• Idukki collector approaches HC against Devikulam MLA 05 Nov 2019 00:47 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Local Self-Government Minister A C Moideen informed the assembly on Monday that the Idukki district collector has approached the High Court to initiate contempt of court proceedings against Devikulam MLA S …
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra's Farm Shoppe to sell locally grown Idukki potato 29 Aug 2019 14:34 Now, the organic potatoes farmed by the self-help groups in Idukki, Kerala areavailable at the Farm Shoppe of the Ernakualam Krishi Vigyan Kendra of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute. The Farm Shoppe is specially meant for selling safe/ …
  • Higher secondary economics question paper leaked in Idukki 26 Aug 2019 23:18 By Express News Service IDUKKI: Despite all precautions and strict security, the question paper of the first-term higher secondary school examination (Onam examination) for plus one conducted across various schools in Idukki district got leaked on Monday. …
  • Kerala floods: Year after deluge, many in Idukki village have left, some wait for aid 18 Aug 2019 19:58 An abandoned house following last year’s landslide in Idukki. (Express photo by Shaju Philip) Last week, when heavy rain lashed her house on the slope of the hill at Konnathady village in Kerala’s Idukki district, Thressiama K stopped having dinner. “The …
  • Kerala CM chairs high-level meeting in Idukki as rains wreak havoc 08 Aug 2019 13:29 Incessant rainfall has wreaked havoc, with normal life being disrupted due to a flood-like situation over the past few days. Idukki: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday chaired a high-level meeting with the top government officials here to …
  • Researchers spot Kerala’s ‘biggest ever’ menhir in Idukki 27 Jul 2019 17:39 It was the team led by Rajeev Puliyoor, a researcher from MES College Nedumkandom and B.Ed centre in-charge, who spotted the megalithic structure at Pothamala hills in Idukki. Indicating the existence of active human presence in Kerala’s hilly district of …
  • Dam shutters closed in Idukki district 24 Jul 2019 03:32 By Express News Service IDUKKI: Heavy rain subsided on Tuesday after crippling lives at various parts of the district. The water level in reservoirs started receding on Tuesday. The shutters of Kallarkutty and Malankara dam, which were opened on July 19, …
  • Idukki farmer commits suicide 23 Jul 2019 03:29 By Express News Service IDUKKI: A 45-year-old farmer shot himself to death using a country-made gun at Mullanthandu in Pooppara on Monday. The deceased, K P Santhosh of Kakkunnel, Mullanthandu, was found dead inside his house at 4.30 pm on Monday. The cops …
  • Incessant rain continues to lash Idukki 22 Jul 2019 16:56 By Express News Service IDUKKI: Incessant rain continued to lash Idukki for the fourth day, slightly increasing the water level in major reservoirs including Idukki and Mullaperiyar. Even though the district administration, on Saturday,  had decided to …
  • India- Government wants to develop cluster for cardamom in Idukki 11 Jul 2019 08:20 (MENAFN - KNN India) Government wants to develop cluster for cardamom in Idukki New Delhi, July 11 (KNN) Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal said that the government wants to develop a cluster to boost cardamom industry in Idukki in Kerala …
  • Government plans to develop cluster for cardamom in Idukki 10 Jul 2019 11:26 PTI| Updated: Jul 10, 2019, 03.05 PM IST BCCL Kerala produces 70% of total cardamom. New Delhi: The government wants to develop a cluster to boost cardamom industry in Idukki in Kerala, Union minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday. Idukki is a leading …
  • Kerala govt orders judicial probe into Idukki custodial death case 05 Jul 2019 08:18
  • Idukki custodial death: Crime Branch arrests two police officers 03 Jul 2019 12:01 K Rajkumar (49) was taken into police custody at Nedumkandam on June 12 in connection with a chit fund fraud case and was illegally detained until his formal arrest on June 15. Nearly two weeks after a private financier died following alleged torture in …
  • Kerala: Idukki custodial death snowballing into big trouble for CPM 01 Jul 2019 23:49 Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The alleged custodial death of a financier in Kerala’s Idukki district is becoming a major headache for the ruling CPI(M). Rajkumar, 49, a private financier at Nedumkandam in Idukki, had allegedly collected around Rs …
  • Rights panel seeks report on Idukki custodial death case 30 Jun 2019 21:55 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) chairperson Antony Dominic on Saturday sought report from the state police chief on the custodial death of Idukki native Rajkumar. The victim died in Peermade sub jail …
  • CRPF head constable from Idukki killed in Maoist attack 29 Jun 2019 02:27 By Express News Service IDUKKI: A CRPF head constable from Idukki was killed in an encounter between the security forces and Maoists in Chhattisgarh on Friday. The body of O P Saju of Orolickal house at Mukkudil in Rajakkadu, who had been staying at …
  • Row over ownership of Idukki land after Hindu groups seek removal of crosses  19 Jun 2019 15:36 Express News Service KOCHI: The protest launched by Hindu groups demanding the removal of crosses installed at Panchalimedu, a tourist destination near Kuttikkanam in Idukki district, has triggered a dispute over the ownership of the land.   While District …
  • Idukki college student suspected to have Nipah infection: Kerala Health Minister 03 Jun 2019 15:39 In the wake of a suspected case of Nipah virus infection at a private hospital in Kochi, a high-level committee has decided to strengthen preventive measures, even as confirmation is awaited from the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune. The …
  • Kottayam and Idukki advance 28 May 2019 19:07 Kottayam and Idukki won their respective group games to progress in the 43rd state junior basketball championship at Shanthlal Jyothi Public School in Thodupuzha on Tuesday. In the boys’ category, Kottayam defeated Alappuzha that had made a solid start to …
  • Ganja ‘experts’ from Idukki make fortune beyond ghats 27 May 2019 01:55 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: For years, talents have been leaving Kerala in search of greener pastures, fetching name and money. But not this unique talent drain, which has only brought the state into disrepute. Several men from Idukki, who …
  • Farm crisis, flood havoc weigh on Idukki as Tamil voters crucial 14 Apr 2019 02:50 Express News Service KOCHI:  The sun begins its downward descent painting the village scarlet red. After a day-long work under the scorching sun, agricultural workers trudge their way to the local toddy shop to relax. Inside the brick-and-mortar toddy shop …
  • Kerala boy assault case: Pall of gloom descends on Udumbannoor in Idukki 07 Apr 2019 00:37 By Express News Service IDUKKI: Flower bouquets and a flickering lamp sat atop a low table inside the house crowded with people from across the state in the remote Manjikkallu in Udumbannoor village near Thodupuzha in the district. Nearby was a small pair …
  • Pombilai Orumai leader Gomathy enters poll fray, vows to improve the lives of Idukki plantation workers  06 Apr 2019 01:47 Express News Service CHERUTHONI (IDUKKI): Gomathy Augustine, leader of Pombilai Orumai, a collective of women workers of the plantations in Idukki, jumped onto the election bandwagon, filing her nomination to contest an independent in Idukki Lok Sabha …
  • Seven-year-old child assault case: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan seeks report from Idukki district authorities 29 Mar 2019 10:34 By Express News Service Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has sought a report from the district authorities in Idukki on the assault case of a seven-year-old in Kunnamangalam near Thodupuzha the other day. The child who was severely injured is now …
  • Flood-ravaged Idukki facing farmer suicides 10 Mar 2019 06:23 The black coffee Omana Ravi had kept on the stove for her son, Santhosh, kept simmering but there was no sign of him even at 6 am. “He had left at 3 in the morning, saying he was going to water the fields. He liked working at that time as it was peaceful. …
  • Grim Reaper: Farmer suicides shake the flood-ravaged district of Idukki 09 Mar 2019 17:41 The black coffee Omana Ravi had kept on the stove for her son, Santhosh, kept simmering but there was no sign of him even at 6 am. “He had left at 3 in the morning, saying he was going to water the fields. He liked working at that time as it was peaceful. …
  • Idukki cardamom planters get ‘dry’ succour from this start-up 24 Feb 2019 18:09 Suresh K. Raju, a planter in Idukki district of Kerala, has nearly 50 acres under cardamom cultivation. The harvest goes on for almost nine months in a year and the fresh cardamom should be dried within a day or two. Mr. Raju uses both firewood and diesel …
  • 13 injured as newly-opened ropeway breaks in Kerala’s Idukki 23 Feb 2019 13:06 Vagamon (Kerala), Feb 23 (IANS) At least 13 tourists were injured as a newly-inaugurated ropeway bridge, part of an adventure tourism project in Kerala’s Idukki district, broke on Saturday due to overloading, police said. A police official from the Vagamon …
  • LDF government neglected flood-hit farmers in Idukki: Jose K Mani 07 Feb 2019 02:33 By Express News Service IDUKKI:  Kerala Congress (M) vice-chairman Jose K Mani MP alleged the LDF Government’s annual budget has callously disregarded Idukki district, which was devastated by the mid-August flood. He was speaking at the reception accorded …
  • HC asks Sessions Court to take action in land grab case involving Idukki MP Joice George 31 Jan 2019 00:35 By Express News Service KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Wednesday directed the Thodupuzha Sessions Court to take appropriate decision on a final report filed by the police in a land grab case involving Idukki MP Joice George. When a petition seeking CBI …
  • Congress to use Kasturirangan issue as a debate point to wrest Idukki Lok Sabha seat 29 Jan 2019 00:03 Express News Service KOCHI: The Congress is set to put all its might behind to wrest the Idukki Lok Sabha seat by putting the Kasturirangan issue as a major debate point in the high range district. The constituency, considered a UDF citadel, is now …
  • With Palthony paddy, farmers of Idukki rise to challenge 21 Jan 2019 00:56 Express News Service IDUKKI: For the farmers of Anakkara in Idukki, Palthony could be a symbol — of resistance and survival. When the devastating monsoon rains damaged all other high-yielding paddy varieties and subsequent drought dried them out, the …
  • Off-road race accident kills youth in Idukki 06 Jan 2019 05:08 By Express News Service KOCHI: Daughter of Tripunithura municipality councillor died during an off-road biking event at Koompanpara near Adimali in Idukki. She was among the three people, who had reached Koompanpara riding centre, for the event. Two of the …
  • Farmer collective to turn Idukki to fully organic farming district 05 Nov 2018 11:45 A collective of organic farmers has initiated a programme to help and rebuild the farms and livelihood of the farmers in Idukki, the hub of spice cultivation in Kerala, which was one of the worst affected districts in heavy rains and flood that hit the …
  • Organic farming initiative for Idukki district 04 Nov 2018 16:40 Manarcadu Social Service Society (MASS), a collective of more than 5,000 organic farmers, will launch Rebuild Kerala 2021, a sustainable development plan to help farmers in Idukki to rebuild their farms and livelihoods through organic farming. According to …
  • Idukki man gets death penalty for raping and killing woman, daughter 31 Oct 2018 04:25 By Express News Service IDUKKIL: The High Court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentence awarded by Thodupuzha second additional sessions judge T U Kuruvila on June 20, 2012, to an Idukki native for brutally raping and murdering a mother and her daughter at …
  • Landslides hit Idukki again 07 Oct 2018 01:22 By Express News Service IDUKKI:  Unexpected rain, which lashed across the district by Saturday evening, caused multiple landslides in Kumily apart from triggering landslips at various places on the Kottarakkara–Dindigul National Highway. The rain caused …
  • Idukki dam to remain closed 05 Oct 2018 16:28 [India], Oct 05 (ANI): District authorities on Friday said shutters of Cheruthoni dam, located in Kerala's Idukki district will not be opened today. This comes hours after the Kerala government decided to open a spillway of the dam to release around 50 …
  • Rains return to Kerala, govt not to open Idukki dam again 05 Oct 2018 11:42 People cover themselves with umbrella during rainfall in Kanyakumari. Photo: PTI Kozhikode: The Kerala government has decided to not open the shutters of Idukki dam, as water levels have reduced to 2387.72 now from 2387.76 since morning, owing to rains …
  • As rains return, Kerala to open Idukki dam again 05 Oct 2018 10:23 People cover themselves with umbrella during rainfall in Kanyakumari. Photo: PTI Kozhikode: Kerala will open the shutters of its Idukki dam on Friday evening following heavy rains, as per a senior official privy to the talks. This is one of the first signs …
  • Live Breaking News of October 5: 1 shutter of Idukki dam to open at 4 pm today. 50 cusecs of water will be released 05 Oct 2018 08:57 Breaking News, News Updates of October 5 Daily dose of news plays very important role in our daily life. For some people, the morning is incomplete without knowing about what's happening across the world. Some digital-savvy people have a habit of …
  • IMD issues red alert in Idukki, Malappuram 05 Oct 2018 01:42 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The IMD has issued a red alert for Idukki and Malappuram for Sunday in view of a ‘very heavy rainfall’ warning. Though red alerts were declared for Sunday in Idukki, Palakkad and Thrissur earlier, it was …
  • Kerala: Red alert in Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, heavy rain on Sunday 03 Oct 2018 15:41 Red alert comes after Met dept issued warning about a low-pressure area in the Arabian Sea, close to Sri Lankan coast. Kochi: A red alert has been declared in three districts - Idukki, Thrissur and Palakkad - of Kerala for extremely heavy rainfall on …
  • Kerala rains: Idukki, Wayanad, Palakkad, Thrissur put on yellow alert, heavy rainfall expected over next two days 24 Sep 2018 06:38 A yellow alert has been issued for Pathanamthitta, Idukki and Wayanad districts for September 25. (File) A month since devastating rains and floods wreaked havoc in Kerala, killing 488 people, the MeT department has predicted heavy rainfall in five …
  • Idukki, Wayanad, Palakkad, Thrissur put on yellow alert, heavy rainfall expected over next two days 24 Sep 2018 04:20 A yellow alert has been issued for Pathanamthitta, Idukki and Wayanad districts for September 25. (File) A month since devastating rains and floods wreaked havoc in Kerala, killing 488 people, the MeT department has predicted heavy rainfall in five …
  • High demand for Idukki natives at ganja plantations in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha 18 Sep 2018 02:22 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The recent seizure of hashish oil from an inter-state gang in Thiruvananthapuram reinforced a curious trend. During the course of the probe, the Excise intelligence wing found out that Idukki natives, who have …
  • Kerala floods one month after: Idukki’s plantation workers make do with paltry ‘relief’ 15 Sep 2018 02:23 Express News Service IDUKKI: In Idukki’s hardest-hit areas, including the stretch from Vallakkadavu to Mlamala where a majority of plantation workers live, more than one in four households live in poverty. There are visible signs of neglect by the …
  • Kerala: College student hospitalised after ragging by seniors, police files case against five in Idukki 07 Sep 2018 13:42 By: PTI | Idukki | Published: September 7, 2018 6:12:48 pm Police have registered a case against the suspended students based on the complaint by the junior student. (Representational) A first-year B.Com student of a private college in the district has …
  • Kerala Floods: People fight for existential dilemma in Idukki  02 Sep 2018 03:57 Express News Service IDUKKI:  The sun is out in the high ranges, and the neelakurinji has bloomed. When life should have been at its joyous best in Idukki, people are left to pick up the pieces from the tale of destruction unleashed by an insanely high …
  • Idukki needs at least Rs 8,000 crore for rebuilding: District Collector K Jeevan Babu 02 Sep 2018 03:57 By Express News Service Q: What are the district administration’s immediate priorities? A: There isn’t a single road in Idukki unaffected by floods. 148 km national highway, 1,145.78 km PWD road and 865.93 km panchayat road were almost fully damaged. They …
  • Idukki has gone back by 40 years due to floods: Kerala Minister 26 Aug 2018 12:51 Idukki (Kerala), Aug 26 (IANS) The hilly district of Idukki has been thrown back by 40 years following Kerala’s worst flooding in a century, Power Minister M.M. Mani said on Sunday. “What our forefathers built in the past 100 years to take Idukki to where …
  • Sudden release of water from Idamalayar, Idukki dams caused Kerala floods: Tamil Nadu government 25 Aug 2018 00:52 Express News Service CHENNAI: Refuting Kerala’s allegation that sudden release of water from Mullaiperiyar dam on August 15 was one of the causes of the deluge, Tamil Nadu on Friday said indeed sudden releases from Idukki and Idamalayar dams had resulted …
  • Kerala floods: This landslide in Idukki buried 4 residents, home 23 Aug 2018 23:59 The debris left behind by the landslide in Upputhodu, Idukki. (Express Photo/Arun Janardhanan) As Kerala struggles to find its feet after the devastating floods, the ground zero of the deluge in Idukki district is still coming to terms with a grim set …
  • Kerala floods: Hit by landslides, Idukki district remains cut off for seventh day 22 Aug 2018 03:53 Kerala Floods: The Cheruthoni bridge after water in the dam receded on Tuesday. (Express Photo) Kerala’s Idukki district in the Western Ghats, one of the most affected regions in the unprecedented rains, remained cut off from the mainland for the seventh …
  • Kerala flood: Survivors face health risks, drinking water crisis in Idukki 21 Aug 2018 03:07 Express News Service IDUKKI: Rescuers in Idukki combed through mud-covered terrains on Monday in search of dozens of people after the floods and landslides across the district. As per the data from the district disaster management authority, 211 relief …
  • Kerala floods: At ground zero of deluge, Idukki remains cut off for third day 19 Aug 2018 11:06 People are airlifted by the Indian Navy soldiers during a rescue operation at a flooded area in Kerala. (Reuters photo) With Kerala battling floods unleashed by heavy rain — 165 people have lost their lives since August 8 — the ground zero of the deluge, …
  • Many bodies trapped in landslides not retrieved; desperate for food, clothes for women: Idukki MP 19 Aug 2018 11:05 An aerial view shows partially submerged houses at a flooded area in the southern state of Kerala, India, August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V There is a grave situation in Idukki district of Kerala where, local MP Joice George said, bodies of victims …
  • Kerala tells Idukki residents to go to camps, Tamil Nadu to release dam water 14 Aug 2018 21:36 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: August 15, 2018 12:59:08 am The flooded Pampa river. (Photo: Leju Kamal) THE KERALA government urged people living in Idukki district of the state to move to camps on Tuesday night after Tamil Nadu …
  • Non-Stop Rain In Kerala, All 5 Gates Of Idukki Reservoir Opened: 10 Facts 13 Aug 2018 11:54 Kerala Weather: Many parts of the state were flooded after the gates of the Idukki dam were opened. Idukki:  All the five gates of one of the dams of the Idukki water reservoir in Kerala have been opened to control the swelling water which is nearing the …
  • Army restores washed away bridge in Idukki 13 Aug 2018 10:02 Aug 13, 2018, 10:13 ISTSource: TNNThe Army has restored a concrete bridge in Idukki district of Kerala. The bridge connects the Virinjapara village in Idukki’s Mankulam. Due to the heavy rains bridge was washed away two days ago. About 800 families live in …
  • Kerala floods: Water level falls, but rain continues in Idukki, Wayanad 12 Aug 2018 11:38 Water level in the Idukki hydel reservoir has dropped below the 2,400 ft. mark, but the situation in large parts of Idukki remains grim with heavy displacement of people and continuing rains. Latest updates on the storage level in the key dams of the …
  • NDRF man rescues child in Idukki; brave act wins praise on social media 12 Aug 2018 10:51 Image Source : PTI Shutters of the Idukki dam have been opened after 26 years An NDRF officer rescued a sick child by sprinting across a bridge moments before it got submerged in gushing flood waters in rain-ravaged Kerala, with an image of his daring act …
  • Kerala floods: Water level in Idukki dam further decreases, Indian Army continues rescue efforts 12 Aug 2018 09:35 Image Source : ANI Water level in Idukki dam decreases  As heavy rainfall in Kerala continues, the water level in Idukki dam further decreased on Sunday and now stands at 2,399.28 feet. Parts of Ernakulam and Thrissur districts of the state however, …
  • Water level at Kerala’s Idukki dam further decreases 12 Aug 2018 05:16 Idukki (Kerala), Aug 12 (IANS) The water level in Kerala’s Idukki dam further decreased on Sunday and now stands at 2,399.28 feet even as parts of Ernakulam and Thrissur districts still remain submerged. The district of Idukki recorded 90mm of rain for a …
  • Water level in Idukki dam recedes but threat looms 12 Aug 2018 01:29 By Express News Service KOCHI: The residents of Cheruthoni and downstream areas heaved a sigh of relief as the water level in Idukki dam started receding on Saturday morning. However, the threat of another bout of heavy rain loomed large over Idukki as …
  • Relief for Keralites as rains subside, Idukki dam waters recede 11 Aug 2018 15:04 Rains subside in Kerala, Idukki dam waters recede In a breather for Keralites, the heavy rains predicted in the state did not happen since Friday night, leading to the receding of Idukki dam waters that had ravaged the area over the last few days. State …
  • Kerala rains: Thousands heave sign of relief as water level of Idukki dam reduces 11 Aug 2018 08:17 — By IANS | Aug 11, 2018 11:51 am Idukki (Kerala): Thousands living around the Idukki dam and in Ernakulam and Thrissur heaved a sigh of relief on Saturday as the heavy rains predicted in Kerala did not happen and as a result, the Idukki dam waters …
  • Kerala rains subside, Idukki waters recede 11 Aug 2018 06:02 Idukki (Kerala) Aug 11 (IANS) Thousands living around the Idukki dam and in Ernakulam and Thrissur heaved a sigh of relief on Saturday as the heavy rains predicted in Kerala did not happen and as a result the Idukki dam waters ravaging the area over the …
