• Kerala: 6,334 test positive; positivity rate at 10.3% 22 Jan 2021 08:37 Picture used for representational purpose onlyT’PURAM: The state on Thursday reported 6,334 new Covid-19 cases taking the number of active cases to 69,771. Among the fresh cases, 5,658 were contracted through local transmission. The sources of infection …
  • Covid-19: 10,953 more vaccinated in Kerala, total crosses 35,000 22 Jan 2021 08:37 Picture used for representational purpose onlyT'PURAM: The state on Thursday vaccinated 10,953 healthcare workers. The target for the day was 12,944. To date, 35,773 healthcare workers have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination. The …
  • Frontline health staff demand priority in vaccination drives 22 Jan 2021 05:27 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Doctors and other healthcare staff in the frontline of the state’s battle against the Covid pandemic are demanding priority in vaccination drives currently covering 100 beneficiaries per centre each day. While …
  • 10,953 health workers take first dose of Covid vaccine on fourth day 22 Jan 2021 05:27 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Covid vaccination has gathered momentum in the state with 10,953 health workers taking the first dose on Thursday. There were 135 vaccination centres on the fourth day including 15 centres in Ernakulam, 11 in …
  • Long time Qatar resident Hamsa Madappattu passes away 20 Jan 2021 08:13 Doha: Hamsa Madappattu, a long time resident of Doha and the brother of prominent Gulf-based industrialist and Chairman of Safari Group, Abubacker Madappattu, passed away in Maranchery, Malappuram district in Kerala, India. He was 58 years old.  The …
  • MoCI carries out inspection campaigns 20 Jan 2021 08:13 Doha: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, with the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Municipality and Environment, and Ministry of Public Health, launched inspection campaigns on retail outlets and street vendors in various areas, including Al Khor, …
  • Kerala: Spurt in active Covid cases as 6,000 more contract virus 20 Jan 2021 06:56 Pilgrims wait for darshan at Sabarimala temple on TuesdayTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Covid-19 was reported among 6,186 people in the state on Tuesday and the total cases reported till date has climbed to 8,57,380. Among the new cases, 5,541 are cases of local …
  • 17-year-old sexually abused by over 40 men 19 Jan 2021 21:54 Kerala police arrest 33 accused, charge them under various Sections of the POCSO Act A 17-year-old girl from Kerala’s Malappuram district was raped by dozens of men over four years, it has been found. Initial investigations found 44 accused. The police …
  • 17 held for rape of minor girl in Kerala 19 Jan 2021 18:39 Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 (IANS) In a horrifying incident of sexual abuse, a minor girl was raped by several men leading to the arrest of 17 of them and registration of 30 cases under the POCSO Act. The incident happened in Pandikkad, Malappuram district. …
  • Kerala: 29 cases filed over sexual abuse of girl, 18 held 19 Jan 2021 02:39 Police have registered 29 cases pertaining to sexual abuse of a minor girl in Malappuram district. They said 18 people have been arrested under POCSO Act, and a probe is on to ascertain the actual number of accused. The girl, who was staying with her …
  • Rahul Gandhi comes out with theme-based calendar on Wayanad's locales, news makers 17 Jan 2021 18:55 By Express News Service KALPETTA: Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi has unveiled his calendar for the year 2021 which showcases the natural splendours of his parliamentary constituency. Besides the pristine beauty of 12 locales in the Lok Sabha seat, the calendar …
  • Ladakh to Kerala, vaccine rollout begins 17 Jan 2021 09:49 Maharashtra Of the 28,500 health workers who had been listed to get the vaccine on the inaugural day, Maharashtra recorded a turnout of 64.3 per cent. Of the 18,328 people vaccinated in Maharashtra on Saturday, 10 recipients suffered mild reactions …
  • Coronavirus Vaccine Live: Gujarat to launch COVID-19 vaccination drive from 161 centres 15 Jan 2021 11:06 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Greece may ease more COVID-19 curbs from Monday, says PM Delhi geared up for COVID-19 vaccination roll-out tomorrow at 81 sites A senior official on Thursday had said Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covishield will be …
  • UDF sounds poll bugle: Manifesto offers Rs 6,000 per month to poor, no-bill hospitals 14 Jan 2021 15:06 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM": If elected, the UDF has promised to provide Rs 6,000 per month to all financially backward people under the Nyuntam Aay Yojana (Nyay) proposed by the Congress in its 2019 Lok Sabha election manifesto, …
  • First batch of Covid vaccine to reach Kerala on Wednesday 13 Jan 2021 02:51 By Express News Service KOCHI:  After a long wait, the first batch of Covid vaccine will arrive in the state on Wednesday. The first consignment of 4,33,500 doses will arrive at Kochi airport by late afternoon. Another consignment of vaccine is expected to …
  • Tests come down, new cases too 12 Jan 2021 06:29 Testing dipped by close to 50% as it does over the weekend every week, resulting in a dip in the number of new cases of COVID-19 reported in the State on Monday. With just 35,281 samples tested over the past 24 hours, the number of new cases on Monday was …
  • Undeterred by pandemic, Kerala NRIs venture into e-commerce space to sell seafood 11 Jan 2021 14:33 Job loss or salary cuts during the pandemic situation have not deterred 30 gulf returnees from starting a new business venture in Kerala. Hailing from various parts of the State, these NRI’s has launched a chain of fish and meat retail stores called …
  • 4,545 new Covid cases in Kerala; test positivity rate at 10% 11 Jan 2021 03:47 Representative imageTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state on Sunday reported 4,545 new cases of Covid-19, including 4,003 through local transmission. At least 422 cases were of unknown sources while 42 healthcare workers were also among the infected. To date, 8,11 …
  • Highway robbery: Six people held 11 Jan 2021 01:34 Coimbatore: The rural police on Sunday arrested six men who were involved in the Rs 27-lakh highway robbery near Navakkarai on December 25. The arrested were identified as K Unnikumar alias Raju, 44, from Pillaiyarpuram in Podanur, C Srijith, 27, M Subin, …
  • Get set, Gokulam! 09 Jan 2021 10:23 Express News Service KOCHI: Kerala has always been one of the hotbeds of Indian football alongside states like West Bengal and Goa. The state has birthed generations of footballers who have excelled at the national level — from Thiruvalla Pappan to I M …
  • A year at home, Malayali students doing MBBS in China are worried lot 09 Jan 2021 09:39 Express News Service KOZHIKODE: It is a year to the day on Saturday (January 9) that Malappuram native Husna Pallikkunnan returned from China where she is pursuing medicine. Since then, she has been attending online classes. However,  worry over practicals …
  • State’s tally crosses eight lakh mark 09 Jan 2021 07:48 The cumulative COVID-19 case burden of Kerala crossed the eight lakh mark on Friday when the State reported 5,142 new cases when 59,569 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The cumulative case burden of Kerala has risen to 8,01,075 cases. The test …
  • Latest Venture Underscores India’s Focus on Gas-Based Economy  07 Jan 2021 15:54 PUNE, India — In another step toward turning India into a natural gas-based economy, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Jan. 5 inaugurated a 450-kilometer (280-mile) liquid natural gas pipeline between two coastal cities during a video conference. Built at a …
  • One country, one gas grid: Modi after inaugurating Kochi-Mangaluru gas pipeline 06 Jan 2021 09:41 Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the dedication of the Kochi – Mangaluru Natural Gas Pipeline to the Nation, through video conferencing, in New Delhi, Jan. 5, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_05_2021_000195B) Thiruvananthapuram, Jan. 5 (IANS): Prime …
  • NIA names Swapna, Sarith in chargesheet, no word on Sivasankar 06 Jan 2021 06:14 By Express News Service KOCHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday named 20 persons in a chargesheet filed before the Special Court for NIA Cases here in the case related to the smuggling of gold using diplomatic baggage. NIA has turned five …
  • First-time thief should get chance to reform: Kerala HC 06 Jan 2021 06:14 By Express News Service KOCHI: Quoting the lyrics from the poem ‘Moshanam’ written by poet late Ayyappa Paniker, the Kerala High Court on Tuesday observed that the first offender in a theft case need not be sent to jail in all situations in view of the …
  • Kerala gold-smuggling case: NIA charges 20, Pinarayi’s ex-principal secy not named 06 Jan 2021 03:24 Key accused in the Kerala gold smuggling case Swapna Suresh and her associates had smuggled in over 167 kg gold through diplomatic cargo between November 2019 and June 2020, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has told a special court in Ernakulam. The …
  • Gas pipeline an impetus to industrialisation, says Pinarayi Vijayan 06 Jan 2021 02:59 Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said the Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, will pave the way for another wave of industrialisation of the State. He said the Fertilizers and Chemicals …
  • Policy initiatives to help boost natural gas share in energy basket to 15%: PM 05 Jan 2021 18:41 Explaining the benefits of a natural gas pipeline in developing a gas-based economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the Centre has taken policy several initiatives to increase the share of natural gas in India’s energy basket from 6 per cent to …
  • 'Bheemante Vazhi' team shakes a leg 05 Jan 2021 16:21 The shoot of the upcoming Ashraf Hamza film 'Bheemante Vazhi' is going on in Malappuram. And the crew often shares pics and videos of them having fun amid the shoot. Recently, its lead actor Kunchacko Boban shared a video in which the crew can be …
  • PM inaugurates 450-km Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline 05 Jan 2021 13:05 Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday inaugurated the 450-km Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline built at a cost of Rs 3,000 crore via video conferencing. The pipeline will carry natural gas from Kochi in Kerala through Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, …
  • Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline will give a new impetus to industrialisation of Kerala: CM 05 Jan 2021 12:55 Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 5, would pave the way for another wave of industrialisation of Kerala. He said that Fertilizers and Chemicals Kerala …
  • PM Modi inaugurates Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline via video conferencing 05 Jan 2021 12:23 Image Source : PTI PM Modi inaugurates Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday dedicated the Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline to the nation, via video conferencing. The event will mark an important milestone towards …
  • Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan hails completion of Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline project 05 Jan 2021 10:42 Kochi: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday hailed the completion of GAIL's Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline, saying completion of the project halted due to various obstacles was one of the major poll promises of his government. Noting …
  • PM Modi says work is on to set up 16,000 km of new gas pipeline network 05 Jan 2021 08:27 New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said work is on to set up 16,000 km of new gas pipeline network in the country, and it will be completed over the next four to six years. Speaking at an even to dedicate the 450-km Kochi-Mangaluru natural …
  • Gas-based economy crucial for Atmanirbhar Bharat, says PM Narendra Modi 05 Jan 2021 07:48 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that a gas-based economy is crucial for Atmanirbhar Bharat and work is being done in the direction of "One Nation, One Gas Grid". Prime Minister Narendra Modi also inaugurated the Kochi-Mangaluru …
