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

Thiruvananthapuram: The government has decided to stop sea washing as part of the ..

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Alappad protest: Govt officially invites protesters for meeting
Alappad mining: Protest committee says not invited for meeting with minister
Alappad mining: NGT seeks report from Kollam administration

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 sectorin 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 affectthe 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 ..

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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 ..


Stop constructions in Sabarimala: High level panel

New Delhi: The high level committee appointed by the supreme court has ordered to stop the construction works in the forest land in ..


Baratang - A Geological Wonder

There is more to Andamans beyond the crystal clear seas and pristine nature. A trip to Baratang Island, 150 km north of Port Blair, ..

asiatic lion in Gir forest

Prosecute those who scuttled SC judgment to protect Gir Lions : Justice KS Radhakrishnan

The sole objective of the SC judgment was to protect the endangered Gir Lions of Gujarat, concluded the court after detailed discussions ..


Centre gives nod for conducting feasibility study for new dam in Mullaperiyar

New Delhi: The central government has granted permission to Kerala for conducting a feasibility study for constructing a new dam in ..

Mangalam dam

All 6 shutters of Mangalam dam opened following non-stop rain for 12 hrs

Mangalam Dam (Palakkad): All six shutters of Mangalam dam were raised to 15 cm on Saturday due to the heavy rain that lashed the state ..

oyster shell

Oyster colonies in Vembanad lake destroyed by floods; Farmers seek help

Thuravoor (Alappuzha): After the flood that devastated the state, the oyster colonies in Vembanad lake also havebeen destroyed. With ..


The hidden dangers behind delicious meat

Meat is consumed on a massive scale across the world, with billions of animals killed every year. India is both, a large producer and ..

earth drought

Earth will reach 1.5 degrees Celsius threshold by 2030: UN Report

Geneva:The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Monday said the planet will reach the crucial threshold of 1.5 degrees ..

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 shutterof Idukki Cheruthoni ..

Anathodu Dam

Anathodu, Pampa, Moozhiyar dams to be opened on Friday noon

Pathanamthitta: Considering the possibility of more rains, four shutters of Anathodu dam and six shutters of Pampa dam and shutters ..


Dams under concern; TN unresponsive to Kerala’s demand

Thrissur: Tamil Nadu has not responded to the demand of Kerala that a meeting of the Joint Water Regulatory Board should be convened ..


11 lions found dead in Gir forest, Gujarat govt orders inquiry

Gujarat: The carcasses of 11 lions were found in Gujarat's Gir forest, prompting the state government to order an inquiry, officials ..


Cyclone alert issued for Odisha, Andhra Pradesh

Bhubaneswar:The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday issued a cyclone alert for Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. The IMD ..

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This is how Payyannur succeeded in plastic eradication, biomanure production

Payyannur (Kannur): Instead of following a preset model for waste management, Payyannur municipality have chosen plastic waste eradication ..


1.5 mn to evacuate as Hurricane Florence approaches US

Washington: More than 1.5 million people have been asked to evacuate their homes along the Virginia, North and South Carolina coasts ..


Release of water from Mullaperiyar Dam not a reason behind Kerala floods: CWC

New Delhi: The release of water from the Mullaperiyar Dam was not one of the reasons behind Kerala floods as claimed by the state government, ..


Groundwater level dropping intensively: CWRDM

Kozhikode: The rivers and streams in the state are drying up indicating the arrival of a hard drought after the floods. The state government ..

kerala floods

Govt to relocate people dwelling in disaster prone areas

Thiruvananthapuram: Keralagovernment has ordered to relocate the people who reside in eco-sensitive zones and places under risk of ..

kerala floods

Mass death of earthworms spotted in Wayanad again

Kalpetta: A few days after the flood receded in the state, a strange incident of mass death of earthworms has been noted in some areas ..

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Climate Change: Experts assert more impact on western ghats

Kochi: An expert team opined that climate change will make more devastating impacton western ghats. Experts who attended a workshop ..


6.7-magnitude quake jolts Japan

Tokyo:An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale, followed by a number of aftershocks, rocked Japan's Hokkaido prefecture ..


A waterfall featured in 'Adventure Tourism Map' loses charm after floods

Karuvarakundu (Malappuram): The bed at the base of a waterfall that was a major centre of attraction for tourists was dumped with rocks ..


