Kerala

Farming materials to be monitored

Farming materials to be monitored

Agriculture department forms enforcement wing Farmers in the State can now look forward to seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides of better quality. The Agriculture Department has constituted an enforcement wing to keep a constant tab on the quality of material used by farmers and to ensure compliance with statutory regulations. The …

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Zoo could do with a ‘pied piper’

Zoo could do with a ‘pied piper’

Rats are multiplying and barn owls have been given the job of killing them Rats can be a real menace, and the city zoo has its share of them. Recently, the zoo authorities realised that the open enclosure housing nilgai and barking deer had become infested with rats. The officials …

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GST billing made easy

GST billing made easy

Cherthala Infopark-based start-up develops GST billing software A software start-up at the Cherthala Infopark, Calsys Communications Private Limited, has developed a software GOGSTONLINE, which, the company claims is a user-friendly Goods and Services Tax (GST) solution for the business community. Talking to The Media, chief executive officer Tojo P.Thomas claimed …

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Kerala Law Academy students end stir

The 29-day stir at the Kerala Law Academy Law College here came to end on Wednesday after the conciliatory talks chaired by Education Minister C.Raveendranath with representatives of student organisations and the management. As per the agreement, P.Lekshmi Nair will be removed from the post of Principal, based on the …

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Salt-tolerant paddy brings hope to farmers

Scientists at the Rice Research Station of the Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) at Vyttila have successfully completed the first phase of field trials of a new variety of paddy tolerant to salinity intrusion, a major challenge faced by lowland farmers in Kerala. The new variety was engineered in 2015 by …

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Govt. can take over law academy land: report

Recommendation to remove hotel and bank from college campus : Principal Secretary (Revenue and Housing) P.H. Kurian has recommended the resumption of a portion of the land, possessed by the Kerala Law Academy Law College, and an inquiry into possible alterations made in the society’s Memorandum of Association (MoA) after …

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Astrophysicist reminiscences how college shaped his universe

Thanu Padmanabhan delivers lecture as part of University College jubilee It was a day of homecoming on Wednesday for Pune-based astrophysicist Thanu Padmanabhan as he paid a visit to University College here, his alma mater. Dr. Padmanabhan, a Distinguished Professor at the Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, …

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Missing IS backers active on social media: NIA

At least two men left India as early as 2015; all the 14 persons travelled to Iran before going off the radar A probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has revealed details of the exit of 14 persons from Kerala and the adults among them suspected to have joined …

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