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Everything you need to know about Kochi: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Everything you need to know about Kochi: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Government pension scheme for Indians abroad

May 3, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Kochi, May 3 (IANS) The Indian government is promoting a new Pension and Life Insurance Fund (PILF) scheme in a bid to provide financial security to poor Indians working abroad.

Thrissur Pooram festivities begin

May 1, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Thrissur (Kerala), May 1 (IANS) Thrissur Pooram, one of Kerala's most famous festivals, began Tuesday morning as thousands of people gathered to witness the visual extravaganza.

Thrissur's Pooram Festival attracts hundreds of devotees, tourists

May 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Thrissur (Kerala), May 1 (ANI): Devotees as well as tourists in large numbers have converged in Thrissur in Kerala to witness and take part in the colourful Pooram Festival.

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Veterinary doctors examine elephants participating in Thrissur festival

May 1, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Thrissur (Kerala), May 1 (ANI): Veterinary doctors are examining elephants that are likely to take part in the traditional festival of Thrissur Pooram in Kerala.

Three CPI-M leaders allege ill-treatment at Doha airport

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Kochi, April 29 (IANS) En route to Cuban capital Havana to participate in a trade union congress, three Communist Party of India-Marxist leaders from Kerala were stopped at the Doha International Airport and 'forced' to fly back to Kochi citing lack of sufficient documents, one of them alleged Sunday.

Kerala readies for Thrissur Pooram festival

April 29, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Thrissur, April 29 (IANS) Kerala is all set to celebrate Thrissur Pooram this week, in a festival that will see majestic, caparisoned elephants passing through the town as well as a fireworks display.

Italians pay Rs.1.7mn in damages, boat owner drops case

April 27, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Kochi, April 27 (IANS) The owner of a damaged fishing boat, on which two Indian fishermen were shot dead allegedly by two Italian Marines from a cargo vessel in February, withdrew his complaint Friday after he was paid compensation of Rs.1.7 million ($32,000) by Italian authorities.

Boat owner ready to let Italian ship sail for Rs.1.7 mn

April 26, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Kochi, April 26 (IANS) The owner of a damaged fishing boat, on which two Indian fishermen was shot dead by two Italian marines in February, Thursday filed a plea in the Kerala High Court saying that he would not oppose the departure of the Italian vessel from Kochi if he was compensated Rs.1.7 million ($32,000).

Smart City Kochi pavilion to open next month

April 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Kochi, April 25 (IANS) A state-of-the-art sales pavilion, built as part of the much-awaited Smart City Kochi project, is all set to open next month, an official associated with the project said here Wednesday.

Pailan Arrows beat Chirag Kerala for first win in I-League

April 25, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Kochi, April 25 (IANS) Pailan Arrows defeated Chirag United Kerala 3-0 to register their first win in I-League football at the Nehru Stadium here Wednesday.

Italians tender Rs.2 crore compensation to court

April 24, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Kochi, April 24 (IANS) Italian authorities Tuesday handed over two demand drafts of Rs. 1 crore each to the Lok Adalat of the Kerala High Court to be given to the families of two fishermen who were killed by Italian marines.

I-League: Chirag take on Pailan Arrows

April 24, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Kochi, April 24 (IANS) A desperate Chirag Kerala will look to secure all three points when they take on Pailan Arrows in an I-League football match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, here Wednesday.

Kerala film industry's biggest showman Navodaya Appachan dies

April 23, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Kochi, April 23 (IANS) Navodaya Appachan, known as the biggest showman of the Malayalam film industry, died at a private hospital here Monday night after battling cancer for a long time. He was 81.

Kerala Police, CBI in stand-off

April 23, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Kochi, April 23 (IANS) A week after a deputy superintendent of police was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for conspiring to brutally beat up a journalist, the Kerala Police countered Monday by registering a case against the CBI for beating up the police officer.

US Navy operations chief in India

April 23, 2012 at 6:44 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) US Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert began a five-day visit to India Monday to explore possibilities of bilateral cooperation between the two navies in the region.

