PM Modi reviews Covid vaccine progress at Bharat Biotech

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Hyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Coronavirus vaccine facilities at Ahme-dabad, Hyderabad and Pune to review the development and manufacturing process on Monday. The visit was purely functional, and shorn of any ceremony. Modi first visited the Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad, then the Bharat Biotech plant in the city Read More

Actor abduction: Prosecution asked to initiate steps to resume trial

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By Express News Service KOCHI: The Additional Special Sessions Court on Thursday issued a directive to the director-general of prosecution and district government pleader to take necessary steps to resume trial in the actor abduction and rape case in which actor Dileep is an accused. Following the resignation of Special Public Read More

General strike near-total in Kerala

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By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The 24-hour nationwide general strike called jointly by trade unions and farmers demanding a rollback of new labour codes and scrapping of three new farm laws passed by the Centre was near total in state. Shops and commercial establishments remained shut and roads wore a Read More

Two arrested for Rs 17.5 crore GST fraud

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By Express News Service KOCHI: A central excise and customs squad on Thursday arrested two persons on charges of evasion of GST to the tune of Rs 17.5 crore. An official release said the arrested are Rajoob Perinchery and Abdul Saleem of Kunnamkulam, Thrissur. The duo had fabricated invoices and Read More

This Kannur hotel owns a Maradona museum

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Express News Service KANNUR:  On entering suite number 309 of Hotel Blue Nile, you feel an invisible presence of the ‘God of Football’ enveloping you. For the hotel, where Diego Maradona — who passed away in Buenos Aires on Wednesday — spent a couple of days eight years ago, has Read More

When Maradona refused to cut a ‘football’

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Express News Service KOCHI: Never has a stadium filled up in Kerala to catch a glimpse of one sportsperson as it did on a sultry morning in Kannur in 2012. On October 24, at the Jawahar Municipal Stadium, Diego Maradona held fans in a trance with his spontaneous brilliance. Not even Read More

Maradona's artistry made life bearable for Musthafa

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Express News Service KOZHIKODE: 53-year-old CTK Musthafa, of Nainaamvalappu here, is among the countless fans of Diego Maradona. And Musthafa’s fanboy story is each of theirs as well. Cut to the 1980s, and life was full of misery and hardship. Belonging to an impoverished coastal family, an adolescent Musthafa didn’t have Read More

Felt I was playing in World Cup: IM Vijayan on meeting Maradona

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Express News Service THRISSUR: Outside his family, only two deaths have shaken former India football team captain IM Vijayan beyond words. The first was the demise of actor Kalabhavan Mani and the other, that of Diego Maradona. “I was on my way back to Thrissur from Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday night Read More

Kerala Bank director board assumes office

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By Express News Service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The first elected director board of the Kerala Bank assumed office on Friday. Gopi Kottamurikkal, ex-MLA who was elected the representative of urban banks, is the president and M K Kannan is the vice-president. At the function, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the bank is poised Read More