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       HEADLINES: Keltron founding chairman K P P Nambiar passes away                                              Sabarinathan sworn in as MLA                                              LDF stages walkout over alleged attack on media                                              2800 litres of spirit seized                                              Text books: HC asks govt to file affidavit                                              Photo of minister touching doctor’s collar goes viral                                              Landslides in Bengal hills kill 28                                              No compromise in rape case over wedlock: SC                                              Lokayukta SP files FIR against Justice Bhaskar Rao's son                                              60 killed as suicide bombers attack army checkpoints in Egypt                                              Lakhvi exempted from in-person appearance in 26/11 attack case                                              Video shows Syria rebel group executing 18 IS fighters                                              Smooth start for Federer, Nadal                                              India thrashed 0-7, out of Olympic race                                              Indian eves lose second ODI against New Zealand                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         Will Onam exam too be messed up ?    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Despite the controversy over delay in the printing of school text books, the government has postponed the Onam examinations for schoolchildren. As per the decision, the exams will start on September 9.

         Aruvikkara campaign was botched: CPM central leadership    
NEW DELHI: CPM Central leadership in its evaluation of the Aruvikkara poll outcome has noted that the party’s campaign had failed to take off.

         No evidence against T O Sooraj in land fraud case    
KOCHI: Evidence proving the role of land revenue former commissioner T O Sooraj in the Kalamassery and grab case has not been obtained in the polygraph test conducted. He was asked 12 questions in the examination conducted at the forensic lab in Chennai.When asked many questions including whether he knew Salim Raj, he said ‘no’.

         India's next weapon against climate change? This dwarf cow    
NEW DELHI: Worsening heat, fodder shortages and the threat of drought are forcing many hard-hit dairy farmers in the Anantapur area of southern Kerala to reduce their herds, experts say.

         I was also made weapon for campaign: Saritha    
KOZHIKODE: Solar scam case accused Saritha S Nair has said that during the campaign days ahead of the Aruvikkara by-election, several persons made her a weapon for their campaign. “Some described me as a fraudster,” Saritha said while she came to appear for a case in a Kozhikode court on Tuesday.

         Gold smuggling: 23 SIs transferred    
KOCHI: In the wake increasing incidents of gold smuggling via Nedumbassery airport, 23 SIs under the Immigration department have been shunted out. It was only recently that two SIs were arrested in connection with the smuggling incidents centred on the airport. The transfer of the SIs follows this arrest.

         UDF’s win in Aruvikkara is isolated, says Kodiyeri    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The win of the UDF in the Aruvikkara bypolls is an isolated one, said CPI (M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan. Inaugurating a function organized by the SFI in the capital city, he said this is only a temporary win obtained by garnering sympathy votes.

         Attack on Ganesh Kumar's house: CPM supports hartal    
PATHANAPURAM: The hartal called by Kerala Congress (B) in protest against the attack on the house of K B Ganesh Kumar at Pathanapuram has started. The UDF activists while celebrating the win of K S Sabarinathan attacked the MLA’s house.

         Rectifications needed in LDF: CPI    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The CPI has come out with certain suggestions for rectifications in the LDF’s way of functioning, following the humiliating defeat of the Front in the Aruvikkara by-election. CPI leader C Divakaran has said that the LDF’s method of agitations and style of functioning should change.

         Man killed in accident    
KOLLAM: A man was killed on the spot after a speeding mini lorry struck his scooter on the national highway at Mailakkad. He has been identified as Suresh (45), a native of Amaravila and a painting employee.

         Text books: HC asks govt to file affidavit    
KOCHI: The Kerala High Court expressed dissatisfaction on the delay in the printing of text books. The single bench said the delay in the printing cannot be justified. The court was considering the plea in connection with the delay in printing.

         2800 litres of spirit seized    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In an early morning raid, the excise team seized 2,800 litres of spirit from a lorry carrying fish. The team arrested the lorry driver Rajesh, native of Pathanamthitta, Rajendran of Parassala and native of Pathanamthitta Solomon.

         LDF stages walkout over alleged attack on media    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The opposition LDF in Kerala staged a walkout from the Assembly in protest against alleged attack on the media and house of an MLA by UDF workers even as Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala denied the incident.

         Sabarinathan sworn in as MLA    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The newly elected MLA from Aruvikkara K S Sabarinathan was Wednesday sworn in as member of the Kerala Assembly. Speaker N Sakthan administered the oath of office to Sabarinathan this morning at 9.30 am. Sabarinathan’s mother M T Sulekha, brother Anandapadmanabhan and other relatives were present at the visitors’ gallery.