Fishes aplenty in Bharatapuzha river

Ponnani: As water level receded in Bharatapuzha river after the floods, various fishes are seen aplenty here. Huge fishes are washed ..

kerala floods

Dispute over flood review; Revenue dept wants nodal agencies to conduct study

Thiruvananthapuram: A dispute is going on regarding the assessments of the impact and damages caused by the flood havoc in Kerala. ..


No power in Pampa for 16 days; drinking water scarcity intensifies

Pampa: It has been 16 days since Pampa lost electricity supply due to the flooding waters. People have to rely on candles and mosquito ..

Kunnar dam

Kunnar dam filled with slush in flood; Sabarimala may face water scarcity

Sabarimala: Kunnar dam which was the majorsource of drinking water in Sabarimala temple was filled by the floods and is dumped with ..


14.2 pc area of Kerala prone to flood: 2009 Study

Thiruvananthapuram: A report showing about 14.2 percent of the total area of Kerala are prone to floods,remain in government’s ..


4 quarries had functioned in Athavanad hills where landslip occurred

Nenmara (Palakkad): Four quarries were functioning in Athavanad hills where a landslip claimed 10 lives recently. Even if the place ..

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African snail menace disturbs Sasthamkonam

Punalur: It has been a year since Sasthamkonam natives had a peaceful life. They cannot even sleep well as the African snail menace ..


Invasive fishes aplenty in rivers; pose threat to local fish breeds

Thrissur: The local fish breeds will have a major threat from the foreign fish breeds from farms and dams that was washed away into ..

rat fever

Alert issued against Rat fever, 23 die within 5 days in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: Twenty three people have died due to rat fever (leptospirosis) in the state in the past five days. The Health Department ..

kerala flood

Navy to take up restoration work in 2 Kerala villages: Admiral Lanba

Kochi:The Navy would undertake reconstruction work in two flood-hit areas in Ernakulam district, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said ..

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House cleaned up within 45 minutes; Kuttanad joins hands for super cleaning

Alappuzha: People have started cleaning up their houses dumped with slush after the deluge. Kaniyamparambil Madhu arrived at his house ..

Woman power during flood relief; This photographer lady stands out

Presence of a woman photographer during flood relief was widely noted as she was active in the rescue and relief activities from the ..


Flood water receding; Kuttanad people on way back home

Alappuzha: “When the flood water rushed inside the house, we put a small bundle of paddy on top of the cot. After the sun showed ..

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Relief provided for flood-hit families in Thirunelli, Omassery

Action Aid for Societal Advancement Foundation came forward to rehabilitate the tribal colonies of Thirunelli and Omassery with the ..

Kerala Floods 2018

Financial aid for people in relief camps to be given today

Thiruvananthapuram: The government has directed to grant Rs 10,000 to the people who stayed at the flood relief camps in various districts ..

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Kerala suffers loss of Rs 35,000 cr in flood havoc

Thiruvananthapuram: As per unofficial statistics, Kerala has suffered a loss of about Rs 35,000 crore in the flood havoc. This amount ..


5 km long rail track damaged in flood repaired within 30 hrs

Thrissur: Railway tracks that were damaged in the flood and landslide were repaired within 30 hours. The tracks in Thrissur that were ..


Singer K S Chithra celebrates Onam with flood victims, urges support for relief

Many a people including commoners and celebrities are extending help to the flood victms in Kerala. Renowned playback singer K. S. ..


Minister’s surprise gift to little girl who donated savings for study table to flood relief fund

Kalpetta: Geethanjaly, a class 2 student, contributed the small savings she had kept for buying a study table,to the Chief Minister’s ..


Cobra caught from kitchen of flooded house

Thrithala: A cobra was caught from a house that was vacated due to flood. The snake was found at Manniyamperumbalam native Sainaba’s ..


Fee for new passport waived for flood victims

Kozhikode: The central government has decided to waive the fee for allowing new passport to those who lost or damaged theirs in the ..

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Chennithala demands CM’s explanation on UAE aid

Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala demanded that the chief minister should give an explanation in the UAE financial ..


Kerala announces special lottery to raise relief funds

Thiruvananthapuram: The Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) has announced a special lottery to raise additional relief ..

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Oommen Chandy criticises decision to not open Thanneermukkom Bund

Thiruvananthapuram: Congress leader Oommen Chandy opined that the decision to not open theThanneermukkom Bund even when other dams ..


Sabarimala pilgrims’ vehicles to be allowed only upto Nilakkal from next monthly puja

Pathanamthitta: The vehicles of Sabarimala pilgrims will be allowed only upto Nilakkal from the next monthly puja season onwards. The ..