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  • Traffic restored in Thrissur following goods train accident; know cancelled trains
    Thrissur: The efforts to restore the train services disrupted due to the derailed goods train in Puthukkad has been succeeded by Saturday afternoon. The trains are now running at a reduced speed through the accident location. The authorities continued the track restoration works on Saturday morning after the goods train was cleared. Meanwhile, nine trains were cancelled and many more services were delayed on Saturday following the incident. Trains cancelled Thiruvananthapuram- Shoranur Expre…
    - 12 Feb 22, 5:34pm -
  • Live wire falls on running train in Kottayam
    Kottayam: A live electric wire was fell onto a running train here on Saturday. The accident happened near Kothanellur. No casualties were reported. Thiruvananthapuram-New Delhi Kerala Express was halted for some time following the incident. Passengers were deboarded. On Friday, a goods train was derailed near Thrissur. The traffic due to this accident was restored only by Saturday noon.
    - 12 Feb 22, 5:20pm -
  • IPL 2022: Nicholas Pooran acquired by SRH for Rs 10.75 cr
    Bengaluru: West Indies wicketkeeper-batter Nicholas Pooran was picked up by SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) for Rs 10.75 crore in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) mega auction. For Pooran, interest was shown by SRH and Kolkata Knight Riders, and in the end, the left-handed batter went to SunRisers. Earlier, Wriddhiman Saha and Sam Billings went unsold in the auction while Ishan Kishan was picked up by Mumbai Indians for Rs 15.25 crore. Dinesh Karthik went to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)…
    - 12 Feb 22, 5:11pm -
  • Industrialist Rahul Bajaj passes away
    Mumbai: Industrialist and Padma Bhushan-awardee Rahul Bajaj, the former chairman of Bajaj group passed away at the age of 83 on Saturday, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari informed. He breathed his last at Ruby Hall Hospital in Pune. "Rahul Bajaj died today at 2.30 pm. He died due to heart and lungs problems. He was admitted for past one month in Ruby hall hospital in Pune," Dr Parvej Grant, chairman of Ruby Hall hospital told ANI. Born on June 10, 1938, Rahul Bajaj held a Bachelors degree in econ…
    - 12 Feb 22, 4:45pm -
  • Opposition parties slam Uttarakhand CM Dhami's promise to implement Uniform Civil Code
    New Delhi: Hours after Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Saturday promised to introduce Uniform Civil Code in the state if BJP comes to power again, opposition parties gave mixed reactions to the statement. All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), Congress, and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) slammed the chief minister over the announcement of implementing UCC stating the decision is being taken ahead of Uttarakhand Assembly elections while Bharatiya Janata Party and BJP Yuva…
    - 12 Feb 22, 3:59pm -
  • Aryan Khan makes first appearance after drug scandal, spotted with Suhana Khan at IPL 2022 auction
    New Delhi: As superstar Shah Rukh Khan has remained low-key for some time now, his kids Aryan Khan and Suhana Khan have stepped in for him to take charge of the Indian Premier League (IPL) mega auction for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The pictures of SRKs kids Aryan and Suhana have gone viral on the internet where they can be seen attending the IPL 2022 mega auction in Bengaluru. The official account of KKR has also shared a glimpse of the two preparing for the IPL Auction strategies with…
    - 12 Feb 22, 3:20pm -
  • Illegal 'Hans' packaging centre busted in Kerala
    Malappuram: Kerala police on Saturday unearthed an illegal godown-cum-packaging centre of banned tobacco products near Perachanthur in Malappuram district. About 750 packets of chewable tobacco products, some other drugs, a weighing machine and packing materials were seized during the raid, police said. The workers, who were present at the packing centre, fled the spot before police officials reached the house where the illegal activities were taking place. Police registered a case and invest…
    - 12 Feb 22, 3:07pm -
  • Fort Kochi: Two arrested for 'attempting to extort money alleging sexual harassment'
    Kochi: Two persons have been arrested on Saturday for allegedly trying to extort money from a lodge owner after levelling charges for sexual harassment. Rinseena, a native of Mattancherry, and Shahjahan, an auto driver, were arrested by the police in connection with the incident. Accotding to police, the accused assaulted the owner alleging that they faced health problems while staying in the hotel. The footage of this incident has also come out. Rinseena lived in the lodge situated in Fort K…
    - 12 Feb 22, 2:57pm -
  • Forest dept rescues 8-feet-long Cobra found while digging well
    Kurichy: With a surge in temperature, sightings of snakes, especially cobras, have increased in Kurichy. An eight-feet long cobra has been spotted while digging for a well near Malakunnath Kizhakkekuttu Sasi Kumar's house. The workers who were alarmed by seeing the cobra called the panchayat member who later passed the information to Vishal, a rescue team member of the forest department. Soon he arrived and rescued the snake from the well. The snake was handed over to the forest department. Th…
    - 12 Feb 22, 2:17pm -
  • Two-thirds of Kerala immigrants returned during Covid; Call to hold survey to assess social impact
    Kochi: Abdul Jabbar (47) of Karattu House at Kalathara in Kozhikode is the sole breadwinner of a large family, including his wife, four children, mother, brother, who is paralyzed on one side of the body after a stroke four years ago, and brother's wife and two children. It was as a last resort, he had moved to the Gulf (Dubai) a few years back but the Covid-19 pandemic shattered all his hopes as in April 2020 he was forced to come back. "The mobile shop, in which I was working, had been closed…
