Kollam: News

16 Sep 2022


Bharat Jodo Yatra: Kerala Congress suspends 3 over donation row

In a puzzling turn of events, three Kerala workers of the Indian National Congress (INC) were suspended after they allegedly threatened a vegetable vendor to pay more donation for the party's ongoing 'Bharat Jodo Yatra'.

27 Aug 2022


Girls, forced to remove undergarments, allowed to retake NEET exam

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has decided to reconduct the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) exam for female candidates, who were allegedly asked to remove their underwear during frisking before sitting in the exam, as per India Today.

13 Oct 2021


Double life imprisonment awarded to husband in Uthra murder case

The Kollam Additional Sessions Court on Wednesday awarded double life imprisonment to Sooraj S Kumar for the murder of his wife, Uthra, by using a cobra.

11 Oct 2021


Kerala court finds man guilty of killing wife with cobra

The Kollam Additional Sessions Court on Monday found a man guilty of plotting the murder of his wife by using a cobra to bite her.

02 Sep 2021


Kerala: Moral policing? Mother, son attacked while eating inside car

In an alleged incident of moral policing, a 44-year-old woman and her 23-year-old son were recently attacked by a man while they were having food inside their car on a busy roadside near Paravoor beach in the Kollam district of Kerala.

24 Feb 2021


Rahul Gandhi turns fisherman, casts net. What did he catch?

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday turned seafarer and pulled the net with a local fisherman in the high sea in Kollam to get a taste of their life and understand their issues.

20 Oct 2020


Kerala: Nursing officer admits coronavirus patient died of negligence, suspended

Kerala, once hailed for handling the coronavirus pandemic well, has been jolted after two alleged lapses on the part of the healthcare workers came to the fore.

27 Mar 2020


Kerala IAS officer 'fled' quarantine; gets suspended, slapped with FIR

An FIR has been registered against Kollam Sub-Collector Anupam Mishra (30) for allegedly violating home quarantine after returning from Singapore.

04 Jul 2019


This IAS officer was raised in orphanage; became Kollam Collector

On Monday, IAS B. Abdul Nasar assumed office as the Kollam District Collector. Nasar had dreamt of this day for decades, even as he worked odd jobs as a child living in orphanages.

31 Mar 2019


Kerala woman starved to death for dowry, weighed just 20kg

In a shocking turn of events, a 27-year-old woman from Kollam district in Kerala was starved to death, allegedly by her in-laws for dowry. The victim Tushara weighed only 20 kg when she died.

19 Apr 2018


At IIM-Nagpur placements, tailor's son gets Rs. 19 LPA package

In what is a distinctive example of turning destiny around by hard work, IIM-Nagpur graduate Justin Fernandez bagged the highest placement of Rs. 19 LPA, this year.