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         Couple dies in accident    
 
KOZHIKODE: A couple was killed after the car in which they were travelling ran over a lorry from behind in Koyilandy. The couple died has been identified as Basheer (54) of Nandi and his wife Jameela (47).

 
         Pulgaon arms depot fire: Malayali major among dead    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A Malayali major also was there among security personnel and Army officers who died on Tuesday when a massive fire broke out at one of Asia's biggest ammunition depot in Maharashtra's Pulgaon that houses the largest stockpile of weapons in the country.

 
         Unusual posting for union leader on his retirement day?    
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Now, it is alleged that the LDF government has gone out its way to give a union leader a posting on the very day of his retirement. It was KGOA State Secretary Prof. C Sasikumar who was made Thiruvananthapuram Engineering College principle overlooking recruitment norms. The appointment was for just one hour. The appointment order was given at 4 pm and he remained the principal till 5pm.

 
         Rishiraj not to join BSF service, to continue in Kerala    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Central government has appointed IPS officer Rishi Raj Singh as BSF ADGP. He is currently the State Jail chief. But, Rishiraj Singh has said he would continue in Kerala as he had requested for a posting in the CBI, which was not heeded. It was the Central government’s Recruitment board that appointed Rishiraj Singh as the BSF Additional Director General of Police.

 
         Goods Lorries to go on strike from June 12    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Goods lorry operators in the State will go on strike from June 12 in protest against National Green Tribunal’s order banning over-ten-year-old diesel vehicles with more than 2000 cc. Good Lorries from other states will also go off the roads. Kerala Motor Vehicle protection council had earlier called for a token strike on June 15 to protest the order. Lorry operators from other states will also take part in the day’s strike.

 
         Senkumar goes on leave, temporary charge given to Hemachandran    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: T P Senkumar, who was removed from the DGP post, has gone on leave at a time when controversies over his transfer are continuing. Intelligence DGP A Hemachandran has been given the temporary charge.

 
         Removal of Senkumar: Pinarayi to react later    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Tuesday refused to react on the removal of T P Senkumar from the post of DGP. He told reporters that he would react on it later.

 
         Shunting me out a breach of law: Senkumar    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Former DGP T P Senkumar has come out with hints that he may take legal recourse against shunting him out of the post of DGP. He told media persons that there was no point in continuing as State Police Chief if the government has lost trust in him. “Removing me from the post amounts to breach of police rules. There are legal flaws in the move. The shift is against a Supreme Court order and Police Act. If the government didn’t like me, it should have informed me that ear

 
         Locals torch bus involved in accident    
 
MALAPPURAM: A person sustained injuries after a bus hit him Tuesday afternoon at Chankuvetti in Malappuram. The enraged mob torched the bus. Following the incident, a tense situation is prevailing in the area.

 
         Cloth merchant dies in accident    
 
 
KATTAPPANA: A cloth merchant was killed after a private bus struck his bike. The dead has been identified as Thenoor Vijayan (56) of Kattappana. The accident happened Tuesday afternoon at 1.30 pm at Kattappana Kuttikkanam route near Nariyampara.

 
         Jisha murder: More DNA evidence of murderer obtained    
 
 
KOCHI: The new investigation team in the Jisha murder case has obtained more DNA evidence, which could prove decisive in cracking the case. The examination of flesh remnants found under the finger nails of Jisha and blood stains found on the lock of Jisha’s room could provide evidence to identify the murderer, believes the police.

 
         Athirappilly: Govt not stubborn, says Kadakampally    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As the LDF government face differences in its own ranks over the Athirappilly hydro- electric project, Power Minister Kadakampally Surendran Tuesday said no project would be implemented ignoring the sentiments of people.

 
         Senkumar is an efficient official, says Chennithala    
 
 
NEW DELHI: T P Senkumar, who was removed from the DGP post, is an efficient official, said former home minister Ramesh Chennithala. He was an official who executed justice without looking anybody’s face, he told reporters in Delhi.

 
         New appointment is a new message, says Jacob Thomas    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government has given a new message by appointing me as the new vigilance chief, said DGP Jacob Thomas. I’ll try my best to complete the new message, he told reporters here.

 
         All my vertebras are still intact, says Senkumar    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: I still have all my vertebras intact, said T P Senkumar. During the last 35 years I have always kept honesty, integrity and justice and a special care for the downtrodden, he wrote in the police chief’s Facebook page. He started writing by saying this could be his last Facebook post as SPC of Kerala.

 
         Senkumar expresses displeasure over shift in post    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: T P Senkumar has expressed displeasure for shifting him from the post of state DGP. He conveyed his displeasure to his close friends and refused to respond on the transfer. As part of the protest, he may delay in taking over the new post. He told reporters that he will respond after getting the transfer order.

