Palakkad Read latest news updates from Palakkad District Kerala in English. Watch Videos and Photos of Exclusive Breaking News. Onmanorama en Tue, 25 Jun 2019 05:57:17 GMT Shocking video of youths wading through river with hearse! Infrastructure in areas on Kerala's border with other states as well as near forests are inadequate or nonexistent. As a result people residing in such areas have to put up with severe inconvenience for travel, healthcare and education. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 04:41:46 GMT Another BSNL contract worker commits suicide in Kerala's Palakkad Anil Kumar, hailing from and working with BSNL for the last 24 years, had not been paid his wages since the past six months. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:58:42 GMT Traffic snarls on Kuthiran stretch annoy motorists no end As many as 223 lives have been lost in road accidents in this area over the last 10 years. Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:51:16 GMT Portraits come alive on leaves, courtesy this teen artist Sree Prasanth, a student of Government Higher Secondary School at Arannaloor in Palakkad district, started to use leaves as canvas to etch portraits six months ago. Mon, 28 Oct 2019 00:47:07 GMT Motorists skirt Kuthiran as traffic woes worsen To avoid the Kuthiran area, drivers are nowadays taking a detour from the Palakkad-Kulappully road to enter the Shornur-Perinthalmanna road to eventually reach the state highway in Thrissur through the Cheruthuruthy Chungam locality. Sat, 26 Oct 2019 00:45:27 GMT Alarm developed by student might be handy during floods, quakes K Salmamol, an M Tech student of Malabar Engineering College at Desamangalam near here, developed the device named ‘Kerala Flood Alarm’. Thu, 24 Oct 2019 00:55:22 GMT Woman rescued across swollen river while carrying gives birth An image of a pregnant woman who was being ziplined along with her toddler daughter across a swollen river in Palakkad during the recent floods had went viral. Fri, 11 Oct 2019 11:44:14 GMT Why just one question baffled PSC candidates In the exam to select 'Malayalam, Tamil Knowing Clerks' the candidates were forced to skip one question as no choices were offered to answer it. Thu, 10 Oct 2019 00:53:01 GMT Silent Valley now has 8 new species of dragonflies! Eight of these were newly discovered species, not recorded in the earlier surveys. Now, the total number of dragonflies species at the Silent Valley zone is 91. Wed, 02 Oct 2019 00:51:55 GMT KSRTC dismisses tribal conductor, injured on duty The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation dismissed Chandran, a tribal youth disregarding the fact that he suffered injuries while on duty. Fri, 27 Sep 2019 04:02:20 GMT Palakkad native gets Portuguese bride as cupid blooms on Instagram Siddharth got married to Catherine in a traditional Hindu ceremony at the Dhanvantari temple located in the premises of Arya Vaidya Pharmacy in Coimbatore on September 16. Fri, 20 Sep 2019 00:53:56 GMT Suspicious man hurls acid on wife, daughter The woman suffered 30 per cent burns on her face and neck while the teen suffered minor injuries on her hand. Sat, 14 Sep 2019 13:44:38 GMT Athlete Kunhu Muhammed's medals, certificates stolen P Kunhu Muhammed was part of the Indian team that won silver in the 4X400 metre relay event at the Asian Games 2018 held in Jakarta. Fri, 06 Sep 2019 00:58:15 GMT Bridge built using indigenous methods survive the flood fury The eco-friendly, wooden bridge at Thudukki in Puthur panchayat survived the deluge that washed away concrete bridges at Moochikadavu, Sabarkode and Vannanthara. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 00:45:43 GMT Long earth fissures rattle Vattappara residents So far, 14 houses were destroyed and the farming sector in the region likely incurred losses to the tune of crores of rupees. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 00:39:20 GMT Heritage park that celebrates legends of Naranathu Bhranthan lies dead in water Before the floods, the park, which is situated at the river level, was already inundated by the water that swept down the mountains. Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:47:01 GMT Video: Family of six, including pregnant woman, rescued in daring bid across swollen river Myna was in tears as she reached the other side of the river and Pazhaniamma rushed to console her. Sat, 10 Aug 2019 10:59:02 GMT Caste-based discrimination led to Kumar’s suicide: Wife tells SC/ST panel Officers including former Deputy Commandant engaged in casted-base discrimination and harrasment, Kumar's wife stated. Mon, 05 Aug 2019 09:03:06 GMT Seven cops suspended over colleague's suicide A former deputy commandant, whose name was mentioned in Kumar's suicide note, was spared disciplinary action since he retired from service the other day. Sat, 03 Aug 2019 06:45:52 GMT 'Ladoo' for not wearing helmets: Kerala cop's novel attempt goes viral At least 300 ladoos were distributed to helmetless two wheeler riders. Fri, 02 Aug 2019 15:23:27 GMT Hashish oil worth Rs 24 crore seized in Palakkad Idukki native, Anup George (aka Kochu), was arrested during a vehicle inspection by excise officers at Nombikode on the Pollachi Road, late night July 30. Three others, who were in the car with him, managed to give the officers a slip. Thu, 01 Aug 2019 07:01:47 GMT CPM councillor not to proceed with theft case against party colleague In a new twist to the recent theft case in which CPM councillor B Sujatha is the accused, complainant T Latha has moved court seeking to stop the proceedings. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 12:27:00 GMT Seniors rupture Wushu champion's eardrum while ragging in Palakkad Six students of MES Kalladi College, near here, were booked for allegedly ragging and physically assaulting a junior so severely that his eardrum ruptured. Thu, 18 Jul 2019 15:06:07 GMT Palakkad paddy farmers bogged down by scanty rainfall The groundwater level in Palakkad district has come down by 3 m on an average owing to weak summer showers and monsoon. Wed, 17 Jul 2019 00:51:44 GMT OV Vijayan's statue premises turns into garbage heap Thasrak, a village near Kerala's Palakkad town, is the fabled land of Khasak, the setting of Malayalam novelist O V Vijayan's masterpiece 'Khasakkinte Ithihasam.' Sun, 30 Jun 2019 00:49:30 GMT Farmers tense as both rains and workers are hard to come by Since the beginning of the Thiruvathira Njattuvela coincided with day time this year, it is believed there could be low rainfall. Sun, 30 Jun 2019 00:49:33 GMT Two CPM activists arrested for attack on tribal woman, kin Agali (Palakkad): The police have arrested two CPM activists for assaulting, threatening and using casteist slurs against a tribal woman and her in-laws. Agali ASP Dr Navnith Sharma arrested Saraswathy (45) and P Shaktivel (47) over this case. Saraswathy is a member of the Attappady block Mon, 24 Jun 2019 06:59:54 GMT Excise seizes 845gm pure gold concealed in condoms The customs has started probe into smuggling of gold through the Tiruchirapalli airport. Fri, 21 Jun 2019 01:00:06 GMT Kerala duo spots rare purple frog again Though the purple frogs were familiar to the humans living close to the forest areas of the Western Ghats for a long time, it was introduced to the scientific world only in 2003. Wed, 05 Jun 2019 06:13:03 GMT 18 injured as bus plunges into field in Palakkad The injured passengers were immediately taken to Chitoor Taluk Hospital and Govt District Hospital. None of the passengers are in critical condition. Mon, 03 Jun 2019 03:30:03 GMT Newly-wed couple takes the road of modesty on a KSRTC bus The bus sported boards 'Wedding Mangodu Baiju,Susmitha', instead of the name of the destination to which the bus is heading to. Thu, 30 May 2019 00:46:32 GMT Opening of Kuthiran tunnels to be delayed further as work yet to resume The crisis started when almost 90 percent work of the left tunnel and 70 percent work of the right tunnel had been completed. Sun, 26 May 2019 01:06:51 GMT Elephant deception at temple parade! Indira in the guise of tusker Keshavan Lakkidi Indira, a cow elephant, was fitted with fibre tusks and turned into a male elephant and dubbed as Kollengode Keshavan. Sat, 18 May 2019 06:54:20 GMT Tribal woman who ‘threw away’ newborn gets 5 years in jail The mother, Marataka had thrown the kid soon after delivery into the 12-foot-deep stream Thu, 16 May 2019 06:22:17 GMT Absconding spirit smuggler arrested, CPM expels him After his car carrying spirit was intercepted, Anil, 37, escaped from the Excise team to reach Pollachi after crossing the Meenakshipuram check post on Thursday. Sun, 05 May 2019 05:00:04 GMT The headload worker who turned spirit kingpin The police had been ‘protecting’ Anil even as he was listed as accused in a case of assault. Sat, 04 May 2019 06:15:27 GMT Spirit haul: Former CPM branch secretary still