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Kerala News Highlights : Malayalam actor Devan appointed as BJP state Vice President

Kerala News Highlights : Malayalam actor Devan appointed as BJP state Vice President

Kerala news live 13 december 2023 major highlights developments anr
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First Published Dec 13, 2023, 8:10 AM IST

4:54 pm: Tirupati model dynamic queue system introduces to relieve the devotees arriving at Sabarimala

 The authorities have informed that the Tirupati model dynamic queue system has been introduced to relieve the devotees arriving at Sabarimala. It was also informed in the press release that basic facilities have been prepared for the safety of the pilgrims on the road coming from Marakutta to Saramkuthi. Drinking water, internet, wheelchair, structure, toilets etc. are always ready with rest facilities in six Q complexes. The facilities are arranged in three rooms in each Q complex. 


4:35 pm: Kerala man loses Rs 25,000 from his account in online scam text message

A 79-year-old man from Thalassery lost Rs 25,000 from a normal text message that appeared on his mobile in the name of SBI Yono. The text message asked the user to update his PAN card as the Yono App was blocked. The man clicked on the link. The site looks exactly like the official website. The site asked for OTP while logging in. After logging in, he lost his money from the account. The Thalassery police have registered the case and started an investigation.


4:00 pm: Lawyer orders to seek alternative venue for Nava Kerala Sadas at Kadakkal

A notice has been served to the Travancore Devaswom Board regarding the Nava Kerala Sadas scheduled at Kadakkal Devi Temple Grounds. High Court lawyer Shanku T Das has highlighted the legal violation of conducting the event outside the temple premises. The notice emphasizes that hosting the congregation requires demolishing the temple wall, potentially triggering protests from devotees. The organizers are urged to seek an alternative venue to avoid legal and public opposition.


3:15 pm: Thrivuvananthapuram doctor transferred to Wayanad medical college

Dr. Abdul Latif, the Head of the Surgery Department at Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital, has been transferred to Wayanad Medical College. This decision comes in response to allegations of engaging in private practice and directing patients to his son's private hospital. The transfer follows the acceptance of recommendations from the vigilance department.


2.30 PM: Malayalam actor Devan appointed as BJP state Vice President

Malayalam veteran actor Devan has been appointed as BJP's vice president of the state of Kerala.


2.00 PM: NSS alleges mismanagement as cause for Sabarimala rush

NSS says that mismanagement is the main reason for the current congestion at Sabarimala. There is a history of as many people having done darshan before and returning without any difficulty. The lack of experienced officers is the reason why there are difficulties today which were not experienced then. There is no proper system to help or control the devotees climbing the pathinettam padi.


1:50 pm: 5 members of the gang arrested for kidnapping youth in Thrissur

 A gang that kidnapped a native of Thrissur has been arrested following the nursing admission scam. Joshi Mathew, a native of Thrissur, was abducted and beaten up by a five-member gang. The beating was to get back the money extorted by Joshi's friend Akhil in the name of nursing admission. The accused had paid 18 lakhs to Akhil, who was introduced by Joshi.


1:00 pm: Asian Games medalists yet to receive cash prize announced by Kerala government

The Asian Games medalists allegedly claimed the state government for not providing cash prizes offered by the government. The reward was not paid not even after one month. The medalist Ansi Sojan told Asianet News that there is no point in waiting regarding money.


12:30 pm: 2-year-old drowned to death in fish tank in Malappuram

A two-year-old boy met a tragic end after falling into a fiber tank set up to grow fish in Malappuram.Muhammad Fahmin, son of Faisal, died at Kannantali Panangatur Cheriori house. The accident happened at 12:30 yesterday. 


11.45 AM: Local body byelection: Big win for UDF, setback for LDF; BJP gets one seat

UDF won big in the by-elections held for the vacant seats in local bodies in the state. UDF lost one sitting seat and captured four seats. UDF candidates won in 14 seats. LDF won 13 seats. BJP lost all the four seats it had in hand and managed to capture only one seat. BJP candidates won in total four seats. Aam Aadmi Party and SDPI won one seat each. The Left Front lost four seats and gained two seats.


11.28 AM:  Sabarimala pilgrim collapses and dies on Satram-Pullumedu Kanana route

A Sabarimala pilgrim identified as Rajesh Pillai (46), a native of Kollam, collapsed and died on Satram-Pullumedu Kanana route


11.00 AM: Kollam Chakkuvalli Parabrahma Temple grounds for Nava Kerala Sadas; HC intervenes

The High Court directed to produce the order permitting them to vacate the Kollam Chakkuvalli Parabrahma Temple grounds for Nava Kerala Sadas. The sanction order should be submitted as a memo today. 


10.25 AM: Sabarimala overcrowding: Notice for urgent motion in Lok Sabha

MP Benny Behanan moved an urgent motion in Lok Sabha today over Sabarimala issues related to overcrowding. The notice stated that government systems have failed to control congestion.


10.00 AM: Lakshadweep administration to stop Malayalam medium in schools; proposes to switch to CBSE

An order was issued by the Director of Education, Lakshadweep on the transition of the Malayalam curriculum to CBSE from next year. 
It has been ordered that admission from class 1 onwards will be as per CBSE. Those who are currently studying in classes 9 and 10 are excluded.

Read More: Lakshadweep orders change of curriculum from Malayalam medium to CBSE English medium


9.30 AM: Wayanad: Tiger reportedly arrived in a farm house; The forest department is investigating it.


9.00 AM: Petition filed against venue for Nava Kerala Sadas in Kollam temple

A petition has been filed in the High Court against making the grounds of the Kunnathur Chakkuvalli Parabrahma Temple a venue for the Nava Kerala Sadas. It is against the law to use the temple land for anything other than religious purposes and there is a need to stop the Nava Kerala Sadas on the temple land. There is also a campaign to demolish the temple wall. Nava Kerala Sadas will be held in Kollam on the 18th of this month. The High Court will consider the petition filed by the devotees today.


8:47 am: Saji Cherian seeks explanation from Ranjith over controversial interview

Minister Saji Cherian has sought an explanation from Kerala Film Academy Chairman Ranjith in a controversial interview that included a reference to Biju.  Saji Cherian told Asianet News that Ranjith should have avoided personal remarks. Ranjith has been told to convince him about the same. As a minister, he has intervened in the issues raised by Dr Biju. Saji Cherian said that there was no need for a statement. KSFDC board member Dr. Biju resigned. The letter states that the resignation is due to professional reasons.


8.23 AM: Search continues for man-eating tiger in Wayanad

The tiger that killed the dairy farmer in Wayanad's Vakery could not be traced even after three days. An extensive search will continue today. A massive search was conducted yesterday but the tiger could not be found. The footprints of a tiger were found in a banana plantation in Koodallur during the inspection conducted yesterday. However, it is not certain where the tiger escaped. The forest department is trying to identify the tiger by installing 22 camera traps at various places.


8.18 AM: Life Mission beneficiary dies before completion of house in Pathanamthitta

After the construction of the house under the LIFE Mission project was halted, Gopalakrishnan and his wife, who reside in Pathanamthitta, were forced to live in a tarpaulin shelter and lead a wretched life. The money received as the first installment was used to lay the foundation for the house, however, the remaining sum was not received. Following the Asianet News, the Congress pravasi organisation helped the family and the house was under construction. However, Gopalakrishnan, a cancer patient, breathed his last this morning. 


8.10 AM: Kerala Governor to send report to Centre on SFI protest against him

After getting the state government's report on the SFI protest, the governor has decided to submit a report to the Central government. Apart from the monthly report on the state's law and order situation, it is reported that a special report on the last day's protest may be given.

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