• Covid-19 vaccination: All arrangements in place 15 Jan 2021 23:58 By Express News Service KOCHI: Preparations for Covid vaccination slated for Saturday have been completed in Ernakulam district. The distribution of vaccines to neighbouring districts -- Palakkad, Idukki, Thrissur and Kottayam -- too were completed on …
  • First batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Kochi, consignment to have 4.33 lakh doses 13 Jan 2021 21:00 By Express News Service KOCHI: The first batch of COVID vaccine arrived at the Kochi airport on Wednesday. At around 11 am, a GoAir airplane landed with 25 boxes of vaccines as Kerala is to receive 4,33,500 doses of vaccines in the first consignment.   …
  • Ernakulam’s very own hill spot Koorumala now open to tourists 13 Jan 2021 03:22 By Express News Service KOCHI: Of late, the state’s Tourism Department has been thinking up new leisure spots owing to people cutting short their vacation plans. Thanks to the Covid pandemic, the shift to easily accessible and ‘right around the corner’ …
  • First batch of Covid vaccine to reach Kerala on Wednesday 13 Jan 2021 02:51 By Express News Service KOCHI:  After a long wait, the first batch of Covid vaccine will arrive in the state on Wednesday. The first consignment of 4,33,500 doses will arrive at Kochi airport by late afternoon. Another consignment of vaccine is expected to …
  • Tests come down, new cases too 12 Jan 2021 06:29 Testing dipped by close to 50% as it does over the weekend every week, resulting in a dip in the number of new cases of COVID-19 reported in the State on Monday. With just 35,281 samples tested over the past 24 hours, the number of new cases on Monday was …
  • 4,545 new Covid cases in Kerala; test positivity rate at 10% 11 Jan 2021 03:47 Representative imageTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state on Sunday reported 4,545 new cases of Covid-19, including 4,003 through local transmission. At least 422 cases were of unknown sources while 42 healthcare workers were also among the infected. To date, 8,11 …
  • How frozen ripe jackfruit is slowly making its way into the market 10 Jan 2021 07:43 Frozen ripe jackfruit is the latest addition to the growing market of value-added products from jackfruit. Bibil Thomas, a 29-year-old software engineer from Kumily in Idukki district of Kerala, has launched Jackobyte, which retails frozen ripe bulbs of …
  • Kerala Congress(M) leader Jose K Mani resigns as RS member 09 Jan 2021 21:12 Kerala Congress(M) leader Jose K Mani has resigned as a member of Rajya Sabha, won with the support of the opposition UDF, amid strong indications that he would fight the coming assembly polls as an LDF candidate. Mani said on Saturday that he submitted …
  • State’s tally crosses eight lakh mark 09 Jan 2021 07:48 The cumulative COVID-19 case burden of Kerala crossed the eight lakh mark on Friday when the State reported 5,142 new cases when 59,569 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The cumulative case burden of Kerala has risen to 8,01,075 cases. The test …
  • Bird flu outbreak hits poultry prices; sales plummet in North 08 Jan 2021 17:48 The scare caused by the outbreak of avian flu reported in six States has started impacting the beleaguered poultry sector. Prices of poultry products such as chicken meat and eggs have taken a beating over the past couple of days as consumers have started …
  • Sunny Wayne song Neeye from Anugraheethan Antony is trending online 08 Jan 2021 07:07 Neeye song from Sunny Wayne movie Anugraheethan Antony is now trending online. The song was launched by actor Nivin Pauly on January 7 on his social media page. Nivin Pauly released the video song on his official social pages wishing the project and his …
  • KSRTC to ply buses for army hiring camp 06 Jan 2021 06:37 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: KSRTC will operate special services in seven districts for youths appearing for army recruitment rally. The services will be run to and fro from the military camp at Pangode in Thiruvananthapuram from January 11 …
  • Pepper output to drop in 2021 on unsupportive weather 05 Jan 2021 13:56 Pepper crop in 2021 is likely to be lower, as the erratic climate with strong winds and heavy rains last year in the growing regions of Idukki, Wayanad, Coorg and some parts in Karnataka, is likely to upset the production. The new harvest season is round …
  • 10 most anticipated Malayalam movies of 2021 05 Jan 2021 08:14 2020 has made us appreciate movies more than ever for they helped us fight off solitude, kept us inspired and gave wings to our imagination even while we were locked inside our houses. Especially, Malayalam filmmakers led the way by creating thoroughly …
  • Amit Chakkalakkal’s Yuvam to release in February 05 Jan 2021 07:13 By Express News Service Among the films that were supposed to release last year was Amit Chakkalakkal-starrer Yuvam. The makers have now announced a February release as theatres are gearing up to reopen in the state. Amit plays a lawyer in the film …
  • Many colleges in Kerala record 90% attendance on reopening day 05 Jan 2021 05:11 Students happy to be back on campuses, online classes for those who cannot attend offline mode Higher education institutions in Kerala buzzed with activity after close to 300 days when they partially reopened on Monday under stringent restrictions in view …
  • Statement on Climate of India during 2020 05 Jan 2021 01:30 HIGHLIGHTS The annual mean land surface air temperature averaged over India during 2020 was above normal. During the year, annual mean land surface air temperature averaged over the country was +0.290C above normal (based on the data of 1981-2010). The …
  • India's first Covid case, an air crash, gold smuggling case; Kerala had a roller coaster 2020 03 Jan 2021 07:40 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala had an eventful 2020 when it reported the country's first COVID-19 case, witnessed a fatal air crash and saw a top bureaucrat being jailed in the sensational gold smuggling case, with the opposition charging the buck stopped …
  • Kerala waits for Covishield to arrive; health workers, seniors first in queue 03 Jan 2021 02:05 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala is ready to roll out the Covishield vaccine immediately after the state receives its share, which is expected very soon, Health Minister K K Shailaja has said. Though the Union Health Ministry is yet to …
  • Promise of Covid vaccine in air, people throw caution to the wind 03 Jan 2021 02:05 Express News Service KOCHI: The promise of an effective Covid vaccine seems to have dulled the public’s apprehensions and fear of the pandemic. People violating the most basic of Covid guidelines are a common sight now. What’s even more disturbing is that …
  • Covid vaccination: Dry run across India, who will get it first, how to register | Key points 02 Jan 2021 19:20 Image Source : PTI Health workers during the dry run of COVID-19 vaccination, at a health care centre in Kamakshipalya of Bengaluru. As India gears up to launch the world's largest immunisation drive, almost all states and Union Territory (UT) …
  • India Rehearses For Massive Coronavirus Vaccination Drive 02 Jan 2021 17:05 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email 1Shares Vardhan assures people on safety of vaccine New Delhi/Chennai- As it came closer to the roll-out of the first COVID-19 vaccine, India held a dry run by all states and union territories on Saturday in preparation …
  • India rehearses for massive coronavirus vaccination drive; Harsh Vardhan assures people on safety of vaccine 02 Jan 2021 16:12 As it came closer to the roll-out of the first COVID-19 vaccine, India held a dry run by all states and union territories on Saturday in preparation for a massive vaccination drive, with Health Minister Harsh Vardhan appealing to people not to be misguided …
  • Covid-19 vaccine dry run: How the massive drill was held across India 02 Jan 2021 13:02 In anticipation of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus that is just one step away from being approved by India’s top drug regulator, select hospitals across the country conducted an inoculation dry run Saturday. The nationwide rehearsal was to understand …
  • Dry run for COVID-19 vaccination held in Kerala 02 Jan 2021 10:12 Thiruvananthapuram: At least 25 health workers each took part in the dry run, organised in four districts of Kerala on Saturday to asses the preparedness of the state's health sector for the COVID-19 vaccination once the vaccine is received. The …
  • COVID-19 | 4,991 cases added to Kerala’s tally 02 Jan 2021 10:03 Kerala reported 4,991 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, when 52,790 samples were tested in 24 hours, taking the State’s cumulative COVID-19 burden to 7,65,924 cases. Test positivity rate showed no sign of relenting and remained at 9.45%. It has remained …
  • Covid-19 vaccine dry run: How the massive drill is being held across India 02 Jan 2021 09:04 In anticipation of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus that is just one step away from being approved by India’s top drug regulator, select hospitals across the country conducted an inoculation dry run Saturday. The nationwide rehearsal was to understand …
  • COVID vaccine dry-run kicks off, Kerala Health Minister says state ready for vaccination drive 02 Jan 2021 05:49 By Express News Service On Saturday, the state became  part of the COVID-19 vaccine dry-run being organized at the national level. The dry-run, aimed to assess the ability and readiness of the health system to administer vaccine shots to the selected …
  • Six samples test Covid negative for new variant, vaccine dry run from Saturday 01 Jan 2021 00:54 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The first six samples of people who have returned to the state from the United Kingdom tested negative for the new Covid-19 variant. These included the samples taken from three persons hailing from Pathanamthitta …
  • Nivin Pauly-Grace Antony pictures from Kanakam Kamini Kalaham are fun to watch 31 Dec 2020 11:15 Kanakam Kamini Kalaham actors Nivin Pauly and Grace Antony have been sharing pictures clicked while the film's shoot. The duo have been rocking in style. Grace's picture that has been taken at the backdrop of a beautiful sunset has been clicked by …
  • COVID-19 | Death toll crosses 3,000 in Kerala 30 Dec 2020 09:55 The case graph of new COVID-19 cases continues to show an upsurge, with the State reporting 5,887 new cases on Tuesday when 61,778 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The cumulative toll crossed the 3,000 mark to register a total of 3,014 deaths when …
  • Jailing of killer priest, nun fuels crisis in India's Catholic Church 28 Dec 2020 06:19 Bringing a dramatic end to a nearly three decade old case, a court in the southern Indian state of Kerala has convicted a Catholic priest and a nun of murdering a convent member. The ruling has contributed to a growing crisis in India's Catholic Church …
  • Holidaymakers flock to Munnar, spread Covid-19 chill 28 Dec 2020 01:14 Express News Service MUNNAR: Long queue of vehicles carrying tourists, traffic snarls, hotels packed to capacity, crowded shops and people jostling for seats at restaurants. These are the scenes from Munnar — Kerala’s favourite winter destination — which …
  • No gala events, DJ parties; Malayalis opt to ring in New Year at popular hill stations 27 Dec 2020 06:00 Express News Service KOCHI: As major hotels in cities across the state are planning low-key New Year events on December 31, people have started to opt for celebrating New Year with their dear ones at resorts in hill stations in the state giving a fresh …
  • Audit 2020: A year of more downs and less ups for Kerala 26 Dec 2020 23:33 By Express News Service Covid-19, natural disasters, fatal plane crash, and loss of many a doyen — 2020 was tough on Kerala. As the resilient state readies to welcome 2021, TNIE takes a look at the year that went by WORLD AT A STANDSTILL JUNE 10 The novel …

  • Kerala's Mohammed Azharuddeen enjoying his moment under the sun, not 'worried' about IPL auction 16 Jan 2021 14:57 Image Source : TWITTER/@BCCIDOMESTIC Kerala's Mohammed Azharuddeen Kerala's Mohammed Azharuddeen wouldn't have sat out on the arduous journey to emulate the Mohammed Azharuddin of Hyderabad, if not for a cricket-crazy elder brother and a …
  • Covid-19 vaccination: All arrangements in place 15 Jan 2021 23:58 By Express News Service KOCHI: Preparations for Covid vaccination slated for Saturday have been completed in Ernakulam district. The distribution of vaccines to neighbouring districts -- Palakkad, Idukki, Thrissur and Kottayam -- too were completed on …
  • Rubber support price hike to benefit Kerala’s small and marginal farmers 15 Jan 2021 17:46 Kerala’s move to incentivise rubber growers by increasing the support price to ₹170 per kg from ₹150 in the State Budget for 2021-22 will provide some respite to small and marginal farmers, who are reeling under high cost of production, stakeholders said. …
  • ‘Next Azhar’ is a 26-year-old power hitter from Kerala: 100 in 37 balls 15 Jan 2021 00:39 A CRICKET-CRAZY elder brother didn’t give him much of a career option by getting him to change his name from Ajmal to Mohammed Azharuddeen. Moreover, he hailed from Thalangara, that rare town in Kerala on the outskirts of Kasaragod where children prefer to …
  • How serious is the bird flu situation? 14 Jan 2021 07:22 The new year has brought some bad news for the ₹1-lakh-crore poultry sector. The outbreak of avian flu, or bird flu, reported since the beginning of January, has affected poultry sales, particularly in North India where the daily business has been hit by …
  • First batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Kochi, consignment to have 4.33 lakh doses 13 Jan 2021 21:00 By Express News Service KOCHI: The first batch of COVID vaccine arrived at the Kochi airport on Wednesday. At around 11 am, a GoAir airplane landed with 25 boxes of vaccines as Kerala is to receive 4,33,500 doses of vaccines in the first consignment.   …
  • First batch of Covid vaccine to reach Kerala on Wednesday 13 Jan 2021 02:51 By Express News Service KOCHI:  After a long wait, the first batch of Covid vaccine will arrive in the state on Wednesday. The first consignment of 4,33,500 doses will arrive at Kochi airport by late afternoon. Another consignment of vaccine is expected to …
  • A journey through time on Kerala's backwaters 12 Jan 2021 18:11 It’s oddly surprising that a landscape as gorgeous and brimming with opportunities as the backwaters spread across central and southern Kerala is poorly serviced by the government with a tourist perspective. There are the decades-old, wooden boats which …
  • Tests come down, new cases too 12 Jan 2021 06:29 Testing dipped by close to 50% as it does over the weekend every week, resulting in a dip in the number of new cases of COVID-19 reported in the State on Monday. With just 35,281 samples tested over the past 24 hours, the number of new cases on Monday was …
  • Spot rubber prices slip on weak overseas market cues 11 Jan 2021 14:18 Spot rubber lost ground reacting closely to an increase in arrivals and declines in overseas markets on Monday. RSS 4 weakened to ₹151 (152) per kg, according to traders and the Rubber Board. The trend continued to remain mixed as ISNR20 finished flat on …
  • 4,545 new Covid cases in Kerala; test positivity rate at 10% 11 Jan 2021 03:47 Representative imageTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state on Sunday reported 4,545 new cases of Covid-19, including 4,003 through local transmission. At least 422 cases were of unknown sources while 42 healthcare workers were also among the infected. To date, 8,11 …
  • Bird flu: 7 states infected so far, results awaited in Maharashtra, Delhi 11 Jan 2021 00:27 Seven states, namely Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, confirmed the bird flu outbreak within their boundaries Sunday while test results are yet to be known for Delhi and Maharashtra.  The Department …
  • No cases of bird flu in Karnataka; tests negative, says State Health Minister K Sudhakar 10 Jan 2021 09:01 BENGALURU: Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar on Saturday said there was no case of bird flu in the state and all the tests done so far have turned negative. The minister also said that COVID-19 vaccines are expected to arrive in the state soon and would …
  • How frozen ripe jackfruit is slowly making its way into the market 10 Jan 2021 07:43 Frozen ripe jackfruit is the latest addition to the growing market of value-added products from jackfruit. Bibil Thomas, a 29-year-old software engineer from Kumily in Idukki district of Kerala, has launched Jackobyte, which retails frozen ripe bulbs of …
  • Rift widens in NCP; factions convene meetings 10 Jan 2021 02:36 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: The infighting in Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) over Pala Assembly seat appears to be escalating with factions led by A K Saseendran and T P Peethambaran convening separate meetings in Kottayam on Saturday. The …
  • Indian, Pakistani expats win millions in UAE's... 10 Jan 2021 02:28 The winners will share the prize with colleagues and help the needy. The New Year 2021 has kicked off in the best possible way for three expats in the UAE - becoming millionaires by winning the Big Ticket Abu Dhabi draw. The top three winners comprise …
  • Kerala Congress(M) leader Jose K Mani resigns as RS member 09 Jan 2021 21:12 Kerala Congress(M) leader Jose K Mani has resigned as a member of Rajya Sabha, won with the support of the opposition UDF, amid strong indications that he would fight the coming assembly polls as an LDF candidate. Mani said on Saturday that he submitted …
  • Karnataka district bans poultry from bird flu-bit Kerala 09 Jan 2021 19:12 Image Source : ANI Karnataka district bans poultry from bird flu-bit Kerala Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada district banned entry of poultry and their products from bird flu-hit Kerala, an official said on Friday. Poultry and its products like eggs and …
  • Get set, Gokulam! 09 Jan 2021 10:23 Express News Service KOCHI: Kerala has always been one of the hotbeds of Indian football alongside states like West Bengal and Goa. The state has birthed generations of footballers who have excelled at the national level — from Thiruvalla Pappan to I M …
  • Proof not established in Abhaya case, bid to satisfy public thinking: Bishop’s Council 09 Jan 2021 09:41 By Express News Service KOCHI: The Kerala Catholic Bishop’s Council (KCBC), in the editorial of its newly launched news portal, KCBC News, has said the investigation officers had failed to establish evidence in Sr Abhaya murder case.  “Kerala waited for 28 …
