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       HEADLINES: Bar licence: Babu committed Rs 100 crore corruption, says Vigilance                                              Death of Aluva native in Delhi: Woman held                                              Blue Blackmailing: Seven arrested including three women                                              Bar licence allotted as per liquor policy: K Babu                                              Palmolein case postponed to Aug 12                                              MP: Minor boy who fell into 150-ft deep borewell dies                                              Indian woman kidnapped in Kabul rescued: Swaraj                                              No Indian casualty in Germany shooting rampage                                              Russian breaks round-the-world hot air balloon record: crew                                              MH370 pilot flew similar doomed route on home simulator:report                                              Munich gunman 'deranged,' no links to IS: police                                              61 dead, 207 wounded as blasts rip through Kabul protest                                              Vijender pleads for an end to boxing's administrative mess                                              Cook, Root propel Eng                                              Satisfied to score double ton after forgettable debut: Kohli                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         Woman killed Delhi man out of vengeance, says police    
NEW DELHI: Police have found out that the death of Delhi Mayur Vihar resident Vijayakumar is a case of murder. The police had earlier arrested Delhi Palam native woman aged 25 on the basis of evidence obtained from a CCTV. The woman told the police she had killed him out of vengeance.

         Palmolein case postponed to Aug 12    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Thiruvananthapuram Vigilance court has postponed the hearing of the Palmolein case to August 12. Former Food Minister T H Mustafa submitted a petition for the exemption of his name from the case related to the graft in the import of Palmolein. It will also be considered on August 12.

         Bar licence allotted as per liquor policy: K Babu    
KOCHI: Former Excise Minister K Babu has reiterated that he had allotted bar licences during the time of UDF government in accordance with its liquor policy. “Now what the Vigilance is saying is a script written well in advance,” he said at a press conference here on Saturday. The former minister said he had not given licences to beer and wine parlours personally. “The sanction was given after holding discussions with the government and according to the liquor policy. The allegation th

         Blue Blackmailing: Seven arrested including three women    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Seven persons including three women were arrested today by the Medical College police for blackmailing a man after laying a honey trap. Having lured the man under the pretext of ‘sex for money’, they took his photographs after making them pose nude with other nude women in the racket.

         T P Dasan is Sports Council President    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Following the resignation of Olympian Anju Bobby George as the Sports Council president, the government issued a circular, appointing T P Dasan as the new Sports Council president. Olympian Mercykuttan is the new vice-president and both will take charge today itself.

         Death of Aluva native in Delhi: Woman held    
NEW DELHI: Police have taken into custody a 25-year-old woman in connection with the death of Aluva native Vijayakumar at Delhi Mayoor Vihar. She is a native of Delhi Palam. The police had retrieved the CCTV visuals of a woman walking along the crime spot on Wednesday. The investigation held on the basis of this visuals led to the arrest of the woman.

         Govt decision will be published within 48 hours of it becoming order    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State government has informed that a government decision once it becomes an order will be published on government websites within 48 hours of its release . Chief Secretary S M Vijayanand brought out a circular in this regard. Earlier stand of the government was that a decision and the corresponding order should be made public only after it is implemented.

         Bar licence: Babu committed Rs 100 crore corruption, says Vigilance    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Vigilance in its Quick Verification Report has said former Excise minister K Babu had indulged in corruption while allotting bar-beer parlour licences. The report says Babu misused his official power and even diluted government notification to grant licences and on this account perpetrated a corruption to the tune of about Rs 100 crore in the Excise department. Rejecting Babu's explanation, the report says it was not satisfactory. He went out of the way to help certain

         UDF’s liquor policy dampened tourism industry: Minister    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Tourism Minister A C Moideen has censured the liquor policy of the former UDF-led government. “The UDF’s liquor policy has weakened the tourism industry in Kerala. Because of this there has been a phenomenal fall in the number of foreign tourists visiting Kerala. The foreigners have started skipping Kerala and going to other states,” he said.

         Chennithala behind bar bribery allegation, says Kerala Congress    
KOTTAYAM: Kerala Congress has openly stated that Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala was behind the bar bribery allegations. The allegation against Chennithala was made today through Kerala Congress mouth piece Prathichaya. “Ramesh’s conspiracy was a fallout of the grudge he had against party chairman K M Mani for not supporting his dream to become the chief minister. Some people wanted to remove Chandy and get installed in that post. Mani didn’t support this and this earned him enemies,

         SC derides lawyers’ attack, directs reopening of media room    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Supreme Court Chief Justice T S Thakur has said the recent developments at Kerala High Court was embarrassing. The justice today made known his stand regarding the violence unleashed by lawyers on the court premises in the past two days. He gave assurance on independent media functioning. The Supreme Court also gave instruction for reopening the media room in the high court. The court sudden action comes in response to the petition filed by KUWJ (Kerala Union of Working Jo

         Youth arrested for killing stepfather    
VELLANAD: Vellanad Kannampally native Sreekumar (25) was arrested by police today for allegedly killing his stepfather Maniyan (65). According to the police, Maniyan his brother Murali (55) and Sreekumar, all in inebriated condition, had entered into a brawl. As the fight worsened, Sreekumar picked up a knife lying nearby and stabbed Maniyan. Maniyan also stabbed back with another knife. A few labourers who were at work in a nearby areas, reached the spot, after hearing loud cries and rush

         Disciplinary action against advocates for favouring media    
KOCHI: Kerala High Court Advocates’ association has come out with disciplinary against seven lawyers who had allegedly sided with the media persons in the ongoing issue between the two. The suspended lawyers are Sebastian Paul, C P Udayabhanu, Kaleeswaram Raj, S Jayasankar, C V Nandagopal, Sangeetha Lakshmana and Sivan Madathil.

