E N Krishnadass is new melashanti of Sabarimala

E N Krishnadas Namboodiri was today selected as the new 'Melsanthi' (Chief Priest) of the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple. S Kesavan Namboodiri was selected as the 'Melsanthi' for the adjoining Malikappuram Devi temple. The selections were made by draw of lots from two panels of shortlisted candidates, temple ..

T N Prathapan's syndicate membership cancelled

Kozhikode: The Calicut University syndicate membership of T N Prathapan MLA was cancelled on Saturday. The action was taken citing his absence from three consecutive syndicate meetings. However, the university registrar later informed that the order has been frozen.

Panchayat member, family found dead in well

Kannur: A village panchayat ward member, his wife and daughter committed suicide by jumping into a well at Muzhakkunnu here on Saturday. His son, who was in a critical condition, has been hospitalised. Santhosh Babu (41), a CPM functionary representing ward 13 of Muzhakkunnu village panchayat of Peravoor ..

KCA officials quizzed over reports of payment to Windies

Kochi: Income taxofficials here have quizzedKeralaCricket Association (KCA) office bearers over a payment controversy following media reports that the game's local governing body intervened and offered to pay the financially embattledWest Indiesteam money to enable the first One-Day International (ODI) ..

Student killed by lightning

Tirur: A school student was electrocuted by lightning and killed at Unniyalil in Tirur. The deceased is Swapna (10) studying at third standard at the Janaprabha AMUP school. Swapna and her relative Jamsheena were hit by electric shock due to lightning when they were inside their house. Both were taken ..