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Imported fish kicks off scare

Fish these days comes to us from far. Several big hotels, restaurants and eateries in the state use fish imported from Thailand and Vietnam – and poor quality ones at that.

With looks and taste simil

‘Not aiming for Mayor’

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Scotching rumours that he was aspiring to become the mayor, Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) chairman and KPCC general secretary N.Venugopal said he was quiet happy in his current job, but

Violators to land in sea of troubles

The Kerala Water Authority (KWA) is tightening its noose around consumers who use illegal water connections, drawing water using motor pumps from pipelines and tampering with water meters.

The autho

Malayalis should learn to ‘respect’ diabetes: Expert

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At a time, when the state has become the diabetes capital of the country and the disease is increasing at an alarming rate every year, the negligence and disregard that the Mala­yalis show towards dia

Bird flu takes toll on Xmas flavour

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There is every chance this Christmas Malayalis may have to wait for cakes from other states. Reason the ban on chicken and eggs from neighbouring states. The move comes at a time when big hotels, bake

Corp eyes Rs 2 cr tax

The weak Kochi Corporation exchequer may see a couple of crores flow in with its new proposal to levy 75 per cent service tax on all government buildings in the city.

The civic body will introduce t

A model road for Kochi women soon

In an effort to make the Kochi safe for women, the corporation has decided to develop a road as a model one for their safety. The novel initiative is to showcase a road which provides maximum security

DC impact: MLAs take up cause of rivers, ban on pesticides in Kerala

Green Brigade MLAs in UDF on Saturday sought a ban on pesticides polluting the rivers in Kerala in the wake of the shocking report of Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON). The

Celebrity league puts GCDA in fix


The Celebrity Cricket League authority’s decision to advance its matches to early February has landed the Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) in a quandary.

The new CCL schedule clashes with

Kochi has no ‘plan’


The central government project that provided decent public transport in the city which included 42 low floor Volvo AC buses and 80 non-AC ones is now in danger.

The reason is the failure of the city

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

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