Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Kerala runs out of vaccine stocks, Covid TPR close to 11%

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Monday said the stock of vaccines in the state is more or less over and they are waiting for more doses to arrive from the Centre.... read..

Kerala govt plans to open Kuthiran tunnel in August, says Kerela Tourism and PWD minister P A Muhammad Riyas

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 26, 2021 12:45:12 PM IST
The Kerala government plans to open Kuthiran tunnel in Valanchery Mannuthi national highway in August, informed Kerala Minister for Tourism and Public Works Department (PWD) P A Muhammad Riyas in the state assembly on Monday.... read..

Kerala HC seeks response from Centre on repatriating Nimisha Fathima living in Afghanistan prison

Kochi (Kerala) | July 26, 2021 6:45:20 PM IST
The Kerala High Court has on Monday sought the view of the Central government on a petition filed on July 16, 2021, by the mother of Nimisha Fathima who is in Afghanistan prison following the killing of her Islamic State (IS) fighter husband in an attack.... read..

3 school kids from Kerala turn entrepreneurs, set up LED bulb unit to beat COVID hardships

Kannur (Kerala) | July 26, 2021 10:45:24 AM IST
Three school-going children from Cherupuzha in Kerala's Kannur district turned entrepreneurs amid economic hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic. The trio has started to make LED bulbs at their house after trying their hand at repairing bulbs and electro... read..

Karuvannur Service Cooperative Bank scam: Kerala police takes four accused in custody

Thrissur/Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 26, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
The crime branch team of Kerala police, that is probing the Karuvannur Service Cooperative Bank scam have taken four main accused in custody from Thrissur district on Sunday.... read..

Kerala's INL has not split, says Minister

Thiruvananthapuram |Monday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
A day after the warring factions of the ruling Left front ally -- INL (Indian National League) came to blows in the midst of their Secretariat meeting at Kochi on Sunday and the two groups ousting the others from the party, it's party nominee in the Pinar... read..

Kerala reports 3 more Zika virus cases, tally touches 51

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 26, 2021 9:15:05 PM IST
Kerala on Monday reported three more cases of Zika, taking the tally of the mosquito-borne infections in the state to 51, the state health department said.... read..

Kerala HC seeks Centre's reply on plea of mother of IS jailed 'supporter'

Kochi |Monday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
The Kerala High Court on Monday asked the Centre to respond to a petition filed by Bindhu who wants the Centre to bring back her daughter Nimisha to the country.... read..

ISRO spy case: Kerala HC grants interim bail to two ex-cops

Kochi |Monday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
The Kerala High Court on Monday granted two weeks interim bail to two former Kerala Police officials in the infamous ISRO spy case which has been reopened with new proceedings initiated by the CBI.... read..

Opposition stages walkout from Kerala Assembly over Kodakara national highway money theft case

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 26, 2021 7:45:10 PM IST
The United Democratic Front (UDF)-led Opposition staged a walkout in the state Assembly over Kodakara national highway money theft case on Monday.... read..

COVID-19 vaccination: Kerala inoculates over 4.5 lakh people on Saturday, highest in a day

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 25, 2021 10:45:18 AM IST
Kerala recorded its highest single-day COVID-19 vaccination with over 4.5 lakh people vaccinated on Saturday, Health Minister Veena George said.... read..

Covid onslaught: Kerala reports 18,531 new cases, 98 deaths

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
Kerala continued to lead the rest of the country in terms of daily Covid cases, as 18,531 people turned positive in the state after 1,55,568 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a statement here on Saturday.... read..

45.37 cr COVID vaccine doses provided to States, UTs so far

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 25, 2021 10:45:20 AM IST
More than 45.37 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to States and Union territories so far.... read..

Curbs increased in Kerala as Covid TPR crosses 13%

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
With the daily test positivity rate crossing 13 per cent on Friday as 17,518 people turning Covid positive from 1,28,489 samples tested in the past 24 hours, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said lockdown norms will have to be strengthened.... read..

CPI-M Kerala unit parking ill-gotten wealth in Coop banks: BJP

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Kerala BJP chief K.Surendran on Saturday alleged that the ruling CPI-M is parking its ill-gotten wealth in cooperative banks and the latest massive fraud that has surfaced at the Trissur Karavanoor Cooperative Bank is only a tip of the iceberg.... read..

Kodakara case: Kerala BJP chief among those named in charge sheet submitted by SIT

Thrissur (Kerala) | July 24, 2021 7:44:55 AM IST
Kerala BJP President K Surendran was on Friday named in the charge sheet submitted by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Kodakara black money case.... read..

Kerala Assembly witnesses multiple walkouts by opp

Thiruvananthapuram |Friday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
The second day of the second session of the 15th Kerala Assembly on Friday saw multiple walkouts by the Congress-led Opposition and both walkouts pertained to corruption issues in which the ruling CPI-M-led government allegedly had crucial roles.... read..

Passing out parade of aeronautical engineers held at NIAT

Kochi (Kerala) | July 23, 2021 4:44:57 AM IST
The Passing out Parade of the 63rd Aeronautical Engineers from the Naval Institute of Aeronautical Technology (NIAT) was conducted here on Thursday.... read..

