Reportedly Kuttanad native Govinda Pillai has been suffering from age related ailments for the last decade or so. Meanwhile at 110, the former firewood cutter belonging to the Aelimadathil house cannot hear, cannot walk and seldom steps out of his house, but on April 23, Govinda Pillai will be present at the polling booth in Alappuzha to exercise his franchise in the world’s biggest election, just like over 2,000 other centenarians in Kerala who will get out and cast their vote.
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 for almost three weeks, the Ekalavya Model Residential School for Indian tribals at Pookode in Wayanad became home to 20 tribal families from Anamala, an uphill area that was sealed off by the government, following landslides in the region on August 8. Meanwhile the high school building,