  • State’s tally crosses eight lakh mark 09 Jan 2021 07:48 The cumulative COVID-19 case burden of Kerala crossed the eight lakh mark on Friday when the State reported 5,142 new cases when 59,569 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The cumulative case burden of Kerala has risen to 8,01,075 cases. The test …
  • Rubber Board to hold training in latex harvest 08 Jan 2021 17:50 The Rubber Board is organising a two-day training in latex harvest technology on January 12-13 at Rubber Training Institute, Kottayam. The training includes latex harvesting, different types of tapping knives, modern tapping methods, application of …
  • Bird flu outbreak hits poultry prices; sales plummet in North 08 Jan 2021 17:48 The scare caused by the outbreak of avian flu reported in six States has started impacting the beleaguered poultry sector. Prices of poultry products such as chicken meat and eggs have taken a beating over the past couple of days as consumers have started …
  • 20-year-old killed in crash moved from India to study at Fanshawe 08 Jan 2021 03:16 LONDON, ONT -- Police have released the identity of the young man killed in a two-vehicle crash north of London Wednesday. Provincial police say that two other people have been taken to hospital with serious injuries following the crash that happened at 12 …
  • Bird flu: Kerala poultry vehicles banned in Dakshina Kannada district 08 Jan 2021 02:46 By Express News Service MANGALURU: After confirmed cases of bird flu were reported in Kottayam and Alappuzha in Kerala, the Dakshina Kannada district administration on Thursday banned the entry of vehicles carrying poultry and related products into the …
  • Spot rubber steadies in cautious trade 08 Jan 2021 01:23 Spot rubber closed steady as most traders were hesitant to enhance their commitments despite a firm closing in overseas markets on Thursday. RSS 4 finished flat at ₹152 a kg, according to traders and the Rubber Board. The grade was quoted steady at ₹148 a …
  • 12 epicentres of bird flu identified in Kerala, Rajasthan, MP, Gujarat, HP 07 Jan 2021 23:57 NEW DELHI: With thousands of birds dying in several states due to Avian Influenza (or bird flu), the Centre on Wednesday tried to allay fear about transmission of the disease from poultry to humans. Though there is no direct evidence that AI viruses can be …
  • Bird flu outbreak: Centre sends team to Kerala; migratory birds’ toll reaches 3,409 in Himachal 07 Jan 2021 21:07 A three-member Central team comprising top scientists reached Kerala Thursday to assess the situation arising out of the outbreak of bird flu in Alappuzha and Kottayam districts even as its effect began to be felt on the poultry farming industry in several …
  • West Bengal poultry farms on alert over bird flu outbreak in some other states 07 Jan 2021 19:16 By PTI KOLKATA: An organisation of poultry farm owners in West Bengal has asked its members to be on alert in the wake of a bird flu outbreak in various parts of the country and take preventive measures to avoid the spread of the infection, an official …
  • Central team assesses bird-flu outbreak 07 Jan 2021 18:09 A three-member Central team reached the State on Thursday to assess the situation following the outbreak of avian influenza (H5N8) in Alappuzha and Kottayam districts. The team comprising Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s public health expert Ruchi …
  • Cooking made easy 07 Jan 2021 10:09 Express News Service KOCHI: There are many who think that cooking good food is a time consuming task. With her YouTube channel and Instagram page ‘Akshayaas Cameo’, Kottayam native Akshaya Merin Babu is helping those who don’t particularly enjoy cooking …
  • Chennai Corporation set to shield city from bird flu 07 Jan 2021 09:21 Express News Service CHENNAI: In the wake of neighbouring Kerala declaring bird flu (H5N8 virus strain) as a State disaster, the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) officials have been told to stay on alert and check for any abnormalities in birds such as …
  • Bid flu outbreak: Three-member central team reaches Kerala  07 Jan 2021 08:28 By PTI ALAPPUZHA: A three-member central team arrived here on Thursday to assess the situation arising out of the outbreak of bird flu in Alappuzha and Kottayam districts, official sources said. The team comprising Union Health Ministry's public health …
  • Bird flu: Centre deploys multi-disciplinary teams to avian influenza-hit districts of Kerala, Haryana 07 Jan 2021 06:29 NEW DELHI: The Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday it has deployed multi-disciplinary teams to avian influenza-affected Alappuzha and Kottayam districts of Kerala, and Panchkula district of Haryana. On Monday, avian influenza (H5N8) in samples of duck …
  • Bird flu outbreak in four states, Centre issues advisory to contain spread 07 Jan 2021 01:42 The Centre on Wednesday said that Avian Influenza, or the bird flu outbreak, had so far been reported at 12 epicentres across four states — Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh — and issued advisories to contain further spread of the …
  • Bird flu: 4 states asked to keep eye on unusual poultry deaths 07 Jan 2021 01:34 WITH THE Centre notifying the detection of Avian Influenza in two districts of Kerala, the Health Ministry has directed four states to remain vigilant for any unusual poultry deaths and take immediate measures to prevent the spread of the infection. “This …
  • Barring Kerala, all Covid hotspots see daily cases fall 07 Jan 2021 01:29 On most days in the last week, Delhi has reported less than 500 new cases of coronavirus infections, something that has not happened since May last year. The numbers in Delhi have declined steadily for the last two months, beginning the second week …
  • Tight vigil at border checkposts in Nilgiris 07 Jan 2021 01:04 Udhagamandalam: The animal husbandry department has intensified vigil at checkposts on the Tamil Nadu-Kerala interstate border in Gudalur and Pandalur taulks in the district following an outbreak of bird flu in Allepey and Kottayam districts. …
  • Bird flu outbreak | Central team to visit Kerala today 07 Jan 2021 00:14 Officials asked to complete culling, sanitising by January 8. A Central team will visit Kerala on January 7 to assess the bird flu situation, Animal Husbandry Minister K. Raju said on January 6. He was speaking at a review meeting at the District …
  • Bird flu outbreak in four states; Haryana on high alert: Animal Husbandry Secretary Atul Chaturvedi 06 Jan 2021 23:59 By PTI NEW DELHI: Avian influenza or bird flu outbreak has been reported at 12 epicentres in four states -- Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh, while Haryana is on high alert due to unusual mortality at poultry farms in Panchkula, a top …
  • Bird flu impact: Kerala govt approves compensation for duck rearers 06 Jan 2021 19:47 Image Source : PTI Animal Husbandry Department cull ducks en masse following detection of Avian Influenza (H5N8) at four places, in Alappuzha district of Kerala. The Kerala government has sanctioned compensation for duck farmers whose ducks were culled …
  • Bird flu: Chennai Corporation on alert, to observe symptoms of avian influenza 06 Jan 2021 17:16 Express News Service CHENNAI: In the wake of Kerala declaring bird flu (H5N8 virus strain) a state disaster, Greater Chennai Corporation officials have been told to be on the alert and check if any abnormalities are found in birds such as geese and broiler …
  • Bird flu: Kerala Cabinet meeting fixes compensation for poultry farmers 06 Jan 2021 16:40 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The cabinet meeting held on Wednesday decided to give compensation to poultry farmers in the affected areas in the wake of mass culling of birds in Alappuzha and Kottayam. A bird more than two-month-old will be …
  • Bird flu: Over 69,000 birds culled in Kerala's Alappuzha, Kottayam 06 Jan 2021 16:40 By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Over 69,000 birds including ducks and chicken were culled in the districts of Alappuzha and Kottayam to contain the H5N8 strain of bird flu, Kerala Animal Husbandry Minister K Raju said on Wednesday. The minister said 19 Rapid …
  • Bird Flu Scare: Govt confirms Avian Influenza cases in Rajasthan, MP, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala 06 Jan 2021 13:54 Image Source : ANI Government confirms bird flu cases in Rajasthan, MP, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala The Central government on Wednesday confirmed Avian Influenza, commonly known as 'bird flu', cases have been reported from Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, …
  • India adds bird flu to COVID concerns 06 Jan 2021 12:31 Several Indian states have stepped up efforts to contain the spread of avian influenza, or bird flu, after the disease was confirmed in samples of dead birds, officials say. The outbreak comes as India battles the COVID-19 pandemic in which 150,114 people …
  • Indian states sound alert to contain new strain of bird flu 06 Jan 2021 12:00 Several states across India have sounded an alert to contain the H5N8 strain of bird flu while Kerala began culling thousands of chickens and ducks. In southern India, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu stepped up surveillance and formed guidelines following the …
  • Bird Flu scare: Himachal Pradesh on high alert after 2,403 birds die, number likely to increase 06 Jan 2021 11:11 Image Source : FILE Bird Flu Scare: Himachal Pradesh put on high alert after 2,403 birds deaths, number likely to increase  Himachal Pradesh has been put on high alert for avian influenza after over 2,400 birds deaths so far, according to state forest …
  • Bird flu: Karnataka on high alert after cases rise in Kerala [Don't Panic] 06 Jan 2021 07:30 Caught on camera: Man arrested for thrashing calf with brick in Delhi's Mandawali [watch video] A day after the Kerala government declared the outbreak of bird flu (H5N8) in two southern districts as a state disaster, Karnataka has put four bordering …
  • ‘Be careful while handling birds’ 06 Jan 2021 06:37 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With cases of avian flu being reported in Alappuzha and Kottayam, the health department has asked people to be vigilant while handling birds in the district. “The flu transmits from bird to bird and in certain …
  • KSRTC to ply buses for army hiring camp 06 Jan 2021 06:37 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: KSRTC will operate special services in seven districts for youths appearing for army recruitment rally. The services will be run to and fro from the military camp at Pangode in Thiruvananthapuram from January 11 …
  • Culling begins at bird flu hotspots in Alappuzha, Kottayam 06 Jan 2021 06:36 45,000 to be culled in all in Alappuzha, operations to continue in the next two days Culling of birds began on Tuesday morning in the wake of the detection of avian influenza (H5N8) in the Kuttanad region. District Animal Husbandry Officer Santhosh Kumar T …
  • Several States on alert as fear of bird flu grows 06 Jan 2021 06:36 Culling of chickens and ducks began in parts of Kerala on Tuesday to contain the spread of avian influenza, or H5N8, as 2,000 migratory birds were found dead in Himachal Pradesh, and several hundred birds in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Tamil Nadu and …
  • Bird flu in Kerala: Panic grips state, govt orders culling of birds in two districts 06 Jan 2021 05:33 Image Source : PTI Around 1,700 ducks had died in a farm in Neendoor due to bird flu.   The Kerala state government has ordered culling of birds in two districts following an outbreak of bird flu in the region. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday …
  • Govt says no bird flu in state 06 Jan 2021 00:04 Pune: The animal husbandry department on Thursday stated that no bird flu case has been found in Maharashtra and people should consume chicken or eggs without fear. The department said in a statement that it has been conducting bird flu surveys every year. …
  • Bird flu: States on alert; Haryana reports over 4 lakh poultry deaths in 10 days, Kerala culls chickens, ducks 05 Jan 2021 23:14 By PTI NEW DELHI: Several states on Tuesday sounded an alert to contain the H5N8 strain of bird flu and sent samples for testing while Kerala began culling of chickens and ducks. Karnataka and Tamil Nadu stepped up surveillance and formed guidelines …
  • Bird flu: High alert on interstate borders 05 Jan 2021 23:07 Coimbatore/Madurai: The state animal husbandry department has increased vigil at checkposts at the Tamil Nadu–Kerala interstate borders and poultry farms in Namakkal following the outbreak of bird flu in Kerala. Vehicles entering Tamil Nadu from Kerala …
  • Avian Flu Hits India: 40,000 Birds to be Culled in Kerala as Four States on High Alert 05 Jan 2021 16:20 India 09:23 GMT 05.01.2021Get short URL As the world contines to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, countries across Europe and Asia have reported an outbreak of a highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), more commonly known as bird flu. India is …
  • Bird flu: Culling of birds begins in two districts of Kerala 05 Jan 2021 14:51 Alappuzha | Kottayam: Culling of chickens and ducks began on Tuesday in parts of two districts in Kerala to contain H5N8 strain of bird flu there, official sources said. Rapid response teams, set up by the administration, began culling ducks, hens and …
  • Avian Flu Breaks Out In Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh And Kerala 05 Jan 2021 14:15 Avian flu cases have been confirmed in four states, including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala with hundreds of migratory birds and crows being found dead. In Haryana, though there have been suspected avian deaths, the cause is still …
  • Bird flu: 1,800 migratory birds found dead in Himachal, outbreak reported in four states now 05 Jan 2021 12:23 Image Source : GOOGLE Bird flu: 1,800 migratory birds found dead in Himachal, outbreak reported in four states now Himachal Pradesh on Monday became the fourth state to report cases of bird flu after Rajasthan, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh, with officials …
  • High alert: Kerala declares bird flu as state-specific disaster; cases found in Kottayam, Alappuzha 05 Jan 2021 12:08 Jan 05, 2021, 04:21PM ISTSource: Times NowThe bird flu has been declared a state-specific disaster by the Kerala government on Tuesday. The govt has issued a high alert considering the potential of the virus to infect humans. An outbreak of bird flu was …
  • Bird flu outbreak in Kerala: 50,000 birds to be culled in two districts 05 Jan 2021 11:51 Culling of nearly 50,000 birds is in progress in two districts of Kerala after the confirmation of avian flu in the state. There’s no cause for alarm and the situation is expected to be brought under control in three days, a top official said. Dr KM Dileep …
  • High alert in Kerala after Bird flu cases detected 05 Jan 2021 10:01 Two districts in Kerala, Alappuzha and Kottayam, have been put on high alert after bird flu cases have been confirmed in ducks, said state animal husbandry minister K Raju. He said at least 50,000 ducks will be culled to check the spread of the virus and …
  • Bird flu cases in two Kerala districts ring alarm bells 05 Jan 2021 07:11 A high alert has been sounded in Kerala after four bird flu cases were reported in Kottayam and Alappuzha districts, keeping the officials on their toes. The presence of the dreaded virus was confirmed in some ducks following which the State Minister for …
  • Duck farmers in Kerala in deep trouble, seek govt. help 05 Jan 2021 05:11 Around 28,000 ducks perished in the district in the last two weeks. The outbreak of avian influenza (H5N8) in Kuttanad Kerala is set to push duck farmers in the region into deep trouble. The duck farmers, who have seen major setbacks in recent years in the …
  • 6 UK returnees test positive for new Covid strain in Kerala 05 Jan 2021 02:37 Students stand in a queue at college in Thiruvananthapuram as it reopened on MondayTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Six UK returnees to the state have tested positive for the new Coronavirus strain. These include two persons each in Kozhikode and Alappuzha and one each …
  • Losses run up to lakhs, poultry farmers staring at debt trap 05 Jan 2021 01:42 Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Poultry farmers in Kuttanad are staring at another disaster with the avian flu outbreak pulling them into a debt trap. In 2014 and 2016, hundreds of farmers had suffered losses to the tune of crores because of bird flu …
  • Avian flu confirmed: 1,800 migratory birds found dead in Himachal 04 Jan 2021 22:36 SAMPLES OF dead migratory water birds found at the Pong Dam Lake in Himachal Pradesh have tested positive for avian influenza or bird flu. It has now become the fifth state to report suspected cases of bird flu after Haryana, Rajasthan, Kerala and Madhya …
  • Mutant Covid Strain: 8 New Cases Reported In Maharashtra, 6 In Kerala, 3 In Karnataka 04 Jan 2021 22:32 Three more people who returned from the UK have tested positive for the mutant strain of coronavirus, taking the total of such cases to ten in Karnataka, state health minister Dr K Sudhakar said on Monday. He also said 75 people who returned from the UK …
  • Bird flu confirmed in dead migratory birds in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra, after cases reported in Raj, MP and Kerala 04 Jan 2021 20:36 SHIMLA: Migratory birds found dead at Pong Dam Lake in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district have tested positive for bird flu, according to officials, the fourth state to report cases of the dreaded avian influenza in recent days. Around 1,800 migratory …
  • Kerala PSU produces 83,000 litres of sanitiser to distribute in schools 04 Jan 2021 19:35 Thiruvananthapuram: A state-run pharmaceutical company has produced 83,000 litres of sanitiser to distribute in government and aided schools in Kerala. As educational institutions reopened in compliance with the COVID-19 protocol last week, the Kerala …
  • Kerala to go for massive culling of ducks after avian influenza virus found in dead birds 04 Jan 2021 19:33 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: The Kerala Animal Husbandry Department (AHD) has taken steps to cull ducks on a large scale after the avian influenza virus strain was identified on the ones that were found dead in the Kuttanad region last week. Kerala …
  • Six UK returnees to Kerala test positive for new COVID strain: Health Minister KK Shailaja 04 Jan 2021 19:33 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Six persons who returned to the state from United Kingdom have tested positive for the new Covid-19 variant which is considered to be more contagious. The affected included two family members each from Kozhikode …
