• COVID-19 positive cop from Idukki dies at Kottayam Medical College Hospital 26 Oct 2020 06:21 By Express News Service IDUKKI:  A police officer with the Thodupuzha police station in Kerala's Idukki district, who had tested positive for COVID-19, died at the Kottayam Medical College Hospital on Sunday. The deceased identified as CK Raju, an …
  • Kerala: Section 144 imposed in Ernakulam, Kottayam 03 Oct 2020 07:40 Image Source : ANI TWITTER Kerala: Section 144 imposed in Ernakulam, Kottayam Kerala government on Friday imposed Section 144 in Ernakulam and Kottayam districts considering the surge in coronavirus cases. The Pinarayi Vijayan government has also announced …
  • Rain fury continues in Kerala: Youth goes 'missing' in Kottayam after car falls in flood water 09 Aug 2020 05:36 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: Due to the torrential rains, battering the region for the past couple of days, the flood situation in Kottayam continued to be grim on Sunday morning as major rivers including Meenachil, Manimala and Muvattupuzha started …
  • 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 …
  • Torrential rains in Kerala's Kottayam bring life to standstill, several regions fear flooding 07 Aug 2020 08:26 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: Torrential rains lashing Kottayam district since Thursday has severely impacted normal life there as water levels in major rivers including Meenachil, Manimala, and Pampa have been on the rise. Due to water level rise in …
  • Writer Kottayam Pushpanath’s Dracula makes a second coming 05 Aug 2020 03:28 Rayan Pushpanath discovered Dracula, a forbidden read till then, during the summer of 1999. Along with his cousin, he sat under a brindleberry tree in their ancestral home at Chungam in Kottayam devouring the novel which their grandfather, the popular …
  • Kerala: Rain-triggered mudslide disrupts rail traffic in Kottayam 29 Jul 2020 18:57 Railway tunnel at Muttambalam in Kottayam A mudslide took place on a railway track in Muttambalam in Kerala’s Kottayam district, following heavy rainfall in several parts of the state. As a result of the downpour, soil and boulders rolled over the track …
  • Kottayam residents protest move to cremate Covid victim, BJP councillor lends support 26 Jul 2020 14:51 Kerala: Residents of Muttambalam have blocked the entrance to the cremation. A protest erupted in a municipality in Kerala’s Kottayam district after local residents opposed the burial of a Covid-19 victim on Sunday. Residents of Muttambalam have blocked …
  • Five more succumb to coronavirus in Kerala; Kottayam district registers its first death 26 Jul 2020 09:03 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala reported five more Covid-19 deaths from Thrissur, Malappuram, Kasargod, Kozhikode and Kottayam districts on Sunday. In Thrissur, 72-year-old P Varghese, a native of Irinjalakuda, died early this morning …
  • Kottayam records first COVID-19 death as 72-year-old succumbs to virus; Kerala toll rises to 32 13 Jul 2020 07:51 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: Even as coronavirus positive cases soar across Kerala, Kottayam district on Monday recorded its first death due to the infection. The deceased has been identified as Abdul Salam, 72, a native of Parathodu near Mundakkayam. …
  • Situation alarming in Kottayam after private hospital staffer gets infected 27 Jun 2020 02:34 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: The concerns over a 70-year-old man hailing from Pallickathodu testing positive for Covid-19 pandemic without a known source of infection on Wednesday appears to be escalating after his 24-year-old daughter-in-law tested …
  • Kottayam: Tribal girl found dead near house; another attempts suicide 14 Jun 2020 01:24 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM:  A 17-year-old tribal girl of Kulamankuzhi tribal settlement at Valara near Adimali was found hanging near her house, while her relative, a 21-year-old girl in the same settlement, was hospitalised after consuming poison …
  • Police arrest man for murder of 60-year-old woman in Kottayam 04 Jun 2020 08:39 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: In a major achievement, the police team probing the murder of 60-year-old woman at Parappadam near Kottayam, arrested the accused within three days of the crime. The arrested person has been identified as Muhammed Bilal ( …
  • Woman found murdered, son held in Kottayam 31 May 2020 08:01 Representative image KOTTAYAM: A woman was killed by her son following a quarrel over food in Thrikkodithanam near Kottayam on Saturday night. The youth who was in an inebriated condition was taken into custody by police from the house. The victim, …
  • One more COVID-19 death in Kottayam; Kerala’s toll climbs to 8 29 May 2020 08:32 Kerala on Friday recorded its eighth COVID-19 death when a 65-year-old man, who had been in a critical condition at the Government Medical College in Kottayam, died at around 2 a.m. The deceased was identified as a native of Perumthuruthy in Thiruvalla. He …
  • Malayalam actor Kottayam Nazeer wields painter’s brush for a noble cause 28 May 2020 02:29 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Covid pandemic and the ensuing lockdown witnessed countless instances of selfless deeds by people from all walks of life. Mimicry artist and film actor Kottayam Nazeer, who is a household name, displayed a …
  • Kannur, Kottayam only Kerala districts in red zone in Centre's revised classification 01 May 2020 10:02 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: According to the new hotspot classification issued by the Union government, to be in force after May 3 when the second phase of the nationwide lockdown ends, Kerala will have two districts each in the green and …
  • Strict lockdown measures in Idukki and Kottayam 29 Apr 2020 02:29
  • Keeping Kottayam and Idukki in mind, Kerala set to redraw strategy 29 Apr 2020 01:05 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In the wake of the spike in Covid-19 positive cases in Kottayam and Idukki, the government has decided to have a thorough look into the state of affairs, especially the lockdown scenario. Briefing the media on …
  • Kottayam, Idukki in Red zone 28 Apr 2020 06:16 In view of a sudden spike in the number of COVID-19 cases over the last five days, Kottayam and Idukki districts have been upgraded as Red zones. In Kottayam, where the total number of active cases on Monday rose to 17, seven grama panchayats and five …
  • Kerala: Kottayam, Idukki brought under red zone 28 Apr 2020 04:07
  • From green to red, focus shifts to Kottayam and Idukki 28 Apr 2020 03:22 Express News Service T’PURAM/KOTTAYAM/IDUKKI: From a happy green to cautious orange and worrying red zone, the turn for the worse for Kottayam and Idukki in a matter of days has caught the health department off guard. Both districts now have second …
  • Kottayam, Idukki brought under red zone 28 Apr 2020 00:33
  • Double lockdown ini Idukki, Kottayam hit pepper arrivals to Kochi 27 Apr 2020 14:08 V Sajeev Kumar The imposition of double lockdown in Idukki and Kottayam has affected pepper arrivals to Kochi on Monday. Arrivals were only 8 tonnes, while prices remained steady at ₹314 per kg for ungarbled and MG1 garbled varieties realised ₹334. However …
  • After a lull, Kerala’s Idukki, Kottayam districts see resurgence of Covid-19 cases 26 Apr 2020 15:36 Outside a Covid-19 ward in Kerala. Kottayam saw the last Covid-19 patient getting discharged on April 3 and Idukki on April 12. (Express photo) Kerala reported 11 fresh coronavirus cases on Sunday, all of which sprang up in Kottayam and Idukki districts, …
  • Class XII students in Kottayam raise funds to help 800 families hit by lockdown 24 Apr 2020 14:22 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: With COVID-19 forcing the nation to go into lockdown mode, many families, especially those of daily wage earners, are finding it difficult to make ends meet. Realising this, a group of Class XII students of Pallikoodam …
  • Kottayam gets ready to ease lockdown 20 Apr 2020 03:38 Having decided to ease the lockdown restrictions in Kottayam from Tuesday onwards, authorities have come up with an elaborate plan to make sure that the relaxations do not affect the region’s defence against the viral outbreak. To begin with, check posts …
  • Amid lockdown, a heart transplant at Kottayam MCH 19 Apr 2020 08:07 At a time when health-care workers across the country are donning protective gear to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, a team of medical staff at the Government Medical College Hospital (MCH) in Kottayam, a designated COVID care centre, on Saturday suited up …
  • Prohibitory orders issued in Kottayam, day after migrant workers stage stir 30 Mar 2020 04:41
  • Deprived of essentials, migrant labourers protest on streets in Kerala's Kottayam 29 Mar 2020 11:24 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: Tension prevailed in Payippad near Changanassery, a prominent settlement of migrant labourers in Kottayam on Sunday, after 2000-odd workers took to streets demanding immediate arrangements to go back to their native places …
  • COVID-19 crisis: Hundreds of migrant workers flood Kottayam street in Kerala hoping to return home 29 Mar 2020 11:06 Mar 29, 2020, 03:51PM ISTSource: Times NowA deserted street in Kerala’s Kottayam district was full of activity on Sunday as hundreds of migrant workers from Bihar Uttar Pradesh gathered seeking to return to their hometown amid the nationwide lockdown. The …
  • COVID-19: A church in Kerala's Kottayam live streams Sunday Mass 15 Mar 2020 22:18 Kottayam (Kerala) [India], Mar 15 (ANI): Many churches in Kerala are taking the online option to livestream the Sunday Mass to enable the faithful to avoid public mingling in the light of an advisory put out by the state government against holding public …
  • Kottayam man's post-mortem report negative for coronavirus 13 Mar 2020 18:07 Kottayam: An elderly man, who was a neighbour of a coronavirus patient at Chengalam and under home quarantine has died. Authorities who got the post-mortem report said that test results of samples were negative for the coronavirus. Kottayam district …
  • 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 …
  • Rubber Board organises two-day training programme at Kottayam 03 Mar 2020 12:57 The Rubber Board organises a two day training programme at Rubber Training Institute, Kottayam in testing of Dry Rubber Content (DRC) of field latex/concentrated latex as per standards on March 11 and 12, 2020. For details, contact phone: 0481- 2353127 …
  • Two workers die in Kottayam after well collapses on them 29 Feb 2020 05:03 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: In a tragic incident, two labourers placing concrete rings in a well got killed after a portion of the well collapsed on them at Punnathura near Ettumanoor on Friday. The deceased are Saju, 46, of Poovathanam house, …
  • Five members of a family died in car accident in Kottayam 01 Feb 2020 05:17 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: In a tragic incident, five members of a family, including three women were killed when the car in which they were travelling rammed a wood-laden lorry at Kalikavu near Kuravilangad along M C Road in the early hours of …
  • Of biting truths and bygone times: A crime thriller called 'Kottayam' to release on January 17 07 Jan 2020 06:57 By Express News Service KOCHI: Artist, cinematographer, traveller and farmer, Binu Bhaskar has added another feather to his hat with his debut directorial venture, ‘Kottayam’. The off-beat movie is a crime thriller that delves into the themes of violence …
  • Binu Bhaskar’s Kottayam  to release on January 17 24 Dec 2019 07:52 By Express News Service Cinematographer-turned-director Binu Bhaskar’s Kottayam is gearing up for release on January 17. An offbeat film revolving around a murder investigation, it is being touted as a psychological thriller. In an earlier interview with …
