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Welcome thrust to infrastructure development’

If the slow pace of economic growth in the state was a matter of concern during the 80s and 90s, there has been a welcome change with state overtaking the national growth rate.

And the state’s growt

Mani's tenth budget


Agriculture allocation - Rs272 cr

The budget presented by Finance Minister Mr K.M. Mani called for shifting to hi-tech farming methods to extricate agriculture from perennial crisis and stagnation.

Lakeshore nurses to continue strike

The strike by nurses at Lakeshore Hospital here is set to continue after the labour department on Monday decided against mediating in the incident any further in view of the “rigid stance” taken by bo

Budget meaningful, focused, say traders

The Confederation of Indian Industry, Kerala, has hailed the state budget, saying it is “purposeful and meaningful” and a reflection of the government’s focus on enhancing the infrastructure and moder

Waste plant: Cops told to provide protection

The high court has directed the police to provide adequate protection for the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation to set up the machinery for treating the leachate waste at the Vilappilsala plant.

A divis

Cusat: Applications at all-time high

The Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) received a record number of applications and also revenues this year for its Common Admission Test (CAT-2012) for B.Tech and Post-Graduate cours

Corp faces ‘taxing’ task

The City Corporation is unlikely to achieve the target of collecting Rs100 crore as revenue tax before March 31. According to sources at the corporation’s revenue department, the target may not be ach

Silent, high-speed danger on the tracks


The clamour for MEMU services linking some of the southern towns and Ernakulam is slowly giving way to some worry over the silent, high speed trains’ potential for danger, as the train service has beg

Orthodox, Jacobite factions clash again

The Orthodox and the Jacobite factions have set afire a new row at the St Mary’s Church at Pazhamthottam near Puthen Kurish on Saturday, when the two groups fought over a

The funeral arrange

MEMU service starting today

The much-awaited Main-line Electrical Multiple Unit (MEMU) train, on the Ernakulam-Kollam route will start its service on Sunday.

Thousands of short distance passengers in the Ernakulam, Kottayam, A

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