• Hiccups over, firm promises glitch-free BevQ by Tuesday 30 May 2020 23:56 Thiruvavnanthapuram: After the near ‘dry run’ of the first two days, liquor started flowing in state with BevQ application coming to its own. The crowd management app issued approximately three lakh tokens on Saturday. Faircode Technologies, the startup …
  • As lockdown eases and panic subsides, few Kerala expats willing to return home 30 May 2020 22:30 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: May 31, 2020 2:20:02 am According to official data, 16,474 people from abroad have returned to Kerala until now – either by flights or ships – as on May 29. (Twitter/Hardeep Singh Puri) As the …
  • Kerala registers eighth death, 62 more test positive 30 May 2020 07:08 Kerala reported two more COVID-19 deaths on Friday, taking the toll to nine. As many as 62 positive cases were reported and 56 of these are cases of infection imported from outside the State. Kerala recorded its eighth COVID death with the passing of a 65- …
  • Two die after well collapses on them 30 May 2020 02:28 By Express News Service MALAPPURAM: In a tragic incident, two labourers died after the upper portion of the well they were digging collapsed and a huge mound of mud fell on them. The victims have been identified as Velayudhan alias Maanu, 63, and Peruvath …
  • 62 more Covid-19 cases in Kerala; no need to panic says CM 29 May 2020 17:36 Pinarayi Vijayan THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan reiterated that the increase in number of Covid-19 cases these days should not be treated as a panic situation in the state. ``Kerala has the lowest test positive rate and case fatality …
  • Karnataka cases swell as 248 test positive 29 May 2020 17:20 Kerala reported another COVID-19 death on Friday, taking the toll to eight. It also recorded 62 positive cases, of which 56 were cases imported from outside the State. A 50-year-old woman from Chickballapur, Karnataka and one individual in Andhra Pradesh …
  • Another death, biggest spike in Kerala 29 May 2020 01:15 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state witnessed the biggest single-day spike of 84 Covid-19 positive cases on Thursday, even as an expert committee asked the government to take adequate steps assuming that community transmission had already …
  • 84 more Covid-19 cases in Kerala, One Telangana native died 28 May 2020 14:55 Representative image THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The highest single day spike in the Covid-19 cases were reported on Thursday in the state with 84 positive cases. The total number of positive cases reported till date have become 1088 of which 526 active cases are …
  • 6 hens lay eggs with green yolks in Kerala; scientists looking for reason 28 May 2020 07:58 Image Source : TWITTER/@ZAIROLHAMISAM 6 hens lay eggs with green yolks in Kerala; scientists begin looking for reason After six hens in a small poultry farm in Kerela laid eggs with green yolk, social media went berserk with the photos of this bizarre …
  • Govt to ensure facilities for underprivileged 28 May 2020 02:40 Express News Service KOCHI: The much-discussed virtual classrooms mooted by the Kerala government for public sector schools in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic may be conducive for some but a large number of students hailing from poverty-stricken families …
  • Sreelekha, Kerala's first woman DGP, to head Fire & Rescue Services Department 27 May 2020 18:42 By: PTI | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: May 27, 2020 11:43:07 pm Sreelekha worked as a lecturer and with the Reserve Bank before she tried her luck in the civil services examination. (File) R Sreelekha will be the first woman Director General of Police …
  • China-India Border Faceoff Turns Violent 27 May 2020 15:22 By: Neeta Lal Thousands of Indian and Chinese soldiers are locked in a tense confrontation in eastern Ladakh following a skirmish in which 250 Chinese and Indian soldiers went at each other using iron rods, sticks, and stones along the de facto border …
  • Senior IAS officer Vishwas Mehta is new chief secretary of Kerala 27 May 2020 08:29 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Senior IAS officer Vishwas Mehta has been appointed as the new chief secretary of Kerala. Dr Mehta, who's now Additional Chief Secretary (Home), will assume office on June 1. The incumbent chief secretary Tom …
  • In continued spike, State reports 67 cases 27 May 2020 06:46 In continued spike in COVID-19 cases in Kerala on Tuesday, 67 persons tested positive for the disease. While 60 cases were detected in expatriates and Non-Resident Keralites from other parts of the country who had returned to their home State, seven cases …
  • 357 people arrive from UAE on two evacuation flights 27 May 2020 03:56 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Two flights, one from Dubai and another from Abu Dhabi, landed at Thiruvananthapuram Airport late on Tuesday night. The flight from Dubai had 175 passengers on board while the Abu Dhabi flight brought 182 …
  • Kozhikode Maoist case: Three accused planned meeting at public library, says NIA 26 May 2020 14:20 Express News Service KOCHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) probing the Kozhikode Maoist case has revealed that the three accused had planned a meeting at a public library in Kozhikode. As per the chargesheet in the case, the NIA claimed that they …
  • CIAL handles 1,050 passengers as domestic services resume 26 May 2020 03:45 Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) handled a total of 1,050 passengers on Monday as domestic air services resumed following relaxation of Covid lockdown regulations. The first flight, an Air Asia flight from Bengaluru, landed at 7.10 a.m. and …
  • Chickens Lay Eggs With Green Yolk On Indian Farm 25 May 2020 08:52 A chicken farmer from Malappuram, India identified as Ak Shihabudheen has confirmed that some of his poultry lay eggs with green egg yolks. Initially, when surfaces of the chicken eggs with dark green yolk surfaced online, many thought it was as a result …
  • Surge continues: 62 coronavirus positive cases on Saturday, 13 of them infected by contact in Kerala 24 May 2020 13:17 Women apply mehendi on Saturday evening as part of low-key preparations for Eid celebrations, which will be re...Read More THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala continued to witness a surge in Covid-19 cases on Saturday too, with a record 62 persons testing positive …
  • Kerala records 53 new COVID-19 cases, five persons recover 24 May 2020 13:14 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala's Covid-19 graph continues to be up on the third consecutive day with 53 cases being recorded on Sunday.  Twelve of the new patients are in Thiruvananthapuram and Kannur, five each in Malappuram and …
  • Confusion as special train from Mumbai halts at Kannur 24 May 2020 08:32 The district administration was caught by surprise when a special train from Mumbai with around 1,600 passengers stopped at the Kannur railway station on Saturday. As many as 152 passengers got down at the station. The district administration had no prior …
  • Covid-19: One expat shifted to hospital in dist 24 May 2020 01:53 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: One Malappuram native, who arrived Tiruvananthapuram International Airport in the Bahrain flight on Friday night, was shifted to hospital. The passenger showed Covid-related symptoms while screening at the …
  • Two Evacuation flights from Gulf bring in 387 Keralites home 24 May 2020 01:53 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Two flights from Dubai and another form Muscat with homebound Malayali expats on board,  landed at the Trivandrum International Airport late on Saturday night. There were 180 flyers on the Dubai flight, with the …
  • Curious case of ‘missing children’ 24 May 2020 00:44 Thiruvananthapuram: Posing serious questions about the functioning of orphanages, a state government audit has revealed that the actual number of children who are permanent residents in these institutions is not even one-tenth of the figure submitted by …
  • 3 fatalities and a rise in Kerala cases mark course of COVID-19 23 May 2020 21:16 The southern States focused on travellers who had arrived from outside to check for COVID-19 infection, while Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka each reported one death on Saturday. Kerala had a fresh increase in cases with 62 persons, including 49 …
  • Highest single-day spike in Kerala with 62 new COVID-19 cases, seven are health workers 23 May 2020 15:39 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Setting alarm bells ringing, the state recorded its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases on Saturday with 62 more people testing positive. Worryingly, seven healthcare workers were among the new cases …
  • COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Kerala;62 cases reported, over 91,000 under observation 23 May 2020 13:40 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Coronavirus cases continued to see a surge in Kerala with 62 people, including 49 returnees from abroad and other states, testing positive on Saturday, while more than 91,000 are under observation. With this addition,coronavirus cases …
  • Kerala reports single-day highest spike with 42 cases 23 May 2020 07:50 Kerala on Friday reported its single-day highest spike in COVID-19 cases, with 42 persons testing positive for SARS-CoV-2. While 40 of these cases were returnees from other States and abroad, two persons developed the disease through “contact” with known…
  • Coronavirus | Four die in Telangana, A.P.; Kerala adds 42 cases 23 May 2020 00:06 Three more patients succumbed to COVID-19 in Telangana on Friday, taking the toll in the State to 48. Andhra Pradesh reported one virus death in Krishna district. The focus was also on Kerala as it reported its highest single-day spike in cases, with 42 …
  • Live: 'Covid outbreak confined to limited areas, 80% cases in 5 states' 22 May 2020 15:31 42 cases, highest positive cases in a day reported in Kerala. Among the positive cases reported, 21 people had come from Maharashtra, one each from Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, and 17 people had come from abroad. Among this 12 people are from Kannur, …
  • Kerala sees largest daily COVID-19 spike with 42 new cases, CM says it's a serious warning 22 May 2020 15:11 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As Kerala recorded 42 new COVID-19 cases on Friday -- the largest single-day increase -- Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the preventive measures need a big expansion. "Today's rise is a serious …
  • Coronavirus | Telangana, Kerala and A.P. report virus deaths 22 May 2020 03:46 Telangana reported more deaths of coronavirus (COVID-19) patients with five more people succumbing to the disease on Thursday. Kerala reported one more death, and so did Andhra Pradesh. A 73-year-old woman, who had come to Thrissur in Kerala from Mumbai, …
  • Lockdown halts work on cyclone shelters 22 May 2020 01:50 Express News Service KOCHI: The Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown have come as a huge blow to the state’s plan of finishing the work of a majority of multipurpose cyclone shelters coming up across the state to house people during natural calamities. With …
  • Hens lay eggs with green yolks in Kerala; scientists launch study 21 May 2020 14:52 By Express News Service MALAPPURAM: The curious case of six hens in the small poultry farm of A K Shihabudheen, a native of Othukkungal in Malappuram, laying eggs with green yolks, is now the talk of the town. After the photos of the eggs with green yolks …
  • Infosys seeks more time to construct its IT/ITES SEZ in Noida 21 May 2020 10:23 Information technology major Infosys Ltd has asked the government to extend the validity of approval for its proposed IT/ITES Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Noida beyond April. It also sought more time for construction of the minimum build up area on …
