Nejma Sulaiman

Positive Idukki | Good Samaritan Kerala government staffer provides an eye-opener

The humaneness shown by R Bijumon, an employee of Taluk office who suffers from partial  vision impairment, has won him five good service entries over the past 16 years, reports Nejma.

01 Nov 2020

In this Kerala village, Dalits aren't allowed to get a haircut

To curb the discrimination, Vattavada panchayat president Ramaraj said they would soon open a public salon near the bus stand at Koviloor, where men from all communities can get their hair cut

05 Sep 2020

Schoolmates go missing together in Pettimudi landslide

On Thursday, the four were together in embracing disaster as well, as a landslide struck their settlement in Pettimudi.

10 Aug 2020

Rajamala landslide toll mounts to 26, rescue operations continue

According to the release issued by the district administration, the search is on to retrieve the remaining 45 residents who are still missing.

09 Aug 2020

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

With rising water levels, Kerala's Idukki dam to open after 25 years

The KSEB is monitoring the situation and has worked out the modalities of opening the shutters before the water level reaches 2400 ft.

30 Jul 2018

Maharaja College murder: Abhimanyu’s death robs family of a better future

Abhimanyu was writing welcome messages and an argument between the two groups over graffiti on the walls booked by the SFI resulted in the clash.

12 Jul 2018

Abhimanyu's death: Dreams of a poor family shattered in an instant

Two others were injured in an alleged attack by the workers of the Campus Front and its parent outfit Popular Front of India (PFI) inside the Maharaja's College, Ernakulam, campus last night.

12 Jul 2018

Abhimanyu death: Harthal observed at Vattavada, slain SFI leader's native place

The protestors under the leadership of the DYFI Vattavada union took out protest march to the town early morning and demanded the shop owners to close the shops.

02 Jul 2018