Nejma Sulaiman

Five Idukki villages join hands to repair pockmarked road

Villagers of Kanjar, Koovappally, Puthedu, Kumbanganam and Pullikkanam were having a tough time travelling on the pothole-ridden Kanjar-Pullikkanam road.

25 Jun 2019

Once a bad omen, this bird is the cynosure of all eyes in Idukki district of Kerala

The superstition goes that the spot-bellied eagle (SBE) owl, a large bird of prey with a formidable appearance, brings bad luck and death.

13 Apr 2019

Farmers sow. Reaper reaps

As many as eight farmers have committed suicide in Idukki since the devastating deluge in August last year.

03 Mar 2019

Thazhathotty residents all smiles as Kerala State Electricity Board lights up their dreams

The move followed last week’s Express report, which brought to light the plight of the residents. And at 6pm, when lights were turned on, they were all seen smiling. Brightly.

01 Mar 2019

One more farmer commits suicide in Idukki

As many as eight farmers have committed suicide in Idukki district since the devastating deluge in August last year.

27 Feb 2019

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 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 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

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

Heavy rain triggers landslides in Idukki, at least 10 persons dead

The Kerala State Electricity Board authorities have informed the district administration that they are ready the conduct trial run at the Cheruthony Dam.

09 Aug 2018

Alert is out, countdown begins to shutter opening

With the catchment areas of the dam receiving heavy rainfall over the past several days, the water level in the dam has been increasing considerably.

31 Jul 2018

Water level rises in Idukki dam, panic grips the people residing downstream

The rising water level in the Idukki dam (it was 2,394.36 feet on Sunday) has triggered fear among the people in the downstream areas.

30 Jul 2018