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  • Four more districts in Kerala to face tighter restrictions due to high Covid hospitalisations January 27, 2022 11:00 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A Covid review meet on Thursday decided to impose more restrictions in four more districts --  Idukki, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta and Kollam -- in Kerala due to an increase in Covid patients. The districts are …
  • COVID-19 surge | Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, and Kollam under clamp down January 27, 2022 10:58 am Four more districts in Kerala have clamped down on gatherings and a range of recreational activities to slow down the accelerated spread of the suspected Omicron variant driven COVID-19 surge. On Thursday, an online pandemic monitoring committee meeting …
  • MIMI Fish App to be Available in 5 More Kerala Districts from February January 26, 2022 1:03 pm Bunch of fishes in the ocean The Kerala State Coastal Area Development Corporation (KSCADC) is extending the MIMI app service, which home-delivers fish cleaned for curries in a hygienic manner, to the districts of Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, and …
  • 17 tech companies headed by Indian-origin executives January 26, 2022 7:17 am In a big honour for the top India-origin tech prowess that has virtually taken over the Silicon Valley in the US, the Indian government has awarded Padma Bhushan to Microsoft chairman and CEO Satya Nadella and Alphabet and Google's Sundar Pichai. …
  • Royal Enfield Himalayan Modified Fire Ambulance At Rs 13.5 Lakh January 25, 2022 5:50 am Royal Enfield Himalayan Fire Ambulance For the standard set of firefighting trucks, it’s a challenge to reach areas such as slums and other localities with narrow streets. This issue has been faced by fire brigade personnel in several crowded cities in the …
  • MIMI Fish App to be launched in five more Kerala districts January 25, 2022 3:18 am By Express News Service KOCHI: Enthused by the growing popularity of the MIMI app service, that home-delivers fish cleaned in the utmost hygienic manner, Kerala State Coastal Area Development Corporation (KSCADC) is extending this facility in Kottayam, …
  • Kadaseela Biriyani: Bonkers black comedy, out on Netflix, is a Tarantino-style romp across the Kottayam countryside January 23, 2022 8:51 am Out on Netflix after a limited theatrical run at the end of last year, Kadaseela Biriyani is a darkly humorous revenge saga that features the best use of a coffin since perhaps Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro. Director Nishanth Kalidindi’s film is a terrific example of …
  • Devoted but sole artist from Kerala uplifts rare 'nokkuvidya pavakali' art January 22, 2022 11:07 pm Express News Service KOTTAYAM: Sitting on a bamboo mat spread on the floor, legs straightened and face pointing upwards, her focus is fully on a puppet at the end of a nearly two-feet-long stick placed on her philtrum. As she pulled the strings attached to …
  • Ahead of Variankunnan's 100th martyrdom day, family yearns for recognition in history January 22, 2022 8:30 pm Express News Service KOTTAYAM: History completed one hundred years. This may be the most suitable one line when a century has been completed after the martyrdom of Variankunnath Kunjahammed Haji, a Muslim leader who led a stellar uprising against the …
  • Man assaults 73-year-old mother, arrested January 22, 2022 2:17 am By Express News Service KOCHI: The police on Friday arrested a person who brutally assaulted his 73-year-old mother at Thuruthipuram near Puthenvelikara. Francis, 50, of Thuruthipuram, attacked his mother on January 17, claiming that she was not providing …
  • Kerala nun who lost rape case against bishop deluged by letters of support January 21, 2022 6:04 pm Hundreds of letters of support have poured in for a nun in Kerala after a court acquitted a bishop accused of raping and abusing her over two years, in the first case of its kind to hit the Indian Catholic church. The handwritten letters from activists, …
  • 54 more Omicron cases reported in Kerala; all above 18 in state given first dose of vaccine January 21, 2022 3:03 pm By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala on Friday reported 54 more Omicron, a variant of coronavirus, and took the total affected by the variant to 761, said the State Health Department. Of the 54, one, belonging to Karnataka, came to Kerala from the UAE. " …
  • Tovino Thomas, Keerthy Suresh wrap up Vaashi January 21, 2022 5:32 am By Express News Service Tovino Thomas has shared that the shoot of his upcoming film Vaashi is complete. Keerthy Suresh plays the female lead in the directorial debut of actor Vishnu G Raghav. Tovino wrote, “And it’s a wrap at Vaashi ! Super happy to have …
  • No stringent Covid curbs on normal life in Kerala January 21, 2022 2:28 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opting to take a calibrated approach in Covid containment, the state government on Thursday refrained from imposing stringent restrictions on normal life even as the number of daily cases set a new record with …
  • Chip shortage stirs the IT demand in Kerala January 20, 2022 1:55 pm The Information Technology industry in God’s own country, Kerala is mainly concentrated in Kochi, Trivandrum, and Kozhikode. It has three state-of-the-art IT hubs namely, Technopark in Trivandrum, Infopark, Kochi and Cyberpark, Kozhikode which is a …
  • Containment zones in Capital under surveillance January 20, 2022 2:33 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The city police have enhanced security measures in the containment zones in the city limits in the wake of a spike in Covid cases. Commissioner G Sparjan Kumar said surveillance has been beefed up in the …
  • Covid TPR in Kerala surges to 37%, Health Minister Veena George says next 3 weeks critical January 19, 2022 5:00 pm The state reported 34,199 new cases, with 91,983 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The active caseload rose to 1.68 lakh. A few districts have TPR above the state average of 37.17 per cent. In the worst affected Thiruvananthapuram, where 5,684 cases …
  • 54 fresh Omicron cases reported in Kerala, state logs 34,199 fresh COVID infections January 19, 2022 3:15 pm By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala on Wednesday reported 54 more Omicron, a variant of coronavirus, and took the total affected by the variant to 645, said the State Health Department. Of the 54, two belong to outside States and have come to Kerala from …
  • Satheesan demands action against cops who framed parents for daughter's murder, 'tortured' them January 19, 2022 12:27 pm By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opposition leader VD Satheesan has sought immediate action against police officials who 'tortured' the parents of a 14-year-old girl who was murdered last year in Vizhinjam. The police had falsely accused …
  • Kerala’s COVID-19 case graph continues to soar to touch 28,481 new cases January 19, 2022 8:17 am Kerala’s COVID-19 case graph soared to 28,481 new cases on Tuesday – a jump of over 6,000 cases from the previous day – when 80,740 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. Testing also went up by over 11,000 samples from Monday, with more testing done in …
