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Hyderabad woman in Kerala home


Kozhikode: Najma Begum is full of nostalgic memories of Hyderabad, the city of her childhood, her family living at Lalpet in the city. But she  is living at an orphanage at Mele Chovva,  Kannur, in N

Kerala tanker blast toll at 19, four serious

The death toll in the LPG tanker blast at Chala in Kannur rose to 19 with three more victims succumbing to burns on Sunday.

One of the three was 12-year-old Rizwan. All three other members of his fam

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The death toll in the LPG tanker blast at Chala, Kannur in Kerala rose to 16 with five more persons succumbing to injuries on Saturday making it as the largest tanker disaster in the state.

The prev

Flouting rules only to hit dead ends


Probe reveals that Chala blast occurred as the driver tried to overtake a speeding bus. But he claims he lost control when a truck from the opposite direction failed to dim its light. The incident bri

Kerala tanker blast toll rises to 7, driver to be arrested


The death toll in the gas tanker blast at Chala here on Monday night rose to seven, with three more victims succumbing to their injuries on Thursday.

They were the husband and wife couple Abdul Rass

Hospitals ill-prepared to treat burn victims in Kerala

Even as several persons battle burn injuries in hospitals in the aftermath of the Kannur tragedy, it has come to light that hospitals in the state are ill-prepared to deal with burn victims.

There ar

Day drive ban a bane for tankers

There are about 400 tanker lorries criss-crossing Kerala every night transporting bulk cooking gas from Mangalore refinery to bottling plants in the state.

And it has been a long-standing demand of

Kerala: Many injured in LPG tanker explosion

At least 20 persons were injured when an LPG tanker exploded on the national highway in the Chala area here, police said.

The tanker lorry was on its way to Kannur from Kozhikode when the incident o

Two die due to burns in tanker lorry explosion


Two persons, including a woman, who suffered severe burns after an LPG tanker overturned and exploded at Chala near here last night, succumbed to their injuries at a hospital on on Tuesday, police sai

First year engineering student dies of injuries due to alleged ragging

A first year aeronautical engineering student from the district died in a private hospital in Bangalore of injuries sustained after allegedly being ragged by his seniors.

The boy, a student of Chikka

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