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Kerala News Highlights: Man gets 33 years imprisonment for raping minor girl in Kozhikode

Kerala News Highlights: Man gets 33 years imprisonment for raping minor girl in Kozhikode

kerala news live 15 November 2023 Major highlights developments rkn
First Published Nov 15, 2023, 8:22 AM IST

4:50 PM: Man gets 33 years imprisonment for raping minor girl in Kozhikode

A man was sentenced to 33 years of imprisonment for raping a minor girl in Kozhikode. The Kozhikode POCSO court issued the order and a fine of Rs 2.70 lakh. The accused was identified as Shaji Muneer. The second accused, Al Irshad, has been sentenced to 4 years of imprisonment and a fine of Rs 50,000. The incident took place on September 9, 2017. The child was molested at the home of the accused. A charge sheet was filed in 2018.

4:38 PM: Dengue cases death toll decreases in Kerala

The dengue cases in the state have tripled over the past year. Around 13,306 people have been diagnosed with the disease till yesterday. 48 people died the previous day.  92 people were confirmed to be infected yesterday.

Read more: Kerala: Dengue cases are on the rise, but fewer deaths this year

4:14 PM: Kerala Rain: Low-pressure forms over Bay of Bengal; IMD issues warning for fishing

The India Meteorological Department has said that due to the formation of extreme low pressure over the Central West Bay of Bengal, Kerala is likely to experience thunder and lightning rains for the next 5 days. A high wave of 1.0 to 1.5 meters is likely to occur along the Kerala coast till 11.30 pm tonight.

4:03 PM: Man dies by cardiac arrest in Malappuram

A  man died while digging a grave to bury a dead body in Malappuram. The deceased was identified as Sunil (46). The incident took place on Tuesday. He was rushed to a private hospital in Edakkara, however, he could not be saved.

3:46 PM: Kannur police issue lookout notice for two Maoists

The Kannur city police have issued a lookout notice to two Maoists named Sundari and Latha. The police doubt that both of them went to Thalassery.

3:29 PM: Woman tries to commit suicide over threatening to spread morphed photo in Kozhikode

 A woman who was a victim of loan fraud tried to commit suicide in Kozhikode. The online loan app fraudsters threatened the woman by sending messages to spread the morphed pictures. The woman is undergoing treatment at Kozhikode Medical College Hospital. 

3:02 PM: High court stay order on installing cameras in private bus

The High Court stayed the government order to install security cameras in private buses. The court issued notices to the state government and the transport commissioner on the petition. The petition pointed out that the state government has no authority to order the installation of cameras in buses.

2:41 PM: Attapadi Madhu lynching case: High Court stays rigorous imprisonment of first accused 

The High Court has stayed the rigorous imrprisonment of Hussain, the first accused in the Attapadi Madhu murder case. The court rejected the interim petition of the 12 defendants. The action is in the appeal filed by the defendants against the Mannarkkad SC/ST court verdict. As the sentence has been frozen, the first accused can be released on bail pending the verdict in the appeal. 

The court held 14 accused guilty of charges under IPC 304(2) for culpable homicide on April 24. The accused are Husain, Maraikkar, Shamsudeen, Radhakrishnan, Abubacker, Siddique, Ubaid, Najeeb, Jaijumon, Muneer, Sajeev, Satheesh, Hareesh and Biju.

2: 29 PM: Police complete questioning of Suresh Gopi over misconduct case; no arrest

2:14 PM: Government offices in Kasaragod to function on November 19 

Kasaragod District Collector Inbasekar Kalimuthu informed that all the government offices in the district will function on November 19 (Sunday).  The government-run Navakerala Sadas will be held in the district on November 18 and 19. 

2:01 PM: Minister Antony Raju justifies reason for luxury bus service for Nava Kerala Sadas

The transport Minister Anthony Raju has come forward to justify the preparation of a luxury bus worth Rs 1.05 for Nava Kerala Sadas. The bus is being prepared to avoid traffic congestion.

1:30 PM: Kerala government to boycott Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra at Attappadi

The state government has given instructions to the district authorities not to cooperate with the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra at Attappadi. The Kerala governor, Arif Mohammad Khan, will inaugurate the Vikasit Bharat Sankalpa Yatra at Attapadi. The Union Minister, V Muraleedharan, will also attend the program.

12:38 PM: Protesters block Minister Ahamed Devarkovil's vehicle in Vizhinjam port

The vehicle of Minister of Ports of Kerala, Ahmed Devarakovil, was stopped during a protest in Vizhinjam port. There was a protest at the place where compensation money was distributed to Kattamara workers who lost their livelihood. The allegation is that the fishermen in the north have been excluded from the compensation

12:31: Police starts questioning Suresh Gopi over misconduct case

12:17 PM: Actor-politician appears before Nadakkavu police station over misconduct case

12:03 PM: Kalamassery blast: Accused Dominic Martin remanded

The accused, Dominic Martin, in the Kalamassery blast has been remanded. The police produced Dominic in court as his custodial term ends today. He was produced in the Ernakulam Principal Sessions Court this morning.

