• 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 …
  • Idukki dam shutter opened after 26 years in Kerala following heavy rain 09 Aug 2018 08:46 Written by Vishnu Varma | Kochi | Updated: August 9, 2018 1:37:14 pm The dam, commissioned in 1975, has been opened only twice, both during the northeast monsoon in the months of October-November. (Express Photo) In a historic move, the Kerala State …
  • 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 …

  • Sathar 1952-2019: A charming era ends 17 Sep 2019 21:10 Sathar is no more. In the wee hours of Tuesday, the 67-year-old actor passed away at a private hospital in Aluva following liver-related ailments for which he had been undergoing treatment. An eventful life has ended. One of the most charming actors …
  • Exciting projects lined up for Prithviraj 17 Sep 2019 07:26 By Express News Service KOCHI: Prithviraj has shared some updates on his upcoming projects in recent interviews. The actor, who is currently shooting for his second home production Driving Licence, helmed by Lal Jr., has said that he is set to star in …
  • Malayalam actor Sathar passes away at 67 17 Sep 2019 07:15 Mumbai: Renowned Malayalam actor and producer Sathar has passed away at a hospital in Aluva on Tuesday morning. The actor was reportedly been suffering from liver-related issues for some time. He was 67 years old and his mortal remains will be laid to rest …
  • LIC Assistant Recruitment 2019 process for 8500 posts begins @licindia.in 17 Sep 2019 04:50 Sl No. Zone Division State Phase-I: Preliminary Examination / Phase-II : Main Examination : 1 CENTRAL ZONE Bhopal Madhya Pradesh BHOPAL 2 CENTRAL ZONE Bilaspur Chhattisgarh BILASPUR (CHHATTISGARH) 3 CENTRAL ZONE GWALIOR Madhya Pradesh GWALIOR 4 CENTRAL …
  • Malayalam actor Sathar dies at 67 17 Sep 2019 04:15 By Express News Service KOCHI: Malayalam film actor Sathar who made a return to the industry after a brief hiatus in 2012 to perform small but important roles in several films since then died here on Tuesday.  He was 67. Sathar was undergoing treatment for …
  • Malayalam actor Sathar passes away 17 Sep 2019 03:41 Sathar was 67. Malayalam actor Sathar, best known for his villainous roles, passed away on Tuesday morning. He was undergoing treatment since the past three months at Palliative Care Hospital in Aluva. Sathar was 67. Although Sathar made his silver screen …
  • 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 …
  • Now, implosion in NCP affects LDF juggernaut ahead of ‘referendum’ 16 Sep 2019 02:35 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: After the infighting in Kerala Congress (M) affected the UDF, the crisis appears to have spread over to the LDF with the prolonged internal squabbles in the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) after the death of its former …
  • 6.5 kg of sandalwood seized from Forest staff quarters 15 Sep 2019 08:42 By Express News Service IDUKKI: The Vigilance unit of Kottayam seized 6.5 kg of sandalwood from the Forest staff quarters at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary check post on Saturday. The Vigilance officials found sandalwood logs concealed in sacks while …
  • Parties pulling out all stops for byelection in Kerala’s Pala 14 Sep 2019 11:09 Pala, Sep 14 (IANS) Whoever wins the upcoming Pala by-election will go into the record books as this would be the first time since 1965 that there will be a new winner and hence all the three political fronts are leaving nothing to chance. The by-election …
  • ‘I want to break free’ 14 Sep 2019 02:20 Express News Service KOCHI: A few years ago, magazine photographer Hari Krishnan G went to the Pain and Palliative Care Centre in Thrissur to take photos of the founder Sheeba Ameer. Soon, he got talking to her and realised that Sheeba herself had gone …
  • 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 …
  • Charge laid in crash north of London that killed student 13 Sep 2019 18:19 OPP have charged a 26-year-old London man in connection with a crash last month that killed a Fanshawe College student. Keerthana Susheel Tholoor, 24, died after she was ejected from the Mustang she was a passenger in when it rolled into a ditch. The …
  • Kerala-Bengaluru Onam special trains to run from today 13 Sep 2019 07:26 To clear the rush in the Thiruvananthapuram Central-Bengaluru sector, Railways will operate special trains between Thiruvananthapuram and Krishnarajapuram from September 13 to 15. Thiruvananthapuram Central-Krishnarajapuram Special (06031) will leave …
  • 'Love Action Drama', 'Ittymaani' and more: Onam at the marquee! 12 Sep 2019 13:37 Ever since the moving picture mesmerised the Malayali, cinema has been an integral part of celebrations in Kerala. “In the 50s, 60s and even the 70s, there would be around three or four releases in Malayalam during the festivals of Vishu, Onam and …
  • ‘Brother’s Day’ is a family thriller, says Kalabhavan Shajohn 12 Sep 2019 11:21 Life has come a long way for Kalabhavan Shajohn since the time he made his acting début as a body double in a bear costume in My Dear Karadi. The mimicry artiste, who was seen mostly in brief comic roles, surprised viewers as a stubborn police constable in …
  • Joseph faction climbs down 11 Sep 2019 06:59 A swift intervention by the Congress has once again helped bring in a thaw in the Kerala Congress (M), which is battling chronic factionalism ahead of the Pala byelection on September 23. Following a discussion with a five-member Congress committee led by …
  • Foreigners get a taste of Onam at its traditional best in idyllic Kerala villages  10 Sep 2019 15:57 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The lip-smacking Onam Sadhya, the spectacular multi-course vegetarian meal served on plantain leaves featuring at least 15-20 dishes on the occasion of Onam, has the potential to bring the people together. Thousands …
  • The north-south filmy divide 10 Sep 2019 09:37 South India has always been known to obsess about films and film-stars, building temples to some, and electing others as legislators. The depth of that obsession has now been captured in official numbers, which show that south Indians consume movies far …
  • Greens field their representative in Pala 10 Sep 2019 08:34 The political landscape of Pala may have been crystallised through the anguish and anger among the farmers over the past several decades. But this time, it is the greens who are rebelling in the rubber heartland, which straddles the verdant foothills of …
  • Castingkall connects people inclined towards art 09 Sep 2019 20:44 Express News Service KOCHI: Artists, wannabe stars, directors or filmmakers who foray into the big wide world of ‘Art’ find it difficult to get a foothold or make the right connection which would set them on the path to a successful career. Unlike those …
  • 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 …
  • Govt cancels title deeds of Joice George and family 09 Sep 2019 01:49 Express News Service KOTTAYAM:  Finally, the state government has decided to take back the land in the illegal possession of former Idukki MP Joice George and his family members in Kottakkambur village in Idukki. Ending more than five-year-long legal …
  • EducationWorld India ranking: Govt schools from Kerala shine 08 Sep 2019 02:02 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a laudable achievement, schools in the state, most of them in the government sector, clinched top spots in the EducationWorld India School Rankings 2019-20, which were released on Saturday.   Government …
  • 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 …
  • No respite to KC(M) infighting; Joseph faction to stay off from joint campaigning 08 Sep 2019 02:00 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: Even after the election work for Pala by-election gathered momentum, it appears that the warring Kerala Congress (M) factions refuse to put their guns down. In response to the ‘Pratichchaya’ article depicting PJ Joseph in …
  • It’s ‘pineapple’, not ‘two leaves’ for Pala candidate 07 Sep 2019 14:21 Kottayam (Kerala), Sep 7 (IANS) The infighting in the Kerala Congress-Mani, a part of the Congress-led UDF, was complete when on Saturday its candidate decided to contest as an Independent with the symbol ‘pineapple’ and not the party’s traditional ‘two …
  • BJP national brass to campaign for Pala bypoll 07 Sep 2019 04:34 Express News Service ‘The party will definitely bring in several of its senior national leaders, including many Union Ministers to canvass votes for its candidate N Hari as the saffron alliance is pretty serious about the byelection’ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: …
  • Go, grab a bite: These Chennai restaurants are offering Onam dishes 07 Sep 2019 04:07 By Express News Service CHENNAI : Intricately decorated elephants outside temples, long snake boats lined up at the shore, Puli Kali dancers performing on the streets during all the days, porches of houses decked with floral decorations, men and women in …
