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  • India logs 31,923 COVID cases; active cases decline to 3.01 lakh September 23, 2021 11:09 am Image Source : PTI. A medic administers a dose of COVID vaccine to a beneficiary in Srinagar.   India recorded new 31,923 cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 282 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the …
  • A simmering mistrust that should not boil over September 22, 2021 8:04 pm The seeds of communal discontent threatening to affect the social fabric of Kerala today were sown about a decade ago In the 1990s and early 2000s, it was a common sight to see churches being dismantled to be replaced with brand new structures in Kerala. …
  • Figures prove Catholic bishop’s ‘jihad’ remarks not true: Vijayan September 22, 2021 5:19 pm Breaking his silence on the issue, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday cited figures to show that a statement made by a Catholic bishop that it was one particular community which was behind ‘love and narcotic jihad’ in the state was not …
  • Kerala reports 15,768 new Covid cases September 22, 2021 3:51 am The total number of active cases in state was 1,61,195. (Representational imaga)THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state reported 15,768 new cases in the 1,05,513 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours. The test positivity rate was 14.94%. At the same time, …
  • Kerala records 15,768 COVID-19 cases, 214 deaths September 22, 2021 3:25 am Kerala recorded 15,768 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the tally of COVID-19 cases in the state to 45,39,953. The death toll increased to 23,897 with 214 new fatalities. The number of people who recovered from the infection since Monday was 21,367 …
  • Kerala adds 15,768 fresh Covid-19 cases, 214 deaths September 21, 2021 3:37 pm Of the new cases, 100 were health workers, 124 from outside the state and 14,746 infected through contact with the source of it not clear in 798 cases. (Representational Image)THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala on Tuesday reported 15,768 fresh Covid-19 cases and …
  • Moodle LMS training for teachers starts Wednesday September 21, 2021 3:22 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The third cluster of the institution-level training programme on Moodle-based Learning Management System (LMS), for the faculty members of selected institutions from various districts, will be held from September …
  • COVID-19: Kerala reports 15,692 fresh cases, active cases dip to 1,67,008 September 20, 2021 5:08 pm Image Source : PTI There are currently 4,96,103 people under surveillance in various districts, of whom 4,71,399 are in home or institutional quarantine and 24,704 in hospitals.   Kerala reported 15,692 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday and 92 deaths, pushing …
  • State can't claim helplessness in implementing judicial orders: Kerala High Court September 20, 2021 4:50 pm By PTI KOCHI: The state government cannot claim helplessness in implementing judicial directions by citing apprehensions of breach of peace and threat of violence when it has the mechanism to ensure compliance of lawful orders, the Kerala High Court has …
  • Sabarimala airport proposal faulty, says DGCA September 20, 2021 1:29 pm The proposed construction of a Greenfield airport on the Cheruvalli estate near Erumeli, Kottayam appears to have hit turbulence with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) finding fault with its design and techno-economic feasibility report. …
  • Kerala HC slams govt over inaction in Orthodox-Jacobite Church feud September 20, 2021 10:25 am (MENAFN- IANS) Kochi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Monday slammed the inaction of the Pinarayi Vijayan government in not doing what a state government should do, after an order is put out by the judiciary. Justice Devan Ramachandran came down …
  • Sabarimala airport: Louis Berger report not in tune with Greenfield Airports Policy, says DGCA  September 20, 2021 9:13 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The techno-economic feasibility report prepared by Louis Berger, a private agency, for the proposed Sabarimala airport has drawn flak from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The site-clearance …
  • Kerala Records 152 Deaths, 19653 Fresh Covid-19 Cases; Imposes Stringent Lockdown In Critical Areas September 20, 2021 2:54 am Kerala on Sunday recorded 152 deaths and 19,653 fresh Covid-19 cases. The state’s total caseload rose to 45,08,493 and fatalities to 23,591. Meanwhile, the State government on Sunday said special intensified, stringent lockdown restrictions will be …
  • ‘Narcotic jihad’ row: Congress to call meet of Kerala religious leaders September 19, 2021 12:38 pm Congress’ Kerala President K. Sudhakaran on Sunday said that the party would convene a meeting of religious heads to tamp down tempers following a Bishop’s statement that Christian children should be safe guarded against “Narcotic Jihad” that is being …
  • Caritas India donates ICU ventilators for Kerala's COVID-19 fight September 19, 2021 8:11 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A dozen ICU ventilators were donated to six major hospitals in the state by Caritas India, in its attempts to help the state tackle COVID-19. The ICU ventilators each amounting to Rs 12 lakh were donated to the …
  • Caritas India donates ventilators September 19, 2021 1:30 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Caritas India has donated a dozen ICU ventilators to six government hospitals. The ventilators, each costing `12 lakh, were donated to the medical colleges of Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Kollam, Kottayam and …
  • India: Veteran Kerala journalist KM Roy... September 18, 2021 1:22 pm Noted journalist K M Roy died at his residence in Cochin, Kerala on Saturday, family sources said. He was 84. Roy began his career in 1961 as a sub-editor in the Malayalam daily Keralaprakasam. and later on worked with the Economic Times, The Hindu and UNI …
  • Nod to start land takeover for proposed greenfield highway September 18, 2021 4:01 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The proposed greenfield national highway parallel to MC Road (SH-1 and NH 183) connecting the capital city to Angamaly via Kottarakkara and Kottayam as part of the Bharat Mala Pariyojana moves a step closer with the …
  • Narcotic jihad: VN Vasavan visits Pala bishop as pressure mounts on LDF govt September 18, 2021 3:08 am By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: A day after Congress leadership initiated steps to settle issues over  ‘love jihad and narcotic jihad’ remarks of Bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangatt and ensuing protests, Minister for Cooperation and Registration VN Vasavan …
  • Oil regulator PNGRB seeks bids for city gas retailing licence for 65 areas September 17, 2021 3:00 pm Oil regulator PNGRB on Friday invited bids for giving out city gas retailing licence in 65 geographical areas (GAs) including Jammu, Nagpur, Pathankot and Madurai. Bids for the 65 GAs being offered in the 11th city gas licensing round are due on December …
  • Intensity of transmission comes down September 17, 2021 7:15 am The State logged 22,182 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, when 1,21,486 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. Now that the intensity of COVID-19 transmission has substantially come down and vaccination coverage has increased, the State has reached a …
  • Kerala records fresh 33,182 Covid cases, state govt withholds TPR data September 17, 2021 2:25 am Image Source : PTI However, 22,182 fresh positive cases, reported in the last 24 hours, out of 1,21,486 samples tested during the same period, gives a figure of 18.25 percent.   Kerala reported 22,182 fresh COVID-19 infections and 178 deaths, pushing the …
  • Congress takes mantle of settling ‘jihad’ row, meets religious heads September 17, 2021 12:49 am Express News Service KOTTAYAM: In a swift political move, the Congress has taken the initiative to address the issues created by the ‘love jihad and narcotic jihad’ remarks of Pala Bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangatt. Putting the LDF and state government in a …
  • Narcotic jihad: Leaders make beeline for Pala bishop’s house extending support September 17, 2021 12:49 am By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: With the row over Pala Bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangatt’s ‘love jihad and narcotic jihad’ remarks refusing to die down, political leaders are making a beeline for the bishop’s house to extend their support to him.  The day …
  • Will take strict action against those behind ‘toxic campaign’: Pinarayi Vijayan September 17, 2021 12:46 am Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday warned of strict action against anyone trying to create unrest and hatred in society. “Those who indulge in a toxic campaign would be dealt with ruthlessly, ‘’ the Chief Minister said after a high-level …
  • Differently abled persons tie the knot September 16, 2021 9:16 pm Babu Paul, resident of Don Bosco Sneha Bhavan since 2000, married Merlin Varghese on Thursday at St. Mary’s Syrian Church at Palluruthy in Kochi of Kerala. The wedding was a vociferous and joyous celebration of the lives of two differently abled persons, …
  • Oommen Chandy's sidelining complete, no party event to conclude year-long MLA golden jubilee September 16, 2021 6:26 pm Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The yearlong celebrations planned to mark the golden jubilee of senior Congress leader Oommen Chandy as a legislator is supposed to come to an end on Friday. But, incidentally, neither the Kottayam District Congress …
  • Kerala records 22,182 fresh Covid-19 cases, 178 deaths September 16, 2021 2:35 pm There are currently 5,54,807 people under surveillance in various districts of Kerala, of whom 5,27,791 are in home or institutional quarantine and 27,016 in hospitals. (Representational Image)THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala on Thursday reported 22,182 fresh …
  • Pala Bishop's statement not religiously coloured, says Suresh Gopi MP September 16, 2021 12:51 pm Kottayam: Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt of the Pala diocese did not make any statement which was religiously coloured or could cause communal discord, Rajya Sabha MP Suresh Gopi said on Thursday. The actor-politician, speaking to the media after visiting the …
  • Dr Mathews Mar Severios Metropolitan to become new head of Orthodox Church September 16, 2021 12:07 pm By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: In a major development, an Episcopal synod of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church (MOSC) has decided to nominate Dr. Mathews Mar Severios as the Catholicos of East and the Supreme Head of the Church. He will be succeeding …
  • Kerala to equip volunteers for emergencies September 14, 2021 11:45 pm By Express News Service KOCHI: The State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) will roll out Aapda Mitra Scheme, a project to train community volunteers to equip the state during emergencies. The scheme was already implimented on a pilot basis in Kottayam …
  • Unguarded, tourist spots turn treacherous September 14, 2021 11:45 pm Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Deaths by drowning have become  frequent at Azhimala and Kallar, but the authorities concerned haven’t taken enough steps to protect visitors. Appointing lifeguards at beaches and popular water bodies, fencing …
  • FSSAI suspends licences of 15 food business operators in Kerala September 14, 2021 7:13 pm Food safety watchdog FSSAI has suspended the licences of 15 food business operators in Kerala as they failed to comply with the requisite mandatory safety audits despite repeated reminders. To strengthen the food safety surveillance system, the Food Safety …
  • Rubber Board to organise Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav September 14, 2021 7:04 am As part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ organised to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence, Rubber Board is organising Jan-Utsav throughout the rubber belts in India. The Board will mobilise 7.5 lakh rubber farmers of growing regions across …
  • COVID-19: Kerala records 15,058 fresh cases, TPR dips to 16.39 percent September 14, 2021 4:50 am Kerala recorded 15,058 fresh COVID-19 cases and 99 deaths on Monday, pushing the total tally of active cases to 2,08,773 and deaths to 22,650. The Test Positivity rate was reported at 16.39 percent in the state as 91,885 samples were tested in the past 24 …
  • Concerns on 'love and narcotic jihad' should be discussed" September 14, 2021 3:01 am Kottayam (Kerala) [India], September 14 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president K Surendran said that concerns raised by Pala Bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangatt regarding 'Love Jihad' and 'Narcotic Jihad' should be discussed. The …
  • Parties recalibrate stance on Pala bishop’s narcotic jihad remarks September 14, 2021 2:40 am By Express News Service T’PURAM/KOTTAYAM: On a day the Nair Service Society extended support to Pala Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt on his ‘love jihad’ and ‘narcotic jihad’ remarks, the Congress and BJP recalibrated their positions on Monday, goading the …
  • Narcotic jihad: Congress takes nuanced approach, LDF asked to make stance clear September 14, 2021 2:40 am Express News Service KOTTAYAM: The ‘love jihad’ and ‘narcotic jihad’ remarks of Pala Bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangatt have opened a Pandora’s box as more people including community and religious heads have joined the debate on the issue. At the same time, …
  • Narcotic Jihad: BJP leaders meet Bishop, Cong accuses govt of being ‘mute spectator’ September 13, 2021 5:03 pm With the controversy over “love and narcotic jihad” remark by Pala Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt refusing to die down, the Congress and the BJP on Monday engaged in a fresh round of verbal sparring, trading charges against each other over the issue. …
  • Anti-Muslim speech: Nuns in Kerala walkout from Sunday mass September 13, 2021 3:45 pm Kottayam: A group of nuns in Kerala's Kuruvilangad convent staged a walkout from Sunday's holy mass, protesting against anti-muslim comments made by the priest during the service. The development comes amid the recent controversy sparked by Pala …
  • COVID-19: Kerala logs 20,240 fresh cases, 67 deaths September 13, 2021 3:15 am Image Source : PTI/FILE There are currently 6,03,315 people under surveillance in various districts, of whom 5,72,761 are in home or institutional quarantine and 30,554 in hospitals.   Kerala recorded 20,240 fresh coronavirus cases and 67 deaths on …
  • Kochi metro revives corridor proposal beneath viaduct at Thripunithura September 12, 2021 7:16 pm Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) has revived its proposal to build a road beneath the Kochi metro’s S.N. Junction-Thripunithura extension, it is learnt. This was after office-bearers of Thripunithura Rajanagari Union of Residents Associations (TRURA) met …
  • Kerala BJP writes to Amit Shah for protection of Catholic Bishop September 12, 2021 11:12 am In a deft political move, Kerala BJP state general secretary and former Vice Chairman of All India Minorities Commission, George Kurien has written to Union Home Minister, Amit Shah to provide protection to Arch Bishop of Pala, Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt …
  • Narcotic jihad row: Thousands rally behind Bishop Kallarangatt in Pala September 12, 2021 1:41 am By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: Even as the controversial ‘love jihad, narcotic jihad’ remarks of Mar Joseph Kallarangatt, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pala, created ripples in the social fabric of the state, Pala town has been witnessing …
  • Pala diocese clarifies on ‘narcotic jihad’ remark September 12, 2021 1:41 am By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: As the row over Pala bishop Joseph Kallarangatt’s ‘narcotic jihad’ remarks continues to boil over, Catholic diocese of Pala has come up with a clarification that the bishop didn’t intend to hurt anyone, but passed a …
  • Church, BJP back Kerala bishop’s ‘narcotics jihad’ remarks, say he is speaking community’s concern September 11, 2021 10:55 pm As the controversial “narcotic jihad’’ statement of Catholic bishop Joseph Kallarangatt rages on in Kerala, opposition BJP and the Catholic church have backed the bishop and rallied behind him, even as ruling CPI(M) and main opposition Congress have …
  • Sex racket’s role  under lens after woman’s abuse September 11, 2021 12:12 am Express News Service KOCHI: The Kochi City police are probing the role of a sex racket in an incident in which a woman was molested in a car and her valuables stolen near the Kaloor international stadium by a couple and their accomplice after promising her …
  • Kerala HC keeps in abeyance stay order on expulsion of Knanaya members September 11, 2021 12:12 am By Express News Service KOCHI: The Kerala High Court has kept in abeyance for one month the order issued by the Additional District Court, Kottayam, staying the ruling of the sub court restraining the archbishop of Kottayam from expelling members on …