  • Red alert in Kerala as 5 floodgates of Idukki dam ... 10 Aug 2018 11:33 The worst affected is the Cheruthoni town, located nearest to the dam. With heavy rains continuing in Idukki, the authorities in Kerala were forced to open the remaining two more floodgates of the nearly overflowing Idamalayar dam on Friday afternoon even …
  • Rain havoc continues in Kerala, all 5 gates of Idukki reservoir opened 10 Aug 2018 11:32 In rain battered-Kerala, a red alert has been issued for Idukki and its adjoining districts in view of the possibility of release of more water from the Idukki reservoir, while entry of tourists to the high-range district was stopped after roads caved in …
  • Rains intensify, all 5 floodgates of Idukki dam opened 10 Aug 2018 10:55 Idukki/Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 10 (IANS) With heavy rains continuing in Idukki, the authorities in Kerala were forced to open the remaining two more floodgates of the nearly overflowing Idamalayar dam on Friday afternoon even as the death toll reached …
  • Kerala floods: Red alert in Idukki, 5 columns of Army deployed in northern districts 10 Aug 2018 10:38 By: PTI | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: August 10, 2018 3:48:18 pm An elderly woman is rescued following a flash flood, triggered by heavy rains, at Palakkad in Kerala on Thursday, Aug 9, 2018. (PTI Photo) In rain battered-Kerala, a red alert has been …
  • Kerala rain fury: All 5 Idukki shutters opened 10 Aug 2018 10:16 All five shetters of Idukki dam opened All five shutters of the Idukki Cheruthoni reservoir has been opened for the first time in history as the flood situation continues to be severe in Kerala.The amount of water being released from the reservoir is now …
  • Kerala rains: Two more shutter of Idukki dam opened today, death toll reaches at 26 10 Aug 2018 09:26 — By PTI | Aug 10, 2018 12:24 pm Thiruvananthapuram: As heavy rains continued to lash various parts of Kerala, two more shutters of the Cheruthoni Dam, part of the Idukki Reservoir, were opened today as the water level touched 2,401 feet. For the first …
  • Kerala floods: Two more shutters of Idukki dam opened 10 Aug 2018 07:47 [India], Aug 10 (ANI): As heavy rain continues to lash Kerala, two more shutters of Idukki dam were opened on Friday morning to accommodate the additional flow of water. The floodgates were opened to increase the water flow into the Periyar river to 125 …
  • 27 dead in Kerala rains, 2 more Idukki shutters opened 10 Aug 2018 07:08 Idukki (Kerala) Aug 10 (IANS) Although Kerala on Friday got some relief due to lesser showers pounding it than has been over the last two days, the death toll rose to 27. With the water level at the Idukki dam fast rising, two more shutters of the dam were …
  • Kerala rains LIVE: Two more shutters of Idukki dam opened, IMD predicts thunderstorms as death toll touches 26 10 Aug 2018 06:08 Kerala rains LIVE: Kerala State Disaster Management Authority issued a red alert to make necessary preparations for the authorities for evacuation of people in vulnerable areas in case of a water surge. An orange alert was sounded on June 30 at the dam …
  • Kerala rain: More shutters of Idukki dam opened 10 Aug 2018 06:04 For the first time in the last 26 years, a shutter of the Cheruthoni Dam was opened Thursday and two more were opened at 7 am on Friday Thiruvananthapuram: As heavy rains continued to lash various parts of Kerala, two more shutters of the Cheruthoni Dam, …
  • Kerala Floods: Death Toll Reaches 26, Two More Shutters Of Idukki Dam Opened 10 Aug 2018 05:29 At least 26 people have lost their lives so far across rain-battered Kerala due to flooding and landslides caused by the torrential downpour in the state. Owing to incessant rains and a subsequent rise in the water level in various dams, two more shutters …
  • 26 killed in Kerala rain, 3 shutters of Idukki... 10 Aug 2018 05:17 "It is the biggest rain we had in 50 years," Union Minister KJ Alphons said. As heavy rains continued to lash various parts of Kerala, two more shutters of the Cheruthoni Dam, part of the Idukki Reservoir, were opened on Friday as the water level …
  • Kerala rains: Six dead as floods, landslides hit Idukki district 10 Aug 2018 00:30 Express News Service IDUKKI: Besides the five people who died in the landslide at Adimali, at least six people have been killed and more than 200 were forced to flee their homes after record rains pounded high ranges of Idukki on Thursday, triggering …
  • Rains claim 26 lives in Kerala; red alert for Idukki reservoir 09 Aug 2018 19:13 Heavy rains pounding Kerala triggered a series of landslides in the hilly Idukki district and northern parts, killing 26 people since Wednesday night with chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday describing the situation as ‘very grim’. IMAGE: People …
  • Kerala rains: Death toll rises to 26; red alert for Idukki reservoir sounded 09 Aug 2018 18:05 Thiruvananthapuram: Heavy rains pounding Kerala triggered a series of landslides in the hilly Idukki district and northern parts, killing 26 people since Wednesday night with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan describing the situation as 'very grim'. …
  • Kerala rains: 20 dead in rain related incidents, Red alert in Idukki reservoir 09 Aug 2018 15:42 As reports of more deaths from different parts of Kerala started coming in, the death toll touched 22. While 11 people died in Idukki district, five more deaths were reported from Malappuram district. The deluge caused three deaths in Waynad and two in …
  • Heavy rains claim 26 lives in Kerala; red alert for Idukki reservoir 09 Aug 2018 15:16 Heavy rains pounding Kerala triggered a series of landslides in the hilly Idukki district and northern parts, killing 26 people since Wednesday night with chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday describing the situation as ‘very grim’. IMAGE: People …
  • Heavy Rain Kills 22 In Kerala, Red Alert For Idukki Dam: 10 Points 09 Aug 2018 14:49 Flooding has been reported in several low-lying areas in Kerala after heavy rain Thiruvananthapuram:  As water levels continue to rise in rivers and reservoirs of Kerala, a third red alert has been issued for Idukki reservoir and the shutter of one of the …
  • Kerala rains: Idukki Dam opened after 26 years; 22 dead, third red alert issued 09 Aug 2018 14:34 Thiruvananthapuram: As reports of more deaths from different parts of Kerala started coming in, the death toll touched 22. While 11 people died in Idukki district, five more deaths were reported from Malappuram district. The deluge caused three deaths in …
  • Kerala rains: Death toll rises to 20; Asia's largest arch dam in Idukki opens shutters after 26 years 09 Aug 2018 14:16 Watch: Asia's largest arch dam in Idukki opens shutters after 26 years Twenty people were killed in rain-related incidents as heavy showers lashed Kerala, authorities said on Thursday, Aug 9. Idukki district remained the worst affected with 20 deaths, …
  • Heavy Rain Kills 22 In Kerala, Red Alert For Idukki Reservoir: 10 Points 09 Aug 2018 13:23 Flooding has been reported in several low-lying areas in Kerala. Thiruvananthapuram:  As water levels continue to rise in rivers and reservoirs of Kerala, a third red alert has been issued for Idukki reservoir and the shutter of one of the dams will be …
  • Kerala: 20 killed, Idukki dam opened after 26 yrs 09 Aug 2018 12:09 At least 20 people lost their life due to heavy rain and landslides in Kerala today. The state is hit by heavy rains and the rivers are flowing above the danger mark at many dams. As part of precautionary measure the arrival operations at the Cochin …
  • Video: Kerala on alert as Idukki dam opened after ... 09 Aug 2018 11:34 At least 20 people were killed as heavy rains and landslides hit parts of Kerala. The death toll in rain-related incidents over the last 24 hours in Kerala reached 22 on Thursday as Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan postponed Saturday's annual Nehru boat …
  • Kerala rain: Idukki water level still rising 09 Aug 2018 11:23 People dwelling in places likely to be affected have been asked to move to safer places Idukki water level still rising Water level in the Idukki dam continues to rise even after opening a shutter to ease the situation, reports say. The level was 2399. …
  • Kerala floods live: 20 killed; Idukki dam opened after 26 yrs; Arrivals suspended at Cochin Airport 09 Aug 2018 09:36 At least 20 people lost their life due to heavy rain and landslides in Kerala today. The state is hit by heavy rains and the rivers are flowing above the danger mark at many dams. As part of precautionary measure the arrival operations at the Cochin …
  • Watch: High alert as Idukki dam shutter opens 09 Aug 2018 08:25 People dwelling in places likely to be affected have been asked to move to safer places  Dubai: One of the five shutters of the Idukki Cheruthoni was opened by 50 cm at 12.30 am local time. It was the middle shutter that was opened and it will remain open …
  • Flight operations hit as Idukki dam opened after... 09 Aug 2018 08:17 20 people were killed as heavy rains and landslides hit parts of Kerala. At least 20 people were killed as heavy rains and landslides hit parts of Kerala early today, officials said. Idukki dam opened after 26 years, following rising water levels due to …
  • 18 dead in Kerala, Idukki dam shutter opened 09 Aug 2018 08:16 People dwelling in places likely to be affected have been asked to move to safer places  Dubai: One of the five shutters of the Idukki Cheruthoni was opened by 50 cm at 12.30 am local time. It was the middle shutter that was opened and it will remain open …
  • Kerala on alert: Flight arrivals halted as Idukki ... 09 Aug 2018 08:16 20 people were killed as heavy rains and landslides hit parts of Kerala. At least 20 people were killed as heavy rains and landslides hit parts of Kerala early today, officials said. Idukki dam opened after 26 years, following rising water levels due to …
  • Idukki dam opens floodgates after 26 years following rising water levels due to heavy rains 09 Aug 2018 07:58 Idukki dam in Kerala was opened after 26 years today at 12:30 pm following rising water levels due to heavy rains in the district. The State authorities had announced that the dam will only be opened once the reservoir hits 2399 feet. However, with the …
  • High alert in Kerala as Idukki dam opened after... 09 Aug 2018 07:55 Around 600 cusecs of water were also discharged from the Idamalayar dam on Thursday. At least 20 people were killed as heavy rains and landslides hit parts of Kerala early today, officials said. Idukki dam opened after 26 years, following rising water …
  • Heavy rain triggers landslides in Idukki, at least 10 persons dead 09 Aug 2018 07:09 Express News Service IDUKKI: A revived southwest monsoon unleashed widespread rain across Idukki on Thursday, killing at least ten persons including two children, flooding low-lying areas and leaving the highlands vulnerable to landslips, debris flow, and …

  • Youth who stabbed minor during sub-dist fest at Vypeen arrested 17 Nov 2019 01:31 By Express News Service KOCHI: The Njarackal police on Saturday arrested a youth who was absconding after allegedly stabbing a minor during the sub-district school youth festival held in Vypeen.  Sarath, 18, of Kuzhipilly was taken into custody from …
  • Film producer Raju Mathew passes away 13 Nov 2019 05:38 By Express News Service KOCHI: Veteran film producer Raju Mathew, 82, passed away in a hospital in Kottayam on Tuesday due to age-related illness. Popularly known as Century Raju Mathew, he was involved in the production and distribution of 45 Malayalam …
  • My style has been predominantly 'clean comedy': Telugu stand-up comedian Saikiran Rayaprolu 12 Nov 2019 22:56 Express News Service KOCHI: If you are the kind of person who has cringed at double entendres and grown-up jokes at a stand-up show, then you would understand why Hyderabad-based stand up artist Saikiran Rayaprolu decided to call his show Pure Veg Jokes. …
  • Find out why these five Kerala nuns were honoured by National Geographic Magazine 12 Nov 2019 18:22 By Express News Service KOCHI: The endurance of the five nuns, demanding arrest of rape accused Bishop Franco Mulackkal, which has scripted history last year recently got honoured in Washington based National Geographic magazine in their November issue. …
  • 22-year-old man ends life after beaten up by lover's family 12 Nov 2019 09:45 By Express News Service MALAPPURAM: A youngster from Kottakkal in Malappuram district of Kerala ended his life after he was beaten up by his girlfriend’s family members. On hearing the news, the girl attempted suicide on Tuesday. She has been admitted to a …
  • Aashiq Abu project Pennum Cherukkanum starts rolling 12 Nov 2019 04:59 By Express News Service We recently reported that directors Aashiq Abu, Jay K, Rajeev Ravi, and Venu will be contributing short films for a new anthology project. The shoot of the Aashiq Abu film has just begun. Titled Pennum Cherukkanum, the film is based …
  • Pinarayi gives away Akshaya Oorja awards 12 Nov 2019 02:01 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The state has numerous possibilities in the non-conventional energy sector, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said here on Monday after distributing Akshaya Oorja Awards instituted by the Agency for Non- …
  • St Joseph’s HSS wins Fr Ephrem Trophy 09 Nov 2019 02:43 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: St Joseph’s HSS emerged victors of the 23rd Fr Ephrem Trophy, an All-Kerala Inter-school basketball tournament, which concluded on Friday. The St Joseph’s team has been winning the tournament for the last 17 …
  • Varnolsavam brings talents to the fore 09 Nov 2019 02:43 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Students in vibrant and colourful costumes enthralled the audience with their rhythm and graceful movements as they danced to the beats of folk songs on the second day of the state arts festival ‘Varnolsavam’ …
  • Rijosh was strangled to death: Autopsy report 09 Nov 2019 01:01 By Express News Service IDUKKI: The post-mortem report of Rijosh, an employee at a private resort in Kazhuthakkulamedu in Santhanpara, whose body was found buried in a farm on Thursday, revealed that he was strangled to death. Meanwhile, the Santhanpara …
  • Drishyam 2.0: Resort owner kills, buries staffer in farm, elopes with his wife 08 Nov 2019 02:33 By Express News Service IDUKKI: In yet another incident which brings to mind the crime movie Drishyam, a 31-year-old resort employee was found murdered and buried adjacent to a farmhouse near here on Thursday. Resort manager Vaseem Abdul Khader, 31, from …
  • Kerala Karunya Plus Lottery KN-289 Today Results announced: Winner to take home Rs 70 lakhs! 07 Nov 2019 12:26 Kerala Lottery Today Results: The consolation prize is Rs 8,000. Kerala Karunya Plus Lottery KN-289 Today Results: The Kerala state lottery department Thursday announced the results of Karunya Plus Lottery KN-289. With seven daily and multiple bumper draws …
  • Challenging times ahead for rubber sector 06 Nov 2019 16:48 The outlook is not very optimistic for rubber producing and consuming sectors according to Sawar Dhanania, Chairman of the Rubber Board. He was delivering the presidential address at the 179th meeting of the Rubber Board, in Kottayam. The economy world- …
  • Elephant Kills Mahout, Rams Bus In Kerala's Kottayam 06 Nov 2019 04:31 The mahout was rushed to the government medical college hospital but he died en route. Kottayam: An elephant ran amok and killed its mahout while he was trying to tame it before attacking a bus carrying passengers, police said on Tuesday. The tusker rammed …
  • Elephant kills mahout, attacks private bus in Kottayam 06 Nov 2019 01:39 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM:  Fear and panic prevailed along the Kottayam - Kumarakom tourism corridor for nearly two hours on Tuesday evening after an elephant, which was taken back after attending a temple festival in Kottayam, turned unruly and …
  • Rubber Board revises production target for 2019-20 05 Nov 2019 14:42 Kochi: Rubber Board has revised downwards the production, consumption and import target for the current fiscal year for natural rubber keeping in mind the uncertainties in the global economy. The projection for production in 2019-20 has been revised to 730 …
  • Rubber sector faces challenging times ahead 05 Nov 2019 13:18 The outlook is not that much optimistic now for both rubber producing and consuming sectors according to Dr. Sawar Dhanania, Chairman, Rubber Board. He was delivering the presidential address at the 179th meeting of the Rubber Board held in Kottayam. The …
  • Spot rubber remains flat on weak volumes 04 Nov 2019 18:20 Spot rubber finished flat on Monday. RSS 4 was quoted steady at Rs.125.00 a kg by the Rubber Board and traders. The grade remained unchanged at Rs.121.00 per kg, according to dealers. The market lost its direction amidst extremely weak volumes while Latex …
  • RBI approves merger of 13 District Cooperative Banks with Kerala State Cooperative Bank 03 Nov 2019 23:48 By Express News Service The Reserve Bank of India has given its final approval for the formation of 'Kerala Bank', which involves the merger of 13 District Cooperative Banks (DCBs) with Kerala State Cooperative Bank. Malappuram DCB, which is …
  • Home services app Joboy to expand to bigger metros in India 01 Nov 2019 14:06 KOCHI: Joboy, the home services app offering repair and delivery services from Kerala, is expanding its footprint to metros Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad and to Sharjah. The startup has decided to expand after its success in Kerala and UAE in the last few …
  • Shopping app AM Needs caters to your daily morning supplies 01 Nov 2019 13:28 Jikku Mary Kurian is relieved that she no longer has to stock milk in her refrigerator. Now, every morning, by 7 or so, she gets as many sachets as she wants delivered to her home in the city. Same is the case with Murphy Harikumar, who does not have to …
  • KC (M) dispute: Kattappana court dismisses Jose K Mani’s petition 01 Nov 2019 10:16 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: In yet another setback to Jose K Mani in his power struggle with P J Joseph to take the control of Kerala Congress (M), the Kattappana sub court, on Friday, dismissed the appeal filed by Jose against the Thodupuzha Munsiff …
  • Another setback for Jose K. Mani as court rejects plea 01 Nov 2019 09:19 Kottayam (Kerala) Nov 1 (IANS) After losing the Pala Assembly constituency held by his father for 54 years, Jose K. Mani on Friday suffered another setback, when a court here upheld a lower court’s verdict that put a stay on his election as the Chairman of …
  • Keep your lungs breath easy 01 Nov 2019 01:47 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : Lung cancer is one of the most common variants of the disease that affects both men and women alike. November is observed as lung cancer awareness month, and though advanced medical facilities and treatments have …
  • Getting the ‘zh’ right 31 Oct 2019 13:53 Learning a new language can be fun and open various possibilities. And while some languages are easier to learn than others, according to Google, Malayalam is one of the most difficult Indian languages to pick up. To discover if Malayalam is really as …
  • Cyclone Maha to cause heavy rain in Kerala, orange alert in ten districts 31 Oct 2019 08:41 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Heavy rains reported across the state as Cyclonic storm Maha over Lakshadweep and the southeast Arabian Sea moved north-northwestwards at a speed of 17 kmph. Heavy rain lashed the catchment area of Mullaperiyar …
  • Ajit Pawar elected Maha NCP legislature party leader | LIVE 30 Oct 2019 12:56 Oct 30, 2019 6:20 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda Ajit Pawar elected Maha NCP legislature party leader Former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar was on Wednesday elected NCP's state legislature party leader. The newly-elected legislators of the …
  • Lecture series on Latin America to be held in three Kerala cities: Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Kannur 07 Oct 2019 05:36 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A series of lectures on Latin America is being organised in the city on October 16. The four-part series will delve on modernity, development and transformations in Latin America. Two of the lecture series will …
  • Ruling LDF wins Pala bypoll in Kottayam, Kerala 27 Sep 2019 08:55 KOTTAYAM (KERALA): The ruling CPI(M) led LDF won the byelection to Pala assembly constituency, wresting the seat from the opposition Congress led UDF. LDF candidate Mani C Kappen defeated Jose Tom Pulikkunel of the opposition Congress-led UDF in a closely …
  • Kunjeldho starts rolling in Kottayam 04 Sep 2019 18:52  The film, which marks the directorial debut of popular radio jockey Mathukutty, who has written the script too, has the multi-talented Vineeth Sreenivasan as the creative director. For Kottayam, it will be Kunjeldho days ahead. Kunjeldho, starring Asif …
  • Contempt plea in SC for control of Kottayam churches 29 Aug 2019 12:43 New Delhi/Kottayam, Aug 29 (IANS) Kerala’s Malankara Orthodox Church on Thursday filed a contempt petition in the Supreme Court stating that the Kerala government has not done anything to implement the 2017 apex court directive which gives the …
  • Kottayam native shot dead by robber in US  08 Aug 2019 03:29 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM:  A 68-year-old Kottayam native was shot dead after being carjacked at gunpoint by a bank robber at Valrico in the US state of  Florida. Mathew Korattiyil of Peroor near Ettumanoor was attacked at the parking lounge of   …
  • Villa Maya serves dishes from the hearths of Kottayam 04 Jul 2019 12:09 ​A Syrian Christian food fete brings to mind plenty of meat dishes, curried, baked, roasted and fried and a variety of appams to go with it. However, a Syrian Christian food festival that begins today at Villa Maya has many surprises in store for jaded …
  • A walk to trace heritage of Old Kottayam 26 Jun 2019 05:52 Centuries before it became a hub of vernacular print houses and educational institutions, Kottayam had served as the citadel of a princely State and a major marketplace. From the Thaliyil Mahadeva temple to the Thazhathangadi Juma Masjid, and the …
  • Kerala: Three hospitals charged for denying treatment to 62-year old H1N1 patient in Kottayam 07 Jun 2019 08:33 Image Source : PTI Three Kerala hospitals charged for denying treatment to 62-year-old-patient in Kottayam. Representational Image  The Kottayam Police, on Thursday, lodged an FIR against three hospitals, including one run by the government, after they …
