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Former soccer star Diego Maradona balances a ball on his head during a photocall for "Maradona by Kusturica" by Serbian director Emir Kusturica at the 61st Cannes Film Festival May 20, 2008.(REUTERS)

Football-crazy Kerala remembers Maradona

By Press Trust of India | Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 12:36 PM IST
For the football-mad fans of the region, it was a god-send opportunity as they could catch a glimpse of their hero from close quarters in Kannur.
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BJP vice president AP Abdullakutty has been attacked by a gang in Malappuram.(ANI)
BJP vice president AP Abdullakutty has been attacked by a gang in Malappuram.(ANI)

BJP vice-president alleges plot to attack him, Kerala police register 2 cases

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2020 04:44 PM IST
AP Abdullakutty said his car was hit twice. “We felt some people were chasing us after we left the hotel in a hurry,” he said.
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Though police suspect the alleged role of the RSS in the murder, they said details will be known only after a proper investigation.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Though police suspect the alleged role of the RSS in the murder, they said details will be known only after a proper investigation.(HT FILE PHOTO.)

In north Kerala’s Kannur, SDPI worker stabbed to death

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 11:38 PM IST
The police said deceased Syed Mohammad Salahuddin was one of the accused in the murder of ABVP leader Shyma Prasad two years ago. The seventh accused in Prasad’s murder case, he was out on bail.
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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

By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | New Delhi
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.
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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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With 160 new cases on Thursday, the total number of cases since the outbreak began in January went up to 4752.(ANI PHOTO.)
With 160 new cases on Thursday, the total number of cases since the outbreak began in January went up to 4752.(ANI PHOTO.)

Spike in locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases new cause for concern in Kerala

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 08:55 PM IST
In locally- transmitted cases, health authorities are finding it difficult to pinpoint the source of infection in many cases. The state’s proven track, trace and treat strategy is under deep stress due to this, admit health officials.
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The onset of monsoon over Kerala marks the commencement of four-month rainy season in the country. The country receives 75 per cent of the rainfall from June to September. (HT Photo)
The onset of monsoon over Kerala marks the commencement of four-month rainy season in the country. The country receives 75 per cent of the rainfall from June to September. (HT Photo)

Skymet announces arrival of monsoon over Kerala, IMD differs

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2020 04:02 PM IST
Skymet Weather CEO Jatin Singh said all conditions such as rainfall, Outwave Longwave Radiation (OLR) value and wind speed have been met to declare the arrival of the southwest monsoon over Kerala.
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With more trains and opening of domestic air travel, the state has made it clear that entry passes will be must for all domestic passengers like rail travellers.(AFP)
With more trains and opening of domestic air travel, the state has made it clear that entry passes will be must for all domestic passengers like rail travellers.(AFP)

Kerala reports one more death, 53 new Covid-19 cases

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 10:18 PM IST
A 53- year-old woman, a resident of Wayanad, who returned from Dubai last week died in the medical college hospital in Kozhikkode.
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The authorities have declared nine more places in the state as hotspots, where strict containment measures have been enforced.(PTI)
The authorities have declared nine more places in the state as hotspots, where strict containment measures have been enforced.(PTI)

Kerala sees highest single-day spike with 62 new coronavirus cases

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 07:49 PM IST
The state has reported 794 Covid-19 positive cases, of which 275 are still active, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Saturday.
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Kerala was the first state in the country to report a coronavirus case in January 2020, when a medical student who had returned from China tested positive for the disease.(ANI PHOTO.)
Kerala was the first state in the country to report a coronavirus case in January 2020, when a medical student who had returned from China tested positive for the disease.(ANI PHOTO.)

Kerala flattens Covid-19 graph for now, registers no new cases

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 08:02 PM IST
The minister said out of 499 Covid-19 positive cases in the state, 95 people are in the hospital and others have been discharged. Out of 95 cases, the maximum number of cases are in Kannur (north Kerala) 37, also a red zone. At least 21,720 people are under observation and 32,217 samples have been tested.
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CM Pinarayi Vijayan said all the new cases were reported from Kannur in north Kerala, one of the four districts in the red zone. Out of 408 total cases, 286 have been discharged and 46,323 people are under observation in the state.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
CM Pinarayi Vijayan said all the new cases were reported from Kannur in north Kerala, one of the four districts in the red zone. Out of 408 total cases, 286 have been discharged and 46,323 people are under observation in the state.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

Six new Covid-19 cases in Kerala, CM Pinarayi Vijayan denies rift with Centre

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 08:54 PM IST
Earlier in the day, the state was forced to withdraw some concessions announced to ease the lockdown after the Union Government toughened its stand saying these measures would be against its earlier directive to implement the lockdown till May 3.
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Kerala was the first state in the country to report coronavirus cases and has the least number of deaths and a good recovery rate. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Kerala was the first state in the country to report coronavirus cases and has the least number of deaths and a good recovery rate. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Kerala records third Covid-19 death, 10 more people test positive

