• Idukki: Son comes in search of woman abandoned in car 19 Jan 2020 00:56 By Express News Service IDUKKI: A day after an elderly half-paralysed woman was found abandoned in a car by the Adimaly police here on Friday, her son Manjith, a native of Kallar in Nedumkandam, came in search of his ailing mother after coming to know …
  • Idukki: Paralysed woman found abandoned in parked car 18 Jan 2020 01:42 By Express News Service IDUKKI: A 55-year-old half-paralysed woman was found abandoned in a car on the roadside in Adimaly here on Friday. The Adimaly police have identified the person as Lailamani, 55, a native of Wayanad. The woman was found abandoned in …
  • BJP Kerala unit secretary A K Nazeer attacked inside mosque in Idukki district 13 Jan 2020 09:39 By: PTI | Kattappana | Published: January 13, 2020 1:19:28 pm Iti s not clear who is behind the attack on A K Nazeer. (Facebook/Nazeer Alamana Kunjumohamed) BJP Kerala state secretary A K Nazeer was allegedly attacked inside a mosque at Nedungandam in …
  • Clash erupts between BJP leader, SDPI workers in Kerala’s Idukki 13 Jan 2020 05:34 Idukki: A clash occurred between BJP leader AK Nazeer and Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) workers outside a mosque near Nedumkandam in Idukki district, police said. The clash took place on Sunday. Nazeer was going to a mosque after attending a …
  • Man stabbed to death by lover’s father in Idukki 11 Jan 2020 01:18 By Express News Service IDUKKI: Following the spate of killings of young women by their jilted lovers in different parts of the state in the past few days, a 34-year-old man who went to meet his married lover in Vengalloor near Thodupuzha was stabbed to …
  • Idukki: 12-year-old found dead; police suspect murder 02 Jan 2020 01:05 By Express News Service IDUKKI: Three months after an eightyear- old girl was found hanging inside her house in Gundumala, a 12-year-old boy was found dead in mysterious circumstances at the Chenduvara estate division of KDHP in Munnar. Sidharth, a Class 7 …
  • Idukki boy shines at ‘Kalikkalam’ 25 Nov 2019 22:27 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A Rajakumaran hailing from the remote Edamalakkudy hamlet in Idukki was the star of the day at Kalikkalam, the sports festival for schools run by the SC, ST welfare departments. He won gold in 800 metres and …
  • Idukki collector approaches HC against Devikulam MLA 05 Nov 2019 00:47 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Local Self-Government Minister A C Moideen informed the assembly on Monday that the Idukki district collector has approached the High Court to initiate contempt of court proceedings against Devikulam MLA S …
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra's Farm Shoppe to sell locally grown Idukki potato 29 Aug 2019 14:34 Now, the organic potatoes farmed by the self-help groups in Idukki, Kerala areavailable at the Farm Shoppe of the Ernakualam Krishi Vigyan Kendra of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute. The Farm Shoppe is specially meant for selling safe/ …
  • Higher secondary economics question paper leaked in Idukki 26 Aug 2019 23:18 By Express News Service IDUKKI: Despite all precautions and strict security, the question paper of the first-term higher secondary school examination (Onam examination) for plus one conducted across various schools in Idukki district got leaked on Monday. …
  • Kerala floods: Year after deluge, many in Idukki village have left, some wait for aid 18 Aug 2019 19:58 An abandoned house following last year’s landslide in Idukki. (Express photo by Shaju Philip) Last week, when heavy rain lashed her house on the slope of the hill at Konnathady village in Kerala’s Idukki district, Thressiama K stopped having dinner. “The …
  • Kerala CM chairs high-level meeting in Idukki as rains wreak havoc 08 Aug 2019 13:29 Incessant rainfall has wreaked havoc, with normal life being disrupted due to a flood-like situation over the past few days. Idukki: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday chaired a high-level meeting with the top government officials here to …
  • Researchers spot Kerala’s ‘biggest ever’ menhir in Idukki 27 Jul 2019 17:39 It was the team led by Rajeev Puliyoor, a researcher from MES College Nedumkandom and B.Ed centre in-charge, who spotted the megalithic structure at Pothamala hills in Idukki. Indicating the existence of active human presence in Kerala’s hilly district of …
  • Dam shutters closed in Idukki district 24 Jul 2019 03:32 By Express News Service IDUKKI: Heavy rain subsided on Tuesday after crippling lives at various parts of the district. The water level in reservoirs started receding on Tuesday. The shutters of Kallarkutty and Malankara dam, which were opened on July 19, …
  • Idukki farmer commits suicide 23 Jul 2019 03:29 By Express News Service IDUKKI: A 45-year-old farmer shot himself to death using a country-made gun at Mullanthandu in Pooppara on Monday. The deceased, K P Santhosh of Kakkunnel, Mullanthandu, was found dead inside his house at 4.30 pm on Monday. The cops …
  • Incessant rain continues to lash Idukki 22 Jul 2019 16:56 By Express News Service IDUKKI: Incessant rain continued to lash Idukki for the fourth day, slightly increasing the water level in major reservoirs including Idukki and Mullaperiyar. Even though the district administration, on Saturday,  had decided to …
  • India- Government wants to develop cluster for cardamom in Idukki 11 Jul 2019 08:20 (MENAFN - KNN India) Government wants to develop cluster for cardamom in Idukki New Delhi, July 11 (KNN) Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal said that the government wants to develop a cluster to boost cardamom industry in Idukki in Kerala …
  • Government plans to develop cluster for cardamom in Idukki 10 Jul 2019 11:26 PTI| Updated: Jul 10, 2019, 03.05 PM IST BCCL Kerala produces 70% of total cardamom. New Delhi: The government wants to develop a cluster to boost cardamom industry in Idukki in Kerala, Union minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday. Idukki is a leading …
  • Kerala govt orders judicial probe into Idukki custodial death case 05 Jul 2019 08:18
  • Idukki custodial death: Crime Branch arrests two police officers 03 Jul 2019 12:01 K Rajkumar (49) was taken into police custody at Nedumkandam on June 12 in connection with a chit fund fraud case and was illegally detained until his formal arrest on June 15. Nearly two weeks after a private financier died following alleged torture in …
  • Kerala: Idukki custodial death snowballing into big trouble for CPM 01 Jul 2019 23:49 Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The alleged custodial death of a financier in Kerala’s Idukki district is becoming a major headache for the ruling CPI(M). Rajkumar, 49, a private financier at Nedumkandam in Idukki, had allegedly collected around Rs …
  • Rights panel seeks report on Idukki custodial death case 30 Jun 2019 21:55 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) chairperson Antony Dominic on Saturday sought report from the state police chief on the custodial death of Idukki native Rajkumar. The victim died in Peermade sub jail …
  • CRPF head constable from Idukki killed in Maoist attack 29 Jun 2019 02:27 By Express News Service IDUKKI: A CRPF head constable from Idukki was killed in an encounter between the security forces and Maoists in Chhattisgarh on Friday. The body of O P Saju of Orolickal house at Mukkudil in Rajakkadu, who had been staying at …
  • Row over ownership of Idukki land after Hindu groups seek removal of crosses  19 Jun 2019 15:36 Express News Service KOCHI: The protest launched by Hindu groups demanding the removal of crosses installed at Panchalimedu, a tourist destination near Kuttikkanam in Idukki district, has triggered a dispute over the ownership of the land.   While District …
  • Idukki college student suspected to have Nipah infection: Kerala Health Minister 03 Jun 2019 15:39 In the wake of a suspected case of Nipah virus infection at a private hospital in Kochi, a high-level committee has decided to strengthen preventive measures, even as confirmation is awaited from the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune. The …
  • Kottayam and Idukki advance 28 May 2019 19:07 Kottayam and Idukki won their respective group games to progress in the 43rd state junior basketball championship at Shanthlal Jyothi Public School in Thodupuzha on Tuesday. In the boys’ category, Kottayam defeated Alappuzha that had made a solid start to …
  • Ganja ‘experts’ from Idukki make fortune beyond ghats 27 May 2019 01:55 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: For years, talents have been leaving Kerala in search of greener pastures, fetching name and money. But not this unique talent drain, which has only brought the state into disrepute. Several men from Idukki, who …
  • Farm crisis, flood havoc weigh on Idukki as Tamil voters crucial 14 Apr 2019 02:50 Express News Service KOCHI:  The sun begins its downward descent painting the village scarlet red. After a day-long work under the scorching sun, agricultural workers trudge their way to the local toddy shop to relax. Inside the brick-and-mortar toddy shop …
  • Kerala boy assault case: Pall of gloom descends on Udumbannoor in Idukki 07 Apr 2019 00:37 By Express News Service IDUKKI: Flower bouquets and a flickering lamp sat atop a low table inside the house crowded with people from across the state in the remote Manjikkallu in Udumbannoor village near Thodupuzha in the district. Nearby was a small pair …
  • Pombilai Orumai leader Gomathy enters poll fray, vows to improve the lives of Idukki plantation workers  06 Apr 2019 01:47 Express News Service CHERUTHONI (IDUKKI): Gomathy Augustine, leader of Pombilai Orumai, a collective of women workers of the plantations in Idukki, jumped onto the election bandwagon, filing her nomination to contest an independent in Idukki Lok Sabha …
  • Seven-year-old child assault case: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan seeks report from Idukki district authorities 29 Mar 2019 10:34 By Express News Service Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has sought a report from the district authorities in Idukki on the assault case of a seven-year-old in Kunnamangalam near Thodupuzha the other day. The child who was severely injured is now …
  • Flood-ravaged Idukki facing farmer suicides 10 Mar 2019 06:23 The black coffee Omana Ravi had kept on the stove for her son, Santhosh, kept simmering but there was no sign of him even at 6 am. “He had left at 3 in the morning, saying he was going to water the fields. He liked working at that time as it was peaceful. …
  • Grim Reaper: Farmer suicides shake the flood-ravaged district of Idukki 09 Mar 2019 17:41 The black coffee Omana Ravi had kept on the stove for her son, Santhosh, kept simmering but there was no sign of him even at 6 am. “He had left at 3 in the morning, saying he was going to water the fields. He liked working at that time as it was peaceful. …
  • Idukki cardamom planters get ‘dry’ succour from this start-up 24 Feb 2019 18:09 Suresh K. Raju, a planter in Idukki district of Kerala, has nearly 50 acres under cardamom cultivation. The harvest goes on for almost nine months in a year and the fresh cardamom should be dried within a day or two. Mr. Raju uses both firewood and diesel …
  • 13 injured as newly-opened ropeway breaks in Kerala’s Idukki 23 Feb 2019 13:06 Vagamon (Kerala), Feb 23 (IANS) At least 13 tourists were injured as a newly-inaugurated ropeway bridge, part of an adventure tourism project in Kerala’s Idukki district, broke on Saturday due to overloading, police said. A police official from the Vagamon …
  • LDF government neglected flood-hit farmers in Idukki: Jose K Mani 07 Feb 2019 02:33 By Express News Service IDUKKI:  Kerala Congress (M) vice-chairman Jose K Mani MP alleged the LDF Government’s annual budget has callously disregarded Idukki district, which was devastated by the mid-August flood. He was speaking at the reception accorded …
  • HC asks Sessions Court to take action in land grab case involving Idukki MP Joice George 31 Jan 2019 00:35 By Express News Service KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Wednesday directed the Thodupuzha Sessions Court to take appropriate decision on a final report filed by the police in a land grab case involving Idukki MP Joice George. When a petition seeking CBI …
  • Congress to use Kasturirangan issue as a debate point to wrest Idukki Lok Sabha seat 29 Jan 2019 00:03 Express News Service KOCHI: The Congress is set to put all its might behind to wrest the Idukki Lok Sabha seat by putting the Kasturirangan issue as a major debate point in the high range district. The constituency, considered a UDF citadel, is now …
  • With Palthony paddy, farmers of Idukki rise to challenge 21 Jan 2019 00:56 Express News Service IDUKKI: For the farmers of Anakkara in Idukki, Palthony could be a symbol — of resistance and survival. When the devastating monsoon rains damaged all other high-yielding paddy varieties and subsequent drought dried them out, the …
  • Off-road race accident kills youth in Idukki 06 Jan 2019 05:08 By Express News Service KOCHI: Daughter of Tripunithura municipality councillor died during an off-road biking event at Koompanpara near Adimali in Idukki. She was among the three people, who had reached Koompanpara riding centre, for the event. Two of the …
  • Farmer collective to turn Idukki to fully organic farming district 05 Nov 2018 11:45 A collective of organic farmers has initiated a programme to help and rebuild the farms and livelihood of the farmers in Idukki, the hub of spice cultivation in Kerala, which was one of the worst affected districts in heavy rains and flood that hit the …
  • Organic farming initiative for Idukki district 04 Nov 2018 16:40 Manarcadu Social Service Society (MASS), a collective of more than 5,000 organic farmers, will launch Rebuild Kerala 2021, a sustainable development plan to help farmers in Idukki to rebuild their farms and livelihoods through organic farming. According to …
  • Idukki man gets death penalty for raping and killing woman, daughter 31 Oct 2018 04:25 By Express News Service IDUKKIL: The High Court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentence awarded by Thodupuzha second additional sessions judge T U Kuruvila on June 20, 2012, to an Idukki native for brutally raping and murdering a mother and her daughter at …
  • Landslides hit Idukki again 07 Oct 2018 01:22 By Express News Service IDUKKI:  Unexpected rain, which lashed across the district by Saturday evening, caused multiple landslides in Kumily apart from triggering landslips at various places on the Kottarakkara–Dindigul National Highway. The rain caused …
  • Idukki dam to remain closed 05 Oct 2018 16:28 [India], Oct 05 (ANI): District authorities on Friday said shutters of Cheruthoni dam, located in Kerala's Idukki district will not be opened today. This comes hours after the Kerala government decided to open a spillway of the dam to release around 50 …
  • Rains return to Kerala, govt not to open Idukki dam again 05 Oct 2018 11:42 People cover themselves with umbrella during rainfall in Kanyakumari. Photo: PTI Kozhikode: The Kerala government has decided to not open the shutters of Idukki dam, as water levels have reduced to 2387.72 now from 2387.76 since morning, owing to rains …
  • As rains return, Kerala to open Idukki dam again 05 Oct 2018 10:23 People cover themselves with umbrella during rainfall in Kanyakumari. Photo: PTI Kozhikode: Kerala will open the shutters of its Idukki dam on Friday evening following heavy rains, as per a senior official privy to the talks. This is one of the first signs …
  • Live Breaking News of October 5: 1 shutter of Idukki dam to open at 4 pm today. 50 cusecs of water will be released 05 Oct 2018 08:57 Breaking News, News Updates of October 5 Daily dose of news plays very important role in our daily life. For some people, the morning is incomplete without knowing about what's happening across the world. Some digital-savvy people have a habit of …
  • IMD issues red alert in Idukki, Malappuram 05 Oct 2018 01:42 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The IMD has issued a red alert for Idukki and Malappuram for Sunday in view of a ‘very heavy rainfall’ warning. Though red alerts were declared for Sunday in Idukki, Palakkad and Thrissur earlier, it was …
  • Kerala: Red alert in Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, heavy rain on Sunday 03 Oct 2018 15:41 Red alert comes after Met dept issued warning about a low-pressure area in the Arabian Sea, close to Sri Lankan coast. Kochi: A red alert has been declared in three districts - Idukki, Thrissur and Palakkad - of Kerala for extremely heavy rainfall on …
  • Kerala rains: Idukki, Wayanad, Palakkad, Thrissur put on yellow alert, heavy rainfall expected over next two days 24 Sep 2018 06:38 A yellow alert has been issued for Pathanamthitta, Idukki and Wayanad districts for September 25. (File) A month since devastating rains and floods wreaked havoc in Kerala, killing 488 people, the MeT department has predicted heavy rainfall in five …
  • Idukki, Wayanad, Palakkad, Thrissur put on yellow alert, heavy rainfall expected over next two days 24 Sep 2018 04:20 A yellow alert has been issued for Pathanamthitta, Idukki and Wayanad districts for September 25. (File) A month since devastating rains and floods wreaked havoc in Kerala, killing 488 people, the MeT department has predicted heavy rainfall in five …
  • High demand for Idukki natives at ganja plantations in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha 18 Sep 2018 02:22 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The recent seizure of hashish oil from an inter-state gang in Thiruvananthapuram reinforced a curious trend. During the course of the probe, the Excise intelligence wing found out that Idukki natives, who have …
  • Kerala floods one month after: Idukki’s plantation workers make do with paltry ‘relief’ 15 Sep 2018 02:23 Express News Service IDUKKI: In Idukki’s hardest-hit areas, including the stretch from Vallakkadavu to Mlamala where a majority of plantation workers live, more than one in four households live in poverty. There are visible signs of neglect by the …
  • Kerala: College student hospitalised after ragging by seniors, police files case against five in Idukki 07 Sep 2018 13:42 By: PTI | Idukki | Published: September 7, 2018 6:12:48 pm Police have registered a case against the suspended students based on the complaint by the junior student. (Representational) A first-year B.Com student of a private college in the district has …
  • Kerala Floods: People fight for existential dilemma in Idukki  02 Sep 2018 03:57 Express News Service IDUKKI:  The sun is out in the high ranges, and the neelakurinji has bloomed. When life should have been at its joyous best in Idukki, people are left to pick up the pieces from the tale of destruction unleashed by an insanely high …
  • Idukki needs at least Rs 8,000 crore for rebuilding: District Collector K Jeevan Babu 02 Sep 2018 03:57 By Express News Service Q: What are the district administration’s immediate priorities? A: There isn’t a single road in Idukki unaffected by floods. 148 km national highway, 1,145.78 km PWD road and 865.93 km panchayat road were almost fully damaged. They …
