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  • Vijayan moves to break the back of Congress in Kottayam June 3, 2021 7:36 am Pinarayi Vijayan who has become the last word in Kerala’s Left politics, has started his latest move and it is to break the Congress party’s back in Kottayam district and for that he is using former Congress led UDF ally Kerala Congress (Mani) led by Jose …
  • KC(M) joins new Kerala cabinet without a minister from Kottayam May 18, 2021 9:43 am Kerala Congress (M) chairman Jose K. Mani nominates Kanjirappally legislator N. Jayaraj as the Chief Whip Confirming the inclusion of senior Kerala Congress (M) legislator Roshy Augustine in the State cabinet, party chairman Jose K. Mani on Tuesday …
  • Rain lashes Kottayam in Kerala May 14, 2021 11:42 am Including Kottayam, several other areas of south Kerala reported heavy to very heavy rains, informed Central Water Commission. (Representative image)KOTTAYAM: Kottayam received lashes of rain as 'heavy to very heavy rainfall' was predicted by India …
  • Oxygen parlour opened at Manarcad, more to be set up across Kottayam April 29, 2021 3:09 am By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: In a novel initiative to provide oxygen to patients who are in need, the Kottayam district administration will open oxygen parlours across the district. The first parlour was opened at the Covid care centre set up at St …
  • LDF, UDF govts made Kerala a hub of corruption: Amit Shah in Kottayam rally March 25, 2021 5:36 pm Amit Shah slammed LDF and UDF during a rally in poll-bound Kerala’s Kottayam on March 24 and accused the alliances of making the state a hub of corruption. “LDF and UDF governments have made Kerala a hub of corruption. When UDF comes to power, there is a …
  • Kerala Polls 2021: Congress has mixed youth with experience, says Rahul Gandhi in Kottayam March 24, 2021 6:08 am Congress' Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that party has injected a lot of young people in Kerala while also retaining the old guards. “We've mixed youth with experience. We've made a Congress revolution - maintained our experienced people & …
  • Bird flu: Over 69,000 birds culled in Kerala's Alappuzha, Kottayam January 6, 2021 4:40 pm By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Over 69,000 birds including ducks and chicken were culled in the districts of Alappuzha and Kottayam to contain the H5N8 strain of bird flu, Kerala Animal Husbandry Minister K Raju said on Wednesday. The minister said 19 Rapid …
  • Culling begins at bird flu hotspots in Alappuzha, Kottayam January 6, 2021 6:36 am 45,000 to be culled in all in Alappuzha, operations to continue in the next two days Culling of birds began on Tuesday morning in the wake of the detection of avian influenza (H5N8) in the Kuttanad region. District Animal Husbandry Officer Santhosh Kumar T …
  • High alert: Kerala declares bird flu as state-specific disaster; cases found in Kottayam, Alappuzha January 5, 2021 12:08 pm Jan 05, 2021, 04:21PM ISTSource: Times NowThe bird flu has been declared a state-specific disaster by the Kerala government on Tuesday. The govt has issued a high alert considering the potential of the virus to infect humans. An outbreak of bird flu was …
  • Kerala registers 5,218 fresh cases, highest in Kottayam December 16, 2020 7:09 am
  • Diwali 2020: Business dips in Patna, Kottayam during festive season November 14, 2020 1:34 pm Nov 14, 2020, 05:22PM ISTSource: ANIAs the country is celebrating Diwali today, markets wore a deserted look in Patna and Kottayam. People are avoiding marketplaces due to the COVID fear. Shopkeepers complained of dip in business during the festive season …
  • UDF commences bilateral seat-sharing talks in Kottayam November 8, 2020 9:14 pm By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: With the State Election Commission declaring the dates for the local body polls, seat sharing talks gathered momentum in the UDF.  As part of it, the district UDF committee held a meeting in the presence of its state …
  • COVID-19 positive cop from Idukki dies at Kottayam Medical College Hospital October 26, 2020 6:21 am By Express News Service IDUKKI:  A police officer with the Thodupuzha police station in Kerala's Idukki district, who had tested positive for COVID-19, died at the Kottayam Medical College Hospital on Sunday. The deceased identified as CK Raju, an …
  • Kerala: Section 144 imposed in Ernakulam, Kottayam October 3, 2020 7:40 am Image Source : ANI TWITTER Kerala: Section 144 imposed in Ernakulam, Kottayam Kerala government on Friday imposed Section 144 in Ernakulam and Kottayam districts considering the surge in coronavirus cases. The Pinarayi Vijayan government has also announced …
  • Rain fury continues in Kerala: Youth goes 'missing' in Kottayam after car falls in flood water August 9, 2020 5:36 am By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: Due to the torrential rains, battering the region for the past couple of days, the flood situation in Kottayam continued to be grim on Sunday morning as major rivers including Meenachil, Manimala and Muvattupuzha started …
  • 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 …
  • Torrential rains in Kerala's Kottayam bring life to standstill, several regions fear flooding August 7, 2020 8:26 am By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: Torrential rains lashing Kottayam district since Thursday has severely impacted normal life there as water levels in major rivers including Meenachil, Manimala, and Pampa have been on the rise. Due to water level rise in …
  • Writer Kottayam Pushpanath’s Dracula makes a second coming August 5, 2020 3:28 am Rayan Pushpanath discovered Dracula, a forbidden read till then, during the summer of 1999. Along with his cousin, he sat under a brindleberry tree in their ancestral home at Chungam in Kottayam devouring the novel which their grandfather, the popular …
  • Kerala: Rain-triggered mudslide disrupts rail traffic in Kottayam July 29, 2020 6:57 pm Railway tunnel at Muttambalam in Kottayam A mudslide took place on a railway track in Muttambalam in Kerala’s Kottayam district, following heavy rainfall in several parts of the state. As a result of the downpour, soil and boulders rolled over the track …
  • Kottayam residents protest move to cremate Covid victim, BJP councillor lends support July 26, 2020 2:51 pm Kerala: Residents of Muttambalam have blocked the entrance to the cremation. A protest erupted in a municipality in Kerala’s Kottayam district after local residents opposed the burial of a Covid-19 victim on Sunday. Residents of Muttambalam have blocked …
  • Five more succumb to coronavirus in Kerala; Kottayam district registers its first death July 26, 2020 9:03 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala reported five more Covid-19 deaths from Thrissur, Malappuram, Kasargod, Kozhikode and Kottayam districts on Sunday. In Thrissur, 72-year-old P Varghese, a native of Irinjalakuda, died early this morning …
  • Kottayam records first COVID-19 death as 72-year-old succumbs to virus; Kerala toll rises to 32 July 13, 2020 7:51 am By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: Even as coronavirus positive cases soar across Kerala, Kottayam district on Monday recorded its first death due to the infection. The deceased has been identified as Abdul Salam, 72, a native of Parathodu near Mundakkayam. …
  • Situation alarming in Kottayam after private hospital staffer gets infected June 27, 2020 2:34 am By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: The concerns over a 70-year-old man hailing from Pallickathodu testing positive for Covid-19 pandemic without a known source of infection on Wednesday appears to be escalating after his 24-year-old daughter-in-law tested …
  • Kottayam: Tribal girl found dead near house; another attempts suicide June 14, 2020 1:24 am By Express News Service KOTTAYAM:  A 17-year-old tribal girl of Kulamankuzhi tribal settlement at Valara near Adimali was found hanging near her house, while her relative, a 21-year-old girl in the same settlement, was hospitalised after consuming poison …
  • Police arrest man for murder of 60-year-old woman in Kottayam June 4, 2020 8:39 am By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: In a major achievement, the police team probing the murder of 60-year-old woman at Parappadam near Kottayam, arrested the accused within three days of the crime. The arrested person has been identified as Muhammed Bilal ( …
  • Woman found murdered, son held in Kottayam May 31, 2020 8:01 am Representative image KOTTAYAM: A woman was killed by her son following a quarrel over food in Thrikkodithanam near Kottayam on Saturday night. The youth who was in an inebriated condition was taken into custody by police from the house. The victim, …
  • One more COVID-19 death in Kottayam; Kerala’s toll climbs to 8 May 29, 2020 8:32 am Kerala on Friday recorded its eighth COVID-19 death when a 65-year-old man, who had been in a critical condition at the Government Medical College in Kottayam, died at around 2 a.m. The deceased was identified as a native of Perumthuruthy in Thiruvalla. He …
  • Malayalam actor Kottayam Nazeer wields painter’s brush for a noble cause May 28, 2020 2:29 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Covid pandemic and the ensuing lockdown witnessed countless instances of selfless deeds by people from all walks of life. Mimicry artist and film actor Kottayam Nazeer, who is a household name, displayed a …
  • Kannur, Kottayam only Kerala districts in red zone in Centre's revised classification May 1, 2020 10:02 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: According to the new hotspot classification issued by the Union government, to be in force after May 3 when the second phase of the nationwide lockdown ends, Kerala will have two districts each in the green and …
  • Strict lockdown measures in Idukki and Kottayam April 29, 2020 2:29 am
  • Keeping Kottayam and Idukki in mind, Kerala set to redraw strategy April 29, 2020 1:05 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In the wake of the spike in Covid-19 positive cases in Kottayam and Idukki, the government has decided to have a thorough look into the state of affairs, especially the lockdown scenario. Briefing the media on …
  • Kottayam, Idukki in Red zone April 28, 2020 6:16 am In view of a sudden spike in the number of COVID-19 cases over the last five days, Kottayam and Idukki districts have been upgraded as Red zones. In Kottayam, where the total number of active cases on Monday rose to 17, seven grama panchayats and five …
  • Kerala: Kottayam, Idukki brought under red zone April 28, 2020 4:07 am
  • From green to red, focus shifts to Kottayam and Idukki April 28, 2020 3:22 am Express News Service T’PURAM/KOTTAYAM/IDUKKI: From a happy green to cautious orange and worrying red zone, the turn for the worse for Kottayam and Idukki in a matter of days has caught the health department off guard. Both districts now have second …
  • Kottayam, Idukki brought under red zone April 28, 2020 12:33 am
  • Double lockdown ini Idukki, Kottayam hit pepper arrivals to Kochi April 27, 2020 2:08 pm V Sajeev Kumar The imposition of double lockdown in Idukki and Kottayam has affected pepper arrivals to Kochi on Monday. Arrivals were only 8 tonnes, while prices remained steady at ₹314 per kg for ungarbled and MG1 garbled varieties realised ₹334. However …
  • After a lull, Kerala’s Idukki, Kottayam districts see resurgence of Covid-19 cases April 26, 2020 3:36 pm Outside a Covid-19 ward in Kerala. Kottayam saw the last Covid-19 patient getting discharged on April 3 and Idukki on April 12. (Express photo) Kerala reported 11 fresh coronavirus cases on Sunday, all of which sprang up in Kottayam and Idukki districts, …
  • Class XII students in Kottayam raise funds to help 800 families hit by lockdown April 24, 2020 2:22 pm By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: With COVID-19 forcing the nation to go into lockdown mode, many families, especially those of daily wage earners, are finding it difficult to make ends meet. Realising this, a group of Class XII students of Pallikoodam …
  • Kottayam gets ready to ease lockdown April 20, 2020 3:38 am Having decided to ease the lockdown restrictions in Kottayam from Tuesday onwards, authorities have come up with an elaborate plan to make sure that the relaxations do not affect the region’s defence against the viral outbreak. To begin with, check posts …
  • Amid lockdown, a heart transplant at Kottayam MCH April 19, 2020 8:07 am At a time when health-care workers across the country are donning protective gear to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, a team of medical staff at the Government Medical College Hospital (MCH) in Kottayam, a designated COVID care centre, on Saturday suited up …
  • Prohibitory orders issued in Kottayam, day after migrant workers stage stir March 30, 2020 4:41 am
  • Deprived of essentials, migrant labourers protest on streets in Kerala's Kottayam March 29, 2020 11:24 am By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: Tension prevailed in Payippad near Changanassery, a prominent settlement of migrant labourers in Kottayam on Sunday, after 2000-odd workers took to streets demanding immediate arrangements to go back to their native places …
  • COVID-19 crisis: Hundreds of migrant workers flood Kottayam street in Kerala hoping to return home March 29, 2020 11:06 am Mar 29, 2020, 03:51PM ISTSource: Times NowA deserted street in Kerala’s Kottayam district was full of activity on Sunday as hundreds of migrant workers from Bihar Uttar Pradesh gathered seeking to return to their hometown amid the nationwide lockdown. The …
  • COVID-19: A church in Kerala's Kottayam live streams Sunday Mass March 15, 2020 10:18 pm Kottayam (Kerala) [India], Mar 15 (ANI): Many churches in Kerala are taking the online option to livestream the Sunday Mass to enable the faithful to avoid public mingling in the light of an advisory put out by the state government against holding public …
