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 […]

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 […]

MICROCHIP AS A BIOMATERIAL

MICROCHIP AS A BIOMATERIAL

                  Mishbah Pinto Chandy   Biomaterials are synthetically or biologically engineered substances that can be introduced into the body as medical devices for evaluating, augmenting, or helping the body function properly by replacing damaged organs. Microchips were brought into light by well-known engineer Kevin Warwick in 1998. […]

Veteran actor Nedumudi Venu passes away

Veteran actor Nedumudi Venu passes away

Thiruvananthapuram: Nedumudi Venu, rated as one of the most talented actors in Indian cinema, died at a private hospital here on Monday. He was 73. He is survived by wife and two children. Recovered from COVID-19, Venu had been unwell for quite some time and was admitted to the hospital after he complained of uneasiness. […]