Pathanamthitta Read latest news updates from Pathanamthitta District Kerala in English. Watch Videos and Photos of Exclusive Breaking News. Onmanorama en Tue, 25 Jun 2019 05:56:29 GMT Helipad for Sabarimala chopper service near Nilakkal The company plans to take the pilgrims arriving at the Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery to Nilakkal and back. Mon, 14 Oct 2019 01:04:42 GMT Rare collector has a trove of Gandhi memorabilia R Shiju, a civil police officer with the Koduman police station in Pathanamthitta district, has a rare collection of Gandhi stamps that were issued since 1948. Sun, 06 Oct 2019 02:35:38 GMT Cap on height of buildings at Sabarimala Buildings with more than two floors from the ground won't get permission from now. Sun, 06 Oct 2019 00:44:34 GMT 48 and counting! This house is scene of vehicle accidents often The house is situated by the roadside right in the middle of two curves between Ambalapadi and Pearl Square. Sat, 21 Sep 2019 00:14:59 GMT Carbide guns to scare away wild animals at plantations The gun is made using various sizes of PVC pipes that are joined together. Mon, 09 Sep 2019 00:30:23 GMT Padayani promoters pitch in for raising areca palms There are different types of kolams and areca leaves are required for making all of them. Some of the biggest kolams are made of up to 101 pieces of spathes and some 2,500 to 3,000 spathes are needed for the dance performance every season. Thu, 29 Aug 2019 00:48:04 GMT Braving toddler's Cancer treatment, Kerala family donates for flood relief A father of a four-year-boy stricken by cancer has decided to donate money meant for his treatment to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Disater Relief Fund. Tue, 13 Aug 2019 07:25:10 GMT Pathanamthitta ahead in tiger count in Kerala More tigers were spotted in the region than the neighbouring districts in the latest national tiger census. Sat, 03 Aug 2019 12:21:10 GMT NRI dies days after assault by daughter's lover, aides Sajeev's relatives alleged that his daughter's lover and his gang brutally assaulted Sajeev at his wife's house at Kuriyanippally, Mezhuveli, in Pathanamthitta district on July 27. Fri, 02 Aug 2019 05:46:32 GMT Maharashtra gang arrested for theft in Kerala jewellery The jewellery shop was opened on Sunday after a local dealer sought to buy ornaments. Mon, 29 Jul 2019 13:27:29 GMT Unique wild fruit catches public's fancy The tree is known botanically as Baccourea courtallensis and locally as ‘Mooti Maram’. Sat, 27 Jul 2019 15:48:51 GMT Aranmula gets ready for boat race Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman would inaugurate the regatta. Thu, 25 Jul 2019 00:57:01 GMT The goshala at Sabarimala Sannidhanam Sunil Swamy of Cherpulassery in Palakkad district, who runs a cashew business in Kollam, had built the goshala at the Sannidhanam. Mon, 22 Jul 2019 00:48:17 GMT Sabarimala air taxi from next mandalam season The helicopter service from Kalady to Nilakkal will be arranged from November 17 till January 16 during the 'mandalam' pilgrimage period. Fri, 19 Jul 2019 00:40:42 GMT Chief Information Commissioner settles query on dog’s howling The request was filed by N K Asokan, Lakshmi Bhavan, Mudiyoorkkonam, Panthalam who had sought the reasons for the howling of his neighbour’s dog from Animal Husbandry Department in 2014. Fri, 19 Jul 2019 03:03:17 GMT Leopard sighted on Sabarimala forest path Two months ago, a leopard had caught a calf from the workers quarters of the Llaha plantation of Harrison Malayalam Plantation. Sat, 13 Jul 2019 17:07:17 GMT Snake boat with foldable stern set for launch It has been decided to launch the new snake boat on July 18. Sat, 06 Jul 2019 00:39:41 GMT This civic body in Kerala grants nod for businesses in a jiffy! There are indeed places like Pazhavangadi Panchayath in Pathanamthitta district that are business-friendly! Jayan Varghese, an NRI entrepreneur, was able to start the trial run of his oil-processing unit in a record time of two and a half months. Tue, 02 Jul 2019 01:02:58 GMT Another overworked cop does the vanishing act Anandahariprasad, a Civil Police Officer (CPO) on duty at the Enath police station had gone missing from the police quarters in Adoor on Saturday midnight. Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:03:24 GMT Women social workers stranded in forest rescued The women got stuck in the dense forest for a couple of hours were finally brought to Angamoozhy in the vehicle of forest guards. Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:48:21 GMT Pathanamthitta only behind an Assam town for clean air A rise in air pollution can lead to diseases like asthma and heart ailments in children. Normal air usually contains 20.95 per cent Oxygen, 78.09 per cent Nitrogen and 0.03 per cent Carbon Dioxide. Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:51:24 GMT Invasive African snails threaten Ranni village The farmers growing elephant yam, colocasia, tapioca and vegetables are now suffering extensive damage. Sat, 08 Jun 2019 19:19:47 GMT Scarcity of forest produce: Tribal villages stare at poverty Even though the tribal people have the permission to collect forest produce, they cannot depend upon that as a source of income due. Sat, 08 Jun 2019 01:00:44 GMT Expatriate dies after brawl with neighbours Sharafudeen is survived by his wife Shoufi and children Aifa and Aakhil. Wed, 29 May 2019 03:46:08 GMT Nilgiri Langurs on the rise in the lush forests of Goodrikal The langurs had come under threat when they were increasingly poached for their flesh to make aphrodisiacs and medicines. Mon, 20 May 2019 11:34:24 GMT Forest patch in Ranni town faces erosion threat And as the land gives way, the teak trees on the 90-cent forest land, which comes under the Kerala Forest Department, is swept away by the surging waters. Sat, 18 May 2019 00:49:58 GMT Elephant runs amok: Six vehicles damaged The 40-year-old elephant Neelakandan created panic after freeing himself of his chains. It was restrained in an isolated piece of land near Kurishumoodu, Kalleli. Fri, 10 May 2019 09:38:38 GMT Yellow algae in Achankovil Lake kills fish, fights cancer These algae produce a toxin called euglenophysin capable of destroying the flora and fauna in the lake. Fri, 10 May 2019 07:35:27 GMT This priest reaps a bounty from backyard farm Dr Sabu is able to harvest long beans daily because of the uniqueness of the farming techniques followed by him. Mon, 06 May 2019 01:35:51 GMT Man and daughter killed as bus rams scooter near Konni Prasad of Aruvappulam and his 18-year-old daughter Anu Prasad (Ammu) were the victims Fri, 03 May 2019 06:44:47 GMT Tribal children in Sabarimala forests go hungry The children are starving due to the inefficiency of the Pathanamthitta district child welfare department, say the tribals. Sun, 28 Apr 2019 05:15:59 GMT Pampa running dry despite summer rains The flow of water near to the Puvathumudu Kadavu, the confluence of Pampa River and Kakkattaru, has dipped considerably. Sun, 28 Apr 2019 01:01:06 GMT Flood-hit Upper Kuttanad now in the grip of acute water shortage Locals say lack of measures to protect the streams was the main cause of the drought. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 15:36:44 GMT Elephant herd stands guard for newborn calf A rare sight from the wild was witnessed off the Angamoozhy-Gavi road here in Kerala's Pathanamthitta district. Mon, 08 Apr 2019 01:55:01 GMT Youth held for opening Perumthenaruvi dam shutter; a habitual offender A habitual offender, Ajeesh Jose, 24, was arrested on charges trespassing and damaging one of the shutters of the Perumthenaruvi hydroelectric dam. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 06:40:03 GMT Kerala man dies in Saudi, family receives body of Sri Lankan woman Razak, the father of the deceased, said when they opened the coffin just before the burial on Thursday morning, they found that it was of a woman and immediately informed police. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:47:18 GMT Relief for sick woman as village builds approach road The beneficiary of the scheme is Soumya Sadanandan of Thundiyil House at Idikkathara. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 01:44:11 GMT Narrow escape for youth as elephant runs amok The elephant ran amok when it was being brought back from Kunnamkulam in northern Thrissur district after it was paraded at a temple for the Sivarathri festival. Mon, 11 Mar 2019 01:48:34 GMT Hi-Tech classroom project at Pathanamthitta getting completed The classrooms are provided with 2,192 laptops, 1,458 projectors, 1,467 speakers and 1,393 mounting kits. Fri, 08 Mar 2019 02:16:45 GMT Woman from Tiruvalla dies in Dubai road accident Her husband, who was critically injured in the accident, was admitted to Dubai's Rashid Hospital. Mon, 25 Feb 2019 05:33:03 GMT Ancient house gutted completely The house was believed to be around 1200 years old. Wed, 06 Feb 2019 01:45:00 GMT Two farmers who fell ill after spraying pesticide die in Thiruvalla Sanalkumar sprayed pesticides paddy fields at Vengal, Irukara, along with four others using motor pumps on Wednesday. Mathai Isho was merely watching them work. Sun, 20 Jan 2019 05:57:13 GMT Sabarimala pilgrim trampled to death while saving niece from wild tusker The child, Divya, had a narrow escape as Paramasivam, before being attacked by the animal, threw her away to safety. Thu, 10 Jan 2019 08:25:32 GMT Tamil pilgrim dies in elephant attack on Sabarimala path Wild elephants are entering the forest path almost every day ever since the pilgrimage started, but this is the first death from their attack since the pilgrimage season started. Wed, 09 Jan 2019 07:04:34 GMT Rocks turn canvas for talented forest officer Many of Vipin's colleagues feel that his tiger painting is true to life. Wed, 02 Jan 2019 01:41:22 GMT Rare serpent figurines found at excavation site in Aranmula Over the last one week, several sculptures were found when excavations were carried out up to a depth of one metre at the site. Thu, 27 Dec 2018 01:42:21 GMT Aravanathoni, a slice of Sabarimala's rich heritage, lies abandoned now In the olden days, the Aravanathoni played a crucial part in the making of the Aravana. Fri, 21 Dec 2018 01:52:59 GMT Bengali worker dies as porch collapses during renovation The work, which was undertaken by a construction company based in Haryana, had commenced a week ago with 11 workers. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:42:08 GMT Kerala nurse's husband, infant found dead in Jeddah Sreejith came to Saudi Arabia three months ago on a visit visa. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:13:56 GMT Kidney donor in dire straits as husband, employer abandon her The Snehadeepam fraternity is the only source of solace for Sindhu, her three children and her ailing mother. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:03:51 GMT Tamil pilgrim overlooks crippling injury to make it to Sabarimala He travelled with his plastered leg from Krishnagiri near Salem in Tamil Nadu to Sabarimala, with 110 other pilgrims to worship at Ayyappa's shrine. Sat, 15 Dec 2018 09:20:19 GMT Ranni woman chases down chain-snatcher on scooter before daybreak Though he managed to flee again after a fight, he was later picked up by the police. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 08:15:33 GMT This rare bird is now Thiruvalla civic body's signature The bird, chestnut bittern, was spotted in the bushes near the paddy fields at Kattukara by bird watchers. Wed, 12 Dec 2018 01:46:55 GMT Kudumbashree workers build a house for destitute woman Kala Venu had been living in a shed for long until the workers came forward to build the house. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:38:58 GMT Excavation on Pamba banks to unravel history of ancient terracottas A team headed by archaeologist Krishnakumar will undertake more excavation and research work in connection with the terracotta shards which were found, post floods, near to the Anjilimoottil Kadavu Bridge across the Pamba River. Sun, 09 Dec 2018 01:48:10 GMT Cop returns Rs 2 lakh found on street, saves a marriage Suresh Kumar returned a bundle of Rs 2 lakh to the man who had lost it. Sat, 08 Dec 2018 11:00:11 GMT Call to save shrinking grove in Ranni The land can be retained by building protective walls along the canal, but no steps have been taken in this regard. Wed, 05 Dec 2018 13:44:47 GMT Bicycle gifted for siblings who helped flood victims Both were down with chicken pox during the floods and had saved the money gifted by kin to buy a new bicycle. Wed, 05 Dec 2018 09:09:00 GMT Youth kidnaps teen cousin to avenge refusal of cash aid The Plus Two student, who was bundled into a car and taken away, sustained injuries all over his body, obviously in brutal thrashing. Sun, 02 Dec 2018 04:51:40 GMT Pilgrims walk 1,094 km from Hyderabad to Sabarimala The walk began from Charminar on October 22 and the group spent