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Kerala News Highlights: Husband commits suicide after killing his wife in Ernakulam

Kerala News Highlights: A husband committed suicide after killing his wife in Ernakulam district.

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First Published Dec 31, 2023, 8:17 AM IST

4:57 pm: Three police sub-inspectors suspended for taking bribe in Idukki

The three police officers of Peruvanthanam police were suspended for taking bribes from the complainant in Idukki. SI Biju, P George grade SI Sally P, and Basheer PH Hanish were suspended. Based on the report of the District Police Chief, Ernakulam Range IG Putta Vimaditya took action against the three persons. 

4:36 pm:  KPCC president K Sudhakaran to leave America for treatment

KPCC president K Sudhakaran is set to return to America tomorrow for specialized treatment. He arrived in Delhi today from Kochi by air and will depart for America tomorrow. Accompanied by his wife and private secretary in Delhi, Sudhakaran is currently receiving treatment for neuro-related problems. The visit to America is for specialized tests and further medical attention.

4:00 pm: CM Pinarayi Vijayan wishes Happy New Year to Keralites all over the world

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan wished a Happy New Year to Malayalis all over the world. Pinarayi's message says that during this celebration, we can share our hopes for a better tomorrow with peace, happiness, and equality.

3:38 pm: Minnumol, Mariyakutty,Vaikom Vijayalakshmi to share stage with PM Modi during Shree Shakti event

Women who have excelled in various fields of society will be on the stage along with Shri Shakti Modi organized by the BJP in Thrissur. Indian women's cricket team member Minnumol, singer Vaikom Vijayalakshmi, Mariyakutty who approached the state government against the state government for pension arrears will share the stage with the Prime Minister

2:50 pm: One-and-a-half-year-old boy beaten by mother's friend in Alappuzha

a one-and-a-half-year-old boy was beaten up by his mother's friend in Alappuzha. Biju's son, Krishnajith, was beaten up by his mother Deepa's boyfriend. The child was admitted to Vandanam Medical College. The police have started a search for the accused Krishnakumar, a native of Thiruvananthapuram.

2:40 pm: Restrictions imposed on Kovalam beach amid New Year celebrations

Kovalam Beach is prepared to welcome the New Year. As part of the celebrations, there will be vehicle inspections on Beach Road and Inter Roads from 10 am today. No one will be permitted on the beach after midnight tonight. The police have announced that individuals on the beach will be evacuated by noon.

2:15 pm: Kerala school kalolsavam: Mammootty to be chief guest on closing ceremony

Kollam is set to host the 62nd State School Kalolsavam, inaugurated by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on January 4. The closing ceremony will have film star Mammootty as the chief guest. Notably, the festival will feature vegetarian food this time.

2:07 pm: 50-year-old jailed for 4 years for abusing minor girl in Thiruvananthapuram

The court has sentenced a 50-year-old man to four years of imprisonment and a fine of 15,000 rupees for abusing a minor girl in Thiruvananthapuram. Thiruvananthapuram fast-track special court judge R Rekha pronounced the sentence.

The incident related to the case took place on 11th April 2021 at 10 pm. The child, who was studying at home, went to the bathroom and came back when the accused, who was lying inside the house, grabbed her. 

1:15 pm: Old man found dead inside his shop in Pathanamthitta

 An elderly man was found dead inside a shop in Mylapra, Pathanamthitta. George Ununni (73), a native of Mylapra and a businessman, died. The police reached the spot and conducted an investigation. The police said that an old man was murdered during a robbery. Suresh, the son of the deceased George, told Asianet News that a person who knew his father well was behind the incident.

12:30 pm: Public transport will be brought to every corner of Kerala; says Transport Minister KB Ganesh Kumar

Transport Minister KB Ganesh Kumar said that public transport will be brought to every area and cranny of Kerala. He said that it will bring a traffic culture that has not been seen in the country so far, including lanes. The aim is to introduce a mass public transport system in Kerala by including small roads in the panchayat district panchayat tri-level panchayat in nooks and crannies of Kerala. It will bring reforms like no other in India.

11:52 am: Projects under KIFB facing sluggish progress

The construction projects in the state, managed by the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIFB), are facing sluggish progress. The key projects including waterways, coastal highways, and mountain highways, as well as those under various departments, are experiencing delays. Additionally, completed projects are encountering issues with delayed payments to contractors. Frustrated contractors have taken the matter to court, seeking a resolution to the crisis. 

11:20 am: Police, Excise issues instructions for safe New Year celebrations; Check

The police and the excise officials have come with instructions to ensure safe New Year celebrations in the state. The hotels and the restaurants hosting DJ parties have been instructed to seek excise permission in advance. The Excise intelligence has warned that cities including Ernakulam, Kozhikode, and Thiruvananthapuram should be especially vigilant during New Year Eve celebrations. The police have set up security as part of the New Year celebrations in Thiruvananthapuram.

10:55 am: Husband commits suicide after killing his wife in Ernakulam

A husband committed suicide after killing his wife in Ernakulam district. Their two daughters were also injured during the attack. The children were shifted to the Medical Trust Hospital in Kochi. Baby and his wife Smitha, natives of Kakkad, died. 

10:24 am: IMD issues rainfall in the state till January 3

The India Meteorological Department has warned that there is a possibility of rain in the state until January 3 due to the formation of low pressure over the Southeast Arabian Sea. A low pressure moving in a west-northwest direction is likely to intensify into a strong low pressure over the central South Arabian Sea. Fishermen are also advised to be cautious.

10:00 am: Kochi metro completed over 10 crore passengers in 6 years

Kochi Metro is celebrating a significant milestone as it welcomes the new year with pride as the metro system has successfully served over 10 crore passengers, achieving this remarkable feat in just six and a half years of operation. Since its inauguration on June 19, 2017, a total of 10,33,59,586 passengers have utilized the metro services until yesterday. The noteworthy increase in passenger numbers this year compared to previous years has propelled Kochi Metro to reach the impressive milestone of serving 10 crores of commuters.

9:25 am: Vigilance conducts flash raid inspections at Kumali check post

The vigilance conducted a flash raid inspection at Kumali check post in Idukki on the occasion of Sabarimala season. Widespread irregularities were found at the motor vehicle department's check post at the border. Vigilance also seized cash kept in various parts of the office complex.

8:52 am:  Traffic restrictions imposed in Kozhikode city ahead of New Year celebrations

Traffic Assistant Commissioner Johnson said that restrictions have been imposed in the city limits of Kozhikode on New Year's Eve. As per new restrictions, no goods vehicles will have access to enter Kozhikode city today. Vehicles, including cars, traveling with only a driver without other passengers will also be restricted from entering the city.

8:21 am: One person died as car collides with truck in Thrissur

One died after an Innova car rammed in front of the truck in Thrissur. The incident happened at 3 a.m. The condition of five other people is critical. The Innova was destroyed in the accident.

8:17 am: Nava Kerala Sadas: Highest number of complaints received from Malappuram district

Malappuram district has received the highest number of complaints in Nava Kerala Sadas.  Of the 81354 complaints received in Malappuram, only 2375 were resolved within a month. The officials say that action has been completed in 5134 complaints. The tour of the Nava Kerala Sadas in Malappuram district was from November 27 to November 30.

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