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  • Ramesh Chennithala alleges Rs 200 crore corruption in liquor price hike, demands Vigilance probe
    Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala has written to the Director of Vigilance demanding a probe into the state government action of hiking the liquor price. The letter demands a probe against the Chief Minister, Excise Minister and Bevco MD. Chennithala had earlier alleged corruption into the move of increasing the price of Indian-made foreign liquor. The letter written to the Vigilance Director is a follow up on that. A corruption of Rs 200 crore has taken place. A detailed…
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  • 'She has no mercy'; T Padmanabhan criticises Women's Commission chairperson
    Kannur: Writer T Padmanabhan opined that the incident in which Women's Commission chairperson M C Josephine insulted an 87-year-old woman was a brutal act. Josephine behaves without showing any kindness and compassion. Why was she appointed with a high salary and car, the writer asked. T Padmanabhan asked this to CPM leader P Jayarajan during a party door-to-door visit programme ahead of the Assembly election. P Jayarajan and other party leaders were visiting the households in the area where T…
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  • India records 14,849 new corona cases; active cases 1.84 lakh
    New Delhi: India recorded 14,849 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking the active cases to 1,84,408 and total tally to 1,06,54,533, Health Ministry data said. A total of 155 more fatalities took the countrys COVID death toll to 1,53,339. In all, 1,03,16,786 patients have recovered so far, pushing the national recovery rate to 96.82 per cent, the Ministry said. The active cases now account for only 1.74 per cent of the total caseload. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)…
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  • Kerala should be Congress-free as part of Congress-free India, says B Gopalakrishnan
    Thrissur: BJP spokesperson B Gopalakrishnan stated that Kerala is becoming a fertile land for the BJP. He also said that Kerala should be Congress-free as part of Congress-free India. But that does not mean a Kerala filled with communists. The BJP spokesperson said that there are people in the BJP and outside who feel that the party's main objective in Kerala is to defeat the Left parties. The circumstances in the past have often validated this point of view. This has slowed down BJPs progress.…
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  • Meppadi elephant attack: Victim trampled to death while trying to escape
    Shahana Wayanad: The body of Kannur native Shahana, who was trampled to death by a wild elephant in Meppadi, will be handed over to family on Sunday after the post mortem. The elephant attack happened while Shahana was staying inside the tent of a private resort. The tragic incident took placeon Saturday evening. It is said that she fell down while running away after she heard the trumpeting of the elephant. She was trampled to death by the elephant that followed her. The cause of death can o…
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  • POCSO accused mother speaks to media; wants her children back
    Kollam: The woman accused in the Kadakkavur POCSO case stated that the case against her is fabricated and that her husband and his second wife are behind the case. She was speaking to the media at home after being released on bail. She told the media that she wants all her children back, including her son who filed the complaint. She said that the case was filed by her husband and his second wife in order to escape from paying her the alimony after she filed a case in the family court. She wa…
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  • Kerala reports most number of COVID-19 cases per day in India
    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala remains in top position in the number of COVID-19 cases reported per day in the country. The daily number of COVID patients in Kerala has been above 6,000 for the last 4 days. In comparison, the daily figure in Maharashtra, where the most number of people were infected with COVID, is below 3,000 per day. Kerala is fourth in the country in the number of total COVID cases reported so far with 8,77,282 cases till Friday. Maharashtra (20,03,657), Karnataka (9,34,576) and…
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  • Alappuzha bypass inauguration: Centre removes names of ministers, MPs from list of invitees
    Alappuzha: Centre has removed the names of Ministers Thomas Isaac and Thilothaman, Members of Parliament AM Ariff and KC Venugopal have been removed from the list of invitees for the inaugural ceremony of Alappuzha bypass. The names of the ministers and the MPs were removed from the list that was sent by Union Minister Nithin Gadkari's office. The state has written a letter to the Minister's office demanding a correction regarding the same. The inaugural ceremony is organised by the Union Mini…
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  • National Girl Child Day: PM Modi hails accomplishments of nation's daughters in various fields
    New Delhi: The central government has undertaken many initiatives that focus on empowering the girl child including access to education, better healthcare and improving gender sensitivity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on National Girl Child Day on Sunday. India celebrates the National Girl Child Day, an initiative of the ministry of women and child development, every year on January 24. "On National Girl Child Day, we salute our #DeshKiBeti and the accomplishments in various fields," Modi…
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  • Dollar smuggling case: Customs gearing up to interrogate Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan
    Kochi: The Customs department will interrogate Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan in connection with the dollar smuggling case. Steps to prepare the notice to be issued to the Speaker have been initiated. The Customs have decided to question Sreeramakrishnan at the earliestas the Assembly session has concluded. Customs is seeking legal advice from three different sources. Each word in the notice will be based on the legal advice. Customs is exercising caution this time as the notice sent to the Assem…
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  • Poaching of leopard: Incident came to light during attempt to sell meat
