Ernakulam Read latest news updates from Ernakulam District Kerala in English. Watch Videos and Photos of Exclusive Breaking News. Onmanorama en Tue, 25 Jun 2019 05:56:59 GMT Three-day aqua-agri festival in Kochi from Thursday The fest will have a special section for organic products from Lakshadweep, including sweets, value addition from tuna and virgin coconut oil. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 04:35:50 GMT Kochi's first cancer technology incubator to come up next year The idea behind the Kerala Startup Mission mission is to provide innovators a platform to experiment and develop their product. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 01:02:55 GMT Kochi Water Metro likely by September next year The water metro project, which is also being executed by the Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL), aims to provide better transportation facilities to people living on islands surrounding the city. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 01:02:58 GMT Ragging shocker: Medicos displace shoulder bone of powerlifting champ The injured is first-year medical student Anex Ron Philip. His right-hand shoulder was dislocated in the assault by seniors, including house surgeons. Fri, 08 Nov 2019 04:59:27 GMT Couple among three held for raping 12-year-old girl, recording video Lithin (19), who is suspected to be the lover of the girl, and a couple who recorded the video of the rape -- Bibin (25) and Varsha (19) -- were arrested by the police. Thu, 07 Nov 2019 15:10:17 GMT Vyttila mobility hub phase-II to be completed in 2 years The expenses of the second stage of development are estimated to be Rs 571 crore. Thu, 07 Nov 2019 01:04:05 GMT Birds, butterflies adapt well to Kochi's diverse topography Researcher Ebin Joselif and research guide Dr Samson Davis of the college's Zoology department conducted the study. Wed, 06 Nov 2019 00:26:27 GMT An Australian granny's tryst with Malayalam The octogenarian Australian’s visit to Cherai Beach near here in Ernakulam district and her chance meeting with K B Rajeev, who is working as an instructor under the Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority, paved the way for her to learn the local language. Sat, 02 Nov 2019 00:49:39 GMT Rs 819cr Kochi water metro project gets centre's nod The Union Environment Ministry has given the final environment clearance to the proposed project after taking into account the views of its green panel. Mon, 28 Oct 2019 12:31:39 GMT Kochi now has a venomous tag – Kerala's Snake City! Statistics from the Special Forest Protection Force (SFPF) that works under the Malayatoor forest division reveal an increase in the number of snakes caught from residential areas. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 06:52:07 GMT Vyttila, Kundannoor flyovers to be opened in March 2020 Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan assessed the progress of the projects that could ease huge traffic snarls. Sun, 13 Oct 2019 00:57:47 GMT Another subterranean fish species found in Kerala The Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) found the fish in a 6-metre-deep well at Cherinjal in Kozhikode. Sat, 12 Oct 2019 00:46:01 GMT Gold under wig fails to impress Kochi airport officials The recent witch-hunt for gold smugglers in airports have prompted smugglers to invent new methods to walk past customs. Sun, 06 Oct 2019 00:44:48 GMT Rotting bodies of young man, woman found in Aluva apartment They were found from a flat in the three-storied apartment located at Akatt Lane. Mon, 30 Sep 2019 00:47:54 GMT Honey-trapping racket busted after blackmail of businessman Several honey-trapping rackets are reportedly active in the urban parts of Kerala. Wed, 25 Sep 2019 09:15:32 GMT KSEB staff charged up raising grapevine in humid zone Those who turn up to pay the electricity bills are also amused by the grapevines at KSEB office. Thu, 19 Sep 2019 00:49:42 GMT Record 1 lakh passengers in a single day on Kochi Metro The metro services extended out of the Kochi city area on September 4 and fares were reduced by half until September 18. Fri, 13 Sep 2019 04:49:42 GMT Hit song by priests lauds Kerala flood rescuers In a novel initiative, a group of priests in the state's Ernakulam district formed a band and rendered a song in order to uplift the mood of the dejected people. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 00:38:54 GMT Chendamangalam weavers back on their feet The extensive campaigning that the handloom products received and the realisation among people that traditional industries should be protected has helped in increasing the sales. Wed, 11 Sep 2019 00:08:32 GMT Blind man lands a teaching job after trying his luck as lottery seller Blessed with a beautiful voice, Velayudhan occasionally sings at musical events. He won the 'Kalaprathiba' title at the Kunamkulam sub-district school youth festival. Sun, 08 Sep 2019 00:43:43 GMT Gridlock in Kochi for hours, Vytilla-Aroor route worst hit | Video Lack of enough police officers deployed in the area to control the traffic worsened the situation. Fri, 06 Sep 2019 11:59:37 GMT Kochi auto driver takes high fares, gets hospital duty for three days! The reprimanded auto driver is P C Kuriachan of the auto stand near the Edappally traffic police station. He would be serving at the hospital from September 25 to 27. Fri, 06 Sep 2019 00:58:08 GMT 23km in 53 minutes: Kochi's traffic congestion set to ease as Metro service reaches Thykkoodam The new stations between Maharaja’s College and Thykkoodam are Ernakulam south, Kadavanthra, Elamkulam and Vytila. Tue, 03 Sep 2019 10:40:24 GMT Mud crab farmers are making a fortune The price of mud crabs will hit rock bottom if they don’t have legs, and moreover, the traders don’t deal in dead crabs. Sat, 31 Aug 2019 01:04:36 GMT Youth clings on to bonnet as car driver speeds away on Kochi road after hit The speeding car did not stop after the accident and travelled a distance of 400 metres with the victim on top of the bonnet. Sat, 24 Aug 2019 04:37:11 GMT Kerala cop commits suicide alleging harassment by senior According to the police, Babu had sent a message to his colleagues in Thadiyittaparambu Police Station's WhatsApp group late saying he was committing suicide citing that SI R Rajesh was abusing him. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:10:33 GMT Beware: These apples can spoil your health Apart from wax-coating apples to add shine to the fruit, it is suspected that chemicals are also sprayed to extend their shelf life. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 00:48:00 GMT Immature fish sold at throwaway prices at Vypin Fishermen here said that boats from other states are mostly engaged in this type of fishing. Fishermen from Kerala are against such fishing but they can’t do much. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 00:39:01 GMT Will it be Metro or Metrolite for Angamaly and Kakkanad? The central government is of the view that only large cities need metros. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:56:30 GMT Manjali canal breathes easy after a night’s efforts The unwanted water plants were removed under the watchful eyes of Aluva MLA Anwar Sadath and Angamaly MLA Roji M John on Saturday night. Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:46:59 GMT Chendamangalam weavers at a loss as rain torments them for a second straight year The weavers' unit had barely recovered from the August deluge of 2018 that when the water rose at the handloom village again. Tue, 13 Aug 2019 00:50:52 GMT 'I will help people in distress': Street vendor Noushad on contributing 10 sacks of clothes A video of Noushad handing over 10 sacks of new clothes to volunteers of a collection drive for relief materials has went viral on the social media. Mon, 12 Aug 2019 06:17:15 GMT To flood-hit Assam, with love from Ernakulam The National Service Scheme of the Baselios Poulose Second College Arts and Science College at Piramadom spearheaded the initiative. Fri, 09 Aug 2019 12:13:43 GMT ADGP Tomin Thachankary's wife Anita passes away Anita, who had been under treatment for a long time, passed away at 3 am on Monday. Tue, 06 Aug 2019 02:58:45 GMT Kochi airport can avoid next year's partial closure with parallel runway, say experts The airport will be partially closed for runway re-carpeting from November 20 to March 28, 2020 Wed, 31 Jul 2019 11:36:16 GMT Witchcraft behind 60-year-old Kerala woman's murder? The manner in which Mary was killed hinted at a similar motive behind another murder of a woman at a nearby place a few years ago. Tue, 30 Jul 2019 12:59:32 GMT Military nurse lures young man on wedding portal, cons him of Rs 15 lakh; arrested A military nurse of lieutenant colonel rank posted a fake profile on a wedding portal and swindled a young man of Rs 15 lakh after luring him with a matrimonial alliance. Mon, 29 Jul 2019 06:33:56 GMT Engineer who filed Vytilla flyover report suspended VK Shylamol, assistant executive engineer who filed a report on the shoddy work being done on the Vytilla flyover and handed it over to the Public Works Department Vigilence officer, is now suspended from work. Mon, 29 Jul 2019 02:19:00 GMT Now, half-built Vytilla overbridge under scanner for shoddy work The