• Railway staff help deliver baby girl on I-day 15 Aug 2020 17:35 Share00 Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) The Central Railway staff helped a 25-year old woman passenger travelling on the Thiruvananthapuram-Hazrat Nizamuddin special train deliver a baby girl on Independence Day, officials said. The woman in the advanced stage of …
  • 1,608 more test positive for coronavirus in Kerala 15 Aug 2020 14:04 Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 (IANS) In yet another high for Kerala, 1,608 more coronavirus cases were detected in the southern state on Saturday. Health Minister KK Shailaja, presently in isolation, said in a statement here that 14,891 positive patients were …
  • Former secretary of Pinarayi Vijayan appears before ED 15 Aug 2020 11:58 Kochi, Aug 15 (IANS) After expressing his inability to appear before the Enforcement Directorate officials, former principal secretary to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan – M. Sivasankar – changed his mind and presented himself before the officials at the …
  • Delhi HC plans to open courts from Sept 1 15 Aug 2020 11:48 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Delhi HC plans to open courts from September 1 Delhi High Court plans to open courts from September 1, subject to complete availability of public transport and subject to COVID19 situation in Delhi: Delhi High …
  • Protocols violated in flag-hoisting, will complain: Cong MP 15 Aug 2020 10:43 Share00 Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 (IANS) Congress Lok Sabha member TN Prathapan, who hails from Thrissur in Kerala, on Saturday expressed his displeasure over what he called blatant violation of protocols during the 74th Independence Day celebrations in …
  • Lockdown woes: Region-level curbs cast cloud over fishing plans in Kerala 15 Aug 2020 09:12 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The fishermen are miffed at the regional level restrictions that are bound to pour cold water over their plans to start fishing from Thursday. Several fishermen in Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Kozhikode will have to …
  • Kerala Vigilance department has been castrated: Cong 15 Aug 2020 07:39 Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 (IANS) Kerala’s Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala on Saturday alleged that the State Vigilance Department has been castrated. Chennithala said as such he has no option but to approach the legal system to expose corruptions …
  • Covid under control in Delhi: Kejriwal 15 Aug 2020 07:26 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Aaditya Thackeray pledges support to 1,000 coaches during COVID-19 pandemic Happy to my bit @DineshNair74 for our coaches across https://t.co/SD8J92HhS5— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) …
  • Independence Day: Tourism Minister hoists flag in absence of Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan 15 Aug 2020 06:03 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: ​Low-key functions marked the 74th Independence Day celebrations in the state on Saturday. Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran hoisted the tricolour flag in the state capital and delivered the Independence …
  • Soft loans to cheer Kerala fisher women affected by COVID-19 15 Aug 2020 06:03 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the Covid-19 pandemic affecting the livelihood of fisher women the fisheries department has formed plans to revive their small businesses through institutional credit. Kerala Bank will offer revolving funds and …
  • Covid plays spoilsport as Kerala joins I-Day celebrations 15 Aug 2020 05:36 Share00 Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 (IANS) The 74th Independence Day celebrations in Kerala were low key as the Covid-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll. Even Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and seven of his cabinet colleagues are presently under self …
  • Vaishno Devi to reopen from Sunday 15 Aug 2020 02:30 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates - PM Modi says in his Independence Day speech We will achieve victory over coronavirus with resolve of people of country - PM Narendra Modi Pilgrimage to Vaishno Devi to resume from Sunday after nearly 5 months of …
  • Shop from home: Farmy to let public buy groceries at their doorsteps 15 Aug 2020 00:48 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The raging Covid-19 pandemic has made stepping out of houses, even for grocery shopping, a risky affair for all. But help is on its way. From Tuesday, techiesturned- entrepreneurs Fariq Noushad and Previn Jacob, …
  • Cases increase in Balaramapuram, 6 Covid deaths confirmed in district 15 Aug 2020 00:48 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: COVID cases in Balaramapuram saw a major spike on Friday with 23 fresh cases confirmed by the state government. While 23 cases were announced on Friday after the test results came out late on Thursday, eight more …
