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Camera traps being set up at Vazhachal forest range for tracing the leopard
that appeared in human habitations.
Special Arrangement Camera traps being set up at Vazhachal forest range for tracing the leopard that appeared in human habitations.

Translocation seldom settles human-leopard conflicts

Leopards are fierce defenders of their territory; translocating them might cause problems elsewhere »
Officials make arrangements on Tuesday at booth number 118 at Government
Polytechnic College, Kalamassery, where re-polling will be held on Wednesday.
Photo: K. K. Mustafah

All set for re-polling in Kalamassery

Voters who were yet to receive slips could secure it from help desks set up near the booth on the polling day. »

Kerala HC Judge recalls judgment in bar licence cases

Recuses himself from hearing the cases saying HC lawyer tried to talk to him »
Posters against proposed toll collection on Ponnurunni overbridge. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat

Move to resume toll collection at Ponnurunni irks local people

Stage has been set for yet another round of showdown between political outfits and authorities with toll collection on the newly built rail overbridge at Ponnurunni set to resume shortly. ... »

Kochi to seek State's intervention for completion of projects

The council also requested the Kerala Road Fund Board to develop the 17 roads selected under its City Road Improvement Programme. »
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KOCHI, April 23, 2014

Court orders inquiry into workers’ death in manhole

A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the Commandant General, Fire and Rescue Services, to conduct an inquiry into the death of two Tamil workers inside a manhole in the ci... »
KOCHI, April 22, 2014

Baited cages, camera traps set up for leopards in Vazhachal

Camera traps were set up at Karuppam and Pulani areas of Vazhachal forest on Monday following the appearance of a leopard in the area.Residents of Meloor panchayat had reported that a leopar... »
An armed policeman guarding the strong room in which electronic voting machines are kept after the elections, at the Maharaja’s College in the city. File Photo
KOCHI, April 22, 2014

Storage of EVMs takes up college space for conducting exams

With the sealed electronic voting machines and its security occupying a major portion of the buildings on its campus, the Maharaja’s College is straining to find adequate space for conducting the u... »
KOCHI, April 22, 2014

GIS map of pipelines to pinpoint leaks, defects

The Kerala Water Authority (KWA) is vetting a proposal to prepare a three-dimensional Geographical Information System (GIS)-aided map of the pipelines in the city’s distribution system. The... »
Kochi, April 21, 2014

Unruly crowd attacks police vehicle in Kochi

An unruly crowd attacked a police jeep belonging to the Chengamanad police station and broke one of its side windows following an argument near Athani around 2 p.m. on Sunday. The argument began a... »
Though no Good Manufacturing Practices are seriously followed for ripening of fruits in domestic markets, exporters to foreign markets, especially the
European countries, closely follow the procedures. Photo: K. K. Mustafah
KOCHI, April 21, 2014

Experts call for good manufacturing practices in ripening of fruits

Food safety experts have called for the introduction of guidelines, including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), for ripening of fruits following reports of the use of chemicals for ripening mango... »
KOCHI, April 21, 2014

Kerala government disappoints FACT workers

Save FACT Action Committee, a combine of trade unions at Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore, has expressed disappointment over a decision by the State government that it would consider withdrawi... »
Archaeologists of theOxford University at the Pattanam excavation site. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat
Kochi, April 21, 2014

‘Pattanam and Dorchester shared similar links with Rome’

Southern India’s trade links with Rome in the early Iron Age is reminiscent of the Roman invasion of England around the same period, Dr. Wendy Morrison of the Oxford University has said.Spea... »
Commander Abhilash Tomy, India's first non-stop solo circumnavigator, on one of his voyages.
Kochi, April 20, 2014

In his solitude, Marquez kept him company

One die-hard fan of the deceased Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez is city lad and naval Commander Abhilash Tomy, who relished his own solitude during the 151 days he spent at sea, all alone... »
Low-floor Volvo buses parked at the KSRTC bus stand in the city after the employees went on strike on Saturday. Photo: Vipin Chandran
KOCHI, April 20, 2014

Volvo bus crew keep off work

KSRTC employees of 44 low-floor Volvo buses went on strike on Saturday, torturing a few hundred people who regularly travelled to work on these buses. Only 6 of the 50 air-conditioned ser... »

