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Kerala News Highlights: Running car catches fire in Kozhikode

Kerala News Highlights: Running car catches fire in Kozhikode

Kerala news live 19 november 2023 major highlights developments anr
First Published Nov 19, 2023, 8:15 AM IST

4.00 PM: Running car catches fire in Kozhikode

The car that was running in Kozhikode caught fire. A major accident was avoided as the passengers stopped the vehicle and escaped. A Maruti 800 car with Malappuram registration belonging to Kannatharapil Bibin, a native of Anayode, met with an accident the other day. The incident took place near the Tiruvambadi wind farm. Smoke was coming from the bonnet of the car that was being serviced from the service station and fire was spreading from the engine side. 

After noticing the spread of fire, Bibin and his family came out and stopped the vehicle. The locals who came to know about it were the first to try to put out the fire. Later, the fire brigade arrived from Mukkam and extinguished the fire completely. Initial information is that a short circuit is the cause of the fire.

3.30 PM: Sainaba murder case: Police retrieve mobile phones, passbook

From a Gudalur tourist house, the police squad looking into the death of Sainaba, a woman from Kuttikkattoor, found her mobile phones and passbooks. In the trash pile, the authorities discovered the deceased's abandoned bag. It included mobile phones and passbooks. However, her gold is still missing. Concerning the gang that allegedly stole the gold from the accused, the officials are also investigating.

2.00 PM: Man held with gold swallowed in pill form at Kozhikode Karipur airport

A man was held with gold swallowed in pill form at Karipur airport in Kozhikode on Sunday. Prajin, a native of Edakkara, was caught by the Customs officials. 1275 grams of gold in four capsules were seized from him who arrived by Air India Express from Riyadh. He tried to smuggle gold worth around 70 lakhs.

1.15 PM: Youths arrested for stealing BSNL cable wires in Thiruvananthapuram

The accused in the case of trying to steal BSNL cable from the under-construction flyover have been arrested. The robbery attempt was on the flyover near the Chirayinkeezhu railway gate. Police arrested six people in connection with the incident. Cables were being stolen from near the flyover on the 16th of this month. The accused arrived around 4.30 am and were transporting the cable in a pickup van. During the journey, when the vehicle was noticed to be returning after meeting the police, the patrolling police team seized the vehicle.

1.00 PM: Man drowns in Periya river in Idukki

A man identified as Sudhakaran from Mattukatta, Kanchiyar East drowned in the Periyar river in Idukki. He had gone missing while fishing last night. The body was found during a search conducted by the Kattapana Fire Force.

12.30 PM: Pooja Bumper BR-94 lottery results will be announced on November 22 at 2 pm

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11.45 AM: MVD officials intercept Robin Bus again

For the second day in a row, MVD officials stopped the Robin Bus once more. MVD officers inspected the Robin Bus on Sunday morning at Karinkunnam, close to Thodupuzha. Today is the second day that MVD investigators have been looking into the Robin Bus; officers will be present during the examination. The Saturday investigation resulted in the imposition of a fine. The bus owner, Gireesh, said that the MVD had asked for three copies of the passenger list. He continued by saying that MVD personnel wanted to stop the bus's progress so that the passengers wouldn't arrive at their destinations on time.

11.00 AM: Man undergoing treatment after being hit by Transport Commissioner ADGP's vehicle dies

The person undergoing treatment after being hit by Transport Commissioner ADGP Sreejith's vehicle died on Sunday (Nov 19). Padmakumar (48) of Paranthal Parapetty Mullasseril died this morning at Kottayam Medical College. The accident took place at Paranthal on Thursday, November 16 at 8 pm. The accident happened while he was crossing the road. The injured Padmakumar first sought treatment at Adoor Govt Hospital and later at Kottayam Medical College.

10.15 AM: Kerala: Police arrest 10 people from across state for child pornography

During simultaneous raids, the Kerala Police detained ten individuals from all over the state and filed 46 complaints in relation to the alleged viewing and sharing of content that was inappropriate pertaining to children. According to the police, they additionally seized 123 electronic devices. As part of Kerala Police's operation P-Hunt to combat child pornography, the raids were carried out.

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9.45 AM: Sabarimala temple witnesses lesser footfall on Sunday

The Sabarimala temple witnessed a lesser number of devotees on Sunday (Nov 19). A huge crowd was expected on Sunday, however, only 37,000 devotees booked for the darshan.

9.15 AM: Man found dead in canal in Palakkad

A middle-aged man identified as Murali (47) was found dead in a canal at Mathur Kollad of Palakkad district. The accident happened near the church on Mathur Pallanchathanur Street. The body was found in the canal under the bridge. The bike he was riding was also found nearby. The initial conclusion is that the bike went out of control at night and he died. There is a wound on the head and above the ear. The body was shifted to Palakkad General Hospital Mortuary.

8.30 AM: Chances of heavy rainfall in Kerala today; Yellow alert in 4 districts

There is a chance of heavy rainfall in Kerala today. A yellow alert has been sounded in four districts including Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam and Idukki.

8.23 AM: Nava Kerala Sadas to continue in Kasaragod today

Today is the second day of the state government's Navakerala Sadas. The tour will be completed today in the constituencies of Kasaragod district. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will meet with the citizens of the district at 9 am. The meeting will be held at Kasaragod Rest House. The Chief Minister will meet the media at 10:30 am. Then the Kasaragod Constituency Nava Kerala Sadas will be held at the Nayanarmula Mini Stadium. It will continue in Uduma at 3 pm, Kanhangad at 4:30 pm and Thrikaripur at 6 pm. Tomorrow the tour will be in the Kannur district.

8.15 AM: Malayalam  actor Vinod Thomas found dead inside car in Kottayam

Film-serial actor Vinod Thomas was found dead inside a parked car at a Dreamland Hotel near Pampady in Kottayam on Saturday night. A security guard reportedly found the actor dead inside the car after wondering why the actor was taking so long to exit. The vehicle was left parked there for a considerable amount of time. When authorities later arrived, they broke the glass in the car to remove the person inside. Thomas appeared in movies, 'Ayyappanum Koshyum', 'Natholi oru cheriya meenalla', 'Oru murai vanth paarthaaya', 'Happy Wedding' and 'June' among others.

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