• From King Kong, JP 77 to Brasilia and Corona: Here are the Kerala local body poll candidates whose 'names' you can't forget 30 Nov 2020 09:48 By PTI THIRUVANTHAPURAM: Come to Kerala and you may be surprised to see strange posters or hearing announcements saying 'King Kong is your candidate,' 'vote for Rani Jhansi' or'Comrade Modi's symbol is hammer, sickle and star.' …
  • State’s total case burden nears 6 lakh 30 Nov 2020 03:02 The cumulative COVID-19 case burden of Kerala is poised to cross the six-lakh mark, at 5,99,600 cases, with the State reporting 5,643 new cases on Sunday when 49,775 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. Test positivity rate in the State continues to …
  • Coronavirus | Andhra Pradesh claims 1.13% positivity rate 29 Nov 2020 20:54 Kerala was on the threshold of six-lakh COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with the State reporting 5,643 new cases from 49,775 samples. The test positivity rate continued in the 9-11% range rising a bit to 11.34% on Sunday. Also, 5,861 COVID-19 patients got …
  • SilverLine cost reasonable, Kerala submits 28 Nov 2020 17:01 Responding to NITI Aayog, State lists measuresto reduce cost. The State government has informed the NITI Aayog that the 529.45 km semi-high-speed rail SilverLine from Kochuveli to Kasaragod, estimated to cost ₹63,941 crore, is “viable and feasible”, and …
  • Kerala Bank’s governing body takes charge 28 Nov 2020 04:48 A new governing council headed by CPI(M) State committee member Gopi Kottamurikkal assumed charge of Kerala Bank on Thursday, after the Left Democratic Front registered a landslide victory in the elections to the governing body. Opening a new phase in the …
  • In Karnataka, low positivity trend holds 27 Nov 2020 03:03 Kerala reported 5,378 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, and a test positivity rate of 9.6% for 55,996 samples. The active case pool stood at 64,486 cases. The Health Department added 27 more deaths to the list of fatalities. Six deaths were reported from …
  • Covid deaths: MCH gets clean chit 27 Nov 2020 00:23 By Express News Service KOCHI: The City police which probed the alleged medical negligence in the deaths of Covid patients at the Ernakulam Government Medical College Hospital, Kalamassery, submitted a report stating that no lapses had occurred in the …
  • Faulty test cards and incompatible kits create doubts on Covid result accuracy 25 Nov 2020 23:13 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state on Wednesday achieved another landmark in the Covid-19 management as the total samples sent for testing crosssed the six million-mark (60,18,925). However, reports of malfunctioning of rapid antigen test …
  • JSW Cement launches Concreel in North Kerala 25 Nov 2020 10:35 JSW Cement has launched its next generation cement, Concreel HD, in the northern Kerala market that comprises Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasaragod and Wayanad. According to a company release, Concreel HD is touted to be the most ideal cement suited for Kerala …
  • Meet the digital warriors who are keeping Kerala panchayat polls engaging in COVID times 25 Nov 2020 06:30 Express News Service KASARGOD: The camera follows a young girl walking down the corridor of a newly built school. She makes a slow turn to face the camera. "The schools in Kerala were not like this before. Dilapidated school buildings are a thing of …
  • 5,420 new COVID-19 cases, 5,149 recoveries in Kerala 25 Nov 2020 05:49 Kerala reported 5,420 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday when 59,983 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, taking the State’s cumulative case burden to 5,71,872 cases. Test positivity rate dropped to 9.04%. Bucking the trend of the past 15 days, the …
  • Coronavirus | Kerala, A.P. show flat case graph 24 Nov 2020 23:18 Kerala reported a slight drop in test positivity rate for COVID-19 on Tuesday, at 9.04%, and added 5,420 new cases of infection. The State tested 59,983 samples. Total new cases – 37,609 – registered between Nov 15-21, was lower than the previous week (Nov …
  • Kerala actress assault case: MLA's personal staff held for 'threatening' witness 24 Nov 2020 13:21 Kollam: The police on Tuesday arrested the office secretary to MLA K B Ganesh Kumar, for allegedly trying to threaten and influence a witness in the actress sexual assault case, in which popular Malayalam actor Dileep is an accused. Pradeep Kumar(42), was …
  • MLA Ganesh Kumar's office secretary booked for 'threatening' approver in Kerala actor abduction case 24 Nov 2020 08:43 By Express News Service KOLLAM: The Bekal police on Tuesday arrested the office secretary of KB Ganesh Kumar MLA,  Pradeep Kottathala, from Pathanapuram in Kollam. He was arrested for threatening and trying to influence Vipin Lal, the approver in the actor …
  • Higher COVID-19 recoveries continue to be a relief in Kerala 24 Nov 2020 07:28 New cases of COVID-19 reported in the State dipped to 3,757 on Monday when testing done in 24 hours also dipped to 35,659 samples. However, the test positivity rate remained at 10.54%, more or less at the same rate of last week’s. The State also maintained …
  • Kasaragod engineers emulate design of Dakshina Kannada farmer’s check dam 23 Nov 2020 23:47 Inspiring innovation: The micro ring check dam built by Nitile Mahabaleshwara Bhat (inset) in Kodapadavu villageMangaluru: Officials of the Kasaragod Development Package and those implementing Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme ( …
  • Andhra Pradesh reports low positivity of 1.12% 23 Nov 2020 17:31 Once again, with testing dipping to 35,659 samples, coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Kerala dropped to 3,757 on Monday. However, the test positivity rate remained at 10.54%, similar to last week. The Health Department added 22 more deaths to the official …
  • Dist records highest recovery rate along with Kasaragod 22 Nov 2020 00:31 on safe side: A man wears a face shield as well as a mask as he goes for shopping at the Palayam market on SaturdayThiruvananthapuram: Thiruvananthapuram has attained above 90% recovery rate along with Kasaragod by the third week of November. Till Saturday …
  • Six more healthcare institutions in state get national quality assurance certification 21 Nov 2020 23:09 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Despite the pandemic and associated case load, six more healthcare institutions in the state have secured the much sought-after National Quality Assurance Standards (NQAS) certification. The family health centres …
  • Citizens demand naming Mangaluru International Airport as Tulunadu airport 21 Nov 2020 20:31 Adding to the host of names for Mangaluru International Airport, a group of citizens on Saturday demanded naming it ‘Tulunadu Airport’. Ritesh D’Souza, secretary, Yuva Tulunadu, said erstwhile Tulunadu-covered regions from Kasaragod in Kerala to Barkur in …
  • COVID-19 recoveries continue to remain high in Kerala 21 Nov 2020 10:25 Kerala registered 6,028 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday when 60,365 samples were tested in 24 hours. The test positivity rate was 9.9% The State also reported more recoveries than new cases on Friday also, with 6,398 patients testing negative for COVID-19 …
  • From poster boys to glam girls 21 Nov 2020 03:13 An 8,000 square feet facility in a multistoried building in Kottayam municipality has been buzzing with activity ever since various political parties declared their candidates for the local body polls. It provides one-stop campaigning solutions for …
  • UDF hoping for a repeat of 2010 performance 21 Nov 2020 02:11 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Ever since elections to three-tier local bodies started in 2000, the convention has been that the LDF gets an upper hand. The only exception to this was in 2010 when the UDF emerged victorious in the civic body …
  • A WhatsApp group to directly connect buyers and sellers 20 Nov 2020 19:46 It is an initiative of St. Aloysius College A local maker of sweets recently sent a parcel containing holige to Father Praveen Martis, Principal of St. Aloysius College. The reason: the college had created a WhatsApp group called ‘Aloysius Jalasanthe’ …
  • IUML MLA Kamaruddin in hospital, may have to undergo angioplasty 20 Nov 2020 08:56 By Express News Service KASARAGOD: Indian Union Muslim League MLA M C Kamaruddin -- in judicial remand since November 7 -- has been diagnosed with coronary artery disease and is admitted to Kannur Government College Hospital in Pariyaram Kamaruddin …
  • Covid: TPR in Kerala drops to 8.5% 20 Nov 2020 07:27 Picture used for representational purpose onlyT’PURAM: Test Positivity Rate in the state has dropped to 8.5%. On Thursday, 5,722 Covid-19 cases were reported from 67,017 samples tested in 24 hours. To date, 5,45,641 Covid cases, of which 5,18,606 were …
  • Over 1.68 lakh file nominations for local body elections 20 Nov 2020 05:56 The number of nominations filed in the State for the local body elections to be held in December has crossed 1.68 lakh, the State Election Commission has said, citing data uploaded from the districts till 9 p.m. on Thursday. As per the latest update from …
