Two Iranian naval ships in Kochi

Two Naval ships from the Islamic Republic of Iran -- IRIS Naghdi and Bandar Abbas -- arrived here on Tuesday on a four-day visit.

International experts praise India's first-ever hand transplant surgery

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New Delhi: The international experts on Thursday lauded the milestone of India's first hand transplant conducted by doctors at the Kochi-based Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre (AIMS) in January this year.

Ships of Western Fleet arrive at Kochi

Seven ships of Western Fleet based at Mumbai, including the two Aircraft Carriers INS Virat and INS Vikramaditya, have arrived here.

Jairam Ramesh attacks PM Modi over land bill

Ahead of Monday's debate on the Land Bill in Lok Sabha, Congress MP Jairam Ramesh on Sunday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying on the advise of US-based economists, he was trying to send a signal to the corporate world that "big bang reforms" were being carried out by him.

Implementation of VoA: Tourist's arrivals up by 1,214 times

Number of tourists arriving in India has increased by several times as compared to previous year after the launch of Visa on Arrival (VoA) enabled Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) scheme for 43 countries.

Cases against Nisham not being soft-pedalled: DGP

A senior police official in Kerala on Thursday denied media reports that the criminal cases against Kerala businessman Muhammed Nisham, who had allegedly mowed a security guard to death, were being soft-pedalled.

62 films lined up for 5th SCRIPT film fest
62 films lined up for 5th SCRIPT film fest

Kochi, Feb 18 (IANS) The fifth edition of SCRIPT, the international competitive short film festival that screens films with a social relevance, will see the screening of 62 movies.

Smoke in AC coach of inter-city express triggers panic

Panic gripped briefly the passengers of an air-conditioned compartment of Kannur-Ernakulam Inter-City Express train on Tuesday after smoke was found emanating from a battery box.

21 Navy officers pass out as 'Observers'

As many as 21 officers were awarded 'Wings' on passing out as 'Observers' at the Naval Air Station here on Friday.

'Separate ministry needed for fisheries, ocean sector'

Scientists, oceanographers and marine experts Sunday urged the Indian government to form a separate ministry which brings all agencies and institutions working in the field of ocean and fisheries research under one roof for smooth implementation and management of all policies for the two sectors.

WOSC 2015: Marine education should offer incentives, says VC

India's marine education programme should offer incentives such as incubation facilities for startups, an expert said Saturday.

Ear tag to help learn more about tuna

An ear tag for tunas, aimed at knowing more about the fish's aquatic life is now ready.

Nuns, priests in govt service have to pay income tax: HC

Kerala High Court on Thursday held that nuns and priests employed in government service are liable to pay income tax.

Fishermen oppose Meena Kumari report at World Ocean Congress

Expressing their strong opposition to the Dr B. Meena Kumari Commission Report at World Ocean Science Congress (WOSC-2015) being held here, the fishing community of Kerala Thursday said implementation of its recommendations would adversely affect their livelihood and will lead to their displacement.

Kochi to host maiden edition of World Ocean Science Congress beginning today
Kochi to host maiden edition of World Ocean Science Congress beginning today

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Kochi: Kochi is all set to host four-day World Ocean Science Congress-2015, beginning on Thursday.

First-ever World Ocean Science Congress in Kochi starts Thursday
First-ever World Ocean Science Congress in Kochi starts Thursday

Eminent oceanographers, environmentalists, naval exponents and maritime industrialists from across the world will converge here for the maiden edition of four-day World Ocean Science Congress (WOSC)-2015, beginning Thursday.

Navy embarks on cleanliness drive

In keeping with the spirit of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Southern Naval Command has embarked on a mass cleanliness drive in the Naval premises.

Kochi art exhibition overwhelms Qatari university team
Kochi art exhibition overwhelms Qatari university team

 The cosmopolitanism of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) 2014 has fascinated a visiting group from Qatar's Virginia Commonwealth University which specialises in art-related courses.

Plea seeking CBI probe into bar case posted to Wednesday

The Kerala High Court on Friday reserved its orders to Wednesday on a petition seeking a CBI probe into the controversial bar bribe scam in which allegations of corruption has been levelled against Finance Minister K M Mani.

CBI seeks polygraph test of Chandy's former gunman

The CBI is all set to move court here seeking permission to take a former security personnel of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy for a lie detector test, according to officials.