  • Kottayam man's post-mortem report negative for coronavirus March 13, 2020 6:07 pm Kottayam: An elderly man, who was a neighbour of a coronavirus patient at Chengalam and under home quarantine has died. Authorities who got the post-mortem report said that test results of samples were negative for the coronavirus. Kottayam district …
  • 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 …
  • Rubber Board organises two-day training programme at Kottayam March 3, 2020 12:57 pm The Rubber Board organises a two day training programme at Rubber Training Institute, Kottayam in testing of Dry Rubber Content (DRC) of field latex/concentrated latex as per standards on March 11 and 12, 2020. For details, contact phone: 0481- 2353127 …
  • Two workers die in Kottayam after well collapses on them February 29, 2020 5:03 am By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: In a tragic incident, two labourers placing concrete rings in a well got killed after a portion of the well collapsed on them at Punnathura near Ettumanoor on Friday. The deceased are Saju, 46, of Poovathanam house, …
  • Five members of a family died in car accident in Kottayam February 1, 2020 5:17 am By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: In a tragic incident, five members of a family, including three women were killed when the car in which they were travelling rammed a wood-laden lorry at Kalikavu near Kuravilangad along M C Road in the early hours of …
  • Of biting truths and bygone times: A crime thriller called 'Kottayam' to release on January 17 January 7, 2020 6:57 am By Express News Service KOCHI: Artist, cinematographer, traveller and farmer, Binu Bhaskar has added another feather to his hat with his debut directorial venture, ‘Kottayam’. The off-beat movie is a crime thriller that delves into the themes of violence …
  • Binu Bhaskar’s Kottayam  to release on January 17 December 24, 2019 7:52 am By Express News Service Cinematographer-turned-director Binu Bhaskar’s Kottayam is gearing up for release on January 17. An offbeat film revolving around a murder investigation, it is being touted as a psychological thriller. In an earlier interview with …
  • Five-day training in rubber cultivation at Kottayam December 23, 2019 12:14 pm The Rubber Board organises a five-day training in rubber cultivation at Rubber Training Institute, Kottayam from January 6 to 10, 2020. The course content includes modern planting materials, planting techniques, manuring, pest and disease control, tapping …
  • Kerala Nun rape case: Kottayam Court extends Bishop Franco Mulakkal's bail November 30, 2019 2:42 pm Image Source : PTI Kerala Nun rape case: Kottayam Court extends Bishop Franco Mulakkal's bail Kottayam Court extended the bail of the Kerala nun rape case accused Franco Mulakkal on Saturday. Mulakkal, rape-accused and former bishop of Jalandhar, had …
  • Elephant Kills Mahout, Rams Bus In Kerala's Kottayam November 6, 2019 4:31 am The mahout was rushed to the government medical college hospital but he died en route. Kottayam: An elephant ran amok and killed its mahout while he was trying to tame it before attacking a bus carrying passengers, police said on Tuesday. The tusker rammed …
  • Elephant kills mahout, attacks private bus in Kottayam November 6, 2019 1:39 am By Express News Service KOTTAYAM:  Fear and panic prevailed along the Kottayam - Kumarakom tourism corridor for nearly two hours on Tuesday evening after an elephant, which was taken back after attending a temple festival in Kottayam, turned unruly and …
  • Lecture series on Latin America to be held in three Kerala cities: Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Kannur October 7, 2019 5:36 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A series of lectures on Latin America is being organised in the city on October 16. The four-part series will delve on modernity, development and transformations in Latin America. Two of the lecture series will …
  • Ruling LDF wins Pala bypoll in Kottayam, Kerala September 27, 2019 8:55 am KOTTAYAM (KERALA): The ruling CPI(M) led LDF won the byelection to Pala assembly constituency, wresting the seat from the opposition Congress led UDF. LDF candidate Mani C Kappen defeated Jose Tom Pulikkunel of the opposition Congress-led UDF in a closely …
  • Kunjeldho starts rolling in Kottayam September 4, 2019 6:52 pm  The film, which marks the directorial debut of popular radio jockey Mathukutty, who has written the script too, has the multi-talented Vineeth Sreenivasan as the creative director. For Kottayam, it will be Kunjeldho days ahead. Kunjeldho, starring Asif …
  • Contempt plea in SC for control of Kottayam churches August 29, 2019 12:43 pm New Delhi/Kottayam, Aug 29 (IANS) Kerala’s Malankara Orthodox Church on Thursday filed a contempt petition in the Supreme Court stating that the Kerala government has not done anything to implement the 2017 apex court directive which gives the …
  • Kottayam native shot dead by robber in US  August 8, 2019 3:29 am By Express News Service KOTTAYAM:  A 68-year-old Kottayam native was shot dead after being carjacked at gunpoint by a bank robber at Valrico in the US state of  Florida. Mathew Korattiyil of Peroor near Ettumanoor was attacked at the parking lounge of   …
  • Villa Maya serves dishes from the hearths of Kottayam July 4, 2019 12:09 pm ​A Syrian Christian food fete brings to mind plenty of meat dishes, curried, baked, roasted and fried and a variety of appams to go with it. However, a Syrian Christian food festival that begins today at Villa Maya has many surprises in store for jaded …
  • A walk to trace heritage of Old Kottayam June 26, 2019 5:52 am Centuries before it became a hub of vernacular print houses and educational institutions, Kottayam had served as the citadel of a princely State and a major marketplace. From the Thaliyil Mahadeva temple to the Thazhathangadi Juma Masjid, and the …
  • Kerala: Three hospitals charged for denying treatment to 62-year old H1N1 patient in Kottayam June 7, 2019 8:33 am Image Source : PTI Three Kerala hospitals charged for denying treatment to 62-year-old-patient in Kottayam. Representational Image  The Kottayam Police, on Thursday, lodged an FIR against three hospitals, including one run by the government, after they …
  • 3 Kottayam hospitals booked for 'denying' treatment to 62-year-old H1N1 patient June 7, 2019 5:10 am The three hospitals have, however, denied the allegations made by Renimol. Kottayam: The Kottayam Police has registered a case against three hospitals, including Kottayam Medical College and two other private hospitals after a woman claimed that her father …
  • Double for Kottayam in state Jr. basketball championship June 6, 2019 8:42 pm Kottayam clinched the girls' title while their boys retained the crown in the state junior basketball championship in Thodupuzha. In a thrilling final, Kottayam edged Thiruvnanthapuram in doube extra-time, 97-95, for the girls' title. In the boys…
  • Mango Meadows: A man-made paradise in Kottayam June 5, 2019 2:00 am Express News Service KOTTAYAM: A stroll through the paved walkways, getting to know the rich varieties of flora and fauna, enjoying the chirping of birds and feeding fish in ponds - is quite a refreshing experience for anyone. Mango Meadows at Ayamkudi, a …
  • Kottayam and Idukki advance May 28, 2019 7:07 pm Kottayam and Idukki won their respective group games to progress in the 43rd state junior basketball championship at Shanthlal Jyothi Public School in Thodupuzha on Tuesday. In the boys’ category, Kottayam defeated Alappuzha that had made a solid start to …
  • Kottayam: Man kills elderly for pension money May 23, 2019 1:41 am By Express News Service KOTTAYAM:  In a gruesome incident, a youth killed an 88-year-old man to steal latter’s monthly pension in Manimala on Tuesday. The Manimala police arrested Vilson, 36, of Vallakadav colony in Kattappana for the murder of Thomas aka …
  • Kottayam: Court extends bishop Franco bail, trial in case to begin June 7 May 10, 2019 8:47 pm Kottayam: The trial in the rape case against Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal will begin at the Kottayam district court on June 7. The first class judicial magistrate’s court, Pala, extended the bail for the bishop, who appeared before it on Friday. The …
  • Flood brings Kottayam a paddy windfall May 10, 2019 5:33 am Thanks to back-to-back floods last year, Kottayam is on track to reap a windfall of over ₹300 crore from paddy cultivation this season. As per the estimate of the Paddy Marketing Office of Supplyco, the authorities have procured about 1,09,136.18 tonnes of …
  • This old bridge in Kottayam proves too strong to be brought down April 28, 2019 7:02 am The old railway overbridge (ROB) in Kottayam, which was deemed ‘structurally insufficient’ to cater to the growth of Kottayam town, proved not so weak when it withstood two back-to-back attempts of implosion. The first attempt for the controlled explosion …
  • Kottayam to Kochi barge services receive encouraging responses March 21, 2019 12:50 pm The recently launched container barge service between Kottayam Port, ICD and Cochin Port through national waterways is getting encouraging responses from stakeholders. The terminal operator DP World Cochin said that the commencement of the barge service is …
  • People want a continuation in development activities in Kottayam: KC(M) vice-chairman Jose K Mani March 18, 2019 2:57 am By Express News Service Wrapping up the rumblings of discontent in the party, Kerala Congress(M) has entered the election mode with its candidate Thomas Chazhikadan going ahead with campaign work in Kottayam. KC(M) vice-chairman Jose K Mani, who is leading …
  • Kochi-Kottayam container barge service completes maiden voyage  March 9, 2019 2:27 am Express News Service KOCHI:  In what could prove a game changer, the inaugural container barge service from Kochi to Kottayam carrying import-export goods - despite the minor hiccups caused by hyacinths and fishing nets - got underway here on Friday. …
  • PJ Joseph likely to contest from Kottayam March 9, 2019 2:10 am Express News Service KOTTAYAM: Pressure is mounting on Kerala Congress (M) to settle internal rumblings of discontent over its candidate for the Kottayam constituency. With the UDF leadership tightly shutting the door on the KC(M)’s demand for a second …
  • Kottayam Nazeer makes directorial debut January 22, 2019 5:15 am Express News Service After Harisree Ashokan, another comedian is stepping into direction: Kottayam Nazeer. The actor-cum-artist organised a private screening of his directorial debut, a short film titled Kuttichan at Lal Media Arts in Kochi. In attendance …
  • Kottayam Nazeer turns director January 21, 2019 7:07 pm Kottayam Nazeer is a happy man. The preview of his debut directorial – a short film titled Kuttichan—is just over. At Lal Media, where the preview happened, he is busy meeting his friends. He sounds thrilled as he speaks about Kuttichan, which tells the …
  • Lensman’s take of Kottayam November 13, 2018 6:45 pm Binu Bhaskar, the cinematographer of the 2015 movie Lukka Chuppi, is the latest entrant in the list of DOPs-turned-directors. Binu has donned director’s hat with the crime drama Kottayam. Kottayam revolves around the rape and murder case of a female police …
  • List of trains services to be disrupted between Ernakulam and Kottayam October 17, 2018 3:37 pm Trains services between Ernakulam and Kottayam will be affected for five days, starting from October 20 till 24. Trains services between Ernakulam and Kottayam will be affected for five days, starting from October 20 till 24. Several trains have been …
  • Kerala nun rape case: Bishop Franco Mulakkal discharged from Kottayam hospital September 22, 2018 7:01 am Bishop was under observation in the cardiology section of the Medical College Hospital for over 6 hours after his blood pressure shot up. Kottayam: Bishop Franco Mulakkal, arrested by the police over allegations of repeatedly raping and sexually assaulting …
  • I don’t believe in alienating audiences: Kottayam's director Binu Bhaskar August 29, 2018 9:49 pm Express News Service Santosh Sivan, Venu, Rajeev Ravi, Sujith Vassudev....and now another name can be added to the list of cinematographers from the Malayalam film industry who has made the shift to direction. Lukka Chuppi cinematographer Binu Bhaskar' …
  • Kerala Floods: Andhra SDRF team rescues 40 victims from flooded Kottayam August 20, 2018 2:24 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA:  AP state disaster rescue force (SDRF) personnel, who had rushed to flood-ravaged Kerala state to take up rescue and relief operations on Saturday, reached Ernakulam on Sunday afternoon and evacuated as many as 40 …
  • Rain continues havoc in Kottayam; over 64,000 people in relief camps August 18, 2018 11:06 pm By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: With rain continuing to pour across the district, the western areas of Kottayam have been almost completely submerged in floodwater, forcing tens of thousands of people to relocate to relief camps. As per official reports …
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology at Kottayam gets Atal Incubation Centre July 28, 2018 1:49 am By Express News Service KOZHIKODE: Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Kottayam, has got a shot in the arm with the Union Government recently sanctioning an incubation centre for the institution with a financial assistance of Rs 5 crore. The …
  • Kerala Floods: Mixed response in Kottayam district  July 22, 2018 1:50 am By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: Around 53 families living on the banks of the Meenachil river in Palam colony of Mutholi panchayat had a miraculous escape from floodwater on Monday thanks to the timely intervention of local residents and Fire Safety and …
  • Heavy rain, strong wind wreak havoc on Kottayam July 16, 2018 2:48 am By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: The heavy rain and strong wind wreaked havoc in and around Kottayam on Sunday. Due to strong wind, many trees got uprooted and continuous rain flooded the low-lying areas of the town. Sajimon T Joseph, assistant station …
  • Sexual assault case: Kottayam court records statement of nun July 7, 2018 5:38 am
