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Kerala news Highlights: Indian Coffee House employee found hanging at office in Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala news Highlights:  Indian Coffee House employee found hanging at office in Thiruvananthapuram

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First Published Jan 31, 2024, 8:13 AM IST

4:51 pm: UDF lost control at Koppam Panchayat administration in Palakkad

The UDF lost control of the Koppam Panchayat administration. A no-confidence motion was brought against UDF panchayat president Abdul Aziz by eight members of the CPM. A UDF Congress member named Shafiq supported the no-confidence motion. The motion passed with nine votes in favor and seven against, while a BJP member chose not to vote. After the vote, there was a protest against the Congress member who supported the motion, led by the UDF.

4:13 pm: Actor Unni Mukundan about false propaganda to defame his upcoming movie

Actor Unni Mukundan has voiced concerns about attempts to sabotage his upcoming film by spreading false information attributed to him. He took to social media to clarify the situation, sharing a WhatsApp chat to debunk the rumors circulating about him.


3:50 pm: Hostel warden arrested for allegedly torturing students inside the hostel

A hostel warden who subjected 5-class students to unnatural torture was arrested in Thodupuzha. The Thodupuzha police arrested Rajeev, a native of Karunagapally. The arrest was based on the statement given by five children in the hostel.

3:03 pm: Mookkannoor massacre case: Ernakulam sessional court sentences accused to death for mass killing 

The Ernakulam Additional Sessions Court has awarded a death sentence to the accused in the Mookkannoor massacre case in Angamaly. The accused also faced double life imprisonment for the other two murders. He will also have to pay a fine of four hundred and ten thousand rupees in various sections of the case. Baby has been sentenced for killing his brother Shivan, his wife Valsala, and his daughter Smitha.

2:45 pm: PC George accepts BJP membership today

The leader of Kerala Janapaksham, PC George, accepted BJP membership in Delhi today. PC George's Kerala Janapaksham, party has merged with the BJP. Union Ministers Rajeev Chandrasekhar, V Muraleedharan, Prakash Javadekar, and Anil Antony were present during this meeting. Prakash Javadekar said that this merger is just the beginning, and more people are expected to join the party in the future.

2:00 pm: Man killed in an elephant attack in Wayanad

A person was tragically killed in a wild elephant attack in Wayanad. The incident occurred in a coffee plantation in Tholpetti Narikal, Wayanad. The victim, identified as Lakshmanan (55) from Pannikal Colony, is reported to be from the tribal community. He had been missing for two days. His body was discovered during a search conducted this morning.

1:20 pm: 2-year-old dies after vomiting in Kozhikode

A two-year-old died after vomiting in Kozhikode. The incident happened in Vadakara, Kozhikode. The child was taken to Vadakara district hospital, however, his life could not be saved.

12:43 pm: Indian Coffee House employee found dead at office in Thiruvananthapuram

An employee of Indian Coffee House was found dead at the office in Balaramapuram, Thiruvananthapuram. The deceased was identified as Lal Singh. He died in the employee's lounge at the office. 

12:18 pm: RRT team rescues baby elephant who fell into septic tank in Thrissur

Thrissur: A baby elephant that fell into a septic tank was rescued in Thrissur. The baby elephant fell into the septic tank of Athirappally Plantation Corporation while walking with the herd of wild elephants. The slab of the septic tank broke and the baby elephant fell into the pit. Following the incidents, a herd of elephants came there. 

11:27 am: High Rich Scam: ED issues lookout notice to arrest the accused over financial fraud case

Thrissur: The Enforcement Directorate has intensified its investigation to nab the main accused who are absconding in the High Rich financial fraud case in Thrissur. The ED has issued a lookout notice to arrest the accused KD Prathapan and his wife Sreena. Both of them were absconding after being accused in the case. Meanwhile, the court will consider the anticipatory bail plea of ​​both on Friday.  The ED is making vigorous efforts to nab both of them before considering the anticipatory bail application.

11:12 am: Young man dies of heart attack in Palakkad

A young man died due to heart attack in Palakkad. Shafeek (26) was feeling physical discomfort on Wednesday morning. He was brought to a private hospital; however, his life could not be saved. He got married a month ago. The body will be handed over to the relatives after the post-mortem.

10:44 am: Prominent movie theater owner dies after falling from building in Thrissur

Prominent movie theater owner KO Joseph died after he slipped from the top of the building. The accident occurred while visiting a friend's building in Changaramkulam. Joseph, who was seriously injured in the fall, was taken to a private hospital in Thrissur; however, his life could not be saved. Joseph is the owner of cinema theaters like Kozhikode Coronation, Mukkam Abhilash, and Annas. The body will be handed over to the family after post-mortem. 

10:02 am: Kochi Water Metro services delayed in four stations due to shortage of boats

Kochi: The service of Kochi Water Metro has been delayed despite the completion of stations due to shortage of boats. The services from Kochi city to the Island regions have not started due to lack of boats. The service is delayed despite the completion of four stations. The Cochin Shipyard responded that they would hand over the remaining 11 boats by the month of May.

Kochi Water Metro services delayed in four stations due to shortage of boats

9:31 am: PG Manu surrendered before Ernakulam police over sexual harassment case

Former government pleader PG Manu, who is accused in the rape case of the complainant, has surrendered to the police. Manu surrendered before Ernakulam Putankurish Police at 8 am today. His anticipatory bail plea was rejected by the High Court and the Supreme Court earlier.

9:09 am: Gang arrested for extorting money from 59-year-old in Kasaragod

A honeytrap gang was arrested for extorting money from a 59-year-old in Kasaragod. The Melparamb police arrested seven people, including a couple. He was taken to Mangaluru and threatened by taking nude pictures. Five lakh rupees were extorted from a native of Mangad. The complainant continued to threaten and complain when he demanded more money.

8:39 am: Ranjith Sreenivasan murder case:  Police to submit the second charge sheet against 20 people soon

Alappuzha: The second phase of the charge sheet in the Ranjith Sreenivasan murder case will be submitted soon.  20 accused are in the second phase. The accused have been booked charges including destroying evidence and helping the accused. The police informed that there is a possibility of conspiracy charges against some while preparing the final report. With this, the number of accused will be 35.

8:17 am: Student injured after falling from KSRTC bus in Thodupuzha

A student was injured after falling from a KSRTC bus in Thodupuzha. Diya Biju, a 9th-class student, was injured. The accident took place when she was returning from school to the Ernakulam Fisheries Institute. She was immediately taken to the nearby private hospital and from there to Idukki Medical College. 

8:10 am: PC George likely to accept BJP membership today

The leader of Kerala Janapaksham, PC George, held discussions with the central leadership about accepting the membership of BJP.  Janapasha party leaders, including Shaun George, will take a final decision today on accepting BJP membership. It is likely to accept membership in the padayatra led by K Surendran in Kerala.

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