Articles by Ashraf Padanna
Feb 22, 2018
CPM leaders, cyberbullies hound wife of slain dissident leader; force her to plead for security at party headquartersThe government calls peace meetings after every killing, and political parties vow it would be the last. There were many such meetings in Kannur during the 21 months of CPM rule.
Dec 19, 2017
Three weeks after Cyclone Ockhi devastated Kerala, wives and families of missing fishermen refuse to give up hopeThe operation to rescue fishermen dragged into sea by Cyclone Ockhi has brought scores of dead bodies ashore. But going by how long the list of missing people is, the casualties could go even higher as the days go by.
Dec 12, 2017
Protests mount in Kerala’s coastal villages as Cyclone Ockhi leave behind death, devastation; fisherfolk cry govt apathyAnger towards the state and central govt is rising across coastal villages in Kerala as families of fishermen, who went missing after Cyclone Ockhi hit the Arabian Sea, fear an uncertain future
Nov 30, 2017
Rahul Gandhi to address UDF's Padayorukkam rally in Kerala: Congress scion's 'resurgence' a boost for party workersPolitical analysts feel that Rahul Gandhi's emergence at the centre-stage has raised the morale of party workers in Kerala.
Nov 26, 2017
Kerala's culture of 'jungle justice', political violence and strikes hurting tourism sector, the only industry that thrives in stateHospitality providers feel the return of "jungle justice" would severely affect tourism, the only industry that thrives in the state — apart from the export of skilled labour to West Asia that earns Rs 1.5 trillion a year
Oct 15, 2017
Vengara bypoll results: BJP’s dismal performance shows party's Hindutva politics has failed to impress KeralaThe Vengara bypoll result was the most humiliating for BJP, which is on a mission to make inroads into deep south before the 2019 General Elections to Lok Sabha
Oct 06, 2017
'Failed' Janaraksha Yatra proves Hindutva ideology is burden on BJP in Kerala: Amit Shah's 'faulty' strategy falls flatThe lukewarm response Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s roadshow — Janaraksha Yatra — in Kerala received this week and party chief Amit Shah's decision to abandon subsequent events leaving the state leaders in the lurch proved the saffron party had to do a lot of homework on India's most literate state.
Sep 10, 2017
Malayalam actress assault case: 60 days after Dileep was arrested, a look at developmentsThe police are yet to frame formal charges against Dileep. He will be entitled to bail after the 90-day period, when his detention will end.
Sep 04, 2017
RSS activist's murder in Kerala: CBI tightening noose around CPM's P Jayarajan, a suspect in multiple political killingsJayarajan was a high-value target for the BJP in its long-drawn blood feud with the Marxists, and he had suffered near-fatal injuries in the attempt on his life.
Jul 08, 2017
Kerala nurses' protest against paltry pay draws huge support from diasporaKerala is witnessing a "jasmine revolution" thanks to its nursing diaspora spread across the world whose remittances also help the consumerist state's economy to stay afloat.