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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...

India’s population will surpass China’s by 2027 says United Nations report

United Nations: The population of India will surpass that of China by 2027, says a United Nations report. India is expected to add nearly 273 million people between 2019 and 2050 and remain the most populated...

My fight has never been a simple battle for political power, full text of...

 Delhi:Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday, made public his decision to resign with a letter he posted on his official Twitter handle.He said there is a need for Congress to radically transform itself and also came...

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...

I will fight, you may bury me alive; Sanjiv Bhatt’s open letter to PM...

Gujarat: Jailed IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt wrote an open letter to PM Narendra Modi on June 23 2019, criticising him for misinterpreting the Supreme Court verdict.Here is the complete text:"Dear Shri. Modi,I am glad you chose...

Of long, lonely and difficult path, Nishrin Jafri writes to Shweta Sanjiv Bhatt

Gujarat: Nishrin Jafri, daughter of Ehsan Jafri, who was burnt alive in Ahmedabad during post-Godhra riots, wrote to Shweta Sanjiv Bhatt via Twitter. In the letter, Nishrin says Shweta that the path she has opted is...

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...

Woman Constable killed after traffic policeman sets her on fire in Kerala

Alappuzha: A lady constable was killed after she was set on fire today afternoon allegedly by a traffic police personnel who poured petrol on her. The incident happened near to her home in Mavelikkara, Alappuzha....

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...

Rapid increase in censoring content in India, states ‘Google Transparency Report’

Mumbai: In 2015, Shiv Sena cadres protested at the Google office in Mumbai. 'Obscene' photos of their leader, Balasaheb Thackrey had appeared in Google search. The cadres had assembled to protest.Google delisted the URLs. They...

Dog Whistle Politics — Tarun Bhartiya on Citizenship Amendment Bill

New Delhi:The citizenship amendment bill of 2016 seeks to provide citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan if they have been residing in the country for 6 years instead of 12 (as...

We are not carrying any weapons with us, says Donta Prasanth at HCU

Hyderabad:On Saturday 5th of January, a notice signed by Vice Chancellor Podile Appa Rao was pasted outside of the hostel doors of three students active in Ambedkar Students Association (ASA). Sreeja Vastavi, Munna Sannaki and...

TISS student commits suicide: Blames professor named in #metoo

As per media reports, Sanket, an engineering graduate who was pursuing masters in Organisational Development, Change and Leadership at TISS had named professor P Vijayakumar, Chairperson of Centre for Social and Organisational Leadership of School of Management and Labour Studies, in the suicide note which was retrieved from his first floor flat.

NRC: A state sponsored tool for long-standing communal tension

Of the 3.3 crores of people who applied to be included, almost 40 lakh people were left out of the final NRC draft published on July 30.

What is in a name? The BJP politics of name changing

As per media reports, the Union Home Ministry has given consent to the proposals of name change in 25 villages and towns across different parts of the country in a year.

In India, demonetisation choked every sector, hitting small business the worst

The largest impact of the move was the hit on micro, small and medium enterprises.

Fugitive Economic Offenders: All You Need To Know

The decision came in the midst of an increase in criticism against the Modi government, for its inability to handle high profile economic offenders, fleeing the country

India’s Crude Oil Import the Highest in Over 7 Years

Data coming out from PPAC suggest that the domestic production of crude oil has hit an all-time low, at 20,954 thousand tonnes, dipping by 5 percent in a single month.

Symbiosis Law School Suspends Students Over #Metoo Posts Against Professor

The students are fourth-year B.A LLB students at the campus who were asked to take down the post, apologise and were threatened with rustication by the University officials.

Bhima Koregaon: Sudha Bharadwaj Arrested by Maharashtra Police

Sudha Bharadwaj, lawyer and activist, was arrested by the Maharashtra police on Saturday (27th October) in connection with the investigation of Elgar Parishad organised on December 31st prior to the 200th anniversary observation of Bhima Koregaon.

