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  • No teachers to teach: Kerala government comes up with 'sham ideas' to hoodwink Plus 2 students June 14, 2021 4:58 am Express News Service KASARAGOD: Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS), Chandragiri: Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Economics, Zoology, Botany, Hindi.  If you thought these are the subjects taught in classes 11 and 12 in these schools, you are wrong. These …
  • Kerala: Into the wild to attend online classes June 14, 2021 4:58 am Express News Service KANNUR: Around half an hour ahead of their scheduled online classes, around 70 students of Panniyode tribal colony near Kannavam take their books and start their daily walk to the forest nearby. The aim is to climb atop the temporary …
  • Kerala: Mom's partner beats one-year-old with firewood June 14, 2021 2:49 am By Express News Service KANNUR: A one-year-old girl was brutally beaten by her mother’s partner with a piece of firewood at Kanichar near Peravoor. The Kelakam police on Sunday arrested Puthenveettil Ratheesh, 39, and the girl’s mother, Vittayath Ramya, 24 …
  • Role of traditional medicine against SARS CoV-2 June 14, 2021 1:16 am Traditional medicine has been used for centuries to ward off diseases and pathogens. With the vast spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the pathogen responsible for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), scientists …
  • M V Jayarajan criticises HC order on minority scholarship June 14, 2021 12:40 am By Express News Service KOZHIKODE: CPM state committee member and Kannur district secretary M V Jayarajan has come out strongly against the High Court verdict on the minority scholarship saying that the court did not consider the social realities of the …
  • Stepfather held for beating toddler, mother for not stopping him June 13, 2021 3:09 pm A man was arrested in Kerala’s Kannur for beating his year-old stepdaughter with firewood, leaving her with injuries on the face and head, police said on Sunday. The man was identified as Puthenveetil Ratheesh, 39. Mother C.V. Remya, 24, was also taken …
  • Kannur horror: One-year-old girl hospitalised after stepdad thrashes her in a fit of rage June 13, 2021 11:45 am By Express News Service KANNUR: Police on Sunday arrested the stepfather and mother for brutally thrashing their one-year-old girl. According to the police, 39-year-old Puthenveettil Ratheesh and Chengom Vittayarh Ramya (24) have been taken into custody …
  • Rape and torture case: Police intensify search for two friends of accused Martin June 13, 2021 3:24 am By Express News Service KOCHI: The city police have initiated another inquiry to track down two acquaintances of Martin Joseph, who was detained in connection with the rape and torture of a 27-year-old fashion designer from Kannur at a luxury flat here. …
  • Search on for remaining Malayali IS cadre in Syria, Afghanistan June 13, 2021 1:22 am Express News Service KOZHIKODE: Efforts are on to track down the remaining Malayali Islamic State (IS) male cadre, even as India debates the pros and cons of bringing back the Malayali woman IS members who surrendered and are now lodged in Kabul jail. …
  • At 104, Janakiyamma swats coronavirus, leaves docs pop-eyed June 12, 2021 12:23 pm By Express News Service KANNUR: When 104-year-old Janakiyamma of Annur was brought to Pariyaram Medical College Hospital (MCH) on May 31 with low blood oxygen saturation levels, the hospital authorities had little hope that she would recover considering …
  • Kochi rape and torture case: City police chief admits to lapses June 12, 2021 3:19 am By Express News Service KOCHI: A  day after the Kochi City police arrested Martin Joseph, who is accused  of raping and torturing a 27-year-old fashion designer after detaining  her in a luxury flat in the city for nearly a month, City Police Commissioner …
  • Kochi rape and torture case: Accused Martin not ready to accept all charges, say cops June 12, 2021 3:19 am Express News Service KOCHI: Martin Joseph, who was arrested following days-long hot pursuit in connection with a complaint that he had raped and tortured a 27-year-old fashion designer from Kannur after detaining her  in a luxury flat in Kochi for nearly a …
  • Prasar Bharati Audience Research Releases NewsOnAir Radio Live stream Rankings June 12, 2021 12:28 am By Chennaivision in National News, News June 12, 2021 More than 240 Radio Services of All India Radio are livestreamed on NewsOnAir App, Prasar Bharati’s official App. These All India Radio Streams on NewsOnAir App have a large number of listeners not just …
  • Spread of infectious diseases via inter-state travel: ‘Well-connected’ Indian metros rank high on risk map June 11, 2021 2:48 pm A hazard map of Indian cities, accounting for the potential of spreading infectious diseases from typical outbreak locations through inter-city travel, has placed Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Jhansi, Pune and …
  • Centenarian woman beats COVID in 11 days, leaves hospital in Kerala June 11, 2021 12:41 pm By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A centenarian woman has beaten COVID-19 in 11 days and left hospital in northern Kannur district of Kerala, infusing a fresh vigour to the overworked health fraternity in the state which is striving to contain the infection. The …
  • Monsoon rainfall likely to pick up over Kerala in the next few days June 11, 2021 11:19 am However, a vigorous phase does not seem to be on the cards at the moment, according to the India Meteorological Department's Meteorological Centre in Thiruvananthapuram After an uneventful start to the 2021 season, southwest monsoon rainfall is …
  • Kerala Police to investigate financial means of rape accused Martin Joseph June 11, 2021 7:14 am The Kochi City police have launched a detailed investigation into the financial means and livelihood of the rape-accused Martin Joseph who was arrested from a hideout at Mundoor in Thrissur district on Thursday night after a three-day-long intense manhunt. …
  • Kochi flat rape case: Police nab main accused from Thrissur June 11, 2021 5:34 am Kochi: The main accused in case of alleged rape and torture of a 27-year-old woman in a flat at Kochi from February 15 to March 8 was arrested by police from Thrissur district on Thursday night. Martin Joseph, the main accused, was caught from Peramangalam …
