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Uralungal, village cooperative turns into world's 2nd largest cooperative
Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 (IANS) The Uralungal Cooperative Society was formed by the eminent social reformer Saint Vagbhatananda in a remote rural hamlet called Uralungal in Vadakara of Kozhikode district of Kerala in 1925.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
Pinarayi Vijayan 'hiding' after violating Covid norms
Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 (IANS) Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's dream of taking Kerala to the development status of the Nordic countries is yet to materialise, had it been so, then Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan would have been subjected to a heavy fine, similar to what happened to the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
'Daada' Prithviraj posts a pic with pet dog Zorro
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 (IANS) Malayalam star Prithviraj Sukumaran posted a picture with his pet dachshund Zorro on Thursday, and his followers can't stop gushing over the cute photo-op.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
2.5 lakh people in Kerala to be tested for Covid in 2 days
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 (IANS) As Covid cases in Kerala continue to surge, an emergency meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan with top officials on Thursday decided to launch a massive testing drive in the coming two days where an expected 2.5 lakh people will be tested.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Kerala,National
Not just Jaleel, Vijayan also has to quit: Congress
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 (IANS) Three days after Kerala Higher Education Minister K.T. Jaleel resigned, Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala said, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan also has to quit.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Union Minister Muraleedharan describes Vijayan as 'Covidiot' (Ld)
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 (IANS) The long running feud between Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan took an ugly turn with the former calling the latter a 'Covidiot'.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Kerala,National
Probe will bring out conspiracy in ISRO spy case: Narayanan
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 (IANS) Top former ISRO space scientist S. Nambi Narayanan on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court's decision that ordered a fresh probe into the 27-year-old ISRO spy case, in which he was falsely implicated.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Register case against Vijayan for flouting Covid protocol: BJP
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 (IANS) A day after reports surfaced that Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has violated Covid protocols, Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan on Thursday asked for a case to be registered against Vijayan.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala Polls: Sparks start to fly, fireworks not far behind
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 (IANS) With May 2, the day of judgement for the political parties in Kerala fast approaching and a week after the crucial voting for the 140-member Assembly, sparks have started to fly between them on what could be the possible final results.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Did Vijayan violate Covid protocols?
Thiruvananthapuram, April 14 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Viijayan, who turned Covid negative on Wednesday and was discharged from the Kozhikode Medical College hospital, may have violated Covid protocols.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Audacious thief robs well-guarded jeweller's home
Thiruvananthapuram, April 14 (IANS) A home of a leading jeweller, located in the high-security area close to the Kerala Raj Bhavan, and well-protected by security personnel and guard dogs, was targeted by a thief who fled with jewellery worth Rs 2.50 lakh and Rs 60,000 cash, police said on Wednesday,
2021-04-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Covid maintains surge in Kerala, TPR touches 13.45%
Thiruvananthapuram, April 14 (IANS) The lax observance of Covid protocols during the campaign for the April 6 Assembly elections is being felt in Kerala with the test positivity rate on Wednesday surging to a new record high of 13.45 per cent.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Prithviraj Sukumaran drops 'Kuruthi' poster on Vishu
Thiruvananthapuram, April 14 (IANS) Malayalam star Prithviraj Sukumaran released the poster of his upcoming socio-political thriller "Kuruthi" on the occasion of Vishu on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vijayan turns Covid negative, Chandy not yet
Thiruvananthapuram, April 14 (IANS) When Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan turned Covid negative on Wednesday, his predecessor Oommen Chandy continues to be positive, while Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan was moved out from the ICU, after his condition improved.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Future uncertain, rival fronts claim they'll form govt in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 14 (IANS) The polls to elect the 15th Kerala Legislative Assembly were over on April 6 and though none has a clue of what's in store for them, the two traditional political rivals have started to identify the best 20 state cabinet ministers.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
A low profile Vishu for Kerala Hindus
Thiruvananthapuram, April 14 (IANS) If the last year's Vishu went off as closed door on account of the Covid pandemic, this time, with the pandemic continuing its surge with cases spiking like never before, for Hindus in Kerala, Vishu - the traditional New Year, is believed to signal the arrival of good luck and fortune for the coming year and is being celebrated on Wednesday with a lot more gusto than in 2020.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jaleel's resignation shows all's not well in Kerala CPI-M
Thiruvananthapuram, April 14 (IANS) The unexpected resignation of Kerala Higher Education Minister K.T. Jaleel, often known as the blue eyed boy of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan shows that all's not well in the CPI-M in Kerala.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Sunny Leone heads to Kerala to begin shoot of 'Shero'
Thiruvananthapuram, April 13 (IANS) Sunny Leone returns to Kerala to start the shoot of her upcoming film, the psychological thriller "Shero". The actress was in Kerala recently, to shoot for the reality TV show "MTV Splitsvilla".