  • COVID-19 test positivity rate falls to 8.54% in Kerala 20 Nov 2020 05:56 Kerala registered 5,722 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday when 67,017 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, to show a significant dip in test positivity at 8.54%. The State for the 12th consecutive day recorded more recoveries than new cases with 6,860 …
  • Kerala records further dip in test positivity at 8.54% 19 Nov 2020 23:35 Kerala registered 5,722 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, when 67,017 samples were tested, showing a further dip in test positivity at 8.54%. The Health department recorded 26 more COVID deaths. Eight deaths were reported from Malappuram, five from Kozhikode …
  • Picture perfect poll 19 Nov 2020 19:15 By: Editorial | November 20, 2020 12:31:54 am More crucially, even if it is being proposed as a shield to protect them, such a law is exceptionally bad news for Indian women.The writing has been on the wall for a while now but the ongoing campaigns for the …
  • Youth of Kasaragod's Bedadka panchayat create new grammar for election posters 19 Nov 2020 04:27 Express News Service KASARAGOD: Chembakkad Narayanan -- an unassuming farmer for residents of Bedadka panchayat -- filed his nomination papers on Wednesday and is all set to begin his campaigning. But Narayanan 'maaman' has already become a …
  • In rural Kerala, real life frames make Left’s campaign for local polls go viral 18 Nov 2020 12:56 Written by Vishnu Varma | Kochi | Updated: November 18, 2020 6:18:12 pm H Sankaran, a sculptor-artist fighting elections from the 10th ward, is clicked giving finishing touches to a sculpture as two children innocently look on.For any political party, …
  • Mangaluru-Kasaragod bus operations back, 8 months on 18 Nov 2020 04:00
  • Kerala COVID-19 cases dip, but positivity at 10% 16 Nov 2020 19:58 Following the recent pattern, on Monday, Kerala’s COVID-19 cases dipped along with testing, registering 2,710 new cases from 25,141 samples. However, the test positivity rate touched 10.78%. The weekly averages showed that the State’s case graph could be …
  • Officials illegally deny permission to restart bus services between Kasaragod, Dakshina Kannada  14 Nov 2020 03:41 Express News Service KASARAGOD: With Unlock 4.0 -- which kicked in from September 1 -- the central government took away the powers of state governments to seal borders and restrict interstate movements of people. The same set of guidelines allowed states …

  • Singer Arya Dhayal on her new English single, ‘King of My Kind’ 30 Nov 2020 10:45 It was during the lockdown that Arya Dhayal took the social media by storm with her singing. Arya is now out with her new English single, ‘King of My Kind’, which she has written, composed and sung. A bundle of nerves prior to the before the release of the …
  • From King Kong, JP 77 to Brasilia and Corona: Here are the Kerala local body poll candidates whose 'names' you can't forget 30 Nov 2020 09:48 By PTI THIRUVANTHAPURAM: Come to Kerala and you may be surprised to see strange posters or hearing announcements saying 'King Kong is your candidate,' 'vote for Rani Jhansi' or'Comrade Modi's symbol is hammer, sickle and star.' …
  • State’s total case burden nears 6 lakh 30 Nov 2020 03:02 The cumulative COVID-19 case burden of Kerala is poised to cross the six-lakh mark, at 5,99,600 cases, with the State reporting 5,643 new cases on Sunday when 49,775 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. Test positivity rate in the State continues to …
  • Coronavirus | Andhra Pradesh claims 1.13% positivity rate 29 Nov 2020 20:54 Kerala was on the threshold of six-lakh COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with the State reporting 5,643 new cases from 49,775 samples. The test positivity rate continued in the 9-11% range rising a bit to 11.34% on Sunday. Also, 5,861 COVID-19 patients got …
  • Maradona stayed in Kannur hotel room 8 years ago; it's exactly as he left it 29 Nov 2020 13:24 Watch: Two Massive Cruise Ships Collide In A South American Port Who would have thought that a room in a four-star hotel located in the downtown coastal city of Kannur, Kerala, would have been transformed into a museum dedicated to soccer legend Diego …
  • Terrorists making attempts to infiltrate J-K: Army Chief 29 Nov 2020 00:20 Kannur (Kerala) [India], November 28 (ANI): Army Chief General MM Naravane on Saturday said that terrorists across the border are making desperate attempts to infiltrate into the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and disrupt normal democratic processes. …
  • As Karnataka considers ‘love jihad’ law, IPC Sec 366 already in use against interfaith marriages 28 Nov 2020 20:26 Written by Johnson T A | Bengaluru | November 29, 2020 1:47:53 am CM Yediyurappa had said his govt will soon bring a law to end conversions due to ‘love jihad’ in Karnataka.In October 2019, a 25-year-old software engineer in Bengaluru told a trial court …
  • Terrorists making attempt to disrupt DDC polls in Jammu & Kashmir: Army Chief General MM Naravane 28 Nov 2020 19:55 By PTI KANNUR: Army Chief General MM Naravane on Saturday said terrorists were making desperate attempts to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir to disrupt the District Development Council (DDC) polls there. He also said that terrorism emanating from across …
  • Terrorists desperate to disrupt democratic process in J&K: Army Chief 28 Nov 2020 14:57 Nov 28, 2020, 07:59PM ISTSource: ANIArmy Chief General MM Naravane on November 28 said terrorism continues to be a serious threat along country’s western borders, and terrorists from Pakistan have been making “desperate attempts” to infiltrate into Jammu …
  • Kerala hotel turns room where Maradona stayed into a museum 28 Nov 2020 11:57 Kannur (Kerala) [India], November 28 (ANI): The hotel room in which the late Diego Maradona had stayed during his visit to Kerala in 2012 has been converted into a museum in memory of the football legend. Maradona, who passed away on Wednesday at the age …
  • Kerala Bank’s governing body takes charge 28 Nov 2020 04:48 A new governing council headed by CPI(M) State committee member Gopi Kottamurikkal assumed charge of Kerala Bank on Thursday, after the Left Democratic Front registered a landslide victory in the elections to the governing body. Opening a new phase in the …
  • CPI(M) not averse to ED questioning Kerala CM’s additional secretary Raveendran 28 Nov 2020 04:48 The CPI(M) is reportedly not averse to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioning C.M. Raveendran, additional private secretary to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. By some accounts, the CPI(M) State secretariat which met here on Friday felt Mr. …
  • Kerala Blasters' Sahal Abdul Samad: Kibu Vicuna is a great tactician with a good plan 28 Nov 2020 03:19 Kerala Blasters midfielder Sahal Abdul Samad is all set for a 'strange ISL season'... Kerala Blasters midfielder Sahal Abdul Samad is hopeful about getting a good Indian Super League (ISL) season under his belt with Spanish head coach Kibu Vicuna …
  • UDF candidates move HC seeking enough security forces in Vengad 28 Nov 2020 00:16 By Express News Service KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Friday sought the views of the state government and State Election Commission on a petition filed by two UDF candidates in Vengad grama panchayat in Kannur seeking a directive to deploy sufficient …
  • Check out the ‘Maradona museum’ at this Kerala hotel 27 Nov 2020 08:05 How Hotel Blue Nile in Kerala has converted its room 309 into a “museum” ever since Argentine football legend Diego Maradona’s stay in 2012 The news of Argentine football legend Diego Maradona’s demise has left a void among scores of fans in a football- …
  • Throwback: When Diego Maradona visited Kerala 27 Nov 2020 03:57 Kannur hosted Maradona in 2012... Travel from one end of Kerala to the other and you will spot multiple boards and signboard by Argentina football team fans declaring their love for their football legend Diego Maradona.  The football-loving state, which …
  • In Karnataka, low positivity trend holds 27 Nov 2020 03:03 Kerala reported 5,378 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, and a test positivity rate of 9.6% for 55,996 samples. The active case pool stood at 64,486 cases. The Health Department added 27 more deaths to the list of fatalities. Six deaths were reported from …
  • When Maradona refused to cut a ‘football’ 27 Nov 2020 00:21 Express News Service KOCHI: Never has a stadium filled up in Kerala to catch a glimpse of one sportsperson as it did on a sultry morning in Kannur in 2012. On October 24, at the Jawahar Municipal Stadium, Diego Maradona held fans in a trance with his …
  • Felt I was playing in World Cup: IM Vijayan on meeting Maradona 27 Nov 2020 00:21 Express News Service THRISSUR: Outside his family, only two deaths have shaken former India football team captain IM Vijayan beyond words. The first was the demise of actor Kalabhavan Mani and the other, that of Diego Maradona. “I was on my way back to …
  • This Kannur hotel owns a Maradona museum 27 Nov 2020 00:21 Express News Service KANNUR:  On entering suite number 309 of Hotel Blue Nile, you feel an invisible presence of the ‘God of Football’ enveloping you. For the hotel, where Diego Maradona — who passed away in Buenos Aires on Wednesday — spent a couple of …
