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  • newDon't be overconfident by seeing break in rainfall; be very alert: Kerala CM
    Thiruvananthapuram: Three years ago when Kerala witnessed the worst floods in a century, the Pinarayi Vijayan government came under severe flak for the dam management protocols and it even went to the court, but this time with one round of floods taking place, three shutters of Cheruthoni dam, part of the Idukki reservoir were opened on Tuesday. “People should not be over confident by seeing a break in rainfall today. All people, especially those who live in coastal, hilly or other disaster-p…
    - 38 mins ago 19 Oct 21, 8:44pm -
  • newKerala police record statement of Anupama over complaint on missing child
    Thiruvananthapuram: Peroorkada police have recorded the statement of a woman over the complaint that her father, a local CPM leader, took away her baby. Anupama S Chandran, the daughter of a Peroorkada CPI-M area committee member Jayachandran, came up with allegations against her family members afew days back. She complained that her parents took away her baby on April 19 this year. Since then she has been complaining to various people, including DGP and chief minister, to get the baby back; b…
    - 1 hour ago 19 Oct 21, 8:21pm -
  • newDecision not to consider VS Achuthanandan for CM post in 2016 turned good: Berlin Kunjananthan
    Kozhikode: Wishing a long-life to former chief minister of Kerala VS Achuthanandan on his 98th birthday, veteran communist leader and writer Berlin Kunjananthan Nair has told Mathrubhumi.com that the decision not to make VS the chief minister in 2016 has turned fruitful for the party. “There were some internal issues about which I don't have to talk now. I can say one thing now, the decision taken was not bad. If Pinarayi had not become the chief minister, he wouldn't have ever got the post.…
    - 1 hour ago 19 Oct 21, 7:55pm -
  • newMVD may suspend KSRTC driver Jayadeep's driving license
    Thiruvananthapuram: The KSRTC driver Jayadeep Sebastian who was suspended for reckless driving through a flooded road may lose the driving license as well. The Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) has sent him a show-cause notice. Jayadeep of Erattupetta KSRTC depot drove the bus through a waterlogged road in front of St. Marys Church in Poonjar on Saturday. However, the bus was stopped abruptly causing panic among the passengers. Later, Transport Minister Antony Raju directed the managing directo…
    - 3 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 6:41pm -
  • newUttarakhand: Around 24 died due to incessant rains, maximum casualties from Nainital
    Dehradun: Around 24 people have died due to incessant rains inUttarakhand, out of which maximum casualties are from Nainital district, informedUttarakhandDGP, Ashok Kumar on Tuesday. While speaking to ANI, DGP Kumar, said, "Around 200 people were stuck at Lemon Tree Resort located at Ramnagar-Ranikhet route. All of them are safe and the process to rescue them is on. Water from Kosi River entered the resort after the river overflowed, blocking the route to the resort." He added, "So far 24-25 p…
    - 3 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 6:13pm -
  • newKerala records 7,643 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday; TPR at 9.27 percent
    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 7,643 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, informed the health department in a press release. With 77 new fatalities, the death toll mounted to 27,002. The test positivity rate was recorded at 9.27 percent. The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Thrissur-1,017, Thiruvananthapuram-963, Ernakulam-817, , Kozhikode-787, ,Kottayam-765, Palakkad-542, Kollam-521, Kannur-426, Pathanamthitta- 424, Idukki-400, Malappuram-353, Alappuzha-302, Wayanad-185 and Kasarag…
    - 3 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 6:09pm -
  • newKochi Metro incurs Rs 334-crore loss in 2020-21
    Kochi: The loss of Kochi Metro has increased by Rs. 23 crores compared to the previous year. In 2020-21, the metro marked a loss of Rs 334.41 crores, according to the annual report. It was Rs 310.82 crores in 2019-20 However, there is an increase in the income of the metro rail. In 2020-21, it generated Rs 167.46 crores compared to Rs 134.95 crores in 2019-20. Construction of Aluva-Pettah stretch cost Rs 6218.14 crores. Pettah-SN Junction stretch is expected to cost Rs 710.93 crores. This will…
    - 4 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 5:36pm -
  • newKerala govt should pay serious attention to regulation of daycare centres: HC
    Kochi: TheKeralagovernment has to pay serious attention to regulation of daycare centres and preschools as well as training of teachers and caregivers at these institutions on how to deal with children, the High Court here has said. The court warned the state governments Social Justice Department that if a proper response is not received with regard to directions issued by it in February this year, it "would be constrained to pass appropriate orders". The court in February had issued an interi…
    - 5 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 4:35pm -
  • newFishermen get ready for rescue operation as water from Idukki dam flows to Periyar
    Kochi: Water released from the Idukki dam will reach the Periyar river by evening. Though the situation is not alarming, fishermen are all set to face another flood. When flood ravaged the state in 2018, many low lying areas in Aluva were submerged. Considering this, the fishermen who are known as Kerala's own army has taken preparations for rescue. A total of 10 boats have been taken to Pulinchode area. Fishermen from various coastal areas in Ernakulam districts have reached the spot for rescu…
    - 5 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 4:05pm -
  • newMan jumps into river after attacking fish vendor; clings to tree branch for over one hour
    Kottayam: A manwho assaulted a fish vendorand then jumped into Meenachilriver had to hold on afloating log for one and a half hours. Eventually, the police and fire forces rescued him and brought ashore. The incident took place at Chemmanampadi in Kottayam on Tuesday. The man identified asArun alias Aby hacked Nassar, a fish vendor, with a macheteon Tuesday morning. Nassar was barely 100 meters away from his house when the attack happened. After the attack, Arun jumped into the Meenachil river…
    - 7 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 2:49pm -
  • newKerala rains: Orange alert in 11 districts on Wednesday
    Thiruvananthapuram: The national weather forecasting agency, India Meteorological Department (IMD), on Tuesday, sounded an orange alert for Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, and other districts for October 20 in rain-batteredKerala. Other districts that have been issued with an orange alert include Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur districts. A yellow alert has been sounded in Kasargod, Alapuzha and Kollam district for October 20. Mea…
    - 7 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 2:45pm -
  • newBrewing conflict among leaders is a cause of concern for the CPM?
