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Elderly women wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus wait to vote for local body elections in Kochi, Kerala.(AP)

Now, health officials detect Shigella bacterial infection in Kochi

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 07:16 PM IST
Ernakulam district collector S Suhas said a 56-year- old woman was diagnosed with the contagious disease and was undergoing treatment.
7,255 candidates will be competing in the Ernakulam district, including 400 in Kochi.(HT Photo)
7,255 candidates will be competing in the Ernakulam district, including 400 in Kochi.(HT Photo)

Kerala local body elections: 8,116 wards, 451 local bodies, 5 districts in 2nd phase polling

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 06:20 AM IST
As many as 12,643 polling booths have been set up and webcasting has also been introduced in 473 problematic polling booths. A total of 63,187 personnel have been deployed for election duty.
A powerful bureaucrat often touted as the CM’s blue-eyed boy, Sivasankar fell from grace after the smuggling case came to light.(HT PHOTO.)
A powerful bureaucrat often touted as the CM’s blue-eyed boy, Sivasankar fell from grace after the smuggling case came to light.(HT PHOTO.)

Customs arrest suspended IAS officer M Sivasankar in Kerala gold smuggling case

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 03:52 PM IST
After recording his arrest in Ernakulam district jail, Customs has moved an application for his custody. In the custody report it said it has got incriminating evidence suggesting his involvement in the crime. For the last three months, Sivasankar maintained that though he knew Suresh as a friend, he was not aware of her smuggling activities.
MLA V K Ebrahim Kunju was arrested on Tuesday in connection to the Palarivattom flyover scam. IUML termed his arrest ‘politically motivated.’(Facebook/Ebrahimkunjuvk)
MLA V K Ebrahim Kunju was arrested on Tuesday in connection to the Palarivattom flyover scam. IUML termed his arrest ‘politically motivated.’(Facebook/Ebrahimkunjuvk)

Palarivattom flyover scam: IUML terms Ebrahim Kunju’s arrest as ‘politically motivated’

Malappuram, Kerala | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 02:21 PM IST
MLA Kunju was arrested from a private hospital in Ernakulam, where he is undergoing treatment by vigilance and anti-corruption bureau sleuths, probing the Palarivattom flyover scam.
A lottery ticket vendor in Kochi.(Representative image/AP)
A lottery ticket vendor in Kochi.(Representative image/AP)

24-yr-old temple employee in Kerala wins Rs 12-cr Onam lottery jackpot

Hindustan Timdes, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 10:47 PM IST
Ananthu Vijayan, who is employed as a clerk in a temple in Ernakulam, brought the ticket TB 173964 from a lottery agent last month when the going was getting tough for the family.
Two labourers were killed after an explosion at a quarry in Malayattoor area of Ernakulam district today.(ANI Photo)
Two labourers were killed after an explosion at a quarry in Malayattoor area of Ernakulam district today.(ANI Photo)

2 migrant labourers killed in Ernakulam quarry blast

New Delhi/Ernakulam | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 09:03 AM IST
According to Kalady police, the blast took place in a building where explosives were stored for the purpose of blasting rocks.
Rescue workers look for survivors at the site of a landslide during heavy rains in Idukki, Kerala on August 7, 2020.(Reuters Phot o)
Rescue workers look for survivors at the site of a landslide during heavy rains in Idukki, Kerala on August 7, 2020.(Reuters Phot o)

Day after Idukki landslide, rainfall in Kerala likely to continue, says IMD

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 08:37 AM IST
The death toll in Kerala’s Idukki landslide incident has surged to 17, said Devikulam sub-collector on Friday.
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

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
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.
In north Kerala’s Kasaragod, a newly-married couple were tested positive. And at least 40 guests who attended their wedding ceremony were also tested positive.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
In north Kerala’s Kasaragod, a newly-married couple were tested positive. And at least 40 guests who attended their wedding ceremony were also tested positive.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Kerala reports 1,103 Covid-19 cases, highest since coronavirus outbreak

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 07:51 PM IST
The state capital Thiruvananthapuram remained worst-affected with 240 new cases and many areas of the city remained under triple lockdown. With 1,103 new cases total went up to 18,098.
Shaiju Thomas has been charged with IPC Section 307 (attempt to murder) and under the Juvenile Justice Act.(ANI)
Shaiju Thomas has been charged with IPC Section 307 (attempt to murder) and under the Juvenile Justice Act.(ANI)

54-day old baby suffers brain damage after father flings her on cot

Kochi, Kerala | By Asian News International | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 07:17 PM IST
Doctor Sojan Ipe of MOSC Medical College Hospital at Kolenchery said that the damage caused to the brain is serious. The child was admitted with bleeding in the brain on Friday.
Actor Jayasurya, who worked with Gokulan in Punyalan Agarbattis, shared the news on social media.
Actor Jayasurya, who worked with Gokulan in Punyalan Agarbattis, shared the news on social media.

