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Nehru Boat Race enthralls thousands


August 11th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha, Aug 11 (IANS) There was not an inch of space on either bank of the Punnamada lake as thousands watched the 60th edition of the Nehru Boat ... Read more...

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Nehru Boat Race to herald Kerala’s new tourist season


August 4th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala) Aug 4 (IANS) They're 120 to 140 feet long, are manned by 120 oarsmen and have attracted global attention. When they race furiously through the backwaters ... Read more...

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Silly travellers, check out India first: Purab Kohli


November 9th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Cheap airfares, affordable stay arrangements and attractive packages have been drawing out Indian travellers overseas. But actor Purab Kohli, who features on a new travel ... Read more...

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Kerala gets floating pathology lab


August 23rd, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala), Aug 23 (IANS) Starting Wednesday, people living around the famous Punnamada Lake in central Kerala can get their blood sugar levels checked at a specially-designed floating laboratory on ... Read more...

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Thousands lap up nail-biting Nehru Boat Race finish (Lead)


August 14th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala), Aug 13 (IANS) Kerala's famed Nehru Boat Race, which got off to a colourful start at the Punnamada Lake here Saturday, ended in a photo finish, enthralling ... Read more...

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Thousands gather to watch Kerala’s Nehru Boat Race


August 13th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala), Aug 13 (IANS) Kerala's famed Nehru Boat Race got off to a colourful start at the Punnamada Lake here Saturday, watched by more than 30,000 people, including ... Read more...

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Snake boat race surges ahead, a man’s legacy lives on


August 12th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala), Aug 12 (IANS) Sixteen snake boats and around 40 small boats are all set to surge through the waters of Punnamada lake as the 59th Nehru Boat ... Read more...

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All charged up for Kerala’s snake boat race


August 3rd, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala), Aug 3 (IANS) For the past few days a steady stream of foreign tourists has been arriving at the Punamada Lake here to watch snake boats, each ... Read more...

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Colourful tiger art with folk dance for Onam (With Image)


August 27th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Thrissur (Kerala), Aug 27 (IANS) Over 600 dancers painted like tigers and 300 percussionists took to the main thoroughfare of this sylvan Kerala town to perform the ancient Pulikali or ... Read more...

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Annual Snake Boat Race in Alappuzha fascinates tourists


August 15th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
By Juan SamuelAlappuzha (Kerala), Aug.15 (ANI): The annual boat race conducted in Kerala's Punnamada Lake near Alappuzha town is a major draw among local residents and tourists from different parts of the ... Read more...

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Tourists flock Kerala lake for the famed boat race


August 14th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala), Aug 14 (IANS) Hundreds of tourists, including many from western countries, were gathered at the Punamada Lake here Saturday to witness Kerala's famed boat race, in which 16 snake ... Read more...

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Zed greets Malayalees on Onam


August 9th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Aug 9 (ANI): Noted Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has sent greetings to Malayalees world over on Onam festival, praying for their happiness, peace, and prosperity.In a release in Nevada (USA) ... Read more...

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Snake Boat Race in Kerala preparations


July 29th, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by ANI
Cochin (Kerala), July 29 (ANI): Braving the rough weather conditions, enthusiastic rowers carried out their first practice session for the upcoming Jawaharlal Nehru Trophy in the backwaters of Allepey here on Thursday. ... Read more...

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Kerala to have a new boat race


July 13th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Kayamkulam (Kerala), July 13 (IANS) Kerala's famed boat race at Alappuzha is set to get competition this year. A Marxist legislator and boat race enthusiast has finalised plans to ... Read more...

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Will Kerala’s snake boat make it to Thames river?


June 8th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, June 8 (IANS) Kerala has sought the central government's financial help to showcase its famous snake boat before the British queen on London's Thames river next month.Speaking to IANS ... Read more...

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Will Kerala’s snake boat sail down the Thames?


