• Dry waste collection hubs in all 25 health circles soon 21 Jan 2021 15:03 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: All the 25 health circles in Thiruvananthapuram city corporation will soon have Dry Waste Segregated Collection Hubs. Steps have been taken to identify locations to set up the facilities, as part of the plan …
  • Vellayambalam residents in dire straits due to potable water shortage 21 Jan 2021 15:03 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The residents of RNP Lane and Madavankovil Lane in Vellayambalam are facing a hard time due to the potable water crisis in the area. Even after repeated complaints to the Kerala Water Aurthority (KWA) officials, …
  • My son was murdered, he needs justice, says SV Pradeep’s mother 21 Jan 2021 15:03 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: “My son was murdered by someone. It was not an accident. My son needs justice,” said R Vasanthakumari, mother of journalist S V Pradeep who was killed in a road accident at Karakkamandapam in Thiruvananthapuram …
  • Breakwater project to take off 21 Jan 2021 15:03 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The geotube protection project proposed by the government to save the state’s coastline will be inaugurated soon in Thiruvananthapuram. Kerala State Coastal Area Development Corporation, the SPV entrusted with the …
  • Protest brews among fishermen  21 Jan 2021 15:03 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As many as 4,000 fishermen, engaged in ‘kambavala’ and ‘thattamadi’ fishing in the coastal areas of Thiruvananthapuram, have been in arms against the offshore breakwater project which they claim would adversely …
  • Policewoman, two others booked on charges of extorting businessman 21 Jan 2021 15:01 By Express News Service CHENNAI: A special team has been formed to investigate a policewoman and two others booked for extorting a businessman by threatening to file a false case against him. Gnanaselvam is an inspector attached with the Thousand Lights …
  • Submit evidence on KIIFB graft, Isaac dares Satheesan 21 Jan 2021 14:56 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Finance Minister Thomas Isaac on Wednesday challenged Congress leader VD Satheesan to submit evidence on his allegation that the CAG had sent the minutes of the exit meeting to the state government. The leaders …
  • Bureaucrats among Congress’ probable candidates for Assembly polls 21 Jan 2021 14:56 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Several prominent persons who had made a mark in their respective fields are among those being considered by the KPCC as part of its efforts to field fresh faces in the assembly polls. Leading the pack is Biju …
  • Opposition moves resolution against Kerala Assembly Speaker over association in gold smuggling case 21 Jan 2021 14:56 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a rare instance, a resolution moved by the oppositon UDF, seeking the removal of Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan, has been taken up for discussion in the Kerala assembly on Thursday. Indian Union Muslim League’s …
  • Kerala Assembly rejects resolution seeking to remove Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan 21 Jan 2021 14:56 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala Assembly on Thursday rejected the resolution moved by the UDF's M Ummer seeking the removal of Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan from his post. Moving the resolution, Ummer said the Speaker represented …
  • Why Malayali households went back to ration shops during the pandemic 21 Jan 2021 12:05 The pandemic is when many of Kerala’s urban millennials, Gen Z and even celebrities rediscovered the good old Public Distribution System, with its free, quality grocery kits Gayathri TS is at her wits’ end, thanks to her mother Vimala S’ constant reminders …
  • Kerala CM criticises AAI move to handover Thiruvananthapuram airport to Adani group 20 Jan 2021 22:49 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A day after the Airport Authority of India handed over running of Thiruvananthapuram airport to Adani group by signing the concession agreement, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has criticised the Centre's …
  • Kerala Chief Minister kept in the dark over Sprinklr deal, says report by committee 20 Jan 2021 22:49 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Madhavan Nambiar committee, which probed the Sprinklr deal, has found that former IT secretary M Sivasankar unilaterally signed the deal keeping even the Chief Minister in the dark. The report has given a …