  • Resume normal classes utilising benefits of e-classroom: KU expert panel 15 Aug 2020 00:48 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: An expert committee from Kerala University has recommended the resumption of normal classes in small batches by adhering to the Covid-19 protocol, once the present situation improves. The committee, chaired by …
  • Kerala to make e-way bills must for bringing in gold 15 Aug 2020 00:48 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state will make e-way bills mandatory for transporting gold to the state, Finance Minister Thomas Isaac has said. Announcing a scheme to reward informants on illegal consignments, the minister said the state …
  • E-autos ready to be launched but starting problems plague project 15 Aug 2020 00:48 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After months of impasse, the e-auto project of the city corporation is finally becoming a reality. The Smart City Thiruvananthapuram Limited (SCTL) is in the final stage of procuring the e-autos from the Kerala …
  • Kerala CM, 6 ministers who visited crash site in quarantine 14 Aug 2020 22:53 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: August 15, 2020 2:26:02 am Kerala CM Pinarayi VijayanKerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his six cabinet colleagues, who visited the site of the plane crash in Kozhikode, went into quarantine …
  • Not collecting CDRs of COVID-19 patients but details of tower locations: Kerala Police 14 Aug 2020 20:14 By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Amid the row over the phone call detail records issue, the Kerala police on Friday clarified that it was not collecting CDRs of COVID-19 patients as part of contact tracing but details of tower locations to ensure that a …
  • COVID-19 lockdown lifted in Thiruvananthapuram  14 Aug 2020 18:15 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The lockdown in Thiruvananthapuram city has been withdrawn effective from early on Saturday. With this, all shops can function from 7 am to 7 pm. The bars and beer parlours in the city will now open for takeaway …
  • 'Avoid public functions, speaking loudly': Kerala issues detailed Covid-19 advisory to VIPs 14 Aug 2020 17:59 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: in the wake of Covid-19 spread, the State Health Department has issued a detailed advisory to VIPs and their staff. The VIPs should avoid public functions and public spaces. If they visit a public meeting/ …
  • Kerala CM, Health Minister test Covid negative 14 Aug 2020 16:50 Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 14 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Friday tested negative for Covid-19, as per a rapid antigen test. Earlier on Friday, Vijayan announced that he and seven of his cabinet …
  • ‘Kerala has untapped potential of $6.7 bn in merchandise exports’ 14 Aug 2020 15:34 Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 14 (IANS) Merchandise exports from Kerala stood at $9.8 billion in 2018-19, while there remains an untapped potential of $6.7 billion more, according to a study by the Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank). This was revealed in an …
  • I-Day Speech: Prez pitches for self-reliance 14 Aug 2020 14:30 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Lessons learnt in 2020: President Kovind We have learnt some tough lessons in the year 2020. The invisible virus has demolished the illusion that human being is the master of nature. I believe, it is still not too …
  • COVID-19: Kerala CM, ministers who visited Kozhikode plane crash site go into self-quarantine 14 Aug 2020 13:52 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and all the ministers who visited the Karipur air crash site along with him will go into self-quarantine. The decision was taken after a slew of top officials including the …
  • ‘Nilavu’ for shift to LED street lights in all local bodies 14 Aug 2020 12:44 Following a gradual shift to LED street lights in major city Corporations, the State government is now planning to implement the same in all municipalities and grama panchayats as part of the Nilavu project. The aim of the project is to cut down on the …
  • COVID-19: Kerala CM, officials who visited Kozhikode plane crash site go into self-quarantine 14 Aug 2020 12:02 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and senior officials who visited the Karipur air crash site along with him will go into self-quarantine. The decision was taken after a slew of top officials including the …
  • Kerala’s state I-Day function cut short to 10 minutes 14 Aug 2020 11:03 Share00 Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 14 (IANS) With Covid-19 cases rising, the state government on Friday decided to limit the main Independence Day function here for just 10 minutes. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will arrive at the Central Stadium on …
