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Kannur University in Kerala includes Savarkar, Golwalkar in curriculum; triggers row

Higher education minister R Bindu seeks explanation from Kannur University VC Kannur: The inclusion of Vir Savarkar and MS Golwalkar in the syllabus for students of MA at Kannur University has triggered a major row, with the government being accused of attempting to saffronize education. According to a report, the inclusion of the text in...

Pinarayi Vijayan sworn in as Kerala CM second time in a row

After ensuring a historic second successive term for the Left Democratic Front (LDF) in the recently-concluded state assembly polls, Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday was sworn in as the chief minister of Kerala. He was administered the oath of office by Governor Arif Mohammad Khan in a brief ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact,...

ABVP workers harass nuns, force them to deboard train at Jhansi station

In an unfortunate incident, two nuns and their two postulants were heckled and forced to get off a train in Uttar Pradesh’s Jhansi over suspected religious conversion. They were mistreated by members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), according to reports in the media. The nuns were travelling on the Haridwar-Puri Utkal Express on...

Kerala government moves HC in Thiruvananthapuram airport leasing issue

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala government has approached the high court seeking a stay on leasing out of Thiruvananthapuram airport to Adani Enterprises. The Kerala government’s move is aimed at stopping the Union government from privatising the airport. It has contended that the Centre’s move to privatise the airport will result in “irreparable injury...

Landslide in Kerala leaves 13 dead, toll to go up

In an unfortunate incident, 13 people lost their lives and over 60 are missing after heavy rainfall resulted in a landslide in Kerala’s Idukki district on Friday. Police said the landslide happened in Rajamalai area–25 km away from the tourist town of Munnar. Twelve people have been rescued so far. They are undergoing treatment at...

NIA to probe Kerala gold smuggling case

A day after Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting “coordinated investigation” by central agencies into the gold smuggling racket, the Centre on Thursday asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe the case. “MHA permits National Investigation Agency (@NIA_India) to investigate the Thiruvananthapuram Airport...

Mamata says railways spreading corona in Bengal, seeks PM’s intervention

Taking a cue from Kerala that has lashed out at the Railway Ministry for sending Shramik Special trains without informing the state government, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday accused the railways of sending the special trains for migrants without any prior notice and disrupting the state’s measures to contain the spread of coronavirus....

Kerala minister Thomas Isaac asks railways to “stop ranting and behave responsibly”

Amid a political slugfest between the Maharashtra government and railways over special trains for migrants, Kerala minister Thomas Isaac slammed the Centre on Tuesday night for sending trains to the state without prior information. Alleging that the Railways wanted to be a super spreader of the deadly novel coronavirus in Kerala, Finance Minister Thomas Isaac...

Kerala: CM and Governor are NOT in Same Team; Vijayan Hits Back Khan

Kerala became the first state in an Assembly to pass a resolution against this law. After passing the resolution in the assembly, the Kerala government has also approached the Supreme Court against this law. In such a situation, the Governor and Chief Minister of Kerala are seen face to face. The Pinarayi Vijayan government of...