  • 24 new cases in Kerala, five persons recover 21 May 2020 07:01 Kerala’s COVID-19 caseload spiked again on Wednesday when 24 persons tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, and all except one being imported cases of infection. Briefing media, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that while 12 of the new positive cases were …
  • Increasing normalcy can't be taken for granted, warns Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan 21 May 2020 03:21 Passengers board a boat of the water transport department from Fort Kochi jetty to Ernakulam when the service ...Read More THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The number of positive cases in the state rose from just 16 on May 8 to 161 on May 20, a surge of 145 cases in …
  • Covid-19: One more person tests positive 21 May 2020 02:13 By Express News Service KOCHI: With one more person from the district testing positive for Coronavirus on Wednesday, the number of positive cases in Ernakulam has touched four. The North Paravoor resident who arrived on Monday in the Abu Dhabi - Kochi …
  • 262 expats arrive on Moscow, Kuwait flights 21 May 2020 02:12 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Two flights, one from Moscow and another from Kuwait, landed at the airport here late on Wednesday night. The flight from Moscow that arrived at 9pm had 104 passengers while the Kuwait flight at 11.15pm had 158 …
  • 24 new cases in Kerala, tally 666; 'serious situation', says CM Pinarayi Vijayan 20 May 2020 20:56 By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In continuing uptrend in COVID-19 cases since people started returning to the state, Kerala on Wednesday saw 24 people testing positive, taking the active cases to 161, prompting Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to sound an alarm …
  • ‘Kuwait returnee can’t be considered as recovered case’ 20 May 2020 02:37 By Express News Service MALAPPURAM: Clearing the air around the Covid-19 infection of a 34-year-old pregnant woman who recently returned from Kuwait, which was widely reported as the first relapse case of the infection in Kerala, health authorities said …
  • Kuwait-returned nurse tests positive again in Kerala 19 May 2020 16:56 By: PTI | Malappuram | Published: May 19, 2020 7:19:34 pm Though the case of a relapse is a first in the state, there have been cases of complications of the coronavirus recovered persons as their immune systems became weak, sources pointed out. In the …
  • Amphan triggers heavy rain; alert sounded 19 May 2020 02:37 By Express News Service KOCHI: Strong winds triggered by super cyclone Amphan, located currently over central Bay of Bengal, has brought thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds to Kerala. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert …
  • New cases increase steadily, 106 reported in last six days / Steady increase in cases, 29 reported in state today 19 May 2020 00:37 Thiruvananthapuram: The state recorded 29 positive cases on Monday, of which 21 came from abroad. Seven people arrived from other states and a health worker in Kannur was infected through direct contact. Of the 29 cases, six are from Kollam, four from …
  • Mumbai reports 1,571 cases in a day, total nears 20,000 with 734 deaths 18 May 2020 10:32 As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak continues to spread like wildfire in India, the central and state governments are respectively amping up all of their efforts to check potential contamination. The third phase of the nationwide …
  • Cyclone Amphan intensifies, heavy rains in Kerala 18 May 2020 10:06 KOCHI: Cyclone Amphan, the extremely severe cyclonic storm located currently over central part of the south Bay of Bengal, 800 kilometres south of Paradip, Odisha brought heavy rainfall across Kerala. Yellow alert has been issued in nine districts for next …
  • Shadow of Maharashtra COVID-19 cases raises tally in Karnataka 18 May 2020 08:25 Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka reported one COVID-19 death each on Sunday. In Karnataka, cases linked to Maharashtra continued to surface in several districts. On Sunday, 40 returnees from Mumbai and Kolhapur — 18 of whom were in Mandya and the rest in …
  • COVID-19 cases in Kerala crosses 100-mark after 14 test positive 17 May 2020 17:10 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After a brief hiatus, Kerala crossed the hundred mark once again with 14 more positive cases reporting on Sunday. With this, the total active cases in the state has touched 101. Interestingly, 96 of the active …
  • Kerala rains: State Disaster Management Authority issues yellow alert for nine districts 17 May 2020 09:25 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The summer showers in the state are all set to gain momentum as the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority has sounded a yellow alert in nine districts for Sunday and Monday, followed by a warning of isolated …
  • 11 more test positive in Kerala, all imported cases 17 May 2020 05:31 Kerala reported 11 positive cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, all of which are imported cases of infection. Seven of these are expatriates who came home recently and the remaining, Non-Resident Keralites from Chennai and Maharashtra. Thrissur accounted for …
  • 11 new positive cases on Saturday, all returnees 17 May 2020 02:03 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Eleven new cases of Covid-19 were reported in the state on Saturday. All are returnees. While seven came from abroad, two each came from Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. With this, the total number of active cases in …
  • Koyambedu link pushes up COVID-19 cases in A.P. 16 May 2020 22:45 One more person with COVID-19 died in Andhra Pradesh and 48 fresh cases were reported on Saturday, after 9,628 samples were tested. Watch | What turned Koyambedu market into a COVID-19 hotspot? Kerala reported 11 positive cases, all of them imported. Seven …
  • Covid Live: Punjab extends lockdown till May 31 16 May 2020 17:08 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates China can conduct 1.5 million nucleic acid tests for COVID-19 per day, says official Read @ANI Story |… https://t.co/uNHUlOk86M— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) 1589647883000 213 new Covid-19 …
  • 16 new cases in State, 13 of them imported 16 May 2020 09:00 Kerala reported 16 more COVID-19 cases on Friday, 13 of which were imported and three that of local transmission. Of the 16 new cases, seven were people who had returned from abroad and six were Keralites from other States. Three persons had contracted the …

  • Hiccups over, firm promises glitch-free BevQ by Tuesday 30 May 2020 23:56 Thiruvavnanthapuram: After the near ‘dry run’ of the first two days, liquor started flowing in state with BevQ application coming to its own. The crowd management app issued approximately three lakh tokens on Saturday. Faircode Technologies, the startup …
  • Coronavirus | Seven Air India staff among 58 cases in Kerala 30 May 2020 20:03 The number of COVID-19 cases in Telangana stood at 2,499 as 74 more people tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday. Six more patients died taking the toll to 77. Of the 74 new cases, 60 were among people from the State, nine migrants and five deportees …
  • One-year-old girl tests positive for coronavirus in Kerala 30 May 2020 16:40 By Express News Service A one-year-old girl was among four people who tested positive for the coronavirus in Kozhikode in Kerala on Saturday.  The toddler, a native of Koduvalli, arrived along with her mother from Qatar on May 18 and was under home …
  • IMD predicts heavy rain in Kerala, orange alert in Idukki 30 May 2020 08:26 The Kannammola canal flows at its full capacity after Friday’s rain, posing a danger for houses nearby at Gowr...Read More KOCHI: With conditions becoming favourable for the onset of southwest monsoon over Kerala, the IMD has issued orange alert for Idukki …
  • Kerala registers eighth death, 62 more test positive 30 May 2020 07:08 Kerala reported two more COVID-19 deaths on Friday, taking the toll to nine. As many as 62 positive cases were reported and 56 of these are cases of infection imported from outside the State. Kerala recorded its eighth COVID death with the passing of a 65- …
  • Rain alarm goes off, dam gates open as Kerala awaits monsoon 30 May 2020 02:27 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the cyclonic circulation over southeast Arabian Sea set to intensify into a depression within a couple of days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded an alert about heavy rains in the state. …
  • Palakkad-Pollachi train travel time may shrink by 15 minutes 29 May 2020 23:12 Coimbatore: Much to the delight of daily train commuters, the travel time between Palakkad and Pollachi and vice versa is likely to come down by at least 15 minutes as the Palakkad division of Southern Railway plans to increase the speed of trains on the …
  • 62 more Covid-19 cases in Kerala; no need to panic says CM 29 May 2020 17:36 Pinarayi Vijayan THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan reiterated that the increase in number of Covid-19 cases these days should not be treated as a panic situation in the state. ``Kerala has the lowest test positive rate and case fatality …
  • Karnataka cases swell as 248 test positive 29 May 2020 17:20 Kerala reported another COVID-19 death on Friday, taking the toll to eight. It also recorded 62 positive cases, of which 56 were cases imported from outside the State. A 50-year-old woman from Chickballapur, Karnataka and one individual in Andhra Pradesh …
  • Another death, biggest spike in Kerala 29 May 2020 01:15 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state witnessed the biggest single-day spike of 84 Covid-19 positive cases on Thursday, even as an expert committee asked the government to take adequate steps assuming that community transmission had already …
  • Veteran socialist leader M P Veerendra Kumar dies 28 May 2020 21:31 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: May 29, 2020 2:06:32 am The former Union Minister was 84 Rajya Sabha member and former Union minister M P Veerendra Kumar died in a hospital in Kozhikode Thursday night. He was 84. A veteran …
  • Pinarayi says Kerala on ‘brink of community spread’ as cases spike 28 May 2020 21:30 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: May 29, 2020 2:10:03 am Pinarayi Vijayan. (File Photo) Kerala, which had flattened the Covid-19 curve in the previous two bouts, is on the brink of community spread with a steady spike in cases in …
  • 84 more Covid-19 cases in Kerala, One Telangana native died 28 May 2020 14:55 Representative image THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The highest single day spike in the Covid-19 cases were reported on Thursday in the state with 84 positive cases. The total number of positive cases reported till date have become 1088 of which 526 active cases are …
  • Coronavirus | Kerala reports three ‘community’ cases 28 May 2020 08:19 Telangana recorded six deaths and 107 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest in a day, with its total cases put at 2,098. Coronavirus, May 27 updates | State Helpline numbers for COVID-19 Three persons succumbed in Yadgir, Bidar, and Vijayapura, in …
  • India all set to top coronavirus chaos chart as Turkey succeeds in flattening curve 28 May 2020 08:10 New normal for air travel : Flyers note these points for arrival & departure The Coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, has already killed more than 3,52,000 people worldwide and the number of positive cases has crossed 5.6 million. In the …
  • Liquor and Lottery for revenue: Kerala's failed financial system raises many questions 28 May 2020 08:06 Avoid Sex for 30 Days, Thai Expert Advises Coronavirus Survivors After months of anxious wait, the Kerala government has opened liquor outlets on May 28. Amid an increasing number of coronavirus cases in the state, the government is selling liquor in the …
  • CPI(M) MLA blatantly violates section 144 in Kerala, threatens people who betray party 28 May 2020 08:05 New normal for air travel : Flyers note these points for arrival & departure As the number of coronavirus cases in Palakkad, Kerala witnessed a dramatic rise, the district collector imposed section 144, which prohibited the assembly of four or more …
