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Southern Naval officers demonstrate to mark Navy Day, in Kochi.

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Southern Naval Command display their operational demonstrations on INS Tarangini to mark Navy Day, in Kochi.

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Swapna Suresh (L) and Sarith (R), accused in gold smuggling case, being taken to ACJM special court in Kochi.

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View of Cochin Shipyard Limited after Basin Trials of Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) were sucessfully conducted, in Kochi.

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A man reads a Malayalam language newspaper that has the demise of Diego Maradona as the lead news in Kochi. Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who scored the “Hand of God” goal in 1986 and led his country to that year's World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was 60.

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A cat naps early morning inside a driving school bus parked overnight near a playground in Kochi, Kerala.

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Daily wage laborers wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus wait to be hired for work by a roadside in Kochi, Kerala state. India's total number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began crossed 9 million on Friday.

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People wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus take a morning walk past a high-rise residential complex in Kochi, Kerala state.

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Pepople wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus wait for bus transport in Kochi. India's total number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began crossed 9 million on Friday.

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Applicants wearing masks and gloves as a precaution against COVID-19 keep physical distancing as they line up for a driving test in Kochi, Kerala state. A country of nearly 1.4 billion people, India is the world's second most coronavirus affected country after the United States.

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Suspended IAS officer M Sivasankar being taken to ACJM special court in connection with the Kerala gold smuggling case, in Kochi.

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Kerala Higher Education Minister KT Jaleel arrives to appear before the Customs sleuths in connection with the alleged violation of laws in accepting consignments of Holy Quran imported by UAE consulate officials, in Kochi.

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Police uses water cannons to disperse Yuva Morcha activist protesting against Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, in Kochi.

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Yuva Morcha activist detained by police during their protest demanding the resignation of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, in Kochi.

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Suspended IAS officer M Sivasankar being taken to ACJM special court in connection to the Kerala gold smuggling case, in Kochi.

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Youth Congress workers detained by police during their protest demanding the resignation of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, in Kochi.

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Youth Congress workers detained by police during their protest demanding the resignation of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, in Kochi.

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BJP activists protest demanding resignation of Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, in Kochi.

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Suspended IAS officer M Sivasankar being taken to ACJM special court in connection to the Kerala gold smuggling case, in Kochi.

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Suspended IAS officer M Sivasankar being taken into custody by Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning in connection to the Kerala gold smuggling case, in Kochi.

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India's first seaplane lands at Kochi Lake for refueling, ahead of its inauguration in Gujarat, in Kochi.

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(l-R) Indian Union Muslim League General Secretary PK Kunhalikutty, Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala, KPCC President Mullappally Ramachandran and UDF convener MM Hassan during UDF High-Level Committee meeting to discuss election preparations for local bodies, in Kochi.

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BJP workers carry a coffin during a protest demanding for the arrest of those who were responsible for the death of a COVID-19 patient due to alleged medical malpractice at Government Medical College, in Kochi. A few days ago, a nursing officer was suspended from the hospital for saying that a patient named Harris had died because the nurses who attended to him did not attach his ventilator tubes properly.

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Rear Admiral Antony George, Chief Staff Officer (Training) of Southern Naval Command presents awards at a passing out ceremony at INS Garuda, Kochi. Lieutenant Divya Sharma, Lt Shubhangi Swaroop and Lt Shivangi, who graduated as fully operational Maritime Reconnaissance (MR) Pilots at the ceremony, are now ready to take on all MR missions on Dornier aircraft.

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Youth Congress workers stage a protest demanding immediate arrest of those who were responsible for the death of a COVID-19 patient due to alleged medical malpractice at Government Medical College, in Kochi.

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Suraj Venjaramoodu poses for a photograph, in Kochi. Venjaramoodu won the Best Actor award during the Kerala State film awards 2020.

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Former principal secretary to Kerala chief minister M Sivasankar arrives at custom's office for questioning in connection to the Kerala gold smuggling case, in Kochi.

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India Navy's aircraft carrier INS Vikrant being shifted to Ernakulam Wharf due to dredging works at Cochin Shipyard, in Kochi.

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Mangled remains of a naval power glider after a crash during a routine training sortie near Thoppumpady bridge, in Kochi. Two Navy personnel died in the mishap.

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Mangled remains of a naval power glider after a crash during a routine training sortie near Thoppumpady bridge, in Kochi. Two Navy personnel died in the mishap.

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A man on a scooter, wearing a mask as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus, asks for directions in Kochi, Kerala.

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Policemen keep watch after the state government imposed prohibitory orders in the wake of rising coronavirus cases in Kochi, Kerala. India has crossed 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, putting the country's toll at nearly 10% of the global fatalities and behind only the United States and Brazil.

