ERNAKULAM

  • Over 100 children from Jharkhand being trafficked to orphanages in Kerala sent back home June 10, 2014

    Ending the fortnightlong suspense about their future, over 100 children from Jharkhand, allegedly trafficked to Kerala for being taken to orphanages, were sent back home by the ErnakulamPatna express from Palakkad, police said on Tuesday. As many as 119 children and a team of over 20 officials of Kerala and Jharkhand...
  • Trafficking: 59 children from West Bengal to be sent home June 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram/Palakkad: More than 100 children from Jharkhand, brought for orphanages in Kerala without proper documents recently, were sent back home while 59 boys from West Bengal would be returned to their home state in the next two days, state government said on Tuesday. A total of 119 children from Jharkhand were...
  • Kerala: BJP slams Sonia for meeting Bukhari April 5, 2014

    Kochi: Hitting out at Congress President Sonia Gandhi for meeting Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari, BJP on Saturday said a "deliberate" attempt was being made to "communalise" the Lok Sabha polls. "A deliberate attempt is being made by Sonia Gandhi to communalise the election," BJP leader Ravi Shankar...
  • Will Ernakulam vote for change or stand by its sitting MP KV Thomas? April 3, 2014

    Ernakulam: With the entry of senior journalist Anitha Pratap in the race for Lok Sabha, campaigning scenes in Kochi look different this year; the traditional garlands have been replaced by brooms for the AAP candidate. Pratap is relying on being a credible alternative to the ruling Congress-led-United Democratic Front and...
  • Ernakulam: Can journalist Anita Pratap beat minister KV Thomas? April 2, 2014

    Ernakulam: The electoral battle at Ernakulam in Kerala is not just between the Left and the Congress this time, Aam Admy Party (AAP) is also in the poll fray with their candidate Anita Pratap. The fate of the parties will depend on how the youngsters wish to vote this time....
  • Kerala: Woman commits suicide over 'obscene' Facebook messages January 28, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: A 27yearold woman in Ernakulam district of Kerala allegedly committed suicide after a relative posted obscene messages about her on Facebook. Her family claimed that the police took no action when they approached them. The Cheranalloor police, however, said that a case was not registered due to lack of evidence...
  • Maharashtra: 3 dead, 49 injured as Mangala Express gets derailed November 15, 2013

    Ghoti: Three people have been killed and 49 injured as Mangala Express got derailed near Ghoti in Maharshtra. At least 14 bogies of the train have been derailed. The incident took place at 6:25 am on Friday about 100 kms from Nashik when the train was travelling from Nizamuddin in...
  • Prince Charles, Camilla visit Jewish Synangoue November 14, 2013

    Prince Charles, who turned 65 on Thursday, paid a visit to the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth, the Pardeshi Synagogue at nearby Mattancherry, along with his wife Camilla Parker Bowles. The traditional Jewish prayer of blessing for the Royal family was held after which Queene Hallegua, warden of the Synagogue, wished...
  • Royal couple impressed with 'Kudumbashree' project November 12, 2013

    Dutchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles was impressed with the 'Kudumbashree' project in Kerala in which 40 lakh women are working. The Dutchess was very impressed when she was told that 40 lakh women were involved in the communitybased state Poverty Eradication Mission throughout Kerala. 'Is it (project) reaching the grassroots?',...
  • Kerala: 2nd phase of CM's Mass contact programme begins at Ernakulam October 25, 2013

    The second phase of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's mass contact programme began in Ernakulam district on Friday. Thousands of persons, including those seeking medical aid and title land deeds, lined up to meet him at the collectorate to submit their list of grievances. Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister said the aim...
  • Kerala: Kochi airport shut down due to heavy rains August 6, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Heavy rains have lashed Kerala resulting in floods and landslides in many areas. Nine tourists have been killed in a landslide in the Idukki district of the state while heavy showers in Ernakulam and Kochi have disrupted normal life. The Cochin International Airport has been shut down till Tuesday afternoon....
  • Now Mammootty to star in 'Kadal Kadannu Oru Mathukutty' May 13, 2013

