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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.

Trupti Desai lands in Kerala, minister furious

Speaking to the media here, Surendran said that he suspects a conspiracy behind what happened.

After ouster from UDF, door open for Kerala Congress (M) in...

In an article, State CPI-M secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan wrote that Mani's party is one which has a base and with a following.

‘Lights off Kerala’ protest against ‘hike’ in electricity charges

Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala told the media on Friday that this peculiar situation has arisen because, during the Covid-19 lockdown, the electricity meter readers of the Kerala State Electricity Board were not able to reach the homes of the consumers to take the reading and give the bill.

Sanjay Sreenivas, with his new film Koma, in conversation with Woke...

From shooting his first short film on a point and shoot camera to having his 'Lost' screened at the Quindici short film festival in Italy in 2017 to his to be released movie Koma, Kochi based film-maker Sanjay Sreenivas has come a long way. In a pre-release interview with The Woke Journal, Sanjay opens up about Koma, to be released tonight and his journey as a film-maker.

Kerala records 91 more Covid cases

Of the new cases, 53 were those came from abroad, while 27 were those who came from within the country. The remaining 11 were locals and included a health professional.

CMDRF not paid money raised through concert, action demanded

This issue surfaced after a RTI query revealed that not a single rupee has been deposited in the CMDRF account.

Kerala reports 133 new Covid-19 cases, Congress for more tests

In a Facebook post, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said 133 fresh cases were registered. Of this, 80 came from abroad, 43 from within the country, nine were local infectees and one health professional, he posted.

Kerala records 160 new Covid-19 positive cases

For the past two weeks, the state has reported over 100 Covid-19 positive cases daily.

Pinarayi Vijayan asks Centre for Covid test of returning Kerala diaspora

This position is contradictory to the statement made by the lone Keralite Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan who said if the state government insists then flights will have to be cancelled, adding that no other state is putting up such a demand.

Kerala’s Covid-19 tally crosses 51K mark

State Health Minister K.K. Shailaja, who is currently in isolation like Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and six other ministers, said that at present there are 18,123 people who are positive, while 33,828 have been cured of the disease.

Travancore royal family’s rights in Padmanabhaswamy temple affairs upheld

A bench headed by U.U. Lalit said the administrative committee will manage the temple affairs while the district judge of Thiruvananthapuram will be the chairperson of the committee.

Mumbai-returned Kerala woman succumbs to Covid, buried as per protocol

Trissur:   A 75-year-old woman from Kerala, who had returned from Mumbai recently, died of coronavirus infection on Wednesday after which she was buried at a...

‘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.

First train to Kerala brings home 1,000 people, 7 sent to...

The first stop was at Kozhikode, late Thursday and then at Ernakulam and it arrived in the state capital at 5.10 a.m. on Friday.

Secretariat fire: Kerala Governor forwards Congress’ letter to CM

Khan has sought appropriate action on the letter. It was on Tuesday night after the fire that broke out at the general administration department (GAD) at the Secretariat that Chennithala inspected the spot.

Kerala gold smuggling case: Swapna moves anticipatory bail

The court will hear the plea on Friday.

1,983 new corona cases in Kerala

As many as 35,247 people have recovered from the disease so far in Kerala, including 1,419 patients who tested negative on Friday, Health Minister KK Shailaja said in a statement here.

Critically Ill Patient Denied Treatment, Died in Kerala

Trivandrum:Kerala witnesses a tragic death of an old man, caused by the inactive treatment of hospitals. A critically ill patient, on Wednesday, died after...

Kerala HC bans protests till July 31

The bench gave this direction based on two petitions seeking action against political parties violating the COVID guidelines.

Kerala Church slams police for failing to curb ‘love jihad’

This concern was expressed at the Synod (meeting of the bishops of the Church) get together that ended on Tuesday night and the blame was put on the police for not doing an effective policing job to curb this menace.

Sabarimala row: Trupti leaves, vows to return

"For the time being, we have decided to leave. But we will return," Desai told the media after coming out of the Police Commissioner's office, where she was holed up since early morning.

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 breaks run of three-digit daily Covid cases

According to state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja, the patient had kidney and breathing issues.

Kerala Opposition sees red over Covid negative certificate from expats

This new order will become applicable from June 20.

