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Marooned dredger vessel hijacks festivities of Kollam locals

In contrast to the majority of Keralites, who are bathed in the Onam fervour, residents of Kakkathoppu in the district have shunned the idea of celebrating Kerala’s own festival.

14 Sep 2016

Kollam sailer languishes in Kenyan jail during Onam

“On September 14, we will appear before the court again. It has been more than two years. But, so far, nothing has happened in my case. During the last hearing on July 20, just one witness appeared. They have been dilly-dallying on the matter for sometime,” says Praveen, a  27-year-old sailor cadet from Pathanapuram in Kollam, who has been stranded in a Kenyan Jail.

14 Sep 2016

Accused to be charged with murder for poisoning ayurveda doctor's medicine

In a major twist in the case related to the death of ayurveda doctor P A Baiju who died after a prolonged battle against medicine-induced paralyses, the police have decided to impose murder charge against the accused.

14 Sep 2016

ISIS suspects who migrated to Afghanistan used foreign funds: NIA

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) probing the alleged ISIS link of the persons who went missing from the State in recent months suspect that they migrated using funds received from foreign sources.

14 Sep 2016

Mannar resounds with brass band strains and heavy metal music

Mannar  in central Travancore, which boasts a 1,400 year- old legacy in making bronze and brass metal crafts as well as traditional utensils, is currently on a high following its official declaration as a Heritage Village, which the locals believe will result in businesses making a beeline for the region.

14 Sep 2016

When vengeance and tourism lobby killed an innocent elephant in Wayanad

On the intervening night of May 29 and 30, a team of guards from the Kurichiyad forest range in the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary was on a routine patrol. They saw a female elephant close to the road at Nalam mile on the Sulthan Bathery-Perikkallur state highway and thought nothing of it. On the morning of May 30, a forest office situated less than one km from Nalam mile received a phone call reporting the carcass of an elephant.

14 Sep 2016

21,000 BLOs deprived of Onam festivities over EC deadline

Over 21,000 booth level officers (BLO) would be deprived Onam celebrations this year, owing to the Election Commission’s (EC) October 10 deadline to…

12 Sep 2016

Man found dead in police custody in Kerala

A 45-year-old man who was held in connection with theft cases was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the toilet of the Wandoor police station,…

12 Sep 2016

Next Gen Malayalis divorce big, fat wedding ceremonies

Tradition. Religion. Caste. Social Status. Money. Marriages have had many complex layers in Kerala.

12 Sep 2016

Trade unionism likely to hit Sabarimala Onasadya

Tractor services halted after unions spar with owners over wages

12 Sep 2016

Sabarimala Shrine to open today for 9 days

The hill abode of Lord Ayyappa here will open on Monday for nine days for the four-day Onam festival celebrations and five-day monthly poojas for the…

12 Sep 2016

Ex-information Commissioner passes away

Former State Information Commissioner and CPI leader Sony B Thengamom passed away at a private hospital in Punalur here on Sunday. He was 55 years old…

12 Sep 2016

Dirty politics: Sibling rivalry turns bloody, hits new low

The recent standoff between two leaders of the CPM and CPI in the Ernakulam district was generally shrugged off as a mere shouting match.However, indicating…

12 Sep 2016

Showstopper: Jumbos to leave circus ring of fame?

After bringing in restrictions on use of captive elephants for festivals, the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) has approached the Union government…

12 Sep 2016

Brucellosis-infected cattle to be euthanised in Palakkad

The meeting of an expert team headed by the Registrar Dr Joseph Mathew at Kerala Veterinary and Animal Science University (KVASU) Mannuthy Centre on Sunday…

12 Sep 2016

Kerala Public Works Minister G Sudhakaran's mother passes away

  Pankajakshi Amma, 89, mother of Public Works Minister G Sudhakaran, Nallaveetil house, Vedarapally, Thamarakulam, died of age-related illness on Sunday.She…

12 Sep 2016

Huge gap between dog bite cases reported, compensation claims in Kerala

It seems that the people of Kerala are not fully aware of the procedures for getting compensation in dog-bite cases.

12 Sep 2016

Overcoming fate's handicap, this Kerala man designs cars for the disabled

A vehicle mishap at the age of 28, paralysing him from waist down. Acute financial situation. Several hungry mouths to feed. Few get through such debilitating…

12 Sep 2016

Udta Kasargod: Residents brave risks to transport narcotics to Middle East

Police officers say Kasargod residents are putting themselves at a huge risk by transporting narcotics and weeds to the Middle East countries.

11 Sep 2016

Mazhavil Club wins 'pookkalam' contest

The Pookkalam Contest-2016 organised by South Indian Bank (SIB), in association with The New Indian Express.

11 Sep 2016

Brucellosis outbreak: Infected cattle in KVASU's Palakkad farm to be culled

According to the senior official, brucellosis does not spread rapidly like bird flu.

11 Sep 2016