Centre to review flight resumption, states begin to reimpose curbs as new variant sparks alert

Centre to review flight resumption, states begin to reimpose curbs as new variant sparks alert

New Delhi: As concerns mounted over the spread of potentially more contagious coronavirus variant Omicron to many countries, the Centre on Sunday decided to review the resumption of international flights and issued a slew of directions to the states for ramping up testing-surveillance measures and health facilities. Alert to the looming threat, states began to […]

CPM Pathanamthitta district secretary slams personal attacks against Veena George

CPM Pathanamthitta district secretary slams personal attacks against Veena George

Pathanamthitta: The CPM district secretary KP Udayabhanu on Sunday alleged that there are some ‘traitors’ in the district faction of the party and they will be dealt with. He was responding to the criticism against health minister Veena George who hails from the district. He extended support to the minister while attending the area conference here on […]

TMC ‘disinterested’ to coordinate with Congress in winter session

TMC ‘disinterested’ to coordinate with Congress in winter session

Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Saturday said it is “disinterested” in coordinating with the Congress during the upcoming winter session of Parliament but maintained that it would cooperate with other opposition camps on various issues concerning people’s interest, a party leader said on Saturday. The TMC “most probably will not attend” the opposition parties’ meeting […]

Children coming to Sabarimala exempted from RT-PCR test: Kerala govt

Children coming to Sabarimala exempted from RT-PCR test: Kerala govt

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government on Saturday exempted children below ten years of age from cumpulsory RT-PCR testing before visiting the famed Sabarimala temple. In a fresh directive, it said that the elders should ensure that the children accompanying them strictly observe the Covid protocols and wear a mask, carry a sanitiser and maintain social distancing. […]

‘Halal’ means fit for consumption; controversies resulted from Sangh Parivar agenda, says CM

‘Halal’ means fit for consumption; controversies resulted from Sangh Parivar agenda, says CM

Kannur: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has reacted to the Halal controversy.The word ‘Halal’ means fit for consumption. But it was a Sangh Parivar agenda to spread lies about the same, he added.‘Halal means things that do not cause any harm. But there are attempts to demean a particular community on the basis of this. Sangh […]

Lyricist Bichu Thirumala passes away

Lyricist Bichu Thirumala passes away

Thiruvananthapuram: Noted Malayalam lyricist and poet Bichu Thirumala passed away at the age of 80, following a heart attack at a private hospital here at 3.15 am. He was undergoing treatment for breathing trouble and was placed under the ventilator after his condition worsened. Bichu Thirumala was notable for his eloquent writing pedigree that brought a […]

‘Illegal’ adoption case: Jayachandran do not require anticipatory plea, says court

‘Illegal’ adoption case: Jayachandran do not require anticipatory plea, says court

Thiruvananthapuram: The Thiruvananthapuram Fourth Fast Track Court on Thursday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of P S Jayachandran, father of Anupama S Chandran, in the ‘illegal’ adoption case. Jayachandran can avail the bail from the police station if arrested, the court observed while rejecting the plea. Anticipatory bail is not required for the charges against […]