  • Congress needs to go back to volunteer services: K Sudhakaran June 11, 2021 2:09 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Congress state president-designate, K Sudhakaran, knows well that what he has accepted is a seat of thorns. Being a leader who draws his energy from challenges, Sudhakaran is confident of overhauling the …
  • Kochi rape and torture case: Day after lookout notice, cops yet to zero-in on accused June 9, 2021 10:23 pm By Express News Service KOCHI: The city police, investigating the disappearance of 33-year-old Martin Joseph, the prime accused in the rape and assault of a 27-year-old woman for nearly a month at a posh apartment here, appear to be groping in the dark. …
  • Mullappally leaves Congress HQ as ‘contented’ man June 9, 2021 10:18 pm Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Outgoing Congress state president Mullappally Ramachandran, 76, has said he is leaving the office as a contented man. He did not blame any factional leader for not allowing him to execute certain party decisions, …
  • Dream project drawn up for free landing and parking at Kochi airport, says outgoing chief June 9, 2021 3:35 pm By Express News Service KOCHI: The Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) has drawn up a master plan to transform the Kochi airport into a zero landing and parking fee airport by 2030, said V J Kurian, who stepped down as CIAL MD on Wednesday. “The plan …
  • A fighter to the core, strongman K Sudhakaran's elevation as KPCC chief greeted with cheer in Kannur June 9, 2021 8:18 am Express News Service KANNUR: For Congressmen here, his name epitomises courage, confidence and grit. For them, it has always been an uphill task to take the party forward braving the high walls of resistance in the CPM strongholds here and K Sudhakaran, …
  • ‘Kannur style’ fame K Sudhakaran announces his appointment as Kerala Congress chief June 9, 2021 3:52 am Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday named Lok Sabha member K Sudhakaran (73), the new president of the Kerala PCC with the mission to rebuild the party in the state, which is in a shambles post the assembly poll defeat, to face the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. …
  • Kochi rape and torture case: Police registered plaint on April 8 but waited June 9, 2021 2:45 am Express News Service KOCHI: The police have drawn flak for their failure to arrest the prime accused in a shocking case in which a woman was raped and assaulted for two months in a posh apartment in Kochi despite filing a complaint on April 8. The case …
  • In Sudhakaran, Congress finds Pinarayi’s match June 9, 2021 2:45 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kannur MP K Sudhakaran has been appointed the new state Congress president. The party’s former chief Rahul Gandhi informed him of the high command’s decision on Tuesday.The high command appointed Sudhakaran — in …
  • K Sudhakaran, Pinarayi's counterpart in college, is a leader baptised by fire June 9, 2021 2:45 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Political  life has never been a cakewalk for Kudumbakudi Sudhakaran. Coming from Kannur, the Communist fortress, Sudhakarn’s political life is marked by tough challenges and even tougher fights. His daredevil …
  • Who is K. Sudhakaran: New Kerala Congress chief succeeds Ramachandran June 9, 2021 1:41 am COVID bed for ₹3,000 in Vijayapura hospital https://data1.ibtimes.co.in/en/full/760324/covid-bed-3000-vijayapura-hospital.jpg COVID bed for ₹3,000 in Vijayapura hospitalIBTimes IN https://data1.ibtimes.co.in/en/full…
  • Kochi woman forced to drink urine, brutally thrashed by partner for weeks [shocking details] June 9, 2021 1:40 am Attendants putting lives of COVID patients in danger; shocking trend proven deadly It was recently reported that there's an increase in domestic violence cases ever since the COVID lockdowns came into effect in 2020. But a spine-chilling incident has …
  • Kodakara heist: Dharmarajan moves court to get back Rs 1 crore of looted money June 8, 2021 11:42 pm By Express News Service THRISSUR: Businessman and RSS worker Dharmarajan lodged a petition before the Irinjalakuda Judicial Magistrate on Tuesday via online to get back Rs 1 crore of the looted money in the Kodakara money heist. The  latest move by …
  • K. Sudhakaran nominated as Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee president June 8, 2021 7:15 pm The Congress high command on Tuesday nominated K. Sudhakaran, MP, as the next Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president. Mr. Sudhakaran, 73, said Rahul Gandhi had informed him of the decision. "Rahul has a task cut out for me. He wants me to …
  • K. Sudhakaran is Congress’ new Kerala chief, stresses unity (2nd Lead) June 8, 2021 6:23 pm Congress veteran K. Sudhakaran was on Tuesday appointed as the party’s new Kerala unit President. “Rahul Gandhi called up and conveyed the news,” a beaming Sudhakaran told the media here. “I see this as a huge responsibility and I accept the challenge and …
  • Kannur MP K Sudhakaran appointed as president of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee June 8, 2021 5:29 pm By ANI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:: Member of Parliament from Kerala's Kannur, K Sudhakaran has been appointed as the president of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) on Tuesday. Meanwhile, K Suresh, PT Thomas, and T Siddique have been appointed as …
  • People throng liquor shops in Puducherry after curbs eased June 8, 2021 1:14 pm Liquor shops in Puducherry witnessed a heavy rush after the Union Territory relaxed lockdown norms and allowed opening of these outlets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arrack shops are also open in the Union Territory. The liquor shops and arrack shops were closed …
  • Firebrand Sudhakaran named chief of Cong’s Kerala unit June 8, 2021 11:37 am A month after the Congress’s demoralising defeat in Assembly elections in Kerala, the party high command Tuesday appointed Lok Sabha MP K Sudhakaran as the state unit president and named three working presidents to assist him. Lok Sabha MP Kodikkunnil …
  • Kannur launches ‘kappa challenge’ to help farmers June 8, 2021 7:57 am The Kannur District Panchayat has come with “kappa (tapioca) challenge” to help farmers who are struggling to find a market to sell their produce due to the extended lockdown owing to a surge in COVID-19 diseases. At present, more than 380 tonnes of …
  • Decks cleared for Kannur Cong veteran Sudhakaran as new president June 8, 2021 4:38 am Barring any last minute hiccups, decks have been cleared for Kannur Congress veteran K. Sudhakaran to be appointed as the new party president of Kerala. Mullapally Ramachandran has put in his papers after the April 6 assembly polls debacle. The 73-year-old …