  • Kudumbashree’s urban vegetable kiosks are a hit September 11, 2021 12:12 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After their ‘nattuchanthas’, an initiative that distributes organic agriculture produce to rural areas weekly, the Kudumbashree Mission has now launched ‘nagarachanthas’ or urban vegetable kiosks that cater to the …
  • ‘Narcotic jihad’: Bishop crossed limits, feels Congress; drugs have no religion, says Pinarayi September 10, 2021 11:33 pm By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM/KOCHI : The controversy over Pala Bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangatt’s ‘narcotic jihad’ remark took centre stage on Friday with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Opposition leader V D Satheesan urging religious …
  • People Holding Responsible Positions Shouldn’t Make Communal Statements: Kerala CM Over 'Love Narcotic Jihad’ Remark September 10, 2021 9:41 pm Reacting to the ‘love and narcotic jihad’ remark by Catholic bishop Joseph Kallarangatt, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said those who hold responsible positions should refrain from making statements causing division in society. He said …
  • Love and narcotic jihad remark: Cong criticises Kerala bishop, BJP urges society to discuss it September 10, 2021 5:04 pm The controversial statement of Catholic bishop Joseph Kallarangatt on the alleged 'love and narcotic jihad' kicked up a political storm in Kerala on Friday as the opposition Congress came out criticising him saying the remarks had "crossed the …
  • Congress leaders Satheesan, PT Thomas slam Pala bishop's 'narcotic jihad' remarks September 10, 2021 11:03 am By Express News Service KOCHI: Senior Congress leaders VD Satheesan and PT Thomas have strongly criticized Pala bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangatt's allegations of 'narcotic jihad', a new method to convert Christian youth, saying the bishop's …
  • Kudumbashree opens vegetable kiosks in Kerala's urban areas September 10, 2021 5:39 am Bid to ensure market for organic vegetables, value-added products of units. The Kudumbashree mission has launched urban vegetable kiosks to ensure market for organic vegetables and tuber crops produced by its farming joint liability groups (JLGs) in the …
  • 26,200 test positive for Covid in Kerala, test positivity rate at 16.69% September 10, 2021 5:03 am Employees of a showroom wait for customers, in Kochi on ThursdayTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state on Thursday recorded 26,200 Covid positive cases and 29,209 recoveries. The test positivity rate (TPR) is 16.69%, as per the official statistics released by the …
  • Kerala: Missing woman found 6-ft under lover's kitchen September 4, 2021 11:53 am The Kerala Police on Saturday exhumed a woman's mortal remains from a pit dug inside her lover's home in Idukki district after she was reported missing since August 15, said an officer. The body that was dug out from the kitchen was identified by …

  • Two dead, two injured as cars collide on Kerala's Alappuzha Bypass August 31, 2021 9:47 am By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Two persons died and two others suffered injuries after two cars collided on the Alappuzha Bypass road in the early hours of Tuesday. The deceased have been identified as Sunilkumar, 40, a native of Maradu, Tripunithura, …
  • Three youngsters die as scooter rams into electric post in Kerala's Alappuzha district August 22, 2021 10:36 am By Express News Service CHENGANNUR: Three youths died when the scooter they were travelling on rammed into an electric post at Venmani in Alappuzha district on Saturday. Police said the accident happened at the Venmani-Anjilichuvad junction at 9.30 pm on …
  • Alappuzha Municipality to supply organic veggies, flowers August 20, 2021 2:05 pm Alappuzha (Kerala) [India], August 20 (ANI): For this year Onam, the Alappuzha Municipality has decided to supply organic vegetables and flowers to people at a low cost. The organic farming initiative is named 'Ponnonathottam' loosely translated as …
  • Doctors go on strike in Alappuzha August 4, 2021 12:40 am Representative imageKOTTAYAM: Government doctors in Alappuzha kept away from work on Tuesday protesting against the police inaction on the assault on a doctor by CPM workers last month. Around 300 doctors took part in the protest. The striking doctors …
  • 16-year-old girl ends life at her house in Alappuzha June 26, 2021 11:23 pm By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: In the second such incident under the Vallikunnam police station limits here within a gap of two days, a 16-year-old girl was found hanging at her house at Elippakulam on Friday evening. Deceased Anakha, daughter of …
  • Police launch probe into ‘killing’ of 30 pet pigeons reared by 11-year-old in Alappuzha district in Kerala June 25, 2021 12:54 pm RSS activist says pigeons were killed by CPI(M) activists in an ‘act of revenge’. However, the boy’s family rules out political angle The police have launched an investigation into the ‘deaths’ of 30 ornamental pigeons reared by an 11-year-old boy at …
  • Alappuzha native Adarsh a step closer to dream, gears up for football stint in Spain June 18, 2021 1:51 am Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Paving the way for the realisation of a footballing dream, Alappuzha lad Adarsh PR has received an opportunity to attend a three-week training stint with a Spanish club. The 21-year-old forward is set to travel to the town …
  • 1.5-lakh Casuarina trees to be planted in coastal areas of Alappuzha June 16, 2021 8:43 am In a bid to protect coastal areas, the Social Forestry wing of the Kerala Forests and Wildlife Department will plant 1.5-lakh Casuarina trees in the district. K. Saji, Assistant Conservator of Forests (Social Forestry), Alappuzha, said, the planting …
  • Two friends found dead in Alappuzha, cops suspect sanitiser consumption May 24, 2021 12:10 pm By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Two persons were found dead at Chavady near Thuravoor in Alappuzha's Cherthala taluk after they allegedly consumed hand sanitizer on Monday, police said. Kuthiathode Circle Inspector AV Saiju said the deceased were …
  • Kodakara hawala heist: Cops widen probe, on trail of Alappuzha native May 23, 2021 11:03 pm By Express News Service THRISSUR: Even as the BJP state leaders failed to appear before the special investigation team in connection with the Kodakara hawala heist, the police have widened the probe and are on the trail of an Alappuzha native, to whom the …
  • Tourists can see Navy’s fast-attack vessel on Alappuzha beach soon May 19, 2021 2:39 am Express News Service KOCHI: In a major boost to LDF government’s pet Alappuzha Heritage Project, the Navy has handed over the Fast-Attack Craft (INFAC) T-81, which will be on display at the Alappuzha beach. Vice-Admiral A K Chawla, chief of Southern Naval …
  • Lakshmi Madhavan’s installation ‘Hanging by a Thread’ at Alappuzha blends art with life May 10, 2021 5:40 pm Lakshmi Madhavan’s installation, showcased at the ‘Lokame Tharavadu’ art exhibition in Alappuzha, is an ode to her roots and celebrates the traditional weaves of Balaramapuram Woven into the warp and weft of each white and gold mundum-neriyathum ( …
  • Sinking Covid patient in Alappuzha shifted to hospital on bike, duo hailed May 8, 2021 1:39 am By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: A Covid patient was shifted to a Covid hospital from a Domiciliary Care Centre (DCC) on a two-wheeler in Alappuzha on Friday, exposing the chinks in the facilities and preparations for the expected huge surge of pandemic …
  • Alappuzha: Citadel of Left politics gears up for intense fight March 21, 2021 4:41 am Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Alappuzha, a Communist bastion, is set for another battle of ballots with all three candidates fielding strong candidates in all nine seats. From UDF, Congress has fielded eight candidates, including two sitting MLAs in …
  • Kerala’s Alappuzha church backs BJP for ‘saving’ historical shrine from demolition March 6, 2021 10:38 am A 1000-year-old Christian church in Kerala’s Alappuzha district, which was to be demolished for the widening of a national highway, is now set to be declared a protected monument. The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church credits BJP leader Dr R Balashankar for …
  • Union ministers Pralhad Joshi and V Muraleedharan call on the parents of RSS activist Nandu Krishna killed in Alappuzha February 27, 2021 6:10 pm
  • Kerala: RSS worker killed in Alappuzha, BJP blames PFI February 25, 2021 4:24 am Image Source : PTI (FILE) RSS worker killed in Kerala's Alappuzha, BJP blames PFI  A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker was killed in a clash between two groups in Kerala's Alappuzha district on Wednesday night. According to police, the …
  • RSS worker killed in clash in Kerala's Alappuzha, BJP state unit condemns incident February 25, 2021 1:49 am By PTI ALAPUZZHA: A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker was killed in a clash between two groups in Kerala's Alappuzha district on Wednesday night, police said. The man, identified as Nandu, was killed in the clash between the RSS and SDPI in …
  • Kannur farmer, Alappuzha samiti win top agri honours February 4, 2021 8:05 pm The 24,000 Kayal Padasekhara Samiti, Alappuzha, has won the Mithranikethan K. Viswanathan Memorial Nelkathir Award for group farming and Aneesh P.B. of Kannur the Sibi Kallingal Karshakothama Award for 2020. Agriculture Minister V.S. Sunil Kumar announced …
  • Surprise, surprise! Joe Biden’s rights keeper has her roots in Alappuzha January 22, 2021 5:27 am Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Kannankara village and Kalathil family of Alappuzha are rejoicing. For the ‘granddaughter’ of the village has been appointed to a top post in the National Security Council (NSC) of the United States by President Joe Biden. …
  • Fresh case of bird flu detected in Kainakary in Kerala's Alappuzha January 20, 2021 12:59 pm In a return of the bird flu outbreak in Kerala, a fresh case has been reported in a poultry farm in Alappuzha district’s Kainakary, with officials readying measures for culling and sanitising efforts in the region, a top official said. Dr KM Dileep, …
  • Alappuzha to launch India’s first Labour Movement museum January 17, 2021 5:01 pm By Express News Service KOCHI: Once a bustling maritime town on the west coast and now a global houseboat tourism hub, Alappuzha in Kerala will launch India’s first Labour Movement Museum, showcasing the fascinating history of the world labour movement …
  • Study on bird flu, Covid starts in Alappuzha January 8, 2021 2:46 am By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: The central team tasked to study the avian influenza outbreak and the impact of Covid-19 spread began its investigations in the district on Thursday. Public health specialist of the Union Ministry of Family Welfare Dr …
  • Bird flu: Over 69,000 birds culled in Kerala's Alappuzha, Kottayam January 6, 2021 4:40 pm By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Over 69,000 birds including ducks and chicken were culled in the districts of Alappuzha and Kottayam to contain the H5N8 strain of bird flu, Kerala Animal Husbandry Minister K Raju said on Wednesday. The minister said 19 Rapid …
  • Culling begins at bird flu hotspots in Alappuzha, Kottayam January 6, 2021 6:36 am 45,000 to be culled in all in Alappuzha, operations to continue in the next two days Culling of birds began on Tuesday morning in the wake of the detection of avian influenza (H5N8) in the Kuttanad region. District Animal Husbandry Officer Santhosh Kumar T …
  • High alert: Kerala declares bird flu as state-specific disaster; cases found in Kottayam, Alappuzha January 5, 2021 12:08 pm Jan 05, 2021, 04:21PM ISTSource: Times NowThe bird flu has been declared a state-specific disaster by the Kerala government on Tuesday. The govt has issued a high alert considering the potential of the virus to infect humans. An outbreak of bird flu was …
  • No lapse from party leadership in Alappuzha: CPM January 3, 2021 2:09 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Days after the CPM faced open resentment from party cadre in Alappuzha, the district leadership gave a report to the state committee absolving the leadership of any lapse. However, the protest has not gone down …
  • Kerala: Alappuzha bypass likely to be opened in January December 22, 2020 6:42 am
  • Kerala local body polls: More than 70 per cent voter turnout recorded, Alappuzha tops list December 8, 2020 3:39 pm By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Over 72 per cent of electors had cast their votes in the first phase of the local body elections in the state on Tuesday, when polling came to a close at 6 pm. Five districts - Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, …
  • SR to run trains to M'luru, Alappuzha today November 26, 2020 10:54 am
  • Beaches, parks in Alappuzha district to remain closed November 16, 2020 8:40 am
  • 10,500 tonnes of paddy procured in Alappuzha November 10, 2020 10:25 am After the initial hiccups, paddy procurement is making good progress in the district. The Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation (Supplyco) has so far procured 10,500 tonnes of paddy from farmers in Kuttanad and other parts of the district in the …
  • 551 test positive in Alappuzha September 26, 2020 3:25 am COVID-19 cases continue to spike in the district. For the second time in three days, daily surge crossed the 500-mark with a record 551 people testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 on Friday. The district reported four COVID-related deaths, taking the official …
  • Alappuzha's favourite film shooting location Muppalam gets a facelift September 23, 2020 10:14 am
  • KU’s Alappuzha regional centre to offer MCom Rural Studies September 20, 2020 1:00 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Syndicate of the University of Kerala has decided to start MCom course in Rural Studies at its Regional Centre in Alappuzha. In the first phase, 20 seats have been sanctioned for the course under the varsity’ …
  • Kerala to experiment with water taxis from October, first one in Alappuzha's backwaters September 14, 2020 4:46 pm Written by Vishnu Varma | Kochi | September 14, 2020 9:09:11 pm This is how the water taxi is designed to look Sailing in a new direction in the public water transport sector, Kerala is set to experiment with 10-seater water taxis, the first of which will …
  • Heavy showers to lash Kerala; Orange alert in Kollam, Alappuzha September 6, 2020 10:55 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala is likely to receive heavy showers due to the formation of low pressure over the Arabian Sea. The Indian Meteorological Department sounded Orange alert in Kollam and Alappuzha, warning heavy to very heavy …
  • Alappuzha-based IT firm wins Centre’s innovation challenge August 21, 2020 6:23 am Alappuzha joined the building of an ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat’ on Thursday with Techgentsia Software Technologies Private Limited, an IT company based at Infopark, Cherthala, here winning the ‘Innovation Challenge for the development of videoconferencing …
  • Swachh Survekshan: Alappuzha ranked best small city in innovations but Kerala fares poor overall August 20, 2020 6:58 pm By Express News Service KOCHI: Alappuzha municipality was recognised as the best small city in 'Innovations and Best Practices ' for decentralised wastewater treatment in Swachh Survekshan 2020, the central government's annual survey on …
  • Floodwater starts to recede in Alappuzha August 12, 2020 4:16 am With rain subsiding and the inflow of water from the east decreasing, the flood situation in Alappuzha eased further on Tuesday. Although the situation has improved considerably in many parts of the district, parts of Kuttanad remained inundated. Officials …
  • 151-year-old church collapses in Kerala's Alappuzha after bund breach August 11, 2020 1:30 pm By ANI ALAPPUZHA: The 151-year-old St Paul's CSI church collapsed in Chungam Kuruvelly Padasekharam area of Alappuzha district, Kerala, on Tuesday morning after a bund breached. Since the church was located in the middle of two paddy fields, water …
  • Bund breach leads to collapse of 151-year-old church in Alappuzha August 11, 2020 1:06 pm A 151-year-old church at Pallathuruthy in Kuttanad, Alappuzha collapsed following a bund breach on Tuesday morning. According to officials, St. Paul's church, belonging to the Church of South India (CSI), was destroyed by gushing floodwaters after the …
  • Alappuzha gears up to meet rain threat August 4, 2020 4:52 am The Alappuzha district administration has decided to shift bedridden patients in Kuttanad taluk to government hospitals in view of the flood threat. A meeting of the District Disaster Management Authority chaired by District Collector A. Alexander here on …
  • Alappuzha court acquits all five accused in P. Krishna Pillai memorial torching case July 30, 2020 12:56 pm The Alappuzha District and Sessions Court on Thursday acquitted all five accused in the case related to the attack on the memorial of P. Krishna Pillai, founder-leader of the Communist movement in Kerala. Judge A. Badharudeen absolved Latheesh B. Chandran, …