at large The excise seized 480 litres of spirit meant to be added to toddy near KSEB office in Thathamangalam around noon on Wednesday. Fri, 03 May 2019 05:31:26 GMT Forest watcher dies in elephant attack The incident took place when the forest officials were trying to chase away two elephants which had strayed into human habitation. Sun, 28 Apr 2019 03:00:57 GMT Why this village is dubbed the honeypot of Kerala State’s first committee for small bee honey was started in Thachampara under the Agriculture Ministry. Sun, 07 Apr 2019 01:13:03 GMT Alert woman foils bid to snatch her chain Alert woman foils bid to snatch her chain Wed, 20 Mar 2019 01:48:11 GMT Heatstroke likely behind death of woman while breastfeeding Relatives rushed to her hearing the child cry and found Kripa unconscious. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 01:39:01 GMT Wild animals stray into human habitats as water sources dry up Though the forest department officials are taking steps to reduce man-animal conflicts, the wild jumbos are seen in villages even during day time. Wed, 27 Feb 2019 05:47:38 GMT Centenary glory for Chittur St. Mary’s UP School The school found mention in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s radio programme ‘Mann ki Baat’ for excelling in sports, and social and cultural activities. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 01:44:51 GMT Palakkad woman murdered, body found stuffed inside gunny bag The police said that a robbery attempt had resulted in the death of Omana, wife of late Sahadevan, a CPM worker. Mon, 11 Feb 2019 07:24:52 GMT Stringent checks on shops to ensure sitting facility for sales staff Eight teams lead by district labour officer and including seven assistant officers have inspected businesses and explained the new order in their first visits. Thu, 07 Feb 2019 01:38:33 GMT 200 instead of 28: The bursting figure of overcrowded Palakkad jail The prisoners are almost choking in the congested prison cells that do not even have breathing space. Sun, 27 Jan 2019 10:55:04 GMT Pak-born woman married to Keralite is now officially Indian Lahore native Maryam moved to Kerala after marrying Imdad Shamil, a resident of the Dayara Street in Palakkad, in 2008. Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:07:08 GMT 17 women among new recruits to protect forests The women recruits belong to the second batch and the rest to batches 102 and 103. Mon, 07 Jan 2019 11:06:57 GMT Here's an 'art wall' that depicts Cherpulassery's legacy The project aims to spread the ancient Indian peace mantra 'lokah samasta sukhino bhavantu', which means 'may all beings everywhere be happy and free'. Thu, 03 Jan 2019 01:33:18 GMT More arrests over looting gold traders, hawala operators The gang members appeared in the attire of police and robbed their victims after taking them in ‘custody’ and severely thrashing them. Sat, 29 Dec 2018 09:54:18 GMT Retired teacher attacked with coconuts dies in Palakkad The attackers include three juveniles aged 16 and 17. The three are addicted to drugs the police said. Fri, 28 Dec 2018 05:45:03 GMT Shoranur embraces green protocol to shun plastic From January 26, 2019, the protocol will come into effect at all government offices in the municipality limits. Fri, 21 Dec 2018 01:52:10 GMT Elephant corridor beside railway tracks aimed at reducing fatal collisions Measures will be taken to prevent undergrowth from invading the space again. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 02:28:14 GMT Bumpy ride at Kuthiran amid spat, labour strike The stretch witnesses a movement of at least 30,000 vehicles a day, including those belonging to Sabarimala pilgrims. Wed, 12 Dec 2018 01:45:53 GMT Blood test likely for injured bat that scared public The bat which was found in the backdrop of the Health Department’s assurance that there was no threat of nipah virus in the district. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:12:17 GMT Plantation worker held for raping minor visiting Meenkara dam with friend Saravanakumar visited Meenkara dam around 12 noon on Thursday for fishing and saw the girl sitting with her boyfriend. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:13:22 GMT Four Mollywood backup dancers held for abduction bid on girl student The girl was on her way to catch a bus to Kollengode when a car stopped next to her and one of the gang members asked her to get in. Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:27:10 GMT One-armed woodcutter is a cut above the rest Kutty was the top winner for 16 years, from 1999 to 2015, at the district sports festival staged on the World Day for the differently-abled. Mon, 03 Dec 2018 06:53:07 GMT Palakkad youth stabs to death 9-year-old brother The police said Ibrahim's mother used to give much attention to the younger brothers and this irritated him. Mon, 03 Dec 2018 04:55:46 GMT Another elephant killed as train smashes it at Walayar The elephant, which was called Jagannathan, was crossing the B Line railway track at around 5.20am Saturday when the Mangaluru-Chennai train struck it. Mon, 03 Dec 2018 01:47:55 GMT How adamant postal staff dashed disabled woman's job hopes The problem arose as the envelope containing the interview letter misspelt her name as ‘Anitha’. Mon, 03 Dec 2018 01:47:19 GMT UST Global partners with IIT Palakkad For the joint R&D, the students will work at UST Global’s Infinity LabsTM for 3-6 months across it’s locations in India. Sun, 02 Dec 2018 04:30:56 GMT Two teens drown before classmates Sreehari is the son of Puthenveettil Mohandas of Chunkamandam, Mathur, while Jamshith is the son of Junaid of Archana Colony, Ambalakkad, Kallepully. Sun, 25 Nov 2018 07:37:25 GMT College student revives barren paddy field Rice cultivation was restarted six years ago on the 2.19 acre unproductive land when rampant filling up of paddy fields and other unhealthy practices are rife across the state. Tue, 20 Nov 2018 01:44:58 GMT Water spring poses a threat to Kuthiran tunnel Mud deposited at the mouth of the tunnel following the rain-triggered landslides in August has not been cleared due to strike by workers, drivers and vehicle owners. Sat, 10 Nov 2018 01:54:06 GMT BJP survives no-trust vote in Palakkad municipality A couple of hours before the councillors were to meet, Congress member V Saravanan handed over his resignation to the party secretary. Mon, 05 Nov 2018 09:43:01 GMT Palakkad cops jail innocent tribal for 10 days The police had to admit the mistake and get Chandran, 45, released on the 11th day when they found he wasn't the real suspect, Radhakrishnan. Sun, 04 Nov 2018 07:04:21 GMT After the flood, dams are filled with silt, not water The reservoirs' capacity has shrunken after the flood. Thu, 01 Nov 2018 01:40:20 GMT Pinarayi shares dais with MLA under probe for abuse Law Minister A K Balan, who is a member of the party panel conducting the probe, was also on the dais with P K Sasi, the MLA from Shoranur. Mon, 29 Oct 2018 07:55:54 GMT Art works set to enchant rail users at Palakkad In the first phase, the walls extending from Railway Colony to the railway station will be adorned with the art. Sat, 27 Oct 2018 09:01:59 GMT Road work delay puts tribals in distress Almost 80 percent work of the Rs 3.15 crore Kadappara-Thalikakkallu road is over but further work is stalled since January due to non-payment of dues to the contractor. Fri, 26 Oct 2018 09:00:21 GMT Palakkad man remorseless after killing wife, two children The police conclusion is that a domestic fight Manikkan had with his wife led to the murder. Tue, 23 Oct 2018 04:28:18 GMT A 13-year-wait for son who went missing in Andhra Jijin Krishna went missing when he was just three years old. Sat, 20 Oct 2018 03:25:45 GMT Book collection drive on to revive flood-hit libraries It is assumed that a contribution of five books from each family could help to rebuild the libraries as close to 25 lakh books were lost in the deluge across various libraries in the state. Tue, 09 Oct 2018 08:21:42 GMT SI shunted out for tonsuring tribal youths Two youths clashed at a temple festival in their rustic locality of Palakkad district, only to be picked by the police and later released from detention, but after shaving their heads. Tue, 09 Oct 2018 01:50:04 GMT Girl escapes from intruder in home The class-6 student was attacked by the intruder and her house was set on fire. Fri, 28 Sep 2018 05:39:24 GMT Trapped leopard dies after botched rescue bid The leopard, aged around four years, was given three tranquillizer shots before being taken for treatment when it died. Wed, 26 Sep 2018 05:20:07 GMT Foot artist does his bit for flood relief Artist Pranav Balasubrahmanyan, a differently abled artist, has handed over Rs 5,000 to the CMDRF. Sun, 16 Sep 2018 03:30:11 GMT Palakkad plans flood sculpture, plaques for posterity The municipal council's steering committee has agreed on the plan and will present it for the council's approval. Sat, 08 Sep 2018 09:49:01 GMT Rain leaves irreparable scars on plot, house More and more incidents of rain damage are being reported from various parts of Kerala. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 02:47:12 GMT New island formed in Kunthipuzha after floods is a tourist spot The river, which had changed its course, created a beach-like sand deposit near Thathengalam. Wed, 29 Aug 2018 14:50:05 GMT Land, hill crack up near Kerala border The earth has cracked open at a depth of three feet at Nadumala estate near Valparai, which is in the Coimbatore district adjacent to Kerala's Palakkad district. Mon, 27 Aug 2018 07:38:31 GMT Relief camp turns into wedding venue Anila and Chandramohan became man and wife at the relief camp and others who shared the flood misery there attended like family members. Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:54:26 GMT Seven killed in Palakkad landslide amid rains The rescue operations are under way under the supervision of the Nelliyampathy forest officers. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:56:43 GMT Man loses home to rain ahead of wedding day Radhakrishnan lost his house at Shankhuvarathode Colony at Chunnambuthara just 10 days short of his wedding. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 03:53:30 GMT Two-storey building completed... without staircase The authorities eased themselves out of the imbroglio by ordering an investigation. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 05:15:56 GMT Fire force personnel caught in current, rescued The officers, Ajith and Rakesh, were grievously injured after being hit by logs of wood. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:35:41 GMT Youth falls to death while trekking in Palakkad The seven-member team was returning after the trek when Krishnadas slipped and hit his head on the rocks. Tue, 31 Jul 2018 07:08:10 GMT Prospective residents trickle into Apna Ghar that opens on August 12 Bookings are through for four-fifth of the housing units with bunker bed facilities that can accommodate 640 people with a per-head monthly rent of around Rs 800. Fri, 27 Jul 2018 04:27:58 GMT Man escapes death from elephant attack by a whisker The incident took place at Neelakuzhi, near Agali in Palakkad district, when a team from the Forest Department was engaged in scaring away wild elephants with crackers and other means. Tue, 24 Jul 2018 14:36:17 GMT Elephant menace: nun ambushes minister's car with complaints Sister Rinsy stood on the road to complain directly to forest minister K Raju. Mon, 23 Jul 2018 02:01:40 GMT Woman, teenage son found dead in Shoranur It is suspected that the teenager committed suicide after his love interest returned to her family. Mon, 23 Jul 2018 04:34:01 GMT Dial and register your complaints regarding PDS Ration card holders in Palakkad district can now lodge complaints related to weights and measures, pricing and other grievances directly with rationing inspectors. Sun, 22 Jul 2018 01:51:27 GMT Ill tribal dies without care as colony gets marooned in flood Ramu's house was flooded on all four sides and an effort to raise the land with mud and bury him there did not work. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 08:57:00 GMT Dead tribal carried on foot from roadless tribal colony Officials say hurdles to land acquisition hinders road projects in the area. Wed, 11 Jul 2018 02:21:34 GMT Rusting vehicles breed reptiles, raise a stink Police personnel said more poisonous snakes are still slithering freely in the area. Wed, 11 Jul 2018 02:04:05 GMT Youth runs from pillar to post with worm-infested fish, then 'buries' complaint Sumesh bought a tuna from an Old Lakkidi native for Rs 100 but while cutting it, he saw that it was full of worms. Fri, 06 Jul 2018 02:39:28 GMT Bike riders with fake helmets under radar Two-wheeler drivers need to wear helmets as mandated, preferably those with glasses in front. Sun, 01 Jul 2018 07:56:59 GMT Tribal forced to walk 45 km to convey news of relative’s death The tirbal was forced to walk from Coimbatore to his village in Palakkad as he did not have money and no one at the hospital offered to help. Sat, 30 Jun 2018 09:13:26 GMT Discarded beer bottles to fetch revenue for local bodies The habit of tipplers to carelessly cast aside liquor bottles in public places has been troubling local bodies no end. Now, a brewery has come to their aid. Fri, 29 Jun 2018 05:25:50 GMT