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  • 15,951 test Covid positive in Kerala; test positivity rate at 15.41% September 27, 2021 3:52 am The total active cases at present are 1,63,280THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state witnessed 15,951 positive cases of the 1,03,484 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The test positivity rate is at 15.41%. The state also logged 165 Covid deaths, taking the toll …
  • COVID-19: Kerala reports 15,951 fresh cases, 165 deaths September 26, 2021 5:27 pm Image Source : PTI There are currently 4,74,901 people under surveillance in various districts, of whom 4,53,119 are in home or institutional quarantine and 21,781 in hospitals.    Kerala reported 15,951 fresh COVID-19 cases on Sunday and 165 deaths, which …
  • Outcry strengthens to save the Bharathapuzha September 26, 2021 3:37 am Nature lovers in Palakkad, Thrissur and Malappuram districts are raising an outcry for saving the Bharathapuzha, the State’s second longest river after the Periyar. The outcry will echo on the banks of the river as they celebrate World Rivers Day on Sunday …
  • COVID-19 situation becoming less threatening: CM September 25, 2021 10:18 pm The COVID-19 situation in the State is becoming less threatening and the intensity of disease transmission has been coming down systematically now that over 91% of the eligible population has been covered with the first dose and 39.4% fully vaccinated …
  • 17,983 new cases in State September 25, 2021 12:03 am Kerala reported 17,983 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, when 1,10,523 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The State’s active case pool has been on a declining trend and it had 1,62,846 patients on Friday, with 15,054 patients reported to have …
  • Mysuru gang rape case: Victim identifies rapists in ID parade September 24, 2021 1:45 pm Rape attempt on Covid patient in Kerala, Malappuram resident arrested In a major development in the Mysuru gang rape case, the victim has identified her attackers, a month after the assault, during an identification parade in the district prison here in …
  • Schools turn into ‘Techies Parks’ September 24, 2021 3:03 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As many as 140 educational institutions in each assembly constituency in the state are in the process of being upgraded as ‘Techies Parks’ that not only provide free training in the latest technologies to the …
  • Colleges opening in Kerala, Govt LLB students in trouble as Covid scare looms over state September 23, 2021 9:43 pm Kerala CM reveals reason behind increased mortality of senior citizens The second wave of the Covid pandemic in India has waned, but the pandemic situation in Kerala is grim, as the state contributes more than 60 percent of the national caseload. Amid the …
  • 62% of total Covid infections last week from Kerala; only state with over 1 lakh active cases: Govt September 23, 2021 5:19 pm Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, during a press conference on Thursday, said that 62.73% of the total COVID-19 cases in the country in the last week have been reported from Kerala. The minister added that Kerala is the only state in the country with …
  • When man abandons family, 'roving vultures' wait to prey on wife and helpless kids: Kerala HC September 23, 2021 2:00 pm By Express News Service KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Thursday observed that when a man abandons his wife and children, 'roving vultures' wait to prey on not only the abandoned woman but also the helpless children. A division bench comprising …
  • Concern over suspected IS sleeper cells in Kerala September 23, 2021 12:25 pm The arrest of several persons from Kerala by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with terror-related cases recently has raised concern about suspected sleeper cells of the Islamic State (IS) operating in the State. A fortnight ago, the …
  • India logs 31,923 COVID cases; active cases decline to 3.01 lakh September 23, 2021 11:09 am Image Source : PTI. A medic administers a dose of COVID vaccine to a beneficiary in Srinagar.   India recorded new 31,923 cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 282 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the …
  • Plus One first allotment leaves many students disappointed September 23, 2021 3:37 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A large number of students, including those who had secured A+ in all subjects in the SSLC examinations, were disappointed when the first allotment list for Plus One admission was out on Wednesday. Most of the …
  • Play of letters September 23, 2021 1:04 am Express News Service KOCHI: From a distance, Malappuram native Ajmal Salman’s art look like intricate artsy loops and whorls. If you look closer, you will begin to see they are letters coming together in a rare balance to create an artwork. Each word and …
  • Moplah Rebellion should be termed as genocide, says RSS-affiliated outfit September 23, 2021 12:22 am An RSS-affiliated outfit has demanded that the 1921 Moplah Rebellion be termed as a genocide and a memorial be set up in its memory. The government should build a “genocide memorial” to mark the 1921 killings that took place in Kerala’s Malappuram and mark …
  • Kerala reports 15,768 new Covid cases September 22, 2021 3:51 am The total number of active cases in state was 1,61,195. (Representational imaga)THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state reported 15,768 new cases in the 1,05,513 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours. The test positivity rate was 14.94%. At the same time, …
  • Kerala records 15,768 COVID-19 cases, 214 deaths September 22, 2021 3:25 am Kerala recorded 15,768 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the tally of COVID-19 cases in the state to 45,39,953. The death toll increased to 23,897 with 214 new fatalities. The number of people who recovered from the infection since Monday was 21,367 …
  • Unfazed by sacking, Fathima Thahiliya wants voice for women in Muslim League September 21, 2021 11:29 pm “Our hands and legs are not tied… If the party has become person-oriented in recent years, it should be brought back on the right track… We are ensuring that there is space for women and their voices.” Fathima Thahiliya is determined to take the battle …
  • Kerala adds 15,768 fresh Covid-19 cases, 214 deaths September 21, 2021 3:37 pm Of the new cases, 100 were health workers, 124 from outside the state and 14,746 infected through contact with the source of it not clear in 798 cases. (Representational Image)THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala on Tuesday reported 15,768 fresh Covid-19 cases and …
  • Moodle LMS training for teachers starts Wednesday September 21, 2021 3:22 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The third cluster of the institution-level training programme on Moodle-based Learning Management System (LMS), for the faculty members of selected institutions from various districts, will be held from September …
  • Kerala to host Santosh Trophy main round next year September 20, 2021 8:07 pm The 75th Santosh Trophy for the national football championship will be hosted by Kerala at Payyanad Stadium in Malappuram next year. This was announced by V Abdulrahman, Sports Minister, Kerala. Addressing the media in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday after an …
  • Malappuram to host Santosh Trophy main round next year September 20, 2021 8:06 pm The 75th Santosh Trophy for national football championship will be hosted by Kerala at Payyanad Stadium in Malappuram next year. Kerala will soon become a football hub, according to V Abdulrahman, Sports Minister, Kerala. He was addressing the media in …
  • COVID-19: Kerala reports 15,692 fresh cases, active cases dip to 1,67,008 September 20, 2021 5:08 pm Image Source : PTI There are currently 4,96,103 people under surveillance in various districts, of whom 4,71,399 are in home or institutional quarantine and 24,704 in hospitals.   Kerala reported 15,692 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday and 92 deaths, pushing …
  • MD Manoj’s passion for cinema and music has been expressed in several books September 20, 2021 10:16 am The death of SP Balasubrahmanyam plunged the music world into deep grief. While people across the social spectrum expressed their profound grief at the loss, MD Manoj decided to pay his tribute to the legendary singer in a manner that would immortalise SPB …
  • Kerala Records 152 Deaths, 19653 Fresh Covid-19 Cases; Imposes Stringent Lockdown In Critical Areas September 20, 2021 2:54 am Kerala on Sunday recorded 152 deaths and 19,653 fresh Covid-19 cases. The state’s total caseload rose to 45,08,493 and fatalities to 23,591. Meanwhile, the State government on Sunday said special intensified, stringent lockdown restrictions will be …
  • Marriage of 17-year-old girl held in Malappuram, groom among four booked September 20, 2021 2:07 am By Express News Service MALAPPURAM:  One more case of child marriage has been reported in Malappuram district. After coming to know that a 25-year-old man married a 17-year-old girl studying in Plus Two, Karuvarakundu police registered a case against four …
  • Man booked for marrying minor ... September 19, 2021 7:09 pm India’s Kerala Police registered a case against a 25-year-old man and parents of a minor girl in Malappuram in connection with a case of child marriage. The case was registered at Karuvarakundu police station on Saturday after police got secret information …