    Mammootty seems to have a penchant in teaming up with fresh faces, even in the case of his directors or heroines. The latest to join him as a fresh heroine will be Aleesha Muhammed. A radio jockey by profession, she will play the role of Rosy, a school teacher in Mammootty's...
  • Kerala: 6yearold sexually abused by father December 8, 2012

    Kochi: In yet another shocker, a sixyearold girl from Kurumpady in Kerala's Ernakulam district was allegedly sexually abused by her 40yearold father for six months after being forced to drink alcohol. Police have registered a case against the man, who is absconding, following a complaint by the girl's mother that...
  • Kerala: Landslide toll rises to five August 18, 2012

    Kochi: The death toll in the landslide at Kadavoor in Ernakulam district rose to five on Saturday with the recovery of the body of a man, police said. Heavy rains lashing parts of Central Kerala on Friday had claimed four lives in the region three in a landslip and another...
  • Kerala: Illicit narcotic medicine sale on the rise July 5, 2012

    Kochi: Even as the illicit sale of medicines containing narcotic substances is showing a rising trend in the district, the Drug Control Department is groping in the dark. The authorities cited the inadequate number of drug inspectors to monitor the activities as the primary reason behind the issue. Licences of...
  • Kerala: VS faction consolidates position June 28, 2012

    Kochi: Once again the VS faction maintained an upper hand in the CPM Ernakulam district secretariat. Two leaders involved in the controversial spy camera episode T K Mohanan and M P Pathrose again found a place in the secretariat. The crucial district committee meet, held on Wednesday in...
  • Actress Urvasi gets custody of her daughter June 1, 2012

    The Ernakulam Family Court has granted permission to actress Urvasi to keep daughter Thejalakshmy alias Kunjatta for a few more days in her custody than her former husband and actor Manoj K Jayan. Kunjatta,10, will stay with Urvasi during Onam and Christmas holidays and the first half of the summer...
  • Kerala elated as Alencherry ordained cardinal February 18, 2012

    Kochi: Catholics in Kerala were elated as Mar George Alencherry, the Major Archbishop of ErnakulamAngamaly diocese of the SyroMalabar Church, was on Saturday ordained a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. Many of the Catholics, who form 50 per cent of the over seven million Christians in Kerala, were glued...
  • Kerala: Girl pushed off moving train February 10, 2012

    New Delhi: A 19yearold girl was pushed off a moving train in Kottayam by a man on Friday. Witnesses said the man barged into the Ladies' section of the ErnakulamKottayam passenger train and got violent with the girl. He was caught by passengers and handed over to the police. Last year, a...
  • Ernakulam becomes the first nosmoking district October 22, 2011

    Kochi: Ernakulam is all set to become the first smokingfree tourist destination in the country. In the wake of the success of the antitobacco measures taken by the Ernakulam district administration, the Kochi Corporation and the district panchayat, steps have been taken to declare Ernakulam as the first smokingfree tourist...
  • Around 70 per cent polling in Kerala byelections November 7, 2009

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala saw heavy polling of around 70 per cent in the three assembly constituencies of Kannur, Ernakulam and Alappuzha in largely peaceful bypolls on Saturday. Though the final percentage is to be officially announced, Kannur recorded the maximum turnout. According to district collector PB Salim, the final tally in...
  • Boat mishap: Cops arrest driver February 24, 2007

    New Delhi: Police on Saturday arrested the ownercumdriver of a boat which capsized on Tuesday killing 15 children and three teachers of the St Anthony's school, Elavoor in Ernakulam district. Raju, who has been absconding after the mishap on February 20, was arrested on Saturday morning from his wife's...
  • Picnic turns painful for parents February 21, 2007

    Angamaly (Kerala): The parents of the fifteen students who died in the boat mishap came to take a last look at their little ones as they lay lifeless in the caskets on the grounds of St .Antonys' School in Angamaly. The bodies of the children arrived escorted by the top ranks...
  • Fun boat ride turns killer for kids February 21, 2007

    Thatekadu (Kerala): It was meant to be a fun ride for the children of St Anthony's school, Elavoor in Ernakulam district but it ended in a tragedy that claimed at least 18 lives. Water entered the boat but the boat was not overcrowed. Many children lost their balance and fell...