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Aster Medcity Becomes the First Centre in South Asia to Introduce NeuroNav MER System Alpha Omega in Partnership with Medtronic for Deep Brain Stimulation DBS Therapy Done for Parkinsons Disease Patients

Business Wire India Aster Medcity and India Medtronic Private Limited partner to build a comprehensive and advanced Deep Brain Stimulation program for Parkinsons patients in India Aster Medcity partner with India Medtronic Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Medtronic plc The partnership with Medtronic aims to spread awareness about Parkinsons disease, the role of DBS as a standard of care in the disease and increase patients access to advanced DBS therapy through the Parkinsons and Movement Disorder Program. Having completed 50 DBS procedures in the last 15 months, Aster Medcity is the most active DBS Centre in Kerala. Aster Medcity and India Medtronic Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT), have partnered to build a comprehensive and advanced Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) program for Parkinsons patients in India. The partnership supports the Aster Centre for Parkinsons and Movement Disorder by bringing together Aster's teams with their medical and surgical expertise in DBS therapy and Medtronics complete suite of DBS technologies along with technical expertise and support. TodayAster Medcity and India Medtronic Private Limited are happy to announce the introduction of the latest version of Microelectrode recording system for DBS surgeries NeuroNav MER system (Alpha Omega) from Medtronic at Aster Medcity Kochi, making it the first centre in South Asia to bring in this technology. Parkinsons disease is a progressive disorder that in the more advanced stages causes severe disability due to the increasing severity of movement related problems, balance and cognitive functions symptoms. Overall, movement disorders constitute 3-8% of neurological disorders in India with a crude prevalence rate (CPR) varying from 31 to 45/100,000 above 60 years of age. 1 In 2016, it was estimated that 6.1 million people worldwide had Parkinsons disease. The prevalence in India was estimated to be 10% of the global burden, that is, 5.8 lakhs. 2 DBS is a therapy in which a small pacemaker-like device sends electrical signals through very thin wires, known as leads, to a targeted area in the brain related to the symptoms. The aim of the partnership is to increase the outreach of the program to all the Parkinsons and movement disorder patients who need the treatment, especially to those with relatively early onset (under 45 years) or young- onset of Parkinsons disease so that they get back their mobility and functional capacity in the most productive years of their lives. 50 patients with Parkinsons have benefitted from the partnership program in the last 15 months, making Aster Medcity the most active DBS Centre in Kerala. This was possible under the highly experienced clinical team comprising of Dr. Asha Kishore who has 20 years of experience in DBS treatment and Dr. Dilip Panikar, Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon. Together, they performed the first DBS procedure in India in 1998. Asters expert team also comprises of Dr. Shejoy Joshua, Consultant Neurosurgery, Dr. Anup Nair, Consultant Neurosurgery and Dr. Kanchana Pillai, Consultant Neurologist. DBS procedure requires high level of skill and training for both the medical and surgical team members. Even with the current technologies, DBS is a challenging procedure for the DBS team worldwide. Accuracy of electrode placement in the very deep and small regions of brain is most critical in getting the best clinical outcome for the patients even if all other requirements are met. DBS is superior to medical treatment in improving the quality of life and in reducing the motor symptoms of Parkinsons disease if performed before the disease progresses to a very advanced stage. We are thrilled to collaborate with Medtronic, as partnerships like this can help to introduce the most advanced technologies such as NeuroNav MER system in DBS procedures. It will help the Movement Disorder specialist to provide accurate information to the Neurosurgeon on accuracy of targeting during DBS procedure, explained Dr. Asha Kishore, Senior Neurologist and Movement Disorder Specialist, Parkinson and Movement Disorder Centre at Aster Medcity. Madan Krishnan, Vice President & Managing Director, Medtronic India said, The aim of the partnership with Aster is to take Parkinsons management to the next level by empowering surgeons to make faster and more accurate treatment decisions using DBS therapy. Clinicians can deliver truly data-driven, personalized therapy that fits the needs of today's patients. With the advanced NeuroNav MER systems, target localization, that used to take 40 to 45 minutes can now be done in 10 to 11 minutes. It serves as evidence of our dedication to the Medtronic Mission and Parkinsons patients in India. Through our partnership with Medtronic, we are able to provide the latest advancements in Parkinsons management. The technology will enhance the quality of patients lives and further improve clinical outcomes. We are delighted to introduce and offer such advanced healthcare technologies and therapies to patients in Kerala and rest of India, said Farhan Yasin, Regional Director, Aster Hospitals-Kerala & Oman. DBS is a minimally invasive procedure for accurately placing an electrode into a small target in the brain through a 14mm hole in the skull. Stimulation delivered through this electrode is used to modulate functioning in the brain and produce beneficial effects in various conditions like Parkinson's disease and others. The identification of the target is done with high-resolution CT and MRI scans and the placement of the electrode is done using stereotactic surgery. Advancements in technology have made it possible to map cellular activity and functioning, thus improving the accuracy of placement and obtaining better functional results, said Dr. Anup P Nair, Consultant Neurosurgery, Aster Medcity. Microelectrode recording (MER) has been considered the gold standard in ensuring accuracy for the deep brain stimulation procedure. The NeuroNav MER system, developed by Israel-based Medtech company Alpha Omega Engineering, has been defining the new standard in neural navigation for the past three decades and received international recognition from numerous global leaders in the field of neurosurgery. It is a compact, field-proven MER system, used clinically in the localization of surgical targets for the implantation of DBS electrodes for the treatment of neurological and psychiatric diseases. NeuroNav allows safe, simple and accurate insertion of electrodes into the brain, while recording neural activity and stimulating neural tissue. REFERENCES 1 Das SK, Ghosh B, Das G, Biswas A, Ray J. Movement disorders: Indian scenario: A clinico-genetic review. Neurol India 2013;61:457-66 2 Dorsey ER, Elbaz A, Nichols E, Abd-Allah F, Abdelalim A, Adsuar JC, et al. Global, regional, and national burden of Parkinson's disease, 19902016: A systematic analysis for the global burden of disease study 2016. Lancet Neurol 2018;17: 939-53 About Aster Medcity Aster Medcity, set in a soothingly beautiful 40-acre waterfront campus, is a 670-bed quaternary care facility located in Kochi, Kerala. Fulfilling the vision and dream of Dr Azad Moopen, our beloved chairman, the centre has been delivering quality healthcare at affordable cost through its Centres of Excellence and a multi-speciality hospital since 2013. Ours is the first JCI accredited quaternary care hospital in the state and combines the best of talent and technology to provide holistic treatment with a multidisciplinary approach. Over the years, Aster Medcity has evolved itself into a medical destination - one that attracts not just thousands of patients across the world; but also attracts and nurtures the best talents, keep on upgrading technology as well as fostering research, education and a distinctive work culture that is ethically and socially relevant. Keralas first quaternary care hospital, Aster Medcity, has also been accredited by NABH. We have received NABH award for Nursing Excellence, Green OT (Green Operation Theatres), Certification by Bureau Veritas, all within a year of opening its door to the world. About Medtronic Bold thinking. Bolder actions. We are Medtronic. Medtronic plc, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is the leading global healthcare technology company that boldly attacks the most challenging health problems facing humanity by searching out and finding solutions. Our Mission to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life unites a global team of 90,000+ passionate people across 150 countries. Our technologies and therapies treat 70 health conditions and include cardiac devices, surgical robotics, insulin pumps, surgical tools, patient monitoring systems, and more. Powered by our diverse knowledge, insatiable curiosity, and desire to help all those who need it, we deliver innovative technologies that transform the lives of two people every second, every hour, every day. Expect more from us as we empower insight-driven care, experiences that put people first, and better outcomes for all. In everything we do, we are engineering the extraordinary. For more information on Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), visit www.Medtronic.com and follow @Medtronic on Twitter and LinkedIn .

