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Report: Kerala high on unemployment at 9.9%

It is a paradox of sorts for a state that depends on the services of 6.5 lakh migrant labourers that it is cited as being among the top in unemployment too.

The just-released report on unemployment,

Climate change hits rejuvenation

Climate change is not just about the melting of the Himalayan glaciers; it appears to be upsetting a tradition of body rejuvenation that is to start a week from now.

Come the Malayalam month of Kark

From film buff to archives man, youth has a way


His life reads like the earlier part of the Italian classic Cinema Paradiso of Giuseppe Tornatore. For Tanseer, a 24-year-old school dropout from Thiruvananthapuram, the flashback of life started when

Now, time for coconut clones


If a rubber clone RRII105 developed by the Rubber Research Institute of India could do wonders to take India to the top in rubber productivity, the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute in Kasar

Nadukkara agro firm production line choked

A month after the government decided to merge the profit-making farmers’ venture, the Nadukkara Agro Processing Company, with the government’s Vegetable and Fruits Promotion Council, Keralam, things h

Ill-health takes toll on state’s economy

The health care sector of the state is failing to address the health needs of the citizens.

While household expenditure on health care is rising, the state is finding it hard to sufficiently finance

Decline brings little cheer to exporters

The rupee fall should have brought a windfall to exporters who would have earned dollars which, when converted to rupee, would mean bigger amounts for every shipment. The rupee fall means much for the

Food-processing a hot sector

Food processing appears to be emerging as a hot sector for investment, if the preliminary meetings recently held across districts as a run-up to the ‘Emerging Kerala’ investor meet to be held in Kochi

Theatre in Kerala on life support


The renowned director Adoor Gopalakrishnan recently said that just as people buy tickets to see films, there should be tickets for theatre too. This will help revive theatre that once flourished in th

Harbour protection eroding Cherai beach

Human intervention in the form of two breakwaters aimed at checking the easy flow of water has proved disastrous, eating into the natural beach along Cherai-Munambam.

A recent study by a team of scie

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