Naveen Nair

  • Solar scam: LDF ends protests as Kerala govt agrees for probe 13-08-2013 07:45 PM

    The Left Front called off its protests in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday after the UDF government agreed for a judicial probe into the solar scam. Thousands had laid siege to the government secretariat for two days and Thiruvananthapuram had come to a grinding halt during the protest. ...
  • Kerala: Mother of three takes on mining mafia to save Kannur beaches 09-08-2013 10:53 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: It was not just IAS officers who were taking on mining mafia, now a mother of three has been taking on the mining mafia in Kerala to save the beaches of her hometown in Kannur. As the entire nation has been busy celebrating Eid, a Muslim woman with her...
  • Kerala: Child tortured by father, stepmother on ventilator support 19-07-2013 09:59 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: A five-year-old boy, who was allegedly brutally beaten up and tortured by his father and stepmother in Kerala's Kottayam, is critical and is on ventilator support. The Kerala government has taken custody of the child and arrested the father and the stepmother. A case of attempt to murder has...
  • Kerala: Father, stepmother torture fiveyearold child for 2 years 18-07-2013 09:24 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: In yet another instance of brutalities against children, a five-year-old landed at a government hospital in Kottayam in Kerala after being allegedly tortured by his father and stepmother for two years. The state government has adopted the child and lodged an attempt to murder case on the father and...
  • Protests over Kudankulam Plant reach Thiruvananthapuram 16-07-2013 02:49 PM

    Protests over the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant have reached Thiruvananthapuram after the reactor attained criticality. The fishermen have also gathered to express their solidarity for the protests. ...
  • Solar scam: UDF wants Kerala CM's ouster, Chandy holds tight 10-07-2013 10:01 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Even the heavy rain battering Thiruvananthapuram failed to dampen their spirits. The CPM led left front was out again in the streets demanding the resignation of the Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the solar scam. Even as shops were shut, the public transport system off roads and university examinations...
  • Solar panel scam: Congress backs embattled Kerala CM Oommen Chandy 09-07-2013 07:47 PM

    The Monsoon session of Kerala Assembly ended amidst chaos due to solar scam on Tuesday even as Chief Minister Oomen Chandy refused to quit from his post amidst protests called by CPM in Thiruvananthapuram, which has virtually turned into a war zone. ...
  • Won't quit over solar panel scam : Oommen Chandy 09-07-2013 06:09 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who has been facing pressure from the opposition to resign ever since the solar panel scam surfaced, told CNN-IBN on Tuesday that charges levelled against him are baseless and that he will not quit from his post. He said the allegations are a political...
  • Solar panel scam: Kerala Assembly adjourned sine die 09-07-2013 12:14 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Amide uproar over alleged involvement of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the solar panel scam, Kerala Assembly was on Tuesday adjourned sine die. Meanwhile, Kerala witnessed more protests on Tuesday with agitators demanding the resignation of Chandy. Police used water cannons to control protestors who tried to breakthrough barricades...
  • Solar panel scam: UDF backs Chandy as Oppn seeks his resignation 09-07-2013 08:59 AM

    Two of Chief Minister Oomen Chandy's staff members had been suspended in June after their involvement in the scam was revealed. ...
  • Despite stunted growth, Joby Mathews wins gold at World Arm Wrestling Championship 08-07-2013 03:50 PM

    New Delhi: Joby Mathew, a man who did not allow severe disabilities to come in the way of his ambitions, has won a gold medal at the World Arm Wrestling Championship. Despite having 60 per cent disability since birth, Mathew has also won 10 world medals in the last one...
  • Watch: Security tightened in temples across Kerala 08-07-2013 12:10 PM

    Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala is one of the most guarded temple in Kerala. The state government has decided a 5-tier security apparatus for the temple last year. After attack on the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, security is tightened in temples across the state. ...
  • Ishrat Jahan case: Victim's father says he'll take the fight to SC 05-07-2013 09:19 AM

    Kayamkulam: The father of one of the victims of the Ishrat Jahan encounter has said that the CBI has found that the Gujarat Police called Gujarat Chief Minister 27 times before. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Gopinath Pillai, Pranesh Kumar's father, said he will take the fight to the Supreme Court. "These...
  • Kochi: Actor Saurabh Shukla joins hands with an NRI to promote art 29-05-2013 12:09 PM

    Kochi: Performing arts in the county seldom gets its due. But when a noted actor and a successful businessman get together, even the most neglected gets noticed. This has resulted in the formation of a new cultural centre in Kochi. After wooing Mumbai and Delhi, actor-director Saurabh Shukla's masterpiece "Two...
  • Downfall of brand Sreesanth 24-05-2013 03:02 PM

    Once the poster-boy of cricket in Kerala, Sreesanth is probably hated and condemned like no one else. How has Brand Sreesanth taken a hit? Naveen Nair gets us this story. ...
  • Kerala: ChandyChennithala rift a cause of worry for Congress 24-05-2013 10:10 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: As the Congress led-UDF government completes three years in Kerala, there are more reasons to worry than cheer. The simmering rivalry between Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and state Congress President Ramesh Chennithala has now become an open conflict. An interview given to the New Indian Express has now openly...
  • Kerala: Poor healthcare leading to infant deaths 24-05-2013 08:04 AM

    Attapadi: 22 infant deaths in four months due to poor nutrition and inadequate healthcare has left the tribal belt of Attapadi in Kerala devastated. The tribal belt of Attapadi in Kerala has never had it so bad. "I was only eight months pregnant. The delivery was unexpected and at night...
  • IPL 6 spotfixing: Shock and dismay among Sreesanth fans in Kochi 17-05-2013 12:48 PM

    Kochi: As more details pour in about the IPL 6 spot-fixing probe, there is shock and dismay among cricket fans, especially in Kochi. The fans still can't believe that their boy, S Sreesanth, is involved. Sreesanth, the man who was once Kerala's pride, may have let his team, his state...
  • I feel cheated, CM shielded my husband: Kerala exforest minister's wife 03-04-2013 03:40 PM

    The wife of the former Forest Minister of Kerala KB Ganesh Kumar has said that she was abused by her husband. ...
  • Kerala exminister's marital spat rocks Assembly, Oppn says CM must quit 02-04-2013 07:59 PM

    The Opposition alleged Oommen Chandy "misled" the House over the complaint by former Kerala minister Ganesh Kumar's wife. ...
  • Kerala: 8yrold infected with HIV virus; govt orders probe 28-03-2013 07:34 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: A young life put in jeopardy, thanks to a blatant medical negligence. In Kerala, an eight-year-old girl's life is in danger, after she was given blood infected with HIV. The child had undergone several blood transfusions at the Calicut Medical College and the district hospital in Wayanad as she...
  • Kerala: 8yearold girl tests HIV positive after blood transfusion 28-03-2013 10:28 AM

    Mananthavady: In a shocking incident, an eight-year-old girl in Kerala has been transfused with HIV infected blood. The state government claims they have a confirmation that the child was given infected blood at a government hospital. The child, a thalassemia patient, has undergone numerous blood transfusions over the past seven...
  • Suryanelli gangrape case: Court sends notice to Kurien 27-03-2013 02:15 PM

    Kerala: A Kerala district court on Wednesday sent a notice to Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha PJ Kurien and five others in connection with the Suryanelli gangrape case, after the survivor filed a fresh petition demanding Kurien be made an accused. A similar attempt by the survivor early in 2013...