Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

Topic: Wayanad

Walking librarian — the Kerala woman who distributes over 500 books a month on foot

Residents of the hilly Mothakkara village in Kerala’s Wayanad district had no easy access to books at the library. Then Radhamani took matters into her own hands.

Rahul Gandhi calls out Kamal Nath’s ‘item’ remark, says it’s unfortunate

Stating that he didn't like or appreciate the type of language used by Kamal Nath, Rahul Gandhi said one cannot treat women with disrespect.

Rahul Gandhi to visit Wayanad from 19 October, review pandemic situation

The Congress leader will reach Kozhikode on October 19 and take part in a review meet on the pandemic, & visit the government hospital at Mananthavady on October 21.

Kerala priest Vadakkumchery defrocked — the 2016 rape case against him and its many twists

From the victim naming her father as accused to recanting her own statement, the rape case against Kerala priest Robin Vadakkumchery unfolded in a confounding manner.

Does Ram Guha blame Modi voters like Rahul’s? A historian’s job is to assess, not admonish

Guha blamed Keralites for electing Rahul Gandhi to Parliament from Wayanad. He should instead congratulate them for saying a loud no to BJP.

Girl dies from snakebite in Wayanad classroom, Rahul Gandhi demands audit of schools

Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi wrote to the Kerala govt and education department asking for an infrastructure audit of public schools in the constituency.

Nurse Rahul Gandhi met in Wayanad was present at his birth, but viral tweet calls it ‘scam’

A viral tweet wrongly claims Rajamma Vavathil, a retired nurse, was 13 years old at the time of Rahul Gandhi’s birth at a Delhi hospital where she on duty.

‘Kerala as dear as Varanasi’: Modi woos state as Rahul visits Wayanad constituency

In a rally, PM Modi said he thanked the people of Kerala for their participation in the elections, even though the BJP has no MP from the state.

Congress slams Election Commission’s clean chit to PM Modi

The Congress party criticised the Election Commission, and sought action against PM Modi's 'divisive' speech in Wardha on 1 April.

Rahul Gandhi’s Wayanad actually has more links to Ramayana than Amit Shah’s ‘Pakistan’

So entrenched is Wayanad with the Ramayana — a result of an oral tradition rendered by the district's tribals — that 30 places are named after the epic.

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inequality report

Dear Oxfam, stop looking for inequality in India, go back to distributing blankets

Oxfam India's 2022 report titled makes sweeping recommendations to fight 'extreme inequality', including reintroducing a ‘wealth tax’. Oxfam, leave economics alone.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.