Shaju Philip


A marriage sharpens caste divide in Kerala village
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

After girl elopes with upper-caste man in village bordering Tamil Nadu, SC residents agitate in temple alleging they face discrimination, upper castes deny. The settlement, spread over 20 acres, has 460 families, with 133 houses occupied by Chakkliyan families. Other families are of upper-caste Gounders and various Hindu communities.

Fever panic in Kerala: numbers and the reasons
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

The early onset of the monsoon has been accompanied by a rush of illnesses. On June 2 alone, 11,013 cases of fever were reported; on June 20, this number was 20,300. On June 2, 134 confirmed dengue cases were reported; on June 20, there were 933.

111 fever deaths in Kerala this year, CM Pinarayi Vijayan calls for cleaning drive
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

Kerala, which is hailed for its health indicators, has reported about 12 lakh confirmed fever cases and 111 deaths from various types of fevers till June 17 this year.

Kochi underway, PM Modi says 50 cities ready for Metro
Sun, Jun 18, 2017

The Prime Minister said there is a need to bring about a paradigm shift in urban planning by adopting a people-centric approach and integrating land-use and transport.

Swami’s lawyer says Kerala woman retracted rape charge and attack claim
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

The swami was attacked on May 20 when he went to the woman’s house.The advocate submitted the victim’s statement in court on Thursday.

At lifeline of Kerala cattle business, traders, brokers & dairy farmers hit
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

Vaniamkulam market feeds smaller ones; contractor says business down by 3/4ths since sale restriction.

Panama ship rips apart boat off Kochi, 2 fishermen killed
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

Police identified the deceased as Thambi Durai (55) from Kolachel in Tamil Nadu, and Rahul (22), hailing from Assam. The Navy and Coast Guard have launched a search for the missing fisherman, Modi (25), also from Assam

I&B denies screening certificate to films on Rohith Vemula, JNU, Valley
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

The festival, which begins on June 16, is organised by the Kerala State Chalachithra Academy, a body under the state government’s Department of Cultural Affairs.

Citing jobs lost and tourism hit, Kerala eases anti-liquor policy
Fri, Jun 09, 2017

Kerala's new policy has given significant relief to bars and hotels which had to be closed down following the recent directive of the Supreme Court.

Kerala passes resolution against notification restricting cattle sale
Fri, Jun 09, 2017

The resolution said the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Market) Rules, 2017, infringes upon the fundamental rights guaranteed to the people involved in the cattle trade

Kerala CPI questions MLA over daughter’s extravagant wedding
Thu, Jun 08, 2017

The visuals of Geetha’s daughter have embarrassed the CPI which recently demanded that marriage extravagance should be taxed and controlled by legislation

State Issues Protocol For Functions: Recipe for green Kerala – Plantain leaf plates, steel glasses
Wed, Jun 07, 2017

Muslim organisations in Kerala last week decided to follow the protocol for iftar parties during the ongoing month of Ramzan

‘Bogus voting’: HC summons to 259 voters in Kerala Assembly constituency
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

The bench of Justice A V Ramakrishna Pillai directed voters to appear before the court, beginning June 8, and give evidence in various batches.

Saudi-Qatar crisis: For Indians, a window of opportunity
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

The bulk of the Indian expat community in the Gulf has traditionally been from Kerala. Of the estimated 6.5 lakh Indians now in Qatar, some 3 lakh are from Kerala.

Violence against BJP will make more lotuses bloom in Kerala: Amit Shah
Mon, Jun 05, 2017

Shah was on a three-day visit to Kerala as part of his nationwide tour to strengthen the party for the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

‘No one told us about the money… My only wish is to have my next child saved’
Sun, Jun 04, 2017

Nearly 3 years after 38 infant deaths in Kerala’s Attapady, the state has finally agreed to pay compensation

Amit Shah starts Kerala tour, meets church heads
Sat, Jun 03, 2017

Fr Jimmy Poochakkat, Syro- Malabar Church spokesperson, said: “The meeting did not discuss any political issue, it was only a courtesy call.”