  • Kerala likely to witness 10,000 to 20,000 cases per day during Aug-Sept: Health Min 14 Aug 2020 10:20 By: PTI | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: August 14, 2020 2:50:38 pm Medical authorities said his samples have been sent for detailed examination at the NiV lab at Alappuzha and awaiting the results.(Representational Image)Kerala is likely to witness a sharp …
  • COVID-19: 63 more inmates of Kerala prison test positive, headquarters shut for three days 14 Aug 2020 10:16 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a serious concern for authorities at the Central prison in Thiruvananthapuram, 63 more prisoners have tested positive for COVID-19 after rapid antigen tests on Friday. With this, the total number of infected …
  • AirAsia chooses kerala-based startup Jiffy.ai for robotic process automation 14 Aug 2020 10:04 By Express News Service KOCHI: AirAsia has chosen Silicon Valley and Thiruvananthapuram-based Jiffy.ai platform to implement robotic process automation (RPA) in the organisation worldwide. Jiffy.ai is an RPA platform that leverages artificial intelligence, …
  • Malappuram collector among 23 officials test Covid positive 14 Aug 2020 09:00 Share00 Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 14 (IANS) The Covid work in Kerala’s Malappuram district took a turn for the worse when District Collector K.Gopalakrishnan, his deputy and 21 other of his staff in the collectorate turned Covid positive on Friday. This new …
  • Withdraw order to collect call records of COVID-19 patients: Chennithala writes to Kerala CM 14 Aug 2020 08:30 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala has asked chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan to withdraw the order allowing police to collect the call details of COVID-19 patients from telecom operators. In his letter to the …
  • Kerala government in a fix over policy to be adopted for autonomous colleges 14 Aug 2020 08:30 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: For the first time since the LDF government assumed office, three engineering colleges, and that too from the self-financing sector, were recently granted 'autonomous' status by the UGC. The recent …
  • COVID-19 has changed how Ayurveda centres administer treatments 14 Aug 2020 05:30 Call to book an appointment at Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala, in Kochi, and the first questions is “Are you from a containment zone?” Although Kerala's Ayurvedic centres, which draw visitors from all over the world for their rejuvenating treatments, have …
  • ISRO scientists release music video 'Uyarum Sankholiyil' urging people to stay positive amid COVID-19 14 Aug 2020 04:44 Express News Service Indian Space Research Organisation, Thiruvananthapuram, has played pivotal roles in many space missions from India. The organization has been instrumental in the advancement of space science and technology for not just country, but the …
  • Coronavirus | At 1,564 cases in a day, it is a new high for Kerala 14 Aug 2020 03:26 Kerala reported 1,564 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, the highest daily cases reported so far, taking the State’s cumulative cases to 39,708. Of the new cases, nearly 90% – 1,404 – were locally acquired infections. Fifteen health workers were infected and …
  • Collecting call details for contact tracing is breach of privacy: Kerala oppn 14 Aug 2020 01:10 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: August 14, 2020 5:30:28 am Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala told the media on Thursday that by allowing police to collect CDR, the government violated Supreme Court orders protecting the right to …
  • Pandemic plugs drug flow 14 Aug 2020 01:07 Express News Service KOCHI: Excise officers recently seized 100kg of ganja and arrested two people who were allegedly smuggling the contraband in a lorry to another state. Similarly, two youths were also arrested in Kollam after excise officers seized 5kg …
  • Corp office gets mask, sanitiser vending machine 14 Aug 2020 01:07 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As part of its effort to promote hand and respiratory hygiene, the Smart City Thiruvananthapuram Ltd (SCTL) has launched a first-of-its-kind Covid-19 Preventive Kiosk - an automatic vending machine for masks, …
  • Tales of grit amid volunteer work 14 Aug 2020 01:06 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Twenty-four-year-old Sharukh Khan didn’t have to think twice before rejoining his volunteering team in the pandemic hit coastal belt after recovering from Covid-19. Sharukh had been working on the frontline for 145 …
  • Jairam opposes draft Environment Impact Assessment note 14 Aug 2020 01:06 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Back-to-back flood and landslides in Kerala are the result of ignoring the environment, said former Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh. The draft EIA notification brought out by the Centre is of a fascist …
