Idukki Read latest news updates from Idukki District Kerala in English. Watch Videos and Photos of Exclusive Breaking News. Onmanorama en Tue, 25 Jun 2019 05:56:52 GMT High drama on school campus as popular lady teacher is fired The punitive action was necessitated as parents of some students had submitted a written complaint to the Deputy Director of Education, alleging that Amrita was mentally harassing her students. Mon, 04 Nov 2019 00:46:53 GMT Talented Ann Maria bounces back, overcomes debility Ann Maria is a student of the Vishwadeepthi School at Adimali in Idukki district. Thu, 31 Oct 2019 00:43:20 GMT Public pool land, money for KSRTC sub-depot in Idukki's Nedumkandam Remarkably, the land for setting up this sub-depot has been pooled by the local people and the money for land transfer formalities too would be garnered by them. Mon, 21 Oct 2019 01:02:02 GMT Driver, not forest guards, had rescued baby who fell from jeep The disputed incident had happened in front of the ticket counter at the entrance of Rajamala along the Munnar-Marayoor Road around 10 pm on August 8. Sun, 13 Oct 2019 08:22:36 GMT Idukki witnesses a series of murders by kin The latest crime in this regard took place at Mankavala, Chakkupallom where a Tamil Nadu native killed his wife and appeared at the police station to surrender. Sat, 12 Oct 2019 00:47:11 GMT Dedicated kiosk to collect used plastic bottles opened Recently, it was reported that the Indian Railways has set a target of installing plastic water bottle crushers in 407 of its stations in metros and big cities. Mon, 07 Oct 2019 00:55:08 GMT Plastic ban at Munnar and Elappara The collector's order instructs the people, who have plastic, to hand it over to the panchayat. Thu, 03 Oct 2019 00:43:47 GMT Forest department employee in soup over a chicken curry After having the curry, a colleague got suspicious of the meat and wondered if it was a junglefowl in the curry. Sun, 22 Sep 2019 00:17:35 GMT Four injured in brawl over moral policing The accused have been charged with a case of attempt to murder as well as cases under the provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. Sun, 15 Sep 2019 04:40:14 GMT School girl found dead in Munnar tea estate was sexually abused: police The class-3 student found dead in her house at the Gundumala Estate here could have been murdered, say police. Fri, 13 Sep 2019 10:14:49 GMT Passenger dies after private bus delays medical attention to unconscious man Though the passenger, A E Xavier (68) fainted during the bus journey, the bus allegedly stopped only after travelling five kms. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:25:58 GMT Beware: Thieves cherish Onam season too With gold touching Rs 29,000 a sovereign, bike-borne chain snatchers are on a roll, say police. Such gangs, mostly youth, use fast bikes with fake number plates. Sat, 07 Sep 2019 00:19:19 GMT Alcoholic hacks wife to death, kills self in Idukki Shaji of Kunnumpuram killed his wife Mini, 45, and then hanged himself to death on Monday night. Wed, 28 Aug 2019 06:51:41 GMT Plus-one examinees handed wrong question paper in 24 schools According to preliminary information available, students at around 24 schools got the wrong question paper. Tue, 27 Aug 2019 10:29:02 GMT Elderly couple held as former son-in-law dies after hammer blow It is alleged the man, identified as Ernakulam native Shibu (49), died after receiving a fatal hammer blow on his head amid a scuffle with his former in-laws on Monday. Tue, 13 Aug 2019 10:29:43 GMT Financial crunch likely led to murder-suicide by family in Thekkady lodge The three-member family led a luxurious life thanks to the money Jeeva had. But once the money was over, problems arose which consequently led to the murder, believe the police. Tue, 13 Aug 2019 08:11:32 GMT Three of a family found dead in Thekkady lodge It seems Pramod killed himself after killing Jeeva, the police said. Jeeva's neck has scuff marks. Mon, 12 Aug 2019 05:28:30 GMT A hill road where winds push vehicles down the abyss In the latest incident, a school bus belonging to St Thomas' LP School, Kombayar, was blown from the road along the hill by the wind and the vehicle tumbled down a precipice. Fri, 09 Aug 2019 12:06:47 GMT Murderers of Thodupuzha sorcerer, family members eyed their wealth Around 30 sovereigns of gold were reported missing from the home soon after the crime. Thu, 08 Aug 2019 00:41:21 GMT Former Idukki SP came