• 3 dead, several missing; IMD issues red alert in Kerala following heavy rains 20 Jul 2019 15:43 Kannur floodTwitter The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert in Kerala due to the heavy downpour that has created a flood-like situation in the several districts. The red alert has been issued for Kasargod district and orange alert …
  • Kochi Metro only possible due to Sheila Dikshit: former Kerala CM 20 Jul 2019 13:53 Thiruvananthapuram: Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday said that had it not been for his then Delhi counterpart Sheila Dikshit, Kerala's landmark Kochi Metro would not have become a reality. Mourning the death of the three-time …
  • Monsoon gains strength, 3 fishermen missing at sea in Kerala 20 Jul 2019 12:27 Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 (IANS) With the monsoon getting stronger in Kerala, the Meteorological Department has issued red and orange alerts for a few districts until Monday. While a red alert has been issued in Kasargode district today, Kozhikode and …
  • Kochi Metro only possible due to Sheila Dikshit: Chandy 20 Jul 2019 12:26 Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 (IANS) Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday said that had it not been for his then Delhi counterpart Sheila Dikshit, Kerala’s landmark Kochi Metro would not have become a reality. Mourning the death of the …
  • CPI-M leader attacks Antony for silence against BJP 20 Jul 2019 10:03 Kochi, July 20 (IANS) A senior CPI-M leader, who is also the chief editor of Malayalam daily and party organ ‘Deshabhimani’, on Saturday slammed former Defence Minister and Congress veteran A.K. Antony for being silent against the BJP, but taking time to …
  • Daily flights to Goa, Kochi, Hyderabad launched 20 Jul 2019 07:06 Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, launched its daily flight services from Mysuru to Kochi, Goa and Hyderabad on Friday shoring up connectivity from the city to other parts of the country. The three services are in addition to flights to Chennai …
  • 7 Fishermen Missing In Kerala As Heavy Rains Lash State 20 Jul 2019 06:30 The missing fishermen had put out to sea from Vizhinjam and Shaktikulnagara in Kollam. (Representational) Thiruvananthapuram: Seven fishermen are missing and relief camps have been opened in two districts as heavy rains lashed several parts of Kerala for …
  • Heavy rains lashes Kerala, 7 fishermen missing 20 Jul 2019 05:58 Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala): Seven fishermen are reported missing as rains intensified and lashed several parts of Kerala”>Kerala for the third day on Saturday under the influence of the southwest monsoon. Heavy rains have been predicted in the state …
  • V-C apprises Guv of corrective steps; faces fierce KSU protests 20 Jul 2019 01:39 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala University Vice-Chancellor VP Mahadevan Pillai on Friday met Governor P Sathasivam and apprised him of the steps taken by the varsity to make the examination system foolproof.  The meeting was convened …
  • Cops recover weapon used to stab University College student 20 Jul 2019 01:39 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The police on Friday recovered the knife used by an SFI leader to stab Akhil Chandran, a third-year student of University College. It was found hidden in a waste pit near the main entrance of the college.  An …
  • A fortress of crime 20 Jul 2019 01:36 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The recent stabbing incident in University College could be the tip of an iceberg. As per police records, a culture of violence has been prevailing in the campus for a while. T'Puram Express looks into crimes …
  • A back-breaking ride for Punchakkari commuters 20 Jul 2019 01:36 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The roads leading to the paddy fields of Punchakkari, a much-preferred local tourist and video shooting location, leaves much to be desired. Marred by potholes, they are a danger to the commuters. Mennilam- …
  • ‘Student organisations should create conducive atmosphere for learning’ 20 Jul 2019 01:36 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The main objective of student organisations should be creating a positive atmosphere for students to excel in their studies, said Industries and Youth Welfare Minister E P Jayarajan here on Friday. He was …
  • H1N1 scare: Health Department issues alert 20 Jul 2019 01:36 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Health Department has issued an alert in the wake of H1N1 outbreak in the district. In a statement, the department said that pregnant women, children below the age of two, elderly people and those who are …
  • In a first, CM Pinarayi Vijayan to go live on Facebook 20 Jul 2019 01:36 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Coming under attack from various corners, the CPM is all set to reach out to masses. It is gearing up for a live online interaction of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan with the public. Pinarayi, who is also the …
  • Lok Sabha clears Bill on NHRC constitution 20 Jul 2019 01:05 The participation of civil society representatives will provide more strength to protect human rights, the minister said. New Delhi: Despite serious concerns raised by the Opposition, the Lok Sabha on Friday passed a bill to expedite the process of …
