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Kochi: Metropolis in Kerala, India
Kochi, also known as Cochin, is a major port city on the south-west coast of India bordering the Laccadive Sea. It is part of the district of Ernakulam in the state of Kerala and is often referred to as Ernakulam. Kochi is the most densely populated city in Kerala. As of 2011, it has a corporation limit population of 677,381 within an area of 94.88 km² and a total urban population of more than of 2.1 million within an area of 440 km², making it the largest and the most populous metropolitan area in Kerala. Kochi city is also part of the Greater Cochin region and is classified as a Tier-II city by the Government of India. The civic body that governs the city is the Kochi Municipal Corporation, which was constituted in the year 1967, and the statutory bodies that oversee its development are the Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) and the Goshree Islands Development Authority (GIDA).


'Kochi's Water Metro project will start its first phase by March': Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Vijayan said at an event for the ground-breaking ceremony of the first terminal of the water metro here.
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PM calls for using language to unite people, Shashi Tharoor welcomes 'departure from Hindi dominance'

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor welcomed the "departure from Hindi dominance" and took up the "language challenge" by tweeting the word 'pluralism' and then adding its Hindi and Malayalam translations...
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Videos for Kochi

Colourful Yosakoi dance festival held in Kochi [Video]Colourful Yosakoi dance festival held in Kochi

About 18,000 dancers from Japan and abroad are performing in the annual Yosakoi festival in the western city of Kochi. Despite the scorching temperatures, the performers danced with enthusiasm.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published


Oil companies stop fuel supply to Air India at six airports

State-owned oil marketing companies on Thursday stopped Air India’s jet fuel uptake at six airports — Kochi, Pune, Patna, Ranchi, Vizag and Mohali — over payment defaults. Last month, Indian Oil..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kochi airport resumes operations; flight from Abu Dhabi first to land

The Abu Dhabi-Kochi Indigo flight touched down at around 12.15 pm, marking the resumption of the operations, the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) official said. Check-in commenced at 9 am in..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kerala floods: Operations at Kochi airport to resume on Sunday

Flight operations at the airport were suspended till 3 pm on Sunday in the wake of heavy rainfall.
DNA - Published

Indian Coast Guard Training Centre: 47 ICG Assistant Commandants graduate

An impressive Passing Out Parade (POP) was held at the ICG district headquarters No 4, Kochi
DNA - Published

19-year-old killed in alleged revenge murder in Kerala's Kochi

His friend's family blamed him for their son's death in a road accident.
DNA - Published

Shocking: Christian priest held for sexually assaulting children in boys' home in Kerala

A 40-year-old Christian priest was arrested Sunday for allegedly sexually assaulting inmates of a boys' home in Kochi, police said.
DNA - Published

23-yr-old Nipah patient free from virus, soon to be discharged: Doctor

He was tested positive for Nipah virus on June 3 and was kept in an isolated ward at a private hospital in Kochi.
DNA - Published

Air India Express Kochi-Mumbai flight suffers bird hit

A Mumbai-bound Air India Express fight carrying 185 passengers on board was forced to return to the Kochi airport on Thursday due to a bird hit, an airline official said. All the passengers escaped..
IndiaTimes - Published

In a first, ferry service to connect India and Maldives

India and the Maldives have agreed to launch a ferry service connecting the two countries. The initiative, which is expected to boost tourism, was announced during PM Modi's visit to Maldives. The..
IndiaTimes - Published

Ferry service from Kochi, cricket stadium on PM’s agenda in Male

India is looking to start a ferry service from Kochi to the Maldives, apart from expediting several other projects, to boost connectivity with the Indian Ocean country, the government said ahead of PM..
IndiaTimes - Published

Indian Navy successfully test-fires MRSAM missile

The Indian Navy has successfully test-fired a Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM), achieving a significant milestone to enhance its anti-air warfare capability, the defence ministry said on..
IndiaTimes - Published

Body of Indian student killed in New Zealand attack returns home

Ansi Alibava, 25, was the first of at least five Indians shot dead by a white supremacist in New Zealand on March 15 to be repatriated. Her body was returned at an airport in Kochi in the southern..
IndiaTimes - Published

Mind occupied with Pakistan, PM Modi says after 'Karachi-Kochi' mix-up

IndiaTimes - Published

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