80 entries for National Autocross

April 23, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Bangalore, April 23 (IANS) Nearly 80 vehicles, some of them driven by well-known names, are likely to take part in the first round of the inaugural Indian National Autocross Championship to be held here Sunday.

Kerala promises single window clearance to lure investors

April 21, 2012 at 7:33 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) To bag big ticket investments to propel its economy, the government of Kerala has promised single-window clearance, lucrative returns and durable partnerships to Indian industries and global corporations.

E&Y to open third facility in Kerala

April 21, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) Ernst & Young (E&Y) Global Shared Services (GSS) plans to expand its facilities at the state-owned KINFRA Film and Video Park near here. The firm has been allocated 60,000 square feet of built-up area.

Fishermen Killing row: it's now tussle between Centre and State Govt.

April 21, 2012 at 12:30 PM

The tussle between centre and state government begins in the connection of fisherman killing row when Centre moved to Supreme Court zeroing the Kerala government for confining the vessel Enrica Lexie, from which the Italian security guard, had allegedly fired to shot dead to two Indian fishermen in the Indian Ocean mistakenly assessing them Caribbean pirates............

Jayawardene impressed with Delhi Daredevils' bench strength

April 20, 2012 at 6:53 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils vice-captain Mahela Jayawardene Friday said an impressive bench strength offers them the luxury of rotating players during the ongoing tournament to give some players a break in a packed Indian Premier League (IPL) schedule.

Kerala expecting huge overseas investment: Chandy

April 20, 2012 at 4:45 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Kerala government is expecting huge overseas investments in about 60 sectors including infrastructure, technology, education and healthcare, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Friday.

Kerala CM to make major pitch for investment

April 16, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy along with a team of officials will meet diplomats and business honchos in Delhi later this week

I'm enjoying my new found profession: Mammootty's son

April 13, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Kochi, April 13 (IANS) Dulquar Salman's debut film 'Second Show' did reasonable business at the box office, but it hasn't stopped filmmakers to offer films to the youngster. The young actor, who is Malayalam superstar Mammootty's son, is happy with his profession and the way his acting career is shaping up.

Setback to Achuthanandan in land grab case

April 12, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Kochi, April 12 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan, a prime accused in a land grab case, suffered a setback Thursday when the Kerala High Court refused to quash the First Information Report (FIR) filed in the case.

'DAM999' bags two honorary GMA awards

April 11, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Kochi, April 11 (IANS) 'DAM999', a controversial movie released last year, has bagged two honorary awards at the Global Music Awards (GMA) held in California.

Corruption will not be tolerated in defence procurements, asserts Antony

April 11, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Kochi, Apr 11 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony said here today that corruption would not be tolerated in defence procurements.

KP, Jayawardene will boost Daredevils: Sehwag

April 9, 2012 at 6:51 PM

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag said the return of Sri Lankan Mahela Jayawardene and Englishman Kevin Pietersen will give his side the much needed boost to get back to the winning ways in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).

Muralitharan, Vettori guide Royal Challengers to win over Daredevils (Roundup)

April 7, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Bangalore, April 7 (IANS) South African AB de Villiers and Sri Lanka's legendary spinner Muthiah Muralitharan guided Royal Challengers Bangalore to a victory over Delhi Daredevils by 20 runs in their opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at a jam-packed Chinnaswamy stadium here.

Royal Challengers raring to go for kill from first IPL-V game

April 6, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Bangalore, April 6 (IANS) A hungry Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will Saturday begin thier hunt for the coveted Indian Premier League (IPL) title that has twice eluded them in the past despite an envious batting and bowling line-up.

Kerala Christians set for Easter

April 5, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) With just two days left for Easter, Christians in the state are geared up for the celebrations.

IPL set for grand start - without 'feel good' factor

April 3, 2012 at 4:32 PM

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) It is that time of the year when cricket meets Bollywood as the Indian Premier League (IPL) razzmatazz is all set to start Wednesday - albeit without the "feel good" factor of Indian cricket.