  • Bleak future ahead for Kochi, thanks to global warming January 19, 2022 4:38 am Express News Service KOCHI:  Will Kochi be the same in another hundred years? The short answer is no. Thanks to climate change, the Kochi-Vembanadu belt may become less hospitable in another hundred years. Rising sea levels, extreme rainfall events and …
  • Middle-aged man wins Rs 12 crore in Kerala govt’s Christmas-New Year lottery January 19, 2022 1:13 am Jan 19, 2022, 04:30AM ISTSource: ANIA middle-aged painting worker, a resident of Kottayam in Kerala, won Rs 12 crore in a lottery. He won the prize money under State govt Christmas-New Year bumper lottery. Speaking to ANI, the painting worker said that he …
  • While acquitting Franco Mulakkal, trial court puts victim on trial January 17, 2022 11:30 pm A reading of the elaborate 289-page judgment delivered by additional sessions judge, Kottayam, G Gopakumar, acquitting rape accused Franco Mulakkal, former Bishop of Jalandhar diocese, makes it seem that time has stood still since the infamous Mathura …
  • Kerala Christmas-New Year Bumper lottery: Painter, who bought ticket hours before draw, wins Rs 12 crore January 17, 2022 2:37 pm By Online Desk KOTTAYAM:  A painting worker here has won Rs 12 crore in the Christmas-New Year bumper lottery. Sadanandan of Aymananam bought the lottery ticket from a vendor on Sunday morning -- a few hours before the lucky draw took place in …
  • India: Bishop rape ruling raises questions about role of church January 17, 2022 1:18 pm A Catholic bishop in India accused of raping a nun multiple times over a period of two years was acquitted by a court in Kottayam, Kerala, last week. Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who worked in the diocese of Jalandhar, was accused of carrying out the rapes …
  • Goonda kills 19-year-old youth, brings dead body to police station in Kottayam January 17, 2022 12:04 pm By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: In a shocking incident, a goonda surrendered at the police station along with the body of a 19-year-old man, whom he beat to death in Kottayam in the early hours of Monday. The deceased was identified as Shan Babu, who …
  • Man killed; body dumped in front of police station in Kerala January 17, 2022 8:47 am Kottayam: A notorious criminal allegedly killed a 19-year old man, carried his body on his shoulders and dumped it in front of a police station here in the early hours on Monday, police said. Jomon K Jose, 40, who is included in the police list of …
  • Painting worker wins Rs 12 crore in lottery January 17, 2022 7:27 am The amount would be utilized for arranging better living conditions for his children Sadanandan bought the lottery ticket from a vendor on Sunday morning A painting worker in Kottayam has won Rs 12 crore in the Christmas-New Year bumper lottery. Sadanandan …
  • Music director Alleppey Ranganath dies of COVID-19 January 17, 2022 6:46 am Veteran music director Alleppey Ranganath, who was undergoing treatment at the Kottayam Medical College after contracting COVID-19, passed away on Sunday. He was 73. Classical dancer and teacher, B Rajasri is his wife. Alleppey Ranganath was the composer …
  • Youth killed, body dumped in police station in Kerala January 17, 2022 6:14 am (MENAFN- IANS) Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 17 (IANS) In a gruesome incident, a 19-year-old youth was killed by a criminal who then carried his body and dumped it in front of the Kottayam East Police station, early Monday morning. Soon, the police took him into …
  • Kottayam man wins ₹12-crore lottery January 17, 2022 6:10 am In a surprising turn of luck, a middle aged man from the district has become a ‘crorepati’ in a matter of just a few hours when he bought a lottery ticket on Sunday morning. The ticket, bought by Sadanandan Oliparambil, a native of Kudayampadi near here, …
  • RIP Alleppey Ranganath: A master composer of devotional and film songs January 16, 2022 10:22 pm By Express News Service KOCHI: Veteran music director Alleppey Ranganath (73) who passed away in Kottayam on Sunday, was the composer of some of the  evergreen devotional and film songs. On Friday, he was presented with the prestigious 'Harivarasanam…
  • COVID: Veteran musician Alleppey Ranganath is no more January 16, 2022 7:39 pm By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA/KOCHI: Veteran music director Alleppey Ranganath, who composed some evergreen devotional songs and film songs passed away on Sunday. He was 73. Ranganath was undergoing treatment at the Kottayam Medical College after …
  • How does the 2022 garden look? Think air-purifying plants, topiary practices and online nurseries January 16, 2022 1:46 pm Residential gardening burst on the scene during the pandemic bringing in its wake a reality check. Top gardening trends of 2022 in Kerala In the last two years, Viswanbharan N.K., a retired scientist from DRDO, has grown and nurtured a whopping 1000 plants …
  • How SEWA Livelihood initiative in Kerala supported women through the pandemic January 16, 2022 8:21 am SEWA opened food counters and a food cart to support women who lost their means of livelihood due to the pandemic Working hours start at 3 pm for Arannya MK, who reaches home by around 10 pm. The 28-year-old manages a food cart selling momos and cutlets …
  • 539 sqkm of watershed areas along project highly flood-prone: SilverLine DPR January 16, 2022 2:07 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The rapid environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the SilverLine, part of the detailed project report (DPR), has identified 538.88 sqkm of watershed areas along the proposed line as ‘highly prone to flooding’. As …
  • Franco Mulakkal case: Prosecution to file appeal in Kerala HC January 16, 2022 2:07 am Express News Service KOTTAYAM: Amid strong criticism from various quarters over the acquittal of Bishop Franco Mulakkal — former head of Latin Catholic Diocese of Jalandhar — in the nun rape case, the prosecution and the investigation team have decided to …
  • Bishop’s acquittal: Kerala court questions nun’s ‘conduct’, ignores change in law on rape January 15, 2022 11:05 pm FROM notions of how an ideal victim must behave to theories of possible enemies within the system plotting against the accused; speculation that the complainant could have had an affair with a married man to an earlier, narrower definition of rape. These …
  • Kerala BJP slams CPM member for pro-China statement, says he's a traitor January 15, 2022 6:10 pm Kochi (Kerala) [India], January 15 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Kerala State Vice President KS Radhakrishnan on Saturday slammed Communist Party of India (Marxist) politburo member S Ramachandran Pillai for his pro-China statement. Earlier on …
  • Academics and cultural leaders write an open letter to Kerala CM seeking a freeze on SilverLine project January 15, 2022 6:07 pm By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A group of renowned academics and cultural leaders from Kerala on Saturday wrote an open letter to chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, urging him to declare a freeze on SilverLine semi high speed rail project, until …
  • Inconsistent versions of survivor pose questions on her credibility: Court while acquitting Bishop Franco Mulakkal January 15, 2022 3:34 pm By PTI KOCHI: The inconsistent versions at different points of time to different persons, pose questions on her credibility, the court which acquitted Roman Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal of the charges of raping a nun in a convent in the state, has said …
