Kerala CM’s advisor to journalists: “Go and beg.”

When media persons asked him whether he had faced any difficulty, a visibly annoyed Dathan shouted at them and said “Oru paniyumilloda ninakkokke, poyi thendikkude ninankkokke”, (''Don't you have any other job? If not, go and beg...'').

S Korea shares India’s stand on Indo Pacific

Taking a positive view of Quad that brings together India, Japan, Australia and the United States on a common platform, the official declined to confirm if South Korea would like to be a member of the grouping.

Amid row among journalists, Govt cancels allotment of Srinagar press club building

A statement issued on behalf of the administration read; "In view of the unpleasant developments and dissensions between various groups of journalists, it has been decided that the allotment of the premises at Polo View in view of the now deregistered Kashmir Press Club be cancelled and control of land and buildings situated at Polo View Srinagar which belongs to the Estates Department be reverted back to the said Department".

A grim year for journalists

The 2021 press freedom index released recently by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) makes for grim reading. The report reveals that 488 journalists were detained in 2021 – an increase of 20 per cent compared to the previous year – while a total of 46 were killed and 65 held hostage. Of those detained, 60 were women (33 per cent higher than 2020).