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Medical students seek Centre's help to return to Azerbaijan
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 28 (IANS) Medical students hailing from Kerala and other parts of the country have sought help from the Centre to prevail upon Azerbaijan authorities to clear them for travel so that they can resume their studies.
2021-10-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education
Doyen of cancer treatment in India Krishnan Nair passes away
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 28 (IANS) One of the tallest figures in the country in cancer treatment, M. Krishnan Nair passed away here on Thursday, family sources said. he was 81.
2021-10-28
Category: India, Kerala,National
Use of drugs up, liquor consumption down in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 27 (IANS) The use of drugs has gone up in Kerala, while the consumption of liquor has come down, the Assembly was told on Wednesday.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
17-yr-old Kerala school girl turns to YouTube for delivering baby at home
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 27 (IANS) In a bizarre incident a 17-year-old Kerala school girl delivered a child at her home on October 20 while watching YouTube for guidance on the delivery, said reports.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
Kerala sees Covid tally go up to 9,445, TPR 11.42%
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 27 (IANS) Kerala on Wednesday saw 9,445 people turn Covid positive after 82,689 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, while the test positivity rate was 11.42 per cent, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a statement issued here.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala to propose Rs 2,000 cr plan for returnees' rehabilitation
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 27 (IANS) The Kerala government will soon submit a Rs 2,000 crore proposal to the Centre for rehabilitation of those who have returned home permanently from abroad amid the Covid pandemic, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Politics
Storing artefacts of arrested fake antique dealer becomes issue in Kerala
Kochi, Oct 27 (IANS) After a person, who said he made many of the artefacts, which were claimed as centuries old antiques by the arrested fake antique dealer Monson Mavunkal, these pieces have become evidence in the case and need to be produced before the court, but a major question has arisen that whether these can be stored at the present place itself.
2021-10-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Elaborate' transport protocol in place ahead of Kerala schools' reopening
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 26 (IANS) With just few more days for the schools in Kerala to open after a gap of 18 months, state Transport Minister Antony Raju on Tuesday said that an "elaborate students transport protocol" is in place.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Kerala schoolboy in police custody for molesting college student
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 26 (IANS) A school boy was taken in custody for allegedly molesting a college girl in Kerala's Malappuram, police said on Tuesday.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala sees 7,163 new Covid cases
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 26 (IANS) Kerala on Tuesday logged 7,163 new Covid cases after 79,122 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, while the test positivity rate was 9.06 per cent, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Mayor files complaint against senior Cong leader in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 26 (IANS) Mayor of the Trivandrum Corporation Arya Rajendran on Tuesday filed a police complaint against veteran Congress leader and Lok Sabha member K. Muraleedharan over his "unsavoury' remark which she said was an insult to womanhood.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Govt, Oppn spar over 'missing' baby in Kerala Assembly
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 26 (IANS) The Kerala Assembly on Tuesday witnessed angry exchanges between the Treasury and Opposition benches over the "missing" baby case involving a local CPI-M leader and his wife.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Latvian national approaches Kerala HC for speedy trial in rape and murder of sister
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 26 (IANS) The sister of Latvian national who was allegedly drugged, raped and then killed at the famed Kovalam tourist destination three years ago, has approached the Kerala High Court as the trial in the case is yet to begin.
2021-10-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala sees more Covid recoveries than new cases
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 25 (IANS) Kerala on Monday saw 6,664 people turn Covid positive from 61,202 samples tested and the test positivity rate was 10.88 per cent, said a statement from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
National Award-winning Mohanlal-starrer headed for OTT release
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 25 (IANS) Movie theatres opened across Kerala after six months on Monday, with the first film slated to be released on the big screen on Wednesday, but the producer of Malayalam superstar Mohanlal's award-winning film, "Marakkar: Lion of Arabian Sea", directed by the acclaimed director Priyadarshan, is mulling a possible OTT release.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Southern Cinema
Kerala to distribute over 45,000 laptops to ST/SC students
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 25 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday inaugurated a scheme for distribution of laptops to all Scheduled Tribes students in the state, as part of Vidyakiranam project to ensure availability of digital devices for online learning.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Politics,Technology
Kerala gives free homeopathy tablets to kids ahead of schools' reopening
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 25 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday inaugurated a state-level programme of distribution of free homeopathic preventive tablets to all school children as a precautionary measure against Covid-19 as all schools will be reopening from November 1.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Finally young Kerala couple gets relief, as court stays 'adoption' of their child
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 25 (IANS) After almost six months of knocking on all doors in vain, a young Kerala couple on Monday finally got a huge relief when a court here stayed adoption of their baby boy.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Fake antique dealer case: Kerala Police record statements of its ex-chief, others (Ld)
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 25 (IANS) A day before the Kerala Police Crime Branch is to submit its report to the High Court on the progress of the probe into the fake antique dealer case, the statements of its former chief Loknath Behra and serving police officials -- Additional Director General of police Manoj Abraham and IG of Police G. Lekshmana -- were taken.
