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With 426 Covid cases, Kerala records new single-day high
Thiruvananthapuram, July 10 (IANS) Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday cautioned the society at large about the grave situation the state is passing through with Kerala reporting 426 new Covid-19 cases -- another highest single-day spike.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala gold smuggling: NIA invokes UAPA against Swapna Suresh, 3 others (Ld)
Thiruvananthapuram, July 10 (IANS) The Kerala gold smuggling case, which has rocked the Pinarayi Vijayan government, took a new turn on Friday with the National Investigating Agency (NIA) registering an FIR against four persons, including prime suspect Swapna Suresh, the high-profile woman who rubbed shoulders with the high and mighty in the state and was close to Vijayan's now ousted secretary and senior IAS officer M. Sivasankar.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Protests in Kerala, NIA tells HC about Swapna's 'role in racket'
Thiruvananthapuram, July 10 (IANS) Angry opposition supporters took to the streets across Kerala on Friday to demand the resignation of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan after the unearthing of the gold smuggling case even as the NIA told the High Court about prime accused Swapna Suresh's role in the racket.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Cong for central agencies' probe into Kerala gold smuggling case
Thiruvananthapuram, July 10 (IANS) Senior Congress leaders from Kerala on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order a NIA-CBI-RAW probe into the gold smuggling case in the state.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Kerala getting closer to Covid-19 community spread, warns CM
Thiruvananthapuram, July 9 (IANS) On the day of another high number of Covid-19 cases, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, here on Thursday, said the situation was inching to community spread.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
I have no role in gold smuggling: Swapna Suresh
Thiruvananthapuram, July 9 (IANS) The prime suspect in the recent gold smuggling case in Kerala, Swapna Suresh, who is on the run, has finally broken her silence in an audio message, saying she had no role to play in the matter.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
How 'beauties' have wrecked havoc with Kerala govts
Thiruvananthapuram, July 9 (IANS) Over the years if one looks back, the role of 'beauties' wrecking Kerala governments has happened a number of times and the latest gold smuggling case is another example where the primary accused Swapna Suresh is on the run.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala gold smuggling case: Swapna moves anticipatory bail
Thiruvananthapuram, July 9 (IANS) Swapna Suresh -- the 'accused' in the controversial gold smuggling case involving the 'diplomatic' baggage of the UAE Consulate and presently on the run since last Saturday -- filed anticipatory bail in the Kerala High Court.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala records highest ever daily tally of 301 Covid cases
Thiruvananthapuram, July 8 (IANS) For the first time, Kerala on Wednesday registered 301 new Covid positive cases, the highest number so far on a single day.
2020-07-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
We are ready for any probe, Centre has to decide: Vijayan (Ld)
Thiruvananthapuram, July 7 (IANS) As Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan came under fire in the gold smuggling case involving the former PRO of the UAE consulate here and a Kerala woman on Tuesday, Vijayan said he is ready for any probe and it is the Centre's call.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Involved in gold smuggling, high-profile IT consultant creates political storm in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram July 7 (IANS) The seizure of 30 kg of gold from a diplomatic consignment at the Trivandrum International Airport has snowballed into a major political controversy in Kerala as the prime suspect of the smuggling racket, Swapna Suresh, a woman who wears many hats, happens to be close to the ruling Left Democratic Front government in the state.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Congress seeks CBI probe into gold smuggling case, writes to PM
Thiruvananthapuram, July 7 (IANS) The office of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in increasingly coming under fire in the 30 kg gold smuggling case involving the former PRO of the UAE consulate and a woman.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala CM feels opposition's heat in gold smuggling case
Thiruvananthapuram, July 6 (IANS) With the customs department tightening the noose on the 30 kg gold smuggling case and the former PRO of the UAE consulate at Thiruvananthapuram, Sarith, under its custody, the issue is taking a new turn with the Opposition coming out against the role played by M Sivasankaran, the private secretary to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala reports 2 deaths, 193 new Covid-19 cases
Thiruvananthapuram, July 6 (IANS) Kerala reported two deaths and 193 new cases, raising the overnight Covid-19 tally to 5,522, here on Monday.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala capital gets into lockdown mode
Thiruvananthapuram, July 6 (IANS) With the state government implementing a lockdown in the capital city, covering all 100 wards of the city corporation and three wards outside the capital under it, the roads wore a deserted look with very few vehicles plying.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Mani faction decides to keep options open in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, July 6 (IANS) The Jose K. Mani faction of the Kerala Congress has decided against aligning with any political front in the state for the time being.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Thiruvananthapuram municipal area to come under triple lockdown
