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Food from Kakkanad jail now an app away

Kakkanad: Tasty combo lunch made at Kakkanad district jail is now just an app away from you. Freedom Food Factory, the food production unit at...

Woman Constable killed after traffic policeman sets her on fire in...

Alappuzha: A lady constable was killed after she was set on fire today afternoon allegedly by a traffic police personnel who poured petrol on her....

Road accident in Kerala’s Angamaly kills four

The accident occurred at around 7.15 am at Bank Junction on Angamaly National Highway.

Former MP A. Sampath apppointed as special representative of the government...

Thiruvananthapuram: The Cabinet has decided to appoint former MP A. Sampath as special representative of the government with Cabinet rank to collaborate with the Centre....

Kochi’s CRZ violations: AV Antony responds to the SC notice to...

Kochi: Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) and others in a case regarding the Coastal Regulations Zone (CRZ)...

Onam arrives in Kerala as Atham celebrations begin

Kochi:Atham celebrations were inaugurated on Monday in the historical region of Thripunithura near Kochi with a grand procession, as the day signals the arrival...

Helmet made compulsory for back seat passengers, Kochi responds

Kochi: As per the direction of the Road Safety Committee, appointed by Supreme Court, pillion rider now has to wear a helmet while travelling. Seat...

Tiger population increased in Kerala says Tiger census 2019

Wayanad:The Western Ghat landscape of Kerala has 190 tigers, up from 46 in 2006. This has been revealed in the tiger census conducted last...

CAA should be withdrawn says Oommen Chandy

"The BJP-led NDA government has failed on all fronts and hence to divert the attention of their failures, they are going forward with their party agenda. The CAA should be withdrawn," said Chandy.

The Wishing Tree, workshop with Brazilian artists concludes in Kochi

Students of Tattwa Learning Centre had their wishes fulfilled as the five-day art workshop, 'The Wishing Tree' concluded at Girinagar on Friday.

Glorifying Brahmins; High court judge’s speech becomes controversial

Kochi: Justice V Chitambaresh, a sitting judge of the Kerala High Court, recently courted controversy by glorifying brahmins and their virtues, reported India Today.In his...

Wayanad: Rahul Gandhi joins protest, assures best legal aid

In Wayanad, the division is 4.8 km of the core zone and 5.8 km of the buffer zone. In all, 24.2 km of the highway passes through protected areas in Karnataka, and 10.4 km through protected areas in Kerala.

Child Rights Commission seeks report on flood-hit children

Thiruvananthapuram: The State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has requested to submit a report from all district child protection units in the State about...

Kerala’s UL Cyber park eyes 50,000 IT jobs by 2025

The Uralungal group's parent company is the Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society (ULCCS) Ltd, formed in 1925, which was started by the labourers as a cooperative society catering to the needs of the lower strata in northern Kerala.

Installation of Geobags continues at Chellanam, residents unhappy

Chellanam:Chellanam, a coastal village in the outskirts of Kochi which is facing one of the worst brunts of sea erosion, gets temporary relief as...

Poet Attoor Ravi Varma passed away

Thrissur: Renowned poet and translator of Malayalam literature, Attoor Ravi Varma passed away on Friday. He was 88 years old. Ravi Varma was being treated...

RIIFT to radicalise online fashion industry

Kochi: Are you a home-maker interested in fashion? Are you a budding entrepreneur? RIIFT would then be the platform that you are looking for. All...

Student stabbed in clash at T’puram University College, SFI unit to...

Trivandrum: Akhil Chandran, a third-year undergraduate student was stabbed in a clash at University College, Trivandrum on Friday. He has been admitted to Medical college...

Congress Expelled Abdullakutty for Praising PM Modi

Trivandrum: The Kerala Congress on Monday expelled its leader A.P. Abdullakutty for praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for NDA's massive victory in the recent Lok...

Jovial by day, slayer at night: Kerala lady serial killer a...

Sources said that several witnesses, including the neighbours of the Thomas family, are being questioned by the police to gather evidence in the case.

