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No nod to hike oxygen prices, govt. tells HC

The State government on Monday informed the Kerala High Court that it had not approved the increase in the price of medical oxygen being supplied to various hospitals in the State. The government, however, added that the price for medical oxygen was fixed by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) under the Union Ministry of […]

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‘Union cabinet nod needed to upgrade airport status ‘

Facilities in Madurai at par with international airports: petitioner The Centre on Monday informed the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court that approval from the Union Cabinet was required in order to upgrade or notify the status of the Madurai airport as an international airport. A Division Bench of Justices T.S. Sivagnanam and S. […]

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Biological E gets nod to start Phase III trials of COVID-19 vaccine

Approval from a Subject Expert Committee of CDSCO follows successful completion of Phase I/II Pharmaceuticals and biologics firm Biological E has received approval to start Phase III clinical trial of its COVID-19 subunit vaccine candidate from a Subject Expert Committee of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO). The Phase III clinical study to be […]

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Nod for 5 more reserved trains

The Railway Board has approved the introduction of additional five pairs of reserved weekly/bi-weekly special trains. Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Ernakulam Junction Biweekly Superfast Duronto Special (01223) will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8.50 p.m. from March 16 to June 5 to reach Ernakulam Junction at 6.10 p.m. the next day. The pairing […]

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Kerala Cabinet nod for regularising 151 temporary staff

No on decision PSC rank list extension Amidst the agitation by the Kerala PSC Rank Holders Associations and opposition from youth organisations backed by the United Democratic Front, the Special Cabinet on Monday decided to regularise 151 contract staff with more than 10 years of experience. The highest of 100 temporary staff in various categories […]

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Producers’ nod for starting film shooting

The Kerala Film Producers Association (KFPA) has given its nod for starting shooting of new Malayalam movies from August 1. It had earlier taken a position against shooting of new movies stating that nearly 66 films were remaining unreleased following the crisis induced by the COVID-19 outbreak. “Registration of new movies will begin on August […]

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Cabinet nod for hike in bus fares

Revised rate will come into effect once it is notified The increase in fares of ordinary and super-class buses in the State will come into effect in two days with the Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan giving the nod for the ‘COVID special bus fares’ on Wednesday. As educational institutions are remaining closed, […]

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Syro-Malabar synod nod for renewed liturgy

Pulikkal, Kochupurakkal new bishops The first session of the 28th synod of the Syro-Malabar Church which met at St. Thomas Mount here from January 10 to 15 approved a renewed liturgy. The proposal had been pending since 1989. Suggestions received from dioceses of the Church had been taken into consideration while revising the liturgy, the […]