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Is Kannur, India's political murder capital?

Is Kannur, India's political murder capital?

Why does this Kerala district see so many political murders and revenge killings?Shobha Warrier/ finds out. On the night of February 15, P V Sujith, 27, seen left, was hacked to death at his home at Papinassery in Kerala's Kannur district. His terrified parents tried to protect their son, but were injured in the murderous attack. Before dawn, the police arrested six Communist Party of India-Marxist workers for murdering Sujith, a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. Sujith's ..., 2 months ago

This teacher swims to school

Some people walk to office, some take a bus or train, others take an auto or taxi, while some drive their own cars. Shobha Warrier/ spoke to the Maths teacher who swims to school. Abdul Malik, a Maths teacher at the Muslim Lower Primary School in Malappuram, Kerala, hit the headlines when photographs of him swimming to school every day appeared in the newspapers, even the BBC.Malik finds it easier to swim across the river in half an hour than travel for almost three hours in two ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

'Sometimes we wonder if they are human beings'

IMAGE: Deceptively calm, Panoor village is where the most political murders take place in Kerala. Photographs: Sreeram Selvaraj for 'They don't just kill their enemies, they chop off limbs, sever heads.''How can anyone kill a teacher in front of small children and a son in front of his parents?'Shobha Warrier/ visits Kannur, the Marxist bastion in Kerala, which has witnessed more political murders than any other part of India. Is Kannur, India's political murder capital? ...
 Rediff.com3 days ago Tamil Nadu mystery blasts: '99% it could be a meteorite'  Rediff.com2 months ago What fell from the sky in Tamil Nadu?  Rediff.com2 months ago

Banks: 'No need to press panic button'

IMAGE: A PSU bank. Image published only for representation purposes. 'These are only passing clouds. The banking industry is a century-old industry and this is not the first time it is going through such a crisis.''When the economy revives, those companies in the infrastructure fields will also get revived.''After all, a lot of money has gone into creating assets like power projects and roads, so you can't say money has been wasted.' S Chandrasekharan, is a retired executive director of UCO ...
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'There are companies with larger liabilities than Mallya'

'What about Air India, which has exceeded a liability of Rs 40,000 crores to 50,000 crores? Who is responsible for that?' IMAGE: A Kingfisher Airlines employee at Mumbai's domestic airport, February 20, 2012. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Reuters   Vijay Mallya's woes have firmly trained the spotlight on public sector banks and long terms loans. As experts weigh in, Shobha Warrier/ spoke to senior banker P R Kalyanaraman. After retiring as general manager, Bank of India, ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

The Avaz of an autistic child

In 2010, he won the President’s medal for inventing Avaz for people with disabilities. In 2013, the MIT Technology Review named him one of the top global innovators. On April 2, World Autism Day, Ajit Narayanan explains how Avaz has transformed the lives of many autistic children across the world. IMAGE: An autistic child's dance performance in Mumbai. Photograph: Punit Paranjpe/Reuters When he founded Inventions Lab in 2007 with a few friends, Ajit Narayanan knew there was one thing ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Meet Devi, the transgender taking on Jayalalithaa

'As I am the first official transgender candidate of a political party and fighting against Jayalalithaa, I have got a lot of publicity.''Till now, nobody knew me. Now, the entire Tamil Nadu knows me.' 'The transgender community here wanted me to withdraw my candidature, saying Jayalalithaa had provided them with houses.''They feel Jayalalithaa would be angry with all transgender people because I am standing against her.' Devi, 33, a transgender is one of the candidates of Naam Tamilar Katchi, ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Why is Modi talking about Temsutula Imsong?

'It took us two full days to remove those layers of human excreta, which had been there for years.' 'Even after washing ourselves several times, we felt we smelt of human excreta. It was so disgusting that we could not eat food for days!''But the satisfaction of seeing the clean ghat compensated for all this.' From an ordinary Indian doing her bit for the ghats of Varanasi, Temsutula Imsong from Nagaland, who has made the holy city her second home, suddenly became famous when Prime Minister ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

'Political interference ensured fireworks at Paravur temple'

IMAGE: The damaged temple building at the Paravur temple in Kollam district. 'At Paravur, rules were disobeyed. That was why such a huge tragedy happened.' 'What we see is the vested interest of political parties. Just to get a few votes, political parties played with fire, they gambled with the safety of the people.' Kummanam Rajasekharan, who heads the Bharatiya Janata Party's Kerala unit, visited Paravur along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah hours after the ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago 'A temple is a place to pray, not for fireworks'  Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Eyewitness: 'People disappeared without a trace after the explosion'

IMAGE: A view of a collapsed building after a massive fire broke out at the Puttingal temple during a fireworks display in Paravur, north of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Photograph: PTI   'I lost several of my friends, a lot of people I know are severely injured and in hospital. It will take time for all of us to recover.' 'You can't blame any single political party for using their influence to get the fireworks okayed. It is an election year and everybody wants to please the people.' ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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