  • India's first Space Park to come up in Kerala 19 Jul 2019 22:58 Chennai: The Kerala Government will set up the country’s first Space Systems Park at the Knowledge City in Thiruvananthapuram to attract global startups working in space sector and also make it as a major manufacturing hub for space-related technology, …
  • Relentless rain in Kerala claims two lives, inflicts heavy damage 19 Jul 2019 20:23 Heavy rain that lashed the State on Friday claimed two lives, and, combined with coastal erosion, caused widespread damage to property forcing the administrations of several districts to relocate scores of families to relief camps. A 55-year-old man died …
  • AICTE Chairman stresses on industry-academia partnership 19 Jul 2019 16:28 Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) It is the responsibility of the industries to associate themselves with academic institutes throughout the year to enhance employability and teachers should be well equipped for the holistic development of the students, AICTE …
  • Kerala to set up India's first space tech park in Thiruvananthapuram 19 Jul 2019 16:22 The Kerala government will set up the country’s first space tech park at Thiruvananthapuram's Knowledge City. The move is aimed at making the city a manufacturing hub for space-related technology. A space museum named after former President of India Dr …
  • Heavy rains lash Kerala as southwest monsoon gains strength 19 Jul 2019 15:08 Kerala’s Kannur waterlogged after heavy rains. (Express Photo) Heavy rains lashed several parts of Kerala for the second day Friday as the southwest monsoon intensified in the state after a period of lull. According to the India Meteorological Department …
  • Kerala CM wants SC judgments in Malayalam too 19 Jul 2019 14:47 Thiruvananthapuram:  Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday wrote to Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad requesting that all Supreme Court judgments should be made available in Malayalam also. In his letter, …
  • Kerala to set up state-of-the-art Space Park in Thiruvananthapuram 19 Jul 2019 14:15 Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 (IANS) In a bid to become a major manufacturing hub for space-related technology, and attract global start-ups working on research and development in the space sector, the Kerala government will set up the country’s first state- …
  • Kerala Governor summons Vice-Chancellor of University College 19 Jul 2019 14:10 By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A day after describing the developments in the prestigious University College, where a student was stabbed, as "very disturbing", Kerala Governor P Sathasivam Friday summoned the Kerala University Vice-Chancellor. The …
  • ‘salt & pepper & silver linings’ has tales of grandmothers from around the world 19 Jul 2019 12:34 Grandmothers, call them by any name, evoke memories of another day: of childhood, vacations, stories, food, unbound love and much more, not all necessarily sweet and mushy. So, in 2016, when poet, artist and academic Babitha Marina Justin happened to read …
  • ADB to sanction $250 mn loan for Kerala's post-flood reconstruction 19 Jul 2019 12:32 AFP/Getty Images The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has reportedly promised to provide a loan of $250 million to help Kerala get back into shape after the 2018 floods. It comes a month after the World Bank sanctioned a $250 million loan for the state. …
  • Cops find knife used by SFI activists to stab University College student 19 Jul 2019 06:58 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The police have recovered the knife which was used by SFI workers to stab Akhil Chandran, a third-year student of the University College. The weapon that can be folded was recovered from the waste pit, which is …
  • Forest dept. stand hits Sabarimala work: TDB 19 Jul 2019 06:47 Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) president A. Padmakumar has accused the Forest Department of ignoring even the Cabinet decision on collecting river sand from the Pampa on the foothills of Sabarimala for various construction works at Sabarimala, Pampa and …
  • Pinarayi refutes reports he called police traitors, working for RSS 19 Jul 2019 02:14 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday refuted media reports that he had slammed the police officers for leaking information to protestors, especially RSS-affiliated organisations, during the Sabarimala …
  • Certification mandatory for food handlers 19 Jul 2019 02:10 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In an attempt to ensure safe and hygienic food for the residents, the city corporation is pioneering a major initiative - a food handler certification programme. The decision comes in the wake of the recent stale …
  • The multifaceted 19 Jul 2019 02:10 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Aswin Paravur, an MEd student of Government College of Teacher Education, Thycaud, holds a post-graduate degree in MSc Physics. Interestingly, the science student is a magician and a farmer too. Aswin recently …
  • Out-thinking monsoon maladies 19 Jul 2019 02:10 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Monsoon brings us some much-needed respite from the summer heat, but the monsoon can also bring about some health issues. Damp conditions play host to many disease-causing bacteria and germs, giving rise to some …