  • Kottayam woman elated with Saudi driving licence July 3, 2018 12:28 pm KOTTAYAM: For Telma Jose, driving is not just a passion, but a feeling of independence. She used to go for work, supermarket, attend PTA meeting of her children and friends’ place driving her own car. But she was highly disappointed ever since she had …
  • Sexual assault: Kottayam nun to go ahead with legal action against Bishop July 2, 2018 12:50 pm By: PTI | Kottayam | Published: June 30, 2018 2:10:45 pm A nun accused a Roman Catholic Bishop of sexually assaulting her 13 times. (Representational) A nun, who accused a Roman Catholic Bishop of sexually assaulting her, Saturday said she would go ahead …
  • Sexual assault: Kottayam nun had complained to superiors in Church, no action was taken, says police July 2, 2018 12:44 am Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: July 2, 2018 2:17:37 am The nun has alleged that the bishop, a native of Thrissur, sexually exploited her at the Missionaries of Jesus house at Kuravilangand in Kottayam. Kerala police on Sunday …
  • Kottayam: Man disappears after Argentina World Cup defeat June 22, 2018 9:29 pm Kottayam: Argentina’s shock defeat by Croatia in the World Cup on Thursday night broke the heart of a youth back in Kottayam who decided that he had “nothing more to see  in the world and I am going to the depths of death.”  He, therefore, apparently   …
  • ‘Honour killing’: Hartal hits normal life in Kottayam May 29, 2018 1:03 pm — By PTI | May 29, 2018 04:27 pm Kottayam/Thiruvananthapuram: Normal life was affected today in Kottayam district following a dawn-to-dusk hartal called by various political parties and Dalit organisations to protest the alleged honour killing of a 23- …
  • Shut down in Kottayam after twin murders May 28, 2018 11:17 am The strike is in protest against police apathy despite wife’s pleas to probe the abduction of her husband Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition parties in Kerala have called for a shutdown strike in Kottayam district on Tuesday, following the daring murders of a …
  • In Kerala's Kottayam, Man Hangs Himself After Killing His Wife, Children May 18, 2018 6:51 pm A 42-year-old man Sinoj allegedly killed his wife, children before hanging himself (Representational) Kottayam:  Four members of a family were today found dead at their rented house near Ettumanoor in the district, police said. The deceased have been …
  • Kerala: Four of a family found dead in their Kottayam house May 18, 2018 7:34 am By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: In a tragic incident, a four-member family was found dead in their residence at Vayala near Ettumanoor on Friday. The deceased were identified as Sinoj - 42, of Mukulel house, West Koodalloor, his wife Nisha - 35, their …
  • Malayalam detective novelist Kottayam Pushpanath dies at 80 May 3, 2018 1:41 am Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: May 3, 2018 6:19:50 am Kottayam Pushpanath is also credited for producing the first genuine detective story in Malayalam. Well-knoWN Malayalam detective novelist Kottayam Pushpanath, who ushered a …
  • Malayalam detective fiction writer Kottayam Pushpanath passes away May 2, 2018 9:43 am By Express News Service KOTTAYAM: Malayalam detective fiction writer Kottayam Pushpanath, whose skillful writing and thrilling story plots had people waiting anxiously for the next issue of the leading Malayalam weeklies during the 70s and 80s, is no more. …
  • Noted Malayalam novelist ‘Kottayam Pushpanath’ passes away   May 2, 2018 9:37 am — By PTI | May 02, 2018 01:24 pm Kottayam (Kerala): Noted detective novelist “Kottayam Pushpanath, who expanded the world of horror fiction in Malayalam literature, died due to age related ailments here today. He was 80. He is survived by wife and two …
  • Kottayam Kunjachan 2 confirmed! April 12, 2018 7:19 pm Actor-producer Vijay Babu of Friday Film House on Thursday took to Facebook to announce that the sequel to the 1990 super hit Kottayam Kunjachan will be made with Mammooty at the helm. The post read, “All differences of opinion about the copyright and …
  • Mammootty announces Kottayam Kunjachan 2 March 15, 2018 7:35 am Written by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Published: March 15, 2018 12:47 pm Mammotty shared the first look of Kottayam Kunjachan 2 on Facebook. Malayalam superstar Mammootty has announced a sequel to his 1990 blockbuster comedy-drama Kottayam Kunjachan. He …

  • Two friends found dead in Alappuzha, cops suspect sanitiser consumption May 24, 2021 12:10 pm By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Two persons were found dead at Chavady near Thuravoor in Alappuzha's Cherthala taluk after they allegedly consumed hand sanitizer on Monday, police said. Kuthiathode Circle Inspector AV Saiju said the deceased were …
  • Kodakara hawala heist: Cops widen probe, on trail of Alappuzha native May 23, 2021 11:03 pm By Express News Service THRISSUR: Even as the BJP state leaders failed to appear before the special investigation team in connection with the Kodakara hawala heist, the police have widened the probe and are on the trail of an Alappuzha native, to whom the …
  • Tourists can see Navy’s fast-attack vessel on Alappuzha beach soon May 19, 2021 2:39 am Express News Service KOCHI: In a major boost to LDF government’s pet Alappuzha Heritage Project, the Navy has handed over the Fast-Attack Craft (INFAC) T-81, which will be on display at the Alappuzha beach. Vice-Admiral A K Chawla, chief of Southern Naval …
  • Lakshmi Madhavan’s installation ‘Hanging by a Thread’ at Alappuzha blends art with life May 10, 2021 5:40 pm Lakshmi Madhavan’s installation, showcased at the ‘Lokame Tharavadu’ art exhibition in Alappuzha, is an ode to her roots and celebrates the traditional weaves of Balaramapuram Woven into the warp and weft of each white and gold mundum-neriyathum ( …
  • Sinking Covid patient in Alappuzha shifted to hospital on bike, duo hailed May 8, 2021 1:39 am By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: A Covid patient was shifted to a Covid hospital from a Domiciliary Care Centre (DCC) on a two-wheeler in Alappuzha on Friday, exposing the chinks in the facilities and preparations for the expected huge surge of pandemic …
  • Alappuzha: Citadel of Left politics gears up for intense fight March 21, 2021 4:41 am Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Alappuzha, a Communist bastion, is set for another battle of ballots with all three candidates fielding strong candidates in all nine seats. From UDF, Congress has fielded eight candidates, including two sitting MLAs in …
  • Kerala’s Alappuzha church backs BJP for ‘saving’ historical shrine from demolition March 6, 2021 10:38 am A 1000-year-old Christian church in Kerala’s Alappuzha district, which was to be demolished for the widening of a national highway, is now set to be declared a protected monument. The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church credits BJP leader Dr R Balashankar for …
  • Union ministers Pralhad Joshi and V Muraleedharan call on the parents of RSS activist Nandu Krishna killed in Alappuzha February 27, 2021 6:10 pm
  • Kerala: RSS worker killed in Alappuzha, BJP blames PFI February 25, 2021 4:24 am Image Source : PTI (FILE) RSS worker killed in Kerala's Alappuzha, BJP blames PFI  A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker was killed in a clash between two groups in Kerala's Alappuzha district on Wednesday night. According to police, the …
  • RSS worker killed in clash in Kerala's Alappuzha, BJP state unit condemns incident February 25, 2021 1:49 am By PTI ALAPUZZHA: A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker was killed in a clash between two groups in Kerala's Alappuzha district on Wednesday night, police said. The man, identified as Nandu, was killed in the clash between the RSS and SDPI in …
  • Kannur farmer, Alappuzha samiti win top agri honours February 4, 2021 8:05 pm The 24,000 Kayal Padasekhara Samiti, Alappuzha, has won the Mithranikethan K. Viswanathan Memorial Nelkathir Award for group farming and Aneesh P.B. of Kannur the Sibi Kallingal Karshakothama Award for 2020. Agriculture Minister V.S. Sunil Kumar announced …
  • Surprise, surprise! Joe Biden’s rights keeper has her roots in Alappuzha January 22, 2021 5:27 am Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Kannankara village and Kalathil family of Alappuzha are rejoicing. For the ‘granddaughter’ of the village has been appointed to a top post in the National Security Council (NSC) of the United States by President Joe Biden. …
  • Fresh case of bird flu detected in Kainakary in Kerala's Alappuzha January 20, 2021 12:59 pm In a return of the bird flu outbreak in Kerala, a fresh case has been reported in a poultry farm in Alappuzha district’s Kainakary, with officials readying measures for culling and sanitising efforts in the region, a top official said. Dr KM Dileep, …
  • Alappuzha to launch India’s first Labour Movement museum January 17, 2021 5:01 pm By Express News Service KOCHI: Once a bustling maritime town on the west coast and now a global houseboat tourism hub, Alappuzha in Kerala will launch India’s first Labour Movement Museum, showcasing the fascinating history of the world labour movement …
  • Study on bird flu, Covid starts in Alappuzha January 8, 2021 2:46 am By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: The central team tasked to study the avian influenza outbreak and the impact of Covid-19 spread began its investigations in the district on Thursday. Public health specialist of the Union Ministry of Family Welfare Dr …
  • Bird flu: Over 69,000 birds culled in Kerala's Alappuzha, Kottayam January 6, 2021 4:40 pm By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Over 69,000 birds including ducks and chicken were culled in the districts of Alappuzha and Kottayam to contain the H5N8 strain of bird flu, Kerala Animal Husbandry Minister K Raju said on Wednesday. The minister said 19 Rapid …
  • Culling begins at bird flu hotspots in Alappuzha, Kottayam January 6, 2021 6:36 am 45,000 to be culled in all in Alappuzha, operations to continue in the next two days Culling of birds began on Tuesday morning in the wake of the detection of avian influenza (H5N8) in the Kuttanad region. District Animal Husbandry Officer Santhosh Kumar T …
  • High alert: Kerala declares bird flu as state-specific disaster; cases found in Kottayam, Alappuzha January 5, 2021 12:08 pm Jan 05, 2021, 04:21PM ISTSource: Times NowThe bird flu has been declared a state-specific disaster by the Kerala government on Tuesday. The govt has issued a high alert considering the potential of the virus to infect humans. An outbreak of bird flu was …
  • No lapse from party leadership in Alappuzha: CPM January 3, 2021 2:09 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Days after the CPM faced open resentment from party cadre in Alappuzha, the district leadership gave a report to the state committee absolving the leadership of any lapse. However, the protest has not gone down …
  • Kerala: Alappuzha bypass likely to be opened in January December 22, 2020 6:42 am
  • Kerala local body polls: More than 70 per cent voter turnout recorded, Alappuzha tops list December 8, 2020 3:39 pm By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Over 72 per cent of electors had cast their votes in the first phase of the local body elections in the state on Tuesday, when polling came to a close at 6 pm. Five districts - Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, …
  • SR to run trains to M'luru, Alappuzha today November 26, 2020 10:54 am
  • Beaches, parks in Alappuzha district to remain closed November 16, 2020 8:40 am
  • 10,500 tonnes of paddy procured in Alappuzha November 10, 2020 10:25 am After the initial hiccups, paddy procurement is making good progress in the district. The Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation (Supplyco) has so far procured 10,500 tonnes of paddy from farmers in Kuttanad and other parts of the district in the …
  • 551 test positive in Alappuzha September 26, 2020 3:25 am COVID-19 cases continue to spike in the district. For the second time in three days, daily surge crossed the 500-mark with a record 551 people testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 on Friday. The district reported four COVID-related deaths, taking the official …
  • Alappuzha's favourite film shooting location Muppalam gets a facelift September 23, 2020 10:14 am
  • KU’s Alappuzha regional centre to offer MCom Rural Studies September 20, 2020 1:00 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Syndicate of the University of Kerala has decided to start MCom course in Rural Studies at its Regional Centre in Alappuzha. In the first phase, 20 seats have been sanctioned for the course under the varsity’ …
  • Kerala to experiment with water taxis from October, first one in Alappuzha's backwaters September 14, 2020 4:46 pm Written by Vishnu Varma | Kochi | September 14, 2020 9:09:11 pm This is how the water taxi is designed to look Sailing in a new direction in the public water transport sector, Kerala is set to experiment with 10-seater water taxis, the first of which will …
  • Heavy showers to lash Kerala; Orange alert in Kollam, Alappuzha September 6, 2020 10:55 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala is likely to receive heavy showers due to the formation of low pressure over the Arabian Sea. The Indian Meteorological Department sounded Orange alert in Kollam and Alappuzha, warning heavy to very heavy …
  • Alappuzha-based IT firm wins Centre’s innovation challenge August 21, 2020 6:23 am Alappuzha joined the building of an ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat’ on Thursday with Techgentsia Software Technologies Private Limited, an IT company based at Infopark, Cherthala, here winning the ‘Innovation Challenge for the development of videoconferencing …
  • Swachh Survekshan: Alappuzha ranked best small city in innovations but Kerala fares poor overall August 20, 2020 6:58 pm By Express News Service KOCHI: Alappuzha municipality was recognised as the best small city in 'Innovations and Best Practices ' for decentralised wastewater treatment in Swachh Survekshan 2020, the central government's annual survey on …