    - 12 Feb 22, 12:47pm -
  • Gold price jumps to 2-year high; Rs 800 up for a sovereign
    Kozhikode: Gold recorded its highest daily increase during the last two years. The price of a sovereign of gold increased by Rs 800 to Rs 37,440. Further, a gram of gold now costs Rs 4,680,an increase of Rs 100. Meanwhile, investors have shifted their focus to gold with signs of Russia looking to invade Ukraine in the coming days. The change in the international market has paved way for the gold price to increase by 35 dollars. However, gold priceremained unchanged on Friday. In the last two d…
    - 12 Feb 22, 12:41pm -
  • Kochi man to sell his tourist buses at Rs 40/kg
    Kochi: Exasperated over the burden of loans and police excess amid the pandemic, the owner of Royal Travels tourist buses in Kerala's Kochi has decided to sell off his tourist buses at Rs 40 per kilo. According to Roy, the owner of the buses, he has taken the decision as a protest and only solution to mitigate the ordeal he is going through. Notably, Covid-19 related restrictions have badly affected the tourist bus operators. Citing the same, Roy said that all his buses were purchased on loans.…
    - 12 Feb 22, 12:27pm -
  • Uttarakhand CM promises Uniform Civil Code in state if BJP retains power
    Khatima: Chief MinisterPushkarSinghDhamion Saturday said that if Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) retains power after the Assembly elections, it will implement the Uniform Civil Code in the state. Dhamisaid in a press conference in Khatima, where he was campaigning, that soon after the swearing-in ceremony, the BJP government will form a panel that will prepare a draft of the Uniform Civil Code for the state. "Soon after its swearing-in, new BJP govt will form a committee including stakeholders, j…
    - 12 Feb 22, 12:27pm -
  • Education minister releases audio books for Class 10, 12 students
    Thiruvananthapuram: In continuation to the First Bell digital classes being aired through KITE VICTERS channel, theKeralaEducation department on Saturday released audio books for Classes 10 and 12. The audio books for the revision portions for both Classes 10 and 12, whose public examinations are just weeks away, was released by General Education Minister V Sivankutty in a function here. The audio books, developed and made available in the First Bell portal --…
    - 12 Feb 22, 12:17pm -
  • Kochi Corporation incurs loss of Rs 6 cr from not collecting tax, reveals audit report
    Kochi: In a startling revelation, an audit report revealed that the Kochi Municipal Corporation lost crores through mismanagement. The corporation incurred a loss of over Rs 6 crore innot collecting property tax from large building owners. According to the audit report, the e-governance project turned out to be a complete failure. Further, huge losses have been incurred for the Ro-Ro service in Fort Kochi and by laying underground cables. The audit report was prepared for FY 2019-20 during the…
    - 12 Feb 22, 12:03pm -
  • 'Withdraw recovery notices against anti-CAA protesters', SC to UP govt
    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to withdraw the recovery notices issued to the alleged anti-CAA protesters in December 2019 while observing that the proceedings were contrary to the law laid down by it. A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant gave the final opportunity to the State to withdraw the recovery notices saying otherwise it will quash the proceedings for being in violation of the law. "Withdraw the proceedings or we will quash it for bein…
    - 12 Feb 22, 11:58am -
  • Motivated comments on India's internal issues not welcome: MEA on Hijab row
    New Delhi: India on Saturday rejected criticism by some countries over the simmering dress code row in certain educational institutions in Karnataka and said that "motivated comments" on the countrys internal issues are not welcome. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that those who know India well would have a proper appreciation of the realities. "A matter regarding dress code in some educational institutions in the State of Karnataka is under judicial examination by t…
    - 12 Feb 22, 11:41am -
  • KSEB proposes to hike power tariff by 92 paise
    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has moved a request to the Regulatory Commission seeking permission to increase the electricity tariff in the state for the next five years. KSEB has demanded an increase of 92 paise from the beginning of the new financial year. However, the commission will make a decision afteKSEB seeks electricity tariff hike for next five years Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has moved a request to the Regulatory Comm…
    - 12 Feb 22, 11:02am -
  • Poisoning Children
    The school is our first door to the outside world and other people. Stepping out from the closed and familiar environs of home, family or community, one's first brush with the world begins with school life. We come to know that we live in a world to be shared with others who are different from us in every respect: class, caste, creed, colour, character, language, looks,ways of talking, dressing, eating or praying. We understand and respect that others too have equal rights in this world. School…
    - 12 Feb 22, 10:59am -
  • India logs 50,407 fresh COVID cases, 804 deaths
    New Delhi:Indiasaw a single day rise of 50,407 coronavirus infections, which took the tally of cases to 4,25,86,544, while the active cases have declined to 6,10,443, according to Union health ministry data updated on Saturday. The death toll has climbed to 5,07,981 with 804 daily fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated. The daily COVID-19 cases are being recorded at less than one lakh for the last six consecutive days. The active cases comprise 1.43 per cent of the total infections, whil…
    - 12 Feb 22, 10:43am -

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