Postal votes along with those cast by Covid-19 patients and those in quarantine will be counted first, followed by the general votes on the EVMs. Trends across local bodies are expected to become clear by noon.
The jawan, in his 40s, is believed to have contracted the Plasmodium ovale, a type of malaria caused by a bite from a female Anopheles mosquito, during his time in Sudan as it is endemic to that region.
The elections to 71 panchayats, 11 block panchayats, six municipalities and 22 seats in the district panchayat in Kottayam are a litmus test for the two prominent Kerala Congress factions -- KC(M) led by Jose K Mani and KC(J) led by PJ Joseph.
According to turnout figures provided by the state election commission as of 9 am, there has been 14.67% polling in Thiruvananthapuram, 16.19% in Kollam, 16.99% in Pathanamthitta, 16.85% in Alappuzha and 15.49% in Idukki.
Bharat Bandh today: Several political parties, including the Congress, Shiv Sena, AAP, DMK, Kamal Haasan's MNM, Left parties, the TMC, and the TRS, have joined ranks with the protesting farmers. NDA constituent RLP has also supported the bandh call.
Every year since 2016, The Indian Express has been marking the 26/11 terror attacks on Mumbai with stories of strength and a public event showcasing the spirit of the survivors. This year, the anniversary is being marked by honouring the corona warriors, who most epitomise that spirit.
Gone are the cliched posters of the smiling candidate with the party symbol. Here, the candidates of the CPI(M) in the upcoming local body polls appear in delightful digital posters in the very natural settings they live and work in.
The KSEB recently issued an order to clear hard wood and rosewood trees in the allocated forest area in Vazhachal division to kickstart work for the Anakkayam Small Hydro Electric Project which is designed to generate power from the water flowing out of the Sholayar dam.
Kerala Local Body Election 2020 dates, schedule: The contest that's likely to get the most eyeballs is undoubtedly the 100-seat Thiruvananthapuram municipal corporation. That's because in 2015, it witnessed a fiercely-fought triangular contest between LDF, UDF and BJP.
Blessed by an extensive network of waterways and its location in the centre of Kerala, Kochi is serviced by all major public transport modes: private and public buses, trains, Metro rail, cabs, autorickshaws and ferries.
In Kerala, there are innumerable records of the Vattezhuth, or round writing, script in the form of stone inscriptions, edicts and palm-leaf manuscripts that lie waiting to be read simply because there aren’t enough experts who can decode the text.
The ingenious plan, a brainchild of state Finance Minister TM Thomas Isaac, was formally rolled out earlier this week in Meenangadi, a panchayat of 33,000 people curled up in the Western Ghats hills in Wayanad district.
Along with writing, Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri was also attracted by the Gandhian thought and immersed himself into the reformation of the society alongside the likes of VT Bhattathiripad. In fact, he is seen as one of the pillars of the modern renaissance movement of Kerala.