Kochi News

Hugging row: School has given a sexual twist to a friendly hug, says victim

The school authorities misread a friendly hug and they have been unleashing a false campaign against us, said the boy.

published : 19 Dec 2017

Kerala HC ratifies suspension of students for hugging

The Kerala High Court has upheld the decision of the St Thomas Central School, expelling and suspending the students for hugging in the school and uploading their photos on Instagram.

published : 19 Dec 2017

Hugging row: Is liberal Kerala hurtling back to the dark ages

When a boy hugging a girl is all it takes for a school to kick them out, alarm bells should start ringing. Sadly, the episode at St Thomas Central School is no isolated incident.

published : 19 Dec 2017

Kochi: BPCL to provide grants and investments to two startup ventures

BPCL and Kerala Startup Mission are now working together to find promising new startups to support.

published : 17 Dec 2017

Cyclone Ockhi in Tamil Nadu: Nagapattinam fisherman dies, body washed out near Lakshadweep

A 21-year-old fisherman from Serudhur fishing hamlet died after his boat on November 30 drowned being trapped in the rough sea near Lakshadweep due to Cyclone Ochki.

published : 04 Dec 2017

Cyclone Ockhi: Search and rescue ops will continue until each and every fisherman is found, says Nirmala Sitaraman

Sitharaman, who visited the grieving families in Vizhinjam and Poonthura early Monday morning, told reporters here that she would apprise the union home and agriculture ministers of the situation.

published : 04 Dec 2017

Cyclone Ockhi in Kerala: Unofficial death toll rises to 30; rescue operations on for 92 missing fishermen

Unofficial death toll from Cyclone Ockhi doubles with 15 bodies being found across Kerala on Sunday; fate of 92 fishermen remains unknown.

published : 04 Dec 2017

Cyclone Ockhi in Kerala: Still no permanent base for Navy, Coast Guard ships in Thiruvananthapuram 

Cyclone Ockhi and the frantic scramble for organising rescue efforts down south have yet again underscored the need for permanently stationing Naval and Coast Guard ships in Thiruvananthapuram.

published : 04 Dec 2017

Cyclone Ockhi in Kerala: Blame game on date of IMD cyclone alert; Alphons does U-turn

Though Kannanthanam earlier backed the state's contention that they had not received any prior warning, he changed his stand within hours and said the central agencies had issued early cyclone alerts.

published : 03 Dec 2017

Gas project at a crossroads following municipality's rider

IOAGPL officers said the company has provided piped gas connection to 750 homes in Kalamassery and work is on to connect more homes in the five wards of the municipality

published : 06 Oct 2017

Kerala can be silicon valley of India, says Aruna Sundararajan at investors meet

Kerala may have missed the first boom in the IT sector during the 1990s, but the state can still emerge as the 'Silicon Valley of India', said the Secretary of the Department of Telecom.

published : 13 Sep 2017

How to harpoon the ‘blue whale’ online

Amid the raging debate over the ‘Blue Whale Challenge’, an online game which goads gullible teens into killing themselves, a young IPS officer in the state has penned a ready reckoner, just what the d

published : 08 Aug 2017

Three Dileep films stuck; Rs 60 crore at stake

Approximately Rs 60 crore is riding on actor Dileep’s finished and unfinished projects in 2017.

published : 11 Jul 2017

Dileep arrest: Women’s Collective head Beena Paul ‘pained that a film personality is involved’

Beena Paul said it was saddening to know that a person from within the industry had a role in the crime of abduction and sexual assault of the popular Malayalam actress.

published : 10 Jul 2017

Here is a timeline of events in the Malayalam actress abduction case

Malayalam filmstar Dileep was on Monday arrested in connection with the abduction and sexual assault of a prominent actress in Kochi on February 18.

published : 10 Jul 2017