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Coastal security beefed up after intelligence inputs

13 Sri Lankan nationals reportedly readying plans to travel to Pakistan through Kochi The police machinery in Kochi city and Ernakulam rural are maintaining alert following an intelligence report on the possibility of 13 boat-borne Sri Lankan nationals, who are said to have illegally entered India through Tamil Nadu, readying plans to travel to Pakistan through Kochi on fishing trawlers. ...

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Karnataka Governor announces cash award for Olympians

Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot announced a cash award of ₹1 lakh each for three sportspersons who represented India at the Tokyo Olympic games in July 2021. They are Aditi Ashok (golf), Fouaad Mirza (equestrian) and Srihari Nataraj (swimming). The Governor also announced a cash prize of ₹1 lakh to women’s hockey coach Ankita Suresh. Aditi Ashok and the women’s hockey ...

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2,527 new COVID cases in Ernakulam

A total of 2,527 persons were reported as having contracted COVID-19 on Thursday in Ernakulam district. A communication from the district administration said that 11 persons among the newly-infected had come from outside the State while there were 2,456 cases of local spread. Seven health workers were among those infected and source infection among 53 people was not known. The ...

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HC grants relief to retired school librarian

The Bombay High Court recently granted relief to a retired librarian by directing the school management she was working with to pay her pensionary benefits. A Division Bench of Justices R.D. Dhanuka and R.I. Chagla was hearing a petition filed by the retired librarian from Seva Ashram Vidyalaya, Boisar. She was appointed in 1996 by an education officer as a ...

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Calicut University accused of hiding information on interview

Selection of Assistant Professors in Dept. of Education at Calicut University The University of Calicut has been accused of withholding information related to the interview held for the post of Assistant Professor in one of its departments, in which wives of CPI(M) leaders were in the rank list. It has been claimed that the university disobeyed a directive of Vishwas ...

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Punch and ‘parambarai’: How boxing flourished in Madras

Watched ‘Sarpatta Parambarai’? Find out why boxing caught the fancy of Madras, and how it still has a keen following ‘Tiger’ Nat Terry was one of the most feared names in the Madras of yore. This Anglo-Indian boxer, after successful bouts all over the country, challenged one of Madras’ most popular boxers, Arunachalam, for a fight in the 1940s. That ...

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HC directs surprise visits of random PHCs in state by district legal services authorities

The High Court of Karnataka on Wednesday directed secretaries of all the district legal services authorities to visit three primary health centres (PHCs) randomly in their districts to ascertain whether proper facilities are provided in PHCs and sub-centres. However, the visits must be made without prior notice to the PHCs or any other authorities of the State, said a Division ...

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