Kerala: Eight Youth Congress leaders, butcher held for calf-killing
Fri, Jun 02, 2017

The arrested persons face charges under Section 120 (a) of Kerala Police Act, sections 143, 147 and 149 of IPC and sections 3 and 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

Won’t abandon Vizhinjam port project: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Fri, Jun 02, 2017

"The government wants to complete this project in a manner that will benefit local people. The project cannot be abandoned on the basis of an allegation,’’ said CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Govt order doesn’t ban cow slaughter: Kerala HC
Thu, Jun 01, 2017

The PIL was filed by Youth Congress state general secretary T G Sunil, who sought a stay on the notification on the ground that it was issued during Ramzan, and would hurt religious harmony in Kerala.

Violation of federal principles: Pinarayi Vijayan
Thu, Jun 01, 2017

Vijayan said that the issue of restrictions on cattle slaughter does not fall within Parliament’s legislative powers.

A date for Kochi Metro, fed by new bus and backwater boat networks
Wed, May 31, 2017

PM to launch first leg on June 17, integrated transport system will include country’s first ‘Water Metro’

Kerala Congress man who led calf killing says he had boss’s nod, state Youth Congress chief denies
Tue, May 30, 2017

Calf killing: Party suspends three Kerala Youth Congress leaders, says action is ‘completely unacceptable’.

Kerala: Thoughtless, barbaric says Rahul Gandhi after Youth Congress leaders slaughter calf
Mon, May 29, 2017

Kerala: The killing was in protest against Centre’s decision to ban sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter

After Kerala High Court order, kin of Muslim convert forcibly take her home
Sat, May 27, 2017

The court order had come after Ashokan filed a habeas corpus plea.

Kerala leads protest against new cattle rules, explores legal side
Sat, May 27, 2017

Justifying the Centre’s decision, BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan said it had only restricted the sale for slaughter of animals that were used for agricultural purposes.

Day after Kerala HC annuls marriage with Muslim convert, man vows to fight ‘injustice’
Fri, May 26, 2017

Jahan said the court should tell him what crime his wife had committed. “She has taken a religion of her choice. She had handpicked a husband of her choice. Is it a crime?"

IAS officers lock horns over funding of Israeli team visit
Wed, May 24, 2017

Swamy raised the issue when Prabhakar told the media there was a move to implicate him in a vigilance inquiry, alleging corruption in the department.

Fisherman killed by stray dogs in Kerala
Tue, May 23, 2017

Local Administration Minister announced that the victim’s family would get financial aid.

Will clean Kerala’s rotten political culture: Pinarayi Vijayan
Sun, May 21, 2017

Hinting at the resignation of two ministers in the past year over corruption charges and scandals, the CM said the government would ensure there would be no patrons for those who have gone on the wrong track.

Tired of rape, Kerala woman nearly cuts off swami’s penis
Sun, May 21, 2017

The swami, who was known as Sree Hari in his poorvashram, was admitted to the hospital with his penis almost severed.

Kerala invites PM Modi to inaugurate metro, date draws BJP criticism
Sat, May 20, 2017

Balakrishnan said Modi had compared the state to Somalia and Ethiopia while campaigning for the last Assembly elections and the government has invited Modi so that he declares there is development in Kerala too.

Naval cadet dead, kin allege torture in academy
Fri, May 19, 2017

The cadet was admitted to the government medical college at Pariyaram, said the spokesperson.

Kerala: Women film artistes form group to fight gender disparity
Fri, May 19, 2017

The collective wanted the formation of an anti-sexual harassment committee for every film production similar to the committees that exist in other workplaces.

Not maintained ‘in law or faith’, Kerala court dismisses talaq plea
Thu, May 18, 2017

Judge Ramesh Bal said the petition is not maintainable either in law or faith.

SSLC results: Kerala migrant workers’ kids script Class X success stories
Tue, May 16, 2017

Rajaram, 17, of Varanasi, who joined the school five years ago, is among those who cleared their class X