Ernakulam Read latest news updates from Ernakulam District Kerala in English. Watch Videos and Photos of Exclusive Breaking News. Onmanorama en Sat, 29 Feb 2020 05:34:14 GMT Drunk father throws baby over her cries The family has been living at a rented accommodation at Thiruvankulam. The couple also have a three-year-old daughter. Sat, 04 Jul 2020 10:19:40 GMT Dedicated teacher reaches out to students missing out on virtual classes As educational institutions are shut in a bid to arrest the spread of COVID-19, virtual classes have commenced in Kerala. Thu, 02 Jul 2020 00:45:06 GMT After four hours, wild elephant rescued from well in Kothamangalam According to reports, the wild elephant is around seven years old. Thu, 02 Jul 2020 06:05:03 GMT Ernakulam market shut after electrical shop workers test positive A meeting headed by collector S Suhas decided to close the market from St Francis Cathedral to the Press Club Road. Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:29:32 GMT Wild elephant kills farmer's calf in Kothamangalam The elephant, which strayed into the village on Saturday night, killed the calf owned by Alumkal John, a farmer at Vadakkumbhagam. Mon, 22 Jun 2020 14:07:23 GMT Man brutally assaults 54-day-old infant in Ernakulam The baby, with grievous head injuries, has been admitted to the ICU of a private hospital at Kolenchery. Sun, 21 Jun 2020 11:59:00 GMT Woman, with burn injuries, dies after ambulance rams lorry near Aroor The victim was Ahalya Devi (Rakhi), daughter of Natarajan of Vechoor in Kottayam. Thu, 18 Jun 2020 07:44:35 GMT Low-quality glass used at Perumbavoor bank? Questions raised after woman’s death Beena Noby, 46, of Koovappady in the district, died after a large splinter pierced her abdomen as she crashed into the glass door on Monday. Tue, 16 Jun 2020 06:12:06 GMT Kerala woman killed after crashing into bank's glass door CCTV images of the incident showing the victim, Beena Noby (46), of Chelakkatt House in Koovappady, meeting with the accident have now been released. Mon, 15 Jun 2020 16:05:33 GMT TikTok star tries to meet Instagram 'lover' with Facebook friend's help The first-year microbiology student and the Bengaluru resident got to know each other three months ago through Instagram. The police said the two had decided to get married on turning 18. Mon, 15 Jun 2020 07:01:33 GMT 10-ft-long python rescued after being trapped in PVC pipe of Kochi flat The flat residents informed the Kodanad Forest Department after they noticed the snake stuck in the PVC pipe. Sat, 13 Jun 2020 00:40:42 GMT Father long gone, 3 school-going children on verge of destitution after losing mother Swati, Krishna and Karthik are now with their father's younger brother. Wed, 10 Jun 2020 00:16:14 GMT Honour killing bid: Two arrested for machette attack against boy in Muvattupuzha The two are being charged under the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, police officials informed. Mon, 08 Jun 2020 17:42:13 GMT 19-year-old boy hacked by lover's brother in Kerala, honour killing bid suspected Akhil, who suffered serious injuries to his arm and neck in the machete attack, is being treated at the Government Medical College Hospital in Kottayam. Mon, 08 Jun 2020 17:24:29 GMT Walk-In Sample Collection kiosk becomes part of Navy's Sanjivani Hospital The kiosk provides physical and psychological support for the health staff during swab collection and more importantly saves PPE consumption. Sat, 16 May 2020 14:34:48 GMT Keralite woman gives birth to baby girl soon after arriving from Dammam A native of Punnala in Kollam, Shahina had arrived in Kochi on Tuesday night. While undergoing medical checks at the Kochi airport, Shahina complained of uneasiness and was rushed to the hospital. She delivered the baby girl through C-section. Sat, 16 May 2020 00:54:14 GMT Actor among three killed in Muvattupuzha accident The driver lost control of the car, which first hit an electric post, and then crashed into a nearby shop and building. Mon, 04 May 2020 05:06:21 GMT Schoolgirl donates piggy bank to CM’s Fund; gets TV as gift from police Parvathy Krishnan, a Class 7 student at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Kadavanthra, received a surprise gift from the police - a brand new LED television. Sun, 03 May 2020 00:36:33 GMT Mother holds baby in arms for first time 15 days after birth Amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, officials of Kerala and Tamil Nadu witnessed the emotional reunion of mother and child at Kaliyikkavila. Thu, 30 Apr 2020 02:42:25 GMT Pups rescued from molten tar reunite with mother Animal Welfare Organisation Daya rescued the puppies from Kunnathunadu in Ernakulam on March 30. Tue, 28 Apr 2020 00:30:17 GMT Kochi to get COVID results within hours as medical college sets