George Poikayil

Kasargod tribal student: The story of dreams, struggles and accomplishment

The story of Bineesh Balan portrays the hurt and humiliation faced by Dalits pursuing higher education.    

11 Aug 2017

So ST students have it easy? See what Kerala's Binesh Balan braved to get to London

The passage to England, a matter of ease for students from privileged classes, was a hard-fought one for Binesh Balan who fought a casteist bureaucracy for four years, that was determined to fail him.

07 Aug 2017

The last (check) post

Team Express fans out to the major check posts in the state and finds the GST regime has reduced tax officers to sitting ducks.

09 Jul 2017

HRD Minister Javadekar has meals in poor man’s hut, offers food for thought

Kanathil colony, atop a hill in Kodom-Belur panchayat, had an air of festivity. The 42 families from Mavilan tribe in the settlement have joined hands to prepare the biggest feast of their lives. 

09 Jun 2017

Kerala village comes together to quadruple school enrollments

Last June when schools reopened, Government Junior Basic School (GJBS) in Peral grabbed the headlines.

04 Jun 2017

Bid to cover up postal recruitment scam?

On Sunday, a candidate from Haryana was caught with a mobile phone from the examination hall which had the answer keys for all the 100 questions

12 May 2017

Kerala's creeping drought: Somebody save pallams from these saviours

In northern Kerala, villagers tried to widen and improve natural reservoirs formed atop laterite hills. The result has been disaster.

11 May 2017

Haryana man answers in Malayalam! 

An invigilator in Kasargod blew the lid off a major scam in the direct recruitment of postmen and mail guards in the Department of Post when she reported a candidate from Haryana answering all the questions in Malayalam.

09 May 2017

Talaq? Not easy as Muslim men in Kerala find ways to beat law

 “I hereby declare that I have pronounced, ‘talaq... talaq... talaq’ to my wife, Shameem Begum (27),” signed off 33-year old Javed S in an agreement dated April 4, 2017. It was a day of emancipation f

07 May 2017

Talaq? Not easy as men find ways to beat the law

To circumvent the law and deny women their rights, Muslim men refrain from giving talaq, a senior lawyer said.

07 May 2017

Animal Husbandry Dept website hacked

The Animal Husbandry Department’s effort to streamline its farmer-centric activities went for a toss as a suspected Pakistani group hacked its interactive website

01 May 2017

This loss of interest call may SPARK a new trend

Finance Minister T M Thomas Issac’s Islamic Bank may still be in the hatchery, but he has soft launched an initiative - primarily aiming at the government employees from the Muslim community and might give a boost to the state exchequer.

23 Apr 2017

IS suspect from Padna killed in US bombing in Afghanistan

T K Mursheed Ahmed, a native of Vadakepuram in Padna who left for Syria to join the IS, has been killed in a drone attack in Afghanistan.

14 Apr 2017

UIDAI relents. Sujitha to finally get Aadhaar card

The coldness of the system has given way to compassion at last. Sujitha’s arduous wait for the Aadhaar has finally come to a happy  end. 

06 Apr 2017

There is water at the end of the suranga

‘Express’ takes a close look at this traditional water-harvesting system, that is essential and yet neglected

22 Mar 2017