Kerala

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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‘S Durga’ to be shown at Kerala international film festival

‘S Durga’ to be shown at Kerala international film festival

The film is being screened as a mark of protest against the denial of permission for its screening at IFFI Sanalkumar Sasidharan’s film S Durga will have a special screening at the 22nd International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) which begins here on December 8. Kerala State Chalachitra Academy Chairman …

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‘Two Leaves’ symbol goes to unified AIADMK

‘Two Leaves’ symbol goes to unified AIADMK

Election Commission of India rules in favour of the faction headed by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam. The Election Commission on Thursday alloted the AIADMK’s “two leaves” symbol to the Panneerselvam-Palaniswami combine, holding that it enjoyed majority in the party’s legislative and …

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Plans afoot for development of temples, says TDB chief

Plans afoot for development of temples, says TDB chief

Centre has allocated ₹100 crore for temple works The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) proposes to undertake various development projects at temples attached to it with the active co-operation of the Temple Advisory Committee (TAC) concerned, TDB president A. Padmakumar said. The TDB president was talking to reporters on Thursday after …

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Two killed, six injured in Kerala quarry accident

Two killed, six injured in Kerala quarry accident

A huge granite piece fell on the workers at the site at Kunnathukal in Parassala Two persons were killed and six injured when a huge granite piece fell on them at a quarry at Kunnathukal at Parassala, close to the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, around 10 a.m. on Friday. One of …

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Violence marks Devikulam hartal

Violence marks Devikulam hartal

Five CPI(M) activists taken into custody in connection with hartal-related violence Widespread violence was reported during the hartal called by the Munnar Protection Council at 10 grama panchayats in Devikulam taluk on Tuesday. A tense situation prevailed for some time when the police took into custody five CPI(M) workers, including …

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114 naval cadets awarded B.Tech. degree

114 naval cadets awarded B.Tech. degree

In a convocation ceremony at the Indian Naval Academy (INA) at Ezhimala here on Tuesday, 114 cadets were awarded B.Tech. degree by Jawaharlal Nehru University Vice Chancellor Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar. The cadets of the 93rd INA course were awarded their degree at a function attended by, among others, their parents …

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Now, a ‘green’ job opportunity for women

Now, a ‘green’ job opportunity for women

Pilot team launched at Kunnukara grama panchayat KOCHI: Damaged computers and ditched smartphones seem to be opening up a potential job opportunity for hundreds of Kudumbasree workers in Ernakulam. The government’s decision to appoint ‘haritha senas’ to collect non-biodegradable waste in local bodies across the State has provided women members …

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Sabari Ashram on recovery mode

Sabari Ashram on recovery mode

Government planning to set up employment training centre for SCs and STs In a state of neglect for long, historic Sabari Ashram at Akathethara near here is now on a recovery mode with Department of Culture initiating steps to renovate and preserve it as a centre for disseminating Gandhian values …

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