• 211 more test +ve on Friday, state to tighten restrictions 03 Jul 2020 23:50 A police officer asks pedestrians who came to Broadway, one of the containment zones in Kochi, to clear the ar...Read More Thiruvananthapuram: The state reported its highest-ever single-day tally of 211 Covid-19 cases on Thursday, including 34 contact …
  • Watch: Belly dance act at resort throws up a storm in Idukki 03 Jul 2020 13:48 Jul 03, 2020, 12:54PM ISTSource: TNNTwo women artists were brought in from Bengaluru for the dance performance, said sources. The over five-hour long programme did not follow any Covid-19 regulations and over 250 people attended the function. Eachhour, …
  • Would prefer to go it alone, says Jose K. Mani 03 Jul 2020 07:20 Amidst Left Democratic Front (LDF) feelers and United Democratic Front (UDF) peace efforts, the Kerala Congress (M) [KC(M)] faction led by Jose K. Mani here on Thursday sought to dispel the speculations about the plans to switch sides and reiterated that …
  • 160 new cases; unknown sources pose challenge 03 Jul 2020 01:54 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Amid fears of a community spread, the Kerala capital continues to be on high alert as cases with unknown sources of infection pose a tough challenge to health workers. Four new patients in the state capital on …
  • ‘Churuli’ trailer: A haunting, eerie delight from Lijo Jose Pellissery 02 Jul 2020 08:46 Malayalam director Lijo Jose Pellissery, known for his previous works like Angamaly Diaries and Jallikattu, released the trailer of his next film, Churuli. Reportedly shot in just 19 days, the film is his second collaboration with writer S Hareesh, who …
  • Churuli trailer: Lijo Jose Pellissery promises another exhilarating ride 02 Jul 2020 02:37 Written by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Published: July 2, 2020 6:59:46 am Churuli is Lijo Jose Pellissery’s second consecutive collaboration with writer S Hareesh, who wrote the screenplay for Jallikattu. It feels like Lijo Jose Pellissery makes movies at …
  • Wind yet to gain strength, monsoon plays hide and seek 02 Jul 2020 02:26 Express News Service KOCHI: A month has passed since the monsoon arrived in Kerala. However, the hill districts are yet to get a feel of monsoon. While the northern districts of Kasaragod, Kannur and Kozhikode have received bountiful rain, the monsoon has …
  • State sees 151 new cases and 132 recoveries 02 Jul 2020 01:34 K I Joy, sexton of St George Church, Chakkaraparambu, in Kochi, disinfects the church door handle after mass o...Read More Thiruvananthapuram: The state reported 151 new cases and 132 recoveries on Wednesday, taking the total number of positive cases to 4, …
  • Ponnachen gets a ‘wheelchair’ 02 Jul 2020 01:34 Idukki: A veterinary doctor has made a custom ‘wheelchair’ for a cat in the hope that it will help the feline move around after both its legs were paralysed in an attack by a dog. ‘Ponnachen’ came under the dog’s attack about two weeks ago. Mauled by the …
  • Covid-19: Without a safety net, smaller Kerala hospitals were the worst-hit 01 Jul 2020 07:21 Image used for representational purpose only THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: When a 45-year-old man came with symptoms of cold and cough on June 19, the doctor and staff at Sree Krishna Hospital in Thirumala, Thiruvananthapuram had no idea that he was a Covid-19 …
  • Four held for selling child porn part of international racket 01 Jul 2020 02:30 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The  Cyberdome officials tracking circulation of Child Sex Abuse Materials (CSAM) have identified that four people who were nabbed during the raids on Saturday were part of an international child pornography racket …
  • Pepper prices drop by ₹6/kg in 5 days on better availability 30 Jun 2020 12:51 Pepper prices continue to witness a downward trend in the past five days with rates dropping by about ₹6 per kg. Traders attribute the reason to more availability of the commodity including that of imported stuff. The market in Kochi was down by ₹1 on …
  • Network of Artistic Theatre Activists Kerala (NATAK) is keeping the theatre scene in Kerala active through social media 30 Jun 2020 10:01 At the backyard of his home at Kattappana in Idukki district, GK Pannamkuzhy set up a pyre. It was the setting for his 11-minute play, Mannaamkatta, which reflects on the plight of a farmer who decides to immolate himself. But an unexpected downpour …
  • Moisture content drags down pepper prices in Kochi 29 Jun 2020 17:25 Pepper prices were down by ₹2 per kg in Kochi on Monday following the availability of higher moisture content pepper due to the present climatic conditions. The prices were at ₹310/kg on an off-take of 30 tonnes. Kishore Shamji of Kishor Spices said …
  • Kerala A Class Apart: Virtual Learning Reaches Out To Tribal Students In Local Dialects 28 Jun 2020 19:30 Despite the coronavirus-induced lockdown, primary school teacher M K Krishnaja has been tied up in a busy schedule these days. What keeps the 26-year old on her toes is recording videos of online classes for the tribal students in Wayanad district of …
  • Man's Best Friend: 5 Times Hero Dogs Came To The Rescue Of Humans 28 Jun 2020 05:48 Stories of heroic dogs who saved humans from danger (Representative Image) When you read the words "rescue" and "dog" in the same sentence, it is usually the case of a human coming to the rescue of an animal - but not always. It is not …
  • Kerala records 195 new Covid-19 cases, tally crosses 4,000 but infection through contact still low 28 Jun 2020 03:06 A police official drags a containment zone barricade at Attakulangara Junction in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturd...Read More THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state on Saturday reported 195 positive cases, its highest single-day spike, even as the tally so far, …
  • Child porn: Statewide raids net 47 persons 27 Jun 2020 23:07 Thiruvananthapuram: Police on Saturday raided 117 locations across the state and arrested 47 persons, including a government doctor, for storing or electronically sharing child porn videos. The raids were conducted as part of Operation P-Hunt, a drive to …
  • Weddings at inter-state checkposts becoming new trend in Idukki 27 Jun 2020 02:34 By PTI IDUKKI: They say marriages are made in heaven. But they can happen on the border too. And no border dispute here. In fact, checkposts on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border in Idukki had become  venues for several weddings during the two months after the …
  • Coronavirus | Kerala looking at cases with no known source 26 Jun 2020 20:33 If Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka kept their focus on mortality and rise in fresh cases, Kerala was looking at potential community transmission of COVID-19 on Friday. Ten people died in Karnataka and an equal number in Andhra Pradesh. Kerala reported 150 new …
  • Covid-19: 150 more test positive in Kerala; total set to touch 4,000-mark 26 Jun 2020 17:04 Representative image THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The total number of positive cases in the state is all set to touch the 4,000-mark in a day or two, as 150 more Covid-19 cases were reported on Friday. The total number of cases now have become 3,876 of which 1846 …
  • Kerala-TN border checkpost turns into wedding venue for three couples 26 Jun 2020 11:03 Written by Joshy K John | Idukki | Updated: June 26, 2020 4:25:53 pm With Covid infections sharply rising in both states, families couldn’t risk travelling to the other state to attend the wedding. (Source: Jithesh Cheruvallil) The excise checkpost on the …
  • Kerala Reports Over 100 Coronavirus Cases For 7th Straight Day 25 Jun 2020 18:34 Kerala's Palakkad district reported twenty four positive cases (Representational) Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported over hundred COVID-19 cases for the seventh consecutive day today, taking the total number of infections in the state to 3,726. Chief …
  • 152 reported COVID-19 positive in Kerala 25 Jun 2020 06:37 Kerala reported 152 new cases of COVID-19 and 81 recoveries on Wednesday, taking the total number of active cases or cases currently undergoing treatment in hospitals to 1,691. Of the new cases, 144 are imported cases of infection, with 98 persons having …
  • 152 cases, 81 recoveries on Wednesday 25 Jun 2020 06:02 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state reported its biggest one-day spike in Covid-19 on Wednesday with 152 cases. With this, for the sixth consecutive day, cases crossed the 100-mark. From Friday, a total of 657 cases were reported. Of the …
  • Heavy Rain Likely In Kerala, Orange Alert Issued For Several Districts 23 Jun 2020 14:12 Extremely heavy rain predicted in Idukki, Pathanamthitta districts. (Representational) Thiruvananthapuram: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued orange alert in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Idukki districts on June 26 and …
  • Heavy rains continue in Kerala, yellow alert in 11 districts 22 Jun 2020 11:25 Kochi: Most parts of Kerala have been receiving heavy rainfall since Saturday evening and the Indian Meteorological Department has sounded yellow alert for 11 districts for next couple of days. Alappuzha, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam, Idukki, …
  • Cardamom losing aroma as Covid-19, price drop sap demand in upcountry markets 22 Jun 2020 08:11 Cardamom seems to be losing its aroma in these Covid-19 times, and dwindling prices have led to subdued demand across India’s major consuming markets. Delhi is considered the main market for cardamom — from here, the capsules are distributed to Punjab, …
  • Special rain alert for hilly areas 22 Jun 2020 04:11 The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) has issued a special alert for hilly areas of the State with most districts continuing to receive the southwest monsoon rainfall. Night travel may be regulated in the hilly areas of Kozhikode, Kannur, …
  • Coronavirus | Steady rise in graph with 133 new cases in Kerala 22 Jun 2020 04:11 After a brief spell, the State’s COVID-19 case graph seems to be climbing steadily again, with over one hundred cases being reported for the third consecutive day on Sunday. Yet, with 133 new cases and 93 recoveries on a single day, the State seems to be …
  • Over 100 positive COVID-19 cases for third day on the trot in Kerala 21 Jun 2020 23:45 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state recorded the highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases on Sunday with 133 persons testing positive -- the third consecutive day in which the number of cases crossed the 100 mark. As many as 378 people …
  • In a big spurt, Kerala reports 118 new coronavirus cases 20 Jun 2020 07:51 Kerala reported 118 new cases of COVID-19 and 96 recoveries on Friday, taking the number of active cases in the State to 1,380. All except six cases are imported cases of infection, with 67 cases detected on people who had come from abroad and 45 cases in …
  • Kerala's biggest Covid-19 spike at 118; 96 recover 20 Jun 2020 01:23 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In the biggest single-day spike, 118 fresh Covid-19 cases were reported in the state on Friday.  As many as 96 people who were under treatment recovered from the viral infection on the day. Of the 118 new cases, …
  • Govt initiates tranfers, postings of SP-level IPS officers 19 Jun 2020 23:58 Thiruvananthapuram: The government has initiated another round of transfers and postings of SP-level IPS officers. R Nishanthini, who returned after a sabbatical break has been posted as the SP, Railways, while Divya V Gopinath will be the new DCP, …

  • 211 more test +ve on Friday, state to tighten restrictions 03 Jul 2020 23:50 A police officer asks pedestrians who came to Broadway, one of the containment zones in Kochi, to clear the ar...Read More Thiruvananthapuram: The state reported its highest-ever single-day tally of 211 Covid-19 cases on Thursday, including 34 contact …
  • Kerala Reports 211 New COVID-19 Cases In Highest Single Day Jump 03 Jul 2020 18:30 Over 1.77 lakh people are under observation. (File) Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala's COVID-19 tally is galloping towards the 5,000 mark, with the state recording the highest single day spike of 211 cases and recoveries touching 201 on Friday. Of the …
