Tag: Kerala

We want to identify every single case: Kerala Health Minister says as state logs over 22,000 Covid-19 infections

As Kerala on Thursday reported over 22,000 coronavirus cases for the third consecutive day and the state now accounting for over 50 per cent of...

The Kerala Conundrum: High daily Covid cases and TPR are a contrast to the rest of India

It was with a sense of despair that Dr A Shibulal watched people crowding stores and markets in Malappuram, a district in northern Kerala, when...

Can’t give in to pressure groups and lift curbs, SC tells Kerala government

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said governments cannot “blithely” lift Covid restrictions in areas where there are high infections at the instance of pressure groups,...

In 6 charts: The good and bad of Kerala’s Covid situation

(This story originally appeared in on Jul 15, 2021) NEW DELHI: Since the early days of the Covid pandemic, Kerala’s numbers have generally been out...

Disproportionate attention to caste, Muslim chroniclers in NCERT, Kerala textbooks: Thinktank tells Parl Panel

A research report by a think-tank, presented before the parliamentary committee on education recently, has claimed that the National Council of Educational Research and Training...

No. of districts reporting over 10% positivity rises

The number of districts reporting a test positivity rate of over 10%, a criteria used to determine the spread of Covid-19 pandemic, increased from 71...

maharashtra home vaccination: Maharashtra to start home vaccination for bedridden people on trial basis; won’t wait for Centre’s nod: Govt to HC

The Maharashtra government on Wednesday told the Bombay High Court that it would soon start home vaccination against COVID-19 for people who are immobile or...

Kerala gets 14% more NRI deposits at Rs 2.27 lakh crore in 2020

Bank deposits by non-resident Keralites rose 14 per cent to Rs 2.27 lakh crore in the pandemic-hit 2020, proving wrong the prediction that the state...

Time interval for 2nd Covishield dose for Indian contingent in Tokyo Olympics relaxed: Centre to SC

The Centre has told the Supreme Court that the athletes, sportspersons and accompanying staff of the Indian contingent attending the Tokyo Olympics, students undertaking foreign...

COVID-19 ‘Delta Plus’ variant: Centre writes to Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala to take up immediate containment measures

The Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has written to chief secretaries of Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Maharashtra, asking them to take up immediate containment measures...

Doctors join IMA’s nationwide protest over violence against healthcare professionals

A nationwide protest called by the Indian Medical Association over recent incidents of violence against healthcare professionals and demanding a central law to curb such...

Lakshadweep crisis: Residents sit on a 12-hour hunger strike

Lakshadweep residents on Monday held placards during a 12-hour hunger strike against the alleged anti-people policies brought in by the Lakshadweep administration. Protestors including women...

Centre’s FY22 GST compensation amount should be higher than projected Rs 1.58 lakh crore: Opp-ruled states

The compensation amount promised by the Centre is estimated to be higher than the Rs 1.58 lakh crore projected by the Centre, and a special...

Covaxin puzzle: 6 crore shots ready, 2 crore given. Where are the rest?

(This story originally appeared in on May 28, 2021) The mismatch between reported production numbers of Covid vaccines in India and the level of daily...

Over 11.8 lakh beneficiaries of age group 18-44 vaccinated so far in Phase-3: Health ministry | India News

NEW DELHI: More than 11.8 lakh beneficiaries, belonging to the age group of 18-44 years have been vaccinated so far since the third phase of...

BJP loses lone seat in Kerala;’Metroman’ E Sreedharan, state president K Surendran fail

The BJP-NDA, which fought the April 6 assembly polls with the fancy claim of winning at least 35 seats in Kerala,on Sunday came a cropper...

Tamil Nadu and Kerala have fought the Covid tsunami well so far | India News

The tsunami of Covid cases has led to a collapse of the health system in state after state exposing the lack of preparedness. People are...

India’s active cases cross 2 million, double in last 10 days | India News

NEW DELHI: India now has more than 2 million (20 lakh) officially recorded active cases of Covid-19, currently the second-highest number in the world after...

Second wave of coronavirus in India: Top developments | India News

NEW DELHI: India on Sunday reported a surge of over 2.61 lakh cases, its highest daily count by far since the pandemic. The second wave...

EC makes record seizure worth over Rs 1,000 crore in ongoing assembly elections | India News

New Delhi: Total seizures of unaccounted cash, liquor, drugs, freebies etc in the current polls to five state/UT assemblies have crossed Rs 1,000 crore, surpassing...

India reaches new peak of 1.7 lakh Covid-19 cases | India News

India recorded another new peak in daily cases with 1,70,195 fresh infections detected on Sunday, an 11.6% jump from the previous day’s tally of over...

Covid: NHRC notice to EC, govt on ‘unregulated’ poll gatherings | India News

BHUBANESHWAR: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought an action taken report (ATR) from the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and Union home secretary over...

Comrades debate over ‘Captain’ title | India News

KOZHIKODE: CPM strongman P Jayarajan has triggered a debate over the cult of personality in the party. Reflecting the divergent views among CPM leaders over...

Polls help chopper charters fly out of Covid mire | India News

MUMBAI: The ongoing assembly elections in four states have apparently vaccinated the Indian helicopter charter industry against the debilitating effects of the Covid pandemic. Industry...

Assembly elections 2021: Top developments | India News

NEW DELHI: The campaigning for the assembly elections of West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry picked up pace a day after the second...