Saudi Arabia bans produce from Kerala over Nipah virus scare

Saudi Arabia bans produce from Kerala over Nipah virus scare

Saudi Arabia has banned frozen and processed fruit and vegetable imports from Kerala amid concerns over the deadly Nipah virus outbreak, reports said. The Nipah virus itself can cause encephalitis – a dangerous swelling of the brain – and common symptoms vary from none to elevated fevers, cough, headache, shortness of breath and confusion, the […]

Coolie clears Kerala civil service written exam, says used free railway WiFi to study

Coolie clears Kerala civil service written exam, says used free railway WiFi to study

Being surrounded by books is a matter of routine for civil services aspirants, but Sreenath K, a coolie who cleared the written test of the Kerala Public Service Commission, the preparation is just about his phone and earphones as he goes about his job, reports said. Sreenath has been earning his livelihood carrying heavy luggage […]

Kathua rape-murder: Hindu extremists attack Kerala artist’s house for drawing cartoon

Kathua rape-murder: Hindu extremists attack Kerala artist’s house for drawing cartoon

Srinagar: Suspected Hindu extremists hurled stones at the home of an artist in southern Indian state of Kerala after she had drawn cartoons to show her outrage against the brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, reports said Friday. After putting out abusive comments and death threats on the Facebook page of […]