  • Arya to play lead role in Ayyappanum Koshiyum remake? 28 May 2020 07:07 There were reports last month that producer Kathiresan’s Five Star Creations has bought the remake rights of hit Malayalam film, Ayyappanum Koshiyum, and actor Sasikumar has been roped in to play one of the leads. Much recently, the internet is abuzz with …
  • Five districts in Kerala yet to get COVID-19 testing centres 28 May 2020 06:48 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As the state grapples with a fresh wave of infections, five districts are yet to have their own Covid-19 testing centres. Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Wayanad, Idukki and Palakkad rely on laboratories in other districts …
  • Camera-trap study confirms Nilgiri Tahr presence in Chalakudy, Malayattoor divisions 28 May 2020 06:48 Express News Service PALAKKAD: The presence of the elusive Nilgiri Tahr has been documented authentically from the Chalakudy and Malayattoor forest divisions as camera traps were used for the first time to detect the endangered goat species. Eighty-two …
  • Elephant stands up on its hind legs to reach a jackfruit at the top of a tree in southern India 27 May 2020 09:36 Climbing trunks: Hungry elephant stands up on its hind legs to reach a jackfruit at the top of a 25ft tree in southern India The elephant climbed the tree in Silent Valley National Park in Palakkad, Kerala It was filmed using its trunk to reach up and grab …
  • In continued spike, State reports 67 cases 27 May 2020 06:46 In continued spike in COVID-19 cases in Kerala on Tuesday, 67 persons tested positive for the disease. While 60 cases were detected in expatriates and Non-Resident Keralites from other parts of the country who had returned to their home State, seven cases …
  • Kerala model failing? Fresh coronavirus cases and spread among health workers worry authorities 26 May 2020 15:15 New normal for air travel : Flyers note these points for arrival & departure Kerala, the southern state in India was the front runner in flattening the coronavirus cases in the early days of May. However, over the past few days, the state witnessed a …
  • India Coronavirus Update, 26 May: Cases near 1.5 lakh, over 1 lakh under observation in Kerala 26 May 2020 15:12 Migrant workers wait and board the special bus to their hometown in Madhya Pradesh at Kharadi bypass on Tuesday. Coronavirus India Updates: After a reasonable success in controlling the coronavirus pandemic in the early lockdown period, Kerala Tuesday …
  • Coronavirus | Toll goes up in Telangana, Karnataka and Kerala 26 May 2020 03:55 Three COVID-19 patients died in Telangana on Monday taking the toll to 56, while two patients succumbed in Karnataka. Interactive map of confirmed coronavirus cases in India | e-Book on COVID-19 | State-wise tracker for coronavirus cases, deaths and …
  • CIAL handles 1,050 passengers as domestic services resume 26 May 2020 03:45 Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) handled a total of 1,050 passengers on Monday as domestic air services resumed following relaxation of Covid lockdown regulations. The first flight, an Air Asia flight from Bengaluru, landed at 7.10 a.m. and …
  • 9 healthcare workers infected in three days, Kerala has new worry 26 May 2020 01:48 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As Kerala scales up its prevention and control measures following the spike in Covid-19 cases, the increase in number of infections among healthcare workers is adding to the state government’s worries. As many as …
  • Palakkad may face community spread, warns minister Balan 26 May 2020 01:48 By Express News Service PALAKKAD: Being the border district and gateway to the state by rail and road, Palakkad is staring at the possibility of community spread of Covid-19, which calls for spreading awareness among the people, AK Balan, Minister for …
  • Live: Lockdown extended till June 30 in Himachal's Hamirpur, Solan 25 May 2020 12:35 49 more people were tested positive today in Kerala Of these, 14 people are from Kasargod, ten people are from kannur, five each from Thiruvananthauram and Palakkad, four people from Kozhikode, three each from Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha, two each from …
  • Surge continues: 62 coronavirus positive cases on Saturday, 13 of them infected by contact in Kerala 24 May 2020 13:17 Women apply mehendi on Saturday evening as part of low-key preparations for Eid celebrations, which will be re...Read More THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala continued to witness a surge in Covid-19 cases on Saturday too, with a record 62 persons testing positive …
  • Kerala records 53 new COVID-19 cases, five persons recover 24 May 2020 13:14 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala's Covid-19 graph continues to be up on the third consecutive day with 53 cases being recorded on Sunday.  Twelve of the new patients are in Thiruvananthapuram and Kannur, five each in Malappuram and …
  • Two Evacuation flights from Gulf bring in 387 Keralites home 24 May 2020 01:53 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Two flights from Dubai and another form Muscat with homebound Malayali expats on board,  landed at the Trivandrum International Airport late on Saturday night. There were 180 flyers on the Dubai flight, with the …
  • 3 fatalities and a rise in Kerala cases mark course of COVID-19 23 May 2020 21:16 The southern States focused on travellers who had arrived from outside to check for COVID-19 infection, while Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka each reported one death on Saturday. Kerala had a fresh increase in cases with 62 persons, including 49 …
  • Highest single-day spike in Kerala with 62 new COVID-19 cases, seven are health workers 23 May 2020 15:39 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Setting alarm bells ringing, the state recorded its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases on Saturday with 62 more people testing positive. Worryingly, seven healthcare workers were among the new cases …
  • Kerala reports record 62 new cases in single day 23 May 2020 14:09 Thiruvananthapuram, May 23 (IANS) Kerala on Saturday reported a record 62 novel coronavirus cases in a single day. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in his Facebook post that of the 62 new cases, 18 had returned from abroad, 31 from within the country, …
  • COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Kerala;62 cases reported, over 91,000 under observation 23 May 2020 13:40 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Coronavirus cases continued to see a surge in Kerala with 62 people, including 49 returnees from abroad and other states, testing positive on Saturday, while more than 91,000 are under observation. With this addition,coronavirus cases …
  • Kerala reports single-day highest spike with 42 cases 23 May 2020 07:50 Kerala on Friday reported its single-day highest spike in COVID-19 cases, with 42 persons testing positive for SARS-CoV-2. While 40 of these cases were returnees from other States and abroad, two persons developed the disease through “contact” with known…
  • Coronavirus | Four die in Telangana, A.P.; Kerala adds 42 cases 23 May 2020 00:06 Three more patients succumbed to COVID-19 in Telangana on Friday, taking the toll in the State to 48. Andhra Pradesh reported one virus death in Krishna district. The focus was also on Kerala as it reported its highest single-day spike in cases, with 42 …
  • Live: 'Covid outbreak confined to limited areas, 80% cases in 5 states' 22 May 2020 15:31 42 cases, highest positive cases in a day reported in Kerala. Among the positive cases reported, 21 people had come from Maharashtra, one each from Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, and 17 people had come from abroad. Among this 12 people are from Kannur, …
  • Kerala sees largest daily COVID-19 spike with 42 new cases, CM says it's a serious warning 22 May 2020 15:11 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As Kerala recorded 42 new COVID-19 cases on Friday -- the largest single-day increase -- Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the preventive measures need a big expansion. "Today's rise is a serious …
  • Coronavirus | Telangana, Kerala and A.P. report virus deaths 22 May 2020 03:46 Telangana reported more deaths of coronavirus (COVID-19) patients with five more people succumbing to the disease on Thursday. Kerala reported one more death, and so did Andhra Pradesh. A 73-year-old woman, who had come to Thrissur in Kerala from Mumbai, …
  • A novel initiative brings farmers and consumers together 22 May 2020 01:50 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In an effort to bridge the gap between farmers and consumers and to encourage local farming in the state, Thanal, an environmental organisation, has launched a first-of-its-kind initiative. The Food Scape initiative …
  • 180 arrive on flight from Dubai 22 May 2020 01:49 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A flight carrying 180 passengers from Dubai landed here at 9.20 pm on Thursday. The passengers were mostly from Thiruvananthapuram (95), Kollam (34), Pathanamthitta (22),  Alappuzha (14), Ernakulam (2), Thrissur …
  • 24 new cases in Kerala, five persons recover 21 May 2020 07:01 Kerala’s COVID-19 caseload spiked again on Wednesday when 24 persons tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, and all except one being imported cases of infection. Briefing media, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that while 12 of the new positive cases were …
  • Increasing normalcy can't be taken for granted, warns Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan 21 May 2020 03:21 Passengers board a boat of the water transport department from Fort Kochi jetty to Ernakulam when the service ...Read More THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The number of positive cases in the state rose from just 16 on May 8 to 161 on May 20, a surge of 145 cases in …
  • Covid-19: One more person tests positive 21 May 2020 02:13 By Express News Service KOCHI: With one more person from the district testing positive for Coronavirus on Wednesday, the number of positive cases in Ernakulam has touched four. The North Paravoor resident who arrived on Monday in the Abu Dhabi - Kochi …
  • 262 expats arrive on Moscow, Kuwait flights 21 May 2020 02:12 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Two flights, one from Moscow and another from Kuwait, landed at the airport here late on Wednesday night. The flight from Moscow that arrived at 9pm had 104 passengers while the Kuwait flight at 11.15pm had 158 …
  • Special train to Jammu leaves Kerala with 1,300 passengers 21 May 2020 01:57 By Express News Service KOCHI: A Shramik special train left for Jammu from Thiruvananthapuram Central at 7pm on Wednesday. The train carrying 1,300 passengers had three stops in Kerala including Kanhangad. According to an official of Railways, 540 …
  • 24 new cases in Kerala, tally 666; 'serious situation', says CM Pinarayi Vijayan 20 May 2020 20:56 By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In continuing uptrend in COVID-19 cases since people started returning to the state, Kerala on Wednesday saw 24 people testing positive, taking the active cases to 161, prompting Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to sound an alarm …
  • Keralites stranded in Nigeria plead with Indian govt: ‘Give us landing permit for chartered flight’ 20 May 2020 10:28 Written by Vishnu Varma | Kochi | Updated: May 20, 2020 2:14:08 pm Passengers deboard from Air India Express flight IX 474 from Bahrain at Kochi airport on Friday. (Souce: PRO/Govt of Kerala/Representational) Even as expatriate Malayalis from Gulf …
  • Government buses, autos and taxis begin plying, barber shops open in Kerala 20 May 2020 09:20 Thiruvananthapuram: Public transport such as state-run KSRTC buses, autorickshawsand taxiswere back on the roads in Kerala on Wednesday as the left government eased COVID-19 lockdown norms after 54 days. Private buses operated services in some places in …
