While these by-poll wins do reflect the Congress’s ability to fight back, it would be far-fetched to see them as an indication of political trends at the national level.
“These reports are being generated and sustained only because Islamophobia is so rampant in Kerala, across parties.”
While state-level leaders insist otherwise, Amit Shah’s early exit from the ‘Jana Raksha Yatra’ suggests even the BJP recognises its failure.
The Kerala police is competent enough to conduct the investigation, the state government’s affidavit says, and would have sent a report to the Centre if any scheduled offences were discovered.
“It is alarming to have an adult woman today to be ordered into ‘protective custody’ of her parent’s home under the orders of a Court, denied mobility, communication and the company of her friends and well wishers.”
Malayalis are committed to celebrating it how they always have – irrespective of caste and community.
A dispute over whether RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat should have been allowed to hoist the national flag at a school in Kerala has morphed into questions over whether appropriate flag protocol was followed.
The state already has four airports and they are not being fully utilised – where is the need for a fifth?
The latest bribery scandal, relating to Medical Council of India clearance for colleges, has once again revealed the factionalism within the Kerala BJP.
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The actress was abducted in Kochi on the night of February 17 and molested by a gang of men who also took pictures and video footage of her.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.