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The dance video went viral in no time, and Sheril, who was a teacher of accounting at a Kochi-based college till then, transformed into someone with a massive online fan club called Sheril army dedicated to her. Alongside fetching words of appreciation from film industry biggies, she even got a chance to ...
Kochi: The Excise sleuths on Thursday seized 7 kg of ganja from a person while he was trying to sell it. Mohammadali, 41, of Tirur, Malappuram, was arrested by an Excise team while attempting to hand over the ganja consignment to another person at a multiplex complex here. The contraband was kept ...

Kochi: Private Bus Owners Coordination Committee went on an indefinite strike from Friday. According to bus owners, the hike in bus fare announced by the state government on Tuesday is not sufficient to meet their running cost. Coordination committee members added that the minimum charge should ...
Kochi: marriage is no longer the norm, and youngsters with disposable income are increasingly willing to remain single. However, housing societies or apartment associations in the city seem to be unaware of the social changes happening around. They continue to harbour the age-old dislike for ...
Kochi: The State Bank of India, which has a strong NRI customer base of over 33 lakh, on Friday launched its Global NRI Centre (GNC) here. The GNC will be a one-stop customer service centre for all Non-Resident Indian (NRI) banking related services. To enhance the service experience of NRIs, the bank ...
A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Thursday directed the Town Vending Committee (TVC), constituted under the street vendors Act by the Kochi corporation, to finalise in four weeks a proposal for vending zones. A sub-committee of the corporation had identified the zones to rehabilitate street ...

It was a rare moment for the Cochin Port Trust in particular and the city of Kochi as a whole as memories came flooding back from a time when the city was still being built with the sweat and toil of hundreds of workers under the leadership of Sir Robert Bristow and his engineers like R.T. Ramachandra.
Delivering the key-note address at a ramp up event held in Kochi, Gopalakrishnan noted that it was important to activate all the networks at the disposal to achieve the goals set out by the first ever Global IT summit. "The digital summit is a platform for us to think about the future, imagine how the future would ...
Whenever I walk through the streets of Fort Kochi, I find myself falling in love again and again with the vibes of the city. Time seems to slow down, and everyone always greets you with a smile. The vibrant Graffiti on the walls isn't just art, but a movement, which seamlessly blends into the walls, so much that ...
It was a rare moment for the Cochin Port Trust in particular and the city of Kochi as a whole as memories came flooding back from a time when the city was still being built with the sweat and toil of hundreds of workers under the leadership of Sir Robert Bristow and his engineers like R.T. Ramachandra.
Kochi: A naval vessel from Singapore, Republic of Singapore navy ship (RSS) Resolution, with trainee naval officers of Singapore commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Edmund Teh Wei Khee arrived here on a four-day visit on Monday. The ship was given a colourful reception by the children from the Navy ...
Kochi: police have launched a probe into the alleged suicide of a probationary sub inspector Gopakumar T, who was found hanging in a lodge here on ... the mental pressure being faced by police personnel," said A R Prem Kumar, deputy commissioner of police (administration) of Kochi city police.
Kochi: Last year, the education dep artment issued closure notices to 76 schools in Ernakulam district that were teaching CBSE syllabus without being affiliated to the board. Only seven schools have expressed willingness to comply. CA Santosh, deputy director of education, Ernakulam, said that only ...
Filling the gaps in the city's public transport connectivity, evolving innovative renewable energy models and developing feasible waste management systems were matters that dominated the deliberations at a consultative meeting of stakeholders organised by the Kochi corporation here on Monday.
With the aim of addressing the problem of urban hunger in Kochi, the district administration has devised a project titled 'Numma Oonu' (My lunch), which will be inaugurated by Industries Minister AC Moideen on Republic Day. The programme will begin officially from February 1. Under the programme ...
Kolkata: Indian government is learnt to have decided to set up three more benches of the National Company Law Tribunal with the number of companies getting referred to the bankruptcy court rising by the day. The new benches will be in Bhubaneswar, Jaipur and Kochi, two persons familiar with ...
According to the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 report, over 19.07 crore people in India are undernourished, and that is about 14.5 percent of the entire global population. To make sure that no one goes hungry in the city anymore, the district administration of Kochi has come up with a ...