  • Kannur to Kolkata, fans pay tribute to Maradona in their own ways 26 Nov 2020 23:09 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | November 27, 2020 2:31:33 am Fans pay tribute to Maradona in Kolkata on Thursday. (Express photo by Partha Paul)From West Bengal to Kerala, football fans in the country Thursday mourned the passing of Diego …
  • Diego Maradona: An icon who developed a personal bond 26 Nov 2020 16:48 Written by Diego Maradona | Updated: November 26, 2020 10:12:07 pm In this 2019 file photo, Diego Maradona shouts instructions to his players. (AP Photo) A jewellery shop in Kerala is perhaps the last place one would expect to find Diego Maradona. But for …
  • News24.com | India football stronghold mourns 'Our God' Diego 26 Nov 2020 11:53 Diego Maradona (Getty Images) Even in the land of cricket, Diego Maradona's death came as such a shock that one Indian state declared two days of official mourning and fans flocked to a hotel room where the football deity once slept. The Argentine …
  • In cricket-crazy India, fans mourn ‘our god’ Diego Maradona 26 Nov 2020 11:45 Kerala state declares two-day official mourning while fans in Kolkata – a hub of football that Maradona visited in 2017, pay tribute. Even in the land of cricket, Diego Maradona’s death came as such a shock that one Indian state declared two days of …
  • Kerala govt. declares two-day mourning for Diego Maradona 26 Nov 2020 10:30 The Kerala government on Thursday announced a two-day mourning in the state’s sports sector as a mark of respect to Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona, who died of a heart attack at his home in Buenos Aires. Also read: Reactions to Diego Maradona's …
  • Kerala government declares two-day mourning for Argentine legend Diego Maradona 26 Nov 2020 09:31 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala government on Thursday announced a two-day mourning in the state's sports sector as a mark of respect to Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona, who died of a heart attack at his home in Buenos Aires. Announcing the …
  • When Diego Maradona had Kannur at his feet 26 Nov 2020 09:14
  • Maradona’s refusal to cut football-shaped cake told me about his love for game: Vijayan 26 Nov 2020 08:39 By: PTI | November 26, 2020 1:01:58 pm Maradona during his visit to Kerala in 2012 (Source: Twitter)Diego Maradona’s love affair with a football has no parallels. If Gary Lineker, an English great in his own right, felt the bond between the two, India’s IM …
  • Football-crazy Kerala declares two day mourning for Maradona 26 Nov 2020 08:39 Diego Maradona visisted Kerala in 2012 (Source: Express Photo)The Kerala government on Thursday announced a two-day mourning in the sports sector as a mark of respect to Argentine legend Diego Maradona, who died of a heart attack at his home in Buenos …
  • Kerala, visited by Maradona in 2012, declares 2-day mourning 26 Nov 2020 08:07 The Kerala government has announced a two-day state mourning following the death of football legend Diego Armando Maradona. Kerala Sports Minister E.P.Jayarajan has announced that the mourning will be observed in the state starting Thursday. Maradona died …
  • When Maradona refused to cut football-shaped cake! 26 Nov 2020 07:49 'Cake was designed like a ground with a football on top of it. The moment Maradona saw it, he refused to cut it' IMAGE: Diego Maradona visited Indian in December 2017. Photographs: Ashok Bhaumik/PTI Diego Maradona's love affair with a …
  • Diego Maradona's demise: India PM Narendra Modi leads the tributes 26 Nov 2020 05:15 The Indian Prime Minister took to social media to express grief over Maradona's untimely demise... Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, mourned the death of legendary footballer Diego Maradona, taking to social media to express his grief on …
  • Cyclone Nivar live updates | Centre of storm crosses T.N., Puducherry coasts, set to weaken further in next 3 hours 26 Nov 2020 04:19 Cyclone Nivar made landfall near Puducherry, south of Chennai as a very severe cyclonic storm. The landfall that started from 11.30 pm. on Wednesday night lasted till 2.30 a.m. on Thursday. The severe cyclonic storm Nivar now lay centered over north …
  • After Muraleedharan, K Sudhakaran trains his guns on Mullappally 26 Nov 2020 02:13 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A day after Vadakara MP K Muraleedharan expressed his strong displeasure against the KPCC leadership on the LSG poll candidature, K Sudhakaran, MP, has also come out in the open. They alleged that KPCC president …
  • Cyclone Nivar: 26 flights cancelled after heavy rains batter Chennai | Full List 25 Nov 2020 13:46 Image Source : FILE Cyclone Nivar: 26 flights cancelled after heavy rains lash Chennai | Full List Over two dozen flights arriving and taking off from the Chennai airport have been cancelled after heavy rains and strong winds battered the city as cyclone …
  • Cyclone Nivar: Chennai airport to remain shut for 12 hours 25 Nov 2020 12:58 Express News Service CHENNAI: The city airport will remain shut for 12 hours due to Cyclone Nivar which is likely to make landfall on Wednesday night. According to Chennai Airport spokesman, all aircraft operations at Chennai airport will remain suspended …
  • JSW Cement launches Concreel in North Kerala 25 Nov 2020 10:35 JSW Cement has launched its next generation cement, Concreel HD, in the northern Kerala market that comprises Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasaragod and Wayanad. According to a company release, Concreel HD is touted to be the most ideal cement suited for Kerala …
  • Cyclone Nivar Live News: Puducherry port hoists cyclone warning 10 25 Nov 2020 07:12 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates - Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, DG, IMD Cyclone Warning for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts The public works department on Wednesday noon started to release water from the Chembarambakkam reservoir at the rate of 1, …
  • Chennai airport prepares for cyclone Nivar, asks small aircrafts to be shifted to safer places 25 Nov 2020 06:34 Express News Service CHENNAI: Chennai airport has asked the small aircraft to be shifted to safer places as it braces for cyclone Nivar which is expected to make landfall in the state in the evening. "We have informed small aircraft owners to take a …
  • Meet the digital warriors who are keeping Kerala panchayat polls engaging in COVID times 25 Nov 2020 06:30 Express News Service KASARGOD: The camera follows a young girl walking down the corridor of a newly built school. She makes a slow turn to face the camera. "The schools in Kerala were not like this before. Dilapidated school buildings are a thing of …
  • 5,420 new COVID-19 cases, 5,149 recoveries in Kerala 25 Nov 2020 05:49 Kerala reported 5,420 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday when 59,983 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, taking the State’s cumulative case burden to 5,71,872 cases. Test positivity rate dropped to 9.04%. Bucking the trend of the past 15 days, the …
  • 2.5 kg ganja seized from parcel to Dubai 25 Nov 2020 00:59 By Express News Service KOCHI: The Excise Enforcement and Anti-Narcotic Special Squad on Tuesday seized 2.5kg of ganja which was being smuggled to Dubai in a parcel sent via a courier service in Kochi. The squad carried out the operation following a tip- …
  • Coronavirus | Kerala, A.P. show flat case graph 24 Nov 2020 23:18 Kerala reported a slight drop in test positivity rate for COVID-19 on Tuesday, at 9.04%, and added 5,420 new cases of infection. The State tested 59,983 samples. Total new cases – 37,609 – registered between Nov 15-21, was lower than the previous week (Nov …
  • Kerala moves Supreme Court against move to hand over Thiruvananthapuram airport to Adani group 24 Nov 2020 13:58 State seeks interim stay on decision of Kerala HC on Oct. 19, allowing AAI to let Adani take over “operation, management and development” of the airport. The Kerala government on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court against the Centre’s “illegal” move to hand …
  • Handmade products organisations get together, launch online collective for sales 24 Nov 2020 09:18 With huge stocks having piled up during the lockdown, 25 organisations working with handmade products, especially clothes, home furnishings, masks, bags and stoles, have come together to form the India Handmade Collective. Since offline sales are yet to …
  • Higher COVID-19 recoveries continue to be a relief in Kerala 24 Nov 2020 07:28 New cases of COVID-19 reported in the State dipped to 3,757 on Monday when testing done in 24 hours also dipped to 35,659 samples. However, the test positivity rate remained at 10.54%, more or less at the same rate of last week’s. The State also maintained …
  • CA examinations in stKerala ate see 60 per cent attendance 24 Nov 2020 00:54 Express News Service KOCHI: The November cycle of the CA examinations which began on Saturday amid strict Covid-19 protocol witnessed thin attendance across the state. Of the 12,000 candidates who had registered for the examinations, being conducted by the …
  • Andhra Pradesh reports low positivity of 1.12% 23 Nov 2020 17:31 Once again, with testing dipping to 35,659 samples, coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Kerala dropped to 3,757 on Monday. However, the test positivity rate remained at 10.54%, similar to last week. The Health Department added 22 more deaths to the official …