  • Kerala CM condemns ostracisation of returnees, says humanity biggest weapon against pandemic 03 Jul 2020 16:46 Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan promised strict action by the government against persons who indulge in troubling and denigrating those needing to enter quarantine after returning to the state. (Express file photo by Nirmal Harindran) Coronavirus (Covid-19): …
  • Kerala reports highest single day spike of 211 COVID-19 cases, tally nearing 5000 mark 03 Jul 2020 15:06 By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala's COVID-19 tally is galloping towards the 5,000 mark, with the state recording the highest single day spike of 211 cases and recoveries touching 201 on Friday. Of the positive cases, 138 had come from abroad and39 from …
  • Demand to resume passenger train services 03 Jul 2020 14:40 The demand to resume passenger train and Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) services within the State, especially north Kerala, has been growing in the wake of lockdown relaxations. Now, passengers in north Kerala depend on two Jan Shatabdi trains, one …
  • Rohit Bhasi depicts characters from the epics in a contemporary setting on his Facebook page and Instagram account, indigoranges 03 Jul 2020 09:25 A beautiful Damayanthi stroking a swan and engrossed in a conversation on her cell phone is how designer Rohit Bhasi visualised the mythological character in a pen-and-ink drawing inspired from the mural art tradition of India. “I enjoy imagining …
  • Would prefer to go it alone, says Jose K. Mani 03 Jul 2020 07:20 Amidst Left Democratic Front (LDF) feelers and United Democratic Front (UDF) peace efforts, the Kerala Congress (M) [KC(M)] faction led by Jose K. Mani here on Thursday sought to dispel the speculations about the plans to switch sides and reiterated that …
  • Kerala council divided on renaming China Junction 03 Jul 2020 06:35 China Mukku in Konni town KOTTAYAM: After an initial furore over changing the name of popular junction 'China Mukku' (China Junction) in Konni town, a section of grama panchayat committee has turned against renaming the junction. The Congress- …
  • Sanah Moidutty to sing for Malayalam film 'Anandakalyanam' 03 Jul 2020 05:15 By Express News Service Mumbai-based Malayali singer Sanah Moidutty will be soon making her Malayalam singing debut in a film titled Anandakalyanam which stars Ashkar Soudan and debutant Archana. PC Sudhir has written and directed the film which is being …
  • 160 new cases; unknown sources pose challenge 03 Jul 2020 01:54 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Amid fears of a community spread, the Kerala capital continues to be on high alert as cases with unknown sources of infection pose a tough challenge to health workers. Four new patients in the state capital on …
  • CPM, CPI differ over Jose faction’s entry into LDF 03 Jul 2020 00:06 T’puram/Kottayam: CPM and CPI have expressed contrasting views over the kind of alliance with Jose K Mani faction of Kerala Congress (M) which has drifted away from UDF following differences over Kottayam district panchayat president post. CPM state …
  • Jose sticks to his guns while one more leader joins rival group 02 Jul 2020 02:26 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: Though the UDF leadership on Wednesday clarified that the Jose K Mani-led faction of the Kerala Congress (M) was not expelled from the coalition, Jose stuck to its belligerent stand over the Kottayam district panchayat …
  • Wind yet to gain strength, monsoon plays hide and seek 02 Jul 2020 02:26 Express News Service KOCHI: A month has passed since the monsoon arrived in Kerala. However, the hill districts are yet to get a feel of monsoon. While the northern districts of Kasaragod, Kannur and Kozhikode have received bountiful rain, the monsoon has …
  • UDF not to burn bridges with KC(M) Jose faction 02 Jul 2020 01:34 Thiruvananthapuram: The UDF high power committee on Wednesday decided not to burn bridges with Kerala Congress (Jose K Mani) faction and keep a room for negotiation. Though no formal arrangement for a negotiation was finalized, the high-power committee is …
  • State sees 151 new cases and 132 recoveries 02 Jul 2020 01:34 K I Joy, sexton of St George Church, Chakkaraparambu, in Kochi, disinfects the church door handle after mass o...Read More Thiruvananthapuram: The state reported 151 new cases and 132 recoveries on Wednesday, taking the total number of positive cases to 4, …
  • UDF takes U-turn, Jose faction not ousted, only asked to keep away from meetings: Ramesh Chennithala 01 Jul 2020 19:19 By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a U-turn, the Opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) on Wednesday said the Kerala Congress (M) faction led by Jose K Mani had not been ousted, but had only been asked to keep away from the front meetings. "The UDF …
  • Now, UDF extends olive branch to Kerala Congress (Mani) 01 Jul 2020 13:43 Thiruvananthapuram, July 1 (IANS) Two days after the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) ousted Kerala Congress (Mani) for defying its directive to vacate the president’s post of the Kottayam district panchayat, the UDF on Wednesday said it never …
  • Ernakulam district stands fourth in SSLC pass percentage 01 Jul 2020 02:30 By Express News Service KOCHI: The SSLC results that were declared on Tuesday highlighted the fighting spirit of the students who braved the Covid pandemic and appeared for their papers. With 99.32 pass percentage, Ernakulam stands fourth in the state …
  • Kerala: 2018 flood on mind, houses in backwaters region now on stilts 30 Jun 2020 21:04 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: July 1, 2020 1:07:32 am Trend to build houses on stilts has caught on over last two years.(Express Photo) Having seen their homes submerged in the devastating 2018 floods in Kerala, many people in …
  • Will take appropriate decision at appropriate time: Jose K Mani 30 Jun 2020 19:09 By PTI KOTTAYAM: The Kerala Congress (M) faction, led by Jose K Mani, on Tuesday, said it would take an "appropriate decision at the appropriate time" on taking its next course of political action, a day after it was ousted from the Congress-led …
  • Congress leaders hold out an olive branch to Jose K. Mani 30 Jun 2020 18:04 At least two top leaders in the Congress have held out an olive branch to embattled Kerala Congress (M) factional leader Jose K Mani who faced the prospect of ouster from the United Democratic Front (UDF). Leader of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala told …
  • Network of Artistic Theatre Activists Kerala (NATAK) is keeping the theatre scene in Kerala active through social media 30 Jun 2020 10:01 At the backyard of his home at Kattappana in Idukki district, GK Pannamkuzhy set up a pyre. It was the setting for his 11-minute play, Mannaamkatta, which reflects on the plight of a farmer who decides to immolate himself. But an unexpected downpour …
  • Jose K Mani’s political nous faces litmus test 30 Jun 2020 02:35 Express News Service KOTTAYAM: Nearly four years after the Kerala Congress (M) — under the leadership of late K M Mani — severed three decades-long ties with the UDF and decided to stay ‘independent’ in the state’s coalition politics, Jose K Mani is …
  • Welcoming Jose faction: LDF in no undue haste 30 Jun 2020 00:55 Thiruvananthapuram: A few days ago, when the dispute over the post of Kottayam district panchayat president was brewing in KC(M), chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan refused to comment on the issue saying that it pertained to a constituent of UDF. On Monday, …
  • UDF ousts Jose K Mani faction of Kerala Congress (M) from coalition 29 Jun 2020 12:39 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: Ending a months-long impasse in the United Democratic Front (UDF) over the dispute between the P J Joseph and Jose K Mani factions of the Kerala Congress (M), the UDF leadership has decided to bar the Jose faction from …
  • Kerala Congress faction led by Jose K Mani expelled from UDF 29 Jun 2020 12:10 The troubles between the Jose and Joseph factions began shortly after the death of KM Mani, the state’s former finance minister and founding chairman of the Kerala Congress (M), in April last year. The politics of central Kerala is set for major …
  • Kannur witnesses another spike with 26 COVID-19 cases 29 Jun 2020 05:00 Kannur continues to witness spike in the number of COVID-19 cases with 26 more persons testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the district on Sunday. Among the infected, 14 returned from abroad and 11 came from other States. A 59-year-old resident of Elayavoor …
  • Seven more test positive for COVID-19 in Kochi 28 Jun 2020 23:43 By Express News Service KOCHI: Seven persons tested positive for Covid-19 in the district on Sunday. Of them, four had arrived from Gulf countries and three from other states. Among the foreign returnees, three arrived from Kuwait. A 40-year-old Alangad …
  • Police officer pens the tale of Kerala’s ‘first custodial death’ 28 Jun 2020 22:43 In his police career spanning two-and-a-half decades, A. Nasim has been part of some of the most dogged assignments — cracking murder mysteries, chasing down criminals after long pursuits, and rescuing people in distress. But this gruelling, round-the-cock …
  • How viable is Silverline project, ask experts 28 Jun 2020 21:42 Express News Service KOCHI: The Kerala Cabinet’s nod has come as a shot in the arm for the `64,000-crore Silverline project. However, families in different parts of the state who will be displaced by the project’s alignment remain apprehensive about the …
  • Kerala records 195 new Covid-19 cases, tally crosses 4,000 but infection through contact still low 28 Jun 2020 03:06 A police official drags a containment zone barricade at Attakulangara Junction in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturd...Read More THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state on Saturday reported 195 positive cases, its highest single-day spike, even as the tally so far, …
  • Skeleton of youth found in vacant land 28 Jun 2020 00:32 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: The police team probing the incident in which a man’s skeleton was recovered from the side of MC Road at Mariyappalli near here, has identified the person as Jishnu Haridas, 23, a native of Kudavechoor in Vaikom.Jishnu, …
  • Live: Lockdown in K'taka on Sundays from July 5 27 Jun 2020 18:05 Kerala reports 195 fresh cases, overall tally crosses 4,000 mark In the highest single day spike of COVID-19 cases so far, Kerala reported 195 positive cases on Saturday, taking the total number of infections in the state to 4,071. While Malappuram …
  • Weddings at inter-state checkposts becoming new trend in Idukki 27 Jun 2020 02:34 By PTI IDUKKI: They say marriages are made in heaven. But they can happen on the border too. And no border dispute here. In fact, checkposts on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border in Idukki had become  venues for several weddings during the two months after the …
  • Situation alarming in Kottayam after private hospital staffer gets infected 27 Jun 2020 02:34 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: The concerns over a 70-year-old man hailing from Pallickathodu testing positive for Covid-19 pandemic without a known source of infection on Wednesday appears to be escalating after his 24-year-old daughter-in-law tested …
  • Coronavirus | Kerala looking at cases with no known source 26 Jun 2020 20:33 If Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka kept their focus on mortality and rise in fresh cases, Kerala was looking at potential community transmission of COVID-19 on Friday. Ten people died in Karnataka and an equal number in Andhra Pradesh. Kerala reported 150 new …
  • Covid-19: 150 more test positive in Kerala; total set to touch 4,000-mark 26 Jun 2020 17:04 Representative image THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The total number of positive cases in the state is all set to touch the 4,000-mark in a day or two, as 150 more Covid-19 cases were reported on Friday. The total number of cases now have become 3,876 of which 1846 …
  • Monsoon, the first online art expo, begins 26 Jun 2020 02:09 Express News Service KOCHI: Monsoon art festival, the art and sculpture exhibition which is also the first-ever virtual art exhibition to be conducted in the state, began with around 150 artists from India and abroad participating in it. The exhibition, …
