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         Boy dies after tree falls on shed    
MALAPPURAM: A 12-year-old tribal boy died and three others sustained injuries after a tree fell on top of a shed. The dead has been identified as Pradeep. The incident happened at Kaalikkavu Chenappadi Colony in Malappuram.

         SNDP not a feeder organisation: Vellapally    
ALAPPUZHA: SNDP yogam general secretary Vellapally Natesan has said that the yogam is not a feeder organisation. People from all walks of life are there in the SNDP. The CPM doesn’t have the right to say that BJP leaders should not take part in the SNDP meetings and programmes.

         Balamani Amma Award for MT    
KOCHI: Noted writer M T Vasudevan Nair has been selected for this year’s Balamani Amma Award organized by International Book Festival Panel. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 25,000,a plaque and a citation.

         Communist organisations grew stronger post schism: Kodiyeri    
KANNUR: CPM Polit bureau member Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has stated that after the 1964 split in the Communist party, all communist organisations in India became stronger than they were before. “CPI State secretary Pannyan Raveendran’s statement that the split was a disaster is his personal opinion,” he said. Kodiyeri was responding to Pannyan’s comment, while conversing with the media.

         Nine injured as lorry rams private bus    
PANTHALAM: Nine persons were injured on Friday morning in an accident in which a lorry rammed a private bus. The incident happened at Panthalam junction at around seven in the morning.

         Nod for light metro    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala Mono Rail Corporation director board meet convened by chief minister decided to implement the light metro line project to solve the transportation issue of Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode.

         School bus tilts, injuring five including children    
VENJARAMOODU: A school bus which was moving towards Palamkonam from Vayyettil tilted towards a paddy field, injuring five including children. Fortunately, all of them had only minor injuries.

         Kerala NCP set to make new arrangements    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A group in the NCP unit of Kerala is contemplating a new arrangement in Kerala, in case the central leadership is adamant on its decision to extend support to the BJP in Delhi to form the government.

         Bribery case: Former inspector in vigilance custody    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Former Kazhakoottam circle inspector Shibu Kumar, arrested in a bribery case, will be in vigilance custody till October 27. The Thiruvananthapuram vigilance court has directed to produce him on the evening of 27.

         Divakaran not invited for AITUC meet    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: CPI leader C Divakaran, facing disciplinary action in the Parliament seat controversy, was not invited to the district meet of the AITUC, an organization of party’s trade union. The district meet is being held at the transport employees union Hall at Thampanoor.

         Liquor consumption has come down: Excise Minister    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Excise Minister K Babu has said that the government’s new liquor policy has drastically cut down on the liquor consumption rate in Kerala.

         Split of communist parties a tragedy, reiterates Panniyan    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The decision to split the communist party in 1964 was a tragedy, CPI state secretary Panniyan Raveednran reiterated his stand. He told reporters that a reply to the article published in yesterday’s Deshabhimani, mouthpiece of the CPM, could be seen in tomorrow’s Janayugam.

         Calicut Uty registrar expresses regret    
KOZHIKODE: Calicut University registrar T A Abdul Majeed Friday expressed regret in connection with the leakage of the order ousting T N Prathapan MLA from the Syndicate. He expressed regret when the Syndicate meeting was convened here this morning. He said that he has no role in the leakage of the order.

         Theft attempt at Secretariat Annexe    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Miscreants made a futile attempt of theft at the annexe in the Secretariat. They tried to destroy the grills on the part where the locker is kept. The incident is suspected to have happened last night but the security officers knew the incident only Friday morning.

         Groom knocked down by train    
NEYYATTINKARA: A 26-year-old-youth recently married was found fatally knocked down by a train. He has been identified as Rajesh of Amaravila. His body was found on the bushy area near the platform of the Amaravila railway station.

         Bomb threat to AI flight sparks security alert    
KOCHI: A threat of a bomb explosion or a possible suicide attack on an Air India flight from Mumbai sparked an alert here with authorities beefing up security at the international airport. Airport Director A K C Nair told that they received information from Kolkata that there is a threat to the AI flight on the Mumbai-Kochi sector on October 25 and Ahmedabad-Mumbai sector tonight.