  • Assam Woman to Contest Election on BJP Ticket in Kerala 23 Nov 2020 09:56 A woman from Assam’s Lakhimpur district is set to contest the local body polls in Kerala. According to reports, Gogoi, who is contesting the local polls in Kannur in Kerala, is busy interacting with the locals to know about their various issues. “The …
  • Six more healthcare institutions in state get national quality assurance certification 21 Nov 2020 23:09 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Despite the pandemic and associated case load, six more healthcare institutions in the state have secured the much sought-after National Quality Assurance Standards (NQAS) certification. The family health centres …
  • Palathayi child abuse case: SIT reconstituted replacing IG Sreejith 21 Nov 2020 10:54 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In the wake of the High Court directive, Kerala Police has reconstituted the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the sensational Palathayi child sexual abuse.  The team leader IG (crimes) S Sreejith has …
  • COVID-19 recoveries continue to remain high in Kerala 21 Nov 2020 10:25 Kerala registered 6,028 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday when 60,365 samples were tested in 24 hours. The test positivity rate was 9.9% The State also reported more recoveries than new cases on Friday also, with 6,398 patients testing negative for COVID-19 …
  • UDF hoping for a repeat of 2010 performance 21 Nov 2020 02:11 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Ever since elections to three-tier local bodies started in 2000, the convention has been that the LDF gets an upper hand. The only exception to this was in 2010 when the UDF emerged victorious in the civic body …
  • From candidate Corona to King Kong: The many shades of Kerala's local body polls 20 Nov 2020 14:44 Written by Vishnu Varma | Kochi | Updated: November 20, 2020 7:41:36 pm In the fray: 24-year-old Corona Thomas is the BJP’s official candidate from the Mathilil ward in Kollam corporation. Three weeks from now, Kerala’s 2.71 crore eligible voters will head …
  • IUML MLA Kamaruddin in hospital, may have to undergo angioplasty 20 Nov 2020 08:56 By Express News Service KASARAGOD: Indian Union Muslim League MLA M C Kamaruddin -- in judicial remand since November 7 -- has been diagnosed with coronary artery disease and is admitted to Kannur Government College Hospital in Pariyaram Kamaruddin …
  • Covid: TPR in Kerala drops to 8.5% 20 Nov 2020 07:27 Picture used for representational purpose onlyT’PURAM: Test Positivity Rate in the state has dropped to 8.5%. On Thursday, 5,722 Covid-19 cases were reported from 67,017 samples tested in 24 hours. To date, 5,45,641 Covid cases, of which 5,18,606 were …
  • Over 1.68 lakh file nominations for local body elections 20 Nov 2020 05:56 The number of nominations filed in the State for the local body elections to be held in December has crossed 1.68 lakh, the State Election Commission has said, citing data uploaded from the districts till 9 p.m. on Thursday. As per the latest update from …
  • COVID-19 test positivity rate falls to 8.54% in Kerala 20 Nov 2020 05:56 Kerala registered 5,722 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday when 67,017 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, to show a significant dip in test positivity at 8.54%. The State for the 12th consecutive day recorded more recoveries than new cases with 6,860 …
  • 15 LDF candidates projected to win even before civic body poll begins 20 Nov 2020 01:45 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Even before the battle for the local body polls has been fought, the Left Front has reason to cheer as its 15 candidates are likely to be elected unopposed when the deadline to file the nominations ended on …
  • No PFI role behind decision to embrace Islam: Kerala Dalit woman 20 Nov 2020 01:45 By Express News Service KANNUR: Slamming a television channel for recording her conversation through a sting operation in which she was seen saying about the role of Popular Front of India and SDPI behind her decision to embrace Islam, Dalit autorickshaw …
  • Kerala records further dip in test positivity at 8.54% 19 Nov 2020 23:35 Kerala registered 5,722 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, when 67,017 samples were tested, showing a further dip in test positivity at 8.54%. The Health department recorded 26 more COVID deaths. Eight deaths were reported from Malappuram, five from Kozhikode …
  • Arrest of Kunju adds to Muslim League woes 19 Nov 2020 08:38 Party in a tight spot with two of its MLAs under arrest and another under investigation during poll time The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) and the Opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) may cry foul at the arrest of their leader and former Public …
  • Kerala- Smuggled gold worth Rs 1.04 cr seized from train passengers 19 Nov 2020 02:56 Kochi: The Customs Preventive Unit (CPU) on Tuesday seized 1.989 kilograms of smuggled gold bars and cut-pieces from two passengers traveling on a train from Chennai to Alleppey. The seized gold has a market value of about Rs 1.04 crore. As per the …
  • Tired of ‘casteist’ CPM, Dalit woman in Kerala to seek solace in Islam 18 Nov 2020 01:51 By Express News Service KANNUR: Life has been one long struggle for Chithralekha. Ostracised and shunned over the years because of her layered identity as a Dalit woman autorickshaw driver, the hardest battle she has had to fight, however, might have been …
  • ‘Political parties continue to sideline transgender persons’ 17 Nov 2020 00:31 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The transgender community is upset over the fact that even after much social acceptance they continue to be sidelined in the selection of candidates for the three-tier local body elections. So far, the names of only …
  • Local body polls: Two transwomen enter fray in Kerala's Ernakulam, Kannur 17 Nov 2020 00:24 Express News Service KOCHI: The duplicity of political parties over the years often got people riled up, prompting many to do something. One such group is the transgender community which was at the receiving end of society’s ridicule and neglect, with …
  • Kerala COVID-19 cases dip, but positivity at 10% 16 Nov 2020 19:58 Following the recent pattern, on Monday, Kerala’s COVID-19 cases dipped along with testing, registering 2,710 new cases from 25,141 samples. However, the test positivity rate touched 10.78%. The weekly averages showed that the State’s case graph could be …
  • Finally, Gail completes Kochi-Mangalore pipeline 16 Nov 2020 14:42 KOCHI: The much-delayed Kochi-Mangalore natural gas pipeline project is finally ready for commissioning any day from now as the national energy major Gail India has completed the final 540-metre treacherous stretch across the Chandragiri river in northern …
  • Ex-Indian Navy officer who served during World War II dead at 97 16 Nov 2020 11:39 MUMBAI: Vice Admiral John Thomas Goslin Pereira (retd), Indian Navy's former Chief of Materials, died here on Monday after a brief illness, family sources said. The 97-year-old was among the last surviving naval officers who served during the Second …
  • Vice Admiral JTG Pereira (retd) dead at 97 16 Nov 2020 09:18 By PTI MUMBAI: Vice Admiral JTG Pereira (retd), Indian Navy's former Chief of Materials, died on Monday after a brief illness, family sources said. He was 97. Vice Adm Pereira, who settled at Uran in adjoining Raigad district after his retirement in …
  • Ex-Navy officer who served during World War II dead at 97 16 Nov 2020 08:55 By: PTI | Mumbai | November 16, 2020 2:17:58 pm He was awarded the Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) for distinguished service during the war. (File)Vice Admiral John Thomas Goslin Pereira (retd), Indian Navy’s former Chief of Materials, died here on Monday …
  • Thiruvananthapuram Congress identifies candidates in three disputed wards for municipal polls 15 Nov 2020 21:07 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: While the names are yet to be announced officially, the Thiruvananthapuram District Congress Committee has identified its candidates for the three disputed wards of the Thiruvananthapuram corporation.  The New …
  • After Covid lockdown, festival days return to Tripunithura 15 Nov 2020 04:22 By Express News Service KOCHI:  For the first time since the nation-wide lockdown on March 24, the hallowed precincts of Tripunithura Sree Poornathrayeesa temple on Saturday reverberated with the rhythm of  chenda and melody of Carnatic music.  The eight- …
  • Uproar in Kerala Congress as group managers call the shots 15 Nov 2020 02:30 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  During the 2015 local body elections and the 2016 Assembly elections, it was poor candidature which played spoilsport for the Congress. Despite KPCC president Mullappally Ramachandran coming out with a circular on …
  • Active case pool continues to decline 14 Nov 2020 10:00 The active COVID-19 case pool continued the declining trend in the State when only 5,804 people tested positive for the virus and 6,201 others recovered from the infection on Friday. According to the Health Department, there are now 77,390 active cases …