  • Kerala Reports Over 100 Coronavirus Cases For 7th Straight Day 25 Jun 2020 18:34 Kerala's Palakkad district reported twenty four positive cases (Representational) Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported over hundred COVID-19 cases for the seventh consecutive day today, taking the total number of infections in the state to 3,726. Chief …
  • 152 reported COVID-19 positive in Kerala 25 Jun 2020 06:37 Kerala reported 152 new cases of COVID-19 and 81 recoveries on Wednesday, taking the total number of active cases or cases currently undergoing treatment in hospitals to 1,691. Of the new cases, 144 are imported cases of infection, with 98 persons having …
  • 152 cases, 81 recoveries on Wednesday 25 Jun 2020 06:02 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state reported its biggest one-day spike in Covid-19 on Wednesday with 152 cases. With this, for the sixth consecutive day, cases crossed the 100-mark. From Friday, a total of 657 cases were reported. Of the …
  • Sabarimala airport: Believers Church may announce its stand on Saturday 25 Jun 2020 06:02 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: With the state government moving ahead with its decision to acquire 2,263-acre Cheruvally Estate in Erumeli for the Sabarimala airport project, Tiruvalla-based Believers Church, which presently holds the land in dispute, …
  • Sreemoolanagaram under Covid cover 24 Jun 2020 04:04 By Express News Service KOCHI: The health department on Tuesday declared six wards of Sreemoolanagaram panchayat near  Aluva as containment zones after a health worker and her husband tested positive for Covid-19. The health worker had taken part in the …
  • Public gives trains, KSRTC buses a wide berth 24 Jun 2020 04:03 Express News Service KOCHI: Though thousands of inter-district travellers resumed going to their workplaces, the public transport system, including trains and buses, are not finding enough takers. Among the various reasons, fewer number of services and the …
  • 3,503 COVID-19 Cases In Kerala; "Situation Grave", Says Pinarayi Vijayan 23 Jun 2020 23:04 In 40 per cent of positive cases in India, the source of infection has not been found: Pinarayi Vijayan Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala's COVID-19 tally touched 3,503 on Tuesday with 141 positive cases being reported and the state witnessing a spike of over …
  • Fewer tests, bid to block NRKs and untraced sources, UDF lists govt’s lapses  23 Jun 2020 02:17 By Express News Service KOCHI: The Opposition UDF has come out with a slew of allegations pointing out the lapses of the LDF government in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic. Citing the latest figures, UDF convener Benny Behanan said Kerala has fared …
  • Parish priest found dead inside well in church compound in Kerala 22 Jun 2020 14:26 After Kerala elephant, pregnant cow's jaw blown off in Himachal Pradesh Body of a popular Catholic priest of a Kottayam church, who went missing since Sunday, was recovered from the church well on Monday morning. Fifty-seven-year-old Thomas Ettuparayil …
  • Monsoon back with a bang in South; bides time in North 22 Jun 2020 11:56 Rains may march into Delhi by Thursday The monsoon has revived over Kerala and Karnataka in the first organised pulse after its onset on June 1 even as it readies to march into parts of North-West India from Central India, where it had dropped anchor after …
  • Heavy rains continue in Kerala, yellow alert in 11 districts 22 Jun 2020 11:25 Kochi: Most parts of Kerala have been receiving heavy rainfall since Saturday evening and the Indian Meteorological Department has sounded yellow alert for 11 districts for next couple of days. Alappuzha, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam, Idukki, …
  • Missing priest found dead in well of church in Kerala 22 Jun 2020 09:09 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: The vicar of a church, who was missing from Sunday afternoon, was found dead in a well on the compound of the same church at Ayarkunnam in Kottayam district on Monday morning. The deceased was Fr. George Ettuparayil -55, …
  • Special rain alert for hilly areas 22 Jun 2020 04:11 The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) has issued a special alert for hilly areas of the State with most districts continuing to receive the southwest monsoon rainfall. Night travel may be regulated in the hilly areas of Kozhikode, Kannur, …
  • Coronavirus | Steady rise in graph with 133 new cases in Kerala 22 Jun 2020 04:11 After a brief spell, the State’s COVID-19 case graph seems to be climbing steadily again, with over one hundred cases being reported for the third consecutive day on Sunday. Yet, with 133 new cases and 93 recoveries on a single day, the State seems to be …
  • Ramesh Chennithala hits back at Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, says opposition only doing its duty 22 Jun 2020 02:53 Ramesh Chennithala THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala on Sunday replied to chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan's criticisms, saying the opposition had only performed its duty of pointing out the government's lapses. "We have …
  • Rare lung tumour removed by doctors at Kochi's Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences 22 Jun 2020 00:06 By Express News Service KOCHI: A 34-year-old woman, who was diagnosed with a rare tumour in her left lung, was discharged on Saturday after undergoing a successful surgery at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS). The Kottayam native, who had …
  • Over 100 positive COVID-19 cases for third day on the trot in Kerala 21 Jun 2020 23:45 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state recorded the highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases on Sunday with 133 persons testing positive -- the third consecutive day in which the number of cases crossed the 100 mark. As many as 378 people …
  • KC(M) crisis deepens as UDF asks Jose faction to step down 21 Jun 2020 02:44 Express News Service KOTTAYAM: The dispute in Kerala Congress (M) over the change of guard in Kottayam district panchayat has pitched into a new dimension after Congress on Saturday formally demanded the faction led by Jose K Mani to step down from the …
  • Payout to Cheruvally Estate can sabotage govt’s claim 20 Jun 2020 23:59 Thiruvananthapuram: Even as the criticism over the government decision to acquire 2263.18 acres of Cheruvally Estate for Sabarimala airport project has gathered steam, the revenue department has clarified that the compensation cited in the order in this …
  • Lung ultrasound for COVID-19 screening 20 Jun 2020 20:46 The IIT, Palakkad, has developed an automated lung ultrasound (LUS) for COVID-19 screening and monitoring through cloud-based image analysis and scoring system. The app, the first of its kind in India, is now available for clinicians to perform automated …
  • ‘Back out of move to acquire land for Sabarimala airport’ 20 Jun 2020 20:26 Two days after the State government directed the District Collector, Kottayam, to acquire 2,263.18 acres belonging to the Cheruvally Estate in Erumely South and Manimala villages for the proposed Sabarimala greenfield airport, BJP State president K. …
  • In a big spurt, Kerala reports 118 new coronavirus cases 20 Jun 2020 07:51 Kerala reported 118 new cases of COVID-19 and 96 recoveries on Friday, taking the number of active cases in the State to 1,380. All except six cases are imported cases of infection, with 67 cases detected on people who had come from abroad and 45 cases in …
  • Kerala's biggest Covid-19 spike at 118; 96 recover 20 Jun 2020 01:23 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In the biggest single-day spike, 118 fresh Covid-19 cases were reported in the state on Friday.  As many as 96 people who were under treatment recovered from the viral infection on the day. Of the 118 new cases, …
  • Pass me the parotta, please 19 Jun 2020 18:41 * A move to roll out 18 per cent GST on the parotta has divided Twitterati * In comparison, a customer pays only 5 per cent GST on every purchase of roti “Chicken Manchurian, two chicken fried rice, garlic prawns and chilli chicken.” The curly-haired …

  • 211 more test +ve on Friday, state to tighten restrictions 03 Jul 2020 23:50 A police officer asks pedestrians who came to Broadway, one of the containment zones in Kochi, to clear the ar...Read More Thiruvananthapuram: The state reported its highest-ever single-day tally of 211 Covid-19 cases on Thursday, including 34 contact …
  • Kerala Reports 211 New COVID-19 Cases In Highest Single Day Jump 03 Jul 2020 18:30 Over 1.77 lakh people are under observation. (File) Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala's COVID-19 tally is galloping towards the 5,000 mark, with the state recording the highest single day spike of 211 cases and recoveries touching 201 on Friday. Of the …
  • Kerala reports highest single day spike of 211 COVID-19 cases, tally nearing 5000 mark 03 Jul 2020 15:06 By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala's COVID-19 tally is galloping towards the 5,000 mark, with the state recording the highest single day spike of 211 cases and recoveries touching 201 on Friday. Of the positive cases, 138 had come from abroad and39 from …
  • Demand to resume passenger train services 03 Jul 2020 14:40 The demand to resume passenger train and Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) services within the State, especially north Kerala, has been growing in the wake of lockdown relaxations. Now, passengers in north Kerala depend on two Jan Shatabdi trains, one …
  • Chellanam harbour in Kochi shut after fisherman's wife tests positive for COVID-19 03 Jul 2020 09:37 By Express News Service KOCHI: The fishing harbour of Chellanam, a suburb of Kochi, was shut on Friday morning after a fisherman's wife tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday night. The woman, who is based in Cherthala in Alappuzha, tested positive …
  • Happy with verdict, says wife of killed fisherman  03 Jul 2020 07:45 Express News Service KOLLAM: Welcoming the verdict in the Italian marines case by the international tribunal, the wife of one of the two fishermen killed in the firing by the two marines on Italian ship ‘Enrica Lexie’, said they are happy even though the …
  • Coronavirus | Kerala records day of 202 recoveries, 160 new cases 03 Jul 2020 07:19 It turned out to be a rare day on Thursday when the number of recoveries from COVID-19 exceeded the number of new cases, with the State reporting 202 recoveries and 160 new cases. The number of active cases now is 2,088. The number of persons who have …
  • 160 new cases; unknown sources pose challenge 03 Jul 2020 01:54 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Amid fears of a community spread, the Kerala capital continues to be on high alert as cases with unknown sources of infection pose a tough challenge to health workers. Four new patients in the state capital on …
  • Coronavirus: Indians in these three countries in no rush to return home and this is why  02 Jul 2020 14:32 Online Desk While many Indians are hoping to return home from different parts of the world to escape the hardships unleashed by the COVID-19 outbreak, a handful of countries have proven a haven for their residents.  From relaxed employment norms to …
  • Kerala woman dies after catheter pierces heart during angiogram, kin file police complaint 02 Jul 2020 10:27 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: A 55-year-old woman died due to medical negligence during an angiogram carried out at a private hospital at Thattarambalam near Mavelikkara in Alappuzha, allege relatives. Bindhu, wife of Ajith Ram of Aradhana house, …
  • Wind yet to gain strength, monsoon plays hide and seek 02 Jul 2020 02:26 Express News Service KOCHI: A month has passed since the monsoon arrived in Kerala. However, the hill districts are yet to get a feel of monsoon. While the northern districts of Kasaragod, Kannur and Kozhikode have received bountiful rain, the monsoon has …
  • Champakkulam race called off; CBL may sink too 02 Jul 2020 02:26 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: The Champakkulam Moolam Boat Race, which is the beginning of the boat race season in the state, has been cancelled in view of the pandemic, signalling that the signature Champions Boat League (CBL) may also have to be …
