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    Nun seeks justice from Vatican in rape case

    Kottayam/Kochi : A nun who has accused a Roman Catholic Bishop of raping her has petitioned the Vatican representative in India alleging that the clergyman was using “political and money power” to bury the case and sought his removal from the post.

  • Snakes, crocs await the displaced!

    Kochi : People displaced by the floods in Kerala are returning home to the frightening sight of venomous cobras and Russell’s vipers slithering around in their bathrooms or coiled inside cupboards and washbasins.

  • Delhi High Court asks DMRC how it can justify not providing free drinking water to commuters

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today asked the DMRC how it can justify not providing free drinking water to commuters if metro services in Kochi, Jaipur, Lucknow and other cities are making it available. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao also asked the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) how it was going to provide water free of cost to commuters at one location inside the

  • Kerala Rains: Commercial flight operations begin from Kochi Naval airport

    Thiruvananthapuram: Commercial flight operations from the Naval airport at Kochi commenced today with the first Air India flight from Bengaluru arriving this morning. Small aircraft are being operated from the naval airport as the Kochi International Airport has shut operations till August 26 following flooding in the heavy rains.

  • Sabarimala entry for women & floods linked, says RSS ideologue

    Kochi : Even as the rest of India is in a mad scramble to come to the assistance of flood-ravaged Kerala, there are those who have sought to find the cause and have pointed skyward, not meteorologically, but metaphorically speaking, to indicate that the gods are displeased.

  • Kerala floods: Alliance Air mulls to operate from Kochi’s naval base

    New Delhi: Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, will operate a ‘proving flight’ to Kochi’s naval base today to study the safety aspects of operating ATR-type aircraft from there, a spokesperson of the national carrier said. Air India is trying to find a way to fly in and out of Kochi where the airport has been closed down till August 26 leaving thousands of passengers stranded, the spokesperson said.

  • Heavy to very heavy rainfall in 16 states in next 2 days: NDMA

    New Delhi : Heavy to very heavy rains are expected in 16 states, including Kerala, Uttarakhand and West Bengal, in next two days with fishermen are advised not to venture in central Arabian sea, the NDMA said on Saturday. In a statement, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said heavy rains are also expected in large areas along Bay of Bengal.

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    Karwaan makers to present first song ‘Chota Sa Fasana’; read more details

    After a joyride of a trailer, makers of Karwaan are all set to present to the audience the first song titled ‘Chota Sa Fasana’. The song traces their travel escapade during their Karwaan to Kochi. Arijit Singh, who rules charts with his romantic songs has lent his voice to the travel song ‘Chota Sa Fasana’, while music is composed by Anurag Saikia.

  • Dileep row: Superstar Mohanlal’s stock falls with Kerala Women’s Commission

    Kochi: Superstar Mohanlal, who leads the Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes, came under fire from the Kerala Women’s Commission on Thursday over the decision to reinstate accused actor Dileep into the artistes’ body. Dileep is an accused in the February 2017 actress kidnapping case which took place in Kochi, that landed him in a Kerala jail for 85 days.

  • Transgender has right to be with like-minded people: HC

     Kochi : The Kerala High Court on Tuesday held that a transgender person had “the right to wandering about or associate with like-minded people” and could not be compelled to be in the parental home.

  • Watching terror videos, reading jihadist literature do not make one terrorist: HC

     Kochi : The Kerala High Court has observed that merely watching certain videos and speeches will not be a reason to implicate a person as a terrorist. A division bench of justices A M Shaffique and P Somarajan made the observation while considering an appeal filed by one Muhammed Riyas, challenging an NIA court order denying bail to him. In its recent verdict, the court also set aside the National Investigation Agency

  • Case against ex-bank staffer for comments on rape victim

    Kochi : A case was registered on Saturday against a former bank employee for allegedly justifying the “gangrape and killing” of an eight- year-old girl in Kathua of J&K, police said. Vishnu Nandakumar, who triggered a social media furore with his alleged Facebook comments against the Kathua rape victim was charged under Section 153A (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language etc, and doing

  • Father-son combo of Shekhar and Rahul win top honours

    Mumbai : The father and son combination of Shekhar S. Yadav and Rahul Yadav, representing the INWTC (Indian Naval Watermanship Training Centre), Mumbai continued to enjoy smooth sailing and won the last two races to claim the top honours in the Enterprise class on the third and final day of the The Festival of Sails, an annual weekend sailing regatta conducted by the INWTC along with the Royal Bombay Yacht (RBYC), and

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    Will consider moving review plea in Apex Court, says Hadiya’s father

    Kochi : K M Asokan, father of alleged love jihad victim Hadiya, on Thursday said he would consider moving a review petition in the Supreme Court against its judgement setting aside a Kerala High Court order annulling her marriage with a Muslim man.

  • AI Express to operate all-women crew flights on Women’s Day

    Air India Express celebrates International Women’s Day by operating eight international all-women crew flights. All women-crew flights will take off from Kochi, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Mangalore, Mumbai and Delhi on Thursday. The airline will also felicitate all its women/girl passengers travelling on the Women’s Day with sweets, flowers etc. Functions are being organised at all its offices to felicitate the women work force of Air India Express which is about 40 per

  • Kerala: Student suspended for mocking National Anthem

    Kochi (Kerala): A Students’ Federation of India (SFI) leader of Nirmala College in Kochi’s Muvattupuzha town has been suspended for allegedly insulting the National Anthem.

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    Fire breaks out at Crude Distillation Unit in Kochi Refinery, no injuries

    Kochi (Kerala): Fire broke out at a Crude Distillation Unit in Kochi Refinery, on Thursday morning. The flames have been controlled, and no casualty reported, said officials here. Refinery has been shut temporarily. More details are awaited.