BusinessWire India 18 Aug 2022 12:11 pm

Church makes 827-kg cake to mark saint's birthday

Kochi, Apr 18: A 827-kg cake to mark the birthday of a saint! A church in Kerala came up with one to coincide with the birthday of Saint Antony. Seeking to mark the 827th birthday of St Antony, a church, dedicated

Oneindia 18 Aug 2022 10:21 am

HC allows minor rape survivor to terminate her 28-week pregnancy

Kochi, Aug 18: The Kerala High Court has come to the aid of a minor rape victim by permitting medical termination of her 28-week old pregnancy. The high court permitted the medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) based on the report of

Oneindia 18 Aug 2022 9:46 am

Kerala HC seeks detailed report on how to clear Vaduthala bund

The high-level committee report on Vaduthala bund was reviewed by the High Court on Wednesday.

The New Indian Express 18 Aug 2022 7:08 am

No mess facility: BTech students at Cusat cook rice before administrative block

The students said it has been two months since they arrived at the Sahara Hostel of the SOE.

The New Indian Express 18 Aug 2022 7:08 am

Transgender arrested with 8.5g of MDMA

The excise on Wednesday arrested a transgender person with party drug MDMA from an apartment in Vazhakkala.

The New Indian Express 18 Aug 2022 7:07 am

Scuffle over drug deal behind murder in Kakkanad flat

Police arrest prime suspect Arshad, seize MDMA, ganja and hashish oil from his motorcycle. He is also wanted in jewellery theft case

The New Indian Express 18 Aug 2022 7:05 am

Gokulam team stuck in Tashkent after AIFF ban

Gokulam FC Kerala was to play its first match against Iran in the championship, which is being held at Qarshi, Uzbekistan.