  • Five-day training in rubber cultivation at Kottayam 23 Dec 2019 12:14 The Rubber Board organises a five-day training in rubber cultivation at Rubber Training Institute, Kottayam from January 6 to 10, 2020. The course content includes modern planting materials, planting techniques, manuring, pest and disease control, tapping …
  • Kerala Nun rape case: Kottayam Court extends Bishop Franco Mulakkal's bail 30 Nov 2019 14:42 Image Source : PTI Kerala Nun rape case: Kottayam Court extends Bishop Franco Mulakkal's bail Kottayam Court extended the bail of the Kerala nun rape case accused Franco Mulakkal on Saturday. Mulakkal, rape-accused and former bishop of Jalandhar, had …
  • Elephant Kills Mahout, Rams Bus In Kerala's Kottayam 06 Nov 2019 04:31 The mahout was rushed to the government medical college hospital but he died en route. Kottayam: An elephant ran amok and killed its mahout while he was trying to tame it before attacking a bus carrying passengers, police said on Tuesday. The tusker rammed …
  • Elephant kills mahout, attacks private bus in Kottayam 06 Nov 2019 01:39 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM:  Fear and panic prevailed along the Kottayam - Kumarakom tourism corridor for nearly two hours on Tuesday evening after an elephant, which was taken back after attending a temple festival in Kottayam, turned unruly and …
  • Lecture series on Latin America to be held in three Kerala cities: Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Kannur 07 Oct 2019 05:36 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A series of lectures on Latin America is being organised in the city on October 16. The four-part series will delve on modernity, development and transformations in Latin America. Two of the lecture series will …
  • Ruling LDF wins Pala bypoll in Kottayam, Kerala 27 Sep 2019 08:55 KOTTAYAM (KERALA): The ruling CPI(M) led LDF won the byelection to Pala assembly constituency, wresting the seat from the opposition Congress led UDF. LDF candidate Mani C Kappen defeated Jose Tom Pulikkunel of the opposition Congress-led UDF in a closely …
  • Kunjeldho starts rolling in Kottayam 04 Sep 2019 18:52  The film, which marks the directorial debut of popular radio jockey Mathukutty, who has written the script too, has the multi-talented Vineeth Sreenivasan as the creative director. For Kottayam, it will be Kunjeldho days ahead. Kunjeldho, starring Asif …
  • Contempt plea in SC for control of Kottayam churches 29 Aug 2019 12:43 New Delhi/Kottayam, Aug 29 (IANS) Kerala’s Malankara Orthodox Church on Thursday filed a contempt petition in the Supreme Court stating that the Kerala government has not done anything to implement the 2017 apex court directive which gives the …
  • Kottayam native shot dead by robber in US  08 Aug 2019 03:29 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM:  A 68-year-old Kottayam native was shot dead after being carjacked at gunpoint by a bank robber at Valrico in the US state of  Florida. Mathew Korattiyil of Peroor near Ettumanoor was attacked at the parking lounge of   …
  • Villa Maya serves dishes from the hearths of Kottayam 04 Jul 2019 12:09 ​A Syrian Christian food fete brings to mind plenty of meat dishes, curried, baked, roasted and fried and a variety of appams to go with it. However, a Syrian Christian food festival that begins today at Villa Maya has many surprises in store for jaded …
  • A walk to trace heritage of Old Kottayam 26 Jun 2019 05:52 Centuries before it became a hub of vernacular print houses and educational institutions, Kottayam had served as the citadel of a princely State and a major marketplace. From the Thaliyil Mahadeva temple to the Thazhathangadi Juma Masjid, and the …
  • Kerala: Three hospitals charged for denying treatment to 62-year old H1N1 patient in Kottayam 07 Jun 2019 08:33 Image Source : PTI Three Kerala hospitals charged for denying treatment to 62-year-old-patient in Kottayam. Representational Image  The Kottayam Police, on Thursday, lodged an FIR against three hospitals, including one run by the government, after they …
  • 3 Kottayam hospitals booked for 'denying' treatment to 62-year-old H1N1 patient 07 Jun 2019 05:10 The three hospitals have, however, denied the allegations made by Renimol. Kottayam: The Kottayam Police has registered a case against three hospitals, including Kottayam Medical College and two other private hospitals after a woman claimed that her father …
  • Double for Kottayam in state Jr. basketball championship 06 Jun 2019 20:42 Kottayam clinched the girls' title while their boys retained the crown in the state junior basketball championship in Thodupuzha. In a thrilling final, Kottayam edged Thiruvnanthapuram in doube extra-time, 97-95, for the girls' title. In the boys…
  • Mango Meadows: A man-made paradise in Kottayam 05 Jun 2019 02:00 Express News Service KOTTAYAM: A stroll through the paved walkways, getting to know the rich varieties of flora and fauna, enjoying the chirping of birds and feeding fish in ponds - is quite a refreshing experience for anyone. Mango Meadows at Ayamkudi, a …
  • Kottayam and Idukki advance 28 May 2019 19:07 Kottayam and Idukki won their respective group games to progress in the 43rd state junior basketball championship at Shanthlal Jyothi Public School in Thodupuzha on Tuesday. In the boys’ category, Kottayam defeated Alappuzha that had made a solid start to …
  • Kottayam: Man kills elderly for pension money 23 May 2019 01:41 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM:  In a gruesome incident, a youth killed an 88-year-old man to steal latter’s monthly pension in Manimala on Tuesday. The Manimala police arrested Vilson, 36, of Vallakadav colony in Kattappana for the murder of Thomas aka …
  • Kottayam: Court extends bishop Franco bail, trial in case to begin June 7 10 May 2019 20:47 Kottayam: The trial in the rape case against Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal will begin at the Kottayam district court on June 7. The first class judicial magistrate’s court, Pala, extended the bail for the bishop, who appeared before it on Friday. The …
  • Flood brings Kottayam a paddy windfall 10 May 2019 05:33 Thanks to back-to-back floods last year, Kottayam is on track to reap a windfall of over ₹300 crore from paddy cultivation this season. As per the estimate of the Paddy Marketing Office of Supplyco, the authorities have procured about 1,09,136.18 tonnes of …
  • This old bridge in Kottayam proves too strong to be brought down 28 Apr 2019 07:02 The old railway overbridge (ROB) in Kottayam, which was deemed ‘structurally insufficient’ to cater to the growth of Kottayam town, proved not so weak when it withstood two back-to-back attempts of implosion. The first attempt for the controlled explosion …
  • Kottayam to Kochi barge services receive encouraging responses 21 Mar 2019 12:50 The recently launched container barge service between Kottayam Port, ICD and Cochin Port through national waterways is getting encouraging responses from stakeholders. The terminal operator DP World Cochin said that the commencement of the barge service is …
  • People want a continuation in development activities in Kottayam: KC(M) vice-chairman Jose K Mani 18 Mar 2019 02:57 By Express News Service Wrapping up the rumblings of discontent in the party, Kerala Congress(M) has entered the election mode with its candidate Thomas Chazhikadan going ahead with campaign work in Kottayam. KC(M) vice-chairman Jose K Mani, who is leading …
  • Kochi-Kottayam container barge service completes maiden voyage  09 Mar 2019 02:27 Express News Service KOCHI:  In what could prove a game changer, the inaugural container barge service from Kochi to Kottayam carrying import-export goods - despite the minor hiccups caused by hyacinths and fishing nets - got underway here on Friday. …
  • PJ Joseph likely to contest from Kottayam 09 Mar 2019 02:10 Express News Service KOTTAYAM: Pressure is mounting on Kerala Congress (M) to settle internal rumblings of discontent over its candidate for the Kottayam constituency. With the UDF leadership tightly shutting the door on the KC(M)’s demand for a second …
  • Kottayam Nazeer makes directorial debut 22 Jan 2019 05:15 Express News Service After Harisree Ashokan, another comedian is stepping into direction: Kottayam Nazeer. The actor-cum-artist organised a private screening of his directorial debut, a short film titled Kuttichan at Lal Media Arts in Kochi. In attendance …
  • Kottayam Nazeer turns director 21 Jan 2019 19:07 Kottayam Nazeer is a happy man. The preview of his debut directorial – a short film titled Kuttichan—is just over. At Lal Media, where the preview happened, he is busy meeting his friends. He sounds thrilled as he speaks about Kuttichan, which tells the …
  • Lensman’s take of Kottayam 13 Nov 2018 18:45 Binu Bhaskar, the cinematographer of the 2015 movie Lukka Chuppi, is the latest entrant in the list of DOPs-turned-directors. Binu has donned director’s hat with the crime drama Kottayam. Kottayam revolves around the rape and murder case of a female police …
  • List of trains services to be disrupted between Ernakulam and Kottayam 17 Oct 2018 15:37 Trains services between Ernakulam and Kottayam will be affected for five days, starting from October 20 till 24. Trains services between Ernakulam and Kottayam will be affected for five days, starting from October 20 till 24. Several trains have been …
  • Kerala nun rape case: Bishop Franco Mulakkal discharged from Kottayam hospital 22 Sep 2018 07:01 Bishop was under observation in the cardiology section of the Medical College Hospital for over 6 hours after his blood pressure shot up. Kottayam: Bishop Franco Mulakkal, arrested by the police over allegations of repeatedly raping and sexually assaulting …
  • I don’t believe in alienating audiences: Kottayam's director Binu Bhaskar 29 Aug 2018 21:49 Express News Service Santosh Sivan, Venu, Rajeev Ravi, Sujith Vassudev....and now another name can be added to the list of cinematographers from the Malayalam film industry who has made the shift to direction. Lukka Chuppi cinematographer Binu Bhaskar' …
  • Kerala Floods: Andhra SDRF team rescues 40 victims from flooded Kottayam 20 Aug 2018 02:24 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA:  AP state disaster rescue force (SDRF) personnel, who had rushed to flood-ravaged Kerala state to take up rescue and relief operations on Saturday, reached Ernakulam on Sunday afternoon and evacuated as many as 40 …
  • Rain continues havoc in Kottayam; over 64,000 people in relief camps 18 Aug 2018 23:06 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: With rain continuing to pour across the district, the western areas of Kottayam have been almost completely submerged in floodwater, forcing tens of thousands of people to relocate to relief camps. As per official reports …
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology at Kottayam gets Atal Incubation Centre 28 Jul 2018 01:49 By Express News Service KOZHIKODE: Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Kottayam, has got a shot in the arm with the Union Government recently sanctioning an incubation centre for the institution with a financial assistance of Rs 5 crore. The …
  • Kerala Floods: Mixed response in Kottayam district  22 Jul 2018 01:50 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: Around 53 families living on the banks of the Meenachil river in Palam colony of Mutholi panchayat had a miraculous escape from floodwater on Monday thanks to the timely intervention of local residents and Fire Safety and …
  • Heavy rain, strong wind wreak havoc on Kottayam 16 Jul 2018 02:48 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: The heavy rain and strong wind wreaked havoc in and around Kottayam on Sunday. Due to strong wind, many trees got uprooted and continuous rain flooded the low-lying areas of the town. Sajimon T Joseph, assistant station …
  • Sexual assault case: Kottayam court records statement of nun 07 Jul 2018 05:38
