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Kerala News Highlights: Makaravilakku 2024: Virtual queue at Sabarimala limits to 50,000 to manage crowd

Kerala News Highlights: Sabarimala is ready for the Makaravilakku festival. Meanwhile, the virtual queue at Sabarimala has been limited to 50,000 as part of crowd control.

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First Published Jan 14, 2024, 8:06 AM IST

4:50 pm: PM Modi likely to visit Thriprayar Shree Ramaswami Temple

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit the Thriprayar Shree Ramaswami Temple on January 17. The Prime Minister is coming to attend the wedding of actor and BJP leader Suresh Gopi's daughter on January 17. 

4:00 pm: Actor-BJP leader lends helping hands to orphanage children in Palakkad

Actor and BJP leader Suresh Gopi is stepping in to alleviate the concerns of orphaned children in Palakkad. These children, facing the challenge of repaying a home loan after the loss of their parents, caught the attention of Asianet News, which reported on their situation. Suresh Gopi has pledged to take over the children's home loan liabilities, transferring Rs 260,000 to the bank. This generous act ensures that Surya and Arya, the children in question, can regain the foundation of their home. The positive news was made public through Asianet News.

3:15 pm: Gang arrested for stealing bikes from Thiruvananthapuram

 The Marthandam police have arrested the fourth gang who stole bikes from various places in Kanyakumari district. The Marthandam police arrested Akash (20) from Aruvikkara, Vijin (21) and Ajith (18) from Attur and Santosh (20) from Palapallam near Tiruvattar.

2:30 pm: Body of a woman found in canal in Kozhikode

The dead body of a woman was found in the Connolly Canal in Kozhikode. The body of a 45-year-old woman was found near Kalipoika. Following the incident, the police and fire brigade reached the spot

1:06 pm: CCTV footage of accused escaping from Kannur Central Jail out

The CCTV footage of the accused escaping from Kannur Central Jail is available to Asianet news. Harshad, a native of Koyyode, was convicted in a drug case and escaped from Kannur Central Jail this morning. He came to collect the newspaper in the morning, got on the back of the bike, and escaped. Harshad was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment in a drug-related case.

12:00 pm: Keralite man dies in Riyadh

A Malayali expatriate died in Riyadh. Johnson (55), a resident of Kaliyikavila, Thiruvananthapuram died. He was working in a tile company for 10 years. 

11:11 am: Man arrested over charge of abetment of suicide in Vandiperiyar

The police arrested an auto driver who was a friend of Sridevi, a resident of Vandiperiyar, Idukki. Pramod Varghese was arrested on the charge of abetment of suicide. Sridevi was found hanging dead in her own house on July 1. 

10:13 am: 'Probe against Veena Vijayan's firm is politically motivated...' says CPI(M)

The  Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs has ordered an investigation into Exalogic Solutions, the company that Veena Vijayan, the daughter of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, owns. The investigation order was given based on the findings of the Income Tax Board after the 'monthly payment' controversy. Asianet News has received the inquiry order.

Read more: Kerala: 'Probe against Veena Vijayan's firm is politically motivated...' says CPI(M)

9:50 am: Tiger attacks pig farm in Wayanad

A tiger entered and killed a pig on a farm in Wayanad. The remains of the pig were discovered near the farm, indicating that the tiger dragged away and consumed the prey. This incident occurred at Sreejith and Anish's pig farm.

9:22 am: Malayalam dubbing artist KD George's body kept in morgue for two weeks

Malayalam actor and dubbing artist KD George passed away on December 30. He was in the intensive care unit of Ernakulam District Hospital due to health issues. Even after two weeks, there was no one to take over his body. The body is still in the Ernakulam General Hospital Mortuary.  The government did not release the body even though the filmmakers were ready for the last rites. 

8:34 am: Holiday declared for six districts due to Pongal celebration on Monday

 A holiday has been declared in six districts of the state on the occasion of Pongal and Makaravilakku on Monday (Jan 15). The holiday has been declared for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Palakkad and Wayanad districts. As part of Pongal celebrations, the Southern Western Railway has announced special train services to manage the rush of passengers.

8:19 am: Former minister and Senior Congress leader TH Mustafa passes away

Former minister and senior Congress leader TH Mustafa (82) passed away. He was being treated for a senile illness. He died at a private hospital in Kochi today at 5.30 am. He stayed away from politics due to health problems.

8:04 am: Makaravilakku 2024: Virtual queue at Sabarimala limits to 50,000 to manage crowd

Pathanamthitta: Sabarimala is ready for the Makaravilakku festival. The number of pilgrims is increasing at Sabarimala daily. Meanwhile, the virtual queue at Sabarimala has been limited to 50,000 as part of crowd control.

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