• Pakistani bullets: War trophy or terror link? Cops intensify investigation 25 Feb 2020 03:23 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Exploring a new possibility in the bullet seizure, the police team probing the recovery of 14 bullets from Kulathupuzha has been liaising with various Central agencies to ascertain whether the bullets belonged to …
  • NATPAC to survey black spots in Capital 25 Feb 2020 01:46 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A total of 15,881 road crashes were reported in Thiruvananthapuram district between 2016 and 2018. There was a 5.3 per cent increase in the total number of accident deaths reported last year as compared to 2018. …
  • Women-friendly corridor to be inaugurated in April 25 Feb 2020 01:46 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the financial year coming to a close and the local body elections around the corner, efforts are afoot to complete the long-pending women-friendly corridor project. It proposes safe travel by connecting two …
  • National Statistical Office to create awareness on surveys owing to public resistance 25 Feb 2020 01:46 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In the wake of continued resistance from the public, the National Statistical Office (NSO) will launch public awareness campaign asking people to cooperate with its regular surveys. People in a few panchayats …
  • DYFI’s anti-CAA campaign from Mar 1 25 Feb 2020 01:46 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Strengthening agitations against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), the DYFI will organise a month-long campaign from March 1 to 31. The campaign will also create …
  • Kerala dairy meet starts on Tuesday 25 Feb 2020 01:46 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Dairy Development Department is organising a four-day dairy meet at Kanakakunnu in Thiruvananthapuram from February 25. The highlight of the event will be the 40th anniversary of adopting Anand model of dairy …
  • Post Maradu, sale of apartments slumps 25 Feb 2020 01:36 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A Month has passed since the high-rises in Maradu were demolished, but the dust has not settled on the state’s realty sector. Sale of apartments witnessed a record low this month even though other property deals …
  • Expatriate youth languishing in Saudi desert brought back home 25 Feb 2020 01:36 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: An expatriate youth who was languishing in a desert in Saudi Arabia for over two months without proper food or water was rescued and brought back home thanks to the intervention of NORKA Roots.V Adwaidh, who …
  • 2 Customs officers removed for gold smuggling cases in Kerala 24 Feb 2020 22:40 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Two Customs preventive officers allegedly involved in gold smuggling cases in Kerala were removed from service on Monday. Radhakrishnan B. superintendent of customs and Rahul, inspector of Customs were removed for their involvement in …
  • Shashi Tharoor takes a dig at Sonbhadra gold discovery: Govt must stop this tonne-tana-tonne 24 Feb 2020 20:27 Gold mines in Sonbhadra Day after the Geological Survey of India (GSI) denied that it has found gold deposit estimated to be around 3,000 tonnes in Uttar Pradesh' Sonbhadra district, Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor took a dig at the …
  • IUML leader warns UDF against infighting 24 Feb 2020 19:16 Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 25 (IANS) The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), the second biggest ally of the Congress in the United Democratic Front (UDF) in Kerala, here on Monday expressed unhappiness over the Congress-Kerala Congress (Mani) squabbles. IUML …
  • Kerala Education dept unveils ‘E3’ project to enhance English proficiency of students 24 Feb 2020 15:34 By: PTI | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: February 24, 2020 6:03:21 pm Already 200 digital multi-coloured story books were uploaded in Samagra e-Library. (Representational image) The state-run Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) has …
  • Adani group joins race to buy Air India, plans to submit EoI by next month 24 Feb 2020 15:31 The Adani group will join the race to acquire Air India and plans to submit an expression of interest (EoI) by next month, said a source close to the development. The final decision of Adani will, however, depend on the outcome of the due diligence after …
  • Ineligible beneficiaries of social security pensions in Kerala includes PSU & govt employees 24 Feb 2020 12:35 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Green or insensitivity... you name it! The recently-held scrutiny of social security pension beneficiaries found that the ineligible persons in the list included government employees, service pensioners and PSU …
  • KITE launches 'E3' project to enhance English proficiency of students 24 Feb 2020 10:16 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state-run Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) has launched a special initiative for enhancing and enriching English language proficiency of students by making use of hi- tech lab facilities in schools. The …