Kerala Assembly: UDF leaders walk out of question hour over tree-felling issue

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 23, 2021 3:15:02 PM IST
The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) on Friday boycotted the question hour after Forest Minister AK Saseendran said the government is not considering a judicial probe into tree felling at Muttil in Wayanad.... read..

Kerala reports 3 more cases of Zika virus, 44 in total

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 23, 2021 7:14:51 AM IST
Kerala on Thursday confirmed three more cases of Zika virus, taking the tally of mosquito-borne infection to 44 in the state.... read..

Kerala: Eyebrows raised after gold smuggling accused's friend dies in accident

Thiruvananthapuram |Friday, 2021 9:15:06 PM IST
The death of the friend of Arjun Ayanki, an accused in the Gold smuggling case, in a road accident has raised eyebrows.... read..

Kerala HC dismisses plea by former PWD Secretary to quash FIR in Palarivattom flyover scam case

Kochi (Kerala) | July 23, 2021 10:14:57 PM IST
Kerala High Court on Friday dismissed the petition filed by former Kerala PWD Secretary TO Sooraj seeking to quash the FIR registered against him in the Palarivattom flyover scam case.... read..

Kerala tightens Covid restrictions as test positivity rate rise

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 23, 2021 10:15:08 PM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday announced the further tightening of restrictions in the state with an increase in the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) in the last few days.... read..

Now, friend of Kerala transwoman, who committed suicide, found dead

Kochi |Friday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
Even as Kerala Police has begun its probe into the death of first transwoman gender radio jockey Ananyah Kumari Alex, who was found hanging at her flat near Kochi on Tuesday evening, her friend Jiji Raj was now found dead on Friday.... read..

Now Kerala govt employees have to affirm that not taken or given dowry

Thiruvananthapuram |Friday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
In wake of a spate of suicides by young women in the previous month and the day-long fast undertaken recently by Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, a new Kerala government order has asked all state government employees to give an affidavit to their departmental... read..

Kerala HC directs Chief Wildlife Warden to permit farmers to hunt wild boars on agricultural lands

Kochi (Kerala) | July 23, 2021 11:15:14 PM IST
The Kerala High Court passed an interim order directing the Chief Wildlife Warden to permit the farmers to hunt wild boars in the areas where their agricultural lands are situated.... read..

Bird flu reported in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram |Friday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Bird flu has been reported from a poultry farm at Koorachundu in Kerala's Kozhikode district, official sources said on Friday.... read..

Kerala Minister denies 1mn vax doses lying unutilised

Thiruvananthapuram |Friday, 2021 10:15:05 PM IST
Kerala State Health Minister Veena George on Friday dispelled media reports that over one million doses of Covid vaccines are lying unutilised in the state.... read..

Ensure no medical students should be prevented from classes for non-payment of fees: HC to Kerala govt

Kochi (Kerala) | July 23, 2021 10:15:14 PM IST
Kerala High Court on Friday directed the state government to ensure that no medical students in their respective institutions should be prevented from attending classes solely for a reason of non-payment of fees.... read..

Kerala to sign agreement for filling Sputnik V doses in vials, planning Russian COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing unit

By Arun Jayan

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 22, 2021 6:45:01 PM IST
Kerala is all set to sign an agreement with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), the nodal agency for Russian-made Sputnik vaccine, to set up a unit for filling COVID-19 vaccines vials.... read..

Investors gearing up to start ventures in Kerala: Industries Minister P Rajeev

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 22, 2021 2:15:21 PM IST
Kerala Industries Minister P Rajeev on Thursday said that there is a purposeful attempt to tarnish the investment-friendly image of the state, and contrary to allegations many investors like TCS, V-Guard, and Lullu Group are gearing up to start their vent... read..

Kerala CM backs Forest Minister, says he intervened to settle dispute between two NCP leaders

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 22, 2021 2:15:15 PM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday defending Forest Minister and NCP leader A K Saseendran, who allegedly intervened in settling a sexual harassment complaint, stating that latter inquired on issues between two NCP leaders in Kollam.... read..

Kerala HC dismiss Sister Lucy Kalappura's plea seeking police protection

Kochi (Kerala) | July 22, 2021 2:15:06 PM IST
The Kerala High Court on Thursday dismissed the petition filed by Sister Lucy Kalappura seeking police protection to continue her stay at Franciscan Clarist Convent at Karakkamala in Wayanad district.... read..

Kerala CM defends Minister in harassment case as Oppn walks out

Thiruvananthapuram |Thursday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
On expected lines, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan appears to have given full support on the floor of the Kerala Assembly on Thursday to the beleaguered Forest Minister A.K. Saseendran who courted controversy after a phone conversation between him and a p... read..

Kerala records 17,481 new Covid cases, TPR rises to 12%

Thiruvananthapuram |Thursday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
There seems to be no respite from Covid in Kerala, as on Wednesday, 17,481 people turned out positive from 1,45,993 samples sent for testing in the past 24 hours, and the daily test positivity rate (TPR) rose to 11.97 per cent, as per a government stateme... read..