  • Many colleges in Kerala record 90% attendance on reopening day 05 Jan 2021 05:11 Students happy to be back on campuses, online classes for those who cannot attend offline mode Higher education institutions in Kerala buzzed with activity after close to 300 days when they partially reopened on Monday under stringent restrictions in view …
  • Seven facts about Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline project 05 Jan 2021 03:27 Jan 05, 2021, 07:45AM ISTSource: TOI.inThe Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline is 450-km long. It has been built by Gail (India) Ltd. The project costs around Rs 3,000 crore and required over 12 lakh man-days of employment for construction. It has a …
  • Thwaha was at worksite when HC order came 05 Jan 2021 01:42 By Express News Service KOZHIKODE: Thwaha Fasal, 22, was at a construction worksite in Malappuram on Monday afternoon when the High Court pronounced the order setting aside his bail in the Patheerankavu Maoist case. He had been going for daily wage work to …
  • PM Modi to dedicate Kochi-Mangaluru gas pipeline to nation on Jan 5 04 Jan 2021 21:00 By IANS January 4, 2021 00:22 IST Mother of two struggling for life at a Delhi hospital following alleged deadly attack by in-laws Prime Minister Narendra Modi would dedicate the Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline to the nation on Tuesday -- an important …
  • Man arrested for trespassing into Mollywood actor Krishnakumar's house 04 Jan 2021 19:33 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A youngster who trespassed into the house of actor Krishnakumar was arrested by Vattiyoorkavu police on Sunday night. The man, identified as Faizal, reportedly hails from Malappuram and is said to have a history …
  • India's first Covid case, an air crash, gold smuggling case; Kerala had a roller coaster 2020 03 Jan 2021 07:40 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala had an eventful 2020 when it reported the country's first COVID-19 case, witnessed a fatal air crash and saw a top bureaucrat being jailed in the sensational gold smuggling case, with the opposition charging the buck stopped …
  • COVID-19 | 4,991 cases added to Kerala’s tally 02 Jan 2021 10:03 Kerala reported 4,991 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, when 52,790 samples were tested in 24 hours, taking the State’s cumulative COVID-19 burden to 7,65,924 cases. Test positivity rate showed no sign of relenting and remained at 9.45%. It has remained …
  • PM Modi to inaugurate Kochi-Mangaluru GAIL pipeline on January 12 02 Jan 2021 07:47 By Express News Service KOCHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kochi – Mangaluru Natural Gas Pipeline virtually on January 5, GAIL India Ltd chairman and managing director Manoj Jain announced on Saturday. The pipeline is expected to bring …
  • Care for mentally ill takes a beating during pandemic 02 Jan 2021 01:52 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : The Covid-19 restrictions have taken a toll on the mentally ill persons in the state as the reduced access to psychiatric help aggravated the situation even after the hospitals restarted the services to pre-Covid …
  • Northeast monsoon ends, normal rain recorded in South barring Kerala 02 Jan 2021 01:06 The southern states recorded normal rainfall during the recently concluded Northeast monsoon season, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said. Kerala, however, ended with a 26 per cent deficit of rainfall this season. The Northeast monsoon, which …

  • Kerala: 6,334 test positive; positivity rate at 10.3% 22 Jan 2021 08:37 Picture used for representational purpose onlyT’PURAM: The state on Thursday reported 6,334 new Covid-19 cases taking the number of active cases to 69,771. Among the fresh cases, 5,658 were contracted through local transmission. The sources of infection …
  • Covid-19: 10,953 more vaccinated in Kerala, total crosses 35,000 22 Jan 2021 08:37 Picture used for representational purpose onlyT'PURAM: The state on Thursday vaccinated 10,953 healthcare workers. The target for the day was 12,944. To date, 35,773 healthcare workers have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination. The …
  • Frontline health staff demand priority in vaccination drives 22 Jan 2021 05:27 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Doctors and other healthcare staff in the frontline of the state’s battle against the Covid pandemic are demanding priority in vaccination drives currently covering 100 beneficiaries per centre each day. While …
  • 10,953 health workers take first dose of Covid vaccine on fourth day 22 Jan 2021 05:27 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Covid vaccination has gathered momentum in the state with 10,953 health workers taking the first dose on Thursday. There were 135 vaccination centres on the fourth day including 15 centres in Ernakulam, 11 in …
  • Newborn with heart defect gets new lease of life 22 Jan 2021 00:11 Coimbatore: A three-day old baby was brought to city-based PSG Hospitals by her parents on January 11. The baby was delivered in a hospital in Palakkad, where doctors noticed severe breathing difficulty. They suspected a severe heart defect and referred …
  • Cops identify gang involved in highway robbery 22 Jan 2021 00:11 Coimbatore: The rural police have identified the four-member gang that stole a car containing Rs 10 lakh from Marappalam in Madukkarai here last week. Police collected 200 CCTV footage from Coimbatore till Thrissur in Kerala to find the Alappuzha-based …
  • This south Indian supervillain will lock horns with Mohanlal in Aaraattu 21 Jan 2021 21:03 Watch Salman Khan preparing instant raw onion pickle Mohanlal, the Complete Actor in Mollywood is now busy with the works of his new movie 'Aaraattu', which is being directed by B Unnikrishnan. The film is expected to be a high-voltage commercial …
  • Second batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrive at Kochi airport 20 Jan 2021 22:49 By Express News Service KOCHI: The second batch of the COVID-19 vaccine arrived at Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) on Wednesday morning. A GoAir flight carrying 22 boxes of vaccine landed at Kochi airport at 11:15 am carrying 3,60,500 doses of …
  • Kerala: Spurt in active Covid cases as 6,000 more contract virus 20 Jan 2021 06:56 Pilgrims wait for darshan at Sabarimala temple on TuesdayTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Covid-19 was reported among 6,186 people in the state on Tuesday and the total cases reported till date has climbed to 8,57,380. Among the new cases, 5,541 are cases of local …
  • Kerala man sets up secular matrimony for the humankind 20 Jan 2021 06:20 Express News Service KOCHI: High literacy rate might not be an accurate gauge of one’s social and moral ideologies. The alleged honour killing of 27-year-old Aneesh, a Palakkad - native who had married Haritha, an upper - caste girl, or the 2018 infamous …
  • Ernakulam tops in Covid-19 protocol violations 19 Jan 2021 12:54 By Express News Service KOCHI: Coupled with the high Covid-19 incidence, Ernakulam has secured the dubious distinction of recording the highest number of Covid protocol violations in the state. Till Monday, 9,148 cases were registered by the sectoral …
  • Lamborghini’s promotional campaign showcases a slice of Kerala and its culture 19 Jan 2021 12:42   The green Lamborghini Huracán EVO vrooms through a rustic landscape as paddy fields, a temple, art forms, untarred roads, traditional households and curious onlookers seamlessly blend into the frames. Putting Kerala and its culture centre stage is ‘The …
  • Kongad MLA Vijayadas dies 19 Jan 2021 06:10 K.V. Vijayadas, MLA of Kongad, who had undergone surgery at Government Medical College Hospital, Thrissur, a few days ago following a brain haemorrhage, died on Monday. He was 61. The CPI(M) leader had been in ventilator support for the past few days. Mr. …
  • Kerala: 29 cases filed over sexual abuse of girl, 18 held 19 Jan 2021 02:39 Police have registered 29 cases pertaining to sexual abuse of a minor girl in Malappuram district. They said 18 people have been arrested under POCSO Act, and a probe is on to ascertain the actual number of accused. The girl, who was staying with her …
  • Ladakh to Kerala, vaccine rollout begins 17 Jan 2021 09:49 Maharashtra Of the 28,500 health workers who had been listed to get the vaccine on the inaugural day, Maharashtra recorded a turnout of 64.3 per cent. Of the 18,328 people vaccinated in Maharashtra on Saturday, 10 recipients suffered mild reactions …
  • Kerala Budget 2021: Industries and IT get funds, infra-tourism overlooked 16 Jan 2021 19:31 Express News Service KOCHI: The state budget has focused more on industries and IT sectors in Kochi while basic infrastructure development and tourism sectors failed to get major projects. A reduction in the value added tax on liquefied and compressed …
  • Two tourists from Tamil Nadu drowned while bathing in river in Kerala 16 Jan 2021 18:56 By Express News Service PALAKKAD: Two tourists from Tamil Nadu drowned while bathing at Mannathipalam on the Nooradi-Karappara route in Nelliampathy on Saturday. They were part of an eight-member team from Tirupur who came for sightseeing in Nelliampathy …
  • Covid-19 vaccination: All arrangements in place 15 Jan 2021 23:58 By Express News Service KOCHI: Preparations for Covid vaccination slated for Saturday have been completed in Ernakulam district. The distribution of vaccines to neighbouring districts -- Palakkad, Idukki, Thrissur and Kottayam -- too were completed on …
  • Kerala budget: FM hikes minimum support price for ... 15 Jan 2021 21:24 Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac began the presentation of the budget by criticising the central government over farm laws, stating that the Centre is pursuing “neo-liberal policies and is helping corporates in the name of reforms”. Presenting the …
  • Kerala: Thomas Isaac presents sixth and last budget of Pinarayi Vijayan government 15 Jan 2021 05:32 Thomas Isaac leaves from his residence in Thiruvananthapuram for the state assembly to present the budget.KOCHI: Kerala finance minister T M Thomas Isaac has started the last budget speech of the present LDF government. Issac started the budget speech at …
  • First batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Kochi, consignment to have 4.33 lakh doses 13 Jan 2021 21:00 By Express News Service KOCHI: The first batch of COVID vaccine arrived at the Kochi airport on Wednesday. At around 11 am, a GoAir airplane landed with 25 boxes of vaccines as Kerala is to receive 4,33,500 doses of vaccines in the first consignment.   …
  • Kerala police arrest man who tied BJP flag on Gandhi bust, claim he is mentally unstable 13 Jan 2021 20:32 By Express News Service PALAKKAD: The Kerala police on Wednesday arrested the man who tied the BJP flag on the bust of Mahatma Gandhi inside the Palakkad municipality premises. Bijesh, 29, a native of Kalimadaparambu in Thirunellai, Palakkad, was arrested …
  • Scaled-down revelries, but Vijay fans want to make it count in Kerala 13 Jan 2021 16:19 Usually it’s the day their frenzy crosses all limits with merry drummers, firecrackers and colossal cut-outs. But this year lakhs of Vijay fans attached to thousands of units across the State will be settling for something simpler – a moderate bash as …
  • MCX delivers first rubber futures contract 13 Jan 2021 15:56 Our Bureau MCX said that it has delivered 106 tonnes of natural rubber through its rubber futures contract on Wednesday. The commodity was delivered at Palakkad in Kerala. MCX rubber futures was launched on December 28 last year and has seen a rise in open …
  • Kalliyath TMT wins India 5000 Best MSME award 13 Jan 2021 13:31 Kalliyath TMT bar has bagged the India 5000 Best MSME Award 2020 for High Quality MSME Industries. The award is given nationally to companies providing high product quality. Kalliyath Group, which has a business tradition of 92 years, started the …
  • First batch of Covid vaccine to reach Kerala on Wednesday 13 Jan 2021 02:51 By Express News Service KOCHI:  After a long wait, the first batch of Covid vaccine will arrive in the state on Wednesday. The first consignment of 4,33,500 doses will arrive at Kochi airport by late afternoon. Another consignment of vaccine is expected to …
