Palakkad Read latest news updates from Palakkad District Kerala in English. Watch Videos and Photos of Exclusive Breaking News. Onmanorama en Sat, 29 Feb 2020 05:35:05 GMT A boat made of waste to rescue people stranded in floods The boat has been made with wooden planks, plastic bottles and iron channels that were discarded as waste. Sun, 21 Jun 2020 00:46:15 GMT Farmer destroys 3-acre brinjal crop due to low price Vegetable farmer RC Sampath Kumar from Chittur, Palakkad, has destroyed the brinjal crop grown on three acres of his farm land due to the low price of the produce in the market. Sun, 31 May 2020 04:30:19 GMT 71-year-old security staff beaten to death by thief 71-year-old security staff died on Friday after he was hit on the head with an iron road by a thief in Kanjikode. Fri, 29 May 2020 07:10:50 GMT Children, who donated savings to CM’s fund, rewarded with a cycle Social worker K Krishnan Kutty gifted the siblings a brand-new cycle for their good deed. Fri, 29 May 2020 00:37:37 GMT Shoranur man designs personalised photo masks The creator of these unique masks is R B Ajaya Kumar, son of legendary actor the late Balan K Nair. Tue, 26 May 2020 00:53:46 GMT Couple killed as lorry topples on to their two-wheeler in Palakkad The driver of the lorry lost control of the vehicle, which toppled on to the two-wheeler at Punchapadam around 9pm on Friday. Sat, 23 May 2020 05:23:20 GMT Nurse attends to delivery as check-post duty spares her from quarantine The staff at Muthalamada PHC, including the doctor, were quarantined as a COVID-19 patient had been treated there. However, Pathumma Beevi was exempted as she was on duty at a check-post. Sat, 23 May 2020 00:33:27 GMT Kanjikode can solve Kerala's job woes caused by COVID-19 At present, industrial units in Kanjikode manufacture products ranging from advanced Tatra trucks that can launch missiles to bottle caps. Fri, 08 May 2020 00:50:14 GMT Lockdown violation: Case against two for entering Kerala Police and health department officials picked the trio after they intercepted the auto at Kambrathchalla on Thursday. Now, they are under observation as part of the preventive measures. Mon, 04 May 2020 00:11:02 GMT Woman found murdered in Palakkad likely met her killer on social media The accused initially said that the woman had committed suicide after they quarreled. He later confessed to killing her and burying her in the yard of his rented house. Thu, 30 Apr 2020 01:35:08 GMT Wild animals invade railway tracks, villages amid lockdown All efforts by local people to scare the monkeys away have failed. In fact, some of these animals even invade kitchens. Sat, 18 Apr 2020 01:03:27 GMT COVID-19: Kerala Police 'rescue mission' brings car from Coimbatore to Palakkad The car was later handed over to the owner, who is based at Palakkad in Kerala, after disinfecting it twice. Fri, 17 Apr 2020 11:16:01 GMT Doctors take three-hour forest path to provide medical care for newborn The team from the Kottathara government tribal speciality hospital decided to go to the hamlet when the doctors were informed about the childbirth in the morning. Wed, 15 Apr 2020 00:44:28 GMT Stern measures announced against polluting Bharatapuzha The local body authorities have now decided to launch stringent measures to save the remaining water in the river and warned that cases would be registered under non-bailable sections of the IPC against people found polluting the river. Thu, 09 Apr 2020 00:45:32 GMT Class V girl makes masks, gives it to police The little girl then started making masks after her school was shut down in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak. Sun, 05 Apr 2020 00:52:28 GMT Kerala govt releases route map of COVID-19 patient from Palakkad's Mannarkkad The Kerala government on Thursday released the route map of the Mannarkkad native who had tested positive for COVID-19. Sat, 28 Mar 2020 01:52:33 GMT Snakes come out in the open in Pattambi as heat intensifies With the mercury level shooting up, snakes and other wild creatures are regularly seen at inhabited areas. Tue, 17 Mar 2020 00:34:40 GMT No concrete efforts, Bharathapuzha is in dire straits Encroachments, floods, change in agricultural land along the river banks, unscientific use of land in the catchment area, the lack of coordination at the government level and unscientific projects have all spelled doom for the river. Sat, 14 Mar 2020 00:41:11 GMT Death at mental healthcare centre in Palakkad Siddique's brother has also filed a complaint to the Health Minister and Human Rights Commission. Wed, 04 Mar 2020 07:43:14 GMT Homeless mother & daughter, who travel 