Articles by TK Devasia
Aug 14, 2018
Water levels in Kerala reservoirs recede and rains slow down: Diseases emerge as new threat in the stateThe biggest threat staring at Kerala after the rains is a host of water-borne diseases caused by mosquitoes and bacteria.
Aug 12, 2018
Kerala floods: Environmentalists blame destruction of eco-sensitive zones, want controversial amendment to wetland Act scrappedIn recent years, landslides have been occurring in Kerala frequently during the monsoon
Aug 10, 2018
Unrelenting rains force Kerala authorities to open dams' shutters; experts blame poor planning for scale of spateThe rain fury that left a trail of destruction across Kerala since 8 August has subsided but the water that it has brought to reservoirs of many major and minor dams continues to haunt a large segment of people in the state.
Aug 09, 2018
Kerala rains: As shutters of 23 dams are opened to release excess water, Pinarayi Vijayan seeks army's assistanceThe southwest monsoon has brought huge miseries to people across Kerala with heavy rains since its onset on 29 May.
Aug 08, 2018
Kerala: Idukki murders only tip of iceberg as black magic, occult practices take over India's most literate stateA huge demand for a law to deal with superstitious beliefs and occult practices echoed across Kerala last year, when a youth who was engaged in supernatural experiments brutally killed his parents, sister and aunt in Thiruvananthapuram
Aug 05, 2018
Course of investigation in Kerala nun sex abuse case proves police, govt are trying to shield accused bishopThe Kerala nun filed a complaint over a month ago, accusing Jalandhar diocese Bishop Franco Mulakkal of raping her 13 times between 2014 and 2016.
Aug 04, 2018
Janmabhumi takes on Mathrubhumi: BJP mouthpiece in Kerala tries to cash in on 'Meesha' row, campaigns against dailyGroups had protested against 'Meesha' for portraying Hindu women as "sex objects", and the Mathrubhumi magazine had published excerpts from the novel.
Aug 03, 2018
As BJP leader K Surendran targets Kerala's Bengali migrant workers, activists fear for social harmony of stateMigrant workers from north-eastern states have been feeling insecure in Kerala in the aftermath of the cold-blooded murder of a 21-year-old college student allegedly by a migrant labourer from West Bengal at Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district on 30 July
Aug 01, 2018
PS Sreedharan Pillai's appointment as Kerala BJP chief may placate minorities, but will that help the party?The appointment of PS Sreedharan Pillai as BJP's Kerala president is seen as an indication that the saffron party will be softening its Hindutva line.
Jul 28, 2018
Kerala sex-for-silence scandal: NCW's recommendation to abolish confession in church stirs row in KeralaNational Commission for Women’s recommendation for abolition of the practice of confession in Christian church in the country has stirred a hornet’s nest in Kerala, where Christians constitute about 18 percent of the state’s 33.1-million population.