Kochi: News

10 May 2024


Kerala: 2 men killed after bike sandwiched between 2 buses

Two men lost their lives after the two-wheeler they were traveling in got crushed between two buses operated by the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) in Kochi, Kerala.

21 Apr 2024


Thief nabbed after stealing cash, jewels from filmmaker Joshiy's home

Muhammad Irshad, a resident of Bihar, was recently apprehended in Udupi, Karnataka. He is charged with burglarizing the residence of acclaimed Malayalam film director Joshiy in Kochi.

26 Nov 2023


Kerala stampede: 4 dead at Nikhita Gandhi's concert, probe ordered

At least four people were killed and 65 others injured in a stampede at the annual festival of Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) in Kerala on Saturday.

30 Oct 2023


Kerala bomb blast: Death toll rises to 3, investigation underway

The number of deaths in Sunday's bomb blast at a meeting of Jehovah's Witnesses in Kerala's Kalamassery town, 10km from Kochi, rose to three on Monday as a 12-year-old girl succumbed to her injuries.

25 Apr 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi launches Kerala's first Vande Bharat, Water Metro next 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Kerala, flagged off the state's first Vande Bharat Express in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. He is also set to launch the country's first water metro later in the day in Kochi.

25 Apr 2023

Narendra Modi

India's first Water Metro: Know cost, route, fare, and more

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off India's first Water Metro in Kochi, Kerala, on Tuesday.

09 Mar 2023


Kochi: Residents gasp for breath in aftermath of Brahmapuram fire 

Residents in Kochi, Kerala, are complaining of breathlessness and discomfort, eight days after a massive fire at the Brahmapuram dump site started, India Today reported.

200 kg heroin worth Rs. 1,200 crore seized near Kochi

A whopping 200 kg of Afghan heroin worth Rs. 1,200 crore was caught near Kochi in Kerala on Thursday while it was being trafficked to India and Sri Lanka in an Iranian boat.

19 Jul 2022


Google celebrates grandmother of Malayalam poetry Balamani Amma's 113th birthday

Today Google is celebrating the 113th birthday of famous Indian poet Balamani Amma, who was popularly known as the grandmother of Malayalam literature, with a Google doodle.

08 Jul 2022


Haven't visited Kerala yet? You are missing out a lot

Famous for its ecotourism activities, beautiful backwaters, scenic shores by the Arabian sea, gushing waterfalls, and lush tea gardens, Kerala is a mesmerizing blend of beauty and bliss.

27 Jun 2022

Kerala High Court

Malayalam actor Vijay Babu arrested in sexual assault case

Malayalam actor and producer Vijay Babu was arrested by the Kochi City Police in relation to a sexual assault case on Monday, said reports.

09 Jun 2022


5 most beautiful churches in India

A huge chunk of India's rich history of multiple cultures and religions comes from the colonization by the British, French, Dutch, and Portuguese.

07 Jun 2022


5 offbeat tourist destinations near Kochi

Located in Kerala, Kochi is a beautiful city where you will find numerous hill stations, waterfalls, temples, dams, and many more attractive tourist spots.

23 May 2022


Kerala HC to hear Vijay Babu's anticipatory bail plea today

The Kerala High Court will hear the anticipatory bail plea of Malayalam actor and producer Vijay Babu on Monday.

24 Aug 2021

Kerala High Court

Kerala HC questions Centre about 84-day gap between Covishield doses

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre whether the 84-day gap between two doses of Covishield was based on the availability of the vaccine or its efficacy.

25 Jun 2021

Indian Navy

India's first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier will be commissioned next year

India's first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) will be commissioned next year and its combat capability, reach and versatility will add formidable capabilities in the country's defense, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said in Kochi on Friday.

24 Jan 2021


Amusement park offers free entry to customers named 'Kamala'

If your name is Kamala or Kamal, you're lucky today!

08 Jan 2021


Meet the Indian-American man who waved tricolor at US Capitol

Wednesday's attack on the United States Capitol drew global attention, as thousands of supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump stormed the building, accusing the Democrats of stealing the election.

04 Oct 2020


Kerala: 2 Navy personnel killed as glider crashes during training

Two officers of the Indian Navy died Sunday morning as a glider aircraft crashed in Kochi, Kerala.

09 May 2020


Eight flights from seven countries to bring Indians home soon

As part of Vande Bharat Mission, India's biggest repatriation operation, eight flights will bring Indians from seven different countries soon.

21 Nov 2019


This Kochi-based bank is using robot to hire employees

As public banks continue with rigorous exams to recruit fresh candidates for different positions, private-sector entities are employing new and innovative techniques.

22 Sep 2019


Two Air India flights suffer damages amid turbulence; crew injured

An Air India plane from Delhi to Vijayawada encountered severe turbulence which resulted in a commode in one of the lavatories being ripped out. Cabin crew were also reportedly injured in the incident, which occurred on September 17.

19 Apr 2019


Toddler tortured by mother for being 'disobedient' dies in Kochi

A three-year-old boy, who suffered severe head injury after being allegedly subjected to torture by his mother for being 'disobedient,' died at a private hospital in Kochi, Kerala today, doctors said.

08 Feb 2019

Indian Railways

In a first, Kochi Metro launches breastfeeding pods at stations

In a heartening development, the Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) is now providing breastfeeding pods for mothers at four stations across its network.

27 Jan 2019


'Kaabil' director Sanjay Gupta faces racism, shares incident on Twitter

Kaabil director Sanjay Gupta recently took to Twitter to reveal a disturbing incident.

11 Jan 2019


Tea-seller and globetrotter: Story of a 70-year-old Keralite couple

If you think you are too broke to travel the world, you might want to take some tips from this Keralite couple who has traveled to 23 countries just by selling tea and coffee.

