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Kerala initiative to train, help female masons hits the wall

Inexperience and lack of confidence coupled with dearth of sufficient work has affected Kudumbashree’s initiative to provide training in masonry to females and other workers in Kerala.

18 Feb 2018

Special Idea Day to give startups a fillip

 The Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) is planning to organise a special Idea Day event to shortlist college students’ startups and business ideas for providing innovation funds which will scale u

15 Feb 2018

Kudumbashree’s bid to break the glass ceiling comes undone due to lack of work
 

A combination of inexperience and lack of confidence coupled with dearth of sufficient work has given a body blow to Kudumbashree’s path-breaking initiave to provide training in masonry t

13 Feb 2018

i, Robot: HIRO among panelists at startup meet in Kochi

Kochi has been hosting events in variety areas and of different magnitudes, but the one scheduled for February 23 should surely stand out.

08 Feb 2018

Native spices get a new gene bank

The immense effort that goes into setting up a gene bank is such that it can be termed as a mission.

01 Jan 2018

Bit by bit, Kerala's IT firms switch to cryptocurrency

IT firms in Kerala prefer Bitcoin because it helps them receive funds from clients within minutes compared to conventional banking channels.

28 Dec 2017

Women entrepreneurs yet to make a steady start 

In a state with a high sex ratio, women are still eons away from cracking open the male-dominated start-up glass ceiling.

19 Nov 2017

Women entrepreneurs yet to make a steady Start

In a state with a high sex ratio, women are still eons away from cracking open the male-dominated startup glass ceiling. 

15 Nov 2017

Demonetisation: A blow to Kerala's childless couple’s dreams

Due to cash crunch and the note ban’s impact, including job loss and slump in business, a lot of couples are deciding to drop, postpone or move to low-cost treatment.

09 Nov 2017

As protest rages, GAIL resumes work

Even as the waves of the agitation, launched by the local people against the GAIL pipeline project, continued to spread on Thursday, the GAIL authorities resumed gas pipeline laying

03 Nov 2017

They’ll share their experience to see others stay guarded

Mirshad Kulamullathil, 27, of Nadapuram, dreamt of becoming an entrepreneur right from his college days and it was that passion which made him launch two startups after graduating in electronics

30 Oct 2017

Wayanad most landslide-prone area in malabar region

The landslide atlas of Kerala, prepared by the University of Kerala, has identified Wayanad district as the most landslide-prone area in Malabar region . As per the atlas, Wayanad is the second most landslide prone area in Kerala after Idukki district. Kozhikode figures third and Kannur fourth in the atlas. 

24 Sep 2017

Labouring for a better learning experience

 Among the biggest co-operative societies in Asia, the Uralungal Labour Contract Cooperative Society (ULCCS) is poised to stir up the education sector a bit.

20 Sep 2017

Govt officials on exorcists hunt to ease tribals' fears

Strange but true, a certain section of government officers in the district has been forced to scout for sorcerers, literally.

17 Sep 2017

Uber to hire transgender people in Kerala

 The Social Justice  Department has joined hands with Uber, the app-based cab aggregator to launch a special project to ensure livelihood to members of the transgender community.

10 Sep 2017