50km to sleep, get govt's aid offer The elderly woman and her daughter take a bus every day to the Guruvayur Temple, which is at a distance of 50km in the neighbouring district of Thrissur. Fri, 14 Feb 2020 05:26:16 GMT Ottapalam cops get smarter with Artificial Intelligence cameras atop vehicle The cameras mounted on the top of the vehicle are aimed at capturing images that could help in maintaining law and order, and stop traffic law violations. Mon, 03 Feb 2020 01:59:06 GMT Alathur farmers save money as drones take up task of spraying pesticides, fertilizers While under the normal method 100 litres of the mixture is needed to cover an acre of paddy field, the amount used by a drone is a mere 20 litres. Mon, 27 Jan 2020 00:50:14 GMT Kudallur set to rekindle love for Pakida Kali The fabled Kudallur village, popularised by M T Vasudevan Nair's works, is hosting a Pakida Kali tournament, aimed at rekindling the past love for the heady game. Sun, 19 Jan 2020 23:57:02 GMT Rare Red Munia chicks burnt to death as miscreants set Bharathapuzha grasslands ablaze The fire was reported from Mayannoor area in Kerala's Palakkad district twice in the last fortnight. Wed, 15 Jan 2020 04:11:02 GMT Man sets himself ablaze during eviction from govt land It is alleged that he had set up the house on government land (poramboku) at Vellaramkallu Mettu near Vannamada in Palakkad. Tue, 31 Dec 2019 07:09:43 GMT Rogue elephant mowed down by train in Palakkad As many as 27 wild elephants were killed along the Walayar-Coimbatore railway line by trains during the past 19 years. Sun, 29 Dec 2019 00:41:33 GMT Milk production touches new high in Palakkad Dairying is the mainstay of about 30,000 farmers and lakhs of families in the district Sun, 01 Dec 2019 01:03:55 GMT After MT, Akkitham brings Jnanpith honour for Kumaranellur school Achuthan or Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri, famed as Akkitham, who was senior to Vasu by two years was named the Jnanpith winner on Friday. Sat, 30 Nov 2019 07:13:57 GMT Agile bus crew overcomes Kuthiran jam to save a life A young woman's life could be saved as prompt action by the bus crew helped them to move her to a hospital with the help of the Highway Police. Fri, 22 Nov 2019 01:13:53 GMT Why this duo's fruit treat for wild animals is special Environmentalists Kaloor Balan and K K A Rahman have a purpose in life: to collect succulent fruits from shops and feed the animals and birds of Iyer, Dhoni, and Mundoor hill ranges near here in Palakkad district. Sun, 17 Nov 2019 00:48:39 GMT Marble panels crush two labourers to death in Palakkad Sreedharan and Viswanathan were crushed under the marble panels while unloading them from a container.. Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:00:47 GMT Shocking video of youths wading through river with hearse! Infrastructure in areas on Kerala's border with other states as well as near forests are inadequate or nonexistent. As a result people residing in such areas have to put up with severe inconvenience for travel, healthcare and education. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 04:41:46 GMT Another BSNL contract worker commits suicide in Kerala's Palakkad Anil Kumar, hailing from and working with BSNL for the last 24 years, had not been paid his wages since the past six months. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:58:42 GMT Traffic snarls on Kuthiran stretch annoy motorists no end As many as 223 lives have been lost in road accidents in this area over the last 10 years. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:51:16 GMT Portraits come alive on leaves, courtesy this teen artist Sree Prasanth, a student of Government Higher Secondary School at Arannaloor in Palakkad district, started to use leaves as canvas to etch portraits six months ago. Mon, 28 Oct 2019 00:47:07 GMT Motorists skirt Kuthiran as traffic woes worsen To avoid the Kuthiran area, drivers are nowadays taking a detour from the Palakkad-Kulappully road to enter the Shornur-Perinthalmanna road to eventually reach the state highway in Thrissur through the Cheruthuruthy Chungam locality. Sat, 26 Oct 2019 00:45:27 GMT Alarm developed by student might be handy during floods, quakes K Salmamol, an M Tech student of Malabar Engineering College at Desamangalam near here, developed the device named ‘Kerala Flood Alarm’. Thu, 24 Oct 2019 00:55:22 GMT Woman rescued across swollen river while carrying gives birth An image of a pregnant woman who was being ziplined along with her toddler daughter across a swollen river in Palakkad during the recent floods had went viral. Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:44:14 GMT Why just one question baffled PSC candidates In the exam to select 'Malayalam, Tamil Knowing Clerks' the candidates were forced to skip one question as no choices were offered to answer it. Thu, 10 Oct 2019 00:53:01 GMT Silent Valley now has 8 new species of dragonflies! Eight of these were newly discovered species, not recorded in the earlier surveys. Now, the total number of dragonflies species at the Silent Valley zone is 91. Wed, 02 Oct 2019 00:51:55 GMT KSRTC dismisses tribal conductor, injured on duty The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation dismissed Chandran, a tribal youth disregarding the fact that he suffered injuries while on duty. Fri, 27 Sep 2019 04:02:20 GMT Palakkad native gets Portuguese bride as cupid blooms on Instagram Siddharth got married to Catherine in a traditional Hindu ceremony at the Dhanvantari temple located in the premises of Arya Vaidya Pharmacy in Coimbatore on September 16. Fri, 20 Sep 2019 00:53:56 GMT Suspicious man hurls acid on wife, daughter The woman suffered 30 per cent burns on her face and neck while the teen suffered minor injuries on her hand. Sat, 14 Sep 2019 13:44:38 GMT Athlete Kunhu Muhammed's medals, certificates stolen P Kunhu Muhammed was part of the Indian team that won silver in the 4X400 metre relay event at the Asian Games 2018 held in Jakarta. Fri, 06 Sep 2019 00:58:15 GMT Bridge built using indigenous methods survive the flood fury The eco-friendly, wooden bridge at Thudukki in Puthur panchayat survived the deluge that washed away concrete bridges at Moochikadavu, Sabarkode and Vannanthara. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 00:45:43 GMT Long earth fissures rattle Vattappara residents So far, 14 houses were destroyed and the farming sector in the region likely incurred losses to the tune of crores of rupees. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 00:39:20 GMT Heritage park that celebrates legends of Naranathu Bhranthan lies dead in water Before the floods, the park, which is situated at the river level, was already inundated by the water that swept down the mountains. Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:47:01 GMT Video: Family of six, including pregnant woman, rescued in daring bid across swollen river Myna was in tears as she reached the other side of the river and Pazhaniamma rushed to console her. Sat, 10 Aug 2019 10:59:02 GMT Caste-based discrimination led to Kumar’s suicide: Wife tells SC/ST panel Officers including former Deputy Commandant engaged in casted-base discrimination and harrasment, Kumar's wife stated. Mon, 05 Aug 2019 09:03:06 GMT Seven cops suspended over colleague's suicide A former deputy commandant, whose name was mentioned in Kumar's suicide note, was spared disciplinary action since he retired from service the other day. Sat, 03 Aug 2019 06:45:52 GMT 'Ladoo' for not wearing helmets: Kerala cop's novel attempt goes viral At least 300 ladoos were distributed to helmetless two wheeler riders. Fri, 02 Aug 2019 15:23:27 GMT Hashish oil worth Rs 24 crore seized in Palakkad Idukki native, Anup George (aka Kochu), was arrested during a vehicle inspection by excise officers at Nombikode on the Pollachi Road, late night July 30. Three others, who were in the car with him, managed to give the officers a slip. Thu, 01 Aug 2019 07:01:47 GMT CPM councillor not to proceed with theft case against party colleague In a new twist to the recent theft case in which CPM councillor B Sujatha is the accused, complainant T Latha has moved court seeking to stop the proceedings. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 12:27:00 GMT Seniors rupture Wushu champion's eardrum while ragging in Palakkad Six students of MES Kalladi College, near here, were booked for allegedly ragging and physically assaulting a junior so severely that his eardrum ruptured. Thu, 18 Jul 2019 15:06:07 GMT Palakkad paddy farmers bogged down by scanty rainfall The groundwater level in Palakkad district has come down by 3 m on an average owing to weak summer showers and monsoon. Wed, 17 Jul 2019 00:51:44 GMT OV Vijayan's statue premises turns into garbage heap Thasrak, a village near Kerala's Palakkad town, is the fabled land of Khasak, the setting of Malayalam novelist O V Vijayan's masterpiece 'Khasakkinte Ithihasam.' Sun, 30 Jun 2019 00:49:30 GMT Farmers tense as both rains and workers are hard to come by Since the beginning of the Thiruvathira Njattuvela coincided with day time this year, it is believed there could be low rainfall. Sun, 30 Jun 2019 00:49:33 GMT Two CPM activists arrested for attack on tribal