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Three convicted for attack on former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy in 2013

Law The incident took place on October 27, 2013, when Chandy arrived in Kannur to attend the annual athletic meet of the Kerala Police. A Kannur court on Monday, March 27, convicted three accused and acquitted 110 others in a ten-year old case pertaining to attack on the then Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. While C O T Nazeer, Deepak and Biju were convicted, those who were exonerated include two then Left legislators and youth leaders of the CPI(M). The incident took place on October 27, 20

28 Mar 2023 8:35 am
Adichu mole to Tony kutta: Ten Innocent scenes Malayalis cant forget

Listicle Veteran Malayalam actor Innocent, who died on the night of Sunday, March 27, was known for his unique style of comedy. Lottery scene in Kilukkam Malayalis love to quote, midway through a conversation, some old line from a movie that they think is 'just apt' for the situation. Over the years, a number of such dialogues and scenes have become the most commonly quoted, either for the fun of it or owing to the performance of the actors. For many of them, we have Innocent to thank. The much-

27 Mar 2023 10:20 pm
Mohanlal pens touching note on Innocent, says cannot believe he is gone

Death The actor said that words cannot convey the grief he feels at the loss of Innocent, who had been a source of support and care in his life. Instagram/innocentvareedthekkethala Actor Mohanlal took to Facebook on Monday, March 27, to pen a moving note on the demise of actor and politician Innocent. My mind tells me not to believe that you have gone, wrote Mohanlal, sharing an image of the deceased actor with his characteristic smile. Innocent passed away on Sunday, due to COVID-19 related res

27 Mar 2023 2:44 pm
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27 Mar 2023 11:46 am
Lost a priceless gem: Actors, politicians pay tribute to Malayalam actor Innocent

Death Innocent passed away in Kochi on Sunday due to COVID-19 related respiratory issues leading to organ failure and cardiac arrest. Facebook Reactions have been pouring in on the demise of legendary Malayalam actor and politician Innocent who passed away in Kochi on Sunday, March 26. Innocent died due to COVID-19 related respiratory issues leading to organ failure and cardiac arrest. End of an iconic chapter in cinema history! Rest in peace Legend! said actor Prithviraj Sukumaran. End of an ic

27 Mar 2023 10:05 am
Four Keralites killed in Doha building collapse, CM offers condolences

News The exact number of casualties or injured is not known, but according to reports, three persons from Pakistan, one from Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh each, were also killed in the incident. Twitter/qatarliving At least nine persons, including four from Kerala, have been killed in a building collapse at Doha in Qatar. The four-storeyed building located in Al Mansurah collapsed on Wednesday, March 22. The exact number of casualties or injured is not known, but according to reports, three perso

27 Mar 2023 9:06 am
Brahmapuram dumpyard catches fire again, no need to panic say district authorities

Brahmapuram A 12-day long fire at the Brahmapuram dumpyard in Kochi had caused prolonged difficulties to residents earlier this month. Almost two weeks after the fire at the Brahmapuram dumpyard in Kochi was doused, it once again caught fire on Sunday, March 26, officials said. The fire was spotted in sector 7 of the dumpyard on Sunday afternoon, and five fire tenders were deployed to douse it. People in the neighbourhood have come out against the Ernakulam Corporation and the state government a

27 Mar 2023 8:26 am
Huge loss for Kerala: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan condoles Innocents demise

Death Innocent was undergoing treatment for cancer related ailments at a private hospital in Kochi, where he breathed his last. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan condoled the death of veteran Malayalam actor Innocent, who passed away in Kochi, during the late hours of Sunday, March 26. The 75-year-old actor was undergoing treatment for cancer related ailments at a private hospital in Kochi, where he breathed his last. Offering his condolences over the actors death, Pinarayi said that Innoce

26 Mar 2023 11:52 pm
Actor Innocent passes away at 75

Death From being slapstick silly and lighthearted to sarcastic, shameless and quirky, there was no type of humour he couldn't pull off. Actor Innocent, who passed away at the age of 75 on Sunday, March 26, at 10.30 pm, might have had top-billing in only a handful of films but his sense of comic timing and razor sharp wit delivered in rib-tickling Thrissurian slang made him a scene-stealer in every film he was part of. He also wore many hats, first as an entrepreneur and later as a politicia

