Power outage in southern states continues

Karnataka among other southern states  face frequent power-cuts due to networking repairs. Technical problem in transmission of electricity to the southern states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu caused long power cuts in the states.  Around 18,000 megawatt energy from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) was halted  Due to the problem in transmission on April 19, 2022. […]

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Internet access delayed as Covid hits KFON

The Kerala Fibre Optic Network (KFON), which aims to provide quality internet at reasonable rates to the poor and free internet to BPL families, will take longer to complete due to Covid-19. Kerala: Kerala government’s ‘revolutionary’ KFON initiative, which was supposed to provide free internet to 20 lakh citizens by December 2020, has been delayed […]

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Kerala: Lockdown pushes toddy tappers into a pit of despair

Around four lakh litres of toddy is dumped every day because toddy shops are closed and there are no customers. Kerala: The Covid-19 pandemic has not only affected the business of toddy shops, but also toddy tappers. Customers have reduced due to the second wave of Covid-19 induced lockdown. Toddy tappers have been given orders by the government to […]

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E-ration card scheme exposes the digital divide

E-ration card programme launch has raised concerns among people having zero access to the internet or digital devices in Kerala. Kerala: Kerala’s citizen-centric initiative, e-services for ration cards, is not accessible to people who need it the most. It shows the divide between those who can afford  digital access and those who cannot. C.V. Kunjami, […]

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Body of Kerala Woman Killed in Rocket Strike to be brought home soon

The Israeli embassy is trying to send home the body of Soumya Santhosh, the Kerala nurse who died in a rocket strike soon, say her relatives.  Kerala: The body of Kerala’s Soumya Santhosh, who was killed in a rocket strike in Israel is likely to reach her home in Idukki district by May 18, her […]

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Kerala: Freedom Food Factory’s sales dip due to Covid

Jail-made dishes that once had a ready market in Kerala can’t find any takers now.  Kerala: The government’s profitable venture of ‘freedom food’ from prison is struggling to survive the pandemic. Previously, food was delivered to different outlets by vans from the prison; now, they only sell their food from the Freedom Food Factory counter […]

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Kerala’s foster care scheme hindered by Covid-19

The number of people who come forward to take children for foster care from child care institutions in Kerala has decreased because of the pandemic. Kerala: On National Foster Care Day, the state is struggling to promote foster care.Fewer people are opting for taking in foster children during the pandemic so Kerala’s Child Care Institutions […]

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Kerala MBBS students despair at SC order on fee hike

The revised fee structure of Kerala’s self-financing medical colleges has only added to the concerns of students who enrolled in 2017. The next batches will be required to pay a hefty sum to the administrations. Kerala: The 2021 Supreme Court’s order to the State’s Admission and Fee Regulatory Committee to charge “non-exploitative and fair” fees […]

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