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Metro: 1.7 ha land to be acquired


The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and the Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) have nearly arrived at an agreement on the proposed widening of the Edapally-Aluva NH stretch, for which a total of 1

Corp eyes Rs 2 cr tax

The weak Kochi Corporation exchequer may see a couple of crores flow in with its new proposal to levy 75 per cent service tax on all government buildings in the city.

The civic body will introduce t

Watchman murdered

A 70-year-old watchman was found brutally murdered at the house of a noted Supreme Court advocate in Netoor near here early Tuesday.

The watchman, Mada-thichira Bose, was found choked to death with d

Sreedharan factor daunts Kochi metro


It appears that the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has almost decided not to take up the Kochi Metro Rail project because it has too much work on hand already.

Sources close to the project say that th

No night vigil at disaster cell

The delay in appointing a technical expert for night service at the Ernakulam district disaster management cell has drawn flak from many quarters.

The cell co-ordinates rescue services in the city w

It’s free entry to North

Unauthorised multiple entrances, as many as seven, are posing a security threat to the North railway station.

It’s literally a cake walk for anyone to make an unauthorized entry into the station as c

LPG agencies violating norms

Aggravating the LPG crisis, some distributor agencies of the Indian Oil Corporation(IOC) appear to be ignoring the queue system and supplying the cylinders to their more favoured customers.

The tran

Facebook brings missing boy back to parents

A 15-year-old Malayalee boy who has been missing since September 4 from his school in Bengaluru was found in a hotel in Yelahanka in Karnataka on Monday.

It was a college student in Yelahanka who saw

Cadet kills self at Navy camp

A trainee officer of the Indian Navy, hailing from Perungalathur, Chennai, died after he allegedly shot himself at INS Dronacharya in Fort Kochi on Sunday morning.

Sub-lieutenant Arun Kumar (27), sho

Racket kingpin made crores from sex trade

Lissy Sojan, the main accused in the Nedumbassery-Dubai sex racket case who allegedly trafficked as many as 125 women including minors from Kerala to Gulf countries, had struck it rich from the sex tr

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