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Functioning of new EVMs inspected

Representatives of recognised political parties along with the district officials inspected the functioning of 8,200 electronic voting machines (EVMs) received recently from the Bharat Electronics Limited. The functioning of the 4,960 control units, equal number of ballot units and voter verifiable paper audit trial (VVPAT) were also inspected on the occasion. The VVPAT is an […]

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Space in rly. stations up for decoration and advertisement

With the festival season arriving, the Railways has decided to offer prime spaces in its stations for decoration-cum-advertisement by which the spirit of festivals is ushered in even as it stands to gain some income. It is being taken up as a pilot during the oncoming Onam festival season, said Senior Divisional Commercial Manager of […]

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NIA asked to respond to Watali’s plea

The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to respond to Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali’s plea challenging the rejection of his bail plea by a trial court in a terror funding case. A Bench of Justice S. Muralidhar and Justice Vinod Goel posted the case for hearing on August […]

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A productive session for Lok Sabha

The curtains came down on the monsoon session of Parliament on Friday, with government managers claiming this to be one of the most productive ones for the Lok Sabha since 2000. Provisional data released by the Parliamentary Affairs Ministry show the session had 17 sittings and the Lok Sabha conducted business for over 112 hours […]

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Two killed

Two youths were killed when a motorbike they were riding collided with a KSRTC bus at Thottakkattukara near Aluva on Friday afternoon. The police identified the deceased as Arjun K. Shaji and Abhishek. A case has been registered. Source: Read Full Article

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Fire breaks out in Uttam Nagar

A fire broke out in a two-storey building in Uttam Nagar’s Mohan Garden on Friday afternoon. No injuries were reported in the incident. A fire official said a call was made at 1.50 p.m. regarding a fire at a grocery store. Four fire tenders were pressed into service. “A fire broke out in the grocery […]

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Man electrocuted near Kodungaiyur

A 31-year-old man was electrocuted after he came in contact with the digital signboard of a commercial establishment near Kodungaiyur on Thursday evening. According to the police, Jayaraj, 31, a driver for a cash logistics firm, was walking to a fast food joint in Meenambal Nagar on Thursday evening. After purchasing food, on his way […]

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Neera tapping machine to be released

The Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT), Thanjavur, will release a neera tapping machine, neera-based value added products and transfer new technologies for commercial production as part of its golden jubilee celebrations to be held this month. Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal would release the machine to tap neera, the […]

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Neighbours’ quarrel gets out of hand

A dispute between neighbours escalated when one of them fired three rounds in the air threatening to kill the other in Subramanyapura late on Thursday. Lakshman Khandekar, an ex-serviceman, was reportedly drunk and talking loudly on his phone, which led to an altercation with his neighbour who objected to the disturbance. The argument escalated between […]

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Fire Force deploys over 200 men in district

The Fire and Rescue Services Department remains strapped up to meet any emergency in the district in the wake of the release of large volumes of water from the Cheruthoni dam. The department has deployed 220 men on the field, with special arrangements being made across fire stations at Kothamangalam, Perumbavoor, Angamaly, Aluva, North Paravur, […]