Heavy rainfall till May 17; Cyclone Tauktae leaves Kerala

Heavy rainfall till May 17; Cyclone Tauktae leaves Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: Cyclone Tauktae, which was formed over the Arabian Sea, has intensified into a “very severe cyclonic storm” on Sunday. It will move away from Kerala and hit the Karnataka coast. It will move north-northwestwards crossing the Gujarat coast in the morning of May 18, according to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). As the cyclone Tauktae lay […]

Illegal arrack distillation inside mobile mortuary in Adoor; Ambulance driver arrested

Illegal arrack distillation inside mobile mortuary in Adoor; Ambulance driver arrested

Adoor: As liquor shops remainded closed amid the lockdown, an ambulance driver here turned a mobile mortuary for distillation of arrack. Interestingly, he stored wash (a fermented solution used for making arrack) inside the mobile mortuary. The accused is identified as Puthenveettil Abdul Razack (33), owner and driver of the ambulance. Police arrested him on […]

Seven persons confirmed with Black Fungus in Kerala

Seven persons confirmed with Black Fungus in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: Black Fungus or Mucormycosis, was detected in  seven persons in Kerala. The infected were undergoing treatment at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College hospital. Among the seven found to have the rare fungal infection, three are from Tamil Nadu. The Health Department experts have pointed out that people need not worry over the fungal infection Black […]

COVID: Kerala extends lockdown till May 23

COVID: Kerala extends lockdown till May 23

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has extended the lockdown in the state to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. With this, the lockdown restrictions will be in place till May 23, informed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Triple lockdown will be imposed in four districts- Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Malappuram where the test positivity rate continued […]

Nandu Mahadev, 27, loses battle to cancer

Nandu Mahadev, 27, loses battle to cancer

Kozhikode: Cancer patient Nandu Mahadev, 27, passed away here in Kozhikode on Saturday morning. He was undergoing treatment at MVR cancer hospital in Kozhikode and the end came there. Hailing from Thiruvananthapuram, Nandu  Mahadev was an amputee and had formed a Facebook collective Athijeevanam, a collective of seriously ill patients and charity workers, to provide emotional […]

Low pressure over Arabian Sea: Red alert in 3 districts on Friday, 5 districts on Saturday

Low pressure over Arabian Sea: Red alert in 3 districts on Friday, 5 districts on Saturday

Thiruvananthapuram: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued red alert in various districts of Kerala as a low pressure formed over the Arabian Sea. Red alert has been sounded in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Pathanamthitta districts on may 14 and in Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod on May 15. Heavy rain, gusty wind and rough sea […]

dukki woman killed in Palestinian rocket strike in Israel

dukki woman killed in Palestinian rocket strike in Israel

Idukki : A Keralite woman working in  Israel was killed allegedly in a Palestinian rocket strike on Tuesday, her family members said here. They said the rocket fell on the residence of 31-year old Soumya in the city of Ashkelon while she was talking to her husband Santhosh, who is in Kerala, over video call […]

Veteran Communist leader KR Gouri, 102, passes away

Veteran Communist leader KR Gouri, 102, passes away

Thiruvananthapuram: Former minister and JSS leader K R Gouri Amma passed away here at the age of 102. She was hospitalised due to physical ailments a few days ago and the death occured due to severe infection. Gouri Amma was admitted to PRS hospital a week back due to fever, breathing trouble and urinary ailments. […]

Kerala sees slight dip in daily COVID cases, records 27,487 cases on Monday

Kerala sees slight dip in daily COVID cases, records 27,487 cases on Monday

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala on Monday reported 27,487 COVID cases and 65 deaths, informed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan while addressing the media. The test positivity rate was recorded at 27.56. The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Thiruvananthapuram- 3,494, Malappuram- 3,443, Thrissur- 3,280, Ernakulam- 2,834, Kozhikode- 2,522, Palakkad- 2,297, Kollam-2,039, Alappuzha- 1,908, Kannur- 1,838, Kottayam- 1,713, Kasaragod- 919, […]

Kerala to convert fever clinics into COVID clinics in all hospitals, govt issues order

Kerala to convert fever clinics into COVID clinics in all hospitals, govt issues order

Thiruvananthapuram: Observing the worst phase of the COVID pandemic, the Kerala government has issued fresh guidelines to strengthen patient care in the state. As per the guidelines, fever clinics will be converted into COVID clinics in all hospitals. The health department also directed to arrange oxygen beds and 5 ventilators immediately at taluk hospitals. Fever […]