PWD and the builder have to conduct the first phase of examination and submit reports. However, these reports are yet to be submitted. Sun, 28 Jul 2019 09:06:14 GMT Cops turn derelict plot into papaya orchard The transformation is quite evident with the concerted efforts of the cops. Sat, 27 Jul 2019 00:48:47 GMT Many vessels operating illegally on inland waterways of Kerala The majority of employees working even on registered vessels don’t have the requisite qualification. Fri, 26 Jul 2019 00:41:54 GMT Kochi Metro holds successful trials ahead of extension to Thykoodam The cantilever bridge over the railway lines of Ernakulam South Railway Station and the metro track above the Vytilla overbridge are the most crucial parts of the metro construction. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 05:26:27 GMT Soon, buy and sell fish online; CMFRI's e-platform in the works The project aims to develop a fish market information system, fish price information and facilitate an e-auctioning system trade platform for commercially important fish species. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 05:45:43 GMT Kochi Metro completes trial run to crucial cantilever bridge The trial run would continue on Monday morning when the metro would travel back-and-forth along the stretch. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 01:25:14 GMT Agriculture ‘patshala’ basks in centenary glory The seed producing center, situated on a small islet, is rich in biodiversity and attracts many species of migratory birds. Mon, 22 Jul 2019 00:48:27 GMT PhD holder plies an auto, now set for a teaching career Ajith is the first PhD holder of Thunchathu Ezhuthachan Malayalam University, Tirur. Sat, 20 Jul 2019 00:48:51 GMT Restoration of Chinese nets yet to gather steam A Kochi without the iconic Chinese nets dotting its shores is unimaginable. Skim through any travel brochure on Kerala and the glossy pictures portraying the charm of Queen of Arabian Sea will have silhouettes of Chinese nets against the backdrop of setting sun. Thu, 18 Jul 2019 00:59:22 GMT Police foil bid to sell antique conch for Rs 35 lakh in dramatic fashion The illegal sale of antique items is not uncommon in Kerala. Cracking down on yet another such attempt in this regard, the police have seized a rare conch weighing around 2 kg. Mon, 15 Jul 2019 00:51:56 GMT School student kicked on chest, thrown out of private bus Several complaints have been raised regarding the excess speed of private buses along Muvattupuzha - Kakkanad route and the bad treatment of passengers by staff. Mon, 15 Jul 2019 00:51:02 GMT Man in the guise of football coach abuses students, arrested The fake football coach, identified as E V Shaji of Konthuruthy in Kochi, was nabbed by the cops. He was absconding so far. Sun, 07 Jul 2019 05:38:57 GMT Cast your 'vote' for the best employee at the Collectorate Collector S Suhas had promised to institute a ‘Collector’s employee of the month’ award by considering the views of the public. Sat, 06 Jul 2019 11:09:45 GMT Guppy is no small fry, national contest in the offing as Kerala eyes export Vypeen in Ernakulam district will be hosting an international guppy exhibition and India’s first national guppy competition. Sat, 06 Jul 2019 10:50:42 GMT A new building for SIB nestles old vision – progress for all The new 2 lakh sq. ft facility will have more than 1500 seats and will house all the centralized processing centres operating from different premises in the state. Tue, 02 Jul 2019 12:23:25 GMT African snails rear their heads again near Paravur The African snails were first found in the Paravur municipal limits 9 years ago. They were initially spotted at Thonyakavu region, and now they are a threat to people residing in 8 other wards. Wed, 26 Jun 2019 00:45:12 GMT Employer kills man for drinking leftover booze A farm owner murdered his employee for finishing off the liquor from a bottle which was kept aside for consumption later. Mon, 24 Jun 2019 10:35:38 GMT Kochi's active libraries include one in a defunct waiting shed Book reading as a habit still survives in the hinterlands of Kerala despite changes in entertainment modes brought about with the advent of television and internet. Sun, 23 Jun 2019 01:08:48 GMT Youth livestreams suicide bid in video call, cops trace him The youth called the Kottayam native girl and told her that he was going to die. Thu, 20 Jun 2019 12:08:33 GMT Nothing to say, says Sreedharan after flyover inspection On Monday morning, Sreedharan and the team visited the flyover that has developed large cracks and potholes less than three years of its commissioning due to shoddy construction. Tue, 18 Jun 2019 07:47:55 GMT Thrippunithura set for change with Kochi Metro extension The Metro track will reach the terminal from S N Junction via Refinery Road, Milma dairy, across the overbridge and along the right side of the railway track. Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:48:19 GMT 7 get a new lease of life with organs harvested from brain-dead nurse The organs from late Nibiya Mary Joseph would give a new lease of life to seven people, including a heart patient in Kottayam district. Sat, 15 Jun 2019 08:08:36 GMT Jellyfish influx bothers inland fishermen The reason for this large influx of marine creatures into the backwaters is said to be the rise in the salinity of the backwaters during summer. Wed, 12 Jun 2019 01:04:55 GMT Hands-on panchayat member fixes faulty street lights on his own Raheem is being applauded from several quarters after his photos changing bulbs were posted on social media platforms. Wed, 12 Jun 2019 01:07:07 GMT Another KSRTC bus takes off without conductor! The Sulthan Bathery-Kottayam bus, RSK 444, travelled from Muvattupuzha to Koothattukulam in Ernakulam district without a conductor on Saturday night. Mon, 10 Jun 2019 06:37:05 GMT Piravom gets a facelift with a riverside park The idea of an eco-friendly park was presented by the Piravom municipal chairman Sabu K Jacob. An amount of Rs 1.5 crore was sanctioned for the project. Tue, 11 Jun 2019 06:04:41 GMT Poor upkeep of Chennai Mail sickens travellers It is a sorry state of affairs as one could enter the compartments only after covering the nose to ward off the overpowering stench. Wed, 07 Nov 2018 10:51:17 GMT Sreedharan warns against quick fixes for badly built Kochi flyover Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's principal adviser E Sreedharan has said that the shoddily built Palarivattom flyover in Kochi should be rebuilt. Sat, 08 Jun 2019 09:26:58 GMT World Cup Cricket: Manorama-Toyota roadshow begins It was flagged off at 10 am at Kalamassery Nippon Toyota showroom on Friday. Fri, 07 Jun 2019 11:43:35 GMT Navy personnel clean up Cherai Beach This would give a fillip to the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan campaign and awareness on the occasion of World Environment Day celebrated on June 5. Mon, 03 Jun 2019 03:02:58 GMT Broadway set to breathe easy with eviction of encroachers A civic body team led by Mayor Soumini Jain demolished illegal bunk shops and evicted encroachers. Sat, 01 Jun 2019 06:29:31 GMT Mussels farming helps flood-hit Kerala village Mussels are small, edible sea animals that has a dark shell with two parts that close tightly together. Thu, 30 May 2019 00:44:43 GMT 'Unlucky' lottery ticket vendor finally becomes crorepati Chellaya, who sells lottery tickets at Vazhakkulam, was initially scared to let the cat out of the bag and kept the news of the stroke of luck to himself. Tue, 28 May 2019 01:07:02 GMT Meet the couple behind bizarre agitations in Kerala Along with his wife, Sreekala, Jeppy had been continuously making campaigns for making the public toilets free of cost. Mon, 27 May 2019 00:43:07 GMT Gang behind Aluva gold heist arrested Efforts are still on to recover the 20 kg of stolen gold. Sat, 25 May 2019 12:10:34 GMT Cyberfraudsters target Cherai hotels The police recently received a complaint that Rs 25,000 was siphoned off the bank account of a hotelier in Cherai. Sat, 25 May 2019 02:52:56 GMT Just swim and get two points for class XI admission This is part of an initiative to encourage swimming, a skill that could save lives, among the students. Mon, 20 May 2019 10:27:20 GMT Police officers provide moments to cherish for boys home inmates The police team paid a visit following invitation from the home’s authorities. Sun, 19 May 2019 01:00:51 GMT 2 arrested at Cochin airport over smuggling 3 kg gold The DRI officials seized 10 gold pieces, including two gold biscuits each weighing 1kg, two biscuits of 116 gm each and four gold coins. Sat, 18 May 2019 08:33:32 GMT Manorama 'SportOn' fair now on in Kochi The first-of-its-kind event in South India was inaugurated by actor Anushree. Fri, 17 May 2019 08:54:24 GMT Manorama 'SportOn' kicks off in Kochi from Thursday A 5-km Fun Run will begin at 5.30 pm on May 19 and those interested can register at till May 18. Wed, 15 May 2019 11:54:43 GMT Hi-tech system to alert cops about break-ins in real time If a robbery attempt or other criminals incidents are detected at houses and business establishments fitted with the CIMS, alert messages would be sent within 3-7 seconds to the special control room at the police headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram. Mon, 