Kochi

  • I will have to teach Sachin football, says Ganguly 14-04-2014 09:18 PM

    Kolkata: They are rated as the best opening batting combination in the history of one-day cricket. But having served India together for years, Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar now find themselves on the opposite sides of the Indian Super League. However, Ganguly on Monday said on a lighter note that...
  • Kerala football fans want Sachin Tendulkar to bid for Kochi in ISL 10-04-2014 06:22 PM

    New Delhi Sachin Tendulkar has mesmerised millions of cricket fans during his 24-year-long illustrious international career and the Indian batting legend has now become the source of hope for some young sports enthusiasts, this time from football, in Kerala. A group of 16 young football fans, under the banner of...
  • Kochi: Over Rs 50 lakh worth gold seized from air passengers 08-04-2014 07:06 PM

    Gold weighing 1.7397 kg totally and valued at Rs 50.93 lakh was seized and three passengers, including a Singapore citizen, were arrested by customs officials at the airport in Kochi on Tuesday for allegedly attempting to smuggle the precious metal in different forms. While two of the passengers arrived from...
  • Will Ernakulam vote for change or stand by its sitting MP KV Thomas? 03-04-2014 08:18 AM

    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Pratap in the race for Lok Sabha, campaigning scenes in Kochi look different this year; the traditional garlands have been replaced by brooms for the AAP candidate.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...
  • Italian marines case: SC to hear Centre's response on anti-piracy law 24-02-2014 09:30 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Monday hear the government's response on whether the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in February 2012 should be tried under a severe anti-piracy law, the SUA, which provides only death penalty as punishment. Italy has strongly objected to the...
  • CCL team Kerala Strikers deplaned at Kochi airport for misbehaviour 21-02-2014 03:15 PM

    Kochi: Celebrity Cricket League team Kerala Strikers was offloaded from a plane at the Kochi airport for allegedly behaving badly with the airline crew. The 30-member team was on its way to Hyderabad for a match. Some of the team members allegedly misbehaved with the air-hostess following which she complained....
  • Sonia talks about century-old legacy of Congress to woo Kerala voters 15-02-2014 02:17 PM

    Kochi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi launched party's Lok Sabha campaign in Kerala on Saturday reminding the voters of the party's century-old legacy. Sonia tried to woo Kerala using the secular plank. Not naming him, Sonia targeted BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi. She said, "The choice before the nation is...
  • Sonia Gandhi in Kerala today to kickstart Lok Sabha election campaign 15-02-2014 08:09 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: AICC chief Sonia Gandhi will launch the party's Lok Sabha poll campaign in Kerala on Saturday at a special convention to be held in Kochi even as the state Congress is yet to complete seat-sharing within the ruling UDF it heads. Besides energising party functionaries as well as the...
  • Private buses to be off Kerala streets from Jan 29 23-01-2014 06:52 PM

    Kochi: Private bus operators in Kerala on Thursday threatened to go on indefinite strike from January 29 if their demand for raising bus fares was not favourably considered by the government. The bus operators confederation has called for the strike demanding, among other things, to raise bus fares on the...
  • Kochi: Protest erupts over Kumar Vishwas's remarks on Kerala nurses 21-01-2014 08:40 AM

    Protest erupted in Kochi over Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas's remarks on Kerala nurses. A 2008 video of Vishwas calling Kerala nurses dark-skinned has gone viral on social media sparking protests. The AAP office in Kochi was vandalized by youth Congress workers, who barged into the office on Monday...
  • Virat Kohli equals Viv Richards, fastest to reach 5000 ODI runs 21-11-2013 08:27 PM

    Kochi: Virat Kohli continues to scale new peaks, with his 86 in the first ODI against West Indies here on Thursday putting him level with batting legend Vivian Richards as quickest to 5000 ODI runs. Both have done it in 114 innings. Kohli, needing 82 to enjoy the company of...
  • Rain clouds hang over Kochi ODI between India and West Indies 20-11-2013 12:22 PM

    New Delhi: The Duleep Trophy final saw just one day's play possibile after rain left the Jawaharalal Nehru Stadium in Kochi unplayable, and the same threat hangs over the first ODI between India and West Indies on Thursday. It rained heavily on Monday night in Kochi, with the whole ground...
  • Prince Charles, Camilla visit Jewish Synangoue 14-11-2013 05:58 PM

    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,...
  • Kochi's Nehru Stadium to have a Sachin Pavilion 11-11-2013 06:07 PM

    Kochi: The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) on Monday decided to honour Sachin Tendulkar by announcing that a pavilion will be named after the master blaster at the state's only cricket stadium here. Speaking to IANS, KCA president TC Mathew said the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium owned by the Greater Cochin Development...
  • Crime map of India 17-10-2013 06:59 AM