  • Kerala Police will provide security to nuns, convent if required: Kottayam SP Shilpa January 15, 2022 3:34 pm By PTI KOTTAYAM: A day after a sessions court here acquitted Roman Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal of the charge of raping a nun in a convent in the state, Kerala police on Saturday said it will conduct a threat assessment if necessary and provide …
  • Police plan to appeal against Bishop Franco Mulakkal’s acquittal in nun rape case January 15, 2022 2:21 pm Kottayam SP D Shilpa told reporters that the police have sought legal opinion from the special public prosecutor to move an appeal against the judgment. “We got the detailed verdict late Friday. We have sought a legal opinion to move the appeal,” she said. …
  • Who's the VIP in revelations made by director in actor Dileep case? January 15, 2022 1:45 pm (MENAFN- IANS) Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 15 (IANS) The actress abduction case, in which actor Dileep is an accused, witnessed several twists, the worst being after his former friend and film director Balachandra Kumar made revelations about the actor when …
  • Kerala records 48 more Omicron cases; strict curbs imposed in Thiruvananthapuram  January 15, 2022 10:47 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala on Saturday reported 48 more Omicron cases including 9 people who got infected through contact. With this, the total Omicron tally in the state rose to 528, said Health minister Veena George.   Of the 48 …
  • The world in brief: Bishop acquitted in sexual assault of nun January 15, 2022 10:29 am Bishop acquitted in sexual assault of nun NEW DELHI -- An Indian court Friday acquitted a Catholic bishop of charges of raping a nun in her rural convent, a case that became a big issue amid allegations of sexual harassment in the church. Sessions Judge G. …
  • Nun rape case verdict: ‘Judgment silenced many for ever’ January 15, 2022 9:09 am The verdict in the nun rape case pronounced by the additional sessions court, Kottayam, on Friday, is surprising. It not only affects the victim who completely trusted the investigation machinery and the legal system, but also thousands of others who would …
  • Muraleedharan slams CPIM member for praising China, says Ramachandran insulting those who sacrificed their lives for nation January 15, 2022 8:27 am Kottayam (Kerala) [India], January 15 (ANI): Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs V Muraleedharan on Friday slammed Communist Party of India (Marxist) politburo member S Ramachandran Pillai for praising China and insulting those …
  • Bishop Franco Mulakkal acquitted in nun rape case January 15, 2022 7:25 am Nuns say they will file appeal against the verdict Kottayam: A court in Kerala on Friday acquitted Roman Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal of the charges of raping a nun in a convent in the southern state, triggering emotional reactions from nuns who support …
  • Bishop Mulakkal acquitted in Kerala nun rape case January 15, 2022 6:18 am Arrested in 2018 following accusations by a former superior of the Missionaries of Jesus, the bishop of Jalandhar, who was put on leave of absence, always maintained his innocence. Only 39 witnesses out of 84 were called to testify in court. Kottayam ( …
  • 'Meppadiyan': Unni Mukundan impresses with an earnest turn January 15, 2022 4:35 am Express News Service Meppadiyan is not a typical Unni Mukundan film. It was built up as a film that would present the actor in a way that we haven’t seen before. Having seen it, I can say it’s true. Meppadiyan, directed by first-timer Vishnu Mohan, is …
  • KAAPA effective in tackling goonda menace in rural Ernakulam January 15, 2022 2:27 am Express News Service KOCHI: Anseer, aka Perumbavoor Anas, 36, who operates from Perumbavoor, is on the most wanted list of Ernakulam Rural police. Anas of Vengola used to run a network of criminals in Ernakulam and his steady rise in the underworld …
  • Money and muscle power have won: Reactions galore on Franco Mulakkal's acquittal January 15, 2022 1:46 am By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: “Shocking”, “justice denied”, “extremely unfortunate” -- these were some of the reactions from the public and  prominent personalities after the trial court acquitted Bishop Franco Mulakkal in the nun rape case. “Money and …
  • Kerala Reports 16,338 New Covid Cases, 199 More Deaths January 15, 2022 1:07 am Kerala: As many as 68,971 samples were tested for coronavirus in the last 24 hours. (File) Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala on Friday registered 16,338 fresh COVID-19 cases, raising the state's caseload to 53,33,828, a government bulletin said. The southern …
  • Govt issues new order on Covid deaths January 15, 2022 12:29 am Thiruvananthapuram: The government has decided that all deaths that happened outside hospitals within a month of contracting Covid-19 can be considered as Covid deaths for the purpose of granting ex-gratia compensation. The latest order, in this regard, …
  • Bishop Franco Mulakkal's acquittal in rape case: Nuns say they will file appeal January 14, 2022 9:22 pm By PTI KOTTAYAM: A court in Kerala on Friday acquitted Roman Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal of the charges of raping a nun in a convent in the state, citing various reasons including the victim's inconsistent version of incidents and lack of …
  • Pinarayi Vijayan, Ramachandran Pillai: One party, two conflicting stands on China in Kerala January 14, 2022 8:45 pm CPI(M) politburo members Pinarayi Vijayan and S Ramachandran Pillai have taken conflicting stands on China, with the former being critical of the neighbouring country’s approach towards fighting imperialism and the latter showering praise on it for gaining …
  • Indian court acquits Roman Catholic bishop accused of raping nun January 14, 2022 8:43 pm "Praise the Lord," Franco Mulakkal, who spent 25 days in judicial custody after his arrest in September 2018, exclaimed after his acquittal by Judge G Gopakumar in Kerala's Kottayam city. The investigating officer in the case, S Harishankar, …
  • Indian court clears Catholic bishop accused of raping nun January 14, 2022 6:10 pm A court in India has acquitted a Catholic bishop accused of repeatedly raping a nun over two years. The court in Kottayam issued a one-line verdict on Friday finding Franco Mulakkal not guilty of rape, illegal confinement, and intimidation. Prosecutors …
  • Kerala nun rape case: Bishop Franco Mulakkal acquitted by court, what's next January 14, 2022 3:14 pm By IANS January 14, 2022 13:59 IST K'taka MLA's "rape" remark: Jaya Bachchan is furious, lashes out A Kerala court on Friday acquitted Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal in the nun rape case. Kottayam Additional district court judge G. …
  • Court verdict: Supporters of survivor express shock; "Praise the Lord", says Bishop January 14, 2022 12:29 pm By PTI KOTTAYAM: The acquittal of Roman Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal of charges of raping a nun in a Kerala convent by a court here triggered emotional reactions on Friday as nuns who support the survivor expressed shock and dismay over the verdict and …
  • Indian bishop cleared of rape allegations January 14, 2022 9:55 am New Delhi, Jan 14 (EFE).- An Indian court on Friday acquitted a Roman Catholic bishop of charges of raping a nun in a case that rocked the Christian community in the country more than three years ago. A court in the southern city of Kottayam exonerated …