  • 3 Kottayam hospitals booked for 'denying' treatment to 62-year-old H1N1 patient 07 Jun 2019 05:10 The three hospitals have, however, denied the allegations made by Renimol. Kottayam: The Kottayam Police has registered a case against three hospitals, including Kottayam Medical College and two other private hospitals after a woman claimed that her father …
  • Double for Kottayam in state Jr. basketball championship 06 Jun 2019 20:42 Kottayam clinched the girls' title while their boys retained the crown in the state junior basketball championship in Thodupuzha. In a thrilling final, Kottayam edged Thiruvnanthapuram in doube extra-time, 97-95, for the girls' title. In the boys…
  • Mango Meadows: A man-made paradise in Kottayam 05 Jun 2019 02:00 Express News Service KOTTAYAM: A stroll through the paved walkways, getting to know the rich varieties of flora and fauna, enjoying the chirping of birds and feeding fish in ponds - is quite a refreshing experience for anyone. Mango Meadows at Ayamkudi, a …
  • Kottayam and Idukki advance 28 May 2019 19:07 Kottayam and Idukki won their respective group games to progress in the 43rd state junior basketball championship at Shanthlal Jyothi Public School in Thodupuzha on Tuesday. In the boys’ category, Kottayam defeated Alappuzha that had made a solid start to …
  • Kottayam: Man kills elderly for pension money 23 May 2019 01:41 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM:  In a gruesome incident, a youth killed an 88-year-old man to steal latter’s monthly pension in Manimala on Tuesday. The Manimala police arrested Vilson, 36, of Vallakadav colony in Kattappana for the murder of Thomas aka …
  • Kottayam: Court extends bishop Franco bail, trial in case to begin June 7 10 May 2019 20:47 Kottayam: The trial in the rape case against Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal will begin at the Kottayam district court on June 7. The first class judicial magistrate’s court, Pala, extended the bail for the bishop, who appeared before it on Friday. The …
  • Flood brings Kottayam a paddy windfall 10 May 2019 05:33 Thanks to back-to-back floods last year, Kottayam is on track to reap a windfall of over ₹300 crore from paddy cultivation this season. As per the estimate of the Paddy Marketing Office of Supplyco, the authorities have procured about 1,09,136.18 tonnes of …
  • This old bridge in Kottayam proves too strong to be brought down 28 Apr 2019 07:02 The old railway overbridge (ROB) in Kottayam, which was deemed ‘structurally insufficient’ to cater to the growth of Kottayam town, proved not so weak when it withstood two back-to-back attempts of implosion. The first attempt for the controlled explosion …
  • Kottayam to Kochi barge services receive encouraging responses 21 Mar 2019 12:50 The recently launched container barge service between Kottayam Port, ICD and Cochin Port through national waterways is getting encouraging responses from stakeholders. The terminal operator DP World Cochin said that the commencement of the barge service is …
  • People want a continuation in development activities in Kottayam: KC(M) vice-chairman Jose K Mani 18 Mar 2019 02:57 By Express News Service Wrapping up the rumblings of discontent in the party, Kerala Congress(M) has entered the election mode with its candidate Thomas Chazhikadan going ahead with campaign work in Kottayam. KC(M) vice-chairman Jose K Mani, who is leading …
  • Kochi-Kottayam container barge service completes maiden voyage  09 Mar 2019 02:27 Express News Service KOCHI:  In what could prove a game changer, the inaugural container barge service from Kochi to Kottayam carrying import-export goods - despite the minor hiccups caused by hyacinths and fishing nets - got underway here on Friday. …
  • PJ Joseph likely to contest from Kottayam 09 Mar 2019 02:10 Express News Service KOTTAYAM: Pressure is mounting on Kerala Congress (M) to settle internal rumblings of discontent over its candidate for the Kottayam constituency. With the UDF leadership tightly shutting the door on the KC(M)’s demand for a second …
  • Kottayam Nazeer makes directorial debut 22 Jan 2019 05:15 Express News Service After Harisree Ashokan, another comedian is stepping into direction: Kottayam Nazeer. The actor-cum-artist organised a private screening of his directorial debut, a short film titled Kuttichan at Lal Media Arts in Kochi. In attendance …
  • Kottayam Nazeer turns director 21 Jan 2019 19:07 Kottayam Nazeer is a happy man. The preview of his debut directorial – a short film titled Kuttichan—is just over. At Lal Media, where the preview happened, he is busy meeting his friends. He sounds thrilled as he speaks about Kuttichan, which tells the …
  • Lensman’s take of Kottayam 13 Nov 2018 18:45 Binu Bhaskar, the cinematographer of the 2015 movie Lukka Chuppi, is the latest entrant in the list of DOPs-turned-directors. Binu has donned director’s hat with the crime drama Kottayam. Kottayam revolves around the rape and murder case of a female police …
  • List of trains services to be disrupted between Ernakulam and Kottayam 17 Oct 2018 15:37 Trains services between Ernakulam and Kottayam will be affected for five days, starting from October 20 till 24. Trains services between Ernakulam and Kottayam will be affected for five days, starting from October 20 till 24. Several trains have been …
  • Kerala nun rape case: Bishop Franco Mulakkal discharged from Kottayam hospital 22 Sep 2018 07:01 Bishop was under observation in the cardiology section of the Medical College Hospital for over 6 hours after his blood pressure shot up. Kottayam: Bishop Franco Mulakkal, arrested by the police over allegations of repeatedly raping and sexually assaulting …
  • I don’t believe in alienating audiences: Kottayam's director Binu Bhaskar 29 Aug 2018 21:49 Express News Service Santosh Sivan, Venu, Rajeev Ravi, Sujith Vassudev....and now another name can be added to the list of cinematographers from the Malayalam film industry who has made the shift to direction. Lukka Chuppi cinematographer Binu Bhaskar' …
  • Kerala Floods: Andhra SDRF team rescues 40 victims from flooded Kottayam 20 Aug 2018 02:24 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA:  AP state disaster rescue force (SDRF) personnel, who had rushed to flood-ravaged Kerala state to take up rescue and relief operations on Saturday, reached Ernakulam on Sunday afternoon and evacuated as many as 40 …
  • Rain continues havoc in Kottayam; over 64,000 people in relief camps 18 Aug 2018 23:06 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: With rain continuing to pour across the district, the western areas of Kottayam have been almost completely submerged in floodwater, forcing tens of thousands of people to relocate to relief camps. As per official reports …
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology at Kottayam gets Atal Incubation Centre 28 Jul 2018 01:49 By Express News Service KOZHIKODE: Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Kottayam, has got a shot in the arm with the Union Government recently sanctioning an incubation centre for the institution with a financial assistance of Rs 5 crore. The …
  • Kerala Floods: Mixed response in Kottayam district  22 Jul 2018 01:50 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: Around 53 families living on the banks of the Meenachil river in Palam colony of Mutholi panchayat had a miraculous escape from floodwater on Monday thanks to the timely intervention of local residents and Fire Safety and …
  • Heavy rain, strong wind wreak havoc on Kottayam 16 Jul 2018 02:48 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: The heavy rain and strong wind wreaked havoc in and around Kottayam on Sunday. Due to strong wind, many trees got uprooted and continuous rain flooded the low-lying areas of the town. Sajimon T Joseph, assistant station …
  • Sexual assault case: Kottayam court records statement of nun 07 Jul 2018 05:38
  • Kottayam woman elated with Saudi driving licence 03 Jul 2018 12:28 KOTTAYAM: For Telma Jose, driving is not just a passion, but a feeling of independence. She used to go for work, supermarket, attend PTA meeting of her children and friends’ place driving her own car. But she was highly disappointed ever since she had …
  • Sexual assault: Kottayam nun to go ahead with legal action against Bishop 02 Jul 2018 12:50 By: PTI | Kottayam | Published: June 30, 2018 2:10:45 pm A nun accused a Roman Catholic Bishop of sexually assaulting her 13 times. (Representational) A nun, who accused a Roman Catholic Bishop of sexually assaulting her, Saturday said she would go ahead …
  • Sexual assault: Kottayam nun had complained to superiors in Church, no action was taken, says police 02 Jul 2018 00:44 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: July 2, 2018 2:17:37 am The nun has alleged that the bishop, a native of Thrissur, sexually exploited her at the Missionaries of Jesus house at Kuravilangand in Kottayam. Kerala police on Sunday …
  • This Kottayam school has its annual study tour to NASA 29 Jun 2018 05:40
  • Kottayam: Man disappears after Argentina World Cup defeat 22 Jun 2018 21:29 Kottayam: Argentina’s shock defeat by Croatia in the World Cup on Thursday night broke the heart of a youth back in Kottayam who decided that he had “nothing more to see  in the world and I am going to the depths of death.”  He, therefore, apparently   …
  • Orange alert in Kottayam, adjoining districts 15 Jun 2018 04:35 Even as the authorities declared Orange alert (implying that weather conditions have the capacity to impact significantly on the people in the affected areas), the Meenachil river and its tributaries breached the banks on the impact of the increasing …
  • ‘Honour killing’: Hartal hits normal life in Kottayam 29 May 2018 13:03 — By PTI | May 29, 2018 04:27 pm Kottayam/Thiruvananthapuram: Normal life was affected today in Kottayam district following a dawn-to-dusk hartal called by various political parties and Dalit organisations to protest the alleged honour killing of a 23- …
  • Shut down in Kottayam after twin murders 28 May 2018 11:17 The strike is in protest against police apathy despite wife’s pleas to probe the abduction of her husband Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition parties in Kerala have called for a shutdown strike in Kottayam district on Tuesday, following the daring murders of a …
  • In Kerala's Kottayam, Man Hangs Himself After Killing His Wife, Children 18 May 2018 18:51 A 42-year-old man Sinoj allegedly killed his wife, children before hanging himself (Representational) Kottayam:  Four members of a family were today found dead at their rented house near Ettumanoor in the district, police said. The deceased have been …
  • Kerala: Four of a family found dead in their Kottayam house 18 May 2018 07:34 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: In a tragic incident, a four-member family was found dead in their residence at Vayala near Ettumanoor on Friday. The deceased were identified as Sinoj - 42, of Mukulel house, West Koodalloor, his wife Nisha - 35, their …
  • Malayalam detective novelist Kottayam Pushpanath dies at 80 03 May 2018 01:41 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: May 3, 2018 6:19:50 am Kottayam Pushpanath is also credited for producing the first genuine detective story in Malayalam. Well-knoWN Malayalam detective novelist Kottayam Pushpanath, who ushered a …
  • Malayalam detective fiction writer Kottayam Pushpanath passes away 02 May 2018 09:43 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: Malayalam detective fiction writer Kottayam Pushpanath, whose skillful writing and thrilling story plots had people waiting anxiously for the next issue of the leading Malayalam weeklies during the 70s and 80s, is no more. …
  • Noted Malayalam novelist ‘Kottayam Pushpanath’ passes away   02 May 2018 09:37 — By PTI | May 02, 2018 01:24 pm Kottayam (Kerala): Noted detective novelist “Kottayam Pushpanath, who expanded the world of horror fiction in Malayalam literature, died due to age related ailments here today. He was 80. He is survived by wife and two …
  • Kottayam Kunjachan 2 confirmed! 12 Apr 2018 19:19 Actor-producer Vijay Babu of Friday Film House on Thursday took to Facebook to announce that the sequel to the 1990 super hit Kottayam Kunjachan will be made with Mammooty at the helm. The post read, “All differences of opinion about the copyright and …
  • Mammootty announces Kottayam Kunjachan 2 15 Mar 2018 07:35 Written by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Published: March 15, 2018 12:47 pm Mammotty shared the first look of Kottayam Kunjachan 2 on Facebook. Malayalam superstar Mammootty has announced a sequel to his 1990 blockbuster comedy-drama Kottayam Kunjachan. He …
  • Kalyan Developers Offering KALYAN SANCTUARE a Premium Apartment in Kottayam 10 Feb 2018 14:03 (MENAFN Editorial) Kalyan Developers, a reliable real estate developer with an international presence, is now offering KALYAN SANCTUARE, a premium apartment ideally located in the city of Kottayam. Kalyan Developers is a real estate developer on the upward …
  • Kerala: Stuck in traffic with a pill in throat, little girl dies in car in Kottayam 25 Nov 2017 11:42 Little girl dies in car in KottayamFacebook In a tragic twist of fate, what was meant to be a remedy for a troublesome cough proved deadly for a little girl in Kottayam town in Kerala. Eileen, aged 5, daughter of Rintu and Rinu hailing from …
  • Train of woes for commuters from Kottayam 21 Nov 2017 05:19 KOCHI: Febin (name changed) used to commute between his native Kottayam and Ernakulam, where he worked as a technician, daily on Venad Express. The youth had to resign from his job three weeks ago. The reason: He had to cough up an amount more than 30 …
  • Interior Decorators in Kottayam 10 Nov 2017 05:44 PAINT OR WALLPAPER – BETTER OPTION FOR YOUR WALLS. Looking for an option to decorate your walls and are stuck up between to go with wallpapers or paint then , to decide on a wall treatment is not an easy job, there are end number of options available today …
  • Kottayam Vigilance court seeks Thomas Chandy report 04 Nov 2017 22:16 The court acted on a petition by JD(U) leader and advocate M K Subash that Chandy constructed a road to his resort reclaiming 2.5 acres of paddy fields. A Vigilance court in Kottayam on Saturday ordered a quick verification report into the allegation that …
  • Protest at Kottayam Bharath hospital a do-or-die battle for nurses 26 Oct 2017 05:36 KOTTAYAM: Krishnapriya, a 23-year-old nurse, looked frail and vulnerable on the fifth day of her hunger strike. When her health deteriorated alarmingly by Tuesday night, she was hospitalised and Jipsy Sandeep, another nurse, took over. Jipsy is the third …
  • Kottayam hosts third Pamex 2017 roadshow 18 Oct 2017 07:02 The event which was attended by more than 400 printers and was inaugurated by former Chief Minister of Kerala, Oommen Chandy. AMSG Ashokan, president of All India Federation of Master Printer (AIFMP) in his address highlighted the features of this edition …
  • Kottayam Medical College set to lose its MBBS recognition 05 Oct 2017 05:51 KOTTAYAM: In yet another setback for the state’s medical education sector, the MBBS course in the Government Medical College, Kottayam, is set to lose its recognition from the Medical Council of India (MCI) for non-compliance of MCI guidelines.Based on an …
  • Post-presser, man arrested over self-incriminating claim in Kottayam 22 Sep 2017 04:51 M K Siby, who was arrested by the the police, soon after a press meet in Kottayam on Thursday | Express KOTTAYAM: In a case of the real life imitating reel life, the police on Thursday arrested a person from the Press Club here, shortly he told reporters …
  • Minor landslips, flood threat in Kottayam 18 Sep 2017 02:38 With heavy rains pounding the district for the third consecutive day, the hilly areas have been witnessing minor landslips while the low-lying western areas are under threat of inundation. A landslip at Poovanthuruth, near Chingavanom, on the Kottayam- …
  • Duo from Kottayam killed in bus collision on England’s M1 motorway 28 Aug 2017 06:41 KOTTAYAM:Eight Indians, including two natives of Kottayam, were killed in Nottingham, UK, when a minibus which they were travelling in collided with two lorries on the busiest M1 motorway on Saturday. The deceased Keralites were identified as Cyriac Joseph …
  • Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan calls for all party meet on Aug 6; violence in Kottayam 31 Jul 2017 11:34 Thiruvananthapuram:  Amid violent incidents following the slaying of an RSS worker here, a meeting between Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and top BJP-RSS leaders on Monday agreed to support initiatives to promote peace and shun violence. The meeting …
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  • Kottayam Katankot Venugopal is next Attorney General of India 01 Jul 2017 03:07 New Delhi: The President of India Pranab Mukherjee on Friday appointed senior advocate Kottayam Katankot Venugopal as the 15th Attorney General of India to succeed Mukul Rohatgi who declined the second term of office. Hailing from Kerala, his father, M.K. …
  • Health officials stooping to defame bakery in Kottayam caught on camera 24 May 2017 14:50
  • Batch of 70 kids from Kargil to Kottayam cra... 04 May 2017 11:42
  • Batch of 70 poor kids from Kargil to Kottayam cracks JEE 04 May 2017 10:37
  • Drawn from Kargil to Kottayam, poor kids of super-70 crack JEE 04 May 2017 02:36
  • KC(M) wins Kottayam district panchayat with CPI(M) support 03 May 2017 20:40 Giving a mortal blow to nay-sayers in the Congress, the Kerala Congress (M), the former UDF ally which had been ploughing a lonely furrow for the past many months, fielded its own candidate in the election for the Kottayam district panchayat presidency and …
  • Actor abduction case: 2 from Kottayam taken into custody 18 Mar 2017 02:12 KOTTAYAM: The police on Friday took into custody two persons from Kottayam in connection with the case of abduction and sexual assault of a Malayalam film actor in Kochi. They were taken into custody on charges of obtaining SIM cards using fake documents, …
  • International Film Festival of Kerala in Kottayam 10 Mar 2017 20:56 Kotttayam: The third edition of the Kottayam International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) organised by the Kerala Chalachitra Academy, in association with the Artists Association of Theatre, Music and Arts (Aatma) began at the Anaswara Theatre here on …
  • Women activist Brinda Adige dubs Kottayam incident as 'sad, unfortunate' 02 Feb 2017 09:50 [India], Feb. 2 (ANI): Women activist Brinda Adige has dubbed the Kottayam incident where a young man attempted to immolate himself after setting afire his estranged lover as 'sad and unfortunate'. Adige wondered as to what was the boy trying to …
  • In Kottayam's Medical College, She Was Chased And Set On Fire By Ex-Boyfriend 02 Feb 2017 07:40 Kottayam, Kerala:  On Wednesday morning at a medical college in Kerala's Kottayam, 20-year-old Laxmi was sitting in a classroom with a few other students when a young man barged in and poured petrol on her and himself. As the man, Adarsh, took out a …
  • Kerala: Stalker sets girl, self ablaze in Kottayam college, both succumb 01 Feb 2017 22:53 A youth in Kerala set a girl on fire inside a classroom in Kottayam Wednesday allegedly after she thwarted his advances. The boy also sustained burn injuries reportedly after he caught fire during a scuffle with the girl. Both victims succumbed to their …
  • Kerala: Normal life hit during hartal on dalit issue in Kottayam district 17 Jan 2017 09:27 By: PTI | Kottayam | Published:January 17, 2017 1:30 pm Representational picture. (File) Stray incidents of stone throwing were reported from various parts of Kottayam district today during a dawn-to-dusk hartal called by the Cherama Sambava Development …

  • Alappuzha's Norton Bungalow to bask in new glow 17 Nov 2019 02:10 Norton Bungalow, the home of missionary Thomas Norton | Anandu Radhakrishnan ALAPPUZHA: There is a new hustle and bustle around the Norton Bungalow, the official residence of the Church of South India’s(CSI) first missionary -- Thomas Norton. The CSI …
  • Toxic contamination of Vembanad lake in Kochi poses major health hazard 14 Nov 2019 21:22 Express News Service KOCHI:   The massive contamination of the Vembanad lake due to heavy metals and pesticide has reached alarming levels, posing a major health risk to humans through trophic transfer, it has emerged. It is a study by the Kerala State …
  • 4 Students Die In Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore After Getting Hit By A Train 14 Nov 2019 20:08 The students were intoxicated and failed to notice the train, police said (Representational) Coimbatore: Four students, who were walking along the railway track near Coimbatore, reportedly under the influence of liquor, were killed after being hit by a …
  • Mehaboob Alappuzha, who runs a late-night diner at Alappuzha, entertains his customers with his singing 14 Nov 2019 12:37 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 …
  • After unkindest cut, steps on to protect mangroves in Kerala 13 Nov 2019 20:39 Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Mangroves  are described as the roots of the sea and wetlands, but the rate at which they have been cut in the state is alarming. A study conducted by the Forest Survey of India in 2017 showed the total area of mangroves in …
  • Kozhikode struggling to execute Amrut projects 13 Nov 2019 03:26 After delaying tendering and technical sanction, the civic authorities appear to be racing against the clock to implement projects envisaged under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (Amrut) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban …
  • The story of this Kerala couple's organic farm is natural and pure 12 Nov 2019 20:47 Express News Service People meet, get attracted to each other and fall in love. The reasons might be many. However, it must be rare for agriculture to play cupid, as seen in the case of Vijith VC and Vani V. But it happened, and the couple has been engaged …
  • Pinarayi gives away Akshaya Oorja awards 12 Nov 2019 02:01 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The state has numerous possibilities in the non-conventional energy sector, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said here on Monday after distributing Akshaya Oorja Awards instituted by the Agency for Non- …
  • Monsoon losing its charm among foreign tourists 12 Nov 2019 02:01 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Monsoon tourism has been throwing open a new vista for holidayers in ‘God’s Own Country’ for quite some time with the hospitality sector here packaging the scenic charm of its land, including alluring backwaters, …
  • Sebi to auction assets of Royal Twinkle, Citrus Check Inns in December 11 Nov 2019 10:42 New Delhi: Markets regulator Sebi will auction assets of Royal Twinkle Star Club Ltd and Citrus Check Inns Ltd next month in order to recover funds worth thousands of crores of rupees raised by the companies in the garb of sham 'timeshare' holiday …