13 Passport Seva Kendras launched in Kerala

April 2, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Kochi, April 2 (IANS) Minister of External Affairs S.M.Krishna Monday launched 13 Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) in Kerala and said he will ensure that a few more are sanctioned when the next round of PSKs are cleared.

Krishna dedicates 13 Passport Seva Kendras to people of Kerala

April 2, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Kochi, Apr 2 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Monday inaugurated thirteen Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs) in Kerala.

I-League: Pune rout Chirag Kerala

April 1, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Kochi, April 1 (IANS) Pune FC made their intentions for the season clear as they thrashed Chirag United Kerala 3-0 in round 22 of the I-League at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium, here Sunday.

Chirag Kerala host Pune FC

March 31, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Kochi, March 31 (IANS) Chirag United Kerala will host Pune FC in a 22nd round I-League encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium, Sunday. The Pune outfit beat Chirag 3-1 in their last match in November.

'Italian vessel can't sail till Monday'

March 30, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Kochi, March 30 (IANS) A division bench of the Kerala High Court Friday stayed an order by a single bench permitting the Italian cargo ship Enrica Lexie, from which two marines had opened fire killing two Indian fishermen, to sail after its owners furnished a bond of Rs.3 crores and met other conditions.

Italian vessel can sail after furnishing bond

March 29, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Kochi, March 29 (IANS) The Italian cargo ship Enrica Lexie, from which two marines had opened fire killing two Indian fishermen, will be permitted to sail after its owners furnish a bond of Rs.3 crore and meet other conditions, the Kerala High Court ruled Thursday.

Italian vessel to be freed after furnishing bond

March 29, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Kochi, March 29 (IANS) The Italian cargo ship Enrica Lexie, from which two marines had opened fire killing two Indian fishermen, will be allowed to sail after its owners furnish a bond of Rs.3 crore and meet other conditions, the Kerala High Court ruled Thursday.

Indian tourism upbeat despite tight budget (Comment)

March 29, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Although India's latest budget has increased the allocation for tourism by less than 10 percent, the tourism ministry remains hopeful that it can bring in at least seven million foreign tourists to the country during this fiscal year, an increase of one million when compared to the six million figure of the last year.

Italian ship will have to wait till forensic report: Kerala

March 28, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Kochi, March 28 (IANS) The Kerala government Wednesday informed the high court that a decision on whether Italian ship Enrica Lexie, from which marines had opened fire killing two Indian fishermen, can be allowed to sail depends on the forensic report of the firearms seized from the ship.

Malayalam thespian Jose Prakash dead

March 24, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Kochi, March 24 (IANS) The grand old man of Malayalam films Jose Prakash passed away Saturday afternoon at a private hospital here, family sources said.

Kerala High Court slams Italian Marines episode

March 23, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Kochi, March 23 (IANS) The Kerala high court Friday came down heavily on the manner in which two Italian marines shot dead two Indian fishermen and termed the incident as one equivalent to terrorist activity.

Hitachi to build power control systems in India

March 23, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Bangalore, March 23 (IANS) Japanese electronics major Hitachi Ltd will build thermal power control systems in a joint venture with SFO Technologies Ltd of NeST group at its newly set-up facility on the outskirts of this tech hub.

Clarke's injury likely give Haddin Oz squad berth in limited over series against Windies

March 14, 2012 at 9:35 PM

St.Vincent, Mar 14(ANI): Australian skipper Michael Clarke's absence from limited- overs series against the West Indies could give a berth to Brad Haddin in the squad.

Clarke's injury likely give Haddin Oz squad berth in limited over series against Windies

March 14, 2012 at 12:44 PM

St.Vincent, Mar 14(ANI): Australian skipper Michael Clarke's absence from limited- overs series against the West Indies could give a berth to Brad Haddin in the squad.

