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Kerala News LIVE : IFFK 2023: Japanese film titled "Evil Does Not Exist" wins Suvarna Chakoram for Best Film

Kerala News LIVE : IFFK 2023:  Japanese film titled "Evil Does Not Exist" wins Suvarna Chakoram for Best Film

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First Published Dec 15, 2023, 8:17 AM IST

7:42: IFFK 2023:Best Reporter - Angel Marie Mathew

Angel Marie Mathew from Asianet News has been recognized as the Best Reporter.

7:35 pm: IFFK 2023: Suvarna Chakoram for Best Film

Japanese film titled "Evil Does Not Exist" wins Suvarna Chakoram for Best Film

7:16 pm: IFFK 2023: KR Mohan Award for Best Debut Director

Uttam Kamatti was recognized with the KR Mohan Award for Best Debut Director for his film "Kherwal."

7:10 pm: IFFK 2023: Netpack Award for Best Malayalam Film.

Anand Akarshi's movie "Aattam" secured the Netpack Award for Best Malayalam Film.

7:09 pm: IFFK 2023: Best Asian Film

The film "Sunday" was acclaimed as the Best Asian Film.

7:07 pm: IFFK 2023: Netpack Award for Best Asian Film

Shokir Kholikov's Uzbekistan film earned the Netpack Award for Best Asian Film.

7:05 pm: IFFK 2023: Rajata Chakoram for Best Director

Shokir Kholikov was honored with the Rajata Chakoram for Best Director for the movie "Sunday."

4:56 pm: Accused in the case of murdering his daughter commits suicide in Kollam

Srimahesh, the accused in the case of killing his six-year-old daughter by striking her head with an axe in Mavelikkara, has committed suicide by jumping from a train. Mahesh was facing charges in the death of his daughter Nakshatra. The tragic incident occurred at the Shastamkota railway station while he was being transported to Thiruvananthapuram Central Jail after a court hearing. This development adds a somber chapter to the already distressing case.

4:33 pm: Organisers of International Film Festival of Kerala send letter to government to remove Ranjith as Chairman

The organisers of the film festival including nine members at the International Film Festival of Kerala demanded the state government remove Ranjith as the chairman. The issue brewed after the controversy over Ranjith's comment to the media.

4:10 pm: Old lady beating incident: Accused remanded for 14 days

The accused daughter-in-law, Manjumol Thomas, involved in the brutal beating of an elderly woman in Kollam, has been remanded for 14 days. The court denied bail and transferred the accused to Thiruvananthapuram Attakulangara Women's Jail. Manjumol's bail application, citing the need to care for the children, was not considered by the court, leading to her remand in connection with the case. The legal proceedings highlight the severity of the charges against her and the court's decision based on the presented arguments.

3:46 pm: Veteran actor Prakash Raj to be Chief Guest at closing ceremony

The 28th IFFK, organized by the Kerala State Film Academy is scheduled to end today. Veteran actor Prakash Raj will be the chief guest for the closing ceremony at Nishagandhi Auditorium, Thiruvananthapuram.

3:04 pm: Kerala to receive heavy rainfall in next 2 days; Yellow alert in 7 districts tomorrow: IMD

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Kerala and Tamil Nadu should expect significant rainfall in the upcoming days. Even though Tamil Nadu has recovered from the floods, there's a chance that heavy rain could fall again. As there may be significant rain tomorrow and the following day, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu have issued an orange alert.

2:36 pm: 4 people arrested for attacking medical students in Palakkad

A group of anti-social individuals attacked students at Palakkad Medical College last night, resulting in four students sustaining serious injuries. The injured students were promptly admitted to the Medical College Hospital. Subsequently, the victims filed a complaint with the South Police, leading to the detention of four individuals involved in the incident. 

2:03 pm: Not a proud thing...': CM Pinarayi Vijayan supports to file appeal in High court against Vandiperiyar POCSO case verdict

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the appeal will be filed in the High Court after looking into the court verdict in the Vandiperiyar POCSO case. The Chief Minister also informed that he has decided to appeal to the court and said that what happened should be investigated and that it was not a proud thing for the state.

1:27 pm: Sabarimala collection falls as compared to previous year

There has been a notable reduction of 20 crores in the Sabarimala footfall, with a total collection of 1,34,44,90,495 crores over 28 days. This marks a decrease compared to the previous year when the collection amounted to Rs 1,54,77,97,005 crore. The number of devotees also experienced a decline, with a decrease of one and a half lakh compared to the previous year. 