  • 21k+ migrant workers have departed from DK in Shramik trains 19 May 2020 23:06 Mangaluru: Since the lockdown was clamped, 21,888 migrant labourers have returned to their respective cities and states from Dakshina Kannada. The district administration, in coordination with the state governments that these migrant workers were heading …
  • 21,888 migrant labourers return from Dakshina Kannada in 16 Shramik Special Trains 19 May 2020 15:40 Migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh boarding ‘Shramik Special Train’ from Mangaluru Junction Railway Station to...Read More MANGALURU: Dakshina Kannada district has seen 21,888 migrant labourers return to their respective cities and states. The district …
  • Amphan triggers heavy rain; alert sounded 19 May 2020 02:37 By Express News Service KOCHI: Strong winds triggered by super cyclone Amphan, located currently over central Bay of Bengal, has brought thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds to Kerala. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert …
  • New cases increase steadily, 106 reported in last six days / Steady increase in cases, 29 reported in state today 19 May 2020 00:37 Thiruvananthapuram: The state recorded 29 positive cases on Monday, of which 21 came from abroad. Seven people arrived from other states and a health worker in Kannur was infected through direct contact. Of the 29 cases, six are from Kollam, four from …
  • Mumbai reports 1,571 cases in a day, total nears 20,000 with 734 deaths 18 May 2020 10:32 As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak continues to spread like wildfire in India, the central and state governments are respectively amping up all of their efforts to check potential contamination. The third phase of the nationwide …
  • Shadow of Maharashtra COVID-19 cases raises tally in Karnataka 18 May 2020 08:25 Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka reported one COVID-19 death each on Sunday. In Karnataka, cases linked to Maharashtra continued to surface in several districts. On Sunday, 40 returnees from Mumbai and Kolhapur — 18 of whom were in Mandya and the rest in …
  • Operation Setu Samudra: INS Jalashwa brings back 588 from Maldives 17 May 2020 21:03 By Express News Service KOCHI: The third group of Indians stuck in the Maldives reached Kochi on-board the Navy’s INS Jalashwa on Sunday, as part of the second phase of Operation Setu Samudra. The 588 evacuees included people from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, …
  • COVID-19 cases in Kerala crosses 100-mark after 14 test positive 17 May 2020 17:10 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After a brief hiatus, Kerala crossed the hundred mark once again with 14 more positive cases reporting on Sunday. With this, the total active cases in the state has touched 101. Interestingly, 96 of the active …
  • Kerala rains: State Disaster Management Authority issues yellow alert for nine districts 17 May 2020 09:25 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The summer showers in the state are all set to gain momentum as the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority has sounded a yellow alert in nine districts for Sunday and Monday, followed by a warning of isolated …
  • 11 more test positive in Kerala, all imported cases 17 May 2020 05:31 Kerala reported 11 positive cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, all of which are imported cases of infection. Seven of these are expatriates who came home recently and the remaining, Non-Resident Keralites from Chennai and Maharashtra. Thrissur accounted for …
  • 11 new positive cases on Saturday, all returnees 17 May 2020 02:03 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Eleven new cases of Covid-19 were reported in the state on Saturday. All are returnees. While seven came from abroad, two each came from Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. With this, the total number of active cases in …

  • Hiccups over, firm promises glitch-free BevQ by Tuesday 30 May 2020 23:56 Thiruvavnanthapuram: After the near ‘dry run’ of the first two days, liquor started flowing in state with BevQ application coming to its own. The crowd management app issued approximately three lakh tokens on Saturday. Faircode Technologies, the startup …
  • Four more test COVID-19 positive in Ernakulam district 30 May 2020 20:25 By Express News Service KOCHI:  Four persons — two overseas returnees and two Maharashtra natives — tested positive for Covid-19 in Ernakulam district on Saturday.While a 42-year-old Kothamangalam native returned from Kuwait, a 32-year-old Parakkadavu …
  • One-year-old girl tests positive for coronavirus in Kerala 30 May 2020 16:40 By Express News Service A one-year-old girl was among four people who tested positive for the coronavirus in Kozhikode in Kerala on Saturday.  The toddler, a native of Koduvalli, arrived along with her mother from Qatar on May 18 and was under home …
  • Monsoon here yet? Nope says IMD, refuting private forecaster Skymet's declaration 30 May 2020 15:52 Key parameters that determine the onset of the Southwest Monsoon in Kerala have not been met, IMD chief says refuting Skymet Private weather forecaster Skymet has declared that the Southwest Monsoon has arrived in Kerala today. But its claim has been …
  • Skymet announces arrival of monsoon over Kerala, IMD differs 30 May 2020 11:01 New Delhi: The southwest monsoon has arrived in Kerala before its onset schedule, private agency Skymet Weather announced on Saturday, but India's official forecaster IMD said conditions are not yet ripe for the declaration. Skymet Weather CEO Jatin …
  • ‘Parent-child relationship fostered during lockdown’ 30 May 2020 10:20 By: Sandeep Thomas THRISSUR: The lockdown period has enabled a stress-free parentchild relationship, claimed the Kerala Counsellors Forum (KCF) Thrissur chapter based on a survey. The telephonic survey participated by130 families in the Thrissur district …
  • Kerala registers eighth death, 62 more test positive 30 May 2020 07:08 Kerala reported two more COVID-19 deaths on Friday, taking the toll to nine. As many as 62 positive cases were reported and 56 of these are cases of infection imported from outside the State. Kerala recorded its eighth COVID death with the passing of a 65- …
  • Online sale of Milma milk triples during lockdown 30 May 2020 02:36 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The number of households purchasing milk and vegetables using online platform has tripled during the lockdown. ‘AM Needs’, the online home delivery service launched a year ago, is now delivering 8,000 milk …
  • 62 more Covid-19 cases in Kerala; no need to panic says CM 29 May 2020 17:36 Pinarayi Vijayan THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan reiterated that the increase in number of Covid-19 cases these days should not be treated as a panic situation in the state. ``Kerala has the lowest test positive rate and case fatality …
  • Karnataka cases swell as 248 test positive 29 May 2020 17:20 Kerala reported another COVID-19 death on Friday, taking the toll to eight. It also recorded 62 positive cases, of which 56 were cases imported from outside the State. A 50-year-old woman from Chickballapur, Karnataka and one individual in Andhra Pradesh …
  • Migrants left high and dry on highways 29 May 2020 03:36 Shispal called me at 8 in the night from his home in Kannauj, UP, “Boss, I finally reached home.” He had the excitement of a lone sailor reaching shore after an arduous navigation through a stormy ocean in turbulent weather. He was happy that it was a non- …
  • Another death, biggest spike in Kerala 29 May 2020 01:15 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state witnessed the biggest single-day spike of 84 Covid-19 positive cases on Thursday, even as an expert committee asked the government to take adequate steps assuming that community transmission had already …
  • 84 more Covid-19 cases in Kerala, One Telangana native died 28 May 2020 14:55 Representative image THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The highest single day spike in the Covid-19 cases were reported on Thursday in the state with 84 positive cases. The total number of positive cases reported till date have become 1088 of which 526 active cases are …
  • Meet R Sreelekha, the first woman DGP of Kerala 28 May 2020 08:06 Will humans go extinct? The Kerala Police will get its first woman Director General of Police as ADGP R. Sreelekha assumes charge as the new head of the Fire and Rescue Services on June 1. R. Sreelekha IPS First lady IPS officer turned first lady DGP …
  • Health hazard: Paddy farmers use weedicide on a largescale to address labour shortage in Kerala 28 May 2020 06:48 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Another long-term health hazard is in the offing as farmers have resorted to dump tonnes of weedicides in the paddy fields across the state anticipating acute labour shortage in the forthcoming farming season. …
  • Kerala: Kuriakose Mor Cleemis back as bishop of Jacobite Syrian church 27 May 2020 12:46 By: Sandeep Thomas THRISSUR: After eight years of excommunication, former metropolitan of Idukki diocese, Kuriakose Mor Cleemis, was appointed bishop of Jacobite Syrian Church, Thrissur diocese. The order issued by supreme head and patriarch of the Syrian …
  • In continued spike, State reports 67 cases 27 May 2020 06:46 In continued spike in COVID-19 cases in Kerala on Tuesday, 67 persons tested positive for the disease. While 60 cases were detected in expatriates and Non-Resident Keralites from other parts of the country who had returned to their home State, seven cases …
  • Kerala HC gets its first woman registrar-general in Sophy Thomas 27 May 2020 06:15 Express News Service KOCHI: The state, which is home to the first woman High Court judge, Anna Chandy, and the first woman judge of the Supreme Court Fathima Beevi, has something else to boast about. Now, Sophy Thomas, the principal district and sessions …
  • 357 people arrive from UAE on two evacuation flights 27 May 2020 03:56 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Two flights, one from Dubai and another from Abu Dhabi, landed at Thiruvananthapuram Airport late on Tuesday night. The flight from Dubai had 175 passengers on board while the Abu Dhabi flight brought 182 …
  • Kozhikode Maoist case: Three accused planned meeting at public library, says NIA 26 May 2020 14:20 Express News Service KOCHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) probing the Kozhikode Maoist case has revealed that the three accused had planned a meeting at a public library in Kozhikode. As per the chargesheet in the case, the NIA claimed that they …
  • Exam centres disinfected ahead of SSLC examinations 26 May 2020 03:54 A total of 35,319 SSLC students will appear for the mathematics examination in the district on Tuesday, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Mathematics, physics and chemistry examinations will be held from 1.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the three …
  • CIAL handles 1,050 passengers as domestic services resume 26 May 2020 03:45 Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) handled a total of 1,050 passengers on Monday as domestic air services resumed following relaxation of Covid lockdown regulations. The first flight, an Air Asia flight from Bengaluru, landed at 7.10 a.m. and …
  • Violation of guidelines marks resumption of domestic flights 26 May 2020 01:48 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Though the skies over Kerala opened up for domestic flights on Monday after more than two months, it is the violation of majority of guidelines — both inside and outside the airport — issued by Kerala ahead of the …
  • Qatar distributes 50,000 food kits to expat... 25 May 2020 13:30 Doha: As part of the ‘Let’s Celebrate Eid Together’ initiative Qatar distributed a total of 50,000 food kits to community members reflecting government's keenness towards ensuring the welfare of its expatriate communities during the tough time of the …
  • Jackfruit gains popularity as a superfood 24 May 2020 15:54 THRISSUR, India - Green, spiky and with a strong, sweet smell, the bulky jackfruit has morphed from a backyard nuisance in India’s south coast into the meat-substitute darling of vegans and vegetarians in the West. India, the world’s biggest producer of …
