Maintenance of small railway stations to be entrusted with Kudumbashree

Kochi: Kudumbashree is all set to maintain the railway stations which are on the ..

Impersonation: Lookout notice against two accused teachers
Fire and rescue service department all set to induct women
Record harvest from flood hit paddy fields in Pathanamthitta
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Police postal ballot controversy: DGP orders crime branch investigation

Thiruvananthapuram: The crime branch has been directed to investigate the irregularities in the police department postal ballot. State ..


Strict conditions for visa transfer in Kuwait

Kuwait City: Foreign citizens in Kuwait above 65 years must have degree from a recognised university to be eligible for visa transfer ..


Postal vote controversy: Police association involved, says DGP’s report

Thiruvananthapuram: State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Teeka Ram Meena has accepted the primary investigation report by state police ..


The Thalangara tradition of cap-making

Abdul Raheem, from Thalangara in West Hill, is the heir of a family tradition of cloth making in Kasargod town. He is one of the few ..


Alappuzha-Kottayam boat service likely to resume

Parechhal (Kumarakom): After the renovation of the Alappuzha-Kottayam waterway, the possibility of boats from Alappuzha reaching Kodimatha ..


Dismissal of empaneled KSRTC staff: SC refuses to intervene

Thiruvananthapuram: The Supreme Court has rejected the demand to cancel the Kerala High Court order seeking to dismiss empaneled employees ..


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 ..


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 ..


One side Kerala, the other side Puducherry; Public repair foot overbridge

Kannur: When most of the people blame government overbridges and roads under destruction, natives of Pandakkal set a new role by becoming ..


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 ..


Cleaner of private bus crushed to death in Beypore

Kozhikode: In a tragic incident, a bus cleaner came under the wheel of a private bus and was crushed to death after he fell off while ..


High tech computer training for teachers

Mallappalli: The first phase of the program that aims at training teachers of first grade to 12 grade in I.C.T has been completed in ..

Thrisuur Pooram

The gold-standard in nettippattam making for 4 generations and counting

Thrissur: The golden caparisons or ‘nettippattam’ on the mighty elephants are unarguably one of the highlights of any temple ..


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 ..


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 ..


Medical insurance scheme for state govt employees from June 1

Thiruvananthapuram: The Medical Insurance Scheme for State Employees and Pensioners (MEDISEP) will come into force from June 1. The ..


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 ..

Women Army

In a first, Army starts process to induct women as military police

New Delhi: In a historic first, the Army Thursday began the process to induct women in the military police, nearly two years after ..


More action against private buses, travel agencies including Kallada

Thiruvananthapuram: The motor vehicles department is taking stringent action against buses violating permit norms. The department ..


Jet Airways employees seek President's intervention for salary dues, emergency funds to airline

New Delhi: Employees of Jet Airways have written to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking their intervention ..

Media Freedom

India drops down on World Press Freedom Index

London: India has dropped two places on a global press freedom index to be ranked 140th out of 180 countries in the annual Reporters ..

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Jet Airways likely to shut down; Board meeting underway

Mumbai: Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal has decided not to bid for acquiring stake in the cash-strapped airline, sources said Tuesday ..


IMD predicts near-normal monsoon this year

New Delhi: Monsoon will be near-normal this year with an expected rainfall of 96 per cent, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) ..


Non removal of sediments forces ship to anchor in outer sea

Thiruvananthapuram: A ship that was supposed to dock at the wharf in Vizhinjam was forced to anchor in outer sea as the port department ..


KSEB staff sets up library to promote reading habit

Thriruvananthapuram: An organisation of KSEB staff has established a library exclusively for employees. The group assures supply of ..


Many foreigners work in Kuwait with fake certificates: Report

Kuwait City: The certificates of thousands of foreigners employed in private sector in Kuwait are fake, it is reported. They are working ..


Dismissal of empanelled drivers: KSRTC to move SC

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) will appeal to the Supreme Court of India against the High ..


Driver appointment: KSRTC cheats PSC rank holders since 7 years

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation has been cheating the candidates qualified for the post of KSRTC drivers ..


