Dakshina Muraleedharan

  • Kerala women farmers battling all odds to save green paddy fields 15-11-2012 09:01 AM

    Malappuram (Kerala): Women farmers in Malappuram are battling against all odds to save their land. In God's own country, shocking reports have come to light on the green paddy fields, which are one of the attractions in the state - the 9 lakh hectares of the 1970s has now shrunk...
  • Kerala: 8-yr-old batting genius is Internet sensation 02-11-2012 08:48 AM

    Malappuram: Eight-year-old Krishna Narayan is an Internet sensation. But wait. It's not because of his singing talents or dancing skills. It's because of his batting technique. Krishna became a rage when his father posted a video of his batting skills on YouTube. In fact, one of his recent videos attracted...
  • False hijack alarm: DGCA seeks report from airport 19-10-2012 08:27 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Angry passengers aboard a Abu Dhabi-Kochi Air India Express flight on Friday triggered high drama at Thiruvananthapuram airport, Kerala. The woman pilot called in a hijack alert after a few passengers allegedly tried to barge into the cockpit. The passengers were upset that the flight had been redirected to...
  • Kochi: Teacher accused of sexual abuse roams free 19-10-2012 07:22 AM

    Kochi: A shocking tale of sexual abuse which authorities at a school in Kochi allegedly tried to supress. The victim, a class VIII student, said that his complaint against a teacher fell on deaf ears. Raju (name changed) said, "On September 17, I went along with my friends to our...
  • Kottayam: Kids sexually abused at a juvenile home 11-10-2012 08:49 AM

    Kottayam: Two kids who lived in juvenile home in Kottayam, Kerala have finally spoken out against the atrocities carried out by the attackers, who were none other than caretakers and senior boys at the home. After months of abuse, two children have come forward with tales of how caretakers and...
  • Has Govt forgotten about the sailors held hostage by pirates? 01-10-2012 08:57 PM

    For over two years, 57-year-old TB Unnikrishan has been among the seven Indian sailors held by Somalian pirates. On September 28, 2010, their ship, Asphalt Venture, was hijacked while sailing from Kenya to Durban. ...
  • Fewer happy hours in Kerala? HC says drink after 5 pm 28-09-2012 08:10 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Coming down heavily on the alcohol menace in Kerala, the High Court has stepped in and in strong words, advised the state government to stop the sale and consumption of liquor before 5 pm. The High Court said, "To accomplish the objective of reduction in consumption, not only sale...
  • Kudankulam: Villagers form human chain in sea 13-09-2012 07:01 PM

    Hundreds of villagers formed a human chain along the coastline of Idinthikarai in south Tamil Nadu. ...
  • Kudankulam protesters form human chains in sea 13-09-2012 03:33 PM

    The villagers protesting against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant on Thursday entered sea water and started a 'Jal Satyagraha' demanding the loading of uranium fuel in the reactors be stopped. ...
  • Ready to die, will continue to protest: Kudankulam activist 13-09-2012 12:08 PM

    One of the Kudankulam activists said that they will continue to protest at sea and are ready to sacrifice their lives for the cause. ...
  • Kudankulam: Protests spread, activists on fast 11-09-2012 07:19 PM

    Kudankulam: Protests have intensified against the nuclear power plant at Kudankulamin Tirunellveli-Kattabomman district of Tamil Nadu with activist and Peoples Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) Convenor SP Udayakumar threatening to court arrest along with other leaders if the plant is operationalised while senior lawyer Prasant Bhushan moved the Supreme Court...
  • Kudankulam: Anti-nuke protest in Tamil Nadu claims first life 10-09-2012 11:48 PM

    The situation remains tense at Tuticorin railway station in the neighbouring district from where protesters have been attempting to travel to Kudankulam. ...
  • TN: Protestors renew anti-Kudankulam agitation 10-09-2012 08:38 AM

    Kudankulam: The situation in Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu is tense as locals have renewed their agitation in a big way against the nuclear plant. They are protesting against the loading of nuclear fuel in the reactors, which is likely to get done over the next few days. Once again, the...
  • TN: Anti-nuke protests in Kudankulam erupt again 09-09-2012 10:40 PM

    Police however have imposed section 144 in around the Kudankulam nuclear plant and closed all entry points. ...
  • TN: Protesters begin march to Kudankulam N-plant 09-09-2012 02:33 PM

    Idinthakarai: As hundreds of protesters gathered in Idinthakarai to carry out a peaceful march to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, police blocked all main roads to the plant. The tight security arrangements by the police have, however, failed to deter the protesters who said if the police would stop them,...
  • Ground report: Sivakasi, a ticking time bomb 07-09-2012 09:10 PM