  • Kottayam woman elated with Saudi driving licence 03 Jul 2018 12:28 KOTTAYAM: For Telma Jose, driving is not just a passion, but a feeling of independence. She used to go for work, supermarket, attend PTA meeting of her children and friends’ place driving her own car. But she was highly disappointed ever since she had …
  • Sexual assault: Kottayam nun to go ahead with legal action against Bishop 02 Jul 2018 12:50 By: PTI | Kottayam | Published: June 30, 2018 2:10:45 pm A nun accused a Roman Catholic Bishop of sexually assaulting her 13 times. (Representational) A nun, who accused a Roman Catholic Bishop of sexually assaulting her, Saturday said she would go ahead …
  • Sexual assault: Kottayam nun had complained to superiors in Church, no action was taken, says police 02 Jul 2018 00:44 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: July 2, 2018 2:17:37 am The nun has alleged that the bishop, a native of Thrissur, sexually exploited her at the Missionaries of Jesus house at Kuravilangand in Kottayam. Kerala police on Sunday …
  • This Kottayam school has its annual study tour to NASA 29 Jun 2018 05:40
  • Kottayam: Man disappears after Argentina World Cup defeat 22 Jun 2018 21:29 Kottayam: Argentina’s shock defeat by Croatia in the World Cup on Thursday night broke the heart of a youth back in Kottayam who decided that he had “nothing more to see  in the world and I am going to the depths of death.”  He, therefore, apparently   …
  • Orange alert in Kottayam, adjoining districts 15 Jun 2018 04:35 Even as the authorities declared Orange alert (implying that weather conditions have the capacity to impact significantly on the people in the affected areas), the Meenachil river and its tributaries breached the banks on the impact of the increasing …
  • ‘Honour killing’: Hartal hits normal life in Kottayam 29 May 2018 13:03 — By PTI | May 29, 2018 04:27 pm Kottayam/Thiruvananthapuram: Normal life was affected today in Kottayam district following a dawn-to-dusk hartal called by various political parties and Dalit organisations to protest the alleged honour killing of a 23- …
  • Shut down in Kottayam after twin murders 28 May 2018 11:17 The strike is in protest against police apathy despite wife’s pleas to probe the abduction of her husband Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition parties in Kerala have called for a shutdown strike in Kottayam district on Tuesday, following the daring murders of a …
  • In Kerala's Kottayam, Man Hangs Himself After Killing His Wife, Children 18 May 2018 18:51 A 42-year-old man Sinoj allegedly killed his wife, children before hanging himself (Representational) Kottayam:  Four members of a family were today found dead at their rented house near Ettumanoor in the district, police said. The deceased have been …
  • Kerala: Four of a family found dead in their Kottayam house 18 May 2018 07:34 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: In a tragic incident, a four-member family was found dead in their residence at Vayala near Ettumanoor on Friday. The deceased were identified as Sinoj - 42, of Mukulel house, West Koodalloor, his wife Nisha - 35, their …
  • Malayalam detective novelist Kottayam Pushpanath dies at 80 03 May 2018 01:41 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: May 3, 2018 6:19:50 am Kottayam Pushpanath is also credited for producing the first genuine detective story in Malayalam. Well-knoWN Malayalam detective novelist Kottayam Pushpanath, who ushered a …
  • Malayalam detective fiction writer Kottayam Pushpanath passes away 02 May 2018 09:43 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: Malayalam detective fiction writer Kottayam Pushpanath, whose skillful writing and thrilling story plots had people waiting anxiously for the next issue of the leading Malayalam weeklies during the 70s and 80s, is no more. …
  • Noted Malayalam novelist ‘Kottayam Pushpanath’ passes away   02 May 2018 09:37 — By PTI | May 02, 2018 01:24 pm Kottayam (Kerala): Noted detective novelist “Kottayam Pushpanath, who expanded the world of horror fiction in Malayalam literature, died due to age related ailments here today. He was 80. He is survived by wife and two …
  • Kottayam Kunjachan 2 confirmed! 12 Apr 2018 19:19 Actor-producer Vijay Babu of Friday Film House on Thursday took to Facebook to announce that the sequel to the 1990 super hit Kottayam Kunjachan will be made with Mammooty at the helm. The post read, “All differences of opinion about the copyright and …
  • Mammootty announces Kottayam Kunjachan 2 15 Mar 2018 07:35 Written by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Published: March 15, 2018 12:47 pm Mammotty shared the first look of Kottayam Kunjachan 2 on Facebook. Malayalam superstar Mammootty has announced a sequel to his 1990 blockbuster comedy-drama Kottayam Kunjachan. He …
  • Kalyan Developers Offering KALYAN SANCTUARE a Premium Apartment in Kottayam 10 Feb 2018 14:03 (MENAFN Editorial) Kalyan Developers, a reliable real estate developer with an international presence, is now offering KALYAN SANCTUARE, a premium apartment ideally located in the city of Kottayam. Kalyan Developers is a real estate developer on the upward …
  • Kerala: Stuck in traffic with a pill in throat, little girl dies in car in Kottayam 25 Nov 2017 11:42 Little girl dies in car in KottayamFacebook In a tragic twist of fate, what was meant to be a remedy for a troublesome cough proved deadly for a little girl in Kottayam town in Kerala. Eileen, aged 5, daughter of Rintu and Rinu hailing from …
  • Train of woes for commuters from Kottayam 21 Nov 2017 05:19 KOCHI: Febin (name changed) used to commute between his native Kottayam and Ernakulam, where he worked as a technician, daily on Venad Express. The youth had to resign from his job three weeks ago. The reason: He had to cough up an amount more than 30 …
  • Interior Decorators in Kottayam 10 Nov 2017 05:44 PAINT OR WALLPAPER – BETTER OPTION FOR YOUR WALLS. Looking for an option to decorate your walls and are stuck up between to go with wallpapers or paint then , to decide on a wall treatment is not an easy job, there are end number of options available today …
  • Kottayam Vigilance court seeks Thomas Chandy report 04 Nov 2017 22:16 The court acted on a petition by JD(U) leader and advocate M K Subash that Chandy constructed a road to his resort reclaiming 2.5 acres of paddy fields. A Vigilance court in Kottayam on Saturday ordered a quick verification report into the allegation that …
  • Protest at Kottayam Bharath hospital a do-or-die battle for nurses 26 Oct 2017 05:36 KOTTAYAM: Krishnapriya, a 23-year-old nurse, looked frail and vulnerable on the fifth day of her hunger strike. When her health deteriorated alarmingly by Tuesday night, she was hospitalised and Jipsy Sandeep, another nurse, took over. Jipsy is the third …
  • Kottayam Medical College set to lose its MBBS recognition 05 Oct 2017 05:51 KOTTAYAM: In yet another setback for the state’s medical education sector, the MBBS course in the Government Medical College, Kottayam, is set to lose its recognition from the Medical Council of India (MCI) for non-compliance of MCI guidelines.Based on an …
  • Post-presser, man arrested over self-incriminating claim in Kottayam 22 Sep 2017 04:51 M K Siby, who was arrested by the the police, soon after a press meet in Kottayam on Thursday | Express KOTTAYAM: In a case of the real life imitating reel life, the police on Thursday arrested a person from the Press Club here, shortly he told reporters …
  • Minor landslips, flood threat in Kottayam 18 Sep 2017 02:38 With heavy rains pounding the district for the third consecutive day, the hilly areas have been witnessing minor landslips while the low-lying western areas are under threat of inundation. A landslip at Poovanthuruth, near Chingavanom, on the Kottayam- …
  • Duo from Kottayam killed in bus collision on England’s M1 motorway 28 Aug 2017 06:41 KOTTAYAM:Eight Indians, including two natives of Kottayam, were killed in Nottingham, UK, when a minibus which they were travelling in collided with two lorries on the busiest M1 motorway on Saturday. The deceased Keralites were identified as Cyriac Joseph …

  • Alappuzha's Norton Bungalow to bask in new glow 31 Oct 2020 13:03 Norton Bungalow, the home of missionary Thomas Norton | Anandu Radhakrishnan ALAPPUZHA: There is a new hustle and bustle around the Norton Bungalow, the official residence of the Church of South India’s(CSI) first missionary -- Thomas Norton. The CSI …
  • Prohibitory orders extended in eight districts of Kerala 31 Oct 2020 08:29 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Various district collectors in the state have issued orders extending the prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC to prevent public congregations and gatherings. Earlier, as part of Covid-19 containment …
  • Nedumangad becomes first fully gis-mapped municipality in district 31 Oct 2020 00:04 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Nedumangad municipality now has a complete Geographic Information System for Local Body (GISLB) system, thus becoming the first geoinformatics municipality in the district. The project which took four months to …
  • 'A grave concern': Centre says festivities behind Covid surge in Delhi, Bengal & Kerala 29 Oct 2020 14:02 Express News Service NEW DELHI: Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Thursday reviewed the status of Delhi, West Bengal and Kerala in view of the alarming rise in Covid-19 cases in these states over the last several days. Delhi, as of now, has 29,378 …
  • Home cooks turn social media top chefs 28 Oct 2020 05:16 Mothers and grandmothers are increasingly taking to the Internet to explore, relive and invent recipes Leela Mathew skins, cores and chops an apple with the flair of a master chef. The apple is to go into a smooth dough and then dunked in hot oil. Home …
  • 551 test positive in Alappuzha 26 Sep 2020 03:25 COVID-19 cases continue to spike in the district. For the second time in three days, daily surge crossed the 500-mark with a record 551 people testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 on Friday. The district reported four COVID-related deaths, taking the official …
  • Alappuzha's favourite film shooting location Muppalam gets a facelift 23 Sep 2020 10:14
  • KU’s Alappuzha regional centre to offer MCom Rural Studies 20 Sep 2020 01:00 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Syndicate of the University of Kerala has decided to start MCom course in Rural Studies at its Regional Centre in Alappuzha. In the first phase, 20 seats have been sanctioned for the course under the varsity’ …
  • Kerala to experiment with water taxis from October, first one in Alappuzha's backwaters 14 Sep 2020 16:46 Written by Vishnu Varma | Kochi | September 14, 2020 9:09:11 pm This is how the water taxi is designed to look Sailing in a new direction in the public water transport sector, Kerala is set to experiment with 10-seater water taxis, the first of which will …
  • Heavy showers to lash Kerala; Orange alert in Kollam, Alappuzha 06 Sep 2020 10:55 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala is likely to receive heavy showers due to the formation of low pressure over the Arabian Sea. The Indian Meteorological Department sounded Orange alert in Kollam and Alappuzha, warning heavy to very heavy …
  • Alappuzha-based IT firm wins Centre’s innovation challenge 21 Aug 2020 06:23 Alappuzha joined the building of an ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat’ on Thursday with Techgentsia Software Technologies Private Limited, an IT company based at Infopark, Cherthala, here winning the ‘Innovation Challenge for the development of videoconferencing …
  • Swachh Survekshan: Alappuzha ranked best small city in innovations but Kerala fares poor overall 20 Aug 2020 18:58 By Express News Service KOCHI: Alappuzha municipality was recognised as the best small city in 'Innovations and Best Practices ' for decentralised wastewater treatment in Swachh Survekshan 2020, the central government's annual survey on …
