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  • At least 15 killed in separate road accidents in Bihar in last 24 hours

    At least 15 killed in separate road accidents in Bihar in last 24 hours

    PATNA: At least 15 persons were killed and several others were injured in separate road accidents in Patna, Purnia, Khagaria and Muzaffarpur in the past 24 hours. In the first incident, five persons were killed and seven others were grievously injured after a truck collided with an auto-rickshaw on NH-30 near Maner Bazaar under Maner police station area in Patna […]

     
     
  • Govt revokes 2005 order, to reclaim land ‘gifted’ to colleges

    Govt revokes 2005 order, to reclaim land ‘gifted’ to colleges

    Thiruvananthapuram: The LDF govt has decided to scrap a controversial order passed in 2005, which allows educational institutions run by religious trusts and community organisations to obtain prime government on lease at dirt cheap rates and, in some cases, have the land titles transferred to the institutions’ name. In an order issued on March 26, accessed by TOI, the government […]

     
     
  • KSRTC to transfer over 700 staffers

    KSRTC to transfer over 700 staffers

    Thiruvananthapuram: Initiating the first step towards ensuring effective operation of services, Kerala State Road Transport Corporation () has transferred over 700 staffers to address shortage of hands at several depots. A directive in this regard was issued by the transport corporation’s new chairman and managing director (CMD), Tomin J Thachankary. By improving the services, the state carrier targets an operational […]

     
     
  • Six from UP held for Army job fraud

    Six from UP held for Army job fraud

    Pune/T’puram: Military Intelligence (MI) officers in Thiruvananthapuram foiled the attempt of six youths from Uttar Pradesh to get recruited into the Army by using fake Aadhaar cards and domicile certificates. The recruitment rally was restricted to candidates from six Kerala districts. The six youths were arrested on Saturday night and handed over to the Poojappura police. They have been identified […]

     
     
  • Disaster mgmt lessons for disabled people

    Disaster mgmt lessons for disabled people

    Thiruvananthapuram: As the first state to launch training for in (DRR) management two years ago, Kerala now plays a lead role in strengthening emergency response capabilities of people with disabilities (PwD). Initially, 3,000 disabled people will be trained in using Braille, sign language, video and audio format. Later, it will be extended to all people with disabilities (nearly 8 lakh) […]