  • IAS officer who jumped quarantine reinstated Alappuzha sub-collector July 25, 2020 1:43 am Express News Service KOCHI: In a quiet move, Anupam Mishra, IAS, who was suspended by the government for violating the quarantine rules after he returned from Singapore and Indonesia in March, has been reinstated in service. The former sub-collector of …
  • NRI who returned from Saudi Arabia dies of COVID-19 in Alappuzha, toll in Kerala now 34 July 14, 2020 11:12 am By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: A 47-year-old Chunakkara native died of COVID-19 at the Government Medical College in Alappuzha. Nazeer, an NRI, had arrived from Saudi Arabia in the first week of July. Health officials said that he died early on Monday …
  • Alappuzha native among nine new Covid cases in Ernakulam district June 27, 2020 2:49 am By Express News Service KOCHI: Nine persons, including an Alappuzha native who arrived from abroad, tested positive for Covid-19 in the district on Friday. Of the total cases, eight returned from Gulf countries – including six from Kuwait – and one from …
  • SNDP Yogam leader under scanner for 'fraud' found hanging in union office near Alappuzha June 24, 2020 8:50 am By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: SNDP Yogam general secretary Vellapally Natesan’s close aide K K Mahesan was found hanging at the union office at Mararikulam near here on Wednesday. Mararikulam police said the body was found by 10 am. Mahesan, who is …
  • Girders installed for Alappuzha bypass rail overbridge June 21, 2020 2:57 am Taking another step towards the completion of the Alappuzha bypass project, the installation of girders as part of the construction of a rail overbridge (ROB) at Kuthirapanthy has begun. Officials said here on Saturday that the first girder was fixed …
  • Woman who tried to commit suicide dies in road accident in Kerala's Alappuzha June 17, 2020 6:13 am Representative image ALAPPUZHA: A 32-year-old-woman, who tried to commit suicide, died after the ambulance which was carrying her rammed a truck on NH-66 within Aroor police station limits. Her father and uncle also suffered injuries in the accident. …
  • Kerala: Congress youth activist stabbed in Alappuzha district April 22, 2020 12:37 pm Kerala: Congress youth activist stabbed in Alappuzha district A Congress youth activist was stabbed following a controversy over the functioning of a community kitchen at Alappuzha district in Kerala. Late on Tuesday, Youth Congress worker Suhail while …
  • Houseboats In Kerala's Alappuzha Likely To Be Turned Into COVID-19 Isolation Wards April 15, 2020 10:29 am M Anjana said that houseboats have different bed strengths. (Representational) Alappuzha (Kerala): Houseboats in Kerala's Alappuzha districts may be turned into COVID-19 isolation wards if the need arises, said District Collector M Anjana.  "The …
  • Doctor online facility launched in Alappuzha March 30, 2020 6:14 am The Alappuzha district administration, district medical office and Government Medical College, Alappuzha has joined hands to launch ‘doctor online’ facility in the district. The facility will help people under lockdown to consult doctors without going to …
  • Meeting hunger pangs in Alappuzha during lockdown March 27, 2020 7:14 am It was just another working day for them on Thursday. A group of seven, including four women and three men, reached the Janakeeya Adukala (community kitchen) run by the P. Krishnapillai Smaraka Trust at Mannanchery, near Alappuzha, around 6 a.m. They …
  • Alappuzha survivor says the lockdown will pay off March 25, 2020 11:38 am He had his first tryst with a lockdown in the Chinese city of Wuhan, ground zero of the COVID-19 outbreak. After receiving a text message in the early hours of January 23, he, along with his friends, scrambled to reach the Wuhan Tianhe international …
  • Case registered against Alappuzha native for holding wedding March 22, 2020 1:36 am By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Alappuzha North police have registered a criminal case against Shameer Ahammed of  Arattuvazhi in Alappuzha, for holding his daughter’s wedding on March 15 violating the government’s direction against large gatherings. …
  • US couple evades quarantine at Alappuzha Medical College March 14, 2020 12:56 am By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: A US couple, who was referred to the isolation ward of Alappuzha Medical College Hospital, evaded quarantine and went missing on Friday. Officials said the couple reached Kerala via Doha from London on March 9. They …
  • COVID-19: Student discharged from Alappuzha MCH February 14, 2020 1:33 am By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: THE medical student who was admitted to the Alappuzha Medical College Hospital (MCH) isolation ward with coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) was discharged on Thursday. Officials said the state medical board approved the …
  • NIV Alappuzha given state nodal laboratory tag for testing nCoV February 7, 2020 2:18 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As the state tightens its vigil against the novel coronavirus (nCoV), the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Alappuzha, has been designated as the state nodal laboratory for testing nCoV. The Alappuzha unit is …
  • nCoV sample testing begins in Alappuzha unit of NIV February 4, 2020 7:56 am Testing of samples for novel coronavirus (nCoV) has started at the National Institute of Virology (NIV) unit in Alappuzha. All facilities have been made available at the Alappuzha unit and it takes 7-8 hours to test a sample. “We have started testing …
  • India's second coronavirus case confirmed in Kerala's Alappuzha February 2, 2020 9:21 am Two days after the first case of dreaded novel coronavirus case was confirmed in the state, one more person has tested positive for the killer virus in Kerala. A Wuhan university student who returned from China on January 24 has tested positive, according …
  • Coronavirus outbreak: India's second positive case reported in Kerala's Alappuzha February 2, 2020 7:27 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Two days after the first case of Coronavirus infection in India was confirmed in Kerala, the state reported its second positive case. As per a statement from the Union Health Ministry, the second positive case …
  • Coronavirus outbreak: India's second positive case confirmed in Kerala's Alappuzha February 2, 2020 6:13 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Two days after the first case of Coronavirus infection in India was confirmed in Kerala, the state reported its second positive case. As per a statement from the Union Health Ministry, the second confirmed case …
  • Miraculous escape for 16, as houseboat catches fire in Alappuzha January 24, 2020 9:27 am Alappuzha: It was a miraculous escape for 16 people, including a six-month-old child, when they jumped out of a burning houseboat near here on Thursday, official sources said. A group of 16 from Kannur boarded the luxury houseboat from Kumarakom and were …
  • Young entrepreneur raises bribe allegations against Alappuzha municipal chairman January 22, 2020 9:21 am By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA A young woman entrepreneur came out with allegations of bribery against Alappuzha municipal chairman Illickal Kunjumon, that the chairman asked Rs 10 lakh for operating an under water expo in Alappuzha. Kochi-based Niel …
  • Alappuzha: Youth commits suicide; father alleges police threat, torture January 9, 2020 2:17 am By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: An 18-year-old youth ended his life on Wednesday after the police allegedly threatened him and tortured his brother at the Alappuzha North police station. The body of Akshaydev, son of Sudhakaran of Palakulam at …
  • Strike supporters block houseboat carrying Nobel laureate Levitt in Alappuzha January 8, 2020 2:21 pm Nobel laureate Michael Levitt and fellow tourists visiting Kuttanad had a harrowing experience on Wednesday after the houseboat in which they were travelling was blocked by supporters of the nationwide general strike at R Block near here. Professor Levitt, …
  • Mehaboob Alappuzha, who runs a late-night diner at Alappuzha, entertains his customers with his singing November 14, 2019 12:37 pm As vehicles zip through the National Highway at General Hospital Junction in Alappuzha, ‘Surumayezhuthiya mizhikale...’, the soulful, evergreen MS Baburaj-song fills the night air with melody. Mehaboob Alappuzha croons the number even as he dips sliced …
  • Alappuzha all set for Nehru Trophy Boat Race August 31, 2019 8:07 am Alappuzha is all set to host the 67th edition of the Nehru Trophy Boat Race on Saturday. It is also going to be the first race of the inaugural edition of the Champions Boat League (CBL). The race will be flagged off by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at …
  • Canon India launches first exclusive 'Canon Image Square' store in Alappuzha August 29, 2019 7:40 am Canon India, one of the leaders in imaging space, further expanded its retail outreach in Kerala, with the inauguration of its first experiential Canon Image Square (CIS) store in Alappuzha. Located at Reliance Mall, Vadakkal, Alappuzha, the launch further …
  • Alappuzha: Teacher accused of pocso charge faces arrest August 23, 2019 10:21 pm ALAPPUZHA: The north police here has registered a case against a teacher of SDV Girls’ High School for sexual misconduct against a Class VI student. The accused S. Venu, 51, Sanskrit teacher, allegedly misbehaved with her during an awareness camp on ‘Our …
  • 600 people held in Alappuzha camp as repair of bund not over August 16, 2019 11:49 pm ALAPPUZHA: The residents of Kanakassery paddy polders are in deep trouble due to the government's failure to strengthen the outer bunds. As many as 600 residents, who have been displaced by the bund breach at Kuttamangalam last week, can hope to return …
  • How Kanjikuzhi village in Alappuzha became the first chemical-free, vegetable-sufficient panchayat in Kerala August 16, 2019 5:59 am The sea breeze blows gently, laden with the smell of sand and salt, as I make my way to Kanjikuzhi, a coastal village in Kerala’s Alappuzha district. Once I enter the village, the air is suddenly crisp with a new aroma. Of vegetables, gathered fresh from …
  • Alappuzha collector had food with coastal govt school pupils July 3, 2019 4:27 am
  • Alappuzha: Girl raped by father, cousins June 29, 2019 9:55 pm ALAPPUZHA: The Thrikunnapuzha police will record the statement of the mother of the 16-year-old girl who was impregnated after being raped by father  and four cousins. According to the police, they decided to summon mother to get clarification on the …
  • Alappuzha policewoman Soumya killed for ‘no’ to marriage proposal June 17, 2019 7:27 am A day after woman civil police officer Soumya Pushpakaran was killed after being set on fire by a man at Thekkemuri in Vallikunnam, the police said she was murdered for rejecting his marriage proposal. District Police Chief K.M. Tomy on Sunday told The …
  • Kerala: Female cop dies after being set on fire by policeman in Alappuzha district June 15, 2019 2:59 pm Soumya is survived by her husband, who works in the Gulf, and three children. A female civil police officer was hacked and later set on fire by a male cop in Alappuzha district of Kerala Saturday, district police chief confirmed. While the female officer …
  • Alappuzha gets a canopy June 5, 2019 2:00 am Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Mangroves and coconut lagoons give a green cover to Alappuzha district, sandwiched between Vembanad lake and Arabian sea. Till 2013, it was the only district in the state without a forest land. That changed when the Forest …
  • Alappuzha: Bangal native held for online shopping fraud May 20, 2019 12:30 am Alappuzha: The Changannur police arrested a Bangal native in connection with online shopping fraud.  Accord-ing to the police, the accused has been identified as Biplav Ghose, 21, Sodepur, Kolkata. He was arrested by team led by sub-inspector P. S. Prakash …
  • Alappuzha: Youth arrested for grabbing girl’s hand May 10, 2019 9:26 pm ALAPPUZHA: Chengannur police arrested a youth for forcefully grabbing the hands of a girl student.   According to the police, the accused has been identified as Sumesh, 30 from Sumesh Bhavan, Kanihanelloor, Cheppad here.   He was arrested recently after …
  • Alappuzha: Mother held for killing own baby April 28, 2019 8:44 pm Alappuzha: Police on Sunday held the mother over the mysterious death of a one-and-half-year-old baby girl in Pattanakkad here. It said the interrogation of Athira of Kollampally Colony was continuing till late evening but refused to divulge details.   The …
  • Alappuzha: Lookout notice for man accused of raping actor April 14, 2019 8:34 pm Alappuzha: The Kayamkulam police has decided to issue lookout notice for a 37-year-old rape accused on the basis of a complaint by a 61- year-old serial actress. The police said the notice was under preparation. ''We decided to issue the lookout …
  • Ramoji Film City to build houses in Alappuzha March 2, 2019 2:18 am By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA:  Ramoji Film City, one of the largest film studio complexes in the world, will build 116 houses at a total cost of Rs 7 crore in Alappuzha to aid the revival of the flood-ravaged district. Local Self-Government Minister A …
  • Alappuzha shows the way in waste management February 24, 2019 2:52 am Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: The Alappuzha municipality has broken new ground in waste management by going in for a decentralised system amid the general trend to opt for big-ticket schemes in tackling urban refuse.   Aided by unstinted cooperation of …
  • Sabarimala entry row: Hartal violence rocks Alappuzha district January 3, 2019 3:19 pm By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Large-scale violence rocked the district during the dawn-to-dusk hartal called by the Sabarimala Karma Samithi on Thursday. Government offices registered lukewarm attendance and traffic was severely affected at several …
  • Kerala floods: Recovery painfully slow for Alappuzha November 26, 2018 4:38 pm When it started raining on July 15, Sasiamma, 61, noticed nothing unusual. On the evening of July 17, she was sitting on the verandah of her newly constructed house at Kuttamangalam in Kuttanad, watching rising water levels in the outer bund of the …
  • Alappuzha bypass project in limbo October 23, 2018 7:30 am The Alappuzha bypass project is not likely to be opened to traffic this year. Although 96% of the project has been completed, construction of two rail overbridges (ROBs) at Malikamukku and Kuthirapanthy are still pending. Sources said that steel girders, …
  • Survivors of trafficking repair houses in flood-hit Alappuzha August 31, 2018 12:17 pm Twenty-year-old Neha is a trained carpenter. Since the waters receded, she’s been hammering and sawing, busy repairing and replacing windows, doors, and furniture to make schools and homes habitable again. “In several buildings, joints, hinges and screws …
  • Behind The Deluge: Bureaucrats Share Alappuzha Flood Rescue Mission Story August 28, 2018 4:44 pm S Suhas, a Collector from Karnataka, says the disaster has changed him as a person. Kerala: Two young bureaucrats were at the helm of coordinating the administrative efforts in Kerala's flood-hit Chengannur when the district was cut off and inundated. …
  • Despite Kerala flood woes, people celebrate Onam with gaiety in Alappuzha relief camp August 25, 2018 4:02 pm Online Desk Onam, the biggest and most colourful festival of Kerala, is celebrated with fervour and cheerfulness by Malayalees all over the world. However, this year things are different since the state suffered its worst flood in a century that took the …
  • Kerala floods: Pinarayi visits relief camps in Alappuzha August 23, 2018 7:21 pm Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday reviewed the functioning of relief camps in Chengannur, Kozhencherry, Alappuzha, North Paravur and Chalakudy. His visit comes a day after he announced that no one needs to be rescued from any part of the …
  • Kerala Floods: Toll 165, many still await rescue; situation ‘grave’ in Ernakulam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Thrissur August 19, 2018 11:08 am Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: August 18, 2018 12:37:13 am People wait for aid on the roof of their house at a flooded area in Kerala. (REUTERS) Multiple government agencies on Friday rescued 82,442 people who were stranded in …
  • Kerala floods: Situation ‘grave’ in Ernakulam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Thrissur August 18, 2018 12:04 am Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: August 18, 2018 12:37:13 am People wait for aid on the roof of their house at a flooded area in Kerala. (REUTERS) Multiple government agencies on Friday rescued 82,442 people who were stranded in …
  • Caste-based discrimination alleged at flood relief camp in Alappuzha July 25, 2018 1:57 am By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: The police have started an investigation after a group of people belonging to Dalit community alleged caste-based discrimination at a flood relief camp in Pallippad panchayat, near here.  The police registered a case …
