India's official Oscar selection ‘Last Film Show’ (Chhello Show) is making waves ahead of its theatrical release on October 14. Recently, Malayalam director Rosshan Andrrews (Salute, Kayamkulam Kochunni, Udayananu Tharam) hosted a special screening of ‘Last Film Show’ in Kochi. The screening was attended by Malayalam industry stalwarts like Lal Jose, Arun Kumar Aravind, Sadiq, Meera Jasmin, Jakes Bejoy, Eden Kuriakose, Mintu Maria, Govind,… read-more
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Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of the customs department seized around 3.25 Kg gold from passengers on three separate occasions, all from Kochi airport, within 24 hours. The total seizure is estimated to be worth Rs 1.50 crore. In the first instance, 1,257 grams of gold was seized from two passengers. In the second instance, around 200 grams of gold powder was seized. Lastly, 1,783.27 grams was seized from another passenger.
Popular Front of India (PFI) workers allegedly vandalised shops and obstructed traffic in the city of Kochi, as way of protest against the recent arrests of top leaders of the organisation. The police also took custody of five members for the same. Reportedly, the shops were vandalised when refused to be shut down. Meanwhile, violent protests have broken in Kerala, where police have arrested over 500 protestors.
The mortal remains of a 11-year-old boy who went missing in a river of village Thirupperunthura, has been recovered by a diving team under Southern Naval Command in Kochi on September 11. Following the incident, a diving request was received from Alapuzha’s district collector on September 10. The body of the boy has been recovered and handed over to the district authorities.
After a scooter rider died due to a pothole on a National Highway, the Kerala High Court ordered the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to close all the potholes in Kochi. Hashim (52), a resident of Paruvarur, died on the National Highway at Nedumbassery in Ernakulam district. Reportedly, Hashim worked in a hotel, and was run over by a lorry, after he… read-more
Over a hundred planes headed for Sri Lanka were diverted to India on July 13, predominantly to Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram airports in Kerala, as the debt-ridden country's situation approached a breaking point. Kerala airports have provided landing facilities for airlines flying out of Colombo for refueling and crew exchange. Since the country's political crisis and aviation turbine fuel (ATF) scarcity, over 120 planes have made landings at… read-more
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Veteran Malayalam actor VP Khalid (70)passed away due to a cardiac arrest, on June 24. He was shooting for the directorial venture of Jude Antony when he suffered arrest and was rushed to hospital, where the doctors pronounced him dead. Highlighting Khalid's achievement, he was a popular stage actor with Alleppey Theatres and soon became a recognized actor in the TV and film industry, and is survived by three sons.
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In the 'Kerala Gold Smuggling case', prime accused Swapna Suresh appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED), at Kochi, for interrogation. The second consecutive day interrogation on June 23 reportedly lasted for six hours. Swapna Suresh is being interrogated with respect to her 164 statement at court and for her allegations against CM Pinarayi Vijayan and family. The case came to light in 2019, after 30 kg gold was busted.
As part of Metro Day celebrations on June 17, passengers can ride in the Kochi Metro to any station for just Rs 5 per ticket. On June 17, 2017, the Kochi Metro began operations. Kochi Metro Rail Limited in a statement said "The normal rate will be applicable for trip pass holders. But the balance amount will be credited to their accounts as cashback." Passengers with online tickets can also use this service.
The Kerala High Court on May 20, directed the state government to take strict action against those who use illegal flags and government boards on their vehicles. Justice Anil K Narendran stated that such fittings should be removed. The court further stated that the Driving Licences of violators should be seized, and that such persons should be disqualified from driving.
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