  • Floodwater starts to recede in Alappuzha August 12, 2020 4:16 am With rain subsiding and the inflow of water from the east decreasing, the flood situation in Alappuzha eased further on Tuesday. Although the situation has improved considerably in many parts of the district, parts of Kuttanad remained inundated. Officials …
  • 151-year-old church collapses in Kerala's Alappuzha after bund breach August 11, 2020 1:30 pm By ANI ALAPPUZHA: The 151-year-old St Paul's CSI church collapsed in Chungam Kuruvelly Padasekharam area of Alappuzha district, Kerala, on Tuesday morning after a bund breached. Since the church was located in the middle of two paddy fields, water …
  • Bund breach leads to collapse of 151-year-old church in Alappuzha August 11, 2020 1:06 pm A 151-year-old church at Pallathuruthy in Kuttanad, Alappuzha collapsed following a bund breach on Tuesday morning. According to officials, St. Paul's church, belonging to the Church of South India (CSI), was destroyed by gushing floodwaters after the …
  • Alappuzha gears up to meet rain threat August 4, 2020 4:52 am The Alappuzha district administration has decided to shift bedridden patients in Kuttanad taluk to government hospitals in view of the flood threat. A meeting of the District Disaster Management Authority chaired by District Collector A. Alexander here on …
  • Alappuzha court acquits all five accused in P. Krishna Pillai memorial torching case July 30, 2020 12:56 pm The Alappuzha District and Sessions Court on Thursday acquitted all five accused in the case related to the attack on the memorial of P. Krishna Pillai, founder-leader of the Communist movement in Kerala. Judge A. Badharudeen absolved Latheesh B. Chandran, …
  • IAS officer who jumped quarantine reinstated Alappuzha sub-collector July 25, 2020 1:43 am Express News Service KOCHI: In a quiet move, Anupam Mishra, IAS, who was suspended by the government for violating the quarantine rules after he returned from Singapore and Indonesia in March, has been reinstated in service. The former sub-collector of …
  • NRI who returned from Saudi Arabia dies of COVID-19 in Alappuzha, toll in Kerala now 34 July 14, 2020 11:12 am By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: A 47-year-old Chunakkara native died of COVID-19 at the Government Medical College in Alappuzha. Nazeer, an NRI, had arrived from Saudi Arabia in the first week of July. Health officials said that he died early on Monday …
  • Alappuzha native among nine new Covid cases in Ernakulam district June 27, 2020 2:49 am By Express News Service KOCHI: Nine persons, including an Alappuzha native who arrived from abroad, tested positive for Covid-19 in the district on Friday. Of the total cases, eight returned from Gulf countries – including six from Kuwait – and one from …
  • SNDP Yogam leader under scanner for 'fraud' found hanging in union office near Alappuzha June 24, 2020 8:50 am By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: SNDP Yogam general secretary Vellapally Natesan’s close aide K K Mahesan was found hanging at the union office at Mararikulam near here on Wednesday. Mararikulam police said the body was found by 10 am. Mahesan, who is …
  • Girders installed for Alappuzha bypass rail overbridge June 21, 2020 2:57 am Taking another step towards the completion of the Alappuzha bypass project, the installation of girders as part of the construction of a rail overbridge (ROB) at Kuthirapanthy has begun. Officials said here on Saturday that the first girder was fixed …
  • Woman who tried to commit suicide dies in road accident in Kerala's Alappuzha June 17, 2020 6:13 am Representative image ALAPPUZHA: A 32-year-old-woman, who tried to commit suicide, died after the ambulance which was carrying her rammed a truck on NH-66 within Aroor police station limits. Her father and uncle also suffered injuries in the accident. …
  • Kerala: Congress youth activist stabbed in Alappuzha district April 22, 2020 12:37 pm Kerala: Congress youth activist stabbed in Alappuzha district A Congress youth activist was stabbed following a controversy over the functioning of a community kitchen at Alappuzha district in Kerala. Late on Tuesday, Youth Congress worker Suhail while …
  • Houseboats In Kerala's Alappuzha Likely To Be Turned Into COVID-19 Isolation Wards April 15, 2020 10:29 am M Anjana said that houseboats have different bed strengths. (Representational) Alappuzha (Kerala): Houseboats in Kerala's Alappuzha districts may be turned into COVID-19 isolation wards if the need arises, said District Collector M Anjana.  "The …
  • Doctor online facility launched in Alappuzha March 30, 2020 6:14 am The Alappuzha district administration, district medical office and Government Medical College, Alappuzha has joined hands to launch ‘doctor online’ facility in the district. The facility will help people under lockdown to consult doctors without going to …
  • Meeting hunger pangs in Alappuzha during lockdown March 27, 2020 7:14 am It was just another working day for them on Thursday. A group of seven, including four women and three men, reached the Janakeeya Adukala (community kitchen) run by the P. Krishnapillai Smaraka Trust at Mannanchery, near Alappuzha, around 6 a.m. They …
  • Alappuzha survivor says the lockdown will pay off March 25, 2020 11:38 am He had his first tryst with a lockdown in the Chinese city of Wuhan, ground zero of the COVID-19 outbreak. After receiving a text message in the early hours of January 23, he, along with his friends, scrambled to reach the Wuhan Tianhe international …
  • Case registered against Alappuzha native for holding wedding March 22, 2020 1:36 am By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Alappuzha North police have registered a criminal case against Shameer Ahammed of  Arattuvazhi in Alappuzha, for holding his daughter’s wedding on March 15 violating the government’s direction against large gatherings. …
  • US couple evades quarantine at Alappuzha Medical College March 14, 2020 12:56 am By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: A US couple, who was referred to the isolation ward of Alappuzha Medical College Hospital, evaded quarantine and went missing on Friday. Officials said the couple reached Kerala via Doha from London on March 9. They …
  • COVID-19: Student discharged from Alappuzha MCH February 14, 2020 1:33 am By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: THE medical student who was admitted to the Alappuzha Medical College Hospital (MCH) isolation ward with coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) was discharged on Thursday. Officials said the state medical board approved the …
  • NIV Alappuzha given state nodal laboratory tag for testing nCoV February 7, 2020 2:18 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As the state tightens its vigil against the novel coronavirus (nCoV), the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Alappuzha, has been designated as the state nodal laboratory for testing nCoV. The Alappuzha unit is …
  • nCoV sample testing begins in Alappuzha unit of NIV February 4, 2020 7:56 am Testing of samples for novel coronavirus (nCoV) has started at the National Institute of Virology (NIV) unit in Alappuzha. All facilities have been made available at the Alappuzha unit and it takes 7-8 hours to test a sample. “We have started testing …
  • India's second coronavirus case confirmed in Kerala's Alappuzha February 2, 2020 9:21 am Two days after the first case of dreaded novel coronavirus case was confirmed in the state, one more person has tested positive for the killer virus in Kerala. A Wuhan university student who returned from China on January 24 has tested positive, according …
  • Coronavirus outbreak: India's second positive case reported in Kerala's Alappuzha February 2, 2020 7:27 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Two days after the first case of Coronavirus infection in India was confirmed in Kerala, the state reported its second positive case. As per a statement from the Union Health Ministry, the second positive case …
  • Coronavirus outbreak: India's second positive case confirmed in Kerala's Alappuzha February 2, 2020 6:13 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Two days after the first case of Coronavirus infection in India was confirmed in Kerala, the state reported its second positive case. As per a statement from the Union Health Ministry, the second confirmed case …
  • Miraculous escape for 16, as houseboat catches fire in Alappuzha January 24, 2020 9:27 am Alappuzha: It was a miraculous escape for 16 people, including a six-month-old child, when they jumped out of a burning houseboat near here on Thursday, official sources said. A group of 16 from Kannur boarded the luxury houseboat from Kumarakom and were …
  • Young entrepreneur raises bribe allegations against Alappuzha municipal chairman January 22, 2020 9:21 am By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA A young woman entrepreneur came out with allegations of bribery against Alappuzha municipal chairman Illickal Kunjumon, that the chairman asked Rs 10 lakh for operating an under water expo in Alappuzha. Kochi-based Niel …
  • Alappuzha: Youth commits suicide; father alleges police threat, torture January 9, 2020 2:17 am By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: An 18-year-old youth ended his life on Wednesday after the police allegedly threatened him and tortured his brother at the Alappuzha North police station. The body of Akshaydev, son of Sudhakaran of Palakulam at …
  • Strike supporters block houseboat carrying Nobel laureate Levitt in Alappuzha January 8, 2020 2:21 pm Nobel laureate Michael Levitt and fellow tourists visiting Kuttanad had a harrowing experience on Wednesday after the houseboat in which they were travelling was blocked by supporters of the nationwide general strike at R Block near here. Professor Levitt, …
  • Mehaboob Alappuzha, who runs a late-night diner at Alappuzha, entertains his customers with his singing November 14, 2019 12:37 pm As vehicles zip through the National Highway at General Hospital Junction in Alappuzha, ‘Surumayezhuthiya mizhikale...’, the soulful, evergreen MS Baburaj-song fills the night air with melody. Mehaboob Alappuzha croons the number even as he dips sliced …
  • Alappuzha all set for Nehru Trophy Boat Race August 31, 2019 8:07 am Alappuzha is all set to host the 67th edition of the Nehru Trophy Boat Race on Saturday. It is also going to be the first race of the inaugural edition of the Champions Boat League (CBL). The race will be flagged off by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at …
  • Canon India launches first exclusive 'Canon Image Square' store in Alappuzha August 29, 2019 7:40 am Canon India, one of the leaders in imaging space, further expanded its retail outreach in Kerala, with the inauguration of its first experiential Canon Image Square (CIS) store in Alappuzha. Located at Reliance Mall, Vadakkal, Alappuzha, the launch further …
  • Alappuzha: Teacher accused of pocso charge faces arrest August 23, 2019 10:21 pm ALAPPUZHA: The north police here has registered a case against a teacher of SDV Girls’ High School for sexual misconduct against a Class VI student. The accused S. Venu, 51, Sanskrit teacher, allegedly misbehaved with her during an awareness camp on ‘Our …
  • 600 people held in Alappuzha camp as repair of bund not over August 16, 2019 11:49 pm ALAPPUZHA: The residents of Kanakassery paddy polders are in deep trouble due to the government's failure to strengthen the outer bunds. As many as 600 residents, who have been displaced by the bund breach at Kuttamangalam last week, can hope to return …
  • How Kanjikuzhi village in Alappuzha became the first chemical-free, vegetable-sufficient panchayat in Kerala August 16, 2019 5:59 am The sea breeze blows gently, laden with the smell of sand and salt, as I make my way to Kanjikuzhi, a coastal village in Kerala’s Alappuzha district. Once I enter the village, the air is suddenly crisp with a new aroma. Of vegetables, gathered fresh from …
  • Alappuzha collector had food with coastal govt school pupils July 3, 2019 4:27 am
  • Alappuzha: Girl raped by father, cousins June 29, 2019 9:55 pm ALAPPUZHA: The Thrikunnapuzha police will record the statement of the mother of the 16-year-old girl who was impregnated after being raped by father  and four cousins. According to the police, they decided to summon mother to get clarification on the …
  • Alappuzha policewoman Soumya killed for ‘no’ to marriage proposal June 17, 2019 7:27 am A day after woman civil police officer Soumya Pushpakaran was killed after being set on fire by a man at Thekkemuri in Vallikunnam, the police said she was murdered for rejecting his marriage proposal. District Police Chief K.M. Tomy on Sunday told The …
  • Kerala: Female cop dies after being set on fire by policeman in Alappuzha district June 15, 2019 2:59 pm Soumya is survived by her husband, who works in the Gulf, and three children. A female civil police officer was hacked and later set on fire by a male cop in Alappuzha district of Kerala Saturday, district police chief confirmed. While the female officer …
  • Alappuzha gets a canopy June 5, 2019 2:00 am Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Mangroves and coconut lagoons give a green cover to Alappuzha district, sandwiched between Vembanad lake and Arabian sea. Till 2013, it was the only district in the state without a forest land. That changed when the Forest …
  • Alappuzha: Bangal native held for online shopping fraud May 20, 2019 12:30 am Alappuzha: The Changannur police arrested a Bangal native in connection with online shopping fraud.  Accord-ing to the police, the accused has been identified as Biplav Ghose, 21, Sodepur, Kolkata. He was arrested by team led by sub-inspector P. S. Prakash …
  • Alappuzha: Youth arrested for grabbing girl’s hand May 10, 2019 9:26 pm ALAPPUZHA: Chengannur police arrested a youth for forcefully grabbing the hands of a girl student.   According to the police, the accused has been identified as Sumesh, 30 from Sumesh Bhavan, Kanihanelloor, Cheppad here.   He was arrested recently after …