  • Two Evacuation flights from Gulf bring in 387 Keralites home 24 May 2020 01:53 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Two flights from Dubai and another form Muscat with homebound Malayali expats on board,  landed at the Trivandrum International Airport late on Saturday night. There were 180 flyers on the Dubai flight, with the …
  • When the future, present and past crisscross in Malayalam short film ‘Vuja De’ 23 May 2020 12:18 Joby Varghese’s short film in Malayalam, Vuja De, is the opposite of déjà vu but in a dream. The story is set in a 13-year-old girl’s dream. Her friends feature in it, as does a stranger, but whose motives are explained as the film progresses. Vuja De, …
  • Kerala reports single-day highest spike with 42 cases 23 May 2020 07:50 Kerala on Friday reported its single-day highest spike in COVID-19 cases, with 42 persons testing positive for SARS-CoV-2. While 40 of these cases were returnees from other States and abroad, two persons developed the disease through “contact” with known…
  • Coronavirus | Four die in Telangana, A.P.; Kerala adds 42 cases 23 May 2020 00:06 Three more patients succumbed to COVID-19 in Telangana on Friday, taking the toll in the State to 48. Andhra Pradesh reported one virus death in Krishna district. The focus was also on Kerala as it reported its highest single-day spike in cases, with 42 …
  • Live: 'Covid outbreak confined to limited areas, 80% cases in 5 states' 22 May 2020 15:31 42 cases, highest positive cases in a day reported in Kerala. Among the positive cases reported, 21 people had come from Maharashtra, one each from Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, and 17 people had come from abroad. Among this 12 people are from Kannur, …
  • Kerala sees largest daily COVID-19 spike with 42 new cases, CM says it's a serious warning 22 May 2020 15:11 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As Kerala recorded 42 new COVID-19 cases on Friday -- the largest single-day increase -- Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the preventive measures need a big expansion. "Today's rise is a serious …
  • Coronavirus | Telangana, Kerala and A.P. report virus deaths 22 May 2020 03:46 Telangana reported more deaths of coronavirus (COVID-19) patients with five more people succumbing to the disease on Thursday. Kerala reported one more death, and so did Andhra Pradesh. A 73-year-old woman, who had come to Thrissur in Kerala from Mumbai, …
  • Lockdown halts work on cyclone shelters 22 May 2020 01:50 Express News Service KOCHI: The Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown have come as a huge blow to the state’s plan of finishing the work of a majority of multipurpose cyclone shelters coming up across the state to house people during natural calamities. With …
  • 180 arrive on flight from Dubai 22 May 2020 01:49 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A flight carrying 180 passengers from Dubai landed here at 9.20 pm on Thursday. The passengers were mostly from Thiruvananthapuram (95), Kollam (34), Pathanamthitta (22),  Alappuzha (14), Ernakulam (2), Thrissur …
  • 73-year-old woman succumbs to COVID-19 in Kerala's Thrissur 21 May 2020 23:16 Thrissur (Kerala) [India], May 22 (ANI): A 73-year-old woman died due to COVID-19 in Thrissur on Thursday. "The woman was admitted to the hospital after she developed respiratory problems after her return from Mumbai on May 20," Kerala government …
  • How Kerala mastered the art of contact tracing to fight COVID-19, save lives 21 May 2020 20:34 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: On January 22, a 23-year-old medical student from Thrissur boarded a flight to India from Wuhan where COVID-19 had begun to wreak havoc. She arrived in Kolkata and had a stopover for a few hours before the flight …
  • Kerala records one more COVID-19 death: Thrissur native who returned from Mumbai dies at Chavakkad 21 May 2020 18:09 Express News Service THRISSUR: Amid rising Covid-19 cases after the return of Malayalis from abroad and other states, Kerala recorded its fourth death due to the coronavirus infection late on Thursday. Khadeeja, 73, a native of Kadappuram, was under …
  • India's COVID-19 cases cross 1,00,000 mark 21 May 2020 07:31 The coronavirus cases in India crossed the 1 lakh-mark on Tuesday and reached 1,01,139 after recording 4,970 cases in a span of 24-hours. Subsequently, the death toll in the country also increased to 3,163 with 134 fatalities reported in last 24-hours.   …
  • 24 new cases in Kerala, five persons recover 21 May 2020 07:01 Kerala’s COVID-19 caseload spiked again on Wednesday when 24 persons tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, and all except one being imported cases of infection. Briefing media, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that while 12 of the new positive cases were …
  • Increasing normalcy can't be taken for granted, warns Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan 21 May 2020 03:21 Passengers board a boat of the water transport department from Fort Kochi jetty to Ernakulam when the service ...Read More THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The number of positive cases in the state rose from just 16 on May 8 to 161 on May 20, a surge of 145 cases in …
  • Covid-19: One more person tests positive 21 May 2020 02:13 By Express News Service KOCHI: With one more person from the district testing positive for Coronavirus on Wednesday, the number of positive cases in Ernakulam has touched four. The North Paravoor resident who arrived on Monday in the Abu Dhabi - Kochi …
  • 262 expats arrive on Moscow, Kuwait flights 21 May 2020 02:12 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Two flights, one from Moscow and another from Kuwait, landed at the airport here late on Wednesday night. The flight from Moscow that arrived at 9pm had 104 passengers while the Kuwait flight at 11.15pm had 158 …
  • Special train to Jammu leaves Kerala with 1,300 passengers 21 May 2020 01:57 By Express News Service KOCHI: A Shramik special train left for Jammu from Thiruvananthapuram Central at 7pm on Wednesday. The train carrying 1,300 passengers had three stops in Kerala including Kanhangad. According to an official of Railways, 540 …
  • 24 new cases in Kerala, tally 666; 'serious situation', says CM Pinarayi Vijayan 20 May 2020 20:56 By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In continuing uptrend in COVID-19 cases since people started returning to the state, Kerala on Wednesday saw 24 people testing positive, taking the active cases to 161, prompting Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to sound an alarm …
  • Government buses, autos and taxis begin plying, barber shops open in Kerala 20 May 2020 09:20 Thiruvananthapuram: Public transport such as state-run KSRTC buses, autorickshawsand taxiswere back on the roads in Kerala on Wednesday as the left government eased COVID-19 lockdown norms after 54 days. Private buses operated services in some places in …
  • Chennai’s Amith Kutti wins Mumbai Falcons ISRL 3 title 19 May 2020 11:57 Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Chennais Amith Kutti has been crowned champion in the Mumbai Falcons Indian Sim Racing League. Kutti amassed 377 points, winning six out of the 10 races over five rounds to pip Thrissurs Abdul Malik (345 points; one win and four …
  • Lockdown 4.0: Uber resumes service in 35 cities across country 19 May 2020 07:43 Image Source : FILE Locdown 4.0: Uber resumes service in 35 cities across country  Ride-hailing platform Uber on Monday announced resuming operations in more cities, including Delhi and Bengaluru, following new guidelines for the fourth phase of the …
  • India’s COVID-19 Tally Crosses 1-Lakh Mark 19 May 2020 04:34 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email 18Shares   Lockdown 4.0 kicks in with several relaxations New Delhi- The nationwide tally of COVID-19 cases crossed one lakh on Monday with more people testing positive for the deadly virus in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil …
  • India's 'superfood' goes global 19 May 2020 04:16 THRISSUR, India: Green, spiky and with a strong, sweet smell, the bulky jackfruit has morphed from a backyard nuisance in India’s south coast into the meat-substitute darling of vegans and vegetarians in the West. Part of South Asia’s diet for centuries, …
  • Amphan triggers heavy rain; alert sounded 19 May 2020 02:37 By Express News Service KOCHI: Strong winds triggered by super cyclone Amphan, located currently over central Bay of Bengal, has brought thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds to Kerala. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert …
  • New cases increase steadily, 106 reported in last six days / Steady increase in cases, 29 reported in state today 19 May 2020 00:37 Thiruvananthapuram: The state recorded 29 positive cases on Monday, of which 21 came from abroad. Seven people arrived from other states and a health worker in Kannur was infected through direct contact. Of the 29 cases, six are from Kollam, four from …
  • Jackfruit goes global: India's 'superfood' is be... 18 May 2020 14:53 THRISSUR: Green, spiky and with a strong, sweet smell, the bulky jackfruit has morphed from a backyard nuisance in India's south coast into the meat-substitute darling of vegans and vegetarians in the West. Part of the South Asia's diet for …
  • Cyclone Amphan intensifies, heavy rains in Kerala 18 May 2020 10:06 KOCHI: Cyclone Amphan, the extremely severe cyclonic storm located currently over central part of the south Bay of Bengal, 800 kilometres south of Paradip, Odisha brought heavy rainfall across Kerala. Yellow alert has been issued in nine districts for next …
  • Shadow of Maharashtra COVID-19 cases raises tally in Karnataka 18 May 2020 08:25 Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka reported one COVID-19 death each on Sunday. In Karnataka, cases linked to Maharashtra continued to surface in several districts. On Sunday, 40 returnees from Mumbai and Kolhapur — 18 of whom were in Mandya and the rest in …
  • India's 'superfood' jackfruit goes global 18 May 2020 03:31 Thrissur (India) (AFP) - Green, spiky and with a strong, sweet smell, the bulky jackfruit has morphed from a backyard nuisance in India's south coast into the meat-substitute darling of vegans and vegetarians in the West. Part of the South Asia's …
  • Fans angry with Priya Prakash Varrier after she quit Instagram 17 May 2020 23:15 Kirik Love Story | Priya Prakash Varrier | Kannada Film Audio Launch Priya Prakash Varrier, an 18-year-old girl from Thrissur, had won millions of hearts when she appeared in a short clip of Manikya Malaraya Poovi song from her debut Malayalam film Oru …
  • Thiruvananthapuram receives Muscat returnees; 2 from Abu Dhabi hospitalised 17 May 2020 21:02 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  As many as 11 expats from Abu Dhabi-Thiruvananthapuram flight were taken to the hospital early in the morning on Sunday. Of them, two passengers are from Thiruvananthapuram, four from Kollam, one from …
  • COVID-19 cases in Kerala crosses 100-mark after 14 test positive 17 May 2020 17:10 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After a brief hiatus, Kerala crossed the hundred mark once again with 14 more positive cases reporting on Sunday. With this, the total active cases in the state has touched 101. Interestingly, 96 of the active …
  • Football is not dependent on geography: IM Vijayan tells kids 17 May 2020 16:31 "Sir, I'm from a village. There are very few facilities here, unlike in the cities. How can I become a professional footballer?" This question kicked off an online Q&A with IM Vijayan from a batch of U-12s, on Sunday. The sporting icon, …
  • Naval ship arrives with evacuees from the Maldives 17 May 2020 11:33 Naval ship Jalashwa arrived at Kochi port on Sunday morning from the Maldvies with 588 Indians who were stranded in the island country following the spread of COVID-19. The vessel entered the harbour area about 11 a.m. This is the second trip by INS …
