Robots to soon clean up manholes in Kerala

Robots to soon clean up manholes in Kerala

In a first in Kerala, the state government will soon be utilising the services of robots to clean sewer holes. The trial runs of the robot, developed by a startup company, Genrobotics, have been successfully held recently and the product will be launched next week, Kerala Water Authority (KWA) Managing Director, A. Shainamol said. “The […]

Rotomac’s Vikram Kothari arrested for Rs 800 cr loan default

Rotomac’s Vikram Kothari arrested for Rs 800 cr loan default

Vikram Kothari, chairman and MD of Rotomac Global Private Limited has been arrested, a few hours after he rubbished media reports claiming him to have left the country. The businessman had taken a loan of more than Rs 800 crore from state-run banks and was defaulting in paying them back. On Sunday, media reports had […]

Kerala govt to geotag 10 lakh livestock farmer houses

Kerala govt to geotag 10 lakh livestock farmer houses

The Kerala government is gearing up to geotag the houses and farms of over 10 lakh livestock and poultry farmers in the state as part of its massive digitisation drive. The objective is to compile a comprehensive digital repository of the information of animal husbandry and dairying in the state and integrate the data using […]

Imran Khan ties knot for third time

Imran Khan ties knot for third time

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has confirmed party chief and former Pakistan captain Imran Khan’s marriage to his spiritual guide Bushra Maneka, thus ending weeks of speculation about the union. Imran, a cricketer turned politician, married Bushra in a simple ceremony held in Lahore on Sunday, PTI spokesman Fawad Chaudhry said in a tweet. He said the […]

Prison inmates appear for literacy exam in Kerala

Prison inmates appear for literacy exam in Kerala

Nearly 300 prisoners, including two hailing from Bihar, lodged in prisons across the state, appeared for the first literacy examination conducted by Kerala Literacy mission for jail inmates. A total of 297 jail inmates took the examination on Saturday, which tested reading, writing and Mathematical skills, Literacy Mission sources said. In an effort to eliminate […]

Talks fail; private bus operators to continue strike

Talks fail; private bus operators to continue strike

Private bus operators in Kerala decided to continue their four-day old indefinite strike demanding hike in minimum bus fare as the talks held by the state government with them here failed. “The government did not accept our demands. We cannot move ahead without a increase in the minimum fare toRs.10 and the students concession from […]

Congress activist killing: Two CPI(M) workers surrender

Congress activist killing: Two CPI(M) workers surrender

Two CPI(M) activists surrendered to the police in connection with the recent killing of Youth Congress leader Shuhabib at Mattanoor in Kannur district, police officials said. Akash and Rijin Raj, both in their thirties, went to the police station at Maloor, near Mattanoor, with a few other local CPI(M) workers and surrendered to the authorities, […]

78.56% voter turnout in battleground Tripura

78.56% voter turnout in battleground Tripura

At least 78.56 per cent of over 25.73 lakh voters exercised their franchise for the Assembly polls on Sunday in Tripura, where the BJP is trying to dislodge the Left Front after an unbroken 25-year stint in power, officials said. The polling for 59 seats of the 60-member Assembly was peaceful with thousands of central […]

India beat South Africa by 28 runs in first T20I

India beat South Africa by 28 runs in first T20I

India’s domination in limited overs cricket rolled on unabated as they cantered to a 28-run victory over South Africa in the first T20 International, grabbing a 1-0 lead in the three-match series on Sunday. Shikhar Dhawan smashed his fourth Twenty20 half-century while Bhuvneshwar Kumar claimed his maiden five-wicket haul in T20I to emerge as the […]

Now, Rotomac Pen’s Rs 800 cr defaulter flees country

Now, Rotomac Pen’s Rs 800 cr defaulter flees country

After billionaire diamantaire Nirav Modi, another defaulter Vikram Kothari, the promoter of Rotomac Pen, has also allegedly gone abroad after swindling Rs 800 crore from various public sector banks including Allahabad Bank, Bank of India and Union Bank of India, sources said. The Kanpur-based company’s owner had taken a loan of more than Rs 800 […]