sexual assault

Akshaya Centre owner arrested for attempting to sexually assault lady staff

Kavalam (Alappuzha): Owner of an Akshaya Centre here was arrested for attempting ..

Tempo van rams into wall in Chennithala; injured driver left alone as passersby refuse to help
Farmer plants banana saplings in grow bags, saves them from rain havoc
Marigold blooms at ‘Ponnonathottam’ of Alappuzha Municipality
Sujith in his sunflower fields

Young farmer converts paddy fields into sunflower farm in Alappuzha

Kanjikkuzhi (Alappuzha): Young farmer P S Sujith cultivated sunflower in 2.5 acres of land in Karikkuzhi fields with two intentions ..

Judy with trainers

Belgian Malinois 'Judy' to give strength to Alappuzha police force

Alappuzha: Adding strength to Police K-9 wing of the District Police, the Belgian Malinois dog named Judy reached Alappuzha. The ..


Abduction of Alappuzha woman: 1 in custody; woman admits of having links with gold smugglers

Alappuzha: A man has been taken into custody in connection with the incident in which a Gulf returnee woman was abducted in Mannar ..


Kidnappers demanded money; don’t know if they were gold smugglers, says Alappuzha woman

Palakkad: Alappuzha Mannar native Bindu said that she did not know if gold smugglers had abducted her. There were four people inside ..

Sreeji Sreenivas

Polytechnic teacher makes boards using coir baby fibre; lauded by minister

Ambalappuzha: A polytechnic teacher has won Coir Kerala’s honour for making boards using baby fibre of coir. Sreeji Sreenivas ..

Raji and Shravan

First and final test; woman and son study together for PSC exam

Alappuzha: Every evening, a young man and his mother turn their house into a classroom. They have only one aim – to get a government ..

Santhosh in ambulance

Freedom at last; 'Theruvu Velicham' to take care of Santhosh who was locked up in cage for 4 yrs

Cherthala (Alappuzha): When kind souls joined hands, Santhosh who was locked up due to severe mental disorder was given a new life ..


Conserving over 1500 rare plants in 'Lakshmi’s Atoll', Ramesh bags Vanamithra Award

Muthukulam (Alappuzha): Kandalloor Pullukulangara native K G Ramesh bagged the Vanamithra Award of the state government for his love ..

Veena and Vijith

Couple runs organic farm with rare flowers, vegetables, cows, ducks; visual treat for passersby

Haripad (Alappuzha): A garden near the national highway at Danappady here offers a visual treat for people with a wide variety of flowers ..

police jeep

2 police officers attacked at different places in Alappuzha

Alappuzha: Two cases of attack against police officers were reported from different places in the district. The incidents took place ..

Gopika and Devika in their farm

Sisters cultivate vegetables on roadside in Alappuzha; get stunning yield

Muhamma (Alappuzha): Two sisters have proved that they are excellent not only in studies but also in farming. Gopika and Devika, daughters ..

Dr P R Swaminathan

Visually challenged Swaminathan who graduated from London School of Economics no more

Alappuzha: Dr P R Swaminathan hailing from Chandanakkavu here is the first Indian who has been visually challenged since birth to complete ..

Christmas tree

Christmas tree made from waste materials attract people

Alappuzha: From the waste abandoned on the street rises a Christmas tree. The Pollution Control Board district office here has decorated ..


Quadruplets write first letters together; a curious sight for others

Charummoodu (Alappuzha): In a curious event, quadruplet children, four kids born at one birth, were introduced to letters at Panayil ..

ASI Sudheer

From fish seller to police officer; Sudheer traps offenders with his unparalleled computer expertise

Alappuzha: People who know ASI Sudheer will definitely agree that pre-degree is not a lower qualification. Though Sudheer completed ..

Gopalakrishna Pillai

This former bank manager from Alappuzha is among the top 10 farmers in India

Alappuzha: A former bank manager in Pathiyoor panchayat here has been selected as one of the 10 best farmers in the country. M. Gopalakrisha ..

Karthyayani Amma

On World Literacy Day, Karthyayani Amma is busy learning via online for next exam

Haripad (Alappuzha): Muttom native Karthyayani Amma, the oldest student in the country, is busy learning via online for the 7th standard ..

Karuvatta Bank robbery

5.5 kg gold, Rs 4.5 lakh stolen from cooperative bank in Alappuzha

Alappuzha: A huge robbery has been reported at a Cooperative Bank in Karuvatta in Haripad here. The thieves looted 5.5 kilograms of ..

Sheeba and baby

108 ambulance staff help woman during childbirth

Alappuzha: "I was in severe labour pain and couldn't hire any auto at the time. By the time, 108 ambulance arrived, it was ..

Amphibious Bike

Amphibious electric quad bike invented by BTech students to be useful during floods

Alappuzha: A group of engineering students have built an amphibious electric bike that can be used in both land and water. They built ..


85-yr-old woman who died in Alappuzha confirmed with COVID-19

Alappuzha: An 85-year-old woman who died in Alappuzha on Wednesday has been confirmed with COVID-19. The deceased is identified as ..

Auto driver checking temperature

Auto drivers initiate new ideas to resist disease transmission

Alappuzha: The auto rickshaw drivers in the city are trying new ways to resist COVID-19. The Motor Vehicle Department gave new directions ..

Floating farm in houseboat

Man turns houseboat into 'floating farm'

Alappuzha: A man has proved that even a houseboat can be turned into a farm. Thathampally native Jose Arattumpally cultivated vegetables ..

Krishna Prasad

Used elephant dung as fertilizer; now this man harvests 500 kg vegetables on alternate days

Alappuzha: CPI leader and Elephant Owners Association president G Krishna Prasad focused on agriculture during the COVID lockdown period ..

Couple found dead

Newlywed couple found dead at rented house in Alappuzha

Mannar (Alappuzha): A young couple who got married only two months ago was found dead at a rented house at Chennithala here. The deceased ..

Success Stories

Papaya, banana, vegetables in 1 acre; farming in sandy soil becomes successful

Alappuzha: A government employee who worked hard in the sandy soil during the lockdown has now reaped gold for his efforts. Kanjikkuzhi ..

Prathap Pillai with flight staff

Alappuzha man flew in as lone passenger and is excited at the unique experience

Alappuzha: A flight had flown from Frankfurt in Germany to Singapore on June 14 for a single passenger. It was Alappuzha native Prathap ..

Joseph James

Meet Joseph James, MBA qualified coconut seller

Alappuzha: Kalarcode native Joseph A James is an MBA holder and was working in a company abroad. Later, he came back to his place and ..

Anamika making handicraft

School girl turns waste materials into handicrafts; creative way of reusing

Kavalam (Alappuzha): Anamika never treats the dry parts of areca nut palm or coconut tree as waste. When this Class 8 student finds ..

alappuzha girl suicide

12-year-old girl found hanging in Alappuzha; locals blame mother for mental torturing

Alappuzha: A 12-year-old girl was found hanging at Valiyakulangara in Karthikappally here. The deceased was identified as Harsha from ..


Thuravoor-Kazhakkoottam NH: 7784 buildings to be demolished

Haripad (Alappuzha): A total of 7784 buildings have to be demolished in Alappuzha, Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram districts while reconstructing ..

Cartoon wall for COVID awareness

Cartoonists turn school compound wall into canvas for COVID awareness in Alappuzha

Alappuzha: As a sign of care and caution, some cartoon pictures have appeared on the compound walls of the town here. Passersby cannot ..


4 cops including SI suspended for 'stealing' 40 liquor bottles raided from NRI's house

Alappuzha: In connection with an incident in which police officers took away the liquor seized from an expat's house, four police ..

Nari Shakti Puraskar winner Karthyayani Amma

Nari Shakti Puraskar winner Karthyayani Amma contributes to CMDRF

Alappuzha: "Sir, I have only this much with me... please take this..." said Karthyayani Amma, winner of Nari Shakti Puraskar ..


Narayana Bhattathiri, who led Thiruvonathoni to Aranmula temple for 21 yrs, passes away

Alappuzha: Kottayam Kumaranellur native Iravi Narayana Bhattathiri of Mangattu Illam, who used to offer the delicacies for Thiruvona ..

SI hand over medicine to teacher

SI meets his teacher after two decades while delivering medicine during lockdown

Alappuzha: When the sub-inspector reached a house to deliver medicines, he looked at the elderly woman there with surprise. In a moment, ..

vegetable home delivery

Vegetables just a phone call away; women farmers initiate home delivery service

Cheriyanadu (Alappuzha): The coronavirus outbreak and the sudden lockdown might have put many households in crisis as they could not ..

K K Shailaja

Coronavirus: Health dept prepares action plans; state all set to fight

Alappuzha: Health minister K K Shailaja stated that isolation wards will be arranged in private hospitals also. Isolation wards are ..


Entrepreneur couple set to leave Kerala following harassment from officers, politicians

Alappuzha: Even as Kerala is preparing to attract more investments to the state, a young couple is planning to shift their startup, ..

cm pinarayi vijayan

Kerala mosque hosts Hindu wedding, wins CM's praise

Alappuzha: In a rare wedding ceremony held in a Mosque, a Hindu couple tied the nuptial knot and exchanged vows here on Sunday. The ..

ration card

One Country, One Ration Card: 140 transactions completed in 3 days

Alappuzha: Within three days of the implementation of the ‘One Country, One Ration Card’ scheme, 140 transactions have ..

Blackie police dog funeral

Tearful adieu to Blackie; trainers, colleagues turn emotional during funeral

Alappuzha: The dogs in the bomb squad bid farewell to Blackie aka Judo, the police dog who lost life the other day. District Police ..

vellappally subhash vasu

Vellappally’s family like Dracula that sucks blood out of Ezhava community: Subhash Vasu

Alappuzha: Bharat Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS) national secretary Subhash Vasu opined that Vellappally Nateshan’s family is like a ..

Ambalappuzha Palpayasam

No plastic from New Year; Ambalappuzha Palpayasam to be served in paper containers

Alappuzha: In a bid to avoid use of plastic, Ambalappuzha Palpayasam (milk dessert offered in temple) will be distributed in eco-friendly ..