Koode, helping people in distress

Kochi: It was one year back, during the deluge in Kerala, that Nithya Venugopal started a WhatsApp group called EKM Rescue Volunteers. However, as the...

Now, Kerala women to drive govt vehicles

Thiruvananthapuram: The State Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday decided "to induct women drivers in all government departments and public sector undertakings...

Channelize energy and time for the greater good says Parvathy Thiruvothu

Thiruvananthapuram: A fake Facebook page in the name of Parvathy Thiruvothu, Malayalam actor was used to post a malicious comment that said that people in...

Have clothes you can’t use, Swap Room is happy to help!

Depending on the number of returns you make, you will be awarded points. And based on these points you can purchase any item during the Swap festival which is scheduled in November.

Food from Kudumbashree Kitchens, soon an app away in Kochi

The 25-lakh project is all set to run from November.

HC asks for round-the-clock vigil at Marine Drive walkway

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Monday asked for round the clock police surveillance at Marine Drive Walkway. The surveillance is intended to stop waste...

Mumbai Police Issues Lookout Notice Against Binoy Kodiyeri

Mumbai/ Trivandrum: Mumbai police had issued a lookout circular against Binoy Kodiyeri, the elder son of CPM leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Wednesday(26th June).  Binoy was...

Heavy rainfall; Red Alert declared in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued red warning to various districts until Monday due to heavy rains, which has lashed Kerala for the past three...

Sister Lucy Kalappura who supported Kerala rape survivor nun dismissed

Kerala: Sister Lucy Kalathippura who had supported and participated in the protest against rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal has been dismissed from the Franciscan Clarist Congregation. She...

Bindu Ammini announces her next visit to Sabarimala

"The upcoming visit is to mark the anniversary of our visit to the temple for the first time. This new pilgrimage will see hundreds of women coming from various parts of the country. This is being organised under the Women's Wing of the Renaissance Movement. I don't think the Kochi police will be providing us security but we will be going," said Ammini.

In a first, CUSAT introduces steel straws in canteen

Kochi: Adding another feather to its cap, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) now owns the first-ever canteen that uses steel straws in the...

Palarivattom flyover: HC seeks report from Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau

Built at a cost of Rs 42 crore during the Oommen Chandy regime, the 750-metre flyover was supposed to serve for over 100 years. It was opened in October 2016. But as it started crumbling, it was shut for traffic within three years.

Kerala journalist killed by ‘Drunk’ IAS officer’s car, govt orders probe

Thiruvananthapuram: A senior journalist was killed in a road accident near Museum Police Station, Thiruvananthapuram.It is alleged that the car was driven by Sriram Venkatraman...

Veteran Malayalam actor Sathar dies at 67

Kochi: Veteran Kerala actor Sathar passed away on Tuesday at a hospital near here due to prolonged illness, his family said. He was 67.The actor...

Kochi Container Road accidents, High Court intervenes

Kochi: Ever since its construction, container road had featured in the news, all for the wrong reasons. Last year there had been around 10 accidents...

Viswas Mehta takes over new Kerala Chief Secretary

Jose, who served as Chief Secretary for 23 months, retired on Sunday but came to his office on Monday morning to hand over charge to Mehta.

Kerala to produce fruit-based wine, low alcohol liquor

The Pinarayi Vijayan cabinet accepted the report after it was cleared by the Kerala Assembly Subject committee.

SFI, KSU activists clash at Thiruvananthapuram college

University College, located in the heart of the state capital, has been in the news for somne time, ever since an SFI student was stabbed by two other SFI activists a few months back and it took another turn when the two accused were later found to have manipulated the Public Service Commission examinations for the Police Constable and secured top ranks.

All thanks to Navy, Cheriya Kadamakudy gets connectivity

Almost 6 months back one of my friend’s mother suddenly got unwell. There was difficulty in finding transportation. She was rushed to Aster MedCity, only to be declared dead. The doctors said that if she was brought 30 minutes earlier things could have been different.”

Kerala caste murder: Court sentences all 10 convicts to double life...

