Diesel autorickshaws to go off roads in TVM, Kochi, Kozhikode

Thiruvananthapuram: Diesel autorickshaws more than 15 years old, plying on roads in towns, will be banned. The order was issued for ..


Mariculture policy to assist traditional fishermen

Kochi: A meeting was held here on Saturday at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) to draft the national mariculture ..


Workload irks KSRTC drivers at Nilakkal

Nilakkal: The KSRTC drivers have been struggling at Nilakkal due to workload and limited accommodation facility. The place where the ..

Kerala flood

Kudumbashree to offer free job training for 50,000 flood victims

Thiruvananthapuram: In a bid to help about 50,000 persons who lost their livelihood in the flood, Kudumbashree is planning to provide ..


M-Panel employees' termination: HC criticises Thachankary

Kochi: The High Court of Kerala raised a sharp criticism against KSRTC Managing Director Tomin J Thachankary on Friday. The court warned ..

auto taxi

Auto, taxi fare hike comes into effect from today

The auto and taxi fare hike has come into force in Kerala from Thursday onwards. The minimum fare for autorickshaws has been increased ..

Peermade tea company

18-year-old misery of Peermade tea company workers

Upputhara: On December 13, the miserable life of labourers of the Peermade Tea Company Limited will be 18 years old. It was in the ..

food court

Women’s food court in Thrissur bags national award

Thrissur: The women’s food court in Thrissur bagged award for best entrepreneurship in rural area instituted by Tata Institute ..


Eminent economist Surjit Bhalla resigns from EAC-PM

New Delhi: Eminent economist and columnist Surjit Bhalla on Tuesday said that he had resigned as part-time member of Economic Advisory ..


District transport authority to control auto permit in towns

Thiruvananthapuram: District transport authorities have been empowered to decide on autorickshaw permits in towns of each district ..


Hanan earns Rs 3500 on 1st day of fish sale

Kochi: Hanan, the college girl-cum-fish seller, made a comeback to fish selling with a new fish stall titled ‘Viral Fish’ ..


Dismiss M-Panel employees; HC tells KSRTC

Kochi: The Kerala high court on Thursday ordered to dismiss the M-Panel conductors in KSRTC. A division bench including justice Chidambaresh ..


TDB violates reservation norms to appoint 4 employees

Thiruvananthapuram: The audit department of Kerala High Court has found a serious lapse in the recruitment of assistant engineers and ..

auto taxi

Auto rickshaw, taxi fares to be hiked from Thursday

Thiruvananthapuram: Auto-taxi minimum fares have been hiked in the state. ​While minimum fares for auto rickshaw was hiked to Rs 25 ..


Early exit: BevCo suspends 8 employees

Thiruvananthapuram: The state Beverages Corporation (BevCo) has suspended eight employees from the head office division for leaving ..


Congress continues its attack on CM over DGP's appointment

Thiruvananthapuram: The Congress in Kerala continued its attack on Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on the appointment of Loknath Behara ..

Armed forces

Govt rejects demand for higher military service pay for 1 lakh personnel

New Delhi: The government has rejected a long-standing demand of the armed forces for higher Military Service Pay (MSP) for around ..

Bipin Rawat

Army not yet ready for women in combat roles: Gen Rawat

Pune: The Indian Army is not yet ready to have women in combat roles, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said Friday. The Army chief, however, ..


Tonnes of Red Squid remain beyond fishermen’s reach

Kochi: Scientists from the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) have found a large collection of highly prized red squids ..


Kudumbashree’s mouthwatering treat in Idukki

Thodupuzha: From Hibiscus juice to Chinese delicacies, the food fest organised by Kudumbashree workers at Kolani cooperative service ..


Kerala govt guidelines on media interaction kick up row

Thiruvananthapuram: A controversy has erupted over the Kerala government issuing guidelines on media's interaction with the chief ..


Sasikala’s arrest: Sadsevana Rekha for policewomen

Pampa: Women police officers, who arrested Hindu Aikyavedi state president KP Sasikala, were conferred with good service entry award ..

Farmers protest

Farmers not seeking free gift from government: Rahul

New Delhi: Stating that the leaders of all opposition parties stand united with farmers in ensuring their good future, Congress president ..

farmers protest

Mega farmer rally reaches Delhi's Parliament street

New Delhi: Thousands of farmers from across the country on Friday reached Parliament street in the heart of the city following due ..


BSNL employees to go on indefinite strike from Dec 3

Mumbai: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) employees union would go on an indefinite strike from December 3 over non-issuance of the third ..


Farmers converge in Delhi for 2-day Kisan March

New Delhi: Hoping to make themselves heard in the power centre of the nation, thousands of farmers from across the country began converging ..

Human Trafficking

Human trafficking: 32 Malayalee nurses rescued

Bengaluru: Thirty two nursing graduates, suspected to be victims of human trafficking, were rescued from Kempegowda International Airport ..


Village offices issue record 4 crore e-certificates since 2010

Edappal: Village officers in the state are setting an example of commitment by working overtime. Records show that 60 lakhs certificates ..