  • Much more than love 12 Jan 2021 11:57 Express News Service KOCHI: William Wordsworth once said, poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings and it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity. For 22-year-old Sidharth P K, his fascination with reading poems of English …
  • Move welcome, but sack cops who botched up probe: Walayar girls' mother 12 Jan 2021 10:21 By Express News Service PALAKKAD: The mother of the minor Dalit girls on Monday welcomed the government decision to hand over the probe in the case to CBI, but demanded action against the investigating officers who had botched up the inquiry. Reacting to …
  • Tests come down, new cases too 12 Jan 2021 06:29 Testing dipped by close to 50% as it does over the weekend every week, resulting in a dip in the number of new cases of COVID-19 reported in the State on Monday. With just 35,281 samples tested over the past 24 hours, the number of new cases on Monday was …
  • Kerala govt to hand over Walayar abuse case to CBI 12 Jan 2021 04:34 Days after the Kerala High Court set aside the verdict of a POSCO Court in two cases pertaining to the death of two sexually-abused minor Dalit sisters, the state government on Monday decided to hand over the cases to the CBI. The two sisters were found …
  • Kerala govt accepts demand of parents of two Dalit girls for CBI probe in Walayar case 11 Jan 2021 18:41 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government has decided to hand over the Walayar case to the CBI as demanded by the parents of the two Dalit girls who were found dead under mysterious circumstances after being raped. The parents of the …
  • BJP workers place party flag on Mahatma Gandhi bust in Kerala, trigger protest by Congress, CPM 11 Jan 2021 18:41 By Express News Service PALAKKAD: A tense situation prevailed after workers of the BJP, which rules the Palakkad municipality, put up the party flag on the bust of Mahatma Gandhi inside the municipal building premises on Monday, triggering protests from …
  • BJP flag on Gandhiji statue evokes protests in Palakkad 11 Jan 2021 18:37 The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Palakkad Municipality had egg on its face for the second time in a month when the party’s flag was found draped on a Mahatma Gandhi statue within the municipal office compound here on Monday morning. It was not known who …
  • IIT-JAM 2021 admit card released, here’s how to download 11 Jan 2021 13:50 IIT-JAM 2021: The admit card for the Joint Admissions Test (JAM) 2021 – the entrance exam for admission to masters’ programmes across IITs, IISc, IISERs and other institutes has been released on January 11. The candidates appearing for the exam can …
  • 4,545 new Covid cases in Kerala; test positivity rate at 10% 11 Jan 2021 03:47 Representative imageTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state on Sunday reported 4,545 new cases of Covid-19, including 4,003 through local transmission. At least 422 cases were of unknown sources while 42 healthcare workers were also among the infected. To date, 8,11 …
  • Highway robbery: Six people held 11 Jan 2021 01:34 Coimbatore: The rural police on Sunday arrested six men who were involved in the Rs 27-lakh highway robbery near Navakkarai on December 25. The arrested were identified as K Unnikumar alias Raju, 44, from Pillaiyarpuram in Podanur, C Srijith, 27, M Subin, …
  • Kerala Congress(M) leader Jose K Mani resigns as RS member 09 Jan 2021 21:12 Kerala Congress(M) leader Jose K Mani has resigned as a member of Rajya Sabha, won with the support of the opposition UDF, amid strong indications that he would fight the coming assembly polls as an LDF candidate. Mani said on Saturday that he submitted …
  • State’s tally crosses eight lakh mark 09 Jan 2021 07:48 The cumulative COVID-19 case burden of Kerala crossed the eight lakh mark on Friday when the State reported 5,142 new cases when 59,569 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The cumulative case burden of Kerala has risen to 8,01,075 cases. The test …
  • Kerala HC orders re-trial in POSCO cases 07 Jan 2021 21:08 A division bench of the Kerala High Court Wednesday set aside the verdict of a POCSO court, which had acquitted the accused in cases pertaining to the suicides of two sexually-abused minor Dalit sisters in Palakkad district. The division bench remanded the …
  • Latest Venture Underscores India’s Focus on Gas-Based Economy  07 Jan 2021 15:54 PUNE, India — In another step toward turning India into a natural gas-based economy, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Jan. 5 inaugurated a 450-kilometer (280-mile) liquid natural gas pipeline between two coastal cities during a video conference. Built at a …
  • Walayar case: This IG’s timely intervention kept case alive 07 Jan 2021 09:26 Express News Service KOCHI: But for the timely intervention of a senior police officer, the Walayar minor sisters’ sexual assault and death case would have been buried long ago as a case of just unnatural deaths.The local police team that probed the death …
  • Walayar Dalit siblings death | HC sets aside acquittal of accused 07 Jan 2021 00:14 A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Wednesday set aside the verdict of the Palakkad Special Court for POCSO cases acquitting all the accused in the case relating to the death of two minor Dalit siblings at Walayar in Palakad in 2017. The Bench …
  • When art comes to the audience 06 Jan 2021 20:26 Holding the International Film Festival of Kerala in four cities will help reach a wider demography The International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), hailed by many as the best film festival in the country, recently announced that the festival will be held …
  • One country, one gas grid: Modi after inaugurating Kochi-Mangaluru gas pipeline 06 Jan 2021 09:41 Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the dedication of the Kochi – Mangaluru Natural Gas Pipeline to the Nation, through video conferencing, in New Delhi, Jan. 5, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_05_2021_000195B) Thiruvananthapuram, Jan. 5 (IANS): Prime …
  • Expect market to open flat with a negative bias 06 Jan 2021 07:41 The equity markets are expected to open on a flat note on Wednesday with a slight downward bias as the Asian markets and SGX Nifty are ruling in the red. The SGX Nifty is ruling two points lower at 14,230 at 815 am (IST). The NSE Nifty closed firm at 14, …
  • Gas pipeline an impetus to industrialisation, says Pinarayi Vijayan 06 Jan 2021 02:59 Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said the Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, will pave the way for another wave of industrialisation of the State. He said the Fertilizers and Chemicals …
  • Policy initiatives to help boost natural gas share in energy basket to 15%: PM 05 Jan 2021 18:41 Explaining the benefits of a natural gas pipeline in developing a gas-based economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the Centre has taken policy several initiatives to increase the share of natural gas in India’s energy basket from 6 per cent to …
  • BEML bags ₹758-crore orders for high-mobility vehicles for Indian Army 05 Jan 2021 17:02 BEML, a defence public sector equipment manufacturer under the Ministry of Defence (MoD), has bagged ₹758 crore worth of orders from MoD for supply of high-mobility vehicles. “The equipment will be manufactured at BEML’s Palakkad Plant in Kerala. BEML will …
  • BEML bags order for the supply of high mobility vehicles to Indian Army 05 Jan 2021 14:46 BEML Limited, one of the Defence equipment manufacturer and a ‘Schedule A’ Company under the Ministry of Defence (MoD) received orders from MoD for supply of High Mobility vehicles, at an approximate value of ₹758 crore. The company in a regulatory filing …
  • PM inaugurates 450-km Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline 05 Jan 2021 13:05 Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday inaugurated the 450-km Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline built at a cost of Rs 3,000 crore via video conferencing. The pipeline will carry natural gas from Kochi in Kerala through Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, …
  • Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline will give a new impetus to industrialisation of Kerala: CM 05 Jan 2021 12:55 Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 5, would pave the way for another wave of industrialisation of Kerala. He said that Fertilizers and Chemicals Kerala …
  • PM Modi inaugurates Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline via video conferencing 05 Jan 2021 12:23 Image Source : PTI PM Modi inaugurates Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday dedicated the Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline to the nation, via video conferencing. The event will mark an important milestone towards …
  • Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan hails completion of Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline project 05 Jan 2021 10:42 Kochi: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday hailed the completion of GAIL's Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline, saying completion of the project halted due to various obstacles was one of the major poll promises of his government. Noting …
  • PM Modi says work is on to set up 16,000 km of new gas pipeline network 05 Jan 2021 08:27 New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said work is on to set up 16,000 km of new gas pipeline network in the country, and it will be completed over the next four to six years. Speaking at an even to dedicate the 450-km Kochi-Mangaluru natural …
  • Gas-based economy crucial for Atmanirbhar Bharat, says PM Narendra Modi 05 Jan 2021 07:48 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that a gas-based economy is crucial for Atmanirbhar Bharat and work is being done in the direction of "One Nation, One Gas Grid". Prime Minister Narendra Modi also inaugurated the Kochi-Mangaluru …
  • Your home, their rules: Learning to live with parents again 05 Jan 2021 07:01 Event manager Namrata Shetty, who packed up her life in Mumbai and left for Baroda in June as work from home made it possible, says she’s going crazy at home. After being on her own for 12 years, Shetty realises that she’s outgrown her previous, small-town …
  • Seven facts about Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline project 05 Jan 2021 03:27 Jan 05, 2021, 07:45AM ISTSource: TOI.inThe Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline is 450-km long. It has been built by Gail (India) Ltd. The project costs around Rs 3,000 crore and required over 12 lakh man-days of employment for construction. It has a …
  • Welfare Party tie-up dented Congress secular image: Church weekly 05 Jan 2021 01:42 By Express News Service KOCHI: The Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese of the Syro-Malabar Church, through the latest editorial in its ‘Sathyadeepam’ weekly, criticised the UDF scathingly for its failure in the recent local body elections despite having a …
  • PM Modi to dedicate Kochi-Mangaluru gas pipeline to nation on Jan 5 04 Jan 2021 21:00 By IANS January 4, 2021 00:22 IST Mother of two struggling for life at a Delhi hospital following alleged deadly attack by in-laws Prime Minister Narendra Modi would dedicate the Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline to the nation on Tuesday -- an important …
  • Kerala government faces heat over move to take IFFK to 4 cities 04 Jan 2021 18:50 The state government’s decision to hold the 25th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) in four different cities — and not only in Thiruvananthapuram as was the case in the previous editions — has come under criticism with a section of …
  • Government invites Expression of Interest for strategic disinvestment of BEML 03 Jan 2021 12:29 The Government has invited Expression of Interest (EoI) from domestic and foreign players for strategic disinvestment in BEML Limited (formerly known as Bharat Earth Movers Limited). The Government has ‘in-principle’ decided to disinvest 26 per cent of the …
  • Kerala waits for Covishield to arrive; health workers, seniors first in queue 03 Jan 2021 02:05 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala is ready to roll out the Covishield vaccine immediately after the state receives its share, which is expected very soon, Health Minister K K Shailaja has said. Though the Union Health Ministry is yet to …