Malayalam actor Gokulan gets married to long-time girlfriend Dhanya in lockdown, poses for wedding pic with mask on

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 04:04 PM IST
Malayalam actor Gokulan and Dhanya got married in a temple in Ernakulam, Kerala. See their pictures here.
The robot named ‘KARMI-Bot’ will be used to assist patients at the medical college’s COVID-19 isolation ward from Saturday onwards,the Ernakulam district public relations department said in a release.(ANI)
The robot named ‘KARMI-Bot’ will be used to assist patients at the medical college’s COVID-19 isolation ward from Saturday onwards,the Ernakulam district public relations department said in a release.(ANI)

Kerala govt hospital deploys robot to serve Covid-19 patients

Kochi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 25, 2020 03:57 PM IST
Malayalam star Mohanlal’s Viswasanthi Foundation donated the autonomous robot to the COVID-19 ward of the Ernakulam government medical college hospital.
Colleagues cheer Reshma Mohandas,a nurse, as she leaves the Covid-19 ward in Kerala’s Kottayam Medical College Hospital.(HT PHOTO.)
Colleagues cheer Reshma Mohandas,a nurse, as she leaves the Covid-19 ward in Kerala’s Kottayam Medical College Hospital.(HT PHOTO.)

‘Once we don PPE we worry only about our patients’: Kerala nurses fighting Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2020 05:04 PM IST
Reshma Mohandas, a nurse at the Kottayam medical college hospital, turned coronavirus positive while treating 93-year-old Thomas and his 84-year-old wife Mariyamma. She was discharged the same day the old couple left the hospital.
A 42-year-old woman was allegedly raped and murdered in Perumbavaoor, near Kochi,(Representative Image)
A 42-year-old woman was allegedly raped and murdered in Perumbavaoor, near Kochi,(Representative Image)

Kerala woman raped and murdered, migrant worker held

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 01:43 AM IST
The arrested man is a migrant worker from Assam, police said. He allegedly mutilated the face of the victim with a spade after raping her.
Pranjal Patil who hails from Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra, had lost her vision when she was just six years old.(HT Photo)
Pranjal Patil who hails from Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra, had lost her vision when she was just six years old.(HT Photo)

‘Never be defeated, Never give up’, says first visually challenged woman IAS officer Pranjal Patil

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 08:29 AM IST
She cracked the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination in 2016 and secured 773rd rank and improved her ranking to 124 the next year.
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

Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
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.
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

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram/ Sangli/Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
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.
The gesture of 52-year-old Naushad didn’t go unnoticed.(HT photos)
The gesture of 52-year-old Naushad didn’t go unnoticed.(HT photos)

This 52-yr-old Kerala cloth vendor is a ‘real hero’ for flood victims, and all

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 06:51 PM IST
From film stars to political leaders, all queued up to appreciate Naushad’s selfless act.
The Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC) of the Catholic Church(HT Photo)
The Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC) of the Catholic Church(HT Photo)

Kerala nun, who protested against Mullakkal, expelled

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 01:21 AM IST
Sister Lucy said the decision to expel her had been taken two months ago and she was forced to sign papers to the effect by the FCC on Wednesday.
Sister Kalapura said she will move the court after consulting fellow nuns and others.(HT image)
Sister Kalapura said she will move the court after consulting fellow nuns and others.(HT image)

Kerala nun who protested against rape-accused former bishop expelled

Hindustan Time, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 02:40 PM IST
The nun said she was issued four show-cause notices and that she replied to all and appeared before the superior general in person. She added she will remain a nun till her last.
MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said they are yet to receive any information from these countries in the matter.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said they are yet to receive any information from these countries in the matter.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

MEA informs several nations on missing ship

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2019 09:19 AM IST
According to media reports, the vessel, named ‘Deva Matha 2’, had set sail from a port in Kerala’s Ernakulam district on January 12 and according to the state police it had 243 people on board.
The Aster Medcity Hospital in Kochi, where the patient is admitted, said he is conscious and eating but has mild disorientation.(PTI FILE)
The Aster Medcity Hospital in Kochi, where the patient is admitted, said he is conscious and eating but has mild disorientation.(PTI FILE)

