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Kerala News Highlights: Shan murder case: Petition seeking bail for accused to be considered on February 13

Kerala News Highlights: Shan murder case: Petition seeking bail for accused to be considered on February 13

Kerala news live today 5 february 2024 major highlights developments rkn
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First Published Feb 5, 2024, 8:09 AM IST

4:41 pm: Investors staged protests at financial institutions in Thrissur

The investors in a financial institution in Thrissur, staged a protest alleging fraud amounting to Rs 19 crore. The protesters gathered in front of the institution, expressing their grievances. The managing director of the company, Congress leader CS Srinivasan, has been implicated in the allegations.


3:53 pm: 3 people injured in a landslide accident in Malappuram

Three people were injured in a landslide in Malappuram. The accident occurred when the soil fell during the construction of the wall. 


3:28 pm: Shan murder case: Petition seeking bail for accused to be considered on February 13

The plea to cancel the bail of the accused in the KS Shan murder case will be considered on the 13th. The court also informed that the argument will continue on the demand of the defendant to return the charge sheet. Alappuzha Additional Sessions Court 3 is hearing the case. The decision will be taken after hearing the prosecution case.
 


3:14 pm:   'No solutions in the budget to save state from financial crisis...' BJP state president K Surendran

BJP state president K. Surendran has criticized the state budget presented by finance minister K. N. Balagopal. There is nothing in the budget for the development and growth of Kerala. The budget merely contains blabbering; and no announcements regarding aid for Kerala's farmers. K Surendran said, "Even in the tourism sector, no solution is provided. Many of the observations in the budget are contrary to the facts. There is nothing in the budget to save the financially devastated Kerala. The welfare pension has been stalled for months. The budget does not give any hope to the common man. The increase in the support price of rubber by only Rs 10 is a fraud."


2:24 pm: 'Budget turned to document for political announcement...' Opposition leader VD Satheesan

Opposition leader VD Satheesan has accused the finance minister of losing the sanctity of the budget in a press conference on Monday( Feb 5). Satheesan criticized by saying that the budget was downgraded to a document for political announcement and criticism against the opposition.  VD Satheesan criticized the budget, particularly expressing disappointment with its provisions for the agriculture sector. He alleged that the budget seemed designed to deceive people, lacking sufficient financial support. Satheesan alleged that the government disappointed the agricultural sector. Despite the crisis in the agricultural sector, the support price of rubber has been increased by Rs 10. 
 


1:55 pm: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 1032 crore allotted for public education sector; says FM KN Balagopal

The state budget presented by Finance Minister KN Balagopal has given a boost to the public education sector in the state. Rs 1032.62 crores have been included in the budget for the public education sector. Rs 10 crores have been allocated in the budget to make schools differently-abled friendly and Rs 27.50 crores to make schools technology friendly. Additionally, Rs 5.15 crore to ensure education for children from marginalized sections, Rs 14.80 crore for the educational needs of children with special needs, and Rs 33 crore for the modernization of schools have been allocated in the budget. 


1:07 pm: Kerala Budget 2024: Govt employees to get DA alongside April 2024 salary

Thiruvananthapuram: Finance Minister KN Balagopal said that one installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) dues of government employees will be paid in April. The announcement was made in the fourth budget session of the second Pinarayi government. The existing arrears are in six installments.


12:30 pm: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 128.54 crore earmarked for KSRTC; says FM KN Balagopal

Thiruvananthapuram: Finance Minister K N Balagopal on Monday (Feb 05) presented the Kerala budget for the year 2024-25. The minister stated that the government's recent reforms in the transportation sector have brought about significant changes, particularly in the support provided to the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC).


12:03 pm: Serious Fraud Investigation Team starts investigation against Veena Vijayan

The central government has started an investigation into allegations of monthly controversy against CM Pinarayi Vijayan's daughter Veena Vijayan. The CPM thinks that the SFIO investigation against the daughter has promoted the Chief Minister. The CPM Secretariat has decided to face the investigation legally and politically.


11:34 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Budget speech lasted for two and a half hours.


11:30 am: Kerala Budget 2024: The budget speech ended with the recitation of Vallathol's poem.


11:28 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 200 crore collection from various government departments by disposal of obsolete vehicles and materials


11:22 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Liquor prices will increase in the state. The excise duty on Indian-made foreign liquor increased by Rs 10 per litre.


11:15 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Registration fees for tourist buses will be reduced.


