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Milk prices set to shoot up in Kerala, govt makes grim announcement

Even as the Kerala government made a grim announcement on Monday that the state was “drought-hit”, its cattle sheds have taken the first blow. Besides the shortfall of 2 lakh litres of cow milk per day, the state has star

Commodities News

Natural rubber clone set to debut in India

A newly-developed natural rubber (NR) clone, specific for the North-East’s climate, will be the highlight of the India meet of ANRPC (Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries) in mid-October. Union minister for com

Natural rubber clone set to debut in India

More worry for rubber farmers as price drops Rs 22 per kg in a month

Rubber price has fallen to R122 per kg from R144 per kg in a month. The price crash has happened at the beginning of the peak production season.

More worry for rubber farmers as price drops Rs 22 per kg in a month

LED bulbs to replace flower bouquets? Kerala mulls powerful switch

Even as Gujarat emerges as the first state to distribute 2 crore LED (light emitting diode) bulbs, the Kerala government is considering replacing the traditional welcome, done with a bouquet of flowers, with an equivalent clu

Economy News

SBI, SBT ATM fraud in Kerala gets a foreign connection; here’s how

Three Romanian nationals have been identified as prime suspects in the hi-tech bank fraud cases involving SBI and SBT ATMs in Thiruvananthapuram even as several bank customers have lost lakhs of rupees.

SBI, SBT ATM fraud in Kerala gets a foreign connection; here’s how

CM’s nod to Kerala’s light metro rail projects; work to start soon

The ground preparation for the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's two elevated light metro rail projects in Kerala is set to begin in a month or two, especially the one in state capital Thiruvananthapuram.

CM’s nod to Kerala’s light metro rail projects; work to start soon

Gita Gopinath Kerala row: ‘Intellectuals of Kerala will not accept advice’

Marxist economist and Kerala state planning board's former vice-chairman Prabhat Patnaik has also joined the debate over the appointment of Harward economist Gita Gopinath as advisor to Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan

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How to cut Kannur to Thiruvananthapuram travel time from 12 hrs to 120 min; Delhi Metro shows way

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has submited to the Kerala government a detailed project report for a high-speed railway line that will trim the travel time from Kannur to Thiruvananthapuram from 12 hours to just 120

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Kerala serves up a ‘fat tax’, pizzas, burgers to cost more

Food items like pizzas, burgers, doughnuts, pasta, and bread-fillings served in branded fast-food chains like McDonald’s, Dominos, Pizza Hut and Subway, among others, are likely to see the new tax imposed on them.

Economy News

Coconut price drops to Rs 14, but Kerala govt scrambles to buy at Rs 25

Kerala is pumping Rs 100 crore for market intervention in coconut industry, alarmed by the rapid drop in prices. In all coconut-producing states, including Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, prices have fallen

Markets News

Kochi Metro Phase I: Kerala CM wants to set cracking pace

The CPI(M)-led LDF government has pulled up its socks to get work on the Kochi Metro rail cracking, underscoring the target of having the $770-million Phase I of the project commissioned on March 2017.

Economy News

Kerala to move SC against NGT ban on diesel vehicles

The Kerala government is readying to move Supreme Court against the National Green Tribunal (NGT)’s order to impose ban on old diesel vehicles.

Kerala to move SC against NGT ban on diesel vehicles

Pinarayi Vijayan sworn in as Kerala chief minister

Left Democratic Front leader Pinarayi Vijayan has taken oath as the Kerala chief minister with 19 ministers.

Pinarayi Vijayan sworn in as Kerala chief minister

Natural rubber output shrinks 13% in 2015-16

The country's natural rubber (NR) production in 2015-16 has dropped by 13%. According to the latest statistics culled together by Rubber Board of India, the NR imports in the last fiscal spiralled up by 3%.

Natural rubber output shrinks 13% in 2015-16

Kerala vegetable production up 64%

Kerala, which had been leaning on neighbouring Tamil Nadu and Karnataka for its vegetables/fruits to the tune of about R1,500-crore per year, has managed to pep up its domestic vegetable production by 64%.

Kerala vegetable production up 64%

Rise in natural rubber price fails to fetch growers back to estates

India is the sixth largest producer of natural rubber after Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, China and Malaysia. Kerala alone accounts for 80% of the India’s rubber, followed by Tripura

Rise in natural rubber price fails to fetch growers back to estates

Kerala temples unlikely to drop Rs 2,000-crore firework displays

Amid growing demand for ban on temple fireworks display in Kerala in the wake of Kollam tragedy, the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) that manages as many as 1,255 temples in the state has refused to say no to such display in

Kerala temples unlikely to drop Rs 2,000-crore firework displays

Big Bazaar in soup in Kerala over scrap exchange scheme

Retail giant Big Bazaar, which promised discount coupons to customers in Thiruvananthapuram in exchange of old newspaper and other scrap, has been slapped fine for littering.

Big Bazaar in soup in Kerala over scrap exchange scheme

Kerala CM gets a breather, but his son’s name crops up in solar scam

Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy on Friday got a two-month breather when the Kerala High Court stayed a lower court order that slapped an FIR against...

Kerala CM gets a breather, but his son’s name crops up in solar scam

Fury over rubber prices refuses to subside

Even though the Centre has imposed a ban on free imports of natural rubber (NR), much to the consternation of the tyre industry, rubber farmers are hardly mollified.

Fury over rubber prices refuses to subside

Kerala Tourism banks on Kalaripayat magic to woo Silicon Valley CEOs

In 2014, Kerala attracted 77,616 US holidayers and this was 8.41% of the total foreign tourist arrivals, says state tourism official Thomas Antony

Kerala Tourism banks on Kalaripayat magic to woo Silicon Valley CEOs

Imports of cheap tyres from China hindered growth: ATMA

India's tyre production has taken a big beating during the current fiscal, according to the statistics culled by the Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association...

Imports of cheap tyres from China hindered growth: ATMA

Kerala wants online voting facility for non-residents

Congress-led UDF government in Kerala is ready to bend backwards to rope in the state economy's Rs 1.9 lakh crore cashcow, the NRIs to the voting pool.

Kerala wants online voting facility for non-residents

Kerala pay commission wants longer worktime for govt staff

The Kerala government's 10th Pay Commission has plans to prescribe more worktime for the state's 15-lakh strong government staff.

Kerala pay commission wants longer worktime for govt staff

India saw rapes doubling in 13 years: Report

Rape cases have more than doubled in India in the period between 2001 and 2014. Worse , the number of cases of cruelty against married women...

India saw rapes doubling in 13 years: Report

Realtors glint at Rs 3,500-cr ripple in Kerala’s NRI cup

Kerala has been counted to contribute about one-third in the Rs 11,613-crore extra spurt of NRI remittances to India in 2015...

Realtors glint at Rs 3,500-cr ripple in Kerala’s NRI cup

Kerala finance minister may resign

K M Mani, chairman of the Empowered Committee for GST and India's longest-serving state finance minister, is likely to make an inglorious exit from office...

Kerala finance minister may resign
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