up PCR lab With the facility, results of the tests to diagnose coronavirus infection could be available within two and a half hours. Thu, 16 Apr 2020 15:11:44 GMT Free food for travellers along Kochi bypass amid lockdown Youths can be seen standing on the roadside holding placards reading ‘Did you have food?’ in Malayalam as well as Hindi. Fri, 17 Apr 2020 00:43:12 GMT Elderly women, who quarantined themselves after Bali trip, return to their homes Leelakutty has written about their quarantine experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her three-page writing is titled 'Ennalum ente Corone'. Tue, 14 Apr 2020 00:38:28 GMT Man roams around on bike during lockdown, wife complains to police A woman in Muvattupuzha of Kerala's Ernakulam wasted no time in intimating the police about her own husband violating the regulations. Tue, 07 Apr 2020 00:57:09 GMT 41 arrested in Kochi for going out on morning walk amid lockdown The violation of norms was discovered in Panampilly Nagar of Kerala's Ernakulam district during a drone surveillance conducted by the Kerala Police. Sat, 04 Apr 2020 06:45:28 GMT With 6 languages, this Odia woman helps migrant labourers at Kerala's COVID control room Supriya communicates with migrant workers in Odia, Bengali, Assamese, Hindi and English. Mon, 06 Apr 2020 13:37:50 GMT This Kerala village aims a green revolution to drive lockdown blues away As many as 4,827 families in the panchayat have already started vegetable farming on their house premises or terraces in the past five days. Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:54:45 GMT Kochi youngsters set aside political affiliations, join hands to fight COVID-19 The youngsters rose to the occasion after the Ernakulam Collector said that the PVS Hospital, which had been shut for a year, would be converted to a Corona Care Home. Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:49:10 GMT COVID-19: Kochi Metro staff distribute food to lockdown-hit people The employees have raised fund to distribute nearly 5000 food packets to the needy. Fri, 27 Mar 2020 13:02:32 GMT Amid COVID-19 scare, Keralite teen donates stem cells for Chennai patient The 18-year-old has become one of the youngest people to donate stem cells in the state. Fri, 27 Mar 2020 05:56:20 GMT On a green mission, Indian Navy to create Miyawaki forest in Kochi This project uses the world renowned Miyawaki Afforestation Method to create a dense forest in the middle of the Naval Base at Kochi. Mon, 23 Mar 2020 00:16:23 GMT Man gets wedding ring back one year after he lost it in river Dafna said that it was the wedding ring worn by her husband Ancily and that he had lost it on March 23, 2019. Fri, 20 Mar 2020 00:40:23 GMT Rajith Kumar, fans booked for gathering at Kochi airport amid coronavirus scare A large number of fans had gathered at the airport for receiving Rajith late Sunday as he arrived there after being evicted from the reality show. Mon, 16 Mar 2020 05:22:08 GMT Boy badly injured in accident marks birthday in ICU It was an unusual setting and gathering for a birthday party, but Akash and his parents Prakash and Sahitha were elated. Mon, 09 Mar 2020 00:42:07 GMT Kochi cops give helmets for free as part of safety campaign Helmets were given for free from three spots in the city on Friday as part of ‘Crown For Safety’ project, organised by the police along with the TCL Electronics. Sun, 08 Mar 2020 00:35:20 GMT WhatsApp group donates house to poor family Based at Puthenvelikkara village, the group was formed following the devastating floods that ravaged the area in 2018. After the group was created, two houses have been already constructed and handed over to needy families. Tue, 03 Mar 2020 00:50:21 GMT Visually challenged donated special smartphones to make life easier The apps on the phone include those enabling newspaper reading, book reading, games, online purchase, payment of various bills, bank transactions, training for competitive exams and academic learning. Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:18:32 GMT Kochi man designs PVC boat for Rs 50,000 Ambrose of Edavanakkad in Kochi owns a car and a bike but he learnt a valuable lesson during the severe floods in Kerala over the last couple of years Sat, 29 Feb 2020 00:51:21 GMT Case against Kizhakkambalam panchayat president for attacking journalists A senior police official said a case has been registered based on a complaint from Asiaville multimedia producer Riya Mathews. Mon, 24 Feb 2020 13:28:19 GMT Thief remorseful after breaking into soldier’s home, leaves apology note on wall Five shops in the area were also robbed on the same night. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 04:17:31 GMT This Keralite woman & her son fight it out in the kickboxing arena Anne won the gold for light contact and kick-light contests for senior women in the below 60kg category. Chris won the bronze for his point fighting for children above the 32kg category. Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:50:49 GMT Building materials to be made out of Maradu flat debris soon Prompt Enterprises, which had bought the debris, have begun to make bricks out these on a trial basis. Tue, 11 Feb 2020 06:04:03 GMT Biker rides 11km with highly venomous snake in helmet! K A Ranjith, a Sanskrit teacher at the St Mary's High School at Kandanad in Udayamperoor in Ernakulam district, narrowly escaped from getting bitten by the snake even though it was coiled inside the helmet liner (sponge pad). Fri, 07 Feb 2020 13:17:09 GMT Kochi Metro runs into trouble over re-naming Lissie station The main contention of the irate netizens is that how can the station be named after Town Hall that is situated on the other side of the North overbridge. Fri, 07 Feb 2020 01:03:59 GMT Foreign woman, who was sexually assaulted in Kochi, met accused on Facebook The Ernakulam central police had arrested Mouhammed Insaf and Ansari, natives of Kondotty in Malappuram, over the sexual assault case. Thu, 06 Feb 2020 07:43:08 GMT Adopt a pet, head to Kochi camp Dhyan Foundation also runs shelters for animals abandoned due to old age. Its animal shelter in Kochi is at Koovapadam near Mattancherry. At present 150 animals are lodged here. Wed, 05 Feb 2020 00:59:21 GMT Beena IAS wins first Ambassador of Knowledge award Beena won the award for her efforts and activities to popularise the game of quizzing among the masses to improve their knowledge and develop their skills. Fri, 31 Jan 2020 13:19:49 GMT Crab exports hit amid coronavirus scare in China Crab prices have also declined owing to the uncertainty in the market. The latest crisis coincided with the surge in the price of crabs of late. Thu, 30 Jan 2020 01:18:07 GMT Internet curbs in J&K hit media badly, says PCI panel The findings of the panel were presented by senior journalist Balwinder Singh Jammu, who is the co-convenor of the committee, at a media seminar in Kochi. Sun, 26 Jan 2020 09:39:43 GMT Animal lovers queue up to adopt Metro Mickey, the kitten rescued from Kochi Metro pillars Fire Force rescued the kitten, which was stuck between two pillars of the Kochi Metro at Sahodaran Road in Vytilla for six days. Wed, 22 Jan 2020 08:24:41 GMT Rescued Kochi cat christened Metro Mickey The she-cat, christened Metro Mickey, is currently lodged at the Pet Hospital at Panampilly Nagar. Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:13:25 GMT Mounting menace of sanitary napkins & diapers baffles Kochi The Thrikakara municipality said that since blood and human excreta fall under the biomedical category, these cannot be collected. At the same time, the law stipulates that the sanitary waste at homes should not be considered as biomedical waste. Tue, 21 Jan 2020 07:06:34 GMT Kochi Metro halted for 15 minutes to rescue cat stranded on top of pillar for 6 days A cat that was trapped on top of a pillar of the metro line was rescued after an arduous mission lasting a little over a couple of hours. Mon, 20 Jan 2020 11:49:37 GMT Muvattupuzha MLA Eldho Abraham ties the knot The 43-year-old legislator's marriage turned out to be a special one for many reasons as he had invited people from all over his constituency. Mon, 13 Jan 2020 04:59:08 GMT ‘Cities4forests’ kick-starts work for a greener Kochi The project will provide requisite expertise to maintain the prevailing ecosystem and increase green cover in common places here. Thu, 09 Jan 2020 00:35:23 GMT Kochi teen stabbed to death by youth for rejecting his advances The police said that the youth wanted to take revenge after the plus-two student refused to continue with the friendship, leading to the murder. Wed, 08 Jan 2020 12:38:37 GMT Teen battling for life after jilted lover stabs her on Kochi road The girl, who suffered injuries on her neck, chest, stomach and hand in the attack, has been admitted to the Medical College Hospital at Kalamassery. Tue, 07 Jan 2020 06:26:55 GMT No quick fix for Kochi's problems, scientific planning must: Hibi Eden, MP A slew of issues plaguing the Metro city and possible solutions came up for discussion during the three-hour long panel discussion led by Muralee Thummarukudy. Sun, 05 Jan 2020 11:04:15 GMT Kochi Metro extends working hours for New Year, offers late night services The service which would begin at 6am on Tuesday would extend up to 1am on January 1, 2020. Mon, 30 Dec 2019 11:25:49 GMT How businesswoman Ann miraculously survived after falling in water tank Ann Mary Cherian, 33, had a narrow escape from death after falling into the water tank at the back of the building complex where she runs a shop. Sun, 29 Dec 2019 00:41:45 GMT Hundreds, including film and cultural personalities, take out protest march in Kochi Shouting 'Azadi' slogans, director and chairman of the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy Kamal, actress Nimisha Sajayan, directors Rajiv Ravi and Ashiq Abu and actress Reema Kallingal joined the long march of the film and cultural personalities. Mon, 23 Dec 2019 16:44:05 GMT Pothole claims yet another life! Youth run over in Angamaly town Jimesh Paul, a resident of Nellachira, Karukutty, died on Tuesday noon after he was run over by a truck after his two-wheeler rammed it while trying to evade a pothole. Wed, 18 Dec 2019 06:00:47 GMT Car collides with tanker lorry; Woman, mother-in-law killed The dead have been identified as Shaila, 48, wife of Azeez, Federal Bank Marine Drive branch, general manager and resident of Thodupuzha and Bilkees 74. Tue, 17 Dec 2019 00:52:43 GMT Why this kidney donation is touching and may have few parallels Seetha (47) donated one of her kidneys to Jayakrishnan, an 18-year-old poor orphan from Palakkad. Remarkably, both are not relatives and were not known to each other before the search for the organ commenced. Mon, 16 Dec 2019 03:27:52 GMT Spurt in domestic violence against women in Kochi The number of crimes against women in the city police limits has been on the rise over the past four years. Sun, 15 Dec 2019 00:03:30 GMT CUSAT falls prey to online fraud, loses Rs 14 lakh Official laxity has been blamed for the loss to the tune of Rs 14,16,247 as the authorities were taken in by fake email id used by the swindlers. Sat, 14 Dec 2019 00:29:08 GMT Officers' gang sabotages RTI fight in road grab case Despite the RTI applicant providing all the documents through post, junior officials said that they did not get them in order to sabotage the appeal. Fri, 13 Dec 2019 01:03:47 GMT Hire a cycle as you get down from Kochi Metro, know more here You can pick up the cycle from a cycle stand, ride to your destination and drop off the two-wheeler at the nearest station. Sun, 01 Dec 2019 01:03:53 GMT 3-year-old's head gets stuck in a pot After several failed attempts by the boy's mother and neighbours, the boy was taken to the fire station where the personnel cut the aluminium pot open to rescue the child. Thu, 28 Nov 2019 01:12:53 GMT Bus, auto collision kills four in Angamaly Besides the auto-driver, three women passengers travelling in the auto were killed. Mon, 25 Nov 2019 03:21:48 GMT Athani murder: Five in police net, three on the run The arrested are Akhil (25), his brother Nikhil (22), Arun (22), Justin (28) and Jijish (38). Tue, 19 Nov 2019 05:49:41 GMT Mud crabs prove elusive; fishers blame waste, silt accumulation Dumping of hazardous industrial waste into the water body and accumulation of huge amounts of silt in the water bodies after the floods in Kerala are likely behind the fall in the catch of mud crabs. Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:10:00 GMT Gang war likely behind youth's murder outside Bevco outlet near Nedumbassery The deceased has been identified as Binoy, 34, a native of Thuruthissery near the Nedumbassery airport. Mon, 18 Nov 2019 05:35:48 GMT Third edition of Kochi Navy Marathon held Two naval runners, Satyjeet Yadav, with a timing of 1 hour, 25 minutes, 13 seconds and Grewans Kutoli (39 mins, 40 secs) won the 21 km and 10 km runs respectively among men. Sun, 17 Nov 2019 14:45:09 GMT Uralungal Society bags contract to rebuild Palarivattom flyover Official sources claimed that the tendering process was completed within 22 days of handing over the project to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). Sun, 17 Nov 2019 10:17:01 GMT Man gets life term for killing 6-year-old son The culprit had said that he committed the crime due to financial hardships. Sat, 16 Nov 2019 00:33:35 GMT Viper hiding in shirt bites teen on eyebrow Class-nine student Jinson Augustine, son of Justin of Kadalikad near Muvattupuzha in Kerala's Ernakulam district, had the biggest scare of his life as the poisonous snake bit him on his eyebrow. Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:44:22 GMT Three-day aqua-agri festival in Kochi from Thursday The fest will have a special section for organic products from Lakshadweep, including sweets, value addition from tuna and virgin coconut oil. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 04:35:50 GMT Kochi's first cancer technology incubator to come up next year The idea behind the Kerala Startup Mission mission is to provide innovators a platform to experiment and develop their product. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 01:02:55 GMT Kochi Water Metro likely by September next year The water metro project, which is also being executed by the Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL), aims to provide better transportation facilities to people living on islands surrounding the city. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 01:02:58 GMT Ragging shocker: Medicos displace shoulder bone of powerlifting champ The injured is first-year medical student Anex Ron Philip. His right-hand shoulder was dislocated in the assault by seniors, including house surgeons. Fri, 08 Nov 2019 04:59:27 GMT Couple among three held for raping 12-year-old girl, recording video Lithin (19), who is suspected to be the lover of the girl, and a couple who recorded the video of the rape -- Bibin (25) and Varsha (19) -- were arrested by the police. Thu, 07 Nov 2019 15:10:17 GMT Vyttila mobility hub phase-II to be completed in 2 years The expenses of the second stage of development are estimated to be Rs 571 crore. Thu, 07 Nov 2019 01:04:05 GMT Birds, butterflies adapt well to Kochi's diverse topography Researcher Ebin Joselif and research guide Dr Samson Davis of the college's Zoology department conducted the study. Wed, 06 Nov 2019 00:26:27 GMT An Australian granny's tryst with Malayalam The octogenarian Australian’s visit to Cherai Beach near here in Ernakulam district and her chance meeting with K B Rajeev, who is working as an instructor under the Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority, paved the way for her to learn the local language. Sat, 02 Nov 2019 00:49:39 GMT Rs 819cr Kochi water metro project gets centre's nod The Union Environment Ministry has given the final environment clearance to the proposed project after taking into account the views of its green panel. Mon, 28 Oct 2019 12:31:39 GMT Kochi now has a venomous tag – Kerala's Snake City! Statistics from the Special Forest Protection Force (SFPF) that works under the Malayatoor forest division reveal an increase in the number of snakes caught from residential areas. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 06:52:07 GMT Vyttila, Kundannoor flyovers to be opened in March 2020 Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan assessed the progress of the projects that could ease huge traffic snarls. Sun, 13 Oct 2019 00:57:47 GMT Another subterranean fish species found in Kerala The Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) found the fish in a 6-metre-deep well at Cherinjal in Kozhikode. Sat, 12 Oct 2019 00:46:01 GMT Gold under wig fails to impress Kochi airport officials The recent witch-hunt for gold smugglers in airports have prompted smugglers to invent new methods to walk past customs. Sun, 06 Oct 2019 00:44:48 GMT Rotting bodies of young man, woman found in Aluva apartment They were found from a flat in the three-storied apartment located at Akatt Lane. Mon, 30 Sep 2019 00:47:54 GMT Honey-trapping racket busted after blackmail of businessman Several honey-trapping rackets are reportedly active in the urban parts of Kerala. Wed, 25 Sep 2019 09:15:32 GMT KSEB staff charged up raising grapevine in humid zone Those who turn up to pay the electricity bills are also amused by the grapevines at KSEB office. Thu, 19 Sep 2019 00:49:42 GMT Record 1 lakh passengers in a single day on Kochi Metro The metro services extended out of the Kochi city area on September 4 and fares were reduced by half until September 18. Fri, 13 Sep 2019 04:49:42 GMT Hit song by priests lauds Kerala flood rescuers In a novel initiative, a group of priests in the state's Ernakulam district formed a band and rendered a song in order to uplift the mood of the dejected people. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 00:38:54 GMT Chendamangalam weavers back on their feet The extensive campaigning that the handloom products received and the realisation among people that traditional industries should be protected has helped in increasing the sales. Wed, 11 Sep 2019 00:08:32 GMT Blind man lands a teaching job after trying his luck as lottery seller Blessed with a beautiful voice, Velayudhan occasionally sings at musical events. He won the 'Kalaprathiba' title at the Kunamkulam sub-district school youth festival. Sun, 08 Sep 2019 00:43:43 GMT Gridlock in Kochi for hours, Vytilla-Aroor route worst hit | Video Lack of enough police officers deployed in the area to control the traffic worsened the situation. Fri, 06 Sep 2019 11:59:37 GMT Kochi auto driver takes high fares, gets hospital duty for three days! The reprimanded auto driver is P C Kuriachan of the auto stand near the Edappally traffic police station. He would be serving at the hospital from September 25 to 27. Fri, 06 Sep 2019 00:58:08 GMT 23km in 53 minutes: Kochi's traffic congestion set to ease as Metro service reaches Thykkoodam The new stations between Maharaja’s College and Thykkoodam are Ernakulam south, Kadavanthra, Elamkulam and Vytila. Tue, 03 Sep 2019 10:40:24 GMT