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       HEADLINES: Vigilance raid at flats of Tom Jose                                              Raids deliberate attempt to insult me, says Tom Jose                                              CM criticises CBI action against Jacob Thomas                                              I was humiliated by presenting me as encroacher, says Mamukoya                                              Death threat to Chennithala: Police file case                                              Pak violates ceasefire in Jammu, Rajouri, Kathua; girl injured                                              Indian-origin bus driver burnt alive in Australia                                              Jaish chief Masood Azhar is a terrorist, says Musharraf                                              Australian parents jailed for daughter's 15 years of abuse                                              IS killed at least 232 people near Mosul this week: UN                                              Pak summons India's Deputy HC over 'ceasefire violations'                                              Under-fire Dhoni faces tricky Kiwis Test in series-decider                                              Uthappa, Nair slam unbeaten tons to help Karnataka recover                                              Sania-Hingis pair enters last four of WTA Finals                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         Strong direction to form anti-narcotic club in high schools    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Excise Commissioner has informed that all high schools and higher secondary schools, which have not yet started anti-narcotic club, should start one within November 30. In order to further the activates of the club, schools should call 0471- 2322825 or email

         Complainant beaten up at Kerala House in Delhi    
NEW DELHI: A social activist who came to meet Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to give him a complaint was allegedly beaten up. The victim has been identified as Thiruvananthapuram native Om Mangalassery. He has complained to Delhi police against four persons including Kerala House Chief Controller in this regard.

         New govt circular imposes strong restriction on fire works    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Explosives department has imposed strong restriction on firework displays in the State. It has sent a new circular to Thrissur Pooram organisers, district collectors to ensure that crackers like ‘gund’ and ‘amit’ with high explosive power are not used in fireworks. The decision was taken on the basis of studies conducted following the Kollam Poottingal fire tragedy. Among the explosives used in fireworks, Potassium Chlorate should not be used. The district coll

         Death threat to Chennithala: Police file case    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Police have filed a case against underworld don Ravi Poojari for allegedly giving death threats to Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala and his family through the mobile phone. The case has been filed under IPC 506, Kerala Police Act 120.

         I was humiliated by presenting me as encroacher, says Mamukoya    
KOZHIKODE: Actor Mamukoya has complained that Kozhikode Corporation authorities had humiliated him by depicting him as an illegal encroacher of government land. He alleged that the police had behaved with him impolitely in the name of evacuating old settlements in the area.

         Assembly discusses street dog issue; Jaleel points out hurdles    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opposition leader today created din in the Assembly over street dog issue, blaming the government for it. They gave notice for adjournment motion. The Opposition said four people were allegedly killed over the last four months due to dog-bites. They said the government had failed in controlling the street dog population.

         CM criticises CBI action against Jacob Thomas    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has taken exception to CBI action against Vigilance Director Jacob Thomas. He said there was something unusual about the affidavit filed in the court by the CBI against Jacob Thomas. The chief minister informed this in the Assembly today.

         Didn’t get summons in solar case, no mention of my role in scam: Oommen Chandy    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Former Chief Minister has responded to the Bangalore court order that has punished him over the solar scam case. Oommen Chandy reiterated that he had not got the summons from the court. “It was my fault that I didn’t take the case seriously. Nowhere in the complaint or in the FIR, is it mentioned that I had a role in the scam,” Oommen Chandy claimed.

         Court orders vigilance probe against K C Joseph    
THALASSERY: The Thalassery vigilance court ordered a vigilance probe against former minister and congress leader K C Joseph over the amassment of wealth. The vigilance court has directed Kozhikode vigilance cell to hand over the investigation report before November 29.

         Raids deliberate attempt to insult me, says Tom Jose    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After the vigilance and anti-corruption bureau raided flats of president of IAS Officers Association Tom Jose, the senior IAS officer on Friday alleged that all the documents and information with regard to his properties had already been produced, and the "raids were being conducted deliberately to insult him".

         Vigilance raid at flats of Tom Jose    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The vigilance conducted a raid at the flats of additional chief secretary Tom Jose IAS. His flats in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram were raided in connection with the amassment of wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income.

         Street dog issue: Menaka Gandhi quoted out of context    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Union Minister of Women and Child development Menaka Gandhi has said her statement regarding invoking of Kerala Anti-Social Activities (Prevention) Act (KAAPA) against street dog killers was quoted out of context. She said the statement was part of her short interview with a private TV channel that was taken long before yesterday’s Varkala dog bite incident. In the interview Menaka Gandhi was seen saying that KAAPA should be invoked against those who kill dogs, get arre

         Encroachment: Concrete pathway leading to Mammukkoya’s house dug up    
KOZHIKODE: As part of the road-widening operation, the concrete pathway leading to famous film actor Mamukoya’s house, was dug up by the Kozhikode Corporation today, leaving the actor fuming. The operation was carried out today morning by Corporation authorities, who had arrived at the place with a JCB.

         Low floor services to Kozhikode    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Minister A K Saseendran informed the assembly that operating low floor bus services to Kozhikode from the capital city would be examined. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said there are 3691 women police cops in the state.

