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Ambulance drivers fleece patients

Ambulance drivers are a law unto themselves; and fleecing is the name of the game. Barring a few institutions, the drivers decide the fare; and when they do it, they charge fancy sums. There’s hardly

Water transport plan in oblivion


At a time when the State government is initiating multi-crore public transport projects for the city, the feasibility study report on water transport, the most viable and non-polluting mode of transpo

Lorient pact to revive Fort Kochi project

Kochi’s heritage zones of Fort Kochi and Mattanc-herry may soon get a facelift.

The tripartite agreement between Kochi Corporation, French city of Lorient and Indian Heritage Cities Network Foundati

Recession, Gulf crisis trigger spurt in suicide

The rate of suicides in the state, which had been on the downslide since 2002, has begun going up from 2009. The increase, though, is marginal. Gender-wise, more men are ending their lives on their ow

Corporation looks for a ‘role’ in film shooting


Film shooting is going on in full throttle in the city with more than 25 films being shot in and around the place.

Although the corporation levies only a nominal fee for using its property for shoot

Venues spruced up for Biennale


Kochi is gearing up for the finest and richest international art extravaganza, the Kochi Muziris Biennale.

The Kochi Biennale Foundation is actively engaged in sprucing up more than eight historical

Corporation hunt for ‘lost’ land

The cash strapped city corporation plans to launch an extensive drive to take hold of its properties which have been “lost” or illegally taken over by individuals.

The civic authority, hit by a cut

Can cops rein in their own autos?


The efforts of the city corporation, traffic police and the Regional Transport Authority to streamline auto permits and auto rickshaw stands in the city may go haywire as many autos with city permits

Girl child not the favoured ones!


The gradual fall in the birth rate of girl children in the district indicates an alarming signal of the impending unhealthy imbalance in sex ratio in the near future.

According to the 2011 census and

Corporation to review unassessed buildings


In a major revenue-raising exercise, the city corporation has started an inspection and assessment of the unassessed buildings in the Willington Island. Around Rs30 crore of additional money is expect

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