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         15 youths sexually abuse 16-year-old in Ochira    
OCHIRA: A 16-year-old Ochira girl was allegedly sexually exploited by 15 youths. Police said on Friday that it was his lover Alumpeedika Pattasserimukku native Manu (20) who had sexually exploited her, shot video and used it to blackmail her. He reportedly presented the girl to his 15 friends.

         Woman ends life near husband's funeral pyre    
PANGODE: A woman was found hanging dead near the funeral pyre of her husband, who had died of severe fever. The dead has been identified as Pangodu Uliyancode Nalu centu colony native Biju (40)’s wife Chinnu (29). The incident happened on Friday morning. Chinnu, who was sleeping with her cousins went out, saying she was going to bathroom. But, as she didn’t return even after a long time, her relatives started the search for her.

         CPM State Secretariat raps govt, ministers    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government and ministers faced flak on Friday from CPM State Secretariat. The secretariat observed that several ministers were not raising to the occasion and may promises in the election manifesto were still pending. Police was also criticised for increasing crimes rate and instances of assault on women. It was alleged that several police officers were unaware of the change in administration and there had been attempts to sully the image of the government.

         Kerala University Youth festival: Signature video released    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: KSRTC M D M G Rajamanikyam has released the signature video of upcoming Kerala varsity youth-festival. In the function held at University College Philosophy department, State award winning singer Sooraj Santhosh was the chief guest. The signature video was made by Thiruvananthapuram Press Club Students. University Union Chairperson Aashitha presided over the function.

         Yoga is above caste, religion: Pinarayi    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said steps are required to encourage yoga. He said this in his inaugural speech after inaugurating first Federation Cup Yoga National championship yoga national championship at Jimmi George Indore stadium here.

         Vatican approves beatification of Keralite Nun ???    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Vatican has cleared the name of Keralite Nun Rani Maria, who died of 54 stab wounds 22 years ago in Indore, in Madhya Pradesh, for beatification. Catholic Church sources in Kerala said, Pope Francis has given his approval for the beatification and authorised the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the decree of the martyrdom of Servant of God, Rani Maria, who was killed in hatred of the faith on Feb 25, 1995.

         Four die in Thakkala road accident    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Four women died on Friday at Thakkala near Kanyakumari in a major road accident. Fifteen others were injured. The dead have been identified as Sivaranjini, Deepa, Manju and Sangeetha. The accident occurred when a lorry collided with a van in which the above persons were travelling.

         Yechury admits lapses on police side, affirms situation will improve    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury stated that there has been lapses on the part of police and further reiterated that the government wouldn’t shy away from admitting its mistakes, if there have been any.

         Munnar is heading towards destruction, says revenue commissioner    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The land revenue commissioner has submitted a report stating that Munnar is heading towards extreme environmental destruction.

         Govt. dubs Naxal Varghese deadly criminal    
KOCHI: The state government has stated in the HC that Naxal Varghese who was killed in an encounter with the police was a dangerous and deadly criminal who was involved in many murders and dacoities. This was in response to the petition seeking compensation for his death by Varghese’s relatives, who claims that the encounter was a fake one.

         Krishnadas’ bail must be cancelled: Jishnu’s mother    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Mahija, mother of Jishnu Prannoy, who was found dead under suspicious circumstances at Nehru College, has submitted a petition in the SC requesting to cancel the anticipatory bail granted by the Kerala HC to the Nehru Group chairman P Krishnadas.

         Three held for Madrasa teacher’s murder    
Kasargode: Three culprits have been arrested by the police in connection with the murder of a madrasa teacher in Pazhaya Choori in Kasargode district. Muhammad Riaz Maulavi (30), a native of Kodagu and a teacher at the Juma Masjid at Pazhaya Choori, was found dead in his room on March 20.

         Sialoendoscopy or Endoscopy of the Salivary Gland    
The Laryngology division of the ENT department of KIMS Hospital, Trivandrum has introduced a new form of treatment called ' sialoendoscopy'. Sialoendoscopy is the endoscopy of the salivary gland, and it is done only at a few centres in South India.

         16-yr-old giving birth: 12-yr-old is father, says DNA test report    
KOCHI: In the incident in which a 16-year-old girl gave birth to a baby in a toilet of a private hospital in Kakkanad, the investigation has taken a shocking turn. The DNA test revealed that the father of the child is her relative, a 12-year-old boy. According to reports, he would be the youngest father in India. In the incident, the police have registered a case against the boy under POSCO act. Meanwhile, the police are puzzled about the future of the case since the boy is a minor.