  • Alappuzha Sreekumar passes away June 23, 2018 1:49 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Alappuzha Sreekumar, Carnatic vocalist and former principal of Sree Swathi Thirunal College of Music here has died. He was 57. Sreekumar had been undergoing treatment for liver-related ailment at a private …
  • Southwest monsoon displays its fury in Kerala, 16 dead; Trivandrum, Alappuzha most affected June 11, 2018 11:41 am Written by Vishnu Varma | Kochi | Updated: June 11, 2018 5:06:43 pm Monsoon rain gains strength through the western coast. A man cycle down the roads of flood prone area of Kuttanad in Kerala. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran) It’s been two weeks since …
  • Karnataka MLAs not arriving in Alappuzha resort: Thomas Chandy May 17, 2018 1:34 pm ALAPPUZHA: Former Minister and Kerala MLA Thomas Chandy on Thursday dismissed as "hoax" media reports that newly elected Congress and Janata Dal-Secular legislators in Karnataka were travelling to stay at his resort here. "These are all hoax …
  • Karnataka MLAs not arriving in Alappuzha: Resort owner May 17, 2018 1:18 pm Alappuzha (Kerala), May 17 (IANS) Former Minister and Kerala MLA Thomas Chandy on Thursday dismissed as “hoax” media reports that newly elected Congress and Janata Dal-Secular legislators in Karnataka were travelling to stay at his resort here. “These are …
  • Boost for Alappuzha brand turmeric May 16, 2018 2:06 am ALAPPUZHA: The Alappuzha brands of turmeric will get a boost with the  principal agriculture office deciding  to expand farm-based cultivation in the district.  Turmeric, used  widely to make   beauty products and medicine, is currently being cultivated in …
  • Meghalaya Ministers Visit Kerala to Understand Alappuzha’s Waste Management Model April 30, 2018 9:21 am NET Bureau A delegation led by Urban Affairs Minister Hamletson Dohling, PHE Minister Samlin Malgniang and Government Chief Whip Agatha K. Sangma visited Alappuzha town in Kerala to understand the unique waste management model. During the visit, the …

  • Kerala: POCSO case victim ends life in Pathanamthitta September 23, 2021 11:36 am
  • India logs 31,923 COVID cases; active cases decline to 3.01 lakh September 23, 2021 11:09 am Image Source : PTI. A medic administers a dose of COVID vaccine to a beneficiary in Srinagar.   India recorded new 31,923 cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 282 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the …
  • Laha Gopalan: Champion departs midway of Chengara mission September 23, 2021 3:37 am Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA: “Gopalan chettan taught us not to bow our heads in front of others. He wanted us to fight without rest till our demands are met by the authorities,” said PS Uthaman, a tribal rights activist from the Rajampara tribal …
  • Leader of Kerala's Chengara land struggle Laha Gopalan dies at 72 September 22, 2021 9:26 am By Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA: Chengara land struggle leader Laha Gopalan died here on Wednesday at the age of 72. He was undergoing treatment in the Pathanamthitta General Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. He was suffering from …
  • Kerala reports 15,768 new Covid cases September 22, 2021 3:51 am The total number of active cases in state was 1,61,195. (Representational imaga)THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state reported 15,768 new cases in the 1,05,513 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours. The test positivity rate was 14.94%. At the same time, …
  • Kerala achieves milestone in Covid fight, one crore fully vaccinated September 22, 2021 3:49 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a major milestone in the fight against the pandemic, the number of people who has been administered both doses of Covid vaccine in the state crossed one crore on Tuesday. The state has also inoculated 90% of …
  • Moodle LMS training for teachers starts Wednesday September 21, 2021 3:22 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The third cluster of the institution-level training programme on Moodle-based Learning Management System (LMS), for the faculty members of selected institutions from various districts, will be held from September …
  • World Alzheimer’s Day: Early detection key to tackling memory loss September 21, 2021 2:41 am Express News Service KOCHI: Dealing with dementia is not an easy walk for either patients or caregivers. Ciby Varghese, a resident of Pathanamthitta, has been taking care of her father Paulose K P (72), who has been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for …
  • Contrasting emotions among parents, teachers as Kerala govt gives nod to reopen schools September 20, 2021 4:51 pm Online Desk The Kerala government's green signal to reopen schools in November despite the continued threat of COVID-19 has left parents and teachers in a dilemma.    The unexpected lockdown in the wake of the pandemic in early 2020 ushered in …
  • Sabarimala airport proposal faulty, says DGCA September 20, 2021 1:29 pm The proposed construction of a Greenfield airport on the Cheruvalli estate near Erumeli, Kottayam appears to have hit turbulence with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) finding fault with its design and techno-economic feasibility report. …
  • Nod to start land takeover for proposed greenfield highway September 18, 2021 4:01 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The proposed greenfield national highway parallel to MC Road (SH-1 and NH 183) connecting the capital city to Angamaly via Kottarakkara and Kottayam as part of the Bharat Mala Pariyojana moves a step closer with the …
  • ‘Need-based psychosocial interventions required for health workers’ September 17, 2021 6:03 pm Covid caused major changes in the work-life environment of healthcare workers (HCWS) including excessive workload, extended time, erratic timimgs, separation from family, and inconvenient PPEs which have led to psychological impact on them, and raise the …
  • Intensity of transmission comes down September 17, 2021 7:15 am The State logged 22,182 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, when 1,21,486 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. Now that the intensity of COVID-19 transmission has substantially come down and vaccination coverage has increased, the State has reached a …
  • COVID-19 pandemic had psychosocial impact on healthcare workers, study says September 17, 2021 4:48 am The study findings point to the challenges at the organisational level which is reflected in major changes in the working culture of HCWs New Delhi: A study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has revealed that increase in the work volume and …
  • Kerala records fresh 33,182 Covid cases, state govt withholds TPR data September 17, 2021 2:25 am Image Source : PTI However, 22,182 fresh positive cases, reported in the last 24 hours, out of 1,21,486 samples tested during the same period, gives a figure of 18.25 percent.   Kerala reported 22,182 fresh COVID-19 infections and 178 deaths, pushing the …
  • Kerala records 22,182 fresh Covid-19 cases, 178 deaths September 16, 2021 2:35 pm There are currently 5,54,807 people under surveillance in various districts of Kerala, of whom 5,27,791 are in home or institutional quarantine and 27,016 in hospitals. (Representational Image)THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala on Thursday reported 22,182 fresh …
  • Green space in the desert   September 13, 2021 9:11 pm Express News Service KOCHI: When the first wave of the Covid pandemic hit the world, the five-member family of Benny Thomas, a Pathanamthitta-native settled in Doha for the past 20 years, wasn’t worried about sourcing food. To their rescue came the organic …
  • Two from Kerala drown in River Cauvery September 11, 2021 6:31 pm Two youth from Kerala drowned in River Cauvery at Karanampalayam check dam here on Saturday evening. Police said the victims, B. Kiran Babu (23) of Thiruvalla in Pathanamthitta district and P. Edu (22) of Ponnani in Malappuram district, along with their …
  • Kerala govt conducts seroprevalence study to assess COVID spread September 11, 2021 2:09 pm Pathanamthitta: The Kerala government is conducting a seroprevalence study to take stock of the spread of COVID-19 virus among the people in the state. Health Minister Veena George said the study began earlier this month and is expected to be completed by …
  • 26,200 test positive for Covid in Kerala, test positivity rate at 16.69% September 10, 2021 5:03 am Employees of a showroom wait for customers, in Kochi on ThursdayTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state on Thursday recorded 26,200 Covid positive cases and 29,209 recoveries. The test positivity rate (TPR) is 16.69%, as per the official statistics released by the …
  • Kerala logs over 30,000 new Covid cases, 181 deaths September 9, 2021 8:14 am Picture used for representational purpose onlyTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Over 30,000 fresh cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) were reported in the state in the past 24 hours with a test positivity rate (TPR) of 17.63%. The number of local bodies which …
  • Ernakulam administration named social media favourite September 9, 2021 3:41 am Express News Service KOCHI: While the world is struggling with an influx of fake news and misinformation, providing credible data is a huge responsibility. As the team at the District Information Office, Ernakulam. Right from the time the first Nipah case …
  • Sabarimala temple opens virtual booking from Sept 17; COVID guidelines in place for devotees September 8, 2021 5:41 pm Sabarimala pilgrims intending to visit the famed temple during the five-day season this month starting September 17 can book their time of visit on Wednesday evening, according to the Travancore Devasom Board (TDB). The TDB is the body that oversees the …
  • A schoolteacher popularises Central Travancore jaggery, and triggers a sweet revolution September 8, 2021 8:42 am Sugarcane grown on the flooded river banks of the Pampa, Manimala, Achankovil and Meenachil yields sweet organic jaggery with a distinctive taste Two days ago, I received by post two packs of honey-coloured organic jaggery. Sweetened by the sun and the …
  • Relief as recoveries outpace new Covid cases in Kerala, test positivity rate below 16% September 8, 2021 1:37 am Among the new cases, 24,253 cases have been infected through local transmission.THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state on Tuesday reported 25,772 Covid-19 positive cases with a test positivity rate is 15.87% when 1,62,428 samples were tested. As many as 189 recent …
  • Kerala lifts night curfew, withdraws Sunday lockdown September 7, 2021 8:09 pm The Kerala government on Tuesday announced it is lifting the night curfew and withdrawing Sunday lockdown, amid the coronavirus pandemic.  "In the Covid-19 review meeting held today, it has been decided to lift the night curfew and withdraw Sunday …
  • Kerala logs 25,772 fresh Covid cases, 189 deaths September 7, 2021 3:29 pm The bulletin also said that since Monday, 27,320 people have recovered from the infection taking the total recoveries to 39,93,877 and the number of active cases to 2,37,045. (Representative image)THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After recording 30,000 or more daily …
  • India reports 38,949 new cases, slight decline in daily Covid cases September 7, 2021 1:06 am From hearing loss to dry mouth: These are the new symptoms of Covid infection After registering over 40,000 Covid cases daily in the past few days, India witnessed a slight decline with 38,948 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours, pushing the total to 3 …
  • CIFT trains aquaculture body ADAK for diagnostic skills September 6, 2021 6:59 am To facilitate the growth of aquaculture development in Kerala, the Agency for Development of Aquaculture Kerala (ADAK) has started an aqua diagnostic laboratory at Varkala near Thiruvananthapuram with the objective of timely detection of fish and shrimp …
  • COVID: Kerala reports 26,701 new cases, 74 deaths September 6, 2021 2:53 am Kerala recorded 26,701 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking the tally of COVID-19 cases in the state to 41,81,137. The death toll increased to 21,496 with 74 new fatalities, while the Total Positivity Rate (TPR) saw a slight dip.  The TPR stood at 17.17 …
  • Covid-19: Nearly 29k recover in Kerala; TPR at 17.17% September 6, 2021 2:12 am Picture used for representational purpose onlyTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state reported 28,900 recoveries and 26,701 positive cases of the 1,55,543 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The test positivity rate is 17.17%. Meanwhile, 74 recent deaths were …
  • Kerala records 26,701 fresh COVID cases, 74 deaths September 5, 2021 3:16 pm By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala on Sunday reported 26,701 fresh COVID-19 cases and 74 deaths pushing the total infection count to 42,07838 and the fatalities till date to 21,496, the state government said. The test positivity rate (TPR) was found to be …
  • 2.5 lakh patients in Kerala as 29,682 more test positive September 5, 2021 3:15 am The state reported 142 Covid deaths, taking the toll to 21,423. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state witnessed 29,682 positive cases of the 1,69,237 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The test positivity rate is 17.54%. Meanwhile, 142 recent deaths were …
  • Kerala girl’s guava sapling to grow in PM Modi’s courtyard September 3, 2021 10:08 am A guava sapling, nurtured by a Keralite girl in her village home with dreams to propagate the message of organic farming across the country, will soon spread its leaves in the courtyard of the official residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, if …
  • Kerala Girl Gifts PM Modi Guava Sapling To Grow In His Backyard September 3, 2021 9:40 am A Keralite girl's dream to disseminate the trend of organic farming across the length and breadth of the nation is likely to bring a guava sapling grown by her to the sprawling courtyard of the official residence of PM Narendra Modi, if everything goes …
  • Pact on paddy procurement before Sept. 20: Anil September 3, 2021 4:29 am Steps will be taken to resolve issues pertaining to paddy procurement, Food and Civil Supplies Minister G.R. Anil has said. He was speaking at a meeting attended by representatives of ‘padasekhara samithis,’ Supplyco, and other officials at the District …
  • Kerala girl’s guava sapling makes it to PM Modi’s courtyard September 3, 2021 12:40 am Express News Service KOLLAM: In the courtyard of the prime minister’s residence, a guava sapling will spread its leaves. A few springs later, it will bear the fruits of enthusiasm of a young girl — from a remote hamlet in Kerala — who dreams to spread the …
  • COVID-19: Kerala reports 32,097 fresh cases, 188 deaths September 2, 2021 7:52 pm Kerala reported 32,097 fresh COVID-19 cases and 188 deaths on Thursday. With this, the total infection count is now 41,22,133, and the fatalities to 21,149.  The test positivity rate (TPR) was found to be 18.41 percent after testing of 1,74,307 samples in …
  • Houseboats Resume Operation For Tourists In Southern India Despite Rising Covid-19 Numbers September 2, 2021 5:42 pm KOTTAYAM, India — Southern Indian state Kerala’s Kumarakom has resumed its houseboat tourism after a gap of more than one and a half years since it was shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020. Kumarakom is a village on Vembanad Lake in the …
  • India records 47,092 COVID cases, over 35,000 recoveries in a day; active cases rise to 3.89L September 2, 2021 10:42 am Image Source : PTI/ REPRESENTATIONAL. A beneficiary receives a dose of Covid vaccine, at a special vaccination drive "Vaccination Mela", in Bengaluru.   India recorded 47,092 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 509 deaths due to …
  • Mass culling of wild boars begins in Kerala September 2, 2021 10:26 am Gun shots are echoing in the silence of night on the forest fringes of Kerala as the Forest Department has launched a culling campaign to eliminate the crop-raiding wild boar population. Close to 50 animals were gunned down by sharpshooters engaged by the …
  • In Kerala, COVID-19 daily cases remain high but graph appears to plateau September 1, 2021 7:35 pm Kerala reports 32,803 new cases on Wednesday, while the test positivity rate (TPR)stands at 18.76% The State logged 32,803 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday when 1,74,854 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The test positivity rate (TPR) on the day …
  • Will Kerala be epicenter of third Covid wave? A look at today's figures September 1, 2021 6:41 pm Kerala on Wednesday reported as many as 32,804 coronavirus cases and 173 deaths. With this, the death toll went up to 20,961 while active cases stood at 2,29,912. The test positivity rate (TPR) was found to be 18.76 percent after testing of 1,74,854 …
  • Kerala logs 32,803 fresh cases of COVID-19, 173 deaths reported September 1, 2021 2:34 pm By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala on Wednesday reported 32,803 new COVID-19 cases and 173 deaths which pushed the total infection count to 40,90,036 and the fatalities to 20,961. The test positivity rate (TPR) was found to be 18.76 per cent after testing …