26 Mar 2023 10:57 pm
Kerala man nabbed during vehicle inspection dies in police custody

Death People in the neighbourhood said that the man was taken into custody for alleged drunken driving but that he never used to drink. A 47-year-old man who was nabbed during a vehicle inspection on the night of March 25, Saturday allegedly collapsed, and died at a police station in Kerala's Ernakulam district. The deceased has been identified as Manoharan. People in the neighbourhood claimed that Manoharan was taken into custody during a routine vehicle inspection on Saturday night for drunken

26 Mar 2023 7:31 pm
Media should resist imperialist interests, be self-critical, says Kerala CM Pinarayi

News Pinarayi Vijayan was speaking after virtually inaugurating Cutting South, a global media festival organised by the Kerala Media Academy in association with The News Minute, Newslaundry, and Confluence Media. Courtesy: Kerala Media Academy Stressing on the need to encourage developing countries to foster a journalistic culture that resists imperialist interests, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the rise of right-wing politics and their financial interests is posing a severe threat

26 Mar 2023 3:27 pm
Unsung heroes: How Keralas Civil Defence volunteers worked in Brahmapuram

Interview Kerala Civil Defence is a group of trained volunteers, who step in to help the Fire and Rescue Services department, simply out of social commitment and without any remuneration. Civil Defence team in Brahmapuram Since 2018, Kerala has been witness to massive disasters like never before. From the deluge to the Brahmapuram dumpyard fire, each incident was unprecedented and dreadful in its own way. When looking at ground photographs from these disasters, one cannot miss the men and women

25 Mar 2023 4:18 pm
Rahul Gandhi disqualification: PM effigy burnt, protests continue across Wayanad

Politics The protestors raised anti-Modi slogans and similar protests were seen across Wayanad at centres like Sulthan Bathery, Mananthavady and smaller towns. IANS Protests against the disqualification of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi from Parliament continued for the second day on Saturday,March 25,in Kerala's Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency with angry Congressmen burning Prime Minister Narendra Modi in effigy at Kalpetta. Police had a tough time controlling the protestors, who, led by party MLA

25 Mar 2023 3:35 pm
Veteran Malayalam actor Innocent continues to remain critical

Health According to a medical bulletin issued by VPS Lakeshore Hospital, the actor is currently under Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support. The health condition of veteran Malayalam actor Innocent (75), who is currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Keralas Ernakulam district, continues to remain critical. According to a medical bulletin issued by VPS Lakeshore Hospital, the actor is currently under Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support. Innocent was ad

25 Mar 2023 1:12 pm
Cant be threatened or silenced: Kerala leaders react to Rahul Gandhis disqualification

Politics The former party chief and MP from Keralas Wayanad has been disqualified after a Gujarat court convicted him on March 23. Congress leaders in Kerala have come out in support of Rahul Gandhi after he was disqualified as Member of Parliament on Friday, March 24. Rahul Gandhi is an MP representing the Wayanad constituency in Kerala. The former Congress chief was sentenced to two years imprisonment by a Gujarat court on Thursday, March 23, for remarks he made against Prime Minister Narendra

24 Mar 2023 5:16 pm
Brahmapuram dumpyard fire: BJP demands CBI probe

Brahmapuram fire BJP leader Prakash Javadekar alleged the involvement of the son-in-law of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and others in a monumental corruption which caused the man-made disaster, and demanded a CBI probe into the matter. File Photo/PTI The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has accused the Kerala government of allegedly bending rules toto hand over the contract to a company which is allegedly responsible for lapses leading to the fire at Brahmapuram dumpyard which raged on for nearly

23 Mar 2023 9:13 am
PT Usha to receive honorary doctorate from Central University of Kerala

News The decision to honour PT Usha was taken for her exemplary contribution to sports. Facebook/Suyash Gupta The first ever honorary doctorate of the Central University of Kerala will go to legendary Indian athlete PT Usha, popularly known as 'Payyoli Express'. The decision to honour her was taken for her exemplary contribution to sports. The 58-year-old Usha, a former Indian Railway official, is now a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha. In December last year, she was elected unopposed as the

22 Mar 2023 4:17 pm
Kerala bishop who promised catholic votes to BJP draws flak, party pledges support

Controversy The bishop had courted controversy with his remarks that catholics in north Kerala would vote for the BJP in the next Lok Sabha elections if the government hikes the price of rubber. Joseph Pamplani, Archbishop Thalassery diocese After a bishop courted controversy with his promise that catholics in north Kerala would vote for the BJP in the next Lok Sabha elections if the Union government hikes the price of rubber, supporters and dissenters have come out in large numbers. On Monday,

