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Kerala News Highlights: Nipah update: 5 more samples test negative, informs Health Department

Kerala News Highlights: The Kerala Health Minister Veena George informed on Sunday(Sep 24) that the five samples that were sent turned out to be negative.

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First Published Sep 24, 2023, 8:15 AM IST

4:45 PM: Kannur court grants life sentence to grandfather and grandmother for sexually assaulting step-grand daughter

A man was granted life imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1,57,000 for sexually assaulting his granddaughter by a Mattannur POSCO fast-track court on Sunday(Sept 24). The accomplice, step-grandmother, was also sentenced to 48 years imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1,35,000

4:00 PM:  Nipah update: 5 more samples test negative, informs Health Department

The Kerala Health Minister Veena George informed on Sunday(Sep 24) that the five samples that were sent turned out to be negative for Nipah virus

3:15 PM: Operation 'D Hunt': Police conduct massive raid across Kerala to hunt drug dealers

The operation "D Hunt" was carried out in Kerala to address drug-related cases. This search operation encompassed approximately 1,300 locations and was conducted under the guidance of the Director General of Police (DGP), with the active participation of a DIG-level team. Around 230 cases have been reported till now, and the search is going on. The search was conducted in residential and commercial premises of suspected individuals who were already engaged in drug cases. 48 individuals were arrested in Thiruvananthapuram

1: 45 PM: Young man found dead in temple pond in Thrissur

A young man was found dead in the Thiruvilwamala Vilwanath temple pond on Sunday( Sep 24). The deceased was identified as Bharat (43), a native of Lakkidi, Thrissur. The body was recovered by the scuba team from the pond. People who came to bathe in the temple pool this morning found clothes and sandals on the bank of the pond

1:.00 PM   Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off Kerala's second Vande Bharat express

 The newly-designed second Vande Bharat Express allotted to Kerala , was officially flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi via video conferencing on Sunday( Sep 24).  The train number of Kasaragod-Thiruvananthapuram Central Vande Bharat Express is 20631 and the Thiruvananthapuram Central-Kasaragod Express will hold the train no 20632. The trial run was successfully completed on Friday (Sep 21).

11: 00 AM: Veteran Malayalam film director KG George passes away at 77

 Malayalam veteran film director KG George has passed away at the age of 77. He breathed his last at an old age home in Kakkanad on Sunday.

10:10 AM: IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Kerala today

The India Meteorological Department has informed  that there is a possibility of rain and thunder in the state today. There is a possibility of strong winds and heavy rain.

9:54 AM: Missing girl found dead in well in Thrissur

The body of the missing student was found dead in a well near her home in Kattoor, Thrissur. Archa (17), daughter of Arjunan and Sreekala, a native of Kattoor Valakkazha, was found dead in a well at home. The child has been missing since Friday. The cause of death is unclear.

9:15 AM: NIA to interrogate Saheel Turkey regarding IS Operations in Kerala

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is set to question Zaheer Turki, a close associate of Nabeel Ahmed, who allegedly coordinated activities for the Islamic State (IS) in Kerala. The questioning is scheduled for Monday, following an interrogation conducted by the NIA on Saturday. Saheer Turkey, a resident of Mannarkkad, Palakkad, was subjected to several hours of questioning by the NIA on Saturday. After the interrogation, he was released with a notice to appear for further questioning.

8:40 AM: Man dies in car accident in Thiruvananthapuram

A man died  in a car accident near Ayyankali Hall in Palayam on Sunday (Sep 24). The accident happened around 1.30 a.m. The deceased was identified as Rajeesh, a native of Malayinkeezhu. An Innova car hit his car from behind that was parked next to the hall. It is reported that the driver of the Innova car was drunk.

8:10 AM: Kerala's second Vande Bharat to be flagged off today

The inaugural service of the second Vande Bharat train will start from Kasaragod on Sunday (Sep 24) at 12 pm. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off nine Vande Bharat services on various routes in the country through video conferencing. The service will be from Kasaragod to Thiruvananthapuram via Alappuzha. The train will leave Kasaragod at 7 am and reach Thiruvananthapuram at 3:05 pm.

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