Katrina dumps Rs 1 crore offer for SRK

March 13, 2012 at 9:11 PM

New Delhi, Mar 13 (ANI): Katrina Kaif has reportedly turned down an offer worth Rs 1 crore, in favour of Yash Raj film's new project opposite Shah Rukh Khan.

Steven Smith replaces Mitchell Marsh in Pune Warriors squad

March 10, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Mumbai, Mar 10 (ANI): Steven Smith, Australia's leg-spinning all-rounder, has replaced his compatriot Mitchell Marsh in the Pune Warriors India squad for the DLF IPL 2012.

Steven Smith replaces Mitchell Marsh in Pune Warriors squad

March 10, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Mumbai, Mar 10 (ANI): Steven Smith, Australia's leg-spinning all-rounder, has replaced his compatriot Mitchell Marsh in the Pune Warriors India squad for the DLF IPL 2012.

Katrina Kaif to get Rs 1 crore for 10 min appearance

March 7, 2012 at 9:04 PM

New Delhi, Mar 7 (ANI): Katrina Kaif, one of the most sought after actresses in Bollywood, has reportedly been offered 1 crore rupees for making a 10-minute appearance in Kochi.

Congress tastes defeat, Swamy predicts mid-term poll

March 7, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Kochi, Mar 7 (ANI): With the anti-Congress mood sober throughout the country following the verdict of assembly polls in the five states, Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday forecast that the results show that a new coalition will be forming government at the Centre by October or there will be a mid-term poll.

Congress tastes defeat, Swamy predicts mid-term poll

March 7, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Kochi, Mar 7 (ANI): With the anti-Congress mood sober throughout the country following the verdict of assembly polls in the five states, Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday forecast that the results show that a new coalition will be forming government at the Centre by October or there will be a mid-term poll.

Unknown merchant vessel collides with fishing boat off Alappuzha coast, two bodies recovered

March 1, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Thottappally, March 1 (ANI): An unknown merchant vessel collided with a fishing boat off Kerala's Alappuzha Coast, drowning at least five fishermen, early on Thursday morning. Two bodies have been recovered so far, while two have been rescued.

Unknown merchant vessel collides with fishing boat off Alappuzha coast, two bodies recovered

March 1, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Thottappally, March 1 (ANI): An unknown merchant vessel collided with a fishing boat off Kerala's Alappuzha Coast, drowning at least five fishermen, early on Thursday morning. Two bodies have been recovered so far, while two have been rescued.

Italian vessel involved in killing fishermen, searched

February 26, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Kochi, Feb 26 (ANI): Police team investigating the deaths of two fishermen, who were allegedly killed by Italian sailors, concluded its first round of search and seizure operation of the vessel here on Sunday.

Fishermen Killing row: Indian police search Italian tanker

February 26, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Kerala Police, Saturday, reportedly searched for weapons on the Italian oil tanker Enrica Lexie after 10-days long drama over two Indian fishermen killing row. The Kerala police went to Kochi port to....

Fishermen killings: Kerala Police begins inspection of Italian vessel

February 25, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Kochi, Feb.25 (ANI): Police in Kerala Police, an Italian team and two experts have begun searching the Italian ship, Enrica Lexie, for weapons allegedly used by two naval guards in the killing of two fishermen on February 15.

Fishermen killings: Kerala Police begins inspection of Italian vessel

February 25, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Kochi, Feb.25 (ANI): Police in Kerala Police, an Italian team and two experts have begun searching the Italian ship, Enrica Lexie, for weapons allegedly used by two naval guards in the killing of two fishermen on February 15.

Italian military officers to join probe team to conduct investigation into fishermen killing case

February 24, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Kochi/New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Kerala state police on Friday announced the names of the two Italian military officials who are to join the investigation looking into the deaths of two Indian fishermen, allegedly killed by Italian sailors.

Italian military officers to join probe team to conduct investigation into fishermen killing case

February 24, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Kochi/New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Kerala state police on Friday announced the names of the two Italian military officials who are to join the investigation looking into the deaths of two Indian fishermen, allegedly killed by Italian sailors.

