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April 21, Monday 2014 7:29 AM       
       HEADLINES: Kerala against considering Santiago Martin’s plea                                              Gold seized in Karipur                                              Two killed in bike-cycle collision                                              Tribal woman killed by elephant                                              Christians celebrate Easter in Kerala                                              Rahul cancels Lalganj public meeting                                              FIR against Yoga guru Ramdev for violation of code                                              How can Rahul lead country when he cannot handle Amethi: Modi                                              Sonia cancels Maharashtra rallies, citing ill health                                              BJP conveys displeasure to Giriraj Singh over his remark                                              Death toll mounts in South Korean ferry disaster                                              India eves draw 2-2 with Ireland, pocket hockey series 2-0                                              Formula One: Hamilton storms to record pole in China                                              Dominant RCB outplay MI by seven wickets                                              Kaumudi Facebook
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         Five Keralites killed in Saudi Arabia    
 
 
MALAPPURAM: Five Keralites were killed and two seriously injured when the vehicle in which they were traveling lost control and met with the accident at Radwan in Saudi Arabia. The dead has been identified as Nawaz, Noushad, Janardhanan, Sreedharan and Jaleel.

 
         Christians celebrate Easter in Kerala    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Christians in Kerala Sunday celebrated Easter, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ after crucifixion. Thousands congregated for prayers in churches of various denominations across the state, where senior prelates and priests gave out the message of hope and revival as symbolised by the occasion.

 
         Govt hid report after accepting graft from bar owners, says VS    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government accepted a big amount as graft from bar owners so as not to implement the report of Justice M Ramachandran Commission in the liquor policy, alleged opposition leader V S Achuthanandan. In a release, VS sought a comprehensive probe in granting bar license.

 
         Tribal woman killed by elephant    
 
KANNUR: A 45-year- old tribal woman was killed by a wild elephant at Aralam in the district early Sunday. According to police, the dead was identified as Madhavi (45), wife of Mohanan They were living in a shed at 11th block at Aralam farm, the state's only tribal rehabilitation farm.

 
         Bar license only for three-star hotels, says panel    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Justice M Ramachandran Commission, who reviewed the liquor policy, recommended the state government to grant bar license only to at least three--star bar hotels. The panel also directed not to grant temporary bar licenses. The timings of bars should be from 11.30 am to 10 pm. Toddy shops should function only from 8 am to 8 pm.

 
         Two killed in bike-cycle collision    
 
THRISSUR: Two persons were killed after a bike and a cycle collided in Kodungalloor. The two have been identified as Shanawas (28) and Shajeer Ali (24), natives of of Kaippamangalam.

 
         Gold seized in Karipur    
 
 
KARIPUR: Gold weighing 750 grams was seized at the Karipur airport Sunday morning. The customs officials arrested one Abdu Rehman from Doha and a native of Malappuram in connection with the incident.

 
         Kerala against considering Santiago Martin’s plea    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala filed an affidavit in the Assam High Court seeking not to consider the plea of lottery king Santiago Martin against the ban in selling Nagaland lottery in the state. The state pointed out that Assam High Court has no right to consider Martin’s plea.

 
         Gold given to me was for temple works: Jeweller Raju    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Giving a new twist to the controversy over Amicus curiae report on Padmanabha Swamy temple, jeweller Raju has said that Uthradom Thirunal Marthandavarma had appointed him for gold-related temple works and on that account gold was given to him.

 
         Shaktan didn’t campaign actively for Tharoor: DCC    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The DCC has noted that there had been slight leakage of the Congress’ traditional votes in the Lok Sabha polls that recently got over in the State. It happened in Thirvananthapuram, Kazhakoottam, Vattiyoorkavu assembly constituencies. And, those who benefited from the leakage were the BJP candidates.

 
         VS seeks govt’s reply on Amicus curiae report    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan has said the government and Devaswom minister should give their answer to Amicus curiae’s report on Padmanabha swami temple.

 
         36 injured in Ponmudi Mini Bus accident    
 
 
VITHURA: A mini bus that was going towards Ponmudi from Kollam overturned into a gorge, injuring 36 passengers on board the bus. The condition of 21 persons is serious.

 
         Gold smuggled out of Padmanabha Swami temple: Amicus Curiae    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Amicus curiae Gopal Subramanyan in his report submitted before the Supreme Court had said that gold was smuggled out of the temple in the past. Gold was mixed with sand and taken out in lorries. The amount of gold stolen is not known. The smugglers had high-level contacts.

 
         State award jury belittled national awards: Dr Biju    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: 'Perariyathavar' director Dr Biju has alleged that the State award committee had an agenda to belittle the national award committee’s award decisions.

