M Sarita Varma

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

Global, India biggies bid for Vizhinjam contract

The Rs 7,535-crore greenfield Vizhinjam International Deepwater Seaport, to be developed by Adani Group in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala...

Global, India biggies bid for Vizhinjam contract

Beef prices increase in Kerala as students protest Dadri lynching

With several colleges across Kerala stirring up beef festivals to protest against the lynching of an alleged beef-eater in Dadri (UP), the meat has become pricier in the state.

Beef prices increase in Kerala as students protest Dadri lynching

Kerala readies infra AMC to steer in Rs 1,17,349-crore NRI inflows

Asset Management Company will also have the brief to negotiate and utilise loans with financial bodies

infrastructure development in kerala News

Women tea workers in Munnar allege union-management collusion over pay

Over 6,000 women tea plantation workers in Kerala's hill station of Munnar have decided to protest protest against trade unions that allegedly collude with the plantation management.

Women tea workers in Munnar allege union-management collusion over pay

Kerala gives nod to DMRC for Light Metro project

The Kerala government has decided to give administrative sanction to a detailed project report prepared by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)...

Kerala gives nod to DMRC for Light Metro project

Adani Ports, Kerala ink MoU for Rs 7,525-cr Vizhinjam seaport

The port is only 12 km from the international shipping route

Deals News

Parliamentary committee for rubber policy in three months

A Parliamentary Committee has recommended that India's new natural rubber (NR) policy should be announced in the next three months.

Parliamentary committee for rubber policy in three months

Kerala may go slow on Adani port project

Kerala is once again poised to lose momentum in implementing the Vizhinjam international seaport project as the letter awarding the contract for developing the Rs 7,525-crore port to Adani Group is yet to be handed over, due

Kerala may go slow on Adani port project

Industry expresses concern as rubber output shrinks

The rubber industry has pressed the panic button at the rate natural rubber (NR) production in the country has been shrinking.

Industry expresses concern as rubber output shrinks

Regional cafe: Knocking down the 30-year Vizhinjam jinx

Kerala CM Oommen Chandy should be able to cut through the maze of geopolitical, economic and social issues to pull the port through

Regional cafe: Knocking down the 30-year Vizhinjam jinx

After Maggi, Kerala cautious about pesticide residue in veggies

In the aftermath of the Maggi noodles row, the Kerala government is cracking its whip on vendors of vegetables and fruits with dangerously high levels of pesticide residue...

After Maggi, Kerala cautious about pesticide residue in veggies

Monsoon arrives in Kerala 4 days late

The south-west monsoon has swept in through the Kerala gateway to the Indian peninsula on Friday, four days late.

Monsoon arrives in Kerala 4 days late

Nepal quake causes price tremors in ayurveda biz

The Nepal earthquake has started leaving some tremors on the Indian ayurveda business. Many of the crucial raw-materials...

turmeric patent News

States brainstorm over GST nitty-gritty

State FMs meet to iron out differences over revenue-sharing between states and the Centre

States brainstorm over GST nitty-gritty

Import duty hike, dragon effect push up natural rubber price

Close on the heels of  finance minister Arun Jaitley’s announcement of raising the customs duty on  natural rubber (NR),  price of NR in the domestic market has perked up a tad. In the last five days, the price of RSS-4

Import duty hike, dragon effect push up natural rubber price

Kerala tourism drops green fears; unrolls red carpet for films

Not just Bollywood, but all film initatives across India are welcome to shoot in the Kerala.

Lifestyle News

Natural rubber production shrinks 15%

The country's natural rubber (NR) production, at 6,55,000 tonne, has shrunk 15%, compared to 2013-2014...

Natural rubber production shrinks 15%
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