Kottayam https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam.rss Read latest news updates from Kottayam District Kerala in English. Watch Videos and Photos of Exclusive Breaking News. Onmanorama en Tue, 25 Jun 2019 05:56:45 GMT https://www.manoramaonline.com/privacy.html Live wire falls on moving scooter, kills woman, injures husband and daughter The incident took place around 3.45 pm on Sunday near a transformer at Kalarikkalthazhe on the Appanchira-Keezhur road. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/10/14/live-wire-falls-on-moving-scooter-kills-woman.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/10/14/live-wire-falls-on-moving-scooter-kills-woman.html Mon, 14 Oct 2019 06:38:45 GMT Hailstorm lashes parts of Kottayam Kuravilangad: A freak hailstorm, coupled with heavy rain and strong winds, battered parts of Kottayam earlier this week, causing widespread damage. Kuravilangad, Mannakanad and Kurichithanam witnessed the hailstorm. The frozen rain drops pelted the thatched roofs and sheets of the houses with a https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/10/03/hailstorm-lashes-parts-of-kottayam.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/10/03/hailstorm-lashes-parts-of-kottayam.html Fri, 04 Oct 2019 00:39:48 GMT Jais Mon, alias Alotty, notorious new-gen gangster in police net .The accused has several fans group and is active on social media groups. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/09/23/jais-mon-alotty-notorious-gangster-kottayam-arrest.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/09/23/jais-mon-alotty-notorious-gangster-kottayam-arrest.html Tue, 24 Sep 2019 00:29:38 GMT Miraculous escape for Kottayam man who was buried under debris Tapping worker N D Thomas, 60, of Uzhavur in Kerala's Kottayam district came face-to-face with death. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/09/22/miraculous-escape-kottayam-man-buried-under-debris.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/09/22/miraculous-escape-kottayam-man-buried-under-debris.html Mon, 23 Sep 2019 01:02:53 GMT Missing youth bitten by rabid dog located two days later All except Sreekuttan were soon alerted and administered the anti-rabies shot as soon as it was confirmed the dog was infected with the dangerous rabies virus. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/09/21/missing-youth-bitten-rabid-dog-located.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/09/21/missing-youth-bitten-rabid-dog-located.html Sun, 22 Sep 2019 00:17:18 GMT Kottayam housewife died after savage attack by druggie husband Beating and injuries to head caused her death. Internal organs sustained injuries and broken ribs punctured her lungs. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/09/01/housewife-died-attack-by-husband-autopsy.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/09/01/housewife-died-attack-by-husband-autopsy.html Sun, 01 Sep 2019 05:30:29 GMT Facelift of Jubilee Park on after a hiccup The municipal chairperson and councillors visited the park on Friday and took stock of the situation. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/08/31/works-nagampadam-jubilee-park-begin.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/08/31/works-nagampadam-jubilee-park-begin.html Sun, 01 Sep 2019 03:05:05 GMT 19-year-old dies as husband high on pot strikes her with firewood Subin murdered his wife Aswathy by hitting on her head under the influence of marijuana. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/08/31/19-year-old-dies-as-husband-high-on-pot-strikes-her-with-firewoo.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/08/31/19-year-old-dies-as-husband-high-on-pot-strikes-her-with-firewoo.html Sat, 31 Aug 2019 09:12:36 GMT Keralite male nurse dies in New Zealand car crash Kiren, who got married 6 months ago, was a registered nurse with the Waikato District Health Board in Hamilton. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/08/31/keralite-male-nurse-dies-in-new-zealand-car-crash.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/08/31/keralite-male-nurse-dies-in-new-zealand-car-crash.html Sat, 31 Aug 2019 09:06:58 GMT Kottayam family to sell home to meet son’s medical expenses Arjun, the eldest son of daily-wage labourer Byjumon, has been bedridden for three years. The doctors have not been able to diagnose his ailment. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/08/29/kottayam-family-to-sell-home-to-meet-sons-medical-expenses.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/08/29/kottayam-family-to-sell-home-to-meet-sons-medical-expenses.html Thu, 29 Aug 2019 14:09:33 GMT Nisha Jose likely pick of Jose K Mani faction for Pala bypoll Mani junior's wife Nisha and brother-in-law are said to be front-runners for nomination. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/08/26/pala-by-election-jose-k-mani-pj-joseph.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/08/26/pala-by-election-jose-k-mani-pj-joseph.html Tue, 27 Aug 2019 11:17:53 GMT Kottayam up close to perils of climate change With paddy fields and canals being filled up, the wetlands that stored the floodwater are getting fast depleted. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/08/23/kottayam-up-close-perils-climate-change.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/08/23/kottayam-up-close-perils-climate-change.html Sat, 24 Aug 2019 00:37:05 GMT Travellers wary as more flaws surface on Nagampadam bridge The fault with the approach road is especially dangerous to the riders of two-wheelers. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/08/22/travellers-wary-more-flaws-nagampadam-bridge.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/08/22/travellers-wary-more-flaws-nagampadam-bridge.html Fri, 23 Aug 2019 00:46:04 GMT Radio waves give relief to girl with bone cancer The class XII student was admitted to the General Hospital here after she complained of pain in her legs, but later she was referred to the Medical College Hospital. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/08/16/radio-waves-give-relief-girl-bone-cancer.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/08/16/radio-waves-give-relief-girl-bone-cancer.html Sat, 17 Aug 2019 00:40:33 GMT Woman agri field officer arrested for taking Rs 25K bribe Apart from the bribe, the Vigilance team also seized unaccounted money worth Rs 55,000 from her. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/08/14/woman-agri-field-officer-arrested-taking-bribe.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/08/14/woman-agri-field-officer-arrested-taking-bribe.html Wed, 14 Aug 2019 11:22:21 GMT Traffic violations prove costly for motorists on Ktym roads The police and RTO registered 570 and 182 traffic violations respectively on the first day of an action plan aimed at increasing road safety in the district. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/08/06/huge-fines-collected-on-first-day-of-rad-safety-campaign-in-kottayam.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/08/06/huge-fines-collected-on-first-day-of-rad-safety-campaign-in-kottayam.html Tue, 06 Aug 2019 04:45:46 GMT How to learn Malayalam? This US lady will teach you Those non-speakers who have heard this Dravidian language or mingled with Malayalis often say it is tough to learn its rudiments, forget mastering it. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/08/02/how-to-learn-malayalam-this-us-lady-will-teach-you.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/08/02/how-to-learn-malayalam-this-us-lady-will-teach-you.html Sat, 03 Aug 2019 00:43:13 GMT Runaway thief lies low right under cops' nose for nearly two days The accused, Dileep, was caught from the bushes in a homestead behind the Lions Club near Perumanoorkulam Junction. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/07/30/runaway-thief-lies-low-right-under-cops--nose-for-nearly-two-day.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/07/30/runaway-thief-lies-low-right-under-cops--nose-for-nearly-two-day.html Wed, 31 Jul 2019 00:37:14 GMT Mani factions agree on new District Panchayat chief Kerala Congress (M) is engulfed in a crisis after the recent death of its founder K M Mani. The party recently split, though the electoral bodies and legislative bodies have not taken a call on this. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/07/26/mani-factions-agree-on-new-district-panchayat-chief.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/07/26/mani-factions-agree-on-new-district-panchayat-chief.html Fri, 26 Jul 2019 07:36:20 GMT Phone records take spotlight as Kevin murder trial goes on There was no authenticity for the proof of WhatsApp messages submitted by the prosecution in the court regarding the communication between the first accused Sanu Chacko and his father Chacko John, the defence team argued. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/07/24/phone-records-kevin-murder.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/07/24/phone-records-kevin-murder.html Wed, 24 Jul 2019 09:16:13 GMT Low-lying areas of Kottayam town inundated With the Kodimatha link road getting flooded, transportation to the Muppaikad locality has been hit. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/07/23/low-lying-areas-kottayam-town-inundated.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/07/23/low-lying-areas-kottayam-town-inundated.html Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:28:36 GMT Lottery seller arrested over woman's murder at medical college A lottery seller has been arrested over the murder of Ponnamma, a resident of Thrikkodithanam in Kottayam district. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/07/17/lottery-seller-arrested-over-woman-s-murder-at-medical-college-.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/07/17/lottery-seller-arrested-over-woman-s-murder-at-medical-college-.html Wed, 17 Jul 2019 08:06:16 GMT Bereaved in a spot over holiday for crematorium Harikumar's relatives then had to travel 105 km with the body to conduct the funeral at the crematorium in the Kumaly panchayat in neighbouring Idukki district. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/07/16/crematorium-holiday-has-bereaved-in-spot.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/07/16/crematorium-holiday-has-bereaved-in-spot.html Wed, 17 Jul 2019 00:51:26 GMT Woman in pursuit of missing son for 18 years was likely murdered The decomposed body of a woman found on the premises of Kottayam Medical College Hospital (MCH) a few days ago has been identified as that of a 55-year-old lottery seller, Ponnamma. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/07/15/lottery-ticket-seller-dead-at-kottayam-medical-college-premises.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/07/15/lottery-ticket-seller-dead-at-kottayam-medical-college-premises.html Mon, 15 Jul 2019 06:44:55 GMT Auto driver bags first prize of Karunya lottery Before becoming a driver, Suresh used to run a lottery agency on his own at the Parakulam stand. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/07/14/auto-driver-bags-first-prize-of-karunya-lottery.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/07/14/auto-driver-bags-first-prize-of-karunya-lottery.html Sun, 14 Jul 2019 07:53:37 GMT Rs 3 lakh aid for ailing teen athlete The treatment cost is a big financial burden on the family. Her father Saji is a bakery worker and runs the family on his meagre income. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/07/12/rs-3-lakh-aid-for-ailing-teen-athlete.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/07/12/rs-3-lakh-aid-for-ailing-teen-athlete.html Sat, 13 Jul 2019 00:49:45 GMT Rent-a-car scam busted; 22 vehicles seized across state The police have seized the vehicles from various spots in between Kovalam and Koyilandy. Investigators have got vital leads that the vehicles were widely used to peddle ganja and drugs, carry out goonda and other anti-social activities. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/07/09/rent-a-car-scam-busted-22-vehicles-seized.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/07/09/rent-a-car-scam-busted-22-vehicles-seized.html Wed, 10 Jul 2019 00:43:43 GMT Heritage walkers get a sneak peek into Kottayam's legacy Around 500 people took part in the Heritage Walk organised by the Nattukoottam group of the Kottayam Cheriyapally in association with the Thaliyil Mahadeva temple advisory committee, Thazhathangadi Muslim Jamaath and Kottayam Valiyapally. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/07/01/heritage-walkers-get-a-sneak-peek-into-kottayam-s-legacy.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/07/01/heritage-walkers-get-a-sneak-peek-into-kottayam-s-legacy.html Mon, 01 Jul 2019 11:18:50 GMT Be part of the heritage walk to know more about history of Kottayam The heritage walk which begins at 10am from the Cheriyapally premises would be flagged off by Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan MLA. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/06/29/be-part-of-the-heritage-walk-to-know-more-about-history-of-kotta.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/06/29/be-part-of-the-heritage-walk-to-know-more-about-history-of-kotta.html Sat, 29 Jun 2019 15:29:48 GMT Selfie rescues Kottayam man from the jaws of death After a bitter altercation with his wife, the man decided to end life by lying in front of a speeding train but was rescued by the local people and police. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/06/28/selfie-rescues-kottayam-man-from-death.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/06/28/selfie-rescues-kottayam-man-from-death.html Sat, 29 Jun 2019 01:02:15 GMT Civic body clueless about disposing of solid waste The Kottayam Municipal Corporation is clueless on handling the garbage that has already been collected as Clean Kerala Company, an initiative of the Kerala government, has refused to collect garbage from the town. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/06/25/civic-body-clueless-about-disposing-solid-waste.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/06/25/civic-body-clueless-about-disposing-solid-waste.html Wed, 26 Jun 2019 01:51:51 GMT RTO squad chase down Kallada bus that sped away The bus plying the Kottayam-Bengaluru route had to be chased down by an RTO squad after it was found being dangerously driven. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/06/24/kottayayam-kallada-bus-chased-down-by-rto.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/06/24/kottayayam-kallada-bus-chased-down-by-rto.html Mon, 24 Jun 2019 05:22:35 GMT Dramatic scenes during Vigilance raid on RTO From the RTO, the Vigilance recovered 372 licences which were kept without sending them to applicants. The raid was conducted at the office following widespread complaints regarding corrupt practices. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/06/23/dramatic-scenes-during-vigilance-raid-on-rto.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/06/23/dramatic-scenes-during-vigilance-raid-on-rto.html Mon, 24 Jun 2019 00:43:05 GMT A note of compassion from an auto driver Nidheesh’s father had passed away from cancer seven years ago, followed by his father-in-law who died three years ago. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/06/21/note-of-compassion-from-auto-driver.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/06/21/note-of-compassion-from-auto-driver.html Sat, 22 Jun 2019 00:29:53 GMT Approach roads to Nagampadam bridge subside with rains Due to the height difference, vehicles get a severe jolt when they enter the bridge and exit. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/06/21/approach-road-nagampadam-bridge-subside-rains.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/06/21/approach-road-nagampadam-bridge-subside-rains.html Sat, 22 Jun 2019 00:30:07 GMT How a cop took on unruly youth who created a scene in theatre When four youths started to converse in a boisterous manner during a movie show at a famous theatre at Pala, they didn't know what was coming their way. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/06/17/how-a-cop-took-on-unruly-youth-who-created-a-scene-in-theatre.