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Kerala News Highlights: Kerala Assembly begins discussion on solar scam case report by CBI

Kerala News Highlights: Speaker AN Shamseer admitted the adjournment motion moved by Palakkad MLA Shafi Parambil to discuss CBI report on the solar scam case.

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First Published Sep 11, 2023, 7:59 AM IST

3.30 PM: Assembly dismisses adjournment motion in solar case

2.50 PM: Three-year-old boy dies after compound wall collapses in Malappuram

A three-year-old boy died after a compound wall collapsed at his residence in Tanur in Malappuram on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Farseen Isal, son of Faslu and Afni. The rain-soaked wall collapsed on him while he was playing in the courtyard. 

2.30 PM: Kerala Assembly: Mathew Kuzhalnadan asks CM Pinarayi Vijayan to speak up on Veena Vijayan's payment row 

Congress MP Mathew Kuzhalnadan questioned the Chief Minister's silence on the allegations involving his daughter Veena Vijayan and her firm. He said that CPM is "standing guard" against extortion involving the CM's family.

2.30 PM: UDF demands public apology for hounding former CM Oommen Chandy

Palakkad MLA Shafi Parambil remarked in the Kerala Assembly on Monday that those who harassed former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy with false information from the letter allegedly written by the complainant in the solar scam must apologise to the late leader. “The CBI report says that there is no evidence to support the complainant's claims (of sexual assault). Those who were part of the witch-hunt against former CM must apologise," he added.

12.12 pm: KB Ganesh Kumar under CBI scanner over solar scam linked sexual assault case

Read More: Solar scam: Former forest minister KB Ganesh Kumar under CBI scanner; discussion today in Assembly at 1 pm

11.00 AM: Kerala Assembly to discuss solar scam case report by CBI at 1 pm

The Kerala Assembly will discuss the  CBI report on the solar scam case today at 1 pm after Speaker AN Shamseer admitted the adjournment motion moved by Palakkad MLA Shafi Parambil. In response to Shafi Parambil's notice, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated that the government did not have the CBI report on hand. He continued by saying that he was unable to respond solely to speculations and asked for a discussion in the house. The Speaker then authorised a two-hour discussion to continue.

10.30 AM: Sleeper coaches in Malabar and Maveli Express to be replaced by AC coaches

Sleeper coaches on well-known trains operating in Kerala will be shortened. They will be replaced by third AC coaches. From today, there will only be nine sleeper coaches in the Maveli Express. On the other hand, there will be six additional AC coaches on the train.

10.00 AM: Chandy Oommen takes oath as Puthuppally MLA

Congress leader Chandy Oommen took oath as Puthuppally MLA on Monday (Sep 11) in the Assembly. 

Read More: Chandy Oommen enters Kerala Assembly, takes oath as Puthupally MLA

9.30 AM: Idukki becomes largest district again surpassing Palakkad

After a recent government order increased the land size of Edamalakkudy village in Devikulam taluk, Idukki district has once again reclaimed its title as Kerala's largest district. The Kuttampuzha village in the Kothamangalam taluk of the Ernakulam district has annexed a total of 12,718.509 hectares of land to Edamalakkudy village. As a result, Idukki has once again surpassed Palakkad to take over as the state's largest district.

9.00 AM:  Kerala Assembly session to resume today; Chandy Oommen to take oath as MLA 

The Kerala Assembly session will convene for a four-day session on Monday which was paused following the Puthuppally byelection campaign. Meanwhile, Chandy Oommen who emerged victorious in the Puthuppally byelection will take oath as an MLA today. 

8.12 AM: Karuvannur Bank scam: ED to interrogate CPI(M) MLA A C Moideen today

The Enforcement Directorate on Monday (Sep 11) will interrogate former minister and CPM state committee member AC Moideen in connection with the money laundering case involving Karuvannur Cooperative Bank. The ED had issued notices to Moideen twice previously, however, he did not appear.  The interrogation will be held at the Kochi office at 11 am. The ED has asked him to appear with ten years of tax records and bank transaction records.

8.00 AM: Monson Mavunkal cheating case: ED to interrogate KPCC Chief K Sudhakaran again 

KPCC Chief K Sudhakaran will be interrogated today by the ED as part of the second round of interaction in connection with the Monson Mavunkal cheating case. He will appear at the ED office in Kochi at 11 am. 

7.58 AM:  Heavy rainfall to continue to lash Kerala; IMD issues yellow alert in 2 districts

The state will continue to receive widespread rainfall today (Sep 11). There will be heavy rainfall in isolated places too. The IMD has sounded a yellow alert in Idukki and Malappuram districts. The capital city has been witnessing heavy downpours since the wee hours of Monday. 

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