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Thiruvananthapuram: Metropolis in Kerala, India
Thiruvananthapuram, commonly known by its former name Trivandrum, is the capital of the Indian state of Kerala. It is the most populous city in Kerala with a population of 957,730 as of 2011. The encompassing urban agglomeration population is around 1.68 million. Located on the west coast of India near the extreme south of the mainland, Thiruvananthapuram is a major information technology hub in Kerala and contributes 55% of the state's software exports as of 2016. Referred to by Mahatma Gandhi as the "Evergreen city of India", the city is characterised by its undulating terrain of low coastal hills.

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Gouri Amma: The woman who laid foundation for modern Kerala | Oneindia News [Video]

Gouri Amma: The woman who laid foundation for modern Kerala | Oneindia News

101-year-old KR Gouri Amma died at a private hospital in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram due to age-related illnesses. Who was she? Remembered as an efficient and strong-willed woman, Gouri Amma is counted..

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Kerala police on vigil to ensure lockdown restrictions are being followed [Video]

Kerala police on vigil to ensure lockdown restrictions are being followed

The country is witnessing exponential surge in COVID-19 cases and because of which several states have imposed lockdown in order to break the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Kerala Government too..

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COVID: 9-day lockdown imposed in Kerala [Video]

COVID: 9-day lockdown imposed in Kerala

The country is facing unprecedented rise in COVID-19 cases and due to it, Kerala Government imposed a nine-day lockdown to contain disease transmission in the second wave of COVID. On May 08, the..

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COVID: Kerala remains silent due to weekend lockdown [Video]

COVID: Kerala remains silent due to weekend lockdown

To curb the spread of COVID-19 virus, weekend lockdown has been imposed in Kerala. On May 01, streets remain deserted and shops remain closed in Thiruvananthapuram and only essential services and..

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CITU workers celebrate Labour Day in Thiruvananthapuram [Video]

CITU workers celebrate Labour Day in Thiruvananthapuram

Centre of Indian Trade Unions' workers hoisted red flag to celebrate Labour Day in Thiruvananthapuram on May 01. Amid weekend restrictions in the state, workers gathered at the Manacaud area to cherish..

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Kerala braces for cyclone Burevi; Thiruvananthapuram airport to remain shut today

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PM Modi discusses cyclone situation with Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

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Forecast of heavy rain in Kerala tomorrow, meteorological department issues alert

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ED turns up heat on Kerala CM with chargesheet in gold case

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Pinarayi Vijayan moves resolution in Assembly urging Centre to reconsider decision to lease Trivandrum airport

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Kerala govt moves HC seeking stay on privatisation of Thiruvananthapuram airport

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Thiruvananthapuram airport privatisation: CPM to send 2 lakh emails to PM Modi

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Kerala govt opposes privatisation of Trivandrum airport, CM Pinarayi Vijayan writes to PM Modi

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Kerala govt did not qualify in Thiruvananthapuram airport's bidding process: Hardeep Singh Puri

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Travancore royals get managerial right over Padmanabha temple

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Trivandrum: Local singers collect relief fund for flood-affected people

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Kerala man wins $.27 million in UAE raffle draw

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Kerala journalist killed after IAS officer's car hits motorcycle

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Will resist attempt to hand over Thiruvananthapuram airport to Adani Group: Kerala CM

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