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The many varieties will make you go bananas.   B P Deepu
National Banana Festival 2018: Go for ‘gold’

The National Banana Festival 2018 at the Vellayani Temple grounds has on display nearly 100 varieties of the fruit.

19 Feb 2018

Countering counterfeiting

In a bid to generate awareness about the growing menace of counterfeiting and smuggling, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is organising a workshop.

19 Feb 2018

A policeman controlling traffic at Killipalam on Sunday   Kaviyoor Santhosh
Not a drop of water to drink!

Ever thought about the men in uniform who manage traffic at various junctions in the city under the hot sun, dust and vehicles fumes for long hours, often without proper hydration? 

19 Feb 2018

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Thiruvananthapuram Government Law College ragging: Probe gets underway

In the wake of the complaint lodged by two first-year students, one of them visually impaired, of the Government Law College here stating they had been assaulted by seniors as part of alleged ragging.

19 Feb 2018

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NRIs e-mail applications for police clearance certificate for job visas in UAE are now accepted

NRIs can submit applications for police clearance certificate (PCC) for job visas in UAE through e-mails.

19 Feb 2018

Kerala Police’s successful campaign gets Narcotic Control Bureau pat

In yet another feather on the Kerala Police’s cap, a national-level meet of the Narcotic Control Bureau has lauded its highly successful anti-drugs campaign as a model for the police forces.

19 Feb 2018

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‘Include depositors’ nominees in PSU Banks’ boards’

The government should include depositors’ representatives on the boards of public sector banks, Varughese George, national general secretary of Janata Dal United (Sharad Yadav) said in a statement.

19 Feb 2018

FICCI to organise awareness workshop on counterfeiting and piracy

As a part of the objective to increase awareness about the growing menace of counterfeiting and smuggling, FICCI is organising an awareness workshop on ‘Combating Smuggling, Counterfeiting and Piracy

19 Feb 2018

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TP Chandrasekharan murder case convicts shifted to Kannur prison

In a move that could trigger a fresh round of controversy, two convicts in the TP Chandrasekharan murder case have been shifted to Kannur central prison from Poojappura central prison.

19 Feb 2018

Outreach programme on cancer awareness at YMCA Library Hall today

Snehitha Women’s Health Foundation will launch an outreach programme, ‘Reach’, a training to provide an awareness on cancer, reproductive  health and lifestyle diseases at the YMCA Library Hall today

18 Feb 2018

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan (File | PTI)
History of Communist movement in Kerala to be released this week

The first volume will be released at the CPM state conference by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in Thrissur from February 22 to 25.

18 Feb 2018

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Dhanalakshmi Bank Officers Organisation backs drive to recover non-performing assets

The Dhanalakshmi Bank Officers Organisation has announced support for the management’s recovery drive to reduce non-performing assets (NPA). 

18 Feb 2018

Devotees arranging the flags which were hoisted marking the beginning of Uroos Festival at Beemapally Dargah Sharif in Thiruvananthapuram, on Saturday | Manu R Mavelil
Uroos festival at Beemapally Dargah Shareef kicks off

The famous Uroos festival at Beemapally Dargah Shareef began here on Saturday.

18 Feb 2018

Union minister Radha Mohan Singh (Shekhar Yadav | EPS)
21,200 hectares added to banana cultivation in Kerala, says Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh

Efforts by the Central and state governments have succeeded in adding 21,200 hectares to the total banana cultivable area in Kerala since 2013-14, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said her

18 Feb 2018

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Nine-year-old boy who imitated ‘Parakkum Kavadi’ ritual in Kerala loses life

In a freak incident, a nine-year-old boy was found hanging on the grills of the window of his house at Edava near Varkala, after he imitated the ritual ‘Parakkum Kavadi’.

17 Feb 2018

‘Lack of talent hurts product startups in Kerala’

Startups involved in making software products are struggling to get good talent in Kerala which ironically is touted as one of the best in human resources, said experts.

17 Feb 2018

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Kerala Government to write off loans of differently abled

The government has decided to write off the loans of differently abled people who passed away.

17 Feb 2018

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Peroorkada murder: Kerala man admits killing wife after suspecting extra-marital affair

According to the police, Balakrishnapillai and Gomathyamma were not in good terms for the past few years and often entered into quarrels.

17 Feb 2018

Sreekrishnapuram in Palakkad bags best panchayat award in Kerala

Minister of Local Government K T Jaleel announced the Swaraj Trophy for the best grama, block and district panchayats for the year 2016-17.

17 Feb 2018

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Corporation removed waste dumped near Trivandrum airport to curb ‘bird menace’

The Corporation has taken steps to address the ‘bird problem’ around Trivandrum airport. It removed 145 loads of waste dumped at Parvathy Puthanar under Ponnara bridge in Muttathara, on Friday.

17 Feb 2018

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Kudumbashree to play key role in waste management in Kerala

The workers will collect non-biodegradable waste from houses and institutions for recycling along with the local bodies concerned.

17 Feb 2018