Abhilash Chandran

Hit by pandemic and restrictions, Kerala’s first agriculture theme park gasps for breath

However, Covid has cast a shadow over the very existence of the park as its operations have gone off the track ever since the pandemic hit the state.

27 Jul 2021

Bigger the better: Church in Kerala lures followers with sops for more children

Pala diocese offers Rs 1,500 monthly aid to couples with five or more kids, educational scholarships for fourth child onwards

26 Jul 2021

He chased his dream, choosing rhythm over digital comfort

Quitting a cosy IT job, S Binu has achieved success making percussion instruments, reports Abhilash Chandran

25 Jul 2021

A decade after Kerala denies nod, world’s first genetically modified rubber planted in Assam

According to Dr K N Raghavan, chairman and executive director, the crop was planted on an experimental basis and not on a commercial basis.

23 Jun 2021

Law student from Kerala breaks the glass ceiling in style, one porotta at a time!

Law student & civil services aspirant Anaswara Hari earns a living making porottas, expertly, reports Abhilash Chandran

13 Jun 2021

Kerala Budget: Plantation sector gets due consideration

Finance Minister K N Balagopal also made a call for united efforts on the part of states concerned to protect the plantation sector.

05 Jun 2021

Knanaya Church can’t terminate membership for flouting endogamy: Court

This may put an end to the claim of the Knanaya Catholics that they belong to an endogamous ethnic group.

27 May 2021

Kerala Election Results: Jose K Mani’s defeat dampens KC(M) triumph

While party won five out of 12 seats it contested, chairman Jose lost to UDF’s Mani C Kappen by a 15k vote margin

03 May 2021

Jose K Mani, KC(M) at crossroads as election results to be out on Sunday

There  is no doubt that a major political experiment in this assembly election was the LDF decision to induct Kerala Congress (M) led by Jose K Mani into the coalition.

02 May 2021

Change in running procedures of CFLTCs may affect Covid caseload management

According to sources, the delay in reopening the CFLTCs was due to a change in procedures for running the centres by local bodies.

21 Apr 2021

Make-or-break battle for Kerala Congress factions

In first assembly elections since death of stalwarts K M Mani and C F Thomas, party breakaway groups lock horns in 5 constituencies

06 Apr 2021

Parties switch sides. Will UDF fortress shudder?

Kottayam district heads to an assembly election in an entirely different political situation, making things highly unpredictable

21 Mar 2021

Was promised Ettumanoor, denied Vypeen too: Lathika Subhash

I had already prepared to contest the election from Ettumanoor. I have been reviving my relations with the people here for the past few months, she said

16 Mar 2021

Kerala assembly polls: With 12 seats, KC(M) next only to CPM, CPI

Jose’s party becomes third largest constituent in Left front; Changanassery will become its 13th seat if CPI relents

08 Mar 2021

PJ Joseph likely to settle for 10 seats; end in sight for UDF seat-sharing stalemate

Though Joseph is still sticking to his demand for the Moovattupuzha seat, by which he wants to ensure a sure seat for his aide Francis George, Congress is unlikely to accept the demand.

07 Mar 2021