  • 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
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  • Batch of 70 poor kids from Kargil to Kottayam cracks JEE 04 May 2017 10:37
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  • 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 Sep 2019 22:49 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 …
  • LIC Assistant Recruitment 2019 process for 8500 posts begins @licindia.in 17 Sep 2019 04:50 Sl No. Zone Division State Phase-I: Preliminary Examination / Phase-II : Main Examination : 1 CENTRAL ZONE Bhopal Madhya Pradesh BHOPAL 2 CENTRAL ZONE Bilaspur Chhattisgarh BILASPUR (CHHATTISGARH) 3 CENTRAL ZONE GWALIOR Madhya Pradesh GWALIOR 4 CENTRAL …
  • 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 …
  • Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd. creates a Floating Pookalam with recyclable Nerolac paint cans on the occasion of Onam 16 Sep 2019 11:07 Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd. (KNPL), one of the leading paint companies in India and pioneers of 'Healthy Home Paints' has created a 600 sq. ft. floating Pookalam with recyclable Nerolac paint cans and floral d cor to celebrate the festival of Onam. …
  • Ernakulam North Police nab youth who stole 30 mobile phones 16 Sep 2019 02:42 By Express News Service KOCHI: The Ernakulam North Police arrested a 22-year-old who was involved in the theft of 30 mobile phones in the city. Rankul, a native of Aravukadu in Alappuzha, was nabbed based on a complaint lodged by Stephen, an employee of a …
  • How a Kerala schoolteacher has been using music to draw student to Malayalam poetry 15 Sep 2019 02:30 Song sung true: Mankulam G Keshavan Namboodiri When Mankulam G Keshavan Namboodiri was growing up in 1970s Kerala near the coastal town of Kayamkulam, he, like many boys at school, had dreams that varied every day. On some days, he wanted to be a policeman …
  • 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 …
  • Vellappally favours LDF candidate for Pala bypoll 14 Sep 2019 02:07 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA:  SNDP Yogam general secretary Vellappally Natesan on Friday favoured LDF candidate in the Pala bypoll saying that he sees NCP’s Mani C Kappan of having higher winning prospects than UDF candidate Jose Tom Pulikunnel. “ …
  • Delhi Confidential: Old vs New 12 Sep 2019 20:41 Sonia Gandhi The tussle in the Congress between Team Rahul Gandhi and members of the old guard played out once again on Thursday. A proposal mooted by the Congress’s training department headed by Sachin Rao, a Rahul confidante, to appoint a group of …
  • Liquor sales in Kerala clock Rs 487 cr in just 8 days leading up to Onam 12 Sep 2019 16:58 The thumping liquor sales will be a relief for the state economy, currently grappling with consequences of a nationwide economic slowdown as well as back-to-back natural calamities. (Source: File Photo) Kerala’s excise sales figures in the days leading up …
  • Fish wealth in Vembanad lake increased after flood: Studies 11 Sep 2019 02:59 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Studies carried out by the International Research and Training Centre for Below Sea Level Farming (IRTCBSF) after the worst deluge of 2018 found that the fish wealth in the Vembanad lake has increased. Collection of black …
  • Haryana chemists association urges DCGI to de─notify Rule 65(11) to avoid traders from cutting strips of medicines 10 Sep 2019 04:07 At a time when patient groups and health activists are demanding legal provisions for getting loose tablets and capsules from medical shops instead of the entire strip, the Haryana Chemists and Druggists Association (HCDA) has urged the Drugs Controller …
  • Castingkall connects people inclined towards art 09 Sep 2019 20:44 Express News Service KOCHI: Artists, wannabe stars, directors or filmmakers who foray into the big wide world of ‘Art’ find it difficult to get a foothold or make the right connection which would set them on the path to a successful career. Unlike those …
  • Fight for right: The curious case of Kerala's fiery union activists 09 Sep 2019 01:49 By Express News Service Militant trade union activities, which had forced many industrial units to close down in Kerala in the past, have reared their ugly head once again when Muthoot Finance’s branches were not allowed to open in recent days. The company …
  • Zomato headed for profitability; sees 10x growth in 5 yrs creating thousands of jobs: CEO 08 Sep 2019 08:06 New Delhi, Sep 8 () India's largest restaurant search and food delivery platform Zomato is on the verge of cracking its maiden profits on the back of rapid expansion into newer cities that has brought more business to both established outlets and ' …
  • Amended rules: MVD to act tough after Onam 08 Sep 2019 02:03 By Express News Service KOCHI: Though the Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) has started imposing hefty fines under the newly amended Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019 for the road violation from September 1, the new act will be strictly enforced only after …
  • EducationWorld India ranking: Govt schools from Kerala shine 08 Sep 2019 02:02 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a laudable achievement, schools in the state, most of them in the government sector, clinched top spots in the EducationWorld India School Rankings 2019-20, which were released on Saturday.   Government …
  • 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 …
  • Governor Arif Mohammed Khan pays visit to LK Advani 08 Sep 2019 02:00 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Governor Arif Mohammed Khan visited senior BJP leader LK Advani in a private resort at Mararikulam near here on Saturday. He was received at the resort by Advani along with his daughter Prathibha. On his way back to …
  • LDF gains upper hand in University Syndicate; UDF reduced to one seat 06 Sep 2019 04:59 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  LDF has gained a firm upperhand in the Kerala University Syndicate by winning eight of the nine seats to which elections were held on Thursday. Earlier, four LDF nominees, including a student representative, …
  • Paul Muthoot murder: Kerala HC cancels life term of 8 accused 05 Sep 2019 10:23 Kochi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Thursday cancelled the life term awarded to eight accused in the Paul Muthoot murder case, while the father of the victim said he would appeal against the decision in the Supreme Court. On August 21, 2009, Paul …
  • ‘Patriotism is a personal emotion, doesn’t need to be told’: Bharatbala 05 Sep 2019 05:13 Express News Service Imagine India on a boat… begins AR Rahman in Thaalam, the inaugural short film of Bharatbala’s Virtual Bharat Project. “The boat is only as strong as the people in it.” The theme of national integrity has been a defining strain of …
  • Pranav’s dream to meet Sachin comes true 02 Sep 2019 03:15 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Saturday, August 31, was a day 21-year-old Pranav would never forget. For, he got to meet cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, who he admires, but also hand over Sachin’s portrait that he drew to the man himself at Lake Palace …
  • Nadubhagam repeats history after 67 years 01 Sep 2019 03:49 It was on Nadubhagam Chundan (snakeboat) that the country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru hopped on after the snakeboat came first in an exhibition race during his visit to Alappuzha in 1952. On his return to New Delhi, Nehru donated a silver …
  • Sachin Tendulkar wave sweeps over boat race enthusiasts 01 Sep 2019 01:13 Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday electrified the boat race buffs at the venue of the Nehru Trophy Boat Race held on the Punnamada Lake here. The buffs had eagerly awaited his arrival last year, but the deluge …
  • To boost tourism and snake boat clubs, a league kicks off in Kerala 31 Aug 2019 23:27 In its inaugural edition this year, the event was attended by Sachin Tendulkar, who was the chief guest, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran and Finance Minister T M Thomas Isaac. (Source: Twitter/Kerala CMO) The …
  • Champions Boat League begins in Kerala 31 Aug 2019 16:45 Alappuzha (Kerala), Aug 31 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday flagged off the first edition of the Champions Boat League (CBL) when the famed Nehru Trophy Boat Race was held here at the Punamada lake. Present on the occasion was …
