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‘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

Divided over A Report


The battlelines have been drawn up over the S. Balaraman committee report with nurses’ organisations seeking its immediate implementation and hospital managements threatening to shut down hospitals if

Dip in groundwater a worry


Commercial exploitation of groundwater poses a challenge to the state government and local self-governments as summer begins to scorch the land leading to drying up of wells.

The previous LDF governm

‘Safe’ tag for pesticide-filled water!


Deccan Chronicle checked with the government laboratories about their preparedness to check the pesticide level in water and found that none of them has taken this threat seriously.

The National Inst

Skeptics pooh-pooh govt claims!


Despite apprehensions that the tourism season could bear the brunt of a European economic slowdown this time, state government figures show that the foreign tourist inflow to the state went up by 11.1

M.J. Jacob knocked out in first round itself

The counting of votes in Piravom, held at the Nirmala Junior School at Moovattupuzha that is the alma mater of UDF candidate Anoop Jacob, took about two hours to complete on Wednesday. But, it was a k

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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.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.