The New Indian Express 18 Aug 2022 7:05 am

Chinmaya Vidyalaya golden jubilee fete kicks off

The golden jubilee celebrations of Chinmaya Vidyalaya Vaduthala kicked off with the curtain raiser programme that was held at the school auditorium on Wednesday.

The New Indian Express 18 Aug 2022 7:04 am

The story of coastal lives and development

Since Tuesday, the state has been witness to a unique protest on an unprecedented scale.

The New Indian Express 18 Aug 2022 7:03 am

Misogyny, Milord?

A judges remarks on provocative dressing while granting bail to activist Civic Chandran in a sexual harassment case raise a stink

The New Indian Express 18 Aug 2022 6:57 am

Strokes and hues of verses

Balachandran M has translated Rabindranath Tagores Gitanjali with illustrations created by his daughter

The New Indian Express 18 Aug 2022 6:57 am

How a date of birth cracked a loan fraud case

However, it came to light later that it was the handiwork of a racket involving Tamil Nadu natives based in Kochi.

The New Indian Express 18 Aug 2022 6:56 am

A melodious ode to maa, motherland & soldiers

A soldiers love for the motherland is unparalleled, often unfathomable. Its a unique sense of attachment and responsibility akin to a mother-child bond.

The New Indian Express 18 Aug 2022 6:55 am

Inside Mohanlals tranquil Kochi home

Inside Mohanlals tranquil Kochi home

The Times of India 17 Aug 2022 11:06 pm

Key suspect in Kochi apartment murder arrested from Kasaragod

Police suspect possibility of drug dealings to be reason behind murder

The Hindu 17 Aug 2022 6:45 pm

Transwoman held with MDMA in Kochi

Modelling artist was arrested from apartment in Vazhakkala

The Hindu 17 Aug 2022 6:27 pm

Kerala Lottery Result Today: Check Thiruvonam Bumper Lottery result date, time and prize money

Kochi, Aug 17: A lottery ticket can change your life. Especially, if you have purchased Kerala Thiruvonam Bumper, your forturne might change overnight. This special Kerala Thiruvonam Bumper lottery is priced at Rs 500 per ticket, but the winner of the

Oneindia 17 Aug 2022 5:21 pm

Suspect arrested over murder in Kochi flat

Suspect arrested over murder in Kochi flat Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Police on Wednesday arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of a youth, whose body was discovered the previous day inside a flat in Kochi. Wrapped in a bedsheet, the body of Sajeev Krishnan, a hotel management student, had grievous injuries. The arrested suspect, Arshad, [] The post Suspect arrested over murder in Kochi flat appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 17 Aug 2022 4:19 pm

'Woman wore seductive dress that's why..' Court granted bail to sexual assault accused

Kochi: A controversy has erupted over the remarks made by a court in Kerala's Kozhikode district in a sexual harassment case. In fact, the court, while granting anticipatory bail to the accused, said that if the woman wears a seductivedress, then prima facie the accused is not booked for sexual harassment under Section 354 of the IPC. Now a dispute has arisen on this decision of the court. Justice S Krishnakumar said this while granting anticipatory bail to activist and writer Civic Chandran. Chandran was accused of molesting a writer two years ago. Women activists and former judges have objected to the court's observation. Not only this, the objectors have demanded that the High Court should now intervene in this matter. Along with this, the victim has also said that she will move to the High Court soon. While granting bail to Chandran, the judge said, The photographs given by the accused along with his application show that the complainant was wearing a dress which was seductive. In such a situation, a case is not made out against the accused under Section 354. Questioning the decision, close relatives of the victim said it was shocking that some pictures of social media were presented in the court.'' The court also said that it should come to light as to why there was a delay in registering an FIR in the case. The FIR in the case was registered two years later, while the incident dates back to February 2020. The complainant woman said that there was a conference of writers and the incident took place in that. In her complaint, the woman said the accused writer used to call her frequently and harass her. When the writer crossed all limits, she decided to file a complaint. The court also cited the age of the accused and hisphysical condition. The court said, Even if it is assumed that there was physical contact, it is difficult to believe how a person aged 74 years and physically challenged can forcibly make someone sit on his lap and press herprivate parts.. In such a situation, the accused should be given anticipatory bail in this case. Delhi Police register FIR against molestation of girls by security guard Fight during football match, footballer reaches police station with fellow player's severed head 'Had s*x with consent..' Court gave 7-year jail term to accused even after rape victim turns hostile

