• Congress alleges ‘secret’ trip by Kerala CS just before retiring 02 Jun 2020 10:08 Thiruvananthapuram, June 2 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala on Tuesday expressed serious doubts on a ‘secret’ helicopter trip taken by Tom Jose and State Police chief Loknath Behera, hours before the former retired. …
  • Heavy Monsoon Rains Likely In Kerala, Yellow Alert Issued In Several Parts 02 Jun 2020 09:15 The IMD has also issued an orange alert for Kozhikode. (File) Thiruvananthapuram: India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that the southwest monsoon, which officially set in over Kerala on Monday, is likely to be active over the state on …
  • Class IX student's suicide: Minister Raveendranath seeks report from Malappuram DDE 02 Jun 2020 09:11 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In the wake of the suicide of a Class IX student Devika in Malappuram, allegedly due to lack of access to television and internet for attending virtual classes, General education minister C Raveendranath has …
  • Rahul Gandhi writes to Kerala CM on online classes initiative 02 Jun 2020 07:51 Thiruvananthapuram, June 2 (IANS) Congress leader and MP from Wayanad in Kerala, Rahul Gandhi extended his support to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s initiative in starting the online classes for school students but expressed concern for the …
  • Fresh row breaks out between Centre and Kerala over diaspora 02 Jun 2020 06:44 Thiruvananthapuram, June 2 (IANS) The ongoing tiff between the lone Keralaite in the Union Cabinet — V. Muraleedharan and the Kerala government on Tuesday took a turn for the worse when the former accused the latter of wanting to delay the return of the …
  • Kerala: New academic year begins for students with ‘First Bell’ online classes 02 Jun 2020 06:10 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: June 2, 2020 9:25:04 am When new academic year began in Kerala on Monday amidst Covid-19 norms, the first bell did not ring in 16,000-odd schools in the state. (Source: Getty Images) When new academic …
  • 57 more test positive in Kerala 02 Jun 2020 04:17 Kerala’s COVID-19 case graph continued to rise in steady spurts as another 57 more tested positive for the disease on Monday. While 55 out of the 57 new cases were ‘imported’ ones of infection and were detected in people who had either returned from abroad …
  • ‘Chain of Virtue’: Heart recipient’s children sign up to donate organs 02 Jun 2020 03:32 By Express News Service KOCHI: ‘Break the Chain’ may be the slogan in currency in these difficult times. But the fact that the ‘Chain of Virtue’ remains unbroken was proved conclusively on Monday by the two children of heart recipient Leena. While she was …
  • Bio-waste spikes as Covid rages 02 Jun 2020 03:32 Express News Service KOCHI: The Covid-19 pandemic has created a paradigm shift in every sector- from the way we venture out in public to education and our careers. Primarily, it has prompted a transformation in global healthcare and the handling of …
  • Three more test positive for Covid-19, all returnees 02 Jun 2020 03:32 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Three people tested positive for Covid-19 in the district on Monday. The three new patients include a 28-year-old Pothencode native who arrived from Maharashtra by road on May 16, a 26-year-old Nalanchira native …
  • ‘Centre, state competing to politicise fight against Covid-19’ 02 Jun 2020 03:32 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: K Muraleedharan, MP, has alleged that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have been competing with each other on politicising Covid-19. He criticised the move of the LDF Government to …
  • Anad youth tests positive; health dept on its toes 02 Jun 2020 03:32 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A 33-year-old painting worker in Anad testing positive on Sunday has raised alarm bells across the district. He had vomited and become sick while consuming alcohol with his friends on May 28 and was moved to …
  • Shutters of Neyyar dam opened as precautionary measure 02 Jun 2020 03:32 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With heavy rain lashing in the catchment areas of Neyyar dam, irrigation department opened four spillway shutters on Monday morning. Each shutter was opened up to two inches. At present, the waterlevel in the dam …
