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Construction sector suffers due to sand scarcity

Kochi: The construction sector in the state, already suffering due to economic slowdown is feeling the pangs of sand scarcity. Since the availability of natural sand – a major ingredient in concrete – is getting shorter day by day many ongoing projects are facing a deadlock. …

Govt should take an active role in reaching development: CM

Govt should take an active role in reaching development: CM

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan said news channels were currently providing inadequate space for development-oriented reporting which was why state government decided to start a news division which would supply video clippings of development activities to channels.Inaugurating the electronics media division of the Information …

HC stays magistrate’s order in Muthoot case

Kochi: The Kerala High court stayed a magistrate’s order returning the charge sheet in the Paul Muthoot George murder case. A division bench comprising Chief Justice S.R. Bannurmath and Justice A.K. Basheer Wednesday issued the order while admitting a writ petition by the government challenging …

Six arrested in Pozhiyur clash

Thiruvananthapuram: Police arrested six persons in connection with the death of a fisherman at a fishing hamlet near here on Christmas day.Arulappan Shinkaran who was admitted to the medical college here following the skirmish over drinking water succumbed to his injuries Friday. Eight others injured …

Soofiya Madhani gets bail

Soofiya Madhani gets bail

Kochi: Soofiya Madhani, wife of PDP chief Abdul Nazer Madhani, on Wednesday got conditional bail from the Ernakulam Sessions Court here. The court has asked Soofiya not to go outside the Ernakulam district.The court decided to take up the case accepting the plea of advocate …

Smart City delay because of Tecom: Power Minister

Smart City delay because of Tecom: Power Minister

Kottayam: Power minister A.K.Balan said if Tecom firther delays the Smart City project  they should be dropped from the partnership. Accusing the Tecom of delaying the project on ’one pretext after another’ Balan said around 246 acres of land has been given to Tecom. This includes …

Programme to make the State starvation-free

Programme to make the State starvation-free

KOTTAYAM: The State government is moving ahead with a programme to make the State starvation-free, Fisheries Minister S. Sarma has said. Inaugurating the EMS Housing Project here on Thursday, Mr. Sarma said the State government had ensured rice at Rs.2 per kg to BPL families, …

Minister inaugurated second Technolodge

Minister inaugurated second Technolodge

Kollam: Kerala’s has got the second state-of-the-art Technolodge at Perinad near Kollam. Technolodge, a new concept aimed at developing IT and ITeS infrastructure in tier 3 cities in the state for an inclusive growth of the knowledge industry was inaugurated by State Minister for Local …

Christmas was celebrated

Christmas was celebrated with religious fervour and traditional gaiety in the state on Friday.Hundreds of believers gathered for the Christmas day Mass in churches in all parts of the state.  People belonging to other communities also joined the celebrations at Christian homes. They exchanged gifts …

Chennithala refutes Karunakaran’s charge

Chennithala refutes Karunakaran’s charge

 Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee President Ramesh Chennithala Friday refuted senior party leader K Karunakaran’s charge that his supporters were being ignored in the process of membership enrolment. “KPCC has made foolproof arrangements for enrolment of all those who are interested in joining the party,” Chennithala …

Madhani withdraws decision regarding indefinite fast

Alappuzha: PDP leader Abdul Naseer Madani, whose wife Sufiya was arrested in connection with a bus burning case, Thursday decided not to go on fast before the secretariat as announced earlier.The decision was taken at the PDP state committee meet held Thursday. Madhani had earlier …

Price rise: State seeks package

Price rise: State seeks package

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Food Minister C. Divakaran on Tuesday asked the Centre to take over the procurement and distribution of essential commodities. He also demanded that the Centre sanction to the State a special package for checking price rise since Kerala is a consumer State.The State government …