Kochi SmartCity gets bigger

Kochi , May 4

Holiday Group, one of the joint developers of SmartCity Kochi, on Wednesday began construction of its 14.37 lakh square feet IT tower that will have offer office spaces for the IT/ITES sector along with supporting retail establishments that offer a wholesome working environment for employees at the Smart City.

Prakash Raj is a powerhouse performer: Taapsee

Mumbai , May 4

Actress Taapsee Pannu finds actor Prakash Raj a powerhouse performer. The two worked in Telugu films like "Mr. Perfect" and "Vastadu Naa Raju". And now, she will be seen as the lead actress in his Hindi directorial debut.

Rasika Dugal very excited about Malayalam debut

Chennai , May 4

Known for her work in path-breaking films such as "Kshay" and "Qissa", actress Rasika Dugal is stoked about the release of forthcoming Malayalam actioner "Kammati Paadam" in which she has worked with Dulquer Salmaan.

Four cases of sexual exploitation filed in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram , May 4

Even as the Kerala Police scrambles to solve the brutal rape and murder of 27-year-old Jisha, a poor law student, near Ernakulam town, four new cases of sexual assault were registered in different parts of the state on Wednesday.

Nearly 20 percent of alcohol samples found adulterated, misbranded

New Delhi , May 4

Nearly 20 percent of analysed alcohol samples from across the country were found to be either adulterated or misbranded in 2014-15, with a much higher incidence in states like Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, as per official data.