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       HEADLINES: Sec 377 slapped on ‘gay’ techie                                              One more held in Kumbalam murder case                                              Man held for sexually abusing daughter                                              V S supports Governor                                              Governor need not be varsities’ chancellor: Vakkom                                              CPI(M) asks top leadership to place fresh draft on political-tactical line                                              India re-elected to UN Economic and Social Council                                              SC stays proceedings on defamation cases against Swamy                                              Bollywood actresses identified in black buck poaching case                                              UK defence Secretary meets Jaitley                                              Nearly 200 people buried in massive landslide in Lanka                                              Nikki Haley's opponent in trouble over terrible sexist remarks                                              Five Indian fishermen sentenced to death by Lankan court                                              Bengaluru FC beat Mohammedan Sporting in Durand                                              Saina climbs to No.5 in rankings                                              Advani clinches World Billiards title, bags 3 Grand Doubles                                              Kaumudi Facebook
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         Bars to close tomorrow    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In the wake of the high court order partially accepting the government’s liquor policy, the government has decided to implement the closure of all two star and three star bars on Friday.

 
         Car rams into schoolchildren’s group; eight injured    
 
THRISSUR: A speeding car lost control and rammed into a group of school children at Karukutty in Angamali. Eight were injured in the incident. The condition of two is serious. The accident happened in the evening. More details are awaited.

 
         Child welfare committee turns custodian of child ‘sold out’ by mother    
 
VAIKOM: Child Welfare Board committee took the custody of a two-and-a-half year old baby boy following the complaint of his grandmother that the mother had sold him.

 
         HC verdict endorses govt’s liquor policy: CM    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said that the high court order was a recognition for the government’s liquor policy.

 
         Kerala diaspora voters can register online    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With Kerala going 100 percent online in preparing voters list, Keralites working abroad can register their names online in the upcoming special summary revision of electoral rolls, an official said here Thursday.

 
         2.5 kg silver idol fished out of river    
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A silver idol was found in the river at Udayamperoor on Thursday. It was found lying in the river passing along Mulanthuruthi road near Kolancherikkadavu bridge. The idol weighs more than 2.5 kg and has the shape a dance artiste. It was first noticed by one Ajayan from Udayamperoor Padikkatharayil, who had come for fishing in the river. Later, the locals who came to know about it from Ajayan informed Udayamperoor police

 
         Serial actor held for trafficking liquor    
 
HARIPPAD: A serial actor and his friend who tried to traffic arrack on bike was nabbed by Harippad Excise officers on Thursday. The nabbed persons were Jayakumar from Kayamkulam and Ajith kumar. Among them, Jayakumar is a serial actor. Ten litre arrack and the bike on which they transported it were seized from them.

 
         HC upholds ban on bars, gives relief to four-star hotels    
 
 
KOCHI: The Kerala High Court Thursday upheld the state government's new excise policy directing closure of bars in two and three-star hotels. However, the court allowed the hotels in the four-star and heritage categories to run bars though the state government had banned bars in all hotels below the five-star status.

 
         Person arrested for trying to smuggle gold hidden inside toys    
 
 
KARIPUR: A passenger was arrested on Thursday from Karipur airport when he tried to smuggle one-kg gold after concealing it inside toys. The man, a native of Adivaram, had arrived from Doha.

 
         Governor need not be varsities’ chancellor: Vakkom    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Congress leader and former governor Vakkom Purushothaman has come out in the open with scathing criticism against the governor.

 
         V S supports Governor    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan has come out in support of Governor P Sathasivam. He justified the governor's decision to convene the meeting of vice-chancellors of universities. "It was not right on the part of government to have criticised the governor. For the mess created in universities, the government is to blame," he said.

 
         Man held for sexually abusing daughter    
 
PARASSALA: The Pozhiyoor police arrested a man for sexually abusing his daughter. A team led by Parasssala circle inspector Chandra Kumar arrested the accused Subhash Chandrabose (54) of Pozhiyoor Thursday morning. He has another wife and three children in Kollam.

 
         One more held in Kumbalam murder case    
 
 
KASARGOD: One more person has been arrested in connection with the murder of a CPM activist in Kumbalam. The arrested has been identified as Varadarajan of Kuthirappadi. The police also seized the bike used by the accused.