 
         Award ‘shocks’ Lal; Ann dedicates it to her father    
 
 
KOCHI: Lal, who won the best actor award along with Fahadh Faasil, said he was shocked to hear the jury announcing his name. “I’m happy about winning the award. The method used in deciding the award has increased the reputation of the awards,” he said.

 
         I am not hurt: Jayaram    
 
 
KOCHI: Actor Jayaram has said that though he had expected the State Award for the best actor, he is not worried about not getting the award.

 
         Fahad, Lal best actors, Ann best actress    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: New generation actor Fahad Fazil scored the best actor prize, which he shared with Lal at the Kerala Government film awards. In the award, which were announced today, Suraj Venjaramood, who surprised film buffs by winning the national award for the best actor along with Rajkumar Rao, was chosen as the best comedian by the seven-member state jury headed by veteran director P Bharatiraja.

 
         Extravagant life costs techies their family life    
 
 
KAZHAKOOTTAM: Unfortunately, carefree, lavish life of certain employees in Techno Park has ruined their family life, sometimes in its worst forms. The recent gruesome murder in Attingal, where a woman techie’s paramour ruthlessly killed her mother-in law and kid, is a clear example for this.

 
         Suraj Venjaramoodu calls on Jagathy    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: National award winner and Malayalam actor Suraj Venjaramoodu called on actor Jagathy Sreekumar at his residence in Jagathy. The relatives of Jagathy did not permit the media to enter inside.

 
         No votes have been leaked, says Muraleedharan    
 
 
KOZHIKODE: None of the BJP votes have been leaked in the state, said party state president V Muraleedharan. He said this while reacting to the allegations of the UDF and the LDF that votes have been traded in the state.

 
         Two pilgrims killed in car-bus collision    
 
KOCHI: Two pilgrims on their way to Malayatttor were killed when the car in which they were travelling collided with a bus at Kanjirakkad near Perumbavoor. No details have been obtained regarding the dead. Five persons sustained injuries.

 
         Keep royal family out of temple administration: Amicus curiae    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Amicus curiae Gopal Subramanyam has recommended for removal of special rights of Travancore royal family on temple administration. He has made this recommendation in a report submitted before two judges in the Supreme Court.

 
         Christians in state observe Good Friday    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Christians in Kerala Friday observed Good Friday as a day of prayers and penitence shunning all worldly comforts to commemorate the sufferings and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Devotees congregated in large numbers in Churches of various denominations across the state where senior prelates led special prayers to mark the day.

 
         KPCC bar on public utterances    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The KPCC issued a ban on public statements on the outcome of the just concluded Lok Sabha elections. If anybody has any opinions or criticisms in connection with electioneering can voice it at the KPCC meet to be convened on April 22, said its chief V M Sudheeran.

 
         Four pilgrims drown in Periyar    
 
 
KOCHI: Four pilgrims drowned while four others were rescued, while they were taking bath at river Periyar, near Kalady on Friday. According to police, the dead were identified as Joseph (15) of Tirupur, Rajesh (29), Suresh (20) of Munnar and Antony (31) of Marayoor.

 
         Pipe bursts in capital city    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The supply of water has been partially disrupted following a burst on one of the pipes. Water supply has been disrupted in Ambalamukku, Kesavadasapuram, Nalanchira, Medical College, Sreekaryam and Manvila areas.

 
         CPM’s allegation to cover embarrassment, says Chennithala    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The CPM’s allegation that law and order has deteriorated in the state is to cover the embarrassment in the upcoming defeat in the Lok Sabha polls, said Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala. The CPM is trying to divert the attention from the rout.

 
         Shukkoor warned for statement against Shanimol    
 
 
ALAPPUZHA: The KPCC Friday warned Alappuzha DCC president A A Shukkoor for his public statement against AICC former secretary Shanimol Usman in connection with the Lok Sabha polls. KPCC chief V M Sudheeran strictly directed not to publicise before the media the contents of the report prepared by DCCs in connection with the polls.

 
         Crime branch probe sought in Wayanad forest fire    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The report of Additional Chief Conservator of Forests (Vigilance) C S Yalakki handed over to Minister of Forests Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan has sought a crime branch probe on the forest fire in Wayanad. The report says 417.83 hectares of forest land have been destroyed in the fire.

 
         Again gold hunt at Karipur airport    
 
KOZHIKODE: Customs officials on Thursday seized 35 gold biscuits from two youths who arrived at Karipur airport from Dubai. The arrested are Shinu and Saju from Eranjickal. They were travelling towards Kozhikode and checks were conducted outside the flight.

 
 
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