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32 fresh cases take Kerala Covid-19 tally to 213

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan saidm, hare on Monday, 32 more people tested Covid-19 positive, taking the state's tally to 213.... read..
 

Kerala senior citizen couple discharged after getting treated from COVID-19

Kottayam (Kerala) | March 31, 2020 1:41:29 AM IST
A 91-year-old and 88-year-old senior citizen couple were discharged from the isolation ward of government medical college after getting treated from COVID-19 on Monday.... read..
 

7 of Kerala family test negative after treatment

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
Five members of a family and their two close relatives who faced public anger and criticism for three weeks after testing coronavirus positive had now tested negative and stood discharged, Health Minister K.K. Shailaja said on Monday.... read..
 

Kerala orders for liquor on medical prescription

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
Brushing aside strong opposition from medical bodies, the Kerala government on Monday night ordered for supply of liquor to those showing withdrawal symptoms if they got certificates from government doctors.... read..
 

Kerala CM warns creators of migrant workers' protest (LEAD)

Thiruvananthapuram |Monday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, here on Sunday, said the protest by migrant labourers in the Kottayam district shouldn't have happened and those behind it would "be brought to book".... read..
 

Kerala millionaires lend a helping hand

Thiruvananthapuram |Monday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
In trying times, Kerala has always benefitted from the cash rich Keralite's. Business magnate M.K. Yusuf Ali has announced Rs 10 crore, Ravi Pillai Rs 5 crore and then there has been contributions in kind.... read..
 

Kerala HC grants bail to under-trial prisoners till April 30

Kochi (Kerala) | March 30, 2020 5:11:35 PM IST
Kerala High Court on Monday granted interim bail to the under-trial prisoners and remanded accused in the state till April 30 in view of the lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus.... read..
 

Kerala Police makes first arrest of migrant over protests

Thiruvananthapuram |Monday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Hours after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan expressed his displeasure against the protest by migrant labourers in the Kottayam district and said those behind it would "be brought to book", the police registered the first arrest of a migrant laboure... read..
 

No lives should be lost in the name of fighting coronavirus: HC on Karnataka-Kerala border block

Kochi (Kerala) | March 30, 2020 7:11:35 PM IST
Kerala High Court, while hearing a petition filed against Karnataka's decision to block the border with Kerala, on Monday said that no lives should not be lost in the name of fighting coronavirus.... read..
 

Kerala CM calls up PM, seeks reopening of K'taka border

Thiruvananthapuram |Monday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday first wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and then called him up, requesting that the border between Karnataka and Kerala at Mangalore and Coorg should remain open for movement of patients and goods.... read..
 

Covid 19: We failed to do right thing at right time, says virologist

Thiruvananthapuram |Monday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
A Kerala virologist with decades of experience on Monday alleged that India had failed to do the right thing at the right time in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic.... read..
 

Pharmacies in Thiruvananthapuram stop selling masks after govt fixed its price

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 30, 2020 6:11:34 AM IST
Some pharmacies in Thiruvananthapuram have stopped selling masks after the government fixed its price and brought it under the Essential Commodities Act.... read..
 

Kerala's 'liquor prescription' move amid COVID-19 lockdown is 'not scientific', says IMA

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 30, 2020 1:41:40 PM IST
The Kerala chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has said that the state government's decision to sell alcohol to those with a prescription from doctors for having withdrawal symptoms is not a scientific one.... read..
 

32 new cases of COVID-19 in Kerala, tally rises to 213

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 30, 2020 9:11:32 PM IST
A total of 32 new positive cases of coronavirus were reported in Kerala taking the total number of cases in the state to 213 on Monday, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.... read..
 

Around 1000 Kerala prisoners to get parole till April 30

Kochi |Monday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
The Kerala High Court on Monday granted parole till April 30 to all prisoners in Kerala who are either undertrials or remand prisoners, provided they are sentenced to less than seven years imprisonment.... read..
 

Kerala Forest Dept told to supply essential goods to tribals

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 30, 2020 8:11:33 PM IST
Kerala Forest Department has directed its officials to take essential commodities including food and medicine for tribal settlements in the state in view of the nationwide lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.... read..
 

Crowds at banks to collect pension, Minister mulls other ways

Thiruvananthapuram |Monday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
After people started queuing up in front of banks to collect the social pension in large numbers on Monday, State Finance Minister Thomas Issac said that they will soon think of other ways to distribute it.... read..
 