  • Covid vaccination: Dry run across India, who will get it first, how to register | Key points 02 Jan 2021 19:20 Image Source : PTI Health workers during the dry run of COVID-19 vaccination, at a health care centre in Kamakshipalya of Bengaluru. As India gears up to launch the world's largest immunisation drive, almost all states and Union Territory (UT) …
  • India Rehearses For Massive Coronavirus Vaccination Drive 02 Jan 2021 17:05 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email 1Shares Vardhan assures people on safety of vaccine New Delhi/Chennai- As it came closer to the roll-out of the first COVID-19 vaccine, India held a dry run by all states and union territories on Saturday in preparation …
  • Row erupts over IFFK being taken to three other zones 02 Jan 2021 17:02 A row has erupted in Kerala over the LDF government’s decision to organise the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) in three other places in the state, besides this city,in February-March, with Congress MP Shashi Tharoor terming the move as ‘ …
  • India rehearses for massive coronavirus vaccination drive; Harsh Vardhan assures people on safety of vaccine 02 Jan 2021 16:12 As it came closer to the roll-out of the first COVID-19 vaccine, India held a dry run by all states and union territories on Saturday in preparation for a massive vaccination drive, with Health Minister Harsh Vardhan appealing to people not to be misguided …
  • Covid-19 vaccine dry run: How the massive drill was held across India 02 Jan 2021 13:02 In anticipation of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus that is just one step away from being approved by India’s top drug regulator, select hospitals across the country conducted an inoculation dry run Saturday. The nationwide rehearsal was to understand …
  • Dry run for COVID-19 vaccination held in Kerala 02 Jan 2021 10:12 Thiruvananthapuram: At least 25 health workers each took part in the dry run, organised in four districts of Kerala on Saturday to asses the preparedness of the state's health sector for the COVID-19 vaccination once the vaccine is received. The …
  • COVID-19 | 4,991 cases added to Kerala’s tally 02 Jan 2021 10:03 Kerala reported 4,991 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, when 52,790 samples were tested in 24 hours, taking the State’s cumulative COVID-19 burden to 7,65,924 cases. Test positivity rate showed no sign of relenting and remained at 9.45%. It has remained …
  • Covid-19 vaccine dry run: How the massive drill is being held across India 02 Jan 2021 09:04 In anticipation of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus that is just one step away from being approved by India’s top drug regulator, select hospitals across the country conducted an inoculation dry run Saturday. The nationwide rehearsal was to understand …
  • PM Modi to inaugurate Kochi-Mangaluru GAIL pipeline on January 12 02 Jan 2021 07:47 By Express News Service KOCHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kochi – Mangaluru Natural Gas Pipeline virtually on January 5, GAIL India Ltd chairman and managing director Manoj Jain announced on Saturday. The pipeline is expected to bring …
  • COVID vaccine dry-run kicks off, Kerala Health Minister says state ready for vaccination drive 02 Jan 2021 05:49 By Express News Service On Saturday, the state became  part of the COVID-19 vaccine dry-run being organized at the national level. The dry-run, aimed to assess the ability and readiness of the health system to administer vaccine shots to the selected …
  • Road accidents: Heavy vehicle villain, bikers victims 02 Jan 2021 01:47 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Recently, a man’s close shave after a speeding pick-up van grazed past him in Kollam, the video of which was shared on social media, has left many shuddering. The video showed the vehicle speeding towards the man …
  • International film fest at four centres, Covid certificate must for delegates 02 Jan 2021 01:47 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The  postponed 25th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) will be held at four centres in February. Films will be screened at five theatres in Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thalassery and …
  • Northeast monsoon ends, normal rain recorded in South barring Kerala 02 Jan 2021 01:06 The southern states recorded normal rainfall during the recently concluded Northeast monsoon season, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said. Kerala, however, ended with a 26 per cent deficit of rainfall this season. The Northeast monsoon, which …
  • Anushka Sharma lauds Mumbai Police officer for forming a team to deal with animal cruelty cases 01 Jan 2021 09:02 Anushka Sharma is an animal lover and has often raised her voice for animal rights on different occasions. In June this year, when a pregnant elephant died in Kerala’s palakkad district, the actress was appalled and condemned the cruel act while calling …
  • No looking back vision 2021  01 Jan 2021 01:01 By Express News Service KOCHI: It’s tricky to crystal gaze 2021, especially since the predictions of 2020 went out of the window, thanks to Covid-19. It appears 2021 will be even tougher as the newly-identified strain of the virus has left everyone puzzled …
  • New DCC presidents likely to be appointed before January 15 01 Jan 2021 01:01 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A new set of DCC presidents are likely to be appointed in all districts except in Thrissur and Kozhikode before January 15. The AICC delegation issued such a directive to the KPCC leadership before they left for New …
  • Six samples test Covid negative for new variant, vaccine dry run from Saturday 01 Jan 2021 00:54 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The first six samples of people who have returned to the state from the United Kingdom tested negative for the new Covid-19 variant. These included the samples taken from three persons hailing from Pathanamthitta …

  • ‘I don’t want to comment’ – Rahul KP brushes off IM Vijayan’s 'hairstyle' criticism 22 Jan 2021 08:55 The former Indian Arrows player isn’t thinking about a possible berth in the Indian national team yet… IMVijayan, one of the greatest footballers Kerala has ever produced, was critical of Kerala Blasters’ performance against Odisha FC where they lost 4-2 …
  • Kerala: 6,334 test positive; positivity rate at 10.3% 22 Jan 2021 08:37 Picture used for representational purpose onlyT’PURAM: The state on Thursday reported 6,334 new Covid-19 cases taking the number of active cases to 69,771. Among the fresh cases, 5,658 were contracted through local transmission. The sources of infection …
  • Covid-19: 10,953 more vaccinated in Kerala, total crosses 35,000 22 Jan 2021 08:37 Picture used for representational purpose onlyT'PURAM: The state on Thursday vaccinated 10,953 healthcare workers. The target for the day was 12,944. To date, 35,773 healthcare workers have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination. The …
  • Assembly polls: 2.67 crore voters in Kerala’s final list 22 Jan 2021 05:27 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A total of 2.67 crore voters figure in the final electoral roll published by the Election Commission, ahead of the Assembly election. These include 1.37 crore female voters, 1.29 crore male voters and 221 …
  • Frontline health staff demand priority in vaccination drives 22 Jan 2021 05:27 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Doctors and other healthcare staff in the frontline of the state’s battle against the Covid pandemic are demanding priority in vaccination drives currently covering 100 beneficiaries per centre each day. While …
  • 10,953 health workers take first dose of Covid vaccine on fourth day 22 Jan 2021 05:27 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Covid vaccination has gathered momentum in the state with 10,953 health workers taking the first dose on Thursday. There were 135 vaccination centres on the fourth day including 15 centres in Ernakulam, 11 in …
  • Cops identify gang involved in highway robbery 22 Jan 2021 00:11 Coimbatore: The rural police have identified the four-member gang that stole a car containing Rs 10 lakh from Marappalam in Madukkarai here last week. Police collected 200 CCTV footage from Coimbatore till Thrissur in Kerala to find the Alappuzha-based …
  • How a group of Kerala artists are marking their solidarity with farmers’ strike 21 Jan 2021 15:51 On January 22, when Kerala Express leaves from Thrissur to Delhi, it will have onboard, apart from other commuters, members of the music band Oorali. Comprising musicians, actors and visual artists, the six-member collective will travel to the capital to …
  • Second batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrive at Kochi airport 20 Jan 2021 22:49 By Express News Service KOCHI: The second batch of the COVID-19 vaccine arrived at Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) on Wednesday morning. A GoAir flight carrying 22 boxes of vaccine landed at Kochi airport at 11:15 am carrying 3,60,500 doses of …
  • Kerala: Spurt in active Covid cases as 6,000 more contract virus 20 Jan 2021 06:56 Pilgrims wait for darshan at Sabarimala temple on TuesdayTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Covid-19 was reported among 6,186 people in the state on Tuesday and the total cases reported till date has climbed to 8,57,380. Among the new cases, 5,541 are cases of local …
  • Kerala man sets up secular matrimony for the humankind 20 Jan 2021 06:20 Express News Service KOCHI: High literacy rate might not be an accurate gauge of one’s social and moral ideologies. The alleged honour killing of 27-year-old Aneesh, a Palakkad - native who had married Haritha, an upper - caste girl, or the 2018 infamous …
  • CSB Bank reports PAT of Rs 53 cr in Q3 19 Jan 2021 23:38 Thrissur (Kerala) [India], January 19 (ANI): Private sector lender CSB Bank (earlier known as Catholic Syrian Bank) on Tuesday reported a profit after tax of Rs 53 crore in the third quarter (October to December 2020) as compared to Rs 28 crore in the …
  • Kongad MLA Vijayadas dies 19 Jan 2021 06:10 K.V. Vijayadas, MLA of Kongad, who had undergone surgery at Government Medical College Hospital, Thrissur, a few days ago following a brain haemorrhage, died on Monday. He was 61. The CPI(M) leader had been in ventilator support for the past few days. Mr. …
  • Massive fire in Edayar industrial area, losses pegged at Rs 1 crore 18 Jan 2021 15:35 By Express News Service KOCHI: A massive fire, which engulfed three industrial units at the Edayar industrial development area near Kalamassery on Saturday night, resulted in losses to the tune of around Rs 1 crore. One of the units was gutted following …
  • Bypoll campaign peaks in Thrissur 18 Jan 2021 12:16
  • Tree Walk opposes axing of 150-year-old mango tree 16 Jan 2021 19:31 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Tree Walk, a citizens’ collective, has come out strongly against the plan to axe a 150-year-old tree inside the Raj Bhavan campus, and has petitioned Governor Arif Mohammed Khan urging him to do away with the …
  • Covid-19 vaccination: All arrangements in place 15 Jan 2021 23:58 By Express News Service KOCHI: Preparations for Covid vaccination slated for Saturday have been completed in Ernakulam district. The distribution of vaccines to neighbouring districts -- Palakkad, Idukki, Thrissur and Kottayam -- too were completed on …
  • First batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Kochi, consignment to have 4.33 lakh doses 13 Jan 2021 21:00 By Express News Service KOCHI: The first batch of COVID vaccine arrived at the Kochi airport on Wednesday. At around 11 am, a GoAir airplane landed with 25 boxes of vaccines as Kerala is to receive 4,33,500 doses of vaccines in the first consignment.   …
  • ‘Master’ set for mass entry in Kerala, tickets sold out for opening day 13 Jan 2021 02:51 Express News Service KOCHI: Film producers and distributors in the state heaved a sigh of relief on Tuesday, as fans of Tamil superstar Vijay -- seemingly at the end of their rope -- bought out en masse tickets for the opening day of the actor’s much- …
  • First batch of Covid vaccine to reach Kerala on Wednesday 13 Jan 2021 02:51 By Express News Service KOCHI:  After a long wait, the first batch of Covid vaccine will arrive in the state on Wednesday. The first consignment of 4,33,500 doses will arrive at Kochi airport by late afternoon. Another consignment of vaccine is expected to …
