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Tenth edition of ‘SiGNS’ Festival to screen 200 short films and documentaries

The Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI), Kerala,  in association with the Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF) will screen nearly 200 short films and documentaries in Ernakulam as part of ‘SiGNS’ short film and documentary festival. The five-day event will commence on September 28 and will last till October 2. Noted director Kamal will inaugurate the event, to be held at Ernakulam Town Hall, on September 28 at 5.30 pm. […]

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Kerala Tourisms local treat for international chefs

Participants of Spice Route Culinary Festival visit home of popular cookery instructor Nimmy Paul  The international chefs who have arrived here for Kerala Tourism’s four-day Spice Route Culinary Festival were treated to a meal at a traditional Kerala kitchen todays. Native ingredients such as kokum, bilimbi and coconut milk that flavoured the authentic local cuisine were an eye-opener to the chefs who are gearing up to take part in a […]

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Voyage of Flavour and Friendship in ‘God’s Own Country’

Path-breaking​​ Spice Route Culinary Festival, featuring choicest cuisine from 15 nations along the ancient maritime tradeway and Kerala, commences on Friday  Harking back to journeys of yore, travellers from 15 countries along the historic Spice Route will call into port here on a voyage that seeks to rekindle a shared legacy of culinary distinction, commerce, connectivity and cultural exchange. The Spice Route Culinary Festival – a first-of-its-kind celebration of the […]

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CEPCI urges central government to rescue cashew industry and boost exports

Recommends set of five remedial measures in petition to Ministers Jaitely and Sitharaman The Cashew Export Promotion Council of India (CEPCI) has submitted to the central government a five-point remedial plan to reverse the alarming downward trend in cashew exports and help revive a once prosperous industry that provided employment to one million rural workers, mainly women. In a press conference held at Mascot hotel on Thursday, a request has […]

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KBF builds Giant ‘Green’ Maveli for Lulu Mall

Eco-themed creation helping promote message of recycling and environmental sustainability This Onam, a larger-than-life experience awaits visitors to the Lulu Mall. A 20-foot-tall Maveli, fabricated by artists from the Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF) using mainly nature friendly materials, sits in welcome at the entrance. The supersized Maveli – made out of iron, special papers, jute, cloth, coir, rope and reclaimed wood – is the newest addition to the retail major’s […]

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No more unscientific constructions in sea or along the coastline: Fisheries Minister

Taking a firm stand on coastal protection, the minister for fisheries on Thursday said the government will not allow any more unscientific constructions including seawalls across the coastline. A general consensus has been arrived at on this issue and alternatives will be sought out within a proper timeframe through discussions, she said. The minister was speaking at the valedictory session of the two day national workshop on coastal protection and […]

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Spices Board Chairman A Jayathilak signs off after glorious 5-year term

Spices export  surged to record Rs 16,283 cr; innovative products like spice chocolates and shampoos  introduced during his term Creation of Codex Committee among his major achievements       Dr A Jayathilak relinquished his post as Spices Board Chairman today after an eventful and standout five-year tenure, which witnessed spices export ballooning by around Rs.10,000 crores and a string of value-added innovative products ranging from spice chocolates to shampoos finding […]

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Hyderabadi Food Festival at Vivanta by Taj Green Cove, Kovalam

It is time for yet another lip smacking treat from the Kitchen of Vivanta by Taj Green Cove, Kovalam. Dawat-e-Nizam brings you the traditional delicacies from the Land of Nizams at Curries Restaurant from 24th June to 3rd July 2016. Chef Pankaj and Chef Mahesh from Taj Deccan, Hyderabad brings together their command over the famed cuisine to bring you the best. The Signature Delicacies that are going to be […]

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Kera Suraksha Insurance scheme for Coconut Tree Climbers

Coconut Development Board is extending accident Insurance for coconut tree climbers and Neera techinicians under Kera Suraksha Insurance Scheme. The sum insured under this scheme is Rs.2 lakhs, and is being implemented through M/s Oriental Insurance Company Ltd, Divisional Office, Tripunithura, Ernakulam, Kerala. All the trainees under FOCT training programme and Neera technician training programme are covered under the scheme for one year from the first day of their training. […]

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Spices Board inaugurates second e-auction centre at Bodinayakanur, Tamil Nadu

E-auction centre to benefit cardamom farmers Spices Board launched its second e-auction centre at Bodinayakanur, known as Cardamom city, to ensure remunerative prices to cardamom farmers. Spices Board Chairman Dr A Jayathilak inaugurated the centre at an event on Monday (May 30).  MP Shri Thanga Velu and Bodinayakanur Muncipality Chairman Shri Palaniraj attended the function. The new auction centre, constructed on two acres of land at the Board’s premises in […]

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