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Onmanorama en Sat, 29 Feb 2020 05:32:27 GMT https://www.manoramaonline.com/privacy.html Kerala SSLC results: Full A+ for Kollam student who succumbed to liver disease Daughter of Chavara natives Velayudhan Pillai and Bindu, Krithika was a brilliant student, who also excelled in extra-curricular activities. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/07/01/kollam-kritika-a-plus-all-subjects-sslc-dies-liver-disease.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/07/01/kollam-kritika-a-plus-all-subjects-sslc-dies-liver-disease.html Wed, 01 Jul 2020 04:54:20 GMT Kollam ashram prepares ground for Miyawaki forest In Kollam, the forest is being created by Nature’s Green Guardian Foundation and Culture Shoppy under the supervision of Kerala Forest Department and Tourism Department. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/06/25/kollam-ashram-prepares-ground-for-miyawaki-forest-.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/06/25/kollam-ashram-prepares-ground-for-miyawaki-forest-.html Thu, 25 Jun 2020 04:01:43 GMT Kerala expat reaps profits from farming on return to homeland Eeliyoddu Chirayil Vikas, 41, from Kakkakottur in Ezhukone panchayat, Kollam, first took up plantain cultivation. He then shifted to cultivating vegetables. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/06/02/kollam-expat-farmer-vegetable-farming-success-story.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/06/02/kollam-expat-farmer-vegetable-farming-success-story.html Wed, 03 Jun 2020 00:49:18 GMT Police officer marks his retirement with a 14-km run When G Rajendran Nair completed 35 years of service, he decided to retire by doing what he loves the most — running. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/05/31/police-officer-marks-his-retirement-with-a-14-km-run.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/05/31/police-officer-marks-his-retirement-with-a-14-km-run.html Mon, 01 Jun 2020 00:47:20 GMT Murder mystery unearthed: It took Rs 10,000 and 2 snakes for husband to kill Anchal native Sooraj bought a venomous snake from an acquaintance and orchestrated the murder with a snakebite while Uthra was asleep. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/05/24/kollam-snakebite-murder-case-husband-confesses-to-killing-uthra.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/05/24/kollam-snakebite-murder-case-husband-confesses-to-killing-uthra.html Mon, 25 May 2020 02:21:47 GMT Snakebite death of young woman: Husband, accomplices in custody It is suspected that a snake was deliberately made to bite Uthra, leading to her death. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/05/24/snakebite-death-young-woman-husband.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/05/24/snakebite-death-young-woman-husband.html Sun, 24 May 2020 08:54:10 GMT Young woman's death after two snakebites: Plea to clear mystery Uthara, belonging to Eram in Anchal, was found unconscious in the bedroom of her parents' house on May 7. Though she was rushed to a private hospital, Uthara's life could not be saved. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/05/22/young-woman-death-snake-bite-mystery.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/05/22/young-woman-death-snake-bite-mystery.html Sat, 23 May 2020 00:33:10 GMT Kochayyappan freed from the misery of interlocked tusks Due to the overgrown tusks, the 18-year-old elephant could not move the trunk at will or feed himself properly. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/05/04/elephant-freed-from-misery-interlocked-tusks.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/05/04/elephant-freed-from-misery-interlocked-tusks.html Tue, 05 May 2020 00:35:40 GMT Kollam woman sells off goats to make a contribution to CM’s disaster relief fund Subaida from Kollam handed over Rs 5,510 to district Collector B Abdul Nasser after selling off her goats. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/04/27/kollam-goats-sold-lockdown-covid-cm-fund-kerala.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/04/27/kollam-goats-sold-lockdown-covid-cm-fund-kerala.html Tue, 28 Apr 2020 00:30:44 GMT 70-year-old Kollam woman blocks police vehicle, donates life savings to CM's fund The 70-year-old found a unique way to hand over her money - amounting to Rs 5,101 - to the authorities. She blocked a passing police vehicle and gave the cash to the officers. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/04/26/kollam-elderly-woman-police-vehicle-donation-cm-fund.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/04/26/kollam-elderly-woman-police-vehicle-donation-cm-fund.html Mon, 27 Apr 2020 00:51:02 GMT Kollam youth saves around 120 street dogs from hunger during lockdown Every day, Saju provides food to around 120 street dogs in his area. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/04/25/kollam-youth-saves-around-120-street-dogs-from-hunger-during-loc.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/04/25/kollam-youth-saves-around-120-street-dogs-from-hunger-during-loc.html Sun, 26 Apr 2020 00:53:23 GMT Wells in water scarce areas of Kollam see gush of water Over a period of 36 hours, the water level in the wells rose by as much as 40 rings. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/04/23/chathanoor-kollam-wells-full-of-water-lockdown.