  • Kodiyeri Balakrishnan steps aside as CPI(M) secretary in Kerala 14 Nov 2020 04:42 Thiruvananthapuram: In a major political development in the ruling CPI(M) in Kerala ahead of the local body polls, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Friday stepped aside as secretary, the highest office within the party at the state level, days after his son was …

  • Venu Rajamony 30 Nov 2020 10:09 The Hague: There is huge potential for furthering growth in the Indo-Dutch economic ties, especially in the key areas of water, agriculture, food processing and healthcare, India's envoy to the Netherlands Venu Rajamony said on Monday. Modern flood …
  • From King Kong, JP 77 to Brasilia and Corona: Here are the Kerala local body poll candidates whose 'names' you can't forget 30 Nov 2020 09:48 By PTI THIRUVANTHAPURAM: Come to Kerala and you may be surprised to see strange posters or hearing announcements saying 'King Kong is your candidate,' 'vote for Rani Jhansi' or'Comrade Modi's symbol is hammer, sickle and star.' …
  • State’s total case burden nears 6 lakh 30 Nov 2020 03:02 The cumulative COVID-19 case burden of Kerala is poised to cross the six-lakh mark, at 5,99,600 cases, with the State reporting 5,643 new cases on Sunday when 49,775 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. Test positivity rate in the State continues to …
  • Coronavirus | Andhra Pradesh claims 1.13% positivity rate 29 Nov 2020 20:54 Kerala was on the threshold of six-lakh COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with the State reporting 5,643 new cases from 49,775 samples. The test positivity rate continued in the 9-11% range rising a bit to 11.34% on Sunday. Also, 5,861 COVID-19 patients got …
  • Better security for lion safari park 29 Nov 2020 19:08 The government has decided to go ahead with measures to enhance security measures at the Lion Safari Park at Neyyar. The move comes around a month after a 10-year-old tigress’s escape after being brought from Wayanad prompted an elaborate search operation …
  • Radio Kadal gives voice to the fisherfolk in Kerala capital 28 Nov 2020 11:37 Coastal Students’ Cultural Forum, an NGO, documents the indigenous knowledge of fishing community in the district through a community radio Kizhakkaafrican raajuvil Velameen entra raaniyum thekkaafrican raajuvil Nemmeen entra arasanum irukkirar (there …
  • Kerala Bank’s governing body takes charge 28 Nov 2020 04:48 A new governing council headed by CPI(M) State committee member Gopi Kottamurikkal assumed charge of Kerala Bank on Thursday, after the Left Democratic Front registered a landslide victory in the elections to the governing body. Opening a new phase in the …
  • SPIC ties up with farmer network to open first Model Fertiliser Retail Shop 27 Nov 2020 14:57 Southern Petrochemicals Industries Corporation Limited (SPIC),an agri-nutrient and fertiliser companies part of AM International, started a model fertiliser retail shop (MFRS) in Kerala. SPIC is the first private fertiliser company to set-up an MFRS in the …
  • In Karnataka, low positivity trend holds 27 Nov 2020 03:03 Kerala reported 5,378 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, and a test positivity rate of 9.6% for 55,996 samples. The active case pool stood at 64,486 cases. The Health Department added 27 more deaths to the list of fatalities. Six deaths were reported from …
  • Murali Sivaramakrishnan goes on “an inward journey” with his paintings 26 Nov 2020 10:12 It was sheer coincidence that Murali Sivaramakrishnan titled his painting exhibition, ‘Interior Spaces’. He had no clue that it would end up as a virtual show, whereas he was all set to showcase them at the art gallery of Alliance Francaise de Trivandrum ( …
  • 200 food kits provided by Rahul Gandhi not distributed in Kerala, Congress to probe 25 Nov 2020 22:36 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | November 26, 2020 1:30:59 am Rahul GandhiNearly 200 food kits provided by Congress MP Rahul Gandhi for flood-hit families in the Wayanad constituency he represents in Lok Sabha have been found infested with …
  • Flood relief kits from Rahul Gandhi found abandoned, trigger stir 25 Nov 2020 13:37 Malappuram: Flood relief kits provided by Wayanad MP and senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to his constituency have been found abandoned in a vacant shop at Nilambur near here. This triggered widespread protest from various quarters, including local …
  • JSW Cement launches Concreel in North Kerala 25 Nov 2020 10:35 JSW Cement has launched its next generation cement, Concreel HD, in the northern Kerala market that comprises Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasaragod and Wayanad. According to a company release, Concreel HD is touted to be the most ideal cement suited for Kerala …
  • 5,420 new COVID-19 cases, 5,149 recoveries in Kerala 25 Nov 2020 05:49 Kerala reported 5,420 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday when 59,983 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, taking the State’s cumulative case burden to 5,71,872 cases. Test positivity rate dropped to 9.04%. Bucking the trend of the past 15 days, the …
  • Ready to face consequences in privilege motion: Thomas Isaac 25 Nov 2020 00:50 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Finance Minister TM Thomas Isaac on Tuesday said he was ready to face the consequences for disclosing the CAG report before it had been tabled in the assembly. Isaac said he will  respond to the notice on breach …
  • Coronavirus | Kerala, A.P. show flat case graph 24 Nov 2020 23:18 Kerala reported a slight drop in test positivity rate for COVID-19 on Tuesday, at 9.04%, and added 5,420 new cases of infection. The State tested 59,983 samples. Total new cases – 37,609 – registered between Nov 15-21, was lower than the previous week (Nov …
  • Higher COVID-19 recoveries continue to be a relief in Kerala 24 Nov 2020 07:28 New cases of COVID-19 reported in the State dipped to 3,757 on Monday when testing done in 24 hours also dipped to 35,659 samples. However, the test positivity rate remained at 10.54%, more or less at the same rate of last week’s. The State also maintained …
  • CA examinations in stKerala ate see 60 per cent attendance 24 Nov 2020 00:54 Express News Service KOCHI: The November cycle of the CA examinations which began on Saturday amid strict Covid-19 protocol witnessed thin attendance across the state. Of the 12,000 candidates who had registered for the examinations, being conducted by the …
  • Local body polls: Over 75,000 candidates to fight it out 24 Nov 2020 00:48 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Over 75,000 candidates are in the fray for the local body polls. The electoral scene emerged late on Monday, the last date for withdrawal of nominations. While 54,494 candidates are in the fray in 941 grama …
  • Andhra Pradesh reports low positivity of 1.12% 23 Nov 2020 17:31 Once again, with testing dipping to 35,659 samples, coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Kerala dropped to 3,757 on Monday. However, the test positivity rate remained at 10.54%, similar to last week. The Health Department added 22 more deaths to the official …
  • No pressure on agencies investigating gold smuggling case in Kerala: Union Minister Muraleedharan 23 Nov 2020 14:11 Coimbatore: There was no pressure from the Centre on the agencies investigating the Kerala gold smuggling case to get statements from the accused against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said …
  • COVID-19 recoveries continue to remain high in Kerala 21 Nov 2020 10:25 Kerala registered 6,028 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday when 60,365 samples were tested in 24 hours. The test positivity rate was 9.9% The State also reported more recoveries than new cases on Friday also, with 6,398 patients testing negative for COVID-19 …
  • Dead or alive? 21 Nov 2020 03:13 It was not an honest thing to do but considering the circumstances they did it nevertheless. Without his usual daily phone calls, Siddique Kappan’s old mother was on the verge of a breakdown. So his family decided on a ruse. “Whenever Siddique’s mother …
  • Weeds, reptiles take over ‘heritage site’ Jew cemetery 21 Nov 2020 02:11 By Express News Service KOCHI: The road to redemption seems longer than ever for the 200-year-old Jewish cemetery,  which was handed over to the archeology department a while ago for conservation and renovation as a heritage site. Located in the middle of …
  • UDF hoping for a repeat of 2010 performance 21 Nov 2020 02:11 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Ever since elections to three-tier local bodies started in 2000, the convention has been that the LDF gets an upper hand. The only exception to this was in 2010 when the UDF emerged victorious in the civic body …
  • Covid: TPR in Kerala drops to 8.5% 20 Nov 2020 07:27 Picture used for representational purpose onlyT’PURAM: Test Positivity Rate in the state has dropped to 8.5%. On Thursday, 5,722 Covid-19 cases were reported from 67,017 samples tested in 24 hours. To date, 5,45,641 Covid cases, of which 5,18,606 were …
  • Over 1.68 lakh file nominations for local body elections 20 Nov 2020 05:56 The number of nominations filed in the State for the local body elections to be held in December has crossed 1.68 lakh, the State Election Commission has said, citing data uploaded from the districts till 9 p.m. on Thursday. As per the latest update from …