  • Congress ignores chieftains again, Sudhakaran to be named state president June 8, 2021 12:45 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Close on the heels of VD Satheesan’s appointment as the opposition leader against the wishes of prominent groups in the party, the Congress central leadership is set to neglect ‘chieftains’ again and appoint …
  • Down in dumps, Kerala tourism looks for new idea June 8, 2021 12:45 am Express News Service KOCHI: V Harris, 64, had never witnessed a downturn in the tourism industry since setting up his resort in Kannur’s Kadalayi, a small town known for its idyllic beaches, rivers and waterfalls, some 15 years back. The outbreak of Covid- …
  • Operation P-Hunt: Kerala Police's attempt to demolish patrons of child pornography continues June 7, 2021 2:39 pm Should someone need to get tested for coronavirus if fully vaccinated? In an attempt to bust the patrons of child pornography, the Kerala police is steadily continuing its mission named 'Operation P-Hunt' in the state. According to reports from …
  • Three including a couple die after ambulance crashes into roadside tree in Kannur June 7, 2021 12:22 pm By Express News Service KANNUR: Three people, including a couple, died in an accident at Mundayadu, about 5 km from Kannur, after the ambulance in which they were travelling hit a tree on the roadside early on Monday morning. The deceased were identified …
  • Three killed in ambulance accident in Kannur June 7, 2021 6:20 am Three persons, including the driver of an ambulance, were killed when the vehicle crashed into a tree at Elayavoor here on Monday morning The accident happened around 5.30 a.m. when the driver of the ambulance that was going to Kannur with a patient lost …
  • Three people die after ambulance crashes into a roadside tree in Kannur June 7, 2021 4:55 am By Express News Service KANNUR: Three people died in an accident at Mundayad, near Kannur, after an ambulance hit a tree on the roadside. According to the police, the people who died in the accident are Bijo (45), his sister Rajina (37) and OV Nidhin Raj ( …
  • ‘Flora the passion’ scientific illustration awards declared June 6, 2021 10:15 pm By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Aranyakam Nature Foundation organised ‘Flora the passion’, a scientific illustration competition as part of World Environment Day celebrations. Around 150 people participated in four different categories. Dr …
  • Covid-19: 17,328 new cases, 209 more deaths in Kerala June 6, 2021 2:23 am BREAKING RULES: Without adhering to the Covid-19 regulations, people participate in a fish auction at Vizhinjam on Saturday.THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state reported 17,328 new positive cases and recorded 209 more Covid-19-related fatalities taking the toll …
  • K in SRTC buses now belongs to both Kerala, Karnataka June 5, 2021 3:16 am After several years of legal battle at the Registrar of Trade Marks, Kerala State Road Transport Corporation has won the right to acronym KSRTC, which is also used by Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation. In 2014, Karnataka SRTC had got the acronym …
  • What’s in a KSRTC? June 5, 2021 1:11 am It’s a unique brand war. For nine years, Karnataka and Kerala have been battling to secure the trademark, “KSRTC”, for their respective state-owned public transport corporations. Earlier this week, Kerala announced that the Trademarks Registry has ruled in …
  • 'Forgotten Frontline Workers': Indian Bank Employees Struggle to Have Decent Working Conditions June 5, 2021 12:32 am India 19:49 GMT 04.06.2021Get short URL The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a devastating impact on almost every sector of India, including the banking system. Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the country's bankers have been working as part of …
  • Battle Lines Drawn For Kerala PCC Chief Post, High Command Seeking Consensus June 4, 2021 12:27 pm The stalemate over the appointment of the new president of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) continues even after a five-member Committee submitting its report to Congress President Sonia Gandhi early this week. The fact-finding committee, headed by …
  • Small sellers go from IRL to URL June 3, 2021 4:21 pm A year into the pandemic, 'homepreneurs' and small businesses from tier II and tier III cities are finding their feet online via a growing list of platforms In Mumbai, engineer-turned-artist Bindiya Shetty puts brush to paper to create a painting …
  • IATA agents suggest measures for tourism revival in Kerala June 3, 2021 7:46 am To revive and rebuild tourism in God’s Own Country, IATA Agents Association of India (IAAI) has suggested forming a Tourism Taskforce under the Kerala government with proper representation of industry stakeholders including associations. IAAI requested the …
  • Southern Railway resumes 33 pairs of train services in Tamil Nadu and Kerala after two weeks June 2, 2021 3:17 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: After being suspended for two weeks on account of the lockdown in the state and Kerala, Southern Railway has resumed 33 pairs of reserved special train services. The express special trains which include daily, weekly and …
  • Health inspectors in Kerala seek more teeth to contain Covid spread June 2, 2021 8:04 am Express News Service KANNUR: Even as they are being hailed as frontline warriors and the main force behind the state's unrelenting battle against coronavirus, a major chunk of health department, especially health inspectors, believes that the state has …
  • Journo's Facebook post decrying CPM's ‘witch-hunt’ goes viral  June 2, 2021 7:51 am By Express News Service KANNUR:"Finally, I want to say only one thing. If you have not been satisfied by hunting us down till now, we, including our children, would come to Caltex junction holding our heads high. Finish us off with a single chop.…

  • Tiger in Kerala zoo with indomitable survival spirit hailed as hero in France June 14, 2021 11:47 pm Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Not too long ago, George was giving headaches to the authorities. The teen-tiger had strayed into human settlements in Wayanad and killed cattle there. Now, the 21-year old tiger, being cared for at the …
