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The meeting, organised by the North Malabar Chamber of Commerce (NMCC), proposed that the Kannur South station be chosen for implementing ro-ro service. The station is suitable for installing ramp facility, weighing bridge, and the facility for fixing the height of cargo, the meeting held. Large number ...
Kottayam: A fire broke out at a three-storey building near collectorate here in the wee hours of Monday. The fire was first noticed at the Kandathil Residency around 3 am on Monday. The fire and rescue teams are still trying to douse the fire. Seven units of fire tenders are at the spot. Fire engulfs ...

... year, issued the Kerala Municipality Building (Regularisation of Unauthorised Construction) Rules, 2018, as per which unauthorised buildings constructed ... But for other buildings (including commercial) up to 100 square meters, the rates that were 20 times of the permit fee has been reduced to 10 ...
Kochi: The Cochin Chamber of Commerce & Industry has expressed deep concern over the strike launched by a section of workers affiliated to CITU in the manufacturing unit of the Synthite Industries at Kolenchery. It is a matter of concern that Synthite Industries with a turnover of Rs 1,800 crore has ... Kerala
"Kerala has been eyeing the technical and commercial expertise of Telangana in inland fish production, cage fish yield and fingerling production for some time," Kerala fisheries minister J Mercykutty Amma told FE. Telangana enjoys four times the area of fishing reservoirs in Kerala and the latter is yet to ...
With tea trade being one sector thriving despite a lack of formal relations between the two neighbours, Kerala accounts for around half of the Indian tea ... According to statistics available with the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry, tea exports to Pakistan stood at 12.73 million kilograms during ...

KOCHI: Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu said that Kerala has all the potential to become a leading state in terms of economy and popularity. He made the comments via video conference while addressing the valedictory function of a national convention held by Kerala ... India
And those who fill diesel have to shell out Rs 64.69 in New Delhi, Rs 67.38 in Kolkata, Rs 68.24 in Chennai and Rs 68.89 in Mumbai. Petrol and diesel prices are market determined in India for years. The Indian automobile market across the passenger vehicle, commercial vehicle and two-wheeler segments is set to declare ... India
Workers in Kerala brought all industrial and commercial activities to a standstill on 2 April — protesting against the “fixed-term employment” rules introduced by the BJP-led NDA government that give a free hand to all businesses to “hire and fire” workers. Sixteen Trade Unions in Kerala — both state and ... India
It is exciting that more destinations are being sought after by tourists, and that shows more destinations in Kerala are gaining in prominence in travellers' minds. Kochi, the commercial capital, was the most popular among both domestic as well as foreign tourists witnessing a total number of 23,05,627 ... India
“Even though there are more than 7000 homestays in Kerala, hardly 250 homestays have tourism classification. Since local self-government body wants homestays to be registered as a commercial establishment, the majority of the homestays are staying away for getting the classification. We have been ... India
All road transport services remained off roads and shops and commercial establishments, including eateries, remained shut. Government offices also recorded only thin attendance. Isolated incidents of attack on some auto rickshas and taxis that operated during the day were also reported. However, there ... India
The Assembly passed the Kerala Investment Promotion and Facilitation Bill, 2018, on Tuesday. Amendments were made to seven existing laws including the Kerala Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1960, and the Kerala Headload Workers' Act, 1978. Through the enactment of this bill, the ... India
KOCHI: High-tech sex rackets that provide girls of all ages have come alive in Kerala again. Just a phone call is enough to fix the deal. The service is known by the glorified name Escort Service. Now, Kochi is not only the commercial capital but also high tech sex trade Centre. From school children to ... India
KOCHI: The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) is all set to introduce smart power meters in three cities in the state on trial basis, according to official sources. ... According to the Minister for Power, MM Mani, the project will be implemented on a commercial basis from the beginning of the next year. India
Congress members staged a demonstration in front of their party office in Tiruchy condemning the Central Government on failure to constitute the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) as per the Supreme Court direction. There were protests by Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam and other outfits in Madurai too, ... India
