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Piecemeal repair hits road works

Jan-16-2015 | 0 Comments

Piecemeal repair hits road works KOCHI: For reasons best known to the public works department (PWD), the costlier interlocking tiles have become the preferred option to relay severely damaged stretches of city roads, resulting in 'unforeseen' consequences.

Taking the department and motorists for a ride, contractors are carryi... Read Full Story »

Kerala high court rules against limiting appointments to Teachers Bank

Jan-16-2015 | 0 Comments

Kerala high court rules against limiting appointments to Teachers Bank KOCHI: The Kerala high court on Thursday quashed the orders issued by the state government limiting appointment of school teacher to Teachers Bank for infringing upon the rights of aided school managements.

Justice AV Ramakrishna Pillai quashed the government orders while considering 39 petiti... Read Full Story »

Science experiment death brings safety issues to fore

Jan-16-2015 | 0 Comments

Science experiment death brings safety issues to fore KOCHI: A 15-year-old girl from Ponnurunni died on Wednesday evening after sustaining burns while conducting a science experiment at home on Monday.

Amrita Viswam, a Class X student of a private school, Karanakodam, died at a private hospital where she was undergoing treatment.

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Case against MLA for headmaster's suicide

Jan-14-2015 | 0 Comments

Case against MLA for headmaster's suicide KANNUR: Police have named MLA James Mathew as an accused in the case of suicide of a higher secondary school headmaster at Thaliparamba here. The MLA has applied for anticipatory bail. E P Sasidharan, headmaster of Tagore Vidyaniketan, committed suicide on December 15, after writing a suicide note blaming a c... Read Full Story »

Now, welding sparks create burn worries for commuters

Jan-14-2015 | 0 Comments

Now, welding sparks create burn worries for commuters KOCHI: The welding work going on at the Metro site in Kaloor has become a safety threat for pedestrians and motorists using the stretch.

Sparks from the welding work, which got underway on Monday, are falling directly on commuters and passersby from the scaffolding and beams of the Metro struct... Read Full Story »

India largest prawn exporter to US

Jan-14-2015 | 0 Comments

India largest prawn exporter to US KOCHI: India topped the list of prawn exporters to the US during the period between January and November 2014, showed the figures from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a part of the US Department of Commerce.

According to NOAA, India exported 99,566 tonnes of prawn, w... Read Full Story »

Mayor's case: Accused blames police for false 'search' claim

Jan-14-2015 | 0 Comments

Mayor's case: Accused blames police for false 'search' claim KOCHI: Manoj Ravindran, who has been accused of making defamatory statements against Kochi mayor Tony Chammany on Facebook, said on Tuesday that he was very much present in the city contrary to what the central police claimed.

Police on Monday issued a statement that they are tracking a person ... Read Full Story »

HC says no to armed forces for Sabarimala crowd control

Jan-14-2015 | 0 Comments

HC says no to armed forces for Sabarimala crowd control KOCHI: The high court on Tuesday turned down the plea for deploying national disaster response force (NDRF) or rapid action force (RAF) for crowd management at 'pathinettampadi' (18 holy steps) in Sabarimala.

A division bench comprising justices T R Ramachandran Nair and P V Asha considered a p... Read Full Story »

Brain-dead man lends a ‘hand’ to mishap victim

Jan-14-2015 | 0 Comments

Brain-dead man lends a ‘hand’ to mishap victim KOCHI: In the first instance of its kind in Kerala, and probably in the country itself, an accident victim got his forearm replaced by that of a brain-dead donor.

When Binoy was declared brain dead following a bike accident, his family conveyed their willingness to have his organs donated thoug... Read Full Story »

Centre taken to court by former representative over payment

Jan-14-2015 | 0 Comments

Centre taken to court by former representative over payment KOCHI: Central government's former representative at the Kerala high court has filed a petition before the court for recovering the legal fees owed to him by the government.

The representative, whose formal title was assistant solicitor general (ASG), is a political appointee and is paid on the... Read Full Story »

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