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Kerala News Highlights:  Sabarimala rush: High Court orders to provide all assistance to  pilgrims

Kerala News Highlights:  Sabarimala rush: High Court orders to provide all assistance to  pilgrims

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First Published Dec 12, 2023, 8:10 AM IST

4:56 pm: Police slaps IPC Section 124 against SFI activists for attacking Governor’s convoy

The SFI activists who staged protests against Governor Arif Mohammed Khan were charged by the police under the harsher IPC 124 section (assaults or wrongfully restrains, or attempts wrongfully to restrain, or overawes, using criminal force or the show of criminal force). The Governor gave the DGP and Chief Secretary directions, which led to the addition of this section. At first, the FIR contained rather weak sections even though they jumped on the governor's car. This was widely criticised

4:24 pm: Delhi High Court granted permission to Nimisha Priya's mother to go to Yemen

The Delhi High Court has given relief to Nimishipriya's mother, who is awaiting a death sentence in Yemen. The High Court passed an order in favor of a petition filed by a mother seeking permission to visit her daughter in Yemen.

4:16 pm: Youth congress workers detained before CM Pinarayi Vijayan arrives at Nava Kerala Sadas

The Youth Congress workers were detained before Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and ministers arrived at Kanjirapalli for the New Kerala Sadas. The Kanjirappally police took Former District General Secretary Naif Faizi, District General Secretary Aseeb Zainuddin, District Coordinator Alfas Rasheed, and Kanjirapalli Constituency President K.S. Shinastook into custody.

4:00 pm: Kerala to receive heavy rainfall with thunderstorms today

The India Meteorological Department has warned that Kerala will receive heavy rainfall today at isolated places. Strong winds with a speed of 30–40 km per hour are likely to occur. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Center has also warned that there is a possibility of high waves and storm surges on the Kerala coast till 05.30 pm today.

3:33 pm: Sabarimala rush: High Court intervenes instructions to assist pilgrims

The High Court of Kerala suggested providing all assistance to Sabarimala pilgrims. The court suggested that NSS-NCC volunteers should be called for help. 

3:26 pm: Man dies after auto rickshaw lost control and overturned in Harippad

The driver died after the auto lost control and overturned in Harippad. The deceased was identified as Joshi. The accident took place near Veeyapuram. He was immediately taken to Alappuzha Medical College Hospital but his life could not be saved. 

2:54 pm: 'Governor's behavior is unusual...': RJD Leader Saleem Madavoor against Governor Arif Khan

RJD Leader Saleem Madavoor said that the governor is behaving unusually and the illness should be reported to the family and the president.

2:40 pm: Bus carrying Sabarimala pilgrims met with an accident at Kattakkada

The bus carrying 10 Sabarimala pilgrims met with an accident at Kattakkada. The incident happened around 2 pm today. No casualties were reported.

2:22 pm: Health inspector arrested for accepting bribe in Kozhikode

The vigilance has arrested a health inspector while accepting a bribe of Rs 1500 in Kozhikode. Health Inspector Shaji was arrested.

1:51 pm: CM Pinarayi Vijayan assures arrangements for rush at Sabarimala

 Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the rush happening at Sabarimala is normal and there is no need to panic about the situation. He also assured that more coordinated systems should be prepared at Sabarimala. The CM was speaking after a special review meeting convened in Thekkadi during the Nava Kerala Sadas.

1:28 pm: 'Dishonorable act of SFI': Congress leader Shashi Tharoor supports governor

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor MP has severely criticized the SFI protest in Thiruvananthapuram against Governor Arif Mohammed Khan. Shashi Tharoor's response on the X Platform is in support of the governor on the issue. Shashi Tharoor criticized SFI goons for stopping the governor and said it was a dishonorable act.

12:55 pm: Shabna death: Relatives of husband are absconding; police says

The police said that the relatives of the husband are absconding after the police assured the relatives that charges including domestic violence and abetment of suicide would be filed against Shabna's husband's parents and sister and the accused will be arrested soon incident. The DySP-led team re-recorded the statement of Shabna's relatives. 

12:46 pm: BJP leader Sandeep files complaint against Minister Mohammed Riyas

The BJP leader Sandeep Vachaspati filed a complaint against Public Works Department Minister Muhammad Riyas with the DGP on Tuesday. The complaint alleged that Riyas had called for a riot against the governor.

12:22 pm: Dr Shahna suicide case: Court releases accused Dr Ruwais into police custody

The court released Dr Ruwais into police custody for 4 days over the death of a young doctor in Thiruvananthapuram. The court rejected the bail application on Monday considering the prosecutor's argument that granting bail to the accused at this stage would affect the investigation.

