Kollam https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam.rss Read latest news updates from Kollam District Kerala in English. Watch Videos and Photos of Exclusive Breaking News. Onmanorama en Tue, 25 Jun 2019 05:55:40 GMT https://www.manoramaonline.com/privacy.html Kollam youth surrenders after strangling wife A domestic spat between the newly wed couple over financial affairs is the likely motive of the murder. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/11/13/kollam-youth-surrenders-after-strangling-wife.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/11/13/kollam-youth-surrenders-after-strangling-wife.html Wed, 13 Nov 2019 04:31:08 GMT Two-year-old orphaned as parents die in bus-car crash While Rahul was a division officer at Kanjirakulam, Soumya was a block panchayat officer based at Anchal. The couple had left behind their two-year-old daughter Ishani at home as they undertook the fateful trip. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/11/12/kollam-government-employee-couple-accident-two-year-old-orphaned.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/11/12/kollam-government-employee-couple-accident-two-year-old-orphaned.html Tue, 12 Nov 2019 05:16:45 GMT Villas ready for laundry workers of Alakkukuzhi in Kollam Out of the 24 families staying at ‘Alakkukuzhi, 20 families will be given new houses. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/10/24/villas-ready-for-laundry-workers-of-alakkukuzhi-in-kollam-.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/10/24/villas-ready-for-laundry-workers-of-alakkukuzhi-in-kollam-.html Fri, 25 Oct 2019 00:45:44 GMT Why many elderly poor in Kollam sleep without hunger pangs Though Kerala has the lowest poverty level among Indian states, it is still making persistent efforts to feed those who struggle to take three square meals a day. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/10/19/kollam-food-for-elderly-fight-against-hunger.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/10/19/kollam-food-for-elderly-fight-against-hunger.html Sun, 20 Oct 2019 00:58:02 GMT Kollam town to get recharging centre for electric three-wheelers Solar panels would be installed on the roof of the centre. Once the charging point is also installed near the slaughterhouse, three-wheelers can be easily charged. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/10/15/kollam-town-recharging-centre-electric-three-wheelers.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/10/15/kollam-town-recharging-centre-electric-three-wheelers.html Wed, 16 Oct 2019 00:49:02 GMT Sale of fake tea powder rampant A Chavara-based group has been selling these fake tea powders to retailers and hotel owners at half the market price. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/10/01/sale-of-fake-tea-powder-rampant.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/10/01/sale-of-fake-tea-powder-rampant.html Tue, 01 Oct 2019 10:42:49 GMT Kollam railway station set for grand makeover A meeting of the Railway Board has decided to upgrade the station in south Kerala after executing a slew of projects. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/09/20/kollam-railway-station-set-for-grand-makeover.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/09/20/kollam-railway-station-set-for-grand-makeover.html Fri, 20 Sep 2019 06:41:31 GMT Kollam man drowns after fall from railway bridge Local residents who were witness to the incident said a side of the trolley refuge collapsed and the duo fell into the river. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/09/02/kollam-man-drowns-after-fall-from-railway-bridge.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/09/02/kollam-man-drowns-after-fall-from-railway-bridge.html Mon, 02 Sep 2019 11:17:54 GMT Iranian couple arrested after snatch-and-run in Kollam Local residents caught them after a chase and handed them over to the police. As police found several grocery items from the couple's car, they suspect the duo could have committed similar crimes at other places using the same ruse. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/09/02/iranian-couple-arrested-after-snatch-and-run-kollam.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/09/02/iranian-couple-arrested-after-snatch-and-run-kollam.html Mon, 02 Sep 2019 05:16:15 GMT Kollam collectorate gets threat message from Pak-based WhatsApp number The message demands India to withdraw its troops from Jammu and Kashmir and also threatening Prime Minister Narendra Modi. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/08/29/kollam-collectorate-pak-whatsapp-message-kashmir.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/08/29/kollam-collectorate-pak-whatsapp-message-kashmir.html Thu, 29 Aug 2019 05:01:17 GMT Wives fight it out to reclaim their husband Matters came to a head during a recent adalat of the Women's Commission held recently in Kerala's Kollam district, when a complainant and the defendant, both after the same man, ended up fist-fighting. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/08/01/wives-fight-it-out-to-reclaim-their-husband.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/08/01/wives-fight-it-out-to-reclaim-their-husband.html Fri, 02 Aug 2019 00:51:26 GMT Five conned Kerala youth beg to survive in UAE, return For decades, several people from Kerala who had dreamt of a job in the Gulf countries have fallen prey to fraudsters and recent reports indicate the menace is still rife despite alerts by governments. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/07/20/five-conned-kerala-youth-beg-to-survive-in-uae.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/07/20/five-conned-kerala-youth-beg-to-survive-in-uae.html Sun, 21 Jul 2019 00:53:43 GMT Kerala woman cop hangs self Vasanthakumari (46) was a senior woman civil police officer (WCPO) at Kottiyam police station in Kollam. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/07/13/kerala-woman-cop-hangs-self.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/07/13/kerala-woman-cop-hangs-self.html Sat, 13 Jul 2019 05:28:15 GMT Man strangulated mother of two before jumping in front of speeding train The body of Smitha, 34, hailing from Kottathala in Kollam district, was found on the bed with injuries to her neck. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/07/06/man-strangulated-mother-of-two-before-jumping-in-front-of-speeding-train.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/07/06/man-strangulated-mother-of-two-before-jumping-in-front-of-speeding-train.html Sat, 06 Jul 2019 08:47:24 GMT Lost Haryanvi woman, child reunited with family by Kerala shelter home The care and love offered by the personnel at Gandhi Bhavan helped Neelam to remember the phone number of her husband and reunite with him. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/07/03/lost-haryanvi-woman-child-reunited-with-family-by-kerala-shelter-home.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/07/03/lost-haryanvi-woman-child-reunited-with-family-by-kerala-shelter-home.html Thu, 04 Jul 2019 00:49:50 GMT Spurned bus conductor stabs girl at home at midnight A plus-two student was stabbed by a conductor of a private bus for rejecting his overtures. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/07/01/spurned-bus-conductor-stabs-girl-at-home-at-midnight.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/07/01/spurned-bus-conductor-stabs-girl-at-home-at-midnight.html Mon, 01 Jul 2019 08:00:18 GMT Jilted Kerala youth attempts to set ablaze woman, held The youth attempted to immolate the woman inside her house for rejecting his marriage proposal. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/19/youth-arrested-bid-to-set-ablaze-woman.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/19/youth-arrested-bid-to-set-ablaze-woman.html Wed, 19 Jun 2019 07:10:11 GMT Kollam housewife detained by recruitment agent in Oman A housewife who travelled to the Gulf in search of a better livelihood has been cheated by agent and detained at the agency office in Oman. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/15/kollam-housewife-detained-by-recruitment-agent-in-oman.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/15/kollam-housewife-detained-by-recruitment-agent-in-oman.html Sun, 16 Jun 2019 00:56:03 GMT Froth on beaches in Kollam district puzzles people The froth is the mud and silt from the ocean floor reaching the shore along with waves during monsoon. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/13/froth-beaches-kollam-puzzles-people.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/13/froth-beaches-kollam-puzzles-people.html Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:56:21 GMT Gold chain swallowed by cow, recovered two years later Teacher couple Shuja ul-Mulk and wife Shahina hailing from Chadayamangalam town were taken by surprise the other day when they discovered a gold chain in the cow dung purchased for agricultural purposes. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/13/cow-swallows-gold-chain.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/13/cow-swallows-gold-chain.html Fri, 14 Jun 2019 03:51:12 GMT Why the new Kollam Bypass has become dangerous Most of the collisions so far involved cars and two-wheelers. Some pedestrians also lost their lives after being hit by cars. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/12/new-kollam-bypass-has-become-dangerous.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/12/new-kollam-bypass-has-become-dangerous.html Thu, 13 Jun 2019 00:49:22 GMT Kollam youth initiates mother's remarriage, wishes her well on FB Gokul Sreedhar took to Facebook to announce his mother Mini's remarriage. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/12/kollam-youth-mother-second-marriage.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/12/kollam-youth-mother-second-marriage.html Wed, 12 Jun 2019 07:19:29 GMT Teenager electrocuted in bid to escape police Aashiq got stuck in a private electric fence meant to ward off wild animals when he ran away from the police patrol team. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/12/teenager-electrocuted-in-bid-to-escape-police.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/12/teenager-electrocuted-in-bid-to-escape-police.html Wed, 12 Jun 2019 09:11:29 GMT Man kills self on daughter’s wedding over cash crunch Sivaprasad was reportedly disturbed as he could not purchase the entire gold that he had promised his daughter Neetu for her wedding and took his own life in grief. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/11/man-kills-self-for-cash-crunch-at-daughters-wedding.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/11/man-kills-self-for-cash-crunch-at-daughters-wedding.html Tue, 11 Jun 2019 03:39:23 GMT Grubby cashew-processing factories being revamped Around 15,000 people work in 30 factories run by the KSCDC. Only 10 of these factories are fully owned by the KSCDC which is on a path of revival. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/09/grubby-cashew-processing-factories-being-revamped.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/09/grubby-cashew-processing-factories-being-revamped.html Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:50:41 GMT Athul is small in size but big on talent, resolve Though he has severe growth problems and the body of an infant, Athul exhibits superior self-confidence. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/07/athul-small-size-talent-resolve-big.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/07/athul-small-size-talent-resolve-big.html Sat, 08 Jun 2019 01:00:42 GMT Two critically injured after car rams students in Kollam The police have taken into custody the driver, an Anchal native, and a woman who was in the car. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/06/two-critically-injured-after-car-rams-students-in-kollam.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/06/two-critically-injured-after-car-rams-students-in-kollam.html Thu, 06 Jun 2019 09:00:37 GMT Newly-wed couple found dead by parents A newly-wed couple married three months ago was found dead in their bedroom when the girl’s parents visited the couple. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/04/newly-wed-couple-found-dead-by-parents.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/06/04/newly-wed-couple-found-dead-by-parents.html Tue, 04 Jun 2019 07:23:23 GMT Man walking beside rail-track hurt as train rider hurls beer bottle Earlier there were instances of passengers getting hurt when stones were hurled at trains near the Kollam railway station. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/28/beer-bottles-thrown-from-train-passerby-hurt.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/28/beer-bottles-thrown-from-train-passerby-hurt.html Tue, 28 May 2019 10:37:12 GMT Fake social media news of abduction goes viral; migrant family caught unawares The family of Anil hailing from Pune has been staying in Kerala for the past six years. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/28/fake-social-media-post-abduction-migrant-family-caught.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/28/fake-social-media-post-abduction-migrant-family-caught.html Tue, 28 May 2019 01:06:51 GMT Fight over sharing liquor leads to murder of youth The police arrested Asokan’s friend Manikandan over the death. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/22/fight-over-sharing-liquor-leads-to-murder-of-youth.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/22/fight-over-sharing-liquor-leads-to-murder-of-youth.html Wed, 22 May 2019 14:41:02 GMT A play of sorts indeed. Little actors take the centre stage There were no written dialogues for the play that portrayed how natural calamities such as flood could erase all the social barriers and brought together mankind. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/19/play-sorts-indeed-little-actors-take-centrestage.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/19/play-sorts-indeed-little-actors-take-centrestage.html Mon, 20 May 2019 00:55:19 GMT At 104, Bhageerathy Amma is on a mission to learn The grand old lady has undertaken the mission to learn with a massive family support of her six daughters, grand children and great grandchildren. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/19/at-104-bhageerathy-amma-mission-learn-kollam.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/19/at-104-bhageerathy-amma-mission-learn-kollam.html Mon, 20 May 2019 00:55:22 GMT With one death every km, MC Road turns death trap The statistics were obtained by checking the details from nine police stations in the area over the last three years. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/18/with-death-every-km-mc-road-death-trap.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/18/with-death-every-km-mc-road-death-trap.html Sun, 19 May 2019 01:00:53 GMT KSEB team leaves for Odisha A 36-member team left as instructed by state government and state disaster management authority. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/17/kseb-team-leaves-odisha-kollam.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/17/kseb-team-leaves-odisha-kollam.html Sat, 18 May 2019 00:49:55 GMT A helping hand to the youth who lost an arm Shibin is looking forward to a new lease of life enabled by an artificial arm donated by the Kerala Social Security Mission https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/13/youth-gets-artificial-hand-kerala-government.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/13/youth-gets-artificial-hand-kerala-government.html Tue, 14 May 2019 11:51:32 GMT Domestic help survived on two loaves of bread and water in Oman Though re-united with her family she is yet to get over the distress and trauma of brutal work hours. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/11/domestic-help-survived-on-two-loaves-of-bread-and-water-in-oman.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/11/domestic-help-survived-on-two-loaves-of-bread-and-water-in-oman.html Sun, 12 May 2019 01:05:25 GMT Learn from these non-Keralites how to score an A+ in Malayalam Nepal native Sunil Bista and Uttarakhand native Priyanka Singh have scored A+ in all SSLC subjects. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/10/learn-from-non-keralites-how-score-a-malayalam.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/10/learn-from-non-keralites-how-score-a-malayalam.html Sat, 11 May 2019 00:59:58 GMT SSLC glory for student who once lived in a concrete pipe Ratheesh's first house was a large unused public water distribution pipe. He was only two years old then. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/07/sslc-glory-for-student-who-lived-in-a-concrete-pipe.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/07/sslc-glory-for-student-who-lived-in-a-concrete-pipe.html Tue, 07 May 2019 08:20:23 GMT Kollam beach claims 69 lives in a decade Kollam: As many as 69 people have been claimed by theKollam beach in the past 10 years, says a board installed here last year. Three people, including a couple, died during the last March-April months. The life guards rescue more than three hundred people every year. The Kollam beach is unlike the https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/03/kollam-beach-claims-69-lives-in-a-decade.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/05/03/kollam-beach-claims-69-lives-in-a-decade.html Fri, 03 May 2019 08:50:29 GMT Residents of same building to vote in two LS constituencies The complex situation arose as roads, unlike rivers, are not considered to determine the geographical boundaries. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/04/13/votes-from-one-building-to-be-split-into-two-ls-constituencies.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/04/13/votes-from-one-building-to-be-split-into-two-ls-constituencies.html Sat, 13 Apr 2019 09:13:22 GMT Bid to light up woman with kerosene fails The incident took place in front of a private hospital on Kadappakkada-Ashramam Road at 3pm on Tuesday. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/04/10/bid-to-light-up-woman-with-kerosene-foiled.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/04/10/bid-to-light-up-woman-with-kerosene-foiled.html Thu, 11 Apr 2019 00:51:24 GMT Murder charges against husband, mother over forced starvation that claimed woman's life The autopsy report confirmed that there were several blunt forced injuries on her body, shedding light on the sufferings she had undergone. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/04/01/kollam-dowry-starvation-death-murder-charges-against-husband.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/04/01/kollam-dowry-starvation-death-murder-charges-against-husband.html Mon, 01 Apr 2019 11:56:53 GMT This disabled social worker's wish to meet Mohanlal is finally fulfilled Krishnakumar, fondly known as Kuttu, became very emotional as the superstar hugged him and exchanged pleasantries. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/31/disabled-social-worker-wish-meet-mohanlal-fulfilled.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/31/disabled-social-worker-wish-meet-mohanlal-fulfilled.html Sun, 31 Mar 2019 00:52:59 GMT Forced starvation, dowry harassment behind young Kerala woman's death Thushara was denied food and was given sugary water and soaked rice once a while. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/30/oyur-thushara-death-dowry-harassment-forced-starvation.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/30/oyur-thushara-death-dowry-harassment-forced-starvation.html Sat, 30 Mar 2019 05:51:56 GMT 68 deaths in a decade: Kollam beach turns danger zone During the last three months alone, over 50 people had a close encounter with death after they were caught in the waves. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/28/kollam-beach-deaths.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/28/kollam-beach-deaths.html Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:15:16 GMT Abandoned factory property listed as safe polling booths Allegations are rife that the authorities have not inspected the safety and security aspects of the factories before marking them as polling station. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/22/abandoned-factory-property-listed-safe-polling-booths.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/22/abandoned-factory-property-listed-safe-polling-booths.html Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:47:12 GMT Migrant girl kidnapped by gang of four in Ochira, parents injured The police have received leads suggesting that the girl was taken to Bengaluru by three members of the gang, two of them with criminal antecedents. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/20/migrant-girl-kidnapped-gang-ochira-parents-injured.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/20/migrant-girl-kidnapped-gang-ochira-parents-injured.html Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:53:40 GMT This woman could be the oldest voter in Kollam Devaki of Kanjirathumvila House, near Bhoothanatha Temple at Chathannur in Kollam district, is unhappy as she realised belatedly that her name is not in the list. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/17/this-woman-oldest-voter-kollam.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/17/this-woman-oldest-voter-kollam.html Mon, 18 Mar 2019 01:43:37 GMT Drunk DYFI men who assaulted cops with metal pipes held The officers, attached to the mobile control room in Kottarakkara town, came under attack after they chased and intercepted the car in which the assailants were travelling after they were found to be driving recklessly. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/12/drunk-dyfi-men-who-assaulted-cops-with-metal-pipes-held.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/12/drunk-dyfi-men-who-assaulted-cops-with-metal-pipes-held.html Tue, 12 Mar 2019 09:02:38 GMT Kollam farmer dies on field, sunstroke likely cause Sunstroke or heatstroke is brought about by excessive exposure to the sun. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/10/kollam-farmer-field-sunstroke.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/10/kollam-farmer-field-sunstroke.html Sun, 10 Mar 2019 09:43:45 GMT Teenager 'beaten up' for allegedly teasing girl in Kollam dies Vineeth, a warden of a district jail in Kollam, was taken into custody in connection with the death. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/01/teenager-beaten-up-for-allegedly-teasing-girl-in-kollam-dies.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/03/01/teenager-beaten-up-for-allegedly-teasing-girl-in-kollam-dies.html Fri, 01 Mar 2019 15:20:22 GMT Three, including, husband arrested for woman's murder Shaji, who had been separated from Ramla Beevi for years, had attacked her with the help of his friends, according to the police. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/02/27/three-including-husband-arrested-woman-murder.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/02/27/three-including-husband-arrested-woman-murder.html Wed, 27 Feb 2019 10:10:34 GMT New borewell at Kollam jail is a godsend to 300 inmates The prisoners at this jail in Kollam district were forced to take bath only once in two or three days as the water in the well and rainwater harvesting tank on the prison premises was insufficient to meet even their basic requirements as well as for cooking. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/02/22/kollam-jail-borewell.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/02/22/kollam-jail-borewell.html Fri, 22 Feb 2019 10:29:05 GMT No gain, only pain for five women traffic wardens The traffic wardens are paid a monthly salary of Rs 6,000, Rs 200 per day, when the home guards are paid about Rs 750 daily for the same task. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/02/06/no-gain-only-pain-women-traffic-wardens.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/02/06/no-gain-only-pain-women-traffic-wardens.html Thu, 07 Feb 2019 01:37:51 GMT Kerala woman to lead the IAF contingent for R-Day parade Ragi, hailing from Kollam, joined the IAF in 2016. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/01/18/kerala-woman-officer-to-lead-iaf-contingent.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/01/18/kerala-woman-officer-to-lead-iaf-contingent.html Sat, 19 Jan 2019 02:12:43 GMT Horrific accident leaves Ayoor in deep shock For those who rushed to the spot upon hearing the loud sound of the collision, the trauma of seeing six people, including two children, dying right in front of their eyes is not going to get over any time soon. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/01/13/horrific-accident-leaves-ayoor-shock.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/01/13/horrific-accident-leaves-ayoor-shock.html Sun, 13 Jan 2019 07:16:36 GMT Sabarimala protester surrenders before cops, father kills self Frequent police visits at home and heartbreak from son’s surrender led to the suicide, alleged Pillai’s relatives and BJP members. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/01/11/man-kills-self-after-sons-arrest.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/01/11/man-kills-self-after-sons-arrest.html Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:10:24 GMT Mangroves, waste management in focus in Ashtamudi revival project Mangroves, waste management in focus in Ashtamudi revival project https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/01/10/mangroves-waste-management-ashtamudi-kollam.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/01/10/mangroves-waste-management-ashtamudi-kollam.html Fri, 11 Jan 2019 01:46:12 GMT Politician on sabbatical set to build Gandhian village on ancestral land He is seeking to build a self-sustainable housing facility for the homeless in his home town in Kollam district. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/01/07/kollam-politician-village-gandhian.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2019/01/07/kollam-politician-village-gandhian.html Tue, 08 Jan 2019 01:41:46 GMT Pensioner struggles to prove he is indeed alive Bhaskaran had been included in the panchayat’s list of expired persons last year too. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/12/25/kollam-pensioner-struggles-to-prove-he-is-indeed-alive.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/12/25/kollam-pensioner-struggles-to-prove-he-is-indeed-alive.html Wed, 26 Dec 2018 01:38:13 GMT Police recover gold, cash from Salem woman; rescue 4 newborns The cops caught them just as they were set to board a train to their native state. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/12/23/five-women-tamil-nadu-arrested-robbery.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/12/23/five-women-tamil-nadu-arrested-robbery.html Sun, 23 Dec 2018 10:26:03 GMT Archaeological site by the Senthuruni River holds our ancestors' secrets The archaeological findings inside the 172 square kilometre Senthuruni wildlife sanctuary predates the artefacts from the Indus Valley Civilization. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/12/22/archeological-site-senthuruni-river.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/12/22/archeological-site-senthuruni-river.html Sun, 23 Dec 2018 01:43:27 GMT Guinness record for wood puzzle set at Kollam hotel It broke the record of largest wood block puzzle, which is 18 feet tall and 40 cm wide, held by Foffa Conrad in Valchava, Switzerland. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/12/19/guinness-record-for-wood-puzzle-set-at-kollam-hotel.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/12/19/guinness-record-for-wood-puzzle-set-at-kollam-hotel.html Thu, 20 Dec 2018 01:38:37 GMT From Colombo to Kollam, a Sri Lankan woman traces back her roots Kayalvili has come all the way from Colombo with grainy old pictures of her grandparents, and a passport of her grandfather’s brother to find her roots in the State. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/12/18/sri-lankan-woman-in-kerala-in-search-of-roots.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/12/18/sri-lankan-woman-in-kerala-in-search-of-roots.html Tue, 18 Dec 2018 02:34:49 GMT Housewife's suicide under a cloud of suspicion The note indicated Sreekumari ended her life because of huge debts. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/12/12/housewife-suicide-suspicion-probe.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/12/12/housewife-suicide-suspicion-probe.html Wed, 12 Dec 2018 09:17:49 GMT Painter seeks justice after being falsely implicated in theft cases Vinoj Kumar, aged 44, was picked up by the shadow police team at Kottarakkara on July 20 in connection with the beak-ins in the Ezhukon, Kuzhimathikad and Nedumonkavu areas. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/12/09/painter-seeks-justice-after-being-falsely-implicated-in-theft-cases.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/12/09/painter-seeks-justice-after-being-falsely-implicated-in-theft-cases.html Mon, 10 Dec 2018 03:03:02 GMT Gritty girl in the fray for Kalolsavam contest despite leg fracture Saubhagya fractured her leg as the scooter driven by her father was hit by a car near Thevally at Kollam on Tuesday evening. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/12/08/gritty-girl-in-the-fray-for-kalolsavam-contest-despite-leg-fracture.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/12/08/gritty-girl-in-the-fray-for-kalolsavam-contest-despite-leg-fracture.html Sat, 08 Dec 2018 14:22:11 GMT Why water sports training for Olympics aspirants is now on land The participants at the training camp are 19 girl students of standard 9 to degree classes selected from various districts of the state. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/11/27/why-water-sports-training-olympics-aspirant-now-land.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/11/27/why-water-sports-training-olympics-aspirant-now-land.html Tue, 27 Nov 2018 04:21:29 GMT Mud football makes a splash in the countryside The most thrilling aspect of this genre of soccer is that sometimes mind and the body won’t work in unison because of the rather slippery conditions of the ‘football turf’. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/11/25/mud-football-championship-kollam.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/11/25/mud-football-championship-kollam.html Sun, 25 Nov 2018 10:24:03 GMT Woman killed as bus knocks down scooter She had sought a lift from police officer Anil Kumar as he was on the way to his workplace in Thiruvananthapuram. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/11/19/woman-killed-bus-knocks-down-scooter.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/11/19/woman-killed-bus-knocks-down-scooter.html Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:41:18 GMT Goons unleash terror over ouster of FB group member The first accused, Rahul, and his friend Noushad of Thembamvila were the group admins of a Facebook group called 'Pranaya Mazha'. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/11/17/goons-unleash-terror-over-ouster-of-fb-group-member.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/11/17/goons-unleash-terror-over-ouster-of-fb-group-member.html Sat, 17 Nov 2018 11:27:10 GMT Kollam woman stabbed to death by daughter's FB lover for opposing affair The victim has been identified as Marykutty Varghese. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/11/14/kollam-woman-killed-daughter-lover.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/11/14/kollam-woman-killed-daughter-lover.html Wed, 14 Nov 2018 05:16:13 GMT 30 injured in bus accident in Kollam The accident happened at Kalayapuram near Kottarakkara around 6.40 pm. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/11/09/people-injured-ksrtc-bus-accident-kollam.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/11/09/people-injured-ksrtc-bus-accident-kollam.html Fri, 09 Nov 2018 16:42:00 GMT A Kerala village that's slowly disappearing into the sea As per the lithographic maps prepared in 1955, Alappad had covered an area of 89.5 square kilometres, but the total area has shrunk to just 8.9 square kilometres now. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/11/07/kerala-village-alappad-sea-erosion.