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Amusement park offers free entry to customers named 'Kamala'

24 Jan 2021

Amusement park offers free entry to customers named 'Kamala'

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

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

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.

Malayalam filmmaker Naranipuzha Shanavas passes away

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.

Kerala: 2 Navy personnel killed as glider crashes during training

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.

Historic! Two Navy women officers to join frontline warships crew

21 Sep 2020

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Coronavirus: Shut for months, Metro trains back on track

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.

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

25 Jun 2020

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.

Eight flights from seven countries to bring Indians home soon

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.

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

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.

Uber begins operations in green and orange zones across India

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.

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

03 May 2020

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

15 Apr 2020

#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.

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

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.

Coronavirus outbreak: Two Indians returning from China quarantined in Mumbai

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.

Kerala nurse in Saudi Arabia contracts deadly coronavirus amid outbreak

23 Jan 2020

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

11 Jan 2020

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.

This Kochi-based bank is using robot to hire employees

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.

Two Air India flights suffer damages amid turbulence; crew injured

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.

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

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.

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

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.

In a first, Kochi Metro launches breastfeeding pods at stations

08 Feb 2019

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Kochi: Two Navy personnel killed in hangar door collapse

27 Dec 2018

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.

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

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.

Noted Malayalam actor Captain Raju passes away at 68

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.

Kerala: Catholic organizations protest against delay in nun rape case

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.

AirAsia offering discounted fares: Rs. 1,399 (international), Rs. 999 (domestic)

03 Sep 2018

AirAsia offering discounted fares: Rs. 1,399 (international), Rs. 999 (domestic)

Planning for a vacation next year?

Indian Navy rescued nearly 17,000 Keralites from floods

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.

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

21 Aug 2018

#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.

Kerala: Commercial flight operations from Kochi Naval Base from tomorrow

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.

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

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.

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

18 Aug 2018

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.

Kerala Floods: Air India to operate Kochi flights from Thiruvananthapuram

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.

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

16 Aug 2018

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.

Kerala Floods: State on red alert, Kochi Airport shut

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.

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

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."