  • Kerala’s IPL-model snake boat race league begins, Nadubhagam club wins inaugural race 31 Aug 2019 13:28 Kerala’s cultural flagship of snake boat races made an emphatic beginning in the waters of the Punnamada Lake. (Express Photo by Vishnu Varma) The Champions Boat League (CBL), a brainchild of Kerala’s tourism department designed on the model of the Indian …
  • Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2019: How and where to watch this historical event 31 Aug 2019 10:15 File photo of the raceKerela Tourism 31st August 2019 would witness the 67th edition of the annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race. This event is a tribute to the wonderful tradition of snake boat races in Kerala and is usually held on every second Saturday in the …
  • 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 …
  • Kerala TV anchor death: ‘Botched probe’ prompts new probe  28 Aug 2019 22:36 Express News Service KOCHI: Nine months after the mysterious death of television anchor and beauty pageant contestant Marin Babu, 29, the Alappuzha District Police took a U-turn and re-opened the investigation, citing that supervisory lapses happened from …
  • Kerala's Vincent Varkey wins Indian hearts with patriotic act in US on August 15 28 Aug 2019 22:26 Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Nearly 200 protesters assembled in front of the Indian Consulate General Office in San Francisco on the Independence Day. And when they were about to set the Tricolour on fire, Vincent Varkey jumped onto the scene and …
  • 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 …
  • Meet Kumbarees’ Ronna Joe 26 Aug 2019 04:40 By Express News Service The new Friday release 'Kumbarees' saw the debut of another young face, Ronna Joe. The Palakkad-native, who plays Queen-fame Eldo Mathew’s romantic interest, was pursuing her MBA in the US when she got the opportunity to be …
  • App-based water taxis soon in Kerala 25 Aug 2019 21:10 Kochi: Soon you could hire speed boats to sail through the serene backwaters of the state just by downloading a booking app powered by multinational taxi aggregator Uber. The State Water Transport Department (SWTD) is set to roll out two water taxis in …
  • India: Islamic Relief responds as floods strike Kerala again 25 Aug 2019 09:51 Islamic Relief is once more helping communities in Kerala, India, who face disastrous flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rain. Last year’s rainy season also caused widespread flooding. Widespread floods this summer have killed scores of people and …
  • Missing Kerala youth’s body found buried on beach 24 Aug 2019 23:31 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: The body of Manu, 28, who was missing since August 19, was found from a sand bed on Galilee beach in Punnapra on Saturday. Five persons have been taken into custody in connection with the murder.  Alappuzha DSP PV Baby …
  • 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 …
  • Champions Boat League to kickstart with Nehru Trophy race on August 31 20 Aug 2019 02:49 By Express News Service KOCHI:  The postponed  Nehru Trophy Boat Race, the first race of the maiden Champions Boat League (CBL), will be held in Alappuzha on August 31. Due to flood during the last fortnight, the boat race scheduled on August 10 was …
  • Amboori residents recall tragic landslide of 2001 19 Aug 2019 02:30 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: “It was raining heavily on the day of the incident. By 7 pm, it gained momentum. It was the eve of my son's engagement and my friends and relatives from Kanjirappally, Alappuzha, Pala and Edathua had come for …
  • Illegal money collection at relief camp: Case to be withdrawn against CPM leader 18 Aug 2019 02:47 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Revenue Secretary V Venu has directed the Alappuzha District Collector to withdraw the criminal case, the department had filed against Omanakuttan, a local leader of CPM in Cherthala following complaints that he …
  • I want to make men less violent through my stories: National Award-winning screenwriter Syam Pushkaran 18 Aug 2019 00:47 National Award-winning screenwriter Syam Pushkaran started his journey in 2011 with a movie called Salt N’ Pepper (directed by Aashiq Abu) . Both your films Kumbalangi Nights (2019) and Maheshinte Prathikaaram (2016) explore what it is to be a Malayali man …
  • Giving films her best shot 17 Aug 2019 19:34 Like many others, Andrea Ann too had dreamt of cinema as a teenager. She was fascinated by the colourful clothes heroines wore, and the way they lived as another character on screen. However, she didn’t try to realise that dream! With a chuckle she says …
  • 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 …

  • 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 …
  • Kudumbashree to join hands with Unicef, KILA for feedback from flood-affected people 05 Aug 2019 07:02 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kudumbashree will join hands with Unicef, Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA), local self-governments and government departments to set an innovative model for ensuring transparency and people’s …
  • ‘Most eligible bachelor’ tried to blame woman 03 Aug 2019 23:19 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Dr. Sriram Venkitaraman, 32, was the idol of the youth in the state for a long time. He held a reputation of being an honest and upright officer since his days as sub-collector of Devikulam in Munnar, where he evicted the encroachers. …
  • Solar scam accused Saritha Nair challenges EC’s decision to reject her nomination papers 01 Aug 2019 15:56 Solar panel scam accused Saritha Nair. PTI Photo. Solar scam accused Saritha Nair moved the Kerala High Court challenging the Election Commission’s decision in April to reject her nomination to contest from Wayanad and Ernakulam Lok Sabha constituencies. …
  • RBI yet to reply on loan recovery 01 Aug 2019 07:14 The State government is yet to receive a reply from Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on its request that the moratorium on farmers’ loans be extended till December 31, Agriculture Minister V.S. Sunil Kumar has said. The moratorium, declared in the aftermath of …
  • Moratorium on farm loan ends; Kerala to approach banks again 01 Aug 2019 01:18 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will hold talks with state-level banks to extend the date as a moratorium imposed on banks against recovery of farm credit ended on July 31. The topic is likely to be discussed in …
  • Researchers discovers yet another subterranean snake-head species from Kerala 28 Jul 2019 22:26 By Express News Service KOCHI: Researchers have discovered yet another subterranean snake-head species from Kerala. The researchers at the Peninsular and Marine Fish Genetic Resources Centre of National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR), Kochi have …
  • Ex-servicemen to be roped in for managing waste 28 Jul 2019 01:37 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State Suchitwa Mission would organise a series of meetings of ex-servicemen organisations, which are interested in waste management, in association with Sainik Welfare Officers of various districts.  The …
  • Two drown, one missing as rain gathers strength in northern parts of Kerala 22 Jul 2019 16:56 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Rain continues to unleash its fury in the state, especially northern, central and parts of southern Kerala, while the coastal stretch in the state has been reeling under sea erosion. Two drowning cases were …
  • Rains lash Kerala: 4 dead, 3 missing; red alert sounded in many districts 22 Jul 2019 05:46 Image Source : PTI Rains lash Kerala: 4 dead, 3 missing; red alert sounded in many districts (Representational Image) Four persons have died and three, including two fishermen from Tamil Nadu, are missing as rains continued to lash Kerala, with red alert …
  • Fear psychosis grips those living on Pampa, Manimala banks 21 Jul 2019 01:28 Express News Service TIRUVALLA: A fear psychosis has gripped those living along the banks of Pampa and Manimala - which bore the brunt of the century’s worst deluge in mid-August - as the monsoon’s onset this year stoked concerns of a fresh wave of …
  • 3 dead, several missing; IMD issues red alert in Kerala following heavy rains 20 Jul 2019 15:43 Kannur floodTwitter The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert in Kerala due to the heavy downpour that has created a flood-like situation in the several districts. The red alert has been issued for Kasargod district and orange alert …
  • 7 Fishermen Missing In Kerala As Heavy Rains Lash State 20 Jul 2019 06:30 The missing fishermen had put out to sea from Vizhinjam and Shaktikulnagara in Kollam. (Representational) Thiruvananthapuram: Seven fishermen are missing and relief camps have been opened in two districts as heavy rains lashed several parts of Kerala for …
