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BJP suggests chemical castration, death penalty for rapists

Against the backdrop of the Delhi gangrape incident, the BJP today suggested maximum punishment to the accused in rape cases — either death penalty or chemical castration.

Five NCC cadets from Delhi drown in Kerala river

Five cadets of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) from Delhi, who were taking part at a national trekking camp at Malayatoor in Ernakulam district, drowned in Periyar River today.

Marines allowed to go home

Two Italian Marines, facing criminal trial here on charges of killing two Indian fishermen 10 months ago, may be able to celebrate Christmas in Italy with the Kerala high court on Thursday allowing th

Kerala Catholics may need to ‘confess’ to taking liquor

For the 55 lakh Catholics in Kerala, alcohol consumption will soon be a sin, which has to be confessed before a priest. That is, if a church panel has its way.

Thrissur wins 18th CBSE youth festival

Thrissur district came on top and won the gold cup at the 18th CBSE Youth Fest held at the Sarabhai Scie-nce Park, Kakkanad, here, while the Rani Public Sch-ool, Vadakara, lifted the Overall Champions

Water crisis eases

The city's drinking water crisis eased on Saturday with the Aluva KWA station resuming uninterrupted supply for several hours starting from 8.30 am in the morning.

The pumping of water from the Aluv

It’s to be a painter’s photo essay on art

Atul Dodiya is a name to reckon with in the art world, but outside the art world he is best known for his oil and acrylic work on canvas The Wall dedicated to former India cricket captain Rahul Dravid

Indira boat race a distant dream

Kochiites’ plan to set the Kochi backwaters on fire by restarting the ‘Indira Gandhi’ snake-boat race will remain a distant dream.

The efforts by GCDA and the district administration to hold the race

Load-shedding from 6 to 10 pm

As per the order, night-time load-shedding would be effective from 6 pm to 10 pm. At present, night-time load shedding was scheduled from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm.

The commission postponed its decision on

Kochi water supply remains disrupted

Water supply to many areas in the city was disrupted for the second day on Friday as the Kerala Water Authority (KWA) had to stop pumping from its Aluva pumping station due to the high density of salt

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