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11 Sabarimala pilgrims killed as bus falls into gorge in Kerala

11 Sabarimala pilgrims killed as bus falls into gorge in KeralaKottayam (Kerala), Feb 17: Eleven Sabarimala pilgrims were killed and 40 others injured when a bus fell into a gorge near Erumeli town in Kerala's Kottayam District in the wee hours on Tuesday.

The victims were on their way to the Sabarimala hill shrine when the bus carrying 60 pilgrims slipped into a 50-foot gorge while it was passing the narrow Pampa Valley road.

All victims are hailing from Andhra Pradesh''s West Godavari District.

11 Sabarimala pilgrims killed as bus falls into gorge in Kerala

11 Sabarimala pilgrims killed as bus falls into gorge in KeralaKottayam (Kerala), Feb 17: Eleven Sabarimala pilgrims were killed and 40 others injured when a bus fell into a gorge near Erumeli town in Kerala's Kottayam District in the wee hours on Tuesday.

The victims were on their way to the Sabarimala hill shrine when the bus carrying 60 pilgrims slipped into a 50-foot gorge while it was passing the narrow Pampa Valley road.

All victims are hailing from Andhra Pradesh''s West Godavari District.

KSIDC To Set Up Life Science Park

KSIDC To Set Up Life Science ParkYes, you heard it right!

State-run Kerala State Industrial Development Corp (KSIDC) is ready to set up a Life Science Park with high-tech facilities near Thiruvananthapuram.

According to KSIDC release, the project would come up under public-private partnership model.

The Rs 3 billion (Rs 300 crore) park will be spread over 260 acres at Thonnakkal, which is about 25 km from Thiruvananthapuram district.

The release said, “It will be a geographic cluster of industries in the field of biotechnology or nanotechnology, research institutions and sci-tech academia.”

India on way to becoming self-reliant in defence: Antony

AK AntonyTrivandrum (Kerala), Feb 10 : Defence Minister A K Antony on Tuesday said the country is on its way to becoming self-reliant in the defence sector.

Speaking at the foundation laying ceremony of the BrahMos Integration Complex here, Antony said work to make more missiles and warships is in progress.

"BrahMos (missile) is a symbol of co-operation between India and Russia. We need to make more missiles, war ships, planes and tanks. Work on our own Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) is progressing. We should soon be self-reliant in this field," said Antony.

India on way to becoming self-reliant in defence: Antony

A K Antony to induct 5th AOPV 'ICGS Sankalp' into coast guard todayTrivandrum (Kerala), Feb 10 : Defence Minister A K Antony on Tuesday said the country is on its way to becoming self-reliant in the defence sector.

Speaking at the foundation laying ceremony of the BrahMos Integration Complex here, Antony said work to make more missiles and warships is in progress.

Coastal command to be constituted to strengthen internal security: Chidambaram

Coastal command to be constituted to strengthen internal security: ChidambaramKollam (Kerala), Feb 9 : Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram today said that a coastal command would be constituted soon to strengthen internal security.

Inaugurating the first coastal police station in Kollam district here, Chidambaram said, "The Central Government has ambitious plans to strengthen the national security measures along its coastal lines."

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