Day: January 1, 2019

Sharing the spirit of new beginnings

Sharing the spirit of new beginnings

State
Updates from :  the Hindu : Revellers flock to tourist destinations as hotels celebrate with a variety of programmes The State capital pulled out all the stops on Monday to ring in the New Year and put behind the scars caused by the recent floods. Revellers flocked to the famed tourist destinations to party hard until the turn of midnight and beyond. Along expected lines, Kovalam and Varkala, the hot spots of the festivities, witnessed huge crowds with many thronging the beaches as early as afternoon. Lavish fare at hotels Hotels and resorts lined up a variety of programmes aimed at catering to various cross-sections with varying budgets. While hotels, including those in the city, offered gala dinners, there were also a wide variety of accompanying entertainment, includ
Water Metro to start sailing in December this year

Water Metro to start sailing in December this year

State
Updates from :  the Hindu : Fleet of 78 air-conditioned ferries to be operated on solar power by 2021; special card planned to encourage tourists to use Water Metro A total of 23 air-conditioned ferries that can carry 100 passengers will commence operation in December 2019 under the Rs. 750-crore Water Metro project, linking 19 boat terminals in the Greater Kochi area, Kochi Metro Rail Limited managing director A.P.M. Mohammed Hanish said. The rest of the 55 ferries, each with a passenger capacity of 50, will be introduced by 2020-end under the project which is the first of its kind in Asia. The ferries will thus traverse over 76 km, covering 16 routes in the backwaters surrounding Kochi, primarily benefiting people residing in islands and the coastal belt with
30 lakh reapply for inclusion in NRC

30 lakh reapply for inclusion in NRC

National
Updates from :  the Hindu : Exercise of claims ends; 600 objections have been filed About 30 lakh of the 40.07 lakh people left out of the final draft of the updated National Register of Citizens (NRC) published five months ago have applied again for inclusion during the claims and objections round that ended on Monday. During the phase, 600 objections also came in from those who doubted the citizenship of others included in the draft. Deadline extended The window for 40.07 lakh of the 3.29 crore applicants excluded from the complete draft was opened on September 25. It was to have closed on December 15, but the Supreme Court, which is monitoring the exercise, extended the last day to December 31 after the Assam government said the panchayat election, held on December 5 an
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