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       HEADLINES: Muslim Cleric issues fatwa against Islamic State                                              Two Keralites killed in Tamil Nadu                                              Making Sathasivam governor not acceptable, says Sudheeran                                              Suresh Gopi slams liquor policy                                              Modi visits ancient Toji temple in Kyoto with Shinzo Abe                                              SC seeks state’s stand in child trafficking case                                              Economy turning around, inflation moderating: Jaitley                                              Eight killed, 100 injured in Pak police clashes                                              Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, says housing group                                              Sindhu settles for second bronze in World Championship                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         Suresh Gopi slams liquor policy    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Actor Suresh Gopi Sunday slammed the liquor policy. If government’s aim is to ban liquor, then what for the beverages outlets, he asked. Why the bars were permitted to open till September 12, he asked.

         Making Sathasivam governor not acceptable, says Sudheeran    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Making former Supreme Court Chief Justice P Sathasivam the governor of Kerala, cannot be accepted, said KPCC chief V M Sudheeran. He asked each and every one to examine whether it is appropriate to make former CJI’s governors.

         Two Keralites killed in Tamil Nadu    
CHENNAI: Two Keralites were killed in an accident in Tamil Nadu. They have been identified as Thomson and Jibson, natives of Kannur. The accident happened when the car in which they were travelling in collided with a lorry at Dharmapuri.

         Muslim Cleric issues fatwa against Islamic State    
KOZHIKODE: A noted Muslim cleric in Kerala Saturday issued a fatwa asking his community members to boycott the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and other terrorist organisations.

         Chandy returns without meeting Sonia    
NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who reached Delhi to meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice-president Rahul Gandhi, had to return without meeting them. Though Chandy had asked for appointment with the leaders to discuss issues including the bar issue, he was not given the time for the meeting.

         Restrictions on govt employees over joining organisations    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State government has issued an order, specifying the amendments it has brought into the services rules of govt employees. The employees have been restricted from joining religious and community organisations. On the other hand, they can take memberships in Trusts and charity organisations. The employees will have to resign membership or posts in organisations as and when demanded by the government.

         Stay on govt order making front and back doors compulsory in pvt buses    
KOCHI: State Transport department’s order making front and back (closed) doors compulsory has been stayed. The order was stayed by State Transport Appellate Authority, in response to a petition filed by private bus owners against making the doors mandatory.

         Ramachandran master sticks to his allegations    
THRUVANANTHAPURAM: Expelled Congress leader K K Ramachandran who had made serious allegations against Congress leaders in the Titanium case has said that he stand firmly by his statements.

         If everyone starts resigning because of case, nobody will be left in Cabinet: Kunhalikutty    
MALAPPURAM: If ministers start resigning when a case is filed against them, nobody will be left in the cabinet, Industries minister P K Kunhalilkutty has said. He said the demand for the resignation of ministers was not the right thing.

         Titanium case: The Vigilance to seek legal opinion    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Vigilance and Anti-Corruption bureau would file case against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala and Public Works Minister V K Ebrahim Kunju only after taking legal opinion from experts.

         Hospital employee dies in bus accident    
KOVALAM: A hospital employee died today after she was run over by a KSRTC bus. The deceased, Leela, 54, from Thennoor Konam, Vizhinjam was crossing the road when the mishap occurred.

         Thrissur Archdiocese has come out against Vellapally    
THRISSUR: Thrissur Archdiocese mouthpiece ‘Catholica Sabha’ has come out with criticism against SNDP Yogam General Secretary Vellapally Natesan for his statement that if the liquor is banned, wine served in churches should also be banned.

         Met dept forecast heavy rains till September 1    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Met department has predicted possibility of heavy rains till September 1. The State is likely to receive 7 to 13 cm rains. Following the forecast, the government has asked District Collectors to be extra-cautious.

         Babu Sebastian, M G Vice-chancellor    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Congress (M) nominee Babu Sebastian has been appointed as Mahatma Gandhi Vice-chancellor. The government today issued an order in this regard. Governor Sheila Dixshit had signed the appointment order before putting in her papers.

