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Corporation workers sanitize Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple road, during the ongoing COVID-19 induced restrictions, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Opposition leader VD Satheesan (L) with newly elected KPCC president K.Sudhakaran (R), in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Opposition leader VD Satheesan (L), Congress senior leader Oommen Chandy (C) and MLA Ramesh Chennithala (R) during the UDF meeting, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan takes oath as a member of the 15th Kerala Legislative Assembly.

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Senior congress leader Oommen Chandy (L) greets newly appointed opposition leader of Kerala Assembly VD Satheesan in Thiruvananthapuram.

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People place sand bags to create a temporary embankment along a beach during rough sea after damage to coastal areas by Cyclone 'Tauktae' in Thiruvananthapuram.

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LDF workers light candles to celebrate party's victory in Thiruvananthapuram. The LDF had urged its workers to celebrate the victory by lighting candles in their homes.

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Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan celebrates the LDF victory in the assembly polls with family members and staff at his official residence in Thiruvananthapuram. The LDF had urged its workers to celebrate the victory by lighting candles in their homes.

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan receives a memento during a press conference organised by KUWJ ahead of the swearing-in for the second term of the Left Front government in Thiruvananthapuram

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City streets wear a deserted look during the weekend lockdown, amid surge in COVID-19 cases in Thiruvananthapuram.

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A senior citizen is provided with a glove at a polling station during Kerala Assembly Polls, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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COVID-19 positive patients show their voters ID card after casting their votes during Kerala Assembly Polls, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Former Defence Minister A.K. Antony along with his family members shows ink-marked fingers after casting their votes at a polling booth for Kerala Assembly polls in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with party MP Shashi Tharoor during an election campaign meeting, ahead of Kerala assembly polls, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during an election campaign meeting, ahead of Kerala assembly polls, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during an election campaign for the Kerala Assembly polls, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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BJP National president J.P.Nadda along with Kummanam Rajasekharan, NDA candidate from Nemom constituency (L) during a roadshow ahead of Kerala assembly polls, in Thiruvananthapuram

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BJP candidate from Nemom constituency Kummanam Rajasekharan performs 'Thulabharam' ceremony, at Shiva temple in Thiruvananthapuram

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A youth walks past campaign posters of BJP national leaders near NDA Central Committee Office, ahead of Kerala assembly polls, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur speaks during an election campaign rally, ahead of Kerala assembly polls, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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NDA candidate from Nemom constituency Kummanam Rajasekharan interacts with children during his election campaign in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah felicitates Metroman E.Sreedharan during 'Vijaya Yatra' for the upcoming state assembly polls, at Shangumugham Beach in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah during 'Vijaya Yatra' for the upcoming state assembly polls, at Shangumugham Beach in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during the conclusion of the 'Aishwarya Kerala Yatra' in poll-bound Kerala, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi visits the protest venue of PSC rankers, who have been on a protest in front of the Secretariat demanding government jobs, after attending an event marking the conclusion of the 'Aishwarya Kerala Yatra' in poll-bound Kerala, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a public meeting in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Mayor-designate Arya Rajendran (21) poses for photographs at her residence, in Thiruvananthapuram. Arya is all set to become the youngest Mayor of Trivandrum.

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Women dressed as Santa Claus ride on scooters, ahead of the Christmas festival, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Polling officials review arrangements at a polling booth ahead of the local body elections in Thiruvananthapuram. (PTI07-12-2020_000205B)

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A procession of Navaratri idols from Tamil Nadu arrives, ahead of the start of the nine-day Navaratri festival, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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KPCC President Mullapally Ramachandran presents a traditional hat to AICC General Secretary Tariq Anwar during the 'Kisan' meet over the recently passed farm bills, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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BJP Mahila Morcha activists stand on police barricades during a protest march, demanding the resignation of Kerala Minister KT Jaleel over his alleged involvement in the gold smuggling case, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Police baton charge on BJP Yuva Morcha activists during their protest march demanding the resignation of Kerala Minister KT Jaleel, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Devotees offer prayers at Pazhavangadi Maha Ganapathy temple on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Bhim Army chief Chandrasekhar Azad takes part in the state-wide anti-CAA march in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Indian player Rohit Sharma arrives at Trivandrum International Airport ahead of the second T-20 match between India and West Indies on Sunday, in Thiruvananthapuram