  • Idukki has gone back by 40 years due to floods: Kerala Minister 26 Aug 2018 12:51 Idukki (Kerala), Aug 26 (IANS) The hilly district of Idukki has been thrown back by 40 years following Kerala’s worst flooding in a century, Power Minister M.M. Mani said on Sunday. “What our forefathers built in the past 100 years to take Idukki to where …
  • Sudden release of water from Idamalayar, Idukki dams caused Kerala floods: Tamil Nadu government 25 Aug 2018 00:52 Express News Service CHENNAI: Refuting Kerala’s allegation that sudden release of water from Mullaiperiyar dam on August 15 was one of the causes of the deluge, Tamil Nadu on Friday said indeed sudden releases from Idukki and Idamalayar dams had resulted …
  • Kerala floods: This landslide in Idukki buried 4 residents, home 23 Aug 2018 23:59 The debris left behind by the landslide in Upputhodu, Idukki. (Express Photo/Arun Janardhanan) As Kerala struggles to find its feet after the devastating floods, the ground zero of the deluge in Idukki district is still coming to terms with a grim set …
  • Kerala floods: Hit by landslides, Idukki district remains cut off for seventh day 22 Aug 2018 03:53 Kerala Floods: The Cheruthoni bridge after water in the dam receded on Tuesday. (Express Photo) Kerala’s Idukki district in the Western Ghats, one of the most affected regions in the unprecedented rains, remained cut off from the mainland for the seventh …
  • Kerala flood: Survivors face health risks, drinking water crisis in Idukki 21 Aug 2018 03:07 Express News Service IDUKKI: Rescuers in Idukki combed through mud-covered terrains on Monday in search of dozens of people after the floods and landslides across the district. As per the data from the district disaster management authority, 211 relief …
  • Kerala floods: At ground zero of deluge, Idukki remains cut off for third day 19 Aug 2018 11:06 People are airlifted by the Indian Navy soldiers during a rescue operation at a flooded area in Kerala. (Reuters photo) With Kerala battling floods unleashed by heavy rain — 165 people have lost their lives since August 8 — the ground zero of the deluge, …
  • Many bodies trapped in landslides not retrieved; desperate for food, clothes for women: Idukki MP 19 Aug 2018 11:05 An aerial view shows partially submerged houses at a flooded area in the southern state of Kerala, India, August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V There is a grave situation in Idukki district of Kerala where, local MP Joice George said, bodies of victims …
  • Kerala tells Idukki residents to go to camps, Tamil Nadu to release dam water 14 Aug 2018 21:36 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: August 15, 2018 12:59:08 am The flooded Pampa river. (Photo: Leju Kamal) THE KERALA government urged people living in Idukki district of the state to move to camps on Tuesday night after Tamil Nadu …
  • Non-Stop Rain In Kerala, All 5 Gates Of Idukki Reservoir Opened: 10 Facts 13 Aug 2018 11:54 Kerala Weather: Many parts of the state were flooded after the gates of the Idukki dam were opened. Idukki:  All the five gates of one of the dams of the Idukki water reservoir in Kerala have been opened to control the swelling water which is nearing the …
  • Army restores washed away bridge in Idukki 13 Aug 2018 10:02 Aug 13, 2018, 10:13 ISTSource: TNNThe Army has restored a concrete bridge in Idukki district of Kerala. The bridge connects the Virinjapara village in Idukki’s Mankulam. Due to the heavy rains bridge was washed away two days ago. About 800 families live in …
  • Kerala floods: Water level falls, but rain continues in Idukki, Wayanad 12 Aug 2018 11:38 Water level in the Idukki hydel reservoir has dropped below the 2,400 ft. mark, but the situation in large parts of Idukki remains grim with heavy displacement of people and continuing rains. Latest updates on the storage level in the key dams of the …
  • NDRF man rescues child in Idukki; brave act wins praise on social media 12 Aug 2018 10:51 Image Source : PTI Shutters of the Idukki dam have been opened after 26 years An NDRF officer rescued a sick child by sprinting across a bridge moments before it got submerged in gushing flood waters in rain-ravaged Kerala, with an image of his daring act …
  • Kerala floods: Water level in Idukki dam further decreases, Indian Army continues rescue efforts 12 Aug 2018 09:35 Image Source : ANI Water level in Idukki dam decreases  As heavy rainfall in Kerala continues, the water level in Idukki dam further decreased on Sunday and now stands at 2,399.28 feet. Parts of Ernakulam and Thrissur districts of the state however, …
  • Water level at Kerala’s Idukki dam further decreases 12 Aug 2018 05:16 Idukki (Kerala), Aug 12 (IANS) The water level in Kerala’s Idukki dam further decreased on Sunday and now stands at 2,399.28 feet even as parts of Ernakulam and Thrissur districts still remain submerged. The district of Idukki recorded 90mm of rain for a …
  • Water level in Idukki dam recedes but threat looms 12 Aug 2018 01:29 By Express News Service KOCHI: The residents of Cheruthoni and downstream areas heaved a sigh of relief as the water level in Idukki dam started receding on Saturday morning. However, the threat of another bout of heavy rain loomed large over Idukki as …
  • Relief for Keralites as rains subside, Idukki dam waters recede 11 Aug 2018 15:04 Rains subside in Kerala, Idukki dam waters recede In a breather for Keralites, the heavy rains predicted in the state did not happen since Friday night, leading to the receding of Idukki dam waters that had ravaged the area over the last few days. State …
  • Kerala rains: Thousands heave sign of relief as water level of Idukki dam reduces 11 Aug 2018 08:17 — By IANS | Aug 11, 2018 11:51 am Idukki (Kerala): Thousands living around the Idukki dam and in Ernakulam and Thrissur heaved a sigh of relief on Saturday as the heavy rains predicted in Kerala did not happen and as a result, the Idukki dam waters …
  • Kerala rains subside, Idukki waters recede 11 Aug 2018 06:02 Idukki (Kerala) Aug 11 (IANS) Thousands living around the Idukki dam and in Ernakulam and Thrissur heaved a sigh of relief on Saturday as the heavy rains predicted in Kerala did not happen and as a result the Idukki dam waters ravaging the area over the …
  • Red alert in Kerala as 5 floodgates of Idukki dam ... 10 Aug 2018 11:33 The worst affected is the Cheruthoni town, located nearest to the dam. With heavy rains continuing in Idukki, the authorities in Kerala were forced to open the remaining two more floodgates of the nearly overflowing Idamalayar dam on Friday afternoon even …
  • Rain havoc continues in Kerala, all 5 gates of Idukki reservoir opened 10 Aug 2018 11:32 In rain battered-Kerala, a red alert has been issued for Idukki and its adjoining districts in view of the possibility of release of more water from the Idukki reservoir, while entry of tourists to the high-range district was stopped after roads caved in …
  • Rains intensify, all 5 floodgates of Idukki dam opened 10 Aug 2018 10:55 Idukki/Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 10 (IANS) With heavy rains continuing in Idukki, the authorities in Kerala were forced to open the remaining two more floodgates of the nearly overflowing Idamalayar dam on Friday afternoon even as the death toll reached …
  • Kerala floods: Red alert in Idukki, 5 columns of Army deployed in northern districts 10 Aug 2018 10:38 By: PTI | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: August 10, 2018 3:48:18 pm An elderly woman is rescued following a flash flood, triggered by heavy rains, at Palakkad in Kerala on Thursday, Aug 9, 2018. (PTI Photo) In rain battered-Kerala, a red alert has been …
  • Kerala rain fury: All 5 Idukki shutters opened 10 Aug 2018 10:16 All five shetters of Idukki dam opened All five shutters of the Idukki Cheruthoni reservoir has been opened for the first time in history as the flood situation continues to be severe in Kerala.The amount of water being released from the reservoir is now …
  • Kerala rains: Two more shutter of Idukki dam opened today, death toll reaches at 26 10 Aug 2018 09:26 — By PTI | Aug 10, 2018 12:24 pm Thiruvananthapuram: As heavy rains continued to lash various parts of Kerala, two more shutters of the Cheruthoni Dam, part of the Idukki Reservoir, were opened today as the water level touched 2,401 feet. For the first …
  • 27 dead in Kerala rains, 2 more Idukki shutters opened 10 Aug 2018 07:08 Idukki (Kerala) Aug 10 (IANS) Although Kerala on Friday got some relief due to lesser showers pounding it than has been over the last two days, the death toll rose to 27. With the water level at the Idukki dam fast rising, two more shutters of the dam were …
  • Kerala rain: More shutters of Idukki dam opened 10 Aug 2018 06:04 For the first time in the last 26 years, a shutter of the Cheruthoni Dam was opened Thursday and two more were opened at 7 am on Friday Thiruvananthapuram: As heavy rains continued to lash various parts of Kerala, two more shutters of the Cheruthoni Dam, …
  • Kerala Floods: Death Toll Reaches 26, Two More Shutters Of Idukki Dam Opened 10 Aug 2018 05:29 At least 26 people have lost their lives so far across rain-battered Kerala due to flooding and landslides caused by the torrential downpour in the state. Owing to incessant rains and a subsequent rise in the water level in various dams, two more shutters …
  • 26 killed in Kerala rain, 3 shutters of Idukki... 10 Aug 2018 05:17 "It is the biggest rain we had in 50 years," Union Minister KJ Alphons said. As heavy rains continued to lash various parts of Kerala, two more shutters of the Cheruthoni Dam, part of the Idukki Reservoir, were opened on Friday as the water level …
  • Kerala rains: Six dead as floods, landslides hit Idukki district 10 Aug 2018 00:30 Express News Service IDUKKI: Besides the five people who died in the landslide at Adimali, at least six people have been killed and more than 200 were forced to flee their homes after record rains pounded high ranges of Idukki on Thursday, triggering …
  • Rains claim 26 lives in Kerala; red alert for Idukki reservoir 09 Aug 2018 19:13 Heavy rains pounding Kerala triggered a series of landslides in the hilly Idukki district and northern parts, killing 26 people since Wednesday night with chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday describing the situation as ‘very grim’. IMAGE: People …
  • Kerala rains: Death toll rises to 26; red alert for Idukki reservoir sounded 09 Aug 2018 18:05 Thiruvananthapuram: Heavy rains pounding Kerala triggered a series of landslides in the hilly Idukki district and northern parts, killing 26 people since Wednesday night with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan describing the situation as 'very grim'. …
  • Kerala rains: 20 dead in rain related incidents, Red alert in Idukki reservoir 09 Aug 2018 15:42 As reports of more deaths from different parts of Kerala started coming in, the death toll touched 22. While 11 people died in Idukki district, five more deaths were reported from Malappuram district. The deluge caused three deaths in Waynad and two in …
  • Heavy rains claim 26 lives in Kerala; red alert for Idukki reservoir 09 Aug 2018 15:16 Heavy rains pounding Kerala triggered a series of landslides in the hilly Idukki district and northern parts, killing 26 people since Wednesday night with chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday describing the situation as ‘very grim’. IMAGE: People …
  • Heavy Rain Kills 22 In Kerala, Red Alert For Idukki Dam: 10 Points 09 Aug 2018 14:49 Flooding has been reported in several low-lying areas in Kerala after heavy rain Thiruvananthapuram:  As water levels continue to rise in rivers and reservoirs of Kerala, a third red alert has been issued for Idukki reservoir and the shutter of one of the …
  • Kerala rains: Death toll rises to 20; Asia's largest arch dam in Idukki opens shutters after 26 years 09 Aug 2018 14:16 Watch: Asia's largest arch dam in Idukki opens shutters after 26 years Twenty people were killed in rain-related incidents as heavy showers lashed Kerala, authorities said on Thursday, Aug 9. Idukki district remained the worst affected with 20 deaths, …
  • Heavy Rain Kills 22 In Kerala, Red Alert For Idukki Reservoir: 10 Points 09 Aug 2018 13:23 Flooding has been reported in several low-lying areas in Kerala. Thiruvananthapuram:  As water levels continue to rise in rivers and reservoirs of Kerala, a third red alert has been issued for Idukki reservoir and the shutter of one of the dams will be …
  • Video: Kerala on alert as Idukki dam opened after ... 09 Aug 2018 11:34 At least 20 people were killed as heavy rains and landslides hit parts of Kerala. The death toll in rain-related incidents over the last 24 hours in Kerala reached 22 on Thursday as Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan postponed Saturday's annual Nehru boat …
  • Kerala rain: Idukki water level still rising 09 Aug 2018 11:23 People dwelling in places likely to be affected have been asked to move to safer places Idukki water level still rising Water level in the Idukki dam continues to rise even after opening a shutter to ease the situation, reports say. The level was 2399. …
  • Watch: High alert as Idukki dam shutter opens 09 Aug 2018 08:25 People dwelling in places likely to be affected have been asked to move to safer places  Dubai: One of the five shutters of the Idukki Cheruthoni was opened by 50 cm at 12.30 am local time. It was the middle shutter that was opened and it will remain open …
  • Flight operations hit as Idukki dam opened after... 09 Aug 2018 08:17 20 people were killed as heavy rains and landslides hit parts of Kerala. At least 20 people were killed as heavy rains and landslides hit parts of Kerala early today, officials said. Idukki dam opened after 26 years, following rising water levels due to …
  • 18 dead in Kerala, Idukki dam shutter opened 09 Aug 2018 08:16 People dwelling in places likely to be affected have been asked to move to safer places  Dubai: One of the five shutters of the Idukki Cheruthoni was opened by 50 cm at 12.30 am local time. It was the middle shutter that was opened and it will remain open …
  • Kerala on alert: Flight arrivals halted as Idukki ... 09 Aug 2018 08:16 20 people were killed as heavy rains and landslides hit parts of Kerala. At least 20 people were killed as heavy rains and landslides hit parts of Kerala early today, officials said. Idukki dam opened after 26 years, following rising water levels due to …
  • High alert in Kerala as Idukki dam opened after... 09 Aug 2018 07:55 Around 600 cusecs of water were also discharged from the Idamalayar dam on Thursday. At least 20 people were killed as heavy rains and landslides hit parts of Kerala early today, officials said. Idukki dam opened after 26 years, following rising water …

  • Rape of religious sister: Msgr. Mulakkal demands his name be removed from list of defendants 27 Jan 2020 18:45 The former bishop of Jalandhar is also accused of "abuse of a position of power" and intimidation of the religious.  The ex superior of the Missionaries of Jesus accuses him of raping her several times from 2014 to 2016. The bishop's trial …
  • Lakhs line up between Kasargode and Kaliyikkavila for LDF human chain against CAA, NRC 26 Jan 2020 16:01 Tens of thousands of people joined hands to form a human chain stretching from one end of the State to the other on Sunday evening in a mass protest organised by the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the …
  • 7 million join Kerala human chain to protest against CAA 26 Jan 2020 12:44 Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 26 (IANS) Billed as one of the biggest protests against the CAA, Kerala’s CPI-M-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) on Sunday organised a human chain extending from Kasargod to the Tamil Nadu border near here, involving participation of …
  • Kerala: 620-km long human chain organised against CAA-NRC on Republic Day 26 Jan 2020 12:21 The Human chain ended after taking the pledge (Express Photo: Vishnu Varma) Pitched as a strong marker of resistance against the consequential citizenship law and the proposed national register of citizens (NRC), the ruling LDF in Kerala stitched together …
  • Indian-origin executives 'ruling' tech industry 26 Jan 2020 04:32 1 / 1413 Indian-origin executives that are 'ruling' the tech industry Indians for decades have been playing an important role in the global technology landscape. Indian IT pros have been an important cog in the machinery running technology …
  • National laurel for Malayalis 26 Jan 2020 02:04 By Express News Service Sri M: Social reformer, educationist and spiritual guide T'Puram: Born into a Muslim family as Mumtaz Ali Khan in Thiruvananthapuram in 1949, Sri M is a social reformer, educationist and spiritual guide. His discourses are not …
  • On Republic day, LDF to form 620-km human chain against CAA-NRC in Kerala 25 Jan 2020 16:04 Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran will join the movement in Palayam in Thiruvananthapuram. (Source: Facebook) Kerala’s ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) has invoked a 620-km long human chain, stretching from Kasaragod …
  • Rape accused bishop files discharge petition 25 Jan 2020 13:42 Kottayam, Jan 25 (IANS) In an alleged ploy to delay trial, former Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of sexually assaulting a nun between 2014 and 2016, filed a discharge petition in a court, here on Saturday, claiming to be innocent. Mulakkal, who …
  • Rape-Accused Bishop Files Discharge Petition In Kerala Court 25 Jan 2020 12:17 Franco Mulakkal is accused of raping a nun. Kottayam: Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, filed a discharge petition before a lower court in Kerala's Kottayam today. In his petition filed before the Additional District and Sessions Court I …
  • Tricolour in mosques, human chains on R-Day in Kerala 25 Jan 2020 11:05 Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 25 (IANS) The southern state of Kerala will see the Tricolour in mosques, reading out of pastoral letters in churches, and a 700-km long human chain as a protest against the CAA and proposed NRC on Republic Day on Sunday. The human …
  • Bishop Franco Mulakkal files discharge plea in Kerala nun rape case 25 Jan 2020 09:58 By PTI KOTTAYAM: Bishop Franco Mulakkal, former head of Jalandhar diocese of Roman Catholic Church, on Saturday filed a discharge petition before a lower court here in connection with the case of alleged rape of a nun. In his plea filed before the …
  • Coronavirus Death Toll Has Risen to 41: China 25 Jan 2020 07:39 NET Bureau The first case of coronavirus in Macao was confirmed on Wednesday, according to state broadcaster CCTV. The infected person, a 52-year-old woman, was a traveller from Wuhan. The death toll due to the deadly coronavirus has risen to 41 with 1,287 …
  • Coronavirus: 2 students under observation 24 Jan 2020 23:01 THIRUVANANTHPAURAM: Two Malayalee medical students who returned from China recently have been placed under observation in Kochi and Kottayam respectively for suspected coronavirus infection even as the Kerala health department issued a series of guidelines …