    Often statistics tell a different story from what we perceive and this crime map of India is an example. While statistics may not necessarily be able to tell the whole truth, but they do give an insight into aspects that would have been otherwise overlooked. The crime statistics available with...
  • Duleep Trophy semi-finals to be held in Kochi 27-09-2013 07:13 PM

    Kochi: The semi-finals and final of Duleep Trophy cricket tournament will be held here next month, Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) officials said on Friday. "It's expected that hosting of Duleep Trophy matches will accelerate the decision for making Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium a Test venue too," KCA President TC Mathew...
  • Kerala: Water level in Idukki dam close to brim, likely to be opened 22-09-2013 01:19 PM

    With the water level in Kerala's largest hydro electric reservoir Idukki rising close to the Full Reservoir Level due to incessant rains, the authorities on Saturday sounded the possibility of draining excess water down the Periyar river. In Kochi, an emergency cell was constituted at the international airport at nearby...
  • Indian doctor found guilty of rape charges in Australia 17-09-2013 12:16 PM

    A 39-year-old Indian doctor was found guilty by Australian Supreme Court on Tuesday of raping two women during consultations, even as he pleaded not guilty to the charges. Manu Maimbilly Gopal was arrested on March 1 at Melbourne International Airport while waiting to fly to Kochi after contacted by local...
  • New radar to be commissioned at Kochi airport Friday 12-09-2013 11:28 PM

    Kochi: A new state-of-the-art radar system installed at the International Airport here by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) will be dedicated to the nation by Minister of State for Civil Aviation K C Venugopal Friday. The use of the Radar, costing Rs 16 crore, will aid the air traffic...
  • CM Oommen Chandy had no role in solar scam: Sreedharan to police 05-09-2013 07:05 PM

    Kerala High Court was today informed that Sreedharan Nair, a complainant in solar panel scam case, had told police during questioning that Chief Minister Oommen Chandy had no role in the deal which he had entered with accused Saritha S Nair to set up a solar plant in Palakkad. The...
  • Want to contest Lok Sabha polls again, says Shashi Tharoor 01-09-2013 03:56 PM

    Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said he wants to contest the Lok Sabha election again. "Having put in more than four years as an MP, I think I have been able to bring a difference and hence, if given a chance, I will contest...
  • Now, more airports to get 'tourist visa on arrival' facility 28-08-2013 03:34 PM

    Tourist visa on arrival facility has been extended to four more airports in the country - Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kochi. The facility of visa on arrival can be availed by citizens of 11 countries in these airports in addition to four already designated international airports - Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai...
  • Fish workers' forum to stage rally at Alappuaha against 'neglect of coastal communities' 26-08-2013 11:35 AM

    Representatives of fish workers from 10 coastal states will hold a rally and public meeting at Alappuaha on September 8 as part of their plan to conduct a nationwide agitation against "neglect of coastal communities." National Fish Workers' Forum (NFF) General Secretary T Peter said in a press release that...
  • Solar scam: BJP fires fresh salvo at state minister, Congress MLA 22-08-2013 05:26 PM

    Kozhikode/Kochi: BJP's Kerala unit on Thursday alleged that the 21-page statement of prime accused in the solar scam Saritha S Nair had been sabotaged at the behest of a state minister and Congress MLA. Speaking to reporters at Kozhikode, BJP State General Secretary K Surendran said, "Saritha had at first...
  • INS Vikrant showcases our capabilities to the world: Surya Gangadharan 13-08-2013 05:20 PM

    India launched its first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant on Monday. It is the biggest warship to be built by India and will also mark India's entry into a select club of countries capable of designing and building a carrier of this size. India is now only the fifth county...
  • India to launch first indigenous aircraft carrier 'INS Vikrant' on Monday 11-08-2013 11:03 PM

    India will launch its first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant on Monday, making an entry into a select club of countries capable of designing and building a carrier of this size and capability. ...
  • Antony's wife to launch 1st indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant 11-08-2013 01:48 PM

    Kochi: India will launch its first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant on Monday, making an entry into a select club of countries capable of designing and building a carrier of this size and capability. Defence Minister AK Antony's wife Elizabeth will launch the 37,500 tonne carrier at Kochi shipyard close...
  • Fishermen killings: Italian ship's top official deposes before NIA 09-08-2013 05:50 PM

    Kochi: The second top official of Italian merchant ship Enrica Lexie, from which two marines shot and killed two Indian fishermen on February 15 last year, on Friday deposed before the National Investigation Agency official probing the case. Complying with summons issued by NIA, Novillio Carollo, Second Master of the...
  • Kerala: Death toll 16 due to landslides; Cochin airport reopens 06-08-2013 05:36 PM

    Kochi: The Cochin international airport, which was closed for traffic since Monday following waterlogging on the runway, resumed operations on Tuesday with Air India Express (AIE) operating its Kochi-Doha-Bahrain flight. Air India Express sources said one of their three flights, stationed in Thiruvananthapuram, was brought to Kochi for operating the...