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Locals protest with nine days to go for demolition of Kochi flats

Earlier, the authorities had decided to carry out ‘controlled implosion’ to bring down about 10 lakh sq feet concrete structures. Experts say controlled implosion is an accepted demolition technique in which explosives will be placed on strategic spots of structures and ignited to raze within its perimeters.
Local people living around the building complex in Kochi said their dwellings had developed cracks and they would deteriorate further after the explosion. They have started a hunger strike against the district authorities for ignoring their safety concerns.(PTI PHOTO.)
Local people living around the building complex in Kochi said their dwellings had developed cracks and they would deteriorate further after the explosion. They have started a hunger strike against the district authorities for ignoring their safety concerns.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Jan 02, 2020 06:35 PM IST
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Thank you all, says Norwegian woman in FB post after being ordered to leave India

The FRRO had summoned 74-year-old Janne Mette-Johannson on Thursday, and questioned her about being present in an anti-CAA protest in Kochi.
Janne Mette-Johannson at the anti-CAA protest on Monday.(Facebook/Janne Mette-Johannson)
Janne Mette-Johannson at the anti-CAA protest on Monday.(Facebook/Janne Mette-Johannson)
Updated on Aug 12, 2020 10:12 PM IST
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Norwegian tourist who joined anti-CAA protest in Kochi ordered to leave India

During questioning, Johannson reportedly said she had approached a local police station in Kochi and told about her intention to participate in the rally and they verbally gave her the go-ahead.
Janne Mette-Johannson at the anti-CAA protests in Kochi on December 23.(Facebook/Janne Mette-Johannson)
Janne Mette-Johannson at the anti-CAA protests in Kochi on December 23.(Facebook/Janne Mette-Johannson)
Updated on Dec 27, 2019 12:30 PM IST
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HTLS 2019: Cdr Abhilash Tomy, hero’s journey around the world in five months

After sailing dinghies competitively for a few years, he started ocean sailing with a voyage on the Ericsson 1 from Kochi to Mumbai which was followed by a tenure with the Volvo Ocean Race as the Yacht Services Manager for its stopover at Kochi in 2008.
Cdr Abhilash Tomy is one of the most decorated sailors from India.(Illustration: Mohit Suneja)
Cdr Abhilash Tomy is one of the most decorated sailors from India.(Illustration: Mohit Suneja)
Updated on Dec 06, 2019 09:21 AM IST
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Women were there, but not in cockpit, says first naval pilot Shivangi

After earning her wings two days before the Navy Day on Wednesday, Shivangi said she was happy with her achievement.
Sub-lieutenant Shivangi, who was born in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, will be flying the Dornier surveillance aircraft of the Indian Navy. (ANI photo)
Sub-lieutenant Shivangi, who was born in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, will be flying the Dornier surveillance aircraft of the Indian Navy. (ANI photo)
Updated on Jul 31, 2020 09:12 PM IST
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Kerala woman raped and murdered, migrant worker held

The arrested man is a migrant worker from Assam, police said. He allegedly mutilated the face of the victim with a spade after raping her.
A 42-year-old woman was allegedly raped and murdered in Perumbavaoor, near Kochi,(Representative Image)
A 42-year-old woman was allegedly raped and murdered in Perumbavaoor, near Kochi,(Representative Image)
Updated on Nov 28, 2019 01:43 AM IST
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Court sentences six for terror attack plot

Manseed Mohamed, Swaliah Mohammed, M Ramshad, P Safvan and Haja Moideen and Rashid Ali were convicted on Monday while the seventh accused, Jasim NK, was acquitted.
A National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Kochi on Wednesday awarded prison terms of three to 14 years to six people. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/Vetta)
A National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Kochi on Wednesday awarded prison terms of three to 14 years to six people. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/Vetta)
Updated on Nov 28, 2019 12:25 AM IST
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Court convicts 6 for plotting terror strike