12:00 pm: Youth arrested for robbery in Varkala

Youths who attacked a middle-aged man and stole a gold necklace were arrested in Varkala. The accused were identified as Sabir and Sabeel. The police said that the incident took place near a private bar in Varkala Maidan last Thursday around 6 pm. Sabir and Sabeel are accused in six cases including goat theft in Varkala station.

11:15 am: Protests erupt as Youth Congress Leader faces backlash for Facebook post criticizing Nava Kerala Sadas

Tensions rise as the Youth Congress leader faces criticism and potential backlash for a Facebook post allegedly inciting riots by criticizing the Navakerala Sadas. In response, members of the Youth Congress are set to march to the Palakkad SP office shortly, expressing their concerns and seeking resolution amid growing tensions.

10:54 am: SFI to continue agitation against governor

SFI State Secretary PM Arshaw has stated that the protest against Governor Arif Muhammad Khan will continue. He denied the allegation that the police had leaked the governor's travel route. We should not have leaked the information either.

10:36 am: Sabarimala pilgrims forced to return from Pandalam due to overwhelming rush

Many Sabarimala pilgrims had to return from Pandalam without reaching Sannidhanam due to overwhelming crowds. Despite waiting for hours, they couldn't climb the mountain. The rush continues today, causing significant delays for KSRTC buses, leaving many pilgrims waiting for up to ten hours. The situation remains challenging for those hoping to complete their pilgrimage.

10:33 am: Man tried to rape kidney donor woman in Thiruvananthapuram; arrested

A man who tried to torture a young woman who was resting at home after donating a kidney to her husband was arrested. Sugunan, a native of Poontura, was arrested by the Poontura police. 

10:17 am: Medical college teacher suspended over sending deformative messages to student

A medical college teacher has been suspended for sending a deformative message to a medical student.  The medical board director suspended the teacher in the anatomy department.

9:52 am: Kerala government issues Rs 5,000 fine for throwing, digging, or burning waste in public places

The government has issued an ordinance amending the Municipal and Panchayati Raj Acts to make the laws and government procedures related to waste management more efficient and strict. The ordinance issued on Saturday includes imprisonment for up to one year and a fine of Rs 50,000 for negligent waste management.

9:32 am: 21 stations in Kerala receive Eat Right Railway Station certificate by FSSAI

Thiruvananthapuram: Around 21 railway stations in Kerala have been approved under the Eat Right Railway Station Scheme led by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India to ensure safe food for passengers. Around 114 Railway Stations in India have received the certificate. Among them, Kerala has received the most recognition.

9:15 am: 3 people in custody over clash at Manaveeyam Veedhi 

The police have taken three people in custody over a clash at Manaveeyam Veedhi. The clash took over accusations of smoking cigarettes and blowing smoke on their faces.

9:03 am: Review meeting under the leadership of the Chief Minister to be held today for the smooth conduct of the Sabarimala pilgrimage

A review meeting will be held today under the leadership of the Chief Minister for the smooth conduct of the Sabarimala pilgrimage. The meeting will be online at 10 a.m. The Devaswom Minister, other Ministers, the Chief Secretary, the Devaswom Board President, and the DGP will be present.

8:53 am: Man kills his friend over doubting illicit relationship with his wife in Kayamkulam

 The police have registered the arrest of Abhijith and two accomplices in the incident of beating a youth to death in Mannanchira. The police explained that Nitin's friendship with Abhijith's wife led to the murder.

8:36 am: Minister of Kerala supports SFI black flag protest against governor

Minister Mohammed Riyas and Minister  P. Rajeev supported the SFI workers who staged a black flag protest by jumping on the Governor's motorcade. Minister Rajeev responds that the SFI strike against the Governor and the KSU protest against the Chief Minister are not the same.

8:19 am: Four-year-old boy strangled to death by a female relative in Thrissur

A four-year-old boy was strangled to death by a female relative in Thrissur. Deepti Das (29), who injured herself after the incident was admitted to the Thrissur Medical College Hospital with serious injuries. The police said that Deepti is undergoing treatment due to mental health problems.

8:15 am: Heavy rush continues in the Sabarimala today

All the pilgrimage routes to Sabarimala continue to be busy. The pilgrims alleged that KSRTC services were not running at Pampa.

8:10 am: Woman found dead in well of her husband's house in Kannur 

A woman was found dead in a well in Kannur. The deceased was identified as Shafna, a native of Pettipalam. 

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