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S.M. Street fire: PIL filed for probe

Kozhikode: A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the High Court of Kerala seeking a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the mysterious fire that broke out at the commercial Sweet Meat (S.M.) Street here in April 2007 which resulted in …

Some parties backing terror groups: Youth Congress chief

PALAKKAD: Ashok Tanwar, MP and Youth Congress president, has alleged that some political parties are supporting terrorist groups to achieve their narrow political interests by playing vote-bank politics.Inaugurating an Youth Congress campaign against terrorism and for protecting national integration here on Sunday Mr. Tanwar said …

Valliyoorkkavu Festival

Located high in the Wayanad Hills at Valliyoorkkavu, 3 kms from Mananthavady town, the temple is dedicated to goddess Bhagavathy. The idol of the temple is believed to be self- manifested and the annual festival is held in March. The traditional ritual of the Kalamezhuthu …

Supplyco sales at market rates: Chennithala

Thiruvananthapuram: KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala alleged here on Tuesday that the Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation (Supplyco) was selling essential commodities at open market prices, instead of effectively intervening in the market to sell products at lower prices.In a statement here, Mr. Chennithala criticised Food …

Provide interest-free education loans: Kodiyeri

KOZHIKODE: Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has called upon cooperative banks to give interest-free education loans.He also urged the banks to increase financial assistance to farmers. Inaugurating the valedictory session of the State-level programmes organised to mark the 54th all-India Cooperative Week celebrations, Mr. Balakrishnan said …

Minister to open VFPCK facilities at Alathur

¬†PALAKKAD: A seed processing centre of the Vegetable and Fruit Promotion Council Keralam (VFPCK), a government undertaking, will be inaugurated by Minister for Agriculture Mullakkara Ratnakaran at Alathur on November 28.A seed training institute, a vegetable seed unit, a tissue culture laboratory, and vegetable and …

Ensure water for paddy crop, says Chandy

PALAKKAD: Leader of the Opposition Oommen Chandy has urged the State government to ensure irrigation water for the second crop of paddy being cultivated in the Chittur area by taking up immediate reconstruction of the breached portions of the right bank canal of the Moolathara …

Civil Supplies staff oppose inspections

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala Civil Supplies Officers Federation has registered protest against the resumption of inspection of supply offices by officials of the Revenue Department.N. Rajendran, president, and Kariyam Vijayakumar, general secretary of the Federation, said in a statement here on Thursday that the inspections were …

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Mani seeks political intervention

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Congress (M) leader K.M. Mani on Thursday called for political intervention with Central assistance to bring down the water level in the Mullaperiyar dam in the backdrop of fresh leakages detected at the century-old structure. In a statement here, Mr. Mani expressed concern …