The New Indian Express - Cities - RSS Feed from The New Indian Express en Copyright 2012 The New Indian Express. All rights reserved. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:00:29 +0530 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:23:44 +0530 Cities Cabinet Nod for Cleaning Temple Ponds The Cabinet on Wednesday gave approval in principle to clean the Padmatheertham and Mitranandapuram ponds associated with the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Wednesday. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:31:16 +0530 Manmohan's Rule Golden Era for Kerala, Says Oommen Chandy The 10-year rule of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is a golden era for Kerala, opined CM Oommen Chandy. The state received investment to the tune of `70,000 crore during his tenure, Chandy added. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:31:16 +0530 'Take Steps to Stop Police Action Against People of Lakshadweep' M P Achuthan MP, has demanded that peace be restored in Lakshadweep and immediate steps be taken to stop police action against innocent people in the island. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:31:15 +0530 LPG Truck Workers' Stir Call Dropped The state-wide indefinite strike called by LPG cylinder truck workers from April 19 has been dropped. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:31:15 +0530 Held for Duping, Impersonation A youth who duped several persons by posing as an official of the District Panchayat landed in the custody of Kilimanoor Police on Wednesday. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:31:15 +0530 Quarry Issue: Collector to Visit Mukkunnimala The ban on lorry movement from the quarry through the Arikkadamukku - Edakodu - Mukkunnimala road will continue, said Biju Prabhakar after a meeting held here Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:31:12 +0530 Army Rally Promoting National Integration The nine-day Dakshin Maitrey Rally (Multimode South India Adventure cum Perception Management Rally) is being conducted to mark the 50th Raising Day of the 96 Field Regiment. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:31:12 +0530 City Churches Set for Maundy Thursday Cardinal Baselios Mar Cleemis, head of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, will lead the ceremony at the St Mary’s Cathedral, Pattom. Special prayers will be held here from 8.30 am onwards Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:31:12 +0530 Vishu at Ananda Nilayam Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:31:12 +0530 SSLC: Good Show by City Schools Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:31:11 +0530 Last Post Sounded on His Wedding Anniversary On the shoulders of the big CRPF men, the coffin looked woefully small as it emerged from the airport’s cargo complex into the morning sunlight. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:31:09 +0530 'Baby's Charge Akin to Anticipatory Bail' CPM leader M A Baby’s allegation regarding a ‘secret alliance’ between the Congress and BJP in Kerala during Lok Sabha polls, is akin to taking anticipatory bail, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:31:08 +0530 Woman Belonging to Zimbabwe Held The Customs and Central Excise officials on Wednesday thwarted a bid to smuggle 25 kg of narcotic drug ‘ephedrine’ through the international airport. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:31:08 +0530 Call to Use Knowledge for a Cause The regional function of the 27th Convocation of Indira Gandhi National Open University held Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:31:08 +0530 Eight-day Exhibition and Sale Begins Rajasthan Cotton Fab, the exhibition and sale of dress materials from various parts of the country, began at Hotel Pankaj opposite Secretariat here on Wednesday. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:31:08 +0530 Chandy Need Not Take Sole Onus: Wasnik AICC spokesperson Mukhul Wasnik said here on Wednesday that Chief Minister Oommen Chandy need not solely take responsibility for the performance of the Congress in the LS elections in the state. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:31:05 +0530 Guv Impressed by Innovations in Coir Industry Governor Sheila Dikshit spoke of her happiness in seeing the innovations introduced in the coir industry while unveiling commemorative coins as part of the diamond jubilee celebrations of the Coir Board here on Wednesday. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:31:05 +0530 Two Arrested for Attack on House The Kazhakoottam Police have arrested two persons who attacked and damaged a house at Ahladapuram in Chempazhanthy near here. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:31:05 +0530 Venjarammoodu in a Jubilant Mood over Award People of Venjarammoodu were exhilarated as its namesake returned home. Suraj Venjaramoodu, who has placed this small village in the global map, has brought a national award home. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:31:04 +0530 HC Order to Arrest Ships Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:23:09 +0530 Woman Hacked to Death A housewife was stabbed to death by a youth who attempted to snatch her gold chain at Kadaibhagam in Palluruthy on Wednesday. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:23:08 +0530 Fish Workers Sore Over Govt Order Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:23:08 +0530 Classes on Fire Safety Measures Soon As part of raising awareness about fire safety measures, the Kerala Fire and Rescue Services Department has decided to conduct certificate courses for the public. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:23:08 +0530 Housewife Stabbed During Robbery Bid Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:23:07 +0530 Book Released Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:23:05 +0530 Thathamaram to be Staged on Monday at Edappally Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:23:05 +0530 Swayed by the Soulful Music of 'Santoor' Alankode Haridas, who is about to have his first western fusion performance in the city with a German music ensemble recalls his illustrious journey in mastering ‘Santoor,’ a Kashmiri instrument Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:23:04 +0530 The Victorian Legacy of the Royal Disease Tracing the royal lineage of haemophilia, an inherited sex-linked X chromosome disorder, on the occasion of World Haemophilia Day Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:23:04 +0530 Waste Pile Chokes Kaloor Bus Stand Despite the entire place reeking for the last few days owing to non-removal of garbage, the Kochi Corporation has turned a blind eye towards the issue Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:23:04 +0530 Metro Work Hit by Land Acquisition Delays The delays in land acquisition are proving to be a major hurdle for the timely completion of the much-awaited Metro Rail project. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:23:01 +0530 Revenue Dept up from Slumber Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:23:01 +0530 Metro Rail Project Could Save Time with Special Team for Land Acquisition Land Acquisition, a key reason behind delays in the Kochi Metro project could have been dealt with in an effective manner if an idea mooted by E Sreedharan was implemented. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:23:01 +0530 Celebrating The Shakespearean Bard A Shakespeare Festival to mark the 450th birth anniversary of the poet-playwright will be held from April 21-27 at the David Hall, Fort Kochi. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:23:01 +0530 65 Country Boats Seized Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:22:58 +0530 Maradu Water Treatment Plant Awaits Machinery The delay in procuring the motor and pump is likely to affect the deadline set for the commissioning of the Maradu Water Treatment Plant project. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:22:58 +0530 Berny-Ignatius Give Patients a Musical Treat It was an emotional moment for Malayalam’s popular music composer duo Berny-Ignatius on Wednesday when they along with their family served up a grand musical feast to the patients at the Government General Hospital here as part of the ‘Arts and Medicine’ programme organised by the Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF). Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:22:58 +0530 Drive Against Hepatitis B Yet to Take Root Though there exists a universal immunization programme to prevent Hepatitis B, a major chunk of the population in the state still lies outside its purview resulting in the spread of the disease. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:22:57 +0530 Green Award for Kallen Pokkudan Naturalist Kallen Pokkudan has won the 7th P S Gopinathan Nair Environmental Award for 2014. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:22:57 +0530 Year-long Silver Jubilee Fete Planned Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:22:54 +0530 Rocket Fuel in their Wells Won't Let Them Lift a Glass of Water Residents of the Kulakkad colony in Keezhmadu panchayat, many of them who have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, allegedly due to perchlorate contamination of groundwater resources, are yet to get the promised supply of potable water. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:08:44 +0530 A Promising Adaptation Books and cinema have had a long history together. From Mario Puzo’s Godfather to JK Rowling’s Harry Potter, Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:54:11 +0530 AP Reorganisation Act Cannot be Amended, Energy Dept Tells APERC The State Energy department made it clear to the AP Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) that it is not possible to make amendments to AP Reorganisation Act, 2014. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:54:10 +0530 Bleeding Dry The weather and elections have had an unlikely affect in the city; blood banks say low turnout at donation camps is leading to a shortage Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:54:10 +0530 No Permission to be Colourful Come election season, people get to see politicians waving enthusiastically to the public, staged on jeeps Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:54:10 +0530 The Big Shift Students are increasingly seeking newer terrain for opportunities. But moving out of home isn’t as simple as going on a vacation. There are many logistical and emotional strings attached Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:54:10 +0530 Distribution of Voter Slips from Today As per the guidelines of the Election Commission, Photo Voter Slips will be distributed by the GHMC to all the voters in Hyderabad district in two phases from April 17-19 and April 21 and 24. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:54:07 +0530 Mobile Phones Not Allowed in Polling Booths To prevent voters from video recording the voting process in election booths, voters will not be allowed mobile phones inside the booths. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:54:07 +0530 ‘Nirbhaya Squads’ for Rail Commuters‘Nirbhaya-Squads’-for-Rail-Commuters/2014/04/17/article2173312.ece Based on the feedback from women passengers, combined mobile squads of security and commercial departments have been set up to strengthen security of women commuters at MMTS stations and trains in the twin cities. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:54:07 +0530‘Nirbhaya-Squads’-for-Rail-Commuters/2014/04/17/article2173312.ece Casurina Clonal Centre Opened in Vizag Village The centre spread across 5.4 acres with 20 low-cost poly houses will enable farmers to maximise bioproductivity of their land mass Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:54:07 +0530 AP, T Govts to Reimburse Fees of Respective Students 39,000 Seemandhra students are studying in Telangana and 18,000 T students in AP Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:54:06 +0530 Rahul to Address Public Meeting in Dichpalli on Apr 21 After AICC supremo Sonia Gandhi, the next in the line from the Congress high command to campaign for the Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:54:04 +0530 Naidu Promises Satellite Township for Eluru Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president Nara Chandrababu Naidu said that a satellite township would be developed on the government lands around Eluru. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:54:04 +0530 Congress Alone Can Rebuild Telangana State: Jairam After TPCC chief and Congress MPs from Telangana, now it is the turn of Union rural development minister Jairam Ramesh to fire broadside at TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:54:03 +0530 SSC Supplementary Exams Likely before June 2 The conduct of SSC supplementary exams in June has led to a major confusion among authorities and students alike. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:54:00 +0530 City Police Probing Kidney Racket after Youth’s Death in Sri Lanka’s-Death-in-Sri-Lanka/2014/04/17/article2173307.ece Twenty-six year old Dinesh Maru, an unemployed youth from Kothagudem in Khammam district had, on March 20, left for Vizag to join a new job. The next, his family heard about him was only ten days later, that too from Sri Lankan police, who informed them about his sudden death of cardiac arrest in Colombo. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:54:00 +0530’s-Death-in-Sri-Lanka/2014/04/17/article2173307.ece Politicos Slugging It Out in a ‘State of Confusion’‘State-of-Confusion’/2014/04/17/article2173282.ece Jai Telangana fervour, all pervasive at the height of the T stir, is waning. People are surely happy that a T State is here but are unsure of the future Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:54:00 +0530‘State-of-Confusion’/2014/04/17/article2173282.ece Jagan Ridicules Naidu's Sops to Woo Voters Continuing his broadside against TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu, YSRC president YS Jagan Mohan Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:54:00 +0530 Foodgrains Worth Rs 145 Cr Seized in Raids Foodgrains worth Rs 145 crore have been seized by the Vigilance and Enforcement Department officials who are conducting raids on godowns spread across the state following allegations of diversion of PDS rice and other commodities Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:53:59 +0530 Land of Beaches, Toddy Shops The city of Kannur is a great getaway for those who are looking for places unspoiled by commercialisation Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:53:57 +0530 Getting Steamy for Sunny After the success of Ragini MMS 2, actress Sunny Leone has now sizzled her way into the South Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:53:57 +0530 Political Awareness High? Here's What We Found City Express shot five simple politics-related questions at 40 Bangaloreans on Wednesday. The idea was to test general awareness. Only G P Arokiasamy, a security guard, got all the answers right. Many said Indira Gandhi was India’s first woman President. Some said Modi had two children. Only 40 per cent knew the name of President Pranab Mukherjee. Here's a selection of answers. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:27:54 +0530 Parapancha Through Joshi's Eyes Parapancha is Krish Joshi’s second film after Gandhi Smiles, for which he got a Best Film Award at the Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:27:54 +0530 My Focus is on Films: Radhika Following a six-year-long sabbatical, the actor recently made a comeback with Sweety Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:27:54 +0530 'An Old Woman Locked up the Entire Election Team' Polling officials in remote places go through untold ordeals as they make the world’s biggest democracy tick. Here are some fascinating inside stories Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:27:53 +0530 Gaiety Theatre: Alive with History Gaiety sits in a narrow section of the Mall Road and you might even just walk by it. It stands just before the Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:27:53 +0530 Three from City Get IGNOU Gold Medals As many as 5,439 students received their degrees from the Indira Gandhi National Open University’s Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:27:51 +0530 6 Months On, Safety Forgotten Transport Commissioner Amaranarayana is unaware that most bus operators do not instruct passengers on precautions on board Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:27:50 +0530 COMED-K to Go Ahead With Counselling It is now certain that the counselling for post-graduate medical seats by the Consortium of Medical Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:27:50 +0530 HC Puts PG Medical Admissions on Hold The High Court on Wednesday ordered that deemed universities, COMED-K and linguistic minority colleges Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:27:50 +0530 Constable Arrested for Abetting Suicide A police constable and four associates were arrested for abetting the suicide of a woman, in Whitefield police Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:27:50 +0530 Auto Consultant Gave Cops Big Lead Perpetrators of the Malleswaram terror attack almost succeeded in throwing the police off the scent by using Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:27:47 +0530 'If He Was Alert, Driver May Have Averted Mishap' The bus accident in which six people were charred to death in Hiriyur taluk on Wednesday could have been Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:27:47 +0530 National Awards for December 1 At a time when there’s talk that Kannada films are not doing well, director P Sheshadri has created a new Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:27:46 +0530 6 Charred to Death as Bus Catches Fire Six people were charred to death when a private bus caught fire and fell into a gorge near Metikurke village Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:27:46 +0530 Man Assaulted, Robbed A two-wheeler rider, was assaulted by four bike-borne miscreants near Veerabhadra junction on NICE Road. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:27:44 +0530 Read This. Then go vote City Express brings you crucial how-to advice from Anil Kumar Jha, Karnataka’s Chief Electoral Officer Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:27:43 +0530 Why Simla Still Allures I had been to Simla when I was 11 and even then people spoke about the crowd, excessive development, Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:27:43 +0530 Why We Laugh With Kapil at things that are not Funny at all Our patience with misogyny or milder versions of it never wears thin Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:27:43 +0530 Booze Sales go up by 40 to 50 Percent Before Elections Hours before the pre-election prohibition came into force, there was a spike in alcohol sales as people hurried to stock up for the two dry days ahead. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:27:40 +0530 Sonia Claims Full Credit for Telangana, Says TRS Had No Role in Reality Asserts Congress carved out the State despite strong opposition from YSRC, BJP & TDP; speaks for barely 13 minutes in Karimnagar much to the disappointment of party leaders Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:41:35 +0530 Norms laid for Borewell Safety Contractors told to inform officials before digging, cover open pits with iron plates, fence area Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:36:16 +0530 May 18, Last Date for RTE Application The Madras High Court granted a 9-day extension for submission of filled in applications for admission of poor children in schools in the State. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:36:16 +0530 Fish Vendor Killed as Auto, Police Van Collide A 43-year-old fish vendor died after the auto she was travelling in collided head-on with a police vehicle at Pattinapakkam on Wednesday afternoon. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:36:16 +0530 Kancheepuram Cotton Shirts, Anyone? Kancheepuram sarees enjoy a dedicated space in most wardrobes in the South. But Kancheepuram . Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:36:14 +0530 'It's an Award for Both TN, Cinema' Balu Mahendra’s protégés - most of them directors of some repute now - had reason to smile when the 61st National Awards were announced. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:36:14 +0530 German Firm Offers Unique Package ISL Sprachschule, a German firm which specialises in placing foreign students in German Public Universities, is now offering a unique package for Indian students. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:36:13 +0530 3 in 1 Detergent Launched A product that removes the need for a separate detergent, fabric softener and perfume is now available in the Indian market. Mugi Ultra, a liquid detergent that incorporates all three components was launched here recently by G G Organics.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:36:13 +0530 If I Change, the World Will Change We live in a society that constitutes of people following different professions for their livelihood and sustenance. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:36:13 +0530 Bringing Organic Spaces Closer Home Five software professionals quit their jobs to help Chennai’s gardening enthusiasts facing a space crunch, with creative options. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:36:13 +0530 Vows Apart, Lenten Season Draws to a Close Encompassing the final three days of fasting or abstinence, Easter is almost around the corner and the liturgical season of Lent is about to end. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:36:12 +0530 Rajalakshmi Group inks MoUs for biomed engineering In an attempt to ensure greater collaboration between students and the industry, the Rajalakshmi Group of institution signed two MoUs on Wednesday, both focusing on the field of biomedical engineering. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:36:12 +0530 Relish 'Punjab di' Delicacies With Pride for Yet Another Week Taste authentic Punjabi cuisine hosted at The Pride Hotel, Kilpauk, by a special team of food experts for the ‘Baisakhi da Mela — Punjabi Food Festival’ till April 25. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:36:12 +0530 Former CEC Moots Alternative Voting India should come out of colonial mindset and think of an alternative system of voting, according to former chief election commissioner T S Krishnamurthy. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:36:11 +0530 ICF Celebrates 59th Railway Week The Integral Coach Factory celebrated the 59th Railway Week amid much fanfare at the ICF Stadium in the city recently with a flurry of cultural events and performances. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:36:11 +0530 Flower Power for Future Entrepreneurs One of the fables of ages past goes like this. An upper class bride is required to hold a bouquet of roses or flowers as she walked down the aisle to prevent body odour and to drive away evil spirits. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:36:11 +0530 Tenaliraman Gets 'Cut Free' Release Settlement reached barely an hour after HC dismisses plea against film; Telugu groups relent after AGS agrees to mute most portions Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:36:10 +0530 'I'll Get Married When I Meet a Man as Bold as I am' The Big Step: I am ready for marriage, but I haven’t found a man who’s as bold as I am. When I do, I’ll go for it! Most men are shy around me. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:36:10 +0530 Magnetic Lips and Madras Samosas The art exhibition showcased by Stella Maris students was centered around all things Chennai Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:36:10 +0530 'Autonomy Led DGV to STAR Scheme' Autonomy is the most appropriate academic framework to deliver comprehensive empowerment of the learners in academics and its related spheres of activities. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:36:09 +0530 'Cool down, Cool down!' As Tenaliraman's release remained uncertain till Wednesday, the worry didn't seem to have added any lines to his forehead. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:36:09 +0530