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Kerala News Highlights: Middle-aged man arrested for attempt to sexually abuse minor girl in Kannur

Kerala News Highlights: Middle-aged man arrested for attempt to sexually abuse minor girl in Kannur

Kerala news live 25 january 2024 major highlights developments rkn
First Published Jan 25, 2024, 8:11 AM IST

5:02 pm:Kerala government approves additional fund of Rs 10 crore for Keraleeyam

Thiruvananthapuram: The state government has approved an additional fund of Rs 10 crore for the Keraleeyam program's expenses, following a request from the Tourism Department. The allocated funds are designated for expenditure within the tourism department. The department formally requested the amount on December 23, and the release of the funds was executed on January 23.

4:22 pm: ED seizes Rs 212 cr property of 'High Rich' company in investment fraud case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has found assets belonging to the owners of the 'High Rich' company, implicated in an investment fraud case. The ED has successfully recovered assets totaling Rs 212 crores. The ED's case against the High Rich owners involves allegations of engaging in black money transactions exceeding Rs 100 crores. Two individuals, including the company's owner Prathapan, have been accused in the case, with investigations revealing that the black money transactions were conducted through financial transactions resembling a money chain. The ED conducted a raid on the institution recently as part of its ongoing investigation.

3:54 pm: Kochi Municipal Corporation set up first turf ground

The Kochi Municipal Council has successfully executed the turf construction project as outlined in the budget. The modern turf facility is now complete in Chullikal, located in the Karuvelipadi division. Utilizing a budget allocation of Rs 86.30 lakh, which includes municipal and plan funds, the turf was developed on the tip-top Aziz ground. This comprehensive project also encompassed the construction of a Day House, Anganwadi, Day House Courtyard, Counselor's Office, Park, Open Stage, Modern Gym, and Shuttle Court, providing a multifaceted recreational space for the community.

2:37 pm: CM Pinarayi Vijayan responds to Governor's policy announcement speech

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan responded to Governor Arif Mohammed Khans policy announcement speech, emphasizing the need for a positive outlook and avoiding confrontation. He noted that, according to the rules, reading the declaration from the beginning and end is sufficient. The Chief Minister also expressed understanding of potential health issues the Governor might be facing, stating that the specifics are unknown. Vijayan's comments suggest a measured response, encouraging a constructive approach to governance matters despite potential differences.

1:57 pm: District Collector rejects application for NOC in construction of CPM Office in Idukki

The district collector rejected the application for NOC in the construction of the CPM office in Shantanpara, Idukki. The CPM district leadership applied for the NOC as per the court directive. The application was rejected on the ground that the construction was for non-domestic purposes. The building is being built on twelve square meters of untitled land. The High Court had stayed the construction of the building without the revenue department's NOC. 

1:24 pm: Couple from Angamaly receives opportunity to attend Republic Day Celebrations

Kochi: A couple from Angamaly got the opportunity to attend the Republic Day Celebrations in Delhi because of their loan repayments. Ernakulam Angamaly resident Augustine and his wife Philomini have the golden opportunity. The couple seized this opportunity by repaying the central government loan to street vendors in two installments.

12:33 pm: 84 chickens died after attacked by unidentified animal

84 chickens owned by Jagadamma died after being bitten by an unidentified animal in Charoomodu. The incident, which took place last night, resulted in the loss of mainly egg-laying chickens, including 20 medium-sized ones acquired through the Public Planning Scheme. This attack follows a recent incident where three goats were attacked by dogs during the day in the same area, indicating concerns about animal safety in the locality

11:39 am: 11 individuals from Kerala receives President's Police Medals

The President's Police Medals have been announced, with recognition for distinguished service going to Excise Commissioner Mahipal Yadav and ADGP Gopesh Agrawal from Kerala. Additionally, 11 individuals from Kerala have been honored with medals for meritorious service

11:13 am: Woman dies of heart attack during abortion surgery in Alappuzha

A woman who underwent abortion surgery died in Alappuzha. The deceased, Asha Sharath, died due to a heart attack following complications during abortion, stated the postmortem report. The relatives requested the medical board to investigate the matter and take action against the culprits.

Asha was initially admitted to Women's and Child Hospital in Kadapuram for surgery last Friday. The surgery was conducted by a male doctor. During the surgery, the condition suddenly worsened. Later she was shifted to Alappuzha Vandanam Medical Hospital and was admitted. She died the next day. The collector intervened in the allegations of the relatives that the cause of the death was due to medical negligence. The post-mortem was conducted in the presence of expert doctors.

10:27 am: Woman dies of complication during post-surgery at government hospital in Alappuzha

The post-mortem report says that the woman who underwent abortion surgery died of to heart attack due to complications during the surgery. Asha Sarath, a native of Alappuzha, died at Alappuzha Vandanam Medical College after her health deteriorated during the abortion operation. 

10:00 am: Middle-aged man arrested for attempt to sexually abuse minor girl in Kannur

A middle-aged man was arrested in Kannur for trying to molest a six-year-old girl. The town police arrested VP Faisal, a native of Malappuram Ponnani. Faisal tried to sexually exploit the daughter of the natives of Assam, who live as agriculturists.

9:20 am: Governor Arif Mohammed Khan ended policy announcement speech in one minute

Governor Arif Mohammed Khan ended the policy announcement speech in one minute. The Governor was received in the Assembly by the Chief Minister, Speaker and Minister K Radhakrishnan. But even though the Chief Minister gave the bouquet, the Governor did not even look at his face. 

8:40 am: Crime Branch to start an investigation on suicide of Assistant Public Prosecutor in Kollam

The crime branch investigation may begin today in the suicide of Assistant Public Prosecutor Aneeshya of Kollam Paravur Munsiff Court. The accused will be probed only after a thorough examination of Aneeshya's voice messages and a 19-page diary. 

8:19 am: 14-year-old with abdominal pain found to be pregnant in Pathanamthitta

The police have registered a case in Pathanamthitta in connection with the incident in which a ninth-class girl became pregnant by her classmate. A case was registered against the girl's friend, a 14-year-old boy. The case is under sections 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Rape and POCSO Act. 

8:11 am:  Kerala Assembly session to begin today

Thiruvananthapuram: The 10th session of the Kerala Legislative Assembly will begin today with Governor Arif Muhammed Khan's policy announcement speech. In the wake of the protests, the question is whether Governor Arif Muhammad Khan will read the entire speech. The government is relieved to have crossed the first hurdle as the governor signed the draft of the policy announcement speech without even asking for an explanation. The speech will include criticism against the Center for cutting the borrowing limit.

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