• Prohibitory orders extended in eight districts of Kerala 31 Oct 2020 08:29 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Various district collectors in the state have issued orders extending the prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC to prevent public congregations and gatherings. Earlier, as part of Covid-19 containment …
  • Dissidence rears its head in BJP Kerala unit ahead of local body poll 30 Oct 2020 07:17 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Dissidence has once again played out in the open in the state unit of the BJP at a time when the party is gearing up for the crucial local body election. Senior leader Sobha Surendran, who had kept herself away from …
  • Bineesh Kodiyeri’s arrest may ruffle many bigwigs in Kerala 29 Oct 2020 21:37 By Express News Service KOCHI:  The arrest of Bineesh Kodiyeri, son of CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a drug case in Bengaluru could spell trouble for many bigwigs in Kerala including a few …
  • Bengaluru reports over half of Karnataka’s new cases 29 Oct 2020 19:38 Kerala’s incidence of COVID-19 cases stood at 7,020 on Thursday, with a testing level of 54,339 samples. The test positivity rate remained at 12.9%, more or less stable at between 12% and 14 % most of last week. The authorities added 26 new deaths to the …
  • Shanmugha Subbiah's appointment to AIIMS committee turns controversial 29 Oct 2020 06:25 Chennai:  DMK president M.K. Stalin, several political leaders and many common people came down heavily on the appointment of Shanmugha Subbiah, a Chennai-based oncologist, who recently landed in a controversial woman harassment case, to the managing …
  • Infections in Kerala may be plateauing: experts 28 Oct 2020 19:28 Kerala’s COVID-19 case graph, which had dipped with a slump in testing changed course on Wednesday, registering 8,790 new cases from 66,980 samples. Epidemiologists said that the State’s weekly growth rate, at 10%-15% two weeks ago, came down to less than …
  • Now, a palliative care unit for big cats in Kerala 28 Oct 2020 04:18 The Forest and Wildlife Department is gearing up to set up an animal hospice and palliative care unit for big cats in Wayanad in view of the rise in cases of tigers straying into human settlements, especially in the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. The …
  • Walayar deaths case: Ex-public prosecutor cut up with Kerala CM’s remarks, blames probe 27 Oct 2020 21:39 By Express News Service PALAKKAD: Jalaja Madhavan, former special public prosecutor who had appeared in the Walayar sexual abuse and death case for three months in the Pocso Court, has blamed the Child Welfare Committee and shoddy police investigation for …
  • How the Walayar deaths case became a blot on Kerala’s image 27 Oct 2020 21:39 By Express News Service KOCHI:  The Walayar case, pertaining to two minor Dalit sisters who were found dead after being sexually assaulted in 2017, has become a blot on the state’s image. Now that the parents of the deceased children are holding a …
  • Walayar has 42 POCSO cases, but no conviction 27 Oct 2020 21:39 By Express News Service PALAKKAD: Walayar, a backward area on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border which is home to many Scheduled Caste and Tribe families who live by doing odd jobs for daily wages, has witnessed 42 Pocso (Protection of Children from Sexual …
  • Karnataka: New divisional railway managers for Palakkad, Mysuru divisions 27 Oct 2020 13:00
  • Kerala gold scandal: Revelations so far are only the tip of the iceberg, says Chennithala 27 Oct 2020 11:30 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: What has come out so far in the gold smuggling case is only the tip of the iceberg, said Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala on Tuesday. A day after Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan came down heavily on him, …
  • Pure Oils gives early Christmas presents for vulnerable families 27 Oct 2020 03:06 Pure Oils, which manufactures the popular ZimGold cooking oil, yesterday gave vulnerable families an early Christmas gift by donating its products to Touching Lives Africa, a not for profit organisation that focuses on women and children. “This is the …
  • Coronavirus | Kerala registers 6,843 new COVID-19 cases 25 Oct 2020 23:02 Kerala reported 6,843 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, when 48, 212 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, taking the State’s cumulative case burden till date to 3,92,930 cases. The State reported more recoveries than new cases on the day, with 7,649 …
  • Kerala mass copying: KTU seeks report from principals 25 Oct 2020 22:07 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Having cancelled the BTech third semester supplementary examinations held on Friday over reports of mass copying in four engineering colleges, the Kerala Technological University (KTU) has asked the principals of …
  • COVID-19 case graph shows levelling off trend in Kerala 24 Oct 2020 08:00 The State’s COVID-19 case graph continued to show the levelling off trend on Friday also and reported 8,511 new cases when 64,789 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The test positivity rate seemed more or less stabilised at 13.13%. There were 6,118 …
  • Suresh Gopi returns to set of Kaval 24 Oct 2020 06:41 By Express News Service The shoot of Nithin Renji Panicker’s Kaval has resumed after a short break due to the pandemic situation. Suresh Gopi has returned to the shoot, and the actor shared a picture of him from the set. As per reports, the team is …
  • Coronavirus | With positivity rate of 13.13%, Kerala’s fresh cases exceed 8,500 24 Oct 2020 01:44 Kerala’s COVID-19 case graph was flat on Friday as it reported 8,511 new cases from 64,789 samples. The test positivity rate was 13.13%. Also, 26 fatalities from earlier infections were added to the official list on Friday. Of these 26 deaths, Alapuzha …
  • Walayar case: Reprobe makes little headway, allege parents 24 Oct 2020 01:18 By Express News Service PALAKKAD: Nearly a year on since the Special Pocso Court here had acquitted all accused in the case in which two minor Dalit sisters were found hanging on different occasions in Walayar after they were sexually assaulted , the …
  • Restart Palakkad-Chennai train soon, Pollachi MP tells Southern Railway 23 Oct 2020 22:57
  • Kerala’s COVID-19 case graph shows sliding trend 23 Oct 2020 05:11 For the first time since the pandemic curve started its upward growth in Kerala in September first week, the COVID-19 case graph in Kerala is on the decline. Current disease trends show the effective reproductive number (R) to be less than 1, meaning that …
  • COVID-19 | Downward trend continues in Kerala 23 Oct 2020 05:11 The State’s COVID-19 case graph, which has actually been showing signs of dipping and plateauing since last week, continued the trend on Thursday registering 7,482 new cases when 56,093 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The State also registered …
  • State to seek Centre’s approval to declare wild boar as vermin 23 Oct 2020 01:58 Express News Service KOCHI:  The state government will seek the permission of the Union government to declare wild boar as vermin, which will legalise the culling of the animal. Forest Minister K Raju said in a Facebook post that the decision has been …
