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  • Two in custody for kidnapping minor girl in Kollam
    Kollam: The police have taken two persons into custody in connection with the kidnap of a 15-year-old girl, a native of Rajasthan, in Oachira, here. They were identified as Oachira natives Bibin and Ananthu. The police have seized the car which was used to kidnap the girl. It is leaned that a man, who reportedly helped the four-member gang rent the car is also under police custody. A four-member gang kidnapped the 15-year-old girl, a native of Rajasthan, from Oachira, here on Monday night. The…
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  • Kodiyeri seeks action against Rama over remarks on Jayarajan
    Thiruvananthapuram: CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has demanded action against RMP leader K K Rama, for calling LDF candidate in Vadakara - P Jayarajan, a murderer. Kodiyeri said that Rama made the remarks to create misunderstanding among the voters and to defame the LDF candidate in public. Kodiyeri added that he had submitted a complaint to the Central Election Commission and state election officer seeking action against Rama for violation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC). Kodiyeri…
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  • Thangal, Rama key players in fielding Muraleedharan in Vadakara
    For 108 hours, seat sharing discussions were progressing at several centers – the GRG road Congress war room, Kerala house, AICC headquarters to name a few. Following the final day's discussions 12 candidates were named. Though the stage was all set for Congress to contest the Lok Sabha election in Kerala, 4 candidates remained undecided. Wayanad the first roadblock For the last two days, the seat sharing discussions were regarding who will contest from Wayanad constituency. At Mullappally R…
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  • 2 killed, many trapped in under construction building collapse in Karnataka
    Bengaluru: Two people were killed and several others trapped when a four-storeyed under construction building collapsed at Dharwad in north Karnataka Tuesday, police said. The building came crashing down, triggering panic among neighbours and passers-by, a police official said. "Two have died while some 30 to 40 people are trapped," said a police officer at Dharwad police station. Police said four people have been brought out from the debris while rescue operations are in full swing. As many…
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  • President confers gallantry awards to armed forces
    New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday conferred gallantry awards -- two Kirti Chakras and 15 Shaurya Chakras -- to the armed forces personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to the duty. Two Kirti Chakras and two Shaurya Chakras were given posthumously. The President, who is also the Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces, presented Kirti Chakras to Pradip Kumar Panda (Constable, 130 Battalion, Central Reserve Police Force) and Sowa…
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  • CM, Oppn leader against removal of portions from NCERT Class 9 history textbook
    Thiruvananthapuram: Coming down on the HRD ministrys decision to remove portions of the Renaissance Movement from the class IX textbook of NCERT, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said it reflects the Sangh Parivars agenda to "rewrite" history books to suit their needs. Portions of the historic Channar revolt (Maru Marakkal Samaram) of Kerala, the excerpts of the autobiography of C Kesavans Jeevitha Samaram, are among those which have been removed. Pinarayi Vijayan said the NCERT has removed the…
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  • Dalai Lama feels his next reincarnation could be from India
    Dharamshala: The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, said on Monday it was possible that once he dies his incarnation could be found in India, where he has lived in exile for 60 years, and warned that any other successor named by China would not be respected. Sat in an office next to a temple ringed by green hills and snow-capped mountains, the 14th Dalai Lama spoke to Reuters a day after Tibetans in the town of Dharamshala marked the anniversary of his escape from the Tibetan…
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  • Emergency meeting on Jet's aircraft grounding, future
    New Delhi: Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday directed senior officials to hold an emergency meeting on the grounding of flights by Jet Airways. The Minister for Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation tweeted: "Directed Secretary, MoCA, to hold an emergency meeting on grounding of flights by Jet Airways, advance bookings, cancellation, refunds and safety issues, if any. "Asked him to get a report on Jet compliance issues immediately from DGCA (Directorate General of Civil…
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  • 14-year-old Rajasthani girl kidnapped in Kollam
    Kollam: A four-member gang kidnapped a 14-year-old girl, a native of Rajasthan, from Oachira, here on Monday night. The police are searching for four men, all natives of Oachira in connection with the incident. The girl's parents are clay-pot vendors. Sources said that the four men had taken the girl with them two weeks ago. It is rumoured that one of them has an affair with the girl. The police intervened and brought her back to her house. However, the four men came to her house around 9.30 p…