Fishermen in Kerala demand arrest of Italian vessel captain

February 22, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 21 (ANI): Fishermen here on Tuesday took to the streets demanding the arrest of the captain of Italian vessel 'Enrica Lexie' following the death of two Indian fishermen.

Kerala High Court tells Italian ship it can leave Kochi Port after paying Rs 25 lakh guarantee

February 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb.22 (ANI): The Kerala High Court on Wednesday said that Italian ship Enrica Lexie could leave Kochi Port after paying Rs 25 lakh as guarantee.

Kerala High Court tells Italian ship it can leave Kochi Port after paying Rs 25 lakh guarantee

February 22, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb.22 (ANI): The Kerala High Court on Wednesday said that Italian ship Enrica Lexie could leave Kochi Port after paying Rs 25 lakh as guarantee.

Fishermen in Kerala demand arrest of Italian vessel captain

February 21, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 21 (ANI): Fishermen here on Tuesday took to the streets demanding the arrest of the captain of Italian vessel 'Enrica Lexie' following the death of two Indian fishermen.

Kochi fishermen killing: MEA summons Italian ambassador

February 19, 2012 at 10:11 PM

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Sunday summoned Italian ambassador Giacomo Sanfelice Di Monteforte seeking cooperation over recent killing of Indian fishermen by Italian vessel crew off the Kochi shores.

No leniency against Italian ship crew, says Oommen Chandy

February 18, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Kochi, Feb 18 (ANI): Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy here on Saturday said they have taken the matter seriously and will not allow the culprits to escape from the legal proceedings involved in the shooting of Indian fishermen.

No leniency against Italian ship crew, says Oommen Chandy

February 18, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Kochi, Feb 18 (ANI): Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy here on Saturday said they have taken the matter seriously and will not allow the culprits to escape from the legal proceedings involved in the shooting of Indian fishermen.

Sahara pulls out of sponsoring Team India

February 4, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Lucknow/New Delhi, Feb.4 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement on Saturday that it would be talking to long time Indian cricket team sponsor Sahara India to reconsider its decision to end its financial ties with it and its decision to pull out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) by withdrawing its ownership of the Pune Warriors' hours before the players' auction.

Sahara pulls out of sponsoring Team India

February 4, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Lucknow/New Delhi, Feb.4 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement on Saturday that it would be talking to long time Indian cricket team sponsor Sahara India to reconsider its decision to end its financial ties with it and its decision to pull out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) by withdrawing its ownership of the Pune Warriors' hours before the players' auction.

College girls in Kerala take march to highlight Mullaperiyar Dam issue

December 1, 2011 at 6:38 PM

Kochi, Dec 1 (ANI): College girls of St. Theresa's College took out a protest march against Tamil Nadu's stand on the controversial Mullaperiyar Dam.

Kochi SEZ ports exporting illegal red sandalwood to China

November 5, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Kochi, Nov 5 (ANI): The recent seizure of a container of red that was being moved from the SEZ port of Vallarpadom in Kochi has once again exposed the illegality of exporting this product to various parts of China.

Kochi dog 'adopts' abandoned kittens

November 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Kochi, Nov 3 (ANI): In a bizarre incident a female dog named Minnu at the house of Mr. Narayanan in Kerala's remote village of Thiruvaniyoor near Kochi is nurturing three abandoned kittens which were found in a rubber farm a month ago.

Kerala to become first state in India to facilitate e-filing of RTI

November 2, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Kochi, Nov 2 (ANI): The e-filing of RTI conceived by the Kerala State IT mission will make Kerala the first state in India to facilitate online RTI queries.

Tea traders in Coimbatore urge Tamil Nadu government to introduce uniform VAT rate

October 2, 2011 at 8:33 PM

Coimbatore, Oct 2(ANI): The Tea Trade Association of Coimbatore (TTAC) has urged the Tamil Nadu government to introduce uniform VAT (Value Added Tax) rate for tea sold through auction centres.

