SANTOSH KUMAR

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From deluge to Lord Ayyappa, LDF staves off Opposition

If the floods united the state to fight nature’s fury, the right of women’s entry into Sabarimala has divided the...

Kannur: BJP chief Amit Shah during a party programme in Kannur, Kerala on Oct 27, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

Left, Right keep Sabarimala pot boiling for political gains

Amit Shah immediately after the first phase of the Sabarimala agitation, threatened to ‘pull down’ the LDF government in the...

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Disqualification upheld, Tamil politics back on centre-stage

The development paves the way for byelections and a new dawn in Tamil politics even as new players like Rajinikanth...

New Delhi: People stage a demonstration against Supreme Court's decision allowing entry of women in the age group of 10 to 50 years into Kerala's Sabarimala temple in New Delhi on Oct 14, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

Ayyappa devotees, LDF government square off in Kerala

Amid the growing shadow of politics over the right of young women to enter the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala, as...

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In the name of Ayyappa, devotees take to the streets in god’s own country

Devotees are holding protests in Kerala, even threatening to physically stop women who come to Sabarimala.   Kerala, which is...

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Allegations of nepotism, corruption add fizz to Kerala brewery scandal

Water resources in all the districts selected to set up the breweries are depleting fast. Where are they going to...

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After deluge, it is liquor time in Kerala politics

The Left Front in its 2016 election manifesto had promised to reopen all bars, but reduce availability of liquor in...

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Bishop behind bars, what next is the question

Agitating nuns had expressed their concerns regarding delay in bishop’s arrest.   Now that Kerala police have arrested Bishop Franco...

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CPM shields Kerala MLA, hinders arrest of Jalandhar Bishop

The Left government in Kerala is dragging its feet in the bishop case because it wants to keep its Christian...

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Party will probe sexual harassment complaint, not police: Kerala CPM

Brinda Karat, a known champion of women’s rights, did not take up the case since, it is being explained in...

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Too many hurdles on Kerala’s road to recovery

The Left Front government needs to answer some pertinent questions raised by the Opposition, especially regarding the management of dams...

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Post deluge, it is Kerala’s hour of need

On Saturday, Kerala observed Onam, perhaps the dampest and gloomiest ever in the history of the state. This year, instead...

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Onam turns into a nightmare in Kerala

202 people have died in the past ten days. Lakhs are still marooned and thousands unaccounted await rescue.   As...

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Stalin’s task cut out even as superstars turn politicians

Karunanidhi leaves behind a well-structured, organised, cadre-based party.   With the departure of Muthuvel Karunanidhi, it is now time for...

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CPM cries ‘federalism’ as Centre bypasses Kerala government to talk to Vayalkilis

What started off as a farmers’ struggle against forcible acquisition of their paddy fields to build a National Highway bypass...

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Death sentence a blow to Kerala police image

The police has been accused of human rights violations.   A CBI special court delivering capital punishment to two Kerala...

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PM Modi ‘disappoints’ Alphons-phobic Kerala CM

Why did the Kerala CM and others including the BJP state leadership not think of including Alphons Kannanthanam, in the...

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Kerala Left’s love for Islamist PFI has deep roots

The Left government in Kerala says no to any ban on the Popular Front of India despite CPM’s student activist...

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Shah’s plain-speak sets agenda for warring BJP in Kerala

The fact remains that the state leaders have not capitalised on the central leadership’s initiatives in the state.   BJP...

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Malayalam movie industry’s gender politics stands exposed

The chauvinistic face of AMMA came to light when its female members, including the victim,  quit the association in protest...

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‘Slaves’ in police force dare to revolt in Left-ruled Kerala

It took the boldness of a police driver, who was assaulted by the wife and daughter of his superior, to...

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No Opposition in Kerala, field day for Left Front

A government which came to power with the promise to set everything right has dropped all vigilance cases pertaining to...

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CPM turns communal, stuns Congress, BJP in Kerala

At the end of counting on Thursday all charges evaporated in thin air with a more aggressive Vijayan berating newspersons...

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CPM to lose Kerala bypoll, but no gains for opposition

The party is trying to turn the by-poll into an anti-Modi platform.   The Assembly byelection in Chengannur in Kerala’s...