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Stalemate in IRC over nurses’ wages

Managements and nurses’ unions differed on the quantum of minimum wa-ges in private hospitals, leading to a stalemate in the discussions of Indus-trial Relations Committee (IRC) when it met in the cap

Varghese saved 10,000 alcoholics in 13 years


Fifty-year-old Varghese Kandathil claims that he is the happiest man on earth. He has reason to believe so. In the last 13 years, he has saved nearly 10,000 alcoholics from the brink of ruin.

Once an

Third party stretched nurses’ stir to 115 days


The strike at Mar Baselios Medical Mission Hospital, Kothamangalam, dragged on for 115 days despite the effort of the government to settle it, primarily due to two reasons: namely, differences between

Now, church bid to educate teens on sex

Let alone the Catholic Church saying “Yes” to homosexuality and contraceptives, it disapproves of inter-religious and inter-caste marriages in the light of rising divorce rate.

Golden shine on economic zone

Despite its high price, gold continues to give Kerala reasons to cheer up. The latest export earnings of gold jewellery from the Cochin Special Economic Zone (CSEZ) have touched Rs 28,473 crore.


Merit thrown out of single window

The option of school transfer in plus one has led to students with lower marks moving to top schools while those with higher marks are still awaiting admission to the same schools. The single window s

District to receive a power boost


The district will soon have a power boost with the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) getting ready to complete the 220 KV transmission lines to Brahmapuram and Kalamassery by September and thereby

Safely locked... death breaks in


The death of four members of a family, who were trapped in a car that plunged into a rivulet at Puzhayarikandam near Idukki district on Thursday night, has not only brought into focus the dangers invo

Kerala IT exports up by 50 per cent

Kerala’s IT exports grew by nearly 50 per cent in 2011-12, as compared to the previous year. But the Rs 3,618 crore worth software it exported during the fiscal accounted for just one per cent of the

Kerala tops in list of boom cities

The over three-crore population of the state may be small compared to those of the other Indian states and the state’s rate of industrialization negligible.

But some of the fastest growing urban cen

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

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