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       HEADLINES: CM Oommen Chandy files nomination papers                                              ‘Don’t make court politicians’ playground’                                              Paravur fireworks tragedy: HC denies bail to temple officials                                              Stay on govt order taking Vigilance out of RTI purview                                              Two die of suspected heat stroke in Kerala                                              Under-fire IOA approaches Tendulkar, Rahman                                              Court orders framing of charges against Naveen Jindal, others                                              ISI controlled Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad compound: Book                                              Pak to use F-16 jets against India: US lawmakers                                              Rohit, Pollard power Mumbai past Kolkata                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         Suresh Gopi takes oath as Rajya Sabha member    
NEW DELHI: Actor Suresh Gopi took oath as Rajya Sabha member on Friday. The swearing-in ceremony was held at 11. Before heading for the ceremony, the actor had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He took the oath in English before the Indian Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari.

         Two die of suspected heat stroke in Kerala    
KOTTAYAM: A 42-year-old man died of suspected sun stroke in Kallara in the district today, police said. Sabu from Mundar in Kaduthuruthy was fishing in a stream when he suddenly collapsed and died on the spot around noon, they said. His body had burn marks indicating he suffered heat stroke, police said, adding the exact cause of the death could be ascertained only after postmortem.

         Stay on govt order taking Vigilance out of RTI purview    
KOCHI: State government’s controversial order taking Vigilance department out of RTI purview was stayed by the high court on Friday. The court clarified that the government order would not prima facie stand the test of law. The stay comes in response to a Public Interest Litigation filed.

         Paravur fireworks tragedy: HC denies bail to temple officials    
KOCHI: Kerala High Court has clarified that in Puttingal fireworks tragedy case, the temple officials could not be granted bail. The court said on Friday that the officials were responsible for the tragedy and they could not pass the blame to the police or district administration.

         ‘Don’t make court politicians’ playground’    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Thiruvananthapuram district court today made a strong remark while considering the defamation case filed by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy against Opposition leader VS Achuthanadan. During the arguments over the case the judge asked counsels not to make the court a playground for politicians.

         CM Oommen Chandy files nomination papers    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy who is contesting as the Congress-led UDF candidate from Puthupally constituency for 11th time in a row, filed his nomination papers for the May 16 assembly polls on Friday.

         NEET: SC sticks to its order    
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today made it clear that the order it issued yesterday over NEET, a single common entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS courses, could not be modified. It dismissed the Centre’s petition seeking to review the order. The court also didn’t accept the plea for conducting the exam in a single phase.

         VS truncates his Poonjar speech; PC George takes it positively    
POONJAR: Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan, who reached P C George’s constituency Poonjar to campaign for LDF candidate P C Joseph, restricted his speech to a single sentence.

         CM files defamation case against VS    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today filed a defamation case against veteran Communist leader V S Achuthanandan in Thiruvananthapuram district court. He also lodged a complaint with the State election commission, saying that he had breached the model code of conduct by making false allegations against him.

         Man dies in Bus-bike collision    
KAZHAKOOTTAM: A biker died on Thursday after his vehicle collided with a KSRTC Fast passenger on National Highway near Kazhakoottam Greenfield stadium. The dead was identified as Kazhakoottam Mele Malakkadu house resident Vijayan Nair (60). The accident happened at 7 am. The bike, which Vijayan was riding, collided with the Fast Passenger going to Kollam from Thiruvananthapuram. Due to the impact of the collision, the bike was flung under the bus. A few locals and travellers who came that wa

         Sree Narayaneeyas should block move to ‘tether’ SNDP to RSS: Pinarayi    
KANNUR: CPM Politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan has said Sreenarayaneeyas (Ezhavas) should block the move made by SNDP yogam general secretary Vellapally Natesan to take SNDP yogam to the RSS camp using BDJS he had formed. He made this statement during his Kannur election campaign on Thursday.

         Kerala government to extend Rs 4 lakh in aid for heatwave victims: Adoor Prakash    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala government will provide Rs four lakh in assistance to families of those who died due to extreme weather conditions and has decided to write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare the state as “drought affected”, Revenue Minister Adoor Prakash said today.

         Rain within five days, predicts Met dept    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: India Met department has predicted that there would be rain in Kerala within five days, which would bring respite to people reeling under scorching summer. A depression formed over Maldives Island has brought in the prospects for rain, it has said. When it rains, there will be a 2 degree dip in the present temperature.

         13 yr old severely beaten; Plaint against Madrasa teacher    
VALANCHERRY: A 13-year-old boy who was allegedly beaten up by his Madrasa teacher has been admitted to hospital. It was Kanjippura Chottoor Vadakkethil Kunjeedu Haji’s son Muhammed Anas (13) who was beaten by Cherppulassery native Shaukkath Aslami, the main teacher of the Madrassa. He allegedly beat the boy when he came to the intuition on Wednesday morning.

