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Fishing Techniques: Bring Your Catch Home Without Ice

Fishing Techniques: Bring Your Catch Home Without Ice

(Fishy Platter is a series of articles that probes how unsafe/unhygienic is the seafood that Kerala consumes. This is part II of the series.) The daily consumption of fish in Kerala is about 750 tons. This includes the catch made in Kerala harbors and those …

Fukushima tsunami warning lifted after strong quake hits Japan

Fukushima tsunami warning lifted after strong quake hits Japan

A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a nuclear plant and generating a tsunami that hit the same region devastated by a massive quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in 2011. The earthquake, which was felt in Tokyo, had a magnitude …

Malayali couple killed in road accident in Portugal

Malayali couple killed in road accident in Portugal

A Keralite, attached to the Indian embassy in Portugal and his wife were killed in a road accident near Lisbon Sunday, relatives here said. The deceased couple has been identified as M.D. Dominique (Tomy­52), son of M.M. Devassya of Edappady Mannarakathu, and his wife Betsy …

Islamic State and RSS spread communalism in Kerala: CPM

Islamic State and RSS spread communalism in Kerala: CPM

Comparing Islamic State (IS) terror group with the RSS, the Kerala unit of CPM on Sunday alleged that both outfits were spreading communalism in the state by focusing on places of worship. Calling upon the people to be vigilant on the issue, CPM state secretary …

Indore-Patna Express Wheels Made Strange Sound, Claims Passenger

Indore-Patna Express Wheels Made Strange Sound, Claims Passenger

The wheels of the Indore­Patna express had made some strange sound, a passenger of the illfated train said, claiming that he had also alerted a railway official about it. “I boarded (sleeper coach) S­2 of Indore­Patna express around 2 PM at Indore and after an …

Kanpur Train Accident: 2 Children Pulled Out Alive From Mangled S3 Bogie

Kanpur Train Accident: 2 Children Pulled Out Alive From Mangled S3 Bogie

Two children were pulled out alive from an overturned bogie of the Indore­Patna Express here, offering a glimmer of hope to rescuers looking for survivors among the heaps of metal and scattered baggage. The two boys aged six and seven were pulled out from the …

Rekha Mohan found dead in her Thrissur apartment

Rekha Mohan found dead in her Thrissur apartment

Malayalam actor Rekha Mohan was found dead inside her flat at Shobha City in Thrissur Saturday. She was 45. Rekha has acted in films like Udhyanapalakan, Nee Varuvolam, Oru Yathramozhi and several serials. Her roles in TV serials were also well­appreciated. When she was not …

Jayalalithaa needs recuperation, no date fixed for discharge:, says Apollo Hospital’s Pratap Reddy

Jayalalithaa needs recuperation, no date fixed for discharge:, says Apollo Hospital’s Pratap Reddy

Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa’s infection is fully under control but her discharge from hospital depended on her progress, Apollo Hospitals Chairman Pratap C Reddy said on Saturday. “I already told (you) her infection is fully under control. But what is required is that she …

Death of two Kannada actors: Raghava Uday’s body fished out, Anil yet to be found

Death of two Kannada actors: Raghava Uday’s body fished out, Anil yet to be found

The body of one of the two actors who drowned in a nearby lake enacting a stunt scene for a Kannada film was fished out on Wednesday, said an official. The two actors with the hero, Vijay, jumped off a helicopter into the lake while …

Will 1,000 rupee note ever make a comeback?

Will 1,000 rupee note ever make a comeback?

Prime minister Narendra Modi’s decision to pull out the currency notes of 500 and 1000 from circulation has come as a shock to most of us, but this is not the first time large currencies are being withdrawn on short notice. Similar measures were taken …

Banks to remain open this weekend; tax authorities to keep close watch on high-value deposits

Banks to remain open this weekend; tax authorities to keep close watch on high-value deposits

The government said on Wednesday that banks will remain open on the coming weekend for convenience of people following its decision to demonetize currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination. “For public convenience, banks will remain open on coming Saturday and Sunday,” economic …

Rs 500 and 1000 currency notes stand abolished from midnight: PM Modi

Rs 500 and 1000 currency notes stand abolished from midnight: PM Modi

HIGHLIGHTS Old Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes illegal from midnight; new notes to be issued Citizens have 50 days from Nov 10 to return notes at banks, post offices Banks and ATMs closed to public on Wednesday   Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing the country …

US Election live: Latest updates as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump fight for the White House

US Election live: Latest updates as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump fight for the White House

The U.S. presidential campaign neared its end Monday in the same angry tone it began, with Republican Donald Trump calling Democrat Hillary Clinton a ‘phoney’ and Clinton accusing him of splitting the country, as a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll showed Clinton with a strong chance …

‘Can’t make yoga part of school syllabus’: SC rejects plea

‘Can’t make yoga part of school syllabus’: SC rejects plea

The Supreme Court on Monday said that it could not impose yoga on anyone or frame its curriculum as it declined to entertain a PIL seeking direction to make yoga a part of school syllabus. Dismissing the PIL and asking the petitioner to implead itself …

Vinod Rai to head advisory commission of KIIFB

Vinod Rai to head advisory commission of KIIFB

CPM­led LDF government in Kerala has roped in former comptroller and auditor general (CAG) Vinod Rai as the chairman of Fund Trustee Advisory Commission, which would ensure proper use of resources under the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB). The decision to appoint Vinod Rai …