News Track 17 Aug 2022 3:08 pm

Luxury on Two Wheels. BMW Motorrad India Launches Its Touring Range

Business Wire India Indulge in relaxed cruising with luxurious comfort and adventurous performance touring. The new BMW R 1250 RT - Experience Dynamic Touring. The new BMW K 1600 B - Casual Luxury in Bagger Style. The new BMW K 1600 GTL and BMW K 1600 Grand America - Celebrate the Spirit of the Open Road. #MakeLifeARide #BMWR1250RT #BMWK1600GTL #BMWK1600B #BMWK1600GrandAmerica #BMWMotorradIndia #RideandShare #LuxuryOnTwoWheels BMW Motorrads much-awaited touring range, the new BMW R 1250 RT, the new BMW K 1600 GTL, the new BMW K 1600 Bagger and the new BMW K 1600 Grand America is launched in India. Deliveries of the motorcycles starts in August 2022 for customers who had pre-booked the motorcycles across the BMW Motorrad Dealer Network in India. Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, Each BMW Motorrad models tells its own story, and each promises the motorcyclist an individual and unforgettable recreational experience. As a high-performance, emotional, and exclusive riding experience, the new BMW Motorrad touring motorcycles embodies the motto of the Spirit of the Open Road. It is synonymous with elegance, power, and luxury on two wheels. As an ultimate luxury touring motorcycle range, the new BMW R 1250 RT, the new BMW K 1600 GTL, the new BMW K 1600 Bagger and the new BMW K 1600 Grand America will redefine the luxury and exclusivity in the touring segment in India. The legendary 2-cylinder boxer and the unrivalled 6-cylinder engine performance, outstanding ride comfort and exclusive features ensures relaxed cruising on long highways that stretch out to the horizon and provide intense riding pleasure. The motorcycles are available at an ex-showroom price as follows BMW R 1250 RT : INR 23,95,000 BMW K 1600 Bagger : INR 29,90,000 BMW K 1600 GTL : INR 32,00,000 BMW K 1600 Grand America : INR 33,00,000 *Price prevailing at the time of invoicing will be applicable. Ex-showroom prices inclusive of GST (incl. compensation cess) as applicable but excludes Road Tax, Tax Collected at Source (TCS), RTO statutory taxes/fees, other local tax cess levies and insurance. Price and options are subject to change without prior notice. The new BMW R 1250 RT. For more than four decades RT has been synonymous in the world of dynamic touring motorcycles. The new BMW R 1250 RT now looks fresher and more dynamic with enhanced travel and touring qualities with its aerodynamic advancements and its new fairing and full LED headlamps. The BMW R 1250 RT sets the benchmark in its class with new innovations. The legendary 2-cylinder boxer engine ensures comfortable travel and dynamic propulsion. The BMW ShiftCam technology ensures superior power across the entire speed range and exemplary fuel consumption. The powerful 1254 cc 2-cylinder boxer engine produces an output of 136hp (100kW) at 7,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 143 Nm at 6,250 rpm. The motorcycle accelerates from 0 100 km/hr in just 3.7 seconds and achieve a top speed of 200 km/hr. The new BMW K 1600 GTL, the new BMW K 1600 B and the new BMW K 1600 Grand America. The new BMW K 1600 models have been designed to offer luxurious and high performance riding/touring experience. Athletic, dynamic and superior, the new BMW K 1600 GTL represents exclusive and comfortable traveling whereas the new BMW K 1600 B offers relaxed cruising with luxurious comfort and adventurous performance touring in true Bagger style. The new BMW K 1600 Grand America sets a benchmark in highway cruising style and experience. The 6-cylinder in-line engine produces an output of 160 hp (118 kW) at 6750 rpm and a maximum torque of 180 Nm at 5250 rpm. The richer torque characteristic provides a relaxed cruising feeling. The engine drag torque control (dynamic engine brake control) and Dynamic ESA help provide stability. The new 10.25-inch TFT colour display with integrated map navigation and connectivity offers excellent readability and clear menu navigation. The Audio system 2.0 heralds a new digital sound dimension. The motorcycles are available in varied and attractive colour options. The new BMW Motorrad touring range will be sold and serviced through the premium dealer network of BMW Motorrad that is present across important centres in India including Delhi (Lutyens Motorrad), Mumbai (Navnit Motors), Thane (Thane Motorrad), Pune (Bavaria Motors), Chennai (KUN Motorrad), Bengaluru (Tusker Motorrad), Ahmedabad (Gallops Autohaus), Kochi (EVM Autokraft), Hyderabad (JSP Motorrad), Indore (Munich Motors), Lucknow (Speed Motors), Chandigarh (Krishna Automobiles), Jaipur (Pratap Motorrad), Raipur (Mandhan Motors), Cuttack and Kolkata (OSL Prestige) and Ranchi (Titanium Autos). For ease of ownership, BMW India Financial Services offers various financial solutions to own the touring range of motorcycles. For complete peace of mind, BMW Motorrad bikes come with a standard warranty for three years, unlimited kilometers. The warranty can be extended to fourth and fifth year at an additional cost. Road Side Assistance, a 24x7 365 days package further ensures prompt services in case of breakdown and towing situations. An exclusive range of accessories and lifestyle merchandise for the new touring range can be purchased from BMW Motorrad dealerships. Internet: www.bmw-motorrad.in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BMWMotorradIN/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BMWMotorrad_IN YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCz9St6Kvq2uk-BbaWV15mA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bmwmotorrad_IN #MakeLifeARide #BMWMotorrad

