Donations pour in for COVID-19 fund

PM’s mother, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee among donors. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s nonagenarian mother Hiraba on Tuesday donated ₹25,000 from her personal savings to a special fund set up to fight the coronavirus pandemic in the country. She deposited the money in the PM-CARES Fund, created by the Centre to help in efforts […]


Art as the life and soul of the party

Playing tambola and dumb charades at parties is passé; picking up a brush to paint, guided by a professional artist, is the in thing How many ways are there to chill? Netflix, movies, shopping, brunching, drinking and snacking? These are passé, at least for the people who constantly search for new ways to party and […]


Lifts, escalators stopped at rail station

Thermal screening of passengers done at Thrissur station in view of COVID-19 Lift and escalator services at the Thrissur railway station have been stopped for two weeks as part of measures to check the spread of COVID-19. Passengers who use wheelchairs are asked to seek help from licensed porters. Cleaning staff are supposed to clean […]


Podcast: Tanvi Madan on the US-India-China “Fateful Triangle”

Since the end of the Cold War, it has become commonplace to view America’s relationship with India through the prism of China. But a new book by the Brookings Institution scholar Tanvi Madan argues that China’s centrality to U.S.-India relations is hardly a product of the past few decades. Tanvi’s new book, Fateful Triangle: How […]


COVID-19 may derail Kerala’s revenue mobilisation plans

Tourism, trade and allied sectors to be hit deeply The crisis triggered by the spread of COVID-19 is threatening to derail the State government’s plans to shore up its revenue and tide over the resource from the next financial year. Tourism and allied sectors have already started feeling the heat and a further dip in […]


CM lays foundation stone for renovation of Kattalai canal

It will be modernised at a cost of ₹335.50 crore Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, through video conference on Friday, laid the foundation stone for renovation and modernisation of Kattalai High-Level Canal (KHLC), a major irrigation source, at an estimate of ₹335.50 crore. The major initiative is aimed at improving the irrigation infrastructure in Karur […]