Catching juvenile fish to invite actions; Centre to enforce Kerala model in other states

Thiruvananthapuram: The Secretary of Central Fisheries Department has directed to ..

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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's relatives join BJP 'yet again'
Escalating heat affecting traditional coconut tree climbers
Plastic flex boards banned during poll campaigns

No such thing as peaceful hartal, observes HC

Kochi: The High Court on Wednesday observed that there was no such thing as a peaceful hartal. Regarding flash hatals, the HC said ..

Heat Wave

Temperature will continue to rise in state; Heat wave in Kozhikode unlikely

Thiruvananthapuram: The met department has said that the increase in temperature will continue across the state for 3 days. Temperature ..


Rebuilding Kerala: Govt to avail Rs 3,500 crore World Bank loan

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala cabinet Tuesday gave its nod to avail Rs 3,500 crore loan from the World Bank towards the state's ..


Preserve nature for our mythological birds

Other countries celebrate their mythical animals. Garuda belongs to Indian mythology but is the national bird and symbol of Indonesia ..


Increase in daytime temperature: Safety protocols put in place by KSDMA

Edappal: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heat wave conditions across Kerala in the coming days and in the ..


Heat wave likely in Kozhikode on Monday, Tuesday

Kozhikode: The Met department has warned of a heat wave in Kozhikode on Monday and Tuesday. Increase in temperature can be felt in ..


Python burnt alive, dry grass destroyed in fire at Calicut varsity campus

Thenjipalam: A major fire on the premises of the Calicut University campus destroyed a stretch of land and killed a python, parrots ..


US seeks information on Pakistan's potential misuse of F-16s

Washington: The US is seeking more information from Pakistan on the potential misuse of American-made F-16 fighter jets by it against ..


Why nature invented termites?

When my husband died, I inherited his work table, a long wooden desk with huge drawers. It has travelled with me from house to house ..


Cabinet decides to set up SPV to provide more facilities at Sabarimala temple

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Government Wednesday decided to set up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to provide more facilities and ..

kannur airport

Operations at 9 airports have resumed as of now: DGCA

New Delhi: Aviation watchdog DGCA Wednesday said operations at the nine airports, which were shut earlier in the day, have resumed ..


888 tons of chemical pesticides, herbicides used in food crops in state last year

Kottayam: According to an alarming report, Keralites who are concerned about the pesticide residue in the vegetables brought from other ..

Isha Sharvani

Actor Isha Sharvani takes part in cleaning Vellayani Lake

Thiruvananthapuram: Youngsters and students have come forward to protect Vellayani Lake here. A cleaning mission was held on Sunday ..

Chennai fire

174 cars gutted in fire at Chennai parking lot

Chennai: A total of 174 passenger cars were gutted in a fire that engulfed a parking lot in Porur area here on Sunday afternoon, authorities ..

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Brahmapuram fire put out; smoke under control, say officials

Kochi: The fire that broke out at the Brahmapuram waste management plant has been put out, district administration said. Smoke emanating ..


Kochi engulfed in smoke; People face health hazards

Kochi: The smoke emitted from the fire that broke out in the waste processing unit in Brahmapuram here continues to choke the city ..


Fire at Mangalavanam near HC

Kochi: A fire broke out at Mangalavanam near the High Court here on Saturday afternoon. The fire, which started small around 3.30 ..


Pak says not concerned over India's plan to stop flow of water

Islamabad: Pakistan is not concerned over India's plan to stop the flow of its share of water to Pakistan from the Ravi, Sutlej ..


Plastic ban increases demand for cloth, paper bags

Palakkad/Coimbatore: With plastic products banned in the shops and hotels, a large number of restaurants have switched to cloth and ..

Kailash Satyarthi

Law needed for data providers to curb online porn: Satyarthi

Indore: Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi Sunday sought a law for data providers to prevent online pornography and claimed it was "morally ..


IED, bombs menace growing more in J-K than Naxal theatre: Report

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir has seen a steady increase in IED blasts and other bombing incidents over the last five years, with 2018 ..


Geotube being installed at Chellanam to resist sea erosion; concerns over sand mining from shore

Chellanam: The works of constructing sea walls by filling geotubes with sand to resist sea erosion is progressing here. The geotube ..


Govt to waiver loans of endosulfan victims

Thiruvananthapuram: The government has decided to waiver loans of endosulfan victims. Loans between Rs 50,000 and Rs 3 lakhs will be ..