  • Child marriage reported in Kerala's Malappuram; parents, husband booked September 19, 2021 12:49 pm By PTI MALAPPURAM: A child marriage was reported from the district between a minor girl and a 25-year old man following which a case was registered against the parents of the girl and her husband among others, police said. Both the minor girl and the man …
  • Nipah death in Kerala | The other virus amid a raging pandemic September 17, 2021 10:21 pm Kerala reported a new case of the Nipah virus on September 5 even as it continued to register the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country. A.S. Jayanth reports on an unprepared State’s scramble to deal with a familiar adversary and detect how it …
  • BJP Malappuram leadership organize d'ua to celebrate PM Modi's birthday September 17, 2021 5:06 pm By Express News Service MALAPPURAM: BJP Malappuram district leadership on Friday celebrated the 71st birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by organizing a d'ua, a prayer considered as a profound act of worship to God by the Muslims. Around 20 people …
  • Intensity of transmission comes down September 17, 2021 7:15 am The State logged 22,182 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, when 1,21,486 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. Now that the intensity of COVID-19 transmission has substantially come down and vaccination coverage has increased, the State has reached a …
  • Kerala records fresh 33,182 Covid cases, state govt withholds TPR data September 17, 2021 2:25 am Image Source : PTI However, 22,182 fresh positive cases, reported in the last 24 hours, out of 1,21,486 samples tested during the same period, gives a figure of 18.25 percent.   Kerala reported 22,182 fresh COVID-19 infections and 178 deaths, pushing the …
  • Kerala records 22,182 fresh Covid-19 cases, 178 deaths September 16, 2021 2:35 pm There are currently 5,54,807 people under surveillance in various districts of Kerala, of whom 5,27,791 are in home or institutional quarantine and 27,016 in hospitals. (Representational Image)THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala on Thursday reported 22,182 fresh …
  • Febno Technologies to develop IT hub in Kerala September 15, 2021 8:59 am As part of enabling companies to provide IT and IT-related services in Kerala, Febno Technologies will establish an IT hub at Kinfra Techno Industrial Park, Kakkancheri, Malappuram. Industries Minister P Rajeev handed over the consent letter to Febno …
  • KINFRA IT and start-up complex opened in Kakkancherry; to create 1500 jobs  September 14, 2021 7:22 pm Express News Service MALAPPURAM: To boost IT-based businesses in the state, the state government opened a Standard Design Factory (SDF) for IT companies at KINFRA techno-industrial park (KTIP) at Kakkancherry in Malappuram on Tuesday. Industries minister P …
  • FSSAI suspends licences of 15 food business operators in Kerala September 14, 2021 7:13 pm Food safety watchdog FSSAI has suspended the licences of 15 food business operators in Kerala as they failed to comply with the requisite mandatory safety audits despite repeated reminders. To strengthen the food safety surveillance system, the Food Safety …
  • Absconding Maoist leader C P Usman arrested from Malappuram September 14, 2021 8:35 am Express News Service KOZHIKODE: The Police on Tuesday arrested C P Usman, the leader of the CPI (Maoist) who has been absconding for the past few years, from Pattikkad in Malappuram district. Usman is the third accused in the case related to the arrest of …
  • Mollywood actor Rizabawa dies at 54, industry mourns September 14, 2021 1:52 am Govinda's wife Sunita says, "our fight will never be resolved"; Krushna Abhishek wants to end fight with "Mama-mami" Popular Malayalam actor Rizabawa has died. He was aged 54. According to the latest updates, the actor died at a …

  • 15,951 test Covid positive in Kerala; test positivity rate at 15.41% September 27, 2021 3:52 am The total active cases at present are 1,63,280THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state witnessed 15,951 positive cases of the 1,03,484 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The test positivity rate is at 15.41%. The state also logged 165 Covid deaths, taking the toll …
  • 24 UAE flyers test positive at Mangaluru airport September 27, 2021 3:36 am Two dozen passengers who had planned to fly to the United Arab Emirates tested positive at Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) during mandatory rapid RT-PCR tests six hours prior to departure between August 18 and September 22. They were moved to …
  • KTU announces first National Service Scheme awards September 26, 2021 8:41 pm By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University (KTU) has announced its first National Service Scheme (NSS) awards. Ten NSS units and programme officers were selected for the award for best units. The best units will …
  • COVID-19: Kerala reports 15,951 fresh cases, 165 deaths September 26, 2021 5:27 pm Image Source : PTI There are currently 4,74,901 people under surveillance in various districts, of whom 4,53,119 are in home or institutional quarantine and 21,781 in hospitals.    Kerala reported 15,951 fresh COVID-19 cases on Sunday and 165 deaths, which …
  • Outcry strengthens to save the Bharathapuzha September 26, 2021 3:37 am Nature lovers in Palakkad, Thrissur and Malappuram districts are raising an outcry for saving the Bharathapuzha, the State’s second longest river after the Periyar. The outcry will echo on the banks of the river as they celebrate World Rivers Day on Sunday …
  • Official takes stock of safety aspects of Pollachi railway Jn September 25, 2021 12:23 am Coimbatore: A senior southern railway official inspected Pollachi railway junction on Friday to take stock of the safety aspects. While it was termed a routine inspection, the inspection by N Sree Kumar, Chief Transport Planning Manager, Southern Railway, …
  • 17,983 new cases in State September 25, 2021 12:03 am Kerala reported 17,983 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, when 1,10,523 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The State’s active case pool has been on a declining trend and it had 1,62,846 patients on Friday, with 15,054 patients reported to have …
  • Palakkad ganja seizure exposes Aluva drug racket September 24, 2021 2:22 am By Express News Service KOCHI: The seizure of 150kg of ganja from a bus carrying migrant workers from West Bengal in Palakkad last week has exposed a big racket based in Aluva involved in inter-state drug smuggling. Taking advantage of the lockdown curbs …
  • 62% of total Covid infections last week from Kerala; only state with over 1 lakh active cases: Govt September 23, 2021 5:19 pm Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, during a press conference on Thursday, said that 62.73% of the total COVID-19 cases in the country in the last week have been reported from Kerala. The minister added that Kerala is the only state in the country with …
  • Concern over suspected IS sleeper cells in Kerala September 23, 2021 12:25 pm The arrest of several persons from Kerala by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with terror-related cases recently has raised concern about suspected sleeper cells of the Islamic State (IS) operating in the State. A fortnight ago, the …
  • India logs 31,923 COVID cases; active cases decline to 3.01 lakh September 23, 2021 11:09 am Image Source : PTI. A medic administers a dose of COVID vaccine to a beneficiary in Srinagar.   India recorded new 31,923 cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 282 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the …
  • 11 roads handed over to highways dept September 23, 2021 1:19 am Coimbatore: The city corporation has handed over 11 roads measuring 41km to the state highways department for maintenance as it is going through a financial crunch. The civic body, which extends over an area of 257 sq km, has 2,700km roads in 100 wards. …
  • Crossing over worlds September 23, 2021 1:04 am Express News Service KOCHI: Soorya G K’s digital artworks are full of old-world charm. In one of the frames, two women in bright sarees with flowers on their hair are having a tete-a-tete on the roadside. They are in their own world, inside Vincent Van …
  • Lottery winner can't be denied prize just because she's the wife of a suspended agent: Kerala HC September 22, 2021 5:37 pm By Express News Service KOCHI: The Kerala High Court has directed the state government to disburse the first prize amount of Rs 40.95 lakh to a woman who won its 'Winwin' lottery draw. The government had denied the prize amount to the winner …
  • Attributing crimes related to narcotics to a particular religion is wrong: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan September 22, 2021 5:37 pm By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Attributing crimes related to narcotics to a particular religion is wrong, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday as he reiterated his opposition to the "narcotic and love jihad" remark by a Catholic …
  • Surgical Boom Market Share, Industry Growth, Trend, Drivers, Challenges, Key Companies by 2027 September 22, 2021 12:49 pm The increasing number of surgeries and rising number of hybrid operating rooms are driving the market for surgical boom. NEW YORK , NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, September 22, 2021 /⁨EINPresswire.com⁩/ -- The global Surgical Boom Market is forecast to …