  • India dispatches first consignment of 1 lakh Covishield vaccines to Maldives 20 Jan 2021 18:29 Image Source : PTI India dispatches first consignment of 1 lakh Covishield vaccines to Maldives India on Wednesday dispatched the first consignment of 100,000 doses of Covishield vaccines from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport …
  • India dispatches 100,000 doses of 'gift' Covid... 20 Jan 2021 17:52 India dispatched the first consignment of 100,000 doses of Covishield vaccines from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport to Male in the Maldives on January 20. The flight will first arrive in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala and then …
  • Trivandrum Airport: Kerala protests signing of deal with Adani 20 Jan 2021 14:03 A concession agreement may have been signed in New Delhi between the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the Adani Group for operations, management and development of the Trivandrum International Airport, but it does not guarantee a timeline for the …
  • Kerala CM flays takeover of Thiruvananthapuram airport by Adani Group 20 Jan 2021 08:42 Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday criticised the takeover of the international airport here by the Adani group, saying it was not for the development of the facility but to protect the interest of monopolies. The move …
  • Kerala Chief Secretary writes to Centre against Customs 20 Jan 2021 08:42 Thiruvananthapuram: In yet another complaint against a central agency, Kerala Chief Secretary Vishwas Mehta has written to the Centre about the alleged harassment faced recently by a state government official from Customs and sought an unbiased and time- …
  • Will Sensex clear 50,000 mark today? 20 Jan 2021 08:21 All eyes are on the BSE Sensex, as it is inching towards 50,000 mark. The SGX Nifty at 14,508 points a gap up opening of about 40 points, even as most Asian markets are trading marginally lower. However, the overnight closing of US stocks presents a …
  • Kerala: Spurt in active Covid cases as 6,000 more contract virus 20 Jan 2021 06:56 Pilgrims wait for darshan at Sabarimala temple on TuesdayTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Covid-19 was reported among 6,186 people in the state on Tuesday and the total cases reported till date has climbed to 8,57,380. Among the new cases, 5,541 are cases of local …
  • On the prowl 20 Jan 2021 06:20 Express News Service KOCHI: Sometime in December, Chandra Vadhana, founder of Prayaana Labs, received a call from an acquaintance telling her about a Central government grant exclusively for woman entrepreneurs. The caller, a man, wanted her to meet …
  • Pact signed with AAI, Adani Group to run Thiruvananthapuram airport 20 Jan 2021 06:20 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Airports Authority of India on Tuesday signed a concession agreement with Adani Group for three airports including Thiruvananthapuram International Airport. The agreement was signed even as a petition filed …
  • Major projects to stem flash floods  20 Jan 2021 06:20 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Clearing of garbage-filled canals in the city has often been a major challenge for the authorities concerned during their efforts to mitigate flooding when the monsoon sets in. Various parts of the city get flooded …
  • Azhimala Shiva Temple to get upgraded facilities 20 Jan 2021 06:20 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Ever since the 58-ft-tall majestic Gangadhareswara statue of Lord Shiva was unveiled recently, thousands have been flocking daily to the Azhimala Shiva Temple in Vizhinjam. The recently concluded festival at the …
  • 404 new Covid cases, 551 more inoculated in Capital district 20 Jan 2021 06:20 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As many as 404 people tested positive for Covid on Tuesday while 341 persons recovered from the district. There are 3,551 active Covid cases as on Tuesday. There are 1,339 persons newly under observation in the …
  • Two held for abusing schoolgirl sexually 20 Jan 2021 06:20 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The city police on Tuesday nabbed two Valiyathura youths for sexually abusing a school girl who had left home following an altercation with her family. The police recorded the arrest of Prasobh Jacob, 34, and …
  • Houses for endosulfan survivors lie vacant for 4 years but Collector orders eviction of beneficiary family  20 Jan 2021 06:04 Express News Service KASARAGOD: Collector D Sajith Babu runs one of the most efficient district administrations in the state.  Sample this: On January 12, he decided that Sreenisha C (16), an endosulfan survivor born without the left forearm, and her …
