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Malayalam actor Dileep (File |EPS)
Malayalam actress assault: Actor Dileep appears before Aluva police

Dileep and Nadirshah had claimed that a person had blackmailed them on behalf of Pulsar Suni, the first accused in the sexual assault case.

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Kochi Metro (Albin Mathew | EPS)
Kochi Metro sets record for first week’s collection: Rs 1.77 crore

The Kochi Metro Rail, which commenced operations on June 19, has set a record in its first week.

27 Jun 2017

Kochi Metro (Albin Mathew | EPS)
Kochi Metro bogged down by unseemly controversies

Nine out of 21 transgenders employed by the Kochi Metro Rail Limited for jobs ranging from handling the ticket counter to housekeeping work have declined to join work citing lack of shelter for them.

27 Jun 2017

‘Ready to undergo lie detector test’

Actor Dileep on Monday said he was ready to undergo a lie detector test to prove his innocence in the events surrounding the abduction and sexual assault of an actress.

27 Jun 2017

-KMRL representative
Kochi Metro row: did SISF kin enjoy free ride? 

The police denied the allegation saying only the SISF personnel on duty on the Metro network took the ride, as part of their routine.

27 Jun 2017

Oomen Chandy (File | EPS)
KMRL internal probe finds violation of Metro Act by Oomen Chandy

The Kochi Metro Rail Limited said those who breached certain substantive provisions of the Metro Railways (Operations and Maintenance) Act, 2002 during the 'Janakeeya Yatra' would face legal action.

26 Jun 2017

For representational purpose
Sexual assault on Malayalam actress: Two arrested for blackmailing actor Dileep

Vishnu, a native of Edappally in Kochi and Sanal Kumar, hailing from Pathanamthitta, who were fellow inmates of the key accused Pulsar Suni aka Sunilkumar in Kakkanad District Jail have been arrested.

26 Jun 2017

Malayalam actor Dileep (File | EPS)
Malayalam actress assault case: Actor Dileep says he's ready to undergo lie-detector test

Dileep repeated his assertions that a group of people had been attempting deliberately to malign his image through social media and a few ‘yellow online websites’.

26 Jun 2017

Workers engaged in sowing at a pokkali field | File | Express Photo Service
Salinity-driven Pokkali yearns incentive dynamic

Pokkali is commonly cultivated in the sprawling waterlogged, and acidic, coastal regions of central Kerala.

25 Jun 2017

Navara Punja paddy seeds | Wikimedia Commons
Navara rice awaiting a shot in the arm from the govt

 Each grain of this particular variety of rice is packed with health benefits, including vitamin E and properties to fight cancer and diabetes, say experts.

25 Jun 2017

A farmer at work | File | TP Sooraj
Rice Research Station preserves 180 varities of rare paddy

The Kerala Agricultural University’s Rice Research Station at Mankombu is preserving the legacy of rare paddy varieties.

25 Jun 2017

Farmers engaged at Puzhambram where paddy is cultivated as part of Ponnaryan Koyyunna Ponnani | Express Photo Service
Ponnaryan Koyyunna Ponnani scheme to revive rice cultivation

While rice production stood at 1,200 kg per acre last year, plagued by drought, farmers believe the yield could be increased to 1,500-2,000 with better care.

25 Jun 2017

Heavy downpour over the past few days has come as a big relief to farmers. A farmer sowing seeds in a field at Balussery in Kozhikode | TP Sooraj
Government keen on reviving cultivation in fallow lands

The seeds of change sown by the LDF Government in its first year to revive rice cultivation have yielded results.

25 Jun 2017

Kerala HC seeks govt view on student plea for declaring starting of semester as illegal

The Kerala High Court has sought the view of the state government on a petition filed by a student of the Government Law College, Ernakulam, seeking to declare the commencement of second semester clas

24 Jun 2017

‘Chipping’ away to ensure petrol bunks do not take customers for a ride

Legal Metrology Dept forms eight squads under the Central Zone, comprising Ernakulam, Palakkad, Thrissur and Idukki. Two squads inspect bunks in each district

24 Jun 2017

Keep people posted on laws: HC to Kerala govt

The Kerala High Court has asked the state government to give wide publicity to the laws and amendments enacted by it so the people are kept in the loop.

24 Jun 2017

(Albin Mathew | EPS)
Leak not due to rain, says Kochi Metro Rail

The officers of the Kochi Metro Rail Ltd have been on a firefighting mode ever since the metro was opened up for the public.

24 Jun 2017

Illus : Amit Bandre
Vengeful Lovers

The two recent incidents in which spurned lovers attacked girls with sharp weapons, with an intent to kill, in broad daylight once again raises the question of women’s safety

24 Jun 2017

BPCL-Kochi unit trips

Panic gripped residents of Ambalamugal region, where the BPCL-Kochi’s refinery is located, after a unit under the process of commissioning ‘tripped’.

24 Jun 2017

A new beginning

 Sumati Bai D B Khona, 87, remembers how the Azadi Beej, the New Year of the Kutchi Dasa Oswal community, was a more livelier affair in Kochi in the 1940s and 50s. 

24 Jun 2017

Porinju Veliyath
Staking it high in the stock markets

Porinju Veliyath, founder of Equity Intelligence India, is a stock market idol. The assets managed by his company have crossed D1,000 crore

24 Jun 2017

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