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Nidheesh M. K


Bengaluru, KA, India

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Past articles by Nidheesh:

Seeing the unseen: What living with disability means in flood-hit Kerala

The project represents a slice of flood-hit Kerala, one that explores what the state looks like through the vantage point of those who are elderly or living with some disability. → Read More

E-commerce festive hiring rescues jobless white-collar workers

Daily e-commerce shipments in the country have grown from 3.7 million during the pre-covid months to 5.1 million, post the virus outbreak. This is expected to rise to 22 million daily shipments during the festive season. → Read More

Temples to tap gold loans as covid-19 hits kitty

The covid-19 crisis may, however, give a renewed push to unlock vast reserves of temple gold in the country.Indian temples are known to possess enormous wealth, mostly in the form of gold → Read More

Kerala opposition moves no-confidence motion against Pinarayi Vijayan govt

The opposition brought up a series of issues, including the recent gold smuggling case, and corruption allegations in a housing project for the poor called 'Life Mission' → Read More

Covid-19: In a first, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan confirms community spread

Kerala's total confirmed cases reached 11,066 on Friday,.The state government moved to set up more first line treatment centers → Read More

Spike in Kerala Covid-19 cases, nearly one-third now spread via locals contacts

The state suspects it is a result of a super-spreader in one of the villages, reported the local media.A total of 3,561 patients have recovered so far, including 107 on Wednesday → Read More

Kerala gold smuggling case: State govt facing political heat

'It is absurd,' Pinarayi Vijayan said about his office being dragged to the case.The case has become sensational in Kerala, with the opposition trying to make an analogy to the 'Solar Scam' controversy → Read More

Kerala makes coronavirus safety guidelines mandatory for one year

The Kerala government has brought an amendment to an extraordinary ordinance requiring, for another year, or until the further announcement, face-covering in public mandatory → Read More

Amartya Sen, Noam Chomsky applaud Kerala's Covid-19 battle

Sen said the main reason why Kerala has done a good job in tackling Covid-19 is because of the giant strides the state has made in the public education and the health sector → Read More

Politics takes front seat in Kerala even as covid-19 infections rage on

Congress state unit president taunted minister K.K. Shylaja as a ‘Nipah princess aspiring to be a covid queen’ → Read More

Covid-19: Kerala reports one more death, 82 new cases and 73 recoveries

Active coronavirus cases in Kerala has increased to 1,348, while 1,174 patients have recovered so far.The state added five more regions into its hot spots, taking the total tally of containment zones to 125 → Read More

Unlock 1.0: Kerala to reopen places of worship, malls, hotels

All places that are reopened should ensure social distancing norms, allowing only 15 people per 100 square meters, and only a maximum of 100 people inside a complex at a time.Malls should fix timing for those who enter, and keep air-conditioning to 24-30 degrees celsius → Read More

With 16 new cases, Kerala's active cases increase from 16 to 80 in five days

The spike in cases are worrying for everyone, said Pinarayi Vijayan.On Thursday, the state reported 26 new cases, the highest hike in the last 40 days → Read More

First two flights carrying Gulf evacuees reach Kerala, beginning India's largest repatriation mission

Kerala has put in place nearly 300,000 quarantine beds, ultraviolet tunnels in airports, measures to disinfect passenger luggage.None of them have shown covid-19 symptoms so far and they are being shifted to quarantine facilities in their home districts, according to the airport officials → Read More

Covid-19: No new coronavirus case in Kerala, seven more recover

Kerala has 30 active patients till Wednesday, out of the 502 total recorded cases.The state has tested 34,591 samples tested, 34063 tested negative → Read More

Covid-19: Over 1.6 lakh Kerala expats register to return home

Over 40% of registrations have come from UAE, while the rest are from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and other Gulf countries.About 10% of Kerala's 33 million population lives outside the state, primarily in West Asia → Read More

Covid-19: Kerala worries with 19 new cases after a week's dip in infections

Kerala has a total of 426 recorded cases, comprising 117 active patients, 307 recovered cases and two deaths so far.Almost half of the total active cases are now in Kannur district, including ten of the fresh cases of the day → Read More

Stories from Kerala’s spirited virus fight

Though an early covid-19 hotspot, parts of Kerala are now out of a full lockdown. How did the state do it?.The fight is still on. The state is already preparing for a possible second wave. Scores of overseas workers are likely to return from hotspots in the Gulf once travel restrictions ease → Read More

Covid-19: Kerala reports three new cases, 19 more recovered

People in Kerala deserves the credit for the dip in numbers and shows the state has been able to curb the spread effectively, the CM said.Kerala has under quarantine 1.12 lakh people, of them 715 are in hospitals, said Vijayan → Read More

Covid-19: Kerala confirms seven more cases

Kerala has a total of 364 recorded cases.Kerala has been reporting more recoveries than fresh cases for the last four days → Read More