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Commodity Trading Tips for Pepper by Kedia Commodity

Commodity Trading Tips for Pepper by Kedia CommodityPepper June delivery dropped Rs 1220 and settled at Rs 29282/quintal as a special margin on long positions kicks in this week and due to weak exports. According to International Pepper community (IPC) exports of black pepper from Indonesia during January to April 2011 stood at 10,821 Mt (7025), increase of 54% as compared to previous year. Exports of Black pepper from Vietnam during January to March 2011 stood at 25,000 MT, decline of
10% as compared to previous year.

British Infertility Clinic Inaugurates Its Centre In Kochi

British Infertility Clinic Inaugurates Its Centre In KochiBritain-based Bourn Hall, the globe's first in vitro fertilization health center set up by groundbreakers Professor Robert Edwards and Doctor Patrick Steptoe in the year 1980, Thursday opened its initial Indian centre in Kochi, Kerala.

The new assisted conception health center in Kochi will offer up an assortment of fertility cure services to the same high ethical and quality standards determined by Bourn Hall Clinic in Britain.

Mike Macnamee, chief executive, Bourn Hall Clinic made this declaration.

Women breaking glass ceiling in Malayalam film industry

Women breaking glass ceiling in Malayalam film industry  Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 28 : First Bollywood and now the Malayalam film industry. Women are making inroads in the male-dominated territory of filmmaking, quitting cushy jobs and breaking away from their settled lives to wield the megaphone.

Take 38-year-old Shiny J. Koshy who took a break from Kuwait, where her husband was employed, and took the plunge into filmmaking. Today she is busy working as an assistant director to award-winning filmmaker Jairaj in his latest film "The Train", which stars Malayalam superstar Mammootty.

Commodity Trading Tips for Pepper by Kedia Commodity

PepperPepper March delivery gained Rs 148 and settled at Rs 24245/quintal as availability in the domestic markets remains limited due to poor crop. Now the traders will be waiting for Vietnamese pepper to arrive in good quantity that may push the pepper prices down. Pepper arrivals from the new crop have started in the spot markets in Kerala, but prices are unlikely to fall sharply in the coming months on thin supply and lower domestic stocks.

Kerala high court gives approval for starting Islamic Bank

subramanian-swamyA new step has been taken by the Kerala government to create an Islamic bank. This bank will satisfy all Shariah rules. Recently the Kerala High Court has dismissed a petition which was filed by former Law Minister Subramanian Swamy. The petition said that an Islamic bank disobeys the principle of secularism as designed in India's constitution.

The court has approved the concept of Islamic non-banking finance company operations on Thursday.

Stakes in proposed Vizhinjam Port bid by Kerala Govt

Shipping-Corporation-of-IndiaOn Thursday, it was reported by Mint newspaper that State-run Shipping Corp of India, has decided to bid for stake at the proposed construction of new Vizhinjam international container terminal, which is situated 16 km south of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. Kerala’s port secretary, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushik, told the newspaper that the proposed investment would enable Vizhinjam International Seaport Ltd, a state-founded special purpose company to act as the nodal agency, to build the infrastructure and run the port.

SC saves the prestige of Ministry of External Affairs

Haj-meccaUnder major development that happened in the country very recently, the Supreme Court has saved the Ministry of External Affairs from a major embarrassment by removing the stoppage on the travel of more than 45K Haj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia.

It is to be mentioned here that the roadblock was introduced by the Kerala High Court and according to the Bilateral Haj Agreement between India and Saudi Arabia close to 160K pilgrims were supposed to go for the holy trip out which close to 115K were through The Haj committee while the remaining 45K were through the private operators.

TCS to start new development campus in Kerala

tcs-logoTata Consultancy Services (TCS), India's largest software firm has said that it will be opening up a new learning and development center in Thiruvananthanpuram (Trivandrum) in Kerala.

The new campus is going to have a capacity to suffice 10,000 professionals who are going to be trained by the company in the latest technological advancement. The company has been known for its cutting-edge HR practices and this step is one of them.

5 Test Positive Of Swine Flu In Kerala

5 Test Positive Of Swine Flu In KeralaAccording to fresh reports, five more individual tested positive for H1N1 influenza today.

As per the State H1N1 Control Room, out of new swine flu cases, 2 were from Kannur and 3 from Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam and Wayanad.

In the meantime, the total number of patients under Hospital Quarantine in Kerala stood at 20 and under those under Home Quarantine 414.

The throat samples of 24 sufferers were sent for laboratory examination.

130 Pupils Fall Sick After Taking Mid-Day Meal

130 Pupils Fall Sick After Taking Mid-Day MealAround 130 pupils become ill after consuming mid-day meal at Trikunapuzha Government LP School, Kerala.

Police officials stated that the lower primary class pupils fell ill after having rice gruel.

Later on, the pupils complained of vomiting and dizziness.

The police said that the sick pupils were taken to hospitals in the surrounding area.

