Budget 2021 allocates Rs 65,000cr for NH roads in Kerala

The Minister also announced Rs 1,957 crore for the development of the second phase of Kochi Metro. The second phase will lead to the extension of 11.5 km of Kochi Metro…reports Asian Lite News Union Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced Rs 65,000 crore support for the development of 1,100 km of National Highway

Alappuzha bypass opened for public

After a wait of over four decades, the 6.8 km two-lane Alappuzha bypass on NH66 was jointly inaugurated by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in a virtually organised function on Thursday. While, Vijayan attended the virtual inauguration from Thiruvananthapuram, Gadkari participated in the function from New Delhi. The Kerala Chief

Online rummy: HC notice to Virat Kohli

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, actors Thammanna and Aju Vargheese on a petition seeking ban on online rummy after victims alleged brand ambassadors play a significant role in getting youth addicted. Kohli, Thamanna and Varghese are brand ambassadors of online rummy and hence the

Court grants permission to arrest M. Sivasankar

 The Special Economic Offences court in Kerala has given sanction to the Customs department to arrest M. Sivasankar in the dollar smuggling case. Sivasankar, former Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, is now in judicial custody in the gold smuggling case and other cases filed by the Enforcement Directorate. Sivasankar is the fourth accused

Goa CM urges farmers to seek inspiration from Kerala

Lamenting the lack of innovation and interest in agriculture in Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday urged the local farmers to seek inspiration from Kerala’s jackfruit farmers. While addressing a Water Resources department event here, Sawant said that Goa should emulate the jackfruit-based farm business model adopted in the Southern state, where powdered seeds

Kerala Budget: Focus On Education And Jobs

Kerala Finance Minister TM Thomas Isaac on Friday presented the sixth Budget of the Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF government in the Assembly, which focuses on education, jobs and technology. Isaac commenced his Budget speech with quotes from a poem written by Sneha, a Class 7 student of Kuzhalmandam government school in Palakkad. A substantial sum of

Hearty Tribute To ‘Beloved’ Beepathu

A whole village in Kerala is uniting to conduct a condolence meet for a stray dog, Beepathu, which was killed by an attack by street dogs, on Tuesday. The dog reached the residence of Shaji Oorali, a clerk with the panchayath department and a theatre artiste, in Naduvattam village in Palakkad district 13 years ago.

Bird flu hits more states in India

The Avian Influenze (bird flu) has hit several states from North, West and South India including Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala. In Haryana, over four lakh poultry birds have died at farms in Panchkula district in the past 10 days, officials said, adding a team from Jalandhar’s Regional Disease Diagnosis Laboratory has

LDF Takes Lead In Kerala Civic Polls

LDF has taken a great lead in the local body elections amid the ruling party facing a list of controversies ahead of the polls in Kerala on Wednesday. The opposition Congress-led UDF, which initially was seen putting up a better show in the first round of counting that began at 8 a.m., appears to have

Jnanpith Laureate Akkitham Passes Away

Jnanpith awardee and poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri died on Thursday morning. The 94-year-old poet had been under treatment for age-related ailments at a private hospital in Thrissur. He is from Palakkad district. Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri is popularly known as Akkitham. As a notable poet and essayist in Malayalam, he has penned over 46 books including