  • From now, six districts of Kerala to do only RT-PCR tests September 1, 2021 7:57 am A healthcare worker takes a nasal sample from a man at a hospital in Kochi on TuesdayTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government has decided to conduct only RT-PCR tests in the six districts — Wayanad, Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram, Idukki and …
  • Kerala’s new Covid cases cross 30,000 again September 1, 2021 4:42 am People shop at Chalai Market in T’puram on Monday. The state’s TPR was at 18.86%THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state recorded 30,203 fresh Covid-19 cases out of over 1,60,152 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The test positivity rate is at 18.86%. As many as …
  • CII extends Covid aid to hospitals September 1, 2021 3:23 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: To support the state in its war against the third wave of Covid, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is donating medical equipment to government hospitals across the state. At the inaugural function held …
  • Visitors from nations where C.1.2 COVID variant detected will be screened at airports: Kerala CM September 1, 2021 3:02 am With a new and more deadlier variant of COVID-19 - C.1.2 - being detected in several countries, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said special arrangements will be made at airports to screen visitors from those nations. Visitors from …
  • Only RT-PCR in six Kerala districts where 80% people got Covid jab September 1, 2021 2:44 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government on Tuesday decided to do only RT-PCR tests in six districts where around 80% of the population have received at least first dose of vaccine. RT-PCR is considered the gold standard of testing …
  • COVID: Kerala records 29,836 new infections after over 30K cases each in last 4 days August 30, 2021 2:54 am After reporting over 30,000 coronavirus cases for four consecutive days, Kerala on Sunday recorded 29,836 new infections, taking the tally of COVID-19 cases in the state to 40,07,408. As many as 22,088 people have been cured of the infection since Saturday …
  • New power axis stages silent coup in Kerala Congress August 29, 2021 9:24 pm Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Tremors in the state Congress triggered by the announcement of new district unit presidents were on the expected lines. Both Congress state president K Sudhakaran and Opposition leader V  D Satheesan had foreseen …
  • Kerala: Rain likely to weaken, yellow alert in nine districts today August 29, 2021 9:24 pm By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  After two days of intensity, the strength of rain in the state is likely to reduce in the coming days. The state has been experiencing heavy rain triggered by a low-pressure area formed over northwest adjoining …
  • After reporting over 30,000 cases 4 days running, Kerala records 29,836 fresh infections August 29, 2021 4:59 pm After reporting over 30,000 cases for four consecutive days, Kerala on Sunday recorded 29,836 fresh infections which pushed the total infection count in the state to 40,07,408. The test positivity rate rose closer to 20 per cent and with 75 deaths, the …
  • Congress names district chiefs finally, internal bickering ensue August 29, 2021 1:40 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Finally after four days of deliberations in New Delhi, the much-awaited 14 district Congress committee presidents’ names have been officially released. There have been slight changes in three districts — Alappuzha, …
  • Kerala: Gavi tour package to restart; other eco-tourism centres in Pathanamthitta also opened August 9, 2021 6:42 am Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA: With the state sanctioning relaxations in the tourism sector, the forest authorities will once again start offering the day-long Gavi tour package. The Konni divisional forest office has opened for bookings for the tour …
  • Noah's Gopher trees VIPs of Ranni forest in Pathanamthitta July 15, 2021 7:25 am Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA: Gopher trees - whose wood, says the Bible, were used by Noah to create the Ark for surviving the great flood - enjoy VIP status in the Ranni forest in Pathanamthitta. The forest department has set up permanent …
  • Charred body of engineering grad found in Pathanamthitta July 9, 2021 6:14 pm By Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA: A charred body of a 23-year-old engineering graduate was found in the backyard of a locked house of an NRI at Thuruthicad in  Mallappally in Pathanamthitta district in the early hours of Friday. The deceased has been …
  • Reservoirs in Pathanamthitta to host fish farms June 15, 2021 7:52 am Commercial fishery is not an occupation one would normally associate with the people living on the high-ranges of Pathanamathitta. The sector, however, looks set to gain a foothold along the forest-fringe villages here, thanks to a novel community …
  • Clerk who swindled Rs 8 crore from Canara Bank's Pathanamthitta branch arrested from Bengaluru May 17, 2021 7:07 am By Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA: The special investigation team arrested 36-year-old Vijeesh Varghese, an ex-Navy person, who allegedly swindled Rs 8 crores from the Canara Bank's branch in Pathanamthitta town. The district police chief R …
  • Flood alert issued in Pathanamthitta in Kerala amid rising water levels in two rivers May 15, 2021 8:46 am By Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA: In the wake of increasing water levels in the Manimala and Achankovil rivers, the Central Water Commission (CWC) has issued a flood alert. According to the CWC, the water in Kallooppara (Manimala river) and Thumpamon …
  • Sabarimala likely to decide political fortunes in Pathanamthitta March 21, 2021 4:41 am Express News Service It has been three days since the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple reopened for its annual 10-day celebration of Uthram mahotsavam, but the road from Vadasserikkara to Pampa — usually bustling with devotees — wears a deserted look. Though the …
  • Kerala to replicate Pathanamthitta model to bring down Covid mortality among 60-plus age group October 3, 2020 8:36 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The 'Pathanamthitta model', which was proved highly effective in reducing the mortality rate among Covid patients belonging to the 60-plus group, will be coopted by the state health department. With just six …
  • Kerala: Covid-19 patient raped inside ambulance in Pathanamthitta September 6, 2020 4:21 pm
  • Kerala rains | Pathanamthitta on the edge as Pampa dam opens August 9, 2020 9:02 am The unrelenting rains that have battered the Pathanathitta district since Thursday has forced the authorities to open the shutters of one more reservoir, reigniting fears of another flood in the region. In an order issued at 11 a.m. on Sunday, District …
  • Kerala: Triveni bridge submerged; orange alert in Kottayam, Pathanamthitta August 8, 2020 3:15 am Triveni flooded after Pamba River overflowed on FridayT’PURAM/KOTTAYAM: With the Triveni bridge at Pamba getting submerged by floodwater, doubts have emerged over the temple tantri (chief priest) taking out a journey to the shrine, which is set to be …
  • Situation serious in Pathanamthitta, Palakkad July 22, 2020 1:20 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Covid-19 situation in Pathanamthitta and Palakkad is grim with cases of infection through local contact going up.“At Kumbazha in Pathanamthitta, the contact list of people who were infected from the fish …
  • Six more cases in Pathanamthitta July 2, 2020 8:48 am Six more Non-Resident Keralites tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on Wednesday, taking the number of active cases in Pathanamthitta to 186, an official bulletin here said. The number of COVID-19 cases in the district since March 7 is 296, of which 109 have …
  • Pathanamthitta: 67-year-old ends life after murdering wife June 21, 2020 2:44 am By Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA: Gananathan, 67, of Vadekkethil, Attachakal in Konnitook his own life by jumping into Achenkovil river, after allegedly killing his wife on Saturday. Gananathan, an astrologer by profession, was found rushing to the …
  • Pathanamthitta braces for likely spike once NRKs return from US, Europe May 19, 2020 2:37 am Express News Service KOCHI:  It took some systematic and meticulous steps for Pathanamthitta to break free from the grip of Covid-19 in March when the first case was reported in the district. Over the days, the district valiantly fought the battle, …
  • Pathanamthitta killer tiger likely to be shot dead May 18, 2020 2:01 am A child is seen playing with his toy at Pezhumpara in Pathanamthitta where the rapid response team was engaged...Read More THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government has decided to shoot down a killer tiger that has been spreading panic at Thannithode and …
  • 299 held for violating lockdown norms in Pathanamthitta April 26, 2020 6:42 am The police arrested 299 persons and registered 289 cases at various police stations in the district for violating lockdown norms in the past 24 hours that ended at 2 p.m. on Saturday, according to District Police Chief K.G. Simon. Mr. Simon said the police …
  • Kerala minor hacked to death in Pathanamthitta April 22, 2020 12:55 pm Kochi: A 16-year-old student was hacked to death allegedly by two of his classmates in Kodumon in Pathanamthitta district. The victim, Akhil S, was a student of St George's Mount High School at Kaipattoor. The heinous incident happened on Tuesday …
  • Pathanamthitta inching out of Covid scare, but cautious April 6, 2020 12:57 am
  • COVID-19 | Four more admitted to isolation wards in Pathanamthitta March 21, 2020 11:26 am Four more persons with symptomatic fever akin to COVID-19 have been admitted to the isolation wards at two hospitals, taking the total number of people quarantined at hospitals in the district to 19 on Saturday. COVID-19 | Interactive map of confirmed …
  • Kerala man sneaks out of coronavirus isolation ward in Pathanamthitta, brought back  March 10, 2020 8:06 am By PTI PATHANAMTHITTA: A man under observation for suspected coronavirus infection at the isolation ward of the district hospital here fled, but was tracked and brought back within hours. The man was among those who had interacted with the three-member …
  • Coronavirus scare in Kerala: Pathanamthitta on high alert, mass gatherings banned March 10, 2020 3:19 am
  • 18 admitted to isolation wards in Pathanamthitta March 10, 2020 2:58 am By Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA: As many as 18 persons have been admitted to the isolation wards in various hospitals in Pathanamthitta district following suspected coronavirus infection. Of the 18 cases under observation in isolation wards, 12 are …
  • Coronavirus | Holiday declared in Pathanamthitta, Kottayam March 9, 2020 4:19 am The District Collector has declared holiday for all educational institutions in Pathanamthitta from Monday to Wednesday in the wake of COVID-19 threat. There will be no change in the SSLC examinations scheduled to begin on Tuesday. However, students who …
  • Coronavirus scare: Cochin airport to quarantine staff who came in contact with Pathanamthitta family March 8, 2020 9:01 pm By Express News Service KOCHI: With three passengers who had arrived at the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) from Italy, testing positive for COVID-19, airport authorities have decided to step up precautionary measures to combat the spread of …
  • Coronavirus hits Kerala, 7 under watch in Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Pathanamthitta January 25, 2020 7:25 am The epicentre of the coronavirus is Wuhan, in China. (File Photo) At least seven people, who have shown symptoms of respiratory problems, have been admitted to hospitals in Kerala and will be tested for coronavirus. Two of the seven have been admitted to a …
  • Sex ratio tilt towards boys; Pathanamthitta tops in number of girl child births September 1, 2019 1:13 am Express News Service KOZHIKODE: Pathanamthitta district has 984 female births to 1,000 male births, topping the Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) status in the state for the year 2018-19. However, Kerala as a whole is short of five girl child births (959) compared …
  • Elections 2019: With Sabarimala At Centrestage, Triangular Contest In Kerala's Pathanamthitta April 20, 2019 12:08 pm It's a triangular battle in Kerala's Pathanamthitta, with Sabarimala at the centrestage Pathanamthitta, Kerala: As the lines blur between religion and politics, it's a triangular political battle in Kerala's Pathanamthitta district, with …
  • P C George frets and fumes, to fight it out from Pathanamthitta March 24, 2019 1:56 am By Express News Service KOTTAYAM:  Lashing out at the ‘outrageous’ manner in which top Congress leaders treated him, P C George MLA announced his decision to contest the Lok Sabha polls from the Pathanamthitta seat. According to him, the formal …
  • K Surendran is BJP candidate in Pathanamthitta March 23, 2019 5:27 pm THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Ending the suspense over its candidate in Pathanamthitta, where the Sabarimala shrine is located, BJP Saturday announced the name of K Surendran, state general secretary who will try his luck from the constituency. The BJP, while …
  • Suspense over BJP's Pathanamthitta candidate from Kerala continues March 22, 2019 11:08 am THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The suspense over BJP's candidate in Pathanamthitta Lok Sabha constituency, where the Sabarimala shrine is located, is continuing as the seat was left out in the party's first list of nominees. The BJP on Thursday night …
  • SVEEP seeks to motivate voters in Pathanamthitta March 20, 2019 3:40 am Vote is a means to feel the country’s soul and a citizen is directly involved in the process of national development through the electoral process, actor Kailash has said. Mr. Kailash, brand ambassador of the Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral …
  • BJP’s two-pronged strategy for Pathanamthitta constituency March 18, 2019 2:57 am Express News Service KOCHI: What explains the new-found enthusiasm and excitement among the BJP workers in Pathanamthitta Lok Sabha constituency? The Sabarimala agitation has added wind to the sails of the BJP and the party is fancying a surprise win here. …
  • Pathanamthitta: Love spurned, teenager sets girl ablaze March 15, 2019 2:06 pm PATHANAMTHITTA: An 18-year-old girl was set ablaze after being stabbed by a teenager in broad daylight at Tiruvalla in Pathanamthitta on Tuesday. The girl from Ayiroor here is struggling for life at a private hospital sustaining 60 percent burns. Police …
  • BJP may field independent candidate in Pathanamthitta Lok Sabha seats February 21, 2019 9:59 pm THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: BJP chief Amit Shah hopes to wrest Thiruvananthapuram and Pathanamthitta Lok Sabha seats with the support of the NSS, though wildly ambitious. In all likelihood, Mizoram Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan and a non-BJP Hindu independent …
  • NIA wraps up probe in Pathanamthitta woman's forced conversion, sends case back to Kerala police January 30, 2019 11:18 pm Express News Service KOCHI:  Putting an end to the Love Jihad allegations in the case pertaining to forced conversion of a Pathanamthitta woman, the NIA has wrapped up its probe after failing to obtain concrete evidence. The anti-terror agency has referred …
  • 237 people detained in Kannur, Pathanamthitta violence January 5, 2019 7:32 am [India], Jan 5 (ANI): A total of 237 people have been taken into preventive detention by the police in connection with violence in Kannur and Pathanamthitta districts of Kerala. While 204 people were taken into preventive detention in Pathanamthitta …
  • PM Modi To Begin 2019 Campaign In Kerala On January 6 From Pathanamthitta December 27, 2018 11:22 am BJP is hopeful of putting up a good show with Kerala in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Thiruvananthapuram: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive at Pathanamthitta in Kerala on January 6 to begin the campaign for the Lok Sabha elections, a senior BJP …
  • Kerala: Ayyappa devotee found dead, BJP calls for hartal in Pathanamthitta November 2, 2018 4:30 am When Sivadas went missing, the family had registered an FIR with the police. The BJP Friday called for a strike in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala after an Ayyappa devotee was found dead in Nilakkal. The devotee was recognised as Shivdas, a resident of …
  • Sabarimala Row Live Updates: Protesters block and attack woman journalist’s car in Pathanamthitta October 17, 2018 10:54 am Tension prevailed Wednesday morning in Kerala’s Nilakkal, the main gateway to Sabarimala, after the police used force to disperse devotees opposing the entry of girls and women of menstrual age into the hill shrine. Acting tough, the police, deployed in …
  • BJP calls for strike in Kerala's Pathanamthitta tomorrow October 6, 2018 6:18 pm [India], Oct 6 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called for a strike in Kerala's Pathanamthitta district on October 7 to protest against a clash erupted between the party's youth wing state president and police during a protest march. The …