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Indian captain Virat Kohli arrives at Trivandrum International Airport ahead of the second T-20 match between India and West Indies on Sunday, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Indian player Ravindra Jadeja arrives at Trivandrum International Airport ahead of the second T-20 match between India and West Indies on Sunday, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Members of transgender community stage a protest in front of the Raj Bhavan road demanding President Ram Nath Kovind not to sign the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, which was passed in Rajya Sabha on Nov. 26, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Veteran Communist leader and former Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan cuts a cake to celebrate his 96th birthday, at their residence in Thiruvananthapuram

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Sreeram Venkitaraman, IAS officer remanded in the case of killing of a scribe in an inebriated stage, being shifted to the medical college hospital from the private hospital where he is currently undergoing treatment, in Thiruvananthapuram

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Members of the transgender community show their election card and inked marked finger after casting vote during the third phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, at a polling station in Thiruvananthapuram

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Malayalam films' actor Mohanlal stands in a queue to cast his vote at a polling station, during the third phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, in Thiruvananthapuram

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Congress leader Shashi Tharoor and his mother show their inked marked finger after casting vote during the third phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, at a polling station in Thiruvananthapuram

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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visits Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who is in hospital after suffering head injuries while performing a ritual at a temple, in Thiruvananthapuram

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Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who injured himself while offering prayers at a temple, after receiving treatment in Thiruvananthapuram, Tharoor was injured while he was weighing himself on a giant scale as part of the "thulabharam" ritual in which a person sits on the scale against a mound of offerings like fruit and sweets, equal to the devotee's body weight.

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Youth Congress workers being sprayed by water canons during their protest march against alleged laxity by officials in taking action against PK Sasi, the ruling party MLA facing a molestation charge, in Thiruvananthapuram

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The tribal cadets at Sainik School, Thiruvananthapuram

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Azad Hotel and Restaurants, Chalai, Thiruvananthapuram

Malayalam film fraternity holds a meet in Thiruvananthapuram

Police stops the Youth Congress members during a protest march towards the Kerala Legislative Assembly in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Kerala Chief Minister designate Pinarayi Vijayan meeting former CM Oommen Chandy and CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Surya, a transgender shows and voter ID and finger after casting vote for the first time in a booth in Thiruvananthapuram during the assembly elections.

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Congress veteran and former Defence Minister A K Antony with his wife Elizabeth Antony and M. M. Hassan, the Vice president of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC), after casting his vote in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday.

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Nurses take out a protest march in front of the Secretariat demanding justice to the rape victims, a 29-year-old law student and a 19-year-old nursing student, in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday. PTI Photo

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Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy during an interview with the PTI in Thiruvananthapuram.

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A view of a collapsed building after a massive fire broke out during a fireworks display in Paravoor north of Thiruvananthapuram.

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A view of a collapsed building after a massive fire broke out during a fireworks display in Paravoor north of Thiruvananthapuram.

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A view of a damaged building after a massive fire broke out during a fireworks display in Paravoor north of Thiruvananthapuram.

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A view of a collapsed building after a massive fire broke out during a fireworks display in Paravoor north of Thiruvananthapuram.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury attends the party rally to mark the The concluding ceremony of 'Nava Kerala March led by CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Pinarayi Vijayan.

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RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan addresses at the fourth edition of India Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Summit.

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RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan addresses at the fourth edition of India Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Summit.

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Ghazal Maestro Ghulam Ali performing in a program in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury along with other party leaders line up in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday evening to denounce the "anti-people policies" of the state and central governments.

