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A global touch to Kannur Beach Run

The fourth edition of the annual Kannur Beach Run (KBR) organised by the North Malabar Chamber of Commerce (NMCC) was held on the Payyambalam beach on Sunday. "We are happy to inform that this year’s KBR was a success beyond our expectations," said NMCC president Vinod Narayanan. First time For the first time we had […]

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Kannur airport to open on Dec 9

The Kannur international airport will be formally commissioned on December 9. The much-awaited date of commissioning of the fourth international airport of the State at Mattannur was announced by the Chief Minister’s office on Friday on getting the Aerodrome Licence from Director General of Civil Aviation B.S. Bhullar. The Chief Minister’s office and the authorities […]

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PMJVK at six centres in Kannur

The Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK), a Central scheme for development of the minority communities, will be implemented at Irikkur, Iritty and Peravur blocks, Kannur Corporation, Thalassery and Taliparamba municipalities. A release said the programmes being implemented under the scheme would focus on development of the minority communities in the education, health, and skills […]

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Israeli police get uniform stitched from dressmaker in Kerala

Why are officers of the Israeli police force travelling all the way to a nondescript town in north Kerala in frequent intervals? Because, their elegant light blue, long-sleeve uniform shirts are being stitched at an apparel unit in Kannur, which has the glorious tradition of handloom making and textile export. Hundreds of tailors at the […]

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Solo act gives Kannur a bridge to peace

An experimental play that combines solo performance and of multimedia, featuring the moral transition of a hired killer, has struck a chord with the audience in the district, which has witnessed umpteen cases of political violence, many perpetrated by hired goons. The theatre group Fusion Theatres recently premiered its production The Bridge here, with a […]

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Kannur airport proves to be operationally ready

The Kannur International Airport here is not yet commissioned for commercial service as the works are in their final stages, but its facilities facilitated the operation of Navy aircraft for handling emergency situation in the aftermath of the floods in the State. Indian Navy’s Dornier aircraft landed in the airport thrice in the past five […]

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Rain continues to batter Kannur

Incessant rain continued in Kannur district on Tuesday, causing mild landslips in some places in Iritty. The intensity of the rain increased on Monday morning. The authorities had planned to disband the disaster relief camps in the area on Tuesday, but it was postponed owing to continuing showers. Six relief camps continue to function in […]

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Red alert in Kerala as storm looms

Rajnath announces ₹100 crore as immediate relief, terms situation serious. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday conducted an aerial survey of flood-ravaged Kerala and announced an immediate relief of ₹100 crore as the State braced for another spell of heavy rain after a fresh low pressure area developed in the Bay of Bengal. State […]

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Classroom libraries in govt high schools in Kannur

The district panchayat here is setting up classroom libraries in government schools in the district as part of strengthening public education sector. In the first phase, classroom libraries will be set up in eighth and ninth classes in 23 selected schools. Shelves for arranging the libraries are already being supplied to these schools. The plan […]