Krishna Kumar K.E.

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Goods train yard to get shunted out !


The state often finds itself at the losing end every time the railway budget is announced as it gets only peanuts in terms of new services or infrastructure development projects.

And now, as if to r

Vacation time! What now?


Summer vacations have arrived. No more butterflies in the stomach over algebraic equations or periodic table sequences, just fun and laughter with one’s peers.

For some the break means travelling, ot

Gazetted post for KSRTC drivers

The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) plans to introduce the post of Vehicle Mobility Officer, first suggested by Balakrishna Pillai during his brief term as transport minister in the

Now, RFID devices to track jumbos

After the ten-digit micro-chip implantation and the data book compilation, the state forest department is keen on undertaking more efforts to check the misuse of elephants and related rule violations.

New move to boost jumbo ownership transfer?


Ever since the buying and selling of elephants was banned under the Wildlife Protection Act, traders have tried to finds ways to bypass the law. Money is exchanged under the guise of “gifting” elephan

Silent, high-speed danger on the tracks


The clamour for MEMU services linking some of the southern towns and Ernakulam is slowly giving way to some worry over the silent, high speed trains’ potential for danger, as the train service has beg

Centre raises ‘objection’ to Kerala norms


After the controversy over the UDF government’s decision to allot permission to more private schools, the centre and the state are heading for a conflict over the ‘tough’ norms for the granting of no

No room for ROBs in budget

Even as the Railway Minister, Dinesh Trivedi, promised to fast-track elimination of level crossings, a key project to construct ROBs at vital locations submitted by the Roads and Bridges Development C

Cash-strapped RTC offers more for staff


KSRTC employees may be in for a steep pay hike as the management and the unions have reportedly agreed on revising the wages to bring them on par with other government enterprises.

“After around eigh

Chilli-coated rope fencing to deter elephants

Soon, chilli-coated rope fences will be installed extensively to deter crop-raiding elephants from entering villages lying close to the forests, especially in divisions under the Aanamudi elephant ran

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