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KERALA NEWS

AAIB chief says too premature to make initial assessment of Kozhikode plane crash

August 12, 2020 2:36 pm

At least 18 people, including two pilots, died in the Air India Express aircraft crash at Kozhikode airport in Kerala on Friday. The Boeing 737 plane, carrying 190 people, had overshot the runway and later broke into pieces.

The shadow of Hagia Sophia

August 11, 2020 9:50 pm

Kerala has become a theatre for ideological battle between Saudi Arabia and Turkey to win over the minds of ordinary Muslims.

Explained: Why Air India Express may be liable to pay Rs 1.19 crore to each victim of Kozhikode crash

August 12, 2020 12:52 pm

Kerala plane crash: A senior airline official who did not wish to be named said “compensation is typically based on the Montreal Convention protocols and its specific adoption by India.”

Fact Check: A look at how the Idukki landslide occurred

August 12, 2020 1:11 pm

A massive landslide last week crushed a settlement of 83 tea estate workers in Munnar in Idukki, Kerala. So far, 49 bodies have been recovered, 12 persons have been rescued and many are still missing. The Indian Express looks at what happened, and why the area is prone to landslides

Kerala: Idukki landslide toll rises to 49, search ops to continue

August 11, 2020 1:47 am

With 12 people rescued so far, 21 others are yet to be found, according to figures supplied by the tea plantation firm. 

Kerala Police disown cop's gesture to thank locals who helped in Kozhikode crash

August 11, 2020 11:51 am

Fazal Puthiyakath, one of the first civilian volunteers at the crash site, said that a police official had visited them to thank them and salute their efforts. The gesture was widely praised on social media.

Kerala rains: Idukki landslide death toll touches 43; Pamba dam shutters lifted as water level rises

August 09, 2020 10:13 pm

Incessant rains, landslides, and opening of shutters of dams across rivers have caused a rise in water level in rivers and streams, especially in central Kerala.

Quixplained graphic: What are tabletop runways?

August 11, 2020 11:53 am

Kozhikode Air India plane crash has put the focus on tabletop runways again. Tabletop runways are generally constructed by chopping off the top of a hill, and are often thought of as tricky for landings because of the lack of any margin for overshooting the runway.

‘When there is a crisis, everyone pitches in’: Locals among first to help Kozhikode air crash victims

August 09, 2020 9:29 pm

Valanat, who deals in vegetables and fruits for export to the Middle East, dialled a couple of his friends and raced towards the crash site, where the magnitude of the disaster overwhelmed him.

Kerala: Idukki landslide death toll rises to 24, search on to trace missing persons amid continuing rains

August 08, 2020 10:33 pm

Idukki: The landslide was triggered by heavy rainfall at Rajamala near Munnar and occured when a hillock at a tea plantation came down, burying a row of quarters of estate workers — 78 people living in 30 rooms.

KERALA PHOTOS

Air India Express flight from Dubai crashlands in Kozhikode | See pictures

August 08, 2020 12:02 pm

An Air India Express flight with 190 passengers on board skidded off the runway and split into two while trying to land at Kerala’s Kozhikode airport in heavy rain on Friday evening.

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

KERALA VIDEOS

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

June 22, 2020 6:05 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

June 22, 2020 6:05 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

June 22, 2020 6:06 pm

Vanitha Mathil bring together Kerala women

Elephant calf rescued from well

June 22, 2020 6:07 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

June 22, 2020 6:08 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

June 22, 2020 6:12 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

June 22, 2020 6:13 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

June 22, 2020 6:15 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

June 22, 2020 6:16 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

June 22, 2020 6:17 pm

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