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Kerala News Highlights: Kerala likely to receive rainfall; Orange alert issued in Idukki today

Kerala News highlights: Kerala likely to receive rainfall; Orange alert issued in Idukki

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First Published Jan 5, 2024, 8:09 AM IST

4.15 PM: Kerala: Amid tussle with state govt, Governor signs ordinance amending state GST law

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan signed an ordinance on Friday that amends the state's GST law regarding gambling, while the continuing conflict in the state between Raj Bhavan and the Left government. Sources from Raj Bhavan confirmed Khan's signature on the ordinance. Khan had already come under fire from the Supreme Court for postponing several bills that the Kerala state assembly had passed.

Read More: Kerala: Amid tussle with state govt, Governor signs ordinance amending state GST law


3.30 PM: Unknown disease detected in cows in Haripad

Bhamini, a native of Tamallakkal North, had her three cows die within a week. The owner said that the stomach was swollen later resulting in death. Bhamini's five other cows also have the same unidentified disease. 


2.45 PM: Kerala likely to receive rainfall; Orange alert issued in Idukki

The IMD has predicted rainfall in Kerala. An orange alert has been sounded in Idukki while a yellow alert has been sounded from Kollam to Ernakulam districts today. A cyclonic circulation is situated above Lakshadweep in the south-eastern Arabian Sea. A low-pressure area is located over Lakshadweep to North Konkan.


2.15 PM: Roof of government school falls in Thiruvilwamala

The roof of a government school fell off at Thiruvilwamala. The pre-primary students escaped unscathed at GLP school. The mishap happened on the other side where the children were sitting. The incident happened at 10:00 in the morning.


1.35 PM: Drug traffickers severely punished by court; up to 24 years imprisonment

Thiruvananthapuram Additional Sessions Court pronounced a verdict against drug traffickers in the capital. Manu Wilson, Anwar Sadat and Raj Mohan were convicted. The three accused were sentenced to rigorous imprisonment of 24 years each and a fine of Rs two lakh and ten thousand rupees each. Those caught smuggling 13 kg of hashish oil and 2.5 kg of ganja in the capital will face rigorous imprisonment. 


1.00 PM: 'Has she contested in any election...? Kerala Governor hits back at CPM leader Brinda Karat

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Friday said that he was invited for the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's Christmas feast, however, he chose not to attend it. "If you go to the Raj Bhavan, you can check the invitation. You may investigate why I declined the invitation as well. You should also ask such questions to the Chief Minister," he said.

Read More: 'Has she contested in any election?' Kerala Governor hits back at CPM leader Brinda Karat


12.15 PM: CITU state secretary suspended for financial fraud in KSRTC

CITU state secretary was suspended for his involvement in financial fraud in KSRTC. Ernakulam Perumbavoor Depot Special Assistant Sajith Kumar TS has been suspended. The fraud was discovered during the vigilance investigation.


11.30 AM: Centre's Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra inaugurated by CPM Councillor in Ernakulam

The CPM Councillor in Ernakulam inaugurated the Central government's Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra today. Jiji Preman, CPM councilor of Ernakulam Maradu Municipal Corporation inaugurated it. The CPM had taken a tough stand against the central government's campaign to publicize its development achievements. The district leadership of the CPM said that the inauguration by the municipal councilor, who is a party member, is a serious matter. District Secretary CN Mohanan also asked the Thrikakkara Area Committee for an explanation.


11.00 AM: CBI seeks nod to prosecute 3 cops in Thiruvallam custodial death case

The CBI has sought permission to prosecute three police officers in Thiruvallam custodial death. Thiruvallam SHO Suresh V. Nair, SI Vipin Prakash and Grade SI Sajeev Kumar have been named accused. On February 28, 2022, Suresh, who was taken into custody by the Thiruvallam police for attacking a couple, died. The police explained that Suresh died when he was brought to the hospital due to chest pain. But as the locals and Suresh's family alleged that police beating was the cause of death, a post-mortem was conducted in the presence of the magistrate.


10.30 am: Kerala: Church priest Fr Shaiju Kurien removed from duties after joining BJP

Malankara Orthodox Church priest Fr Shaiju Kurien recently joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which was severely criticised by a group of laity members. Fr Shaiju who held the secretary post of the Orthodox Church Nilakkal Bhadrasanam was removed from all his current duties. A commission was also appointed to investigate the complaints against the priest. 

Kerala: Church priest Fr Shaiju Kurien removed from duties after joining BJP


9.45 AM: Kerala: Nitin Gadkari to inaugurate 42-km-long Munnar-Bodimettu stretch today

The inauguration of the Cheruthoni Bridge and Munnar-Bodimettu stretch, which is much discussed on social media, will be held today. The Gap Road stretch of the Munnar-Bodimettu National Highway earned fame with the relocation of a wild tusker, commonly referred to as Arikompan, from Chinnakkanal, near Munnar, to the Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Thekkady. Cheruthoni's plight came to the outside world through scenes during the flood. Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate both today. 

42-km-long Munnar-Bodimettu opens today: What you should know


9.15 AM: Accused arrested in sexual assault of 12-year-old girl in Munnar

The accused was arrested for sexually assaulting the 12-year-old daughter of a migrant worker in Munnar. Zelan, a native of Jharkhand, was arrested. The accused was nabbed after a five-day hunt by the police.


8.45 AM: Kerala HC hits a milestone; clears over 86000 cases out of nearly 1 lakh filed in 2023

The Kerala High Court has set a precedent for other courts in the country in deciding cases. Of around 1 lakh cases submitted in 2023, the High Court resolved 86,700 of them. In terms of going paperless, the Kerala High Court is likewise far ahead of the rest. In resolving matters submitted to the country's several High Courts, the Kerala High Court has excelled alongside the Madras High Court.

Read More: Kerala HC hits a milestone; clears over 86000 cases out of nearly 1 lakh filed in 2023


8.28 AM: Wild elephant destroys house in Athirappalli plantation area

A wild elephant partially destroyed the house of plantation worker Sreeja. The incident happened at 2 am. Sreeja and her son ran away through the kitchen area. The jumbo destroyed the front portion of the house.


8.15 AM: 12-year-old found hanging in Thiruvananthapuram

A 12-year-old allegedly hanged himself in Thiruvananthapuram. The deceased is Alex, son of Binu and Raji, a couple of Poojappura. The incident took place between 11 am and 5 pm on Thursday. It is suspected that the cause of suicide was depression due to his mother's punishment for not going to class.


8.09 AM: Inauguration of National Highway projects in Kasaragod today

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate the national highway projects that are being started and completed under the Bharat Pariyojana scheme today at 4 pm. The prpgramme is organised by the National Highway Authority of India at Thalippadapu Maidan in Kasaragod. 

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