  • Kerala’s first cyclone shelter at Mararikulam 08 Nov 2019 06:34 Kerala was relatively safe from cyclones until recently. However, in November 2017 Cyclone Ockhi wreaked havoc in the southern districts of the State and claimed a number of lives. In the following years, the State was again threatened by cyclones Gaja and …
  • Owomoyela to host Der Klassiker screening in Kochi 07 Nov 2019 15:17 Kochi, Nov 7 (IANS) Football fans in India will be reunited with two-time Bundesliga winner Patrick Owomoyela as the former defender of Borussia Dortmund is all set to host the live screening of “Der Klassiker” between FC Bayern Munich and Borussia …
  • MEMU passengers to observe ‘black day’ today 06 Nov 2019 01:52 By Express News Service KOCHI:  Commuters of Ernakulam-Alappuzha MEMU service are launching a series of agitation programmes against the stopping of the passenger services and reduction in the number of coaches on the train. As the first part of the …
  • Cruise season begins as first luxury vessel arrives in Kochi 06 Nov 2019 01:52 By Express News Service KOCHI:  The arrival of first cruise liner — Italian flagged AIDAvita — marked the beginning of the cruise season in Kerala on Tuesday. The ship with 1,181 tourists and 406 crew members on board was docked at BTP berth, Kochi Port, …
  • Prepaid autos shoo away passengers, charge at will 06 Nov 2019 01:51 By Express News Service KOCHI:  Ideally , the pre-paid auto hiring system at railway stations is supposed to ensure that passengers have a safe and hassle-free travel to their destinations, after alighting the train. But ask a regular passenger, and you …
  • CPI-M renamed temple offering in its leader’s memory: Kerala Cong 04 Nov 2019 13:04 Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 4 (IANS) Days after the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) announced that Ambalapuzha Sri Krishna Temple’s famed ‘Ambalapuzha Palpayasam’ will be known by its original name ‘Gopala Kashayam’ henceforth, the Congress on Monday said the …
  • Clean Street Food Hub project in limbo 03 Nov 2019 21:14 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Thanks to the delicacies offered at affordable rates, street-food is a booming business in the state. To ensure that vendors maintain quality and hygiene in the food served, the State Food Safety Department (FSD) in …
  • More time to file details of cess collected under Punarjani 03 Nov 2019 00:46 By Express News Service KOCHI: The Kerala High Court has directed the state government to furnish details of the entire amount collected as cess under ‘Punarjani 2030’, a scheme for the rehabilitation of bar employees, who lost their jobs following the …
  • Funeral of 91-year-old woman in ‘deep freeze’ 02 Nov 2019 00:46 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: The funeral of a 91-year-old woman is in limbo owing to the tussle between the Jacobite and Orthodox factions of Malankara Church over control of St Mary’s Church, Kattachira, near Kayamkulam.The body of Mariyamma Rajan …
  • These American Gen Zers fell in love with the sport of their immigrant parents 01 Nov 2019 16:44 But for reasons even their coach cannot pin down, they kept playing. And year after year, others joined them. Their Virginia-based youth club, the Future Stars School of Cricket, now has more than 90 players, nearly all U.S.-born children of parents from …
  • CM urges MPs to raise State’s issues in Parliament 01 Nov 2019 03:10 Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has urged Members of Parliament from Kerala to take up the State’s cause before the Central government to revive crucial railway projects that have been in limbo. Interacting with the MPs here on Thursday, ahead of the …
  • Chellanam faces worst sea attack since Ockhi 01 Nov 2019 02:39 By Express News Service KOCHI:  Chellanam, the coastal panchayat bordering Ernakulam and Alappuzha, witnessed its worst-ever sea attack on Thursday since the Ockhi cyclone of 2017. Over 500 houses in the locality were inundated. Now, people worry that high …
  • Kerala: Over 1,000 evacuated to camps as Cyclone Maha rages through Arabian Sea 31 Oct 2019 15:20 The Arabian sea off a coast in Chellanam swells under the influence of severe cyclonic storm Maha. (Express photo: Nithin RK) Heavy rain pummelled parts of Kerala on Thursday under the influence of severe cyclonic storm Maha over the east-central Arabian …
  • Getting the ‘zh’ right 31 Oct 2019 13:53 Learning a new language can be fun and open various possibilities. And while some languages are easier to learn than others, according to Google, Malayalam is one of the most difficult Indian languages to pick up. To discover if Malayalam is really as …
  • Cyclone Maha to cause heavy rain in Kerala, orange alert in ten districts 31 Oct 2019 08:41 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Heavy rains reported across the state as Cyclonic storm Maha over Lakshadweep and the southeast Arabian Sea moved north-northwestwards at a speed of 17 kmph. Heavy rain lashed the catchment area of Mullaperiyar …
  • Mother awaits justice in son’s murder case 31 Oct 2019 03:28 By Express News Service KOCHI: It has been more than six years since Nithin George, a 20-year-old bus conductor, was murdered and his body dumped at Chapakadavu, Kuthiathode. However, the investigation is yet to make any headway. Nithin’s mother Kumari …
  • Maha cyclone to cause heavy rain and gusty wind in Kerala 31 Oct 2019 01:13 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state is likely to experience heavy showers accompanied by gusty wind with a speed reaching 70-80kmph gusting to 90kmph along and off the Kerala coast during the next 48 hours. The inclement weather is the …
  • Ajit Pawar elected Maha NCP legislature party leader | LIVE 30 Oct 2019 12:56 Oct 30, 2019 6:20 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda Ajit Pawar elected Maha NCP legislature party leader Former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar was on Wednesday elected NCP's state legislature party leader. The newly-elected legislators of the …
  • Cyclone Kyarr: Kerala to get heavy rain in next two days, 'orange' alert issued for Thiruvananthapuram 30 Oct 2019 12:26 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state of Kerala is likely to experience heavy showers in the next two days with wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph along the Kerala coast for the next 36 hours. The inclement weather is the …
  • Heavy rainfall alerts for Lakshadweep, parts of Kerala 30 Oct 2019 06:51 With a well-marked low pressure area over the Arabian Sea that has become a depression, the Lakshadweep Islands and parts of Kerala can expect heavy to very heavy rainfall, the IMD said on October 30. The IMD has issued red alerts for “extremely heavy …
  • Pressure on leaders over Youth Cong reconstitution as over 30 leaders quit 29 Oct 2019 03:13 Express News Service KOCHI: The clamour for Youth Congress state committee revamp, which has been pending for the past seven years, is growing louder following the bypoll debacle.  As many as 30 leaders, including Alappuzha Parliament constituency …
  • Deepavali break sees citizens trade bustling Bengaluru for holiday spots 28 Oct 2019 11:59 Some four million Bengalureans are holidaying in various locations — within Karnataka, across the country, and overseas — during this Deepavali season, as per tours and travel trade estimates. The four million include those who have travelled home to be …
  • Accepting responsibility party entrusted me: P S Sreedharan Pillai 25 Oct 2019 19:33 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: BJP Kerala unit president P S Sreedharan Pillai, who has been appointed as Governor of Mizoram, on Friday said the party has entrusted him with a responsibility and he accepted it. Pillai said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had spoken to …
  • 65-year-old man killed by roommate in night brawl 25 Oct 2019 03:32 By Express News Service KOCHI: In a late-night brawl, a 65-year-old man was allegedly murdered at Udaya Colony near Kadavanthra on Wednesday. The deceased is Dileep, 65, of Haripad in Alappuzha. The police arrested his friend and roommate Stalin, 70, of …
  • BJP, allies come first in 26 bypoll seats, AIMIM gains toehold in Bihar 24 Oct 2019 18:09 By PTI LUCKNOW: The BJP and its allies on Thursday won 26 of the 51 assembly seats at stake in the bypolls across 18 states and the Congress emerged victorious in 12 constituencies while Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM tasted its maiden electoral success in …
  • Kerala bypoll: UDF wrests Aroor from Left after 13 years 24 Oct 2019 16:19 The United Democratic Front (UDF) has wrested the Aroor Assembly seat from the Left Democratic Front (LDF) after a gap of 13 years. In a nail-biting contest, Congress candidate Shanimol Usman defeated her nearest rival Manu C. Pulickal of the CPI (M) by a …
  • Congress Defeats CPI-M In Kerala's Aroor Seat After 18 Years 24 Oct 2019 14:06 Shanimol Usman, a veteran Congress leader has been contesting elections for the last few years. Alappuzha:  The Congress in Kerala on Thursday wrested Aroor assembly constituency from the CPI-M after 18 years as its candidate Shanimol Usman won the seat, …
  • Aroor native gets lease of life through rare heart surgery 24 Oct 2019 03:16 By Express News Service KOCHI: A 50-year-old male patient suffering from reduced pumping power of the heart was successfully operated upon at Aster Medcity here. Hassan, hailing from Aroor in Alappuzha, underwent the rare type of bypass surgery which was …
  • VS Achuthanandan takes a dig at community organisations 24 Oct 2019 03:05 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Veteran CPM leader VS Achuthanandan has come down heavily on religious organisations intervening in politics. He was speaking after inaugurating a public meet as part of the anniversary observation of Punnapra-Vayalar …
  • Red alerts for five districts as heavy rain batters State 22 Oct 2019 06:53 The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued red alerts, signalling extremely heavy rainfall, for five districts for Tuesday with the northeast monsoon getting active over the region and a low pressure area over the Arabian Sea poised to intensify. …
  • Tracks inundated, 7 trains cancelled for Tuesday 22 Oct 2019 02:18 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Thiruvananthapuram railway division has cancelled seven passenger trains on Tuesday owing to waterlogging in Ernakulam region. Kannur-Thiruvananthapuram Jan Shatabdi Express (12081) has been cancelled as its …
  • Alappuzha all set for Nehru Trophy Boat Race 31 Aug 2019 08:07 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 29 Aug 2019 07:40 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 23 Aug 2019 22:21 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 16 Aug 2019 23:49 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 16 Aug 2019 05:59 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 03 Jul 2019 04:27
  • Alappuzha: Girl raped by father, cousins 29 Jun 2019 21:55 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 17 Jun 2019 07:27 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 15 Jun 2019 14:59 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 05 Jun 2019 02:00 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 20 May 2019 00:30 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 10 May 2019 21:26 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 28 Apr 2019 20:44 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 14 Apr 2019 20:34 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 02 Mar 2019 02:18 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 24 Feb 2019 02:52 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 03 Jan 2019 15:19 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 26 Nov 2018 16:38 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 23 Oct 2018 07:30 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 31 Aug 2018 12:17 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 28 Aug 2018 16:44 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 25 Aug 2018 16:02 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 23 Aug 2018 19:21 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 19 Aug 2018 11:08 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 18 Aug 2018 00:04 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 25 Jul 2018 01:57 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 23 Jun 2018 01:49 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 11 Jun 2018 11:41 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 17 May 2018 13:34 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 17 May 2018 13:18 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 16 May 2018 02:06 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 …
  • Banksy in Alappuzha 05 May 2018 18:58 It was a regular occurrence for the past several days — the residents of a locality situated near a canal in the picturesque town of Alappuzha saw two youths peering over the walls of their compound and conferring with each other. The residents with a keen …
  • Meghalaya Ministers Visit Kerala to Understand Alappuzha’s Waste Management Model 30 Apr 2018 09:21 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 …
  • Meghalaya to Study Alappuzha City’s Waste Management Programme 26 Apr 2018 08:25 The Meghalaya government will send a team to Alappuzha city in Kerala next week to study the waste management programme adopted by it, Urban Affairs Minister Hamlet Dohling said on Wednesday. Alappuzha is also known as the cleanest city in India, he said, …
  • Alappuzha's dirty secret: Lauded by UN, NGOs - but 'Venice of East' still stinks 18 Mar 2018 13:25 ALAPPUZHA (KERALA): Standing atop a wall, 37-year-old Sabu Vijayan, an Alappuzha municipality sanitation worker, was singing as he used a long metal pipe to break a thick layer of waste floating on the two-metre-wide canal below him. The greenish-black …
  • Bandh called in Alappuzha following clashes 18 Feb 2018 17:01 [India], Feb 18 (ANI): A bandh was called in Alappuzha on Sunday, by Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) and Kerala Students Union (KSU), following clashes between members of the two groups. Clashes broke out on Saturday as the two groups alleged …
  • Kerala: KSU, DYFI activists clash in Alappuzha city 17 Feb 2018 18:33 Police said trouble started late in the evening when KSU activists taking part in a rally as part of the state KSU convention allegedly destroyed flag posts of CPI(M). (Photo | ANI/Twitter) ALAPPUZHA: Activists of Kerala Students Union, the student …
  • Kunchacko Boban for a cleaner Alappuzha 13 Feb 2018 20:08 Kunchacko Boban has been named the ambassador of Suchitwa Mission in Alappuzha. The actor, who hails from the place, would work towards raising public awareness, disseminate the message of cleanliness, ensure mass participation to stop open defecation and …
  • North Indian students in Alappuzha college 'hoodwinked' into eating beef cutlets 28 Jan 2018 03:59 Alappuzha: A group of students from Cochin University College of Engineering Kuttanad in Kerala's Alappuzha district have complained that students from North India were being deliberately served beef cutlets. The incident came to light on Saturday when …
  • Behind Alappuzha's transformation into one of India's cleanest cities 05 Dec 2017 12:44 Written by Vishnu Varma | Alappuzha | Published: December 5, 2017 6:05 pm Civic officials spoke of a time pre-2012 when it was almost difficult to walk on public roads in the town without covering one’s face. (Source: Express photo by Vishnu Varma) Until …
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  • Alappuzha among world’s best in fighting waste 29 Nov 2017 14:10 The UNEP report notes Alappuzha’s key to tackling the problem was a decentralised waste management system Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala’s Alappuzha district, known for its tourism resorts and meandering backwaters, has been rated among the top places in the …
  • Kerala's Alappuzha among 5 global cities in UN list to successfully manage solid waste 29 Nov 2017 13:43 Written by Vishnu Varma | Kochi | Published: November 29, 2017 7:03 pm Last year, the Centre for Science and Environment said Alappuzha was one of the cleanest cities in the country. (File Photo) The coastal town of Alappuzha, famous for its backwaters and …
  • Alappuzha plans more attractions for tourists 08 Nov 2017 07:50 Next time you visit the Venice of the East, cruising in a houseboat on the backwaters is not the only quintessential experience you would be enjoying during the trip. The Tourism Department is all set to launch a host of adventure and activity-based …
  • Nurses' strike: Alappuzha hospital threatens to down shutters 20 Oct 2017 00:41 ALAPPUZHA: The KVM multi-specialty hospital at Cherthala will be closed down from Friday following the indefinite strike launched by the nurses.  The nurses under the banner of United Nurses Association (UNA) have been on strike for the last two months …
  • Narrow escape for Alappuzha-Dhanbad Express as engine detaches from bogies 03 Sep 2017 18:38
  • Alappuzha houseboat, tourists boats to go on... 21 Aug 2017 17:56
  • Alappuzha houseboat, tourists boats to go on strike on August 30 21 Aug 2017 16:49
  • ISIS Omar-al-Hindi Kerala module case: NIA conducts raids in Coimbatore and Alappuzha 03 Aug 2017 18:14 NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency on Thursday conducted searches on three suspected ISIS operatives in Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) and Alappuzha (Kerala) while probing its ISIS Omar-al-Hindi module case. The three suspected are presently being …
  • From hills to coast: Eviction drive now hits Alappuzha  22 Jul 2017 03:57 The temporary wall constructed by a resort on encroached land in Mararikulam north panchayat being demolished on Friday | Express ALAPPUZHA: After the demolition drive in Munnar, the Revenue Department on Friday began eviction in the coastal areas of the …
  • KSIDC to set up Rs 130-cr food park in Alappuzha 09 Jun 2017 08:23 Kochi, June 9:   The seafood processing sector is poised to get a major boost in Kerala with the launch of the mega food park of the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation at the Industrial Growth Centre (IGC), Pallippuram, Cherthala, in Alappuzha …
  • No security for women staff at railway level crossings in Alappuzha 02 Jun 2017 01:52 ALAPPUZHA: Class IV student Anjana and sister Archana barely notice the rumbling of trains. They are used to it. If you thought their house was nearby, that’s far from the truth. At least three days a week, they study, eat and sleep in a tiny room less …
  • 7 murders. 65 days. Alappuzha is new Kannur! 07 Apr 2017 01:27 ALAPPUZHA: Think of murders in the state and Kannur would spring to mind almost instantaneously. But the first quarter of the new year has seen Alappuzha upstaging the northern district to the dubious title of the ‘killing field of Kerala’. The murder of …
  • Kerala's Alappuzha 4th in surfing child porn 23 Jan 2017 09:16 ALAPPUZHA: The arrest of American linguistics expert James Kirk Jones last week for possessing and sharing nearly 30,000 files of child pornography had jolted Hyderabad. Recent government data shows the rot runs deeper: alongside metros, many of India' …
  • Alappuzha 4th in surfing child porn 23 Jan 2017 07:13 ALAPPUZHA: The arrest of American linguistics expert James Kirk Jones last week for possessing and sharing nearly 30,000 files of child pornography had jolted Hyderabad. Recent government data shows the rot runs deeper: alongside metros, many of India' …
  • Alappuzha enchants Jonathan Agnew 09 Jan 2017 01:58 Alappuzha: Former English cricketer and BBC commentator Jonathan Agnew has lauded Kerala's uniqueness after finding a "surprising peace" in Alappuzha backwaters. Nick-named Aggers, Agnew had played three Test and three one-day internationals …

  • Sabarimala opens amid row over women’s entry 16 Nov 2019 22:06 The AP women had come with a 15-member group from Vijayawada and they told the police that they were unaware of the restrictions. Sabarimala: Amid tight security, the gates of the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala were thrown open on Saturday for the two- …
  • Ahead of Sabarimala Temple opening, Police send back 10 Andhra women 16 Nov 2019 18:17 Image Source : ANI Ahead of Sabarimala Temple opening, Police sends back 10 Andhra women  As the Sabrimala Temple is scheduled to open today for the Mandala Pooja Festival, the police have sent back 10 women from Pamba on Saturday.  The women (between the …
  • Sabarimala temple opens for 2-month long Mandala-Makaravilakku pilgrimage season 16 Nov 2019 18:17 Image Source : ANI Sabarimala temple opens for 2-month long Mandala-Makaravilakku pilgrimage season Amid tight security, the gates of the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala were thrown open for the two-month long Mandala-Makaravilakku pilgrimage season. …
  • Sabarimala set to open today, no protection for women activists. 10 points 16 Nov 2019 13:22 Image Source : PTI Sabarimala set to open today, no protection for women activists. 10 points Two days after the Supreme Court referred the review petitions against its 2018 judgment of allowing entry to women of all ages into the Sabarimala shrine to a …
  • Sabarimala: Cops send back 3 Andhra women pilgrims 16 Nov 2019 13:10 Sabarimala, Nov 16 (IANS) With the Kerala police sending back three Andhra Prades women pilgrims from praying at the famed Sabarimala temple on Saturday, the recent Supreme Court decision not staying its September 28, 2018, order allowing women of all ages …
  • Several women sent back by police as Sabarimala trek begins 16 Nov 2019 10:33 Pathanamthitta: Several women returned from the Sabarimala on Saturday afternoon, as devotees started a trek to the hilltop temple hours before the shrine in Kerala opens for the 41-day annual pilgrimage season. According to police sources, several women …
  • As Sabarimala Opens Today, Kerala Government's Reminder: 10 Points 16 Nov 2019 04:26 The temple board has echoed the state government's views. Thiruvananthapuram:  As the Sabarimala shrine in Kerala opens today for the 41-day annual pilgrimage season, the Kerala government has clarified that the shrine is "no place for activism…
  • Amid confusion, Sabarimala temple opens today with tight security 16 Nov 2019 03:48 Ahead of the opening of the temple, Kerala govt said they will not provide protection to any woman visiting the temple. Pathanamthitta: Amid confusion over the latest verdict of the Supreme Court and threats by some women activists to worship at hilltop …
  • India’s top court delays ruling on ban on women entering Hindu temple 14 Nov 2019 11:26 NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s top court on Thursday delayed a verdict on the lifting of a centuries-old ban on women of menstruating age entering a Hindu temple, asking more judges to consider the case involving gender discrimination and religion that has …