  • State, Central governments sign deal on Kochi-Bengaluru corridor project 23 Oct 2020 01:58 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The state government has signed an agreement with the National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust (NICDIT) for the implementation of the Kochi-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (KBIC) project. …
  • Ex-Mizoram Governor, others booked in cheating case 22 Oct 2020 22:55 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: October 23, 2020 2:11:20 am Mizoram Governor Kummanam RajasekharanThe Kerala police on Thursday registered a case against senior BJP leader and former Mizoram Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan and others …
  • An early butterfly migrations that holds signals of climate change 22 Oct 2020 10:16 Dark Blue Tiger butterflies collecting nectar from a flower. (Photographed by Jeswin Kingsly)Edited by Shruti Sundar Ray An unusual phenomenon took place in late August, this year—thousands of butterflies could be seen travelling from the Eastern Ghats to …
  • Kerala Police files FIR against Kummanam Rajasekharan, others in cheating case 22 Oct 2020 10:16 Senior BJP leader Kummanam Rajasekharan.The Kerala Police on Thursday registered a case against former Mizoram governor and senior BJP leader Kummanam Rajasekharan, among others, based on a complaint of cheating allegedly involving his former personal …
  • Coronavirus | Kerala, Karnataka register decline in positivity rate 21 Oct 2020 03:13 Data from Kerala’s Health department appeared to show a downward trend in COVID-19 cases with a decline in many districts on Tuesday. However, the trend could be decided by factors such as school reopening, the Sabarimala pilgrimage and local body polls, …
  • Liquor deaths: Excise in dark about origin of illicit brew 21 Oct 2020 02:45 By Express News Service PALAKKAD: The death of five tribal persons from the Chelankad colony near Kanjikode after consuming illicit liquor has exposed the inability of the excise department to track the district’s vulnerable pockets which lack awareness on …
  • States report fall in cases, Karnataka, A.P. test more 19 Oct 2020 17:27 After the weekend, Kerala’s graph dipped to 5,022 new COVID-19 cases, from 36,599 samples. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana also reported a drop cases. The dip in Kerala was proportionate to a lower number of samples, seen from the test positivity …
  • Kochi gas supply to be extended to entire district 18 Oct 2020 22:52 By Express News Service KOCHI: The government has decided to implement the city gas supply scheme in all taluks of Ernakulam district. Currently, the natural gas pipeline is available from Karingachira via Kundannoor and Edappally up to Aluva. It has now …
  • KMML to start production of oxygen to aid Covid fight 18 Oct 2020 22:36 Express News Service THRISSUR: With the shutdown of Inox Air Products plant at Palakkad, the major hub of oxygen production in the state due to technical glitches, Kerala stares at a crisis in the availability of required medical oxygen cylinders for Covid …
  • ‘Health infrastructure not overstretched by rate of infection’ 18 Oct 2020 22:36 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The upward trend in Covid-19 transmission being witnessed in the state is yet to stretch the health infrastructure, the government has claimed. Reacting to reports on ICU/ventilator unavailability and …
  • At 17.31%, test positivity rate high in Kerala 18 Oct 2020 06:03 The State on Saturday reported 9,016 new COVID-19 cases, when 52,067 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, taking the cumulative case burden to 3,34,228. The number of recoveries registered on Saturday is 7,991. The test positivity rate of the day is …
  • Coronavirus | Despite a drop in tests, fresh cases in Kerala edge past 9,000 17 Oct 2020 23:58 Kerala reported 9,016 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday from 52,067 samples. The test positivity rate stood at 17.31%, higher than the 14.05% of the previous day. After testing 73,816 samples on October 7, the highest number, subsequent days showed testing …
  • Legendary poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri passes away at 94 16 Oct 2020 14:07 Thrissur (Kerala) [India], October 15 (ANI): Renowned Malayalam poet, Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri passed away on Thursday morning in Thrissur. He was 94. Namboothiri was undergoing treatment at a private hospital for age-related ailments. Namboothiri, …
  • Global Handwashing Day | Wash your hands, keep diseases at bay 16 Oct 2020 11:43 Ever since the COVID-19 outbreak, governments, influencers and celebrities have been talking about the importance of handwashing in one voice. As over the last six months, videos, songs, memes and posters have been filling up our social media feeds; we as …

  • Prohibitory orders extended in eight districts of Kerala 31 Oct 2020 08:29 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Various district collectors in the state have issued orders extending the prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC to prevent public congregations and gatherings. Earlier, as part of Covid-19 containment …
  • Vigilance sleuths to interrogate Swapna and Sandeep over alleged Life Mission scam in Kerala 30 Oct 2020 09:24 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Vigilance sleuths will interrogate gold smuggling accused Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair in connection with the alleged Life mission scam. The accused will be grilled at the respective jails in Thiruvananthapuram …
  • Viral social media campaign to protest poor condition of Kerala roads lands doctor in trouble 29 Oct 2020 21:37 By Express News Service THRISSUR:  An assistant professor at the Thrissur Medical College Hospital (MCH) is facing disciplinary action after his viral social media campaign, dubbed ‘jetty challenge’, rubbed the authorities the wrong way.  Dr Krishnakumar, …
  • Bengaluru reports over half of Karnataka’s new cases 29 Oct 2020 19:38 Kerala’s incidence of COVID-19 cases stood at 7,020 on Thursday, with a testing level of 54,339 samples. The test positivity rate remained at 12.9%, more or less stable at between 12% and 14 % most of last week. The authorities added 26 new deaths to the …
  • 28-year-old COVID positive woman delivers triplets in AIIMS Raipur 29 Oct 2020 19:08 Image Source : ANI COVID positive woman delivers triplets in AIIMS Raipur A pregnant woman, who was infected with novel coronavirus, gave birth to triplets on October 18 at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Raipur. Fortunately, the babied …
  • 'A grave concern': Centre says festivities behind Covid surge in Delhi, Bengal & Kerala 29 Oct 2020 14:02 Express News Service NEW DELHI: Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Thursday reviewed the status of Delhi, West Bengal and Kerala in view of the alarming rise in Covid-19 cases in these states over the last several days. Delhi, as of now, has 29,378 …
  • Kerala: Bicycle repairman builds electric bike using handmade tools 29 Oct 2020 02:36 Oct 29, 2020, 06:30AM ISTSource: TOI.inNisar M S, who runs a bicycle workshop in Edavilangu, a village in Thrissur District is overjoyed in having his dream come true. As any youth of today, Nisar aspired to possess a luxurious bike one day. To purchase …
