Kottayam

  • Couple in prayers for safety of three daughters in Iraq June 20, 2014

    Kottayam: A couple whose three daughters are working as nurses in Iraq are in prayers here as anxiety over the fate of the Indians stranded in various cities of the trouble-torn country continues unabated. But to their relief, the three -- Dona, Sona and Veena --called their father C C...
  • Kerala: Pastor arrested for allegedly raping 17-year-old inside church May 1, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: A pastor was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl inside the premises of a church in Kottayam. The alleged rape happened on February 23 but the incident came to light only on April 28. The girl did not inform her parents as she was threatened by the...
  • Kerala bags UN award for sustainable tourism February 10, 2014

    Kumarakom: The United Nations has brought in some good news for Kerala Tourism as Kumarakom has become the first Indian destination to win an UN Award for sustainable tourism. Right from coconut leaves weaving to coir making, toddy tapping and a country boat ride through the lush green Vembanad...
  • Angiogram conducted on Kerala CM, condition stable January 13, 2014

    An angiogram was conducted on Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who was admitted to hospital this morning after he complained of physical exhaustion and uneasiness. Doctors attending on Chandy at the Medical College Hospital at Kottayam said his condition was stable but he has been advised complete rest for two days. According...
  • Kerala CM Oommen Chandy hospitalised January 13, 2014

    Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy was hospitalised on Monday after he felt uneasiness and he is likely to undergo an angiography later in the day, said sources. He was admitted to the Kottayam Medical College hospital after he felt uneasy. Doctors attending on the 70-year old veteran Kerala politician said that he...
  • Darjeeling still remains most popular destination for winter vacations December 15, 2013

    With Christmas knocking on the door, Darjeeling seems to be the most popular among Indians gearing up for winter vacations, according to a report. "An old-time favourite summer destination, Darjeeling, continues to remain the most favourite destination even during the winter season, as it is one of the famous hill stations...
  • Ashiq Abu to marry Rima Kallingal in November October 14, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Upcoming director Ashiq Abu has confirmed that he and popular actress Rima Kallingal will get married next month. Both are active in Malayalam movies. "A lot was being said about us and some even said that our marriage is over. But the fact of the matter is that our marriage...
  • Kerala: Father, stepmother torture five-year-old child for 2 years July 18, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: In yet another instance of brutalities against children, a five-year-old landed at a government hospital in Kottayam in Kerala after being allegedly tortured by his father and stepmother for two years. The state government has adopted the child and lodged an attempt to murder case on the father and...
  • Kerala: Guru Gopinath award for danseuse Bhavani Chellappan July 13, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Noted danseuse Kottayam Bhavani Chellappan has been selected for this year's "Guru Gopinath Natya Puraskaram", instituted by 'Guru Gopinath Natanagramam'. The 87-year-old dancer was selected for the honour in view of her overall contribution to classical dance for the last six decades, award committee chairman Rosecourt Krishna Pillai told a...
  • Kerala man walks 40 km through forest with pregnant wife on shoulder June 10, 2013

    Kottayam: In an effort to save his pregnant wife and their child, a man walked through forest for about 40 kms in heavy rains carrying the ailing woman on his shoulders to get her to a hospital, but failed to save the baby. The tribal youth, Ayyappan, carrying his seven-month pregnant...
  • Malayalam superstar Mammooty meets the Mayor May 31, 2013

    Malayalam superstar Mammooty was taken by surprise while shooting for his upcoming film 'Kadal Kadannoru' in North Rhine Westphailia in Germany when the Mayor Brent Gunter visited the sets. Mammooty will be essaying the role of an NRI in the film. The storyline deals with the story of a couple who...
  • Malayalam actor Kuldeep to star in 'Oru Yakshy Kadha' April 20, 2013

    It has been more than couple of years that Mollywood has witnessed a ghost thriller. And so after a very long time 'Oru Yakshy Kadha' written and directed by film maker Nandhan Menon is on the roll to scare thae audience. Kuldeep, who made debut in a Malayalam movie titled...
  • Actor Rajeev Pillai to star in 'Second Innings' March 16, 2013

    Actor Rajeev Pillai is set to play an orphan in Shanoo Sharma's 'Second Innings', which talks about how everyone deserves a second chance in life. Rajeev's character falls in love with a girl, and later he gets to know that he is suffering from a severe disease. He decides to help...
  • Family restrained by church: Suryanelli victim's mother March 8, 2013

    Kottayam: The mother of the Suryanelli gangrape victim on Friday alleged that her family members had been restrained from attending the church by the Vicar of their parish in view of recent developments in the 1996 case. The church, however, refuted the charge maintaining that no ban of any kind...
  • Actor Prithviraj bags the Kerala State Awards February 22, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Prithviraj and Rima Kallingal bagged the best actor and actress awards, respectively, at the Kerala State Film Awards 2012 announced here Friday. While Prithviraj won the award for his performances in 'Celluloid' and 'Ayalum Njanum Thammil', Rima got the best actress award for her performance in the film '22 Female...
  • Suryanelli case: Key convict Dharmarajan taken into custody February 15, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: The third accused in the Suryanelli rape case, SS Dharmarajan, was taken into custody by a special team of the Kerala police on Friday. Dharmarajan was arrested from an undisclosed location in Karnataka and will be brought to the special court in Kottayam where he will be presented before...
  • 2012: Year of small films at southern box-office December 25, 2012