    Mankulam (Idukki): In connection with the incident of poaching and consuming leopard, the forest department officials have started procedures to interrogate the accused. They will file a plea in the court on Monday seeking custody of the accused. The forest officials were informed that the accused had earlier killed and consumed a porcupine also. It was also found that the poaching of leopard came to light after the accused tried to sell the meat. The leopard was trapped in a snare set up in t…
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  • About 25,000 tractors from UP, U'khand to participate in 'kisan parade': Rakesh Tikait
    Ghaziabad: Around 25,000 tractors from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand will participate in the kisanparade in the national capital on January 26, BharatiyaKisanUnion (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said. Farmers moving towards UP Gate from the two states on their tractor trolleys were intercepted by police in different districts but farmers will arrive here at every cost, he said. "Around 25,000 tractors would arrive here and a tractor rally would be brought out on Republic Day. Apart from the distri…
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  • Soon, traffic violations will impact your motor vehicle insurance premium too
    Mumbai: The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) has prepared draft guidelines for linking the motor insurance with traffic rule violations to determine the premium. The IRDA published the report of the working committee which was appointed to conduct a study in this regard, for collecting public opinion. Certain points have been fixed for each type of rule violation. The extra premium will be determined on the basis of this. More points will be given to drunken driving. The co…
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  • LDF to stage rallies; development the agenda for CPI (M)'s Assembly election campaign
    Thiruvananthapuram: The LDF is gearing up to conduct a rally in response to the Aiswarya Kerala Yathra by Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala. The CPI (M) state secretariat has decided to conduct southern and northern regional rallies. An announcement in this regard is expected after the LDF meeting on Wednesday. The CPI (M) has decided to make development the main agenda of its election campaign. The CPI (M) state secretariat observed that corrective steps taken by Congress and UDF following…
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  • Family court orders man to return 424 sovereigns, Rs 2.97 cr to wife; pay Rs 70,000 per month
    Irinjalakuda: The family court here ordered that a woman complainant was eligible to be returned gold ornaments worth 424 sovereigns, Rs 2,97,85,000 crore and Rs 70,000 per month as alimony from her husband and his family. Irinjalakuda Family Court judge S. S. Seenas order pertains to the complaint filed by Irinjalakuda Kandeswaram native Sruthy against her huband Dr. Sreethu Gopi, a native of Kottooli in Kozhikode district, his father Gopi, mother Mallika, brother Sruthi Gopi and his wife Sree…
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  • Bird flu outbreak reported in 13 states so far: Centre
    New Delhi: Cases of bird flu have been confirmed in 13 states so far of which of which Avian Influenza has been reported in poultry birds from nine states whilein wild birds from 12 states, the Union Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying confirmed on Saturday. As on January 23, outbreaks of Avian Influenza (Bird flu) have been confirmed in nine states (Kerala, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab) for poultry birds and…
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  • 10-man FC Goa hold Kerala Blasters to 1-1 draw
    Bambolim: FC Goa managed to fend off a tough press by Kerala Blasters to settle for a point each with a 1-1 draw in the Indian Super League (ISL) at GMC Stadium, Bambolim on Saturday. Goa took the lead through a 25th minute strike from Jorge Ortiz Mendoza. Rahul KP then scored the equaliser for Kerala Blasters in the 57th minute with a brilliant header. Goa were reduced to 10 men in the 65th minute with Ivan Gonzalez received two yellow cards within seconds. Goa started with what they do the b…
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  • Lalu Prasad Yadav admitted to cardiac ICU at AIIMS
    New Delhi: Former Chief Minister of Bihar Lalu Prasad Yadav has been admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi after developing pneumonia, late on Saturday evening, officials told IANS. The RJD chief is kept in the cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) of the hospital under the supervision of a team of doctors led by Dr Rakesh Yadav, professor of department of cardiology, the official added. Lalu Prasad was brought to Delhi by air ambulance after his health condition de…
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  • Delhi Police has given nod to farmers' tractor parade on Jan 26, claim protesting unions
    New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Saturday gave permission to protesting farmer unions to hold their tractor parades on January 26 in the national capital, farmer leaders claimed. The tractor parades will start from the Ghazipur, Singhu and Tikri border points of Delhi, but details will be finalised tonight, farmer leader Abhimanyu Kohar said after attending a meeting between the unions and the police. Kohar claimed that the Delhi Police has given its nod to the farmers tractor parade on Repu…
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  • Kerala reports 6,960 fresh Covid cases; test positivity rate at 11.40 percent
    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 6,960 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, informed Health Minister KK Shailaja. The test positivity rate was at 11.40 percent. The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Ernakulam – 1083, Kozhikode – 814, Kottayam – 702, Kolam – 684, Pathanamthitta – 557, Malappuram – 535, Thiruvananthapuram – 522, Alappuzha – 474, Thrissur – 401, Kannur – 321, Wayanad – 290, Idukki – 256, Palakkad – 234 and Kasaragod – 87. One UK returnee, teste…
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  • Muslim League-Congress ties dip over civic bypoll shocker
    Loss of traditional seat in ward 37 of Kalamassery municipality jolts iUML, leads to fingers pointed at senior ally
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  • Real estate off base
    Although the government has brought in a spree of relaxations to boost the economy following a crippling lockdown, many sectors continue to remain in crisis.
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  • HC orders assessment of footpaths on Kochi roads
    The Kerala High Court on Friday directed the amici curiae appointed in the Kochi city road maintenance case to inspect the condition of footpaths at least on the major roads and submit a report.
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  • KSUM’s Green Geo Farms uses IoT to deliver fresh milk
    Innovative dairy startup Green Geo Farms has come up with an online platform that delivers fresh milk to customers, enabling producers to widen their market access.
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 7:09am -
  • Time to change to alternatives
    Meanwhile, organisations like the Association of structural engineers are highlighting the need to turn challenges into opportunities by adapting to the alternative methods of construction.
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 7:09am -
  • One more UK returnee tests Covid positive for new strain
    The state has been monitoring the passengers flying down from European countries following a national alert.
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 7:08am -
  • Day 5: 12,120 health workers vaccinated
    As many as 12,120 health workers took Covid vaccination on Friday taking the total beneficiaries to just below 47,900.
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 7:06am -
  • UDF district leadership meeting next week
    The meeting will specifically focus on wresting the Kochi seat which Presentation had lost to LDF rsquo;s K J Maxy in 2016.
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 7:05am -
  • 1,018 test Covid positive, 1,005 recover in Ernakulam district
    The district on Thursday reported 1,018 new Covid cases. Of the newly infected, 952 contracted the disease through local transmission.
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 7:04am -
  • Kalamassery set to figure in UDF seat-sharing discussions
    Kalamassery, a sitting assembly seat of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), is set to figure prominently in seat-sharing discussions in the UDF.
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 7:04am -
  • Air technical officers inducted into Navy
    The parade was reviewed by Naval Ship Repair Yard Admiral Superintendent Rear Admiral Deepak Bansal.
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 7:03am -
  • A call for compassion 
    Suresh rsquo;s family too shares the same level of compassion for animals as him.
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 7:01am -
  • Good deed
    City-based environmental activist Eloor Gopinath has said that the number of tree injuries in the city is increasing by the day.
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 7:00am -
  • #Southsideheat
    Kochi has encouraged and absorbed global trends in everything mdash; movies, fashion, food and music.
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 6:59am -
  • Capturing life in frames
    Thiruvananthapuram native John Bennet has been fascinated with photography since his school days.
    - 1 day ago 23 Jan 21, 6:58am -
  • Down to a fine ‘f’art
    A children rsquo;s book illustrator, 25-year-0ld Kamala M Nair rsquo;s repertoire of work exudes lively and spectacular illustrations marked by colour palettes that can uplift a child rsquo;s senses
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 7:09pm -
  • Baking a difference
    The recently launched Kunju rsquo;s Baking Academy is an initiative that empowers aspiring bakers with various techniques of baking through a three-month online course
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 6:54pm -
  • Huracan time travel 
    Here is the story of how a Lamborghini Huracan ended up in the heart of a village in Pattambi, Palakkad, as part of the Italian sports car company rsquo;s global art and photography project
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 6:52pm -
  • KSFDC to roll out e-ticketing for theatres in Kerala
    KSFDC is also planning to introduce a platform which proposes the integration of private reservation agencies.
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 3:06pm -
  • Drugs on the loose
    The Covid-induced lockdown has popularised e-pharmacies, helping many buy vital medicines while going out of the house was hard.
    - 2 days ago 22 Jan 21, 7:06am -

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