Kerala

Rain abates, but misery continues

Rain abates, but misery continues

As many as 85,259 people in 393 relief camps in Alappuzha and Kottayam districts The misery of the rain-hit population of Alappuzha, Kottayam and Pathanamthitta districts continued to be miserable though there was some let up in the monsoon rain in the three districts. It did not rain heavily in …

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Women believe in Sabarimala deity: CJI

Women believe in Sabarimala deity: CJI

Court counters temple board’s views Women want to visit Sabarimala because they believe in the deity, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said on Thursday, countering the Travancore Devaswom Board’s strong opposition to removing the centuries-old prohibition on women in menarche from entering the famous temple in Kerala. Senior advocate A.M. …

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A bigger, grandeur edition of Malabar river fete

A bigger, grandeur edition of Malabar river fete

Over 25 countries participating in the event ‘Bigger, grandeur and more fun’ is how one could define the sixth edition of the Malabar River Festival that began at Chakkittapara in the district on Wednesday. What began as an experiment to highlight the possibilities of the rivers in north Kerala six years ago, …

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YouTubing the anatomy of a lover

YouTubing the anatomy of a lover

Malayalam web series tries to capture lovers of various hues Actor Nivin Pauly’s laid-back character in the hit movie Oru Vadakkan Selfiedreamt of making it big in the tinsel town by assisting popular Tamil film-maker Gautham Vasudev Menon. While that reel life plan to make a short film and get noticed …

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Prime accused in SFI activist’s killing held

Prime accused in SFI activist's killing held

Mohammed, a third year Arabic History student at the same college, was reportedly held at the Kerala-Karnataka border In a major breakthrough, the State police have nabbed Mohammed, the prime accused in the killing of Students Federation of India (SFI) activist Abhimanyu at the Maharaja’s College in Kochi on July 1. …

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Two more shutters opened at Banasura Sagar dam

Catchment areas witnessing heavy rain, the shutters had not been opened since 2014 in the reservoir that spreads over 1,277 hectares After an interval of four years the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) opened two more shutters of the Banasura Sagar dam at Padinharethara of the Kuttiyadi Hydroelectric project on …

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Heavy loss of property in Kasaragod

Heavy loss of property in Kasaragod

Sea surge in several areas in Kasaragod Heavy rain continued to batter Kasaragod on Monday, damaging property in several areas in district. The district, which received 35.40 mm of rainfall during the last 24 hours ending 10 a.m. on Monday, has so far registered a cumulative 1,601.41 mm rainfall since …

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State in a spot over UDAN

State in a spot over UDAN

Ways to wriggle out of the agreement will not be smooth The State is in a spot over the decision of Kannur International Airport Limited (KIAL) to pull out from the bandwagon of regional flights under the Central government’s Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN) scheme after inking the agreement. …

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AI to help police unmask criminals

AI to help police unmask criminals

Artificial Intelligence-powered tool will be used to gather evidence and crack cases Artificial intelligence (AI) powered facial recognition technology will soon become part of the standard law enforcement tool kit of the Kerala Police. The department’s cyber research facility, Cyberdome, at Technopark here has developed a family of state-of-the-art, AI algorithms to …

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