The decline of Kallai’s timber industry

By Zenobia Khaleel KOZHIKODE: As one gazes down the Kallai Bridge to the listless river below, the log strewn water, the floating debris, and the overcrowded banks paint a sorry picture that belies Kallai’s glorious past and the focal part it played in shaping the commercial landscape of Calicut. In its long sustained heyday, the Kallai timber industry was second ...

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Google gives new digital twist to Ramzan tradition

As the world Muslims begin fasting during the holy month of Ramzan from Friday, Google has come out with some venerable Ramzan traditions online. Besides, sharing the Islamic prayers live from Mecca on a dedicated YouTube channel, it will attract millions of people from around the world to experience and comment on the event through video. “Ramadan is about more ...

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Necrophilia and Uncooked Meat

By Shajahan Madampat The cyberspace is abuzz with discussions on yet another fatwa, this time from a Moroccan cleric who declared necrophilia lawful. According to the cleric, it is religiously permissible for a man to have sex with his dead wife provided it is done within six hours of death. Although the fatwa seems to have been issued some time ...

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God’s Particle or Future energy source for the entire mankind?

CERN experiments observe particle consistent with long-sought Higgs boson CERN, the Geneva-based European Organization for Nuclear Research, will soon turn into a Mecca for the world physicists with its pathbreaking research into confirming that there exists a new particle in the mass region around 125-126 GeV, which is scientifically known as Higgs Boson but for commoners the “God’s Particle” narrated ...

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India all set to roll out ‘free-medicines-for-all scheme’ but corruption stalks in vicinity

India has set aside Rs.100 crore for providing free medicines to all patients attending a government hospital fom October under the free-medicines-for-all scheme. Nearly 22 percent of the country’s population is dependent upon the government hospitals which is expected to increase to 52 percent by 2017. Currently, there are 160,000 divisional hospitals, 23,000 primary health centres, 5,000 community health centres ...

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Why Jagan’s party won in AP by-elections?

YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) of Jaganmohan Reddy will remain a test of confused political message for many parties in future. Whether it was Telugu Desam or the ruling Congress, both were confident to sideline YSR Congress this time but to their dismay, it romped home with a thundering 15 out of 18 assembly seats belittling the Telangana versus Andhra divisions. ...

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