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India's first Labour Movement museum to come up in Kerala(Pexels)

Kerala will soon have India's first ever Labour Movement museum

PTI, Kochi
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 05:08 PM IST
  • Labour Movement museum, that is opening up in Alappuzha, Kerala, will the the first of its kind museum in India. It will showcase the history of world labour movement through huge repository of documents and exhibits.
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The department of animal husbandry on January 4 notified the detection of Avian Influenza (H5N8) in samples of ducks found dead in Alappuzha and Kottayam districts of Kerala.
The department of animal husbandry on January 4 notified the detection of Avian Influenza (H5N8) in samples of ducks found dead in Alappuzha and Kottayam districts of Kerala.

Centre rushes teams to Kerala, Haryana affected by Avian influenza as precautionary measure

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 02:25 AM IST
The Union health ministry said in a statement that the teams have been deployed in Haryana’s Panchkula district and in Alappuzha and Kottayam districts of Kerala.
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Health workers in protective suits cull ducks after the H5N8 bird flu strain was detected in Karuvatta of Alappuzha district 90 km from Kochi on Wednesday.(AFP PHOTO.)
Health workers in protective suits cull ducks after the H5N8 bird flu strain was detected in Karuvatta of Alappuzha district 90 km from Kochi on Wednesday.(AFP PHOTO.)

Health ministry sends experts to bird flu-hit states, no human case found yet

By Rhythma Kaul | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:39 PM IST
The department of animal husbandry on January 4, 2021, had notified detection of Avian Influenza (H5N8) in samples of dead ducks from Alappuzha and Kottayam districts in Kerala. A similar report of bird flu has also been received from poultry samples from Panchkula district of Haryana.
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Health workers in protective suits begin culling of ducks after the H5N8 strain of bird flu was detected among domestic birds in Alappuzha district of Kerala.(AP PHOTO.)
Health workers in protective suits begin culling of ducks after the H5N8 strain of bird flu was detected among domestic birds in Alappuzha district of Kerala.(AP PHOTO.)

Central team to visit bird flu-hit areas of Kerala tomorrow, culling of ducks continue

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:08 PM IST
The state government has also announced relief for affected farmers-- they will be given Rs 100 for each culled duck. In three days at least 46,000 birds will be culled in Alappuzha 38,000 and 8000 in Kottayam. There is a ban on trading of ducks till further notice in the two districts.
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Alappuzha district collector banned the use and trade of meat, eggs and waste of domestic birds, including ducks and chicken in Kuttanad and Karthikappalli Taluks, as reported by news agency PTI.(AP file photo)
Alappuzha district collector banned the use and trade of meat, eggs and waste of domestic birds, including ducks and chicken in Kuttanad and Karthikappalli Taluks, as reported by news agency PTI.(AP file photo)

Bird flu outbreak: Kerala issues high alert, declares virus as state-specific disaster

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 03:36 PM IST
The virus was reported from four panchayats--Nedumudi, Thakazhy, Pallippad and Karuvatta--in Kuttanad region of Alappuzha district and from a duck farm in Neendoor panchayat in Kottayam district.
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Fresh cases were detected after ducks started dying in large numbers, said Alappuzha district veterinary officer K Lekha. (HT File photo)
Fresh cases were detected after ducks started dying in large numbers, said Alappuzha district veterinary officer K Lekha. (HT File photo)

Alappuzha, Kottayam in Kerala on high alert after bird flu cases detected

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 03:50 PM IST
Bird flu, also known as avian flu, is a variety of influenza caused by a virus in birds. It can spread to humans and can trigger a person to person transmission, experts say.
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Former Indian pace bowler S Sreesath(HT Archive)
Former Indian pace bowler S Sreesath(HT Archive)

Sreesanth set to play T20 tournament in Kerala

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 04:24 PM IST
Sreesanth featured in the Indian squad that won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007. Four years later, he became a part of the Indian team that lifted the Cricket World Cup at home.
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Two days back they allegedly duped a trader in Cherthala in Alappuzha district of Rs 50,000. Police suspect that they might have got some local support in carrying out their activities.(FILE PHOTO.)
Two days back they allegedly duped a trader in Cherthala in Alappuzha district of Rs 50,000. Police suspect that they might have got some local support in carrying out their activities.(FILE PHOTO.)

