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Kerala News Highlights: Kalamassery Blast: Man who claims to have planted bomb surrenders before police

Kerala News Highlights: Kalamassery Blast: Man who claims to have planted bomb surrenders before police

Kerala news live 29 october 2023 major highhlights developments anr
First Published Oct 29, 2023, 8:25 AM IST

4.10 PM: Chances of heavy rainfall in Kerala; Yellow alert sounded in 11 districts

The IMD has predicted heavy rainfall in Kerala with strong winds in the next three days. Meanwhile, a yellow alert has been sounded today in 11 districts including Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur.

3.50 PM: Kalamassery Blast: The surrendered man has been transferred to Thrissur Police Club.

3.15 PM: Kalamassery Blast: A Man identified as Martin, a native of Kochi surrendered. The police are interrogating him. 

3.10 PM: Kalamassery blast: Suspected mysterious blue car registered in the name of a woman from Chengannur. 

3.00 PM: Kalamassery blast: Health Minister Veena George visits injured at Medical College Hospital

2:43 PM: Kalamassery Blast: Man who claims to have planted the bomb surrenders

A man arrived at the Kodakara Police Station and claimed to be the one who planted the bomb. He surrendered himself to the authorities at around 1:30 PM. The police are secretly interrogating him. This individual, a native of Kochi, is now in custody. It appears that he made this confession during a security check and was subsequently taken into custody by the police. 

2:33 PM: Kalamassery Blast: Investigation focused on blue car 

The police got video footage of the blue car in Manali Junction. The car passed away at 9:37 am

2:24 PM: 2 people in critical condition in Aster Hospital, Ernakulam

2:21 PM: Security beefed up in Kasaragod Railway Station. Dog squad examines premises of railway station

2:17 PM: Shocked: Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Kalamassery blast

Hon'ble Governor Shri Arif Mohammed Khan said:"Shocked to hear about the blast at a religious gathering at #Kalamassery, Ernakulam district, Kerala, killing one person and injuring over 20. Heartfelt condolences to the kin of the deceased and prayers for speedy recovery of the injured": PRO,KeralaRajBhavan

1.45 PM: Kalamassery blast: 10 people are undergoing treatment in Aluva Rajagiri Hospital. Six people are stable while 3 are in the ICU. Of the three, one child is in critical condition.

1:39 PM: Kalamassery blast: 3 people in critical condition

Three people are reportedly in critical condition and are seeking treatment at Kalamassery Medical Hospital following the explosion, including one child, a mother, and a man. The child is seeking treatment with a ventilator. 

1:25 PM: Security team beefs up in Kozhikode

A security team has stepped up in Kozhikode Railway Station. Bomb Squad, Police and RPF teams are conducting a joint investigation.

1:04 PM: K Surendran responses over Kalamassery Explosion

BJP state president K Surendran reacted to the explosion in Kalamassery. Surendran said that Kerala lives on top of a volcano and should be more careful and cautious. Kerala has become a country where all terrorist movements are accepted.

12.58 PM: Kalamassery blast: Hunt on for mysterious car 

Investigation into a blue car suspected to have been used by the person who planted the explosive device begins. As per reports, a blue car was seen leaving the convention centre premises before the blast. The statement of an injured said that a person walked around with a bag. Investigation is on to find whether he was the one who went in the blue car.

12:52 PM: Rajeev Chandrasekhar responds over Kalamassery explosion

Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology of India, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, has responded to Kalamassery explosion by tweeting "Price of appeasement politics of Cong and CPM will always be borne by innocents of all communities. That is what history has taught us.

Brazen appeasement politics—shameless even by Cong/CPM/UPA/INDI alliance standards—to invite terrorist Hamas to spread hate & call for "Jihad" in Kerala This is height of  irresponsible madness in politics. Enough ! 

12:47 PM: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor responds over Kalamaserry explosion

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor reacts to the Kalamassery explosion by posting a tweet saying "Shocked and dismayed by the news of a bomb attack on a religious gathering in Kerala".

