Kochi

  • Kerala: Peacock feathers worth Rs 7.39 lakh seized from passenger 3 days ago

    Kochi: Peacock feathers weighing 29.8 kg and valued at Rs 7.39 lakh in the international market were seized on Tuesday by customs officials from a Singapore bound passenger at the airport. The feathers were found concealed inside towels in the checked in baggage of the man, hailing from Chennai, just as...
  • File affidavit by September 20 on condition of Kochi roads: Kerala HC to PWD 3 days ago

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the Public Works Department to file an affidavit by September 20 detailing the action taken to repair roads in Kochi after interim orders were issued prior to court closing for the Onam vacation. The order in this regard was...
  • Italy hopes for SC reprieve for sick marine September 7, 2014

    Rome: Italy's foreign minister has appealed to India's Supreme Court to permit one of the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 to return home for health reasons. The marine, 47-year-old Massimiliano Latorre, "was treated excellently in India, but it is clear that he needs rest, peace,...
  • Kochi: Indian nurses return from Libya to an emotional reunion with their families August 6, 2014

    Kochi: It was an emotional reunion at the Cochin International Airport when 44 nurses from war-affected Libya returned to their homeland safe. These are the first batch of nurses that came from Tripoli while many more are waiting for their chances. There was happiness and relief as Indian nurses returned...
  • 43 Indian nurses return to Kerala from Libya August 5, 2014

    Kochi: In a relief, 43 nurses who were working in the conflict zone of Libya have returned to India. They landed in Kochi in Kerala on Tuesday morning. This is the second group of nurses who crossed over to Tunisia from Tripoli on Monday. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy had written...
  • 44 nurses from Libya to reach Kerala on Tuesday August 4, 2014

    Kochi: The first batch of 44 Keralite nurses, stranded in strife torn Libya, would arrive on Tuesday. The nurses, working in various hospitals in Libya, had reached Tunisia, from where they will be reaching Dubai to take the scheduled flight to Kochi and arrive on Tuesday morning, CEO of Non-Resident...
  • AirAsia India starts Bangalore-Kochi flight service today July 20, 2014

    Bangalore: AirAsia India, the domestic arm of Malaysian airline AirAsia, on Sunday added Kochi to its network with the launch of a daily flight service from Bangalore. AirAsia India, which stated operations in the country on June 12, now has services to Goa, Chennai and Kochi from Bangalore. "AirAsia flight from Bangalore...
  • Iraq crisis: 36 Indian nationals reach Kerala July 18, 2014

    Kochi: Another batch of 36 Indians, including 21 nurses, arrived early on Friday from strife-torn Iraq, officials said. The 36 Indians, all Keralites arrived here from Dubai. While three of the nurses were working in General Hospital at Kirkuk in Kurdistan, in Iraq, 18 were employed with Azadi Teaching Hospital at...
  • Plea to name Kochi airport after Adi Sankara July 12, 2014

    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 release. The...
  • 117 Indians to return from Iraq today, 2,200 more wish to come back July 7, 2014

    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 fare...
  • Each sound reminds us of gunshots, nurses back from Iraq recall horror July 6, 2014

    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 confines...
  • Travel escapes: Exploring Havelock, Kochi and Goa July 5, 2014

    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 July 5, 2014

    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 July 1, 2014

    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 which it...
  • New media start up focussing on digital journalism June 20, 2014

    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 June 19, 2014

    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 June 17, 2014

    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 from...
  • AAP Kerala denies resignation of Anita Pratap June 16, 2014

    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 had...
  • Kochi Metro to hold conference on June 17 June 14, 2014

    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 June 14, 2014

    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 pocket,...
  • IOC seeks exemption for LPG plant operations from strikes June 7, 2014

    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 June 4, 2014

    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...
  • She Taxi launched in Kochi May 19, 2014

    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 special...
  • Heavy rains lash Kerala, claims two lives May 8, 2014

    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 May 6, 2014

    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 April 14, 2014

    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 April 10, 2014

    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 World...
  • Kochi: Over Rs 50 lakh worth gold seized from air passengers April 8, 2014

    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 Singapore,...
  • 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...
  • Italian marines case: SC to hear Centre's response on anti-piracy law February 24, 2014

    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 move,...