  • 2 students who returned from China being screened for coronavirus in Kerala 24 Jan 2020 14:31 Kochi/Mumbai: Two students who recently returned from China have been kept under medical observation at the Ernakulam Government Medical College here for possible exposure to the coronavirus, an outbreak of which in China has triggered a global health …
  • One-day training programme on rubber planting on Jan 29 24 Jan 2020 14:13 The Rubber Board organises a one day training programme in planting and upkeep of rubber at Rubber Training Institute, Kottayam on January 29. The course content includes planting, upkeep and maintenance, intercropping and weeding. For details, contact on …
  • One-day training programme on rubber budding and root trainer plants production 24 Jan 2020 12:35 The Rubber Board organises a one-day training programme on rubber budding and production of root trainer plants at the Rubber Training Institute, Kottayam on January 28. The course content includes brown budding, green budding and the production of root …
  • Teacher suspended for caning Class 2 boy in Kerala for not reading Malayalam properly 24 Jan 2020 12:21 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: A teacher at an aided school in Kuruppanthara near here has been placed under suspension for brutally caning a seven-year-old boy. According to the Education Department authorities, Minimol Jose of St Xavier's LP …
  • Shylock review: A loving, Petta-style tribute to Mammootty 24 Jan 2020 11:45 Express News Service The hero in Shylock likes uttering ‘mass’ dialogues from popular South Indian movies, especially those starring Vijay and Rajinikanth. At one point, he even blurts out Vijay Sethupathi’s “Oru Kadhai Sollattuma” line (from Vikram Vedha …
  • Friday Film Wrap: ‘Panga,’ ‘Street Dancer 3D’ big releases of the week 24 Jan 2020 11:31 Street Dancer 3D, directed by Remo D' Souza and starring Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor and Prabhu Deva, couldn't be more predictable with its plot and messaging but in these politically turbulent times, it's heartening to see a film that puts …
  • Kerala nurse in Saudi Arabia suffering from MERS-CoV, not Novel Coronavirus, clarifies Indian Embassy 24 Jan 2020 10:42 India has stepped up screening efforts at airports with 9,156 passengers from 43 flights screened for coronavirus infection so far. Indian Embassy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, late on Thursday, clarified that the Keralite nurse being treated at Aseer National …
  • Coronavirus scare after Indian nurse in Saudi put on watch 24 Jan 2020 09:21 Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan sought the intervention of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in the case. An Indian nurse working in Saudi Arabia has been infected with coronavirus and is under treatment in the Gulf nation, according to Union …
  • 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 hosts third Pamex 2017 roadshow 18 Oct 2017 07:02 The event which was attended by more than 400 printers and was inaugurated by former Chief Minister of Kerala, Oommen Chandy. AMSG Ashokan, president of All India Federation of Master Printer (AIFMP) in his address highlighted the features of this edition …
  • Kottayam Medical College set to lose its MBBS recognition 05 Oct 2017 05:51 KOTTAYAM: In yet another setback for the state’s medical education sector, the MBBS course in the Government Medical College, Kottayam, is set to lose its recognition from the Medical Council of India (MCI) for non-compliance of MCI guidelines.Based on an …
  • Post-presser, man arrested over self-incriminating claim in Kottayam 22 Sep 2017 04:51 M K Siby, who was arrested by the the police, soon after a press meet in Kottayam on Thursday | Express KOTTAYAM: In a case of the real life imitating reel life, the police on Thursday arrested a person from the Press Club here, shortly he told reporters …
  • Minor landslips, flood threat in Kottayam 18 Sep 2017 02:38 With heavy rains pounding the district for the third consecutive day, the hilly areas have been witnessing minor landslips while the low-lying western areas are under threat of inundation. A landslip at Poovanthuruth, near Chingavanom, on the Kottayam- …
  • Duo from Kottayam killed in bus collision on England’s M1 motorway 28 Aug 2017 06:41 KOTTAYAM:Eight Indians, including two natives of Kottayam, were killed in Nottingham, UK, when a minibus which they were travelling in collided with two lorries on the busiest M1 motorway on Saturday. The deceased Keralites were identified as Cyriac Joseph …
  • Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan calls for all party meet on Aug 6; violence in Kottayam 31 Jul 2017 11:34 Thiruvananthapuram:  Amid violent incidents following the slaying of an RSS worker here, a meeting between Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and top BJP-RSS leaders on Monday agreed to support initiatives to promote peace and shun violence. The meeting …
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  • Kottayam Katankot Venugopal is next Attorney General of India 01 Jul 2017 03:07 New Delhi: The President of India Pranab Mukherjee on Friday appointed senior advocate Kottayam Katankot Venugopal as the 15th Attorney General of India to succeed Mukul Rohatgi who declined the second term of office. Hailing from Kerala, his father, M.K. …
  • Health officials stooping to defame bakery in Kottayam caught on camera 24 May 2017 14:50
  • Batch of 70 kids from Kargil to Kottayam cra... 04 May 2017 11:42
  • Batch of 70 poor kids from Kargil to Kottayam cracks JEE 04 May 2017 10:37
  • Drawn from Kargil to Kottayam, poor kids of super-70 crack JEE 04 May 2017 02:36
  • KC(M) wins Kottayam district panchayat with CPI(M) support 03 May 2017 20:40 Giving a mortal blow to nay-sayers in the Congress, the Kerala Congress (M), the former UDF ally which had been ploughing a lonely furrow for the past many months, fielded its own candidate in the election for the Kottayam district panchayat presidency and …
  • Actor abduction case: 2 from Kottayam taken into custody 18 Mar 2017 02:12 KOTTAYAM: The police on Friday took into custody two persons from Kottayam in connection with the case of abduction and sexual assault of a Malayalam film actor in Kochi. They were taken into custody on charges of obtaining SIM cards using fake documents, …
  • International Film Festival of Kerala in Kottayam 10 Mar 2017 20:56 Kotttayam: The third edition of the Kottayam International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) organised by the Kerala Chalachitra Academy, in association with the Artists Association of Theatre, Music and Arts (Aatma) began at the Anaswara Theatre here on …
  • Women activist Brinda Adige dubs Kottayam incident as 'sad, unfortunate' 02 Feb 2017 09:50 [India], Feb. 2 (ANI): Women activist Brinda Adige has dubbed the Kottayam incident where a young man attempted to immolate himself after setting afire his estranged lover as 'sad and unfortunate'. Adige wondered as to what was the boy trying to …
  • In Kottayam's Medical College, She Was Chased And Set On Fire By Ex-Boyfriend 02 Feb 2017 07:40 Kottayam, Kerala:  On Wednesday morning at a medical college in Kerala's Kottayam, 20-year-old Laxmi was sitting in a classroom with a few other students when a young man barged in and poured petrol on her and himself. As the man, Adarsh, took out a …
  • Kerala: Stalker sets girl, self ablaze in Kottayam college, both succumb 01 Feb 2017 22:53 A youth in Kerala set a girl on fire inside a classroom in Kottayam Wednesday allegedly after she thwarted his advances. The boy also sustained burn injuries reportedly after he caught fire during a scuffle with the girl. Both victims succumbed to their …
  • Kerala: Normal life hit during hartal on dalit issue in Kottayam district 17 Jan 2017 09:27 By: PTI | Kottayam | Published:January 17, 2017 1:30 pm Representational picture. (File) Stray incidents of stone throwing were reported from various parts of Kottayam district today during a dawn-to-dusk hartal called by the Cherama Sambava Development …

  • Alappuzha's Norton Bungalow to bask in new glow 28 Jan 2020 00:34 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 …
  • Kerala on high alert over Coronavirus outbreak, 281 put under medical surveillance 27 Jan 2020 09:41 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala is on high alert as the novel coronavirus (nCoV) is spreading to various parts of the world.  As per the data released by the state health department, 288 people have reached the state from places where …
  • Lakhs line up between Kasargode and Kaliyikkavila for LDF human chain against CAA, NRC 26 Jan 2020 16:01 Tens of thousands of people joined hands to form a human chain stretching from one end of the State to the other on Sunday evening in a mass protest organised by the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the …
  • 7 million join Kerala human chain to protest against CAA 26 Jan 2020 12:44 Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 26 (IANS) Billed as one of the biggest protests against the CAA, Kerala’s CPI-M-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) on Sunday organised a human chain extending from Kasargod to the Tamil Nadu border near here, involving participation of …
  • Kerala: 620-km long human chain organised against CAA-NRC on Republic Day 26 Jan 2020 12:21 The Human chain ended after taking the pledge (Express Photo: Vishnu Varma) Pitched as a strong marker of resistance against the consequential citizenship law and the proposed national register of citizens (NRC), the ruling LDF in Kerala stitched together …
  • On Republic day, LDF to form 620-km human chain against CAA-NRC in Kerala 25 Jan 2020 16:04 Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran will join the movement in Palayam in Thiruvananthapuram. (Source: Facebook) Kerala’s ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) has invoked a 620-km long human chain, stretching from Kasaragod …
  • Tricolour in mosques, human chains on R-Day in Kerala 25 Jan 2020 11:05 Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 25 (IANS) The southern state of Kerala will see the Tricolour in mosques, reading out of pastoral letters in churches, and a 700-km long human chain as a protest against the CAA and proposed NRC on Republic Day on Sunday. The human …
  • 16 Jump Off From Houseboat In Kerala After It Catches Fire: Report 24 Jan 2020 11:39 The boarders jumped from the houseboat into the shallow waters of the Vembanad lake (Representational) 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, …
  • A confluence of artistic creativity on display at Weavers Village, Thiruvananthapuram 24 Jan 2020 10:38 The atmosphere at Weavers Village is one of camaraderie as a group of youngsters prepare the works of setting up an exhibition. While some are busy hanging up paintings to be exhibited, others are creating an air of festivity in and around the venue. The …
  • Watch: Houseboat catches fire in Kerala, passengers escape unharmed 24 Jan 2020 09:31 24 Jan 2020, 09:50AM ISTSource: TOI.in16 people, including 3 toddlers, had a narrow escape when a houseboat caught on fire near Alappuzha in Kerala. The fire had started in the kitchen and spread quickly. Passengers jumped into the water, which was only 5 …
  • 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 …
  • 13 tourists rescued after houseboat goes up in flames 24 Jan 2020 08:26 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: A 13-member tourist group along with three crew were on Thursday miraculously rescued from a houseboat which went up in flames in the Vembanad Lake. Timely action by the crew of a Kerala State Water Transport Department( …
  • 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 …
  • Erratic train schedules hit livelihood of passengers 22 Jan 2020 02:32 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Employees who depend on trains to reach office are likely to feel the pinch of the stricter attendance system the government is planning to introduce, due to erratic train schedules. For those travelling to …
  • Federalism is a two-way street 21 Jan 2020 19:14 Published: January 22, 2020 12:11:16 am V Muraleedharan (Written by V Muraleedharan) “It’s nice to have an opinion about communism now, because once you’re living in it you don’t get to have an opinion about it,” renowned chess player Gary Kasparov tweeted …
  • Mosque turns venue for Hindu wedding, netizens shower praise 21 Jan 2020 08:05 Image Source : TWITTER/ @VIJAYANPINARAYI Mosque turns venue for Hindu wedding, netizens shower praise An unusual story of a wedding is doing the rounds on internet in which a couple tied the knot at a mosque in Alappuzha district in Kerala on Sunday as …
  • Hindu wedding at Kerala mosque goes viral 21 Jan 2020 03:43 An unusual story of a wedding is doing the rounds on internet in which a couple tied the knot at a mosque in Alappuzha district in Kerala on Sunday as per Hindu rituals. The news came out after the Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan took to Twitter to …
  • Subash Vasu thrown out of Bharath Dharma Jana Sena 21 Jan 2020 01:28 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Bharath Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS) state secretary Subash Vasu was on Monday removed from the primary membership of the party. This was announced by  BDJS chief Thushar Vellapally following a meeting of the party state …
  • Kerala Lottery Win-Win W-548 Today Results announced: First Prize worth is Rs 65 Lakh! 20 Jan 2020 12:54 Kerala Lottery Today Results:: If the prize money is less than Rs 5,000, the winners can claim the money from any lottery shop in Kerala. Kerala Lottery Win-Win W-548 Today Results: The Kerala state lottery department Monday announced the results Kerala …
  • Kerala: Masjid hosts Hindu wedding; CM calls it example of unity 20 Jan 2020 09:05 ALAPPUZHA: At a time when attempts are being made to divide the nation in the name of religion more than uniting people, Kerala has sets a perfect model of religious harmony by hosting Hindu wedding in a mosque.  According to media reports, more than 100- …
  • Solidarity: Hindu wedding held at 100 years old mosque 20 Jan 2020 03:34 Solidarity: Hindu wedding held at 100 years old mosque DUBAI: In an incident that showcases the solidarity of the state, a Hindu couple solemnised their wedding at a mosque in Indian state Kerala on Sunday. When the bride-to-be's mother, bogged down by …
  • Presidents of 10 Kerala BJP district units announced 20 Jan 2020 00:35 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  BJP state committee announced the list of presidents for 10 district units on Sunday. V V Rajesh will be the new district president of Thiruvananthapuram, B B Gopakumar of Kollam, N V Gopakumar of Alappuzha, …
  • Mosque plays bride’s guardian, hosts Hindu wedding 19 Jan 2020 23:13 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: If you feel the country has been reeling under some sort of a tension in recent months, then Kerala has a perfect piece of positive news for you. Cheravally Muslim Jama’ath Committee, Kayamkulam, on Sunday set a communal …
  • How much do you know about Kerala's birds? 19 Jan 2020 23:13 By Express News Service Kerala is home to over 526 species of birds among the 1,333 found in the country. Though climate change and loss of habitat are pushing many birds towards extinction, wetlands in the state are haven for many species with 20% of …
  • Kerala mosque hosts Hindu wedding, gets Pinarayi pat 19 Jan 2020 22:48 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: January 20, 2020 3:12:06 am At the Juma Masjid at Cheravally on Sunday. Minutes after the call to dhuhr (midday prayer) went out on Sunday, the courtyard of Juma Masjid at Cheravally in Kerala’s …
  • 100-year old mosque hosts Hindu wedding amid anti-Muslim citizenship law 19 Jan 2020 18:58 Mosque commit­tee also gifts Rs200,000 to groom and jewell­ery worth thousa­nds to bride The mosque also gifts 200,000 rupees (US$ 2,800) cash to the groom and gold jewellery worth thousands to the bride. PHOTO: TWITTER/Pinarayi Vijayan In a rare …
  • 'Example of unity': Pinarayi Vijayan extends wishes after mosque hosts Hindu wedding in Kerala 19 Jan 2020 12:27 By PTI ALAPPUZHA: In a rare wedding ceremony held in a Mosque, a Hindu couple tied the nuptial knot and exchanged vows here on Sunday. The marriage hosted by the Cheruvally Muslim Jamaat mosque near here, was held according to hindu rituals in front of a …
  • Toddler crawls on to road, dies after getting hit by car 18 Jan 2020 05:57 Image Source : FILE Toddler crawls on to road, dies after getting hit by car (Representational image) A nine-month old baby girl, who was playing in front of her road-side house at Karalakam in Alappuzha, was killed when she crawled on to the road and was …
  • ‘Restore slashed coaches of long-distance trains’ 17 Jan 2020 02:20 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In the wake of the Railways slashing the number of sleeper coaches in long-distance trains departing from the state, Works Minister G Sudhakaran, who is in charge of Railways in the state, has written to Union …
  • In India's Kerala, razing of high-rises leaves owners heartbroken 15 Jan 2020 13:48 Kochi, India - A shocked Maya Prem Mohan watched on television as her building was imploded and came crashing down within seconds in a controlled demolition. She is one of more than 300 apartment owners in Kochi, Kerala, whose properties were demolished …
  • After Maradu complexes, seven-star resort likely to face demolition 13 Jan 2020 20:52 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: January 14, 2020 2:08:56 am The Jain Coral Cove apartment building being demolished in Maradu, Kochi, on Sunday. After the demolition of four apartment complexes in Kochi’s Maradu area, a seven-star …
  • Special drive against TB in children 13 Jan 2020 05:29 The State branch of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) has taken up a special drive to implement protocol-based and standardised management of all paediatric TB cases in the State to ensure that all children are TB-free much before the State achieves …
  • Build memorial of injustice where our flats were: Maradu Holy Faith H2O resident 12 Jan 2020 20:48 Express News Service KOCHI: Staying far away from the sound and fury of Maradu flat demolition, Issac K Pattaniparambil leads a relieved, yet dejected life at his pristine ancestral home at Kayamkulam in Alappuzha. Issac, a sexagenarian, was a resident of …
  • India blows up two luxury high-rise apartment blocks after environmental violation 12 Jan 2020 12:05 India blows up two luxury waterfront high-rise apartment blocks after they were built in violation of environmental rules H2O Holy Faith complex of 90 flats was the first to go down in just a few seconds A cloud of dust fell after officials detonated …
  • India destroys high-rises over violation of environment regulations 12 Jan 2020 04:42 KOCHI: Two luxury waterfront high-rises in southern India were reduced to rubble in controlled explosions on Saturday in a rare example of authorities getting tough on builders who break environmental rules. The 19-floor H2O Holy Faith complex of 90 flats …
