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A towering loss for Kochi corporation


The cash strapped city corporation has been suffering huge revenue loss as most of the mobile towers in the city are un-assessed and not paying tax.

Though there are nearly 800 mobile towers function

Endless plastic menace


Despite its claim that it is keen to address the plastic menace, the city corporation for the last several months dodged orders of the local self government department to implement the ban on plastic

Kerala launches Nirbhaya for security of women, children


Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men?
— Joseph Conrad

Adding a new chapter to the raging debate of ensuring the safety of women and children

Corporation slips on JNNURM


The Kochi Corporation has failed to implement several projects envisaged under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) Phase-I.

The local body will now have to either abandon or

Tough time ahead for tax evasion squads

It’s going to be a tough time ahead for the cash-strapped city corporation. The special squads of the corporation’s revenue department, constituted to identify tax evasion and unauthorised buildings i

Flexibility in fund utilisation

The government’s decision to give local bodies more flexibility in plan fund utilisation has been welcomed by panchayats and municipalities.

“The new decision will definitely help local bodies in

Plan change for corporation on laptops

Deviating from its earlier plan, the city corporation has decided to go for an open tender for purchasing laptops and tablets for councillors as part of the e-governance programme.

The local self gov

Earthquake may have spurred unusual rain, claims expert

Could the unusually heavy rain the state has received so far this summer have anything to do with changes in the Indian Ocean triggered by the recent earthquake in Sumatra, Indonesia?

Dr. C.K Raja

Thanks to grades, fewer Distress calls

The grading system being used to announce the SSLC results seems to be helping students deal a lot better with examination blues.

Maithri, a suicide prevention centre at Kochi, reports getting far

Drive to net tax evaders in W Island

In a major revenue moppi-ng exercise, a joint team of the city corporation’s reve-nue department and Coch-in Port Trust will on Wedn-esday begin an inspection and assessment drive of buildings on Wil

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