Rajesh Abraham

Employers owe whopping Rs 1,200 crore to Keralites who returned from Gulf

Shocking revelation by ‘Kerala Wage Theft’ study. Says access to justice mechanisms difficult

31 Jul 2021

Shortage of officers? Key posts not yet filled by Kerala govt

Admn seems to be in no hurry to fill several posts that have been lying vacant or those that are handled by officers in a stop-gap arrangement

15 Jul 2021

How KITEX saga exposes Kerala's business-unfriendly image

Sometime in the early 1980s, Malayalis were asked to name one most important investment they want to see in Kerala. 

11 Jul 2021

Excess staffing? An agricultural officer for every 141 hectares in Kerala when Karnataka has one for 1,425 hectares

While Karnataka employs only 7,775, Telangana has an even fewer number of staff — 6,292 — in its agriculture department. 

05 Jul 2021

NRI deposits at banks in Kerala stand at Rs 2.27 lakh crore for 2020

The NRI deposits should not be confused with remittances, which are foreign currency funds sent by the expatriates to families and relatives for maintenance and upkeep.

28 Jun 2021

Gulf expats may not travel home this holiday season due to rising Covid cases in Kerala

Uncertainty over return journeys, high cost of quarantining in hotels there and stringent requirements for travel make them wary

25 Jun 2021

COVID deals a lethal blow to merchants in Kerala

Shakeel PM, who along with his brother Siraj, runs a shop in Kochi’s Broadway Street, has seen his business plummet since the outbreak of the pandemic.

21 Jun 2021

Thrikkakara Cooperative Hospital, a success story of People’s Plan Campaign, completes 22 years 

For emergency treatment or where patients need to be admitted, there were no hospitals in Thrikkakara.

14 Jun 2021

Maldives model spells ecological and social disaster for Lakshadweep: Tourism expert

The rules stipulated that Bangaram should not have a carrying capacity of more than 100 people at a time — 60 people for its 30 rooms and 40 support staff.

11 Jun 2021

Kerala Budget 2021: Half a dose

KN Balagopal focuses on Kerala’s health in maiden budget, Covid-hit economy has to wait. Rs 20,000-crore Covid package, Rs 1,500 crore for free vaccination, hospital upgrade find place.

05 Jun 2021

Kochi, Beypore ports may lose out as Lakshadweep administrator promotes Mangaluru

Munshid Ali, member, Beypore Port Advisory Council, Calicut Chamber of Commerce, said Kerala is losing out in terms of tax revenues too as the business moves to Mangaluru.

26 May 2021

Pressure mounts on Kerala govt to classify bank employees as frontline workers

He said bank employees are also facing innumerable problems in commuting to their branches and offices due to curbs imposed by the various state governments.

25 May 2021

New LoP VD Satheesan, an environmentalist who stands for sustainable development

Jose Dominic, a veteran of the Kerala tourism industry, said Satheesan’s elevation is looked upon with high expectations not just by the Congress party workers but also by the public in general.

24 May 2021

Venugopal emerges as new power centre, checkmates Chandy-Chennithala game

 The Congress’ move to make V D Satheesan the Leader of Opposition indicates the changing power equation in the grand old party in Kerala, with K C Venugopal emerging stronger.

23 May 2021

Shaky finances and depleting revenues welcome new Kerala FM Balagopal

Balagopal was in the spotlight for his tough stance on the GST as CPM's deputy leader at the Rajya Sabha in 2017, when the state finance minister Isaac was gung-ho on the new tax regime.

21 May 2021

We’ll feel pinch if petroleum, liquor brought under GST: Fin Min Balagopal

The focus will now be on helping people who have lost their livelihoods and to support farmers, he added.

21 May 2021

K-DISC to be Pinarayi 2.0’s showpiece institution

Will drive jobs, growth by building skills of knowledge workers to suit competencies for global job market; to be developed as institution par excellence, says Isaac

18 May 2021

Work from home: Many IT professionals return from other states to Kerala

Economists feel that if WFH becomes norm and many mid-to senior-level professionals decide to settle down in Kerala, it will have a multiplier effect on the state economy.

10 May 2021

With decisive mandate, Pinarayi 2.0 to go for mega infrastructure push

How well he tackles the KSRTC's bloated labour issues and unbundling of KSEB will define him in second term.

04 May 2021

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