PM attacks Left for not cooperating in nuke deal

PM attacks Left for not cooperating in nuke dealKochi, Apr 11 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday condemned the Left for not cooperating with the Central Government during negotiations for the crucial nuclear deal with the US.

Addressing his first election rally here after recovering from a heart bypass surgery, Dr. Singh said, "When our government started the nuclear deal negotiations with the US to end India''s nuclear isolation and to provide the much-needed energy for development, the Left opposed and walked out of our government. Time will prove the wisdom of our decision."

Jet Airways offers special fares to all women travellers on Women’s Day

Jet Airways offers special fares to all women travellers on Women’s DayKochi, Mar 8: As part of its `Celebrating Womanhood' initiative, Jet Airways, in association with Citibank, and other key partners is offering lady travellers a host of special offers and privileges.

The special initiative includes an in-flight film festival on board, featuring a selection of acclaimed, women-centric Indian and international movies, as well as short features, on select Jet Airways domestic services.

Kerala gets its largest lifestyle mall ‘Oberon Mall’ in Kochi

Kochi, March 1 : Oberon Mall, the largest lifestyle mall opened here for general public on Saturday.

Oberon Mall is first of its kind mall in Kerala, which aims to redefine the shopping habits of Keralites and set a trend in shopping- an entertainment rich experience in tune with the changing cultural ethos.

Located on the NH bye pass road, just a kilometer from the Edapally Junction, Oberon Mall is built over 350,000 square feet and the building stands on about two acres of land.

Oberon, with a proposed financial outlay of Rs. 1 million, has adhered to all parameters of security and safety while designing the luxurious and ultra modern shopping complex.

Navy given charge for complete overhaul of coastal security

Navy given charge for complete overhaul of coastal securityKochi, Feb 28 : To enhance security and maintain the supremacy of the country in wake of the Mumbai terror attacks and to minimize threats from the sea, the Government has completely overhauled coastal security by designating the Navy as the nodal authority responsible for overall maritime security.

The Coast Guard, the State Marine Police and state agencies will assist the Navy in maintaining maritime security, which includes coastal and offshore security.

Antony says special naval force to secure India’s coastline

Antony says special naval force to secure India’s coastlineKochi, Feb 28 : In wake of last year''s terror attacks on Mumbai and the failure of on the part coastal security to nab the perpetrators, the Indian Navy will create a new specialized force called the " Sagar Prahari Bal" to protect naval bases, assets and the island territories of India.

Defence Minister A. K. Antony said the Government has taken a number of steps to strengthen maritime security agencies like the Navy and the Coast Guard by increasing their assets like manpower, ships, boats, helicopters, aircrafts, boats, etc.

Elephant kills one, injures 19 at Kochi''s Ernakulam Shiva Temple

Kerala MapKochi (Kerala), Feb. 6 : At least one woman was killed and 19 others injured when one of the seven elephants, brought to the Ernakulam Shiva Temple as part of the eight-day temple festival, ran amok on Thursday.

The elephant named Techikode Ramachandran, a famous male tusker of Kerala was brought from the Thrissur district to Ernakulam Shiva temple for the festival.

The incident took place on the last day when in the morning at around 9.30 am before being taken to perform rituals, the pachyderm ran amok at the temple premises, killing a woman and injuring others. Soon, it was brought under control and chained.