  • Kerala Floods: Toll 165, many still await rescue; situation ‘grave’ in Ernakulam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Thrissur August 19, 2018 11:08 am Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: August 18, 2018 12:37:13 am People wait for aid on the roof of their house at a flooded area in Kerala. (REUTERS) Multiple government agencies on Friday rescued 82,442 people who were stranded in …
  • Kerala floods: Situation ‘grave’ in Ernakulam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Thrissur August 18, 2018 12:04 am Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: August 18, 2018 12:37:13 am People wait for aid on the roof of their house at a flooded area in Kerala. (REUTERS) Multiple government agencies on Friday rescued 82,442 people who were stranded in …
  • Thousands stranded in upper floor buildings in Pathanamthitta August 16, 2018 9:05 am — ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2018 With the flood-like situation worsening in the state, people have taken it to social media for rescue. People have been using Save of Souls (SOS) video messages from people whose houses are submerged and are forced to take …
  • Pathanamthitta Starz top Pro Kerala League November 4, 2017 4:36 pm AV PRO Pathanamthitta Starz team that lifted the Lenovo Pro Kerala League Cup. Dubai: AV PRO Pathanamthitta Starz emerged as the champions in the men’s division of the Lenovo Pro Kerala League (PKL) presented by Milano while Danube Arakkal Sultanaz lifted …
  • Water scarcity grips Pathanamthitta March 3, 2017 4:19 am The hilly tracts, the plains and low-lying Upper Kuttanad belt in the Central Travancore district of Pathanamthitta are in the grip of acute drinking water scarcity. The summer had an early onset in January. Wells and natural streams in the hilly areas of …

  • Concern over suspected IS sleeper cells in Kerala September 23, 2021 12:25 pm The arrest of several persons from Kerala by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with terror-related cases recently has raised concern about suspected sleeper cells of the Islamic State (IS) operating in the State. A fortnight ago, the …
  • India logs 31,923 COVID cases; active cases decline to 3.01 lakh September 23, 2021 11:09 am Image Source : PTI. A medic administers a dose of COVID vaccine to a beneficiary in Srinagar.   India recorded new 31,923 cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 282 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the …
  • Tales from 21 authors September 23, 2021 1:04 am Express News Service KOCHI: After being India’s second village of books and Kerala’s first, Bapuji Smaraka Vayanasala in Perumkulam, Kollam, has set out for another adventure. In 2017, the library had placed its first public bookcase as an experiment, to …
  • Police officers still don't know how to speak politely: Kerala High Court September 22, 2021 8:53 pm By PTI KOCHI: Disapproving of a police report which said there were no lapses on the part of one of its officers who allegedly used abusive language against a doctor, the Kerala High Court on Wednesday said officers of the force "don't know how to …
  • Kerala reports 15,768 new Covid cases September 22, 2021 3:51 am The total number of active cases in state was 1,61,195. (Representational imaga)THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state reported 15,768 new cases in the 1,05,513 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours. The test positivity rate was 14.94%. At the same time, …
  • Kerala records 15,768 COVID-19 cases, 214 deaths September 22, 2021 3:25 am Kerala recorded 15,768 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the tally of COVID-19 cases in the state to 45,39,953. The death toll increased to 23,897 with 214 new fatalities. The number of people who recovered from the infection since Monday was 21,367 …
  • Flesh trade racket rampant in rural areas of Ernakulam September 22, 2021 1:28 am By Express News Service KOCHI: The rural areas of the district have become a soft target for sex rackets that bring in girls from Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Bangladesh, say police. Officers have collected details of such a gang after a woman …
  • Kerala adds 15,768 fresh Covid-19 cases, 214 deaths September 21, 2021 3:37 pm Of the new cases, 100 were health workers, 124 from outside the state and 14,746 infected through contact with the source of it not clear in 798 cases. (Representational Image)THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala on Tuesday reported 15,768 fresh Covid-19 cases and …
  • Kerala minister Roshy Augustine comes to rescue of cyclist lying on road after accident September 21, 2021 10:41 am By Express News Service KOLLAM: Kerala Water Resources Minister Roshy Augustine came to the rescue of a man who was left unattended after meeting with an accident in Kollam. The incident took place near Kureeppuzha bridge along the bypass road around 9 pm …
  • Moodle LMS training for teachers starts Wednesday September 21, 2021 3:22 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The third cluster of the institution-level training programme on Moodle-based Learning Management System (LMS), for the faculty members of selected institutions from various districts, will be held from September …
  • COVID-19: Kerala reports 15,692 fresh cases, active cases dip to 1,67,008 September 20, 2021 5:08 pm Image Source : PTI There are currently 4,96,103 people under surveillance in various districts, of whom 4,71,399 are in home or institutional quarantine and 24,704 in hospitals.   Kerala reported 15,692 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday and 92 deaths, pushing …
  • State seeks T.N. help to get granite for Vizhinjam September 20, 2021 7:25 am The construction of a breakwater at the international seaport has been lagging due to shortage of granite Kerala has sought the help of Tamil Nadu government for sourcing granite for the construction of the Vizhinjam international seaport project. Kerala …
  • Kerala Records 152 Deaths, 19653 Fresh Covid-19 Cases; Imposes Stringent Lockdown In Critical Areas September 20, 2021 2:54 am Kerala on Sunday recorded 152 deaths and 19,653 fresh Covid-19 cases. The state’s total caseload rose to 45,08,493 and fatalities to 23,591. Meanwhile, the State government on Sunday said special intensified, stringent lockdown restrictions will be …
  • Kalady sex racket case: Police probe human trafficking angle September 20, 2021 2:39 am By Express News Service KOCHI:  After a 22-year-old woman from Madhya Pradesh was also picked up from a hotel in Kalady on Saturday, the police are investigating whether more women from other states have fallen prey to the flesh trade racket which has …
  • Caritas India donates ICU ventilators for Kerala's COVID-19 fight September 19, 2021 8:11 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A dozen ICU ventilators were donated to six major hospitals in the state by Caritas India, in its attempts to help the state tackle COVID-19. The ICU ventilators each amounting to Rs 12 lakh were donated to the …
  • Organic farming practices get a boost in Kollam September 19, 2021 8:11 am By Express News Service KOLLAM: A model capacity building programme for farmers in organic practices has been launched in the district. The beneficiaries are farmers covered by nine Krishi Bhavans under the Kollam corporation and Mukhathala block panchayat …
  • Caritas India donates ventilators September 19, 2021 1:30 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Caritas India has donated a dozen ICU ventilators to six government hospitals. The ventilators, each costing `12 lakh, were donated to the medical colleges of Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Kollam, Kottayam and …
  • Five-member sex racket busted in Kochi September 18, 2021 11:18 pm By Express News Service KOCHI: The police on Saturday busted a five-member sex racket from a hotel in Kalady. The suspects, including a woman hailing from Manipur, were arrested following a tip-off received by district police chief (Rural) K Karthik. The …
  • Police bust alleged sex racket in Kochi September 18, 2021 3:36 pm The Kalady police on Saturday busted an alleged sex racket and arrested five persons from a lodge at Mattoor Junction along Airport Road in Kochi, Kerala. The arrested are Jagan, 24, of Kollam; Ebin, 33, of Mookkannoor; Noyal, 21, of Vengoor; Dhanesh, 29, …
  • Kerala Rights Panel Files Case Over ‘Denial’ Of Hospital Admission To Pregnant Lady September 18, 2021 9:01 am The Kerala Human Rights Panel has field case of alleged denial of a treatment to a pregnant woman by three government hospitals in the state, following which her baby died in the womb. Reportedly, eight months-pregnant Meera, a native of Kalluathukkal in …
  • Nod to start land takeover for proposed greenfield highway September 18, 2021 4:01 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The proposed greenfield national highway parallel to MC Road (SH-1 and NH 183) connecting the capital city to Angamaly via Kottarakkara and Kottayam as part of the Bharat Mala Pariyojana moves a step closer with the …
  • Intensity of transmission comes down September 17, 2021 7:15 am The State logged 22,182 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, when 1,21,486 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. Now that the intensity of COVID-19 transmission has substantially come down and vaccination coverage has increased, the State has reached a …
  • Kerala records fresh 33,182 Covid cases, state govt withholds TPR data September 17, 2021 2:25 am Image Source : PTI However, 22,182 fresh positive cases, reported in the last 24 hours, out of 1,21,486 samples tested during the same period, gives a figure of 18.25 percent.   Kerala reported 22,182 fresh COVID-19 infections and 178 deaths, pushing the …
  • Kerala records 22,182 fresh Covid-19 cases, 178 deaths September 16, 2021 2:35 pm There are currently 5,54,807 people under surveillance in various districts of Kerala, of whom 5,27,791 are in home or institutional quarantine and 27,016 in hospitals. (Representational Image)THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala on Thursday reported 22,182 fresh …
  • Congress leader G Rathikumar joins CPM, Pinarayi says healthy trend September 16, 2021 12:50 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Close on the heels of KP Anilkumar, Congress former state general secretary G Rathikumar quit the party and joined the CPM on Wednesday. CM Pinarayi Vijayan said disgruntled Congress leaders joining CPM is a healthy …
  • Care for hearts together, live longer: Study September 16, 2021 12:42 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Formation of family clusters is not just limited to Covid, but can also be formed in the case of non-communicable illnesses such as heart diseases due to shared genetic and lifestyle factors. Focusing on this, …
  • Italian marines case: Mother of fisherman moves Kerala HC for compensation September 14, 2021 8:29 am By PTI KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday sought the Centre's response on a plea for compensation by the mother of a fisherman, who was aboard the St Antony fishing vessel, which was fired upon by two Italian marines in 2012 killing two persons, …
  • COVID-19: Kerala records 15,058 fresh cases, TPR dips to 16.39 percent September 14, 2021 4:50 am Kerala recorded 15,058 fresh COVID-19 cases and 99 deaths on Monday, pushing the total tally of active cases to 2,08,773 and deaths to 22,650. The Test Positivity rate was reported at 16.39 percent in the state as 91,885 samples were tested in the past 24 …
  • COVID-19: Kerala logs 20,240 fresh cases, 67 deaths September 13, 2021 3:15 am Image Source : PTI/FILE There are currently 6,03,315 people under surveillance in various districts, of whom 5,72,761 are in home or institutional quarantine and 30,554 in hospitals.   Kerala recorded 20,240 fresh coronavirus cases and 67 deaths on …
  • Two more held in Kozhikode gang rape case September 12, 2021 4:31 am Kozhikode: At least two more persons were arrested on Saturday for allegedly gang-raping a woman after intoxicating her by giving drugs in Kozhikode a few days earlier, the police said. The incident had taken place at a lodge in Chevarambalam in Kozhikode. …
  • Honey-trap case involving police: SIT begins probe September 12, 2021 2:19 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A day after rural police registered a case against a woman for allegedly honey-trapping a police officer, a special investigation team led by Neyyattinkara DySP M Anil Kumar has been constituted to probe into the …
  • 25,010 test positive for Covid; test positivity rate at 16.53% in Kerala September 11, 2021 1:58 am State logged 23,535 Covid recoveries on Friday THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state witnessed 25,010 positive cases of the 1,51,317 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The test positivity rate has come down to 16.53%. Meanwhile, 177 Covid deaths have been …
  • Investors wary of 'nokku-kooli' in Kerala: HC September 11, 2021 12:46 am The Kerala High Court on Friday lashed out against the State government on the practice of 'nokku-kooli' (organised extortion by labour unions) due to which investors are afraid to come to the State. Justice Devan Ramachandran, hearing a plea of a …
  • Case lodged against woman for extorting Kerala S-I, say police September 10, 2021 11:30 pm Kerala Police on Friday registered a case against a woman on charges of allegedly extorting money from a police sub-inspector in Kollam district. Police sources said they are yet to record the statement of the complainant — the sub-inspector. The issue has …
  • Nokkukooli: HC asks Kerala govt to outline its plans to end menace September 10, 2021 4:57 pm By Express News Service KOCHI: Coming down heavily on the practice of the "Nokkukooli' (gawking wages) system existing in the state, the Kerala High Court on Friday directed the state government to inform what it has proposed to make Kerala a …
  • Kerala dowry death: Vismaya died by suicide due to harassment, says charge sheet September 10, 2021 4:54 pm Kerala police on Friday submitted the charge sheet in the Vismaya case in which an Ayurveda medical student was found dead in her husband’s house under mysterious circumstances after she had complained of dowry harassment. Kollam Rural SP KB Ravi, who …
  • Youths arrested in gang rape case September 10, 2021 2:21 pm The Kozhikode city police on Friday arrested two youths in connection with a gang rape case. The suspects – Ajnas (35), and Fahad (35) of Atholi were nabbed following a complaint filed by a 32-year-old Kollam native. According to police, the woman was …
  • Two arrested for gang-raping woman in Kozhikode September 10, 2021 1:56 pm By Express News Service KOZHIKODE: Two persons were arrested by the Chevayur police here on Friday in connection with a case in which a 32-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped after sedating her with drugs.  The arrested have been identified as Ajnas …
  • Kerala housewife suicide: Husband charged with abetment September 10, 2021 11:51 am The Kerala Police team, which probed the suicide of a final year ayurveda medical student, on Friday submitted a 500 page charge sheet in Kollam court, accusing her husband of abetment of suicide and nine other sections under the IPC. It was on June 21 …
  • Kerala dowry death: Vismaya ended her life due to harassment, concludes charge sheet September 10, 2021 11:03 am By Express News Service KOLLAM: Vismaya V Nair, the 24-year-old who was found dead at her husband's residence in Kollam, had died by suicide due to dowry harassment, says the police charge sheet filed in the court. The police submitted the charge sheet …
  • 26,200 test positive for Covid in Kerala, test positivity rate at 16.69% September 10, 2021 5:03 am Employees of a showroom wait for customers, in Kochi on ThursdayTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state on Thursday recorded 26,200 Covid positive cases and 29,209 recoveries. The test positivity rate (TPR) is 16.69%, as per the official statistics released by the …

  • Farmers' protest: Ruling LDF calls for hartal in Kerala on September 27 September 23, 2021 4:46 pm LDF convenor A Vijayaraghavan said five lakh people will participate in the protest in Kerala against the central government's anti-farmer policy. (File Photo)THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala's ruling LDF on Thursday called for a state-wide hartal on …
  • Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan warns of stern action against those physically targeting health workers September 23, 2021 4:45 pm By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said stern action will be taken against those physically targeting health workers who are at the forefront of implementing the government policies in the health sector. He said …
  • Keralite women-led start-up to be showcased at Expo 2020 Dubai US Pavilion September 23, 2021 4:45 pm A women-led start-up from Kerala will be showcased at the US Pavilion of the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai scheduled to be held from next month. Vydyuthi Energy Service (VES), which made remarkable achievements in the sustainable renewable energy sector in …
