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Due to Heavy Rains and Flooding, Estate Workers in Wayanadu Starved for Weeks

Additionally, the flood has isolated the workers completely and now they are in dire need of food and other necessary supplies

Kerala Child Welfare Board Announces Literary Awards

9-year-old Aila's next book is set to publish next year. It will contain her poems and stories. Alia said, her teachers encouraged her to write more. One of her poems is addressed to Rohit Vemula, whose institutional murder shook Indian political sphere. She named it "koodappirappu" (sibling).

RSS Goons Attacks Muslim Youth In Palakkad

Muneer from Thrithala was brutally attacked by RSS goons in Puthoor on Sunday night. He was standing in front of the house of his student and speaking to her father by phone.

Furore Over ‘Meesha’ By Hindu Extremists In Kerala

Upholding the right to freedom of expression, the Supreme Court of India has refused to ban Meesha, a Malayalam novel authored by S Hareesh which courted backlash from Hindu extremist outfits for allegedly hurting Hindu religious sentiments.

RSS Extremists Murder CPIM Worker in Kasargod

A member of Communist Party of India (Marxist), Aboobucker Siddique of Sonkal was stabbed to death by Rashtriya Swayam Sevak workers in Uppala, Kasargod. He was 21 years old. The murder took place on Sunday late night. Siddique was attacked by assailants around 11:30 pm and was rushed to the hospital to no avail.

Malayali Ghazal Artiste Umbayee Passes Away

Popular Malyalam Ghazal singer Umbayee passed away on Wednesday at the age of 68. His unique style had earned him fans around the world

Kerala Govt Announces two Reservation Seats for Transgenders in all Courses

Thiruvananthapuram: Higher Education Department of Kerala has issued a GO(Govt Order) asking all Higher Educational Institutions in the state to reserve two seats, for all courses across colleges and Universities, for Transgender Students. The Social...

SC Reserves Verdict on Nambi Narayanan’s Plea for Action Against Police Officials who Slapped...

The Supreme Court of India has reserved the verdict on Nambi Narayanan's petition against former police officials who wrongly implicated him in the ISRO espionage case.

Activists Fined by Court for Protesting Kudamkulam Nuclear Plant in Thrissur

Social activists who led a protest march in Solidarity with Kudankulam Anti-nuclear Plant protest on 5 July to the Additional Director General of Police (AG)'s office was fined 200 rupees by the court. They were also arrested and held in court for a day over charges of public nuisance and unlawful gathering

SIT Suggests Involvement of top 4 Leaders of Pro-Hindutva Outfit in Gauri Lankesh’s Murder

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the murder of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh suspects the role of four top leaders, including a retired Indian Army Colonel, of a right-wing organisation in the murder. SIT probe suggest the involvement of these men in conceiving the plot to kill Gauri and other rationalists. The outfit is asserted to be the extremist cult known as the Sannatan Sanstha.

India Denies Pakistani Scholars Visa to Participate in Academic Conference Which Triggers Protest From...

The Indian government has instructed not to allow Pakistani scholars to participate in the conference which has sparked protests from academics

Leftist Andres Manuel López Obrador Claims a Historic Victory in Mexican Presidential Election

Lopez Obrador, a leftist who campaigned to transform Mexico and oust the "mafia of power" ruling the country, rode widespread voter anger and discontent with the governing Institutional Revolution Party.

English Dalit Poet Chandramohan S selected for International Writing Program of University of Iowa

Chandramohan considers the IWP-University of Iowa as a great opportunity to showcase talent. He will be considered a “writer of the future.” The selection to the program has made the poet happy as well as now responsible regarding what he says. though Dalit-Bahujans make up a large share of the population, there aren’t many who write literature in the English language. He believes that the Dalit-Bahujans are on the cusp of a big change and more and more voices such as his are being registered these days. The Dalit-bahujans get to alter the national discourse significantly.

Another Win For Thuruthi Struggle As The Court Orders Stay On The Land Acquisition...

The Kerala High Court has issued a stay order on the National Highway development through Sree Puthiyil Bhagavathi Kshetra, a kottam/ temple of the Pulaya community. The court has directed to stop all further actions regarding the land acquisition of Sree Puthiyil Bhagavathi Temple and its properties.

