Kerala

Caution sounded on possible Nipah outbreak

Transmission of disease usually occurs in Dec-June Given the seasonal pattern of Nipah virus (NiV) outbreaks in South Asia and its own first-hand experience with this highly infectious pathogen in May this year, the Health Department has issued a directive to all district health administrations to take all pre-emptive measures …

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IAF aid didn’t come free, Kerala charged over ₹290 cr.: CM

IAF aid didn’t come free, Kerala charged over ₹290 cr.: CM

Says State has been charged hefty fee for flood rescue mission Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday revealed that the Centre had charged a hefty fee for the high-profile rescue and relief missions flown by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to save marooned citizens and rush relief material during the …

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Sabarimala returns to normality

Sabarimala returns to normality

Govt, BJP see High Court verdict vindication of their stand Sabarimala which has been witnessing protests following the Supreme Court verdict permitting entry for women of all age groups into the Ayyappa temple is returning to normality. Credit for this could be attributed to the Kerala High Court which has taken strong …

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Proud moment for Malayalam cinema

Proud moment for Malayalam cinema

Lijo Jose Pellissery, Chemban Vinod Jose bag awards at 49th IFFI held in Goa What Lijo Jose Pellissery and Chemban Vinod Jose achieved at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which concluded at Panaji on Wednesday, was remarkable. To win the awards for the best director and actor, pushing …

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New bridge to be built at Periyavarai

New bridge to be built at Periyavarai

Connecting Munnar with Marayur, Chinnar and Kanthalloor Work on a new bridge at Periyavarai connecting Munnar with Marayur, Chinnar and Kanthalloor areas is progressing fast and is expected to be completed in 15 days. A temporary bridge there was washed away in the flood on November 17. The temporary bridge …

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Prohibitory orders in Sabarimala will stay: CM

Prohibitory orders in Sabarimala will stay: CM

Says curbs in place to help genuine devotees and keep troublemakers at bay Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday categorically ruled out withdrawing prohibitory orders currently in force in key spots in Sabarimala saying it had been enforced to differentiate between genuine devotees and troublemakers. Replying to the Opposition demand …

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Krishnankutty sworn in as Minister

Krishnankutty sworn in as Minister

He will hold Water Resources portfolio; Opposition United Democratic Front boycotts function Janata Dal (Secular) leader K. Krishnankutty was sworn in as Minister in the Left Democratic Front (LDF) Cabinet on Tuesday. At a brief function at 5 p.m. at the Raj Bhavan auditorium here, Governor P. Sathasivam administered the …

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No room for protests at Sabarimala: HC

No room for protests at Sabarimala: HC

Lifts restrictions imposed at holy hillock but with riders All restrictions imposed by the Kerala Police at the Sabarimala Sannidhanam except the ones required for maintaining law and order have been scrapped by the Kerala High Court. The restrictions imposed by invoking Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure …

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Lee has a strong message on hearing

Lee has a strong message on hearing

Former pacer says newborn hearing screening must be made mandatory Former Australian cricketer Brett Lee has said that he dreams of Kerala becoming the first State to make Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) mandatory. “UNHS is mandatory in Australia. In Kerala, we are getting to that level and it has …

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