Thrissur

  • Want to convert Kerala into global destination for higher studies, says CM Chandy 1 week ago

    Thrissur: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday said that his Government wanted to convert the state into a global destination for higher studies with institutions of international standards. Speaking after declaring St Thomas' College of Thrissur Catholic Archdiocese, as an autonomous college, he said it...
  • Jharkhand government official in Kerala to take children back home June 12, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: A fivemember team led by the Social Justice Department Director of Jharkhand have reached Kerala to take back the children who are now in the custody of the children's home in Palakkad. On June 9, Thrissur Police have found a group of 28 students at a madrasa in Thrissur....
  • Heavy rains lash Kerala, claims two lives May 8, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Heavy rains triggered by a low pressure over the Arabian Sea pounded most parts of Kerala on Thursday, claiming two lives, including a woman, besides causing extensive damage to crops and property. Incessant summer showers accompanied by strong winds brought rail tracks and roads under water in some places,...
  • Kerala: Vicar at large after molesting a minor girl April 25, 2014

    Thrissur: A vicar of a local church is absconding after allegedly molesting a 10-year-old girl, who was studying lessons for "Holy Communion", a church ceremony, police said. The accused identified as Raju Kokkan, Vicar of St.Paul's Catholic Church at Thaikkattussery near was booked under under IPC section 376 (punishment for rape)...
  • CAG's report on 2G spectrum is fool proof and best: Rai June 27, 2013

    Thrissur: Former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai on Wednesday said the audit report on 2G spectrum allocation was approved by a group of 12 CAGs from around the world, who described it as best. "CAG is the supreme audit agency in the country and its reports were being scrutinised...
  • Kerala: Thousands witness Thrissur Pooram April 21, 2013

    Thrissur: Kerala's popular temple festival Thrissur Pooram was held here on Sunday with thousands of people, including foreign tourists, witnessing the parade of 30 richly caparisoned pachyderms and performance by over 500 topranked percussionists. The spectacle of facetoface meeting of the 30 elephants 15 each from the Paramekkavu and...
  • Give voters a greater say in choice of candidates: Rahul April 17, 2013

    Thrissur: Ruing that in many states it is a selected few who decide on distribution of tickets, Congress VicePresident Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that political parties should reflect the voters' views in the choice of candidates for Lok Sabha and Assembly elections. Stressing that his aim was "to make Congress...
  • Rahul Gandhi to visit Kerala on Tuesday April 15, 2013

    Thrissur: Congress VicePresident Rahul Gandhi will arrive in Thrissur on Tuesday on a visit to Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA) at nearby Mulamkunnathukavu. The main objective of Rahul's visit would be to study the Kerala model of decentralisation, KILA Director Dr PP Balan said. The Congress leader would hold...
  • Kerala: Two years on, rape victim's mother awaits justice December 26, 2012

    Thrissur: A brutal rape that had led to outrage in Kerala resulted in the fasttrack court awarding the accused a death sentence. But two years later, CNNIBN travelled to Thrissur to find out if justice has been done and whether things have changed. On February 1, 2011, a 23yearold traveling...
  • Man kills his daughters by throwing them into temple pond September 28, 2012

    Thrissur: A father killed his two minor girls, aged seven and two, by throwing them into a temple pond at nearby Mangattukara on Thursday, police said. The man, after throwing them in, shouted out loudly that he had killed his children and was proceeding to the temple town of Guruvayoor. He was...
  • Kerala: Two H1N1 patients die, more cases reported July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Two people who had tested positive for swine flu died in Kerala on Sunday. Officials say 14 more cases have been reported, taking the total to 359 since January this year. The Department of Health claims it has stepped up measures to test, detect, and treat the infection. According...
  • TN: Mexican woman found dead, boyfriend held April 17, 2012

    Madurai: A middleaged Mexican woman who had gone missing in Srivilliputhur in Virudhunagar district on April 9, was allegedly found murdered in Madurai on Tuesday. Her 40yearold boyfriend was later arrested for allegedly murdering her and disposing the body in a suitcase after burning half of it, police said. The 36yearold...
  • T'puram: Speeding bus loses control, kills 4 April 16, 2012

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A Thrissurbound Thiruvananthapuram superfast bus had a headon collision with citybound fast passenger bus from Kollam at Kadambattukonam on Sunday evening. Four women were killed and at least 40 injured in the accident. The incident occurred around 7 pm.According to witnesses, the superfast bus was overspeeding and apparently lost...
  • Thrissur temple may be world heritage site March 19, 2012

    Thrissur: Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has recently recommended 14 sites, including temples and palaces, from Kerala to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESO) to include in its list of World Heritage Sites. ASI's superintending Archaeologist in Thrissur, Dr M Nambirajan told PTI on Monday that the ancient...
  • Thrissur: Asylum abuse exposed, 41 rescued January 3, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Fortyone mentally challenged inmates were found living in pathetic conditions in a dubious asylum in Thrissur in Kerala. The inmates were chained to their beds, without clothes, with not even a proper roof above their heads. The inmates, who are mostly men and two to three children were rescued after...
  • Woman jumps from train to escape molester February 2, 2011