22 Mar 2023 11:20 am
Kerala Assembly session adjourned sine die, was scheduled to end on March 30

Kerala Assembly The decision was taken as the Congress-led opposition has been on a warpath since last week after their request to seek leave for moving an adjournment motion was constantly shot down by the Speaker AN Shamseer. IANS The Kerala Assembly session, which got underway on January 23, was adjourned sine die on Tuesday, March 21. As per the original schedule, the present session was to end on March 30. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan moved a motion to cut short the Assembly session this

21 Mar 2023 7:32 pm
As Ripper Jayanandan comes out on parole, his daughter and lawyer Keerthi speaks

Human Interest Keerthi Jayanandan, a lawyer who went to court for her fathers parole and won it, speaks about the 17-year-old case that shook Kerala. Old photo of Jayanandan / Courtesy - Nidheesh MK Keerthi was 11 when her father was suddenly taken away by the police. Jayanandan, a fisherman in a Thrissur village, was on his way to work on a November day in 2006 when the police nabbed him in a murder case. Within days, he was charged as an accused in five cases of murder that happened between 20

21 Mar 2023 7:28 pm
A temple in Kerala paints its walls green, Hindutva activists see red

Controversy Temple administrators said the walls were painted in green and they had only applied a fresh coat of the same colour in the first week of March. The repainted part of the temple. A well-known temple in Malappuram district of Kerala was forced to change the green colour paint on its walls after Hindutva activists led by Hindu Aikya Vedi expressed their displeasure and threatened to repaint it. Some of the walls of the Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathy Temple, a pilgrim destination which sp

21 Mar 2023 6:10 pm
Kerala tribal student on the odds he braved to pursue higher education abroad

Dalit rights Binesh, who is currently pursuing his doctoral research at the University of Groningen in Netherlands, from his home in Kasaragod, says his real struggle began after he completed his Masters in Sussex. Binesh Balan In 2017, speaking to TNM, Binesh Balan said he rose above the clouds like an eagle overcoming his obstacles. For Binesh, a tribal student from Mavila community in Kolichal of Kasaragod district, who had to wait three years to get to his dream, it was the perfect analogy t

21 Mar 2023 3:31 pm
Media and govt agencies cant peep into private lives of citizens: Kerala HC

Court Justice VG Arun was hearing an appeal filed by two mediapersons who were accused of publishing disparaging content against the complainant woman. The Kerala High Court, in a recent order, came down hard on certain online media outlets for publishing the private moments of an individual and observed that publishing another person's private moments for public viewing is, by itself, an offensive act, and that the personal vendetta of certain media personalities are no excuse for impinging the

21 Mar 2023 3:23 pm
Mohanlal is all set to return with Bigg Boss Malayalam 5: Heres what we know

Entertainment It is speculated that Amala Shaji, an influencer popular for her dance and lip-sync videos, will be one of the contestants in the show. Mohanlal in Bigg Boss Malayalam 5 promo The fifth season of the controversial reality TV show Bigg Boss Malayalam will have its grand launch on Sunday, March 26. Sharing a topsy-turvy poster of the programme featuring actor-host Mohanlal, Disney Plus Hotstar Malayalam wrote, Six more days until the Bigg Boss house turns upside down. This show will

21 Mar 2023 1:11 pm
Kerala HC grants two-day parole to Ripper Jayanandan to attend daughters wedding

Court Though the petitioner, Jayanandans wife, sought 15 days of parole the court allowed only two days. Ripper Jayanandan, a man serving multiple sentences for a series of homicides and was accused of killing seven persons, has been granted parole for two days - March 21 and 22 - to attend his daughters wedding. Keerthi Jayanandan, his daughter who is a lawyer, appeared in the Kerala High Court and argued for his parole. Though 15 days parole was sought, the court granted only two days. On both

20 Mar 2023 5:10 pm
Padma Lakshmi becomes Keralas first trans woman lawyer

News Minister for Industries and Law P Rajeev took to social media to congratulate Padma on achieving the feat. Facebook/P Rajeev Padma Lakshmi has made history by becoming the first transgender woman to become an advocate in Kerala. She was enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council on March 19, Sunday. Nearly 1,500 students were given the Bar enrolment certificates on Sunday, in which Padma also received hers. According to reports, Padma is a graduate from the Ernakulam Government Law Colleg