11:14 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Motor vehicle fares will be revised


11:12 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Electricity rates will increase in the state


11:11 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 1000 crores for implementation of project that came to Nava Kerala Sadas


11:09 am: Kerala Budget 2024: A special committee will be appointed to review of Participatory Pension Scheme. A new pension scheme will be implemented for government employees


11:07 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 9.2 crore for Nava Kerala Sadas Project 


11:05 am: Kerala Budget 2024: The prize structure of Kerala Lottery will also be revised


11:02 am: Kerala Budget 2024: No change in welfare pension; says finance minister

The Finance Minister said that Kerala is a state that provides pensions in the best way. The Finance Minister said that the exact amount is not being paid and there will be steps to be taken to pay welfare pension and social security. No change in welfare pension.


11:01 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 17.6 crore has been sanctioned to the Women's Development Corporation


11:00 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 3.3 crore to modernize high courts and lower courts and Rs 9.2 crores for modernization of excise department


10:58 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 35 crore to Kerala State Welfare Corporation For Forward Communities and Rs 17 crore has been allocated to affected people of Endosulfan


10:55 am: Kerala Budget 2024:Rs 1.2 crore for new insurance scheme for Anganwadi workers


10:55 am: Kerala Budget 2024:Rs 1 crore has been earmarked to Kannur Airport for providing facilities related to Hajj pilgrimage


10:54 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 57 crore for model residential schools in Kerala


10:53 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 55 crore for the skill development scheme for SAC and ST students


10:51 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 170 crore to purchase land for landless scheduled castes. A total of Rs 859.5 crore has been earmarked for Schedules Tribe development.


10:48 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 100 crore for the Smart Mission project. The health insurance coverage for journalists has been increased from Rs 50 lakhs to Rs 75 lakhs


10:47 am: Kerala Budget 2024:Farm sector: Rs 1689.30 crore outlay; Rs 36 crore for Kuttanad agri development project; Rs 75 crore for Agricultural University; Rs 65 crore for coconut development project; Rs 78.45 crore for pesticide-free vegetables; Rs 93.6 crore for paddy production


10:46 am: Kerala Budget 2024:Kudumbashree: Rs 265 crore outlay; livelihood project to be named K-Lift, Extreme poverty eradication status by 2025; Rs 50 crore outlay, Rs 10 crore earmarked for resolving Kochi waterlogging issue and Rs 230 cr as state's share for MGNREGA Rs 6 cr for Puthur Zoological Park (Thrissur).

Fisherfolk: Rs 136 cr for coastal development; Rs 40 cr for Punargeham housing project; Rs 9.5 cr for house renovation; Rs 227.12 cr for development in sector


10:45 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 133 crore as state's share in PM Awas Yojna scheme; Rs 207.92 crore as state's share in Central Housing project, Rs 10 crore for Nirmithi Kendra, Rs 10 crore for Thrissur Shakthan Thamburan Stand

Industries: Rs 1779 crore outlay; Rs 107.64 crore for coir sector; Rs 215 crore for rural small-scale industries; Rs 773.09 crore for medium-scale industries and Rs 500 crore for Cochin Shipyard.


10:43 am: Kerala Budget 2024: 5 new nursing colleges will be started in Kerala and Rs 29 crore has been earmarked for robotic surgery.


10:41 am: Kerala Budget 2024:Rs 6.67 allotted for mental health centres and Rs 127.39 crore for sports sectors


10:37 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 3.75 crore for the construction of AKG Museum


10:36 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 170.49 crore has been earmarked for the arts and culture sector. Rs 5 crore has been allotted to establish Museum Cultural Central in Kochi.


10:34 am: Kerala Budget 2024: One school in each district will be upgraded as a model school. The training will be provided to teachers once in 6 months.


10:33 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 1032.62 crore for public education and Rs 10 crore to make schools for differently-abled students 


10:29 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 1.85 crore for Sabarimala Greenfield Airport, Rs 351.42 crore for tourism sectors and Rs 12 crore for KTDC


10:26 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 92 crore has been allocated to KSRTC for buying new diesel buses. The government decided to increase the funding of KSRTC.


10:25 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 25 crore for 2,000 public Wifi hotspots


10:24 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 1000 crore for the construction works including rural roads and Rs 75 crore for the development of state highways


10:23 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 1,829 crore  for Make in Kerala projects; Rs 1,132 crore for LIFE Mission


10:22 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 90.52 crore earmarked for Kerala Start-Up Mission activities


10:19 am: Kerala Budget 2024: AI conclave will be organized in Kerala in association with IBM in July 2024


10:15 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 35 crore will be allotted for the Life Science Park in Thiruvananthapuram.  


