SANTOSH KUMAR

Another CBI probe makes Kerala CPM see red

In yet another body blow to the Left Front government and CPM, the Kerala High Court this week handed over...

Kerala debates child torture in Attukal temple ritual

The Pongala, a sort of annual offering at the Bhagavathi temple in Attukal, 3 km off Kerala’s state capital Thiruvananthapuram,...

Amid political murders, Jayarajan’s grip on Kannur remains firm

Ten days after the gruesome murder of a Youth Congress leader by alleged CPM cadre, yet another all-party peace meeting...

Congress, BJP slam CPM’s Kerala ‘murder politics’

It is only one-and-a-half months into the New Year, and Kannur in Kerala has kept its date with murder politics....

In Kerala, five-star Marxism marches on

The CPM-led Left Front government in Kerala seems to be courting one controversy after another in quick succession, involving businessmen...

Godless CPM exerts control over Kerala temples

The Kerala Left Front government’s decision to cut short the tenure of Travancore Devaswom Board president Prayar Gopalakrishnan was largely...

BJP targets CPM’s double standards in Kerala

The Kerala BJP leadership, which came under severe criticism within the party for its “under performance” in the Vengara byelection,...

BJP rally on Kerala killings gets CBI to act

Even as BJP’s Janaraksha Yatra, a mission to highlight the ongoing murder of party and RSS workers in Kerala by...

Will CBI bell the cat in Kerala?

Politically motivated or not, the Central Bureau of Investigation, by naming a prominent CPM leader as “principal conspirator” in the...

Lavalin relief will not end LDF corruption woes

The clean chit given by the Kerala High Court to state Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the SNC Lavalin case,...

CPM, BJP must ensure peace in Kerala

The high-voltage drama enacted during the election of Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary Ahmed Patel to the Rajya Sabha...

Kerala BJP in doldrums after graft charge

Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party in Kerala is poised to launch an ambitious “mass contact” programme beginning 1 August,...

Kerala filmdom’s real-life drama takes a reel twist

The case of the abduction and molestation of a leading Malayalam actress last February is turning curiouser and curiouser. The...

The Left is divided in Kerala

If the Congress-led United Democratic Front government of Kerala was plagued by inter-party tussles during its tenure, the present Left...

BJP’s Mission 11 about to start in Kerala

“Mission 11”, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s ambitious plan to conquer Kerala in the general elections of 2019, will be formally...

Kannur sees another RSS man murdered, Vijayan feels the heat

The murder of yet another Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh mandal karyavahak in Kannur, ninth since the Left Democratic Front came to...

Senkumar back as DGP, courtesy SC

It is an irony that the Supreme Court had to step in to set things right in a state where...

Sasikala’s long shadow over AIADMK

Tamil Nadu and its Dravidian politics are once again at the centrestage of national politics. What began as a battle...

BJP’s Kerala game plan may cost Congress dearly

Will the growth of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Kerala be at the expense of the Indian National Congress? This...

Kerala police in a tizzy over CPM’s approach to law and order

Kerala police in a tizzy over CPM’s approach to law and order

There is a perception growing across Kerala that the growing incidents of violence against women and children after the Left...

RSS’ action against errant cadre helps douse major flare-up in Kerala

RSS’ action against errant cadre helps douse major flare-up in Kerala

When it comes to Kerala, political killings are nothing new to the CPM or the RSS. North Kerala’s soil is...

Atrocities on women a shame on ‘literate’ Kerala

Atrocities on women a shame on ‘literate’ Kerala

In the run-up to the May 2016 Assembly elections in Kerala, women’s safety was a burning issue. The brutal murder...

Jailbird Chinnamma one up in Tamil Nadu game of thrones

Heir-apparent to the throne in Tamil Nadu politics, “Chinnamma” V.K. Sasikala, may be behind bars. But her handpicked nominee Edappadi...

Amma’s party will never be the same again

An intriguing political soap opera is unfolding by the hour in Tamil Nadu. As in life so in death: “Puratchi...