articles by Mydeen Abdul Kader

India

In Kanyakumari, Christian fisherfolk suspect foul play in mass deletion of voters' names, cite opposition to Sagarmala as reason

The Christian fisherfolk community in Kanyakumari is seeking a re-election in the Lok Sabha constituency, alleging a conspiracy to silence them through mass deletion of names of voters from fishing villages, for protesting against the BJP-led Central government's scheme to develop the coastline under the Sagarmala project

Politics

In fireworks capital Sivakasi, crackers ban may impact electoral outcome despite AIADMK-BJP promise for resolution

Firecracker industry owners and workers in Sivakasi, which is part of Virudhunagar Lok Sabha seat, which polled on 18 APril, have been protesting since November 2018 in the hope that electoral compulsions will force the Tamil Nadu government to announce some relief for them and grant them exemption from the new norms

India

Tamil Nadu woman given HIV-infected blood was dissuaded by Sivakasi officials from filing FIR: 'They should've given me poison instead'

Preliminary inquiries revealed that donor is a 21-year-old from Sivakasi who donated blood on 30 Nov. According to a relative of the donor, they had no knowledge of his HIV status at that time and he had come along with a female relative who needed a blood transfusion.

India

Cyclone Gaja leaves trail of destruction in Tamil Nadu; 26 people killed, over 1 lakh in relief camps

Cyclone Gaja has caused major damage in Thanjavur district’s Pattukottai and Adirampattinam and in Pudukkottai and Karaikal districts.

India

Sixteen-year-old girl in Tamil Nadu's Dharmapuri dies after being raped, assaulted; parents, relatives stage protests

A sixteen-year-old tribal girl succumbed to her injuries at the government hospital in Dharmapuri on 10 November, after she was allegedly raped by two youths.

India

Tamil Nadu teen beheaded for rejecting neighbour's advances: Activists accuse police of inaction, politicos of ignorance

Activists have accused the government and media of turning a blind eye because the victim was a Dalit.