 
         Sec 377 slapped on ‘gay’ techie    
 
 
BANGALORE: A year after marriage a lady dentist was startled to discover that her husband could be gay, after closely watching his mannerisms and behaviour for some time. This was, however, confirmed when she caught his alleged homosexual encounters on hidden cameras installed in their Malleswaram home in Bangalore

 
         Verdict on bar licence case today    
 
 
KOCHI: Kerala High Court will deliver the verdict on bar licence case on Thursday. The pronouncement will be made at around 1:45 pm.

 
         Rs 800 cr Central aid for Vizhinjam project via VGF    
 
 
NEW DELHI: The Union government has sanctioned Viability Gap Fund (VGF) for Vizhinjam International harbour project. Through VGF, the project will get Rs 800 crore from the Centre.

 
         Hassan criticises Governor’s action    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: KPCC Vice-president M M Hassan has criticised Governor P Sathasivam for convening the meeting of vice-chancellors. He said the government’s action was an encroachment on the power of the government. “The governor’s action was not right. Vice-chancellors’ council formed by the governor to evaluate the functioning of universities doesn’t have legal validity,” Hassan said in a press conference.

 
         Top office holders should maintain status    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Persons holding top positions should maintain their status, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. Briefing reports after the weekly cabinet briefing, he said this on questions regarding the universities of Kerala. He refused to comment on vice chancellors meet called by the governor. On queried again, he said ‘no comments’.

 
         HC refuses to declare hartals as illegal    
 
 
KOCHI: The Kerala High Court Wednesday refused to declare calling of hartals as illegal and asked the state government to consider framing comprehensive legislation to restrict or prohibit the same. A full bench of the court also directed the state to monitor all events of strikes and hartals and call for reports from district magistrates about them.

 
         Iron rod pierces body of patient experiencing epileptic fits    
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: An iron rod pierced the body of a person who was experiencing epileptic seizure on Wednesday and he was saved by Fire force personal who rushed to the spot.

 
         No ban on flex board, only restriction    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Cabinet has taken a decision not to ban flex boards but only place certain restrictions on their usage. The cabinet meeting has accepted the report submitted by Cabinet sub-committee in this regard. From now onwards permission to install flex boards will be given with certain pre-conditions.

 
         Student injured in suicide bid    
 
CHIRAYANKEEZHU: A tenth class student has been admitted to the hospital after she allegedly attempted to commit suicide by jumping before a train. The victim has been identified as Anakha alias Rani (15) of Chirayankeezhu.

 
         Plea for CBI probe in attack on Krishna Pillai Memorial    
 
 
KOCHI: A plea has been filed in the Kerala High Court seeking an investigation in the attack towards the memorial of P Krishna Pillai in Alappuzha. Latheesh Chandran, former personal staff of opposition leader V S Achuthanandan, filed the plea in the court.

 
         VS slams party probe in TP murder case    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan, who lashed at the CPM central and state leaderships the previous day, has done the same today. This time he slammed the party in connection with the murder of RMP leader T P Chandrasekharan.

 
         BJP activist held for murder of CPM activist    
 
KASARGOD: The police Wednesday arrested a BJP activist in connection with the murder of CPM activist in Seethamgoli. The arrested has been identified as Mithun of Kumbala. Police have intensified search to trace rest of the accused.

 
         Calicut varsity hostel issue resolved: Edn Minister    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Education Minister P K Abdu Rabb has said that the Calicut university hostel issue has been resolved. A decision has been taken to build a new hostel, for which Rs 8.5 lakh has been earmarked.

 
         Twins born to Aju Varghese, Agusteena    
 
 
KOCHI: Young actor Aju Varghese and his wife Agusteena have been blessed with twin babies. One is a baby girl and the other a baby boy. Aju himself has announced this through Facebook.

 
         Mother, daughter die of burns    
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A woman and a daughter died of burns. The incident happened at Valiyathannimoottil near Palode. The two dead has been identified as Ranimol (32) of Nandiyode and daughter Elsa aged two. Reports first said the two died in a gas cylinder explosion.

 
         Organisational polls: Sudheeran foresees play of consensus    
 
 
NEW DELHI: KPCC president V M Sudheeran has said that one could not dismiss the chances for election of office-bearers through consensus in the organisational election of the Congress party. In Kerala, earlier also office-bearers have been elected through consensus. In the present instance, workers' sentiments will be respected.

 
         Idol, lamps found from deserted house plot    
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: From a deserted house plot behind Pattom Government Girls High School, idols of goddesses, lamp and vessels were found on Tuesday.

 
 
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