  •  Former Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal acquitted by sessions court in Kerala nun's rape complaint January 14, 2022 9:54 am By Express News Service In a major setback to the prosecution, the Additional District and Sessions Court I in Kottayam acquitted Bishop Franco Mulakkal, former head of the Latin Catholic Diocese of Jalandhar, in a rape complaint filed by a nun in the same …
  • Indian Bishop Is Acquitted on Charges of Raping a Nun January 14, 2022 9:51 am NEW DELHI — A Catholic bishop who was accused of repeatedly raping a nun in southern India over a two-year period was acquitted on Friday, bringing an end for now to what appeared to be the country’s first case of its kind. The bishop, Franco Mulakkal, who …
  • Outrage as bishop acquitted in nun rape, court blames ‘rivalry’ January 14, 2022 8:23 am HOLDING THAT “in-fight and rivalry and group fights of the nuns, and the desire for power, position and control over the congregation” were evident in the case, a trial court in Kerala Friday acquitted Franco Mulakkal, the former Jalandhar Bishop of the …
  • Nun rape case: Bishop Franco Mulakkal acquitted by Kerala court January 14, 2022 7:08 am Jan 14, 2022, 11:35AM ISTSource: Times NowA court in Kottayam acquitted former Bishop of Jalandhar diocese Franco Mulakkal in the Kerala nun rape case. The additional district and sessions court pronounced the verdict on January 14, 2022. The survivor in …
  • Kerala court acquits Bishop Franco Mulakkal in nun rape case January 14, 2022 6:52 am A court in Kerala on January 14 acquitted Roman Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal of the charges of raping a nun in a convent in the southern State. As the prosecution failed to produce evidence against the accused, the Additional District and Sessions Court …
  • Verdict in rape case against Bishop Franco Mulakkal likely on Friday January 14, 2022 2:38 am By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: More than three-and-half-years after Kuravilangadu police registered a case against former Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal on a rape complaint filed by a nun, the additional district and sessions court I in Kottayam is …
  • Woman bangs 27-day-old baby's head on wall, kills him for crying in Kerala December 14, 2021 6:39 am The mother of a 27-day-old baby was arrested for killing him by banging his head against the wall. The incident occurred on December 9. The child had injuries to the back of the head. The mother of a 27-day-old baby boy was arrested on Monday for killing …


  • Four more districts in Kerala to face tighter restrictions due to high Covid hospitalisations January 27, 2022 11:00 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A Covid review meet on Thursday decided to impose more restrictions in four more districts --  Idukki, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta and Kollam -- in Kerala due to an increase in Covid patients. The districts are …
  • COVID-19 surge | Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, and Kollam under clamp down January 27, 2022 10:58 am Four more districts in Kerala have clamped down on gatherings and a range of recreational activities to slow down the accelerated spread of the suspected Omicron variant driven COVID-19 surge. On Thursday, an online pandemic monitoring committee meeting …
  • MIMI Fish App to be Available in 5 More Kerala Districts from February January 26, 2022 1:03 pm Bunch of fishes in the ocean The Kerala State Coastal Area Development Corporation (KSCADC) is extending the MIMI app service, which home-delivers fish cleaned for curries in a hygienic manner, to the districts of Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, and …
  • MIMI Fish App to be launched in five more Kerala districts January 25, 2022 3:18 am By Express News Service KOCHI: Enthused by the growing popularity of the MIMI app service, that home-delivers fish cleaned in the utmost hygienic manner, Kerala State Coastal Area Development Corporation (KSCADC) is extending this facility in Kottayam, …
  • Lure of luxurious lives drives gang of college students to peddle drugs January 25, 2022 3:18 am Express News Service KOCHI: They are young. They wanted to make easy money and hence got into drug peddling. However, an excise team busted a group of college students who were into the sale of narcotic products by taking a room outside the institute at …
  • Forest department enlists tribal residents to prevent forest fire January 24, 2022 2:45 am Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA:  Forest department officials in Pathanamthitta have pulled up their socks to prevent incidents of forest fire, which normally begins in   January. The officials are taking several measures to prevent forest fire with …
  • Covid vaccine centres opened in 967 schools January 22, 2022 2:15 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As many as 967 schools in the state have Covid vaccination centres for students. Centres were started in schools with more than 500 students. Maximum number of school centres are in Malappuram (159) and …
  • No stringent Covid curbs on normal life in Kerala January 21, 2022 2:28 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opting to take a calibrated approach in Covid containment, the state government on Thursday refrained from imposing stringent restrictions on normal life even as the number of daily cases set a new record with …
  • Kerala records 46,387 Covid cases, 62 Omicron infections, highest spike since pandemic began January 20, 2022 3:06 pm By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala on Thursday registered 46,387 fresh coronavirus cases, the highest ever single day spike since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020, taking the total caseload to 54,87,898. According to the data provided by the health …
  • As Covid TPR touches 40%, Kerala imposes lockdown-like curbs on next two Sundays January 20, 2022 1:35 pm On a day it recorded a staggering 46,387 new Covid-19 cases, the highest ever single day spike, the Kerala government on Thursday decided to impose lockdown-like restrictions on next two Sundays, allowing functioning of essential services only. With 46,387 …
  • Containment zones in Capital under surveillance January 20, 2022 2:33 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The city police have enhanced security measures in the containment zones in the city limits in the wake of a spike in Covid cases. Commissioner G Sparjan Kumar said surveillance has been beefed up in the …
  • Rape case filed against a popular celebrity vlogger January 19, 2022 1:30 pm A case has been filed against popular Malayalam vlogger and comedian Sreekanth Vettiyar based on rape charges leveled by a Pathanamthitta native woman. As per the complaint, the woman says that she became a fan of the Youtuber for his stands on social …
  • Kerala’s COVID-19 case graph continues to soar to touch 28,481 new cases January 19, 2022 8:17 am Kerala’s COVID-19 case graph soared to 28,481 new cases on Tuesday – a jump of over 6,000 cases from the previous day – when 80,740 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. Testing also went up by over 11,000 samples from Monday, with more testing done in …