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2020 09:35 PM IST
Ten fresh cases have been reported in the state taking the total number of positive cases to 374, the CM said adding 19 people had been discharged from hospitals.
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The doctors performed the operation by wearing personal protection equipment (PPEs) and delivered the child.(Raj K Raj/HT file photo. Representative image)
The doctors performed the operation by wearing personal protection equipment (PPEs) and delivered the child.(Raj K Raj/HT file photo. Representative image)

Pregnant infected with Covid-19 delivers healthy baby at Kerala hospital

By Press Trust of India | Kannur
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2020 06:43 PM IST
The woman, a native of Kasaragod, was found to be coronavirus positive and admitted to the Pariyaram medical college hospital, where she was undergoing treatment at the isolation ward.
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The police headquarters have given drones to several districts including Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kochi, Thrissur and Kannur for carrying out surveillance to enforce social distancing.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT file photo. Representative image)
The police headquarters have given drones to several districts including Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kochi, Thrissur and Kannur for carrying out surveillance to enforce social distancing.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT file photo. Representative image)

Drones help cops nab over 40 violating social distancing rule

By Press Trust of India | Kochi
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2020 03:19 PM IST
The police rushed vehicles to the spot after identifying the number of people on the walkway through the visuals sent by the drone.
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A view of the Bara Imambara, also known as Asifi mosque closed due to preventive measures against coronavirus at Old City Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.(Photo by Dheeraj Dhawan / Hindustan Times)
A view of the Bara Imambara, also known as Asifi mosque closed due to preventive measures against coronavirus at Old City Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.(Photo by Dheeraj Dhawan / Hindustan Times)

Coronavirus: Mosques empty on Friday as people offer prayers at home

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2020 08:10 AM IST
Reports from elsewhere in Kerala, which, with 26 confirmed cases, is the second worst-hit state by the outbreak in India after Maharashtra, said most mosques were deserted as people offered prayers at their homes.
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Kerala has decided to strengthen its surveillance and monitoring system after three new cases of coronavirus was reported in the country(PTI)
Kerala has decided to strengthen its surveillance and monitoring system after three new cases of coronavirus was reported in the country(PTI)

6 Indian states turn to Kerala in their fight against Coronavirus

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2020 10:37 PM IST
The first three cases of coronavirus were reported from the southern state and effective isolation and monitoring mechanism and strict adherence to guidelines floated during the nipah virus outbreak two years ago helped it overcome the current crisis.
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India’s western coast is facing summer-like day-temperatures(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
India’s western coast is facing summer-like day-temperatures(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

India’s western coast faces summer-like temperatures

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 06:57 AM IST
The temperatures were significantly higher than normal, leading to the entire western belt being marked in red on IMD’s national weather bulletin for Tuesday.
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P Rajan with his family after winning the Rs 12 crore lottery.
P Rajan with his family after winning the Rs 12 crore lottery.

Kerala labourer bought lottery ticket after failing to get loan, wins Rs 12 crore bumper prize

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 04:24 PM IST
P Rajan’s wife Rajani used to regularly fight with him over his habit of buying lottery tickets.
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Some delegates shouted “Kerala Governor shame shame” as Khan concluded his speech.(File photo: Twitter/ KeralaGovernor)
Some delegates shouted “Kerala Governor shame shame” as Khan concluded his speech.(File photo: Twitter/ KeralaGovernor)

‘Cannot shout me down’: Kerala Guv to delegates at History Congress over CAA

By Press Trust of India | Kannur
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2019 01:44 PM IST
The incident occurred at the Kannur university where the Governor was inaugurating the 80th session of the History congress
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The bare-all autobiography of a nun in Kerala, who was expelled from the congregation three months ago for indiscipline, is set to ruffle many feathers in the Catholic church. (Representative Image)(AP)
The bare-all autobiography of a nun in Kerala, who was expelled from the congregation three months ago for indiscipline, is set to ruffle many feathers in the Catholic church. (Representative Image)(AP)

‘Time Church should reform’: Kerala nun narrates sexual abuse in her book

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2019 04:07 PM IST
In the book ‘Karthavinte Namathil’ (In the Name of Christ), 52-year-old Sister Lucy has described alleged abuses and assaults in convents and seminaries under the church.
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A National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Kochi on Wednesday awarded prison terms of three to 14 years to six people. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/Vetta)
A National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Kochi on Wednesday awarded prison terms of three to 14 years to six people. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/Vetta)

Court sentences six for terror attack plot

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 12:25 AM IST
Manseed Mohamed, Swaliah Mohammed, M Ramshad, P Safvan and Haja Moideen and Rashid Ali were convicted on Monday while the seventh accused, Jasim NK, was acquitted.
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A National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Kerala’s Kochi on Monday found six persons guilty of hatching a conspiracy to carry out terror strikes in the state and beyond its borders. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/Vetta)
A National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Kerala’s Kochi on Monday found six persons guilty of hatching a conspiracy to carry out terror strikes in the state and beyond its borders. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/Vetta)

