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Kerala News Highlights: Mohammed Faizal's Lok Sabha membership restored

Kerala News Highlights: Mohammed Faizal's Lok Sabha membership restored

Kerala news live 02 November 2023 major highlights developments anr
First Published Nov 2, 2023, 8:21 AM IST

5.00 PM: Mohammed Faizal's Lok Sabha membership restored

Mohammed Faizal's Lok Sabha membership was restored today and now he will continue as Lakshadweep MP. The Lok Sabha Secretariat issued a new notification canceling Faisal's disqualification. The development comes after the Supreme Court stayed High Court's verdict of finding him guilty.

4.00 PM: Kerala completed first phase of ‘Extreme Poverty Alleviation Project’: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala has made significant progress towards its vision of becoming a state free from extreme poverty. During the opening ceremony for Keraleeyam, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the "Extreme Poverty Alleviation Project" has completed its first phase. Local Self-government (LSGD) Minister M.B. Rajesh presented the project's status report to the chief minister.

3:30 PM: Kerala to receive heavy rain today; yellow alert in 9 districts

The rain warning continues in the state today. A yellow alert has been declared for nine districts, including Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, and Wayanad districts.

2:40 PM: 60-year-old man found dead inside a home under construction in Kozhikode

The body of a 60-year-old man was found in a house under construction in  Nadapuram, Kozhikode. The relatives identified the dead body as that of Ammad.  The body was found this morning after a foul smell came from inside the house. The police said that there is no mystery in the preliminary investigation. 

1.30 PM: KSU to move HC demanding re-election at Kerala Varma College

The Kerala Students Union (KSU) district committee in Thrissur is prepared to file a petition with the Kerala High Court as soon as possible to request another election for the position of chairperson at Sree Kerala Varma College.  

12.00 PM: One more case filed against Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar over hate speech

The police have filed another case against Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar under the non-bailable section. The FIR has been filed under the charges of spreading hatred through social media and trying to create a religious rivalry in connection with the Kalamassery blast. The case is based on a complaint filed by Congress leader P Sarin. 

11.15 AM: High Court to examine Sabarimala melshanthi (chief priest) selection

The Kerala High Court has intervened in a plea that the Sabarimala Melshanti election is not transparent. After the Travancore Devaswom Board informed the High Court that the CCTV footage of the election had been kept, the High Court decided to examine the footage in an open court. The court will examine the footage when the plea is heard again at 2 p.m. The petition in the High Court pointed out that the Melshanti selection was not transparent.

10.45 AM: Maoists fired seven times at Aralam, claims forest watchers

The forest department watchers said that they escaped the firing of the Maoists in Aralam, Kannur. The five-member Maoist group was on the trekking route of the forest guards. A woman was also in the group. The watchers told Asianet News that they were shot seven times and escaped narrowly as they swiftly ran away. A group of Maoists were on the trekking route of forest guards in Aralam. A woman and two gunmen were in the group. Forest department watchers also said that they were wearing green clothes. The rest of the group of five were in plain clothes. The forest department watchers said that the Maoists fired twice from a distance of fifty meters. They fired three times directly and four times into the sky.

Read More: Maoists open fire after forest officials spot them at Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary in Kannur

10.15 AM: Police force in Kerala is a force dedicated to public service: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that there has been an unparalleled change in the police force in the state in the last 7 years. Kerala ranks first in the number of court sentences for crimes in the country. This proves the investigative prowess of the Kerala Police. The Chief Minister, who handles the Home Department, said that the police force in Kerala is a force dedicated to public service. He saw the interest of the police in helping the poor during the epidemic. The Chief Minister said that a sufficient number of members would be appointed to the force and women's representation would be increased. He said that the role played by the police in changing Kerala as a state without communal conflict was great and clarified that Keraleeyam is organized to make Kerala known to the world and Kerala to the world.

9.45 AM: Kerala government files petition against Governor in Supreme Court

The state government has taken a tough move against Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan. The government filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the governor. The petition is against the governor's withholding of several bills. The government has filed a petition stating that Khan has not signed eight bills passed in the Assembly. The government is of the view that the decision on the bills cannot be extended indefinitely. The government's move is based on legal advice.

Read More: Kerala govt moves Supreme Court against Governor Arif Mohammed Khan for withholding bills

9.30 AM: Kerala: 17-year-old suffers spinal injury after alleged police torture

A 17-year-old student reported having a fractured spine as a result of being brutally beaten by police. Parthipan, a Perumbavoor resident, in his complaint alleged that two police officers from the Kottayam Pala Police Station had severely assaulted him. Responding to Asianet News, Parthipan said that the police threatened to implicate him in the case if he disclosed the matter. The family demanded an investigation into the incident.

Read More: Kerala: 17-year-old suffers spinal injury after alleged police torture

9.00 AM: 12-year-old boy threatens to kill Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

A 12-year-old boy from Ernakulam called the control room and threatened to kill Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. A call was made to the control room of the police headquarters yesterday at 5 pm. The museum police then registered a case. The school student was later found during further investigation.

The police were immediately informed and the museum police registered a case in the incident. In the subsequent investigation, it was found that the school student made the phone call with the death threat. The 12-year-old boy from Ernakulam called the control room and threatened to kill the Chief Minister.

8.30 AM: Massive victory for KSU in Calicut University election

KPCC President K Sudhakaran congratulated KSU for winning over the SFI. Sudhakaran opined that the resounding victory of KSU is a strong warning of the youth against the government. Additionally, he believed that these elections marked the end of the anti-student SFI organisation, which turned into a defender of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

8.21 AM: Student beaten up  in Malappuram: Teacher booked under non-bailable offences

The police have registered a non-bailable case against a teacher who brutally beat up a class 9 student for talking to a girl in the class. The case is against Zubair, a teacher at Crescent Higher Secondary School, Malappuram. A case has been registered under IPC 341 and Section 75 of the Juvenile Justice Act.

Read more: Kerala: Teacher bashes up student for talking to female classmate in Malappuram; complaint filed

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