  • Remove waste from airport area: Panel 14 Aug 2020 01:06 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC) directed the corporation to remove the waste dumped near the airport compound at Vallakadavu in Thiruvananthapuram. Commission  chairman Antony Dominic served a …
  • 21 at Valiyathura relief camp test Covid positive 14 Aug 2020 01:06 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After a brief respite, the number of Covid cases in the coastal areas of Thiruvananthapuram is again going up. In Valiyathura, 21 people at the relief camp in Government UPS, Vallakadavu, tested positive after 43 …
  • Daily Covid cases cross 1,500-mark, Kerala expects September peak 14 Aug 2020 00:52 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala reported 1,000-plus Covid-19 cases for the 10th consecutive day and the highest single-day spike on Thursday with 1,564 more people testing positive. Things could get worse with a Health Department assessment …
  • Kerala turning into surveillance state: Chennithala 14 Aug 2020 00:52 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala has blamed the state police for collecting personal details of Covid-19 patients which is against the Indian Telegraph Act. He said what is happening now in the state is …
  • With 434 cases, Thiruvananthapuram district gives Kerala the jitters again 14 Aug 2020 00:52 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The capital district seems to be slipping out of control of health authorities not just because it is  recording the highest daily Covid-19 cases but also for the fact that almost all of them are being infected …
  • Police to intensify digital contact tracing of Covid patients 14 Aug 2020 00:52 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Undaunted by criticism of privacy breach, the police have decided to go ahead with the plan to retrieve Call Detail Record (CDR) of Covid patients to trace their primary and secondary contacts. The department …
  • Rain and flood: Revenue department begins damage assessment 14 Aug 2020 00:52 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The revenue department has started assessment of damage that occurred in the recent rains and floods. The compensation will be on the lines of the relief scheme for 2019 floods. The Revenue Minister’s Office said …
  • Idukki: Amid rain, flood, first alert on landslide reached nearest town after 8 hours 13 Aug 2020 22:36 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: August 14, 2020 1:36:23 am Kerala will identify land and build homes for those who lost their quarters in the landslide, the Chief Minister said. (Source: Kerala PRD)After a landslide struck …
  • 11,813 cases reported in Maharashtra today 13 Aug 2020 22:12 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates 5,835 new COVID-19 positive cases, 5,146 discharges and 119 deaths have been reported in Tamil Nadu 6 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Dharavi area of Mumbai 1564 new COVID-19 cases, 766 recoveries and 3 …
  • Kerala reports highest single-day Covid tally at 1,564 13 Aug 2020 18:56 Share00 Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 13 (IANS) With Kerala increasing testing, the state on Thursday recorded the highest ever single-day spike of 1,564 new Covid-19 cases. State Health Minister K.K. Shailaja said in a statement that 31,270 people were tested …
  • Kerala minister KT Jaleel gets Lok Ayukta notice over Ramzan food kits row 13 Aug 2020 17:52 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Lok Ayukta has sent notices to Higher Education Minister KT Jaleel and chief secretary Vishwas Mehta on a petition on the controversial food relief kit distribution. The court asked them to file affidavits as …
  • Chunakkara Ramankutty: A lyricist who conversed with the common man 13 Aug 2020 17:39 Express News Service KOCHI: 'Devadaroo poothu, en manassin thaazhvaryil.' This mellifluous track won the hearts of many in the 1980s and still features in the list of Malayalis' evergreen love songs. The light and simple, but poetic, lyrics are …
  • Meet the man helping Sanju Samson get fit and firing ahead of the IPL 13 Aug 2020 16:19 Express News Service KOCHI: Everyone knows that Sanju Samson really comes alive during the Indian Premier League. Those effortless sixes over the ropes are one of the most satisfying sights in cricket. With the IPL set to get underway in the UAE from next …
  • Police to collect call detail records of COVID-19 patients for contact tracing: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan 13 Aug 2020 15:36 By ANI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday informed that state police is collecting the call details records (CDR) of COVID-19 patients for contact tracing to arrest the spread of viral disease. Kerala police are using …
  • Kuttichal reports 20 Covid cases, all attendees of funeral 13 Aug 2020 13:47 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kuttichal in Kattakada region reported a huge spike in Covid cases on Wednesday with 20 fresh cases - all who attended a funeral - on the day the district reported 266 fresh cases, including a death.  The …
