Part 2: A key plank of the CPM when it justifies not allying with the Congress in Kerala has been its stated opposition to the latter’s neo-liberal policies.
The charges came to the fore after Kumar’s daughter Snigdha allegedly assaulted his official driver Gavaskar. She was booked on charges of manhandling the driver.
The incident kicked up a row as more police personnel, deployed as camp followers for the personal service of senior officers, have complained against ill-treatment they were facing from the higher-ups and their family members.
On full completion, the greenfield airport (one which is built from scratch on a new undeveloped site) will have a 4,000 m runway, the longest in south India.
Education Minister C Raveendranath said the first allotment of seats for plus one students in government and aided schools began on Tuesday and they would get a clear picture only after the completion of the process on June 18.
A month after the death of the first suspected victim, Kerala seems to be over the hump, having kept off a second wave of infection. But the 2,500 people in quarantine, doctors manning isolation wards, and officials can’t afford to lower their guard. The Indian Express reports from a state on high alert.
Sources said the leaders pointed out that the BJP has strong goodwill and Modi is popular among a section of the people in the state, but the absence of a credible leadership has blocked benefits for the BJP.
Twenty-year-old Mani, hailing from primitive Kurumba tribe, went into labour early on Tuesday at her home in Edavani, 25 km from Kottathara, where the government has a tribal specialty hospital.
It was only on May 12 that police arrested businessman K V Moitheenkutty, 60, on the charge of molesting the minor girl. CCTV footage at the theatre had purportedly shown Moitheenkutty sitting between a woman and her minor daughter.
Abdulla said his act was only to bring the government’s attention to the situation in Kuttiyadi-Perambra region, the epicenter of the Nipah virus. Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan also enquired from the member why he wore the mask.
During preliminary probe, Bitto told the investigation team that the offence was committed out of fear that they would be shamed socially for siring a fourth child, police said.
Baptisms, housewarmings, marriages and prayer gatherings, which can be postponed, should be re-scheduled considering the special circumstances in the wake of Nipah, the Bishop Mar Remigiose Inchananiyil said in the circular.
The decision to reduce sales tax by Re 1 per litre on petrol and diesel was taken at a state Cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday last.
Kerala Nipah outbreak: With three more deaths reported in the last two days, Kozhikode and its adjoining district of Malappuram have once again sunk into a state of consternation.
An occasional bypoll doesn’t foretell anything, but this one should seriously worry Congress because it’s the continuation of a trend that it has landed itself in 2016: the party’s fortunes being eaten away by a rising BJP.