Articles by TK Devasia
Dec 10, 2017
Kerala's rehabilitation package after Cyclone Ockhi sidesteps loss of livelihood of fishermenThe rehabilitation package announced by the Kerala government after Cyclone Ockhi is silent on the possible loss of livelihood of thousands of fishermen.
Dec 07, 2017
Evicted from Kerala home, Dalit family become latest flashpoint in power struggle within ruling LDFThe tug of war between the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the CPI, the two senior partners of Kerala’s ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF), has taken a new turn with the latter offering protection to a Dalit family thrown out of their home, allegedly by CPM workers this week.
Dec 04, 2017
Cyclone Ockhi: With 96 fishermen still missing, Kerala govt under fire for lax response to disasterFishermen's families have enough reasons not to trust the Kerala govt's rescue efforts after Cyclone Ockhi, given its lax response to IMD's weather alerts.
Dec 03, 2017
Cyclone Ockhi's devastating effect could have been reduced if state disaster officials had acted promptlyExperts believe that the devastation caused by Cyclone Ockhi could have been reduced, had the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) risen to the occasion.
Dec 01, 2017
Kerala’s 'zero-waste' Alappuzha among top five cities in UN list to successfully manage solid wasteAlappuzha, often called "Venice of East", was recognised by the UN for its solid waste management alongside cities like Osaka, Ljubljana, Penang and Cajica.
Nov 28, 2017
Kerala love jihad case: Despite SC relief, Hadiya unlikely to be left alone by communal forcesWhile the Sangh Parivar has asserted it will continue to stand by Hadiya’s father Ashokan, various Muslim organisations have reiterated their support to the couple
Nov 23, 2017
Dileep may get double life term if convicted in assault case, but lack of credible witness a concernAs many as 50 witnesses in the case are from the film fraternity, who have connections with Dileep. A key witness is Manju Warrier, who was the first to talk about a conspiracy in the case.
Nov 22, 2017
Kerala's ruling LDF split wide open: CPM-CPI rift over anti-encroachment drive, Thomas Chandy spills onto streetsThe rift between the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Communist Party of India (CPI), its number two partner in Kerala’s ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) over land encroachments has escalated into direct confrontation with both parties taking to the streets.
Nov 16, 2017
Thomas Chandy's resignation averts constitutional crisis in Kerala, but Pinarayi Vijayan may regret going slow on 'tainted' ministerA constitutional crisis in Kerala has been averted with Transport Minister Thomas Chandy resigning from the 18-month-old Pinarayi Vijayan government, but the issue may continue to haunt the Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) for a long time.
Nov 14, 2017
No help in sight for Kerala's women and children stuck inside Islamic State territory even as India brands them 'terrorists'Police investigations have revealed that at least 30 percent of the 100 Keralites who joined the Islamic State territories are women and children