  • State sees 151 new cases and 132 recoveries 02 Jul 2020 01:34 K I Joy, sexton of St George Church, Chakkaraparambu, in Kochi, disinfects the church door handle after mass o...Read More Thiruvananthapuram: The state reported 151 new cases and 132 recoveries on Wednesday, taking the total number of positive cases to 4, …
  • Man commits suicide after daughter becomes critically ill 02 Jul 2020 01:34 Thiruvananthapuram: Unable to bear grief of his daughter’s ill health, a 42-year-old man allegedly ended his life by hanging himself near the hospital where the daughter was under treatment. Chandrababu of Meenathil Kizhakkathil House at Nooranadu South in …
  • 'Unable' to meet 9-year-old daughter's medical treatment expenses, Kerala man dies by suicide 01 Jul 2020 06:34 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: An Alappuzha native was found hanging near the nursing hostel of SAT Hospital here, where his nine-year-old daughter was undergoing treatment.  The deceased has been identified as Chandrababu, a native of …
  • Ernakulam district stands fourth in SSLC pass percentage 01 Jul 2020 02:30 By Express News Service KOCHI: The SSLC results that were declared on Tuesday highlighted the fighting spirit of the students who braved the Covid pandemic and appeared for their papers. With 99.32 pass percentage, Ernakulam stands fourth in the state …
  • SSLC pass percentage up at 98.82 30 Jun 2020 23:38 Thiruvananthapuram: The pass percentage of SSLC examinations that concluded in the last week of May notched up hardly 1% as the results announced here on Tuesday recorded 98.82% students clearing the examination this year. The pass percentage went up by 0. …
  • Kerala: 2018 flood on mind, houses in backwaters region now on stilts 30 Jun 2020 21:04 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: July 1, 2020 1:07:32 am Trend to build houses on stilts has caught on over last two years.(Express Photo) Having seen their homes submerged in the devastating 2018 floods in Kerala, many people in …
  • Poor patronage hits hotels, restaurants 30 Jun 2020 13:13 Hotels and restaurants in central Travancore are on the verge of closure as people are yet to venture out against the backdrop of COVID-19. The lockdown that began on March 24 and the consequent shutdown of business establishments has taken a toll on the …
  • Amid COVID-19 pandemic, record 98.82 per cent students pass in Kerala SSLC exams 30 Jun 2020 10:41 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Kerala registered a record 98.82 pass percentage in the SSLC examinations this year. This is a 0.71 percent increase from the pass percentage registered last year, said General …
  • Network of Artistic Theatre Activists Kerala (NATAK) is keeping the theatre scene in Kerala active through social media 30 Jun 2020 10:01 At the backyard of his home at Kattappana in Idukki district, GK Pannamkuzhy set up a pyre. It was the setting for his 11-minute play, Mannaamkatta, which reflects on the plight of a farmer who decides to immolate himself. But an unexpected downpour …
  • Raising concern, healthcare worker tests positive for Covid 30 Jun 2020 04:52 By Express News Service KOCHI:  Five persons tested positive for Covid-19 in the district on Monday. Of them, two returned from abroad while three got infected through local contact.A 45-year-old healthcare worker hailing from Kanjoor is among the new …
  • Select restaurants may sell wine & beer 30 Jun 2020 00:55 Thiruvananthapuram: The stage will soon be set for issuing licences to independent restaurants for selling beer and wine at 44 tourism destinations across the state. The taxes department has asked the tourism department for a list of destinations to be …
  • How viable is Silverline project, ask experts 28 Jun 2020 21:42 Express News Service KOCHI: The Kerala Cabinet’s nod has come as a shot in the arm for the `64,000-crore Silverline project. However, families in different parts of the state who will be displaced by the project’s alignment remain apprehensive about the …
  • Kerala records 195 new Covid-19 cases, tally crosses 4,000 but infection through contact still low 28 Jun 2020 03:06 A police official drags a containment zone barricade at Attakulangara Junction in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturd...Read More THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state on Saturday reported 195 positive cases, its highest single-day spike, even as the tally so far, …
  • Thottapally agitation aimed at supporting mineral sand mafia, says industries minister 28 Jun 2020 02:30 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Those who are agitating against removal of mineral sand at Thottapally in Alappuzha are furthering the interests of mineral sand smugglers, Industries Minister EP Jayarajan has said. Interestingly, the minister’s …
  • Kerala: KSRTC launches relay service 27 Jun 2020 03:43 Transport minister A K Saseendran flags off the service at Thiruvananthapuram Central bus terminal on Friday THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As Covid restrictions have limited KSRTC services to just neighbouring districts, it has launched relay service to link various …
  • Alappuzha native among nine new Covid cases in Ernakulam district 27 Jun 2020 02:49 By Express News Service KOCHI: Nine persons, including an Alappuzha native who arrived from abroad, tested positive for Covid-19 in the district on Friday. Of the total cases, eight returned from Gulf countries – including six from Kuwait – and one from …
  • Covid-19: 150 more test positive in Kerala; total set to touch 4,000-mark 26 Jun 2020 17:04 Representative image THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The total number of positive cases in the state is all set to touch the 4,000-mark in a day or two, as 150 more Covid-19 cases were reported on Friday. The total number of cases now have become 3,876 of which 1846 …
  • Kerala: Antibody kits faulty, tests restricted to airports 26 Jun 2020 05:23 A passenger coming out from the domestic terminal of CIAL on Thursday THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Health department has decided to temporarily suspend antibody testing in Kerala as testing kits have failed quality test. The department asked HLL Lifecare to …
  • Suicide of SNDP leader: Kin demand detailed inquiry, Vellappally wants CBI probe 26 Jun 2020 01:47 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: The family of SNDP Yogam leader KK Mahesan on Thursday demanded a detailed inquiry into his suicide, while yogam general secretary Vellappally Natesan called for a CBI probe. Mahesan’s body was found hanging in a room in …
  • Validation of rapid antigen detection tests for COVID-19: ICMR invites applications from manufacturers 25 Jun 2020 20:07 By PTI NEW DELHI: The ICMR on Thursday invited applications for validation of rapid antigen detection tests for COVID-19 from all manufacturers who have developed such kits as part of its efforts to scale up testing capacity with faster diagnosis. The …
  • Eight other girls locked up, asked to smuggle gold by those who blackmailed Shamna Kasim: Model 25 Jun 2020 20:06 By Express News Service KOCHI: A model hailing from Alappuzha has alleged that the gang members arrested in the case of blackmailing actor Shamna Kasim had tried to persuade her and seven other girls to smuggle gold. In a complaint, lodged with Kochi City …
  • After Shamna Kasim, other actors come forward with complaints of extortion; SIT formed 25 Jun 2020 19:05 By Express News Service KOCHI: The Thrissur-based gang members who were arrested for blackmailing actor Shamna Kasim had conned many other girls working in movie and fashion modelling industry. The accused had extorted money and gold ornaments from a …
  • Kerala Reports Over 100 Coronavirus Cases For 7th Straight Day 25 Jun 2020 18:34 Kerala's Palakkad district reported twenty four positive cases (Representational) Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported over hundred COVID-19 cases for the seventh consecutive day today, taking the total number of infections in the state to 3,726. Chief …
  • 152 reported COVID-19 positive in Kerala 25 Jun 2020 06:37 Kerala reported 152 new cases of COVID-19 and 81 recoveries on Wednesday, taking the total number of active cases or cases currently undergoing treatment in hospitals to 1,691. Of the new cases, 144 are imported cases of infection, with 98 persons having …
  • 152 cases, 81 recoveries on Wednesday 25 Jun 2020 06:02 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state reported its biggest one-day spike in Covid-19 on Wednesday with 152 cases. With this, for the sixth consecutive day, cases crossed the 100-mark. From Friday, a total of 657 cases were reported. Of the …
  • SNDP leader demands probe into former close aide’s suicide 24 Jun 2020 12:22 Share00 Thiruvananthapuram, June 24 (IANS) K.K. Mahesan, former close aide of SNDP Yogam General Secretary Vellapally Natesan, committed suicide by hanging himself at the SNDP Kaniechikulengara office near Alappuzha on Wednesday, a day after the crime …
  • SNDP Yogam leader under scanner for 'fraud' found hanging in union office near Alappuzha 24 Jun 2020 08:50 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: SNDP Yogam general secretary Vellapally Natesan’s close aide K K Mahesan was found hanging at the union office at Mararikulam near here on Wednesday. Mararikulam police said the body was found by 10 am. Mahesan, who is …
  • Public gives trains, KSRTC buses a wide berth 24 Jun 2020 04:03 Express News Service KOCHI: Though thousands of inter-district travellers resumed going to their workplaces, the public transport system, including trains and buses, are not finding enough takers. Among the various reasons, fewer number of services and the …
  • 3,503 COVID-19 Cases In Kerala; "Situation Grave", Says Pinarayi Vijayan 23 Jun 2020 23:04 In 40 per cent of positive cases in India, the source of infection has not been found: Pinarayi Vijayan Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala's COVID-19 tally touched 3,503 on Tuesday with 141 positive cases being reported and the state witnessing a spike of over …
  • Heavy rains continue in Kerala, yellow alert in 11 districts 22 Jun 2020 11:25 Kochi: Most parts of Kerala have been receiving heavy rainfall since Saturday evening and the Indian Meteorological Department has sounded yellow alert for 11 districts for next couple of days. Alappuzha, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam, Idukki, …
  • Missing priest found dead in well of church in Kerala 22 Jun 2020 09:09 By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: The vicar of a church, who was missing from Sunday afternoon, was found dead in a well on the compound of the same church at Ayarkunnam in Kottayam district on Monday morning. The deceased was Fr. George Ettuparayil -55, …
  • Automated waste recycling plant to come up at Edayar industrial estate 22 Jun 2020 00:39 Thiruvananthapuram: The state government is set to establish the first automated waste recycling facility at Edayar. The department of industries will allot two acres in Edayar Industrial Estate, managed by director of industries, to process waste from …
  • Over 100 positive COVID-19 cases for third day on the trot in Kerala 21 Jun 2020 23:45 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state recorded the highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases on Sunday with 133 persons testing positive -- the third consecutive day in which the number of cases crossed the 100 mark. As many as 378 people …
  • Girders installed for Alappuzha bypass rail overbridge 21 Jun 2020 02:57 Taking another step towards the completion of the Alappuzha bypass project, the installation of girders as part of the construction of a rail overbridge (ROB) at Kuthirapanthy has begun. Officials said here on Saturday that the first girder was fixed …
  • Kuthirapanthy RoB construction begins 21 Jun 2020 01:04 By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: The placement of girders of the rail-over-bridge (ROB) of the Alappuzha bypass at Kuthirapanthy began on Saturday.   The first girder was placed in the presence of Public Works Minister G Sudhakaran. Officials said  the …
