George Poikayil

'Nanma Maram': Nurturing tree of goodness in this Kerala village

The good souls of Kanhangad have come together under ‘Nanma Maram’ to help the less-privileged in the town, reports George Poikayil

11 Sep 2022

Win land, cow or goat: Kerala Theatre group’s plot to fund charity

Cars, scooters and home appliances are passe. Land and cattle are the in-thing for winners of a raffle – at least for Kannamkai Nadaka Vedi, a theatre group in Kasaragod.

05 Sep 2022

Man booked under POCSO Act after police find estranged wife was minor at wedding

Police came to know of her husband when they were investigating her boyfriend for ditching her after promising to marry her.

01 Sep 2022

Kasaragod seethes as state appoints non-Kannada speaking teacher in Kannada medium school, again

Parents, students to block teacher from joining duty. He had refused to learn the language and appealed to administrative tribunal.

29 Aug 2022

Kerala mosque decides to expel drug peddlers, block their marriage, abstain from their post-burial rituals

Padannakkad mosque ousts 10 persons so far, 'middle-class youths selling drugs for quick money'

26 Aug 2022

CRZ rules leave tourism investors gasping in Kasaragod's Valiyaparamba panchayat

Projects worth crores of rupees hang in limbo as rules do not allow the panchayat to be recognised as an island.

26 Aug 2022

Valiyaparamba: Sandwiched between backwaters & sea, and hammered by CRZ rules

The 24-km-long sliver of land is denied island status as its narrow southern tip touches Ezhimala. It has an average width of 400m but under CRZ III-B category, 300m is labelled as no development zone

25 Aug 2022

Techie plays doctor on matrimonial site, cheats woman of Rs 8 lakh, arrested

Binoy Shetty took the identity of a doctor working for a medical college in Mangaluru and cheated on a 26-year-old woman by giving fake marriage promises.

19 Aug 2022

Care for endosulfan victims: Supreme Court declines to buy govt affidavit, seeks independent report

The Supreme Court directed all authorities of the state government to cooperate with the secretary of DLSA by providing necessary information and logistical support to facilitate site visits.

18 Aug 2022

India@75: Of Irish oak, warships and mighty protest in Kerala's Kadakam

In the summer of 1932, Kadakam, a sparsely populated village on the fringes of a thin forest in Kasaragod burst into revolt against the British.

16 Aug 2022

Endosulfan victims' kin: Uncared by government, 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 a breakdown.

15 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

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