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Privatisation of BPCL: Protest Enters 19th Day

BPCL controls about 14.74 per cent of the total refining capacity in the country.

Kerala’s public university to introduce visual media techniques in teaching and research

The workshop is organised as a pre-conference session of Kerala’s first international conference on Aquatic resources and blue economy (AQUABE 2019).

Complaints against Women’s Commission, MG University professor opens up to The Woke Journal

"My experience proves that no matter what position you hold, how much you achieved, the approach of authorities towards people from margins will remain the same- uncared for, deserted.”

Oceanos-2019, Kochi hosts world’s first mobile underwater tunnel aquarium

Oceanos is the brainchild of Ernakulam native KK Nimil and his wife Archa. They have spent more than six years to set up this aquarium. 

Represent 2.0, CUSAT ‘Smile Makers’ conduct blood, stem cell registration drive

The event was conducted to support the siblings-Faizy, Faiha and Faaiz who suffer from Thalassemia Major.

Bharata Mata College in Kochi to be the first in country to be fully...

Kochi: Bharata Mata College in Kochi is all set to be the first fully solar-powered educational institution in the country. The official announcement would be made on Monday by Archbishop Antony Kariyil at a function...

In a first, Steam Car Wash in Kochi

While a normal car wash uses close to 100 litres of water, Caggo uses a unique Korean technology which takes only 20 litres of water to wash 4 cars.

Palarivattom Palam Paattu, a song about the infamous ‘Palarivattom Flyover’

Remya Sarvada Das, a singer and assistant director was on her way to Vytilla from Edapally when she got stuck in a traffic jam near the infamous Palarivattom bridge, And then?

‘Keep Israel out’, Jamia agrees after 10 day long agitation!

The protest was organised against the Israeli participation in an international conference titled ‘Global Health Zenith Confluence ’19’ organized by the Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics which was scheduled on 5th and 6th October in Jamia Millia Islamia.

Kochi’s CRZ violations: AV Antony responds to the SC notice to anti-corruption bureau

Kochi: Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) and others in a case regarding the Coastal Regulations Zone (CRZ) violations in Chilavannur backwaters area. The order was issued by...

Ensure Free and Fair Elections in Jammu and Kashmir, An Open Letter to President

“When the entire leaderships of bonafide political parties are under detention and there are restrictions on even personal communication among the leaders and workers of political parties, it is obvious that the grounds for free and fair elections simply do not exist,” the letter reads.

Waterlogging in Kochi: Why don’t you dissolve the corporation, High Court to State

“Why should there be such a Corporation? Why is the government not dissolving it?” High Court asked.

‘Islamophobia is not a monopoly of far-right’ : Umar Khalid

This, he said was an attack on the dignity of Muslims, an attempt to denigrate Islam and sort of to “show the Muslims their place.”. “And that “place” is being shown on a daily basis be it through violence, lynchings, ministers felicitating lynching convicts, rabidly communal statements being made by even high-profile ministers, and this is an extension of the same where you openly start mocking,” Umar Khalid said while responding to The Woke Journal.

DPIIT sends queries to Amazon, Flipkart on FDI norms adherence

It also criticised the banks which give cashback and different types of discounts for purchasing goods from e-commerce portals by making payments through their respective credit or debit cards.

Koode, helping people in distress

Kochi: It was one year back, during the deluge in Kerala, that Nithya Venugopal started a WhatsApp group called EKM Rescue Volunteers. However, as the relief and recovery operations came to an end, the group...

Kochi Container Road accidents, High Court intervenes

Kochi: Ever since its construction, container road had featured in the news, all for the wrong reasons. Last year there had been around 10 accidents on this road in which seven people were injured and...

The Wishing Tree, workshop with Brazilian artists concludes in Kochi

Students of Tattwa Learning Centre had their wishes fulfilled as the five-day art workshop, 'The Wishing Tree' concluded at Girinagar on Friday.