Kerala Vigilance registers case against former Congress Minister

Sivakumar was a Minister in the cabinet of Oommen Chandy (2011-16). Sivakumar said this is "nothing but settling political scores".

Pilots among 17 dead as AI Express plane overshoots runway, plunges...

The plane skidded off the runway as it landed on its second attempt amid heavy rain, plunged 35 feet into the valley below, and broke into two pieces.

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...

One-day Kerala Assembly session on August 24

The session was earlier slated to be convened on July 27 but was called off for more reasons than one.

Plastic ban to be strictly implemented in Kerala

The cabinet meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

Kerala records another high of 150 new Covid-19 cases

This is the eighth successive day when the number of cases on a single day crossed 100.

Nipah Virus: 311 Persons Under Observation in Kerala

Cochin:As it is confirmed that the student from Ernakulam has been infected with Nipah Virus, 311 persons are under observation for Nipah fever, the...

NIA again quizzing suspended IAS officer in gold smuggling case

Sivasankar was Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Information Technology Secretary before he was removed from the posts after the racket came to light.

Kerala sub-collector who skipped quarantine traced to his hometown in UP

Kollam: One of the sub-collector in Kollam district who skipped his 14day quarantine has now been traced back to his hometown in Uttar Pradesh. Though...

Nipah Case; Condition of The Patient Improves, Six Await test result

Cochin: The Condition of the college student being treated for the Nipah Virus is stable, while six others have been kept under watch at the...

Kerala Government moves SC against CAA

The Supreme Court is already seized of the matter with more than 60 petitions challenging the law and a hearing on the matter is scheduled on January 22.

2 file nomination for Rajya Sabha bypoll from Kerala

The nominations were filed before the Secretary of the Kerala Legislative Assembly.

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...

CBI chargesheets 27 in Kerala BMS leader’s murder case

According to the CBI, the charge sheet mentions about 130 witnesses, 112 documents and the weapons used in the assault.

KMRL’s statement against kochimetroclub website

The public is advised not to fall prey to such activities.

Congress retains Ernakulam Assembly seat in Kerala

Though Ernakulam has been a Congress stronghold for a while now, the margin of victory for its candidate fell to 4,000 this time from the previous 21,000.

Arif Mohammad Khan sworn in as new Kerala Governor

Thiruvananathapuram: Former Union minister and veteran politician Arif Mohammad Khan was sworn in as the 24th Governor of Kerala on Friday.Chief Justice of the Kerala...

Strict action against those who destroyed film set, says Kerala CM

The Perumbavoor Police has registered a case. Five people have been charged and a probe has begun.

Vijayan, Kerala Governor spar over rights

Earlier in the day, Khan said he was not a rubber stamp and would apply his mind. Khan was reacting to the media after reports surfaced that he refused to sign an ordinance approved by the Kerala cabinet to increase the number of members in local bodies.

BSNL staffer who tried to enter Sabarimala terminated

Reacting to her termination, Fathima said she would seek legal recourse.

Covid cases in Kerala cross 10,000

"The day saw 722 people turn COVID positive and it included 481 local infectees. Thiruvananthapuram district is seeing a huge spike as 339 positive cases are there. The state today has 84 clusters where there are cases, of which 10 are large clusters," said Vijayan.

Friendly Bus initiative to ensure a smooth ride for students

Kochi: Are you a student in Kochi who is dependent on private buses for travel? Are you repeatedly ill-treated by the workers on the bus?...

Kerala sees one Covid death, 130000 released from quarantine

The latest death reported was a capital city resident, who was under treatment for cardiac and breathing issues for long.

Kerala Left breaks K.M. Mani’s 5-decade legacy with Pala win

Of the total 1,79,107 electorate, 1,27,939 cast their vote on Monday to decide the fate of 13 candidates.

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)...

Kerala governor reads out para on CAA, but says he is...

In the past what one has seen is, whenever the governor has any opposition to any statements in the address that he reads, that portion is not read.

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...

Parties should keep away from caste outfits, says Kerala CEO Teeka...

His statements come at a time when five Kerala Assembly constituencies are to elect its new legislator on Monday.

Dust coats neighbourhood after Maradu demolition

"Last night around 9.30 p.m., my child suffered breathing problems and had to be rushed to the nearby hospital," said a local resident.