Kottayam: 10 people who were accused of killing Kevin P Joseph, a Dalit Christian man last year was sentenced to double life imprisonment, by a...

Ex-India footballer Hamza Koya dies due to Covid

With this, the total number of COVID deaths in Kerala rose to 15.

CPI-Police Clash: AIYF activist arrested by police, Act of vengeance says...

Kochi:As a retaliation to the suspension of Ernakulam Central Station sub-inspector Vipin Das, over the lathi charge on CPI, the city police on Sunday...

110-year-old Kerala woman beats Covid, discharged from hospital

Pathu (110) thus became the oldest Covid patient to recover in the state.

Hindu outfits protests, Mar Athanasius College withdraws magazine

Kothamangalam: Mar Athanasius college was forced to withdraw its annual magazine "Ana Kera Mala, Aadu Kera Mala, Aayiram Kaanthari Poothirangi," following protests from Hindu outfits. The...

After floods, Kochi pulls all stops to go green, becomes part...

A total of 60 cities in now part of the project of which Kochi is the only city from India.

Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, and Puducherry tops the child well-being...

New Delhi: Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, and Puducherry topped the charts in the child well-being index, a tool designed to measure and tracks children’s...

Kochi: 16 years of an unfinished dream for safe travel

”Why should we have a panchayat president, if she is not ready to own up to her mistakes and rectify the same? She doesn’t realise our sufferings as she can easily reach wherever she wants through container road,” says Shaison Albert, one of the residents. 

Customs probing Kerala minister Jaleel over protocol violation

Jaleel allegedly received kits for distribution from the UAE consulate during Ramzan and also a copy of the Holy Quran, both of which are a violation of protocol.

KSRTC bus collides with concrete mixing unit, catches fire in Kottarakkara

Kottarakara:In a major accident, a KSRTC (Kerala State Road Transport Corporation) bus, collided with a concrete mixing unit and caught fire in Kottarakkara in...

Is Kerala CM mulling a makeover of his cabinet?

Thiruvananthapuram: With its image has taken a beating and just 17 months left for the end of the tenure, the Pinarayi Vijayan-led Left Democratic Front...

Students’ unrest at Polytechnic College

Kochi: KSU activists of Kalamassery Government Polytechnic College laid siege to the principal's office demanding action against students belonging to SFI for mentally harassing a...

CAA: Congress organises widespread protests in Kerala

Massive protest in Kerala. Top leaders of the Congress-led the protests in the districts along with party activists in huge numbers. Police detained MP's and MLA's.

What is this outcry about, Shashi Tharoor responds to KPCC

Thiruvananthapuram: "I intervened more than 50 times in parliament and spoke against 17 Bills with courage and conviction. Can any of my critics from Kerala...

Study reveals alarming levels of plastic in Kochi backwaters

The report suggests the presence of 4276 tons of plastic waste in the bottom sediments which works out to 55.9 tons per square km area, in the 76.5 square km stretch of Alappuzha - Thannermukkom sector of Vembanad. 

Bharata Mata College in Kochi to be the first in country...

Kochi: Bharata Mata College in Kochi is all set to be the first fully solar-powered educational institution in the country. The official announcement would be...

Houseboats to be introduced from Marine Drive

Kochi: Houseboats which were seen so far in Alappuzha would soon start cruising from Marine Drive of Kochi, all thanks to Empire Greenix and DTPC...

Monsoon in Kerala likely to be delayed by a Week

New Delhi: It seems like Kerala has to wait a week further to see the rain hit the ground. The Meteorological Department of India on...

Centre okays Rs 66,000 cr Kerala semi-high speed rail project

The order was issued by the Ministry of Railways and conveyed to Kerala Chief Secretary Tom Jose, Vijayan wrote.

War of words between CPI-M, Congress over double murder

The four were arrested on Monday and another four accused were being questioned on Tuesday.

