Ever been to a dragon fruit farm? This enchanting 'Kamalam' orchard in Kerala is open to visitors!

On the sloppy hills of Athikkayam in Kerala's Pathanamthitta, a farmer called KS Joseph is growing 12,000 dragon fruit plants on his four acre land. This is the fruitimg season for the exotic cactus and visitors are welcome.

published on : 29th August 2021

Zika virus explained: How is it spread & why pregnant women should take extra caution?

Though nonlethal to human beings, Zika infection during pregnancy can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly in infants.   

published on : 9th July 2021

Prithviraj vs BJP IT Cell?: 'Save Lakshadweep' campaign gets louder as Mollywood reacts to cyber-attack against actor

Malayalam actor Prithviraj is at loggerheads with BJP supporters on social media. Following the 'Koode' actor's decision to back the #SaveLakshadweep campaign against the new law reforms introduced by Administrator Praful Patel on the island, he fell victim to an organised cyber-attack. Later, BJP leaders in Kerala also condemned the actor's post publicly, giving the incident a clearer political colour. However, several politicians and Prithviraj's colleagues from the film industry along with thousands of social media users have now launched a counter-campaign in support of the actor and the people of Lakshadweep. 

published on : 27th May 2021

New Kerala cabinet: Here are all members of the Pinarayi Vijayan-led government; Veena George replaces KK Shailaja as health minister

With the oath-taking ceremony of the second Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF government set to take place on Thursday, here’s a list of his cabinet colleagues and the ministerial responsibilities they will shoulder.

published on : 19th May 2021

Bring Our Teacher Back: Malayalam film stars question KK Shailaja's exclusion from Kerala Cabinet

Senior CPM leader KK Shailaja, who shot to international fame with her exceptional handling of Kerala's fight against Nipah and COVID-19 was dropped from the second Pinarayi Cabinet. Social media is abuzz with comments, with a number of celebrities joining the hashtag campaign #BringBackShailajaTeacher. Here are some of the reactions from the Malayalam film industry.

published on : 19th May 2021

IMD sounds red alert in five districts as Cyclone Tauktae likely to hit Kerala

As per the IMD alert, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha and Ernakulam districts may receive around 20 cm rainfall, while Kottayam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts are expected to receive 15 cm rainfall on Friday.

published on : 14th May 2021

Election 2021: Change of guard in TN, Left retains Kerala and Didi's hattrick in Bengal

Four states and one UT fought elections over almost two months even as the country had its own battles to fight an invisible coronavirus. Here are a few glimpses of how party leaders celebrated their victories. 

published on : 3rd May 2021

Kerala Assembly Elections 2021: All you need to know about the constituencies and the candidates

The New Indian Express profiles the various constituencies in the Kerala Assembly Polls 2021 and the key candidates there. This is a series where we will look to cover all that you need to know.

published on : 24th March 2021

Kerala assembly elections: BJP candidate list released, Metroman E Sreedharan, Suresh Gopi named among others 

BJP has announced candidates in the 115 seats the party is contesting in Kerala with state president K Surendran contesting in two constituencies. Here are 10 contenders who are among the party's best bets to increase their tally in the assembly.

published on : 14th March 2021

Kerala assembly elections: CPM pin hope on these youngsters to upset UDF giants

CPM on Wednesday announced the list of candidates for the Kerala Assembly elections.  27-year-old SFI leader Sachin Dev is the youngest CPM candidate in the poll fray while three others are also below the age of 30.

published on : 10th March 2021

Kerala assembly elections: LDF's Kerala Congress(M) finalises candidates for 12/13 seats

Jose K Mani-led Kerala Congress (M) has finalised their candidates for 12 out of the 13 seats allotted to them by the LDF for the upcoming Kerala assembly polls. Here are all the candidates.

published on : 9th March 2021

Kerala assembly elections: Thomas Isaac, G Sudhakaran among CPM ministers not to contest again

Five Cabinet ministers of the Pinarayi Vijayan government along with several sitting MLAs is likely to be dropped from CPM's list of candidates for the Kerala assembly elections. This is a result of the Left party's decision to drop all legislators who have completed two terms in office so that fresh faces will get a chance. Here are some high-profile names who are unlikely to return to the electoral arena on April 6.

published on : 6th March 2021

This is why Kani Kusruti wore Rihanna's all-gender red lipstick to Kerala State Film Award ceremony

Kani received the award wearing 'Stunna' -- the bright red lipstick brought out by actor-singer Rihanna's cosmetic brand Fenty Beauty. Read here how that's an act of rebellion.

published on : 1st February 2021

Pinarayi Vijayan twice as popular as Oommen Chandy, LDF likely to return to power in Kerala: C-Voter ABP News Opinion Poll 

In a survey conducted by ABP News in collaboration with C-Voter, Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF government is all set to beat anti-incumbency tides and retain power in the southern state. Here are the major predictions made by opinion poll.

published on : 19th January 2021
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