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AP, Maharashtra set to ban pan masala


Following in the footsteps of Kerala which, on May 22, banned pan masala and gutka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra are set to ban the two substances that are harmful to health.

According to top offic

A library which doesn’t allow members inside


Even as the state is observing Reading Week, the Aluva municipality which runs a library named after famed literary figure Kuttippuzha Krishna Pillai, refuses to allow members inside the library to pi

Is merit not a privilege?


It’s more than a decade since the self-financing sector has been unleashed on the professional course sector in the state and finally a defining moment has come wherein merit has been given a go-by in

Kerala a party to ICC violation

It would look strange, but true. The state government is becoming a party to the process followed by the Inter-Church Council (ICC) for MBBS admissions.

This, even as the process is reported to be i

Gen next scores raga of healthcare


Vayalar and Devarajan may be the most celebrated pair in Malayalam film music. But now Vayalar’s niece (Dr Rekha Varma) and Devarajan’s nephew (Dr Dulari Menikkath) are fast becoming the talk of the t

KSRTC buses refuse to pay toll

The rerouting of some KSRTC buses through the Vyttila mobility hub may be good news for passengers, but the franchisee handling the toll collection at the Aroor Bridge toll is not really amused.


Nod to allot merit seats in SF med colleges

In a curious turn to the ongoing self-financing MBBS admission row, the state government has issued a GO giving sanction to the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations to make allotments to the governme

Orphanages: NGOs up against government


The state government’s move to bring orphanages under the Orphanages Act, and remove them from the purview of the Juvenile Justices Act, has kicked off a row with NGOs arguing it could hurt the childr

Periyar forgotten, funds diverted


The district administration is set to use the Rs 18 crore left in the River Management Fund (RMF), for the Thevara-Perandoor (TP) canal works and also for developing a waterway in Kadambrayar, even as

Engineering admissions: Clever clause in pact nullifies entrance test

By a smart act, the very relevance of the engineering entrance exams has been called into question.

Such is the scenario that emerges with the state government agreeing to the demand of the Kerala se

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