Anil Antony, the son of former Defence Minister AK Antony, on Tuesday said he will be managing the Wayanad-specific Twitter account of Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Anil who works as an IT professional said "Rahul Gandhi's office has started a new Twitter account RG-Wayanad. His office has given me the task of managing it till May 23”.
Accordingly a massive fire broke out on Monday afternoon in the Vattavada forest region of Idukki, destroying several acres of forest land. Meanwhile the fire broke out within the proposed Neelakurinji sanctuary of the Kambakallu-Kadavari region of Idukki. Reportedly large swaths of eucalyptus plantations have been gutted in the fire, which officials believe is manmade. Officials say the fire has
Reportedly one of the most discussed aspects regarding the Lok Sabha elections in Kerala was the arrival of Rahul Gandhi as the United Democratic Front’s (UDF) candidate from the Wayanad constituency, which led to talks about a “Rahul wave” in the state. But a survey conducted by Asianet News, along with AZ research, feels otherwise.
Accordingly the Election Commission (EC) has delayed the Kerala government’s decision to implement the extension of the moratorium on loans taken by farmers. As per the new directive from the EC, the government can implement this only after April 23, the day when the state will go to polls and the Chief Electoral Officer
Accordingly Eloor Edayar industrial belt in Ernakulam district is often in the news for the pollution of the Periyar River which passes through the region, but in a small village called Muppathadam in this industrial belt, lives 70 year old Sreeman Narayanan, who has been functioning as a one man army to protect nature. Meanwhile with summer intensifying, he is on a mission to distribute
Thiruvananthapuram sources stated that with only a few months remaining for monsoon to hit the Kerala coast, residents of the coastal village of Chellanam in Ernakulam district have intensified protests demanding completion of a seawall to prevent sea erosion. Meanwhile the residents of the Chellanam sat on a dharna outside the office of the Superintending Engineer at the Irrigation Central Circle in Thrissur.
Thiruvananthapuram sources stated that Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who has won from the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha Constituency in two consecutive elections, during 2009 and in 2014, is looking for a third victory. As the 2019 elections approach, the constituency is all set to witness a triangular contest between Shashi Tharoor, NDA's Kummanam Rajasekharan and LDF's C Divakaran
Accordingly in a disturbing incident that happened in Chiyyaram in Thrissur, a 21 year old young woman Neethu was burnt alive on Thursday. As per reports, the incident took place around 7 am at Neethu's house. Even though people from around her house came running hearing her cries
Sources from Thiruvananthapuram stated that Benny Varghese, 49, and his wife Alice, 43, have been living in an asbestos roofed, dimly lit, poorly ventilated room in an old building in Kerala's Idukki district since they escaped a landslide brought on by last August's massive floods and the disaster wrecked their quarter hectare farm.
Thiruvananthapuram sources stated that the controversy over the entry of women into the Sabarimala temple will help the BJP make inroads into Kerala, says the party's candidate K Rajasekharan while stressing that the disconnect between the people and the governments of the Congress and Left is an ever widening one. Accordingly Mr. Rajasekharan recently resigned as governor of Mizoram
Mollywood industry's prominent actor Dileep, who is the 8th accused in the Malayalam actor assault case, has filed a writ appeal before the Kerala High Court asking for stay on all proceedings in the case against him for masterminding the abduction and assault of a female actor in February 2017. Meanwhile this writ appeal has been filed at a time when the trial in the case is slated to start on April 5,
A Kerala based student's answers to a question on Ramayanam and Mahabharata with references made to blockbuster movies like KGF, Baahubali and Pulimurugan has turned viral. The student's essay is extremely creative as it begins with the line it is better to cut the head of the one who doubts Sita's modesty and this is a reference to Baahubali 2 The conclusion, and in another line he calls Rama a gangster
BJP released the first list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Kerala. Out of 14 candidates, BJP revealed 13 candidate names and one notable absence was for the candidate seat of Pathanamthitta, the district where the Sabarimala temple is located.
Accordingly the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had finally announced their candidates from Kerala for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Meanwhile the party has announced candidates for 13 out of the 20 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala and the candidate for Pathanamthitta, a seat that almost three leaders are vying for, has been left unannounced.