  • In a big spurt, Kerala reports 118 new coronavirus cases 20 Jun 2020 07:51 Kerala reported 118 new cases of COVID-19 and 96 recoveries on Friday, taking the number of active cases in the State to 1,380. All except six cases are imported cases of infection, with 67 cases detected on people who had come from abroad and 45 cases in …
  • Kerala's biggest Covid-19 spike at 118; 96 recover 20 Jun 2020 01:23 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In the biggest single-day spike, 118 fresh Covid-19 cases were reported in the state on Friday.  As many as 96 people who were under treatment recovered from the viral infection on the day. Of the 118 new cases, …
  • ‘PPE kits safer for air passengers than Covid-negative certificate’ 20 Jun 2020 01:22 Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Even as the state government has made Covid-negative certificate mandatory for expatriates returning on flights which has kicked up a controversy, experts and passengers say giving the travellers personal protective …


  • 211 more test +ve on Friday, state to tighten restrictions 03 Jul 2020 23:50 A police officer asks pedestrians who came to Broadway, one of the containment zones in Kochi, to clear the ar...Read More Thiruvananthapuram: The state reported its highest-ever single-day tally of 211 Covid-19 cases on Thursday, including 34 contact …
  • Kerala Reports 211 New COVID-19 Cases In Highest Single Day Jump 03 Jul 2020 18:30 Over 1.77 lakh people are under observation. (File) Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala's COVID-19 tally is galloping towards the 5,000 mark, with the state recording the highest single day spike of 211 cases and recoveries touching 201 on Friday. Of the …
  • Protect lives of fishermen, says wife of Keralite killed by Italian marines 03 Jul 2020 16:59 By PTI KOLLAM: The wife of one of the two fishermen killed in firing by Italian marines onboard Enrica Lexie off Kerala on Friday expressed happiness over the verdict of the International tribunal in the case and said steps should be taken to ensure such …
  • "Protect Fishermen", Says Wife Of Kerala Man Killed By Italian Marines In 2012 03 Jul 2020 16:36 2 Italian marines were accused of killing two fisherman in Kerala in 2012. (Representational) Kollam: The wife of one of the fishermen killed in firing by Italian marines onboard Enrica Lexie off Kerala in 2012 has expressed happiness over the verdict of …
  • Kerala reports highest single day spike of 211 COVID-19 cases, tally nearing 5000 mark 03 Jul 2020 15:06 By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala's COVID-19 tally is galloping towards the 5,000 mark, with the state recording the highest single day spike of 211 cases and recoveries touching 201 on Friday. Of the positive cases, 138 had come from abroad and39 from …
  • Happy with verdict, says wife of killed fisherman  03 Jul 2020 07:45 Express News Service KOLLAM: Welcoming the verdict in the Italian marines case by the international tribunal, the wife of one of the two fishermen killed in the firing by the two marines on Italian ship ‘Enrica Lexie’, said they are happy even though the …
  • 'Ente Meera' gearing up for OTT release 02 Jul 2020 03:48 By Express News Service Director Shammas Sharafudheen’s debut film, Ente Meera, is gearing up for release. The makers revealed that the film, which stars newcomers, may opt for an OTT release. However, nothing is official yet. Touted as a family thriller …
  • Covid stigma: Rights panel intervenes 02 Jul 2020 02:39 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala State Human Rights Commission has registered cases in two separate instances where a pregnant woman as well as a father and his children were evicted from their houses on suspicion of contracting Covid …
  • Wind yet to gain strength, monsoon plays hide and seek 02 Jul 2020 02:26 Express News Service KOCHI: A month has passed since the monsoon arrived in Kerala. However, the hill districts are yet to get a feel of monsoon. While the northern districts of Kasaragod, Kannur and Kozhikode have received bountiful rain, the monsoon has …
  • State sees 151 new cases and 132 recoveries 02 Jul 2020 01:34 K I Joy, sexton of St George Church, Chakkaraparambu, in Kochi, disinfects the church door handle after mass o...Read More Thiruvananthapuram: The state reported 151 new cases and 132 recoveries on Wednesday, taking the total number of positive cases to 4, …
  • Kerala Maritime Board sets rates for coastal shipping incentive scheme 01 Jul 2020 17:14 Kerala Maritime Board, the agency tasked with developing the state’s maritime sector, has finalised the rates for coastal shipping incentives to support the industry. The scheme will be applicable to containers shipped between the International Container …
  • Kerala State Electricity Board shortlists 8 agencies for setting up EV charging stations 01 Jul 2020 14:07 Representative image THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala State Electricity Board has shortlisted over half a dozen companies/consortiums eligible for setting up electric vehicle charging stations in select locations in the state. Among the eight companies/ …
  • Is Thiruvananthapuram ready for long haul? 01 Jul 2020 02:30 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: While government hospitals have 283 ICU beds and 149 ventilators, private institutions have 47 ICU beds, 39 ventilators and 172 beds. Officials are confident that they can handle a surge and also cater to patients …
  • Congress leaders hold out an olive branch to Jose K. Mani 30 Jun 2020 18:04 At least two top leaders in the Congress have held out an olive branch to embattled Kerala Congress (M) factional leader Jose K Mani who faced the prospect of ouster from the United Democratic Front (UDF). Leader of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala told …
  • Raising concern, healthcare worker tests positive for Covid 30 Jun 2020 04:52 By Express News Service KOCHI:  Five persons tested positive for Covid-19 in the district on Monday. Of them, two returned from abroad while three got infected through local contact.A 45-year-old healthcare worker hailing from Kanjoor is among the new …
  • Family evicted from house on Covid doubts rescued 28 Jun 2020 23:43 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Childline and the Fort police came to the rescue of a father and his two sons who were forced to take shelter on the verandah of a school and at a shopping complex in the city after they were ousted from a …
  • How viable is Silverline project, ask experts 28 Jun 2020 21:42 Express News Service KOCHI: The Kerala Cabinet’s nod has come as a shot in the arm for the `64,000-crore Silverline project. However, families in different parts of the state who will be displaced by the project’s alignment remain apprehensive about the …
  • State shows steady increase with 195 cases 28 Jun 2020 04:53 With the arrival of more flights bringing expatriates home, the COVID-19 case burden of the State has also begun to show a steady increase. On Saturday, for the ninth consecutive day, the number of new cases crossed the three-digit figure to touch 195. The …
  • Kerala records 195 new Covid-19 cases, tally crosses 4,000 but infection through contact still low 28 Jun 2020 03:06 A police official drags a containment zone barricade at Attakulangara Junction in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturd...Read More THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state on Saturday reported 195 positive cases, its highest single-day spike, even as the tally so far, …
  • 14 new cases in district 28 Jun 2020 02:30 By Express News Service KOCHI:In what is viewed as bad tidings for the district, Ernakulam on Saturday witnessed 14 new positive cases. Raising concerns, a driver working at a private commercial establishment also tested positive for Covid-19 in the …
  • Coronavirus | Community spread is on, says Karnataka official 27 Jun 2020 22:57 The increasing number of cases indicates that community transmission has begun, said C.N. Manjunath, director of Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, and nodal officer for labs and testing in Karnataka’s COVID-19 task force, on Saturday. …
  • Kerala: KSRTC launches relay service 27 Jun 2020 03:43 Transport minister A K Saseendran flags off the service at Thiruvananthapuram Central bus terminal on Friday THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As Covid restrictions have limited KSRTC services to just neighbouring districts, it has launched relay service to link various …
  • KSRTC’s ‘BonD’ to begin on July 1 27 Jun 2020 02:49 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: KSRTC will commence its ‘Bus on Demand’ (BonD) services, which are pre-booked buses that will pick up and drop offpassengers working in Thiruvananthapuram city, from July 1. Initially, the service will be made …
  • Coronavirus | Kerala looking at cases with no known source 26 Jun 2020 20:33 If Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka kept their focus on mortality and rise in fresh cases, Kerala was looking at potential community transmission of COVID-19 on Friday. Ten people died in Karnataka and an equal number in Andhra Pradesh. Kerala reported 150 new …
  • Covid-19: 150 more test positive in Kerala; total set to touch 4,000-mark 26 Jun 2020 17:04 Representative image THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The total number of positive cases in the state is all set to touch the 4,000-mark in a day or two, as 150 more Covid-19 cases were reported on Friday. The total number of cases now have become 3,876 of which 1846 …
  • Kerala Reports Over 100 Coronavirus Cases For 7th Straight Day 25 Jun 2020 18:34 Kerala's Palakkad district reported twenty four positive cases (Representational) Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported over hundred COVID-19 cases for the seventh consecutive day today, taking the total number of infections in the state to 3,726. Chief …
  • CBI opens enquiry against DAVP officials for placing ads in out-of-circulation newspapers 25 Jun 2020 11:16 According to sources in the CBI, it is alleged that certain officials in the DAVP in connivance with owners of some newspapers, which now exist only in government records. (Representational Image/File) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has …
  • 152 reported COVID-19 positive in Kerala 25 Jun 2020 06:37 Kerala reported 152 new cases of COVID-19 and 81 recoveries on Wednesday, taking the total number of active cases or cases currently undergoing treatment in hospitals to 1,691. Of the new cases, 144 are imported cases of infection, with 98 persons having …
  • 152 cases, 81 recoveries on Wednesday 25 Jun 2020 06:02 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state reported its biggest one-day spike in Covid-19 on Wednesday with 152 cases. With this, for the sixth consecutive day, cases crossed the 100-mark. From Friday, a total of 657 cases were reported. Of the …
  • Port sees 2nd highest number of sign-offs 25 Jun 2020 04:17 By Express News Service KOCHI: Kochi port has seen the second highest number of seafarers returning from the high seas among all Indian ports after the Mumbai port during the lockdown from March 23 to June 15.During the period, the Kochi port witnessed …
  • Kundara murder: Two accused arrested 25 Jun 2020 01:41 Prajeesh and Binto Babu allegedly killed Shakeer Babu due to prior enmity, police said Kollam: Two men were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the murder of a gym owner at Peryam in Kollam district. Kundara police have arrested Prajeesh (23), alias …
  • State records new high of 141 cases, 1 death takes toll to 22 24 Jun 2020 08:00 Kerala reported 141 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the number of cases steadily going over 100 for the fifth consecutive day. With 60 recoveries, the active number of cases in the State at present stands at 1,620. One more COVID-19 death was reported on …
  • 3,503 COVID-19 Cases In Kerala; "Situation Grave", Says Pinarayi Vijayan 23 Jun 2020 23:04 In 40 per cent of positive cases in India, the source of infection has not been found: Pinarayi Vijayan Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala's COVID-19 tally touched 3,503 on Tuesday with 141 positive cases being reported and the state witnessing a spike of over …
  • Heavy Rain Likely In Kerala, Orange Alert Issued For Several Districts 23 Jun 2020 14:12 Extremely heavy rain predicted in Idukki, Pathanamthitta districts. (Representational) Thiruvananthapuram: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued orange alert in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Idukki districts on June 26 and …