BusinessWire India 17 Aug 2022 2:56 pm

Sexual Harassment complaint not applicable if woman was wearing a provocative dress: Kerala court

Kochi, Aug 17: A Kerala Court, while granting anticipatory bail to author and social activist Civic Chandran in a sexual harassment case, said offence under Section 354 A of the Indian Penal Code will not be applicable if the complainant is

Oneindia 17 Aug 2022 1:46 pm

Kerala Lottery result today: Check 'AKSHAYA AK 562' winning numbers for August 17

Kochi, Aug 17: The Kerala State Lottery Department (KSLD) will announce the results of 'AKSHAYA AK 562' on Wednesday at 3 pm. The winner of the first prize will receive Rs 70 lakh. The second prize will be Rs 5 lakh

Oneindia 17 Aug 2022 12:26 pm

Youths body wrapped in bedsheet found at Kochi apartment complex

Incident came to light when two of victims friends returned after trip; third roommate missing

The New Indian Express 17 Aug 2022 7:09 am

Dog leaves human palm in front of house, body traced to nearby railway track

The body of a 34-year-old man was found on the railway track after a human palm was left by a dog at a nearby house at Akaparambu in Nedumbassery on Tuesday morning.

The New Indian Express 17 Aug 2022 7:08 am

Man honey-trapped, robbed in Kochi lodge

A four-member gang has honey-trapped a Vaikom native and extorted gold and other valuables after holding him captive at a lodge in Kochi.

The New Indian Express 17 Aug 2022 7:08 am

Conman Monson Mavunkal used police vehicles to buy fish, transport coconuts

Similarly, during the Covid lockdown period, Monson used letters of IG Lakshman with the latters signature and official seal for inter-district travel on several occasions.

The New Indian Express 17 Aug 2022 7:07 am

Attack on youth: First accused held

The first accused in the case related to the murder bid on a youth at a Wine and Beer Parlour at Kanjiramattam was arrested on Tuesday.

The New Indian Express 17 Aug 2022 7:06 am

National urban development conclave logo unveiled

He also said though Kerala is ahead in achievements in sectors such as healthcare and education, the state needs to progress more in urban planning and development.

The New Indian Express 17 Aug 2022 7:05 am

School hoists biggest national flag in Kerala

Celebrating the spirit of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, a Kochi school has hoisted the biggest tricolour in the state.

The New Indian Express 17 Aug 2022 6:57 am

Gender conundrum

Gender-neutral uniforms and the LGBTQ+ community have yet again come under fire from conservative quarters in Kerala society.

The New Indian Express 17 Aug 2022 6:56 am

The Satanic Verses & some free spirit

However, his mind seemed poisoned enough to stab the celebrated Indian-origin author multiple times at Chautauqua Institution in New York last Friday.

The New Indian Express 17 Aug 2022 6:56 am

Excerpts from life

Artist Sunil Linus De inaugurated the exhibition giving the limelight to the diverse viewpoints and techniques used by the emerging artists.

The New Indian Express 17 Aug 2022 6:54 am

Kochi family wins 67-year-old property dispute, now wants govt to acquire land with taluk hospital

A family in Kochi comprising eight siblings eldest aged 78 and youngest 61 is a happy lot after having won a hard-fought property dispute case that dates back to 1957.

The New Indian Express 17 Aug 2022 6:50 am

Keralas first tribal novelist -Narayan - passes away

Keralas first tribal novelist and short story writer, Narayan, 82, whose novel Kocharethi gained global recognition, died in Kochi on Tuesday.

The New Indian Express 17 Aug 2022 6:40 am

Remembering Issey Miyake

The Japanese designers demise has left a void in the fashion world. TNIE speaks to designers from Kerala about his influence on them

The New Indian Express 17 Aug 2022 6:37 am

BM and BC road work to begin in Kochi

Guarantee clause of three years; contractor responsible for upkeep of road

The Hindu 16 Aug 2022 9:48 pm

CAG lists violations in construction of premium apartment in Kochi

Construction began much before obtaining environment clearance, and was carried out within 200 metres of High Tide Line

The Hindu 16 Aug 2022 7:04 pm

Fake antiques dealer Mavunkal got fish and coconuts, moved about freely in Kerala Police vehicles

Fake antiques dealer Mavunkal got fish and coconuts, moved about freely in Kerala Police vehicles Kochi: What if fake antique dealer Monson Mavunkal is presently cooling his heels in jail, the truth surfaced on Tuesday that he had a whale of a time when the state was under strict Covid protocols with no one [] The post Fake antiques dealer Mavunkal got fish and coconuts, moved about freely in Kerala Police vehicles appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 16 Aug 2022 3:57 pm