down harsh on cops who were not CPM lackeys, suspended 128 cops in 2 years As many as 128 cops of the Idukki district police force were suspended over two years during his tenure in a likely bid to please his political masters. Sat, 03 Aug 2019 08:31:17 GMT Idukki youth sole Keralite in special world cricket event Anish P Rajan, a member of Thripunithura Cricket Club, has stumped many with his hard work and determination to come up so far despite disabilities. The 28-year-old will be the sole Malayali to play in the tournament for players with special abilities. Fri, 02 Aug 2019 06:29:17 GMT Sale of adulterated rice rampant in Idukki Sacks of rice that were brought to the Thodupuzha store the other day were found to be of low quality and sent back. However, chemicals were added to the same rice and were sent back to the state, it was suspected. Fri, 02 Aug 2019 00:51:31 GMT Stone Age monuments found in Idukki The invaluable finds were discovered by Rajeev Puliyoor, a History researcher and principal in-charge of Nedumkandam B.Ed College. Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:39:29 GMT In photos: Dog pack hunts down a sambar deer at Periyar reserve Biju Prabhakar, the special secretary in Kerala government's social justice department, narrates his experience of taking pictures as wild dogs attacked a sambar deer at the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Mon, 29 Jul 2019 12:12:40 GMT Thodupuzha sorcerer and family members were killed for theft Initially, it was believed that sorcerer Kanattu Krishnan and three members of his family were murdered by his former aide and a friend to acquire his black magic skills. Wed, 24 Jul 2019 07:35:29 GMT Farmer kills self with gun, 11th suicide over debts in Idukki this year Santhosh was found dead with gunshot wounds at his house near Estate Poopara around 4pm on Monday. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:33:53 GMT Joint winner of lottery flees with first-prize ticket, partner seeks police help The joint winner of the Win Win Lottery has reportedly fled after getting hold of the ticket from his friend with whom he had bought it! Sat, 13 Jul 2019 00:48:56 GMT KSRTC crew rescues doctor, kin injured in car accident KSRTC buses are notorious for frequent breakdowns and accidents. But in a strange coincidence, the employees of a bus plying on the narrow MC Road were in the midst of rescuing accident victims for the second time in two weeks. Thu, 11 Jul 2019 00:46:23 GMT Lorry driver rescues woman from bison attack It was the presence of mind and daredevilry of the mini lorry diver, Kanthallur native Suresh, that rescued the woman from the deadly bison's attack. Tue, 09 Jul 2019 07:44:37 GMT In radio talk, Prime Minister hails library in Kerala’s tribal village With the library gaining national attention, the authorities are hoping that the Kerala government would provide the necessary support for its smooth functioning. Fri, 05 Jul 2019 00:47:14 GMT Centre salutes Kerala's Vandanmedu and Meenangadi police stations Vandanmedu in Idukki got the 26th rank and Meenangadi in Wayanad was placed 64th among the 87 top police stations in the country in the Union home ministry's rank list. Sat, 29 Jun 2019 01:02:58 GMT Murder accused assaults wife, four-year-old daughter Bittaj hit his wife alleging that she was having an affair with another man. Their daughter, who screamed in terror, was also thrown on the floor. Fri, 28 Jun 2019 07:15:55 GMT Jungle comes calling in Kerala's hilly villages Wild animal incursions were a common sight in Marayoor during the summer months, when water bodies dried up inside the forest. Incessant rains over the past three weeks have filled up the rivers and lakes and green shoots have appeared everywhere. Fri, 28 Jun 2019 00:50:23 GMT Robbers get busy as monsoon arrives Police warn that thieves from other states also might be reaching Kerala to exploit the monsoon season. Sat, 15 Jun 2019 00:36:38 GMT Kanjikuzhi school's lofty bonding with nature It has been designed in such a way as to attract different species of fauna. The butterfly park at the school is a hub of butterflies of diverse hues. Fri, 07 Jun 2019 00:46:12 GMT Unsound woman found murdered at home; husband arrested The husband followed her to their house and slit her throat in the kitchen. He then tidied the house and continued collecting firewood from the premises. Wed, 05 Jun 2019 02:57:06 GMT Two boys lose life