• Transport Minister writes to Gadkari over hefty traffic fines 17 Sep 2019 05:11 Thiruvananthapuram : State transport minister A.K Saseendran in a letter to Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari requested flexibility to fix fines under the ammended Motor Vehicles Act at rates proportionate to the gravity of the offences and which …
  • LIC Assistant Recruitment 2019 process for 8500 posts begins @licindia.in 17 Sep 2019 04:50 Sl No. Zone Division State Phase-I: Preliminary Examination / Phase-II : Main Examination : 1 CENTRAL ZONE Bhopal Madhya Pradesh BHOPAL 2 CENTRAL ZONE Bilaspur Chhattisgarh BILASPUR (CHHATTISGARH) 3 CENTRAL ZONE GWALIOR Madhya Pradesh GWALIOR 4 CENTRAL …
  • The aesthetic of alphabets 17 Sep 2019 02:27 Express News Service KOCHI: There is a lot of artfulness in the letters Amal creates. Each alphabet gets its own dynamic personality when Amal Babu sketches. While the Malayalam typeface he creates get that sprightly, flamboyant flourishes, the English …
  • Week-long Onam festivity concludes 17 Sep 2019 02:27 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The capital city was in a festive mood the past week. Vibrant with lights and sounds, the city welcomed hordes of people from afar to enjoy in the Onam celebrations organised by the Tourism Department. While most …
  • Two killed in separate road accidents 17 Sep 2019 02:27 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Two women were killed in separate road accidents in the district on Monday. Vijayamma, 70, of Mandapathinkadavu near Ottashekharamangalam and Valsala, 56, of Manacaud were killed after they were hit by KSRTC …
  • Phase I of ambulance network from Tuesday 17 Sep 2019 02:27 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: THE clouds of uncertainty over the state government’s flagship comprehensive trauma care programme have finally lifted as the ambulance network, one of its major components, will be formed soon. While 315 …
  • RCC to help Maldives to better its cancer care 17 Sep 2019 02:27 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: To strengthen the cancer care programmes in the Maldives, a tripartite agreement was signed between the state government, Regional Cancer Centre, and Maldives Health Ministry on Monday. The agreement has come …
  • Munchira Madom asks Padma temple Swamiyar to end week-long protest 17 Sep 2019 02:27 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Munchira Madom has asked Swami Parameswara Brahmananda Theertha, the Pushpanjali Swamiyar of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, to end his satyagraha on Mithranandapuram Road here. The decision of the …
  • Two more nuns turn hostile in Sister Abhaya case 17 Sep 2019 02:21 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Sister Annie John and Sister Sudeepa, two nuns who were presented as prosecution witnesses in the sensational Abhaya murder case, took a U-turn in the CBI special Court here and denied giving any statements to …
  • All state PSC exams in Malayalam too: Pinarayi Vijayan 16 Sep 2019 22:24 Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. (Express file photo) The Kerala government on Monday said the question papers of all examinations conducted by state government recruitment board Public Service Commission (PSC) would be made available in Malayalam …
  • Maradu demolition case: Before all-party meeting, flat owners launch protest 16 Sep 2019 16:48 At a protest by the residents of a Maradu apartment. Dozens of families residing in the four residential complexes near Kochi, which faces demolition as per a Supreme Court order for violating the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Act, Monday launched a …
  • Spotlight on Gill as India 'A' play South Africa 'A' 16 Sep 2019 09:30 IMAGE: The focus will be on 19-year-old Gill, who has broken into the Indian Test squad. Photograph: Shubhman Gill/Twitter Young Shubman Gill will be the centre of attraction when a dominant India 'A' lock horns against South Africa 'A' …
  • Kerala, RCC ink MoU with Maldives for cancer care 16 Sep 2019 07:56 Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 16 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the state and the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) with Maldives for better cancer care treatment. The RCC, …
  • India vs South Africa: Gambhir warns Rishabh Pant, reveals who can replace him in Team India 16 Sep 2019 05:23 Image Source : GETTY IMAGES Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir sent a warning to Team India's wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant ahead of the first T20I against South Africa. Rishabh Pant has had a rough time in Team India colours over the past few months. …
  • Indian Police Arrest Nigerian For Swindling Jobseeker 16 Sep 2019 03:36 India Police The police in India on Sunday arrested a Nigerian for defrauding a jobseeker. Officers from Thiruvananthapuram Cybercrime Police Station arrested Kingsley Udeh from Bengaluru. Udeh carried out the act through a job portal named 'Carreers…
  • Challenging reality 16 Sep 2019 02:42 Express News Service KOCHI: You will look twice at Akhil’s art. It may not pass off as a sketch at first glance, but rather a high-resolution photograph, etching even the minute of wrinkles to perfection. With its stark connect to realistic elements, his …
  • Crowded roads giving hardships to Kattakada 16 Sep 2019 02:41 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Traffic congestion in Kattakada is a never-ending menace. It takes hours to cross the 1.1-kilometre stretch from Kaithakonam, where the market is situated, to Kattakada Junction on the Kattakada -Vellarada Road. …
  • Kulathummal Canal awaits redemption 16 Sep 2019 02:41 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The 11.5-kilometre-long Kulathummal Canal was cleaned up a few months ago utilising Rs 2.5 lakh allotted by the Kattakada grama panchayat. The canal, which originates at Myladikulam near Killi and passes through …