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/04/23/chathanoor-kollam-wells-full-of-water-lockdown.html Fri, 24 Apr 2020 00:44:34 GMT Woes of islanders in Kollam worsen as boats cut services during lockdown The island, where around 200 families live, is linked by ferries to Konnayilkadavu, Thevalakkara, Arinallur, Pattamthuruthu and Kidapram Malayilkadavu. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/04/22/woes-of-islanders-worsen-as-boats-cut-services-during-lockdown.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/04/22/woes-of-islanders-worsen-as-boats-cut-services-during-lockdown.html Wed, 22 Apr 2020 05:22:51 GMT Punalur cops seize auto enroute to hospital; parents, ailing baby wait at station for 6.5 hrs Punalur native Biju and wife Viji were taking their baby to the hospital in his brother's autorickshaw around 10am on Wednesday, when they were stopped by the police. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/04/16/punalur-police-stop-autorickshaw-baby-breathlessness-wait.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/04/16/punalur-police-stop-autorickshaw-baby-breathlessness-wait.html Thu, 16 Apr 2020 05:03:55 GMT Near-threatened species of birds return to Kollam neighbourhood amid COVID-19 lockdown These birds were once a common presence in villages. However, they are now mostly seen deep inside the forest. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/04/09/birds-return-to-kollam-amid-coronavirus-lockdown.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/04/09/birds-return-to-kollam-amid-coronavirus-lockdown.html Fri, 10 Apr 2020 01:01:48 GMT Kollam couple offers lunch to poor and needy for just Rs 20 Jacob, who had been running a workshop abroad for 13 years, had to return to Kerala after losing the vision of his right eye in an accident. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/04/07/kollam-couple-offers-lunch-to-poor-and-needy-for-just-rs-20.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/04/07/kollam-couple-offers-lunch-to-poor-and-needy-for-just-rs-20.html Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:46:41 GMT Robbers break into house, steal elderly woman’s gold ornaments The woman has been admitted to a private hospital at Chandanathope. She needed to be given 17 stitches for the wound on the neck. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/03/23/kollam-robbery-elderly-womans-gold-ornaments-stolen.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/03/23/kollam-robbery-elderly-womans-gold-ornaments-stolen.html Tue, 24 Mar 2020 00:43:48 GMT Biker's COVID-19 ruse to evade traffic cops falls flat The police saw through his ruse and the rider, a native of Mundakkal, finally had to retract the statement. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/03/18/biker-fakes-covid-19-to-evade-traffic-cops.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/03/18/biker-fakes-covid-19-to-evade-traffic-cops.html Fri, 03 Apr 2020 04:12:03 GMT Class-4 girl escapes abduction bid in Kollam, woman held A Class-4 student escaped an abduction bid by a vagabond woman at Karunagappally in Kerala's Kollam district the other day a month after a similar vain bid in Kottayam district targeting an infant lying in the cradle. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/03/06/class-4-girl-escapes-abduction-bid-woman-held.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/03/06/class-4-girl-escapes-abduction-bid-woman-held.html Fri, 06 Mar 2020 04:08:30 GMT Child goes missing from house as mother washes clothes outside The Fire and Rescue Services also reached the spot and searched the stream nearby. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/02/27/child-missing.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/02/27/child-missing.html Thu, 27 Feb 2020 13:53:12 GMT Kerala fisherman back on shore after 18-hour struggle at sea Samuel, a native of the coastal village of Alappad in Kerala's Kollam district, has luckily lived to tell the tale of his miraculous escape later that night after an arduous struggle to swim to safety. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/02/17/kerala-fisherman-stranded-at-the-sea-escape-kollam-18-hours.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/02/17/kerala-fisherman-stranded-at-the-sea-escape-kollam-18-hours.html Mon, 17 Feb 2020 09:19:04 GMT Hen goes under the knife as egg gets stuck The owner took the hen to the district veterinary centre as it was frail and unable to lay eggs. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/02/15/surgery-for-hen-as-egg-gets-stuck.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/02/15/surgery-for-hen-as-egg-gets-stuck.html Sun, 16 Feb 2020 00:35:42 GMT Local people protest as quarry mafia eyes Ayiravilly rock The quarry mafia has already been active in the region. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/01/31/quarry-mafia-eyes-ayiravilly-rock-kollam.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/01/31/quarry-mafia-eyes-ayiravilly-rock-kollam.html Sat, 01 Feb 2020 00:36:09 GMT Classmates write to minister ensuring free treatment to Aswin The letter written by 33 students of standard 3 to Health Minister KK Shailaja of West Kallada Government LP School in Kollam has yielded results. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/01/16/classmate-write-to-minister-free-treatment.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/01/16/classmate-write-to-minister-free-treatment.html Fri, 17 Jan 2020 00:51:20 GMT Youth dies after brutal assault by brother-in-law, aide Police suspect the role of drug mafia in the crime that was committed in a house in Mayyanad area soon after Saturday midnight. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/01/13/youth-dies-after-brutal-assault-by-brother-in-law--aide.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/01/13/youth-dies-after-brutal-assault-by-brother-in-law--aide.html Mon, 13 Jan 2020 04:10:15 GMT Mackerel presence in Ashtamudi points to saltwater incursion This phenomenon may adversely affect the ecosystem of several coastal regions, including Munroe Thuruth, in Kollam district. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/01/11/mackerel-ashtamudi-saltwater.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/01/11/mackerel-ashtamudi-saltwater.html Sun, 12 Jan 2020 00:15:48 GMT Survey finds 187 species of butterflies, 171 birds at Shendurney Sanctuary As many as 442 species of creatures were found, including 44 species of dragonflies, and 40 species of ants. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/01/08/shendurney-sanctuary-survey-butterflies-birds.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/01/08/shendurney-sanctuary-survey-butterflies-birds.html Wed, 08 Jan 2020 10:46:50 GMT Garbage dump on rocky outcrop vanishes after creative makeover The Cheruvakkal rock now resembles the 'Anniyan rock' at Sundarapandiapuram in Tamil Nadu with beautiful figures etched on its face. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/01/03/garbage-dump-rocky-outcrop-vanishes-creative-makeover.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/01/03/garbage-dump-rocky-outcrop-vanishes-creative-makeover.html Sat, 04 Jan 2020 00:36:23 GMT Kudumbashree units in Kollam to make 25,000 cloth bags in 24 hours About 140 Kudumbashree units in Kollam district are equipped to make cloth bags that can be used instead of plastic covers. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/01/02/alternative-for-plastic-kudumbashree-units-to-make-25000-cloth-b.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2020/01/02/alternative-for-plastic-kudumbashree-units-to-make-25000-cloth-b.html Fri, 03 Jan 2020 00:35:24 GMT Three arrested in Kerala for moral policing incident Five men who hurled abuses and allegedly assaulted a couple at Kavanad in Kollam. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/12/25/three-arrested-in-kollam-kerala-for-moral-policing.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/12/25/three-arrested-in-kollam-kerala-for-moral-policing.html Wed, 25 Dec 2019 13:30:10 GMT This Kerala youth is scripting a new life with paper pens and he needs your help Wheelchair-bound Kishore is trying to make ends meet by making and selling paper pens from his home at Societymukku in Chavara near Kollam. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/12/21/kollam-kishore-kumar-muscular-dystrophy-paper-pens.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/12/21/kollam-kishore-kumar-muscular-dystrophy-paper-pens.html Sun, 22 Dec 2019 00:13:24 GMT Peregrine falcon, world's fastest bird, sighted in Kollam Peregrine falcon, one among the world's most common birds of prey, can dive at a speed of 389 kmph, the fastest movement by any animal of any sort. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/12/21/peregrine-falcon-world-fastest-bird-kollam.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/12/21/peregrine-falcon-world-fastest-bird-kollam.html Sat, 21 Dec 2019 02:01:40 GMT Sick Kollam woman who struggled in Israel for 14 years dies Jaya secured a job as a caretaker at a nursery school in Israel 14 years ago. But she could not return to her native land ever since. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/12/16/kollam-woman-dies-in-isreal-passport-expired.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/12/16/kollam-woman-dies-in-isreal-passport-expired.html Mon, 16 Dec 2019 04:31:05 GMT FSSAI intervenes as dispute over definition of ice cream heats up As per the norms, the frozen sweets should have a label, clearly marking the dairy fat, vegetable oil, and protein products. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/12/15/fssai-food-safety-ice-cream-definition.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/12/15/fssai-food-safety-ice-cream-definition.html Mon, 16 Dec 2019 10:08:49 GMT Warning alarm averts bank robbery in Ochira Puthenveettil Anil (25) of Krishnapuram Vayal was soon arrested in connection with the case. According to the police, Anil had visited the bank one week ago along with his girlfriend as part of the preparations to carry out the robbery. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/12/11/south-indian-bank-robbery-warning-alarm.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/12/11/south-indian-bank-robbery-warning-alarm.html Thu, 12 Dec 2019 00:55:13 GMT What all took Perinad to bag Haritha Kerala Award Efforts to promote agriculture, water conversation, garbage disposal, and manufacturing of alternative products have now fetched the local self-governing body, Perinad Panchayat, the second prize of the Chief Minister’s Haritha Kerala Award-2019, behind Padiyur Panchayat in Kannur district. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/12/08/perinad-farming-garbage-disposal-haritha-kerala-award.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/12/08/perinad-farming-garbage-disposal-haritha-kerala-award.html Mon, 09 Dec 2019 00:53:09 GMT Free cleft lip surgery, treatment for differently-abled at govt hospital in Kollam The District Early Intervention Centre (DEIC) has been arranging free surgeries since 2014. The medical scheme is useful to both new-born and adults. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/12/05/free-cleft-lip-surgery--treatment-for-differently-abled.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/12/05/free-cleft-lip-surgery--treatment-for-differently-abled.html Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:48:36 GMT Anrish's app to give a leg-up to high schoolers For the benefit of high schoolers an app too is available, courtesy Anrish Sudev, a Class-9 student of Government High School, West Kollam. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/11/25/anrishs-app-to-give-a-leg-up-to-high-schoolers.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/11/25/anrishs-app-to-give-a-leg-up-to-high-schoolers.html Tue, 26 Nov 2019 00:36:55 GMT Lost million brings out the best in bank workers and finder If the lost money was not deposited within 5 pm, Reni would have had to face legal action. The employees, who had full faith in Reni, pooled in money in cash and jewellery. They pawned gold and deposited the money in the bank before the deadline. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/11/24/kollam-kundayam-cooperative-bank-lost-10-lakhs.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/11/24/kollam-kundayam-cooperative-bank-lost-10-lakhs.html Mon, 25 Nov 2019 00:39:48 GMT Great grandmother appears for literacy equivalency exam in Kollam Bhageerathi Amma, who always yearned to study and gain knowledge, had to give up her dream of educating herself after her mother passed away as she had to take care of her younger siblings. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/11/20/great-grandmother-appears-for-literacy-equivalency-exam-in-kolla.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/11/20/great-grandmother-appears-for-literacy-equivalency-exam-in-kolla.html Thu, 21 Nov 2019 00:36:13 GMT Kollam youth surrenders after strangling wife A domestic spat between the newly wed couple over financial affairs is the likely motive of the murder. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/11/13/kollam-youth-surrenders-after-strangling-wife.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/11/13/kollam-youth-surrenders-after-strangling-wife.html Wed, 13 Nov 2019 04:31:08 GMT Two-year-old orphaned as parents die in bus-car crash While Rahul was a division officer at Kanjirakulam, Soumya was a block panchayat officer based at Anchal. The couple had left behind their two-year-old daughter Ishani at home as they undertook the fateful trip. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/11/12/kollam-government-employee-couple-accident-two-year-old-orphaned.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/11/12/kollam-government-employee-couple-accident-two-year-old-orphaned.html Tue, 12 Nov 2019 05:16:45 GMT Villas ready for laundry workers of Alakkukuzhi in Kollam Out of the 24 families staying at ‘Alakkukuzhi, 20 families will be given new houses. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/10/24/villas-ready-for-laundry-workers-of-alakkukuzhi-in-kollam-.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/10/24/villas-ready-for-laundry-workers-of-alakkukuzhi-in-kollam-.html Fri, 25 Oct 2019 00:45:44 GMT Why many elderly poor in Kollam sleep without hunger pangs Though Kerala has the lowest poverty level among Indian states, it is still making persistent efforts to feed those who struggle to take three square meals a day. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/10/19/kollam-food-for-elderly-fight-against-hunger.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/10/19/kollam-food-for-elderly-fight-against-hunger.html Sun, 20 Oct 2019 00:58:02 GMT Kollam town to get recharging centre for electric three-wheelers Solar panels would be installed on the roof of the centre. Once the charging point is also installed near the slaughterhouse, three-wheelers can be easily charged. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/10/15/kollam-town-recharging-centre-electric-three-wheelers.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/10/15/kollam-town-recharging-centre-electric-three-wheelers.html Wed, 16 Oct 2019 00:49:02 GMT Sale of fake tea powder rampant A Chavara-based group has been selling these fake tea powders to retailers and hotel owners at half the market price. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/10/01/sale-of-fake-tea-powder-rampant.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/10/01/sale-of-fake-tea-powder-rampant.html Tue, 01 Oct 2019 10:42:49 GMT Kollam railway station set for grand makeover A meeting of the Railway Board has decided to upgrade the station in south Kerala after executing a slew of projects. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/09/20/kollam-railway-station-set-for-grand-makeover.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/09/20/kollam-railway-station-set-for-grand-makeover.html Fri, 20 Sep 2019 06:41:31 GMT Kollam man drowns after fall from railway bridge Local residents who were witness to the incident said a side of the trolley refuge collapsed and the duo fell into the river. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/09/02/kollam-man-drowns-after-fall-from-railway-bridge.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/09/02/kollam-man-drowns-after-fall-from-railway-bridge.html Mon, 02 Sep 2019 11:17:54 GMT Iranian couple arrested after snatch-and-run in Kollam Local residents caught them after a chase and handed them over to the police. As police found several grocery items from the couple's car, they suspect the duo could have committed similar crimes at other places using the same ruse. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/09/02/iranian-couple-arrested-after-snatch-and-run-kollam.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/09/02/iranian-couple-arrested-after-snatch-and-run-kollam.html Mon, 02 Sep 2019 05:16:15 GMT Kollam collectorate gets threat message from Pak-based WhatsApp number The message demands India to withdraw its troops from Jammu and Kashmir and also threatening Prime Minister Narendra Modi. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/08/29/kollam-collectorate-pak-whatsapp-message-kashmir.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/08/29/kollam-collectorate-pak-whatsapp-message-kashmir.html Thu, 29 Aug 2019 05:01:17 GMT Wives fight it out to reclaim their husband Matters came to a head during a recent adalat of the Women's Commission held recently in Kerala's Kollam district, when a complainant and the defendant, both after the same man, ended up fist-fighting. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/08/01/wives-fight-it-out-to-reclaim-their-husband.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/08/01/wives-fight-it-out-to-reclaim-their-husband.html Fri, 02 Aug 2019 00:51:26 GMT Five conned Kerala youth beg to survive in UAE, return For decades, several people from Kerala who had dreamt of a job in the Gulf countries have fallen prey to fraudsters and recent reports indicate the menace is still rife despite alerts by governments. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/07/20/five-conned-kerala-youth-beg-to-survive-in-uae.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/07/20/five-conned-kerala-youth-beg-to-survive-in-uae.html Sun, 21 Jul 2019 00:53:43 GMT Kerala woman cop hangs self Vasanthakumari (46) was a senior woman civil police officer (WCPO) at Kottiyam police station in Kollam. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/07/13/kerala-woman-cop-hangs-self.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/07/13/kerala-woman-cop-hangs-self.html Sat, 13 Jul 2019 05:28:15 GMT Man strangulated mother of two before jumping in front of speeding train The body of Smitha, 34, hailing from Kottathala in Kollam district, was found on the bed with injuries to her neck. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/07/06/man-strangulated-mother-of-two-before-jumping-in-front-of-speeding-train.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/07/06/man-strangulated-mother-of-two-before-jumping-in-front-of-speeding-train.html Sat, 06 Jul 2019 08:47:24 GMT Lost Haryanvi woman, child reunited with family by Kerala shelter home The care and love offered by the personnel at Gandhi Bhavan helped Neelam to remember the phone number of her husband and reunite with him. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/07/03/lost-haryanvi-woman-child-reunited-with-family-by-kerala-shelter-home.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/07/03/lost-haryanvi-woman-child-reunited-with-family-by-kerala-shelter-home.html Thu, 04 Jul 2019 00:49:50 GMT Spurned bus conductor stabs girl at home at midnight A plus-two student was stabbed by a conductor of a private bus for rejecting his overtures. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/07/01/spurned-bus-conductor-stabs-girl-at-home-at-midnight.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/07/01/spurned-bus-conductor-stabs-girl-at-home-at-midnight.html Mon, 01 Jul 2019 08:00:18 GMT Jilted Kerala youth attempts to set ablaze woman, held The youth attempted to immolate the woman inside her house for rejecting his marriage proposal. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/19/youth-arrested-bid-to-set-ablaze-woman.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/19/youth-arrested-bid-to-set-ablaze-woman.html Wed, 19 Jun 2019 07:10:11 GMT Kollam housewife detained by recruitment agent in Oman A housewife who travelled to the Gulf in search of a better livelihood has been cheated by agent and detained at the agency office in Oman. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/15/kollam-housewife-detained-by-recruitment-agent-in-oman.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/15/kollam-housewife-detained-by-recruitment-agent-in-oman.html Sun, 16 Jun 2019 00:56:03 GMT Froth on beaches in Kollam district puzzles people The froth is the mud and silt from the ocean floor reaching the shore along with waves during monsoon. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/13/froth-beaches-kollam-puzzles-people.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/13/froth-beaches-kollam-puzzles-people.html Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:56:21 GMT Gold chain swallowed by cow, recovered two years later Teacher couple Shuja ul-Mulk and wife Shahina hailing from Chadayamangalam town were taken by surprise the other day when they discovered a gold chain in the cow dung purchased for agricultural purposes. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/13/cow-swallows-gold-chain.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/13/cow-swallows-gold-chain.html Fri, 14 Jun 2019 03:51:12 GMT Why the new Kollam Bypass has become dangerous Most of the collisions so far involved cars and two-wheelers. Some pedestrians also lost their lives after being hit by cars. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/12/new-kollam-bypass-has-become-dangerous.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/12/new-kollam-bypass-has-become-dangerous.html Thu, 13 Jun 2019 00:49:22 GMT Kollam youth initiates mother's remarriage, wishes her well on FB Gokul Sreedhar took to Facebook to announce his mother Mini's remarriage. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/12/kollam-youth-mother-second-marriage.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/12/kollam-youth-mother-second-marriage.html Wed, 12 Jun 2019 07:19:29 GMT Teenager electrocuted in bid to escape police Aashiq got stuck in a private electric fence meant to ward off wild animals when he ran away from the police patrol team. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/12/teenager-electrocuted-in-bid-to-escape-police.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/12/teenager-electrocuted-in-bid-to-escape-police.html Wed, 12 Jun 2019 09:11:29 GMT Man kills self on daughter’s wedding over cash crunch Sivaprasad was reportedly disturbed as he could not purchase the entire gold that he had promised his daughter Neetu for her wedding and took his own life in grief. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/11/man-kills-self-for-cash-crunch-at-daughters-wedding.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/11/man-kills-self-for-cash-crunch-at-daughters-wedding.html Tue, 11 Jun 2019 03:39:23 GMT Grubby cashew-processing factories being revamped Around 15,000 people work in 30 factories run by the KSCDC. Only 10 of these factories are fully owned by the KSCDC which is on a path of revival. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/09/grubby-cashew-processing-factories-being-revamped.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/09/grubby-cashew-processing-factories-being-revamped.html Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:50:41 GMT Athul is small in size but big on talent, resolve Though he has severe growth problems and the body of an infant, Athul exhibits superior self-confidence. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/07/athul-small-size-talent-resolve-big.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/07/athul-small-size-talent-resolve-big.html Sat, 08 Jun 2019 01:00:42 GMT Two critically injured after car rams students in Kollam The police have taken into custody the driver, an Anchal native, and a woman who was in the car. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/06/two-critically-injured-after-car-rams-students-in-kollam.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/06/two-critically-injured-after-car-rams-students-in-kollam.html Thu, 06 Jun 2019 09:00:37 GMT Newly-wed couple found dead by parents A newly-wed couple married three months ago was found dead in their bedroom when the girl’s parents visited the couple. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/04/newly-wed-couple-found-dead-by-parents.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/04/newly-wed-couple-found-dead-by-parents.html Tue, 04 Jun 2019 07:23:23 GMT Man walking beside rail-track hurt as train rider hurls beer bottle Earlier there were instances of passengers getting hurt when stones were hurled at trains near the Kollam railway station. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/28/beer-bottles-thrown-from-train-passerby-hurt.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/28/beer-bottles-thrown-from-train-passerby-hurt.html Tue, 28 May 2019 10:37:12 GMT Fake social media news of abduction goes viral; migrant family caught unawares The family of Anil hailing from Pune has been staying in Kerala for the past six years. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/28/fake-social-media-post-abduction-migrant-family-caught.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/28/fake-social-media-post-abduction-migrant-family-caught.html Tue, 28 May 2019 01:06:51 GMT Fight over sharing liquor leads to murder of youth The police arrested Asokan’s friend Manikandan over the death. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/22/fight-over-sharing-liquor-leads-to-murder-of-youth.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/22/fight-over-sharing-liquor-leads-to-murder-of-youth.html Wed, 22 May 2019 14:41:02 GMT A play of sorts indeed. Little actors take the centre stage There were no written dialogues for the play that portrayed how natural calamities such as flood could erase all the social barriers and brought together mankind. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/19/play-sorts-indeed-little-actors-take-centrestage.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/19/play-sorts-indeed-little-actors-take-centrestage.html Mon, 20 May 2019 00:55:19 GMT At 104, Bhageerathy Amma is on a mission to learn The grand old lady has undertaken the mission to learn with a massive family support of her six daughters, grand children and great grandchildren. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/19/at-104-bhageerathy-amma-mission-learn-kollam.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/19/at-104-bhageerathy-amma-mission-learn-kollam.html Mon, 20 May 2019 00:55:22 GMT With one death every km, MC Road turns death trap The statistics were obtained by checking the details from nine police stations in the area over the last three years. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/18/with-death-every-km-mc-road-death-trap.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/18/with-death-every-km-mc-road-death-trap.html Sun, 19 May 2019 01:00:53 GMT KSEB team leaves for Odisha A 36-member team left as instructed by state government and state disaster management authority. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/17/kseb-team-leaves-odisha-kollam.