  • Fort Hospital to be Covid care centre for pregnant women 02 Jun 2020 03:32 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With more women who require prenatal care returning to the district from abroad, the district medical office (DMO) has decided to upgrade Fort Hospital as a Covid care centre exclusively for asymptomatic and …
  • Curbs to continue for those coming from outside Kerala 02 Jun 2020 02:46 Around 500 women from Jharkhand who work at Kizhakkambalam in Kochi walked to the railway station on Monday, b...Read More THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government on Monday announced more lockdown relaxations, including bus services connecting …
  • Monsoon arrives in Kerala, orange alert in Kozhikode district 02 Jun 2020 02:46 Thiruvananthapuram witnessed heavy rain on Monday KOCHI: Even though large parts of Kerala were left looking into the skies for some rains, the India meteorological department (IMD) declared the onset of southwest monsoon over Kerala on June 1 based on the …
  • Entrepreneurs to get loans worth Rs 650 crore 02 Jun 2020 01:31 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala State Backward Castes Development Corporation will launch loan schemes worth Rs 650 crore in the wake of Covid-19. Entrepreneurs, who lost income during the lockdown, will get loans up to Rs 5 lakh at …
  • Kerala rings in new school year with virtual First Bell 02 Jun 2020 01:26 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state on Monday ushered in the new academic year on a different note. Over 70 per cent of the students, from the safety of their homes, were initiated into virtual learning as the academic year started online …
  • 57 fresh cases in Kerala; reverse quarantine to be implemented strictly 02 Jun 2020 01:26 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A Total of 57 Covid-19 positive cases were reported in the state on Monday. Of these, 55 were returnees, one a healthcare worker and another a staffer with Air India. On the day, 18 persons recovered from the …
  • Plasma treatment planned for critically ill patients 02 Jun 2020 01:26 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the state witnessing a spike in Covid-19 cases, the Health Department has decided to carry out the convalescent plasma treatment, a passive antibody therapy in which blood plasma is isolated from recovered …
  • Priority for anti-Covid fight: Chief Secretary Vishwas Mehta 02 Jun 2020 01:26 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: People should join hands with the government in the fight against Covid-19, said Vishwas Mehta, who took over charge as the state’s 46th Chief Secretary on Monday. “When more people return to the state following …
  • Education logs on to online as schools, college remain shut 02 Jun 2020 00:05 A student attending an online class in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday 305 words Thiruvananthapuram: Amidst hope, scepticism and protest in almost equal measures, Kerala switched to remote learning mode on Monday. As schools and colleges remained shut under …
  • VS challenges Oommen Chandy’s claims about Victers channel 02 Jun 2020 00:05 Thiruvananthapuram: Former chief minister V S Achuthanandan has flayed former CM Oommen Chandy for claiming the ownership of Victers education channel. In a Facebook post, VS said the project for the channel was conceived during E K Nayanar’s regime and …
  • Buses, taxis to run at full seating capacity in Kerala 01 Jun 2020 22:02 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: June 2, 2020 1:17:22 am Addressing the media on Monday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said passengers would have to wear masks and sanitisers would be made available at doors of intra-district …
  • Coronavirus India Updates June 1: India now 7th worst-hit country; holding e-Parliament in the offing 01 Jun 2020 16:14 As relaxations under Unlock 1.0 were announced in Gujarat, the state transport buses started their operations on Monday. With its biggest single-day spike in Covid-19 infections, India became the world’s seventh worst affected country, having over 1,90,500 …