Kerala Lottery result today: Check 'Sthree Sakthi SS-326' winning numbers list for August 17

Kochi, Aug 16: The Kerala State Lottery Department (KSLD) will announce the results of 'Sthree Sakthi SS-326' on Tuesday at 3 pm. The winner of the first prize will receive Rs 75 lakh. The second prize will be Rs 10 lakh

Oneindia 16 Aug 2022 11:34 am

Independence Day 2022: Kochi metro gives commuters 'Freedom to travel', can go anywhere in Rs 10

Apart from the offer to travel anywhere for Rs 10, Kochi Metro Rail Corporation has planned numerous events for the commuters in celebration of the 75th Independence day.

Zee News 15 Aug 2022 1:30 pm

Kochi Metros Independence Day offers

As India celebrates 75 years of its Independence with great joy and patriotism, many public and private entities have offered various offers to mark the celebration. In this context, Kochi Metro launched a special Independence Day offer to its commuters. As part of its Freedom to Travel initiative, commuters can travel any distance in the The post Kochi Metros Independence Day offers appeared first on Fusion - WeRIndia .

Fusion WeRIndia 15 Aug 2022 10:28 am

Two Ernakulam cops face disciplinary action for lapses in supervision

Two senior excise officers are facing disciplinary action for lapses in supervising a seizure of 1.1kg of MDMA worth Rs.13 crore from a serviced apartment in Kakkanad in August 2021.

The New Indian Express 15 Aug 2022 7:09 am

RLV College fest: Events, artists galore

The festival staged various performances by renowned artists. Higher Education Minister R Bindu inaugurated the festival on Saturday.

The New Indian Express 15 Aug 2022 7:09 am

Men wincing, screaming in pain when given taste of period pain in Kochi mall [details]

Member of Parliament from Ernakulam Loksabha Constituency and young leader of the Congress party, Hybi Eden is on a 'Cup of Life' campaign to promote the menstrual health.

IBTimes 14 Aug 2022 4:33 pm

ISRO spy case: Former IB official stopped from flying abroad at Kochi airport

Crime The CBI had registered an FIR against several people including two top former Kerala police officers after a probe into an alleged conspiracy among police officials to falsely implicate Nambinarayanan of espionage. IANS Former IB official KV Thomas: File Photo/IANS A former top IB official, who was flying to London with his wife on Saturday, August 13, was informed by emigration officials that there is a lookout notice against him issued by the CBI and hence, he cannot proceed with his travel after he had checked in his baggage at the Kochi international airport. KV Thomas, who retired as an Assistant Director of the Intelligence Bureau after four decades of service, said this was a cruel act as he was never informed about this notice and said he will seek legal redress.I will approach the court to see that my travel ban is lifted and also for the grievous human rights violation. We were travelling to meet our daughter who is in London and we had paid Rs 3 lakh for our tickets, he said, adding that this is the gift he has received on the eve of the country celebrating 75 years of Independence. Thomas was briefly linked to the ISRO spy case, which surfaced in 1994 when senior ISRO scientist S Nambinarayanan was arrested on charges of espionage along with another senior space agency official, two Maldivian women, and a businessman. The CBI cleared him in 1995 and since then he has been fighting a legal battle against those he felt had framed him. Last year the Supreme Court appointed a three-member committee headed by Justice DK Jain (retd) to probe if there was a conspiracy among then police officials to falsely implicate Nambinarayanan. The apex court, which went through Jain's report, ordered the CBI to conduct a new probe and the agency registered an FIR against 18 people, including two top former Kerala Police officers. The charges that have been listed against the ex-officers include conspiracy and fabrication of documents. In 1994, Thomas was an IB official posted in Malappuram and was briefly involved in the then probe. Read: The real-life story of Nambi Narayanan, the scientist Madhavan plays in Rocketry Watch: The Har Ghar Tiranga campaign and changes to the flag code on Let Me Explain

The News Minute 14 Aug 2022 2:02 pm

ISRO espionage case: Retired IB officer KV Thomas barred from boarding flight

After completing all procedures, he was stopped at the immigration counter.

The New Indian Express 14 Aug 2022 6:16 am

Women collective demands Internal Complaints Committees at film units

The incident occurred two years ago and the survivor has been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

The New Indian Express 14 Aug 2022 6:15 am

Police issue lookout notice for murderer

An Aadhaar card recovered from the lodge helped identify the suspect.

The New Indian Express 14 Aug 2022 6:14 am

No violence this time, banner war hogs limelight at Maharajas College

The banners were removed on Saturday by the police and KSEB officers as it was tied to electric posts.

