Babu K Peter

Revisionists want Church Act implemented

Even when the controversial land deal of Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly is causing division among priests and faithful alike, it has energised within the Catholic Church the revisionists who campai

22 Mar 2018

After ONGC blast, Cochin Shipyard told to carry out safety audit 

The Department of Factories and Boilers had also asked the shipyard authorities to introduce a system to avoid such accidents in the future.

17 Mar 2018

Cusat sees huge fall in applicants from North India

In a setback to Cochin University of Science and Technology’s (Cusat) efforts to maintain the characteristics of a multicultural campus, there has been a considerable fall in the number of candidates

08 Mar 2018

‘Night shelters are not always an answer’

Chinnapandi, a 65-year-old farmer from Theni in Tamil Nadu, had quit farming and come down to Kerala in search of work.

07 Mar 2018

Cochin Shipyard blast: Inquiry finds serious safety lapses on part of CSL

The Factories and Boilers director also said the findings of the report endorsed the primary observation that leak of acetylene gas caused the accident.

20 Feb 2018

Cochin Shipyard blast: Indigenously-built ‘Sagar Bhushan’ had docked at CSL after 12 years

 The ONGC drill rig ‘Sagar Bhushan’, a blast in which killed five workers and left some workers injured at the Cochin Shipyard on Tuesday, is the first indigenously-built drill ship in India.

15 Feb 2018

MPEDA eyes international markets to boost seafood export

To augment seafood export from India, the Marine Export Development Authority (MPEDA) is looking to expand its reach to more international markets.MPEDA is eyeing markets in Eastern Europe,

25 Jan 2018

Geographical indication tags on more spices soon

In a move that may help spice farmers get better prices for their produce, the Spices Board is pushing for geographical indication (GI) tag for eight more spices. At present, 13 spices cultivated in I

21 Jan 2018

Why pepper exporters are miffed at DGFT’s new notification

Pepper exporters, especially those who import the product and re-export after making value addition, are miffed at a recent notification by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade.

13 Jan 2018

CIAL to boost solar power capacity to 40 Mw by May

The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), the world’s first fully solar-powered airport, plans to step up power generation capacity to 40 Mw by May 2018 from 27.7 Mw at present.

12 Jan 2018

Kerala Electrical and Allied Engineering Company Ltd plans to make profit via medium power transformers

Distribution transformers up to 3 MAV and transformers for train coaches are KEL's the flagship products.

04 Jan 2018

Cochin Port Trust eyes 28 per cent growth in first two quarters

What helped the Port register the highest growth is the increase in traffic of petroleum, oil and lubricants, and containers during April- November.

02 Jan 2018

Cochin Port Trust to re-tender work on proposed cruise ship terminal

With the no companies evincing interest in the first tender, the Cochin Port Trust has decided to re-tender work for the proposed cruise ship terminal.  The new tender is expected to be invited in January 2018.

31 Dec 2017

Cochin Port to lease 2 berths to Navy

In a bid to generate more income, the Cochin Port will lease two of its under-utilised berths to the Indian Navy.

30 Dec 2017

Aspinwall and Co to launch branded coffee

Plantation and logistics major Aspinwall & Company Limited is planning to launch its own brand of Monsoon Malabar coffee under the brand name ‘Aspinwall Mellows’. Monsoon Malabar is a highly sought af

22 Dec 2017

JSW Energy to tap emerging markets for its electric car

The car will be a sedan and it will be priced in the range of Rs 10- 12 lakh. The electric car is currently in the prototype stage.

21 Dec 2017

Shrimp exports may touch USD 7 billion by 2022

Concerted efforts to scale up shrimp production in India may  soon set the cash registers ringing. According to international rating agency CRISIL, shrimp exports from India will nearly double to touc

18 Dec 2017

Investors take to MF as traditional options dwindle

With traditional investment avenues such as real estate yet to recover fully from the impact of demonetisation and bank deposits not giving enough returns, more and more people are turning to mutual f

09 Dec 2017

Cyclone Ockhi hits seafood exports in Kerala's Kochi

Cyclone Ockhi has spoiled not only the lives and physical assets of people in the affected areas. It has had a major impact on the country’s seafood business, too.

06 Dec 2017

Import of jewellery making devices to drop 15 per cent in ten years: JMA Forum chief

Import of jewellery-making machines will come down by 15 per cent in the coming decade as domestic machine manufacturers offer devices of the same or even better technology.

03 Dec 2017

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