  • Kerala government extends lockdown in containment zones till Jun 30 01 Jun 2020 15:06 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In line with Central guidelines, the Kerala government on Monday extended the lockdownin containment zones till June 30, but eased curbs in many sectors including allowing indoor film and television shoots and inter-district bus …
  • Monsoon arrives in Kerala, good rainfall distribution this year: IMD 01 Jun 2020 14:26 Written by Anjali Marar | Pune | Updated: June 1, 2020 7:13:04 pm This year, the IMD has forecast a normal monsoon for the country. (Express Photo By Pavan Khengre) The Southwest monsoon has hit Kerala on Monday morning, making it a timely onset over the …
  • Viswas Mehta takes over new Kerala Chief Secretary 01 Jun 2020 14:14 Thiruvananthapuram, June 1 (IANS) IAS officer Viswas Mehta on Monday took over as the new Chief Secretary of Kerala after incumbent Tom Jose retired. Jose, who served as Chief Secretary for 23 months, retired on Sunday but came to his office on Monday …
  • Colleges in Kerala log into online classes 01 Jun 2020 11:37 Colleges in Kerala logged in en masse to online classes for the first time in history on Monday with the academy community continuing to learn the ropes of the instructional mode amid several teething issues. The occasion also ushered in a change, albeit …
  • Kerala's fight against COVID-19 pandemic set to intensify, says new Chief secretary 01 Jun 2020 11:37 Kerala's new Chief secretary Dr. Vishwas Mehta on Monday said the fight against COVID-19 was set to intensify with the resumption of land, air and sea travel. After assuming office at the Government Secretariat here, Mr. Mehta said Kerala faced a …
  • Coronavirus India Updates June 1: India 7th worst-hit country as unlockdown begins today 01 Jun 2020 11:01 A day after Gujarat government stopped Shramik Special train service, as many as 150 migrant workers from West Bengal and Jharkhand turned up outside Kalupur Railway Station in Ahmedabad on Monday in a hope to catch trains. With its biggest single-day …
  • Monsoon keeps its promise, sets in over Kerala exactly on June 1 01 Jun 2020 10:57 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Southwest Monsoon also called Edavapathi in local parlance has arrived over Kerala, exactly on the normal onset date of June 1, confirmed the India Meteorological Department (IMD). There has been good pre- …
  • Kerala: Special team to probe godman genital mutilation case 01 Jun 2020 10:29 Swami Gangesananda Theerthapadhar THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Crime branch ADGP Tomin Thachankary has constituted a special team under Thiruvananthapuram superintendent A Shanavas to conduct further investigation into the bobbitisation case of Kannammoola, in …
  • The coconut climbers from Chhattisgarh: Stuck in ‘new home’, but they still want to give back 01 Jun 2020 08:46 KOCHI: Ranjeet Singh Paikra had never seen so many coconut palms together in his life until he set foot in Kerala. The sight bewildered him. Back home in Pendra Road, Chhattisgarh, Ranjeet had never paid much attention to the coconut palms, which were few …
  • UNLOCK 1: 200 trains resume from today. Check full list, IRCTC reservation rules and timings 01 Jun 2020 08:37 Image Source : PIXABAY UNLOCK 1: 200 trains resume from today. Check full list, IRCTC reservation rules and timings Indian railways has resumed the service of 200 special trains from today. The initiative has been taken by the government to enable citizens …
  • Covid Live: Delhi borders to be sealed for one week 01 Jun 2020 08:32 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Social distancing norms being followed by passengers at New #Delhi Railway station as services of 200 trains resume… https://t.co/D1p2Rm8S8H— ANI (@ANI) 1590999540000 Four fresh COVID-19 …
  • Thiruvananthapuram Central ready for passengers as regular services resume today 01 Jun 2020 08:11
  • Live: PM Modi chairs Union Cabinet meet 01 Jun 2020 07:35 Indian Meteorological Department has issued a yellow alert for nine districts of Kerala today - Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Malappuram and Kannur.
