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Police raided the resort following a tip off and confiscated large quantities of psychedelic drugs from the revellers. (Videograb)

Rave party busted in Kerala, 60 detained

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 10:09 AM IST
Police said they have intelligence reports that such rave parties were held regularly in remote areas and they manage enough numbers through dark net chatting.
Police said the Dalit girl was sexually assaulted several times by the accused who pretended to be in love. (HT representative photo)
Police said the Dalit girl was sexually assaulted several times by the accused who pretended to be in love. (HT representative photo)

Teen attempts self-immolation after sexual abuse, dies a week later

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 09:25 PM IST
The accused, a leader of the Democratic Youth Federation of India in Idukki, is in police custody
Initial reports suggest spurious liquor is behind the deaths but a clearer picture will emerge only after post-mortem, Palakkad police superintendent Siva Vikram said after visiting the village.(FILE PHOTO.)
Initial reports suggest spurious liquor is behind the deaths but a clearer picture will emerge only after post-mortem, Palakkad police superintendent Siva Vikram said after visiting the village.(FILE PHOTO.)

Four die after consuming spurious liquor in Kerala, 9 in hospital

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 09:38 PM IST
Last month in Idukki, one person had died and two were hospitalised after consuming spurious liquor. Later, the Excise Department found that sanitizer had been mixed with country-made liquor.
The priest who is also an Ayurveda practitioner, was held following a complaint filed by the woman’s parents.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)
The priest who is also an Ayurveda practitioner, was held following a complaint filed by the woman’s parents.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)

Priest held for alleged sexual assault on woman in Kerala

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 13, 2020 03:43 PM IST
Reji Palakkadan was running an Ayurveda clinic as part of the church and he allegedly assaulted the woman when she visited the facility for treatment on Monday.
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.
Rain clouds are seen behind a statue on the banks of the Periyar river in Kochi in Kerala.(AP PHOTO.)
Rain clouds are seen behind a statue on the banks of the Periyar river in Kochi in Kerala.(AP PHOTO.)

Heavy rain batters Kerala, IMD sounds red alert for six districts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 07:23 PM IST
Several parts of the state have been receiving heavy rain for the past few days and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are on standby in affected areas. People living in low-lying areas have been shifted to relief camps as a precautionary measure.
Marayur sandalwood is world famous for its aroma and rich oil content. (Photo @TheKeralaPolice)
Marayur sandalwood is world famous for its aroma and rich oil content. (Photo @TheKeralaPolice)

Woman shot dead by sandalwood smugglers in Kerala, 3 arrested: Cops

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 02:44 PM IST
The deceased has been identified as K Chandrika, a resident of a tribal settlement in Marayur.
There was a controversy over the delay in the CM’ visit and opposition parties also questioned disparities in relief amount in two different tragedies that occurred on the same day.(ANI PHOTO.)
There was a controversy over the delay in the CM’ visit and opposition parties also questioned disparities in relief amount in two different tragedies that occurred on the same day.(ANI PHOTO.)

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, Governor visit Idukki district as landslide toll rises to 55

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 07:25 PM IST
Both of them later met survivors of the deceased and the Chief Minister assured them that the government will do everything possible to alleviate their suffering.
Rescue workers look for survivors at the site of a landslide during heavy rains in Idukki, Kerala.(Reuters)
Rescue workers look for survivors at the site of a landslide during heavy rains in Idukki, Kerala.(Reuters)

Toll in Idukki landslide rises to 52 as three more bodies recovered

Idduki | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 11, 2020 03:46 PM IST
The Kerala government had on Saturday asked the Tamil Nadu government to release water from Mullaperiyar to Vaigai Dam in a phased manner when the water level reached 136 feet in view of heavy rains in Idukki.
The dogs are seen at the landslide spot in Rajamalai of Kerala’s Idukki district where at least 45 people have died and 28 are still missing.(HT Photo)
The dogs are seen at the landslide spot in Rajamalai of Kerala’s Idukki district where at least 45 people have died and 28 are still missing.(HT Photo)