  • Shapes of yesterday: Kerala digital artist Febin Raj's style permeates all his compositions 28 Oct 2020 22:41 Express News Service KOCHI: Digital artist Febin Raj’s oeuvre is distinctive. His individualistic style is markedly apparent and permeates all his compositions. The 27-year-old draws inspiration from both man-made and natural landscapes often foregrounding …
  • Infections in Kerala may be plateauing: experts 28 Oct 2020 19:28 Kerala’s COVID-19 case graph, which had dipped with a slump in testing changed course on Wednesday, registering 8,790 new cases from 66,980 samples. Epidemiologists said that the State’s weekly growth rate, at 10%-15% two weeks ago, came down to less than …
  • How the Walayar deaths case became a blot on Kerala’s image 27 Oct 2020 21:39 By Express News Service KOCHI:  The Walayar case, pertaining to two minor Dalit sisters who were found dead after being sexually assaulted in 2017, has become a blot on the state’s image. Now that the parents of the deceased children are holding a …
  • Temples witness symbolics rituals for Vidyarambham against the backdrop of pandemic 26 Oct 2020 10:24 Against the backdrop of the spurt in COVID-19 cases, Vidyarambham functions were reduced to symbolic rituals in various temples in Thrissur on Monday. Most of the children entered the world of letters in simple functions at their homes. In a symbolic …
  • Popularity of Kerala police increased by leaps and bounds during lockdown: Pinarayi 26 Oct 2020 08:27 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state police are doing an exceptional job in maintaining the COVID-19 protocol in the state, along with the health department, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said. He was inaugurating eight police …
  • Coronavirus | Kerala registers 6,843 new COVID-19 cases 25 Oct 2020 23:02 Kerala reported 6,843 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, when 48, 212 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, taking the State’s cumulative case burden till date to 3,92,930 cases. The State reported more recoveries than new cases on the day, with 7,649 …
  • Families to be allowed final glimpse of those who succumbed to COVID-19 in Kerala 25 Oct 2020 22:07 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The number of Covid-19 deaths in the state is climbing steadily. And acting on repeated pleas from various quarters, the state health department has decided to enable the families who lost their dear ones to see …
  • Kerala: Elderly woman tied to bed at a covid-19 hospital 24 Oct 2020 19:00 Oct 24, 2020, 06:46PM ISTSource: Mirror NowIn a shocking incident, an elderly woman was tied to a hospital bed in a medical college in Thrissur, Kerala. Later when she fell off from the bed, there was not a single hospital attendant present to help her out …
  • Three girls of Kerala’s ‘pancharatnam’ quintuplets tie knot on same day 24 Oct 2020 15:46 Rema Devi with her quintuplets. (File Photo)On November 18, 1995, when Rema Devi gave birth to quintuplets – four daughters and a son – at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram, it was a big talking point in Kerala. As they were born on the day of ‘ …
  • Vijaya Dashami special: How to conduct a child’s ‘Vidyarambham’ ritual at home 24 Oct 2020 15:03 Know the details of how to do vidya arambham at home. (Source: Getty Images/Thinkstock)Vijaya Dashami is not only celebrated for the victory of good over evil but it also denotes a time for all the positive beginnings for one and all. One of the …
  • COVID-19: Active cases in Kerala nearing one lakh mark, death toll crosses 1300 24 Oct 2020 14:59 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala's COVID-19 active case tally is nearing the one lakh mark. The 8253 new cases reported on Saturday have taken the active case load to 97,417. Of the new cases reported, 7084 were contact cases. There …
  • COVID-19 case graph shows levelling off trend in Kerala 24 Oct 2020 08:00 The State’s COVID-19 case graph continued to show the levelling off trend on Friday also and reported 8,511 new cases when 64,789 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The test positivity rate seemed more or less stabilised at 13.13%. There were 6,118 …
  • Murky world of organ transplant mafia in Kerala, online charity groups under scanner | Details 24 Oct 2020 07:01 Elderly couple gets wedding photoshoot after 58 years in Kerala The Kerala police have stumbled upon an organ transplant group that operates in the state. The initial inquiry was carried out by Inspector General of Police Sreejith, and he has recommended …
  • Coronavirus | With positivity rate of 13.13%, Kerala’s fresh cases exceed 8,500 24 Oct 2020 01:44 Kerala’s COVID-19 case graph was flat on Friday as it reported 8,511 new cases from 64,789 samples. The test positivity rate was 13.13%. Also, 26 fatalities from earlier infections were added to the official list on Friday. Of these 26 deaths, Alapuzha …
  • Kerala police open probe into organ transplant racket 23 Oct 2020 11:18 The State police have stumbled upon an organ transplant racket that supplied kidneys and liver tissue from living donors to affluent patients for sizeable sums of money. IG, Crime Branch, S. Sreejith, who conducted the preliminary enquiry, has recommended …
  • Actor Sanif talks about his debut film Velleppam 23 Oct 2020 07:20 Debutant director Praveen Raj Pookkadan’s upcoming film Velleppam has a healthy mix of experienced actors and relative newcomers as part of the cast. The film, which has Akshay Radhakrishnan and Noorin Shereef in the lead, also has Roma returning to …
  • COVID-19 | Downward trend continues in Kerala 23 Oct 2020 05:11 The State’s COVID-19 case graph, which has actually been showing signs of dipping and plateauing since last week, continued the trend on Thursday registering 7,482 new cases when 56,093 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The State also registered …
  • State to seek Centre’s approval to declare wild boar as vermin 23 Oct 2020 01:58 Express News Service KOCHI:  The state government will seek the permission of the Union government to declare wild boar as vermin, which will legalise the culling of the animal. Forest Minister K Raju said in a Facebook post that the decision has been …
  • State, Central governments sign deal on Kochi-Bengaluru corridor project 23 Oct 2020 01:58 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The state government has signed an agreement with the National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust (NICDIT) for the implementation of the Kochi-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (KBIC) project. …
  • New ‘Express’ trains to cut connectivity to villages? 21 Oct 2020 23:58 Express News Service CHENNAI: The Railway Board’s approval to convert 36 passenger and MEMU services of Southern Railway into ‘Express’ trains is likely to affect train connectivity to villages. The proposal includes 16 pairs of passenger trains and four …
  • CARe Keralam Gasping for Breath 21 Oct 2020 03:44 It is unfortunate, to say the least, that even after about eight years of its inception, the CARe Keralam ayurveda cluster project is still gasping for breath. The cluster, at Koratty in Thrissur district, Kerala, was formed to support medicinal plant …
  • Coronavirus | Kerala, Karnataka register decline in positivity rate 21 Oct 2020 03:13 Data from Kerala’s Health department appeared to show a downward trend in COVID-19 cases with a decline in many districts on Tuesday. However, the trend could be decided by factors such as school reopening, the Sabarimala pilgrimage and local body polls, …
