Kerala

Victim was drugged before sexual assault

Victim was drugged before sexual assault

Accused in Latvian’s murder case sent to police custody The State police told a magistrate court here on Friday that the accused in the Latvian rape-murder case had plied their unsuspecting victim with ‘white-beedi’, tourist parlance in Kovalam for a mini-cigar laced heavily with marijuana, before they raped and strangulated …

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Metro to bank more on non-ticketing revenue

Metro to bank more on non-ticketing revenue

KMRL property show to rent out retail space at stations The Kochi Metro’s income from non-ticketing revenue is set to exceed that from ticket sale, as over one lakh square feet commercial space in 16 metro stations in the Aluva-Maharaja’s College Ground corridor is up for grabs as retail space. …

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She gave a 6-year-old the gift of a healthy life

She gave a 6-year-old the gift of a healthy life

First woman stem cell donor from Kerala meets thalassemia-affected child from Sri Lanka The first woman stem cell donor from Kerala, Kanmani Kannan, met the six-year-old recipient Shreemali Balasoorya from Sri Lanka at a programme organised at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in the city on Thursday. For the …

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Rare reef fish survives injury

Rare reef fish survives injury

Star attraction at CMFRI marine aquarium at Vizhinjam A rare species of coral reef fish accidentally netted by fishermen off the coast of Vizhinjam early last month has been nursed back to health after undergoing a surgery at the aquarium under the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) here. The …

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BDJS resentment unlikely to move BJP leadership

BDJS resentment unlikely to move BJP leadership

Decision not to cooperate with BJP in bypoll The Bharath Dharma Jana Sena’s (BDJS) decision not to cooperate with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Chengannur Assembly byelection campaign while continuing in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) may not persuade the nonchalant BJP national leadership to redress its grievances. …

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Kerala SSLC exam results out, 97.84% pass

Kerala SSLC exam results out, 97.84% pass

Ernakulam revenue district had the highest pass percentage — 99.12, while Wayanad had the least — 93.87%. The results of this year’s Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination were announced here on Thursday. Minister for Education C. Ravindranath, at a press conference, said the pass percentage had increased to 97.84. …

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Venkaiah opens birthday fete of Mar Chrysostum

Venkaiah opens birthday fete of Mar Chrysostum

Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the 101st birthday celebrations of Metropolitan Emeritus Philipose Mar Chrysostum at Thiruvalla on Monday afternoon. Lauding the services of Mar Chrysostum, Mr. Naidu quoted a prayer in the Atharva Veda, “Let us live for a hundred years and beyond, with good health, intelligence, and ever-widening …

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Stern action against policemen in Varapuzha case: Kodiyeri

Stern action against policemen in Varapuzha case: Kodiyeri

CPI(M) State secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan here on Monday visited the relatives of S.R. Sreejith, a native of Varappuzha who had died under police custody. During an interaction with Sreejith’s family members, Mr. Balakrishnan promised stern action against the policemen culpable of Sreejith’s murder, irrespective of their official clout. He also …

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CM flags rise in accidents

CM flags rise in accidents

Says people’s refusal to abide by traffic rules a key reason Countries that have vehicles in excess of their population have lesser number of accidents than in Kerala where the number of vehicles is far lower than the population, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said. Inaugurating the closing ceremony of …

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No stray dog sterilisation since November

No stray dog sterilisation since November

Local body authorities blames the implementing officer for demolishing the sterilisation programme. Not even a single stray dog has been sterilised under the Animal Birth Control programme of the city Corporation since November last year. The authorities of the local body were also not aware of the same until March, …

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