  • Punjab’s Covid-19 death data lacking, but no recount as of now June 14, 2021 11:09 pm Despite a nudge from the top leadership, the Congress government in Punjab seems to have made no efforts to double-check if the Covid fatality figures for the state needed to be revised or not. On May 28, Former Indian National Congress president and …
  • Revenue, forest deparments can't wash their hands off forest plunder, says V D Satheesan June 14, 2021 8:22 pm By Express News Service MALAPPURAM: Opposition leader V D Satheesan on Monday said that the state government had tried to shrug off the charge of plundering the forests by filing cases against farmers and tribal people. He was speaking to the reporters …
  • Don’t celebrate Rahul’s birthday, help poor, Cong workers told June 14, 2021 6:31 pm Congress has asked its workers not to celebrate birthday of former party President Rahul Gandhi on June 19, but instead help people in distress due to the ongoing pandemic. A letter written by General Secretary, Organisation, K.C. Venugopal says that Rahul …
  • Plea in HC seeks CBI probe into alleged illegal tree felling, timber smuggling in Kerala June 14, 2021 2:14 pm By Express News Service KOCHI: A petition was filed on Monday before the Kerala High Court seeking a CBI probe into the alleged illegal cutting and smuggling of trees from Wayanad and other districts in Kerala. The petition was filed by P Purushothaman, a …
  • Vatican rejects Kerala nun Lucy Kalapura’s final appeal against dismissal June 14, 2021 1:57 pm Kerala’s rebel Catholic nun Lucy Kalapura, who hit headlines by taking on a Bishop allegedly accused of raping a nun, was told to vacate her convent after the highest judicial authority in the Catholic Church in the Vatican, the Supreme Tribunal of the …
  • Strict action in Kerala’s illegal tree felling: Forest Minister June 14, 2021 8:02 am With the second Pinarayi Vijayan government caught in a bind over more than Rs 500 crore alleged felling of centuries-old rosewood and other trees in Kerala’s Wayanad and other districts, State Forest Minister A.K. Saseendran on Monday said there would be …
  • Global demand stokes illegal rosewood felling June 14, 2021 3:31 am The steep demand in the international market for musical instruments and furniture fashioned out of rosewood had stoked the widespread illegal felling of the endangered tropical hardwood tree from revenue land assigned to farmers for cultivation during the …
  • Why rosewood is in the cross hairs June 13, 2021 9:00 am Its peculiar grain pattern, fancy price owing to low availability, restrictions on felling, and limited distribution have put rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia) in the cross hairs of the timber mafia. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) …
  • Aroma of coffee missing in high ranges June 12, 2021 3:19 am Express News Service HIRUVANANTHAPURAM: For decades, the word ‘planter’ would bring up the image of an ‘affluent farmer’ in the minds of people. For the plantation sector was crucial to ensuring a livelihood for some of the most marginalised and vulnerable …
  • Rosewood felling: Union Minister questions Rahul Gandhi's silence June 11, 2021 12:19 pm A day after the Centre sought a report on the alleged mass felling and smuggling of centuries-old rosewood trees at a hamlet in Wayanad, Union Minister V Muraleedharan on Friday questioned the silence of Wayanad MP, Rahul Gandhi over the issue and said no …
  • Monsoon rainfall likely to pick up over Kerala in the next few days June 11, 2021 11:19 am However, a vigorous phase does not seem to be on the cards at the moment, according to the India Meteorological Department's Meteorological Centre in Thiruvananthapuram After an uneventful start to the 2021 season, southwest monsoon rainfall is …
  • No change on top, BJP asks Kerala unit to fight as team June 11, 2021 2:10 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The BJP state leadership, reeling under backto- back controversies following the poll setback, can heave a sigh of relief for the time being as the national leadership seems to have found merit in its argument that …
  • Tree felling exposes timber lobby-forest staff nexus June 11, 2021 2:09 am Express News Service KOZHIKODE: The bribe allegations raised by key accused Roji Augustine in the Muttil tree felling case have brought to focus the murky deals between the timber lobby and a section of forest staff, besides the rift in the forest …
  • Javadekar Seeks Report On Illegal Axing Of Rosewood Trees In Kerala June 10, 2021 11:54 am Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has sought a report from officials involved in the suspected wholesale felling and smuggling of centuries-old rosewood trees from forest land in Kerala's Wayanad district on Thursday. This was revealed by V …
  • Surendran in Delhi, explores Centre's help for counter-attack June 9, 2021 10:18 pm By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Forced onto the back foot following the Kodakara black money row and allegations of bribing a namesake candidate, the BJP state leadership has decided to hit back at the ruling LDF. Sources have indicated that …
  • Revenue Department seizes 70 felled teak trees in Wayanad June 9, 2021 9:43 am While the forest and police officials are investigating the alleged felling of centuries-old rosewood trees from private plantations in the Muttil South village limits in Wayanad district by misinterpreting a government order, the Revenue Department …
  • Kerala Oppn brings out Rs 10 cr rosewood trees felling scam June 9, 2021 3:29 am Thiruvananthapuram, June 8 (IANS) The Congress led UDF opposition in the Kerala Assembly on Tuesday brought to light a case where rosewood trees worth Rs 10 crore were cut down in the interior areas of Wayanad and wanted to know from Forest Minister A.K. …
  • Felling of protected trees: Govt promises stern action against guilty June 8, 2021 11:42 pm By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The large-scale felling of protected trees in Wayanad resonated in the assembly on Tuesday with the Opposition staging a walkout after its demand to discuss the matter through an adjournment motion was turned …
  • Smoothie bowls and teacups: Kerala’s coconut shells in a sustainable avatar June 8, 2021 7:22 pm Maria Kuriakose sources raw material for her business — coconut shells — from mills that extract the oil from the mature kernel (copra) and discard the exocarp. At the hands of artisans from across Kerala, these shells are sandpapered, varnished and …