  • LIFE Mission project: Kerala High Court rejects plea of CEO against CBI probe 12 Jan 2021 17:41 The Kerala High Court on Tuesday dismissed the petitions filed by U.V. Jose, CEO, LIFE Mission, and Santhosh Eappen, MD of Unitac, a contracting company and the first accused seeking to quash the FIR registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) …
  • Kerala Life Mission scam: CBI can probe but criminal liability can't be extended to politicians, says HC 12 Jan 2021 10:21 Express News Service KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday granted permission to the CBI to continue the investigation in the alleged Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) violations over funds received from a foreign sponsor for implementation of …
  • How 2021 has brought the focus back on heritage conservation 12 Jan 2021 06:30 Here’s an overview of some significant developments in the heritage sector across different regions in India Visakhapatnam The year 2021 will give a fresh lease of life to one of the most significant iconic heritage structures of Visakhapatnam: the 120- …
  • Tests come down, new cases too 12 Jan 2021 06:29 Testing dipped by close to 50% as it does over the weekend every week, resulting in a dip in the number of new cases of COVID-19 reported in the State on Monday. With just 35,281 samples tested over the past 24 hours, the number of new cases on Monday was …
  • Kerala actor abduction case: Trial to resume from January 21, 116 witnesses to be examined 11 Jan 2021 18:41 By Express News Service KOCHI: After nearly a three-month halt, the trial in the sensational Kerala actor abduction case in which actor Dileep is an accused will resume on January 21. The Additional Special Sessions Court on Monday fixed the schedule of …
  • Undeterred by pandemic, Kerala NRIs venture into e-commerce space to sell seafood 11 Jan 2021 14:33 Job loss or salary cuts during the pandemic situation have not deterred 30 gulf returnees from starting a new business venture in Kerala. Hailing from various parts of the State, these NRI’s has launched a chain of fish and meat retail stores called …
  • 4,545 new Covid cases in Kerala; test positivity rate at 10% 11 Jan 2021 03:47 Representative imageTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state on Sunday reported 4,545 new cases of Covid-19, including 4,003 through local transmission. At least 422 cases were of unknown sources while 42 healthcare workers were also among the infected. To date, 8,11 …
  • Highway robbery: Six people held 11 Jan 2021 01:34 Coimbatore: The rural police on Sunday arrested six men who were involved in the Rs 27-lakh highway robbery near Navakkarai on December 25. The arrested were identified as K Unnikumar alias Raju, 44, from Pillaiyarpuram in Podanur, C Srijith, 27, M Subin, …
  • Student with a drone turns saviour for four fishermen lost at sea 11 Jan 2021 00:25 AFTER THE Covid lockdown was announced last year and campuses were shut, 19-year-old Dewang Subil returned to his village in Kerala from Bengaluru. Four months ago, the computer science student with a passion for photography bought a battery-operated drone …
  • Sobha's sales bookings up 29% at Rs 887.6 cr in Oct-Dec quarter on better festive demand 10 Jan 2021 16:05 NEW DELHI: Realty firm Sobha Ltd's sales bookings rose 29 per cent year-on-year to Rs 887.6 crore in the third quarter this fiscal on better housing demand during the festive season. In an operational update for October-December quarter of this fiscal, …
  • How frozen ripe jackfruit is slowly making its way into the market 10 Jan 2021 07:43 Frozen ripe jackfruit is the latest addition to the growing market of value-added products from jackfruit. Bibil Thomas, a 29-year-old software engineer from Kumily in Idukki district of Kerala, has launched Jackobyte, which retails frozen ripe bulbs of …
  • Finding Sukumara Kurup: Recreating a 37-year-old murder case that has become folklore in Kerala 10 Jan 2021 07:40 On a foggy morning, around 4 am on January 22, 1984, a man burst into the Mavelikara police station startling the head constable on duty there. A black Ambassador with the license plate KLQ-7831 was going up in flames in the middle of a paddy field with an …
  • Get set, Gokulam! 09 Jan 2021 10:23 Express News Service KOCHI: Kerala has always been one of the hotbeds of Indian football alongside states like West Bengal and Goa. The state has birthed generations of footballers who have excelled at the national level — from Thiruvalla Pappan to I M …
  • Theatre of the absurd 09 Jan 2021 08:17 The grossly apocryphal reportage on the death of actor Anil P Nedumangad once again revealed the deep chasm that exists between cinema and other art forms and the undue hegemony it maintains over them. A few roles that Anil portrayed impressively in films …
  • State’s tally crosses eight lakh mark 09 Jan 2021 07:48 The cumulative COVID-19 case burden of Kerala crossed the eight lakh mark on Friday when the State reported 5,142 new cases when 59,569 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The cumulative case burden of Kerala has risen to 8,01,075 cases. The test …
  • Kochi man waved tricolour at U.S. Capitol storming 08 Jan 2021 22:34 A video of someone waving the Indian tricolour amid the violent storming of the United State Capitol by supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump two days back had led to much debate ever since. Now, it has emerged that one of the persons waving the …
  • For Sobha, Bengaluru contributes 69% of total sales volume 07 Jan 2021 20:22 For Sobha Limited, Bengaluru has returned to normalcy and contributed 69 per cent of the total sales volume, along with meaningful contributions from other regions, especially Gurugram, Kerala and Pune. “We are currently witnessing good sales momentum …
  • Latest Venture Underscores India’s Focus on Gas-Based Economy  07 Jan 2021 15:54 PUNE, India — In another step toward turning India into a natural gas-based economy, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Jan. 5 inaugurated a 450-kilometer (280-mile) liquid natural gas pipeline between two coastal cities during a video conference. Built at a …
  • Walayar case: This IG’s timely intervention kept case alive 07 Jan 2021 09:26 Express News Service KOCHI: But for the timely intervention of a senior police officer, the Walayar minor sisters’ sexual assault and death case would have been buried long ago as a case of just unnatural deaths.The local police team that probed the death …
  • Barring Kerala, all Covid hotspots see daily cases fall 07 Jan 2021 01:29 On most days in the last week, Delhi has reported less than 500 new cases of coronavirus infections, something that has not happened since May last year. The numbers in Delhi have declined steadily for the last two months, beginning the second week …
  • One country, one gas grid: Modi after inaugurating Kochi-Mangaluru gas pipeline 06 Jan 2021 09:41 Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the dedication of the Kochi – Mangaluru Natural Gas Pipeline to the Nation, through video conferencing, in New Delhi, Jan. 5, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_05_2021_000195B) Thiruvananthapuram, Jan. 5 (IANS): Prime …
  • BTech student’s drone helps spot and rescue fishermen whose boat capsized off Thalikkulam 06 Jan 2021 06:14 By Express News Service THRISSUR: For the first time, a drone employed by a youth came to the rescue of four fishermen who were stranded mid-sea after their vessel capsized in rough sea off the coast of Thalikkualm in Thrissur on Tuesday. 19-year-old youth …
  • Gas pipeline an impetus to industrialisation, says Pinarayi Vijayan 06 Jan 2021 02:59 Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said the Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, will pave the way for another wave of industrialisation of the State. He said the Fertilizers and Chemicals …
  • Policy initiatives to help boost natural gas share in energy basket to 15%: PM 05 Jan 2021 18:41 Explaining the benefits of a natural gas pipeline in developing a gas-based economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the Centre has taken policy several initiatives to increase the share of natural gas in India’s energy basket from 6 per cent to …
  • Dhathri Ayurveda's ad case may set a precedent for celebrity endorsers 05 Jan 2021 14:46 The law, enforced from July 2020, has also expedited the consumer complaint redressal process. Recently, Kerala based Dhathri Ayurveda Private Ltd along with its brand endorser actor Anup Menon have been fined ₹10,000 each for a misleading advertisement …
  • PM inaugurates 450-km Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline 05 Jan 2021 13:05 Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday inaugurated the 450-km Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline built at a cost of Rs 3,000 crore via video conferencing. The pipeline will carry natural gas from Kochi in Kerala through Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, …
  • Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline will give a new impetus to industrialisation of Kerala: CM 05 Jan 2021 12:55 Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 5, would pave the way for another wave of industrialisation of Kerala. He said that Fertilizers and Chemicals Kerala …
  • PM Modi inaugurates Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline via video conferencing 05 Jan 2021 12:23 Image Source : PTI PM Modi inaugurates Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday dedicated the Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline to the nation, via video conferencing. The event will mark an important milestone towards …
  • Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan hails completion of Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline project 05 Jan 2021 10:42 Kochi: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday hailed the completion of GAIL's Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline, saying completion of the project halted due to various obstacles was one of the major poll promises of his government. Noting …
  • I'm a victim of UAPA, says Maoist case accused Thwaha Fazal after Kerala HC cancels bail 05 Jan 2021 10:15 By Express News Service KOCHI: Thwaha Fazal, the second accused in the Kozhikode Maoist case, on Tuesday said that he was a victim of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). He arrived along with his brother at the NIA court after the Kerala High …
  • Anoop Menon endorses false hair growth product; Court penalises, orders compensation 05 Jan 2021 09:11 Mammootty's The Great Father beats Mohanlal's Pulimurugan Actor Anoop Menon and an oil company – Dhathri – have been asked to pay compensation to consumer for making false promises. A man, named Francis Vadakkan, had filed a case against the actor …
  • Four fishermen go missing off Thalikkulam coast in Thrissur 05 Jan 2021 08:00 By Express News Service THRISSUR: Four fishermen went missing after the fishing vessel they were in capsized mid-sea off the coast of Thalikkulam in Thrissur on Tuesday.  As per the preliminary reports "a fishing vessel named Parashinikadavu Muthapan …
  • Gas-based economy crucial for Atmanirbhar Bharat, says PM Narendra Modi 05 Jan 2021 07:48 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that a gas-based economy is crucial for Atmanirbhar Bharat and work is being done in the direction of "One Nation, One Gas Grid". Prime Minister Narendra Modi also inaugurated the Kochi-Mangaluru …
  • Seven facts about Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline project 05 Jan 2021 03:27 Jan 05, 2021, 07:45AM ISTSource: TOI.inThe Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline is 450-km long. It has been built by Gail (India) Ltd. The project costs around Rs 3,000 crore and required over 12 lakh man-days of employment for construction. It has a …
  • PM Modi to dedicate Kochi-Mangaluru gas pipeline to nation on Jan 5 04 Jan 2021 21:00 By IANS January 4, 2021 00:22 IST Mother of two struggling for life at a Delhi hospital following alleged deadly attack by in-laws Prime Minister Narendra Modi would dedicate the Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline to the nation on Tuesday -- an important …
  • Kerala PSU produces 83,000 litres of sanitiser to distribute in schools 04 Jan 2021 19:35 Thiruvananthapuram: A state-run pharmaceutical company has produced 83,000 litres of sanitiser to distribute in government and aided schools in Kerala. As educational institutions reopened in compliance with the COVID-19 protocol last week, the Kerala …
