Thiruvananthapuram: Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said on Wednesday that the police seemed to be a mute witness to rampant illegal river sand mining in the State.

Inaugurating an annual conference of vigilance officers of government departments and public sector undertakings here, Mr.

Anil S

KOCHI: Here is an initiative from the Centre to protect the biodiversity cover in the state.

Two places in the state - Vembanad and Kannur - are among the 38 spots identified by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) across the country to launch its scheme for conservation and management of mangrove.

Under the Centrally sponsored scheme by the MoEF to plant, conserve

R Jayaraj | Kannur

The closure of the Rs 5-crore Mangrove Theme Park of a CPI(M)-controlled cooperative at Pappinissery in Kannur has led to the collapse of a huge corporate project of the Marxists.

KANNUR: The Pappinisseri Eco-Tourism Society closed down its mangrove theme park on the northern bank of the Valapattanam river on Monday after it was served a copy of the order of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests by the State Coastal Zone Management Authority.

The CPI(M) on Friday refused point blank to obey an order from the Union environment ministry to close down a controversial mangrove theme park which it runs at Pappinesserry in Kannur.

It was on Thursday that the ministry, on the basis of a complaint by the Kannur MP and Congress leader, Mr K. Sudhakaran, asked the CPI(M)-backed eco tourism society to close down the park.

T P Nijeesh

Whether from a class perspective or from a community identity perspective, it is undeniably the biggest failure that decades after the land reforms, a good majority of the dalits and adivasis in Kerala remain fully landless.

Viju B | TNN

Mumbai: Is God

KANNUR: The Biodiversity Centre set up at the District Agricultural Farm at Karimbam here under the aegis of the district panchayat will be open to the public on Thursday.

Kerala's state poverty eradication mission has a phenomenal organisation of women even by global perspective