articles by Rejimon K


MEA official says illegal emigration cause of high suicide rate among Indians in Gulf; activists say there's more to it

In 2017 alone, 322 Indians committed suicide in four Gulf nations, higher than the 303 recorded in 2016. Loss of jobs and nationalisation are believed to the reasons behind this.


Sterlite protests: In 2,445-page report on Thoothukudi police firing, civil society groups accuse officers of arson, stone-pelting

Police firing had killed 13 people at the Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi in May, and the arson and stone-pelting had added to the chaos and violence.


Number of Indians committing suicide in Gulf countries rose to 322 in 2017 from 303 in 2016, reveals RTI reply

According to the RTI, the highest number of suicides among Indians was recorded in Saudi Arabia at 117, followed by 116 in UAE, 46 in Oman and 43 in Kuwait.


Through Karinthandan, I'd like to show the rise and fight of a real tribal leader: Director Leela Santhosh

Leela Santhosh, a 30-year-old female director from Wayanad, has announced her first directorial venture Karinthandan, in which 2016 State Award winner Vinayakan will be playing the lead role.


Nipah virus: Kerala districts wear deserted look as 2,000 kept under observation; businesses strained, NRIs stranded

A senior official from the directorate of health services said around 2,000 people who interacted with Nipah-infected have been kept under observation


Kerala: Apart from Nipah, other diseases like dengue are returning to state due to an anti-science approach

Lack of social hygiene and an anti-science attitude among people is bringing back several infectious diseases that were eradicated decades ago in Kerala.


Dying overseas: 7,000 bodies of Indians stranded abroad, bureaucratic and financial hurdles stand in way of bringing them home

According to a parliamentary paper, 7,694 bodies of Indians were stranded in foreign countries in 2015.


Cyclone Mekunu prompts evacuation of hundreds of Indians in Oman, volunteer groups offer assistance

Hundreds of Indians have been evacuated from low-lying areas in Oman, where cyclone Mekunu was expected to make a landfall.


Nipah virus: Life limps back to normalcy after scare in Kerala, but travel advisory remains in four districts

Deserted streets in several parts of Kozhikode district are gradually coming back to life. Locals who fled in fear of the fatal Nipah virus (NiV) that killed 11 people are gradually returning home.


Nipah virus: Kerala locks down Sooppikkada village; people, animals evacuated and kept under observation

Nipah, which was first identified during an outbreak in Kampung Sungai Nipah, Malaysia in 1998, is primarily carried by fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family.


Indian embassy in Kuwait recognises 6 agencies to recruit nurses and prevent exploitation by private agents

The Indian embassy in Kuwait has recognised six state-run agencies to recruit nurses from India.


Mangaluru Police rescue woman kept captive by family for relationship with Muslim; couple say they 'don't want repeat of Hadiya case'

After Mangaluru police rescued a Hindu woman allegedly confined by her mother for falling in love with a Muslim man, her lover said he has lost all hope.


Draft coastal regulations facilitate NDA's Sagarmala project but fishermen, environmentalists feel threatened

One such venture that the NDA government has been trying to implement is the Rs 8 trillion Sagarmala Project.


Supreme Court verdict diluting SC/ST Atrocities Act will increase caste-based violence, fear Dalit activists

Human rights activists and Dalit leaders worry that the apex court's ruling will lead to an increase in atrocities committed against Dalits and other religious minorities


SR Sreejith one of many custodial deaths in Kerala as over 1,000 cops under scanner for criminal activities

SR Sreejith is not the only victim of police excess in Kerala as a response to an RTI query revealed that over 1,000 police officers in the state are being probed for various criminal activities including custodial torture.


Rohingya refugees look forward to Supreme Court verdict on 9 April, hope to get favourable ruling

Rohingya refugees await in anxiety as the Supreme Court decides on their fate on 9 April.


International Migration Day: Not just tweets, MEA must safeguard Indian migrants from trafficking, push for rehabilitation

Unskilled migrant workers are duped, trafficked and exploited in all stages of migration. The Indian govt needs to focus on their safety, rehabilitation.


As Kerala mulls liquor vending machines, NGO releases report saying 34% people consume alcohol everyday

At a time when the Kerala government is mulling installing liquor vending machines in the state, an NGO has come out with an alarming report that claims 34 percent of the state's population consume alcohol everyday


President Ram Nath Kovind wins accolades from Left in Kerala for praising the state

During his visit to Kerala on Friday, Kovind called the state the 'Global face of India'.


Qatar steps up efforts to protect migrant workers' rights, but activists are not celebrating just yet

The Qatari government is initiating wide-ranging reforms in its labour system to protect and respect migrant workers’ rights. Migrant workers constitute 88 percent of the population there.