  • Kerala Sisters Earn Rs. 25 Lakh per Month By Selling 'Hing'; Know Their Success Story January 18, 2022 11:18 pm Three Sisters Earn Rs. 25 Lakh per Month By Selling 'Hing The spicy aroma of asafoetida or hing may be found in many South Indian cuisines, notably the popular Sambar. Kerala is a major consumer of this ingredient, yet the state has few large-scale …
  • Kerala Covid Cases May Spike Within 3 Weeks, Warns Health Minister January 16, 2022 7:27 am Kerala health minister said there is a chance of rapid spread of coronavirus (Representational) Pathanamthitta (Kerala): Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Saturday said the COVID clusters in the state were increasing and warned that there are chances …
  • Kerala Health Minister Veena George warns of spike in cases within three weeks January 15, 2022 6:07 pm By PTI PATHANAMTHITTA: Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Saturday said the COVID clusters in the state were increasing and warned that there are chances of a rapid spread of coronavirus within the next three weeks. George, who met the media here, said …
  • Govt issues new order on Covid deaths January 15, 2022 12:29 am Thiruvananthapuram: The government has decided that all deaths that happened outside hospitals within a month of contracting Covid-19 can be considered as Covid deaths for the purpose of granting ex-gratia compensation. The latest order, in this regard, …
  • Covid tsunami in Kerala: TPR over 20 percent, evaluation meeting to decide school closing January 14, 2022 3:15 pm Covid tsunami in Kerala: TPR over 20 percent, evaluation meeting to decide school closing The third wave of the pandemic has officially hit Kerala, as the latest statistics indicate that Covid is spreading like an unstoppable wildfire in the southern state …
  • Ajay Devgn takes a break from busy schedule, visits Sabarimala temple in Kerala January 13, 2022 8:15 am Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn took time out of his busy work schedule in Kerala to pay a visit to Lord Ayyappa at the Sabrimala temple on Wednesday morning. According to reports, the actor had been strictly following a month-long rituals for being able to get …
  • Covid-19: Kerala reports first Omicron cluster at Pathanamthitta nursing college January 12, 2022 11:05 am By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state reported the first Omicron cluster in a private nursing college in Pathanamthitta. It is suspected that a student in the college got the infection through a person recently returned from abroad. As many as 76 new …
  • Kerala reports 76 new Omicron cases, tally rises to 421 January 12, 2022 10:05 am Kerala on Wednesday reported 76 new Covid-19 cases due to the Omicron variant. Besides, an Omicron cluster has emerged in Pathanamthitta district, said Health Minister Veena George. The minister said the cluster has been reported at a private nursing …
  • Kerala logs 76 new Omicron cases; Cluster detected in private nursing college January 12, 2022 9:35 am Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala on Wednesday reported 76 fresh Omicron cases taking the total number of people infected with the new variant of COVID-19 to 421, state health minister Veena George said here. An 'Omicron cluster' was formed at a private …
  • Plans afoot to control crowd for Makaravilakku festival at Sabarimala January 12, 2022 7:31 am   With just days left for the Makaravilakku festival to begin at Sabarimala, a high-level meeting held here on Tuesday decided to impose restrictions on the entry of pilgrims to the forest shrine in view of theunfolding COVID-19 situation.The meeting, …
  • 2 Youth Cong workers held in SFI activist murder case in Kerala January 11, 2022 1:51 pm Idukki: Two Youth Congress workers were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the murder of an SFI activist at the Idukki Engineering College here. Nikhil Paily, a district level leader of the Youth Congress and Jerin Jijo were arrested for allegedly …
  • SFI worker's murder: CPM, Congress men clash at various places January 11, 2022 2:57 am By Express News Service KOCHI/ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Within hours of the murder of engineering student Dheeraj Rajendran in Idukki, violent incidents were reported from different parts of the state as protest marches organised by SFI workers turned out …
  • Bloodshed on Kerala's college campuses -- A rundown January 11, 2022 2:57 am By Express News Service Culture of political violence started on campuses in Kerala when newly formed SFI started to challenge the monopoly of KSU in early 1970s. At least 35 students have lost lives so far and majority of them belong to SFI. Among the …
  • Kerala Plantation Corporation diversifies aimlessly, grows only debt January 9, 2022 10:00 pm Express News Service KASARAGOD:  A group of workers affiliated with the CPM and the Congress have given up their work and were sitting in protest in front of the office of the Plantation Corporation of Kerala (PCK) at Cheemeni in Kasaragod district for the …
  • Couple, son found dead in their house in Kerala's Konni village January 9, 2022 7:39 am By Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA: A couple and their only son were found dead in their house at Payyanamon in Pathanamthitta's Konni village on Sunday morning. The deceased have been identified as Soni (53) his wife Reena (44) and their son Ryan …
  • Cattles in Kerala to get Aadhar Card like Identification in the Form of a Microchip January 8, 2022 11:33 pm Livestock management A little gadget in the form of a microchip will assist the Animal Husbandry Department in gathering information about the cattle. The RFID (Radio Frequency Identification chip) will aid in the identification of each livestock (cow, …
  • Kerala health workers to get trained in home care management amid Covid spike January 7, 2022 4:12 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As part of Covid third wave preparedness, health department has decided to start home care management training for health workers, said Health Minister Veena George. According to her, home care is better suited …
  • Kerala model falling flat? State’s Covid mortality rate closer to national average January 7, 2022 4:11 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: One more claim by Kerala about its Covid management has fallen flat. The government used to highlight the low mortality rate as a success of the Kerala model, but the state is now second in the country in terms of …
  • Beetles or bad batteries? Charred cars prompt probe January 7, 2022 1:06 am By Express News Service KOCHI: Is it beetles, faulty batteries or something else? Following incidents in which moving cars caught fire in the state, the motor vehicles and the fire and rescue services departments have joined hands to find the reasons …
  • COVID third wave: Home care to deal with Omicron surge in Kerala January 6, 2022 2:47 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Home care has yet again been suggested as the practical method to deal with the Omicron- driven third wave of Covid. This time, it becomes even more relevant as the new variant of the Covid-causing virus is expected …
  • Competence, not age, makes modern-day mooppans January 6, 2022 2:47 am Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA: In a tribal hamlet of Kerala usually referred to as ooru, a mooppan (meaning eldest), is the senior-most member who acts as the chieftain. As per the custom, when a moopan dies, the mantle falls on the next senior-most. …
