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Explained: Brick by brick, how a municipality, govt, builders created a crisis in Kochi

According to the builders, as Maradu municipality falls under CRZ-II as per the CZMP approved earlier this year, the buildings are in compliance with CRZ norms as of today.

Kerala to be included in the national industrial corridor

The setting up of the corridor would contribute to developing manufacturing industries in the region and transform the Kochi-Palakkad region into a major manufacturing hub of South India.


Kerala's biggest-ever lottery jackpot to be drawn today, tickets running out fast

Kerala Thiruvonam Bumper Lottery BR-69 Results: The first prize winner of the acclaimed Thiruvonam bumper will walk away with Rs 12 crore, subject to tax and agency commission deductions. The second, third and fourth prizes carry cash awards of Rs 5 cr, Rs 2 cr and Rs 1 crore.

Flats Demolition order: Kerala wants Environment Ministry to be joined as party in case

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who chaired the meeting, said that as per the Environment Protection Act, the Union government has the power to give relaxation in such cases (regularisation of illegal buildings).

A centre for women entrepreneurs in Kerala

The proposed trade centre would be the first of its kind facility in the country. Its initial phase is expected to become operational in January 2021.

Mr Kutty From Karachi

In 1949, a young teenager from Malabar took a train to Pakistan and made it his home. Biyyathil Moideen Kutty, who died last month, was a communist among believers, a nonconformist in his adopted country – and proof of the irrelevance of borders


How a Kerala schoolteacher has been using music to draw student to Malayalam poetry

For Namboodiri, now retired from government service, engaging with more school students to teach them about the charm of their ‘mathrubhasha’ through ‘Malayala Madhuri’ remains his sole pursuit.

'Humanitarian approach needed': CPM, Congress back apartment owners in Maradu demolition case

The top court had ruled that the buildings, built in violation of CRZ rules, must be razed to the ground on September 20 and a compliance report be filed before September 23 when the case comes up for hearing next. 

With pan-India helpline 112, police response to distress calls in Kerala gets faster and transparent

The project, funded by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, was rolled out on February 19 this year with the aim of bolstering police response systems to distress calls landing on 112, a new, pan-India number.

Onam 2019 Date: When is Onam 2019?

Onam 2019 Date in Kerala: According to the Malayalam calendar, Onam, the annual harvest festival of the state of Kerala is usually celebrated for 10 days in the month of Chingam, which, as per the Gregorian calendar, overlaps with the months of August-September.

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Happy Onam 2019: Malayalis celebrate the harvest festival across India

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

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

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

Kerala SSLC results 2019: The results will be available at the websites from 2 pm. The students can check the results through the websites,,,,, and

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

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

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

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

'Breathtaking': Neelakurinji blooms first time in 12 years

After a gap of around 12 years, the Western Ghats are resplendent, clad in a purplish-blue carpet. The neelakurinji bloomed in the Anamalai hills near Munnar, a phenomenon that occurs once in 12 years.

Kerala battles worst flood in 100 years, massive rescue operations underway

A truck carries people past a flooded road in Thrissur, Kerala on August 18, 2018.Rescuers used helicopters and boats on Friday to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed hundreds, officials said.

Kerala floods: IMD issues red alert, Kochi airport shut till Saturday

The death toll in Kerala has climbed to 67 as the state is reeling under one of the worst floods in history. For the first time in history, the state has opened 35 of its 39 dams.

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

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

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.


Elephant calf rescued from well

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

Vanitha Mathil bring together Kerala women

Vanitha Mathil bring together Kerala women

Kannur International Airport Set to Take Flight

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

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

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

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

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

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