Man behind PM's 'Mann Ki Baat' in Malayalam

Adoor: All India Radio (AIR) assistant director Parakkod Unnikrishnan is the Malayalam voice of prime minister Narendra Modi. With ..


Women entry in Sabarimala: Police to move SC

Thiruvananthapuram: The state police department will approach Supreme Court seeking guidelines to implement verdict allowing entry ..

Pinarayi Vijayan

Salary challenge: CM praises Kozhikode medical college

Kozhikode: Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that Kozhikode medical college was a role model for other college lecturers in its ..

K Shyam Sundar

AI Express to focus more on Gulf sector; good response from Kannur

It has not been a good year for the Indian aviation industry with rising fuel prices and the rupee crashing in the market leading to ..

Kerala Police

New police recruits to strengthen technical departments

Kannur: The Kerala police is strengthening its technical departments using civil officers who come from an engineering background. ..

Farmers protest

Farmers march for land rights, drought relief

Mumbai: Thousands of farmers demanding compensation for drought and transfer of forest rights to tribals Thursday reached Azad Maidan ..

KSRTC Nilakkal

Lack of basic amenities for KSRTC staff at Nilakkal

Nilakkal: KSRTC employees posted here for the Mandala pilgrimage season are struggling due to lack of basic amenities such as rest-rooms ..


Akbar, Tejpal feature in Editors Guild's updated members list

New Delhi: The Editors Guild of India Friday put out an updated list of its members, which continued to include former Union minister ..

women power

All women team builds house in 53 days

Cherthala: In a display of women-power, the key handing over ceremony of a house built by an all women team will take place at Pattanakkad ..

Job Fraud

Online job fraud: Attempt to cheat Kannur man

Sharjah: A youngster from Koothuparamba in Kannur was on the verge of losing a large sum of money to fraudsters, who offered a lucrative ..


Navy put on high alert in view of cyclone Gaja

New Delhi: The Indian Navy was Wednesday put on high alert in view of cyclone Gaja approaching the coast of south Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, ..


Fishermen to get satellite phones, NavIC sets

Thiruvananthapuram: Fishermen in the state will be equipped with satellite phones and NavIC satellite navigation sets soon. The state ..

coast guard

Coast Guard rescues 13 fishermen stranded in mid-sea

Thiruvananthapuram: Thirteen fishermen, stranded in mid-sea off Kerala coast for four days after their boat developed a snag, have ..


Two doors mandatory for buses in towns

Ernakulam: In a bid to ensure safe public transport facility, the Kerala High Court directed the motor vehicles department to make ..

ration shop

Kudumbashree to manage ration supply in state

Alappuzha: Making a new development in women empowerment in Kerala, the state government is planning to hand over administration of ..


Technical glitch in software: Salary arrears to 1.7 lakh employees still pending

Alappuzha: The technical error in Service and Payroll Administrative Repository for Kerala (SPARK) affected the distribution of arrears ..

kerala floods

16,000 houses to be built in Kerala before next monsoon

Kozhikode: The state government will construct 16,000 houses in the flood-hit areas before next monsoon. The rebuilding works will ..

MSG Menon

Air Marshal MSG Menon takes charge as Director General

New Delhi: Air Marshal MSG Menon, a native of Palakkad, took charge as director general of Works and Ceremonial wing at the Indian ..

Rakesh Asthana

Government on the backfoot in the CBI affair

It cannot but be politically embarrassing for the Narendra Modi government that the decision to send two squabbling Central Bureau ..


Kerala police to have helicopter soon

Kochi: In order to upgrade the efficiency of police force in Kerala, helicopter facility will soon be provided to them. DGP Loknath ..


4 'suspected' IB men nabbed outside Alok Verma's residence

New Delhi: Four men suspected to be from the Intillegence Bureau (IB) were on Thursday nabbed from outside the residence of Alok Verma, ..

Supreme Court

PIL seeks SIT probe into graft allegations against CBI officials

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said that it would consider according urgent hearing to a PIL seeking court-monitored SIT ..


Now sales staff can sit during duty; Ordinance comes into effect

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government has enforced the law protecting the right of sales staff to sit during their working hours. The ..


No building tax for tenements of plantation workers

Thiruvananthapuram: In a relief to the plantation sector, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced that tenements used for plantation ..


Another mass transfer in KSRTC; retiring staff also in list

Alappuzha: The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation’s latest transfer order is grabbing media attention again. It is reported ..


On Hartal day, drivers fill potholes at Shoranur

Shoranur: A group of drivers turned role models for all by turning hartal in to service day here. Taxi and autorickshaw drivers in ..


Ajesh Lalu completes two decades in snake catching

Thiruvananthapuram: Most of us are afraid of snakes. But here is a man who loves snake catching as a mission and helpspeople to get ..


KSRTC lightning strike called off

Thiruvananthapuram: The KSRTC lightning strike has been called off after the authorities froze the order which assigned duties in reservation ..