Thursday, October 28, 2021

Steps taken by TN Govt would safeguard interests of both states, Stalin to Kerala CM Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 28, 2021 2:46:40 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Wednesday wrote a letter to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stating that the steps taken by his government regarding the Mullaperiyar Dam issue would safeguard the interests of both states.... read..

Kerala sees Covid tally go up to 9,445, TPR 11.42%

Thiruvananthapuram |Thursday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
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.... read..

Kerala Cabinet to provide aid to families of people who died due to torrential rains

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 28, 2021 4:46:55 AM IST
Kerala Cabinet on Wednesday will provide financial assistance to the families of those who lost their lives in landslides and mudslides triggered by the torrential rains.... read..

17-yr-old Kerala school girl turns to YouTube for delivering baby at home

Thiruvananthapuram |Thursday, 2021 2:45:06 AM IST
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.... read..

Use of drugs up, liquor consumption down in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram |Thursday, 2021 3:45:06 AM IST
The use of drugs has gone up in Kerala, while the consumption of liquor has come down, the Assembly was told on Wednesday.... read..

Kerala makes registration must for adventure tourism activities

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 27, 2021 11:47:31 PM IST
In a first of its kind move in the country, the Kerala government has made registration mandatory for service providers in the adventure tourism sector for conducting a wide range of land, water, and air-related activities to ensure their quality and safe... read..

Kerala sees 7,163 new Covid cases

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
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.... read..

Documentary on Guru Vagbhatanandan 'The Herald of the Dawn of Renaissance'

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Guru Vagbhatanandan is a glorious name in the history of Kerala Renaissance, but for some reason he has not received the recognition he deserves and it's here that a documentary which is now ready and is all set for its premiere show to be held on Thursda... read..

Kerala CM trolled over 'double standards' on Mullaperiyar dam

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's claim of Mullaperiyar dam currently not being in danger has come under heavy criticism with social media flooded with a 2011 video of him demanding replacement of the 116-year old dam.... read..

Kerala HC directs NTA to probe into alleged manipulation in NEET candidate's OMR sheet

Kochi (Kerala) | October 27, 2021 10:47:15 PM IST
Kerala High Court on Wednesday has directed the National Testing Agency (NTA) to probe into the alleged manipulation in the Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) sheet of a National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) candidate in the state.... read..

Kerala Opposition leader writes to Tamil Nadu CM, seeks construction of new dam at Mullaperiyar

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 27, 2021 12:46:43 AM IST
Kerala Opposition leader VD Satheesan on Tuesday wrote a letter to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin in support of the demand for the construction of a new dam at Mullaperiyar.... read..

Kerala reports 9,445 new COVID-19 cases, 93 deaths

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 27, 2021 11:47:39 PM IST
Kerala has reported 9,445 new COVID-19 cases and 93 deaths in the past 24 hours.... read..

'Elaborate' transport protocol in place ahead of Kerala schools' reopening

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2021 4:15:06 AM IST
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.... read..

Kerala schoolboy in police custody for molesting college student

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
A school boy was taken in custody for allegedly molesting a college girl in Kerala's Malappuram, police said on Tuesday.... read..

Storing artefacts of arrested fake antique dealer becomes issue in Kerala

Kochi |Wednesday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
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 q... read..

Kerala to propose Rs 2,000 cr plan for returnees' rehabilitation

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
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.... read..

Govt, Oppn spar over 'missing' baby in Kerala Assembly

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
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.... read..

Mayor files complaint against senior Cong leader in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
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.... read..

Kerala tourism sector employees to get interest-free loans up to Rs 10,000

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 26, 2021 10:47:13 PM IST
Kerala Travel Mart (KTM) Society on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kerala Tourism Department regarding disbursal of interest-free loans up to Rs 10,000 without collateral security from the Revolving Fund set up by the state go... read..

Kerala logs 7,163 new COVID-19 cases, 90 deaths in last 24 hrs

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 26, 2021 11:17:06 PM IST
Kerala on Tuesday reported 7,163 new COVID-19 cases and 90 deaths in the past 24 hours, as per the state health bulletin.... read..