  • Police begin probe into felling of rosewood trees in Wayanad June 8, 2021 7:15 pm Officials visit two of 42 sites in Muttil South village from where centuries-old trees were axed The police on Tuesday began an investigation into the alleged felling of centuries-old rosewood trees from private plantations in the Muttil South village …
  • Firebrand Sudhakaran named chief of Cong’s Kerala unit June 8, 2021 11:37 am A month after the Congress’s demoralising defeat in Assembly elections in Kerala, the party high command Tuesday appointed Lok Sabha MP K Sudhakaran as the state unit president and named three working presidents to assist him. Lok Sabha MP Kodikkunnil …
  • Kerala govt. tacitly allowed felling of ancient rosewood trees in Wayanad: UDF June 8, 2021 10:27 am Opposition walks out of Assembly after Speaker denies permission for adjournment motion on the issue The Opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) members walked out of the Kerala Assembly on Tuesday, accusing the State government of tacitly allowing “ …
  • India: Case filed against... June 8, 2021 6:38 am A case was registered against K. Surendran, the Kerala BJP chief for allegedly trying to pressurize and threaten a candidate from withdrawing his nomination in the Manjeswaram assembly constituency in the April 6 state elections. A complaint was filed by V …
  • PM announces free vaccine for 18+; 'one simple question...', Rahul Gandhi's prompt criticism June 8, 2021 6:03 am Image Source : PTI Centre will provide free Covid vaccines to states for inoculation of all above the age of 18 from June 21.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced that the Centre will provide free coronavirus vaccines to states for inoculation …
  • Kerala government to probe into illegal tree felling in Wayanad June 7, 2021 11:12 pm
  • $2 million for COVID-19 relief from IIT-Madras alumni June 7, 2021 7:23 pm The alumni of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras have donated over $2 million toward COVID-19 relief efforts in the country. The Office of Alumni and Corporate Relations at the institute along with the IIT Madras Alumni Association of North America …
  • If vaccines are free, why should pvt hospitals charge for them: Rahul to PM June 7, 2021 3:59 pm Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced free vaccination for all above 18 years of age, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday questioned him saying if vaccines are free for all, why should private hospitals charge for them. “One …
  • Poor network: CM’s meet to solve problem on June 10 June 6, 2021 10:13 pm By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government is intervening in the issue of poor internet connectivity in various parts which hinders online classes. Owing to the pandemic, public and private schools are conducting online classes, but …
  • IAS officer-turned entrepreneur calls for sustainable homestead farming June 6, 2021 2:50 pm With urbanisation creating more environmental issues, it is time we look forward to unique rural models to progress towards a sustainable, carbon-neutral society, said C Balagopal, former IAS officer and founder of Terumo Penpol, India’s largest blood bag …
  • Facing backlash, Delhi govt hospital withdraws... June 6, 2021 8:44 am A circular barring nursing staff at Delhi government-run Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (GIPMER) not to converse in Malayalam but only use Hindi and English has been withdrawn, the hospital said on Sunday. …
  • Hope embedded in despair June 6, 2021 7:50 am Discussions on the role of online education offer valuable insights on the way forward for higher education As the pandemic rages, all systems that have been painstakingly put in place are being sorely tested. Often, the trials faced by the people who …
  • Covid-19: 17,328 new cases, 209 more deaths in Kerala June 6, 2021 2:23 am BREAKING RULES: Without adhering to the Covid-19 regulations, people participate in a fish auction at Vizhinjam on Saturday.THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state reported 17,328 new positive cases and recorded 209 more Covid-19-related fatalities taking the toll …
  • Immunity’s tribal affinity: Sustainable practices help Kerala's Edamalakudy village keep COVID at bay June 6, 2021 12:16 am Express News Service Surprising, but true. Tribal village Edamalakudy, a 40km drive from mountainous Munnar, Kerala, has been lockdown-ready for ages. They made health a priority right from the beginning. The place  is home to the reclusive Muthuvan tribe …
  • Travellers head to villas, homestays as Covid wave abates June 5, 2021 3:58 am Holiday bookings and search queries are making a return as Covid numbers recede but not so much for five-star hotels. With greater safety, privacy and isolation on their minds, especially after the second wave of the pandemic, leisure travellers are …
  • Kerala BJP chief rejects allegation of bribing tribal leader June 3, 2021 6:16 pm The BJP Thursday denied an allegation that its state chief K Surendran had paid Rs 10 lakh to the president of ally Janathipathya Rashtriya Sabha to contest as an NDA candidate in the state assembly election, a day after the emergence of a purported audio …
  • Calicut varsity to have another Unesco chair June 3, 2021 2:01 pm The University of Calicut will soon have another United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) chair, with the international body approving a proposal to have one dedicated to indigenous cultural heritage and sustainable …
  • Kerala BJP president denies offering Rs 10 lakh to CK Janu for contesting assembly polls June 3, 2021 1:05 pm By ANI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president K Surendran has denied the allegation that he gave Rs 10 lakh to Janathipathya Rashtriya Party (JRP) leader CK Janu for contesting in the recently held assembly polls on behalf of …
  • Elephant corridor researcher K Ramkumar succumbs to coronavirus June 2, 2021 10:06 pm By Express News Service MAYILADUTHURAI: K Ramkumar, wildlife biologist from Sirkazhi who was instrumental in protecting elephant corridors in the Western Ghats over the past decade, died of Covid-19 at a private hospital in Kumbakonam on Tuesday. He was 43 …

  • M V Jayarajan criticises HC order on minority scholarship June 14, 2021 12:40 am By Express News Service KOZHIKODE: CPM state committee member and Kannur district secretary M V Jayarajan has come out strongly against the High Court verdict on the minority scholarship saying that the court did not consider the social realities of the …
