Nejma Sulaiman

Crop loss, debt burden claims another life in Idukki this year

Crop loss following the mid-August flood and the mounting debts have claimed one more life in the district.

08 Feb 2019

With Palthony paddy, farmers of Idukki rise to challenge

Anakkara’s more than 100 farmers, who all own one to three acres of land, are determined to preserve Palthony paddy for themselves and posterity.

21 Jan 2019

Slain Kerala SFI leader Abhimanyu’s family gets new home

The parents of slain SFI leader Abhimanyu received the key to their new safe and secure home at Vattavada on Monday.

15 Jan 2019

Munnar shivers at -3 degree celsius, hills blanketed with thick frost

Munnar, considered the Kashmir of Kerala, on Wednesday morning was blanketed with thick frost which saw mercury plunging to minus three degrees.

03 Jan 2019

Kerala: Where will Kanthalloor farmers sell cabbage?

It seems cabbage farmers in Kanthalloor have taken a leaf out of the farmers’ books in Pune and Nasik, who left a bulk of the tomato yield to rot due to a glut in the market.

06 Dec 2018

It’s raining trouble for folks in Munnar 

Thunder showers and strong wind caused flooding and travel disruption across the Munnar - Udumalpet interstate highway yesterday.

17 Nov 2018

No respite for Idukki as heavy rain, landslides prolong region’s angst

Still reeling under the impact of the trail of destruction left behind by the Southwest monsoon, Idukki is again suffering from nature’s fury.

17 Nov 2018

Marayur jaggery feels the heat from fake varieties

The sad turn of events happens at a time when the process of getting GI tag for Marayur jiggery is in the final stage.

04 Nov 2018

Kerala floods one month after: For bridge-less Alady and Porukanni, bamboo raft only recourse

The 30-ft suspension bridge was a vital link for the 220 families of Porukanni till it disappeared in the deluge on August 17.

15 Sep 2018

Kerala floods: Idukki man donates 10 cents of land to flood-hit neighbours

Mathai too had been similarly hit and now stays at a relative’s house near Nedumkandam with his family.

15 Sep 2018

Kerala floods one month after: Idukki’s plantation workers make do with paltry 'relief'

In Idukki’s hardest-hit areas, including the stretch from Vallakkadavu to Mlamala where a majority of plantation workers live, more than one in four households live in poverty.

15 Sep 2018

Residents abandon Periyar Valley after flood, landslide wreak havoc

More than 30 of the 70 houses have been completely destroyed in Periyar Valley, while others have been severely damaged, making them inhabitable.

02 Sep 2018

Kerala Floods: Staring at a bleak future in Cheruthony 

Plans to relocate the population in the lowlands to higher grounds or to the new houses, which are to be constructed across forest areas in the district, will be hard to implement.

02 Sep 2018

Kerala floods: PWD to quick fix the flood-hit roads and bridges in Idukki

In the Idukki subdivision, as many as 83 roads of the total 86 under PWD were completely destructed.

21 Aug 2018

Kerala flood: Survivors face health risks, drinking water crisis in Idukki

The army ferried oil tankers to Adimaly, whose 40,000 residents were cut off from the rest of the district, after partially opening the Kochi Dhanushkodi NH 85 that connects Adimaly and Kothamangalam

21 Aug 2018