  • Indian court delays ruling on women and Hindu temple 14 Nov 2019 10:44 Hindu devotees wait in queues inside the premises of the Sabarimala temple in Pathanamthitta district in the southern state of Kerala, India, Oct. 18, 2018. India’s Supreme Court on Thursday referred a decision to lift a centuries-old ban on women of …
  • SC refers Sabarimala issue to larger 7-judge bench 14 Nov 2019 08:03  14 Nov 2019 - 9:32 FILE PHOTO: Hindu devotees wait in queues inside the premises of the Sabarimala temple in Pathanamthitta district in the southern state of Kerala, India, October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V/File Photo New Delhi: The Supreme …
  • Don’t criticise court if order is adverse: RSS to cadre 14 Nov 2019 04:18 Ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on a review petition in Sabarimala case expected on Thursday, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has asked its cadre not to criticise the court in case of an adverse order, even as it is hopeful that the court will rule in …
  • Ahead of SC verdict, Sabarimala all set for new season 13 Nov 2019 11:28 Image Source : PTI Ahead of SC verdict, Sabarimala all set for new season Even as the Supreme Court is expected to give its verdict on the various review petitions any time, all arrangements are in place for the two-month-long festival season of the famed …
  • Kerala SSLC, HSS 2020 exam time table released 31 Oct 2019 09:13 The model exams will be held from February 12 to 18. (Representational image) The Department of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala will conduct the Kerala Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) and Higher Secondary exams from March 10 onwards.  The …
  • Cyclone Maha to cause heavy rain in Kerala, orange alert in ten districts 31 Oct 2019 08:41 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Heavy rains reported across the state as Cyclonic storm Maha over Lakshadweep and the southeast Arabian Sea moved north-northwestwards at a speed of 17 kmph. Heavy rain lashed the catchment area of Mullaperiyar …
  • Ajit Pawar elected Maha NCP legislature party leader | LIVE 30 Oct 2019 12:56 Oct 30, 2019 6:20 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda Ajit Pawar elected Maha NCP legislature party leader Former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar was on Wednesday elected NCP's state legislature party leader. The newly-elected legislators of the …
  • Weather Officials Issue "Orange", "Yellow" Alerts For Kerala Districts 29 Oct 2019 15:17 Weather Office warned against bad weather condition in some parts of Kerala (Representational) Thiruvananthapuram: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded an ''orange alert'' in Trivandrum and Kollam districts for today, in …
  • On the trail of Pandavas 26 Oct 2019 20:31 Techie Vivek recounts his trek to Satopanth Tal, situated amid snow-capped peaks about 15,000 ft above the sea level. Going on a trekking trip has been a pipe dream for me for quite some time, because whenever I made up my mind to go on one such trip, some …
  • IMD withdraws red alert for Kerala 22 Oct 2019 12:54 The India Meteorological Department on October 22 morning withdrew the red and orange category rainfall alerts issued for Kerala. An orange alert is in place for Idukki for October 22 indicating the possibility of isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall, the …
  • Red alerts for five districts as heavy rain batters State 22 Oct 2019 06:53 The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued red alerts, signalling extremely heavy rainfall, for five districts for Tuesday with the northeast monsoon getting active over the region and a low pressure area over the Arabian Sea poised to intensify. …
  • Kerala braces up for very heavy rains in next two days 21 Oct 2019 20:18 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After an above normal south-west monsoon season, Kerala braces up for another round of heavy spells as the weathermen sounded a red alert in five districts on Tuesday warning heavy to extremely heavy rainfall. …
  • Kerala rains: Northeast monsoon prompts 'Orange alert' in 13 districts 21 Oct 2019 13:46 Kerala rains: North-East monsoon prompts 'Orange alert' in 13 districts As a virulent phase of the ongoing North-East monsoon has started unfolding, most parts of Kerala, where crucial Assembly by-elections are being held are under an 'orange …
  • Kerala rain: Orange alerts issued for several districts till Wednesday 21 Oct 2019 11:14 The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued red alerts signalling the possibility of extremely heavy rainfall (above 20.4 cm in 24 hours) in seven districts of Kerala for today (Monday) with the northeast monsoon remaining active and a low …
  • IMD: Orange alert in various districts of Kerala for two days 21 Oct 2019 09:54 Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala): The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued an orange alert and predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall for two days in various districts of Kerala. According to the weather forecast agency, an orange alert has …
  • Polling Stations Submerged, Train Services Hit as Heavy Rains Lash Kerala; IMD Issues Orange Alert 21 Oct 2019 09:19 NET Bureau Heavy rains lashed several parts of Kerala on Monday and disrupted the Ernakulam by-election, even as the Met Dept issued an orange alert for 12 districts and warned of more downpour. The movement of trains and vehicles through low-lying areas …
  • Polling stations submerged, IMD issues orange alert in Kerala's 12 districts 21 Oct 2019 08:40 Many polling booths in Ernakulam were submerged and political parties have asked the Election Commission to postpone the election. Kerala: On Monday, heavy rains lashed many parts of Kerala disrupting the Assembly by-election being held in Ernakulam, one …
  • Crime scene. Do not cross 21 Oct 2019 06:18 Express News Service The crime rate in Kerala is high when compared to other states, as it is often said cases are properly registered in the state and all incidents get reported. Express opens the crime file to reveal shocking facts and figures Chacko …
  • Colours will go ‘green’ for Petta Thullal at Erumeli this Sabarimala season 21 Oct 2019 01:23 The riot of colours that engulfs Erumeli every year will now go green. The key base station of the Sabarimala pilgrimage throbs with round-the-clock business during the Mandalam-Makaravilakku season, but the festivities leave behind huge volumes of …
  • Varsity syndicate not empowered to interfere in exam results: Gurukkal 19 Oct 2019 13:40 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government has landed in a tight spot after Kerala State Higher Education Council (KSHEC) vice-chairman Rajan Gurukkal said the syndicate of a university is not empowered to interfere in exam results. …
  • Campaigning ends for bypoll to 5 Kerala Assembly seats 19 Oct 2019 12:25 Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 19 (IANS) The campaign for bypoll to five Assembly constituencies — Vatiyoorkavu, Aroor, Konni, Ernakulam and Manjeswaram — ended on Saturday evening, with all three political fronts expressing happiness that things are looking …
  • Kanivu 108 employees call off strike 17 Oct 2019 04:21 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The flash strike by a section of employees of the Kanivu 108 ambulance network was called off on Wednesday night. The GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI) which operates the network said the …
  • Sajan Varghese may become new Kerala Cricket Association president 16 Oct 2019 18:38 Express News Service KOCHI: With incumbent Kerala Cricket Association president Jayesh George set to vacate the seat owing to his elevation as joint-secretary in BCCI, Sajan Varghese, who was the president of the KCA before Jayesh, is expected to take over …
  • Tough battle for Kerala’s Konni Assembly seat 07 Oct 2019 08:09 Konni (Kerala) Oct 7 (IANS) It is a tough battle in Kerala’s Konni Assembly seat where three political parties are vying for the top position. The seat is regarded as an Adoor Prakash bastion, the veteran Congress leader who has held the seat since 1996. …
  • Vigilance raids bring irregularities to fore 05 Oct 2019 03:09 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau has unearthed serious irregularities in the purchase and distribution of food grains for Anganwadis under Integrated Child Development Services project (ICDS). The VACB on …
  • BJP names bypoll candidates 30 Sep 2019 05:22 The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday evening announced its candidates for the byelection to be held to five Assembly segments in the State. The party leadership chose Thiruvananthapuram district president S. Suresh for the Vattiyurkavu Assembly …
  • SFI puts up a good show in college union polls 28 Sep 2019 02:58 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Students Federation of India (SFI) has registered a stellar victory in the Kerala University college union elections by winning 59 out of 66 colleges. In the Thiruvananthapuram district, SFI bagged union in …
  • Census 2021 pre-test run in completion mode (IANS Special) 26 Sep 2019 12:01 New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The pre-test recce of the first digital initiative under Census 2021 covering 75 districts across India is on completion mode and would finish its ongoing drill by the end of this month, preparing ground for detecting problems …
  • In Konni, KU Janeeshkumar is the LDF nominee 26 Sep 2019 01:46 By Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA: DYFI state vice-president KU Janeeshkumar will be the CPM-LDF nominee for Konni byelection. The candidature of Janeeshkumar was finalised at the party mandalam committee meet held on Wednesday. Party state …
  • Phase I of ambulance network from Tuesday 17 Sep 2019 02:27 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: THE clouds of uncertainty over the state government’s flagship comprehensive trauma care programme have finally lifted as the ambulance network, one of its major components, will be formed soon. While 315 …
  • Sabarimala Temple Opening Dates 2019 to 2020 14 Sep 2019 20:19 Month Pooja Opening Date Closing Date January Makaravilakku Day 14/01/2019 February Monthly Pooja – Kumbham 12/02/2019 5pm 17/02/2019 10pm March Monthly Pooja – Meenam 14/03/2019 5pm 16/03/2019 10pm Sabarimala …
  • Online regn for Army recruitment rally from Oct 3 14 Sep 2019 02:07 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Online registration for the Army recruitment rally to be held at Nehru Stadium, Kottayam will begin from October 3. Candidates can register through www.joinindianarmy.nic.in till November 16. The rally has been …
  • With pan-India helpline 112, police response to distress calls in Kerala gets faster and transparent 13 Sep 2019 11:13 The ERSS project is in line with the recommendations of the Justice Verma committee in the backdrop of the 2012 Delhi gangrape case. (Express Photo) On a recent muggy afternoon on the sixth floor of the Kerala Police headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram, …
  • After Consecutive Floods, Resilient Kerala Set To Celebrate Onam 10 Sep 2019 10:58 The fest would feature over 5,000 artistes of different genres and Thiruvanathauram (File) Thiruvananthapuram: A security alert notwithstanding, it is Onam time again and Keralites are getting ready to celebrate the biggest festival of the state putting …
  • The high season 09 Sep 2019 01:54 By Express News Service Onam, the harvest festival, traditionally provides a boost to the Kerala economy during the otherwise dull months of monsoon. From online stores and high-street boutiques to vegetable sellers, textile and gold shops, and white goods …
  • 52 restaurants closed down after food safety raids 08 Sep 2019 02:00 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The food safety department has closed down 52 hotels and restaurants for norms violations and substandard hygienic conditions in addition to imposing a fine of around Rs 18 lakh. As part of the ongoing food …
  • In the land of Mahabali 04 Sep 2019 13:27 With just a week to go for Onam, Kerala gears up for the season of festivities, food and shopping. The legend of Onam is woven into the warp and weft of Kerala and the celebrations manifest itself in many forms at different places. From the spiritual, the …
  • Sheen taken away by Kerala floods, even Onam is not helping Aranmula mirror industry 04 Sep 2019 09:35 The mirrors become unique because of the skilled hands which produce these marvellous products. It’s turning out to be another washout year for Aranmula. This village in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district, enlisted as a heritage village by the United Nations …
  • Kerala assesses land use & landslips 01 Sep 2019 02:40 A total of 50 teams, each comprising a geologist and a soil conservator, were dispatched by the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) to Kannur, Malappuram, Wayanad, Palakkad, Kozhikode, Thrissur, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kottayam, and …
  • Sex ratio tilt towards boys; Pathanamthitta tops in number of girl child births 01 Sep 2019 01:13 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 …
  • Monsoon back in live mode in Kerala 27 Aug 2019 08:25 The southwest monsoon is displaying signs of strengthening over the State this week after the intense mid-August spell which proved disastrous for central and northern districts. Forecasting isolated heavy rainfall, the India Meteorological Department (IMD …
  • A toy story comes true in relief camps 20 Aug 2019 02:49 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: When people lost their life’s savings in the devastating flood, it was widely discussed. But, what about the pain and trauma of children who have lost their books or favourite toys? To address this loss, a city- …
  • The wild ones at the doorstep: tackling human-wildlife conflict in Kerala 18 Aug 2019 05:14 A Royal Bengal Tiger fled its flooded habitat and strode into the safety of a house during the recent floods in Assam. In Kerala, wild elephants and boars frequently raid farms on the forest fringes at Chittar, Seethathode, Moozhiyar, Pampa Valley, Gavi, …
  • Satheesan contests CM statement that rains caused flooding 18 Aug 2019 02:47 By Express News Service KOCHI: Strongly contesting Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s statement that last year’s floods were caused not due to the opening of shutters of dams, VD Satheesan, MLA, on Friday pointed out that the districts of Thrissur, …
  • Monsoon fury in Kerala, Karnataka; death toll rises to 153 in 2 states 14 Aug 2019 15:22 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM/ BENGALURU/MUMBAI: Torrential rains lashed many states of the country and the situation remained grim in flood-hit parts of Kerala and Karnataka, with the death toll mounting to 153 in the two southern states on Wednesday. Three …
  • Flood toll rises to 95, heavy rains forecast in Kerala 14 Aug 2019 06:41 Thiruvananthapuram: With several parts of Kerala receiving downpour since Tuesday night, many low lying areas have been waterlogged, even as the toll in the rain-battered state has gone up to 95 so far. A red alert has been sounded for three north Kerala …
  • Red alert issued in flood-hit Kerala, death toll... 13 Aug 2019 09:22 Extremely heavy rains are expected to lash the several parts of the state. A red alert has been issued for three districts on Tuesday as extremely heavy rains are expected in central Kerala as the flood-hit northern parts were slowly limping back to …
  • India: Indian Army Intensifies Flood Relief Operations in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala & Tamil Nadu 13 Aug 2019 05:09 The Indian Army has intensified its relief and rescue operations in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. 13 X Engineer Teams of the Indian Army have been airlifted from Rajasthan to provide a surge to its ongoing relief and rescue …
  • Volunteers in high spirits 13 Aug 2019 03:12 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The flood relief collection centre set up by the city corporation has received an enormous response. "Though the city has not been flooded with water, it is flooded with the love of people and their support to …
  • Rain fury in Kerala: Death toll 76, 2.87 lakh people in relief camps 12 Aug 2019 14:56 Thiruvananthapuram: With rains subsiding in many parts of Kerala, search operations are on in landslide-hit Kavalappara and Puthumala in Malappuram and Wayanad districts, as the toll in the monsoon fury climbed to 76 and 2.87 lakh people have sought refuge …
  • Kerala floods death toll reaches 67; over 2.5 lakh people moved to relief camps 12 Aug 2019 09:41 Image Source : FILE PHOTO Kerala flood toll hits 67 The heavy rains that lashed Kerala over the last few days have lessened in intensity, even as the toll rose to 67 while over 2.54 lakh displaced people were in relief camps, the state government said on …
  • Death toll rises to 72 in Kerala’s rain fury 12 Aug 2019 06:53 The death toll in rain-related incidents in the State rose to 72 on Sunday, even as most central and north Kerala districts reported diminished rainfall after four days of torrential downpour. Till Sunday, 2,61,249 people (75,636 families) have been …
  • Kerala flood toll hits 67; over 2.54 lakh in camps (Roundup) 11 Aug 2019 15:08 Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 11 (IANS) The heavy rains that lashed Kerala over the last few days have lessened in intensity, even as the toll rose to 67 while over 2.54 lakh displaced people were in relief camps, the state government said on Sunday. All the 14 …
  • Kerala flood death toll hits 60; 2.27 lakh people in camps 11 Aug 2019 10:01 Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 11 (IANS) Even as the heavy rains that lashed Kerala in the past few days abated, the death toll stood at 60 on Sunday, according to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Compared to last year’s floods which ravaged the entire state, …
  • India floods kill at least 100, displace thousands 11 Aug 2019 07:09 With rains predicted to worsen in coming days, the govt ordered military teams to form rescue units. Emergency response teams of the Indian Army and Navy have been relentlessly spearheading rescue and relief operations in Maharashtra, and the southern …
  • Flood: How Indian Army & NDRF saved thousands 11 Aug 2019 06:19 01 / 31 / news/india/flood-how-indian-army-and-ndrf-saved-thousands-of-lives/eventshow/70626208.cms01 The flood situation has worsened in four states - Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kerala and Karnataka - as the death toll reached 114 and …
  • Residents of Ezhikkad colony once again pushed to the edge 11 Aug 2019 02:20 Express News Service ARANMULA: A long shadow falls along the length of the hall, creating an illusion of a partition. Grim-looking faces with empty stares, emerge from the corners, desperation writ large on them.  Enter the Community Hall at Ezhikkad in …
  • Qatar- Flood toll rises as Kerala grapples with downpour 11 Aug 2019 01:24 (MENAFN - Gulf Times) Thedeath toll from floods in the states of Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra rose to 95, official figures showed yesterday, as heavy rain and landslides forced hundreds of thousands to evacuate their homes. In Kerala, some 42 people …
  • Kerala floods toll 55, over 1.5 lakh shifted to relief camps 10 Aug 2019 16:10 Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 10 (IANS) The Kerala floods death toll has reached 55 and over 1.5 lakh people shifted to around 1,300 camps across the rain-battered state, the Meteorological Department has predicted more rains in the coming days. The maximum …
  • Kerala: Indian Meteorogical Department issues Red alert for 8 districts 10 Aug 2019 15:42 High waves in the range of 3-4 metres are also expected till midnight of August 11 along the coast of Kerala. Thiruvananthapuram: The India Meteorological Dept (IMD) has on Saturday issued Red and Orange alerts for eight and six districts, respectively, in …
  • Indian Army intensifies flood relief operations | LIVE UPDATES 10 Aug 2019 12:22 Image Source : T RAGHAVAN Indian Army jawans have been pressed into rescue and relief efforts India is facing the fury of rain gods as several states battle floods, throwing normal life out of gear. Situation continues to remain grim in Maharashtra, …
  • Army Rescues Newborn In Kerala's Worst Flood-Hit Wayanad 10 Aug 2019 12:03 Kerala floods: Around 6,000 persons have been rescued, more than 15,000 have been evacuated. Wayanad: A newborn was rescued by the Army today morning as heavy rain continues to hammer Kerala, triggering floods. The rescue operation teams were seen …
  • Mums look for alternate plans 09 Aug 2019 19:45 His worried mother said: "I had to reschedule his flight for August 18 as I could not take the risk of making him wait at the airport." Fifteen-year-old Gautam Pradeep was excited to board his flight to Dubai from Cochin International Airport …
  • National Beekeepers’ Meet and Honey Fest in Thiruvananthapuram is buzzing 09 Aug 2019 12:54 Binu P T carefully opens a wooden beehive box and gives a gentle tap on the plastic seal inside. With a sudden buzz, tiny bees swarm about the container. “These are white stingless bees, a rare species. It’s considered to be one of the smallest species of …
  • Kerala rain: Death toll rises to 32; over 3,000... 09 Aug 2019 10:43 The Kochi airport has been closed till Sunday leaving hundreds of passengers stranded. There was no let-up from heavy rains in Kerala as four members of a family were killed at Edavanna in Malappuram district when their house collapsed on Friday, taking …
  • 22 Dead As Rain Batters Kerala, No School, Kochi Airport Shut Till Sunday 09 Aug 2019 06:52 Kerala floods: Flight operations stopped at Cochin International Airport after heavy rain New Delhi:  Flight operations at Cochin International Airport in Kerala have been stopped till 3 pm on Sunday due to heavy rain, airport officials said today. The …
  • Kerala rain: Death toll rises to 23, over 3,000 evacuated 09 Aug 2019 06:05 The Kochi airport has been closed till Sunday leaving hundreds of passengers stranded.  Incessant rain in Kerala have claimed 23 lives in the past two days. Over 22,000 people have been shifted to some 315 relief camps across the state, officials said. …
  • Kerala rain toll touches 23 09 Aug 2019 05:10 Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 9 (IANS) Incessant rain in Kerala have claimed 23 lives in the past two days. Over 22,000 people have been shifted to some 315 relief camps across the state, officials said. Till late on Thursday the toll was eight, but a fresh …
  • Rain Batters Kerala, Schools Shut Today, Kochi Airport Closed Till Sunday 09 Aug 2019 04:49 Kerala floods: Flight operations stopped at Cochin International Airport after heavy rain New Delhi:  Flight operations at Cochin International Airport in Kerala have been stopped till 3 pm on Sunday due to heavy rain, airport officials said today. The …