  • Bottled water industry in Kerala up in arms September 23, 2021 12:32 pm (MENAFN- IANS) Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 23 (IANS) Kerala Packaged Drinking Water Manufacturers Association on Thursday urged the government to increase the price of bottled water from Rs 13 to Rs 16. The Association has warned to stop production if their …
  • Adani Airport to acquire 74% stake in Mumbai Travel Retail, Flemingo September 23, 2021 11:30 am Adani Group’s airports arm, Adani Airport Holdings Limited (AAHL), has entered into a strategic partnership with Flemingo Travel Retail Pvt Ltd and Mumbai Travel Retail Pvt Ltd (MTRPL) to operate duty-free outlets in airports and seaports. The wholly-owned …
  • India logs 31,923 COVID cases; active cases decline to 3.01 lakh September 23, 2021 11:09 am Image Source : PTI. A medic administers a dose of COVID vaccine to a beneficiary in Srinagar.   India recorded new 31,923 cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 282 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the …
  • Transpeople’s fight for survival  September 23, 2021 4:24 am Express News Service KOCHI: Members of the transgender community, who are shunned generally in the job market due to their sexual orientation, have been hit badly after the pandemic outbreak . Though the State Human Rights Commission and various bodies had …
  • Kin of techie killed in road accident to get Rs 2.19 crore September 23, 2021 4:24 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Motor Accidents Claim Tribunal has ordered the insurance company to pay a compensation of Rs 2.19 crore to the family of a software engineer who was killed in a road accident in November, 2017.  The …
  • ‘Unofficial’ litigation: Govt tightens grip September 23, 2021 4:24 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government has strictly directed senior bureaucrats to approach the inter-departmental dispute resolution committee that it constituted before taking contentions between various departments to legal forums. If …
  • Adani-Flemingo JV may reopen duty-free shop at Thiruvananthapuram airport September 23, 2021 4:24 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Over three years after the controversial shutdown of the Plus Max duty-free shop at the Thiruvananthapuram airport, a joint venture between the Adani Group and the Dubai-based Flemingo International is likely to …
  • Startups can now apply for innovation grant September 23, 2021 4:24 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) has invited applications from startups and entrepreneurs for the state government’s Innovation Grant under Kerala Startup Innovation Drive 2021. The scheme will provide financial …
  • Scholarship in memory of Thanu Padmanabhan September 23, 2021 4:23 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: An endowment and scholarship will be instituted in the name of physicist Thanu Padmanabhan by the alumni association of University College, Thiruvananthapuram. The announcement was made at a meeting organised to …
  • Covid spread in Kerala under control: Pinarayi September 23, 2021 3:37 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Covid spread in the state is being brought under control, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said. The average number of active cases between September 15 and 21 was 1,78,363. Of them, only 2% required oxygen …
  • Plus One first allotment leaves many students disappointed September 23, 2021 3:37 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A large number of students, including those who had secured A+ in all subjects in the SSLC examinations, were disappointed when the first allotment list for Plus One admission was out on Wednesday. Most of the …
  • ET Startup Awards 2021: Nominees for Social Enterprise September 23, 2021 3:01 am This award will recognise the startup that best embodies the 'double bottomline' model that combines profits and public good. YourDost ET Tech Founded In: 2014 Founders: Richa Singh and Puneet Manuja Based In: Bengaluru Key Investors: Elevation …
  • Centre can't say it has no role in ex-gratia disbursal: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan September 22, 2021 5:37 pm By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Centre cannot say it has no role to play in award of compensation to kin of those who died of COVID-19 and payment of ex-gratia cannot be left entirely to the States, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday. …
  • Attributing crimes related to narcotics to a particular religion is wrong: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan September 22, 2021 5:37 pm By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Attributing crimes related to narcotics to a particular religion is wrong, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday as he reiterated his opposition to the "narcotic and love jihad" remark by a Catholic …
  • SC allows audit of Padmanabha Swamy Temple Trust September 22, 2021 11:07 am New Delhi [India], September 22 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an application filed by Shree Padmanabha Swamy Temple Trust, created by the erstwhile Travancore Royal Family, to exempt it from the audit of 25 years as ordered by the top …
  • 'Narcotic jihad' row: Congress leader VD Satheesan reiterates demand for all-party meet September 22, 2021 9:26 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A day after Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the Pala Bishop shouldn't have made the 'narcotic jihad' remark, Opposition leader V D Satheesan criticised the Chief Minister and asked him to …
  • SC rejects Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple Trust’s plea to exempt it from audit September 22, 2021 9:18 am The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea made by the Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple Trust (SPSTT) to exempt it from a special audit of accounts spanning 25 years. The Supreme Court had ordered, in a judgment in July last year, the finances of the trust …
  • Delivery service start-up Errando plans expansion in South India September 22, 2021 7:15 am Errando, the first hyper local delivery start-up in Kerala providing B2B service to entrepreneurs who do not have their own delivery system, e-commerce businesses, delivery of commodities from the establishments of the choice of the customers or residences …
  • Shut pig farms to prevent Nipah epidemic: PETA to Kerala govt September 22, 2021 7:14 am (MENAFN- IANS) Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 22 (IANS) The death of a 12-year-old child in Kerala from Nipah virus, has prompted People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India to urge Kerala's minister for animal husbandry and dairy development, J. …
  • Kerala’s SAAC begins assessment of higher educational institutions September 22, 2021 6:55 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state's own agency for assessment and accreditation of higher educational institutions is all set to begin its first round of campus visits to assess the quality of institutions imparting higher learning. …
  • Malayalam poet, scholar Sundaram Dhanuvachapuram passes away at 83 September 22, 2021 6:55 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Poet Sundaram Dhanuvachapuram passed away on Wednesday morning. He was 83. The former college teacher was also an acclaimed translator. During his 30-year-long teaching career, Sundaram taught at various …
  • CWI and PCB in talks about December tour - —Windies set to tour India in early 2022 September 22, 2021 6:09 am ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Cricket West Indies (CWI) chief executive officer Johnny Grave said he will be speaking with officials from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) about the West Indies tour of Pakistan in December. The tour came into sharp focus …
  • Top 10: Women to be inducted into NDA next year, says Centre September 22, 2021 4:22 am The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will soon exit the joint ventures tjhat operate some of the biggest airports in the country, the TOI reports. The state-run firm has a 26% stake each in Delhi and Mumbai airports and 13% each in Hyderabad and Bengaluru …
  • Kerala reports 15,768 new Covid cases September 22, 2021 3:51 am The total number of active cases in state was 1,61,195. (Representational imaga)THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state reported 15,768 new cases in the 1,05,513 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours. The test positivity rate was 14.94%. At the same time, …
  • Kerala govt looking to reopen movie halls, auditoriums September 22, 2021 3:51 am The theatres had reopened after the first wave of Covid-19 that hit the state last year had subsided. (Representational image)THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government is considering to allow the movie halls and auditoriums to reopen in the state in the …
  • Pala bishop shouldn’t have made ‘narcotic jihad’ remark: Pinarayi September 22, 2021 3:49 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As criticism about his silence in the controversy triggered by Pala Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt grew, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday slammed the ‘narcotic jihad’ remark and said a man of his stature …
  • Kerala achieves milestone in Covid fight, one crore fully vaccinated September 22, 2021 3:49 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a major milestone in the fight against the pandemic, the number of people who has been administered both doses of Covid vaccine in the state crossed one crore on Tuesday. The state has also inoculated 90% of …
  • Reopening of schools in Kerala to present health challenges September 22, 2021 3:49 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As schools are set to reopen on November 1, the state will have to address a slew of challenges to protect the health of the student community, although they are relatively in a better position when compared to …
  • Kerala records 15,768 COVID-19 cases, 214 deaths September 22, 2021 3:25 am Kerala recorded 15,768 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the tally of COVID-19 cases in the state to 45,39,953. The death toll increased to 23,897 with 214 new fatalities. The number of people who recovered from the infection since Monday was 21,367 …
  • ‘Unarumee Ganam’ to honour invisible talents September 22, 2021 1:28 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The 65-day long mega multimedia cultural festival Mazhamizhi, organised by the Kerala government’s cultural department, is underway and has been receiving accolades for its representation of unique classical and …
  • Fancy Women bike Ride 2021 September 22, 2021 1:28 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The forum of city-based cycling enthusiasts’ called Indus Cycle Embassy (ICE) organised the Fancy Women Bike Ride 2021 in Thiruvananthapuram recently. The event was organized by SHEROES, the women wing of ICE, to …
  • Toonz to co-produce Spanish animation series  September 22, 2021 1:28 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Imira Entertainment—the Spanish subsidiary of Toonz Media Group—has joined Spain’s leading teen and children’s broadcaster Clan as co-producer of a 2D animation series titled ‘Sunnyside Billy’. Meant for children …
  • Sewer network to be extended September 22, 2021 1:27 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Sewer network to be expanded from 43 wards of the corporation now to all hundred wards.DPR for sewer lines in 19 wards on either side of the river is expected to be ready by month-end.The whole project will cost `5, …
  • Need more decentralised sewage plants, say sources September 22, 2021 1:27 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: According to sources, the 107-MLD plant at Muttathara will not be sufficient to cater to the demand of all hundred wards and KWA is planning to set up more decentralised STPs based on the demand once the project …
  • Communal, obscene rants increase on Clubhouse, surveillance upped September 22, 2021 12:48 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The police department has intensified its monitoring of chat rooms on voice-only app Clubhouse after the cyber shadow cops reported that discussions potent enough to disrupt communal harmony and those encouraging …
  • No slavery in force, Kerala Police tell High Court September 22, 2021 12:48 am By Express News Service KOCHI: The police department has informed the Kerala High Court that ‘camp followers’ are not deployed for domestic work of IPS officers and that there is no slavery in the force. The court recorded the submission of Assistant …
  • Govt appoints panel to probe Church land deal September 22, 2021 12:48 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government has appointed a six-member inquiry panel headed by assistant land revenue commissioner Beena A Anand to investigate the controversial land deal of the Syro-Malabar Church in Aluva. The …
  • Trend of equating social evils with a section of society needs to be nipped in bud: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan September 21, 2021 6:36 pm By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The growing trend of equating social evils with some sections of society needs to be "nipped in the bud" as doing so will only exacerbate the communal differences in society, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said …
  • Kerala Police keeps eye on illegal activities in alleged sexual chatrooms on social networking platform during nights September 21, 2021 6:36 pm By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Those who enter alleged sexual chat rooms on a social audio app, beware! Kerala police is monitoring those spaces to observe activities on the voice-based social networking platform, following information that unusual things are …
  • Kerala DGP directs police to take quick and stern action against those attacking healthcare workers September 21, 2021 6:36 pm By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala state police chief Anil Kant on Tuesday directed the police force in the state to take stern action in cases of attack against healthcare workers. The directive of the DGP came on the basis of an earlier high court order …
  • Kerala adds 15,768 fresh Covid-19 cases, 214 deaths September 21, 2021 3:37 pm Of the new cases, 100 were health workers, 124 from outside the state and 14,746 infected through contact with the source of it not clear in 798 cases. (Representational Image)THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala on Tuesday reported 15,768 fresh Covid-19 cases and …
  • UK govt’s decision to not recognise Covishield is discriminatory policy: India September 21, 2021 12:59 pm Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Tuesday said that the UK government’s decision to not consider people having received Covishield jabs to be vaccinated is discriminatory, with the policy affecting Indians travelling to the country. “The non- …
  • Suresh Gopi leaves BJP in a fix, backs Kerala govt's stance on 'narcotic jihad' row September 21, 2021 10:41 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Rajya Sabha MP Suresh Gopi, who unsuccessfully contested the recent assembly election on a BJP ticket, has landed the saffron party in a fix by supporting the LDF government's stance on the 'narcotic …
  • Kerala minister Roshy Augustine comes to rescue of cyclist lying on road after accident September 21, 2021 10:41 am By Express News Service KOLLAM: Kerala Water Resources Minister Roshy Augustine came to the rescue of a man who was left unattended after meeting with an accident in Kollam. The incident took place near Kureeppuzha bridge along the bypass road around 9 pm …
  • An auto-driver who won Rs 12 crore Kerala lottery, and a cook who didn’t September 21, 2021 10:38 am After intense speculations, a 58-year-old auto-rickshaw driver from Ernakulam district of Kerala was adjudged the winner of the Rs 12 crore Thiruvonam Bumper Lottery instituted by the state government. Jayapalan P R, a resident of Maradu in Kochi, was …
  • Kerala govt, AIFF announce collaboration on various project September 21, 2021 8:52 am Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], September 21 (ANI): As part of the programmes, and in an endeavour to promote and encourage women's football, the Government of Kerala along with the AIFF and KFA will host an international football tournament in …
  • Adani Ports seeks five years extension for completing Vizhinjam port September 21, 2021 8:24 am Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) has sought a five years extension from the Kerala government to complete construction and start operations at the international container transshipment terminal at Vizhinjam near Thiruvananthapuram. …
  • Sub-inspector suspended for torturing 35-year-old man in Kerala  September 21, 2021 8:24 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The police department on Tuesday suspended a sub-inspector attached with Poovar station for allegedly torturing a youth. JS Sanal was suspended for torturing 35-year-old Sudheer Khan on Sunday, September 19, 2021 …
  • ISRO spy case: CBI to travel to Sri Lanka and Maldives September 21, 2021 7:55 am (MENAFN- IANS) Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 (IANS) The recently reopened famed ISRO spy case probe appears to have gone into a fast track mode as the Delhi unit of the CBI flies into Sri Lanka and Maldives to take statements from the two women, who were …
