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Kerala News Highlights: Holiday announced for Chavakkad Taluk on Guruvayur Ekadashi

Kerala News Highlights: Holiday announced for Chavakkad Taluk on Guruvayur Ekadashi

Kerala News live 17 november 2023 major highlights developments anr
First Published Nov 17, 2023, 8:20 AM IST

4:12 PM: Unknown body found in Parassinikkadavu river in Kannur

An unknown mutilated body was found in the Parassinikkadavu river in Kannur. The dead body is two days old. The Thaliparam police and fire brigade reached the spot and took out the body.

3:45 PM: Kerala CM's social media team's tenure extended again; expenses amount to over Rs 6 lakh per month

The government has issued an order extending the contract period of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's social media management team by one year. The contract period of the 12-member team was extended with reference to the need for continued maintenance of the website and social media. The government spends Rs 6.67 lakh per month only on salary

3:20 PM: Adivasi woman gives birth in Ambulance

An Adivasi woman gives birth in an ambulance in Pathanamthitta. Beena (23), a native of Kokkathot, Pathanamthitta, gave birth in an ambulance on the way to the hospital. The initial treatment was given at Konni Taluk Hospital. She was then shifted to Pathanamthitta General Hospital.

2.45 PM: Kerala govt approves medical reimbursement for CM's political secretary P Sasi amid financial crisis

The Kerala government sanctioned the medical reimbursement for Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's political secretary and CPI(M) leader P Sasi. An amount of Rs 10,680 for the Ayurvedic treatment taken from September 19 to October 13, 2022 at Poojappura Government Panchakarma Hospital has been sanctioned by the government despite a severe financial crisis. On November 3, 2022, P Sasi submitted an application asking for the money spent on treatment. 

Read More: Kerala govt approves medical reimbursement for CM's political secretary P Sasi amid financial crisis

2:14 PM: Driver found dead inside traveler in Wayanad

A driver was found dead inside a traveler in Wayanad. The deceased was identified as Balakrishnan. The body has shifted to a private hospital. The traveler was parked near the Meenakshi Parking area.

1.00 PM: Kerala likely to receive heavy rainfall after formation of Cyclone Midhili

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has informed that cyclone Midhili has formed in the Bay of Bengal. "Midhili" is a very intense depression that formed over the central-west Bay of Bengal and strengthened into a cyclonic storm. According to IMD, the cyclone is likely to travel in the north-east direction and cross the Bangladesh coast by tonight or tomorrow morning. At present, the cyclone is located 190 km east of the Odisha coast, 200 km south-southeast of West Bengal and 220 km southwest of Bangladesh. The Central Meteorological Department has informed that with the development of the cyclone, moderate/moderate rains with thunder and lightning and heavy rains at isolated places are likely in Kerala for the next 3 days. Yesterday, the weather department sounded a yellow alert in Kollam and Pathanamthitta districts on 19-11-2023 and in Pathanamthitta and Idukki districts on 20-11-2023. 

12.15 PM: Holiday announced for Chavakkad Taluk on Guruvayur Ekadashi

The district collector ordered that all government offices and educational institutions in Chavakkad taluk be a holiday on November 23, when Ekadesi is celebrated at the Guruvayur Sri Krishna temple. The order does not apply to pre-scheduled public examinations and examinations conducted for recruitment to central and state semi-government institutions.

11:34 AM: KSRTC to provide special services from Kumily in Sabarimala season

KSRTC has started special services to facilitate the travel of pilgrims on the occasion of Sabarimala Mandala Makaravilak Mahotsavam. 12 KSRTC buses have been arranged at Kumali which is the main stop for pilgrims. Special services will operate without affecting existing services. The ticket price is Rs 232.

11:00 PM: 60-year-old woman's body was found near her home in Kollam

A 60-year-old woman's body was found charred to death near her home in Kollam. The deceased has been identified as Vasantha. The police have started an investigation. It is suspected that she committed suicide by putting herself on fire.

10.15 AM: Kerala to begin distribution of welfare pension for one month today

An order has been issued for the distribution of one month's welfare pension announced earlier in the state. The proposal is to start the distribution today and complete it by November 26. A week after announcing that one month's welfare pension would be released immediately, the order to release the money was not sanctioned.  It is reported that the delay in collecting 900 crores for pension distribution has led to uncertainty. The development comes a day ahead of Chief Minister and his cabinet ministers' constituency tour 'Nava Kerala Sadas' starting on November 18.

9:52 AM: Actor Krishna Kumar provides financial support to Mariyakutty

The actor-politician Krishna Kumar has provided financial support to Mariyakutty and Annakutty who launched a protest against government for delay in welfare pension by seeking alms in public

9.30 AM: Constituency tour 'Nava Kerala Sadas' to kick-off on Saturday amid controversies

The Chief Minister and Ministers begin the Nava Kerala Sadas, an outreach program across constituencies starting tomorrow. The government will tour the state for a month and address the public grievances. The journey of the Chief Minister and his team is amid allegations of extravagance during the crisis. The opposition will boycott it, accusing it of extravagance. The opposition alleges that the party is campaigning at the expense of the government. 

9:18 AM: Fine against Tirur hotel as chicken head found in biryani

 The Revenue Divisional Office court imposed a fine of Rs 75,000 on the incident of chicken head found in biryani in Tirur.

Read More: Kerala: Malappuram hotel shut down after chicken head found in biryani order

9:10 AM: Actor-politician Suresh Gopi visits Mariyakutty's home

The actor-politician visited Suresh Gopi visited Mariyakutty's house with BJP leaders. Suresh visited Mariya's home in the 200 acre house.

Read More: Kerala: Elderly women in distress as Welfare pension continues to remain suspended

8:35 AM: Aluva police file case against Congress leader's husband for deceiving family of Aluva rape victim

The family of the 5-year-old girl who was killed in Aluva was financially cheated by a member of the Mahila Congress leader's husband Muneer on Thursday. The Aluva East Police registered the case under the sections IPC 406 and IPC 420, Breach of Trust and Fraud. Though the child's father said that there was no complaint, the police visited the house yesterday and took his statement.

8.27 AM: Farmer commits suicide in Kannur after loss of land due to wild animals attack

At Kannur's Ayyankunn, a farmer committed suicide. Mudikayam Subramanian (71), who suffered from wild animal harassment and had to abandon farming, passed died. He was diagnosed with cancer. Wild animals harassing Subramanian forced him to abandon two acres of land. Over the past two and a half years, the family has been renting a home. Due to their land ownership, they were also ineligible for the government's LIFE Mission plan.

8.20 AM: Kalamassery blasts: Death toll rises to 6 as youth succumbs to injuries

The death toll in the Kalamassery blast climbed to 6 after Praveen Pradeep (24), who suffered burn injuries in the incident, died while undergoing treatment in a private hospital on Thursday night. Prior to his death, Praveen's mother Reena Jose (Sali-45) and younger sister Libna (12), who had gone with him to the prayer meeting on the day of the incident, had passed away from injuries.

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