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Kerala News Highlights: Kerala to receive heavy rainfall for next five days

Kerala News Highlights: Kerala to receive heavy rainfall for next five days

Kerala news live 19 December 2023 major highlights developments anr
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First Published Dec 19, 2023, 8:17 AM IST

4.15 PM: Idukki native Mariyakutty moves HC over non-payment of pension for 5 months

Mariyakutty, a native of Adimali, approached the High Court against the government, stating that she had not received her pension for five months. The petition was filed questioning the termination of the widow's pension. Mariyakutty requested in the petition that she has not received her pension for five months and the intervention of the court is required to get the pension arrears before the new year. The High Court sought an explanation from the government and the Adimali panchayat on Mariyakutty's petition. The plea will be heard again the next day.


3.55 PM: Use of fake ID card in Youth Congress elections; HC accepts plea to hand over probe to CBI

The High Court accepted the plea to hand over the investigation to the CBI in the case of fake ID cards in Youth Congress election. The High Court sought an explanation from the DGP. The petition will be heard after the Christmas break.


3:15 pm: Kerala to receive heavy rainfall for next five days

Kerala is likely to receive rain for the next 5 days due to the presence of a cyclonic vortex over the Comorin region and nearby areas. The India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to moderate rainfall. 


2:30 pm: One and half-year-old girl dies after drinking mosquito repellent in Kasaragod

 A one-and-a-half-year-old girl died in Kasarkot after mosquito repellent went inside by mistake. Two days ago, the child accidentally drank mosquito repellent while playing. The child who was undergoing treatment died this morning.


1.45 PM: 3 lorries collide at Palakkad's Koppam

Three lorries met with an accident after they collided at Koppam in Palakkad district on Tuesday (Dec 19) morning. The gravel in the lorry fell on the road. Under the impact of the collision, two lorries overturned. However, nobody was seriously injured in the accident. 


1.00 PM: M A Yusuff Ali inaugurates Lulu Mall in Palakkad

The new Lulu Mall was inaugurated by Lulu Group Chairman M.A. Yusuff Ali at Kannadi Kazhchparamb Junction on the Palakkad National Highway. The new mall will provide direct and indirect employment to 1400 people. Officials also claimed that Lulu Mall will be a strength for the agricultural sector in Palakkad. The major attraction is the 1 lakh square feet Lulu Hypermarket in the 2 lakh square feet mall. A food court that can accommodate 250 people at a time is also special.

Yusaff Ali said that the next Lulu Mall in Kerala will be opened in Kozhikode and the works are 80% complete. New malls and hypermarkets will be opened at 8 locations including Kozhikode, Thrissur, Kottayam, Perinthalmanna and Tirur. Outside Kerala, the new projects are in Gujarat (Ahmedabad), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. He also said that the country's largest food processing export center will start in Noida.


12.30 PM: Bike collides with gas lorry at Pala; two injured

Father and son were seriously injured after a gas lorry collided with the bike at Pala Kadapattur Bypass. Kalappuraikal Benny and his son Albin, natives of Poonjar Perunilam, were injured. The lorry was coming from Pala's twelfth mile to Kadapattur. The lorry hit the bike while trying to reach Murikumpuzha Cathedral Church Road and cross the bypass road to Mutholi. Both were seriously injured and admitted to the hospital.


11.45 AM: Christmas 2023: BJP in Kerala to visit Christian homes with cakes and PM Modi's messages

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders of Kerala and party members will reach out to the clergy houses and residences of Christians from Thursday (Dec 21) with the cake and the Prime Minister's Christmas message. A ten-day-long program called Snehayatra has been organised to ensure the votes of the Christians ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. The aim is also to ease the opposition of the Church on the Manipur issue.

Read More: Christmas 2023: BJP in Kerala to visit Christian homes with cakes and PM Modi's messages


11.00 AM: Chairperson of BJP-ruled Municipality in Palakkad resigns

Chairperson of the BJP-ruled Palakkad Municipal Council has resigned with two years left to complete the term. Priya Ajayan, who was the chairperson, submitted her resignation to the secretary the other day. She said the resignation was due to personal reasons and there were no other issues. Priya also stated that the leadership was informed about the resignation three months ago. She informed the leadership that she could not continue due to personal reasons.


10.30: Police seize 235 grams of gold hidden in shirt buttons in Kasaragod

The police seized 235 grams of gold hidden in shirt buttons from an individual in Kasaragod. He tried to evade Customs and escape with the gold when the police intercepted him. Muhammad Bisharat (24) from Kasargod has been arrested. After hiding it inside the buttons of the shirt, the shirt was placed in the baggage along with other clothes.


10:16 am: Shutters of Mullaperiyar to not open today

The shutters of Mullaperiyar dam will not be opened today due to a decrease in rainfall and water flow. 


9:32 am: Suicide threat message received in police station WhatsApp group

A civil police officer in Pathanamthitta Kodumon Police Station has expressed distress, claiming mental torture by the CI and another person. The officer hinted at a conspiracy against him and even threatened suicide. He held the CI and the other person responsible if anything happened to him. 


9:00 am: Central Health Ministry confirms 115 fresh Covid-19 cases in Kerala yesterday

The Central Health Ministry has officially reported an additional 115 COVID-19 cases in Kerala yesterday. Consequently, the total number of active cases in Kerala stands at 1,749. Nationally, there are a total of 1,970 active cases, with 142 cases confirmed across the entire country yesterday.


8.28 AM: M B Rajesh hits out at Governor; draws parallel to Malayalam movie characters

M B Rajesh said that it was a prime-time comedy by Governor Arif Mohammed Khan wherein he did a roadshow in Kozhikode the other day.
"Those who are learned and intellectual are being called criminals and rascals. The Governor is Jagathy's character who says arrest me. The rascal call is like the Kuttan Pillai police. This was a conspiracy with the BJP in Mithai Street," he said.


8.17 AM: High Court to consider plea against govt order directing Collectors to generate funds for Nava Kerala Sadas

The High Court will again hear today the plea against the government order directing the district collectors to find money for the Nava Kerala Sadas through advertisements. In the preliminary hearing, the court gave a stay order yesterday to mobilize resources through advertisements. The stay is due to a lack of guidelines for collecting and accounting money.

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