         CBI backs out from Kozhikode ice-cream parlour case    
NEW DELHI: The CBI has informed the Supreme Court that it won’t be able to take up the Kozhikode ice-cream parlour case. In an affidavit submitted in the apex court, it said that since the case didn’t have inter-state links, a CBI inquiry was not necessary and the court could take a decision on future course of action

         Rajeev Nath, Chalachithra academy chairman    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: National Film director Rajeev Nath has been appointed as the chairman of Kerala Chalachithra Academy while Joshy Mathew has been selected for the post of Academy vice-chairman.

         Two hotels closed    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a raid conducted by Health department in Thiruvananthapuram, the officials found the interiors of two hotels being maintained in poor hygiene. Following this, the officials downed their shutters.

         Chandy meets Thanckachan    
ERNAKULAM: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today held talks with UDF convenor P P Thanckachan. The meeting took place at Aluva guest house in the morning. Chandy said he would divulge details of the talk to the media later.

         Two boys drown in Walayar dam    
PALAKKAD: Two boys drowned in Walayar dam, where they had gone to take bath. The deceased have been identified as Vineeth and Aashiq. They hailed from Coimbatore and they were among the team who were touring Kerala.

         Waving black flag at Chennithala: DYFI activist arrested    
KANNUR: A DYFI activist, who waved black flag at Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala when he reached Padiottuchalil Peringom, Kannur) has been arrested. In total, the police arrested ten persons in this connection.

         No evidence against CM: Aryadan    
KOCHI: Minister Aryadan Muhammed has said that there is no evidence against the chief minister in Titanium graft case. It was a case that was closed after the police investigation was complete.

         I have no role in Titanium case: Chennithala    
KANNUR: Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala has reiterated that he has no role in the Titatinium corruption case. “I was not the KPCC president while the cabinet took the decision on Titanium plant. The court has blamed me for matters I have no clue about. But I respect the verdict and will face any probe,” said Chennithala.

         Drug addict son beats mother to death    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A boy who is allegedly a drug addict beat his mother, who was a fisherwoman, to death. The dead has been identified as Poonthura Pallivilakam Lilly (60). The incident happened on Tuesday.

         Yuva Morcha stages protest in front of Bevco outlets    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Yuva Morcha activists, today, staged protests in front of State Beverages Corporation outlets in the State, demanding total liquor ban.

         Prosecution’s nod not needed to register case against CM: Court    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Vigilance Court has said that Prosecution’s permission was not required to register case against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

         Ready for any probe in Titanium case: CM    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Monday that he was ready for any probe related to the Titanium case. The chief minister explained that he had to play a major role in protecting the Tranvancore Titanium factory and its workers as he wanted to help them.

         Child marriage on rise in Kerala: UNICEF    
KOLKATA: Notwithstanding a better gender balance in the southern part of the country, child marriage has been found to be on the rise in Kerala in recent years, according to UNICEF.

         CBI arrests Venjaramoodu CI    
THIRUVANANTAPURAM: CBI on Thursday arrested Venjaramoodu CI Vijayan for allegedly destroying documents related the murder case of ASI Babu kumar.

         CI suspended for torturing student    
KOLLAM: Kottayam CI Anil Kumar, who had bashed up 14-yr-old student on Wednesday, has been suspended and DGP has given instructions for departmental inquiry against him. The victim is one Sanoop, son of a fisherman from Kundara and he has been admitted to Kundara Kanjiracode hospital. He is a ninth standard student.

         Plus Two: HC to give order on Monday    
KOCHI: Kerala High Court will give its verdict on the case related to the allocation of new Plus Two courses on Monday The case relates to the appeal filed by the government against the court order that stayed allocation of additional Plus Two batches. The hearing in the case was completed on Thursday and the division bench which heard the arguments postponed the case to Monday for pronouncing the verdict.

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