2021-10-25
Category: India, Kerala,National
Fake antique dealer case: TN Police record statements of its ex- chief, others
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 25 (IANS) A day before the Crime Branch Police wing is to submit its report to the Kerala High Court on the progress of the probe into the fake antique dealer case, the statements of former State Police chief Loknath Behra and serving police officials -- Additional Director General of police Manoj Abraham and IG of Police G. Lekshmana -- were taken
2021-10-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Draw maximum water from Mullaperiyar, Kerala CM urges TN counterpart
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 24 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has drawn his Tamil Nadu counterpart M.K. Stalin's attention on the immediate need to send directions to the authorities concerned to draw maximum quantity of water from Mullaperiyar dam through the tunnel to Vaigai Dam in the latter state.
2021-10-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Cochin Airport ventures into hydropower production
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 24 (IANS) The Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) will be opening a hydropower plant at Arippara near Kozhikode and according to an estimate, it will generate 14 million units. Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the plant on November 6. The power from the plant will be fed to the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) grid from November first week.
2021-10-24
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy
Kerala Kalamandalam to admit girl students first time in 90 yrs
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 24 (IANS) Kerala Kalamandalam that teaches the globally recognized art form of Kerala -- Kathakali, has for the first time in its history of 90 years, admitted girl students.
2021-10-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Art/Culture/Books
Kerala CPI-M to save face by taking action against Anupama's father in adoption issue: sources
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 24 (IANS) The ruling CPI-M in a bid to save its face, is contemplating action against the father of Anupama, C. Jayachandran, party's local committee member, and also against Shiju Khan, Kerala State Child Welfare Council Chairman and DYFI state secretariat member.
2021-10-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Congress president of Kerala unit lashes out at CPI
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 24 (IANS) Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President and Member of Parliament from Kannur, K. Sudhakaran has said that the CPI as a political party has lost its backbone, or rather it has pledged it to the CPM. He was addressing a public programme at Kannur on Sunday.
2021-10-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Second term Kerala CM gets flak over handling of a mother's complaint
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 24 (IANS) The first term of the Pinarayi Vijayan government saw his image take a beating with the infamous gold smuggling case, which saw his powerful principal secretary and senior bureaucrat M. Sivasankar landing behind bars. In the second term that began in May this year, the callous way of handling a complaint from the granddaughter of one of the topmost yesteryear party leaders, appears to have taken a heavy toll with even the national leadership of the party criticising the way his office handled the complaint.
2021-10-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Now CCTV cameras found at fake antique dealer's house, wellness centre
Kochi, Oct 23 (IANS) The case of fake antique dealer Monson Mavunkal is seeing new twists since his arrest, and after a Pocso case was filed with him, the Kerala Police probe team have found CCTV cameras installed at both his rented house and wellness centre.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala sees 8,909 new Covid cases, 65 deaths
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 23 (IANS) Kerala on Saturday registered 8,909 new Covid cases was registered after 86,111 samples were tested in the past 24 hours and the test positivity rate was 10.34 per cent, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a statement.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
After Cong, BJP also 'red flags' Kerala's Silver Line project
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 23 (IANS) After the Congress-led UDF team, which was given the task of studying the Rs 63,941 crore Silver Line (K-Rail) project, a state of the art joint venture of the Indian Railways and the Kerala government said that this is an unviable project and should not be allowed to go forward, the BJP's state unit on Friday has also come out strongly against it.
