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Covid test mandatory for travellers coming to Rajasthan from Maharashtra, Kerala(Photo by Jeet Dhanoa on Unsplash)

Covid test mandatory for travellers coming to Rajasthan from Maharashtra, Kerala

ANI
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 10:07 AM IST
The Rajasthan government has made it mandatory for travellers from Maharashtra and Kerala to produce a negative Covid-19 test report upon their arrival in the state
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In 2018, the state had witnessed large-scale violence and five shutdowns after the Supreme Court ended a centuries-old ban on entry of woman of reproductive age.(Reuters file photo)
In 2018, the state had witnessed large-scale violence and five shutdowns after the Supreme Court ended a centuries-old ban on entry of woman of reproductive age.(Reuters file photo)

Kerala to drop anti-CAA, Sabarimala stir cases ahead of assembly polls

PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 06:16 AM IST
While Congress-led United Democratic Front welcomed the move, the NDA demanded an apology from chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan for registering cases against Lord Ayyappa devotees, adding that treating Sabarimala and anti-CAA protest cases equally was not acceptable.
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New Delhi: Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar address a cabinet briefing in New Delhi, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (PTI Photo/Kamal Singh)(PTI02_24_2021_000090B)(PTI)
New Delhi: Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar address a cabinet briefing in New Delhi, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (PTI Photo/Kamal Singh)(PTI02_24_2021_000090B)(PTI)

Prez rule in Puducherry to vaccination drive: Key highlights of Cabinet meet

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 05:04 PM IST
  • From announcing the next phase of Covid-19 vaccination drive to approving President's rule in Puducherry, the ministers announced the Centre's new policy moves and administrative decisions.
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“Both the N440K and E484K variants of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in Maharashtra. In Kerala and Telangana also these variants have been found," Dr Paul said.(ANI)
“Both the N440K and E484K variants of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in Maharashtra. In Kerala and Telangana also these variants have been found," Dr Paul said.(ANI)

Government says 2 new variants not behind Covid-19 surge in Maharashtra, Kerala

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 08:17 PM IST
NITI Aayog Member (Health) V K Paul said that 187 people have tested positive for the UK strain of SARS-CoV-2 in the country so far, while six people have detected with the South Africa variant. Also, one person has tested positive for the Brazil variant strain.
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People from Kasaragod Kerala stage a protest at Karnataka-Kerala border against Karnataka Government and Mangaluru district administration for asking to produce RT PCR test report before entering into Karnataka, in Mangaluru on Monday.(ANI)
People from Kasaragod Kerala stage a protest at Karnataka-Kerala border against Karnataka Government and Mangaluru district administration for asking to produce RT PCR test report before entering into Karnataka, in Mangaluru on Monday.(ANI)

'No restrictions on inter-state travel': Karnataka govt clarifies

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 07:34 PM IST
According to Karnataka government order, the passengers from Kerala will have to produce a negative RT-PCR test taken not more than 72 hours before commencement of the journey, at the time of entry into the state.
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The top court had earlier asked the CBI to come up with very strong grounds against the discharge of Vijayan and two others in the SNC Lavalin graft case.(HT Photo)
The top court had earlier asked the CBI to come up with very strong grounds against the discharge of Vijayan and two others in the SNC Lavalin graft case.(HT Photo)

SC adjourns hearing on CBI plea against discharge of Kerala CM in graft case

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 02:19 PM IST
A bench headed by Justice U U Lalit deferred the matter to April 6 after Additional Solicitor General S V Raju, appearing for the CBI, sought adjournment in the matter.
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According to Karnataka officials at the borders,those who wish to enter the state have to produce Covid-19 negative certificate through an RT-PCR test taken 72 hours prior to their cross over time.(AP file photo)
According to Karnataka officials at the borders,those who wish to enter the state have to produce Covid-19 negative certificate through an RT-PCR test taken 72 hours prior to their cross over time.(AP file photo)

Covid-19 protocols: Karnataka closes borders with Kerala again

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 09:48 PM IST
Long queues of vehicles could be seen in the border areas since morning as Karnataka authorities sealed many roads, including national highways and restricted entry only for those with Covid-19 negative certificates.
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"We have instructed health officials to mandate the wearing of face masks and maintain social distancing," J Radhakrishnan (center, in picture) said.(Twitter)
"We have instructed health officials to mandate the wearing of face masks and maintain social distancing," J Radhakrishnan (center, in picture) said.(Twitter)

