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Maximum boom cities in Kerala, Maharashtra

The 3.3 crore population of Kerala may be small compared to other Indian states and the state’s rate of industrialisation is something it has never been proud of. But some of the fastest growing urban

‘Luxury car smuggler got Indian embassy help’


The Indian embassy in UAE allowed Alex C. Joseph, who smuggled in nearly 450 luxury cars from the Gulf countries between 1997 and 2000 through several Indian ports including Kochi, to renew his passpo

‘Tainted’ Mar Clemis keeps off church panel


Kuriakose Mar Clemis, former Idukki metropolitan of Malankara Jacobite Syrian Church, who claimed he paid the church hierarchy Rs 3 crore to become a bishop, has given a slip to the panel probing the

Infopark-II will have mall, hotel


Social infrastructure has received prime of place in Infopark’s phase-II plans, with as much as 30 per cent of the 160 acres being left for a school, hospital, five-star hotel, shopping mall, boat clu

IRC deadlock over Balaraman report

The issue of a wage hike for nurses and other para medical staff dragged, as private hospital managements sought to reject the Balaraman panel report.

The third meeting of the Industrial Relations Co

Soon you can order a fish bread!


Have you ever tasted fish bread? If not, you may be able to do so soon, thanks to a novel initiative of Kochi-based Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) to develop value-added fish product

SEZ status delay hurts SmartCity

The entire land holding of SmartCity is yet to be notified by the centre as a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) thereby delaying its marketing campaign (road shows) across India and abroad.

Kochi SmartCity

Kochi soon to have visitors’ centre for tourists


The Ernakulam District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) will open a Visitors’ Centre on its premises near Rajendra Maidan here, by August, in a move to address the complaints that there’s no centraliz

IRC helpless on demand for quota

A long-standing demand of male nurses for 35 per cent reservation remains a distant dream with the Indus-trial Relations Committee (IRC) that went into the Balaraman panel report expressing its helple

‘Amend law to settle land shortage’

In a move that may kick up a fresh row, the industries department has sought an amendment to the Kerala Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland Act 2008 to help new industrial units overcome acute pauc

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