According to police officers investigating the case, a couple residing in Chembra in Malappuram district's Tirur lost their son, who was 93-days-old, early today morning. The infant's death was confirmed at a private hospital in Tirur.
With three positive cases of coronavirus and 2,155 people under quarantine, Kerala has not seen a virus outbreak of this scale since Nipah in 2018. However, an early start in screening people coming from China and a resolute disease surveillance system has helped Kerala minimise its reach.
The 49-year-old writer spoke to indianexpress.com on the sidelines of the Kerala Literature Festival in Kozhikode about his process of writing, his affection for the marginalised and the dwindling importance of the Gulf for Kerala. On anti-CAA protests, he said it was the duty of the writers to speak courageously.
"To be honest, if Jayalalithaa was at the helm of affairs in the party, I'd like to believe that she would not have supported the CAA. Her party has left Tamil Nadu, the country and their own leader down," DMK leader MK Kanimozhi said.
"I think the cardinal mistake the government of India has made is attacking students. That’s what has brought students together. It has woken up a lot of the young, middle-class people of India into the realities of the government we have today."
On Monday, locals residing close to the H20 Holy Faith apartment, which was demolished on Saturday morning, gate-crashed into the office of the local municipality chairperson demanding action to counter their woes of dust pollution.
The ‘Silver Line’ project is conceived as a solution to easing pressure on the existing network as well as on the state’s major highways which are equally dense. The corridor, 532-km long, will be financed at a cost of Rs 56,443 crore.
On Friday, officials of the district administration, police and contractors conducted a successful mock drill of the demolition exercise, making sure their security apparatus was tight for the much-anticipated event on Saturday.