  • Bird flu virus alert issued in Kerala 04 Jan 2021 19:32 The reported outbreak of bird flu in parts of Kottayam and Alappuzha districts in Kerala has prompted the authorities to cull all the birds in the one km radius of the affected areas. The disease was confirmed in Nedumudi, Thakazhi, Pallippad, Karuvatta in …
  • Over 170 more birds found dead in Rajasthan 04 Jan 2021 18:49 Over 170 new bird deaths were reported in Rajasthan on Monday, amid an outbreak of bird flu in some parts of the country, officials said. According to the Animal Husbandry department, over 425 deaths of crows, herons and other birds have been reported in …
  • Centre suspends MD of Hindustan Newsprint 03 Jan 2021 16:23 The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises has suspended R. Gopala Rao, Managing Director of Hindustan Newsprint Ltd, Velloor near Kottayam from the post, pending further inquiry. Rao has been placed under suspension with immediate effect till …
  • Malayalam film director Shaji Pandavath passes away  03 Jan 2021 15:36 By PTI KOTTAYAM: Noted Malayalam screenplay writer and movie director Shaji Pandavath died at a private hospital here on Sunday due to heart-related ailments, film industry sources said. The 63-year-old film personality, hailing from Alappuzha district, …
  • COVID-19 | 4,991 cases added to Kerala’s tally 02 Jan 2021 10:03 Kerala reported 4,991 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, when 52,790 samples were tested in 24 hours, taking the State’s cumulative COVID-19 burden to 7,65,924 cases. Test positivity rate showed no sign of relenting and remained at 9.45%. It has remained …
  • Spot rubber skids on holiday mood 01 Jan 2021 17:05 Spot rubber finished lower in the first trading day of the year on Friday. The absence of global guidance as the major overseas markets were on New Year holidays and the declines in domestic futures took the steam out of the market during the session. RSS …
  • KSINC bets big on cruise voyages, targets ₹100-crore biz next fiscal 31 Dec 2020 14:00 Pinning hopes on inland water transport, coastal shipping and tourism, the Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation is eyeing a doubling of its business revenue to ₹100 crore in the next financial year. Against the targeted turnover of ₹50 crore …
  • Kerala's first woman IPS officer and DGP Sreelekha to retire after 33 years in uniform 31 Dec 2020 09:44 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: R Sreelekha, the first woman IPS officer from Kerala and the first woman officer in the state to adorn the rank of DGP, will retire on Thursday, bringing the curtains down on an illustrious career in uniform that …
  • COVID-19 | Death toll crosses 3,000 in Kerala 30 Dec 2020 09:55 The case graph of new COVID-19 cases continues to show an upsurge, with the State reporting 5,887 new cases on Tuesday when 61,778 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The cumulative toll crossed the 3,000 mark to register a total of 3,014 deaths when …
  • Pinarayi’s biased stance, allegations unfortunate: Orthodox Church 30 Dec 2020 02:37 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: Voicing strong protest at Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s criticism of the Orthodox faction on the issue of the inter-Church dispute, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church leadership called the chief minister’s remarks …
  • Church dispute: Modi meets Jacobite members 29 Dec 2020 18:54 A high-level delegation from the Jacobite Syrian Christian Church apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday about the “gross denial of justice and trampling of democratic rights” of their members. “Parishioners belonging to the Jacobite faction are …
  • Anna Katharina Valayil breaks stereotypes with her music 29 Dec 2020 05:58   Anna Katharina Valayil is on fire. The indie singer-lyricist-composer has defied all stereotypes in her new single, ‘Flames’. “It is about a woman who knows what she wants and is unabashed about her physicality. She is on the dance floor, burning with …
  • Arya Rajendran creates history, but ruckus mars chair elections elsewhere 29 Dec 2020 01:45 By Express News Service T’PURAM/BUREAUS: Amid ruckus and allegations of foul play at many places, the new mayors of six corporations and chairpersons of 86 municipalities in the state were elected on Monday. Though her election was a foregone …
  • Rubber board to conduct Dry Rubber Content test training 28 Dec 2020 12:25 Rubber Board is organising a two day training programme in testing of Dry Rubber Content (DRC) of field latex/concentrated latex as per standards at Rubber Training Institute, Kottayam. According to a press release issued by the Board, the training …
  • Jailing of killer priest, nun fuels crisis in India's Catholic Church 28 Dec 2020 06:19 Bringing a dramatic end to a nearly three decade old case, a court in the southern Indian state of Kerala has convicted a Catholic priest and a nun of murdering a convent member. The ruling has contributed to a growing crisis in India's Catholic Church …
  • Tracking India’s Toppers: Fewer women move abroad, many cite family as factor in career — High up ladder, gender still matters 27 Dec 2020 23:42 Vartika Bhandari, 40, ISC 1998 Board topper from Allahabad, is a senior staff software engineer with Google in San Francisco. Chaitra Chandrasekhar, 38, ICSE 1998 topper from a Bangalore school, is partner at consulting firm Oliver Wyman in New York. …

  • Isaac’s allocation fails to satisfy Chellanam folks 16 Jan 2021 19:31 By Express News Service KOCHI: Though the finance minister allocated Rs100 crore in the state budget for constructing seawall in many coastal areas, including the Cherthala – Chellanam stretch, it failed to satisfy the residents of Chellanam who have borne …
  • Vyttila chaos: Cops ask works dept to widen the passage under flyover 15 Jan 2021 09:29 By Express News Service KOCHI: With the traffic congestion at Vyttila junction not easing even after the flyover was opened for traffic, the city police have approached the Public Works Department (PWD) NH wing with a proposal to widen the road under the …
  • 5-yr-old Indian impresses British karate champ 14 Jan 2021 17:07 LONDON: Five-year-old Indian girl Varsha Vinod, who is considered the world's youngest black belt, has surprised a British karate champion with her skills when she had a spar with him. Although the match was not for real, Juan Moreno, who is expected …
  • Kerala receives 1st batch of Covishield 14 Jan 2021 10:51 Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], January 13 (ANI): Kerala received the COVID-19 vaccine "Covishield" on Wednesday in two batches at Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. The first batch arrived at Kochi International Airport with 2.99 lakh doses in a …
  • How serious is the bird flu situation? 14 Jan 2021 07:22 The new year has brought some bad news for the ₹1-lakh-crore poultry sector. The outbreak of avian flu, or bird flu, reported since the beginning of January, has affected poultry sales, particularly in North India where the daily business has been hit by …
  • Capital district all set for vaccination drive 13 Jan 2021 03:21 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : The state government is all set to launch phase I of Covid-19 vaccination on Saturday which would cover around 3.3 lakh healthcare workers across Kerala. As per the registered list, there are approximately 55,000 …
  • First batch of Covid vaccine to reach Kerala on Wednesday 13 Jan 2021 02:51 By Express News Service KOCHI:  After a long wait, the first batch of Covid vaccine will arrive in the state on Wednesday. The first consignment of 4,33,500 doses will arrive at Kochi airport by late afternoon. Another consignment of vaccine is expected to …
  • A journey through time on Kerala's backwaters 12 Jan 2021 18:11 It’s oddly surprising that a landscape as gorgeous and brimming with opportunities as the backwaters spread across central and southern Kerala is poorly serviced by the government with a tourist perspective. There are the decades-old, wooden boats which …
  • Breathe in, easy 12 Jan 2021 11:55 By Express News Service KOCHI: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe chronic lung diseases that limit the flow of air to the lungs. The most common symptoms of COPD are breathlessness and chronic cough. However, …
  • How 2021 has brought the focus back on heritage conservation 12 Jan 2021 06:30 Here’s an overview of some significant developments in the heritage sector across different regions in India Visakhapatnam The year 2021 will give a fresh lease of life to one of the most significant iconic heritage structures of Visakhapatnam: the 120- …
  • Tests come down, new cases too 12 Jan 2021 06:29 Testing dipped by close to 50% as it does over the weekend every week, resulting in a dip in the number of new cases of COVID-19 reported in the State on Monday. With just 35,281 samples tested over the past 24 hours, the number of new cases on Monday was …
  • The Hindu Explains | How serious is the bird flu outbreak in India, and how can it be contained? 11 Jan 2021 09:42 Does bird flu pose a threat to human beings? Why does bird flu recur? Did the major outbreaks not help form strategies? The story so far: Avian influenza, popularly known as bird flu, has been reported from Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal …
  • Kudumbashree to pilot Coir and Craft stores 11 Jan 2021 07:51 The Kudumbashree Mission will pilot two Coir and Craft stores in the State to provide a market for products manufactured by industries such as coir that employ women in large numbers. The stores are being set up as part of the Chief Minister’s 100-day …
  • Avian Influenza confirmed in 7 states: What we know so far 11 Jan 2021 05:38 Image Source : PTI Alappuzha: Animal Husbandry Department cull ducks en masse following detection of Avian Influenza (H5N8), in Alappuzha district of Kerala, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. As many as 1,200 birds were found dead across India on Saturday, including …
  • Kadavanthra-Tripunithura traffic diverted at Vyttila 11 Jan 2021 05:17 By Express News Service KOCHI: With the traffic congestion at Vyttila junction remaining unchanged despite the opening of the new flyover on Saturday, the traffic police imposed a diversion on Sunday morning.  Vehicles coming from the Kadavanthra side …
  • 4,545 new Covid cases in Kerala; test positivity rate at 10% 11 Jan 2021 03:47 Representative imageTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state on Sunday reported 4,545 new cases of Covid-19, including 4,003 through local transmission. At least 422 cases were of unknown sources while 42 healthcare workers were also among the infected. To date, 8,11 …
  • Bird flu: 7 states infected so far, results awaited in Maharashtra, Delhi 11 Jan 2021 00:27 Seven states, namely Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, confirmed the bird flu outbreak within their boundaries Sunday while test results are yet to be known for Delhi and Maharashtra.  The Department …
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Spotlight on comeback man Sreesanth and skipper Samson as Kerala plays Puducherry 10 Jan 2021 16:01 Express News Service KOCHI: All the talk in Kerala's build-up to the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament has been surrounding the return of S Sreesanth. The 37-year-old is set to return to the cricket field after a long gap of nearly eight years as Kerala take …
  • No cases of bird flu in Karnataka; tests negative, says State Health Minister K Sudhakar 10 Jan 2021 09:01 BENGALURU: Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar on Saturday said there was no case of bird flu in the state and all the tests done so far have turned negative. The minister also said that COVID-19 vaccines are expected to arrive in the state soon and would …
  • Finding Sukumara Kurup: Recreating a 37-year-old murder case that has become folklore in Kerala 10 Jan 2021 07:40 On a foggy morning, around 4 am on January 22, 1984, a man burst into the Mavelikara police station startling the head constable on duty there. A black Ambassador with the license plate KLQ-7831 was going up in flames in the middle of a paddy field with an …
  • Karnataka district bans poultry from bird flu-bit Kerala 09 Jan 2021 19:12 Image Source : ANI Karnataka district bans poultry from bird flu-bit Kerala Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada district banned entry of poultry and their products from bird flu-hit Kerala, an official said on Friday. Poultry and its products like eggs and …
  • Long wait over, CM to open Vyttila and Kundannoor flyovers on Saturday 09 Jan 2021 10:23 By Express News Service KOCHI: Putting speculation and controversy to rest, the state government is all set to open the Vyttila and Kundannoor flyover for traffic on Saturday. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the Vyttila flyover through an …
  • State’s tally crosses eight lakh mark 09 Jan 2021 07:48 The cumulative COVID-19 case burden of Kerala crossed the eight lakh mark on Friday when the State reported 5,142 new cases when 59,569 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The cumulative case burden of Kerala has risen to 8,01,075 cases. The test …
  • Explained: The return of bird flu 09 Jan 2021 02:01 After bird flu (avian influenza) was confirmed in Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh, high alert has been sounded in Maharashtra. Several states, which have been reporting deaths of birds, including crows and migratory species …
  • Covid-19: Here’s how second vaccine dry run unfolded across country 08 Jan 2021 13:27 A second dry run for the Covid-19 vaccination roll-out was conducted in select hospitals across the country on Friday, five days after the first mock drill was held. The nationwide exercise was done to understand the best way to administer the vaccine and …
  • Gross violation of Covid protocol during spot admission at KU 08 Jan 2021 03:19 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Social distancing norms were widely flouted during the spot admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Kerala senate house campus here on Thursday. Hundreds of students along with their parents …
  • Study on bird flu, Covid starts in Alappuzha 08 Jan 2021 02:46 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: The central team tasked to study the avian influenza outbreak and the impact of Covid-19 spread began its investigations in the district on Thursday. Public health specialist of the Union Ministry of Family Welfare Dr …
  • Bird flu: Kerala poultry vehicles banned in Dakshina Kannada district 08 Jan 2021 02:46 By Express News Service MANGALURU: After confirmed cases of bird flu were reported in Kottayam and Alappuzha in Kerala, the Dakshina Kannada district administration on Thursday banned the entry of vehicles carrying poultry and related products into the …
  • 12 epicentres of bird flu identified in Kerala, Rajasthan, MP, Gujarat, HP 07 Jan 2021 23:57 NEW DELHI: With thousands of birds dying in several states due to Avian Influenza (or bird flu), the Centre on Wednesday tried to allay fear about transmission of the disease from poultry to humans. Though there is no direct evidence that AI viruses can be …
  • Bird flu outbreak: Centre sends team to Kerala; migratory birds’ toll reaches 3,409 in Himachal 07 Jan 2021 21:07 A three-member Central team comprising top scientists reached Kerala Thursday to assess the situation arising out of the outbreak of bird flu in Alappuzha and Kottayam districts even as its effect began to be felt on the poultry farming industry in several …
  • West Bengal poultry farms on alert over bird flu outbreak in some other states 07 Jan 2021 19:16 By PTI KOLKATA: An organisation of poultry farm owners in West Bengal has asked its members to be on alert in the wake of a bird flu outbreak in various parts of the country and take preventive measures to avoid the spread of the infection, an official …
  • Central team assesses bird-flu outbreak 07 Jan 2021 18:09 A three-member Central team reached the State on Thursday to assess the situation following the outbreak of avian influenza (H5N8) in Alappuzha and Kottayam districts. The team comprising Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s public health expert Ruchi …
  • Chennai Corporation set to shield city from bird flu 07 Jan 2021 09:21 Express News Service CHENNAI: In the wake of neighbouring Kerala declaring bird flu (H5N8 virus strain) as a State disaster, the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) officials have been told to stay on alert and check for any abnormalities in birds such as …
  • Bid flu outbreak: Three-member central team reaches Kerala  07 Jan 2021 08:28 By PTI ALAPPUZHA: A three-member central team arrived here on Thursday to assess the situation arising out of the outbreak of bird flu in Alappuzha and Kottayam districts, official sources said. The team comprising Union Health Ministry's public health …
  • Bird flu: Centre deploys multi-disciplinary teams to avian influenza-hit districts of Kerala, Haryana 07 Jan 2021 06:29 NEW DELHI: The Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday it has deployed multi-disciplinary teams to avian influenza-affected Alappuzha and Kottayam districts of Kerala, and Panchkula district of Haryana. On Monday, avian influenza (H5N8) in samples of duck …
  • Bird flu outbreak in four states, Centre issues advisory to contain spread 07 Jan 2021 01:42 The Centre on Wednesday said that Avian Influenza, or the bird flu outbreak, had so far been reported at 12 epicentres across four states — Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh — and issued advisories to contain further spread of the …
  • Bird flu: 4 states asked to keep eye on unusual poultry deaths 07 Jan 2021 01:34 WITH THE Centre notifying the detection of Avian Influenza in two districts of Kerala, the Health Ministry has directed four states to remain vigilant for any unusual poultry deaths and take immediate measures to prevent the spread of the infection. “This …
  • Bird flu outbreak | Central team to visit Kerala today 07 Jan 2021 00:14 Officials asked to complete culling, sanitising by January 8. A Central team will visit Kerala on January 7 to assess the bird flu situation, Animal Husbandry Minister K. Raju said on January 6. He was speaking at a review meeting at the District …