  • Controversy brewing in Kerala over collection of COVID-19 patients' call detail records by police 13 Aug 2020 13:34 By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A controversy is brewing in Kerala over the decision to allow police to access phone call detail records of COVID-19 patients for effective contact tracing with opposition Congress on Thursday slamming the Left government, saying …
  • 2 file nomination for Rajya Sabha bypoll from Kerala 13 Aug 2020 12:25 Share00 Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 13 (IANS) Two candidates, M.V. Shreyams Kumar of the Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD), an ally of the ruling Left and Lal Varghese Kalpakavadi of the Congress party on Thursday filed their nomination papers for the August 24 …
  • Kerala gold smuggling case: Customs officials raid jewellery units in Kozhikode 13 Aug 2020 11:34 By Express News Service KOZHIKODE: The Customs Preventive Division in Kozhikode conducted a raid at a jewellery manufacturing unit in Kozhikode on Thursday. The raid started around 12.30pm at the manufacturing unit of Marina Gold in Palayam. The Customs is …
  • Kerala gold smuggling case: Swapna Suresh denied bail, court says she's 'highly influential' 13 Aug 2020 11:34 By Express News Service KOCHI: Swapna Suresh, the key accused in the smuggling of gold via the diplomatic channel, was on Thursday denied bail on Thursday by the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (Economic Offences) Court who said she is an extremely …
  • Technology a great strength to pandemic-hit hospitality sector: Shruti Shibulal 13 Aug 2020 11:17   Technology has been, and will continue to be, a great strength in these times of the pandemic, and can only be a collaborative factor in our operations, says Shruti Shibulal, CEO & Director, Tamara Leisure Experiences. “We have introduced a QR code …
  • Finally Pinarayi Vijayan visits landslide area with Guv 13 Aug 2020 11:14 Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 13 (IANS) Stung by criticism from various quarters for not visiting the landslide hit Idukki district, which saw 55 dead and 15 still missing, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan arrived at the accident site on Thursday. Kerala Governor …
  • Air Asia picks Kerala-based startup JIFFY.ai for Robotic Process Automation 13 Aug 2020 10:48 Air Asia has collaborated with Thiruvananthapuram-based automation startup JIFFY.ai for implementing Robotic Process Automation. AirAsia has appointed JIFFY.ai to initiate its RPA adoption, which began in May 2020. The implementation leverages JIFFY.ai’s …
  • Economic offences court also denies bail to Swapna Suresh 13 Aug 2020 10:02 Aug 13, 2020 (MENAFN via COMTEX) -- (MENAFN - IANS) Kochi, Aug 13 (IANS) Close on the heels of an NIA court denying bail to Swapna Suresh, the prime accused in the gold smuggling case, an Economic Offences Court on Thursday, where the Customs has filed a …
  • Meet the 90-plus year-olds who are living their full life through lockdown 13 Aug 2020 09:00 These inspiring nonagenarians have been active through lockdown, from helming films to teaching music, between video calls with the grandkids 'Music keeps me going' Supriya Cherian, a 95-year-old, is based in Chennai I drove till I was 90. Then my …
  • COVID-19 patient escapes from Thiruvananthapuram hospital, nabbed by police at home 13 Aug 2020 07:54 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A 32-year-old COVID-19 patient created an health scare by fleeing the Medical College Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram where he was admitted for psychiatric issues in the wee hours of Thursday. The man, who hailed …
  • One-actor experimental feature in the works 13 Aug 2020 07:31 By Express News Service A Malayalam experimental feature starring just one actor is in the works. Titled 18+, the film is being helmed by debutant Midhun Jyothi and produced by the Dream Big Amigos banner. The one and only protagonist will be played by …
  • Malayalam poet-lyricist Chunakkara Ramankutty passes away at 84 13 Aug 2020 05:29 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Poet and lyricist Chunakkara Ramankutty who made a special place in the hearts of music lovers with the romantic hit song 'Devadaru Poothu' for the movie 'Engane Nee Marakkum' in the year 1983, is …
  • Coronavirus | Karnataka cases touch a new high of 7,883 13 Aug 2020 03:38 Karnataka reported 7,883 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest in a single day. With this, the total number of positive cases stood at 1.96 lakh. Telangana recorded 1,897 cases on Tuesday, not very different from the previous day, taking the total …
  • Idukki landslip: Three more bodies recovered at Pettimudy 13 Aug 2020 03:38 Three more bodies were recovered from Pettimudy, near Munnar, on Wednesday taking the death toll in the landslip to 55. The bodies were identified as that of Laksmansree, 9, and Nadiya, 11, and Sumathi, 50. The bodies were buried in a mass grave at …
