Kerala Latest News Updates from Kerala - read on various topics like politics, crime, economy, culture in English on Onmanorama.. Kerala Election News. Kerala. en Thu, 04 Jun 2020 10:48:04 GMT Kanam continues to trivialise Mani group, reminds Kodiyeri of the other side of 1965 history The CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran on Sunday painted the Jose K Mani faction as opportunist, dared the faction to surrender the political prizes it had won from the UDF. Sun, 05 Jul 2020 08:06:59 GMT CPM, CPI central leaderships may enter the fray to end disagreement over Kerala Congress While the Kerala CPM is keen on making the Jose faction an ally, the CPI is against it. Sun, 05 Jul 2020 06:48:48 GMT Another COVID-19 death in Kerala, toll now 27 Mohammad, who returned from abroad on June 29 was admitted to hospital on July 1. He died on Saturday. His test results however, returned positive on Sunday morning. Sun, 05 Jul 2020 06:39:01 GMT Kerala Ordinance makes masks compulsory; Rs 10,000 fine and 2 years in jail for violation It said that only 50 people will be allowed to attend a marriage and a maximum of 20 people can take part in death ceremonies. Sun, 05 Jul 2020 03:37:48 GMT Navy to seek ban on unauthorised sale of armed forces uniform The Navy statement came days after a 23-year-old man was arrested by the police here for allegedly posing as an officer (Lieutenant) in Indian Navy. Sun, 05 Jul 2020 03:11:37 GMT Delay in test results posing a big challenge to COVID fight in Kerala Labs are now taking three days to release the results of PCR tests. Kerala has 21 labs that can handle a maximum of 3,500 PCR tests daily. Sun, 05 Jul 2020 02:19:54 GMT Italian Marines case: Pinarayi calls for fair trial, compensation in letter to PM Modi The Hague-headquartered Permanent Court of Arbitration Tribunal had on Thursday upheld the conduct of the Indian authorities in the Enrica Lexie case in which the marines were accused of killing two Indian fishermen. Sun, 05 Jul 2020 01:54:39 GMT Eight Keralites die of COVID-19 outside Kerala While the virus claimed six lives in the Gulf region, two lives were lost in Mumbai and Delhi. Sun, 05 Jul 2020 01:44:15 GMT Two BSF jawans, returned from Kerala, test positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram The two jawans developed symptoms of COVID-19 and they have been placed under quarantine at a BSF camp in Vanhne, about 20 km from Lunglei town, since their arrival in the state. Sat, 04 Jul 2020 15:58:00 GMT Another elephant dies in Palakkad forest, officers probe firecracker angle A five-year-old elephant, which was found with a fractured jaw, by forest officials at Veetikkundu in Agali forest range died last night. Sat, 04 Jul 2020 14:50:35 GMT 19 Keralites, one Bangladeshi win Rs 30.5 crore in Abu Dhabi Big Ticket draw While Kalathil is a salaried executive in an office in Jumeirah Lakes Towers in Dubai, the others in the group have low-paid jobs. Sat, 04 Jul 2020 13:07:25 GMT COVID-19: Keralite dozes off at Dubai airport, misses repatriation flight Shajahan, who worked as a storekeeper in Abu Dhabi, had paid 1,100 dirham (USD 300) for the ticket. Sat, 04 Jul 2020 14:24:43 GMT COVID-19: Kerala in the middle of community transmission, says IMA The IMA has already informed the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan about this, the association's Kerala president Dr Abraham Varghese told Manorama Online. Sat, 04 Jul 2020 13:18:30 GMT COVID-19 infections keep on rising in Kerala: 240 new cases on Saturday, 209 recover Of the positive cases today, 17 had contracted the disease through contact. While 152 came from abroad, 52 came from neighbouring states. Sat, 04 Jul 2020 15:50:09 GMT COVID-19: 14 new hotspots in Kerala, 136 in total Here is the complete list of hotspots in Kerala. Sat, 04 Jul 2020 17:26:01 GMT COVID-19: Police intensify checks in Kochi, warn against venturing out needlessly Fifteen staff members of the Indira Gandhi Hospital at Kadavanthra in Kochi have been put in quarantine after the disease was confirmed in a patient who had been to the out-patient ward two days ago. Sat, 04 Jul 2020 09:10:15 GMT COVID-19 | Infection source of 106 cases in Kerala traced so far Several people, with no travel history or contact with patients, had tested positive for COVID-19 in the state. The experts had also said that this alarming trend pointed at community transmission. Sat, 04 Jul 2020 06:03:04 GMT Sabarimala airport: Govt order on acquisition of Cheruvally estate stayed till July 21 A committee appointed by the government under M G Rajamanickam in 2013 to review plantations on long-term leasehold had said that the sale was not valid since Harrison Malayalam’s possession of the land was illegal. Sat, 04 Jul 2020 05:35:21 GMT Freedom fighter, Gandhi disciple Rairu Nair, 98, passes away Disappointed at not being able to meet Mahatma Gandhi when he visited Thalassery, Rairu Nair, who was studying in class 8, went to Wardha, Maharashtra, where he got to meet and interact with