Sathyasri Sharmila of TamilNadu Becomes India’s First Transgender Lawyer

Sathyasri Sharmila has made history as the first transgender lawyer of India. Born as Udhayakumar in Paramakudi of Ramanathapuram district, Sharmila walked out of her home at the age of 18 following harassment by her neighbours. She subsequently changed her name to Sathyasri Sharmila.

Protestant Pastors Manhandled and Threatened by RSS Terrorists in Kodungalloor

A group of Rashtriya Swayam Sevak terrorists attacked and threatened three protestant pastors in Kodungalloor on June 8, 2018

RSS Goons Attack Three People in the Name of cow Vigilantism in Kollam

Three meat traders got attacked by cow vigilantes in Kottarakkara, Kollam for cow trade. The attackers alleged them of smuggling cows in unsafe conditions.The police have arrested two RSS workers in relation to the incident. Vishnu and Gopakumar, both from Puthoor got arrested and charges of attempt to manslaughter have been slapped on them

Transcendence/Kochi, an Array of Mattancherry Sights

'Transcendence/Kochi', the self-taught art photographer Biju Ibrahim's photo exhibition reflects the lives of 38 communities settled in Mattancherry. These communities who live in the total area of five kilometres are of diverse religious, linguistic and ethnocultural identities.

Kerala HC Dismisses Habeas Corpus On Trans-person And Upholds her Right to Live Free

Gender identity, lies at the core of one's personal identity, gender expression and presentation and, therefore, it will have to be protected under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India. A transgender's personality could be expressed by the transgender's behaviour and presentation.

Short-filmmaker And Social Activist Indira Pariyapuram Passes Away

Indira was passionate about cinema and had to endure many sufferings in order to pursue her passion. "She's perhaps the first female Co-director in Malayalam Cinema"

Dalit Children of Thuruthi Protest Against Authoritarian Stand of the Government

"We fasted from 9 am in the morning to 6 pm. 10 children sat there without food and drinks for the day. Children as young as 12 years participated in the fasting. As a result of the proposed third alignment, 30 houses and a centuries-old temple is under the threat of demolition. The collector of Kannur has not shown any response to the 41 days long struggle in Thuruthi".

Argentina Cancels Friendly Football Match With Israel

In the first sports boycott of its kind, Argentina cancels friendly match with Israel. Its an indication of growing support for Palestine and a bold rejection of US/Israeli violent politics.

Win for Popular Front as NBSA Orders News Channels to Take Down False News...

NBSA issued the order against Aaj Tak, The Republic, The Times Now and India Today TV to take down the false news on PFI. NBSA also directed the broadcasters that the video of the said programme, if hosted, on website, YouTube or any website or any other links should be removed immediately.

Movie Hall Owner Who Reported Against A Child Abuse, Is Held By Police.

The theatre owner who informed the molestation of a minor in his movie hall got arrested by police. the women's commision and child helpline officials have condemned the arrest.

The Saga Of ‘Irattajeevitham’, A Suresh Narayanan Movie

Irattajeevitham tells the story of a female to a male transman, Adruman, and people around him. Directed by Suresh Narayanan, it could be the first Malayalm movie portraying gender and it's nuances from a trans men perspective.

Renowned Indian Journalist Leela Menon Passes Away

A distinguished voice in Indian journalism, Leela Menon died on Sunday. She was 86. She has been suffering from various ailments for a long time and breathed her last in signature old age home, Kochi.

Central University of Kerala Dismisses 4 Students From Hostel

As per the order issued by Registrar, Central University, Kerala the students are dismissed on the grounds that they routinely create problems in the hostel and break hostel rules. The order state, students have allegedly worked against the university system.

Kerala High Court Orders Stay on Acquiring Land in Thuruthi for National Highway

A big win for activists who worked on preventing a National Highway through the Dalit colony of Thuruthi in Pappinsheri, Kerala. The Kerala High Court has issues a stay order against acquiring Land for National Highway.

‘In Kerala, Scheduled Castes Are Not Considered To Be Human Beings,’ Says Chithralekha

An action committee was formed after they burnt my vehicle. When they felt that people were going to be informed about these incidents, they started arranging daily meetings of Kudumbashree units. They started giving classes saying that Chithralekha should be ostracised and that she was speaking against them. The Kudumbashree unit even picketed me. It is in that meeting that MLA Sreemathi teacher said, 'Chitralekha is my sister. She will get full protection.' The very next day, party workers came with swords to kill us.

