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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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Coronavirus outbreak: UK tourist who tested positive, 18 others offloaded from flight in Kerala
Mon, Mar 16, 2020

While the UK national and his wife have been admitted to an isolation facility at a government hospital, the 17 others from his group have been sent to a hotel for quarantine.

Saw father’s funeral via video call: Man arrives from Qatar, isolated
Sat, Mar 14, 2020

Lino Abel is one of the 5,400-odd persons isolated either at home or hospital across the state. He was not even allowed to have a last glimpse of the body of his father Abel Ouseph, and had to watch the funeral via video call from a hospital bed.

Coronavirus outbreak: Kids can’t go to school so mid-day meal material will go home, says Kerala govt
Sat, Mar 14, 2020

The state had decided to suspend all functions and shut down institutions, starting from anganwadis, Wednesday.

Coronavirus: Two more test positive in Kerala, count 19 now
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

With the two cases reported from Kannur and Thrissur on Thursday, seven out of 14 districts in Kerala have reported Covid-19 positive cases.

Indians in Italy wait for corona-negative certificate to leave
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

On Tuesday, after the Italian government slapped nation-wide curbs to arrest the outbreak which has taken a heavy toll, Indians in batches have been rushing to Fiumicino International Airport in Rome. However, they could not fly out of Italy for want of the certificate that they had been tested negative for Covid-19.

Thriuvananthapuram: Two critical, state warns of action for flouting quarantine norms
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

No new positive cases were reported on Wednesday even as the number of persons under observation rose to 3,313 the highest since the third week of January when the state began monitoring those arriving from China with suspected exposure to Covid-19.

Back from Italy with parents, 3-year-old boy tests positive for coronavirus in Kerala
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

The fresh bout began on Sunday when five people, three of them from Italy and two of their close relatives, tested positive in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district.

Coronavirus: Five more in Kerala; three came from Italy, not screened
Mon, Mar 09, 2020

The Ladakh administration, meanwhile, ordered closing of all government and private schools in Leh district till March 31.

Coronavirus scare: No one at airport told us about screening, says Kerala family
Mon, Mar 09, 2020

“We arrived in Kochi on February 29 and my sister and her husband came to take us home in Ranni taluk (in Pathanamthitta district),” he said.

Kerala ashram shuts door to visitors over infection fears
Sat, Mar 07, 2020

Meanwhile, Health Minister K K Shailaja said there would not be any restrictions for the pongala festival at the Attukal Devi temple in Thiruvananthapuram on March 9.

Coronavirus outbreak: Isolation over, first 2 patients look ahead with hope
Fri, Mar 06, 2020

The woman, who was the first positive coronavirus case in the country, was under isolation for 25 days from January 27. Subsequently, she was put on home quarantine, which ended on March 1.

Kerala: Local CPM leader ‘pockets aid for flood victims’, absconding
Thu, Mar 05, 2020

CPI(M) local committee member M M Anwar has allegedly pocketed Rs 10.54 lakh with the help of a Revenue Department official. Anwar is absconding, while police arrested clerk Vishnu Prasad on Tuesday.

In football-crazy Kerala, the night gamechanger: Artificial turf
Wed, Mar 04, 2020

The state has around 500 artificial turfs, of which 150 are in Kozhikode district, erected and managed by local men, mostly Gulf returnees. Players, who once used to rush to dusty village grounds, book time slots in the verdant turf and pool money for rent every night.

Recalled: The story of a child’s rape and a Kerala priest’s defrocking
Tue, Mar 03, 2020

The scandal is unparalleled in the list of reported cases of sexual abuse in the Church in Kerala.

Kerala woman kills self after public humiliation
Tue, Mar 03, 2020

The oracle allegedly told a crowd gathered for a temple ceremony in Manalur village on February 25 that the woman possessed “bad character” and should repent before a temple goddess.

Kerala: Better soil health, market linkage, revives paddy cultivation
Mon, Mar 02, 2020

Paddy cultivation had turned into an unremunerative activity mainly due to increasing labour costs, low yields and poor returns from the final produce.

Kerala govt’s Life Mission sees completion of 2 lakh new houses
Sat, Feb 29, 2020

The mission had joined hands with leading suppliers of construction materials and items for making quality products available for the housing project.

Kerala High Court bans agitations on campus
Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Delivering the verdict, a bench of Justice P B Suresh Kumar said educational institutions are meant for academic- related activities and not protests and no one has the right to violate fundamental rights of other students.

Kerala PSC in the dock after questions ‘copied from Pakistan civil service exam’
Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Around 3.40 lakh applicants on last Saturday appeared for the KAS exam, meant for direct recruitment for the post of deputy collector.

CAG report: Opposition seeks CBI probe against Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Thu, Feb 20, 2020

Last week, the CAG report found that the state police diverted funds for strengthening infrastructure for anti-Maoist activities to meet the luxury requirements of senior officials.