The case came to light in 2016, when NIA raided a hideout in northern Kerala’s Kannur and busted an alleged plan to carry out a series of attacks in Kerala and other states.
A National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Kerala’s Kochi on Monday found six persons guilty of hatching a conspiracy to carry out terror strikes in the state and beyond its borders. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/Vetta)
A National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Kerala’s Kochi on Monday found six persons guilty of hatching a conspiracy to carry out terror strikes in the state and beyond its borders. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/Vetta)
Updated on Nov 26, 2019 03:02 AM IST
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Supreme Court to hear review pleas of Kochi flat owners

The Kerala government informed the top court that a one-member committee headed by Justice (retd) Balakrishnan Nair had received 274 claim petitions from 279 flats owners till November 15 and they have to disburse 61.50 crore.
Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear in open court the review pleas of Kochi’s Maradu flat owners seeking appropriate relief from builders for demolition of their flats constructed in violation of the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) norms.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)
Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear in open court the review pleas of Kochi’s Maradu flat owners seeking appropriate relief from builders for demolition of their flats constructed in violation of the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) norms.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 23, 2019 01:33 AM IST
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No more daytime flights as Kochi airport work is set to begin

Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) has started the preparatory work for the project well in advance and thereby ensured the minimal cancellation of services with the co-operation of the airlines, the statement said.
Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) T3 airport in Kochi.(PTI Photo)
Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) T3 airport in Kochi.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 18, 2019 08:59 PM IST
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Kochi flats built in violation of CRZ norms to be razed by January 12

Earlier authorities had decided to carry out ‘controlled implosion’ to bring down the huge concrete structures spreading over 8 lakh square feet and shortlisted two firms for this. Experts say controlled implosion is an accepted demolition technique in which explosives are placed on strategic spots of high-rise buildings and ignited to raze structures within its perimeters.
The Alfa Serene Apartments were built on the coastal zone in Kochi. The Alpha Serene Apartments will be razed first and the demolition of the others will be completed in about two days.(PTI PHOTO.)
The Alfa Serene Apartments were built on the coastal zone in Kochi. The Alpha Serene Apartments will be razed first and the demolition of the others will be completed in about two days.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Nov 11, 2019 06:46 PM IST
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Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani sprinkle some star dust on the opening ceremony of ISL 2019, watch video

Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani performed at the opening ceremony of the Indian Super League 2019.
Disha Patani and Tiger Shroff during the opening ceremony of ISL 2019.
Disha Patani and Tiger Shroff during the opening ceremony of ISL 2019.
Updated on Oct 21, 2019 01:03 PM IST
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Ogbeche the hero as Kerala Blasters strike down ATK in ISL opener

Carl McHugh had put ATK ahead with an absolute stunner in the sixth minute but the hosts, egged on by a vociferous crowd, hit back with two goals from new signing Bartholomew Ogbeche in the first half itself.
Bartholomew Ogbeche celebrates.(Twitter)
Bartholomew Ogbeche celebrates.(Twitter)
Updated on Oct 20, 2019 11:37 PM IST
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ATK duo Anas Edathodika, Jobby Justin to miss homecoming in ISL opener

The two new ATK signings will remain unavailable to be selected as the duo serve out their respective carried forward suspensions.
A file photo of defender Anas Edathodika.(Twitter)
A file photo of defender Anas Edathodika.(Twitter)
Updated on Oct 18, 2019 04:39 PM IST
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150 kg heroin from Pakistan seized, fifth haul in 3 months

They added that in the latest case Indian security agencies detected the boat on September 30 about 500 nautical miles or 926 km off the Kochi coast.
Officials said that the seizures of narcotics from the IOR is a matter of concern for New Delhi.(HT image)
Officials said that the seizures of narcotics from the IOR is a matter of concern for New Delhi.(HT image)
Updated on Oct 07, 2019 05:37 AM IST
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Deadline for Kochi flat owners extended by six hours

