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February 25, Sunday 2018 9:24 AM       
       HEADLINES: Two including army man dies as tipper rams on to two bikes                                              There’s no discrepancy in postponing Madhu’s post-mortem: K K Shylaja                                              Forest officials helped in lynching Madhu: Madhu’s family                                              Madhu’s post-mortem begins under heavy protection                                              Govt fails, violence against minorities increased: National Commission for Minorities                                              PNB fraud: Govt moves NCLT to attach properties of Nirav Modi, Choksi                                              Modi to launch Amma Two-wheeler Scheme in Chennai                                              PNB fraud case: ‘Very tough to clear dues or pay salaries’, Choksi writes to employees                                              US to shift its embassy to Jerusalem in May                                              US teachers say #ArmMeWith resources, not guns                                              20 Afghan National Army soldiers killed                                              UN Security Council delays vote on Syria ceasefire                                              Cape Town T20I: Indian eves asked to bat first against Proteas                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         Govt won’t intervene in probe: Balan    
KANNUR: Minister for Culture A K Balan has said history will not pardon political parties which indulge in violence. He was speaking at the all-party peace meeting, chaired by him, here on Wednesday in the wake of the murder of Youth Congress worker S P Shuhaib on February 12.

         New AI Express flights from March 25    
KOCHI: Air India Express, India’s first budget international flight operator, will add thrice-a-week services between Kochi and Kuwait/Dammam as well as between Kochi and Singapore via Madurai.

         One held for cheating housewife    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The cyber police have arrested a 54-year-old man on charges of defrauding a homemaker of Rs 12.5 lakh, after stealing her ATM card.

         Three held for damaging vehicles    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Thumba police have arrested three youths on charges of damaging vehicles along the Kulathoor-Kazhakuttam road in an inebriated condition.

         Cabinet accepts report on self-financing colleges    
KOCHI: The Cabinet accepted the report of a three-member commission that recommended the need to restore the autonomy of the State in enacting laws to ensure effective functioning of self-financing colleges in the state.

         CPM has become a terror outfit: Chennithala    
KOZHIKODE: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala has said that the CPI (M) has become a terror outfit as it has been found to be involved in a series of killings in the state.

         Passengers allege theft at airport    
MALAPPURAM: A group of passengers who reached Calicut International Airport at Karipur from Dubai alleged that they lost valuables like gold chains, watches and mobile phones at the airport.

         Holiday on Pongala day    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government has issued orders directing the district collector to declare a regional holiday for the district on March 2, the day of the Attukal Pongala.

         Youth drowns in Thejaswini River    
KASARAGOD: A young trainee field assistant with the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) drowned while taking bath along with his cousin in the Thejaswini River near Kayyur, in the Neeleshwaram police station limits.

         Panel comes to aid of woman commuter    
KOCHI: Coming to the aid of a woman who was left fending for herself after she broke her hand falling on the floor of a bus, the State Women’s Commission has filed suo motu a case against those responsible for her condition and not taking her to hospital.

         Former councillor quits CPI    
KOCHI: Former Kochi Corporation councillor E M Sunil Kumar has quit CPI. He told a press conference that he, along with a group of CPI workers, quit the party in protest against “nepotism” and “divisiveness” under the CPI district leadership.

         One taken into custody in murder case    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: One person has been taken into custody by the Nemom police in connection with the alleged murder of a policeman late on Sunday. While the police are yet to reveal the identity of the person, he is believed to be a relative of the dead, Raveendran, who was found dead behind his house in Punnamoodu.

         Airline directed to pay Rs 1.5 lakh as compensation    
KOCHI: The Ernakulam District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Jet Lite India Pvt. Ltd. to pay a compensation of Rs 1.5 lakh to a passenger for deficiency in service and unfair trade practice. The forum also ordered that Rs 5,000 be paid as cost of the proceedings to the passenger.