  • PM Modi holds talks with cardinals, may invite Pope 20 Jan 2021 06:04 By Express News Service KOCHI: Thress cardinals of the Catholic Church met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his office in New Delhi on Tuesday and expressed the grievances of the Christian community. They also placed a request to invite Pope Francis to the …
  • Sensex, Nifty Open Higher On Asian Cues 20 Jan 2021 04:34 Indian shares opened a tad higher on Wednesday, tracking positive cues from other Asian markets as investors awaited the U.S. presidential inauguration ceremony. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex inched up 79 points, or 0.2 percent, to 49,477 in early trade …
  • Adani Group to take over Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram airports by mid-July 20 Jan 2021 02:22
  • 17-year-old sexually abused by over 40 men 19 Jan 2021 21:54 Kerala police arrest 33 accused, charge them under various Sections of the POCSO Act A 17-year-old girl from Kerala’s Malappuram district was raped by dozens of men over four years, it has been found. Initial investigations found 44 accused. The police …
  • 17 held for rape of minor girl in Kerala 19 Jan 2021 18:39 Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 (IANS) In a horrifying incident of sexual abuse, a minor girl was raped by several men leading to the arrest of 17 of them and registration of 30 cases under the POCSO Act. The incident happened in Pandikkad, Malappuram district. …
  • Adani Group signs pact with AAI for development of three airports 19 Jan 2021 18:16 NEW DELHI : The Adani Group on Tuesday signed a concession agreement with state-owned Airports Authority of India (AAI) for the operation, development and management of airports at Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram, almost two years after winning the …
  • Adani gets Thiruvananthapuram and two other airports 19 Jan 2021 14:45 The Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Tuesday signed three Concession Agreements for Operations, Management and Development of Guwahati, Jaipur and Thiruvananthapuram airports through the public-private-partnership (PPP) mode with the Adani Group. In a …
  • IAF hold water sports in Kappil lake 19 Jan 2021 12:54 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Air Force Station, Shankhumukham, conducted adventurous water sports activities such as jet skiing, kayaking, scuba diving in Kappil Lake, Varkala, under the aegis of Headquarters Southern Air Command. The …
  • Smart system installed to combat mosquito menace 19 Jan 2021 12:54 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Smart City Thiruvananthapuram Limited (SCTL) is installing the Smart Mosquito Density System across the city under the the Smart City Project of the city corporation. This will help in preventing vector-borne …
  • Venture capital fund to help startups: Pinarayi 19 Jan 2021 12:54 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A venture capital fund to help start-ups in the state is in the making now. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said that such a fund is under consideration with the aid of Kerala Bank, KFC and KSIDC. He …
  • Tourism inc wants early vaccine jab for lead workers 19 Jan 2021 12:54 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The tourism sector has pitched the idea for considering its frontline workers for early Covid-19 vaccination after health workers and essential services like police, along with groups with co-morbidities. The …
  • ‘Punargeham’ for families in coastal areas 19 Jan 2021 12:54 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Fisheries Department is going forward with the Punargeham rehabilitation project to fulfil the dream of 423 families living in the coastal areas. The project aims to rehabilitate fishermen families living …
  • Adani Group signs concession agreements with AAI for developing 3 airports 19 Jan 2021 12:43 The Adani Group on Tuesday signed concession agreements with the Airports Authority of India for the management, operations and development of Guwahati, Jaipur and Thiruvananthapuram airports. "The concessionaires are required to take up the Guwahati, …
  • When women turn cold-blooded criminals 19 Jan 2021 12:30 Express News Service KOZHIKODE: The state witnessed a string of blood-curdling murders of children and fraud attempts by women last year, exposing the changing profile of society. Top cops say cases involving women are still low in state, if that is a …
