Cardamom growers in distress as price plummets

Registering a 82% dip, price of Idukki’s small cardamom decreased from over Rs 5,000/kg in June 2019 to Rs  900 now

20 Jun 2022

No effort being made to attract riders to Kochi Metro: Metroman

As the principal advisor to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, E Sreedharan deserves a lion’s share of the credit in Kochi Metro becoming a reality.

17 Jun 2022

Some gain, some lose but none happy as digital land resurvey continues

Ratheesh (name changed) has seen his ancestral property in Idukki’s Thodupuzha increase by 16 cents after the resurvey of his family’s holding of nearly 2.5 acres of land.

11 Jun 2022

In search of a simple Kerala meal

‘Kochi pazhya Kochi alla’ (Kochi is not the same old Kochi anymore), this dialogue from an Amal Neerad film has become part of our collective memory.

02 Jun 2022

Oil palm cultivation to get massive push in Kerala

Govt aims to double area under cultivation to reduce dependence on imports, to offer subsidies and price support

27 May 2022

Gulf returnee Keralites frustrated over bleak labour market

New study says nearly 70% of the returnees from the West Asian countries remains jobless without any income and want to remigrate

10 May 2022

AAP-Twenty20 combo to add spice in Thrikkakara bypoll

Most notably that of food security, health security, agriculture, and poverty alleviation, according to Sabu. 

04 May 2022

Rs 300-crore export company in Kerala may shift to Tamil Nadu after stir by BMS

A Kochi-based company with Rs 300-crore export turnover and employing 250 people (100 on contract) is the latest victim of the militant trade unionism in the state.

30 Apr 2022

Irregularities to the tune of Rs 2.18 crore detected in FACT fertiliser sales

The Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore (FACT) is in a spot of bother with a shortage in fertiliser stock, valued at Rs 2.185 crore, being detected in a depot.

29 Apr 2022

Eight years in UAE jail, no word yet on Keralite’s release

 While Tharoor informed the family that the Ministry of External Affairs has promised to intervene, there’s no visible progress. 

23 Apr 2022

Tepid response to tenders for beach, water villas in Lakshadweep

This has forced the administration to extend the tender deadline for the third time.

19 Apr 2022

Dutch team visit next week to push Wayanad coffee to the world stage

Will teach farmers ways to make more money even as they resort to carbon-neutral initiatives

15 Apr 2022

Pension load high, experts call for overhaul

Say exhaustive restructuring of pension system, including rethink on ‘unsustainable’ statutory pensions, is required

05 Apr 2022

Kerala set to prepare data bank of Malayalis abroad

Move will help the state find the number of Malayalis working abroad, especially in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand

21 Mar 2022

Kerala revenue up by 20.77%, but salary outgo cause for worry

It’s not because of increased central transfers but people contributed more to exchequer; state govt still constrained by salary outgo 

17 Mar 2022