A central team that travelled to Addappady found lack of nutrition among pregnant mothers and adolescent girls to be the main cause for the high infant mortality rate.
By holding discussions on how to integrate LGBTIQ rights into Kerala’s local self-governance framework, the state government has given new hope to a community struggling for basic rights.
After the century’s worst drought, Kerala is getting ready to harvest rain in its backyard wells, temple ponds and lush forests. It just needs to rain.
Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the order is an “attempt to destroy India’s secular structure” that will “affect the poor the most”.
Inadequate freshwater supply from rivers and saline ingress has dealt a double blow to the rice farmers of Kole paddy lands in Kerala even as the state tries to cope with a severe drought.
From a Dalit student’s suicide to allowing police excesses, the Kerala chief minister seems unable to correctly handle much that goes on in the state.
Suggesting that women from a popular workers’ organisation are sex workers is only the latest in a long line of inappropriate and offensive comments the state power minister has made.
What really is the mandate of the environment ministry? And what is the state of India’s environmental governance?
RSS and BJP activists in Kerala have found themselves in an awkward position.
Mangalam TV’s controversial story has invited sharp criticism from all quarters, with the state government initiating a judicial probe into the matter.
Political competition in Kerala has turned into concerted efforts to control bodies, minds and thoughts through brute force.
A network of compassionate volunteers caring for their terminally ill neighbours is allowing more people in Kerala to end their days at peace and at home.
Two separate incidents of violence against CPI(M) workers in Kerala were reported hours after an attack on an RSS office.
Though Sangh leaders justify the mass killing of Muslims in private, this is perhaps the first time someone from the RSS has openly boasted about the massacre and held it out as something “Hindu society” should take “pride” in.
The Sangh parivar’s plan seems to be to overthrow the Left Democratic Front government by citing law and order troubles, but they are unlikely to succeed.
While the government had first said women would be allowed to trek through the Agastyamala Biospehere Reserve from this year, they have now postponed it to 2018.
Many politicians and members of the film fraternity have come out in support of movie director Kamal, who has come under repeated attack for what Sangh parivar members say are ‘anti-national’ comments.
As two local party leaders escalate their feud and disrupt the Congress’s dynamic in Kerala, factionalism is rearing its ugly head once again.
A daily round-up of the human impact of demonetisation.
Rapid deforestation and soil erosion in Attapadi Forest Reserve has led to a crippling water shortage in Kerala’s Kulappadi village and the Irula forest tribe has suffered the most.
A daily round-up of the human impact of demonetisation.
According to Pinarayi Vijayan over Rs 1,25,000 crores is stuck in the cooperative banking system in Kerala, bringing the state economy to a grinding halt.
A daily round-up on the human impact of demonetisation.
With Kerala’s cooperative sector jolted by demonitisation and its multi-faceted role in jeopardy, there is no doubt other players are fishing for new opportunities, whether private hospitals or private banks.
The counsel for the state government, which had earlier supported the ban on women’s entry into the temple in its additional affidavit filed in July this year, told the apex court it will now go by its original response.
The Supreme Court and Markandey Katju have both ignored Article 124 (7) of the constitution – which prevents a former SC judge from presenting a case.
Prerna Singh’s book, ‘How Solidarity Works for Welfare: Subnationalism and Social Development in India’, establishes a connection between subnationalism and social indices.
Political violence in the state has increasingly become a show-down between the party ruling the country and the party ruling the state.
But female participation in India’s workforce has declined from 34% in 1999 to 27% in 2014, making it the worst rate among BRICS nations.
‘I want to tell you that India wants to fight with Pakistan. If you have the courage then why not fight to end poverty, unemployment, illiteracy. Let us see which country wins, India or Pakistan,” said Modi, reaching out to the people of Pakistan
By making Onam ‘Vamana Jayanthi’ – an upper caste Hindu festival – the BJP aspires to create a Hindu vote bank in Kerala and destabilise the state’s deep cultural coherence, unity and diversity.
In normal monsoon years, Karnataka has no problems in releasing water from the Cauvery to Tamil Nadu; the issues arise during the distress years.
The film was denied certification because it has “sensitive gay scenes, use of derogatory words against women and vulgar dialogues”.
The attackers allegedly said the title of P. Jimshar’s book, Padachonte Chitrapradarshanam, misinterpreted the basic tenets of Islam.
The couple living together before the male student was of legally marriageable age was enough to expel them, in the judge’s eyes.
Based on principles of democratic decision making and egalitarian redistribution, the Uralungal Cooperative is proof that efficiency isn’t exclusively linked to capitalist production.
Many, including the victim’s father, believe that the recently captured suspect may not be the real criminal but has been nabbed by a police team under pressure over lapses in their response, which may have compromised the probe.
If the prime minister is not galvanised to act by the growing disaffection among India’s youth, it could spell doom for the country’s vast population – and its leaders.
Almost 50 days after the crime took place, sources say the Kerala police have identified and taken into custody the prime suspect.
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A round-up of news, both bad and good, on the rights front from India.