George Poikayil

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

From the heart of the hills, he sculpts water

AT 67, Chaliya Kunhambu is the quintessential suranga man. Finding water is his unwavering mission.

22 Mar 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

Dying to keep alive a four-century-old mystic tradition

It may sound straight from the plot of a fantasy thriller.

19 Mar 2017

Kerala's Sujitha is paralysed and mute, but UIDAI system cannot read fine print

Sujitha, 23, sits drooling on the porch secured by a wire mesh. Her paralysed hands are fisted on her lap and immobile legs rest on a low footstool.

16 Mar 2017

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