  • Omicron tally crosses 200 mark in Kerala after 49 fresh cases detected January 5, 2022 4:00 pm By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The number of people to have tested positive for Omicron in Kerala has crossed 200 after 49 new cases were confirmed on Wednesday. Almost all districts have reported at least one Omicron case. The fresh cases are …
  • Covid hits blood stem cell donation January 4, 2022 1:45 am By Express News Service KOCHI: One of the major setbacks for the healthcare sector during the pandemic was the inability to hold blood stem cell donation camps. These camps are a great relief for patients suffering from major diseases like thalassemia and …
  • Is Kerala becoming another Syria? January 3, 2022 6:16 am Cambridge dictionary defines anniversary as “the day on which an important event happened in a previous year”. Birth anniversaries, death anniversaries, marriage anniversaries etc are celebrated/ observed so that memories of an important event remain …
  • Kerala reports 45 new cases of Omicron January 2, 2022 8:42 pm Kerala reported 45 new cases of Omicron variant of COVID-19 on Sunday thereby taking the total number of infections in the State to 152, said the Health Department. State Health Minister Veena George said nine of the 45 patients came from high-risk …
  • COVID-19: Kerala reports 45 new Omicron cases as night curfew ends January 2, 2022 8:05 pm By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Sunday marked the end of the four-day night curfew imposed by the state government on December 30 in view of the rise in Omicron cases. However, the day also saw Kerala's Omicron tally cross the 150-mark as …
  • Kerala reports 45 new Omicron cases January 2, 2022 5:35 pm By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The Omicron cases in the state have crossed 150, after 45 more persons have been tested positive for the new variant on Sunday. The newly detected cases were from Ernakulam (16), Thiruvananthapuram (9), Thrissur …
  • Farmers of Tamil Nadu's Tenkasi walk out of grievance meeting over officials' apathy January 1, 2022 9:43 am By Express News Service TENKASI: Claiming that Tenkasi Collector S Gopala Sundararaj is refusing to meet them in person, the farmers attached to various associations walked out of the farmers grievance meeting here on Friday. Speaking to The New Indian …
  • 25 cops promoted, transferred in reshuffle January 1, 2022 1:49 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government effected a major reshuffle in the police top brass on New Year’s eve by promoting and transferring about 25 senior IPS officers. IGs Balram Kumar Upadhyay and Mahipal Yadav (both 1997 batch) were …
  • Horticorp begins procurement of veggies from Tenkasi December 30, 2021 3:51 am The Kerala State Horticultural Products Development Corporation (Horticorp) began procurement of vegetables from Tenkasi, Tamil Nadu, on Wednesday as part of a market intervention programme to curb price rise in the State. Twelve tonnes of vegetables were …
  • Women entrepreneurship programme under NRLM extended to more blocks in Ernakulam December 29, 2021 9:40 am Impressed by the success of the Startup Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP) in Vadavucode block panchayat where it was introduced on a pilot basis four years back under the aegis of the district Kudumbashree Mission, the programme has now been …
  • All but news from Kerala in 2021 December 29, 2021 3:36 am By Express News Service Chasing stories is in itself enriching. And journalists often get more than what they bargained for. Here, our reporters  share their experiences en route the news journey No entry for Black! President Ram Nath Kovind was slated to …
  • Six injured in blast at tea shop in Kerala, cops say no mystery behind incident December 21, 2021 12:24 pm By Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA: Six people suffered injuries in an explosion at a tea shop at Pidannaplavu near Anicadu in Pathanamthitta district on Tuesday. According to the police, the condition of tea shop owner Basheer and Sunny Chacko, a …
  • Complete vaccination crosses 75% mark in Kerala December 21, 2021 9:23 am The complete COVID vaccination has crossed the 75 per cent mark in Kerala as over two crore people have received both the first and second doses of the jab, the state government said here on Tuesday. A total of 2,60,09,703 crore people- 97.38 per cent of …
  • Kerala reports 2,230 new COVID-19 cases December 21, 2021 6:11 am Kerala’s cumulative COVID-19 burden ever since the pandemic began now stands at 52,19,819 cases The State logged 2,230 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday when 39,826 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The State’s cumulative COVID-19 burden, ever since …
  • 60,000 devotees to be allowed to visit Sabarimala per day December 21, 2021 2:37 am The state government has come up with more relaxations in Sabarimala during the ongoing festival season in the wake of reduction in the Covid-19 spread in the state. The number of devotees who can visit the temple has been increased to 60,000 per day from …
  • News Analysis| Political murders in Kerala call for stern action December 20, 2021 3:35 pm The communal dimension to the political violence is a serious cause of concern. The spate of political murders taking place in Kerala in the recent times is a real wake-up call for the Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) …
  • Heavy rains leave a trail of destruction in Pathanamthitta November 15, 2021 3:26 am M.G. University postpones all examinations to be held on Monday From inundating houses to damaging crops, the heavy rains that lashed the Central Travancore over the last couple of days left a trail of destruction across the region. Water level in all …
  • Ban imposed, alert issued as heavy rain batters Pathanamthitta October 17, 2021 12:25 am By Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA: Heavy rain continued to lash the district on Saturday, inundating roads and low-lying areas and throwing normal life out of gear. The district administration swung into action and shifted 28 people to relief camps in …
  • Heavy rains across Kerala; major dams in Pathanamthitta filled to capacity October 16, 2021 7:04 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala has been witnessing heavy rains since Friday night owing to the low pressure formations in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal. Pathanamthitta is witnessing heavy rains akin to the heavy showers during the …
  • Kerala: POCSO case victim ends life in Pathanamthitta September 23, 2021 11:36 am
  • Kerala: Gavi tour package to restart; other eco-tourism centres in Pathanamthitta also opened August 9, 2021 6:42 am Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA: With the state sanctioning relaxations in the tourism sector, the forest authorities will once again start offering the day-long Gavi tour package. The Konni divisional forest office has opened for bookings for the tour …
  • Noah's Gopher trees VIPs of Ranni forest in Pathanamthitta July 15, 2021 7:25 am Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA: Gopher trees - whose wood, says the Bible, were used by Noah to create the Ark for surviving the great flood - enjoy VIP status in the Ranni forest in Pathanamthitta. The forest department has set up permanent …