  • Bird flu virus alert issued in Kerala 04 Jan 2021 19:32 The reported outbreak of bird flu in parts of Kottayam and Alappuzha districts in Kerala has prompted the authorities to cull all the birds in the one km radius of the affected areas. The disease was confirmed in Nedumudi, Thakazhi, Pallippad, Karuvatta in …
  • Vaccine ahoy: Reflections on the brink of a breakthrough 04 Jan 2021 18:40 In our growing up years, my youngest sister was the odd child out among a gaggle of kids from our joint family and the neighbourhood. She stayed on the sidelines – a mixed bag of emotions — when we muddied every puddle of monsoon rain; rocked every boat …
  • More buyers expected to flood Indian realty... 02 Jan 2021 19:48 The new year will unfold with people continuing to consider realty as the safest investment option. 2021 is expected to infuse growth into India’s realty sector and optimism for the same can be attributed to timely government intervention coupled with …
  • COVID-19 | 4,991 cases added to Kerala’s tally 02 Jan 2021 10:03 Kerala reported 4,991 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, when 52,790 samples were tested in 24 hours, taking the State’s cumulative COVID-19 burden to 7,65,924 cases. Test positivity rate showed no sign of relenting and remained at 9.45%. It has remained …
  • PM Modi to inaugurate Kochi-Mangaluru GAIL pipeline on January 12 02 Jan 2021 07:47 By Express News Service KOCHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kochi – Mangaluru Natural Gas Pipeline virtually on January 5, GAIL India Ltd chairman and managing director Manoj Jain announced on Saturday. The pipeline is expected to bring …
  • Road accidents: Heavy vehicle villain, bikers victims 02 Jan 2021 01:47 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Recently, a man’s close shave after a speeding pick-up van grazed past him in Kollam, the video of which was shared on social media, has left many shuddering. The video showed the vehicle speeding towards the man …
  • Northeast monsoon ends, normal rain recorded in South barring Kerala 02 Jan 2021 01:06 The southern states recorded normal rainfall during the recently concluded Northeast monsoon season, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said. Kerala, however, ended with a 26 per cent deficit of rainfall this season. The Northeast monsoon, which …
  • ‘Stayed up till 1 am to take on players from other time zones’: Chess prodigy Nihal Sarin 01 Jan 2021 04:32 While the pandemic disrupted most sports in 2020, chess witnessed a big online boom amid the Covid shutdown. As virtual duels between top ranked players went viral, millions turned to the online avatar of the ancient sport to shake off lockdown boredom. …
  • Keeping it fit, online 01 Jan 2021 01:13 By Express News Service KOCHI: The pandemic largely changed the way we workout. While gym bunnies resorted to cycling and running when the lockdown ceased, several of us preferred being in our space, adapting to the situation and moving online. Sujitha …
  • New DCC presidents likely to be appointed before January 15 01 Jan 2021 01:01 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A new set of DCC presidents are likely to be appointed in all districts except in Thrissur and Kozhikode before January 15. The AICC delegation issued such a directive to the KPCC leadership before they left for New …

  • 10,953 workers vaccinated on Day 4 in Kerala 22 Jan 2021 10:30 On day four of the COVID-19 vaccination drive, 10,953 more health-care workers were inoculated in the State on Thursday. The drive was held in 135 sites, with 15 in Ernakulam, 11 in Kozhikode, 10 in Thiruvananthapuram, and nine sites each in rest of the …
  • Kerala: 6,334 test positive; positivity rate at 10.3% 22 Jan 2021 08:37 Picture used for representational purpose onlyT’PURAM: The state on Thursday reported 6,334 new Covid-19 cases taking the number of active cases to 69,771. Among the fresh cases, 5,658 were contracted through local transmission. The sources of infection …
  • Covid-19: 10,953 more vaccinated in Kerala, total crosses 35,000 22 Jan 2021 08:37 Picture used for representational purpose onlyT'PURAM: The state on Thursday vaccinated 10,953 healthcare workers. The target for the day was 12,944. To date, 35,773 healthcare workers have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination. The …
  • Pullepady’s perils see no end 22 Jan 2021 05:39 By Express News Service KOCHI: Commuters on the Thammanam-Pullepady road are growing increasingly frustrated with the delay in widening work that has been under way for almost 30 years now. Although it  found a mention on the state budget, many landowners …
  • Assembly polls: 2.67 crore voters in Kerala’s final list 22 Jan 2021 05:27 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A total of 2.67 crore voters figure in the final electoral roll published by the Election Commission, ahead of the Assembly election. These include 1.37 crore female voters, 1.29 crore male voters and 221 …
  • Frontline health staff demand priority in vaccination drives 22 Jan 2021 05:27 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Doctors and other healthcare staff in the frontline of the state’s battle against the Covid pandemic are demanding priority in vaccination drives currently covering 100 beneficiaries per centre each day. While …
  • 10,953 health workers take first dose of Covid vaccine on fourth day 22 Jan 2021 05:27 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Covid vaccination has gathered momentum in the state with 10,953 health workers taking the first dose on Thursday. There were 135 vaccination centres on the fourth day including 15 centres in Ernakulam, 11 in …
  • Maharaja’s College explores scope of tourism, heritage studies 22 Jan 2021 01:09 Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam, has scaled up efforts to explore job and research potential in the fields of tourism and heritage. The only autonomous college in the government sector launched a certificate programme on ‘Intangible Heritage Tourism’ on …
  • ‘Maximum testing and isolation strategy adopted’  21 Jan 2021 15:04 By Express News Service KOCHI: Ernakulam district has adopted a strategy of maximum tests, identification and isolation of Covid patients. In the wake of the district reporting a spike in Covid-19 cases for the last two weeks and public raising concerns, …
  • Bureaucrats among Congress’ probable candidates for Assembly polls 21 Jan 2021 14:56 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Several prominent persons who had made a mark in their respective fields are among those being considered by the KPCC as part of its efforts to field fresh faces in the assembly polls. Leading the pack is Biju …
  • Kochi receives next consignment of Covishield 21 Jan 2021 12:49 By Kochi Receives Next Consignment Of Covishield VaccineKochi (Kerala) [India], January 21 (ANI): The next consignment of Covishield vaccines reached Kochi airport on Wednesday via GoAir. There were 23 boxes of vaccines in the flight in which 22 boxes …
  • Why Malayali households went back to ration shops during the pandemic 21 Jan 2021 12:05 The pandemic is when many of Kerala’s urban millennials, Gen Z and even celebrities rediscovered the good old Public Distribution System, with its free, quality grocery kits Gayathri TS is at her wits’ end, thanks to her mother Vimala S’ constant reminders …
  • Delhi Confidential: Chief Speak 21 Jan 2021 09:33 On Wednesday, the first anniversary of his taking over as BJP president, J P Nadda had a message for party workers — that the party’s goal is “to win elections and work tirelessly for the goodwill and betterment of the common people”. In an open letter to …
  • Homemaker, student bring laurels to district 21 Jan 2021 07:57 Sulfath Moideen, a home maker at Edavanakkad and a veteran terrace farmer, and P. Krishna Theertha, a Standard VII student of HDPY Senior Secondary School, Moothakunnam, hailing from Madaplathuruthu in Vadakkekara panchayat, have earned top positions in …
  • Second batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrive at Kochi airport 20 Jan 2021 22:49 By Express News Service KOCHI: The second batch of the COVID-19 vaccine arrived at Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) on Wednesday morning. A GoAir flight carrying 22 boxes of vaccine landed at Kochi airport at 11:15 am carrying 3,60,500 doses of …
  • ‘Clean’ local bodies to earn revenue from waste 20 Jan 2021 21:37 Nearly 30 local bodies in Ernakulam that had achieved ‘clean’ status in solid waste management will enhance their revenue by selling segregated waste. The government-run Clean Kerala Company (CKG) will hand over cheques to representatives of civic bodies …
  • Excise Department’s awareness initiatives set to go modern 20 Jan 2021 21:37 Awareness campaigns by the Excise Department in the district against drug and alcohol addiction is set to reach a cutting edge, with a 3D theatre and museum combo at its office complex in Kacheripady here. The construction of the 60-seater 3D theatre …
  • Kerala: Spurt in active Covid cases as 6,000 more contract virus 20 Jan 2021 06:56 Pilgrims wait for darshan at Sabarimala temple on TuesdayTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Covid-19 was reported among 6,186 people in the state on Tuesday and the total cases reported till date has climbed to 8,57,380. Among the new cases, 5,541 are cases of local …
  • High school teachers face double workload in Kerala 20 Jan 2021 03:22 KOCHI: Though schools have reopened partially for senior students after 10 months to help them prepare for the upcoming board examinations, the Covid-19 restrictions are giving a tough time to teachers. They have to take the same lectures for one class …
  • Following his inner call to manage the field 19 Jan 2021 13:30 Philip K. Chacko studied Master of Business Administration (MBA), but his love for organic farming steered him towards a career in agriculture. A native of Muhamma in Alappuzha, the 31-year-old quit his job as a plantation company manager in 2019 to follow …
  • 442 health workers vaccinated in Ernakulam district 19 Jan 2021 12:54 By Express News Service KOCHI: As many as 442 health workers were vaccinated against Covid-19 on Monday at the allotted vaccination centres in Ernakulam district. As per the officials, arrangements were made for vaccinating 636 health workers at eight …
  • Ernakulam tops in Covid-19 protocol violations 19 Jan 2021 12:54 By Express News Service KOCHI: Coupled with the high Covid-19 incidence, Ernakulam has secured the dubious distinction of recording the highest number of Covid protocol violations in the state. Till Monday, 9,148 cases were registered by the sectoral …
  • K V Thomas keeps Congress guessing, says can't trust Kerala brass 19 Jan 2021 09:00 NEW DELHI: Congress leader K V Thomas is keeping the party high command guessing amid reports that CPM-led LDF is sending feelers to him ahead of the state poll. The five-term Lok Sabha member from Ernakulam was denied re-nomination from his seat in 2019 . …
  • Drop in budgetary allocation may affect project implementation, says Ernakulam district panchayat president 18 Jan 2021 21:50 District panchayat president Ullas Thomas has said that a sharp drop in the State’s budgetary allocation for the district panchayat will make the implementation of some projects difficult during the new financial year. The district panchayat has been …
  • e-autos yet to catch up as metro’s feeder services 18 Jan 2021 19:14 The project to operate e-autorickshaws as feeder services from Kochi Metro stations has been dampened since Kochi Metro Rail Limited and Ernakulam District Autorickshaw Drivers’ Cooperative Society are on two pages on the issue. Making matters worse, the …
  • Church synod asks Centre to accept farmers’ just demands 18 Jan 2021 15:35 By Express News Service KOCHI: The Synod meeting of the Syro-Malabar Church, which concluded here on Saturday, urged the Central government to grant the just demands of the farmers who are on an agitation for the last 50 days, enduring all types of …
  • Flood relief scam: Dept blames Collectorate staffer alone 18 Jan 2021 15:35 Express News Service KOCHI: Now, the state police and the home department are apparently on a collision course in the sensational flood relief fund scam allegedly involving local CPM leaders. In a conclusion almost diametrically opposite to that of the …
