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WHAT IS PD MARTIN FIGHTING FOR?

We learn through this exclusive interview with the candidate P D Martin by TONI Chief Editor Nazia Yusuf Izuddin.

The heartland of Ernakulam, Kochi is about to witness another bypoll tomorrow,on 7 December 2021, along with a few other local bodies in the State.Gandhinagar is a hot seat and both the Government and Opposition parties have their eyes on this seat.  The fight is between P D Martin of the Congress and Mrs. Sivan of the CPI (M). 

 

06 December 2021

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DIRTY TRICKS REVEALED, RAMESH CHENNITHALA CAUGHT ON AUDIO INSTRUCTING SNEAK ATTACK ON KC VENUGOPAL

In today’s broadcast, Reporter TV, a leading Malayalam TV Channel revealed a conversation between MLA Ramesh Chennithala asking one of his people to launch a cyber attack on K C Venugopal, Organisational General Secretary of the Indian National Congress.

22 March 2022

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Features

TOP TEN QUOTES OF JAWAHARLAL NEHRU ON LIFE, LOVE, DEMOCRACY AND MUCH MORE.

As an activist for education, Nehru believed education paves the way for modernity and rational thinking, but at the same time he embraced the foundations of traditional Indian society; be it family, religion or community. Nehru’s birthday is remembered as National Children’s Day or Bal Diwas as he pioneered the model of education and welfare for children and youth in the country. He believed in the potential young people carried to lead India, and was unabashed in sharing his love for children. On this occasion, TONI remembers his most influential quotes.

 

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November 2021

TOP TEN QUOTES OF INDIRA GANDHI FOR EVERY OCCASSION

“EVEN IF I DIED IN SERVICE OF THE NATION, I WOULD BE PROUD OF IT. EVERY DROP OF MY BLOOD.. WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE GROWTH OF THIS NATION AND TO MAKE IT STRONG AND DYNAMIC” ~ INDIRA GANDHI

Friday, the 19th of November marks the 104’th birth anniversary of India’s first woman Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Being a controversial, yet admirable figure in Indian polity, Mrs. Gandhi has paved the way for many politicians after her and has been responsible for one of the most talked-about eras in the country’s modern history.

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November 2021

Nation, States and UTs

RAJASTHAN CM ASHOK GEHLOT ASKS PM MODI TO ADDRESS THE NATION ON PEGASUS

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the nation on the Pegasus issue to end the confusion on the matter.

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TELANGANA CABINET DECIDES TO MAKE ENGLISH MEDIUM COMPULSORY IN ALL GOVT SCHOOLS FROM COMING ACADEMIC YEAR

The Telangana government will introduce English medium compulsorily in all government schools from the coming academic year 2022-23.

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NORTHWEST INDIA, WESTERN HIMALAYAN REGION EXPECTED TO WITNESS RAINFALL

Two western disturbances are likely to bring rain across northwest India and the western Himalayan region for a few days starting on January 16, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

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INDIA-CHINA 14TH ROUND MILITARY DIALOGUE FAILS TO MOVE FORWARD

The 14th round of India-China military dialogue on Wednesday failed to yield any positive outcomes but both countries decide to work towards mutually acceptable solutions to resolving the Ladakh LAC stand-off. The next round is expected to be held soon to continue the momentum of discussions.

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BHAGWANT MANN INTERVIEW: AAP WILL FILL PUNJAB’S COFFERS, CLEAR DEBTS

Hours after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal named him the party’s chief ministerial face for the upcoming assembly elections in Punjab, HT spoke to Bhagwant Mann (48) about his poll pitch, the impact of Sanyukt Samaj Morcha — a political front of the farmer unions that had took part in the stir against the Centre’s farm laws — and the charge that the party was being controlled from Delhi.

 

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MINORITIES SIDELINED IN CONGRESS LEADERSHIP, SAYS CPI (M) LEADER KODIYERI BALAKRISHNAN

CPI(M) Kerala State secretary and senior politburo member Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Tuesday alleged that leaders belonging to minority communities were neglected and sidelined in the Congress in line with the party scion Rahul Gandhi’s speech in Jaipur calling for establishing what he called as a rule of Hindus in the country after ousting the “Hindutva” government at the Centre.

 

 

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CORONA INFECTIOUS FOR 20 MINUTES; CLOSE PROXIMITY: 2 MAJOR FINDINGS OF NEW STUDY

A new study has  revealed that Coronavirus loses 90% of its ability to infect within 20 minutes of being exposed to the air. To be more specific, within the first five minutes after being exposed to air, the virus loses most of its ability to infect. As reported by the Guardian, the finding once again shows how important it is to maintain distance and mask up.

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COVID 3RD WAVE: INDIA UNLIKELY TO CROSS 4 LAKH CASES PER DAY, SCIENTISTS PROJECT

The latest analysis of the Covid-19 situation by scientists reveals that the overall peak of the third wave in India will arrive on January 23 but the daily case is unlikely to cross 4 lakh. Delhi, Mumbai have already reached their peak earlier in the second week of January, the Sutra model of Covid tracker said.

