Kerala

Highway widening will be over by 2020

Highway widening will be over by 2020

MoRTH to route ₹26,000 crore through NHAI for works All efforts are being made to widen the 590-km Kasaragod-Thiruvananthapuram National Highway corridor to four/six lanes by December 2020, official sources said. Works to widen the Cherthala-Kazhakuttam corridor will begin in June, while the widening process will get under way on …

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After 782 days, Sreejith calls off his agitation

After 782 days, Sreejith calls off his agitation

CBI records his statement regarding his brother Sreejeev’s alleged custodial death One of the longest solitary protests in front of the Secretariat here came to an end on Wednesday when Sreejith called off his 782-day agitation soon after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) recorded his statement regarding his brother …

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Pampadum Shola has significant population of evasive Nilgiri Marten

Pampadum Shola has significant population of evasive Nilgiri Marten

The number is vital as the global population of the Nilgiri Marten is estimated below 1000. Pampadum Shola National Park located on the southern portion of Western Ghats is a safe haven of rare and most elusive Nilgiri Marten and the proposed eco-tourism activities there require careful planning and regular …

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Endosulfan victims on the warpath

Endosulfan victims on the warpath

Daya Bai says govt ignoring the sufferings of mothers and children Victims of indiscriminate spraying of pesticide endosulfan in Kasaragod district staged a day-long agitation in front of the Secretariat on Tuesday, demanding that the State government implement the Supreme Court order issued in January last year to disburse ₹5 …

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Project to boost cage fish farming launched

Project to boost cage fish farming launched

5,000 fishers to be offered training as part of the initiative The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has launched a project to boost open-sea cage farming as part of efforts to trigger a Blue Revolution in the context of stagnating catch. The project envisages acceleration of cage fish production …

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Lawyer turns Good Samaritan as accident victim lies unattended

Lawyer turns Good Samaritan as accident victim lies unattended

Saji Anto of Thrissur had fallen from the fourth floor of a hotel on M.G. Road A High Court lawyer turned Good Samaritan and offered help to take a seriously injured person to hospital, while many others remained mute spectators to an accident that occurred near Padma Junction here on …

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Payouts to dog-bite victims painful, Kerala tells SC

Payouts to dog-bite victims painful, Kerala tells SC

Compensation of over ₹20 lakh ordered in some cases is proving unaffordable, says State government The Kerala government is unhappy that a Supreme Court-appointed committee is ordering overly generous compensation to dog-bite victims in the State, touching even ₹20 lakh. The Pinarayi Vijayan government has complained to the Supreme Court that its …

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Pinarayi for battle against pseudoscience

Pinarayi for battle against pseudoscience

Urges mass movement against superstitious beliefs, seeks measures to deal with disease outbreaks Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has called for a mass movement to protect science and wage a battle against superstitious beliefs and rituals at a time when ‘those in power’ were propagating ‘pseudoscience’. Inaugurating the 30th Kerala Science …

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Film city plan on fast track

Film city plan on fast track

Firm selected to prepare detailed project report Giving momentum to the proposal to set up a ₹250-crore film city and multi-purpose film festival complex at Chitranjali Studio here, PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt Ltd has been entrusted with preparing the Detailed Project Report for the project. The firm bagged the work through an …

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Kerala Literature Festival from February 8

Kerala Literature Festival from February 8

‘No Democracy without Dissent’ will be theme of third edition of KLF The third edition of Kerala Literature Festival (KLF) will get under way in Kozhikode on February 8, DC Books CEO Ravi Deecee has said. The KLF, according to him, has emerged as the second biggest after the Jaipur Literature Festival, …

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