Accordingly Thrissur native and founder of LuLu group, MA Yusuff Ali, is now the richest Malayali in the world, according to the Forbes Billionaires list for 2019. Meanwhile with an estimated personal wealth of 4.8 billion dollars, Yusuff Ali, also known as the 'Retail King of the Middle East' ranks 394 in the list of the worlds richest. Reportedly Yusuff was the 26th wealthiest Indian in the world in 2018.
Thiruvananthapuram sources stated that with mercury levels in various districts of Kerala already touching 35 degrees Celsius, the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) has warned of a steep rise in temperature in the coming days. Meanwhile in a statement issued, the KSDMA said that according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the temperature in the state is expected to rise between
As per report passengers travelling on the Kerala Road Transport Corporation (RTC) bus from Kottayam to Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday morning had a close shave as the driver of the bus died of a cardiac arrest while he was behind the wheel, but not before bringing the bus to a halt on the roadside. Reportedly the driver of the bus has been identified as 40 year old Saju Mathew, hailing from Thidanad
Accordingly Kerala government has decided to provide financial assistance of Rs 25 lakh and build a house for the family of VV Vasantha Kumar, one of the CRPF jawans who was killed in the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama last week. Meanwhile the state also decided to make the government job of Vasantha Kumar's wife Sheena permanent. Presently Sheena is working on a temporary basis
Accordingly Vizhinjam Port, one of Kerala's dream projects that have been hanging fire for over 25 years, will be commissioned in October 2020. Meanwhile when addressing reporters in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday, Rajesh Jha, CEO, Adani Vizhinjam Port Pvt Ltd, said that even though the original agreement was to complete the work and commission the port in 1,425 days, due to some issues it has been postponed to October 2020.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinnarayi Vijayan assured doyens of the Malayalam film industry that his cabinet will take up the issue of reducing the 10 per cent entertainment tax, slapped in the recent budget presented by Finance Minister Thomas Issac last month. Meanwhile Mammootty and Mohanlal as well as several leading names from Malayalam filmdom called on Vijayan and told him that the tax hike
Accordingly with the Sabarimala temple set to reopen for the month of Kumbham on Tuesday, the Pathanamthitta district police have decided to impose restrictions to ensure safety of devotees. Meanwhile when issuing a press release, Pathanamthitta district police chief T Narayanan, said devotees and media persons will be allowed to trek up to the Sannidhanam from Nilakkal every day
According to sources a housewarming ceremony with family and friends, but for this family in Kottapadi in Guruvayur temple town of Kerala, the occasion turned out to be tragic. Meanwhile a 54 year old elephant that was in the vicinity trampled two of the guests to death, and injured 7 others.
Reportedly the Travancore Devaswom Board, an autonomous body, which manages 1248 temples including the hill shrine of Sabarimala, has come out in support of women entry into the temple, in a departure from its initial position. Meanwhile on Wednesday, advocate Rakesh Dwivedi appearing for TDB said that the board was in favor of the September 2018 verdict by the Supreme Court
New Delhi sources stated that the Kerala government on Wednesday vehemently opposed in the Supreme Court a batch of petitions seeking review of the verdict allowing the entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala shrine, even as several organizations argued that the judgment be reconsidered. Meanwhile a five judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi was told by the counsel
Accordingly Budget airline GoAir on Tuesday said that it will commence direct flight operations on Kannur-Abu Dhabi-Kannur route from March 2019. Reports added Abu Dhabi will become the airline's fourth international destination and 28th overall. The company said in a statement "GoAir will operate 4 direct flight services per week between Kannur-Abu Dhabi-Kannur and bookings are now open at an all inclusive one way fare starting from Rs 6,099".
Accordingly the Supreme Court has on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of the plea filed by actor Dileep to obtain a physical copy of the video visual recording of the sexual assault of the popular actor who was assaulted in February 2017. When citing a petition filed by Dileep’s lawyer, Mukul Rohatgi, the Supreme Court adjourned the hearing of the case, and specified that the case should be listed in four weeks.
According to sources one of the two women, who became the first in menstruating age to offer prayers in Kerala’s Sabarimala temple, was sent to a government run home on Tuesday after her in-laws refused to let her enter in their house. Meanwhile Kanaka Durga, a mother of two, had angered her family after they said she kept them in the dark about her plan to trek to the temple.