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  • newTraders in Kozhikode unable to open shops as authorities enforce more Covid curbs
    Kozhikode: Traders are facing more hurdles when they try to open shops to survive during the lockdown period. Apart from the already enforced Covid curbs, they are compelled to follow the guidelines issued by the District Disaster Management Authority too. Even small shops are unable to open due to this. It has been directed that the staff in shops must get at least one dose of Covid vaccine or produce RT-PCR or antigen test result obtained within a month. The police officers have started check…
    - 1 hour ago 28 Jul 21, 9:14am -
  • newTokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu marches into last 16 after beating Ngan Yi
    Tokyo: Star Indian shuttlerPVSindhudefeated Hong Kongs Ngan Yi Cheung in her second Group J match of the Tokyo Olympics here at the Musashino Forest Plaza Court 2 on Wednesday. Sindhudefeated Ngan Yi Cheung in straight sets 21-9, 21-16 to cruise into the elimination round of womens singles. The 26-year-old Indian wasted no time in the first set and won it with ease. The first set (21-9) lasted for just 15 minutes. In the second set, Cheung as expected tried to pull the match away fromSindhu, b…
    - 1 hour ago 28 Jul 21, 8:55am -
  • newSeized vehicle auction pays off well; over Rs 6 cr collected from Malappuram
    Kalikavu: The government kitty received a good amount when the seized vehicles were auctionedin four districts. Malappuram district received Rs5.4 crore from the auction. When the 18% GST is added, it will cross Rs6 crores. Scrap worth Rs67 lakh was sold in Thrissur and Alappuzha bagged Rs47 lakh. Police stations in Malappuramstill have more vehicles parked in their premises, mostly captured during illegal mining of river sand. Revenue department also has claimed authority over these vehicles.…
    - 1 hour ago 28 Jul 21, 8:54am -
  • new18 killed in UP as truck rams into stationary bus
    Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh):Eighteen people were killed when a truck rammed into a double-decker bus on the Lucknow-Ayodhya National Highway under the Ram Sanehighat police circle. Fifteen persons have been seriously injured and have been referred to the Trauma Centre in Lucknow. According to reports, the accident took place in the early hours of Wednesday. The bus was going from Haryana to Bihar. As per reports, the double-decker bus on the Kalyani River bridge on the Ayodhya border, was halted…
    - 1 hour ago 28 Jul 21, 8:54am -
  • newWoman suffers brutal torture at work in Abu Dhabi, hospitalised on return
    Piravam: A woman, who was taken to Abu Dhabi for domestic work, complained that she was severely beaten during her work time there. The victim is Lizzie (55), wife of Thankappan from Edakad, who was hired two years back for baby sitting. The harassment news was revealed by Lizzie when she returned the other day. The family rushed Lizzie to Piravom Taluk Hospital and later to Kolencherry Medical College Hospital after she arrivedat the airport. There are scars of burns and bruises on her body.…
    - 2 hours ago 28 Jul 21, 8:17am -
  • newElectric vehicles to be purchased at affordable rate for Govt staff, says Minister K Krishnankutty
    Thiruvananthapuram: Minister for Power K Krishnankutty informed the assembly that electric vehicles will be purchased at affordable price for government and quasi-government employees. Currently, the domestic production of electricity is 30 percent and 70-75 percent power is purchased from external sources. Majority of the income of Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) is spent for purchasing electricity. The government gives priority to increase domestic power production at affordable rate.…
    - 2 hours ago 28 Jul 21, 8:16am -
  • newRussell’s Viper snake found from farm with 40 hatchlings
    Russels viper and hatchlings | Photo: Mathrubhumi Erode: A huge Russell's viper snake and its 40 hatchlings were found from a private property in Anthiyur here the other day. The snake and the hatchlings were spotted on the farm owned by Anthiyur native Chandramohan. First, he thought the snake was a python. Following this, he and neighbours put the snake in a drum and contacted the forest officials. Later, the forest guards arrived at the place and identified the snake to be Russell's viper…
    - 2 hours ago 28 Jul 21, 7:53am -
  • newSave Lakshadweep Forum representatives meet Administrator, urge him to 'reconsider' reforms
    Kochi: Representatives of Save Lakshadweep Forum (SLF), a platform of islanders protesting against the administrations reforms in the archipelago, metadministrator Praful Khoda Patel at Kavaratti urging him to"reconsider" all such measures as they will affect the people "detrimentally." Congress leader and ex-MP M Hamdulla Sayeed, who was part of the delegation, told P T I that they were not"satisfied" with the response of the administrator who, according to him, said that all the proposals hav…
    - 2 hours ago 28 Jul 21, 7:52am -
  • newWalayar Checkpost: Officers get Rs 1.71 lakh bribe in just 6 hours
    Palakkad: Vigilance said that although Covid crisis has affected all areas, it has not affected the officials of the motor vehicle department at check posts. This remarkable discovery was made at the 'in' check post at Walayar where vehicles entering Kerala are checked. Depending on the type of freight vehicle, a fixed amount is usually charged. On Monday, the governments daily revenue was Rs 2,50,240.Meanwhile, the vigilance team nabbed the officers who went to work at 8 pm and handed over Rs…
    - 3 hours ago 28 Jul 21, 7:44am -
  • new15 cr doses of COVID-19 vaccines to be available in August: Centre
    New Delhi: Approximately 15 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be available in the month of August, a top government official informed on Tuesday. Addressing a press conference today, NITI Aayog, Member-Health, Dr VK Paul said: "Have supply visibility of approximately 15 crore vaccine doses in the month of August; the exact numbers will be released later." Paul also advised people not to travel unnecessarily and emphasised that some areas are still a matter of concern especiallyKeralaand no…
    - 13 hours ago 27 Jul 21, 9:29pm -
  • newKrunal Pandya tests positive for COVID-19, second T20I postponed
    Colombo:The second T20 International between India and Sri Lanka here on Tuesday was postponed by a day after visiting all-rounder KrunalPandyatested positive for COVID-19, forcing him out of the series with seven days of isolation. As per Sri Lankas health safety protocols, Krunal will not be able to travel back to India with other members of the contingent on July 30 as he will now have to undergo mandatory isolation and obtain a negative RT-PCR report. The third and final T20 is scheduled t…
    - 13 hours ago 27 Jul 21, 9:13pm -
  • newBasavaraj Bommai elected as Karnataka CM at BJP legislative party meeting
    Bengaluru: Karnataka Home Minister BasavarajBommaiwill take over as the state chief minister, a day after the resignation of BS Yediyurappa from the top post. Basavaraj SBommaiwill be the next chief minister of Karnataka, announced BJP observer for the state and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at a meeting of Karnataka BJP Legislative Party in Bengaluru today. Dharmendra Pradhan and G Kishan Reddy -- BJPs Karnataka in-charge Arun Singh, BS Yediyurappa, BasavarajBommai, and Jagadish Shettar w…
    - 13 hours ago 27 Jul 21, 8:47pm -
  • newKerala assembly ruckus case: SC to pronounce crucial verdict Wednesday
    New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India will pronounce its verdict on Wednesday on the Kerala government's plea to withdraw the assembly ruckus case. LDF legislators including education minister V Sivankutty are named as accused in the case. The apex court will pronounce the verdict on Wednesday at 10.30 am. A bench including Justice Chandrachud and MR Shah is considering the case. Earlier, the bench raised criticism against the accused following the hearing. The bench also opined that the legi…
    - 14 hours ago 27 Jul 21, 8:23pm -
  • newTechnical University postpones exams scheduled for July 28 after HC nullifies exams held on Monday