  • Over 100 Kerala doctors, nurses to help Mumbai fight COVID-19 01 Jun 2020 07:24 By PTI MUMBAI: More than 100 doctors and nurses from Kerala are expected to reach Mumbai in the next few days to join the medical staff here in the battle against COVID-19 pandemic. Mumbai needs more human resources in terms of medical staff. A team of 16 …
  • Coronavirus | Ten people succumb to virus, cases soar in southern States 01 Jun 2020 04:40 Five more COVID-19 patients died in Telangana, taking the toll to 82, while there were two deaths each in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. One woman succumbed to the disease in Kerala. Coronavirus, May 31 updates | State Helpline numbers for COVID- …
  • Infection among Keralites travelling out of state worrying 01 Jun 2020 03:47 Health officials wearing PPE on duty at coronavirus isolation ward at a hospital in Thiruvananthapuram. (File ...Read More THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Keralites testing positive for Covid-19 after travelling to other states once the lockdown norms were eased have …
  • Kerala may announce relaxations today 01 Jun 2020 03:47 Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government is expected to come out with a detailed list of relaxations in lockdown rules on Monday based on the three-phased re-opening suggested by the Centre. The central guidelines, issued on …
  • IMD issues yellow alert for 9 districts in Kerala today 01 Jun 2020 03:42 By ANI THURUVANANTHAPURAM: With the onset of monsoon expected in Kerala, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for nine districts of the state on Monday. A yellow alert has been issued for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, …
  • Kerala begins virtual classes for school students at KITE Victers channel today 01 Jun 2020 03:04 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala government will begin virtual classes for school students from June 1, in an effort to ensure that they do not miss out on lessons due to COVID-19 induced lockdown.Director of Public Instruction (DPI) K Jeevan Babu said the …
  • Six panchayats to get improved connectivity with Vamanapuram-Chittar road development 01 Jun 2020 01:59 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The development of the Vamanapuram-Chittar(V-C) Road will provide improved connectivity to several villages in the district. Barring disruption by the monsoon rains, the work is scheduled for completion in three …
  • Tata, Sree Chitra to jointly make coronavirus testing kits 01 Jun 2020 01:59 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Giving a fillip to Covid-19 testing, the Tata Group has entered into a partnership with the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram, for the commercial …
  • Exemption for COVID-19 patient from abroad: Health minister seeks report 01 Jun 2020 00:14 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Following reports of a shocking lapse allegedly on the part of authorities at the Government Medical College Hospital here, in which a person who had arrived from abroad was allowed to go home after his swab …
  • DCE eyes alternative routes to bridge connectivity gaps 31 May 2020 23:28 Thiruvananthapuram: Only 70% students in arts and science colleges in the state have so far been attentive to random online classes offered by college teachers during the lockdown. But the directorate of collegiate education is meticulously working out …
  • Tvm school to home deliver textbooks to students 31 May 2020 23:28 Thiruvananthapuram: For Government Lower Primary School, Cotton Hill, at Vazhuthacaud, the reopening day of the academic year were much-celebrated occasions till previous year. As the students cannot attend school due to lockdown imposed by Covid-19 threat …
  • CM flays pro-Left teachers’ organization 31 May 2020 23:28 Thiruvananthapuram: Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has flayed the statement made by All Kerala Private College teachers Association (AKPCTA), a pro-Left organisation of college teachers, that ‘the state government is destroying the higher education sector …
  • There will be more packages for Atmanirbhar Bharat: BJP MP 31 May 2020 16:32 Thiruvananthapuram, May 31 (IANS) BJP MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar on Sunday said that there will be more packages from the Centre for Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhyan. Chandrashekhar, who is also the vice-chairman of the BJP-led NDA in Kerala, said this while …
  • 36-year-old-man dies of COVID-19 in Kerala,toll now 9 31 May 2020 16:16 Thiruvananthapuram: A 36-year-old man, who returned from the UAE, has succumbed to the coronavirus infection at the Alappuzha medical college hospital, taking the total COVID-19 fatalities in the state to nine, official sources said on Saturday. “The man …
  • 61 more Covid cases reported in Kerala 31 May 2020 15:29 Thiruvananthapuram, May 31 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise in Kerala with 61 more cases reported on Sunday – 20 of these among those who came from abroad and 37 among who came from within the country, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan …
  • 61 more cases in Kerala take state tally to 670 31 May 2020 15:26 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The number of active COVID-19 cases in Kerala has touched 670 as 61 tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday. Of this, 20 had returned from abroad, 37 from other states and four contracted the virus due to local …
  • Kerala: Four new Covid-19 cases reported in Thiruvananthapuram 31 May 2020 15:07
  • IISER admissions 2020: Last date to apply extended, check details 31 May 2020 13:45 IISER admissions 2020: The application process will be closed on June 10 IISER admissions 2020: The Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) has extended the last date to apply for admission to five-year dual degree (BS-MS) programme …
  • Drunkard kills mother after quarrel over dinner: Three alcohol-fuelled murders within hours rock Kerala 31 May 2020 13:27 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Close on the heels of liquor sales being allowed in Kerala, the crime under the influence has once again reared its ugly head after a brief lull during the lockdown period.  As many as three murder cases …
  • Heads of Kerala medical team arrive in Mumbai 31 May 2020 12:40 50 doctors and 100 nurses will arrive over next few days; first mission will be to set up 600-bed Covid-19 facility at racecourse The heads of a medical team from Kerala have arrived in Mumbai, following a request from the Maharashtra government last week …
  • Lockdown: From June 1, Goa to get more trains, flights 31 May 2020 11:10 PANAJI: Trains and flights are expected to arrive in Goa in large numbers from June 1 as the fifth phase of the coronavirus-induced lockdown brings with it a greater rolling back of restrictions, officials said on Sunday. Konkan Railway public relations …
  • Tata Sons ties up with Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Covid-19 test kits 31 May 2020 10:49 The Tata Group has entered into a partnership agreement with the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) in Thiruvananthapuram for commercial production of Covid-19 testing kits. The kits will be based on Reverse …
  • Tourism hit by Covid-19, Kerala hopes its fight will trigger revival 31 May 2020 06:12 Written by Vishnu Varma | Kochi | Updated: May 31, 2020 11:14:09 am Kerala tourism: For a population that has been under strict lockdown for the past two-and-a-half months, the urge to travel remains high on priority. (Express photo by Nandagopal Rajan) …
  • Coronavirus | Chennai accounts for a majority of fresh cases in Tamil Nadu 31 May 2020 05:11 At 616, Chennai accounted for a majority of the 938 fresh cases reported in the State on Saturday. Among the new cases were 599 men, 338 women and a transperson. The total number of positive cases in Chennai stood at 13,980. The case count steadily …
  • Covid-19 death: T man’s funeral held in Tvm 31 May 2020 00:03 Thiruvananthapuram: The funeral of a 68-year-old man, a resident of Telangana who died of Covid-19 here on Wednesday was held at Juma masjid, Vallakadavu on Saturday. The man, along with his wife and son, had reached the district on May 22 without any …
  • On its fourth anniversary, Kerala's LDF government is aiming for cruise mode 30 May 2020 23:56 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  With the Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF government entering the fifth year, it has been a mixed bag in terms of hits and misses. While the CM and the ruling CPM wax eloquent on its achievements, the main Opposition …
  • Hiccups over, firm promises glitch-free BevQ by Tuesday 30 May 2020 23:56 Thiruvavnanthapuram: After the near ‘dry run’ of the first two days, liquor started flowing in state with BevQ application coming to its own. The crowd management app issued approximately three lakh tokens on Saturday. Faircode Technologies, the startup …
  • Eviction of shops begins to finish storm-water drain work 30 May 2020 23:55 in distress: The shoe-repair shop of Sharavanakumar, a disabled person, was among those shop owners who got ev...Read More Thiruvananthapuram: The restoration of storm-water drain along Paruthippara-Muttada road is set to be completed soon. The drain is …
  • As lockdown eases and panic subsides, few Kerala expats willing to return home 30 May 2020 22:30 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: May 31, 2020 2:20:02 am According to official data, 16,474 people from abroad have returned to Kerala until now – either by flights or ships – as on May 29. (Twitter/Hardeep Singh Puri) As the …
  • Kerala opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala turns spotlight on state government's 'omissions' 30 May 2020 22:07 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  On the eve of the LDF Government led by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan completing four years, Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala had dubbed him a ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’ in the context of Covid preventive …
  • COVID-19: Results of sentinel surveillance out; no proof of community transmission in Kerala 30 May 2020 22:07 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The first round results of the sentinel surveillance have come as a huge relief for the state government as it affirms that there is no evidence of community transmission at present in Kerala. The finding is based …