  • Kerala rains: State Disaster Management Authority issues yellow alert for nine districts 17 May 2020 09:25 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The summer showers in the state are all set to gain momentum as the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority has sounded a yellow alert in nine districts for Sunday and Monday, followed by a warning of isolated …
  • Masterchef local: The lockdown has turned niche ... 17 May 2020 06:25 It’s Lockdown 4.0. Everyone knows someone who is fussing about, failing at, or flaunting their culinary skills. From millennials to Gen Z, from Boomers to their seniors, people across age groups and geographical boundaries are picking up the ladle — either …
  • 11 more test positive in Kerala, all imported cases 17 May 2020 05:31 Kerala reported 11 positive cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, all of which are imported cases of infection. Seven of these are expatriates who came home recently and the remaining, Non-Resident Keralites from Chennai and Maharashtra. Thrissur accounted for …
  • ASHA of an entire community 17 May 2020 02:15 Express News Service KOCHI: Ever since Covid-19 struck, ASHA workers in the state have been working overtime — some even without pay — acting as a connection between health officials and those in quarantine. They fear for their health and that of their …
  • 182 from Abu Dhabi land in Thiruvananthapuram 17 May 2020 02:15 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The repatriation flight from Abu Dhabi carrying 182 passengers landed at the Thiruvananthapuram airport late on Saturday night. The passengers comprised 177 adults and five children. This is the second flight …
  • 11 new positive cases on Saturday, all returnees 17 May 2020 02:03 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Eleven new cases of Covid-19 were reported in the state on Saturday. All are returnees. While seven came from abroad, two each came from Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. With this, the total number of active cases in …
  • Koyambedu link pushes up COVID-19 cases in A.P. 16 May 2020 22:45 One more person with COVID-19 died in Andhra Pradesh and 48 fresh cases were reported on Saturday, after 9,628 samples were tested. Watch | What turned Koyambedu market into a COVID-19 hotspot? Kerala reported 11 positive cases, all of them imported. Seven …
  • Covid Live: Punjab extends lockdown till May 31 16 May 2020 17:08 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates China can conduct 1.5 million nucleic acid tests for COVID-19 per day, says official Read @ANI Story |… https://t.co/uNHUlOk86M— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) 1589647883000 213 new Covid-19 …
  • 11 new cases in Kerala, over 55,000 under observation 16 May 2020 15:58 By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Eleven people tested positive for COVID-19 in Kerala on Saturday, taking the total tally of those under treatment to 87 in the state and over 55,000 are under observation. Four people were discharged, including an 81-year-old man …

  • Hiccups over, firm promises glitch-free BevQ by Tuesday 30 May 2020 23:56 Thiruvavnanthapuram: After the near ‘dry run’ of the first two days, liquor started flowing in state with BevQ application coming to its own. The crowd management app issued approximately three lakh tokens on Saturday. Faircode Technologies, the startup …
  • Kochi police on high alert as alcohol sale brings back drunk drivers amid COVID-19 lockdown 30 May 2020 22:12 Express News Service KOCHI:  Alcohol sale is back and so is the menace of drink driving. But police personnel are a confused lot when it comes to checking drink driving as COVID-19 spread has put a restriction on use of breath analysers and no police …
  • Four more test COVID-19 positive in Ernakulam district 30 May 2020 20:25 By Express News Service KOCHI:  Four persons — two overseas returnees and two Maharashtra natives — tested positive for Covid-19 in Ernakulam district on Saturday.While a 42-year-old Kothamangalam native returned from Kuwait, a 32-year-old Parakkadavu …
  • Chalakudy MP Benny Behanan, 29 UDF leaders booked by Kochi police for COVID-19 lockdown violation 30 May 2020 20:25 By Express News Service KOCHI:  Ernakulam Central police on Saturday booked 30 UDF leaders, including its convener Benny Behanan, MP, for violating lockdown norms while staging a dharna in front of GCDA Shopping Complex. The statewide protest demanding …
  • Actor Sonu Sood flies out 169 Odia migrants stuck in Kerala 30 May 2020 14:26 Actor Sonu Sood. (Photo: @vpsbadnore) BHUBANESWAR: Not all angels have wings, but that doesn't mean they can't help others soar. About 169 Odia migrant workers who were stranded in Kerala since the lockdown started, managed to fly back home on …
  • IMD predicts heavy rain in Kerala, orange alert in Idukki 30 May 2020 08:26 The Kannammola canal flows at its full capacity after Friday’s rain, posing a danger for houses nearby at Gowr...Read More KOCHI: With conditions becoming favourable for the onset of southwest monsoon over Kerala, the IMD has issued orange alert for Idukki …
  • Rail passengers may have to rebook tickets 30 May 2020 07:08 With the Ministry of Railways approving the Kerala government’s demand to remove halts at destinations other than one station in a district for special trains beginning on June 1, several passengers who had booked tickets in advance will now have to cancel …
  • Kerala registers eighth death, 62 more test positive 30 May 2020 07:08 Kerala reported two more COVID-19 deaths on Friday, taking the toll to nine. As many as 62 positive cases were reported and 56 of these are cases of infection imported from outside the State. Kerala recorded its eighth COVID death with the passing of a 65- …
  • Actress abduction case: Trial to begin on June 15 with victim’s cross-examination 30 May 2020 02:36 Express News Service KOCHI: The trial in the sensational actor abduction of 2017 will resume at the Additional Special Sessions Court here on June 15 with the cross-examination of the victim, a south Indian actor, by the counsel of actor Dileep. Dileep is …
  • Spike in demand for MGNREGS jobs 30 May 2020 02:36 Express News Service KOCHI: For the hundreds of daily wage workers living a hand-to-mouth existence, the lockdown came as a bolt from the blue. Jobs were scarce and earned nil, the future looked bleak. The scenario has reflected on the sudden demand for …
  • Online sale of Milma milk triples during lockdown 30 May 2020 02:36 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The number of households purchasing milk and vegetables using online platform has tripled during the lockdown. ‘AM Needs’, the online home delivery service launched a year ago, is now delivering 8,000 milk …
  • Rain alarm goes off, dam gates open as Kerala awaits monsoon 30 May 2020 02:27 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the cyclonic circulation over southeast Arabian Sea set to intensify into a depression within a couple of days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded an alert about heavy rains in the state. …
  • Pvt lab giving false report stopped from corona testing 29 May 2020 23:28 PCR test facility started at government medical college , Ernakulam on Thursday. Photo by PRD Kanpur: Taking action against for giving an allegedly false report of a Covid-19 patient by a private lab, the district administration on Friday directed the lab …
  • Actor Sonu Sood flies out 169 Odia migrants stranded in Kerala 29 May 2020 23:11 Bhubaneswar: Not all angels have wings, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help others soar. About 169 Odia migrant workers who were stranded in Kerala since the lockdown started, managed to fly back home on Friday with help from actor Sonu Sood. Moved by …
  • 62 more Covid-19 cases in Kerala; no need to panic says CM 29 May 2020 17:36 Pinarayi Vijayan THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan reiterated that the increase in number of Covid-19 cases these days should not be treated as a panic situation in the state. ``Kerala has the lowest test positive rate and case fatality …
  • Karnataka cases swell as 248 test positive 29 May 2020 17:20 Kerala reported another COVID-19 death on Friday, taking the toll to eight. It also recorded 62 positive cases, of which 56 were cases imported from outside the State. A 50-year-old woman from Chickballapur, Karnataka and one individual in Andhra Pradesh …
  • Google Pay now allows you to find nearby essential stores; here’s how 29 May 2020 15:57 By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 29, 2020 8:44:48 pm This new Nearby Stores feature is now available in 35 cities across India. (Express Photo: Mohammad Faisal) Google has added number of new options in Google Pay app to make life easy for users …
  • Sonu Sood Arranges Chartered Flight For 177 Migrant Workers Stuck In Kerala 29 May 2020 14:03 Actor Sonu Sood helped 177 migrant workers fly home to Odisha. After arranging buses and food for thousands of stranded migrants, Sonu Sood has now airlifted 177 workers stuck in Kerala amid the coronavirus lockdown. The actor arranged a special chartered …
  • Tovino Thomas, Lijo Jose Pellissery and others congratulate Gokulam on getting married 29 May 2020 11:06 Malayalam actor Gokulam married Dhanya in a private ceremony. (Photo: Jayasurya/Facebook) Malayalam actor Gokulam married Dhanya in a private ceremony on Thursday in Ernakulam. The wedding ceremony happened in the presence of family members at a temple …
  • 'Felt ashamed sitting at home': After Sonu Sood, Swara Bhaskar sends migrant workers home, contributes 500 shoes 29 May 2020 08:52 Happy Birthday, Jr.NTR In the time of the pandemic, where the world has come to halt due to the deadly spread of coronavirus, people are coming forward to help the needy. The pandemic has had a severe effect on the lives of migrants as they are stranded in …
  • Homestays operators look for succour as people stay home 29 May 2020 06:44 Bengaluru: Hundreds of homestay operators in the tourism hubs of Karnataka and Kerala, whose businesses were flourishing till recently, are now looking for succour as the Covid-19 pandemic has forced their potential customers stay put at home, triggering a …
  • Liquor sales finally resume in Kerala 29 May 2020 05:13 Tipplers who received e-tokens from BevQ app wait in front of a hotel in Ernakulam on Thursday. Only those wit...Read More THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Liquor sales resumed in the state on Thursday following the launch of BevQ app, but confusion prevailed and …
  • Sudden spike in snakebite cases across district surprises doctors 29 May 2020 03:36 Express News Service KOCHI: There has been a surge in the number of snakebite cases in Ernakulam district with lockdown and summer showers being cited as reasons. Over the past two weeks alone, the specialised snakebite treatment centre at the Little …
  • Jan Shatabdi trains to operate with fewer stoppages from June 1 29 May 2020 01:25 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Considering state government’s request for limiting the number of stoppages for better monitoring, the Railway Board has decided to eliminate some of the stops for trains starting from June 1. The Jan Shatabdi …
  • Sputtering app leaves a hangover 28 May 2020 23:46 Tipplers who received e-tokens from BevQ app wait for their turn in front of a hotel at Kaloor, Ernakulam on T...Read More Thiruvananthapuram: Liquor sales resumed in the state with the launch of the BevQ app but confusion prevailed and social distancing …
  • Goa: As thousands leave, shelter home to be empty by Saturday 28 May 2020 09:53 33 people alighted from two transit Rajdhani trains at Margao on Wed MARGAO: Two Shramik Special trains carrying over 3,000 migrant workers left from Margao railway station for Basti in UP on Wednesday. With several thousand migrants having left for their …
  • Horticorp to open honey park in all districts 28 May 2020 08:19 The Kerala State Horticultural Products Development Corporation (Horticorp) will open honey parks in all the 14 districts. Managing director J.Sajeev said the project envisaged opening holistic refreshment stalls and sales outlets of ethnic as well as …