  • COVID-19 test positivity rate falls to 8.54% in Kerala 20 Nov 2020 05:56 Kerala registered 5,722 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday when 67,017 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, to show a significant dip in test positivity at 8.54%. The State for the 12th consecutive day recorded more recoveries than new cases with 6,860 …
  • Kerala records further dip in test positivity at 8.54% 19 Nov 2020 23:35 Kerala registered 5,722 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, when 67,017 samples were tested, showing a further dip in test positivity at 8.54%. The Health department recorded 26 more COVID deaths. Eight deaths were reported from Malappuram, five from Kozhikode …
  • Healthcare workers want postal ballots 17 Nov 2020 00:32 Express News Service KOCHI: Hundreds of healthcare workers on duty at various Covid-19 hospitals, CFLTCs, second-line treatment centres and tertiary hospitals across the state are demanding postal ballots to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming …
  • B'luru riots: Police arrest key aide of Congress leaders on the run 16 Nov 2020 22:04 Bengaluru violence: Top developments The Bengaluru Central Crime Branch police have arrested a person for allegedly giving shelter to former Bengaluru Mayor R. Sampath Kumar and Congress leader Zakir, who are absconding for the last couple of weeks after …
  • Kerala COVID-19 cases dip, but positivity at 10% 16 Nov 2020 19:58 Following the recent pattern, on Monday, Kerala’s COVID-19 cases dipped along with testing, registering 2,710 new cases from 25,141 samples. However, the test positivity rate touched 10.78%. The weekly averages showed that the State’s case graph could be …
  • Finally, Gail completes Kochi-Mangalore pipeline 16 Nov 2020 14:42 KOCHI: The much-delayed Kochi-Mangalore natural gas pipeline project is finally ready for commissioning any day from now as the national energy major Gail India has completed the final 540-metre treacherous stretch across the Chandragiri river in northern …
  • Tribal panchayat heads in Kerala struggle to make their voice heard 15 Nov 2020 04:15 Express News Service KOCHI: The reservation of posts for tribal community in local bodies aims at integrating them to the mainstream society. Tribal people are often tagged as primitive and backward due to their isolation and low education. Though the …
  • Homestays, hotels change rules to host pets 15 Nov 2020 03:19 Bengalureans have started heading out, with pets in tow. Resorts and home-stays are changing their policies to accommodate them MS Kiran, a civil engineer, has been calling up a number of resorts/homestays to get away this weekend. Diwali is here and …
  • Active case pool continues to decline 14 Nov 2020 10:00 The active COVID-19 case pool continued the declining trend in the State when only 5,804 people tested positive for the virus and 6,201 others recovered from the infection on Friday. According to the Health Department, there are now 77,390 active cases …

  • Hyderabad International Airport touches 3 million mark in domestic passengers since unlock 30 Nov 2020 11:38 As the passenger footfall grows steadily after relaxation of Covid lockdown, GMR Hyderabad International Airport has registered 37,000 passengers on a single day for domestic operations post lockdown in November. From about 3,000 domestic passengers daily …
  • ED inspects Kerala's Uralungal Society amid probe into bureaucrat's role in clearing projects 30 Nov 2020 09:48 By Express News Service KOZHIKODE: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted an inspection at the Uralungal Labour Contract Cooperative Society (ULCCS) headquarters at Madapally, Vadakara, in Kozhikode district for more than two hours on Monday morning. …
  • From King Kong, JP 77 to Brasilia and Corona: Here are the Kerala local body poll candidates whose 'names' you can't forget 30 Nov 2020 09:48 By PTI THIRUVANTHAPURAM: Come to Kerala and you may be surprised to see strange posters or hearing announcements saying 'King Kong is your candidate,' 'vote for Rani Jhansi' or'Comrade Modi's symbol is hammer, sickle and star.' …
  • Driver killed, 30 injured as bus hits tree on median in Kochi 30 Nov 2020 06:57 The driver of a Kerala State Road Transport Corporation bus was instantly killed and about 30 passengers were injured, including two seriously, after the vehicle rammed into a tree on the median near Chakkaraparambu along the Palarivattom Bypass around 4. …
  • Driver dies as KSRTC super deluxe rams into tree in Kochi, 25 injured 30 Nov 2020 05:40 By Express News Service KOCHI: The driver of a KSRTC bus died and 25 others were injured when the vehicle rammed into a tree near Chakkaraparambu in Kochi early morning on Monday. The KSRTC super deluxe bus from Thiruvananthapuram to Kozhikode met with the …
  • State’s total case burden nears 6 lakh 30 Nov 2020 03:02 The cumulative COVID-19 case burden of Kerala is poised to cross the six-lakh mark, at 5,99,600 cases, with the State reporting 5,643 new cases on Sunday when 49,775 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. Test positivity rate in the State continues to …
  • Heritage street, museum among suggestions for LDF poll manifesto in Kollam  30 Nov 2020 01:02 Express News Service KOLLAM: A heritage street on the model of Kozhikode Mithai Theruvu (SN Street), a historic art museum and a seafood processing park are some of the proposals made by individuals and organisations to be included in the LDF manifesto for …
  • KSRTC, private buses woo passengers with fare cuts 30 Nov 2020 01:02 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  In a bid to win back the patronage lost during the pandemic both KSRTC and private bus operators are offering fare discounts to passengers. The KSRTC has started off with a 25 per cent discount on fare for its …
  • Demolition not an issue in Maradu 29 Nov 2020 22:53 Express News Service KOCHI:  The sun shines bright overhead. Sitting on a country boat, Shanmughan casts his eyes aimlessly on the water hyacinths floating in the backwaters. Shanmughan, who operates the boat from Maradu BPCL boat jetty, says hardly any …
  • Coronavirus | Andhra Pradesh claims 1.13% positivity rate 29 Nov 2020 20:54 Kerala was on the threshold of six-lakh COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with the State reporting 5,643 new cases from 49,775 samples. The test positivity rate continued in the 9-11% range rising a bit to 11.34% on Sunday. Also, 5,861 COVID-19 patients got …
  • Kerala local polls: Young women in the fray look to make a difference 29 Nov 2020 19:59 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | November 30, 2020 1:11:11 am UDF candidate Aysha Hussain in Changanassery. (Express Photo)THE UPCOMING elections to the three-tier local self-government bodies in Kerala will see several youngsters – …
  • Maradona stayed in Kannur hotel room 8 years ago; it's exactly as he left it 29 Nov 2020 13:24 Watch: Two Massive Cruise Ships Collide In A South American Port Who would have thought that a room in a four-star hotel located in the downtown coastal city of Kannur, Kerala, would have been transformed into a museum dedicated to soccer legend Diego …
  • End of the road for Ather 450 smart electric scooter: Last units delivered to Bengaluru, Chennai customers 29 Nov 2020 08:30   Ather Energy, the Bengaluru based start-up has certainly created a benchmark in India when it comes to smart electric scooters. The company started its innings in the Indian market with the launch of the Ather 450 electric scooter in the year 2018. The …
  • Newly discovered frog species named after Bengaluru city 29 Nov 2020 05:49 A type of burrowing frog discovered outside its natural habitat has been named after Bengaluru city. Discovered in 2018 by Deepak P, an Assistant Professor at Mount Carmel College in the city, the amateur herpetologist had sent images of the frog to the …
  • KTU to organise student induction programme 29 Nov 2020 00:44 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University (KTU) is organising a six-day-long online ‘Student Induction Programme’ for those newly admitted to BTech and BDes programmes for the 2020-21 academic year. Vice- …
  • Two Keralites among 20 seamen held captive by Houthi rebels in Yemen 28 Nov 2020 22:43 Express News Service KOZHIKODE: Twenty seamen, including two Keralites, have been under detention of Houthi rebels in Yemen capital Sana’a since February this year.The detainees are crew of three ships which set off to Saudi Arabia from Oman but anchored …
  • Ather Energy discontinues Ather 450 scooter, replaces it with 450X, 450 Plus trims 28 Nov 2020 10:41 Electric two-wheeler start-up Ather Energy on Saturday said it has decided to replace its first product, Ather 450, with Ather 450X and Ather 450 Plus, which have been built on the same platform with improved hardware and software capabilities. The company …
  • Kerala Bank’s governing body takes charge 28 Nov 2020 04:48 A new governing council headed by CPI(M) State committee member Gopi Kottamurikkal assumed charge of Kerala Bank on Thursday, after the Left Democratic Front registered a landslide victory in the elections to the governing body. Opening a new phase in the …