April 13th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, April 13 (IANS) Kerala's famed snake boats attract thousands to the annual boat race in Punnamada Lake. Now, if all goes well, one of the over 100-ft-long boats may ... Read more...

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Kerala boat race enthralls thousands (Lead)


August 8th, 2009 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala), Aug 8 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi and an audience of thousands watched enthralled as oarsmen in boats of all shapes and sizes matched their strengths and skills at ... Read more...

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Kerala boat race close to my family: Sonia Gandhi


August 8th, 2009 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala), Aug 8 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Saturday inaugurated the 57th edition of the Nehru Boat Race and said the event named after former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru is ... Read more...

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Participants from different parts of the world for snake boat race in Kerala


August 6th, 2009 - 10:07 pm ICT by ANI
By Juhan SamuelAlleppey (Kerala), Aug. 6 (ANI): A group of foreign nationals, participating in the 57th edition of 'Nehru Trophy Boat Race', took time off from their busy training schedule to hone ... Read more...

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Kerala all set for Nehru Trophy Boat race, Sonia Gandhi to be chief guest


August 6th, 2009 - 8:57 pm ICT by ANI
ZCZCANI 0152 (Feature)Kumarakom (Kottayam) (Kerala), Aug.6 (ANI): The rivers and lakes of Kerala that are filled due to monsoon rains will soon come alive with boat races.As the race season ... Read more...

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Nine foreign women to compete in Kerala’s snake boat race


August 4th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala), Aug 4 (IANS) A 30-member team of women including nine foreigners will compete in the 57th edition of the famous snake boat race at the Punnamada lake here Saturday. The ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi to attend Kerala’s snake boat race


August 4th, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala), Aug 4 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi will be the chief guest at the 57th edition of Kerala's famed snake boat race here Saturday, an event that is named ... Read more...

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Kerala backwaters now add yachting to tourism attractions


December 2nd, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Dec 2 (IANS) Kerala backwaters, famous for their scenic beauty, snake boat races and huge house boats, offer you something more these days - a leisure ride on yachts.The increasing popularity ... Read more...

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Kochi to host Volvo Ocean Race team at stopover


November 17th, 2008 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 17 (IANS) Kathakali dance performances, a sky diving show, snake boat races and other entertainment have been lined up for the eight competing crews of the 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race ... Read more...

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Kerala longest snake boat enters Guinness book of world records


October 7th, 2008 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
By Juhan Samuel Kochi, Oct.7 (ANI): A steel-made snake boat has entered the Guinness Book of World Records here for recently carrying 141 persons and being the longest ever made boat of ... Read more...

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Kerala’’s famed annual boat race attracts thousands


August 10th, 2008 - 10:41 am ICT by ANI
Alappuzha (Kerala), Aug 10 (ANI): The annual snake boat race held here on Saturday attracted many tourists, including several from abroad. Over 50 boats, of small and big sizes, including 16 ... Read more...

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Kerala’s famed snake boat race attracts thousands


August 9th, 2008 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala), Aug 9 (IANS) Every inch of space along the banks of Kerala's Punnamada lake was swarming with people, including tourists, as the state's famed annual boat festival kicked off Saturday ... Read more...

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Nehru Boat Race on Aug 9 a big tourist draw


August 7th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala) Aug 7 (IANS) The combination of sports, scenic locations and a bit of history has ensured that the 56th edition of the Nehru Boat Race to be held here Saturday ... Read more...

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Women to row in Kerala boat race


August 6th, 2008 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kottayam, Aug 6 (IANS) A boat club in Kerala is all set to enter the record books when 116 women will row a 35-metre-long snake boat at the 56th edition of an ... Read more...

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Kochi to host Volvo Ocean Race stop-over


July 11th, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai July 11 (IANS) Kerala's Kochi port, whose docks are well known for Chinese fishing nets, is going to be a stop-over for one of the most prestigious water sports race - ... Read more...

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