Babu K Peter

Signs of the times: church mass for hearing-impaired

 They will not be ‘mute spectators’ anymore. In a pioneering move towards creating an inclusive service for all sections of the faithful, the Syro Malabar Church has embarked on a mission to celebrate the mass in sign language, perhaps a first of its kind programme by any of the Christian denominations in the country.

24 Aug 2017

First international airport in 1991, 4th on way, Kerala has no use for aviation department

Strange as it may sound, Kerala, with a massive expatriate population, has never deemed it necessary to have its own civil aviation department.

23 Aug 2017

Ex-women cricketers to take to the pitch today

Three decades of cricketing nostalgia will come alive at LNCP Ground in the state capital on Sunday when former Kerala women cricket team players pad up again for friendly matches.

13 Aug 2017

The behemoth expands

The Integrated Refinery Expansion Project is set to make Kochi Refinery the largest in the country

07 Aug 2017

Private BEd colleges in Kerala facing closure

According to the college managements, the students are reluctant to spend two years on a BEd course.

04 Aug 2017

Relaxation in CRZ norms to help corporates, allege fishermen

.Malsythozhilali Akya Vedi leader Charles George alleged the amendment was aimed at diversion of coastal land for commercial use.

26 Jul 2017

A home far from home

Homestays are an important part of the tourism industry, but inter-departmental muddle forces many to quit

25 Jul 2017

Thus far.  no further. time to take a stand

Though situated in a prime location, the bus station remains filthy and uninviting

21 Jul 2017

After chicken, fish to cost more as GST casts net

Even as ruffled feathers rule the roost in the case of chicken price that headed north while the GST rates suggested otherwise, it may be time to brace for another price jolt.

14 Jul 2017

Fee structure: med admission process to hit deadlock

With only a few days left for commencement of  online counselling for medical admission in the state, the admission process is all set to hit a deadlock. While a section of Self F

29 Jun 2017

Ban on catching juveniles of 44 more fish species in Kerala

The state government had earlier banned capturing juveniles of 14 fish varieties as suggested by the CMFRI

20 Jun 2017

Church makes a spatial gesture towards school

 In a novel gesture of sorts, an old church will be razed to the ground to make space for a school.

18 Jun 2017

Researchers in Kochi call for revival of public healthcare system

There is a need to redefine the role of primary health centres and block primary health centres to suit the current context and environment, say social researchers. 

11 Jun 2017

Kerala liquor policy: Statistics on narcotics abuse exaggerated, claim KCBC

The KCBC had made it clear it will oppose any policy that promotes availability and  consumption of liquor.

11 Jun 2017

Treat acidity before it causes irreversible health problems: Kerala doctors

Have you been experiencing acidity problems since long, but are yet to see a doctor? If yes, quit ‘self-treatment’ immediately and seek professional advice before it causes irreversible damage to your

01 Jun 2017

A golden voyage for Kochi's CIFT

As the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology celebrates its golden jubilee, our reporter brings to you its glorious achievements.

24 Apr 2017

Won’t back encroachment, but pained by manner of eviction

Surprisingly, the Church leaders welcomed the move, though they expressed displeasure over the manner in which the cross was removed.

23 Apr 2017

Action committee adds strength to demand for fair probe 

The fight for justice by Jishnu Pranoy’s family seems to have sparked off another potential agitation.  

11 Apr 2017

Imported fishing boats a threat to marine ecosystem

While the automobile industry in the country is switching to Bharat Stage-IV (BS-IV) emission standards, fishing vessels propelled by sub-standard Chinese engines continue to pollute the environment a

10 Apr 2017

Revisionists to wash feet of women on Maundy Thursday

At a time when incidents of sexual abuse of women and minors by priests are rocking the Syro-Malabar Church, its recent decision to stick to tradition and include only men in the washing of feet cerem

03 Apr 2017

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