  • Bird flu outbreak in four states; Haryana on high alert: Animal Husbandry Secretary Atul Chaturvedi 06 Jan 2021 23:59 By PTI NEW DELHI: Avian influenza or bird flu outbreak has been reported at 12 epicentres in four states -- Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh, while Haryana is on high alert due to unusual mortality at poultry farms in Panchkula, a top …
  • Bird flu impact: Kerala govt approves compensation for duck rearers 06 Jan 2021 19:47 Image Source : PTI Animal Husbandry Department cull ducks en masse following detection of Avian Influenza (H5N8) at four places, in Alappuzha district of Kerala. The Kerala government has sanctioned compensation for duck farmers whose ducks were culled …
  • Bird flu: Chennai Corporation on alert, to observe symptoms of avian influenza 06 Jan 2021 17:16 Express News Service CHENNAI: In the wake of Kerala declaring bird flu (H5N8 virus strain) a state disaster, Greater Chennai Corporation officials have been told to be on the alert and check if any abnormalities are found in birds such as geese and broiler …
  • Bird flu: Kerala Cabinet meeting fixes compensation for poultry farmers 06 Jan 2021 16:40 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The cabinet meeting held on Wednesday decided to give compensation to poultry farmers in the affected areas in the wake of mass culling of birds in Alappuzha and Kottayam. A bird more than two-month-old will be …
  • Head of new Kerala political outfit arrested over unauthorised opening of Vyttila flyover 06 Jan 2021 16:40 By Express News Service KOCHI: Kochi police on Wednesday arrested four persons including V4Kerala's founder Nipun Cherian for the opening of the ready-for-inauguration Vyttila flyover for traffic on Tuesday night, leading to chaos on the flyover. …
  • Bird flu: Over 69,000 birds culled in Kerala's Alappuzha, Kottayam 06 Jan 2021 16:40 By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Over 69,000 birds including ducks and chicken were culled in the districts of Alappuzha and Kottayam to contain the H5N8 strain of bird flu, Kerala Animal Husbandry Minister K Raju said on Wednesday. The minister said 19 Rapid …
  • Bird Flu Scare: Govt confirms Avian Influenza cases in Rajasthan, MP, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala 06 Jan 2021 13:54 Image Source : ANI Government confirms bird flu cases in Rajasthan, MP, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala The Central government on Wednesday confirmed Avian Influenza, commonly known as 'bird flu', cases have been reported from Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, …
  • Indian states sound alert to contain new strain of bird flu 06 Jan 2021 12:00 Several states across India have sounded an alert to contain the H5N8 strain of bird flu while Kerala began culling thousands of chickens and ducks. In southern India, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu stepped up surveillance and formed guidelines following the …
  • Bird Flu scare: Himachal Pradesh on high alert after 2,403 birds die, number likely to increase 06 Jan 2021 11:11 Image Source : FILE Bird Flu Scare: Himachal Pradesh put on high alert after 2,403 birds deaths, number likely to increase  Himachal Pradesh has been put on high alert for avian influenza after over 2,400 birds deaths so far, according to state forest …
  • ‘Be careful while handling birds’ 06 Jan 2021 06:37 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With cases of avian flu being reported in Alappuzha and Kottayam, the health department has asked people to be vigilant while handling birds in the district. “The flu transmits from bird to bird and in certain …
  • KSRTC to ply buses for army hiring camp 06 Jan 2021 06:37 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: KSRTC will operate special services in seven districts for youths appearing for army recruitment rally. The services will be run to and fro from the military camp at Pangode in Thiruvananthapuram from January 11 …
  • Culling begins at bird flu hotspots in Alappuzha, Kottayam 06 Jan 2021 06:36 45,000 to be culled in all in Alappuzha, operations to continue in the next two days Culling of birds began on Tuesday morning in the wake of the detection of avian influenza (H5N8) in the Kuttanad region. District Animal Husbandry Officer Santhosh Kumar T …
  • Several States on alert as fear of bird flu grows 06 Jan 2021 06:36 Culling of chickens and ducks began in parts of Kerala on Tuesday to contain the spread of avian influenza, or H5N8, as 2,000 migratory birds were found dead in Himachal Pradesh, and several hundred birds in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Tamil Nadu and …
  • Bird flu in Kerala: Panic grips state, govt orders culling of birds in two districts 06 Jan 2021 05:33 Image Source : PTI Around 1,700 ducks had died in a farm in Neendoor due to bird flu.   The Kerala state government has ordered culling of birds in two districts following an outbreak of bird flu in the region. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday …
  • Govt says no bird flu in state 06 Jan 2021 00:04 Pune: The animal husbandry department on Thursday stated that no bird flu case has been found in Maharashtra and people should consume chicken or eggs without fear. The department said in a statement that it has been conducting bird flu surveys every year. …
  • Cattle smuggling & illegal coal mining: Inspector among six Bengal cops called for questioning by CBI 06 Jan 2021 00:03 The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned six state police officials, including a senior officer and an inspector, in connection with its probe into a cattle smuggling racket and an illegal coal mining case. Sources said the officials had been …
  • Bird flu: States on alert; Haryana reports over 4 lakh poultry deaths in 10 days, Kerala culls chickens, ducks 05 Jan 2021 23:14 By PTI NEW DELHI: Several states on Tuesday sounded an alert to contain the H5N8 strain of bird flu and sent samples for testing while Kerala began culling of chickens and ducks. Karnataka and Tamil Nadu stepped up surveillance and formed guidelines …
  • Avian Flu Hits India: 40,000 Birds to be Culled in Kerala as Four States on High Alert 05 Jan 2021 16:20 India 09:23 GMT 05.01.2021Get short URL As the world contines to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, countries across Europe and Asia have reported an outbreak of a highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), more commonly known as bird flu. India is …
  • Bird flu: Culling of birds begins in two districts of Kerala 05 Jan 2021 14:51 Alappuzha | Kottayam: Culling of chickens and ducks began on Tuesday in parts of two districts in Kerala to contain H5N8 strain of bird flu there, official sources said. Rapid response teams, set up by the administration, began culling ducks, hens and …
  • Avian Flu Breaks Out In Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh And Kerala 05 Jan 2021 14:15 Avian flu cases have been confirmed in four states, including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala with hundreds of migratory birds and crows being found dead. In Haryana, though there have been suspected avian deaths, the cause is still …
  • Bird flu: 1,800 migratory birds found dead in Himachal, outbreak reported in four states now 05 Jan 2021 12:23 Image Source : GOOGLE Bird flu: 1,800 migratory birds found dead in Himachal, outbreak reported in four states now Himachal Pradesh on Monday became the fourth state to report cases of bird flu after Rajasthan, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh, with officials …
  • High alert: Kerala declares bird flu as state-specific disaster; cases found in Kottayam, Alappuzha 05 Jan 2021 12:08 Jan 05, 2021, 04:21PM ISTSource: Times NowThe bird flu has been declared a state-specific disaster by the Kerala government on Tuesday. The govt has issued a high alert considering the potential of the virus to infect humans. An outbreak of bird flu was …
  • Bird flu outbreak in Kerala: 50,000 birds to be culled in two districts 05 Jan 2021 11:51 Culling of nearly 50,000 birds is in progress in two districts of Kerala after the confirmation of avian flu in the state. There’s no cause for alarm and the situation is expected to be brought under control in three days, a top official said. Dr KM Dileep …
  • High alert in Kerala after Bird flu cases detected 05 Jan 2021 10:01 Two districts in Kerala, Alappuzha and Kottayam, have been put on high alert after bird flu cases have been confirmed in ducks, said state animal husbandry minister K Raju. He said at least 50,000 ducks will be culled to check the spread of the virus and …
  • Bird flu cases in two Kerala districts ring alarm bells 05 Jan 2021 07:11 A high alert has been sounded in Kerala after four bird flu cases were reported in Kottayam and Alappuzha districts, keeping the officials on their toes. The presence of the dreaded virus was confirmed in some ducks following which the State Minister for …
  • Duck farmers in Kerala in deep trouble, seek govt. help 05 Jan 2021 05:11 Around 28,000 ducks perished in the district in the last two weeks. The outbreak of avian influenza (H5N8) in Kuttanad Kerala is set to push duck farmers in the region into deep trouble. The duck farmers, who have seen major setbacks in recent years in the …
  • 6 UK returnees test positive for new Covid strain in Kerala 05 Jan 2021 02:37 Students stand in a queue at college in Thiruvananthapuram as it reopened on MondayTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Six UK returnees to the state have tested positive for the new Coronavirus strain. These include two persons each in Kozhikode and Alappuzha and one each …
  • Covid delays adoption of children    05 Jan 2021 01:47 Express News Service KOCHI: 1,017 prospective adoptive parents in the state are continuing their harrowing wait for a child, as the pandemic has slowed down adoption process in Kerala. The lockdown halted it for nearly three months. Couples who have …
  • Losses run up to lakhs, poultry farmers staring at debt trap 05 Jan 2021 01:42 Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Poultry farmers in Kuttanad are staring at another disaster with the avian flu outbreak pulling them into a debt trap. In 2014 and 2016, hundreds of farmers had suffered losses to the tune of crores because of bird flu …
  • Avian flu confirmed: 1,800 migratory birds found dead in Himachal 04 Jan 2021 22:36 SAMPLES OF dead migratory water birds found at the Pong Dam Lake in Himachal Pradesh have tested positive for avian influenza or bird flu. It has now become the fifth state to report suspected cases of bird flu after Haryana, Rajasthan, Kerala and Madhya …
  • Mutant Covid Strain: 8 New Cases Reported In Maharashtra, 6 In Kerala, 3 In Karnataka 04 Jan 2021 22:32 Three more people who returned from the UK have tested positive for the mutant strain of coronavirus, taking the total of such cases to ten in Karnataka, state health minister Dr K Sudhakar said on Monday. He also said 75 people who returned from the UK …
  • Bird flu confirmed in dead migratory birds in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra, after cases reported in Raj, MP and Kerala 04 Jan 2021 20:36 SHIMLA: Migratory birds found dead at Pong Dam Lake in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district have tested positive for bird flu, according to officials, the fourth state to report cases of the dreaded avian influenza in recent days. Around 1,800 migratory …
  • Covid retest for EICL staff found hanging 04 Jan 2021 19:38 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The nasopharyngeal swab of Prabhulachandran, who was found hanging in the restroom of English Indian Clays Limited (EICL) at Kochuveli, has sent to National Institute of Virology, Alappuzha, for Covid …
  • Kerala PSU produces 83,000 litres of sanitiser to distribute in schools 04 Jan 2021 19:35 Thiruvananthapuram: A state-run pharmaceutical company has produced 83,000 litres of sanitiser to distribute in government and aided schools in Kerala. As educational institutions reopened in compliance with the COVID-19 protocol last week, the Kerala …
  • Kerala to go for massive culling of ducks after avian influenza virus found in dead birds 04 Jan 2021 19:33 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: The Kerala Animal Husbandry Department (AHD) has taken steps to cull ducks on a large scale after the avian influenza virus strain was identified on the ones that were found dead in the Kuttanad region last week. Kerala …
  • Six UK returnees to Kerala test positive for new COVID strain: Health Minister KK Shailaja 04 Jan 2021 19:33 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Six persons who returned to the state from United Kingdom have tested positive for the new Covid-19 variant which is considered to be more contagious. The affected included two family members each from Kozhikode …
  • Bird flu virus alert issued in Kerala 04 Jan 2021 19:32 The reported outbreak of bird flu in parts of Kottayam and Alappuzha districts in Kerala has prompted the authorities to cull all the birds in the one km radius of the affected areas. The disease was confirmed in Nedumudi, Thakazhi, Pallippad, Karuvatta in …
  • Over 170 more birds found dead in Rajasthan 04 Jan 2021 18:49 Over 170 new bird deaths were reported in Rajasthan on Monday, amid an outbreak of bird flu in some parts of the country, officials said. According to the Animal Husbandry department, over 425 deaths of crows, herons and other birds have been reported in …
  • Malayalam film director Shaji Pandavath passes away  03 Jan 2021 15:36 By PTI KOTTAYAM: Noted Malayalam screenplay writer and movie director Shaji Pandavath died at a private hospital here on Sunday due to heart-related ailments, film industry sources said. The 63-year-old film personality, hailing from Alappuzha district, …
  • No lapse from party leadership in Alappuzha: CPM 03 Jan 2021 02:09 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Days after the CPM faced open resentment from party cadre in Alappuzha, the district leadership gave a report to the state committee absolving the leadership of any lapse. However, the protest has not gone down …
  • COVID-19 | 4,991 cases added to Kerala’s tally 02 Jan 2021 10:03 Kerala reported 4,991 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, when 52,790 samples were tested in 24 hours, taking the State’s cumulative COVID-19 burden to 7,65,924 cases. Test positivity rate showed no sign of relenting and remained at 9.45%. It has remained …
  • Northeast monsoon ends, normal rain recorded in South barring Kerala 02 Jan 2021 01:06 The southern states recorded normal rainfall during the recently concluded Northeast monsoon season, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said. Kerala, however, ended with a 26 per cent deficit of rainfall this season. The Northeast monsoon, which …
  • Saiju Kurup: I love to essay all kinds of roles 01 Jan 2021 09:21 Saiju Kurup cannot ask for a more delightful way to ring in the new year. With the ups and downs of 2020 behind, the Mollywood actor opens another chapter in his 15-year career in tinseltown with a lead role in Guardian that goes for a direct OTT release …
  • On my table this year... 2021 01 Jan 2021 07:18 What do the people who feed us — farmers, fishermen, entrepreneurs — want 2021 to taste like? Their new year resolutions comprise new habits, old aspirations, and large helping of lockdown learnings A love-hate affair with fries Monisha Mohan, partner, …
  • No looking back vision 2021  01 Jan 2021 01:01 By Express News Service KOCHI: It’s tricky to crystal gaze 2021, especially since the predictions of 2020 went out of the window, thanks to Covid-19. It appears 2021 will be even tougher as the newly-identified strain of the virus has left everyone puzzled …
  • A tech-savvy dawn for MVD 01 Jan 2021 01:01 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Ensuring seamless enforcement activities, the Motor Vehicles Department in the state is set to introduce 700 automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras with artificial intelligence under the Safe Kerala …
  • CBI Summons Mamata Nephew’s Aide In Cattle Smuggling Case 31 Dec 2020 20:15 The CBI has summoned Binay Mishra, believed to be a confidante of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee, on January 4 for questioning in connection with a cattle smuggling case, officials said on Thursday. Earlier during the …
  • Kerala's first woman IPS officer and DGP Sreelekha to retire after 33 years in uniform 31 Dec 2020 09:44 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: R Sreelekha, the first woman IPS officer from Kerala and the first woman officer in the state to adorn the rank of DGP, will retire on Thursday, bringing the curtains down on an illustrious career in uniform that …
  • Sreesanth included in Kerala team for Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 31 Dec 2020 04:56 Image Source : GETTY IMAGES Sreesanth Former India pacer S Sreesanth is all set to play in domestic cricket as he was included in the Kerala list of players for the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament scheduled for early next month, ending his long wait after …
  • Woman arrested in ganja, arrack case remanded, hunt on for other accused  30 Dec 2020 22:42 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Mavelikkara Judicial First Class Magistrate Court has remanded a 32-year-old woman, who was arrested for keeping around 29 kg of ganja and arrack in her house at Kayamkulam. Mavelikkara Sub Inspector Ebi P Mathew said …
  • Pinarayi’s self-appraisal: 570 of 600 promises delivered by LDF govt 30 Dec 2020 22:42 By Express News Service KOCHI: 570/600! That is the number of promises the LDF government has delivered from its 2016 election manifesto, according to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Buoyed by the LDF’s thumping win in the local body polls and ahead …
  • Sreesanth likely to play for Kerala 30 Dec 2020 14:01 Named among probables for Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament. IMAGE: S Sreesanth was included in the list of players for the local T20 event in Alappuzha this month. Photograph: Files Former India pacer S Sreesanth is all set to play in domestic cricket as he was …
  • Sreesanth in Kerala team for Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 30 Dec 2020 12:32 Former India pacer S Sreesanth is all set to play in domestic cricket as he was included in the Kerala team for the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament scheduled for early next month, ending his long wait after completing a seven-year-ban on charges of match- …
  • S Sreesanth named in Kerala squad for Syed Mushtaq Ali T20: Thanks for all the support and love 30 Dec 2020 11:11 Fast bowler S Sreesanth is all set to return to competitive cricket as he has been named in Kerala's squad for the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament next month. Sreesanth was handed a life ban in 2013 by the Board of Control for Cricket in India …