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/06/17/how-a-cop-took-on-unruly-youth-who-created-a-scene-in-theatre.html Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:48:41 GMT Free bus ride for cancer, kidney failure patients The Malayala Manorama had carried a report about a bus owner in Malappuram who offers free bus rides to patients two weeks ago. Reading this, Jaymon and his family too decided to offer a similar service in their ‘Ave Maria’ buses. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/06/13/free-bus-ride-for-cancer-kidney-failure-patients.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/06/13/free-bus-ride-for-cancer-kidney-failure-patients.html Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:53:15 GMT Bedridden artist hopes to complete unique painting work in school The artist, who was supposed to complete the paintings, had been bedridden for the last one year. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/06/06/bedridden-artist-hopes-to-complete-unique-painting-work-in-schoo.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/06/06/bedridden-artist-hopes-to-complete-unique-painting-work-in-schoo.html Fri, 07 Jun 2019 00:46:09 GMT Religious teacher arrested for sexual abuse of kids Ustad Yusuf, 63, was arrested from near Palakkad based on a complaint lodged by the parents of a boy subjected to abuse. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/06/04/religious-teacher-arrested-for-sexual-abuse-of-kids.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/06/04/religious-teacher-arrested-for-sexual-abuse-of-kids.html Tue, 04 Jun 2019 05:40:31 GMT How a burn victim was nursed back to life Praveen, a burn victim who was on the verge of death after sustaining 85 per cent of burns, was brought back to life by the dedicated efforts of the hospital staff. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/06/01/how-a-burn-victim-was-nursed-back-to-life.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/06/01/how-a-burn-victim-was-nursed-back-to-life.html Sun, 02 Jun 2019 00:53:36 GMT Desperate youths steal petrol, later apologise Without thinking twice, the youths refilled their bike with the petrol siphoned off from one of the bikes parked outside the garage and continued their journey. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/31/youths-steal-petrol-necessity-later-apologise.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/31/youths-steal-petrol-necessity-later-apologise.html Sat, 01 Jun 2019 03:21:13 GMT Finally, sturdy Nagampadam Bridge sliced up perfectly An earlier attempt to implode the bridge through controlled explosion had failed. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/26/nagamapadom-bridge-demolition-sliced-up.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/26/nagamapadom-bridge-demolition-sliced-up.html Sun, 26 May 2019 07:11:50 GMT Services on Kottayam rail suspended, dismantling of Nagampadam bridge begins Five express trains and all passenger trains have been cancelled. 24 long-distance trains through Kottayam have been diverted through Alappuzha. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/25/train-delays-due-to-dismantling-of-nagampada-bridge.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/25/train-delays-due-to-dismantling-of-nagampada-bridge.html Sat, 25 May 2019 02:35:31 GMT Kottayam native marries off his son's ex-girlfriend The girl's parents refused to take her home after elopement and the boy's father offered to take her responsibility. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/21/kottayam-native-marries-off-sons-ex-girlfriend.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/21/kottayam-native-marries-off-sons-ex-girlfriend.html Tue, 21 May 2019 06:25:27 GMT Irked by neighbour’s kittens, Kottayam man kills them Ajayakumar killed the two kittens of his neighbour and then hanged them because thay annoyed him. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/17/kottayam-man-kills-neighbours-kittens.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/17/kottayam-man-kills-neighbours-kittens.html Fri, 17 May 2019 07:55:10 GMT Kerala's own rooster makes it to Rs 1 lakh club Manoj Joseph, who runs a construction firm in Coimbatore, got the rooster for the highest bid. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/16/kerala-own-rooster-makes-1-lakh-club.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/16/kerala-own-rooster-makes-1-lakh-club.html Fri, 17 May 2019 00:50:35 GMT Former Infosys employee, driver die in tragic car accident in Chennai The 27-year-old woman and her driver, died in an accident en-route to Chennai. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/16/two-malayalis-die-in-chennai-car-mishap.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/16/two-malayalis-die-in-chennai-car-mishap.html Thu, 16 May 2019 05:46:01 GMT Nagampadom bridge to be sliced off after failed demolition bid An expert team had inspected the bridge and given its clearance for the new plan. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/15/nagampadom-bridge-sliced-failed-demolition-bid.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/15/nagampadom-bridge-sliced-failed-demolition-bid.html Thu, 16 May 2019 00:51:49 GMT Danger still lurks on road linking Changanassery, Kottayam towns Even before the road widening the stretch between these towns in Kottayam district is notorious for accidents, though not of the scale of that part of the National Highway to the west of the arterial MC Road. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/14/danger-still-lurks-on-road-linking-changanassery-kottayam-towns.