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District hospitals short of nurses

A crisis seems to be looming large in the government health sector with the sudden shortage of staff nurses in government hospitals in the district.

Many of the temporary staff who were posted in th

Degree must for motor vehicle inspectors soon

After shortening the posting period of motor vehicles department officials, the government now plans to bring in more changes in the department, including raising the basic qualification for MV inspec

Low-floor buses back on roads

Missed some of those comfy rides in the plush, orange Volvo air-conditioned buses that stood in the garage for over two weeks as KSRTC could not meet the repair bills that totalled over Rs 40 lakhs?

Are railway passengers sitting ducks?


The recent incident on Piravom road, Kerala, where a bomb was placed on the rail track and remained there undetected, for close to nine hours, is an eye opener for railway police and authorities.


No more detours to plan bus travels

Kerala State Road Trans-port Corporation (KSRTC) has finally acted on its long-held promise and made its website passenger-friendly. Commuters can soon log on to and get all essentia

SMS & pedal to your destinations

Tired of skirmishing with autowallas? Fed up with fare charges? Weary of the long wait for buses?
From next week, Kochiites will be able to cycle short distances without bothering to return the bicycl

Elias George to take charge tomorrow

Power secretary Elias George, who will take charge as the new managing director of Kochi Metro Rail Ltd on Monday, has two major issues on his list of priorities.

The first, to get the funds sanctio

Vehicle-or-machine row is now worth crores


Is a container loader, used in loading and unloading containers from trailers, a vehicle or an equipment?

This dispute between the Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) and the Kerala State Industrial Enter

KSRTC’s legal counsel system may come back

For a minute, onlookers would have mistaken a meet of KSRTC officials at the Guest House in Ernakulam for some advocate’s function, as a majority of those present there were lawyers!

The meeting was

No separate zone in sight for state: Dreams Derail


After years of indecision, the Railways recently set up a committee to study the long-pending demand for a separate zone for Kerala, where almost all major rail projects go “dead slow” for want of fun

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