Trick to avoid wild boar

Tired of wild boar attack, farmer grows vegetables on wooden pillar

Kattappana (Idukki): Wild boars always pose threat to farmers as they often destroy ..

Idukki belly dance
Night party, belly dance: 6 arrested, released on bail; resort license to be cancelled
Lincy teacher
Teacher arranges 26 televisions for students in Idukki who could not attend online classes
Farmer donates entire harvest from 1.5 acre pineapple farm to CMDRF
Grapes at high range

Grape vine in high range garden bears fruit, pulls crowd

Kattappana (Idukki): When all are staying indoors during lockdown, Kattappana native native Biju is harvesting grapes from the garden ..

Janamaithri police engaged in farming

COVID-19 cannot beat farming enthusiasts in police force

Mullakkanam (Idukki): The Janamaithri police in Rajakkadu have decided to follow the Chief Minister's direction to be engaged in ..

Fr Benny cutting hair of inmates

Fr Benny turns barber for inmates of old age home even during lockdown

Rajakkad (Idukki): When barber shops were closed following the lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, many people had started ..


Changes in relaxation of lockdown norms in Green Zone

Kottayam: Some of the relaxations in lockdown norms announced in Kottayam district which belongs to Green Zone as part of COVID resistance ..

Amal and Akhila tie the knot following lockdown norms

Couple invites 2000 people for wedding months ago, now weds in presence of 10

Thodupuzha (Idukki): Without any hustle-bustle of relatives and friends, clicks of photographers and a grand wedding feast, a young ..


Woman locked up in car for 2 days, husband missing

Adimaly (Idukki): An elderly woman was found in an exhausted state inside a locked car. The woman was identified as Lailamani, wife ..

migrant death

Migrant labourer from Assam found dead under mysterious circumstances in Idukki

Kattappana: An inter-state labourer was found dead near Kumily in Idukki under mysterious circumstances. The deceased has been identified ..


A jackfruit for Rs 1010! Local market witnesses unbelievable sale

Koorali (Idukki): When the bidders were all excited to win the auction, a jackfruit was offered Rs 1010. The ‘expensive’ ..


Cardamom price touches Rs 7000/kg again

Kattappana (Idukki): After four months, cardamom price touched Rs 7000 again. One kilogram of cardamom fetched Rs 7000 in the e-auction ..


Larger, juicier and seedless; 'Malaysian citric lemon' conquers high range in Kerala

A new variety of lemon known as Malaysian citric lemon has found its place in the high range in Kerala. Idukki Kanjikuzhi native ..

Talking doll made by magician

Magician invents ventriloquy doll that can talk to vocal cord vibration

Thodupuzha (Idukki): A magician has stunned all by making a ‘talking doll’ that can talk without external prompting unlike ..


Cardamom price plummets to Rs 2600 after months of steep increase

Kattappana (Idukki): After breaking record for a few months, cardamom price has started nosediving suddenly. The price of the spice ..

Book made Onapookkalam

New trends in Onam; Take a look at this ‘Pookkalam’ made with library books!

Kulamavu (Idukki): The authorities of Karippilangadu Government Tribal LP School decided to celebrate the Teachers’ Day in a ..


Minister comes all the way to see ‘mootty’ fruit; returns after tasting it

Curious about the rare medicinal herb ‘mootty’ fruit, Minister for Agriculture V. S. Sunil Kumar came all the way to the ..


Cardamom price skyrockets; sets new record of Rs 5734 per kg

Cardamom price has hit new heights breaking records yet again. The spice fetched Rs 5,734 per kg in an e-auction held by Vandanmedu ..


Idukki DCC prez talking senselessly; bogus voting allegation wrong: MM Mani

Thodupuzha: Minister M. M. Mani rejected the allegation raised by the UDF about the bogus voting in Idukki. He also challenged the ..


Cooking gas cylinder in an anganwadi in Idukki catches fire; Ayah’s timely act avoids disaster

Moolamattam (Idukki): Timely intervention of an anganwadi worker avoided a huge disaster and saved lives of the children. The cooking ..


Man drowns in slush after friend shoves him into dam in Idukki

Adimali (Idukki): In a drunken state, a man shoved his friend into dam which eventually led to his death. The police arrested the former ..


All eyes on this Idukki girl - the future boxing champion

Rajakkad: The lone crusader from Idukki, Anju Sabu, bagged gold in state senior boxing championship. She has also bagged medals in ..

bus stop

For a change, thieves take away bus shelter in Idukki!

Nedumkandam (Idukki): In a bizarre incident, the bus waiting shed set up by Pampadumpara panchayat in Balagram Town was stolen by thieves ..