11:59 AM: Kalamassery blast: Kerala government to give Rs 5 lakh compensation to victims' families

The cabinet meeting has decided to grant financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh each from the CM relief fund to the families of those who died in the Kalamassery blast on October 29. The medical expenses of those undergoing treatment including in private hospitals will also be allowed.

11:38 AM: Sreekandapuram Municipal Corporation cancels decision to pay money for Nava Kerala Sadas

The UDF-ruled Sreekandapuram Municipal Corporation reversed its decision to give money to the Nava Kerala Sadas. The decision was withdrawn by the special council. 

11:12 AM: 6 students arrested for ragging 1-year student at Chathamangalam MES college

Around 6 students were arrested for ragging a first-year engineering student at Chathamangala College. The accused were identified as Naushal Rahman, Muhammad SInan, Muhammad Ajjas, Muhammad Jasim, and Muhammad Shafeer.

10:58 AM: Kerala governor Arif Mohammad Khan to inaugurate Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra at Attapadi

The Kerala governor, Arif Mohammad Khan, will inaugurate the Vikasit Bharat Sankalpa Yatra at Attapadi. The Union Minister, V Muraleedharan, will also attend the program.

10:52 AM: Govt sanctions over Rs 1 crore for special bus during Nava Kerala Sadas

Amid the financial crisis in Kerala, the LDF government has issued an order sanctioning funds for the Nava Kerala Sadas. Rs 1 crore and five lakh was sanctioned surpassing the treasury limit. The work on the luxury bus is progressing in Bengaluru.

10:32 AM: Man arrested for beating girl in Kozhikode

A shop owner was arrested for beating a 34-year-old woman in Kozhikode. The accused was identified as Jafer. The complaint was that a young woman looking for a job as a salesgirl in Perampra, Kozhikode, was locked in her house and beaten up by the owner of the establishment. The financial transactions are the cause of the problem. Perampra police are taking the statement from the woman.

10:12 AM: Actor-politician Suresh Gopi to lead foot march to appear for questioning today 

Malayalam actor and politician Suresh Gopi will appear before the Nadakkavu police in connection with the case of misbehavior with a media worker in Kozhikode. The actor leads Padayatra to the police station. BJP State President K Surendran, Shobha Surendran, and M T Ramesh will follow Suresh Gopi during the padayatra

10:07 AM: Kerala man arrested for shooting pregnant wife in Chicago

A man hailing from Kottayam was arrested for shooting his pregnant wife in Chicago. The condition of his wife, Meera, is critical. The attack was due to some family problems. Amal, the husband has been arrested by Chicago police

9:53 AM: Kalamassery Blast: Custodial term for Dominic Martin will end today

The custody period for Dominic Martin, the accused in the Kalamassery blast case will end today. He will be presented before the Ernakulam Principal Sessions Court. After the completion of evidence collection and questioning, the police do not plan to request further remand for the accused.

9:16 AM: Indian Railways cancels several trains in Kerala on Nov 18, 19 for maintenance work

As part of track maintenance, train traffic has been again restricted in the state. Eight trains were canceled on November 18 and 19 due to the repair work on the bridge on the Pudukkad - Irinjalakuda section. Southern Railway informed that 12 trains have been partially canceled. Read more

9:06 AM: Youth arrested for threatening 9-year-old with toy gun

A youth who threatened a 9-year-old girl with a toy gun was arrested in Ernakulam. Albin Thomas was arrested. The POCSO department has registered a case against him.

9:01 AM: Aluva rape and murder: Verdict Ashfaq Alam's execution will not happen soon

Ashfaq Alam, the accused in the case of brutally raping and murdering a five-year-old girl in Aluva, will not be executed soon. Legal experts said that only after crossing many hurdles will the accused have the opportunity to appeal to the higher courts. Even if the Supreme Court rejects the accused's appeal, there are still options, including mercy petitions.

8:42 AM: Engineer student drowned to death at Palakkad temple pond

An engineering student named Sabari (19), the son of Sundaran, drowned in a temple pond in Palakkad. The incident took place around 6:30 pm on November 14. Sabari had come to bathe as part of Sabarimala rituals.

8:28 AM: Police intensify search in hilly areas after Maoist-Thunderbolt attack

After a recent confrontation between Thunderbolts commandos and suspected Maoists in the Urupukutty forest area of Ayyankunnu panchayat, security forces are now closely monitoring hilly regions and border forest areas of Karnataka. According to police sources, a Maoist was seriously injured in the firing that took place on Monday morning.

8:21 AM:  Sabarimala Ayyappa temple to open tomorrow for Mandala-Makaravilakku month

The Sabarimala temple will be opened tomorrow at 5 pm for Mandala-Makaravilakku month. The Devaswom Board informed that all the preparations have been completed. The state police chief will visit Pampa today to assess the security arrangements.

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