“The deadline ended at 6 pm on Thursday but it was extended to 12 am on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday,” said Kochi sub collector Snehil Kumar Singh who is supervising the demolition process.
A view of Alfa Serene Apartments at Marad built on the coastal zone, in Kochi. The Supreme Court has ordered demolition of flats built on the coastal zone of Kochi’s Maradu.(Photo: PTI)
A view of Alfa Serene Apartments at Marad built on the coastal zone, in Kochi. The Supreme Court has ordered demolition of flats built on the coastal zone of Kochi’s Maradu.(Photo: PTI)
Published on Oct 03, 2019 10:23 PM IST
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Kerala says no demolitions for CRZ violations now after Kochi, assures Vembanad lake properties

The state government had last week filed an affidavit in the High Court in another case related to growing pollution in Vembanad Lake saying that it issued notices to 625 waterfront properties for violating CRZ norms including 383 buildings in Ernakualm, 212 in Alappuzha and 30 buildings in Kottayam.
The Kerala government has said that it has no plan to demolish any other buildings for now after Kochi flats for CRZ violations(PTI Photo/File)
The Kerala government has said that it has no plan to demolish any other buildings for now after Kochi flats for CRZ violations(PTI Photo/File)
Updated on Oct 03, 2019 07:35 PM IST
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Kochi flats to be demolished by controlled implosion, locals worried about environmental impact

Locals staying near flats are a worried lot, saying a proper environmental impact study was not done and they fear high-intensity implosions may affect nearby structures also.
A view of Alfa Serene Apartments at Marad built on the coastal zone, in Kochi. The Supreme Court has ordered demolition of flats built on the coastal zone of Kochi's Maradu.(PTI)
A view of Alfa Serene Apartments at Marad built on the coastal zone, in Kochi. The Supreme Court has ordered demolition of flats built on the coastal zone of Kochi's Maradu.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 01, 2019 01:31 PM IST
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Kochi flat residents begin hunger strike against their eviction

The Supreme Court has directed the state authorities to evict the residents of the Kochi flats by October 3.
Residents of the Maradu flats in Kerala’s Kochi have began a hunger strike to protest their eviction.(Photo: ANI/Twitter)
Residents of the Maradu flats in Kerala’s Kochi have began a hunger strike to protest their eviction.(Photo: ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Sep 29, 2019 04:31 PM IST
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Eviction of Kochi flats to begin on Sunday, says government

The residents protested saying they require more time for shifting. “We are ready to leave.But we have certain conditions,” a representative of the flat owners said.
Residents of various flats at Maradu, which have been ordered to be demolished by the Supreme Court, stage a protest in front of Holy Faith apartment, in Kochi.(PTI Photo)
Residents of various flats at Maradu, which have been ordered to be demolished by the Supreme Court, stage a protest in front of Holy Faith apartment, in Kochi.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 29, 2019 01:14 AM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times at 1 PM: Rahul Gandhi backs Sharad Pawar and all the latest news at this hour

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 1 PM curated for you. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Updated on Sep 27, 2019 01:02 PM IST
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With ‘regret’, Kerala govt cuts off power to Kochi’s 357 illegal flats, plan out demolition

The power supply was discontinued in the early hours amid protests by the residents of flats that face demolition following the Supreme Court order.
Power supply to four apartment complexes in Kochi that violated coastal regulation zone guidelines has been cut off.(HT Photo)
Power supply to four apartment complexes in Kochi that violated coastal regulation zone guidelines has been cut off.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 12:59 PM IST
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Maradu flat demolition row: Power, water supply to be cut

The Maradu municipality issued a fresh notice to occupants of the flats saying both water and power connections would be cut in two days and advised them to shift at the earliest. But the residents stood their ground saying they will not shift on their own.
Kochi: Residents of various flats at Maradu, which have been ordered to be demolished by the Supreme Court, stage a protest in front of Holy Faith apartment, in Kochi, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. The Supreme Court had on Sept. 6 ordered the demolition of illegal flats in Kochi's Maradu Panchayat by Sept. 20 for violation of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules.(PTI)
Kochi: Residents of various flats at Maradu, which have been ordered to be demolished by the Supreme Court, stage a protest in front of Holy Faith apartment, in Kochi, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. The Supreme Court had on Sept. 6 ordered the demolition of illegal flats in Kochi's Maradu Panchayat by Sept. 20 for violation of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules.(PTI)
Published on Sep 26, 2019 02:04 AM IST
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Kerala Govt to book builders of Kochi flats scheduled for demolition