Noted Malayalam artist KTS Padannayil passes away at 88

Kochi (Kerala) | July 22, 2021 1:45:15 PM IST
Popular Malayalam film and theatre artist KTS Padannayil, who was known for his comedy roles in more than 50 films, passed away on Thursday morning at the age of 88.... read..

Oommen Chandy to meet Rahul Gandhi for revamping Cong in Andhra

Thiruvananthapuram |Thursday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
Two time former Chief Minister and presently AICC general secretary in charge of Andhra Pradesh -- Oommen Chandy is reaching Delhi later this week to meet with Rahul Gandhi to discuss steps for revamping the party in Andhra Pradesh.... read..

Saseendran phone call row: Muraleedharan slams Kerala CM for supporting state forest minister

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 22, 2021 9:45:06 AM IST
Union Minister of State V Muraleedharan on Wednesday slammed Kerala Chief Minister Vijayan Pinarayi for supporting state minister A K Saseendran, who is "caught mediating to suppress a molestation case."... read..

Kerala researchers upbeat after documenting 1st black palm squirrel in subcontinent

Thiruvananthapuram |Thursday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
The journey to document what is billed as the first black palm squirrel to be scientifically documented in the Indian subcontinent, has taken a team of research professionals from Kerala 13 long years.... read..

Veteran stage and film actor KTS Padannayil dead

Kochi |Thursday, 2021 6:15:05 PM IST
Hugely popular stage, TV and film actor K.T.S. Padannayil passed away on Thursday at a private hospital, near here, said family sources.... read..

ISL: Kerala Blasters FC sign Uruguayan midfielder Adrian Luna

Kochi (Kerala) | July 22, 2021 11:45:02 PM IST
Indian Super League (ISL) side Kerala Blasters FC on Thursday announced the signing of midfielder Adrian Nicolas Luna Retamar.... read..

Child with rare disease dies, Kerala HC asks state govt about Rs 16.5 crore funds raised for his treatment

Kochi (Kerala) | July 22, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
The Kerala High Court on Thursday directed the state government to inform about Rs 16.5 crore collected through crowdfunding for the treatment of a child who died of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) recently.... read..

Hospital refutes negligence in sex reassignment surgery of Kerala's first trans woman RJ

Kochi (Kerala) | July 22, 2021 4:44:59 AM IST
Kerala's first transgender radio jockey Anannyah Kumari Alex, who was found dead at her flat in Kochi on Tuesday, had recently alleged medical negligence by a hospital in her Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS). However, the hospital has refuted all the allega... read..

First transgender candidate to file nomination as candidate in Kerala polls dies by suicide

Kochi (Kerala) | July 21, 2021 2:14:51 AM IST
Kerala's first transgender radio jockey and the first from the community to file nomination as a candidate in the recent State Assembly polls, Anannyah Kumari Alex allegedly died by suicide on Tuesday. She was found hanging in her flat in Kochi.... read..

Vijayan backs out from more relaxations after SC rap

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2021 4:45:06 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, at the weekly meeting of the high-powered committee which decides on Covid lockdown measures, on Tuesday, decided not to relax the present norms, after the state government was pulled up by the Supreme Court earlier... read..

Multiple probe begins into death of Kerala's first transwoman RJ

Kochi |Wednesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Even as the Ernakulam police of Kerala have already begun a probe into the death of Ananyah Kumari Alex, the first transwoman gender radio jockey who was found hanging at her flat near here on Tuesday evening, State Health Minister Veena George on Wednesd... read..

Kerala: BJP's Radhakrishnan gets threat call from UAE-based number

Kochi (Kerala) | July 21, 2021 3:44:48 AM IST
BJP Kerala State Vice President KS Radhakrishnan on Tuesday alleged that he had received a death threat from the UAE for writing a book on 'love jihad'.... read..

Congress MP demands removal of Kerala minister in row over alleged intervention in molestation case

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 21, 2021 4:45:20 PM IST
Congress MP Benny Behanan in a letter to Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan demands the removal of state forest minister AK Saseendran because of his alleged intervention in a sexual harassment complaint against a Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader... read..

Health Minister orders inquiry on suicide of Kerala's first transgender radio jockey

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 21, 2021 3:15:25 PM IST
Kerala Health Minister Veena George has asked the director of the Health Department to conduct an immediate inquiry on the suicide of Anannyah Kumari Alex, Kerala's first transgender radio jockey and the first from the community to file nomination as a ca... read..

SC pulling up Kerala govt for relaxing COVID norms huge blow to Vijayan's appeasement politics, says K Surendran

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 21, 2021 1:15:09 PM IST
The Supreme Court pulling up the Kerala government for relaxing the COVID-19 protocol for Eid is a huge blow to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's appeasement politics, said Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state chief K Surendran.... read..

Kerala minister in row over alleged intervention in molestation case

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 21, 2021 10:44:59 AM IST
Kerala Forest Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader AK Saseendran has been accused of intervening in a case of molestation filed against a leader of his party and exerting pressure to suppress it.... read..
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