Around Kerala in a Week - from rebirth for ‘Kireedam’ Bridge to sale of Pakistan’s national bird
Rebirth for ‘Kireedam’ Bridge, to become memorial for actor Thilakan
A collective of cultural leaders at Vellayani in Thiruvananthapuram district has decided to preserve the ‘Kireedam’ bridge on Kannukalichal for the fond memories of a popular movie.
This small bridge shot to fame in 1989 with the release of the Mohanlal-starrer 'Kireedam’. Some scenes of the movie were filmed on this bridge. Since then, it got the name 'Kireedam Paalam.' READ MORE
Thieves steal water from well in Kozhikode village
With the state bracing up for a severe drought, it seems the thieves have found new fortune in water. In a rare incident, unidentified persons stole water from a well situated inside a house compound in Kakkancherry near Kozhikode using a motor pump.
The thieves are believed to have transported the water in a tanker. READ MORE
BBC's ‘Real Marigold' finds its true love in Kochi
Which is the best place for a cheap and safe retirement life? The question is from BBC which sent eight explorers under the program titled 'Real Marigold' to find out if India fits the bill. Not only did India fit in, the eight-member team found their retirement love in Kochi. The team that visited several places in India spent an entire month in Kochi likening it to Britain for its good weather and safe environs. READ MORE
Bedridden for 8 years, Vellachi's plight will move you to tears
The plight of 60-year-old Vellachi, who has been lying on a sheet in a ramshackle hut at the scheduled tribe colony in Bandadukka village for the past eight years, will bring tears to anybody's eyes.
Vellachi is seeking the aid of good Samaritans for her treatment and a house to protect her from rain. READ MORE
Private bus runs a day's trip for 10-year-old renal patient
Ten-year-old Sreehari from Malamelvadakkathil, Nadaykkavu, Chettikulangara, who is bedridden with renal complications, has been given new hope by the locals and entrepreneurs who cooperated in the charity run of SLMS&S bus that services the route between Haripad and Mavelikkara. The private bus, owned by Koshy, volunteered to run a day's trip exclusively for Sreehari's treatment support. READ MORE
Pakistan’s national bird on sale, Nedumbassery woman held
A Nedumbassery-native was taken into custody here for attempting to sell rare species of Chukar Partridges.
Sumi (40), a housewife, was nabbed by a team of officials from the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and Wild Life Crime Control Bureau from her house.
Chukar Partridge, a Eurasian upland gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae, is Pakistan’s National Bird. READ MORE