Dhinesh Kallungal

‘Chengalikodan’ bananas spread a golden glow over banana farmers in Kerala

The golden-coloured banana is the most popular and tasty Nendran cultivated in the state and offered as Kazhchakulas in several temples including the Guruvayur Sree Krishna temple

23 Sep 2018

Kerala floods one month after: God’s Own Country regains lost lustre

The ‘readiness survey’ conducted by the Tourism Department found that 90 per cent of the tourist destinations in the state are fit to receive tourists.

22 Sep 2018

Kerala floods one month after: Kannur airport commissioning likely to get delayed

The incessant rain in the month of July and August delayed the calibration of various navigation equipment.

21 Sep 2018

Kerala floods one month after: At 31 degree Celsius, Nelliampathy loses its charm

Reasons are many. For one, mercury has climbed up to 31 degree celsius, which - according to the people in the hill station - is unprecedented for this time of the year.

19 Sep 2018

Kerala floods one month after: Poringalkuthu reservoir filled to the brim

KSEB officers say the Poringalkuthu reservoir - built across the Chalakudy river in 1957 and generating 52 MW hydel powder - can carry only 32 MCM of water.     

19 Sep 2018

ISRO Espionage Case hardly to blame: Kerala no longer a popular haunt for Maldivian visitors

The number of Maldivians who visited the state in 2014 and 2015 went down 7.94 and 15.74 per cent, respectively.

18 Sep 2018

No landslide in pristine Munnar wildlife division

According to the estimate of the Idukki district administration, Idukki witnessed around 325-350 landslides during this monsoon, and Munnar was one of the worst affected regions.

09 Sep 2018

‘Time ripe for switching over to integrated farming system’

K G Padmakumar, director of International Research and Training Centre for Below Sea Level Farming, Kuttanad, said paddy cultivation in Kuttanad has a history of more than 200 years.

09 Sep 2018

Kerala has bounced back: Tourism department to get back on feet

A senior officer said it has chalked out a set of plans to send a message to the outside world that Kerala has bounced back from the flood.

07 Sep 2018

State turns to SAT satellite phones to stay in touch with victims; partners with BSNL

Fisheries Director S Venkatesapathy said the department has placed a proposal to purchase 1,000 sat phones from BSNL.

06 Sep 2018

Kurinjimala of Eravikulam National Park opened to tourists amid safety worries

The authorities are yet to conduct a study on the strength of existing buildings in the affected areas that wait to welcome the tourist rush.

03 Sep 2018

Kerala Floods: People fight for existential dilemma in Idukki

Around 11 lakh people were affected by the flood in Idukki and 34,000 people sought shelter in the relief camps.

02 Sep 2018

Kerala Floods: State yet to form its special disaster team

A state like Kerala cannot afford setting aside the proposal endlessly without taking a decision on it considering the fact that the topography of the state is prone to natural disasters.

01 Sep 2018

NGOs lock horns with government over distribution of the relief materials

A certificate for the clearance of the imported goods will be issued from the Collectorate. 

01 Sep 2018

Stricter building rules on the anvil for hills

The deluge that devastated the state is a record of sorts on many counts, the prominent being the series of landslides that damaged or destroyed thousands of houses, burying roads and bridges.

29 Aug 2018