Fort Kochi boat tragedy toll touches eight

With the recovery of two more bodies today, the death toll in Fort Kochi's boat tragedy rose to eight, police said.

Kochi hospital brings open fetal surgery to India

Kochi-based Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre has unveiled a centre for open fetal surgery - the first in Asia for treating complex and rare fetal conditions.

Swaraj criticised for equating Lalit Modi case with Pillai's

 RSP leader and Lok Sabha MP N K Premachandran on Friday criticised Sushma Swaraj for equating the Lalit Modi case with a petition that he had forwarded to the External Affairs Minister, seeking government's intervention in the case of the husband of a resident of his constituency, who had spent 18 years in jail in Oman.

Cochin airport becomes world's first to run fully on solar power
Cochin airport becomes world's first to run fully on solar power

In a major step towards cleaner energy, the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) has become the first airport in the world that will operate fully on solar power.

Cultural celebration marking beginning of Onam held

'Athachamayam'--a colourful cultural celebration that marks the beginning of the 10 day Onam festival-- was held at nearby Tripunithura, capital of the erstwhile Royal kingdom of Kochi on Wednesday.

Cochin International Airport to be India’s first fully solar powered airport

Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) is all set to become the first airport in the country that will operate on solar power, a CIAL official said on Thursday. Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy will inaugurate CIAL's green initiative -- a 12MWp solar power project set up on the premises of the airport on August 18, airport managing director VJ Kurien told reporters in Kochi.

Kochi traffic halts to let beating heart pass

A siren-blaring ambulance carrying the harvested heart and lungs of a brain-dead young man breezed through otherwise choked roads and reached the airport in no time, all thanks to traffic being halted in Kerala`s commercial capital on Tuesday.

Kochi traffic halts to let beating heart pass

A siren-blaring ambulance carrying the harvested heart and lungs of a brain-dead young man breezed through otherwise choked roads and reached the airport in no time, all thanks to traffic being halted in Kerala's commercial capital on Tuesday.

This city is cleanest in India; Delhi doesn't figure even among top 10
This city is cleanest in India; Delhi doesn't figure even among top 10

Mysore has topped the Swachh Bharat rankings among 476 cities in the country with three more places from Karnataka figuring in the top 10.

Kerala heart transplant patient taken off ventilator

The 46-year-old Kerala auto-rickshaw driver, who underwent a heart transplant surgery at a private hospital in Kochi on Friday, was taken off the ventilator on Monday, a doctor said.

Indo-EU workshop on marine ecosystem in Kochi next week

To popularise scientific works and to explore the possibilities for collaboration, an Indo-European Union workshop on marine ecosystem and climate in India will be held here next week.

LKG student sexually assaulted by auto driver in Kerala

A four-year-old girl here was allegedly sexually assaulted by a 50-year old autorickshaw driver who used to take her to her school regularly, police said.

Anglo-Indian community writes to PM over delay in Lok Sabha nomination

 
Kochi: The Anglo-Indian community members have shot off another letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, questioning the "inordinate delay" in nominating two of their representatives to the Lok Sabha formed a year ago.

South African woman held with drugs worth Rs 20 crore

A South African woman has been arrested after over 14 kg of drugs, worth Rs 20 crore, were allegedly recovered from her at the international airport at Nedumbassery here.

This mosque is India's first, Prophet's contemporary

One will find nothing unusual about this place of worship for Muslims as one drives past this town in central Kerala, just 30 km north of Kochi. But it`s when you go in and chat up with the volunteers and office-bearers that the enormity of its legacy actually hits you.

Vigilance autonomy and functional freedom: Kerala govt files appeal in HC

 Kerala government on Tuesday filed an appeal in the High Court against an order of a single judge directing it to examine general issues relating to provisional autonomy and functional freedom of the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau.

New centres to conduct medical screening of Kuwait job seekers

In a relief to job aspirants from Kerala, Kuwait government on Monday authorised a new agency which is having operations in the state to conduct medical screening of job seekers.

Kerala activist working against drug mafia brutally attacked

An activist in Kerala who was trying to expose the state`s drug mafia has been left battered in a hospital following a brutal attack by a group of men who chopped off his hands and legs.

Mentally ill man climbs atop court complex; brought down
Mentally ill man climbs atop court complex; brought down

 A mentally ill man climbed on top of a court complex here today and threatened to commit suicide by jumping down.

An app to track employees, increase productivity

A start-up company in Kochi is all set to launch a mobile phone application to track the movement of their employees and monitor performance.