Snails may have flown over Mexico in bellies of birds

September 15, 2011 at 2:18 PM

Washington, Sept 15 (ANI): Once in a great while, snails successfully crossed Central America by flying over Mexico stuck to the legs or riding on the bellies of shorebirds, a new study has found.

DGCA to submit preliminary report on Kochi air mishap

August 30, 2011 at 12:47 PM

Kochi, Aug.30 (ANI): An investigation team of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is on Tuesday expected to file a preliminary report on the causes behind a Gulf Air flight (GF 270) skidding off the Kochi Airport runway and geting stuck in mud on Monday.

Gulf Air plane skids off runway at Kochi Airport, seven injured(Update)

August 29, 2011 at 1:25 PM

Kochi, Aug 29 (ANI): At least seven passengers were injured when a Gulf Air plane from Bahrain with 137 passengers on board, deviated from the runway just before landing at the Kochi international airport early this morning.

Gulf Air plane skids off runway at Kochi Airport, seven injured

August 29, 2011 at 12:26 PM

Kochi, Aug 29 (ANI): At least seven passengers were injured when a Gulf Air plane from Bahrain with 137 passengers on board, deviated from the runway just before landing at the Kochi international airport early this morning.

Pak team needs "foreign coach" who won't worry about politics: Lawson

August 24, 2011 at 5:56 PM

Karachi, August 24(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should appoint a foreign coach as Waqar Younis' successor because only an influence-free person will be able to take the team forward without succumbing to pressure from various quarters, former Pakistan coach Geoff Lawson has said.

Largest Container Ship arrives at Vallarpadam Port in Kerala

July 22, 2011 at 4:23 PM

Kochi, July 22 (ANI): Largest container vessel, Maersk Sembawang, with a length of 318.79 metres and a capacity of 6,478 TEUs (Twenty-foot equivalent units) arrived at the Vallarpadam port in Kerala.

India to host 14th annual meeting of APG on money laundering at Kochi

July 15, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Kochi (Kerala), July 15 (ANI): India will host the 14th annual meeting and 10th annual technical assistance and training forum of the Asia/Pacific Group (APG) on money laundering at the Le Meridien Hotel here from July 18 to 22.

Ganguly's presence will help Pune Warriors: Kartik

May 14, 2011 at 11:48 AM

Pune, May 14 (ANI): Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly's presence is always going to help Pune Warriors as he has nothing to prove to anyone, according to spinner Murali Kartik.

French naval warships call at Kochi port

May 6, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Kochi (Kerala), May 6 (ANI): The French Navy's Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) 'Mistral' together with Anti-Submarine Warfare Destroyer Georges Leygues, arrived here on a three-day port call.

Anti-endosulfan shutdown hits normal life in Kerala

April 29, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Kochi, Apr 29(ANI): Activists of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) demonstrated in Kerala's Kochi district on Friday seeking a countrywide ban on endosulfan pesticide by the Central government.

Jayawardene ready to take on Lankan teammate Sangakkara in IPL battle

April 27, 2011 at 10:49 AM

Kochi, Apr 27 (ANI): Mahela Jayawardene, captain of Kochi Tuskers Kerala (KTK), has said that he is ready to face his good friend Kumar Sangakkara led Deccan Chargers (DC) ahead of the league match of Indian Premier League (IPL) in India's southern Kerala state.

Rajasthan Royals optimistic about coming back to winning ways: Ross Taylor

April 24, 2011 at 10:11 AM

Jaipur, Apr 24 (ANI): Hard-hitting New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has admitted Rajasthan Royals were not performing well in IPL-4, and added that they would look to exploit the home conditions to bring their Indian Premier League campaign back on track against Kochi Tuskers Kerala.

Oz players' head to IPL after beating Bangladesh 3-0 in ODIs

April 14, 2011 at 12:47 PM

Sydney, Apr 14 (ANI): Most Australian players are heading off to join their India Premier League sides after beating Bangladesh 3-0 in just concluded ODI series.

