Six decades after Kanyakumari — then part of the Travancore princely state — joined Tamil Nadu after the linguistic reorganisation, it continues to meld two linguistic and political cultures, making it an outlier in Tamil Nadu politics.
Forget the metaphor, the magnitude is real. It is a battle for national relevance and no less a prequel to Kerala’s assembly election in 2021. If there is anything worse than the electoral mood swing between two neat fronts, there is a third within spoiling distance - the BJP.
The BJP’s calculation is simple: getting the constituency’s Catholic votes behind Alphons, and adding its own Hindu base. Alphons’s blemish-less record as a bureaucrat also stands him in good stead, the party believes.
The seven-storey 271-unit complex has 3 rooms, 24-hr security, health sub-centre in compound and is free of cost. From daily wage workers to the homeless, over 170 families have moved in so far, and the rest are expected to follow in the coming weeks
A green corridor for the ambulance carrying the infant was created with excellent coordination between police officers, the ambulance driver and a network of child support team volunteers who constantly put out updates on every aspect of the journey.
After a gap of around 12 years, the Western Ghats are resplendent, clad in a purplish-blue carpet. The neelakurinji bloomed in the Anamalai hills near Munnar, a phenomenon that occurs once in 12 years.
A truck carries people past a flooded road in Thrissur, Kerala on August 18, 2018.Rescuers used helicopters and boats on Friday to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed hundreds, officials said.
At least 22 people have been killed in landslides and rain-related incidents over the last 24 hours in Kerala, disaster management officials confirmed. Shutters of Idukki dam opened after 26 years for trial run.
Kannur International Airport (KIAL), the fourth in Kerala, will be dedicated to the nation on December 9. The airport will offer better access to travellers from north Kerala and parts of Karnataka like Coorg.
On the Sabarimala verdict, union minister Uma Bharti said the court cannot be blamed for its intervention. This comes just days after BJP President Amit Shah said that meddling with the affairs of the temple was a conspiracy by Communists in Kerala.
Three days of intense rainfall, from August 15 to August 17 brought in more than what the dams could accommodate, making it necessary to release water. This is what the Central Water Commission (CWC) report on the Kerala floods observed.