12:45 pm: Shabna suicide case: Kozhikode District Court rejects bail plea of husband, sister, mother-in-law  

The court rejected the anticipatory bail plea of ​​husband Habib and sister in the suicide of Shabna in Orchateri. Kozhikode District Court also rejected the bail application of mother-in-law Nabisa and uncle Hanifa, who are in remand. At the same time, the court granted anticipatory bail to the father-in-law, considering his age.

12:36 pm: Old woman beating incident: Human Rights Commission files suo-moto case against the accused

State Human Rights Commission filed a voluntary case against the daughter-in-law for beating an 80-year-old mother-in-law in Kollam. Commission member VK Binakumari demanded that the Kollam district police chief submit the investigation report within seven days.

12:10 pm: Search continues with the help of Kumki, Bharat to catch tiger in Wayanad

Wayanad: The forest department has intensified its search to catch the tiger that killed the man who bit the dairy farmer Prajeesh in Wayanad's Sultan Batheri Wakeri. The search started after bringing the Kumki elephants to the spot. The search has been extended, including the RRT team along with elephants named Vikram and Bharat.

11:24 am: Minister K Krishnan admitted due to health issues

Electricity Minister K Krishnan has been hospitalised due to health issues.

11:01 am: Vandiperiyar case: Investigation team confirms as there was no failure in collecting evidence

 Investigating officer TD Sunil Kumar said that there was no failure in collecting evidence in the case of rape and strangulation of a six-year-old girl in Vandiperiyar and forensic experts had reached the spot and collected evidence. It can be said with 100 percent certainty that there was no failure on the part of the police in the investigation. 

10:23 am: Daughter-in-law to be produced in court over beating old woman at home for 6 years

 A daughter-in-law will be produced in court over beating an old woman for about 6 years at Kollam today. The accused Manjumol has been charged with an attempt to murder. Eliamma, the old woman said that her daughter-in-law has been beating her for six years. She said that Manju locked her in the house and also her son Jace. Even if she falls on the ground after being beaten, she will kick and beat her.  Eliamma Varghese told Asianet News that both the children of Manju Mol are under the care of the Child Welfare Committee.

9:58 am: Former Forest Minister KP Viswanathan passes away

The former forest minister, KP Viswanathan passed away at Thrissur Private Hospital.

9:27 am: Six-year-old dies after rope of cradle stuck around her neck

 A six-year-old girl met a tragic end after the rope of the cradle got entangled in her neck. The deceased was identified as Haya Fathima. he child was immediately taken to the hospital but could not be saved. 

9:09 am: Congress files complaint against Saji Cherian for statement about Sabarimala rush

The Congress has complained to the DGP, demanding that a case be filed against Minister Saji Cherian for inciting violence in his statement related to the Sabarimala ru. Kottayam DCC president Natakam Suresh filed the complaint, alleging that the minister had tried to break religious harmony and create riots. 

8:49 am: Kozhikode ranked among 10 safest cities in India 

Kozhikode has a new achievement after the UNESCO City of Literature status, as it is ranked 10th in the list of safest cities in India. Kozhikode is the only city in Kerala in the top ten.

8:41 am: Vandiperiyar case: Family of the victim to give appeal in High Court

 The family of a six-year-old girl who was raped and killed in Idukki will file an appeal in the High Court as soon as they get the permission from the Director General of Prosecution. The family of the child wants the verdict to be canceled acquitting Arjun. The family of the six-year-old told Asianet News that they will file an appeal against this demand.

8:30 am: Holiday for all educational institutions in Thiruvananthapuram over Beemapally uroos

A local holiday has been declared in the district in connection with uroos at Beemapally, a famous Islamic shrine in Thiruvananthapuram. Prior permission was granted to grant local holidays on the first day of Uroos festival.

8:21 am: 28th Kerala International Film Festival to end today

The curtain will fall on the 28th Kerala International Film Festival today. South Indian star Prakash Raj will be the chief guest at the closing ceremony.

8:16 am: Sabarimala special Vande Bharat train starts service from Chennai today

The Sabarimala Special Vandebharat allotted to Kerala has departed from Chennai. The train departed at 4.30 am and reached Kottayam at 4.15 pm.


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