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August 31, Monday 2015 12:10 PM       
       HEADLINES: Bombs hurled at houses of CPM-BJP activists in Kannur                                              Volvo bus gutted in fire                                              Murder of BJP activist: Three CPM activists held                                              Bid to commercialize Sree Narayana Guru, says VS                                              Youth drowns                                              FIR against Vinod Kambli, wife Andrea for beating up maid                                              Indrani, Khanna blame each other during interrogation                                              Nation shocked, pained at Gujarat violence: PM                                              Will take agitation to national level: Hardik Patel                                              Thai police hunt for more suspects after Bangkok bomb arrest                                              Fire at Saudi oil firm’s residential complex kills two                                              Plane makes emergency landing on highway in Sweden                                              We will make it count say Indian women hockey eves                                              Goa prepared to host National Games-2016: Bhakta                                              Rain interrupts play, India 21/3                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         Political violence continues in Kannur, CPM activist held with bombs    
KANNUR: Political violence is continuing in and around the city. Houses of BJP and CPM activists were attacked in Pallikkunnu. The houses of BJP activist Rijesh and CPM activists Jishnu and M T Rajan were attacked last night. Rajan is CPM Pallikkunnu local committee member and Palliyammoola branch secretary.

         CPM not against rallies connected with faith, says P Jayarajan    
KANNUR: The party is not against rallies in connection with faith, said CPM Kannur district secretary P Jayarajan. However, the party will strongly oppose efforts to undermine peace in the country, he said while addressing a press meet.

         Actress Muktha gets married    
KOCHI:South Indian actress Muktha got married to Rinku Tomy, brother of singer Rimi Tomy at St George Syro-Malabar Catholic Forane Church in Edappally, Kochi on Sunday. The bride wore chatta and mundu, the traditional dress of the Christians.

         Steps will be taken to promote Guru’s visions, says Mahesh Sharma    
POTHENCODE: Steps would be taken to promote the visions of social reformer Sree Narayana Guru in the country and in the world, said Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture, Tourism Mahesh Sharma.

         Youth drowns    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A 20-year-old-youth drowned at Thirumala. He has been identified as Subin, a native of Kattappana in Idukki. The incident happened when he came to write an exam at the Pangode army camp.

         Bid to commercialize Sree Narayana Guru, says VS    
ALAPPUZHA: There is a bid to commercialize Sree Narayana Guru, said opposition leader V S Achuthanandan. Some politicians and those leading some caste based organizations are behind it, he said. VS made the criticism without naming SNDP Yogam general secretary Vellappally Natesan while inaugurating the 161st Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi celebrations in the district.

         Murder of BJP activist: Three CPM activists held    
THRISSUR: The police Sunday arrested three CPM activists in connection with the murder of BJP activist Abhilash at Vellikkulangara. The arrested has been identified as Rajan, Sivadasan and Dennis, natives of Vasupuram. Rajan was arrested from Vasupuram and the other two from Kallettumkkara.

         Volvo bus gutted in fire    
HYDERABAD: The Volvo bus proceeding towards Kozhikode from Hyderabad was gutted in a fire early Sunday morning. However, no casualties were reported.

         Bombs hurled at houses of CPM-BJP activists in Kannur    
KANNUR: Some sporadic incidents were witnessed in Kannur on Sunday where a tense situation is already prevailing after a clash broke out between the CPM and the BJP. Bombs were hurled at the houses of CPM and BJP activists in the district. Miscreants hurled bombs at the house of K Renjith, BJP district president at Palliyanmoola.

         Padmaprabha award for Benyamin    
KOZHIKODE: Youth story writer and Novelist Benyamin has been selected for this year’s Padma Prabha award. The award comprises Rs 75000 cash, a stone-studded plaque and a citation.

         Gandhian hopes for liquor-free Onam    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Prominent Gandhian Gopinathan Nair has urged the political parties in Kerala to work together to make this year’s Onam a liquor-free one.

         Stringent measures needed against attacks: Sudheeran    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: KPCC president M Sudheeran has urged the government to take stringent action against CPM-BJP attacks that are going on in different parts of the State

         V T Balram favours caste reservation    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Youth MLA V T Balram has come out endorsing caste reservation in society. Through his facebook post he has said that caste reservation should continue and be extended to more areas.

         Pinarayi alleges Chandy-RSS nexus    
KANNUR: The government led by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is supporting the RSS to unleash violence in the state, alleged CPM politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan. Chandy is trying to foster the RSS and the murder of a CPM activist in Kasargod was part of it, he said.