Wage arrears to MGNREGS workers: Centre grants Rs 1511 cr to state

Thiruvananthapuram: Giving relief to workers under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), the centre ..

High Court

HC orders dismissal of 1,565 empanelled drivers in KSRTC

Kochi: Following its order to dismiss empanelled conductors, the High Court on Monday ordered the dismissal of 1,565 empanelled drivers ..


Lottery sellers respond on `Who will win LS poll?'

Thrissur: Lottery sellers in Thrissur were excited to share their hopes on the Lok Sabha elections. According to them, this time India ..


Fire Force remains alert as summer brings more fire accidents

Kottayam: “The Fire force vehicle has to leave from the station within 20 seconds after receiving a call. We are expecting the ..


Bihar native under treatment for sunstroke dies in hospital

Kozhikode: The Bihar native stone quarry worker, who was undergoing treatment for sunstroke at the Kozhikode medical college died on ..


Crèche for children of migrant labourers in Thrissur

Ollur (Thrissur): Migrant labourers in Thrissur need not carry their babies while going for work from now on. A free service programme ..


Jet Airways pilots defer decision not to fly, set April 15 deadline

Mumbai: A major crisis at the struggling carrier Jet Airways was averted Sunday after its pilots' body, National Aviator's ..

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A temporary police station at wedding hall since 4 yrs at Meenakshipuram

Chittur: Even after construction, the new police station at Meenakshipuram still remains closed for a long time. The police officials ..

Kannur Airport

79 new flights from Kannur airport by April 15

Mattanur: Air India will start flight services from Kannur airport to New Delhi and Kozhikode on April 1. Air India will operate five ..

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul says no angel tax, no permissions for new business

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday promised incentives for entrepreneurs and start-ups to boost job creation in ..


Unable to repay loans, farmer ends life

Kalpetta: Unable to repay agricultural loans, a farmer hanged himself here on Thursday. He was identified as V V Krishnakumar (55) ..


Explosion in firecracker unit kills six in Tamil Nadu

Chennai: An explosion in a firecracker unit in Tiruvarur district in Tamil Nadu killed six workers on Wednesday. The unit was involved ..


SC Collegium recommends 16 lawyers as HC judges

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Collegium Monday cleared the names of 16 lawyers for appointment as judges of Kerala, Karnataka and Bombay ..


Police take action against 250 autorickshaws

Thiruvananthapuram: In a joint operation of city police and traffic police led by city police commissioner, 250 autorickshaws were ..


Fishermen turn SVEEP brand ambassador in Alappuzha

Alappuzha: Honouring the great contribution of fishermen during the flood rescue mission, Alappuzha district administration appointed ..


Expiry period of buses extended to encourage electric, CNG vehicles, says Govt.

Kochi: The state government informed the Kerala High Court that the expiry period of buses was extended from 15 years to 20 years in ..


2 killed, many trapped in under construction building collapse in Karnataka

Bengaluru: Two people were killed and several others trapped when a four-storeyed under construction building collapsed at Dharwad ..

An under-construction building collapses in Karnataka , Dharwad, many feared trapped

Dozens trapped in building collapse in Karnataka

Bengaluru: Dozens of people were believed to be trapped when a multi-storey building under construction collapsed in Dharwad in Karnataka ..


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 ..


This election, garlands for political parties become eco-friendly

Alappuzha: A group of women has eased the job of political parties to find eco-friendly garlands to replace plastic garlands for the ..


Answer sheets of Wednesday's SSLC exam found on roadside in Kozhikode

Perambra: Answer sheets of SSLC examinations held at the Kayanna GHSS in Kozhikode district on Wednesday were found on the roadside ..


Police officers having minimum of 6 months tenure left should be considered for DGP post: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday clarified its last year order on police reforms and said officers who have a minimum of six ..

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CM’s chief principal secretary Nalini Netto submits resignation

Thiruvananthapuram: Nalini Netto has resigned from the post of Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister. It is learned that differences ..


Escalating heat affecting traditional coconut tree climbers

Kannur: The intense heat has affected the coconut trees in the state too. Though the working hours have been limited to the morning, ..


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 ..