Photos: Protests against rail fare hike across India
The recent move by the railway ministry to hike rail fares across India resulted in a large number of protests, with even NDA ally Shiv Sena opposing the hike.
Kerala polls: BJP gets another chance to make inroads, but prevailing in coastal state seems improbable
Even if NDA manages to win the support of majority of the Hindu votes, it may not help the alliance in winning much seats since the Hindu population is only 57 percent in the state. Of this, Ezhavas, who constitute about 24 percent of the Hindu population, is the backbone of the Communists
Kerala Assembly Election 2021, Aranmula profile: CPM's Veena George wrested seat from Congres in 2016, seeks return
George had won the election from Aranmula in 2016 with a margin of 7,646 votes defeating then-incumbent Congress MLA Advocate K Sivadasan Nair; both are back in the fray
Kerala Assembly Election 2021, Thiruvalla profile: JDS' Mathew T Thomas seeks fourth consecutive term
JDS' Advocate Mathew T Thomas won his third consecutive term from Thiruvalla in 2016, however, his vote share had dropped from 49.97 percent in 2011 to 41.28 percent in 2016