KOCHI

  • SpiceJet announces another low-fare offer of Rs 899 for Bangalore-Chennai-Kochi Yesterday

    New Delhi: SpiceJet on Tuesday continued with its galore of special offers announcing yet another limited- period discounted one-way domestic fare offer, ranging from all-inclusive fares of Rs 899 to Rs 2,499. While tickets can be booked at low fares till October 26, the travel period would be between November one...
  • AIR's first FM station in Kerala to celebrate silver jubilee October 12, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: All India Radio's Kochi FM station, the first FM radio in Kerala which introduced anew audio culture in Malayalam rightly blending information and entertainment, is all set to celebrate its silver jubilee. Still a hot favourite of radio buffs in and around central Kerala, the station began its broadcast...
  • 1st ODI, India vs West Indies: as it happened October 8, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Sunil Narine fish-hooked by WICB. Chris Gayle busy tweeting images of recuperation. Virat Kohli looking forward to home comfort. And Kuldeep Yadav an exciting, unusual option. These and an eye on sorting out their World Cup options will be the...
  • India-West Indies series in doubt: reports October 8, 2014

    Huge dispute between West Indies players and WICB over player contracts has erupted on the eve of the first ODI against India, which is scheduled to be held in Kochi later today. West Indies players claim their fees have been slashed by 75% by their board and that can lead...
  • West Indies threaten to boycott India ODI series opener October 8, 2014

    A strike could hit West Indies' tour opener against India on Wednesday due to a row between leading West Indies players and their own union. The match in Kochi, where the teams are already assembled, is the first of five one-day internationals to be followed by three Test matches and a...
  • 1st ODI: India, West Indies begin series amid ISL buzz October 8, 2014

    Sunil Narine fish-hooked by WICB. Chris Gayle busy tweeting images of recuperation. Virat Kohli looking forward to home comfort. And Kuldeep Yadav an exciting, unusual option. These and an eye on sorting out their World Cup options will be the talking points for India and West Indies over the next...
  • Rain threatens first India-West Indies ODI in Kochi October 6, 2014

    Kochi: The threat of rain looms large over the first ODI of the five-match series even as Indian and West Indies cricketers started to arrive in batches for the day-night encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium on Wednesday. The meteorological department has forecast scattered rain in Kerala for the next...
  • Kerala's first multiple transplant surgery gives a new life to patient September 23, 2014

    Kochi: In a medical marvel in Kerala, a 38-year-old brain dead patient gave a new lease of life to Syed Younis Sahir, who was suffering from diabetes and kidney failure. After a 12-hour complicated surgery, Kochi doctors conducted the first successful combined pancreas and kidney transplant in the state and...
  • Four Indian cities in Asian Top 10 destinations list September 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Four Indian cities Agra, Ahmedabad, Kochi and Panaji feature among the Asian Top 10 list of a global survey, when it comes to lastminute bookings for luxury destinations, which are also affordable. Amongst the Asian Top 10 luxurious but affordable destinations, four Indian cities have been listed,...
  • Kerala: Peacock feathers worth Rs 7.39 lakh seized from passenger September 16, 2014

    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 September 16, 2014

    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, 47yearold 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 waraffected 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 NonResident...
  • AirAsia India starts BangaloreKochi 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 strifetorn 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 nonconflict 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 wartorn 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

    CNNIBN 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...
  • KochiNew Delhi flight makes emergency landing at Bangalore July 1, 2014

    Bangalore: The KochiNew 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 ebusiness 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 BangaloreKochi 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 allinclusive 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 wellknown 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 email 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. 30yearold 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...