         VS seeks CBI probe into ‘108 ambulance graft’    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan has sought a CBI inquiry into alleged corruption related to ‘108’ ambulance project. “As the Rajasthan government has ordered a CBI inquiry into a similar kind of corruption regarding 108 ambulance in that state, a CBI inquiry here also becomes relevant,” Achuthanandan said in a statement on Saturday.

         CPM, BJP unleashing violence in state, says Chennithala    
KOCHI: Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala accused the CPM and the BJP for unleashing violence in the state, said. A planned move is on to conduct political murders. The minister asked the CPM and the BJP to withdraw from it, he said.

         Kodiyeri seeks judicial probe in Fort Kochi accident    
KOCHI: CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan Saturday sought a judicial probe on the boat tragedy in Fort Kochi. Addressing the press meet, he demanded a comprehensive probe on the incident.

         CPM, BJP activists killed in Kasargod and Thrissur    
KOZHIKODE/THRISSUR: After an interval political murders have been witnessed in the state again. A CPM activist and a BJP activist have been killed in Kasargod and Thrissur. The CPM and the BJP are observing a hartal in Kozhikode and at Kodakara panchayat in Thrissur in protest against the attacks.

         Three killed in car-traveller collision    
KOZHIKODE: Three persons were killed when two cars collided with a tempo traveller at Azhinjilam on the national highway in the district. The passengers in the car identified as Manjunath, Tilak Nath and Anil Choudhari, natives of Karnataka were those killed in the accident.

         Boat tragedy: Toll reaches seven    
KOCHI: Death toll in the Fort Kochi boat tragedy has risen to seven with the recovery of a body of an 18-year-old girl in a harbour near here this morning, police said.

         Local polls can be held after Nov 20, says govt    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government Wednesday said polls to local bodies can be conducted either on November 23rd or 25th. The government will inform this to the court through an affidavit when the case is considered on September 3. The decision was taken after talks were held between the chief minister, ministers and the chief secretary.

         Vizhinjam case: SC criticises green tribunal    
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court harshly criticised the green tribunal on the order against the Vizhinjam project. The court asked whether the tribunal has the right to intervene in all issues. One cannot say that they have the right equal to the high court. The tribunal has only a legal power, the court said.

         Kunhalikutty threatened election commission, says Pinarayi    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Minister P K Kunhalikutty had threatened the election commission, said CPM politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan. Instead of correcting Kunhalikutty, the chief minister is supporting him, he said.

         Six killed as boat sinks after collision off Kochi    
KOCHI: Six persons were killed when a boat carrying around 30 passengers capsized and sank in the harbour mouth off Fort Kochi after colliding with a fishing craft Wednesday, police said. Around 20 passengers have been rescued so far by personnel of Coast Guard, Navy and Marine police with the assistance of local fishermen, they said.

         Rs 2.85 crore, 15 kg gold seized    
MALAPPURAM: Unaccounted money to the tune of Rs 2.85 crore and 15 kg of gold were seized from a car at Perinthalmanna area here Tuesday.

         Couple dies in accident    
KOOTHATTUKKULAM: A couple was killed after a lorry struck their bike at Ambalamkunnil near Koothattukkulam. The couple has been identified as Joseph (55) and Elsy (50) of Mangalathuthazhathu Veettil.

         Report says KGB’s son-in-law encroached ‘puramboke land’    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The officials submitted a report saying that P V Sreenijan, son-in-law of Supreme Court former Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan, has encroached land at the banks of the Chalakudy river. A probe by the revenue and irrigation departments have found that they have constructed an illegal granite wall and a lawn.

         Fame of playback singers falling, says K S Chitra    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The fame of playback singers in films are seen falling, said noted singer K S Chitra. Earlier, we used to tell new singers to take singing as profession, but today we cannot say that.

         Death at CET: Baiju remanded    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Judicial Magistrate Court in the capital city has remanded Baiju, the main accused in connection with the death of a student of College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram, for 14 days.

         G Sudhakaran takes a dig at VS    
ALAPPUZHA: G Sudhakaran MLA Monday came down heavily on opposition leader V S Achuthanandan after he refused to inaugurate the developmental activities made by him using the MLA fund at the school in Punnapra. Sudhakaran said that he did not reach the party under the shade of VS and became a MLA and minister.

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