woman, kin Agali (Palakkad): The police have arrested two CPM activists for assaulting, threatening and using casteist slurs against a tribal woman and her in-laws. Agali ASP Dr Navnith Sharma arrested Saraswathy (45) and P Shaktivel (47) over this case. Saraswathy is a member of the Attappady block Mon, 24 Jun 2019 06:59:54 GMT Excise seizes 845gm pure gold concealed in condoms The customs has started probe into smuggling of gold through the Tiruchirapalli airport. Fri, 21 Jun 2019 01:00:06 GMT Kerala duo spots rare purple frog again Though the purple frogs were familiar to the humans living close to the forest areas of the Western Ghats for a long time, it was introduced to the scientific world only in 2003. Wed, 05 Jun 2019 06:13:03 GMT 18 injured as bus plunges into field in Palakkad The injured passengers were immediately taken to Chitoor Taluk Hospital and Govt District Hospital. None of the passengers are in critical condition. Mon, 03 Jun 2019 03:30:03 GMT Newly-wed couple takes the road of modesty on a KSRTC bus The bus sported boards 'Wedding Mangodu Baiju,Susmitha', instead of the name of the destination to which the bus is heading to. Thu, 30 May 2019 00:46:32 GMT Opening of Kuthiran tunnels to be delayed further as work yet to resume The crisis started when almost 90 percent work of the left tunnel and 70 percent work of the right tunnel had been completed. Sun, 26 May 2019 01:06:51 GMT Elephant deception at temple parade! Indira in the guise of tusker Keshavan Lakkidi Indira, a cow elephant, was fitted with fibre tusks and turned into a male elephant and dubbed as Kollengode Keshavan. Sat, 18 May 2019 06:54:20 GMT Tribal woman who ‘threw away’ newborn gets 5 years in jail The mother, Marataka had thrown the kid soon after delivery into the 12-foot-deep stream Thu, 16 May 2019 06:22:17 GMT Absconding spirit smuggler arrested, CPM expels him After his car carrying spirit was intercepted, Anil, 37, escaped from the Excise team to reach Pollachi after crossing the Meenakshipuram check post on Thursday. Sun, 05 May 2019 05:00:04 GMT The headload worker who turned spirit kingpin The police had been ‘protecting’ Anil even as he was listed as accused in a case of assault. Sat, 04 May 2019 06:15:27 GMT Spirit haul: Former CPM branch secretary still at large The excise seized 480 litres of spirit meant to be added to toddy near KSEB office in Thathamangalam around noon on Wednesday. Fri, 03 May 2019 05:31:26 GMT Forest watcher dies in elephant attack The incident took place when the forest officials were trying to chase away two elephants which had strayed into human habitation. Sun, 28 Apr 2019 03:00:57 GMT Why this village is dubbed the honeypot of Kerala State’s first committee for small bee honey was started in Thachampara under the Agriculture Ministry. Sun, 07 Apr 2019 01:13:03 GMT Alert woman foils bid to snatch her chain Alert woman foils bid to snatch her chain Wed, 20 Mar 2019 01:48:11 GMT Heatstroke likely behind death of woman while breastfeeding Relatives rushed to her hearing the child cry and found Kripa unconscious. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 01:39:01 GMT Wild animals stray into human habitats as water sources dry up Though the forest department officials are taking steps to reduce man-animal conflicts, the wild jumbos are seen in villages even during day time. Wed, 27 Feb 2019 05:47:38 GMT Centenary glory for Chittur St. Mary’s UP School The school found mention in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s radio programme ‘Mann ki Baat’ for excelling in sports, and social and cultural activities. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 01:44:51 GMT Palakkad woman murdered, body found stuffed inside gunny bag The police said that a robbery attempt had resulted in the death of Omana, wife of late Sahadevan, a CPM worker. Mon, 11 Feb 2019 07:24:52 GMT Stringent checks on shops to ensure sitting facility for sales staff Eight teams lead by district labour officer and including seven assistant officers have inspected businesses and explained the new order in their first visits. Thu, 07 Feb 2019 01:38:33 GMT 200 instead of 28: The bursting figure of overcrowded Palakkad jail The prisoners are almost choking in the congested prison cells that do not even have breathing space. Sun, 27 Jan 2019 10:55:04 GMT Pak-born woman married to Keralite is now officially Indian Lahore native Maryam moved to Kerala after marrying Imdad Shamil, a resident of the Dayara Street in Palakkad, in 2008. Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:07:08 GMT 17 women among new recruits to protect forests The women recruits belong to the second batch and the rest to batches 102 and 103. Mon, 07 Jan 2019 11:06:57 GMT Here's an 'art wall' that depicts Cherpulassery's legacy The project aims to spread the ancient Indian peace mantra 'lokah samasta sukhino bhavantu', which means 'may all beings everywhere be happy and free'. Thu, 03 Jan 2019 01:33:18 GMT More arrests over looting gold traders, hawala operators The gang members appeared in the attire of police and robbed their victims after taking them in ‘custody’ and severely thrashing them. Sat, 29 Dec 2018 09:54:18 GMT Retired teacher attacked with coconuts dies in Palakkad The attackers include three juveniles aged 16 and 17. The three are addicted to drugs the police said. Fri, 28 Dec 2018 05:45:03 GMT Shoranur embraces green protocol to shun plastic From January 26, 2019, the protocol will come into effect at all government offices in the municipality limits. Fri, 21 Dec 2018 01:52:10 GMT Elephant corridor beside railway tracks aimed at reducing fatal collisions Measures will be taken to prevent undergrowth from invading the space again. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 02:28:14 GMT Bumpy ride at Kuthiran amid spat, labour strike The stretch witnesses a movement of at least 30,000 vehicles a day, including those belonging to Sabarimala pilgrims. Wed, 12 Dec 2018 01:45:53 GMT Blood test likely for injured bat that scared public The bat which was found in the backdrop of the Health Department’s assurance that there was no threat of nipah virus in the district. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:12:17 GMT Plantation worker held for raping minor visiting Meenkara dam with friend Saravanakumar visited Meenkara dam around 12 noon on Thursday for fishing and saw the girl sitting with her boyfriend. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:13:22 GMT Four Mollywood backup dancers held for abduction bid on girl student The girl was on her way to catch a bus to Kollengode when a car stopped next to her and one of the gang members asked her to get in. Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:27:10 GMT One-armed woodcutter is a cut above the rest Kutty was the top winner for 16 years, from 1999 to 2015, at the district sports festival staged on the World Day for the differently-abled. Mon, 03 Dec 2018 06:53:07 GMT Palakkad youth stabs to death 9-year-old brother The police said Ibrahim's mother used to give much attention to the younger brothers and this irritated him. Mon, 03 Dec 2018 04:55:46 GMT Another elephant killed as train smashes it at Walayar The elephant, which was called Jagannathan, was crossing the B Line railway track at around 5.20am Saturday when the Mangaluru-Chennai train struck it. Mon, 03 Dec 2018 01:47:55 GMT How adamant postal staff dashed disabled woman's job hopes The problem arose as the envelope containing the interview letter misspelt her name as ‘Anitha’. Mon, 03 Dec 2018 01:47:19 GMT UST Global partners with IIT Palakkad For the joint R&D, the students will work at UST Global’s Infinity LabsTM for 3-6 months across it’s locations in India. Sun, 02 Dec 2018 04:30:56 GMT Two teens drown before classmates Sreehari is the son of Puthenveettil Mohandas of Chunkamandam, Mathur, while Jamshith is the son of Junaid of Archana Colony, Ambalakkad, Kallepully. Sun, 25 Nov 2018 07:37:25 GMT College student revives barren paddy field Rice cultivation was restarted six years ago on the 2.19 acre unproductive land when rampant filling up of paddy fields and other unhealthy practices are rife across the state. Tue, 20 Nov 2018 01:44:58 GMT Water spring poses a threat to Kuthiran tunnel Mud deposited at the mouth of the tunnel following the rain-triggered landslides in August has not been cleared due to strike by workers, drivers and vehicle owners. Sat, 10 Nov 2018 01:54:06 GMT BJP survives no-trust vote in Palakkad municipality A couple of hours before the councillors were to meet, Congress member V Saravanan handed over his resignation to the party secretary. Mon, 05 Nov 2018 09:43:01 GMT Palakkad cops jail innocent tribal for 10 days The police had to admit the mistake and get Chandran, 45, released on the 11th day when they found he wasn't the real suspect, Radhakrishnan. Sun, 04 Nov 2018 07:04:21 GMT After the flood, dams are filled with silt, not water The reservoirs' capacity has shrunken after the flood. Thu, 01 Nov 2018 01:40:20 GMT Pinarayi shares dais with MLA under probe for abuse Law Minister A K Balan, who is a member of the party panel conducting the probe, was also on the dais with P K Sasi, the MLA from Shoranur. Mon, 29 Oct 2018 07:55:54 GMT