12:43 PM:  IED traces reportedly found in Kalamassery blast

IED traces was found in Kalamassery blast in Ernakulam

12.15 PM: NIA to take over Kalamassery explosion case

A 5-member team of the NIA has landed in Kochi from Delhi to probe the explosion case in Kalamassery.

12.05 PM: Kalamassery explosion: Union Home Minister Amit Shah holds talks with CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Union Home Minister Amit Shah held talks with CM Pinarayi Vijayan over the unfortunate multiple explosions in Kalamassery at a Jehovah's Witnesses meeting. The NIA and NSG will be looking into the matter.

12:02 PM: CPM state secretary MV Govindan responds over Kalamassery explosion

CPM state secretary MV Govindan expressed concern about the explosion in Kalamassery, seeing it as a significant issue. He believes it could potentially divert public attention while Kerala is showing support for the Palestinian people. MV Govindan mentioned that he intends to take a firm stance on this matter

11:40 AM: "Extremely unfortunate incident.." CM Pinarayi Vijayan responds over Kalamassery explosion

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the explosion in Kalamassery was an extremely unfortunate incident. Other details are being verified. Police officials from Ernakulam have reached the spot. The DGP has set off to Ernakulam. The Chief Minister said that other matters are being collected.

11:15 AM: Teacher beaten by a student in Malappuram

A teacher was attacked by student in Malappuram. Sajeesh, a teacher, was assaulted by a plus-one student. The incident happened in front of the principal. The teacher's wrist was separated in the beating. The teacher had scolded the student for wandering around the place where the arts festival was being held.

11:00 AM: Kalamassery explosion: Kerala government orders doctors on leave to return immediately

Health Minister Veena George directed the Director of the Health Department and the Director of the Medical Education Department to provide better treatment in the case of the explosion in Kalamassery, Ernakulam  All the hospitals in the districts have been alerted. The minister has asked all health workers, including doctors, who are on leave in the district to re-join immediately. 

Read MoreKalamassery explosion: Kerala government orders doctors on leave to return immediately

10:30 AM: Explosions at convention of Jehovah's Witnesses in Kerala's Kalamassery: 1 dead, 23 injured

An explosion rocked a convention centre in Kalamassery in the Ernakulam district of Kerala, claiming a person's life and injuring over 20 others. The cause of the explosion, which went off at 9:30 am on Sunday, is not yet known. The condition of five of the injured is critical. The injured have been shifted to Kalamassery Medical College. 

Read More: Explosions at convention of Jehovah's Witnesses in Kerala's Kalamassery; 1 dead, 23 injured

9.15 AM: Senior RSS Pracharak R Hari passes away

Prominent RSS leader R Hari passed away on Sunday in Kochi. He was also Akhila Bharatiya Bodhya Pramukh and a great orator and writer. He was the intellectual face of the RSS in Kerala. He was 93.

9.00 AM: Investigation against Suresh Gopi continues in alleged misbehaviour with woman journalist

On the complaint of the media worker, Suresh Gopi was booked by the Nadakavu police under Section 354A of the IPC for sexual harassment. This section is punishable with imprisonment for two years or a fine or both.

8.40 AM: Infectious diseases surge in Kerala; Health experts call for caution

The prevalence of communicable diseases is on the rise in the state. One more dengue death was reported in Thiruvananthapuram yesterday. The health minister has called a meeting tomorrow in view of rising fever figures. Health experts have warned that dengue should be especially cautious as it can be dangerous even in the elderly and those without other illnesses.

8.25 AM: Kerala likely to receive heavy rainfall today; Yellow alert in 8 districts

Kerala will receive heavy rainfall today at isolated places. The IMD has sounded a yellow alert in eight districts from Kottayam to Palakkad and Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur districts. Similar to previous days, there will be rain with thunder in the afternoon. There is no ban on fishing on Kerala, Karnataka and Lakshadweep coasts. However, there is a possibility of high waves along the Kerala coast.

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