  • Cashew corporation scam: CBI submits chargesheet, corruption charges not included 19 Jan 2021 12:30 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The CBI has submitted the charge sheet pertaining to the Kerala State Cashew Development Corporation (KSCDC) scam accusing the INTUC state president R Chandrasekharan, former managing director of the corporation …
  • Lottery seller from Tamil Nadu wins Rs 12 crore in Kerala's Christmas-New Year lottery 19 Jan 2021 12:30 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Sharafuddin, a lottery seller from Tenkasi in Tamil Nadu, is the winner of the Kerala State Christmas - New Year Bumper Lottery. His ticket XG 358753 won him the first prize of Rs 12 crore.          The ticket …
  • Ahli Bank, Oman, Becomes SunTec’s 50th Customer for its Indirect Taxation Solution 19 Jan 2021 10:22 SunTec’s GCC VAT compliance solution to help Ahli Bank automate end-to-end VAT compliance process, manage regulatory changes, and seamlessly integrate it with the existing IT ecosystem Thiruvananthapuram, 19 January 2021: SunTec, the world’s #1 …
  • Indigo Paints IPO: Analyst views, peer comparisons, management commentaries 19 Jan 2021 08:48 NEW DELHI: The initial public offering (IPO) of Indigo Paints is ready to hit the market on Wednesday amid a frenzy over its unlisted shares in the grey market. Analysts said while the asking valuation looks demanding, one can subscribe to the issue on the …
  • Adani group signs concession agreement with AAI for Jaipur, Guwahati airports 19 Jan 2021 07:25 Adani Group on Tuesday announced that it has signed a concession agreement with Airports Authority of India(AAI) for Jaipur, Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram airports. "We are pleased to inform you that Adani Jaipur International Airport Limited, Adani …
  • 420 to get homes under ‘Punargeham’ 19 Jan 2021 05:31 More than 420 families in the coastal areas of the district will be provided homes under the ‘Punargeham’ project of the Fisheries Department that seeks the rehabilitation of families residing within 50 metres of the tidal zone. So far, 15 families had …
  • 4 Kerala MLAs test positive for COVID-19 after attending current session of Assembly 18 Jan 2021 16:15 Image Source : PTI 4 Kerala MLAs test positive for COVID-19 after attending current session of Assembly Four MLAs in Kerala have tested positive for COVID-19 after participating in the ongoing session of the Assembly. The members representing Neyyattinkara …
  • Smart City Mission: Thiruvananthapuram sees huge jump from 90th to 46th rank 18 Jan 2021 15:35 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The capital city has improved its ranking to 46 from 90 in the Central government’s Smart City Mission. “It is the concerted effort of Smart City Thiruvananthapuram Limited (SCTL), the Special Purpose Vehicle ( …
  • 71-year-old, son held for abusing girls 18 Jan 2021 15:35 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Vellarada police have arrested a 71-year-old man and his son under the Pocso Act for alleged sexual abuse of two minor girls. Balaraj and his son Raj, 45,  hailing from Kudayal, were arrested for abusing the …
  • Anti-socials injure five  18 Jan 2021 15:35 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Five people were injured after a group of anti-social elements unleashed violence at Anchuthengu here late on Saturday. Kiran Joseph and Jithin Joseph, who run a textile shop, and their employee Daniel, were the …
  • Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz to take part in 3-day global conference 18 Jan 2021 15:35 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Exploring ways to boost its development by rewiring the economy, Kerala is hosting a global conference next month to further enhance and modernise nine key sectors by seeking advice from international experts …
  • Journalist Pradeep's kin launch online drive demanding CBI probe into his death 18 Jan 2021 15:35 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the state police failing to investigate the mysterious death of journalist S V Pradeep effectively, an online signature and social media campaign has been started by his friends and relatives demanding a CBI …
  • IPS officer points out graft in police canteens 18 Jan 2021 14:56 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Throwing light on corrupt practices prevailing in the police, an IPS officer has written a letter to the State Police Chief on the irregularities prevailing in the functioning of the police canteens in the state.  …