Four Iranians held by Kerala police on suspected charges of robbery

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 04:02 PM IST
After initial questioning the police said they were part of a 24-member gang involved in many robberies in financial institutions and ATMs. Soon after their photos were uploaded on the official website of Kerala police many complaints came to light.
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The districts of Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod districts have been issued yellow alert.(Hindustan Times)
The districts of Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod districts have been issued yellow alert.(Hindustan Times)

Heavy rains likely in 10 districts as IMD issues yellow alert

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2020 08:54 PM IST
The districts of Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod districts have been issued yellow alert.
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A fisherman brings in his catch from the Arabian Sea during the Coronavirus pandemic in Kochi, Kerala state.(AP)
A fisherman brings in his catch from the Arabian Sea during the Coronavirus pandemic in Kochi, Kerala state.(AP)

Yellow alert issued for 9 Kerala districts, monsoon expected to hit state today

By hidustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2020 09:10 AM IST
The yellow alert has been declared for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Malappuram and Kannur districts.
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The motto is ‘Open Your Umbrella, Come Rain, Shine or Pandemic,’ said P S Jyothis, president of Thanneermukkom Panchayat that has 23 wards.(ANI)
The motto is ‘Open Your Umbrella, Come Rain, Shine or Pandemic,’ said P S Jyothis, president of Thanneermukkom Panchayat that has 23 wards.(ANI)

Coastal Kerala village uses umbrella as weapon to combat Covid-19

By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar | Kochi, Kerala
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2020 03:40 PM IST
In a month’s time, the administration distributed 6,000 umbrellas at a subsidised rate through the anti-poverty Kudumbashree project led by women.
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Indian recipe blogs thrive because they offer precise measurements(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Indian recipe blogs thrive because they offer precise measurements(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)

This Indian life by Shoba Narayan: Recipe for a relationship

By Shoba Narayan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 02:57 AM IST
Struggling to cook? Phone your relatives in the ancestral village
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Hospital authorities said the British couple left the hospital in the guise of making some calls and disappeared from there. (Image used for representation).(PTI PHOTO.)
Hospital authorities said the British couple left the hospital in the guise of making some calls and disappeared from there. (Image used for representation).(PTI PHOTO.)

British couple with coronavirus symptoms slip out of hospital in Kerala

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2020 10:08 PM IST
According to the police, they reached Kochi on March 9 and moved to Alappuzha on March 12. Both later developed diarrhoea and other complications and came to the medical college hospital for a check up. In the medical college hospital they were advised to go to the virology hospital and doctors there advised them to get quarantined.
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The child’s condition is stable. He is responding well to symptomatic treatment. (Image used for representation).(AP PHOTO.)
The child’s condition is stable. He is responding well to symptomatic treatment. (Image used for representation).(AP PHOTO.)

Toddler who tested positive for coronavirus in Kerala stable, say doctors

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 05:19 PM IST
The sample of the child tested positive at the virology laboratory in Alappuzha and later the National Institute of Virology, Pune also confirmed it. Belonging to Kannur in north Kerala, the boy’s father works in Italy.
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The first patient of the country, a woman student, was undergoing treatment in an isolation ward of the Medical College Hospital in Thrissur since she tested positive on January 30. (Image used for representation).(ANI PHOTO.)
The first patient of the country, a woman student, was undergoing treatment in an isolation ward of the Medical College Hospital in Thrissur since she tested positive on January 30. (Image used for representation).(ANI PHOTO.)