  • Kochi Airport Closed Till 3 pm On Sunday After Heavy Rain, Say Officials 09 Aug 2019 02:55 Kerala floods: Flight operations stopped at Cochin International Airport after heavy rain New Delhi:  Flight operations at Cochin International Airport in Kerala have been stopped till 3 pm on Sunday due to heavy rain, airport officials said today. The …
  • 40 feared trapped in landslide at Wayanad 09 Aug 2019 01:16 Kochi: Heavy rains accompanied by swirling winds and landslides in the highrange districts left a trail of death and destruction in many parts of Kerala on Thursday. Wayanad district suffered the worst calamities. Six people died in different parts of the …
  • KSTRC’s chain service trial leaves passengers high and dry 06 Aug 2019 02:22 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  When Dr Saritha reached the Central bus stand at Thampanoor on Monday morning to reach her destination 93 km away, she did not know that KSRTC’s experiment with fast passenger service would leave her almost three …
  • Elections 2019: With Sabarimala At Centrestage, Triangular Contest In Kerala's Pathanamthitta 20 Apr 2019 12:08 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 24 Mar 2019 01:56 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 23 Mar 2019 17:27 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 22 Mar 2019 11:08 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 20 Mar 2019 03:40 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 18 Mar 2019 02:57 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 15 Mar 2019 14:06 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 21 Feb 2019 21:59 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 30 Jan 2019 23:18 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 05 Jan 2019 07:32 [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 27 Dec 2018 11:22 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 02 Nov 2018 04:30 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 17 Oct 2018 10:54 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 06 Oct 2018 18:18 [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 19 Aug 2018 11:08 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 18 Aug 2018 00:04 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 16 Aug 2018 09:05 — 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 04 Nov 2017 16:36 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 03 Mar 2017 04:19 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 …

  • IIT-M suicide: Professor named in suicide note of Kollam girl to be quizzed 14 Nov 2019 03:05 By Express News Service KOLLAM/CHENNAI: Days after an IIT-Madras student committed suicide over alleged religious discrimination, a professor from the institution was summoned for inquiry by the Chennai police. Meanwhile, a suicide note purportedly …
  • Kollam: Girl's relatives allege torture on IIT campus 12 Nov 2019 01:21 Kollam: Relatives of the Kollamite who committed suicide at IIT Madras have alleged that she took the extreme step because of mental torture she faced on the campus. Her sister filed a complaint regarding this with a local police station in Kotturpuram …
  • Vizag-Kollam train for devotees to Sabarimala 29 Oct 2019 17:14
  • Two persons run over by lorry in Kollam 26 Oct 2019 01:52 By Express News Service KOLLAM: Two people died after a lorry ran over them near Chathannoor post office here, in the early hours of Friday. The deceased are Suresh, 40, of Valiyaveedu at Mulavana in Kundara and Don Bosco, 41, of Abhijith Vilasom, Fatima …
  • Kollam native jawan dies in mine blast near LoC 16 Oct 2019 03:11 By Express News Service KOLLAM: Sepoy Abhijith PS, a jawan attached to the Madras Regiment, died in a land mine explosion while on duty at the Line of Control (LoC) in Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir, on Monday. According to Army sources, he was killed during …
  • Tirupati laddus to have cashews from Kollam 04 Oct 2019 22:20 KOLLAM: The laddus of Lord Venkateshwara of Tirupati will have an ingredient from God’s Own Country now. The Tirumala temple authorities have placed a huge order 30 tonnes of processed cashew kernels with Kerala State Cashew Workers Apex Industrial Co- …
  • Kerala Thiruvonam Bumper Lottery Results: Rs 12 crore lottery jackpot goes to six jewellery employees in Kollam 19 Sep 2019 12:14 The holders of the winning ticket are Ronny, Subin Thomas, Ramjin, Rajeevan, Ratheesh, and Vivek. (Express Photo) Kerala’s biggest-ever lottery jackpot Thiruvonam Bumper, carrying a prize of Rs 12 crore, has gone to six jewellery employees in Kollam …
  • Organ transplant mafia busted by police in Kollam 29 Aug 2019 23:17 KOLLAM: An organ transplant mafia that reaped rich dividends by trading in the kidneys of poor donors has been busted by the Kottarakkara police. The gang extracted up to Rs 10 lakh each from needy patients and paid only half of it to the donors. The …
  • Kollam Collectorate gets threat message from Pakistan 29 Aug 2019 04:36 By Express News Service KOLLAM: Kollam West Police have begun investigations into an alleged threat message received on WhatsApp reportedly from Pakistan, asking India to withdraw its troops from Jammu and Kashmir. It also threatened Prime Minister …
  • Kollam: Auto rickshaw driver convicted for rape 29 Jul 2019 22:06  Saji used to drop the woman in his auto-rickshaw at the nearby bus stop regularly. On the morning of January 16, 2013, he barged into her house while she was changing her dress and getting ready for her duty at the court. (Representational Image) KOLLAM: …
  • Kollam: Youth held for murder attempt 02 Jul 2019 21:11 Kollam: Sasthamkotta police on Tuesday arrested a private bus conductor who had barged into the house of a Plus-One student and stabbed her in revenge over spurned love. Anandu, 20, of Sasthamkotta is the arrested. The 16-year-old girl, currently under …
  • Chennai-Kollam Express receives refurbished coaches 01 Jul 2019 03:51 By Express News Service CHENNAI : Four months after introduction, Chennai-Kollam Express got the upgraded refurbished coaches on Sunday. The 14 coaches were upgraded at Perambur Carriage Workshop, Perambur Loco workshop and Golden rock workshop, Ponmalai. …
  • Kollam: State seeks sops for cashew sector 27 Jun 2019 22:24 KOLLAM: The State Government has filed a petition before the Union Commerce Minister  Piyush Goyal demanding to revoke the import duty on raw cashew kernels completely and to increase export incentives of processed cashew. The Central Government should …
  • Kollam: Man held for attempt to set girl ablaze 20 Jun 2019 01:03 Kollam: Eravipuram police arrested a man for a murder attempt on a girl after her family rejected his marriage proposal on "astrological reasons." Shinu, 25, of Chamavila Veedu, Vadasserikkonam in Varkala entered the girl's house by removing …
  • Kollam: Siblings arrested for raping minor 19 Jun 2019 20:03 Kollam: The Kulathupuzha police on Wednesday arrested two siblings for alleged rape and extortion of money from a 17-year-old Plus-Two student. They were identified as Afsar, 18, and his brother Ijas, 20, of Ijas Manzil, Agasthyakkode, Anchal.   The girl …
  • Speeding car hits two children walking to school in Kollam 06 Jun 2019 08:06 By Express News Service KOLLAM: The 'School Praveshanolsavam' (school entry celebrations) turns tragic as two children on their way to school were hit by a speeding car at Anchal on Thursday morning. Three children including a one and half-year-old …
  • Kollam MP N K Premachandran’s reception disrupted 03 Jun 2019 02:11 By Express News Service KOLLAM: Miscreants interrupted Kollam MP N K Premachandran’s reception at Chathannoor on Sunday leaving two UDF supporters severely injured. Policemen who tried to intervene were also injured. Poothakulam mandalam secretary …
  • Kollam: Ex-minister Kadavoor Sivadasan passes away 18 May 2019 04:19 By Express News Service KOLLAM: Congress leader and former minister Kadavoor Sivadasan, 87, died on Friday. He breathed his last at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram. People from all walks of life paid their last respects when the body was kept at …
  • Watch: LDF-UDF workers clash in Kollam, Kerala 22 Apr 2019 08:45 clashed occurred on the last day of campaigning in Kerala which goes to polls on Tuesday. Kollam: Left Democratic Front (LDF) and United Democratic Front (UDF) workers on Sunday clashed in Kollam on the last day of campaigning in Kerala which goes to polls …
  • Kerala: LDF-UDF workers clash in Kollam 22 Apr 2019 08:29 Category: India Posted by Syed Qayam Ali Published: Apr 22, 2019, 1:11 pm IST Updated: Apr 22, 2019, 1:11 pm IST Kollam: Left Democratic Front (LDF) and United Democratic Front (UDF) workers on Sunday clashed in Kollam on the last day of campaigning in …
  • Vettu cake from Keralapuram in Kollam is a ‘cut’ above the rest 18 Apr 2019 11:58 It is not every day that Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac gushes about cakes! But when he did on Facebook, not many people were surprised because every foodie worth his/her salt in South Kerala seems to know the eatery he was raving about: a small, …
  • CPI-M hopes to stop Premachandran at Kollam (Constituency Profile) 31 Mar 2019 07:36 Kollam (Kerala) March 31 (IANS) For the ruling CPI-M in Kerala, one seat it is desperate to win back is Kollam for more reasons than one. For that, the party will have to get the better of sitting member N.K. Premachandran, which is no easy task. …
  • Kollam woman ‘starved to death’ for dowry 30 Mar 2019 20:40 Thiruvananthapuram: Pooyappally police on Saturday arrested a man and his mother for allegedly starving his wife to death for not giving dowry. The arrested were Oyoor Chenkulam native Chandulal (30) and his mother Geethalal (55). A Kottarakkara court …
  • Kollam: Rape charge against man in Oachira case 30 Mar 2019 09:40 KOLLAM: Police team investigating the abduction of Rajast-ani girl from Oachira has charged rape case against the prime accused Muhammad Roshan in addition to the charges under sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. This …
  • Electioneering raises the heat in Kollam 27 Mar 2019 11:01 Scorching sun seems no deterrent to the candidates in Kollam as they continue their campaign leaving the district abuzz with election activities. With the entry of BJP’s K.V. Sabu this week, all three fronts have now launched full-fledged campaign in the …
  • Kollam: PoCSO against Bindu Krishna 24 Mar 2019 21:12 Kollam: Kollam DCC president Bindu Krishna has landed in trouble for posting on the Facebook  a  picture of herself along with the parents of the  Rajasthani girl who was kidnapped from  Oachira recently.   The Oachira police  registered a case against her …
  • Kollam: ‘Invisible thief’ sexually assaults, loots women 19 Mar 2019 21:03 Kollam: The villagers of coastal Eravipuram are having sleepless nights due to unabated theft attempts and sexual assaults towards  women for the last few weeks. The residents of Valathunkal here have now ganged up to nab the thief or thieves who have …
  • In Kollam, count of water birds takes a slight upward flight 23 Jan 2019 23:28 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The number of water birds in Kollam showed slight increase compared to previous years, according to a census report by the Asian Waterbird Census (AWC). The census was conducted covering the major wetlands in …
  • PM dedicates Kollam bypass to the nation 17 Jan 2019 07:08 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 15 dedicated to the nation the 13-km Kollam bypass of National Highway 66, a project that took more than four decades to complete. “I am happy that with the cooperation and contribution from the State government we …
  • PM Modi to inaugurate Kollam bypass today: Everything you need to know 16 Jan 2019 21:08 People travelling on the National Highway 66 from Kochi and Alappuzha can proceed towards Thiruvananthapuram without entering Kollam town. (Source: Facebook) A perpetual traffic bottleneck for commuters on the national highway connecting Thiruvananthapuram …
  • Kollam Bypass inauguration: CM Vijayan silences crowd, says ‘not a place to hoot and chant’ 16 Jan 2019 21:06 Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said his government had fulfilled the development promises made to the prime minister when it came to power in the state. (File) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday officially declared open the much-awaited Kollam …
  • Green Court Seeks Report On Kollam Sand Mining After Kerala Girl's Video 16 Jan 2019 12:50 The tribunal's direction came after taking cognisance of a news report on the issue (Representational) Kollam: The National Green Tribunal today sought a report from the Kollam district administration after taking note of a news report about a 17-year- …
  • PM Modi inaugurates 13-km, two-lane Kollam bypass 15 Jan 2019 13:51 KOLLAM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially declared open the much-awaited Kollam bypass on National Highway-66 here on Tuesday. The 13-km-long, two-lane bypass, with a project cost of Rs 352 crore, will cut the travel time between Alappuzha and …
  • Twitter Trolls Attack PM For Inaugurating 13 Km Kollam Bypass In Kerala 15 Jan 2019 13:01 The criticism gave rise to hashtags like #PavanayiModiAyi and #OduModiKandamVazhi Kerala: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Kerala today for the launch of two projects, there was much trolling on Twitter. What amused his critics, mainly …
  • PM Modi to inaugurate Kollam bypass in Kerala today 15 Jan 2019 00:48 [India], Jan 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kerala today to attend various events in Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram including the inauguration of Kollam bypass on NH-66. The Kollam bypass is a 13 km long 2 lane bypass, with a project cost …
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate Kollam bypass today 14 Jan 2019 20:22 KOLLAM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the long-awaited Kollam bypass at a function to be held at the Ashramam ground here by 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will also address the public and PWD Minister G. Sudhakaran will …
  • BJP gets the better of LDF, PM to open Kollam bypass 08 Jan 2019 21:42 Kollam: The Kollam bypass has become a bone of contention between the political parties as far as its inauguration is concerned. The state government had announced a week ago that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate it on February 2. But in a …
  • Kerala: Senior police officer involved in murder, hangs self in Kollam district 13 Nov 2018 19:02 Creative Commons A senior Kerala Police officer who was eluding arrest after causing a man's death a week back, was found hanging in his home in Kollam district on Tuesday, police said. The deceased, B Harikumar, who was the Neyattinkara Deputy …
  • Kerala actor Kollam Thulashi booked for comments against women over Sabarimala 15 Oct 2018 07:40 Kerala actor Kollam Thulashi  Malayalam actor Kollam Thulashi has been booked by the Kerala Police for his controversial remarks against women during a NDA protest meeting over the Sabarimala Temple issue, police said Sunday.   Addressing the protesters in …
  • Malayalam actor Kollam Thulasi booked for controversial comments on entry of women into Sabarimala 14 Oct 2018 10:29 By PTI KOLLAM: Malayalam actor Kollam Thulasi has been booked by the Kerala Police for his controversial remarks against women during an NDA protest meeting over the Sabarimala Temple issue, police said Sunday. Addressing the protesters in Kollam on Friday …
  • Sabarimala protest: FIR against actor Kollam Thulasi for derogatory remark on women’s entry in temple 14 Oct 2018 08:00 Kollam (Kerala): The Kerala Police on Saturday registered a case against actor Kollam Thulasi for allegedly making a derogatory remark on the entry of women into the Sabarimala Temple in Kerala. Thulasi, while addressing a gathering in Kollam, suggested …
  • Tear in two all women who enter Sabarimala, says actor Kollam Thulasi as Kerala BJP president listens 14 Oct 2018 06:52 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: October 13, 2018 1:53:13 pm Women chant hymns during a protest called by various Hindu organisations against the lifting of ban by Supreme Court that allowed entry of women of menstruating age to the …
  • Sabarimala protest: Kerala on boil, FIR against actor Kollam Thulasi 14 Oct 2018 06:48 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: October 14, 2018 11:38:41 am Devotees, mostly women, take part in the ‘namajapa’ (chanting the name of Lord Ayyappa) march against the Supreme Court verdict on the entry of women of all ages into the …
  • Kollam Thulasi apologises for derogatory remark on women 13 Oct 2018 15:26 [India], Oct 13 (ANI): Hours after Kollam Thulasi was booked on account of the derogatory remark made by him on the entry of women into the Sabarimala temple, the actor issued an apology on Saturday. "It is due to my deep devotion to Lord Ayyappa I …
  • Case registered against actor Kollam Thulasi for saying 'tear in two women who enter Sabarimala' 13 Oct 2018 10:55 Actor Kollam Thulasi was speaking at an event in Kollam when he made the remark in the presence of BJP state president P S Sreedharan Pillai. (ANI) The Chavara police on Saturday registered a case against Malayalam actor Kollam Thulasi who courted …
  • Case against Kollam Thulasi for derogatory remark on Sabarimala verdict 13 Oct 2018 09:35 [India], Oct 13 (ANI): The Kerala Police on Saturday registered a case against actor Kollam Thulasi for allegedly making a derogatory remark on the entry of women into the Sabarimala Temple in Kerala. Thulasi, while addressing a gathering in Kollam, …
  • At BJP Sabarimala meet, Kerala actor Kollam Thulasi says rip defiant women into 2 13 Oct 2018 06:23 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Malayalam cine actor and BJP fellow traveller Thulasidharan Nair, known as Kollam Thulasi, on Friday said women who go to Sabarimala must be ripped in two. 'One part should be sent to Thiruvananthapuram and the other to New Delhi,…
  • Kerala: Women entering Sabarimala temple should be ripped into half, says Actor Kollam Thulasi 13 Oct 2018 01:47 Kollam (Kerala): Actor Kollam Thulasi on Friday made a shocking statement saying that women entering Sabarimala temple should be ripped into half. He was addressing a public gathering here. Thulasi, a Malayali actor, made the controversial remark while …
  • Rip apart women who enter Sabarimala temple into two: Actor Kollam Thulasi 12 Oct 2018 21:21 Kollam: The Kerala State Women’s Commission took a suo motu case against actor Kollam Thulasi who courted controversy on Friday for stating that women who dared to enter Sabarimala temple must be ripped into two pieces.  During a speech at Chavara here …
  • Women who dare to enter Sabarimala temple should be ripped in half: Malayalam actor Kollam Thulasi 12 Oct 2018 16:47 Malayalam cinema actor Kollam Thulasi. (ANI) In a controversial remark, Malayalam film actor Kollam Thulasi on Friday stated that women who dare to enter the Sabarimala temple should be ripped into two pieces. “The mothers (elderly woman) taking part in …
  • Rip women entering Sabarimala in half: Kerala actor Kollam Thulasi 12 Oct 2018 13:36 Thulasi said one half should be thrown at CMO's in Thiruvananthapuram while the other half should be sent to Delhi. Kollam: Actor Kollam Thulasi made a bizarre statement on Friday saying women who come to enter the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, the …
  • Rip women entering Sabarimala temple in half: Actor Kollam Thulasi 12 Oct 2018 13:01 Kollam: Actor Kollam Thulasi made a bizarre statement on Friday saying women who come to enter the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, the revered shrine of Lord Ayyappa thrown open after the Supreme Court verdict, must be ripped in half. The horrifying remark by …
  • Kollam on the itinerary 07 Sep 2018 10:42 Here’s your chance to visit and explore Kollam town and Tangasseri. Heritage Walk Trivandrum is organising an exploratory visit to Kollam this Sunday. Since registration for travel by bus is already full, those interested can now directly join the team at …
  • Kollam: Two more priests surrender for raping a homemaker 14 Aug 2018 03:30 Kollam: Two priests of Malankara Orthodox church, booked for raping a homemaker abusing her secret at the confessional, have surrendered. Fr. Jaise K. George, the fourth accused, surrendered at the Kollam Crime Branch office and the first accused Fr. …
  • Kollam: One dies in stampede during mall inauguration by actor Dulquer Salmaan 04 Aug 2018 13:14 Express News Service KOLLAM: One man died and several injured in a stampede during a private event attended by actor Dulquer Salmaan at Kottarakkara near here. The deceased has been identified as Hari, from Thiruvananthapuram. The mishap happened around 2 …
  • Kerala Church rape case: Priest who used victim's confession to blackmail her arrested in Kollam 12 Jul 2018 11:38 Getty Images One of the four accused Kerala priests, Father Job Mathew involved in the sexual abuse of a parishioner has been arrested from a place near Kollam, said the police on Thursday. The accused priest, however, denied that he has been arrested. He …
  • Children’s film festival - first experience of the cinema hall (With pic 200443654)city 2, kollam 2, thrissur 2 16 May 2018 03:08 The first visit to the cinema hall, watching the larger than life images with hundreds of others all around you, is for many an experience which they would hardly forget for the rest of their lives. For Reshma, a tenth standard student from Adichippuzha …
  • 96 Bihar CPI netas to attend Kollam meet 24 Apr 2018 11:21
  • 96 state CPI netas to attend Kollam meet 23 Apr 2018 21:04
  • Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith Kumar dead: Mohanlal, other celebs condole his death 05 Apr 2018 10:33 Kollam Ajith KumarTwitter Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith Kumar died of stomach-related ailments at a private hospital in Kochi Thursday morning (April 5). He is survived by his wife Prameela, daughter Gayathri and son Sreehari. Kollam Ajith Kumar was …
  • Kollam Ajith passes away 05 Apr 2018 07:26
  • RIP! Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith passes away at 56 05 Apr 2018 06:54 Renowned Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith passed away at the age of 56 on Thursday morning. Reportedly, the actor was suffering from stomach ailments, as he was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Kochi. Sadly, Kollam Ajith took his last breath at 3: …
  • Kollam Ajith 05 Apr 2018 06:15 Actor Kollam Ajith, who has played villain roles in many Malayalam films, is no more. He passed away in a private hospital in Kochi around 3.40 am on April 5, after a prolonged disease which had reportedly affected his stomach. Ajith was 56 years old and …
