9 killed, a dozen missing as rains lash Kerala

9 killed, a dozen missing as rains lash Kerala

Kottayam/Idukki: At least nine people died and a dozen were missing on Saturday as heavy rains pounded south and central Kerala causing flash floods and landslides in many parts, prompting the state government to seek the assistance of the defence forces for rescue operations. Several people have been injured and displaced in rain-related incidents in the southern […]

Car swept away by floodwaters in Thodupuzha, 2 killed

Car swept away by floodwaters in Thodupuzha, 2 killed

Thodupuzha: The heavy rain is continuing to wreak havoc across the state. Two people were killed after a car was swept away by floodwaters in Thodpuzha. Dead bodies of a man, a native of Koothattukulam and a woman who were travelling in the car were recovered. The India Meteorological Department has warned of widespread heavy rains […]

Manmohan Singh photographed during Health Minister’s visit despite opposition, says Singh’s family

Manmohan Singh photographed during Health Minister’s visit despite opposition, says Singh’s family

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Friday slammed Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya for allegedly getting a photographer while visiting former prime minister Manmohan Singh at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, saying that for the BJP people everything is about a “photo op”. The party also demanded that the Health Minister apologise. The Congress’ […]

Dip in India’s rank in Global Hunger Index ‘shocking’, methodology used is ‘unscientific’: Centre

Dip in India’s rank in Global Hunger Index ‘shocking’, methodology used is ‘unscientific’: Centre

New Delhi: The Centre on Friday said it was shocking that India’s rank was lowered on the Global Hunger Index and it termed the methodology used for rankings “unscientific”. India slipped to 101st position in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021 of 116 countries, from its 2020 position of 94th. It is now behind its neighbours Pakistan, Bangladesh and […]

Fully vaccinated foreign travellers can start entering US from Nov 8: White House

Fully vaccinated foreign travellers can start entering US from Nov 8: White House

Washington: Foreign travellers, who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, will be able to enter the US from November 8, the White House said on Friday. Kevin Munoz, White House Press Secretary, said that this announcement applies to both international air travel and land travel. “This policy is guided by public health, stringent, and consistent,” he further wrote in a tweet. […]

Uthra murder case: Sooraj awarded 17 years of imprisonment, double life sentence and fine of Rs 5 lakh, not satisfied with punishment, says victim’s mother

Uthra murder case: Sooraj awarded 17 years of imprisonment, double life sentence and fine of Rs 5 lakh, not satisfied with punishment, says victim’s mother

KOLLAM: Sooraj found guilty in the murder case of his wife Uthra, the rarest of rare cases, has been awarded 17 years of imprisonment, double life sentence and a fine of Rs 5 lakh. The Kollam VI additional sessions court judge M Manoj pronounced the quantum of sentence to Sooraj. After serving 17 years of […]

Setback for govt, court rejects discharge plea of Minister Sivankutty and others in assembly ruckus case

Setback for govt, court rejects discharge plea of Minister Sivankutty and others in assembly ruckus case

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The discharge plea of Minister V Sivankutty and others in the assembly ruckus case have been rejected. The court has asked all the six accused to appear in the court on November 22. The decision is that of the Thiruvananthapuram CJM Court. The court rejected the pleas of the six accused–V Sivankutty, E P […]

Expert panel recommends emergency use approval for Covaxin in 2 to 18 age group

Expert panel recommends emergency use approval for Covaxin in 2 to 18 age group

New Delhi: An expert panel of India’s Central Drug Authority has recommended granting emergency use authorisation to Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for children in the 2 to 18 years age group with certain conditions, sources said on Tuesday. Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, which completed the phase 2/3 trials of Covid vaccine Covaxin for use in children aged between 2 and 18 […]

Director Ali Akbar resigns from BJP state committee

Director Ali Akbar resigns from BJP state committee

Kozhikode: Malayalam film director Ali Akbar has announced his resignation from the BJP state committee. He stated in a Facebook post that he is upset over some recent incidents and decided to resign from the state committee of BJP. The director added that he has decided to move forward without any political affiliation. Ali Akbar who was active […]