each night at a temple along the route. Fri, 30 Nov 2018 01:48:59 GMT Man held for theft; murder case solved! Christopher had escaped to Kerala and was living at Meykkad near Omallur as a labourer. Wed, 28 Nov 2018 01:49:45 GMT Why this announcer at Pamba bus halt is indeed a godsend! Ibrahim has been official deputed to make loud declarations on the time-table of the vehicles at the location where state-run KSRTC buses arrive and depart. Tue, 27 Nov 2018 05:00:22 GMT 'Bahubali' horse back on its feet after surgery People, including horse lovers from outside the district, started flocking to Chikku's Nandanam Farm in large numbers to see Ayyappan and star Lakshmi. Mon, 26 Nov 2018 01:43:02 GMT Why Pathanamthitta breathes easy unlike toxic Delhi Pathanamthitta is still a typical village with abundant green cover and trees. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:42:28 GMT Concerns over holy dip as Pamba river dries up The check dams were destroyed in the recent floods and the river bed level had risen due to accumulation of mud, and there is only ankle deep water in the river. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 02:56:29 GMT Thumbamon on a green mission post floods The garbage that accumulated at Thumbamon panchayat during the floods has been collected and handed over to Chris Global Traders at Thiruvalla. Fri, 09 Nov 2018 02:02:32 GMT Sabarimala-bound roads in a shambles without timely repairs Though Rs 57 crore has been allotted for filling the potholes, no full-fledged repair is taking place anywhere. Sat, 03 Nov 2018 05:14:25 GMT Ayyappa devotee found dead; BJP hartal in Pathanamthitta begins Sivadasan, 60, of Sarath Bhavan, Mulambuzha in Pandalam was found dead in the forest near Kambathumvalavu in Plapally. Fri, 02 Nov 2018 07:10:53 GMT Ponthanpuzha is a private forest, HC rejects Kerala’s review petition The contentious forest area spans about 7,000 acres over Pathanamthitta and Kottayam districts and accommodates nearly 1,200 families and their farms. Thu, 25 Oct 2018 06:53:25 GMT Dispensary construction stalled as funds dry up The funds got lapsed after work delay owing to the failure of the assistant executive engineer of the Local Self-Government Department (LSGD) to approve a part bill relating to the project. Tue, 16 Oct 2018 05:47:51 GMT Heavy rain floods roads, triggers landslides in Konni The Kollanpadi-Athirumkal road and the Pulinjani-Radhappadi road were flooded, affecting traffic in the area. Sun, 14 Oct 2018 04:01:32 GMT Chance of unearthing more Pamba-side artefacts: experts Villagers stumbled upon terracotta artefacts from along the Pamba river of south-central Kerala post the August floods. Thu, 11 Oct 2018 01:53:30 GMT Cops get short shrift as station readies for the disabled A new building has been built in front of the station which will function as a shelter where visitors can wait, free from the hassles at the police station. Sun, 07 Oct 2018 01:52:11 GMT More wild animals spotted on Gavi route Though traffic has been restored, only small vehicles can pass through the road, and the entry of visitors are restricted. Fri, 05 Oct 2018 01:48:59 GMT Legendary caves face destruction from new crusher unit The place holds a significant position in the culture and history of the area, and is a storehouse of a variety of rare flora and fauna, locals stated. Sun, 30 Sep 2018 14:29:01 GMT Transgenders get a helping hand to become palm-tree climbers The trainees were exposed to newer farming methods in mushroom cultivation and seed production, packaging and marketing as well. Wed, 26 Sep 2018 05:33:50 GMT A survival craft as unique as that of Aranmula Kannadi What made Murukan alone resume work just a week after the flood was a secret others were not willing to believe. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 06:23:58 GMT Surplus flood-relief goods being donated to tribals The district administration's storage facilities for flood aid became full last month. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 03:24:11 GMT Flood unearths 1,600-year-old tree fossil The discovery proves that Kerala was under the sea or submerged by other water bodies about 2,000 years ago. Sat, 22 Sep 2018 12:13:07 GMT The house in Thiruvalla which sheltered hundreds of flood victims Country boats were the only means of transportation to reach the house located in the middle of a paddy cluster. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:58:47 GMT Two days in a flooded house: Annamma lost her son and husband Annamma Varghese has not had a smile on her face since August 15. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 01:50:26 GMT Police thrash aide to Anto Antony, MP The police action followed some issues related to the elections at Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta. Fri, 14 Sep 2018 07:53:16 GMT Floods deposit Rs 4-crore worth sand at Pampa Thriveni The opinion of the Kerala High Court will be sought to identify the uses for the sand. Thu, 13 Sep 2018 06:31:58 GMT Siblings donate piggy bank savings for flood relief The school authorities had exhorted its wards to contribute to the fund. Wed, 12 Sep 2018 14:54:44 GMT Common meals, one kitchen for 15 families that escaped floods The common kitchen was initially started by Arun, who runs a grocery shop, for the benefit of the volunteers who had arrived to remove the mud as floods receded. Wed, 12 Sep 2018 05:40:57 GMT Tribal delivers in jungle, health workers brave odds for rescue The woman delivered the baby around 8 am in a thick forest, five kilometres away from her home in Kattathi tribal colony near Konni colony. Tue, 11 Sep 2018 10:16:47 GMT Two TN electricians fix flood-hit circuits gratis, gifted famed mirror Ranganathan and Manikandan repaired the electric wiring and household equipment in 47 houses. Tue, 11 Sep 2018 09:53:52 GMT Debris removal at Sabarimala going to be an uphill task A major issue confronted by the authorities is the lack of space for dumping mounts of waste left behind by the devastating floods. Tue, 11 Sep 2018 07:18:22 GMT Plummeting Kallada river may turn brackish The river, which was in spate last month amid heavy rain and floods, has several irrigation projects on its banks. Tue, 11 Sep 2018 09:20:00 GMT Konni people dig out flood marker from 1924 The stone column bearing the maximum water level from the devastating flood of 1924 was discovered on the banks of Achankovilar River. Mon, 10 Sep 2018 16:37:00 GMT How a preacher's foresight saved him, family in the two great floods After the tragedy of ’99, Upadesi had brought a boat to the house and kept it ready for use in an emergency. Fri, 07 Sep 2018 06:10:34 GMT Floods destroy athlete’s hard-won achievements A swollen Pampa river submerged the house, Ananthu Nivas, at Ulloorchira. Fri, 07 Sep 2018 01:49:05 GMT Boat abandoned by fishermen to turn flood memorial in Aranmula The boat would be installed on a platform, which would be built at the height to which water rose in the area during this year’s flood, Veena George said. Fri, 07 Sep 2018 05:37:39 GMT District collector works incognito in Kerala flood relief camp No one identified the young man lifting bags and running around for relief work was actually a district collector. Wed, 05 Sep 2018 07:16:36 GMT Floods bring precious soil to fields, farmers hope for bumper crop The presence of organic component ensures that the elements required for the healthy growth of plants are readily available. Tue, 04 Sep 2018 01:44:35 GMT 'Washed away' Triveni bridge found beneath rubble Post-flood work along the river unearthed the metallic pedestrian structure that had vanished a fortnight ago when incessant rains peaked in Kerala. Mon, 03 Sep 2018 05:17:16 GMT Repair Maniyar dam before next rainy season, expert team to govt The team visited the dam on Saturday and submitted its report to the water resources minister soon after. Sun, 02 Sep 2018 15:44:08 GMT LP school students set an example in relief work The students and teachers of the CMS lower primary school at Ennooramvayal distributed relief material worth Rs 7 lakh over the past 10 days. Fri, 31 Aug 2018 07:20:57 GMT Aranmula’s famed mirror makers stare at bleak future after flood The artisans face a loss of livelihood as most of their finished products as well as raw materials have been washed away. | Photo: Manorama Wed, 29 Aug 2018 15:18:09 GMT Land erosion threatens houses on banks of Manimalayar At places like Paduthodu Valankara Naduvilethumuri ghat and near Kavuginprayar Thrikkatil temple, the river has pounded its banks and exposed the roots of the giant trees. Wed, 29 Aug 2018 03:33:37 GMT