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Kerala News LIVE: Kerala to receive widespread rainfall; Yellow alert in 4 districts today

Kerala News LIVE: Kerala to receive widespread rainfall; Yellow alert in 4 districts today.

Kerala news live october 21 2023 major highlights developments anr
First Published Oct 21, 2023, 8:15 AM IST

3.30 PM: Palakkad company readies to supply uniforms to Israeli forces

After a company in Kannur ceased supplying uniforms to Israeli forces, a company from Palakkad, SARIGA Apparels have confirmed to produce uniforms and supply to Israel amid war with Hamas.

2.30 PM: Kerala CM's daughter Veena Vijayan paid IGST for payment received from CMRL

According to the income tax division, Veena Vijayan paid the IGST for the transaction that took place between her business, Exalogics Solutions, and the black soil firm Cochin Minerals and Rutile Limited (CMRL). Veena paid taxes on the Rs. 1.72 crores she received from CMRL, based on a report from the GST commissioner.

1.30 PM: Kerala to receive widespread rainfall; Yellow alert in 4 districts today

Kerala is expected to receive widespread rainfall as part of Northeast Monsoon rainfall. A yellow alert has been sounded in four districts today including Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha and Idukki. 

1.00 PM: Appointment bribery case: Court rejects anticipatory bail plea of second accused 

Thiruvananthapuram: The anticipatory bail application of Lenin Raj, the second accused in the fake appointment fraud case related to the Health Minister's office, has been rejected. The order is from the 7th Additional Sessions Court. The complainant Haridasan's daughter-in-law was offered a job as an officer. The prosecution contended that the money was sent to the bank accounts of the first and second accused.

12.15 PM: Dr B. Ananthakrishnan appointed as new VC for Kerala Kalamandalam

Dr B Ananthakrishnan has been appointed as the new vice chancellor of Kerala Kalamandalam. Chancellor Mallika Sarabhai approved the recommendation of the search committee. Ananthakrishnan was the head of theater department of Hyderabad Central University. For a year and a half, Kalady University VC had the additional charge of Kalamandalam.

11.30 AM: Rain expected in Kerala on Oct 23, 24; Cyclone Tej presence detected over Arabian Sea

Though Cyclone Tej, which is placed over the Arabian Sea, is unlikely to have an impact on Kerala's weather, the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) has issued a warning to fishermen regarding unsafe sea conditions. On the other hand, the state is anticipated to receive rain on October 23 and 24, due to a low-pressure system over the Bay of Bengal.

Northeast monsoon begins in Kerala, confirms IMD; Yellow alert in 4 districts

10.45 AM: Man commits suicide after hacking wife, son to death in Wayanad

A twin murder was reported in Sultan Bathery where a man hacked his wife and son to death. Later, he also committed suicide. Puthanpurakkal Shaju killed his wife and son allegedly over a family feud.

10.00 AM: Expired medicines distributed in 26 government hospitals in Kerala: CAG report

The Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report stated that 26 government hospitals in Kerala distributed expired medicines to patients.  According to the report, between 2016 and 2022, medicines worth Rs 4 cr reached the hospitals for which the supply was frozen. According to the report of the CAG, the Kerala Medical Services Corporation Limited (KMSCL) has shown serious negligence in checking the quality of medicines. According to the findings, the production of medicines that were of substandard quality worth Rs 3.75 crores were distributed to 483 hospitals and medicines worth Rs 11.69 lakh that were ordered to be stopped were distributed in 148 hospitals. The CAG report also criticizes the action of KMSCL as putting the lives of patients at risk as chemical changes occur in expired medicines.

9.30 AM: Four-year-old girl sexually assaulted in Perumbavoor

A three-and-a-half-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in Perumbavoor, Ernakulam. Two natives of Assam Sajalal and Obaidullah have been taken into custody. The case is based on the statement of the child's mother. Ernakulam Rural SP said that the child had identified the accused.

Kerala: 4-year-old girl sexually assaulted in Perumbavoor by Assam natives; 2 held

9.00 AM: Tranvancore Devaswom Board issues new circular banning RSS activities in temples

The Travancore Devaswom Board has banned the activities of RSS and weapons training in temples. There was an earlier court order in this regard. But when the order was not followed, the Travancore Devaswom Board issued a new circular. The circular issued by the Devaswom Commissioner clarifies that organizing a protest meeting against the board in the name of Namajapaghosam or in any other name, including temple land advisory committees, is also prohibited.

Kerala: Travancore Devaswom Board issues new circular banning RSS activities in temple premises

8.22 AM: Second crane from Zhen Hua 15 ship to be unloaded at Vizhinjam seaport today

The second crane from the first Chinese ship that arrived in Vizhinjam International seaport will be unloaded ashore today. The first of the three cranes was unloaded yesterday. The crane is lowered by 3 Chinese crew members of the Zhen Hua 15 ship and experts from Mumbai. The Centre initially did not grant permission to the Chinese nationals to disembark at the port which caused uncertainty. The third crane will also be unloaded and the ship is expected to return by Tuesday.

8.15 AM: Swimming coach from Kerala dies after falling into pool in Bengaluru

A Malayali swimming coach died after falling into a swimming pool in Bengaluru. Arun, a native of Koduvayoor, Palakkad, died. He fell into the swimming pool of the swimming academy operating at HAL Second Stage, Indira Nagar yesterday evening. The actual cause of death is yet to be ascertained. The primary conclusion of the doctors is that the cause of death is heart attack. Arun's body is kept at Chinmaya Mission Hospital. After the post-mortem, the body will be handed over to the relatives. 

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