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/11/07/kerala-village-alappad-sea-erosion.html Thu, 08 Nov 2018 01:45:50 GMT Former athlete seeks help to fight cancer, support family Soumya had been shouldering the entire burden of the family ever since her father Mohanan Pillai died after a fall from a tree. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/11/06/athlete-soumya-mohan-kollam-seeks-help-cancer-support-family.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/11/06/athlete-soumya-mohan-kollam-seeks-help-cancer-support-family.html Tue, 06 Nov 2018 06:32:59 GMT Fraudsters cook up a solar story and townsfolk eat out of their hands The complainants had shelled out Rs 10,000 for the cooker even though the salesmen could not offer them a demonstration. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/10/31/fraudsters-cook-up-solar-story-townsfolk-eat-out-of-hands.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/10/31/fraudsters-cook-up-solar-story-townsfolk-eat-out-of-hands.html Wed, 31 Oct 2018 13:00:54 GMT How Pallikkalar dies a slow death from mining and waste dumping It’s a journey nurtured by 60-odd tributaries, yet when Pallikkalar waters reach their mouth near Kozhikkottu Kayal backwaters, the river is a mere trickle — dirty and ill. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/10/27/how-pallikkalar-dies-slow-death-waste-mining-dumping.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/10/27/how-pallikkalar-dies-slow-death-waste-mining-dumping.html Sat, 27 Oct 2018 05:54:21 GMT Innovation gone wrong: Wannabe paraglider crashes into tree The experiment could have taken a tragic turn in an area where a high-tension power line went through. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/10/25/innovation-gone-wrong-wannabe-paraglider-crashes-into-tree.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/10/25/innovation-gone-wrong-wannabe-paraglider-crashes-into-tree.html Thu, 25 Oct 2018 07:23:14 GMT Special children to show off artistic talents at state meet The festival will offer a stage to special children to display their innate talents. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/10/24/special-children-to-show-off-artistic-talents-at-state-meet.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/10/24/special-children-to-show-off-artistic-talents-at-state-meet.html Thu, 25 Oct 2018 01:51:31 GMT Destitute home shuts door on Good Samaritans There are homes for women but men who have been abandoned by their families have no place to go. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/10/17/destitute-home-shuts-door-on-good-samaritans.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/10/17/destitute-home-shuts-door-on-good-samaritans.html Thu, 18 Oct 2018 02:30:04 GMT Woman takes rice farming to greater heights, literally! Sugandha procured grow bags at a cheap rate through an agricultural officer in her locality, stuffed them with manure rich soil and sowed Uma seeds. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/10/17/terrace-paddu-farming-kollam.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/10/17/terrace-paddu-farming-kollam.html Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:40:57 GMT Special child makes documentary on own life Kollam: Nine-year-old Nayan has great difficulty in holding a pen but that didn’t deter him from writing two books in English, and holds the record of being the youngest philosopher. This hearing-impaired special child, a resident of from SN Puram in Kollam district, now speaks to the world through https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/10/17/special-child-makes-documentary-own-life.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/10/17/special-child-makes-documentary-own-life.html Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:22:41 GMT 'Reality test' to assess drivers is now on the roads The project is piloted by SP Jawahar Janardhan with the cooperation of the Motor Vehicles Department and Life Skills. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/10/16/reality-assess-drivers-road.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/10/16/reality-assess-drivers-road.html Wed, 17 Oct 2018 01:45:21 GMT 'Reality test' to assess drivers is now on the roads The project is piloted by SP Jawahar Janardhan with the cooperation of the Motor Vehicles Department and Life Skills, an NGO. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/10/16/reality-test-to-assess-drivers-is-now-on-the-roads.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/10/16/reality-test-to-assess-drivers-is-now-on-the-roads.html Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:11:56 GMT Youths turn ‘Ambassadors’ for Kerala’s flood relief measures The trip proved a success as an amount of around Rs 8 lakh was digitally transferred to CMDRF. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/10/13/youths-amabassador-drive-kerala-flood-relief.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/10/13/youths-amabassador-drive-kerala-flood-relief.html Sun, 14 Oct 2018 05:03:20 GMT Dial ERT in emergency, know how it came about Ajeesh Surendran, a Kottarakara native, launched the ERT or Emergency Response Team after a tragedy involving his friend. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/10/08/emergency-response-team-volunteers-services.