Saturday, October 23, 2021

Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav: Navy to conduct Offshore Sailing Regatta from Kochi to Goa

Kochi (Kerala) | October 23, 2021 4:46:53 PM IST
As part of commemorative activities of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Indian Navy is conducting an Offshore Sailing Regatta from Kochi to Goa under the aegis of the Indian Naval Sailing Association (INSA).... read..

Kerala now logs 9,361 new Covid cases

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
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 statemen... read..

Kerala rains: District collectors to grant Rs 25,000 to village officers for relief camps

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 23, 2021 5:46:43 AM IST
In the backdrop of widespread rainfall predicted by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in Kerala, the state government has allowed the District Collectors to release Rs 25,000 to each village officer as advance for making necessary arrangements.... read..

After Cong, BJP also 'red flags' Kerala's Silver Line project

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2021 6:45:05 AM IST
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 ... read..

CPI-M leader's daughter alleges parents 'forcibly' took away her child, protests outside Kerala Secretariat

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 23, 2021 6:46:55 PM IST
A CPI-M leader's daughter, who alleged that her father 'forcibly' took away her son and gave it to the adoption centre, staged a protest in front of Kerala Secretariat on Saturday demanding to return her 'missing' son.... read..

Kerala couple protest before Secretariat for 'missing' baby

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Students' Federation of India activist and CPI(M) local committee member P.S. Jayachandran's daughter Anupama and her husband on Saturday sat on a day-long huger protest in front of the secretariat demanding return of their child, who was "forcefully" tak... read..

We are not slaves like you, Kerala Cong unit chief tells CPI-M leader

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Launching a scathing attack on CPI(M) Kerala secretary A. Vijayaraghavan, Congress State president K Sudhakaran said that they are not slaves of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and hence will react sharply whenever needed.... read..

Kerala adds backlog of 563 Covid deaths, tally reaches 27,765

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 23, 2021 1:47:16 PM IST
COVID-19 fatalities in Kerala rose to 27,765 on Saturday after the state added a backlog of 563 deaths that had previously gone unreported.... read..

Kerala gold smuggling case: Customs submits 3,000-page charge sheet

Kochi |Friday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
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.... read..

Kerala CM not taking criticism seriously: VD Satheesan

Kochi (Kerala) | October 22, 2021 3:46:52 PM IST
Leader of Opposition (LoP) VD Satheesan slammed Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and said that he is not ready to take criticism from Opposition on the flood-landslide situation in the state seriously.... read..

Kerala CPI-M slams police over mishandling 'missing' baby issue

Thiruvananthapuram |Friday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
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.... read..

CGH Earth plans to setup 10 caravan parks across Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 22, 2021 10:46:45 PM IST
Giving a big push to Kerala's stakeholder-friendly "Karavan Kerala" initiative, hospitality major CGH Earth on Friday announced its plans to set up a string of ten caravan parks across the state, the first of which will be set up at Marayoor in the Idukki... read..

Kerala HC extends anticipatory bail of former DGP in 1994 ISRO espionage case

Kochi (Kerala) | October 22, 2021 2:46:44 PM IST
Kerala High Court extended till October 27, the anticipatory bail of former Director-General of Police Siby Mathews, which was granted by the Thiruvananthapuram sessions court in the conspiracy to frame former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan and others in ... read..

Kerala HC raises questions over virtual queue system at Sabarimala

Kochi (Kerala) | October 22, 2021 1:46:40 AM IST
The Kerala High Court on Thursday questioned the state government and the Kerala Police whether they have the power to manage the virtual queue at Sabarimala Temple. The court asked if the government is authorised to set up a virtual queue and what is its... read..

Congress trims its Kerala unit by half

Thiruvananthapuram |Friday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
With the Congress trimming the office-bearers list in its Kerala unit by nearly half from over 100 to 51, an uneasy calm prevailed in the party offices in the state.... read..

Kerala floods: 42 dead, six still missing

Thiruvananthapuram |Thursday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
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.... read..

Vijayan has to come out from ring of flatterers: Congress

Thiruvananthapuram |Thursday, 2021 7:15:07 PM IST
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.... read..

Indo-Middle East spice buyer-seller meet draws good response

Kochi |Thursday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
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.... read..

Cherian Phillip is welcome to return home, says top Cong leader

Thiruvananthapuram |Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
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 th... read..

Four held for allegedly raping minor Dalit girl in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram |Thursday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
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.... read..

Kerala sees Covid cases rise again, tally goes up to 11,150

Thiruvananthapuram |Thursday, 2021 3:45:06 AM IST
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.... read..

Kerala announce new awards on line of Padma awards

Thiruvananthapuram |Thursday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said that the state will institute awards on the lines of the Padma awards.... read..

Trouble between Malayalam actor Alencier and director Venu blows over

Thiruvananthapuram |Thursday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
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.... read..

Fake antique dealer case: Statement of Italy based Kerala lady recorded

Thiruvananthapuram |Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
The Crime Branch police probing the case of the fake antique dealer Monson Mavunkal has taken the statement from Anitha Pullayil, the high profile Kerala lady settled in Italy.... read..

Consider 'walk-in' facilities at liquor vends, Kerala HC urges govt

Kochi |Thursday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
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.... read..

Kerala HC directs state govt to make all state-run liquor stores as walk-in shops

Kochi (Kerala) | October 21, 2021 6:16:43 PM IST
Kerala High Court on Thursday directed the Excise Department and Kerala State Beverages Corporation (BevCo) to initiate steps to make all state-run liquor stores as walk-in shops for the convenience of the citizens.... read..

