Volvo introduces special edition Volvo Ocean Race Signature buses

Volvo Car CorporationKochi, Dec. 12 : Volvo has launched the market''s first coach with a multi-axle configuration, taking the inter-city luxury AC coach segment to its next level, which is coinciding with the Volvo Ocean Race in Kochi.

The auto manufacture company Volvo on Thursday offered a special signature series in memory of the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Kochi.

Kochi markets wait for Christmas

KeralaKochi, Dec. 11 : The countdown to Christmas has started. Traders in gift items and cakes are waiting for the demands to pick up.

The local markets used to witness a heavy demand by this time ahead of Christmas till last year by corporate companies or local customers. But the response is dull.

For Keralaites, the Christmas and New Year celebrations are like Deepawali, the biggest festival of Hindus. The State has a considerable number of Christians.

Most of the people here are Christians and many of them are in Gulf countries, who return to homeland during Christmas holidays.

Jet Airways gets 2008 Best of Jersey City Award

Jet Airways LogoKochi, Dec. 8 : Jet Airways has been accorded the 2008 Best of Jersey City Award in the Airline Companies category by the Washington based U. S. Local Business Association (USLBA).

The award recognises a company''s effort in achieving exceptional marketing success in the local community and business category.

Each year, the USLBA identifies companies that have made a mark by offering top quality service to their customers and community.

Jet Airways is known for its hallmark services not only in India, but also in the international markets that the airline services.

Challenges await Coir Board’s new chairman V. S. Vijayaraghavan

Kerala MapKochi, Dec. 8 : It's going to be a daunting task for V. S. Vijayaraghavan, the newly appointed Chairman of the Coir Board, to help out the coir industry which is presently undergoing a difficult phase due to the global economic slowdown.

The appointment of V. S. Vijayaraghavan, a former Member of Parliament, holds significance in the wake of the fact that the rupees 2,000 crore industry is in dole-drum with over 200,000 traditional workers directly affected by the prevailing economic situation round the world.

Sahara appoints Gleeds for its chain of townships

Kerala fisher folks feel the pinch of global financial slowdown

Kerala, KochiKochi, Nov. 18 : With global financial crisis gravely affecting the markets around the developed world, fisherfolk in coastal villages of southern parts of India have also started facing a tough time.

Though the hustle and bustle in various fish landing points remain as it was centuries ago, many of the auctioneers have to shout more to sell off the catch.