  • COVID-19 | Death toll crosses 3,000 in Kerala 30 Dec 2020 09:55 The case graph of new COVID-19 cases continues to show an upsurge, with the State reporting 5,887 new cases on Tuesday when 61,778 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The cumulative toll crossed the 3,000 mark to register a total of 3,014 deaths when …
  • After popular Malayalam actress, another woman faces sexual harassment at mall 29 Dec 2020 01:53 By Express News Service KOCHI: Close on the heels of an actor being subjected to sexual harassment at LuLu Mall, another woman has alleged that she had faced a similar experience in the mall. The Alappuzha-based young woman lodged a complaint with the …
  • Arya Rajendran creates history, but ruckus mars chair elections elsewhere 29 Dec 2020 01:45 By Express News Service T’PURAM/BUREAUS: Amid ruckus and allegations of foul play at many places, the new mayors of six corporations and chairpersons of 86 municipalities in the state were elected on Monday. Though her election was a foregone …
  • Two prisoners escape from Covid-19 centre in Perumbavoor 27 Dec 2020 23:14 By Express News Service KOCHI: Two prisoners housed in the Covid First-Line Treatment Centre (CFLTC) at the EMS Town Hall, Perumbavoor, escaped in the early hours of Sunday. Vineeth, 22, a native of Edathua, Alappuzha, and Mishel Shafeek, 22, a resident of …

  • Kerala receives 1st batch of Covishield 14 Jan 2021 10:51 Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], January 13 (ANI): Kerala received the COVID-19 vaccine "Covishield" on Wednesday in two batches at Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. The first batch arrived at Kochi International Airport with 2.99 lakh doses in a …
  • All set for Makaravilakku festival 14 Jan 2021 09:33 With just hours left for the Makaravilakku festival to begin at Sabarimala, all arrangements have been completed for the smooth conduct of the event amidst COVID-19 restrictions. As part of it, purification rituals, including the Bimbasudhi, were performed …
  • Amid pandemic, subdued Makaravilakku festivities at Sabarimala this year 14 Jan 2021 09:27 In contrast to last year, when nearly three lakh people thronged the Sabarimala temple premises, the festivities of Makaravilakku today, the most important day of the annual pilgrimage, will wear a subdued look as a result of the ongoing pandemic. Only …
  • Royal charm of Travancore kingdom to be revived 13 Jan 2021 03:21 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Aiming to showcase the cultural richness of the erstwhile Travancore kingdom, the state government is set to launch a `100-crore Travancore Heritage Tourism Project (THTP) that envisages conservation of the …
  • Capital district all set for vaccination drive 13 Jan 2021 03:21 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : The state government is all set to launch phase I of Covid-19 vaccination on Saturday which would cover around 3.3 lakh healthcare workers across Kerala. As per the registered list, there are approximately 55,000 …
  • First batch of Covid vaccine to reach Kerala on Wednesday 13 Jan 2021 02:51 By Express News Service KOCHI:  After a long wait, the first batch of Covid vaccine will arrive in the state on Wednesday. The first consignment of 4,33,500 doses will arrive at Kochi airport by late afternoon. Another consignment of vaccine is expected to …
  • Tests come down, new cases too 12 Jan 2021 06:29 Testing dipped by close to 50% as it does over the weekend every week, resulting in a dip in the number of new cases of COVID-19 reported in the State on Monday. With just 35,281 samples tested over the past 24 hours, the number of new cases on Monday was …
  • 4,545 new Covid cases in Kerala; test positivity rate at 10% 11 Jan 2021 03:47 Representative imageTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state on Sunday reported 4,545 new cases of Covid-19, including 4,003 through local transmission. At least 422 cases were of unknown sources while 42 healthcare workers were also among the infected. To date, 8,11 …
  • Kerala Congress(M) leader Jose K Mani resigns as RS member 09 Jan 2021 21:12 Kerala Congress(M) leader Jose K Mani has resigned as a member of Rajya Sabha, won with the support of the opposition UDF, amid strong indications that he would fight the coming assembly polls as an LDF candidate. Mani said on Saturday that he submitted …
  • State’s tally crosses eight lakh mark 09 Jan 2021 07:48 The cumulative COVID-19 case burden of Kerala crossed the eight lakh mark on Friday when the State reported 5,142 new cases when 59,569 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The cumulative case burden of Kerala has risen to 8,01,075 cases. The test …
  • Gross violation of Covid protocol during spot admission at KU 08 Jan 2021 03:19 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Social distancing norms were widely flouted during the spot admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Kerala senate house campus here on Thursday. Hundreds of students along with their parents …
  • Barring Kerala, all Covid hotspots see daily cases fall 07 Jan 2021 01:29 On most days in the last week, Delhi has reported less than 500 new cases of coronavirus infections, something that has not happened since May last year. The numbers in Delhi have declined steadily for the last two months, beginning the second week …
  • Ernakulam tops districts with 1,068 COVID-19 cases 06 Jan 2021 20:08 With 1,068 new cases of COVID-19, Ernakulam has topped districts in terms of fresh cases. The district has 9,354 patients, the highest in the State, and Pathanamthitta, which is second in terms of the number of patients, has 6,766 patients. On Wednesday, …
  • KSRTC to ply buses for army hiring camp 06 Jan 2021 06:37 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: KSRTC will operate special services in seven districts for youths appearing for army recruitment rally. The services will be run to and fro from the military camp at Pangode in Thiruvananthapuram from January 11 …
  • COVID-19 | 4,991 cases added to Kerala’s tally 02 Jan 2021 10:03 Kerala reported 4,991 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, when 52,790 samples were tested in 24 hours, taking the State’s cumulative COVID-19 burden to 7,65,924 cases. Test positivity rate showed no sign of relenting and remained at 9.45%. It has remained …
  • Pettikada Madhavan is a short trip down memory lane for 90s kids 02 Jan 2021 07:01 By Express News Service For the ’90s kids, the short film Pettikada Madhavan is a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Starring Malayalam actor KTS Padannayil, the recently-released short draws a rather unexpected and unintentional parallel to his life.The …
  • Northeast monsoon ends, normal rain recorded in South barring Kerala 02 Jan 2021 01:06 The southern states recorded normal rainfall during the recently concluded Northeast monsoon season, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said. Kerala, however, ended with a 26 per cent deficit of rainfall this season. The Northeast monsoon, which …
  • A tech-savvy dawn for MVD 01 Jan 2021 01:01 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Ensuring seamless enforcement activities, the Motor Vehicles Department in the state is set to introduce 700 automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras with artificial intelligence under the Safe Kerala …
  • Six samples test Covid negative for new variant, vaccine dry run from Saturday 01 Jan 2021 00:54 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The first six samples of people who have returned to the state from the United Kingdom tested negative for the new Covid-19 variant. These included the samples taken from three persons hailing from Pathanamthitta …
  • Kerala's first woman IPS officer and DGP Sreelekha to retire after 33 years in uniform 31 Dec 2020 09:44 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: R Sreelekha, the first woman IPS officer from Kerala and the first woman officer in the state to adorn the rank of DGP, will retire on Thursday, bringing the curtains down on an illustrious career in uniform that …
  • COVID-19 | Death toll crosses 3,000 in Kerala 30 Dec 2020 09:55 The case graph of new COVID-19 cases continues to show an upsurge, with the State reporting 5,887 new cases on Tuesday when 61,778 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The cumulative toll crossed the 3,000 mark to register a total of 3,014 deaths when …
  • ‘Age doesn't decide maturity': Meet Kerala's youngest panchayat president 29 Dec 2020 17:18 Back in November, Reshma Mariyam Roy had to wait until the last day of filing nomination papers to contest the panchayat polls, as her 21st birthday, which would mark the minimum age to fight elections in India, fell the day before. She broke a record that …
  • Arya Rajendran creates history, but ruckus mars chair elections elsewhere 29 Dec 2020 01:45 By Express News Service T’PURAM/BUREAUS: Amid ruckus and allegations of foul play at many places, the new mayors of six corporations and chairpersons of 86 municipalities in the state were elected on Monday. Though her election was a foregone …
  • LDF pitchforks young leaders into leadership roles in Kerala civic bodies 28 Dec 2020 09:41 Thiruvananthapuram: After sweeping the civic polls in the state, the ruling Left now seems to focus on creating a new "Kerala model" of entrusting the responsibility of local administration to young faces, with some in their early twenties at the …
  • Office-bearers tear into state brass at meet with AICC team in Kerala 28 Dec 2020 01:14 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After losing the battle of optics despite winning more than 8,000 seats in the local body elections, the discontent in the state Congress party came out in the open as leader after leader on Sunday poured his…
  • Reshma to be youngest panchayat president in Kerala 27 Dec 2020 23:07 By Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA: Reshma Mariam Roy, 21, of Aruvapulam panchayat near Konni, is set to be the youngest grama panchayat president in the state. The decision to select her as the grama panchayat president was taken by CPM Konni area …
  • CPM fields youths for local body posts with eye on Kerala assembly polls 27 Dec 2020 23:07 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After creating history by announcing 21-year-old Arya Rajendran as its mayoral candidate in Thiruvananthapuram Corporation, the youngest to become the mayor in the country, the CPM continues to use the optics of its …
  • 93-year-old who beat Covid-19 dies of age-related ailments 25 Dec 2020 02:59 By Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA: Months  after scripting a story of resilience as one of the oldest Covid-19 survivors in the state, 93-year-old Thomas Abraham passed away due to age-related ailments on Thursday. Belonging to Ranni, Thomas and his …
  • Kerala govt. moves Supreme Court against HC order increasing number of pilgrims to Sabarimala temple 24 Dec 2020 08:28 The Kerala government has moved the Supreme Court against a State High Court decision to increase the number of pilgrims per day to the Sabarimala temple to 5,000, even as a new strain of COVID-19 from the U.K. threatens to put the clock back in the battle …
  • Kerala Guv declines permission for special Assembly session on farm laws 23 Dec 2020 06:36 Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan has declined permission to convene special session of Assembly to discuss Centre's new farm laws. The Governor rejected the Cabinet's recommendation saying that there is no urgency for …
  • Kerala’s COVID-19 count touches 6,049 on Tuesday 23 Dec 2020 06:16 Kerala reported 6,049 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, when 64,829 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, taking the State’s cumulative case burden to 7,15,341 cases. Test positivity rate hovered just under 10 at 9.33%. The active case pool in the …
  • Kerala Governor Refuses To Hold Special Assembly Session On New Farm Laws 23 Dec 2020 00:35 Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan declined approval for a special assembly session planned on Wednesday to discuss and pass a resolution against the three contentious central farm laws, against which farmers have been protesting near Delhi. Khan's …
  • CM Pinarayi Vijayan begins 'Kerala Parayadanam' programme from Kollam 22 Dec 2020 06:34 By Express News Service KOLLAM: Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan is all set to launch his Kerala tour from Kollam today following LDF's thumping victory in the recentlt concluded local body elections. The CM reached for the 'Kerala Paryadanam' …
  • Coronavirus | COVID-19 cases drop in Kerala with dip in testing 22 Dec 2020 05:43 As on every Monday, the State had lower number of new cases of COVID-19 as testing dipped by nearly half on Sunday. The State reported 3,423 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, when 34,847 samples were tested in 24 hours. The test positivity rate, which had …
  • Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan to launch statewide campaign in Kollam on Tuesday 21 Dec 2020 23:49 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Following up on the LDF's thumping victory in the local body elections, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will launch his statewide campaign from Kollam on Tuesday. A statement from the CPM said that the …
  • Kerala records 5,711 Covid positive cases, 30 deaths 21 Dec 2020 09:29 Representative imageTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state on Sunday reported 5,711 Covid-19 positive cases. Of these, 5,058 persons – including 41 healthcare workers – have contracted the virus through local transmission and sources of infection in 501 cases were …
  • Coronavirus | Case graph inches upwards in many districts in Kerala 21 Dec 2020 06:28 Kerala reported 5,711 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, when 53,858 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, taking the State’s cumulative case burden to 7,05,869 cases. Test positivity rate, which has been slowly and steadily rising since the past one …
  • Following local body elections debacle, Congress devising new tactics for 2016 Kerala assembly polls 20 Dec 2020 21:57 Express News Service KOCHI:  Smarting from the local body poll setback, the Congress has decided to adopt a new approach for the assembly elections, which are just five months away, even as it is unlikely to go in for a massive overhaul of the top …
  • Kozhikode is home to some of State’s top politicos 20 Dec 2020 13:52 With the elevation of Mullappally Ramachandran as the president of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC), Kozhikode can now boast of being home to some of the top leaders of leading political parties and their mass organisations in the State. Mr. …
  • Coronavirus | Kerala's COVID-19 case burden crosses 7 lakh mark 20 Dec 2020 03:50 COVID-19 case graph is beginning to rise again in the State, post-local body polls, as had been anticipated by all public health experts and epidemiologists. On Saturday, the cumulative case burden of the State crossed the seven lakh mark to reach 7,00,158 …
  • Gangster, wife involved in series of burglaries land in police net 19 Dec 2020 23:16 By Express News Service KOCHI: A notorious gangster, who was involved in inter-state vehicle thefts, has landed in police net along with his wife. He was on the run after committing a series of burglaries in the city and various districts for the past two …
  • Demands for leadership change in Kerala units of Congress, BJP 19 Dec 2020 01:47 Thiruvananthapuram: Blame game has begun in the Kerala units of Congress and BJP following the defeat in the local body polls. The Congress led UDF which expected to do well riding the anti-government sentiments, ended up with a disappointing performance. …
  • What went wrong for UDF in Central Travancore? 18 Dec 2020 22:19 Express News Service KOTTAYAM: The unexpected setback that the UDF suffered in its Central Travancore fortresses, especially in Kottayam, Idukki and Pathanamthitta districts, in the local body elections has triggered a series of debates in political …
  • PAC zeroes in on reasons for debacle 18 Dec 2020 21:52 A protracted meeting of the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) on Thursday reportedly blamed lack of dynamic leadership, inadequate election preparedness, scarcity of funds and ill-informed selection of …
  • A stunning victory for nature-friendly campaigning 17 Dec 2020 21:30 Express News Service KOCHI: It’s not posters and flex boards that enhance candidates’ chances of victory. Rather, it is the connect they have with people. Babu John, the CPM candidate who contested and won from ward 1 of Ezhamkulam panchayat in Adoor, …
  • Kerala local body polls | Welfare measures outweigh corruption charges 17 Dec 2020 04:59 What’s the point in putting up a brave face when you have ceded your citadel, asks a Congress leader, exasperation palpable in his voice. The rhetorical question is what the political affairs committee of the Congress will be grappling with when it meets …
  • Kerala election: Win or loss? BJP will find it hard to rate its performance 17 Dec 2020 01:24 BJP activists take out a victory march after wresting Pandalam municipality, on WednesdayTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The local body elections have brought tears and cheers for the state BJP. The party has altogether lost at least 600 sitting seats as it huffed and …
  • Ahead of state polls, LDF gets big local-body boost in Kerala 17 Dec 2020 00:40 The Left made major advances in the District Panchayats, winning 10 out of 14; the score was 7-7 the last time. Of the 152 Block Panchayats, the Left won 104, relegating the UDF to just 44.Only a few months before Assembly elections in Kerala, the ruling …
  • Health advisory issued for Sabarimala pilgrims 17 Dec 2020 00:30 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In the wake of repeated pleas from various quarters, the state health department has once again amended its health advisory meant for Sabarimala pilgrimage. In the latest, the department has changed the clause on …
  • LDF makes gains in district panchayats 16 Dec 2020 23:19 The Left Democratic Front (LDF) has made clear gains in district panchayats, capturing ten of the 14 local bodies bodies when the latest State Election Commission updates on the results were out on Wednesday. The LDF and the United Democratic Front (UDF) …