13 May 2019 09:06:58 GMT When a peon took Rs 30,000 as bribe for stamping documents It has come to light that peon B Arun, who is an accused in the Choornikkara documents forgery case, has allegedly received Rs 30,000 as bribe. Sat, 11 May 2019 09:49:25 GMT New rules could triple Kochi metro's land acquisition cost After acquisition rates were revised upwards to Rs 1.7 crore for a cent, hundreds are coming forward with claims for more compensation. Fri, 10 May 2019 11:45:06 GMT Peace shattered at Shantivanam sacred grove as KSEB resumes piling work Fearing local opposition, the help of police was sought as piling work restarted here at a private property that is home to both flaura and fauna. Fri, 10 May 2019 04:29:29 GMT Three-member panel to oversee repair of Palarivattom bridge The panel comprising three chief engineers will provide technical help to the agencies strengthening the bridge. Tue, 07 May 2019 05:57:11 GMT Faulty design, shoddy work glaring in Palarivattom flyover: IIT experts A team of experts from the IIT, Chennai, has estimated that at least three months would be required to fix the flaws of the flyover located at Palarivattom. Mon, 06 May 2019 05:37:47 GMT Man kills wife, child and then commits suicide in Kochi It is suspected that Saji committed the heinous crime in an inebriated state. Sun, 05 May 2019 07:37:50 GMT KSEB project endangers biodiversity at Shanthivanam The Mannam-Vypeen power line of 110 KV will pass across the groves and a electricity tower will be constructed right in the middle of Shanthivanam. Sat, 04 May 2019 00:45:24 GMT Railway cops nab the ‘respectable’ thief of AC coaches The modus operandi of Nasar, aka Pambu Nasar, of Palluruthy was to pose as a white-attire clad ‘respectable’ passenger on trains. Fri, 03 May 2019 07:03:12 GMT Kochi's dark underbelly is below its railway overbridges too Walking underneath the bridges after dusk is a risky affair as lack of proper illumination makes the environment favourable for the antisocial elements. Wed, 01 May 2019 08:54:35 GMT Panic spreads after mercury, cyanide detected in well water Chottanikkara: The dangerous levels of mercury and cyanide detected in well water of Kureekkad area, near Chottanikara has set off panic among residents of the 20 households in the region. It is feared that a private gold jewellery manufacturing unit nearby is the source of contaminants. After the Tue, 23 Apr 2019 03:01:49 GMT It's jackfruit time folks! A get-together of jackfruit lovers was organized under the aegis of the Adventures and Natural Trekking Society. Tue, 23 Apr 2019 03:02:29 GMT Youth arrested for Facebook post on Mangaluru newborn's transit to Kochi The Ernakulam Central Police had registered a case against him. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:05:08 GMT Elephant injured in freak accident An elephant sustained injuries when its head hit the concrete roof of a petrol pump here in Ernakulam district. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:10:24 GMT Baby rushed to Kerala hospital still critical, decision on surgery awaited The ambulance covered the 400 km distance from Mangaluru to Kochi in five-and-a-half hours. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:59:06 GMT Ambulance driver who rushed critical infant from Mangaluru to Kochi wins Kerala's heart Hassan Deli covered 400 km in a span of 330 minutes to bring a 15-day-old infant from Mangaluru to Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Kochi for an emergency heart surgery. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 09:22:57 GMT Man who tried to immolate women on bike arrested The panicked girls jumped out of their scooter and ran away from the spot. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 09:11:27 GMT Here's a banker who made his mark as a cartoonist Satheesh inherits the rich creative lineage from his father Sreevarahom Achuthan Nair, a versatile theatre artist who had won the state awards for the best actor and director a number of times. Mon, 15 Apr 2019 08:18:39 GMT 900 ready to take a plunge in Periyar this summer The training session that lasts for 20 days make the children competent enough to swim across the Periyar. Thu, 04 Apr 2019 00:38:29 GMT Kochi Metro to generate more solar power With the new development, Kochi Metro, which used to generate 2,670 Kilo Watt of solar energy, has now been raised to 5,389 KW. Thu, 04 Apr 2019 00:43:14 GMT When a jailbird sets free his creativity The creative bend of 'criminals' blacklisted by judiciary and society gets a pat as they indulge in painting, art and music. Thu, 04 Apr 2019 00:37:09 GMT