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Kerala News Highlights: Recounting of votes in Kerala Varma union election to be conducted on December 9

Kerala News Highlights: Recounting of votes in Kerala Varma College to be conducted on December 9

Kerala news live 29 November 2023 major highlights developments anr
First Published Nov 29, 2023, 8:10 AM IST

4:02 PM: Recounting of votes in Kerala Varma College to be conducted on December 9

The recounting of votes for the Kerala Verma College Union is set for December 2 at 9 am in the Principal's Chamber. The decision to conduct a recount was made during a meeting of student body representatives. This action follows a High Court order mandating the recounting process.

3:20 PM: 700 gm gold seized at Nedumbassery airport

Authorities at Nedumbassery airport confiscated 700 grams of gold from Muhammad Ali, a resident of Kozhikode. The attempted smuggling involved concealing the gold within the body using capsules. 

3:01 PM: Pedestrian dies after hit by bike in Palakkad

A pedestrian died after being hit by a scooter in Palakkad. The deceased was identified as Hamsa. The accident happened when he was trying to cross the road.

2:44 PM: 'Love you all...': Abigail thanks to all for prayers, support and love

Abigail Sara John extended her heartfelt thanks to everyone who prayed for her. In the video, she expressed her gratitude, saying, "Thank you to everyone who prayed for me, and I love you all." 

2:39 PM: Clash occurs at Mannarkkad Kalladi MES college

A clash erupted at Mannarkkad Kalladi MES College involving first-year and second-year students, resulting in injuries to several students. The situation escalated, prompting police intervention with lathis, dispersing the students. In the aftermath, college officials declared a holiday for the remainder of the day. Investigations are underway to understand the root cause of the altercation.

2.00 PM: SC lashes out at Governor for withholding of bills passed in the Assembly

The Supreme Court on Wednesday criticised Governor Arif Mohammed Khan for not giving assent to the bills passed by the Kerala Assembly.  A bench headed by Chief Justice D.Y Chandrachud stated that the Governor was unable to offer satisfactory reasons for delaying the bills.

1:55 PM: The eldest elephant in Guruvayur dies at 70

The eldest elephant of the Guruvayur temple, Thara, has passed away. Thara was 70 years old. She was honored with the Gajamuthassi title five years ago.

1.00 PM: Youth Congress workers wave black flags at Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in Kondotty

12:16 PM: MVD issues guidelines to RC owners over fake number plates complaint

The Motor Vehicle Department conducted an investigation about the vehicle that was used for abducting a six-year-old girl in Kollam. It was found that Swift Dzire's car was used for kidnapping. However, the original vehicle with the number plate was located in Malappuram and is in the possession of the owners.

11.30 AM: Plea to quash case against Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar to be heard on Dec 14

The plea regarding quashing a case of inciting religious hatred against Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar will be heard on Dec 14.  The government informed the court that no strict action would be taken in the case. The demand in the petition is that the case taken by the Ernakulam Central Police should be quashed.

11.00 AM: Kerala to receive heavy rainfall in next 2 days

Due to the presence of cyclonic circulation over southern Sri Lanka and nearby areas, there is a warning that there is a possibility of rain in Kerala as well. The India Meteorological Department has informed that there is a possibility of heavy rain at isolated places in Kerala on November 30 and December 1. A low-pressure area is likely to be present over South East Arabian Sea to North Maharashtra from November 29 to December 1. Due to its influence, moderate rains with thunder and lightning are likely for the next five days. 

10:46 AM: School bus catches fire in Thiruvananthapuram

A school bus parked in the shed caught fire in Thiruvananthapuram. The fire was brought under control by fire brigade team.

10.15 AM: Youth Congress workers under preventive detention ahead of CM's visit in Kondotty for Nava Kerala Sadas

Youth Congress workers in Malappuram's Kondotty have been placed under preventive detention ahead of the CM's visit to Nava Kerala Sadas. Earlier the YC workers had protested and waved black flags at the Nava Kerala Sadas.

9:50 AM: High Court registers suo moto case against 29 lawyers who protested against CJM

The High Court has taken up a case of criminal contempt of court against 29 lawyers for verbally abusing the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Kottayam and obstructing the court. The Division Bench of the High Court has initiated voluntary action against the lawyers, including the president of the Kottayam Bar Association.

9.15 AM: Gold prices create new record; one sovereign now costs Rs 46,480

The gold prices have created a new record today. A gram of gold costs Rs 5810 and one sovereign (pavan) Rs 46,480. Rs 600 was surged for a pavan today and Rs 75 for a gram of gold. 

8.45 AM: Kerala MLA sparks controversy; inaugurates roads that Rahul Gandhi was supposed to

The action of PV Anwar MLA who inaugurated the roads which Rahul Gandhi MP was supposed to inaugurate today has stirred controversy. Anwar inaugurated the roads on Tuesday. MLA inaugurated the construction of PMGSY roads in Nilambur. Congress accused PV Anvar's action of political bankruptcy. The criticism is that the inauguration of the MLA violated the instructions of the Union Ministry of Rural Development. The circular of the Union Ministry of Rural Development says that MPs should inaugurate PMGSY roads.

Read More: Kerala MLA sparks controversy; inaugurates roads that Rahul Gandhi was supposed to

8:26 AM: SC to hear the petition filed by state government against governor today

The Supreme Court will hear the petition filed by the state government against the governor today. On behalf of the Governor, the Additional Chief Secretary will inform the court that the eight pending bills have been decided. The Governor sent seven bills to the President yesterday.

8.15 AM: 21-year-old woman dies after bikes collide in Aluva

A 21-year-old woman died after two bikes collided in Aluva on Wednesday morning. The deceased is Liya Jiji, a native of Melur, Thrissur. The person who rode the bike, the deceased was travelling in, sustained severe injuries.

8.10 AM: Old govt school building in Kottayam demolished allegedly for Nava Kerala Sadas venue

The old building of Ponkunnam Govt Higher Secondary School in Kottayam, which will be the venue for Kerala cabinet's Nava Kerala Sadas was demolished. The old structure was demolished to erect a pandal for the public outreach programme. However, the district panchayat explained that the building, which had been lying unused and unfit for years, was demolished and it had nothing to do with the Nava Kerala Sadas.

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