  • Second COVID-19 death in Kollam 23 Jun 2020 08:24 By Express News Service KOLLAM: A Kollam-native became the latest casualty of Covid-19 in the state taking the total number of victims to 22.  Vasanthakumar, 68, of Pulimoodu in Mayyanadu died at Kollam Medical College on Tuesday morning. He was undergoing …
  • When fear leads to faith: The disease Gods of India 22 Jun 2020 06:00 Goddess Hariti and Goddess Sitala (Source: Wikimedia Commons) “I am worshipping the coronavirus as a goddess and doing daily pujas for the safety and well being of healthcare professionals, police personnel and scientists, who are toiling to discover a …
  • Coronavirus | Steady rise in graph with 133 new cases in Kerala 22 Jun 2020 04:11 After a brief spell, the State’s COVID-19 case graph seems to be climbing steadily again, with over one hundred cases being reported for the third consecutive day on Sunday. Yet, with 133 new cases and 93 recoveries on a single day, the State seems to be …
  • Chief Minister stooping to CPM cyber goondas' level: Kerala Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala 21 Jun 2020 23:45 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A day after Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan came down heavily on KPCC chief Mullappally Ramachandran for his controversial 'Covid Rani' remarks on Health Minister KK Shailaja, Opposition leader Ramesh …
  • Over 100 positive COVID-19 cases for third day on the trot in Kerala 21 Jun 2020 23:45 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state recorded the highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases on Sunday with 133 persons testing positive -- the third consecutive day in which the number of cases crossed the 100 mark. As many as 378 people …
  • Overbridges in Kerala’s 10 major centres 21 Jun 2020 01:04 By Express News Service KOCHI: To ease traffic congestion, the Roads and Bridges Development Corporation of Kerala Ltd (RBDCK) will soon construct road overbridges (RoBs) at 10 major centres in the state.An official said the state government had accorded …
  • Ten injured as violent buffalo runs amok 20 Jun 2020 23:59 Kollam: Ten persons were injured when a buffalo brought for slaughtering at Kundara turned violent on Saturday. The incident occurred at 10:30am at Chathinakulam when the buffalo tried to break free and escape. After damaging some motorbikes parked on the …
  • In a big spurt, Kerala reports 118 new coronavirus cases 20 Jun 2020 07:51 Kerala reported 118 new cases of COVID-19 and 96 recoveries on Friday, taking the number of active cases in the State to 1,380. All except six cases are imported cases of infection, with 67 cases detected on people who had come from abroad and 45 cases in …
  • Shared mobility catches on with daily commuters 20 Jun 2020 03:33 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With public transportation becoming highly unreliable and even unsafe in the wake of the pandemic, employees working in public and private companies have taken to carpooling or hiring contract carriers to commute to …
  • Kerala's biggest Covid-19 spike at 118; 96 recover 20 Jun 2020 01:23 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In the biggest single-day spike, 118 fresh Covid-19 cases were reported in the state on Friday.  As many as 96 people who were under treatment recovered from the viral infection on the day. Of the 118 new cases, …
  • Local contact main cause for 10 of 22 deaths in state 19 Jun 2020 23:58 Thiruvananthapuram: The increase in the number positive cases is attributed to the people who came from outside the state. As per government records, 52.19% of the positive cases reported in Kerala were seen in persons who arrived from abroad. However, …
  • Nedumangad block panchayat wins Deen dayal Upadhyaya national award 19 Jun 2020 23:58 Thiruvananthapuram: Nedumangad block panchayat in Thiruvananthapuram district has been selected for Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskar 2020 instituted by ministry of panchayati raj. The block panchayat has been receiving the award for …

  • 211 more test +ve on Friday, state to tighten restrictions 03 Jul 2020 23:50 A police officer asks pedestrians who came to Broadway, one of the containment zones in Kochi, to clear the ar...Read More Thiruvananthapuram: The state reported its highest-ever single-day tally of 211 Covid-19 cases on Thursday, including 34 contact …
  • Kerala Reports 211 New COVID-19 Cases In Highest Single Day Jump 03 Jul 2020 18:30 Over 1.77 lakh people are under observation. (File) Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala's COVID-19 tally is galloping towards the 5,000 mark, with the state recording the highest single day spike of 211 cases and recoveries touching 201 on Friday. Of the …
  • Tik Tik - Made in India: A Malayali app to beat ‘tiktok ban’ blues 03 Jul 2020 17:11 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The Centre’s ban on TikTok came as a shock to many across the country. The app, which primarily served as a source of entertainment, was a platform to perform. A few users even attained minor celebrity status on …
  • Not in favour of withdrawing case against Italian marines from SC: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan 03 Jul 2020 15:48 Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said it was unfortunate that the trial of the Italian marines, accused of killing two fishermen off the Kerala coast in 2012, was not taking place in India and said the state was not in …
  • Kerala reports highest single day spike of 211 COVID-19 cases, tally nearing 5000 mark 03 Jul 2020 15:06 By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala's COVID-19 tally is galloping towards the 5,000 mark, with the state recording the highest single day spike of 211 cases and recoveries touching 201 on Friday. Of the positive cases, 138 had come from abroad and39 from …
  • Demand to resume passenger train services 03 Jul 2020 14:40 The demand to resume passenger train and Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) services within the State, especially north Kerala, has been growing in the wake of lockdown relaxations. Now, passengers in north Kerala depend on two Jan Shatabdi trains, one …
  • India to operate 9 more flights to evacuate stranded citizens from UAE 03 Jul 2020 12:49 Air India Express will operate these flights as part of the Vande Bharat Mission to south Indian cities from Sharjah, according to the Indian Consulate in Dubai. “All Indian nationals are advised to take note of direct sale of Air India Express flights …
  • More Indian flights from UAE announced, bookings to open 03 Jul 2020 10:43 Dubai: India has announced nine more repatriation flights from the UAE, ticket sales for which will open later on Friday. Air India Express will operate these flights under the Vande Bharat Mission to south Indian cities from Sharjah, according to the …
  • Adani Ports eye Colombo box transhipment pie with government backing 03 Jul 2020 10:16 India will likely field the Adani Group as its nominee in a planned India-Japan-Sri Lanka partnership that would jointly run the East Container Terminal (ECT), the fourth at Colombo port, a regional transhipment hub through which India routes a fourth of …
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Police training too goes online 03 Jul 2020 09:42 Representative image THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The need for social distancing in the aftermath of Covid-19 outbreak has made online learning the need of the hour. The latest to join the league is none other than the state police. For the first time in the …
  • Pinarayi Vijayan has badly let down Kerala diaspora: Cong 03 Jul 2020 08:20 Thiruvananthapuram, July 3 (IANS) Senior Congress Legislator and former State Minister for Diaspora K. C.Joseph on Friday said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has badly let down the Kerala diaspora on all fronts. Joseph, who headed the diaspora ministry …
  • Coronavirus | Kerala records day of 202 recoveries, 160 new cases 03 Jul 2020 07:19 It turned out to be a rare day on Thursday when the number of recoveries from COVID-19 exceeded the number of new cases, with the State reporting 202 recoveries and 160 new cases. The number of active cases now is 2,088. The number of persons who have …
  • Green shoots? Kerala GST collection in June looks up 03 Jul 2020 05:16 Social distancing went for a toss at Koyilandy harbour on Thursday as buyers and fishermen thronged the area THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The latest GST collection figures released by the Union government were a pleasant surprise to the state government, with the …
  • Swab collection of 10 primary contacts begins after man from Trivandrum tests positive in Salem 03 Jul 2020 05:16 Representative image THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The district administration and health team have initiated contact tracing and isolation procedures at Kunnathukal panchayat after a 27-year-old man from Anavoor ward in the panchayat was tested positive for Covid- …
  • Indian Football: AIFF recommends Gabriel Joseph for Dronacharya Award 03 Jul 2020 04:25 The experienced coach from Kerala would only be the second football coach to win the gong The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has recommended the name of former Director of Coaching Gabriel Joseph for the Dronacharya Award, Goal has learnt.  Gabriel …
  • All eyes on AMRUT to end sort Jawahar Nagar’s water woes 03 Jul 2020 02:09 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Drinking water supply is getting interrupted constantly in the capital city’s elevated areas. While KWA blames the spike in water usage, the centre’s AMRUT scheme might be the light at the end of this tunnel for the …
  • Join the ‘Other Side’ 03 Jul 2020 02:09 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Thriller short films are a rarity in Malayalam. Of the lot, very few succeed to become trend setters. ‘Other Side’, a short film by Jobin Joseph falls in this category. The 14-minute short film that is sure to send …
  • 46.4 per cent could not find mentor that suited their needs: Survey 03 Jul 2020 02:09 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As more people work from home because of the ongoing pandemic, the need for mentor-led, career-focused partnership is exactly what today’s career-changers and job-seekers need, reveals India’s first mentorship …
  • Siblings’ noble gesture inspires many more 03 Jul 2020 02:09 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Siblings Sooryadev and Sooryagayathri have become celebrities in their remote village of Malayikkada near Neyyattinkara. The Class VII and Class II students of Government UP School, Manchavilakam, never thought that …
  • Tight vigil in Capital as 4 get virus from unknown sources 03 Jul 2020 02:09 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state capital is in heightened vigil after four more cases without any known source of Covid-19 infection were reported among the total of nine cases on Thursday. Saphalyam Shopping Complex in Palayam will …
  • Website link for SSLC results redirects students to porn site, probe launched 03 Jul 2020 01:54 Express News Service KOZHIKODE: One of the website links shared for checking SSLC results was found fake after it redirected students and parents to a porn site.Based on a complaint from a parent, Cyberdome Kozhikode found that the website is registered …
  • 160 new cases; unknown sources pose challenge 03 Jul 2020 01:54 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Amid fears of a community spread, the Kerala capital continues to be on high alert as cases with unknown sources of infection pose a tough challenge to health workers. Four new patients in the state capital on …
  • Operate more flights from Saudi Arabia: Pinarayi to Modi 03 Jul 2020 01:54 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala on Thursday demanded more flights to be operated from Saudi Arabia as part of the Vande Bharat Mission. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said, of the 270 flights …
  • Airport casual workers to continue strike 03 Jul 2020 00:06 Thiruvananthapuram: The confederation of Trivandrum Airport casual workers trade unions has decided to continue the token strike at the airport which began on Wednesday against the layoff of ground handling staff by Air India SATS. The casual labourers …
