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Parking plaza project at Kidson Corner faces a legal hurdle

The Kozhikode Corporation’s plan to reconstruct the building at Kidson Corner (S.K. Square) at the mouth of S.M. Street in the city, is facing a stumbling block in the form of the Kerala Municipal Building Rules (KMBR). The corporation had asked architect A.K. Prashanth to come up with a plan, which was approved by the […]

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Kerala start-ups bag seed funding

Three start-ups mentored by the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) have bagged a seed funding of up to Rs. 25 lakh each in the India Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP) 2.0 held in New Delhi recently, which will enable them to scale up their operations and accelerate market penetration. The Kerala-based start-ups — Genrobotic Innovations, Irov Technologies, […]

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Cabinet gives nod to hike MLA development fund to Rs. 10 crore

The Delhi Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to increase the MLA Local Area Development (MLALAD) fund from Rs. 4 crore to Rs. 10 crore annually. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. A proposal to establish 15 academies of different languages, including international languages, was also granted […]

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Controversy erupts over resting place

Those who pleaded for a burial site at the Marina for the DMK president included Congress president Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, MDMK founder Vaiko, DMDK chief Vijayakant and actor Rajinikanth. Senior advocate Duraisamy told journalists at Justice Ramesh’s residence that, “The Anna Memorial does not fall under the Coastal Regulatory Zone […]

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Girl dies of dengue in Shikaripur taluk

Following the death of a 11-year-old girl from dengue in Baganakatte in Shikaripur taluk, the Department of Health and Family Welfare has sounded an alert in the village. The deceased has been identified as Keerthi, who was studying in fifth standard in the village. On August 2, she had complained of fever and body ache. […]

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DMK cadre stage road roko

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) cadre staged road roko at three places in the city on Tuesday night. According to Coimbatore City Police sources, the cadre staged protests on Chetty Street, near Town Hall and at Oppanakara Street Junction. Non-violent protest The sources said the protests were for a brief while and were non-violent. The cadre […]

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18 MLAs couldn’t provide proof that they didn’t defect: Speaker

Senior Counsel C. Aryama Sundaram, representing Assembly Speaker P. Dhanapal, concluded his arguments on Monday in a batch of writ petitions filed by 18 disqualified AIADMK MLAs before Justice M. Sathyanarayanan, the third judge appointed by the Supreme Court following a split verdict delivered by a Division Bench of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice […]

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‘Referendum bid to disturb Punjab’s peace’

The Communist Party of India has called the proposed ‘Sikh Referendum 2020’, slated to be held in the United Kingdom on August 12, an attempt to disturb the hard-earned peace in Punjab. “The talk of referendum is nothing but terrorism through other means,” Joginder Dayal, member of the CPI national council, said in a statement […]

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66th batch passes out of Coast Guard Training Centre

As many as 58 Assistant Commandants of the 66th batch passed out of the Coast Guard Training Centre here on Tuesday on successful completion of the CG Law and Operations Course. Inspector General Vijay D Chafekar, Commander, Coast Guard Region (West), reviewed the passing-out parade at the Coast Guard District Headquarters No. 4, Kochi, said […]

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Kanwariyas vandalise vehicle

A group of kanwariyas vandalised a car, breaking its windows and windscreen, before managing to turn it over in west Delhi’s Moti Nagar on Tuesday evening. The incident was caught on camera. The police said a PCR call was received around 5.30 p.m. about the violence. When the police reached the spot, the mob had […]