Thiruvananthapuram Read latest news updates from Thiruvananthapuram District Kerala in English. Watch Videos and Photos of Exclusive Breaking News. Onmanorama en Sat, 29 Feb 2020 05:32:03 GMT Devu Chandana who once made waves on social media critical, father found dead Devu Chandana had garnered attention after a video of her dancing during a temple festival at Nooranad had gone viral on social media. Thu, 02 Jul 2020 07:11:07 GMT Student police cadets come up with offline system to tackle challenges of virtual classes As part of the initiative, they download the telecast episodes, transfer these to tablets and hand over the gadgets to the students. Wed, 17 Jun 2020 00:42:30 GMT Snake catcher holds on to cobra despite suffering snakebite, dies soon after Zakir had been a snake-catcher for 11 years. He had caught 348 snakes during this period and suffered snakebites 12 times. Tue, 16 Jun 2020 14:38:40 GMT DySP keeps his word, visits differently-abled child at home The 14-year-old had first met the DySP during a youth festival for differently-abled children when he promised to pay a visit to her home. Tue, 16 Jun 2020 00:43:27 GMT Retired cop kills wife, commits suicide in Thiruvananthapuram Leela had retired as sub-inspector of the city’s women cell in 2006. Ponnan retired as ASI of Vattiyoorkavu police station in 2009. Sat, 13 Jun 2020 08:59:29 GMT Police nab seventh accused in Thiruvananthapuram gangrape case Noufal, 27, of Pallipuram was arrested by the Kadinamkulam police and remanded in judicial custody for 14 days. Mon, 08 Jun 2020 01:20:39 GMT Kerala teacher, noted for his virtual classes, dies after falling into stream He is suspected to have slipped off a bridge near his home and fallen into the stream. Sun, 07 Jun 2020 10:35:47 GMT 'They pressed cigarette butts on my skin': Kerala gang-rape survivor speaks The woman was force-fed alcohol and assaulted by a group of six men at a house by the beach. Fri, 05 Jun 2020 07:05:13 GMT Children at relief camp get TV, thanks to little Sanjana Like other students across the state, Sanjana too attended the virtual sessions on the television at the camp earlier this week. Wed, 03 Jun 2020 05:23:28 GMT Carpenter turns wood sculptor during lockdown The good sales have inspired the youth to attempt more pieces of art based on the requirements of customers. Thu, 21 May 2020 00:37:40 GMT Kerala youth designs watch to alert against touching your face Akhil Mohan, a native of Kunnapuzha in Thiruvananthapuram district, has developed this watch. Sun, 17 May 2020 00:49:56 GMT Five months after renovation, KTDC's floating restaurant 'Flotilla' collapses The renovated two-storeyed restaurant at the Veli Tourist Village was inaugurated on January 1. Sat, 16 May 2020 00:54:12 GMT WFH a big hit among officials of engineering divisions in local self-government bodies As many as 1,26,317 projects in 1,184 out of the 1,200 local self-government bodies got the nod for the fiscal 2020-2021. Mon, 04 May 2020 00:11:21 GMT Fishing resumes at Vizhinjam amid lockdown According to the agreement reached at the discussion, all the catch would be purchased and sold by Fisheries Department and Matsyafed without conducting auction till the lockdown is lifted. Fri, 24 Apr 2020 00:44:42 GMT Cops procure medicines for 70-year-old man amid lockdown The cops quickly swung into action, bought the medicines from Kottayam and delivered these at the man’s house at Malayinkeezhu within a day. Thu, 16 Apr 2020 00:47:48 GMT COVID-19 lockdown: Forest officials aid tribals earn living with online initiative Vanika A bunch of young forest personnel came up with an online initiative, Vanika, to help in the sale of the forest and agricultural produce of tribespeople. Mon, 13 Apr 2020 00:38:03 GMT Thiruvananthapuram rail staff develop foot-operated hand-wash system The workers developed a wash basin that can be operated only using the feet. Sat, 04 Apr 2020 00:58:24 GMT Coronavirus lockdown: Thiruvananthapuram is all set to feed its needy In about three days, these kitchens are expected to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to nearly 8,000 who would have otherwise gone dangerously hungry during the lockdown. Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:14:19 GMT COVID-19 lockdown: Youth slapped with police case for stepping out to meet astrologer Kattakada CI D Bijukumar, who was out to nab those defying the lockdown restrictions, spotted the youth out to meet an astrologer. Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:48:54 GMT Good news for building owners as Technopark comes to TVPM city Companies seeking land to set up their units in the IT park will be allotted buildings on private partnership basis under the Technopark brand. Sat, 14 Mar 2020 00:42:23 GMT TN youth finds stolen helmet for sale online Tamil Nadu native Jerin Albert had left his helmet on his two-wheeler at the parking area of the Greenfield International Stadium at Karyavattom in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday. Mon, 09 Mar 2020 00:41:47 GMT Labourer digging telecom trench at night killed as car rams him Thiruvananthapuram: Drunk driving has claimed yet another life on the roads in Kerala's capital city. A casual labourer digging trench to lay telecom cables was killed after a car rammed him here on Saturday night. The deceased has been identified as John Fredo, a contract labourer engaged by the Sun, 08 Mar 2020 05:15:56 GMT Woman passenger’s valiant effort to save elderly man goes in vain Surendran, who was waiting for the bus, fainted on Wednesday afternoon. Thu, 05 Mar 2020 11:46:50 GMT Head to this Kerala police station to escape old age loneliness premises of a police station? 'Sayana Koodu', an initiative for the elderly, has been set up at the Malayinkeezhu police station in Thiruvananthapuram. Fri, 06 Mar 2020 00:49:12 GMT Ailing man, 4-year-old son struggle to find a shelter Life turned hard for the family as Haneef, who used to make a living by selling tapioca, found it difficult to make ends meet owing to chest and stomach ailments. Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:32:36 GMT Attingal man likely killed neighbour's wife before suicide: Police The police suspect that the man and his neighbour had a romantic relationship and that Santhosh killed Shantikrishna before committing suicide. Mon, 17 Feb 2020 09:18:37 GMT Toddler killed in freak accident while trying to climb father's jeep Santhosh, who started the jeep and drove off, didn't notice his son trying to climb on to it as he was engaged in a conversation with another person. Sat, 01 Feb 2020 05:55:11 GMT Vizhinjam line to be 2nd longest underground rail link in India Estimated to cost Rs 1,030 crore, the work has been awarded to the Konkan Rail Corporation for a tender period of 42 months. Wed, 29 Jan 2020 00:57:48 GMT Six-year-old loses eyesight after accident at school, management says not our problem Sreehari, a first-grade student, has not attended the private school in Kowdiar in Thiruvananthapuram since the accident. Thu, 23 Jan 2020 14:39:05 GMT Magician Muthukad marries off orphaned trapeze artist The popular magician gave Sonia’s hand in marriage to circus artist Sumit Rai. Sun, 19 Jan 2020 01:33:41 GMT Neyyar, Peppara rich reservoirs of fauna: Forest survey The sanctuaries were surveyed for fauna after a gap of eight years as part of the faunal inventory preparation for the management plans of these critical wildlife areas. Sat, 18 Jan 2020 09:41:21 GMT Man strangles pregnant wife in front of three-year-old son The awful crime that occurred at their rented house located at Nediyakala Chavadi in Kanjiramkulam came to light as the killer alerted a relative soon after committing it. Sun, 12 Jan 2020 05:02:02 GMT RPF forces gang to take back garbage dumped on track The RPF had stepped up surveillance after garbage bags kept appearing on the track despite routine cleaning. Sun, 12 Jan 2020 00:15:37 GMT And now, Poojapura jail inmates to build kraal for elephants Until recently, workers were hired from outside to build the shed. But jail authorities have decided to do away with that practise and employ the inmates, many of whom partake in the festival, this year. Fri, 10 Jan 2020 11:13:21 GMT Two injured in accident, offender abandons duo on way to hospital The police swung into action and detained Saji only after the child's father put up a post on social media over the incident. Sat, 04 Jan 2020 05:00:33 GMT Man attacked by local CPI (M) leader in Kerala for refusing Rs 100 Police said the 40-year-old man Senthil Roy, hailing from Parasala, was returning home from work on the night of December 31 when he was attacked by CPI(M)'s Parasala local branch secretary, Pradeep, and some others. Fri, 03 Jan 2020 02:42:59 GMT Low-cost bamboo building stands tall in Kerala capital Close to 90 percent of the building is made of bamboo and bricks were used to construct stairways. Thu, 26 Dec 2019 00:43:40 GMT Button lodged in toddler's nose found 20 years later, days before wedding! The button was taken out during a surgery led by Dr Ammu Sreeparvathy of the ENT Department at the SUT BR Life Hospital at Pattom in the Kerala capital. Tue, 24 Dec 2019 00:59:13 GMT Kerala cop shares lunch with famished man on hartal day, video is a hit The video shows S S Srijith, a constable of the Armed Reserve Camp, sharing his food to a middle-aged man in shabby clothes. Fri, 20 Dec 2019 06:14:36 GMT Here's an out-of-the box idea to fight plastic menace Walk in to the school, located at Anapara Kunnu in Malayinkeezhu area, you would see a glass box of discarded pens. Wed, 18 Dec 2019 01:00:04 GMT Man killed in mob attack for 'mobile phone theft' in Thiruvananthapuram Ajesh, aged 30, was beaten up in public view and later subject to brutal torture by a gang which accused him of stealing a mobile phone. Tue, 17 Dec 2019 00:53:01 GMT 'Lover' vanishes after pawning teen girl's gold chain, arrested Kunjumon of Charupara in Thiruvananthapuram was arrested from Kachani on Saturday by Aruvikara SI R V Arun Kumar and team. Tue, 17 Dec 2019 00:53:12 GMT Helmet-clad youth flees with 140 sovereign gold from jewellery The robbery was reported from Chilanka Jewellery at the Old Theatre Junction in Marthandam. Though in Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari district, it is only 10 km from Kerala's southern-most town Parassala located in Thiruvananthapuram district. Mon, 16 Dec 2019 06:45:57 GMT Elderly woman found living amid scrap behind the house she bequeathed to her daughter The elderly woman who was living amid scrap in an extension to the house she bequeathed to her daughter is set to get treatment and other help of the police. This was made possible through the intervention of Pappanamkode Residents Association. Thu, 12 Dec 2019 00:54:40 GMT Pot of antique coins found in plot owned by Rs 6 crore-lottery winner The plot is located on the eastern side of the Thirupalkadal Sri Krishnaswamy Temple, Keezhperur in Thiruvananthapuram district. Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:37:09 GMT Children’s film in Sanskrit -- a first; courtesy language buffs The film titled 'Madhurasmitam' (Sweet Smile) has completed production under the banner of Sanskrit Productions, an entity of language buffs Tue, 03 Dec 2019 00:34:02 GMT Gandhi stamps sought-after at philately exhibition A philately exhibition organised by the Kerala Postal Circle at the Chandrasekharan Nair stadium took one on a journey through the moments that changed the course of history. Mon, 02 Dec 2019 00:56:54 GMT Robots extend a warm welcome to minister Jaleel Kerala Higher Education Minister K T Jaleel was in for a surprise when he came to launch the faculty development programme at the Model Finishing School run by the Institute of Human Resource Development. Sat, 30 Nov 2019 00:57:07 GMT Turbidimeters installed off Vizhinjam coast The turbidity measuring units, which are being installed as part of the multi-crore seaport project here, will track the turbidity level in seawater every 10 minutes. When turbidity increases, the oxygen level decreases in water resulting in fish migrating to other places in search of a better ecosystem. Sun, 24 Nov 2019 00:52:30 GMT Artist with cerebral palsy wows Kerala CM with portrait Savio reached the chief minister's office along with his mother Blessy and presented the portrait and also his autobiography to the CM. Fri, 22 Nov 2019 01:13:55 GMT Brave 70-year-old saves lives, house by averting LPG blast Recognising the significance of Beevi's action, the Fire and Rescue officials honoured the lady