Parents beware! Loan sharks now target kids’ love for online games

Children, parents receiving threat calls demanding triple the loan amount in return

28 Jan 2022

Malappuram man busted gang’s main contraband supplier, say excise sleuths

He was arrested last year under NDPS Act, released on bail later

26 Jan 2022

Bribery-accused police officer booked on cheating charges

According to Anilkumar, it was through one of his friends that Vinod became his acquaintance. “It was Vinod who approached me with a deal to supply the generator.

26 Jan 2022

Lure of luxurious lives drives gang of college students to peddle drugs

Excise nabs 4, seizes ganja, hashish oil and MDMA during raid on house rented by students

25 Jan 2022

Car loan fraud: Case against bank official for duping businessman

When he bought his first car, a BMW M2 Competition, the Palarivattom branch of the private bank offered a vehicle loan with a 7% interest rate. 

19 Jan 2022

CBI books landowners and builder for defrauding bank

The CBI has registered a case against a Thrissur-based builder and 14 others for a Rs 6.18-crore loan cheating case following a complaint lodged by Union Bank of India, Ernakulam Rural.

18 Jan 2022

CBI registers case against HNL former MD for misconduct leading to closure of company

It was during his tenure that 3636.96 tonnes of low-grade coal from Singareni Collieries Co Ltd (SCCL) was procured, even though HNL was not using low-grade coal.

16 Jan 2022

Thefts on trains, platforms see uptick in Ernakulam

Unlike in the past, thieves and pickpockets in trains are more interested in mobile phones than cash or gold.

13 Jan 2022

Mollywood women’s issues: Govt sits on report after spending Rs 1.06 crore

The state government is sitting on the Justice K Hema Commission report regarding issues faced by women in Mollywood for which Rs 1.06 crore was spent from the exchequer.

13 Jan 2022

Actor abduction case: Probe on into assault video leaking claim

Move follows allegation of film director P Balachandrakumar | SIT was apprehensive of possible leaking of video even before trial in the case started

11 Jan 2022

Expats on leave panic over return chances, scramble for flight tickets

After rumours spread that the Saudi Arabian administration may impose stringent measures similar to the previous lockdown to control the Covid spread, he decided to return earlier.

08 Jan 2022

Rising synthetic drug abuse in Kochi a major concern

Synthetic drugs said to be procured from abroad via dark web; excise dept tracing websites and courier routes to find sources

05 Jan 2022

Actor abduction case: Dileep likely to be quizzed again as fresh probe begins

The police team on Tuesday submitted film director P Balachandrakumar’s statement given to them in a sealed cover at the Ernakulam Additional Special Sessions Court.

05 Jan 2022

Woman loses Rs 2.3 lakh to job racket; fake job portals on the rise, say cops

51-yr-old Anitha Narayanan lost money after being coaxed into registering with a job portal

04 Jan 2022

Night curfew: Kochi tourism sector gets rude shock

The tourism sector in Kochi is dealing with mass cancellations after the government announced the night curfew from Thursday.

31 Dec 2021