 
         Jisha murder: HC rules out CBI probe    
 
 
KOCHI: Kerala High Court on Monday ruled that there was no need to order a CBI probe into the Jisha murder case then and hence it was not interfering in the case. The division bench gave the order in response to a petition filed by persons including Adv Mini, seeking CBI inquiry or inquiry by a team led by woman police officer. The government had submitted the progress report of the probe in a sealed cover. The government argued that the probe was at a decisive phase. The bench consider

 
         Jairam criticises Ker govt's move to push Athirappilly project    
 
 
KOCHI: Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh today criticised Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's move to push the long pending hydro-electric project at ecologically sensitive Athirappilly in the state, terming it a "perfect recipe for ecological disaster". The former Environment Minister's remarks came a day after Vijayan backed state Electricity Minister Kadakampally Surdendran who said that the new CPI(M)-led LDF government would implement the project proposed across Chalakkudy ri

 
         Motor strike on June 15    
 
 
PALAKKAD: Different motor workers’ associations have called for motor strike in Kerala on June 15 to protest against the order of the Kochi circuit bench of Green Tribunal banning over 2000 cc diesel vehicles that are more than 10-yr-old.

 
         Palmolein case: Trial on June 23    
 
THRISSUR: Thrissur Vigilance court has decided to begin the first phase of trial of the controversial Palmolein case on June 23. The court ordered that all the accused including former Chief Secretary Jiji Thomson and former minister T H Mustafa be present for the trial on the day. The court entered into these proceedings heeding to the Supreme Court instruction that the trail be completed in a time-bound manner.

 
         PB decides to give VS post with cabinet rank    
 
 
NEW DELHI: The Politburo which met in New Delhi today decided to give CPM leader V S Achuthanandan a post with cabinet rank. But the exact details of the position will be discussed and decided by the party later at the state-level. But PB didn’t discuss anything about including VS in State Secretariat and giving him the post of LDF chairman. The decision in this regard was shelved.

 
         BJP draws RSS flak    
 
 
KOCHI: RSS has criticised the BJP at a meeting held in Kochi to review the result of Kerala Assembly election. RSS leaders alleged there was flaw in the campaign. State President Kummanam Rajasekharan and former president V Muraleedharan should not have contested the election and instead, lead the campaigns across the State.

 
         Period of Group war in party is over : Chennithala    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala has said that groupism within the Congress party is a bygone thing. “My aim would be unite to everybody in the Congress party in order to enliven the Congress party,” he said at a press conference in Press club here.

 
         LNG project: Agreement reached to remove obstacles    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM Consensus was reached in the meeting held between Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Petronet MD Prabhat Kumar Singh today regarding the removal of obstacles in Kochi-Mangalapuram LNG pipe line project. Sigh told media persons that his company would complete the project within two years and will submit the project to Kerala. Pinarayi asked Petronet to submit a detailed report about the project. A decision was also reached to take immediate steps to remove the conc

 
         Chennithala wants public debate over Athirappilly    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Amidst "differences" in ruling LDF over implementation of a hydro-electric project in ecologically sensitive Athirappilly, Leader of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala Monday said a public debate over it was necessary to form a consensus.

 
         School at Kiraloor closed    
 
THRISSUR: Parasurama Memorial School at Kiraloor was shut down following a court order today. Officials including AEO who had gone to close down the school were blocked by agitators and the police had to arrest them. Four people are in the police custody. The management had moved court to get the order to close it down, stating that the school was running at a loss. But as a group came to oppose the closing down of the school, the AEO arrived at the school with police protection and seized al

 
         Chennithala chosen opposition leader    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The congress parliamentary part meet convened in the capital city Sunday chose KPCC former chief Ramesh Chennithala as the opposition leader. Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit, one of AICC observers, announced the decision.

 
         Pinarayi favours Athirappilly Project    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said there should be no concern on the Athirappilly Hydro Electric Project. Talking to reporters here, he said the LDF had earlier discussed about it.

 
         Charred remains of man shot dead by son recovered    
 
 
CHENGANUR: The police Sunday recovered the charred remains of a man, a Keralite NRI, who was shot dead by his son. After shooting his father Joy V John, Sherin John took the body to a godown near the parking lot close to their residence and burnt it, before dumping it in Pampa at Arattupuzha. The left arm of Joy V John was recovered today.

 
         Pinarayi should change stand on Mullaperiyar, says Chandy    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Former chief minister Oommen Chandy termed as unfortunate, the stand of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in connection with the new dam at Mullaperiyar. Talking to reporters here, he said the congress is anxious on the safety of the people.

 
 
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