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Editor's Picks

JAANEMAN| MALAYALAM MOVIE |REVIEW|

SUBTLE HEART RENDERING COMEDY, SUFFICIENTLY DRAMATIC, GRIPPING CHAOS AND BITTERSWEET HUMOUR; A HIGH END COCKTAIL OF SCINTILLATING ENSEMBLE CAST AND CHARACTERS, WRITER- DIRECTOR CHIDAMBARAM ENDURES ALL STORMS TO DELIVER A WINNER

Ensemble casts have a unique place in Malayalam cinema.  For decades, a good family drama in Malayalam has always been a good mix of pain, humour, characters, gripping plots and happy endings.  Writer- Director Chidambaram delivers this fine balance in his debut film Jaaneman and creates a new age ensemble cinema for the routine film goer.

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 THINKALAZHCHA NISHCHAYAM | MALAYALAM CINEMA REVIEW |

SATIRE DRIVEN, NON-MELODRAMATIC, FOCUSED, AND METICULOUSLY SCRIPTED; THIS MOVIE IS A WINNER THROUGH AND THROUGH!

How can one dislike a film that entertains throughout? In english, this movie title means ‘The engagement is on monday’.  There is no surprise in the plot line; all of it is revealed in the title.  The story is about the making of an engagement and the joys and troubles involved.  Senna Hegde pulls off a regular story with exceptional craft. The highlight of the film is its climax.  The climax offers no pomp and show, no tearful departures, no melodramatic breakdowns, no revolutions, no rebellions, no glamour, not even the promised engagement.This film is a must watch not because it is extraordinary, but because it is very ordinary, and the brilliance is entirely in the balance the filmmaker maintained throughout.

 

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KURUP|MALAYALAM MOVIE| REVIEW|
KURUP, THE MOVIE; DULQUER’S ATTEMPT TO CONQUER CINEMASCOPE FILMMAKING LEAVES AUDIENCES EMOTIONLESS

THIS PERIOD MOVIE COMES WITH COMPLETE GRANDEUR; GRAND SETS, STYLE, A GOOD CAST, LEAVES NO STONE UNTURNED IN PRODUCTION, BUT FAILS IN ITS EDITING AND COMPOSITION. DQ DOES NOT BECOME KURUP, KURUP BECOMES DQ. 

Dulquer remains Dulquer, we recognize him and his methods in all his movies and he repeats himself once again.  The actor lacks gravitas in his dialogue delivery and intonation.  Can style and glamour make up for lack of method acting in a role like this?  Did we expect more?

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Open Space

LAADLI INITIATIVE PAVING WAY TOWARDS A GENDER JUST SOCIETY

LAADLI INITIATIVE PAVING WAY TOWARDS A GENDER JUST SOCIETY

The Ambassador congratulated Laadli Media Awards for their tremendous contributions to work towards a more gender just society .

 

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ONLINE AUCTIONING OF WOMEN; ADVOCATE MIRIAM FOZIA RAHMAN AND 76 OTHER WOMEN LAWYERS WRITE A LETTER PETITION TO THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA

Advocate Miriam Fozia Rahman and 76 other women lawyers from Delhi High Court writes a letter petition to the Chief Justice of India highlighting the failure of the Central and State Governments to secure the Minority Communities in India, their Fundamental Right to life with dignity and safety guaranteed by Article 21 of the Constitution of India. Delhi High Court Women Lawyers Forum, is a forum consisting of about 150 women lawyers, for professional engagement of women lawyers, practicing at the Delhi High Court and the Trial Courts.

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CRISES AND HEALING: NEW LESSONS IN THE WAKE OF A POST CAPITALIST WORLD

“When we bring our fights to the watering hole of grief, our political systems, natural environment, economic frameworks, civil society and culture all become living, breathing memorials to what we have lost. What we have lost becomes found, witnessed, honored. In this way, all social justice and human rights work is a collective act of gloried mourning. To have a movement that breathes, you must build a movement with the capacity to grieve.”

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Tech, Gadgets and Automobiles

NEW AGE COMMUNICATION FOR BIKING THRILLS: SENA 30K

The Sena 30K is the state of the art Bluetooth headset for sports enthusiasts. It is an adaptive-
mesh communicator: the future of motorcycle wireless communication. The 30K operates on
Sena’s Mesh Intercom technology, connecting to other riders in an entirely new way.

October 2021

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IPHONE 13 MINI USER REVIEW

The iPhone 13 Mini is now available in India starting 25 September 2021. This dual-SIM
smartphone from Apple features flat edges, rounded corners and comes with an IP68 metal
body. Besides, the phone features a 5.4 inches OLED display with a resolution of
2340×1080 pixels offering crystal clear and vivid visuals while playing games and watching
videos.

OCTOBER 2021

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AUTO RETAIL VALUE DROPS BY 5% WITH TWO WHEELERS AND TRACTORS

Automobile retail value dropped by 5% last month, pulled down by a double digit dip in two-wheelers and tractors. Federation of Automobile Dealers Association data shows total retail this year was 12.96 Lakhs Compared to last year’s 13.68 Lakhs.

08 October 2021

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Food Diaries

Oh Amelia! Oh my Darling! 

A quaint European cafe and bakery with classic cuisine for the upmarket travelled foodlover. Conventional French interiors using very minimalistic element protocols. A rainy evening on the Delhi Gurgaon Highway persuaded me to stop over at this quaint looking complex called ‘Gallery on the MG’.

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La La La La Lasagna! In Kochi now!

Delicious Marinara sauce slow cooked to perfection between layers of lasagne and amazingly cheesy Alfredo sauce, available in beef, chicken and vegetable.

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