Thiruvananthapuram’s water trails to get a facelift

The Coastal Shipping and Inland Navigation Department is gearing up to install three hydraulic steel bridges on the 18.5km-long Kovalam-Akkulam waterway.

published on : 27th October 2020

Temporary solution for Puthanar’s waste issue

Even as efforts are progressing to make the Akkulam - Kovalam waterways navigable, tussle between agencies involved in the project continues. 

published on : 27th October 2020

Kovalam cries for a relook

Though the government hasn’t officially opened the tourism sector, many prime tourist destinations in the state have started seeing a steady inflow of visitors.

published on : 6th October 2020

With no streetlights, Kovalam turns risky after dark

The stretch from the junction to the beach plunges into darkness by 6.30pm and the area gets deserted.

published on : 25th September 2020

Kovalam beach near Chennai to get coveted Blue Flag certification by next year

Jayanti Murali, Director, Department of Environment, said that, if everything goes according to plan, Kovalam beach can create history by becoming the state's first Blue Flag certified beach

published on : 7th July 2020

Kovalam police book 16 foreign tourists for going swimming during lockdown

The owners and staff of the five hotels, where the tourists were put up, were also charged under the State Epidemic Diseases Ordinance for not informing the authorities about the lockdown violation

published on : 15th April 2020

'Chekka Chivantha Vaanam': Mani Ratnam’s crew litters Kovalam Beach with glass; Madras Talkies denies claim

The glass shards and metal shells that the crew had left behind on the beachfront after finishing shoots on April 24 is litter around the sands between the backwaters and the Kovalam beach.

published on : 29th April 2018

Latvian woman's death: Liga was murdered, confirms SIT

The police had taken nine persons -suspects and witnesses hailing from Kovalam and nearby areas- into custody for interrogation.

published on : 28th April 2018

DNA test confirms decomposed body in Kerala is Latvian's

After meeting state police chief Loknath Behra, Ilzie told the media that she was content with the way the police were probing the case.

published on : 26th April 2018

Latvian woman's death: Liga's sister Ilze criticises police, demands SIT probe

Ilza said after examining the place where Liga's body was found, she developed suspicions about the police's claim of it being a case of suicide.

published on : 24th April 2018

Decomposed body near Kerala's Kovalam may be of missing Latvian woman

The sister and friend of a Latvian woman,  who went missing in March, on Saturday identified a decomposed body recovered from near Kovalam to be of the victim, Kerala Police said.

published on : 21st April 2018

Trivandrum: Forensics to check for missing Latvian woman connection

According to police sources, if the sister of Liga, who is staying back to assist the missing case, can identify the corpse, more forensic examination including DNA sample matching will be done.​

published on : 21st April 2018

Explore legal options to retain palace: V S Achuthanandan to Revenue Minister

Continuing his fight for the Kovalam Palace, Administrative Reforms Commission chairman V S Achuthanandan wrote to the Revenue Minister urging him to explore all legal options, including filing a civi

published on : 13th June 2017

Advocate General’s flip-flop puts Kovalam Palace back in the mire

The Kovalam Palace has once again courted controversy with the Advocate General in his latest report suggesting the government hand over the palace to its present owners, the Ravi Pillai Group.

published on : 13th June 2017