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Historic! Two women officers will operate helicopters from Navy Warship

21 Sep 2020

Historic! Two women officers will operate helicopters from Navy Warship

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.

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.

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."

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

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.

Reliance Jio's JioFiber broadband service to go live by December

22 May 2018

Reliance Jio's JioFiber broadband service to go live by December

According to reports, Reliance Jio will commercially roll out its JioFiber broadband service by December 2018.

Kerala HC: Talking on phone while driving not against law

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.

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

26 Mar 2018

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

24 Mar 2018

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.

Kochi Turf: A bone of contention between cricket and football

20 Mar 2018

Kochi Turf: A bone of contention between cricket and football

The Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kochi has become a bone of contention between the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) and football enthusiasts.

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

16 Mar 2018

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.

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

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).

How much do metro rides in Indian cities cost?

12 Oct 2017

How much do metro rides in Indian cities cost?

Two days ago, Delhi Metro fares were hiked for the second time in five months. The final result: a 100% hike over the period.

AI flight veers off runway at Kochi airport, no casualties

05 Sep 2017

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.