The New Indian Express 14 Aug 2022 6:13 am

Laity gives Thazhath an earful, video goes viral

Though the meeting began with the laity raising their concerns regarding the implementation of the uniform Holy Mass, it became very abusive later on.

The New Indian Express 14 Aug 2022 6:13 am

A Gandhian railway station awaits facelift signal

The old railway station, a 120-year-old facility of historical importance, lies abandoned near the High Court junction in a 42-acre jungle, covered by creepers.

The New Indian Express 13 Aug 2022 7:00 am

Lock Dileep fake WhatsApp group: Crime branch takes over investigation

To send letter to WhatsApp nodal officer to gather info about number used to create group

The New Indian Express 13 Aug 2022 6:59 am

Travel any distance for Rs 10 on Kochi Metro on Independence Day

The Kochi Metro has lined up a series of programmes for the public as part of the 75th Independence Day celebrations on Monday.

The New Indian Express 13 Aug 2022 6:57 am

Kottayampolice chief K Karthick gets Centres award for excellence

Kottayam district police chief K Karthick has been selected for Union Home Ministrys award for excellence in crime investigation.

The New Indian Express 13 Aug 2022 6:57 am

Summit of anaesthesiologists begins

Dr M R Rajagopal, director, Institute of Palliative Care Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram, inaugurated the congress.

The New Indian Express 13 Aug 2022 6:56 am

21-year-old hit by railway repair van while crossing track, dies

A 21-year-old college student died after being hit by a railway repair van while crossing a track in Angamaly on Friday morning.

The New Indian Express 13 Aug 2022 6:55 am

Nadan all the way

Passion for food and the prevalant underestimation of Thiruvananthapurams gastronomic heritage spurred Hari S Prasad to turn into a food vlogger.

The New Indian Express 13 Aug 2022 6:48 am

Meet the Food Samaritans!

TNIE catches up with some exciting, offbeat foodie vloggers of Kerala

The New Indian Express 13 Aug 2022 6:47 am

A 4-year-oldsexploration...

And that culinary quest eventually led Biju, 39, to take up food vlogging in 2016. A national cycling champ and businessman, today, Biju is better known as Foodie Kidilolski.

The New Indian Express 13 Aug 2022 6:47 am

Kerala cuisineat its best

Anishya Soman grew up having homely foods. Thani naadan food items, she calls them. And now, settled in Kochi, she is sharing her love for home-cooked meals with the world.

The New Indian Express 13 Aug 2022 6:45 am

Newest airline Akasa makes first Kochi flight

According to an official, the Akasa Air flight 1353 took off from Bengaluru at 11am and landed in Kochi at 12.04pm.

The New Indian Express 13 Aug 2022 6:38 am

Cochin Shipyard ready to build yet another aircraft carrier

42 acres leased from trust | Project expected to be commissioned by 2023

The New Indian Express 12 Aug 2022 7:03 am

Commissioners fake FB account: Probe begins

A case in that regard was registered at the Kochi Cyber police station on Wednesday.

The New Indian Express 12 Aug 2022 7:02 am

Man pours hot bitumen, three suffer burns

Joseph suffered burns on his abdomen and hands while Antony too suffered injuries on his hands.

The New Indian Express 12 Aug 2022 7:01 am

Murder accused still on run

Twenty- four hours have passed since a 35-year-old was stabbed to death in a city hotel, but the accused is still on the run.

The New Indian Express 12 Aug 2022 7:01 am

For a golden Onam

This festive season, deck up your abode in traditionaldesigns to welcome Mahabali

The New Indian Express 12 Aug 2022 6:55 am

Aarppo vrroom...

As Onam nears, automobile firms around the globe have come up with a slew of offers to rev up the market.

The New Indian Express 12 Aug 2022 6:55 am

A rustic viewpoint and local legends

Kerala is abundant with unknown and beautiful spots blessed by nature.

The New Indian Express 12 Aug 2022 6:54 am

Turning anew page

There are 512 libraries affiliated to the Library Council in Ernakulam. Most are traditional spaces, says District Library Council secretary M R Surendran.

The New Indian Express 12 Aug 2022 6:54 am

Economist KK George no more

Economist Prof K K George, 82, passed away at a private hospital in Kochi on Thursday.

The New Indian Express 12 Aug 2022 6:28 am

Announcing holiday for schools was right at the time: IAS Renu Raj

The start to Renu Rajs stint as the second woman collector of Ernakulam district has hardly been the kind she expected.

The New Indian Express 11 Aug 2022 6:56 am

Nod for project to give facelift to Kochis underdeveloped areas

Estimated cost around I5,312 crore; 42.9 hectares of land to be developed in initial phase

The New Indian Express 11 Aug 2022 6:56 am

Inside job traps Ripper

Locking culprits behind bars is often deemed as the ultimate goal of any crime investigation. However, there are times when criminals behind the bars assist sleuths in solving mysteries.

