THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Tobacco is being used in a wide variety of ways in India, either as smokeless tobacco as chewing pan, pan masala or gutka, and ‘mishri’ (a powdered tobacco rubbed on the gums a

The Kerala Government is planning to raise Rs 1 lakh crore from a multilateral financial institution for funding the high speed rail corridor project.

Collector's order backs hospital's efforts

Efforts of the Government Medical College Hospital authorities to keep the premises clean and litter-free have received a fillip with the District Collector stepping in to declare the premises a ‘plastic-free zone'. The official declaration to this effect was issued recently.

The Biodiversity Management Committees of the coastal local bodies will be actively involved in the campaign. Information on declining marine biodiversity, threats faced by the marine ecosystem, sustainable livelihood and conservation measures will be highlighted, he said.

The Kerala campaign will be led by the district coordinators of the board in association with experts in conservation, ecology and environment. The programme is funded by the National Biodiversity Authority.

KOZHENCHERRY: Water Resources Minister P J Joseph said that the coverage of Japanese Drinking Water Scheme would be extended to more districts in the state.

This summer, the capital city and its suburbs are in the grip of acute water shortage. In a multi-part series The Hindu examines the diverse ways the problem has impacted the people.

Water taps that can do little more than drip, wells that give no more water, water tanker operators who know that people would pay anything for that precious potful… summertime is often cruel to the residents of the capital city.

Garbage crisis in the Kerala capital worsened with the Vilappil panchayat administration pressing its demand to close down the treatment plant at the earliest.

Government should stick to assurance: local body

The State government's efforts to resolve the issue surrounding the Vilappilsala solid- waste treatment plant got further hampered on Thursday after the Vilappil panchayat decided to stick to its stand that clay and machinery will not be allowed into the plant until an assurance on permanent closure of the plant was given.

Chandy to launch solar lighting project today

New Delhi: After objecting to the monorail system, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is now planning to build one it seems.