  • Check out the ‘Maradona museum’ at this Kerala hotel 27 Nov 2020 08:05 How Hotel Blue Nile in Kerala has converted its room 309 into a “museum” ever since Argentine football legend Diego Maradona’s stay in 2012 The news of Argentine football legend Diego Maradona’s demise has left a void among scores of fans in a football- …
  • Indian duo praise Jacinda Ardern's response in song 27 Nov 2020 03:52 "A leader called Jacinda" was posted to YouTube in October. Photo / YouTubePrime Minister Jacinda Ardern has received a lot of praise this year from people all over the world. But two Indian artists have paid tribute to her in an unusual way …
  • In Karnataka, low positivity trend holds 27 Nov 2020 03:03 Kerala reported 5,378 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, and a test positivity rate of 9.6% for 55,996 samples. The active case pool stood at 64,486 cases. The Health Department added 27 more deaths to the list of fatalities. Six deaths were reported from …
  • Maradona's artistry made life bearable for Musthafa 27 Nov 2020 00:21 Express News Service KOZHIKODE: 53-year-old CTK Musthafa, of Nainaamvalappu here, is among the countless fans of Diego Maradona. And Musthafa’s fanboy story is each of theirs as well. Cut to the 1980s, and life was full of misery and hardship. Belonging to …
  • General strike near-total in Kerala 27 Nov 2020 00:21 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The 24-hour nationwide general strike called jointly by trade unions and farmers demanding a rollback of new labour codes and scrapping of three new farm laws passed by the Centre was near total in state. Shops …
  • Holiday turns tragic in UAE as father, daughter... 26 Nov 2020 11:40 An Indian family’s long-awaited holiday took a tragic turn after a 47-year-old father and his 18-year-old daughter drowned off Al Heera Beach near the Sharjah-Ajman border on Wednesday, Khaleej Times has learnt. Sources said Kerala-native Ismayil Thazhe …
  • Kolkata’s Rydberg Engineering opens office in Cyberpark Kozhikode 26 Nov 2020 07:43 Rydberg Engineering Pvt Ltd, based in Kolkata and specialising in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, has opened its office at Cyberpark Kozhikode. The company has availed smart business centre Plug & Play module in Cyberpark and currently have …
  • Cyclone Nivar live updates | Centre of storm crosses T.N., Puducherry coasts, set to weaken further in next 3 hours 26 Nov 2020 04:19 Cyclone Nivar made landfall near Puducherry, south of Chennai as a very severe cyclonic storm. The landfall that started from 11.30 pm. on Wednesday night lasted till 2.30 a.m. on Thursday. The severe cyclonic storm Nivar now lay centered over north …
  • Shaniba’s biryani tale 26 Nov 2020 02:29 Express News Service KOCHI: The love for Biryani transcends all boundaries, and united Indians. Hyderabad to Dindigul to Thalassery, a good plateful of biryani can undoubtedly brighten up our day. Even within the state, the north and south has their own …
  • Ahmed Patel, the ‘steel’ backbone of Sonia Gandhi, was close to Kerala leaders 26 Nov 2020 02:10 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Senior AICC leader Ahmed Patel, who passed away in Gujarat on Wednesday, is known to Malayalis more as ‘Aluminium Patel’. It was in a controversial speech by then Democratic Indira Congress (Kerala) leader K …
  • Cyclone Nivar: 26 flights cancelled after heavy rains batter Chennai | Full List 25 Nov 2020 13:46 Image Source : FILE Cyclone Nivar: 26 flights cancelled after heavy rains lash Chennai | Full List Over two dozen flights arriving and taking off from the Chennai airport have been cancelled after heavy rains and strong winds battered the city as cyclone …
  • Cyclone Nivar: Chennai airport to remain shut for 12 hours 25 Nov 2020 12:58 Express News Service CHENNAI: The city airport will remain shut for 12 hours due to Cyclone Nivar which is likely to make landfall on Wednesday night. According to Chennai Airport spokesman, all aircraft operations at Chennai airport will remain suspended …
  • JSW Cement launches Concreel in North Kerala 25 Nov 2020 10:35 JSW Cement has launched its next generation cement, Concreel HD, in the northern Kerala market that comprises Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasaragod and Wayanad. According to a company release, Concreel HD is touted to be the most ideal cement suited for Kerala …
  • Cyclone Nivar Live News: Puducherry port hoists cyclone warning 10 25 Nov 2020 07:12 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates - Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, DG, IMD Cyclone Warning for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts The public works department on Wednesday noon started to release water from the Chembarambakkam reservoir at the rate of 1, …
  • Chennai airport prepares for cyclone Nivar, asks small aircrafts to be shifted to safer places 25 Nov 2020 06:34 Express News Service CHENNAI: Chennai airport has asked the small aircraft to be shifted to safer places as it braces for cyclone Nivar which is expected to make landfall in the state in the evening. "We have informed small aircraft owners to take a …
  • 5,420 new COVID-19 cases, 5,149 recoveries in Kerala 25 Nov 2020 05:49 Kerala reported 5,420 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday when 59,983 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, taking the State’s cumulative case burden to 5,71,872 cases. Test positivity rate dropped to 9.04%. Bucking the trend of the past 15 days, the …
  • Forked Fanwort blooms in Kozhikode, draws visitors’ attention 25 Nov 2020 01:17 Nov 25, 2020, 05:30AM ISTSource: ANIA beautiful pink stream full of swamp flowers majorly spotted in Avala Pandi in Kerala. The garden is located in Kozhikode's Avala Pandi near Perambra. Local visitors flock to take a glimpse of the aquatic plants.
  • Collective, volunteers: in Kerala local polls, no politics is new politics 24 Nov 2020 23:38 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | November 25, 2020 4:34:41 am Volunteers for V4Kochi in Kochi. (V4Kochi Facebook)A SOCIETY registered by former AAP volunteers; a group of professionals, businessmen and residents’ associations backed by …
  • Coronavirus | Kerala, A.P. show flat case graph 24 Nov 2020 23:18 Kerala reported a slight drop in test positivity rate for COVID-19 on Tuesday, at 9.04%, and added 5,420 new cases of infection. The State tested 59,983 samples. Total new cases – 37,609 – registered between Nov 15-21, was lower than the previous week (Nov …
  • Some of the COVID-19 mortality was avoidable 24 Nov 2020 22:13 In India, the varying death rate across States during the pandemic points to the neglect of health in public policy Eight months into the COVID-19 epidemic, there is an understandable longing for a return to normalcy in our everyday lives. With the slowing …
  • Mamukoya, the superhero 24 Nov 2020 12:15 At a meeting of superheroes in USA, Super Mamu was asked to retire. With a heavy heart, he packed his bags and flew back to his hometown Kozhikode. Mamu, however, consoled himself: he could still watch over his own people. This is the premise of Super Mamu …
  • Cyclone Nivar: Karaikal fishermen stranded at sea, Puducherry to come under Section 144 24 Nov 2020 08:43 By Express News Service PUDUCHERRY: Fishermen from Karaikal in 30 boats remain stranded in the deep sea, out of a total of 83 boats that set off for fishing. The Coast Guard has been alerted and are searching for them so that they can be taken to safety, …
  • Higher COVID-19 recoveries continue to be a relief in Kerala 24 Nov 2020 07:28 New cases of COVID-19 reported in the State dipped to 3,757 on Monday when testing done in 24 hours also dipped to 35,659 samples. However, the test positivity rate remained at 10.54%, more or less at the same rate of last week’s. The State also maintained …
  • CA examinations in stKerala ate see 60 per cent attendance 24 Nov 2020 00:54 Express News Service KOCHI: The November cycle of the CA examinations which began on Saturday amid strict Covid-19 protocol witnessed thin attendance across the state. Of the 12,000 candidates who had registered for the examinations, being conducted by the …
  • A 'pink bloom' phenomenon is drawing tourists to this Kerala village, but there is a caveat 23 Nov 2020 20:20 An invasive aquatic plant has lent a scenic attraction to this otherwise non-descript location in Kozhikode's Perambra. (Picture credict: Suneesh Perambra)A village in Kerala has been witnessing a surge in tourist footfall amid the pandemic due to a …
  • Andhra Pradesh reports low positivity of 1.12% 23 Nov 2020 17:31 Once again, with testing dipping to 35,659 samples, coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Kerala dropped to 3,757 on Monday. However, the test positivity rate remained at 10.54%, similar to last week. The Health Department added 22 more deaths to the official …
  • INTERVIEW | We shifted the game in favour of women, says IIM-Kozhikode director Prof Debashis Chatterjee 23 Nov 2020 05:54 Express News Service KOZHIKODE: When Prof Debashis Chatterjee, landed at Kunnamangalam, then a small village near Kozhikode, from Singapore sometime in 2008 for the interview for the post of IIM-Kozhikode director, chairman of the selection board E …
  • Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee appeal committee inundated with plaints 23 Nov 2020 00:03 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Throwing the KPCC’s circular on candidature to the wind, the three-member appeal committee appointed by the party leadership has received close to 100 complaints from 12 District Congress Committees (DCC), except …