  • PwC would open office in Secretariat: Chennithala 03 Jul 2020 00:06 Thiruvananthapuram: The controversy over e-mobility project of state government refuses to die down after opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala alleged on Thursday that consultants Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) is set to open an office inside Secretariat. …
  • Kerala: Four more contact cases without sources test Covid-19 positive in Thiruvananthapuram 02 Jul 2020 18:40
  • 20 ISRO officials to go into isolation as trainee Covid positive 02 Jul 2020 16:50 Share00 Thiruvananthapuram, July 2 (IANS) As many as 20 officials of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) here were on Thursday asked to go into isolation after a young trainee was found to be Covid positive. Having found out the trainee had …
  • Left front in Kerala warms up to Jose K Mani, keeps doors open for his entry into fold 02 Jul 2020 10:27 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In spite of opposition from within, the ruling Left front is warming up to the Kerala Congress Jose K Mani faction, which has been put on notice by the opposition UDF. Ignoring dissent from the CPI, the CPM …
  • African snail infestation raises concern 02 Jul 2020 02:39 Express News Service KOCHI: Residents of Peechanikadu and Mangattukara, suburbs near Angamaly, are quite used to the sight of these tiny unwelcome guests clinging to the walls of their homes every morning. With the African snails (Achatina Fulica) …
  • Covid stigma: Rights panel intervenes 02 Jul 2020 02:39 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala State Human Rights Commission has registered cases in two separate instances where a pregnant woman as well as a father and his children were evicted from their houses on suspicion of contracting Covid …
  • Kerala University’s insistence on certificate from Revenue department irks students 02 Jul 2020 02:39 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala University’s (KU) insistence that students who cannot attend examinations should produce a Revenue department-approved document with a valid reason, to be eligible to appear for it later, has irked a …
  • Startups set to ink deal with firms 02 Jul 2020 02:39 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: More than 30 startups are poised to ink deals with industry and corporates as they showcased their market-ready innovative products at the five-day ‘Big Demo Day’ programme, which drew to a close here. This drove …
  • Flood aid to be sent to farmers’ bank accounts 02 Jul 2020 02:39 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Compensation for farmers who suffered crop loss in the 2019 flood will be sent directly to their bank accounts from the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund, the state cabinet decided on Wednesday. It also …
  • Now, therapy sessions for children and pregnant women 02 Jul 2020 02:39 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The psycho-social support team constituted by the government under the Mental Health Programme has been effective in easing the stress of the public during this unprecedented lockdown period. The health department …
  • Kerala to discharge patients testing negative the first time in hospital 02 Jul 2020 01:47 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: July 2, 2020 4:59:57 am Until now, the state started testing all patients on the seventh day of their hospital admission, which continued until they reported two negative results for consecutive days …
  • UDF not to burn bridges with KC(M) Jose faction 02 Jul 2020 01:34 Thiruvananthapuram: The UDF high power committee on Wednesday decided not to burn bridges with Kerala Congress (Jose K Mani) faction and keep a room for negotiation. Though no formal arrangement for a negotiation was finalized, the high-power committee is …
  • State sees 151 new cases and 132 recoveries 02 Jul 2020 01:34 K I Joy, sexton of St George Church, Chakkaraparambu, in Kochi, disinfects the church door handle after mass o...Read More Thiruvananthapuram: The state reported 151 new cases and 132 recoveries on Wednesday, taking the total number of positive cases to 4, …
  • Women artisans to launch handloom face masks 02 Jul 2020 01:34 Thiruvananthapuram: Call it an innovative move or a desperate attempt to stay afloat during the pandemic-induced crisis, a group of women artisans in the Balaramapuram traditional handloom village is set to launch custom-made face marks, meant for bulk …
  • War of words over funds to SCTIMST 02 Jul 2020 01:34 Thiruvananthapuram: Union minister of state for external affairs V Muraleedharan and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor were engaged in a fierce battle on Twitter over Tharoor’s donation of Rs 1 crore from the MP fund to Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of …
  • Man commits suicide after daughter becomes critically ill 02 Jul 2020 01:34 Thiruvananthapuram: Unable to bear grief of his daughter’s ill health, a 42-year-old man allegedly ended his life by hanging himself near the hospital where the daughter was under treatment. Chandrababu of Meenathil Kizhakkathil House at Nooranadu South in …
  • Corp recovers tax arrears of Rs 4.8 crore in April-May 02 Jul 2020 01:34 Thiruvananthapuram: The revenue wing of city corporation has made good use of lockdown period to reach out to some of the tax defaulters with huge amount as dues, eventually raising the collection from tax arrears by more than Rs 1.39 crore. Long-pending …
  • 'Dream Kerala Project' to tap potential of returnees 01 Jul 2020 21:43 By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala government on Wednesday decided to roll out a 'Dream Kerala Project' to tap the potential and experience of those returning from abroad and other states after losing their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The …
  • UDF takes U-turn, Jose faction not ousted, only asked to keep away from meetings: Ramesh Chennithala 01 Jul 2020 19:19 By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a U-turn, the Opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) on Wednesday said the Kerala Congress (M) faction led by Jose K Mani had not been ousted, but had only been asked to keep away from the front meetings. "The UDF …
  • "Scurrilous, Disgraceful": Shashi Tharoor vs Union Minister On MP Funds Row 01 Jul 2020 18:55 Congress MP Shashi Tharoor hit out at Union Minister V Muraleedharan over the MP-LADS funds (File) Thiruvananthapuram: A war of words has broken out on Twitter between Union Minister of State V Muraleedharan and Congress Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor over …
  • TNIE Doctors Day initiative: Honouring healthcare staff duty of society, says KK Shailaja 01 Jul 2020 14:35 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Acknowledging the sacrifices made by healthcare personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Minister K K Shailaja on Wednesday said it was the duty of society to honour them for risking their lives to save …
  • Kerala State Electricity Board shortlists 8 agencies for setting up EV charging stations 01 Jul 2020 14:07 Representative image THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala State Electricity Board has shortlisted over half a dozen companies/consortiums eligible for setting up electric vehicle charging stations in select locations in the state. Among the eight companies/ …
  • Now, UDF extends olive branch to Kerala Congress (Mani) 01 Jul 2020 13:43 Thiruvananthapuram, July 1 (IANS) Two days after the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) ousted Kerala Congress (Mani) for defying its directive to vacate the president’s post of the Kottayam district panchayat, the UDF on Wednesday said it never …
  • Kerala hikes bus fares by 25 per cent due to losses incurred during COVID-19 lockdown 01 Jul 2020 08:30 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala government has approved a 25 per cent hike in bus fare as an interim measure to tide over the crisis faced by the public transport system, during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The minimum bus charge will …
  • Janet Hubert on partnering with Toonz to produce animated series ‘JG and the BC Kids’ featuring characters from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities 01 Jul 2020 07:22 Producers of The Simpsons, the longest-running scripted show on TV in the U.S., recently declared that they would stop using white actors to voice characters of colour. It is a climate of change in the entertainment business following the protests against …
  • Covid-19: Without a safety net, smaller Kerala hospitals were the worst-hit 01 Jul 2020 07:21 Image used for representational purpose only THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: When a 45-year-old man came with symptoms of cold and cough on June 19, the doctor and staff at Sree Krishna Hospital in Thirumala, Thiruvananthapuram had no idea that he was a Covid-19 …
  • After four hours, Kerala wild elephant rescued from well 01 Jul 2020 07:09 Share00 Thiruvananthapuram, July 1 (IANS) A wild elephant which strayed into human settlement areas near Pooyankuutti in Ernakulam district and fell into a well, was rescued after 4 hours of operations on Wednesday. The wild elephant according to experts …
  • JD-S, LJD all set to unite again in Kerala 01 Jul 2020 07:09 Thiruvananthapuram, July 1 (IANS) It’s all happening in Kerala politics. After an ally of the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) was shown the door earlier this week, two parties now in the ruling Left front, which were together as a single unit in …
  • 'Unable' to meet 9-year-old daughter's medical treatment expenses, Kerala man dies by suicide 01 Jul 2020 06:34 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: An Alappuzha native was found hanging near the nursing hostel of SAT Hospital here, where his nine-year-old daughter was undergoing treatment.  The deceased has been identified as Chandrababu, a native of …
  • No spl trains, guest workers in Kerala borrow money to fly home 01 Jul 2020 05:03 A group of migrant labourers from Morigaon in Assam, working in the state, have pooled Rs 53,000 and bought fl...Read More THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Desperate to return to their villages and Shramik trains no more in operation, guest workers who still want to …
  • Five fresh Covid cases in district 01 Jul 2020 02:30 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The district on Tuesday reported five cases of Covid- 19. These include a 76-year-old who breathed his last at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, on June 27. The others are returnees. At the same …
  • World Bank arm to help KIIFB to fund PPP projects 01 Jul 2020 02:30 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) will start funding public-private partnership projects with the support of International Financial Corporation, a subsidiary of World Bank. IFC will help in …
  • Four held for selling child porn part of international racket 01 Jul 2020 02:30 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The  Cyberdome officials tracking circulation of Child Sex Abuse Materials (CSAM) have identified that four people who were nabbed during the raids on Saturday were part of an international child pornography racket …
  • Pinarayi, Education Minister laud SSLC toppers 01 Jul 2020 02:30 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and General Education Minister C Raveendranath congratulated all the winners of SSLC examination. The state government had to face the challenge of Covid-19 when the SSLC examination was progressing in …
  • Is Thiruvananthapuram ready for long haul? 01 Jul 2020 02:30 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: While government hospitals have 283 ICU beds and 149 ventilators, private institutions have 47 ICU beds, 39 ventilators and 172 beds. Officials are confident that they can handle a surge and also cater to patients …
  • Covid positive cases and death rate likely to go up 01 Jul 2020 02:21 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As Covid-19 pandemic enters the sixth month in the state, public health experts warn that the state could expect a surge in positive cases and death rates. At the same time, it is also being pointed out that the …
