George Poikayil

Endosulfan victims' kin: Uncared by govt, they seek daycare for dear ones

With no rehab or daycare centres in Kasaragod, caregivers who have jobs say they are on the brink of breakdown.

12 Aug 2022

'Endosulfan pension for my four brothers with disabilities hasn't come in four months'

Beefathima shelved her life to take care of her four brothers with disabilities while Maimoona who was married when she was 13, now has five children, three of whom are endosulfan victims.

09 Aug 2022

Dragged down by ‘lack of’ system

Caregivers of endosulphan victims say they are on brink of breakdown because district does not have centres for persons with disabilities

08 Aug 2022

Tata hospital cannot be palliative care centre for endosulfan patients now: Kerala govt tells SC

Govt tells SC that the 550-bed hospital is being used as an isolation centre for monkeypox and Covid patients, where no monkeypox cases are reported and it has only 4 covid patients.

07 Aug 2022

Endosulfan compensation to be disbursed by October: Kasaragod District Collector

Dist admn to set up portal to transfer money to victims’ accounts

07 Aug 2022

Facebook Anigra fraud: Kerala police pick up Nigerian from Bengaluru for duping ex-banker

A retired bank employee lost Rs 42.2 lakh after being lured to become a global distributor for a non-existent herbal product

03 Aug 2022

Facebook fraudsters lure retired banker with 'herbal Viagra', dupe him of Rs 42 lakh

Fraudsters lured him by encouraging him to become a distributor for a non-existent herbal product that rhymes with Viagra.
 

27 Jul 2022

Debt-ridden Kerala family wins Rs 1 crore lottery two hours before selling house

Amina had taken a bank loan of Rs 10 lakh while the couple borrowed another Rs 20 lakh from their relatives to build the house.

26 Jul 2022

Election bribery case: Kasaragod sessions judge denies pre-arrest bail to senior BJP leader

BJP state committee member and senior lawyer Balakrishna Shetty is the fifth accused and BJP state president K Surendran is the first accused in the case.

22 Jul 2022

Kasaragod by-election: BJP loses seat in Badiadka, face in Kumbla as party's votes drop

In four of the five wards, BJP's votes declined. In the fifth ward, it contested for the first time and got 12 votes. UDF wins big in Badiadka

22 Jul 2022

Kerala farmers furious over state government's new power subsidy proposal 

"Under the cover of direct benefit transfer, the government is trying to snatch away power subsidies by making the procedure complicated," said Chandran Nair, a farmer.

21 Jul 2022

Rightwing club organises rural games 'only for Hindus' in Kasaragod; DYFI stops event

Poster for the event organised by Veera Kesari club read: 'A warm welcome to Hindus'; DYFI says it will organise secular games at the same venue on July 20. 

19 Jul 2022

Kerala government appoints one neurologist, claims Kasaragod District Hospital is super-specialty

In an affidavit to Supreme Court, Govt dishes out half-truths such as Kannur medical college is 22 km from the Kasaragod border.

18 Jul 2022

Pillankatta village in Kerala's Kasaragod walks extra mile to raise Rs 40 lakh for girl's treatment

Seven-year-old Saanvi was diagnosed with thalassemia at four months. Transplant to be done at Mazumdar-Shaw Medical Centre in Bengaluru.

04 Jul 2022

Separated at 6, a son from Kerala longs to meet his biological mother

Hashim, a Hindi-speaking boy, reached Kasaragod after someone put him on a train during a riot 17 years ago.The only memory of his homeland is everybody in his locality makes hand-printed sarees.

02 Jul 2022