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Kerala News Highlights: Elephant kills mahout at Guruvayur Anakotta

Kerala News Highlights: Elephant kills mahout at Guruvayur Anakotta

Kerala News Live 08 november 2023 major highlights developments anr
First Published Nov 8, 2023, 8:21 AM IST

4:45 PM: Wild elephants attack school in Valpara

The wild elephants attacked a school in Valpara. The wall of the office room, computer, TV, chair, and tableware were demolished by a herd of wild animals. The locals said that the attack was carried out by a group of 15 elephants

4:15 PM: Man dies in bus accident in Kunnamkulam

A young man died after the tire of the bus went through his body. The accident took place when a bus and a scooter collided at Kunnamkulam on Wednesday. The scooter passenger was hit by a  bus on the Shoranur - Kunnamkulam route. Shanil (40), a native of Kunnamkulam, died.

3:30 PM: Elephant kills mahout at Guruvayur Anakotta

Thrissur: A mahout was killed by an elephant tusker at Guruvayur Anakotta on Wednesday (Nov 8). The elephant, Ottakomban Chandrasekharan, stabbed  A R Ratheesh with its tusk. Though he was rushed to the hospital, his life could not be saved. The elephant Chandrasekharan was released after 25 years. As the first mahout was absent, the second mahout came to give water to the elephant. At this time, while giving water, the elephant became agitated. Chandrasekharan is an elephant that has been kept out of procession for 25 years due to its violent nature. 

1.45 PM: Aluva rape and murder case: Accused Ashfaq Alam's mental status report submitted in court

The mental report of Ashfaq Alam, the prime accused in the Aluva rape and murder of a 5-year-old girl, was submitted in the Ernakulam POCSO Court today. The report was submitted by the State Govt., Aluva Jail Authorities, District Probationary Officer. The quantum of punishment will be pronounced tomorrow.

1.00 PM: Heavy rain to lash Kerala; Orange alert in Ernakulam

Kerala will receive heavy rainfall today. IMD has sounded a yellow alert in 10 districts including Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod. An orange alert has been sounded in Ernakulam district.

12.10 PM: Malayali bike racer arrested in Coimbatore for circulating private photos of ex-girlfriend

A Malayali bike racer Aldrin Babu, a native of Thrissur, was arrested in Coimbatore for sharing the private pictures of his ex-girlfriend on social media. The arrest was made by the Coimbatore Cyber crime police based on the woman's complaint.

11.45 AM: Encounter in Wayanad: Police intensifies search for absconding women Maoists

A gun battle broke out between Kerala Police Thunderbolts special forces team and Maoists in a forest area at Thalappuzha, near Periya in Wayanad district late on Tuesday (Nov 7). In the meantime, Sundhai and Latha were able to exit the area. One of them reportedly suffered an injury during the event. The search has intensified for them. 

11.15 AM: ED raids at Kandala Co-op bank in Thiruvananthapuram

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is conducting raids at the Kandala Cooperative Bank in Thiruvananthapuram and the residences of its officials. An internal investigation revealed that the bank was engaged in a scam involving over Rs 100 crore. Police have already received complaints from more than fifty depositors.

10.40 AM: Second plea in Supreme Court against Governor over withholding of bills

The Supreme Court has been approached against the dismissal of the petition filed in the High Court in 2022 against the act of not signing the bills. This is the second petition against the Governor within a week. The petitioners are the Chief Secretary and Law Secretary.

10.15 AM: Kerala govt limits time for bursting firecrackers during Diwali

The state government has restricted time for bursting firecrackers during Diwali celebrations. An order regarding the same states that the firecrackers can be burst only between 8 pm and 10 pm. For Christmas and New Year celebrations, the time has been limited between 11.55 p.m. and 12.30 a.m. 

Read More: Kerala govt limits time for bursting firecrackers during Diwali; Read

9:42 AM: Clash erupts again in Manaveeyam Veedhi; stones pelted at police officers

A brawl happened again in Manaveeyam Veedhi in Thiruvananthapuram. One person was injured during the clash. Raji, a native of Nettayam, was injured in the stone pelting. The police have taken four people into custody.

9:36 AM: CPM district committee member suspended over POCSO case

Malappuram district committee member Velayudhan Vallikunnu has been suspended over a POCSO case against him. The action was taken by the CPM district meeting held yesterday. The police had registered a case against him for trying to molest a minor.

9:00 AM: Father poisons daughter to death over interfaith love affair in Aluva

Ernakulam: A 14-year-old girl was poisoned to death by her father for falling in love with a classmate of a different religion. The girl died while undergoing treatment in hospital. The girl was beaten with a broken wire and then forcefully poured herbicide into the child's mouth. The police have arrested the father. The funeral of the child will be held today

8:39 AM: Second ship to reach Vizhinjam seaport tomorrow

The two more ships will arrive at Vizhinjam International Seaport on November 9. Shen Hua 29 will arrive at 8 a.m. The ship is coming from Shanghai Port. The ship contains six-yard cranes to the port

8:31 AM: 2 Maoists in custody over firing in Wayanad

The two Maoists have been taken into custody over a clash between Thunderbolt and Maoists in Wayanad. The clash took place yesterday in Periya Colony. The police suspect that one of the two survivors was shot. A large police force has been deployed at the forest borders. 

Read More: Kerala: Two Maoists detained after gun battle in Wayanad

8.20 AM: PG doctors, house surgeons to observe strike today

PG medical and dental students and house surgeons of the state will go on strike today. The strike is under the leadership of the Joint Action Committee. There will be a boycott from 8 am to 8 am tomorrow, including the emergency departments. Hospital operations will be partially disrupted due to mass strike by resident doctors. The strike is based on the demands of relaxing the compulsory bond of students and increasing senior residency seats.

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