  • Kerala reports 15,768 new Covid cases September 22, 2021 3:51 am The total number of active cases in state was 1,61,195. (Representational imaga)THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state reported 15,768 new cases in the 1,05,513 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours. The test positivity rate was 14.94%. At the same time, …
  • Pala bishop shouldn’t have made ‘narcotic jihad’ remark: Pinarayi September 22, 2021 3:49 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As criticism about his silence in the controversy triggered by Pala Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt grew, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday slammed the ‘narcotic jihad’ remark and said a man of his stature …
  • Kerala records 15,768 COVID-19 cases, 214 deaths September 22, 2021 3:25 am Kerala recorded 15,768 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the tally of COVID-19 cases in the state to 45,39,953. The death toll increased to 23,897 with 214 new fatalities. The number of people who recovered from the infection since Monday was 21,367 …
  • Kerala adds 15,768 fresh Covid-19 cases, 214 deaths September 21, 2021 3:37 pm Of the new cases, 100 were health workers, 124 from outside the state and 14,746 infected through contact with the source of it not clear in 798 cases. (Representational Image)THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala on Tuesday reported 15,768 fresh Covid-19 cases and …
  • Puppeteer who dared to automate shadow puppets to revive a dying art September 21, 2021 10:56 am He grew up watching the ochre shadows and dancing silhouettes of leather puppets popping up on the white cloth-screen at ‘koothumadams’ (temple theatre). While learning the maiden lessons of manipulating light from the oil lamps and creating beautiful …
  • Moodle LMS training for teachers starts Wednesday September 21, 2021 3:22 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The third cluster of the institution-level training programme on Moodle-based Learning Management System (LMS), for the faculty members of selected institutions from various districts, will be held from September …
  • Wild jumbos tortured on IIT Palakkad campus September 21, 2021 2:48 am Express News Service PALAKKAD: A screaming and chasing crowd, deafening sound of crackers and an unknown terrain. The sight of a herd of 16 wild elephants, including calves, huddled on the IIT campus at Kanjikode in Palakkad on Monday, was distressing. The …
  • Electrified railway line inspected September 21, 2021 12:20 am Coimbatore: Southern Railway officials led by commissioner of railway safety (CRS) Abhai Kumar Rai carried out a statutory safety inspection on the 43km-long newly-electrified railway section between Podanur and Pollachi Junction on Monday, The …
  • COVID-19: Kerala reports 15,692 fresh cases, active cases dip to 1,67,008 September 20, 2021 5:08 pm Image Source : PTI There are currently 4,96,103 people under surveillance in various districts, of whom 4,71,399 are in home or institutional quarantine and 24,704 in hospitals.   Kerala reported 15,692 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday and 92 deaths, pushing …
  • Watch: Herd of elephants shows up at under-construction IIT Palakkad campus September 20, 2021 4:46 pm A herd of 17 elephants showed up at the under-construction IIT campus in Palakkad Kerala early Monday morning and were later herded back to the nearby forest. The Palakkad district forest officer told PTI that after forest officials reached the area the …
  • Kerala Records 152 Deaths, 19653 Fresh Covid-19 Cases; Imposes Stringent Lockdown In Critical Areas September 20, 2021 2:54 am Kerala on Sunday recorded 152 deaths and 19,653 fresh Covid-19 cases. The state’s total caseload rose to 45,08,493 and fatalities to 23,591. Meanwhile, the State government on Sunday said special intensified, stringent lockdown restrictions will be …
  • 14-year-old boy rescued September 19, 2021 4:58 pm Railway Protection Force personnel at Mangaluru Junction rescued a 14-year-old boy from Surat who was travelling on Train No 6355 Gandhidham-Nagercoil Express on Saturday. After directions came from the Child Welfare Committee, the boy was lodged in a …
  • ‘Chappal salute’ by Youth Cong. September 17, 2021 7:15 am Youth Congress activists staged a unique protest against film actor and BJP MP, Suresh Gopi by enacting a symbolic ‘chappal salute’ here on Thursday. On Wednesday, Mr. Gopi had evoked criticism by asking a Police Sub Inspector to salute him at Thrissur. In …
  • Intensity of transmission comes down September 17, 2021 7:15 am The State logged 22,182 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, when 1,21,486 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. Now that the intensity of COVID-19 transmission has substantially come down and vaccination coverage has increased, the State has reached a …
  • Kerala records fresh 33,182 Covid cases, state govt withholds TPR data September 17, 2021 2:25 am Image Source : PTI However, 22,182 fresh positive cases, reported in the last 24 hours, out of 1,21,486 samples tested during the same period, gives a figure of 18.25 percent.   Kerala reported 22,182 fresh COVID-19 infections and 178 deaths, pushing the …
  • Kerala records 22,182 fresh Covid-19 cases, 178 deaths September 16, 2021 2:35 pm There are currently 5,54,807 people under surveillance in various districts of Kerala, of whom 5,27,791 are in home or institutional quarantine and 27,016 in hospitals. (Representational Image)THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala on Thursday reported 22,182 fresh …
  • Kerala: Man, who secretly lived with lover for 10 years in a room, weds her finally September 15, 2021 1:19 pm By PTI PALAKKAD: Rahman, who hit the headlines for keeping his lover Sajitha hidden in a single room in his house for 10 years without anyone's knowledge, finally married her legally at Nenmara here on Wednesday. They entered into wedlock under the …
  • Kerala startup’s Panther thermal imaging system catches attention of Army, police September 14, 2021 11:06 pm Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Indian Army and the Kerala Police have evinced keen interest in a 27-year-old Keralite’s startup that manufactures the state’s first-of-its-kind thermal imaging surveillance units - Panther. Cyriac Pius, the CEO …
  • FSSAI suspends licences of 15 food business operators in Kerala September 14, 2021 7:13 pm Food safety watchdog FSSAI has suspended the licences of 15 food business operators in Kerala as they failed to comply with the requisite mandatory safety audits despite repeated reminders. To strengthen the food safety surveillance system, the Food Safety …
  • Narcotic Jihad remark: Cong urges Kerala Govt to convene all-party meeting to end row September 14, 2021 6:07 pm Thiruvananthapuram: The opposition Congress on Tuesday urged the Kerala government to convene an all-party meeting to find a "permanent solution" to end the row over the 'narcotic jihad' remark by Pala Bishop Joseph Kallarangat and …
  • Efficient service delivery is more important than doing away with ‘sir’ and ‘madam,’ say citizens September 14, 2021 4:20 pm Even as the governing committees of more local bodies continue to do away with the self-aggrandizing titles of ‘sir’ and ‘madam’ and rush to pat themselves on the back for their perceived moral high ground, many citizens wonder what the hullabaloo is all …
  • Many government primary schools in Kozhikode continue to remain headless September 14, 2021 3:06 pm Government Mappila Upper Primary School, Chennamangallur, in Kozhikode, has over 1,200 students and Government Mappila Upper Primary School, Kodiyathur, has around 1,000. Both do not have a head teacher at the helm for the past couple of years. They are …
  • India Resurgence Fund invests $75 million in Thrissur Expressway September 14, 2021 10:48 am Piramal Enterprises and Bain Capital Credit-promoted India Resurgence Fund on Monday announced an investment of $75 million (Rs 555 crore) in Thrissur Expressway Limited, a part of Hyderabad based KMC Constructions Limited. IRF, which has investments from …
  • IndiaRF announces $75-million investment in Thrissur Expressway Ltd September 14, 2021 7:04 am   India Resurgence Fund, promoted by Piramal Enterprises Limited and Bain Capital Credit, along with international co-investors, has announced an investment of $75 million (₹555 crore) in Thrissur Expressway Limited (TEL), a part of the Hyderabad-based KMC …
  • COVID-19: Kerala records 15,058 fresh cases, TPR dips to 16.39 percent September 14, 2021 4:50 am Kerala recorded 15,058 fresh COVID-19 cases and 99 deaths on Monday, pushing the total tally of active cases to 2,08,773 and deaths to 22,650. The Test Positivity rate was reported at 16.39 percent in the state as 91,885 samples were tested in the past 24 …
  • Now, Mulanthuruthy to do away with ‘sir’, ‘madam’ September 14, 2021 3:19 am By Express News Service KOCHI: The concept of putting an end to using salutations like “sir” and “madam” in local self-government institutions seems to be getting a warm reception as several local bodies have started implementing a form of addressing staff …