27 Dec 2018

Indian Navy

Kochi: Two Navy personnel killed in hangar door collapse

In a tragic incident, two Indian Navy sailors were killed on Thursday when the heavy door of a helicopter hangar fell on them at the Southern Naval Command's base in Kochi.

23 Sep 2018

Kerala High Court

#BishopMulakkalCase: Protesting nun asked not to participate in church-related activities

A nun belonging to the Syro Malabar Catholic church alleged she was asked to keep away from holding catechism classes, conducting prayers, and other church-related duties after she participated in a protest by nuns in Kochi demanding the arrest of rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal.

08 Sep 2018


Kerala: Catholic organizations protest against delay in nun rape case

Members of catholic organizations protested in Kochi today against the delay in the arrest of Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was accused of rape by a nun.

27 Aug 2018


Indian Navy rescued nearly 17,000 Keralites from floods

The Indian Navy rescued nearly 17,000 people caught in gushing waters in flood-ravaged Kerala, a Defense spokesperson said today.

21 Aug 2018

Air India

#KeralaFloods: Kochi airport suffers estimated loss of over Rs. 220cr

The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) has suffered an estimated loss of over Rs. 220cr in the floods, an official in Kochi said today.

19 Aug 2018


Kerala: Commercial flight operations from Kochi Naval Base from tomorrow

The Center yesterday said Kerala's Kochi Naval Base will be thrown open for commercial flight operations from the morning of August 20, bringing a huge relief to people awaiting the resumption of air service from Kochi.

19 Aug 2018


#KeralaFloods: This Mumbai-based NGO is collecting food, clothes for victims

A Mumbai-based NGO has started a campaign to collect food and other items to help the flood victims in Kerala.

18 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

Alliance Air to operate 'proving flight' to Kochi naval base

Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, will operate a "proving flight" to Kochi's naval base in Kerala today to study the safety aspects of operating ATR type aircraft from there.

17 Aug 2018


Kerala Floods: Air India to operate Kochi flights from Thiruvananthapuram

National carrier Air India today said its flights scheduled to depart from the Kochi airport, which has been shut down till August 26 due to floods, will operate from Thiruvananthapuram.

16 Aug 2018

Tamil Nadu

Kerala hit by worst-ever flood, death toll rises to 72

Kerala is witnessing its worst-ever flood- 72 people have lost their lives, operations have been suspended at Kochi Airport till August 18, and trains cancelled on the Thiruvananthapuram-Nagercoil route.

15 Aug 2018


Kerala Floods: State on red alert, Kochi Airport shut

Since August 8, Kerala's situation has been constantly deteriorating. On Independence Day, the state sounded the red alert for flooding in all 14 districts and shut down the Kochi Airport till Saturday.

23 Jul 2018


Favoring eloped couple, Kerala HC says 'love is blind'. Respect!

Setting aside a college order that expelled a couple for eloping, the Kerala High Court recently said, "Love is blind and an innate humane instinct."

19 Jul 2018


Kochi: School rusticates five students, after parents protest unreasonable fee-hike

A Kochi school allegedly rusticated five students after their parents questioned the unreasonable fee hike.

13 Jul 2018


Amid sudden rains, flight veers off runway at Kochi airport

A Doha-Kochi Qatar Airways flight with 306 passengers on board went slightly off the runway after it landed at Kochi airport today due to a sudden downpour and strong crosswinds.

30 Jun 2018


Air India flight delayed by 6-hours due to 'technical reasons'

About 170 passengers of Air India's Delhi-Kochi-Dubai flight AI 933, scheduled to depart at 5:10am, were held up at Delhi's IGI Airport for almost 6 hours, with the airline saying it was due to technical reasons.

18 May 2018


Fearing poaching by BJP, JD(S) and Congress MLAs reach Hyderabad

Amid a power struggle in Karnataka, some of the newly-elected JD(S) and Congress MLAs from the state arrived in Hyderabad today and are expected to be lodged in five-star hotels or resorts there.

17 May 2018


Kerala HC: Talking on phone while driving not against law

On Wednesday, the Kerala High Court ruled that talking on phone while driving wasn't an offense unless it could be established that the driver's act endangered lives.

26 Mar 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Humiliating: MP university strip-searches women after finding used sanitary napkin

In a disturbing incident, 50 women of MP's Dr Hari Singh Gour University have alleged they were strip-searched after a used sanitary napkin was found in a hostel corridor near a washroom.

Kerala ISIS Recruitment Case: Woman sentenced to 7 years rigorous-imprisonment

NIA Special Court in Kochi has sentenced a woman ISIS-operative Yasmeen Mohammed Zahid to seven years rigorous imprisonment in connection with Kerala Islamic State recruitment case.

16 Mar 2018

Lok Sabha

No proposal under consideration to discontinue Rs. 2,000 note: Govt

The government on Friday categorically said there was no proposal to discontinue Rs. 2,000 currency note, which was introduced post demonetization.

06 Dec 2017


#DefenseDiaries: Kolkata-class destroyers allows India to project power

The three Kolkata-class destroyers are among the five most powerful weapons of the Indian Navy (IN).

05 Sep 2017

Air India

AI flight veers off runway at Kochi airport, no casualties

A major accident was averted when an Air India flight from Abu Dhabi landed at the Kochi Airport this morning around 2:40am and veered off the runway.

10 Jun 2017


Sustainability initiatives: France extends 3.5 million Euros to Indian cities

In a bid to curb emissions and support sustainable initiatives in India, EU and France extended 3.5 million euros to India under the 'Mobilize Your City' (MYC) initiative.