Tamil Nadu steps up vigil along border as Covid-19 cases surge in Kerala

PTI, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 05:28 PM IST
The state health department continues to aggressively test for the virus and is involved in tracing the contacts, as it is determined to further bring down the cases, Health Secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan said.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.(ANI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.(ANI)

Rahul Gandhi takes a jibe at PM Modi for ridiculing MGNREGA

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 01:38 PM IST
PM Modi had in 2015 described the rural employment scheme MGNREGA as 'living monument of United Progressive Alliances’ failures’.
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A day after the ministry of health identified Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh where the cases are on the rise, it zeroed in on the areas which need to exercise special caution.(REUTERS)
A day after the ministry of health identified Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh where the cases are on the rise, it zeroed in on the areas which need to exercise special caution.(REUTERS)

4,070 new Covid-19 cases, 15 deaths recorded in Kerala

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 10:39 PM IST
At 552, Kozhikode reported the highest number of cases, followed by Ernakulam at 514 and Kottayam at 440. As many as 29 health workers tested positive for the virus on Sunday.
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Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath being garlanded during the BJP's Vijaya Yatra from Kasaragod on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath being garlanded during the BJP's Vijaya Yatra from Kasaragod on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

'Politics of appeasement carving Kerala': Yogi Adityanath

By HT Correspondent, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 09:45 PM IST
  • The UP CM also took a dig at the state government over its Covid-19 pandemic control measures.
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Representational image. ( Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times/For Representative Purposes Only)
Representational image. ( Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times/For Representative Purposes Only)

Outfit in Kerala wants exam on 'cow science' scrapped

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 05:31 PM IST
The Aayog had said the syllabus of the objective model exam would be recommended on the website of the RKA.
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A health worker takes a nasal swab of a passenger for a Covid-19 coronavirus test upon his arrival at the Yeshwanthpur Railway Station, in Bangalore.(AFP)
A health worker takes a nasal swab of a passenger for a Covid-19 coronavirus test upon his arrival at the Yeshwanthpur Railway Station, in Bangalore.(AFP)

Travelling to Maharashtra, Karnataka? Check new rules amid Covid-19 surge

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 06:52 PM IST
Even short-term travellers between Maharashtra and Karnataka will have to produce a negative RT-PCR certificate not older than 72 hours.
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Kerala continues to be among the worst-hit states from the pandemic in the country - apart from Maharashtra. (AP)
Kerala continues to be among the worst-hit states from the pandemic in the country - apart from Maharashtra. (AP)

Kerala adds 4,505 Covid-19 new cases, 15 more deaths; tally over 1.03 million

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 08:02 PM IST
The number of active cases stands at 59,814 while 961,789 people have recovered till now. The state has seen more than 4,061 deaths since the beginning of the outbreak last year.
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Hundreds of artistes, representing a variety of folk, tribal and ethnic traditions that flourished in different parts of the state would perform during the 13thedition of the event.(keralatourism.org)
Hundreds of artistes, representing a variety of folk, tribal and ethnic traditions that flourished in different parts of the state would perform during the 13thedition of the event.(keralatourism.org)

Kerala to host annual folk art fest from February 20

PTI, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 07:33 PM IST
Bringing alive Kerala's rich and diverse folk and ritualistic art traditions in 30 venues across the state, the 7-day annual cultural festival 'Utsavam 2021' is to get off to a colourful start here on February 20.
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E Sreedharan at his residence in Ponnani, Kerala. HT/Arijit Sen
E Sreedharan at his residence in Ponnani, Kerala. HT/Arijit Sen

E Sreedharan's entry a good boost in Kerala, says BJP leader V Muraleedharan

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 01:33 PM IST
The BJP leader's praise for engineer's political debut comes a day after Sreedharan confirmed in Kerala that he is joining the BJP.
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The rare feat was achieved through various programmes implemented by the Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority (KSLMA).(HT file)
The rare feat was achieved through various programmes implemented by the Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority (KSLMA).(HT file)

Over one lakh people achieve literacy in Kerala in four years

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 12:52 PM IST
A total of 1,08,057 illiterate people, majority of them belonging to the marginalised sections, have been initiated into the world of letters in the last four years in Kerala, according to government figures.
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E Sreedharan at his residence in Ponnani, Kerela. (HT/Arijit Sen)
E Sreedharan at his residence in Ponnani, Kerela. (HT/Arijit Sen)

'Metro man' E Sreedharan set to join BJP, says 'party can do justice to Kerala'

By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 09:37 PM IST
  • Sreedharan’s entry will be a big boost to the saffron party in Kerala where it is a distant third-runner.
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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan. ((File photo))
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan. ((File photo))