  • Coronavirus | Kerala reports three ‘community’ cases 28 May 2020 08:19 Telangana recorded six deaths and 107 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest in a day, with its total cases put at 2,098. Coronavirus, May 27 updates | State Helpline numbers for COVID-19 Three persons succumbed in Yadgir, Bidar, and Vijayapura, in …
  • Meet R Sreelekha, the first woman DGP of Kerala 28 May 2020 08:06 Will humans go extinct? The Kerala Police will get its first woman Director General of Police as ADGP R. Sreelekha assumes charge as the new head of the Fire and Rescue Services on June 1. R. Sreelekha IPS First lady IPS officer turned first lady DGP …
  • Google Pay expands 'Nearby Stores' feature to 35 cities in India: Know more 28 May 2020 05:05 Google Pay on Wednesday announced that it's 'Nearby Stores’ spot, which provides information such as business hours, essential items stock, social distancing information, is now available in 35 cities across the country. “Originally rolled in a few …
  • Woman returnee from UAE, man from Delhi test positive in district 28 May 2020 02:40 By Express News Service KOCHI: Two persons tested positive for Covid-19 in Ernakulam district on Wednesday. They are a 34-year-old woman who arrived in the state from Abu Dhabi on May 18 and a 26-year-old man who arrived from New Delhi on May 22.  The …
  • How Railways, Metro services plan to gather steam post-lockdown 4.0 27 May 2020 16:37 Migrant workers from Kerala reach at Charbagh railway station in Lucknow by a special train. (Express Photo by Vishal Srivastava/File 07.05.2020) With the fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic ending on May 31 and the …
  • Kerala: Unregistered arrivals biggest threat 27 May 2020 12:46 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As Covid-19 case load increases among people coming from other states, concerns have also grown over gatekeeping with many people managing to arrive in state through borders without passes. In the review meeting convened by chief …
  • In continued spike, State reports 67 cases 27 May 2020 06:46 In continued spike in COVID-19 cases in Kerala on Tuesday, 67 persons tested positive for the disease. While 60 cases were detected in expatriates and Non-Resident Keralites from other parts of the country who had returned to their home State, seven cases …
  • Kerala HC gets its first woman registrar-general in Sophy Thomas 27 May 2020 06:15 Express News Service KOCHI: The state, which is home to the first woman High Court judge, Anna Chandy, and the first woman judge of the Supreme Court Fathima Beevi, has something else to boast about. Now, Sophy Thomas, the principal district and sessions …
  • Despite WHO halting trials, doctors, healthcare workers still use HCQ 27 May 2020 03:57 Express News Service KOCHI: The state Health Department is continuing to recommend the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a preventive drug against the new coronavirus despite the World Health Organisation (WHO) temporarily halting tests on the old anti- …
  • SSLC exam starts on a ‘healthy note’; stuck in TN, one student misses out 27 May 2020 03:57 By Express News Service KOCHI: SSLC and VHSE examinations began in the district on Tuesday. Unlike previous occasions, the examination centres were devoid of any buzz what with social distancing and other Covid-19 safety protocols in place. Also, all but …
  • Minnal Murali set destruction: Two arrested as Malayalam film industry unites against vandalism 26 May 2020 10:41 On Sunday, members of multiple right-wing groups destroyed an estimated Rs 50-lakh set of Minnal Murali claiming the church set hurt their religious sentiments. Kerala police on Monday arrested two in connection with the destruction of Minnal Murali set. …
  • CIAL handles 1,050 passengers as domestic services resume 26 May 2020 03:45 Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) handled a total of 1,050 passengers on Monday as domestic air services resumed following relaxation of Covid lockdown regulations. The first flight, an Air Asia flight from Bengaluru, landed at 7.10 a.m. and …
  • Mastermind behind movie set vandalism arrested 26 May 2020 03:32 By Express News Service KOCHI: Kara’ Ratheesh aka Ratheesh Malayattoor, 37, the alleged mastermind behind the destruction of set of multi-lingual movie ‘Minnal Murali’, was arrested after he surrendered before the Angamaly police on Monday evening. His …
  • 31,724 students to appear for exams in Ernakulam district 26 May 2020 03:32 By Express News Service KOCHI: As many as 31,724 students will appear for the SSLC examination in 330 centres in the district on Tuesday. The day will also see 4,024 Vocational Higher Secondary Education (VHSE) students appearing for their final …
  • Togadia’s outfit ransacks church film set near Shiva temple in Kerala 25 May 2020 22:28 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: May 26, 2020 2:07:51 am The vandalising of the set was brought to light by Hari Palode, general secretary of the right-wing outfit Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad (AHP). Members of an outfit founded …
  • Kerala Right-Wing Activists On The Run After Demolishing Church Movie Set 25 May 2020 12:28 The shooting of the movie Minnal Murali was stopped because of the lockdown. Thiruvananthapuram: At a time when Kerala is focussing on all possible measures to contain COVID 19 and restart its economic activities, a group of right wing activists have …
  • 'Minnal Murali' film set vandalised in Ernakulam by Akhila Hindu Parishad 25 May 2020 07:57 By Express News Service KOCHI: A group of right wing workers have allegedly vandalized the set of multi-lingual movie 'Minnal Murali' at Kalady in Ernakulam district on Sunday night. The Kerala state unit of Akhila Hindu Parishad (AHP) has claimed …
  • Tovino Thomas slams ‘religious fanatics’ for destroying church set of Malayalam film Minal Murali 25 May 2020 07:51 The members of Antharashtra Hindu Parishad (AHP) and Bajrang Dal demolished the set of Minal Murali on Sunday. (Photo: Sophia Paul/Facebook) A day after members of a right-wing group destroyed the film set of Malayalam movie Minal Murali, actor Tovino …
  • How Kerala flattened the curve, lowest death rates: Health minister Shailaja explains 25 May 2020 07:31 Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala’s health minister K.K. Shailaja, popularly known as Teacher, received worldwide acclaim for her handling of the Covid-19 suituation. Under her leadership, Kerala succeeded in flattening the curve and registering perhaps the …
  • Kerala records 53 new COVID-19 cases, five persons recover 24 May 2020 13:14 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala's Covid-19 graph continues to be up on the third consecutive day with 53 cases being recorded on Sunday.  Twelve of the new patients are in Thiruvananthapuram and Kannur, five each in Malappuram and …
  • Two Evacuation flights from Gulf bring in 387 Keralites home 24 May 2020 01:53 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Two flights from Dubai and another form Muscat with homebound Malayali expats on board,  landed at the Trivandrum International Airport late on Saturday night. There were 180 flyers on the Dubai flight, with the …
  • 1.73 lakh expats stranded in Kerala apply for aid of Rs 5000, experts say most may return 23 May 2020 10:30 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A major chunk of the 1.73 lakh expats stuck in the state is keen to return to various countries, including the Middle East, say experts. NORKA Roots -- the agency acting as an interface between expats and the state …
  • Ernakulam district gears up to conduct school exams 23 May 2020 03:13 By Express News Service KOCHI: The district is gearing up to conduct the SSLC, Plus I and Plus II examinations. While the SSLC examinations will begin on May 26, the Plus One and Plus Two examinations will begin on May 27. On Friday, Agriculture Minister V …
  • Petrol attack: One victim succumbs to burns 23 May 2020 03:13 By Express News Service KOCHI: Two days after a mentally ill person threw petrol at a tea shop at Pachalam which led to a fire, one of the four victims succumbed to high-degree burns here on Friday. The deceased, Rejin Das, 34, a native of Ezhupunna, was …
  • 490 Keralites arrive in two special trains 23 May 2020 01:06 By Express News Service KOCHI: After a long wait to reach home, 490 passengers from 11 districts arrived at Ernakulam South Railway Station on Friday from two special trains from Jalandhar and Jaipur. The passengers included pregnant women and children. …
  • Q&A: How communist-run India state became model in COVID-19 fight 22 May 2020 22:52 The Indian state of Kerala's strategy to tackle the coronavirus is being held up as a model on containing the pandemic even as other parts of the country struggle to stop its spread. The state has 691 cases and the highest recovery rate of nearly 90 …
  • With zero cases, how Lakshadweep has remained an island of calm amidst Covid-19 storm 22 May 2020 14:05 Written by Vishnu Varma | Kochi | Updated: May 22, 2020 6:33:40 pm The island of Lakshadweep has had no positive cases of coronavirus so far (Google Earth view) In a country of over 1.15 lakh coronavirus infections, the serene and calm islands of the union …
  • Norm violation: Crew warned 22 May 2020 01:50 By Express News Service KOCHI: Employees of Velankannimatha private bus plying on Ernakulam-Poothotta route were warned by Udayamperoor police on Thursday for violating social distancing norms while operating its service,. The police officers said the bus …
  • Lockdown halts work on cyclone shelters 22 May 2020 01:50 Express News Service KOCHI: The Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown have come as a huge blow to the state’s plan of finishing the work of a majority of multipurpose cyclone shelters coming up across the state to house people during natural calamities. With …
  • 180 arrive on flight from Dubai 22 May 2020 01:49 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A flight carrying 180 passengers from Dubai landed here at 9.20 pm on Thursday. The passengers were mostly from Thiruvananthapuram (95), Kollam (34), Pathanamthitta (22),  Alappuzha (14), Ernakulam (2), Thrissur …
  • Train service via Konkan Rly route from June 10 21 May 2020 13:31 Representative image MANGALURU: Train services via Konkan Railway route will run as per monsoon timings with effect from June 10 for services leaving from originating station on that day. Train 06346 Thiruvananthapuram Central-Mumbai Lokmanya Tilak …
  • Autorickshaw driver immolates self after hurling ‘petrol bomb’ at two 21 May 2020 11:06 By Express News Service KOCHI: An autorickshaw driver set himself ablaze on Wednesday after hurling a lighted bottle of petrol at two persons at a teashop in Pachalam. While he was found dead in his autorickshaw after having fled from the teashop, the two …
  • These trains will run from June 1, online booking starts today: Here is the full list 21 May 2020 07:59 By Online Desk For the first time, the Indian railways were halted for over 50 days due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This caused trouble to many migrants stuck in different cities who wanted to get back home during the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown …
  • 24 new cases in Kerala, five persons recover 21 May 2020 07:01 Kerala’s COVID-19 caseload spiked again on Wednesday when 24 persons tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, and all except one being imported cases of infection. Briefing media, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that while 12 of the new positive cases were …
  • KVK’s farm service centre gets good response 21 May 2020 06:57 With multi-level farming initiatives mushrooming in Ernakulam district during the lockdown period, the farm service centre under the Ernakulam Krishi Vigyan Kendra of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has received a huge response from …
  • Anurag Kashyap, Varun Grover, Kunal Kamra auction their trophies to raise funds for Covid test kits 21 May 2020 03:47 MUMBAI: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, writer Varun Grover and comedian Kunal Kamra are auctioning their trophies to raise funds for COVID-19 test kits. The campaign aims to raise Rs 13,44,000 in the next 30 days for ten kits which will help one thousand people …