Cisco has been teaming up with the Kerala government over the last months, setting up end-to-end Wi-Fi hardware for these wireless access points. “This sets an example that other Indian states can replicate,” says Sudhir Nayar, managing director, Commercial Sales, Cisco (India and SAARC). “The vision ... India

Though known as Industries and Commerce Department, the realisation that a large commercial community involving small and medium traders did ... The mission proposes to market products, services and technologies produced by the enterprises in Kerala directly to the national and international buyers. India
Banasura Pushpotsav 2018 is a sixty-day flower show organised by the Kerala Hydel Tourism Centre (KHTC). ... As many as 50 stalls, including 10 commercial stalls and 15 nursery stalls, will exhibit different varieties of flowers, plants, vegetables, modern agriculture implements and ornamental fish. India
It has developed over 45 million square feet of prime commercial, residential and retail space in India as well as Malaysia and Serbia. Its portfolio of real estate developments spans the commercial, residential, industrial and warehousing, retail and hospitality segments of the real estate industry. Taurus ... India
Embassy, the leading commercial office space provider in the country, will bring its proven expertise in project development, leasing and property ... The Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said: “Embassy Taurus World Technology Centre that is being set up in Technopark will impact Kerala's IT scene like ... India
Then began the quest to make their first commercial cinema. Rahul recalls some of the “skirmishes” that came their way. A producer who listened to the story but wanted to shoot a song in Kashmir, a huge superstar film which got shelved, a smaller film which had the producer backtracking citing financial ... India
Dileep, a Kerala (Malayalam) film actor popularly known by his first name and an accused in the attack of an actress, has been allowed access to the ... Pulsar Suni, who is the prime accused in the case, and drove her through the busy streets of the commercial capital of the state and reportedly abused her. India
From commercial hub to a nondescript town ... KOCHI: Edakochi, once the gateway to Kochi and the commercial capital of the state, is losing its sheen. ... Even the development projects proposed by the state government, including setting up of a Sustainable Development Zone by Infrastructures Kerala ... India
The Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) is on a special mission to develop women-friendly technologies to encourage women entrepreneurship. ... with the Krishi Vignan Kendra (KVK) of Pathanamthitta recently on home-based preservation and commercial products of jack fruit,” said Dr. Geethakutty. India
Thiruvananthapuram: The land scam that is shaking up the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church in Kerala assumed new proportions yesterday, with expert ... As it turned out, there was no reduction in the debt burden of Rs580 million, and the church lost valuable property in Kerala's commercial capital, Kochi. India
The change in the mind-set of the people bore fruit largely due to the efforts of jackfruit advocates such as James, who have been promoting its commercial viability and health benefits. And a few days ago, the State government too joined in, with plans of announcing jackfruit as the samsthana phalam. India
But the production fell in those States, especially in Kerala, owing to erratic weather conditions during the flowering season in Wayanad and Idukki districts. The Indian Pepper and Spice Traders, Farmers, Producers and Planters Consortium (IPSTPC) had urged the Commerce Ministry to remove black ... India
FC Goa goalkeeper Naveen Kumar, who picked up a red card in their last league game in Jamshedpur, is set to be a part of the Kerala Blasters set-up, Goal understands. In the six Indian Super League (ISL) matches this season for FC Goa, Kumar has conceded a mere five goals. He will be unavailable for ... India
"We are committed to providing the highest quality of service in the most professional manner to our members and the business community in Kerala, and are pleased to partner with Docswallet for our end-to-end digital documentation process. With the recent implementation of Adobe Sign, we have been ... India
The government has issued orders for regularising buildings constructed in violation of the Kerala Municipal and Panchayat Building Rules up to July 31, 2017. An official ... Anomalies in floor area ratio, coverage, setback, parking, and access of commercial buildings could also be regularised. Details could ... India
Union Minister for Commerce Suresh Prabhu has said the government policy on rubber will be announced soon. In a question to Joice George, MP, in Parliament, Mr Prabhu said a task force, comprising representatives of the sector at various levels, would be formed to prepare the rubber policy. The task ... India
Cardinal George Alencherry and two senior priests are being investigated by police over land deals in Kerala. ... two priests and Cardinal Alencherry sold off prime land in the state's commercial capital Kochi at undervalued prices and bypassed canonical bodies and financial advisors in the archdiocese. India
