Ambedkar’s position on Brahmins and on post-independent India was quite similar to Periyar’s.
The raging debate of the widening gap between the two communist parties has cropped up once again with the recent developments in Thiruvananthapuram.
The resignation comes a day after the Kerala high court dismissed Chandys petition challenging a report of the Alappuzha district collector on alleged encroachments by a company in which he has a stake.
A Kerala advocate had filed an RTI query with the ministry asking for documents and reasons for denying permission to Kerala tourism minister to attend a UN tourism meet.
In a world increasingly defined by new media and a satellite television network no longer monopolised by political parties, mass films are perhaps no longer the only path to mass politics.
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.”
The ABVP has accused students from Kerala studying at the Central University of Jammu of ‘beef consumption’, ‘anti-national activities’ and ‘JNU association’.
The actor’s plans of launching a new party instead of joining an alliance is being viewed as a direct threat to the DMK.
The chief minister is getting support from all anti-BJP corners except the Congress, which holds the CPI(M) and the RSS responsible for the violence in the Kerala.
The state already has four airports and they are not being fully utilised – where is the need for a fifth?
The CPI(M)’s central committee, the party’s apex decision-making body, is currently discussing if it should elect Sitaram Yechury for a third Rajya Sabha term.
Pinarayi Vijayan also said his party was facing “false propaganda and threats” across the country because the RSS had “realised” that CPI(M) hinders the RSS’s agenda of “leading the country into fascism”.
“This is typical of the RSS methodology of seeking to browbeat and intimidate the opposition. Such tactics will not be allowed to succeed,” the CPI(M) said in a statement.
Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the order is an “attempt to destroy India’s secular structure” that will “affect the poor the most”.
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.
Mangalam TV’s controversial story has invited sharp criticism from all quarters, with the state government initiating a judicial probe into the matter.
Two separate incidents of violence against CPI(M) workers in Kerala were reported hours after an attack on an RSS office.
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.
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.
Eminent poets, politicians and students groups had criticised the charges of sedition against the author and had implored the state government to intervene.
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.
On the eve of Kerala’s most important festival, the BJP president’s greeting has people in the state up in arms
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.
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A formal announcement is expected by 4 pm today after the CPI(M) state committee ratifies the decision.
The victory of the Left Democratic Front represents the usual swing but the declining share of the Congress within the UDF and the debut of the BJP in the assembly are warning signs that the Congress could end up as a relic of history in the state.