The India Meteorological Department has issued red and orange alerts for five districts of Kerala for December 2 and 3. The IMD said that there would be heavy rainfall on the dates given and informed fisherman not to go into sea. An intensified depression in the Bay of Bengal has been spotted by the IMD. The five districts include Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha and Idukki.
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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on November 30 stated that Tamil Nadu is likely to face another cyclonic storm after Nivara. Dr D Sivananda Pai from the IMD stated that the department has recorded a warmer sea surface in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. The department added that there are high chances of very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu and Kerala till December 5.
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In memory of the late Diego Maradona, a hotel in Kerala's Kannur district has converted one of its rooms, where the football legend stayed in 2012, into a museum. Maradona had stayed in room number 309 of the Blue Nile Hotel for two days. The room, now named 'Maradona Suite', has his photo and all the things he used during his 2012 visit.
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Kerala's State Election Commission has announced guidelines on November 26 for COVID-19 positive and quarantined patients to vote in the local body elections slated in December. While providing postal ballots for the affected and quarantined, authorities will ensure last hour voting at polling booths for those who test positive a day before the polls. Reportedly, polling officers will visit the isolated with ballots by prior information… read-more
In a tactical move, Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to field two Muslim women to contest in the Kerala local body elections. The two candidates - TP Sulfath and Ayisha Hussain - will contest against the predominant Indian Union Muslim League in the panchayats of Malappuram district. Reportedly, both the candidates have opted for BJP tickets as they were "influenced" by its "progressive" policies. Malappuram will undergo polls on December… read-more
For repeatedly referring beef as "Gomatha Ulartha" in a cooking show, Kerala-based activist Rehana Fathima has been barred from expressing her opinion through any kind of media. Pronouncing the order, the Kerala High Court on November 23 observed that the use of word "Gomatha" by the activist was "likely to wound the religious feelings" of Hindus. The court stated Fathima's actions might affect the "Fundamental Right of the devotees" as well… read-more
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By carving 25 international cars logos on peepal leaves in one hour, a man from Kerala has been featured in the India Book of Records and the Asian Book of Records. The 29-year-old Akhil Raj has not only doing this as a hobby but earns through the leaf art. Akhil earns around Rs 25,000 per month for modelling the souvenirs. Besides, he was acclaimed by celebrities for carving their images.
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After facing agitation especially from the opposition, the Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala government has decided to back-off from implementing recently added laws against cyberbullying. CM Vijayan has stated that decisions will be taken after "detailed discussions" in the assembly. As per the proposed law, propagating defamatory or derogatory claims against the state would result in imprisonment and/or fine. Though the opposition claimed it a… read-more
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Former Kerala Minister VK Ibrahim Kunju was arrested by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau from a hospital in Kochi under the charges of releasing the state's fund inappropriately. Kunju, ex-PWD minister has been accused of releasing advance money to builder of Palarivattom flyover, affecting the state exchequer. The leader was later charged of corruption for early faults in the flyover. The decision on his custody will be taken after… read-more
Just ahead of two upcoming major elections in Kerala, the ruling CPI(M)'s secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has stepped down from the post on November 13. He tendered his resignation on the ground of ill-health. The Congress has been demanding Kodiyeri to step down following the corruption cases surfaced lately. Recently, the CPI(M) leader's son, Bineesh Kodiyeri, was arrested in connection with a money laundering case.
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