Entries invited for 21st IFFK

Thiruvananthapuram , July 29

The organisers of the 2lst international Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) on Friday set the ball rolling by inviting entries for the event that runs here from December 9 to 16 every year.

Mahindra Holidays to securitise receivables to fund expansion

Chennai , July 29

Holiday resorts company Mahindra Holidays and Resorts Ltd. plans to securitise portions of its Rs .1,800 crore receivables to part-fund its expansion projects totalling around Rs 550 crore to Rs 600 crore, said a top company official.

Whereabouts of abducted Indian priest still not known

New Delhi , July 29

The whereabouts of Salesian Order priest Father Thomas Uzhunnallil who was abducted in March this after a terrorist attack on an old-age home in Yemen are still not known despite the capture of the attackers.

Modi assures Colachel port won't affect Vizhinjam in Kerala

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram , July 29

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday assured Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan that the proposed Colachel port in Tamil Nadu will not affect Vizhinjam port coming up near the state capital.

Indian scientists extend shelf-life of litchis

Patna , July 29 First, Indian scientists successfully introduced the delectably sweet and juicy litchi, till now a summer fruit, to south India, making it available in winter too. Now, another set of scientists have extended the shelf-life of the fruit from a few days to two months.

10,000 NGO registrations cancelled, foreign aid set to drop

New Delhi

Foreign funding for Indian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) doubled in 2014-15 over the previous year, but with 10,000 NGO registrations cancelled in 2015, foreign contributions are likely to drop, according the latest data on foreign contributions.