Court convicts 6 for plotting terror strike

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 03:02 AM IST
The case came to light in 2016, when NIA raided a hideout in northern Kerala’s Kannur and busted an alleged plan to carry out a series of attacks in Kerala and other states.
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Fluent in many languages, police said, the accused had a special knack of convincing people and many fell into his trap.(PTI file photo)
Fluent in many languages, police said, the accused had a special knack of convincing people and many fell into his trap.(PTI file photo)

Fake IPS officer who conned banks of crores of rupees held in Kerala

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 07:53 PM IST
Vipin Kartik’s main accomplice was his mother, who also posed as an information service officer and she was arrested last week, police said. They added that they belong to Thalassery in Kannur district.
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Rahul Kondi and fellow busker, Nisshtha Khattar type out customised poems for strangers outside Blossom Book House in Bengaluru(Picture courtesy/Rahul Kondi)
Rahul Kondi and fellow busker, Nisshtha Khattar type out customised poems for strangers outside Blossom Book House in Bengaluru(Picture courtesy/Rahul Kondi)

Meet the youngsters who use typewriter to foster relationships

By Cherylann Mollan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 10:56 AM IST
Young men and women in various cities are using the old-world device to connect with strangers through messages, poems and tiny tales.
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Rescuers help people to cross a flooded area after a landslide caused by torrential monsoon rains in Meppadi in Wayanad district in the southern Indian state of Kerala, India, August 9, 2019.(REUTERS)
Rescuers help people to cross a flooded area after a landslide caused by torrential monsoon rains in Meppadi in Wayanad district in the southern Indian state of Kerala, India, August 9, 2019.(REUTERS)

Kerala flood aftershocks: Unusual soil piping phenomenon adds to misery

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 09:01 PM IST
Soil piping and lateral spread-- soils movement downhill-- visible in Kerala are recipes for major disasters say geoogists. Soil piping is indicative of serious destabilising inside earth in extreme conditions.
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Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan called an emergency meeting as the rains intensified hitting north Kerala the most, after last year’s flood of the century.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan called an emergency meeting as the rains intensified hitting north Kerala the most, after last year’s flood of the century.(HT Photo)

Thousands evacuated as heavy rain warning issued for 3 Kerala districts

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 01:11 PM IST
Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan called an emergency meeting as the rains intensified hitting north Kerala the most, after last year’s flood of the century.
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With predictions of heavy rainfall, Kerala Disaster Management Authority on Wednesday issued ‘Red Alert’ warning for Idukki.(HT Photo)
With predictions of heavy rainfall, Kerala Disaster Management Authority on Wednesday issued ‘Red Alert’ warning for Idukki.(HT Photo)

Heavy rains to lash Kerala, red alert issued in Idukki, Malappuram and Kozhikode

By Asian News International | Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2019 11:01 AM IST
Thrissur, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod were issued ‘Orange Alerts’ for today. In addition, all schools and colleges in Malappuram and Wayanad districts will remain closed.
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Former DM Ritu Maheshwari had said that the first flight could take off from the new civil terminal on August 5.
Former DM Ritu Maheshwari had said that the first flight could take off from the new civil terminal on August 5.

No flight in sight, administration proposes four new routes from Hindon civil terminal

By Peeyush Khandelwal | Ghaziabad
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 03:28 AM IST
Earlier, the previous district magistrate Ritu Maheshwari had said that the first flight could take off from August 5. However, officials said that they have asked the AAI to expedite the operation of flights and have also asked for four new routes.
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Central Industrial Security Force personnel on Friday apprehended from the Kannur International airport here a Doha-bound passenger who was allegedly carrying hashish estimated to be worth Rs seven lakh.(ANI/Twitter)
Central Industrial Security Force personnel on Friday apprehended from the Kannur International airport here a Doha-bound passenger who was allegedly carrying hashish estimated to be worth Rs seven lakh.(ANI/Twitter)

Man nabbed from Kannur airport with Rs 7 lakh worth hashish in slippers

By Asian News International | Kannur (Kerala)
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 09:31 AM IST
Upon frisking, the passenger, identified as Ajas Valiyaballath was discovered to have hidden a 210 grams of hashish in his pelvic area.
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The Kerala government had subsequently suspended four employees of the municipality and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan assured the Assembly that things will be sorted out soon.(Twitter)
The Kerala government had subsequently suspended four employees of the municipality and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan assured the Assembly that things will be sorted out soon.(Twitter)

18 days after NRI businessman’s suicide, his venture in Kerala gets cleared

By Indo Asian News Service | Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 10:54 AM IST
Sajan Parayil, 49, hanged himself in his house on June 18, allegedly fed up with the way he was treated by the Anthoor Municipality Chairperson P.K. Shymala, who, at one point, according to Sajan’s wife Beena, said that he will not get the clearance as long as she held the post.
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