Sanjay Sreenivas, with his new film Koma, in conversation with Woke Journal

From shooting his first short film on a point and shoot camera to having his 'Lost' screened at the Quindici short film festival in Italy in 2017 to his to be released movie Koma, Kochi based film-maker Sanjay Sreenivas has come a long way. In a pre-release interview with The Woke Journal, Sanjay opens up about Koma, to be released tonight and his journey as a film-maker.

KMRL gets nod for Water Metro at Kakkanad; Kochi to be the first city

With this, Kochi would also become the first city in the country to integrate water transport as a feeder service to the metro. 

Study reveals alarming levels of plastic in Kochi backwaters

The report suggests the presence of 4276 tons of plastic waste in the bottom sediments which works out to 55.9 tons per square km area, in the 76.5 square km stretch of Alappuzha - Thannermukkom sector of Vembanad. 

Food from Kudumbashree Kitchens, soon an app away in Kochi

The 25-lakh project is all set to run from November.

After floods, Kochi pulls all stops to go green, becomes part of ‘Cities4Forest’

A total of 60 cities in now part of the project of which Kochi is the only city from India.

Now, animal rights bootcamps are kicking in Kochi!

“It is FIAPO’s constant endeavour to organise such conferences from time –to-time to bring the community together in order to build a stronger voice for the animal rights movement in India and to make it a memorable learning experience for all,” added the organisers.

In a first, CUSAT introduces steel straws in canteen

Kochi: Adding another feather to its cap, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) now owns the first-ever canteen that uses steel straws in the country. The idea to replace plastic straws put forth by...

Have clothes you can’t use, Swap Room is happy to help!

Depending on the number of returns you make, you will be awarded points. And based on these points you can purchase any item during the Swap festival which is scheduled in November.

Kochi: 16 years of an unfinished dream for safe travel

”Why should we have a panchayat president, if she is not ready to own up to her mistakes and rectify the same? She doesn’t realise our sufferings as she can easily reach wherever she wants through container road,” says Shaison Albert, one of the residents. 

No idol immersion in river, Clean Ganga panel tells states

The directives have been sent to the state governments of Delhi, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Rajasthan and Haryana.

Arrogance has blinded PM Modi, Dissecting Imran Khan’s UN speech

"RSS believes in the ethnic cleansing of Muslims. RSS goons butchered hundreds of Muslims. This is arrogance. This makes people do cruel things. Something PM Modi has done. Arrogance has blinded PM Modi," he said.

Narada Scam: CBI arrests IPS officer SMH Mirza , All you need to...

The video turned out to be a major embarrassment for the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, as the sting videos were released at a time when TMC leaders were already under attack for their alleged involvement in Saradha chit fund scam. 

All thanks to Navy, Cheriya Kadamakudy gets connectivity

Almost 6 months back one of my friend’s mother suddenly got unwell. There was difficulty in finding transportation. She was rushed to Aster MedCity, only to be declared dead. The doctors said that if she was brought 30 minutes earlier things could have been different.”

Mayawati dissolves Rajasthan BSP, Here is all that you need to know

"Congress, instead of fighting against its bitter opponents and organisations always work to harm those parties which cooperate/support them. The Congress is thus an anti-SC/ST OBC party and has never been sincere and honest about the right to reservation of these classes," she added. 

#AdiosModi: Here is what Indian Media hid about Modi’s Houston Rally

Protestors were seen holding placards which said, # JusticeforTabrez, Terrorist Modi, Another face of Hitler among others. One of the banners which directed an arrow to the venue read, "Human Rights Abusers' speech this way."

Michelle Williams advocates equal pay, ‘It empowers that person’: Here is the complete speech

“The next time a woman — and especially a woman of colour, because she stands to make 52 cents on the dollar compared to her white, male counterpart — tells you what she needs to do her job, listen to her,” Williams said. “Believe her.”

Emmys 2019: From Game of Thrones to Fleabag, the complete list of winners

71st Primetime Emmy Awards bid a grand adieu to the much-loved HBO series Game of Thrones, though not necessarily in awards. Amazon series Fleabag dominated the show winning four prizes, including best comedy series and lead actress.