  • Floodwater starts to recede in Alappuzha 12 Aug 2020 04:16 With rain subsiding and the inflow of water from the east decreasing, the flood situation in Alappuzha eased further on Tuesday. Although the situation has improved considerably in many parts of the district, parts of Kuttanad remained inundated. Officials …
  • 151-year-old church collapses in Kerala's Alappuzha after bund breach 11 Aug 2020 13:30 By ANI ALAPPUZHA: The 151-year-old St Paul's CSI church collapsed in Chungam Kuruvelly Padasekharam area of Alappuzha district, Kerala, on Tuesday morning after a bund breached. Since the church was located in the middle of two paddy fields, water …
  • Bund breach leads to collapse of 151-year-old church in Alappuzha 11 Aug 2020 13:06 A 151-year-old church at Pallathuruthy in Kuttanad, Alappuzha collapsed following a bund breach on Tuesday morning. According to officials, St. Paul's church, belonging to the Church of South India (CSI), was destroyed by gushing floodwaters after the …
  • Alappuzha gears up to meet rain threat 04 Aug 2020 04:52 The Alappuzha district administration has decided to shift bedridden patients in Kuttanad taluk to government hospitals in view of the flood threat. A meeting of the District Disaster Management Authority chaired by District Collector A. Alexander here on …
  • Alappuzha court acquits all five accused in P. Krishna Pillai memorial torching case 30 Jul 2020 12:56 The Alappuzha District and Sessions Court on Thursday acquitted all five accused in the case related to the attack on the memorial of P. Krishna Pillai, founder-leader of the Communist movement in Kerala. Judge A. Badharudeen absolved Latheesh B. Chandran, …
  • IAS officer who jumped quarantine reinstated Alappuzha sub-collector 25 Jul 2020 01:43 Express News Service KOCHI: In a quiet move, Anupam Mishra, IAS, who was suspended by the government for violating the quarantine rules after he returned from Singapore and Indonesia in March, has been reinstated in service. The former sub-collector of …
  • NRI who returned from Saudi Arabia dies of COVID-19 in Alappuzha, toll in Kerala now 34 14 Jul 2020 11:12 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: A 47-year-old Chunakkara native died of COVID-19 at the Government Medical College in Alappuzha. Nazeer, an NRI, had arrived from Saudi Arabia in the first week of July. Health officials said that he died early on Monday …
  • Alappuzha native among nine new Covid cases in Ernakulam district 27 Jun 2020 02:49 By Express News Service KOCHI: Nine persons, including an Alappuzha native who arrived from abroad, tested positive for Covid-19 in the district on Friday. Of the total cases, eight returned from Gulf countries – including six from Kuwait – and one from …
  • SNDP Yogam leader under scanner for 'fraud' found hanging in union office near Alappuzha 24 Jun 2020 08:50 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: SNDP Yogam general secretary Vellapally Natesan’s close aide K K Mahesan was found hanging at the union office at Mararikulam near here on Wednesday. Mararikulam police said the body was found by 10 am. Mahesan, who is …
  • Girders installed for Alappuzha bypass rail overbridge 21 Jun 2020 02:57 Taking another step towards the completion of the Alappuzha bypass project, the installation of girders as part of the construction of a rail overbridge (ROB) at Kuthirapanthy has begun. Officials said here on Saturday that the first girder was fixed …
  • Woman who tried to commit suicide dies in road accident in Kerala's Alappuzha 17 Jun 2020 06:13 Representative image ALAPPUZHA: A 32-year-old-woman, who tried to commit suicide, died after the ambulance which was carrying her rammed a truck on NH-66 within Aroor police station limits. Her father and uncle also suffered injuries in the accident. …
  • Kerala: Congress youth activist stabbed in Alappuzha district 22 Apr 2020 12:37 Kerala: Congress youth activist stabbed in Alappuzha district A Congress youth activist was stabbed following a controversy over the functioning of a community kitchen at Alappuzha district in Kerala. Late on Tuesday, Youth Congress worker Suhail while …
  • Houseboats In Kerala's Alappuzha Likely To Be Turned Into COVID-19 Isolation Wards 15 Apr 2020 10:29 M Anjana said that houseboats have different bed strengths. (Representational) Alappuzha (Kerala): Houseboats in Kerala's Alappuzha districts may be turned into COVID-19 isolation wards if the need arises, said District Collector M Anjana.  "The …
  • Doctor online facility launched in Alappuzha 30 Mar 2020 06:14 The Alappuzha district administration, district medical office and Government Medical College, Alappuzha has joined hands to launch ‘doctor online’ facility in the district. The facility will help people under lockdown to consult doctors without going to …
  • Meeting hunger pangs in Alappuzha during lockdown 27 Mar 2020 07:14 It was just another working day for them on Thursday. A group of seven, including four women and three men, reached the Janakeeya Adukala (community kitchen) run by the P. Krishnapillai Smaraka Trust at Mannanchery, near Alappuzha, around 6 a.m. They …
  • Alappuzha survivor says the lockdown will pay off 25 Mar 2020 11:38 He had his first tryst with a lockdown in the Chinese city of Wuhan, ground zero of the COVID-19 outbreak. After receiving a text message in the early hours of January 23, he, along with his friends, scrambled to reach the Wuhan Tianhe international …
  • Case registered against Alappuzha native for holding wedding 22 Mar 2020 01:36 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Alappuzha North police have registered a criminal case against Shameer Ahammed of  Arattuvazhi in Alappuzha, for holding his daughter’s wedding on March 15 violating the government’s direction against large gatherings. …
  • US couple evades quarantine at Alappuzha Medical College 14 Mar 2020 00:56 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: A US couple, who was referred to the isolation ward of Alappuzha Medical College Hospital, evaded quarantine and went missing on Friday. Officials said the couple reached Kerala via Doha from London on March 9. They …
  • COVID-19: Student discharged from Alappuzha MCH 14 Feb 2020 01:33 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: THE medical student who was admitted to the Alappuzha Medical College Hospital (MCH) isolation ward with coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) was discharged on Thursday. Officials said the state medical board approved the …
  • NIV Alappuzha given state nodal laboratory tag for testing nCoV 07 Feb 2020 02:18 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As the state tightens its vigil against the novel coronavirus (nCoV), the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Alappuzha, has been designated as the state nodal laboratory for testing nCoV. The Alappuzha unit is …
  • nCoV sample testing begins in Alappuzha unit of NIV 04 Feb 2020 07:56 Testing of samples for novel coronavirus (nCoV) has started at the National Institute of Virology (NIV) unit in Alappuzha. All facilities have been made available at the Alappuzha unit and it takes 7-8 hours to test a sample. “We have started testing …
  • India's second coronavirus case confirmed in Kerala's Alappuzha 02 Feb 2020 09:21 Two days after the first case of dreaded novel coronavirus case was confirmed in the state, one more person has tested positive for the killer virus in Kerala. A Wuhan university student who returned from China on January 24 has tested positive, according …
  • Coronavirus outbreak: India's second positive case reported in Kerala's Alappuzha 02 Feb 2020 07:27 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Two days after the first case of Coronavirus infection in India was confirmed in Kerala, the state reported its second positive case. As per a statement from the Union Health Ministry, the second positive case …
  • Coronavirus outbreak: India's second positive case confirmed in Kerala's Alappuzha 02 Feb 2020 06:13 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Two days after the first case of Coronavirus infection in India was confirmed in Kerala, the state reported its second positive case. As per a statement from the Union Health Ministry, the second confirmed case …
  • Miraculous escape for 16, as houseboat catches fire in Alappuzha 24 Jan 2020 09:27 Alappuzha: It was a miraculous escape for 16 people, including a six-month-old child, when they jumped out of a burning houseboat near here on Thursday, official sources said. A group of 16 from Kannur boarded the luxury houseboat from Kumarakom and were …
  • Young entrepreneur raises bribe allegations against Alappuzha municipal chairman 22 Jan 2020 09:21 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA A young woman entrepreneur came out with allegations of bribery against Alappuzha municipal chairman Illickal Kunjumon, that the chairman asked Rs 10 lakh for operating an under water expo in Alappuzha. Kochi-based Niel …
  • Alappuzha: Youth commits suicide; father alleges police threat, torture 09 Jan 2020 02:17 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: An 18-year-old youth ended his life on Wednesday after the police allegedly threatened him and tortured his brother at the Alappuzha North police station. The body of Akshaydev, son of Sudhakaran of Palakulam at …
  • Strike supporters block houseboat carrying Nobel laureate Levitt in Alappuzha 08 Jan 2020 14:21 Nobel laureate Michael Levitt and fellow tourists visiting Kuttanad had a harrowing experience on Wednesday after the houseboat in which they were travelling was blocked by supporters of the nationwide general strike at R Block near here. Professor Levitt, …
  • Mehaboob Alappuzha, who runs a late-night diner at Alappuzha, entertains his customers with his singing 14 Nov 2019 12:37 As vehicles zip through the National Highway at General Hospital Junction in Alappuzha, ‘Surumayezhuthiya mizhikale...’, the soulful, evergreen MS Baburaj-song fills the night air with melody. Mehaboob Alappuzha croons the number even as he dips sliced …
  • Alappuzha all set for Nehru Trophy Boat Race 31 Aug 2019 08:07 Alappuzha is all set to host the 67th edition of the Nehru Trophy Boat Race on Saturday. It is also going to be the first race of the inaugural edition of the Champions Boat League (CBL). The race will be flagged off by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at …
  • Canon India launches first exclusive 'Canon Image Square' store in Alappuzha 29 Aug 2019 07:40 Canon India, one of the leaders in imaging space, further expanded its retail outreach in Kerala, with the inauguration of its first experiential Canon Image Square (CIS) store in Alappuzha. Located at Reliance Mall, Vadakkal, Alappuzha, the launch further …
  • Alappuzha: Teacher accused of pocso charge faces arrest 23 Aug 2019 22:21 ALAPPUZHA: The north police here has registered a case against a teacher of SDV Girls’ High School for sexual misconduct against a Class VI student. The accused S. Venu, 51, Sanskrit teacher, allegedly misbehaved with her during an awareness camp on ‘Our …
  • 600 people held in Alappuzha camp as repair of bund not over 16 Aug 2019 23:49 ALAPPUZHA: The residents of Kanakassery paddy polders are in deep trouble due to the government's failure to strengthen the outer bunds. As many as 600 residents, who have been displaced by the bund breach at Kuttamangalam last week, can hope to return …
  • How Kanjikuzhi village in Alappuzha became the first chemical-free, vegetable-sufficient panchayat in Kerala 16 Aug 2019 05:59 The sea breeze blows gently, laden with the smell of sand and salt, as I make my way to Kanjikuzhi, a coastal village in Kerala’s Alappuzha district. Once I enter the village, the air is suddenly crisp with a new aroma. Of vegetables, gathered fresh from …
  • Alappuzha collector had food with coastal govt school pupils 03 Jul 2019 04:27
  • Alappuzha: Girl raped by father, cousins 29 Jun 2019 21:55 ALAPPUZHA: The Thrikunnapuzha police will record the statement of the mother of the 16-year-old girl who was impregnated after being raped by father  and four cousins. According to the police, they decided to summon mother to get clarification on the …
  • Alappuzha policewoman Soumya killed for ‘no’ to marriage proposal 17 Jun 2019 07:27 A day after woman civil police officer Soumya Pushpakaran was killed after being set on fire by a man at Thekkemuri in Vallikunnam, the police said she was murdered for rejecting his marriage proposal. District Police Chief K.M. Tomy on Sunday told The …
  • Kerala: Female cop dies after being set on fire by policeman in Alappuzha district 15 Jun 2019 14:59 Soumya is survived by her husband, who works in the Gulf, and three children. A female civil police officer was hacked and later set on fire by a male cop in Alappuzha district of Kerala Saturday, district police chief confirmed. While the female officer …
  • Alappuzha gets a canopy 05 Jun 2019 02:00 Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Mangroves and coconut lagoons give a green cover to Alappuzha district, sandwiched between Vembanad lake and Arabian sea. Till 2013, it was the only district in the state without a forest land. That changed when the Forest …
  • Alappuzha: Bangal native held for online shopping fraud 20 May 2019 00:30 Alappuzha: The Changannur police arrested a Bangal native in connection with online shopping fraud.  Accord-ing to the police, the accused has been identified as Biplav Ghose, 21, Sodepur, Kolkata. He was arrested by team led by sub-inspector P. S. Prakash …
  • Alappuzha: Youth arrested for grabbing girl’s hand 10 May 2019 21:26 ALAPPUZHA: Chengannur police arrested a youth for forcefully grabbing the hands of a girl student.   According to the police, the accused has been identified as Sumesh, 30 from Sumesh Bhavan, Kanihanelloor, Cheppad here.   He was arrested recently after …
  • Alappuzha: Mother held for killing own baby 28 Apr 2019 20:44 Alappuzha: Police on Sunday held the mother over the mysterious death of a one-and-half-year-old baby girl in Pattanakkad here. It said the interrogation of Athira of Kollampally Colony was continuing till late evening but refused to divulge details.   The …
  • Alappuzha: Lookout notice for man accused of raping actor 14 Apr 2019 20:34 Alappuzha: The Kayamkulam police has decided to issue lookout notice for a 37-year-old rape accused on the basis of a complaint by a 61- year-old serial actress. The police said the notice was under preparation. ''We decided to issue the lookout …
  • Ramoji Film City to build houses in Alappuzha 02 Mar 2019 02:18 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA:  Ramoji Film City, one of the largest film studio complexes in the world, will build 116 houses at a total cost of Rs 7 crore in Alappuzha to aid the revival of the flood-ravaged district. Local Self-Government Minister A …
  • Alappuzha shows the way in waste management 24 Feb 2019 02:52 Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: The Alappuzha municipality has broken new ground in waste management by going in for a decentralised system amid the general trend to opt for big-ticket schemes in tackling urban refuse.   Aided by unstinted cooperation of …
  • Sabarimala entry row: Hartal violence rocks Alappuzha district 03 Jan 2019 15:19 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Large-scale violence rocked the district during the dawn-to-dusk hartal called by the Sabarimala Karma Samithi on Thursday. Government offices registered lukewarm attendance and traffic was severely affected at several …
  • Kerala floods: Recovery painfully slow for Alappuzha 26 Nov 2018 16:38 When it started raining on July 15, Sasiamma, 61, noticed nothing unusual. On the evening of July 17, she was sitting on the verandah of her newly constructed house at Kuttamangalam in Kuttanad, watching rising water levels in the outer bund of the …
  • Alappuzha bypass project in limbo 23 Oct 2018 07:30 The Alappuzha bypass project is not likely to be opened to traffic this year. Although 96% of the project has been completed, construction of two rail overbridges (ROBs) at Malikamukku and Kuthirapanthy are still pending. Sources said that steel girders, …
  • Survivors of trafficking repair houses in flood-hit Alappuzha 31 Aug 2018 12:17 Twenty-year-old Neha is a trained carpenter. Since the waters receded, she’s been hammering and sawing, busy repairing and replacing windows, doors, and furniture to make schools and homes habitable again. “In several buildings, joints, hinges and screws …
  • Behind The Deluge: Bureaucrats Share Alappuzha Flood Rescue Mission Story 28 Aug 2018 16:44 S Suhas, a Collector from Karnataka, says the disaster has changed him as a person. Kerala: Two young bureaucrats were at the helm of coordinating the administrative efforts in Kerala's flood-hit Chengannur when the district was cut off and inundated. …
  • Despite Kerala flood woes, people celebrate Onam with gaiety in Alappuzha relief camp 25 Aug 2018 16:02 Online Desk Onam, the biggest and most colourful festival of Kerala, is celebrated with fervour and cheerfulness by Malayalees all over the world. However, this year things are different since the state suffered its worst flood in a century that took the …
  • Kerala floods: Pinarayi visits relief camps in Alappuzha 23 Aug 2018 19:21 Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday reviewed the functioning of relief camps in Chengannur, Kozhencherry, Alappuzha, North Paravur and Chalakudy. His visit comes a day after he announced that no one needs to be rescued from any part of the …
  • Kerala Floods: Toll 165, many still await rescue; situation ‘grave’ in Ernakulam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Thrissur 19 Aug 2018 11:08 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: August 18, 2018 12:37:13 am People wait for aid on the roof of their house at a flooded area in Kerala. (REUTERS) Multiple government agencies on Friday rescued 82,442 people who were stranded in …
  • Kerala floods: Situation ‘grave’ in Ernakulam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Thrissur 18 Aug 2018 00:04 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: August 18, 2018 12:37:13 am People wait for aid on the roof of their house at a flooded area in Kerala. (REUTERS) Multiple government agencies on Friday rescued 82,442 people who were stranded in …
  • Caste-based discrimination alleged at flood relief camp in Alappuzha 25 Jul 2018 01:57 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: The police have started an investigation after a group of people belonging to Dalit community alleged caste-based discrimination at a flood relief camp in Pallippad panchayat, near here.  The police registered a case …
  • Alappuzha Sreekumar passes away 23 Jun 2018 01:49 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Alappuzha Sreekumar, Carnatic vocalist and former principal of Sree Swathi Thirunal College of Music here has died. He was 57. Sreekumar had been undergoing treatment for liver-related ailment at a private …
  • Southwest monsoon displays its fury in Kerala, 16 dead; Trivandrum, Alappuzha most affected 11 Jun 2018 11:41 Written by Vishnu Varma | Kochi | Updated: June 11, 2018 5:06:43 pm Monsoon rain gains strength through the western coast. A man cycle down the roads of flood prone area of Kuttanad in Kerala. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran) It’s been two weeks since …
  • Karnataka MLAs not arriving in Alappuzha resort: Thomas Chandy 17 May 2018 13:34 ALAPPUZHA: Former Minister and Kerala MLA Thomas Chandy on Thursday dismissed as "hoax" media reports that newly elected Congress and Janata Dal-Secular legislators in Karnataka were travelling to stay at his resort here. "These are all hoax …
  • Karnataka MLAs not arriving in Alappuzha: Resort owner 17 May 2018 13:18 Alappuzha (Kerala), May 17 (IANS) Former Minister and Kerala MLA Thomas Chandy on Thursday dismissed as “hoax” media reports that newly elected Congress and Janata Dal-Secular legislators in Karnataka were travelling to stay at his resort here. “These are …
  • Boost for Alappuzha brand turmeric 16 May 2018 02:06 ALAPPUZHA: The Alappuzha brands of turmeric will get a boost with the  principal agriculture office deciding  to expand farm-based cultivation in the district.  Turmeric, used  widely to make   beauty products and medicine, is currently being cultivated in …
  • Banksy in Alappuzha 05 May 2018 18:58 It was a regular occurrence for the past several days — the residents of a locality situated near a canal in the picturesque town of Alappuzha saw two youths peering over the walls of their compound and conferring with each other. The residents with a keen …
  • Meghalaya Ministers Visit Kerala to Understand Alappuzha’s Waste Management Model 30 Apr 2018 09:21 NET Bureau A delegation led by Urban Affairs Minister Hamletson Dohling, PHE Minister Samlin Malgniang and Government Chief Whip Agatha K. Sangma visited Alappuzha town in Kerala to understand the unique waste management model. During the visit, the …
  • Meghalaya to Study Alappuzha City’s Waste Management Programme 26 Apr 2018 08:25 The Meghalaya government will send a team to Alappuzha city in Kerala next week to study the waste management programme adopted by it, Urban Affairs Minister Hamlet Dohling said on Wednesday. Alappuzha is also known as the cleanest city in India, he said, …
  • Alappuzha's dirty secret: Lauded by UN, NGOs - but 'Venice of East' still stinks 18 Mar 2018 13:25 ALAPPUZHA (KERALA): Standing atop a wall, 37-year-old Sabu Vijayan, an Alappuzha municipality sanitation worker, was singing as he used a long metal pipe to break a thick layer of waste floating on the two-metre-wide canal below him. The greenish-black …
  • Bandh called in Alappuzha following clashes 18 Feb 2018 17:01 [India], Feb 18 (ANI): A bandh was called in Alappuzha on Sunday, by Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) and Kerala Students Union (KSU), following clashes between members of the two groups. Clashes broke out on Saturday as the two groups alleged …
  • Kerala: KSU, DYFI activists clash in Alappuzha city 17 Feb 2018 18:33 Police said trouble started late in the evening when KSU activists taking part in a rally as part of the state KSU convention allegedly destroyed flag posts of CPI(M). (Photo | ANI/Twitter) ALAPPUZHA: Activists of Kerala Students Union, the student …
  • Kunchacko Boban for a cleaner Alappuzha 13 Feb 2018 20:08 Kunchacko Boban has been named the ambassador of Suchitwa Mission in Alappuzha. The actor, who hails from the place, would work towards raising public awareness, disseminate the message of cleanliness, ensure mass participation to stop open defecation and …
  • North Indian students in Alappuzha college 'hoodwinked' into eating beef cutlets 28 Jan 2018 03:59 Alappuzha: A group of students from Cochin University College of Engineering Kuttanad in Kerala's Alappuzha district have complained that students from North India were being deliberately served beef cutlets. The incident came to light on Saturday when …
  • Behind Alappuzha's transformation into one of India's cleanest cities 05 Dec 2017 12:44 Written by Vishnu Varma | Alappuzha | Published: December 5, 2017 6:05 pm Civic officials spoke of a time pre-2012 when it was almost difficult to walk on public roads in the town without covering one’s face. (Source: Express photo by Vishnu Varma) Until …
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  • Alappuzha among world’s best in fighting waste 29 Nov 2017 14:10 The UNEP report notes Alappuzha’s key to tackling the problem was a decentralised waste management system Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala’s Alappuzha district, known for its tourism resorts and meandering backwaters, has been rated among the top places in the …