Left-ruled Kerala govt. does not view growth as an important factor: Rahul Gandhi

April 9, 2011 at 8:24 PM

Kochi, Apr 9(ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM)-led Left Democratic Front government in Kerala has eclipsed the factor of growth by not reckoning it as an important factor.

Congress campaigns with street plays in poll-bound Kerala

April 6, 2011 at 8:29 PM

Kochi, Apr 6 (ANI): With Kerala gearing up for the assembly polls, the Congress party is adopting creative methods to woo the voters by conducting street plays across the state, showcasing ill-governance of the CPI (M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF).

Kerala polls: UDF promises Re one/kg rice to BPL families

March 25, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Kochi, Mar 25 (ANI): The Election Manifesto of the Congress led-United Democratic Front (UDF) in Kerala, which was released today, promised rice at one rupee a kilo for all Below Poverty Line (BPL) card holders and at rupees two a kilo for others.

EC has no power to ban subsidized rice scheme, rules Kerala High Court

March 16, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Kochi, Mar 16 (ANI): The Kerala High Court today said the Election Commission (EC) has no power prima facie to interfere with the Government order to supply rice at Rs two a kg in the state, facing assembly polls on April 13.

Kochi residents say water scarcity could be major poll issue

March 12, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Kochi (Kerala), Mar. 12 (ANI): Residents in Kochi have complained vociferously about poor drinking water facilities, and warned that it could be a major issue when determining who they will vote for in next month's state assembly elections.

Kochi residents say water scarcity could be major poll issue

March 12, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Kochi (Kerala), Mar. 12 (ANI): Residents in Kochi have complained vociferously about poor drinking water facilities, and warned that it could be a major issue when determining who they will vote for in next month's state assembly elections.

Muralitharan turns his back on Cricket Australia's coaching role

March 1, 2011 at 12:02 PM

Melbourne, Mar 1 (ANI): Cricket Australia's blueprint for spin reform suffered a heavy blow when Test cricket's greatest wicket-taker Muttiah Muralitharan cancelled his contract to mentor Australia's next generation of spinners at the Brisbane-based Centre of Excellence.

Libya evacuation in full swing: Vayalar Ravi

February 28, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Kochi, Feb.28 (ANI): Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi has said all arrangements for the evacuation of stranded Indians in Libya are in place and is taking place in full swing.

Ex-CJI's three kins found in possession of black money: Income Tax department

February 26, 2011 at 9:06 PM

Kochi, Feb 26(ANI): Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) K.G. Balakrishnan's family members are in possession of wealth disproportionate to their known sources of income, Income Tax Director General (Investigation) of Kochi, E.T. Lukose, said on Saturday.

Navy Divers set national record for deep diving

February 17, 2011 at 6:48 PM

Kochi, Feb 17 (ANI): Five Indian Navy Divers on board INS Nireekshak of Southern Naval Command have set a new national record for deep diving earlier this month.

Vallarpadam terminal a mile-stone in logistic infrastructure development: PM

February 11, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Kochi, Feb 11 (ANI): Dedicating the International Container Trans-shipment Terminal to the Nation at Vallapadam in Kochi, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh today termed it as a "mile-stone in logistic infrastructure development."

Prime Minister to inaugurate Vallarpadam container terminal on February 11

February 6, 2011 at 9:29 PM

Kochi, Feb 6(ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will inaugurate a Rs.3,250 crore International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) at Vallarpadam in Kerala on February 11.

Muralidaran says 20-20 will keep him busy after he quits international cricket

January 23, 2011 at 12:36 PM

Colombo, Jan 23(ANI): Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralidaran has said that after retiring from international cricket he will keep himself busy through the Indian Premier League (IPL) and other 20-20 tournaments around the world.

Tribals showcase traditional handicrafts in Kochi

January 18, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Kochi, Jan 18 (ANI): Tribals of Kerala have recently showcased their traditional handicrafts and handlooms at a weeklong exhibition in Kochi.

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