  • Who was Kollam Ajith? 05 Apr 2018 05:44 Here is everything you should know about late actor Kollam Ajith.  Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith who has appeared in more than 500 films breathed his last during the wee hours of Thursday. Suffering from stomach ailments, the actor was undergoing treatment …
  • Popular Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith passes away 05 Apr 2018 05:06 Malayalam film star Ajith, known for portraying negative roles, died on Thursday at a private hospital here, family sources said. Ajith, 56, was admitted to the hospital 10 days ago following health issues. Ajith in a career spread over three decades, has …
  • Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith passes away 05 Apr 2018 03:08 Kollam Ajith breathed his last on April 5. Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith passed away on Thursday morning. The actor was undergoing treatment for stomach-related ailments at a private hospital in Kochi, Kerala. He breathed his last at 3:40 am on Thursday. …
  • Chennai to Kollam train will resume after eight years 30 Mar 2018 00:42 CHENNAI: Nearly after eight years, the first train between Chennai and Kollam is set to resume through Sengottai-Punalur section, one of the scenic routes in the country, with the Southern Railway set to operate a special fare special train between …
  • Selections at SAI training centre in Kollam 01 Feb 2018 21:49 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Sporting students can now enrol in the Kollam Training Centre of Sports Authority of India (SAI) for the 2018-2019 academic year. The organisation will select the students for its sport disciplines of athletics and hockey (for girls and …
  • Kerala mother kills 14-year-old son in Kollam 20 Jan 2018 05:55
  • 14-year-old’s charred body found in Kollam, mother is prime suspect 18 Jan 2018 09:03 Written by Vishnu Varma | Kochi | Updated: January 18, 2018 2:18 pm According to the complaint, the boy had gone out to buy a scale for school and never returned home. In this combination image, Jithu Job, his mother Jayamol. A woman in Kollam, Kerala is …
  • The Rhythm of Kollam 28 Nov 2017 20:39 During his college years at Pathanamthitta, Arjun V. used to face taunts from his classmates over his native place and the proverb Kollam Kandavanu Illam Venda (one who visits Kollam will never return home). He wanted to show them what all treasures Kollam …
  • Kollam: Rally racer dreams miles more 11 Nov 2017 02:09 Kollam: “Being a rally driver is risky, but precision decides the winner,” says the current youngest rally driver in the country. Meet Younus Ilyas, 23, from Kollam, who has marked his presence in Indian motorsport with his meritorious achievements …
  • Kerala: Three killed, nearly 40 injured in Kollam bridge collapse 30 Oct 2017 13:24 Kollam: The iron bridge, several years old, is located inside the KMML complex and runs over a canal. At least three people died after a bridge on which they were walking collapsed in Chavara in Kollam district of Kerala. The deceased were identified as …
  • Kerala: Woman dead, 57 injured as foot over bridge collapses in Kollam 30 Oct 2017 10:56 A woman died and 57 others got injured when an old iron bridge collapsed in Chavara near Kollam today. The bridge was being used as a walkway across a canal. The deceased has been identified as 55-year-old Shyamala, an employee of state-run Kerala Minerals …
  • Kerala: One dead, 57 injured as foot overbridge collapses at Chavara in Kollam 30 Oct 2017 10:37 Kollam (Kerala): A person was killed and 57 others injured after an old iron bridge collapsed in Chavara near Kerala’s Kollam district on Monday. The bridge used as a walkway. #WATCH One dead, at least 57 injured in a bridge collapse in Chavara near Kerala …
  • Girl dies, Kollam school faces public wrath 24 Oct 2017 07:45 A tense situation prevailed near the ICSE school Trinity Lyceum on Monday when a march taken out by SFI and KSU activists, following the suicide of a girl student, turned violent. The march was in protest against the alleged harassment meted out by two …
  • Trinity Lyceum Kollam 23 Oct 2017 09:08
  • Stray violence marks hartal in Kollam 17 Oct 2017 04:27 The dawn-to-dusk hartal called by the United Democratic Front (UDF) in protest against the alleged anti people policies of the Central and State governments on Monday was marked by several incidents of violence across the district. Post offices, including …
  • 3-yr-old girl tortured; youth held in Kollam 04 Oct 2017 04:06 KOLLAM: The Kundara police arrested Ashique, 26, a native of Pallimukku for brutally torturing a three-and-a-half-year-old girl. The police shifted the girl and her mother to Mahila Mandiram here. The girl and her mother were living with Ashique and his …
  • Seven-year-old girl in Kollam raped, strangled to death by relative 28 Sep 2017 11:58 Image used for representational purpose only. KOLLAM: A seven-year-old girl who went missing from Kulathupuzha in Kollam on Wednesday was found dead near a rubber shed at RP Colony in the same locality here on Thursday. Police has taken a relative of the …
  • 4 of a family from Kollam die in Tamil Nadu road mishap 10 Sep 2017 03:13 KOLLAM: Four members of a family were killed and two others seriously injured after the car in which they were travelling collided with a tipper lorry on the Kollam-Thirumangalam NH stretch on Saturday. The accident occurred around 6.30 am close to …
  • Police File Chargesheet In Kollam Blast Case 08 Sep 2017 16:32 Kollam:  Police today filed a chargesheet in a local court against three persons accused in the case relating to last year's low intensity IED blast in the District Collectorate, in which one person was injured. The charge sheet was filed before the …
  • Kollam ex-Collector blames cops for putting tragedy 27 Aug 2017 07:27 KOCHI: Former Kollam District Collector A Shainamol on Saturday submitted, if the police had taken necessary actions, the Puttingal firework mishap could have been prevented. She was deposing before the Justice S Gopinathan Commission conducting an inquiry …
  • Ship collides with fishing boat off Kerala's Kollam coast 26 Aug 2017 12:51 [India] August 26 (ANI): In a case of mid-sea collision, a ship collided with a fishing boat off Kerala's Kollam coast on Saturday. The six fishermen were rescued from the sea by another fishing boat. The accident occurred 35 to 40 nautical miles away …
  • Denied treatment in several hospitals, road accident victim dies in Kollam 07 Aug 2017 11:04 Refusal on the part of private hospitals in Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram to admit an accident victim resulted in his tragic death, almost seven hours after the accident. Police have registered the incident as a serious case of medical negligence and are …
  • Kollam to host next CPI Party Congress 29 Jul 2017 06:34 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: For the first time, Kollam will host the CPI’s party congress next year while the party state conference will be held in Malappuram. The CPI state council which met here on Friday decided to hold its 23rd party congress in Kollam by the …
  • Ajeetha IPS succeeds hubby as Kollam top cop 13 Jun 2017 08:53
  • Ajeetha IPS succeeds hubby as Kollam top copAjeetha, who is known for her bold and judicious approach to work, resumed duty on Thursday. And just as soon, took charge as Kollam police commissioner from her husband as he had been transferred as… 13 Jun 2017 07:08
  • Ajeetha IPS succeeds husband as Kollam top cop 12 Jun 2017 22:26
  • Lady IPS officer takes over reins of Kollam City 09 Jun 2017 13:28 R Krishnakumar, DH News Service, Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 9 2017, 18:08 IST Santeesh and Ajeetha shake hands as part of custom of transferring power. As Ajeetha Begum took over the reins of Kollam City Police from Satheesh Bino on Wednesday, the two IPS …
  • Kollam fire spurred AIIMS nurse to give UPSC a shot 02 Jun 2017 23:50 Joseph K Mathew, 30, secured an all-India rank of 574 in the exam. Abhinav Saha On Wednesday evening, Joseph K Mathew (30), was on evening shift at the surgical critical care unit at the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, AIIMS. The staff nurse was …
  • Finally, Kollam Govt Medical College gets a shot in the arm 01 Jun 2017 01:56 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: THE Medical Council of India (MCI) has given approval for the Government Medical College at Paripally, Kollam, Health Minister K K Shylaja said on Wednesday. With this, the government will be able to admit students for the MBBS course …
  • After talks, ration dealers withdraw indefinite strike in Kollam 04 May 2017 01:10 KOLLAM: The three-day-old indefinite strike launched by the ration dealers demanding the government to address their grievances regarding the implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) was withdrawn on Wednesday. The decision came after a …
  • Kerala: Girl, 15, says 13-yr-old is her child's fatherIn a strange case, Pathanapuram police (Kollam), on Thursday, took a 13-year-old boy into custody on allegation of impregnating his 15-year-old neighbour. 21 Apr 2017 07:31 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a strange case, Pathanapuram police (Kollam), on Thursday, took a 13-year-old boy into custody on allegation of impregnating his 15-year-old neighbour. He was produced before Kollam chief judicial magistrate, who is also the chairman …
  • Kerala: Girl, 15, says 13-yr-old is her child's fatherIn a strange case, Pathanapuram police (Kollam), on Thursday, took a 13-year-old boy into custody on allegation of impregnating his 15-year-old neighbour. 21 Apr 2017 05:25 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a strange case, Pathanapuram police (Kollam), on Thursday, took a 13-year-old boy into custody on allegation of impregnating his 15-year-old neighbour. He was produced before Kollam chief judicial magistrate, who is also the chairman …
  • Duryodhana temple in Kollam defies firework ban 25 Mar 2017 12:26 KOLLAM: As the first anniversary of the Puttangal Temple Firework tragedy, one of the worst fire accidents in the country approaches, three people suffered were injured after another temple in the district defied the District Collector’s orders and …
  • Grandfather abused Kollam girl, arrested 19 Mar 2017 20:17 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published:March 20, 2017 1:12 am Representational Image The investigation into the death of a 10-year-old girl in Kerala’s Kollam district has revealed that she was sexually abused by her 66-year-old …
  • Death threats do not deter Kollam moral policing victim 10 Mar 2017 08:02 KOLLAM: A victim of moral policing on Friday lodged a complaint with Sooranad police after her father overheard some unidentified youth conspiring to “threaten” and “intimidate” the girl and destroy the evidence to help their other accomplices who are in …
  • Autopsy again on Kollam jawan’s body after family raises doubts 04 Mar 2017 23:37 Thiruvananthapuram: A re-autopsy on the body of soldier Roy Mathew of Kollam, who was found dead in the Army camp in Nasik on Thursday, was conducted at the medical college here after his body was brought to the international airport on Saturday. An …
  • Kollam: Army man who alleged ill treatment by his regiment found dead 03 Mar 2017 11:38 Kollam: An Army man from Kollam who had alleged that he was mistreated in his Army camp, was found dead under mysterious circumstances. The body of gunner Roy Mathew, 33, of Cherukulathu Veedu at Karuvelil, Ezhukone here, was found from near the Army camp …

  • BJP asks government to submit fresh affidavit echoing devotees’ sentiments 17 Nov 2019 01:34 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: If the state government has any sincerity, it should withdraw its earlier affidavit favouring women’s entry to Sabarimala and file a fresh one that represents the sentiments of lakhs of Ayyappa devotees, the BJP …
  • Young professionals cock-a-hoop at emerging hangouts 17 Nov 2019 01:34 Express News Service KOCHI: Young professionals across the state have hailed the government decision favouring setting up of pubs in cities in Kerala. According to them, the proposed pubs, akin to the swanky ones in Bengaluru and Pune, will usher in a new …
  • To be or not to be: Things to mull before popping the cork in Kerala 17 Nov 2019 01:34 Express News Service Signalling a tectonic shift, state mulls setting up of pubs. The Chief Minister, who opened up on the issue, attributed the decision to long-running complaints from professionals that those working late hours in the state have few if …
  • Seminar conducted as part of National Press Day 17 Nov 2019 01:31 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: AS part of the National Press Day, Kerala Media Academy and Vakkom Moulavi Foundation organised ‘M Hameela Bheevi Centenary Seminar’ at Vakkom Moulavi Foundation Trust Hall at Thekkumoodu on Saturday. People from …
  • Sabarimala shuts door on 3 Andhra Pradesh women 16 Nov 2019 23:06 Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram: The Sabarimala temple opened with high religious fervour on Saturday though politicos tried to score points and three women made an unsuccessful bid to worship at the shrine. The police sent back three women devotees from …
  • City’s tap water of poor quality, fails to meet BIS requirements 16 Nov 2019 23:03 A nationwide study conducted by the Bureau of Indian Standards, under the Department of Consumer Affairs, has found that the quality of tap water in the city is poor. Chennai was among 13 cities, including Lucknow, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Thiruvananthapuram …
  • Mumbai’s tap water best among major cities, Delhi’s worst: BIS report 16 Nov 2019 20:15 Delhi’s water samples failed on 19 parameters, including odour, TDS, PH, turbidity, colour, nitrate, ammonia, chloride and aluminium. Mumbai’s tap water is the best and Delhi’s worst among all metros and major state capitals in the country, according to a …
  • BJP holds protests seeking Rahul Gandhi's apology 16 Nov 2019 19:59 Image Source : ANI BJP holds protests seeking Rahul Gandhi's apology The BJP on Saturday held country-wide protests against the Congress, demanding an apology from its leader Rahul Gandhi in the wake of the Supreme Court's clean chit to the Modi …
  • Joker Shashi takes the mic and boy are we Tharoored! 16 Nov 2019 12:33 Online Desk As I was aimlessly scrolling through Amazon Prime Video, like on every other day, figuring what to binge-watch next, I stumbled upon One Mic Stand. The OTT platform's new stand-up special didn't really stay in my mind even with its …
  • Tap water undrinkable in Delhi, 13 state capitals: Paswan 16 Nov 2019 10:50 New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Releasing a study on quality of piped drinking water being supplied in 21 cities across the country, Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan said on Saturday that in Delhi and 13 state …
  • Several women sent back by police as Sabarimala trek begins 16 Nov 2019 10:33 Pathanamthitta: Several women returned from the Sabarimala on Saturday afternoon, as devotees started a trek to the hilltop temple hours before the shrine in Kerala opens for the 41-day annual pilgrimage season. According to police sources, several women …
  • Sabarimala: Shrine opens today, security tightened; No protection for women without 'court order' 16 Nov 2019 08:50 Manju a 36-year-old activist disguises as an older woman by dying her hair grey to enter the Sabarimala temple The gates of the Sabarimala Temple are all set to open for the annual Mandala Pooja festival, two days after the Supreme Court referred the …
  • Sabarimala temple to open Saturday; Kerala cops on high alert 16 Nov 2019 08:24 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state police was on high alert with the two-month-long Sabarimala Mandala-Makaravilakku season beginning on Sunday. Though the police deployment is not as huge as in last year, three SPs have been entrusted …
  • Will visit Sabarimala after November 20 whether provided protection or not: Activist Trupti Desai 16 Nov 2019 06:52 By ANI PUNE: Women right activist Trupti Desai on Friday said that she will go to Sabarimala temple after November 20 regardless whether she would be provided protection by the Kerala government or not. "I will go to Sabarimala after November 20. We …
  • Should national security trump individual right to privacy? 16 Nov 2019 04:50 The importance of national security vis-à-vis personal security was discussed in a debate that marked the first day of the Tata Literary Festival at the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) in Mumbai on Thursday evening. The panel consisted of BJP …
  • As Sabarimala Opens Today, Kerala Government's Reminder: 10 Points 16 Nov 2019 04:26 The temple board has echoed the state government's views. Thiruvananthapuram:  As the Sabarimala shrine in Kerala opens today for the 41-day annual pilgrimage season, the Kerala government has clarified that the shrine is "no place for activism…
  • Amid confusion, Sabarimala temple opens today with tight security 16 Nov 2019 03:48 Ahead of the opening of the temple, Kerala govt said they will not provide protection to any woman visiting the temple. Pathanamthitta: Amid confusion over the latest verdict of the Supreme Court and threats by some women activists to worship at hilltop …
  • Vettucaud church fete begins 16 Nov 2019 03:32 Witnessed by religious leaders and hundreds of the faithful, the flag rose on Friday for the feast of Christ the King at the Madre de Deus Church, Vettucaud. The ceremony marked the start of the nine-day festival at the church, which draws thousands of …
  • Not onion, garlic is the real villain in market with 237.38% increase in price 16 Nov 2019 01:57 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The soaring onion prices may have brought tears to people and trouble to politicians. However, the real villain in the vegetable market this year is garlic, whose price recorded the biggest jump – a whopping 237.38 …
  • Being inhuman: 2 mongooses found hanged to death in Kumbadaje 16 Nov 2019 01:57 By Express News Service KASARAGOD: In a gruesome case of human brutality, two Indian grey mongoose were found hanged to death from a tree at Kumbadaje, said Forest officials.  The mongooses were found hanged on an acacia tree in a private property near the …
  • BJP asks Kerala govt to maintain status quo on Sabarimala 16 Nov 2019 01:57 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A day after Supreme Court referred the Sabarimala women entry case to a seven-member bench, the BJP demanded the government not to use the issue for yet another confrontation with devotees. Though the apex court …
  • T’Puram, Thrissur corps told to pay Rs 19 crore for poor waste management 16 Nov 2019 01:54 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Lapses in waste management may cost Thiruvananthapuram and Thrissur corporations dear as the State Pollution Control Board has issued notices directing them to pay a hefty fine totalling `19.15 crore as …
  • Delegates make a beeline for IFFK 16 Nov 2019 01:54 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The 24th IFFK has received tremendous response from film buffs with 5,000 delegate passes getting sold out in two days.  “First day alone saw a major rush, with 4,500 passes being claimed. There is no decision as …
  • A Guinness move for the love of Ottanthullal 16 Nov 2019 01:54 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Dancing continuously even for 20 minutes is a nightmare for a performer. But for Kurichithanam Jayakumar, it is a bed of roses. The ottanthullal artist performed from 12.30 am on November 15 till 12.30 am on …
  • Rampant tampering with marks in varsity alleged 16 Nov 2019 01:54 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala University has landed in a controversy after it was found that illegal modification of marks was carried out at the examination section of the varsity by misusing the user ID and password of the then …
  • 24th IFFK: 9 debut films in competition section 16 Nov 2019 01:54 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As many as 14 films from across the globe, including two Malayalam films, will compete for the ‘Suvarna Chakoram’ (The Golden Crow Pheasant) at the 24th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK). Of this, nine …
  • At Gitam’s 10th convocation, over 800 awarded degrees 16 Nov 2019 01:01 TNN | TNN | Updated: Nov 16, 2019, 4:57 IST Hyderabad: Art of visualising the invisible is essential to achieve success in the field of science, said BN Suresh, Isro research scientist and vice-chancellor of Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology …
  • No protection to women devotee visitng Sabarimala Temple: Kerala govt 15 Nov 2019 19:23 Thiruvananthapuram: Ahead of the opening of the Sabarimala Temple, Kerala Devaswom Board Minister K Surendran on Friday said the state government will not provide protection to any woman visiting the temple and those who need protection should get an order …
  • Kerala gets cold feet on women at Sabarimala 15 Nov 2019 19:22 Thiruvananthapuram: Young women devotees will have a long way to go before they can worship at the Sabarimala temple peacefully. The state government will not allow them to proceed to Sabarimala for the moment as the matter has been referred to a larger …
  • No special protection for ‘women activists’ at Sabarimala, says Kadakampally Surendran 15 Nov 2019 14:47 Kerala Devaswom Board Minister Kadakampally Surendran on Friday said the government was under no legal compulsion to shield women’s rights campaigners such as Trupti Desai who endeavoured to enter Sabarimala solely to grab national attention and pursue …
  • Sabarimala not a place for people to display their activism: Kerala minister 15 Nov 2019 14:26 Surendran said the government was committed to holding a peaceful pilgrimage season at Sabarimala that will begin November 17.  (Reuters/File) Kerala’s temple affairs minister Kadakampally Surendran said Friday that the Sabarimala shrine, which has …
  • No Protection For "Activists" Making Sabarimala Pilgrimage, Warns Kerala 15 Nov 2019 13:20 Supreme Court referred review petitions on Sabarimala to a larger bench on Thursday. Thiruvananthapuram: While the Supreme Court has allowed women to continue visiting the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala, the Kerala government today clarified that …
  • ‘Run Kalyani’ focusses on the romance of everyday living, of grief and grit, says filmmaker Geetha J 15 Nov 2019 11:17 Post the premiere of Run Kalyani at the Kolkata International Film Festival on November 11, its film director Geetha J was in an exuberant mood as accolades came pouring in for the woman-centric film, her first feature film. “I always knew the movie would …
  • After SC verdict, CPM not to push for women's entry into Sabarimala shrine  15 Nov 2019 10:51 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A day after Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan indicated that the government would seek more clarity on the Supreme Court verdict on Sabarimala, the CPM state leadership decided not to push for the entry of women …
