M S Vidyanandan

12,000 beneficiaries avail Medisep claims worth Rs 40 crore in 38 days

Government’s flagship scheme was launched on July 1 | Implemented through Oriental Insurance Company, it covers 11 lakh employees and pensioners and 23 lakh dependents

12 Aug 2022

Real estate regulator for home buyers’ assn to monitor work progress

Though a forum of such consumers has the backing of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, it is yet to gain traction here.

06 Aug 2022

Food commission loses way with no PDS shop-level panel formed

As per the NFSA, vigilance committees are to be formed at the fair price shop, taluk, district and state levels.

04 Aug 2022

Pinarayi’s vow on new GST hollow, rate already notified by Kerala

It’s also impractical as a law must be passed; tweaking software only for Kerala traders unlikely

27 Jul 2022

968 girls born per 1,000 boys in 2020 in Kerala

In a significant development, Kerala registered a rise in the number of newborn girls in 2020.

20 Jul 2022

Beverages corp to open 243 new premium walk-in outlets in state

The government has given the Kerala State Beverages Corporation (Bevco) approval to open 243 new premium walk-in liquor outlets.

17 Jul 2022

76% of funds for salary payment, Vimukthi Mission to lose steam

The allocation has left limited scope for the mission’s outreach programmes

15 Jul 2022

Kerala govt spends big to hire lawyers from outside

As many as 19 advocates represented the state government in 32 cases during the tenure of the first Pinarayi Vijayan government and the first year of his second term.

13 Jul 2022

Onam Lottery: At Rs 25 crore, it’s bumper this festive season in Kerala

Sources said this year’s prize structure is beyond comparison with the previous editions in many aspects. 

12 Jul 2022

Govt flays Kerala HC-appointed high-power panel on Sabarimala master plan

Devaswom minister says committee has failed to use budgetary allocation over years

05 Jul 2022

Kerala stares at huge cut in borrowings as Centre tightens reins

The gross borrowing figure reflects the actual borrowing till date while net borrowings indicate only the outstanding sum of the borrowed money.

30 Jun 2022

Centre forced Kerala’s exit from pension funding

In a letter accessed by TNIE, the Union ministry asked the state to provide correct and complete information on off-budget borrowings by KIIFB and KSSPL.

28 Jun 2022

Tax revision to give civic bodies breather

Lowering taxation eligibility of buildings from 60 sq m to 50 sq m will see more buildings coming under the tax net

23 Jun 2022

Kerala heading for huge debt trap, warns RBI

A Reserve Bank of India article has named Kerala among the five highly stressed states with high indebtedness requiring urgent corrective measures.

19 Jun 2022

Biometric check for welfare pensioners set for trial 

Identification aims to keep a tab on unspent funds with societies, prevent misappropriation of money by home-delivery agents.

19 Jun 2022