  • 55 Malayali nurses to fly to Ireland from Kochi amid COVID-19 crisis 30 May 2020 22:07 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Nurses from Kerala have always been in great demand world over. Now during COVID-19, more than 55 nurses from the state are flying to New Delhi from Kochi on Sunday evening and the following morning, they will be …
  • Questions raised over outgoing Kerala Chief Secretary Tom Jose's chopper ride 30 May 2020 22:07 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Even as the state is battling to contain the spread of the coronavirus, outgoing Chief Secretary Tom Jose -- accompanied by State Police Chief Loknath Behera and a couple of senior government officials — took a …
  • Two new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Thiruvananthapuram district; 770 under surveillance 30 May 2020 20:25 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  A 42-year-old who returned from Pune and a 36-year-old who returned from Delhi tested positive for Covid-19 in the district on Saturday. The former, a Vamanapuram native, had arrived on May 18 while the other …
  • Why work-from-home is full of challenges for young urban professionals 30 May 2020 17:56 Who are these people bragging about saving money while they work from home (WFH) during the lockdown? Satyabhan Singh wants to meet them, virtually of course, and tell them his story. The 22-year-old, who works in an NGO in Delhi, has been paying double …
  • Monsoon here yet? Nope says IMD, refuting private forecaster Skymet's declaration 30 May 2020 15:52 Key parameters that determine the onset of the Southwest Monsoon in Kerala have not been met, IMD chief says refuting Skymet Private weather forecaster Skymet has declared that the Southwest Monsoon has arrived in Kerala today. But its claim has been …
  • Model, Tharoor raise funds for cyclone victims 30 May 2020 13:35 India origin Beauty queen Bhasha Mukherjee has been raising proceeds for cyclone victims in West Bengal, India along with Shashi Tharoor. Shashi is an Indian politician, writer and a former international diplomat who is currently serving as Member of …
  • Kerala aims to commission affordable internet plan by December 30 May 2020 12:54 Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. (File Photo) Kerala’s flagship proposal to provide high-speed, affordable internet connectivity to 20 lakh households and 30,000 government institutions, including schools, through the Kerala Fibre Optic Network ( …
  • Kerala Oppn parties slam Vijayan for letting down diaspora 30 May 2020 12:30 Thiruvananthapuram, May 30 (IANS) The Congress-led UDF, the principal opposition in the Kerala legislative assembly, on Saturday held protests across the state against the manner in which Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has allegedly let down the diaspora …
  • Skymet announces arrival of monsoon over Kerala, IMD differs 30 May 2020 11:01 New Delhi: The southwest monsoon has arrived in Kerala before its onset schedule, private agency Skymet Weather announced on Saturday, but India's official forecaster IMD said conditions are not yet ripe for the declaration. Skymet Weather CEO Jatin …
  • Raw material shortage hinders HCQ production 30 May 2020 10:20 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala State Drugs and Pharmaceutical Limited (KSDP) has started exploring possibilities for sourcing raw materials for producing hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug being used as a prophylactic against Covid-19. “The state …
  • They survived a pandemic only to face stigma and bleak future 30 May 2020 08:26 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Baiju, the Varkala resident who got discharged in three days after testing positive for Covid-19, completed his post-discharge quarantine and went for a haircut. He was turned away. He returned home and tonsured his head using a trimmer …
  • Kerala's free internet project to be commissioned in December: CM 30 May 2020 08:09 Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has announced that its ambitious Kerala Fibre Optic Network (K-FON) project, envisaged to provide free internet access to the poor, would be rolled out by December this year. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on …
  • Crime Branch to probe Kerala ‘godman’ bobbitising 30 May 2020 07:42 Thiruvananthapuram, May 30 (IANS) The Kerala Crime Branch on Saturday took over the probe into bobbitisation of a self proclaimed godman that took place in 2017. The incident happened in May 2017 when the, then 55-year-old Hari Swami was resting at the …
  • Rail passengers may have to rebook tickets 30 May 2020 07:08 With the Ministry of Railways approving the Kerala government’s demand to remove halts at destinations other than one station in a district for special trains beginning on June 1, several passengers who had booked tickets in advance will now have to cancel …
  • Kerala registers eighth death, 62 more test positive 30 May 2020 07:08 Kerala reported two more COVID-19 deaths on Friday, taking the toll to nine. As many as 62 positive cases were reported and 56 of these are cases of infection imported from outside the State. Kerala recorded its eighth COVID death with the passing of a 65- …
