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Mammootty lends glamour


Kochi: Superstar Mammootty brought his star presence and glamour to the venue on the  concluding day of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. The conference hall for the session on ‘India’s Growing Soft Power

Tipper lorry strike affects construction

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Kochi: The indefinite strike by tipper lorries has brought the construction sector to a standstill in the district. Hundreds of construction sites, both government and private, in the district, have

Pedestrians walk the plank here


Kochi: Pedestrians have a tough time moving through Tripunithura town, thanks to business establishments encroaching into tiny roads and heavy traffic.
To make matters worse, the work on the footpath

4 hurt as chavittunatakam stage at festival collapses

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Kochi: Four students suffered minor injuries when a wooden piece of the stage on which they were performing chavittunatakam broke.
The incident took place on Saturday at St Paul’s LP School, Kolenche

Encroachments on Periyar go unchecked

Kochi: Periyar, the drinking water source of Kochiites, is witnessing large-scale encroachments resulting in reduction in the overall area of the river.
This has come as a blow to the river which is

Kochi film fest to be held from Dec 16-23

The first Kochi international film festival, featuring several renowned movies from across the world, will be held from December 16 to 23.

Kochi Gateway Entertainment and Management Society, chaired

JICA fact- finding team visits Metro station sites

The Japan International Co-operation Agency’s (JICA) fact-finding team, which has arrived here as part of the inspection prior to the funding for the Kochi Metro project, visited the proposed Metro st

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

JICA team to hold talks, visit Kochi Metro sites

A 10-member expert team of the Japan International Co-operative Agency which has agreed to extend a loan of Rs 2,170 crore for the Kochi Metro Rail project, arrived in the city late on Wednesday.


RoB projects hang fire


The city’s two main projects aimed at easing traffic woes – Atlantis and Pachalam railway overbridges – are hanging fire. Conceived nearly two decades ago, these projects have seen alignment changes.

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