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Sabarimala temple in Kerala | PTI

How Kerala plans to manage Sabarimala season as temple reopens amid Covid surge

Although Kerala initially managed its coronavirus outbreak effectively, since July, its administration has been struggling to contain the spike in cases.
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Low Covid death rate removed fear of virus from people’s minds in Kerala — Governor Arif Khan

In interview to ThePrint, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan all praise for LDF government in state, saying it has been 'overactive' in dealing with the crisis.
A screenshot of Kerala-based vlogger Vijay P. Nair, who is accused of making 'indecent' comments against activists. | Photo: YouTube

Kerala cyber cell arrests YouTuber who made ‘vulgar’ remarks about feminists in his video

Vijay P Nair was arrested two days after group of activists assaulted him in Thiruvananthapuram over his video titled ‘Why feminists in India and Kerala do not wear underwear’.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan | Photo: Commons

Congress-led UDF moves no-confidence motion against Pinarayi Vijayan govt in Kerala

Congress legislator V D Satheeshan moved the motion, saying the Chief Minister's office was 'hijacked' by the gold smuggling gang. A no-confidence motion was being brought after 15 years.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan | Photo: Commons

Kerala not reporting ‘nearly half’ of its Covid deaths, expert panel says process ambiguous

Govt-constituted panel's report says procedure of counting Covid deaths should be in accordance with criteria prescribed by WHO, ICMR. Kerala officials say not doing anything wrong.
File photo of Onam celebrations in Kerala | ANI

Use local flowers this Onam, CM Vijayan tells Kerala as Covid threat casts shadow on festival

Onam is the harvest festival of Kerala, and special floral carpets called pookalams form an integral part of the celebrations. The festival will be observed on 30 August.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan | Photo: Commons

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, 3 more ministers go into self-quarantine as precautionary move

The ministers had all come in contact of Malappuram district collector K Gopalakrishnan, who tested positive Friday.
Medical staff members wear masks and protective suits outside an isolation ward in Kochi | PTI Photo

Three reasons why Kerala’s Covid success is beginning to get a reality check 

Kerala has seen a surge in Covid cases this week — 1,322 in just 3 days — particularly in Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam district, sparking fears of community transmission.
Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala | Commons

Padmanabhaswamy verdict can reduce the rich temple to go to Communists with a begging bowl

The Supreme Court has also ordered a 25-year audit of the Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Even scam-tainted promoters or companies have not had to face such long-term audits.
A rubber plantation in Kerala | Wikimedia commons

Why Kerala is planning to allow its famed plantations to grow exotic fruits

Lockdown, falling rubber prices & a reeling plantation sector have all forced the LDF govt to have a relook at land laws, considered sacrosanct in the state. 

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The victim's pyre burns amid heavy police presence in her village, Boolgarhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrintIndia

Dear upper caste Indians, Hathras is not another Nirbhaya. It is a Khairlanji

From Kilvenmani massacre in 1968 to the Chunduru massacre in 1991 to the Khairlanji atrocity in 2006, Dalits have been vainly hoping to access legal justice in India.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India’s tendency towards self-sufficiency will prove crippling, says economy expert Martin Wolf

Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator at The Financial Times, said a Joe Biden govt will be 'more hostile' toward China, during a conversation with Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief of ThePrint.


INS Vikramaditya | @DefenceDecode | Twitter

Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.