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.
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
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.