20 Mar 2023 5:02 pm
Why Kerala sees a large number of students going abroad for studies

Migration In todays circumstances, students dont just migrate for a degree. They look for better standards of living, exposure, and long-term quality of life. Image Credit: Kerala has been witnessing an increase in students moving to Europe, Canada, Australia, and other countries for higher studies, and eventually settling there. Keralas Finance Minister KN Balagopal, in his 2023 budget speech on February 3, said that the state is paying attention to making the young stay bac

20 Mar 2023 11:47 am
In Thiruvananthapuram, an art exhibition exclusively featuring works of Kerala women

Art The exhibition, which began on Womens Day, has been set up in a cosy space called the Amuseum, which its founders say was created to allow a respectable space for art. Women artists at Amuseum with Minister R Bindu Rooms up and down the two floors of a building carry artworks made by women on its walls. Before you look closely at the exhibits, you wonder about this space, unusual as it is, springing up in a city area in Thiruvananthapuram. Galleries and museums displaying or selling artworks

19 Mar 2023 9:24 pm
KK Rema files complaint against Kerala CPI(M) MLA who accused her of faking fracture

News After Rema alleged that she was manhandled by the Watch and Ward personnel during a protest at the Kerala Assembly, CPI(M) handles have been circulating what they claimed were photos of her X-ray scan, accusing her of faking a fracture. Image : KK Rema, Facebook page Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) leader and Vadakara MLA KK Rema has filed a complaint against her Balussery counterpart KM Sachin Dev, after he shared her photographs on social media along with a caption indicating that she w

19 Mar 2023 4:59 pm
Kerala Bishop says BJP will get MP from state if rubber price is raised to Rs 300/kg

Kerala News The Thalassery Arch Bishop of the Roman Catholic church, Mar Joseph Pamplani has said that if the Government of India raises the price of rubber to Rs 300 per kilogram, the church will help the BJP in Kerala. The Thalassery Arch Bishop of the Roman Catholic church, Mar Joseph Pamplani has said that if the Government of India raises the price of rubber to Rs 300 per kilogram, the church will help the BJP in Kerala and will overcome the situation of the BJP not having an MP from the st

19 Mar 2023 10:51 am
Assault on Kerala doctor was planned, alleges his daughter

Criime Aparna Ashokan, daughter of Dr Ashokan says the assault happened nine days after the alleged incident of negligence and it was not due to an immediate provocation. Dr PK Ashokan Dr PK Ashokan, who was brutally assaulted by the relatives of a patient, under the treatment of his gynaecologist wife Dr Anitha Ashokan in Fathima hospital, Kozhikode, in the first week of March, is yet to fully recover. The Kerala chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) had called a dawn-to-dusk statewid

18 Mar 2023 7:38 pm
Brahmapuram fire: NGT imposes Rs 100 crore fine on Kochi Corporation

Brahmapuram plant fire Apart from the fine levied on the civic body, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) also directed the Chief Secretary of Kerala to fix the accountability on concerned officers for the mismanagement of waste. The Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has initiated suo motu proceedings against the Kochi Corporation and imposed a fine of Rs 100 crore after a fire in the dumpyard at Brahmapuram in Ernakulam on March 2. The Bench headed by chairperson Adarsh Kumar Go

18 Mar 2023 2:59 pm
NIA files chargesheets against 68 PFI leaders in Kerala, Tamil Nadu

Law The NIA filed the first charge sheet against the PFI members in Jaipur on March 13 and the second in Hyderabad on March 16. REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE /PTI The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday, March 17, said that they have filed two chargesheets against a total of 68 Popular Front of India (PFI) leaders, cadres and members in two separate cases in Kochi (Kerala) and Chennai (Tamil Nadu). The NIA filed the first chargesheet against the PFI members in Jaipur on March 13 and the secon

18 Mar 2023 2:02 pm
In Kerala, acid can be bought easily despite its use in attacks against women

Acid Attack On account of the high prevalence of acid attacks in India, activists have been calling for a ban of acid sale in the retail market for years. Image for representation Buying acid from a store in Kerala is surprisingly easy, considering the repeated incidents of men throwing acid on women, killing or grievously injuring them for life. All one needs to do is search for a chemical or lab supplies store and ask for a bottle of formic acid - the kind which has been most commonly used in

