Kerala Assembly polls: Cong MLA expresses willingness to withdraw candidature

Congress MLA Benny Behanan, a key aide of Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, on Monday expressed his willingness to withdraw his candidature, alleging that KPCC chief VM Sudheeran is against his renomination from Thrikkakkara Assembly constituency in Ernakulam.

Vaiko writes to Kerala CM Oommen Chandy on temple festival in Idukki

Vaiko writes to Kerala CM Oommen Chandy on temple festival in Idukki

MDMK founder Vaiko has written to Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy seeking permission for holding a three-day temple festival in Idukki district.

Consumption practice of tribes pose threat to endangered frog

Indian Purple Frog, an endemic and endangered amphibian found exclusively in the biodiversity hotspot of Western Ghats, is facing extinction threats due to the consumption of tadpoles by local tribes.

Parents marry off minor girl to moneylender; case registered

 In a shocking incident, parents of a minor girl hailing from a remote village at Nedumkandam in Kerala's Idukki district allegedly married off their daughter to a man more than double her age to clear off a debt taken from him.

Idukki to get India's first hi-speed rural broadband network

 India's first hi-speed rural broadband network would be commissioned in Kerala's high range Idukki district on Monday, ushering in a new era of Digital India.

Mullaperiyar dam issue: Kerala steps up measures as water level rises

With the water level in the Mullaperiyar dam on Tamil Nadu border touching 141 feet, Kerala has put in place contingency plans for the safety of the people which included evacuation of families from vulnerable areas as at least one shutter of the reservoir could be opened any time.

First flood warning after Mullaperiyar dam level touches 140.1 ft

With the water level in the Mullaperiyar dam nearing the contentious 142-foot mark, officials Friday issued a flood warning to people living downstream.

Aide of Indian Mujahideen ultras arrested

A suspected aide of Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives Waqas Ahamed and Tehseen Akthar was arrested at Munnar in Kerala's Idukki district on Friday.

Centre forms committee to monitor FRL in Mullaperiyar Dam

The Centre has constituted a three -member supervisory committee headed by a senior Central Water Commission (CWC) official to supervise the restoration of Full Reservoir Level (FRL) in the Mullaperiyar Dam to the elevation of 142 feet.

Western Ghats: LDF strike hits normal life in upland districts

A day-long strike called by CPI(M)-led LDF in upland Idukki and Wayanad districts of Kerala against implementation of Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats conservation hit normal life on Saturday.

Police file charge sheet in Thekkadi boat tragedy

Kerala police on Tuesday submitted a charge sheet in Thekkadi boat tragedy, in which 45 people were killed.

Church slams reports on Western Ghats, circular read out during mass

Catholic Church in Kerala has again come out strongly against Madav Gadgil and Kasturirangan report on conservation of Western Ghats, warning of strong resistance to implementation of recommendations.

CPI(M) leader Mani back as party boss in Idukki

Controversial senior CPI-M leader MM Mani has been re-elected to the key organisational post.

Parents leave infant locked up at home

In a shocking incident, parents of a six-month-old baby girl have been allegedly leaving her alone in their house when they leave for work in a plantation here.

Rains claim 16 lives in Kerala

Heavy rain in Kerala since Sunday afternoon has caused huge loss to life and property, especially in Idukki district, where 14 deaths were reported.

Downpour, landslides claim 14 lives in Kerala, Kochi airport closed

14 persons died on Monday and several reported missing in landslips triggered by heavy rain in high range Idukki and adjoining districts of Kerala.

Downpour, landslips claim six lives in Idukki

Landslips triggered by heavy downpour claimed six lives in the high range Idukki district of Kerala on Monday.

Battered Kerala boy moves hands, eyes

In the hilly district of Idukki, all roads now lead to the hospital at Kattappana, where a five-year-old boy continues to battle for his life.

HC comes down on media for `misreporting`

Kerala High Court on Friday took objections to `misreporting` by a section of press on the sensational Suryanelli rape case and virtually warned of initiating contempt of court proceedings.

No evidence linking PJ Kurien to Suryanelli case: Ex-policeman

There was no evidence linking Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien to Suryanelli sex scandal, former police officer who probed the 1996 crime said even as victim indicated she wanted case reopened.