         N K Gopalan passes away    
ALAPPUZHA: N K Gopalan, veteran of the historic Punnapra-Vayalar uprising and leader of the Communist Party of India (CPI), died here on Sunday. He was 93. Gopalan became a trade unionist while working in Aspinwall Company.

         Youth killed in accident    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A youth was killed after he lost control of his scooter near Kilimanoor. The police identified the victim as Shyam Kumar, 25, of Koduvazhannoor in Pulimath.

         Policeman found dead    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A policeman attached to the Armed Reserve Camp in the city was found dead with severe head injuries behind his house near Nemom late Sunday. The dead was identified as Raveendran, 45, of Varuvila, Punnamoodu.

         Major fire averted    
ALAPPUZHA: Timely intervention by the Fire and Rescue Services averted a major fire at Vadackal, near Punnapra, after plastic materials stored at a plastic recycling unit went up in flames.

         One held for attempt to murder wife    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: One person was arrested by the Kovalam police for alleged attempt to murder his wife a week ago. The accused was identified as Anil Kumar of Vellar, near Thiruvallam.

         All accused acquitted in Paravur case    
KOCHI: The trial court considering the Paravur sex scandal case acquitted all the accused in the 11th case registered in connection with the scandal.

         Hotel owners back strike    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala Hotel and Restaurant Association has come out in support of the shut-down call given by the Kerala Vyapari Vyavasayi Ekopana Samithi in the district on February 20, in protest against the increase in Dangerous and Offensive Trade (D&O) licence fee for commercial establishments.

         Two foreign journos in custody for trespassing on campus    
KOCHI: The City police on Wednesday picked up two foreign journalists on charges of trespass and filming without accreditation.

         Probe CPI (M) leaders’ role in murder: IUML    
KOZHIKODE: Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) State general secretary K P A Majeed has demanded that the police probe the role of the CPI (M) leadership in the murder of Youth Congress functionary S V Shuhaib at Edayannur in Kannur.

         Hike unjustified: Chennithala    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Leader of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala on Wednesday said the Cabinet decision to raise the bus fares was unjustifiable as it could have been avoided if the government were prepared to forgo the additional revenue from the hike in petroleum products.

         Student commits suicide ahead of exam    
KASARAGOD: A Class X student committed suicide here, a day ahead of the model examination scheduled for Wednesday. He took the extreme step after leaving his house informing his family that he had to attend a function on Shivaratri day.

         New aravana plant commissioned    
PATHANAMTHITTA: A new fully automatic packing and sealing aravana unit was commissioned at Sabarimala. Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) president A Padmakumar inaugurated the plant at a function at the Sabarimala Sannidhanam.

         CPM office attacked in Kanjirapally    
KOTTAYAM: The Kanjirapally area committee office of the CPM was attacked by a group of unidentified persons early Tuesday morning. They threw a crude bomb around 1 am, and the fire spread in the office. Windowpanes got damaged in the stoning. Police said it was "an object similar to that of a petrol bomb" and booked unidentified persons for the crime.

         Ramanunni donates prize money to Junaid's mother    
KOZHIKODE: Writer K P Ramanunni has donated his Sahitya Akademi Award cash prize to the mother of Junaid, who was lynched by alleged Hindu right-wing activists while he was travelling by a train from Delhi to Haryana, as a “symbolic and moral gesture.”

         Four injured in DYFI-RSS clash in Alappuzha    
ALAPPUZHA: Three DYFI activists and one KSU activist were injured following clashes between RSS and DYFI workers at Vallikunnam near Mavelikkara near here.

         Kodikunnil flays K J Alphons    
KOLLAM: Union Minister of State for Tourism K J Alphons is trying to hoodwink the public by convening meetings of Rubber Board officials and rubber farmers, alleged Kodikunnil Suresh, MP.

         Hyderali re-elected IUML State chief    
KOZHIKODE: The state leadership of the IUML appears to be on the path of change as women and Dalit leaders have been accommodated in the state secretariat of the party.

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