Additional flights

KOCHI: Indian will operate additional flights between Kochi and Sharjah till early February. The dates and timings of operation are as follows: IC 1595/Kochi-Sharjah (January 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30; February 1, 3, 6; departure from Kochi at 7.35 p.m.; arrival at Sharjah 10 p.m.). IC 1596/Sharjah-Kochi (January 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, 31; February 2, 4, 7; departure from Sharjah at 1.10 a.m.; arrival at Kochi at 6.25 a.m.). IC 3595/Kochi-Sharjah (February 8, 10; departure at 8 p.m. and arrival at 10.30 p.m.) IC3596/Sharjah-Kochi (February 9, 11; departure 1 a.m.; arrival 6.15 a.m.). - Staff Reporter

Children rescued

KOCHI: The police and representatives of Janaseva Sisubhavan rescued two children used for begging here on Saturday. Vimala, 11, and Rekha, 9, were rescued while found begging near Vyttila junction. The police found that Vimala had severe burns on her body. A group based in the city had used the children for begging, the police said. Janaseva Sisubhavan will take care of the children, Jose Maveli, president of the organisation, said in a communication. - Staff Reporter