the other day. Mon, 18 Nov 2019 00:38:22 GMT Long-distance private buses skip capital; start trips from across the border Passengers from Thiruvananthapuram who are planning to take a private service carrier to destinations such as Bengaluru or Chennai may now be forced to board the buses from Kaliyikkavila across the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 01:10:06 GMT Chackai flyover likely to be opened next month Earlier the deadline to open the flyover was October, however, the progress of work slowed down in summer owing to searing heat. Work was suspended between 11am and 3pm but the workers toiled at night to make up for lost time to a certain extent. Sun, 10 Nov 2019 00:53:41 GMT Kerala's 'free' special school to open on Dec 3 The various departments will look after the well-being of the special children include therapies in child development, behavioural, speech, audiology, occupational, autistic, to name a few. Tue, 05 Nov 2019 00:44:35 GMT Coaches of two trains separate from engine; double tragedy averted It seems the Indian Railways pays scant regard to safety aspects as far as the trains conducting services in Kerala are concerned. Sun, 03 Nov 2019 00:55:37 GMT For 25 years, wreckage of vessel rests on Vizhinjam seabed The Japan-manufactured vessel sank at Pullumuttu in 1995. A team of scuba divers from Kovalam had discovered the wreckage around a year ago. Fri, 01 Nov 2019 01:01:02 GMT Coral colonies found off T’puram coast As many as 9 different types of corals in an expanse of 10 sq m have been discovered at a spot called ‘Kovalam Kodi’. Sun, 27 Oct 2019 00:51:21 GMT Nedumangad best block panchayat in Kerala The other civic bodies which won the awards are Kolazhy (Thrissur), Tirunavaya and Maranchery (Malappuram), Srikrishnapuram (Palakkad), Sasthankotta (Kollam) and Pappinisseri (Kannur). Fri, 25 Oct 2019 00:45:14 GMT Kerala’s first ‘milk ATM’ opening at Attingal An initiative of Milco, a dairy cooperative based at Keezhattingal, the ATM would be located near the Veeralam Temple in Attingal. The machine would have a capacity of 500 litres. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 00:55:53 GMT Artificial leg gives a new lease of life for boy Anashwar, a Class V student, hailing from Vellarada in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram district, can stand tall again, courtesy the KIMS Hospitals which came forward to provide a custom-made prosthetic leg to him free of cost. Mon, 21 Oct 2019 01:03:33 GMT Groyne extension on at Vizhinjam seaport site Groyne, known in Malayalam as 'pulimuttu', is a low wall or barrier built out into the sea from a beach to check erosion and drifting. Sun, 20 Oct 2019 00:56:04 GMT Man narrowly escapes grip of 10-feet long python Bhuvana Chandran Nair, a daily wager under the employment guarantee scheme, and his co-workers found the snake while clearing unwanted vegetation on the KICMA campus. Fri, 18 Oct 2019 01:07:34 GMT Over 2,000 take literacy exam in Thiruvananthapuram The exam which was conducted for 100 marks tested the writing, reading and mathematical skills of the candidates. Mon, 14 Oct 2019 01:06:35 GMT Scamsters use Russian consul's name to dupe car buyers online It is not known if these fraudsters managed to dupe anyone so far. Mon, 14 Oct 2019 01:05:16 GMT First phase of Kazhakkoottam-Karode bypass to be completed by December The work on the second phase of the 16.2 km-stretch from Mukkola to Karode is under way. It will be the first concrete highway in Kerala. Fri, 04 Oct 2019 00:40:46 GMT Justice Abdul Rehim releases 4th edition of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology textbook The book was published by Elsevier Inc, Amsterdam. Mon, 30 Sep 2019 09:58:12 GMT Elephant rock sculpture in Kerala capital to be restored This sculpture was installed during the reign of Karthika Thirunal Rama Varma. Regarded as a saviour of the land, the sculpture was placed facing the temple idol. Sat, 28 Sep 2019 00:53:19 GMT Thief targets 21 shops in two nights, escapes from police net Incidentally, the man had been nabbed by the Kattakkada police during patrolling, but he freed himself forcibly and escaped. Fri, 27 Sep 2019 00:51:59 GMT