Pembilai Orumai Leader Gomathi Augustine Faces Threat of Eviction From CPI(M) Police

Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the police are harassing and threatening Pembilai Orumai leader Gomathi Augustine's house owner asking them to evict her from her house. CPI(M) workers also make sure that Gomathi is ostracised within the community. When she goes to a house, they create problems for the people living there so that they will stop her from visiting. Of all the people who took part in the strike, Gomathi asks why she alone is facing these problems. Lisy, another leader of the strike who later joined CPI(M) is not facing any problem, she added. In fact, she is part of the group that circulates her photographs on WhatsApp calling her a sex worker.

Street Painter Jaleel Passes Away in Fort Kochi

Artist Jaleel, renowned street painter from Mattancheri died in the early morning of May 16, 2018. He was 53. Jaleel who was from Kochangady, Mattancheri in Kochi started drawing at the age of eight. The walls of the Bastian Bungalow was Jaleel's canvas for several years until his works were wiped off last year during a renovation of the Bungalow. The funeral was held at Mattancherry

‘Kelkkaatha Shabdangal,’ A Book on ‘Unheard Voices’ in Song, Body and Caste by A...

I see the act of controlling the body coming from the tradition of classical music. There's is the question of caste as well as gender, a fear of female bodies in action. It's how music and body are related. Usually, we can see a deep relation between music and body in subaltern music. There's no separation. In this high elite art, there is separation and control of the body

Poet and Dalit Activist Sati Angamali Assaulted by Kerala State Youth Welfare Board

On May 7, poet Sati Angamali was invited to participate in the programme titled " public's signature for freedom of speech and expression in Trikkakara. Youth welfare board officials didn't invite her to the stage and made her wait. She questioned this and she demanded an apology for the insult from them. This resulted in her assault by Youth Welfare Board programme coordinator Ajith. She was taken to a hospital and the police have registered a case.

Police Arrest Dalit Protesters Including Women and Children During Survey for National Highway Through...

20 Dalits have been arrested and denied bail in Valapattanam, Kannur, for protesting against the New National Highway Alignment which goes through the households of 20 Pulaya families in Thuruthi colony

Man in BJP’s ‘Martyr’ List Alive, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Continues to Cite Flawed...

A list of 'martyrs' prepared by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmaker and MP (Member of Parliament) from Udupi, Shobha Karandlaje that is being used as a major charge against Congress during Karnataka assembly elections has a 'martyr' who is alive, it has now been found.

Dalit Farmer Disappears After Being Forced to Drink Urine by Thakurs in Uttar Pradesh

On April 23 Sitaram Valmiki, the 43-year-old son of, Gulam’s was thrashed and forced to drink urine by four upper caste Thakurs of Badaun’s Azampur Bisauriya in Uttar Pradesh. A week later, on may 1, his family found out that Sitaram is missing since morning

Journalist Kamal Shukla Booked Under Sedition Charges Over Facebook Post

Bastar based journalist- activist Kamal Shukla has been booked under sedition charges for sharing a cartoon on facebook which allegedly ridicules the government and judiciary. The cartoon pertained to the controversy over the death of CBI Judge B H Loya, who was presiding over the Sohrabuddin Sheikh case.Judge Loya had died under allegedly mysterious circumstances at Nagpur in December 2014. The accused in the case included BJP president Amit Shah.

Prakash Raj Opens up About Bollywood Backlash Following his Criticism of Modi

Actor Prakash Raj recently said that Bollywood hasn't offered him a single role after he started speaking out against Narendra Modi and BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party). Following the murder of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, he had criticised the Prime Minister for his 'chilling' silence on it and thereafter Bollywood has completely sidelined him, The Print reported him as saying

National Film Award Recipients Boycott Function as President Gives Awards to a Select Few

The 65th National Film Award ceremony has sparked a unique portrayal of protest from the film community. Usually, it is the President who hands out National Film Awards every year and the Directorate of Film Festival states so in its official website. The invitations received by the award recipients also said that the president will give out awards sticking to the conventional practice being followed for 64 years

RSS Goons Attack Malappuram Press Club

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) goons forcibly entered Malappuram Press club and attacked news photographer of Chandrika daily Fuad Saneen Morayur. They also snatched his phone away from him.