  • ‘Travancore Girls’ have their eye on the ball 16 Sep 2019 02:41 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Members of the Travancore Girls, the first women’s cricket club from Kerala, dream about donning the blue jersey of the India Women’s National Cricket Team. Diya Gireesh, captain of Travancore Girls, is quick to …
  • ‘Plastic Arrest’ a success,reduction in littered waste 16 Sep 2019 02:41 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Cleaning up public areas in the city in the aftermath of an event or celebration is a mammoth task for the municipality. Interestingly, this year’s Onam celebrations at Kanakakkunnu Palace saw a substantial …
  • Stale food siezed from Onam fete venues 16 Sep 2019 02:41 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a flash raid conducted by the Health Wing of the corporation over the last two days at the food stalls set up near the Kanakakunnu Palace and Nishagandhi Auditorium, stale food has been seized. Food was also …
  • The gold standard 16 Sep 2019 02:35 Express News Service KOCHI: Malayalees’ penchant for gold, bordering on obsession, has an undeniable cultural and historical backdrop. Express tries to put in perspective the ‘shimmering’ passion that the yellow metal arouses among Keralites, besides …
  • Governor Arif Mohammad Khan softens stand on ‘one nation, one language’ 16 Sep 2019 02:35 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A DAY after Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s ‘One nation, One language’ call created a furore, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan, who had initially supported the idea, softened his stand. “To me, all languages spoken in India are …
  • Hindi must is nonsense: Kerala CM 15 Sep 2019 19:19 Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has called Union home minister Amit Shah’s appeal for making Hindi as primary language as “nonsense.” On his Facebook wall, he wrote the Sangh Parivar move was to divert attention from important issues …
  • Protests Fail to Halt India Airport Privatization 15 Sep 2019 16:51 A move to privatize major airports held by the government-owned Airports Authority of India (AAI), which owns around 100 airports, has met with stiff resistance from the many unions representing more than 85,000 airport employees who fear losing their jobs …
  • Maradu crisis deepens, flat owners begin hunger strike 15 Sep 2019 12:38 Kochi, Sep 15 (IANS) While the time is running out for the flat owners in the posh Maradu apartment complex, to be demolished by Friday as per the Supreme Court order, the builders have washed their hands off it and the Kerala government has convened an …
  • Kerala CM attacks Shah on Hindi pitch; says it is a "war cry" against non-Hindi speaking people 15 Sep 2019 09:31 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Slamming Union Home Minister Amit Shah for his Hindi language pitch, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday said it was a "planned attempt" to stir up a controversy and divert attention from pressing problems in the …
  • Kerala politicians slam Amit Shah’s Hindi push 15 Sep 2019 09:17 Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 15 (IANS) The traditional rival political fronts in Kerala – the ruling CPI-M led Left Front and the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) are on the same page in slamming the Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s call for one nation …
  • Maldives seeks expertise of RCC in cancer care 15 Sep 2019 08:42 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Regional Cancer Centre (RCC), Thiruvananthapuram will start new innings on Monday as it will provide its expertise and infrastructural facilities in bettering cancer care in the Maldives. In the backdrop of …
  • 350 Families Cling On To Posh Homes In Kochi As Demolition Deadline Ends 15 Sep 2019 08:36 Thiruvananthapuram: Some 350 families are defying eviction notice at a posh residential area in Kochi, as the deadline to vacate their flats in five buildings ends today. The families say justice has been denied to them. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi …
  • Visa touts focus all their energy on jobseekers in coastal areas 15 Sep 2019 05:38 For Visa touts, coastal areas of the State are where all the focus is on these days, owing to the ease with which they can net larger groups of victims. This year alone, a few such cases have been exposed. The latest case was the ordeal undergone by a …
  • Bumpy ride for govt. after steep hike in fine 15 Sep 2019 05:38 When the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 was published in the Gazette on August 9, upon getting the assent of the President, there was no confusion over the September 1 implementation of its provisions and levying of steep penalties for violation of …
  • History Headline: Learning through failures 14 Sep 2019 22:03 Chandrayaan-2 lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on July 22. (Source: ISRO) (Written by Pramod Kale) The Chandrayaan-2 mission had started out as a highly complex and ambitious mission, far more complex than Chandrayaan-1 and Mars Orbiter …
  • Maradu flats demolition: Kerala opposition questions CM 14 Sep 2019 09:23 Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 14 (IANS) With Saturday being the last day for the 356 flat owners in the Maradu apartment complex to vacate the building, Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala has asked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to break his silence. …
  • Files related to CRZ violations by builders, industrialists go missing in Kerala 14 Sep 2019 09:16 Files related to major Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) violations by prominent builders, industrialist and hotel majors have gone missing, and this has come in the way of taking prompt legal action against the violators.  The Kerala Coastal Zone Management …
