Kerala reports its first COVID-19 death

Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala reported its first COVID-19 death on Saturday after a 69-year-old man being treated for the virus died at Ernakulam Medical College Hospital. The man, hailing from Chullikkal in Ernakulam, was admitted to the isolation ward on March 22 after his return from Dubai, the government hospital said in a statement. He was admitted with […]

Five more people from Kerala test positive for coronavirus

Five more people from Kerala test positive for coronavirus

Five more people from Kerala have tested positive for coronavirus, Health minister, K K Shailaja said on Sunday.All the five hail from Pathnamthitta district.While three of them had returned from Italy on February 29, two others were their relatives, the minister said.All the five have been isolated in Pathnamathitta general hospital and are under observation. […]

Kerala won’t implement Centre’s proposal to privatise district hospitals:  Health Minister KK Shailaja

Kerala won’t implement Centre’s proposal to privatise district hospitals:  Health Minister KK Shailaja

Kerala will not implement the Centre’s proposal to privatise all district hospitals in the state, said Health Minister KK Shailaja.The  the minister as saying, “The government is not ready to privatise the district hospitals in the state. The Centre has not informed that it is a compulsory directive from the Niti Aayog. Anyway, we are not […]

Kerala CM condemns detention of journalists in Mangaluru

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijyan on Friday strongly condemned the detention of journalists from the state in Karnataka, where two people were killed in police firing during anti-CAA protests, and said the onslaught on media freedom was a “fascist mindset.” “I strongly condemn the attempt to portray journalists as troublemakers and their news gathering equipment […]

Heavy rains in Kerala claim 42 lives, over one lakh in relief camps

Heavy rains in Kerala claim 42 lives, over one lakh in relief camps

Thiruvananthapuram,  As Kerala continues to battle the torrential downpour lashing its shores, death toll has risen to 42 in rain related incidents, including flooding and landslides, with over one lakh people moved to relief camps, officials said on Saturday. Twenty people have been killed in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts, and nine have died in Wayanad […]

Kerala police register case against Cardinal Alencherry in land deal

In a major setback for Cardinal Mar George Alencherry, who has been facing serious allegations in the controversial land deal case, Ernakulam Central Police have registered a case against him as per directions from the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court. According to reports, the court gave direction to arrest Cardinal Alencherry —the supremo of Syro-Malabar Catholic […]