  • 18 transgenders become eligible for higher studies 21 Oct 2020 02:45 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As many as 18 transgender people have become eligible for higher studies after successfully completing the Class XII equivalency programme offered by the State Literacy Mission.  The transgender people were part …
  • Kerala HC rejects plea to vacate stay on CBI probe against Life Mission CEO 20 Oct 2020 13:38 KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea filed by the CBI to vacate its interim order staying investigation against the CEO of LIFE Mission, a state housing project, over alleged FCRA violations in respect of funds received for building …
  • LIFE Mission project: Kerala HC turns down CBI pleas to vacate stay on probe into alleged irregularities 20 Oct 2020 12:42 The Kerala High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) that sought to vacate the interim order staying the probe against U.V. Jose, Chief Executive Officer of LIFE Mission, in connection with the alleged …
  • Masala Coffee's Aalayal Thara Veno is now wiping out the stereotype 20 Oct 2020 05:28 Express News Service  'A flower must be fragrant, a man must have virtues and a beautiful girl should be obedient' - the folk song 'Aalayal thara venam', popularised in 2016 by Kerala band Masala Coffee, was indeed made for a different time …
  • States report fall in cases, Karnataka, A.P. test more 19 Oct 2020 17:27 After the weekend, Kerala’s graph dipped to 5,022 new COVID-19 cases, from 36,599 samples. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana also reported a drop cases. The dip in Kerala was proportionate to a lower number of samples, seen from the test positivity …
  • Kerala's COVID-19 tally touches 3.33 lakh with 5,022 fresh cases 19 Oct 2020 16:23 By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala on Monday recorded 7,469 recoveries and 5,022 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the infection count to 3,33,881 while the death toll mounted to 1,182 with 21 fatalities. Those presently under treatment are 92,731, Chief Minister …
  • Kochi gas supply to be extended to entire district 18 Oct 2020 22:52 By Express News Service KOCHI: The government has decided to implement the city gas supply scheme in all taluks of Ernakulam district. Currently, the natural gas pipeline is available from Karingachira via Kundannoor and Edappally up to Aluva. It has now …
  • KMML to start production of oxygen to aid Covid fight 18 Oct 2020 22:36 Express News Service THRISSUR: With the shutdown of Inox Air Products plant at Palakkad, the major hub of oxygen production in the state due to technical glitches, Kerala stares at a crisis in the availability of required medical oxygen cylinders for Covid …
  • At 17.31%, test positivity rate high in Kerala 18 Oct 2020 06:03 The State on Saturday reported 9,016 new COVID-19 cases, when 52,067 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, taking the cumulative case burden to 3,34,228. The number of recoveries registered on Saturday is 7,991. The test positivity rate of the day is …
  • Operation Ranger: Cops in Kerala's Thrissur regain turf via stringent measures 18 Oct 2020 05:47 Express News Service THRISSUR: With the nabbing of main accused persons in the recent back-to-back murders, Thrissur police officials are heaving a sigh of relief at the moment. By introducing Operation Ranger, they are hoping to clamp down the rise in …
  • Kerala gears up to export bananas to European market through sea 18 Oct 2020 00:04 By Express News Service KOCHI:  For the first time in the state, a select group of banana farmers in Thrissur have undertaken the cultivation of ‘Nendran’ bananas, while adhering to specific protocols that are aimed at solely exporting their produce to …
  • Coronavirus | Despite a drop in tests, fresh cases in Kerala edge past 9,000 17 Oct 2020 23:58 Kerala reported 9,016 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday from 52,067 samples. The test positivity rate stood at 17.31%, higher than the 14.05% of the previous day. After testing 73,816 samples on October 7, the highest number, subsequent days showed testing …
  • VK Jayaraj Potti appointed head priest of Sabarimala Ayyappa temple 17 Oct 2020 13:42 KOCHI: VK Jayaraj Potti has been selected as the head priest (Melshanthi) of the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple. He will serve as the head priest for the next pilgrim season for a period of one year. Jayaraj is from Varikkattu Madham near Poyya in Thrissur …
  • V K Jayaraj Potti selected as Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple chief priest after draw of lots 17 Oct 2020 09:22 By Express News Service SABARIMALA: V K Jayaraj potti of Thrissur Kodunagallur Varikkattu Madom has been selected as Sabarimala chief priest (Melsanthi) through a lengthy process that culminated in the draw of lots at Sabrimala Ayyappa Temple on Saturday …
  • Bicycle kick 17 Oct 2020 02:45 Four years ago, untrained endurance rides and an ill-fitting bike proved costly for Dr Krishnakumar C V. An associate professor with Thrissur Medical College and an orthopaedic surgeon, Krishnakumar had to have his both legs operated on because of severe …
  • Legendary poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri passes away at 94 16 Oct 2020 14:07 Thrissur (Kerala) [India], October 15 (ANI): Renowned Malayalam poet, Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri passed away on Thursday morning in Thrissur. He was 94. Namboothiri was undergoing treatment at a private hospital for age-related ailments. Namboothiri, …
  • Global Handwashing Day | Wash your hands, keep diseases at bay 16 Oct 2020 11:43 Ever since the COVID-19 outbreak, governments, influencers and celebrities have been talking about the importance of handwashing in one voice. As over the last six months, videos, songs, memes and posters have been filling up our social media feeds; we as …

  • Kerala gold smuggling case: Sivasankar sent to 7-day ED custody 31 Oct 2020 02:07 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A Kochi court on Thursday sent Kerala chief minister Mr Pinarayi Vijayan’s former principal secretary M Sivasankar to seven days custody of Enforcement Directorate (ED) which arrested him in connection with the money trail in the Kerala …
  • Here's our salute to the people who keep Kochi afloat, despite all odds 31 Oct 2020 00:04 By Express News Service KOCHI: The United Nations General Assembly observes October 31 as World Cities Day, an occasion to address challenges of urbanisation, and contribute to sustainable urban development. This year, in the wake of Covid-19  pandemic, an …
  • Kochi-bound lorry with Rs 16 lakh worth of onions goes missing 30 Oct 2020 23:50 By Express News Service KOCHI:  Ali Mohammed Siyad, an onion wholesale merchant of Ernakulam market, had been spending sleepless nights as a lorry which was transporting 25 tonnes of onion worth Rs 16 lakh went missing. Siyad, who has been into the kitchen …
  • Fighting stigma the hardest part, say COVID-19 survivors 30 Oct 2020 23:50 Express News Service KOCHI: Never would have anyone seen even in his/her wildest dreams how grim 2020 would turn out to be. Covid-19 has had an impact on the humanity as a whole, and the struggles each one is going through to recover from its blow …