Kerala CM asks job aspirants not to fall into opposition's trap, end agitation

By HT Correspondent, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 11:50 PM IST
  • The chief minister requested them to withdraw the two-week-long stir outside the secretariat.
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A coronavirus graffiti seen at the Har Ki Pauri ghat on the banks of river Ganges at Haridwar in Uttarakhand.(AFP/ File photo)
A coronavirus graffiti seen at the Har Ki Pauri ghat on the banks of river Ganges at Haridwar in Uttarakhand.(AFP/ File photo)

Amid fall in India's Covid-19 cases, 3 states see a surge

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 09:11 PM IST
Despite the country seeing a consistent decline in its daily cases and surge in recoveries, with several districts reporting no daily cases or deaths, the situation in these three states is worrying.
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File photo: Kerala NCP leader Mani Kappan.(ANI)
File photo: Kerala NCP leader Mani Kappan.(ANI)

NCP expels Kerala legislator Mani Kappan over anti-party activities

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 11:32 PM IST
  • Kappan is a Kerala NCP leader and won the Pala legislative assembly in Kottayam in the state assembly elections held in 2016.
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Supreme Court. (HT archive)(HT_PRINT)
Supreme Court. (HT archive)(HT_PRINT)

SC to hear Kerala govt's plea against lease of airport on March 8

ANI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 02:15 PM IST
Kerala government had moved the Apex Court and filed an appeal against the AAI's decision to lease out Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, in the state to Adani Enterprises Ltd.
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Local environmental NGO Nature and snake activists came to the spot and rescued the snakes and handed them to the forest department.(Unsplash)
Local environmental NGO Nature and snake activists came to the spot and rescued the snakes and handed them to the forest department.(Unsplash)

App launched in Kerala to help people, doctors treat snake bites

ANI
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2021 06:32 PM IST
Snakepedia is a comprehensive android mobile application that documents information on snakes with the help of pictures, infographics and podcasts and analyses its first aid, treatment, myths and superstitions.
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In the past three months, Kerala has seen an increase in its inflow of tourists amid strict adherence to the Covid-19 protocol(Unsplash)
In the past three months, Kerala has seen an increase in its inflow of tourists amid strict adherence to the Covid-19 protocol(Unsplash)

Kerala Travel Mart meet to be virtual this year, registration starts March 1

PTI, Kochi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 03:22 PM IST
Buyers, media, visitors can register online for the virtual meet of the 11th edition of KTM to be held from March 1.
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PM Modi with TN Governor(YouTube)
PM Modi with TN Governor(YouTube)

Highlights| Tamil Nadu made Arjun tank will be used on northern border

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2021 01:19 PM IST
The Prime Minister laid foundation stone and inaugurate several developmental projects.
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File photo of Prime Minister Narebdra Modi.(ANI)
File photo of Prime Minister Narebdra Modi.(ANI)

In govt's Atmanirbhar push, PM Modi to launch key projects in TN, Kerala today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 10:07 AM IST
These projects will save thousands of crores of government money by starting several initiatives within the country.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks via video conferencing in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks via video conferencing in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)

PM Modi to visit Tamil Nadu, Kerala tomorrow, launch development projects

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 11:00 PM IST
A statement from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said that the Prime Minister will inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for several key projects and hand over the Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) to the Indian Army in Chennai at 11.15am.
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File photo: Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. (HT_PRINT)
File photo: Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. (HT_PRINT)

'Continuation of power in Kerala is certain': CM Pinarayi Vijayan

By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2021 09:38 PM IST
  • The chief minister said that the plans of the Central agencies, opposition to topple his government have fallen flat.
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While talking to the press, Kappan said he hopes the UDF will accommodate his faction into their alliance.(Facebook/@ManiCKappen)
While talking to the press, Kappan said he hopes the UDF will accommodate his faction into their alliance.(Facebook/@ManiCKappen)

NCP splits in Kerala, faction led by Kappan joins UDF ahead of assembly polls

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 01:59 PM IST
He had claimed the support of seven district presidents and nine office bearers of the NCP and had decided to part ways with the party and LDF.
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Protesting candidates rolling on ground to vent their ire against backdoor entry. (HT Photo)
Protesting candidates rolling on ground to vent their ire against backdoor entry. (HT Photo)

Mystery audio tape adds to Kerala backdoor appointment muddle

By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2021 09:43 PM IST
  • This comes at a time when the state is witnessing a stir against alleged backdoor appointments overlooking candidates who cleared the state public service exam.
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