  • Bee the change 19 Jul 2019 02:10 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Morgan Freeman made international headlines after he converted his 124-acre ranch in the US into a bee sanctuary. Closer to home, we have a similar inspiring tale of a millennial apiculturist from Chittar in …
  • Admission to new batch of Malayalam Pallikkoodam to begin 19 Jul 2019 02:10 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: To encourage Malayalam language skills among children, Malayalam Pallikkoodam has started admission to new batch starting on August 17. The classes have been divided into Aksharakalari (five to seven years), …
  • Raavan: The unsung antihero 19 Jul 2019 01:28 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: You do have a warm heart, Raavan. Don’t use it just to pump blood through your body. Let it also propel dharma through your soul. Rise to do good. Do good for this land of ours,  which is suffering in poverty, chaos …
  • A day well spent at Vellayani 19 Jul 2019 01:28 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Vellayani is the biggest freshwater lake in Thiruvananthapuram district. It lies 11 kilometres away from the city. Starting from Punchakkari, the lake offers numerous retreat spots for tourists along its shore. …
  • Kerala Governor displeased over SFI stabbing case 18 Jul 2019 18:09 Kottayam, July 18 (IANS) Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam on Thursday expressed his displeasure over the way things have unfolded at the famed University College in Thiruvananthapuram last week when a student was stabbed to death by SFI members. Speaking at a …
  • Decision To Abort Chandrayaan-2 Wasn't Taken By ISRO Chairman 18 Jul 2019 12:16 Patience pays at ISRO. Hundreds of scientists spent the last three days burning the midnight oil and working in teams from cities like Thiruvananthapuram, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad, with the Prime Minister's Office keeping an eye on the progress. After …
  • After World Cup, what's next in Team India's schedule for home and away fixtures 18 Jul 2019 10:50 Image Source : GETTY IMAGES India cricket team The 2019 World Cup is over and its now time to work on improving the squad after India were ousted from the semi-finals of the quadrennial tournament once again. After four continuous action-packed months, …
  • Parts of Kerala to get extremely heavy rainfall, red alert issued in five districts 18 Jul 2019 08:44 Sea condition is predicted to be ‘rough to very rough.’ (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran) As of data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala has recorded a 48% deficiency in this year’s southwest monsoon till …
  • Thiruvananthapuram: 13-year-old hit in madrassa, loses sight 18 Jul 2019 03:37 Thiruvananthapuram: A 13-year-old boy suffered 90 per cent vision loss allegedly after being brutally assaulted in a madrassa in Kollam. The incident occurred at Chavara last Sunday when a 26-year-old senior student from the class hit the young boy with a …
  • Puttingal mishap: Judicial panel submits findings to Chief Minister 18 Jul 2019 02:39 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The judicial commission which inquired into the cause and circumstances that led to Puttingal firework tragedy in Kollam handed over its findings to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday. The tragedy that happened on April 9, …
  • Govt job for Rajkumar’s wife, Rs 16 L for bereaved kin 18 Jul 2019 02:39 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government has decided to provide employment to Vijaya, the wife of the Nedumkandam custodial death victim Rajkumar. The family will be given financial assistance of Rs 16 lakh. The decision to offer government job was taken …
  • Jump in POCSO cases registered in Malappuram dist 18 Jul 2019 02:39 Express News Service KOZHIKODE: There has been a rise in the number of cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in Malappuram district, with opinion divided on whether this reflects a vigilant child protection …
  • SFI, AISF workers clash at Vypeen Govt College 18 Jul 2019 02:31 By Express News Service KOCHI: At a time when SFI is drawing flak from all quarters for its involvement in the stabbing incident at University College in Thiruvananthapuram, its workers clashed with AISF activists at Government Arts And Science College, …
  • Left Front to review state govt’s performance 18 Jul 2019 02:31 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Left Front is all set to initiate the process of reviewing the Pinarayi Vijayan Government’s performance from next month onwards. It is slated to begin with the Chief Minister’s report which is to be …
  • Rare procedure performed at Sree Chitra institute 18 Jul 2019 02:31 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Science and Technology (SCTIMST) performed a rare procedure on Wednesday as it carried out an aortic dissection without surgery. It was the Interventional Radiology …
  • One lakh title deeds to be distributed by June 2020 18 Jul 2019 02:31 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Revenue Department has set an ambitious target to distribute pattayams (title deed) to one lakh families by next June. The target is closer to the total number of title deeds distributed by the LDF Government …