  • Opposition leader misleading people: Pinarayi Vijayan 13 Aug 2020 01:39 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday alleged that leader Opposition Ramesh Chennithala was trying to mislead people through baseless statements.On allegations raised by Chennithala against recovery rates, …
  • Schoolteachers feel overburdened, want to be relieved of Covid duties 13 Aug 2020 01:39 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the state government having entrusted the police with frontline Covid-19 containment  duty, government and aided school teachers deployed at various first-line treatment centres are demanding that they be …
  • EIA notification violates Constitution, says UDF; Behanan writes to PM  13 Aug 2020 01:39 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: UDF convener Benny Behanan, MP, has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighting the constitutional violations in the Union Ministry of Forest and Climate Change’s (MoEF & CC) draft …
  • Snakes slither out as people get locked in 13 Aug 2020 01:39 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The human inactivity during the lockdown has provided snakes the impetus to venture into settlements and villages from forests. As a result, 20 people and more than two dozen pets have succumbed to snake poison …
  • Bandicoot 2.0 to the rescue of sanitation workers 13 Aug 2020 01:39 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Sunil, a contract sanitation worker with Kerala Water Authority (KWA), says his job has become easier and risk-free. Previously, Sunil had to go into manholes and sewer lines every day to clean and unclog them, …
  • Audit finds financial irregularities in Sree Chitra Institute, director denies it 13 Aug 2020 01:23 Express News Service KOCHI: The country’s premier Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) in Thiruvananthapuram has courted controversy after the Internal Audit Wing of the Union Ministry of Science and Technology has …
  • NIA gold smuggling probe team reaches UAE 13 Aug 2020 01:23 Express News Service KOCHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) team probing the gold smuggling case has reached the UAE. The team led by an SP-rank officer reached Dubai two days ago and is trying to get access to diplomats who worked in the UAE …
  • Kozhikode plane crash: Air India Express liable to pay Rs 1.19 crore to each victims 13 Aug 2020 01:23 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Air India Express will have to pay a compensation of around Rs 1.19 crore each to the next of kin of victims of the plane crash at Calicut International Airport as per the Montreal Convention treaty, which …
  • Gold smuggling: Customs seeks details of Consulate’s imports 13 Aug 2020 01:23 By Express News Service KOCHI: The Customs probing the smuggling of gold via diplomatic channel on Wednesday issued a notice to the state protocol officer seeking details of the goods imported by the UAE Consulate in Thiruvananthapuram while availing …
  • Measures taken to speed up IOAGPL project: Pinarayi 12 Aug 2020 23:06 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government has asked IOC-Adani Gas Private Ltd (IOAGPL) implementing the city gas project to speed up the work with a new team as the deadline is just two months away. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on …
  • Entry for only 25k pilgrims at Sabarimala daily 12 Aug 2020 23:06 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The darshan of Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa will be out of bounds for lakhs of devotees this year owing to Covid-19 related restrictions. Only 25,000 persons will be allowed entry to the temple as against the previous …
  • DIG Gurudin to probe cyber attack on journos 12 Aug 2020 23:06 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The police have appointed Thiruvananthapuram Range DIG Sanjay Kumar Gurudin to investigate the cyber attack on a section of journalists. The Hi-tech cell, Cyber Cell and Cyberdome officials, who will assist …
  • Fishing activities to restart on Thursday with Covid protocols 12 Aug 2020 23:06 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the weather improving, the state government has lifted the ban on fishing activities from Thursday. It will be the first time the trawler boats will venture into the sea after the 52-day trawling ban, which …
  • Cops collecting patients’ call details to protect public health: Pinarayi 12 Aug 2020 23:06 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: While the police’s decision to collect the call detail records (CDRs) of Covid patients has sparked the allegation of a breach of privacy, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has defended it saying it is being done …