  • Kerala records lowest school dropout rate in India: Education Minister Raveendranath 18 Jan 2021 14:53 By ANI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With Kerala recording 0.11 per cent dropout rate of school students in the year 2019-20, Education Minister C Raveendranath on Monday said the state has achieved the distinction of having the lowest dropout rate in the country. …
  • CAG report tabled in Kerala Assembly amid strong objection of finance minister Isaac 18 Jan 2021 14:53 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Setting a new precedent in the assembly, the CAG report was tabled in the House amid the strong objection of finance minister Thomas Isaac. This is the first time in the history of assembly that the CAG report …
  • Four MLAs test positive for COVID-19 in Kerala amid budget session of Assembly 18 Jan 2021 14:53 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Even as the budget session of the Assembly is on, four MLAs have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Neyyatinkara MLA K Ansalan, Koyilandi MLA K Dasan, Kollam MLA M Mukesh and Peerumade MLA E S Bijimol are the …
  • 3 Adani Group-owned domestic airports accredited in ACI health accreditation programme 18 Jan 2021 14:44 Mumbai: Three Adani Group-owned domestic airports in Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Mangaluru have been accredited in the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) programme, a release said on Monday. The ACI programme enables …
  • Facebook and Twitter officials summoned by Parliamentary panel on January 21 18 Jan 2021 12:18 Jan 18, 2021, 04:17PM ISTSource: Times NowThe parliamentary standing committee on Information Technology (IT) has summoned officials of social media companies Facebook and Twitter on January 21 in connection with the prevention of misuse of social media. …
  • Fire in luggage van of running train doused in time in Kerala 18 Jan 2021 06:52 A fire broke out in a luggage van of a running train in Kerala on Sunday and was doused in time before it could spread to adjacent passenger coach, averting a possible major mishap, railway source said. The Thiruvananthapuram-bound Malabar Express from …
  • Man held for hacking dog 17 Jan 2021 17:49 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The city police have nabbed a 42-year-old man for hacking a dog at Vizhinjam. The dog, which has been looked after by a group of traders at Chappath near Vizhinjam, suffered serious injuries in the attack and its …
  • Death of newly-married woman was suicide, say police 17 Jan 2021 17:49 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A day after a 24-year-old newly married woman was found dead with her throat slit at her husband’s Kallambalam residence, police on Saturday confirmed that it was a case of suicide. Deceased Athira, who resided …
  • Covid vaccination drive begins in Capital 17 Jan 2021 17:49 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Covid vaccination drive kick-started in 11 centres in the district in strict adherence to Covid protocol and the presence of a government observer. In NIMS Medicity, one of the 11 vaccination centres in the …
  • Sainik School elated as Isaac comes up with surprise announcement 17 Jan 2021 17:47 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Finance Minister T M Thomas Isaac had announced in his budget about shouldering the responsibility of taking care of the pension of the staff of Sainik School Kazhakootam (SSK).He blamed the Central Government for …
  • Mahout killed as elephant runs amok at Neyyattinkara 17 Jan 2021 17:47 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: An elephant, Gowrinandan, brought for temple procession at Marayamuttom near Neyyattinkara killed the second mahout after it went berserk on Saturday. The deceased is Vishnu, 25, of Kollam. Some people standing …
  • Malabar Express' luggage fan catches fire near Varkala, no casualties reported 17 Jan 2021 17:04 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A major tragedy was averted after railway officials managed to put down a fire that erupted in one of the luggage vans of Malabar Express near Varkala station on Sunday morning. The fire broke out in the luggage …
  • Hologram Registration Boards to ensure safety of Kerala fishermen 17 Jan 2021 17:01 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In an effort to ensure the safety of seafaring fishermen, Kerala is installing high-security registration boards on fishing boats, for the first time in the world. The project is being implemented by the State …