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Godown that spices up the taste of Fort Kochi


Pepper House in Kalava-thy, Fort Kochi may not have any particular reason to catch a tourist’s eye.

But it is a landmark in Indian history and a favourite place for many historians. For, it is here

Miraculous escape for train passengers

A major tragedy was averted when the Hubli-Kochuveli Express bound for Kochuveli survived a sabotage attempt after it hit two thick coconut logs placed on the railway track in Aloor near Chalakudy, at

SC refuses to accept any new material on Mullaperiyar Dam


A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court on Friday declined to accept any fresh material other than what has been submitted by the expert panel on the controversial Mullaperiyar dam row

Hibi, Collector pitch for fire hydrants in the city

Hibi Eden, MLA, has taken the initiative to have fire hydrants installed in the city. This move was taken after Deccan Chronicle exposed the fact that Kochi was a potential hotspot for fire mishaps, m

FDI in retail: Traders in Kerala down shutters

Trading activities came to a virtual halt across Kerala on Wednesday as shop owners downed shutters to protest against the policies of the Central and state governments, including the decision to allo

Unsubsidised LPG to cost over Rs 900 now

The price of LPG per cylinder without subsidy for domestic use has been raised to over Rs 900, from a proposed price of Rs.789 earlier.

The price is applicable to LPG outside the subsidized quota of

14 years of Kudumbasree: Mission well accomplished


As Kudumbasree celebrates its 14th anniversary in Kochi, Deccan Chronicle takes a look at the social revolution brought by it. The Centre now wants to replicate it across the country.

Kerala tribal w

Travel Mart ends with a vow to keep tourist destinations clean


The 7th edition of Kerala Travel Mart (KTM) came to a close on Sunday with a resolution to make nine important tourist destinations in the state clean in a year. It also identified hartals as the bane

NRI deposits touch Rs 58,000 crore in Kerala

A whopping Rs 58,000 crore is lying with banks in the state by way of deposits from non-resident Indians. This is a record high, and as bankers say, the figure could be still higher when the accounts

CBSE, Kerala spar over salary of staff

Another rift is on the cards between CBSE schools and state with Kerala CBSE School Management Asso-ciation (KCSMA) openly rejecting the state demand to pay the faculty at par with that of government

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