The issue of alignment of Kochi metro's route with regard to the oil pipeline on the 2-km Pettah-Thripunithura route is expected to be solved in about a month. The Managing Director of Kochi metro is in talks with top officials of the Indian Oil Corporation over the 5-metre setback raised by IOC officials.
Ragarenjini's firm handshake exuded confidence, and she seemed quite at ease in her pink-and-green salwar kameez -- the Kochi Metro uniform. She guided me through the ticket counter of the metro, towards a train. Guiding passengers to the train is Ragarenjini's job -- a job she does well and with ...
The Ernakulam Public Library will screen the best 10 movies screened at the International Film Festival of Kerala. The screenings, to be held on Sundays at 3 p.m., will begin on January 21 with Russian film Loveless. The Young Karl Marx (Germany), In Syria (Saudi Arabia), Spoor (Poland), On Body and ...
Bengaluru FC take on South Indian rivals Kerala Blasters in what is set to be a cracker of a match on New Year's Eve at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi. Ahead of the crucial encounter against the Blasters, Bengaluru assistant coach Naushad Moosa interacted with the press in the absence of coach ...
But a Kerala groom has an interesting twist to the tale- thanks to the Kochi Metro. An IT entrepreneur Ranjith (33), the groom in question- was on the way to his wedding venue somewhere on the suburbs of Kochi on December 23 when he got stuck in a nerve-wracking traffic jam. The family of the groom ...
The city will be turned into a fortress on Sunday as the police have joined hands with the Motor Vehicles and Excise departments to ensure that New Year celebrations passes off peacefully. Nearly 1,000 police officers will be deployed across the city police limits with the largest concentration in Fort Kochi, ...
Kochi: As a token of love, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) has presented Kochi1 cards to a newly-married couple Ranjit Kumar and Dhanya. When the Metro agency started advertising that they would save commuters from city's traffic, little did they expect that they would turn saviours on a couple's wedding ...
The areas are part of Kochi corporation and Thripunithura municipality. Southern parts of the backwaters come under Maradu municipality. The Sub Collector said there should not be any delay in evicting the encroachments along Chilavanoor and Vembanad since the matter was before the High Court ...
The burning of Pappanji, the high point of New Year's eve celebrations held in connection with Cochin Carnival in Fort Kochi, has been shifted from the beach to near the Parade Ground after a good part of the beach was lost to the sea. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by District Collector K.
The framework of the Pappanji, which represents the departing year and is customarily burnt to welcome the New Year at Fort Kochi, was brought along the waterway from Ponjikkara to Fort Kochi in a festive procession on Thursday. Designed by artist and writer Bonny Thomas, the Pappanji this time ...
Traffic and emergency plans for the Cochin Carnival on the eve of New Year were assessed at a meeting chaired by Fort Kochi RDO and Sub Collector K. Inbasekar on Wednesday. Accordingly, the Fort Kochi tahsildar can exercise his powers as an executive magistrate and remove encroachments on ...
Technical Cooperation Non-Cash Grant for Coimbatore, Bhubaneshwar and Kochi for Urban Transport Activities Implementation agreement on sustainable Urban Transport project between Mohua and German development cooperation signed.
Kochi: A surveillance aircraft of the Indian navy spotted 21 fishing boats with more than 180 fishers at 'Bassas de Pedro', a traditional fishing area off the Lakshadweep islands on Friday. Following an alert from the aircraft, INS Kalpeni moved to the area and located the boats. All the fishermen were safe ...
Kochi: Unidentified miscreants set ablaze three bikes parked in the car porch of BJP Vadakekkara Mandalam president's house at North Paravur in the early hours of Friday. police said T J Jijesh, the house owner, and his family members are safe. "The attackers entered his compound around 3.30am and ...
Kochi: The Maharaja's College, Ernakulam, honoured its first PhD candidate writer M Leelavathi as part of 'Maharaja's Mega-Log', a celebratory event on its milestone achievement of 100 PhDs, at the college on Friday. "Being a woman, the Madras University had rejected my first PhD synopsis and this led ...
Traffic will be regulated to facilitate work for the next phase of the Kochi metro from M.G. Road Maharaja's College station to South Railway Station. Small vehicles reaching KPCC Jn. from hospital Road and headed towards Vyttila, Pallimukku, and Thevara have to cross over to reach Chittoor Road at ...
Kochi: In the wake of Delhi smog, the Clean Air Asia - an international not for profit organisation, which leads the Asia wide mission for better air quality in urban areas in association with Kochi corporation and Kochi Metro Rail Limited has organized a stakeholder consultation which discussed various ...