10:13 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 30 crore for the revival of the cashew sector, Rs 2 crore for the rehabilitation of cashew factories, and Rs 51.8 for the handloom sector.


10:07 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 10 crore will be allotted to carry out repair work of KSEB dams and Rs 57 crore for flood relief in Alappuzha-Kottayam districts


10:05 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 27.6 crore has been allocated for the Sabarimala Master Plan, Rs 134.42 crore for the cooperative sector, and Rs 2.5 crore for women cooperatives.


10:01 am: Kerala Budget 2024: LIFE Mission Project: Rs 10,000 crores will be spent in the LIFE scheme for the next two years


9:58 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 50 crore allotted for extreme poverty alleviation program, Rs 20 crore for literacy programs and Rs 50 crore to eradicate extreme poverty by November 2025


9:54 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Tiger Safari Park to start at Peruvannamuzhi in Kozhikode 


9:52 am: Kerala Budget 2024: 10000 job opportunities will be implemented in the sports sector.


9:50 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Tourism centres will be developed with private participation. Rs 5,000 crore investment will be attracted to tourism sector.


9:49 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 75 crore has been allotted for Agricultural University, Rs 150.25 crore has been earmarked for dairy development and Rs 535.9 crore for animal husbandry


9:47 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Digital University: Outlay of Rs 250 cr; 3 regional centres; Rs 10 cr for the scholarship fund


9:45 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 1698 crore has been earmarked for the agricultural sector, Rs 65 crore for coconut development, Rs 93.6 crore for paddy production, Rs 65 crore for coconut development project and Rs 4.6 crore for spice cultivation.


9:43 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Foreign university campuses will start in Kerala


9:40 am: Kerala Budget 2024: More care centers will be opened for senior citizens. People will Kerala and outside Kerala will get treatment.


9:37 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 10 crores to start a state-wide lease center and eco-tourism centers will be improved in the state.


9:33 am: Kerala Budget 2024: 25 new private industrial parks will be sanctioned. More projects will be started in the field of food preservation


9:31 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Kerala is becoming the hub of higher education, says finance minister


9:30 am: Kerala Budget 2024: The tax revenue will be increased in the next four years. 


9:28 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Rs 10 crores will be allocated for next year's Keraleeyam program


9:21 am: Kerala Budget 2024: The government plans to foster new-age investments, startups.


9:16 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Central approval for the Thiruvananthapuram metro project will be received soon.


9:16 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Starting in May 2024, Vizhinjam Port will serve as Kerala's development gateway.


9:15 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Land pooling scheme to be improved.  Kerala will progress despite Centre's discrimination, says Balagopal. Kerala ahead in many indicators like HDI and SDG. However, we are behind in terms of economics.


9:14 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Finance Minister to give Rs 500 crore to Cochin Shipyard. National coastal and Mountain Highways are under construction


9:12 am: Kerala Budget 2024: Vizhinjam to be special hub; says Finance Minister KN Balagopal


9:10 am: Kerala State Budget 2024: In the next 3 years, Kerala will witness development of Rs 3 lakh crore


9: 10 am: Kerala State Budget 2024: Vizhinjam International seaport to be opened in May


9:09 am: Kerala State Budget 2024: Kerala to be medical hub, says KN Balagopal


9:08 am: Kerala State Budget 2024: Capital investment has started in the field of education. Capital subsidies and interest subsidies will be implemented for new-generation industries in Kerala.


9:06 am: Kerala State Budget 2024: Rs 3 lakh crore of investment will be brought in over the three years


9:00 am: Kerala State Budget 2024: Finance Minister KN Balagopal presents the budget 


8:40 am: Kerala State Budget 2024: Finance Minister KN Balagopal left his official residence for the assembly to present the budget.


8:16 am: Over 20 students injured in bus-truck collision in Perumbavoor

In a major accident, as many as 30 students were injured after the tour bus they were travelling in collided with a truck in Perumbavoor in the wee hours of Monday (Feb 05). The accident took place at 2.15 am near Perumbavoor signal junction. There were 38 students on the bus.


8:05 am: Lok Sabha Elections 2024: UDF meeting to be held today in Thiruvananthapuram

An important meeting of the UDF for seat-sharing discussions will be held in Thiruvananthapuram today. Kerala Congress in the third seat of the league. Joseph's Kottayam seat demand may also be decided today. The UDF meeting will also be preceded by a bilateral discussion with the League


7:55 am: Finance Minister KN Balagopal to present state budget today

The Finance Minister, KN Balagopal will present the state budget for the year 2-24-25 today. This is the third complete budget of the Pinarayi government. The indication is that there will be steps to promote private investments
 

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