Kerala News Updates: Heavy rain to lash Kerala; Orange alert in 4 districts
Kerala News LIVE: Heavy rain to lash Kerala; Orange alert in 4 districts
3.30 PM: IUML not to participate in CPM's pro-Palestine rally
Muslim League will not participate in CPM's Palestine solidarity seminar. The leaders of the League informed that they do not have to participate in the rally of CPM. A pre-arranged meeting will not be held to take a decision in this regard. Instead, the league's move is to officially announce the decision after consultation.
3.00 PM: Indian Navy chopper crashes in Kochi
A Navy helicopter crashed during a training flight in Kochi on Saturday. The Chetak helicopter of the Navy crashed on the runway in an accident. One of the two people in the helicopter died. The deceased has been identified as Yoginder. The second person was injured and is undergoing treatment.
1.45 PM: Heavy rain to lash Kerala; Orange alert in 4 districts
The IMD has predicted heavy rainfall in Kerala on Saturday (Nov 4). The weather department has sounded an orange alert in four districts- Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Malappuram and Kozhikode. A yellow alert has also been sounded in Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Wayanad and Kannur.
12.30 PM: Food vlogger Rahul N Kutty found dead in Kochi
Social media food vlogger Rahul N Kutty (33) was found dead in his Madavanna house in the wee hours of Saturday (Nov 4). According to reports, he was found hanging.
12.00 PM: Aluva rape and murder case: Family seeks death for convict while court considers his mental health
The Ernakulam POCSO court on Saturday (Nov 4) found Ashfaq Alam, the prime accused in the brutal rape and murder of a five-year-old girl in Aluva, guilty. Meanwhile, the parents of the victim responded that the convict should be given a death sentence.
11.30 AM: Aluva rape and murder case: Accused Ashfaq Alam found guilty
The prime accused in the sensational rape and murder case of a 5-year-old in Aluva, Ashfaq Alam has been found guilty by Ernakulam POCSO court on Saturday (November 4). The accused, a Bihar native, was booked with 16 charges including murder and rape that can also carry a maximum of the death penalty. The prosecution has demanded maximum punishment as all the 16 charges have proved. The major development came after 100 days of the brutal crime. The quantum of punishment will be pronounced on November 9 (Thursday).
10.50 AM: Zika virus detected in Kannur's Thalassery
A positive case of Zika virus was confirmed in Kannur district court in Thalassery on Saturday. About 100 people developed fever, red eyes and red spots on the body. One person has been diagnosed with Zika virus.
10.30 AM: Six-member gang held with elephant tusks in Wayanad's Mananthavady
The Forest department nabbed a six-member gang with elephant tusks in Wayanad's Mananthavady. The ivory brought from Karnataka was seized from the lodge where the accused were staying. Among those arrested are natives of Karnataka and Wayanad. The accused were caught by the flying squad of the forest department.
10.03 AM: Aluva rape and murder case: Accused Ashfaq Alam brought to Ernakulam POCSO court
9.00 AM: Kerala govt grants advance of Rs 50 lakh to Uralungal society for lighting works in Keraleeyam
The government has issued an order sanctioning an advance of Rs 50 lakh to Uralungal for lighting works in the Keraleeyam event. Rs 7 lakh has also been sanctioned to the departments which have not yet been able to find sponsors to provide food for those attending the seminar. The government employees and the policemen have been verbally instructed to come with their families to solve the shortage of spectators.
8.27 AM: Thrithala double murder case: Police record arrest of accused Musthafa
In the double murder case of friends, the arrest of the accused Mustafa was recorded by the police. A youth was hacked to death in Pattambi in Palakkad district on Friday. The deceased was identified as Ansar, a native of Kondurkara. The incident happened at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Thrithala, Pattambi. Later, the next day, another youth Kabir's body was found in Bharathapuzha (Nila river).
8.18 AM: Heavy rains with thunderstorms to continue today; Orange alert in 2 districts, yellow alert in 9
There is a possibility of heavy rainfall with thunderstorms in the state today. Pathanamthitta and Idukki are on orange alert today. Apart from Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Kasaragod, a yellow alert has also been declared in 9 other districts today.
8.13 AM: Aluva rape and murder case: Court to pronounce verdict today
The Ernakulam POCSO court will pronounce the verdict in the brutal rape and murder case of a five-year-old girl in Aluva on Saturday (Nov 4). The court completed the trial in 26 days after registering the case. The accused Ashfaq Alam, a native of Bihar, has been booked with 16 charges including murder and rape that can also carry a maximum of the death penalty.