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  • 9 MLAs seeking mandate; Assembly by-polls on the cards
    Kozhikode: With both the LDF and UDF naming its candidates, a total of nine MLAs are seeking mandate in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. With the decision to field K Muraleedharan in Vadakara, the number of MLAs contesting the polls has increased to nine. With both LDF and UDF all geared up to ensure victory in the LS polls, sitting MLAs were named candidates in several constituencies. If these MLAs win the LS polls, there will be by-polls to their respective Assembly constituencies. The LDF has…
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  • Miffed Thomas is 'happy' after meeting Sonia
    New Delhi: Congress leader K.V. Thomas, who was miffed after being denied a Lok Sabha berth, on Tuesday said he was "a happy person" after meeting UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi. The outgoing Ernakulam Lok Sabha member said: "I was with her (Gandhi) for 30 minutes and even though I wont be able to tell you all that transpired in the meeting, what I can say is that I am a very happy person. "I am a member of the Congress family and have been in it since 1968 and will continue to be so. I am a hap…
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  • K Muraleedharan in Vadakara: UDF prepares for strong fight in LS polls
    New Delhi: After hours-long discussions, Congress has decided to field K Muraleedharan in Vadakara. The meeting held on Tuesday morning finalized Muraleedharan after considering several names. Oommen Chandy has called KPCC president Mullappally Ramachandran to inform Muraleedharan's consent to contest. With this, Muraleedharan was announced as the UDF candidate in Vadakara. The leadership was in a dilemma after candidates in Kozhikode and Kannur demanded to field the best candidate at Vadakara…
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  • Candidacy of Muraleedharan originated as a result of fight in UDF
    Koyilandy: Candidacy of K Muraleedharan in the Vadakara constituency is the outcome of the fight within the Congress party, said P Jayarajan. Left party is not contesting against any candidate, he added. Senior Congress leaders decided to field Muraleedharan as there was high demand for a strong candidate in the Vadakara constituency. With this, the battle for the seat in Vadakara will be strong.
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  • Not interested to contest from Kollam, I know no one there: Alphons Kannanthanam
    Thiruvananthapuram: Union minister Alphons Kannathanam stated that he is not contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls. He added that if the party continued to pressurize him for entering the fray, he will contest from Thrissur, Kottayam or Pathanamthitta. Kannathanam made it clear that he is not interested to face the ballot from Kollam constituency. He also said that he is not acquainted with anyone in Kollam and remarked that Malappuram could be a better option than Kollam. Alphons Kannanthan…
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  • Cong still mulling alliance with AAP; Sheila Dikshit writes to Rahul Gandhi
    New Delhi: Days after having unanimously decided to go it alone in Delhi, the Congress is again mulling options to align with the Aam Aadmi Party in the national capital in its bid to defeat the BJP in Lok Sabha elections. Sources said the Congress leadership is in talks with AAP leaders and senior leaders within the party are trying to convince Delhi Congress leaders for an alliance with the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP. AICC general secretary in-charge of Delhi Congress PC Chacko said, "I am in c…
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  • Heavy firing on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir
    Jammu: Heavy firing exchanges took place between Indian and Pakistani troopers on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, a defence official said on Tuesday. "The Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in Rajouris Sunderbani sector and Jammus Akhnoor sector on Monday night," Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand told the media. Firing exchanges in the Sunderbani sector started at 10.45 p.m., but stopped soon, Anand said. "In Akhnoor, the Pak…
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  • I-league footballer K P Rahul to play for Kerala Blasters next season
    Kochi: Keralite footballer K P Rahul who played in the Under-17 Indian World cup team will play forKerala Blasters FC (KBFC) in the next Indian Super League season. With this, KBFC will have five players who have represented India in the Under-17 WC. Besides Rahul, Dhiraj Singh, Jeakson Singh, Mohammed Rakip and Nongdamba Naorem are the other former U-17 players. Thrissur native Rahul had played for the Indian Arrows in the last I-league season. In that season, he scored 2 goals from 17 matches…
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  • Nothing to worry about West Nile fever: Health minister
    Thiruvananthapuram: Following the death of a seven-year-old boy in Malappuram due to West Nile fever, health minister K K Shailaja saidthat there is nothing to worry about the disease. Health department director has been directed to strengthen the preventive measures. She further said that strict actions are taken to curb the disease and there is nothing to worry. A special health team was sent to Malappuram after West Nile fever was reported. Preventive measures to stop the disease from spread…
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  • Goa gets a new CM in the wee hours; BJP's Sawant takes oath