2021-04-13
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kerala Minister Jaleel resigns following Lokayukta snub
Thiruvananthapuram, April 13 (IANS) Even when his petition questioning the Lokayukta's decision asking him to quit was before the Kerala High Court, State Higher Education Minister K.T. Jaleel on Tuesday tendered his resignation to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Heavy rains in Kerala for 5 days, forecasts IMD
Thiruvananthapuram, April 13 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rains in Kerala for the next five days and has issued yellow alert in six districts -- Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram, Palakkad, Kozhikode and Wayanad.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife
Vigilance raid: Rs 50 lakh seized from Muslim League leader KM Shaji's residence
Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 (IANS) The Kerala vigilance department has seized Rs 50 lakh from the residence of Muslim League leader KM Shaji, MLA, according to information from Vigilance sources.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Kerala,National
Kerala imposes more curbs amid Covid resurgence
Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 (IANS) Kerala has imposed more restrictions as the number of active Covid cases crossed 40,000 and Test positivity rate more than 10.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
NRI tycoon MA Yusufali back in UAE after helicopter mishap
Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 (IANS) Billionaire businessman and the richest Keralite, according to Forbes magazine, MA Yusufali who escaped with minor injuries after the helicopter carrying him, his wife and two staff members made an emergency landing at Panangad in Kochi on Sunday, is back in the UAE.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Kerala,National
Night watchman turned IIM professor, Ranjith Ramachandran's remarkable journey
Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 (IANS) Ranjith Ramachandran, an Assistant Professor at IIM Ranchi, is a role model today. His struggle to get a get a good education and the fight to sustain himself to see his dream getting realised is being regarded as an inspiration to the society.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
MILES for overall development of Kalapakanchery Panchayath
Thiruvananthapuram, April 11 (IANS) Moopen Institute for Local Empowerment - MILES is a community organization developed by Padmasri Dr Azad Moopen established in 2010 and is now into wholesome development of his home village Kalpakanchery Panchayath in Kerala's Malappuram district.
2021-04-11
Category: India, Kerala,National
Pinarayi Vijayan is afraid of Minister Jaleel: BJP
Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 (IANS) A day after the Kerala Lokayukta told the state's Higher Education Minister K.T. Jaleel that he has no moral right to continue in office as he "misused" his powers and indulged in "nepotism", the BJP asked why is Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan silent as he should have asked Jaleel to tender his resignation.
2021-04-10
Category: India, Kerala,National
New gadget that claims to contain airborne spread of Covid-19
Kochi, April 10 (IANS) Incubated under the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), Allabout Innovations Pvt Ltd has successfully developed an electronic gadget in containing airborne spread of Covid-19 by performing real-time sterilisation.
2021-04-10
Category: India, Kerala,National
Customs questions Kerala Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan
Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 (IANS) Kerala Assembly Speaker and senior CPI-M leader P. Sreeramakrishnan has been questioned by the Customs department at his official residence in a dollar smuggling case.
2021-04-10
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Minister to move Kerala HC after Lokayukta asks him to quit
Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 (IANS) A day after the Kerala Lokayukta on Friday said that the state's Higher Education Minister K.T. Jaleel has no moral right to continue in office as he has "misused" his powers and indulged in "nepotism", asking Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to take action against him, Jaleel on Saturday decided to approach the Kerala High Court.
2021-04-10
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Jaleel misused his powers, CM should take action against him: Kerala Lokayukta
Thiruvananthapuram, April 9 (IANS) The Kerala Lokayukta on Friday said that the state's Higher Education Minister K.T. Jaleel has no moral right to continue in office as he has "misused" his powers and indulged in "nepotism", asking Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to take action against him.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
'Crushing the curve' mass vaccination drive soon in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 9 (IANS) With a fresh surge in Covid cases expected in Kerala, state Health Minister K.K.Shailaja on Friday held a high-level meeting with top officials where it was decided to embark on a mass vaccination drive, named "Crushing the curve".
2021-04-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Congress slams Kerala Police's handling of post-poll murder
Thiruvananthapuram, April 9 (IANS) The Congress-led UDF on Friday cried foul over the course of Kerala Police's probe into the brutal murder of Indian Union Muslim League worker at Kuthuparamba near Kannur, hours after the Tuesday's assembly election.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Mammootty-starrer 'The Priest' to release digitally on April 14
Thiruvananthapuram, April 9 (IANS) The Malayalam horror drama "The Priest", starring Mammootty, is all set to premier digitally on April 14.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kerala: Cong to probe how its posters landed in scrap shop
Thiruvananthapuram, April 9 (IANS) In a case of serious callousness by a section of the Congress workers here, the party has decided to conduct a probe on how unused election posters landed in a scrap shop.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Air India Express flight makes emergency landing at Kozhikode airport
Kozhikode (Kerala) April 9 (IANS) An Air India Express flight with 17 passengers and crew, which on Friday morning had left for Kuwait from the Kozhikode international airport, made an emergency landing after it was airborne for 30 minutes.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Covid positive Vijayan, Chandy stable
Thiruvananthapuram, April 9 (IANS) The health condition of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his predecessor senior Congress leader Oommen Chandy, who had both tested Covid positive, was stable, said health officials on Friday.