  • He used to deliver food, drop off many; but not any more 12 Jan 2020 01:41 Express News Service KOCHI: Though many people from other districts travelled to Maradu to see the demolition of apartments, Ratheesh R, a native of Pathirappally, Alappuzha, had another wish in his mind. Though he was not a resident of the apartments, he …
  • Maradu demolition: Gone in 10 seconds, but nothing to sneeze at 11 Jan 2020 17:35 Kochi: Day 1 of Kochi’s demolition derby was over in 10 seconds. That was all it took to bring down, in a controlled implosion, the first of four multi-storey luxury apartment complexes near the shoreline of the Vembanad lake. The second took a bit longer, …
  • SC dismisses resort's plea against HC order banning construction on Vembanad lake 11 Jan 2020 15:17 NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea by a resort against a Kerala High Court order prohibiting construction of resorts and removal of structures on backwater islands on Vembanad lake in Alappuzha district for violation of coastal zone …
  • 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 …
  • Narrow escape for Alappuzha-Dhanbad Express as engine detaches from bogies 03 Sep 2017 18:38
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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 …

  • Govt decides to prepare for evacuation of Indians from coronavirus-hit Wuhan in China 27 Jan 2020 17:52 NEW DELHI: The Centre on Monday decided to take steps for possible evacuation of over 250 Indians from Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, and announced a raft of precautionary measures to deal with suspected cases. A meeting …
  • Novel coronavirus: Centre steps up vigil in areas bordering Nepal, reviews preparedness of states 27 Jan 2020 14:27 NEW DELHI: The Centre has stepped up vigil in areas bordering Nepal in view of a confirmed case of novel coronavirus detected there. The Union Health Ministry on Monday said teams of healthcare professionals have been deployed in West Bengal's …
  • Kerala on high alert over Coronavirus outbreak, 281 put under medical surveillance 27 Jan 2020 09:41 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala is on high alert as the novel coronavirus (nCoV) is spreading to various parts of the world.  As per the data released by the state health department, 288 people have reached the state from places where …
  • Latest On The Coronavirus Spreading In China, India's Preps: 10 Points 27 Jan 2020 07:48 Coronavirus: Passengers are being screened at seven identified airports in India. New Delhi: Over 29,700 passengers have been screened at Indian airports for novel coronavirus infection that, though largely restricted to China, has triggered a global scare …
  • Coronavirus update: 29,707 passengers screened for infection till Sunday, says Health ministry 27 Jan 2020 07:18 Coronavirus update: 29,707 passengers screened for infection till Sunday, says Health ministry Over 29,700 passengers from 137 flights were screened till Sunday for novel coronavirus infection at seven identified airports in the country but no positive …
  • Rajasthan reports suspected case of coronavirus; patient kept in isolation 27 Jan 2020 07:18 Image Source : PTI Suspected case of coronavirus reported in Rajasthan Rajasthan has reported a suspected case of coronavirus, following which the patient has been kept in isolation. According to state Health Minister Raghu Sharma, a doctor who returned to …
  • Lakhs line up between Kasargode and Kaliyikkavila for LDF human chain against CAA, NRC 26 Jan 2020 16:01 Tens of thousands of people joined hands to form a human chain stretching from one end of the State to the other on Sunday evening in a mass protest organised by the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the …
  • Has the deadly coronavirus reached India? Over 100 people kept under observation 26 Jan 2020 14:16 Wuhan coronavirus More than 100 people have been kept under observation in two Indian states, including Kerala and Maharashtra, following screening for exposure to Wuhan Coronavirus as the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) reviewed the preparedness to deal …
  • 7 million join Kerala human chain to protest against CAA 26 Jan 2020 12:44 Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 26 (IANS) Billed as one of the biggest protests against the CAA, Kerala’s CPI-M-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) on Sunday organised a human chain extending from Kasargod to the Tamil Nadu border near here, involving participation of …
  • Kerala: 620-km long human chain organised against CAA-NRC on Republic Day 26 Jan 2020 12:21 The Human chain ended after taking the pledge (Express Photo: Vishnu Varma) Pitched as a strong marker of resistance against the consequential citizenship law and the proposed national register of citizens (NRC), the ruling LDF in Kerala stitched together …
  • Coronavirus: over 100 people under observation in India 26 Jan 2020 06:16 No positive case has been detected in India so far although samples of seven passengers have been sent to a Pune lab, said Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan. An around-the-clock call centre has been made operational. Samples of four other passengers …
  • Coronavirus: 99 more people kept under surveillance in Kerala 26 Jan 2020 02:27 Image Source : AP Coronavirus: 99 more people kept under surveillance in Kerala  Ninety-nine more people who returned to Kerala from China on Saturday have been kept under surveillance by health officials in the state for possible exposure to novel …
  • Coronavirus- 11 people who returned from China under watch in Kerala, Mumbai 25 Jan 2020 16:49 The Union Health ministry said of these 11 people, two persons who were kept under observation at a Mumbai hospital and one person each under watch in Hyderabad and Bengaluru have tested negative. "ICMR-NIV Pune has informed that 4 samples (2 from …
  • On Republic day, LDF to form 620-km human chain against CAA-NRC in Kerala 25 Jan 2020 16:04 Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran will join the movement in Palayam in Thiruvananthapuram. (Source: Facebook) Kerala’s ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) has invoked a 620-km long human chain, stretching from Kasaragod …
  • Tricolour in mosques, human chains on R-Day in Kerala 25 Jan 2020 11:05 Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 25 (IANS) The southern state of Kerala will see the Tricolour in mosques, reading out of pastoral letters in churches, and a 700-km long human chain as a protest against the CAA and proposed NRC on Republic Day on Sunday. The human …
  • As coronavirus spreads, here’s a guide to what you should know on the virus 25 Jan 2020 10:54 Passengers wear masks as they walk past a scanning machine monitoring people’s temperature following the new coronavirus outbreak in China, at Bandaranaike international airport in Katunayake, Sri Lanka January 24, 2020. (Reuters Photo: Dinuka Liyanawatte) …
  • Coronavirus outbreak: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan reviews situation 25 Jan 2020 10:37 At least seven Indians have been kept under observation in Kerala to check for possible exposure to the deadly novel coronavirus. (PTI Photo) Coronavirus outbreak LIVE Updates: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday reviewed preparedness for the …
  • 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 …
  • Nine who returned from China under watch for coronavirus 24 Jan 2020 23:01 Kochi/Mumbai: Nine people nationwide are being watched for symptoms of coronavirus, the deadly affliction emanating from Wuhan city in China. Seven of them are in Kerala, two in Mumbai and one in Hyderabad. They are under observation in hospitals to …
  • Presidents of 10 Kerala BJP district units announced 20 Jan 2020 00:35 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  BJP state committee announced the list of presidents for 10 district units on Sunday. V V Rajesh will be the new district president of Thiruvananthapuram, B B Gopakumar of Kollam, N V Gopakumar of Alappuzha, …
  • Kerala Lottery Akshaya AK-428 Today Results announced: First Prize worth is Rs 60 lakh! 15 Jan 2020 13:54 Kerala Lottery Today Results: The price of a single ticket is Rs 40, while the entire book costs Rs 750. Kerala Akshaya Lottery AK-428 Today Results: The Kerala state lottery department Wednesday announced the results of Kerala Akshaya Lottery AK-428. The …
  • Fjällräven Polar: This woman is set to be the first Indian woman to visit Arctic 14 Jan 2020 15:42 Bengaluru techie Geethu Mohandas, originally hails from Aluva in Kerala. Express Photo A Bengaluru-based techie is all set to embark on a polar expedition to the Arctic. Selected as the first Indian woman for Fjällräven Polar, an expedition to the Arctic …
  • District takes lead after second day with 97 points 12 Jan 2020 01:41 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the second day of the State Continuing Education Arts Festival coming to a close, host Thiruvananthapuram is leading with 97 points. Thrissur and Malappuram districts are in second and third spots with 58 …
  • Sweet solutions for fallow fields 09 Jan 2020 02:20 Express News Service KOCHI:  Every day at dawn, dental technician-turned-farmer Suresh Kumaran sets out to his farm at Kizhakkambalam. This is a crucial time, for the first time in decades, a new crop, sugarcane, is being tried out in fallow paddy fields …
  • How Kerala expat helps the dead return home 06 Jan 2020 22:55 Written by Shaju Philip | Kozhikode | Published: January 7, 2020 3:32:59 am Ashraf has helped transport 5,670 bodies in 18 years When social worker and expatriate Ashraf Thamarassery landed in Thiruvananthapuram on New Year’s Day to take part in Loka …
  • In 2019, more Kerala women migrated to ECR countries for housemaid jobs 04 Jan 2020 01:28 Express News Service KOCHI: Malayali women still continue to have a penchant for housemaid and nursing jobs in Middle East countries as there has been a hundred per cent rise in migration of women from Kerala to countries that require emigration check …
  • Surge in farm gate sales impact pepper arrivals in Kochi 02 Jan 2020 13:39 Pepper arrivals to the terminal market in Kochi has been impacted on Thursday, thanks to rising farm gate sales in the primary markets following a thriving pilgrim and tourist footfalls. The arrivals was very limited at 9 tonnes and the rates remained …
  • Watch: Kerala Church Choir's Skullcap, Hijab Protest While Singing Carols 28 Dec 2019 08:38 The video of the carol singing has been shared widely on social media. New Delhi: The Christian community in Kerala came up with a unique way to show solidarity with the people from the Muslim community as protests continue across the country against the …
  • CAA protest: In show of solidarity, Kerala church choir performs wearing skull caps, headscarves 28 Dec 2019 01:30 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: December 28, 2019 6:57:05 am The choir performs at St Thomas Mar Thoma Church. As protests continue across the country against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, a church in Kerala decided to show its …
  • Govt nod for desilting 7.5 lakh cubic metre of sand from 8 rivers 27 Dec 2019 01:34 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government has accorded sanction for desilting sand from eight rivers in the state. The decision was taken to increase the capacity of river channels in order to facilitate flow of excess water during …
  • It’s slow progress for Sabarimala pilgrims 25 Dec 2019 07:50 With hardly three days left for the culmination of the 41-day Mandalam pilgrim season, Sabarimala witnessed heavy rush of pilgrims on Tuesday. However, lack of co-ordination and proper communication between the police special officers at Pampa, Nilackal, …
  • Devotees wait for nearly 15 hours in queues 25 Dec 2019 01:30 By Express News Service SABARIMALA: Pilgrims had to stand in queues for nearly 15 hours to have darshan at the Sabarimala temple on Saturday. Queues had extended up to Marakkottam in the past three days. Things turned worse on Saturday after the police …
  • Kochi pepper market remains steady 23 Dec 2019 15:12 An unfavourable climate across the growing regions seem to be adding pressure to old pepper stock prices, as the present conditions is prompting farmers to delay the current harvest. The Kochi pepper market remained steady on Monday with an average price …
  • KSRTC bears the brunt of hartal 18 Dec 2019 02:00 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: KSRTC suffered heavy losses as over two dozen buses were damaged in stone-pelting in a dawn-to-dusk hartal organised by a few organisations, on Tuesday.  In four incidents, the bus drivers suffered injuries in …
  • Anti-citizenship law hartal poised to disrupt life in Kerala 17 Dec 2019 08:07 The general strike called by a cluster of organisations to protest the “anti-Muslim” provisions of the Citizen (Amendment) Act seemed poised to disrupt life in some measure in Kerala on December 17. Initial reports of restiveness, minor street …
  • Rains dent pepper farmers' hope for harvest in January 16 Dec 2019 16:40 Saturday's rains in many of the pepper growing regions, especially in South Kerala and Tamil Nadu, have sent fears among farmers over a more delays in harvesting. Farmers are expecting the crop in January, but the rains seem to have dented their hopes, …
  • Safety first at Kerala University sports meet 14 Dec 2019 01:59 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Organisers of the 80th Kerala University Athletic Meet ensured that safety measures were strengthened at the event to avoid mishaps similar to the hammer throw incident in Pala in which a 17-year-old student died. …
  • Ahead of Christmas, new year, drugs flow into Kochi, say police 13 Dec 2019 08:21 Image Source : FILE Ahead of Christmas, new year, drugs flow into Kochi, say police With Christmas and new year celebrations drawing near, drugs are being smuggled into the city from various states in the country, Kochi police said on Wednesday. To control …
  • A cycle ride through the art and craft villages in 10 districts of Kerala has been flagged off from the capital city 12 Dec 2019 14:18 Dinesh K is the CEO of a software company. But for the next seven days, he leads a team of seven cyclists through 10 districts in Kerala, covering over 630 kilometres. They are members of Vatakara Riders, from Vadakara in Kozhikode district. Their mission: …
  • Welfare, family pensions of dairy farmers enhanced 12 Dec 2019 04:30 The welfare pension of dairy farmers will be enhanced from ₹1,200 to ₹1,500, Minister for Forests and Dairy Development K. Raju has said. Inaugurating a meet of dairy farmers at Elavumthitta, near Aranmula, on Tuesday evening, Mr. Raju said the next State …
  • Ground set for T20I series 06 Dec 2019 02:11 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the much-awaited India-West Indies T20I series a few days away, finishing works are being carried out by the KCA ground staff on the pitch at Sports Hub, Karyavattom, before December 8. The work executed by 50 …
  • Actor abduction case: SIT arrests accused who went absconding after bail 05 Dec 2019 01:53 By Express News Service KOCHI: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the actor abduction case of 2017 on Wednesday nabbed Sanil Kumar, the ninth accused in the case, who had been on the run after getting out on bail.  The 44-year-old native of …
  • For Kerala expat in Gulf, 31-year nightmare ends with a dream 05 Dec 2019 00:20 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: December 5, 2019 5:17:01 am Sundaresan Sukumaran (right) with Salam. Express When Sundaresan Sukumaran landed in Bahrain in 1988 as a 24-year-old, he had hoped his job as a tailor would ensure a …
  • Filming begins for Aju Varghese’s Saajan Bakery 03 Dec 2019 05:12 By Express News Service Aju Varghese’s next project Saajan Bakery Since 1962 has begun filming at Pathanamthitta. Arun Chandu, who recently made his directorial debut with the yet-to-be-released Sayahna Vaarthakal starring Dhyan Sreenivasan and Gokul …
  • Kerala hopes Egyptian imports will wipe away onion tears 03 Dec 2019 01:44 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With soaring prices of onion and shallots burning a hole in the pockets of consumers, the state government is pinning hopes on the Centre’s move to bring in onions from Egypt. Of the 6,090 tonnes of onion to be …
  • Sabarimala season push up black pepper demand 02 Dec 2019 14:54 Catering to the Sabarimala pilgrim demand, the primary market dealers in black pepper is focusing more on retail market due to a better price realisation. Traders pointed out that there has been a good buying of black pepper from pilgrims in the three …
  • Kerala’s affordable meal project a hit with masses 02 Dec 2019 05:02 The queue at the Alappuzha municipality’s night shelter complex at Shavakottapalam started to get longer as the lunch time neared. Functioning since August 2019, ‘Subiksha’, the first restaurant of the Kerala Food and Civil Supplies Department in the State …
  • Addl Sessions Court cancels bail of 9th accused in actor abduction case 01 Dec 2019 02:17 By Express News Service The Additional Sessions Court cancelled the bail of the ninth accused in the actor abduction case. The bail of Sanal Kumar of Pathanamthitta was cancelled after he failed to appear before the court on Saturday.  After cancelling …
  • Pepper remains stable in Kochi market 29 Nov 2019 15:00 Sabarimala pilgrim season has pushed up retail prices of black pepper in Pathanamthitta, Kumily and Vandiperiyar regions registering a good demand from devotees from Andhra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. According to traders, the retail prices has touched a …
  • Pilgrim rush continues at Sabarimala 27 Nov 2019 08:48 The Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala continued to witness heavy rush on Tuesday. Pilgrims had to wait for a long time inside the iron barricades along the Saramkuthi path, Lower Tirumuttom and on the temple premises to reach the sopanam. Padipuja …
  • 13 Sabarimala pilgrims hurt in tree fall 26 Nov 2019 23:31 By Express News Service SABARIMALA: Thirteen pilgrims were injured when a tree fell at Marakoottam on the Swami Ayyappan road here early on Tuesday. They were returning from the temple when the accident happened. Seven injured were admitted to the Kottayam …
  • When botched surgery amounts to medical negligence 25 Nov 2019 06:28 Consumer activist Jehangir B Gai looks at a recent judgment. Photograph: Kind courtesy skeeze/Pixabay   Binu, who was 17 years old, sustained a cut injury on the Achilles tendon of his right leg on July 14, 1997. He was immediately rushed to the George …
  • Right noises from the left: Sabarimala normalcy puts CPM back in business 24 Nov 2019 22:11 Express News Service Religion and logic have little in common. But, political logic demands that when it comes to religious beliefs, the faith of the people be given some serious consideration, even if it’s not in line with laws of reason. Surprisingly, …
  • Motorists, pedestrians face a blinder 22 Nov 2019 03:48 Express News Service KOCHI:  While the use of high-intensity headlights that blind the view of motorists in oncoming vehicles has been banned across India, they are being rampantly used in the district. Moreover, the enforcement wing of Motor Vehicles …