  • Relentless rain in Kerala claims two lives, inflicts heavy damage 19 Jul 2019 20:23 Heavy rain that lashed the State on Friday claimed two lives, and, combined with coastal erosion, caused widespread damage to property forcing the administrations of several districts to relocate scores of families to relief camps. A 55-year-old man died …
  • Heavy rains lash Kerala as southwest monsoon gains strength 19 Jul 2019 15:08 Kerala’s Kannur waterlogged after heavy rains. (Express Photo) Heavy rains lashed several parts of Kerala for the second day Friday as the southwest monsoon intensified in the state after a period of lull. According to the India Meteorological Department …
  • ADB to sanction $250 mn loan for Kerala's post-flood reconstruction 19 Jul 2019 12:32 AFP/Getty Images The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has reportedly promised to provide a loan of $250 million to help Kerala get back into shape after the 2018 floods. It comes a month after the World Bank sanctioned a $250 million loan for the state. …
  • Bee the change 19 Jul 2019 02:10 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Morgan Freeman made international headlines after he converted his 124-acre ranch in the US into a bee sanctuary. Closer to home, we have a similar inspiring tale of a millennial apiculturist from Chittar in …
  • 20-year high! Present Lok Sabha most productive in two decades 18 Jul 2019 18:07 Image Source : PTI 20-year high! Present Lok Sabha most productive in two decades The ongoing session of the 17th Lok Sabha has been the most productive in the last 20 years, with the Lower House registering 128 per cent productivity till Tuesday, …
  • Kerala On Red Alert For Next 5 Days, 'Extremely Heavy' Rainfall Expected 18 Jul 2019 17:54 The southwest monsoon hit the coast of Kerala on June 8. (File photo) New Delhi: Kerala has been on red alert from today onwards, extended till Monday amid the possibility of extremely heavy rainfall, the Indian Meteorological Department said. The …
  • Parts of Kerala to get extremely heavy rainfall, red alert issued in five districts 18 Jul 2019 08:44 Sea condition is predicted to be ‘rough to very rough.’ (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran) As of data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala has recorded a 48% deficiency in this year’s southwest monsoon till …
  • One lakh title deeds to be distributed by June 2020 18 Jul 2019 02:31 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Revenue Department has set an ambitious target to distribute pattayams (title deed) to one lakh families by next June. The target is closer to the total number of title deeds distributed by the LDF Government …
  • Life savings put in flats ordered razed, these Kochi residents have nowhere to go 15 Jul 2019 12:26 4 apartment complexes are to be razed for CRZ violation. For two decades, engineer Joyson E Pallen toiled in the shipping sector, setting aside money for a home in Kochi. Twelve years ago, he bought an apartment in an all-new complex in Maradu, part of the …
  • Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana KVPY Aptitude Test 2019 Imphal included 15 Jul 2019 00:18 Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Aptitude Test 2019 : Imphal included Last Date : 20th August 2019 Application for KVPY-2019 must be done online only. There are three steps to complete your application successfully. Step 1. Registration Step 2. …
  • Delights of rice bowl 13 Jul 2019 02:44 Express News Service KOCHI:  It was the sudden and tragic death of a dear friend that brought Chef Soju Philip to Kuttanad in 2002. Growing up in  Pathanamthitta, he had until then, only heard the tales and legends of the region known as the rice bowl of …
  • Grace marks in Kerala syllabus: HC asks govt to adopt uniform norms 11 Jul 2019 03:34 KOCHI: The Kerala High Court has asked the state government to do away with the practice of awarding grace marks for students of state syllabus for participating in extra-curricular activities as well as stop awarding moderation marks. Justice PV Asha …
  • Weak monsoon may compel power curbs 10 Jul 2019 05:12 With the southwest monsoon playing truant over the 40 days since its onset, Kerala is grappling with a serious power shortage as the water level in hydel reservoirs dips to alarming levels. Hinting at the possibility of regulations in power supply, …
  • Rain continues to play hide-and-seek 09 Jul 2019 04:05 The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) will begin its assessment of the southwest monsoon scenario in the State on July 15 against the backdrop of a weak monsoon that is yet to revive from an extended lull. The mid-season assessment, based …
  • ‘New age media’s course correction crucial for democracy’s survival’ 09 Jul 2019 03:53 By Express News Service TIRUVALLA: Revenue Minister E Chandrasekharan on Monday said new age media’s course correction has become absolutely necessary to protect democracy. “Common people rely on the media for getting information on major issues of public …
  • Rebuild Kerala Initiative finally gets down to work 08 Jul 2019 00:34 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Rebuild Kerala Initiative (RKI), the agency set up in the aftermath of mid-August’s flood to oversee the future development of the state, would be taking its action on the ground with the reconstruction of 307 roads …
  • Backlog of cyber cases still a worry for Kerala police 30 Jun 2019 23:32 Express News Service KOCHI: The recent introduction of two cyber police stations in Kochi and Kozhikode has seemingly failed to curb crimes perpetrated by offenders and also bring down the backlog of pending cyber cases. According to data with cyber police …
  • 10,000 flood-affected people benefit from UNDP shelter hubs 30 Jun 2019 02:37 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Around 10,000 flood-affected people have benefited from shelter hubs set up with UNDP support in Kerala in the past eight months. These hubs were established in Wayanad, Pathanamthitta and Idukki districts in …
  • Beyond call of duty: KSRTC staffers’ ‘heart’ening gesture saves passenger 29 Jun 2019 02:21 Express News Service KOCHI: The 48 hours which M Manesh - conductor at the KSRTC Ernakalum Depot- had to endure after he and his colleague K Arunraj rushed a gravely ill cardiac patient to hospital two days ago were the most gruelling yet of his life.  The …
  • Kerala local body bypoll results: LDF wins 22 of 44 seats, BJP just five seats 28 Jun 2019 11:49 The Left has predominantly had a better record than the Congress in local body elections in the state. In the bye-elections conducted recently to 44 local body seats in Kerala, the ruling CPM and its allies have won half of them, signalling a comeback …
  • Sabarimala row reason for Kerala LS polls poor show: CPI-M 26 Jun 2019 11:10 Thiruvananthapuram, June 26 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)mouthpiece ‘Deshabhimani’ on Wednesday said that the Sabarimala issue was one of the major reasons for the Left’s poor show in the Lok Sabha polls in Kerala. The CPI-M, at its …
  • A Malayali filmmaker tells stories of Dalits being forced to bury their dead under their homes 26 Jun 2019 05:55 The documentary, asserts Sanu, should serve as an alarm clock for governments in Kerala to carry out renaissance movements through a second round of land reforms Many, many years ago, when 34-year-old Sanu Kummil was working as a correspondent for a local …
  • Elections in 44 civic wards on Thursday 26 Jun 2019 03:11 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Elections in 44 wards of local self-government across the state except Kasaragod district will be held on June 27. There are 130 candidates in the fray for the election in 33 gram panchayats, 6 block panchayats …
  • Mirroring the making of 'Aranmula kannadi' 22 Jun 2019 17:28 As a little boy, Rajeev Manikandan vividly recalls watching the Aranmula kannadi (mirror) emerge bright and shining from his grandfather’s forge every day. Now 38, Manikandan is one of the few people who know the alchemy behind the hand-made alloy mirror, …
  • Sold on soap 19 Jun 2019 09:49 Cleopatra is said to have bathed in donkey’s milk to maintain her skin. Although donkey’s milk has still not gained popularity in Kerala in the cosmetic industry, there are many who are swearing by goat’s milk and using bathing bars manufactured with goat’ …
  • Provisional registration of clinical establishments in progress 16 Jun 2019 00:30 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Compared to other states, Kerala has a better public health infrastructure. But when it comes to assuring standards for quality healthcare, the state is yet to evolve into an exemplar. The state’s Achilles’ heel in …
  • 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 …

