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North Kerala on high alert after shigella bacterial infection claims one life

State health minister K K Shailaja said the health department will conduct a health camp in the area in a couple of days and investigation is on to locate the main source of the infection. She said health experts have said the infection spreads through water and food and keeping good hygiene was primary to check the spread.
According to health experts, shigellosis is an infectious disease caused by the shigella bacteria, which triggers stomach pain, diarrhoea and fever in those who are infected.(AP file photo. Representative image)
According to health experts, shigellosis is an infectious disease caused by the shigella bacteria, which triggers stomach pain, diarrhoea and fever in those who are infected.(AP file photo. Representative image)
Updated on Dec 20, 2020 02:57 AM IST
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Heavy downpour adds to Kerala’s Covid-19 woes

Red alert has been declared in three districts, Kozhikkode, Wayanad and Idukki, and orange alert in five other districts.
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)
Updated on Aug 06, 2020 07:23 PM IST
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Kerala reports 11 new Covid-19 cases

The state has reported 587 Covid-19 positive cases so far, of which 87 are still active. North Kerala’s Wayanad and Kasaragod have emerged as hotspots.
Kerala is the first state in the country to report a Covid-19 positive case on January 30, when an infected medical student returned from China.(HT Photo)
Kerala is the first state in the country to report a Covid-19 positive case on January 30, when an infected medical student returned from China.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2020 08:17 PM IST
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Covid-19: Kerala reports one solitary case, 78,980 under observation

The lone positive case was reported from Kozhikode district in north Kerala. Out of 395 positive cases in the state 255 have discharged and in one week more than 50,000 were taken out of the observation list, the CM’s office said.
Kerala was the first to report a coronavirus case in the county in January, when a China-returned medical student tested positive.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Kerala was the first to report a coronavirus case in the county in January, when a China-returned medical student tested positive.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Updated on Apr 17, 2020 08:34 PM IST
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Few new Covid-19 cases and more recoveries in Kerala, experts see light at the end of the tunnel

Among the seven fresh cases, two are Nizamuddin-returned Tablighi Jamaat members, both from Malappuram. 17 of the 212 Jamaat members found to have attended the Delhi event have tested positive.
A total of 1,29,751 people are under observation in the state including 1,29,021 in their homes and 730 in different hospitals.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
A total of 1,29,751 people are under observation in the state including 1,29,021 in their homes and 730 in different hospitals.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 10, 2020 09:01 PM IST
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Two arrested in Kerala for jumping home quarantine, later released

The Kerala government has warned of action, including a 6-month jail term, and asked district officials to deal with those skipping home quarantine sternly.
Wayanad district officials said both persons, belonging to Kalpetta, were spotted at a function and local residents alerted the police immediately.(FILE PHOTO.)
Wayanad district officials said both persons, belonging to Kalpetta, were spotted at a function and local residents alerted the police immediately.(FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Mar 20, 2020 07:45 PM IST
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K Surendran assumes charge as Kerala BJP president

The state unit was divided into two prominent factions, one led by Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan and the other by P K Krishnadas. The two factions later came together after the party leadership issued an ultimatum.
BJP leader K Surendran took charge as the president of the faction-ridden Kerala unit on Saturday.(TWITTER.)
BJP leader K Surendran took charge as the president of the faction-ridden Kerala unit on Saturday.(TWITTER.)
Updated on Feb 22, 2020 04:42 PM IST
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3-year-old mystery behind severed body parts in north Kerala cracked

When the local police could not make any headway, the case was handed over to the crime branch after six months. Police said they later found that the severed body parts were of a small-time criminal M Ismail, who was involved in many crimes.
Severed body parts of a man were found in Kozhikode nearly three years ago. A decayed skull was also found from another beach two months later.(iStock Photo/Representative Image)
Severed body parts of a man were found in Kozhikode nearly three years ago. A decayed skull was also found from another beach two months later.(iStock Photo/Representative Image)
Published on Jan 17, 2020 10:10 AM IST
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Christian girls are targeted by ‘love jihad’, says Kerala church

Many reformist groups in the church, meanwhile, said that the issue has been raised “at a wrong time”.
The church said in a communique that it will carry out vigorous awareness programmes for parents and girls from the community.(Courtesy: syromalabarchurch.in)
The church said in a communique that it will carry out vigorous awareness programmes for parents and girls from the community.(Courtesy: syromalabarchurch.in)
Updated on Jan 15, 2020 05:10 PM IST
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‘Saw beautiful ring of fire’: Kerala students after watching solar eclipse

The state turned it into a big celebration. Almost all district headquarters made special arrangements to view the spectacle.
Boys use special glasses to watch the annular solar eclipse in Cheruvathur town in Kerala.(Reuters Photo)
Boys use special glasses to watch the annular solar eclipse in Cheruvathur town in Kerala.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Dec 26, 2019 04:50 PM IST
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Man sentenced to life term in jail for raping minor Dalit girl in Kerala

