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Kerala News Highlights: Kerala reports 266 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours; 2 deaths reported

Around 266 COVID-19 cases were reported in the state in the last 24 hours. With this, the active cases increased to 2872

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First Published Dec 23, 2023, 8:13 AM IST

4:32 pm: Kerala government grants permission to prosecute doctors, nurses in Harshina case

The government has allowed doctors and nurses to be prosecuted in cases of surgical instruments getting stuck in the stomach during childbirth. The medical college police will file a charge sheet in the Kundamangalam court within two days. Harshina announced a strike in front of the secretariat to protest the delay in the process, and the permission to prosecute the team that committed the medical malpractice came.
 


4:00 pm: Man dies as bikes collides in Thiruvananthapuram

A young man died in a bike collision in Thumba. The deceased was Unnikuttan (33) of Nedumangalam,. Three people were seriously injured in the accident. 


3:16 pm: KSEB issues safety rules while decorating homes with stars and lights

The Kerala State Electric Board issued safety rules and instructions while decorating homes on the occasion of Christmas and New Year celebrations. The wiring should be done by licensed persons recognized by the government as per the existing rules. The electrical inspector said that any electrical work should be done only by a government-approved licensed electrical contractor and permission should be obtained from the concerned KSEB Limited section office. 


3:00 pm: Congress to protest against police brutality across the state

In the wake of police brutality against the Congress march to the DGP office in the state, the Congress will organize a state-wide protest. There will be torch-lit protests in the cities under the leadership of constitutional Committees everywhere. 


2:26 pm: Kerala to receive heavy rainfall for the next five days

The India Meteorological Department has predicted rain at isolated places in the state for the next five days. A cyclonic circulation exists over the Southeast Arabian Sea and Southwest Arabian Sea. Meanwhile, weather observers said that Kochi recorded the highest temperature in the country on Friday. 35 degrees Celsius was recorded in Kochi yesterday.


1:46 pm: 'It was an assassination attempt...': Congress slams against police and CM Pinarayi after protest

The Congress said that the attack on the DGP office of KPCC was a unilateral attack by the police. Pinarayi has again called for violence against the opposition. The Congress said that it was the police who caused the provocation by bursting a tear gas cell into the venue of the DGP's office march, which had progressed peacefully. 


1:21 pm: Sabarimala Mandala Puja: 'Thanka Anki' procession to Sabarimala begins from Arunmula

The Thanka Anki procession started from Arunmula to Sabarimala today. The procession will reach Sabarimala on December 27. Hundreds of devotees took part in the annual ceremonial procession.


1:13 pm: Kerala reports 266 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours; 2 deaths reported

Around 266 COVID-19 cases were reported in the state in the last 24 hours. With this, the active cases increased to 2872. According to the figures released by the Union Health Ministry, two more deaths have been reported in the state. 


12:30 pm: Special Vande Bharat service from Chennai to Kozhikode during Christmas

A special Vandebharat train service has been permitted for Christmas in the state. The train service is approved from Chennai Central to Kozhikode. The scheduled departure from Chennai is at 4:30 am, with the train expected to reach Kozhikode at 3:20 pm. This special Vandebharat train will make stops at Palakkad, Shornur, and Tirur along its route, providing a convenient travel option for passengers during the Christmas period.


11:59 am: KPCC President K Sudhakaran shifted to hospital over health issue


11:56 am:  Police use water canon, tear gases on Congress protestors at Thiruvananthapuram


11:41 am: ''Its a conspiracy...':CM Pinarayi Vijayan justifies case against journalists

The Chief Minister justified a case against journalists, asserting that there is no lack of faith in the police and suggesting that any doubts about the case being a conspiracy are unfounded. The statement also indicates confidence in the police's ability to file a case based on evidence.


11:26 am: Ripper Jayan unveils 'Pulari Viriyum Munpe' at Ernakulam Press Club; check details

The book "Pulari Viriyum Munpe," written by Ripper Jayanandhan, was released on Saturday (December 23) at the Ernakulam Press Club. Notably, this development comes on the heels of a unique ruling by the Kerala High Court granting a two-day escort parole to Jayanandhan, a convicted murderer serving a life sentence in a high-security prison.
 