  • LIC Assistant Recruitment 2019 process for 8500 posts begins @licindia.in 17 Sep 2019 04:50 Sl No. Zone Division State Phase-I: Preliminary Examination / Phase-II : Main Examination : 1 CENTRAL ZONE Bhopal Madhya Pradesh BHOPAL 2 CENTRAL ZONE Bilaspur Chhattisgarh BILASPUR (CHHATTISGARH) 3 CENTRAL ZONE GWALIOR Madhya Pradesh GWALIOR 4 CENTRAL …
  • 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 …
  • 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 Kerala's Kollam defies firework ban, 21 held 26 Mar 2017 00:48 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As the first anniversary of the Puttingal temple fireworks tragedy is approaching, authorities of another temple in the district violated the District Collector’s directive not to conduct fireworks. The authorities of the Poruvazhy …
  • 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 …
  • Soldier from Kollam found dead, family seeks probe 03 Mar 2017 04:19 A 33-year-old Lance Naik, Roy Mathew, attached to the Nasik Regiment of the Indian Army, hailing from Karuvelil in Kollam district, was found dead in an isolated area off Nashik. His wife and family members were informed of the incident on Thursday morning …
  • Kerala moral police: Why Valentine's Day turned tragic for Aneesh in Kollam 25 Feb 2017 11:52 1 Aneesh committed suicide after he was assaulted and humiliated. 2 Aneesh and his woman friend were assaulted by moral police. 3 The incident took place at a Kollam beach. Every year on Valentine's Day, a guy and a girl going together become usual …
  • Aneesh had not filed additional complaints: Kollam Police 25 Feb 2017 02:31 KOLLAM: Kollam Police clarified Aneesh had not raised any further complaint of harassment on social media after having met City Police Commissioner S Satheesh Bino on February 17. According to the police, the five persons involved in the incident were …
  • Chengannur college tops Yajna contestfor 43 and 3 kollam 30 Jan 2017 19:15 Thiruvananthapuram: Awards for the Yajna contest organised by the Aeronautical Society of India, Thiruvananthapuram wing, in memory of the former President APJ Abdul Kalam were presented on Saturday. Yajna is envisaged as an annual contest that aims at …

  • Celebrating 15 years of Banner Film Society 17 Sep 2019 21:10 Banner Film Society, the film lovers' community in Thiruvananthapuram, will celebrate its 15th anniversary on September 19. A gathering of movie buffs will take place at Lenin Balavadi, behind Tagore Theatre, in Vazhuthacaud on the day. Filmmaker Adoor …
  • Kerala Asks Centre For Help To Avoid Demolition Of 350 Kochi Flats 17 Sep 2019 18:39 Around 350 families have refused to vacate their flats despite the deadline to do so ending. Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, after an all-party meeting on Tuesday, has said that all possible efforts will be made to find legal …
  • South Africa-A looks to bounce back 17 Sep 2019 15:13 South Africa-A will look to put on an improved show against India-A in the second and final unofficial Test here, after the poor seven-wicket loss suffered in the first outing. Though the visiting team is packed with quality players — Aiden Markram, Zubayr …
  • Shubman Gill shines for India A on Day 1 of 2nd unofficial Test vs South Africa A 17 Sep 2019 14:51 Shubman Gill shone again with a fine 92 as India A reached 233 for three by the end of first day's play in the second unofficial Test against South Africa A here on Tuesday. Opener Gill struck 12 fours and a six before getting out eight runs short of a …
  • Shubman Gill shines again, India A reach 233/3 at stumps 17 Sep 2019 13:48 Shubman Gill missed out on another century (Express file) Shubman Gill shone again with a fine 92 as India A reached 233 for three by the end of first day’s play in the second unofficial Test against South Africa A here on Tuesday. Opener Gill struck 12 …
  • Gill among the runs again for India 'A' 17 Sep 2019 13:30 IMAGE: Opener Shubman Gill's half-century boosted India 'A' on Day 1 of the second unofficial Test against South Africa 'A' in Mysuru. Photograph: Shubman Gill/Twitter Shubman Gill shone again with a fine 92 as India 'A' …
  • Sport24.co.za | Pre-Tests Proteas: A chronic lack of major runs 17 Sep 2019 12:10 Cape Town - Unless fortunes change quickly and dramatically for some in the remaining, though shrinking leadup, South Africa’s frontline batsmen are collectively going to take worryingly little form into the demanding Test series against India. Lengthy …
  • AAI to implement A-CDM platform at four airports by Jan 2020 17 Sep 2019 12:07 Government-run AAI said on Tuesday it plans to implement its Airport- Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) platform at Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram by early next year amid the rapidly growing passenger and aircraft traffic at these …
  • Congress demands CAG audit into KIFBI and Kannur airport 17 Sep 2019 09:56 Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 17 (IANS) The Congress party in Kerala has approached the Governor Arif Mohammed Khan seeking his intervention to ensure that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India’s audit takes place in two state-run organisations. …
  • BJP MPs replace Cong leaders as heads of 2 parliamentary panels 17 Sep 2019 07:31 Image Source : BJP BJP MPs replace Cong leaders as heads of 2 parliamentary panels Two crucial parliamentary panels, the standing committees on finance and external affairs, which were headed by Congress MPs in previous Lok Sabha are now chaired by BJP MPs …
  • Transport Minister writes to Gadkari over hefty traffic fines 17 Sep 2019 05:11 Thiruvananthapuram : State transport minister A.K Saseendran in a letter to Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari requested flexibility to fix fines under the ammended Motor Vehicles Act at rates proportionate to the gravity of the offences and which …
  • LIC Assistant Recruitment 2019 process for 8500 posts begins @licindia.in 17 Sep 2019 04:50 Sl No. Zone Division State Phase-I: Preliminary Examination / Phase-II : Main Examination : 1 CENTRAL ZONE Bhopal Madhya Pradesh BHOPAL 2 CENTRAL ZONE Bilaspur Chhattisgarh BILASPUR (CHHATTISGARH) 3 CENTRAL ZONE GWALIOR Madhya Pradesh GWALIOR 4 CENTRAL …
  • The aesthetic of alphabets 17 Sep 2019 02:27 Express News Service KOCHI: There is a lot of artfulness in the letters Amal creates. Each alphabet gets its own dynamic personality when Amal Babu sketches. While the Malayalam typeface he creates get that sprightly, flamboyant flourishes, the English …
  • Week-long Onam festivity concludes 17 Sep 2019 02:27 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The capital city was in a festive mood the past week. Vibrant with lights and sounds, the city welcomed hordes of people from afar to enjoy in the Onam celebrations organised by the Tourism Department. While most …
  • Two killed in separate road accidents 17 Sep 2019 02:27 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Two women were killed in separate road accidents in the district on Monday. Vijayamma, 70, of Mandapathinkadavu near Ottashekharamangalam and Valsala, 56, of Manacaud were killed after they were hit by KSRTC …
  • 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 …
  • RCC to help Maldives to better its cancer care 17 Sep 2019 02:27 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: To strengthen the cancer care programmes in the Maldives, a tripartite agreement was signed between the state government, Regional Cancer Centre, and Maldives Health Ministry on Monday. The agreement has come …
  • Munchira Madom asks Padma temple Swamiyar to end week-long protest 17 Sep 2019 02:27 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Munchira Madom has asked Swami Parameswara Brahmananda Theertha, the Pushpanjali Swamiyar of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, to end his satyagraha on Mithranandapuram Road here. The decision of the …
  • Two more nuns turn hostile in Sister Abhaya case 17 Sep 2019 02:21 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Sister Annie John and Sister Sudeepa, two nuns who were presented as prosecution witnesses in the sensational Abhaya murder case, took a U-turn in the CBI special Court here and denied giving any statements to …
  • All state PSC exams in Malayalam too: Pinarayi Vijayan 16 Sep 2019 22:24 Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. (Express file photo) The Kerala government on Monday said the question papers of all examinations conducted by state government recruitment board Public Service Commission (PSC) would be made available in Malayalam …
  • Maradu demolition case: Before all-party meeting, flat owners launch protest 16 Sep 2019 16:48 At a protest by the residents of a Maradu apartment. Dozens of families residing in the four residential complexes near Kochi, which faces demolition as per a Supreme Court order for violating the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Act, Monday launched a …
