M S Vidyanandan

Striking it rich from golden fibre

Dehusking, the process of extracting fibre from retted coconut husk, still has dedicated workers. However, not many youth are taking it up

10 hours ago

Petrol price, liquor: Kerala bags Rs 916 crore more in three months

The spike in petrol prices and increased tax revenue from liquor sale are turning out to be a big relief to the cash-strapped Kerala government.

02 Mar 2021

Illegal beneficiaries of pension scheme to face music

Defrauded money to be deducted from ineligible govt pensioners who availed benefits

21 Feb 2021

Sex workers in Kerala to get priority ration cards

Sex workers in the state will be given ration cards under priority category without considering their financial status.

14 Feb 2021

Before rate change, Rs 3,000 crore pours into treasury savings bank accounts

Kerala’s economy is not credit-driven and the pandemic failed to make a big impact on the income of the salaried class, pensioners and a majority of non-resident Keralites, Narayana said.

08 Feb 2021

Kerala: Postal Deparment’s doorstep ATM a big hit, what you need to know

The doorstep ATM scheme of the Kerala Postal Circle is a big hit in the state with 10.38 lakh transactions since the project was launched in September 2019.

20 Dec 2020

Child mortality down, but vaccination too dips in Kerala

Mothers who had at least four antenatal care visits were 78.6 as against the previous 90.01.

13 Dec 2020

Treasuries dept’s savings bank ops come under AG’s office scanner

The Accountant General’s (AG) Office is examining the legality of the savings bank under the State Treasuries Department, it is reliably learnt.

08 Dec 2020

Mismanagement of deposits causing losses to CM’s distress relief fund

As per the reply, the interest credited to the flood relief account was only `8.40 crore (as against the entitled amount of `8.82 crore).

06 Dec 2020

Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board controversy: State gearing up for tough legal battle

The Kerala government is set to argue that the RBI has better resources as well as understanding regarding the matter, when compared to CAG.

23 Nov 2020

KFC’s NPA shoots up as film cos, bar owners default on repayment

A film that made into the Rs 100 crore club was cited by the KFC officers as an example of a wilful defaulter.

21 Nov 2020

Varkala Taluk Hospital to act as poll plank for LDF, UDF

Left front claims state govt invested `5.50 cr to modernise hospital

15 Nov 2020

Covid fight: RBI praises Kerala's health sector, local self-governments

The report delves deeper into various roles of the LSGs like spreading awareness, implementation of quarantine and lockdown guidelines, and reaching essential services to people under quarantine.

31 Oct 2020

High demand from North India pushes egg price up

The Egg price has scaled a new high of Rs 6 a piece this October.

24 Oct 2020

Weekly markets come to the rescue of farmers

Ecoshop hosts a market on Thursdays from 9am to 11am at Anad junction, in which vegetables, plantains and tubers produced by local farmers are put for sale.

27 Sep 2020