Shaju Philip

Articles By Shaju Philip

Amid protests, Kerala govt backs out from implementing SC order on church

On July 3, 2017, the apex court had ordered that the ownership of the church, currently held by the Jacobite Church, should go to the rival Orthodox group.

Kerala: How one woman reached out to 500, raised an agro company

Yasmin is now the managing director of Thennala Agro Producing Company, which has 374 women farmers as shareholders who are engaged in paddy cultivation as well as marketing the 'Thennala' brand of rice.

Cleared of nude video allegations, woman says will fight cybercrime

“My children should be able to move in society proudly, telling others that I am their mother. They should not face a question about their mother’s character,” the 36-year-old said.

2015 Paris attack: French police team in Kerala to quiz man with ‘IS links’

The French investigators have got permission from the NIA court in Kochi to question Subahani Haja Moideen, alias Abu Jasmine, who is now lodged in Thrissur central jail.

Kerala hotel association boycotts orders from food delivery apps

Kerala Hotels and Restaurants Association (KHRA) has boycotted orders from Uber Eats, Zomato and Swiggy in Ernakulam district since December 1.

Plagiarism row leaves Kerala writer, orator in dock

Writer and college faculty Deepa Nisanth recently emerged in social fora as an activist who takes on the Sangh Parivar.

Sabarimala: BJP shifts focus, plans hunger strike outside secretariat

On Monday, party general secretary A N Radhakrishnan will begin an indefinite hunger strike in front of the state secretariat demanding that fabricated cases against party leaders be withdrawn

Pinarayi Vijayan: Centre has sought Rs 290 cr for relief, rescue aircraft

Amount that reached CM’s fund would not be sufficient, Vijayan said

On Cyclone Ockhi anniversary, tears of the kin of victims, fears of the survivors

Scores of families of victims are surviving on the interest they get from the Rs 20 lakh compensation the state government has deposited in the accounts of the dependents.

Explained: How a baby could choke on mother’s milk

Last week, a child choked on its mother’s milk while being breastfed in Attappadi, the sixth such death in this region of Kerala this year. This is called aspiration, caused by the accidental entry of food or drink into the windpipe.

CPM suspends Kerala MLA for misbehaving with DYFI woman leader

The incident took place last year during the party’s Palakkad district conference at Mannarkkad. The victim took up the matter with the DYFI district leadership but did not get any relief.

Nipah outbreak in Kerala Index case infected from bats, others from hospitals: Study

The outbreak of the Nipah virus, a highly fatal emerging zoonotic virus, was reported in Kozhikode district during May-June this year. There had been 23 suspected cases of the disease. However, the laboratory could only confirm 18 cases, apart from the index case.

Ready to consider proposal on separate days for women devotees: Kerala govt to HC

The High Court was considering a public interest litigation moved by four young women, who sought a direction to the state government to ensure adequate facilities and protection for the smooth pilgrimage of women of all ages to the temple.

BJP locks horns with IPS officers over police action at Sabarimala

Meanwhile, the police have been cracking down on BJP-RSS leaders who have led recent agitations at the shrine.

Kerala: Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan, SP exchange words over vehicle movement

On pilgrimage, Radhakrishnan, Union MoS for Finance and Shipping, reached Nilakkal, the Sabarimala base station, on Wednesday morning.

Can’t stop pilgrims in groups, chanting Ayyappa songs: Kerala High Court

The prohibitory orders have been in place at Sabarimala and nearby base stations since November 15 to prevent violent protests in a bid to stop women of menstruating age from going to the temple.

Sabarimala: Police excess under guise of enforcing SC order can’t go on, says Kerala HC

Senior CPI (M) leader and convener of the LDF, A Vijayaraghavan, said the BJP and RSS were deputing criminals and anti-social elements to foment trouble at Sabarimala.

Sabarimala temple opens: Protests as Hindu outfit leader, BJP general secy taken into custody

Following the protests, the state government lifted restrictions and allowed pilgrims to stay at the temple premises during the night.

Sabarimala temple opens, women activists stopped at Kochi airport

Friday marked the beginning of the first annual pilgrim season, where lakhs of devotees from neighbouring states are expected to visit Sabarimala over two months.

Sabarimala opens Saturday: Kerala on edge, temple board plans to move court for time

CM Pinarayi Vijayan rejected the Opposition suggestion that the government seek time from the Supreme Court to implement its order since a clutch of review petitions are to come up for hearing before the top court on January 22.