  • Spotlight on Gill as India 'A' play South Africa 'A' 16 Sep 2019 09:30 IMAGE: The focus will be on 19-year-old Gill, who has broken into the Indian Test squad. Photograph: Shubhman Gill/Twitter Young Shubman Gill will be the centre of attraction when a dominant India 'A' lock horns against South Africa 'A' …
  • Kerala, RCC ink MoU with Maldives for cancer care 16 Sep 2019 07:56 Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 16 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the state and the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) with Maldives for better cancer care treatment. The RCC, …
  • India vs South Africa: Gambhir warns Rishabh Pant, reveals who can replace him in Team India 16 Sep 2019 05:23 Image Source : GETTY IMAGES Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir sent a warning to Team India's wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant ahead of the first T20I against South Africa. Rishabh Pant has had a rough time in Team India colours over the past few months. …
  • Indian Police Arrest Nigerian For Swindling Jobseeker 16 Sep 2019 03:36 India Police The police in India on Sunday arrested a Nigerian for defrauding a jobseeker. Officers from Thiruvananthapuram Cybercrime Police Station arrested Kingsley Udeh from Bengaluru. Udeh carried out the act through a job portal named 'Carreers…
  • Challenging reality 16 Sep 2019 02:42 Express News Service KOCHI: You will look twice at Akhil’s art. It may not pass off as a sketch at first glance, but rather a high-resolution photograph, etching even the minute of wrinkles to perfection. With its stark connect to realistic elements, his …
  • Crowded roads giving hardships to Kattakada 16 Sep 2019 02:41 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Traffic congestion in Kattakada is a never-ending menace. It takes hours to cross the 1.1-kilometre stretch from Kaithakonam, where the market is situated, to Kattakada Junction on the Kattakada -Vellarada Road. …
  • Kulathummal Canal awaits redemption 16 Sep 2019 02:41 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The 11.5-kilometre-long Kulathummal Canal was cleaned up a few months ago utilising Rs 2.5 lakh allotted by the Kattakada grama panchayat. The canal, which originates at Myladikulam near Killi and passes through …
  • ‘Travancore Girls’ have their eye on the ball 16 Sep 2019 02:41 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Members of the Travancore Girls, the first women’s cricket club from Kerala, dream about donning the blue jersey of the India Women’s National Cricket Team. Diya Gireesh, captain of Travancore Girls, is quick to …
  • ‘Plastic Arrest’ a success,reduction in littered waste 16 Sep 2019 02:41 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Cleaning up public areas in the city in the aftermath of an event or celebration is a mammoth task for the municipality. Interestingly, this year’s Onam celebrations at Kanakakkunnu Palace saw a substantial …
  • Stale food siezed from Onam fete venues 16 Sep 2019 02:41 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a flash raid conducted by the Health Wing of the corporation over the last two days at the food stalls set up near the Kanakakunnu Palace and Nishagandhi Auditorium, stale food has been seized. Food was also …
  • The gold standard 16 Sep 2019 02:35 Express News Service KOCHI: Malayalees’ penchant for gold, bordering on obsession, has an undeniable cultural and historical backdrop. Express tries to put in perspective the ‘shimmering’ passion that the yellow metal arouses among Keralites, besides …
  • Governor Arif Mohammad Khan softens stand on ‘one nation, one language’ 16 Sep 2019 02:35 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A DAY after Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s ‘One nation, One language’ call created a furore, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan, who had initially supported the idea, softened his stand. “To me, all languages spoken in India are …
  • Hindi must is nonsense: Kerala CM 15 Sep 2019 19:19 Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has called Union home minister Amit Shah’s appeal for making Hindi as primary language as “nonsense.” On his Facebook wall, he wrote the Sangh Parivar move was to divert attention from important issues …
  • Protests Fail to Halt India Airport Privatization 15 Sep 2019 16:51 A move to privatize major airports held by the government-owned Airports Authority of India (AAI), which owns around 100 airports, has met with stiff resistance from the many unions representing more than 85,000 airport employees who fear losing their jobs …
  • Maradu crisis deepens, flat owners begin hunger strike 15 Sep 2019 12:38 Kochi, Sep 15 (IANS) While the time is running out for the flat owners in the posh Maradu apartment complex, to be demolished by Friday as per the Supreme Court order, the builders have washed their hands off it and the Kerala government has convened an …
  • Kerala CM attacks Shah on Hindi pitch; says it is a "war cry" against non-Hindi speaking people 15 Sep 2019 09:31 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Slamming Union Home Minister Amit Shah for his Hindi language pitch, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday said it was a "planned attempt" to stir up a controversy and divert attention from pressing problems in the …
  • Kerala politicians slam Amit Shah’s Hindi push 15 Sep 2019 09:17 Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 15 (IANS) The traditional rival political fronts in Kerala – the ruling CPI-M led Left Front and the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) are on the same page in slamming the Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s call for one nation …
  • Maldives seeks expertise of RCC in cancer care 15 Sep 2019 08:42 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Regional Cancer Centre (RCC), Thiruvananthapuram will start new innings on Monday as it will provide its expertise and infrastructural facilities in bettering cancer care in the Maldives. In the backdrop of …
  • 350 Families Cling On To Posh Homes In Kochi As Demolition Deadline Ends 15 Sep 2019 08:36 Thiruvananthapuram: Some 350 families are defying eviction notice at a posh residential area in Kochi, as the deadline to vacate their flats in five buildings ends today. The families say justice has been denied to them. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi …
  • Visa touts focus all their energy on jobseekers in coastal areas 15 Sep 2019 05:38 For Visa touts, coastal areas of the State are where all the focus is on these days, owing to the ease with which they can net larger groups of victims. This year alone, a few such cases have been exposed. The latest case was the ordeal undergone by a …
  • Bumpy ride for govt. after steep hike in fine 15 Sep 2019 05:38 When the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 was published in the Gazette on August 9, upon getting the assent of the President, there was no confusion over the September 1 implementation of its provisions and levying of steep penalties for violation of …
  • History Headline: Learning through failures 14 Sep 2019 22:03 Chandrayaan-2 lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on July 22. (Source: ISRO) (Written by Pramod Kale) The Chandrayaan-2 mission had started out as a highly complex and ambitious mission, far more complex than Chandrayaan-1 and Mars Orbiter …
  • Maradu flats demolition: Kerala opposition questions CM 14 Sep 2019 09:23 Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 14 (IANS) With Saturday being the last day for the 356 flat owners in the Maradu apartment complex to vacate the building, Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala has asked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to break his silence. …
  • Files related to CRZ violations by builders, industrialists go missing in Kerala 14 Sep 2019 09:16 Files related to major Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) violations by prominent builders, industrialist and hotel majors have gone missing, and this has come in the way of taking prompt legal action against the violators.  The Kerala Coastal Zone Management …
  • Kerala Governor may intervene in the Maradu flat case 14 Sep 2019 09:07 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Expressing concern over the fate of the owners of a group of apartments at Maradu Municipality in Ernakulam, Governor Arif Mohammad Khan on Saturday indicated that he may intervene in the issue. ALSO READ |  …
  • Eyeing glory on the football field 14 Sep 2019 02:20 Express News Service KOCHI: A fan of Argentine forward Lionel Messi, Antony Raju first started playing football at the age of 14 while he was a student at St Mary’s Higher Secondary School, Vizhinjam. The first tournament that he participated in was a …