  • Kerala's Alappuzha among 5 global cities in UN list to successfully manage solid waste 29 Nov 2017 13:43 Written by Vishnu Varma | Kochi | Published: November 29, 2017 7:03 pm Last year, the Centre for Science and Environment said Alappuzha was one of the cleanest cities in the country. (File Photo) The coastal town of Alappuzha, famous for its backwaters and …
  • Alappuzha plans more attractions for tourists 08 Nov 2017 07:50 Next time you visit the Venice of the East, cruising in a houseboat on the backwaters is not the only quintessential experience you would be enjoying during the trip. The Tourism Department is all set to launch a host of adventure and activity-based …
  • Nurses' strike: Alappuzha hospital threatens to down shutters 20 Oct 2017 00:41 ALAPPUZHA: The KVM multi-specialty hospital at Cherthala will be closed down from Friday following the indefinite strike launched by the nurses.  The nurses under the banner of United Nurses Association (UNA) have been on strike for the last two months …
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  • ISIS Omar-al-Hindi Kerala module case: NIA conducts raids in Coimbatore and Alappuzha 03 Aug 2017 18:14 NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency on Thursday conducted searches on three suspected ISIS operatives in Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) and Alappuzha (Kerala) while probing its ISIS Omar-al-Hindi module case. The three suspected are presently being …
  • From hills to coast: Eviction drive now hits Alappuzha  22 Jul 2017 03:57 The temporary wall constructed by a resort on encroached land in Mararikulam north panchayat being demolished on Friday | Express ALAPPUZHA: After the demolition drive in Munnar, the Revenue Department on Friday began eviction in the coastal areas of the …
  • KSIDC to set up Rs 130-cr food park in Alappuzha 09 Jun 2017 08:23 Kochi, June 9:   The seafood processing sector is poised to get a major boost in Kerala with the launch of the mega food park of the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation at the Industrial Growth Centre (IGC), Pallippuram, Cherthala, in Alappuzha …
  • No security for women staff at railway level crossings in Alappuzha 02 Jun 2017 01:52 ALAPPUZHA: Class IV student Anjana and sister Archana barely notice the rumbling of trains. They are used to it. If you thought their house was nearby, that’s far from the truth. At least three days a week, they study, eat and sleep in a tiny room less …
  • 7 murders. 65 days. Alappuzha is new Kannur! 07 Apr 2017 01:27 ALAPPUZHA: Think of murders in the state and Kannur would spring to mind almost instantaneously. But the first quarter of the new year has seen Alappuzha upstaging the northern district to the dubious title of the ‘killing field of Kerala’. The murder of …
  • Kerala's Alappuzha 4th in surfing child porn 23 Jan 2017 09:16 ALAPPUZHA: The arrest of American linguistics expert James Kirk Jones last week for possessing and sharing nearly 30,000 files of child pornography had jolted Hyderabad. Recent government data shows the rot runs deeper: alongside metros, many of India' …
  • Alappuzha 4th in surfing child porn 23 Jan 2017 07:13 ALAPPUZHA: The arrest of American linguistics expert James Kirk Jones last week for possessing and sharing nearly 30,000 files of child pornography had jolted Hyderabad. Recent government data shows the rot runs deeper: alongside metros, many of India' …
  • Alappuzha enchants Jonathan Agnew 09 Jan 2017 01:58 Alappuzha: Former English cricketer and BBC commentator Jonathan Agnew has lauded Kerala's uniqueness after finding a "surprising peace" in Alappuzha backwaters. Nick-named Aggers, Agnew had played three Test and three one-day internationals …

  • Appachan’s second coming 31 Oct 2020 04:33 In August this year, singer and composer Pushpavathy Poypadathu shared on social media, her renditions of two songs of Poikayil Yohannan. Adorned only by riffs of ukulele, one of them, ‘Kanunneellalo Oraksharavum Ente Vamshathe Patti,’ a lament on erasure …
  • Connecting the past and present of Kerala's royalty 29 Oct 2020 21:53 Express News Service KOCHI:  If you look at Kerala’s history, there were several chiefdoms and royal families. They are perhaps not as prominent in public memory, but their contribution to culture was rather significant. One such family that contributed to …
  • Bengaluru reports over half of Karnataka’s new cases 29 Oct 2020 19:38 Kerala’s incidence of COVID-19 cases stood at 7,020 on Thursday, with a testing level of 54,339 samples. The test positivity rate remained at 12.9%, more or less stable at between 12% and 14 % most of last week. The authorities added 26 new deaths to the …
  • 'A grave concern': Centre says festivities behind Covid surge in Delhi, Bengal & Kerala 29 Oct 2020 14:02 Express News Service NEW DELHI: Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Thursday reviewed the status of Delhi, West Bengal and Kerala in view of the alarming rise in Covid-19 cases in these states over the last several days. Delhi, as of now, has 29,378 …
  • Infections in Kerala may be plateauing: experts 28 Oct 2020 19:28 Kerala’s COVID-19 case graph, which had dipped with a slump in testing changed course on Wednesday, registering 8,790 new cases from 66,980 samples. Epidemiologists said that the State’s weekly growth rate, at 10%-15% two weeks ago, came down to less than …
  • Our Team Kadakkavoor wins many hearts 26 Oct 2020 23:18 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : As several areas in the district slowly recover from the ill-effects of the pandemic-induced lockdown, residents of Kadakkavoor have always relied on ‘Our Team Kadakkavoor’ for aid. The non-profit organisation …
  • Coronavirus | Kerala registers 6,843 new COVID-19 cases 25 Oct 2020 23:02 Kerala reported 6,843 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, when 48, 212 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, taking the State’s cumulative case burden till date to 3,92,930 cases. The State reported more recoveries than new cases on the day, with 7,649 …
  • COVID-19 case graph shows levelling off trend in Kerala 24 Oct 2020 08:00 The State’s COVID-19 case graph continued to show the levelling off trend on Friday also and reported 8,511 new cases when 64,789 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The test positivity rate seemed more or less stabilised at 13.13%. There were 6,118 …
  • Coronavirus | With positivity rate of 13.13%, Kerala’s fresh cases exceed 8,500 24 Oct 2020 01:44 Kerala’s COVID-19 case graph was flat on Friday as it reported 8,511 new cases from 64,789 samples. The test positivity rate was 13.13%. Also, 26 fatalities from earlier infections were added to the official list on Friday. Of these 26 deaths, Alapuzha …
  • Kerala’s COVID-19 case graph shows sliding trend 23 Oct 2020 05:11 For the first time since the pandemic curve started its upward growth in Kerala in September first week, the COVID-19 case graph in Kerala is on the decline. Current disease trends show the effective reproductive number (R) to be less than 1, meaning that …
  • COVID-19 | Downward trend continues in Kerala 23 Oct 2020 05:11 The State’s COVID-19 case graph, which has actually been showing signs of dipping and plateauing since last week, continued the trend on Thursday registering 7,482 new cases when 56,093 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The State also registered …
  • Ex-Mizoram Governor, others booked in cheating case 22 Oct 2020 22:55 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: October 23, 2020 2:11:20 am Mizoram Governor Kummanam RajasekharanThe Kerala police on Thursday registered a case against senior BJP leader and former Mizoram Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan and others …
  • Kerala Police files FIR against Kummanam Rajasekharan, others in cheating case 22 Oct 2020 10:16 Senior BJP leader Kummanam Rajasekharan.The Kerala Police on Thursday registered a case against former Mizoram governor and senior BJP leader Kummanam Rajasekharan, among others, based on a complaint of cheating allegedly involving his former personal …
  • Coronavirus | Kerala, Karnataka register decline in positivity rate 21 Oct 2020 03:13 Data from Kerala’s Health department appeared to show a downward trend in COVID-19 cases with a decline in many districts on Tuesday. However, the trend could be decided by factors such as school reopening, the Sabarimala pilgrimage and local body polls, …
  • 18 transgenders become eligible for higher studies 21 Oct 2020 02:45 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As many as 18 transgender people have become eligible for higher studies after successfully completing the Class XII equivalency programme offered by the State Literacy Mission.  The transgender people were part …
  • States report fall in cases, Karnataka, A.P. test more 19 Oct 2020 17:27 After the weekend, Kerala’s graph dipped to 5,022 new COVID-19 cases, from 36,599 samples. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana also reported a drop cases. The dip in Kerala was proportionate to a lower number of samples, seen from the test positivity …
  • Kerala Tourism plans micro-forests in 12 districts 19 Oct 2020 10:25 Kerala Tourism will embrace the Miyawaki method of afforestation to create 22 micro-forests in tourist destinations in 12 districts. By December 2020, around 30,000 saplings will be planted in 1.84 acres using the highly successful technique, pioneered by …
  • At 17.31%, test positivity rate high in Kerala 18 Oct 2020 06:03 The State on Saturday reported 9,016 new COVID-19 cases, when 52,067 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, taking the cumulative case burden to 3,34,228. The number of recoveries registered on Saturday is 7,991. The test positivity rate of the day is …
  • Joseph Mar Thoma, head of Kerala's Malankara Mar Thoma Church, passes away at 89 18 Oct 2020 05:47 Express News Service TIRUVALLA (PATHANAMTHITTA): Joseph Mar Thoma, the head of the Malankara Mar Thoma Church, passed away here on Sunday early morning.  He was 89. He has been undergoing treatment at Believers church hospital here for the last two weeks …
  • Metropolitan Joseph Mar Thoma, 89, passes away 18 Oct 2020 05:07 The primate of the Malankara Marthoma Syrian Church was undergoing treatment for pancreas cancer at a private hospital in Thiruvalla and his condition deteriorated sharply over the last one week. Joseph Mar Thoma, 21st Mar Thoma Metropolitan and current …
  • Coronavirus | Despite a drop in tests, fresh cases in Kerala edge past 9,000 17 Oct 2020 23:58 Kerala reported 9,016 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday from 52,067 samples. The test positivity rate stood at 17.31%, higher than the 14.05% of the previous day. After testing 73,816 samples on October 7, the highest number, subsequent days showed testing …
  • Exclusive: Kerala's Covid model in trouble as... 17 Oct 2020 05:50 The peak, the flat-line and the downward curve have been used as standard indicators in reports that detail the spreading of Covid-19 across the world. For the Indian state of Kerala, they could also describe the progressive levels of enthusiasm seen in …
  • Biodiversity site tag for Vellayani remains a dream 17 Oct 2020 02:44 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Almost five years have passed since the Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) submitted the proposal to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change asking for Biodiversity Heritage Site (BHS) tag for the …
  • Documents seized from office of financial firm in Kozhikode 16 Oct 2020 20:29 As part of the continuing investigation into the Popular Finance scam, the Kasaba police on Friday seized a number of documents related to various financial transactions and deposits made at the financier’s Kallayi Road branch office. The officer heading …
