KSIDC To Set Up Life Science Park

KSIDC To Set Up Life Science ParkYes, you heard it right!

State-run Kerala State Industrial Development Corp (KSIDC) is ready to set up a Life Science Park with high-tech facilities near Thiruvananthapuram.

According to KSIDC release, the project would come up under public-private partnership model.

The Rs 3 billion (Rs 300 crore) park will be spread over 260 acres at Thonnakkal, which is about 25 km from Thiruvananthapuram district.

The release said, “It will be a geographic cluster of industries in the field of biotechnology or nanotechnology, research institutions and sci-tech academia.”

Kerala to get first coastal police station on Feb. 9

Kerala MapThiruvananthapuram, Feb. 5, : Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will open the first coastal police station at Kollam district in Kerala on February 9.

Kerala will become the first state to establish coastal police stations in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks.

Kerala was earlier sanctioned eight coastal police stations to strengthen security in coastal areas at an outlay of Rs. 43.56 crore.

In addition to Neendakara, the other stations are at Vizhinjam, Fort Kochi, Thodapalli, Beypore, Azhikel, Bekel and Kodugallore.

Recession hits liquor sales in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), Dec 21 : The ongoing global economic meltdown has pulled down liquor sales in Kerala, one of the highest liquor consuming states of the country.

The beeline at counters of beverages corporation during peak hours in the evening has dried up. Barely more than five to six people are seen at leading shops in Thiruvananthapuram.

Biju Ramesh, owner of the leading liquor giant in the state, owing about 20 bars here, said that he is facing about 20 per cent decline in his sales.

CPI national executive meet begins today

CPI national executive meet begins todayThiruvananthapuram, Dec 6 : A three-day national executive meeting of the Communist Party of India will begin here from today to take stock of the current situation in the wake of the Mumbai terror strikes.

Besides taking stock of the situation, the party will also hold talks on the role of the Left and secular forces in the coming parliament elections to take on the Congress and BJP.

Issues like the global recession and its fallout on the country, and retrenchment will also be considered during the meeting.

Toonz to produce a film on Chandamama story

Toonz Animation India Pvt. LtdIt’s a good news for Chandamama lovers. Toonz Animation India Pvt. Ltd has announced its plan to make an animation movie on one of the stories from Chandamama, the age old comic series book. The Toonz group together with Chandamama India Limited plans to produce a Rs 200 million project.

Antony to present scooters to disabled soldiers in Kerala

A K AntonyThiruvananthapuram, Sept. 22 : Defence Minister A. K. Antony will handover the keys of specially altered scooters to disabled veterans at the RDR Auditorium in Idapazhanjy on September 27.

Antony will also address army veterans.

On September 27 evening, the army''s motorcycle stunt team, "Shweta Ashwa" and three military bands will perform at the Chandrasekhar Nair Stadium, while on September 28, the army will exhibit some of its equipment, including a T-72 battle tank, on Shangumugham Beach.

Meanwhile, the Indian Army will recruit soldiers from seven districts in Kerala from September 25 to October 5.