in a tragic drowning accident The accident happened at the ghat where the friends usually bathed. The children had apparently swum to where a vortex had formed as a result of sand mining. Wed, 29 May 2019 00:58:26 GMT Vineyards attracting tourists Travellers are now flocking to the villages in Kambam, Churulippetti and K K Petti seeking the vast vineyards. Thu, 23 May 2019 00:53:45 GMT Chinnakanal landgrabbers forged papers to corner reclaimed land Fake documents were used corner land taken over by the state government in Chinnakanal in Idukki district during a sensational anti-encroachment drive a few years ago. Tue, 21 May 2019 06:54:46 GMT Thodupuzha family takes down roof of house to ward off beetle menace Local people said that Mupli beetles were posing a threat to several other houses also in Purappuzha area. Thu, 16 May 2019 00:51:48 GMT Maveli stores undergo makeover Nedumkandam: In a bid to provide superlative service to the customers, some of the Maveli stores here in Idukki district are getting a makeover. The Koottar Maveli store will be made into a Supplyco supermarket and the Puttady Maveli store upgraded into a Maveli supermarket. The Supplyco Thu, 02 May 2019 07:40:58 GMT Thekkady cruise lifts the spirits of special tourists The boating was arranged as part of a special programme of the Forest Department 'Knowing the Periyar Better'. Mon, 22 Apr 2019 04:08:06 GMT Off-road jeep rides banned after tourist dies in mishap The jeep safari that had been suspended after the Kurangini tragedy was resumed only 3 months ago. Sat, 13 Apr 2019 09:22:32 GMT How this ingenious beekeeper boosts honey production Babychan grows sunflower on 25 cents of land and earns a tidy profit from the over 50 honey beehives at his farm. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 15:17:13 GMT Retired cop's body found in gorge, accident likely A retired policeman's body has been found in a gorge near Thevaram Mettu near the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border in Idukki district. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 10:54:13 GMT Bike accident crashes youth’s extramarital affair The couple’s vehicle had hit the bike of Muthoot Finance employees and Kanjar natives Amal P Sukumar and Abdul Manaf. Sat, 06 Apr 2019 00:48:34 GMT Staff attempts suicide inside panchayat alleging boss’s torture Torture at the hands of his superior provoked a temporary staff at panchayat office to take his own life. Sat, 16 Mar 2019 10:21:28 GMT Abandoned puppy from Idukki set to find home in UK A male puppy found abandoned by the roadside near Periyakanal in Idukki district was rescued and adopted by two tourists from Europe. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 01:40:10 GMT Student beats up teacher after spat over uniform The student has been charged with causing grievous injury and obstruction of official duty. Wed, 06 Mar 2019 10:34:28 GMT Young engineer crafts a rewarding career as farmer A young marine engineer here in Kerala's Idukki district had no qualms while saying no to high-paying jobs to take up farming. Sun, 03 Mar 2019 05:21:22 GMT Comrade's church wedding miffs party colleagues Pala diocese gave special permission for the wedding of Joseph, who is a right-hand man of Kerala Power Minister M M Mani. Thu, 28 Feb 2019 01:42:19 GMT Jumbo lands in big trouble, rescued Forest department officials used a JCB to break one side of the tank as the female jumbo struggled to get out. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 01:46:37 GMT Another debt-ridden Idukki farmer takes own life: fifth death in 2 months The 59-year-old is the fifth farmer to commit suicide in the district in less than two months and third from Vathikkudi Panchayat. Sun, 17 Feb 2019 11:23:20 GMT Darts, kumkis help to catch rogue elephant Chinnathambi It took almost nine hours for the forest department officials to capture the rogue jumbo named Chinnathambi. Sun, 17 Feb 2019 01:46:50 GMT Rampaging wild tusker chases away kumkis Kumkis are trained elephants employed to trap, tame or calm down wild elephants. Thu, 14 Feb 2019 01:46:16 GMT Matchmaker on wheels is back in Munnar As many as seven ticket collectors who worked on the Munnar-Kuyilimala bus at various points found their life partners from among passengers. Wed, 13 Feb 2019 02:10:43 GMT Housewife tries to kill self over delayed flood relief The family's damaged house reportedly did not figure in the first