Hindi Row: Amit Shah clarifies, DMK postpones ‘language protest’

Delhi/Chennai: As his statement turned controversial, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday claimed that he never spoke of imposing Hindi over the speakers of other regional languages.“I had only requested for learning Hindi as...

Israel Elections: Future looks bleak for Netanyahu, Fails to secure majority

'Netanyahu has lost, but Gantz hasn't won'

India US Trade Ties: How will reinstation of preferential trade treatment help India?

He added, “Indian exporters are thriving while American companies are stuck paying USD 1 million a day in new tariffs.”

India bigger than Hindi and Hindus, Politicians on Amit Shah’s statement

“My religion is the best - my nation is the best - my language is the best - my skin colour is the best - and so on. One may feel proud saying all these things, but that very pride ends up becoming the cause of all interhuman conflicts in human society.”

Arts, Photography and Theater: Serendipity is back!

Over 90 projects will be presented at Serendipity Arts Festival 2019, to be held in Panaji from December 15-22.

Madhya Pradesh: Cow Politics, Congress and Kamal Nath

Kamal Nath also repeated his stance on the issue that the cow was a symbol of faith and not politics, and its protection and conservation were top priorities for his government. However, the CM remained silent about the victims of Hindu mob lynching or about the position it holds in his priority list.

Modi 2.0: 100 days of Tyranny, Chaos and Anarchy

Despite these facts Union home minister and BJP leader Amit Shah reiterated without shame, “Modi government is synonymous with national security, development and welfare of the poor."

News Behind The Barbed Wire : Kashmir’s Information Blockade

Kashmir: “When life is at stake, credibility takes a back seat" Key findings: Curbs on the media and its implicationsSurveillance, informal ‘investigations’ and harassment of journalists who publish reports considered adverse to the government or security...

Myth of the illegal migrant dispelled, Politicians on Assam NRC

Assam: It was on Saturday that the government released the final list of Assam NRC, excluding 19,06,657 people.Responses coming from various corners generally had a tone of dissatisfaction, including the ruling BJP government. While BJP...

Explained: Assam NRC, What Lies Ahead for the 19,06,657 People?

Assam: “How I wished during those sleepless hours that I belonged to a different nation, or better still, to none at all" -Winfried Georg Sebald, Vertigo Sayera Begum, a 60-year-old woman from the district of Sonitpur in...

I’m elected by the devil, remembering Galeano

 Born on this day, Eduardo Hughes Galeano is an Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist considered, among other things, "global soccer's pre-eminent man of letters" and "a literary giant of the Latin American left."He is noted...

I carry your heart with me, Read the poems of E E Cummings

 Poet Edwar Estlin Cummings died 55 years back on this day. Known to be one of the most innovative poets of his time, the distinct personal style created by him through poetry was well...

Explained: LLM Student Missing for Four Days, Chinmayanand Not Arrested Yet

Shahjahanpur: Four days ago, a law student who had accused former BJP MP of sexual harassment went missing. She had put up a video requesting the help of PM Modi and CM Adityanath in which...

#1000AmbedkarRaised: Protests over Ambedkar Statue Vandalism rage on Social Media

Tamil Nadu: A day after a statue of Dr B R Ambedkar was desecrated at Tamil Nadu’s Vedaranyam in Nagapattinam district, a social media spurred protest has emerged with a twitter campaign "#1000AmbedkarRaised" gathering massive support...

India’s new definition for ‘normal’; first lessons practised in Kashmir

Kashmir: The Indian government has been reiterating that all is well in Kashmir. Governor Satya Pal Malik yesterday listed how life has improved after Article 370 was revoked. However, there are umpteen reasons to not believe...

Explained: Amazon is burning, here is why it matters to you

Brazil: “Do not avert your eyes. It is important that you see this. It is important that you feel this” -Kamand Kojouri- Brazil has made it to the international headlines, for all the wrong reasons. The Amazon rain forest is...

