Alappuzha Read latest news updates from Alappuzha District Kerala in English. Watch Videos and Photos of Exclusive Breaking News. Onmanorama en Fri, 09 Aug 2019 06:07:17 GMT Class 8 student turns hero in school after saving infant from pond Sunil, a Class 8 student, is now a ‘Superhero’ in his school after saving two-and-a-half-year-old Safna from drowning. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 01:10:20 GMT Lottery ticket bought 2 minutes before draw wins Rs 60 lakh She bought the Akshaya lottery ticket from the Kommady Kuyil Lottery Agency (No. AY-771712) at 2.58 pm, just two minutes before the draw, on Wednesday. Fri, 08 Nov 2019 01:05:29 GMT Govt rewards selfless ambulance employee with permanent job The incident which revealed Saifudeen’s courage and good heart took place on September 5, 2018 at Chambakkulam hospital. Sun, 03 Nov 2019 00:56:23 GMT New girder design expected to bail out stalled Alappuzha bypass The construction of the 6.8km-long bypass was stalled for the past one year after a railway inspection team found minor differences in cambers of two girders, which are part of the rail over bridge connecting the elevated bypass. Sat, 02 Nov 2019 00:50:36 GMT A crime that will put thriller to shame It all started with a matrimonial advertisement placed by the woman's family, hailing from Kurathikadu, in a newspaper and Edathua-native Sumesh, responding to it. Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:28:44 GMT Vembanad slowly turning into a swamp: Experts Plants have started to grow in areas where the lake’s depth has decreased due to accumulation of silt, according to a study conducted by International Research and Training Centre for Below Sea-level Farming. Wed, 09 Oct 2019 00:56:17 GMT Protest brewing over delay in finishing Alappuzha bypass Only construction on a 200 m stretch has to be completed on the 6.8 km-long bypass. Mon, 07 Oct 2019 00:55:13 GMT How to measure toddy? Excise dept in the dark Protests have been brewing in the Kerala excise department after an officer was transferred for inaccurately measuring toddy. Sat, 05 Oct 2019 00:32:48 GMT College union chairman learning lessons of life at restaurant Every day, after his classes, Shankar rushes to a restaurant at Mullakkal in the heart of the town to serve customers. Sun, 29 Sep 2019 00:29:00 GMT Sraddha Mohan, a Kuttanad link for ‘Howdy, Modi!’ Sraddha Mohan, who rendered the welcome song at the ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event in Houston, Texas in the USA, has a Kuttanad connection. Fri, 27 Sep 2019 00:51:53 GMT How cops caught a youth who vandalised 25 cars in Alappuzha The attack was triggered after Sreelal was frustrated over losing Rs 40,000 in the sale of second-hand vehicles. Sun, 22 Sep 2019 08:22:09 GMT Onasadya - cops' goodwill gesture for lonely woman in her nineties After this incident, SI said that it came to light that several children started to visit their parents who were living alone. Sun, 15 Sep 2019 00:26:51 GMT Vegetable farming in water? This Alappuzha farmer shows the way While the plant will be rooted in land and a canopy will be created above water for the plant to grow and bear fruit. Sat, 14 Sep 2019 00:53:50 GMT Swindlers on the prowl in parts of Alappuzha The police have arrested three men for cheating Shyju off his money after promising him the rare snake. Tue, 10 Sep 2019 00:56:58 GMT Son abandons 93-year-old mother, brother reclaims her after legal battle Bhargaviamma of Thazhakara village in Kerala's Alappuzha district had to go through agonising times for over a year. Sun, 08 Sep 2019 00:43:24 GMT Houses, shops in Kuttanad go for an uplift to escape flood These days new buildings are constructed at a height of 5 to 6ft from the surface considering the frequent floods in Kuttanad. Low-cost houses without cement and bricks are also being increasingly constructed. Thu, 29 Aug 2019 00:47:50 GMT Inland fisheries take a beating after floods As the fish breed in the months of June and July, schools of fish are found in inland water bodies during that period. Mon, 26 Aug 2019 00:55:15 GMT Missing youth's body recovered from Alappuzha beach Manu, 27, of Michanad Colony at Mannanchery in the district was murdered by a gang late on June 19 after a scuffle near a bar hotel. Sun, 25 Aug 2019 08:22:16 GMT Boy dies as seat belt tightens up badly during car-lorry crash on NH It is likely that his seat belt malfunctioned on impact and subsequently his torso and stomach were strangled. Sat, 24 Aug 2019 05:00:03 GMT Critical roads in Kuttanad need to be raised to avoid flood logjam Though tenders are often issued for constructing raised roads, the work somehow doesn't materialise. Sat, 24 Aug 2019 00:37:36 GMT NRI murdered in drunken brawl Shameer Khan, son of Tajuddin (Raju), was killed near a bar on Kayamkulam Highway. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:52:29 GMT A relationship that blossomed on altruism during floods Sneha was always there to lend a helping hand to Sujay and his friends in their endeavor to distribute materials to flood-hit people and clean houses after the waters receded. Sun, 18 Aug 2019 01:04:08 GMT Revenue dept says sorry to CPM worker wrongly accused of fund collection in relief camp On Friday, Omanakuttan was suspended from the party for allegedly collecting money those housed in the relief camp to pay for a vehicle that transported materials to the camp. Sat, 17 Aug 2019 09:15:59 GMT Dredging on at spillway for speedy drainage into sea Alappuzha: Amid floods in major parts of Kerala, a region that regularly gets marooned every monsoon is taking steps to mitigate another disaster as had happened last year around the same time. Efforts are on to increase the depth and width of spillway at Thottapally in Alappuzha district so that Sat, 17 Aug 2019 00:39:49 GMT Packages of food, liquor thrown into Mavelikara jail The police have begun collecting the images from CCTV cameras placed at various parts of the prison. Fri, 09 Aug 2019 00:41:32 GMT Nehru Trophy Boat Race postponed due to harsh weather The event would begin with the heats contest of the small boats at 11am on August 10. Fri, 09 Aug 2019 07:15:13 GMT Bats died of starvation in Cherthala It is assumed that the bats died of starvation as they were trapped inside the warehouse as the door got shut due to strong winds in the area. Mon, 05 Aug 2019 01:01:01 GMT Young mother of two literally gasping after a botched thyroid surgery Devimol today wishes to breathe like any other person and be healthy enough to attend to her children Sheena and Shibu. Mon, 29 Jul 2019 01:00:40 GMT Novel project likely to revive demand for screwpine mats The project, which will be implemented in four phases in three years, will provide jobs to 40 to 50 people. Thu, 25 Jul 2019 00:56:58 GMT Carcass of elephant seal washes ashore on Cherthala beach The seal was more than 10 metres long and weighed over 5 tonnes, authorities said. Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:28:21 GMT Autokast hopes to turn around with a railway order Despite the stiff competition, Autokast bagged the tender, becoming the first public sector unit to do so. Thu, 11 Jul 2019 00:46:27 GMT Regular passenger of KSRTC bus gets a ‘smart’ gift from fellow travellers Sivan is a member of the WhatsApp group of the regular passengers in RMP 701 bus. The group has over 60 members. He used to regularly update the timings of Kayamkulam and Mavelikkara buses in the morning and evening. Thu, 04 Jul 2019 00:49:52 GMT Drug gang hacks teen to settle a score with brother The assailants suspected that the police caught them based on a tip-off given by the boy's brother. Wed, 03 Jul 2019 06:22:45 GMT Sister, hubby kill Kerala ragpicker, take body on scooter for 33km According to the police, Michael Raj, a native of Vithur Nagar in Sivakasi, who worked as a ragpicker, was murdered while he was sleeping on the veranda of a shop at Clappana near Oachira. Thu, 27 Jun 2019 05:54:18 GMT Probe on as TV anchor Marin Babu's parents' allege foul play in her death Her parents had filed a complaint with the Kochi city police commissioner and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, alleging foul play. Mon, 24 Jun 2019 11:01:58 GMT 12 flyovers to come up at Alappuzha-Changanassery road The work is expected to cost Rs 350 crore. Thu, 20 Jun 2019 11:18:39 GMT Fish prices soar beyond reach of many If ‘chakara’ becomes elusive, the coastal population would face financial problems as most of them had taken loans from banks and other financial institutions to buy boats and other fishing equipment. Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:46:12 GMT 5 BJP activists held for murder attempt on DYFI worker About 200 armed policemen under the leadership of Cherthala ASP R Vishwanath, additional ASP B Krishna Kumar and four CIs are currently camping in the area. Thu, 13 Jun 2019 10:31:32 GMT Fire guts century-old house, short circuit likely The Fire Force from Changanssery town battled with the fire for around 1 ½ hours to bring it under control. Sat, 08 Jun 2019 19:27:12 GMT Elephant sits atop car that rammed into it The police said that the car which came from the Chengannur direction had lost control before hitting the elephant from behind. Mon, 27 May 2019 08:44:10 GMT Shortage of fish in coastal waters hits traditional fishworkers The shortage of coastal fishes has affected the traditional fish workers more, as they mostly depend upon the fish found nearer to the coast. Fri, 24 May 2019 04:44:37 GMT SFI comes forward to save the life of an ailing KSU activist! A former SFI leader has offered a kidney to the ailing student leader Muhammed Rafi (22), a member of the Kayamkulam block committee of the KSU. Wed, 22 May 2019 04:19:49 GMT 247 students take admission at this govt school in just 1 hour! About 15 counters manned by teachers were set up for the special admission drive held between 11 and 12 noon on May 3. Tue, 07 May 2019 06:35:50 GMT Scamsters who recruited for SI, ASI posts now in police net Items seized from the gang, include fake police badges, uniforms, letter pads, seals, and police clearance certificates. Sun, 05 May 2019 01:02:04 GMT Cloth bags to beat plastic blues in Haripad Sending out a strong green message, the local corporation here is starting a unit to manufacture cloth bags in a bid to root out the menace of plastic bags. Tue, 30 Apr 2019 00:53:54 GMT Bounty for Venmani farmers, all thanks to floods Paddy fields in Idaneer, Menilam, Pallippuram saw 100% output, though harvests are due from the Changappadam and Vettuveli lands. Thu, 25 Apr 2019 00:55:03 GMT 61-year-old actress files rape complaint against youth As per the complaint, Ernakulam-native Siya raped the actress multiple times in a hotel at Thottapilly. Sun, 14 Apr 2019 01:14:44 GMT Water scarcity in coastal area hampers funeral rituals People of Mithilapuri are forced to carry pots of water on their heads from distant places to wash the body of the dead person. Sun, 07 Apr 2019 01:13:30 GMT Footprint, strand of hair, booze bill: How cops solved Thiruvampady murder case The police interrogated 430 people who had contacted Jacqueline in the last one year. Sat, 06 Apr 2019 00:45:19 GMT When cops double up as farmers The cops at the Kurathikkad police station grow vegetables organically on the station premises for supplying it to their mess. Wed, 27 Mar 2019 17:20:40 GMT Obscure village in Alappuzha district produces seven doctors this year Kavungal was last in the news when it achieved the rare milestone of having at least one government official in 90 per cent of its houses; most of them police officers. Wed, 27 Mar 2019 16:52:14 GMT Radio Mango launched in Alappuzha Radio Mango will be available in Alappuzha on FM frequency 92.7. Tue, 26 Mar 2019 04:15:02 GMT Scary ride on inter-state bus with sozzled driver Once off the bus and confirmed drunk, the driver was approached by coworkers and made to sit on a chair. Mon, 25 Mar 2019 00:38:39 GMT After the flood, the drought: Acres of paddy wither away in Upper Kuttanad The paddy fields of Upper Kuttanad show no sign of a devastating flood that submerged most of Kerala just seven months ago. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 01:55:55 GMT Relief for disabled woman found selling lottery tickets under blazing sun The woman, Geethu, was found selling lottery tickets under the blazing sun beside the Cherthala- Thannermukkam road recently. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 01:42:29 GMT Flood-hit primary health centres restored and upgraded The transformed FHCs will serve as first-level health delivery points and feature the state-of-the-art diagnostic and intervention protocols. Sun, 03 Mar 2019 04:09:59 GMT Two quick-thinking ambulance staff help woman deliver at home Though attempts were made to carry the woman on stretcher, her labour pain got intense forcing the ambulance staff decided to conduct the delivery at home, with the help of a delivery kit. Sat, 23 Feb 2019 11:11:50 GMT 'Filmi' liquor outlet stumps local tipplers The liquor outlet was created for the shooting of Jayaram-starrer 'Grand Father'. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:02:17 GMT Man held for killing kin who harassed his daughter When Solomon saw Kuriakose speaking to his daughter on Sunday, he stabbed the youth. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 08:01:21 GMT Delhi youth offer truckload of study materials for flood-hit Kuttanad students Around 3400 LFT volunteers worked in 200 schools and colleges to collect a truckload of educational materials for children in Kuttanad. Sat, 16 Feb 2019 01:46:48 GMT When cows graced roof tops during 1977 elections Many national leaders, including Youth Congress national president Ambika Soni, came to Alappuzha to campaign for Sudheeran. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:18:27 GMT Man bitten by snake dies soon after receiving wrong shot at Cherthala hospital He was taken to the casualty wing of the taluk hospital where the duty doctor gave first aid and an injection for gastritis and allergy, and referred the patient to the Alappuzha Medical College. Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:54:36 GMT Fruit-bearing trees hit by August floods Though the mango trees have started to flower, the experts are sceptical about a robust mango harvest this time around. Sat, 09 Feb 2019 01:47:19 GMT Bottle of milk fetches Rs 20,000 at church auction Other products like jackfruits and mangoes too went for high bids, ending in a final collection of Rs 3.5 lakh. Fri, 08 Feb 2019 01:49:20 GMT Brave act: 11-year-old boy saves grandmother from drowning Rojin, a Class VI student, did not think about his safety when he plunged into the water to rescue his grandmother Mariyamma. Tue, 29 Jan 2019 15:23:50 GMT Cop, young chef bleed to death after bike accidents The policeman on highway patrol, who has saved many lives on duty, lay unattended on the road for half an hour after falling off his bike. Mon, 28 Jan 2019 05:07:55 GMT 58 & 33: Woman-daughter prove age is just a number, clear SSLC exams Sunitha, 33, is the daughter of Radhamani, 58, of Chengannur. Fri, 25 Jan 2019 11:22:48 GMT A crack that put Railways on wrong track: Youth who lost phone on train to get Rs 27,999 damages During the course of journey to Shoranur, the youth's mobile slipped out of the train through a fissure in the coach. Wed, 23 Jan 2019 07:39:04 GMT Rahul's grandfather dies even as the boy remains missing Rahul was only seven years old when he went missing on May 18, 2005. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:09:11 GMT Navy's Chetak chopper on sortie lands on temple ground after tech glitch The three crew, including two pilots, were safe. Thu, 17 Jan 2019 05:43:17 GMT Rotten wheat arrives in rail wagon from Punjab One of the 12 wagons, with six loads of wheat, booked by the FCI was stuck at a railway station somewhere in North India. Fri, 11 Jan 2019 08:52:14 GMT Woman's charred body found inside house, kin seek probe Villagers in Venattukad have formed an action council to demand a probe into the death. Thu, 10 Jan 2019 05:00:29 GMT Houseboat catches fire in Kuttanad Though Fire and Rescue Services personnel from Alappuzha reached the spot, the delay in operating the water pump created concern among people. Tue, 08 Jan 2019 10:09:59 GMT Litterbug traced with contact details found in junk The panchayat and local residents had decided to install a surveillance camera in the area. Tue, 08 Jan 2019 01:42:18 GMT Injured bus driver shields passengers amid stone pelting Rasheed ignored the bleeding injury and soon started to shift the passengers to a bus that followed. Sun, 06 Jan 2019 01:45:49 GMT 2,500-year-old Megalithic tombs spotted at Puliyoor The ancient tombs of Megalithic Age were spotted at Karimanikkathu Mala on the northern side of Chengannur block panchayat by Rajeev Puliyoor, a folklore researcher and teacher of Elanthoor BEd College. Wed, 02 Jan 2019 10:30:31 GMT How Gowri Amma propped up women’s wall ignoring frailty She walked some yards with great difficulty and reached the road passing in front of her residence. Wed, 02 Jan 2019 09:15:12 GMT MLA pays fine for promoting women's wall without helmet Prathibha is a vocal votary of road safety measures and intervenes regularly in discussions over the issue on social media. Wed, 02 Jan 2019 05:33:13 GMT Spare clothes donated for flood-hit to be auctioned People are making a beeline to collect donated clothes that were not distributed to the flood-hit. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 01:47:46 GMT Girl escapes family custody, torture to reunite with lover Edwin from Harippad took to Facebook Live a month ago to tell the world that his wife has been kidnapped by her family in cahoots with the police. Fri, 28 Dec 2018 02:46:04 GMT Two RSS men nabbed as magazine shreds at blast sites prove clincher The arrested people are T V Sivaprasad, alias Bomb Kannan, (28) of Kayamkulam and Amal S Kumar (29) of Chettikulangara. Sat, 22 Dec 2018 07:33:32 GMT Housewife saves accident victims, as passive crowd of men looks on Geetha Santosh, 44, then came along driving her car after dropping the son of a relative to school. Thu, 20 Dec 2018 07:22:34 GMT Homeless elderly couple still in flood relief camp Prabhakarann and his wife Padmakshi lost their home in the surging waters in August, and are staying alone at the panchayat community hall. Wed, 19 Dec 2018 10:08:22 GMT Allu Arjun to rebuild 10 anganwadis in Alappuzha He has kept aside Rs 21 lakh from the proceeds of the Malayalam rights sale of his film 'Geetha Govindam'. Sun, 16 Dec 2018 10:43:04 GMT Sea robbers giving sleepless nights to Alappuzha fishers The delay in opening a new harbour in the region had put the fishers in a quandary as they don’t have a safe place to dock their fishing vessel. Sat, 15 Dec 2018 01:44:52 GMT Legacy of late tabala prodigy comes alive at Kalolsavam Sai enthralled audience across the school arts festival venues in Kerala before his life was cut short by blood cancer in June 2007. Sun, 09 Dec 2018 09:51:32 GMT WhatsApp group reunites lost pet cat with owners The cat named Toto, a Persian semi punch which was kept in a special cage, went missing in the melee following an accident on the national highway. Tue, 27 Nov 2018 04:53:14 GMT Blood counts a lot for this Thalassaemic family Thalassemia, normally a genetic disease, made a surprise entry into Radhakrishnan and Aswathy's bodies though both were not relatives. Mon, 19 Nov 2018 03:36:20 GMT Twin bundle of joy to wipe off tears of Wilson and Vimala V S Wilson and Vimala had lost their children in a car accident four years ago. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:46:32 GMT Financial aid sought to treat boy Deepak, son of J K Devarajan and Remaneshwary, was given wrong medication in a hospital when he was 15 months old following which his brain started to shrink. Wed, 07 Nov 2018 10:07:34 GMT Boat clubs in deep water ahead of Nehru Trophy Some clubs are yet to begin training, in spite of the warning that lesser days mean lesser bonus. Wed, 07 Nov 2018 01:42:35 GMT Floods washed away parts of Veeyapuram forest The government has set aside Rs 10 lakh for the protection of the reserve forest. Tue, 06 Nov 2018 05:36:46 GMT Young lady doctor dies as car rams bus on AC Road As fire broke out in the impact of the collision, a rescue bid was made by the crew and passengers of the tourist bus. Mon, 05 Nov 2018 11:58:11 GMT Wanted, rowers for Nehru Trophy Boat Race Most of the teams incurred huge losses after weeks of training came to nothing. Now they have to cough up money again for the regatta. Sat, 27 Oct 2018 02:45:31 GMT Champion on crutches: Amputee footballer Basha looks for sponsors Basha, who has also represented Kerala in national-level volleyball tournaments for people with disabilities, is struggling to fund his trip to Indonesia. Fri, 26 Oct 2018 01:53:56 GMT White tortoises die in large numbers in Upper Kuttanad Earlier, local species of fish were found have been suffering from a fungus infection in Upper Kuttanad. Sat, 20 Oct 2018 04:29:33 GMT Parts of Kuttanad still submerged amid rain, high tide The worst affected are people living in areas where pumping to flush out water has not been resumed and the residents of islets surrounded by vast swathes of paddy fields. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:56:56 GMT When garbage bags returned to their owner The Kochikkal Road resident was forced to install a surveillance camera after he was irritated by a stream of people throwing their domestic waste in front of his house. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 07:59:04 GMT Water-rich Alappuzha woefully short of training centres for swimmers The local bodies of Thazhakara, Thekkekara and Cheriyanad panchayats and Mavelikkara and Kayamkulam municipalities are not utilising the water bodies in their localities either. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 05:02:57 GMT Alappuzha woman held for killing newborn The woman experienced torrential bleeding even as an ASHA worker discovered the baby's corpse. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 10:56:32 GMT