  • As India's JNU protests fee hike, poor students fear for future 20 Nov 2019 20:37 New Delhi, India - Since he was 16, Syam Kumar has been doing odd jobs to fund his education and help his divorced mother run the household. He started paying tuition after passing his 10th-grade exams, worked as a labourer at a brick kiln and as a …
  • KK Shailaja becomes magician during Mittayi programme 20 Nov 2019 02:15 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Health Minister KK Shailaja donned the role of a magician at the ‘Mittayi’ programme of the Kerala Social Security Mission here on Tuesday. At the get-together of children with diabetes, the minister said there …
  • Next visit to Sabarimala after I turn 50: 9-year-old girl 18 Nov 2019 11:59 Sabarimala, Nov 18 (IANS) It was a message that drew everyone’s attention. A young girl trekking the long route to the famed Sabarimala temple sported a placard around her neck reading: “Am 9 years now, next visit to the temple is after I finish 50 years, …
  • "Devotees Visiting Sabarimala Without Any Fear": Temple Board Minister 17 Nov 2019 16:28 Sabarimala opened for the annual Mandala-Makaravilaku festival. Pathanamthitta, Kerala: With Sabarimala Temple opening for the two-month-long festival season, Devaswom Board Minister Kadakampally Surendran on Sunday said that devotees were arriving at the …
  • Pilgrims throng Sabarimala as 2-month season opens 17 Nov 2019 06:26 Sabarimala, Nov 17 (IANS) The two-month-long Sabarimala temple festival officially opened in the wee hours on Sunday, with thousands of pilgrims waiting for long to have ‘darshan’. According to the police there were about close to 50,000 pilgrims in the …
  • Women group who tried to enter Sabarimala returned after learning temple rituals: PB Nooh 17 Nov 2019 04:37 Nooh had said that all basic necessities such as toilets, water kiosks, and medical emergency centres are in place for the pilgrims. Pathanamthitta: Pathanamthitta District Collector, PB Nooh said that the 10 women group which had reportedly tried to enter …
  • Sabarimala opens amid row over women’s entry 16 Nov 2019 22:06 The AP women had come with a 15-member group from Vijayawada and they told the police that they were unaware of the restrictions. Sabarimala: Amid tight security, the gates of the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala were thrown open on Saturday for the two- …
  • Ahead of Sabarimala Temple opening, Police send back 10 Andhra women 16 Nov 2019 18:17 Image Source : ANI Ahead of Sabarimala Temple opening, Police sends back 10 Andhra women  As the Sabrimala Temple is scheduled to open today for the Mandala Pooja Festival, the police have sent back 10 women from Pamba on Saturday.  The women (between the …
  • Sabarimala temple opens for 2-month long Mandala-Makaravilakku pilgrimage season 16 Nov 2019 18:17 Image Source : ANI Sabarimala temple opens for 2-month long Mandala-Makaravilakku pilgrimage season Amid tight security, the gates of the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala were thrown open for the two-month long Mandala-Makaravilakku pilgrimage season. …
  • Sabarimala set to open today, no protection for women activists. 10 points 16 Nov 2019 13:22 Image Source : PTI Sabarimala set to open today, no protection for women activists. 10 points Two days after the Supreme Court referred the review petitions against its 2018 judgment of allowing entry to women of all ages into the Sabarimala shrine to a …
  • Sabarimala: Cops send back 3 Andhra women pilgrims 16 Nov 2019 13:10 Sabarimala, Nov 16 (IANS) With the Kerala police sending back three Andhra Prades women pilgrims from praying at the famed Sabarimala temple on Saturday, the recent Supreme Court decision not staying its September 28, 2018, order allowing women of all ages …
  • Several women sent back by police as Sabarimala trek begins 16 Nov 2019 10:33 Pathanamthitta: Several women returned from the Sabarimala on Saturday afternoon, as devotees started a trek to the hilltop temple hours before the shrine in Kerala opens for the 41-day annual pilgrimage season. According to police sources, several women …
  • As Sabarimala Opens Today, Kerala Government's Reminder: 10 Points 16 Nov 2019 04:26 The temple board has echoed the state government's views. Thiruvananthapuram:  As the Sabarimala shrine in Kerala opens today for the 41-day annual pilgrimage season, the Kerala government has clarified that the shrine is "no place for activism…
  • Amid confusion, Sabarimala temple opens today with tight security 16 Nov 2019 03:48 Ahead of the opening of the temple, Kerala govt said they will not provide protection to any woman visiting the temple. Pathanamthitta: Amid confusion over the latest verdict of the Supreme Court and threats by some women activists to worship at hilltop …
  • India’s top court delays ruling on ban on women entering Hindu temple 14 Nov 2019 11:26 NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s top court on Thursday delayed a verdict on the lifting of a centuries-old ban on women of menstruating age entering a Hindu temple, asking more judges to consider the case involving gender discrimination and religion that has …
  • Indian court delays ruling on women and Hindu temple 14 Nov 2019 10:44 Hindu devotees wait in queues inside the premises of the Sabarimala temple in Pathanamthitta district in the southern state of Kerala, India, Oct. 18, 2018. India’s Supreme Court on Thursday referred a decision to lift a centuries-old ban on women of …
  • SC refers Sabarimala issue to larger 7-judge bench 14 Nov 2019 08:03  14 Nov 2019 - 9:32 FILE PHOTO: Hindu devotees wait in queues inside the premises of the Sabarimala temple in Pathanamthitta district in the southern state of Kerala, India, October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V/File Photo New Delhi: The Supreme …
  • Don’t criticise court if order is adverse: RSS to cadre 14 Nov 2019 04:18 Ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on a review petition in Sabarimala case expected on Thursday, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has asked its cadre not to criticise the court in case of an adverse order, even as it is hopeful that the court will rule in …
  • Ahead of SC verdict, Sabarimala all set for new season 13 Nov 2019 11:28 Image Source : PTI Ahead of SC verdict, Sabarimala all set for new season Even as the Supreme Court is expected to give its verdict on the various review petitions any time, all arrangements are in place for the two-month-long festival season of the famed …
  • Kerala SSLC, HSS 2020 exam time table released 31 Oct 2019 09:13 The model exams will be held from February 12 to 18. (Representational image) The Department of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala will conduct the Kerala Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) and Higher Secondary exams from March 10 onwards.  The …
  • Cyclone Maha to cause heavy rain in Kerala, orange alert in ten districts 31 Oct 2019 08:41 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Heavy rains reported across the state as Cyclonic storm Maha over Lakshadweep and the southeast Arabian Sea moved north-northwestwards at a speed of 17 kmph. Heavy rain lashed the catchment area of Mullaperiyar …
  • Ajit Pawar elected Maha NCP legislature party leader | LIVE 30 Oct 2019 12:56 Oct 30, 2019 6:20 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda Ajit Pawar elected Maha NCP legislature party leader Former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar was on Wednesday elected NCP's state legislature party leader. The newly-elected legislators of the …
  • Weather Officials Issue "Orange", "Yellow" Alerts For Kerala Districts 29 Oct 2019 15:17 Weather Office warned against bad weather condition in some parts of Kerala (Representational) Thiruvananthapuram: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded an ''orange alert'' in Trivandrum and Kollam districts for today, in …
  • On the trail of Pandavas 26 Oct 2019 20:31 Techie Vivek recounts his trek to Satopanth Tal, situated amid snow-capped peaks about 15,000 ft above the sea level. Going on a trekking trip has been a pipe dream for me for quite some time, because whenever I made up my mind to go on one such trip, some …
  • Kerala rains: Northeast monsoon prompts 'Orange alert' in 13 districts 21 Oct 2019 13:46 Kerala rains: North-East monsoon prompts 'Orange alert' in 13 districts As a virulent phase of the ongoing North-East monsoon has started unfolding, most parts of Kerala, where crucial Assembly by-elections are being held are under an 'orange …
  • Polling stations submerged, IMD issues orange alert in Kerala's 12 districts 21 Oct 2019 08:40 Many polling booths in Ernakulam were submerged and political parties have asked the Election Commission to postpone the election. Kerala: On Monday, heavy rains lashed many parts of Kerala disrupting the Assembly by-election being held in Ernakulam, one …
  • 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 …

  • Kerala's Malappuram is world's fastest growing city; Kozhikode, Kollam in top 10 list 10 Jan 2020 09:17 Reasons that caused Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to step down as Royals A survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) revealed that three Indian cities have been listed as the world's fastest-growing urban areas,. Malappuram, Kozhikode and Kollam …
  • Malappuram is world’s fastest-growing city; Kozhikode, Kollam also in top 10 09 Jan 2020 02:17 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: There is a high chance that one would miss the urban areas of Kerala if asked to make a guess on the fastest-growing cities in the world. But Malappuram made a conspicuous entry to the top as the fastest-growing …
  • Four fishermen from Kollam go missing 08 Dec 2019 11:32 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Four fishermen who went for fishing from Sakthikulangara fishing harbour went missing in the high seas on Saturday night.  As per local accounts, the fishermen were on board 'Snehithan' boat owned by …
  • Next Kalolsavam in Kollam will be a rural festival: Kerala Education Minister Raveendranath 01 Dec 2019 23:04 By Express News Service KANHANGAD: The next state school youth festival will be held in Kollam, said Education Minister C Raveendranath.“This year, Kanhangad transformed the school fest into a people’s festival. Next year, it will be a rural festival,” he …
  • IIT-M suicide: Professor named in suicide note of Kollam girl to be quizzed 14 Nov 2019 03:05 By Express News Service KOLLAM/CHENNAI: Days after an IIT-Madras student committed suicide over alleged religious discrimination, a professor from the institution was summoned for inquiry by the Chennai police. Meanwhile, a suicide note purportedly …
  • Kollam: Girl's relatives allege torture on IIT campus 12 Nov 2019 01:21 Kollam: Relatives of the Kollamite who committed suicide at IIT Madras have alleged that she took the extreme step because of mental torture she faced on the campus. Her sister filed a complaint regarding this with a local police station in Kotturpuram …
  • Vizag-Kollam train for devotees to Sabarimala 29 Oct 2019 17:14
  • Two persons run over by lorry in Kollam 26 Oct 2019 01:52 By Express News Service KOLLAM: Two people died after a lorry ran over them near Chathannoor post office here, in the early hours of Friday. The deceased are Suresh, 40, of Valiyaveedu at Mulavana in Kundara and Don Bosco, 41, of Abhijith Vilasom, Fatima …
  • Kollam native jawan dies in mine blast near LoC 16 Oct 2019 03:11 By Express News Service KOLLAM: Sepoy Abhijith PS, a jawan attached to the Madras Regiment, died in a land mine explosion while on duty at the Line of Control (LoC) in Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir, on Monday. According to Army sources, he was killed during …
  • Tirupati laddus to have cashews from Kollam 04 Oct 2019 22:20 KOLLAM: The laddus of Lord Venkateshwara of Tirupati will have an ingredient from God’s Own Country now. The Tirumala temple authorities have placed a huge order 30 tonnes of processed cashew kernels with Kerala State Cashew Workers Apex Industrial Co- …
  • Kerala Thiruvonam Bumper Lottery Results: Rs 12 crore lottery jackpot goes to six jewellery employees in Kollam 19 Sep 2019 12:14 The holders of the winning ticket are Ronny, Subin Thomas, Ramjin, Rajeevan, Ratheesh, and Vivek. (Express Photo) Kerala’s biggest-ever lottery jackpot Thiruvonam Bumper, carrying a prize of Rs 12 crore, has gone to six jewellery employees in Kollam …
  • Organ transplant mafia busted by police in Kollam 29 Aug 2019 23:17 KOLLAM: An organ transplant mafia that reaped rich dividends by trading in the kidneys of poor donors has been busted by the Kottarakkara police. The gang extracted up to Rs 10 lakh each from needy patients and paid only half of it to the donors. The …
  • Kollam Collectorate gets threat message from Pakistan 29 Aug 2019 04:36 By Express News Service KOLLAM: Kollam West Police have begun investigations into an alleged threat message received on WhatsApp reportedly from Pakistan, asking India to withdraw its troops from Jammu and Kashmir. It also threatened Prime Minister …
  • Kollam: Auto rickshaw driver convicted for rape 29 Jul 2019 22:06  Saji used to drop the woman in his auto-rickshaw at the nearby bus stop regularly. On the morning of January 16, 2013, he barged into her house while she was changing her dress and getting ready for her duty at the court. (Representational Image) KOLLAM: …
  • Kollam: Youth held for murder attempt 02 Jul 2019 21:11 Kollam: Sasthamkotta police on Tuesday arrested a private bus conductor who had barged into the house of a Plus-One student and stabbed her in revenge over spurned love. Anandu, 20, of Sasthamkotta is the arrested. The 16-year-old girl, currently under …
  • Chennai-Kollam Express receives refurbished coaches 01 Jul 2019 03:51 By Express News Service CHENNAI : Four months after introduction, Chennai-Kollam Express got the upgraded refurbished coaches on Sunday. The 14 coaches were upgraded at Perambur Carriage Workshop, Perambur Loco workshop and Golden rock workshop, Ponmalai. …
  • Kollam: State seeks sops for cashew sector 27 Jun 2019 22:24 KOLLAM: The State Government has filed a petition before the Union Commerce Minister  Piyush Goyal demanding to revoke the import duty on raw cashew kernels completely and to increase export incentives of processed cashew. The Central Government should …
  • Kollam: Man held for attempt to set girl ablaze 20 Jun 2019 01:03 Kollam: Eravipuram police arrested a man for a murder attempt on a girl after her family rejected his marriage proposal on "astrological reasons." Shinu, 25, of Chamavila Veedu, Vadasserikkonam in Varkala entered the girl's house by removing …
  • Kollam: Siblings arrested for raping minor 19 Jun 2019 20:03 Kollam: The Kulathupuzha police on Wednesday arrested two siblings for alleged rape and extortion of money from a 17-year-old Plus-Two student. They were identified as Afsar, 18, and his brother Ijas, 20, of Ijas Manzil, Agasthyakkode, Anchal.   The girl …
  • Speeding car hits two children walking to school in Kollam 06 Jun 2019 08:06 By Express News Service KOLLAM: The 'School Praveshanolsavam' (school entry celebrations) turns tragic as two children on their way to school were hit by a speeding car at Anchal on Thursday morning. Three children including a one and half-year-old …
  • Kollam MP N K Premachandran’s reception disrupted 03 Jun 2019 02:11 By Express News Service KOLLAM: Miscreants interrupted Kollam MP N K Premachandran’s reception at Chathannoor on Sunday leaving two UDF supporters severely injured. Policemen who tried to intervene were also injured. Poothakulam mandalam secretary …
  • Kollam: Ex-minister Kadavoor Sivadasan passes away 18 May 2019 04:19 By Express News Service KOLLAM: Congress leader and former minister Kadavoor Sivadasan, 87, died on Friday. He breathed his last at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram. People from all walks of life paid their last respects when the body was kept at …
  • Watch: LDF-UDF workers clash in Kollam, Kerala 22 Apr 2019 08:45 clashed occurred on the last day of campaigning in Kerala which goes to polls on Tuesday. Kollam: Left Democratic Front (LDF) and United Democratic Front (UDF) workers on Sunday clashed in Kollam on the last day of campaigning in Kerala which goes to polls …
  • Kerala: LDF-UDF workers clash in Kollam 22 Apr 2019 08:29 Category: India Posted by Syed Qayam Ali Published: Apr 22, 2019, 1:11 pm IST Updated: Apr 22, 2019, 1:11 pm IST Kollam: Left Democratic Front (LDF) and United Democratic Front (UDF) workers on Sunday clashed in Kollam on the last day of campaigning in …
  • Vettu cake from Keralapuram in Kollam is a ‘cut’ above the rest 18 Apr 2019 11:58 It is not every day that Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac gushes about cakes! But when he did on Facebook, not many people were surprised because every foodie worth his/her salt in South Kerala seems to know the eatery he was raving about: a small, …
  • CPI-M hopes to stop Premachandran at Kollam (Constituency Profile) 31 Mar 2019 07:36 Kollam (Kerala) March 31 (IANS) For the ruling CPI-M in Kerala, one seat it is desperate to win back is Kollam for more reasons than one. For that, the party will have to get the better of sitting member N.K. Premachandran, which is no easy task. …
  • Kollam woman ‘starved to death’ for dowry 30 Mar 2019 20:40 Thiruvananthapuram: Pooyappally police on Saturday arrested a man and his mother for allegedly starving his wife to death for not giving dowry. The arrested were Oyoor Chenkulam native Chandulal (30) and his mother Geethalal (55). A Kottarakkara court …
  • Kollam: Rape charge against man in Oachira case 30 Mar 2019 09:40 KOLLAM: Police team investigating the abduction of Rajast-ani girl from Oachira has charged rape case against the prime accused Muhammad Roshan in addition to the charges under sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. This …
  • Electioneering raises the heat in Kollam 27 Mar 2019 11:01 Scorching sun seems no deterrent to the candidates in Kollam as they continue their campaign leaving the district abuzz with election activities. With the entry of BJP’s K.V. Sabu this week, all three fronts have now launched full-fledged campaign in the …
  • Kollam: PoCSO against Bindu Krishna 24 Mar 2019 21:12 Kollam: Kollam DCC president Bindu Krishna has landed in trouble for posting on the Facebook  a  picture of herself along with the parents of the  Rajasthani girl who was kidnapped from  Oachira recently.   The Oachira police  registered a case against her …
  • Kollam: ‘Invisible thief’ sexually assaults, loots women 19 Mar 2019 21:03 Kollam: The villagers of coastal Eravipuram are having sleepless nights due to unabated theft attempts and sexual assaults towards  women for the last few weeks. The residents of Valathunkal here have now ganged up to nab the thief or thieves who have …
  • In Kollam, count of water birds takes a slight upward flight 23 Jan 2019 23:28 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The number of water birds in Kollam showed slight increase compared to previous years, according to a census report by the Asian Waterbird Census (AWC). The census was conducted covering the major wetlands in …
  • PM dedicates Kollam bypass to the nation 17 Jan 2019 07:08 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 15 dedicated to the nation the 13-km Kollam bypass of National Highway 66, a project that took more than four decades to complete. “I am happy that with the cooperation and contribution from the State government we …
  • PM Modi to inaugurate Kollam bypass today: Everything you need to know 16 Jan 2019 21:08 People travelling on the National Highway 66 from Kochi and Alappuzha can proceed towards Thiruvananthapuram without entering Kollam town. (Source: Facebook) A perpetual traffic bottleneck for commuters on the national highway connecting Thiruvananthapuram …
  • Kollam Bypass inauguration: CM Vijayan silences crowd, says ‘not a place to hoot and chant’ 16 Jan 2019 21:06 Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said his government had fulfilled the development promises made to the prime minister when it came to power in the state. (File) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday officially declared open the much-awaited Kollam …
  • Green Court Seeks Report On Kollam Sand Mining After Kerala Girl's Video 16 Jan 2019 12:50 The tribunal's direction came after taking cognisance of a news report on the issue (Representational) Kollam: The National Green Tribunal today sought a report from the Kollam district administration after taking note of a news report about a 17-year- …
  • PM Modi inaugurates 13-km, two-lane Kollam bypass 15 Jan 2019 13:51 KOLLAM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially declared open the much-awaited Kollam bypass on National Highway-66 here on Tuesday. The 13-km-long, two-lane bypass, with a project cost of Rs 352 crore, will cut the travel time between Alappuzha and …
  • Twitter Trolls Attack PM For Inaugurating 13 Km Kollam Bypass In Kerala 15 Jan 2019 13:01 The criticism gave rise to hashtags like #PavanayiModiAyi and #OduModiKandamVazhi Kerala: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Kerala today for the launch of two projects, there was much trolling on Twitter. What amused his critics, mainly …
  • PM Modi to inaugurate Kollam bypass in Kerala today 15 Jan 2019 00:48 [India], Jan 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kerala today to attend various events in Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram including the inauguration of Kollam bypass on NH-66. The Kollam bypass is a 13 km long 2 lane bypass, with a project cost …
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate Kollam bypass today 14 Jan 2019 20:22 KOLLAM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the long-awaited Kollam bypass at a function to be held at the Ashramam ground here by 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will also address the public and PWD Minister G. Sudhakaran will …
  • BJP gets the better of LDF, PM to open Kollam bypass 08 Jan 2019 21:42 Kollam: The Kollam bypass has become a bone of contention between the political parties as far as its inauguration is concerned. The state government had announced a week ago that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate it on February 2. But in a …
  • Kerala: Senior police officer involved in murder, hangs self in Kollam district 13 Nov 2018 19:02 Creative Commons A senior Kerala Police officer who was eluding arrest after causing a man's death a week back, was found hanging in his home in Kollam district on Tuesday, police said. The deceased, B Harikumar, who was the Neyattinkara Deputy …
  • Kerala actor Kollam Thulashi booked for comments against women over Sabarimala 15 Oct 2018 07:40 Kerala actor Kollam Thulashi  Malayalam actor Kollam Thulashi has been booked by the Kerala Police for his controversial remarks against women during a NDA protest meeting over the Sabarimala Temple issue, police said Sunday.   Addressing the protesters in …
  • Malayalam actor Kollam Thulasi booked for controversial comments on entry of women into Sabarimala 14 Oct 2018 10:29 By PTI KOLLAM: Malayalam actor Kollam Thulasi has been booked by the Kerala Police for his controversial remarks against women during an NDA protest meeting over the Sabarimala Temple issue, police said Sunday. Addressing the protesters in Kollam on Friday …
  • Sabarimala protest: FIR against actor Kollam Thulasi for derogatory remark on women’s entry in temple 14 Oct 2018 08:00 Kollam (Kerala): The Kerala Police on Saturday registered a case against actor Kollam Thulasi for allegedly making a derogatory remark on the entry of women into the Sabarimala Temple in Kerala. Thulasi, while addressing a gathering in Kollam, suggested …
  • Tear in two all women who enter Sabarimala, says actor Kollam Thulasi as Kerala BJP president listens 14 Oct 2018 06:52 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: October 13, 2018 1:53:13 pm Women chant hymns during a protest called by various Hindu organisations against the lifting of ban by Supreme Court that allowed entry of women of menstruating age to the …
  • Sabarimala protest: Kerala on boil, FIR against actor Kollam Thulasi 14 Oct 2018 06:48 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: October 14, 2018 11:38:41 am Devotees, mostly women, take part in the ‘namajapa’ (chanting the name of Lord Ayyappa) march against the Supreme Court verdict on the entry of women of all ages into the …
  • Kollam Thulasi apologises for derogatory remark on women 13 Oct 2018 15:26 [India], Oct 13 (ANI): Hours after Kollam Thulasi was booked on account of the derogatory remark made by him on the entry of women into the Sabarimala temple, the actor issued an apology on Saturday. "It is due to my deep devotion to Lord Ayyappa I …
  • Case registered against actor Kollam Thulasi for saying 'tear in two women who enter Sabarimala' 13 Oct 2018 10:55 Actor Kollam Thulasi was speaking at an event in Kollam when he made the remark in the presence of BJP state president P S Sreedharan Pillai. (ANI) The Chavara police on Saturday registered a case against Malayalam actor Kollam Thulasi who courted …
  • Case against Kollam Thulasi for derogatory remark on Sabarimala verdict 13 Oct 2018 09:35 [India], Oct 13 (ANI): The Kerala Police on Saturday registered a case against actor Kollam Thulasi for allegedly making a derogatory remark on the entry of women into the Sabarimala Temple in Kerala. Thulasi, while addressing a gathering in Kollam, …
  • At BJP Sabarimala meet, Kerala actor Kollam Thulasi says rip defiant women into 2 13 Oct 2018 06:23 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Malayalam cine actor and BJP fellow traveller Thulasidharan Nair, known as Kollam Thulasi, on Friday said women who go to Sabarimala must be ripped in two. 'One part should be sent to Thiruvananthapuram and the other to New Delhi,…
  • Kerala: Women entering Sabarimala temple should be ripped into half, says Actor Kollam Thulasi 13 Oct 2018 01:47 Kollam (Kerala): Actor Kollam Thulasi on Friday made a shocking statement saying that women entering Sabarimala temple should be ripped into half. He was addressing a public gathering here. Thulasi, a Malayali actor, made the controversial remark while …
  • Rip apart women who enter Sabarimala temple into two: Actor Kollam Thulasi 12 Oct 2018 21:21 Kollam: The Kerala State Women’s Commission took a suo motu case against actor Kollam Thulasi who courted controversy on Friday for stating that women who dared to enter Sabarimala temple must be ripped into two pieces.  During a speech at Chavara here …
  • Women who dare to enter Sabarimala temple should be ripped in half: Malayalam actor Kollam Thulasi 12 Oct 2018 16:47 Malayalam cinema actor Kollam Thulasi. (ANI) In a controversial remark, Malayalam film actor Kollam Thulasi on Friday stated that women who dare to enter the Sabarimala temple should be ripped into two pieces. “The mothers (elderly woman) taking part in …
  • Rip women entering Sabarimala in half: Kerala actor Kollam Thulasi 12 Oct 2018 13:36 Thulasi said one half should be thrown at CMO's in Thiruvananthapuram while the other half should be sent to Delhi. Kollam: Actor Kollam Thulasi made a bizarre statement on Friday saying women who come to enter the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, the …
  • Rip women entering Sabarimala temple in half: Actor Kollam Thulasi 12 Oct 2018 13:01 Kollam: Actor Kollam Thulasi made a bizarre statement on Friday saying women who come to enter the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, the revered shrine of Lord Ayyappa thrown open after the Supreme Court verdict, must be ripped in half. The horrifying remark by …
  • Kollam on the itinerary 07 Sep 2018 10:42 Here’s your chance to visit and explore Kollam town and Tangasseri. Heritage Walk Trivandrum is organising an exploratory visit to Kollam this Sunday. Since registration for travel by bus is already full, those interested can now directly join the team at …
  • Kollam: Two more priests surrender for raping a homemaker 14 Aug 2018 03:30 Kollam: Two priests of Malankara Orthodox church, booked for raping a homemaker abusing her secret at the confessional, have surrendered. Fr. Jaise K. George, the fourth accused, surrendered at the Kollam Crime Branch office and the first accused Fr. …
  • Kollam: One dies in stampede during mall inauguration by actor Dulquer Salmaan 04 Aug 2018 13:14 Express News Service KOLLAM: One man died and several injured in a stampede during a private event attended by actor Dulquer Salmaan at Kottarakkara near here. The deceased has been identified as Hari, from Thiruvananthapuram. The mishap happened around 2 …
  • Kerala Church rape case: Priest who used victim's confession to blackmail her arrested in Kollam 12 Jul 2018 11:38 Getty Images One of the four accused Kerala priests, Father Job Mathew involved in the sexual abuse of a parishioner has been arrested from a place near Kollam, said the police on Thursday. The accused priest, however, denied that he has been arrested. He …
  • Children’s film festival - first experience of the cinema hall (With pic 200443654)city 2, kollam 2, thrissur 2 16 May 2018 03:08 The first visit to the cinema hall, watching the larger than life images with hundreds of others all around you, is for many an experience which they would hardly forget for the rest of their lives. For Reshma, a tenth standard student from Adichippuzha …
  • 96 Bihar CPI netas to attend Kollam meet 24 Apr 2018 11:21
  • 96 state CPI netas to attend Kollam meet 23 Apr 2018 21:04
  • Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith Kumar dead: Mohanlal, other celebs condole his death 05 Apr 2018 10:33 Kollam Ajith KumarTwitter Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith Kumar died of stomach-related ailments at a private hospital in Kochi Thursday morning (April 5). He is survived by his wife Prameela, daughter Gayathri and son Sreehari. Kollam Ajith Kumar was …
  • Kollam Ajith passes away 05 Apr 2018 07:26
  • RIP! Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith passes away at 56 05 Apr 2018 06:54 Renowned Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith passed away at the age of 56 on Thursday morning. Reportedly, the actor was suffering from stomach ailments, as he was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Kochi. Sadly, Kollam Ajith took his last breath at 3: …
  • Kollam Ajith 05 Apr 2018 06:15 Actor Kollam Ajith, who has played villain roles in many Malayalam films, is no more. He passed away in a private hospital in Kochi around 3.40 am on April 5, after a prolonged disease which had reportedly affected his stomach. Ajith was 56 years old and …
  • Who was Kollam Ajith? 05 Apr 2018 05:44 Here is everything you should know about late actor Kollam Ajith.  Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith who has appeared in more than 500 films breathed his last during the wee hours of Thursday. Suffering from stomach ailments, the actor was undergoing treatment …
  • Popular Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith passes away 05 Apr 2018 05:06 Malayalam film star Ajith, known for portraying negative roles, died on Thursday at a private hospital here, family sources said. Ajith, 56, was admitted to the hospital 10 days ago following health issues. Ajith in a career spread over three decades, has …
  • Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith passes away 05 Apr 2018 03:08 Kollam Ajith breathed his last on April 5. Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith passed away on Thursday morning. The actor was undergoing treatment for stomach-related ailments at a private hospital in Kochi, Kerala. He breathed his last at 3:40 am on Thursday. …
  • Chennai to Kollam train will resume after eight years 30 Mar 2018 00:42 CHENNAI: Nearly after eight years, the first train between Chennai and Kollam is set to resume through Sengottai-Punalur section, one of the scenic routes in the country, with the Southern Railway set to operate a special fare special train between …
  • Selections at SAI training centre in Kollam 01 Feb 2018 21:49 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Sporting students can now enrol in the Kollam Training Centre of Sports Authority of India (SAI) for the 2018-2019 academic year. The organisation will select the students for its sport disciplines of athletics and hockey (for girls and …
  • Kerala mother kills 14-year-old son in Kollam 20 Jan 2018 05:55
  • 14-year-old’s charred body found in Kollam, mother is prime suspect 18 Jan 2018 09:03 Written by Vishnu Varma | Kochi | Updated: January 18, 2018 2:18 pm According to the complaint, the boy had gone out to buy a scale for school and never returned home. In this combination image, Jithu Job, his mother Jayamol. A woman in Kollam, Kerala is …
  • The Rhythm of Kollam 28 Nov 2017 20:39 During his college years at Pathanamthitta, Arjun V. used to face taunts from his classmates over his native place and the proverb Kollam Kandavanu Illam Venda (one who visits Kollam will never return home). He wanted to show them what all treasures Kollam …
  • Kollam: Rally racer dreams miles more 11 Nov 2017 02:09 Kollam: “Being a rally driver is risky, but precision decides the winner,” says the current youngest rally driver in the country. Meet Younus Ilyas, 23, from Kollam, who has marked his presence in Indian motorsport with his meritorious achievements …
  • Kerala: Three killed, nearly 40 injured in Kollam bridge collapse 30 Oct 2017 13:24 Kollam: The iron bridge, several years old, is located inside the KMML complex and runs over a canal. At least three people died after a bridge on which they were walking collapsed in Chavara in Kollam district of Kerala. The deceased were identified as …
  • Kerala: Woman dead, 57 injured as foot over bridge collapses in Kollam 30 Oct 2017 10:56 A woman died and 57 others got injured when an old iron bridge collapsed in Chavara near Kollam today. The bridge was being used as a walkway across a canal. The deceased has been identified as 55-year-old Shyamala, an employee of state-run Kerala Minerals …
  • Kerala: One dead, 57 injured as foot overbridge collapses at Chavara in Kollam 30 Oct 2017 10:37 Kollam (Kerala): A person was killed and 57 others injured after an old iron bridge collapsed in Chavara near Kerala’s Kollam district on Monday. The bridge used as a walkway. #WATCH One dead, at least 57 injured in a bridge collapse in Chavara near Kerala …
  • Girl dies, Kollam school faces public wrath 24 Oct 2017 07:45 A tense situation prevailed near the ICSE school Trinity Lyceum on Monday when a march taken out by SFI and KSU activists, following the suicide of a girl student, turned violent. The march was in protest against the alleged harassment meted out by two …
  • Trinity Lyceum Kollam 23 Oct 2017 09:08
  • Stray violence marks hartal in Kollam 17 Oct 2017 04:27 The dawn-to-dusk hartal called by the United Democratic Front (UDF) in protest against the alleged anti people policies of the Central and State governments on Monday was marked by several incidents of violence across the district. Post offices, including …
  • 3-yr-old girl tortured; youth held in Kollam 04 Oct 2017 04:06 KOLLAM: The Kundara police arrested Ashique, 26, a native of Pallimukku for brutally torturing a three-and-a-half-year-old girl. The police shifted the girl and her mother to Mahila Mandiram here. The girl and her mother were living with Ashique and his …
  • Seven-year-old girl in Kollam raped, strangled to death by relative 28 Sep 2017 11:58 Image used for representational purpose only. KOLLAM: A seven-year-old girl who went missing from Kulathupuzha in Kollam on Wednesday was found dead near a rubber shed at RP Colony in the same locality here on Thursday. Police has taken a relative of the …
  • 4 of a family from Kollam die in Tamil Nadu road mishap 10 Sep 2017 03:13 KOLLAM: Four members of a family were killed and two others seriously injured after the car in which they were travelling collided with a tipper lorry on the Kollam-Thirumangalam NH stretch on Saturday. The accident occurred around 6.30 am close to …
  • Police File Chargesheet In Kollam Blast Case 08 Sep 2017 16:32 Kollam:  Police today filed a chargesheet in a local court against three persons accused in the case relating to last year's low intensity IED blast in the District Collectorate, in which one person was injured. The charge sheet was filed before the …
  • Kollam ex-Collector blames cops for putting tragedy 27 Aug 2017 07:27 KOCHI: Former Kollam District Collector A Shainamol on Saturday submitted, if the police had taken necessary actions, the Puttingal firework mishap could have been prevented. She was deposing before the Justice S Gopinathan Commission conducting an inquiry …
  • Ship collides with fishing boat off Kerala's Kollam coast 26 Aug 2017 12:51 [India] August 26 (ANI): In a case of mid-sea collision, a ship collided with a fishing boat off Kerala's Kollam coast on Saturday. The six fishermen were rescued from the sea by another fishing boat. The accident occurred 35 to 40 nautical miles away …
  • Denied treatment in several hospitals, road accident victim dies in Kollam 07 Aug 2017 11:04 Refusal on the part of private hospitals in Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram to admit an accident victim resulted in his tragic death, almost seven hours after the accident. Police have registered the incident as a serious case of medical negligence and are …
  • Kollam to host next CPI Party Congress 29 Jul 2017 06:34 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: For the first time, Kollam will host the CPI’s party congress next year while the party state conference will be held in Malappuram. The CPI state council which met here on Friday decided to hold its 23rd party congress in Kollam by the …
  • Ajeetha IPS succeeds hubby as Kollam top copAjeetha, who is known for her bold and judicious approach to work, resumed duty on Thursday. And just as soon, took charge as Kollam police commissioner from her husband as he had been transferred as… 13 Jun 2017 07:08