         Bar-toddy shop licence period extended to three more months    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Cabinet meeting today has decided to extend the licence period of bar-toddy shops to three months from April 1 since the new liquor policy is yet to be announced. Other licences issued as per Abkari policy will also be renewed for a period of three months from April 1, after charging licence fees and abiding by existing norms. In the State, 31 hotels with five star status have licences. Rs 23 lakh is the renewal fees and proportionate three months’ fee will be cha

         Senkumar was removed as DGP to safeguard credibility: Govt    
NEW DELHI: The State government has told the Supreme Court that T P Senkumar had been removed as DGP, Law and Order and replaced with another officer in order to safeguard the credibility of the police force. In its affidavit, the government said that there was no political reason behind his removal. Senkumar had approached the Supreme Court after the petition against his removal was rejected by Central Administrative Tribunal and Kerala high court. “It is at the discretion of the govern

         Attack on Vytila liquor shop: Action sought against miscreants    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Consumerfed chairman Mehaboob and Managing Director Dr Ramanunny, at a press conference here on Thursday, sought impartial inquiry into the attack on Vytila liquor shop and its employees. They also called for immediate action against the attackers.

         Police horse dies in mysterious circumstances    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A horse belonging to City Police’ mounted police battalion died recently. The police tried to hush up the death. The dead horse has been identified as Appoose and it reportedly died two weeks ago. The horse was healthy and hence, the sudden death has thrown suspicion on the way the animals are treated in the unit located at Thycaud. There are allegations of mystery behind its death. Though the carcass of the horse has been subjected to post-mortem, the report is yet be o

         Toms College affiliation to be renewed    
KOTTAYAM: All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has decided to renew the affiliation of Kottayam Mattakara Toms College. The above decision was taken after AICTE committee made a visit to college. Along with this, it also approved the step taken by the management to transfer students to other colleges.

         Remission list: Chennithala to meet Governor    
THIRUVANNATHAPURAM: Leaders in the Opposition have come out with strong criticism against the government’s decision to give remission of sentence to criminals including hardcore criminals, who are currently lodged in jail. Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala has said the government’s decision to let off TP murder case convicts is highly condemnable. “We strongly express our protest… we’ll meet the governor and convince him of the consequences of the government decision,” Chennith

         Endosulfan tragedy victims to get Rs. 56.76 crores    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The cabinet meeting that convened on Thursday has unanimously agreed to grant Rs. 56.76 cores to the Endosulfan victims as the third instalment.

         Lakkidi Case: Krishnadas gets bail, HC criticises police    
KOCHI: The prime accused of the Lakkidi law college student assault case P Krishnadas has been granted bail by the Kerala HC. He was granted bail on a personal bond of Rs. 1 lakh. While granting the bail, the HC bench strongly criticised the investigating officers.

         Lakkidi Case: ASI gets suspension    
THRISSUR: Pazhayanoor police station ASI Gnanasekharan has been suspended for preparing FIR in favour of the Nehru Group chairman P Krishnadas, who was arrested in connection with the case of the torturing and threatening for life of a student of the Ottapalam Lakkidi Nehru Academy of Law. Thrissur range IG has ordered an investigation against Gnanasekharan, which will be headed by the Chalakkudi DYSP.

         Remission of sentence list includes 11 accused of T P murder case    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The list of convicts prepared by the state government for the remission of sentence on the occasion of the Kerala Piravi – 60th anniversary, includes 11 of the accused in the murder of RMP leader T P Chandrasekharan.

         Son of Kundara sexual offense case accused Victor Daniel arrested    
KOTTARAKARA: Shibu (35), resident of Shibu Nivas, Nanthirikkal, Kundara, has been taken into police custody in connection with the death of a 14-year old boy named Saju in Nanthirikkal in 2010. Co-incidentally, Shibu is the son of Victor Daniel who was arrested the other day for sexually assaulting his granddaughter, who eventually committed suicide in January, 2017.

         Husband surrenders after lynching wife    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A heavily drunk man beat her wife to death using an iron rod and surrendered before the police on Wednesday. The victim has been identified as Joly (34), a resident of Muttathara Ponnara Rose Lane The husband, Shaji, later surrendered at the Fort police station. The incident happened at around 8 pm. Joly who returned home from household job on the day picked up a quarrel with his husband.

         Again, Raju Narayana Swamy is first    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: From his SSLC exam onwards, IAS Officer Raju Narayana Swamy’s name has been synonymous with the first rank. Again he is in the first place. In the fourth bi-diversity Congress held in Puthussery, Raju secured the award for the best research thesis. The thesis was on how to overhaul Access and Benefit Sharing rules of the Nagoya Protocol. Swamy came first among 800 scientists from 29 states and seven Central-ruled regions. 500 theses were presented at the seminar. Raj

         Senior Officers given responsibility of districts    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala government has issued an order giving the responsibility of development works of districts to senior IAS officers, besides ministers. At least once in a month, they should visit the districts under their charge and take stock of development activities. The move is to make governance more effective.

         KPCC will have a new chief soon: Chennithala    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala has said selection of new KPCC chief will happen soon after Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi returns home from abroad. The delay is happening since Soniaji is abroad for treatment. When asked about Oommen Chandy’s stand on taking over as KPCC chief, Chennithala said, Chandy was sticking to earlier stand of not taking up the role though he had discussed the matter with him twice. “It is the high command who has to decide on the new KPCC c

         Minister Balan’s office allegedly calls Kummanam terrorist    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: It is alleged that the office of minister Balan has said that the minister is unwilling to share a stage with BJP state president Kummanam Rajashekharan because the latter is believed to be a terrorist.

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