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PM Modi addresses a public rally in Kerala's Palakkad on Tuesday,(ANI Photo)

PM Modi spells out BJP's vision for Kerala, praises E Sreedharan in Palakkad

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2021 12:06 PM IST
PM Modi is on his campaign trail for the upcoming assembly polls. He is also scheduled to address election rallies in poll-bound Tamil Nadu and Puducherry later in the day.
PM Modi reached Palakkad in Kerala on Tuesday. He will address rallies in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.(Photo: BJP4India/ Twitter)
PM Modi reached Palakkad in Kerala on Tuesday. He will address rallies in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.(Photo: BJP4India/ Twitter)

'What is this match-fixing?': PM Modi's jibe at LDF and UDF in Palakkad

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2021 12:55 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing a public meeting in Palakkad ahead of the assembly elections in Kerala.
The accused in the Wayalar sisters’ rape-murder case has been asked to surrender before the trial court by January 20. (HT Photo)
The accused in the Wayalar sisters’ rape-murder case has been asked to surrender before the trial court by January 20. (HT Photo)

Kerala High Court sets aside aquittal in Walayar minors’ rape-murder case

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 03:02 PM IST
The bench comprising Justices A Hariprasad and MA Anitha ordered a retrial in the case and directed the special court to hear it.
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.
Ramesh Chennithala speaking after meeting the mother of the two girls.(HT PHOTO)
Ramesh Chennithala speaking after meeting the mother of the two girls.(HT PHOTO)

Dalit woman whose 2 daughters died mysteriously in Kerala starts another protest

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2020 07:49 AM IST
The woman claims that the police sabotaged the case to protect those responsible for the deaths of her daughters. Four of the accused acquitted last year are said to be CPI(M) party workers.
Earlier, the deaths were thought to be due to natural cause but after a series of deaths, the bodies were exhumed and subjected to a post-mortem at the district hospital.(HT Archive)
Earlier, the deaths were thought to be due to natural cause but after a series of deaths, the bodies were exhumed and subjected to a post-mortem at the district hospital.(HT Archive)

Five in Kerala’s Palakkad die due to consumption of spurious liquor; 9 hospitalised

Thiruvanathapuram | By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 11:29 AM IST
Police are also not ruling out the possibility of sanitiser being mixed in liquor as one the person hospitalised said liquor supplied by one of the deceased tasted like soap.
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.
Kerala Congress MLA VT Jayaraman demanded the resignation of KT Jaleel after NIA questioned him in the Kerala gold smuggling case.(SOURCED)
Kerala Congress MLA VT Jayaraman demanded the resignation of KT Jaleel after NIA questioned him in the Kerala gold smuggling case.(SOURCED)

Opposition leaders, police injured in protests demanding Jaleel’s resignation

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 04:57 PM IST
Opposition lawmakers from the Congress, VT Balaram and Ramesh Chennithala were injured when the police charged with baton at protesters from Congress and BJP at Palakkad. Both leaders had sustained injuries due to police action.
HT Image
HT Image

Kerala: Parents of minor girls found dead 3 years ago stage protest

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2020 05:15 PM IST
The parents of two minor girls, who were found dead under mysterious circumstances at Walayar in Kerala three years ago, staged a sit-in protest in Kochi on Sunday seeking justice
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.
On hearing the loud noise, local cattle grazers rushed there and moved the cow to the goshala, where it was given first aid. (HT representative photo)
On hearing the loud noise, local cattle grazers rushed there and moved the cow to the goshala, where it was given first aid. (HT representative photo)

Cow’s jaw damaged after eating explosives wrapped food in Andhra’s Chittoor

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 05:21 PM IST
Preliminary investigations revealed that the explosive, made of sulphur and other material, covered in an edible substance, was placed by some hunters to trap wild boars.
Shamna Kasim has acted in more than 40 films across Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu cinema. (Photo@shamna_kasim)
Shamna Kasim has acted in more than 40 films across Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu cinema. (Photo@shamna_kasim)