Popular Detective Novelist Kottayam Pushpanath Passes Away

Renowned detective novelist Kottayam Pushpanath passed away this morning at his residence in Kottayam at the age of 80. He was suffering from various age related ailments and was under treatment

Pre-poll Surveys Predict Hung Assembly in Karnataka Assembly Election 2018

The state of Karnataka goes to polls on may 12 and everyone is impatient to know the results. A number of pre-polls have been conducted by various agencies which project Indian National Congress to be the largest party emerging in the assembly elections

National Resistance Day Observed by Dalits and Adivasis on May 1

A National Coalition for strengthening the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) (PoA) Act and its implementation, which is an umbrella platform of around 500 Dalit and tribal organisations across India, observed National Resistance Day on May 1. The coalition is also in touch with SC and ST associations in various government departments and organisations like the banking sector, insurance sector and Indian Railways.

Allotting at Least Half of Seats to Students of Minority Groups Made Mandatory by...

Tamil Nadu state government has issued an order which mandates admission of at least 50 per cent of minority students in educational institutions in order to avoid losing their minority status. If the number of eligible applications received from the minority community are less than 50 per cent of the seats, the institution should admit all such minority students without any screening or condition

Nadal to Take on Thiem in Quarters ofMonte Carlo Masters

World number one Rafael Nadal will aim to cement his spot in the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters when he squares off with Austria's Dominic Thiem in the last-eight clash here on Friday.

Para-athlete Shrimant Jha Bags Bronze at Asian Armwrestling Championship

Differently-abled Indian arm wrestler Shrimant Jha made the country proud on Friday by picking up a bronze medal at the Asian Armwrestling Championship, which is being held from April 16 to April 22 in Kazakhstan.

Dell Unveils AMD Ryzen-powered Inspiron 15

Computer technology firm, Dell, announced, the launch of the revamped Inspiron series, now equipped with AMD Ryzen processor with Radeon RX Vega Graphics.

Architect’s Elephant-shaped Hedges Helps UK Charity

London-based architect Tim Bushe has found a novel way to attract funds for charity that is looking after his ailing sister and others.

No Bilateral Meet With Pak in London, Confirms MEA

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on Thursday reiterated that no meeting between India and Pakistan on the sidelines of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) took place here.

Queen Reveals Wish for son Prince Charles to Lead Commonwealth

Queen Elizabeth II has voiced her wish for her son Prince Charles to succeed her as the leader of the Commonwealth nations.

Trump Asks FBI to Clarify he Wasnt Under Investigation Over Russia Ties

United States President Donald Trump had asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to clarify to the public that he was not under any investigation over the alleged contacts of Russia with the member of his presidential campaign.

Former NYC Mayor to Join Trumps Legal Team

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will join the legal team defending United States President Donald Trump in the special counsel's Russia investigation.

IMF Projects Indias Growth at 7.4 pct in 2018

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday said that it expects India to re-emerge as one of the fastest growing major economies in the 2018 - 2019 period, projecting the country's growth rate at 7.4 percent in 2018.

Infin8, A new Revolution in Finance Sector

Vikram Raichura, CEO of VivaConnect along with Radhika Raichura, announced their new venture 'INFIN8'. INFIN8 offers a quick and easy process of connecting potential borrowers with multiple lenders through both online (APP and Web) and offline, through India's most premium number 8080808080.

Top Battery Manufacturers Face Rs 213 Cr-fine for Cartelization

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Thursday passed its final order imposing penalty on three leading Indian zinc-carbon dry cell battery manufacturers - Eveready Industries India Ltd. (Eveready), Indo National Ltd. (Nippo), and Panasonic Energy India Co. Ltd. (Panasonic) and their association for colluding to fix prices of zinc-carbon dry cell battery in India.

Andhra to get 50 new Moto Hubs

Motorola India on Thursday announced to open 50 new 'Moto Hubs' across top 12 cities of Andhra Pradesh.

Go to Bajaj Finance for Fixed Deposit Management

Bajaj Finance Ltd., the lending arm of Bajaj Finserv, has simplified the online application process for opening FDs offering the customers a hassle-free experience.