  • Covid vaccination drive for IT professionals, kin launched in Technopark June 13, 2021 3:24 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala IT Parks and Technopark Employees Cooperative (TEC) Hospital in collaboration with the IT companies have launched the largest Covid- 19 vaccination drive for state’s IT professionals and their family …
  • Search on for remaining Malayali IS cadre in Syria, Afghanistan June 13, 2021 1:22 am Express News Service KOZHIKODE: Efforts are on to track down the remaining Malayali Islamic State (IS) male cadre, even as India debates the pros and cons of bringing back the Malayali woman IS members who surrendered and are now lodged in Kabul jail. …
  • Kozhikode gears up for intensive campaign against drug abuse June 12, 2021 9:29 pm Following the Vimukti campaign adopted by the Excise Department to fight against drug abuse, the Department of Social Justice is gearing up to implement a new action plan under the Union government’s Nasha Mukt Bharat to free youngsters from substance …
  • Covid TPR in Kerala falls, but deaths remain high June 12, 2021 2:48 pm For the first time in the last few weeks, the Covid test positivity rate (TPR) in Kerala fell to 12.72 per cent, but the death tally continues to be high, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in a statement on Saturday. Vijayan’s statement said that 13,832 …
  • India: Optical technician fixes spectacles for... June 12, 2021 12:08 pm For those used to spectacles for many years, even a few minutes without the eyewear can be frustrating. And during the Covid crisis, when most shops including spectacle outlets are closed, a broken frame or a minor crack in the glass can be one of the most …
  • New master plan to prevent waterlogging in Kozhikode June 12, 2021 11:25 am The Kozhikode Corporation has asked the Centre for Water Resources Development and Management at Kunnamangalam to prepare a master plan to find a permanent solution to the waterlogging problem in different parts of the city. A meeting convened by Mayor …
  • Kozhikode warms to ‘Gadget Challenge’ June 12, 2021 9:35 am Good response to initiative to buy gadgets for underprivileged students’ online studies The ‘Gadget Challenge’ launched by the district administration on June 9 to help underprivileged students access online education is proving to be a big hit with the …
  • Monsoon rainfall likely to pick up over Kerala in the next few days June 11, 2021 11:19 am However, a vigorous phase does not seem to be on the cards at the moment, according to the India Meteorological Department's Meteorological Centre in Thiruvananthapuram After an uneventful start to the 2021 season, southwest monsoon rainfall is …
  • Kozhikode district jail bouncing back from COVID-19 challenge June 11, 2021 9:04 am Majority of the prisoners who were undergoing treatment for COVID-19 infection have recovered The Kozhikode district jail is back on track with the recovery of majority of its prisoners who were undergoing treatment for COVID-19 infection. Of the 111 …
  • Tree felling exposes timber lobby-forest staff nexus June 11, 2021 2:09 am Express News Service KOZHIKODE: The bribe allegations raised by key accused Roji Augustine in the Muttil tree felling case have brought to focus the murky deals between the timber lobby and a section of forest staff, besides the rift in the forest …
  • Kochi rape and torture case: Day after lookout notice, cops yet to zero-in on accused June 9, 2021 10:23 pm By Express News Service KOCHI: The city police, investigating the disappearance of 33-year-old Martin Joseph, the prime accused in the rape and assault of a 27-year-old woman for nearly a month at a posh apartment here, appear to be groping in the dark. …
  • IIM-Kozhikode announces scholars for future awards for early stage PhD students  June 9, 2021 12:53 pm As part of its silver jubilee celebrations, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode has announced scholars for future 2021 award programme for early stage doctoral students (PhD) in management category from the institutes/universities ranked in the …
  • Lakshadweep admin implementing Sangh Parivar agenda: Congress June 9, 2021 12:10 pm Lakshadweep Pradesh Congress Committee president Muhammed Hamdulla Sayeed has slammed the Union Territory administrator Praful G. Patel for his acts in the island, accusing him of implementing the agenda of the Sangh Parivar. He said, this will be opposed …
  • Kerala gold smuggling case: NIA makes one more arrest, Muhammad Mansoor is 35th accused June 9, 2021 10:35 am By Express News Service KOCHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday made one more arrest in the Kerala gold smuggling case in which around 167 kg of gold were brought from the UAE using diplomatic baggage on 21 occasions in 2019 and 2020.   …
  • Kerala highway heist case: Complainant files claim report in court seeking release of seized cash June 9, 2021 5:23 am In a new twist to the sensational highway heist case in which allegations of “hawala” connections were raised against the Kerala BJP leadership, three people, including the complainant, filed a claim petition in a court here on Tuesday seeking the release …
  • Kodakara heist: Dharmarajan moves court to get back Rs 1 crore of looted money June 8, 2021 11:42 pm By Express News Service THRISSUR: Businessman and RSS worker Dharmarajan lodged a petition before the Irinjalakuda Judicial Magistrate on Tuesday via online to get back Rs 1 crore of the looted money in the Kodakara money heist. The  latest move by …
  • People throng liquor shops in Puducherry after curbs eased June 8, 2021 1:14 pm Liquor shops in Puducherry witnessed a heavy rush after the Union Territory relaxed lockdown norms and allowed opening of these outlets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arrack shops are also open in the Union Territory. The liquor shops and arrack shops were closed …
  • Ubaid likely to join Sreenidhi FC June 8, 2021 11:43 am I-League champion Gokulam Kerala’s goalkeeper C.K. Ubaid is all set to join Sreenidhi FC, which will make its I-League debut next season. The Hindu has learnt that Ubaid, who played a significant role in Gokulam’s stunning triumph at the recently-concluded …
  • Govt plans for carbon-neutral gender meet in Feb ‘22 June 8, 2021 4:05 am By Express News Service KOCHI: The first edition of the International Conference on Gender Equality (ICGE II), jointly organised by the Gender Park and the Department of Women and Child Development, held earlier this year became the first carbon-neutral …