  • Increasing normalcy can't be taken for granted, warns Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan 21 May 2020 03:21 Passengers board a boat of the water transport department from Fort Kochi jetty to Ernakulam when the service ...Read More THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The number of positive cases in the state rose from just 16 on May 8 to 161 on May 20, a surge of 145 cases in …
  • KSRTC operates 1,338 services in Kerala 21 May 2020 03:21 People wait at a bus shelter at Thoppumpady in Ernakulam on Wednesday THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: KSRTC operated 1,338 bus services in state from 7am to 7pm on Wednesday after it resumed intra-district services for the general public after nearly two months. Buses …
  • Covid-19: One more person tests positive 21 May 2020 02:13 By Express News Service KOCHI: With one more person from the district testing positive for Coronavirus on Wednesday, the number of positive cases in Ernakulam has touched four. The North Paravoor resident who arrived on Monday in the Abu Dhabi - Kochi …
  • Lukewarm response from passengers as KSRTC, SWTD restart services 21 May 2020 02:12 Express News Service KOCHI: It was cold response from the part of passengers as KSRTC and State Water Transport Department (SWTD) resumed services in Ernakulam after 56-day-long break. With Covid-19 threat still looming, people preferred to travel in own …
  • 262 expats arrive on Moscow, Kuwait flights 21 May 2020 02:12 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Two flights, one from Moscow and another from Kuwait, landed at the airport here late on Wednesday night. The flight from Moscow that arrived at 9pm had 104 passengers while the Kuwait flight at 11.15pm had 158 …
  • Special train to Jammu leaves Kerala with 1,300 passengers 21 May 2020 01:57 By Express News Service KOCHI: A Shramik special train left for Jammu from Thiruvananthapuram Central at 7pm on Wednesday. The train carrying 1,300 passengers had three stops in Kerala including Kanhangad. According to an official of Railways, 540 …
  • Kerala man elopes with wife of friend who gave him shelter during lockdown period 20 May 2020 20:56 By PTI KOCHI: The deadly coronavirus, which has claimed thousands of lives the world over, seems to be wreaking havoc on marital relationships too going by an incident in Kerala's Ernakulam district where a man has allegedly scooted with the wife of …
  • 24 new cases in Kerala, tally 666; 'serious situation', says CM Pinarayi Vijayan 20 May 2020 20:56 By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In continuing uptrend in COVID-19 cases since people started returning to the state, Kerala on Wednesday saw 24 people testing positive, taking the active cases to 161, prompting Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to sound an alarm …
  • Indian Railways announces restart of 100 trains from June 1 20 May 2020 20:30 These are in addition to the Shramik Special trains. (File) Seventeen Jan Shatabdis, five Durontos and a number of traditionally popular mail or express trains to various parts of India are among the list of 100 trains to be reintroduced from June 1 in the …
  • DP World Cochin handles 50,000 TEUs in lockdown period 20 May 2020 14:32 The International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) at Kochi has handled over 50,000 TEUs along with 53 vessels during the 50 days of lockdown period. As a provider of essential services, ICTT is operational 24x7 and has taken every step to ensure …
  • 'God's Own Country' plays perfect host to Assam migrants 20 May 2020 12:26 Ridip Chutia from Sivasagar, who works as a welder in Ernakulam district GUWAHATI: Approachable and caring government machinery right till the panchayat level, employers with big hearts and kind locals have won the hearts of thousands of migrant Assamese …
  • Mom leaves baby in India to join UAE's Covid-19... 20 May 2020 09:20 105 medical staff from Kerala landed in the UAE today. They will serve the country, which is home to some 3.5 million Indians. Reenu Augustine, an emergency nurse from Alappuzha district of Kerala, has joined the Covid-19 medical mission in the UAE leaving …
  • 'Sasural Simar Ka' actor Ashiesh Roy in ICU, ask... 20 May 2020 07:30 MUMBAI: Popular TV actor Ashiesh Roy, known for featuring on the show "Sasural Simar Ka", said he is currently in ICU and asked for financial help as he is undergoing dialysis. The 55-year-old actor took to Facebook and shared two updates on …
  • 112 dengue cases reported in Kerala this month 20 May 2020 07:02 Representative image THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Amidst reporting of Covid-19 cases, dengue and fever cases are also increasing in the state. This has put the health department in deep trouble since many people are coming with fever and cough, which are the …
  • Shoot of Martin Prakkat’s thriller almost complete 20 May 2020 06:29 Express News Service We reported a few months ago that Kunchacko Boban’s next is a thriller directed by Martin Prakkat. The shoot of the as-yet-untitled film was approaching completion before the pandemic disrupted it.The team has eight more days of shoot …
  • KSRTC to resume 200 services today; private buses by June 20 May 2020 02:52 By Express News Service KOCHI:  As public transport is slated to begin on Wednesday, KSRTC has decided to run 200 buses in the district, including on private bus routes. Meanwhile, private buses will resume services in June.“A total of 200 buses will be …
  • It’s a rough ride for automobile workshops   19 May 2020 02:51 Express News Service KOCHI:  Though the lockdown restrictions have been eased in Ernakulam, the number of vehicles taking to the streets is still low. Two months of little vehicular movement has left workshop owners in the city in deep crisis. Though the …
  • Health dept tightens vigil as one more tests positive in Ernakulam district 19 May 2020 02:51 By Express News Service KOCHI:  A 29-year-old pregnant woman who arrived here from Dubai on Saturday tested Covid positive on Monday, putting the district health department on a high alert. This is the second infected case in the district in as many days. …
  • Residents on Periyar banks chalk out own evacuation plan  19 May 2020 02:51 Express News Service KOCHI: People living on the bank of Periyar and its tributaries are a worried lot. The copious amount of rain followed by the news that the dams are brimming has only increased their worry. They blame it all to the apathy of the …
  • Amid Covid scare, Kochi schools prep for admissions 19 May 2020 02:51 Express News Service KOCHI: The lockdown has been extended till May 31, casting a shadow over the admissions to class I which began on Monday. The district education department officials say parents need not fret since the government has given the nod to …
  • Amphan triggers heavy rain; alert sounded 19 May 2020 02:37 By Express News Service KOCHI: Strong winds triggered by super cyclone Amphan, located currently over central Bay of Bengal, has brought thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds to Kerala. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert …
  • New cases increase steadily, 106 reported in last six days / Steady increase in cases, 29 reported in state today 19 May 2020 00:37 Thiruvananthapuram: The state recorded 29 positive cases on Monday, of which 21 came from abroad. Seven people arrived from other states and a health worker in Kannur was infected through direct contact. Of the 29 cases, six are from Kollam, four from …
  • Mumbai reports 1,571 cases in a day, total nears 20,000 with 734 deaths 18 May 2020 10:32 As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak continues to spread like wildfire in India, the central and state governments are respectively amping up all of their efforts to check potential contamination. The third phase of the nationwide …
  • Cyclone Amphan intensifies, heavy rains in Kerala 18 May 2020 10:06 KOCHI: Cyclone Amphan, the extremely severe cyclonic storm located currently over central part of the south Bay of Bengal, 800 kilometres south of Paradip, Odisha brought heavy rainfall across Kerala. Yellow alert has been issued in nine districts for next …
  • Shadow of Maharashtra COVID-19 cases raises tally in Karnataka 18 May 2020 08:25 Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka reported one COVID-19 death each on Sunday. In Karnataka, cases linked to Maharashtra continued to surface in several districts. On Sunday, 40 returnees from Mumbai and Kolhapur — 18 of whom were in Mandya and the rest in …
  • Over 125 Indian prisoners deported from Bahrain shifted to naval quarantine facility 18 May 2020 07:44 KOCHI: Over 125 Indian prisoners who were pardoned by the Bahrain government while being serving sentences in the Gulf nation were deported to India by a special flight and shifted to a naval quarantine facility here, official sources said on Monday. The …
  • Police crack murder mystery of 57-year-old, 4 months into incident  17 May 2020 21:03 By Express News Service KOCHI: Unravelling the mystery behind the murder of a 57-year-old man at Valayanchirangara near Perumbavoor about four months ago was a tough nut to crack for the police. Though the person died due to injuries inflicted on his head …
  • Houses built under KPCC’s flood relief ops handed over 17 May 2020 21:03 By Express News Service KOCHI: The two houses constructed by Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) for the flood victims of Cheranalloor were handed over to beneficiaries on Saturday. The construction was completed under the supervision of Hibi Eden, MP …
  • Thiruvananthapuram receives Muscat returnees; 2 from Abu Dhabi hospitalised 17 May 2020 21:02 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  As many as 11 expats from Abu Dhabi-Thiruvananthapuram flight were taken to the hospital early in the morning on Sunday. Of them, two passengers are from Thiruvananthapuram, four from Kollam, one from …
  • COVID-19 cases in Kerala crosses 100-mark after 14 test positive 17 May 2020 17:10 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After a brief hiatus, Kerala crossed the hundred mark once again with 14 more positive cases reporting on Sunday. With this, the total active cases in the state has touched 101. Interestingly, 96 of the active …
  • Naval ship arrives with evacuees from the Maldives 17 May 2020 11:33 Naval ship Jalashwa arrived at Kochi port on Sunday morning from the Maldvies with 588 Indians who were stranded in the island country following the spread of COVID-19. The vessel entered the harbour area about 11 a.m. This is the second trip by INS …
  • Kerala rains: State Disaster Management Authority issues yellow alert for nine districts 17 May 2020 09:25 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The summer showers in the state are all set to gain momentum as the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority has sounded a yellow alert in nine districts for Sunday and Monday, followed by a warning of isolated …
  • Hotels start receiving guests for quarantine 17 May 2020 02:15 Express News Service KOCHI: The state government’s decision to allow Keralites returning from abroad and other states to use paid quarantine facilities seems to be getting good response for the designated hotels as 15 persons opted for the paid facility in …
  • 182 from Abu Dhabi land in Thiruvananthapuram 17 May 2020 02:15 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The repatriation flight from Abu Dhabi carrying 182 passengers landed at the Thiruvananthapuram airport late on Saturday night. The passengers comprised 177 adults and five children. This is the second flight …
  • Lack of sensitivity of some states led to migrant issue: Dharmendra Pradhan 16 May 2020 23:52 Written by Liz Mathew | Published: May 17, 2020 5:18:38 am The Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, and Steel, who is on a two-day visit to Chhattisgarh, was talking to reporters on his arrival at the Swami Vivekananda Airport here. (Express file photo …