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Subhani Haja Moideen, an Islamic State recruit, guilty of joining the terrorist organisation and waging war against the Government of Iraq, after sentencing by NIA's special court, in Kochi.

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Gold smuggling accused Swapna Suresh being transferred from NIA court to Kakkanad jail, in Kochi.

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Locals stage a protest, demanding the construction of the sea wall, at Chellanam in Kochi.

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Police personnel use water cannons to disperse BJP workers during a protest, demanding the resignation of Kerala Minister K.T Jaleel over his alleged involvement in gold smuggling case, in Kochi.

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NIA officials escort Swapna Suresh, a key accused in the high-profile Kerala gold smuggling case, after she was produced in a special NIA court in Kochi. The court sent her to four-day custody.

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Sub Lt. Riti Singh and Sub Lt. Kumudini Tyagi, the first women airborne tacticians who will operate from deck of warships, after they passed out of Indian Navy's Observer Course, at Southern Naval Command, Kochi.

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An electric pole hangs close to a street after heavy rainfall, at Edathala in Kochi.

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Alleged al Qaeda terrorists (L-R) Abu Sufiyan, Murshid Hasan and Mosaref Hossen after being arrested by National Investigation Agency (NIA). NIA on Saturday arrested nine al Qaeda terrorists planning attacks in several places in the country.

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Police personnel detain Indian Youth Congress activists during a protest, demanding the resignation of Kerala Minister KT Jaleel over his alleged involvement in the gold smuggling case, in Kochi.

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Alleged al Qaeda terrorists (L-R) Abu Sufiyan, Murshid Hasan and Mosaref Hossen after being arrested by National Investigation Agency (NIA). NIA on Saturday arrested nine al Qaeda terrorists planning attacks in several places in the country.

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Police personnel use water cannon to disperse Kerala Students Union (KSU) activists during a protest, demanding the resignation of Kerala Minister KT Jaleel over his alleged involvement in the gold smuggling case, in Kochi.

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Mahila Morcha and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists stage a protest demanding the resignation of Kerala Minister KT Jaleel over his alleged involvement in the gold smuggling case, in Kochi.

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Police detain a Yuva Morcha activist during a protest demanding the resignation of Kerala Higher Education Minister KT Jaleel, in Kochi.

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Rain clouds are seen behind a statue on the banks of the Periyar river in Kochi, Kerala state.

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Onam fish rangoli by a fisherman, in Kochi.

Onam fish rangoli by a fisherman, in Kochi.

Onam fish rangoli by a fisherman, in Kochi.

Onam fish rangoli by a fisherman, in Kochi.

Onam fish rangoli by a fisherman, in Kochi.

Onam fish rangoli by a fisherman, in Kochi.

Onam fish rangoli by a fisherman, in Kochi.

Onam fish rangoli by a fisherman, in Kochi.

Onam fish rangoli by a fisherman, in Kochi.

Onam fish rangoli by a fisherman, in Kochi.

Onam fish rangoli by a fisherman, in Kochi.

Police detains BJP activists protesting against alleged conspiracy in connection with a fire incident in the Secretariat building, in Kochi.

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INS Sarvekshak decorated on the occasion of 74th Independence Day, in Kochi.

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Indian Navy personnel celebrate 74th Independence Day, in Kochi.

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A man attempts to open an umbrella during a stormy weather as sea water enters Chellanam area following heavy rainfall, in Kochi.

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People wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus stand outside a closed shop during heavy rainfall in Kochi.

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A man rides his scooter during heavy rainfall in Kochi, Kerala.

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A man wearing a mask as a precaution against the coronavirus pedals his rickshaw during heavy rainfall in Kochi, Kerala.

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Vehicles move through a waterlogged street during heavy rainfall in Kochi, Kerala. A mudslide triggered by heavy monsoon rain and flooding killed at least five people in the state on Friday, police said.

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A man wades through a flood affected area during heavy rainfall, in Kochi.

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Locals wade through a flood affected area during heavy rainfall, in Kochi.

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Vehicles ply on a waterlogged road after heavy rains in Kochi. The IMD has issued a red alert for Idukki, Malappuram and Wayanad and orange alert for all other districts except Thiruvanathapuram and Kollam for Friday.

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A devotee near the flooded Aluva Shiva Temple after heavy rains in Kochi. The entire district was put on red alert for extremely heavy rainfall.

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Devotees light lamps at a Ram temple to mark the Bhoomi Poojan for the construction of Ayodhya's Ram Mandir, in Kochi.

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Farmers transplant paddy saplings in a field during rain, in Kochi. The Indian Meteorological department has issued orange alert for six districts in Kerala.

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Swapna Suresh (in black), one of the two accused in the Kerala gold smuggling case, arrives for a medical check-up at Ernakulam Government General Hospital, in Kochi. Two accused in the high-profile Kerala gold smuggling case, Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair, were today sent to five-day custody of the Customs Department by a Kochi court.