         Corruption of 10.34 crore in import of cashew nut, says V D Satheesan    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: V D Satheeshan alleged corruption in the assembly against the Cashew Corporation and CAPEX over the import of cashew nut. During finance request discussion, he said there is a corruption of Rs 10 crore in importing cashew nut directly.

         Kummanam disapproves of case against Sasikala teacher    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: BJP State chief Kummanam Rajasekharan has said filing of case against Viswa Hindu Parishath State General Secretary K P Sasikala was a wrong move. This is part of the game plan to destroy institutions.

         RSS using temple premises for weapons training should be stopped: P Jayarajan    
KANNUR: CPM Kannur district secretary P Jayarajan handed over a letter to the district collector pointing weapons training by the RSS in temples of Kannur, government firms and schools. The arms training are held in 25 temples, 20 schools and 13 government firms.

         Jose Maveli orchestrates killing of street dogs in Varkala; case filed    
VARKALA: Jose Maveli, an accused in a number of dog killing cases, today pounced on yet another opportunity to kill dogs in Varkala Mundayam, where Raghavan (90) had died of cardiac arrest hours after he was allegedly bitten by street dogs on Wednesday. He, with the support of Guruvayur Shanti Medicals Information Director Uma Preman paid certain men to heinously kill more 30 harmless street dogs that roamed the area.

         Communal speech: Case filed against Sasikala teacher    
KANJANGADU: Hosdurg police have registered a case against Viswahindu Parishath State Secretary K P Sasikala for allegedly making communal speech. The police said the case was filed under Section 153 (A) on the basis of the complaint filed by Government pleader. The government pleader had complained to the district police chief after the teacher’s speech started appearing in social medias. Hosdurg police filed the case based on the direction of the district police chief.

         Dog 'bites' housewife in Varkala    
VARKALA: A dog allegedly bit a house woman in Varkala two times today. The victim has been identified as Munda Watchermukku native and Ranjith Bhavan resident P Sunitha (49). She has sought treatment from Varkala Government hospital. The incident happened yesterday when Sunitha was in her kitchen. She was alone in the house as her husband Rajeev had gone out. Her sons were not in the house.

         Chennithala calls Maneka Gandhi a hypocrite    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala on Thursday called Union Minister Maneka Gandhi a "hypocrite" for opposing the killing of stray dogs in Kerala.

         IAS association expresses protest on raid at K M Abraham’s house    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The rift between the IAS and IPS officers is into a new level after the raid conducted at the house of K M Abraham, additional chief secretary, finance department.

         Kunchacko Boban gets UAE driving licence    
DUBAI: Film actor Kunchacko Boban got his UAE driving test after Mohanlal, Mammootty and Dulqar Salman. He obtained the license in his first attempt after getting trained from Dubai driving center. He was trained under Noushad Sharahabeel, a native of Varkala.

         Special squad formed to face goons in City    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: An Anti-Goonda squad headed by IG S Sreejith was formed in Kochi to counter goonda attack on Wednesday. The squad has been formed under the name City Task Force. With the formation of the squad, there will be more preventive arrests from now on. Real Estate dealers will also come under the scanner.

         Half of water pumped by Water Authority is lost    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Minister Mathew T Thomas informed the Assembly that half of the water pumped by the Water Authority every day is lost. “The water authority pumps 2517 million potable water every day. The exact quantity is not known since necessary metres are not installed in pumping stations. The difference between pumped water and metred water is 1258.5 million. The main reasons for this are misuse of water at public taps, leaks and looting of water. The PWD has been given special inst

         Lawyers block Police by mistake    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: At Vanchiyoor court, a bunch of lawyers today blocked policemen who went there to record the statement of a sexual harassment case victim. The policemen had gone there with cameras. Seeing them enter the court, the lawyers rushed towards them to block, thinking that they were media persons. The policemen were from the Fort police station.

         Registration-stamp paper fee will be reduced, says Thomas Isaac    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The fee for registration and stamp paper increased in the budget will be reduced, said Finance Minister Dr Thomas Isaac in the assembly. What is needed to replace it will be decided by the subject committee.

         Two-year-old bitten by stray dog    
KOZHIKODE: A two-year old was attacked by a stray dog in the district. Fathima, daughter of Rasheed of Poolakkadavu, was attacked while she was playing in front of her house.

         Women journalists’ complaint will be handed over to DGP: Women's Commission    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Women’s Commission Chairman K C Rosa Kutty teacher has informed that she would hand over to the DGP the complaint given by women journalists against lawyers. “Humiliating women journalists in the public is a bad precedence. The lawyers themselves coming forward to break law is unjustifiable. All steps will be taken to withdraw the case against journalists in connection with the clash at Vanchiyoor court premise, if the cases are found to be fake ones. The Commis

         Man attacked by stray dogs die    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A 90-year-old man, who was seriously injured after attacked allegedly by a pack of stray dogs while lying in the sit out of a house at Varkala, died here Wednesday.

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