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Green crackers make Sivakasi see red

Green crackers make Sivakasi see red

India’s fireworks manufacturing hub is up in arms against the recent ban on all firecrackers that are not ‘green crackers’. While it is imperative to switch to less polluting crackers, how robust was the consultative process and the scientific research that formed the basis of the ban? P.V. Srividya reports …

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Liberation Day celebrated with fanfare despite rain

Liberation Day celebrated with fanfare despite rain

Chief Minister announces plan to set up a ₹350-crore Oceanarium at Manapet The Liberation Day of Puducherry was celebrated with much fanfare on Thursday. It was on November 1 that the then French establishments of Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam merged de facto with the Indian union, bidding farewell to …

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Decks cleared for turning INS Viraat into museum

Decks cleared for turning INS Viraat into museum

State Cabinet clears ₹852 crore proposal to run it on PPP mode Mumbai: The State Cabinet on Thursday approved the proposal to establish a maritime museum on board INS Viraat, the world’s oldest aircraft carrier, which was decommissioned in March 2017. The museum will come up through public-private partnership and is …

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Festive season fails to rev up car sales

Festive season fails to rev up car sales

High fuel, interest rates keep buyers away; car makers post marginal increase Car sales remained largely muted in October despite the start of festive season, mainly due to subdued consumer sentiment as a result of high fuel prices and interest rates. Market leader Maruti Suzuki posted a marginal increase of …

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Vigilant public imperative to democracy, says CEO

Vigilant publVigilant public imperative to democracy, says CEOic imperative to democracy, says CEO

‘They should play a vital role in implementing model code of conduct’ The Chief Electoral Officer, Telangana, Rajat Kumar, urged the civil society organisations to play their role during elections, and mobilise public for better implementation of model code of conduct. He made this appeal at an interactive session organised …

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Ezhuthachan Puraskaram for M. Mukundan

Ezhuthachan Puraskaram for M. Mukundan

Ezhuthachan Puraskaram for M. Mukundan Writer M. Mukundan has been selected for the Ezhuthachan Puraskaram, the top literary award instituted by the State government. Named after Ezhuthachan, the father of Malayalam language, the award carries a cash prize of ₹5,00,000 and a citation. The jury chaired by Kerala Sahitya Academy president Vaisakhan …

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Youth urged to explore Malayalam for creative expressions

Kerala Piravi Day celebrated across district The district observed Kerala Piravi Day on Thursday with a call to the youth to explore the possibilities of Malayalam for creative expressions. People clad in the traditional Kerala attire set the mood in most celebration venues, where music too hit the right note …

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