Debating elections, debating development

The ongoing elections have created turmoil and churning in the society at an unprecedented level. Media, social sites and whatever platforms are there, are full of the intense debate about the so called ‘Gujarat Model’ the failures of the UPA II and related issues

Ice Cream Parlor Case: VS Achuthanandan Filed Additional Affidavit in Supreme Court

New Delhi: Kerala opposition leader VS Achuthanandan on Tuesday filed an additional affidavit over the controversial Ice Cream Parlor Case in which Minister for Industries and Information Technology P.K. Kunhalikutty is one among the accused. Achuthanandan alleged in the affidavit submitted in the Supreme Court today that the Special Investigation Team had shared its report before they were filed in a sealed envelope in the court. This in effect made the filing of police report in a sealed cover a farcical act. DGP Jacob Punnoose had earlier intervened in the investigation of this case. The presence of Jacob Punnoose, then IG, North Zone, in the meetings must be seen as contempt of court. It is a serious offence that the SIT held discussions and shared information with the Advocate-General, says the affidavit which was filed after obtaining a special permission from the Division Bench headed by Justice Ranjana Desai. According to Achuthanandan, on 2011 December 19 and 2012 January 28, the SIT investigating team held discussions and shared information with the Advocate-General. Since both these meetings happened before the filing of the findings of the investigation before the court in a sealed cover, it was a serious violation of justice. All of this points to a conspiration that helped Kunhalikutty and his co-accused, he alleges

Kerala Govt. protecting the vested interests of mafia groups: Madhav Gadgil

Kannur: Kerala Government is protecting the vested interests of certain mafia groups by choosing to implement the potentially harmful Kasturirangan report over the pro-people and pro-nature Gadgil Report, said Madhav Gadgil

High Court ordered CBI inquiry into CM’s ex-gunman’s land case

Kerala High Court today ordered a CBI inquiry into the land grab case in which Salim Raj,former gunman of chief minister Oommen Chandy was involved. The Civil bench of the High Court ordered CBI investigation in two cases today

Arvind Kejriwal was attacked in Varanasi

Varanasi: Ink was thrown at Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal allegedly by Bharatiya Janata Party workers in Varanasi, when he arrived here to kick start his election campaign against Narendra Modi

Amma and her organization terrorize and intimidate people: Gail Tredwell

Gail Tredwell was an unknown name to a majority of Keralites till last week. That was when ‘Holy Hell’

You can’t have a second censor board

Bilal A Jan, who directed the documentary which reveals the untold story of mass rape by the Indian Army in Kunan Poshpora in Kupawara district

The Hindu taking a ‘right’ turn?

The recent changes at the helm of The Hindu newspaper which saw the stepping down of Siddharth Varadarajan

Polarization with a difference: Muzaffarnagar Violence

Communal violence has been the bane of Indian society, more so from last three decades

Brutal Police Attack in Kathikudam and Demands Immediate Closure of Nitta Gelatin Co

In a shocking and highly condemnable incident police brutally attacked the peaceful