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August 20, Monday 2018 8:07 AM       
       HEADLINES: Qatar announces $5 million aid to flood-hit Kerala                                              Rescue operations in full swing                                              V D Satheesan slams health ministry for failure to send relief teams                                              Kerala Floods should be declared a national disaster, says Yechury                                              President Kovind enquires about flood situation in Kerala                                              Air India pilots offer help in flood-hit Kerala on voluntary basis                                              Big B, SRK contribute towards Kerala relief                                              Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies at 80                                              Asian Games: Ravi Kumar, Apurvi Chandela win mixed air rifle shooting bronze                                              Kaumudi Facebook
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         Govt offices to function today    
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Government offices in the city will function on Sunday to co-ordinate the flood relief activities in various districts. The District Collector has ordered the respective office heads to ensure the attendance of staff and drivers.

 
         PSC puts off exams    
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala Public Service Commission (PSC) has postponed all examinations that were scheduled to be held at its headquarters, zonal and district offices on August 20, 21 and 23.

 
         Residents shifted as precautionary step    
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kunjumon and his family of four, including two young children, were getting ready to sleep on Wednesday night, when a part of the earth caved in, damaging their house, situated near the Vamanapuram river in Eettimoodu.

 
         Malappuram limping back to normalcy    
 
MALAPPURAM: The district has started limping back to normalcy, with floodwaters receding on Saturday. Although the floods severely crippled seven taluks in the district, the concerted efforts of the district administration and kind-hearted people succeeded in restoring confidence and hope.

 
         No fuel shortage, but many outlets go dry    
 
KOZHIKODE: The district administration has claimed that there will be no fuel shortage in Kozhikode because of the rain havoc in the state.

 
         Man run over by KSRTC bus    
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A 35-year-old motorist was killed in an accident after being run over by a KSRTC bus in Venjaramoodu. The Venjaramoodu police identified the dead as Biju of Konchira.

 
         Farmer commits suicide    
 
KALPETTA: A 53-year-old farmer was found hanging in a farm near his house at Kappiset near Pulpally in Wayanad. The Pulpally police identified the dead as Ajith Kumar of Kotakkappally.

 
         Two Idukki dam sluices shut, water level down to safe    
 
IDUKKI: Two of the five sluices of the Idukki dam, opened after a gap of 26 years on Thursday, were ordered to be closed by the Kerala government on Monday after the water at the reservoir came down to the "safe" level.

 
         Rs 10 lakh too less: UDF    
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The UDF has asked the union government to sanction a special package for Kerala to help it tide over the flood crisis that has affected all sectors.

 
         Applications invited for paramedical courses    
 
SRC Community College under the State Resource Centre has invited applications for various paramedical certificate courses.Pharmacy assistant, ophthalmic assistant, and dental assistant are the courses offered.

 
         Seven questioned in Kerala Orthodox church case    
 
JALANDHAR: Seven people were questioned in Punjab's Jalandhar city in connection with the Kerala church sex scandal case.

 
         Search for missing fishermen continues    
 
KOCHI: Southern Naval Command (SNC) has been undertaking an extensive and continuous operation from August 7, to locate the missing fishermen of the ill-fated fishing vessel Oceanic which was hit by an unknown merchant ship, a Defence statement said on Sunday.

 
         Four hurt as boat rams sea wall    
 
THRISSUR: A fishing boat rammed a seawall injuring four fish workers at Pokkanchery near Thriprayar on Sunday. Engine of the fishing boat ‘Rohini’ developed problem during fishing on Sunday morning.

 
         Bakrid on August 22    
 
KOZHIKODE: Valiya Perunnal (Bakrid) will be observed on August 22 as crescent moon was sighted on Sunday, said a release by Panakkad Syed Hyderali Shihab Thangal, K. Alikkutty Musliyar, general secretary, Samastha Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulema, and Kozhikode Khasis Syed Mohammed Koya Thangal and Syed Nazar Shihab Thangal.

 
         Two found drowned    
 
ALAPPUZHA: A woman and her daughter were found drowned in a waterlogged paddy field at Ponga, near Nedumudy. The dead were identified as Dolly, 47, of Chemmanagadu, Nedumudy, and her daughter Siji, 20.

 
         NDRF personnel obliged as people laud him for saving child    
 
IDUKKI: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescue officer Kanhaiya Kumar, who hogged the headlines for saving a child in Idukki of flood-hit Kerala, thanked everyone for acknowledging his selfless act.

 
         IAF continues relief operations    
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Southern Air Command of Indian Air Force is continuing its HADR operation in the disaster hit districts of Northern and Central Kerala, a Defence statement said.

 
         Student attempts suicide    
 
KANNUR: A student of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), tried to attempt suicide over alleged mental harassment by her teacher in Taliparamba of this district.

 
         IT sleuths question Cardinal on land row    
 
KOCHI: The investigation wing of Income Tax quizzed Cardinal George Alencherry, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church, in connection with the controversial property transactions conducted by the Church.

 
         Three found guilty in murder case    
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A court on Thursday found three persons guilty in the murder of a youth, Syed Ali, in Chala eight years ago. Sajeer alias Habeer, 29, and his brother Rafeeq, 24, of Sulaiman Street and Hussain Abbas, 25, of Puthen Road in Vallakkadavu, were found guilty by Thiruvananthapuram Additional District and Sessions Court – VI judge P.N. Seetha of murdering Syed Ali (22) of Vallakkadavu in Ruby Nagar, Chala, on September 6, 2010. The sentence will be pronounced on August 13.

 
         Woman’s body found in drainage    
 
KOCHI: The police have launched a probe into the recovery of a woman’s body from a drainage in the city. The body of Shailaja, 44, of Alappuzha, was found underneath the broken slabs of a major drainage that runs parallel to Banerjee road Thursday morning.

 
         Security guard attacked    
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A 35-year-old man was arrested by the Kazhakuttom police for allegedly hacking the security guard of a restaurant.

 
         Five CPI (M) activists sentenced to life in murder case    
 
KANNUR: Five CPI (M) activists were sentenced to life imprisonment by Thalassery Additional District Sessions court on Wednesday for murdering BJP worker Suresh Babu in 2008.

 
         Two killed in landslip as heavy rain lashes Karikottakari    
 
KANNUR: Two persons were killed in a landslip after heavy rain lashed Karikottakari in this district on Wednesday. According to sources, the dead have been identified as Thomas (75) and his daughter-in-law Shyni John (40) of Keezhanghanam near Karikottakiri.

 
         Search for missing fishermen continues    
 
KOCHI: Even as attempts were still on to trace the nine fishermen missing after a mid-sea collision, authorities have intercepted the ships that were present near the fishing vessel at the time of the accident.

 
         Kevin murder: HC rejects plea for cancellation of bail    
 
KOCHI: The Kerala High Court dismissed the plea by the state government for cancelling the bail granted by the Ettumanoor First Class Magistrate Court to two police officers arrested on the charge of taking bribe from an accused in a case relating to the alleged honour killing of Kevin P Joseph of Kottayam.

 
         Bishop case: Kuravilangad sub-inspector transferred    
 
KOTTAYAM: The District Police Chief on Tuesday transferred Shinto P Kurian, sub-inspector (SI) at the Kuravilangad police station to the District Crime Records Bureau.

 
         Missing girl’s body retrieved from river    
 
KALPETTA: The body of a girl who had gone missing with three other members of her family in the Venniyode river at Poyil, near Kambalakkad, was retrieved on Tuesday evening.

 
         Two killed in accident    
 
KALPETTA: Two motorcycle-borne youths were killed and another was injured when their vehicle skidded on the Kozhikode -Kollegal National Highway-212 at Muttil in the district in the early hours of Tuesday.

 
         President offers prayers at Guruvayur temple    
 
THRISSUR: President Ram Nath Kovind offered prayers at Sreekrishna Temple, Guruvayur, and Mahadeva Temple, Mammiyur, on Tuesday.

 
 
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