N V Ravindranathan Nair

PSC staff association rails against ‘political’ transfers 

The PSC employees Association has come out against the recent internal transfers, which it alleged were politically motivated.

03 Jul 2017

How many bars will be reopened tomorrow? no idea 

 With just a day left for the new excise policy to be implemented in the state, the Excise and Tourism Departments have no clear picture on the exact number of bars to be reopened. 

30 Jun 2017

On a wing and a prayer, PSC rank holders seek six-month extension

Thousands of candidates figuring in over 150 PSC rank lists, their validity expiring on June 30, have their fingers crossed.

28 Jun 2017

Manpower shortage may impact cooperative audit 

Cooperative institutions are bound to present the audit reports at general body meetings to be held before September 30.

28 Jun 2017

Government keen on reviving cultivation in fallow lands

The seeds of change sown by the LDF Government in its first year to revive rice cultivation have yielded results.

25 Jun 2017

Along with the dry weather came winged guests to Vellayani, Punchakkari in Kerala

Sighting of dry weather birds in our backyard may be an ornithologist’s delight. But the visual has a subtle, deeper layer - the changing climatic patterns, from sultry to dry. 

23 Jun 2017

Analysing a west Asian war on screen at Kerala film festival

A land under siege for 33 days. A close look at the horrors of war and its impact on civilians, especially children.

21 Jun 2017

Revenue dept defies Kerala CM’s fiat, keeps PH candidates waiting

In a body blow to persons with disabilities (PwDs), the Revenue Department has turned a deaf ear to the Chief Minister’s directive to report three vacancies of Deputy Collectors to be filled by the ph

19 Jun 2017

Record number of candidates for LDC exam

Clerical job is monotonous. Look at these numbers before falling back upon that old refrain. 3,98,385: Candidates appearing for LDC exam conducting by the Kerala PSC in  Thiruvananthapuram and Malappuram on Saturday.

17 Jun 2017

Kerala liquor policy: Amid bouquets, brickbats not far behind

While the LDF government has based its liquor policy on the State’s experience over the past year on the economic front following the closure of bars, it hasn’t been all roses coming its way.

11 Jun 2017

Officers’ concern over move to drop key clause in Kerala Cooperative Societies Ordinance 2017

Clause says 5 types of societies should conduct elections at the ward level.

09 Jun 2017

Questioning ‘efforts to connect myth with history’

A ICHR fellow has come out with a book questioning the Kerala Council for Historical Research’s (KCHR) alleged efforts to present a distorted picture of the findings in the Pattanam excavations.

05 Jun 2017

A tale of love and hurt

R K R Nair, a septuagenarian engineer-turned-writer, has come out with his latest novel ‘Orbits’

31 May 2017

Setting agenda: BJP intellectual cell to engage with larger society

Bringing national general secretary Subramanian Swamy and controversial leader Sakshi Maharaj to a function organised under the aegis of the intellectual cell of the party in Kochi on Saturday, the BJP is unleashing a campaign to engage with larger society in the state.

27 May 2017

Finally, govt issues order on roster system for the physically handicapped; backlog to be filled from 1996 

Conceding to a long-pending demand, the state government has issued orders to fill the backlog of vacancies for physically handicapped (PH) people from 1996 onwards.

11 May 2017

Kerala Coop Bank to focus on tech-driven professionalism: Expert report

The proposed Kerala Co-operative Bank (KCB) will focus on professionalism with technology-based services and it will not compete with Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies (PACS), says the report

08 May 2017

PH candidates demand new roster system in Thiruvananthapuram, approach Centre

The affected candidates have approached the Union Government seeking justice.

07 May 2017

A primer on nature in Malayalam and world cinema

The evolution of Malayalees as global citizens has prompted them to foray into new horizons. This is more and more reflected in the new wave of Malayalam cinema, says A Chandrasekhar in his award-winn

20 Apr 2017

Deposit mobilisation helps coop sector boost depositors’ confidence

Though the demonetisation drive had squeezed the co operative sector in the state of its ability to support the depositors, the deposit mobilisation campaign came handy for the Primary Agricultural Co operative Societies(PACS), Urban Banks and District Co operative  Banks to check the migration of depositors to commercial banks.

16 Apr 2017

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