  • Top doctors get Covid-19 jabs, allay public apprehensions 17 Jan 2021 17:49 Express News Service KOCHI: Ernakulam, which reported the highest numbers in Covid cases during most of last year, heaved a sigh of relief as the massive vaccination drive commenced on Saturday. Senior doctors who took the shot imparted confidence and …
  • Ernakulam logs 1,046 new Covid cases, 846 recoveries 17 Jan 2021 17:49 By Express News Service KOCHI: The district on Saturday reported 1,046 new Covid cases. Of the newly infected, 945 contracted the disease through local transmission while the sources of infection of 88 patients could not be traced. Nine healthcare workers …
  • 711 people vaccinated on Day 1 of drive in Ernakulam 17 Jan 2021 17:49 By Express News Service KOCHI: Heralding a much-anticipated return to life as it was, the vaccination drive commenced in Ernakulam on Saturday, with 711 health workers being administered the Covishield vaccine at 12 centres in the district. While …
  • Market stalls to be rehabilitated 16 Jan 2021 23:10 A temporary structure to rehabilitate the Ernakulam market stalls will be ready by March, after which work on a new market is set to begin under Cochin Smart Mission Limited (CSML). The temporary structure near the existing market will provide space for …
  • Kerala Budget 2021: Industries and IT get funds, infra-tourism overlooked 16 Jan 2021 19:31 Express News Service KOCHI: The state budget has focused more on industries and IT sectors in Kochi while basic infrastructure development and tourism sectors failed to get major projects. A reduction in the value added tax on liquefied and compressed …
  • It’s time to clean Kochi’s canals 16 Jan 2021 19:31 Express News Service KOCHI: With the city witnessing intermittent showers, residents are demanding the reinstallation of ‘petti’ and ‘para’ -- the mechanism installed in the city canals for regulating water level during ebb and flow to avoid flooding …
  • COVID-19 vaccination drive launched in Kerala, compulsory observation after getting shot 16 Jan 2021 18:56 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala joined the rest of the country in launching the COVID-19 immunisation programme on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the health workers of the Ernakulam district hospital during the launch …
  • Covid-19 vaccination: All arrangements in place 15 Jan 2021 23:58 By Express News Service KOCHI: Preparations for Covid vaccination slated for Saturday have been completed in Ernakulam district. The distribution of vaccines to neighbouring districts -- Palakkad, Idukki, Thrissur and Kottayam -- too were completed on …
  • Don’t repeat it, seniors tell DCP who ‘punished’ junior officer 15 Jan 2021 09:31 By Express News Service KOCHI: City Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Aishwarya Dongre’s decision to allocate punishment duty to a woman civil police officer (CPO), who failed to recognise her when she reached a station in plainclothes, has not gone down …
  • Expectations soar in Kochi ahead of Kerala government's budget presentation 15 Jan 2021 09:29 Express News Service KOCHI: With another state budget presentation taking place on Friday, Kochi, the commercial capital of the state, is high on expectations. While many of the much-awaited projects have been set in motion over the last few years, a huge …
  • Jobless rate declines, but higher than national figure 15 Jan 2021 09:01 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Unemployment rate in Kerala declined from 11.4 per cent in 2017-18 to 9 per cent in 2018-19, according to the Economic Review 2020 tabled in the assembly on Thursday. Still, the state has a high rate of …
  • Death of minor girl: CWC refutes relatives’ charges 14 Jan 2021 15:32 By Express News Service KOCHI: The Child Welfare Committee (CWC) has refuted the allegations of relatives, who cited foul play in the death of a 14-year-old mentally retarded minor girl. The committee has sought a report from the institution in which she …
  • Kerala receives 1st batch of Covishield 14 Jan 2021 10:51 Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], January 13 (ANI): Kerala received the COVID-19 vaccine "Covishield" on Wednesday in two batches at Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. The first batch arrived at Kochi International Airport with 2.99 lakh doses in a …
  • First batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Kochi, consignment to have 4.33 lakh doses 13 Jan 2021 21:00 By Express News Service KOCHI: The first batch of COVID vaccine arrived at the Kochi airport on Wednesday. At around 11 am, a GoAir airplane landed with 25 boxes of vaccines as Kerala is to receive 4,33,500 doses of vaccines in the first consignment.   …
  • RLDA to conduct virtual roadshows on the redevelopment of the New Delhi railway station 13 Jan 2021 20:36 New Delhi: The Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA), a statutory body under the Ministry of Railways, is planning to conduct virtual roadshows on the redevelopment of the New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS) project. These roadshows will be organized online …
  • INS Venduruthy wins Vanamitra Award 13 Jan 2021 16:16 INS Venduruthy, the base depot of the Naval Base here, has been bestowed with the Vanamitra award for Ernakulam district for the year 2020-21. The award, instituted by Kerala Forest and Wildlife Department, is for voluntary organisations/individuals…
  • Kerala to get first Covishield vaccine consignment of over four lakh doses on January 13 13 Jan 2021 04:00 Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala will receive the first consignment of over 4.33 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine to combat COVID-19 on Wednesday from the Pune-based Serum Institute of India, the state government said. The first flight carryingthe vaccine is …
  • Ernakulam’s very own hill spot Koorumala now open to tourists 13 Jan 2021 03:22 By Express News Service KOCHI: Of late, the state’s Tourism Department has been thinking up new leisure spots owing to people cutting short their vacation plans. Thanks to the Covid pandemic, the shift to easily accessible and ‘right around the corner’ …
  • First batch of Covid vaccine to reach Kerala on Wednesday 13 Jan 2021 02:51 By Express News Service KOCHI:  After a long wait, the first batch of Covid vaccine will arrive in the state on Wednesday. The first consignment of 4,33,500 doses will arrive at Kochi airport by late afternoon. Another consignment of vaccine is expected to …
  • A journey through time on Kerala's backwaters 12 Jan 2021 18:11 It’s oddly surprising that a landscape as gorgeous and brimming with opportunities as the backwaters spread across central and southern Kerala is poorly serviced by the government with a tourist perspective. There are the decades-old, wooden boats which …
  • Vazhakulam reports Ernakulam's second case of shigella infection 12 Jan 2021 10:45 By Express News Service KOCHI: Ernakulam district reported its second case of shigella on Monday with a 39-year-old Vazhakulam resident confirmed with the bacterial infection. After complaining of diarrhoea and fever, he was admitted to a private hospital. …
  • Women safety a distant dream in Ernakulam, residents blame police 12 Jan 2021 10:45 By Express News Service KOCHI: The harrowing experience narrated by a 37-year-old woman, a ground handling staff at Kochi airport while returning home from work at night, has brought the focus back on women’s safety. There is no respite from the incidents …
  • Tests come down, new cases too 12 Jan 2021 06:29 Testing dipped by close to 50% as it does over the weekend every week, resulting in a dip in the number of new cases of COVID-19 reported in the State on Monday. With just 35,281 samples tested over the past 24 hours, the number of new cases on Monday was …
  • Kerala waives entertainment tax for theatres 11 Jan 2021 23:41 In a move to help the film industry in the state, the Kerala government on Monday decided to waive entertainment tax for theatres from January to March 2021 along with 50 per cent reduction in the fixed charges on electricity during the lockdown period …
  • Puthuvype LPG terminal cost shoots up by Rs 200 crore 11 Jan 2021 05:17 Express News Service KOCHI: As a fallout of the Covid-induced lockdown and the protests from residents and environmental activists, the project cost of Indian Oil Corporation’s LPG import terminal at Puthuvype has escalated by Rs 200 crore to Rs 950 crore, …
  • Ernakulam district reports 650 new COVID cases, 718 recoveries 11 Jan 2021 04:57 By Express News Service KOCHI: Ernakulam district on Friday reported 650 new Covid cases, of which, 577 got infected through local transmission. Seven healthcare workers and two migrant labourers also tested positive. According to the health officials, the …
  • 4,545 new Covid cases in Kerala; test positivity rate at 10% 11 Jan 2021 03:47 Representative imageTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state on Sunday reported 4,545 new cases of Covid-19, including 4,003 through local transmission. At least 422 cases were of unknown sources while 42 healthcare workers were also among the infected. To date, 8,11 …
  • How frozen ripe jackfruit is slowly making its way into the market 10 Jan 2021 07:43 Frozen ripe jackfruit is the latest addition to the growing market of value-added products from jackfruit. Bibil Thomas, a 29-year-old software engineer from Kumily in Idukki district of Kerala, has launched Jackobyte, which retails frozen ripe bulbs of …
  • Archdiocese launches an army of caregivers 10 Jan 2021 03:19 Express News Service KOCHI: The pandemic has taught a lesson for all to be equipped to deal with any unforeseen situation. The unforeseen turn of events relating to the Covid-19 spread not even spared the elderly, bedridden and those requiring medical …
  • Chandy, Chennithala call on Twenty20 supremo 09 Jan 2021 10:23 By Express News Service KOCHI: Amid speculation that Kitex-backed Twenty20 would contest all the 14 Assembly constituencies in Ernakulam district, top leaders of the Congress party, including former chief minister Oommen Chandy, opposition leader Ramesh …
  • State’s tally crosses eight lakh mark 09 Jan 2021 07:48 The cumulative COVID-19 case burden of Kerala crossed the eight lakh mark on Friday when the State reported 5,142 new cases when 59,569 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The cumulative case burden of Kerala has risen to 8,01,075 cases. The test …
  • Covid-19 cases in Kerala cross 8 lakh 09 Jan 2021 05:19 Representative imageTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With 5,142 more people testing positive for Covid-19 in the state on Friday, the total number of cases reported till date in the state has risen to 8,01,111. Among the new cases, 4,563 are cases of local transmission …
  • Unhygienic eateries to be closed down permanently to stem spread of shigella 08 Jan 2021 18:37 Express News Service KOCHI: Aiming to prevent an outbreak of shigella infection, the district adminstration has decided to close down permanently hotels, bakeries and wayside eateries functioning under unhygienic conditions.After a case of the bacterial …
  • Perumbavoor bypass soon to be a reality 08 Jan 2021 03:21 Express News Service KOCHI: VM Aliyar has always been vocal about seamless connectivity to the eastern part of Ernakulam which would usher in the development of the untapped area. The veteran plywood manufacturer is hopeful like many others as the long- …
  • HC defers proceedings on order on church takeover 07 Jan 2021 18:09 A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court deferred till January 15 the further proceedings based on a single judge order directing the Central Reserve Police Force to take over the Kothamangalam Marthoman church if the Ernakulam District Collector did not …
  • Latest Venture Underscores India’s Focus on Gas-Based Economy  07 Jan 2021 15:54 PUNE, India — In another step toward turning India into a natural gas-based economy, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Jan. 5 inaugurated a 450-kilometer (280-mile) liquid natural gas pipeline between two coastal cities during a video conference. Built at a …
  • Kochi football referees turn to odd jobs amid pandemic 07 Jan 2021 09:26 Express News Service KOCHI: Last year, Liju V M was preoccupied with refereeing matches in the I-League 2nd Division. Now, he has returned to welding, a job he relied on for his daily bread six years ago. Liju is one among the many referees in the city and …
