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#Breaking: Violence erupts in Delhi, Cop killed

Delhi: A police head constable was killed and several others were injured as violence erupted in Delhi over CAA protests. Police had imposed prohibitory orders and declared 144 at ten locations in Delhi.It was BJP...

Shaheen Bagh: SC interlocutor submits report, Who is to blame for the blockade?

New Delhi: Wajahat Habibullah who has been asked to assist the SC appointed interlocutors in the Shaheen bagh mediation, filed an affidavit yesterday in the Supreme Court,which stated that the anti-CAA protests there are peaceful.Last...

Coronavirus Outbreak: Toll in China rises to 2952; The story so far

Italy, one of the worst hit in Europe, imposed stringent measures and draconian rules including fines on people caught leaving or entering virus-affected areas

US President lands in Ahmedabad with #GoBackTrump trending on Twitter

14 million dollars have been spent in 'modi'fying Ahmedabad alone to entertain Trump for 36 hours.

‘Pakistan Zindabad’: Five times India’s fragile national ego was hurt

It is till date unclear as to what provoked the MP police? But there are reasons enough to believe that the thumping 180 runs victory of Pakistan over India, surely added fuel to this fire.  

“We are thankful, now roll back this act,” Shaheen Bagh Protesters to Supreme Court

Delhi: The Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors' attempt to shift the protesters from Shaheen Bagh turned out to be futile, yet again. Senior lawyer Sadhna Ramachandran along with Sanjay Hegde visited Shaheen Bagh on Thursday to interact with...

AMU Teachers Association Condemns Adityanath’s Remarks, Writes to President

Uttar Pradesh: Condemning the remark made by Uttar Pradesh CM Adityanath regarding AMU students “intending to burn down Aligarh city,” AMU teacher's association wrote to President Ramnath Kovind. The letter urges the President to expunge...

Bhima Koegaon: Anand Teltumbde, Gautam Navlakha denied anticipatory bails

Mumbai: Bombay High Court on Friday refused to grant anticipatory bails to Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde in the Bhima Koregaon case. The court, however, extended the interim protection from arrest granted to them for a...

Coronavirus outbreak: Centre not taking threat seriously accuses Rahul Gandhi

The virus which is said to be originated from the seafood market of Wuhan in China has already claimed 1,113 lives. 44,653 people are said to be affected with the virus.

A defeat of “ego, arrogance”; Shiv Sena slams BJP’s poll debacle

Delhi: Shiv Sena, the erstwhile ally of the Bharathiya Janatha Party called BJP’s poll debacle a defeat of “ego, and arrogance." Commenting on the recent Delhi elections via an editorial piece in Saamana,  the Thackeray-led...

Other routes to Shaheen Bagh intentionally blocked, Chandrashekhar Azad moves plea in SC

Delhi: Seeking an intervention in the petition filed before the Supreme Court concerning the removal of anti-CAA protesters at Shaheen Bagh, Bhim Army Chief Chandra Shekhar Azad and former CIC Wajahat Habibullah filed a plea...

‘Gangothri of Terrorists’; Union Minister Giriraj Singh Surfaces with Provocative Comments

Uttar Pradesh: Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh slammed the anti-CAA protesters yet again with his comment on an Islamic Seminary in Deoband. Addressing media in Saharanpur, the minister said that Darul...

Art of Silencing Dissent; The Politics of Sedition

While there are no cases filed against ministers and politicians, who had incited violence, like Anurag Thakur who had raised slogans like 'shoot the protestors', thousands who are on the streets defending their right to live are being targeted. 

From Last Hope to Lost Hope; Anatomy of a Judgement

There is an organized official attempt to trigger an environment of fear and insecurity among Indian Muslims. In between, with such judgments, the prospects for convincing the justices of the divisive strategies of the state seem bleak. If the people lose faith in the judiciary, particularly, the Supreme Court, there is nothing much to look forward to, in a  democracy. 

Armed Man Enters Shaheen Bagh, Caught by Protesters

A twitter account associated with the Shaheen Bagh protest site tweeted, "armed anti-social elements have entered the protest area. Infiltrators have been caught and neutralized, and the situation is back to normal," it added.

#Breaking: Wuhan Virus; List of students Stuck in China

Wuhan: Amidst lockdown in Wuhan city, 86 Indian students of Three Gorges University in Yichang City are stuck with nowhere to go. The students have sought help from the Indian embassy to fly them back...

#Breaking News: 86 Indian Students Locked Down in China, Sought Embassy Help

"56 cases have been reported from this area alone. We are scared. We need immediate help," the students said. 

