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Kerala: State in southern India
Kerala is a state on the southwestern Malabar Coast of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956, following the passage of the States Reorganisation Act, by combining Malayalam-speaking regions of the erstwhile states of Travancore-Cochin and Madras. Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi), Kerala is the twenty-first largest Indian state by area. It is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea to the west. With 33,387,677 inhabitants as per the 2011 Census, Kerala is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population. It is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram. Malayalam is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state.

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Kerala gold scam: 'UAE mission extends cooperation to Customs Authority', says MEA [Video]

Kerala gold scam: 'UAE mission extends cooperation to Customs Authority', says MEA

On Kerala gold smuggling scam, the Spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Anurag Srivastava said that UAE has been informed regarding this matter. He said, "MEA had kept the Embassy of UAE..

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COVID: 'Triple lockdown' begins in Thiruvananthapuram [Video]

COVID: 'Triple lockdown' begins in Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala government has imposed 'Triple lockdown' in Thiruvananthapuram city. Starting from 6 am today, lockdown has been imposed for a week. Shops selling essential items are exempted. Major roads..

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Get discount at this Kerala tea stall by ordering in Sanskrit language [Video]

Get discount at this Kerala tea stall by ordering in Sanskrit language

A Village in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram is on its way to promote Sanskrit language. The Karamana people are moving towards one of the oldest languages again. To promote Sanskrit language, a tea seller..

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Kerala lifts lockdown on Sundays, bus services resume [Video]

Kerala lifts lockdown on Sundays, bus services resume

Bus service has resumed in Kerala's Kottayam as state government suspended complete lockdown on June 28. The state will continue to observe night curfew from 9pm to 5am. The total number of COVID-19..

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JP Nadda applauds corona warriors during 'Kerala Jan Samvad Rally' [Video]

JP Nadda applauds corona warriors during 'Kerala Jan Samvad Rally'

While addressing at 'Kerala Jan Samvad Rally' via video conferencing in the national capital on June 16, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda said, "At this point of time, I would like to..

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From waste to wonder: Kerala boy manufactures motorbike from scrap [Video]

From waste to wonder: Kerala boy manufactures motorbike from scrap

A 9th standard student, Arshad, has manufactured a bicycle-shaped motorbike by using scrap materials from his father's automobile workshop in Kochi. It took him one and a half month. Motorbike was..

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Kerala observes lockdown on weekend [Video]

Kerala observes lockdown on weekend

In the view of COVID-19 pandemic, Kerala government announced lockdown on June 14. Kerala Police maintained strict vigil at the check points to restrict the unnecessary movement. Government has given..

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Dog with his mouth sealed with insulation tape rescued in Thrissur [Video]

Dog with his mouth sealed with insulation tape rescued in Thrissur

Volunteers of People for Animal Welfare Services rescued a dog that had its mouth sealed with insulation tape around it for two weeks in Ollur of Thrissur district. The dog has now been shifted to an..

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Hindu Munnani members stage novel protest over TN govt's decision to disallow opening of temples [Video]

Hindu Munnani members stage novel protest over TN govt's decision to disallow opening of temples

Hindu Munnani members on June 10 staged a unique protest over reopening of temples in the state. The members of Hindu Munnani stood on one leg in front of a temple to protest against Tamil Nadu..

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Elephant succumbs to injuries in Kerala's Malappuram [Video]

Elephant succumbs to injuries in Kerala's Malappuram

A male tusker who received serious injuries in a suspected fight with other elephants died in Kerala. Animal was taken by forest officials after locals reported the incident. Jumbo was kept under..

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Few churches in Kochi to remain shut till June 30 [Video]

Few churches in Kochi to remain shut till June 30

A few churches in Kochi have decided to remain shut in view of the spread of COVID-19. Churches under Ernakulam-Angamaly archdiocese would not offer services till June 30 in Kerala, according to an..

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Bride from Kerala, groom from TN get married at border amid COVID restrictions [Video]

Bride from Kerala, groom from TN get married at border amid COVID restrictions

Going against all odds amid the coronavirus pandemic, a couple from different states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu exchanged wedding vows on a national highway which connects both the states in Kerala's..

