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Kerala News Highlights : NDA to start Lok Sabha election campaign yatra from Kasaragod on January 27

Kerala News Highlights : NDA to start Lok Sabha election campaign yatra from Kasaragod on January 27

kerala news live 15 january 2024 major highlights developments rkn
First Published Jan 15, 2024, 8:21 AM IST

4:51 pm: Man arrested for injuring youth in Thiruvananthapuram

A man was arrested for injuring and hacking a youth in Thiruvananthapuram. Shakir, a native of Attingal was arrested. The attack took place at 11 pm.

4:35 pm: Man arrested for beating old man over non-payment of gang fees in Pathanamthitta

Gangster leader Shibu, who is accused of several criminal cases, including murder, has been arrested by the police in a case of assaulting and injuring an elderly person in anger over non-payment of gang fees.

4:15 pm: Woman dies after getting shock while pucking pepper in Pathanamthitta

A woman died after getting shock with an electric post while picking pepper in Pathanamthitta. The deceased has been identified as Sudhamani. Her husband was seriously injured in the accident. Her husband, Rajendran was admitted to Kottayam Medical College Hospital. 

3;33 pm:2-year-old found dead in pond in Thiruvananthapuram

A two-year-old boy fell into a pond and died in Thiruvananthapuram. The deceased is Mohammad Naqib, son of Nisar, a native of Kodapali. The body was found in the pond during the investigation.  

3:01 pm: Rice prices surge in Kerala again by Rs 8

The state's rice prices are rising yet again. The price of Ponni and Kola rice kinds has gone up by Rs. 8. Even in this season of falling prices, Kurua and Jaya rice types are still quite expensive. In the last two months, the cost of Ponni rice has gone up by Rs. 8. The current price of Ponni rice ranges from Rs 47 to Rs 65 in the wholesale market of Valiyangadi, Kozhikode. In the retail market, it costs between Rs 55 and Rs 73. Moreover, the cost of the kola rice used to make biryani has increased. It has gone up by Rs 7.

2:22 pm: Clash erupts during youth congress protest in Alappuzha

A clash erupted during Youth congress protest in Alappuzha. Youth Congress district president AP Praveen was surrounded by police and beaten up. Praveen, who crossed the barricade and proceeded alone, was surrounded by the police team and beaten up.

2:02 pm: Man dies as truck crashes into wall in Kottayam

A man died after a truck lost control and crushed into a wall in Kottayam. Chacko, a resident of Kottayam died. The accident happened around 12 p.m.

1:36 pm: NDA to start Loksabha election campaign yatra from Kasaragod on January 27

The NDA State Padayatra in Kerala will start the Loksabha election campaign from Kasargod on January 27. Around 25000 people will participate in each Lok Sabha constituency. The President of Bharatiya Janata Party, JP Nadda, will inaugurate the Padayatra. Allegations are emerging that the left and right political fronts in Kerala are cooperating to impede the ongoing central agency investigation into a month-long controversy. It is claimed that both fronts fear legal consequences for their leaders if the investigation proceeds. K. Surendran has asserted that, amidst Kerala's significant financial crisis, the fronts are attempting to shift responsibility onto the central government. 

1:06 pm: HC orders central govt to submit documents regarding Monthly payment controversy case against Veena Vijayan's company

Kochi: The High Court has asked the Central Government to provide documents regarding the ongoing investigation into monthly allegations against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's daughter's company, Exalogic. Although the investigation is underway, the Serious Fraud Investigation Office of the Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs has not hindered the investigation, the petitioner, Kottayam District Panchayat, Advocate Shaun George said to the court. The court informed that the petition will be considered on 24 January.

12:36 pm: Police use water cannon against youth congress workers in Kasaragod

The police used water canons and barricaded against youth congress workers' protests in Kasaragod.

11:45 am: 2 Congressmen suspended for seeking bribe for part-time librarian's post at Kozhikode cultural centre

Two Congress leaders have been suspended for demanding a bribe for the appointment of a part-time librarian at Mukkam Grama Panchayat Cultural Center. Karim Pazhangal, who asked for a bribe, and Sunny Kizhakkarakkot, who recorded the phone conversation and leaked it, were suspended from the primary membership of the party. The Kozhikode District Congress Committee Office explained that the action against Kareem is based on the conviction that he has carried out activities that have brought the party into disrepute among the public. 

11:14 am: Actor-politician Suresh Gopi presents golden crown to Lady of Lourdes Church in Kerala's Thrissur

Actor-politician Suresh Gopi on Monday (Jan 15) visited the Our Lady of Lourdes Metropolitan Cathedral in Thrissur ahead of the wedding ceremony of his daughter Bhagya Suresh. During his visit with his family including his wife Radhika Suresh and daughters Bhagya and Bhavya, he presented a golden crown to Mother Mary in the church.

10:48 am: Man kills his mother for opposing to drink alcohol at home

The son strangled his mother to death after objecting to drinking at home. Lalitha (60), wife of the late Mohanan, was killed. The police arrested his son Bineesh (29). Lalitha was bedridden at home after her left leg was amputated due to diabetes.

10:30 am: Social activist Suraja S Nair found dead in washroom of train

A woman from Kottayam Vaikom was found dead in the washroom of the train during the journey. Suraja S Nair, a native of Vaikom Arattukulangara, was found dead in the washroom of Alleppey Dhanbad Express this morning. Suraja was returning home after going to her sister's house in Odisha. 

9:49 am: LDF to move Supreme Court against Governor for not signing Land Amendment Bill

Thiruvananthapuram: The Left Democratic Front will approach the Supreme Court against Governor Arif Mohammed Khan for not signing the Land Amendment Bill. The LDF leadership in Idukki decided to hold a protest in front of the Raj Bhavan by erecting a hut. CPM district secretary CV Varghese said that people including MP Dean Kuriakose are opposing the law amendment by taking money from environmental organizations.

9:25 am:  Holiday declared for six districts in Kerala today

A holiday has been declared in six districts of the state on the occasion of Pongal and Makaravilakku on Monday (January 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.

8:55 am: Veteran music director K J Joy passes away

The veteran music director KJ Joy passed away in Chennai. He has composed music for more than 200 films. He made his debut in 1975 with the film Love Letter. He is also a music director who is described as the first techno musician in Malayalam. He was the first to use the keyboard in South Indian cinema.

8:42 am: CM Pinarayi Vijayan to inaugurate Global Science Festival Kerala today

The Global Science Festival Kerala will begin today. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the festival.  The Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) and Amuseum ArtScience are organizing the Global Science Festival Kerala (GSFK), which is scheduled to take place from January 15 to February 15 at the Bio 360 Life Sciences Park in Thonnakkal, Thiruvananthapuram.

8:27 am: 7-year-old dies after hitting his head on an electric post while traveling in autorickshaw

A seven-year-old boy met a tragic end after he stuck his head out of a running autorickshaw. The boy died after hitting his head on an electric post. Vaishnav, son of Deepu and Shanti Krishna, died.

8:17 am: Makaravilakku 2024: Sabarimala ready to witness Makarajyoti today; preparations completed

The Sabarimala Sannidhanam and its surroundings are ready for Makarajyoti darshan at Sabarimala today. The Thiruvabharana procession will reach Sannidhanam at 6 pm. Then worship the lamp and light the lamp at Ponnambalamedu. The devotees flock in and around Sannidhanam to see Makarajyoti.

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