Renu Raj

Unauthorised construction in Munnar; Collector’s report backs Renu Raj IAS

Painavu: Idukki collector has submitted a report to revenue minister E Chandrasekharan in connection with the unauthorized constructions ..

Renu Raj

Finance Minister’s additional private secretary flays sub collector Renu Raj

Thodupuzha: Finance minister Dr. Thomas Isaac’s additional private secretary M. Gopakumar has commented against Devikulam sub ..


Will radio collar put Chinna Thambi in danger?

Marayoor: Animal rights activists are worried over fixing a radio collar on the wild elephant ‘Chinna Thambi’ which may ..


Police educate youth to shun political violence in Kerala

Panoor: Police is donning a different hat in the 'highly volatile' Panoor area in Kannur district in Kerala to wean youth away ..


Summer rain gives relief to Kottayam

Kottayam: Summer rains started to occur at different parts of the district giving relief to high temperature and dust. Cities and villages ..


Chinna Thambi in search of family; Forest officials in dilemma

Marayoor: Chinna Thambi, the wild elephant which has been straying on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border for the last 6 days, continued ..


Alappad anti-mining strike enters 100th day; Protest intensified

Alappad: With the anti-mining protest conducted by action council at Alappad in Kollam entering the 100th day, 100 persons will organise ..

Thomas Isaac

Flood cess not from April; says Thomas Isaac

Thiruvananthapuram: The government on Wednesday said it would not impose from this April, the "flood cess" announced in the ..


Forest officials fail to tame ‘Chinna Thambi’ as Kumki elephant

Marayoor: Chinna Thambi, the wild elephant which strayed into the villages, has been posing a challenge to the efforts of the forest ..


Alappad anti-mining stir: Govt alleges 'external forces' interference

Thiruvananthapuram: As the mass agitation against mineral sand mining in the coastal hamlet of Alappad is set to enter the 100th day ..

Thomas Chandy

Lake encroachment: Thomas Chandy fined Rs 25k for wasting HC's time

Kochi: The Kerala High court on Tuesday levied a fine of Rs 25,000 on Thomas Chandy for wasting the valuable time of the court. The ..

Men Caught on Video Vandalising Pillars at World Heritage Site Hampi

Police intensify probe into vandalism at Hampi

Bengaluru: The Bellary police has intensified their investigation into the vandalism at the UNESCO world heritage site in Hampi of ..


Toll on Ernakulam Container Road to be effective from Thursday

Kochi: The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has issued a notification declaring that the toll collection on Container Road ..


Desert migrating birds arriving to Kerala hints at danger: Pinarayi Vijayan

Kannur: Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that Kerala has become a favourite place for a particular species of migrating bird. He ..

Brazil dam collapses

34 dead, 300 feared buried after Brazil dam collapses

Thirty-four people were confirmed dead and nearly 300 missing Saturday, with hopes fading of them being found alive, after a dam collapsed ..

Governor P Sathasivam

Violent protests, frequent hartals lower Kerala's image: Governor

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala governor P Sathasivam Saturday pitched for a united approach towards rebuilding the state devastated by ..


Fish in Kerala shores losing weight

Kottayam: Changes in the oceanic environment is causing fish in the Kerala shores to lose weight, according to a study by the fisheries ..


Avalanche hits Jawahar tunnel, Jammu-Srinagar highway closed

Jammu: The Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed on Tuesday following landslides and snowfall and reports of an avalanche hitting the highway ..


Alappad mining: Govt stops sea washing; Locals to continue protest

Thiruvananthapuram: The government has decided to stop sea washing as part of the mineral sand mining in Alappad. However, the protest ..

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Alappad protest: Govt officially invites protesters for meeting

Karunagappally: The state government extended an official invitation to the Alappad sand mining protest committee here on Thursday ..


Alappad mining: Protest committee says not invited for meeting with minister

Karunagappally: Sand mining in Alappad and protest of the locals over environmental impacts from mining continue to grab the headlines ..


Alappad mining: NGT seeks report from Kollam administration

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday sought a report from the Kollam district administration after taking note of a ..


Alappad mining: EP Jayarajan to hold discussion with protesters on Thursday

Alappad: Minister for Industries E P Jayarajan will hold discussions with the protesters in the Alappad mineral sand mining issue on ..