The Maradu municipality issued a fresh notice to occupants of the flats saying both water and power connections would be cut in two days and advised them to shift at the earliest. But the residents stood their ground saying they will not shift on their own.
Kochi: Residents of various flats at Maradu, which have been ordered to be demolished by the Supreme Court, stage a protest in front of Holy Faith apartment, in Kochi, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. The Supreme Court had on Sept. 6 ordered the demolition of illegal flats in Kochi's Maradu Panchayat by Sept. 20 for violation of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules.(PTI)
Kochi: Residents of various flats at Maradu, which have been ordered to be demolished by the Supreme Court, stage a protest in front of Holy Faith apartment, in Kochi, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. The Supreme Court had on Sept. 6 ordered the demolition of illegal flats in Kochi's Maradu Panchayat by Sept. 20 for violation of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 02:47 AM IST
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After SC rap, Kerala govt to snap water, power lines to 357 Kochi flats

The Maradu municipality, where these flat complexes are situated, has decided to cut power and water supply to the flats to wear out occupants who refuse to shift.
The state government has appointed a young IAS officer Snehil Kumar to oversee the eviction and demolition process.(HT Photo)
The state government has appointed a young IAS officer Snehil Kumar to oversee the eviction and demolition process.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2019 12:14 PM IST
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Kochi flats demolition: Supreme Court pulls up Kerala govt for not following orders

The Supreme Court had ordered the demolition of 357 waterfront flats in Maradu area of Kochi, housing nearly 1,500 people, in May.
Updated on Sep 23, 2019 05:36 PM IST
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‘Will implement verdict on Kochi flats’: Kerala govt files affidavit in Supreme Court

The affidavit signed by state chief secretary Tom Jose said the government was bound to implement the apex court verdict and listed various steps taken to implement its order.
The affidavit said the Maradu municipal corporation had given eviction notices to all occupants and invited tenders to carry out demolition of these flats.(HT Photo)
The affidavit said the Maradu municipal corporation had given eviction notices to all occupants and invited tenders to carry out demolition of these flats.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 20, 2019 05:48 PM IST
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Kochi flats demolition issue: Kerala govt to submit affidavit as SC deadline ends today

The Supreme Court had pulled up the state government for not implementing its previous order and directed it to demolish 357 flats, housing nearly 1,500 people, at Maradu near Kochi by September 20.
The Maradu municipality had given notices to the flat owners two weeks ago to vacate their flats but they refused to move out, saying they have no place to shift.(HT Photo)
The Maradu municipality had given notices to the flat owners two weeks ago to vacate their flats but they refused to move out, saying they have no place to shift.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 20, 2019 02:38 PM IST
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‘Nowhere to go,’ say Kochi flat owners as Supreme Court deadline to demolish 357 flats nears

The Supreme Court has ordered the demolition of 357 flats in Maradu near Kerala’s Kochi for flouting the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) guidelines
The Supreme Court has set the September 20 deadline for 357 flats in Kochi to be demolished for flouting coastal area regulations.((Representative image/HT PHOTO))
The Supreme Court has set the September 20 deadline for 357 flats in Kochi to be demolished for flouting coastal area regulations.((Representative image/HT PHOTO))
Updated on Sep 19, 2019 02:30 PM IST
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Chennai-Bengaluru industrial corridor to be extended to Kochi, says Kerala CM

State principal secretary industries K Elangovan said the state will include food processing units, electronic manufacturing joints, farm-based industry and traditional manufacturing units in the proposed cluster.
State principal secretary industries K Elangovan said the state will include food processing units, electronic manufacturing joints, farm-based industry and traditional manufacturing units in the proposed cluster.(HT image)
State principal secretary industries K Elangovan said the state will include food processing units, electronic manufacturing joints, farm-based industry and traditional manufacturing units in the proposed cluster.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 18, 2019 06:36 PM IST
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