         Keltron founding chairman K P P Nambiar passes away    
BENGALURU: K P P Nambiar, founding Chairman of Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (Keltron), a public sector electronics company in Kerala, died here Tuesday night due to age-related illnesses, family sources said.

         Film director Thevalakkara Chellappan passes away    
SHASTHAMKOTTA: Film director Thevalakkara Chellappan (68) died on Monday. The end came at 6:45 pm in a private hospital at Shasthamkotta. He had been under treatment for kidney-related ailment for the past eight years. He was living in a rented house in Shasthamkotta. The cremation ceremony took place at Bharanikkavu on Tuesday 5 pm.

         Despite defeat in bypoll, BJP smiles in Kerala    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Veteran BJP leader O. Rajagopal finished third in Aruvikara constituency in Kerala on Tuesday but the party's vote share saw a significant five-fold increase from 2011.

         Sabarinathan’s swearing-in ceremony today    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: UDF candidate K S Sabarinathan who has won the Aruvikkara by-election will take oath as MLA on Wednesday. The swearing-in ceremony will take place at 9:30 morning in the Assembly house.

         Victory achieved by splashing out corrupt money: VS    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan has described the UDF’s Aruvikkara win as the one achieved through “splashing out crores of money they had amassed through corruption”. Along with this, they also mollified the minority community to get their votes.

         This is not political defeat: M Vijayakumar    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: LDF candidate M Vijayakumar has said that the defeat faced by the LDF in Aruvikkara by-election is not a political defeat. He told the media persons on Tuesday that the party would make an in-depth study of the reason for the defeat and move in the forward direction.

         Chandy exploited people’s ignorance: PC    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: PC George MLA has alleged that using money power, the UDF had converted the people’s ignorance into vote bank. Two per cent of the voters came to know about G Karthikeyan’s demise only when they came to the polling booths.

         Preference for UDF in panchayats    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The LDF could get lead only in Aruvikkara Pachayat of the Aruvikkara constituency. In the remaining seven panchayats, Sabarinathan had taken the lead.

         Don’t write off CPM in the light of Aruvikkara poll result: Kodiyeri    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: CPM State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has said that the victory of the UDF in Aruvikkara was the one achieved through the misuse of official power and frittering away of public money. “Different kinds of undercurrents were created among the people. Sentiments were created based on caste and creed. This is a dangerous phenomenon,” he said.

         Aruvikkara victory a hint at continuation of governance: Oommen Chandy    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said the UDF had a sparkling victory in Aruvikkara and it hinted at the UDF’s continuation of governance in Kerala. With this, the people have entrusted the government with a great responsibility.

         This is beginning of CPM’s political vanavasa: Antony    
NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader A K Antony has said that the Aruvikkara poll result marks the beginning of CPM’s political vanavasa (forest stay). “The CPM has not tried to learn lessons from defeats. They will not be able salvage their party from disintegration though they try to change their style of functioning,” Antony said at a press conference here on Tuesday.

         We accept people's sentiments: Pinarayi    
KOCHI: CPM Politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan has said that the party accepts LDF's defeat in the Aruvikkara by-election. But he said that the campaign carried out by the UDF in Aruvikkara splashing money in a well-planned manner has given result. The poll victory is the result of election work done by the UDF flouting rules and laws.

         People's victory: Sabarinathan    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Feeling delighted over the Aruvikkara by-election result, UDF candidate Sabarinathan said that he could win by a good majority only because of the united efforts and hard work of the UDF members.

         Aruvikkara by-polls: Sabarinathan wins by 10128 votes    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Negating Opposition's claim of anti-government sentiments prevailing in the State, UDF made a decisive victory in Aruvikkara by-election as the counting of votes ended at around 10:30 am on Tuesday. K S Sabarinathan of the UDF won by a lead of 10128 votes. M Vijayakumar of the LDF came second and BJP's O Rajagopal reached the third place. Sabari won 56448 votes while Vijayakumar won 46320 votes and Rajagopal 34145 votes. It is for the first time in the history of Keral

         Kuwait medical test again for Rs 3600    
KOCHI: The Kuwait government has reined in the Khadamat Integrated Solutions Pvt Ltd, the private company that has been 'looting' job-seekers in Kuwait by charging them Rs 24,000 in the name of medical tests.

         Expert panel to study reason for rise in cancer cases soon    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Health Minister V S Sivakumar has said that an expert committee will be appointed to study the reason for the rise in cancer cases in Kerala.

Is it high time that CPM changed its functioning style in the wake of poll defeat?
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