India’s first coronavirus patient discharged after being cured

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 06:07 PM IST
All three 2019-nCoV cases in India have been reported in Kerala among students who returned from in China’s Wuhan, which is the epicentre of the outbreak.
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The state health ministry said despite positive signals it was too early to lower guard. At least 3400 people are still under observation in their homes and 35 are in different hospitals.(PTI PHOTO.)
The state health ministry said despite positive signals it was too early to lower guard. At least 3400 people are still under observation in their homes and 35 are in different hospitals.(PTI PHOTO.)

In Kerala, one of 3 coronavirus-infected patients to be discharged

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 07:04 AM IST
All three 2019-nCoV cases in India have been reported in Kerala among students who returned from China’s Wuhan, which is the epicentre of the outbreak.
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Both patients, medical students who returned from virus-hit Wuhan in China on January 24, will be allowed to leave the hospital once the NIV confirms observations of the state health department.(PTI PHOTO.)
Both patients, medical students who returned from virus-hit Wuhan in China on January 24, will be allowed to leave the hospital once the NIV confirms observations of the state health department.(PTI PHOTO.)

Kerala waits for NIV reports to discharge both virus-negative patients

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 11:10 PM IST
The first patient’s (a woman student from Thrissur) samples proved negative at least five times and the second one thrice.
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State health minister KK Shailaja said we should be more alert to check the secondary infection. Calamity is declared to create enough awareness and take more proactive steps to contain the virus, she said. [Photo Samir Jana]
State health minister KK Shailaja said we should be more alert to check the secondary infection. Calamity is declared to create enough awareness and take more proactive steps to contain the virus, she said. [Photo Samir Jana]

‘Will treat it as crime’: Kerala on China returnees dodging health officials

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 09:15 PM IST
Kerala, which boasts of a robust healthcare system, is fighting back to contain the virus that left at least 425 people and more than 20,000 infected in neighbouring China.
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The state has been witnessing a number of such incidents where women have been killed by their stalkers. Four such cases were reported last year, police said.(FILE PHOTO.)
The state has been witnessing a number of such incidents where women have been killed by their stalkers. Four such cases were reported last year, police said.(FILE PHOTO.)

Stalker kills 19-yr-old woman, later slits his own throat in Kerala

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 07:21 PM IST
Neighbours said when they broke open the door they saw both of them lying in a pool of blood. The police said Ashika died on the spot and Anu later succumbed in a hospital.
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Thomas Chandy. (HT photo)
Thomas Chandy. (HT photo)

Thomas Chandy, Congress leader and former Kerala minister, dies at 72

By Press Trust of India | Kochi
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2019 04:52 PM IST
Chandy, who had been undergoing treatment for cancer for quite some time, died at his home here on Friday afternoon.
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In the Lok Sabha election earlier this year, the ruling CPI(M) had fielded six legislators and the Congress three. While the CPI(M)’s five leaders bit dust, all three Congress leaders won.(HT image)
In the Lok Sabha election earlier this year, the ruling CPI(M) had fielded six legislators and the Congress three. While the CPI(M)’s five leaders bit dust, all three Congress leaders won.(HT image)

5 Kerala assembly seats to go to by-polls on October 21

By HT Correspondent | Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 04:55 PM IST
The by-polls to these five seats will give enough indications about the way the state will turn in the assembly elections in 2021, political observers said.
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The Indian Meteorological Centre regional director K Santhosh said central Kerala will experience heavy showers, with some areas likely to get more than 20 cm of rain.(HT Photo)
The Indian Meteorological Centre regional director K Santhosh said central Kerala will experience heavy showers, with some areas likely to get more than 20 cm of rain.(HT Photo)

Kerala flood toll reaches 91

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram/ Sangli/Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2019 01:14 AM IST
At least 51 people are still feared trapped under debris in two major landslides that occurred last week in Wayanad and Malappuram. In Kavalappara, one of the worst-hit spots in Malappuram, slush and debris travelled more than three kilometres taking residential colonies with it.
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The retail factory outlet of Popy’s in Alappuzha.(Vivek R Nair/HT Photo)
The retail factory outlet of Popy’s in Alappuzha.(Vivek R Nair/HT Photo)