In relief for Kerala, 6 suspected Nipah patients cleared

Hindustan Times, Kochi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2019 07:25 AM IST
The Nipah virus resurfaced in Kerala a year after it killed 17 people in the state, with a 23-year-old engineering graduate testing positive for the virus in Kochi on Tuesday.
Health officials at an isolation ward of Ernakulam Medical College in Kochi, Tuesday, June 4, 2019.(PTI)
Health officials at an isolation ward of Ernakulam Medical College in Kochi, Tuesday, June 4, 2019.(PTI)

Man tests positive as Kerala braces for Nipah emergency

Hindustan Times, Kochi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 11:25 PM IST
The Nipah outbreak in May last year had claimed 17 lives, including that of a nurse who was part of a team treating one of the patients.
Kerala’s health department has already managed to trace all those who have come into the contact of the infected man and put them on surveillance(PTI File Photo)
Kerala’s health department has already managed to trace all those who have come into the contact of the infected man and put them on surveillance(PTI File Photo)

Centre assures all help to Kerala after 23-year-old tests positive for Nipah

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 12:47 PM IST
The Union health ministry has also dispatched a team of experts from NIV for conducting tests on bats that are known to be the carriers of the virus in and around Ernakulam district.
Hospitals have opened fever clinics and isolation wards in Kozhikode, Thrissur, and Ernakulam to deal with the situation.(PTI)
Hospitals have opened fever clinics and isolation wards in Kozhikode, Thrissur, and Ernakulam to deal with the situation.(PTI)

23-year-old Kerala man infected with Nipah; another shifted to isolation ward

Hindustan Times, Thiruvanathapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 12:46 PM IST
An outbreak of Nipah virus infection in Kerala last year led to the death of 17 people in the northern part of the state.
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

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
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.
A Nipah outbreak in May last year had claimed 17 lives, including that of a nurse who treated one of the patients.(PTI file photo)
A Nipah outbreak in May last year had claimed 17 lives, including that of a nurse who treated one of the patients.(PTI file photo)

23-year-old suspected to be down with Nipah, alert sounded in Kerala

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 07:20 PM IST
The initial tests of a 23-year-old youth admitted to a hospital in Ernakulam tested positive for Nipah virus.
The statement comes after reports suggesting that a 23-year-old patient had been moved to an isolation ward in a private hospital after he displayed symptoms of viral infection triggered an uproar on social media. (AP photo)
The statement comes after reports suggesting that a 23-year-old patient had been moved to an isolation ward in a private hospital after he displayed symptoms of viral infection triggered an uproar on social media. (AP photo)

After Nipah scare, Kerala officials say no need to worry

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 10:28 PM IST
Referring to social media reports, Ernakulam Collector K Mohammed Y Safirulla issued a statement, clarifying that usual medical examinations were carried out on patients coming with the symptoms of Nipah virus
A suspected case of Nipah virus has been reported from Ernakulam district of Kerala. An outbreak of Nipah claimed 17 lives in Kerala last year.(AP Photo)
A suspected case of Nipah virus has been reported from Ernakulam district of Kerala. An outbreak of Nipah claimed 17 lives in Kerala last year.(AP Photo)

Kerala youth admitted to hospital with Nipah-like symptoms

Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 04:56 PM IST
The 23-year-old patient has been moved to an isolation ward in a private hospital after he displayed symptoms of viral infection, said Ernakulam district medical officer Dr M K Kuttappan.
A crisis loomed large over Kerala’s influential Syro-Malabar Catholic Church with priests of an Archdiocese reading out a circular during Sunday mass in churches under its jurisdiction blaming Church head Cardinal George Alencherry over a criminal case filed against a section of priests.Photo by Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)(HT Photo)
A crisis loomed large over Kerala’s influential Syro-Malabar Catholic Church with priests of an Archdiocese reading out a circular during Sunday mass in churches under its jurisdiction blaming Church head Cardinal George Alencherry over a criminal case filed against a section of priests.Photo by Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)(HT Photo)

Kerala priests slam church head over forgery case

Kochi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2019 09:43 PM IST
The circular said although the Cardinal had assured that everything possible would be made to get these two priests off the list of the accused as there was no intention to make them as accused in the case, no steps in this direction have been taken so far.
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