  • It firms aim for Covid vaccine shots June 8, 2021 4:03 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Efforts are on to inoculate 1.25 lakh employees and their 2.5 lakh family members in the state as soon as possible. It is especially crucial for small and medium enterprises as they can’t afford work from home …
  • Accused of ‘bribing’ rival to withdraw nomination in Assembly polls, Kerala BJP chief booked June 8, 2021 12:05 am Kasaragod police on Monday registered a case against Kerala BJP president K Surendran following allegations that the saffron party had ‘bribed‘ a rival candidate to withdraw his nomination from Manjeshwaram constituency in the recent Assembly elections. …
  • Lockdown in Kerala extended again as Covid TRP still above 13 [details] June 7, 2021 2:38 pm IMA writes fresh letter to PM The Kerala government has decided to extend the ongoing lockdown until June 16. The government made this decision as the Covid test positivity rate (TPR) in the state is still above 13 percent, even after completely locking …
  • Kodakara heist case: Kerala CM says details of probe handed over to ED June 7, 2021 12:09 pm Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said the police had handed over details of the probe into the Kodakara hawala heist case, allegedlyinvolvingthe BJP state leadership, to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) after the central …
  • ‘Flora the passion’ scientific illustration awards declared June 6, 2021 10:15 pm By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Aranyakam Nature Foundation organised ‘Flora the passion’, a scientific illustration competition as part of World Environment Day celebrations. Around 150 people participated in four different categories. Dr …
  • Bangladeshi rape survivor trafficked at age 16 June 6, 2021 10:15 pm Express News Service BENGALURU: She is just 19 and she has already gone through a life’s worth of trauma and abuse. The Bangladeshi girl, who was recently gangraped by four of her own countrymen in Bengaluru, was reportedly trafficked when she was 16. …
  • ‘Bribing namesake’: BJP state prez likely to face police heat June 6, 2021 10:13 pm Express News Service KASARAGOD: More political trouble is brewing for the BJP and its state president K Surendran after his namesake K Sundara told police that he was bribed by the BJP leader’s confidant Sunil Naik to pull out of the Manjeshwar assembly …
  • Hawala heist: Police may quiz Surendran’s son, BJP sees plot June 6, 2021 10:13 pm By Express News Service THRISSUR/KOCHI: The special police team  investigating the Kodakara hawala case may question BJP state president K Surendran’s son after the call data records (CDRs) revealed that he had contacted Dharmarajan, a Kozhikode-based …
  • Subhadra Thampuran no more; voice that gave life to Poornathrayeesha Suprabhatam goes silent June 6, 2021 1:15 pm By Express News Service KOCHI: The voice that brought the famed Sree Poornathrayeesha Suprabhatam has gone silent. Subhadra Thampuran, who was 84-years-old, left for the heavenly abode on Saturday. A well known Carnatic vocalist and musician, Subhadra …
  • GIGAnet from Vi is now Kerala’s fastest 4G network June 6, 2021 9:55 am Kerala’s largest 4G telecom network, GIGAnet from Vodafone Idea Limited (Vi)Vi has become the fastest 4G network in Kerala and across the country for three consecutive quarters, as per Ookla- the global leader in fixed broadband and mobile testing …
  • Hope embedded in despair June 6, 2021 7:50 am Discussions on the role of online education offer valuable insights on the way forward for higher education As the pandemic rages, all systems that have been painstakingly put in place are being sorely tested. Often, the trials faced by the people who …
  • Covid-19: 17,328 new cases, 209 more deaths in Kerala June 6, 2021 2:23 am BREAKING RULES: Without adhering to the Covid-19 regulations, people participate in a fish auction at Vizhinjam on Saturday.THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state reported 17,328 new positive cases and recorded 209 more Covid-19-related fatalities taking the toll …
  • Malayali engineer dies fighting for ISIS in Libya? June 6, 2021 12:16 am Express News Service KOZHIKODE: Security agencies are trying to verify Islamic State’s (IS) claim that a Malayali engineer, who joined the terrorist organisation, has become a ‘martyr’ while fighting in Libya. The reference to the Keralite appeared in an …
  • UAE: Iconic Sharjah stationery shop closes after... June 5, 2021 5:20 pm People would pick up newspapers, magazines at the Rolla stall before heading to work. Newsstands are the kind of a city landmark you hardly ever notice. Like benches and bike stands, you acknowledge them — or their absence — only when you seek one out. As …
  • BJP gave me Rs 2 lakh, a smartphone to withdraw nomination in Manjeshwar: K Surendran's namesake June 5, 2021 6:27 am Express News Service KASARGOD: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate in Manjeshwar K Sundara -- a namesake of BJP state president K Surendran, said he withdrew his nomination papers ahead of the Assembly election because he was bought out by the BJP. …
  • Covid third wave, need to up paediatric care in focus June 5, 2021 1:08 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The maiden budget speech of  Finance Minister K N Balagopal was vocal about the need to improve treatment facilities for children at a time health experts are anticipating a third wave of Covid. The budget gave due …
  • Kerala Budget: Literary circuit to connect legacy of Basheer, MT, Vijayan, Ezhuthachan June 5, 2021 1:08 am By Express News Service KOZHIKODE: The budget has proposed a novel concept of Malabar literary tourism circuit to connect the cultural legacy of the likes of Vaikom Muhammad Basheer, MT Vasudevan Nair, O V Vijayan and Thunchath Ezhuthachan. Besides, the …
  • Travel accessories retailer Witco pulls down shutters after 70 yrs June 4, 2021 11:07 pm Chennai: With Covid changing travel forever, bags and travel accessories retailer Witco has called it quits, pulling down the shutters on 70 years of retailing. Covid induced travel restrictions have crippled travel business with airlines, luggage …
  • When workers feel powerless, they get paranoidand aggressive - University at Buffalo June 4, 2021 10:46 pm BUFFALO, N.Y. — When employees lack power at work, they can feel vulnerable and paranoid. In turn, that paranoia can cause people to lash out against colleagues or family members and even seek to undermine their organization’s success, according to new …