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/14/danger-still-lurks-on-road-linking-changanassery-kottayam-towns.html Tue, 14 May 2019 17:44:42 GMT Nagampadam ground reeks of waste: Authorities indifferent The same site is dug over and over, only to unearth waste that includes plastic. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/13/nagampadam-ground-reeks-of-waste.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/13/nagampadam-ground-reeks-of-waste.html Mon, 13 May 2019 10:30:59 GMT Absconding murderer arrested in Bengaluru and brought back The victim, a friend of the accused Appu Roy was found stabbed to death on the fourth floor of a building near TB junction on 16 April. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/09/absconding-murderer-arrested-in-bengaluru-and-brought-back.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/09/absconding-murderer-arrested-in-bengaluru-and-brought-back.html Thu, 09 May 2019 09:07:42 GMT Too tiresome to go to Idukki? Kottayam youth grow cannabis on terrace These youngsters discovered that their own house premises was an ideal location to grow the cannabis. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/07/kottayam-youth-grow-cannabis-on-terrace.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/07/kottayam-youth-grow-cannabis-on-terrace.html Wed, 08 May 2019 01:33:13 GMT After Jawan, Farmer disappears from liquor stores The raids at Kottayam Bevco and Consumerfed outlets revealed that the popular brands are not sold despite large stocks of cheaper varieties. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/02/after-jawan-farmer-brands-disappears-from-liquor-stores.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/02/after-jawan-farmer-brands-disappears-from-liquor-stores.html Fri, 03 May 2019 00:47:16 GMT Inferior cables behind failure of Nagampadom bridge demolition It is suspected that the cables may be of inferior quality though they belonged to a popular brand. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/02/inferior-cables-behind-failure-of-nagampadom-bridge-demolition.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/02/inferior-cables-behind-failure-of-nagampadom-bridge-demolition.html Thu, 02 May 2019 06:59:12 GMT Social differences led to Kevin’s abduction, witness tells court During the proceedings, a witness claimed that he was abducted by his fiancee's family as they were dead against a matrimonial alliance as he was from a lower social group. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/01/social-differences-led-to-kevins-abduction-witness-tells-court.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/05/01/social-differences-led-to-kevins-abduction-witness-tells-court.html Wed, 01 May 2019 06:53:13 GMT Overbridge likely to be pushed down after bid to raze it falls flat Two explosions failed to rock the bridge, made steely strong with 142 cubic metres of concrete. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/04/29/nagampadom-railway-overbridge-failed-explosions.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/04/29/nagampadom-railway-overbridge-failed-explosions.html Mon, 29 Apr 2019 06:37:08 GMT Kottayam church swears by solar enegy, to sell surplus A solar project of this scale on the roof of a church is a first in Kerala, says the authorities. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/04/29/kottayam-church-swears-solar-energy-sell-surplus.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/04/29/kottayam-church-swears-solar-energy-sell-surplus.html Mon, 29 Apr 2019 04:04:19 GMT 65-year-old bridge in Kottayam refuses to fall after demolition attempt Road and rail traffic through Nagampadam have been re-instated, authorities informed. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/04/27/kottayam-nagampaam-bridge-demolishing.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/04/27/kottayam-nagampaam-bridge-demolishing.html Sun, 28 Apr 2019 07:16:56 GMT 10th edition of Manorama's ‘Hrudayapurvam’ begins Malayala Manorama’s two-day camp, named ‘Hrudayapurvam’, for heart checkup has started at Manorama office premises on Saturday. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/04/27/10th-edition-of-Manoramas-health-check-up-camp-begins.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/04/27/10th-edition-of-Manoramas-health-check-up-camp-begins.html Sat, 27 Apr 2019 07:46:18 GMT No train on Kottayam line owing to bridge demolition The old railway bridge in the heart of Kottayam town will be brought down by a controlled demolition at 11 am today. No trains will be operated on the Kottayam route from 9 am to 6.30 pm as a result. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/04/27/no-train-on-kottayam-line-due-to-bridge-demolition.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/04/27/no-train-on-kottayam-line-due-to-bridge-demolition.html Sat, 27 Apr 2019 04:40:22 GMT Train delays in Kottayam and other parts of Kerala today A few trains are completely cancelled and some services are partially cancelled. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/04/25/travelling-by-train-via-kottayam-saturday-read-this.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/04/25/travelling-by-train-via-kottayam-saturday-read-this.html Sat, 27 Apr 2019 01:14:33 GMT Music therapy? Head to this Kerala hospital The latest in the line to advocate music therapy in Kerala's health sector are the doctors of General Hospital at Changanassery town in Kerala's Kottayam district. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/04/20/music-therapy-head-to-this-kerala-hospital.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/04/20/music-therapy-head-to-this-kerala-hospital.html Sat, 20 Apr 2019 17:07:15 GMT Creepy-crawlies torment a Kerala family Sadasivan Pillai and his family members are so desperate now that they plan to vacate their house owing to the trouble posed by Mupli beetles. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/04/15/mupli-beetles-torment-kerala-family.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/04/15/mupli-beetles-torment-kerala-family.html Tue, 16 Apr 2019 01:22:35 GMT Too hot: Kottayam buys 4,000 AC units in a fortnight Since temperatures rose above 38 degree Celsius, some in Kottayam mull over taking a loan to buy ACs. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/04/04/kottayam-buys-4000-ac-units-fortnight-hot.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/04/04/kottayam-buys-4000-ac-units-fortnight-hot.html Fri, 05 Apr 2019 07:04:51 GMT Unwell boy skips HSC exam midway to attend father's funeral As the time of the funeral grew nearer, the relatives had to fetch Praise from the examination hall even before the exam was over. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/03/29/unwell-boys-skips-hsc-exam-midway-father-funeral.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/03/29/unwell-boys-skips-hsc-exam-midway-father-funeral.html Sat, 30 Mar 2019 00:45:38 GMT What drove an SI to climb tree to bring down a rotting corpse Vidyadharan became a hero overnight when he climbed a 15-foot tall tree to bring down the four-day-old corpse of a suicide victim at Kanakappalam near Erumeli. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/03/29/si-climb-tree-bring-down-rotting-corpse-kottayam.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/03/29/si-climb-tree-bring-down-rotting-corpse-kottayam.html Sat, 30 Mar 2019 00:45:56 GMT Twin brothers drown in Muvattupuzha River The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon beside the Thaikavu bank of the river near Vettikkattumukku bridge. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/03/29/twin-brothers-drown-muvattupuzha-river.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/03/29/twin-brothers-drown-muvattupuzha-river.html Fri, 29 Mar 2019 05:01:14 GMT SI climbs tree to bring down rotten body The body, found on a plantation off Erumeli-Vechuchira road, was two days old and clothed in dhoti and shirt. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/03/28/si-climbs-tree-bring-down-rotton-body.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/03/28/si-climbs-tree-bring-down-rotton-body.html Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:14:16 GMT Kerala’s first international autism school begins operation The school offers a curriculum integrating studies, therapy, skills training and care. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/03/26/kerala-first-international-autism-school-begins-operation.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/03/26/kerala-first-international-autism-school-begins-operation.html Wed, 27 Mar 2019 00:43:40 GMT Alcoholic son held over murder of 83-year-old woman The charred body of Chinnamma was found after a search in the yard next to her house on the outskirts of Kottayam town. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/03/25/alcoholic-son-held-murder-of-mother-kottayam-district.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/03/25/alcoholic-son-held-murder-of-mother-kottayam-district.html Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:53:27 GMT Driver steers truck into canal as hay load catches fire After brushing against overhead electric lines, a load of hay being carried on a truck catches fire. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/03/16/truck-catches-fire-driver-steers-into-canal.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/03/16/truck-catches-fire-driver-steers-into-canal.html Sat, 16 Mar 2019 09:46:24 GMT Barge brings first container cargo to Kottayam port The inauguration of Kottayam zone’s first inland freight movement was done by CPM district secretary V N Vasavan. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/03/10/barge-brings-first-container-cargo-to-kottayam-port.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/03/10/barge-brings-first-container-cargo-to-kottayam-port.html Mon, 11 Mar 2019 01:47:51 GMT New-look Ktym railway station to have entrances in native style A second entrance to the station will be constructed on the road leading to the goods shed. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/03/09/new-look-railway-station-kottayam-native-style.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/03/09/new-look-railway-station-kottayam-native-style.html Sun, 10 Mar 2019 01:38:28 GMT Kottayam youth ends life after posting video alleging police harassment Police Thursday said Rajesh ended his life by hanging himself at Pala near here Wednesday after being released on bail a day earlier. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/03/08/man-ends-life-after-posting-facebook-live-video-alleging-police-harassment.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/03/08/man-ends-life-after-posting-facebook-live-video-alleging-police-harassment.html Fri, 08 Mar 2019 05:05:50 GMT Mahout crushed as elephant rests on him The deceased is Arun Panicker, a native of Chennithala in Alappuzha district. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/03/03/mahout-crushed-as-elephant-rests-on-him.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/03/03/mahout-crushed-as-elephant-rests-on-him.html Sun, 03 Mar 2019 10:53:14 GMT Doctor insisted on tray punishment despite objection: Nurse The nurse had claimed she had kept the tray on the bed when she got an urgent call to attend another case. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/03/01/doctor-insisted-tray-punishment-despite-objection-nurse.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/03/01/doctor-insisted-tray-punishment-despite-objection-nurse.html Sat, 02 Mar 2019 01:53:36 GMT Woman set on fire by father-in-law battling for life Gopalan had started demanding dowry from Vijitha who is working as a sales girl at a textile shop at Thengana. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/03/01/woman-set-on-fire-by-father-in-law-battling-for-life.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/03/01/woman-set-on-fire-by-father-in-law-battling-for-life.html Fri, 01 Mar 2019 05:52:30 GMT KSRTC bus driver dies of cardiac arrest while on duty, but saves over 30 passengers Saju Mathew, 40, who is with the Erattupetta depot, succumbed to cardiac arrest around 9:30am Sunday while on duty. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/02/25/ksrtc-bus-driver-cardiac-arrest-passengers-safe.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/02/25/ksrtc-bus-driver-cardiac-arrest-passengers-safe.html Tue, 26 Feb 2019 04:32:46 GMT Kottayam railway station to get a facelift The station building will be flaunting a touch of indigenous Kerala design once the renovation work gets completed. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/02/23/kottayam-railway-station-to-get-facelift.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/02/23/kottayam-railway-station-to-get-facelift.html Sun, 24 Feb 2019 01:57:39 GMT Many chip in to build a house for Devutty Devutty Babu’s constant companion was privation but now she can sleep tight in the safety of a solid house. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/02/20/many-chip-in-build-house-devutty.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/02/20/many-chip-in-build-house-devutty.html Thu, 21 Feb 2019 01:48:29 GMT First 'water ATM' in Ktym district set for launch The project planned in coordination with Uzhavoor Block Panchayat will be launched on February 28. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/02/20/first-water-atm-kottayam-district-set-launch.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/02/20/first-water-atm-kottayam-district-set-launch.html Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:42:20 GMT Blaze in electronics showroom throws traffic out of gear in Kottayam The incident occurred at the outlet near the Gandhi Square in the heart of the town around 5:10pm. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/02/18/kottayam-gandhi-square-fire.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/02/18/kottayam-gandhi-square-fire.html Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:58:05 GMT Kottayam surgeon transferred over 'tray punishment' for nurse Dr Kurien who was on his ICU rounds saw a tray lying on a patient’s legs and a trainee nurse had obviously kept it. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/02/16/kottayam-doctor-transfer-after-nurse-tray-punishment.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/02/16/kottayam-doctor-transfer-after-nurse-tray-punishment.html Sat, 16 Feb 2019 05:25:41 GMT Doctor’s odd punishment for nurse who kept tray on patient's legs An internal inquiry commission has been formed after Dr Kurien asked the nurse to lie on a vacant bed and place the tray on herself as a punishment https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/02/15/nurses-protest-doctor-odd-punishment-colleague-kottayam.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/02/15/nurses-protest-doctor-odd-punishment-colleague-kottayam.html Fri, 15 Feb 2019 04:20:24 GMT Trial run of cargo barge to Kottayam Port a success Customs authorities are expected to de-notify four acres near the Kottayam Port to be used as storage area. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/02/12/trial-run-of-cargo-barge-to-kottayam-port-a-success.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/02/12/trial-run-of-cargo-barge-to-kottayam-port-a-success.html Wed, 13 Feb 2019 07:01:18 GMT Nine-year-old rescues little brother from drowning Zacharia jumped into the river without any hesitation, dragged his brother by one hand and swam to safety. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/02/11/nine-year-old-rescues-little-brother-drowning.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/02/11/nine-year-old-rescues-little-brother-drowning.html Tue, 12 Feb 2019 01:45:34 GMT Old Indian Coffee House in Kottayam market to be shifted The management was taken to court by the owner of one of the two floors of the property as the latter wanted it vacated. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/02/10/old-indian-coffee-house-kottayam-market-shifted.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/02/10/old-indian-coffee-house-kottayam-market-shifted.html Sun, 10 Feb 2019 15:11:31 GMT Toothbrush taken out of woman’s stomach The woman, hailing from Mundakayam, accidentally swallowed the toothbrush on January 30, and didn’t inform the family members about the incident. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/02/05/toothbrush-taken-out-woman-stomach.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/02/05/toothbrush-taken-out-woman-stomach.html Wed, 06 Feb 2019 01:42:36 GMT Former teachers take students on ocean cruise Thirteen students, selected on the basis of their academic and extra-curricular performance, set out on the cruise on Tuesday along with the retired teachers. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/02/05/former-teachers-take-students-on-ocean-cruise.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/02/05/former-teachers-take-students-on-ocean-cruise.html Tue, 05 Feb 2019 12:26:48 GMT This Facebook video song lauding Kottayam is winning hearts The Kottayam town is one of the main literary centres in Kerala as several dailies like Malayala Manorama, Deepika and Mangalam were started from here. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/02/01/this-facebook-video-song-lauding-kottayam-winning-hearts.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/02/01/this-facebook-video-song-lauding-kottayam-winning-hearts.html Sun, 03 Feb 2019 04:14:19 GMT Did Pinarayi take a jab at Modi with Rosy pastor comment? Rosy starling (Pastor roseus), also known as Rosy pastor, migrates from Europe and Central Asian countries in August - September to escape the clutches of the freezing winter months. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/01/29/pinarayi-rosy-pastor-narendra-modi.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/01/29/pinarayi-rosy-pastor-narendra-modi.html Wed, 30 Jan 2019 04:16:49 GMT Kottayam canals await uplift before National Waterways tag Out of the four canals in the state recognised by the central government as suitable for National Waterways, these three pass through Kottayam district. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/01/29/kottayam-canals-await-uplift-national-waterways-tag.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/01/29/kottayam-canals-await-uplift-national-waterways-tag.html Wed, 30 Jan 2019 01:43:52 GMT Late NCP leader Jimmy George's brother dies He was the managing director of Taurus Rubber Industries and president of Poovanthuruthu Industrial Association. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/01/25/jojan-george-jimmy-george-brother-dies.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/01/25/jojan-george-jimmy-george-brother-dies.html Fri, 25 Jan 2019 15:05:01 GMT Furniture dealer saves girl dragged into rubber estate by labourer The young girl was walking home from the church when the accused, Prince Kumar of Marthandam, pulled her among the rubber trees. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/01/22/furniture-dealer-saves-girl-dragged-rubber-estate-labourer.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/01/22/furniture-dealer-saves-girl-dragged-rubber-estate-labourer.html Wed, 23 Jan 2019 01:44:40 GMT Kottayam sky path stalled as funding stops, to be converted into Gandhi Mandap Thiruvanchur Radhakrishnan MLA said the sky walkway will be converted in such a way that it can host seminars and conferences. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/01/21/kottayam-sky-path-stalled-as-funding-stops.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/01/21/kottayam-sky-path-stalled-as-funding-stops.html Tue, 22 Jan 2019 01:45:55 GMT Who is giving company to these pilgrims on long trip? The pilgrims met their canine friend while having food from a hotel. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/01/14/ramu-walks-with-sabarimala-pilgrims.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/01/14/ramu-walks-with-sabarimala-pilgrims.html Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:41:19 GMT Bumpy ride ahead for 'Chunk' bus For the last three months, its route is being decided only when the crew arrive in the morning. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/01/09/chunk-bus-route-change.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/01/09/chunk-bus-route-change.html Thu, 10 Jan 2019 01:39:04 GMT Goodness spreads all over as ambulance driver meets cop with a heart The valiant policeman’s gesture was captured on video by Ashik, Afzal’s brother, who was also present in the ambulance and it is viral on Facebook. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/01/08/goodness-spreads-over-ambulance-driver-meets-cop-heart.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/01/08/goodness-spreads-over-ambulance-driver-meets-cop-heart.html Wed, 09 Jan 2019 01:38:17 GMT Kottayam man rapes woman on marriage promise, weds another The cops nabbed him from Bison Valley in Idukki district after the woman, a Pathanamthitta native, filed a complaint against him https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/01/08/kottayam-man-rapes-woman-marriage-promise-weds-another.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/01/08/kottayam-man-rapes-woman-marriage-promise-weds-another.html Tue, 08 Jan 2019 06:35:36 GMT Carol team, holed up in church, returns home The carol team of the St. Paul’s Anglican Church at Kombadi was attacked by local youths on December 23, and took refuge at the church. https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/01/07/carol-team-holed-up-church-returns-home.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/districts/kottayam/2019/01/07/carol-team-holed-up-church-returns-home.html Mon, 07 Jan 2019 11:21:55 GMT