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Kerala News Highlights: Pazhayangadi clash: Four DYFI activists arrested for assaulting Youth Congress workers

Kerala News Highlights: Pazhayangadi clash: Four DYFI activists arrested for assaulting Youth Congress workers

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First Published Nov 22, 2023, 8:09 AM IST

4:35 PM: Religious preacher arrested for sexually harassing 13-year-old

A religious preacher, Shakir Baqavi, hailing from Malappuram Mampat, has been arrested in connection with a case of sexual harassment involving a 13-year-old. The arrest was made following the child's statement, alleging continuous abuse by the accused. 


4.00 PM: Pazhayangadi clash: Four DYFI activists arrested for assaulting Youth Congress workers

In the case of beating up Youth Congress workers in Pazhayangadi, four DYFI activists have been arrested namely Rameez, Amal Babu, Anuvind and Jithin.


3:36 PM: Heavy rain continues in Pathanamthitta district


2:58 PM: MSF block Tirurangadi District Education Office over participation of school students in Nava Kerala Sadas

the Muslim Students Federation (MSF) siege Tirurangadi District Education Office (DEO) over participation of school students in Nava Kerala Sadas. 


2:53 PM: Kerala Lottery Pooja Bumper BR-94: First prize ticket sold from Kasaragod's Bharat lottery

The first prize worth Rs 12 crore has been sold from Kasaragod's bharat lottery. The agent named Marykkutty Jojo has sold the first prize ticket worth Rs 12 crore. The ticket number of JC 253199 has won the first prize. The agency number is S 1447.


2:30 PM: Four arrested for creating fake ID cards in Youth Congress Election

The four members of the Youth Congress have been arrested by the police on charges related to the creation of fake voter ID cards for the election process. Abhi Vikram, Binil, Binu, Fenny Nainan, and Vikas Krishnan were arrested. All of them are known active workers affiliated with the Youth Congress from the Adoor constituency in Pathanamthitta. 


1:46 PM: Palakkad congress fund Rs 50,000 for CPI(M)'s Nava Kerala Sadas

An amount of money, totaling Rs 50,000, was handed over to the Navakerala Sadas by the Palakkad Congress-ruled Peringottukurissi Panchayat. The Panchayat President, presented a check to MLA Sumod in this regard. The District Congress Committee (DCC) president mentioned that he intends to inform the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) leadership about this financial contribution


12.45 PM: Karuvannur bank fraud case: ED records statement of NRI Businessman Jayarajan

Expatriate businessman Jayarajan was released after recording his statement by the ED. Jayaraj had given a direct statement that he paid Rs 77 lakh to PR Aravindakshan from abroad.


12.15 PM: Delay plagues Kerala's Akkulam Tourist Village's Glass Bridge project, still in limbo after six months

The Tourism Minister Mohammed Riyas announced the construction of the glass bridge at the Akkulam Tourist Village in Kerala's capital in May earlier this year. He had announced that the construction would be completed within a span of six months. However, the construction continues to be in limbo due to technical reasons. After the announcement, the Department of Tourism began the initial works for adventurers to enjoy the natural beauty of Akkulam. It was said that the bridge will be opened for tourists by the end of October. It is evident, meanwhile, that the glass bridge's construction is still limited to the pillars in November. 

Read More: Delay plagues Kerala's Akkulam Tourist Village's Glass Bridge project, still in limbo after six months


11.45 AM: Teacher allegedly fractures hand of Class 8 student for not completing notes in Kannur

A complaint has been raised against a school teacher in Pacheni Government High School in Kannur for allegedly beating up a Class 8 girl and fracturing her hand for not completing her notes. The child said that the teacher beat up all three of her classmates. The girl, who sought treatment at Pariyaram Government Medical College Hospital, has a fracture on her right arm. The police have registered a case on the complaint of the parents.


11.15 AM: Train passengers have to wait longer for doubling rail track in Ernakulam-Kayamkulam corridor

Even though the train passengers are on the path of continuous strike including protesting with their mouths covered with masks, the reality is that the travel problem on the Ernakulam-Kayamkulam route cannot be solved soon. A permanent solution to the problem cannot be found without doubling the Ambalapuzha-Ernakulam section, which is a single lane on the coastal road. Although permission has been granted for doubling the road, the land acquisition process is at a slow pace.