  • Lady IPS officer takes over reins of Kollam City 09 Jun 2017 13:28 R Krishnakumar, DH News Service, Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 9 2017, 18:08 IST Santeesh and Ajeetha shake hands as part of custom of transferring power. As Ajeetha Begum took over the reins of Kollam City Police from Satheesh Bino on Wednesday, the two IPS …
  • Kollam fire spurred AIIMS nurse to give UPSC a shot 02 Jun 2017 23:50 Joseph K Mathew, 30, secured an all-India rank of 574 in the exam. Abhinav Saha On Wednesday evening, Joseph K Mathew (30), was on evening shift at the surgical critical care unit at the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, AIIMS. The staff nurse was …
  • Finally, Kollam Govt Medical College gets a shot in the arm 01 Jun 2017 01:56 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: THE Medical Council of India (MCI) has given approval for the Government Medical College at Paripally, Kollam, Health Minister K K Shylaja said on Wednesday. With this, the government will be able to admit students for the MBBS course …
  • After talks, ration dealers withdraw indefinite strike in Kollam 04 May 2017 01:10 KOLLAM: The three-day-old indefinite strike launched by the ration dealers demanding the government to address their grievances regarding the implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) was withdrawn on Wednesday. The decision came after a …
  • Kerala: Girl, 15, says 13-yr-old is her child's fatherIn a strange case, Pathanapuram police (Kollam), on Thursday, took a 13-year-old boy into custody on allegation of impregnating his 15-year-old neighbour. 21 Apr 2017 07:31 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a strange case, Pathanapuram police (Kollam), on Thursday, took a 13-year-old boy into custody on allegation of impregnating his 15-year-old neighbour. He was produced before Kollam chief judicial magistrate, who is also the chairman …
  • Kerala: Girl, 15, says 13-yr-old is her child's fatherIn a strange case, Pathanapuram police (Kollam), on Thursday, took a 13-year-old boy into custody on allegation of impregnating his 15-year-old neighbour. 21 Apr 2017 05:25 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a strange case, Pathanapuram police (Kollam), on Thursday, took a 13-year-old boy into custody on allegation of impregnating his 15-year-old neighbour. He was produced before Kollam chief judicial magistrate, who is also the chairman …
  • Duryodhana temple in Kollam defies firework ban 25 Mar 2017 12:26 KOLLAM: As the first anniversary of the Puttangal Temple Firework tragedy, one of the worst fire accidents in the country approaches, three people suffered were injured after another temple in the district defied the District Collector’s orders and …
  • Grandfather abused Kollam girl, arrested 19 Mar 2017 20:17 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published:March 20, 2017 1:12 am Representational Image The investigation into the death of a 10-year-old girl in Kerala’s Kollam district has revealed that she was sexually abused by her 66-year-old …
  • Death threats do not deter Kollam moral policing victim 10 Mar 2017 08:02 KOLLAM: A victim of moral policing on Friday lodged a complaint with Sooranad police after her father overheard some unidentified youth conspiring to “threaten” and “intimidate” the girl and destroy the evidence to help their other accomplices who are in …

  • Coronavirus: 436 people under observation in Kerala 27 Jan 2020 21:45 By: Express News Service | Mumbai, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram | Published: January 28, 2020 3:04:26 am A state health department official said 148 persons were put under observation on Monday, taking the total figure to 436. As many as 436 people who have …
  • Air India sale: Govt releases preliminary information for seeking EOI for strategic divestment of airline 27 Jan 2020 20:38 Malware which is impossible to remove Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State(I/C), Ministry of Civil Aviation in a press conference in New Delhi on January 27 informed that the newly constituted Air India Specific Alternative Mechanism (AISAM) has …
  • Govt decides to prepare for evacuation of Indians from coronavirus-hit Wuhan in China 27 Jan 2020 17:52 NEW DELHI: The Centre on Monday decided to take steps for possible evacuation of over 250 Indians from Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, and announced a raft of precautionary measures to deal with suspected cases. A meeting …
  • 350 speakers to take part in Mathrubhumi Festival of Letters 27 Jan 2020 16:23 Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 27 (IANS) Around 350 speakers from India and abroad will take part in the upcoming third edition of the Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters 2020, to be held here over four days starting January 30, the main organiser of …
  • Novel coronavirus: Centre steps up vigil in areas bordering Nepal, reviews preparedness of states 27 Jan 2020 14:27 NEW DELHI: The Centre has stepped up vigil in areas bordering Nepal in view of a confirmed case of novel coronavirus detected there. The Union Health Ministry on Monday said teams of healthcare professionals have been deployed in West Bengal's …
  • Kerala CM urges PM Modi to airlift stranded Indians from coronavirus-hit China 27 Jan 2020 13:10 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With several Indians stranded in China, where the novel coronavirus outbreak was first reported, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday requested the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in …
  • CPM playing double game by not backing resolution to recall Kerala Governor, says Chennithala 27 Jan 2020 11:20 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The CPM is running with the hare and hunting with the hounds in the fight against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), charged Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala on Monday. Stating that the resolution moved …
  • Nothing to worry about on coronavirus, assures Kerala minister 27 Jan 2020 09:58 Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 27 (IANS) Even as 288 persons in Kerala have been kept under medical observation in the wake of the coronavirus scare, state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja asserted that there was no reason for any concern. Of these 288 persons, …
  • Kerala on high alert over Coronavirus outbreak, 281 put under medical surveillance 27 Jan 2020 09:41 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala is on high alert as the novel coronavirus (nCoV) is spreading to various parts of the world.  As per the data released by the state health department, 288 people have reached the state from places where …
  • Sand mafia, who killed Kerala man using JCB, surrenders before police  27 Jan 2020 08:02 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The man, who killed a youth using an earthmover after the latter resisted illegal mining from his compound at Kattakada, has surrendered before the police. Charupara Saju, the owner of the JCB, has been booked by …
  • Latest On The Coronavirus Spreading In China, India's Preps: 10 Points 27 Jan 2020 07:48 Coronavirus: Passengers are being screened at seven identified airports in India. New Delhi: Over 29,700 passengers have been screened at Indian airports for novel coronavirus infection that, though largely restricted to China, has triggered a global scare …
  • Coronavirus update: 29,707 passengers screened for infection till Sunday, says Health ministry 27 Jan 2020 07:18 Coronavirus update: 29,707 passengers screened for infection till Sunday, says Health ministry Over 29,700 passengers from 137 flights were screened till Sunday for novel coronavirus infection at seven identified airports in the country but no positive …
  • Rajasthan reports suspected case of coronavirus; patient kept in isolation 27 Jan 2020 07:18 Image Source : PTI Suspected case of coronavirus reported in Rajasthan Rajasthan has reported a suspected case of coronavirus, following which the patient has been kept in isolation. According to state Health Minister Raghu Sharma, a doctor who returned to …
  • Kerala politicos welcome anti-CAA campaign in Australia 27 Jan 2020 06:05 Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 27 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala have welcomed the signature campaign in Australia against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) organised by Secular Forum, Melbourne. In a …
  • Kerala CM Vijayan seeks suitable monetary compensation from Nepal govt to kin of 8 deceased tourists 27 Jan 2020 05:23 Image Source : FILE Kerala CM Vijayan seeks suitable monetary compensation from Nepal govt to kin of 8 deceased tourists Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday sought the urgent intervention of the External Affairs Ministry for "suitable …
  • Protests against citizenship law mar India's Republic Day celebrations 27 Jan 2020 03:39 Protests against citizenship law mar India's Republic Day celebrations KOCHI/LUCKNOW: Hundreds of thousands of Indians protested across the country on Sunday against a citizenship bill that many fear is discriminatory against the minority Muslim …
  • If CAA, NRC implemented: It would be Jinnah's victory, says Congress leader 27 Jan 2020 03:06 If CAA, NRC implemented: It would be Jinnah’s victory, says Congress leader News report JAIPUR: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday stressed that Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah has not won yet but if Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA and …
  • With 621-km human chain, Kerala pledges to protect Constitution 26 Jan 2020 22:16 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: January 27, 2020 2:51:52 am Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, his cabinet colleagues, leaders of LDF, cultural activists, social workers, Muslim scholars, clerics, priests and nuns and lakhs of …
  • With CAA, you have brought Jinnah’s logic: Shashi Tharoor 26 Jan 2020 19:47 Jaipur, Jan 27 (IANS) Stressing that he condemned the CAA as soon as it was introduced, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said that it was unconstitutional as the foundation of Indian independence clearly says that religion has nothing to do with citizenship. “ …
  • 7 million people form 620km-long human chain to protest anti-Muslim law 26 Jan 2020 19:39 Kerala’s chief minist­er and severa­l newly-weds also partic­ipate in human chain agains­t the contro­versia­l law Kerala’s chief minister and several newly-weds participate in Kerala's human chain against the new bill. PHOTO: TWITTER/The left turn …
  • Large part of Rs 2K-cr borrowings to come from overseas for AAI 26 Jan 2020 19:01 New Delhi: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is set to tap capital from overseas in the next fiscal to fund its airport development projects, a top official told ET, in what is perhaps the first time it would raise money abroad. “We have approvals to …
  • Kerala CM seeks monetary compensation from Nepal to kin of 8 deceased tourists 26 Jan 2020 18:38 By: PTI | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: January 26, 2020 10:31:08 pm Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran will join the movement in Palayam in Thiruvananthapuram. (File) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday …
  • Divyansh’s golden run continues 26 Jan 2020 17:05 Divyansh Singh Panwar bounced back from a below-par effort to shoot the gold in men’s air rifle with a score of 252.8, pipping qualification topper Ding Jiawei of China by 1.4 point, in the second match of the H&N Cup international shooting competition …
  • Nepal resort tragedy: Pinarayi Vijayan writes to Centre seeking inquiry, compensation for kin 26 Jan 2020 16:59 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan once again wrote to Union Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar seeking intervention to order a 'thorough inquiry' by Nepal government into the death of eight …
  • 'Fight for India's soul': Protests mark Republic Day celebrations 26 Jan 2020 16:51 New Delhi, India - Thousands of protesters have gathered in a predominantly-Muslim neighbourhood in India's capital as the country celebrated Republic Day to commemorate the day its constitution came into effect. Sarwari, 75, who goes by her first …
  • Churches, mosques in Kerala read out the Preamble to protest CAA 26 Jan 2020 16:50 By: PTI | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: January 26, 2020 10:13:18 pm Observing January 26 as the day to protect the Constitution, the letter said the biggest crime was to divide the people. (File photo) Latin churches and mosques under Wakf board in …
  • Kerala Transgender Journalist Marries In Ernakulum On Republic Day 26 Jan 2020 16:45 Heidi Saadia is a journalist while Adharv Mohan is an accountant at a private company in Trivandrum Ernakulum, Kerala: Heidi Saadia, a transgender journalist, married Adharv Mohan at TDM Hall in Kerala's Ernakulam on the 71st Republic Day today. The …
  • Lakhs line up between Kasargode and Kaliyikkavila for LDF human chain against CAA, NRC 26 Jan 2020 16:01 Tens of thousands of people joined hands to form a human chain stretching from one end of the State to the other on Sunday evening in a mass protest organised by the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the …
  • Death of tourists: Kerala CM seeks compensation from Nepal 26 Jan 2020 16:01 Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday requested the Centre to persuade Nepal to compensate the kin of eight Keralites who died due to suspected carbon monoxide poisoning from a malfunctioning heater in a hotel room at Kathmandu last week. In a letter …
  • 620 km human chain formed in Kerala demanding withdrawal of CAA 26 Jan 2020 15:41 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A 620-km-long human chain from the northern part of Kerala to the south was formed on Sunday, Republic day, by the ruling CPI(M) led Left Democratic Front, demanding withdrawal of the Citizenship Amendment Act. The LDF organised the …
  • Kerala Chief Minister, Newly-Weds At 620 km Human Chain Against Citizenship Law 26 Jan 2020 15:20 Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, along with family members, stood in the chain in the state capital. Thiruvananthapuram: A 620 km human chain in - from Kasargod in the north of Kerala to Thiruvananthapuram in the south - was formed against the Citizenship …
  • India’s Republic Day celebrations marked with protests, blasts 26 Jan 2020 14:23 KOCHI/LUCKNOW (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Indians protested across the country on Sunday against a citizenship bill that many fear is discriminatory against the minority Muslim community. Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against a …
  • Transwoman journalist Heidi Saadia ties the knot on Republic Day in Kerala 26 Jan 2020 14:17 By ANI ERNAKULAM: Heidi Saadia, a trans woman journalist, tied knot with Arthav Mohan at TDM Hall situated here on the Republic Day on Sunday. The wedding was jointly organised by Sri Sathya Sai Orphanage Trust and Ernakulam NSS Karayogam. Heidi Saadia is …
  • Has the deadly coronavirus reached India? Over 100 people kept under observation 26 Jan 2020 14:16 Wuhan coronavirus More than 100 people have been kept under observation in two Indian states, including Kerala and Maharashtra, following screening for exposure to Wuhan Coronavirus as the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) reviewed the preparedness to deal …
  • India Vs New Zealand 2nd T20I Cricket Live Streaming: How To Watch IND's Second Match Of 2020 NZ Tour 26 Jan 2020 13:24 After securing a thumping six-wicket victory in the first T20I, India will look to continue with their winning run and extend the lead when they take on New Zealand in the second match of the ongoing five-match series. Also, with India celebrating Sunday …
  • 620-kilometre human chain formed in Kerala on Republic Day demanding withdrawal of CAA 26 Jan 2020 12:59 By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A 620 km long human chain from the northern part of Kerala to the south was formed on Sunday, Republic day, by the ruling CPI (M) led Left Democratic Front, demanding withdrawal of the Citizenship Amendment Act. The LDF organised …
  • 7 million join Kerala human chain to protest against CAA 26 Jan 2020 12:44 Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 26 (IANS) Billed as one of the biggest protests against the CAA, Kerala’s CPI-M-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) on Sunday organised a human chain extending from Kasargod to the Tamil Nadu border near here, involving participation of …
  • Kerala: 620-km long human chain organised against CAA-NRC on Republic Day 26 Jan 2020 12:21 The Human chain ended after taking the pledge (Express Photo: Vishnu Varma) Pitched as a strong marker of resistance against the consequential citizenship law and the proposed national register of citizens (NRC), the ruling LDF in Kerala stitched together …
  • Kerala Governor Arif Khan stresses on pluralism and diversity on Republic Day  26 Jan 2020 08:58 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: On the occasion of Republic Day, Governor Arif Mohammad Khan has reminded citizens of their duty to respect and strictly follow the Constitution and has stressed the need to respect dissent, pluralism and …
  • Indianness rooted in diversity, says Kerala Governor Khan in R-Day address 26 Jan 2020 07:49 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Leading the 71st Republic Day celebrations in the state, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Sunday said Indianness has been rooted in diversity and the Constitution truly reflected eternal Indian ethos. Khan hoisted the national flag …
  • Coronavirus: over 100 people under observation in India 26 Jan 2020 06:16 No positive case has been detected in India so far although samples of seven passengers have been sent to a Pune lab, said Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan. An around-the-clock call centre has been made operational. Samples of four other passengers …
  • Coronavirus: 99 more people kept under surveillance in Kerala 26 Jan 2020 02:27 Image Source : AP Coronavirus: 99 more people kept under surveillance in Kerala  Ninety-nine more people who returned to Kerala from China on Saturday have been kept under surveillance by health officials in the state for possible exposure to novel …
  • Every vote should be a weapon for social change: Governor Khan 26 Jan 2020 02:14 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Every vote should be a weapon of social change, Governor Arif Mohammed Khan has said. He was addressing the public after the state-level inauguration of National Voters Day held at Ayyankali hall here on Saturday …
  • Local BJP, Congress leaders blame CPM for Sangeeth Balan's death by sand mafia 26 Jan 2020 02:14 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A day after Sangeeth Balan was bludgeoned to death using an earthmover allegedly by the members of a sand mafia at Ambalathinkala near Kattakada, Congress and BJP leaders accused local CPM leaders of helping the …
