5 British tourists under observation in Kerala test positive for coronavirus

Kochi: Five British tourists who were under quarantine at a hospital here on Friday turned positive for Covid-19, said a state Minister. With this the total number of positive cases has touched 30. “These 5 positive patients all aged over 60 include one woman. They were part of a 19-member tourist group from the UK. […]

COVID-19 positive British national, group stopped at Kochi airport from flying to Dubai

Kochi: A group of foreign tourists including a coronavirus positive British national was stopped from flying to Dubai at Cochin airport on Sunday, the officials said. The patient arrived in Kerala on March 2 and reached Munnar on March 7. But on March 10 he developed symptoms of coronavirus and was asked to remain under […]

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FB honours Kerala teenager for fixing bug in WhatsApp, promises him place in Hall Of Fame

Kochi: Facebook has honoured a 19-year-old student from Kerala for spotting a memory corruption bug on its instant messaging platform WhatsApp, the media reported. K.S. Ananthakrishna, a B.Tech student at Pathanamthitta Mount Zion College of Engineering College, detected the bug that enabled other people to completely remove files on WhatsApp without knowledge of the user, according […]

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Arrested Kerala IS suspect sent to judicial custody

Kochi:  Alleged Islamic State operative Riyas Aboobacker, who was taken into custody by the NIA two days back from Kerala’s Palakkad and formally arrested on Monday, was sent to judicial custody till May 29 by the special court here on Tuesday. Aboobacker alias Abu Dujana was arrested on charges for conspiring to commit a terrorist […]

Veteran Kerala politician K.M. Mani dead

Kochi: Veteran Kerala politician K.M. Mani, who never lost any Assembly election since 1967, died on Tuesday evening at a private hospital here, doctors said. The 86-year-old was undergoing treatment for a lung ailment since his admission to the hospital last week. Mani’s party is the biggest ally of the Congress in the United Democratic […]

Now Shashi Tharoor’s aunt, uncle join BJP

Kochi:  A day after Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan joined the BJP, Thiruvananthapuram Congress Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor’s aunt and her husband took membership of the BJP here on Friday. Sobhana Sasikumar, Tharoor’s mother’s sister, as well as her husband Sasikumar and 13 others were welcomed into the party by state BJP president P.S. Sreedharan […]

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Backstabbing is in the DNA of Malayalees: K.J.Alphons

Kochi :  The lone Keralite in the Narendra Modi Cabinet, bureaucrat-turned-politician K.J. Alphons, on Sunday expressed his ire at the way Malayalees behave and attributed it to a DNA issue where backstabbing is common. “Malayalees have a characteristic of seeing things in a poor light, whenever another Malayalee achieves something. Malayalees have a DNA problem […]