17 Mar 2023 4:43 pm
IMA doctors go on strike in Kerala to protest attacks against health workers

Protest The day's protest call was given in view of the long delay in the arrest of accused in an attack on a doctor at Fatima Hospital in Kozhikode early this month. Facebook/Mohan Shenoy Endocrinologist Normal functioning of hospitals in Kerala was disrupted as the dawn-to-dusk statewide strike called by the Kerala-chapter of Indian Medical Association (IMA) began on Friday, March 17. All hospitals in the public and private sector, except emergency services, have been affected by the tota

17 Mar 2023 3:10 pm
Did Kochi receive acid rain? MP Hibi Eden demands study

Kerala News The downpour on March 15 was the first in Kochi since the fire at the Brahmapuram waste dumpyard broke out on March 2. Some social media posts suggested that the rain received in the city was acidic. Fire dousing at Brahmapuram The rain that lashed Kochi on the evening of Wednesday, March 15, has evoked a lot of discussions, with some people claiming that it contained traces of acid. The Pollution Control Board had cautioned people to stay indoors as much as possible during the first

16 Mar 2023 2:47 pm
After Kerala CPI(M) secys Rs 1-crore defamation notice, Swapna says will not apologise

Politics The counsel of CPI(M) state secretary MV Govindan has sent a notice to Swapna Suresh for the alleged defamatory remarks she made against him. Reacting to a defamation notice of Rs 1 crore from the counsel of Kerala CPI(M) state secretary MV Govindan, Swapna Suresh the prime accused in the gold smuggling and Life Mission bribery case said on Thursday, March 16 that she will not apologise to him. Speaking to the media soon after giving her statement to the Bengaluru Police in a case tha

16 Mar 2023 2:43 pm
Brahmapuram fire: IT employees union demands probe, petitions Kerala CM

Brahmapuram fire Stating that there was an urgent need for an effective waste management system in Kochi city, the organisation has put forth nine demands. FACEBOOK/MANJU WARRIER Progressive Techies, a socio-cultural and welfare organisation of IT employees in Kerala, has petitioned the Kerala government demanding an effective waste management system in Kochi, in view of the fire that recently broke out at the Brahmapuram dumpyard. The fire broke out on accumulated legacy waste at the Brahmapura

16 Mar 2023 1:47 pm
Brahmapuram fire: State has liability to compensate citizens, say activists

Environment The Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991, is defined as a statute to provide immediate relief to persons affected by accidents involving hazardous substances. For nearly two weeks, residents living in Kochi Municipal Corporation (KMC) limits and nearby local bodies were exposed to toxic fumes emanating from the Brahmapuram waste dump fire. Studies have shown that smoke from such fires contain hazardous substances including dioxins and furans, which qualifies it as an environmental di

16 Mar 2023 11:50 am
Kerala Police Cyberdome, Giottus hold crypto capacity-building session for officers

Cryptocurrency Giottus chief operating officer Arjun Vijay, who handled the session, said the world was seeing a massive change as virtual digital assets (VDAs) were being embraced by countries and individuals. Before reading the article, sign up for Cryptogram, a free weekly newsletter on Web3 and crypto. #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own Mailchimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. We recommen

16 Mar 2023 11:50 am
Kerala Assembly continues to fume, days proceedings ends in 15 minutes

News LOP Satheesan said the right of the opposition to present leave for adjournment motion was being rejected outrightly to which CM Pinarayi said it was not possible to allow the presentation of adjournment motion for anything and everything. IANS The day's proceedings in the Kerala Assembly on Thursday, March 16, ended in 15 minutes time, after the Congress-led Opposition demanded action against two treasury legislators and a few Watch and Ward staff who had misbehaved with the opposition wom

16 Mar 2023 11:36 am
Brahmapuram fire: Kerala CM breaks his silence, makes statement in Assembly

Brahmapuram Fire The statement was made under the rule 300 of the Rules of procedure and conduct of business in the Kerala Legislative Assembly, which doesnt allow questions to be asked by members. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, on Tuesday, March 14, told the Assembly that the failure to segregate waste and the subsequent accumulation of legacy waste at the Brahmapuram dumpyard in Kochi had made it difficult to douse the fire which broke out on March 2. The CM made a detailed statement

