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       HEADLINES: Nepotism: Kerala High Court pulls up minister Shailaja                                              HC postpones hearing on Dileep’s bail-plea to Tuesday                                              Property confiscating case: Adv. Shailaja and husband surrender                                              Thomas Chandy hides property details in affidavit to EC                                              Actress says she’s saddened and frustrated at P C George’s comments                                              Maneka Gandhi seeks Sushma Swaraj's intervention to rescue minor married to Omani sheikh                                              Threat call to kill Adityanath: UP ATS takes over probe                                              SC asks Karti Chidambaram to appear before CBI on Aug 23                                              HC seeks UP govt's response on Gorakhpur deaths                                              Barcelona terror attack: local media says at least 13 dead                                              Japan backs India on Doklam issue                                              Samurai sword attack at Taipei's Presidential Office                                              India beat Austria 4-3 to end Europe tour on a high                                              Mirza advances, Paes crashes out of Cincinnati Masters                                              ICC U-19 World Cup: Windies to take on Kiwis in opener                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         Chitharal Hills: A lesser known history from the pages of Travancore    
I and my friend were on our bike-ride back from Kanyakumari when we decided to stop by at my friend’s house at Suchindram. It was not in our plan to visit him but we stopped by his ancestral home because the nostalgia bug bit me at the right time.

         Case against Idukki youth for spreading ‘Blue Whale’ game    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The police have filed a case against the youth from Murikkassery, Idukki district, who shared the dreaded ‘Blue Whale’ game through Facebook, under charges stipulated by the IT department.

         CPM branch secretary who tried to molest housewife booked    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The police have arrested former DYFI regional leader and CPM’s Vizhinjam branch secretary Sameer based on a complaint lodged by a housewife that he had molested her.

         Engine detaches from running train in Thiruvananthapuram    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Engine of the Chennai Mail detached from the other bogies at the Thiruvananthapuram Kochuveli railway station. The engine of the train that started from the Thiruvananthapuram Central station dislocated soon after it crossed the Kochuveli station.

         Comrade Thomas Chandy is not Jayarajan or Saseendran: Advocate Jayashankar    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Advocate Jayashankar has come out with sarcastic comments over the construction of road to Minister Thomas Chandy’s resort. Translation of his Facebook post “Asiasnet’s Vinu and Mathrubhumi Channel’s Venu will say several things. People like V T Balram will repeat it. Dear comrades, nobody should believe it.

         Contractors who don’t complete work will be blacklisted: PWD minister    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: PWD minister G Sudhakaran has informed the Assembly that henceforth those who secure contracts from the PWD and later don’t commence the work claiming that it’s not profitable would be blacklisted.

         Chandy’s revenge: Young leader who demanded Chandy’s resignation ousted    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: NCP youth wing state president Mujeeb Rehman who demanded the resignation of Thomas Chandy, following allegations of land encroachments by the latter, has been ousted from the party.

         New complaint against Chandrabose murder accused Mohammed Nisham    
THRISSUR: New complaint against Mohammed Nisham who is serving sentence in jail in connection with the case of killing his security guard Chandrabose by ramming down with his luxuary car.

         Body doubling case: Lal Jr., Sreenath Bhasi and others granted anticipatory bail    
ERNAKULAM: The Ernakulam Principal Session’s Court has granted anticipatory bail to four including director Jean Paul Lal and actor Sreenath Bhasi, who are facing probe on the complaint by a young actress that her body double was used without her permission during the shoot of the movie ‘Honey Bee 2’.

         Murugan’s death: Substitute ventilators were available at T’puram Medical College    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The report submitted by the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College superintendent and principal in connection with the incident of the death of Tamil Nadu native Murugan who got injured in a motor vehicle accident is out.

         ‘Blue Whale’ game still at large in Kerala    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Reports say that the number of youth playing the deadly Blue Whale Challenge game in Kerala is in the rise even while the police is arguing that the presence of the game in the state is not yet confirmed.

         Pulsar Suni to be shifted to Viyyur Central Prison on Friday    
KOCHI: Pulsar Suni, the prime accused in the actress attack case, will be shifted to the Viyyur Central Prison on Friday, following a request by Suni himself for the same.

         P V Anwar’s park: Revenue minister sought report from collector    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Revenue minister E Chandrasekharan has asked the Kozhikode district collector to investigate the functioning of the water theme park in Kakkadampoyil, and submit a report within one week as to whether there is any discrepancy in the functioning of the park.

         Student meets with death after being hit by car driven by college mates    
VARKALA: In a fateful accident, a student of Chavarkode CHMM College lost her life after being hit by a car driven by a student of the same college on their fresher’s day.

         Murugan’s death: Health department not cooperating    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The investigation regarding the death of Tamil Nadu native Murugan after being denied proper treatment by hospitals is getting stalled as the health department is not cooperating with the investigation.