         Youth dies in accident    
KOTTARAKKARA: A motorist met with a tragic end after struck by a KSRTC bus. The incident happened Friday morning at Pallikkal in Kottarakkara.

         Gas price hiked by Rs 3.50    
KOCHI: A slight increase has been witnessed in the price of cooking gas in the state. The price per cylinder has been increased by Rs 3.50. As per the new price, subsidy cylinder will cost Rs 443.50 in Kochi.

         Gold seized in Karipur airport    
KOZHIKODE: In a major haul, the Air Customs Intelligence (ACI) seized 3.597 kg gold from a Sharjah flight that arrived at Calicut International Airport Near here, Friday. ACI sources said sleuths seized 2 kg gold concealed in toilet waste of Air Arabia flight and 1.597 kg from the baggage of a passenger early this morning.

         Molesting women on train: Army men’s bail plea rejected    
KOCHI: An Ernakulam sessions court has rejected the bail plea of two army men who allegedly outraged the modesty of a woman on train. The army men involved in the case are Jayakumar (27) from Kollam Neduvathoor and D Shaiju (37) from Erumeli.

         Two Keralites killed in US hospital shooting    
HOUSTON: Two hospital workers of Kerala were killed in an apparent murder-suicide at a hospital in the American city Houston. The shooting took place Wednesday afternoon at an out-patient pharmacy in Ben Taub General Hospital, Xinhua reported.

         Calicut varsity Examination controller locked up in room    
KOZHIKODE: Following allegation that the server problem was not addressed by authorities concerned, a few SFI workers locked up the examination controller in his room. It was exam controller V V George who was locked up inside his room on Thursday.

         Yuva Morcha activists vandalize hotel    
KOZHHIKODE: Alleging immoral activities, a group of men owing allegiance to Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Thursday vandalized a hotel on P T Usha Road in the district on Thursday.

         Accused gets lifer in Shafna murder case    
THALASSERY: The main accused in the sensational Shafna murder case has been sentenced to life by the additional district court. Shafna, 18, a student of Christ College, Thalassery, and daughter of P K Sammooty and Jammela of KTP Mukku, Chirakkara, was allegedly murdered on January 13, 2004, by the accused Muhammed Afsal alias Thajudeen (34) of Thoufeeq Manzil, Chirakkara, after she refused his love proposal.

         Kerala will borrow Rs 500 crore    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala government has decided to borrow Rs 500 crore more in order to overcome the present financial crisis. The government will sell off debentures on October 28.

         Political aim behind liquor ban, says Pinarayi    
KOCHI: There is a political aim behind government’s current decision to ban liquor, said CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan. He said the liquor ban is not practical. He said this talking at a seminar on ‘Is liquor ban practical’ organised by toddy tappers federation at a function in Kochi.

         SAT hospital roof crumbles down; one injured    
ULLOOR: The roof of the labour ward of the SAT hospital crumbled down on Wednesday midnight, injuring one person, but the authorities are a bit relieved as “nothing worse has happened”. The injured is a 70-year-old bystander. Though no one else was injured, other patients in the same room have been shifted to other rooms. The incident happened at around 1 am on Thursday when every one inside the room was in deep sleep.

         Endosulfan: Baby dies in Kasargod    
KASARGOD: A baby born with a medical condition of disproportionate growth of head died on Thursday. The death happened in Kasargod, which had witnessed Endosulfan rain.

         Land acquisition for NH expansion will be expedited: CM; Road width to be 45m    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said that land acquisition for the development of NH roads will begin soon. He said this at a press briefing after the Cabinet meeting on Thursday.

         Man held with Rs 50 lakhs pipe money    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A native of the capital city was taken into custody from Karamana with Rs 59 lakhs of pipe money. The person identified as Najamudeen (50), native of Kilimanoor, is in the custody of the police.

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