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DFO to book tipsy jumbo’s owner


The Thrissur divisional forest officer (DFO) Sasi Kumar has instructed the Pattikkad range office to probe into the confession of NRI tycoon Sundar Menon, owner of Thiruvambadi Sivasundar, that he had often given the elephant brandy to drink.

Bogie of passenger train derails

A bogie of a passenger train broke off from the engine and derailed when the train it was coming to a halt at the Alappuzha railway station today.

No one was injured, railway sources said. A handful

CM asks cops to nab molester

The district police chief has been asked by the Chief Minister to take appropriate action against a man for allegedly molesting a minor girl.

The District Congress Committee had demanded that a case

VS had no role in Punnapra

CPM Alappuzha district secretary, C.B. Chandra-babu, who wrote an article on the Punnapra-Vaylar uprising which dismissed V.S. Achuthanandan’s role in the party’s historic struggle, told Deccan Chroni

Rare fish ’Miss Kerala' on verge of extinction


A rare ornamental fish species, popularly called Miss Kerala, found in the Western Ghats, is on the verge of extinction thanks to its illegal export, according to the Conservation Research Group of th

Sreesanth foresees more Keralites in Indian team


Kerala cricket hasn’t been a regular feeder to the Indian team, but all that will change in the coming years with the state’s young guns turning into a formidable force, believes speedster S. Sreesant

Leaders liable for Kerala hartal violence

The Human Rights Commission will, on its own, take a case against the hartal called by the Left Democratic Front on Saturday as it is a violation of human rights.

Justice J. B. Koshy, chairman, Kera

Three international bloggers take auto to tackle water woes


It’s a strange idea, but its intent is undoubtedly good. On January 1, 2013, three women bloggers from different continents will drive an auto rickshaw 3,500 km, from Jaisalmer in Rajasthan to Kochi,

School peon held for bomb hoax in Kerala

A peon of the Mahatma High School, Chennithala, in Kerala was arrested on Sunday for creating a false alarm that a bomb was planted on the school ground where chief minister Oomen Chandy and KPCC pres

‘Nehru’s Nadubhagom’ gone out of race

The year was 1952. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister, accompanied by his daughter, Indira Gandhi, climbed onto the deck of Nadubhagom Chundan, fascinated by the Nadubhagom boat club's

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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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