Kerala reports 20 more cases of coronavirus

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 29, 2020 8:11:37 PM IST
A least 20 more positive cases of coronavirus were reported in Kerala on Sunday, informed Kerala Health Minister's Office.... read..
 

Congress objects to police punishing 3 for violating lockdown

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
The Congress on Saturday hit out at the Kannur Superintendent of Police Yathish Chandra who was seen in a video clipping punishing three persons by asking them to do squats for violating lockdown rules.... read..
 

Kerala CM unhappy with Karnataka on border closure (Ld)

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said that with the Karnataka government closing its interstate borders, the free movement of Kerala vehicles carrying essential commodities is being restricted.... read..
 

Kerala Cricket Association to donate Rs 50 lakh to fight Covid-19

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) has decided to contribute Rs 50 lakh to the BCCI that has pledged Rs 51 crore to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund, to fight against the Covid-19 outbreak.... read..
 

Thalassery-Coorg Highway blockade : Kerala CM requests PM's intervention

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 29, 2020 11:41:44 PM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting his intervention in the matter of blocking Thalassery-Coorg State Highway-30 by Karnataka Police.... read..
 

COVID-19: UDF MP urges Sitharaman to provide insurance coverage to police personnel, revenue employees

Attingal (Kerala) | March 29, 2020 1:41:30 PM IST
United Democratic Front (UDF) MP Adoor Prakash has urged Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to provide insurance coverage to police personnel and revenue employees in the country who are also in the highest risk of illness in wake of coronavirus pa... read..
 

Vijayan, Congress condemn police official for punishing people (Lead)

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday condemned the act of Kannur Superintendent of Police Yathish Chandra, who was seen punishing three people by making them squat on the road, as they ventured out on the streets.... read..
 

Germany to airlift 150 people from Kerala on Tuesday

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
Come Tuesday, about 150 people mostly German nationals who have been stuck in Kerala due to the 21-day lockdown, will be flown out on a chartered flight arranged by the German government.... read..
 

Kerala CM directs Excise Dept to provide liquor with prescription from doctors

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 29, 2020 6:41:30 PM IST
With suicide cases being reported from various parts of the state after liquor sales were stopped in Kerala following the lockdown, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has directed the Excise Department to provide liquor to those with a prescription from a do... read..
 

For devout Kerala Christians it's going to be a long haul

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
For the Church going devout Christians in Kerala, it has now dawned on them that it's going to be a long haul lockdown, as a result of which a visit to their parish church is now out of question.... read..
 

Be calm, follow what doctors say, advises cured Kerala resident

Kottayam (Kerala) |Sunday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
A Kerala couple under treatment for coronavirus infection have since been cured and have a message for others to sail through the crisis: Be calm and just listen to and follow the instructions of health professionals.... read..
 

Kerala reports one death, six new cases

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said here on Saturday one coronavirus patient died, six new cases were registered and four patients turned negative.... read..
 

Migrant labourers in Kerala want to go home, stage protest

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
In violation of the lockdown in force in Kerala, over a thousand migrant labourers hailing from various states on Sunday gathered at Payipadu near Changnacherry in Kottayam district and demanded that they be sent back home.... read..
 

Kerala reports first death from COVID-19

Kochi |Saturday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
The first COVID-19 death has been reported from Kerala, here, said a State Minister on Saturday.... read..
 

Kerala CM appreciates TN Govt for Inter-state goods movement; raises concerns over Karnataka blocking borders

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 28, 2020 11:41:44 PM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan appreciated the intervention of the Tamil Nadu Government in resolving the issue of inter-state goods movement through Palakkad check post but raised his concerns regarding Karnataka blocking the border.... read..
 

Kalyan Jewellers earmarks Rs 10 crore to fight COVID-19

Thrissur |Saturday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Kalyan Jewellers, has announced that it would set aside Rs 10 crore towards the cause of fighting the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The company will partner with local and government bodies to ensure that the funds are allocated in a meaningful and efficie... read..
 

COVID-19 lockdown : Kerala Police arrests 1,258 people

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 28, 2020 11:11:42 PM IST
Kerala Police have arrested 1,258 people and seized 792 vehicles on Saturday in connection with violation of guidelines issued during the lockdown period.... read..
 