         Man sets fire inside Village office, locks up officials    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: An anonymous man, wearing helmet, today barged into Vellarada village office along Tamil Nadu border, locked up the officers after setting fire inside the office. Five officers including the Village officer were injured in the incident. The injured have been admitted to hospital and the condition of one person is reported to be serious. Office files, computer, furniture and other records were destroyed in the fire. The incident happened Thursday morning at around 11:30, sendi

         Red alert sounded in Kerala over possible hooch tragedy    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: There are warnings of a possible hooch tragedy in Kerala in the wake of Assembly election. A red alert has been sounded in the State following Intelligence reports. To prevent liquor tragedy, checks will be conducted jointly by police and excise departments.

         If drugs are not restricted, Kerala will become madhouse: Kummanam    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: BJP State president Kummanam Rajasekharan has said if the flow of narcotic drugs is not prevented, Kerala will become a madhouse. “Kerala has become a market for drugs, which has resulted in an increase in mental illness and depression. This mental state leads to attacks and killing. For instance, take the coldblooded murder of a 10-yr-old at Ernakulam Pullepadi. Kerala had received that news with a great shock,” he said in a statement.

         Authoritarian rule if LDF voted to power, says Chennithala    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: If the LDF is voted to power, authoritarian rule will be repeated, said Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala. The party believes in political violence.

         Temperatures set to soar again: Met dept    
THIRUVANANHAPURAM: India Meteorological department has forewarned that summer heat will increase again in the State in the coming days. In the coming two days, there will be high insensitive heat waves and the temperature will remain high. In isolated places, there will be unbearable heat.

         CPM tactic is to lure anti-BJP votes, says Chandy    
KOCHI: The tactic of the CPM is to lure anti-BJP votes, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. The CPM had worked with Jana Sangh, old form of the BJP, in the 1977 polls. The two parties jointly voted to power the V P Singh Government.

         A biopic of Oommen Chandy !    
KOTTAYAM: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy’s life story will become a movie soon. The biopic will be directed by Simon Parakkal under the banner Sun Pictures. The film’s title is also Oommen Chandy.

         Congress rebel against K C Joseph in Irikkur    
ALAKODE: The rebel faction of the congress Wednesday announced a candidate against Minister K C Joseph contesting in Irikkur for the eighth time. Advocate Binoy Thomas, district coordinator of Janashree Mission and constituency president of Karshaka Congress, is the rebel candidate.

         Central-State govts follow same anti-people policy: VS    
KOOTHATTUKULAM: Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan has alleged that the Central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the State government headed by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy have the same anti-people policy. He was speaking at a public meeting at Koothattukulam while campaigning for Piravam constituency LDF candidate M J Jacob. VS had gone to the meeting venue, armed with a copy of the letter written to the Centre by Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala against the State governme

         Chandy reiterates to sue VS    
KOCHI: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy reiterated that he would take legal steps against opposition leader V S Achuthanandan for spreading blatant lies against him and other ministers.

         Kerala registers 96.59% pass in SSLC exams    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A pass percentage of 96.59 was registered in the state in the SSLC examination, the results of which were declared on Wednesday. The pass percentage last year was 98.57. However, the pass percentage is roughly two per cent lower than last year's.

         VS ready to face CM's legal action, if any    
THRISSUR: Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan said on Tuesday that if Chief Minister Oommen Chandy went ahead with legal action against him, he would face it. He was speaking during the election convention at Thrissur Thekke Gopura Nada on Tuesday. “Chandy is getting ready to file case against me for speaking against corruption. Let him file as many cases as he wants. Many VIPs have fought cases against me and failed. Saritha is also saying many things about him,” Achuthanandan said and t

         Chennithala alleges secret CPM-BJP alliance in Alappuzha    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala has alleged that CPM and the BJP have been making secret moves to defeat the UDF in the Assembly election. This ‘unholy relationship’ came to light in Alappuzha.

         Scarcity of drinking water: CM calls meeting    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has called a meeting at 9 on Thursday morning to evaluate the issues created by shortage of drinking water in Kerala. The chief minister will chair the meeting at the Conference hall. Finance, Revenue and Water resources ministers, chief secretary, Additional chief secretaries, Water resources chief engineer, water authority MD and other officials concerned have been asked to take part in the meeting.

         SC extends till Sept 30 stay of marine Latorre in Italy    
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today extended the stay of marine Massimiliano Latorre, who along with his colleague Salvatore Girone is accused of killing two fishermen off Kerala coast in 2012, in Italy till September 30. The court was informed by the Centre that international arbitration proceedings in the matter would be completed by December 2018.

         Jayarajan’s statement is challenge to peace, says Sudheeran    
KOCHI: The statement of CPM state panel member M V Jayarajn is a challenge to peace, said KPCC chief V M Sudheeran. A criminal case should have been registered against it.

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