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  • C-17 aircraft to evacuate more Indians from Wuhan, carry medical supplies
    New Delhi: India will send a C-17 military aircraft to Wuhan on February 20 to evacuate more Indians from the coronavirus-hit Chinese city and also provide medical supplies to China, military sources said on Tuesday. The C-17 Globemaster, the biggest military aircraft in the Air Force, will carry a large consignment of medical supplies to China and bring back more Indians from Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic, the sources told PTI. According to the Ministry of External Affa…
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  • Mother behind murder of Kannur toddler, committed crime to live with paramour, say police
    Kannur: In the murder of one and half year-old toddler in Thayyil here, his mother Saranya has been arrested. She confessed to the crime after 24-hour long questioning and scientific examination. According to police, she killed the child so as to live with her paramour. The body of Viyaan, also called Ponnus, was found inside the concrete blocks along the Thayyil coast on Monday. Viyaan was the son of Thayyil native Saranya and Vaaram native Pranav. Kid was taken outside the house and killed b…
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  • Deaths of kids in Tirur family: Nothing unnatural in death of sixth child, hints autopsy
    Malappuram: The autopsy of the child who died on Tuesday in Tirur, that had led to suspicion, was completed. According to preliminary reports by doctors, there is nothing unnatural in the death of the 93-day-old kid. The body cremated in the morning was exhumed by noon and autopsy was conducted. The death of six children of Rafeeq – Sabna couple in a span of nine years had raised suspicion among police personnel who registered a case for unnatural death following a complaint from neighbours.T…
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  • Air India resumes Kozhikode-Jeddah flight after 5 years
    New Delhi:National carrier Air India on Tuesday resumed the bi-weekly flight from Kozhikode to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the service has been resumed after five years. "@airindiain connects India and Saudi Arabia. Providing better air connectivity between India and Saudi Arabia, @airindiain resumes its biweekly flight operations from the Calicut International Airport to Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) after 5 years," the ministry tweeted. @airindiain con…
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  • Govt to soon announce measures to deal with Coronavirus impact on industry: FM
    New Delhi: The government will soon announce measures to deal with the impact of Coronavirus outbreak on the domestic industry, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Tuesday. The minister was addressing media after meeting representatives of the industry to review the situation following the outbreak of the deadly virus in China. Sitharaman said she would hold a meeting with the secretaires of different ministries tomorrow and then announce steps to deal with the situation in consul…
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  • Disproportionate assets case: FIR names VS Sivakumar as first accused
    Thiruvananthapuram: The vigilance special cell has submitted an FIR at the vigilance court naming former minister V S Sivakumar as the key accused in disproportionation of assets case. There are three accused in the case apart from Sivakumar – M Rajendran, temporary personal staff member Shaiju Haran, Adv M S Harikumar. FIR accuses Sivakumar of accumulating assets with Rajendran as benami. Other accused helped with the process, said the report filed on the basis of preliminary evidence colle…
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  • ‘Private company to impose traffic fines’, Chennithala alleges huge corruption
    Thiruvananthapuram: Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala alleged that there is irregularity over collection of fines in traffic rules violation cases. SIDCO was dropped from the charge of identifying traffic violations and procedures were initiated to award the tender to a private company, he alleged. “Keltron is involved in the corruption. DGP altered the tender procedures so as to provide 90 percent of the amount collected through finesand 10 percent to the government." According to Che…
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  • KPCC leadership criticised at political affairs committee meeting
    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress leaders came under severe criticism during the KPCC political affairs committee meeting held here on Tuesday. Criticism were raised against senior congress leaders including Mullappally Ramachandran, Oommen Chandy and Ramesh Chennithala. They have been criticized for their lack of unity on important issues as it would create confusion amongst the public. The criticisms were made by leadersK Sudhakaran, K Muraleedharan, KV Thomas and VD Satheeshan. K Sudhakaran alleg…
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  • Koodathayi murder: Bail pleas of Jolly, MS Mathew rejected
    Kozhikode: Kozhikode District Sessions Court rejected the bail petitions of Jolly, the prime accused in Koodathayi murder series and her accomplice, MS Mathew. The court gave its verdict on Tuesday against the bail plea submitted by Jolly, in Roy Thomas Murder case, and MS Mathew, in four cases of the Kodathayi murder series. Advocate BA Aloor, who appeared for Jolly said that the she was named as accused in the case without enough evidence. He also requested the court to grant her bail since…
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  • Six kids of a family die within 9 years in Tirur, police register unnatural death case
    Tirur: In a mysterious incident, six children of a family here died within a span of 9 years. The deceased were children of Tharammal natives Rafeeq and Sabna. The latest to the death list was 93-day-old baby who died on Tuesday morning. The body was cremated by 10 am without conducting autopsy. Neighbours who suspected this move, informed the police following which a case of unnatural death was registered. “Relatives of the deceased including parents of the children are being questioned. P…