The officials said that the investigation team was making attempts to detect the cause for food poisoning.

Kerala Woman Dies Due To Swine Flu

Kerala Woman Dies Due To Swine FluA pregnant woman, a resident of Kannur region, lost her life due to H1N1 virus, and three more tested positive for the deadly flu.

As per health officials, nine-month pregnant Shabana (24) was taken to Kozhikode Medical College with symptoms including fever, cough and breathlessness.

Out of the three new H1N1 flu cases, one each is from Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad and Kasargod.

The total number of patients under Hospital Quarantine in Kerala stood at 10 and under Home Quarantine 384.

Den Networks launches Digitelly in Kerala

Den-NetworkDen Networks has increased its footprint in the company by launching its services in Kerela named as Digitelly. Initially the services will be rolled out in 8 districts including Cochin, Thrissur, Mallapuram, Palakkad, Kannur, Kottayam, Allepey and Trivandrum. Den Networks is one of the largest cable television company in the country and its services reaches around 11 million homes in India.

Digitelly that presently bring a whole gamut of services for its consumers like games, blog, telly will also come up with an interactive 24X7 music service with 10 Genres.

Woman Dies of Swine Flu In Kerala

Woman Dies of Swine Flu In KeralaAccording to health officials, the death of a woman owing to deadly H1N1 virus in Kerala was confirmed even as 15 more tested positive for the flu.

They officials stated that Biji (25), a resident of Thenmala in Kollam, was taken to the Trivandrum Medical College a few days back with the diagnosis of Kyphoscoliosis.

Biji lost her life on July 22 and her casualty was confirmed owing to H1N1 on Friday.

Out of the 15 fresh H1N1 cases, four cases were from Ernakulam, seven from Kozhikode, one each from Thrissur, Kannur, Kasargode and Wayanad.

Two Die Of Swine Flu In Kerala

Two Die Of Swine Flu In KeralaAccording to reports, a female and a one-year-old infant died of H1N1 influenza in Kerala while 31 more tested positive for the deadly flu in the state.

According to State H1N1 Control room, the 20-year-old Divya, hailing from Malappuram, was taken to the Kozhikode Medical College, a few days back with H1N1 symptoms such as fever and cough.

She died on Friday and her fatality because of H1N1 was confirmed.

The one-year-old boy, Arshad A, from Malappuram, was admitted to a hospital with fever and breathing problem.

Fissures in Kerala's ruling alliance over NCP

KeralaThiruvananthapuram, July 11 (IANS) The Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP), which is a part of Kerala's ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF), Sunday slammed the induction of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in the alliance.

Addressing reporters here, RSP state chief V.P. Ramakrishnan Pillai said that the party has always been against the induction of the NCP.

Police Seized Explosives From Private Bus In Kannur

Police Seized Explosives From Private Bus In KannurPolice officials seized a plastic bag with explosive materials from a private bus going to Payyannur from Kozhikode at Edakkad, about 15 km from Kannur this morning.

Around 300 detonators and 96 metres of fuse wire were found during the raid following a warning over a phone call to Edakkad police, Edakkad Sub Inspector of Police Sunil Kumar said.

The explosives were stacked inside the plastic bag that was kept under the back seat of the bus.

But, no one was taken into detention, police added.

31 New Swine Flu Cases In Kerala

31 New Swine Flu Cases In KeralaAs per latest reports, a person died even as pandemic influenza H1N1 cases kept on increasing in Kerala with 31 more reporting positive on Monday.

A 35-year-old woman breathed her last at Co-operative Medical College Hospiral (MCH) in Kochi.

According to State H1N1 Control Room, the deceased patient was identified as Khamarunnisa Abbas, hailing from Palarimangalam in Kothamangalam.

The 31 new swine flu cases comprised 14 from Thrissur, 7 from Kozhikode, 6 from Ernakulam, 2 from Kannur and one each from Kollam and Malappuram regions.

HMVL’s Rs 270 Crore IPO To Hit Market On July 5

HMVL’s Rs 270 Crore IPO To Hit Market On July 5Aimed at fulfilling its growth plans and clearing arrears, Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd (HMVL), which publishes the third largest Hindi daily in the country 'Hindustan', declared that it will launch its initial public offer (IPO) of Rs 270 crore on July 5.

The IPO offer will close on July 7.

Mr. Piyush Gupta, the CFO of HT Media Ltd which is the promoter of HMVL, said that the price band for each equity share of Rs 10 has been fixed between Rs 162 and Rs 175.

The floor price is 16.2 times of the face value and the cap price is 17.5 times of the face value.

Hike In Fuel Prices Will Affect The Common Man: Kerala CM

Hike In Fuel Prices Will Affect The Common Man: Kerala CMProtesting against the increase in prices of petrol, Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan stated that there was no explanation in the increase and it was a great blow to the common man.

Responding to the Centre government's verdict to increase petro rates, the CM stated that the Centre was only trying to 'loot' the common man with this sudden increase.




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