  • Iconic luggage retail chain Witco shuts down after 70 years June 4, 2021 11:01 am Mount Road in Chennai lost its second iconic brand — Witco — after the famous Mathura restaurant was shut down recently due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Witco — the well-known luggage retail chain — has closed down after 65 years of operations, citing the …
  • IIM Kozhikode registers 100 pc placements for inaugural batch of one-year MBA in Business Leadership June 4, 2021 9:12 am KOZHIKODE: Post Graduate Programme in Business Leadership (PGP-BL), the one year MBA program at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode, completed a strong placement season, achieving 100 per cent placements for its inaugural batch, informed IIM …
  • Luggage retail brand Witco shuts down business due to COVID-19 and restrictions June 4, 2021 8:59 am Witco (India) Pvt Limited, one of the oldest retail brands from Chennai, has wound up its business due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We regret to inform you that we have closed down our business. The decision to close down this business was not an easy one, …
  • Kerala revised budget 2021-22 - key updates June 4, 2021 7:33 am ₹20,000 crore COVID-19 revival package and steps to expedite coastal highway project are some of the key highlights of the first Budget presented by Finance Minister K.N. Balagopal in the Assembly on Friday, June 4, 2021. Kerala Finance Minister K. N. …
  • Kerala Budget: FM KN Balagopal announces Rs 20,000 crore second COVID package June 4, 2021 7:28 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As part of tackling the challenges posed by the pandemic, a second Covid package of Rs 20,000 crore has been announced in the first budget of the second LDF government on Friday. Kerala finance minister K N …
  • 33-year-old transwoman found dead in Vyttila June 4, 2021 1:34 am By Express News Service KOCHI: A 33-year-old transwoman was on Thursday found dead under mysterious circumstances at a room in Vyttila, where she had been living for a week. The incident came to light when friends of Sreedhanya, formerly Rakesh of ‘ …
  • Transwoman death: Transition from Rakesh to Sreedhanya was not easy June 4, 2021 1:34 am By Express News Service KOCHI: Life was hardly easy for Sreedhanya, especially the transition from a young man — Rakesh — to a woman. A family member recalled that she had battled severe psychological conflict from a young age after realising her gender …
  • Kerala Budget: What people want from Pinarayi 2.0 June 4, 2021 1:29 am By Express News Service S S Manoj - Trader, Thirumala, Thiruvananthapuram As traders are among the groups worst hit by lockdown, the government should announce tax and licence fee waiver for a year  Envisage schemes for helping at least those shop …
  • Social media star accused of gang-raping Bangladeshi national misused clout, lured women June 3, 2021 11:16 pm The accused allegedly trafficked women from their country and ran prostitution rackets in India's Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kozhikode (Representative Image).&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspiStock Images Key Highlights One of the accused in …
  • Scandal Erupts as Audio Clip Suggests Modi's Party Bribed Kerala Tribal Leader to Win Votes June 3, 2021 7:30 pm India 07:46 GMT 03.06.2021(updated 15:15 GMT 03.06.2021) Get short URL The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) strained every sinew to advance its cause during the recent elections for the Kerala State Assembly - but all to no avail as it failed to make any gains …
  • UpGrad plans to upskill 1 lakh women in data, technology roles June 3, 2021 6:31 pm New Delhi: UpGrad for Business, the B2B arm of edtech platform upGrad, on Thursday said it is in talks with corporates to train over one lakh women in data science, technology and management roles. This is as part of its WISDOM (Women in Science, Data, …
  • Kerala BJP chief rejects allegation of bribing tribal leader June 3, 2021 6:16 pm The BJP Thursday denied an allegation that its state chief K Surendran had paid Rs 10 lakh to the president of ally Janathipathya Rashtriya Sabha to contest as an NDA candidate in the state assembly election, a day after the emergence of a purported audio …
  • US Consulate in Chennai hoists rainbow flag to commemorate LGBT Pride Month June 3, 2021 1:07 pm By Express News Service CHENNAI: The US Consulate General in Chennai hoisted the rainbow flag over the Consulate building to commemorate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) Pride Month and will virtually screen the …
  • IATA agents suggest measures for tourism revival in Kerala June 3, 2021 7:46 am To revive and rebuild tourism in God’s Own Country, IATA Agents Association of India (IAAI) has suggested forming a Tourism Taskforce under the Kerala government with proper representation of industry stakeholders including associations. IAAI requested the …
  • Pulse rate high in buyers June 3, 2021 1:56 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As demand for the device has increased with a majority of Covid patients being in home care, people go for anything without checking quality standards, brand names. They end up rushing kin under their watch to …
  • A pillar of support for domestic violence victims June 2, 2021 4:01 pm The Domestic Conflict Resolution Centre (DCRC) opened by the Kozhikode Rural police a year ago in Vadakara is proving to be a pillar of support for many hapless women who approached the police with confidential complaints on domestic violence, sexual abuse …
  • Another accused in Bangladeshi woman gangrape case shot by Bengaluru cops while trying to escape June 2, 2021 11:37 am Another one of the accused in the assault and gang-rape of a Bangladeshi woman in Bengaluru was shot by the police after he tried to attack and escape from the police custody on Wednesday. According to the reports, the Bengaluru police had received a tip- …
  • Disinfection services mushroom across Kerala as people rush to make their homes ‘COVID-19-free’ June 2, 2021 9:07 am People recovering from COVID-19 look toward sanitisation of their homes to feel safe, despite doubts on efficacy of spraying disinfectants and fumigation in stopping the spread of the infection When Anju Kushan’s husband, Kushan Prakashan, VFX and …
  • Two Bangladeshi men caught for gang rape shot by cops May 28, 2021 7:13 pm Two Bangladeshi men arrested for gang-raping and brutally assaulting a compatriot in Bengaluru were shot by the city police on Friday morning when they allegedly tried to escape early.  Ridoy Babo, 25, and Rakibul Islam Sagar, 23, were taken to a house in …