IMD issues red alert for Pathanamthitta and Idukki districts in Kerala

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on 21 May, Tuesday, issued a red alert for Pathanamthitta and Idukki districts in Kerala, predicting extremely heavy rainfall on 22 May. These districts already have orange alerts in place and are expected to see very heavy rainfall in isolated areas. Earlier in the day, the IMD had withdrawn red … Read more

CPI(M) under pressure as senior leader meets BJP’s Prakash Javadekar

Initially, Jayarajan told the media in Kannur on 25 April, Thursday, that “everything is an utter lie. No such incident had happened”. But, later he conceded that Nandakumar and Javadekar had paid an unplanned visit to his son’s house in Thiruvananthapuram on 5 March 2023. He insisted that the meeting was short and that he … Read more

Will Kerala crucify the BJP for not keeping the faith?

Vijayan, fighting anti-incumbency, has a lot at stake too. Having won only one of the 20 Lok Sabha seats last time, he will be hoping to do better. But that sole LDF seat, Alappuzha, is a touch-and-go affair this time, with K.C. Venugopal of the Congress having the edge. The LDF is also banking on … Read more

SC to hear pleas of TN, Kerala governments on ‘delay’ by governors in giving assent to bills

“Declare that the inaction, omission, delay and failure to comply with the constitutional mandate by the governor of Tamil Nadu/first respondent qua the consideration and assent of the bills passed and forwarded by the Tamil Nadu state legislature to him and the non-consideration of files, government orders and policies forwarded by the state government for … Read more

Governor can’t sit on bills, question speaker’s decision on adjournment: SC

The SC bench presided over by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud has directed Purohit to decide on the bills on merit. The bench pointed out that under the Constitution, the governor could give his assent to the bills, return them with his objections, or refer them to the President of India. This is required to be … Read more

Kerala govt moves SC against governor Arif Mohammad Khan

The conduct of the Governor in keeping Bills pending for long and indefinite periods of time is also manifestly arbitrary and violates Article 14 of the Constitution, highlighted the state. “Additionally, it also defeats the rights of the people of the State of Kerala under Article 21 of the Constitution, by denying them the benefits … Read more

Toll rises to 3 as another succumbs to wounds

The death toll from the blasts at a Christian religious gathering near this port city of Kerala has risen to three, according to an official statement. A 12-year-old girl, identified as Libina from Malayattoor in Ernakulam district, succumbed to her injuries in the early hours of Monday at the Kalamassery Government Medical College Hospital. In … Read more

Why Has India Not Designated Hamas a Terrorist Group? Explained Amid Row Over Kerala Event

A pro-Palestine event in Kerala has sparked a controversy in the state after videos showed Hamas leader Khaled Mashal virtually participating in the protest rally. Kerala BJP chief K Surendran shared a poster displaying Mashal’s participation in the event, organised by the Solidarity Youth Movement, the youth wing of Jamaat-e-Islami in Malappuram and sought investigation … Read more

How Khaled Mashal, Hamas Leader Who Addressed Kerala Protest, Survived Assassination Bid By Mossad | World News

A pro-Palestine rally in Kerala has sparked a row after Hamas leader Khaled Mashal virtually addressed the rally. The BJP was quick to criticise the Kerala government while terming it anti-national activity. Hamas is a political and terror group based in Palestine. But did you know that Khaled Mashal once survived an assassination bid by … Read more