No alternate houses in sight, Maradu flats residents to stay put

"The State has condemned me and my wife to live in rented homes, at the mercy of others, as my pension permits, till the last day of our lives. The irony is that on the day that I leave my home I have received Silver Certificates for the years 2017-18 and 2018-19 from the Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes for my contribution towards nation building by paying taxes. I contributed to building a nation and lost to the nation the home I built. Jai Hind," wrote Joseph, the son of a Kerala police official.

Kerala girl with coronavirus, moved to Thrissur hospital

According to the latest figures, 1,053 people in various parts of the state are under observation for suspected cases of coronavirus, with 15 people kept in isolation wards in various hospitals in the state.

Kerala Youth Kevin Joseph was Forcibly Drowned, Says Forensic Report

Kottayam:Kevin Joseph, a youth in Kerala's Kottayam, who died last year in a suspected case of honour killing, was forcibly drowned in a stream...

Demands met, SFI calls off CUSAT strike

The strike began on 25th September, with the students occupying the library demanding to extend its closing time.

Senior Kerala journalist N J Nair passes away

He was 59 and is survived by his wife and two sons. A hugely loved and respected journalist for his pleasing and mild manners, Nair began his career with The Indian Express and had been with The Hindu for the past 25 years.

Flyover Works to Resume at Vyttila, Issues Sorted

Vyttila: Work on the Vyttila flyover resumed on Friday, after assurance from Public Works Minister, G. Sudhakaran. The work was halted for an indefinite period...

In a first, Kerala schools’ new academic year begins online

Online classes have been enabled through state-owned KITE-Victers Channel to benefit about 4.5 million students from Class 1 to 12 of state syllabus schools.

Privatisation of BPCL: Protest Enters 19th Day

BPCL controls about 14.74 per cent of the total refining capacity in the country.

Kerala: Students protest over death of school girl due to snakebite

The school is located in the Lok Sabha constituency of former Congress president Rahul Gandhi at Sulthan Bathery and after coming to know about the incident, he wrote to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for action.

Kerala gold smuggling case: Swapna moves anticipatory bail

The court will hear the plea on Friday.

Kerala Assembly set to launch first phase of TV channel

"In the first phase, we will take time slots in Malayalam TV channels and air the programmes which will showcase the various aspects of our Assembly. For that we have already shot our own content which will run into 60 episodes of half an hour duration each and will be aired for 20 weeks," said the Speaker.

First online cabinet meeting held in Kerala

While Vijayan participated from his official residence, the other cabinet ministers took part in the meeting from their office or residence.

Kerala’s public university to introduce visual media techniques in teaching and...

The workshop is organised as a pre-conference session of Kerala’s first international conference on Aquatic resources and blue economy (AQUABE 2019).

‘806 people in Kerala under observation for coronavirus’

In a statement, she said 19 persons were admitted to different state hospitals, of which nine have since been discharged.

1,000 Kudumbashree hotels to serve Kerala meals at Rs 25

Apart from this lunch, Kudumbashree has been given the nod to start a chitty program, which would be an extension to the microfinance scheme which already is running quite well.

Kerala IMA unit rules out complete state-wide lockdown

State President of IMA, Abraham Varghese on Thursday said the situation at the moment does not warrant a statewide lockdown.

Rains hit voting in Kerala, turnout 30% at noon

The polling began at 7 a.m. and will go on till 6.30 p.m. in the state.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurates third stretch of Kochi Metro

The newly-inaugurated five-kilometre stretch, which extends from Maharaja's Junction to Thykoodam bridge, takes the total distance covered by the Kochi Metro so far to around 24 km.

Kottayam Principal Sessions Court put off Kevin murder case

Kottayam:Kottayam Principal Sessions court postponed the Kevin Murder case to August 22 for pronouncing the judgement. Earlier the court had scheduled the case for...

Kerala activist Rehana Fathima surrenders in obscenity case

Fathima, who has a 14-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl, had uploaded a video clip titled 'Body Art and Politics' on YouTube, showing her two children painting on her semi-naked body.

‘Design conclave in Kerala to tap state’s huge talent pool’

Thiruvananthapuram: To tap into the huge talent pool available in Kerala, the country's largest design conclave will be held at Kochi over three days starting...