Furnish 'success stores' of flagship schemes: Centre to states

The NDA government, which is completing one year in office this month, has asked state governments including those ruled by opposition parties to highlight and "furnish success stories" of all Centrally sponsored flagship programmes, particularly those concerning rural economy, pertaining to this period.

Kochi Metro website hacked

The official website of Kochi MetroRail Limited was found hacked today, officials said. The hacking was detected this morning and since then thewebsite -http://www.Kochimetro.Org/ -- has been down, Kochi Metro officials said.

Low intensity tremor in Kochi

A low intensity tremor was felt in some parts of Kochi on Saturday, triggering panic among people residing in high rise buildings, officials said.

Nursing recruitment scam: CBI examines Protector of Emigrants

The CBI on Monday examined the Protector of Emigrants (PoE), Kochi, a key accused in the nursing recruitment scam, involving crores of rupees.

'Andaman Islands authorities failed to end human safaris to Jarawa tribe'

A London-based charity on Monday alleged that Andaman Islands authorities have failed to end "human safaris" to the vulnerable Jarawa tribe by their self-imposed deadline of March 2015.

US Ambassador to India visits Startup Village

US Ambassador to India Richard R Verma has visited Startup Village - the country's first Public Private Partnership technology business incubator jointly promoted by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, Technopark and MobME Wireless.

475 evacuees from Yemen arrive in Kochi onboard two ships

Two Navy-escorted passenger ships with 475 people, including Bangladesh nationals and Yemenese of Indian origin, evacuated from the conflict-hit Yemen arrived here on Saturday, bringing down the curtains on the massive rescue operation undertaken by the government.

Two Indian ships with 484 Yemen evacuees arriving in Kochi

Two Indian ships - MV Corals and MV Karavatti - are to berth in Kochi on Saturday with 484 evacuees, including 73 Indians and 336 Bangladeshis, in the last lot of people brought out from strife-torn Yemen.

Gold bars worth Rs 54 lakh seized at Kochi Airport

 A passenger, who arrived from Dubai at Cochin International Airport, was on Sunday arrested and two gold bars valued at Rs 54 lakh seized from his possession, officials said.

Memo of charges issued to NV Raju

Kerala High Court on Saturday issued memo of charges to NV Raju, former Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (Economic offences) court here for alleged procedural lapses in recording the statements of solar scam accused Saritha S Nair.

Six-day-old baby girl evacuated from Yemen

With India wrapping up its air evacuation operations from Yemen, a six-day-old baby girl in an incubator was the cynosure of all eyes as she was brought here on Friday, accompanied by a doctor, from the strife-torn country by an Air India flight.

RSP questions UDF govt's silence over 'blue-blooded clubs'

RSP, a key partner in the ruling Congress-led UDF, today questioned the state government's 'silence' over "blue-blooded clubs" enjoying bar facilities in Kerala where it is trying to implement a liquor policy to achieve total prohibition stage by stage.

1762 Indians brought home from Yemen; another IAF flight coming on Thursday

Indian Air Force has so far brought 1762 Indians home from strife-torn Yemen, with another aircraft from Djibouti expected to land here on Thursday morning.

Trying to make travel arrangements for 168 Keralites: Minister

Kerala government Monday said it is trying to make necessary arrangements to facilitate travel of around 168 Keralites, who were brought to Mumbai from war-torn Yemen by two IAF aircraft last night.

Air India flight carrying 130 Indians from Yemen lands in Kochi

An Air India flight carrying 130 Indian nationals, who were stranded in war-ravaged Yemen, arrived here on Saturday night.

Mass prayers held to mark Good Friday

Good Friday, the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified, is being observed today across the country.

Youth arrested for smuggling gold worth Rs 1 crore

 Customs Officers arrested a passenger, who arrived from Dubai, for allegedly attempting to smuggle gold bars valued around Rs one crore at Cochin International airport here, police said on Thursday.

Yemen crisis: Kirit Somaiya lauds govt, IAF for evacuating Indian nationals

Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) leader Kirit Somaiya on Thursday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government and the Indian Air Force (IAF) for evacuating 348 Indian nationals stranded in Yemen.

Two ships leaves Kochi to Djibouti Port to evacuate Indians in Yemen

India on Monday sent two passenger ships to Djibouti Port to evacuate Indians stranded in conflict-hit Yemen.

Naval officials carry out voluntary mass cleanliness drive

 A voluntary mass cleanliness drive was carried out by Navy officials and their families in the Naval Base here on Friday in continuation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious Swachh Bharat Abhiyan campaign.