Thiruvananthapuram, July 5 (IANS) The corporation limits of Thiruvananthapuram will go under a week-long triple lockdown starting from 6 a.m on Monday and only hospitals and medical shops will be open and there will be no public transport.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Malayalam actors' body meet called off as Youth Cong protests
Kochi, July 5 (IANS) The executive committee meeting of the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) ended in chaos on Sunday after Youth Congress workers staged a protest as it was being held at a hotel coming under a containment zone, where only essential services are allowed.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Kerala reports one more Covid-19 death, 225 new cases
Thiruvananthapuram, July 5 (IANS) Kerala on Sunday witnessed one dead person's Covid-19 test results coming positive and 225 fresh cases. With this the Covid-19 toll reached 25 in the state.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Atmanirbhar Bharat's development will be women-centric: BJP MP
Thiruvananthapuram, July 5 (IANS) Senior BJP leader and member of Parliament from Sirsa in Haryana, Sunita Duggal, said on Sunday that women-centric development will guide the Atmanirbhar Bharat and added that the MSME sector will race ahead through schemes announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala Customs seize massive gold haul from diplomatic luggage
Thiruvananthapuram, July 5 (IANS) The Air Customs attached to the Thiruvananthapuram airport have made a seizure of a huge quantity of gold that arrived on a cargo flight and was kept in a warehouse here for release.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
With 82-yr-old man's death, Kerala Covid-19 toll reaches 25
Thiruvananthapuram, July 5 (IANS) A 82-year-old man, who arrived from Saudi Arabia last month and later admitted to the state run Medical College hospital at Manjeri in Malappuram, died on Saturday late night, the authorities reported on Sunday.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala: Man arrested for impersonating Naval officer
Kochi, July 4 (IANS) A 23-year-old man was arrested here for allegedly posing as a Naval officer, police said on Saturday.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Testing time for Mani in Kerala, party meet on July 8
Thiruvananthapuram, July 4 (IANS) The coming days for Jose K. Mani and his faction are crucial as it meets on Wednesday to take a call on the way forward. The CPM-led Left has made it clear that to be considered (an ally), he will have to make the first move.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Single-day record 240 new corona cases in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, July 4 (IANS) Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Saturday said the state had reported 240 new coronavirus cases, the highest ever for a single day since the pandemic outbreak.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Congress in Kerala to assess office-bearers for performance
Thiruvananthapuram, July 4 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Kerala is trying to put in place a performance assessment system (PAS) to appraise the working of its office-bearers at all levels, with general secretary K.P. Anil Kumar already on the job.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala reports record 211 corona cases
Thiruvananthapuram, July 3 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said that 211 more coronavirus cases -- the highest ever registered in a single day -- were recorded in the southern state.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
CPI-M casts eye on Jose K. Mani, seeks party's political stand
Thiruvananthapuram, July 3 (IANS) The CPI-M, which heads Kerala's ruling LDF combine, on Friday asked Jose K. Mani, who heads a faction of the Kerala Congress-Mani, to spell out his party's political stand.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
PM visit to forward areas common thing: Antony
Thiruvananthapuram, July 3 (IANS) Former Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Friday made light of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to forward areas in Ladakh and said that "it is common for Indian PMs to visit forward areas" as it gives a tremendous boost to the defence forces.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Cong in Kerala accuses Modi Govt of playing foul in Italian marines case
Thiruvananthapuram, July 3 (IANS) State Congress president Mullapally Ramachandran on Friday accused the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government of foul play over the way the independent court of the United Nations came out with its judgment in the case of two Indian fishermen who were allegedly shot dead by two Italian marines who were on board the Italian tanker 'Enrica Lexie' off the coast of Kerala.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Pinarayi Vijayan has badly let down Kerala diaspora: Cong
Thiruvananthapuram, July 3 (IANS) Senior Congress Legislator and former State Minister for Diaspora K. C.Joseph on Friday said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has badly let down the Kerala diaspora on all fronts.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala baby thrown by father recovers, to be discharged
Kochi, July 3 (IANS) The two-month-old baby girl, who was flung away by her father last month, has recovered and will be discharged on Saturday, according to the doctors treating her.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
20 ISRO officials to go into isolation as trainee Covid positive
Thiruvananthapuram, July 2 (IANS) As many as 20 officials of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) here were on Thursday asked to go into isolation after a young trainee was found to be Covid positive.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Would love to play under Dhoni bhai or RCB: Sreesanth
