Kerala’s first electric auto starts service at Thekkady

Kumali: The new electric autorickshaw started service as a relief to the physically challenged persons who visit Periyar wildlife sanctuary. The autorickshaw running on battery was brought to Thekkady range in Thekkady east division of the wildlife sanctuary a month ago. Thus Thekkady has owned the first ever electric autorickshaw in Kerala. READ MORE

Now tree climbing is fun : Siblings develop 5 kg machine

Two brothers namely Shamil and Shibil from Malappuram reached YES 2017 with their latest innovation to easily climb coconut trees. The coconut tree climbing machine named ‘Systant Climber’ has great demand even from Gulf countries. READ MORE

30 ft sculpture depicting nature-human relation adorns Karunagappally school

Karunagappally: A huge sculpture that depicts different aspects of the relationship between human beings and nature is attracting attention. The sculpture adorns the campus of Karunagappally Boys HS school. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will unveil the sculpture in a ceremony on Thursday evening. READ MORE

Rare Sri Lankan bay owl found in Wayanad

Kalpetta: In a monsoon bird survey conducted at the south Wayanad, 118 species of birds were found including rare Sri Lankan bay owl. Bay owl was found in the mountain ranges of Vellarimala. READ MORE

And the best buffalo at the expo goes to... 1500 kg Sankar

Tirurangadi: An All-Kerala Buffalo Exhibition of Murrah breed of domestic water buffaloes was held at Kodungallur in Thrissur. Sankar, a giant buffalo owned by Ikku of Pandharangadi in Trikkulam, was the superstar of the show. With its enormous size and charm it bagged the first prize. READ MORE

Relatives in shock as ‘dead’ person comes back

Kollangod: The family of Krishnankutty were under utter shock, when the deceased ‘who had died 10 months back’ returned home last week. 58-year-old Krishnankutty, hailing from Pallassana, had left home in 2013 just 10 days after his daughter’s marriage. Since then there was no communication with the family for the past two years. READ MORE