Soumya Santhosh.

Photo: The Indian Express

Kerala-Based 31-Yr-Old Woman Lost Her Life In Rocket Attack In Israel

A native of Kerala, Soumya Santhosh, was killed in a rocket attack in Israel's Ashkelon that struck her residence on May 11, while she was on a video call with her husband Santhosh. The 31-year-old woman was working there as a housemaid for the last seven years and had a nine-year-old son. Kerala's minister V. Muraleedharan offered his condolences to Soumya's family and assured all possible assistance to them.

Wed, 12 May 2021 - 10:32 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Kerala, Soumya Santosh, Israel, Rocket Attack

Courtesy: India Today

Veteran Politician K R Gouri

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Kerala's Longest Serving Politician K R Gouri Passes Away At 102

Kerala’s longest serving politician and eminent CPI (M) leader K R Gouri died on May 11. Popularly known as Gouri Amma, the 102-year-old staunch communist stalwart was hospitalised since weeks. In her prolific eight-decade political career, Gouri is remembered for the Kerala Agrarian Relations Bill which paved way for land reforms. First elected in Nambooddiripad government of 1957, Gouri was elected 11 times for the state assembly.

Tue, 11 May 2021 - 03:39 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Kerala, Communist Party of India, politics, K R Gouri

Satchidanandan

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FB Blocks Account Of Ex-Sahitya Akademi Secretary Over 'Anti-BJP' Content

Social media giant Facebook on May 8 restricted the account of former Sahitya Akademi secretary and well-known Kerala poet Satchidanandan for trying to post an anti-BJP content. Reportedly, the account was suspended for 24 hours and was restored late on May 8. Additionally, Facebook has barred him from going live for 30 days. "Twelve years of poetry and protest can hardly be erased by twenty-four hours of silence," Satchidanandan stated.

Sun, 09 May 2021 - 11:46 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Kerala, Facebook, Restrict, Satchinandan, Sahitya Akademi

Courtesy: The News Minute

Lockdown

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Kerala Imposes Statewide Lockdown From May 8-16

As the COVID-19 cases continue to mount in Kerala, the state government on May 6 announced a state-wide lockdown from May 8 to 16. Notably, Kerala recorded 41,953 new cases on May 5, taking the total number of cases to 17, 43,932, which prompted the government to impose stricter restrictions. However, the state government has already imposed a night curfew and weekend restrictions to curb the spread. 

Thu, 06 May 2021 - 02:14 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Covid-19, Lockdown, Kerala, Statewide lockdown

Courtesy: NDTV

R Balakrishna Pillai

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Kerala Congress B Chairman R Balakrishna Pillai Dies At 87

Former Kerala Minister R Balakrishna Pillai passed away at the age of 87 on May 3 in Kerala's Kottarakara. Pillai, the chairman of Kerala Congress B, had served as Kerala's minister for transport, excise and power. Becoming an MLA at the young age of 25, Pillai was one of the founders of the Kerala Congress. His son, KB Ganesh Kumar, has sealed a victory in the recent Kerala Assembly elections.

Mon, 03 May 2021 - 10:30 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Kerala, Congress B Chairman, R Balakrishan Pillai, Death

V V Prakash

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Just 3 Days Before Counting, Kerala Congress Candidate VV Prakash Dies

Just three days before the announcement of the election results, Congress candidate from Kerala's Nilambur constituency V V Prakash passed away on April 29 due to a heart attack. The 56-year-old was admitted to a private hospital in Manjeri due to chest pain. Prakash was also the chief of Malappuram District Congress Committee. However, he had not contracted COVID-19. He had held several key positions in the Kerala Congress.

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 - 02:07 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Kerala, Nilambur, Congress Party, Heart attack

Courtesy: Indian Express

Sumangala

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Veteran Malayalam Writer 'Sumangala' Passes Away At 87

Leela Nambudiripad, popularly known as ‘Sumangala’ who authored several children's literature in Malayalam, died on April 27 at the age of 87. She was suffering from an age-related illness. Sumangala had written over 50 books in Malayalam and had also translated Sanskrit epics like Valmiki Ramayan and Panchatantra into Malayalam. She had been awarded the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award and Bal Sahitya Puraskar as well.

Wed, 28 Apr 2021 - 10:50 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Sumangala, Malayalam, Children's Literature, Kerala

Courtesy: The News Minute

Representational photo: Covid-19 vaccine.

Photo: The Financial Express

Kerala, Bihar, Chhattisgarh Decide To Vaccinate People Above 18 Free

Following Assam, governments of Kerala, Bihar and Chhattisgarh have also announced that vaccination of those aged 18 or above will be done free of cost. Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan also requested the Centre to exempt the states from buying vaccines as they are already under financial burden. While Bihar has currently imposed night curfew, Kerala government has assured of not implementing any lockdown. 

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 - 01:38 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Kerala, Bihar(228), Chhattisgarh, Covid-19 Vaccination

Courtesy: Times Now

Salvatore Girone and Massimiliano Latorre

Photo: Oceans for future

Italy Initiates Compensation To Kins Of Indian Fishers Killed By Marines

Italy has initiated the transfer of Rs 10-crore compensation to the kins of the two fishermen killed by Italian marines off the Kerala sea coast. Earlier, on Supreme Court's order, the Centre instigated to close the cases against two Italian marines- Salvatore Girone and Massimiliano Latorre for February 2012 killing of fishermen. Reportedly, the Centre told SC that the money will be deposited in apex court as soon as received.

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 - 06:10 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Italian, Marines, Kerala, Fishermen, Supreme Court

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Kerala High Court

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Kerala HC Says Women Must Not Be Discriminated For Night Shift Jobs

Kerala High Court judge Justice Anu Sivaraman has ordered that women should not be discriminated in the workplace on the basis of night shifts. She observed that the officials and fellow colleagues should create a safe working environment for women regardless of the time. She also allowed women to apply for the post of safety officer in the Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd (KMML) factory that was earlier prohibited. 

Sun, 18 Apr 2021 - 12:21 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Women Officers, Kerala, High Court, safe workplaces

Courtesy: India Today