    Thiruvananthapuram: The guidelines of Communist Party of India (Marxist) has its own code of conduct to be followed by party MLAs and ministers. However, the recent incidents expose the conflicts brewing among its leaders. According to the party guidelines, the questions raised by its MLAs in the assembly should create a political defence against the opposition. Contrary to this, some of the questions raised by CPM MLAs landed its own ministers in trouble, with the recent example in which AN Sh…
    - 7 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 2:37pm -
  • newAmit Shah meets PM Modi, discusses security situation in Kashmir
    New Delhi:Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and informed him about the steps taken by the Jammu and Kashmir administration and the Union Home Ministry to improve the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Shah reached PM Modis official residence 7, Lok Kalyan Marg in the morning to brief him about the situation in Kashmir. The two leaders discussed the atmosphere of fear created due to target killings by terrorists in Kashmir. The Home Minister a…
    - 7 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 1:59pm -
  • newBhupendra Patel asks Uttarakhand CM to help Gujarat pilgrims stranded due to bad weather
    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel spoke to his Uttarakhand counterpart Pushkar Singh Dhami on Tuesday regarding Gujarati pilgrims stuck in the northern state following incessant rains there and urged him to extend all possible help to the visitors. As per a rough estimate, around 100 pilgrims from different parts of Gujarat, who went to Uttarakhand for the Chardham Yatra, were stranded following heavy rains and landslides there, Gujarat Revenue Minister Rajendra Trivedi said. G…
    - 8 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 1:34pm -
  • newPOCSO case against Monson Mavunkal for sexually abusing minor girl
    Kochi: A Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) case has been registered against Monson Mavunkal, accused in the antique fraud case, after he sexually abused a minor girl promising her financial aid for education. It is alleged that Monson Mavunkal brought the minor girl to a house at Vyloppilly lane in Kaloor promising educational assistance and raped her.It is learned that the Ernakulam North police registered a case in connection with the incident and handed it over to the crime…
    - 8 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 1:02pm -
  • newBribe for issuing vehicle fitness certificate; MVD officer caught red-handed
    Kannur: An Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector (AMVI) was arrested on Monday for accepting bribe to issue fitness certificate for a vehiclein Payyannur. PV Prasad, who isAMVI of Payyanur Sub-Regional Transport Office, was caught right-handed by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau officers from his office while accepting Rs 6000 from an applicant. Prasad took a bribe of Rs 6,000 throughan agent. Previously, he had demanded Rs 3,000 for a fitness certificate on September 29 and Rs 6,000 in Oct…
    - 9 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 12:19pm -
  • newThings getting worse in Western Ghats, says Madhav Gadgil
    Thiruvananthapuram: "Things are getting worse in Western Ghats", says eminent ecologist Madhav Gadgil as he urged the people on the "grassroots" to "sufficiently pressure" the elected representatives to take measures to end disasters in areas along its traverse including Kerala. Gadgil and the report prepared by the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) headed by him are back in news after over two dozen people lost their lives in landslides and flash floods occurred in the past few days i…
    - 10 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 11:35am -
  • newKochi Metro offers 50 percent discount on fare to attract passengers
    Ernakulam: Kochi metro has reduced the travel fare to attract more passengers. During certain hours, the passengers have to pay only 50 percent of the fare. The Metro authorities informed through their official Facebook page, aboutthe launch of flexi fare system from October 20 in response to the rising demandto reduce ticket fare. In the flexi fare system, 50 percent discount is offered for the passengers who travel in Kochi Metro from 6 am to 8 am and also from 8 pm to 10.50pm when traffic is…
    - 10 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 11:16am -
  • newIdukki dam opened, more water released, vigil on river banks
    Idukki: In the wake of the ongoing flood crisis in the state, the shutters of the Idukki dam was opened at 11:00 am on Tuesday. This is the fifth time the shutters are opened in the history of the dam. Thethirdshutter of the Cheruthoni dam, which is part of the Idukki hydropower project and is in the middle position, was opened first by 35 centimetres. The second shutter was opened after one hour. The fourth shutter was opened 30 minutes after opening the second shutter. The district authority…
    - 10 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 11:01am -
  • newCOVID-19: India reports lowest rise in daily cases in 231 days
    New Delhi: India logged 13,058 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 231 days, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,40,94,373, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. The death toll climbed to 4,52,454 with 164 fresh fatalities, while the active cases declined to 1,83,118, the lowest in 227 days, according to the data updated at 8 am. The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 25 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases…
    - 11 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 10:10am -

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