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Stifling voices of protest


Posters threatening writer C.V. Balakrishnan who decried the gruesome murder of T.P. Chandrasekharan were posted in front of his house on Friday. Kerala has been shocked at the intolerance which indic

Home budgets go through the roof


The steep hike in petrol price has come as a shock to many. But how many among us are ready to cut consumption of fast depleting fossil fuels? DC tries to find out.

While the recent highest ever hik

Chit fund firms in Kerala cheer Supreme Court ruling


The apex court ruling to bring chit funds under a uniform Central law will mean much to the whole business so unique to the state. Deccan Chronicle looks into the gamut of the big business

The aroun

Pak for doubling Indian tea import


Close on the heels of the Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari’s visit, a 13-member tea trade delegation is in the country.

A meeting with members of the Indian Tea Association in Kolkata on Tuesday

V-Guard: Young MD takes guard


The CPI(M) 20th party congress is on in Kozhikode and in Kochi the youngest scion of V-Guard has taken over. Coincidental but also significant in that V-Guard has debunked the notion that Kerala has

Pranab refuses to anchor here


The Union Budget has failed to meet the expectations of the Kochi port, which has been given a plan allocation of only Rs 25 crore towards rail connectivity to the Vallarpadam terminal and has receive

Pledge more gold for NBFC loans


A Reserve Bank ‘intervention’ has taken the shine out of the firms extending finance against pledged gold, and made things difficult for people banking on these firms for such loans. Customers will no

Probe focuses on Italian captain

The authorities are examining the possibility of destruction of crucial evidence on the Italian vessel Enrica Lexie by its captain Umberto Vitelli, and the emails sent out from the ship immediately after it was cornered by the Navy and the Coast Guard.

Noose tightens on 'Enrica Lexie' captain Umberto Vitelli

From intentional destruction of the crucial evidence on the Italian vessel Enrica Lexie to emails sent out from the ship immediately after it was cornered by the Navy and the Coast Guard, the law is c

Sea killing: Voice data from ship not available


An attempt by the crew of the Italian ship to 'intentionally destroy crucial evidence by not switching on the voice data recorder' is suspected, as the investigations by the mercantile marine departme

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