Dhinesh Kallungal

Kerala relies heavily on alcohol economy to fill its finances

The incumbent government has also opened as many as 182 new bars, taking the total number of bars in the state to 619, after the previous UDF government had shuttered 748 bars.

25 Jan 2021

Debts claimed 25 farmers’ lives in four years

Damage to crops due to flood, failure to repay bank loans on time forced them to take extreme step, says agri min

23 Jan 2021

Privatisation of Thiruvananthapuram airport imminent

The Thiruvananthapuram airport has been privatised disregarding the protests by the airport staff and the state government, which had later lost steam.

21 Jan 2021

Tourism inc wants early vaccine jab for lead workers

The prolonged shutdown due to Covid, two back-to-back floods and Nipah scare, have bled the sector beyond imagination.

19 Jan 2021

Politics of kits burns hole of Rs 4200 crore in coffer

Extension of kit distribution till April may set state exchequer back by additional Rs 1352 crore.

14 Jan 2021

Leopard census: Conservationists cry foul over enumeration method

The leopard population in Kerala has seen a rise from 472 to 650 in the four years between 2014 and 2018 as per the latest census data.

03 Jan 2021

LDF govt passes 19 resolutions in its term, one evokes response

Out of the 19 resolutions moved by the state government, only one resolution had evoked response from the Centre.

01 Jan 2021

CPM fields youths for local body posts with eye on Kerala assembly polls

The Congress and IUML used to witness rebellion by their youth outfits before every election.

28 Dec 2020

Tourism sector manages to shake off gloom finally

The state government decision to allow opening of bars and beer parlours helped the sector register business.

27 Dec 2020

Sangita Iyer, a crusader of mammoth causes

To a large extent Covid-19 virus has helped bring to a halt to the torture meted towards elephant.

24 Dec 2020

New coronavirus variant dashes aviation hopes, upsets non-resident Keralites' plans

A senior official with the Air India Express said that Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait have suspended all flights, including to India.

22 Dec 2020

To take battle to Opposition camp, LDF set to speed up legal proceedings

The investigating officer in the case, the vigilance special cell SP, was summoned to the state police headquarters a couple of weeks before the elections, sources  said.

19 Dec 2020

Erroneous system leaves Covid voters in lurch

In another instance, a family in quarantine in Kottayam had cast votes along with ordinary voters after they were not given postal ballots.

11 Dec 2020

Lobbying on for police chief post likely to fall vacant next month

North Indian lobby of IPS officers in state police force pulls strings for Sudesh Kumar

07 Dec 2020

Guruvayur temple looks for ways to draw devotees

 Faced with shortage in revenue and footfall of devotees, Guruvayur Devaswom has decided to allow darshan inside the inner quadrangle of the temple.

03 Dec 2020