  • LDF Sweeps Local Body Polls In Kerala, BJP Fails To Make A Dent 16 Dec 2020 17:27 The spectacular victory registered by the ruling CPM- led Left Democratic Front (LDF) in the local body election in Kerala will come as a huge reprieve for the government ahead of the Assembly elections, slated for next year. The ruling LDF made major …
  • In Kerala local body elections, a boost for the Left 16 Dec 2020 07:33 Written by Liz Mathew | New Delhi | Updated: December 16, 2020 12:39:06 pm Counting of postal ballots at Alapuzha CollectorateDespite a series of corruption charges and an intense campaign against its government and leaders, Kerala’s ruling CPI-M-led LDF …
  • Counting of votes in Kerala local body elections to be held today 16 Dec 2020 02:52 Given the COVID-19 situation in the State, the State Election Commission has urged political parties to tone down their victory celebrations. The COVID-19 protocols will be strictly followed at the counting centres also. The stage is set for the counting …
  • Sabarimala yatra and the pilgrim’s progress 15 Dec 2020 20:49 By VS Krishnan The temple of Sri Dharma Sastha, located at Sabarimala in the deep forest region of Pathanamthitta district in Kerala, combines the power and divinity of both Shiva and Vishnu. A multitude of devotees converge at the precinct of the temple …
  • Sabarimala's Covid Count Rises To 299; Kerala Revises Health Guidelines 15 Dec 2020 16:16 All officials on duty at Sabarimala, where the Lord Ayyappa temple is located, besides pilgrims, should undergo the RT-PCR test as the Kerala Health Department has revised its guidelines following an increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the area in …
  • Sabarimala pilgrimage: Kerala revises guidelines. Here's what you need to know 15 Dec 2020 10:55 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In the wake of a spike in Covid cases during the Sabarimala pilgrimage season, the state government has revised the guidelines for pilgrimage. Along with pilgrims, officials on Sabarimala duty will also have to …
  • Kerala local body polls: Heavy voter turnout in third and final phase 15 Dec 2020 08:05 Thiruvananthapuram: Heavy polling was recorded in the third and final phase of local body polls in Kerala. More than 78.62 percent polling was recorded till 8 PM in four northern districts Malappuram, Kozhikode , Kannur and Kasargod which went to polls on …
  • Kerala local body polls: Counting to start at 8am tomorrow 15 Dec 2020 01:21 People maintain social distance while waiting in queues at a government school in KozhikodeTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Preparations have been completed for the smooth counting of votes polled in the local body elections, said state election commissioner (SEC) V …
  • Kerala polls 14 Dec 2020 08:02 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After high voter turnouts in the first two phases, Kerala on Monday witnessed brisk polling in the initial hours of the third and final phase of the local body polls which got underway in four northern districts. Long queues of voters …
  • WPI says it had tie-up with LDF in 2015 12 Dec 2020 07:20 We made a deal with Kodiyeri for local body polls in many panchayats: Vaniyambalam The Welfare Party of India (WPI) rebutted the Left Democratic Front (LDF)’s “communal and extremist accusations” against it as double standards. “We contested the 2015 local …
  • Covid cases in Kerala hit 6.5 lakh; 59,517 active 11 Dec 2020 05:29 Representative imageTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Covid-19 cases in the state crossed 6.5 lakh (6,54,041) with 4,470 testing positive on Thursday. To date, 5,91,845 recoveries have been reported in the state, including 4,847 on Thursday, leaving 59,517 active cases. …
  • Kerala to replicate Pathanamthitta model to bring down Covid mortality among 60-plus age group 03 Oct 2020 08:36 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The 'Pathanamthitta model', which was proved highly effective in reducing the mortality rate among Covid patients belonging to the 60-plus group, will be coopted by the state health department. With just six …
  • Kerala: Covid-19 patient raped inside ambulance in Pathanamthitta 06 Sep 2020 16:21
  • Kerala rains | Pathanamthitta on the edge as Pampa dam opens 09 Aug 2020 09:02 The unrelenting rains that have battered the Pathanathitta district since Thursday has forced the authorities to open the shutters of one more reservoir, reigniting fears of another flood in the region. In an order issued at 11 a.m. on Sunday, District …
  • Kerala: Triveni bridge submerged; orange alert in Kottayam, Pathanamthitta 08 Aug 2020 03:15 Triveni flooded after Pamba River overflowed on FridayT’PURAM/KOTTAYAM: With the Triveni bridge at Pamba getting submerged by floodwater, doubts have emerged over the temple tantri (chief priest) taking out a journey to the shrine, which is set to be …
  • Situation serious in Pathanamthitta, Palakkad 22 Jul 2020 01:20 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Covid-19 situation in Pathanamthitta and Palakkad is grim with cases of infection through local contact going up.“At Kumbazha in Pathanamthitta, the contact list of people who were infected from the fish …
  • Six more cases in Pathanamthitta 02 Jul 2020 08:48 Six more Non-Resident Keralites tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on Wednesday, taking the number of active cases in Pathanamthitta to 186, an official bulletin here said. The number of COVID-19 cases in the district since March 7 is 296, of which 109 have …
  • Pathanamthitta: 67-year-old ends life after murdering wife 21 Jun 2020 02:44 By Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA: Gananathan, 67, of Vadekkethil, Attachakal in Konnitook his own life by jumping into Achenkovil river, after allegedly killing his wife on Saturday. Gananathan, an astrologer by profession, was found rushing to the …
  • Pathanamthitta braces for likely spike once NRKs return from US, Europe 19 May 2020 02:37 Express News Service KOCHI:  It took some systematic and meticulous steps for Pathanamthitta to break free from the grip of Covid-19 in March when the first case was reported in the district. Over the days, the district valiantly fought the battle, …
  • Pathanamthitta killer tiger likely to be shot dead 18 May 2020 02:01 A child is seen playing with his toy at Pezhumpara in Pathanamthitta where the rapid response team was engaged...Read More THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government has decided to shoot down a killer tiger that has been spreading panic at Thannithode and …
  • 299 held for violating lockdown norms in Pathanamthitta 26 Apr 2020 06:42 The police arrested 299 persons and registered 289 cases at various police stations in the district for violating lockdown norms in the past 24 hours that ended at 2 p.m. on Saturday, according to District Police Chief K.G. Simon. Mr. Simon said the police …
  • Kerala minor hacked to death in Pathanamthitta 22 Apr 2020 12:55 Kochi: A 16-year-old student was hacked to death allegedly by two of his classmates in Kodumon in Pathanamthitta district. The victim, Akhil S, was a student of St George's Mount High School at Kaipattoor. The heinous incident happened on Tuesday …
  • Pathanamthitta inching out of Covid scare, but cautious 06 Apr 2020 00:57
  • COVID-19 | Four more admitted to isolation wards in Pathanamthitta 21 Mar 2020 11:26 Four more persons with symptomatic fever akin to COVID-19 have been admitted to the isolation wards at two hospitals, taking the total number of people quarantined at hospitals in the district to 19 on Saturday. COVID-19 | Interactive map of confirmed …
  • Kerala man sneaks out of coronavirus isolation ward in Pathanamthitta, brought back  10 Mar 2020 08:06 By PTI PATHANAMTHITTA: A man under observation for suspected coronavirus infection at the isolation ward of the district hospital here fled, but was tracked and brought back within hours. The man was among those who had interacted with the three-member …
  • Coronavirus scare in Kerala: Pathanamthitta on high alert, mass gatherings banned 10 Mar 2020 03:19
  • 18 admitted to isolation wards in Pathanamthitta 10 Mar 2020 02:58 By Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA: As many as 18 persons have been admitted to the isolation wards in various hospitals in Pathanamthitta district following suspected coronavirus infection. Of the 18 cases under observation in isolation wards, 12 are …
  • Coronavirus | Holiday declared in Pathanamthitta, Kottayam 09 Mar 2020 04:19 The District Collector has declared holiday for all educational institutions in Pathanamthitta from Monday to Wednesday in the wake of COVID-19 threat. There will be no change in the SSLC examinations scheduled to begin on Tuesday. However, students who …
  • Coronavirus scare: Cochin airport to quarantine staff who came in contact with Pathanamthitta family 08 Mar 2020 21:01 By Express News Service KOCHI: With three passengers who had arrived at the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) from Italy, testing positive for COVID-19, airport authorities have decided to step up precautionary measures to combat the spread of …
  • Coronavirus hits Kerala, 7 under watch in Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Pathanamthitta 25 Jan 2020 07:25 The epicentre of the coronavirus is Wuhan, in China. (File Photo) At least seven people, who have shown symptoms of respiratory problems, have been admitted to hospitals in Kerala and will be tested for coronavirus. Two of the seven have been admitted to a …
  • Sex ratio tilt towards boys; Pathanamthitta tops in number of girl child births 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 …
  • 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 …

  • Puttingal tragedy: Dept orders probe against DySP 15 Jan 2021 23:58 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Home Department has ordered an oral inquiry against DySP M S Santosh for dereliction of duty that was one of the reasons that led to Puttingal fireworks mishap, which killed more than 100 people. The action was …
  • Kerala receives 1st batch of Covishield 14 Jan 2021 10:51 Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], January 13 (ANI): Kerala received the COVID-19 vaccine "Covishield" on Wednesday in two batches at Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. The first batch arrived at Kochi International Airport with 2.99 lakh doses in a …
  • Scaled-down revelries, but Vijay fans want to make it count in Kerala 13 Jan 2021 16:19 Usually it’s the day their frenzy crosses all limits with merry drummers, firecrackers and colossal cut-outs. But this year lakhs of Vijay fans attached to thousands of units across the State will be settling for something simpler – a moderate bash as …
  • Royal charm of Travancore kingdom to be revived 13 Jan 2021 03:21 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Aiming to showcase the cultural richness of the erstwhile Travancore kingdom, the state government is set to launch a `100-crore Travancore Heritage Tourism Project (THTP) that envisages conservation of the …
  • Capital district all set for vaccination drive 13 Jan 2021 03:21 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : The state government is all set to launch phase I of Covid-19 vaccination on Saturday which would cover around 3.3 lakh healthcare workers across Kerala. As per the registered list, there are approximately 55,000 …
  • Muggulu making is hidden in concrete jungle but still exists in Hyderabad 13 Jan 2021 03:21 Express News Service HYDERABAD: "We do see fewer muggulu in front of houses due to our busy lifestyle. Earlier, people used to get at least a week off during Sankranthi which would allow them to take part in the festivities in full spirit. With only …
  • First batch of Covid vaccine to reach Kerala on Wednesday 13 Jan 2021 02:51 By Express News Service KOCHI:  After a long wait, the first batch of Covid vaccine will arrive in the state on Wednesday. The first consignment of 4,33,500 doses will arrive at Kochi airport by late afternoon. Another consignment of vaccine is expected to …
  • How 2021 has brought the focus back on heritage conservation 12 Jan 2021 06:30 Here’s an overview of some significant developments in the heritage sector across different regions in India Visakhapatnam The year 2021 will give a fresh lease of life to one of the most significant iconic heritage structures of Visakhapatnam: the 120- …
  • Tests come down, new cases too 12 Jan 2021 06:29 Testing dipped by close to 50% as it does over the weekend every week, resulting in a dip in the number of new cases of COVID-19 reported in the State on Monday. With just 35,281 samples tested over the past 24 hours, the number of new cases on Monday was …
  • Undeterred by pandemic, Kerala NRIs venture into e-commerce space to sell seafood 11 Jan 2021 14:33 Job loss or salary cuts during the pandemic situation have not deterred 30 gulf returnees from starting a new business venture in Kerala. Hailing from various parts of the State, these NRI’s has launched a chain of fish and meat retail stores called …
  • Puthuvype LPG terminal cost shoots up by Rs 200 crore 11 Jan 2021 05:17 Express News Service KOCHI: As a fallout of the Covid-induced lockdown and the protests from residents and environmental activists, the project cost of Indian Oil Corporation’s LPG import terminal at Puthuvype has escalated by Rs 200 crore to Rs 950 crore, …
  • Six-laning of NH66 to Thiruvananthapuram-Kollam border likely in April 11 Jan 2021 05:15 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The long wait is over. In a much-needed relief for commuters, the six-laning of 29-km NH66 stretch extending up to Kadampattukonam on Kollam-Thiruvananthapuram border from Kazhakootam is likely to begin on April.  …
  • 4,545 new Covid cases in Kerala; test positivity rate at 10% 11 Jan 2021 03:47 Representative imageTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state on Sunday reported 4,545 new cases of Covid-19, including 4,003 through local transmission. At least 422 cases were of unknown sources while 42 healthcare workers were also among the infected. To date, 8,11 …
  • Finding Sukumara Kurup: Recreating a 37-year-old murder case that has become folklore in Kerala 10 Jan 2021 07:40 On a foggy morning, around 4 am on January 22, 1984, a man burst into the Mavelikara police station startling the head constable on duty there. A black Ambassador with the license plate KLQ-7831 was going up in flames in the middle of a paddy field with an …
  • Youth drugged by peddlers, two held 10 Jan 2021 03:19 By Express News Service KOCHI: A Kollam native youth was allegedly drugged by two others who were involved in the sale of analgesic drugs in the city. When the youth fainted due to overdose the duo escaped from the spot. However, the City police on …
  • Woman stages protest in front of husband’s home over ‘triple talaq’ 10 Jan 2021 02:36 By Express News Service KOLLAM: A 23-year-old woman hailing from Chakkuvally, Bharanikhavu here has been on a satyagraha, in front of her in-laws’ residence for the last 14 days, in protest against the triple talaq allegedly pronounced by her husband. The …
  • Vizhinjam breakwater construction gathers pace 09 Jan 2021 10:21 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The ongoing construction of 3.1-km-long breakwater, which is a major part of the Vizhinjam International container terminal, has gathered momentum. More trucks ferrying rocks from various quarries in …
  • State’s tally crosses eight lakh mark 09 Jan 2021 07:48 The cumulative COVID-19 case burden of Kerala crossed the eight lakh mark on Friday when the State reported 5,142 new cases when 59,569 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The cumulative case burden of Kerala has risen to 8,01,075 cases. The test …
  • Gross violation of Covid protocol during spot admission at KU 08 Jan 2021 03:19 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Social distancing norms were widely flouted during the spot admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Kerala senate house campus here on Thursday. Hundreds of students along with their parents …
  • Barring Kerala, all Covid hotspots see daily cases fall 07 Jan 2021 01:29 On most days in the last week, Delhi has reported less than 500 new cases of coronavirus infections, something that has not happened since May last year. The numbers in Delhi have declined steadily for the last two months, beginning the second week …
  • KSRTC to ply buses for army hiring camp 06 Jan 2021 06:37 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: KSRTC will operate special services in seven districts for youths appearing for army recruitment rally. The services will be run to and fro from the military camp at Pangode in Thiruvananthapuram from January 11 …
  • Poet, lyricist Anil Panachooran dies at 55 after... 04 Jan 2021 19:19 Well-known Malayalam poet and lyricist Anil Panachooran passed away at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday night after suffering a heart attack, the hospital sources said. Panachooran (55), who tested positive for Covid-19, was undergoing …
  • Malayalam Poet, Lyricist Anil Panachooran Passes Away At 55 04 Jan 2021 02:18 Well-known Malayalam poet and lyricist Anil Panachooran passed away at a private hospital here on Sunday night after suffering a heart attack, the hospital sources said. Panachooran (55), who tested positive for Covid-19, was undergoing treatment at a …
  • Tata Nexon Electric Owner Shares Range, Battery Details – After 220 kms Road Trip 03 Jan 2021 04:33 Tata Nexon Electric Tata Nexon Electric is the most popular electric car in the Indian market currently. The prime reason being its popularity is its affordability. Offered at a starting price of Rs 13.99 lakh and going up to Rs 16.25 lakh (both prices ex- …
  • COVID-19 | 4,991 cases added to Kerala’s tally 02 Jan 2021 10:03 Kerala reported 4,991 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, when 52,790 samples were tested in 24 hours, taking the State’s cumulative COVID-19 burden to 7,65,924 cases. Test positivity rate showed no sign of relenting and remained at 9.45%. It has remained …
  • 3Three-member Maharashtra gang robs money exchange owner, arrested 02 Jan 2021 01:52 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Thampanoor police have arrested a three-member gang from Maharashtra for robbing Rs 4.5 lakh from a money exchange owner after assaulting him inside a hotel room at Thampanoor on Wednesday.The arrested …
  • Road accidents: Heavy vehicle villain, bikers victims 02 Jan 2021 01:47 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Recently, a man’s close shave after a speeding pick-up van grazed past him in Kollam, the video of which was shared on social media, has left many shuddering. The video showed the vehicle speeding towards the man …