After the verdict, the public prosecutor said this was the first judgment in South India after the amendment in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act passed by Parliament in August this year.
The incident occurred on October 9, 2018 in Bedakam (Kasaragod district) and the investigation and trial were completed in 13 months.(FILE PHOTO.)
The incident occurred on October 9, 2018 in Bedakam (Kasaragod district) and the investigation and trial were completed in 13 months.(FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Dec 04, 2019 06:38 PM IST
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‘Moving towards an authoritarian state’: Rahul Gandhi on FIR against celebs

The Congress leader is in Wayanad to express solidarity with protestors who are on a fast against the night traffic ban along the Kozhikode-Bengaluru National Highway 766.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is on a visit to his constituency Wayanad in north Kerala.(ANI PHOTO.)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is on a visit to his constituency Wayanad in north Kerala.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 04, 2019 09:56 PM IST
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Kerala HC asks CBI to probe killing of two Youth Congress workers

The court accepted the contention of the petitioner and said key evidence had been overlooked and investigators took the statements of the accused as “gospel truth”.
The court asked why the police ignored the observation of the forensic surgeon that weapons seized were incapable of inflicting wounds found on their bodies. Both received more than 30 stab wounds.(PTI file photo)
The court asked why the police ignored the observation of the forensic surgeon that weapons seized were incapable of inflicting wounds found on their bodies. Both received more than 30 stab wounds.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 09:35 PM IST
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Rain fury abates: Rahul Gandhi rushes aid to flood-hit Wayanad as death toll rises to 110

Party leaders said the fresh consignment had 50,000 kgs of rice and other essentials like sugar, salt and different varieties of pulses. Besides food, the consignment also carried bed sheets, blankets and mats for the flood-hit people.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacts with army personnel involved in rescue and relief operations in the flood-affected areas in Wayanad district.(PTI PHOTO.)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacts with army personnel involved in rescue and relief operations in the flood-affected areas in Wayanad district.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 01:30 AM IST
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Kerala flood aftershocks: Unusual soil piping phenomenon adds to misery

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.
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)
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 09:01 PM IST
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EC orders re-polling in 4 Kerala booths over complaints of bogus voting

The re-polling will be conducted in three booths in Kasargode.
The Election Commission on Thursday decided to conduct re-polling in four booths in north Kerala’s Kannur and Kasargode constituencies on Sunday following complaints of bogus voting and impersonation.(REUTERS)
The Election Commission on Thursday decided to conduct re-polling in four booths in north Kerala’s Kannur and Kasargode constituencies on Sunday following complaints of bogus voting and impersonation.(REUTERS)
Published on May 16, 2019 07:21 PM IST
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Video of false voting in Kerala goes viral, polling officer orders probe

In the video, which was later picked up by Malayalam news channels, some people were seen indulging in bogus voting with the connivance of poll officials.
In one of the booths, doors were shut while some people were indulging in impersonation and other malpractices. In another centre, unauthorized persons were seen inside booths. Since photos and videos are restricted in polling areas it seems the video footages were leaked by election officials.(ANI PHOTO)
In one of the booths, doors were shut while some people were indulging in impersonation and other malpractices. In another centre, unauthorized persons were seen inside booths. Since photos and videos are restricted in polling areas it seems the video footages were leaked by election officials.(ANI PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 27, 2019 04:48 PM IST
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In Kerala, nominees make final pitch as campaign ends on Sunday

AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi is campaigning in her brother’s second constituency Wayanad in north Kerala on the last day while Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is expected to hold a road show in Sultan Bathery and CM Pinarayi Vijayan will hold a rally in north Kerala.
In Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi is locked in a fierce three-cornered contest with NDA’s Thushar Vellapally and CPI’s P P Suneer.(HT PHOTO/VIVEK R NAIR)
In Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi is locked in a fierce three-cornered contest with NDA’s Thushar Vellapally and CPI’s P P Suneer.(HT PHOTO/VIVEK R NAIR)
Updated on Apr 21, 2019 11:41 AM IST
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Sabarimala temple body hits streets again, protests outside Secretariat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi who addressed a rally in north Kerala’s Kozhikkode on Friday made it clear that Sabarimala remained the party’s main poll plank in the state.
After the Supreme Court verdict, which allowed women of all ages to worship at the temple, the state had witnessed widespread violence. At the height of the agitation three months ago, more than 10,000 people were booked.(HT FILE PHOTO)
After the Supreme Court verdict, which allowed women of all ages to worship at the temple, the state had witnessed widespread violence. At the height of the agitation three months ago, more than 10,000 people were booked.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 14, 2019 10:17 AM IST
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Recurring political violence a key poll issue in Kerala