  • Sabarimala temple to open today; fitness, Covid-negative certificates mandatory for pilgrims 16 Oct 2020 10:52 The Sabarimala temple will be open for pilgrims till October 21.For the first time since the pandemic began, the hilltop shrine at Sabarimala in Kerala will open its doors to pilgrims Friday evening for the five-day prayers in the Malayalam month of Thulam …
  • 7,789 test positive in State 16 Oct 2020 07:18 Kerala registered 7,789 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday when 50,154 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, taking the cumulative case burden of the State to 3,17,929 cases. The test positivity rate is still around 15.5 %, indicating that disease …
  • Will Jose K Mani’s LDF entry realign equations? 15 Oct 2020 21:58 Express News Service KOTTAYAM: More than a decade after the exit of the Kerala Congress led by P J Joseph from the Left Democratic Front (LDF) in April 2010, the Left camp is set to fill the ‘vacancy’ with a ‘potential’ partner after the Jose K Mani-led …
  • KTM 250 Adventure images from dealer showcase event leaked: India launch looks imminent! 14 Oct 2020 12:19 The upcoming KTM 250 Adventure looks ready for its India launch. Very recently, some images and a video of the bike from what is believed to be the company’s dealer showcase event have been circulating on the web. As seen in the latest set of images and …
  • Pilgrimage amid Covid woes: Virtual Q booking full in 2 hrs 14 Oct 2020 01:11 By Express News Service KOCHI: Within two hours of opening, the Virtual Q booking system for darshan at Sabarimala temple was closed after allotting slots for 1,250 pilgrims who had applied online seeking permission to offer prayers during the monthly five …
  • Heavy rains, thunderstorm warning for Kerala 13 Oct 2020 09:44 Several parts of Kerala are receiving moderate to heavy rains since Sunday which will continue for the next four days under the influence of the depression lies over the Bay of Bengal. The depression is expected to cross the Andhra Pradesh coast between …
  • Commissioner seeks enhanced security for Sabarimala, Pampa 12 Oct 2020 22:29 Amidst protests over two motorcycle borne youths trespassing on to the trek route to Sabarimala from Pampa last month, the Sabarimala Special Commissioner has sought to notify these locations as special security zones all-round the year. In his report to …
  • State’s COVID-19 death crosses 1,000 12 Oct 2020 09:06 The State on Sunday reported 9,347 fresh cases of COVID-19 when 61,629 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, taking the cumulative case load to 2,89,202 cases. Test positivity rate remains high at 15%. The State also registered the highest number …
  • Coronavirus | Kerala’s test positivity rate stays high at 15% 11 Oct 2020 22:07 Kerala reported 9,347 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, testing 61,629 samples. The test positivity rate was 15 %. Also read: COVID-19 | Kerala CM calls for more effective measures for containment The COVID-19 toll in the State touched 1,003, with 25 more …
  • KK Shailaja stresses on low death rate as COVID cases surge in Kerala 10 Oct 2020 13:13 Thiruvananthapuram: Though Kerala is witnessing a spike in COVID-19 cases of late, there is a silver lining as the mortality rate was only 0.36 per cent, Health Minister K K Shailaja said as she praised the tireless efforts of Health workers and urged …
  • First Jala Jeevan Mission project beneficiary allotted connection 10 Oct 2020 00:36 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The first drinking water connection in the state through the Jala Jeevan Mission project was accorded to a resident of the Kuttichal panchayat. The connection was allotted to Pachakkad native K P Mohammed by …
  • Security arrangements completed at Sabarimala; temple to open for monthly 5-day pooja on Oct 16 09 Oct 2020 18:55 By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Security arrangements have been completed at the Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa temple which will be opened for the monthly five-day pooja on October 16 evening, police said on Friday. The commandant of the Kerala Armed Police (KAP) …
  • Day after spike, Kerala cases dip sharply to 5,445 08 Oct 2020 20:22 A day after Kerala registered over 10,000 coronavirus (COVID-19)cases for the first time, the State threw a surprise by registering barely over half that number – 5,445 cases – on Thursday. Testing was carried out for 63,146 samples, bringing down the test …
  • Kerala COVID cases cross 10K mark, two more ministers virus infected 08 Oct 2020 10:51 Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala on Wednesday reported the highest single day spike with 10606 COVID-19 positive cases even as the total number of active cases in the state inched towards 1 lakh. With the new cases, the number of people infected with the virus …
  • Daily Covid count 10k+, total cases 2.5 lakh.TPR, doubling time concerns Kerala 08 Oct 2020 01:42 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The accelerating spread of Covid-19 set off alarm bells louder in the state on Wednesday with the number of fresh cases crossing the 10,000-mark for the first time. While 10,606 new cases took the state’s active …
  • Seat sharing hits talks with LDF, KC(M) on back foot 08 Oct 2020 01:42 Express News Service KOTTAYAM:  With various Kerala Congress parties set to celebrate their 56th formation day on Thursday, reports over the entry of Jose K Mani-led Kerala Congress (M) into the LDF has started doing the rounds.Jose has called an online …
  • Kerala, Karnataka add record new cases 08 Oct 2020 00:36 Kerala’s daily COVID-19 cases crossed the psychological barrier of 10,000 on Wednesday, touching 10,606. The State registered the record spike when tests were hiked to 73,816, again a record for a single day. The test positivity rate was steady at 14.3% …
  • Kerala to step up enforcement in public places 06 Oct 2020 19:56 While 7,871 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases were reported in Kerala on Tuesday, there was a slight dip, with the test positivity rate at 13% and 60,494 samples being tested. The number of patients in ICUs rose to 557, and those on ventilator also …
  • 86 arrested for violation of prohibitory orders in state 05 Oct 2020 23:11 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state police on Monday arrested 86 people and registered 29 cases in connection with violation of prohibitory orders owing to the Covid-induced situation. Of them, 18 people have been arrested in Kozhikode …
  • New family of bony fish discovered in Western Ghats 05 Oct 2020 11:03 Scientists from India, Germany, United Kingdom and Switzerland have discovered a new family of bony fish from the Western Ghats, and named it Aenigmachannidae. Results of this study was published in Scientific Reports, the open-access mega-journal of the …
  • Coronavirus | At over 10,000, Karnataka adds most new COVID-19 cases 04 Oct 2020 21:07 In continuing vigorous transmission, Kerala registered 8,553 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, and conducted 58,727 tests in 24 hours. The test positivity rate was steady at 14.5%. More testing was yielding more cases. Critically ill patients in ICUs rose …
  • Small respite for Kerala, but not Karnataka 03 Oct 2020 21:11 The coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic showed steady progression in Kerala with a slight dip in incidence on Saturday. With 54,563 fresh samples tested, the new cases stood at 7,834. The test positivity rate was 14.3%. On Saturday, 80,818 patients were under …
  • Scientists discover new family of bony fish in western ghats 03 Oct 2020 12:04 KOCHI: Scientists from India, Germany, United Kingdom and Switzerland have discovered a new family of bony fish from the Western Ghats, and named it Aenigmachannidae. Results of this study was published in 'Scientific Reports,' the open-access mega …
  • 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 …
  • Coronavirus | Kerala curbs gatherings as cases cross 9,000 02 Oct 2020 19:51 In another big spike, Kerala on Friday reported 9,258 new cases of COVID-19, after testing 63,175 samples in 24 hours. As cases soared, the State government said prohibitory orders would be imposed in the districts, including Thiruvananthapuram, which had …
  • Two siblings and a bakery: Director Arun Chandu gets candid about his next 02 Oct 2020 04:18 Express News Service It’s not every day that you see a filmmaker shooting his second film and completing it while the release of his first feature got delayed last year due to some complicated technicalities. But things are finally looking up for filmmaker …
  • Coronavirus | Virus spreads steadily in Karnataka, Kerala 01 Oct 2020 22:24 The steady spread of COVID-19 continued in Kerala, with 8,135 new cases being added on Thursday, from 59,157 samples. The test positivity rate was also steady at 13.7%. There were 72,339 patients under treatment in hospitals. Of these, 481 were in ICUs, …
  • Researchers identify a new family of bony fishes 01 Oct 2020 03:35 MANGALURU: A group of international scientists from India, Germany, United Kingdom and Switzerland have described a new family of bony fishes from the Western Ghats, and named it Aenigmachannidae. A year after the discovery of the enigmatic Gollum …
  • Two Weeks after HC order, no action yet to seize assets of Popular Finance 01 Oct 2020 00:13 Express News Service KOCHI: Two weeks after the Kerala High Court ordered attachment of cash, gold and all assets in the branches of the collapsed Popular Finance, no steps have been taken to enforce the order, the depositors have said.Worried that the …
  • Coronavirus | Kerala records yet another day of over 7,000 cases 30 Sep 2020 06:18 7,354 new cases from 52,755 samples keep test positivity rate at 13.9%. Kerala reported 7,354 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, after testing 52,755 samples in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative case burden of the State to 1,87,276. The test …
  • Over 7k Covid cases again, Pinarayi calls for plasma donation 30 Sep 2020 00:11 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The single-day Covid-19 tally of the state crossed the 7,000-mark for the third time this month, with 7,354 new cases being reported on Tuesday. With the alarming rise in cases, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan …
  • No respite as cases go up in State 28 Sep 2020 03:36 State’s COVID-19 case graph continued its exponential rise on Sunday too with 7,445 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours when 54,493 samples were tested. The number of recoveries also went up to 3,391. With disease transmission intensifying, the …
  • State caseload crosses 7,000 27 Sep 2020 03:33 Kerala’s COVID-19 case graph, which has been on a steady climb since the past one week or more, went up by 7,006 cases on Saturday, taking the State’s cumulative case burden till date to 1,67,939. The State has also been increasing the daily testing of …
  • 10 Navy officers receive awards 25 Sep 2020 23:33 By Express News Service KOCHI: The Southern Naval Command (SNC) on Friday honoured 10 officers by presenting them with gallantry and non-gallantry awards for meritorious service. SNC Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Vice-Admiral A K Chawla  presented the …
  • Kerala opposition steps up agitation demanding Jaleel's resignation 25 Sep 2020 12:48 Notwithstanding the appeal made by chief minister Mr Pinarayi Vijayan to comply with Covid safety protocol and maintain restraint during agitations,  the opposition parties in Kerala continued their protests on Thursday demanding the resignation of higher …
  • In fresh jump, 6,324 test positive in Kerala 25 Sep 2020 00:46 With a new high of 6,324 coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Thursday in Kerala, the pandemic’s course appeared to match projections of a peak in mid-September to the first week of October. The steep rise was evident from the jump of over 1,000 cases in a day. …
