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Kerala News Highlights: TJ Joseph hand chopping case: Prime accused Savad sent to NIA custody

Kerala News Highlights: TJ Joseph hand chopping case: Prime accused Savad sent to NIA custody

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First Published Jan 19, 2024, 8:14 AM IST

4.15 PM: Koodathayi case accused moves court against Netflix series

The second accused in the infamous Koodathayi case, MS Mathew, has petitioned the court to hold Netflix and a few other internet media companies accountable for allegedly disseminating "false" information about the case. Even though the court trial was still in progress, Mathew attempted to move against the Netflix docuseries "Curry & Cyanide: The Jolly Joseph Case," claiming that it was disseminating misleading information.

3.30 PM: Centre denies Kerala's demand to reconsider 'India' to 'Bharat' textbook recommendation

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has declined the Kerala Government's demand to reconsider the recent recommendation of an NCERT panel to substitute the term 'India' with 'Bharat' in school textbooks, according to state government sources on Friday.

2.45 PM: LDF convenor EP Jayarajan backs Veena Vijayan

LDF convener EP Jayarajan rejected the ROC report against Veena Vijayan's company. EP Jayarajan came out in support of Veena Vijayan and defended Exalogic. EP Jayarajan said that the CPM has not justified the issue of Exalogic and said only what was said. EP Jayarajan asked whether a girl would not be allowed to live by doing business. How long have you been hunting? "A girl who excelled in the field of IT started a business. Won't they be allowed to live because of that? Femininity is being hunted. The ROC report is not a court order."

2.00 PM: TJ Joseph hand chopping case: Prime accused Savad sent to NIA custody

The prime accused in the Prof. T J Joseph hand-chopping case Savad was sent to 8-day custody of the NIA today.

1.30 PM: Student dies after falling from train in Kottayam

A student met a tragic end after falling from the train while going back to get the glasses he forgot inside the train. The tragic incident took place at Kottayam railway station this morning. Deepak George Varki (25), a native of Kottayam Puthupally, died. Deepak was a hotel management student in Pune. 

12.45 PM:  Woman found dead at husband's house in Malappuram; domestic violence suspected

A young woman was found hanging dead at her husband's house in Pantallur, Malappuram. Tahdila (25), wife of Nisar was found dead. The body was shifted to Manjeri Medical College Mortuary. The police registered a case of unnatural death in the incident. Relatives alleged that the woman committed suicide due to domestic violence. Tahdila's relatives also alleged that her father-in-law abused her physically and mentally. 

12.00 pm: Former Principal secretary to CM M Sivasankar granted bail in LIFE Mission case

Ex-Principal Secretary to Chief Minister M Sivashankar granted bail in Life Mission corruption case. The Supreme Court granted bail on health grounds. 

11.45 AM: KSRTC earns over Rs 38 crore during Makaravilakku season

KSRTC earned Rs 38.88 crore through the services provided as part of the Mandala Makaravilakku season. A total of 1,37,000 chain services and 34,000 long-distance services have been operated on the Pampa - Nilakkal route since the beginning of the Mandala period. A total of 64.25 lakh people traveled through KSRTC.

11.20 AM: Man held with Rs 10 lakh illegal money in Malappuram

A young man was caught with undocumented Rs 10 lakh while he was smuggling in a car at Hajiar Padi in Areekode Kadungallur of Malappuram. Najmuddin (37), a native of Koduvalli Manipuram, was arrested. On Thursday, the money was seized during an investigation led by Areekode SI Alvin Varki based on a tip-off received by an officer of the Dansaf team of the district police chief.

11.00 AM:  ED summons former finance Minister Thomas Issac in Masala Bond case

 The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has once again issued a notice to former Finance Minister Thomas Isaac in the KIIFB masala bond case. He has to appear in the masala bond case on the 22nd of this month in the Kochi office at 11 am. Although the notice was given before Isaac, the legal battle regarding this had reached the High Court, and the ED informed the High Court that the previous notice would be withdrawn and a new notice would be issued. He clarified that the ED's action is politically motivated and will deal with it legally.

10.25 AM: Exalogic irregularities: Rs 55 crore from CMRL moved to Veena Vijayan, not her firm, says ROC

In its investigation of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's daughter Veena Vijayan's company Exalogic Solutions, the Registrar of Companies (ROC) asked Veena Vijayan about the money she got directly from Cochin Minerals and Rutile Limited (CMRL) rather than on behalf of her company. Veena provided an inadequate explanation for the Rs 55 lakh transaction into her account, according to the Bengaluru ROC. Veena, though, claimed that the ROC's queries lacked precision. 

Exalogic irregularities: Rs 55 crore from CMRL moved to Veena Vijayan, not her firm, says ROC

9:50 am: Old man dies as bus hits scooter in Alappuzha

A Deputy Tehsildar died after a private bus crashed into a scooter in Alappuzha.  Thrikunnapuzha Sreedharmasastha Temple Devaswom Secretary and Kartikapally Taluk Rt. Deputy Tehsildar Sugunanandan (73) died. The accident took place at 1.30 pm yesterday.

9.15 AM: Rahul Mamkootathil is second accused in reception at Poojapura jail

Youth Congress state president Rahul Mamkootathil is the second accused in the case against Congress leaders' jubilant demonstration in front of Poojappura jail. There are 13 accused in the case. The case is against 200 known people. Apart from Rahul, Congress leaders are also accused in the case.

8:52 am: Kerala's largest dialysis block will start at Ernakulam General Hospital today

Minister P Rajeev said that Kerala's largest dialysis block will start functioning at Ernakulam General Hospital today. Health Minister Veena George will inaugurate the new dialysis block with advanced systems. P. Rajeev said that the building has 54 couches, multi-para monitors, six nursing stations, three help desks, 12 scrub areas, 300 dialyzers, a store room, along 54 dialysis machines. 

8:26 am: Ernakulam Central Police arrest KSU worker for stabbing SFI Unit Secretary at Maharajas College

The Ernakulam Central Police arrested KSU worker Ilijal over stabbing a KSU Unit Secretary at Maharajas College in Ernakulam. Ilijal, a native of Kannur, is the eighth accused in the case. He was arrested based on a complaint by SFI workers. Meanwhile, the search is on for the other accused in the case. The police have registered cases including an attempt to murder 15 other people. The first accused is Abdul Malik, a third-year English student. 

8.15 AM: Youth Congress prez Rahul Mamkootathil booked again over reception outside Poojapura jail

The police filed a fresh case against Youth Congress state president Rahul Mamkoottathil over the reception organised by the activists for him in front of Poojapura Central jail. Charges including unlawful assembly and obstructing public way have been slapped against him, say reports.  Rahul, who was arrested during the conflict in the Secretariat March, was released from jail last night. Congress leaders and workers prepared a grand reception for Rahul, who was released after 8 days in jail. 

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