  • Northeast monsoon ends, normal rain recorded in South barring Kerala 02 Jan 2021 01:06 The southern states recorded normal rainfall during the recently concluded Northeast monsoon season, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said. Kerala, however, ended with a 26 per cent deficit of rainfall this season. The Northeast monsoon, which …
  • From part-time sweeper to panchayat president, a rise thanks to democracy 01 Jan 2021 07:04 KOLLAM: When A Anandavalli entered the Pathanapuram block Panchayat in Kerala nearly decade ago as a part-time sweeper, she would never have dreamt she would rise to head the local body one day. Symbolising empowerment of oppressed classes, the 46- year …
  • Odisha: ECoR to run six more special trains to clear rush 31 Dec 2020 17:50 <p>East Coast Railway (ECoR) in Odisha to run six more inter-state special trains to clear rush.<br></p>BHUBANESWAR: East Coast Railway (ECoR) will run six more inter-state special trains to clear rush during winter season. Three …
  • KSINC bets big on cruise voyages, targets ₹100-crore biz next fiscal 31 Dec 2020 14:00 Pinning hopes on inland water transport, coastal shipping and tourism, the Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation is eyeing a doubling of its business revenue to ₹100 crore in the next financial year. Against the targeted turnover of ₹50 crore …
  • COVID-19 | Death toll crosses 3,000 in Kerala 30 Dec 2020 09:55 The case graph of new COVID-19 cases continues to show an upsurge, with the State reporting 5,887 new cases on Tuesday when 61,778 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The cumulative toll crossed the 3,000 mark to register a total of 3,014 deaths when …
  • Online classes: Tribal students at the receiving end, says survey 30 Dec 2020 02:42 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Pointing to the impact of the pandemic on learning, a survey has found that students in tribal areas received less than optimal exposure to online classes. The students in tribal locations in five districts …
  • Arya Rajendran creates history, but ruckus mars chair elections elsewhere 29 Dec 2020 01:45 By Express News Service T’PURAM/BUREAUS: Amid ruckus and allegations of foul play at many places, the new mayors of six corporations and chairpersons of 86 municipalities in the state were elected on Monday. Though her election was a foregone …
  • 21-Year-Old Arya Rajendran Becomes India's Youngest Mayor From Kerala Capital 29 Dec 2020 00:18 Twenty one-year-old Arya Rajendran on Monday became the youngest Mayor in the country, taking charge of the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation after she scored a facile win in a three-cornered election to the post. A college student and a CPI-M member, she was …
  • Kerala: LDF comes to power in 5 of 6 municipal corporations in state 28 Dec 2020 17:11 The CPM-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) managed to wrest control of five out of the six municipal corporations in Kerala, underlining its domination across the state’s major cities. The December 16 results to the elections to rural and urban local bodies …
  • Employees of Kollam Municipal Corporation in Kerala cultivate groundnuts on a median strip 28 Dec 2020 11:24 In an interesting and pragmatic move, the Kollam Municipal Corporation decided to grow groundnuts right on the median at Kappalandimukku, which translates into ‘groundnut junction’. “It was an experiment and we didn’t expect it to succeed. We were …
  • LDF pitchforks young leaders into leadership roles in Kerala civic bodies 28 Dec 2020 09:41 Thiruvananthapuram: After sweeping the civic polls in the state, the ruling Left now seems to focus on creating a new "Kerala model" of entrusting the responsibility of local administration to young faces, with some in their early twenties at the …
  • 202 more test Covid positive in Capital; 221 recover 26 Dec 2020 23:40 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A total of 202 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the district on Saturday. Of them, 145 contracted the virus through local transmission. Three health workers are also among the infected.  The district also …

  • Tree Walk opposes axing of 150-year-old mango tree 16 Jan 2021 19:31 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Tree Walk, a citizens’ collective, has come out strongly against the plan to axe a 150-year-old tree inside the Raj Bhavan campus, and has petitioned Governor Arif Mohammed Khan urging him to do away with the …
  • Raja Ravi Varma memorial artists’ square at Kilimanoor 16 Jan 2021 19:31 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Construction of an artists’ square with international standards  near Kilimanoor private bus stand is one of the primary proposals of the 2021-22 budget. It will be built in memory of Raja Ravi Varma .The project …
  • Class 10 student on cloud nine after Kerala FinMin quotes his poem in budget speech 16 Jan 2021 19:31 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Heyz S Jackson of St Joseph’s HSS, Thiruvananthapuram, was over the moon when he came to know that his poem was quoted by Finance Minister Thomas Isaac in his budget speech. A class X student, Heyz penned the …
  • 11 centres in Capital ready for vaccination on Saturday 16 Jan 2021 19:31 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Covid vaccination will begin at 11 centres in the district  on Saturday. All facilities have been set up in vaccination centres, including webcasting.Sree Gokulam Medical College, Nedumangad district hospital, …
  • Capital-friendly budget 16 Jan 2021 19:31 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Giving much-needed impetus to the  district’s development, the state government announces the setting up of an industrial corridor as part of the Capital City Regional Development Programme.Putting an end to …
  • COVID-19 vaccination drive launched in Kerala, compulsory observation after getting shot 16 Jan 2021 18:56 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala joined the rest of the country in launching the COVID-19 immunisation programme on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the health workers of the Ernakulam district hospital during the launch …
  • KSRTC chief launches attack on section of staff, says Rs 100 crore missing from accounts 16 Jan 2021 18:56 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A day after a decision was taken in the state budget to convert 3000 KSRTC diesel buses to CNG, the managing director of the corporation Biju Prabhakar made a scathing attack against a section of employees. …
  • India kicks off world's largest vaccination campaign; healthcare workers get first shots | LIVE 16 Jan 2021 10:43 Jan 16, 2021 3:57 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha Jharkhand: CM Hemant Soren visits COVID-19 vaccination site in Ranchi Jharkhand: Chief Minister Hemant Soren visits COVID19 vaccination site at Sadar Hospital in Ranchi "A number of doctors, health …
  • Covid-19 vaccine drive launched in Kerala, 13,330 health care workers to be covered on Day 1 16 Jan 2021 09:23 As many as 3,68,866 people have registered for the vaccine drive. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The vaccination drive to combat Covid-19 began in Kerala on Saturday at 133 designated centres with prominent government doctors among the first batch of frontline …
  • Puttingal tragedy: Dept orders probe against DySP 15 Jan 2021 23:58 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Home Department has ordered an oral inquiry against DySP M S Santosh for dereliction of duty that was one of the reasons that led to Puttingal fireworks mishap, which killed more than 100 people. The action was …
  • Door-delivery of medicines, free initial treatment for accident victims 15 Jan 2021 23:35 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Offering a boon to elderly patients, the budget proposed the scheme ‘Karunya at Home’ for the door delivery of medicines. There will be a registration process and the door delivery will be strictly based on …
  • Making ration shop work for people 15 Jan 2021 18:11 Written By Jyothi Krishnan and Mouleshri Vyas The pandemic has highlighted the significance of social welfare services and schemes for economically and socially marginalised populations. Across urban and rural areas, those in the informal economy facing …
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus redevelopment: 10 firms submit qualifying bids 15 Jan 2021 17:10 Ten firms,including GMR Enterprises, ISQ Asia Infrastructure Investments, Kalpataru Power Transmission, Anchorage Infrastructure Investments Holdings, Adani Railways Transport, Brookfield Infrastructure Fund, have submitted qualifying bids for redeveloping …
  • Kerala Budget: Welfare pension hiked, relief measures for farmers in Left govt's final budget 15 Jan 2021 11:04 Thiruvananthapuram: Hike in welfare pensions and relief measures for farmers were proposed in the Kerala 2021-22 budget presented on Friday by Finance Minister T M Thomas Isaac. The budget announcements assume significance this time as the Assembly polls …
  • Finance Ministry and Niti Aayog had raised red flags before Adani’s clean sweep of six airports 15 Jan 2021 10:55 BOTH THE FINANCE Ministry and Niti Aayog had put on record objections regarding the 2019 airport bidding process, which were over-ruled, clearing the way for a clean sweep of six airports by the Ahmedabad-based Adani Group, records accessed by The Indian …
  • Budget to shower promises: Mullappally 15 Jan 2021 09:29 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: On the eve of the LDF government’s last budget presentation, KPCC president Mullappally Ramachandran claimed that Finance Minister T M Thomas Isaac’s budget will be a downpour of  promises when the state is going …
  • 1971 Indo-Pak war anniv, Veterans’ Day observed 15 Jan 2021 09:29 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The fifth ‘Armed Forces Veterans Day’ celebrations and Swarnim Vijay Varsh -- the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of the 1971 Indo-Pak War — were held at the Pangode Military Station here on Thursday adhering to …
  • Revamped arts and crafts villageat Vellar set to open Saturday 15 Jan 2021 09:29 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The revamped Arts and Crafts Village located at Vellar near Kovalam, a world tourism hotspot in the district, is all set to receive visitors with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurating the facility on …
  • New floating amphitheatre to entertain tourists 15 Jan 2021 09:29 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The new amphitheatre coming up at Veli Tourist Village will be opened for the public from January 26 with an inaugural performance by dancer Rajashree Warrier. The main attraction of the amphitheatre is the floating …
  • No time to waste 15 Jan 2021 09:29 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Garbage disposal issues have plagued the capital ever since the closure of the centralised waste treatment plant at Vilappilsala. Though the state government has come up with the proposal to set up a waste-to- …
  • Jobless rate declines, but higher than national figure 15 Jan 2021 09:01 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Unemployment rate in Kerala declined from 11.4 per cent in 2017-18 to 9 per cent in 2018-19, according to the Economic Review 2020 tabled in the assembly on Thursday. Still, the state has a high rate of …
  • Kerala Budget 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: LDF government's final budget offers welfare balm to all sectors 15 Jan 2021 09:01 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The last budget of the LDF government, presented in an election year, was noted for its announcements that catered to all sections of society. Raising various welfare pensions, affecting pay hike for state …
  • Kerala budget 2021: Subsidy to poor for buying laptops; KFON to roll out in February 15 Jan 2021 09:01 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state will announce the inauguration of the first phase of the Kerala Fiber Optic Network (KFON), an ambitious IT infrastructure project to make the internet accessible to everyone by next month, said Finance …
  • Kerala budget 2021: Relief for health dept amid COVID crisis as 4,000 new posts to be created  15 Jan 2021 09:01 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state budget highlighted the role of state machinery in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. In order to give due recognition to the health department, Finance minister TM Thomas Isaac said the department has been …
  • Tourism sector in Kerala suffered a loss of up to Rs 25,000 crore 15 Jan 2021 05:32 The total loss the sector had incurred between January and September 2020 was Rs.24,971 crore.THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Tourism is one of the sectors which has been deeply hit by the pandemic, said the economic review report. During the pandemic, the sector …
  • Kerala: Thomas Isaac presents sixth and last budget of Pinarayi Vijayan government 15 Jan 2021 05:32 Thomas Isaac leaves from his residence in Thiruvananthapuram for the state assembly to present the budget.KOCHI: Kerala finance minister T M Thomas Isaac has started the last budget speech of the present LDF government. Issac started the budget speech at …
  • Thomas Isaac faces a tightrope walk in pre-poll Kerala budget 15 Jan 2021 02:25 Finance minister TM Thomas Isaac – who introduced a revival plan for KIIFB and announced a Rs 25,000 crore development project under the fund as an outof-the-box idea in his first budget in 2016 – is set to wind up his innings with another major …
  • Vijay’s Master sets stage for box office recovery 15 Jan 2021 01:05 Ticketing site BookMyShow has notched up a million advance ticket sales for the film starring Vijay. That is 80% of total ticket sales of his previous film Bigil. Master, which is dubbed in Hindi, Telugu and Kannada, is likely to get opening weekend …
  • Govt mulling over depositing silt in Brahmapuram, says CM 14 Jan 2021 15:32 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government will examine prospects of depositing silt removed from canals on the premises of Brahmapuram waste treatment plant to prevent the threat of intrusion of water from the backwaters to settlements in …
  • Tree falls on autorickshaw, driver dies 14 Jan 2021 15:32 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: An autorickshaw driver was fatally injured, while two passengers had a close shave as a tree fell on the moving vehicle owing to heavy rain near Varkala on Wednesday noon. Vishnu, 27, of Kayikkara is the deceased …
  • In Anayara, toys come alive 14 Jan 2021 15:32 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Electronic toys are mostly abandoned when they become defective. However, in Anayara, residents rush to ‘Toy King’ shop to fix their electronic toys. Run by Pettah native Anil J Babu, the toy shop is the only place …
  • Nod to enhance security at Secretariat 14 Jan 2021 15:32 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As part of increasing security in the Secretariat, the government has decided to implement a new access control system to regulate the footfall of employees and visitors.The cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod for …
  • Nishagandhi open-air auditorium to continue screening movies till Feb 14 Jan 2021 15:32 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Though theatres have reopened, KSFDC (Kerala State Film Development Corporation) has decided to continue screening movies at Nishagandhi open-air auditorium. The plan is to screen shows every evening for two months. …
  • Moviegoers unaware of online booking facilities 14 Jan 2021 15:32 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Master’, Tamil superstar Vijay’s blockbuster film, saw ‘houseful’ theatres -- sticking to the appropriate occupancy allowed by the government. This time, however, the big screen experience was shaped by the pandemic …
  • Kerala CM praises Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy centurion Muhammed Azharuddeen 14 Jan 2021 15:06 By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan praised Kerala opener Muhammed Azharuddeen, whose unbeaten 137 off 54 balls helped the state cricket team defeat hosts Mumbai by eight wickets in T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Twenty-six year old …
  • UDF sounds poll bugle: Manifesto offers Rs 6,000 per month to poor, no-bill hospitals 14 Jan 2021 15:06 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM": If elected, the UDF has promised to provide Rs 6,000 per month to all financially backward people under the Nyuntam Aay Yojana (Nyay) proposed by the Congress in its 2019 Lok Sabha election manifesto, …
  • Kerala economic growth plummets to 3.46% in 2019-20 from 6.49% in 2018-19 14 Jan 2021 15:06 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala's economy's growth has taken a sharp decline to 3.46 per cent in 2019-20 from 6.49 per cent in 2018-19 as last three years' natural calamities affected the productive sectors of the state's …
  • Kerala receives 1st batch of Covishield 14 Jan 2021 10:51 Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], January 13 (ANI): Kerala received the COVID-19 vaccine "Covishield" on Wednesday in two batches at Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. The first batch arrived at Kochi International Airport with 2.99 lakh doses in a …
  • Covaxin delivery starts, ‘full initial procurement allotted’ 14 Jan 2021 09:30 THE first batch of Covaxin vaccine against Covid-19 was dispatched from Hyderabad by manufacturer Bharat Biotech Wednesday, flown to 11 cities across the country. Along with the Serum Institute of India’s Covishield, which was shipped out Tuesday, Covaxin …
  • UDF stages walkout over Wadakkanchery Life Mission scam in Kerala 13 Jan 2021 20:32 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The UDF on Wednesday staged a walkout from the Assembly protesting after permission was denied for adjournment motion to discuss alleged corruption in Life Mission's Wadakkanchery project. Moving the motion, …
  • UDF to come up with 'people's manifesto' for Kerala Assembly polls, says Chennithala 13 Jan 2021 20:32 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With less than two months remaining for the Election Commission to come out with the notification for the Kerala Assembly polls, the Opposition has decided to come up with a 'people's manifesto' under …