         Actress says she’s saddened and frustrated at P C George’s comments    
ERNAKULAM: The actress who got attacked in Kochi has told the Kerala Vanitha Commission that she’s both saddened and frustrated with the comments made against her by P C George MLA.

         Thomas Chandy hides property details in affidavit to EC    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Amidst allegations that he had built a resort by encroaching into the land of the Punnamada Lake, now there are fresh allegations against transport minister Thomas Chandy that he did not declare his true property value in the affidavit submitted with the election commission.

         Property confiscating case: Adv. Shailaja and husband surrender    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Advocate Shilaja, the prime accused in the case of illegally confiscating the property of former deputy registrar of Thaliparamba cooperative society Puthukulangara Balakrishnan, and her husband have surrendered at the Thaliparamba DySP office following the rejection of their anticipatory bail by the high court.

         HC postpones hearing on Dileep’s bail-plea to Tuesday    
ERNAKULAM: The Kerala High Court has postponed the hearing on the bail-plea of Dileep, who got arrested in connection with the case of conspiracy behind the attack of the actress in Kochi, to Tuesday, following the request for the same by the prosecution.

         Nepotism: Kerala High Court pulls up minister Shailaja    
KOCHI: Kerala High Court on Thursday slammed Health and social Minister K K Shailaja over appointments in the State Child Rights Commission. The allegation was that the extension of last date submitting application for the job was made for the appointment of two members of her choice to the commission.

         Gold tops Rs 30,000 on demand push, silver above Rs 40k    
New Delhi: A strong global trend and intensifying local demand turned out to be a potent mix for gold prices that surged Rs 300 to Rs 30,050 per 10 grams today.

         Kerala CM defends cabinet colleague against opposition allegations    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday strongly defended state Transport Minister Thomas Chandy against accusations of wrongdoing related to a plush resort he owns and backed a Left-supported independent legislator against allegations of large scale violations in a water theme park owned by him.

         Probe allegations against Chandy, Anwar: VS    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Administrative Reforms Commission chairman V S Achuthanandan has urged the government to inquire into the allegations against Transport Minister Thomas Chandy and Nilambur MLA P V Anwar in connection with land encroachment. “The allegation should be investigated and action should be taken, if necessary,” he told media person in reply to a question.

         Administrative Reforms Commission pushes for State Vigilance Commission    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Administrative Reforms Commission has recommended to the government to form a three-member Vigilance Commission on the lines of Central Vigilance Commission. A CBI-modelled Vigilance And Anti-Corruption Bureau should also be formed. The aim of the Vigilance commission will be to ensure harsh punishment for the corrupt, whoever it be, and save the innocent from being harassed under the law. Those who misuse the service of the police and court by forging complaints will be

         Speaker criticised me with political mind: P C George    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: P C Gorge MLA has said that Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan’s criticism against him for his remarks on the attacked actress came from his political mind. “The allegation that I humiliated the actress is against the truth. When Minister M M Mani made vulgar comments against Pembillai Orumai members, the issue was discussed for a number of days. Similarly the person who is in jail now for attacking the actress in Kochi and another person who attacked another actress in 2011

         Court asks police to shift Pulsar Suni to Viyyur jail.    
KOCHI: The court has asked the police to shift actress attack case accused Pulsar Suni to Viyyur jail. Suni had told the court that some inmates in the jail were harassing him. Following this, the court gave the order to shift him, when he was produced in the Angamaly court on Thursday.

         Attempt for consensus over Athirapilly hydroelectric project: CM    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said in the Assembly that the government has been trying to reach a consensus over the implementation of Athirappilly project. He said the Central Water Commission had favoured the hydroelectric project.

         Actress attack case: Remya Nambeesan's statement recorded    
KOCHI: In the actress assault case, the statement of actress Remya Nambeesan was recorded on Thursday. She was questioned at Aluva Police Club by a team led by ADGP B Sandhya. She was questioned from 10 in the morning till 12: 30 noon. Remya is a close friend of the actress.

         Hospital bystanders are on the run as blood banks go dry    
This is a common sight in government hospitals unlike posh private hospitals, where any number of blood units are provided on demand, provided you tolerate the prohibitive treatment costs. The situation is worse at the time of epidemics and fast spreading viral fevers like dengue. It really embarrasses bystanders when they are asked to find a blood donor for the patient. According to sources, government hospitals like Medical College Hospital (MCH) lack infrastructure, manpower and transportati

         If encroachment proved, I'm ready to resign my MLA post, says Thomas Chandy    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Transport Minister Thomas Chandy said that he is ready to resign his MLA post along with the ministerial berth if proved that his resort was constructed after encroaching Punnamada Lake.

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