Radhika Apte caught at hospital

Kabali actress Radhika Apte posted a pic of herself wearing a mask, on her Instagram profile and revealed in the post that the pic happens to be from a hospital visit. The actress also  clarified in her caption that her visit was not for COVID – 19. Actor Vijay Varma commented on Radhika Apte’ post, ” […]


Lifts, escalators stopped at rail station

Thermal screening of passengers done at Thrissur station in view of COVID-19 Lift and escalator services at the Thrissur railway station have been stopped for two weeks as part of measures to check the spread of COVID-19. Passengers who use wheelchairs are asked to seek help from licensed porters. Cleaning staff are supposed to clean […]


Ten die at collapsed China quarantine hotel

Ten people have died and 23 remain trapped after the collapse of a hotel that was being used to quarantine people with COVID-19 under observation in the Chinese city of Quanzhou, authorities said on Sunday. More than 70 people were believed to have been initially trapped in the seven storey building, which collapsed on Saturday […]


Leading the show at Cochin airport

Recarpeting of the runway being done by a 27-member women team It is another feather in the cap for the Cochin international airport. In its silver jubilee year, the recarpeting of the 3,400-metre long runway of the airport at Nedumbassery is nearing completion under a 27-member women team. A seven-women team led by assistant general […]


Long-delayed projects at Brahmapuram in focus

Corpon. convenes urgent meeting to discuss issues at yard After the recent fire at the Brahmapuram dumping yard, the Kochi Corporation has convened an urgent meeting on Tuesday to take long-delayed decisions on waste management at the yard. The State Level Monitoring Committee on Solid Waste Management and the Fire and Rescue Services Department had […]


At NIV, it is a sense of job well done

Alappuzha unit worked round-the-clock when COVID-19 scare was at its peak The COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) scare that had gripped the State is gradually dying down. At the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Kerala Unit in Alappuzha, there is a sense of pride and contentment on the faces of scientists and technicians that comes from […]


Locals clean trash trail at Surajkund Mela venue

The 3-hour-long drive was carried out in parking, stall areas of the fair a week later Around a hundred volunteers carried out a drive — picking up litter, mostly plastic items, — at the venue for Surajkund International Crafts Mela here on Sunday. The 16-day-long fair, inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind, had concluded a […]


Natyanjali at Big Temple from Feb. 21

The classical dance performance by Padma Subrahmanyam at the Big Temple here, scheduled on February 5, but called off, will be held on February 29 coinciding with the Maha Sivarathri festivities at the temple where ‘mandalabishegam’ is being held. Disclosing this at a press meet held at the South Zone Cultural Centre on Wednesday, SZCC […]


At Untangle, a gym for your brain

At Untangle, the city’s first lounge for puzzles, flex your grey cells to put together 1,000-piece movie posters and 3D models On a refreshingly cool Saturday evening, when the rest of Chennai was probably out enjoying the weather or catching a movie, I found myself hunched over a table, trying to assemble a triangle out […]


Efftronics appraised at Level 3 of CMMI

It now joins the club of world-class companies, says company MD The research and development unit of the city-based technology company Efftronics Systems Pvt. Ltd. has been appraised at Level 3 of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) by the CMMI Institute of Carnegie Mellon University, USA. “The company is now one among the nine […]