Alphons is confident of springing an electoral surprise this time. “People of Kerala are intelligent as they can evaluate our achievements,” he says.
Wayanad-based Vasantha Kumar was among the 40 CRPF personnel who were killed in Awantipora in an attack orchestrated by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).
Narayanan was among those named to the Padma Bhushan by the Centre on Friday night in the Republic Day honours list.
Protests are being held across Kerala against the detention of the 68 persons even as the BJP demanded a judicial probe into the police action.
Those below the poverty line will be given an LPG connection for Rs 200 and the rest would be offered the same at Rs 1,200
"Only the friendly countries will come forward to help us. We should give help and we should accept help. There should be a policy like that," said the three-time industries minister of Kerala.
At least 216 people have lost their lives in the rains, floods and landslides and over 7.24 lakh people been displaced.
"When your own government asks for your name and address, there is a massive revolution, saying it is an intrusion of privacy."
Panic-stricken migrant labourers arrive from Kashmir, in Jammu. Four migrant labourers were shot dead in the valley by the terrorists in the past two days.PTI Photo
BJP activists burn an effigy during a protest against the recent killings of Bihari labourer by terrorists in Kashmir, in Patna.PTI Photo
Patients wait to undergo tests in a hospital, amid a spike in cases of vector-borne diseases, in BikanerPTI Photo
TMC MP Mahua Maitra campaigns with party candidate Braj Kishore Goswami for the upcoming Shantipur Assembly by-elections in Nadia.PTI Photo
Samajwadi Party leaders wearing black arm bands protest at UP Assembly premises before a special session of UP Assembly.PTI Photo/Nand Kumar
The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.
The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.
Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.
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