  • 15,951 test Covid positive in Kerala; test positivity rate at 15.41% September 27, 2021 3:52 am The total active cases at present are 1,63,280THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state witnessed 15,951 positive cases of the 1,03,484 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The test positivity rate is at 15.41%. The state also logged 165 Covid deaths, taking the toll …
  • Top two in Kerala Congress face heat, Sudheeran firm on resignation September 27, 2021 12:02 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The new Congress state leadership on Sunday came in for sharp criticism not just from former state unit president V M Sudheeran who resigned from the political affairs committee alleging lack of adequate discussion …
  • KTU announces first National Service Scheme awards September 26, 2021 8:41 pm By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University (KTU) has announced its first National Service Scheme (NSS) awards. Ten NSS units and programme officers were selected for the award for best units. The best units will …
  • National motorcycle racing championships | Anish pulls off his first win of the season September 26, 2021 6:19 pm Bengaluru-based Anish Damodara Shetty (Race Concepts) pulled off a well-deserved win, his first of the season, in the premier Pro-stock 301-400cc category as the second round of the MRF MMSC FMSCI National motorcycle racing championships concluded at the …
  • COVID-19: Kerala reports 15,951 fresh cases, 165 deaths September 26, 2021 5:27 pm Image Source : PTI There are currently 4,74,901 people under surveillance in various districts, of whom 4,53,119 are in home or institutional quarantine and 21,781 in hospitals.    Kerala reported 15,951 fresh COVID-19 cases on Sunday and 165 deaths, which …
  • Outcry strengthens to save the Bharathapuzha September 26, 2021 3:37 am Nature lovers in Palakkad, Thrissur and Malappuram districts are raising an outcry for saving the Bharathapuzha, the State’s second longest river after the Periyar. The outcry will echo on the banks of the river as they celebrate World Rivers Day on Sunday …
  • Private schools in Kerala urge government to resume primary classes at a later stage September 25, 2021 10:52 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Even while supporting the reopening of schools in a phased manner from November 1, the huge concern of parents over Covid spread has now prompted unaided school managements to go for a re-think on permitting …
  • Cheraman mosque, India’s oldest, reclaims architectural heritage September 25, 2021 3:01 am Express News Service THRISSUR: The Cheraman Juma Masjid, the oldest mosque in the country, is all set to welcome visitors as part of the Muziris Heritage Tourism circuit. The renovation work to reclaim its architectural heritage is in the final stages.  …
  • Thrissur native bags sixth rank in UPSC exam September 25, 2021 3:00 am Express News Service THRISSUR: Meera K, a native of Thuvannur near Kechery here, has secured the sixth rank in the all-India Civil Services Examination held by UPSC. Meera, who completed Mechanical Engineering from Thrissur Government Engineering College …
  • Girls lead Kerala’s impressive show in coveted UPSC exam September 25, 2021 3:00 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala basked in civil services glory again when the results for the 2020 UPSC examinations were announced. As many as 11 candidates from the state figure in the top 100. K Meera, a native of Kolazhy in Thrissur, …
  • 17,983 new cases in State September 25, 2021 12:03 am Kerala reported 17,983 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, when 1,10,523 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The State’s active case pool has been on a declining trend and it had 1,62,846 patients on Friday, with 15,054 patients reported to have …
  • Rajini stamps his class, wins in style September 24, 2021 11:27 pm Veterans Rajini Krishnan (RACR) and Jagan Kumar (TVS Racing) posted brilliant but contrasting victories in their respective categories to light up the second round of the MRF-MMSC FMSCI National motorcycle racing championship at the MMRT, here on Saturday. …
  • Dream chasers: Bihar’s Shubham Kumar tops UPSC exam, Bhopal’s Jagrati second September 24, 2021 10:59 pm A freelance photographer, a dentist, a serving IPS officer who wanted to be in the IAS, the younger sister of a past UPSC topper, the son of an industrialist, a graduate of forensics sciences, a CBSE Board exam topper, and chasers of a dream that most …
  • Marriage between victim, accused not grounds for quashing case when magnitude of rape is grave: Kerala HC September 24, 2021 10:56 am By Express News Service KOCHI: In a landmark judgment, the Kerala High Court has observed that when the magnitude of the rape is so grave and heinous to shock the sense of justice, a settlement between the victim and accused and a marriage subsequently …
  • HC notice to Kerala govt over withdrawal of suspension of Excise officials in custodial death case September 24, 2021 10:56 am By Express News Service KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Friday issued a notice to the state government on a petition challenging the government order to withdraw the suspension of Excise department officers accused in a case in which a man died in the …
  • Schools turn into ‘Techies Parks’ September 24, 2021 3:03 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As many as 140 educational institutions in each assembly constituency in the state are in the process of being upgraded as ‘Techies Parks’ that not only provide free training in the latest technologies to the …
  • Watch: Mohanlal Speaks To His Die Hard Fan After Her Call To Meet The Superstar Went Viral September 23, 2021 9:43 pm A YouTube video of popular Malayalam superstar Mohanlal talking to one of his fans, Rugmini Mami, who is reportedly above 80 years of age, has been doing rounds on social media since then In the video, Mohanlal promised Rugmini, a native of Thrissur, …
  • Colleges opening in Kerala, Govt LLB students in trouble as Covid scare looms over state September 23, 2021 9:43 pm Kerala CM reveals reason behind increased mortality of senior citizens The second wave of the Covid pandemic in India has waned, but the pandemic situation in Kerala is grim, as the state contributes more than 60 percent of the national caseload. Amid the …
  • Writ plea in Kerala HC to set aside Thrissur corporation's master plan September 23, 2021 7:47 pm By Express News Service THRISSUR: While all political parties including Congress, which is the major opposition, avoid a proper discussion of the controversial master plan of Thrissur corporation, Aranattukara Development Committee chairman and Left …
  • 62% of total Covid infections last week from Kerala; only state with over 1 lakh active cases: Govt September 23, 2021 5:19 pm Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, during a press conference on Thursday, said that 62.73% of the total COVID-19 cases in the country in the last week have been reported from Kerala. The minister added that Kerala is the only state in the country with …
  • India logs 31,923 COVID cases; active cases decline to 3.01 lakh September 23, 2021 11:09 am Image Source : PTI. A medic administers a dose of COVID vaccine to a beneficiary in Srinagar.   India recorded new 31,923 cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 282 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the …
  • When Mohanlal was moved by the tears of his octogenarian fan, watch video September 22, 2021 12:40 pm Malayalam superstar Mohanlal recently made the wish of his die-hard fan Rugmini Mami come true. He spoke to Rugmini and also promised to meet her in person once the pandemic comes fully under control. The video of Mohanlal speaking with his octogenarian …
  • Delivery service start-up Errando plans expansion in South India September 22, 2021 7:15 am Errando, the first hyper local delivery start-up in Kerala providing B2B service to entrepreneurs who do not have their own delivery system, e-commerce businesses, delivery of commodities from the establishments of the choice of the customers or residences …
  • Kerala reports 15,768 new Covid cases September 22, 2021 3:51 am The total number of active cases in state was 1,61,195. (Representational imaga)THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state reported 15,768 new cases in the 1,05,513 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours. The test positivity rate was 14.94%. At the same time, …
  • Kerala records 15,768 COVID-19 cases, 214 deaths September 22, 2021 3:25 am Kerala recorded 15,768 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the tally of COVID-19 cases in the state to 45,39,953. The death toll increased to 23,897 with 214 new fatalities. The number of people who recovered from the infection since Monday was 21,367 …
  • No slavery in force, Kerala Police tell High Court September 22, 2021 12:48 am By Express News Service KOCHI: The police department has informed the Kerala High Court that ‘camp followers’ are not deployed for domestic work of IPS officers and that there is no slavery in the force. The court recorded the submission of Assistant …
  • Kerala adds 15,768 fresh Covid-19 cases, 214 deaths September 21, 2021 3:37 pm Of the new cases, 100 were health workers, 124 from outside the state and 14,746 infected through contact with the source of it not clear in 798 cases. (Representational Image)THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala on Tuesday reported 15,768 fresh Covid-19 cases and …
  • Kerala family hosts wedding of pet dog, serves chicken biryani for all including couple September 21, 2021 1:02 pm Express News Service THRISSUR: The spread of COVID-19 did not discourage a family here from organising the wedding of their pet dog on Monday. Acid, a Beagle owned by Shelly P K and family, got married to Jaanvi in a ceremony held at Kunnathurmana at …
  • Puppeteer who dared to automate shadow puppets to revive a dying art September 21, 2021 10:56 am He grew up watching the ochre shadows and dancing silhouettes of leather puppets popping up on the white cloth-screen at ‘koothumadams’ (temple theatre). While learning the maiden lessons of manipulating light from the oil lamps and creating beautiful …
  • Kerala govt wise, doing what needs to be done on Bishop remark row: Suresh Gopi September 21, 2021 10:38 am In an apparent support to the Kerala government, which is under attack from the opposition over its alleged inaction in relation to the Pala Bishop’s controversial ‘narcotic jihad’ comment, Rajya Sabha MP Suresh Gopi on Tuesday said the Pinarayi Vijayan- …
  • Pulluvan Pattu — songs for prosperity September 20, 2021 7:13 pm Pulluvan Paatu, the song dedicated to the serpent deities, is the traditional folk music of Kerala rendered to usher in the new year Folklore in general has been described as man’s dialogue with Nature. Interestingly, its communication assumes varied …
  • COVID-19: Kerala reports 15,692 fresh cases, active cases dip to 1,67,008 September 20, 2021 5:08 pm Image Source : PTI There are currently 4,96,103 people under surveillance in various districts, of whom 4,71,399 are in home or institutional quarantine and 24,704 in hospitals.   Kerala reported 15,692 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday and 92 deaths, pushing …
  • ‘Pawsome wedding’: Acid and Jhanvi ‘tie knot’ at plush resort September 20, 2021 12:35 pm It was a grand gala wedding for bridegroom Acid and bride Jhanvi, in perhaps a first of its kind event in Kerala but held in line with Covid protocols limiting the number of guests to the number prescribed Where the wedding at a plush resort in Kerala’s …
  • Kerala Agri Uni to popularise seedless watermelon varieties September 20, 2021 9:51 am Next time you go for kitchen or terrace garden farming, try the seedless watermelon varieties developed by Kerala Agricultural University. Christened Shonima and Swarna, these hybrid varieties were grown under a newly constructed polyhouse (10 cents) at …
  • Kerala Records 152 Deaths, 19653 Fresh Covid-19 Cases; Imposes Stringent Lockdown In Critical Areas September 20, 2021 2:54 am Kerala on Sunday recorded 152 deaths and 19,653 fresh Covid-19 cases. The state’s total caseload rose to 45,08,493 and fatalities to 23,591. Meanwhile, the State government on Sunday said special intensified, stringent lockdown restrictions will be …
  • Kerala: 19,325 test positive for Covid; TPR at 15.96% September 19, 2021 8:04 am Picture used for representational purpose onlyTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state witnessed 19,325 positive cases of the 1,21,070 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The test positivity rate is 15.96%. The state also logged 143 Covid deaths, taking the toll in …
  • COVID-19: Kerala reports 19,352 fresh cases, 143 deaths September 18, 2021 7:30 pm Image Source : PTI Among the districts, Ernakulam reported the highest number of cases - 2,626, followed by Thrissur with 2,329 and Kozhikode with 2,188, health minister Veena George said.   Kerala reported 19,352 fresh COVID-19 cases on Saturday, and 143 …
  • Kerala's Aniyan Midhun gears up for World Wushu Championship September 18, 2021 8:57 am By Express News Service KOCHI: Kerala native Aniyan Midhun is set to participate in the World Wushu Championship which will be held in Kyrgyzstan from September 23 to 27. The Thrissur native will be competing in the 70 kg category. Midhun is part of a four …
  • Scholarship denied, Hafeesha's incredible journey from poor family to UK varsity in trouble September 18, 2021 6:25 am Express News Service KOZHIKODE: It has been a tumultuous journey for 25-year-old Hafeesha T B from a poor family in Thrissur to get admission to the master's programme at the University of Sussex, England.  A journalism degree rank-holder and MA in …
  • Insha Allah [James 4:15] September 18, 2021 5:22 am In a unique translation of the Holy Book, 3,000 carefully chosen verses show the common ground between the Quran and the Bible After the first English translation of the Quran was published in 1733, there have been over 200 translations in English so far. …
  • Rush for antibody level tests in Kerala, doctors say not needed September 18, 2021 3:07 am Express News Service KOCHI: Several people have been approaching private hospitals and labs for testing their antibody levels to check the efficacy or response of the Covid vaccination. Antibodies induced by vaccination and generated through natural …
  • Nipah death in Kerala | The other virus amid a raging pandemic September 17, 2021 10:21 pm Kerala reported a new case of the Nipah virus on September 5 even as it continued to register the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country. A.S. Jayanth reports on an unprepared State’s scramble to deal with a familiar adversary and detect how it …
  • ‘Chappal salute’ by Youth Cong. September 17, 2021 7:15 am Youth Congress activists staged a unique protest against film actor and BJP MP, Suresh Gopi by enacting a symbolic ‘chappal salute’ here on Thursday. On Wednesday, Mr. Gopi had evoked criticism by asking a Police Sub Inspector to salute him at Thrissur. In …
  • Intensity of transmission comes down September 17, 2021 7:15 am The State logged 22,182 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, when 1,21,486 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. Now that the intensity of COVID-19 transmission has substantially come down and vaccination coverage has increased, the State has reached a …
  • Kerala records fresh 33,182 Covid cases, state govt withholds TPR data September 17, 2021 2:25 am Image Source : PTI However, 22,182 fresh positive cases, reported in the last 24 hours, out of 1,21,486 samples tested during the same period, gives a figure of 18.25 percent.   Kerala reported 22,182 fresh COVID-19 infections and 178 deaths, pushing the …
  • Kochi Corp begins 10-day camp for the disabled September 17, 2021 1:28 am By Express News Service KOCHI: The Kochi Corporation has started a 10-day camp to identify differently-abled individuals in the corporation area to provide them with various assistive devices. Mayor M Anilkumar, who inaugurated the camp, said the …
  • Kerala records 22,182 fresh Covid-19 cases, 178 deaths September 16, 2021 2:35 pm There are currently 5,54,807 people under surveillance in various districts of Kerala, of whom 5,27,791 are in home or institutional quarantine and 27,016 in hospitals. (Representational Image)THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala on Thursday reported 22,182 fresh …
  • Kerala's Guruvayur temple gets new head priest September 16, 2021 12:07 pm By Express News Service THRISSUR: Karakkatt Thekkepattu Manakkal Jayaprakashan Namboothiri (52) of Shoranur Kavalappara was on Thursday selected as the new melsanthi (head priest) of the Guruvayur temple. The term of the new melsanthi is for six months …
  • Salute practice can be done away with, but can’t be used for political discrimination: RS MP Suresh Gopi September 16, 2021 12:04 pm Rajya Sabha MP Suresh Gopi on Thursday said he believes the entire practice of saluting should be done away with, but there should not be any “political discrimination” in it. Gopi, on Wednesday, had courted controversy for allegedly demanding an honorary …
  • There shouldn't be political discrimination in respecting people, says actor-turned-MP Suresh Gopi September 16, 2021 9:07 am By Express News Service THRISSUR: Responding to the controversy over asking for a salute from a police officer, Suresh Gopi, actor-turned-MP, on Thursday said that there shouldn't be political discrimination in giving respect to people. "If the …
  • As stock indices hit a new high, this PSU is the top performer from Kerala September 15, 2021 5:22 pm Express News Service KOCHI: As the Indian stock markets scaled a new high with bellwether index BSE Sensex almost touching 59,000 points, a growth of 50.40% in the last 12 months, only six out of the 18 Kerala-based companies gave better returns while the …
  • Politely asked Kerala Police SI to salute, says Suresh Gopi September 15, 2021 5:11 pm (MENAFN - IANS) Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 15 (IANS) Superstar and Rajya Sabha member Suresh Gopi on Wednesday said he politely asked a Sub Inspector of the Kerala Police to salute him as he is a MP lawmaker. The incident occurred near Thrissur when he was on …
  • Row erupts as Rajya Sabha MP Suresh Gopi makes SI salute him in Kerala September 15, 2021 3:47 pm By Express News Service THRISSUR: Actor-turned-Rajya Sabha member Suresh Gopi courted controversy on Wednesday as he made a police sub-inspector (SI) salute him. The incident occurred when the MP visited Puthur in Thrissur district to distribute aid to …
  • FSSAI suspends licences of 15 food business operators in Kerala September 14, 2021 7:13 pm Food safety watchdog FSSAI has suspended the licences of 15 food business operators in Kerala as they failed to comply with the requisite mandatory safety audits despite repeated reminders. To strengthen the food safety surveillance system, the Food Safety …
