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‘TV Debates Are Not School Elocution Competitions’: Asianet News Editor Responds To CPI(M)’s Boycott

‘TV Debates Are Not School Elocution Competitions’: Asianet News Editor Responds To CPI(M)’s Boycott

Jul 21, 2020

Asianet News Editor M.G. Radhakrishnan, in an exclusive interview with Outlook, responds to the allegations by CPI(M) and shares his thoughts on how the boycott by the party will play out.

Kerala Gold Smuggling Case: Ex-Diplomat Urges Focus On Diplomatic Bag To Find Ringleaders

Kerala Gold Smuggling Case: Ex-Diplomat Urges Focus On Diplomatic Bag To Find Ringleaders

Jul 18, 2020

A former diplomat says whoever was behind the smuggling had an unwarranted level of confidence that the customs officers would clear the bag, and it is for the investigators to uncover the person.

Gold Standard Falls

Gold Standard Falls

Jul 17, 2020

Commandos Cordon Off Kerala Fishing Village Labelled Covid-19 ‘Epicentre’

Commandos Cordon Off Kerala Fishing Village Labelled Covid-19 ‘Epicentre’

Jul 09, 2020

25 commandos from state’s Special Armed Police have been roped in to enforce district wide ‘triple lockdown’ in Covid-hit coastal village.

Gowri Amma: The Best CM Kerala Never Had

Gowri Amma: The Best CM Kerala Never Had

Jul 09, 2020

As a prominent woman public figure, especially one that dared to disturb the ancien regime, what Gowri Amma had to endure was misogynistic putdowns—a whole history of them, in fact.

Kerala Gold Smuggling Case: CM Vijayan Writes To PM Modi As Oppn Demands His Resignation

Kerala Gold Smuggling Case: CM Vijayan Writes To PM Modi As Oppn Demands His Resignation

Jul 08, 2020

Undeterred by loss of top aide, and the Opposition's demand for his resignation, Kerala CM calls for independent inquiry in the gold smuggling case.

The Gulf Boomerang: India's Biggest Reverse Migration From A World Devastated By COVID-19

The Gulf Boomerang: India's Biggest Reverse Migration From A World Devastated By COVID-19

May 15, 2020

Their dreams gutted by the coronavirus, lakhs return from the Middle-East only to stare at an uncertain future. Here's the story of the Non-Resident Keralites

A Force Unto Themselves, Why Malayalis Are Synonymous With Nursing

A Force Unto Themselves, Why Malayalis Are Synonymous With Nursing

Apr 24, 2020

Kerala received Rs 85,092 crore as remittances (March 2018), accounting for 35 per cent of the state's GDP. The nursing brigade has changed the Kerala's society and economy

How A Proactive Kerala Government Prevented Coronavirus From Casting A Dark Cloud Over Kerala's Rice Bowl

How A Proactive Kerala Government Prevented Coronavirus From Casting A Dark Cloud Over Kerala's Rice Bowl

Apr 03, 2020

Despite the early COVID-19 scare, the traditionally staggered paddy cultivation pattern went uninterrupted after workforce attrition was tackled by bringing labour from other districts

Truckloads Of Pineapples Rot Outside Many States As Demand Nosedives During Coronavirus Lockdown

Truckloads Of Pineapples Rot Outside Many States As Demand Nosedives During Coronavirus Lockdown

Apr 02, 2020

Even as the peak season is set to begin –- since the fruit is always in high demand during the Ramzaan -- truckloads of GI-tagged Vazhakulam pineapples sit rotting outside Delhi, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Gujarat – the traditional markets in the post-winter months.

Meet The Corona Warriors: Mridula S. Sree, The Rookie Nurse Who Treated A Wuhan-Returned Patient In An Isolation Ward

Meet The Corona Warriors: Mridula S. Sree, The Rookie Nurse Who Treated A Wuhan-Returned Patient In An Isolation Ward

Mar 19, 2020

Barely half a year into her career at Government TD Medical College Hospital in Alleppey, Mridula was tasked with the biggest duty of her life as a nurse

Amid Renewed Coronavirus Scare, Devotees Take Part In Attukal Pongala In Kerala

Amid Renewed Coronavirus Scare, Devotees Take Part In Attukal Pongala In Kerala

Mar 09, 2020

Even as six new cases of COVID-19 were identified in neighbouring Pathanamthitta district, devotees participated in the annual Attukal Pongala festival.