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Sandeep Nair (in black), one of the two accused in the Kerala gold smuggling case, arrives for a medical check-up at Ernakulam Government General Hospital, in Kochi. Two accused in the high-profile Kerala gold smuggling case, Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair, were today sent to five-day custody of the Customs Department by a Kochi court.

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M Sivasankar, former Principal Secretary to Kerala Chief Minister, arrives at National Investigation Agency (NIA) office for further interrogation in the high-profile Kerala gold smuggling case, in Kochi.

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A man carries a refrigerator containing a preserved human heart, transported via Pawan Hans helicopter from Thiruvananthapuram, for immediate organ transplant of a patient, in Kochi.

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A man walks along Njarakkal beach as sea waves crash ashore during monsoon season, in Kochi.

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Dr Mary Anitha (L), a social worker, handovers six-month-old baby Unni to his parents, in Kochi. Anitha started taking care of the baby after both the parents tested postive for COVID-19.

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Accused in Kerala gold smuggling case, Sandeep Nair, being taken by police after a hearing at a special court, in Kochi.

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Accused in Kerala gold smuggling case, Swapna Suresh, being taken by police after a hearing at a special court, in Kochi. The NIA had on Saturday had taken into custody Suresh and Nair, both of whom were on the run, in connection with the bid to smuggle over 30 kg of gold using diplomatic channels through the Thiruvananthapuram international airport.

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Police personnel baton charge on a Congress party worker during a protest against Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair, accused in Kerala gold smuggling case, in Kochi. The two key accused were brought to the state on Sunday, a day after being taken into custody by the NIA in Bengaluru.

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Air Cargo Association member Hari Raj (L) leaves after being interrogated by the customs department in connection with Kerala gold smuggling case, in Kochi.

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Police personnel produce Sarith, accused in gold smuggling case, at a special court in Kochi.

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Youth Congress activists hold pictures of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan (C), former UAE consulate officer Swapna Suresh (L), and State IT Secretary M Sivasankar (R) during a protest over the Kerala gold smuggling case, in Kochi.

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Custom officials produce Sarith, a former staff of the UAE consulate office, before the Magistrate of an economic offence court in connection with the Kerala gold smuggling case, in Kochi.

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Congress MP Hibi Eden leads a protest march against the fuel price hike, in Kochi.

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Indian Naval Ship Kesari arrives at a port after 55 days of deployment to the Southern Indian Ocean region as part of ‘Mission Sagar, in Kochi.

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People participate in a yoga session and awareness camp on the occasion of International Yoga Day, at Sri Ramakrishna Sevasramam in Kochi.

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Passengers arrive from Jeddah via Air India flight at Kochi International Airport, as part of an evacuation operation due to closure of commercial air services amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Kochi.

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Migrants wait to travel to native places in Bengal, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, at Thodupuzha in Kochi.

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Devotees worship from outside a temple that remains closed to devotees due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Kochi, Kerala. India is reopening its restaurants, shopping malls and religious places in most of its states after a more than 2-month-old lockdown even as the country continues to witness a worrying rise in new coronavirus infections.

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A worker sanitizes Thirumala Devaswam temple ahead of its re-opening, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Kochi.

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People stand holding umbrellas during monsoon rains amid the coronavirus pandemic in Kochi, Kerala state. India which surpasses Italy as the sixth worst-hit by the coronavirus caseload is trying to contain the chain of transmission while allowing social and economic activity to resume.

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Migrant workers from West Bengal state, wait after queueing up overnight on a roadside pavement to register for home bound trains in Kochi, in the southern Indian state of Kerala.

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Philippine Naval Ship BRP Ramon Alcaraz experienced an incident of fire on board during the return passage while carrying stranded Philippine nationals amid its visit to Kochi from 06 to 08 May. Technical teams from Naval Ship Repair Yard, Kochi and Philippine crew undertook repair work and rendered the ship sea-worthy within 10 days.

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A man leaves after buying liquor bottles from a wine shop, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Kochi.

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A man leaves after buying liquor bottles from a wine shop, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Kochi. Liquor shops opened in Kerala after a gap of two months.

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School children wearing masks wash their hands and get their temperatures checked as they arrive to appear for state board examination during the coronavirus pandemic in Kochi, Kerala state.

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School children wearing masks get their hands sanitized and temperatures checked as they arrive to appear for state board examination during the coronavirus pandemic in Kochi, Kerala state.

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School children wearing masks line up to get their hands sanitized and temperatures checked as they arrive to appear for state board examination during the coronavirus pandemic in Kochi, Kerala state.

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Passengers arrive from Muscat by an Air India flight at Kochi International Airport, as part of government's 'Vande Bharat' mission, an evacuation operation due to closure of commercial air services amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Kochi.

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