  • Alappuzha: Mother held for killing own baby April 28, 2019 8:44 pm Alappuzha: Police on Sunday held the mother over the mysterious death of a one-and-half-year-old baby girl in Pattanakkad here. It said the interrogation of Athira of Kollampally Colony was continuing till late evening but refused to divulge details.   The …
  • Alappuzha: Lookout notice for man accused of raping actor April 14, 2019 8:34 pm Alappuzha: The Kayamkulam police has decided to issue lookout notice for a 37-year-old rape accused on the basis of a complaint by a 61- year-old serial actress. The police said the notice was under preparation. ''We decided to issue the lookout …
  • Ramoji Film City to build houses in Alappuzha March 2, 2019 2:18 am By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA:  Ramoji Film City, one of the largest film studio complexes in the world, will build 116 houses at a total cost of Rs 7 crore in Alappuzha to aid the revival of the flood-ravaged district. Local Self-Government Minister A …
  • Alappuzha shows the way in waste management February 24, 2019 2:52 am Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: The Alappuzha municipality has broken new ground in waste management by going in for a decentralised system amid the general trend to opt for big-ticket schemes in tackling urban refuse.   Aided by unstinted cooperation of …
  • Sabarimala entry row: Hartal violence rocks Alappuzha district January 3, 2019 3:19 pm By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: Large-scale violence rocked the district during the dawn-to-dusk hartal called by the Sabarimala Karma Samithi on Thursday. Government offices registered lukewarm attendance and traffic was severely affected at several …
  • Kerala floods: Recovery painfully slow for Alappuzha November 26, 2018 4:38 pm When it started raining on July 15, Sasiamma, 61, noticed nothing unusual. On the evening of July 17, she was sitting on the verandah of her newly constructed house at Kuttamangalam in Kuttanad, watching rising water levels in the outer bund of the …
  • Alappuzha bypass project in limbo October 23, 2018 7:30 am The Alappuzha bypass project is not likely to be opened to traffic this year. Although 96% of the project has been completed, construction of two rail overbridges (ROBs) at Malikamukku and Kuthirapanthy are still pending. Sources said that steel girders, …
  • Survivors of trafficking repair houses in flood-hit Alappuzha August 31, 2018 12:17 pm Twenty-year-old Neha is a trained carpenter. Since the waters receded, she’s been hammering and sawing, busy repairing and replacing windows, doors, and furniture to make schools and homes habitable again. “In several buildings, joints, hinges and screws …
  • Behind The Deluge: Bureaucrats Share Alappuzha Flood Rescue Mission Story August 28, 2018 4:44 pm S Suhas, a Collector from Karnataka, says the disaster has changed him as a person. Kerala: Two young bureaucrats were at the helm of coordinating the administrative efforts in Kerala's flood-hit Chengannur when the district was cut off and inundated. …
  • Despite Kerala flood woes, people celebrate Onam with gaiety in Alappuzha relief camp August 25, 2018 4:02 pm Online Desk Onam, the biggest and most colourful festival of Kerala, is celebrated with fervour and cheerfulness by Malayalees all over the world. However, this year things are different since the state suffered its worst flood in a century that took the …
  • Kerala floods: Pinarayi visits relief camps in Alappuzha August 23, 2018 7:21 pm Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday reviewed the functioning of relief camps in Chengannur, Kozhencherry, Alappuzha, North Paravur and Chalakudy. His visit comes a day after he announced that no one needs to be rescued from any part of the …
  • Kerala Floods: Toll 165, many still await rescue; situation ‘grave’ in Ernakulam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Thrissur 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 …
  • Caste-based discrimination alleged at flood relief camp in Alappuzha July 25, 2018 1:57 am By Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: The police have started an investigation after a group of people belonging to Dalit community alleged caste-based discrimination at a flood relief camp in Pallippad panchayat, near here.  The police registered a case …
  • Alappuzha Sreekumar passes away June 23, 2018 1:49 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Alappuzha Sreekumar, Carnatic vocalist and former principal of Sree Swathi Thirunal College of Music here has died. He was 57. Sreekumar had been undergoing treatment for liver-related ailment at a private …
  • Southwest monsoon displays its fury in Kerala, 16 dead; Trivandrum, Alappuzha most affected June 11, 2018 11:41 am Written by Vishnu Varma | Kochi | Updated: June 11, 2018 5:06:43 pm Monsoon rain gains strength through the western coast. A man cycle down the roads of flood prone area of Kuttanad in Kerala. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran) It’s been two weeks since …
  • Karnataka MLAs not arriving in Alappuzha resort: Thomas Chandy May 17, 2018 1:34 pm ALAPPUZHA: Former Minister and Kerala MLA Thomas Chandy on Thursday dismissed as "hoax" media reports that newly elected Congress and Janata Dal-Secular legislators in Karnataka were travelling to stay at his resort here. "These are all hoax …
  • Karnataka MLAs not arriving in Alappuzha: Resort owner May 17, 2018 1:18 pm Alappuzha (Kerala), May 17 (IANS) Former Minister and Kerala MLA Thomas Chandy on Thursday dismissed as “hoax” media reports that newly elected Congress and Janata Dal-Secular legislators in Karnataka were travelling to stay at his resort here. “These are …
  • Boost for Alappuzha brand turmeric May 16, 2018 2:06 am ALAPPUZHA: The Alappuzha brands of turmeric will get a boost with the  principal agriculture office deciding  to expand farm-based cultivation in the district.  Turmeric, used  widely to make   beauty products and medicine, is currently being cultivated in …
  • Banksy in Alappuzha May 5, 2018 6:58 pm It was a regular occurrence for the past several days — the residents of a locality situated near a canal in the picturesque town of Alappuzha saw two youths peering over the walls of their compound and conferring with each other. The residents with a keen …
  • Meghalaya Ministers Visit Kerala to Understand Alappuzha’s Waste Management Model April 30, 2018 9:21 am NET Bureau A delegation led by Urban Affairs Minister Hamletson Dohling, PHE Minister Samlin Malgniang and Government Chief Whip Agatha K. Sangma visited Alappuzha town in Kerala to understand the unique waste management model. During the visit, the …
  • Meghalaya to Study Alappuzha City’s Waste Management Programme April 26, 2018 8:25 am The Meghalaya government will send a team to Alappuzha city in Kerala next week to study the waste management programme adopted by it, Urban Affairs Minister Hamlet Dohling said on Wednesday. Alappuzha is also known as the cleanest city in India, he said, …
  • Alappuzha's dirty secret: Lauded by UN, NGOs - but 'Venice of East' still stinks March 18, 2018 1:25 pm ALAPPUZHA (KERALA): Standing atop a wall, 37-year-old Sabu Vijayan, an Alappuzha municipality sanitation worker, was singing as he used a long metal pipe to break a thick layer of waste floating on the two-metre-wide canal below him. The greenish-black …
  • Bandh called in Alappuzha following clashes February 18, 2018 5:01 pm [India], Feb 18 (ANI): A bandh was called in Alappuzha on Sunday, by Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) and Kerala Students Union (KSU), following clashes between members of the two groups. Clashes broke out on Saturday as the two groups alleged …
  • Kerala: KSU, DYFI activists clash in Alappuzha city February 17, 2018 6:33 pm Police said trouble started late in the evening when KSU activists taking part in a rally as part of the state KSU convention allegedly destroyed flag posts of CPI(M). (Photo | ANI/Twitter) ALAPPUZHA: Activists of Kerala Students Union, the student …
  • Kunchacko Boban for a cleaner Alappuzha February 13, 2018 8:08 pm Kunchacko Boban has been named the ambassador of Suchitwa Mission in Alappuzha. The actor, who hails from the place, would work towards raising public awareness, disseminate the message of cleanliness, ensure mass participation to stop open defecation and …
  • North Indian students in Alappuzha college 'hoodwinked' into eating beef cutlets January 28, 2018 3:59 am Alappuzha: A group of students from Cochin University College of Engineering Kuttanad in Kerala's Alappuzha district have complained that students from North India were being deliberately served beef cutlets. The incident came to light on Saturday when …
  • Behind Alappuzha's transformation into one of India's cleanest cities December 5, 2017 12:44 pm Written by Vishnu Varma | Alappuzha | Published: December 5, 2017 6:05 pm Civic officials spoke of a time pre-2012 when it was almost difficult to walk on public roads in the town without covering one’s face. (Source: Express photo by Vishnu Varma) Until …

  • 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 …
  • Meet the 21-year-old Indian-origin girl on the... June 14, 2021 7:02 am Amika George, 21, born to Indian-origin parents in the UK, is in line to receive one of the country highest civilian honours. According to The Indian Express, George — who was raised in the UK — was picked to receive an MBE (Member of the Order of the …
  • 21-yr-old with Kerala roots on MBE list for ‘period poverty’ activism June 14, 2021 12:06 am WHEN SHE was picked as the youngest recipient of the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year for pushing the UK government to provide free period products in schools and colleges, Amika George found herself in a spot. “It wasn’t an easy one for me with the …
  • Financial firm winds up branches, depositors file police complaint June 12, 2021 11:06 am Owner of Pathanamthitta-based Tharayil Finance absconding; amount involved yet to be ascertained Over six months after the ₹2,000-crore Popular Finance scam rocked Kerala, the functioning of yet another Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) has come under …
  • 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 …
  • New plant species from coffee family spotted in Wagamon June 11, 2021 8:57 am Argostemma quarantena is a perennial herb characterised by striking white flowers A new plant species belonging to the coffee family spotted in the scenic Wagamon hills in Kerala has been named Argostemma quarantena to commemorate the millions who have …
  • ‘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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 11kg tumour removed from man’s abdomen June 6, 2021 12:08 am Thiruvananthapuram: In a surgery lasting over seven hours, doctors have successfully removed a malignant tumor weighing 11kg from the abdomen of a 57-year-old man, giving him a new lease of life. The man, a bachelor hailing from Pathanamthitta, was …
  • Strangers came together to plot kidnapping in Kochi June 3, 2021 1:57 am Express News Service KOCHI: The probe by the city police into a recent kidnapping incident and the subsequent arrest of four youngsters have revealed how a group of strangers came together to plot the act, which the police believe was staged after a deal …
  • Noisy scenes in Kerala Assembly following Minister’s remarks June 2, 2021 3:53 pm The Kerala Legislative Assembly on Wednesday witnessed noisy scenes after United Democratic Front legislators objected to Health Minister Veena George’s remarks that the Opposition was trying to depict the health workers engaged in COVID-19 duty in poor …
  • Ruckus in Kerala assembly over Health Minister Veena George's remarks against Opposition June 2, 2021 10:26 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala Assembly on Wednesday witnessed noisy scenes with the UDF MLAs protesting the remarks of Health Minister Veena George that the Opposition was trying to depict the health workers engaged in COVID duty …
  • Kerala’s panchayat-level Covid teams ensure smooth data collection, coordination June 1, 2021 12:23 pm Written by Aneesa PA  Arundathi Aparna, 40, an English teacher at a government-aided senior secondary school at Udayamperoor in Ernakulam, is the newest member of the Covid centre in Ayroor panchayat, her hometown in Pathanamthitta district. Aparna joined …
  • Only 13 of 67 nurses posted to Kasaragod report for duty May 30, 2021 10:44 pm By Express News Service KASARAGOD: On April 30, the Directorate of Health Service (DHS) promoted 67 nurses as grade I nurses and transferred them to Kasaragod. On May 5, the district medical officer sent them the appointment orders. Yet, after nearly a …
  • Elephant calf dies in Konni May 30, 2021 12:48 am By Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA: Leaving elephant lovers in tears, Junior Surendran, the elephant calf that was brought to the elephant camp in Konni on April 21, died on Saturday. Konni Divisional Forest Officer Syam Mohan Lal said that, when the   …
  • Covid death figure will remain high in Kerala for another fortnight: Pinarayi May 28, 2021 12:26 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The high number of daily Covid deaths being reported in the state now will remain so for another fortnight as it requires four weeks after the peak to reflect any significant decline, said Chief Minister Pinarayi …
  • Southwest Monsoon likely to hit Kerala on May 31: IMD May 27, 2021 4:31 pm The Southwest Monsoon is likely to hit the Kerala coast on May 31, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). If realised, monsoon will arrive before time over the southern state. On Thursday, the monsoon further advanced into some more parts …
  • Balan Pillai City still remains in Idukki, but the man is no more May 27, 2021 1:35 am Express News Service ALAPPUZHA: The tourists travelling to the high ranges of Idukki district usually see the destination board on buses — ‘Balan Pillai City’. In a majority of bus stations in Central Travancore, one can hear the announcements that the ‘ …