  • Kerala Chalachitra Academy secy opposed move to regularise Left-leaning staff: Minister's office 13 Jan 2021 20:32 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The secretary of the Kerala Chalachitra Academy had opposed chairman Kamal's recommendation to regularise the appointment of four temporary staff, said the office of Cultural Affairs Minister AK Balan. The …
  • Over 90 pc vaccine ordered by govt dispatched from SII 13 Jan 2021 17:07 New Delhi [India], January 13 (ANI): Serum Institute of India (SII) has dispatched over 90 per cent of the COVID-19 vaccine, Covishield, oreder by the Government of India. Official sources confirmed to ANI that about 10.99 million doses have been already …
  • Covid-19: Stage set for mega inoculation drive as vaccine consignments reach several cities 13 Jan 2021 14:26 With less than a week left before India starts its nationwide inoculation drive, batches of coronavirus vaccine are being shipped to multiple parts across the country. As many as 3 crore healthcare and frontline workers will be the first in line to receive …
  • COVID-19 vaccine drive accelerates, doses reach far corners of India 13 Jan 2021 13:01 By PTI NEW DELHI: India's drive against COVID-19 gathered momentum on Wednesday with planes carrying vaccines flying into airports across the country from where the precious cargo was dispatched to small cities and towns in readiness for the …
  • Kerala to get first Covishield vaccine consignment of over four lakh doses on January 13 13 Jan 2021 04:00 Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala will receive the first consignment of over 4.33 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine to combat COVID-19 on Wednesday from the Pune-based Serum Institute of India, the state government said. The first flight carryingthe vaccine is …
  • Thalolam project gets Rs 5 crore boost 13 Jan 2021 03:21 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Thalolam project, implemented by the Kerala Social Security Mission to provide free treatment to children born with serious illnesses from financially backward families, has got a boost with the Finance …
  • All is not well 13 Jan 2021 03:21 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Government’s nod to reopen ayurveda resorts and spas has come only as a partial relief to the wellness industry which contributes 30 per cent of revenue to the tourism sector. People running the centres say …
  • Repeal farm laws, Chandy urges Centre 13 Jan 2021 03:21 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Senior Congress leader Oommen Chandy has urged the Centre to shed its false pride and repeal the three farm laws. He was responding to the Supreme Court order staying the implementation of farm laws and formation …
  • Royal charm of Travancore kingdom to be revived 13 Jan 2021 03:21 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Aiming to showcase the cultural richness of the erstwhile Travancore kingdom, the state government is set to launch a `100-crore Travancore Heritage Tourism Project (THTP) that envisages conservation of the …
  • Capital district all set for vaccination drive 13 Jan 2021 03:21 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : The state government is all set to launch phase I of Covid-19 vaccination on Saturday which would cover around 3.3 lakh healthcare workers across Kerala. As per the registered list, there are approximately 55,000 …
  • Congress youth leaders trend #shameonyouKamal 13 Jan 2021 02:51 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Youth leaders of the Congress on Tuesday launched a social media campaign against Kerala Chalachitra Academy (KCA) chairman Kamal over the film director’s controversial letter to Culture Minister A K Balan urging …
  • KSRTC signals bold reforms 13 Jan 2021 02:51 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a bid to stay afloat, the KSRTC would soon take drastic steps that it has so far resisted. The worsening financial and operational situation catalysed by the pandemic has made the management to initiate bold …
  • First batch of Covid vaccine to reach Kerala on Wednesday 13 Jan 2021 02:51 By Express News Service KOCHI:  After a long wait, the first batch of Covid vaccine will arrive in the state on Wednesday. The first consignment of 4,33,500 doses will arrive at Kochi airport by late afternoon. Another consignment of vaccine is expected to …
  • Kamal’s letter in love of Left leaves state govt reeling 13 Jan 2021 02:51 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government found itself in a tight spot in the assembly on Tuesday after the Opposition disclosed contents of a letter from Chalachitra Academy Chairman Kamal to Cultural Affairs Minister A K Balan …
  • AAI approves Adani’s takeover of MIAL 12 Jan 2021 20:00 Adani Airports has now officially become the largest shareholder of the Mumbai International Airport. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has approved the Adani Group’s share transfer proposal for Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) from GVK Airports …
  • A journey through time on Kerala's backwaters 12 Jan 2021 18:11 It’s oddly surprising that a landscape as gorgeous and brimming with opportunities as the backwaters spread across central and southern Kerala is poorly serviced by the government with a tourist perspective. There are the decades-old, wooden boats which …
  • When walls speak a thousand words at the Centre for Performing Arts in Varkala 12 Jan 2021 12:41 Folklore, rituals, myths, kalaripayattu, theyyam, padayani, mohiniyattam and more come alive on the walls of the new Centre for Performing Arts at Varkala, about 42 kilometres from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. “The idea was to capture the evolution of …
  • Chamber calls for expansion of Kochi Corp 12 Jan 2021 10:45 By Express News Service KOCHI: Pushing the demand for expanding the Kochi Corporation to usher in overall growth, the Cochin Chamber of Commerce has reached out to Finance Minister Thomas Isaac to develop the city limits for a focused and unified approach …
  • DMO, MCH at loggerheads over vaccination centre 12 Jan 2021 10:43 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The District Medical Office (DMO) and the Government Medical College Hospital here are at loggerheads with the latter refusing to grant permission for setting up Covid-19 vaccination centre at the hospital. As per …
  • ABC programme loses bite 12 Jan 2021 10:43 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The District Medical Office has recorded a spike in the number of dog bites in Thiruvananthapuram in 2020. Allegations are rife that sterilisation drives are carried out without a proper census on dog population in …
  • ‘More funds required for sterilisation drives’ 12 Jan 2021 10:43 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Three years ago, the state government had roped in Kudumbashree Mission for carrying out sterilisation drives in Thiruvananthapuram. There are currently eight Kudumbashree units helping local bodies across the …
  • Study uncovers declining trend in mask use 12 Jan 2021 10:43 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Though the public scrambled for face masks in a panic before the lockdown, they have begun to lower their guard in public places. This can lead to an increase in cases, especially at a time when health advisories …
  • Road safety campaign conducted 12 Jan 2021 10:43 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Observing Road Safety Week, an awareness campaign was organised in association with the Motor Vehicles Department and Balaramapuram police under the guidance of M Vincent, MLA. Handouts and sweets were …
  • Move welcome, but sack cops who botched up probe: Walayar girls' mother 12 Jan 2021 10:21 By Express News Service PALAKKAD: The mother of the minor Dalit girls on Monday welcomed the government decision to hand over the probe in the case to CBI, but demanded action against the investigating officers who had botched up the inquiry. Reacting to …
  • The loan app trap 12 Jan 2021 10:21 Express News Service KOZHIKODE: Strapped for cash, Rohith (name changed), a native of Kozhikode, borrowed Rs 10,000 from a Chinese app-based lender for six days in April last year. He was to repay Rs 21,000 which included interest. For some reason, he …
  • Chennithala alleges bid to regularise Left-leaning contract staff at Chalachitra Academy 12 Jan 2021 10:21 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Leader of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala told the Kerala Assembly on Tuesday that Chalachitra Academy chairman Kamal had written a letter to Culture Minister A K Balan seeking regularisation of four contract …
  • How 2021 has brought the focus back on heritage conservation 12 Jan 2021 06:30 Here’s an overview of some significant developments in the heritage sector across different regions in India Visakhapatnam The year 2021 will give a fresh lease of life to one of the most significant iconic heritage structures of Visakhapatnam: the 120- …
  • Tests come down, new cases too 12 Jan 2021 06:29 Testing dipped by close to 50% as it does over the weekend every week, resulting in a dip in the number of new cases of COVID-19 reported in the State on Monday. With just 35,281 samples tested over the past 24 hours, the number of new cases on Monday was …
  • Kerala waives entertainment tax for theatres 11 Jan 2021 23:41 In a move to help the film industry in the state, the Kerala government on Monday decided to waive entertainment tax for theatres from January to March 2021 along with 50 per cent reduction in the fixed charges on electricity during the lockdown period …
  • School bus driver dies by suicide after losing job in lockdown in Thiruvananthapuram 11 Jan 2021 19:01 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A school bus driver, who was suffering from depression over job loss during the COVID-19 lockdown, died by suicide on Monday. He self immolated himself in an autorickshaw at Edavacode near Sreekariyam in …
  • Kerala govt accepts demand of parents of two Dalit girls for CBI probe in Walayar case 11 Jan 2021 18:41 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government has decided to hand over the Walayar case to the CBI as demanded by the parents of the two Dalit girls who were found dead under mysterious circumstances after being raped. The parents of the …
  • TNIE sister publication 'Samakalika Malayalam Vaarika' wins award for third year in a row 11 Jan 2021 18:41 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: PS Ramshad, editorial board member of Samakalika Malayalam Vaarika, a sister publication of The New Indian Express, has won the EK Nayanar media award for investigative reporting in print media instituted by the …
  • Undeterred by pandemic, Kerala NRIs venture into e-commerce space to sell seafood 11 Jan 2021 14:33 Job loss or salary cuts during the pandemic situation have not deterred 30 gulf returnees from starting a new business venture in Kerala. Hailing from various parts of the State, these NRI’s has launched a chain of fish and meat retail stores called …
  • Woman arrested for robbing youth in Thiruvananthapuram 11 Jan 2021 05:15 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The City police have arrested a 31-year-old woman for allegedly stealing valuables from men after getting them drunk. Sindhu, residing at Barton Hill Colony, was nabbed by Medical College police on the basis of a …
  • Six-laning of NH66 to Thiruvananthapuram-Kollam border likely in April 11 Jan 2021 05:15 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The long wait is over. In a much-needed relief for commuters, the six-laning of 29-km NH66 stretch extending up to Kadampattukonam on Kollam-Thiruvananthapuram border from Kazhakootam is likely to begin on April.  …
  • 18-year-old arrested for girl’s suicide in Thiruvananthapuram 11 Jan 2021 05:15 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Neyyattinkara police have arrested an 18-year-old youth in connection with the suicide of a 15-year-old girl at Kamukinkode near Neyyattinkara.  Accused Jomon, hailing from Kodangavila, was reportedly in a …
  • Green auditing at government offices in Kerala to start today 11 Jan 2021 04:57 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The green auditing in government offices in Thiruvananthapuram district will be kicked off from Monday, which will lead to the provision of green certification. Mayor Arya Rajendran will inaugurate the green …
  • Avian flu fails to scare away poultry consumers in Thiruvananthapuram 09 Jan 2021 10:21 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The bird flu scare has failed to have an impact on the poultry products’ sale in Thiruvananthapuram. According to poultry farmers and restaurants association, there is no decline in demand for poultry products, …
  • 78-year-old woman found dead under suspicious circumstances in Thiruvananthapuram residence 09 Jan 2021 09:44 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  A 78-year-old woman was found dead in her residence at Thiruvallam in the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram under suspicious circumstances on Friday evening. The deceased, Jaan Beevi, was a resident of Vandithadam …
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Abandoned baby dies 06 Jan 2021 06:40
  • Thiruvananthapuram records lowest deaths in past 3 years 05 Jan 2021 08:00 Picture used for representational purpose onlyTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The capital may have recorded the highest number of Covid deaths in the state in 2020 but the number of deaths in the same year was the lowest in the past three years. The total number of …
  • Mother of victim arrested under POCSO law in Thiruvananthapuram 04 Jan 2021 23:26 By IANS THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a startling incident, a woman in Kadakkavoor in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram district has been arrested under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act for having sexually exploited her 14-year-old son, police …
  • Artist George Fernandez opens gallery at his institute in Thiruvananthapuram 02 Jan 2021 14:31 Artist George Fernandez from Thiruvananthapuram has ushered in the New Year with a tribute to art. The art instructor opened an art gallery at his Flora Institute of Arts and Crafts at Oottukuzhy in Kerala capital. "The gallery, which a part of my …
  • Worker found dead inside Thiruvananthapuram factory premises 02 Jan 2021 07:50 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The body of a worker was found in the premises of English Indian Clays at Kochuveli near here on Saturday.  The deceased Prafullakumar, 50, was a loading worker in the factory.  A tense situation prevailed at the …
  • Strict restrictions on New Year celebrations in Thiruvananthapuram, no revelry after 10 pm 31 Dec 2020 09:44 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Thiruvananthapuram district administration has issued strict instructions for New Year celebrations this time around, limiting the time for revelry to 10 pm in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. No …
  • Suresh Kumar, Shailaja Begum to lead Thiruvananthapuram district panchayat 30 Dec 2020 22:48 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: D Suresh Kumar will now lead the Thiruvananthapuram district panchayat. The district panchayat member from Malayinkeezhu block division, Suresh was sworn in on Wednesday morning after he was elected unopposed …
  • Son arrested for brutally torturing woman in Thiruvananthapuram 30 Dec 2020 09:10 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After the back-to-back videos from Neyyattinkara where a couple had accidentally set themselves ablaze over a land dispute, a new video has emerged from Kerala that's shocked the conscience of the public. …
  • Arya Rajendran’s energy and P K Raju’s experience to steer the Thiruvananthapuram 30 Dec 2020 08:10
  • Barrier-free carbon neutral zone set up in the Thiruvananthapuram 30 Dec 2020 02:42 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As part of a collective attempt to address the climate crisis, an NGO has initiated steps to set up a Barrier Free Carbon Neutral Zone in Thiruvananthapuram.  The carbon neutral zone was set up jointly by NGO …
  • AAI to hand over Jaipur, Guwahati & Thiruvananthapuram airports to Adani Group in January 29 Dec 2020 12:24
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Poojappura jail staff defeat Covid-19 by locking it down 29 Dec 2020 11:55
  • Kerala: 21-year-old Arya Rajendran elected as youngest mayor of Thiruvananthapuram 28 Dec 2020 10:27 Arya Rajendran, a 21-year-old CPI(M) leader, was sworn-in Monday as the youngest mayor of Thiruvananthapuram Corporation, the largest urban body in Kerala. Collector Navjot Khosa administered the oath of office to Rajendran inside a tightly-packed, history …
  • Arya Rajendran takes oath as mayor of Thiruvananthapuram civic body 28 Dec 2020 10:21
  • Arya Rajendran elected Mayor of Thiruvananthapuram, says will strive to make it model city 28 Dec 2020 10:07 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Arya Rajendran, 21, was elected as the mayor of Thiruvananthapuram city corporation on Monday. The youngest mayor in the country, Arya is the LDF councillor from Mudavanmugal ward. She secured 54 votes in the …
  • Man who sustained burns while resisting eviction dies in Thiruvananthapuram 28 Dec 2020 07:56 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A 47-year-old man, who sustained severe burns while resisting evacuation of his family from 'purambokku' land, succumbed to injuries at the Medical College Hospital here on Sunday midnight. Rajan and his …
  • Arya to be elected Mayor of Thiruvananthapuram Corporation today 28 Dec 2020 07:33 The election to the Mayor post of the city Corporation will be held at 11 a.m on Monday morning, while that for the Deputy Mayor post will be held in the afternoon. The Left Democratic Front, which has 52 seats in the 100-member Corporation council, had …
  • 322 new Covid-19 cases in Thiruvananthapuram 27 Dec 2020 23:14 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The district on Sunday recorded 322 new cases and 248 recovered cases of Covid-19. A total of 3,536 positive cases are currently under treatment. Those who were infected on the day included 246 contact cases and …
  • Drunkard pushes mother-in-law to death in Thiruvananthapuram 27 Dec 2020 23:14 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A 50-year-old woman died of head injuries after she was pushed to the ground by her son-in-law during a family feud at her house near Vembayam on Sunday evening. Indira, was pushed to the ground by Sunil, 34, …
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Youth electrocutes 51-year-old wife 2 months after marriage 27 Dec 2020 06:54