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Kerala News HIGHLIGHTS: Southwest monsoon hits Kerala, declares IMD

Kerala news HIGHLIGHTS: Southwest monsoon has hit Kerala, said IMD on Thursday (June 8).

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First Published Jun 8, 2023, 8:20 AM IST

3.27 PM: Haj 2023: Over 2000 pilgrims from Kerala reach Mecca 

Under the supervision of the Kerala State Hajj Committee, 2,145 pilgrims from Kerala have already travelled by flight to the holy city of Mecca. 13 flights took off from various airports in Kerala so far this season, carrying a total of 1099 males and 1046 female pilgrims. Up to June 7, nine flights from Karipur, three from Kannur, and one from Kochi set out on the sacred journey.

Read More:Hajj 2023: Over 2000 pilgrims from Kerala reach Mecca

2.30 PM: Southwest monsoon hits Kerala, declares IMD

The IMD in a statement said," The southwest monsoon has set in over Kerala today, June 8."

Read more: Southwest monsoon hits Kerala, declares IMD; Yellow alert in 9 districts

1.38 PM: Proof of how former SFI leader Vidya got Ph.D. admission in Kalady Varsity accessed

More proof has emerged regarding the erroneous actions taken by former SFI leader K Vidya to gain admission to the Ph.D. programme at Kalady University. Asianet News was able to obtain the meeting's minutes where the research committee unlawfully inserted Vidya's name. 

Read More: Accessed: After fake certificate, proof of how former SFI leader Vidya got PhD admission in Kalady varsity

12.33 PM: 52-day ban on trawling off Kerala coast from June 9 midnight

Most mechanized fishing boats in Kerala have returned to the harbours as the 52-day monsoon trawling ban is slated to start at midnight on Friday. Beginning on June 9, the 3,600 mechanised fishing vessels, 500 gillnet boats, and 114 purse seine boats accessing Kerala harbours will cease fishing. 

Read more: 52-day ban on trawling off Kerala coast from June 9 midnight

12.06 PM: Shraddha death case: Recovered suicide note, but not accused anyone, says Kottayam SP

In response to the death of Shraddha, a graduate student of Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, SP K Karthik said that he had recovered the suicide note of the student, however, she has not accused anyone in the note. He said that the crime branch will investigate the case thoroughly.

11.08 AM: Mango-eating tusker 'Mangakomban' spotted in Attappady

A mango-eating tusker 'Mangakomban' was spotted in Palakkad's Attappady on Wednesday morning. The elephant in the evening plucked a mango from a local's house in Chittoor and left the spot without creating havoc.

10.40 AM: Monsoon to arrive in Kerala soon as cyclone Biparjoy intensifies

After Cyclone "Biparjoy" strengthened into a very strong cyclonic storm on Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department predicted that Kerala would experience the start of the southwest monsoon within 48 hours. The IMD sounded a yellow alert in Alappuzha and Ernakulam districts on Thursday (June 8).

Read more: Monsoon to arrive in Kerala soon as cyclone 'Biparjoy' intensifies; IMD issues yellow alert

10.04 AM: Maharaja's College forged certificate case: Ernakulam police yet to hand over the case to Agali police

The Agali police claimed that the Ernakulam police have not yet handed over the Maharaja's College forged certificate case to them. If the case is obtained, further action will be taken as per the instructions of Palakkad SP, said Agali police.

9.50 AM: KSRTC bus meets with accident in Palakkad's Attappady

A KSRTC bus met with an accident in Attappady in Palakkad after its rear tire came loose and tilted to one side. The passengers in the state-run bus escaped with minor injuries.

9.10 AM: KFON violated Make In India criteria by using Chinese cable wires, claims AG report

According to the Auditor General report, Kerala's dream project K-FON has violated the tender condition of complying with the Make in India criteria as 70 percent of the cable wires were imported from China.

Read more: Kerala: K-FON violated Make In India criteria by using Chinese cable wires, claims AG report

8.58 AM: Man kills six-year-old daughter in Alappuzha

A man identified as Mahesh (38) hacked his six-year-old daughter Nakshatra to death in Alappuzha on Wednesday evening. He is currently in police custody.

Read more: Kerala man kills 4-year-old daughter; Taken into police custody

8.20 AM: CM Pinarayi Vijayan embarks on an 8-day trip to US, Cuba

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his team have left for the US to attend the Regional Conference of the Loka Kerala Sabha on Thursday (June 8) from Thiruvananthapuram on an Emirates flight at 4.35 am. Finance Minister KN Balagopal and Speaker AN Shamseer are also accompanying the Chief Minister. 

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