  • Kerala HC adjourns to Nov 2 plea to transfer trial in actress attack case 30 Oct 2020 13:48 By ANI KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Friday adjourned to November 2 hearing on a petition filed by the survivor of the actress attack case seeking to transfer the trial proceedings out of the additional sessions court in Ernakulam. The state government …
  • RPF bolsters safety of lone women passengers 30 Oct 2020 13:19 TIRUCHI The Railway Protection Force of Tiruchi Division has begun implementing 'My Saheli', a pro-active initiative aimed at enhancing safety of women passengers travelling alone in express trains throughout their journey till their destination. …
  • Bengaluru reports over half of Karnataka’s new cases 29 Oct 2020 19:38 Kerala’s incidence of COVID-19 cases stood at 7,020 on Thursday, with a testing level of 54,339 samples. The test positivity rate remained at 12.9%, more or less stable at between 12% and 14 % most of last week. The authorities added 26 new deaths to the …
  • 'A grave concern': Centre says festivities behind Covid surge in Delhi, Bengal & Kerala 29 Oct 2020 14:02 Express News Service NEW DELHI: Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Thursday reviewed the status of Delhi, West Bengal and Kerala in view of the alarming rise in Covid-19 cases in these states over the last several days. Delhi, as of now, has 29,378 …
  • Need a socially-distanced holiday? Just set sail, say coastal cities 29 Oct 2020 08:13 In a socially-distanced post-Covid-19 world, sailing, kayaking and other water-based solo sports are finding popularity among people looking for adventure It was an unusual Sunday in an unusual year for Sendil Nath. Six kilometres into the Bay of Bengal, …
  • Court grants Enforcement Directorate 7 days custody of Sivasankar in gold smuggling case 29 Oct 2020 07:56 Kochi: A court here on Thursday granted the Enforcement Directorate (ED) seven day custody of suspended IAS officer M Sivasankar, arrested by the agency probing the money trail in the Kerala gold smuggling case. Sivasankar, who was arrested by the ED on …
  • Infections in Kerala may be plateauing: experts 28 Oct 2020 19:28 Kerala’s COVID-19 case graph, which had dipped with a slump in testing changed course on Wednesday, registering 8,790 new cases from 66,980 samples. Epidemiologists said that the State’s weekly growth rate, at 10%-15% two weeks ago, came down to less than …
  • Sexual assault case: Actress moves Kerala HC seeking transfer of case from trial court to another court 28 Oct 2020 17:07 By PTI KOCHI: A south Indian actress, who has filed a sexual assault case in which Malayalam actor Dileep is one of the accused, moved the Kerala High Court on Wedneday seeking to transfer the trial in the case from the current court to another one. The …
  • No clarity yet on rehabilitation of Konthuruthy residents 28 Oct 2020 14:19 While Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) has been tasked with restoration of the Konthuruthy river as part of its Integrated Urban Regeneration and Water Transport System (IURWTS) Project, the rehabilitation of the people in the area remains unclear, …
  • Gold smuggling case: Suspended IAS officer M Sivasankar taken into ED custody 28 Oct 2020 08:49 Thiruvananthapuram: Suspended IAS officer M Sivasankar, facing probe in the Kerala gold smuggling case, was taken into custody by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) from a city hospital on Wednesday, soon after a court rejected his anticipatory bail petition …
  • Suresh Gopi’s 250th film titled 'Ottakomban' 28 Oct 2020 05:44 By Express News Service Suresh Gopi’s much-awaited 250th film is titled Ottakomban. The title got launched on the social media pages of almost the entire Malayalam film industry. It seems the makers are going ahead with the Shibin Francis-scripted film as …
  • Home cooks turn social media top chefs 28 Oct 2020 05:16 Mothers and grandmothers are increasingly taking to the Internet to explore, relive and invent recipes Leela Mathew skins, cores and chops an apple with the flair of a master chef. The apple is to go into a smooth dough and then dunked in hot oil. Home …
  • For Ernakulam General Hospital and police, identifying bodies a herculean task 27 Oct 2020 21:56 By Express News Service KOCHI: For hospital authorities and police in Kochi, piling up unidentified bodies in mortuaries is causing many problems. According to officials, over 100 unidentified bodies were handled at  the Ernakulam General Hospital, …
  • Here are five unsolved true crime stories that still continue to riddle Kochi police 27 Oct 2020 21:56 Express News Service KOCHI: Crime and murders are quite common in Kochi, and the city police are known for their knack for cracking complex mysteries. However, multiple cases, even those that took place over a decade ago, remain puzzles for investigation …
  • Kerala gold smuggling case: Rabins Hameed was involved in illegal business on various occasions, says NIA 27 Oct 2020 16:21 By PTI KOCHI: Rabins K Hameed, arrested by the NIA in connection with the Kerala gold smuggling case, was involved in the illegal business during 2013-14 and various other occasions, the central agency, probing the terror link in the case, said on Tuesday. …
  • SCTIMST develops powered air purifying respirators for health workers 27 Oct 2020 05:09 The Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science and Technology (SCTIMST), a Thiruvananthapuram-based Centre of Excellence under the Department of Science and Technology (DST) has developed a novel Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) that can help …
  • Diagnosing and treating breast cancer during COVID-19 26 Oct 2020 23:18 Express News Service KOCHI: The Covid-19 pandemic has gripped the world, forcing people to postpone timely treatments for other diseases including breast cancer, which is one of the main conditions causing death among women across the globe if left …
  • Kerala gold smuggling case: NIA arrests accused on arrival from UAE 26 Oct 2020 20:11 Rabins K HamedThe National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested an absconding accused in the Kerala gold smuggling case after he arrived in Kochi from the UAE. Rabins K Hamed, 42, a resident of Muvattupuzha in Ernakulam district, has been arrested …
  • NIA arrests key absconder in Kerala gold smuggling case 26 Oct 2020 15:17 By IANS NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested Rabins K. Hameed, a key absconder in the Kerala gold smuggling case, said the agency here. Hameed, 42, a resident of Muvattupuzha in Kerala's Ernakulam district was held by …
  • Kerala gold smuggling case: Man arrested in Kochi upon arrival from UAE 26 Oct 2020 15:03 The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested a man wanted in connection with the Kerala gold smuggling case as soon as he arrived from the UAE to Kochi, an official spokesperson said. Rabins K Hameed, a resident of Muvattupuzha in Kerala' …
  • Coronavirus | Kerala registers 6,843 new COVID-19 cases 25 Oct 2020 23:02 Kerala reported 6,843 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, when 48, 212 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, taking the State’s cumulative case burden till date to 3,92,930 cases. The State reported more recoveries than new cases on the day, with 7,649 …