  • Charred body of engineering grad found in Pathanamthitta July 9, 2021 6:14 pm By Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA: A charred body of a 23-year-old engineering graduate was found in the backyard of a locked house of an NRI at Thuruthicad in  Mallappally in Pathanamthitta district in the early hours of Friday. The deceased has been …
  • Reservoirs in Pathanamthitta to host fish farms June 15, 2021 7:52 am Commercial fishery is not an occupation one would normally associate with the people living on the high-ranges of Pathanamathitta. The sector, however, looks set to gain a foothold along the forest-fringe villages here, thanks to a novel community …
  • Clerk who swindled Rs 8 crore from Canara Bank's Pathanamthitta branch arrested from Bengaluru May 17, 2021 7:07 am By Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA: The special investigation team arrested 36-year-old Vijeesh Varghese, an ex-Navy person, who allegedly swindled Rs 8 crores from the Canara Bank's branch in Pathanamthitta town. The district police chief R …
  • Flood alert issued in Pathanamthitta in Kerala amid rising water levels in two rivers May 15, 2021 8:46 am By Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA: In the wake of increasing water levels in the Manimala and Achankovil rivers, the Central Water Commission (CWC) has issued a flood alert. According to the CWC, the water in Kallooppara (Manimala river) and Thumpamon …
  • Sabarimala likely to decide political fortunes in Pathanamthitta March 21, 2021 4:41 am Express News Service It has been three days since the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple reopened for its annual 10-day celebration of Uthram mahotsavam, but the road from Vadasserikkara to Pampa — usually bustling with devotees — wears a deserted look. Though the …
  • Kerala to replicate Pathanamthitta model to bring down Covid mortality among 60-plus age group October 3, 2020 8:36 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The 'Pathanamthitta model', which was proved highly effective in reducing the mortality rate among Covid patients belonging to the 60-plus group, will be coopted by the state health department. With just six …
  • Kerala: Covid-19 patient raped inside ambulance in Pathanamthitta September 6, 2020 4:21 pm
  • Kerala rains | Pathanamthitta on the edge as Pampa dam opens August 9, 2020 9:02 am The unrelenting rains that have battered the Pathanathitta district since Thursday has forced the authorities to open the shutters of one more reservoir, reigniting fears of another flood in the region. In an order issued at 11 a.m. on Sunday, District …
  • Kerala: Triveni bridge submerged; orange alert in Kottayam, Pathanamthitta August 8, 2020 3:15 am Triveni flooded after Pamba River overflowed on FridayT’PURAM/KOTTAYAM: With the Triveni bridge at Pamba getting submerged by floodwater, doubts have emerged over the temple tantri (chief priest) taking out a journey to the shrine, which is set to be …
  • Situation serious in Pathanamthitta, Palakkad July 22, 2020 1:20 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Covid-19 situation in Pathanamthitta and Palakkad is grim with cases of infection through local contact going up.“At Kumbazha in Pathanamthitta, the contact list of people who were infected from the fish …
  • Six more cases in Pathanamthitta July 2, 2020 8:48 am Six more Non-Resident Keralites tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on Wednesday, taking the number of active cases in Pathanamthitta to 186, an official bulletin here said. The number of COVID-19 cases in the district since March 7 is 296, of which 109 have …
  • Pathanamthitta: 67-year-old ends life after murdering wife June 21, 2020 2:44 am By Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA: Gananathan, 67, of Vadekkethil, Attachakal in Konnitook his own life by jumping into Achenkovil river, after allegedly killing his wife on Saturday. Gananathan, an astrologer by profession, was found rushing to the …
  • Pathanamthitta braces for likely spike once NRKs return from US, Europe May 19, 2020 2:37 am Express News Service KOCHI:  It took some systematic and meticulous steps for Pathanamthitta to break free from the grip of Covid-19 in March when the first case was reported in the district. Over the days, the district valiantly fought the battle, …
  • Pathanamthitta killer tiger likely to be shot dead May 18, 2020 2:01 am A child is seen playing with his toy at Pezhumpara in Pathanamthitta where the rapid response team was engaged...Read More THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government has decided to shoot down a killer tiger that has been spreading panic at Thannithode and …
  • 299 held for violating lockdown norms in Pathanamthitta April 26, 2020 6:42 am The police arrested 299 persons and registered 289 cases at various police stations in the district for violating lockdown norms in the past 24 hours that ended at 2 p.m. on Saturday, according to District Police Chief K.G. Simon. Mr. Simon said the police …
  • Kerala minor hacked to death in Pathanamthitta April 22, 2020 12:55 pm Kochi: A 16-year-old student was hacked to death allegedly by two of his classmates in Kodumon in Pathanamthitta district. The victim, Akhil S, was a student of St George's Mount High School at Kaipattoor. The heinous incident happened on Tuesday …
  • Pathanamthitta inching out of Covid scare, but cautious April 6, 2020 12:57 am
  • COVID-19 | Four more admitted to isolation wards in Pathanamthitta March 21, 2020 11:26 am Four more persons with symptomatic fever akin to COVID-19 have been admitted to the isolation wards at two hospitals, taking the total number of people quarantined at hospitals in the district to 19 on Saturday. COVID-19 | Interactive map of confirmed …
  • Kerala man sneaks out of coronavirus isolation ward in Pathanamthitta, brought back  March 10, 2020 8:06 am By PTI PATHANAMTHITTA: A man under observation for suspected coronavirus infection at the isolation ward of the district hospital here fled, but was tracked and brought back within hours. The man was among those who had interacted with the three-member …
  • Coronavirus scare in Kerala: Pathanamthitta on high alert, mass gatherings banned March 10, 2020 3:19 am
  • 18 admitted to isolation wards in Pathanamthitta March 10, 2020 2:58 am By Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA: As many as 18 persons have been admitted to the isolation wards in various hospitals in Pathanamthitta district following suspected coronavirus infection. Of the 18 cases under observation in isolation wards, 12 are …
  • Coronavirus | Holiday declared in Pathanamthitta, Kottayam March 9, 2020 4:19 am The District Collector has declared holiday for all educational institutions in Pathanamthitta from Monday to Wednesday in the wake of COVID-19 threat. There will be no change in the SSLC examinations scheduled to begin on Tuesday. However, students who …
  • Coronavirus scare: Cochin airport to quarantine staff who came in contact with Pathanamthitta family March 8, 2020 9:01 pm By Express News Service KOCHI: With three passengers who had arrived at the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) from Italy, testing positive for COVID-19, airport authorities have decided to step up precautionary measures to combat the spread of …
  • Coronavirus hits Kerala, 7 under watch in Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Pathanamthitta January 25, 2020 7:25 am The epicentre of the coronavirus is Wuhan, in China. (File Photo) At least seven people, who have shown symptoms of respiratory problems, have been admitted to hospitals in Kerala and will be tested for coronavirus. Two of the seven have been admitted to a …
