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PM Modi to inaugurate Kollam bypass today: Everything you need to know

The bypass, by now popularly called the Kollam bypass, is a two-lane, 13 km stretch built at a cost of Rs 352 crores from Mevaram to Kavanad in Kollam district of the state.

On fireworks, detailed rules on paper, several court orders

The temple fireworks display in Kerala that killed over 100 went ahead without permission, and with the blessings of politicians.


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Kerala officers speak truth to power: Victims are the VIPs, not Modi or Rahul

Kollam fire: Puttingal Devi temple sticks to tradition, re-opens on 7th day

The Tantri (Chief priest) Unnikrishnan Namboothiri opened the sanctum sanctorum at 4.00 AM.

Kollam officer at centre of row is from family of civil servants: She sticks to rulebook, says Collector’s father

Shainamol doesn’t need to look far for support — she has a family of powerful civil servants to lean on.

Kollam temple fire: After DGP, health chief says PM Modi, Rahul visits to burns ICU were ‘unwarranted’

Modi and Congress leader Gandhi visited the patients separately on Sunday at a time when seven of eight patients admitted in the ICU were in “the most critical condition".


PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi's presence didn't hamper rescue work, says Chandy

"National leaders like PM or Rahul Gandhi or Sitaram Yechury coming did not hamper rescue work, it was big relief for people," said Chandy.

Kerala DGP says he had objected to visits of PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi during rescue-relief work in Kollam

The entire police department was busy in rescue and relief work and the visits by Modi and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi meant that they had to ensure their “safety and security” as well.

Kollam temple fire: One more victim dies, death toll rises to 114

The government would hold an all-party meeting on Thursday afternoon to discuss about bringing in restrictions for fireworks display in places of worship.

Kerala fire tragedy: Seven temple officials surrender, Police grill them   

The fire incident took place at the 500-year-old Devi Temple at Puttingal of Paravur municipality in Kollam, where a fireworks show is part of the annual festival

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PM Narendra Modi visits site of Kerala temple fire that killed over 100 people

Kerala Police on Monday detained five people who were involved in conducting the firework display after a huge fire broke out at Puttingal temple at Paravaur (Kollam District), Kerala early Sunday morning.

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Video Of Temple Fire In Kollam, Kerala

Over the six weeks leading up to the Kollam fire disaster, officials at every level recommended denial of permission to the Puttingal temple for the fireworks show, and a day before it, banned the display. The powerful temple administration simply ignored the order, helped along by local politicians with an eye on elections. – See […]

Kerala: Last rites of Lance Naik Sudeesh B performed

Kollam, Feb 16 (ANI): The last rites of Lance Naik Sudeesh B, who was buried under the February 3 Siachen avalanche, were held at his native town Kollam in Kerala on Tuesday. The bodies of nine soldiers of Madras regiment, who were buried alive under the glacier, were flown to the national capital on Monday.