“Admin trying to clamp down the culture of dissent, we are not criminals,” HCU...

Hyderabad: Condemning the arrest of six students on Tuesday over the screening of Anand Patwardhan's award-winning documentary 'Ram Ke Naam', the students of Hyderabad Central University, held a Save Campus Democracy march in the varsity.Addressing...

Hyderabad Police stop university students from screening Patwardhan’s Ram Ke Naam

Hyderabad: Six students of  University of Hyderabad affiliated to left-wing organisations AISA and SFI were allegedly detained over the screening of  Anand Patwardhan's documentary on Ayodhya dispute, "Ram Ke Naam."The students were arrested and the documentary...

CPI-Police Clash: AIYF activist arrested by police, Act of vengeance says CPI

Kochi:As a retaliation to the suspension of Ernakulam Central Station sub-inspector Vipin Das, over the lathi charge on CPI, the city police on Sunday arrested an AIYF activist. The special investigating team headed by...

Alwar Lynching 2017: Verdict Today, What Has Happened So Far?

Alwar: The court of Additional District Judge in Rajasthan's Alwar district will be pronouncing the verdict in the Alwar lynching case on August 14th, Wednesday.Pehlu khan a 55-year-old dairy farmer was brutally beaten up by...

Explained: Rajya Sabha Passes UAPA Bill 2019

New Delhi: In the midst of controversies, Rajya Sabha passed the UAPA amendment Bill, 2019. The bill amends the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act of 1967. In the Rajya Sabha, 147 members voted for the legislation while...

Food from Kakkanad jail now an app away

Kakkanad: Tasty combo lunch made at Kakkanad district jail is now just an app away from you. Freedom Food Factory, the food production unit at Kakkanad District Jail has tied up with food delivery app...

“Ladies only?,” apparently not!

Kochi:It was on November 2018, that Indian railways took a decision to remove 'ladies only' coaches from long-distance trains. Instead, it was decided that certain seats would be reserved for women, which can be...

Houseboats to be introduced from Marine Drive

Kochi: Houseboats which were seen so far in Alappuzha would soon start cruising from Marine Drive of Kochi, all thanks to Empire Greenix and DTPC Kochi. Marine Drive boat Jetty from now will have a...

Friendly Bus initiative to ensure a smooth ride for students

Kochi: Are you a student in Kochi who is dependent on private buses for travel? Are you repeatedly ill-treated by the workers on the bus? Kochi district authorities have a solution for you.The friendly bus...

Hindu outfits protests, Mar Athanasius College withdraws magazine

Kothamangalam: Mar Athanasius college was forced to withdraw its annual magazine "Ana Kera Mala, Aadu Kera Mala, Aayiram Kaanthari Poothirangi," following protests from Hindu outfits. The magazine was published four months back. The magazine carried an...

‘Journalists charged with serious criminal cases’; Award winning journalist Neha Dixit in conversation with...

Kochi/Delhi: With increasing attacks on journalists, today India ranks at 140 out of 180 countries on World Press Freedom Index. In January 2019, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights sent...

Explained: What was amended in RTI? Why is opposition protesting?

New Delhi: Amid strong objection from the opposition, the NDA government on Monday passed the controversial RTI amendment bill. While 178 members agreed with the bill, 79 voted against it.But why did the bill became...

Explained: Kashmir ‘Trump’ Card, Silence Follows

Washington/Delhi: The Opposition staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha on Wednesday - after an uproar on the previous day in both Houses of the Parliament - over Trump's Kashmir claim.On Monday, (22 July) United...

Waiting for his safe return, says the family of Kerala sailor on ship...

Kalamassery: We are hoping for his safe return, said Pappachan father of Dijo Pappachan, the sailor who is one among the 3 Keralites who is on the British ship seized by Iran in the ongoing...

