Shaju Philip

Articles By Shaju Philip

Kerala student stabbing case: Two accused in rank list for police constable jobs

Akhil, a student of the government-run college and an SFI supporter, was stabbed on his chest after he refused to follow diktats of the SFI leaders and sang a song without their consent.

Former R&AW chief has a new mission: Paddy-shrimp farming in ancestral village

Under One Paddy, One Fish, alternate cropping of fish and paddy is done in wetlands, with paddy being cultivated for four months and shrimp in the remaining eight months, when the fields remain fallow.

P Jayarajan — The forever rebel

He has cadres jostling for selfies and fan pages devoted to him. As P Jayarajan grows in popularity in the CPM bastion of Kannur, the party watches warily. The recent suicide of a Kerala businessman that laid bare fissures within the CPM has only worsened its sense of unease

Life savings put in flats ordered razed, these Kochi residents have nowhere to go

Ever since the court order, many have not even stepped out of their homes. “All of us are under severe mental agony. You see people breaking down. Many don’t have the courage to address this predicament,” said 38-year-old Biyoj C who has been in one of the apartments since 2014.

Student stabbed on Kerala college campus for singing

The incident has triggered widespread protests against SFI, the CPM’s student wing. Students have alleged that the SFI unit in the state-run college does not allow other organisations to function there.

Prompt action by Kerala RTO officer saves youth from jail term in Lithuania

“Nithish’s father Joy Antony said he had got a call from the Consul about the detention of his son. “We were totally at a loss and could not even grasp what he had told us. If the Consul and the joint RTO had not intervened, my son would have faced much trouble,’’ he said.

Kerala: Rift in Syro-Malabar church after ‘tainted’ Cardinal reinstated

The bid for a truce between Alencherry and two auxiliary bishops failed after the latter demanded that their suspension should be revoked.

Kerala: Priest accused of abusing boys at destitute home he headed, held

Investigating Officer Joy Mathew said the priest, who has been director of the destitute home for the past three years, had been allegedly abusing the children since last December.

The Church dispute in Kerala: what Supreme Court ordered, government failed to do

The Malankara Church is a prominent non-Catholic Christian community. The disputing factions, Jacobite and Orthodox Syrian, constitute 15.9% of the Christian population.

From orphanage to collector’s office, Kerala man’s journey against odds

A visit by Thalassery’s sub-collector to the orphanage in 1983 was what had inspired a young Nasar studying at an orphanage-run school to dream of becoming a collector.

4 months on, Kerala cops yet to get a lead in missing German woman case

According to police, Lisa Wiese, 31, left Germany on March 5 and landed in Thiruvananthapuram on March 7. She reportedly proceeded to Amritanandamayi’s ashram in neighbouring Kollam district thereafter.

Kerala: Idukki custodial death snowballing into big trouble for CPM

Rajkumar was then kept in illegal detention for three days before his arrest was recorded on June 15. The next day, he was produced before a magistrate court, which remanded him in judicial custody for two weeks.

Kerala land deal allegations: Ernakulam priests to boycott functions of Cardinal Alencherry

After the Vatican's decision, priests gathered and passed a resolution against the re-entry of Alencherry as the administrative head of the archdiocese and suspension of two auxiliary bishops.

Kerala: Priests oppose Vatican move to reinstate Cardinal as head of archdiocese

A year ago, the Vatican had removed Alencherry as the archbishop of Ernakulam following his alleged involvement in dubious land dealings which caused Rs 90 crore loss for the archdiocese in 2016. He was reinstated on Thursday.

Kerala land deal allegations: Vatican reinstates Cardinal as head of archdiocese

Alencherry’s return to the archdiocese as its head is set to trigger fresh trouble for the Church as priests in the archdiocese are up in arms against him and had revolted against the Cardinal last year.

Kerala: NRI’s suicide leads to crack in CPM Kannur leadership

Family members of the deceased, Sajan Parayail, had alleged that ego clash of CPI(M) leaders in the district led to the tragedy - that Sajan took the extreme step allegedly after the municipality denied occupancy certificate for his multi-crore convention centre.

Kerala High Court permits screening of Anand Patwardhan’s documentary at festival

The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had earlier denied sanction to screen the documentary at the festival on the ground that “the theme of the film is sensitive and it would invite law and order issues”.

After NRI’s suicide, Kerala govt plans to curb power of local body secretaries

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told the Assembly about the state government’s plans regarding this while replying to an adjournment motion moved by the Opposition.

Neither I nor party will protect him: CPM leader on son booked for rape

In his first reaction to the matter involving his son, Balakrishnan did not deny the allegations or defend Binoy. Instead, he sought to distance himself from the issue.

The robot’s arm

Last week, seven people who entered a septic tank in Vadodara choked to death. The team that developed the Bandicoot manhole cleaning robot hopes that their machine and others like it will save lives — one robotic step at a time.