Jnanpith Laureate Akkitham Passes Away

Jnanpith awardee and poet Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri died on Thursday morning. The 94-year-old poet had been under treatment for age-related ailments at a private hospital in Thrissur. He is from Palakkad district. Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri is popularly known as Akkitham. As a notable poet and essayist in Malayalam, he has penned over 46 books including

110 Year Old Kerala Woman Beats Covid

For Kerala health authorities, Saturday brought good news as a 110-year-old woman tested negative for Covid-19 and was discharged from the state-run Medical College near here. Pathu (110) thus became the oldest Covid patient to recover in the state. Previously, the state also saw two elderly Covid patients, aged 105 and 103 years, recovering and

Kerala CM Resumes Covid Review Meeting

After a long gap, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday again held his customary press briefing after the daily Covid review meeting and said that despite the numbers rising, the state has done well in keeping things under control. “Compared with the figures of cases in other south Indian states, Kerala has done well

Fire in Kerala secretariat triggers political row

The Leader of Opposition in the Kerala Assembly, Ramesh Chennithala, who alleged that the fire that broke out in the state Secretariat on Tuesday as part of a larger conspiracy at the behest of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to destroy crucial evidences related to the gold smuggling case, met Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan and

Kerala C M defeats no-confidence motion

On expected lines, the no-confidence motion moved by the Congress-led UDF was defeated easily by the Pinarayi Vijayan government in Kerala, but all the corruption issues raised by the opposition were sidestepped by the Chief Minister in a nearly four-hour-long speech, where he read out the progress card of his government. The no-confidence motion was

Kerala’s shrimp production takes a hit

Kerala’s shrimp production has suffered a loss of Rs 308 crore, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, a study report said on Thursday. In its study, the Chennai-headquartered Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA) found that the unprecedented circumstances following the pandemic led to a significant reduction of shrimp production in the state, up to 500

Church feud: Dist. Admin. acquires famed church

The ongoing factional feud in the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church took an ugly turn in the wee hours of Monday when the police forcefully broke open the gates of the famed Mulanthuruthy Marthoman Church and took possession of it. After taking over the church, the Ernakulam district sub-collector Snehil Kumar told the media that the

Collector Tests Covid Positive, CM Goes Into Quarantine

The Covid work in Kerala’s Malappuram district took a turn for the worse when District Collector K.Gopalakrishnan, his deputy and 21 other of his staff in the collectorate turned Covid positive on Friday. This new development comes at a time when the district Police chief Abdul Karim tested Covid positive on Thursday. Gopalakrishnan on August