2021-04-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Vijayan, Chandy test Covid positive
Thiruvananthapuram, April 8 (IANS) Two days after the Kerala Assembly polls, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his predecessor and Congress leader Oommen Chandy both tested Covid positive on Thursday.
2021-04-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Congress leader files poll code breach complaint against Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram, April 8 (IANS) Congress' Kannur assembly seat candidate Sateeshan Pacheni on Thursday filed a complaint with the Chief Electoral Officer against Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for violating the model code of conduct.
2021-04-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Joji: Macbeth in the time of masks (IANS Review; Rating: * * * and 1/2)
Joji (film on Amazon Prime); Cast: Fahadh Faasil, Baburaj, Unnimaya Prasad, Joji Mundakayam, Sunny PN, Alister Alex; Direction: Dileesh Pothan; Rating: * * * and 1/2 (three and a half stars)
2021-04-08
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kerala HC refuses to stay ban on online rummy gaming
Kochi, April 8 (IANS) A few online gaming companies on Thursday got a jolt, when the Kerala High Court refused to stay the state government's February 23 notification under Section 14A of the Kerala Gaming Act, 1960 clarifying that online rummy when played for stakes does not enjoy exemption from the general prohibition of gaming and gambling.
2021-04-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kerala to tighten Covid protocols as cases rise
Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 (IANS) With the Covid test positivity ratio in Kerala climbing to above 5 per cent, a high-level meeting held here on Wednesday decided to tighten Covid protocols with immediate effect.
2021-04-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala Financial Corporation ends fiscal on a high note
Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 (IANS) Kerala Financial Corporation (KFC), the state's own financial institution, recorded an all-time high portfolio of Rs 4,700 crore for the financial year ended March 31, 2021 (FY 21).
2021-04-07
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy
Win or lose, I will work for Palakkad: Sreedharan
Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 (IANS) In what was a totally different almost one month experience, far away from all engineering activities, 88-year-old 'Metroman' E. Sreedharan, who faced a stiff poll battle at the Palakkad Assembly constituency, on Wednesday said for the rest of his life, he will work in the constituency.
2021-04-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
EC should get ready fool proof voters list in Kerala: Cong
Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 (IANS) With the assembly polls now over in Kerala and the Congress-led UDF sensing a victory, Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala on Wednesday asked the Election Commission (EC) to ensure that they start the process to prepare a fool proof voters list.
2021-04-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala Assembly polls end on slower note, rival fronts claim victory (Roundup)
Thiruvananthapuram, April 6 (IANS) Kerala, which saw voting in the Assembly elections on Tuesday begin on a very enthusiastic note and race to 50 per cent at the half-way mark, however, saw turnout losing steam subsequently, ending up at 73.58 per cent at close of polling at 7 p.m., as per preliminary estimates.
2021-04-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
'Kerala Castro' Achuthanandan fails to vote for first time
Thiruvananthapuram, April 6 (IANS) Former Kerala Chief Minister and one of India's tallest Communist leaders, V.S. Achuthanandan, failed to cast his vote on Tuesday for the first time in state Assembly elections.
2021-04-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
'Overslept': Kerala poll officer turns up late for duty
Thiruvananthapuram, April 6 (IANS) A polling officer in Kerala's Alappuzha failed to turn up on time at his post for Tuesday's Assembly elections, with the excuse that he had overslept.
2021-04-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
At half way mark, Kerala nearing 50 per cent turnout
Thiruvananthapuram, April 6 (IANS) If the signs of voting are any indication, at the half way mark on Tuesday, 50 per cent of the Kerala voters have already exercised their franchise.
2021-04-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Sabarimala temple continues to be an election issue in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 6 (IANS) The controversy over the breaking of the Sabarimala temple's culture and tradition continues to rage and is even now the most discussed election issue in Kerala as seen from the statements of various top political leaders, who came to cast their votes on Tuesday.
2021-04-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
10% voting in first two hours in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 6 (IANS) Across Kerala, the response to polling was enthusiastic and after the first two hours of poll, 10 per cent of the electorate had cast their votes, said the State Election Commission officials on Wednesday.
2021-04-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics