Cyclone 'Bulbul' makes landfall, two deaths reported

Kolkata/Bhubaneswar: Severe cyclonic storm 'Bulbul' made landfall Saturday ..

annular solar eclipse
Annular solar eclipse to be visible in Kerala on December 26
animal cruelty
Judges be aware of animal cruelty
Vembanad Lake
Alarming decrease in water flow in Vembanad Lake

Air quality dips to 'very poor' in Delhi on Diwali

New Delhi: A layer of haze blanketed the national capital and its air quality dipped to "very poor" category with revellers ..


Tourists can admire the pink carpet at Vembanad lake till March 2020

Kumarakom: The backwaters of Kottayam is abloom with pink and is carpeted with the beautiful water lilies or ambal flowers. As the ..


Distance limit for quarries in forest area reduced from 10 km to 1 km

Thiruvananthapuram: The cabinet decided to reduce the recommended distance from reserved forest area to quarry or crusher from 10 km ..

bird eye

Strangest eyes in nature

Imagine if your nose were to be on top of your head, eyes on your stomach and a mouth on your feet. I’m sure that such an animal ..

heavy rains

Heavy rainfall to abate in state; Orange alert in Idukki and Malappuram

Thiruvananthapuram: The Red alert issued in some of the districts in the state on Tuesday was withdrawn. Orange alert has been declared ..


Alert sounded; Heavy rains predicted for another 4 days in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: Heavy rainfall continue to batter several parts of the state and rain is predicted for another 4 days, according ..


Rehabilitation camps opened in Kochi following continuous rain

Kochi: Orange alert has been declared in 13 districts except Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. The meteorological department has predicted ..

Rain and lighning in Maharastra

Assembly polls: Rain may play spoiler in some parts of Maharashtra

Mumbai: It was a wet and cloudy Monday morning in parts of Maharashtra where voting for the Assembly polls was underway. Some areas ..

kochi rain

Heavy rain in Kochi; Rail, road transportation affected

Kochi: Rain continues to pour down heavily in southern and central Kerala. Owing to the heavy rains in the district, many roads are ..

heavy rain

Yellow, Orange alerts issued as heavy rains continue in state

Thiruvananthapuram: The Indian meteorological department has forecast heavy rain in the state with lightning strikes for the next five ..


Traffic congestion on Kuthiran stretch extends to over 50 hrs

Kuthiran: Traffic snarls on Kuthiran National Highway continue unabated. The block witnessed at 5.30 on Thursday evening continued ..


54-year-old cancer patient donates land for forest

Chengannur: Even 13-year-old cancer could not deter the Karakkadu native Shaji from fulfilling his age-old dream of creating a man-made ..


Maradu Flats to be handed over to companies for demolition

Kochi: Actions prior to the demolition of Maradu flats have begun. The companies carrying out the demolition have been sent selection ..


Ex-panchayat officials will also be held accountable in Mardu flat issue

Kochi: Ex-panchayat officials too will be held accountable for the lapses that happened in connection with the building of Maradu flats ..


Northeast monsoon arrives in state, Yellow alert issued in 10 districts

Thiruvananthapuram: The state meteorological department has stated that the Norteast monsoon has arrived in the state. Some areas are ..

Maradu Flats

Maradu flats case: Court remands arrested builder, officials for three days

Kochi: The builder and two officials who were arrested the other day in connection with the illegal construction of the Maradu flats ..

Candida auris

Threat of multidrug resistant fungi

Candida auris is a dangerous fungal infection that emerged in 2009 in Japan and has now spread round the world, especially in hospitals ..

passion fruit

Retired soldier turns his 5-acre rubber estate into passion fruit farm

A retired soldier and Kottayam native Joseph Louis Kavalam has made his life ‘sweeter’ by cultivating passion fruit on ..


Mohanlal responds to charge sheet, claims ivory case tarnished his image

Kochi: Actor Mohanlal has responded on the charge sheet filed against him by the state forest department (wild life). The actor has ..

Srilankan Owl

Rare Sri Lanka bay owl spotted at Paleri in Kozhikode

Perambra: A Sri Lanka bay owl, found mostly in Sri Lanka and Western Ghats, has been spotted in Paleri. The owl, which flew down to ..

Maradu Flats

Maradu flats: Demolition during morning hours, explosives to be deployed in first 5 floors

Kochi: The ideal time for demolition of Maradu apartment complexes would be when the wind speed remains low, that is during the morning ..


Living in group makes sense for animals too

Ants and bees have become paragons of a system that’s coordinated but without central control. Intelligence does not belong to ..

cheruvally estate

Cabinet zeroes in on Cheruvally estate for Sabarimala airport

Thiruvananthapuram: The state government has decided to use the disputed Cheruvally estate for the construction of Sabarimala airport ..

Aarey forest protest

Sec 144 imposed in Aarey after protests over tree cutting; 38 booked, 60 detained

Mumbai: Police imposed section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code in Aarey Colony and surrounding areas on Saturday, banning unlawful ..

maradu flat

Annoyed, Justice Arun Mishra dismisses plea seeking deadline extension of Maradu flats eviction

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thurday said that it cannot extend the deadline for eviction of Maradu apartment complexes even by ..

Mata Amrithanandamayi

Mata Amritanandamayi welcomes Prime Minister's campaign against single-use plastic

Kochi: Mata Amritanandamayi has called for an active support of the Prime Minister’s new initiative against single-use plastic ..


Gandhi would have liked Indians to focus on tackling issue of climate change: Jaishankar

Washington: Mahatma Gandhi would have liked Indians to focus on the issue of climate change, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar ..

Indian Oil waste story

IndianOil launches drive to turn plastic waste into bitumen

New Delhi: Country's largest PSU oil refiner and retailer Indian Oil Corporation has taken up various initiatives to support the ..

Maradu flats

List of buildings violating CRZ rules in state to be prepared in 4 months

Thiruvananthapuram: A survey will be conducted to find out the violation of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Act in the state. A meeting ..

Rahul Gandhi meet Pinarayi Vijayan

Bandipur night traffic ban: Rahul Gandhi holds talks with CM Pinarayi Vijayan

New Delhi: Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi held discussions with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in connection with the night traffic ..

Muthukulam sea surge issue

Sea level to rise 1.1 m by 2100, Kerala coasts under threat

Kochi: Global warming, if left unchecked, will severely affect those living near the sea, including in Kerala. A report based on the ..

plastic bottle

No more plastic: Hotels asked to serve water in glass bottles

New Delhi: In a bid to reduce plastic waste, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has directed hotels to serve water ..

ceramic utensils

In a bid to go eco-friendly, Ponnani municipality offers reusable utensils for rent

Ponnani (Malappuram): Waste management is a major headache during celebrations and festivals due to the pile of disposed plates and ..

Kerala Sholayar dam

Parambikulam, Sholayar dams reaching maximum capacity, orange alert issued

Thrissur: As Parambikulam, Upper Sholayar and Lower Sholayar dams are reaching their maximum storage capacity, Peringalkuthu dam and ..

Maradu flat owners protest

Will not leave; Maradu flat owners respond to municipality’s eviction notice

Kochi: The owners of Maradu flats responded to the notice issued by Maradu municipality by stating that they are not willing to evict ..


Governor’s wife tastes ada pradhaman and watches pookalam contest

Thiruvananthapuram: The new governor of Kerala Arif Mohammad Khan’s wife Reshma Arif took part in the Onam celebrations by tasting ..


21 dams in Kerala are more prone to earthquakes: Study

Coimbatore: A study has revealed that the high water level in 21 dams in Kerala has increased the chances of earthquake in the already ..


Start feeding crows to stop them disappearing from world

Back to one of my favourite subjects: crows. They are slowly disappearing so please save them now. Give them shelled peanuts, rice, ..


This ‘green-wedding’ makes heads turn with palm leaf decorations, mud glasses

Poochakkal: The stage and the wedding venue were decorated with palm leaves, greens and flowers. Hand fans were given out. This unique ..

flex removing

HC’s tight grip results in ban on flex boards

Kochi: When the government’s order banning flex was issued, the high court’s one-year long intervention in the case has ..


Heavy dust in 5 districts poses threat, reveals study

Kottayam: A recent study on air pollution in Kerala revealed that five districts have been facing heavy dust pollution compared to ..

plastic waste

Thrissur to say ‘Good Bye’ to plastic

Thrissur: Plastic waste including carry bags and chappals have become a major issue in waste management in Thrissur. With this, the ..

aleena kavalappara

Kavalappara landslide: A textbook found from debris breaks heart of rescue team

During the rescue mission at Kavalappara landslide spot, the rescue team was devastated by the sight of little Aleena trapped beneath ..

Mangalassery Neelakandan bull

Relief for ‘Mangalassery Neelakandan’ as vet experts comes to rescue

Oachira (Kollam): An team of veterinary experts came to treat the cancer affected bull Mangalassery Neelakandan owned by Oachira Moothethil ..