Read More: Kerala: Train passengers have to wait longer for doubling rail track in Ernakulam-Kayamkulam corridor


10:41 AM: 63-year-old lady dies of heart attack while visiting Sabarimala

A 63-year-old woman collapsed and died while visiting Sabarimala. Indira, a native of Palakkad's Pattambi, died. She was rushed to the Sannidhanam hospital but could not be saved. The doctors said the cause of death was a heart attack.


10:16 AM: Youth arrested for killing 19-year-old in Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram: A 19-year-old youth was killed while playing on turf at Karimadom in Thiruvananthapuram. The deceased was identified as Arshad. The police have arrested Dhanush, the accused in the murder. The two other accused are missing. The police stated that the reason behind the murder was past enmity.


9:50 AM: Education department directed to bring school children in Nava Kerala Sadas

The Education Department has issued an instruction for schoolchildren to participate in the Navakerala Sadas. In a meeting organized by the Tirurangadi District Education Officer (DEO), headteachers were directed to bring at least 200 children from each school to the event. 


9:25 AM: Husband hacks wife in Palakkad

A husband was arrested for reportedly slashing his wife in Palakkad on Tuesday. The incident took place at around 7:20 am. Hannath, a resident of Karimpuzha Cheerakuzhi, suffered serious injuries in the attack. The perpetrator, identified as Shabirali, Hannath's husband, has been taken into custody by Srikrishnapuram police in connection with the incident.


9.00 AM: Asianet News supports family of lottery salesman who committed suicide over delay of house construction

Asianet News has reached out to the family of Gopi, a LIFE Mission beneficiary who committed suicide in Omallur. A sum of Rs 2 lakh will be provided to complete the construction of his house which stopped halfway. The Omallur Panchayat in Pathanamthitta initially released Rs 2 lakh, however, did not allocate the remaining amount due to financial crisis.

Read More: Asianet News supports family of lottery salesman who committed suicide over delay of house construction


8.28 AM: Youth Congress forgery case: Rahul Mamkootathil's loyalists in custody, A group disgruntled

With the arrest of four people in the Youth Congress forgery case, dissatisfaction is simmering within the A group. It is reported that the loyalists of the state president Rahul Mangkoothil were detained because of the fight within the group. The information was leaked to the police from within the group. A section within the A group is of the opinion that there is a move to take the inquiry to the state president. Group A contested the election in various categories. Four loyalists of Rahul Mankoothil are in custody in the Youth Congress fake identity document case. Police are interrogating Abi Vikram, Binil Binu, Fenni and Adoor native Vikas Krishna. It is suspected that a fake identity document was created using their laptop and mobile phone. The police had searched their houses and seized the laptop. Further steps will be taken by the police after scientific tests. 


8.23 AM: Renowned Malayalam writer P Valsala passes away

Malayalam writer, social worker and teacher, P. Valsala (84) passed away on Tuesday (Nov 21) at 11 pm. She breathed her last at  Kozhikode Mukkam KMCT Medical College. Her major works include Nellu (1972), ‘Anupamayude Kavalkkaran’ (1980), ‘Panguru Pushpathinde Theen’ (1998), ‘Aaranniya Kandam’ (2003) and ‘Suvarna Kadhakal’ (2008), among others.

Read More: Literary luminary P Valsala, Kerala Sahitya Akademi Awardee, breathes her last at 85; Read more


8.13 AM: Nava Kerala Sadas: Kozhikode district declares 3 days holiday for educational institutions designated as venues

The Kozhikode district has declared holidays for educational institutions designated as venues for Nava Kerala Sadas in various sectors. November 24 is a holiday for Perambra Higher Secondary School, 25 November holiday for Balussery GHSS and Nanminda HSS, and 26 November for Kunnamangalam HSS and KMO Higher Secondary School.


8.09 AM: Heavy rains to lash Kerala for two days; IMD issues orange, yellow alerts

The possibility of rain in Kerala is enhanced by the presence of a low-pressure area of ​​easterly winds from the Comorin region to the coast of central western Andhra Pradesh. According to this, an orange alert has been announced in one district and a yellow alert in three districts today. Idukki district is on orange alert today while Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam and Malappuram districts are on yellow alert.

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