George Poikayil

Vice-Chancellor of the Central University of Kerala in dock for drawing ‘double salary’

In a likely case of financial impropriety and and a potential major embarrassment to the Central University of Kerala (CUK), vice chancellor G Gopa Kumar has been claiming “undue pension benefit".

22 Nov 2017

Off to fight a blight on pomegranates

Sruthi S was jittery but a Google search partially calmed her. The 25-year-old found Florida is like Kerala - seascape, roads lined with coconut palms, and with lots of Malayalees.

20 Nov 2017

It’s family members who still bear the brunt

Just when the parents in Padna, whose children had joined the IS, were beginning to get back to being anonymous, another voice clip from their now infamous son Rashid Abdulla started doin

19 Nov 2017

Underprivileged Kerala boy suffering from rare disease is on a mission find cures through genetic research

Ashrai Kumar, 16, enduring Behcet's disease has made it to the IRIS National Science Fair and is determined to become a medical research scientist.

27 Oct 2017

Kerala lawyer panned for criticising face veil in college

Shukkur was bullied and abused on Facebook for picking apart a photograph of around 100 college girls posing with district police chief K G Simon.

24 Oct 2017

Protests drown ambitious solar plans in Kasargod

In a big jolt to Kerala’s ambitious energy plans, the government -- under pressure from CPM-ruled panchayats -- has scaled down the solar project in Kasargod to 50MW from the targeted 200MW.

21 Oct 2017

A promising boxer who grapples with life

At 7 pm every day, Akshay Kumar H, 18, can be seen punching the heavy bag at the Lion’s Boxing Club in Kanhangad.

09 Oct 2017

Hospitals refuse to give salary hike; nurses plan to relaunch stir

Fifty nurses were fired in Kasargod and Kannur districts after the agitation, says Indian Nurses’ Association.

04 Oct 2017

Kepco distributes roosters to boost egg production

Why is Nileshwaram waiting for Dolly Parton? Because only she can change a rooster to a hen with one shot.

29 Sep 2017

Crushed under timber trying to save a friend, this artist on crutches, is a big source of inspiration

On November 16, 2015, Rajesh was crushed under a timber while trying to save a friend. Six ribs were broken, one of them puncturing lung.

21 Sep 2017

Computer firm accused of using Minister's name as sales pitch in schools

Revenue Minister E Chandrasekharan said Kasargod-based computer supplier Blue Moon Systemz was misleading and pressuring government schools to buy computers from it by suggesting it was “in adjustme

18 Sep 2017

Women-only WhatsApp group shocked to know pregnancy expert Ayesha is a man

He was busted when a member, who was pregnant, grew suspicious of Ayesha's identity because of his intimate questions

13 Sep 2017

11-year-old to give craft course to prisoners

Next month, when Cheemeni Open Jail begins its craft course, the inmates will literally sit up and take notice.

01 Sep 2017

‘Kerala becomes prone to dam-induced tremors’

Around 65 earthquakes were reported from Idukki every year in 2002, 2003, and 2004. They cannot be tectonic-linked as tectonic earthquake.

27 Aug 2017