  • Kerala rains May 26, 2021 3:20 pm Widespread rains and sea incursion were reported in several parts of Kerala on Wednesday and authorities have issued an alert to people living on the banks of water bodies. Except the northern districts of Malappuram, Wayanad and Kasaragod, several parts …
  • Heavy rains in Kerala, yellow alert sounded in 11 districts May 26, 2021 12:03 pm Uprooting of trees and water-logging of low-lying areas were also reported across the state Thiruvananthapuram: Widespread rains and sea incursion were reported in several parts of Kerala on Wednesday and authorities have issued an alert to people living …
  • Beware of illegal agencies offering jobs abroad May 26, 2021 3:40 am Express News Service KOCHI: Be wary of the illegal overseas recruitment agencies! That is what the authorities concerned are asking the public to do after several agencies sprung up lately in the state amid the pandemic, eyeing a chance to dupe people by …
  • In a Pre-emptive Move, India's Left Takes Step to Save Kerala From Vicious Communal Politics May 25, 2021 9:40 pm India 19:23 GMT 25.05.2021Get short URL With a landslide victory, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) alliance formed the government in India's southern state of Kerala on 3 May. Detailed analysis of the poll results shows that support for the LDF from …
  • Active case pool shows a steady decline May 24, 2021 11:37 am Kerala reported 25,820 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, when 1,13,205 samples were tested in 24 hours. The test positivity rate which has stabilised around 22% since the past few days, registered 22.81% on Sunday. COVID-19 deaths continue to rise in the …
  • Four more black fungus deaths in Kerala May 24, 2021 1:13 am By Express News Service KOCHI: Triggering concern amid the second wave of Covid, Kerala reported four more deaths due to mucormycosis or black fungus infection on Sunday. The victims — two Ernakulam and two Pathanamthitta natives — were undergoing …
  • Mucormycosis claims four lives in Kerala May 24, 2021 12:37 am KOCHI: Four people died of mucormycosis, also known as black fungus infection, in Kerala on Sunday. While two persons who lost their battle with the fungus belonged to Ernakulam, two others were from Pathanamthitta district. According to health officials, …
  • 'We believe he will come back soon': Kin of safety officer in barge that sank during Cyclone Tauktae May 23, 2021 11:03 pm By Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA: When his mobile phone rings, 64-year-old Surendran’s mind goes into a prayer: “Let there be no bad news.”  Surendran and other family members — of V V Villa in Pazhakulam, Adoor — believe that Vivek, 32, would soon …
  • Analysis | Rahul overrules veterans to revamp the Congress in Kerala May 23, 2021 6:15 pm Many supporters of incumbent Chennithala and former CM Chandy themselves want a ‘generational shift’ in the leadership. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi stood firm on appointing V.D. Satheesan as the party’s legislature party leader in Kerala, in the face of …
  • Deaths don’t match case drop in Kerala May 23, 2021 1:18 am Kerala reported 28,514 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, when 1,26,028 samples were tested, and recorded a test positivity rate (TPR) of 22.63%. Deaths, however, were rising and the trend was expected to continue for the next two weeks, although disease …
  • 176 deaths, 28,514 new Covid cases recorded in Kerala May 23, 2021 12:40 am 20,25,319 people have recovered from Coronavirus infection in the state even as 2,89,283 patients are still under treatment.(Image used for representational purpose only)THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state reported 176 deaths —the highest so far, and 28,514 …
  • Sabari Rail back on track May 22, 2021 3:13 am Express News Service KOCHI: If things go as per plan, the state’s ambitious Sabari Rail project will start rolling again. With Kerala Rail Development Corporation Limited (K-Rail) now overseeing the reassessment of the existing project plan, the …
  • Self-medication linked to black fungus risk May 22, 2021 3:07 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Rampant self-medication by Covid patients at home without any expert supervision has become a major concern as they become vulnerable to black fungus. Though the government has advised home care for Covid patients …
  • After Shailaja, ex-journo Veena George to helm Kerala Health department in covid era May 21, 2021 6:34 am Journalist-turned-politician Veena George will helm Kerala's Health Ministry in the successive LDF cabinet, replacing K K Shailaja at a time when the state is witnessing an unprecedented Covid-19 surge. Shailaja's non-inclusion, after she played a …
  • Pinarayi 2.0: Balagopal finance minister, Veena George replaces Shailaja, two big portfolios for Riyas May 20, 2021 9:00 pm Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: KN Balagopal, a CPM state secretariat member and former Rajya Sabha MP, will be entrusted with the responsibility of handling the finance portfolio in the second Pinarayi Vijayan cabinet. With economist TM Thomas …
  • Meet the ministers in Kerala’s new Cabinet May 20, 2021 9:40 am A 21-member Left Democratic Front (LDF) ministry, headed by Pinarayi Vijayan, will take oath later today at the Central Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. At the grand ceremony organised to mark the historic return of an incumbent government after a span of 40 …
  • CPM not to review decision to drop Shailaja, says public resentment natural  May 20, 2021 3:31 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Growing resentment among party cadre and common people over the exclusion of KK Shailaja from the list of cabinet ministers will subside once the new team of ministers start working meticulously, concluded the …
  • New responsibility for me: Veena George, Kerala's new health minister May 20, 2021 3:31 am By Express News Service PATHANAMTHITTA: “All the achievements made by my daughter in her political career were unexpected and surprising. I am sure that she can do well in the post of the health minister. But as a mother, I am not overjoyed now as my Vijay …
  • Who is Veena George, Kerala's new Health minister set to replace KK Shailaja May 19, 2021 7:44 pm Pathanamthitta: For the first time in its history, a woman journalist-turned politician, Veena George, will become a minister in Kerala and latest reports indicate that George is set to replace none other than Kerala's much-acclaimed ex-Health Minister …
  • Meet Veena George, Kerala’s new Health Minister May 19, 2021 1:34 pm Journalist-turned-politician Veena George has been given the Health Ministry portfolio in the new Pinarayi Vijayan cabinet, taking the reins from K K Shailaja, who has been elected as the party’s Whip. Shailaja, who was praised globally for her handling of …
  • Pinarayi Cabinet 2.0: Know your ministers May 19, 2021 2:34 am By Express News Service With the oath-taking ceremony of the second Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF government set to take place on Thursday, here’s a list of his cabinet colleagues A tough taskmaster   A tough taskmaster, Pinarayi Vijayan could steadfastly hold …
  • Kerala bank employee, on the run for months after swindling Rs 8 crore, arrested in Bengaluru May 18, 2021 10:14 am The Kerala Police have arrested a bank employee, who is a former Navy personnel, for allegedly swindling Rs 8 crore from the Canara Bank’s branch in Pathanamthitta town. Vijeesh Varghese, 36, was on the run for the past three months and was arrested from …
  • Bank clerk from Kerala who siphoned off Rs 8 crore arrested May 18, 2021 6:22 am Vijeesh Varghese was picked up from an HSR Layout flat where he was hiding with his kin. His order on a food app helped cops trace him.BENGALURU: A fraudster from Kerala who allegedly siphoned off over Rs 8 crore from fixed deposit and other accounts of …
  • Peak of second wave in Kerala over, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan May 18, 2021 3:50 am Image Source : PTI Peak of second wave in Kerala over, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan Kerala is past the peak of the second wave of the COVID-19, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday, and told people not to lower their guard. "The experts are of …
  • Kerala: New discharge policy behind high recoveries? May 18, 2021 2:30 am The state reported 21,402 positive cases of Covid-19 on MondayTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In daily Covid figures announced on Monday, the state had a record 99,651 recoveries in the last 24 hours. Health authorities attributed it to the pendulum swinging to the …
  • COVID-19: Kerala records 99,651 recoveries, 21,402 new cases, 87 deaths; CM says peak over May 17, 2021 6:03 pm By PTI KOCHI: Continuing to register a decline in new daily infections, Kerala on Monday reported 21,402 fresh COVID-19 case, taking the caseload to 21,39,314, while a record 99,651 people were cured in the last 24 hours, pushing the total recoveries to 18 …
  • Canara Bank employee in Kerala arrested for fraud May 17, 2021 12:53 pm An employee in a Canara Bank branch in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta, missing for months after allegedly conducting fraud to the tune of over Rs 8 crore, has been arrested from Bengaluru by a Crime Branch team, police said on Monday. Vijesh Varghese, who hails …
  • 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 …
  • Tauktae: 15 fishermen who went to sea from Kozhikode missing May 16, 2021 10:52 am At least 15 fishermen who ventured into the sea on May 5 from Beypore port in Kozhikode are missing. All of them are natives of Tamil Nadu. The boat “Ajmeer Sha” which sailed from the shores of Beypore on May 5 is missing and there is no information about …
  • Houses damaged, cracks develop in Valiyathura sea bridge as rain continues to batter Kerala May 15, 2021 1:54 pm Image Source : PTI Kochi: A family try to wade through their flooded house due to heavy rain Scores of houses were damaged, trees uprooted and power supply disrupted for hours across Kerala as incessant rains and strong winds continue to lash the state on …
  • Rape attempt on Covid patient in Kerala, Malappuram resident arrested May 15, 2021 1:36 pm Rape attempt on Covid patient in Kerala, Malappuram resident arrested In a shocking development, the Kerala police have arrested a man for allegedly molesting a Covid patient. Police officials revealed that the arrested person is an ambulance attendant who …
  • Kerala police arrests ambulance attendant for sexually harassing Covid-19 patient May 15, 2021 1:30 pm By PTI MALAPPURAM: An ambulance attendant has been arrested for alleged sexual harassment of a 38-year- old Covid-19 woman patient, police said on Saturday. The patient was harassed while she was being taken in the ambulance to a scanning centre at nearby …
  • 50 families evacuated in Mangaluru after Cyclone Tauktae hits Karnatake coast May 15, 2021 1:30 pm By Express News Service MANGALURU: More than 50 families were evacuated in Dakshina Kannada district after Cyclone Tauktae hit the region triggering continuous rains and damaging houses since Friday night. Sources in the district administration said …
  • 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 …
  • Heavy rains across Kerala as Cyclone Tauktae intensifies May 15, 2021 8:24 am With the deep depression developed over the Lakshadweep in the Arabian Sea intensifying into cyclonic storm Tauktae, Kerala continues to witness heavy rain on Saturday morning. A red alert, warning extremely heavy rainfall of more than 20 cm, has been …
  • Cyclonic storm Tauktae forms in Arabian Sea; Kerala districts on high alert May 15, 2021 7:29 am Tauktae is expected to intensify into a Severe Cyclonic Storm and reach the Gujarat coast by the morning of May 18 Five northern districts of Kerala should brace for extremely heavy rainfall today (Saturday), a 10 a.m. weather update from the India …
  • Cyclone Tauktae: Vistara, IndiGo announces their flights are likely to impacted May 15, 2021 6:52 am NEW DELHI: In the wake of cyclone Tauktae, Vistara and IndiGo on Saturday issued travel advisories stating that some of their flights are likely to be impacted. As per the advisory issued by Vistara today, flights to and from Chennai, Thiruvanathapuram, …
  • Cyclone Tauktae: Central Water Commission predicts severe flood situation in Kerala, TN; PM to review preparations May 15, 2021 6:20 am By ANI NEW DELHI: As cyclone Tauktae furthers closer into the Indian West Coast, the Central Water Commission (CWC) on Saturday issued an 'orange bulletin' for Kerala and Tamil Nadu, predicting a severe flood situation in the two states. Water …
  • Kochi teen enters Indian Book of Records for stencil drawings of actors May 14, 2021 7:38 pm By Express News Service KOCHI: Arian K, a Class XII student, entered the Indian Book of Records for making stencil drawings of 50 film stars in 70 minutes. "The lockdown was turning out to be a big drag and I wanted to do something creative.So I …
  • Heavy rain lashes parts of Kerala, floods feared; government ready May 14, 2021 6:49 pm People try to shut the gap with sandbags in order to stop the flow of the sea water, after heavy rain in KochiTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As the low-pressure area in the south-eastern Arabian Sea intensified into a severe depression on Friday, heavy rains lashed …
  • Kerala rain: 87 people shifted to relief camps in State May 14, 2021 9:48 am District administrations in Kerala have scrambled to deal with a potential rainfall-related emergency with the turbulent weather conditions over the Arabian Sea expected to trigger torrential rains over the next few days. Five Kerala districts — …
  • 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 …


  • Karnataka to give ₹1 lakh to BPL COVID-19 victims’ families June 15, 2021 1:59 am The Karnataka government on Monday announced a compensation of ₹1 lakh to below poverty line (BPL) families that have lost adult members to COVID-19. Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa told reporters here that the government was aware that many families had …