  • Church sending clear warning to Congress, say political observers 07 Jan 2021 08:32 Express News Service KOCHI: The opinion expressed by the Syro-Malabar Church’s Ernakulam-Angamaly archdiocese lays bare the concerns of the Christian community on the growing influence of the Muslim League in the UDF and buttresses Chief Minister Pinarayi …
  • Barring Kerala, all Covid hotspots see daily cases fall 07 Jan 2021 01:29 On most days in the last week, Delhi has reported less than 500 new cases of coronavirus infections, something that has not happened since May last year. The numbers in Delhi have declined steadily for the last two months, beginning the second week …
  • Ernakulam tops districts with 1,068 COVID-19 cases 06 Jan 2021 20:08 With 1,068 new cases of COVID-19, Ernakulam has topped districts in terms of fresh cases. The district has 9,354 patients, the highest in the State, and Pathanamthitta, which is second in terms of the number of patients, has 6,766 patients. On Wednesday, …
  • Milma pushes milk products in free kits to reduce surplus 06 Jan 2021 16:35 The Kerala Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (Milma) has recommended that the State government include its 200 gm-milk powder and the 100-gm ghee packs in the free kits of essentials being distributed to the public through the ration shops as part of …
  • One country, one gas grid: Modi after inaugurating Kochi-Mangaluru gas pipeline 06 Jan 2021 09:41 Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the dedication of the Kochi – Mangaluru Natural Gas Pipeline to the Nation, through video conferencing, in New Delhi, Jan. 5, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_05_2021_000195B) Thiruvananthapuram, Jan. 5 (IANS): Prime …
  • Something is not right with the ‘turn left’ sign 06 Jan 2021 06:37 By Express News Service KOCHI: With the inauguration of Vyttila flyover around the corner, activists and social groups have pointed out misleading signboards placed on the structure. They said that the ‘Turn Left’ sign redirecting vehicles coming from …
  • Tapping the teenage spirit 06 Jan 2021 06:37 Express News Service KOCHI: The saying that youth aren’t useless, they are used less is quite profound. These days, the number of youngsters falling prey to violence and drugs is a concern for society as much as it is for the law and order system. To bring …
  • KSRTC to ply buses for army hiring camp 06 Jan 2021 06:37 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: KSRTC will operate special services in seven districts for youths appearing for army recruitment rally. The services will be run to and fro from the military camp at Pangode in Thiruvananthapuram from January 11 …
  • NIA names Swapna, Sarith in chargesheet, no word on Sivasankar 06 Jan 2021 06:14 By Express News Service KOCHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday named 20 persons in a chargesheet filed before the Special Court for NIA Cases here in the case related to the smuggling of gold using diplomatic baggage. NIA has turned five …
  • Kerala gold-smuggling case: NIA charges 20, Pinarayi’s ex-principal secy not named 06 Jan 2021 03:24 Key accused in the Kerala gold smuggling case Swapna Suresh and her associates had smuggled in over 167 kg gold through diplomatic cargo between November 2019 and June 2020, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has told a special court in Ernakulam. The …
  • Gas pipeline an impetus to industrialisation, says Pinarayi Vijayan 06 Jan 2021 02:59 Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said the Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, will pave the way for another wave of industrialisation of the State. He said the Fertilizers and Chemicals …
  • Buzz is back on Kochi college campuses 05 Jan 2021 18:41 Express News Service KOCHI: These had been a testing 10 months for the students doing higher education courses in around 1,350 colleges in the state. So much so that when the state government announced the reopening of the institutions, the students …
  • Policy initiatives to help boost natural gas share in energy basket to 15%: PM 05 Jan 2021 18:41 Explaining the benefits of a natural gas pipeline in developing a gas-based economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the Centre has taken policy several initiatives to increase the share of natural gas in India’s energy basket from 6 per cent to …
  • PM inaugurates 450-km Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline 05 Jan 2021 13:05 Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday inaugurated the 450-km Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline built at a cost of Rs 3,000 crore via video conferencing. The pipeline will carry natural gas from Kochi in Kerala through Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, …
  • Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline will give a new impetus to industrialisation of Kerala: CM 05 Jan 2021 12:55 Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 5, would pave the way for another wave of industrialisation of Kerala. He said that Fertilizers and Chemicals Kerala …
  • PM Modi inaugurates Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline via video conferencing 05 Jan 2021 12:23 Image Source : PTI PM Modi inaugurates Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday dedicated the Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline to the nation, via video conferencing. The event will mark an important milestone towards …
  • Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan hails completion of Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline project 05 Jan 2021 10:42 Kochi: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday hailed the completion of GAIL's Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline, saying completion of the project halted due to various obstacles was one of the major poll promises of his government. Noting …
  • Gas-based economy crucial for Atmanirbhar Bharat, says PM Narendra Modi 05 Jan 2021 07:48 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that a gas-based economy is crucial for Atmanirbhar Bharat and work is being done in the direction of "One Nation, One Gas Grid". Prime Minister Narendra Modi also inaugurated the Kochi-Mangaluru …
  • Seven facts about Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline project 05 Jan 2021 03:27 Jan 05, 2021, 07:45AM ISTSource: TOI.inThe Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline is 450-km long. It has been built by Gail (India) Ltd. The project costs around Rs 3,000 crore and required over 12 lakh man-days of employment for construction. It has a …
  • Single-use plastics ban: Ernakulam district to keep violators on a tight leash 05 Jan 2021 01:47 By Express News Service KOCHI: As a step to enforce the ban on single-use plastics in the district strictly, special squads will be formed at the panch-ayat-level to deal with violators. At a meeting held at the district administration headquarters on …
  • Free run of thief who steals from two-wheelers ends 05 Jan 2021 01:47 By Express News Service KOCHI: A thief who stole money from the cabins of scooters and motorcycles landed in police net on Monday. Police said Theophane Anil, 37, a native of Thiruvananthapuram, is an expert in breaking the lock of two-wheelers to stealing …
  • Welfare Party tie-up dented Congress secular image: Church weekly 05 Jan 2021 01:42 By Express News Service KOCHI: The Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese of the Syro-Malabar Church, through the latest editorial in its ‘Sathyadeepam’ weekly, criticised the UDF scathingly for its failure in the recent local body elections despite having a …
  • PM Modi to dedicate Kochi-Mangaluru gas pipeline to nation on Jan 5 04 Jan 2021 21:00 By IANS January 4, 2021 00:22 IST Mother of two struggling for life at a Delhi hospital following alleged deadly attack by in-laws Prime Minister Narendra Modi would dedicate the Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline to the nation on Tuesday -- an important …
  • 728 positive cases, 502 recoveries: Ernakulam reports highest daily tally among Kerala districts for sixth day 04 Jan 2021 19:38 By Express News Service KOCHI: For the sixth straight day, Ernakulam on Sunday reported the highest single day tally in the state with 728 new Covid cases.  Local transmission accounted for an overwhelming majority of the cases, with 657 getting infected …
  • Kerala maoist case: HC sets aside bail granted to Thwaha Fasal 04 Jan 2021 19:33 By Express News Service KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Monday set aside the order of NIA Special Court granting bail to Thwaha Fasal, second accused in the Pantheerankavu Maoist case and directed him to surrender before the Special Judge, Ernakulam …
  • Kerala government faces heat over move to take IFFK to 4 cities 04 Jan 2021 18:50 The state government’s decision to hold the 25th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) in four different cities — and not only in Thiruvananthapuram as was the case in the previous editions — has come under criticism with a section of …
  • Messages on buses to promote Nirbhaya cell 03 Jan 2021 06:37 The Women and Child Development Department, in association with the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation, has taken up double-decker bus branding to take the activities of the State Nirbhaya Cell to the people. The initiative has been taken up in …
  • 23-year-old Kerala woman helping farmers amid pandemic 03 Jan 2021 04:11 Express News Service ERNAKULAM:  Amid the Covid crisis, many an entrepreneur in the state has launched ventures catering to the needy. But rarely have people come up with something wholly altruistic like VM Mansi, a 23-year-old MBA student in Kochi, has …
  • Ernakulam braces for rollout of Covid vaccine, training on 03 Jan 2021 02:09 By Express News Service KOCHI: Ernakulam district is gearing up for Covid-19 vaccination drive. Training sessions for officials and staff have started in this regard in the district. The vaccine will be administered to 64,000 health workers during the …
  • Row erupts over IFFK being taken to three other zones 02 Jan 2021 17:02 A row has erupted in Kerala over the LDF government’s decision to organise the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) in three other places in the state, besides this city,in February-March, with Congress MP Shashi Tharoor terming the move as ‘ …
  • COVID-19 | 4,991 cases added to Kerala’s tally 02 Jan 2021 10:03 Kerala reported 4,991 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, when 52,790 samples were tested in 24 hours, taking the State’s cumulative COVID-19 burden to 7,65,924 cases. Test positivity rate showed no sign of relenting and remained at 9.45%. It has remained …
  • Kudumbashree’s Gramakam gathers momentum in Ernakulam district 02 Jan 2021 01:52 Express News Service KOCHI: Gramakam, the village poverty reduction plan (VPRP) of Kudumbashree implemented across the state, is currently underway in the 82 grama panchayats in the district. The project, which was supposed to be completed by December 26, …
  • A canal’s cry for help 02 Jan 2021 01:52 Express News Service KOCHI: Kalvathy Canal in West Kochi has been left out of the Integrated Urban Regeneration and Water Transport System project being implemented by KMRL. The multi-crore project aims to renovate canals in Kochi  Jannet K, a resident of …
  • International film fest at four centres, Covid certificate must for delegates 02 Jan 2021 01:47 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The  postponed 25th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) will be held at four centres in February. Films will be screened at five theatres in Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thalassery and …
  • 574 new Covid-19 cases in Ernakulam 01 Jan 2021 05:31 By Express News Service KOCHI:  The district saw some respite in Covid-19 cases on Thursday after breaching the 1,000 mark on Wednesday. The number of fresh cases on Thursday was 574 and 513 people recovered from the disease in the district. The district …
  • Ernakulam on shigella high alert 01 Jan 2021 01:01 By Express News Service KOCHI: The district was put on high alert after health authorities confirmed a shigella bacterial infection in Chottanikara on Thursday. No other positive case has been reported from either Chottanikara or the rest of the district, …