  • 816 test positive for Covid-19 in Ernakulam 25 Oct 2020 22:22 By Express News Service KOCHI:  Ernakulam on Wednesday reported 816 new Covid cases. Meanwhile, 1,116 people recovered from the infection. Among the newly-infected, 516 contracted the virus through local transmission. The new patients include nine …
  • LPG godowns in Chellanam under coastal rules scanner 25 Oct 2020 22:22 Express News Service KOCHI:  Two LPG godowns are functioning at Companypady in Chellanam panchayat violating Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Rules. As per panchayat sources, the LPG godowns owned by Sitara Gas and Super Flame have been operating in the area …
  • Families to be allowed final glimpse of those who succumbed to COVID-19 in Kerala 25 Oct 2020 22:07 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The number of Covid-19 deaths in the state is climbing steadily. And acting on repeated pleas from various quarters, the state health department has decided to enable the families who lost their dear ones to see …
  • Operation Dark Hunt: Brothers booked under KAAPA, jailed in Kerala 25 Oct 2020 22:07 By Express News Service KOCHI:  In a rare incident, the police put two brothers behind bars invoking the Kerala Antisocial Activities (Prevention) Act (KAAPA) under operation Dark Hunt aimed at keeping criminals in check. Denzil (21) and his brother Godson …
  • COVID-19: Active cases in Kerala nearing one lakh mark, death toll crosses 1300 24 Oct 2020 14:59 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala's COVID-19 active case tally is nearing the one lakh mark. The 8253 new cases reported on Saturday have taken the active case load to 97,417. Of the new cases reported, 7084 were contact cases. There …
  • State intervenes as onion prices surge 24 Oct 2020 08:00 With onion prices going through the roof, the State government has enhanced the orders placed for onion consignments from 75 tonnes to 200 tonnes as part of a frantic market intervention effort. The first consignment of 25 tonnes, from Maharashtra, has …
  • COVID-19 case graph shows levelling off trend in Kerala 24 Oct 2020 08:00 The State’s COVID-19 case graph continued to show the levelling off trend on Friday also and reported 8,511 new cases when 64,789 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The test positivity rate seemed more or less stabilised at 13.13%. There were 6,118 …
  • Coronavirus | With positivity rate of 13.13%, Kerala’s fresh cases exceed 8,500 24 Oct 2020 01:44 Kerala’s COVID-19 case graph was flat on Friday as it reported 8,511 new cases from 64,789 samples. The test positivity rate was 13.13%. Also, 26 fatalities from earlier infections were added to the official list on Friday. Of these 26 deaths, Alapuzha …
  • Trauma, breathing issues common among people cured of Covid 24 Oct 2020 01:35 Express News Service KOCHI:  As the Covid pandemic continues to steadily spread in the state, the need for clinics exclusively meant to address health issues among those with post-Covid complications is being increasingly emphasised. Many private hospitals …
  • Cruise vessel Nefertiti to restart journey today 24 Oct 2020 01:18 By Express News Service KOCHI:  Bringing the much-needed push to the Covid-hit tourism industry, Nefertiti, the cruise vessel of Kerala State Inland Navigation Corporation (KSINC), will resume service from Saturday. The Egyptian-themed vessel which has …
  • High demand from North India pushes egg price up 24 Oct 2020 01:18 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Egg price has scaled a new high of Rs 6 a piece this October. Except for a few days in 2019, the egg price has never risen to this level in recent years, according to industry stakeholders. Retail egg prices are …
  • Kerala’s COVID-19 case graph shows sliding trend 23 Oct 2020 05:11 For the first time since the pandemic curve started its upward growth in Kerala in September first week, the COVID-19 case graph in Kerala is on the decline. Current disease trends show the effective reproductive number (R) to be less than 1, meaning that …
  • COVID-19 | Downward trend continues in Kerala 23 Oct 2020 05:11 The State’s COVID-19 case graph, which has actually been showing signs of dipping and plateauing since last week, continued the trend on Thursday registering 7,482 new cases when 56,093 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The State also registered …
  • 6 years and counting, Malayalam actress Sona M Abraham continues the fight to remove her leaked rape scene from 'For Sale' film on adult websites 23 Oct 2020 04:58 Sona M Abraham, a final year law student who acted in the 2013 Malayalam film 'For Sale', has accused its makers of leaking the rape scenes from the movie on YouTube and adult websites. Sona, who was then a 14-year-old minor, in an interview …
  • Doctor wins support too despite criticism from several quarters 23 Oct 2020 02:19 Express News Service KOCHI:  Dr Najma Salim believed she had to tell the truth. The doctor with the Government Medical College Hospital, Ernakulam, who vouched for a nurse’s claim of lapses at the hospital and stood her ground despite coming under pressure …
  • State, Central governments sign deal on Kochi-Bengaluru corridor project 23 Oct 2020 01:58 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The state government has signed an agreement with the National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust (NICDIT) for the implementation of the Kochi-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (KBIC) project. …
  • Kerala govt has stopped auditing local bodies to cover up corruption, alleges Chennithala 22 Oct 2020 12:44 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Replying to finance minister T M Thomas Isaac's Facebook post, Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala said that despite the Centre's directive, the state government has stopped auditing local bodies. …
  • Medical negligence: Ernakulam medical college in the eye of a storm 22 Oct 2020 08:58 Kochi: The Ernakulam government medical college which attained laurels for successfully treating coronavirus infected foreigners including the seven member UK tourists’ team, all of whom were high-risk category patients, is now in the eye of a storm. The …
  • IGNOU Kochi turns out to be disabled-unfriendly 22 Oct 2020 05:47 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Meera U Menon, a student doing her Gender Studies Course at the IGNOU regional centre in Kochi and who suffers from a condition called Spina Bifida, prefers the newly constructed building on the campus as her exam …
  • 1,190 test Covid positive, 970 recover in Ernakulam 22 Oct 2020 00:21 By Express News Service KOCHI:  The district on Wednesday reported the state’s highest tally of 1,190 new Covid cases.  Of these, 926 got the infection through local transmission. Ten health workers are also among those who tested positive. The newly …
  • Covid warriors under cloud of medical negligence 22 Oct 2020 00:21 By Express News Service KOCHI:  Every crisis has its heroes and the doctors and nurses of government hospitals in Kerala have won accolades for their selflessness and sacrifice in the fight against Covid-19. However, recent revelations of medical …
  • Past missteps give credence to negligence charge 22 Oct 2020 00:21 Express News Service KOCHI:  With multiple complaints of medical negligence leading to patient fatalities surfacing, the Government Medical College Hospital (MCH), Kalamassery, has come under immense public scrutiny. The deaths of Covid patients at the …
