Monsoon to be below normal over north, south India; Will hit Kerala around June 6: IMD

New Delhi: North and south India are expected to have below normal monsoon this season, ..

At 46.8 degrees, Delhi records hottest day since 2013
Kerala Floods
Move to use CM’s disaster relief fund for large-scale development projects
Tiger ‘Amar’ of Thiruvananthapuram zoo dies of heart attack
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Wild elephant attacks forest officer’s vehicle in Agali during bid to drive it away

Agali: A wild elephant attacked and damaged a vehicle of the forest department in Attappadi. The jeep in which forest department employees ..


Shanthivanam: Tower line set up without cutting trees in first phase

Varappuzha: The first phase of installing KSEB 110 KV tower line in Shanthivanam forest has been complete. No new trees were chopped ..


Record harvest from flood hit paddy fields in Pathanamthitta

Thiruvalla: Paddy fields in Pathanamthitta district that were submerged in the floods has produced record yield this time around. ..


80k tree saplings to be distributed in Pattambi on environment day

Koppam (Palakkad): In connection with the Haritha Kerala Mission, a total of 80,000 saplings will be planted in Pattambi taluk ..


Monsoon to hit Kerala on June 6; to be delayed by 5 days, says IMD

New Delhi: The monsoon will hit the Kerala coast on June 6, five days after its normal onset date, the India Meteorological Department ..


Underwater snakehead 'Aenigmachanna Gollum' is the new fish in town

A new species of Snakehead fishes living in underground waters have been found in Kerala. The Kerala Fisheries Marine Study University ..


Leopard falls into elephant trench in Wayanad, released into forest

Kalpetta: A leopard that fell into an elephant trench dug up near the forest border was tranquilized and later released back into the ..


Alappuzha-Kottayam boat service likely to resume

Parechhal (Kumarakom): After the renovation of the Alappuzha-Kottayam waterway, the possibility of boats from Alappuzha reaching Kodimatha ..


Tiger kills pet dog in Thenmala estate; employee has narrow escape

Munnar: A pet dog was found dead in an attack by tiger at Thenmala estate the other day. An employee of the estate had a narrow ..

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Bamboo grass blooms once in 36 years; arouses memories of bamboo rice porridge

Kuruppampadi (Ernakulam): Arousing the nostalgia of the old generation, bamboo grove bloomed on the plot near Odakkali-Asamannoor ..

Sri Lanka tourism takes a hit after bombings

Sri Lanka tourism takes a hit after bombings

Sri Lanka's $4.4 billion tourism industry is reeling from cancellations as travellers shun the sun and sand Indian Ocean island ..


Clay mining at Cherupuzha terrifying a whole village

Karulayi: Clay mining at Cherupuzha is terrifying a whole village. Locals are afraid that the river might change its course if clay ..

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Cyclone Fani: Flights from Bhubaneswar, Kolkata cancelled

Bhubaneswar/Kolkata: All flights to and from Bhubaneswar have been cancelled for 24 hours starting midnight of May 3 in view of the ..


14 elephants found in Aralam farm, efforts to chase them into forest on

Iritty: The forest department has started to evict and relocate the wild elephant herd found in the Aralam farm, back into the forest ..

Ali Fareed

Cherry tree planted 9 yrs ago uprooted; Man who planted it came to rescue too

Chavakkad (Thrissur): A cherry tree that was uprooted in front of Chavakkad civil station a few days ago has been brought back ..


Chandrayaan-2 modules getting ready for launch in July: ISRO

Bengaluru: All modules of India's second moon mission "Chandrayaan-2", scheduled for launch in July, are getting ready ..


Ants are really much better than humans?

What is the difference between you and an ant? From war making to making slaves, from inventing medicines to farming, they do it much ..


Ooty thrives with tourists from Kerala, Karnataka

Gudalloor: Tourists escape to Ooty due to the extreme summer heat. Most of the people are from neighbouring states where they face ..


More water stored in dams prior to flood; Documents hidden by KSEB comes to light

Thrissur: The documents which prove that the dams in Kerala had stored about two times more quantity of water than normal before the ..


Do political parties think of environment?

According to statistical data, 25 lakh people died due to environmental pollution in India. This is around the population of an entire ..

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Another forest fire in Vattavada region

Vattavada: Another forest fire has broken out in the Kambakkallu-Kadavari region near here in Idukki district on Monday. The fire ..


IMD predicts near-normal monsoon this year

New Delhi: Monsoon will be near-normal this year with an expected rainfall of 96 per cent, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) ..


Kerala bracing ahead for scorching heat; El Nino likely to influence rainfall

Kochi: Kerala is burning in the scorching summer. The news of sunstroke and sunburn is reported everywhere. The meteorological department ..


46 lakh wells in state dry up fast

Alappuzha: The State Groundwater Department has found that 46 lakh wells which are in use in Kerala are drying up fast. Most of the ..