geotagging survey. But it was later included in the second list prepared on January 18. Fri, 01 Feb 2019 12:07:24 GMT Eloped lovers survived on mangoes, coconut during 23-day stay in forest The district cybercell located the girl’s cellphone in the vicinity of the forest near Ilaveezhapoonchira. Wed, 30 Jan 2019 12:28:13 GMT Man drowns while trying to rescue daughter After jumping into the canal Pradeepan managed to get hold of his drowning daughter Paurnami and carried her on his shoulder, but drowned while swimming ashore. Mon, 28 Jan 2019 07:02:10 GMT Idukki man, daughter set to take part in R-Day parade Seven junior girls were selected from Kerala to attend the Republic Day Parade. Sat, 26 Jan 2019 01:55:34 GMT Father gifts self-made miniature auto to kids 'Sundhari', built of waste materials, weights 60 kg and has a carrying capacity of 150 kg. Fri, 25 Jan 2019 01:51:50 GMT Police nab youth who tamed German Shepherd before stealing it The police tracked down the truck in which the alleged thief smuggled the dog. Wed, 23 Jan 2019 08:05:58 GMT Flood-ravaged Cheruthoni bridge to get major makeover The bridge, estimated to cost Rs 50 crores, will be completed within one-and-a half years. Tue, 22 Jan 2019 08:28:17 GMT Estate murder victim's brother found dead Anpazhakan, also an estate worker, was one of the first relatives to see Muthaiah's body. Sun, 20 Jan 2019 09:39:04 GMT A library in memory of Abhimanyu, in his village Thanks to an outpouring of donations from individuals and organisations in India and abroad, the library has so far received close to 42,000 books. Sat, 19 Jan 2019 04:08:43 GMT Thodupuzha murder over love affair with class XII girl, 5 SFI-DYFI men held for killing butcher Vishnu (26) was brutally stabbed to death on the night of August 10, 2017, at his residence and there was no eyewitness to the incident. Thu, 10 Jan 2019 09:40:42 GMT Abhimanyu's house ready, CM to hand over keys next week Abhimanyu was stabbed and killed allegedly by Campus Front of India members on the campus of Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam, following a row over graffiti early in July 2018. Wed, 09 Jan 2019 09:34:01 GMT At high range's Kuttanad, the harvest song has a Bengali rhythm Muttukadu at Baison Valley panchayat, which has the highest number of paddy fields, is known as the Kuttanad of the high range. Wed, 09 Jan 2019 01:39:12 GMT Young woman dies as bid at off-roading goes awry According to staff members at the centre, the vehicle skidded as Chippy was riding and toppled to 10 feet depth. Sun, 06 Jan 2019 11:13:30 GMT ‘Uniformed’ auto lifter arrested Ratheesh loves to steal bikes while wearing a kakhi uniform, has many theft cases registered against him in various police stations. Fri, 04 Jan 2019 01:42:42 GMT Hubby strangulates wife to death in Idukki Bhagyaraj had earlier physically assaulted his wife doubting her fidelity. Thu, 03 Jan 2019 11:43:19 GMT ‘Shun plastic bags’ is the buzz word of Kattappana folks The municipality has taken the lead in the venture by associating with Kudumbashree women to manufacture the eco-friendly cotton bags. Thu, 03 Jan 2019 01:34:01 GMT Adimali panchayat launches mobile app Details of the services offered by the panchayat, certificates issued by it, application forms and pension schemes are available on the app. Tue, 01 Jan 2019 01:43:58 GMT Alert passerby prevents car from sliding into gorge, saves four Soman risked his own life and stood in front of a lorry packed with gas cylinders and forced the driver to stop. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 01:47:16 GMT Devikulam local body chief dies as hospital-bound jeep gets stuck in a jam The congestion was caused by the parking of tourist vehicles at the narrow road at Ancham Mile on the Marayur-Munnar route. Sun, 30 Dec 2018 06:44:55 GMT Video nails light boy who nicked Rs 1 lakh from wedding party The arrest was possible with the help of visuals shot on a mobile by one of the attendees. Sun, 30 Dec 2018 01:49:36 GMT 11 arrested as tourists, forest dept staff clash over parking at Thekkady Two women are among those in hospital, and one of the injured is a pregnant woman. Sat, 29 Dec 2018 01:52:47 GMT This veteran thief has a fancy for fine dining Appachan, who loves to be in prison, was recently released from the central jail, Viyyur. Wed, 26 Dec 2018 01:37:25 GMT Sick employee arrives in ambulance to get nod for medical leave Babu's superiors refused