SANTOSH KUMAR

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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...

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Kannur twin murders: CPM blood is thicker for Kerala Chief Minister

It is time someone told the Marxist Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan that he was no longer the state...

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Policing is about politics in Kerala

The intelligence wing has submitted evidences of the police association meetings being used as ‘a platform to discuss politics’, where...

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Post tourist’s rape and murder, Kerala minister finds human right commission inhuman

A week after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan charged the human rights commission with “politicising” the death of a 26-year-old...

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After 15 days, Kerala CM says rights panel politicising custody death of Sreejith

The cold-blooded murder of Sreejith—father of a three-year-old girl—belonging to Varappuzha in Kochi, on 9 April, has raised questions as...

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Who was responsible for the hartal that stunned Kerala?

Even as the police is in the dark over the instigators behind the hartal, it is somewhat clear that the...

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Tripura shadow looms as CPM readies for bypoll in Kerala

With the Congress in a shambles in the state, political pundits see a direct fight between the CPM and BJP...

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CPM gears up to counter renewed struggle by farmers in Kannur

Farmers’ resistance against acquisition of agricultural land has assumed larger connotations, with Congress, Muslim League and AIYF joining hands with...

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,...