  • Thiruvananthapuram prison on high alert after 59 inmates test positive for COVID-19 12 Aug 2020 15:26 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A total of 59 prisoners in Poojappura Central Prison in Thiruvananthapuram tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. This came after antigen tests were done among 107 prisoners following the positive test of a …
  • Surge in demand for online services offered by Kerala govt amid pandemic, rainy weather 12 Aug 2020 15:26 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The COVID-19 pandemic and rainy weather have resulted in a rise in people accessing online services offered by government departments in the state. The demand was so much that the e-district project which provides …
  • Scientists sceptical about Russia's Covid vaccine, cite lack of evidence for efficacy 12 Aug 2020 13:53 New Delhi: Responding with scepticism to Russia's approval of a COVID-19 vaccine, several scientists around the world, including in India, suggest it hasn't been tested properly given the time constraint and there may not be enough evidence to …
  • Kerala Governor, CM to visit landslide site at Pettimudi on Thursday as toll reaches 55 12 Aug 2020 13:05 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Governor Arif Mohammed Khan and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will visit Pettimudi in Rajamala, where a landslide claimed 55 lives, on Thursday. The duo will reach Munnar Anachal by helicopter and from there go …
  • One-day Kerala Assembly session on Aug 24 12 Aug 2020 11:18 Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) A Kerala Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday decided to hold a one-day sitting of the state Assembly on August 24. The session was earlier slated to be convened on July 27 but was called …
  • COVID-19: Kerala Police rope in community to enforce mask rule, physical distancing protocol 12 Aug 2020 10:52 Groups in Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha and Malappuram begin an attempt to implement the pandemic prevention code via consensus, persuasion and peer pressure The Kerala police on Wednesday attempted to rope in members of resident associations and trader …
  • Vijayan realises he is losing ground: Congress 12 Aug 2020 09:06 Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has realised he is losing ground on account of various reasons and “hence he is losing his bearings”, said the Congress on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters, Leader of Opposition …
  • Reintroducing uncultivated edible plants into our kitchens 12 Aug 2020 07:15 Many of the indigenous plants we dismiss and destroy have deep roots in the nutrient-rich traditional diets of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Meet the people reviving them Usha Soolapani discovered that in many places in Kerala, the ponnanganni weed is …
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Rs 1.3 crore handed over as solatium to Nambi Narayanan 12 Aug 2020 04:56
  • Positivity rate on the rise, Kerala set to ramp up testing 12 Aug 2020 02:11 Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: August 12, 2020 5:27:49 am More than 70 per cent of the cases, and 90 per cent of the 2,149 fatalities have occurred in the South Bengal epicentre comprising Kolkata; its adjoining districts North …
  • Except for 3 areas, Thiruvananthapuram a landslide safe zone 12 Aug 2020 02:03 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The unceasing monsoon is wreaking havoc across the state. Though the India Meteorological Department predicted reduced rainfall the district in the coming days, the threat of landslip and landslide continues to loom …
  • IISER staff allege they are forced to work from campus despite Covid 12 Aug 2020 02:03 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: While educational institutions in the state have remained shut amid the Covid-19 scare, as many as 130 staff including faculty members of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) at Vithura …
  • Volunteers join hands to tackle flood-like situations 12 Aug 2020 02:02 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The volunteering spirit and proactiveness of the youth played a major role in helping the state tackle tough times such as the recurring floods and Ockhi cyclone. Currently, hundreds of volunteers comprising …
  • After Life Mission, other projects brokered by Swapna under scanner 12 Aug 2020 01:37 Express News Service KOCHI: With the Opposition alleging corruption in the government’s housing project Life Mission, after gold smuggling accused Swapna Suresh reportedly claimed that she received a commission for the same, multiple investigation agencies …
  • Covid-19 pandemic brings ex-jawan, who built a successful business, to his knees 12 Aug 2020 01:37 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: G Uthamadas, a retired Naik who had served the Indian Army for 17 years, had put high hopes on setting up a hollow bricks business in Thiruvananthapuram. He emerged as one of the leading businessmen in this trade. …