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Kerala News HIGHLIGHTS: New Vande Bharat express granted stop in Tirur, says MP ET Mohammed Basheer

Kerala News HIGHLIGHTS: New Vande Bharat express granted stop in Tirur, says MP ET Mohammed Basheer

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First Published Sep 22, 2023, 8:17 AM IST

4.45 PM: New Vande Bharat Express granted stop in Tirur, says MP ET Mohammed Basheer

In good news for the people of Malappuram district, MP ET Mohammed Basheer on Friday announced that the new Vande Bharat Express train has been allotted a stop at Tirur. The second Vande Bharat Express will be flagged off on Sunday by PM Modi through video conferencing. Apart from Tirur, the train will make stops at Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Shoranur, Kannur and Kasaragod.

‘Sharing a happy news. The Railways have informed that the new Vande Bharat train has been allotted a stop at Tirur, a major station in Malappuram district. In the past few days, the Railway Minister and the concerned authorities held a meeting for this purpose. A stop at Tirur should be allotted to the first Vande Bharat too. Efforts for the same are continuing,’ the MP wrote on Facebook.

4:00 PM: Three people injured by stray dog attack in Chennithala

Three people were injured in a stray dog attack near Chennithala Navodaya School last day. Manikuttan (63) was attacked by a stray dog on the east side of Navodaya School. Students and a biker were also attacked by the stray dogs. As the disturbance in Kuttamperur worsens, people are unable to travel on the road.

3:15 PM: Second Vande Bharat will kick off from Kasaragod on September 24

The Prime Minister will flag off the second Vande Bharat online on 24 September at 12:00 pm. The second trial run of the second Vande Bharat train started today at 7 am from Kasaragod.

2:30 PM:   Kerala Rain Alert: New low pressure forming above Bay of Bengal

The Central Meteorological Centre has warned that low pressure will form again in the Bay of Bengal. A depression will form around the 28th of this month near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Meteorological Centre informs us that it will turn into a cyclonic storm later, moving towards the northwest.

1.30 PM: Kochi Metro achieves Rs 5.35 crore profit in financial year 2022-23

Rs 5.35 crore operational profit achieved in the financial year 2022-23, said KMRL. They stated that it has been able to achieve operational profitability within a short period of time.

12.30 PM: Kerala police launches new WhatsApp number to deal loan app threats

In order to assist those who are being threatened or subjected to blackmail after receiving loans through unlawful lending applications, the police have established a new WhatsApp number. The phone number 94979 80900 can be contacted at any time with information. Complaints could be filed as a text, photo, video, or voice file.

11.00 AM: Suresh Gopi nominated as president Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI); Actor likely to turn down

Malayalam actor-politician Suresh Gopi was nominated as the president of the Kolkata-based Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) and chairman of its governing council. However, he is unlikely to take over the post in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

10.15 AM:  Nipah update: 7 more samples test negative; 981 people under isolation

As per the latest information from the Health Department, seven more samples have tested negative for the Nipah virus. At the same time, 981 people in the contact list are under isolation. The health condition of the 9-year-old boy has improved.

10:10 AM:  Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan starts WhatsApp Channel

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan launched a WhatsApp channel on Thursday (Sep 21). You can become part of the Chief Minister's WhatsApp channel by following this link: Currently, 2,500 followers have already joined the Chief Minister's WhatsApp channel. The first message posted on the channel was "Follow the channel."

9:45 AM: Two students beaten up by classmates in two separate incidents in Thiruvananthapuram

A ninth-grade student named Krishnakumar was physically assaulted by his fellow classmates in government school Parassala, resulting in injuries to his hands. In a separate incident, a student was thrashed by his fellow classmates in Karode, Parassala. The altercations were believed to be connected to romantic relationships.

The video footage of the incident has gone viral on social media platforms. The Parassala police have initiated an investigation into the matter to address the situation.

9:00 AM:  Youth drowns in Malappuram after funeral of grandfather

A youth drowned in the Kadalundi river at Malappuram on Thursday after the funeral of his grandfather. The deceased, identified as Arshak Muthu had arrived at Anakkayam to attend the funeral of his maternal grandfather on Thursday. After the funeral, he went with his friends to take a bath in the river and later it was noticed that he was missing. After an extensive search, his body was recovered in the evening.

8.25 AM: Heavy rains to lash Kerala; Yellow alert issued in 2 districts

The IMD has predicted heavy rainfall in the state today. A yellow alert has been sounded in Malappuram and Kannur districts today. Meanwhile, districts including Kottayam experienced heavy rain yesterday. Due to the severe rains, a landslide also happened on the Vagamon road. Landslides at Mangalagiri have caused traffic traffic jams. Areas like Teekoy, Adukkam, and Ottayeeti are still experiencing rain.

8.15 AM:  Kerala's second Vande Bharat Express successfully completes first trial run

The trial run of the second Vande Bharat Express for Kerala has been successfully completed. The train reached Kasaragod from Thiruvananthapuram in 7.30 hours. Vande Bharat Express left Thiruvananthapuram at 4.05 pm and reached Kasaragod at 11.35 pm.

Read more: Kerala's second Vande Bharat Express arrives in Thiruvananthapuram; Read details


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