the Father of the Nation. Sat, 04 Jul 2020 05:17:36 GMT Kerala brings about changes in COVID test procedures Kerala is bringing about changes in the testing procedures to determine the prevalence of COVID-19 in the state, amid growing concerns that some parts of the state may be experiencing community transmission of the disease. Sat, 04 Jul 2020 05:04:31 GMT COVID-19: High alert in Thiruvananthapuram, more areas declared as containment zones Fruit and vegetable shops can function on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Shops selling groceries and stationary can function on alternate days. The time regulations imposed at the Palayam and Chala markets will come into effect at all markets in the city. Sat, 04 Jul 2020 06:05:36 GMT Highest single-day COVID-19 spike in Kerala: 211 new infections on Friday, 201 recover Of the positive cases today, 27 had contracted the disease through contact. While 138 came from abroad, 39 came from neighbouring states. Fri, 03 Jul 2020 15:05:31 GMT Pinarayi announces panels, timeline for Dream Kerala project The Dream Kerala project will aim at utilising the professional skills and experience of the returning expatriates for the development of the state, he said. Fri, 03 Jul 2020 11:05:22 GMT COVID-19 | Chellanam harbour in Kochi, Palayam market in TVPM shut The fishing harbour at Chellanam on the Kochi coast in Ernakulam district has been shut after a fisherman's wife tested positive for the disease. Fri, 03 Jul 2020 10:54:23 GMT 6 Keralites, including nun, die of COVID-19 outside Kerala Six Keralites succumbed to the coronavirus outside Kerala on Thursday, including three in the Gulf region and three within India. Fri, 03 Jul 2020 08:34:08 GMT CPM, CPI differ over allying with Jose K Mani faction The CPM has indicated that it will welcome the faction, but the CPI alerted the induction should not harm the chances of the LDF continuing in power after the next Assembly elections in the summer of 2021. Fri, 03 Jul 2020 07:50:09 GMT Kerala shelved central scheme for 250 e-buses while opting for Swiss deal Even as the Kerala government is vigorously pursuing a Rs 4,500-crore e-mobility project to introduce electric buses in association with a Swiss major, it has come to light that it had earlier shelved a Union government scheme offering 250 such environment-friendly vehicles. Fri, 03 Jul 2020 05:26:37 GMT Bus fare hike takes effect today While the minimum charge will remain Rs 8, the minimum travel distance has been reduced from five kilometres to 2.5 kilometres. The rate for a kilometre will range from 70-90 paise. Fri, 03 Jul 2020 03:53:06 GMT Gowriamma feared 'Madrasile mon' would come to seek revenge, but this is what happened When he was released in parole while serving a life sentence at the Poojapura central jail for the double murder, Gowri was scared. Thu, 02 Jul 2020 14:38:05 GMT Chennithala produces proof of PwC's 'back-door entry' and MoU with HESS The opposition leader also wanted to know why the chief minister had not responded to the objections raised by the chief secretary and the finance secretary against the deal with HESS. Thu, 02 Jul 2020 14:23:14 GMT Strict curbs in Ernakulam as COVID-19 cases surge Six workers at the Ernakulam market have tested positive, triggering fears of a silent community spread. Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:55:43 GMT Classes for special children during COVID-19: Kerala must learn new lessons Home-bound for four months now, the children with special needs and their parents are facing huge stress and behavioural changes. Fri, 03 Jul 2020 00:30:21 GMT 160 cases, 202 recoveries: Kerala records highest single-day COVID-19 recoveries Among the new cases, 106 infected persons came from abroad while 40 returned home from other states. Fourteen contracted the disease through contact. Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:05:13 GMT Rehana Fathima asked to vacate BSNL quarters amid POCSO case The police raided her house, an official accommodation of BSNL, after a case was registered under POCSO for making her minor children paint on her naked body and posting the video of the same on social media. Thu, 02 Jul 2020 06:24:21 GMT PwC was in the crosshairs of CPM 15 years ago A letter written by Left parties under the leadership of the CPI(M) in 2005 alleging PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) got contracts through unfair means has come to haunt the state government in Kerala. Thu, 02 Jul 2020 06:13:56 GMT Stage actress drives auto for a living amid COVID-19 crisis Manju KPAC has been a stage actress for more than a decade. But with the COVID-19 crisis keeping the curtains down on the stage, Manju is forced to drive an auto-rickshaw for a living. Thu, 02 Jul 2020 05:40:58 GMT 'Dream Kerala' project to tap potential of returnees The project aims at the rehabilitation of returning expatriates and the state's overall development. Thu, 02 Jul 2020 01:58:11 GMT CM's reply to Chennithala on e-mobility deal triggers more questions than answers The controversy surrounding the consultancy for Kerala's E Moblity project is getting murkier. Thu, 02 Jul 2020 03:36:06 GMT UDF reaches out to KC(M), but Jose K Mani refuses to budge UDF chairman and Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala, said that it was the media which misread and misreported the statement. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 16:10:20 GMT Kerala govt withdraws 'two negative' norm for discharge of COVID-19 patients From July 1, an individual will be discharged even if the first follow-up test turns negative. The decision will also improve the recovery rate considerably. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 13:50:25 GMT COVID-19: 151 new positive cases in Kerala on Wednesday, 132 recover Among the new cases, 86 infected persons came from abroad while 51 came from other states. Thirteen contracted the disease through contact. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 14:20:17 GMT 24-year-old man under COVID observation dies in Kasaragod The deceased has been identified as a 24-year-old male, a native of Uttar Pradesh. He reached Kasaragod on the Mangala Express on Wednesday morning. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 11:00:43 GMT Thirunelly records its first tribal COVID positive case, official declaration soon A 40-year-old woman from the Kattunaicker tribe tested positive, the first tribal to be infected by the virus in the tribal-dominant panchayat. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 10:35:47 GMT KSRTC demands Rs 540 crore annually from govt to run e-buses The amount is to cover the losses the corporation says it will incur in operating the buses. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 08:39:22 GMT Doctor at the forefront of COVID fight once overcame severe nerve disorder Dr Hanish was appointed the secretary of the Kochi chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA); he is its vice-president now. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 07:20:39 GMT Kerala suffers significant dip in sardine, mackerel catch These findings were revealed in a study report prepared by the fisheries resources assessment division of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 07:49:35 GMT Angamaly bus depot shut after KSRTC conductor tests COVID positive The conductor, who hails from Mankada in Malappuram district, had returned to Angamaly from his home town on June 26. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 07:19:49 GMT Kerala Cabinet approves bus fare hike While the minimum charge will remain Rs 8, the minimum travel distance has been reduced from five kilometres to 2.5 kilometres. The rate for a kilometre woulr range from 70 paise to 90 paise. The new rates will remain effective until coronavirus cases subside in the state. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 06:46:46 GMT 9 more Keralites die of COVID-19 outside Kerala Nine more Keralites succumbed to the coronavirus outside the state on Tuesday. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 03:50:57 GMT Extortion gang planned to kidnap Shamna Kasim: Police Eight of the 12 member gang, who hatched the conspiracy and tried to execute their plan have been arrested, while the other four are absconding. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 02:31:54 GMT Kerala CM, Chief Justice inaugurate 17 POCSO courts This is the first phase of setting up 28 such courts in the state in accordance with the Supreme Court directives. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 02:08:44 GMT COVID-19: Railway to install thermal scanners in 9 Kerala stations Contact-less cameras will also be set up in the stations for checking the tickets. Tue, 30 Jun 2020 17:04:50 GMT Now, get your learner's licence in Kerala online The learner's licence test, conducted at regional transport offices (RTOs), had to be stopped in view of the rapid spread of COVID-19. Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:50:42 GMT With full lockdown ruled out, how will Kerala check community spread The government's expert committee on COVID-19 has advised to prohibit anything that would result in close and sustained person-to-person contact. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:33:35 GMT Chennithala says CM rigged E-Mobility selection process to favour Swiss company The Opposition leader accused the Pinarayi-led government of awarding the consultancy of the Rs 4500-crore e-mobility project to the multinational firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) without inviting tenders. He said it smacked of corruption and demanded the immediate scrapping of the deal. Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:25:33 GMT 23 CISF personnel among 131 COVID-19 cases in Kerala on Tuesday Among the new cases, 65 infected persons came from abroad while 46 came from other states. Ten contracted the disease through contact. Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:13:11 GMT