Central University Professors Send Mass Emails to President against Imposition of CCS Conduct Rules

Ever since the circular regarding the implementation of CCS conduct rules were sent to the universities, professors across universities have opposed the order enmasse.

Who owns Sabarimala temple?

The head priest at Sabarimala temple had recently declared that he would shut down the shrine if any woman of the age group 10-50 were allowed to enter the temple and that he would hand-over the keys to the Pandhalam palace. This has sparked a debate on the ownership of the temple.

Chintamani Slapped with False Accusation, Adani Suspected

Chintamani who had been forging a battle with Adani power plant at Godda was slapped with false accusation by the Godda Police Station officials.

Submit Updated Bills with GST Number, Admin tells JNU Students Union

On the 12th of October, the 19 elected members of the JNU students’ union were issued a letter from the dean of students, Umesh Kadam, which stated that they violated a clause of the Lyngdoh committee which requires all candidates to submit an audited account of their election expenditure within two weeks of the declaration of results and that each candidate must submit bills with GST number failing which the election of the candidate shall be nullified.

AMU Revokes Suspension of Kashmiri Students

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Administration revoked the suspension of Kashmiri students who were also charged with sedition in relation to the protest march organised at AMU following the encounter of Manan Wani.

ABVP Paints Over Ambedkar and Rohith Portraits from Sukoon stage

After being elected as student union in University of Hyderabad, Akhila Bharatiya Vidya Parishad (ABVP) painted over the portraits of Dr B R Ambedkar and Rohith Vemula, where the annual University carnival Sukoon is held.

ABVP goes frantic post-polls, Arson Violence Erupts at Allahabad University

According to reports, hostel rooms were set ablaze, bombs were hurled and clashes between student parties had broken out.

Dismissed for Fictional Facebook Post, CUK Student Attempts Suicide

Akhil Thazhath, a second-year student of MA International Relations at Central University of Kerala who was expelled for his Facebook post, attempted suicide on Tuesday (9th Oct) morning.

#HNLUKiAzaadi : How HNLU Students Managed to Overthrow their Corrupted VC

Students of HNLU were protesting since 27th August night demanding the resignation of the VC. It was on the same day that the High Court of Chhattisgarh passed a judgement citing that Mr. Pal singh, who was the vice chancellor had illegally extended his tenure by 5 years.

Delhi High Court Rules in Favour of Students: MPhil/PhD seats cannot be reduced

The verdict came after a case was filed by the Students Federation of India against the Indian Union.

ABVP wins all seats at Hyderabad University Student Polls

After eight long years, ABVP (Akhil Bharathiya Vidyarthi Parishad) at University of Hyderabad swept the polls at the University of Hyderabad (UOH). Aarti Nagpal, who won the presidential seat, is the second woman to be elected to the post in the university’s history.

How Sangh Parivar is infiltrating Kerala’s Central University

The latest incident to be added to the series is the dismissal of Akhil on the Facebook post and the removal of Professor Prasad Pannian from the position of HoD of English and Comparative Literature Department. Prasad had put up a post extending solidarity to Nagaraju, which university found was against its interests.

In the midst of #RebuildingKerala, did Kerala Government selectively forget the KPMG Scam?

The efforts taken by Kerala government to deal with the disaster-stricken state was well appreciated. But is it that it totally forgot to check on the companies that offered help? Or is it that the state selectively forgot the KPMG Scam? Is the flood situation just another PR campaign for the MNC to regain the credibility it lost? Well, these are questions one still have to find answers for as the situation unravels.

With Love from Jakarta; The Swapna Barman Story

She is no more the 12 toed athlete but the first Indian heptathlete to win a gold medal in Asian games. In an interview given to Reuters after the feat, Swapna said "After all, nobody from India won a heptathlon gold at the Asian Games before. I hope people will now remember me more for winning the gold than for my toes. It's like a new identity for me."