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  • Mother, brother arrested after youth's mutilated body found in sack
    Kumily:The body of a man who was found inside a sack with severed legs and hands has been identified. The victim is Kambam native Vigneswaran. The murder was carried out by Vigneswaran's mother Selvi and his brother Jayabharath. Both of them are in the custody of the police. They told police that it was Vigneswaran's drug addiction and behavior that led to the murder. After murdering him, they used a machinesawto cut his arms, legs and head. The body was found decapitated with arms and legs s…
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  • Thayyil toddler was murdered, say police; father and mother blame each other
    Kannur: The toddler, whose body was found near Thayyil beach here on Monday, was murdered, said police. The post mortem report revealed that the death was caused by a blow to the head. The body of Viyaan, also called Ponnus, was found inside the concrete blocks along the coast on Monday. Viyaan was the son of Thayyil native Saranya and Vaaram native Pranav. Pranav had filed a complaint with Kannur City Police alleging that his son was missing. While questioning, both Pranav and Saranya gave c…
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  • Police's construction contracts to SILK: More allegations against Loknath Behera
    Thiruvananthapuram: Following the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report against the police department and the DGP, details of more irregularities and violation of norms in police are coming out. The latest is details of how the Police Housing and Construction Corporation was overlooked and construction responsibilities, including that of the control room was handed over to Steel Industrials Kerala Limited (SILK) a public sector company. The DGP Loknath Behera has issued an order directi…
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  • Delhi cabinet notified; Arvind Kejriwal without any department
    New Delhi: The General Administration Department of the National Capital Territory has notified the portfolios allocations to the Cabinet Ministers on Tuesday. While Cabinet Ministers Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain are having eight departments each, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has kept himself away from any Department now. The notification, published on Tuesday, said in the exercise of powers conferred under Rule 3 of the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (Allocation…
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  • Voters list for LSG polls: Muslim League files petition in Supreme Court
    New Delhi: The Muslim League (IUML) has filed a petition in the Supreme Court regarding the voters list for the upcoming Local Self Government polls. The petition requested the apex court to listen to their argument ahead of issuing an interim order in the case. The petition comes at a time when the Election Commission is planning to move the Supreme Court challenging the High Court order which mandated the elections to be conducted in accordance with the voters list of 2019 Lok Sabha elections…
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  • China to waive tariffs on US medical imports amid virus outbreak
    Beijing:China will waive trade-war tariffs on imports of selected US medical equipment from March 2, the government said Tuesday, as the country battles to contain the new coronavirus epidemic. More than 72,000 people have been infected by the outbreak of the new COVID-19 strain in China, which has claimed the lives of over 1,800 people. Products that will qualify for the exemptions include patient monitors, blood transfusion equipment and instruments to measure blood pressure, according to a…
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  • Karuna music concert: More evidence of fraudulence comes out
    Kochi: More evidence of fraudulence regarding the Karuna Music concert has been uncovered. Now, a letter sent by the Regional Sports Centre (RSC) to Kochi Music Foundation, organisers of the event, has come to light. The letter from RSC sought details of the fund transferred to the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF). However, the Kochi Music Foundation did not respond to the letter. The music concert to raise fund for CMDRF was organised in Kochi on November 1, 2019. But the organis…
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  • Menstruation check: College principal, rector among 4 arrested
    Bhuj: Police on Monday arrested four persons, including the principal of the Gujarat college where authorities allegedly forced over 60 girls to remove their undergarments to check if they were menstruating a week ago, an official said. The arrests were made after the police filed an FIR against them for the February 11 incident at Shree Sahajanand Girls Institute (SSGI) which caused public outrage. SSGI, a self-financed college having its own girls hostel, is located in Bhuj town of Kutch dis…
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  • Senior journalist M. S. Mani passes away
    Thiruvananthapuram: Senior journalist M. S. Mani (79) passed away following age related ailments here early on Tuesday. He was the former chief editor of Kerala Kaumudi and editor in chief of Kalakaumudi. The funeral will be held at his house at Kalakaumudi Gardens in Kumarapuram here on Tuesday evening. Mani is the son of former Kerala Kaumudi chief editor K Sukumaran and wife Madhavi. Born on November 4, 1941 in Kollam, Mani completed his school education from Petta government school and St.…
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  • Rs 7.5 lakh solatium to kin of 3 forest watchers killed in Thrissur wildfire
    Thiruvananthapuram: The kin of three forest watchers who died in a wildfire at Kottmbathur in Wadakkancherry in Thrissur district will be granted a solatium of Rs 7.5 lakhs each, said Minister for Forest K. Raju. The Minister added that the government will discuss at department level and take a decision regarding offering a job for one of the family members of the deceased. The government will bear the expenses for medical treatment, procedures and funeral of the deceased. Meanwhile, Chief Min…
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