  • Plan to make antibody test mandatory for people going out of Kerala 01 Jul 2020 02:21 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Antibody testing will soon be made mandatory for those who plan to go to other states from Kerala. The state government has finally made up its mind for the same amid reports that Keralites were getting tested …
  • Kerala approves Central govt’s lockdown norms 01 Jul 2020 02:21 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government issued an order approving the guidelines announced by the Centre for phase-2 unlocking of general lockdown. As per the order, the regulations and guidelines of Ministry of Home Affairs would …
  • SSLC pass percentage up at 98.82 30 Jun 2020 23:38 Thiruvananthapuram: The pass percentage of SSLC examinations that concluded in the last week of May notched up hardly 1% as the results announced here on Tuesday recorded 98.82% students clearing the examination this year. The pass percentage went up by 0. …
  • KIIFB approves 55 new projects worth Rs 2,000cr 30 Jun 2020 23:38 Thiruvananthapuram: The KIIFB governing body and executive meetings held here on Tuesday approved 55 new projects which together have an estimate of Rs 2,002.72crore. Most of the new projects are railway overbridges, roads and bridges. The governing body …
  • Vested interests in consultancy: Ramesh 30 Jun 2020 23:38 Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala stood by his allegations of graft in e-mobility project and said here on Tuesday that PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) was appointed as consultant with vested interests. Ramesh said that PwC was given …
  • 17 fast-track courts opened 30 Jun 2020 23:38 Thiruvananthapuram: Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Kerala high court Chief Justice S Manikumar inaugurated 17 new fast track courts in the state through an online event on Tuesday. The courts, that will exclusively cater to cases related to atrocities …
  • Kerala: 2018 flood on mind, houses in backwaters region now on stilts 30 Jun 2020 21:04 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: July 1, 2020 1:07:32 am Trend to build houses on stilts has caught on over last two years.(Express Photo) Having seen their homes submerged in the devastating 2018 floods in Kerala, many people in …
  • Will take appropriate decision at appropriate time: Jose K Mani 30 Jun 2020 19:09 By PTI KOTTAYAM: The Kerala Congress (M) faction, led by Jose K Mani, on Tuesday, said it would take an "appropriate decision at the appropriate time" on taking its next course of political action, a day after it was ousted from the Congress-led …
  • Karting drives in to the Kerala capital 30 Jun 2020 12:17 Gear up for some fun as karting drives in to the Kerala capital! A scaled-down format of the motorsport is set to be flagged off in Thiruvananthapuram on July 1 at Funplex at the Akkulam-Ulloor road by the NH bypass. First such facility in the city, the …
  • Amid COVID-19 pandemic, record 98.82 per cent students pass in Kerala SSLC exams 30 Jun 2020 10:41 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Kerala registered a record 98.82 pass percentage in the SSLC examinations this year. This is a 0.71 percent increase from the pass percentage registered last year, said General …
  • 76-year-old man dies of Covid-19 in Thiruvananthapuram; Kerala's toll rises to 24 30 Jun 2020 10:10
  • Network of Artistic Theatre Activists Kerala (NATAK) is keeping the theatre scene in Kerala active through social media 30 Jun 2020 10:01 At the backyard of his home at Kattappana in Idukki district, GK Pannamkuzhy set up a pyre. It was the setting for his 11-minute play, Mannaamkatta, which reflects on the plight of a farmer who decides to immolate himself. But an unexpected downpour …
  • Septuagenarian succumbs to COVID-19 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala death toll at 24 30 Jun 2020 09:45 The State recorded its 24th death due to COVID-19 after the swab samples of a 76-year old Mumbai-returnee, who died in Thiruvananthapuram a few days ago, returned positive on Tuesday. Also read: Coronavirus | Kerala looking at cases with no known source …
  • 76-year-old man from Thiruvananthapuram is Kerala's latest COVID-19 victim 30 Jun 2020 06:46 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala reported one more COVID-19 death on Tuesday taking the death toll in the state to 23. The deceased has been identified as 76-year-old Thankappan, a resident of Nettayam in Vattiyoorkavu, in the capital …
  • WHO’s Covid course in ISL to help the hearing-impaired  30 Jun 2020 04:52 Express News Service KOCHI: The Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the new normal of social distancing. While social distancing in itself has brought many discomforts to the general public, its effect on the hearing-impaired community has been manifold. Many …
  • Govt team evaluates health of animals in zoo 30 Jun 2020 04:52 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After wild cats of Bronx Zoo in the US tested positive for coronavirus, top officials of the Animal Husbandry team inspected the current state of animals at the Thiruvananthapuram Zoo. As the Museum and Zoo …
  • Covid-19 situation forces tech varsity to postpone exams 30 Jun 2020 04:52 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University (KTU) has postponed the eighth semester BTech examinations, scheduled to begin from July 1, owing to the Covid-19 situation. Even though the KTU Syndicate had earlier …
  • KU alumni group holds meet in online mode 30 Jun 2020 04:52 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The University of Kerala Alumni Association (UKAA) conducted an alumni meet on Monday which was attended by majority of the participants in online mode. Vice Chancellor V P Mahadevan Pillai inaugurated the …
  • Special teams to disinfect public comfort stations in Capital 30 Jun 2020 04:52 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: People are becoming increasingly hesitant to use the poorly-maintained public comfort stations in the capital city due to fear of contracting Covid-19. With complaints mounting, the corporation has constituted two …
  • Testing times for private hospitals 30 Jun 2020 04:52 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Lack of Covid-19 testing facilities in private hospitals is proving to be a major challenge for the state in its fight against the pandemic. Ill-prepared hospitals and clinics in the private sector are groping in …
  • Jose K Mani’s entry: Pinarayi keeps options open 30 Jun 2020 02:35 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Understandably on a solid wicket, the ruling Left front is not very excited about bringing in the Jose K Mani faction to the Left and has adopted a wait--and-watch policy. However once the Left considers taking in …
  • Kerala: Probe into actress extortion bid exposes gold smuggling racket using celebrities, says Police 30 Jun 2020 01:19 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: June 30, 2020 6:39:40 am Later, eight models came forward with complaints that they had been kept in captivity and money was extorted from them. These models were allegedly forced to work as …
  • Welcoming Jose faction: LDF in no undue haste 30 Jun 2020 00:55 Thiruvananthapuram: A few days ago, when the dispute over the post of Kottayam district panchayat president was brewing in KC(M), chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan refused to comment on the issue saying that it pertained to a constituent of UDF. On Monday, …
  • CM slams opposition again 30 Jun 2020 00:54 Thiruvananthapuram: Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has slammed opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala for coming out with baseless allegations. While pointing out the allegations levelled on mineral sand mining at Technocity, awarding consultancy agreement …
  • SSLC result today at 2pm 30 Jun 2020 00:54 Thiruvananthapuram: The results of SSLC examinations that concluded in May end would be announced on Tuesday. General education minister C Raveendranath would announce the results at PRD chamber at 2pm. Beside Saphalam mobile app and www.result.kite.kerala …
  • In a first, self-swabbing yields positive result in Thiruvananthapuram 29 Jun 2020 19:24
  • Covid-19: Case load and contact tracing increased in Thiruvananthapuram 28 Jun 2020 18:52 Representative image THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With rise in case load and incidence of positive cases with no evident source of infection, the district is facing a backlog of samples awaiting results. In the last two weeks, more than 10 wards in corporation had …
  • Four people test positive in Thiruvananthapuram 28 Jun 2020 02:30 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Four people tested positive for Covid-19 in the district on Saturday. A 28-year-old soldier from Parassala who arrived from Jammu and Kashmir on June 20, a 23-year-old from Manacaud who arrived from Tajikistan, …
  • GTech sets up support system for crisis-ridden IT firms in Thiruvananthapuram 28 Jun 2020 00:46 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: GTech (Group of Technology Companies), a collaborative of IT companies in the state, has set up a round-the-clock support system for the companies hit hard by Covid-19 and lockdown. The collective is also in …
  • Covid-19 cases of local spread worries Thiruvananthapuram 27 Jun 2020 03:43
  • Thiruvananthapuram to introduce area-specific random COVID-19 testing 25 Jun 2020 08:22 By ANI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the state capital reporting an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and at least in five active cases, the source of infection couldn't be traced, the district administration for the first time is introducing area- …
  • Thiruvananthapuram Medical College introduces music, books in COVID-19 wards to combat stress 25 Jun 2020 08:03 By ANI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The patients admitted in COVID-19 wards in Thiruvananthapuram Medical College will now be able to enjoy music and read books in a relaxed manner. In a bid to minimise stress in COVID-19 patients, new wards of the Medical College …
  • Thiruvananthapuram: District reports no community clusters yet but ‘home clusters’ 24 Jun 2020 07:45
  • Four test positive in the Thiruvananthapuram 24 Jun 2020 04:03 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Four people tested positive for Covid in the district on Tuesday. Two among them are expatriates while two came from other states. A 29-year-old from Kaimanam, near Pappanamcode, who returned from Dammam on June …
  • Covid vigil in Thiruvananthapuram: Token system in fish markets and home delivery days to be imposed 23 Jun 2020 18:11
  • As COVID-19 cases surge, Thiruvananthapuram faces strict restrictions for ten days 23 Jun 2020 10:22 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After a slew of restrictions were announced on Monday in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in the city through local transmission, further measures for ten days were announced on Tuesday following a meeting with …
  • Thiruvananthapuram on high alert; only 50% of shops to open each day  23 Jun 2020 02:43 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Taking into consideration a possible community spread scenario, the city corporation has strengthened security measures within the city limits. The functioning of Palayam and Chalai markets and major shopping …
  • Covid-19 vigil in Thiruvananthapuram: Alternative working days for shops, 50% shops to remain open 22 Jun 2020 14:03
  • Thiruvananthapuram district reports nine fresh cases of COVID-19 21 Jun 2020 22:14 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The capital district on Sunday recorded nine more COVID-19 cases, taking the number of persons currently undergoing treatment for the disease here to 58. Though all nine of them are returnees, only three of them …
  • Thiruvananthapuram on high alert as auto rickshaw driver tests positive for COVID-19 20 Jun 2020 11:00 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With an auto rickshaw driver from Iranimuttam in Thiruvananthapuram testing positive for COVID-19 along with his wife and daughter, the district administration is scrambling to put measures in place to limit the …