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Kerala: Poll officials to undergo daily screening | Thiruvananthapuram News

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The health department has released the advisory on Covid-19 screening and testing of officers, staff and security personnel involved in the local body election duties. All personnel involved in the conduct of the election process should undergo daily screening at the offices for symptoms of Covid-19 like fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc. Daily …

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Covid-19 positive voters: Certified list for special ballot to be prepared from Sunday in Kerala | Thiruvananthapuram News

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The certified list for special postal ballot will be prepared from Sunday onwards for the first phase of local body elections. The special postal ballot will be made available for Covid-19 positive patients and those under quarantine. The certified list for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha and Idukki where first phase polls will be held …

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CM’s additional private secretary admitted to hospital in Thiruvananthapuram | Thiruvananthapuram News

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: C M Raveendran, additional private secretary to chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, is unlikely to appear before Enforcement Directorate on Friday as he has been admitted to government medical college hospital, Thiruvananthapuram again. Raveendran was earlier under treatment at the hospital for Covid-19 and was discharged last week after testing negative. It is learnt that …

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Kerala records 6,491 fresh Covid-19 cases; toll touches 2,121 | Thiruvananthapuram News

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala on Wednesday registered 6,491 fresh Covid-19 cases and 26 deaths, taking the total caseload to 5,78,132and the toll to 2,121. A total of 5,770 people recovered from the viral infection, state Health Minister K K Shylaja said here. With this the total number of cured in the state has risen to 5,11,008, she …

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CPM central leadership forces govt to change 118A decision | Thiruvananthapuram News

Thiruvananthapuram: Hectic parleys among senior CPM leaders – including half a dozen politburo members on Sunday night and Monday morning – led to the LDF government’s decision of withdrawing the 118A amendment made to Kerala Police Act. Sources said the firm stand taken by CPM central leadership didn’t leave any room for the state leadership …

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Covid toll crosses 2,000 in Kerala; TPR at 9.6% | Thiruvananthapuram News

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With 25 more deaths confirmed due to Covid-19 on Saturday, the total Covid-19 deaths in the state crossed 2,000 mark. The official death toll in the state stood at 2022 on a day when 5,772 new Covid-19 positive cases were reported. The number of recoveries, 6,719, were more than the number of new patients. …

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Trichy- Nagercoil special train extended to Thiruvananthapuram | Thiruvananthapuram News

MADURAI: Southern Railway has announced that No 02627/02628 Tiruchchirappalli Junction – Nagercoil Junction – Tiruchchirappalli Junction daily special train will be extended to Thiruvananthapuram Central starting November 30. As per the revised schedule, the trains in both directions will have stoppage at Nagercoil Town instead of Nagercoil Junction. The departure and arrival of the train …

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Test positivity rate in Kerala drops to 9.5%; 69,000 active | Thiruvananthapuram News

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Positivity rate in the state dropped further, to 9.5%, after 6,419 turned positive for Covid-19 from 67,369 samples tested in 24 hours. The state continues to report more recoveries than fresh cases; 7,066 patients recovered on Friday, following which the active cases tally is 69,394. To date, 4,68,460 have beaten Covid-19 in the state. …

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Kerala: ‘Decision on more pilgrims soon’ | Thiruvananthapuram News

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Devaswom minister Kadakampally Surendran has said that the government is open to the idea of allowing more pilgrims per day to Sabarimala temple. He said a decision will be taken in consultation with all departments concerned. “The temple revenue has been severely hit and it is known to everyone. At present, only 1,000 people …

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Govt to express dissent on CAG findings about KIIFB | Thiruvananthapuram News

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government has decided to express its strong dissent on the comptroller and auditor general (CAG) findings against the KIIFB. For this, the state will soon write to the CAG. Meanwhile, the Congress-led opposition would approach the President and the governor alleging that finance minister T M Thomas Isaac committed serious lapse by …