INS Shardul, while proceeding from Minicoy to Kochi, encountered a stranded Singapore-registered offshore tug at 35 miles off Minicoy. It was on its way to Maldives from Oman when it ran into bad weather. The drifting vessel had exhausted its entire fuel and Shardul transferred 45 tons of fuel to the tug to ...
Kochi: State government has informed the Kerala High Court that it recommends a CBI probe into allegations of corruption by Kerala Small Industries Development corporation (SIDCO) former managing director Saji Basheer. The submission by the vigilance department of the government was in the form ...
Kochi: They were the messengers chosen to spread awareness about the state government's diabetes prevention program, but now it has come to light that ... of options like aerobics, Yoga, gym, martial arts and Zumba at an affordable price," added Dr V Jayakumar, endocrinologist, Aster Medcity, Kochi.
Kochi: The US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel may be a good news for Jews in Israel and other part of the world, but Jews in Kerala are more guarded and say that they would adhere to the stand taken by the government of India. Kochi is home to 25-odd Jews, ...
Kochi: The vision: Ring in a green living environment. The aim: Switch to electric mobility and reduce air pollution. The immediate plan: Encourage commuters to opt for the public transport system. Kochi is set to establish a transport network integrating rail, road and water transport with stress on an electric ...
The district administration has promised what it called a comprehensive package for Chellanam panchayat to prevent sea erosion and for the speedy rehabilitation of people in the wake of a trail of destruction left by cyclone Ockhi. The decision was taken after K.J. Maxi, MLA; District Collector K.
Kochi, Ranchi, Cuttack, Patna, Indore, Allahabad: 6 woman mayors changing cities. Dozens of women mayors have been silently striving to improve the civic amenities in their respective cities with varied degree of success. HT checks with some of these women of substance. India Updated: Dec 07, 2017 ...
Madhav Pramod and P.S. Anirudh from Choice school - Tripunithura, Kochi emerged winners of the 2017 edition of Aqua Regia beating the team of Hussain Ahmed and S. A. Mannan from Little Flower School - Abids, Hyderabad by a big margin. Antara Bhattacharya and Harsh Rao representing G.D. ...
Marine Enforcement officers engaged in search and rescue operations in the Arabian Sea following cyclone Ockhi retrieved three bodies off Kochi on Tuesday. Officials said two of the bodies were spotted off Njarackal and the third was fished out off the Chavakkad coast. The bodies, yet to be identified, ...
Kochi: Plastic and marine debris are becoming a huge menace for boat operators. Very often due to this, boat service ... Due to the decrease in oxygen supply in the Kochi backwaters, nearly 80% of the benthic flora and fauna have disappeared from our ecosystem," he said. He added that a detailed study ...
Kochi: Kerala Homestay and Tourism Society (HATS) is planning to focus on Malabar region this year with the tourism department proposing to establish 1,000 new classified homestays in the state as per the new tourism policy. Even as there are 500 odd homestays functioning in north Kerala, a large ...
They are coming on their own their boat to Kochi," he said. The vessel was reportedly missing for last 15 days and a request was received from local administration to search for it, he added. The spokesman further said the naval ship continued with them for some time before going for another rescue ...
Kochi: From January 2018, medical degree holders from a foreign university would be required to do a one-year internship at a Medical Council of India-recognized institute in the country to make them eligible for medical practice in Kerala. MCI doesn't insist on internship in India. However, the Travancore ...
A large mural on 'Parayi Petta Panthirukulam', Kerala's most popular myth on the birth of 12 clans from a subaltern woman, done by artist P.K. Sadanandan in the last edition of the Kochi Muziris Biennale, will now treat visitors of Cochin International Airport's new T3 terminal to the brilliance of Kerala's ...
Kochi: Babu, a fisherman hailing from Vizhinjam, who sat on the rear seat of the bus coming from the Naval Base broke down and wept as he could not ... Eleven fishermen from nine boats, rescued by three different navy ships, were transferred onboard INS Kalpeni and brought to Kochi around 12 noon ...
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kochi metro rail and took a ride with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, vice-president Venkaiah Naidu and 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan, another person who joined the maiden ride was Kummanan Rajasekharan, who is Kerala BJP president.


 

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