    Kochi: The Kerala High Court here on Tuesday has nullified the examinations conducted by Technical University the other day. Allegations were raised against the university for conducting the examinations of the first and third semesters without abiding by the Covid protocols. The petition was submitted in HC by a group of students accusing the university of not following Covid guidelines during the examinations. As the High Court nullified the examinations held on Monday, the university has po…
    - 14 hours ago 27 Jul 21, 8:13pm -
  • newKerala reports 5 more Zika virus cases, total now 56
    Thiruvananthapuram: Five more people in Kerala tested positive for Zika virus, informed health minister Veena George. A 38-year-old woman from Aanayara, a 17-year-old resident of Petta, a 26-year old woman from Karamana, a 12-year-old resident of Poojappura and a 37-year-old woman from Killippala, were tested positive for the virus. The virus infection was confirmed for the five in the tests conducted at the virology lab in Thiruvananthapuram medical college. With this, the number of Zika viru…
    - 14 hours ago 27 Jul 21, 7:53pm -
  • newConstruction worker wins Vishu Bumper worth Rs 10 cr
    Vadakara: At last,the identity of the lucky winner of Vishu bumper worth Rs 10 crores has come to light. PP Shiju, a construction worker from Thiruvallur bagged the jackpot. The ticket carrying the number LB 430240 which he bought from B K Agency of Vadakara brought fortune to his life. The result of the Vishu bumper came out on July 22. Though it was evident that the prize went to a Thiruvallur native, the person didnt disclose his identity. Only on the last day, Shiju reached the bank with hi…
    - 15 hours ago 27 Jul 21, 6:51pm -
  • new22 districts including 7 in Kerala recorded increasing trend in COVID cases
    New Delhi: The Health Ministry on Tuesday informed that 22 districts in the country have recorded the increase in the trends of the COVID-19 cases for the last four weeks and said that it is a cause of concern. It also said that over 54 districts in the country have reported more than 10 per cent COVID-19 positivity. While addressing a press briefing here, Union Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said, "There are 22 districts -- 7 from Kerala, 5 from Manipur, 3 in Meghalaya among othe…
    - 16 hours ago 27 Jul 21, 6:43pm -
  • newKerala logs 22,129 new COVID cases, 156 deaths, TPR at 12.35 pc
    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 22,129 new Covid cases on Tuesday, informed the health department through a press release. With 156 new fatalities, the death toll mounted to 16,326. Test positivity rate was recorded at 12.35 percent. 13,415 recoveries also were reported. The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Malappuram-4037, Thrissur-2623, Kozhikode-2397, Ernakulam-2352, Palakkad-2115, Kollam-1914, Kottayam-1136, Thiruvananthapuram- 1100, Kannur-1072, Alappuzha-1064, Kasaragod-813…
    - 16 hours ago 27 Jul 21, 6:00pm -
  • newCentre will allot more vaccine doses to Kerala, says Union Health Minister
    New Delhi: The central government has assured that more vaccine doses will be allotted to Kerala to overcome the shortage. The Union health minister informed this during a discussion with Left wing MPs from Kerala. The MPs led by CPM floor leader in Rajya Sabha Elamaram Kareem visited union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya here on Tuesday after Kerala temporarily stopped the vaccination drive due to shortage of doses. MPs Binoy Viswam, MV Shreyams Kumar, Somaprasad, John Brittas, V Sivadasan a…
    - 16 hours ago 27 Jul 21, 5:47pm -
  • newCounterfeit currency mafia nabbed from Piravom with fake notes worth Rs 7.57 lakh
    Piravom: Police busted a counterfeitcurrency mafia here on Tuesday. It is reproted that the accused were engaged in printing counterfeit currency at a rented house in Elanji here. Police seized counterfeit currencies worth Rs 7.57 lakh, machines which were used for printingand paper from the house. The Intelligence Bureau (IB) received secret information and raided the house on Tuesday. They arrested Anand from Vandiperiyar, Sunil from Nedumkandam, Pius from Kottayam and Jibi from Thrissur in c…
    - 17 hours ago 27 Jul 21, 5:31pm -

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