Kerala

Formalin-laced fish seized

Formalin-laced fish seized

The State Food Safety wing officials during inspection on Sunday seized 6,000 kg of fish preserved using formalin (formaldehyde) at the inter-State border check-post at Walayar in Palakkad. The seized fish — prawn/shrimp — had been brought in from Andhra Pradesh and preliminary examination using rapid detection strip tests, developed …

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Pinarayi-Modi stand-off takes a political hue

Pinarayi-Modi stand-off takes a political hue

LDF decries Centre’s step-motherly attitude to State Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s strong stand against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for the latter’s refusal to meet him to discuss the State’s development issues, is developing into a full-scale political stand-off, going beyond a Centre-State issue. Mr. Vijayan had pointed out to the …

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Type-3 dengue infection confirmed

Type-3 dengue infection confirmed

Official sources said all the four types of dengue infections have been found in Pathanamthitta Presence of the fatal type-3 dengue virus in a patient afflicted with dengue fever has sent alarm bells in the public health sector of Pathanamthitta. District Medical Officer A.L. Sheeja told The Media that the Health Department …

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Pinarayi stages protest in Delhi seeking coach factory in Kerala

Pinarayi stages protest in Delhi seeking coach factory in Kerala

Demands coach factory in Palakkad In an unprecedented protest, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, along with parliamentarians from the Left parties, staged a dharna on Friday in front of the Rail Bhavan against the Railway Ministry’s decision to scrap the proposed ₹550 crore coach factory in Palakkad district. ‘Federal spirit flouted’ Questioning …

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Drive to clear sanctuary of invasive plants

Drive to clear sanctuary of invasive plants

Nearly 3,000 sq km of the region, including 3 forest divisions in Wayanad, infested with alien plants The Forest and Wildlife Department will launch a special drive with the support of the public to curb the wild growth of invasive alien plants which are posing a threat to the flora …

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Kerala scraps plantation tax

Kerala scraps plantation tax

Government also decides to freeze the collection of Agricultural Income Tax (AIT) from the plantation sector. Kerala has decided to scrap the plantation tax in view of the crisis in the sector. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a statement in the Assembly on Thursday that the government has decided to …

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It’s rank season for this boy

It’s rank season for this boy

Amal Mathew opts for engg physics programme in IIT This was a season of entrance examination ranks at Pullankunnel House at Kuruppanthara as Amal Mathew, the eldest of the two sons of Mathew Joseph, who is working as a college professor in Oman, and his wife Jancy Mathew, a homemaker, …

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KEAM 2018 results: Boys sweep top ranks

KEAM 2018 results: Boys sweep top ranks

Amal Mathew tops in engineering stream, Jes Maria Benny in State medical list Boys seem to have swept the engineering ranks, securing 90 out of the top 100 ranks in the Kerala Engineering, Architecture, Medical (KEAM) Entrance examinations 2018, while maintaining a slight edge in the State rank list for …

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Farmers face a double whammy

Farmers face a double whammy

Nipah scare and monsoon havoc have kept customers away Abdullakutty was a regular at the weekly auction at the Agricultural Urban Wholesale Market, Vengeri, for the past few years until the Nipah scare struck Kozhikode district a month ago. The 50-year-old farmer from Manjeri used to take a tonne of …

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Gung-hooooo… and throbbing for football

Gung-hooooo... and throbbing for football

Shaiju Damodaran’s World Cup commentary in Malayalam has set the airwaves on fire The world stood still for a minute when Cristiano Ronaldo netted a classic free kick in the dying minutes of Portugal’s World Cup match against Spain on Friday. But, one man in the ESPN commentary box was …

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