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Is Kannur, India's political murder capital?
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Is Kannur, India's political murder capital?

Why does this Kerala district see so many political murders and revenge killings?Shobha Warrier/Rediff.com 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 ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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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/Rediff.com 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 ...
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'The rape is a black mark on society'

'Kerala society is more advanced than any other society in India. Everybody is more aware of the laws and how to proceed against the accused.''So, you cannot blame Kerala based on the crime records,' state home minister Ramesh Chennithala tells Shobha Warrier/Rediff.com in an exclusive interview.   A gruesome rape and the brutal murder of a woman was the last thing a government would want in the last leg of the elections. Ramesh Chennithala, Kerala's home minister, is bravely facing the ...
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The poster wars of Kerala

Imaginative, innovative and exceptional.The election posters of both the Left Democratic Front and the ruling United Democratic Front are creative and unique in ideas and execution.We have not seen such election posters before, reports Shobha Warrier/Rediff.comAll Photographs: Sreeram Selvaraj for Rediff.com These posters are not the traditional ones with images of party leaders on them; they are aesthetically designed with each poster promoting an idea. If the catch phrase of the UDF poster ...
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'I am not dreaming to be the CM's wife'

'He only talks about what concerns our home, like what I have made for lunch or dinner. No politics at home and no controversies too.''If I want to know something, I have to update myself from the newspapers or the local people; unfortunately no inside information.''He is like a strong fort, which no one can break and get in, not even his wife.' IMAGE: Posters of Pinarayi Vijayan are all over his home town. Photographs: Sreeram Selvaraj for Rediff.com   Pinarayi Vijayan is the most talked ...
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'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 Rediff.com '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/Rediff.com 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? ...
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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/Rediff.com spoke to senior banker P R Kalyanaraman. After retiring as general manager, Bank of India, ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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