ALAPPUZHA

  • Kerala: 45-year-old woman dies after being set ablaze in a train compartment October 21, 2014

    Kannur: A 45-year-old woman in Kerala was set ablaze in a train compartment on Monday night. The incident happened in Kannur to Alappuzha Express train at 4:40 am and the woman succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday morning. The train was to depart at 5 AM and there was no...
  • Kerala Panchayat sets an example by ensuring safety for women June 29, 2014

    Mararikulam: While crimes against women are being reported in all corners of the country, one panchayat in Kerala's Alappuzha district has made it its mission to ensure that the state records minimum atrocities against women. The Panchayat's efforts first began in 2011 with small groups of women meeting and discussing...
  • Kerala: Pen cap, coin found in oesophagus of 25-day-old March 29, 2014

    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 a...
  • Unity of secular forces essential to stall BJP from coming to power: Pawar November 17, 2013

    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...
  • Kerala CM launches India's first seaplane service June 3, 2013

    Kollam: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Sunday launched the country's first seaplane service from the backwaters in Kollam. Initially, the sixseater 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 more...
  • Kerala church roof collapse: Death toll rises to two April 9, 2013

    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 underconstruction church collapses April 9, 2013

    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...
  • Kerala: Four tourists drown as houseboat capsizes January 26, 2013

    Alappuzha: Four tourist from Tamil Nadu, including a child, drowned in Kerala's Alappuzha district after a houseboat capsized on Saturday. The incident took place at a popular tourist spot of the district, Punnamada lake. Sixty tourists from Chennai were at the spot when the houseboat capsized. The remaining tourists have been...
  • Kerala: 2 houseboats go up in flames August 30, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: One person was killed when two houseboats went up in flames in Kerala's tourist location of Alappuzha. Investigations are on to establish the cause of the fire, police said Thursday. "Three houseboats were docked at the site. Two were gutted in the fire. The third was moved away before...
  • Search narrowing in on ship that hit fishermen's boat March 3, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Efforts continued on Friday to identify the ship that rammed into a fishing boat off Kerala coast causing the death of two fishermen from the state with shipping authorities questioning a number of ships. "We are questioning a number of ships (that passed through the area) but will not...
  • Probe into mass caesareans at Kerala hospital April 23, 2011

    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 year...
  • Around 70 per cent polling in Kerala byelections November 7, 2009

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala saw heavy polling of around 70 per cent in the three assembly constituencies of Kannur, Ernakulam and Alappuzha in largely peaceful bypolls on Saturday. Though the final percentage is to be officially announced, Kannur recorded the maximum turnout. According to district collector PB Salim, the final tally in...