Mathrubhumi announces Rs 5 lakh ‘Book Of The Year’ award

The award will be presented at the third edition of the Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL) in Thuruvanathapuram from January 30-February 2, 2020, the newspaper's Joint MD Shreyams Kumar said at a glittering event here.

Pinarayi Vijayan has badly let down Kerala diaspora, says Congress

Joseph, who headed the diaspora ministry for five years from 2011-16 told IANS that all what Vijayan has done is nothing but rhetoric and when the time came to really act, Vijayan has badly faltered, especially the way the diaspora was being handled when the pandemic struck.

Uproar in Kerala assembly over acquittal in girls death case

Even as the noisy scenes continued in the Assembly, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan remained non-committal over the Opposition demand.

Kerala court rejects Dileeps’s plea for copy of case records

Kochi: After the Supreme Court, last month ruled that Malayalam actor Dileep would not get a copy of the memory card containing footage of an...

Kerala Congress warns Pinarayi Vijayan

Leader of Opposition and senior Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala said that everyone knows Vijayan's role in the case.

Object CAA, but obey Constitution, says Kerala Governor to state

"My role is to see that the state works according to the rules, I'm not claiming supremacy," said Khan while addressing an impromptu press conference in New Delhi.

3 in custody for alleged rape, brutal assault on 75-yr-old woman

According to the police, the incident took place on Sunday afternoon, when the aged woman was at her friend's house, close by her home.

Kerala Congress against proxy or postal voting in local body polls

According to the rules, the new set of local bodies should be in office latest by November and the Election Commission has expressed its intent to use new models to conduct the polls given that the number of Covid cases is rising in the state.

Protests in Kerala, NIA tells HC about Swapna’s ‘role in racket’

The National Investigation Agency, which has since taken over the probe, told the court hearing her anticipatory bail plea that she had a role to play in the racket and strongly opposed the bail.

Congress demands to cancel contract with PwC inked by Kerala

PwC was selected by the Kerala government to prepare a detailed project report of Rs 4.500 crore for 3,000 e-buses. The contract was given in August 2019.

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.

Muthoot Finance plans to close 300 branches in Kerala

Kochi: The management of one of the leading Non-Banking Financial Companies, Muthoot Finance, where a small section of its staff is on a strike with...

KMRL gets nod for Water Metro at Kakkanad; Kochi to be...

With this, Kochi would also become the first city in the country to integrate water transport as a feeder service to the metro. 

Won’t allow Constitutional machinery to collapse: Kerala Governor

Khan who was going out of the state met the media and said that he will not allow the collapse of the Constitutional machinery in the state.

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.

Cyclone Amphan: 13 Kerala districts under yellow alert

A yellow alert means people and authorities have to be cautious as heavy rainfall can be expected. Only the capital district has been left out from the yellow alert on Monday.

Thiruvananthapuram continues to be capital of Covid spread

State Health Minister K.K. Shailaja said that 903 new COVID cases were reported in the state on Wednesday.

‘Q-Loid’, state’s first queer film festival on Saturday

Kochi: Kochi is all set to host state's first-ever queer film festival on Saturday. The festival titled "Q-loid" is organised by Queerala, in association with...

Trawlers to keep off Kerala coast as 52-day ban begins June...

The ban will be lifted on the midnight of July 31.

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.

Triple Talaq: Man arrested from Kozhikkod

Kozhikkod: A man from Kozhikkod, Kerala was arrested for giving Triple Talaq to his wife. The suspect was arrested by the Mukkom police following a...

Gloom deepens at Kerala landslide site, 24 bodies dug out so...

On Saturday, the body of her son Dinesh was among the five retrieved from under the debris. As the men, who were toiling to dig out the victims, were taking Dinesh's body to a waiting vehicle, Manjula wept inconsolably.

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

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

No community spread of COVID in Kerala, says Chief Minister

Vijayan said that there are 62 fresh positive cases on Friday, of which 33 came from abroad and 23 from outside the state.

Kerala reports 138 Covid cases, highest in a single day

In the past four days, new cases have gone past the 100-mark taking the total to 516 positive cases.

Kerala CM comes under fire in politburo meet

According to sources, Vijayan was at the receiving end after three politburo members came down heavily on him in the manner in which the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) was invoked against two young CPI-M workers in Kozhikode early this month.