Antarctica melting away at alarming rate: Study

Washington: A new study has revealed that melting of the ice and snow from the entire continent of Antarctica has accelerated by 280 ..


220 birds spotted during raptor survey in Wayanad

Sulthan Bathery: The Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, in a bird survey titled Wayanad Raptor Survey, spotted 220 birds in selected parts ..

Vaduvoor sanctuary

Vaduvoor: A tiny village luring and feeding global birds

Chennai: "When some visitors ask, 'How do the birds know this lake is full?', I simply tell them that I telephone the ..

E P Jayarajan

Alappad mining: Govt ready for talks, protesters refuse

Alappad/Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government Saturday expressed willingness to hold conciliatory talks on the Alappad mining issue ..

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Will check if locals are opposing sand mining in Alappad: Jayarajan

Thiruvananthapuram: Minister for Industries EP Jayarajan said that the government will check if mineral sand mining in Alappad was ..

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Snow and rain: Coffee blooms early in Wayanad

Kalpetta: The coffee plants in the district have blossomed offseason owing to the untimely climatic conditions of snow and rains. This ..

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Coastal protection, mining should go hand in hand: Minister

Kollam: Minister J Mercykutty Amma said that the move to destroy public sector in connection with Alappad sand mining will not be entertained ..


Mysterious, huge foam blob leaves people in Meppadi anxious

Meppadi: The people of Meppadi in Wayanad were anxious after they found a mysterious huge blob of foam was found on the ground. Bubbles ..


‘Save Alappad’, protest strengthens across state

Kollam: Alappad, a coastal village in Kollam, is facing a major threat following the sand mining since 50 years. The sea is engulfing ..


Departures put on hold at Delhi airport for 2 hrs due to dense fog

New Delhi: Dense fog enveloped several parts of the national capital, leading to disruption in flight operations at the Indira Gandhi ..

Udit Raj

Happy that women entered Sabarimala shrine: BJP MP

New Delhi: Contrary to BJP's stand on Sabarimala issue, the saffron party's MP Udit Raj on Wednesday welcomed entry of two ..


Language of birds

A friend of mine feeds the crows in Mumbai. He calls them by name and they come to feed. But while the birds listen to him, he, of ..


Elephant calf rescued from well

Kothamangalam: Forest officials rescued an elephant calf which fell into a well in a tribal region at Pinavoorkudi here. The calf fell ..


Drug mafia: New year parties under surveillance

Kozhikode: In the wake of drug flow into Kerala from neighbouring states, the excise and police departments will keep a watchful eye ..


Water in well bubbles up in Cheruthuruthi

Cheruthuruthi: Water inside a well here started bubbling up on Friday evening creating curiosity and concern among the residents. ..


Fear grips locals as radio-collared tusker returns to Wayanad

Sultan Bathery: A rogue elephant, that was fitted with radio collar, has returned to Vadakkanad from Karnataka forest range after seven ..


Tens of thousands take part in Ayyappa Jyoti

Thiruvananthapuram: Tens of thousands of people took part in Ayyappa Jyoti, lamp lighting program organised against the government's ..


Number of young Keralites in de-addiction centres outside on the rise

Bengaluru/Kochi: There is an alarming increase in the number of young Keralites who seek treatment in drug de-addiction centres outside ..


Class 9 student makes eco-friendly Christmas tree with bamboo frame, millet seeds

Christmas trees decorated with stars, snow drops, bobbles and gift boxes could be the best on a Christmas day. But Wayanad Ambalavayal ..


Attempt to smuggle 120 parrots from Kole wetlands to TN foiled

Thrissur: Two were nabbed from the Thrissur railway station here while attempting to smuggle 120 parrots from the Kole wetlands to ..


Green protocol to be strictly implemented ahead of Sivagiri pilgrimage

Sivagiri: Thiruvananthapuram district collector Dr. K. Vasuki directed that green protocol should be strictly implemented in connection ..

Manithi Team

Forced to return say Manithi members, police refute

Pampa: The Sabarimala foothills here Sunday witnessed high drama as hundreds of devotees blocked paths and chased away a group of 11 ..


Sabarimala: Buildings above 18 holy steps to be demolished

Sabarimala: All the buildings above the 18 holy steps (pathinettam padi) of Sabarimala temple that adversely affect the sanctity of ..