  • Sex ratio tilt towards boys; Pathanamthitta tops in number of girl child births September 1, 2019 1:13 am Express News Service KOZHIKODE: Pathanamthitta district has 984 female births to 1,000 male births, topping the Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) status in the state for the year 2018-19. However, Kerala as a whole is short of five girl child births (959) compared …
  • Elections 2019: With Sabarimala At Centrestage, Triangular Contest In Kerala's Pathanamthitta April 20, 2019 12:08 pm It's a triangular battle in Kerala's Pathanamthitta, with Sabarimala at the centrestage Pathanamthitta, Kerala: As the lines blur between religion and politics, it's a triangular political battle in Kerala's Pathanamthitta district, with …
  • P C George frets and fumes, to fight it out from Pathanamthitta March 24, 2019 1:56 am By Express News Service KOTTAYAM:  Lashing out at the ‘outrageous’ manner in which top Congress leaders treated him, P C George MLA announced his decision to contest the Lok Sabha polls from the Pathanamthitta seat. According to him, the formal …
  • K Surendran is BJP candidate in Pathanamthitta March 23, 2019 5:27 pm THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Ending the suspense over its candidate in Pathanamthitta, where the Sabarimala shrine is located, BJP Saturday announced the name of K Surendran, state general secretary who will try his luck from the constituency. The BJP, while …
  • Suspense over BJP's Pathanamthitta candidate from Kerala continues March 22, 2019 11:08 am THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The suspense over BJP's candidate in Pathanamthitta Lok Sabha constituency, where the Sabarimala shrine is located, is continuing as the seat was left out in the party's first list of nominees. The BJP on Thursday night …
  • SVEEP seeks to motivate voters in Pathanamthitta March 20, 2019 3:40 am Vote is a means to feel the country’s soul and a citizen is directly involved in the process of national development through the electoral process, actor Kailash has said. Mr. Kailash, brand ambassador of the Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral …
  • BJP’s two-pronged strategy for Pathanamthitta constituency March 18, 2019 2:57 am Express News Service KOCHI: What explains the new-found enthusiasm and excitement among the BJP workers in Pathanamthitta Lok Sabha constituency? The Sabarimala agitation has added wind to the sails of the BJP and the party is fancying a surprise win here. …
  • Pathanamthitta: Love spurned, teenager sets girl ablaze March 15, 2019 2:06 pm PATHANAMTHITTA: An 18-year-old girl was set ablaze after being stabbed by a teenager in broad daylight at Tiruvalla in Pathanamthitta on Tuesday. The girl from Ayiroor here is struggling for life at a private hospital sustaining 60 percent burns. Police …
  • BJP may field independent candidate in Pathanamthitta Lok Sabha seats February 21, 2019 9:59 pm THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: BJP chief Amit Shah hopes to wrest Thiruvananthapuram and Pathanamthitta Lok Sabha seats with the support of the NSS, though wildly ambitious. In all likelihood, Mizoram Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan and a non-BJP Hindu independent …
  • NIA wraps up probe in Pathanamthitta woman's forced conversion, sends case back to Kerala police January 30, 2019 11:18 pm Express News Service KOCHI:  Putting an end to the Love Jihad allegations in the case pertaining to forced conversion of a Pathanamthitta woman, the NIA has wrapped up its probe after failing to obtain concrete evidence. The anti-terror agency has referred …
  • 237 people detained in Kannur, Pathanamthitta violence January 5, 2019 7:32 am [India], Jan 5 (ANI): A total of 237 people have been taken into preventive detention by the police in connection with violence in Kannur and Pathanamthitta districts of Kerala. While 204 people were taken into preventive detention in Pathanamthitta …
  • PM Modi To Begin 2019 Campaign In Kerala On January 6 From Pathanamthitta December 27, 2018 11:22 am BJP is hopeful of putting up a good show with Kerala in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Thiruvananthapuram: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive at Pathanamthitta in Kerala on January 6 to begin the campaign for the Lok Sabha elections, a senior BJP …
  • Kerala: Ayyappa devotee found dead, BJP calls for hartal in Pathanamthitta November 2, 2018 4:30 am When Sivadas went missing, the family had registered an FIR with the police. The BJP Friday called for a strike in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala after an Ayyappa devotee was found dead in Nilakkal. The devotee was recognised as Shivdas, a resident of …
  • Sabarimala Row Live Updates: Protesters block and attack woman journalist’s car in Pathanamthitta October 17, 2018 10:54 am Tension prevailed Wednesday morning in Kerala’s Nilakkal, the main gateway to Sabarimala, after the police used force to disperse devotees opposing the entry of girls and women of menstrual age into the hill shrine. Acting tough, the police, deployed in …
  • BJP calls for strike in Kerala's Pathanamthitta tomorrow October 6, 2018 6:18 pm [India], Oct 6 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called for a strike in Kerala's Pathanamthitta district on October 7 to protest against a clash erupted between the party's youth wing state president and police during a protest march. The …
  • Kerala Floods: Toll 165, many still await rescue; situation ‘grave’ in Ernakulam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Thrissur August 19, 2018 11:08 am Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: August 18, 2018 12:37:13 am People wait for aid on the roof of their house at a flooded area in Kerala. (REUTERS) Multiple government agencies on Friday rescued 82,442 people who were stranded in …
  • Kerala floods: Situation ‘grave’ in Ernakulam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Thrissur August 18, 2018 12:04 am Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: August 18, 2018 12:37:13 am People wait for aid on the roof of their house at a flooded area in Kerala. (REUTERS) Multiple government agencies on Friday rescued 82,442 people who were stranded in …
  • Thousands stranded in upper floor buildings in Pathanamthitta August 16, 2018 9:05 am — ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2018 With the flood-like situation worsening in the state, people have taken it to social media for rescue. People have been using Save of Souls (SOS) video messages from people whose houses are submerged and are forced to take …
  • Pathanamthitta Starz top Pro Kerala League November 4, 2017 4:36 pm AV PRO Pathanamthitta Starz team that lifted the Lenovo Pro Kerala League Cup. Dubai: AV PRO Pathanamthitta Starz emerged as the champions in the men’s division of the Lenovo Pro Kerala League (PKL) presented by Milano while Danube Arakkal Sultanaz lifted …
  • Water scarcity grips Pathanamthitta March 3, 2017 4:19 am The hilly tracts, the plains and low-lying Upper Kuttanad belt in the Central Travancore district of Pathanamthitta are in the grip of acute drinking water scarcity. The summer had an early onset in January. Wells and natural streams in the hilly areas of …