Kerala

  • Kerala High Court Quashes Police Case Against Cardinal In Land Scam
    A division bench of the Kerala High Court provided relief to the Cardinal of Syro-Malabar Catholic Church a second time, when on Tuesday it quashed an police case registered him and three others in an alleged land scam case.
  • Kerala To Unveil World's Largest Bird Sculpture 'Jatayu'
    Kerala tourism will inaugurate the world's largest bird sculpture, Jatayu Earth's Centre, here on July 4, Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran said on Tuesday.
  • Nipah Virus Outbreak Linked To A Kerala Well With "Many Bats"
    A rare virus spread by fruit bats, which can cause flu-like symptoms and brain damage, has killed 10 people in Kerala; at least nine more are being treated and nearly 90 have been quarantined.
  • 10 Nipah Deaths In Kerala, Family Is Epicentre Of Outbreak: 10 Points
    Ten deaths have been confirmed in Kerala from the Nipah virus and two persons are critical, the state government said on Tuesday. The infection is believed to have started with a family in Kozhikode, in which two brothers and another woman have died. Officials say around 94 people have been quarantined inside their homes. Some nine people are under surveillance in hospitals. No new case has been reported in the last 24 hours, said Kerala Health Minister KK Shylaja. Of 18 samples tested for the virus, 12 were found positive.
  • Kerala Nurse Died After Treating Nipah Patient, Left Heartbreaking Note
    "I am almost on my way, take care of our children..." a young nurse in Kerala scribbled in a note for her husband, in a hospital isolation unit for victims of the deadly new Nipah virus. Lini Puthussery, 31, couldn't see her family one last time. She was cremated quickly on Monday so the infection wouldn't spread. Lini had two little children, aged seven and two. She was in the team that treated the first victim of the virus at Perambara hospital in Kozhikode.
  • High-Level Team Of Doctors In Kerala To Probe Nipah Virus Deaths
    A high-level team of doctors constituted by the Union Health Ministry has been sent to Kerala to probe the death of three persons due to Nipah virus in Kozhikode district.
  • Supreme Court Seeks Centre, Kerala Reply On Plea Against Nativity Criterion
    The Supreme Court on Monday sought the response from the Centre, Kerala and the MCI on a medical college plea seeking direction to provide for the option of filling up seats through central counselling.
  • Nipah Virus Spread by Fruit Bats: 5 Points On Infection In Kerala
    The deadly Nipah virus has killed ten people in northern Kerala and has caused a public health scare. The entire state has been put on alert and the centre is closely monitoring the situation. While little is known about the Nipah virus in India, the disease was first reported in the country in 2001 and again six years later, with the two episodes claiming 50 lives. Both times, the disease was reported in West Bengal. Nipah virus or NiV was first identified in Kampung Sungai Nipah in Malaysia in 1998. In 2004, many were infected in Bangladesh after consuming date palm sap contaminated by infected fruit bats. With every new case, doctors and the medical fraternity are leaning new aspects of the Nipah virus and how it affects humans and animals.
  • Nipah Virus Updates: 6 Dead In Kozhikode, Kerala On High Alert
    The central government has sent a team.Union Health Minister JP Nadda tweeted on Sunday that he had asked the chief of the central disease control body to visit the affected district and take steps. The Nipah virus or NiV infection has symptoms like breathing trouble, inflammation of the brain, fever, headache, drowsiness, disorientation and delirium. A patient can slip into coma within 48 hours.
  • All Arrangements In Place To Tackle Nipah Virus: Kerala Health Minister
    After three confirmed deaths due to the Nipah virus (NiV), and reports on eight other patients awaited, Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja on Monday said things are under control and there is no need to panic.
  • 3 Dead From Mysterious Nipah Virus In Kerala, Centre Sends Team: 10 Facts
    After three confirmed deaths from the mysterious new "Nipah virus" in Kerala's Kozhikode, the centre has sent a team to the southern state. More deaths with similar symptoms have been reported but officials said medical tests were needed to confirm the cause. Union Health Minister JP Nadda tweeted on Sunday that he had asked the chief of the central disease control body to visit the affected district and take steps. The Director of National Centre for Disease Control is expected to lead the team and work with the state government to try and contain the infection. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's office tweeted that a statewide alert has been issued and that the government has opened a 24-hour control room to monitor the situation.
  • High Alert In Kerala After 3 Die Of "Rare And Deadly Nipah Virus" In Kozhikode
    Three people of a family have died in Kerala's coastal city Kozhikode over the last two weeks, reportedly due to a rare virus known as 'Nipah'. Deaths due to the dangerous virus has put the state health department on high alert. State Health Minister KK Shylaja said on Sunday that the nature of the virus was yet to be ascertained.
  • In Kerala's Kottayam, Man Hangs Himself After Killing His Wife, Children
    Four members of a family were today found dead at their rented house near Ettumanoor in the district, police said. The deceased have been identified as 42-year-old Sinoj, his wife Nisha, 35 and two sons, aged 12 and seven, they said.
  • Monsoon Rains To Arrive On Kerala Coast On May 29
    Monsoon rains are expected to arrive on Kerala coast on May 29, the weather office has said in a statement.
  • "No Statutory Provision To Bar Use Of Phones While Driving," Says Kerala High Court
    Motorists talking on cellphones cannot be charged under a Kerala Police Act, the state's high court has said and ruled in favour of a man, saying there was no provision in law barring use of the gadget.

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