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Kerala Finance Minister K M Mani presenting the state budget amid a protest in the Assembly, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Kerala BJP workers during a protest out side of the Kerala assembly in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

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Kathakali artists perform at an Onam rally in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Former CJI P Sathasivam shakes hands with Kerala CM Oommen Chandy after being sworn in as the Governor of Kerala

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Acting chief justice of Kerala High Court Ashok Bhushan administers the oath of office to Kerala Governor P Sathasivam in Thiruvananthapuram

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The SC-appointed amicus curiae points to major gold pilferage from the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple treasure find; gold-plating machine found, “highest echelons” of admn, royal trustees involved.

Thiruvananthapuram: BJP president Amit Shah after visiting Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Defence Minister A K Antony arrives to cast his vote for Lok Sabha election at a polling booth in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Congress candidate Shashi Tharoor campaigns door-to-door in the rains near Thiruvananthapuram.

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Union Minister Shashi Tharoor carrying ashes of his wife Sunanda at the Thiruvananthapuram Airport.

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Titular Travancore maharaja Utradam Thirunal Marthanda Varma, 91, brother of the last ruler Chithira Thirunal. Custodian of richest temple in India, the Sree Padmanabha temple in Thiruvananthapuram.

Burglar Devinder Singh alias "Bunty chor" being brought to Thiruvananthapuram by police.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is receive by religious leaders on his arrival at the airport in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Thiruvananthapuram Aman Nair, with his chicken pizza

A TV grab image of the Thiruvananthapuram airport. High drama unfolded at the international airport when the pilot of the Abu Dhabi-Kochi Air India flight pressed the hijack button in panic after irate passengers allegedly stormed the cockpit.

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Police stop former Kerala Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan at the border town of Kaliyikkavila near Thiruvananthapuram. Achuthanandan was on his way to Kundankulam to pledge solidarity with anti-nuclear protesters.

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Fishermen pull a net they had laid to catch fish in the Arabian Sea in Thiruvananthapuram.

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UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee being greeted by United Democratic Front party members on his arrival in Thiruvananthapuram.

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An old woman being taken away by relatives from a flooded street in Thiruvananthapuram city.

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A file picture of TP Sundararajan with folded hands. Sundarrajan, whose legal battle led to the opening of the long-shut vaults of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple where priceless treasures was found dead in the wee hours. A bachelor, Sundarrajan was 70. He had been suffering from fever for the last two days, relatives said. A former IPS officer, Sundarrajan had also served in the Intelligence Bureau and security staff of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. He later quit IPS and settled down at the temple. It was Sundrrajan who initiated the legal battle for transparency in preservation and protection of the assets of the temple, managed by a trust under the erstwhile Travancore royal house.

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Police reviewing security at the temple

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The Padmanabhaswamy temple complex

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Devotees leave the 16th-century Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Trivandrum. A vast treasure trove revealed in recent days has instantly turned the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple into one of the wealthiest religious institutions in India.

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A police officer stands guard outside the the 16th-century Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. A vast treasure trove of gold coins, jewels and precious stones unearthed at the lightly guarded Hindu temple was expected to grow further in value as the last two secret vaults sealed for nearly 150 years were opened. The government has increased security since the treasure's discovery in recent days, which has instantly turned the temple into one of the wealthiest religious institutions in the country.

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Former Minister and Kerala Congress (B) leader R. Balakrishna Pillai being taken to Poojappura Central Jail at Thiruvananthapuram after he surrendered in a court. The Supreme Court on February 11 had sentenced Pillai and two others to one-year jail for corruption in the award of contract for a hydropower project.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi pay homage to former Kerala Chief Minister K Karunakaran, who died on Dec 23, 2010, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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File photo: Veteran Congress leader and former Kerala Chief Minister K Karunakaran passed away at a Thiruvananthapuram hospital after an illness.

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