to grant him leave for medical care though he had 70 days' leave in credit. Sat, 15 Dec 2018 01:45:35 GMT Nothing can beat Keezhanthoor farmers, not even a rock They have been cultivating paddy for long, with great success, on the rock formations, which barely has one feet of soil, of Kannakayam colony near here in Idukki district, following the traditional practices in ploughing and sowing of seeds. Fri, 07 Dec 2018 03:30:21 GMT Panchayat shows the way in making money from plastic waste Nedumgandam may be a small place in Idukki district but it is giving big lessons in plastic waste management to the whole world. Wed, 05 Dec 2018 13:56:15 GMT Fish vendor assaulted in Munnar, case filed after 5 days Local people say Makkar was assaulted for demanding money that was due to him from a resort . Tue, 04 Dec 2018 03:46:39 GMT House for Abhimanyu’s family nearing completion Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan would hand over the keys of the house in the last week of December or by early January. Fri, 30 Nov 2018 04:07:59 GMT Soil test ahead of building new Cheruthoni bridge begins The Cheruthoni bridge which connects the Thodupuzha-Puliuyanmala national highway in Idukki district was built half a century ago. Mon, 26 Nov 2018 10:04:07 GMT Video-conferencing set to ease admin in Idukki The project was started by interconnecting 18 village offices in Udumbanchola taluk. Sun, 25 Nov 2018 08:32:29 GMT Accused in rape case bobbitises himself in jail Kumali Dymukku native Churuli, 42, was taken to Kottayam Medical College where an emergency operation was conducted on him. Wed, 21 Nov 2018 10:50:21 GMT Shops, crops destroyed as elephants run amok Two modest businesses adjacent to a tea factory at Kannimala, alongside the Munnar-Marayoor route, suffered massive destruction. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 02:48:55 GMT Damaged Cheruthoni causeway awaits urgent restoration Vehicles can cover the stretch only along one lane, leading to frequent traffic blocks. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 01:41:40 GMT Toddler dies after TV falls on him The boy was battling for his life since Thursday but succumbed. Wed, 31 Oct 2018 09:28:54 GMT Diseases play havoc with Idukki, post flood A whopping 20,116 people have sought treatment for viral fever alone in government hospitals in the past three months. Tue, 30 Oct 2018 01:39:16 GMT Pay cut for 49 cops who defied Salary Challenge Up to 60% of the police personnel in the district had refused to concede their salaries in the first stage. Wed, 24 Oct 2018 14:17:47 GMT Class X girl found dead at Nirbhaya Centre Though she was rushed to the Thodupuzha taluk hospital, her life could not be saved. Wed, 10 Oct 2018 06:39:16 GMT Rabid dog bites disaster management centre ex-chief KG Thara Dr Thara was on a visit to the new waste management plant installed by the Kumili panchayath when she was attacked by the dog, in front of the Forest Department information bureau. Thu, 04 Oct 2018 13:48:27 GMT Cop in purdah who entered labour ward surrenders The district police chief had placed Noor under suspension after the police filed a case against him on charges of impersonation. Thu, 04 Oct 2018 07:09:01 GMT Male cop in purdah suspended, may be axed after probe Women bystanders had alerted the security personnel after they noticed a person in A 'purdah' roaming around the maternity ward. Mon, 01 Oct 2018 04:02:01 GMT Heavy rain lashes Idukki; Kumily-Tamil Nadu road shut A yellow alert has been issued after IMD predicted rain between 64.4 mm and 124.4 mm in these areas. Sat, 29 Sep 2018 12:38:43 GMT Idukki after the floods | Video As the district is slowly limping back to normalcy, Onmanorama revisits the beautiful hill district for a first-hand assessment of the destruction. Fri, 28 Sep 2018 05:27:05 GMT Cheruthoni market still limping post-floods A drizzle could trigger flow of mud and water into the market making it inaccessible for customers. Thu, 27 Sep 2018 07:00:57 GMT Priest donates 20 cents to two homeless families The properties will be handed over at a function at the Christuraja Church at Rajapuram, Murikkassery, on Sunday. Sun, 23 Sep 2018 02:21:25 GMT Excavator used to stop bus from sliding into gorge The driver of an excavator working with a road repairing team saw the tragedy coming and swerved the mechanical arm towards the bus and propped it up with the metal bucket. Sat, 22 Sep 2018 11:12:30 GMT