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Jumbo boozes; owner pulled up


Alappuzha: Businessman Sundar Menon’s confession seems to have courted a controversy. Menon, owner of Thiruvambadi Shivasundar, who said he was in the habit of giving his elephant buckets full of bra

Sree Ganeshan snake boat wins Nehru Trophy boat race

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Alappuzha: Sree Ganeshan Chundan, the snake boat, won the prestigious Nehru Trophy in a thrilling finale of the 61st edition of Annual Boat race held on Saturday at picturesque Punnamada lake in Al

Reformed murderer gets int’l acclaim

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Alappuzha: It is a classic tale of an evil man who has transformed his life and is now the model of a good person. And no, it’s not a film but the real life story of Albin Mathew, 62, the founder of

Celebs fall for easy cash


Alappuzha: They are well educated, have acted in films and serials and have been the face of several brands. And so it was with shock that Keralites  learnt of the arrests of two popular film stars,

No idea who drowns as system feigns ignorance

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Alappuzha: The boarding pass system suggested by a ten-member committee constituted by the government in the wake of the worst-ever houseboat tragedy that occurred on Republic day, claiming the lives

Sex tourism flourishing in Kerala house boats; youths lure college girls into racket

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Alappuzha, Kerala: It’s the dark side of tourism, operating in clandestine nooks of lakes where the houseboats are stationed and in tourist spots where paedophiles lurk to satisfy their unholy lust

Young ‘doctors’ get week-long medical training

Alappuzha: Some 130 students from across the state are receiving one week’s training in lifestyle and communicable diseases as part of a student-doctor project introduced by Alappuzha district pancha

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

Level-crossings finally become safer

After years of inaction, the railways has taken up, on an urgent basis, the deployment of personnel at unmanned railway gates, especially in Alappuzha segment of the state.

“A total of 22 unmanned ga

Kerala to have a new boat race

Kayamkulam (Kerala), July 13: Kerala's famed boat race at Alappuzha is set to get competition this year. A Marxist legislator and boat race enthusiast has finalised plans to launch a boat race at Kaya

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