Drugs Mafia

Malayali students outside Kerala in drug trap

Bengaluru/Kochi: There has been a huge increase in use of drugs among Malayali students studying in other states. An investigation ..


Liquor bottles get piled up in Bharathappuzha river

Ottapalam: With the water level in river Bharathappuzha going down, the numerous abandoned liquor bottles started piling up on the ..


Ganja & mobiles, Mavelikkara jail a heaven for prisoners

Alappuzha: Following the statement received in court that an inmate was forced to escape prison to trap a prison superintendent, details ..


Mariculture policy to assist traditional fishermen

Kochi: A meeting was held here on Saturday at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) to draft the national mariculture ..


NGT sets aside TN order to close copper plant

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal Saturday set aside the Tamil Nadu government's order to permanently close mining company ..


How to prevent the secret killers of animals?

People for Animals Mysore picked up a horse whose head had been half eaten. I am including his pictures – the before and ..


Rare venomous spiders found in Western Ghats

Kochi: A research team of Kuravilangadu Devamatha college discovered 19 rare venomous spiders called Tarantula in the Western Ghats ..

climate change

World Bank promises USD 200 bn in 2021-25 climate cash

Katowice (Poland): The World Bank on Monday unveiled USD 200 billion in climate action investment for 2021-25, adding this amounts ..


New mission to make Kerala glass waste free

Kundara: With an aim to curb discarding of glass waste across the state, the government’s Clean Kerala Company Ltd has launched ..


Rare kingfisher spotted in Thanneermukkom

Cherthala: A rare bird found in the forests of Western Ghats was spotted at Thanneermukkom. An Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher, a colourful ..


Coliform bacteria count drops in Pampa, tributaries

Pampa: The Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has reported a tremendous fall in the count of coliform bacteria in Pampa river ..


Butterfly migratory season in Aralam offers a visual treat

Kelakam: Butterflies have started their migration through Aralam forest just as they do every year. Common albatross is most commonly ..


High rise buildings should not be permitted on steep slopes of Western Ghats

Kochi: High rise buildings should not be permitted on the steep slopes of the Western Ghats as the areas are landslide prone, says ..

Drinking water

Bottled water at Rs 20; Price reduction only on paper

Alappuzha: The government’s promise to make bottled drinking water cheaper has failed to bear fruit. As GST on bottled water ..

wild elephants

Wild elephants strike fear in Kothamangalam tribal hamlets

Kothamangalam: Tribal people in Veliyathumparambu are having sleepless nights due to the wild elephants that roam around here. A herd ..


Rail tracks to be human waste free from December

Malappuram: Railway tracks across the country will be environment friendly and free from human waste soon as bio-toilets will be installed ..

Erik Solheim

Under-fire UN environment chief Erik Solheim resigns

United Nations: UN environment chief Erik Solheim resigned on Tuesday after an audit questioning his huge travel expenses triggered ..


Six dead as 'Gaja' hits TN; 82,000 in relief centres

Nagapattinam/Chennai: Severe cyclonic storm 'Gaja' has claimed the lives of six persons in Tamil Nadu. Around 82,000 people ..

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'Thakkudu' and its tale of unusual friendship with forest officials

Marayur: People who arrive at inspection bungalow under the forest department in Marayur will be surprised to see a rare pet here. ..


Eating chicken means eating arsenic

“We have guests for dinner. Wife, please make them delicious chicken curry with arsenic in it. No? Then let’s take them ..


Centre to expand maritime boundary to 200 NM soon

Kochi: Considering the request of states, including Kerala, the central government is planning to expand the maritime boundary. The ..

delhi pollution

Thick haze engulfs Delhi as Diwali celebrations continue long after SC deadline

New Delhi: A thick haze engulfed the national capital Wednesday night with the air quality deteriorating to the "very poor" ..

kerala flood

App to assess property loss in flood shows error data; Govt in dilemma

Haripad: When the state government used the ‘Rebuild Kerala’ application for the census of the houses and other properties ..


Unprecedented power outages across Kashmir Valley, hospitals affected

Srinagar: Unprecedented power outages plunged the Kashmir Valley into darkness, with authorities on Sunday blaming Saturday's heavy ..

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Forest dept interfering with TDB's works: A Padmakumar

Thiruvananthapuram: Travancore Devaswom Board chairman A. Padmakumar lashed out at the forest department for hindering the construction ..