Five drown as heavy rains pound north Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: Five people lost their lives Monday as heavy rains continued ..

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Quake shakes some Indonesian islands, damages temple in Bali

Denpasar: Indonesian authorities say a subsea earthquake shook Bali, Lombok and East Java on Tuesday, causing damage to homes and temples ..


India's marine fish production down by 9 percent as sardine catch drops

Kochi: Consequent to a drop in the catch of oil sardine from Indian coasts by 54 per cent, India's marine fish production in 2018 ..


SC rejects review petition, orders demolition of flats in Maradu

Kochi: The Supreme Court rejected the review petition and reiterated that flats constructed at Maradu in Ernakulam district violating ..


Indonesia issues tsunami warning after 6.9 magnitude quake

Jakarta: A strong, magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off Indonesia on Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported, triggering a tsunami ..


Water level in Kerala dams lower than Tamil Nadu dams

Mankulam: The quantity of water remaining in dams in Kerala is less than the water in dams in Tamil Nadu, says a latest report of the ..

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A second quake of 7.1 magnitude hits southern California

Los Angeles: A 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit southern California on Friday at 8:19 pm (03:19 GMT Saturday), the United States Geological ..

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6.4-magnitude quake hits Southern California: USGS

Los Angeles: A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Southern California on Thursday at 10:33 am (17:33 GMT) near the Searles Valley in San ..


Govt set to hike power tariff from next week

Thiruvananthapuram: The government is set to hike the power tariff from next week. The hike will be 10 percent for domestic consumers, ..


Maharashtra rain fury claims 27 lives; 18 die in Mumbai wall collapse

Mumbai: Rain fury claimed 27 lives in Maharashtra, including 18 in a wall collapse in Mumbai, while the authorities declared a holiday ..


Forest officials begin probe on viral video of tiger chasing a biker

Pullpally: A probe by the forest department to check the authenticity of the video clipping of a tiger chasing a bike traveller on ..

Kerala ropes in Cisco to build smart farming ecosystem

Kerala ropes in Cisco to build smart farming ecosystem

Kochi: Networking giant Cisco on Monday said it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Kerala State IT Mission (KSITM) ..


13-yr-old girl falls into Kadalundi river as worn-out slab of Pallathingal bridge gives way

Tirurangandi: In a freak mishap that happened at Chuzhali in Moonniyur, a slab on the walkway of the Pallathingal bridge in Parappanagadi ..


Sharp decline in availability of sardine, Kerala fisherfolk in crisis

Thoppumpady: Even two weeks after the onset of monsoon, sardines have not reached the coastal line of Kerala putting fisherfolk in ..


Mobile app developed to catch stray dogs with picture

Thrissur: A new system is going to be implemented for sterilizing stray dogs using a mobile application. The app has been developed ..


Geotextile tubes to prevent sea attack in Ponnani shores

Ponnani: To resist sea attacks, the government has given permission to set up geotextile tube project to the tune of Rs 2.81 crore ..


Parched Chennai will get drinking water, assures CM

Chennai: With reservoirs supplying water to Chennai drying up and ground water levels plummeting in absence of rain, water has become ..


How deadly is balloon for ocean wildlife?

My mind and body have instinctively always had the right feelings towards things that are harmful for the planet – it is almost ..

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11 dead, 122 injured in China earthquake

Beijing: Eleven people were killed and 122 injured after China's Sichuan province was hit by two strong earthquakes since Monday ..


Nitin Gadkari assures Kerala full cooperation to expedite highway projects

New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Saturday assured Kerala of all cooperation in expediting highway projects. Kerala Chief Minister ..

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Minister K. Krishnankutty faces ire of Valiyathura residents

Thiruvananthapuram: Minister for Water Resources K. Krishnankutty faced strong protest from local residents during his visit to Valiyathura, ..


Talking about death and last wish- Sugathakumari

Renowned Malayalam poet and environmentalist Sugathakumari spent her entire life for literature and nature and has her own concepts ..

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Land filling in Kunnathunad: Revenue Minister’s intervention not legal, says AG

Thiruvananthapuram: Revenue Minister E Chandrasekharan received a setback in the Kunnathunad land filling issue with the Advocate General ..

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New organic mosquito trap introduced; Traps upto 200 mosquitoes

Thiruvananthapuram: As the monsoon has arrived with an array of epidemics to scare the public, Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Community ..

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How 'Shajichettante Narangavellam' is winning hearts? Watch

Attracting the youngsters and bringing back childhood memories in others at the same time is a difficult task for everyone. When it ..


Monsoon catches up in Kerala; depression over Arabian sea likely

Thiruvananthapuram: Several parts of Kerala received moderate rainfall on Sunday, a day after the southwest monsoon set in over the ..


Nipah: Health department to remain alert as concerns move away

Kochi: Kerala is beginning to breathe a sigh of relief following the second Nipah virus attack. The test results of the seven patients ..


Recharging wells is Vinod’s forte

29-year-old Vinod has been working on recharging wells for almost 11 years. As part of monsoon, he has recharged more than 8000 wells ..

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Two new Cabinet committees formed to spur growth, employment

New Delhi: With the spectre of slowdown haunting the economy and rising unemployment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday constituted ..


150 trees within 10 years; Varandarappilly police station takes Environment Day seriously

Varandarappilly: In a land where many people show off by posing with plant saplings on Environment Day, a group of police officers ..


World Environment Day: Beat air pollution, urge experts

New Delhi: In a bid to raise awareness about major environmental issues ranging from pollution to climate change and sustainable food ..


Wild jumbo saved from well after over 6-hr-long rescue mission in Athirappilly

Athirappilly: After six hours and 30 minutes of long rescue mission, a wild elephant which fell into a well on the compound of a ..


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, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said ..


At 46.8 degrees, Delhi records hottest day since 2013

Heat wave conditions scorched the national capital Thursday, with the Palam Observatory registering a high of 46.8 degrees Celsius, ..

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Move to use CM’s disaster relief fund for large-scale development projects

Thiruvananthapuram: There are reports stating that there is a move to use the Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund for large-scale ..


Tiger ‘Amar’ of Thiruvananthapuram zoo dies of heart attack

Thiruvananthapuram: A tiger brought to Thiruvananthapuram zoo from Wayanad has died. The tiger named Amar died on Saturday by 9 in ..

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Alappuzha beach turning into pile of liquor bottles; Demand for night patrol rises

Alappuzha: The number of visitors in Alappuzha beach is only increasing day by day. Both native and foreign tourists flock to the seaside ..

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SC refuses to extend deadline for demolishing flats in Maradu

New Delhi: The Supreme Court stated that the deadline for demolishing illegally built apartments in Maradu in Kochi violating Coastal ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..