2021-10-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala now logs 9,361 new Covid cases
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 22 (IANS) The daily new Covid cases in Kerala continued to fluctuate as on Friday 9,361 people turned positive after 80,393 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, and the test positivity rate was 11.64 per cent, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a statement.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala CPI-M slams police over mishandling 'missing' baby issue
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 22 (IANS) A top CPI-M leader on Friday slammed the Kerala Police for failing to register the case of a young mother looking for her missing baby.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala gold smuggling case: Customs submits 3,000-page charge sheet
Kochi, Oct 22 (IANS) After 15 long months, the Customs on Friday submitted a 3,000-page charge sheet in the infamous Kerala gold smuggling case at the economic offences court here.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Mammootty lends helping hand to landslide affected
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 21 (IANS) Superstar Mammooty is always ready to extend help to the needy and unfortunate but silently as it was only on Thursday that it became known that his foundation is engaged in extending massive relief at rain and flood-battered Kerala's Kottayam.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala sees fluctuations in daily Covid tally continue
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 21 (IANS) New daily Covid cases in Kerala continue to fluctuate as on Thursday, 8,733 turn positive after 86,303 samples were sent for testing in the past 24 hours, while the test positivity rate was 10.11 per cent, said a statement from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Indo-Middle East spice buyer-seller meet draws good response
Kochi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Spices Board in association with the Embassy of India in Abu Dhabi organised an International Buyer Seller Meet (IBSM) on a virtual platform with specific focus on spice exports.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy
Consider 'walk-in' facilities at liquor vends, Kerala HC urges govt
Kochi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Thursday asked the state Excise Department and Bevco - the sole wholesalers of liquor and beer, to start thinking about providing walk-in facilities at liquor outlets, instead of letting people line up in the streets.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Vijayan has to come out from ring of flatterers: Congress
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 21 (IANS) Kerala Leader of Opposition V.D. Satheesan on Thursday asked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to come out of the ring of flatterers who are mere sycophants.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Cherian Phillip is welcome to return home, says top Cong leader
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 21 (IANS) Estranged former top Congress leader Cherian Phillip, who has openly criticised Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan- his biggest supporter since he left the Congress and became a fellow traveller of the CPI-M in 2001- on Thursday got the first green signal that he is welcome to return to the grand-old party.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Four held for allegedly raping minor Dalit girl in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 20 (IANS) Four youths, including the victim's boyfriend, were taken into custody for an allegedly raping a 17-year-old Dalit girl in Kerala's Kozhikode, police said on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala sees Covid cases rise again, tally goes up to 11,150
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 20 (IANS) Kerala on Wednesday recorded a rise in new Covid cases, at 11,150, after 94,151 samples were tested in the past 24 hours and the test positivity rate also went up to touch 11.84 per cent, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala announce new awards on line of Padma awards
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 20 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said that the state will institute awards on the lines of the Padma awards.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Trouble between Malayalam actor Alencier and director Venu blows over
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 20 (IANS) The much-reported trouble between Malayalam actor Alencier Ley Lopez and multi-award-winning cinematographer and director Venu appears to have blown over, following an apology from the actor.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Kerala floods: 42 dead, six still missing
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 20 (IANS) The heavy rains which hit Kerala last week and the consequent floods have left 42 people dead and six people are missing, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Cherian Phillip's hobnobbing with CPI-M seems to have ended
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 20 (IANS) A recent Facebook post of Cherian Phillip taking potshots at Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan clearly indicates that his hobnobbing with the CPI-M for all practical purposes has come to a close, exactly two decades after he dumped the Congress and became a fellow traveller of the 'red party'.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala Assembly pays tributes to flood victims, postpones session
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 20 (IANS) Resuming the ongoing session of the Kerala Assembly after the Puja holiday break, on Wednesday, it was decided, to again postpone the session till next Monday on account of the flood fury and the more heavy rains expected in the coming days.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Communist veteran Achuthanandan turns 98
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 20 (IANS) Veteran CPI-M leader and former Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan turned 98 on Wednesday.
2021-10-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
New Covid cases coming down in Kerala even as 7,643 turn positive
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 19 (IANS) Going by the figures, there seems to be a decline in the new Covid cases in Kerala as 7,643 people turned positive after 82,408 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. The test positivity rate was 9.27 per cent, said a statement from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Fed up with looking after ailing husband, Kerala wife slits his throat
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 19 (IANS) A 75-year-old man who has been lying paralysed for the past 15 years was murdered by his wife on Tuesday morning.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala hotel owner commits suicide citing 'irrational' lockdown norms
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 19 (IANS) A small-time hotel owner in Kerala's Kottayam district ended his life by jumping before a train, blaming Kerala government's "irrational" lockdown norms for his taking the ultimate step.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
After 2018 dam opening fiasco, Vijayan plays safe this time
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 19 (IANS) Three years ago when Kerala witnessed the worst floods in a century, the Pinarayi Vijayan government came under severe flak for the dam management protocols and it even went to the court, but this time with one round of floods taking place, three shutters of Cheruthoni dam, part of the Idukki reservoir was opened on Tuesday.
2021-10-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics