Dhinesh Kallungal

Kerala set to witness extreme weather events in 2022

Extreme rainfall, heat wave conditions and below-normal cold in store for state, says expert; 2021 recorded the highest rainfall in the past 60 years

02 Jan 2022

SilverLine success depends on not developing roads, other railway lines in Kerala

This is like protecting interests of affluent people by rejecting commoners’ rights, say activists

31 Dec 2021

Two SPVs planned for SilverLine, one for land bank development

While one SPV would be handling the project execution, the second is for land bank development beyond the station areas by acquiring more land.

30 Dec 2021

In 8 years, migrant workers will equal one-sixth of Kerala’s population

 A recent projection by the state planning board says Kerala will be home to nearly 60 lakh migrant workers by 2030.

29 Dec 2021

LDF govt ignored high-speed rail project, pushing for SilverLine

It was originally planned only till Ernakulam, but was extended to Thiruvananthapuram following the then UDF government’s plea. 

29 Dec 2021

Singer Rafeeq Yusaf sells harmonium, friends keen to find it

Rafeeq Yusaf's friends in the music circle are attempting to retrieve the sold harmonium, which is believed to have reached Jalandhar in Punjab.

17 Dec 2021

Is it time to go caravanning? No, say some stakeholders 

Caravan tourism is described as where leisure, sightseeing aspirations and freedom join hands.

13 Dec 2021

41% of Kerala’s coastline under erosion threat: Study

The report said coasts of Kasaragod, Kannur, Malappuram, Ernakulam and Kollam are dominated by both erosion and stable condition with a few pockets of accretion.

12 Dec 2021

Ageing choppers: IAF fleet's air-worthiness comes under scanner after Sulur mishap

According to the statistics available with the Parliament records, as many as 43 aircraft—including Indian Air Force choppers — had met with accidents between 2014-15 and 2019-20.  

09 Dec 2021

Omicron threat sparks frenzy in Kerala, leads to spike in outbound air traffic

Travel & tourism stakeholders say things will return to normal if int’l borders stay open

06 Dec 2021

End of windfall from Kerala emigrants as foreign remittances reduce to historic low

For the past several decades, Kerala had been the largest recipient of migrant remittances in India.

04 Dec 2021

Kerala set to greet misty mornings by December 10 as extended rains delay onset of winter

The biggest question is how soon will winter set in over the state which usually witnesses a change in climate by the second week of November when the northeast monsoon weakens

03 Dec 2021

New COVID variant casts shadow over vacation plans of Malayali expatriates

The expats are now forced to reschedule their travel fearing that they might be stuck here if West Asian countries close their borders in the event of further spread.

29 Nov 2021

Nod to remodel large vehicles to camper trucks

Tour operators can convert goods vehicles to customised caravans with camping facilities

26 Nov 2021

KTDC's Foodie Wheels to pamper taste buds of tourists

In the first phase, a used KSRTC bus designed as a double- decker cafeteria was launched for tourists visiting Vaikom backwaters.

23 Nov 2021