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/17/kseb-team-leaves-odisha-kollam.html Sat, 18 May 2019 00:49:55 GMT A helping hand to the youth who lost an arm Shibin is looking forward to a new lease of life enabled by an artificial arm donated by the Kerala Social Security Mission https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/13/youth-gets-artificial-hand-kerala-government.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/13/youth-gets-artificial-hand-kerala-government.html Tue, 14 May 2019 11:51:32 GMT Domestic help survived on two loaves of bread and water in Oman Though re-united with her family she is yet to get over the distress and trauma of brutal work hours. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/11/domestic-help-survived-on-two-loaves-of-bread-and-water-in-oman.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/11/domestic-help-survived-on-two-loaves-of-bread-and-water-in-oman.html Sun, 12 May 2019 01:05:25 GMT Learn from these non-Keralites how to score an A+ in Malayalam Nepal native Sunil Bista and Uttarakhand native Priyanka Singh have scored A+ in all SSLC subjects. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/10/learn-from-non-keralites-how-score-a-malayalam.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/10/learn-from-non-keralites-how-score-a-malayalam.html Sat, 11 May 2019 00:59:58 GMT SSLC glory for student who once lived in a concrete pipe Ratheesh's first house was a large unused public water distribution pipe. He was only two years old then. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/07/sslc-glory-for-student-who-lived-in-a-concrete-pipe.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/07/sslc-glory-for-student-who-lived-in-a-concrete-pipe.html Tue, 07 May 2019 08:20:23 GMT Kollam beach claims 69 lives in a decade Kollam: As many as 69 people have been claimed by theKollam beach in the past 10 years, says a board installed here last year. Three people, including a couple, died during the last March-April months. The life guards rescue more than three hundred people every year. The Kollam beach is unlike the https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/03/kollam-beach-claims-69-lives-in-a-decade.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/03/kollam-beach-claims-69-lives-in-a-decade.html Fri, 03 May 2019 08:50:29 GMT Residents of same building to vote in two LS constituencies The complex situation arose as roads, unlike rivers, are not considered to determine the geographical boundaries. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/04/13/votes-from-one-building-to-be-split-into-two-ls-constituencies.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/04/13/votes-from-one-building-to-be-split-into-two-ls-constituencies.html Sat, 13 Apr 2019 09:13:22 GMT Bid to light up woman with kerosene fails The incident took place in front of a private hospital on Kadappakkada-Ashramam Road at 3pm on Tuesday. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/04/10/bid-to-light-up-woman-with-kerosene-foiled.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/04/10/bid-to-light-up-woman-with-kerosene-foiled.html Thu, 11 Apr 2019 00:51:24 GMT Murder charges against husband, mother over forced starvation that claimed woman's life The autopsy report confirmed that there were several blunt forced injuries on her body, shedding light on the sufferings she had undergone. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/04/01/kollam-dowry-starvation-death-murder-charges-against-husband.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/04/01/kollam-dowry-starvation-death-murder-charges-against-husband.html Mon, 01 Apr 2019 11:56:53 GMT This disabled social worker's wish to meet Mohanlal is finally fulfilled Krishnakumar, fondly known as Kuttu, became very emotional as the superstar hugged him and exchanged pleasantries. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/31/disabled-social-worker-wish-meet-mohanlal-fulfilled.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/31/disabled-social-worker-wish-meet-mohanlal-fulfilled.html Sun, 31 Mar 2019 00:52:59 GMT Forced starvation, dowry harassment behind young Kerala woman's death Thushara was denied food and was given sugary water and soaked rice once a while. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/30/oyur-thushara-death-dowry-harassment-forced-starvation.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/30/oyur-thushara-death-dowry-harassment-forced-starvation.html Sat, 30 Mar 2019 05:51:56 GMT 68 deaths in a decade: Kollam beach turns danger zone During the last three months alone, over 50 people had a close encounter with death after they were caught in the waves. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/28/kollam-beach-deaths.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/28/kollam-beach-deaths.html Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:15:16 GMT Abandoned factory property listed as safe polling booths Allegations are rife that the authorities have not inspected the safety and security aspects of the factories before marking them as polling station. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/22/abandoned-factory-property-listed-safe-polling-booths.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/22/abandoned-factory-property-listed-safe-polling-booths.html Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:47:12 GMT Migrant girl kidnapped by gang of four in Ochira, parents injured The police have received leads suggesting that the girl was taken to Bengaluru by three members of the gang, two of them with criminal antecedents. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/20/migrant-girl-kidnapped-gang-ochira-parents-injured.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/20/migrant-girl-kidnapped-gang-ochira-parents-injured.html Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:53:40 GMT This woman could be the oldest voter in Kollam Devaki of Kanjirathumvila House, near Bhoothanatha Temple at Chathannur in Kollam district, is unhappy as she realised belatedly that her name is not in the list. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/17/this-woman-oldest-voter-kollam.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/17/this-woman-oldest-voter-kollam.html Mon, 18 Mar 2019 01:43:37 GMT Drunk DYFI men who assaulted cops with metal pipes held The officers, attached to the mobile control room in Kottarakkara town, came under attack after they chased and intercepted the car in which the assailants were travelling after they were found to be driving recklessly. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/12/drunk-dyfi-men-who-assaulted-cops-with-metal-pipes-held.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/12/drunk-dyfi-men-who-assaulted-cops-with-metal-pipes-held.html Tue, 12 Mar 2019 09:02:38 GMT Kollam farmer dies on field, sunstroke likely cause Sunstroke or heatstroke is brought about by excessive exposure to the sun. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/10/kollam-farmer-field-sunstroke.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/10/kollam-farmer-field-sunstroke.html Sun, 10 Mar 2019 09:43:45 GMT Teenager 'beaten up' for allegedly teasing girl in Kollam dies Vineeth, a warden of a district jail in Kollam, was taken into custody in connection with the death. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/01/teenager-beaten-up-for-allegedly-teasing-girl-in-kollam-dies.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/01/teenager-beaten-up-for-allegedly-teasing-girl-in-kollam-dies.html Fri, 01 Mar 2019 15:20:22 GMT Three, including, husband arrested for woman's murder Shaji, who had been separated from Ramla Beevi for years, had attacked her with the help of his friends, according to the police. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/02/27/three-including-husband-arrested-woman-murder.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/02/27/three-including-husband-arrested-woman-murder.html Wed, 27 Feb 2019 10:10:34 GMT New borewell at Kollam jail is a godsend to 300 inmates The prisoners at this jail in Kollam district were forced to take bath only once in two or three days as the water in the well and rainwater harvesting tank on the prison premises was insufficient to meet even their basic requirements as well as for cooking. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/02/22/kollam-jail-borewell.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/02/22/kollam-jail-borewell.html Fri, 22 Feb 2019 10:29:05 GMT No gain, only pain for five women traffic wardens The traffic wardens are paid a monthly salary of Rs 6,000, Rs 200 per day, when the home guards are paid about Rs 750 daily for the same task. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/02/06/no-gain-only-pain-women-traffic-wardens.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/02/06/no-gain-only-pain-women-traffic-wardens.html Thu, 07 Feb 2019 01:37:51 GMT Kerala woman to lead the IAF contingent for R-Day parade Ragi, hailing from Kollam, joined the IAF in 2016. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/01/18/kerala-woman-officer-to-lead-iaf-contingent.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/01/18/kerala-woman-officer-to-lead-iaf-contingent.html Sat, 19 Jan 2019 02:12:43 GMT Horrific accident leaves Ayoor in deep shock For those who rushed to the spot upon hearing the loud sound of the collision, the trauma of seeing six people, including two children, dying right in front of their eyes is not going to get over any time soon. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/01/13/horrific-accident-leaves-ayoor-shock.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/01/13/horrific-accident-leaves-ayoor-shock.html Sun, 13 Jan 2019 07:16:36 GMT Sabarimala protester surrenders before cops, father kills self Frequent police visits at home and heartbreak from son’s surrender led to the suicide, alleged Pillai’s relatives and BJP members. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/01/11/man-kills-self-after-sons-arrest.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/01/11/man-kills-self-after-sons-arrest.html Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:10:24 GMT Mangroves, waste management in focus in Ashtamudi revival project Mangroves, waste management in focus in Ashtamudi revival project https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/01/10/mangroves-waste-management-ashtamudi-kollam.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/01/10/mangroves-waste-management-ashtamudi-kollam.html Fri, 11 Jan 2019 01:46:12 GMT Politician on sabbatical set to build Gandhian village on ancestral land He is seeking to build a self-sustainable housing facility for the homeless in his home town in Kollam district. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/01/07/kollam-politician-village-gandhian.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kollam/2019/01/07/kollam-politician-village-gandhian.html Tue, 08 Jan 2019 01:41:46 GMT