articles by Naveen Nair

India

Thrissur Pooram 2017: After last year's Kollam tragedy, government takes sting out of festival

Following the Puttangal fireworks tragedy of 2016, the Central government curbs fireworks displays and the state government beefs up security

India

Kerala cops arrest Jishnu Prannoy's mother, who is seeking justice for son's death

The mother of Jishnu Prannoy, the engineering student who had committed suicide, following harassment by college authorities, was on Wednesday pushed down and dragged on the road before being bundled into a police van by Thiruvanathapuram’s cops right in front of the police headquarters.

India

Jacob Thomas row: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan shunts out vigilance head despite assurances in Kerala Assembly

It is not just the BJP that is sensing foul play in the sudden removal of Thomas. The Congress-led UDF (United Democratic Front) which is the principal Opposition is also calling the chief minister’s bluff.

Politics

Malappuram bypoll: BJP’s shifting view on beef-eating emerges through Kerala politics

Even as the BJP state governments across the country go on a drive to protect cows from slaughter houses, the party’s Lok Sabha by-election candidate in Malappuram in north Kerala has other ideas.

Politics

AK Saseendran sting: Mangalam TV admits to honey-trapping Kerala minister

The ‘phone sex’ saga which led to the resignation of Kerala Transport Minister AK Saseendran has come a full circle as a beleaguered Mangalam TV openly admitted on Thursday night that it was indeed a ‘honey trap’ that brought down the minister.

India

'Mangalam TV’s sting on AK Saseendran was a honey trap', claims staffer who quit in protest

What was thought to be a sting operation on AK Saseendran by Mangalam TV, has now emerged as a case of the news channel undertaking a planned 'honey trap'.

India

Wadakancherry rape: Insensitivity by police sparks anger; woman victimised due to politics again

Akkara was referring to what is now being called the Wadakancherry rape case.

India

Kochi substance abuse skyrockets: Kerala government points to worrying trends of drug use

The state’s financial capital, Kochi may soon be christened ‘narcotics’ own city’ if the latest figures released by the state government is anything to go by.

India

Jisha murder aftermath: Govt introduces social security scheme to protect migrants

The Kerala state government is all set to bring in a social security scheme to ensure that the migrants working in Kerala are assimilated into its society.