India  /  Published 30.05.22

Sound and fury that seeks to achieve little

My sister and I sat outside the intensive care unit of the hospital in Ernakulam to which our mother had been admitted. Every day one got five minutes, sometimes more, to spend with the patient. Nobod...
By Shyam G. Menon

India  /  Published 26.05.22

Bail nixed, BJP ally arrested for hate speech

Senior Kerala politician and BJP ally P.C. George, who is accused in a hate speech case, was arrested on Wednesday after a court cancelled his interim bail. The arrest was made hours after a magistra...
By Our Special Correspondent in Bangalore

India  /  Published 27.12.21

Kerala: 150 workers held after clash

Some 150 migrant workers were detained in Ernakulam district on Sunday after they allegedly broke out in a drinks and drugs-fuelled riot and later attacked policemen and their vehicles. The workers, ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 27.08.21

Babu’s false timber case on junior

A Kerala forest official conjured a false case of illegal felling to discredit a junior with jurisdiction over the area, and to kill a probe into a genuine timber scam the junior had unearthed elsewhe...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 06.04.20

Kerala unveils walk-in test kiosks

A Kerala medical college has launched South Korea-style kiosks for mass screening to detect Covid-19 patients.Ernakulam collector S. Suhas launched the Walk-in Sample Kiosks (Wisk) on Monday after doc...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore


India  /  Published 07.07.19

SC furious over demolition stay by ‘fraud’

The Supreme Court on Friday threatened to initiate contempt proceedings against lawyers and petitioners who had obtained a stay on the demolition of illegal structures in Kerala’s Ernakulam district...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.06.19

Symptoms stir Nipah rerun scare in Kerala

A possible Nipah rerun is staring at Kerala with a college student isolated in intensive care with symptoms of the deadly infection, exactly a year after the first outbreak.“It’s suspected to be (...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 21.04.19

Where promises are like rogue elephants

Athey, aane medikunnathinu munpe thoti medikkanam (Before you buy an elephant, you should get an elephant goad, or a bullhook — a tool used to train the mammals) — the old man’s quip smacked of ...
By Shyam G. Menon

India  /  Published 20.02.20

20 die in Tamil Nadu bus accident

Twenty people died and 28 were injured when the bus they were travelling in collided with a lorry on a Tamil Nadu highway before dawn on Thursday.Most of the passengers were asleep when the lorry cras...
By PTI in Chennai

India  /  Published 26.09.19

Cops remove priests to enforce court order

Police on Thursday made a forcible entry into a church in Kerala, caught in a controversy over its possession between two factions, and removed the resisting priests and followers of one of them befor...
By PTI in Kochi


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