Kochi, July 2 (IANS) Back in the mix after the Kerala Ranji team decided to give him an opportunity if he can prove his fitness, fast bowler S. Sreesanth has said he wants to return to the Indian Premier League (IPL). It was his alleged involvement in a spot-fixing scandal that not only rocked the 2013 edition of the cash-rich league, but also saw Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings serve suspensions.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Cricket
Congress objects to opening PwC office in Kerala Secretariat
Thiruvananthapuram, July 2 (IANS) The Congress-led opposition in Kerala on Thursday slammed the Pinarayi Vijayan government for going ahead with opening the office of PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt Ltd inside the state Secretariat.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala records 160 new Covid-19 positive cases
Thiruvananthapuram, July 2 (IANS) It was another day of high in terms of Covid-19 positive cases in Kerala as the state on Thursday recorded 160 new infections -- the second-highest in a day so far, Health Minister K.K. Shailaja said.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
151 new corona cases reported in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, July 1 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said that 151 new coronavirus cases were reported in the state.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Now, UDF extends olive branch to Kerala Congress (Mani)
Thiruvananthapuram, July 1 (IANS) Two days after the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) ousted Kerala Congress (Mani) for defying its directive to vacate the president's post of the Kottayam district panchayat, the UDF on Wednesday said it never ousted the ally but only asked it not to take part in UDF meetings.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
JD-S, LJD all set to unite again in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, July 1 (IANS) It's all happening in Kerala politics. After an ally of the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) was shown the door earlier this week, two parties now in the ruling Left front, which were together as a single unit in 2009, have decided to join hands again.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
After four hours, Kerala wild elephant rescued from well
Thiruvananthapuram, July 1 (IANS) A wild elephant which strayed into human settlement areas near Pooyankuutti in Ernakulam district and fell into a well, was rescued after 4 hours of operations on Wednesday.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife
Not blacklisted, PwCPL clarifies after Kerala leader's remarks (Ld)
Thiruvananthapuram, June 30 (IANS) After Leader of Opposition and senior Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala brought up PwC name while hitting out at Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, PricewaterhouseCoopers Private Limited (PwCPL) said it is not a blacklisted firm as claimed by the former twice in the past three days.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
131 new Covid positive cases in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, June 30 (IANS) Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Tuesday said that 131 new Covid positive cases were registered in the state.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Ousted UDF ally adopts wait and watch strategy
Thiruvananthapuram, June 30 (IANS) A day after the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) booted out its ally Kerala Congress (Mani) for defying its directive to vacate the president's post of the Kottayam district panchayat, the ousted group decided to wait and watch the developments.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala CM past master at scientific corruption: Cong
Thiruvananthapuram, June 30 (IANS) Intensifying the war of words, Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala, here on Tuesday, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was past master at scientific corruption.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
India's marine fish production records marginal increase
Kochi (Kerala), June 30 (IANS) India's marine fish production registered a marginal increase of 2.1 per cent in 2019 compared to the previous year, according to the figures released on Tuesday by the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI).
2020-06-30
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy
Kerala records 23rd death due to Covid-19
Thiruvananthapuram, June 30 (IANS) A 76-year-old man who arrived from Mumbai and was undergoing treatment at the Medical College hospital here died of Covid-19, said a state Minister on Tuesday.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
9 CISF personnel among 121 new Covid cases in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, June 29 (IANS) Kerala on Monday recorded 121 new Covid cases, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
UDF shows the door to ally Kerala Congress (Mani)
Thiruvananthapuram, June 29 (IANS) On expected lines, the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) on Monday booted out its ally -- Kerala Congress (Mani) for defying its directive to vacate the president post of the Kottayam district panchayat.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Structural changes alone can revitalize MSMEs: Report
Kochi, June 29 (IANS) Against the dramatic slowdown of the Indian economy triggered by COVID-19 pandemic, and the border disputes with China having far reaching consequences on trade and investments, the best, and possibly the only, option available to India today, is to consolidate and strengthen the decentralized manufacturing system of the country, says India Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Report.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy
20K contacts in list of 5 Covid positive in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, June 29 (IANS) With five medical professionals including two doctors and three nurses testing Covid positive at Edappal in Malappuram district, health authorities have now identified 20,000 people who have come in contact with these health professionals.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine