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  • WHO confirms first three Zika virus cases in India
    New Delhi:The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed three cases of Zika virus, including a pregnant woman, reported from Gujarats Ahmedabad, the first in the country. All the cases are from the Bapunagar area of the city."The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare - Government of India (MoHFW) reported three laboratory-confirmed cases of Zika virus disease in Bapunagar area, Ahmedabad District, Gujarat, State, India," the global health body said in a statement. However, the WHO did not…
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  • Restrictions on cattle slaughter: CM shoots off letter to Modi
    Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday shot off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a mark of protestto the Central governments ban on the sale of cattle for slaughter. In the letter, Pinarayi pointed out that the ban is a violation of the constitution and imposing restrictions on the slaughter of cattle during Ramadan, may be seen as an attack on the minorities. "The notification is a violation of the basic principles of the constitution. The issuing of the no…
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  • VT Balram has lost mental balance, says K Surendran
    Thrissur: BJP leader K Surendran said on Saturday that MLA VT Balram, who criticised Prime Minister Modi vehemently the other day, has lost hismental balance and should be treated at the mental hospital. Pointing out that Balram has used a language not befitting a public activist, Surendran said that the reply to Balram cannot be given in words. Surendran was speaking to mediapersons in Thrissur in the wake of widespread protests against the Centres order to ban the sale of cattle for slaughte…
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  • India rushes aid to Lanka as floods claim 119 lives
    Colombo:India today rushed relief materials and deployed rescue personnel in Sri Lanka as the country faced its worst floods since 2003 that claimed the lives of nearly 120 people and displaced half a million. The Disaster Management Centre issued an urgent evacuation warning for residents living along the Kelani River and within the Divisional Secretariats of Kollonnawa, Kaduwela, Wellampitiya, Kelaniya, Biyagama, Sedawatte, Dompe, Hanwella, Padukka and Avissawella. Nearly half a million peop…
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  • Withdraw restrictions on cattle slaughter: Chennithala
    Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala has shot off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to withdraw the notification banning the sale of cattle for slaughter. "The restrictionson the sale of cattle for slaughter has been introduced without holding discussions with the states. The notification is against the federal system of the country. It will affect the cattle farmers and related industries. The move is part of the attempt to implement beef ban in the countr…
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  • Sindhu Joy weds businessman Santimon Jacob
    Former SFI leader Sindhu Joy got married to media person and businessman Santimon Jacob in a ceremony held at Ernakulam St Mary's Baselica on Saturday. Sindhu Joy, who was the former Student Federation of India (SFI) state president, is now active in social circles spending much less time in political activities. The two befriended each other during their social activities. A native of Adimali, Santimon Jacob is also a preacher and a businessman based in the UK. His first wife Mini passed away…
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  • 'T Branch' files should not be excluded from RTI: DGP
    Thiruvananthapuram: Opposing the exclusion of secret files of T Branch of Kerala Police from the Right to Information Act (RTI), DGP TP Senkumar has issued a circular to provide T Branch files to the public under the RTI Act. In the circular, Senkumar says that the order has to be strictly followed and the DGPs order issued in 2009 hadalso called for the inclusion of the secret documents under the RTI. The circular issued by then DGP Jacob Punnoose saysthat the T Branch files come under the pu…
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  • School learning in Kerala to go digital from standard 1
    Thiruvananthapuram: Learning will go digital in state-run schools in Kerala from first standard itself in the next academic year onwards. The Education Department has announced the holistic intervention of Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-assisted education to its 9279 schools, from classes 1 to 7 in the state. The initiative would be implemented through IT@School Project, a state government initiative to impart IT education in schools, in the academic year starting from June…
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  • Mobile internet services suspended in Kashmir
    Srinagar: Mobile internet services were suspended in Kashmir Valley today as a precautionary measure in the wake of killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat in an encounter with security forces in Tral. Mobile internet services have been snapped across the Valley since the afternoon, officials said. However, BSNL broadband service was functioning normally, they said. The officials said the services were suspended as a precautionary measure to check rumour-mongering followin…
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  • Despite being denied permission, Rahul visits riot-torn Saharanpur
    New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today visited strife-torn Saharanpur, despite district authorities denying him permission to visit the area. Party sources said Rahul left for Shabbirpur village, the centre of the caste-based violence in the district, by road this morning after meeting Congress president Sonia Gandhi. He is being accompanied by AICC general secretary in charge of UP affairs Ghulam Nabi Azad, and UP Congress chief Raj Babbar. "They cannot suppress the voice of…
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  • Not delivering verdict after completion of trial is also corruption: PC George
    Kottayam: MLA PC George said on Saturday that the habit of judges to delaythe pronouncement of verdict even after the completion of trial is also corruption. "I hold the opinion that even courts are not free from corruption. Let me give an example.Several cases are waiting for the pronouncement of verdict after the completion of trial. The judges, who have heard the arguments of both the parties, are delaying the pronouncement of verdict. According to me, this also is corruption,” George said…
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  • 70 kg of ganja seized in Thrissur, four arrested
    Palakkad: Police on Saturday arrested four persons from Kothakkulam beach in Valappad on charges of possession of 70 kilograms of ganja. Rajendran, Pavithran, Shaiju and Laiji were arrested when they were trying to smuggle the ganja in two vehicles.
