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A dream come true for Prakruthi Gramam


A weekend getaway for many in the city, the Prakruthi Gramam at Ezhattumugham has little to offer but a restaurant.

Soon, however, it could be transformed with cottages and bamboo huts on the banks

Kerala Govt surrenders to ICC in SF admissions

Fresh from the resounding victory at Piravom, the Oommen Chandy Government has lost no time in giving legitimacy to the contentious stand of the Inter-Church Council (ICC) on the admissions to profess

Weed out criminals from police force: High Court

The Kerala high court has asked the Director General of Police (DGP) to weed out criminals in the state police force. “Persons with criminal antecedents in the police force will not be allowed to cont

BJP had to make do with party votes

The BJP has asserted that it got all its party votes in Piravom, though it “lost” the votes of its sympathisers as the “fight had narrowed down to the two leading fronts”.

BJP candidate K.R. Rajagopa

Digital video boards banned on city roads

As per the bylaw, no advertisement or billboard can be erected or displayed in public places, private holdings, purampoke areas, playgrounds and buildings without mandatory clearance from the corporat

Corporation to check illegal hoardings

The city corporation council has approved the hoarding bylaw to regulate illegal billboards and advertisements in the city.

At a special council meeting here on Thursday, it approved the bylaw prepa

Gaol towards reform?


Let us reform our schools, and we shall find little reform needed in our prisons

— John Ruskin

Jail is probably the only place one does not wish to visit despite the free stay, free food and free me

Pledge more gold for NBFC loans


A Reserve Bank ‘intervention’ has taken the shine out of the firms extending finance against pledged gold, and made things difficult for people banking on these firms for such loans. Customers will no

Keep religious rallies to one side of road: HC

The Kerala High Court on Thursday asked the state government to consider the possibilities of stretching the Pongala line of women devotees to Kanya-kumari in the south or to the opposite direction on

HC seeks last 3 years’ results of entrance

The Kerala High Court on Thursday directed the State to produce the results of the engineering entrance examinations conducted in the last three years by various universities in the state.

The court

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