  • Kerala Governor may intervene in the Maradu flat case 14 Sep 2019 09:07 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Expressing concern over the fate of the owners of a group of apartments at Maradu Municipality in Ernakulam, Governor Arif Mohammad Khan on Saturday indicated that he may intervene in the issue. ALSO READ |  …
  • Eyeing glory on the football field 14 Sep 2019 02:20 Express News Service KOCHI: A fan of Argentine forward Lionel Messi, Antony Raju first started playing football at the age of 14 while he was a student at St Mary’s Higher Secondary School, Vizhinjam. The first tournament that he participated in was a …
  • Crackdown on illegal constructions in Capital 14 Sep 2019 02:20 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: During its drive to curb unauthorised constructions, the Town Planning wing of the city corporation detected 34 such violations in the city. Assistant executive engineers and assistant engineers of the technical …
  • Now, Vanasree forest produce sold online 14 Sep 2019 02:20 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: To keep with the expanding horizons of e-commerce and make forest produce readily available, Vanasree Eco Shop products, under the Forest Department, will be sold online. Through the online facility, 20 products …
  • Kunnukuzhi slaughterhouse project stuck on fund release 14 Sep 2019 02:20 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: It seems there is no end to the hurdles for setting up the proposed slaughterhouse in Kunnukuzhi. The latest issue faced by the Thiruvananthapuram city corporation is the delay in securing government approval for …
  • Pitfalls on dating apps 14 Sep 2019 02:20 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Meera (name changed) was all set to meet the person she had seen on a dating app after a year of being in contact. She entered a train to Kanyakumari from Thiruvananthapuram Central, as decided. But what awaited her …
  • Forest dept launches boating packages in Kottur to promote eco-tourism 14 Sep 2019 02:20 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a measure to boost tourism, the Forest Department has introduced bamboo rafting and bowl boating in Kottur. The bamboo rafting experience will offer people a 30-minute ride through the Neyyar river near the …
  • Online regn for Army recruitment rally from Oct 3 14 Sep 2019 02:07 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Online registration for the Army recruitment rally to be held at Nehru Stadium, Kottayam will begin from October 3. Candidates can register through www.joinindianarmy.nic.in till November 16. The rally has been …
  • New political party launched for unreserved communities; membership begins Saturday 14 Sep 2019 02:07 By Express News Service KOCHI: A new political party, Democratic Social Justice Party (DSJP), aimed at bringing together all communities that are not covered by caste or religion-based reservation has been formed which, the founders said, will have a far- …
  • Kerala police to bring out handbook of important info for senior citizens  14 Sep 2019 02:07 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: If you have a senior citizen residing alone at home and are worried about how he/she could manage things on his/her own, then Kerala Police might be able to help you. The department is mulling over bringing …
  • Review | Mine is a layman's view of Hinduism, says Shashi Tharoor in new book 13 Sep 2019 13:44 By IANS NEW DELHI: Diplomat-politician-author Shashi Tharoor says he is no scholar of Hinduism and only seeks to give his readers an overview of the faith "as I understand it". "I am neither a Sanskritist nor a scholar of Hinduism and did …
  • Groove on 13 Sep 2019 12:06 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Dance like nobody is watching—a phrase normally used to express a carefree mentality. For 27-year-old dancer and choreographer, Rahul, his art is a reflection of such experiments on body, mind and soul. Having …
  • All the way from England to celebrate Onam 13 Sep 2019 12:06 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A festival which celebrates the return of a king who valued inclusivity, Onam has always symbolised togetherness. It also draws people from beyond the borders of Kerala. One such person is Carole Robinson from …
  • Adani seeks help from Kerala govt on Vizhinjam Port 13 Sep 2019 11:55 Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 13 (IANS) With the deadline for completion of the Vizhinjam Port project fast approaching in December, Adani Vizhinjam Port Pvt Ltd (AVPPL) has sought support from the Kerala government as the work at the port site is moving at a …
  • With pan-India helpline 112, police response to distress calls in Kerala gets faster and transparent 13 Sep 2019 11:13 The ERSS project is in line with the recommendations of the Justice Verma committee in the backdrop of the 2012 Delhi gangrape case. (Express Photo) On a recent muggy afternoon on the sixth floor of the Kerala Police headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram, …
  • Kerala-Bengaluru Onam special trains to run from today 13 Sep 2019 07:26 To clear the rush in the Thiruvananthapuram Central-Bengaluru sector, Railways will operate special trains between Thiruvananthapuram and Krishnarajapuram from September 13 to 15. Thiruvananthapuram Central-Krishnarajapuram Special (06031) will leave …
  • India pick Gill‚ Bumrah‚ Ashwin in to face SA 13 Sep 2019 03:34 Uncapped Shubman Gill has gone to the top of SA’s homework pile for their Test series in India in October. Opening batter Gill was named in the squad on Thursday as a replacement for KL Rahul, who has gone 11 completed innings without reaching 50. Gill‚ 20 …