SIT probing actor Shamna Kasim extortion case arrests main accused

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 09:55 PM IST
Besides Shamna Kasim, four models have filed separate cases against them for extortion, blackmail and criminal intimidation.
Union environment minister Prakash Javedkar has announced another probe by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, which has also begun its investigation.(AP Photo)
Union environment minister Prakash Javedkar has announced another probe by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, which has also begun its investigation.(AP Photo)

One arrested for pregnant elephant’s death

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 01:06 AM IST
The 15-year-old elephant died after chewing on a pineapple stuffed with crackers, according to initial reports, but the latest autopsy conducted on her found it was a coconut, and the injuries she suffered were at least two weeks old.
Elephants pulling a 15-year-old pregnant wild elephant who died after suffering injuries, in Velliyar River, Palakkad district of Kerala state on May 27.(AP)
Elephants pulling a 15-year-old pregnant wild elephant who died after suffering injuries, in Velliyar River, Palakkad district of Kerala state on May 27.(AP)

‘More arrests soon’: Kerala minister after 1 held in elephant’s death case

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 07:23 AM IST
Union environment minister Prakash Javedkar had announced another probe by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, which has also begun its investigation.
Another female elephant was killed in Kollam after it ate a cracker-filled fruit in April. In 2018, another jumbo was killed in Idukki after swallowing jaggery-coated explosives.(PTI)
Another female elephant was killed in Kollam after it ate a cracker-filled fruit in April. In 2018, another jumbo was killed in Idukki after swallowing jaggery-coated explosives.(PTI)

‘Justice will prevail’: Kerala CM on elephant’s death

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 12:52 AM IST
The incident came to light on May 27 when a forest officer wrote a Facebook post describing the elephant’s painful death.
People pull the body of a dead pregnant elephant out of the water, after the animal was allegedly fed with firecracker-stuffed pineapple and died, in Malappuram on May 27, 2020.(ANI via Reuters)
People pull the body of a dead pregnant elephant out of the water, after the animal was allegedly fed with firecracker-stuffed pineapple and died, in Malappuram on May 27, 2020.(ANI via Reuters)

Kerala elephant death: Culprits will be booked soon, says CM

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 06:12 PM IST
The elephant was fatally injured after it ate a pineapple stuffed with crackers that exploded in its mouth and broke the jaw.
Former England cricket Kevin Pietersen.(Action Images via Reuters)
Former England cricket Kevin Pietersen.(Action Images via Reuters)

Disgusted with images sent from India: Kevin Pietersen on elephant incident

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 05:12 PM IST
The brutal incident of animal abuse took place in Kerala’s Palakkad district, which resulted in the death of the elephant while standing in the river.
Among 61 new Covid-19 cases, 20 are expatriates, 37 have returned from other states and four transmitted through local contacts, said the CM’s office. (Image used for representation).(AFP PHOTO.)
Among 61 new Covid-19 cases, 20 are expatriates, 37 have returned from other states and four transmitted through local contacts, said the CM’s office. (Image used for representation).(AFP PHOTO.)

Kerala records 61 new Covid-19 cases, to decide on lockdown extension on Monday

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 08:39 PM IST
Statistics show that the fourth phase of the lockdown which began on May 18, saw the maximum number of Covid-19 cases in the state.
The controversial law-maker, PK Sasi, who was earlier suspended from the party for alleged sexual misconduct, made the speech in Shornur (Palakkad) on Wednesday.
The controversial law-maker, PK Sasi, who was earlier suspended from the party for alleged sexual misconduct, made the speech in Shornur (Palakkad) on Wednesday.

‘If you cheat, then…’: CPI (M) legislator in welcome speech to new members

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 06:54 PM IST
As controversy swirled around his speech, PK Sasi has expressed regret by saying it was a slip on his part.
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

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
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.
Rescue personnel and volunteers help the injured passengers after a bus accident in Tamil Nadu’s Tirupur district on Thursday.(PTI)
Rescue personnel and volunteers help the injured passengers after a bus accident in Tamil Nadu’s Tirupur district on Thursday.(PTI)