  • More charges of negligence, bribery against Ernakulam Medical College Hospital 21 Oct 2020 23:58 By Express News Service KOCHI:  Allegations  of medical negligence against the Ernakulam Medical College Hospital (MCH) continued to surface on Wednesday with more bereaved families joining the clamour for accountability and justice. They even alleged that …
  • Three Indians among finalists for Children’s Climate Prize 2020 21 Oct 2020 08:34 Among the finalists are Mumbai's Aaday Joshi, Ernakulam's Dhruv Sanjay and Tiruvannamalai's Vinisha Umashankar (Source: Facebook)Three teenagers from India are among the seven finalists selected for the international Children’s Climate Prize, …
  • Shoot begins for Tovino Thomas-Aishwarya Lekshmi's Kaanekkaane 21 Oct 2020 05:55 By Express News Service We recently reported that Uyare director Manu Ashokan is reteaming with writers Bobby & Sanjay for a new film, Kaanekkaane (As you watch). The film stars Tovino Thomas and Aishwarya Lekshmi in addition to Suraj Venjaramoodu, …
  • Coronavirus | Kerala, Karnataka register decline in positivity rate 21 Oct 2020 03:13 Data from Kerala’s Health department appeared to show a downward trend in COVID-19 cases with a decline in many districts on Tuesday. However, the trend could be decided by factors such as school reopening, the Sabarimala pilgrimage and local body polls, …
  • Ernakulam Medical College refutes allegations of medical negligence in COVID-19 patient's death 21 Oct 2020 03:02 By Express News Service KOCHI:  Principal of Ernakulam Government Medical College Hospital, Kalamassery, Dr V Sathish has denied medical negligence in the death of Covid-19 patient C K Harris. He said Harris had several comorbidities and died due to sudden …
  • Cochin Smart Mission starts repair work on Cloth Bazar Road 21 Oct 2020 03:02 By Express News Service KOCHI:  The Cochin Smart Mission Limited (CSML) has started repair work on the Cloth Bazar Road near the Ernakulam Market following complaints from traders about its terrible condition.  Though the poor condition of the road has now …
  • 644 fresh Covid cases in Ernakulam, 974 recover 21 Oct 2020 03:02 By Express News Service KOCHI:  Covid positive cases in the district continued to remain on the higher side with 644 new cases, 438  of them through local transmission, being reported on Tuesday. Twelve returnees,  including both expats and those from …
  • ‘Beware of online fraud under guise of loan offers’ 21 Oct 2020 03:02 By Express News Service KOCHI:  Are you getting offers from banks for quick loans at cheap interest rates? Beware, online fraudsters are out attempting to swindle money from your bank accounts. The Ernakulam Rural police have come up with a warning to …
  • Month after 6 ‘terror suspects’ held by NIA in Murshidabad: ‘If guilty, punish him; else those who caught him will have to be judged’ 21 Oct 2020 01:03 Written by Atri Mitra | Murshidabad | October 21, 2020 5:45:55 am The family of brothers Mosaraf Hosen and Atitur Rahman, who were arrested from Ernakulam and Murshidabad. Partha PaulBefore the crack of dawn on September 19, the National Investigation …
  • Immediately release youths arrested by NIA for suspected links to al-Qaeda: West Bengal minister 21 Oct 2020 01:03 West Bengal minister Siddiqullah ChowdhuryWest Bengal minister Siddiqullah Chowdhury on Tuesday demanded the immediate and unconditional release of 10 suspected al-Qaeda operatives from Murshidabad arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) last …
  • Ernakulam records 644 fresh COVID-19 cases 20 Oct 2020 16:19 Of the 644 people who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in Ernakulam on Tuesday, the source of infection of 190 patients remains untraced. As many as 438 people contracted the infection through local contact. Four health workers were among the infected. Forty …
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra's new sales counter open at CMFRI 20 Oct 2020 12:51 The newly designed sales counter of the Ernakulam Krishi Vigyan Kendra has started functioning at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI). The sales counter has a Farm Shoppe which offers fresh, hygienic and packed food products (including …
  • Kunchacko Boban-Nayanthara starrer Nizhal starts rolling 20 Oct 2020 05:29 Express News Service After Mahesh Narayanan, one more editor from Malayalam cinema is turning director. Appu N Bhattathiri, who has worked on films like Theevandi and Biriyaani, will direct Kunchacko Boban and Nayanthara in a thriller titled Nizhal. The …
  • ITMS a feather on cap of Kochi’s transport system: CM 20 Oct 2020 03:44 The ₹27-crore Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) to streamline traffic movement and to aid in rule enforcement in the Greater Kochi area was yet another feather on the cap of Kochi’s transport system, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, after …
  • Seamless, integrated mobility to be reality in city soon, says CM  Pinarayi Vijayan 20 Oct 2020 00:19 By Express News Service KOCHI:  Seamless mobility by integrating various modes of transport will soon become a reality in Kochi, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday. After inaugurating the first-ever intelligent traffic management system (ITMS) …
  • Relatives allege medical negligence killed Gulf returnee, not Covid 20 Oct 2020 00:19 By Express News Service KOCHI: Relatives of a 49-year-old Covid patient who died while undergoing treatment at Ernakulam Medical College Hospital (MCH) in Kalamassery have alleged medical negligence behind his death. Fort Kochi native C K Harris, who was …
  • Row over suspension of nursing officer who raised negligence 20 Oct 2020 00:19 By Express News Service KOCHI:  Kicking up a controversy, the Kerala Health Department on Monday suspended a nursing officer of the Government Medical College Hospital, Ernakulam, after the woman’s voice clip alleging negligence on the part of the medical …
  • Robo parking with large capacity open at Lourdes Hospital 19 Oct 2020 22:04 By Express News Service KOCHI:  New facility of Robo parking at Lourdes Hospital in Ernakulam was inaugurated by MP Hibi Eden on October 13. The hi-tech facility can accommodate over 40 cars at a time. According to Fr Shaiju Augustine Thoppil, director of …
  • States report fall in cases, Karnataka, A.P. test more 19 Oct 2020 17:27 After the weekend, Kerala’s graph dipped to 5,022 new COVID-19 cases, from 36,599 samples. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana also reported a drop cases. The dip in Kerala was proportionate to a lower number of samples, seen from the test positivity …
  • Kerala's COVID-19 tally touches 3.33 lakh with 5,022 fresh cases 19 Oct 2020 16:23 By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala on Monday recorded 7,469 recoveries and 5,022 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the infection count to 3,33,881 while the death toll mounted to 1,182 with 21 fatalities. Those presently under treatment are 92,731, Chief Minister …
  • The Dichotomy of Hindutva 19 Oct 2020 15:15 ‘Hindutva’, a political ideology of unity and patriotism on the face and fist with bigotry and casteism in blood and brain. At the outset, ‘Hindutva’ was never intended to be a benign or inclusive geo-cultural construct but, it was a political ideology …