  • Kerala: Finally, primary-level testing to begin 30 May 2020 04:29 Picture used for representational purpose only THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government has, for the first time, decided to test samples from the primary level for Covid-19. The decision to commence testing on people coming with influenza like illnesses ( …
  • Day two: BevQ fails to lift spirits 30 May 2020 04:29 As glitches in the BevQ App persisted, tipplers who reached Bevco outlets were left confused and frustrated on...Read More THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Technical glitches continued to hit liquor sales through the Bev Q mobile application for the second straight day …
  • Rise in cases stokes fear of community spread 30 May 2020 02:36 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With more cases being detected with no known source of infection, the fear of community spread lingers in Thiruvananthapuram. On Sunday, a Venjaramoodu native tested positive in Poojappura special sub jail with no …
  • Five test positive for Covid-19 in district 30 May 2020 02:36 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Five people tested positive for Covid-19 in the district on Friday. Among them are two remand prisoners who were in Neyyattinkara sub-jail -  a 30-year-old Mukkudil native and a 50-year-old Kalamachal native. …
  • Govt keen to cover up BevQ scam, says Chennithala 30 May 2020 02:36 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the liquor sale through virtual queue system going haywire on the second day as well, the opposition UDF mounted its attack on the government. Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala said the government is …
  • Kerala University all set to conduct exams from June 2 30 May 2020 02:36 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The University of Kerala (KU) is all set to begin examinations from June 2 and exam centres have been set up across the state and also in Lakshadweep. The exams scheduled till June 12 will be held adhering to the …
  • Online sale of Milma milk triples during lockdown 30 May 2020 02:36 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The number of households purchasing milk and vegetables using online platform has tripled during the lockdown. ‘AM Needs’, the online home delivery service launched a year ago, is now delivering 8,000 milk …
  • Kerala to revise fever protocol 30 May 2020 02:28 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state’s fever protocol will be revised by including Covid-19 in the list of diseases having fever symptom, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said. “Those coming to hospital with fever complaint will be …
  • Veeran — a socialist leader known to steer ‘Left of Centre’ political course with considerable success 30 May 2020 02:28 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A ‘political animal’ is how MP Veerendrakumar once described himself. Imbued with socialist leanings, he was inducted into active politics by none other than legendary socialist Jayaprakash Narayan. He was a …
  • Rain alarm goes off, dam gates open as Kerala awaits monsoon 30 May 2020 02:27 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the cyclonic circulation over southeast Arabian Sea set to intensify into a depression within a couple of days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded an alert about heavy rains in the state. …
  • Now, Pinarayi says no community spread, cites Kerala’s positivity rate 29 May 2020 21:39 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: May 30, 2020 2:07:26 am To further assert that there is no community spread of the virus, Vijayan compared the deaths reported in Kerala from January 1 to May 15 last year with deaths reported in …
  • First team of Kerala doctors head to Mumbai to set up special hospitals for coronavirus patients 29 May 2020 21:38 Kerala, in response, to a query has dispatched the first team of doctors to Maharashtra to aid the state with its handling of the novel coronavirus. This team comprises Dr Santhosh Kumar and Dr Sajeesh Gopalan who will assist the BMC in setting up special …
  • 62 more Covid-19 cases in Kerala; no need to panic says CM 29 May 2020 17:36 Pinarayi Vijayan THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan reiterated that the increase in number of Covid-19 cases these days should not be treated as a panic situation in the state. ``Kerala has the lowest test positive rate and case fatality …
  • Karnataka cases swell as 248 test positive 29 May 2020 17:20 Kerala reported another COVID-19 death on Friday, taking the toll to eight. It also recorded 62 positive cases, of which 56 were cases imported from outside the State. A 50-year-old woman from Chickballapur, Karnataka and one individual in Andhra Pradesh …
  • Twin depression alert in Arabian Sea as monsoon draws closer 29 May 2020 17:13 Low-pressure areas at both ends seen intensifying The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a twin depression alert for the Arabian Sea as the latter readies to match the Bay of Bengal in terms of the build-up for a spectacular onset of the …
  • No community transmission in Kerala so far, says state health minister 29 May 2020 17:10 KOCHI: There is no community transmission of coronavirus in Kerala so far, but can’t confirm that the third stage community spread won’t happen here, health minister KK Shailaja has said. “Most of the expats are coming from virus-dense containment zones …