Universities in Kerala, Telangana and New Delhi screen BBC documetary on PM Narendra Modi amid Centre's ban. The opposition has criticised the Centre for banning the controversial BBC documentary on Modi’s role in 2002 Gujarat riots.
AN Shamseer sits pretty well in the Speaker’s chair. He talks to TNIE about the transition he went through, his mentor Kodiyeri Balakrishan and his views from the Chair.
Adoor Gopalakrishnan has completed 50 fruitful years in cinema. The auteur, however, is no stranger to controversies. He speaks to TNIE on the ongoing storm over caste discrimination at the K R Narayanan National Institute of Visual Science and Arts, his vision of good cinema, and his perception of the new generation of film directors.
God’s Own Country 'Kerala' has been featured in the ‘52 places to go in 2023’ by the New York Times. Kerala has been ranked 13th in the New York Times list, lauding the ‘Responsible Tourism’ initiatives of Kerala Tourism.
Kerala Hair Dressers is the oldest barbershop in Chennai and one of the oldest in Tamil Nadu. Started by V Sankunni Nair, the saloon has been serving customers since 1939. It has been running continuously for 82 years. The barbershop is now run by his grandson A Sandeep. He took over the barbershop in 1990 and has diligently maintained its classic appeal.
Major Archbishop Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Catholicos of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is one of the most powerful figures in the Christian community. His is a voice that is listened to attentively in political circles. On Christmas eve, he talks to TNIE about his experiences of being a religious head in today’s India.
Kerala was overwhelmed with celebrations after their favourite team Argentina won the FIFA World Cup for the third time. Argentina fans watched as their team beat France 4-2 on penalties to claim a third World Cup title.
On this day of International Day of Disabled Persons, meet S Kanmani who is braving through all odds. S Kanmani, a native of Kerala's Mavelikkara who was born without arms, creates artistic wonders with her toes. She draws murals and other paintings, which she sells. Kanmani is currently pursuing her masters in music from Swathi Thirunal College of Music. #kerala
Tension prevails in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram after fishermen protesting against Adani Group’s Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited attacked Vizhinjam police station late on Nov 27. As per the FIR copy, around 30 policemen were injured and public property worth Rs 85 lakh was damaged during the violence. Police have registered cases against 3,000 people under IPC sections pertaining to rioting, attempts to murder, and destruction of public property.
During the FIFA World Cup season, football fans do all kinds of crazy things to express their love for the game. What 17 football fans in Kochi have done is even crazier, taking love of soccer to a different level. They bought an old house put up for sale at Mundakkamugal, near Kangarapady in Kochi, for Rs 23 lakh. The purpose: To watch the world cup season with friends.
A violent clash broke out between the fans of Argentina and Brazil on Nov 20. The incident took place in the Sakthikulangara area of #kollam during a roadshow. The video of the clash has gone viral on social media. The video shows youths from both sides attacking each other with sticks and iron pipes.
As the video of a six-year-old boy, who is the son of migrants from Rajasthan, was brutally kicked by a young man for leaning on his car, has gone viral on social media, police have arrested the culprit on Friday morning. According to Thalasserry police, the accused Shihsad of Ponnyam Palam in Kannur is being taken into custody in connection with the cruel act.
Around 3.30 am on Friday the villagers of Pazhur in Sultan Bathery were woken up by a loud roar. They alerted the officers who rushed to the cage kept near the station. The cattle-hunting tiger that killed 11 cows and inflicted grievous injuries on three cows has finally fallen into the cage. The news spread like wildfire and villagers came to the street bursting crackers in celebration. The forest staff from chief conservator to the watchers who were spending sleepless nights to capture the big cat heaved a sigh of relief. Peace has returned to Cheeral.
On October 10th, the Kochi Police arrested three people for murdering two women in a case of human sacrifice. The gruesome case has made national headlines and shocked the people of Kerala, considered one of India's most progressive states. Bhagaval Singh, an ayurvedic healer in Elanthoor, his wife Laila, and Mohammed Shafi alias Rasheed, a self-proclaimed sorcerer, was arrested for the abduction and murder of Tamil Nadu native Padmam and Thrissur native Rosily. Here’s all you need to know about the gruesome case.
The recent case of human sacrifice in Kerala has shed spotlight on similar incidents in India, where murders carried out in the name of superstition, or ‘black magic’ rituals are not uncommon. Let's take a look at some of the most cruel ritualistic murders that have rocked the state in the last 15 years.
The trio arrested in the Kerala human sacrifice case have been sent to judicial custody after accused of murdering two women. The police will approach the court seeking 12-day custody of the trio for further inquiry and evidence collection. Meanwhile, the accused have denied allegations that they ate the flesh of the victims.
In a suspected act of black magic, two middle-aged women from Ernakulam district were allegedly abducted and beheaded at a house at Elanthoor in Pathanamthitta. The police have arrested a couple and a man who claimed to be a sorcerer in connection with the incident. The body of the two victims were severed into many parts and buried on the premises of the house.
The Centre has declared the Popular Front of India (PFI) an “unlawful association” under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), 1967. The ban on the radical outfit and its associated fronts has been imposed for a period of five years. The action comes after two rounds of nationwide raids and arrests of over 100 PFI leaders and functionaries over terror links.
Kerala is reeling under the stray dog menace as incidents of dog bites and the culling of the animals have sent shockwaves across the country. We have Sreedevi S Kartha, trustee, People for Animals, who during an interaction with the New Indian Express shared some important insight on this grave issue.
The bandh or hartal called by the Popular Front of India (PFI) in Kerala against the nationwide raids and arrests of its key leaders by the NIA turned violent. Several incidents of vandalism and violence have been reported across the state and stones were pelted in various districts such as Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Alappuzha.