Delhi University AISA President Alleges Attack, ABVP Denies the Accusation

Responding to TWJ correspondent AISA All India President Sucheta De said, “This is a part of BJP’s politics. It is a part of their game plan. This is what the ABVP and BJP government have been trying to do for the longest time; to unleash terror and hooliganism against anyone who doesn’t subscribe to the ideologies of RSS.“

Monsanto v/s Dewayne Johnson: Court Orders Monsanto to Pay $298 Million

Monsanto, the multinational corporation based in St Louis, the USA now holds the patent for more than 90% GM crops. This is to be seen seriously because; the company now has the potential to control the agriculture sector around the globe.

Radhika Vemula Receives Promised Sum from IUML: Controversy Ends

It was two years back, during the peak of the Rohith Movement, that IUML promised an assistance of 25 Lakh rupees to his family to build a house.

Declare Kerala Floods as National Disaster: Students Slam BJP Government

“We all need to pressurize the central government. Kerala is also part of the Indian Union. We need to show minimum responsibility to the citizens of Kerala. This is not the time to play politics. We are demanding a very basic thing. Justice is not done in Kerala and we demand it. Right now, PM is there in Kerala. If you are waiting for your PR work to be done and then send help that is not what we expect. Save our lives and then do your PR,” Arundathi added.

Dalit Research Scholar Arrested from Central University of Kerala, Students Alleges Foulplay

Earlier he was slapped with a memo accusing him of having instigated the protest carried out by the people from Kalam Nagar, who were displaced for the construction of the University

Student Commits Suicide In University Of Hyderabad: 3rd Suicide in 3 Months

Parmar had written in his diary that he is unable to share his problems with people in the University and his family is not willing to listen to his issues. The letter which was found in the room was addressed to the Chief Warden asking for permission to vacate the hostel.

Demands Met, 14 Day Hunger Strike Ends at Calcutta Medical College

14-day long hunger strike at Calcutta Medical College and hospital comes to an end after authorities accepted the demands of students on hostel accommodation. The hunger strike was called off on 23rd July after receiving a written assurance from college authorities.

Manipur University Protest: All You Need To Know

Imphal:Manipur University was shut down for the past few weeks due to the ongoing protests of students demanding the removal of Adya Prasad as the Vice Chancellor. The protest that started on May 30,...

Who will cry when you die?: The Brutal Murder Of A Young Student Leader...

To everyone visiting his house, Parijit was showing the two books that Abhimanyu had in his bag. “Motorcycle Diaries” of Che Guevara and a Malayalam translation of a self-help book of Robin Sharma “Who will cry when you die?”

Student Strike Continues At Manipur University. In Conversation with MUSU President M.Dayaman

Its been 53 days and neither the central nor the state government has taken any concrete steps regarding the issue. The first sitting of the legislative assembly of the monsoon session happened yesterday. There wasn’t any discussion about this campus agitation. This isn’t just an issue that should be confined to the campus. This is an issue of the state. It has received national importance. 86 affiliated colleges are affected by the agitations. We are going to kharao the second sitting on Monday, the 23rd. We will march to the legislative assembly. This is the plan of action as of now.

“Why should we leave? We belong here” In Conversation With Gomati Akka

The land issue is one major problem that we are facing. After Pembulai Orumai protest, in 2015, the issue was not given any further importance. I’m waiting for the weather to clear up. I’ll fight alone. This land belongs to us. It doesn’t matter who joins and are not joining. I’ll fight.

Thanks to BJP, India now has its own Mega Bitcoin Scam

"Blackmoney and extortion - its epicentre is BJP and platform is Gujarat," Gohil alleged. It is said that the absconding former BJP MLA Kotadiya has threatened the party saying that he would reveal names of higher level BJP officials who were involved in the scam if he was arrested.

