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 Pulsar Suni’s former counsel agrees to appear before cops for quizzing

Pradeesh Chacko, the former counsel of Pulsar Suni, told the Kerala High Court he will appear before the police for the interrogation on Thursday at 11 am.

20 Jul 2017

Konain Khan, general manager, (Operations, Maintenance and Water Transport), KMRL, and GCDA secretary M C Joseph exchanging the memorandum at KMRL office in Kochi | K Shijith

Vembanad Lake clean-up on KMRL radar to clear decks for water metro
 

The Kochi Metro Rail Ltd will launch a campaign for the systemic cleaning up of Vembanad Lake and make it navigable and pollution-free as part of Kochi Water Metro project.

20 Jul 2017

Kochi: Excess bus stops, police apathy add traffic woes to the city

The main reason for traffic block, especially during peak hours, is the apathy of the police in appointing an officer to ensure the buses leave the stop soon after the passengers have boarded.

20 Jul 2017

Cops nab prankster

The Elamakkara police have arrested a Coimbatore-native who had been troubling the police and Fire and Rescue Services by making prank calls of accidents and crime.

19 Jul 2017

Not in a position to implement revised pay: Small hospitals

The small hospitals (those with beds below 20) have stated they are not in a position to implement the revised pay proposed by the Minimum Wages Committee.

19 Jul 2017

Fire and Rescue officers trying to douse the fire which broke out due to an LPG cylinder explosion in a house on Ponoth Road in Kochi on Tuesday | Express
House portion gutted in LPG explosion

 The upper portion of a two-storey house at Ponoth Road near Desabhimani Junction here was gutted after a cooking gas cylinder caught fire and exploded on Tuesday evening.

19 Jul 2017

Nickel nanoparticle synthesis: cusat researchers granted patent

 The Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) has been granted a patent for the invention of a new method for ‘Nickel Nanoparticle Synthesis’, for a term of 20 years.

19 Jul 2017

Haj pilgrimage: Kerala CM to flag off first flight on August 12

The Haj pilgrim season will begin in the state on August 12 with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan flagging off the first flight to Saudi Arabia.

19 Jul 2017

Marine drive to be enhanced  with 747 crore Water Metro project

A prime tourist spot in Kochi, Marine Drive, will soon get an advanced boat jetty, Marina and a boat jetty complex with all modern amenities.

19 Jul 2017

CMFRI told to prepare National Marine Fisheries Index 

Aimed at preparing the National Marine Fisheries Index, NITI Aayog has requested the  Institute to initiate a slew of programmes for the development of marine fisheries in the country.

19 Jul 2017

Maharaja’s principal N L Beena transferred to Thalassery

The principlal will be succeeded by Koduvally Government College principal Ajitha P S. 

19 Jul 2017

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Rain reign: the aftershocks

From uprooting trees to washing away walkways and inundating farmlands, the downpour THIS SEASON has seen the district administration battling to control the widespread damage.

19 Jul 2017

Plinku, a dancer does a painting in the painting camp of ‘Samanwaya’, an art worshop
Brushing aside the taboo

Transgender dancer, Plinku, who is participating in the painting camp, which is being held as part of Samanwaya, organised by Kerala Lalithakala Akademi, is very excited at trying her hand at painting

18 Jul 2017

A child admires ornamental fishes at a pet shop near Deshabhimani junction on Monday   Albin Mathew
A fine kettle of fish

Ministry of Environment and Forest’s latest Gazette notification, which will come into force on August 22, sends a ripple of unease among ornamental fish traders and farmers

18 Jul 2017

Kiran Seth, founder of SPIC MACAY, with the students of Rajagiri College of Business Studies
Gen-X ignorant of our culture: Kiran Seth

A man promoting India’s artistic heritage for the last four decades, Kiran Seth at a talk organised at Rajagiri College of Business Studies explained what went into the making of SPIC MACAY.

18 Jul 2017

A  still from the short-film ‘ Anuraga Gaanam Pole’
The touching reality of Alzheimers

The short film ‘Anuraga Gaanam Pole’ portrays what the loved ones of an Alzheimer patient goes through in life

18 Jul 2017

High Court declines to stay new fee structure

Kerala High Court declined to stay the new fee structure fixed by the Justice Rajendrababu Committee for MBBS and dental courses in self-financing medical and dental colleges.

18 Jul 2017

Online mutation in all village offices by August

In a promising move, the Ernakulam district administration has set a target to introduce online ‘pokkuvaravu’ in all villages of the district by August.

18 Jul 2017

Jacob Thomas IPS handing over the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award 2017’ to K P Padmakumar, former chairman of Federal Bank. Also seen (from Left): Venugopal C Govind, senior partner, Varma & Varma; Abraham Thariyan, president of State Forum of Bankers’ Club, K U Balakrishnan, general secretary, and P I Bose, treasurer of the forum.
Former Federal Bank chairman Padmakumar presented lifetime achievement award

K P Padmakumar, former chairman of Federal Bank, was presented the Life Time Achievement Award - 2017, instituted by the State Forum of Bankers Club (Kerala) for excellence in the field of banking.

18 Jul 2017

Stranded fishermen rescued

Around 49 fishermen stranded at sea, after the engine of their boat developed a technical snag, were rescued by Marine Enforcement Wing of the Fisheries Department.

18 Jul 2017

Protesters planned to block motorcade rehearsal, says DCP Yatish Chandra

The protesters were shifted from the road in front of the High Court considering the security of the Prime Minister, who was to arrive in the city for the inauguration of the Kochi Metro the next day.

18 Jul 2017