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Better reporting, literacy, new ICMR guidelines: Why Kerala is seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases
India

Better reporting, literacy, new ICMR guidelines: Why Kerala is seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases

With the caseload again increasing in Kerala, public health experts say there are multiple reasons behind the fresh surge. Key ones are a strong testing mechanism, literate population, densely populated and culturally social state

Kerala: Over 200 injured as temporary audience gallery collapses during football match
India

Kerala: Over 200 injured as temporary audience gallery collapses during football match

The incident happened on Saturday night around 9 pm at Poongod Stadium Malappuram when the match was about to start

'Anti-development': CM Pinarayi Vijayan slams protest against Silver Line rail corridor project
India

'Anti-development': CM Pinarayi Vijayan slams protest against Silver Line rail corridor project

The Kerala chief minister accused the Opposition Congress and BJP of 'taking a stand against the progress of the state, and warned them that the common people were aware of their motive'

Kerala government to dilute powers of Lokayukta; Opposition Congress, BJP cries foul
India

Kerala government to dilute powers of Lokayukta; Opposition Congress, BJP cries foul

The Left government in Kerala has reportedly decided to amend the Lokayukta Act, charging that it was to 'undermine' the powers of the ombudsman and to facilitate corruption

Sabarimala Temple to reopen from today; emergency health facilities in place for pilgrims
India

Sabarimala Temple to reopen from today; emergency health facilities in place for pilgrims

The temple will remain open till 26 December for Mandalapooja and reopen again on 30 December and darshan will be allowed till 20 January for Makaravilakku festival

Cinemas to reopen in Kerala from October 25 for fully vaccinated people; 50% occupancy allowed
India

Cinemas to reopen in Kerala from October 25 for fully vaccinated people; 50% occupancy allowed

Theaters and auditoriums in Kerala have remained shut for over one and half years since the outbreak of COVID-19. The film industry recently expressed concern over the continued closure

Narcotic Jihad: Catholic Church in Kerala decides to be 'guarded' in its future sermons
Politics

Narcotic Jihad: Catholic Church in Kerala decides to be 'guarded' in its future sermons

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on 21 September rejected the comments made by the Bishop, saying the southern state is a firm terrain of secularism

Political war continues over 'narcotic jihad' remark; Pala Diocese comes out with explanation
India

Political war continues over 'narcotic jihad' remark; Pala Diocese comes out with explanation

The Pala Diocese, under the prominent Syro-Malabar Church, came out with an explanation that the bishop did not intend to hurt anyone and his remarks were not against any particular community

Muslim League dissolves women's student wing that spoke up on sexual harassment, cites 'gross indiscipline'
India

Muslim League dissolves women's student wing that spoke up on sexual harassment, cites 'gross indiscipline'

This came after Haritha members filed a complaint against some male members of the Muslim Students Federation for derogatory statements.

Pinarayi Vijayan says night curfew, stringent COVID curbs in Kerala will be lifted forthwith
India

Pinarayi Vijayan says night curfew, stringent COVID curbs in Kerala will be lifted forthwith

The move comes as the state on Tuesday reported 25,772 fresh COVID-19 cases.

Nipah virus kills 12-yr-old, who beat COVID-19 recently, in Kerala's Kozhikode
India

Nipah virus kills 12-yr-old, who beat COVID-19 recently, in Kerala's Kozhikode

The first Nipah virus disease (NiV) outbreak in South India was reported in the Kozhikode district of Kerala on May 19, 2018

Guava sapling, grown by Kerala girl, set to bloom at PM's residence
India

Guava sapling, grown by Kerala girl, set to bloom at PM's residence

Actor-turned-BJP MP Suresh Gopi handed over the plant, gifted by Jayalakshmi, a 10th standard student, to Narendra Modi during his recent Delhi visit

SC tells Kerala to respond to plea against 3-day relaxation in COVID restrictions
India

SC tells Kerala to respond to plea against 3-day relaxation in COVID restrictions

The application, which raised the issue related to Kerala, claimed it is shocking that in a medical emergency, the government is playing with the lives of citizens through such measures

Wild female elephant dies of anthrax in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore district
India

Wild female elephant dies of anthrax in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore district

This is the fourth elephant succumbing to anthrax in the last decade in the district

Kerala HC refuses to stay further proceedings in sedition case against Aisha Sultana
India

Kerala HC refuses to stay further proceedings in sedition case against Aisha Sultana

A case was registered against Sultana on 9 June under Section 124-A (sedition) and 153 B (hate speech) of IPC on the basis of a petition lodged by a political leader hailing from Kavaratti

Palarivattom flyover scam: IUML condemns arrest of MLA Ebrahim Kunju, terms it 'politically motivated'
India

Palarivattom flyover scam: IUML condemns arrest of MLA Ebrahim Kunju, terms it 'politically motivated'

IUML national general secretary PK Kunhalikutty said that Kunju's arrest, if it was necessary, should have been made earlier

Coronavirus Outbreak: Amid 21-day locksdown, India bans Hydroxychloroquine export, drug to be used to treat medical staff handling COVID-19 cases
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Amid 21-day locksdown, India bans Hydroxychloroquine export, drug to be used to treat medical staff handling COVID-19 cases

ICMR had on Monday recommended the use of hydroxychloroquine for treating healthcare workers handling suspected or confirmed coronavirus cases

Coronavirus Outbreak: Thin traffic sighted, markets remain shut as Bihar govt enforces lockdown day after first COVID-19 death
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Thin traffic sighted, markets remain shut as Bihar govt enforces lockdown day after first COVID-19 death

Only handful of vehicles engaged in transportation of essential items were witnessed while markets wore a deserted look and other parts of Bihar

Coronavirus Outbreak: From Maharashtra to Manipur, here's what life is like under the lockdown and latest developments
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: From Maharashtra to Manipur, here's what life is like under the lockdown and latest developments

The figure includes 41 foreign nationals and the nine deaths reported so far, the Health Ministry said