cell for women

Kochi: Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan will launch a 24-hour anti-harassment cell for women on Saturday. The cell can be contacted on 994700010. Staff Reporter


Kochi: The Central Bureau of Investigation interrogated Oommen Joseph and Madhukumar, customs preventive officers, on Friday in connection with the raid on the Cochin International Airport early this week. Staff Reporter

Award for Akkitham

Kochi: Poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri will be given the Abu Dhabi Malayali Samajam's literary award. Announcing the award here, jury chairman M. Thomas Mathew spoke of the contribution of Akkitham to Malayalam literature. The award includes Rs.25,000, memento and citation. The function is usually held in Abu Dhabi. Organisers will consider changing the venue if the poet's health does not permit him to travel, said the Samajam president.