  • Strict curbs fail to keep TPR of Tvm local bodies in check June 15, 2021 1:11 am A man taking a nap alongside closed shops at palayam market in Thiruvananthapuram. Most of the shops are shut due to the ongoing lockdown /Thiruvananthapuram: More than a month since lockdown, triple lockdown, critical containment, micro containment …
  • Critical containment in more panchayats June 15, 2021 1:11 am Thiruvananthapuram: Ten more panchayats were declared as critical containment zones in the district on Monday. Test positivity rates (TPR) in these panchayats are above 25%. Athiyannur, Cherunniyur, Kadakkavoor, Manamboor, Panavoor, Perunkadavila, …
  • Kerala Chicken outlet at Venjaramoodu June 15, 2021 1:11 am Thiruvananthapuram: The second outlet of Kerala Chicken, a joint initiative of animal husbandry department and Kudumbashree, began at Venjaramoodu on Monday. Across the state, the project includes 203 farms and 44 sales outlets. Kudumbashree plans to open …
  • Land a concern for WTE plant in corporation June 15, 2021 1:11 am T’puram: The proposal to establish waste-to-energy (WTE) plant in Thiruvananthapuram is very much alive and land seems to be the only concern. Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan in his reply to a question on progress of major projects in the assembly dated …
  • Ignoring tribunal order, irrigation dept publishes asst engineer promotion list June 14, 2021 11:53 pm By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The promotion list of assistant engineers in the irrigation department published by the chief engineer on May 29 has been caught in a legal  tangle as a section of employees had obtained a stay order from the …
  • Lockdown woes: Handloom weaver tells her tale of misery June 14, 2021 11:53 pm Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The pandemic and lockdown crippled the handloom sector which was already reeling under a lack of government aid and fewer customers. For a year, production has been halted completely. Unsold inventory is piled up at …
  • Transforming teaching and learning methods June 14, 2021 11:53 pm Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The shift to online mode after the pandemic outbreak has prompted many teachers to change their methodologies and devise new ways to keep children engaged and help them understand concepts better. The use of …
  • Covid fear takes a backseat, people rush to donate blood June 14, 2021 11:53 pm Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Even  as the state is reeling under the second wave of Covid,  people are turning up in good numbers to donate blood, notwithstanding the lockdown restrictions and fear of catching the disease, infusing much hope in …
  • Trees at Vattiyoorkavu to be documented June 14, 2021 11:53 pm By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Soon, the residents at Vattiyoorkavu will be able to know all kinds of details about the trees in the area. To protect the trees in the constituency, MLA V K Prasath has decided to prepare a database containing …
  • New challenge: Ramping up paediatric infra to battle third Covid wave June 14, 2021 11:47 pm Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With health experts warning of an inevitable third wave which could affect children more, Kerala has initiated steps to ramp up paediatric infrastructure. But the state is staring at a herculean task as both private …
  • Excess vitamin supplements harmful for children: Doctors June 14, 2021 11:47 pm Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Concerned over a possible third wave of Covid affecting children, there is a growing tendency among parents to give children multivitamins in the hope of boosting their immunity. Social media is rife with …
  • 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 …
  • Kerala to lift statewide lockdown, region-specific curbs from June 17 June 14, 2021 11:47 pm By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The statewide uniform lockdown strategy will be replaced with region-specific restrictions from June 17, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday. The details will be revealed shortly. The government is …
  • Paediatric infra ramp-up, vaccination boost: States prepare to tackle 3rd wave June 14, 2021 11:27 pm WITH HEALTH authorities warning of the possibility of a third wave of Covid-19, several states have already started preparing to tackle the likelihood of a sudden surge in cases, considering the chance of an increased risk to children. The Indian Express …
  • House panel summons Twitter to discuss new IT rules, other issues on June 18 June 14, 2021 11:26 pm Amidst the ongoing tussle between the Central government and Twitter, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology has summoned representatives of the micro-blogging site to appear before it on June 18. The panel has also called officials …
  • E-commerce rides recovery wave, Sebi's SPAC plan & more June 14, 2021 8:42 pm Good morning, Hi, Digbijay here. After weeks of lockdown, Bengaluru relaxed rules from Monday, joining Mumbai and New Delhi in unlocking and getting back to business. E-commerce firms are hoping to do the same and stage a gradual recovery. They are lining …
  • "Implement district-level decentralised online system" June 14, 2021 8:10 pm Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], June 14 (ANI): Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Monday said that the government has issued orders for implementing the district-level decentralised online system to report COVID-19 deaths in the state from Tuesday …
  • 'We may not have much practice, but mentally we're prepared' - Harmanpreet Kaur June 14, 2021 6:36 pm Harmanpreet Kaur believes that a lack of adequate game time in the longest format in the lead-up to India Women's return to Test cricket after nearly seven years can be offset in some measure by cultivating a positive outlook and heeding advice …
  • Kerala forests register 40 percent drop in wildfire incidents June 14, 2021 9:25 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Amid the revelation of large-scale felling of protected trees from private land, forest department data shows that the forests in Kerala were greener from the ground up for the second consecutive summer with …
  • Petronet LNG to associate with KSRTC to set up natural gas dispensing stations in Kerala June 14, 2021 8:05 am KSRTC’s plans to convert its diesel buses into natural gas-based vehicles has received a further fillip following Petronet LNG’s move to set up gas dispensing stations at bus terminals. “We are working closely with KSRTC and as a pilot project, two LNG …
  • Centre provides 13.06% of welfare pension while Kerala shoulders lion's share of 'survival kits' in state June 14, 2021 7:15 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The cyber space has been witnessing heated arguments and fudged stats over the contribution of state and Centre shares in the distribution of survival kits consisting essential provisions and welfare pension to the …
  • Higher education in Kerala needs a new chapter June 14, 2021 3:31 am There are many tasks the LDF government must take note of in its focus to transform the State into a knowledge society The recent election manifesto of the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government of Kerala opens with the assertion, “we are entering a new …
  • First Bell 2.0 trial run extended  June 14, 2021 12:40 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The trial run of the First Bell 2.0 digital classes being telecast via Kite Victers television channel has been extended to June 18. With this, classes from pre-primary to Class X will be re-telecast in the first …
  • Will scale up testing in high Covid spread areas, says Thiruvananthapuram district collector June 14, 2021 12:40 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: District Collector Navjyot Khosa has directed to increase the number of Covid-19 tests and to strengthen containment measures in the 28 panchayats where Covid-19 outbreak is high in the district. The collector …
  • Delay in Compensation drags phase-II of NH66 June 14, 2021 12:40 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Delay in land acquisition for a service road has hit commissioning of the second phase of NH66 bypass stretch from Mukkola, near Kovalam, to Karode, near Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. Though deadline of completion of …
  • People in Kerala no longer keen on testing as second wave of Covid-19 wanes June 14, 2021 12:40 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Health department is unlikely to increase the number of Covid tests anytime  soon as the number of people willing to undergo tests has come down considerably. The decrease in the prevalence of disease in the …
  • Kerala Health Minister Veena George calls for more voluntary blood donors June 14, 2021 12:39 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: An average four lakh units of blood is required in the state every year and only 70 per cent of this is met through voluntary donations, said Health Minister Veena George. In a message, the minister called for …
  • Beach nourishment at Veli and Poonthura, a challenging task June 13, 2021 11:21 pm ERODED COAST AT VALIYATHURAThiruvananthapuram: The sandy beaches in the district are being eaten away by strong waves at an alarming pace, resulting in loss of homes and livelihood. Minister for Transport Antony Raju – who represents Thiruvananthapuram …
  • Youth drowns in backwaters near Poovar June 13, 2021 11:21 pm Thiruvananthapuram: A 19-year-old man died on Sunday allegedly after he fell in the backwaters at Pozhiyoor sandbar beach near Poovar. Jijo, son of Joseph of Jolly House, Irayimmanthura near Pulluvila, is the deceased. The Poovar police have registered a …
  • ‘Love Jihad’ resurfaces in Kerala as terrorists’ widows refused return June 13, 2021 5:06 pm The issue of ‘Love Jihad’ has cropped up again in Kerala after reports that the Centre has denied permission to return to four women, who had gone from the state to Afghanistan along with their husbands and children to live in the “Islamic Caliphate” …
  • Monkeys poop ‘rotten’ fruit tree that’s new to science June 13, 2021 9:00 am Monkeys have pooped a “rotten” but potentially nutrient-rich fruit tree for the world of science to record from Assam. People in the vicinity of the 900.03-hectare Dulang Reserve Forest in the State’s Lakhimpur district have invariably avoided the gela …
  • Kerala receives 5.38 lakh COVID vaccine doses June 13, 2021 7:29 am Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala received a fresh stock of 5.38 lakh COVID vaccine doses on Saturday, informed the state health department. "The state has received 5.38 lakh doses of COVID vaccine. Out of which, 1,88,820 doses of Covishield was purchased by …
  • 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 …
  • Chennithala criticises LDF govt’s 100-day plan June 13, 2021 3:24 am THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A day after Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced the 100-day programme of the LDF Government, former Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala has taken a jibe against Pinarayi 2.0 Government. He alleged that Pinarayi has yet again …
  • CM to inaugurate national reading day celebrations June 13, 2021 3:24 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will virtually inaugurate the silver jubilee of the P N Panicker memorial national reading day celebrations organised by the P N Panicker Foundation on June 19. The organisers said …
  • Weekend lockdown: Curbs to continue Sunday June 13, 2021 3:24 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The total weekend lockdown imposed here on Saturday as part of the statewide measure resulted in a complete shutdown, with only essential and emergency services allowed within the corporation limits and rural …
  • Covid effect: Textile mill employees forced to keep off work June 13, 2021 3:24 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Over 200 permanent employees of Vijayamohini Mills, functioning in the state capital under the National Textile Corporation (NTC), were asked to keep off work for the time being in the wake of acute shortage of raw …
  • 49 students, 6 staffers of Sainik school test Covid positive June 13, 2021 1:24 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In all, 55 people, including 49 students and six employees of Sainik School, Kazhakootam, here were found to be Covid infected, following the RT-PCR test conducted by health authorities on more than 200 people at …
  • One-month lockdown costs workers Rs 10.5k crore in wages June 13, 2021 1:22 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The livelihood of at least 73 lakh people in the state has been hit by the ongoing lockdown.Of the 1.27-crore strong workforce in Kerala, 57.7% work in manufacturing, construction, trade, transport and hotels and …
  • CET student displays poster at global meet June 13, 2021 12:14 am Thiruvananthapuram: Ananya Ayasi, a BTech student of College of Engineering, Trivandrum displayed a poster at an international conference organised by the University of Bristol Engineering and Physical Sciences Council in the UK. Posters made by 12 people …
  • Smart village office works to be expedited June 13, 2021 12:14 am Thiruvananthapuram: The district administration has issued directives to officials concerned to complete the work on smart village offices in a timely manner. In a meeting held at the collectorate here on Friday, it was presented that work on Kudavoor, …
  • Onus on council to finalize Thiruvananthapuram master plan: LSG minister M V Govindan June 13, 2021 12:14 am
  • 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 …
  • Left, UDF extend support to Lakshadweep filmmaker June 12, 2021 6:52 pm Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], June 12 (ANI): Several political leaders, including Kerala Minister V Sivankutty, Congress leader MM Hassan have extended their support to filmmaker Aisha Sulthana after a sedition case was filed against her for …