  • Mega cleaning drive begins 26 Jan 2020 02:14 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The city corporation-level inauguration of the mega cleaning drive as part of Republic Day celebrations was held here on Saturday. Mayor K Sreekumar inaugurated the campaign in Kazhakoottam junction. The drive …
  • Weld India 2020 meet in Mumbai from Feb 6 26 Jan 2020 02:13 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The 13th Weld India 2020 exhibition organised by Indian Institute of Welding (IIW)will be held from February 6 to 9 at Mumbai, on the theme ‘advanced welding technology and quality systems for developing …
  • Police tighten security in Capital ahead of Republic Day 26 Jan 2020 02:13 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Security arrangements have been put in place by the city police in view of Republic day celebrations on Sunday. Under the security wing of city police commissioner Balram Kumar Upadhyay, three deputy …
  • Kattakada murder: Police arrest key accused 26 Jan 2020 02:13 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The police team probing the Kattakada murder case has officially recorded the arrest of key accused Vijin, the driver of the earthmover. Two more persons are under custody and their arrest will only be recorded …
  • National laurel for Malayalis 26 Jan 2020 02:04 By Express News Service Sri M: Social reformer, educationist and spiritual guide T'Puram: Born into a Muslim family as Mumtaz Ali Khan in Thiruvananthapuram in 1949, Sri M is a social reformer, educationist and spiritual guide. His discourses are not …
  • ‘Inclusiveness, wide acceptability should be key qualities of new BJP state president’ 26 Jan 2020 02:04 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the BJP all set to announce a new state president for its Kerala unit, the party’s veteran leader O Rajagopal is of the view that only a leader who is ‘inclusive’ and ‘acceptable’ to all sections can manage …
  • Kerala frets as international tourists arrive during corona contagion threat 26 Jan 2020 02:04 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As the state heightens its vigil against the novel Coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak, the Health department is in a dilemma over a scheduled visit of 29 international tourists from China on Sunday to the state. With the …
  • Thiruvananthapuram fights cancer 26 Jan 2020 00:26 Thiruvananthapuram: Turmeric-based technology to kill cancer cells gets US patent  From WN THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A potentially breakthrough cancer-fighting technology involving a molecule extracted from turmeric has won Thiruvananthapuram‘s Sree Chitra …
  • Hygiene is our best defence against deadly viruses 25 Jan 2020 20:41 When I think back on the monumental events of our lifetime that had directly posed do-or-die challenges to me, nightmares of war-like preparations which I endured on two occasions still frighten me to death. One, the 1990 Gulf War following Saddam Hussein…
  • Shooting | Apurvi wins another gold 25 Jan 2020 18:08 It was another golden performance by Apurvi Chandela as she beat Xu Hong of China by 1.8 point in the women’s air rifle final of the H&N Cup here on Friday. Qualifying in fourth place with a high score of 631.2, Apurvi shot 252.5 in the final. After …
  • Human chain in Kerala on Sunday against CAA 25 Jan 2020 17:07 By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: While the country will celebrate its 71st Republic Day on Sunday, Kerala will witness a massive protest led by the CPI(M) led Left Democratic Front in the form of a state-wide human chain, demanding withdrawal of the …
  • Coronavirus- 11 people who returned from China under watch in Kerala, Mumbai 25 Jan 2020 16:49 The Union Health ministry said of these 11 people, two persons who were kept under observation at a Mumbai hospital and one person each under watch in Hyderabad and Bengaluru have tested negative. "ICMR-NIV Pune has informed that 4 samples (2 from …
  • On Republic day, LDF to form 620-km human chain against CAA-NRC in Kerala 25 Jan 2020 16:04 Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran will join the movement in Palayam in Thiruvananthapuram. (Source: Facebook) Kerala’s ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) has invoked a 620-km long human chain, stretching from Kasaragod …
  • In First, Kerala Opposition Leader Wants Governor Recalled Over CAA 25 Jan 2020 13:38 Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan is at odds with state government over the CAA (File) Thiruvananthapuram: Leader of the Opposition in Kerala, Ramesh Chennithala, has sought permission from Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan to introduce a resolution asking …
  • Tricolour in mosques, human chains on R-Day in Kerala 25 Jan 2020 11:05 Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 25 (IANS) The southern state of Kerala will see the Tricolour in mosques, reading out of pastoral letters in churches, and a 700-km long human chain as a protest against the CAA and proposed NRC on Republic Day on Sunday. The human …
  • As coronavirus spreads, here’s a guide to what you should know on the virus 25 Jan 2020 10:54 Passengers wear masks as they walk past a scanning machine monitoring people’s temperature following the new coronavirus outbreak in China, at Bandaranaike international airport in Katunayake, Sri Lanka January 24, 2020. (Reuters Photo: Dinuka Liyanawatte) …
  • Coronavirus outbreak: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan reviews situation 25 Jan 2020 10:37 At least seven Indians have been kept under observation in Kerala to check for possible exposure to the deadly novel coronavirus. (PTI Photo) Coronavirus outbreak LIVE Updates: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday reviewed preparedness for the …
  • No coronavirus cases in India so far: Health ministry 25 Jan 2020 08:44 No case of novel coronavirus (nCoV) has been detected in India till yesterday, claimed the county’s health ministry. Three persons, however, were put under observation, said a statement issued from the ministry last night. Of the three cases, two are from …
  • Governor questions Kerala on inclusion of state's anti-CAA stand in his policy address 25 Jan 2020 08:31 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The open confrontation between Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan and the Left government in the state reached another level as the Governor sought an explanation from the government for including the state …
  • 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 …
  • Four suspected coronavirus cases test negative, screening stepped up 25 Jan 2020 03:37 Across airports in India, 20,844 passengers from 96 flights have been screened for the symptoms so far. File Four samples suspected to contain novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have tested negative at the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune, top …
  • 11 Including 7 From Kerala Under Watch In India Over Coronavirus Fears 25 Jan 2020 03:10 A thermal screeening device for passengers arriving in India from China amid a viral outbreak. Thiruvananthapuram: Eleven people in four cities of India have been kept under observation after they returned from China and showed mild symptoms of the new …
  • Coronavirus: People who arrived from Wuhan urged to stay at home for 28 days 25 Jan 2020 02:03 By Express News Service KOCHI: Following the nation-wide alert on novel coronavirus (nCoV) which was detected in Wuhan city in China, the district administration has beefed up precautionary measures in Ernakulam. Apart from monitoring the arrivals at …
  • BEd colleges’ cultural fest draws crowd 25 Jan 2020 02:01 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The annual cultural fest, ‘Daksha 2020’ being organised by Government Training College Union at BEd college, Thycaud, began here on Friday. The two-day festival is drawing attention of the public owing to its …
  • Kerala Financial Corp earmarks Rs 300 crore for bill-discounting system 25 Jan 2020 02:01 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: There’s good news for LSG contractors, suppliers and other agencies whose pending bills are yet to be cleared by the government. The Kerala Financial Corporation (KFC) has earmarked Rs 300 crore for the bill …
  • Used books festival at YMCA hall from Saturday 25 Jan 2020 02:01 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The capital is all set to witness a used books fest from Saturday. Entebook.com, a startup that sells used books online, is conducting book festival at YMCA hall from January 25 to 30. Visitors can purchase used …
  • Water tanker registration in full swing 25 Jan 2020 02:00 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the city corporation making it mandatory that only the tankers registered with it shall be authorised to distribute water in the city from February 1, private water tanker operators have started registering …
  • Soon, parks to have keepers 25 Jan 2020 02:00 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The city corporation has a plan for unattended parks in the city. Sponsors are invited to maintain the corporation-owned parks. While sponsorship for parks is not new, this time the civic body aims to maintain all …
  • Nepal resort tragedy: Homecoming for five in tear-jerking circumstances 25 Jan 2020 01:39 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Amid tears and grief, the mortal remains of five people, including three kids, who died in a Nepal resort were laid to rest at their ancestral house at Chenkottukonam.  The bodies of Praveen Nair, his wife …
  • Kerala braces to combat coronavirus 25 Jan 2020 01:39 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state has decided to exercise caution in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in China. As part of strengthening coronavirus prevention efforts, the Health Department has brought out guidelines and will adopt …
  • Kattakada murder: Sangeeth’s kin allege police-sand mafia nexus 25 Jan 2020 01:39 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Sangeeth Balan was at his hatchery unit at Kaliyal in Kanyakumari district close to Kerala-Tamil Nadu border when the assailants barged into his residence at Ambalathinkala near Kattakada around 12.30am. He was …
  • Sand mafia kills landowner with earth mover for resisting illegal mining 25 Jan 2020 01:39 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A 36-year-old man was brutally murdered allegedly by sand mafia in the wee hours of Friday with the arm of an earthmover for resisting illegal mining from his compound at Ambalathinkala near Kattakada here. …
  • Pvt schools should desist from religious education: Kerala HC 25 Jan 2020 00:20 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: January 25, 2020 4:34:21 am Kerala High Court upheld the closure of a school in the state capital which admitted only Muslim students. The Kerala High Court on Friday directed the state government’s …
  • Nine who returned from China under watch for coronavirus 24 Jan 2020 23:01 Kochi/Mumbai: Nine people nationwide are being watched for symptoms of coronavirus, the deadly affliction emanating from Wuhan city in China. Seven of them are in Kerala, two in Mumbai and one in Hyderabad. They are under observation in hospitals to …
  • Congress names 12 VPs, 34 General Secys of Kerala unit 24 Jan 2020 19:33 New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 24 (IANS) Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi on Friday reconstituted the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee, naming 12 Vice Presidents, 34 leaders General Secretaries and the Treasurer, as part of the ongoing reshuffle …
  • Surajkund mela in Feb, Tulips in April & Biennale in December: Here's a round-up of local fests happening in 2020. 24 Jan 2020 18:36 Plan your trips around local fests in India. Make the Year 2020 all about sustainable, fascinating experiences. JANUARY India Art fair When: Jan 30 to Feb 2 Where: NSIC Grounds in New Delhi The 12th edition of India Art fair will bring forth the best in …
  • Nepal tragedy: bodies of 5 victims brought to city 24 Jan 2020 17:09 The bodies of five members of a family that died in a suspected gas leak in a hotel room in Nepal were brought to the Thiruvananthapuram international airport on Thursday midnight. The mortal remains of Praveen Krishnan Nair, 39, who hailed from …
  • Coronavirus: 80 people kept under surveillance in Kerala 24 Jan 2020 16:22 Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram: Eighty people who have returned to Kerala from China over the past few days have been kept under surveillance by health officials in the state for possible exposure to the coronavirus that has created panic across the world, …
  • Nepal govt should conduct detailed probe into deaths of 8 Keralites: CM Vijayan 24 Jan 2020 15:03 By: PTI | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: January 24, 2020 5:45:53 pm During a meeting with MPs from the state, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan urged them to intervene and ensure that the two families of the deceased tourists were adequately compensated. ( …
  • Two under observation for suspected Coronavirus infection in Kerala 24 Jan 2020 14:44 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Health Minister KK Shailaja said there were two people under observation for suspected infection of Coronavirus. One is at Kochi and the other person is at Thiruvananthapuram. The minister, however, said there was …
  • Tearful Adieu To 5 Kerala Tourists Who Died In Nepal Resort 24 Jan 2020 13:37 Mourners paid last respect to Praveen Nair, Dubai- based IT professional, his wife and his children. Thiruvananthapuram: Amid heart-rending scenes, the mortal remains of five tourists from Kerala, who died following possible asphyxiation in their room at a …
  • Mining mafia batter man to death with bucket of earth mover 24 Jan 2020 13:15 Kochi: In a shocking incident, a man was crushed to death with the bucket of an earth mover by the mining mafia in Kattakkada in Thiruvananthapuram district late night Thursday. The incident happened in the presence of eyewitnesses. Sangeeth, a native of …
  • Ancient Indian work 'Surya Siddhanta' basis of all space studies in Europe: Kerala Governor 24 Jan 2020 12:21 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Ancient Indian treatise 'Surya Siddhanta' is the basis of all space studies in Europe, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Friday said. Traditional Indian science has been reduced to myths in the minds …
  • Ayurveda MSME wants Ayush ministry to give industry exposure to students of Ayush streams; KACS training programme begins today 24 Jan 2020 12:15 Even though the government of India has been taking a number of steps and implementing many initiatives to promote Ayurveda, Siddha and other traditional systems of medicines, academic experts and medical professionals in Ayurveda feel that certain …
  • President’s nod for award of 35 Correction Service medals 24 Jan 2020 12:09 New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the conferment of 35 Correctional Service medals on prison personnel on the occasion of the Republic Day, a Home Ministry statement said on Friday. Of the 35 recipients, six have been selected …
  • Coronavirus: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Writes To Centre On Indian Nurses In Saudi Arabia 24 Jan 2020 11:40 Kerala government has not yet officially confirmed the numbers of Coronavirus affected (Representational) Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has written to Foreign Minister S Jaishankar after reports emerged of Indian nurses in …
  • Case Against Karnataka BJP MP In Kerala For 'No Water For Hindus' Tweet 24 Jan 2020 11:39 Shobha Karandlaje is the BJP MP from Karnataka's Udupi-Chickmagalur. Thiruvananthapuram: A case has been registered against Karnataka BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje and others by Kerala Police for a tweet alleging that Hindu families in the state's …
  • Resolutions against CAA ‘political gesture’, states hardly have any role: Shashi Tharoor 24 Jan 2020 10:46 By: PTI | Kolkata | Updated: January 23, 2020 1:29:34 pm Tharoor said the government needs to do much more than just removing the religion clause in the CAA. (Express file photo) Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that bringing in resolutions …
  • A confluence of artistic creativity on display at Weavers Village, Thiruvananthapuram 24 Jan 2020 10:38 The atmosphere at Weavers Village is one of camaraderie as a group of youngsters prepare the works of setting up an exhibition. While some are busy hanging up paintings to be exhibited, others are creating an air of festivity in and around the venue. The …
  • SriLankan Airlines to expand operations from India 24 Jan 2020 10:37 SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of the island nation, is planning to ramp up operations in India within this calendar year (2020). This would include adding new destinations such as Ahmedabad and Calicut – and an increase in frequency from …
  • Family members who died in Nepal resort cremated in ancestral home in Thiruvananthapuram 24 Jan 2020 09:05 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Amid tears and grief, the mortal remains of five people, including three kids, who died in a Nepal resort were laid to rest at their ancestral home in Chenkottukonam. The bodies of Praveen Nair, his wife Saranya, …
  • Sand mafia: JCB knocks down man in Thiruvananthapuram for resisting mining from his land 24 Jan 2020 09:05 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Sand mafia killed a man with the mechnical arm of JCB for resisting mining from his compound at Kattakada on Friday morning. Sangeeth of Sreemangalam in Keezharooril was hit with the machine infront of his family …
  • TN SSI Wilson murder: Police recover knife used for murder from Thiruvananthapuram 24 Jan 2020 08:27 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A day after the Tamil Nadu Police investigating the sub-inspector Wilson murder case in Kaliyikkavila recovered a 0.32 calibre semi-automatic pistol from a clogged waste pool in Kochi, the TN police on Friday …
  • Mullappally has his way, jumbo list trimmed; no working presidents 24 Jan 2020 08:24 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A day after reports of the jumbo list of KPCC grabbed eyeballs, senior Congress leaders have swung into action giving some relief to state Congress chief Mullappally Ramachandran, who has been striving hard to …
  • The Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) Signs A Vivanta Hotel In Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 21 Jan 2020 16:10 The Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) today announced the signing of a Vivanta hotel in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. This hotel is a management contract with Muralya Hotels & Resorts Pvt. Ltd. (left to right): Mr. K. Muraleedharan, Chairman and MD, Muralya …
  • Thiruvananthapuram: RTI query draws praise and flak 20 Jan 2020 22:35 THIRUVANANTHPAURAM: Nearly a week after an RTI activist filed a plea seeking to know what documents Prime Minister Modi furnished to prove his citizenship, he has been facing bouquets and brickbats from various quarters. Joshy Kalluveettil, a resident of …