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Kerala: Active clusters shrink, but experts call for caution | Thiruvananthapuram News

A man uses his face shield to take cover from rain at Pazhavangady in Thiruvananthapuram on Friday THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a major relief to the state, the health department’s latest analysis finds that 417 of the 610 active Covid-19 clusters are now back to normalcy. However, the experts have cautioned that festivals and election may trigger …

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Public hearing on KSEB truing up pleas on Dec 15 & 22 | Thiruvananthapuram News

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) will hold a public hearing via video conferencing on Dec 15 and 22 to record public opinion on the truing up petition submitted by Kerala State Electricity Board for the period-2017-18 and 2018-19. Suggestions and opinions regarding the truing up of KSEB revenue and expenditure for the two …

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As corp poll campaign heats up, candidates grow wary of Covid-19; BJP candidate at Nedumcadu tests positive | Thiruvananthapuram News

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Even before nomination submission has begun in the district for local-body polls, the pandemic situation is making candidates extremely wary as campaigning poses the risk of them turning Covid-positive. Testing positive means to take a break of at least 17 days from active campaigning as per existing protocol, which will be ‘suicidal’ as most …

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Kerala reports 3,593 new Covid-19 cases | Thiruvananthapuram News

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A total of 3,593 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in Kerala on Monday. State Health Department said 5,983 patients were cured of the disease in the last 24 hours. Out of 3,593 new cases, 3,070 people were infected through direct contact and the source of infection of 409 was not known. Those infected …

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Kerala: 197 new courses in higher education gets nod | Thiruvananthapuram News

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: State higher education department has given administrative sanction for universities to start 197 new courses, on the basis of the recommendations of a committee headed by MG University vice-chancellor Sabu Thomas. The six-member committee had asked the government to introduce a number of hybrid courses in undergraduate and postgraduate levels as part of improving …

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Kerala’s Covid-19 caseload breaches 4.61 lakh mark, with 7002 new cases | Thiruvananthapuram News

THIRUVNANTHAPURAM: With the addition of 7,002 fresh cases on Friday, Kerala‘s Covid-19 count touched 4,62,469, while over 80,000 people are presently undergoing treatment, Health minister K K Shailaja said. Twenty-seven deaths were confirmed due to Covid-19 in the state today, pushing the toll to 1,640. As many as 7,854 people were cured of the infection, …

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8,516 of 71,000 samples tested turns Covid-19 positive in Kerala | Thiruvananthapuram News

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state on Wednesday reported 8,516 Covid-19 cases from 71,270 samples tested over 24 hours. Meanwhile, 8,206 patients recovered from the infection, taking the number of recoveries to date to 3,72,951. There are 84,995 patients undergoing treatment for Covid-19 in the state. Among the new cases, 8,419 got infected through local contacts, of whom …

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Kerala govt turns down TDB request for more devotees | Thiruvananthapuram News

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government has turned down the Travancore Devaswom Board’s request to increase the number of devotees through the virtual queue during the Mandala-Makaravilakku festival season considering the pandemic situation prevailing in the state. TDB had requested to allow more devotees after 86,000 reservations were made within two hours of the commencement of the …

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Kerala: 9-year-old tigress played hide and seek for hours, captured and secured eventually | Thiruvananthapuram News

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The nine-year-old tigress which kept both the villagers and forest officials on tenterhooks for nearly two days was eventually captured and shifted to cage at Neyyar on Sunday. She escaped from the cage on Saturday triggering panic. For hours, the tigress played hide and seek with three teams who were in pursuit and the …

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Kerala gold smuggling case: CM knows where missing iPhone is, says K Surendran | Thiruvananthapuram News

THIRUVANANTHPURAM: BJP state president K Surendran claimed the whereabouts of the one missing iPhone that Unitac Builders had given to Swapna Suresh, one of the key accused in gold smuggling case, to be handed over to people in and close to the government are known to chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. “The chief minister has been …

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