October 22, 2020 09:52 (IST)
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Sabarimala Temple in Kerala reopens with strict Covid-19 protocols

Thiruvananthapuram/IBNS: Sabarimala Temple dedicated to Lord Ayappa reopened on Saturday after seven months for a five-day monthly puja with all safety measures in place as Kerala continued to record a spike in Covid-19 cases, said media reports.

NIA looking for five more terrorists in Kerala

Kochi/UNI: National Investigation Agency (NIA) has been in Kerala for a week looking for five persons alleged to have direct links to terror group Al-Qaeda unit in Pakistan.

More al-Qaeda terrorists to be arrested, says NIA in court

Kochi/UNI: Seeking the custody of the terrorists nabbed from here, National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday stated that more members of al-Qaeda are to be caught.

NIA officials arrest 9 Al-Qaeda operatives from West Bengal, Kerala

New Delhi: National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials have arrested nine Al Qaeda terrorists while conducting multiple raids in Kerala’s Ernakulam and West Bengal’s Murshidabad regions.

Ambulance driver rapes Covid-19 patient on way to hospital in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram/IBNS: A Covid-19 patient was raped by an ambulance driver in Pathanamthitta district in central Kerala late on Saturday night, media reports said.

Fire breaks out at Kerala Secretariat, triggers political row

Thiruvananthapuram/IBNS:  A minor fire broke out at the Kerala Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday evening.

Pettimudi landslide : 6 more bodies recovered, toll rises to 49

Idukki/UNI: The death toll in the massive landslide, that destroyed a row of 30 houses of tea estate workers in the high range Pettimudi near Rajamalai here, climbed to 49 on Monday, as six more bodies have been recovered.

Kozhikode Air India crash deceased passenger tests positive for COVID-19, rescuers asked to self-quarantine

Kozhikode/IBNS: Kerala Health department has asked all the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel and local residents, who were involved in the rescue efforts at Karipur airport in Kozhikode last night, to go into self isolation as one deceased passenger of the ill-fated Air India Express flight has tested positive for Covid-19 while at least three more persons are suspected to be positive.

Air India Express flight's co-pilot Akhilesh Kumar loses life in Kozhikode crash, leaves behind his pregnant wife

Kozhikode/IBNS: Air India Express's First Officer Akhilesh Kumar, who had co-piloted the first flight to Kozhikode from Dubai under the Vande Bharat Mission three months ago, lost his life in last night's plane crash at Karipur airport in Kerala's Kozhikode, leaving behind his wife who is expecting to deliver their child in the next 15-17 days, reports said.

Black Box of crashed Air India Express flight IX-1344 found

Kozhikode/IBNS: The black box or flight data recorders - of the Air India Express flight- that fell into a deep gorge after skidding on a wet runway on Friday evening, killing at least 18 people, including both pilots, has been found.

Kozhikode airport dangerous for landing: Expert had warned 9 yrs ago, says report

New Delhi/IBNS:  A top air safety expert has said he had warned years ago against the dangers of landing airplanes at the Kozhikode airport which has a short table top runway with 200 feet deep gorges on both sides of the tarmac, said a media report.

'Let Italy pay them compensation': SC on Centre's plea to withdraw case against marines who killed Indian fishermen

New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court on Friday said Italy should compensate the families of the fishermen, shot by Italian sailors sailors in 2012 off the Kerala coast.

Landslides kill 13 in Kerala's Idukki district, 12 injured

Thiruvananthapuram/IBNS: At least 13 people have died after heavy rains caused landslides in Idukki district of Kerala while 12 others have been rescued and admitted to Tata General Hospital in Munnar, said a media report.

Supreme Court rejects Kerala activist's bail plea for 'spreading obscenity'

Thiruvananthapuram/IBNS: The Supreme Court on Friday rejected Kerala activist Rehana Fathima's anticipatory bail plea whose release of a video in June last of her minor children painting her semi-nude body triggered controversy, media reports said.

Kerala gold smuggling case: Accused Swapna wields enormous influence in CM's office, NIA tells Special Court

Kochi/UNI/IBNS: National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials have found Swapna Suresh, the  second accused in the gold smuggling case, had vast influence in the office of Chief Minister.