Kerala: Health workers express gratitude to become part of nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 21, 2021 10:16:52 PM IST
On the occasion of India's 100 crore COVID vaccination milestone, the Junior Health Officer of District Model Hospital in Kerala's Peroorkada and other health workers express their gratitude for being a part of this nationwide drive.... read..

Cherian Phillip's hobnobbing with CPI-M seems to have ended

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
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 b... read..

New Covid cases coming down in Kerala even as 7,643 turn positive

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
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 Pina... read..

Kerala Assembly pays homage to flood victims, adjourns House till Oct 25

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 20, 2021 3:17:11 PM IST
The Kerala Legislative Assembly paid homage to the flood victims on Wednesday and after the brief meeting, adjourned the House till October 25 so that the MLAs could participate in relief activities in their respective constituencies.... read..

Kerala Assembly pays tributes to flood victims, postpones session

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
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.... read..

Kerala: High alert on banks of Periyar, water reaches flood-prone in Ernakulam district

Kochi (Kerala) | October 20, 2021 8:46:58 AM IST
Places falling on the banks of the Periyar river have been put on high alert by the Ernakulam district administration as the water released from the Idukki dam has reached flood-prone areas of Aluva in Kochi on Wednesday morning.... read..

IMD issues orange alert for parts of Kerala amid heavy rains

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 20, 2021 10:17:07 AM IST
India Meteorological Department on Wednesday continued its orange alert warning following heavy rains in Kerala.... read..

Communist veteran Achuthanandan turns 98

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST
Veteran CPI-M leader and former Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan turned 98 on Wednesday.... read..

More trouble for fake antique dealer as Kerala Police register POCSO case

Kochi |Tuesday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
Already in trouble and under judicial custody, a case under the POCSO Act has been filed against fake antique dealer Monson Mavunkal, police said on Tuesday.... read..

Kerala rains: IMD issues alerts for Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam Kollam for tomorrow

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 19, 2021 2:47:28 PM IST
The national weather forecasting agency, India Meteorological Department (IMD), on Tuesday, sounded an orange alert for Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, and other districts for October 20 in rain-battered Kerala.... read..

Kerala rains: Bride, groom reach temple in cooking vessel for marriage

Alappuzha (Kerala) | October 19, 2021 7:16:49 AM IST
A bride and groom on Monday reached the temple in a cooking vessel for their marriage in Kerala's Alappuzha.... read..

Kerala reports 7,643 new COVID-19 cases, 77 deaths in last 24 hours

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 19, 2021 7:16:36 PM IST
Kerala reported 7,643 new COVID-19 cases and 77 deaths due to coronavirus in the last 24 hours.... read..

CPI(M) leader booked on daughter's complaint for missing child

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
After a six-month long hiatus, a case was registered on Tuesday against CPI(M) leader Jayachandran and his wife on their daughter Anupama's complaint that they "forcefully" took away her child who is missing.... read..

Heavy rains claim 27 lives in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 19, 2021 11:47:08 AM IST
Torrential rains that triggered landslides in Kerala have claimed the lives of 27 people so far.... read..

Kerala: Two shutters of Idamalayar dam in Ernakulam district opened today

Ernakulam (Kerala) | October 19, 2021 10:16:44 AM IST
Following incessant rains in Kerala that caused water levels in the state's dams to rise, two shutters of the Idamalayar Dam in Ernakulam district were opened for 50 cm each at 6 am on Tuesday, officials said.... read..

Fed up with looking after ailing husband, Kerala wife slits his throat

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
A 75-year-old man who has been lying paralysed for the past 15 years was murdered by his wife on Tuesday morning.... read..

Kerala hotel owner commits suicide citing 'irrational' lockdown norms

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
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.... read..

No need to worry about rise in Periyar river water level as dams have been opened: Kerala electricity minister

Kochi (Kerala) | October 19, 2021 10:47:15 PM IST
Kerala Electricity Minister K Krishnankutty on Tuesday said there is no need to worry about the increase in water level of the Periyar river as the two dams Idukki and Idamalayar have been opened earlier today.... read..

After 2018 dam opening fiasco, Vijayan plays safe this time

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
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... read..

Kerala landslide: 22 bodies recovered, rescue operations on

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 18, 2021 3:46:44 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has informed that thirteen bodies from the landslide area in Kottayam and nine bodies of those who went missing in landslide in Kokkayar in Idukki districts have been recovered.... read..

Kerala: Two shutters of Idukki dam to be opened tomorrow

Idukki (Kerala) | October 18, 2021 7:46:44 PM IST
Two shutters of the Idukki dam will be opened on Tuesday, said Kerala Water Resources Minister Roshi Augustine on Monday.... read..

Expert committee to decide when to open dams: Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram |Monday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
In the wake of flood and rain that have claimed 35 lives in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said an expert committee will take decision to open dams and that would be conveyed to District Collector who in turn will ensure that people liv... read..

Kerala floods: Blame game begins as death toll reaches 35

Thiruvananthapuram |Monday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
As the death toll in Kerala floods and heavy rainfall reached 35, the Congress-led opposition on Monday accused the Pinarayi Vijayan government of not acting in time. However, the government quickly denied the charges.... read..

PM Modi speaks to Kerala CM on flood situation

Thiruvananthapuram |Monday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan over the deaths and devastation caused due to the landslide following incessant rains in the state.... read..

Kerala: Two shutters of Idamalayar dam to be opened tomorrow

Idukki (Kerala) | October 18, 2021 7:46:33 PM IST
Following incessant rains that caused flash floods and landslides in Kerala, two shutters of Idamalayar dam will be opened by 80 centimetres each on Tuesday, said Ernakulam District Collector Jafar Malik.... read..
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