  • Many government primary schools in Kozhikode continue to remain headless September 14, 2021 3:06 pm Government Mappila Upper Primary School, Chennamangallur, in Kozhikode, has over 1,200 students and Government Mappila Upper Primary School, Kodiyathur, has around 1,000. Both do not have a head teacher at the helm for the past couple of years. They are …
  • Alleged Covid protocol violation during businessman's son's wedding at Guruvayur temple September 14, 2021 1:23 pm By Express News Service KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the administrator of Guruvayur Devaswom to inform the court about the number of marriages conducted in the temple from August to date and the number of marriages allotted in each …
  • COVID-19: Kerala records 15,058 fresh cases, TPR dips to 16.39 percent September 14, 2021 4:50 am Kerala recorded 15,058 fresh COVID-19 cases and 99 deaths on Monday, pushing the total tally of active cases to 2,08,773 and deaths to 22,650. The Test Positivity rate was reported at 16.39 percent in the state as 91,885 samples were tested in the past 24 …

  • Heavy rainfall alert issued for several Kerala districts September 27, 2021 7:30 am The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has put 11 districts of Kerala on yellow alert on September 27 given the possibility of heavy rainfall. All districts, except Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Ernakulam, are on alert, according to a Monday morning …
  • 15,951 test Covid positive in Kerala; test positivity rate at 15.41% September 27, 2021 3:52 am The total active cases at present are 1,63,280THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state witnessed 15,951 positive cases of the 1,03,484 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The test positivity rate is at 15.41%. The state also logged 165 Covid deaths, taking the toll …
  • Cyclone Gulab nightmare in 'Uttar Andhra' September 27, 2021 3:05 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts plunged into darkness as Cyclone Gulab made landfall between Santhabommali and Vajrapukotturu, 20 km north of Kalingapatnam in Srikakulam district at 8:30 pm on Sunday. The landfall …
  • Extend Pune-Ernakulam train to Kanyakumari September 26, 2021 8:39 pm
  • COVID-19: Kerala reports 15,951 fresh cases, 165 deaths September 26, 2021 5:27 pm Image Source : PTI There are currently 4,74,901 people under surveillance in various districts, of whom 4,53,119 are in home or institutional quarantine and 21,781 in hospitals.    Kerala reported 15,951 fresh COVID-19 cases on Sunday and 165 deaths, which …
  • COVID-19 situation becoming less threatening: CM September 25, 2021 10:18 pm The COVID-19 situation in the State is becoming less threatening and the intensity of disease transmission has been coming down systematically now that over 91% of the eligible population has been covered with the first dose and 39.4% fully vaccinated …
  • 2,500 new COVID-19 cases in Ernakulam September 25, 2021 5:04 pm The district on Saturday recorded 2,500 cases of SARS-CoV2 with a test positivity rate of 15.29%. Udayamperoor recorded 91 new cases followed by Thripunithura (84), Chendamangalam (79), Thrikkakara (57), and Kothamangalam and Vengola (47 each). Just 567 …
  • Ernakulam Public Library joins National Digital Library of India September 25, 2021 11:51 am The more than 150-year-old Ernakulam Public Library (EPL) has joined the prestigious National Digital Library of India (NDLI), a digital repository of learning resources from across the country and abroad. NDLI is a National Mission on Education through …
  • In a manner of speaking September 25, 2021 6:35 am They made an entire generation laugh at the expense of the rich and famous, and how Let’s join Kalabhavan, my Appachi (father) has spoken to Fr Abel and he has asked us to join him,” Lal told Siddique. Naturally, Siddique was stunned. Though they were …
  • MDMA seizure: Excise probe team granted custody of two accused persons September 25, 2021 4:01 am By Express News Service KOCHI: The Excise Crime Branch team, probing the seizure of more than 1,100gm of MDMA from a flat at Vazhakkala, has been granted the custody of two people arrested in connection with the case. The three-day custody of Shifan Taj …
  • Seller delivers box stuffed with paper instead of high-end laptop September 25, 2021 4:01 am Express News Service KOCHI: When a 22-year-old engineering graduate placed an order for a high-end Acer laptop on the Amazon e-commerce portal a couple of months ago, she thought it would be the fulfilment of a long-cherished wish. And she was elated when …
  • Daily Covid vaccine count: How much is ideal? September 25, 2021 4:01 am Express News Service KOCHI: A recent gesture by Health Minister Veena George of felicitating a junior public health nurse from Chengannur for administering 893 vaccinations in seven-and-a-half hours had kicked up  a row. Ever since, the health experts in …
  • Cases of anonymous calls, messages on the rise September 25, 2021 4:00 am Express News Service KOCHI: While the police are yet to trace the person who sent the hoax bomb threat emails to officials of Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), the number of cases of making intimidating phone calls and messages has been on the rise in …
  • 17,983 new cases in State September 25, 2021 12:03 am Kerala reported 17,983 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, when 1,10,523 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The State’s active case pool has been on a declining trend and it had 1,62,846 patients on Friday, with 15,054 patients reported to have …
  • Supreme Court stays Kerala High Court proceedings over Centre's 10 per cent reservation to EWS September 24, 2021 4:16 pm By PTI NEW DELHI: In a significant development, the Supreme Court Friday stayed the Kerala High Court proceedings on a plea challenging the Centre's decision to grant 10 per cent reservation in jobs and admissions to candidates of the economically …
  • District Environment Plan for Ernakulam soon September 24, 2021 1:52 pm Ernakulam will soon have a District Environment Plan (DEP) that will enable local bodies and the district administration to set their own goals in environment management. The plan is being formulated on the directive of the Principal Bench of the National …
  • HC notice to Kerala govt over withdrawal of suspension of Excise officials in custodial death case September 24, 2021 10:56 am By Express News Service KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Friday issued a notice to the state government on a petition challenging the government order to withdraw the suspension of Excise department officers accused in a case in which a man died in the …
  • Kerala politician P C George booked for remarks against Health Minister Veena George September 24, 2021 10:56 am By Express News Service KOCHI: The police have registered a case of outraging the modesty of a woman against P C George, former MLA and Kerala Janapakshan (Secular) leader, for his remarks against Health Minister Veena George. The Ernakulam city police …
  • Land for Kochi metro’s Infopark extension to be handed over by December 31 September 24, 2021 5:43 am The entire 6.40 acres to be acquired for the Kochi metro’s Infopark extension will be handed over to Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) by December 31, District Collector Jafar Malik has said. It is in addition to the land needed to construct stations en …
  • Motorist alleges harassment by Kumbalam toll plaza staff September 24, 2021 3:21 am The Ernakulam District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has served notice on the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and the contracting firm entrusted with the operation, maintenance, and tolling (OMT) for the Edappally-Aroor NH 66 Bypass …
  • Southern Naval Command organises sail parade September 24, 2021 3:03 am By Express News Service KOCHI: To commemorate the 75th year of Independence, the Southern Naval Command (SNC) organised a sail parade in the Ernakulam channel on Thursday. A total of 75 personnel, including children from Navy Children School, participated …
  • Labour unrest at National Paints unit at Angamaly September 24, 2021 3:03 am Express News Service KOCHI:  In a setback to the Kerala government’s attempt to improve the investment climate in the state, National Paints, one of the leading paints manufacturers in the Middle East, is facing labour strife at its factory in Angamaly, …
  • Colleges opening in Kerala, Govt LLB students in trouble as Covid scare looms over state September 23, 2021 9:43 pm Kerala CM reveals reason behind increased mortality of senior citizens The second wave of the Covid pandemic in India has waned, but the pandemic situation in Kerala is grim, as the state contributes more than 60 percent of the national caseload. Amid the …
  • 62% of total Covid infections last week from Kerala; only state with over 1 lakh active cases: Govt September 23, 2021 5:19 pm Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, during a press conference on Thursday, said that 62.73% of the total COVID-19 cases in the country in the last week have been reported from Kerala. The minister added that Kerala is the only state in the country with …
  • India logs 31,923 COVID cases; active cases decline to 3.01 lakh September 23, 2021 11:09 am Image Source : PTI. A medic administers a dose of COVID vaccine to a beneficiary in Srinagar.   India recorded new 31,923 cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 282 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the …
  • Covid Vaccination Certificate September 23, 2021 7:29 am Incorrect date and venue of second vaccine dose in a COVID vaccination certificate prompted the Kerala High Court on Thursday to order an enquiry to ascertain whether it was a genuine mistake or some mischief. Justice P V Kunhikrishnan said if the …
  • Attributing crimes related to narcotics to a particular religion is wrong: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan September 22, 2021 5:37 pm By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Attributing crimes related to narcotics to a particular religion is wrong, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday as he reiterated his opposition to the "narcotic and love jihad" remark by a Catholic …
  • Tata Group to invest Rs 110 crore in health tech firm Karkinos September 22, 2021 5:31 pm Comprehensive oncology platform Karkinos has closed a funding round with the Tatas with an investment commitment of Rs 110 crore, according to industry sources. Tata group plans to invest about Rs 35 crore immediately and put in the rest of the capital in …
  • After Gandhis’ Shimla sojourn, reshuffle on cards in Congress September 22, 2021 1:41 pm After the Shimla confabulations of the Gandhis where Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are on vacation, it is expected that the Congress will push for an AICC reshuffle and put its house in order in the states. This follows the Punjab …
  • Indian Navy to hold sailing regattas and sail parade September 22, 2021 9:20 am New Delhi [India], September 22 (ANI): Indian Navy under the aegis of the Indian Naval Sailing Association (INSA) has planned to conduct sailing regattas and a sail parade by Sailing boats and dingies in all three Command Headquarters locations, informed …
  • Kerala reports 15,768 new Covid cases September 22, 2021 3:51 am The total number of active cases in state was 1,61,195. (Representational imaga)THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state reported 15,768 new cases in the 1,05,513 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours. The test positivity rate was 14.94%. At the same time, …
  • Kerala achieves milestone in Covid fight, one crore fully vaccinated September 22, 2021 3:49 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a major milestone in the fight against the pandemic, the number of people who has been administered both doses of Covid vaccine in the state crossed one crore on Tuesday. The state has also inoculated 90% of …
  • Kerala records 15,768 COVID-19 cases, 214 deaths September 22, 2021 3:25 am Kerala recorded 15,768 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the tally of COVID-19 cases in the state to 45,39,953. The death toll increased to 23,897 with 214 new fatalities. The number of people who recovered from the infection since Monday was 21,367 …
  • Man who stole car from Goa nabbed September 22, 2021 1:41 am Coimbatore: The city police on Tuesday detained a youth who had rented a car using fake IDs in Goa. He will be handed over to Goa police on Wednesday. Three of his friends managed to escape. Police said Mohammed Nowfal, 22, of Ernakulam in Kerala, and …
  • Flesh trade racket rampant in rural areas of Ernakulam September 22, 2021 1:28 am By Express News Service KOCHI: The rural areas of the district have become a soft target for sex rackets that bring in girls from Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Bangladesh, say police. Officers have collected details of such a gang after a woman …
  • Govt appoints panel to probe Church land deal September 22, 2021 12:48 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government has appointed a six-member inquiry panel headed by assistant land revenue commissioner Beena A Anand to investigate the controversial land deal of the Syro-Malabar Church in Aluva. The …
  • Kerala adds 15,768 fresh Covid-19 cases, 214 deaths September 21, 2021 3:37 pm Of the new cases, 100 were health workers, 124 from outside the state and 14,746 infected through contact with the source of it not clear in 798 cases. (Representational Image)THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala on Tuesday reported 15,768 fresh Covid-19 cases and …
  • Indian Navy to conduct sailing regattas September 21, 2021 1:31 pm As part of commemorative activities of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Indian Navy, under the aegis of Indian Naval Sailing Association (INSA), will conduct sailing regattas.HYDERABAD: Yachting events will be conducted by the Indian Navy to popularise sailing …
  • An auto-driver who won Rs 12 crore Kerala lottery, and a cook who didn’t September 21, 2021 10:38 am After intense speculations, a 58-year-old auto-rickshaw driver from Ernakulam district of Kerala was adjudged the winner of the Rs 12 crore Thiruvonam Bumper Lottery instituted by the state government. Jayapalan P R, a resident of Maradu in Kochi, was …
  • Cong-led UDF red flags Vijayan's Rs 63,000 Cr K-Rail project September 21, 2021 7:55 am (MENAFN- IANS) Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 (IANS) A sub-committee of the Congress-led UDF, which was given the task of studying the Rs 63,941 crore 'K-Rail', a state-of-the-art joint venture of the Indian Railways and the State Government, on …
  • Moodle LMS training for teachers starts Wednesday September 21, 2021 3:22 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The third cluster of the institution-level training programme on Moodle-based Learning Management System (LMS), for the faculty members of selected institutions from various districts, will be held from September …
  • Kerala to host international football tournament, announce collaboration with AIFF September 20, 2021 6:51 pm Kerala is set to host the Santosh Trophy and many other football tournaments in a partnership with the AIFF... The government of Kerala has announced a collaboration with the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to host an international women's …
  • COVID-19: Kerala reports 15,692 fresh cases, active cases dip to 1,67,008 September 20, 2021 5:08 pm Image Source : PTI There are currently 4,96,103 people under surveillance in various districts, of whom 4,71,399 are in home or institutional quarantine and 24,704 in hospitals.   Kerala reported 15,692 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday and 92 deaths, pushing …
  • State can't claim helplessness in implementing judicial orders: Kerala High Court September 20, 2021 4:50 pm By PTI KOCHI: The state government cannot claim helplessness in implementing judicial directions by citing apprehensions of breach of peace and threat of violence when it has the mechanism to ensure compliance of lawful orders, the Kerala High Court has …
  • Local bodies in Ernakulam asked to hike user fee for doorstep waste collection September 20, 2021 2:34 pm The Department of Local Self Government has asked local bodies in Ernakulam to increase the user fee for doorstep collection of non-biodegradable waste as per the government guidelines. The recommendation came after it was found that 17 grama panchayats …
  • Kerala Records 152 Deaths, 19653 Fresh Covid-19 Cases; Imposes Stringent Lockdown In Critical Areas September 20, 2021 2:54 am Kerala on Sunday recorded 152 deaths and 19,653 fresh Covid-19 cases. The state’s total caseload rose to 45,08,493 and fatalities to 23,591. Meanwhile, the State government on Sunday said special intensified, stringent lockdown restrictions will be …
  • Kochi Metro to roll out e-autos from November 1 September 20, 2021 2:39 am By Express News Service KOCHI: To provide last-mile connectivity to metro commuters, the Kochi Metro will roll out e-autos from November 1. The project is operated by Ernakulam Auto Rickshaw Drivers Co-operative Society, a body consisting of all six trade …
  • Kerala: 19,325 test positive for Covid; TPR at 15.96% September 19, 2021 8:04 am Picture used for representational purpose onlyTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state witnessed 19,325 positive cases of the 1,21,070 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The test positivity rate is 15.96%. The state also logged 143 Covid deaths, taking the toll in …
  • Kerala CM inaugurates Digital Hub; aims to have 15K start-ups in next 5 yrs September 19, 2021 3:10 am Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has inaugurated "Digital Hub" with a capacity to support 200 start-ups via video conferencing, said a press release from Chief Minister's Office. The project is completed at Kalamassery in Ernakulam district. …
  • Kerala CM inaugurates digital hub September 19, 2021 1:20 am Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], September 19 (ANI): Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has inaugurated "Digital Hub" with a capacity to support 200 start-ups via video conferencing, said a press release from Chief Minister's Office. The …
  • Kin alleges body of Covid victim handed over had maggots, MCH refutes it September 18, 2021 10:50 pm By Express News Service KOCHI: The family of Kunjumon, 86, who died of Covid on Tuesday while under treatment at Government Medical College Hospital (MCH), Ernakulam, alleged that his body was found  with maggots. The body of Kunjumon, a resident of …
  • COVID-19: Kerala reports 19,352 fresh cases, 143 deaths September 18, 2021 7:30 pm Image Source : PTI Among the districts, Ernakulam reported the highest number of cases - 2,626, followed by Thrissur with 2,329 and Kozhikode with 2,188, health minister Veena George said.   Kerala reported 19,352 fresh COVID-19 cases on Saturday, and 143 …
  • NATPAC to ready revised list of black spots in Ernakulam September 18, 2021 5:32 pm The National Transportation Planning and Research Centre (NATPAC) will submit a revised list of accident-prone black spots in Ernakulam district within a month to the Kerala Road Safety Authority (KRSA) for road-owning agencies to initiate accident …
  • Police bust alleged sex racket in Kochi September 18, 2021 3:36 pm The Kalady police on Saturday busted an alleged sex racket and arrested five persons from a lodge at Mattoor Junction along Airport Road in Kochi, Kerala. The arrested are Jagan, 24, of Kollam; Ebin, 33, of Mookkannoor; Noyal, 21, of Vengoor; Dhanesh, 29, …
  • Shashi Tharoor asks for immediate change of leadership in Congress September 18, 2021 1:55 pm Image Source : PTI "If Rahul Gandhi wishes to take over, it should happen quickly," said Tharoor to the media as he arrived near Ernakulam on a day that saw the party's Punjab unit implode.   Senior Congress leader and Three-time …
  • Tharoor asks for immediate change of leadership in Congress September 18, 2021 10:13 am Three-time Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor on Saturday said there should be a new leadership of the Congress party. “None has spoken a word against Sonia Gandhi, but she herself is saying she wishes to step down and hence a new …
  • Muthoottu Mini Financiers launches 3 zonal offices for customer experience September 18, 2021 6:36 am Muthoottu Mini Financiers Ltd, one of the largest Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFC) in India, announced the launch of three new zonal offices across India to upgrade operational efficiency and to provide better customer experience. The newly …
  • Writing on the wall: Kochi’s libraries have lost readers September 18, 2021 4:02 am Express News Service KOCHI: During the Covid pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, many people re - turned to long-lost reading habits. According to leading bookstores in the city, their online sales increased during the pandemic. Few of the prominent …
  • Nod to start land takeover for proposed greenfield highway September 18, 2021 4:01 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The proposed greenfield national highway parallel to MC Road (SH-1 and NH 183) connecting the capital city to Angamaly via Kottarakkara and Kottayam as part of the Bharat Mala Pariyojana moves a step closer with the …
  • Ecological study of bats must to check Nipah outbreaks in Kerala: Experts September 18, 2021 3:07 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Experts have suggested a detailed ecological study of bats in the state to understand the repeated Nipah outbreaks. The suggestion is in the backdrop of the findings by the State Institute of Animal Diseases (SIAD) …
  • Nipah death in Kerala | The other virus amid a raging pandemic September 17, 2021 10:21 pm Kerala reported a new case of the Nipah virus on September 5 even as it continued to register the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country. A.S. Jayanth reports on an unprepared State’s scramble to deal with a familiar adversary and detect how it …
  • BJP Malappuram leadership organize d'ua to celebrate PM Modi's birthday September 17, 2021 5:06 pm By Express News Service MALAPPURAM: BJP Malappuram district leadership on Friday celebrated the 71st birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by organizing a d'ua, a prayer considered as a profound act of worship to God by the Muslims. Around 20 people …
  • K R Vishwambharan, Oushadhi chairman and ex-VC of Kerala Agriculture University, passes away September 17, 2021 11:39 am By Express News Service KOCHI: KR Vishwambharan, chairman of Kerala government-owned Oushadhi and former vice-chancellor of Kerala Agriculture University (KAU), passed away here on Friday. He was 72. Vishwambharan, who also served as deputy director of the …
  • Intensity of transmission comes down September 17, 2021 7:15 am The State logged 22,182 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, when 1,21,486 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. Now that the intensity of COVID-19 transmission has substantially come down and vaccination coverage has increased, the State has reached a …
  • State govt taking steps to promote sports, especially football: Kerala CM September 17, 2021 4:13 am For development of sports, especially football, in Kerala, the government is working to ensure more playgrounds and stadiums in all panchayats in the state and new policies for promoting sports will also be implemented from January next year, Chief …
  • Kerala records fresh 33,182 Covid cases, state govt withholds TPR data September 17, 2021 2:25 am Image Source : PTI However, 22,182 fresh positive cases, reported in the last 24 hours, out of 1,21,486 samples tested during the same period, gives a figure of 18.25 percent.   Kerala reported 22,182 fresh COVID-19 infections and 178 deaths, pushing the …
  • Nellikkuzhi murder: Stalker learnt about Bihar gun hub via internet September 17, 2021 1:28 am Express News Service KOCHI: The 32-year-old stalker who shot a dental college student before killing himself at Nellikkuzhi in Kothamangalam had searched the internet extensively to learn about the illegal gun hub of Munger district in Bihar from where he …
  • Kochi Corp begins 10-day camp for the disabled September 17, 2021 1:28 am By Express News Service KOCHI: The Kochi Corporation has started a 10-day camp to identify differently-abled individuals in the corporation area to provide them with various assistive devices. Mayor M Anilkumar, who inaugurated the camp, said the …
  • Differently abled persons tie the knot September 16, 2021 9:16 pm Babu Paul, resident of Don Bosco Sneha Bhavan since 2000, married Merlin Varghese on Thursday at St. Mary’s Syrian Church at Palluruthy in Kochi of Kerala. The wedding was a vociferous and joyous celebration of the lives of two differently abled persons, …
  • Covid in Kerala: Active caseload falling, but death figures still high September 16, 2021 6:23 pm Kerala’s active Covid-19 caseload continued to decline Thursday, as daily recoveries outnumbered the new infections. The state reported 22,182 new cases and 26,563 recoveries, taking the active caseload to 1,86,190. Though the state government stopped …
  • Kerala records 22,182 fresh Covid-19 cases, 178 deaths September 16, 2021 2:35 pm There are currently 5,54,807 people under surveillance in various districts of Kerala, of whom 5,27,791 are in home or institutional quarantine and 27,016 in hospitals. (Representational Image)THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala on Thursday reported 22,182 fresh …
  • Kerala Blasters, Gokulam set to operate government football academies September 16, 2021 2:19 pm Kerala Blasters and Gokulam Kerala are involved in a govenment initiative to set up academies in the state... The government of Kerala has announced plans to set up residential football academies across the state with the help of the Indian Super League ( …
  • Kottuvally winter vegetable farming begins September 16, 2021 7:01 am By Express News Service KOCHI: Utilising the favourable weather condition in Ernakulam, Kottuvally panchayat began winter vegetable farming across all wards on Wednesday. Aimed at creating a culture of regular farming among the residents of the panchayat, …
  • HC asks Kerala govt to make legislation for action against those who challenge prosecution September 15, 2021 1:19 pm By Express News Service KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to look into the issue that there is no law in force to take action against a retired officer who is going against the prosecution in a criminal case.  The …
  • Will Vijayan's hegemony continue as CPI-M begins party meetings? September 15, 2021 6:46 am (MENAFN - IANS) Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 15 (IANS) Ahead of the upcoming State party conference, the one thing which is being looked upon is, will the total dominance of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the party continue unabated, as has been the state …
  • Don’t run into danger September 14, 2021 11:45 pm Express News Service KOCHI: Two women were killed and two others injured on Saturday when a car rushing a doctor to hospital for emergency cardiac care ran headlong into the four, who were out for their morning walk near Pazhangad in Kizhakkambalam A 45- …
  • Guest Vax: Half of Ernakulam’s migrant workers vaccinated against Covid September 14, 2021 11:45 pm By Express News Service KOCHI: Ernakulam district has successfully vaccinated over 50 per cent of its guest workers. The special vaccination campaign titled Guest Vax has reached 13, 44,760 migrant workers through 117 special camps. Of the lot, 44,300 …
  • FSSAI suspends licences of 15 food business operators in Kerala September 14, 2021 7:13 pm Food safety watchdog FSSAI has suspended the licences of 15 food business operators in Kerala as they failed to comply with the requisite mandatory safety audits despite repeated reminders. To strengthen the food safety surveillance system, the Food Safety …