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'Pretty' Kerala cop shoots to fame
By Shradha Mohanty
The latest meme of a woman named Merin Joseph in a police uniform with the caption - How many likes for our new ACP of Kochi?, uploaded on Facebook has sent citizens on a 'Liking spree'.

A Kerala based Facebook group Kochi Pazhaya Kochiyalla uploaded the image on September 9th and within two days the 'pretty' Kerala cop shot to fame.

However, the news turned out to be false as the 24-year-old declared on her ... Read More
Delhi Set For a 'Makeover' as Venkaiah Naidu Rolls Out Action Plan
New Delhi: Aiming to give Delhi a facelift, Urban Development Ministry today firmed up an action plan to ensure a "clean and green" capital city, with major focus on sanitation, waste disposal and upkeep of public places, to improve the quality of life of its residents.

In a meeting with all stakeholders, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu chalked out a detailed three-pronged strategy - short term, medium term and long term - to carry out ... Read More
Bus driver killed, 15 injured in accident in Andhra Pradesh
HYDERABAD: Driver of a state-run bus was killed and 15 passengers travelling in it sustained injuries after it collided with a van at Boinpally area here on Tuesday.

The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) bus was going to Armoor in Nizamabad district from Hyderabad when the van hit its front portion at Boinpally in the early hours, police said.

Flames erupted in the bus, as the van appeared to have hit its diesel tank, ... Read More
Amit Shah sells his UP dream to Kerala, but will it work?
This fact about the Sangh Parivar in Kerala is legendary: it has the largest number of RSS "sakhas" in the country, but, the people of the state refuse to elect a single BJP candidate to the parliament or the state assembly.

Apparently, the new BJP president Amit Shah wants to change it and make Kerala another UP.
Amit Shah. Reuters

For him, Kerala is the last bastion for the BJP in the south. The party has been struggling ... Read More
32 killed as bus falls into flooded Jammu river
JAMMU: At least 32 people from a marriage party were killed on Thursday when their bus fell into a swollen river in Rajouri district of Jammu region.

Police said the bus carrying the marriage party went out of the driver's control and plunged into the river near Noushera town of Rajouri district on Thursday morning.
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Nothing Wrong in Accepting Governor's Post After Retirement: Former Chief Justice P Sathasivam
Chennai: Former Chief Justice of India Palaniswamy Sathasivam, who was yesterday appointed Governor of Kerala, has rejected allegations that his new position was the ruling BJP's reward for a verdict that he gave as the CJI that gave a huge relief to Amit Shah, presently the party President.

Just before his term ended, Justice Sathasivam was on the Supreme Court bench that scrapped a second FIR or police complaint against Mr Shah in a fake ... Read More
BJP-RSS shutdown hits life in Kerala
The shutdown called by the BJP and RSS in Kerala Tuesday to protest against the killing of a RSS worker in Kannur affected normal life as vehicles stayed off the roads. PTI file photo

The shutdown called by the BJP and RSS in Kerala Tuesday to protest against the killing of a RSS worker in Kannur affected normal life as vehicles stayed off the roads.

Barring two-wheelers and a few private vehicles, government and private buses ... Read More

Coconut farmers make merry
The sweet sap from coconut flowers is swinging fortunes in favour of the beleaguered coconut farmers in the State, numbering roughly 4.2 million. One of them at Muthalamada in Palakkad has earned over Rs.55,000 during August from 17 trees.

Unheard of for coconut farmers, the handsome earnings have bolstered the Coconut Development Board’s plans to turn India into a global hub for Neera derivatives over the next five years.

The board estimates that even if one per ... Read More
Kerala Cabinet sanctions closing of bars in state
Source : ''ANI

In a bid to reduce the availability of liquor across the state, the Kerala Cabinet in its meeting held here on Wednesday sanctioned the closing of 730 bars.

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said that several matters, including issues related to beer and wine parlours and clubs serving liquor, have to be incorporated in the new policy and will be taken up at the next Cabinet meeting.

However, all bars which are attached to five ... Read More
Extension of Kochi Metro from Pettah to Tripunithura Under Govt Consideration


KOCHI: Extension of the Kochi Metro Project from Pettah to Tripunithura was under the consideration of the Centre, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu said today. Naidu was speaking after reviewing the progress of the Rs 5181 crore project of about 25.612 km from Aluva to Pettah stretch.

''On the proposed second phase extension to Kochi ... Read More

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