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Kerala News Highlights : Third accused arrested in connection with the murder of trader in Pathanamthitta

Kerala News Highlights : Third accused arrested in connection with the murder of trader in Pathanamthitta

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First Published Jan 6, 2024, 8:15 AM IST

4:58 pm: Retired SI hanged himself after attacking wife, mother-in-law in Kochi

A retired SI hanged himself after attacking his wife and mother-in-law in Kochi. KV Gopinathan (60), a native of Cheranallur, died. His wife Rajshree and mother-in-law Anandavalli were admitted to the hospital with serious injuries.The police reached the spot and took further action.

4:30 pm:Policeman found dead under mysterious circumstances in Kasaragod

A policeman was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Kasaragod. Sudheesh, a native of Palakkad was found dead.The preliminary conclusion is that Sudheesh, who was a heavy drinker, died after falling from the top of the building.

3:46 pm: ' Everyone has the right to protest in a democracy...' says governor

The governor has clarified that he will read the policy announcement speech during the fierce battle with the government. Governor Arif Mohammed Khan told the media that he will fulfill all the constitutional obligations, including the policy announcement and there is no dispute about it. Everyone has the right to protest in a democracy. Changing the police route due to the protest is also not an issue. 

3:00 pm: Vandiperiyar case: Man who stabbed victim's father arrested

A man was arrested for stabbing the father of a six-year-old girl who was raped in Vandiperiyar. Arjun's cousin, Palraj was taken into custody by the police. The child's father was stabbed in Vandiperiyar town. The child's grandfather also sustained minor injuries in the clash. Palraj fled after the attack and was later taken into police custody. 

2:15 pm: LDF announces hartal in Idukki on January 9 amid governor's visit

The Left Democratic Front has declared a hartal as Governor Arif Mohammed Khan is set to attend an event in Idukki on January 9. This move comes in response to the governor's refusal to sign the Land Amendment Bill, prompting a march against him organized by Raj Bhavan. The Governor will be going to Thodupuzha for the event of the Traders and Industry Coordinating Committee. The left leaders pointed out that the governor might face difficulties reaching the event in Thodupuzha during the hartal. 

1:38 pm: ED sends notice to former finance minister Thomas Isaac in KIIFBI Masala bond case

Enforcement Directorate sends notice to former finance minister Thomas Issac in the KIIFBI Masala bond case. The ED notice was issued to appear for questioning on January 12

1:10 pm: Native of Nepal found dead in Kozhikode

A native of Nepal was found dead in Vadakara, Kozhikode. Nath (53) was found dead on top of a building in Vadakara town. The dead body was found during the inspection conducted by the locals after smelling bad smell.

12:46 pm: Police arrested third accused in connection with murder of trader in Pathanamthitta

The third accused in the murder of a businessman during a theft attempt in Pathanamthitta has been arrested. An autorickshaw driver Harib, a native of Pathanamthitta, has been arrested. The police had earlier arrested two people from Tamil Nadu in connection with the murder. 

12:14 pm: Bodies of piglets found near forest area in Wayanad

A wildlife attack took place in the pig farm owned by Srinesan in Wayanad. The farm owner reported that 20 piglets were missing, and signs of an attack were evident as a pig was killed and eaten. Drag marks and footprints in the vicinity point to a possible tiger attack. The farm is located near the area where dairy farmer Prajeesh was previously killed, suggesting a potential pattern of wildlife activity in the region. 

11:53 am: Vandiperiyar case: Father of victim attacked by relative of accused

The father of the victim in the Vandiperiyar case was attacked by the relative of the accused. His legs were injured during the assault

11:30 am: Heavy traffic congestion in Thiruvananthapuram due to construction of roads

The capital city is experiencing heavy traffic congestion due to the restart of the construction works of drainage and roads in various places. The road closures are done without traffic arrangements or warning.

10:44 am: KSRTC bus catches fire in Pampa

KSRTC bus caught fire in Pampa at Sabarimala. No casualties were reported in the accident.

10:28 am: Mylapra murder: Police arrested two suspects from Tamil Nadu

The police have arrested two suspects, Murugan and Balasubramanian, apprehended from Thenkashi in Tamil Nadu in connection with the murder of an elderly man in Pathanamthitta. Following their arrest, both were brought to Pathanamthitta. The trio includes a third individual, an auto driver from Pathanamthitta. 

10:14 am: Kerala government grants Rs 1.55 cr for art programme held during Keraleeyam

 The state government allocated an amount of Rs 1 crore 55 lakhs for the art programme conducted at the Central Stadium under the Keraleeyam program. Surprisingly, this hefty sum accounts for only seven performances. Despite the conclusion of Keraleeyam, two months ago, the government has yet to disclose details regarding the sponsors, raising questions about transparency and accountability in the utilization of public funds for cultural events.

9:38 am:  KSRTC Swift to appoint transgender person application date out

The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation has decided to appoint transgender people in SWIFT buses. The appointment is for the post of Driver cum Conductor. The application will be invited and an advertisement will be issued on January 6. Meanwhile, Transport Minister KB Ganesh Kumar has announced that 800 buses will be plying across the state in connection with Makaravilakku. The Minister was speaking at a meeting of Transport Department officials at Pampa Shri Ramashtakam Auditorium.

9:10 am: Pandalam royal family member Ambika Thampuratti passes away

A member of the Pandalam royal family, Ambika Thampuratti (76), passed away at Kaipuzha Palace. The Pandalam temple will be closed for 11 days. It will be opened on Wednesday, January 17.

8:53 am: Youth from Kerala tries to attempt suicide by jumping in front of metro train in Bengaluru

A youth from Kerala attempted suicide by jumping in front of a metro train in Bengaluru. The incident took place at Jalahalli Metro station on the Green Line. When the train reached the platform, the young man jumped onto the track. The young man was seriously shocked after hitting the power line. The youth was first shifted to Yashwant Pura Sanjeevani Hospital and later to Saptagiri Medical College.

8:36 am: Health department prohibits sales of antibiotics without prescription of doctor in the state

 Health Minister Veena George said that the Drug Control Department is starting inspections under the name of Operation Amrit in the state to prevent excessive use of antibiotics in the state. The public can also report any pharmacies selling antibiotics without a prescription. The minister also stated that strict action will be taken against the medical stores and pharmacies that provide antibiotics without the prescription of the doctor.

8:23 am: Commercial ship to arrive in Vizhinjam Seaport from May 2024

The commercial ships will start arriving at Vizhinjam seaport in May 2024.  The construction of Vizhinjam is progressing rapidly. Although the deadline is December, Adani Group is trying to complete the commissioning earlier.

8:16 am: Kerala to receive heavy rainfall today; IMD issues yellow alert for 3 districts

The India Meteorological Department has issued a possibility of heavy rainfall with thunder and lightning today due to the influence of the cyclone formed over Lakshadweep. A yellow alert has also been announced in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, and Pathanamthitta districts today. Meanwhile, a yellow alert has been declared in Idukki, Ernakulam and Palakkad districts on January 7. 

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