  • Government will not give protection to women going to Sabarimala: Devaswom Minister 15 Nov 2019 09:10 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Making it clear that the government will not entertain women entry to Sabarimala this time around, Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran said the government will not give protection to women going to the hill …
  • Kerala receives legal advice on Sabarimala row, says to avoid women entry to shrine till SC issues order 15 Nov 2019 07:36 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A day after the Supreme Court referred the Sabarimala temple case to a seven-judge Constitution Bench of the court, the state government on Friday received legal advice suggesting not entertain the women entry in …
  • Committed to comply SC's decision on Sabarimala, says Kerala CM 15 Nov 2019 04:55 'We have already made it clear that the government is committed to complying by the apex court's judgment no matter what it is,' CM added. Thiruvananthapuram: After the Supreme Court referred a batch of petitions to a larger bench in the …
  • Director Aashiq Abu brings Udalaazham to the big screen 15 Nov 2019 01:44 Express News Service Debutant Unnikrishnan Avala’s Udalaazham is finally coming to theatres after doing the rounds at the festival circuit. The film, which was screened at several major film festivals across the world, including MAMI (Mumbai Film Festival …
  • Versatile Vidya Vox sings effortlessly in both  English and Malayalam at Hunnie Fan Fest 15 Nov 2019 01:44 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Most of us remember Vidya Vox from her energetic rendition of Kerala’s favourite boat song, kuttanadan punjayile. Standing amidst two Mohiniyattam dancers, she sang effortlessly in both  English and Malayalam, with …
  • Sabarimala Verdict: Govt will need more clarity on SC ruling, says CM Vijayan 15 Nov 2019 01:36 NEW DELHI: While Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said his government needed more clarity on SC’s decision to refer the Sabarimala matter to a larger bench, Sangh Parivar-backed All India Sabarimala Action Council termed the move a ‘ …
  • SC Refers Review Pleas On Sabarimala To 7-Judge Bench For Re-Examination 14 Nov 2019 23:15 NEW DELHI – The entry of women of all ages to the Sabarimala temple in Kerala will continue with the Supreme Court on Thursday deciding to set up a larger bench to reexamine religious issues including those arising out of its earlier verdict that lifted a …
  • BJP warns of repercussions if government allows entry of women in 10-50 age group in Sabarimala 14 Nov 2019 21:24 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  BJP leaders warned of strong repercussions if the government intended to forcibly take women in the age group of 10 to 50 to Sabarimala hill shrine. Senior BJP leaders said that the government should maintain …
  • Sabarimala verdict: UDF leadership feels vindicated on Supreme Court judgment 14 Nov 2019 21:24 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The Supreme Court judgment on Sabarimala has given much boost to the UDF’s stand on the issue. UDF leaders across the board are of the opinion that the verdict of the apex court has given credence to its stand …
  • Once bitten, Kerala's Left government may not push for women in Sabarimala entry this time 14 Nov 2019 21:24 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In January 2, 2019,  a day after two women entered Sabarimala under heavy police protection, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, while speaking to the media, appeared confidence personified. He confirmed that women had …
  • Travancore Devaswom Board unlikely to bat for women’s entry in Sabarimala 14 Nov 2019 21:24 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Supreme Court decision on Sabarimala review plea has literally put the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) and the state government in a fix since there is little clarity on what to do in case women approach the TDB …
  • KSRTC conductor in Thiruvananthapuram tries to kill self over salary delay 14 Nov 2019 21:22 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A KSRTC conductor attached to Papanamcode depot attempted suicide over delay in salary payment on Thursday. R Vinod Kumar, of Naruvamoodu, who consumed rat poison at the depot around noon, was rescued due to the …
  • Will Consult Legal Experts On Top Court Sabarimala Verdict: Pinarayi Vijayan 14 Nov 2019 20:08 Sabarimala Verdict: Supreme Court decided to set up a larger bench to re-examine religious issues Thiruvananthapuram: The left government would consult legal experts to get more clarity on the Supreme Court's Sabarimala verdict but it seems that the …
  • What’s the good word 14 Nov 2019 19:22 We hear Tharoor turn to his childhood, as he elaborates on his love for complex English words. What’s the one thing that comes to your mind when you have someone like Shashi Tharoor in conversation? English words, that one cannot pronounce. That was like …
  • Thiruvananthapuram fares good in air quality 14 Nov 2019 18:57 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: When the air quality in the nation’s capital is plummeting at an alarming rate, the analysis of the quality of air during Diwali in the state has offered reassurance, with the air quality index (AQI) being largely …
  • Court trials to come alive on screen in Thiruvananthapuram 14 Nov 2019 18:57 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM :  Banner Film Society is organising screening of films based on court trials at Lenin Balavadi on Sunday. The film ‘Melvilsam’ directed by Madhav Ramdas will be the inaugural movie which will be screened at 9. …
  • Thiruvananthapuram celebrates Children’s Day 14 Nov 2019 18:57 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The rally held in the city as part of the Children’s Day celebrations turned out to be a colourful affair with children decked in vibrant costumes holding ribbons, hula hoops and pom-poms, marching to the beats …
  • The hills of Ponmudi in Kerala beckon 14 Nov 2019 18:15 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With rain taking a break and temperatures dropping, the picturesque Ponmudi is seeing an increase in footfalls. A 55-minute ride from the city through hairpins and a thick fog takes you to the magnificent hilltop …
  • Beat diabetes with Ayurveda 14 Nov 2019 18:15 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Nowadays diabetes is a major health concern in the world. In India, around 70 million people are suffering from diabetes and associated complications. The dramatic rise of diabetes prevalence denotes the unhealthy lifestyle of Indian …
  • After Supreme Court's Sabarimala Verdict, Focus Shifts To Kerala's Left Government 14 Nov 2019 14:05 The BJP has called upon the Kerala government to preserve the temple's traditions. Thiruvananthapuram: Ahead of the pilgrimage season at the Lord Ayyappa shrine commencing on November 17, the focus has now shifted to the Left Democratic Front …
  • More clarity needed in SC verdict on Sabarimala: Kerala CM 14 Nov 2019 13:46 Thiruvananthapuram: Reacting to the Supreme Court’s 3:2 verdict referring the Sabarimala review pleas to a larger bench, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said the government is attempting to get more clarity on the verdict. “Our …
  • Kerala government to abide by SC order, but more clarity needed: Pinarayi Vijayan 14 Nov 2019 13:00 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government on Thursday reacted cautiously to the Supreme Court verdict on Sabarimala saying more clarity was needed on the order and its legal aspects need to be further examined. While stating that the …
  • Mehaboob Alappuzha, who runs a late-night diner at Alappuzha, entertains his customers with his singing 14 Nov 2019 12:37 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 …
  • Kerala POCSO accused tries to flee to Dubai, arrested 14 Nov 2019 12:12 Chennai, Nov 14 (IANS) A POCSO case accused at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala was arrested by the immigration officials at the Anna International airport here on Thursday, when he tried to flee to Dubai. Airport sources said the passenger Mohd Yasir (27), …
  • Kerala govt. seeks more clarity on issue of women’s entry into Sabarimala temple 14 Nov 2019 12:04 The Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in Kerala is seeking more legal clarity on whether the decision of the Supreme Court last year to allow women of all age groups to worship at Sabarimala temple remained operational against the backdrop of its …
  • Bikini-clad Shriya Saran's hair flip video goes viral [Video] 14 Nov 2019 11:53 Shriya Saran dons bikini.PR Handout Shriya Saran is back once again in a bikini-clad avatar. The actress has now shared a video of her in two-piece while she flips her hair in the pool and her mother records the clip. "No filter. Pure bliss. Ocean …
  • Shashi Tharoor turns stand-up comedian for Amazon Prime's One Mic Stand, gets trolled 14 Nov 2019 11:52 Shashi Tharoor in One Mic StandScreenshot of Amazon Prime video Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who is known for courting controversy with his views, is now set to become a standup comedian for Amazon Prime's One Mic Stand (OMS). He has released the …
  • Tharoor hails SC decision to refer Sabarimala issue to larger bench 14 Nov 2019 11:40 Image Source : PTI PHOTO Shashi Tharoor welcomes SC decision to refer Sabarimala issue to larger bench Welcoming the Supreme Court's decision to refer the "vexed" Sabarimala issue to a larger bench, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on …
  • Sabarimala: Cong, BJP welcome SC order, temple chief priest says hopeful of reversing 2018 verdict 14 Nov 2019 10:01 The Supreme Court verdict comes just days before the Sabarimala temple opens for the annual ‘mandalam-makaravilakku’ festival. (File) The decision of the five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday to refer the subject of women’s entry …
  • Shashi Tharoor welcomes Supreme Court's decision to refer Sabarimala issue to larger bench 14 Nov 2019 09:26 NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court's decision to refer the "vexed" Sabarimala issue to a larger bench and said issues involved have implications for the practice of all faiths. The Supreme …
  • 36 Women Register Online For Sabarimala Pilgrimage 14 Nov 2019 09:00 As many as 36 women have registered through the online booking facility of the temple. Thiruvananthapuram: With a fresh two-month-long Sabarimala season all set to open on Sunday, as many as 36 women have registered through the online booking facility of …
  • Political Parties In Kerela Welcome Top Court Decision In Sabarimala Case 14 Nov 2019 09:00 Sabarimala Case: More than 60 petitions were filed against the Supreme Court's 2018 verdict. Thiruvananthapuram: Political parties in Kerala on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court decision to refer its September 28, 2018 order allowing women of all …
  • Sabarimala case referred to larger SC bench: A few reactions from religious leaders to politicians 14 Nov 2019 08:07 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Supreme Court's decision on Sabarimala verdict has been welcomed by representatives of Ayyappa devotees and also political parties across the spectrum. Here are a few reactions on the Sabarimala case …
  • Kerala police ups vigil post Supreme Court order on Sabarimala 14 Nov 2019 06:30 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In the wake of the Supreme Court order on Sabarimala women's entry, the police have upped their vigil to deal with potential law and order situations. Police chief Loknath Behera said stringent action will be …
  • Sabarimala a matter of devotion: BJP leader VT Rema 14 Nov 2019 06:00 Thiruvananthapuram: BJP Mahila Morcha state president VT Rema on Thursday said that devotion is of supreme importance in a place of worship and the temple is not a public place. “How can people who are not devotees enter in a place of devotion and exercise …
  • Security tightened at Sabarimala ahead of verdict 14 Nov 2019 03:41 Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 13 (IANS) With the Supreme Court all set to pronounce final verdict on the entry of all women to the Kerala’s famed Sabarimala temple on Thursday, the state police has made elaborate security arrangements for the temple town to …
  • Thiruvananthapuram all set to celebrate Children’s Day 14 Nov 2019 01:03 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : Like every year, the roads will turn vibrant as young children wearing white kurtis, holding placards and banners will take part in a rally. The event is being organised by the state government and the Kerala …
  • 'Public first, city next' is the motto for Thiruvananthapuram mayor K Sreekumar 14 Nov 2019 01:03 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: "Every file which arrives at the corporation comprises a person’s requirement. I will ensure that all such needs of the public are fulfilled. For the past four years, former Mayor VK Prasanth and I have been a …
  • Water shortage woes continue to plague Thiruvananthapuram General Hospital 14 Nov 2019 01:03 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : Water crisis is nothing new to the district. But what if the unavailability of water creates hindrance in the functioning of a hospital? In the last week, water supply failure at the General Hospital affected …
  • Malabar Devaswom Amendment Bill passed in Kerala Assembly 13 Nov 2019 22:54 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The state legislative assembly passed the Madras Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (Amendment) Bill 2019, which is also known as the Malabar Devaswom Amendment Bill. The amendment provides two-year …
  • State Assembly passes Non-Resident Keralites' Welfare(Amendment) Bill 13 Nov 2019 22:54 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state legislative assembly on Wednesday passed the Non-Resident Keralites’ Welfare (Amendment) Bill 2019. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, while moving the amendment, said the Pravasi Dividend Scheme was …
  • Malayalam poet Gomathi Amma passes away at 87 13 Nov 2019 22:54 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Gomathi Amma, a descendent of Kovalam poets, passed away at Nemom on Wednesday. She was 87. She is known for her recital of Ayyippilla Asan’s Ramakatha Pattu and Ayyinappilla Asan’s Bharatham Pattu. A winner of …
  • Justice Cyriac Joseph calls for more teeth to Kerala Lok Ayukta 13 Nov 2019 22:54 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Kerala Lok Ayukta, constituted for investigating corruption and mal-administration, will be  celebrating ‘Lok Ayukta Day’ on November 15 to create awareness among public regarding the purpose of the body.   …
  • Kerala braces for Supreme Court order on Sabarimala 13 Nov 2019 22:33 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the Supreme Court set to pronounce its judgment in the review petition filed by the Tanthri (head priest) of Sabarimala and others seeking a review of the September 28, 2018 historic judgment allowing entry of women of menstruating …
  • Thiruvananthapuram, Malappuram report most number of child sexual abuse cases in Kerala 13 Nov 2019 20:38 Express News Service KOZHIKODE:  Thiruvananthapuram and Malappuram reported the most number of child sexual abuse cases in the state in the April-October period this year. As per the Childline data accessed by TNIE, 3,735 cases of child abuse were reported …
  • Sabarimala verdict review: All eyes on Pinarayi government 13 Nov 2019 18:30 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The verdict on the Sabarimala review petitions will be crucial for the LDF government as it is expected to have major political ramifications in the state. With the mandala-makaravilakku pilgrim season beginning …
  • The Western Ghats still home to a rainbow of butterflies 13 Nov 2019 12:01 The Western Ghats is still home to a kaleidoscope of butterflies. A survey that ended in the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS) on Monday could sight 191 species, 12 of which are endemic to the biodiversity-rich region. The first-time sighting of Silver …
  • Vistara starts flight from Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram 13 Nov 2019 11:55
  • Nicholas Pooran banned for four T20Is for ball tampering 13 Nov 2019 10:30 West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran has been banned from four T20Is after being found guilty of attempting to change the condition of the ball during West Indies' third ODI against Afghanistan on Monday. Pooran admitted the charge, which deals with a …
  • Will abide by the Supreme Court verdict: TDB President 13 Nov 2019 10:04 Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 13 (IANS) With the Supreme Court set to deliver its final verdict on a batch of petitions seeking re-examination of its decision to allow entry of women of all age group to the famed Sabarimala temple on Thursday, the Travancore …
  • He's Done It Again! Deepak Chahar Claims Two Hat-Tricks In Three Days 13 Nov 2019 09:57 After helping India beat Bangladesh in the third and final T20I match against Bangladesh on Sunday, Deepak Chahar claimed his second hat-trick in three days. On Tuesday, Chahar turned up for Rajasthan and claimed three Vidarbha wickets in their Syed …
  • SC to give Sabarimala review verdict Thursday, most crucial for Kerala's Left government 13 Nov 2019 07:37 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the Supreme Court posting the Sabarimala review petitions for Thursday, the Left government in Kerala is keenly awaiting a verdict that could have major political ramifications in the state. With the Mandala …
  • Kerala's Nattuvaidya March to end at Parassala in Thiruvananthapuram 13 Nov 2019 01:38 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state-level Nattuvaidya March which began from Kasaragod to educate people on the need to preserve indigenous knowledge and medicine will conclude on Thursday at Parassala. The march was undertaken as a …
  • Thiruvananthapuram grapples with recurring pipe bursts 12 Nov 2019 23:19 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The latest water pipe burst at Ambalamukku Junction on Tuesday has put the focus back on old pipes in the city. While the Kerala Water Authority (KWA) continues to grapple with regular pipe bursts, city residents …
  • Vague security protocol at Thiruvananthapuram's Technopark raises concern among employees 12 Nov 2019 23:19 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Jithu SV, a financial associate at Technopark is pregnant. Her parents, who stay nearby, bring her food everyday to ensure she eats healthy. Despite producing an ID card attested by the HR, they were recently …
  • Back with some rock and roll in Thiruvananthapuram 12 Nov 2019 20:46 By Express News Service This Saturday, the state capital is gearing up for a stellar concert which might open a new chapter in its Western rock music scene. Old-time musicians and pioneers are taking the stage to celebrate the music of the 70s and 80s …
  • K Sreekumar elected as mayor of Thiruvananthapuram Corporation 12 Nov 2019 11:15 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: LDF candidate K Sreekumar has been elected as mayor of the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation.  Sreekumar, who was serving as health standing committee chairman, won 42 votes while his nearest contender BJP's MR …
  • Vincent S’ painting exhibition in Thiruvananthapuram attempts to show how man is his own enemy 12 Nov 2019 09:13 There’s an explosion of shades of orange and yellow. ‘Man’ is engulfed by hungry tongues of flames that, ironically, he himself set off. The bright acrylic work, from the Fire series, is part of the collection of paintings and drawings by Vincent S on …
  • Priest gheraoed for allowing burial of different parishioner in Thiruvananthapuram 10 Nov 2019 22:45 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Tempers flew high at St Joseph’s Metropolitan Cathedral Church in Palayam on Sunday morning after a group of parishioners gheraoed the priest for allegedly facilitating the burial of the mortal remains of a …
  • Unauthorised private players continue collecting waste in Thiruvananthapuram 10 Nov 2019 21:23 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Private players in waste collection rule the roost as the waste menace in the city continues to loom large over the Thiruvananthapuram city corporation. Private parties, without corporation approval, can be seen …
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya student in Thiruvananthapuram wins bronze in national chess championship 10 Nov 2019 21:23 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Vishnu Menon, an eighth standard student of Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) in Pattom won bronze medal in under-14 chess competition held as part of the 65th national school games held at Silvassa. He is the only member …
  • K Sreekumar to be LDF’s mayor candidate for Thiruvananthapuram corporation polls 10 Nov 2019 21:23 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: CPM leader K Sreekumar will be the Left front’s candidate for the Thiruvananthapuram corporation mayor election to be held on Tuesday. The CPM district secretariat will convey the decision to the party state …
  • Onion Prices Shoot Up In Thiruvananthapuram To Rs 100 A Kg 10 Nov 2019 11:01 The prices of onions increased drastically in Thiruvananthapuram (Representational) Thiruvananthapuram: The prices of vegetables, primarily onions, increased drastically in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. Consumers have been badly affected by the rising …
  • Differently-abled engineering student found dead in campus in Thiruvananthapuram 10 Nov 2019 08:11 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a suspected case of suicide, a differently-abled college student was found hanging at his campus bathroom in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday.  The deceased, Ratheesh Kumar (19) was a civil engineering student …
  • Four killed in road accident in Thiruvananthapuram 09 Nov 2019 16:12 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Four people were killed in a road accident at Attingal in the state capital on Saturday. The car in which the four men were travelling collided with a lorry near Kochuvila petrol pump in Alamcode around 2. 30 pm, …
  • Employees of UST Global in Thiruvananthapuram raise funds for a cause through their food festival, ‘Yummy Aid’ 07 Nov 2019 13:05 Piston Pazhampori, Kargil Kappa, Bofors Beef Vindalu, Raazi Rice, IOC Lassi, Sarfarosh Murgi... That’s what West Battalion 08 took to the ‘battle field’ at Yummy Aid. They were among 27 teams in the fray at UST Global’s in-house annual culinary-cum-fund- …