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/10/08/emergency-response-team-volunteers-services.html Mon, 08 Oct 2018 05:38:42 GMT Touching gesture by student moves gritty firemen The Fire and Rescue Services personnel at Kundara station who took part in the rescue mission during the recent floods in Kerala had a pleasant surprise recently. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/10/05/touching-gesture-by-student-moves-gritty-firemen.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/10/05/touching-gesture-by-student-moves-gritty-firemen.html Fri, 05 Oct 2018 05:34:18 GMT Man's nose severed in mistaken attack with surgical knife The attack was a fallout of skirmishes that started on the local festival day last month, the police said. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/10/03/mistaken-gangster-man-nose-severed-surgical-knife.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/10/03/mistaken-gangster-man-nose-severed-surgical-knife.html Wed, 03 Oct 2018 10:35:13 GMT Drunk man throws a tantrum in police station Anil Kumar was always on the beck and call of the policemen at the station. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/09/28/drunk-man-throws-a-tantrum-in-police-station.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/09/28/drunk-man-throws-a-tantrum-in-police-station.html Fri, 28 Sep 2018 09:09:43 GMT Where have all these senior citizens gone? According to official figures, 16 persons above the age of 50 years are missing from the Kollam rural district since 2009. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/09/23/elderly-people-missing-kollam.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/09/23/elderly-people-missing-kollam.html Mon, 24 Sep 2018 01:58:15 GMT Rat fever claims youth who cleaned flood-hit Ranni Vinu had joined the cleaning drive carried out at Ranni in Pathanamthitta along with other workers of his construction company on August 24. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/09/23/rat-fever-claims-youth-who-cleaned-flood-hit-ranni.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/09/23/rat-fever-claims-youth-who-cleaned-flood-hit-ranni.html Mon, 24 Sep 2018 01:57:54 GMT No chance for bunking as school unveils punching machine Electronic attendance punching machine is set to replace the good old attendance book in Kerala schools. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/09/19/no-chance-for-bunking-as-school-unveils-punching-machine.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/09/19/no-chance-for-bunking-as-school-unveils-punching-machine.html Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:44:50 GMT Family under a cloud as girl dies, doctors order autopsy The family is alleged to have fell back on pujas and other rituals to heal the girl. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/09/19/family-conducts-pujas-girl-unwell-dies.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/09/19/family-conducts-pujas-girl-unwell-dies.html Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:00:37 GMT Excess flood aid credited to several accounts Now, revenue authorities are running helter-skelter to recover the extra amount. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/09/17/excess-flood-aid-credited-to-several-accounts.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/09/17/excess-flood-aid-credited-to-several-accounts.html Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:38:21 GMT Hills collapse after large-scale soil extraction Aggravating the situation, a mafia which is engaged in flattening the hills in the guise of clearing the collapsed earth is operating in such places. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/09/08/hills-collapse-spots-earth-removed.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/09/08/hills-collapse-spots-earth-removed.html Sun, 09 Sep 2018 08:16:37 GMT Abducted Kollam youth murdered, buried in Tamil Nadu quarry Renjith's was recovered from a village in Tamil Nadu three weeks after he was kidnapped amid floods on August 15. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/09/08/kollam-renju-murder-case.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/09/08/kollam-renju-murder-case.html Sat, 08 Sep 2018 07:16:39 GMT Veteran athlete, 79, adds to his rich medal kitty Lekshmanan boosted his huge stock of medals at the State Veterans' Meet held at the Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium in TVPM. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/09/05/veteran-athlete-79-adds-to-his-rich-medal-kitty.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/09/05/veteran-athlete-79-adds-to-his-rich-medal-kitty.html Wed, 05 Sep 2018 08:17:28 GMT 64-year-old survives night of horror in Kallada river He survived by clinging on to the roots of a tree after having fallen into the river accidentally. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/08/13/man-survives-night-kallada-river.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/08/13/man-survives-night-kallada-river.html Tue, 14 Aug 2018 01:57:06 GMT How these low-lying areas in Pathanapuram escaped monsoon fury The residents of these belts in Pathanapuram of Kollam district are reaping the benefits of having cleaned up local canals and sewage lines before monsoon wreaked havoc. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/08/10/pathanapuram-low-lying-areas-water-management.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kollam/2018/08/10/pathanapuram-low-lying-areas-water-management.html Fri, 10 Aug 2018 06:14:45 GMT