M Sarita Varma

Rubber buyers set to feel flood after-effect

Rubber buyers may feel the pinch as the country’s largest rubber-producing belt is battling floodwaters and landslides due to excessive rain.

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Kerala’s waterways on the front burner again: This Rs 2300 cr project could take over 100 trucks off state’s roads

Kerala has had a rethink on its inland waterways project which it had been soft-pedalling so far, given the views of planners like E Sreedharan that it could cost a humongous Rs 10,000 crore.

Infrastructure News

Death toll rising: Rain fury claims 256 lives in Kerala

Kerala floods: Death toll in the second round of flood havoc in Kerala has crossed 87 as the state grapples with worst rain ravage in its history. From May 29, the ongoing monsoon season has robbed as many as 256 lives.

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Give natural rubber farm tag, not industrial product: Growers to Centre

Stakeholders, including rubber growers, have urged the Centre that natural rubber should get “the agricultural product” cover instead of the industrial product tag that it currently has.

Commodities News

IWAI to get majority stake in Kerala’s Rs 2,300-cr waterways SPV

The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) is to take the majority equity in Kerala Waterways Infrastructures (KWIL), an SPV (special purpose vehicle) floated for the development of 610-km of waterways.

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K Raheja readying to start work on Phase 1 of Kerala business hub

K Raheja Corporation’s Chalet Hotels is back in the Kerala capital with plans for an Rs 900-crore business hub.

Industry News

Muthoot Capital Services forays into used car credit

Muthoot Capital Services (MCSL), one of the fastest growing NBFCs in India, has switched gears to used car financing, in a slow progression from its core business of two-wheeler credit.

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NTPC puts off plan to sell Kayamkulam unit to Kerala government

NTPC, currently high on solar energy plans, has shelved the plan to sell its Kayamkulam facility (Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Station – RGCCPS) to the Kerala government.

Industry News

UAE lifts Nipah ban, but Kerala exports yet to ease

UAE has finally lifted its 40-day quarantine on fruit and vegetable exports from Kerala, but the exporters are yet to get an official clean chit.

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Kerala scouts to fill DMRC vacuum in Rs 7,500-cr Light Metro project

Barely three months after Metro Man E Sreedharan and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) backed out of the Rs7,500-crore Light Metro Rail projects in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode, the Kerala government has started sco

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High on Rs 11k-crore revenue, Bevco to serve Chivas Regal to Kerala tipplers

As if in reward for bubbling up its revenue fountain by an extra Rs 671 crore in 2017-2018, Kerala’s monopoly liquor distributor Bevco will, for the first time, serve its loyal tipplers about 150 of the leading FMFL (foreig

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Vizhinjam port: Cruising along on course

The December, 2019 deadline is likely to be missed. There are no more hurdles ahead.

Infrastructure News

Nissan inks pact with Kerala for 1st global digital hub

Japanese auto major Nissan Motor Co on Friday signed an MoU with the Kerala government for its first global centre for digital operations in India. The digital hub, to be set up in Thiruvananthapuram.

Industry News

Eco-friendly: Flexi-marketing – Yoga mats give a leg-up to Kerala coir exports

The publicity blitzkrieg for yoga in recent times has given a leg-up to India's coir business centred in Kerala, catapulting coir yoga mats to a fashion statement of sorts.

Industry News

Telangana, Andhra Pradesh keep tabs as Kerala unwraps its NRI chitty

Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, which enjoy substantial diaspora population, have been keeping tabs on Kerala government’s experiment to garner Rs 10,000 crore this year through a diaspora chit fund.

Money News

Kerela gears up for e-bus pact with Goldstone Infratech

Kerala is teaming up with GIL is through ASRTU (Association of State Road Transport Undertakings). GIL, in its turn, has a vehicle assembly tie-up with Chinese company BYD Auto.

Industry News

Kerala to tap diaspora to raise Rs 10,000 crore via chit fund

Pravasi Chitty, a chit fund for the non-resident Keralites (NRKs), will be launched on June 12, with an initial plan to raise Rs 10,000 crore from NRKs in the UAE in the current fiscal.

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Monsoon rains make early entry through Kerala coast

Southwest Monsoon has made an unusually early date with the Indian peninsula, splashing in through its usual gateway of Kerala on Tuesday.

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Natural rubber bounces back on crude oil price rise

The sagging spot rubber market has bounced back dramatically this week, from Rs 120 per kg to Rs 127 per kg.

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Rs 29,000 crore business: In strike against strikes, Kerala to shield tourism industry from hartals

Close on the heels of hogging the headlines with a cheeky tweet on the Karnataka poll results and later quietly deleting it, Kerala Tourism has swung into action to insulate the state’s Rs 29,000-crore tourism sector from p

kerala, tourism, tourism industry, travel News

Kerala peps up poultry business as Tamil Nadu chicken price takes a high perch

Kerala is out to put together its homegrown poultry supply chain in a hurry, as the price of Tamil Nadu-sourced broiler chicken has left the coup to perch as high as Rs 220 per kg this week.

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Pineapple trade sniffs bonanza in Centre’s crop export policy

India accounts for 7% of the world’s pineapple production, through three states — Kerala, Tripura and West Bengal.

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Sweeten price of sugarless, milkless tea, Kerala government tells vendors

Can tea without milk and sugar, sugared tea without milk and the milky tea without sugar be charged the same price as tea brewed with all these? No, says Kerala government emphatically in a Government Order (GO) this week.

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Coal famine in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh plunges Kerala into blackouts

Shortage of coal at Jindal Tamnar Thermal Station, Chhattisgarh, and Jhabua Thermal Station, Madhya Pradesh, has hit power supply in Kerala.

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Kerala bets big on Rs 3,000-crore titanium project

The ambitious project, catering to the demand for rare mineral products vital for the country's aerospace and defence sectors, will be under the public-private partnership (PPP) mode.

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Not Delhi, Kerala to emerge as first state with 1000 free Wi-Fi hotspots

The state-wide network will provide citizens access to the internet with Wi-Fi spots deployed in parks, libraries and other public spaces.

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Indian Railways, BEML, Kerala government mull Rs 320-crore coach Joint Venture

The railway coach manufacturing factory project in Kanjikode, Kerala, is back on the Centre’s radar, exactly 10 years after it was first mooted.

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