  • Cong-led UDF red flags Vijayan's Rs 63,000 Cr K-Rail project September 21, 2021 7:55 am (MENAFN- IANS) Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 (IANS) A sub-committee of the Congress-led UDF, which was given the task of studying the Rs 63,941 crore 'K-Rail', a state-of-the-art joint venture of the Indian Railways and the State Government, on …
  • Kerala: Over 90 pc population given first dose of COVID vaccine, says Veena George September 21, 2021 5:27 am Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Monday said that more than 90 per cent of the eligible population has been administered with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, adding that they are fast approaching 100 per cent first dose …
  • Corp to kick off total vaccination drive September 21, 2021 3:22 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The corporation will organise a total Covid vaccination campaign with the objective of providing vaccine to all in-patients and those above 18. A special council meeting was convened recently and an action plan …
  • Moodle LMS training for teachers starts Wednesday September 21, 2021 3:22 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The third cluster of the institution-level training programme on Moodle-based Learning Management System (LMS), for the faculty members of selected institutions from various districts, will be held from September …
  • Light Metro: Land takeover hassles of flyover cleared September 21, 2021 3:22 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Decks have been cleared for land acquisition proceedings of the much-awaited Sreekariyam flyover project, which is part of the preparatory works of the upcoming light metro project in the capital, with the district …
  • Technopark all set to become fully Covid-vaccinated workplace September 21, 2021 3:22 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Technopark  is all set to become a fully vaccinated workplace by the end of this month as the second dose vaccination drive is nearing completion. The stage is set for IT companies to resume normal operations. …
  • A Krishi Bhavan with books: Welcome to Akshara Pacha September 21, 2021 3:22 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: At the new agriculture library at the Krishi Bhavan in Ottasekharamangalam grama panchayat, people can come to receive information about farming practices. It is set by the Bhavana Library and Arts Club,  one of the …
  • Religious heads call for micro-level efforts to maintain social harmony September 21, 2021 2:49 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Leaders of various religious communities in the state called for micro-level efforts to maintain religious harmony. A meeting of these leaders held in the capital city on Monday discussed ways to restore peace …
  • Stress on RT-PCR to bring down Covid testing numbers in Kerala September 21, 2021 2:48 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government changing the Covid testing strategy by relying more on RT-PCR tests even when the pandemic situation has not changed much has baffled health experts in the state. The RT-PCR test, considered the gold …
  • Pune airport gets 10 new flights, more on the cards September 21, 2021 1:28 am Pune: Ten new flights have been added at the city airport in the past two months. “More flights (to tier 2 and 3 cities) are expected to be added to the airport soon with festivals such as Dasara and Diwali approaching,” an airport official said. In the …
  • Groupism during polls should not continue after being elected to power: Kerala CM September 20, 2021 8:28 pm Thiruvananthapuram: Groupism during elections should not continue after one comes to power and the interests of the public in general should be the focus, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday. The CM's remarks came during a training …
  • Kerala Govt, AIFF to collaborate for development of football September 20, 2021 8:18 pm (MENAFN- IANS) Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 20 (IANS) Kerala will host an international football tournament for women in Kochi in December 2021 as part of a collaboration with the All India Football Federation to promote and encourage football at various levels …
  • Kerala to host Santosh Trophy main round next year September 20, 2021 8:07 pm The 75th Santosh Trophy for the national football championship will be hosted by Kerala at Payyanad Stadium in Malappuram next year. This was announced by V Abdulrahman, Sports Minister, Kerala. Addressing the media in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday after an …
  • Malappuram to host Santosh Trophy main round next year September 20, 2021 8:06 pm The 75th Santosh Trophy for national football championship will be hosted by Kerala at Payyanad Stadium in Malappuram next year. Kerala will soon become a football hub, according to V Abdulrahman, Sports Minister, Kerala. He was addressing the media in …
  • Kerala to host international football tournament, announce collaboration with AIFF September 20, 2021 6:51 pm Kerala is set to host the Santosh Trophy and many other football tournaments in a partnership with the AIFF... The government of Kerala has announced a collaboration with the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to host an international women's …
  • Engaging with India on vaccine certification, says UK September 20, 2021 5:29 pm New Delhi [India], September 20 (ANI): The United Kingdom is engaging with the Indian government to explore ways to expand its recognition of COVID-19 vaccine certification to people vaccinated by a relevant public health body in India, the British High …
  • COVID-19: Kerala reports 15,692 fresh cases, active cases dip to 1,67,008 September 20, 2021 5:08 pm Image Source : PTI There are currently 4,96,103 people under surveillance in various districts, of whom 4,71,399 are in home or institutional quarantine and 24,704 in hospitals.   Kerala reported 15,692 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday and 92 deaths, pushing …
  • From vaccination to case numbers, all Covid developments you need to know today September 20, 2021 4:46 pm With 30,256 people testing positive for coronavirus infection, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,34,78,419, while the active cases declined to 3,18,181, the lowest in 183 days, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Monday. …
  • Sabarimala airport proposal faulty, says DGCA September 20, 2021 1:29 pm The proposed construction of a Greenfield airport on the Cheruvalli estate near Erumeli, Kottayam appears to have hit turbulence with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) finding fault with its design and techno-economic feasibility report. …
  • Tharoor pulls out of book launch in UK for travel policy September 20, 2021 12:35 pm Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Monday said that he has pulled out of a book launch function after the UK government changed rules for Indian travellers. The Thiruvananthapuram MP in a tweet said, “Because of this I have pulled out of a debate at the @ …
  • ‘Offensive’, ‘smacks of racism’: Tharoor, Ramesh on UK’s new Covid travel policy for India September 20, 2021 11:34 am Senior Congress leaders Shashi Tharoor and Jairam Ramesh Monday spoke out against the UK government’s decision to consider people vaccinated in India, Africa, South America and several other countries as unvaccinated, and make them go through a 10-day …
  • Sabarimala airport: Louis Berger report not in tune with Greenfield Airports Policy, says DGCA  September 20, 2021 9:13 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The techno-economic feasibility report prepared by Louis Berger, a private agency, for the proposed Sabarimala airport has drawn flak from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The site-clearance …
  • Kerala Records 152 Deaths, 19653 Fresh Covid-19 Cases; Imposes Stringent Lockdown In Critical Areas September 20, 2021 2:54 am Kerala on Sunday recorded 152 deaths and 19,653 fresh Covid-19 cases. The state’s total caseload rose to 45,08,493 and fatalities to 23,591. Meanwhile, the State government on Sunday said special intensified, stringent lockdown restrictions will be …
  • Muvattupuzha MLA Mathew Kuzhalnadan opens smart office to address complaints September 20, 2021 2:39 am By Express News Service KOCHI:  Moving with the times, Muvattupuzha MLA Mathew Kuzhalnadan has set up a smart office to make grievance redressal easy for people in his constituency. Instead of waiting for an appointment to meet the MLA and submit a …
  • ‘Hill highway project to give a fillip to economy’: Kerala Minister September 20, 2021 2:39 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM :  Once the hill highway is completed, it will open up huge development potential in state’s hilly region, boosting the economy to a great extent, PWD minister P A Mohamed Riyas has said. He was speaking after …
  • Programme to boost Ayush wellness centres begins in Thiruvananthapuram September 20, 2021 2:39 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:   A programme to raise selected Ayush dispensaries as Ayush Health and Wellness Centres has begun in the district. The district-level inauguration was held at the Government Siddha Hospital at Avanavanchery at …
  • Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital receives 100-bed ICU facility to gear up for third wave September 20, 2021 2:39 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The health department has set up two ICUs with 100 beds and 17 ventilators in Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital as part of the preparations for a possible third wave of Covid. The beds will also cater …
  • ‘Varsities must create knowledge society’: Kerala Higher Education Minister September 20, 2021 2:39 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Universities should create an adequate knowledge society to build and maintain a robust and sustainable economy, Higher Education Minister R Bindu said. “The main challenge is to manage the higher education …
  • Kerala literary group to hold ‘green festival’ September 20, 2021 2:38 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Thiruvananthapuram-based literary group Carpus Media will hold a three-day ‘green festival’ in Bengaluru in early 2022. The organisers claim that it will be the country’s first literary festival focusing on …
  • ‘Action plan for resuming classes soon’: Kerala Education Minister on schools' reopening September 20, 2021 2:07 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : The state government will prepare a comprehensive action plan for the reopening of schools in the state, General Education Minister V Sivankutty said here on Sunday.  On Saturday, the government announced that …
  • BCCI’s apex council set to ratify 2021-22 home season September 19, 2021 8:27 pm India is set to host four Tests, three ODIs and a whopping 14 T20Is at home in the forthcoming 2021-22 season, including a rare home series in June next year. The programme for a power packed home season of international cricket is set to be ratified by …
  • International coastal cleanup day September 19, 2021 7:29 pm Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], September 19 (ANI): The Indian Coast Guard has conducted the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) day in all Coastal States and Union Territories of India under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP …
  • Stringent lockdown where COVID spread is critical: Kerala government September 19, 2021 2:54 pm By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Special intensified, stringent lockdown restrictions will be enforced in areas of Kerala, where the spread of COVID-19 is at critical-levels, the State government said on Sunday. The stringent lockdown restrictions would be in …
  • ‘Narcotic jihad’ row: Congress to call meet of Kerala religious leaders September 19, 2021 12:38 pm Congress’ Kerala President K. Sudhakaran on Sunday said that the party would convene a meeting of religious heads to tamp down tempers following a Bishop’s statement that Christian children should be safe guarded against “Narcotic Jihad” that is being …
  • Caritas India donates ICU ventilators for Kerala's COVID-19 fight September 19, 2021 8:11 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A dozen ICU ventilators were donated to six major hospitals in the state by Caritas India, in its attempts to help the state tackle COVID-19. The ICU ventilators each amounting to Rs 12 lakh were donated to the …
  • Detailed action plan to be prepared for reopening schools in Kerala: State education minister V Sivankutty September 19, 2021 8:11 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala government will prepare a comprehensive action plan for the reopening of schools in the state, General education minister V Sivankutty said here on Sunday. The state government on Saturday announced …
  • Kerala: 19,325 test positive for Covid; TPR at 15.96% September 19, 2021 8:04 am Picture used for representational purpose onlyTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state witnessed 19,325 positive cases of the 1,21,070 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The test positivity rate is 15.96%. The state also logged 143 Covid deaths, taking the toll in …
  • Ransomware attack encrypts protocol files of TN govt September 19, 2021 7:34 am The Tamil Nadu government’s public department came under a malicious ransomware attack on Friday, resulting in several files being locked by a 16-digit encryption code that served as unique ID of the miscreants.CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government’s public …
  • Private schools in Kerala welcome state government's decision to reopen schools on November 1 September 19, 2021 3:18 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Managements of unaided institutions have welcomed the state government's decision to reopen schools in a phased manner from November 1. The schools, mostly affiliated to national boards such as CBSE and Council …
  • International Fancy Women Bike Ride in Capital on Sunday September 19, 2021 1:30 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The city is all geared up to witness a resplendent cycle ride as women take to the streets in their bicycles on Sunday in funky clothes. The Fancy Women Bike Ride, an international cycling event, will be …
  • Murder convict who escaped from Central prison surrenders in court September 19, 2021 1:30 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A 48-year-old murder convict who escaped from Poojappura central prison 10 days ago surrendered before the Thiruvananthapuram Judicial First Class Magistrate Court on Saturday. Jahir Hussain, a native of …
  • Caritas India donates ventilators September 19, 2021 1:30 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Caritas India has donated a dozen ICU ventilators to six government hospitals. The ventilators, each costing `12 lakh, were donated to the medical colleges of Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Kollam, Kottayam and …
  • Thiruvananthapuram University College to organise international seminar on ecological disaster in Australia September 13, 2021 5:39 pm By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Post-Graduate & Research Department of English, University College here will organise an international conference on the topic 'Who Started The Bushfires?: Australian Culture, Economy and Polity in …
  • Tangentia acquires Cycloides and commits to creating over 100 job opportunities in 2021 September 13, 2021 2:42 pm To accelerate growth in technology a global transformation company - Tangentia acquired Cycloides India in Kerala and Cycloides Canada from September 1st, 2021 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, KERALA, INDIA, September 13, 2021 /⁨EINPresswire.com⁩/ -- …
  • Stringent lockdown imposed in 113 local body wards in Thiruvananthapuram September 13, 2021 12:58 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM :  Stringent lockdown restrictions have been imposed in 113 local body wards in the district for one week where the Weekly Infection Population Ratio (WIPR) crossed 8. The restrictions will be in force from Monday …
  • Man steals, dismantles autorickshaw in Thiruvananthapuram September 13, 2021 12:58 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM :  The city police have arrested a 47-year-old auto rickshaw mechanic on the charges of stealing an auto rickshaw and selling its dismantled parts as spares. Ramesh of Kottarakkara was arrested by Cantonment …
  • Museum, Sree Chithra Gallery in Thiruvananthapuram to reopen on September 14 September 11, 2021 12:58 pm After nearly four-and-a-half months, the Department of Museums and Zoos has decided to reopen the Napier Museum, Natural History Museum, Sree Chithra Art Gallery, and the Botanical Garden on the zoo and museum campus in Thiruvananthapuram to the public on …
  • Woman hacks husband to death following domestic dispute in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram September 11, 2021 6:10 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A 52-year-old man was hacked to death by his 40-year-old wife following a quarrel in their house at Kannanthitta at Amboori in Thiruvananthapuram district early Saturday. The deceased is Selvamuthu and the …