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Kerala News Highlights: Rush at Sabarimala under control: Govt informs Kerala HC

Kerala News Highlights:  Rush at Sabarimala under control: Govt informs Kerala HC

Kerala news live 11 december 2023 major highlights developments anr
First Published Dec 11, 2023, 8:18 AM IST

4.15 PM: Perumbavoor court slams police for booking KSU activists for attempt to murder

The accused KSU activists who threw shoes at CM's bus of Nava Kerala Sadas were produced before the Perumbavoor court. The court came down heavily upon the police and asked, "How can Section 308 be imposed by throwing shoes at the bus?". The court noted that it's not enough to protect ministers alone, the police should also protect the people. The police did not arrest those who beat up the accused in a public place. The court asked where are those who attacked them. The court asked to file a detailed complaint against the police who thrashed the accused.

3.30 PM: Black flag waved at Chief Minister in Adimali

Youth Congress leaders waved black flags at Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday at Adimali, Idukki. Youth Congress State Secretary Jobi Chammala and District Secretary Ranjith were arrested.

3.00 PM: Street dog attacks 3.5-year-old boy in Thrissur

A street dog attacked a three-and-a-half-year-old boy in Peringanad, Thrissur on Monday. The family quickly chased the dog and saved Gautham Krishna.

2.45 PM: Kerala govt sanctions Rs 30 crore for KSRTC

Finance Minister KN Balagopal announced that the state government has sanctioned another Rs 30 crore as assistance to KSRTC. 120 crore was given last month. Rs 1264 crores have been provided to the corporation within nine months. Rs 900 crores have been allocated in this year's budget.

2.10 PM: Man who came to attend Nava Kerala Sadas collapses and dies

A person who came to attend the Nava Kerala Sadas in Adimali collapsed and died on Monday. Ganesan, a resident of Lakkad Estate, Devikulam, died. Ganesan collapsed when he reached the entrance of the Nava Kerala Sadas. He was immediately rushed to Taluk Hospital but his life could not be saved. He came to present a complaint in the Nava Kerala Sadas regarding the need for treatment.

1.30 PM:  Rush at Sabarimala under control: Govt informs Kerala HC

The Kerala government on Monday told the High Court that the crowd at Sabarimala is currently under control. ADGP will appear in person tomorrow and explain. There will be a video presentation of the systems set up to control the pilgrims. The government informed the court that the illegal routes to Sannidhanam had been found and closed. The government also informed the court that there was no need for a legal team to examine the situation.

12.15 PM: Sabarimala devotees in trouble as KSRTC buses detained at Pampa

Pilgrims are in trouble as KSRTC buses are detained at Pampa to control the crowd at Sabarimala. Buses have also been blocked by the police to control the traffic. It is reported that the regulation also affects the Nilackkal-Pamba chain service. There are 140 buses in the chain service. This too has been seized by the police in Nilakkal. The current decision is to run a bus every 10 minutes from Nilackkal to Pampa. The police explained that the arrangement is part of traffic control. Due to this, pilgrims have to wait for hours at Nilakkal and Pampa for the bus. About 200 buses are operated by KSRTC on the Sabarimala route.

12.00 PM: Shahna death case: Tvm court rejects bail plea of Dr Ruwais 

The court rejected the bail plea of ​​Dr Ruwais, the accused arrested in Dr Shahna's suicide case. Thiruvananthapuram Special Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Court rejected the bail application. The court observed that the accused had committed a very serious crime. 

11.30 AM: Nava Kerala Sadas is not a political program: Minister Muhammad Riyas

PWD Minister Muhammad Riyas on Monday said that the Nava Kerala Sadas is not a political programme and it is run with the taxpayers' money. It is a program that collects money by the officials. The district collector and officials should tell how much government money has been spent on the programme.

10.40 AM: CPM leader PK Narayanan no more

 Former CPM Kasaragod district secretary, CITU state vice president and chairman of Consumer Fed, A.K Narayanan (85) passed away. Three times, he served as the district secretary for the Kasaragod CPM. In addition, he held the positions of president of Kottachery Service Cooperative Bank, vice president of All India, director of Dinesh Beedi Central Union, and state president of Beedi Workers Federation. The body remains will be brought to Narayanan's house following a public homage at the Athiyampur Bala Bodhini reading room and the Kanhangad CPM local committee office. Cremation will be held at 3 PM on Monday at the Kanhangad Melangkot public crematorium.

10.15 AM: Leopard found dead on roadside in Kozhikode

In Muthappanpuzha, Kozhikode, a four-year-old leopard was found dead by the side of the road close to Mynavalapil. The large number of quills on the leopard's body points to a porcupine attack as the most likely cause of death. It was an autorickshaw driver who discovered the dead leopard in the morning after heading to fetch milk.

10.00 am: One arrested for spoiling Nava Kerala Sadas flex board in Pala

The police have arrested a person in the incident of pouring blank ink on the flex board of the Nava Kerala Sadas. James Pampakkal, a native of Pala Pravithanam, has been taken into police custody. Last March, he was arrested by the police for writing a bomb threat letter to destroy the reception venue of the People's Defense March led by CPI (M) State Secretary MV Govindan at the Pala Kottarmattam bus terminal.

9.45 AM: By-election in 33 local wards tomorrow

State Election Commissioner A Shahjahan informed that the preparations for holding by-elections in 12 of the 33 local wards of the state have been completed. Polling is from 7 am to 6 pm on Tuesday. Voters can use Central Election Commission Identity Card, Passport, Driving License, PAN Card, Aadhaar Card, SSLC Book with photo, Passbook with photo issued from any nationalized bank up to six months before the election date, State Election Commission Identity Card as identification documents for voting. 

9.15 AM: Madhya Pradesh native dies after being crushed between platform and train at Ottapalam

A native of Madhya Pradesh died after being crushed between the platform and the train at the Ottapalam railway station. 74-year-old Keshav, a native of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, died. The tragic incident took place on platform number 1 of Ottapalam railway station around 8.50 pm on Sunday. While boarding an express train from Kanyakumari to Bangalore, Keshav accidentally slipped. He got stuck between the train and the platform and was dragged by the train for a short distance. The train stopped after hearing the screams of the passengers.

8.40 AM: Kerala: KSU activists booked for attempt to murder for throwing shoes at CM's bus at Nava Kerala Sadas

The Kerala Students' Union (KSU) activists, the student wing of the Congress, have been booked for an attempt to murder after they allegedly threw shoes at the convoy of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, while it was on its way to Kothamangalam from Perumbavoor as part of Nava Kerala Sadas. The Kurupumpadi police have registered a case against four identifiable people. 

8.35 AM: Shabna's death: Family unhappy with police investigation; claims to approach Chief Minister 

The family of Shabna said that the police investigation into the suicide in Kozhikode is ineffective. Despite giving all the evidence, other relatives of Shabna's husband are not questioned. Shabna's husband's relatives have money and political influence. Shabna's relatives told Asianet News that if there is no progress in the investigation, they will file a complaint with the Chief Minister and the DGP. Shabna committed suicide and her relatives said that the death was due to the continuous harassment from the husband's family.

8.23 AM: Shop owner killed after car crashes into bakery in Thiruvananthapuram

A shop owner met a tragic end when a car went out of control and rammed into his bakery. The accident took place at 4.45 am today near Venjaramoodu. The car carrying Andhra natives rammed into the Nest Bakery. Rameshan (47), a resident of Aliyodu, the shop owner, died. 

8.18 AM:  Search intensifies for tiger that claimed life of Wayanad man

The forest department will continue its search for the tiger today that attacked and killed a youth in Sultan Bathery's Vakery Koodallur on Saturday. The forest department has set up more camera traps to find out which tigers are in the area. 11 cameras have been installed at various places to identify the tiger. Today's search will examine this and follow the footprints. As there is widespread protest against forest department staff, the search will be under police protection.

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