Pets’ unending wait for their masters moves many at Kerala landslide site

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 04:17 PM IST
A settlement of tea estate workers in Rajamalai of Idukki was hit by the landslide early on Friday. More than 40 people have died and more are missing.
The controversial Mullaperiyar dam in Idukki district, Kerala.(File Photo)
The controversial Mullaperiyar dam in Idukki district, Kerala.(File Photo)

Water level at Mullaperiyar reservoir in Kerala’s Idukki reaches 136 feet: Official

Idukki | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 06:51 AM IST
According to information provided by the Idukki district administration, the water level at Mullaperiyar at 10 pm on August 9 was 136 feet.
Officials feared that the missing count might rise as students staying in hostels had returned to their homes in the area due to the coronavirus pandemic.(Reuters Photo)
Officials feared that the missing count might rise as students staying in hostels had returned to their homes in the area due to the coronavirus pandemic.(Reuters Photo)

Toll in Idukki landslide now 42; opposition parties attack CM

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 04:40 AM IST
Three days of heavy rain triggered the landslide in the early hours of Friday that razed a tea plantation workers’ settlement in Idukki.
Rescue operations are going on by the NDRF team on the ground after a landslide at Pettimudi, Idukki district, in Kochi on Saturday.(ANI)
Rescue operations are going on by the NDRF team on the ground after a landslide at Pettimudi, Idukki district, in Kochi on Saturday.(ANI)

Body of 6-month-old baby recovered, Kerala landslide death toll rises to 43

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 09:13 PM IST
Sniffer dogs were used by the rescue team to help retrieve many of the bodies, after a colony of tea plantation workers was buried under slush after heavy rains triggered the landslide on Friday, they said.
Rescue operation underway at the landslide site in Rajamala, Idukki, on Aug 8, 2020.(ANI)
Rescue operation underway at the landslide site in Rajamala, Idukki, on Aug 8, 2020.(ANI)

Kerala landslide death count climbs to 27, more than 40 still missing

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 08:55 PM IST
State power minister MM Mani, who is camping at the accident site, admitted that there is little hope for any survivors now.
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.

‘2nd tragedy of the day’: Ex-minister after plane crash, landslide in Kerala

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 09:44 PM IST
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation said in a statement that the plane landed amid heavy rains and then crashed.
Rescue workers look for survivors at the site of a landslide during heavy rains in Idukki, Kerala, August 7, 2020.(REUTERS)
Rescue workers look for survivors at the site of a landslide during heavy rains in Idukki, Kerala, August 7, 2020.(REUTERS)

Rescue ops at Idukki landslide site to continue overnight, says Kerala CM

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 08:32 PM IST
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said that the rescue mission will continue during the night and all arrangements have been made to provide enough light at the landslide site.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that relief and rescue operation is on at the site of the landslide in Kerala.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO/file)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that relief and rescue operation is on at the site of the landslide in Kerala.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO/file)

Pained by loss of lives due to landslide in Kerala’s Idukki, says PM Modi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 06:30 PM IST
Kerala landslide has killed at least 15 people so far and several others are feared trapped.
At least 12 bodies were retrieved from under debris in Kerala’s Idduki district on Friday after a massive landslide in the area(ANI)
At least 12 bodies were retrieved from under debris in Kerala’s Idduki district on Friday after a massive landslide in the area(ANI)

15 killed, 50 trapped after landslide in Kerala’s Idukki: What we know so far

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 07:05 PM IST
Settlement of tea estate workers in Rajamalai of Idukki was hit by the landslide early on Friday.
The NDRF team in Kerala’s Idukki where a landslide triggered by torrential rain killed 12 people.(ANI Photo)
The NDRF team in Kerala’s Idukki where a landslide triggered by torrential rain killed 12 people.(ANI Photo)