    Sivakasi: Images of the recent accident in Sivakasi are still fresh. But locals here seem to have resigned themselves to a fate of playing with fire. Rajeshwari lost here husband and son in a similar accident three years ago. Her elder son still works at one of the fireworks factories...
  • Sivakasi accident exposes the gap in fire safety 06-09-2012 09:05 PM

    Sivakasi: A day after 37 people lost their lives in a fire at a cracker factory in Sivakasi, serious questions are being raised about fire safety in a town the produces 98 per cent of India's Diwali fire works. The Tamil Nadu government has ordered a probe, but is too...
  • Postman runs charitable society for cancer patients 05-09-2012 10:02 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: A 56-year-old postman in Kerala is delivering an inspirational message by setting up a charitable society for cancer patients. Ordinary people can do extraordinary things - the 56-year-old, Babu is the true recipient of this adage. A postman by profession, Babu also saves the lives of many cancer patients....
  • Gym goers beware, killer steroids in supplements 03-09-2012 08:50 AM

    Kochi/New Delhi: A growing number of fitness gyms are selling and encouraging the use of body-building steroids. A family lost its young son Rijo to these drugs. "My son was very healthy and he used to go to the gym to maintain himself. His gym instructor lured him to take...
  • Kerala man who escaped al Qaeda returns home 20-08-2012 08:38 AM

    Calicut: A week after managing to escape from militant's captivity in Philippines, it was an emotional reunion for Kerala's Biju K. Biju was abducted in the Philippines by a militant group with alleged links to the al Qaeda. Fourteen months in captivity in an unknown land Biju K met his...
  • Reel life Gandhi wants to make a difference in real 16-08-2012 09:11 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Sixty-five-year-old George Paul, an actor, has played the role of Mahatma Gandhi more than 2,000 times. His reel life experience has now inspired him to make a difference in real life as well. Thanks to George Paul, little kids are getting to know the Father of The Nation better....
  • Philippines: Kerala man escapes al Qaeda, to return home 11-08-2012 10:11 PM

    Biju Kolara Veetil from Calicut was abducted in the Philippines, while visiting his in-laws. In July 2012, he miraculously escaped and is now is now safe in police custody, and is in touch with Indian officials, MEA spokesman Syed Akbaruddin tweeted. Veetil also hopes to head back home soon. ...
  • Shukkoor murder case: Kerala CPM leader arrested 01-08-2012 12:14 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: A senior Kerala Communist Party of India-Marxist leader has been arrested in connection with the murder of Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) worker Abdul Shukkoor. CPI-M leader P Jayarajan was arrested by the special police team investigating the Shukkoor murder case. The special team served a notice on Jayarajan...
  • CPM refrains from more action against Achuthanandan 24-07-2012 09:32 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: After publicly censuring VS Achuthanandan for violating party norms, CPM's central leadership has refrained from initiating any further proceeding against the veteran leader. The Pinarayi Vijayan faction, though, is disappointed by the decision of the central committee. After their meetings in Delhi the CPM's central leaders including Prakash Karat...
  • Kerala: Green warriors make town disease-free 09-07-2012 08:26 AM

    Changanassery: Be the change you seek. With this as his mantra, Mathews Mukkadan and his green warriors in the Changanassery town near Kottayam district in Kerala, work every single day to clean up the residential society they stay in. Following his footsteps are now 18 more colonies in the town....
  • Technology being used to evaluate Kerala temple wealth 09-07-2012 06:50 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The process of evaluating the treasures of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala continues. Priceless treasures found inside the vaults of the temple had attracted global attention last year. Raging debates had followed on where the wealth had come from and how it would be used. The head...
  • Explain use of elephants during festivals: Kerala HC 31-05-2012 09:00 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court has pulled up the state government and the Temple Devasom board over the use of elephants during temple festivals. The court issued a notice and sought an explanation for violating norms. CNN-IBN had earlier reported on numerous instances of violation and cases of elephants going...
  • Italian marines get bail, but can't leave Kochi 30-05-2012 09:08 PM

    Kochi: After being in jail for almost four months, the two Italian marines charged with the killing of two Indian fishermen were on Wednesday granted bail by the Kerala High Court, but with stringent conditions. The Kerala government has to ensure they do not leave the country. The marines, Latore...
  • Kerala: CPM distances itself from MM Mani controversy 28-05-2012 11:33 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Two days after MM Mani, a CPM leader in Kerala, sent out shock waves with his statements, the Congress-led state government initiated legal action him on Monday. The Idukki district secretary of the CPM had claimed his party killed its rivals, listing out specific incidents. Now, the police have...