More than 200 people have been killed in the last three decades in RSS-Left violence Kannur in north Kerala.
Kripesh and Sharath Lal, two Youth Congress workers were hacked to death by unknown men in Periya village in Kasargod in February,(HT Photo)
Kripesh and Sharath Lal, two Youth Congress workers were hacked to death by unknown men in Periya village in Kasargod in February,(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 10, 2019 10:37 PM IST
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After floods, Kerala now stares at drought as temperatures soar

Six months after a devastating flood crippled Kerala, the state is in the grip of a severe drought and experts have warned that heat wave conditions will persist in many areas of north Kerala for more than a month.
A man removes debris from a collapsed house after floods in Paravur, in the southern state of Kerala on August 23, 2018.(REUTERS)
A man removes debris from a collapsed house after floods in Paravur, in the southern state of Kerala on August 23, 2018.(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 04, 2019 05:16 PM IST
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Shutdown in Kerala over murder of 2 Youth Congress workers

The Congress party has alleged Kripesh, 21, and Sharath Lal, 24, were waylaid and hacked to death by a group of CPI(M) workers.
The two Youth Congress workers were attacked by unknown men when they were returning to their homes in Periya village on a motorcycle. Kripesh died on the spot and Lal succumbed to his injuries in a hospital in neighbouring Mangaluru, police said.(HT Photo)
The two Youth Congress workers were attacked by unknown men when they were returning to their homes in Periya village on a motorcycle. Kripesh died on the spot and Lal succumbed to his injuries in a hospital in neighbouring Mangaluru, police said.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 18, 2019 11:44 AM IST
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Kannur gets an international airport, fourth in Kerala

The Opposition Congress boycotted the function to protest the exclusion of former CM Oommen Chandy from invitees list and the BJP also kept away protesting the government stand on hill temple Sabarimala.
Kerala’s fourth international airport at Kannur was inaugurated on Sunday jointly by Union civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu and chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan by flagging off the maiden Air India Express flight to Abu Dhabi.(ANI Photo)
Kerala’s fourth international airport at Kannur was inaugurated on Sunday jointly by Union civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu and chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan by flagging off the maiden Air India Express flight to Abu Dhabi.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Dec 09, 2018 06:18 PM IST
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Kerala high court disqualifies Muslim League MLA

After disqualifying the legislator, the single bench of the High Court also instructed the election commission to conduct fresh election.
The Kerala high court on Friday disqualified Muslim League MLA K M Shaji for campaigning on communal lines in 2016 assembly elections.(HT Photo)
The Kerala high court on Friday disqualified Muslim League MLA K M Shaji for campaigning on communal lines in 2016 assembly elections.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 09, 2018 01:30 PM IST
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Class 5 student expelled from madrasa for wearing ‘bindi’ in a short film

In a social media post, the father of the girl slammed the madrasa for expelling her despite her good performance in both curricular and extra-curricular activities.
A madrasa in Kerala expelled a girl for wearing a sandalwood ‘bindi’ after fringe elements raised the matter.(HT File Photo/Representative image)
A madrasa in Kerala expelled a girl for wearing a sandalwood ‘bindi’ after fringe elements raised the matter.(HT File Photo/Representative image)
Updated on Jul 06, 2018 09:25 PM IST
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11 people from Kerala go missing in Dubai, families fear Islamic State link

As many as 21 people, most of them hailing from upper-middle class and well-educated families, had disappeared from the state under suspicious conditions in 2016.
Islamic State fighters take out a march in Syria. Eleven Keralites who went missing from Dubai are believed to have joined the terror outfit.(AP File Photo)
Islamic State fighters take out a march in Syria. Eleven Keralites who went missing from Dubai are believed to have joined the terror outfit.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 07:55 PM IST
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Kerala Police detain woman after mysterious deaths of her children and parents

Police suspect foul play after an autopsy of one of the dead bodies showed traces of aluminium phosphide which is used to kill rodents.
PK Soumyawas detained on Tuesday for questioning following the death of her two children and parents over the last five years.(HT Photo)
PK Soumyawas detained on Tuesday for questioning following the death of her two children and parents over the last five years.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 24, 2018 09:45 PM IST
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Woman gets 7-year jail for helping 15 Kerala youths join Islamic State

Yasmin Ahmed’s conviction is the first in an IS-related case in Kerala.
At least 21 persons, including six women and three children, from Kerala had gone missing from the state in June 2016 and were reported to have joined the IS, sending shockwaves across the country.(AFP/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
At least 21 persons, including six women and three children, from Kerala had gone missing from the state in June 2016 and were reported to have joined the IS, sending shockwaves across the country.(AFP/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Mar 24, 2018 10:34 PM IST
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