UC Browser Launches UC Miss Cricket Contest

India's No.1 mobile browser, UC Browser has launched a new campaign to select UC Miss Cricket, giving its 130 million monthly active users another reason to get on the platform this cricket season.

Defence Minister Visits Chabua Air Base in Assam in Relation With Gaganshakti 2018

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday visited Chabua Air Force Station in Assam in connection with the air force's ongoing combat exercise Gaganshakti.

GHMC Successfully Implements Free Parking Policy

Free parking policy of the Telangana government is being successfully implemented by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).

Now, 10 Summer Special Trains Between Mumbai and Varanasi

The Central Railway will run 10 summer special trains on special charges between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Varanasi to clear the extra rush of passengers during summer 2018.

Rajasthan may Once Have had Plenty of Water

Once upon a time, there was no dearth of water in Rajasthan, a recent discovery has indicated.

Gujarat High Court Likely to Pronounce Verdict in Naroda Patiya Case

The Gujarat High Court is likely to pronounce its verdict on appeals in 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case in which 97 Muslims were massacred after Godhra riots.

Acid Attack Injures Three Girls in Pakistan

Three motorcycle-borne men threw acid on two sisters and their friend in Gujrat city's of Dang district in Punjab province of Pakistan

31 Militants Dead, 37 Wounded in Afghanistan

At least 31 militants have been killed and 37 wounded during the coordinated air and ground operations in various provinces of Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, confirms the country's Ministry of Defense (MoD).

Saudi Cylinder Blast Leaves 6 Bangladeshis Dead

Six Bangladeshis workers were killed in a gas cylinder explosion in Saudi city of Ha'il on Wednesday.

US-Pak Friction Unhealthy for China

Ongoing tensions between Pakistan and the United States have the potential for not only creating a conflict between India and Pakistan, but may also affect the reconciliation process in Afghanistan, and directly or indirectly pose a threat to China's border security, an expert has said

A Step Closer to the Futuristic Technology

Turns out, experts have taken another step closer towards the futuristic technology.

Gemalto Enhances Protection for 5G Networks Against Cyber-attacks

Gemalto, a global digital security provider, announced that it is bolstering protection against cyber-attacks for the new generation of cloud-based virtualised networks being planned and deployed with Intel technology.

Mobile Device Cloud Redefining Testing for Enterprises, says Report

A report published recently has revealed that mobile device cloud is redefining the way enterprises test devices.

New Zealands Michael Papps Calls Time on First-class Career

Veteran New Zealand opener Michael Papps, who was the first man to notch 10,000 runs in the Plunket Shield, has bid adieu to his 19-year long illustrious first-class cricket.

Pakistan Cricket Board Delegation to Visit India for ICC Meeting

Lahore Excerpt : For the first time in more than two and a half years, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) delegation will travel to India to attend the International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting. For the first time in...

Kolkata Knight Riders Beat RCB by 7 Wickets, Tops IPL Standing

Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday defeated the Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in the recently concluded match of Indian Premier League 2018 at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

Russell set for Windies Return at Lords

West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell is all set to make an international return after serving a 12-month doping-related ban

Indian Scientist Leads in Tackling E-waste Hazard in Australia

Leading in tackling the growing mountains of e-waste, an Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT)-trained Indo-Australian scientist helped launch the world's first micro factory that can transform electronic waste (e-waste) - like smart phones and laptops - into valuable materials for re-use.

Nasa may Soon Identify 2,400 Alien Planets

NASA's planet-finder has helped to identify 2,400 alien planets orbiting faraway stars in different solar systems.

Infocus Unveils Vision 3 PRO Premium Smartphone at Rs.10,999

InFocus smartphone on Thursday announced the launch of their latest smartphone for Indian consumers - InFocus Vision 3 PRO

Lemon Mobiles to Establish Manufacturing Unit in Noida

Lemon Mobiles, a home-grown mobile brand from Lemon Electronics Limited, announced the establishment of a new manufacturing unit for mobile phones and LED TVs at Noida

Fatty Fish, Camelina oil Dish out Good Cholesterol

Turns out, consuming fatty fish and camelina oil, also known as false flax oil, is beneficial for your good cholesterol and decreases bad cholesterol.

Healthier Food Likely to get More Wasted

Turns out, the Americans waste almost a pound of food everyday which is healthier than what is consumed.