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Tag: Kochi

Dark Underbelly Of Odisha Capital?
Sexual Crimes Against Girls, Women High In Odisha's Bhubaneswar: Niti Aayog Bomb

In the backdrop of Nayagarh 'Pari' rape-murder and Mamita murder, the Niti Aayog's Urban SDG index 2021 rates women crime in Bhubaneswar higher than Vizag, Patna and Kolkata

Kerala Nipah: 5 in isolation, 311 under observation

Kochi: A Kerala youth being treated for testing positive for Nipah virus (NiV) is stable, Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Wednesday said, adding that three nurses who treated him, a friend and another person have been kept in isolation. He continues to be treated at a ward at the Kalamassery hospital near here. “A total of […]

Modi to dedicate Rs 16,504 cr single largest investment in Kerala

Kochi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will arrive here later Sunday, is slated to dedicate the Rs 16,504 crore single largest investment in Kerala when he unveils an integrated Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) refinery expansion complex. He will lay the foundation stone of the complex which is a complete “Make in India” initiative aimed […]

bishop case
Nuns who protested against bishop transferred; won't go, they say

Kottayam (Kerala): Four nuns — who went on a public protest last year demanding arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who then headed the Roman Catholic Diocese in Jalandhar in Punjab — were on Wednesday handed transfer orders asking them to shift to different places but they declined to oblige. As the four nuns, now attached […]

Dawn-to-dusk shutdown in Kerala over Sabarimala row

Thiruvananthapuram: A dawn-to-dusk Kerala shutdown call, given by the Sabarimala Karma Samithi (SKS) to protest against the visit of two women to the Sabarimala temple on Wednesday, evoked a mixed response in the state on Thursday. The SKS said the shutdown was intended to oppose the role of the Kerala government which apparently facilitated the […]

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Kerala Assembly disrupted over Sabarimala

Thiruvananthapuram: With the Kerala government extending prohibitory orders in Sabarimala until Wednesday, the Congress-led UDF on Monday disrupted Assembly proceedings for the sixth consecutive day. While Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers took to the streets across the state, the party has called for a Thiruvananthapuram shutdown on Tuesday to protest so-called “police high-handedness”. Both the […]

Protests in Sabarimala not acceptable: Kerala HC

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Thursday turned down a bail plea by a man arrested last month, saying protests against the entry of women to the Sabarimala temple were unacceptable. “The protests at Sabarimala are not acceptable as it is against the verdict of the Supreme Court,” a High Court bench said, rejecting the […]

Bengaluru FC beat Kerala Blasters in ISL tie

Kochi: Bengaluru FC kept their perfect record against Kerala Blasters FC intact in the Indian Super League (ISL) with a 2-1 win at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Monday. Captain Sunil Chhetri opened the scoring in the 17th minute with a neat finish past Naveen Kumar. Kerala equalised with a well-converted spot-kick by Slavisa […]

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We will be with devotees when Sabarimala temple opens: BJP

Thiruvananthapuram: The BJP will continue to stand by devotees opposed to the entry of all women to the Sabarimala temple, Kerala BJP President P.S. Sreedharan Pillai said on Sunday. Pillai also announced a series of protests to ensure that Sabarimala’s uniqueness — keeping away women in the age group of 10 to 50 — was […]

Over 3,345 Sabarimala protesters arrested

Thiruvananthapuram: Over 3,345 protesters who prevented women from entering the Sabarimala temple, have been arrested while 517 cases have been registered at various police stations across Kerala, authorities said on Sunday. On Sunday morning, Sabarimala tantri family member and activist Rahul Eashwar was arrested in Kochi taking the total number of arrests since October 26 […]

Kerala HC grants bail to rape accused Bishop Mulakkal

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Monday granted bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was arrested in September on charges of raping a nun repeatedly between 2014 and 2016. The bishop secured the bail with strict conditions that he should not enter Kerala. He must also surrender his passport and should appear before the police […]

Nun rape case: Bishop moves Kerala HC for anticipatory bail

Kochi: Bishop Franco Mulakkal who has been named in a sexual abuse case by a nun, on Tuesday moved the Kerala High Court seeking an anticipatory bail. The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese in Jalandhar would be appearing before the police probe team on Wednesday. The bail plea would be heard by Justice V. […]

Sachin exits Kerala Blasters

Kochi: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has ended his association with Kerala Blasters Football Club (KBFC), the Indian Super League (ISL) outfit said in a statement on Sunday. “Sachin has been a great support and we thank him for his immense contribution to KBFC. He will forever be a member of the Yellow Army. As it […]

Indian Navy's Remotely Piloted Aircraft crashes

Kochi:  A Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) of the Indian Navy crashed during take-off just outside the Naval base in Kochi on Tuesday, a Defence spokesman said. No casualties were reported. The incident occurred this morning when the Israeli-made pilotless aircraft took off from the Naval airport here for a routine sortie, he said. The crash […]

U-17 football World Cup Kochi match tickets sold out

Kochi: The tickets for the opening day fixture of the upcoming U-17 Football World Cup to be held here on October 7 has been sold out. Tickets were available online and they were priced at Rs 60, Rs 150 and Rs 300. All tickets for the opening day match have been sold out, an official said. […]

Kochi to host BWF Senior World Championships

New Delhi: The coastal city of Kochi is all set to host the BWF World Senior Badminton Championships from September 11 to 17. The week-long tournament will see a total of 665 players from 40 countries battle it out in eight different age groups — plus-35, plus- 40, plus-45, plus-50, plus-55, plus-60, plus-65 and plus-70 […]

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Kochi Metro: 23 transgenders employees share a message [WATCH]

Kochi: The Kochi Metro project has been in news for hiring 23 transgender people as employees of the new train service but a recent video shared by those new employees is breaking the internet for the simple request they have made. In the video, one employee says, “When you look at me today, I don’t […]

Cage farming of fish
Cage farming of fish gaining popularity in Kerala

Kochi: The case fish farming model is being widely popularied in Kerala largely due to the efforts of Kochi-headquartered Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI). The CMFRIA has begun providing technical training to those interested in cage farming to equip them launch the farming by giving guidance in areas such as cage fabrication and installation, […]

U-17 World Cup
Kochi renovation work disappoints FIFA ahead of U-17 World Cup

Kochi: World football governing body FIFA on Friday expressed deep concern over the pace of work here for the Under-17 World Cup which is less than 200 days away. A team of 21 members of FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) inspected Kochi, one of the six venues for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in […]

Kerala's organ donation programme sees first transplant

Thiruvananthapuram/Kochi: The Kerala government’s organ donation programme yesterday ensured its first transplant with the heart from a patient who passed away in the morning in Thiruvananthapuram being taken to Kochi where a recipient was waiting, officials said. The heart was airlifted to Kochi with the help of the Indian Navy, the chief minister’s Office told […]

Asian LNG buyers come together to demand fair pricing: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today called upon major Asian buyers of LNG to come together to demand a fair pricing mechanism for gas being imported from outside of continent as the region has been a driver of the global LNG demand in recent times