Kochi: News

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.

17 Jun 2022


Extreme weather events claimed 231 lives in 3 months: IMD

According to the India Meteorological Department's (IMD) seasonal analysis, extreme weather events, most of which were caused by heavy rainfall, killed 231 people throughout India during the pre-monsoon season.

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

Shashi Tharoor

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.

24 Dec 2020


Malayalam filmmaker Naranipuzha Shanavas passes away

Malayalam director-screenwriter Naranipuzha Shanavas, who was recently admitted to the hospital after suffering a heart attack, passed away on Wednesday.

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.

21 Sep 2020

Indian Army

Historic! Two Navy women officers to join frontline warships crew

In what is sure to pave the path for more gender inclusivity in the armed forces, two women officers will, for the first time, be deployed on Indian Navy warships as crew members.

14 Sep 2020


Kerala: Malayalam actor, 44, dies after collapsing on set

Prabeesh Chakkalakkal, a 44-year-old actor and dubbing artiste, died after collapsing during a film shooting in Kerala's Kochi.

08 Sep 2020


Ather 450X deliveries to begin from November; city-wise timeline announced

Ather Energy has announced the city-wise delivery timeline of its 450X flagship electric scooter. The release will begin in a phased manner starting with Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and others in November, followed by Delhi-NCR and Mumbai in December.

07 Sep 2020


Coronavirus: Shut for months, Metro trains back on track

Metro services restarted in select parts of India today, as part of Unlock 4.0, months after they were shut due to the coronavirus pandemic.

25 Jun 2020

South Korea

Coronavirus: 5 states to receive first batch of Hetero's COVIFOR

Five states across India will be the first to receive Hetero Healthcare's COVID-19 drug, COVIFOR, the first generic brand of the experimental drug remdesivir.

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.

08 May 2020


Coronavirus: 1,888 dead in India; Delhi records biggest spike again

India has reported over 56,000 cases of COVID-19 and a death toll of 1,888, as per data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics till late-Thursday.

04 May 2020


Uber begins operations in green and orange zones across India

After keeping operations suspended for over a month, ride-hailing giant Uber has begun operations in select cities and districts across India.

03 May 2020

Indian Army

Flypast and petal showers: Armed Forces' tribute to 'Corona Warriors'

As a token of appreciation to the frontline warriors in the fight against COVID-19, the Indian Armed Forces began a flypast Sunday morning.

#ThisDayThatYear: Tendulkar smashes his only IPL ton for Mumbai Indians

Former Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar showed what he could have achieved in T20 cricket had the format come into prominence much earlier.

26 Mar 2020


India's coronavirus cases near 700; here's all that happened today

The total number of coronavirus cases in India jumped to 694 on Thursday evening, according to the Health Ministry.

24 Jan 2020


Coronavirus outbreak: Two Indians returning from China quarantined in Mumbai

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, two persons who returned to Mumbai from China were quarantined after exhibiting signs of a possible infection.

23 Jan 2020

South Korea

Kerala nurse in Saudi Arabia contracts deadly coronavirus amid outbreak

A nurse from Kerala, working at a hospital in Saudi Arabia, has tested positive for the coronavirus. This is the first report of an Indian who has contracted the coronavirus, which has infected over 600 people globally and left 17 dead.

Watch: Maradu residential complexes come crashing down in demolition exercise

Dramatic scenes unfolded in Kerala's Kochi as two residential apartments in Maradu were brought down on Saturday as part of one of the largest demolition drives in India.

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.

04 Jun 2019


Kerala: Nipah virus strikes again, infects 23-year-old student

A 23-year-old male student has been infected by the deadly Nipah virus, the health department of Kerala government confirmed on Tuesday.

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


Madurai: PM Modi lays foundation for AIIMS, amid Twitter war

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation for an AIIMS in Madurai, as hundreds of thousands of Tamil Nadu residents took to Twitter to voice their protest against PM Modi's arrival.

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


#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.

17 Sep 2018


Noted Malayalam actor Captain Raju passes away at 68

Veteran Malayalam actor Captain Raju passed away in Kochi today morning, film industry sources said. He was 68.

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.