  • Opening of NH-66 bypass from Mukkola to Karode stuck in the rut due to shortage of raw materials 24 Feb 2020 10:05 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The opening of the NH-66 bypass from Mukkola to Karode near the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border is likely to be delayed owing to shortage of red earth and gravel. The 16.3km stretch which is touted to be the first …
  • ‘Changathi’ literacy programme a success, makes nearly 4,000 migrant workers proficient in Malayalam 24 Feb 2020 10:05 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  With two phases of ‘Changathi’ literacy programme for migrant labourers completed, close to 4,000 workers from other states have acquired proficiency in Malayalam. Mudad Revathi from Odisha and Romiya Kathur …
  • Kerala forest department moots high-end cyber forensic lab to combat wildlife crimes 24 Feb 2020 10:05 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Stung by the illegal wildlife trade, the state forest department has submitted a proposal to set up a high-end cyber forensic lab exclusively to deal with wildlife crimes in the state. At present, police and forest …
  • International Centre for Free and Open Source Software wins honour by Malayalam Mission 24 Feb 2020 10:05 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS) was awarded the first-ever Bhasha Pratibha Puraskaram instituted by the Malayalam Mission. ICFOSS was selected for making Malayalam language …
  • Plastic-coated carry bags, hoardings included in Kerala's revised ban guidelines 24 Feb 2020 10:05 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Fifty days after enforcing a ban on single-use plastic, the state government has come out with a revised directive to bring in more clarity and effectiveness for its execution. Plastic/plastic coated leaves that …
  • SCTIMST develops new stent graft to treat thoracic aortic aneurysm 24 Feb 2020 03:23 The Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram, an institute of national importance, in collaboration with National Aerospace Laboratories, Bengaluru (CSIR-NAL), has developed a new stent graft and its …
  • Shashi Tharoor: ‘We need to find new president to fill vacuum after Rahul resignation’ 23 Feb 2020 22:37 Written by Manoj C G | New Delhi | Published: February 24, 2020 3:32:11 am Shashi Tharoor, Congress MP, Thiruvananthapuram. (File photo) Congress MP Shashi Tharoor speaks to Manoj C G on organisational challenges before the party. The Congress has suffered …
  • Growing perception that Congress 'adrift'; party must resolve leadership issue for revival: Shashi Tharoor 23 Feb 2020 09:49 NEW DELHI: The Congress must fix its leadership issues on top priority to address the growing perception among the people that the party is "adrift", senior leader Shashi Tharoor said on Sunday and asserted that resolving the uncertainty over a …
  • Huge turnout for KAS preliminary examinations 23 Feb 2020 07:27 Close to 3.8 lakh candidates sat for the preliminary examinations of the newly introduced Kerala Administrative Service (KAS) held across 1,535 centres in the State on Saturday. The answer key will be published on Monday, officials of the Kerala Public …
  • Kerala school students to learn English at hi-tech IT labs 23 Feb 2020 07:22 Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 23 (IANS) The Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) has launched E3 (Enjoy, Enhance & Enrich) an ambitious project for enhancing and enriching the English language proficiency of students by making use of …
  • NIA, military intel to probe Pak-made bullets in Kerala 23 Feb 2020 07:15 Thiruvananthapuram: The Military intelligence has arrived in Kerala and will be joining the NIA, which is expected to begin probe into the recovery of 14 Pakistan-made bullets from Kulathupuzha. These bullets were found on Saturday about 70 km from here in …
  • Hectic lobbying for upcoming Kerala assembly bypoll 23 Feb 2020 06:12 Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 23 (IANS) With the date of the upcoming Kuttanadu assembly constituency by-election to be announced anytime now, hectic lobbying has begun in the Congress-led United Democratic Front by hopefuls. Among those who have shown interest …
  • KM Bashir death: College professors help police establish speeding charges 23 Feb 2020 02:39 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: It was a team of professors from Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering, in the capital, that helped police establish that the car allegedly driven by Sriram Venkitaraman which killed journalist KM Basheer …
  • Utsavam 2020 sets off to a colourful start 23 Feb 2020 02:39 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Showcasing Kerala’s rich and diverse folk art  traditions, the seven-day Utsavam 2020 got off to a colourful start with Minister for Co-operation, Tourism and Devaswoms Kadakampally Surendran honouring eminent …