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Leopard beaten to death in Assam [Video]

Leopard beaten to death in Assam

In a horrific incident, A leopard that entered a residential colony of Assam's Guwahati was beaten to death before the forest department could rescue the animal. The locals also broke its teeth off...

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COVID-19: Kochi's Adlux International Convention Centre converted into 200-bed care centre [Video]

COVID-19: Kochi's Adlux International Convention Centre converted into 200-bed care centre

Adlux International Convention and Exhibition Centre at Angamaly in Kerala's Kochi has been converted into a 200-bed COVID-19 care centre. The step has been taken in the wake of increase in the number..

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Heavy rain lashes Bengaluru as monsoon enters Karnataka [Video]

Heavy rain lashes Bengaluru as monsoon enters Karnataka

Rains lashed parts of Bengaluru city on June 06 as monsoon entered the Karnataka state after its scheduled arrival in Kerala on June 01. However, the heavy rainfall also led to waterlogging in several..

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'We are sorry': Chennai school lights 2500 candles over death of pregnant elephant [Video]

'We are sorry': Chennai school lights 2500 candles over death of pregnant elephant

The Everwin School in Chennai paid tribute to Kerala's pregnant elephant which died after it was allegedly fed pineapple filled with firecrackers, by lighting around 2500 candles in a life-size shape..

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Kerala man plants 2,400 saplings on World Environment Day [Video]

Kerala man plants 2,400 saplings on World Environment Day

A man has pledged to plant around one lakh trees in his lifetime. Saleem Murichandy has planted approximate 2,400 plants across two districts on World Environment Day on June 05 in Kerala's Kozhikode...

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Unlock 1.0: Malls gear up for re-opening [Video]

Unlock 1.0: Malls gear up for re-opening

Malls in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram are all set to re-open from June 08 expect in containment zones. The management at malls in Kerala have been gearing up to ensure all safety precautions. Centre had..

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Rainfall will reduce by next 24 hours, temperature will rise in northwest India: IMD [Video]

Rainfall will reduce by next 24 hours, temperature will rise in northwest India: IMD

Briefing about the weather conditions in northwest India, Head of Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre, Rajendra Kumar Jenamani informed that rainfall will reduce by next 24 hours and temperature..

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Forest dept appoints 3 teams for probe: Kerala Forest Minister on killing of pregnant elephant [Video]

Forest dept appoints 3 teams for probe: Kerala Forest Minister on killing of pregnant elephant

While speaking to media in Thiruvananthapuram on June 05, the Minister of Forests, Animal Husbandry and Zoos in Kerala, Advocate K Raju spoke on killing of a pregnant elephant in Palakkad. He said,..

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Will nab culprits, punish them: Prakash Javadekar on killing of elephant in Kerala [Video]

Will nab culprits, punish them: Prakash Javadekar on killing of elephant in Kerala

While speaking to media in the national capital on June 04, the Union Forest Minister, Prakash Javadekar spoke on killing of an elephant in Kerala. He said, "Killing of an elephant in Kerala is..

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Bank employee commits suicide in Kerala, reason unknown [Video]

Bank employee commits suicide in Kerala, reason unknown

A woman committed suicide inside Co-operative bank in Kollam district by setting her ablaze on June 03. The lady was working as an employee in the bank. Eye witnesses claimed that the woman was..

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Maneka Gandhi questions Rahul Gandhi over death of pregnant elephant in Kerala's Malappuram [Video]

Maneka Gandhi questions Rahul Gandhi over death of pregnant elephant in Kerala's Malappuram

BJP MP Maneka Gandhi, on June 03 strongly condemned the death of a pregnant elephant which died after allegedly eating pineapple filled with firecrackers. "Forest Secretary should be removed, the..

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Class 9 Kerala girl commits suicide over fear of managing studies amid COVID-19 [Video]

Class 9 Kerala girl commits suicide over fear of managing studies amid COVID-19

A class 9 student in Kerala's Malappuram allegedly committed suicide over frustration of not going to school amid the coroanvirus and was unable to attend online classes owing to her poor financial..

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MK Stalin questions AIADMK govt over COVID-19 situation in Tamil Nadu

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Kerala mosque starts smart card system to avoid crowding

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