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Kerala News Highlights: Operation Ajay: Keralites rescued from Israel land in Cochin airport

Kerala News Highlights: Operation Ajay: Keralites rescued from Israel land in Cochin airport

Kerala news LIVE 13 October 2023 major highlights developments rkn
First Published Oct 13, 2023, 8:11 AM IST

4:10 PM: Wild boar attacks couple in Thiruvananthapuram

A couple was being attacked by wild boar in Thiruvananthapuram . The victims were identified as Sabu Joseph and his wife, Lijimol. The incident took place on Thursday (Oct 12) night. Both of them were travelling on scooters, and suddenly the boar attacked and injured them. Both of them were rushed to the hospital.

3:23 PM: BSNL to provide 4G connection in tribal panchayat in Idukki

The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has decided to provide  4G connection in Edamalakkudy, the only tribal panchayat in Kerala. The services are provided by BSNL, with Rs 4.31 crore allocated by the Scheduled Tribes Development Department. Officials informed that the Citizen Connect for 4G project will be commissioned soon after the preparations have been completed.

2:45 PM: Operation Ajay: Keralites rescued from Israel land in Cochin airport

The flight carrying five out of seven Keralites who were stuck in the Israel-Hamas war has reached Cochin International Airport today (October 13). The flight Air India AI 831 reaches Cochin airport at 2:25 pm today. The Kerala House officials has informed that the rest will travel on their own. The first flight of 'Operation Ajay,' which carried 212 Indian nationals stranded in Israel due to the ongoing conflict, touched down in New Delhi today. In the group consisting of 212 people, 7 people are from Kerala.

2:04 PM: Chances of widespread rain today; yellow alert in 10 districts

There is a possibility of widespread rain in central and southern Kerala today (Oct 13). The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has announced yellow alert in ten district including Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad and Malappuram districts today.

1:38 PM: Journalist Sachidananda Murthy passes away

Prominent journalist K. S. Sachidananda Murthy passed away in Bangalore on Friday, October 13. He had undergone a lung transplant and was seeking treatment in the ventilator for  few days.

1:02 PM: Two arrested for Israel job fraud case in Malappuram

Two people were arrested in the case of extorting six and a half lakh rupees by promising them a visa to Israel on Friday (Oct 13). the accused were identified as John Son Stephen (55) and Eldos (29). The accused were arrested from Kottayam and Thiruvananthapuram.

12:15 PM: UDF demands Vizhinjam port naming as Oommen Chandy

UDF convener M. M. Hassan demanded that the new international seaport, Vizhinjam, be named after the former chief minister, Oommen Chandy. The minister stated that the Vizhinjam port project came to fruition as a result of the efforts of the UDF government and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's development vision and determination.

11:26 AM: Malayalam actress alleges harassment on board; police seeks report from Air India

The police has sought a report from Air India in the case of the actress being insulted on the plane on Tuesday( Oct 10).  The police will question the friends who were on the plane with the accused. The actress said in the complaint that a passenger misbehaved and inappropriately touched her. The co-passenger was reportedly in an inebriated state. 

10:50 AM: Kerala soldier dies of snake bite in Rajasthan

A soldier from Kerala died of snakebite while on duty in Rajasthan on Friday (Oct. 13). The deceased was identified as Vishnu, a native of Alappuzha. He was bitten by a snake while patrolling in Jaisalmer. He was rushed to the military hospital; however, his life could not be saved. The body will be brought to the Nedumbassery airport at 6 p.m. today.

10:27 AM: 25 electric buses to roll out in Thrissur as part of PM Project

25 electric buses will start running in Thrissur district soon. 25 out of 100 electric buses were allotted to Thrissur under the Prime Minister's Seva Yojana. The plan is to run bus services centred around Thrissur city and the areas around 20 km from the city.

9:49 AM: Operation Ajay: 5 out of 7 people from Kerala to fly down to Kochi

The first flight from Israel with Indians arrived in Delhi. In the group consisting of 230 people, 7 people are Keralites. The Kerala House authorities said out of the total 7 people who came, only 5 will return to Kochi from Delhi at 11.05 a.m.

9:32 AM:  Former Pathanamthitta collector Divya S Iyer appointed as Vizhinjam Port MD

The former district collector of Pathanamthitta Divya S Iyer appointed as the Managing Director of Vizhinjam Port. The state government has transferred the collectors of four districts including Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Kollam, Kannur, Kozhikode and Malappuram districts.

9:18 AM: 14 people rescued from the forest area of Kollam due to heavy rain

The rescue operation team has rescued 14 people who were trapped in forest area due to heavy rain in Kollam on Thursday night. 

8:40 AM: Kerala people from Israel will reach Thiruvananthapuram today

The first flight from Israel with Indians arrived in Delhi. In the group consisting of 230 people, 7 people are Keralites. The Kerala House officials said that all seven Keralites will return to Thiruvananthapuram by Vistara flight at 8.20 a.m.

8:34 AM: Famous producer and businessman PV Gangadharan passes away

Prominent businessman and film producer PV Gangadharan (80) passed away in Kozhikode on Friday, October 13. He was under treatment for more than one week due to age-related issues.

8:05 AM : Kerala to receive heavy rainfall today; yellow alert in 7 districts

Heavy rainfall will continue in the state today(October 13). The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert in seven districts, including Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, and Idukki.

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