Wayanad News

Kerala village bids farewell to beloved wild tusker

Named ‘Maniyan’, the wild elephant — believed to be in his 40s — was a popular sight in Irulam and nearby villages on the fringes of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. He was gored to death on Saturday by another wild pachyderm.

Held in UAE in cheque bounce case, BDJS chief Thushar Vellapally out on bail

In the Lok Sabha polls, Thushar had unsuccessfully contested as the NDA candidate against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi from Wayanad.


In letter to PM Modi, Rahul asks for long-term strategy for flood-ravaged Wayanad

He also drew attention to the crises in the farming sector that have led to a spate of farmer suicides in the state and urged the Prime Minister to develop a long-term strategy to protect the life and livelihood of people in the district.

Kerala Rains: 'Govt needs to pay attention, aggressively support people,' says Rahul Gandhi in Wayanad

Rahul was addressing the reporters after he met the District Collector of Wayanad, AR Ajayakumar, to review the flood situation in the constituency.

Rahul Gandhi visits flood-ravaged Wayanad, assures displaced people of assistance

Gandhi visited relief camps at Kotakkal in Nilambur, Mambad, Edavannapara and the landslide site of Kavalappara in Malappuram district. 

Wayanad remains at the centre of Kerala's rainfall devastation story

The ecologically fragile zone, classified as one of the four climate change hot-spots in Kerala, received 252.3 mm rainfall against actual rainfall of 184.5 mm in the period between August 1 and August 7, a departure of 37 per cent.


Kerala rains: Death toll rises to six, red alert in four districts

Kerala Rains, Weather Forecast Today Live News Updates: The decision to bring in personnel of the NDRF into districts heavily affected by landslides and floods was taken at the emergency meeting convened by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today.

Modi's 'Kerala dear to me' remark: Rahul Gandhi says PM considers BJP and non-BJP states differently

Thanking the voters of the Wayanad for electing him, Gandhi claimed that the ruling BJP was blinded by "hatred and anger" and viewed those not following the RSS ideology not as Indians while vowing to fight it.

Wayanad: Rahul Gandhi meets retired nurse who was present during his birth

Vavathil was on duty at Delhi’s Holy Family Hospital on June 19, 1970, when Rahul was born. After taking VRS from service, she returned to Kerala in 1987 and is now settled in Kalloor near Sulthan Bathery.

Rahul Gandhi Wayanad Visit HIGHLIGHTS: 'Cong will fight intolerance created by BJP,' Rahul says in Wayanad

Rahul Gandhi Wayanad Visit Today HIGHLIGHTS: Rahul Gandhi will hold roadshows and meetings in Kalikavu, Nilambur, Edavanna and Areekode during the day. Rahul has planned to meet people and party workers in Wayanad.

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Beautiful places you can visit in and around Wayanad

Wayanad, a rural district in Kerala state, has several tourist spots. Here are some places you can visit.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Rahul Gandhi files nomination from Wayanad, holds roadshow

With Congress president Rahul Gandi pitching himself as a candidate from Kerala's Wayanad, there is renewed hope among locals that their demands would be fulfilled by their star candidate.