Kochi

  • Plea to name Kochi airport after Adi Sankara 12-07-2014 06:59 PM

    Kochi: Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP)urged Prime minister Narendra Modi to name the International airport at nearby Nedumbassery after Adi Sankaram on Saturday. The parishad, a socio cultural organisation of the RSS, has sent a memorandum in this regard to the Prime Minister making the request, it said in a press...
  • 117 Indians to return from Iraq today, 2,200 more wish to come back 07-07-2014 12:54 PM

    New Delhi: Nearly 2,200 Indians in Iraq's non-conflict areas wish to return home, with 117 of them set to reach the capital after midnight on Sunday, it was announced on Sunday. The external affairs ministry said the government was buying tickets for some 1,600 of the 2,200 while the air...
  • Each sound reminds us of gunshots, nurses back from Iraq recall horror 06-07-2014 07:50 AM

    Kochi: After about 25 nights of sleeplessness, distress and fear of not making it alive out of war-torn Iraq, 46 Indian nurses returned home on Saturday. Smiles, joy filled tears and hugs filled the Cochin International airport as they reunited with their families. While they are back in the safe...
  • Travel escapes: Exploring Havelock, Kochi and Goa 05-07-2014 09:12 PM

    CNN-IBN in partnership Cleartrip brings to you the special series 'Travel escapes' that will explore 18 destinations and 18 resorts. In this episode, watch our journey through Havelock, Kochi and Goa. ...
  • Special flight with 46 Indian nurses freed from Iraq takes off from Mumbai, to land in Kochi 05-07-2014 09:30 AM

    Mumbai: The special Air India flight carrying 46 Indian nurses freed from Iraq has taken off for Kochi after making a halt in Mumbai for refueling and catering supplies. From Kochi the flight will go to Hyderabad and then to Delhi. 46 Indians nurses and 130 other Indians are on...
  • Kochi-New Delhi flight makes emergency landing at Bangalore 01-07-2014 12:14 AM

    Bangalore: The Kochi-New Delhi Air India flight AI- 407 made an emergency landing at the Bangalore airport after the authorities received a 'non specific call'. The Air India flight made the emergency landing at 9:54 pm. All passengers are reported to be safe. Bomb squad is carrying out inspections, after...
  • New media start up focussing on digital journalism 20-06-2014 05:41 PM

    Kochi: A Kochi based new media start up, Southlive Networks, focusing on digital journalism, will go on stream from the first week of September with interactive news both in English and Malayalam. Apart from giving current news, Southlive will have web magazine, IP television and other services like e-business and...
  • CBI impleaded in trafficking case of children 19-06-2014 04:12 PM

    Kochi: Kerela High Court on Thursday suo motu impleaded CBI in a petition that sought probe by the central agency into the trafficking of 588 children from Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal to the orphanages in the state. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice P R...
  • AirAsia India announces Bangalore-Kochi flights for just Rs 500 17-06-2014 07:46 AM

    New Delhi: AirAsia India announced flights between Bangalore and Kochi from next month with a limited offer of an all-inclusive fare of Rs 500. The airline, which had launched its first flight between Bangalore and Goa on June 12, would start daily operations from Bangalore to Kochi and vice versa...
  • AAP Kerala denies resignation of Anita Pratap 16-06-2014 04:54 PM

    Kochi: Aam Aadmi Party in Kerala on Monday denied reports that well-known journalist, Anita Pratap, who had unsuccessfully contested on the party ticket from Ernakulam, had resigned from the party. Manoj Padmanabhan, state convener of AAP, said that in an e-mail message sent to him on Monday, Anita stated she...
  • Kochi Metro to hold conference on June 17 14-06-2014 05:51 PM

    Kochi: Kochi Metrol Rail Ltd is holding a round table Conference on Property Development Initiatives to ascertain the views of developers and investors on June 17. KMRL has identified eight major station locations for property development, including Aluva, Kalamassery, Kaloor, Ernakulam South and the state government has given 17 acres...
  • Gold bars worth Rs 30 lakh seized from air passenger 14-06-2014 05:09 PM

    Kochi: Gold bars worth Rs 30 lakh were seized from a passenger who arrived at the International airport here from Dubai, custom officials said today. 30-year-old Ameer Ariyamillathil hailing from Vatakara in Kozhikode, had smuggled in the gold bars wrapped in black cello tape and concealed them in his hip...
  • IOC seeks exemption for LPG plant operations from strikes 07-06-2014 01:40 PM

    Kochi: Public sector Indian Oil Corporation wants operations of LPG bottling plants to be included in the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) and has sought exemption for such facilities from strikes. IOC had lost over 20 working days due to strikes in Kerala last year. The company, which is the...
  • Malaysian airline MH370 may have crashed near India 04-06-2014 10:18 PM

    Sydney: Australian researchers on Wednesday said they have detected a low-frequency underwater noise off India's southern tip at about the time MH370 mysteriously disappeared, as a British woman sailing from Kochi to Phuket in March claimed that she may have seen the plane on fire. The researchers detected the mysterious...
  • She Taxi launched in Kochi 19-05-2014 11:49 PM

    Kochi: The Kerala government will extend all possible support for further expansion of the She Taxi service, owned and operated by women entrepreneurs for women travellers, to more cities in the state, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday said. "The initiative was a big success in Thiruvananthapuram. The government allotted...
  • Heavy rains lash Kerala, claims two lives 08-05-2014 06:56 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Heavy rains triggered by a low pressure over the Arabian Sea pounded most parts of Kerala on Thursday, claiming two lives, including a woman, besides causing extensive damage to crops and property. Incessant summer showers accompanied by strong winds brought rail tracks and roads under water in some places,...
  • Terror threat: All major airports in South India put on high alert 06-05-2014 11:47 AM

    Bangalore: All major airports in South India have been put on high alert following an alert by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS). In an alert, the BCAS has warned that the terror groups may attack an airport in the South. International airports in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mangalore, Chennai...
  • 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...