  • Crackdown on illegal constructions in Capital 14 Sep 2019 02:20 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: During its drive to curb unauthorised constructions, the Town Planning wing of the city corporation detected 34 such violations in the city. Assistant executive engineers and assistant engineers of the technical …
  • Now, Vanasree forest produce sold online 14 Sep 2019 02:20 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: To keep with the expanding horizons of e-commerce and make forest produce readily available, Vanasree Eco Shop products, under the Forest Department, will be sold online. Through the online facility, 20 products …
  • Kunnukuzhi slaughterhouse project stuck on fund release 14 Sep 2019 02:20 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: It seems there is no end to the hurdles for setting up the proposed slaughterhouse in Kunnukuzhi. The latest issue faced by the Thiruvananthapuram city corporation is the delay in securing government approval for …
  • Pitfalls on dating apps 14 Sep 2019 02:20 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Meera (name changed) was all set to meet the person she had seen on a dating app after a year of being in contact. She entered a train to Kanyakumari from Thiruvananthapuram Central, as decided. But what awaited her …
  • Forest dept launches boating packages in Kottur to promote eco-tourism 14 Sep 2019 02:20 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a measure to boost tourism, the Forest Department has introduced bamboo rafting and bowl boating in Kottur. The bamboo rafting experience will offer people a 30-minute ride through the Neyyar river near the …
  • 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 …
  • New political party launched for unreserved communities; membership begins Saturday 14 Sep 2019 02:07 By Express News Service KOCHI: A new political party, Democratic Social Justice Party (DSJP), aimed at bringing together all communities that are not covered by caste or religion-based reservation has been formed which, the founders said, will have a far- …
  • Kerala police to bring out handbook of important info for senior citizens  14 Sep 2019 02:07 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: If you have a senior citizen residing alone at home and are worried about how he/she could manage things on his/her own, then Kerala Police might be able to help you. The department is mulling over bringing …
  • Review | Mine is a layman's view of Hinduism, says Shashi Tharoor in new book 13 Sep 2019 13:44 By IANS NEW DELHI: Diplomat-politician-author Shashi Tharoor says he is no scholar of Hinduism and only seeks to give his readers an overview of the faith "as I understand it". "I am neither a Sanskritist nor a scholar of Hinduism and did …
  • Groove on 13 Sep 2019 12:06 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Dance like nobody is watching—a phrase normally used to express a carefree mentality. For 27-year-old dancer and choreographer, Rahul, his art is a reflection of such experiments on body, mind and soul. Having …
  • All the way from England to celebrate Onam 13 Sep 2019 12:06 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A festival which celebrates the return of a king who valued inclusivity, Onam has always symbolised togetherness. It also draws people from beyond the borders of Kerala. One such person is Carole Robinson from …
  • Adani seeks help from Kerala govt on Vizhinjam Port 13 Sep 2019 11:55 Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 13 (IANS) With the deadline for completion of the Vizhinjam Port project fast approaching in December, Adani Vizhinjam Port Pvt Ltd (AVPPL) has sought support from the Kerala government as the work at the port site is moving at a …
  • 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, …
  • Kerala-Bengaluru Onam special trains to run from today 13 Sep 2019 07:26 To clear the rush in the Thiruvananthapuram Central-Bengaluru sector, Railways will operate special trains between Thiruvananthapuram and Krishnarajapuram from September 13 to 15. Thiruvananthapuram Central-Krishnarajapuram Special (06031) will leave …
  • India pick Gill‚ Bumrah‚ Ashwin in to face SA 13 Sep 2019 03:34 Uncapped Shubman Gill has gone to the top of SA’s homework pile for their Test series in India in October. Opening batter Gill was named in the squad on Thursday as a replacement for KL Rahul, who has gone 11 completed innings without reaching 50. Gill‚ 20 …
  • KL Rahul dropped, Shubman Gill gets maiden call-up for South Africa Tests 13 Sep 2019 03:15 Image Source : GETTY IMAGES/TWITTER BCCI has announced the Test squad for the upcoming three-match Test series against South Africa. KL Rahul makes way for Shubman Gill, while Rohit Sharma is expected to open the innings. The BCCI on Thursday announced …
  • ISRO order may fuel Walchandnagar Ind 13 Sep 2019 03:10 Walchandnagar Industries has secured an order worth ₹77.20 crore from Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre of ISRO (Thiruvananthapuram). The order is for manufacture and supply of head, middle and nozzle end segments (total 30 numbers) for the GSLV M KIII launch …
  • India name rookie Gill in Test squad 13 Sep 2019 02:54 India name rookie Gill in Test squad NEW DELHI: Shubman Gill has won his first Test call up as India announced their cricket squad for the home series against South Africa. The former Under-19 World Cup winner replaced KL Rahul from the team that went to …
  • Style unbiased 13 Sep 2019 02:43 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A nchovy, a quaint little shop on Vasco Da Gama square in Fort Kochi is quite known among fashion and lifestyle enthusiasts in the city. The store features everything from clothing to home décor, curated by 22-year- …
  • Bid to free Onam of hooch and narcotics yields results 13 Sep 2019 02:43 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Excise Department’s special drive in the capital to check smuggling of illicit liquor and narcotic substances during Onam has netted a rich haul.  As many as 1,283 raids were conducted across the district from …
  • Police to get crash data from car driven by IAS Sriram this week 13 Sep 2019 02:43 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The special police team probing the accident case involving IAS officer Sriram Venkataraman is likely to receive the Event Data Recorder (EDR) of the car this week. The EDR was retrieved by Pune-based experts who …
  • Booze party turns awry; man stabbed to death 13 Sep 2019 02:43 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A 39-year-old taxi driver was stabbed to death amid a fracas during a booze party at a private hotel near Thampanoor on Thursday noon. Sreenivasan, a native of Poojappura, took a room in Hotel Boban Plaza on SS …
  • Swadesh Darshan work at Padmanabha temple to resume on Monday 13 Sep 2019 02:43 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: It has been eight months since the development work as part of Swadesh Darshan scheme started on the West Fort-Vettimurichakotta stretch near Sree Padmanabhaswami temple. Commuters and residents have to wait for …
  • Milk from Karnataka helped Kerala's meet Onam demand 13 Sep 2019 02:33 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The consumption of milk peaked to an all-time high of 28 lakh litre on Uthradam (September 10). Milma sold more than 45.6 lakh litres of milk and 5.8 lakh kg of curd on September 9 and 10. The consumption of milk …
  • Kerala taking baby steps towards implementing Mental Healthcare Act 13 Sep 2019 02:33 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government has reconstituted the Kerala State Mental Health Authority (KSMHA) and created zonal Mental Health Review Boards in Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur and Kozhikode.  This is part of the efforts to …
  • Lost in time: Chitharal Malai Kovil 13 Sep 2019 02:09 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Far away, atop a hillock, ringed by rocks rests a rock-cut monument and ruins of civilisation from the days of the yore. This 9th-century relic remains like a sentinel, overlooking the march of civilisation in the …
  • Liquor sales in Kerala clock Rs 487 cr in just 8 days leading up to Onam 12 Sep 2019 16:58 The thumping liquor sales will be a relief for the state economy, currently grappling with consequences of a nationwide economic slowdown as well as back-to-back natural calamities. (Source: File Photo) Kerala’s excise sales figures in the days leading up …
  • When banana is manna 12 Sep 2019 13:37 It’s that time of the year to go bananas over the banana. For, even if the pièce de résistance of the festival is the Onasadya and the payasams, there is one ingredient that goes into almost half of the 25-odd dishes in the spread — the banana. From start …
