Babu K Peter

Cochin Port Trust Hospital unions up in arms

The Cochin Port Trust (CPT) is setting up a nephrology department at the Port Trust Hospital in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.

11 Nov 2017

That sinking feeling

With digitisation set to become the norm, the fishing sector, and to some extent seafood exporting, is yet to recover from the blow dealt by demonetisation.

06 Nov 2017

Cargo movement runs aground

The container lorry strike called by a section of drivers and crew has adversely affected the cargo movement

06 Nov 2017

NCZMA: Stakeholders lash out at Centre’s unilateralism

There is considerable protest among the various stakeholders against the alleged unilateralism by the Centre in reconstituting the National Coastal Zone Management Authority(NCZMA), the apex coordinat

26 Oct 2017

80 per cent trawlers of Kerala venture into sea minus insurance

The reason cited is the huge annual premium that boat owners have to pay for getting insurance coverage.

19 Oct 2017

Exports from the state showing a fluctuating trend

Even as the statistics released by the Marine Products Export Development Authority revealed a considerable growth in seafood exports from India, exports from Kerala, once a topper in seafood exportin

17 Oct 2017

Boats... here, there, everywhere! Merchant ships under siege

Uncontrolled movement of watercraft, including fishing boats and smaller vessels, is posing a threat to the smooth navigation of merchant ships to and from the Cochin Port (CPT).

11 Oct 2017

‘Stockholm Syndrome? I don’t care two hoots for criticism’

Fr Tom Uzhunnalil, who was rescued from the custody of militants in Yemen, said he did not care about the criticism he had Stockholm Syndrome, a condition in which hostages develop a psychological alliance with their captors as a survival strategy during captivity. “People can say anything. Let those who criticise me continue to do so. I’ve

03 Oct 2017

Wrecked vessel sinks fortunes of port trust

CPT awarded the work of salvaging the sunken boat to Lots Shipping.

23 Sep 2017

Sunken vessel: cochin port staring at loss of business

The delay in fishing out the sunken vessel from the shipping channel is set to cost the Cochin Port dear.

22 Sep 2017

CIFT ‘engineers’ kiosk to stop flies from ‘fishing’

‘To buy fish without having to swat flies.’ No one would perhaps have returned from a fish market sans similar thoughts.

12 Sep 2017

Cusat takes the online path to benefit students, recruiters

Taking a step towards making students’ certificates more accessible and curbing document forgery and fraud, Cusat has initiated steps to join the National Academy Depository (NAD) of the Centre.

01 Sep 2017

More cruise liners likely to drop anchor at Cochin port this year

The port is expecting a call from nearly 50 ships this year against last year’s 46.

31 Aug 2017

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