They have us covered: The people who protect us from the rain

By Ramesh Babu & Rachel Lopez | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2019 06:53 PM IST
What’s the one thing that’s synonymous with the monsoon? Umbrellas. Here are two families who have been shielding us from the showers for decades
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A year after an outbreak of Nipah virus infection claimed 17 lives in north Kerala, fear has gripped the state again as a 23-year-old man has been hospitalised with “Nipah-like” symptoms in Ernakulam.(PTI Photo)
A year after an outbreak of Nipah virus infection claimed 17 lives in north Kerala, fear has gripped the state again as a 23-year-old man has been hospitalised with “Nipah-like” symptoms in Ernakulam.(PTI Photo)

Kerala on alert as Nipah virus scare returns

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2019 01:04 AM IST
Doctors, who treated Nipah patients in Kozhikode last year, have been moved to Kochi. Help has also been sought from experts at Karnataka’s Manipal Institute of Virology.
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Police said the main accused was addicted to online chat where he came in contact with a co-accused.(Representative Photo)
Police said the main accused was addicted to online chat where he came in contact with a co-accused.(Representative Photo)

Four held in Kerala over wife-swapping allegations: Police

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2019 10:58 PM IST
A senior police officer said this is the first such case reported in the state involving the social media platform for wife swapping. He said many such sites were under the scanner of cyber wing of the police.
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The malfunctioning of EVMs was pointed out by none other than Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.(ANI Photo)
The malfunctioning of EVMs was pointed out by none other than Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.(ANI Photo)

Lok Sabha Election 2019 Phase 3 - ‘Had to wait for a while’: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan on faulty EVMs

By IANS | Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 02:48 PM IST
The malfunctioning was pointed out by none other than Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan who said that election officials appear to have failed to ensure that the EVMs worked properly.
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An election official checks an EVM at a counting centre.(AFP photo)
An election official checks an EVM at a counting centre.(AFP photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Alappuzha, Kerala

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 11:18 AM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 constituency watch of Alappuzha, Kerala.
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Last year, the Cochin University College of Engineering in Kerala’s Alappuzha, was shut down indefinitely on January 25 following a clash between two groups of students after beef cutlets were allegedly served during an event on its campus.(Sunil Ghosh/Picture for representation)
Last year, the Cochin University College of Engineering in Kerala’s Alappuzha, was shut down indefinitely on January 25 following a clash between two groups of students after beef cutlets were allegedly served during an event on its campus.(Sunil Ghosh/Picture for representation)

Kerala engineering college denies permission to hold Saraswati Puja, says ‘we’re secular’

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2019 02:51 PM IST
Students from north India have been denied permission by authorities to conduct Saraswati Puja in the Cochin University College of Engineering in Kerala’s Alappuzha district, news agency ANI reported on Thursday.
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In the file photo, devotees can be seen climbing over the holy eighteen golden steps to worship Lord Ayyapa at Sabarimala(Vivek Nair / HT Photo)
In the file photo, devotees can be seen climbing over the holy eighteen golden steps to worship Lord Ayyapa at Sabarimala(Vivek Nair / HT Photo)

Donkeys at Sabarimala have more grace than tantri, says Kerala minister

By Indo Asian News Service | Alappuzha (Kerala)
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2018 07:17 PM IST
Kerala PWD minister and CPI-M leader G Sudhakaran said the do not appear to have any attachment or concern towards Lord Ayyappa.
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Karthyayini Amma, 96-year-old, a native of Alappuzha, appears for the Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority’s Aksharalaksham literacy examination at Government Lower Primary School, Cheppad in Alleppy district.(PTI)
Karthyayini Amma, 96-year-old, a native of Alappuzha, appears for the Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority’s Aksharalaksham literacy examination at Government Lower Primary School, Cheppad in Alleppy district.(PTI)

96-year-old gets 98 out of 100 in Kerala literacy exam. Next stop computers

By Press Trust of India | Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 09:04 PM IST
The 96-year-old woman received an “Aksharalaksham certificate” from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan as a token of recognition for her achievement.
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