Kerala News

Down the map in Kanyakumari: In the mix, land, port and fear of a faultline

Six decades after Kanyakumari — then part of the Travancore princely state — joined Tamil Nadu after the linguistic reorganisation, it continues to meld two linguistic and political cultures, making it an outlier in Tamil Nadu politics.

Kerala votes today: Banking on Sabarimala row, BJP looks to open account in state

The BJP has fielded Kummanam Rajasekharan, who recently quit as Mizoram Governor, from Thiruvananthapuram where the party has gained strength over the last two decades.


Amid portable votes and a new challenger, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan campaigns for two elections

Forget the metaphor, the magnitude is real. It is a battle for national relevance and no less a prequel to Kerala’s assembly election in 2021. If there is anything worse than the electoral mood swing between two neat fronts, there is a third within spoiling distance - the BJP.

Alphons ‘doesn’t care’ for gaffe watchers trailing his first poll: ‘Morons on WhatsApp’

The BJP’s calculation is simple: getting the constituency’s Catholic votes behind Alphons, and adding its own Hindu base. Alphons’s blemish-less record as a bureaucrat also stands him in good stead, the party believes.

In Kerala, homeless move into own flats

The seven-storey 271-unit complex has 3 rooms, 24-hr security, health sub-centre in compound and is free of cost. From daily wage workers to the homeless, over 170 families have moved in so far, and the rest are expected to follow in the coming weeks

Thrissur collector T V Anupama helps carry heavy voting equipment, wins hearts online

In the video that has been widely shared on social media platforms, heavy equipment related to the polls is being unloaded from the lorry and the collector is seen lifting one of the boxes


Watch: Elephant goes on rampage in Kerala's Palakkad district, creates panic among residents

Several vehicles, two electric posts and a boundary wall were damaged by the elephant before its trainer was able to bring it under control with the help of an elephant squad.

'Rahul contested Amethi...did we see Congress wave in UP? Then how can he trigger a wave in Kerala': M A Baby

CPM Politburo member M A Baby speaks to The Indian Express on the Left's chances in this election and why it is not a referendum on the performance of the LDF government in Kerala

Rahul Gandhi meets Kerala tribal woman who cracked civil service exams

Hailing from a poor background in Wayanad, Sreedhanya had bagged the 410th rank in the Civil Services Examination, 2018. "She is self-confident and a woman who confronted adversities," Gandhi said.

400 kms in 5.5 hours: Kerala suspends all work to save 15-day-old infant's life

A green corridor for the ambulance carrying the infant was created with excellent coordination between police officers, the ambulance driver and a network of child support team volunteers who constantly put out updates on every aspect of the journey.

Kerala Photos

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.


Heavy rains, landslide throw life out of gear in Kerala

At least 22 people have been killed in landslides and rain-related incidents over the last 24 hours in Kerala, disaster management officials confirmed. Shutters of Idukki dam opened after 26 years for trial run.

Photos: Dark skies across Kerala as the monsoons set in

As the monsoons arrive in Kerala, here are some stunning photos from across the state.

Thrissur Pooram, Kerala's biggest temple festival, today

Thrissur Pooram will see caparisoned elephants, synchronised drum beats and cymbals, fireworks and huge crowds.

TripAdvisor's top 10 Indian beaches for 2016

Based on votes from millions of travellers nationwide and worldwide, here's a list of the Top 10 beaches in India that made it to Trip Advisor's list of Best Indian beaches for 2016.

Kerala Videos

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.