15 Mar 2023 5:00 pm
Stormy protest at Kerala Assembly Speakers office, Opposition MLAs roughed up

Protest The opposition has been upset ever since Shamseer took over as the Speaker, who has been particularly tough by dismissing the genuine Assembly protocols of the opposition, especially when they give notices on issues. Twitter /Jisha Surya Unprecedented scenes were witnessed on Wednesday, March 15, outside the office of the Kerala Assembly Speaker A M Shamseer in the Legislative complex in Thiruvananthapuram, when angry Opposition Congress-led legislators staged a blockade and the Watch an

15 Mar 2023 2:21 pm
Businessman Yusuf Ali summoned by ED for questioning in LIFE Mission case

News The notice comes a few days after the prime accused in the Kerala gold smuggling and LIFE Mission cases, Swapna Suresh, came on Facebook Live and made a fresh set of allegations. File Photo The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned UAE-based businessman MA Yusuf Ali for recording his statement, in connection with the LIFE Mission case. Yusuf Ali is a noted businessman and is known for his chain of shopping malls - Lulu mall. He has been asked to appear at the Kochi office of ED on March

15 Mar 2023 11:47 am
B 32 Muthal 44 Vare: Shruthi Sharanyams debut feature film celebrates sisterhood

Review The film, through the stories of six women, takes you through crises, both small and big, related to bodily issues that get resolved with the comforting support that one woman lends another. Quietly, smoothly, Shruthi Sharanyams B 32 Muthal 44 Vare flows from one woman to another, like a sheet of paper in the wind. You wouldnt notice when the shifts between the stories end, because by then the women have somehow floated into each others lives. Without drama, without preaching about sister

14 Mar 2023 8:47 pm
Brahmapuram fire: Mammootty helps send medical team, Mohanlal pens note of concern

Pollution There was a lot of criticism over the silence of actors and other celebrities on the Brahmapuram disaster, despite it affecting a large number of people. The male superstars of Malayalam cinema, Mammootty and Mohanlal, have reacted to the fire and smoke in Brahmapuram dump yard days after it has been affecting the health of Kochi residents. Mammootty has made arrangements with the Rajagiri Hospital in Aluva to provide free treatment to the affected residents, while Mohanlal has written

14 Mar 2023 3:07 pm
Kerala CM condemns attack on Malayali students at MP tribal university, demands action

Politics According to sources, the four students were allegedly attacked by security staff on the campus of Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU) in Madhya Pradesh. An alleged attack on four Malayali students at a tribal university in Madhya Pradesh on March 10 has sparked a political controversy with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan strongly denouncing the incident and seeking action against the guilty. According to sources, the four students were allegedly attacked by security

14 Mar 2023 9:40 am
Brahmapuram fire: Kerala Assembly sees uproar as Opposition demands CBI probe

Brahmapuram Fire Following stiff resistance from the treasury benches, the opposition boycotted the day's proceedings and walked out of the House. Even as the smoke continues to emanate from the Brahmapuram dump yard at Kochi for the 12th day, the Kerala Assembly on Monday, March 14, witnessed an uproar with the opposition demanding a CBI probe. The Congress-led opposition slammed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for his silence and the weak defence being put by Local Self Government Ministe

14 Mar 2023 8:51 am
Brahmapuram fire: An environmental disaster that was waiting to hit Kochi

Environment Studies on previous minor fire incidents at Brahmapuram dump site by National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology have shown dangerous levels of dioxin contamination. A medical camp in Brahmapuram For the past 12 days, firefighters have been trying to douse the smouldering fire that spread on waste heaps at Brahmapuram in Kochi, a massive dump site spread over 110 acres housing an unwieldy mix of garbage biodegradable and otherwise. Multiple fire tender units are

14 Mar 2023 8:34 am
Kochi man dies due to breathing difficulties, family blames Brahmapuram smoke

Brahmapuram Fire Lawrences wife Lissy reportedly told the media that her husband used to suffer from breathing issues and that his condition worsened after the fire broke out. A Kochi man died on Sunday, March 12, after he allegedly developed difficulties from inhaling the smoke from the fire at the Brahmapuram dumpyard. Lawrence Joseph (70), a resident of Vazhakkala in Thrikkakara Municipality of Ernakulam district, passed away around 5.30 pm on Sunday. He had allegedly been suffering from brea

13 Mar 2023 7:57 pm