Wuhan To Kochi: An Indian Medical Student's Great Escape From Epicentre Of Coronavirus

Wuhan To Kochi: An Indian Medical Student's Great Escape From Epicentre Of Coronavirus

Mar 05, 2020

A seven-hour high-speed train journey and then the flight to Calcutta, every minute was heart-stopping. Back in Kerala, then the frustration of isolation

Reel Off The Biriyani

Reel Off The Biriyani

Feb 19, 2020

Biriyani Films counters the misappropriation of our fave food

Kerala Forms 620 Km Human Chain Against CAA, NRC On Republic Day

Kerala Forms 620 Km Human Chain Against CAA, NRC On Republic Day

Jan 26, 2020

Organised by the ruling LDF, the chain extended from the town square in northern Kasargod to the border town of Kaliyakkavilai in the south.

CAA Meet Fracas In Kerala Snowballs Into Controversy, FIR And Counter FIR Lodged

CAA Meet Fracas In Kerala Snowballs Into Controversy, FIR And Counter FIR Lodged

Jan 24, 2020

An FIR has also been lodged against the organisers and participants of the seminar where the fracas took place.

Politicisation Tarnishes Efficient Image Of Kerala Police: How Absurd Can It Get

Politicisation Tarnishes Efficient Image Of Kerala Police: How Absurd Can It Get

Jan 16, 2020

Over the past couple of years, activists say, a series of high-profile cases—running the gamut from suspected electoral fraud and false FIRs to unlawful detention, torture and alleged extrajudicial killings—point to a nexus between political leaders of all ideological hues and the police.

Nutrition Warriors | Prasanth Nair's Masterstroke That Arrested Hunger In A Wayanad Tea Estate

Nutrition Warriors | Prasanth Nair's Masterstroke That Arrested Hunger In A Wayanad Tea Estate

Jan 08, 2020

Prasanth Nair is an IAS officer and his idea of linking tourism to a old bungalow generated revenue for meals

Draft Bill Aimed At Weeding Out Corruption In Kerala's Churches Creates Furore

Draft Bill Aimed At Weeding Out Corruption In Kerala's Churches Creates Furore

Dec 04, 2019

Will it see the light of day before the Kerala Assembly polls in 2021? Will the law solve all the issues of the Christian faithful?

Kerala Flip-Flop On Menstruating Women Visiting Sabarimala Leaves Activists Fuming

Kerala Flip-Flop On Menstruating Women Visiting Sabarimala Leaves Activists Fuming

Nov 27, 2019

Activists urge discretion but women's rights groups in Kerala are trying to facilitate requests to visit Sabarimala shrine from all over India

24 Hours In Life Of Gopinath Muthukad: Cheating Death And Thriving In Art Of 'Hocus-Pocus'

24 Hours In Life Of Gopinath Muthukad: Cheating Death And Thriving In Art Of 'Hocus-Pocus'

Nov 21, 2019

Kerala's most famous magician Gopinath Muthukad won the Merlin award in 2011. PC Sorcar (Jr), Gopinath's one-time guru, was the first Indian to win this 'Oscar' of magic

Kerala Bypolls: Heavy Rains Play Spoilsport As Voter Turnout Falls To 57%

Kerala Bypolls: Heavy Rains Play Spoilsport As Voter Turnout Falls To 57%

Oct 21, 2019

Months of intrigue culminated in what amounted to a damp squib on Monday as heavy rains lashed the state and disrupted voter turnout in several areas where around 9.5 lakh people were eligible to cast the ballot.

Kerala's Church War Brimmeth Over - Ugly Row Over Funeral Rites, Worship Singe Peace

Kerala's Church War Brimmeth Over - Ugly Row Over Funeral Rites, Worship Singe Peace

Oct 16, 2019

A 2017 Supreme Court order has revived an old turf war between Kerala's Malankara Orthodox and Jacobite churches over worship and burial rights

Portrait Of A Cyanide Killer: How Kerala's Jolly Killed Six Family Members Meal By Meal

Portrait Of A Cyanide Killer: How Kerala's Jolly Killed Six Family Members Meal By Meal

Oct 10, 2019

Murders by poisoning and a female ‘serial killer’, with dollops of scandal, are riveting Kerala

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