#EqualInReelandReal, 14 More Women Artists Reject A.M.M.A

“Cinema being a medium that Malayalis immensely love, we are obliged to open all possible ways for the future generation to create cinema that transcends caste, gender and religious disparities” closes the statement.

SFI activist stabbed to death at Maharajas College, 3 held by police

In his opinion, the fact that CFI are not even ready to condemn the issue shows their true self. “Even if a verbal fight happened, is this how you respond? What historical context can they lay down to justify this act? Both his parents are plantation workers from Idukki. He comes from an economically and socially underprivileged section. He is one of the first person to pursue higher studies from his village. It is all those struggles which went vain yesterday”, he added.

Film Industry Slams A.M.M.A, 130 Sign Press Release Condemning Dileep Reinstatement

Kamal also said that Malayalam film industry had always been misogynistic and patriarchal. And it is in this context that there arises an ethical need to reform the existing system. “WCC is taking a historically important step and it is our responsibility as filmmakers to stand in solidarity with them. The present system is extremely exploitative and corrupt”, he added. Kamal also dismissed the speculation regarding an alternative organization.

Chennai-Salem Green Corridor Protests: All You Need to Know

Responding to TWJ correspondent Students Uprising Movement for Social Welfare (SUMS) representative Dinesh said, “Operation Samadhaan which is launched to tackle the Naxal problem is used to suppress people’s movement in the state. A group of students who were distributing notices were also arrested. There is no space for political opposition. We will fight back.”

We Are Living In A Lawless Society: Nilanjana Roy

I am a CPM member. Obviously, I would be speaking in favor of CPM. But you can ask others as well. The kind of protection left government provided for women is no more. Last day a Hindu woman was beaten up for being in love with a Muslim man. No FIR was filed in that incident. We are living in a lawless society.

Dr. Kafeel Khan’s brother shot at Gorakhpur

Death threats and state violence is becoming an everyday story in the BJP ruling country. It was last week that Vadgam MLA Jignesh Mevani and BASO leader Umar Khalid received death threats from a person who identified himself as Ravi Pujari, a fugitive gangster. Dr. Kafeel had shared a stage with Jignesh Mevani in a programme that happened in Kerala. In incidents of similar color, Suresh Oraon, anti-coal mine activist was shot dead in Jharkhand and Nilanjana Roy, SFI state president was attacked in Tripura by BJP goons. The police have registered a case against unidentified attackers.

If I Am Killed BJP Would Be The Happiest, Jignesh Mevani Responds

Jignesh also added that the issue was raised at the Gujarat assembly. “We have already submitted a memorandum to the DGP and district collector. However, my security is not upgraded putting my life intentionally at risk. If I am killed BJP would be the happiest. This speaks volumes about their dubious intentions. All I have got to say is we will fight it out, “responded him.

Bhima-Koregaon Case: Jignesh Mevani likely to be summoned

Talking to a TWJ correspondent Jignesh said that calling Ambedarites as Maoists and arresting them is a pre-planned conspiracy. He also said,” The kind of stories that some of the media houses are running are absolutely baseless. It smells of a large, massive conspiracy for the Modi government in particular and RSS in general.” He also added that the way they have maligned the name of Prakash Ambedkar, the grandson of Ambedkar is quite cheap.

5 Dalit Activists Booked in Bhima-Koregaon Violence Case after Mlti-city Ops

The event that marked the 200th anniversary was attended by thousands of people and incidents of stone pelting were reported. In the protest, four were injured a man was killed. Following this, Maharashtra bandh was called by Dalit groups on 3 January 2018. As the protest intensified more than 100 of the protestors were detained by the police. Earlier, Members of Kabir Kala Manch were also arrested for the same charges.