Kerala logs 7,163 new COVID-19 cases, 90 deaths

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 26, 2021 11:17:11 PM IST
Kerala on Tuesday reported 7,163 new COVID-19 cases and 90 deaths in the past 24 hours, as per the state health bulletin.... read..

Latvian national approaches Kerala HC for speedy trial in rape and murder of sister

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
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.... read..

Kerala theatres to begin screening movies from Wednesday

Kochi (Kerala) | October 25, 2021 9:17:00 PM IST
Following the order by the Kerala government on Monday to reopen cinema halls, theatres across the state have decided to do cleaning and fumigation and begin screening movies from Wednesday.... read..

National Award-winning Mohanlal-starrer headed for OTT release

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

Fake antique dealer case: Kerala Police record statements of its ex-chief, others (Ld)

Thiruvananthapuram |Monday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
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 Gene... read..

Kerala reports 6,664 new COVID-19 cases, 53 deaths in last 24 hrs

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 25, 2021 6:46:45 PM IST
Kerala reported 6,664 new COVID-19 cases and 53 deaths in the past 24 hours, as per the state health bulletin on Monday.... read..

Kerala HC reserves judgement in appeals filed by accused in gold smuggling case

Kochi (Kerala) | October 25, 2021 8:16:48 PM IST
Kerala High Court on Monday reserved its judgment in the appeals filed by two accused in the Kerala gold smuggling case in the case registered by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).... read..

Kerala gives free homeopathy tablets to kids ahead of schools' reopening

Thiruvananthapuram |Monday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
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... read..

Draw maximum water from Mullaperiyar, Kerala CM urges TN counterpart

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

Southwest monsoon has withdrawn from country, says IMD

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 25, 2021 3:16:46 PM IST
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Thiruvananthapuram on Monday said the southwest monsoon has withdrawn from the entire country.... read..

Kerala Blasters FC unveil third kit for ISL 2021-22 season

Kochi (Kerala) | October 25, 2021 11:16:37 PM IST
Kerala Blasters FC have launched their third kit for the upcoming season of the Indian Super League (ISL).... read..

Kerala to distribute over 45,000 laptops to ST/SC students

Thiruvananthapuram |Monday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
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.... read..

Finally young Kerala couple gets relief, as court stays 'adoption' of their child

Thiruvananthapuram |Monday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
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.... read..

Kerala reports 8,538 new COVID-19 cases, 71 deaths in last 24 hrs

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 24, 2021 8:17:03 PM IST
Kerala reported 8,538 new COVID-19 cases and 71 deaths in the past 24 hours, as per the state health bulletin on Sunday.... read..

IAC Vikrant heads out for second sea trials from Kochi

Kochi (Kerala) | October 24, 2021 6:16:56 PM IST
After the first maiden sea trials, Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) Vikrant sailed out from Kochi for the second sea trials on Sunday.... read..

Second term Kerala CM gets flak over handling of a mother's complaint

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2021 2:15:06 PM IST
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 ... read..

Kerala CM asks his Tamil Nadu counterpart to draw maximum water from Mullaperiyar dam amid torrential rains

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 24, 2021 8:46:56 PM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday wrote to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin asking the latter to ensure that the maximum quantity of water is drawn from Mullaperiyar dam as the reservoir level may reach 142 ft once the torrential rains i... read..

Congress president of Kerala unit lashes out at CPI

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
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... read..

Kerala Kalamandalam to admit girl students first time in 90 yrs

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

Kerala CPI-M to save face by taking action against Anupama's father in adoption issue: sources

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
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.... 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..

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..

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 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 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 Health Minister orders probe in 'missing child' case of CPI-M leader's daughter

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 23, 2021 11:47:32 PM IST
Following the allegation of a CPI-M leader's daughter against her father of 'forcibly' taking away her son and giving it to the adoption centre, Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Saturday directed a probe regarding the matter.... read..

Kerala logs 8,909 new COVID-19 cases, 65 deaths in last 24 hrs

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 23, 2021 11:47:40 PM IST
Kerala reported 8,909 new COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths in the past 24 hours, said the state health bulletin on Saturday.... 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..
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