#Breaking: Coronavirus; Malayali Students Stuck in China Seek Help

Wuhan: Amidst lockdown in Wuhan city,  a few Malayali students of Three Gorges University in Yichang City are stuck with nowhere to go. Close to 86 Indian students who are stuck in the university have sought...

RBI Includes NPR in KYC Papers, Tamil Nadu Village Responds by Emptying Bank Accounts

Since December 13, India has been witnessing relentless voices of dissent against the Citizenship Amendment Act. The CAA-NRC-NPR has been welcomed with fear and insecurity and had triggered never-ending demonstrations and marches. The decision of the central government was clearly seen as an organized attempt to create an environment of panic. And this incident that happened at Kayalpattanam, a village in Tamil Nadu shows exactly how people view this recent exercise. 

ABVP Terrorists Attack JNU; Live Updates

Close to 50 ABVP members who wore masks barged into the hostels in JNU had beaten up students and faculties, in response to the on-going protests.

FTII Protests JNU Violence

They held a demonstration outside the gate of the premier film institute, holding banners with the message "FTII stands with JNU, condemns the violence of ABVP Goons".

Police should immediately stop violence, restore peace, says Kejriwal

"How will the country progress if our students will not be safe inside university campus?" he asked.

JNU Violence: Ambulance stopped, Police remain mute spectators

“The police remain a mute spectator while our ambulance was being surrounded and attacked by the mob,” another doctor in the group said.

ABVP goons planned the attack, JNUSU General Secretary

"The administration has tried to break this movement but has been unsuccessful. This time they have colluded with ABVP to spread violence,” hJNUSU General Secretary Satish Yadav said. 

ABVP Hooliganism at JNU; Students, Teachers Attacked

"This is the last thing you expect. Delhi police are at the gate and under their protection, the assault is going on. This is a premeditated attack. I was told that it is in the presence of the SHO of the locality that the ABVP goons entered the campus," said Yogendra Yadav.

Bipin Rawat named India’s first Chief of Defence Staff, Here is what you may...

The long wait and the longer debate has come to an end with this unilateral decision. What remains to be seen is indeed the larger consequences of the decision. 

HRD Minister warns protesting students, won’t tolerate varsities becoming political hubs

Selectively keeping silent about the discrimination imbibed within the law, Pokhriyal said that there was equality for every citizen in the country irrespective of religion.

#Breaking: Chandrasekhar Azad’s Bail Application Rejected

"Those who are indulging in violence are not our people. Our peaceful protest continues at the historic Jama Masjid. Ambedkarites do not indulge in violence," Azad had tweeted.

#Breaking: Dariyaganj Violence; Delhi Court sends 15 arrested to 2-day custody

She also alleged that the police is deliberately interfering with the people's right to dissent.  "Also, as none of the 15 men here knows each other, how can criminal conspiracy be evoked against them?" she asked.

Anti-CAA Protests: Delhi Police Assault Children Detained at Dariyaganj

"Many had injuries, and some of the minors told the lawyers present that they were beaten in the lockup. The boys alleged that they were made to take off their pants, and a hot cloth was placed on their bodies while they were beaten," reported citizen.in

Anti-CAA Protests: 10 Days, 21 Killed

The highest number of deaths have been reported from  Uttar Pradesh, where fourteen people were killed so far by Adithyanath's police.

CAA is immoral, a wise govt should withdraw it says Ramachandra Guha

"To make two things absolutely clear. 1. The immediate withdrawal of the NRC is a necessary first step to restore trust and heal the nation. 2. The CAA is immoral and against the spirit of the Constitution. A wise and just Government would withdraw it too," Guha tweeted.

CAA: Student Groups Write to US Congress, Call the Act Illegal

“Hindutva aims to erase India’s diverse myriad of cultures and faiths, redefining the country into a Hindu civilization and promoting violent and exclusionary attitudes toward Muslims," wrote the signatories. 

CAA Protests: Eleven Killed in UP, Internet Remain Suspended

“We don’t know who shot him. When we rushed to the hospital, we were told he is dead. We are still figuring out if the police and administration will allow the body to be brought to the house before it can be taken to the graveyard," his family said.

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.

SFI-ASA alliance sweeps Students Union polls at University of Hyderabad

Jiyad Hussain who had contested for the post of Vice President from MSF-Fraternity alliance managed to secure 500 votes. In the post-election speech Jiyad responded," Mister comrade, you are mistaken. You don't know who is here, you don't know who you are kidding! We are with our self-respect. We have decided to celebrate our izzat!"

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...