Kerala

Two filmmakers, their diverse journeys

Two filmmakers, their diverse journeys

Films of Mahamat-Saleh Haroun of Chad and Michel Franco of Mexico to be screened at IFFK A bunch of films made by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, the proficient Chad director, and Michel Franco, the Mexican filmmaker who brought the realities of contemporary life on screen, will be part of the Contemporary Filmmaker …

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Rail transit hub proposal hanging fire

Rail transit hub proposal hanging fire

The facility, if realised, is expected to decongest stations and speed up trains in the entire State A proposal to convert the sprawling 110 acres owned by the Southern Railway in the Kathrikadavu-Ponnurunni area into Kerala’s rail transit hub might remain a pipe dream, though it holds tremendous potential to …

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Ockhi raises questions over Kerala’s disaster preparedness

Ockhi raises questions over Kerala's disaster preparedness

Coastal people allege the storm has exposed basic flaws in the system Cyclone Ockhi not only left a trail of destruction across South Kerala, but also raised questions over the State’s preparedness to deal with major natural calamities affecting tens of thousands of families. Even as the Coast Guard, Navy, …

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Rare discovery of life in prehistoric times

Rare discovery of life in prehistoric times

Figurines and rock carvings found at Parambathukavu in Malappuram An ongoing exploration at Parambathukavu, near Valanchery, in the district has thrown evidence on everyday human life from prehistoric ages to modern period. The figurines and rock carvings found at Parambathukavu hill are proving to be clinching evidence to establish continual …

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Cyclone Ockhi: coastal areas put on high alert

Cyclone Ockhi: coastal areas put on high alert

Fishermen advised not to venture into sea for 48 hours The coastal areas of Ernakulam district remained on high alert after Cyclone Ockhi lashed the Kerala coast on Thursday. The district administration has made all arrangements to meet any emergency. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea …

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Noted Malayalam actor and mimicry artist Kalabhavan Abi passes away

Noted Malayalam actor and mimicry artist Kalabhavan Abi passes away

His performance as an aged Muslim character named ‘Amina Thatha’ made him a household name. Noted mimicry artist and actor Abi died in Kochi on Thursday morning. The 52-year-old was declared brought dead at a private hospital where his family had taken him at 10.15 a.m. According to hospital sources, …

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Veteran CPI leader E. Chandrasekharan Nair passes away

Veteran CPI leader E. Chandrasekharan Nair passes away

He played a vital role in strengthening the public distribution system in Kerala and in setting up the Maveli Store network. Veteran Communist Party of India leader and former Minister E. Chandrasekharan Nair died here on Wednesday morning. He was admitted to Sree Chitra Institute of Medical Sciences following a …

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With hawk eyes, Kochi spots 550 birds

With hawk eyes, Kochi spots 550 birds

105 persons take part in Kochi chapter of Kerala Bird Race across the districts of Thrissur and Ernakulam Racing to spot as many birds as possible in a limited time may sound unimaginable to many, but the results of Kochi’s very own bird race, conducted as part of the State-wide …

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Marayur gets ready for Neelakurinji

Marayur gets ready for Neelakurinji

Flowering reported at Puthukudi tribal settlement areas Heralding the arrival of massive flowering of Neelakurinji next year, hills in Marayur turned to purple colour with some areas witnessing the phenomena. The flowering of Neelakurinji this time was reported at Puthukudi tribal settlement areas inside the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. The massive …

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