20 killed in Tamil Nadu after truck rams into bus

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent & PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2020 02:12 AM IST
Among the dead, 18 were from Kerala and one from Karnataka, police said, adding that one of the bodies remained to be identified. The truck’s driver, Hemraj, has surrendered to the Tamil Nadu police.
Kerala, Jan 19 (ANI): People rescuing an injured as a gallery of the stadium crashed and injured at least 20 people during a Charity Football Match in Palakkad on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
Kerala, Jan 19 (ANI): People rescuing an injured as a gallery of the stadium crashed and injured at least 20 people during a Charity Football Match in Palakkad on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

50 injured as temporary gallery of football ground collapses in Kerala’s Palakkad

Palakkad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 02:37 AM IST
The fundraiser match was organised to help the family of footballer R Dhanarajan who died of cardiac arrest on December 29 during an all India Sevens tournament match at Perintalmanna in Malappuram district.
Perfectly nestled in the Pir Panjal mountain range, Sar Pass is completely surrounded by high-rise mountains, waterfalls, and lush green forest.(Unsplash)
Perfectly nestled in the Pir Panjal mountain range, Sar Pass is completely surrounded by high-rise mountains, waterfalls, and lush green forest.(Unsplash)

Sandakphu, Jawai Hills and more: Offbeat destinations for year end getaways

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2019 01:53 PM IST
This holiday season, treat the traveler inside you with offbeat destinations nestled in the lap of refreshing natural landscapes.
The two minor girls died under mysterious circumstances within months of each other in 2017 in Walayar area of Palakkad.(ANI)
The two minor girls died under mysterious circumstances within months of each other in 2017 in Walayar area of Palakkad.(ANI)

Mob thrashes accused in rape, death of 2 minor sisters in Kerala

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2019 03:20 PM IST
K Madhu was found injured on a road in the morning and rushed to a hospital by the police. They said Madhu was not in a condition to give a statement.
At least three suspected Maoists were killed in a gun battle with Thunderbolt commandos of Kerala police in Agali forest in Palakkad on Monday. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
At least three suspected Maoists were killed in a gun battle with Thunderbolt commandos of Kerala police in Agali forest in Palakkad on Monday. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

3 suspected Maoists killed in encounter in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2019 02:54 AM IST
Police said the encounter took place after the patrol party of the commandos came under heavy firing by a group of Maoists. The commandos retaliated immediately and later three bodies were found near the encounter site.
Congress-led opposition in Kerala disrupted proceedings in the state assembly on Monday to protest the acquittal of four accused in the rape and death of two minor Dalit sisters in Palakkad. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Congress-led opposition in Kerala disrupted proceedings in the state assembly on Monday to protest the acquittal of four accused in the rape and death of two minor Dalit sisters in Palakkad. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Kerala oppn disrupts house over accused’s acquittal in rape, death of 2 minors

Thiruvananthapuram, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2019 01:42 AM IST
Candlelight rallies and protest meetings were held in many parts of the state demanding justice for the sisters aged between 8 and 11. The girls were found dead within 52 days of each other after they were allegedly raped by a relative and his friends.
State principal secretary industries K Elangovan said the state will include food processing units, electronic manufacturing joints, farm-based industry and traditional manufacturing units in the proposed cluster.(HT image)
State principal secretary industries K Elangovan said the state will include food processing units, electronic manufacturing joints, farm-based industry and traditional manufacturing units in the proposed cluster.(HT image)

Chennai-Bengaluru industrial corridor to be extended to Kochi, says Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 06:36 PM IST
State principal secretary industries K Elangovan said the state will include food processing units, electronic manufacturing joints, farm-based industry and traditional manufacturing units in the proposed cluster.
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

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
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.
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

Thiruvananthapuram | By Asian News International
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.
Chandrika is one among the 74 tribal recruits who passed out of the police training college in Thrissur on Wednesday as a civil police officer.(HT PHOTO)
Chandrika is one among the 74 tribal recruits who passed out of the police training college in Thrissur on Wednesday as a civil police officer.(HT PHOTO)

Kerala lynching victim’s sister is now a civil police officer

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2019 08:11 PM IST
The lynching of frail Madhu triggered an outrage after the video of the attack had gone viral. One of the pictures posted on social media showed a man holding a stick questioning the tribal, while another was seen taking a selfie with the bleeding victim.
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