  • Bruised comrade on campaign trail after 33 years 22 Nov 2020 22:12 Express News Service KOZHIKODE: Aligning with the RMPI (Revolutionary Marxist Party of India), a Left splinter party, is not the biggest change to have occurred in the nearly four-decade-long political life of  Muhammad Suhaib, former CPM branch secretary …
  • Reservation counters at major stations to come under CCTV 22 Nov 2020 22:08 To prevent touts and other unauthorised activities in the two most important railway stations of Puraitchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G.R. Chennai Central and Egmore railway stations — have installed closed circuit television (CCTV) surveillance system. R. Baskaran, …
  • Candidates thrive on live online discussions 22 Nov 2020 05:11 Social media ‘war rooms’ shaped by professional campaigners for candidates in the local body election have started hosting live chats and online discussions, with campaigning entering the next phase. The goal this time is to assess the impact of the first …
  • Six more healthcare institutions in state get national quality assurance certification 21 Nov 2020 23:09 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Despite the pandemic and associated case load, six more healthcare institutions in the state have secured the much sought-after National Quality Assurance Standards (NQAS) certification. The family health centres …
  • Local body polls: Wooing voters with stilt walking skills 21 Nov 2020 23:03 By Express News Service MALAPPURAM: A UDF candidate in Malappuram municipality has been wooing voters using his stilt walking skills. A P Shihab, contesting from Cheruparambu, has been sharing videos of him walking on 3.5-metre-long stilts. “I wanted to …
  • COVID-19 recoveries continue to remain high in Kerala 21 Nov 2020 10:25 Kerala registered 6,028 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday when 60,365 samples were tested in 24 hours. The test positivity rate was 9.9% The State also reported more recoveries than new cases on Friday also, with 6,398 patients testing negative for COVID-19 …
  • Local body polls: Parties go the ‘Saroj Kumar’ way with masks too 21 Nov 2020 02:01 Express News Service KOZHIKODE: Favemasks have become the ‘new normal’ in the wake of Covid-19, and with the local body elections around the corner, it would be unlike political parties not to capitalise on the same.  In fact, with public events and door- …
  • Gold smuggling case | NIA conducts searches in five locations in Kerala 20 Nov 2020 12:22 Sleuths of the National Investigation Agency ( NIA) on Friday carried out searches in five locations in Malappuram and Kozhikode districts in connection with the case of smuggling of gold through UAE Consulate in Thiruvananthapuram.  Officials said in a …
  • Ather 450X, Series1 electric scooters deliveries begin: Here’s when you can buy in your city! 20 Nov 2020 08:01   Ather Energy has started delivering the 450X electric scooters to the customers in Bengaluru and Chennai. The brand further stated that the vehicle is also available for sale right now in Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and the same will be delivered …
  • Covid: TPR in Kerala drops to 8.5% 20 Nov 2020 07:27 Picture used for representational purpose onlyT’PURAM: Test Positivity Rate in the state has dropped to 8.5%. On Thursday, 5,722 Covid-19 cases were reported from 67,017 samples tested in 24 hours. To date, 5,45,641 Covid cases, of which 5,18,606 were …
  • Over 1.68 lakh file nominations for local body elections 20 Nov 2020 05:56 The number of nominations filed in the State for the local body elections to be held in December has crossed 1.68 lakh, the State Election Commission has said, citing data uploaded from the districts till 9 p.m. on Thursday. As per the latest update from …
  • COVID-19 test positivity rate falls to 8.54% in Kerala 20 Nov 2020 05:56 Kerala registered 5,722 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday when 67,017 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, to show a significant dip in test positivity at 8.54%. The State for the 12th consecutive day recorded more recoveries than new cases with 6,860 …
  • Ather 450X Electric Scooter First Batch Delivered To Customers 20 Nov 2020 05:43 Ather 450X Electric Scooter Ather earlier this year has launched a new line of products including 450X and 450 Plus. A couple of weeks ago, the e-scooter brand discontinued the standard 450 after the last of its unit rolled out of the assembly line in …
  • Kerala records further dip in test positivity at 8.54% 19 Nov 2020 23:35 Kerala registered 5,722 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, when 67,017 samples were tested, showing a further dip in test positivity at 8.54%. The Health department recorded 26 more COVID deaths. Eight deaths were reported from Malappuram, five from Kozhikode …
  • Kerala to commission genome survey for SARS-CoV-2 19 Nov 2020 09:11 Study, commissioned on November 11, will collect 100 samples from 14 districts every month, for three months To better understand the genomic variation in the strains of SARS-CoV-2 in the State, the Kerala government has tied up with the CSIR-Institute of …
  • Kochi-based brothers give a sweet tooth 100 per cent sugar-free 19 Nov 2020 09:03 Express News Service KOCHI: While the lockdown period was a never-ending loop of Dalgona coffees and easy recipes for the rest of us, Javed Kadir and Junej Kadir, were busy recreating sweets and desserts which are 100 per cent sugar-free. Though they don’t …
  • Pour some sugar! 19 Nov 2020 02:23 Express News Service KOCHI: While the lockdown period was a never-ending loop of Dalgona coffees and easy recipes for the rest of us, Javed Kadir and Junej Kadir, were busy recreating sweets and desserts which are 100 per cent sugar-free. Though they don’t …
  • Kerala civic body polls: Monkeys to decide mandate in Kalpetta municipal office ward 18 Nov 2020 18:04 Express News Service KOZHIKODE: The mandate in the ward in which the Kalpetta Municipality office is located will be decided by a pack of monkeys. The simian nuisance has already set alarm bells ringing in ward 10 prompting the UDF to rush to the local …
  • Covid recoveries trump fresh cases for the ninth straight day 17 Nov 2020 23:19 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The trend of recoveries exceeding fresh cases in the daily tally continued for the ninth straight day as the state recorded 6,620 recoveries and 5,792 new cases on Tuesday. The daily test positivity rate stands …
  • How pet boardings in Kerala capital come in handy for animal lovers in times of need 17 Nov 2020 11:39 Hima Sebastian had to be away for a week from the city to attend a family function. It was tough as her pet dog, Luka, a Retriever, loves to be around her. "Usually, while travelling, we put Luka up at a friend's place if it is for a day or two. …
  • Outdoor ads get a festive boost 17 Nov 2020 01:24 The economic fallout of the crisis has been a lot harder on this segment with billings drying up completely in the June quarter as people stayed at home and businesses remained shut. The recovery since then has been substantial, at least on a sequential …
  • Kerala COVID-19 cases dip, but positivity at 10% 16 Nov 2020 19:58 Following the recent pattern, on Monday, Kerala’s COVID-19 cases dipped along with testing, registering 2,710 new cases from 25,141 samples. However, the test positivity rate touched 10.78%. The weekly averages showed that the State’s case graph could be …
  • Finally, Gail completes Kochi-Mangalore pipeline 16 Nov 2020 14:42 KOCHI: The much-delayed Kochi-Mangalore natural gas pipeline project is finally ready for commissioning any day from now as the national energy major Gail India has completed the final 540-metre treacherous stretch across the Chandragiri river in northern …
  • Essen Fooddies in expansion mode, plans global presence 16 Nov 2020 07:19 The Kerala based Essen Fooddies India Pvt Ltd, which manufactures a wide range of nutritional supplements and beverages, is planning to expand its presence in the overseas markets. The company — with its manufacturing facility at Kinfra Food Park in …
  • Young women candidates from Kozhikode make a difference ahead of local body polls 15 Nov 2020 23:06 Express News Service KOCHI: What makes the list of candidates announced by various political parties for the upcoming Local Body election special is indeed the large presence of very young and professional candidates. The young mind, selflessness, their …
  • Uproar in Kerala Congress as group managers call the shots 15 Nov 2020 02:30 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  During the 2015 local body elections and the 2016 Assembly elections, it was poor candidature which played spoilsport for the Congress. Despite KPCC president Mullappally Ramachandran coming out with a circular on …
  • Punathil Kunjabdulla biography: Love lost in Aligarh and unknown facets of master storyteller 14 Nov 2020 05:50 Express News Service KOZHIKODE: Punathil Kunjabdulla was an enigma for the Malayali, more as a person than a writer. He ridiculed and shattered many local notions about sex, family life, being a Muslim, and about political leanings. Three years after his …