  • Row in Kerala after suspension of nursing officer over voice clip alleging COVID negligence 19 Oct 2020 11:49 By Express News Service KOCHI: Triggering a controversy, the Kerala Health Department on Monday suspended a nursing officer of the Government Medical College, Ernakulam, after the woman's voice clip alleging negligence on the part of medical staff of …
  • CM launches Intelligent Traffic Management System in Kochi 19 Oct 2020 09:53 The project will boost seamless mobility in the region which already has the metro rail, private bus companies and an autorickshaw cooperative society. The ₹27 crore Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) to streamline traffic movement and help …
  • Customs trying to slap new cases due to vested interests, alleges Sivasankar in bail plea 19 Oct 2020 09:33 Express News Service KOCHI: The Customs team probing the gold smuggling case was trying to get him remanded by registering new cases without any basis to satisfy political wisdom and other vested interests, alleged former Principal Secretary to Kerala …
  • Kochi gas supply to be extended to entire district 18 Oct 2020 22:52 By Express News Service KOCHI: The government has decided to implement the city gas supply scheme in all taluks of Ernakulam district. Currently, the natural gas pipeline is available from Karingachira via Kundannoor and Edappally up to Aluva. It has now …
  • Central team reviews Covid situation in Ernakulam district 18 Oct 2020 22:52 By Express News Service KOCHI: A central health team, deployed to take stock of the Covid situation in the state, reviewed on Sunday the strategies and measures adopted by the district administration to contain the spread of the virus in Ernakulam district …
  • Southern Railway announces 15 special trains to meet Deepavali rush 18 Oct 2020 22:51 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Southern Railway has announced 15 special trains to meet the rush during the Deepavali season. The Hyderabad - Tambaram daily special will leave Hyderabad at 6. 30 pm from October 20 to November 29 and reach Tambaram at …
  • ‘Health infrastructure not overstretched by rate of infection’ 18 Oct 2020 22:36 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The upward trend in Covid-19 transmission being witnessed in the state is yet to stretch the health infrastructure, the government has claimed. Reacting to reports on ICU/ventilator unavailability and …
  • ‘Chiri’ exposes mobile phone addiction of children 18 Oct 2020 21:47 Chiri, a helpline-driven initiative of the police for the emotional and psychological well-being of children hit hard by the pandemic, has thrown up mobile phone addiction as one of the major issues among children in the district. Though predominantly …
  • At 17.31%, test positivity rate high in Kerala 18 Oct 2020 06:03 The State on Saturday reported 9,016 new COVID-19 cases, when 52,067 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, taking the cumulative case burden to 3,34,228. The number of recoveries registered on Saturday is 7,991. The test positivity rate of the day is …
  • Coronavirus | Despite a drop in tests, fresh cases in Kerala edge past 9,000 17 Oct 2020 23:58 Kerala reported 9,016 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday from 52,067 samples. The test positivity rate stood at 17.31%, higher than the 14.05% of the previous day. After testing 73,816 samples on October 7, the highest number, subsequent days showed testing …
  • Kerala positivity rate increases, but testing rate not in lockstep 17 Oct 2020 21:51 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: October 18, 2020 2:45:09 am A new testing lab at the Medical College Hospital in Ernakulam. (Express file photo)While Kerala’s Covid-19 indicators remain a cause of worry and the state is now ranked …
  • Gold smuggling | Swapna, Sarith charged with FEMA violation 17 Oct 2020 17:56 The Customs Department has filed a case before the Economic Offences Court, Ernakulam, against Swapna Suresh and P. S. Sarith, the key accused in the gold smuggling case for violation of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA). The case has been filed …
  • Amid pandemic, Kerala terminates services of 432 medical staff for unauthorised absence 17 Oct 2020 15:52 By: PTI | Thiruvananthapuram | October 17, 2020 9:16:40 pm A new testing lab at the Medical College Hospital in Ernakulam. (Express file photo)The Kerala government has terminated from service 432 medical personnel, including 385 doctors, who were on …
  • VK Jayaraj Potti appointed head priest of Sabarimala Ayyappa temple 17 Oct 2020 13:42 KOCHI: VK Jayaraj Potti has been selected as the head priest (Melshanthi) of the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple. He will serve as the head priest for the next pilgrim season for a period of one year. Jayaraj is from Varikkattu Madham near Poyya in Thrissur …
  • Kerala PT teacher starts selling fish as COVID-19 lockdown damages economy 17 Oct 2020 13:42 KOCHI: Nothing can deter him from finding out a way to sustain living during these difficult times when COVID-19 has precipitated am economic crisis. Subeesh Kumar, a native of Elanthikkara, a village in Ernakulam district, was working as a physical …
  • Kochi Water Metro gearing up to start journey in New Year 17 Oct 2020 09:59 BENGALURU: The construction work on the much-awaited Kerala's Kochi Water Metro project is progressing well with the target of commencing its first journey in January 2021. The Kochi Metro Rail Ltd is carrying out the construction work, an official …
  • HC directs collector to hand over Mulanthuruthy church to Orthodox group 17 Oct 2020 02:44 By Express News Service KOCHI:  A division bench of the High Court on Friday directed the Ernakulam district collector to hand over the key of Mulanthuruthy Marthoman Church to the Orthodox faction within two weeks.The bench comprising Justice A M …
  • Ernakulam reports 606 fresh Covid cases, 842 recoveries 17 Oct 2020 02:44 By Express News Service KOCHI: The district on Friday reported 606 new Covid positive cases, 342 of them through unknown sources. Besides, 184 persons got infected through local transmission. Two police personnel are among those who tested positive.   …
  • Railway terminal at Ponnurunni: Nod for feasibility study 17 Oct 2020 02:44 By Express News Service KOCHI: The Southern Railway has given the green light for a feasibility study to convert the  marshalling yard at Ponnurunni into a modern Railway Terminal. Kerala Rail Development Corporation Ltd (KRDCL) will conduct the study.   …
  • Guest students stay back in Kerala schools 17 Oct 2020 02:44 Express News Service KOCHI: The Covid-19 outbreak and the ensuing national lockdown in March triggered an unprecedented development. The country saw lakhs of migrant workers uprooting their lives from cities, where they had come for employment, and …
  • Dedicated funds for hiring additional staff demanded 17 Oct 2020 02:29 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Now, despite government claims on having adequate finances for the anti-Covid fight, the authorities at the district-level are clamouring for dedicated funds for recruiting additional healthcare staff to check the …
  • Global Handwashing Day | Wash your hands, keep diseases at bay 16 Oct 2020 11:43 Ever since the COVID-19 outbreak, governments, influencers and celebrities have been talking about the importance of handwashing in one voice. As over the last six months, videos, songs, memes and posters have been filling up our social media feeds; we as …