11:15 am: 4 youth congress members in preventive detention in Kovalam

4 Congress members are in preventive detention in Kovalam as the Nava Kerala Sadas is going on. The Congress has started the march towards DGP office


11:07 am: 7 people injured as mini bus carrying Sabarimala pilgrims overturns at Pathanamthitta

 Seven people were injured in two separate road accidents on the Sabarimala road this morning. The first accident happened near the Erumeli parking lot around 4 a.m. The minibus lost control from the parking lot crossed the road and fell into a nearby stream. There were 12 pilgrims inside the vehicle. Four of them were injured.


10:47 am: Teacher lost leg in an accident at Vizhinjam junction 

A tragic accident occurred at the Vizhinjam junction recently, resulting in a teacher losing her leg on Friday. The incident was caused by a collision between a tipper and the scooter. The accident occurred when the tipper, loaded with quintals of stone, opted for a bumpy road to save a kilometer in distance. The tipper landed on the teacher's leg, leading to the amputation of her limb


10:33 am: Heavy traffic block at Thamarassery Churam today

Heavy traffic block at Thamarassery Churam as a truck broke down at the 6th turn this morning. The entanglement intensified around 5:45 am, leading to significant delays in traffic flow. In response to the situation, the pass protection committee workers and police have issued a notice advising those planning to travel through the pass to be prepared. Travelers are urged to carry an ample supply of water and light food. Additionally, it is recommended to ensure that vehicles have sufficient fuel to mitigate any potential inconveniences caused by the ongoing traffic congestion. 
 


9:50 am: CUSAT tragedy: No progress in investigation after one month of stampede death

It has been a month since the tragic Cusat accident, which claimed the lives of four students; however, the investigation has yet to make significant progress. Despite taking statements from over 100 individuals, the police inquiry has not resulted in any charges being filed. The Vice-Chancellor of CUSAT has indicated that the investigation report from the university subcommittee will be a topic of discussion in the upcoming syndicate meeting on the 27th.
 


9:18 am: Ripper Jayan's book to release today; HC grants 2-day parole 

The release of Ripper Jayanandan's book, titled 'Pulari Viryum Munpe' will be held today. Jayanandan wrote the book while he was in jail after serving sentences in five murder cases. The book release event is scheduled to take place at the Ernakulam Press Club. Jayanandan was granted two-day parole by the High Court specifically for the book release.


9:10 am: Swearing ceremony of KB Ganesh Kumar and Kadannappally Ramachandran as ministers to held on December 29

The decision on appointing Ganesh Kumar and Gannapalli Ramachandran as ministers will be made tomorrow. An announcement may be made during the Left Front meeting. The swearing-in ceremony is scheduled for December 29. Ganesh Kumar is expected to be assigned the transport department, while Gannapalli Ramachandran is likely to be given the port department. EP Jayarajan, the Left Front convener, had previously stated that the cabinet reshuffle would occur at the end of December following the Navakerala meeting.


8:48 am: Congress to hold protest at DGP Office today; security tightens in the city

Thiruvananthapuram: The Nava Kerala Sadas held by CM Pinarayi Vijayan and Ministers will end today. The journey which started on the Kasaragod constituency on November 18 ends today after 35 days. On the official concluding day, Nava Kerala Sadas will be held in 5 constituencies today including Kovalam, Nemam, Kazhakoottam, Vattyoorkkav, and Thiruvananthapuram. 


8:30 am: 3 policemen suspended during Mahila protest to DGP house

Three policemen were suspended during Mahila protest at DGP's house. An order was issued to take departmental action against the policemen. RRRF policemen Muralidhararan Nair, Mohammad Shebin and Sajin were suspended. The suspended order said that the police had opened the gate without the permission of the DGP or higher officials and the action had tarnished the name of the police. 


8:12 am: Nava Kerala Sadas held by CM Pinarayi Vijayan, ministers, will end today

The Nava Kerala Sadas held by CM Pinarayi Vijayan and ministers will end today after 35 days. The Nava Kerala Sadas which started at Manjeswaram constituency on November `18 will end at Thiruvananthapuram district today. Today, it will be held in 5 constituencies.
 

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