Security was tightened in Tamil Nadu on Friday following reports that six members of the terror outfit LeT had infiltrated the state by sea from Sri Lanka and moved to different cities.
Military aircraft can now use the Cochin International Airport for take-off and landing in accordance with an MoU that was signed with the Indian Navy, defence officials said on Tuesday.
Heavy rains have been battering Kerala for the past few days and claiming eight lives on Thursday, bringing back the memories of the worst floods in August last year.
A section of Catholic priests have launched an indefinite hunger strike and are seeking the removal of Alencherry as Major Archbishop of the Ernakulam Archdiocese. The development comes after the priests had held discussions with the Cardinal on various issues pertaining to the archdiocese including controversial land deals allegedly involving the top priest.
Criticizing the petitioners and their senior counsels, a bench comprising justices Arun Mishra and Navin Sinha said the petitioners had obtained a stay order on the demolition from another bench during the vacations of the apex court.
During his brief stopover visit on Saturday, Modi hailed the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) for being the world's first fully solar-powered airport, a statement issued by the CIAL said here on Sunday.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday that the Kerala government was taking precautionary actions and closely monitoring the situation after a suspected case of Nipah virus was reported in Kochi.
As Kerala awaits blood report of the youth suspected to be infected by the Nipah virus, state administration has swung into action.
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According to the Little Flower Hospital authorities, the 59-year-old Indonesian national, H.S. Widolo, was brought dead to the hospital, suffering a cardiac arrest.
According to reports, an aircraft hangar collapsed at the naval base injuring two Navy men seriously.
Sunil, a resident of Palakkad, had bought a packet of Chinese potatoes from a local farmer which had the reptile in it.
The first aircraft, a domestic flight, touched down at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, airport officials said. Cochin International Airport authorities said that in a day or two, the airport would be functional like earlier.
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The airport was closed on August 15 as it was flooded after various dams in Idukki district opened their sluice gates in the wake of torrential rains.
The Kochi International Airport has been shut till August 26 and Southern Railway and Kochi Metro have suspended their operations following continuous heavy downpour in the state.
The floodgates of the Idukki dam were reopened late on Tuesday after the water level in the Periyar river and its tributaries flowing through Ernakulam and Thrissur districts rose menacingly.
Shutters of Idamalayar dam openend to release excess water which resulted in an increase in water levels in Periya river. Ernakulam district collector Mohammed Y Safeerulla is reviewing the situation at Kochi International Airport after water level in a canal near it started rising.
C N Mohanan, Chairman of Greater Cochin Development Authority confirmed the news after office bearers of Kerala Cricket Association and Kerala Football Association met him to discuss possibilities of hosting the India-West Indies ODI in November.