NEET Suicide: Tamil Nadu Govt Announces Rs 7 lakh Relief

This is not an emotional issue. This is not an issue that shall be discussed after every suicide. It is basically a constitutional question. It is about federal rights and social security measures that the state government keeps in place.”He added that a reaction can only be expected if there is a sensible person on the seat. “The state assembly has discussed the issue and have passed two bills. What prevents them from implementing the same,” asked him

University of Hyderabad Bans Student Run Helpdesks

The university has also made it clear that new students and aspirants who are availing assistance from the student-run help desk will immediately be disqualified. “This is more like a Khap panchayat ruling where the caste Hindus decide and Dalit Bahujans are forced to follow,” opines Donta Prashanth.

Delhi Strike: Farmers to Observe Mandsaur Demonstration Anniversary

The farmers have raised many demands, the major one of it being the implementation of Swaminathan commission report. Other demands include a loan waiver and better prices for the farm produce. The agitation which began on Friday with “Gaon Bandh” was peaceful till date.

Political Violence in Tripura Continues, Nilanjana Roy attacked by BJP

Talking to TWJ correspondent All India president of SFI VP Sanu said, ”This incident cannot be seen in isolation. Many such attacks are being unleashed on party members by BJP, since its inception as ruling party in the state. The entire family of Nilanjana was attacked. The message RSS is trying to disseminate is that any dissenting voice would be brutally suppressed.”

Is BJP Killing Their Own Workers For Political Gains?

In the recent past, BJP had been using political violence against them as a major tactic to grow in the states where the party does not have a solid ground. If the news doing the rounds are to be believed, the party is playing these politics by murdering its own members.

Is It The Beginning Of The End to the “Modi-Wave” ?

The news from Kairana was a shocker for NDA. The Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), candidate Tabassum Hasan, backed by SP-BSP-Congress combine won with a whopping margin of 44,600 votes. While responding to media, Tabassum said, “Kairana me hi BJP ko dafan karna” (We had to bury BJP in Kairana)

UGC Circular on Faculty Reservation, DUTA on Warpath

The DU administration has taken no visible steps in the resolution of issues regarding appointment, promotions, and pension. The DUTA GBM demanded that if the HRD Minister and the DU VC cannot resolve the urgent and long pending demands of teachers, they should both resign.”

Youth to protest against custodial death under LDF Government in Kerala

As far as the reports show, around 16 custodial deaths happened in Kerala within the two years of Pinaray Vijayan led LDF government. While the second-anniversary celebrations of the government are going on at the capital city, Trivandrum,  never have a government representative responded regarding these deaths or their failure in handling the Home ministry.

Protest Ban at IIT Kharagpur, Dean Calls Students ‘Anti-National’

Students have demanded that Prof. Somesh Kumar must withdraw his “anti-national” statement and refrain from making such comments in the future. Mr Sushil Kumar Choubey, the assistant security officer should publicly apologize for arrogant behaviour and physically handling the students and that the administration should re-establish the fundamental rights granted to all citizens of the country by the Constitution in the campus premises, they said.

‘Caste is the Reality, Quota Ain’t no Charity,’ Sumeet Samos is Rapping About Reservation...

Hey Dalits and Adivasis / When we gonna be free, he asks and offers a solution when he says 'You need to resurrect through Jai Bhim.'

‘Your Lawyer Friend,’ A Legal Aid for Students from Students

'Your Lawyer Friend' (YLF), an initiative taken up by Legal Collective for Students Rights (LCSR) intended for legally aiding and protecting the right causes of students is continuing on its path of assisting students with legalities. The group assists students sued by authorities, who seek legal protection and those facing similar issues that have become common in educational institutions

PhD Scholar From University of Hyderabad Attempts Suicide in Hostel

A 25-year-old Ph.D. scholar from Odisha attempted suicide by immolating herself in University of Hyderabad (UoH). The incident happened at around 1 am yesterday (May 16, 2018) in Ladies Hostel 7. The reason, though not officially confirmed, is said to be depression, as per the statement given by the police to different media houses. The student was immediately taken to a corporate hospital and was later shifted to Osmania General Hospital. She suffered 50 per cent burn injuries in the incident