    Panaji: BJP MLA Pramod Sawant was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Goa just before 2 am Tuesday, capping a day of hectic parleys between the saffron party and its allies to put a new government in place in the state. After multiple postponements of the oath ceremony on Monday, the day when his predecessor Manohar Parrikar was cremated with state honours, Sawant was sworn in by Goa governor Mridula Sinha at Raj Bhavan at 1.50 am. Sinha administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 46-…
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  • Setback on moratorium for farmer loans: Order only after election
    Thiruvananthapuram: The cabinet decision to implement moratorium for all loans of farmers faced a setback after the moral code of conduct came into force in connection with Lok Sabha elections. The delay in issuing the order resulted in a situation where the new order can be issued only after the elections. Hence, the banks have no restrictions in continuing with confiscation. At the same time, the decision to permit district Collector to allow for mining on ownership-transferred land, was issu…
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      • Nike Introduce Anti-Clog Traction Technology – Soccer Cleats
        A great nail biting game is not always played in optimal weather conditions. And when the weather is bad, it can make for less than perfect conditions, which is why the Nike company has envisioned, created, and manufactured a forward thinking anti-clog traction technology soccer cleat that will stand the test of time in howContinue reading Nike Introduce Anti-Clog Traction Technology – Soccer Cleats
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      • Different Genres of Comedy Explained
        Comedy is just comedy, right? Actually, the answer is no. There isn’t just one type of comedy. So, in order to help you get an idea of the various types of comedy there is, we have created a list that explains ten different genres of comedy. 1.) Dark Comedy Comedian Examples: Seth MacFarlane, Sacha BaronContinue reading Different Genres of Comedy Explained
        - 24 Mar 17, 3:01pm -
      • Minivan Or Suv For Big Family
        Most families like travelling during the holiday season. Others, usually like travelling during weekends and so on. You will realize that those people who have big families like using minivans or SUV for travelling. An SUV is a comfortable vehicle that can carry your family members from one place to another. The SUV or sportsContinue reading Minivan Or Suv For Big Family
        - 17 Mar 17, 5:10pm -
      • Veda – An evening of Spanish romantic music at David Hall
        The David Hall Fort Kochi is hosting an evening of Spanish romantic music on the classical guitar by Veda Aggarwal, a classic guitarist who has trained under guitar maestros Roger Zimmerman and GFA 2010 winner Johannes Moller. Veda, a Pune based resident has been playing and teaching music for several years. She has collaborated withContinue reading Veda – An evening of Spanish romantic music at David Hall
        - 16 Jun 15, 8:27pm -
      • Chekavar Malayalam Movie- Audio Promo
        It is not  very often you see, a heavy orchestral (western classical) score in an Asian film. Despite, being the second biggest film industry in the world,  orchestral scores have been a rare affair in Indian films;  requirements for the same too being very less, since majority of the productions  root themselves on the Naach-Gaana formula.Continue reading Chekavar Malayalam Movie- Audio Promo
        - 11 Aug 10, 5:34pm -
      • Low Down on Unitech’s New Mall In Kochi – The Great India Place
        Kochivibe presents to you the low down on “The Great India Place”. A mall that is sprouting up at Kochi. Built by India’s second largest real estate company Unitech, the Great Indian Place is located at Maradu. World renowned architectural firm and winner of #1 Retail Design for 7 years and,  Callison Inc has designedContinue reading Low Down on Unitech’s New Mall In Kochi – The Great India Place
        - 11 Jul 10, 6:18pm -
      • Kaav – Malayali Music Band goes international – Cochin/Kochi
        From being featured in “The Guardian”, an online newspaper based in UK with international presence, to being featured in ColdPlay’s website, it has been a dream run for Kaav, a trio instrumental band in Vypin, Cochin. Who would have thought that when three friends from Cochin with a passion for music get together, they willContinue reading Kaav – Malayali Music Band goes international – Cochin/Kochi
        - 11 Jul 10, 5:55pm -
      • Malayalam Wikipedia completes 10,000 article milestone
        Malayalam wikipedia completed 10,000 articles on June 1st 2009. Some Statistics On May 2009 malayalam wikipedia had 9972 articles after the addition of 494 articles and on June 1st it reached 10,001. Among Indian wikipedias Malayalam wiki is the 7th to bypass this golden figure Page depth went from 147 to 150. In world wikipediasContinue reading Malayalam Wikipedia completes 10,000 article milestone
        - 11 Jun 09, 6:13pm -
      • The Newest 315 Year Old Art Gallery In Kochi – David Hall
        Say Hello to Cochin’s newest Art Gallery/Cafe. David Hall was built in in 1695 and served as the residence of a Dutch commander Hendrik Adriaan Van Reede Tot Drakestein, who is also the author of renowned book “Horticus Malabaricus”. Then, it served as the home of a Jewish business man, David Koder and before itContinue reading The Newest 315 Year Old Art Gallery In Kochi – David Hall
        - 11 Apr 09, 6:11pm -

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