15 killed, 53 feared trapped in Kerala landslide; massive rescue operation on

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 04:02 PM IST
Since the landslide in Kerala’s Idukki district took place in the early hours on Friday, many of those affected were in deep slumber due to which they couldn’t escape, said locals.
The Rajamala area near Munnar has been witnessing torrential rains since the last three days and has been totally cut off(ANI Photo)
The Rajamala area near Munnar has been witnessing torrential rains since the last three days and has been totally cut off(ANI Photo)

Red alert for 3 Kerala districts till August 11 as 5 killed after landslide in Idduki

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 01:26 PM IST
Rescuers retrieved at least five bodies and rushed to free more tea estate workers feared trapped under debris in a residential area in Rajamala area near Munnar, officials said.
The area in Kerala which was affected by landslide on Friday morning.
The area in Kerala which was affected by landslide on Friday morning.

5 dead in Kerala landslide, state govt seeks Air Force help to evacuate people

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 12:38 PM IST
At least 80 tea estate workers were reportedly staying in the area, local authorities said. The region has been experiencing rains for the last three days.
Rescuers help people to cross a flooded area after a landslide caused by torrential monsoon rains in Meppadi in Wayanad district of Kerala on August 9, 2019.(Reuters File Photo/Representative Image)
Rescuers help people to cross a flooded area after a landslide caused by torrential monsoon rains in Meppadi in Wayanad district of Kerala on August 9, 2019.(Reuters File Photo/Representative Image)

Massive landslide in Kerala where 80 tea estate workers were staying; 4 dead, many feared trapped

Hindustan Times | By Ramesh Babu | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 11:40 AM IST
Rescue officials are yet to reach the site of the accident as some roads washed off in the floods caused by the landslide.
The Met office said a low pressure was brewing in the Bay of Bengal and it is expected to gain speed by Saturday triggering heavy rains till Sunday.(AP)
The Met office said a low pressure was brewing in the Bay of Bengal and it is expected to gain speed by Saturday triggering heavy rains till Sunday.(AP)

Heavy downpour adds to Kerala’s Covid-19 woes

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 07:23 PM IST
Red alert has been declared in three districts, Kozhikkode, Wayanad and Idukki, and orange alert in five other districts.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued an orange alert for several districts in Kerala(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued an orange alert for several districts in Kerala(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Heavy rainfall expected tomorrow in several districts of Kerala: IMD

Thiruvananthapuram | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2020 07:01 PM IST
On Saturday, IMD had predicted an increase in rainfall intensity over the Konkan region including parts of Maharashtra during the next four-five days.
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.
Rajiv Gandhi at his farm in Kerala’s Idukki on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Rajiv Gandhi at his farm in Kerala’s Idukki on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Rajiv Gandhi from Kerala’s Idukki remembers former PM ahead of his death anniversary

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 10:15 AM IST
Rajiv’s grandfather Megavarnan was an ardent supporter of the Congress party and named his newborn grandson after the stalwart in 1985.
A staff member walks inside an empty classroom of a school after Kerala state government ordered the closure of schools across the state, amid coronavirus fears, in Kochi.(Reuters/ File photo)
A staff member walks inside an empty classroom of a school after Kerala state government ordered the closure of schools across the state, amid coronavirus fears, in Kochi.(Reuters/ File photo)

Coronavirus: Kerala on track to curtail spread but says too early to lower guard

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2020 04:52 AM IST
Coronavirus update: Kerala reported just two more cases on Sunday as its tally went up to 376. Officials said 36 patients have been discharged over the last one week and the number of those discharged is almost double of the new cases.
Kerala Power Minister and senior CPI-M leader M M Mani’s official car had tyre changes 34 times in 30 months, an RTI query revealed.(Photo: kerala.gov.in/m-m-mani)
Kerala Power Minister and senior CPI-M leader M M Mani’s official car had tyre changes 34 times in 30 months, an RTI query revealed.(Photo: kerala.gov.in/m-m-mani)

34 tyre changes in 30 months: Kerala minister blames it on hilly roads

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2019 08:38 PM IST
An RTI query filed by a software engineer from Kochi has revealed that Kerala Power Minister and senior CPI-M leader M M Mani’s official car had tyre changes 34 times in 30 months.
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.
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