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Roads blocked on Kerala-Karnataka border: Pinarayi says unable to contact Karnataka CM

March 28, 2020 10:29 pm

In the last few days, there have been several reports about villages on the Kerala-Karnataka border in Kasaragod district getting cut off after police officials and villagers deposited large clumps of soil on roads leading to Kerala.

Why Kerala government is considering revealing names of patients

March 28, 2020 10:10 am

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the new coronavirus cases reported on Friday had contacted several persons and visited many places and therefore, the government is thinking about publicising their names.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan: Nipah experience helped us draw protocol — minutest details were garnered, analysed

March 28, 2020 12:35 pm

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan tells The Indian Express explains how the state has put up a fight to contain the spread of coronavirus and the challenges it faces. Excerpts:

Kerala’s 43 lakh-strong women self-help network power community kitchens during coronavirus lockdown

March 27, 2020 9:13 pm

At a time when Kerala is under lockdown as part of measures to tackle coronavirus, the food that get sent out from this makeshift community kitchen in Thrikkakara municipality is central to the hunger-free project of the state government.

In Kerala, people set aside fear to offer homes as quarantine centres

March 27, 2020 9:50 am

Health department officials said many others, mainly those living abroad, have come forward to hand over their houses. “A hotel owner has allowed us to use rooms for isolation,’’ said the official.

Coronavirus: Kerala plans public kitchens, says no one should starve

March 26, 2020 11:53 am

The government has also entrusted local bodies and the revenue department to ensure food and accommodation for migrant workers still in Kerala.

COVID-19 lockdown: Why Kerala is hesitant to enforce total ban on liquor

March 25, 2020 8:40 am

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said that a knee-jerk decision to close down all retail liquor outlets in the state could have 'social repercussions' and that the state cannot afford such incidents at this juncture.

Priest arrested for conducting mass defying govt order, case against 100-odd faithful

March 23, 2020 1:27 pm

The priest Pauly Padayatti, Vicar of the Lady of Perpetual Help church at Koodapuzha in Chalakudy, had conducted the mass in which at least 100 people had participated, police said.

Kerala contemplates lock-down in 10 districts, panic-buying in cities

March 23, 2020 5:39 pm

An advisory was sent by the Centre Sunday to chief secretaries of states asking to impose complete lock-down on 75 districts in the country, which have reported Covid-19 cases, in a bid to suspend movement of the public and break the chain of community transmission.

Kerala records highest single-day spike as coronavirus count moves up to 67

March 23, 2020 4:15 am

This is the largest single-day jump in the number of cases for the state. As many as 59,295 people are under observation in Kerala.

KERALA PHOTOS

On Republic Day, thousands form human chain against CAA-NRC in Kerala, Kolkata

January 27, 2020 8:57 am

After the rehearsal at 3:30 pm, the human chain took shape at 4 pm. It is to be followed by public meetings at over 250 places across the state.

Done and dusted: Kochi's Maradu flats torn down in seconds

January 11, 2020 1:12 pm

Alfa Serene and H2O Holy Faith were razed Saturday as per a Supreme Court order passed last September.

Pilgrims throng Sabarimala temple, offer prayers

November 26, 2019 12:27 pm

The Kerala High Court has issued orders to the five Devaswom boards in the state to ensure there is no presence of plastic in the ‘irumudikettu’ (offerings) that Sabarimala pilgrims carry to the temple.

Happy Onam 2019: Malayalis celebrate the harvest festival across India

September 12, 2019 9:49 am

From a nine-course feast called Onasadya to festivities called Onakalikal, Onam is the most important annual festival for Malayalis.

Karkidaka Vavubali today: A ritual to pay homage to departed souls

August 01, 2019 7:59 am

Karkidaka Vavubali falls on July 31 this year. Rituals are performed and offerings are made to appease the departed soul.

Colours of rain: Southwest monsoon arrives in Kerala

June 10, 2019 10:06 am

The news will augur well for the country as large parts have been witnessing agriculture distress and water levels in reservoirs in west and south India have dipped to low levels in the past few months.

Kerala SSLC Results 2019: Websites, app to get results

May 06, 2019 1:47 pm

Kerala SSLC results 2019: The results will be available at the websites from 2 pm. The students can check the results through the websites kerala.gov.in, keralaresults.nic.in, results.itschool.gov.in, cdit.org, prd.kerala.gov.in, results.nic.in and educationkerala.gov.in.

Sketch book 2: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on campaign mode, as seen by E P Unny

April 22, 2019 2:25 pm

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Ahead of voting on April 23, 2019, E P Unny travels through Kerala and documents its politics through sketches.

Lakhs of women take part in Attukal Pongala festival

February 22, 2019 11:13 am

Lakhs of women took part in the historic Attukal Pongala festival in Kerala Wednesday. The women prepare an offering of 'Pongala' in makeshift brick stoves which will be offered to Attukal Devi

Mercury dips in Kerala; Munnar covered with frost

January 07, 2019 12:09 pm

Munnar hill station in Kerala was covered in a blanket of frost.

KERALA VIDEOS

17 Year Old's Viral Video Throws Light On Beach Sand Mining in Southern Kerala

March 25, 2020 3:09 pm

An important anti-mining campaign by a bunch of villagers in Alappad, Kerala was brought to public spotlight through the video of a 17 year old class 12 student.

First woman climbs Kerala peak that women were banned from

January 16, 2019 3:40 pm

Dhanya Sanal became the first woman to climb the Agasthyakoodam peak in Kerala on Tuesday after the High Court recently lifted a restriction on women undertaking the annual trek.

Vanitha Mathil bring together Kerala women

January 01, 2019 6:40 pm

Vanitha Mathil bring together Kerala women

Elephant calf rescued from well

March 25, 2020 3:09 pm

An elephant calf which accidentally fell in a well was rescued by locals and forest officials in Kerala's Ernakulam district.

Kannur International Airport Set to Take Flight

December 08, 2018 2:52 pm

Kannur International Airport (KIAL), the fourth in Kerala, will be dedicated to the nation on December 9. The airport will offer better access to travellers from north Kerala and parts of Karnataka like Coorg.

Women know where to go and how to behave, Uma Bharti on Sabarimala

November 01, 2018 7:05 pm

On the Sabarimala verdict, union minister Uma Bharti said the court cannot be blamed for its intervention. This comes just days after BJP President Amit Shah said that meddling with the affairs of the temple was a conspiracy by Communists in Kerala.

Sabarimala gates opened for women but protesters deny them entry

October 18, 2018 3:35 pm

The gates of the Sabarimala temple were opened to women of all ages on Wednesday, but protesters blocked the devotees from entering the shrine and warned them of consequences.

What Indu Malhotra, the only judge who disagreed on the Sabarimala verdict, said

September 28, 2018 1:35 pm

Justice Indu Malhotra said that it is not for courts to determine which religious practices are to be struck down.

Kerala received a lot more rain than its dams could handle: News in Numbers

September 11, 2018 12:40 pm

Three days of intense rainfall, from August 15 to August 17 brought in more than what the dams could accommodate, making it necessary to release water. This is what the Central Water Commission (CWC) report on the Kerala floods observed.

How much damage Kerala suffered: News in Numbers

September 07, 2018 12:17 pm

With some time passing, an assessment of the loss in Kerala can be made. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.