The New Indian Express - Cities - RSS Feed from The New Indian Express en Copyright 2012 The New Indian Express. All rights reserved. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:53:56 +0530 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:12:07 +0530 Cities CPI Warns Congress over Rebel Candidates Coming down on the Congress leadership for its failure to persuade its candidates who have filed their nomination for the seats allotted to the CPI to withdraw from the fray Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:23:39 +0530 AP Gets Addl 277 MW Power from Haryana Responding to the request made by governor ESL Narasimhan recently to the Central government, the power ministry has decided to allocate 276.83 MW power to the state from M/s Aravali Power Company Private Limited (APCPL), Jhajjar in Haryana. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:23:39 +0530 Centre May Extend Prez Rule in State Governor ESL Narasimhan will meet President Pranab Mukherjee in Delhi on Thursday. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:23:39 +0530 4,510 Candidates Remain in Election Fray in State Polling in Telangana on April 30, in Andhra and Rayalaseema on May 7 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:23:39 +0530 'Khala Ghoda' in the City With summer vacations already here, most children might be struggling to decide which summer programme to choose. And a new 25-day, 100 classes programme is being introduced in the city. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:23:36 +0530 Invisible Gaps in the Visible Green In the city for the screening of her documentary Ningal Aranaye Kando?, film-maker Sunanda Bhat talks about how the documentary goes beyond the green and discovers the fading bio-diversity. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:23:35 +0530 Smile, Click, but Don't Upload In recent times, self-taken pictures, also known as selfies, have been on the rise. From normal people to local celebrities to global politicians (who can forget US President Barack Obama’s selfie with British and Danish Prime Mininsters, David Cameron and Helle Thorning-Schmidt last year?) Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:23:35 +0530 Exploring the Adventurous Spirit Whenever we step out the safe confines of our home for anything, there is a bit of apprehension involved. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:23:35 +0530 Creative Freedom On a visit to India to promote his collaboration with e-store Koovs, Henry Holland talks prints and psychedelic colour Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:23:35 +0530 A Colourful Mix of Cultures Located in Ajmer district in Rajasthan, Pushkar is much more than a holy city Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:23:32 +0530 Inspired by Music Established in October 2012, Angels Share is a five-member band with Suman Chalamcharla on vocals, Sanjay Bhandari as the lead guitarist, Bernard as the bass guitarist, Prince on the keyboard and Ryan as the drummer. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:23:32 +0530 For an Advanced Music Learner This summer, the KM College of Music and Technology in Chennai is giving music lovers a chance to learn the art from the maestros. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:23:31 +0530 EC Cautions Media on Exit Polls Hyderabad district election officer Somesh Kumar on Wednesday said that telecast or publishing of exit polls amounts to violation of Section 126A of the RP Act, 1951. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:23:31 +0530 AIS Officers Asked to Give Personal Info Chief secretary PK Mohanty issued a memo on Wednesday requesting all the IAS, IPS and IFS officers to furnish their personal details for allocating the All-India Service officers to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana state. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:23:28 +0530 Sanitation Workers Call Off Stir GHMC threatened to lodge police complaints against them for obstructing poll process Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:23:28 +0530 No Action on CAG Report of 2012 The report even had photographs showing bar hotels rubbing shoulders with colleges, schools and churches. Two of the best-known schools in the city, for instance, had bars right across the road! Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:11:10 +0530 Mobile Incinerator Getting New Owner The mobile incinerator, which had left the city in early July 2013 after getting mired in controversies and confusions, is reaching the hands of Clean Kerala Company Limited, an initiative of the state government for integrated waste management. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:10:48 +0530 Local People Now Plan Social Audit The Mookkunnimala Samara Samithi, in a meeting attended by a large number of people, has decided to intensify its agitation till the closure of all quarries in the region Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:10:28 +0530 Lightning: Woman Killed A woman was killed in a lightning strike near Vattappara on Wednesday evening. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:10:12 +0530 Course on Zookeeping Planned The Department of Museums and Zoos, in collaboration with the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Mannuthy, plans to introduce a six-month certificate course for training zookeepers this academic year. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:09:26 +0530 The Fruits of Labour and Love The women in Thazhe Nedumpurath Radhakrishnan’s house have been reaping success in vegetable farming for the past two years. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:08:58 +0530 Cosmic Chants that Mesmerise After wooing audiences across the country, the Rajeev Raja Combine, the Indo-Jazz fusion band will be performing at the JT Pac, Kochi on Sunday, April 27, at 7 p.m., with simple melodies and strong rhythms. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:08:11 +0530 Gearing to Scale the Heights 58-year-old Duke Ninan from the state is one among the seven shortlisted for the final summit to climb Mount Everest Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:07:40 +0530 Call to Pursue Science There was a time when major discoveries in science were considered serendipitous. But that is no longer so, said former chairman of ISRO G Madhavan Nair on Wednesday Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:07:19 +0530 Samadhi Day of Sai Baba The third samadhi anniversary of Satya Sai Baba will be observed at Sai Gramam, Thonnackal on Thursday at 5 pm. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:39 +0530 BA Results The results of the final year BA (Annual Scheme - 2013 September) examination of the Kerala University are available on the university website Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:05:23 +0530 City Hosting 'Thala Maholsavam' from Today ‘Thala maholsavam’ (an ensemble of percussion and wind instruments) will be held at Vyloppilli Samskrithi Bhavan here from April 24 to 26. Excise Minister K Babu will  inaugurate the festival on Thursday at 10.30 am. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:04:53 +0530 New Three-wheeler Launched Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd (PVPL), a 100-per cent subsidiary of the Italian Piaggio & CSpA and one of the country’s leading manufacturer of light transportation solutions, has unveiled the new ape’ City Compact Diesel three-wheeled passenger vehicle, a release said here. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:03:56 +0530 Incinerator Getting New Owner The mobile incinerator, which had left the city in early July 2013 after getting mired in controversies and confusions, is reaching the hands of Clean Kerala Company Limited, an initiative of the state government for integrated waste management. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:02:53 +0530 Daylight Robbery from Hospital Cash Counter In a broad daylight theft, a five-member gang got away with Rs 1,77,000 from the cash counter of a private hospital at Karamana here the other day.  City Police have launched a massive search to identify the accused with the help of CCTV visuals retrieved from the hospital. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:02:23 +0530 Motor Workers' Secretariat March to be Held on Friday Motor workers under the banner of Kerala State Auto-Taxi and Light Motor Workers  Federation (CITU) will organise Secretariat  and collectorate marches on April 25 seeking immediate withdrawal of the recent hike in vehicle tax and government’s decision to collect advance tax for five years. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:02:08 +0530 Sanju Samson's Father Alleges Humiliation by SI His son could be one of the most coveted cricketers in the country, but Samson Viswanath, father of Rajasthan Royals batsman Sanju V Samson, suffered the ignominy of being humiliated by a police officer in their hometown Vizhinjam. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:01:30 +0530 Toonz Animation Plans AI-powered Toy By using AI technology, the toy christened ‘Louis the Voyager’ will be able to sense the location as well as temperature Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:01:14 +0530 Twin Murder: Accused to be Produced in Court Thursday Police will not seek extension of the custody of Nino Mathew, the prime accused in the Attingal twin murder case. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:00:42 +0530 FM Office Denies Tax Hike for Private Vehicles Finance Minister K M Mani’s office has said that the allegations that tax was hiked for private vehicles was wrong. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:59:47 +0530 Statewide Checks on Wholesale Godowns Stocking Mangoes In the wake of reports that mangoes artificially ripened using chemicals are being transported to the state in large numbers, Food Safety officials conducted statewide checks on wholesale godowns stocking the fruit, on Wednesday. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:59:27 +0530 Varied Fare at Library Council's Book Fair Incorporating more than 60 publishing houses and with a fat collection of around one lakh books the book festival organised by the Council commenced on Wednesday at Bhagyamala Auditorium inside the Chadrasekharan Nair Stadium. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:56:25 +0530 The Masala Republic Despite several drives to make Ernakulam a tobacco free district, law enforcement agencies are finding it tough to keep a check on rampant sale of chewing tobacco and gutka in the city.  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:50:14 +0530 Children of the Pyre on Saturday The Kochi Film Society will screen two award-winning documentaries as part of their monthly programme on Saturday at Children’s Park Theatre on Saturday. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:48:16 +0530 KMA Holds Meet on CSR Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a strategic practice is key to the success of an organisation because it is one of the few practices that can positively impact 3Ps - Profit, Planet and People; contributing to a healthy bottom line and long-term sustainability,” said K G Joseph Jackson, registrar of companies, Kerala & Lakshadweep. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:47:24 +0530 Speech and Table Topic Contest Conducted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:47:03 +0530 More Trains Delayed; Commuters Affected The work undertaken on signal system has delayed many trains for the last seven days Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:46:36 +0530 Petronet LNG's Lease Plan may Hit Galaxy of Projects With the Petronet LNG Limited planning  to lease out Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) storage terminals, a galaxy of projects envisaged by the state may be delayed at least by two years. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:45:46 +0530 Safety Checks Don't Hold Water How safe is the water supplied to your home by the local civic agency? Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:45:18 +0530 Man Run Over by BMTC Bus A 39-year-old employee of Stumpp, Schuele and Somappa Springs Company died on the spot after being run over by a BMTC bus in Jayanagar on Wednesday. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:45:15 +0530 Home Care Venture Launched With the aim of offering patients affordable and continued care post hospitalisation, Medwell Ventures launched a home healthcare venture in the city on Wednesday. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:45:15 +0530 More Quarters for Cops Soon: Minister 2,500 housing units, with all facilities, will be set up in city Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:45:14 +0530 Land Acquisition Order Reserved The High Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a bunch of writ petitions challenging the land acquisition notice issued by the State government to acquire land for the Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Layout. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:45:14 +0530 KSRTC Ticket Counter at Ernakulam The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation has established a computerised advance reservation counter at Ernakulam Bus Station, western entrance (Opp Juma Masjid). Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:45:11 +0530 Arrested Trio Killed City Jeweller Too? The arrest of three people involved in a jewellery theft, by the Ahmedabad police, may have solved the murder of a jewellery shop owner in Rajajinagar that took place over a year ago. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:45:11 +0530 COMED-K: 108 Seats Picked up on Day 2 Day two of the Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMED-K) counselling saw 108 post-graduate medical seats being allotted on Wednesday. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:45:11 +0530 'Govt Must Focus on Infrastructure' Real estate body CREDAI on Wednesday said that a new stable government at the Centre would need to focus on infrastructure development in its budget as opposed to the people-oriented budget that was presented this year. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:45:11 +0530 Stumped by Destiny, Hyder Conquers Challenges With a Smile He triumphs over Pervasive Developmental Disorder with family support and perseverance Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:45:08 +0530 Frauds Identified 3 Years Ago, But BU Turned Blind Eye If only the Bangalore University had heeded to a Syndicate sub-committee, the fake marks card racket would have been busted three years ago. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:45:08 +0530 Why it is Essential to Go Green Recently environmentalist and wild-life activist Jane Goodall celebrated her 80th birthday and her most persistent message through a life-time of work Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:45:07 +0530 Inflation Hits Vegetables, Fruits For the fashionistas, inflation has struck their favourite branded tags. For avid gamers, the rise in prices of the Halo series is unbearable. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:45:07 +0530 What Astrologers Foretell Leaders like Deve Gowda, B S Yeddyurappa, S M Krishna and even so-called atheists seek advice from astrologers before polls. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:45:07 +0530 Goodness Has No Motive If I have a motive to be good, does that bring about goodness? Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:45:04 +0530 Patience The most important virtue needed for self-transformation is patience. Without patience you will lose hope in the transformation process. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:45:04 +0530 Ducts to Ensure Smooth Roads BBMP to build 80 roads which don't have to be dug up to lay pipes and wires Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:45:04 +0530 Higher our Education, Greater our Problems Mindset and doubt also leads to assumptions and presumptions which take us completely off track. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:45:03 +0530 Dhanaulti, a Quaint Village in the Hills Dhanaulti is at a distance of about 60 kms from Dehradun. It is on the same route as Mussorie but just 3-4 kms short and one needs to take a detour and turn right from JP gate Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:45:01 +0530 Discover the Cause of Ego ‘Ego’ is a frequently used word in spiritual teachings. An ‘egoist’ is defined as one who is completely devoted to his own interests; a selfish person. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:45:00 +0530 Simple or Complex? Life is utterly simple and yet most complex. You have to simultaneously attend to both facets Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:45:00 +0530 Heaven on Earth There are dozens of places on this planet which stake claim to the coveted appellation ‘Heaven on Earth’. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:45:00 +0530 When In Bali.. We stepped out of Ngurah Rai International Airport one hot Saturday afternoon and learnt our first lesson barely 10 minutes Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:45:00 +0530 Mohan Muthanna, a Hockey Winger on the Right Track Mohan Muthanna, a 25-year-old hockey player, is known for his speed and goal-scoring acumen. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:44:57 +0530 Never Fear The Inevitable Set in a silver frame is a photograph of a four-year-old girl with a cat on her lap. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:44:57 +0530 'Curtailing Mayor and Deputy's Term is Unconstitutional' The State Urban Development Department has made it clear that the Mayor and Deputy Mayor have the right to continue in office for one full year from the date of their election and curtailing their tenure will be treated as discrimination and also violation of their fundamental rights. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:44:56 +0530 Book to Help Park Statue Restoration The erstwhile garden city’s pride, Cubbon Park which was neglected for a long time, is now getting a face lift. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:44:56 +0530 KUPECA Meeting Today to Discuss Fee, Seats Members of the Karnataka Unaided Private Engineering Colleges Association (KUPECA) are meeting on Thursday evening to discuss fixing fees and seats for undergraduate engineering courses. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:44:56 +0530 Woman Stabbed by Lover's Son A 25-year-old woman was stabbed by her paramour’s 16-year-old son, who was frustrated over the problems that she had caused in his family. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:44:53 +0530 Land Allotted to Sugar Company to be Reclaimed The Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) on Wednesday submitted before the high court that it  will take back land allotted to Prem Sugars in Mandya district as the company had not set up a factory even 18 years after the  land allotment. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:44:53 +0530 Monsanto Chief: Are People With the Right Credentials Opposing GM Crops? Even as the debate over genetic modification  of crops rages, agri-business major Monsanto has sought permission from the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) for new field trials across the country. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:44:53 +0530 'Jakkur Model Key to Sustainability' Experts are pushing for adoption of a model that is being used in the city — treating sewage water using a combination of mechanical and natural processes — to mitigate the water crisis. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:44:52 +0530 Mandatory Premarital Counselling Mooted Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:44:21 +0530 Principals' Meet on Saturday The 46th conference of the Council of Principals of Colleges in Kerala on the subject of higher education will be held at St Teresa’s College here on Saturday. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:44:06 +0530 KMRL to Spruce up 20 City Roads A total of 20 roads in the city will be developed by Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) in the second phase of the preparatory works of the Kochi Metro rail project. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:43:26 +0530 Mixed Response from Students as KEAM Ends When the three-day Kerala Engineering Agricultural Medical Exam (KEAM) for this year concluded in the state here on Wednesday, there were mixed emotions from the students as  they left the examination hall. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:43:02 +0530 Toll Collection at Ponnurunni RoB Disrupted Again after Row The toll collection at Ponnurunni railway overbridge (RoB), restored on Wednesday, was again disrupted owing to the protests by the Kochi Corporation opposition. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:42:36 +0530 Mango Godown Owner Seeks Bail Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:39:46 +0530 Judge's Recusal: Bar Council Issues Show-cause Notice The Bar Council of Kerala on Wednesday decided to take action against Advocate K Thavamony, who allegedly attempted to influence the judge hearing the petitions in the bar licence case. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:39:28 +0530 Out for Lunch Advocates Bleeding Corporation in Brahmapuram LA Cases The cases related to the Land Acquisition (LA) for Brahmapuram project being fought in the Perumbavoor sub-court are known for burning holes in Kochi Corporation’s pocket. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:38:18 +0530 Ernakulam Smokes like a Habitual Chimney Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:36:21 +0530 In the Eye of the District Collectorate, a Cigarette Stub Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:32:51 +0530 Pizhala Wants Freedom from Their Ferry to Despair Kadamakkudy Panchayat Vikasana Samithi president E D Xavier said the construction of Pizhala bridge is being delayed because the project needs environment clearance. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:30:42 +0530 Singapore Keen to Partner with Corporation's Township Project A delegation from Singapore National Development Authority visited the city and expressed willingness to associate with the ‘New Township’ Project of the Kochi Corporation. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:26:54 +0530 She Spurned Me, I Killed Her, Says Arrested Techie The 29-year-old spurned lover who killed his woman colleague on Monday night confessed that he had done it because she had not accepted his love proposal. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:11:23 +0530 Cat, Pigeon Blamed for Airport Tile Fall Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:11:23 +0530 Boy Drowns in Septic Tank, Neighbour Held 4-yr-old fell into it while playing; incident at Poonamallee is fourth case in last 2 months Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:11:20 +0530 Carnatic Melodies and Some Clown Therapy Ekam Foundation’s music show featuring renowned artiste Kalaimamani Unnikrishnan will raise funds for healthcare for children in Tamil Nadu Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:11:19 +0530 Now Showing: EC Clout Shuts Malls, Theatres People who’d planned to cast their vote and still make it in time for a movie at noon on Thursday, will have to make other plans. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:11:19 +0530 Get a Free Ride to Rock Your Vote! Uber is offering two free rides to get you to that polling booth and back. You simply need to enter the promo code ‘VOTECHENNAI’ into your Uber app to avail the free rides!  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:11:17 +0530 Identifying Your Emotional Intelligence Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:11:16 +0530 Mindset Creates Expectation and Then Superstition Mere threats turn subconscious fears, which sap our will power and increase our insecurity, doubts and mindsets Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:11:16 +0530 Insurance Major Launches Surgical Protection Plan Bajaj Allianz General Insurance launched its ‘Surgical Protection Plan’ aimed at providing treatment-specific insurance cover on Tuesday. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:11:15 +0530 How Campaigning Has Evolved Over The Years Elections have been around in the world's largest democracy for more than 60 years. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:11:15 +0530 Spreading the Party Message Through Umbrellas Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:11:15 +0530 DG Vaishnav Sets up Student Friendly Systems Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:11:14 +0530 How to Treat a Snake Like a Piece of Cake! Two-day camp organised by Bay of Life and Snake Park will teach participants how to boldly encounter the reptiles and even handle one! Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:11:14 +0530