         Vigilance raid at Titanium Factory    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Vigilance today raided Travancore Titanium factory here. The raid was conducted in connection with the case that a corruption to the tune of Rs 256 crore was committed in 2005 when a pollution control plant was installed at the factory. The case also has reference to the alleged role of former chief minister Oommen Chandy and Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala in the scam. The examination was conducted under the supervision of Vigilance director Jacob Thomas.

         Decision taken to close down media room at HC    
KOCHI: In the wake of the stand-off between lawyers and media persons at Kerala High Court, a decision was taken to close down media room attached to the court. A committee comprising judges and lawyers took this decision. The committee will inquire into the incident of violence on the court premise. The committee includes M K Damodharan, S Sreekumar and Bachu Kurien.

         Violence at Vanchiyoor court: Police register five cases    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Police have registered five cases in connection with the violence on precincts of Vanchiyoor court on Friday. Two cases were registered against advocates on the basis of the complaints given by media persons. In the stone-throwing incident in which lawyers’ clerk Sabari Gireesh and Advocate Krishna Kumari were injured, the police have registered cases against identifiable persons. In the incident in which policemen were injured, cases were registered against media person

         Advocate Sangeeta Lakshmana opposes boycott of court proceedings    
KOCHI: There are some differences of opinion amongst the advocates over the clash between the lawyers and the media persons seen in the premises of the High Court and Vanchiyoor court.

         HC judges in capital city for probe into attack on journalists    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala High Court judges have reached the capital city to investigate the violent incidents which happened towards the media persons at the Vanchiyoor court in the capital city. High Court judges P K Ramachandran Menon and P N Raveendran reached the city Friday morning.

         ‘God father’ reference: Bijimol expresses regret    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Peerumedu MLA ES Bijumol has expressed her regret over her statement allegedly criticising the denial of a seat to her in the Pinarayi cabinet.

         Microfinance: Cheating case filed against Vellapally    
KAYAMKULAM: A cheating case has been filed against SNDP Yogam General Secretary Velapally Natesan in connection with Microfinance case. Today, the case was registered by Kayamkulam Police, which comes after a Vigilance case against him. The case is based on the complaint that he didn’t remit in the bank the money given by SNDP yogam members. The complaint was given by three SNDP branch units.

         Mohanlal's letter to God    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Mohanlal in his blog has written a letter addressed to God over the death caused by human beings. "Those who kill are your sons and those who get killed are also your sons. When I sit beside this harvest of deaths, I just remember how vulgarly the mankind has been executing the beautiful art called death. The title he has given to his article is "Daivathinoru Kathu - Maranam Enna Kala'. This is seen as an outpour of emotions over deaths that are happening nowadays in

         Lawyers go on a rampage; Kerala Kaumudi journalist Rejeev sustains serious head injury    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Kaumudi senior journalist Rejeev P sustained serious head injury in the second wave of violence unleashed by lawyers at Vanchiyoor court premise on Thursday evening. The first attack took place at around 4 pm and the second time it happened after 6 pm when compromise talks were going on.

         Subhash Kumarapuram bags S S Ram photography award    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Kaumudi photo journalist Subhash Kumarapuram has bagged Toss Academy’s S S Ram Memorial sports photography award. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 10,000 and a citation.

         Lawyers, journalists lock horns in district court    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A clash between the lawyers and media persons were witnessed in the district court on Thursday. The scuffle started in connection with the arrest of government pleader Dhanesh Mathew Manjuran accused of molesting a woman.

         Kodiyeri seeks probe by sitting judge in court scuffle    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan demanded a probe by a sitting judge in the clash which broke out between advocates and media persons in the high court the other day. He termed the clash in the court premises as unfortunate.

         Kadakampally land fraud: CBI files charge sheet exempting Salim Raj    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The CBI Thursday filed a charge sheet in the Thiruvananthapuram CBI court arraigning five persons including former deputy tehsildar in the Kadakampally land fraud case. Salim Raj, gunman of former chief minister Oommen Chandy has been exempted from the charge sheet.

         Prohibitory order clamped in court surroundings    
KOCHI: Formation of groups on the premises of Kerala High court has been prohibited. The Prohibitory order will be in place for 15 days from today. The restriction will be there in Manjooran road, ERG road, Abraham Madamakkal road and Salim Road that lie in the surroundings of the court. The order was issued by Kochi City Police Commissioner to prevent unlawful assembly at these places.

         CAT dismisses Sen Kumar’s plea    
KOCHI: The Central Administrative Tribunal Thursday dismissed DGP T P Senkumar’s plea questioning government’s action removing him from the state police chief’s post.

         Three-member family die after fridge explodes in capital city    
PEROORKADA: Three members of a family were found dead in their house at Maruthur in Mannanthala Thursday morning. The dead identified as Anil Raj (40), his wife Aruna (35) and their four-year-old daughter Aleesa were found dead in their rented house near Maruthur Bridge on the MC Road.

         Register case against K Babu on complaint of bar owners, says vigilance    
THIRUVANANTHPURAM: Vigilance range SP Thursday recommended director Jacob Thomas to register a case against former excise minister K Babu on the complaint that he amended norms and granted bar licenses against the rules.

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