The New Indian Express 11 Aug 2022 6:54 am

Two-wheeler riders death: Suspected truck untraced

Even six days after the incident in which Hashim, a Manjali native, died after his two-wheeler hit a pothole on the national highway at Nedumbassery, the exact cause of death remains unknown.

The New Indian Express 11 Aug 2022 6:54 am

Man stabbed to death near North railway overbridge

A man was stabbed to death following an argument near a waysideeatery under the North Railway bridge on Wednesday.

The New Indian Express 11 Aug 2022 6:54 am

Paintings on the wall

The murals of Mattanchery palace are an artistic marvel, especially the Ramayana stories on the walls of the coronation hall. TNIE dives into the details of what makes them special

The New Indian Express 11 Aug 2022 6:53 am

Art on ears

Anusree Pillai crafts art on clay as fashion accessories. In cottage-core styles, she integrates nature into everyday wearables

The New Indian Express 11 Aug 2022 6:52 am

Rooty rhythm & rah-rah riffs

TNIE captures the reinvigorated zest of ethnic music in Malayalam cinema

The New Indian Express 11 Aug 2022 6:51 am

ED raid at houses of Karuvannur bank fraud accused in Kerala

The officials from the ED unit in Kochi conducted the searches and other details cannot be divulged right now, they said.

The New Indian Express 10 Aug 2022 3:32 pm

Karuvannur bank scam: ED raids houses of five accused in Kerala

Enforcement Directorate It was in 2019 that the Rs 100 crore fraud at the Karuvannur bank, which is controlled by a board whose members are local CPI(M) functionaries, came to light. IANS The Enforcement Directorate of the Kochi zonal office on Wednesday, August 10, began carrying out simultaneous raids at the residences of five accused in the Rs 100 crore fraud at the Thrissur-based Karuvannur Cooperative Bank. Incidentally, four of the five accused whose residences were being raided are out on bail. The ED officials involved in the raids were being guarded by armed CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) personnel. The Karuvannur Cooperative Bank fraud in Thrissur district came to light in 2019, and received media attention in July last year following the suicide of a man allegedly after receiving a notice from the bank for recovering money. The scam received attention again in July this year, following the death of a 70-year-old depositor named Philomena. Her family said they were unable to withdraw money deposited in the bank for her medical treatment after she was hospitalised in June. The Kerala High Court last week directed the Karuvannur bank to stop all payments barring emergency ones, and asked the Pinarayi Vijayan government to prepare a roadmap aimed at paying back the depositors. The bank informed the court that they have only Rs 60 lakh in cash at present, but they have assets which can be sold to pay the depositors. The court also pointed out that of the total deposits of Rs 284 crore, a sum of Rs 142 crore has matured. Meanwhile, the Congress-led opposition has demanded a CBI probe into the bank fraud. It was in 2019 that the Rs 100 crore fraud at the Karuvannur bank, which is controlled by a board whose members are local CPI(M) functionaries, came to light. The fraud involved fake signatures, benami transactions and remortgaged properties. Four CPI(M) leaders who were allegedly involved in the fraud were expelled from the party after the scam came to light and disciplinary action was taken against others. Read: How a multi-crore cooperative bank scam in Kerala has shattered lives of depositors

The News Minute 10 Aug 2022 2:50 pm

Phishers tempt public with instant loan offers

After fake loan apps, cyber fraudsters have now switched to phishing by circulating SMS in the name of a Wayanad-based cooperative bank promising instant loans.

The New Indian Express 10 Aug 2022 7:10 am

Vlogger promotes ganja abuse, arrested

Excise on Tuesday arrested a vlogger who allegedly promoted abuse of ganja through his YouTube channel.

The New Indian Express 10 Aug 2022 7:10 am

Ernakulam accounts for 15% of road accidents in Kerala

Elangovan said multisector intervention is needed to tackle the issue.

The New Indian Express 10 Aug 2022 7:09 am

Gold smuggling racket: Torture specialists used to extract info from abducted

They ensure people kidnapped by gold smuggling rackets stay alive or do not pass out during interrogation that usually runs for days

The New Indian Express 10 Aug 2022 7:08 am

Cops to educate elderly against cyber frauds

Many people are falling prey to online fraudsters who access their bank details, passwords and OTPs and steal their hard-earned money.

The New Indian Express 10 Aug 2022 7:08 am

Riot of colours

Vivid hues gain language, expression, emotion and life in Anusajs frames. As the subject changes, they gain new meanings

The New Indian Express 10 Aug 2022 6:59 am

Thomas Isaac, Kafka & a Freudian slip

ast weekend, our Kochi office hosted former Kerala finance minister Thomas Isaac as part of the Express Dialogues series.

The New Indian Express 10 Aug 2022 6:58 am