17-yr-old girl succumbs to burn injuries in Kochi

Kochi (Kerala) | March 28, 2020 3:11:31 AM IST
A day after she set ablaze herself, the 17-year-old girl succumbed to burn injuries in Kangarappady area in Kochi on Friday.... read..
 

39 more positive Covid-19 cases, situation grave: Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said that the situation does not look good as 39 more coronavirus positive cases -- the highest on a single day so far -- were registered, taking the state's total to 164.... read..
 

COVID-19: GPO staff serves food to needy amid lockdown

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 28, 2020 7:41:36 PM IST
In a noble gesture, the staff of General Post Office (GPO) along with their family members in Thiruvananthapuram came together to serve home cooked food to those who are unable to get food during the lockdown period following COVID-19 outbreak.... read..
 

Kerala Chief Minister writes to PM Modi on Karnataka Police blocking key highway

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 28, 2020 1:41:34 PM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi drawing his attention to Karnataka Police's action of blocking the Thalassery-Coorg State Highway-30, a lifeline for ferrying essential commodities to the State.... read..
 

Six more COVID-19 positive cases in Kerala, tally rises to 165: Pinarayi Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 28, 2020 7:11:34 PM IST
Six new positive cases of coronavirus were reported in Kerala taking the total number of cases in the state to 165 on Saturday, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.... read..
 

After hectic parleys Karnataka opens borders with Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
After two days of hectic parleys at the highest level, on Saturday, Karnataka finally relented and opened three border routes which are entry to Kerala for vehicles carrying essential commodities.... read..
 

Kerala religious leaders urge people to follow restrictions imposed on entry to pilgrim centres

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 28, 2020 3:11:42 PM IST
Religious leaders in Kerala, including that of the Christian community, on Saturday said that certain restrictions have been placed on the entry to pilgrim centres in the wake of coronavirus outbreak and urged all to comply with government orders.... read..
 

PM expresses satisfaction on Kerala govt's steps to tackle COVID-19: Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 28, 2020 2:11:31 AM IST
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday took stock of the situation in Kerala and expressed his satisfaction on the steps taken by the state government in tackling the coronavirus outbreak.... read..
 

Kerala IAS officer skips quarantine, traced in UP; suspended (2nd Ld)

Thiruvananthapuram/Lucknow |Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
A junior IAS officer, Anupam Mishra, who was recommended self-isolation in the wake of his recent foreign travel, avoided his quarantine and was later traced to his home in Uttar Pradesh's Sultanpur city. He has been suspended from service.... read..
 

Chandy has 'withdrawal' symptoms over lockdown

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is passing through one of his toughest times, as the swarming crowds that collect around him -- he says they are his biggest source of energy -- have been missing following the lockdown.... read..
 

Kerala IAS officer skips quarantine, traced in UP; suspended (Ld)

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
A junior IAS officer, Anupam Mishra, who was recommended self-isolation in the wake of his recent foreign travel, avoided his quarantine and was later traced to his home in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur city. He has been suspended from service.... read..
 

Kerala confirms first COVID-19 death

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 28, 2020 2:11:29 PM IST
The Kerala government on Saturday reported the first death in the state due to coronavirus.... read..
 

Kerala man among IS terrorists who attacked Kabul Gurdwara

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 28, 2020 1:41:32 AM IST
A man from Kerala was among the terrorists affiliated to Islamic State (IS) who allegedly attacked a Gurdwara in Kabul earlier this week in which 27 people were killed.... read..
 

Covid-19: Kerala takes care of stray dogs too

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said that the state has a large population of stray dogs and now with a total lockdown on account of Covid-19, they are in dire straits and the local bodies should ensure that they get food.... read..
 

Kasargode the new hotspot of Covid-19 in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
Kasargode, a district at the northern tip of Kerala, has reported 76 coronavirus positive cases, turning into a new hotspot in the state, taking the total number of infected cases to 164. A huge percentage of cases in Kasargode are those who returned from... read..
 

1,383 arrested, 923 vehicles seized for lockdown violation in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 28, 2020 4:11:30 AM IST
1,383 people were arrested and 923 vehicles were seized across the state for violating lockdown on Friday.... read..
 

4,603 special camps for migrant labourers in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said that so far 4,603 special camps exclusively for the migrant labourers in the state have been opened.... read..
 
 
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