Kerala

Writer passes away

Writer passes away

N.K.A. Latheef has many books to his credit Gandhian and award-winning writer N.K.A. Latheef died here on Thursday. He was 80. A former secretary of the Samastha Kerala Sahitya Parishad and a serving member of its current executive committee, Latheef entered the world of literature quite early in life and has many …

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Singer Manjusha succumbs to injuries

Singer Manjusha succumbs to injuries

She was undergoing treatment in Kochi after her two-wheeler collided with a truck on July 27 Singer Manjusha Mohandas, who had suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident last week, died here on Thursday. The 26-year-old, a PG student at the Sanskrit University in Kalady, was undergoing treatment at a …

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Water inflow dips, chances of opening Idukki dam recede

Water inflow dips, chances of opening Idukki dam recede

District administration continues to be in alert mode The chances of opening the Idukki dam are receding with a considerable fall in inflow into the reservoir on Wednesday evening. The police have strengthened security measures at Cheruthoni town in view of the increase in the number of visitors to see …

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Rape cases against priests shocking: SC

Rape cases against priests shocking: SC

A Catholic priest is accused of raping a minor from Kottiyoor in Kerala The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed shock at the alleged involvement of priests in sex crimes in Kerala. A Bench of Justices A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan voiced the court’s alarm while hearing the Kottiyoor case in …

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BJP to adopt twin strategy in Kerala

BJP to adopt twin strategy in Kerala

Steps will be taken to solve issues with the disgruntled BDJS: Sreedharan Pillai Newly appointed BJP State president P.S. Sreedharan Pillai has said that the party will adopt a twin strategy in the elections by holding its core Hindutva ideology as well as expanding the BJP-led NDA in the State. …

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Nun testifies against priest, alleges pressure

Nun testifies against priest, alleges pressure

Fr. Erthayil removed from his posts at Kurianad ashram Police on Tuesday continued taking statements in the sex scandal in which Bishop Franco Mulackal, head of the Jalandhar diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, had allegedly raped a nun belonging to the congregation of Missionaries of Jesus. While recording the …

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Life may turn miserable for over 10,000 families

Life may turn miserable for over 10,000 families

Impact of water release from dam may be felt in 55 local bodies Life may turn miserable for around 10,000 families and 39,000 people in Ernakulam district in the event of water from Cheruthoni dam in Idukki reaching the Periyar. It has also been estimated 10,442 houses will be hit …

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Encroachments expose Periyar banks to flood risk

Encroachments expose Periyar banks to flood risk

Shutters in Chalakkudy, Periyar rivers opened to prevent holding up of water The rare phenomenon of simultaneous opening of the shutters of Cheruthoni and Idamalayar dams may result in the discharge of larger volumes of water, thus increasing the impact of flooding in low-lying areas along the banks of Periyar. …

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Life of these islanders is as wobbly as a rickety country boat

Life of these islanders is as wobbly as a rickety country boat

July is the cruellest month for residents of Kanakkan Thuruthu It’s not easy commuting to Kanakkan Thuruthu, especially on a rainy evening. Sitting on a rickety country boat that struggles towards the dock, you can almost feel the strong undercurrent of Ashtamudi Lake. But then it is the only lifeline …

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