  • 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 …
  • Thiruvananthapuram family court hasn’t accepted any new case for a month June 12, 2021 3:21 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Ever since the Covid outbreak, the judiciary is among the sectors affected the most. For the past one month, amid the lockdown, the family court in Thiruvananthapuram offers no option for a petitioner to file a new …
  • Weekend lockdown: Police to enforce strict curbs in Capital on Saturday, Sunday June 12, 2021 3:21 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In the wake of complete lockdown imposed on Saturday and Sunday, stringent restrictions will be in place in the city, police commissioner Balram Kumar Upadhyay said here on Friday. In a statement, the …
  • Differently-abled people suffer in silence amid Covid lockdown June 12, 2021 3:21 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Surej Kumar lives in a small house with his six-member family  near the Jatayu Earth’s Center at Chadayamangalam. A nasty fall from a coconut tree five years ago left Surej confined to a wheelchair. He didn’t want …
  • Lockdown woes: No way ahead for this female autorickshaw driver from Kerala June 12, 2021 3:21 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Before the pandemic, every street and road used to be lined with yellow auto-rickshaws. But since last year, autorickshaw drivers and families have been pushing through hopelessness, with next to no income.  Since …
  • Communicable illnesses on rise in Capital June 12, 2021 3:21 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Capital sees a spurt in viral fever, dengue, chikungunya and leptospirosis cases amidst the Covid pandemic.The district health authorities have sounded a high alert and have come up with an action plan to resolve …
  • Ease lockdown curbs, increase Covid testing in Kerala: Experts June 12, 2021 3:19 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The extension of lockdown has worsened the livelihood issues so much so that experts have demanded the government to further ease the restrictions without compromising on the vigil against Covid. According to them, …
  • Kerala groups to help Indian nurses get placement in Germany June 11, 2021 7:11 pm With Germany having over 1.3 lakh nursing jobs, Kerala-based philanthropic organisations, with presence in both countries, have decided to utilise this opportunity to help financially disadvantaged Indian nurses get placements there. Speaking to IANS over …
  • Kerala groups to help Indian nurses get placement in Germany June 11, 2021 7:11 pm With Germany having over 1.3 lakh nursing jobs, Kerala-based philanthropic organisations, with presence in both countries, have decided to utilise this opportunity to help financially disadvantaged Indian nurses get placements there. Speaking to IANS over …
  • 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 …
  • 'False' news on covid: Filmmaker Ayesha booked June 11, 2021 8:55 am After a politician filed a complaint against filmmaker Ayesha Sulthana, Lakshadweep Police recently booked her on charges of sedition. According to reports, a politician lodged an FIR with the Kavaratti police and claimed that the filmmaker had spread …
  • India: Woman set on fire over posting video... June 11, 2021 7:36 am A woman, who was allegedly set ablaze by her live-in partner following a dispute over posting a video on Instagram, succumbed to her injuries at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College on Thursday. According to the police, 28-year-old Aathira was set on …
  • High on Humour June 11, 2021 5:33 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: “I am Sanoop Kumar, the ‘drunken dancer’, and I am not an alcoholic,” says Thrissur-native who became a hit on social media through his drunk dance on Ra Ra Rasputin. Sanoop works as a film theatre operator at …
  • Mystical strokes June 11, 2021 5:33 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Artist and dentist Dr Riya Parveen’s works is a strong testimony for self-taught art. She started drawing while studying in Thiruvananthapuram, doodling geometric shapes and later developing them into structured …
  • IICT, Suven Pharma tie up to produce Covid-19 drugs  June 11, 2021 5:16 am By Express News Service HYDERABAD:  Following its agreement with Lee Pharma on technology transfer for the manufacture of Covid-19 drug 2-Deoxy-D-Glucose (2-DG), Hyderabad-based Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) signed an MoU with another …
  • Stocks to watch: BHEL, SAIL, Yes Bank, National Fertilizers, Cosmo Films June 11, 2021 3:58 am Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange traded 19 points higher at 15,794, indicating a positive start for the benchmark indices on Friday. Here are the top stocks to track in today's session: Earnings Today: A total of 57 companies are slated to post …
  • Covid vaccine produces fewer antibodies in autoimmune disorder patients June 11, 2021 2:17 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: People suffering from various autoimmune diseases developed fewer antibodies after taking both doses of Covid vaccine than healthy people who were vaccinated, a preliminary study conducted in the state has found. …
  • Centre’s free vaccination policy will ease Kerala’s burden: FinMin Balagopal June 11, 2021 2:17 am By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The free vaccination policy of the Central government will help the state to reduce the quantum of borrowings, Finance Minister KN Balagopal has said. He was replying to Opposition Leader V D Satheesan who asked …
  • A life dedicated to music  June 11, 2021 2:17 am Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Harikrishnan R, the beloved principal of the Sree Swathi Thirunal College of Music, Thycaud, recently bid adieu to the musical institution to start his retirement life. The veteran violinist, who joined the college …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • Thiruvananthapuram: This doctor quit a private job to be a Covid team volunteer June 11, 2021 12:25 am
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Journalist, cops help worker reach home June 11, 2021 12:25 am Prakash, hailing from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, was abandoned by his colleagues near Kazhakkoottam a few days ago.THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The timely intervention of a woman journalist has helped 45-year-old Prakash, a labourer hailing from Vijayawada in …
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Excise arrests one person for brewing illicit liquor June 11, 2021 12:25 am
  • Major archdiocese of Trivandrum begins 90th year celebrations today June 11, 2021 12:25 am Cardinal Baselios Cleemis, the Major Archbishop of Trivandrum, will be the main celebrant at the Holy Mass to be held at the St Mary, Queen of Peace Malankara Catholic Basilica, at Palayam on Friday eveningThiruvananthapuram: The celebrations as part of …
  • Woman dies after being set ablaze by live-in partner in Kerala for posting videos online June 10, 2021 1:18 pm By Express News Service KOLLAM: A 28-year-old woman from Kollam, who was allegedly set ablaze by her live-in partner following a dispute over constantly posting videos on Instagram, succumbed to burn injuries on Thursday. The victim, identified as Aathira, …
  • Kerala to declare major tourism destinations as 100 pc COVID vaccinated June 10, 2021 10:06 am Thiruvananthapuram: To tide over the COVID-induced crisis in the tourism sector, Kerala will develop new heritage and pilgrimage tourism destinations to attract maximum domestic tourist arrivals, said Tourism Minister PA Mohammed Riyas on Thursday. To tap …
  • Two held for possession of counterfeit currency in Thiruvananthapuram June 10, 2021 8:54 am
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala govt to start vaccine manufacturing unit at Life Science Park June 10, 2021 7:42 am Kerala Cabinet on Wednesday decided to initiate steps to establish a vaccine manufacturing unit at the government-run Life Science Park here. A working group has been formed to conduct discussions with prominent vaccine manufacturing firms in the country.  …
  • Adani Group initiates talks to spin off airport biz, launch IPO June 10, 2021 5:52 am The Adani Group has started initial discussions to hive off its airport business from holding firm Adani Enterprises Ltd. It is said to be the port-to-power conglomerate's first move towards listing the unit. The Gautam Adani-led group will likely …
  • Gautam Adani tweaks his airport playbook, sets in motion next big plan June 10, 2021 4:25 am Gautam Adani, India's second richest person, has set in motion his next big plan. According to various media reports, preparations have begun for a Rs 25,500-29,200 crore IPO of Adani Airports Holdings as part of a plan to separate the group's …
  • Adani Group plans to hive off airport business, launch IPO June 10, 2021 3:10 am Mumbai: The Adani Group has begun preliminary talks to separate its airport business from holding entity (AEL) as a first step toward listing the unit, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The conglomerate is expected to raise $500 million …
  • Kattakkada assault: Cops may face disciplinary action June 10, 2021 1:20 am Thiruvananthapuram: There is finally some news of hope for the families of four minor boys who were allegedly physically assaulted by Kattakkada police on Sunday. The officers involved in the case are likely to face disciplinary action. According to …
  • Thiruvananthapuram: KTU, NISH developing communication devices June 10, 2021 1:20 am
  • City-based artist Sunilkumar dies of Covid complications June 10, 2021 1:20 am Thiruvananthapuram: Noted painter and sculptor G Sunilkumar, 61, died of Covid-19 at a private hospital early on Wednesday. After developing post-Covid pneumonia he was admitted to the hospital on May 22. Sunilkumar breathed his last after suffering a …
  • Artist Sunilkumar passes away June 9, 2021 10:22 pm By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: G Sunilkumar, a painter popular in the cultural spectrum of the capital, passed away on Wednesday. He was 61. He was a resident of Parayil Veedu, Kovalam.  Sunilkumar was active during the 1980s among the radical …
  • KSRTC, Supplyco team up to set up advanced supermarket June 9, 2021 10:22 pm Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The KSRTC and Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation (Supplyco) will open an advanced supermarket at Thampanoor KSRTC Bus Terminal soon. The decision was taken after Food and Civil Supplies Minister G R Anil and …
  • Tap water for all rural houses before 2024: Roshy Augustine June 9, 2021 10:22 pm By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government will provide drinking water supply through household tap water connection to every rural household by 2024 under Jal Jeevan Mission scheme, Water resources minister Roshy Augustine informed …
  • Waste collection at a standstill June 9, 2021 10:22 pm Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Plastic waste collected from households lays accumulated and door-to-door collection has been stalled for two months.Corp says lockdown declared in neighbouring Tamil Nadu has affected disposal of the waste from …
  • Baseless and barbaric: India must outlaw conversion therapy June 9, 2021 10:21 pm On June 7, the Madras High Court explicitly called for an Indian ban on conversion therapy, the pseudo-medical practice that falsely professes to be able to change the sexual orientation of members of the LGBTQIA+ community. The court, in its ruling on S …
  • 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, …
  • Covid death report will be made available to families in three days: Pinarayi June 9, 2021 10:18 pm By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Receiving bodies of people who died of Covid after clearing the formalities from hospitals is likely to be easier for families as the health department will start using a software-based death reporting system …
  • Covid-19: Thiruvananthapuram corporation official writes emotional FB post over death of two babies June 9, 2021 7:44 pm
  • Two held for brewing illicit liquor in Thiruvananthapuram June 9, 2021 9:55 am
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Harbour ward shows the way in mosquito eradication June 9, 2021 9:55 am
  • Thiruvananthapuram: KTU students to get insurance cover June 9, 2021 7:41 am
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Plan to prepare databank of trees in Vattiyoorkavu June 8, 2021 2:10 am THE NUMBER MATTERSTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With an aim to protect trees in the constituency, Vattiyoorkavu MLA V K Prasanth has decided to launch a project to prepare a databank of trees in the constituency. In the initial stage, the databank will contain …
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Cops try their hand at organic farming June 8, 2021 2:10 am The organic vegetable garden on the premises of Varkala police station.THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Police officers at Varkala police station do not confine themselves to maintaining law and order but also try their hand in farming and they prove they can be good …
  • Second Covid wave: 1,000 deaths in 1 month in Thiruvananthapuram June 6, 2021 11:51 pm
  • Medicos take to rap to protest assault on doctors in Thiruvananthapuram June 6, 2021 11:51 pm
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Class VI girl opens her heart & purse to help needy student June 6, 2021 12:08 am Husnafathima gave the ₹2,000 she had saved to buy a bicycle so that a boy can get a mobile phone to attend online classes.THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: It isn’t an easy feeling for a Class VI student to part with the money she had been saving to fulfil a long- …
  • Thiruvananthapuram: No lockdown for illicit liquor brewers June 6, 2021 12:08 am
  • Thiruvananthapuram: 300 green spaces in two years, district to expand project June 3, 2021 11:51 pm
  • Thiruvananthapuram: No action taken on fire audit conducted in Chalai market June 2, 2021 7:26 am