  • 1000 volunteers, five years, rought terrain: How Kerala's bird atlas was painstakingly compiled 24 Sep 2020 07:15 Written by Vishnu Varma | Kochi | Updated: September 24, 2020 12:20:52 pm Great Pied Hornbill. (Pic credit: Robin C Koshy)Over the past five years, they climbed steep cliffs in risky, rainy weather and navigated swollen rivers. They confronted angry herds …
  • Coroanvirus | Fresh cases surge past 5,000 mark in Kerala 23 Sep 2020 20:15 Kerala’s COVID-19 incidence soared with 5,376 new cases reported on Wednesday. This is a new high, coming less than a week after passing the 4,000 cases mark. The number of tests conducted also hit a new high at 51,200 samples in 24 hours. Active cases …
  • 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 …

  • After hill stations, beaches now set to welcome visitors in Kerala 31 Oct 2020 09:41 Thiruvananthapuram: The panoramic beaches of Kerala, one of the most sought after destinations of holidayers visiting the state, are all set to reopen on Sunday after months-long closure due to COVID-19 pandemic. The tourism sector in the southern state …
  • Four held on murder charge 30 Oct 2020 15:33 The Infopark police on Friday arrested four persons in connection with the alleged laying of a honey trap and subsequent murder of a man on Sunday. The arrested were identified as Anilkumar, Rajesh, 37; and Sanjay, 23, all residents of Kottayam; and …
  • Kerala: Opposition steps up attack on P Vijayan govt over arrest of Bineesh, Sivasankar 30 Oct 2020 13:04 The opposition Congress and the BJP in Kerala continued their protests on Friday seeking the resignation of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan over the arrest of his former principal secretary M Sivasankar and Bineesh Kodiyeri, son of the state CPI(M) chief, …
  • Post Covid, decentralised healthcare is new normal: KIMSHEALTH 30 Oct 2020 07:39 The Covid-19 pandemic has been a ‘back-breaking’ experience for thousands of hospitals in the private sector in Kerala, serving as a wake-up call to shape up to the new normal of ‘decentralised care' or ship out, says MI Sahadulla, Group Chairman and …
  • Kollam woman stabbed to death by neighbour following spat over sewage waste 30 Oct 2020 07:17 By Express News Service KOLLAM: A 24-year-old woman from Kollam was allegedly stabbed to death following a spat over sewage waste. The deceased has been identified as Abhirami of Uliyakovil. The accused Umesh Babu, who is her neighbour, and the victim' …
  • Bengaluru reports over half of Karnataka’s new cases 29 Oct 2020 19:38 Kerala’s incidence of COVID-19 cases stood at 7,020 on Thursday, with a testing level of 54,339 samples. The test positivity rate remained at 12.9%, more or less stable at between 12% and 14 % most of last week. The authorities added 26 new deaths to the …
  • 'A grave concern': Centre says festivities behind Covid surge in Delhi, Bengal & Kerala 29 Oct 2020 14:02 Express News Service NEW DELHI: Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Thursday reviewed the status of Delhi, West Bengal and Kerala in view of the alarming rise in Covid-19 cases in these states over the last several days. Delhi, as of now, has 29,378 …
  • Need a socially-distanced holiday? Just set sail, say coastal cities 29 Oct 2020 08:13 In a socially-distanced post-Covid-19 world, sailing, kayaking and other water-based solo sports are finding popularity among people looking for adventure It was an unusual Sunday in an unusual year for Sendil Nath. Six kilometres into the Bay of Bengal, …
  • Infections in Kerala may be plateauing: experts 28 Oct 2020 19:28 Kerala’s COVID-19 case graph, which had dipped with a slump in testing changed course on Wednesday, registering 8,790 new cases from 66,980 samples. Epidemiologists said that the State’s weekly growth rate, at 10%-15% two weeks ago, came down to less than …
  • Kerala: Husband of young woman, who killed self in Kundara, found hanging 27 Oct 2020 06:48 By Express News Service KOLLAM: The husband of a young woman, who committed suicide on Monday by jumping into a lake with her three-year-old son at Vellimon in Kundara, was found dead on Tuesday morning. The deceased have been identified as Siju, a native …
  • Coronavirus | Kerala registers 6,843 new COVID-19 cases 25 Oct 2020 23:02 Kerala reported 6,843 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, when 48, 212 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, taking the State’s cumulative case burden till date to 3,92,930 cases. The State reported more recoveries than new cases on the day, with 7,649 …
  • COVID-19 case graph shows levelling off trend in Kerala 24 Oct 2020 08:00 The State’s COVID-19 case graph continued to show the levelling off trend on Friday also and reported 8,511 new cases when 64,789 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The test positivity rate seemed more or less stabilised at 13.13%. There were 6,118 …
  • Coronavirus | With positivity rate of 13.13%, Kerala’s fresh cases exceed 8,500 24 Oct 2020 01:44 Kerala’s COVID-19 case graph was flat on Friday as it reported 8,511 new cases from 64,789 samples. The test positivity rate was 13.13%. Also, 26 fatalities from earlier infections were added to the official list on Friday. Of these 26 deaths, Alapuzha …
  • Southern Railway introduces more special trains 24 Oct 2020 01:34 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Southern Railway has announced more special trains to clear the Deepavali rush. The Thanjavur - Egmore daily special, Egmore - Tiruchchirappalli daily superfast special and Egmore- Kollam daily special will begin operation …
  • Kerala’s COVID-19 case graph shows sliding trend 23 Oct 2020 05:11 For the first time since the pandemic curve started its upward growth in Kerala in September first week, the COVID-19 case graph in Kerala is on the decline. Current disease trends show the effective reproductive number (R) to be less than 1, meaning that …
  • COVID-19 | Downward trend continues in Kerala 23 Oct 2020 05:11 The State’s COVID-19 case graph, which has actually been showing signs of dipping and plateauing since last week, continued the trend on Thursday registering 7,482 new cases when 56,093 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The State also registered …
  • State to seek Centre’s approval to declare wild boar as vermin 23 Oct 2020 01:58 Express News Service KOCHI:  The state government will seek the permission of the Union government to declare wild boar as vermin, which will legalise the culling of the animal. Forest Minister K Raju said in a Facebook post that the decision has been …
  • Cashew graft: ‘Prosecution nod denied to CBI after legal advice’ 23 Oct 2020 01:57 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  For the first time, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has commented about LDF Government denying permission to CBI’s recommendation to prosecute INTUC state president R Chandrasekharan and K A Ratheesh, former …
  • COVID patient's body lies in Kerala hospital for 19 days, kin thought he had been cremated 22 Oct 2020 15:08 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Citing the lack of a consent letter from relatives, the body of a COVID-19 patient was kept at the mortuary of the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College for the past 19 days. The patient's wife found out about …
  • 18 members of transgender community clear higher secondary course in Kerala 22 Oct 2020 07:16 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Eighteen members of the transgender community in Kerala have cleared their higher secondary equivalency course examination conducted by the Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority (KSLMA) with flying colours, enabling them to pursue …
  • Solar scam: Biju Radhakrishnan gets 3-yr rigorous imprisonment for swindling Rs 75 lakh 22 Oct 2020 02:44 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Judicial First Class Magistrate III in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday awarded three-year rigorous imprisonment to solar scam accused Biju Radhakrishnan. He was also directed to pay a fine of `10,000.   …
  • Covid warriors under cloud of medical negligence 22 Oct 2020 00:21 By Express News Service KOCHI:  Every crisis has its heroes and the doctors and nurses of government hospitals in Kerala have won accolades for their selflessness and sacrifice in the fight against Covid-19. However, recent revelations of medical …
  • ‘Winter morning’ and more 21 Oct 2020 21:27 By Express News Service KOCHI: The public art installations recently completed as part of a state-level camp organised by Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi in Kollam have deep narratives hidden under them. The works, contributed by a group of eight artists from …
  • Coronavirus | Kerala, Karnataka register decline in positivity rate 21 Oct 2020 03:13 Data from Kerala’s Health department appeared to show a downward trend in COVID-19 cases with a decline in many districts on Tuesday. However, the trend could be decided by factors such as school reopening, the Sabarimala pilgrimage and local body polls, …
  • 18 transgenders become eligible for higher studies 21 Oct 2020 02:45 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As many as 18 transgender people have become eligible for higher studies after successfully completing the Class XII equivalency programme offered by the State Literacy Mission.  The transgender people were part …
  • Audio clip points to ‘negligence behind deaths’, Kerala official suspended 19 Oct 2020 21:43 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | October 20, 2020 1:43:36 am After the audio clip was circulated on social media, the family of the patient, T K Haris, approached the police seeking action against alleged negligence that led to the patient’s …
  • States report fall in cases, Karnataka, A.P. test more 19 Oct 2020 17:27 After the weekend, Kerala’s graph dipped to 5,022 new COVID-19 cases, from 36,599 samples. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana also reported a drop cases. The dip in Kerala was proportionate to a lower number of samples, seen from the test positivity …
  • Unaware of his father's death, Kerala man gives food, clothes to another COVID-19 patient 19 Oct 2020 11:49 By Express News Service KOLLAM/THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Yet another incident of alleged lapses by medical authorities has come from Kerala. Sulaiman Kunju, an 85-year-old COVID-19 patient from Thalavoor, is the latest victim of hospital staff's …
  • Musical video on Mookkuthi Samaram set for release 18 Oct 2020 22:36 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Even as the demand to set up a memorial for Aarattupuzha Velayudha Panicker, a fiery Ezhava chieftain who led many legendary struggles for the emancipation of lower caste women and considered the first martyr of …
  • At 17.31%, test positivity rate high in Kerala 18 Oct 2020 06:03 The State on Saturday reported 9,016 new COVID-19 cases, when 52,067 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, taking the cumulative case burden to 3,34,228. The number of recoveries registered on Saturday is 7,991. The test positivity rate of the day is …
  • Joseph Mar Thoma, head of Kerala's Malankara Mar Thoma Church, passes away at 89 18 Oct 2020 05:47 Express News Service TIRUVALLA (PATHANAMTHITTA): Joseph Mar Thoma, the head of the Malankara Mar Thoma Church, passed away here on Sunday early morning.  He was 89. He has been undergoing treatment at Believers church hospital here for the last two weeks …
  • Coronavirus | Despite a drop in tests, fresh cases in Kerala edge past 9,000 17 Oct 2020 23:58 Kerala reported 9,016 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday from 52,067 samples. The test positivity rate stood at 17.31%, higher than the 14.05% of the previous day. After testing 73,816 samples on October 7, the highest number, subsequent days showed testing …