  • Vava Suresh rescues cobra hours after hospital stay 23 Feb 2020 02:39 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Hours after being discharged from the hospital, celebrated snake-catcher rescued a cobra. The snake was caught from a residential premise at Aruvikkara on Saturday around 11 am.  Suresh was discharged from the …
  • National meet on nutrition on Feb 27 23 Feb 2020 02:39 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Department of Women and Child Development is organising a two-day national conference on nutrition at the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Poojappura, here on February 27. Governor Arif Mohammad Khan will …
  • KAS 2020 conducted smoothly; many candidates find it tough to crack 23 Feb 2020 02:31 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As many as 3,84,661 candidates appeared for the first Kerala Administrative Services (KAS) preliminary written examination conducted across the state on Saturday. A major chunk of candidates was of the view that …
  • Border districts where issues spill over 23 Feb 2020 00:34 Border districts of any State have their unique issues, by virtue of being neighbours with another State. In the case of Tamil Nadu, the rather porous border that it shares with its neighbours gives rise to issues involving smuggling (rice, liquor, ganja …
  • OLX records 100 percent increase in listings of vintage cars 22 Feb 2020 18:07 New Delhi: India’s number one classifieds platform and a leader in the pre-owned auto industry, OLX today released data on the rising popularity of vintage cars on its platform. Vintage car listings on the platform have doubled in 2019 since 2017. Vintage …
  • In Kerala, only 142 people left under coronavirus observation 22 Feb 2020 15:49 Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 22 (IANS) Amid a high alert against coronavirus across the country, Kerala Health Minister K. K. Shailaja on Saturday said there are only 142 people under observation at homes and in hospitals in the state. In a statement, she said …
  • Why Sobha is a good real estate pick 22 Feb 2020 13:28 The real-estate sector, which had a lot of expectations from the Budget, was disappointed as there was no concrete Budget proposals to boost the ailing sector. However the Reserve Bank of India in its latest monetary policy announced several measures that …
  • Routes: United jet upgrade? + India, China problems, Virgin perk, AA at Charlotte + more 22 Feb 2020 13:22 United popular, roomy Bombardier 550 might be coming to SFO after all. United popular, roomy Bombardier 550 might be coming to SFO after all. Photo: United Airlines United popular, roomy Bombardier 550 might be coming to SFO after all. United popular, …
  • Surendran takes over as Kerala BJP chief 22 Feb 2020 13:07 By: PTI | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: February 22, 2020 4:58:24 pm Kerala BJP chief K Surendran Firebrand leader K Surendran, who came into limelight after the BJP and right-wing outfits-led Sabarimala temple protests against entry of young women into …
  • Attorney-General convenes meeting to end Pandalam royal family row 22 Feb 2020 09:39 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a bid to end the ongoing row over between two factions of Pandalam royal family on the custodianship of ‘Thiruvabharanam’ (ornaments adorned on Lord Ayyappa idol), the Supreme Court-appointed mediator, …
  • K Surendran assumes charge as Kerala BJP state chief; senior leaders of rival faction stay away 22 Feb 2020 09:30 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Faultlines in BJP over ascension of K Surendran as state president have come out in the open. Three state general secretaries - Sobha Surendran, MT Ramesh and AN Radhakrishnan - who were also front runners to the …
  • Summer coolers to beat the heat 22 Feb 2020 03:07 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: There is nothing better than a glass of fresh fruit juice to beat the sweltering summer heat. The juice centres in the city has on offer a range of drinks, from the sambharam (buttermilk) to smoothies and herbal …
  • A unique mother tongue day celebration 22 Feb 2020 02:24 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: On Friday morning the students of Malayalam Pallikoodam marched to Thampanoor bus stand from Thycaud Government LPS carrying a torch to observe World Mother Tongue Day. A hundred students were part of the team …
  • MVD records 365 traffic violations in Nedumangad 22 Feb 2020 02:23 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Around 365 road rule violations were recorded by the Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) during a special drive conducted in Nedumangad on Thursday. The drive was conducted in the wake of the rising number of …
  • Renovated arts and crafts village at Vellar to reopen in March 22 Feb 2020 02:23 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The revamped Arts and Crafts Village at Vellar, an ambitious project of Kerala Tourism, will be thrown open to the public and tourists in March. The village, which aims at popularising arts and crafts and improving …
