Tag: Kerala

Kerala launches scheme to reimburse tech license cost to startups

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala has launched a scheme to reimburse the expense incurred by the nascent startup ventures to procure technology licenses from government research institutions in the country to commercialise and scale up their products. Under the project titled ‘Technology Transfer Scheme’, implemented through Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), the government will reimburse upto Rs 10 lakh […]

Kerala government seeks moratorium on repayment of loans

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala government has approached the Centre to put in place a moratorium on repayment of loans till December 31 in order to provide relief to individuals in the unorganised sector, MSMEs, agriculture and others adversely affected by COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown. Kerala has sought a moratorium of loans without accrual of […]

Covid-19 revival package of Rs 20,000 crore, no fresh taxes in Kerala’s budget

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic, the CPI(M)-led LDF government in Kerala announced a Rs 20,000 crore revival package and allocated Rs 1,500 crore for free vaccination in its ‘health oriented’ budget on Friday, while not imposing any fresh taxes. Special loan schemes for financial rejuvenation, relief package for conservation and infrastructure improvement in the […]

HDFC to acquire 10% stake in Kerala-based asset management firm

NEW DELHI: Mortgage lender HDFC Ltd on Monday said it will acquire 9.90 per cent stake in Kerala-based infrastructure fund management company KIFML. “…the Corporation has today invested in 3,88,303 equity shares of Rs 10 each of Kerala Infrastructure Fund Management Limited representing 9.90 per cent of its share capital issued on a private placement […]

Five assembly polls to begin March 27, West Bengal to have 8 phases, counting on May 2

NEW DELHI: Voting for five assembly elections will begin on March 27, the Election Commission announced Friday with West Bengal set to hold eight-phase polls and Assam three. Counting for all the seats will be held on May 2. To be held till April 29 amid the coronavirus pandemic, the elections are expected to witness a […]

18 Tourism projects launched in Kerala

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Ramping up tourism facilities state-wide with an aim at boosting the sector, hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kerala government on Sunday launched 18 projects, completed at a cost of Rs 40.46 crore. The projects inaugurated by Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran through videoconferencing, include destination development of Kovalam Phase 1 — Samudra Beach […]

Bird flu: Modi government asks all states to be prepared for any eventuality

NEW DELHI:The Narendra Modi (Centre) on Thursday said bird flu has been confirmed only in Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh so far, but all states should be prepared for any eventuality. States have been told to ensure sufficient stock of PPE kits and accessories required for culling operations. They have also been asked […]

Gold smuggling case: BJP demands Kerala CM’s resignation

NEW DELHI: BJP strongman in south and Union Minister of State for External Affairs, V. Muraleedharan, has hit out at the Pinarayi Vijayan-led Left Front government in Kerala over the recent gold smuggling case, and demanded the Chief Minister’s resignation. Muraleedharan, while addressing the media from a BJP podium, alleged that Vijayan has lost the moral […]

Kerala to witness ‘massive’ road infrastructure development

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said the state was going to witness “massive development in terms of road infrastructure” with several projects being launched as part of the Rebuild Kerala Programme. “This government is moving forward with quality assurance, use of new technology and a corruption-free regime for road construction. It is […]

Over 1. 5 lakh Non-Resident Keralites register to return to Kerala

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Over 1.5 lakh Non-Resident Keralites (NRK)s, stranded in various countries, have registered online for returningto the state, once the Centre gives the nod and air services resume The Norka (Non Resident Keralites Affairs) department had commenced the registration process at around 6pm on Sunday and within an hour 25,000 had registered, government sources said. […]

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