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Shaju Philip covers Kerala for The Indian Express

Won’t allow Babri repeat: PFI
Sun, May 22, 2022

Referring to the Kashi Vishwanath temple-Gyanvapi mosque controversy, PFI national president O M A Salam said, “People of the country are living in fear.

Heroin worth Rs 1,500 crore seized off Lakshadweep coast: Officials
Fri, May 20, 2022

The agency said it launched an operation after gathering intelligence over several months that indicated that two Indian boats would sail from the Tamil Nadu coast and receive narcotics in large quantities somewhere in the Arabian Sea.

MEA revokes passport of Malayalam actor, accused of rape; police to issue red notice
Sat, May 21, 2022

The police had earlier also issued a lookout notice against Vijay Babu, who faces another case on charges of exposing the identity of the rape survivor.

Kerala: Two cops electrocuted; one held for laying wire trap meant for hunting wild boar
Sat, May 21, 2022

The bodies of the havildars were found abandoned at a waterlogged paddy field near the police camp on Thursday morning. They had gone missing on Wednesday night.

From calling Pinarayi Vijayan a toddy tapper’s son to dog comparison: K Sudhakaran faces Left ire again
Thu, May 19, 2022

The Congress chief in Kerala made the latest offensive remarks about the CM during the Thrikkakara by-poll campaign.

25 years of Kudumbashree: Pandemic to floods, how a women’s movement stepped in to steer social change
Wed, May 18, 2022

On May 17, Kudumbashree, Kerala’s flagship programme for women's empowerment and poverty eradication, turned 25.

AAP has an ally, but Kerala could be a long, lonely trek
Mon, May 16, 2022

The AAP, a party that is in power in Delhi and Punjab, realises that Kerala -- which has a long history of successful political alliances, mainly the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) -- could be a different ball game altogether.

AAP, Twenty20 float political front in Kerala
Mon, May 16, 2022

Addressing the convention, Kejriwal said there are two options for the people of Kerala to select – “political parties which indulge in criminal activities and riots or honest parties such as AAP and Twenty20, which work for the welfare of the people”

Girl at madrasa event row: Muslim clerics’ body backs religious scholar
Sat, May 14, 2022

‘He wanted to avoid a situation in which girls may feel shy about stepping on to a stage occupied by clerics’, says president of influential body of Muslim clerics

Kerala: Teacher’s farewell post gets replies from his ‘abuse victims’
Sat, May 14, 2022

On Friday, the teacher, who is also a CPM councillor in Kerala's Malappuram district, was arrested on the charge of sexually abusing girl students at the school where he had worked for 30 years.

K V Thomas interview: ‘Sonia and Rahul meet the same leaders day after day… Only venue has shifted from Delhi to Udaipur’
Sat, May 14, 2022

Former Union minister from Kerala, who was sacked by the Congress on Thursday after addressing a CPI(M) by-poll meeting, says party ‘should take a strong stand against Hindutva’.

Hours after he backs Pinarayi on CPM bypoll stage, Cong sacks Thomas
Fri, May 13, 2022

Coming down on the Congress's “soft-Hindutva”, Thomas said, “The Congress party has a long tradition. Congress is a culture, and I come here as a Congressman. I am soliciting votes for Dr Jo Joseph (the CPM candidate) as part of that culture.’’

Healer was kept in captivity for secret formula, tortured to death: Kerala cops
Fri, May 13, 2022

According to the police, Shaibin and his accomplices abducted Shaba, a small-time healer known for his one-time treatment of piles, from his house in August 2019. He was taken to Shaibin’s walled-house at Nilambur in Malappuram, where the healer was chained and shut in a room.

Kerala: KV Thomas sacked from Congress after addressing CPI(M) poll convention
Fri, May 13, 2022

Addressing a CPI(M) election convention at Thrikkakara in Kochi, Thomas on Thursday said "Congress’ soft-Hindutva line" would shatter religious harmony in the country.

Explained: The case of the Kerala youth convicted in 2008 Jammu and Kashmir terror training operation
Tue, May 10, 2022

The case pertains to an alleged plot to radicalise, recruit, and despatch the youths to Pakistan via Kashmir for terrorist training.

Kerala steps up surveillance to prevent Nipah virus outbreak
Tue, May 10, 2022

Health Minister Veena George told media persons that surveillance and preventive measures would be strengthened in all regions, particularly in Kozhikode and Ernakulam districts, where the infection has been reported in the past.

Kerala terror recruitment: HC upholds life term for 10 convicts, awards additional three life terms
Tue, May 10, 2022

The court acquitted three people -- Muhammed Faizal, Muhammed Navas and Ummer Farook -- who were among the 13 convicted by the trial court in 2013.

Thrikkakara bypoll: 2 days on, CPI(M) faces Oppn wrath over announcing nominee at church
Sun, May 08, 2022

On Thursday, the CPI(M) announced its candidate, Dr Jo Joseph, at Lisie Hospital in Kochi, where he works as a cardiologist. While Dr Joseph explained his Left leanings, he was flanked by Catholic priests and senior CPI(M) leaders, including central committee member P Rajeeve, a minister.

J P Nadda focuses on Christians in Kerala speech, as BJP taps into ‘fears’
Sun, May 08, 2022

Nadda’s reference to “Christian concerns” is another attempt by the party to gain the support of the powerful minority community in Kerala.

Kerala govt backing Islamic terror, Christians’ concerns genuine: Nadda
Sat, May 07, 2022

Christian community raising issue of demographic change, says BJP chief

CPI(M)’s Thrikkakara debutant cardiologist Joseph: Politics not about holding party flag
Fri, May 06, 2022

Soon after the CPM announced his candidature for the May 31 bypoll Thursday, the 43-year-old cardiologist, who is all set for his electoral debut, said he has all along been a “Left fellow- traveller”, adding “I am from a Communist family’’.

Explained: What is Shigella, the bacteria that killed a girl in Kerala after she ate shawarma?
Fri, May 13, 2022

While food poisoning is fairly common and can occur in a range of situations, how common is Shigella infection, what are its symptoms, and when should you consult a doctor?

AAP may enter Kerala fray via a by-poll with SilverLine on agenda
Thu, May 05, 2022

Kejriwal-led party has joined hands with Twenty20, the Kitex CSR wing fighting polls; may field candidate from Thrikkakara

To plug infant deaths among tribals, project to improve women health
Wed, May 04, 2022

Data from the state integrated tribal development project (ITDP) shows that since 2012, as many as 137 tribal infant deaths have occurred. In addition, there have been around 300 abortions, 90 intrauterine deaths and 21 stillbirths during the period. As a result, the tribal population in the region has been falling alarmingly.

‘Bearing Amethi compliments’, Smriti Irani tells Wayanad: Much here that has not been done
Wed, May 04, 2022

While the Wayanad trip was officially part of a review of Central schemes in the district by the Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Amethi and the 2019 result was never far from the conversation.

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