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With Onam round the corner, demand for flowers on rise

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Thiruvananthapuram: Though Keralites seem to prefer home grown and organic vegetables this Onam, their dependence on flowers from neighbouring Tamil Nadu and Karnataka continues despite skyrocketing prices. Kerala sources major chunk of flowers from farms in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to meet its festival demands during Onam to decorate homes with floral carpets. With this year’s Onam just days ahead, ... Read More »

Supreme Court to hear Kerala bar owners plea today

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday will hear a batch of petitions of aggrieved owners of bars and hotels challenging Kerala government’s decision of limiting bar licences to only 5-star hotels. The apex court on Wednesday questioned the logic behind Kerala government’s new liquor policy for limiting bar licences to only 5-star hotels as part of a move to ... Read More »

Kerala gets ready for 26 dish Onam sadya festivities begin Sep 8

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Thiruvananthapuram: Once again, the 26-dish `Onam sadya` is set to be the common chord across Kerala`s homes, cutting across religious beliefs, as the Onam festivities are all set to begin. Onam is probably the only festival in Kerala which is celebrated cutting across caste, creed or religion. Historically it has been named the `harvest festival` of the state. The Onam ... Read More »