  • Shubman Gill gets maiden call-up to India Test squad, Rohit Sharma picked as opener 12 Sep 2019 11:54 Shubman Gill has won his first Test call up as India announced their squad for the home series against South Africa. The former Under-19 World Cup winner replaced KL Rahul from the team that went to the Caribbean recently, which means India will be …
  • Tipplers make merry, spend Rs 487 cr on liquor during Onam 12 Sep 2019 10:48 Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 12 (IANS) Tipplers in Kerala gulped down liquor worth Rs 487 crore during the eight days preceding Thiru Onam. Last year, the amount stood at Rs 457 crore. The period refers to the eight days between September 3 and 10. Onam is the …
  • Jalaj Saxena, Shahbaz Nadeem hand India A convincing win 12 Sep 2019 07:54 India A 303 (Gill 90, Saxena 61*, Ngidi 3-50, Piedt 3-84) and 49 for 3 (Bhui 20*, Ngidi 2-22) beat South Africa A 164 (Jansen 45*, Thakur 3-29, Gowtham 3-64) and 186 (Klaasen 48, Mulder 46, Nadeem 3-21, Saxena 2-22) by seven wickets India A routed South …
  • India A thrash SA A in 1st unofficial Test 12 Sep 2019 07:52 Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 12 (IANS) An all-round effort from India A saw them clinch a comfortable seven wicket win A over South Africa A in the first unofficial Test at the Greenfield International Stadium here on Thursday. Chasing a meagre 48-run target on …
  • Ready for international cricket: Abhimanyu Easwaran (IANS Exclusive) 12 Sep 2019 04:49 Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) A bagful of runs to show for in first-class cricket, opener Abhimanyu Easwaran is ready to move to the next level but is not losing sleep over an India call-up ahead of the South Africa home Test series starting next month. Easwaran …
  • Saxena and Nadeem star with ball, India A on brink of win 12 Sep 2019 02:44 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After the frustration caused by rain and the defiance of Wiaan Mulder and Heinrich Klaasen, India A were on the cusp of victory in the first unofficial Test at Greenfield International Stad­ium. Jalaj Saxena showed …
  • Sachin Tendulkar recalls special meeting with Kerala artist on the occasion of Onam 12 Sep 2019 01:51 Image Source : @SACHIN_RT/TWITTER Sachin Tendulkar recalls special meeting with Kerala artist on the occasion of Onam Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar wished fans on the occasion of Onam by remembering a special meeting with an artist, who draws …
  • Chennai users experience most cyber attacks among metros 11 Sep 2019 17:37 Image Source : PTI Chennai users experience most cyber attacks among metros Almost one in three netizens in India encounter cyber attacks, with users from Chennai more vulnerable to these attacks among users in the metros, a new study said on Wednesday. …
  • Walchandnagar Industries Ltd bags Rs. 77.20 crore order from ISRO 11 Sep 2019 16:54 Walchandnagar Industries Ltd (WIL) has secured an order worth INR 77.20 Crore plus escalation from the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre of ISRO located at Thiruvananthapuram. The order is towards manufacturing and supply of Head, Middle and Nozzle End segments …
  • Chennai recorded highest number of cyber attacks among Tier-1 cities: Study 11 Sep 2019 16:46 Almost one in every three internet users in India have encountered cyber attacks in the first quarter of the current fiscal, according to a report from K7 Computing, a Chennai-based cyber security solutions provider. According to its latest edition of the …
  • VVS Laxman, Sachin Tendulkar extend Onam greetings; see tweets 11 Sep 2019 16:41 New Delhi: Cricket fraternity on Wednesday greeted netizens on the occasion of Onam. India opener Shikhar Dhawan and spinner Harbhajan Singh extended their wishes to their fans.   "Happy Onam to all of you. I had visited the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple …
  • Harbhajan wishes Onam to 'friend' Sreesanth 11 Sep 2019 14:53 IMAGE: Shikhar Dhawan and spinner Harbhajan Singh extended their wishes to their fans. Photograph:  BCCI Cricket fraternity on Wednesday greeted netizens on the occasion of Onam. India opener Shikhar Dhawan and spinner Harbhajan Singh extended their wishes …
  • Nadeem, Saxena orchestrate South Africa A collapse 11 Sep 2019 14:26 South Africa A 164 and 179 for 9 (Klaasen 48, Mulder 46, Nadeem 3-17) lead India A 303 (Gill 90, Saxena 61*, Ngidi 3-50, Piedt 3-84) by 40 runs Only 20 overs of play was possible on the third day in Thiruvananthapuram, but it was enough for India A to set …
  • India's space programme is a Phoenix 11 Sep 2019 13:52 'It is time we Indians learnt to believe in ourselves, and stopped questioning our own capabilities every time a space launch is not a glorious success,' says M D Riti. IMAGE: Chandrayaan 2: A view of the GSLV MkIII-M1 vehicle on the launch pad. …
  • India A vs South Africa A 1st Test, Day 3: SA A lead by 40 runs with one wicket in hand 11 Sep 2019 13:40 Shardul Thakur took the wicket of South Africa A captain Aiden Markram in the second innings (File photo) India A vs South Africa A: At Day 3, Stumps, South Africa were 179/9 with tailenders Ngidi and Sipamla at the crease. SA A lead by 40 runs but …
  • Kerala Government Says Will Consider Slashing Traffic Fines 11 Sep 2019 13:37 On Tuesday, Gujarat announced drastic reduction in traffic fines. (File) Thiruvananthapuram: A day after Gujarat announced drastic reduction in traffic fines, the Kerala government said that it is examining how the increased penalties can be brought down, …
  • Chennai most prone to cyberattacks among Indian metros, study finds 11 Sep 2019 11:00 CHENNAI: Netizens down south including those in Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad are more prone to cyberattacks than those in other parts of the country, a new study shows. The K7 Computing Cyber Threat Monitor (CTM) report, released on Wednesday, found …
  • Harbhajan Singh comes up with a cheeky Onam wish for S Sreesanth 11 Sep 2019 09:29 (Source: Express Archive) India sportspersons shared pictures and messages to celebrate Onam on Wednesday. Onam marks the commemoration of home-coming of the King Mahabali. Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar shared a photo with a portrait of him …
  • Kerala prepares for delectable 26-dish ‘Onam sadhya’ 11 Sep 2019 08:59 Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 11 (IANS) Irrespective of caste, creed or religion, practically every household in Kerala, rich or poor, the one common thing would be the traditional vegetarian 26-dish Onam lunch, more popularly called ‘Onam sadhya’ on the …
  • Imbibe the spirit of Onam: CM 11 Sep 2019 06:59 Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has called to imbibe the spirit of Onam, a symbol of unity, to fuel the State’s rebuilding efforts. Having risen above the floods, the people of the State must join hands to work for a better tomorrow, he said. He was …
  • India A vs South Africa A 1st Test, Day 3 Live Cricket Score Online: Rain delays start 11 Sep 2019 04:45 Shardul Thakur took the wicket of South Africa A captain Aiden Markram in the second innings (File photo) India A vs South Africa A, IND A vs SA A 1st Test, Day 3 Live Cricket Score Online: At Day 2, Stumps, South Africa were 125/5 with Heinrich …
  • Catch a glimpse of Indian space journey at Birla Science Centre 11 Sep 2019 04:25 Did you know that the first-ever space experiment in India was done in Mary Magdalene Church in Trivandrum (now Thiruvananthapuram) in Kerala with the bishop’s office functioning as the workplace for scientists in the 50s as it was the only “decent” house …
  • Filca International Film Festival to be held 11 Sep 2019 03:07 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The 19th Filca International Film Festival will be held from September 13 to 19 at University Students’ Centre, PMG, Thiruvananthapuram.  The festival will be inaugurated by filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan. Film …
  • Girl who helped crack temple theft rewarded after 38 years 11 Sep 2019 02:59 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The ‘little girl’ who helped Kerala Police crack a major temple theft case has been rewarded by the Travancore Devaswom Board after 38-long years. On Tuesday, Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran handed over …
  • After back-to-back floods, Kerala swings into Onam bash 11 Sep 2019 02:59 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After two consecutive flood, a resilient Kerala, putting loss and painful memories behind it, rose and got into the festival mood to celebrate Onam, the biggest festival of the state. A terror attack warning by …