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Onmanorama en Sat, 29 Feb 2020 05:33:31 GMT https://www.manoramaonline.com/privacy.html Help pours in for woman, 2 children abandoned by kin The woman, a native of Kuruvilangad in Kottayam, had returned from Bengaluru and spent two weeks at a quarantine centre at Pala. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/07/04/help-pours-in-for-woman-2-children-abandoned-by-kin.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/07/04/help-pours-in-for-woman-2-children-abandoned-by-kin.html Sat, 04 Jul 2020 10:41:57 GMT Husband, kin turn away Kottayam woman, children after COVID quarantine Even though the woman completed her mandatory 14-day quarantine period after returning to the state from Bengaluru, her husband's family and her own kin refused to let her into their homes. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/07/03/kottayam-woman-children-turned-away-husband-covid-quarantine.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/07/03/kottayam-woman-children-turned-away-husband-covid-quarantine.html Fri, 03 Jul 2020 07:34:18 GMT Pala MLA Kappan, brother to donate plots for 2 homeless families The children used to stay at the school hostel and Balasadan when they had regular classes. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/07/02/mani-c-kappan-pala-land-for-homeless.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/07/02/mani-c-kappan-pala-land-for-homeless.html Fri, 03 Jul 2020 00:44:26 GMT Two families of 16 people live in sheds beneath a bridge in Kottayam When the Meenachil breaches its banks after heavy rain, the families shift their residence to shopfronts. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/28/two-families-of-16-people-live-in-shed-beneath-a-bridge-in-kotta.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/28/two-families-of-16-people-live-in-shed-beneath-a-bridge-in-kotta.html Sun, 28 Jun 2020 07:39:00 GMT Two Mundakayam girls who survived suicide bid were sexually abused, 3 held The accused had allegedly taken the girls to various places during the last one year and sexually assaulted them. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/27/mundakayam-girls-suicide-attempt-alleged-sexual-assault.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/27/mundakayam-girls-suicide-attempt-alleged-sexual-assault.html Sat, 27 Jun 2020 11:28:37 GMT Here's the first Gir calf born by embryo transfer in Kerala The calf, named ‘Adikesh’, was born at the Aaro Dairy at Arattukulangara at Vaikom in Kottayam district after In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) using embryo transfer method. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/26/first-gir-calf-born-by-embryo-transfer-in-kerala-vaikom.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/26/first-gir-calf-born-by-embryo-transfer-in-kerala-vaikom.html Sat, 27 Jun 2020 00:31:28 GMT Young Dubai returnee dies at Kottayam home during quarantine The deceased is Manjunath of Kanakkary, about 15 km from Kottayam town. He had returned from Dubai on June 21 and was staying alone to adhere to quarantine norms. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/26/young-dubai-returnee-dies-at-kottayam-home-during-quarantine.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/26/young-dubai-returnee-dies-at-kottayam-home-during-quarantine.html Fri, 26 Jun 2020 06:34:28 GMT Missing priest found dead in well of Kottayam church Rev Fr George Ettuparayil, 55, the vicar of the St Thomas Church (Vellapally Church) in Punnathura was reported missing on Sunday evening. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/22/kottayam-priest-missing-dead-church-well-father-george.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/22/kottayam-priest-missing-dead-church-well-father-george.html Mon, 22 Jun 2020 15:29:25 GMT Kottayam man makes boat using PVC pipes Three 6m PVC pipes and iron rods were used to make the boat. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/21/kottayam-man-makes-boat-using-pvc-pipes.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/21/kottayam-man-makes-boat-using-pvc-pipes.html Mon, 22 Jun 2020 00:51:31 GMT Man stoned to death by neighbour near Mundakayam The incident happened when Jacob George, who worked as a porter in the town, was returning to his home at Chelikuzhy around 6:30pm on Saturday. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/14/man-stoned-to-death-by-neighbour-near-mundakayam.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/14/man-stoned-to-death-by-neighbour-near-mundakayam.html Sun, 14 Jun 2020 05:13:07 GMT UD clerk tries to set colleagues on fire at panchayat office in Kerala's Kottayam V N Sunil Kumar, 42, created ruckus in the office, fearing that he would be suspended over dereliction of duty. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/11/ud-clerk-tries-to-set-colleagues-on-fire-at-panchayat-office-in-.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/11/ud-clerk-tries-to-set-colleagues-on-fire-at-panchayat-office-in-.html Thu, 11 Jun 2020 06:44:52 GMT Woman leaves home after tiff with husband, she & her son found dead the next day Ranji, wife of Neendoor native Chandrababu, and her younger son Sreenandh (Nandu) were the deceased. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/11/woman-son-found-dead-in-pond.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/11/woman-son-found-dead-in-pond.html Thu, 11 Jun 2020 04:02:00 GMT 'Have no other option': Kottayam man writes to Kerala CM before killing self Raju Devassya, a former hotel staff, wrote to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan before taking the extreme step. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/09/suicide-writes-to-cm-pinarayi-vijayan-before-killing-cm.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/09/suicide-writes-to-cm-pinarayi-vijayan-before-killing-cm.html Tue, 09 Jun 2020 06:48:24 GMT Kottayam murder: Accused Bilal remanded in 3-day police custody The police have dismissed claims that Bilal was not mentally stable. They said they have obtained CCTV footage of Bilal working in a hotel in Edapally and they show him as being normal. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/06/thazhathangadi-murder-accused-bilal-kerala-police-custody.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/06/thazhathangadi-murder-accused-bilal-kerala-police-custody.html Sat, 06 Jun 2020 07:13:13 GMT Round Table India Trust donates Covid protective gears to health workers in Kottayam The protective gears will be distributed among health workers at Kottayam Government Medical College, District Hospital, District Collectorate and police personnel. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/04/round-table-india-trust-donates-covid-protective-gears-to-health-workers.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/04/round-table-india-trust-donates-covid-protective-gears-to-health-workers.html Thu, 04 Jun 2020 08:11:04 GMT Kottayam housewife's murder: Youth closely linked to victim's family arrested Sheeba was found dead near the front door of her roadside house, Shaani Manzil, at Parappadath in Thazhathangadi on Monday morning. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/03/kottayam-murder-suspect-arrested-cctv-visuals.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/03/kottayam-murder-suspect-arrested-cctv-visuals.html Thu, 04 Jun 2020 04:56:13 GMT Kottayam murder: CCTV footages show stolen car being driven in Kumarakom Manorama Online is in possession of the footage that shows him driving in Kumarakom about 10am. The police suspect the crime happened around 9am. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/02/cctv-footage-stolen-car-murder-theft-kumarakom.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/02/cctv-footage-stolen-car-murder-theft-kumarakom.html Tue, 02 Jun 2020 17:14:24 GMT Woman killed in Kottayam, husband critical; police suspect theft attempt The deceased has been identified as Sheeba, 55, of Shaani Manzil, a roadside house in Parappadath, Thazhathangadi. The condition of her husband, Mohammad Salih, 60, is said to be critical. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/02/woman-killed-in-kottayam-husband-critical-police-suspect-theft-a.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/02/woman-killed-in-kottayam-husband-critical-police-suspect-theft-a.html Tue, 02 Jun 2020 15:41:38 GMT 27-year-old hacks mother to death in Changanassery Nitin Babu allegedly hacked Kunhannamma, 55, to death around 10:30 pm on Saturday at their home in Amara, Thrikkodithanam, in Changanassery. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/05/31/changanassery-youth-kills-mother-murder.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/05/31/changanassery-youth-kills-mother-murder.html Sun, 31 May 2020 04:24:08 GMT Selection of nurses, lab technicians cancelled in Kottayam district hospital By around 11am, a large crowd of candidates had gathered at the hospital, throwing the social distancing norms to the wind. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/05/30/district-hospital-nurses-lab-technician-recruitment-cancelled.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/05/30/district-hospital-nurses-lab-technician-recruitment-cancelled.html Sun, 31 May 2020 00:44:01 GMT Subhiksha Keralam area level inauguration at Kollad Under LDF's drive to promote farming to support the mission, CPI(M) Kottayam district secretary and Karshika Samithi district chairman V N Vasavan inaugurated the programme at Kollad. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/01/subhiksha-keralam-area-level-inauguration-at-kollad.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/06/01/subhiksha-keralam-area-level-inauguration-at-kollad.html Mon, 01 Jun 2020 17:30:07 GMT Kottayam man wins Rs 7.5cr Dubai lottery Rajan won the prize with a ticket having the number 2852. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/05/21/kottayam-man-wins-dubai-lottery.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/05/21/kottayam-man-wins-dubai-lottery.html Fri, 22 May 2020 00:37:28 GMT Youth to spend quarantine in local body member's brand-new house In a moving gesture, a panchayat member opened his newly built and yet-to-be occupied house for a youth who had arrived from Rajasthan to spend his days of COVID-19 quarantine. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/05/19/youth-to-spend-quarantine-local-body-member-brand-new-house.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/05/19/youth-to-spend-quarantine-local-body-member-brand-new-house.html Wed, 20 May 2020 00:38:35 GMT Girl celebrates birthday at police station amid lockdown Sibi approached the police station and obtained the necessary permissions to celebrate his daughter’s birthday. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/05/18/girl-celebrates-birthday-police-station-lockdown.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/05/18/girl-celebrates-birthday-police-station-lockdown.html Tue, 19 May 2020 00:22:23 GMT A hundred sweet memories of Puthuppally Perunnal The Puthuppally Perunnal, or the feast celebrated at St George Orthodox Church in Puthuppally, has been part of our lives for long. In fact, I don’t remember to have missed the event ever, recollects the former chief minister of Kerala. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/05/08/oommen-chandy-recollects-memories-of-puthupally-perunnal.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/05/08/oommen-chandy-recollects-memories-of-puthupally-perunnal.html Sat, 09 May 2020 00:28:59 GMT Kottayam will have to stay in red zone for a while Even if the number of people with the virus in the district is less than 15, it can be declared an Orange zone if no cases were reported for 21 days. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/05/05/kottayam-will-have-to-stay-in-red-zone-for-a-while.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/05/05/kottayam-will-have-to-stay-in-red-zone-for-a-while.html Tue, 05 May 2020 04:14:09 GMT Kumarakom fishers expect better catch as Thanneermukkom bund opens The shutters, which were closed four-and-a-half months ago to enable paddy cultivation in Kuttanad, are being opened in three phases. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/05/02/kumarakom-fishers-catch-thaneermukkom-bund-kottayam.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/05/02/kumarakom-fishers-catch-thaneermukkom-bund-kottayam.html Sun, 03 May 2020 00:35:59 GMT Kottayam district declared as red zone after spurt in COVID-19 cases Ernakulam District Collector has sealed the Ernakulam-Kottayam borders. No individuals will be allowed to cross the border without acquiring special permission. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/04/27/kottayam-idukki-red-zone-covid19-lockdown.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/04/27/kottayam-idukki-red-zone-covid19-lockdown.html Mon, 27 Apr 2020 18:05:41 GMT Six hotspots in Kottayam district, only essential services to be permitted: Collector Following the rise in COVID-19 tally, District Collector PK Sudheer has declared Vijayapuram, Panachikkad, Ayemenem, Thalayaloparambu, Velloor and Manarkkad regions as hotspots. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/04/26/kottayam-hotspots-restrictions-lockdown-collector.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/04/26/kottayam-hotspots-restrictions-lockdown-collector.html Sun, 26 Apr 2020 17:30:10 GMT Odd-even scheme for vehicles in Kottayam from Monday The odd-even scheme is not applicable on Sundays. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/04/26/odd-even-scheme-vehicles-kottayam.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/04/26/odd-even-scheme-vehicles-kottayam.html Sun, 26 Apr 2020 08:45:03 GMT COVID-19: Kottayam now in orange zone, restrictions in place Cops were put on guard duty at all roads leading to the market, border areas of hotspot wards and panchayats. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/04/24/covid-19-kottayam-orange-zone.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/04/24/covid-19-kottayam-orange-zone.html Fri, 24 Apr 2020 05:20:04 GMT From Delhi to Kambamettu: Kerala couple's 2,626km-long road trip amid COVID-19 lockdown The couple travelled 2,626km crossing nine states in three days. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/04/23/coronavirus-covid19-delhi-kerala-road-trip-kottayam-couple.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/04/23/coronavirus-covid19-delhi-kerala-road-trip-kottayam-couple.html Thu, 23 Apr 2020 12:57:17 GMT Abhayam workers distribute food kits to children in Vazhoor panchayat The kits were distributed among the children of those parents, who have been rendered unemployed due to the lockdown. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/04/22/abhayam-workers-distribute-food-kits-to-children-in-vazhoor-panc.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/04/22/abhayam-workers-distribute-food-kits-to-children-in-vazhoor-panc.html Thu, 23 Apr 2020 00:50:49 GMT Woman travels 2,700 km across six states to meet ailing son in hospital The woman was accompanied by her daughter-in-law and another relative during the journey, which they covered in 3 days time. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/04/17/woman-travels-six-states-meet-ailing-son-hospital.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/04/17/woman-travels-six-states-meet-ailing-son-hospital.html Sat, 18 Apr 2020 01:03:48 GMT Kerala cop rides 65km to deliver medicines for cancer patient Moved by the cop’s heartening gesture, the cancer patient hugged him in gratitude. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/04/13/kerala-cop-rides-long-way-deliver-medicine-cancer-patient.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/04/13/kerala-cop-rides-long-way-deliver-medicine-cancer-patient.html Tue, 14 Apr 2020 00:38:09 GMT Kottayam man walks 54km to reach home from Ernakulam A Kottayam native walked all the way from Ernakulam to Ettumanoor in Kottayam district after his work place shut down owing to lockdown. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/03/27/kottayam-man-walks-54km-to-reach-home-from-ernakulam.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/03/27/kottayam-man-walks-54km-to-reach-home-from-ernakulam.html Sat, 28 Mar 2020 00:45:12 GMT Wash hands before buying ticket on this KSRTC bus The facility has been arranged by the local Gramasevini Residents’ Association in honour of the bus service, which has been regular on the route for the last five years. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/03/22/wash-hands-ksrtc-bus-corona.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/03/22/wash-hands-ksrtc-bus-corona.html Mon, 23 Mar 2020 00:15:55 GMT Teachers, students go online to beat COVID-19 shutdown Determined efforts to carry on with day-to-day activities are being made by making use of technology that cuts public interaction which is discouraged these days to combat coronavirus https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/03/18/teachers-students-go-online-to-beat-covid-19-shutdown.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/03/18/teachers-students-go-online-to-beat-covid-19-shutdown.html Thu, 19 Mar 2020 00:43:10 GMT This girl is in fine fettle, but stays with parents isolated over COVID-19 Until a few days ago she used to run around her house at Chengalam on the outskirts of Kottayam town. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/03/18/this-girl-is-in-fine-fettle-but-stays-with-parents-isolated-over.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/03/18/this-girl-is-in-fine-fettle-but-stays-with-parents-isolated-over.html Wed, 18 Mar 2020 10:27:00 GMT Illegal firearms units in Kottayam village under scanner of central agencies The central Intelligence Bureau has already questioned four people who are under police custody on charges of making firearms. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/03/17/illegal-gun-maker-ib-scanner.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/03/17/illegal-gun-maker-ib-scanner.html Tue, 17 Mar 2020 08:52:18 GMT Kottayam man kills son, his mom, 91, dies of shock The body, with a plastic rope tied around the stomach, was found to be two days old when found at a depth of 20 feet. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/03/16/kottayam-father-kills-son.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/03/16/kottayam-father-kills-son.html Mon, 16 Mar 2020 08:44:27 GMT Nurses asked to vacate home for taking care of coronavirus patients When they completed their shifts this morning and went home for taking rest, the house owner asked them to vacate. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/03/13/nurses-asked-to-vacate-home-for-taking-care-of-coronavirus-patie.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/03/13/nurses-asked-to-vacate-home-for-taking-care-of-coronavirus-patie.html Fri, 13 Mar 2020 18:14:36 GMT Good news for Kottayam: Chemical-free, fresh fish to be available at your doorstep The vehicle carrying fishes would reach Panampalam at 3.30pm, Gandhi Nagar at 4.30pm and Nagambadom at 6pm. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/03/10/chemical-free-fresh-fish-kottayam.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/03/10/chemical-free-fresh-fish-kottayam.html Wed, 11 Mar 2020 00:48:54 GMT Cash stolen from offering boxes at Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple CCTV footage showed a masked man entering the temple.The forensic department and dog squad have been pressed into service. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/03/06/offering-boxes-thirunakkara-temple-looted.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/03/06/offering-boxes-thirunakkara-temple-looted.html Sat, 07 Mar 2020 06:17:52 GMT KSRTC passenger suffers heart attack, crew comes to the rescue Bus conductor Senthil Kumar and driver Binu Kuruvilla rushed Salim Syed Muhammed to hospital on the bus as he suffered a heart attack around 8.45 am on Sunday. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/03/04/ksrtc-passenger-suffers-heart-attack-crew-comes-to-the-rescue.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/03/04/ksrtc-passenger-suffers-heart-attack-crew-comes-to-the-rescue.html Thu, 05 Mar 2020 01:56:50 GMT Splinter found in stitches on 60-year-old's hand Leela's kin is considering to file a police complaint against the alleged negligence of the hospital. https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/03/01/medical-negligence-kottayam-woman-hurt.html https://www.onmanorama.com/districts/kottayam/2020/03/01/medical-negligence-kottayam-woman-hurt.html Mon, 02 Mar 2020 00:31:35 GMT