Universal world of myths and legends

Travancore Cochin council of medicine lacks teeth

Medical negligence cases drag on

Team of expert divers still on paper

Plant cannot be blamed: Kochi Corporation

Thrikkakara residents put off by ‘stench from Brahmapuram’

Experts moot bio-remedies to check fish deaths in Periyar

Police collect more evidence in couple murder

KOCHI, April 22, 2014

Uncertainty over widening Vyttila-Pettah road

The crisis over of the Kochi Metro’s Muttom yard may have blown over. But the uncertainty that has dogged the widening of Pettah-Vyttila Road, one of the first activities conceived as part of the K... »
Artist Sahej Rahal
Kochi, April 22, 2014

Artist to create biennale exhibit based on Kochi’s layers of history

The second edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale later this year is no doubt going to be exciting with artists like Sahej Rahal taking part in it. A self-confessed ‘Star Wars’ nerd, the Mumb... »
Kochi - Kerala - 24/4/14 Renowned singer K. S. Chitra receives the blessings of V. R. Krishna Iyer, former Supreme Court judge, after receivng the Justice K.P.Radhakrishnamenon Memorial Kala Ratna award at the latter's residence in Kochi on Monday. 
Photo:Vipin Chandran
KOCHI, April 22, 2014

Award presented to singer K.S. Chithra

Renowned singer K.S. Chithra received the Justice K.P. Radhakrishna Menon memorial Kala Ratna award from V.R. Krishna Iyer, former Supreme Court judge here on Monday. She received the award... »
Timothy John Bristow, Sir Robert Bristow’s nephew (left) with his family members in Fort Kochi on Monday. Photo:Vipin Chandran
KOCHI, April 22, 2014

A legendary British marine engineer’s kin revisit the past

The family members of the legendary British marine engineer Sir Robert Bristow, who built the port of Kochi virtually out of nothing and reclaimed the Willington Island out of the Arabian Sea, took... »
KOCHI, April 21, 2014

Easter celebrated in Kochi

Christians in the city joined millions of their counterparts across the world to celebrate Easter with traditional ceremonies in churches and congregations across the city. Easter is the... »
Several Kochi residents, especially those living in apartments, depend on tanker lorries to bring them water every day. File Photo
Kochi, April 21, 2014

Quality of tanker water under scanner in Kochi

The quality of water carried in tanker lorries as drinking water has now come under the scanner with the Kochi city police seizing four lorries carrying contaminated water. The lorries se... »
Harvest of cobia in progress at the Kakkamadan Island in Aanappuzha.
KOCHI, April 21, 2014

Cage culture nets a big haul of cobia

A group of aqua farmers on Kakkamadan Island in Aanappuzha, a tributary of the Periyar in Ernakulam district, has had a rich haul of cobia fish using the newly-introduced cage culture method, devel... »
Indiscriminate sand mining near the Periyar, besides turning the river into a
deathtrap, also threatens structures such as the Sree Sankara Bridge at
Kalady. Photo: K.K. Mustafah
KOCHI, April 20, 2014

Sand mining turning Kerala's rivers into deathtraps

Rivers across the State have become killing fields thanks to indiscriminate and unscientific sand mining over the years that have created deep pits in river beds, D. Padmalal, head, Environmental S... »
Kochi, April 20, 2014

Naval award presented

Lieutenant Commander Mithilesh Upadhyay, currently undergoing anti-submarine warfare (ASW) course at the Southern Naval Command here, won the prestigious Admiral Hiranandani Trophy for best perform... »
Thiru-Kochi bus service.
KOCHI, April 20, 2014

Kochi to get 30 more Thiru-Kochi buses soon

The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation is set to reinforce its presence in the city and suburbs by adding an additional fleet of 30 buses to its Thiru-Kochi series, thanks to the new bus term... »

Consumer forum: accessible set-up for redressal

KCZMA relaxes housing rules for fishermen and traditional communities

Prayers, fasting mark Good Friday

Still waters of the Periyar hide death traps for the unwary

On Haemophilia Day, Karunya pharmacy short of clotting factor

Experts warn against chase for record pass percentage

A tasty recipe for health

Madhav Sharma: I still get stage fright. Photo:Thulasi Kakkat

Shakespeare and stage, seamlessly

Peopled by heroes, villains and quixotic characters the world of William Shakespeare caught the heart and mind of a young Madhav Sharma four decades ago. His passion for the bard grew as he toured... »
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