    Chennai: Believe it or not but 2012 has sounded the death knell for hero-worshipping scripts. Out of the 423 films released to date in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam, the most successful have been the ones sans any superstar or mega budget. Some of the small wonders of 2012 include Tamil...
  • Survey: Bizarre small town sex facts you didn't know December 4, 2012

    The INDIA TODAY-Nielsen Sex Survey of four metros (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai) as well as 12 towns (Hisar, Moradabad, Kota, Kolhapur, Jamnagar, Ratlam, Salem, Kottayam, Guntur, Asansol, Baleshwar and Aizawl) throws up some interesting facts about how people from India's small towns behave between the sheets. The 10th annual sex...
  • Kerala: Man rides naked on bike for an hour November 16, 2012

    Kottayam: In a stunning spectacle, a 30-year-old man rode a motorcycle in and around the town here for about an hour before his naked quest was halted by police and local people. The daring show of the man riding the bike totally naked was first noted by some passersby at...
  • Kerala: Man attacks estranged wife in court premises November 15, 2012

    Kottayam (Kerala): A 60-year-old man attacked and seriously wounded his estranged wife of Sri Lankan origin at a court premises here, police said on Thursday. The man, identified as Kuriakose, attacked Dayanidhi on Wednesday at the veranda of the first class magistrate court, police said. Kuriakose has been arrested. The 45-year-old...
  • Directors Ashiq and Anwar to get Mohan Raghavan Award October 17, 2012

    Malayalam directors Aashiq Abu and Anwar Rasheed will be honoured with the Mohan Raghavan Award for their films '22 Female Kottayam' and 'Usthad Hotel', respectively. The award includes a cash prize of Rs.25,000, a citation and a statuette. John Paul, head of the jury, announced the award in a press meet at...
  • Kerala govt orders probe into juvenile home abuse October 11, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has ordered a probe into the alleged sexual abuse of children in a juvenile home at Thiruvanchur in Kottayam district, run by the Social Welfare Department. Based on a report by CNN-IBN, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy instructed the Director of Social Welfare Department to conduct an...
  • Kottayam: Kids sexually abused at a juvenile home October 11, 2012

    Kottayam: Two kids who lived in juvenile home in Kottayam, Kerala have finally spoken out against the atrocities carried out by the attackers, who were none other than caretakers and senior boys at the home. After months of abuse, two children have come forward with tales of how caretakers and...
  • '22 Female Kottayam' completes 100 days in theatres July 27, 2012

    One of the boldest movies to have ever arrived on Mollywood, Aashiq Abu's '22 Female Kottayam' has celebrated its 100 days run. The movie which has a refreshing theme and superb execution is touted as the best dark film in Mollywood which also managed to fetch popular as well as...
  • Ex-IGNOU V-C charged with corruption July 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The former vice chancellor of the Indira Gandhi National Open University, VN Rajasekharan Pillai, was on Thursday charged with corruption by the CBI. Pillai is accused of favouring the Sikkim Manipal and the Punjab Technical universities without following due procedures. The CBI on Thursday conducted raids at his properties in...
  • 916: When families lose their balance July 19, 2012

    Conflicts within dysfunctional families have always been a favourite subject to filmmakers. Director M Mohanan says his latest movie, ‘916’ narrates a set of events when two closely-knit families lose their balance. The director, who has always made it a point to helm socially relevant movies that leave a message like...
  • Video: Making of film '22 Female Kottayam' May 25, 2012

    'Salt N Pepper' fame Aashiq Abu who had been in the pre-production work of his 'Idukki Gold' has suddenly shifted his plans and announced his new movie in the title '22 Female Kottayam'(22FK). Another small film featuring Rima Kallingal and Fahad Fazil in the lead cast, the new movie will...
  • Return of the native for Mollywood after a year May 20, 2012

    Remember last Diwali, the festival season in the last week of October with three big releases ‘Ra. One’, ‘Velayudham’ and ‘Ezham Arivu’? The Malayalam industry looked almost a loser as these three films ruled the screens of Kerala for nearly one month and there were hardly any good cinemas left...
  • Malayalam Review: '22 Female Kottayam' is excellent May 19, 2012

    When we first heard the song 'Chillane', we suspected something in its lyrics that posed a contempt on the tenderness of female psyche. But after watching the movie, which intelligently narrates the transformation of a gullible, 22 year girl into bold, tough women, in between the repetition of the same...
  • Releases postponed for unavailability of theatres May 16, 2012

    The 18th of May was scheduled to witness at least five releases in Mollywood. ‘Hero’, ‘Thiruvambady Thampaan’, ‘Namukku Parkaan’, ‘Ezham Sooryan’ and ‘Vaadhyar’ were all trying to be on theatres to make the best of the summer holidays. But the latest report says that all these films are now shifted...