Shaju Philip


Kerala youth fest: Vigilance books Kuchipudi judges, teacher
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

Athira alleged that the dance teacher worked as a middleman between the contestants and the judges.

The race for ‘A’: Capturing tears, meltdowns, and weight of expectations in Kerala’s annual School Youth Festival
Sun, Jan 22, 2017

12,000 children, 300 events, 30 marks to the winner, and hearts broken over each contested point. Photographs: T Mohandas

BJP man killed in Kerala amid clashes with CPM
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

State BJP president Kummanam Rajasekharan alleged that the CPM was behind the murder.

Tape suggests ‘sting’ targeted Kerala Chief Secretary
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

When contacted by The Indian Express, Samuel said that the tape contained the recording of a conversation that took place one-and-a-half years ago between him and a woman he identified as Angel Abraham.

Kerala film industry stalemate over
Sun, Jan 15, 2017

On Friday, CM Pinarayi Vijayan had warned exhibitors’ federation to end the agitation if they wanted to hold a discussion with the government on issues in the industry.

Week since Jishnu suicide: More Kerala colleges face allegations of ‘harassment’
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

A few students had complained to Kerala Education Minister C Raveendranath that Joseph would often allegedly go to the girls’ hostel and shout abuses at the inmates.

Booked for sedition, Malayalam writer to burn his book in protest
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Police sources said the sedition case against Prana is still under investigation and has been sent for legal opinion for further action.

Rubber growers see fortunes rising despite demonetisation
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

The above increase — linked mainly to rising global crude oil prices, which have also made synthetic substitutes such as styrene butadiene rubber more expensive — has cheered growers here.

Kerala: Students’ protest over campus suicide turns violent
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Students allege that college PRO, Sajith Vishwanathan, son of Congress leader K P Vishwanathan, tortured Pranoy in his chamber

Congress, CPM slam Kerala BJP leader for remarks against filmmaker
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

During a film festival in Kerala last month, Kamal, who had been festival director, had flayed the police action against delegates who did not stand up while the national anthem was being played.

Why there has been no new Malayalam film release in Kerala for 3 weeks
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

The Indian Express explains the tussle between producers and theatre owners that has kept even the likes of superstar Mohanlal waiting outside cinemas.

CPM warns VS Achuthanandan against violating party discipline
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

Achuthanandan wanted that he be included in the party state secretariat, a demand rejected by the central committee citing his age and party regulations

Cases against bureaucrats: Kerala IAS officers to go on one-day mass leave
Sun, Jan 08, 2017

The association criticised action against Antony for appointment of minister E P Jayarajan’s relative in a public sector undertaking.

BJP worker succumbs to burns, hartal on Saturday
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

Kanjikkode region in Palakkad has been tense in the last few weeks following clashes involving CPI (M) and BJP workers.

Cashless in Malappuram: Rs 5 each in 27 accounts, no water, power or toilets
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

The tribals, however, are not bothered, for, as they say, they get daily wages which they hardly ever put into bank accounts.

Kerala: After loss of clout, Chandy avoids Congress meetings
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

The apparent snub from the central leadership came at a time Chandy has no official role in Kerala to fall back on since the Assembly election.

Writers, Left leaders back Jnanpith awardee M T Vasudevan Nair who criticised note ban
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

Releasing a book on demonetisation in Malappuram on Tuesday, Nair had taken a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Kerala: Eggs hurled at senior Congress leader Rajmohan Unnithan’s car in Kollam
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Unnithan, who is known to be close to party state president V M Sudheeran, had gone to the party’s district office in Kollam for the foundation day celebrations.

Kerala: Court rejects MM Mani’s discharge plea in murder case
Sun, Dec 25, 2016

The Congress and BJP demanded Mani’s resignation but the minister said that the case would be fought legally and politically.

Kerala woman jailed in Saudi Arabia over ‘banned’ drug
Fri, Dec 23, 2016

The drug, prescribed by a Kerala-based doctor for a neurological ailment she was suffering from, is reportedly banned in Saudi Arabia.

Kochi college: Arrest of 5 students sparks freedom of expression row
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

The students, who faced charges under the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, were produced before a court, which granted them bail.

Kerala Police go back on sedition, UAPA cases against writer, activist Kamalsy Prana
Wed, Dec 21, 2016

Prana was booked after a BJP worker complained that the writer had insulted the national anthem on Facebook post by quoting from his novel.

Anthem Row: For Kerala director, old rivalry, new chapter
Wed, Dec 21, 2016

Police picked up a dozen delegates who had failed to stand up when the anthem was being played before a show.

For a school tale, Kerala writer held for ‘disrespecting’ national anthem
Mon, Dec 19, 2016

There had been no controversy regarding the novel till Prana’s Facebook post.

Kidney damage in ragging: 5 Kerala polytechnic students surrender
Mon, Dec 19, 2016

With another student complaining of ragging by seniors in the same institute, five students surrendered before the police in connection with the two cases on Sunday.

One Life, One Change: Behind athletics boom in this Kerala village, a dairy farm
Mon, Dec 19, 2016

Thirunelli residents say Girish’s concern for sportspersons goes beyond the academy.

Kerala HC: Fear that uniform code on marriage will offend Sharia a myth
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

The court said the State is being alerted that justice has become elusive to Muslim women and the remedy lies in codification of the divorce law.

Kerala: Days after son was killed over conversion, mother takes up Islam
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

On November 19, a day before he was scheduled to fly back to Riyadh, where he worked as a driver, P Faisal, was hacked to death.

Day after Kerala arrests, film fraternity protests
Wed, Dec 14, 2016

While the day’s shows began at various theatres in the city on Tuesday, delegates shouted slogans and displayed placards against the Supreme Court directive on showing respect for the national anthem.

National anthem: 12 detained in Kerala, 8 beaten in Tamil Nadu
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

The 12 were let off after registration of a case under Section 188 of the IPC — disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant.

‘Advised to stay away’ from MP event, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan targets RSS
Mon, Dec 12, 2016

When Vijayan was leaving for the venue in Bhopal, the police reportedly advised him against going, on account of an agitation by Sangh Parivar.

Kerala Catholic priest gets double life term under POCSO for raping minor girl
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

The convicted Fr Edwin Figarez, 41, belongs to Kottappauram Catholic diocese. Besides undergoing jail term, he has to pay a fine of Rs 2.15 lakh. The double jail term would run concurrently.

Demonetisation: Tourist town Kanyakumari runs out of fizz
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Traders, hoteliers and other stakeholders in the tourism industry and local fishermen are warming up to the idea of a cashless economy.

Kerala: Woman who filed rape case accused of torture by her kids
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

Thrissur police have registered a case against the victim and her husband on the basis of the complaint. The children are now looked after by their grandparents.

After Rs 59 crore wire transfer, Kerala exporter booked for ‘cheating’
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

George had reportedly told the bank that the amount was credited to his account for the export of sunflower oil, and that the deposit would be withdrawn in instalments depending upon the exports.

Kerala: Several Congress leaders skip ex-minister Adoor Prakash son’s wedding
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

The venue, spread across eight acres, resembled Mysore Palace while the wedding mandap was modelled on the Akshardham Temple.