Kerala issues red alert in three districts after bird flu scare

 A red alert has been declared in Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam districts of Kerala following an outbreak of avian influenza in the Kuttanadu area.

New liquor policy to be implemented with vigour: Chandy

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Sunday asserted that the new liquor policy of allowing liquor bars only in hotels with five-star tag would be implemented with vigour in co-operation with all sections of society.

Political legacy at stake in Kottayam

Personal prestige takes precedence over collective political stakes at the Kottayam Lok Sabha seat where Kerala`s longest serving legislator is keen on cementing his political legacy through his son.

Fall in rubber price main poll issue in Kottayam

Kottayam Lok Sabha constituency, home to a large number of rubber cultivators and one of the primary trading centres of natural rubber, is all set to witness a fierce fight between sitting MP and UDF candidate of KC-M, Jose K Mani, and LDF`s JDS nominee Mathew T Thomas in the April 10 polls.

Catholic Bishops` meet calls for inter-faith dialogue

The Catholic church in India today called for strengthening inter-faith and inter-church dialogues and emphasised the need to ensure that all sections of the society benefited from its ministry.

Kerala CM advised complete rest for three more days

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who was discharged from hospital yesterday, has been advised complete rest for three more days, state Minister for Information K C Joseph said Wednesday.

South India`s first science city to come up in Kottayam

The first Science City of South India is to come up at Kurvilangadu in Kottayam district offering a hands-on-experience to visitors on growth and development of science over the centuries.

Kerala UDF government`s chief whip participates in BJP’s ‘Run for Unity’

In an embarrassment to the ruling Congress-led UDF in Kerala, government Chief Whip PC George on Sunday inaugurated `Run for Unity`, a campaign sponsored by BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to mark the death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Kerala Congress turns 50

One of the oldest regional political formations, Kerala Congress, has turned 50 with its various factions active players in the state`s coalition set-up despite their fractious nature which has seen them splitting into leader-centric outfits over the years.

Dancer-actress Shalu Menon arrested in cheating case

Dancer and actress Shalu Menon was arrested Friday in Kottayam for links to a "con-couple" who cheated people by offering them solar panels.

Man walks 40 km through forest with pregnant wife on shoulder

To save his pregnant wife and their child, man walked through forest for 40 kms in heavy rains carrying ailing woman on his shoulders to get her to a hospital, but failed to save the baby.

Kottayam to be turned into mural city

Thanks to the efforts of the Kerala Lalithakala Akademi, Kottayam is all set to be transformed into a mural city as 350 painters from across the country will participate in the project.

Suryanelli victim sends copies of complaint by registered post

Suriyanelli gang-rape victim, who had filed a fresh police complaint against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien, has now sent letters to Kottayam and Idukki SPs asking them to register her plea.

Man streaks on bike, ends up in custody

In a stunning spectacle, a 30-year-old man rode a motorcycle in and around Kerala`s Kottayam for about an hour before his naked quest was halted by police and local people.

Oommen Chandy enters 42nd year as legislator

It was this day 42 years ago that Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy was sworn in as a legislator for the first time.

Man held for planting detonator on rail track

Police arrested a 37-year-old man who was suspected to have planted a crude explosive device on the rail track near Piravom Road station.

Suspicious object on track, train services disrupted

Train traffic between Kottayam and Ernakulam was disrupted as an object which looked like a "steel bomb" was found on the track near Piravom Road station.

70 students hospitalised due to food poisoning

Seventy students of a school in Idukki district were hospitalised due to suspected food poisoning allegedly after they had food from the hostel.

Two migrant labourers killed in Kottayam

Two migrant labourers were killed and two others injured in an accident at a construction site near here, police said Wednesday.

Student`s suicide: Bank manager held

Manager of a bank was arrested in connection with the suicide of a nursing student, who was denied an education loan.