    Thrissur: A 23yearold woman is battling for her life after she jumped from a running train to escape molestation bid by a man who entered the woman's compartment of the ErnakulamShornur passenger train, police said. The woman was found lying unconscious on the rail tracks with serious head injuries in between...
  • Why elephants run amok in Kerala temples | Watch April 24, 2008

    New Delhi: Every year, angry elephants trained to take part in temple festivals in Kerala turn on their trainers, injuring, killing people and damaging property. However, elephant lovers say it's the government that is really to be blamed. An elephant turned violent at the famous Kootalmanikyam temple at Irinjalakkuda in...
  • Kerala gears up to celebrate Thrissur Pooram April 11, 2008

    Thrissur: It's time once again for the colourful Thrissur Pooram in Kerala which starts on April 16. With the historic festival being just under a week away, round-the-clock preparations are on at the two temples Thiruvambadi and Paramekkavu, which are the centre of this 200-year-old festival. Vice President Thiruvambadi Dvaswom P. Chandrasekharan...
  • No elephants to add charm on Thrissur Pooram March 27, 2008

    Thrissur (Kerala): Caparisoned elephants are displayed accompanied by the traditional panchavadyam orchestra on Thrissur Pooram every year. However, this year the Kerala High Court has thrown water over the festivities, even before they have begun. It has upheld an earlier ban on parading elephants between 1100 hrs (IST) and 1400...
  • An indomitable spirit keeps this special kid going March 1, 2008

    Thrissur (Kerala): He likes to draw buses as much as he likes playing with them, just like any other boy his age. Kannan is special not just by circumstances but also by choice. This five-year-old was born without arms and legs, but never lets that stop him from having a good...
  • Kerala teacher forces kid to drink urine November 7, 2007

    Thrissur (Kerala): In a classroom, deep inside Thrissur - the cultural heart of Kerala – a teacher taught little Angel Mary a lesson. The three-year-old was forced to drink urine after she wet herself in class. Anganwadi teacher C V Mary apparently believed it would cure the child of the...
  • Control 'device' for angry Kerala elephants October 5, 2007

    Thrissur (Kerala): Mahouts in Kerala are under pressure as there have been several incidents of elephants running amok. The elephants running amok are a threat not only to others but also to themselves. At least six people have died in over 40 such incidents this year in Kerala. And now Mohandas, a...
  • Kerala farmers on fast unto death against mining mafia September 14, 2007

    Thrissur (Kerala): Eighty-five-year-old N Madhavan has cultivated paddy fields all his life, but now he cannot venture to the fields that were once his — thanks mainly to illegal sand and clay mining in the adjoining areas, waterlogging has made the fields completely un-usable. "I have two acres of land. But...
  • Onam brings extra cheer to Thrissur weavers August 27, 2007

    Thrissur: It’s festive season in Kerala. And a whopping sale of sarees and dhotis has made the handloom weavers in Kerala a happy lot. Nadia is just 18 years old, but she's already an expert weaver and part of Kerala's famous handloom industry. It’s this is the time of the year...
  • Thrussur mahouts get training to train elephants July 31, 2007

    Thrissur (Kerala): Over the last few months several instances of elephants turning violent and going on a rampage even killing people were reported across Kerala which was enough to make the state government take notice. Alarmed by the number of deaths caused by the rebellious jumbos, the government decided to introduce...
  • Meet Kerala's 10-year-old guardian angel July 26, 2007

    Thrissur (Kerala): Anu spends most of his days walking his dog and going for a dip in the neighbourhood pond -- an idyllic habit for any school boy. However, this 10-year-old's habit has, on four different occasions, saved the lives of four children. Says one of the children whom Anu...
  • Thrissur temple welcomes rains June 26, 2007

    Thrissur: Though the rains continue to wreak havoc across Kerala, there is still some monsoon magic left in Thrissur. It is during this time of the year that the main deity at a temple in Thrissur takes its holy dip. The Thanikkudam Bhagavathi Temple in the Thrissur district may look like...
  • Kerala town is book-ed this season June 17, 2007

    Thrissur: As students get ready for a new academic session, it's the busiest time of the year for Kunnamkulam's notebook industry. Come April, May and June, Kunnamkulam's notebooks reach all across Kerala and many places in the country. During this time the notebook industry alone earns close to Rs 200...
  • Kerala says hail to mango mood June 19, 2007

    Thrissur (Kerala): Mango lovers in Thrissur got a taste of not one but almost 200 varieties of mangoes at a festival in the city. Daseri, Panchavarna and Banganappally were some of the varieties farmers displayed at the festival. “This is the first time such a festival has been arranged....
  • Thrissur, ready for Pooram fest April 27, 2007

    Thrissur (Kerala): It is Pooram time and all attention in God’s own country. The biggest temple festival of Kerala, Thrissur Pooram starts on Friday. And for that matter, it is a gala time for people in the hotel business. Rooms have already been fully booked and that too at four to...