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  • Youth outfits protest ban on cattle sale for slaughter
    Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram: Youth wings of political parties in Kerala staged 'beef fests' in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram to protest the ban on sale of cattle for slaughter. The 'beef fest' in Thiruvananthapuram was organised by DYFI, while the Kochi event was led by KSU. The KSU protest was staged in front of BJP Ernakulam District Committee office. DYFI protest in Thiruvananthapuram. Photo: G Binulal The DYFI protest was in front of the Secretariat. SFI will also conduct a 'beef fest' bef…
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  • Pinarayi to write to PM over ban on cattle sale for slaughter
    Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said Saturday that he will write to the Prime Minister to express the state's objection to the ban on sale of cattle for slaughter. The Ministry of Environment and Forests banned the sale of cattle for slaughter in the country through a notification issued on May 26 under the stringent Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017 under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. The state views the notificatio…
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  • CM surrounded by advisors: M K Muneer
    Thiruvananthapuram: Deputy Leaderof theOppositionMK Muneersaid on Saturday that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is surrounded by advisors and that the LDF government does not have an aim. Speaking on the Facebook live programme of Mathrubhumi Online, Muneer said that the state government is not able to get funds from the Centre. "The new government has cancelled many welfare schemes of the previous government to start new projects. However, the government has not been able to implement these p…
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  • 'Centre targeting Muslims, Dalits by banning cattle sale for slaughter'
    Thiruvananthapuram:Minister AK Balan has said that the central governmentsban on sale of cattle for slaughterwill seriously affect poor Muslims and Dalits. “The Centre which has been making minorities anxious from the beginning has now targeted lakhs of Dalits who are earning a livelihood through leather industry. Meat is a nutritious food that is available to the common man for cheap rates. Lakhs of Dalits are earning their livelihood through the leather industry. The Centres order is agains…
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  • 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams' mints Rs 8.6 crore on day one
    Mumbai: Docu-drama "Sachin: A Billion Dreams" based on the life of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has earned Rs 8.6 crore at the box office on its first day, according to its distributor. The film was released in 2,450 screens across the country in Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and English. "We are very happy with the response. It has done a business of Rs 8.6 crore in India," distributor Anil Thadani told PTI. Thadani said the film was doing well both in single screens and multiplexes.…
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  • Hizbul commander Sabzar Bhat killed in Kashmir gunfight
    Srinagar:Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed on Saturday in south Kashmirs Pulwama district in an ongoing operation with security forces, police said. The bodies were recovered from the site in Saimoh village, Tral town. One body was identified as that of Sabzar Bhat alias Abu Zarar, who had succeeded former Hizbul commander Burhan Wani who was killed on July 8, 2016, in Anantnag district. "Search operation is still ongoing", the police said. Earlier, police said three militants were…
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  • Vigilance Director’s circular seeks to limit number of corruption cases
    Thiruvananthapuram: Vigilance Director Loknath Behera has issued a circular, seeking to regulate the number of corruption cases in the state. Hereafter, Vigilance units have to get special permission from the Director to file FIR in cases involving IAS officials, ministers, formers ministers, political leaders and senior police officials above DySP rank. Also, the Director should be informed of corruption complaints involving huge amounts of money. The circular has been sent to all Vigilance…
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  • KSRTC to implement single duty system from June 15
    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) will implement single-duty system for drivers and conductors of less-profitable bus services from June 15. The new duty system will be applicable for services making a revenue between Rs 7,000 to 10,000 per day. For drivers and conductors, the duty will be made hourly-basis. Single duty will be for six-and-a-half-hours. Over-time duty will be paid on hourly basis. The duty reform will be as follows: Single-duty for serv…
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      • Veda – An evening of Spanish romantic music at David Hall
        The David Hall Fort Kochi is hosting an evening of Spanish romantic music on the classical guitar by Veda Aggarwal, a classic guitarist who has trained under guitar maestros Roger Zimmerman and GFA 2010 winner Johannes Moller. Veda, a Pune based resident has been playing and teaching music for several years. She has collaborated withContinue reading Veda – An evening of Spanish romantic music at David Hall
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      • Malayalam Wikipedia completes 10,000 article milestone
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