  • Attukal development plan fails to take off 22 Feb 2020 02:23 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: On March 9, lakhs of women will converge on Attukal for the annual festival spread over 10 days. Yet, the much-hyped Attukal Development Plan, which aimed at providing better amenities for the devotees arriving in …
  • K Surendran set to assume charge of BJP state president on Saturday 22 Feb 2020 02:11 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Newly-appointed BJP state president K Surendan will assume office at the party’s state headquarters here on Saturday. Surendran will arrive at Thiruvananthapuram railway station at 9,30am and will be received by …
  • Couple alleges school denied admission to son for not filling religion column; Kerala edu dept seeks report 21 Feb 2020 18:05 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A school in the city has allegedly denied admission to a boy whose parents did not fill the religion column in the application form, prompting the Kerala education department to seek a report. The parents, Naseem and Dhayna, had sought …
  • "Made Sexual Remarks, Kissed Me": Another Nun Accuses Kerala Bishop Franco Mulakkal 21 Feb 2020 16:05 Franco Mulakkal has been accused of making sexually coloured remarks on calls, texts, video calls (File) Thiruvananthapuram: A day before Kerala's rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal's discharge petition is to be heard, the statement of a nun - one …
  • AIIMS Bhubaneswar's order to impose Hindi on staff, faculty evokes sharp reactions 21 Feb 2020 15:21 BHUBANESWAR: On the day of International Mother Language Day, leaders of different parties and social activists criticized the AIIMS Bhubaneswar for issuing order to the faculty members and staff for using Hindi as official communication. The order issued …
  • Youth Theatre Festival of Kerala in Thiruvananthapuram brings plays from across Kerala 21 Feb 2020 13:55 From today, the sylvan grounds of Tagore Theatre will be the venue for a two-day Youth Theatre Festival of Kerala (YTFK) featuring plays from 13 districts of Kerala. The curtain goes up on plays inspired by mythology, folklore, contemporary events and more …
  • Cong MLA flays Kerala govt for vigilance raid 21 Feb 2020 06:32 Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 21 (IANS) A senior state Congress leader and MLA on Friday alleged that the vigilance raid at his house was a “game plan of corrupt Left government in Kerala to tarnish my image and settle political scores”. “The Vigilance and Anti- …
  • Thiruvananthapuram school courts controversy for insisting on declaring religion in application form 21 Feb 2020 06:22 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A government-aided school here courted controversy after it allegedly denied admission to a child on the grounds that parents refused to fill the 'religion' column in the admission form. Naseem and his …
  • It is time to rethink the concept of growth, says chief secretary 21 Feb 2020 02:19 By Express News Service KOCHI: Chief secretary Tom Jose on Thursday bemoaned the unbridled growth led by professional managers, saying they were more concerned about the bottom line and cared less about the environment impact.“Organisations are only …
  • Police quarters lie in a shamble 21 Feb 2020 02:19 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Amidst the uproar over the Comptroller and Audit General (CAG) pulling up the state police chief for diversion of funds to construct luxury villas for top cops, the 50-year-old city police quarters in Palayam paint …
  • Illegal encroachments on footpaths pose difficulties 21 Feb 2020 02:19 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Illegal encroachments on footpaths along the Karamana-Pravachambalam stretch have become obstacles for pedestrians. Stores and commercial outlets have taken over the newly laid footpath to display their wares or …
  • New support scheme for startups, says Thomas Isaac 21 Feb 2020 02:19 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government is devising a hassle-free support scheme for startup entrepreneurs. Finance Minister Thomas Isaac has said, Under this, the government will provide guarantee for the projects selected under …
  • Entrepreneur bailed out by KFC eyes ‘second coming’ 21 Feb 2020 02:19 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Young Shehaz VB was the odd one out among the middle-aged and older entrepreneurs who turned up for the loan settlement adalat organised by the Kerala Financial Corporation (KFC). The 29-year-old was among the …
  • Prakasanam education project to include motivation classes 21 Feb 2020 02:19 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Amotivational class to help students tackle exam fears and provide guidance for Class XII examinations will be held on March 2. Minister Kadakampally Surendran is conducting an awareness programme on the same in …
  • Karaikal’s LNG import terminal to give piped gas to 12 mn homes in 3 states 21 Feb 2020 02:04 Express News Service CHENNAI: Around 12 million homes in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh will be able to get piped natural gas (PNG) connections within the next 10 years. Thanks to the opening of the floating Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import …