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Kerala medical students dance to ‘Rasputin’ to protest ‘communal’ attack on peers’ viral video

Two Kerala students Naveen K. Razak and Janaki Omkumar had gone viral last week after posting a dance video. However, the incident soon took an ugly turn.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra during election campaigning at Karunagappally in Kollam district on 30 March. | Photo: ANI

Same same, but little different — how Priyanka Gandhi’s campaign style compares with Rahul

Priyanka Gandhi has gone beyond UP for the first time, moving across Assam tea gardens and Kerala temples. It's an easy approach, say experts, but ultimately only votes can measure success.

Centre-states war of words hurting India. Can’t treat Covid as another political wrangle

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.
Voters in Peyyad Junction in Thiruvananthapuram stand in front of a hoarding of CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury and CPM candidate I B Satheesh | Photo: Jyoti Malhotra | ThePrint

Drums, prayers, Theyyam & CPM flags painting state red — the colours of Kerala election

Kerala’s geography changes every hundred kilometres, making the cliche so true of Kerala — This is truly God’s own country.
Screengrab of the video going viral on several Christian WhatsApp groups in Kerala | Facebook/Christian Association and Alliance for Social Action

How the Church is now driving ‘love jihad’ narrative in Kerala

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
CPM flags flutter in Choonadu village ahead of Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac's address at a roadside meeting. | Photo: Jyoti Malhotra/ThePrint

How Left in Kerala is invoking both Marx and market to keep power in this election

Infra funding agency KIIFB has been raising money to finance 457 projects, like schools and hospitals, worth Rs 63,249 crore. But the central govt has accused it of corruption.
Atul- Kerala

Beef-eating Hindus, chicken roast with appam & Malayalam-speaking Jharkhand workers in Kerala

iWitness — the story behind the story of ThePrint journalists’ experiences on assignment.
Kerala Congress (M) chief Jose K. Mani. | Photo: Fatima Khan/ThePrint

‘Love jihad’ cases should be studied & addressed: Kerala Congress (M) chief on church view

In an interview, Kerala Congress (M) chief Jose K. Mani said the Syro-Malabar church was right in raising the issue of 'love-jihad' and that it should be addressed.
Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee president Mullappally Ramachandran. | Photo: Fatima Khan/ThePrint

Even agnostic Nehru protected traditions, Sabarimala promise not anti-women: Kerala Congress

In an interview to ThePrint, Kerala Congress president Mullappally Ramachandran said UDF promise to bring in law to protect Sabarimala traditions isn’t violative of gender equality.

Amit Shah assures strong action in nuns harassment case after Kerala CM writes to Centre

Two nuns and two postulants of a Kerala-based congregation were detained in UP's Jhansi after Bajrang Dal activists complained that two women were allegedly being taken forcibly for religious conversion.

On Camera

A worker walks inside of a uranium conversion facility outside Isfahan | Getty Image via Bloomberg

Why attack on Iranian nuclear facility should set off alarms in the US

Biden administration is keen to deprioritise Middle East in US foreign policy, but escalating Iran-Israel confrontation will demand more US attention, not less.
A local grocery story in Bengali Market, Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Retail inflation climbs to 5.52% in March, Industrial production contracts 3.6% in February

The rate of price rise in the food basket accelerated to 4.94% in March. Meanwhile, manufacturing sector output declined by 3.7% and mining output slipped 5.5% in February.

Defence

Representational image. | A file photo of a UPEIDA board meeting. | Photo: Twitter/@upeidaofficial

67 MoUs, 22 deals signed, 17 given land — UP defence corridor project racing after 2 years

Response from foreign manufacturers has been lukewarm. But three big names including Tata Technologies have lined up to invest.

Why mosques in rear view mirror, like Kashi’s Gyanvapi, can crash India’s drive into future

Court’s order to ASI to survey Gyanvapi Mosque for remains of old Kashi Vishwanath Temple questions the optimism that Ayodhya wouldn’t be repeated.