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Aung San Suu Kyi says speed of Rohingya return is up to Bangladesh

Aung San Suu Kyi says speed of Rohingya return is up to Bangladesh

SINGAPORE: said on Tuesday it was up to to decide how quickly refugees would return to , appearing to blame Dhaka for the delay. More than 700,000 fled Buddhist-majority Myanmar to Bangladesh after a brutal military crackdown on the stateless minority almost a year ago. The two countries last November signed a deal to repatriate them but it has stalled. […]

KTC to install bio-toilets at bus stands, first 5 at Panaji

KTC to install bio-toilets at bus stands, first 5 at Panaji

PANAJI: To tackle the issue of public urination while also going the green way, the Kadamba limited () will be installing bio-toilets at all major bus stands in Goa. The first terminus to have the eco-friendly facilities will be KTC Panaji. “A Mumbai-based firm has sent KTCL the design of the bio-toilets which have been approved by the corporation,” said […]

Kevin murder a case of honour killing, says SIT

Kevin murder a case of honour killing, says SIT

Kottayam: The special investigation team (), on Tuesday, submitted the chargesheet in (23) murder case before Ettumanoor court on the 85th day after the youth was murdered. SIT has termed the incident as as Kevin, a dalit Christian who fell in love with Neenu Chacko from a higher caste, was pursued by her relatives and forced to jump into a […]

Traffic partially restored in Munnar

Idukki: Traffic was partially restored after one week on Kochi-Dhanushkodi National Highway at Munnar on Tuesday. However, the tourism sector at Munnar is facing serious threats from landslides and heavy rain. Officials suspect that the will hit the eagerly-awaited Neelakurinji flowering season at Munnar. “Landslides and heavy rain seriously damaged the Kochi-Dhanushkodi NH from Munnar to Adimali. We will vigorously […]

CPM raises Rs 16.43cr for flood relief

CPM raises Rs 16.43cr for flood relief

Thiruvananthapuram: The has mobilized Rs 16.43 crore from various districts for the chief minister’s distress fund (CMDRF) during a fund-raising campaign held on August 18 and 19, said a statement from the party state secretariat issued on Tuesday. The party area committees will donate this amount locally to the CMDRF, the statement said. The party, however, did not collect funds […]

CPI may pardon Raju with ‘mild punishment’

CPI may pardon Raju with ‘mild punishment’

Kollam: The is in an unenvious state with one of its ministers bringing disgrace to the party and government. Forest minister K Raju’s to attend an unofficial function, which had nothing to do with the government of Kerala, when the state was reeling under unprecedented floods, has forced the CPI leadership and even chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan to be on […]

State To Request Centre To Increase Limit For Market Borrowings | Also for 10% Cess on GST | Detailed Report On Flood Damage To Be Ready By Weekend

Thiruvananthapuram: Even as the extent of caused by the worst-ever flooding in the state in almost a century and the funds required for reconstruction are still being assessed, the state cabinet on Tuesday decided to prepare a detailed proposal to be submitted to the Centre. One significant proposal will be to request the Centre’s permission for increasing the limit for […]