  • ‘We cannot take harsh action against lessees’ 18 Jul 2019 02:31 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Revenue Minister E Chandrasekharan made a half-hearted attempt at recovering the burgeoning lease rent of revenue land. The department is yet to receive Rs 1,155 crore in arrears from institutional tenants. The …
  • PSC, varsity irregularities akin to Vyapam scam, says Chennithala 18 Jul 2019 02:31 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala on Wednesday demanded a CBI inquiry into the alleged anomalies in PSC recruitment and conduct of examinations by universities in the state. Recent incidents at the University …
  • Banana farmers in Kerala form association 17 Jul 2019 17:38 Banana farmers in Kerala have formed a Banana Farmers Association as a follow-up to the National Banana Festival hosted here last year by the Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (Cissa), an NGO. Cissa has been continuing with its efforts …
  • Governor seeks report from Kerala University VC on seizure of answer sheets from SFI leader’s house 17 Jul 2019 16:55 Governor is also the Chancellor of the varsity. (Representational image) Governor P Sathasivam Tuesday sought a report from the Kerala University on the seizure of several bundles of answer sheets from the house of a leader of the students’ wing of ruling …
  • Kerala to give job to custodial death victim’s widow 17 Jul 2019 11:52 Thiruvananthapuram, July 17 (IANS) Even as the Justice (retd) K. Narayana Kurup-headed commission, appointed by the Kerala government to probe alleged custodial death of a financial agent in the Idukki district last month, is set to exhume the body to …
  • Students Try To Breach Kerala Secretariat As Cabinet Meet Was Underway 17 Jul 2019 11:12 Thiruvananthapuram: Four Kerala Students Union (KSU) activists on Wednesday breached the fencing of the state Secretariat even as a Cabinet meeting was underway to protest against the killing of a fellow student at the University College in …
  • Kerala Gets Red Alert For "Extremely Heavy Rain". What Does It Mean? 17 Jul 2019 04:49 Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala has faced a 46 per cent deficit in monsoon rainfall this season, with most reservoirs running worryingly low. However, yesterday the state's Disaster Management Authority issued Red Alerts for certain districts, on …
  • Pinarayi warns cops of strict action for custodial torture 17 Jul 2019 01:46 By PTI THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Tuesday warned police personnel that they would face strict action, including dismissal from service, if they torture prisoners and illegally keep people in custody. Vijayan's stern …
  • Peermade sub-jail staff to face departmental action 17 Jul 2019 01:43 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Prisons Department has initiated action against Peermedu sub-jail officials for their lapses in providing timely treatment to Raj Kumar, who was brutally tortured by policemen in Nedumkandam station, that …
  • Kerala govt to come up with water budget 17 Jul 2019 01:43 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With many parts of the state reeling under acute water shortage, the Water Resources Department is all set to come up with a water budget to assess availability of water and the state’s requirement, in addition …
  • Forest adalats to be held in Kerala soon 17 Jul 2019 01:43 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Soon there will be forest adalats to address complaints from the public in connection with the Forest Department. To be held in districts across the state, the first one is scheduled to be held in the state …
  • Phase-II of Aswamedham on August 14 17 Jul 2019 01:36 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The second phase of Aswamedham campaign to wipe out leprosy and related illness will start on August 14. The campaign that will cover districts of Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, …
  • Development works begin at Kazhakoottam GHSS 17 Jul 2019 01:35 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The call to make the Government Higher Secondary School at Kazhakoottam hi-tech hit a purple patch with the fund collection drive managing to mop up Rs 11 lakh in an hour. Initiated by minister for co-operation, …
  • Centre asked to share Sree Chitra’s ‘Karunya’ cost 17 Jul 2019 01:35 Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) agreeing to be part of the Karunya Arogya Suraksha Padhathi (KASP), the state government has begun deliberations to figure out the …
  • Coops to form plaint panels to report sexual harassment 17 Jul 2019 01:35 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State Cooperative Department has given a directive to the joint registrars and joint directors in all districts to check whether all cooperative societies, banks and other institutions have constituted …
  • KSRTC’s penchant for FPs leave rural students stranded 17 Jul 2019 01:35 By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Students from rural areas are facing neglect from KSRTC as their timings and mode of operation leave much to be desired. One of the major complaints against KSRTC is that it has converted many of its ordinary …