A broken wing, a spinal cord injury; Vets treat traumatic injury with love and care in Mannarkad

Mannarkad: Forest officials at Mannarkad turned saviours for an injured owl and wildcat on Monday. The doctors at veterinary poly clinic ..


Entangled bird struggles for 4 hrs on tree top; rescued by fire force

Guruvayur: A heron struggled for life for about 4 hours after its leg got trapped in the branch of a gigantic tree in front of Guruvayur ..


No rise in groundwater level even after floods

Alappuzha: A study revealed that ground water level has fallen to 6 metres and wells started to dry up due to the floods and changes ..


Groundwater level down by 6 metres, says report

Alappuzha: It is a matter of concern that the state will have to face drought after the devastating floods. The warning was issued ..


No respite from the sun: Heatwave warning extended

Thiruvananthapuram: Considering the intensifying temperature, the heatwave warning will continue in the state for two more days. The ..


Monsoon likely to be 'below normal' this year: Skymet

New Delhi: Monsoon this year is likely to be "below normal" at 93 per cent of the Long Period Average (LPA) owing to developing ..

Ramesh Chennithala

CM must answer for 450 lives lost during floods: Ramesh Chennithala

Kozhikode: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala has demanded that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan must answer for the loss of 450 lives ..


Amicus curiae report a shock for KSEB, electricity minister?

Thiruvananthapuram: While the KSEB and Minister for electricity M M Mani refused to comment on the amicus curiae report seeking judicial ..


Over 1.2 M early deaths in India due to air pollution: Report

New Delhi: Over 1.2 million people died in India due to air pollution in 2017, said a global report on air pollution. As per the State ..


Lapse in dam management caused flood; amicus curiae demands judicial probe

Thiruvananthapuram: The report submitted by amicus curiae has pointed out that lapse in dam management caused the devastating flood ..


Chathurakulam gives relief since 187 years but now pollution concerns galore

Thrissur: Chathurakulam, a public pond constructed in 1832, is the main water source for the public at Karoopadanna near Vellangallur ..


Do ants stand for election?

Read this and thank God that you are still the boss of the planet. The day ants grow in size, the dominance of the human race is gone: ..


Soaring temperature hints beginning of El Nino, claims experts

Thiruvananthapuram: The weather experts claimed that Kerala is having warmer temperature due to the commencement of a phenomenon called ..


Heat wave alert extended till Saturday as temperature rises

Thiruvananthapuram: Considering the rising temperature, the state disaster management authority has decided to extend the heat wave ..


Soaring mercury: CM calls emergency meeting

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has called an emergency meeting to discuss the intensifying heat and drought in ..


Keep your baby's skin soft and supple this summer

Summer is here, which means that your babys skin requires extra care and nourishment. As a new parent, it is natural to be confused ..


Kerala cannot declare drought: Govt to provide relief

Thiruvananthapuram: Drought cannot be declared in the state despite increasing temperature and scarcity of water. The weather change ..


Two suspected sunstroke deaths in Kerala

Kannur/Thiruvananthapuram: With the mercury levels rising in the state, two persons reportedly died of sunstroke. The victims were ..


Journey of a nature-loving photographer; Jayesh captures the unseen beauties

Kalpetta: There are many pictures which hold us close to nature. The beautiful sceneries including birds, fish, animals, microbes which ..


A death in the village means a tree is cut down

Lakhs of people die in India every day. The Muslims bury their dead. The Hindus burn theirs. Conventionally, firewood, electricity ..


Mercury soars; power consumption in Kerala breaks all-time record

Thiruvananthapuram: On Tuesday, 8.31 crore units of electricity was consumed by the state. This is the highest ever rate of consumption ..

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People spend huge amounts for mineral water; Flood impact on wells still exists

Thrissur: The scientific study jointly conducted by Mathrubhumi and Geologic Innovations headquartered in Thrissur on the impact of ..


‘School strike for Climate’ fame teen Greta proposed for Nobel Peace Prize

Students around the world skipped school on March 15 in order to demonstrate against climate change; taking their cue from Swedish ..


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

Thiruvananthapuram: The Secretary of Central Fisheries Department has directed to enforce the decision of Kerala to use only fishing ..

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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's relatives join BJP 'yet again'

Kochi: The BJP welcomed Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's aunt and her husband into the party fold at a function here Friday but ..


Escalating heat affecting traditional coconut tree climbers

Kannur: The intense heat has affected the coconut trees in the state too. Though the working hours have been limited to the morning, ..


Plastic flex boards banned during poll campaigns

Kochi: The High Court has issued an interim order imposing a ban on using flex boards during election campaigns. The HC order has clarified ..


Maoist leader Jaleel was shot from behind during encounter

Kalpetta: Maoist leader C P Jaleel (26), who was killed in an encounter near Vythiri in Wayanad was shot from behind. His body was ..

Pinarayi Vijayan

Farmer suicides: Pinarayi Vijayan asks banks to stop loan recovery

Thiruvananthapuram/Idukki: Following a series of suicides by debt-ridden farmers, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan Wednesday asked banks ..


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 ..

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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 ..