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  • newKerala logs 23,260 new COVID cases, 131 deaths
    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala recorded 23,260 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, informed health department in a press release. With 131 new fatalities, the death toll mounted to 23,296. The district - wise statistics of positive cases: Thrissur-4013, Ernakulam-3143, Kozhikode-2095, Thiruvananthapuram-2045, Malappuram-1818, Alappuzha-1719, Palakkad-1674, Kollam-1645, Kottayam-1431, Kannur-1033, Pathanamthitta-983, Idukki-692, Wayanad- 639 and Kasaragod-330. A total of 1,28,817 samples were tested in t…
    - 1 hour ago 17 Sep 21, 6:04pm -
  • newPopular finance scam: ED seizes assets worth Rs 31 cr
    Kochi: The Enforcement Directorate seized assets worth Rs 31 crore as part of the investigation into the Popular Finance scam. ED had arrested Rinu Mariyam, CEO of Popular Finance and Thomas Daniel, Rinus father as well as the MD of the firm on August 10. On Friday, ED has seized 10 luxurious cars and properties belonging to Popular Group in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. It is learnt that the cars cost about Rs 2 crores. Gold worth Rs 14 crores hidden at different organisations was als…
    - 1 hour ago 17 Sep 21, 5:47pm -
  • newSetting a record, India administers over two crore vaccine doses on PM Modi's birthday
    New Delhi: India set a record on Friday by administering over two crore COVID-19 vaccine doses, in a major push to the inoculation drive on the occasion of Prime Minister NarendraModis birthday. The cumulative doses administered in the country reached 2,03,68,343 at 5.27 pm, according to data on the Co-WIN portal. The total number of doses administered in the country has crossed 78.72 crore. "A gift to the prime minister on behalf of health workers and people of the country. On the birthday o…
    - 2 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 5:38pm -
  • newPM Modi calls for SCO template to fight radicalisation, extremism
    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday pitched for developing a common template by the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to fight radicalisation, saying it is a challenge to peace, security and trust deficit in the region as reflected by recent developments in Afghanistan. In a virtual address at the annualSCOsummit, Modi also called for enhancing connectivity between the landlocked Central Asian countries and India but at the same time noted that connectivity projects should b…
    - 2 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 5:27pm -
  • newProfessional Course admission: HC dismisses plea seeking to revise criteria
    Kochi: The Kerala High Court has dismissed the plea seeking to make only the marks scored in the entrance examination as criteria for professional course admission. The court quashed the petitions moved by CBSE managements. In the fresh order issued on Friday, the court pronounced that the present system must be followed in admission to various professional courses. The petition was moved against the preparation of the rank list based on plus two marks and entrance marks. But the High Court ob…
    - 2 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 4:54pm -
  • newCPM’s stance on terrorism: Jose K Mani refuses to react
    Kottayam: Kerala Congress (M) leader Jose K Mani refused to react to CPM's stance on terrorism in the state. Addressing the media here on Friday, Jose K Mani stated that there were many public discussions on the subject and the government will take necessary action into the matter. He dismissed the allegations on Narcotic Jihad raised by Congress against the state government. “It is just a baseless allegation. We can't say that the state government is not concerned about the matter,” he ad…
    - 4 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 3:11pm -
  • newSupreme Court allows Kerala government to conduct Plus One exam
    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the state government to conduct Plus One examinations offline. The state has been directed tostrictly follow the Covid-19 protocols while conducting the offline exams. The court dismissed a plea challengingthe governments decision to hold physical exam for Class 11. Offline exam helps to avoid question paper leak. Marks cannot be given based on model exam. Students attended the exam at their houses. The process can be completed before the third wav…
    - 6 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 1:25pm -
  • newKnow whom to be saluted
    Saluteof police manifests reverence and admiration to the person receiving it. The term 'salute' itself means a gesture of respect or polite recognition. By stretching the right arm and holding it 6 inches away the right eyebrow without covering the right eye is the proper way of saluting. The arm should not touch the cap. The fingers have to be closely stretched and shall be very near to the forehead. Whom to be saluted The policemen should salute all the officers in uniform from ASI to DGP.…
    - 6 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 12:48pm -
  • newRenowned Malayali scientist Prof Thanu Padmanabhan passes away
    Prof Thanu Padmanabhan Pune: Renowned physicist and Keralite ProfThanu Padmanabhan passed away. He was 64. He is a Padma Shriwinner. He suffered heart attack and collapsed at his residence in Pune. Though he was rushed to hospital, his life could not be saved. Hailing from Thiruvananthapuram, Thanu Padmanabhan was atheoretical physicist and cosmologist.He was a Distinguished Professor at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, (IUCAA) at Pune. He was recently selected fo…
    - 7 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 12:39pm -
  • newOver 77.77 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses provided to states, UTs: Health Ministry
    New Delhi: Over 77.77 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to states and union territories so far through free of cost channel, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Friday. While mentioning that the Central government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country, the ministry said, "More than 77.77 crore (77,77,26,335) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far through the Government of In…
