Kerala News HIGHLIGHTS: Heavy rains to lash Kerala; Yellow alert issued in 5 districts on Monday
Kerala News highlights: Heavy rains to lash Kerala; Yellow alert issued in 5 districts on Monday
3.30 PM: Heavy rains to lash Kerala; Yellow alert issued in 5 districts on Monday
After a break, the state is likely to receive heavy rainfall on Monday (Sep 4). A yellow alert has been announced in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Idukki districts. A new cyclone is likely to form over the northwest Bay of Bengal by September 3. According to the Central Meteorological Department, it is likely to strengthen as a low pressure in the next 48 hours.
1.30 PM: Police file another case against Marunadan Malayali editor Shajan Skariah
The Aluva police registered a new case against Marunadan Malayali editor Shajan Skariah over a complaint that the wireless message of the police was leaked in 2019 during the COVID pandemic. He is accused of leaking confidential messages. The FIR on the case has been kept confidential by the police. Even the lawyer of the accused was not handed over the FIR. The lawyer lodged a complaint with the police demanding that the FIR be made available. The Aluva police team has reached Thiruvananthapuram and Skariah has appeared for questioning at Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Station. Meanwhile, Shajan approached the Ernakulam District Court to prevent his arrest. The district court will consider this petition today.
1.15 PM: Over 23,000 farmers yet to receive payment for paddy procured by govt
The central and state governments have not yet paid many paddy farmers in Kerala. The latter still owes money for the price of the paddy it bought from farmers. Statistics from Supplyco show that while 23,691 farmers have not yet received payment from the State Government, 4,100 farmers have. As arrears on the price of paddy, the central government must release Rs. 637.7 crore.
11.45 AM: Former senior doctor accused of molesting woman doctor in Ernakulam General Hospital
Currently living abroad, a female doctor has made a complaint against a former senior doctor at the Ernakulam Government General Hospital who made an attempt to molest her while she was there for her house surgency. The director of the health department and the superintendent of the Ernakulam Govt. general hospital have both received her complaint about Dr. Manoj, the previous head of the general medicine department. The incident took place in February 2019. She claimed that while she was in Dr. Manoj's consulting room to submit a complaint against another senior specialist, he touched her and attempted to kiss her forcibly.
11.15 AM: Harshina case: Investigation team submits revised charge sheet in Kunnamangalam court; 2 doctors, 2 nurses accused
The police submitted the charge sheet on Friday (Sep 1) in the case where a pair of forceps was left in Pantheerankavu native Harshina’s abdomen following a cesarean surgery. The charge sheet was filed at the Kunnamangalam Judicial First Class Magistrate court naming one senior doctor, a PG doctor and two nurses as accused in the case. The four accused are Dr. Rameshan CK, Assistant Professor, Mancheri Medical College, Dr. Shahna M. of Kottayam private hospital, Rahana and Manju KG, nurses of Kozhikode Medical College IMCH.
10.30 AM: Aluva murder case: Police submits 645-page charge sheet today in POCSO court
9.45 AM: Aluva murder case: Police to file charge sheet today after 35 days of crime
After 35 days of the brutal crime in Aluva of a five-year-old girl, the police will file a charge sheet in the court today and will apply for a speedy trial. Asfaq Alam, a native of Bihar, is the sole accused. There are reportedly 100 witnesses in the case. Rape was the target of the accused. After the rape, the murder was done to destroy the evidence. The charge sheet has been prepared with more than ten sections including murder, rape and destruction of evidence.
9.10 AM: Actress Aparna P Nair found dead at her residence
Actor Aparna P Nair was found dead at her residence in Thiruvananthapuram. She was found hanging around 7 pm on Thursday.
8.40 AM: Tiger dance or 'Pulikkali' in Thrissur today
As the much-loved pulikali (tiger dance) festival of the district takes place this afternoon, "tigers" will wander the streets of Thrissur as the rhythms of the wild reverberate. The Pulikalli Mahotsava on the fourth day is a part of the Onam celebrations jointly organized by the State Tourism Department, DTPC, Thrissur Corporation and the district administration. All the tigers will gather at 4.00 pm at Swaraj Round in Thrissur.
8.24 AM: Senior Congress leader A K. Antony, his son BJP leader Anil Antony to campaign today in Puthuppally
With only three days left for the byelection campaign in Puthuppally, all the prominent leaders are in the constituency to seek votes for their particular candidate. Congress working committee member AK Antony will address public meetings in two panchayats today. Leaders like KPCC president K Sudhakaran and K Muralidharan are also present in the constituency. The Chief Minister will also reach Puthupally today for the final campaign. The Chief Minister will address the public meeting at three places. Meanwhile, on the day of AK Antony's arrival, his son Anil Antony is also campaigning for the BJP candidate.
8.14 AM: Kerala likely to receive rainfall today; Yellow alert in Alappuzha, Idukki
The IMD has predicted rainfall in Kerala accompanied by thunderstorms till September 4. A yellow alert has been sounded in Alappuzha and Idukki districts on Friday. Rainfall ranging from 64.5 mm to 115.5 mm is expected in these districts.