Man who quit studies due to lack of money now donates to print textbooks

Kozhikode: A farmer who was forced to quit his studies halfway as he couldn't buy textbooks due to financial crunch years back, ..

idukki dam

Idukki dam's one shutter opened; No need for panic, says KSEB

Thiruvananthapuram: Considering heavy rain predictions, the KSEB (Kerala State Electricity Board) has opened one shutter of Idukki ..

mullaperiyar dam

Water level increasing in Mullaperiyar; Cheruthoni dam likely to be opened

Idukki: With the water level in Mullaperiyar dam increasing, the district administration is considering opening of the shutters of ..


Drunken driver leads bus into ditch; excavator saves it before falling

Rajakkad (Idukki): A bus of Tamil Nadu Transport Corporation nearly fell into a ditch as its driver was drunk. Watching the bus fall ..

new born

Newborn baby wrongly thought to have died cries in ambulance

Adimali (Idukki): A newborn baby who was believed to have died and was taken in an ambulance to home happened to cry midway. The relatives ..

idukki dam

KSEB moves to set up new power plant in Idukki

Thiruvananthapuram: The authority has begun discussions regarding construction of a new hydroelectric power plant in Idukki dam to ..


Monkey stays on rooftop for 11 days, finally sent back to forest

Thodupuzha (Idukki): A monkey that has been staying on top of a doctor’s house for 11 days was caught and later released to the ..


Water level in Idukki dam coming down

Painavu: The water level in Idukki dam has come down to 2401.80 feet. With the water level dropping, the three shutters presently opened ..

Mattupetty Dam

Mattupetty dam opened; water level rising in Mullaperiyar

Kumily: As rains intensified in the catchment areas, one shutter of Mattupetty dam was raised. The shutter was raised to 30 cm at 9 ..


Water level drops; Idukki dam shutters remain open

Cheruthoni: As the rain and flow of water in the catchment areas decreased, the water level in Idukki dam has come down at a considerable ..

Idukki Dam

Water level in Idukki dam recedes; CM to visit flood-hit areas in helicopter

Cheruthoni: The water level in Idukki dam is receding as the water flow has reduced. The water level was recorded as 2401.10 feet on ..

rain havoc

BIG STORY: Rain rages in Kerala; Monsoon sabotages normal life

The southeast monsoon this year turned out to be the most damaging rain season for Kerala. Many places in the state have been affected ..

Cheruthoni bridge

All 5 shutters of Idukki Dam opened; High alert issued

Painavu: A high alert has been issued in Idukki district following chaos and devastation as the raging monsoon unleashed torrential ..


Idukki dam shutter opened on trial basis

Cheruthoni: Trial run in Idukki Cheruthoni dam began at 12.30 pm on Thursday. One of the five shutters of the dam was opened by 50 ..

Idukki flood

20 killed in landslides and heavy rains in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: At least 20 people were killed as heavy rains and landslides hit parts of Kerala early today, officials said. ..

Idukki Dam

Idukki dam at 2399 ft; Trial run likely by 12 noon

Cheruthoni: It has decided to stage trial run in Idukki dam as the water level has increased crossing all limits. At 9 am, the water ..


Rain havoc: 3 dead, 3 missing in Idukki

Adimali: The heavy rain in Idukki district has claimed the lives of 3 persons in 2 seperate incidents. One person died and three went ..

Idukki Dam

Water level in Idukki dam rising again

Cheruthoni (Idukki): The water level in Idukki dam is increasing at an alarming rate. On Tuesday night, the water level in the dam ..

Idukki Dam

Trial run when water level is at 2398 ft, says minister

Cheruthoni: Minister for electricity M. M. Mani said that the trial run will be held once the water level in Idukki dam reaches 2398 ..


Dam not to be opened at present: MM Mani

Cheruthoni: Minister for electricity M. M. Mani said that Idukki dam need not be opened under the present circumstances. There is no ..

Idukki Dam

Sky clears up; Water flow into dam slows down

Cheruthoni: As rain in the catchment areas of Idukki dam has decreased, the strength of water flow into the reservoir has been reduced ..

Idamalayar dam

Orange alert in Idamalayar too; Malampuzha to be opened on Wednesday

Thiruvananthapuram: With the water level crossing the limits, orange alert has been issued in Idamalayar dam on Wednesday. Idamalayar ..


Idukki dam not to be opened; Govt to take final decision

Cheruthoni: It has been assessed by the Dam Safety and Research Engineering wing that the Idukki Dam need to be opened only after the ..

idukki dam

Idukki dam likely to reach maximum capacity within 11 days

Cheruthoni: Idukki arch dam, the largest arch dam in Asia, will reach its maximum capacity if the water level in the reservoir rises ..