    - 7 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 12:28pm -
  • newOdisha artist crafts 8-ft-long portrait of Modi using food grains
    Bhubaneswar: A miniature artist from Bhubaneswar Priyanka Sahani has crafted an eight-feet long portrait of Prime Minister Narendra Modi using food grains on the occasion of his birthday. Speaking to ANI, Sahani said that this portrait is a gift for the prime minister from the people of Odisha. "I have used Odishas traditional Pattachitra Kala design in this portrait. This is a gesture from the people of Odisha to honour the prime minister on his 71st birthday," she stated. The artist, who has…
    - 7 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 12:22pm -
  • newDelhi borders sealed amid SAD's protest against Central farm laws
    New Delhi: With Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) threatening to hold a protest march in Delhi to observe black day on completion of one year of three farm laws, the borders of the national capital have been sealed. Earlier in the day, Delhi traffic police, in a tweet, informed that the Jharoda Kalan border has been closed by barricading both the roads due to the farmers movement and suggested people to refrain from using that route. "The traffic coming from Gurgaon to Sardar Patel Marg and the traffi…
    - 7 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 11:51am -
  • newFault of revenue officers costs building owner huge amount as fine
    Cherthala: When the Revenue Department informed Vijayakumar to pay the building tax of Rs 69,000, he paid it on time without fail. Three years later, they informed him that the earlier amount was quoted by mistake and the actual amount to pay was Rs 1,69,000. Shortly after this, Vijayakumar paid the remaining Rs 1 lakh too. After a year, the Revenue Department again approached him asking to pay the fine of Rs 45,242 for delaying the payment of Rs 1 lakh. But this time he refused to pay the amou…
    - 7 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 11:51am -
  • new'Oushadhi' chairman Dr K R Viswambharan passes away
    Kochi: Retired IAS officer and 'Oushadhi' chairman Dr K R Viswambharan passed away here on Friday morning. He was 70. He was undergoing treatment ata private hospital in Aluva after suffering stroke. He had served as the district collector of Ernakulam, MD of Kerala Books and Publications Society (KBPS), and director of the Public Education Department.
    - 7 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 11:41am -
  • newReached home late for lunch, Anand Singh witnesses daughter's death
    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala PWD secretary Anand Singh was late for his lunch on Thursday when he arrived at his Nikunjam Fortune apartment at Kowdiyar, at 2.30 pm. He heard a sound from the compound followed by acry of the security staff for help. When reached the site, he saw his daughter lying on the floor covered with blood. Singh's wife and the younger daughter were in the room. Gopakumar, the security staff, initially thought it was some debris falling from the balcony. But he cried for hel…
    - 8 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 11:31am -
  • newIndia adds 34,403 COVID-19 cases; active cases decline to 3,39,056
    New Delhi: India saw a single-day rise of 34,403 new COVID-19 infections while the active cases have further declined to 3,39,056, according to Union health ministry data updated on Friday. The active cases now comprise 1.02 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 97.65 per cent, it said. The ministry said that a reduction of 8,164 cases has been recorded in active cases in a span of 24 hours. Also, 15,27,420 tests were conducted on Thu…
    - 8 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 11:21am -
  • newMVD to conduct driving tests on Saturday too
    Thiruvananthapuram: With thousands of applicants still waiting for driving tests, the Motor Vehicles Department has decided to conduct the tests on Saturdays too. Meantime, the number of tests conducted per day has gradually increased in the last few days due to the large number of applicants. The decision to conduct tests on Saturday was made after it was revealed that around 700 to 2000 learners licences were bound to expire on September 30 in various RT offices in the state. The driving test…
    - 8 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 11:01am -
  • newSouth Asia's largest digital startup hub to be launched in Kochi on Saturday
    Kochi: The state-of-the-art digital hub set up by the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) in Kochi, which is billed as South Asias largest product development centre for startups, is now ready and will be commissioned by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday. Set up in over 2 lakh square feet of built-up space in Kalamassery, the digital hub has the capacity to support 200 startups. It houses a design incubator, healthcare incubator, Center of Excellence (CoE) for Mouser Electronics, co-workin…
    - 8 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 10:57am -
  • newStalin reaches out to Pinarayi, Mamata on demand for NEET abolition
    Chennai: Shocked by suicides of three NEET aspirants in four days, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin is planning to reach out to other non-BJP counterparts for abolishing the national exam for admission to medical courses. Stalin, according to sources in the DMK, is trying to bring up coordination among non-BJP Chief Ministers to try and abolish the exam. In a high-level meeting of officials on Thursday, Stalin said that the DMK government had protested against the NEET but the Union gover…
    - 9 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 10:16am -
  • newEfforts are on to lure college girls into terrorism, warns CPM
    Thiruvananthapuram: The CPM alleged in a note that there is a conscious attempt to lure young women into the path of terrorism in the professional colleges in the state. "Efforts are being made to lure the youth into communalism and extremism," a note prepared for the inaugural address of party conventions stated.Interestingly, the note was prepared before the controversial remark made by PalaBishop resulted in a major political and cultural rift here. The remark was added under the subhead Mi…
    - 9 hours ago 17 Sep 21, 10:10am -

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