Covid-19: Kerala witnesses sharp decline in births during pandemic year

Kerala recorded 4.80 lakh births during the pre-pandemic year. (IE) Kerala witnessed a sharp decline in live births in the first nine months of 2021 as the state battled against a raging pandemic amid the new normal of work from home that saw the return of hundreds of thousands of expatriates. According to data from … Read more

Kerala got Rs 3,600 cr investment commitments in 6 mths; focus on ease of doing biz realistically: Min P Rajeev

Asserting that the state has a good atmosphere for investments, Kerala Industries Minister P Rajeev on Friday said the state has received investment commitments worth over Rs 3,600 crore in the last six months and the focus is on having ease of doing business in a realistic manner. As the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government … Read more

Kerala weather update: Water level in dams at critical stage as heavy rain batters state

The IMD has also warned of thunderstorm and lightning strikes at one or two places till Tuesday. (PTI) Water levels in several dams in Kerala reached critical level as heavy rain lashed the state overnight, PTI reported. Southern Kerala was the hardest hit as several roads were under water today, disrupting road and train services. … Read more

PM’s meeting with Pope an occasion fit for history books: BJP president

BJP president J P Nadda lauded the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pope Francis on Saturday as an occasion fit for the history books, and said it is a great step towards peace, harmony and inter-faith dialogue. He also used the occasion to highlight the contributions of Christians to various fields in India. … Read more

Kerala Tourism aims to bounce back with help from Taiwan

Tourism, a big revenue earner for Kerala, has suffered significant damage over the past three years. (Kerala Tourism) A Taiwanese delegation, which recently visited Kerala and met Tourism Minister P.A. Mohammed Rias, has expressed a desire to work with the state’s tourism sector, Asian News International reported. The delegation members discussed with Rias tourism in Taiwan and … Read more

COVID-19: Why deaths in Kerala continue to be high despite declining caseload

As per the COVID-19 dashboard of Kerala, about 74% of the deaths have been among people aged above 60 years. Coronavirus in Kerala: Kerala had seen a worrisome spurt of growth after the much celebrated festival of Onam. However, now, the cases finally seem to decline, as the active cases have gone down by a … Read more

Responsible tourism on a rise! Kerala gets Agri Tourism Network for farms to blend tourism with farming

Under the project, 5,000 homestay farms as well as 500 farm tourism units would be set up by the authorities. (Representational image) Kerala Agri Tourism Network-Farm Tourism: Responsible tourism gets a boost in Kerala! State Tourism Minister PA Mohammed Riyas launched the Kerala Agri Tourism Network-Farm Tourism on Tuesday. The initiative is a part of … Read more

No one should glorify reactionary ideologies and its leaders, says Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

As various student unions raised allegations of saffronisation against the Kannur University in Kerala over inclusion of portions of books of RSS ideologues in its PG course, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said his government will not glorify the ideas and leaders who had turned their back on the freedom struggle. The Kannur University … Read more

Tamil Nadu government bars entry of public to beaches on Sundays, bans religious festivals

Tamil Nadu on Monday announced closure of beaches on Sundays for the public besides extending the ban on places of worship on weekends and also in holding religious festivals due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister M K Stalin at the Secretariat, which … Read more

Kerala reports 31,265 COVID-19 cases; shows dip in TPR

Fresh COVID-19 cases crossed the 30,000 mark for the fourth consecutive day in Kerala on Saturday, taking the total caseload to 39,77,572, while the Test Positivity rate dipped to 18.67 per cent from 19.22 on August 27. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the state reported 31,265 cases and 153 deaths, taking the toll to 20,466. … Read more