Dhinesh Kallungal

Decks cleared for reopening of Idukki MCH

The order issued by additional chief secretary P H Kurien said the land can be handed over to Health and Family Welfare department.

22 Jun 2018

Ambitious hydrofoil may remain in dock

After seaplane and Air Kerala, another much-touted project of the state, the high-speed hydrofoil ferry service connecting Kochi with Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode ports, is unlikely to take off.

21 Jun 2018

Pride of place for Idukki in luring tourists

The domestic and foreign tourists who visit Kerala seemingly are more interested in exploring the natural treasures of Idukki, dotted with mountains, forests, waterfalls and wildlife.

19 Jun 2018

Idukki beckons sightseers to date with nature

Idukki registered the highest growth rate of 38.89 per cent in the state than the previous year with around 2,48,052 tourists visiting the state in the first three months of the year.

18 Jun 2018

Kerala Government all charged up to tap into EVs’ burgeoning demand

Aiming to milk the rapidly expanding electric vehicles’(EV) market for all its worth, the state government is pressing ahead with the proposed move to take over the BHEL Electrical Machines Ltd.

18 Jun 2018

Kerala forest department looks to tame rogue tuskers into ‘kumki’ stock

Every issue related to elephants — wild or captive — will snowball into a controversy in Kerala, as the state is very sensitive to matters of the Schedule-1 animal.

17 Jun 2018

Flowering ahead of season, Nipah scare leave pineapple growers in a spot

No fruits bats will dare to spread their wings in the prickly pineapple plantations.

17 Jun 2018

Strong monsoon augurs well for farm sector

The strong onset of the Southwest monsoon in the state has raised the prospects of higher farm output and economic growth this year as it is expected to aid farm output in the state — about 85 per cen

15 Jun 2018

Kerala forest department looks to chase rogue tuskers by raising Kumki stock

Every issue related to elephants —wild or captive—will snowball into a controversy in Kerala as the state is very sensitive to matters of the Schedule-1 animal.

13 Jun 2018

State agency taps herbal knowledge to cure male infertility

The state government is digging deep into the traditional tribal knowledge to come with an Ayurvedic cure to male infertility.

11 Jun 2018

Houseboats of Kerala leave foreign tourists cold

A Tourism Department study on the foreign tourist arrival underscored that the houseboat tourism sector has been on the decline since 2014.

08 Jun 2018

A plethora of problems plague Kerala's tourism sector

Above all that, experts said, the sewage, waste and the quality of service being rendered by local oarsmen have started to take a toll on tourist arrival.

08 Jun 2018

Seaplane bleeds Kerala’s coffers as the project fails to take off

The ambitious seaplane project, which hit the air pocket even before it took off, is bleeding the state's coffers for maintaining the waterdrome facilities set up as part of the project.

03 Jun 2018

Kerala hits ‘accelerator’ to turn startups ‘global’

After vetting a KSUM proposal, the state government has given permission to scout for global accelerators in the Forbes list of 25

02 Jun 2018