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A church in Kottayam, Kerala | Photo: Fatima Khan | ThePrint

Tensions between Kerala Muslims and Christians need to be sorted. The Sangh is watching

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.
Professor TJ Joseph in an interview with Al Jazeera after the attack. | Photo credit: YouTube/Al Jazeera English

How I got into trouble in Kerala for setting a question paper with the word ‘Muhammed’ in it

In his autobiography, 'A Thousand Cuts', professor T.J. Joseph recounts the experience during and after the 2010 event that changed his life.

Stringent lockdown to be enforced wherever Covid spread is at critical levels: Kerala govt

The lockdown will be in force in areas where the Weekly Infection Population Ratio is above 10 and the areas will be notified by the DDMA, an order from Chief Secretary VP Joy said.
(Representational image) File photo of CPI(M) flags at Choonadu village in Kerala | Photo: Jyoti Malhotra/ThePrint

CPM inducts Congress defectors in Kerala, in move away from insistence on ideological purity

In the last month alone, the CPI(M) in Kerala has welcomed three senior former Congress leaders, and more are likely to follow suit. 

SC ‘satisfied’ with Kerala govt’s efforts, allows it to hold offline exams for Class 11

A two-judge bench of the top court Friday dismissed a plea challenging the Kerala HC order refusing to interfere with the state govt's decision to hold physical exams amid pandemic.
Fathima Thahiliya, who was removed as national vice-president of the Muslim Student Federation Monday | Twitter/@thahiliya

Kerala’s IUML under fire for disbanding women’s wing that complained of sexual harassment 

IUML Monday also removed its student outfit’s vice-president as she came out in support of the complainants. Party has accused its women student wing of ‘indiscipline’. 
Representational image of foreign currency | Pixabay

Kerala-based Islamic NGO ‘clearly violated’ foreign currency Act, so govt suspended its licence

Markazul Ighasathil Kairiyathil Hindiyya, a Kozhikode-based NGO, allegedly did not inform Centre of details of foreign funding, or maintain proper account.
The family of Nimisha alias Fatima | Illustration: Manisha Yadav/ThePrint

Taliban back, desperate Kerala families hope couples who fled to Afghanistan for ISIS can return

ThePrint travelled across Kerala to meet families of those who joined ISIS in Afghanistan, to find some harbouring hopes of reconciliation & others resigned to never seeing them again.  
Paramilitary soldiers check identity cards of voters before they enter a polling station during the 5th phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Howrah district, West Bengal, on May 6, 2019 | Swapan Mahapatra | PTI Photo

New study finds how Kerala-Bengal decided who to vote for between Centre and state in 2019

Jindal and Carleton university scholars studied Junglemahal and Thiruvananthapuram voters to find they accurately attributed responsibility between Centre and state govts.
Animal Husbandry department and forest officials collect bats from a well of a house after the outbreak of 'Nipah' virus

As Nipah returns to Kerala, a look at lethal virus that left 17 dead in the state in 2018

Nipah is transmitted from animals to humans and causes fever, headache, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, and vomiting. Deaths can occur in 40-75% cases.

On Camera

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A screen shows a broadcast of Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking at a ceremony marking the centenary of the Chinese Community Party, taking place at Tiananmen Square, in Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

How the World Bank scandal is linked to Xi Jinping regime’s growing sense of entitlement

The Ease of Doing Business report and its deserved demise should not worry us. Concern about what will follow next.

Power outage risks increase as India’s coal stockpiles plunge to 3-year low

Heavy rains in mining regions are worsening coal supply crisis. The dwindling supplies also come at a time when electricity consumption has been strong due to revival in economic activity.

Defence

The C-295 aircraft | Airbus.com

India signs mega deal for 56 Airbus C-295 aircraft — here’s what lies ahead

The aircraft have a 5-10 tonne capacity, are capable of operating from semi-prepared strips and has a rear ramp door for quick reaction and para dropping of troops and cargo.

Modi at 71 has zero challenge. But one CM is emulating him, a divisive, rising BJP star

Yogi has put high command in a tough situation. If he doesn’t win UP next year, it will set back BJP’s prospects in 2024. If he wins, it will be seen as his win as much as theirs.
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