Alappuzha

  • Kerala: Pen cap, coin found in oesophagus of 25-day-old 29-03-2014 06:00 PM

    In a shock to his parents and doctors, a collection of articles, including an eraser bar and a pen cap, were found in the oesophagus of a 25-day-old boy in Alappuzha district. A one rupee coin was also recovered from the trachea of the baby after a two-hour surgery by...
  • Unity of secular forces essential to stall BJP from coming to power: Pawar 17-11-2013 03:06 PM

    Alappuzha: Holding that the unity of secular forces is essential to stall the BJP from coming to power, Union Minister and NCP leader Sharad Pawar has said the Left parties should factor in this reality while working out its strategies for the coming Lok Sabha elections. Addressing a public meeting,...
  • Kerala CM launches India's first seaplane service 03-06-2013 05:56 AM

    Kollam: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Sunday launched the country's first seaplane service from the backwaters in Kollam. Initially, the six-seater Cessna 206 H amphibian aircraft will be utilised for this service, which will be launched officially for tourists in August 2013. "By the end of this year, four...
  • Kerala church roof collapse: Death toll rises to two 09-04-2013 12:59 PM

    Alappuzha: With one more worker succumbing to his injuries in the wee hours on Tuesday, the toll in the collapse of an under construction church at nearby Aroor rose to two. Nine others are being treated at different hospitals in Kochi and here for injuries sustained when concreting work of...
  • Kerala: 1 dead as under-construction church collapses 09-04-2013 10:40 AM

    Alappuzha: A worker was killed and 10 others were injured as an under construction Church in Kerala's Alappuzha district collapsed on Monday evening. At least 20 workers were present at the construction site when the dome of the church collapsed. Most of them were rescued later but three are still...
  • Probe into mass caesareans at Kerala hospital 23-04-2011 12:53 PM

    Alappuzha: Kerala health department on Saturday began a probe into 'mass caesarians' performed on pregnant women in a brief two day span in a government hospital in Alappuzha, allegedly to suit the 'holiday' plans of gynaecologists. Adding a serious dimension, health experts alleged that the number of caesarians performed every...