The task force members will collect non-biodegradable waste from the houses and commercial establishments. They will also have to help the public with the source-level waste management programmes adopted at each residence. An amount of Rs. 80 and amount ranging from Rs. 300 to Rs. 2,000 will be ... India
Two weeks ago when a Gulf returnee intending to start an automobile workshop committed suicide it bared another ugly side of God's Own Country. Sugathan made the tragic choice after sinking his savings and loans into the enterprise which got stalled after the All India Youth Federation, the youth wing of ... India
The pepper re-export industry, with their hubs in Kochi and Mumbai, is now running from pillar to post asking how this move by the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry will help the Make in India programme, let alone help the domestic farmers. With no price parity in pepper that currently rules at Rs ... India
KOCHI: The CMFRI fisheries institute on Tuesday came out with a multi-vendor e-commerce website and a mobile app to help fisher folks sell their products online directly to the customers. The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute initiative will help in eliminating the middlemen, who take away a ... India
After its success saga in a series of fields ranging from pickle making to IT business, Kerala's 42 lakh member-strong all-women network 'Kudumbashree' is foraying into e-commerce platform with an array of ethnic products. Authorities are planning to launch a digital platform to sell online variety of ... India, an e-commerce portal which focuses on the marketing and selling of exquisite and niche Kerala products has found a place among the Top 10 start-ups in Huddle Kerala held recently in Kovalam. Huddle is is one of Asia's largest 'start-up ecosystem congregations' and Pitch is a ... commerce
Kozhikode: With locked shops and empty roads, S.M.Street, the center of commerce in Kerala's Kozhikode district, wore a deserted look on Monday. It was among several districts hit ... In almost all districts, vehicles were forced to stop and commercial establishments forced to shut down. In three places ...
But now, they are looking at the commercial surrogacy option much earlier. "In Kerala, the couples are very conservative and even those who require surrogacy are reluctant to go for it. This is slowly changing and since last year we have seen a trend where after two to three failed IVF sessions, the ...
The KVK has been imparting technology trainings and sharing knowledge with stakeholders in an effort to explore the commercial potential of jackfruit. Training ... “We have brought out a smart way of tapping the potential of jackfruit which could make every Kerala household a hub for processing jackfruit.
New Delhi: University of Kerala has declared the degree results for First Semester B.Com Commerce and Tax Procedure and Practice (337) Degree Examination December 2016 (2016 Admn. Regular , 2015 Admn. Improvement/ Supplementary). Candidates who had appeared for the examination can now ...
“Joint Action Committee: South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce, Kerala Film Chamber of Commerce, Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce, Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce, Telangana State Film Chamber of Commerce and Tamil Film Producers Council.” If the talks fail once again, no new south ...
He said a large segment of persons caught as couriers were Kerala youth. ... M. Kaul. Secretary Industries, S. N. Reghuchandran Nair, president, Trivandrum Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Shibu Prabhakaran, president, Kerala Chamber of Commerce and P. Jayakrishnan, secretary, Bar Association, ...
Local self-government institutions (LSGI) would cast their tax net wide to bring in more professionals under the tax cover and the State government would move the Centre to raise the professional tax ceiling as part of the revenue resource mobilisation moves. The State government's nod to the ...
Prosperity and squalor coexist in many parts of northern Kerala. (Photo credit: K Rajendran). The occupations of villagers range from quarry workers and load men to government employees and owners of small commercial establishments. The women work as agricultural labourers, anganwadi assistants, ...
After its success saga in a series of fields ranging from pickle making to IT business, Kerala's 42 lakh member-strong all-women network 'Kudumbashree' is foraying into e-commerce platform with an array of ethnic products. Authorities are planning to launch a digital platform to sell online variety of ...
Department sources told The Hindu here that the structures constructed in violation of the Kerala Municipal and Panchayat Building Rules would be regularised only after levying a fine after assessing the gravity of the violation. Commercial buildings would have to pay more than residential structures.
This is in sharp contrast to the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest (SARFAESI) Act, 2002 that empowers banks and other financial institutions to auction residential or commercial properties to recover loans, the official said. The authorities had ...


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