Kochi: Collector orders steps to check water logging

Kochi: Ernakulam district collector S.Suhas, on Sunday, visited Mulavakkuad road along with a delegation of officials to look at the complaints of local residents and also suggested measures to address the issue of waterlogging and...

Explained: Who is Ilhan Omar? Why was she targeted?

Washington: US President Donald Trump loves controversies the most. He is known for all the wrong reasons. He sparked a new row by asking four female Democrat politicians to "return" to the "crime-infested places" they...

Explained: Kulbhushan Jadhav- What was the case all about?

Delhi: In what can be called a major diplomatic victory for India, the International Court of Justice on Wednesday directed Pakistan to put on hold the death sentence of Kulbhushan Jadhav and directed the Pakistan...

Explained: Hidden “Nationalisation”: India’s Educational Policy under BJP

Delhi: The central government is all set to pass the Draft National Education Policy. The document was made public by MHRD and the deadline for the submission of comments by the public was extended by a...

RIIFT to radicalise online fashion industry

Kochi: Are you a home-maker interested in fashion? Are you a budding entrepreneur? RIIFT would then be the platform that you are looking for. All you need to do is to open your own store...

Students’ unrest at Polytechnic College

Kochi: KSU activists of Kalamassery Government Polytechnic College laid siege to the principal's office demanding action against students belonging to SFI for mentally harassing a teacher.SFI had earlier complained to the principal that Lizy Joseph,...

Explained: NIA Amendment Bill, What is the ruckus all about?

Delhi: G Kishan Reddy, minister of state for Home Ministry on Monday tabled the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha. Reddy also said that Reddy said special court judges would continue to be...

InjusTISS: The story of how a social science institute is strangling dissent

Hyderabad: The strike of TISS-Hyderabad students entered a seventh day, as the administration failed to accept the charter of demands. Intensifying the stir, the students had launched a hunger strike on Friday expressing their dissent...

Explained: Political Crisis in Karnataka, Everything you Need to Know

Karnataka: Karnataka is witnessing one of the most crucial political crisis ever. The current Congress-JD(S) government led by H.D Kumaraswamy was threatened by 16 MLA's with a sudden resignation. And with similar events happening with...

Student stabbed in clash at T’puram University College, SFI unit to be dismissed

Trivandrum: Akhil Chandran, a third-year undergraduate student was stabbed in a clash at University College, Trivandrum on Friday. He has been admitted to Medical college hospital and has sustained two stab injuries. Currently, his condition...

‘Q-Loid’, state’s first queer film festival on Saturday

Kochi: Kochi is all set to host state's first-ever queer film festival on Saturday. The festival titled "Q-loid" is organised by Queerala, in association with Women in Cinema Collective and PSBT India (Public Service Broadcasting...

Kerala High Court allows screening of Patwardhan’s documentary at IDSFFK

Ernakulam/ Trivandrum:Invalidating the decision of I&B Ministry, The Kerala High Court on Tuesday (25th June), permitted the screening of Anand Patwardhan's documentary, "Reason" at the ongoing International Documentary and Short Film Festival in Trivandrum. ...

Patwardhan’s ‘Vivek’ denied permission by I&B Ministry to screen at IDSFFK

Trivandrum: Anand Patwardhan's documentary 'Vivek' (Reason) was denied permission to be screened at the ongoing International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala (IDSFFK) by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The film did not...

Distress calls from Kerala’s celebrated ‘marine army’: Story of Chellanam, TWJ investigates

Chellanam:Roseline 42, and her 86-year old mother were alone in her house the day sea turned rough. She realised that sea water was entering her house only when it rose to the level of...

In conversation with Appupen

Appupen, the comic artist and the man behind Moonward, Brainded India, The legends of Halahala, and Aspyrus, lives a dual life. His alternate world of Halahala runs parallel to ours and his tales give...

Payal Tadvi case: Crime Branch gets partial custody of 3 doctors

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday denied the Mumbai police Crime Branch full custody of three doctors accused of abetting fellow professional Payal Tadvi’s suicide, the Hindu reported. Instead, the court has granted the...