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August 29, Monday 2016 2:03 AM       
       HEADLINES: Delhi-Bangalore Express trains to be diverted via Thirunelveli                                              If Mani goes out, Kerala Congress will survive, says PC George                                              Angamaly train derailment: Many trains cancelled                                              Mother, daughters jump before train                                              All from sunken boat rescued                                              ISRO tests Scramjet Rocket engine                                              Unity & Love are basic mantras to address Kashmir problem: PM                                              Sachin lauds Rio winners, hopes journey doesn't stop here                                              China, Pak may counter any Indian disruption to CPEC: expert                                              Mid-air horror as engine torn apart, US flight diverted                                              'Dhyan Chand should have got Bharat Ratna ahead of Sachin'                                              PM asks states to form committees to prepare for Olympics                                              Dhoni wins toss, elects to bowl again                                              Kaumudi Facebook
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         No need for lighting lamps, chanting prayers during govt functions, says minister    
 
 
ALAPPUZHA: Minister G Sudhakaran has again courted controversy, saying that there was no need to light lamp or say any prayer during a government function. In school assemblies it is not right to say prayers that describes one God. “The practice of questioning those who don’t light lamp shows brahmanical supremacy,” Sudhakaran said in Alappuzha.

 
         All from sunken boat rescued    
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: 20 persons were rescued from a trawler that sank at Puthanthoppu on Sunday. The mishap occurred around 3 pm at inner sea, 20 km off seashore. The boat overturned after being swept out to inner sea by strong waves.

 
         Mother, daughters jump before train    
 
 
KOLLAM: A mother along with her two daughters jumped before a train at Kollam Sashthamkotta and sustained serious injuries. Pandalam native Athira and her children Yuktha (4) and Vava (2) were the persons who did the daring act. They have been admitted to a private hospital.

 
         Angamaly train derailment: Many trains cancelled    
 
 
KOCHI: Following the derailment of Mangalapuram-Express train, many trains were cancelled and some were diverted. The Railways said it would take at least 10 hours to re-establish traffic flow. Cancelled trains Ernakulam-Kannur Express Kannur-Alappuzha Express Thiruvannathapuram-Guruvayur Intercity Thrissur-Guruvayur passenger Gurvayur-Ernakulam passenger Thrissur-Kozhikode passenger Shornur-Ernakulam passenger Ernakulam-Alappuzha passenger Alappuzha-Ernakulam passenger

 
         Big fire at garment shop near Padmanabha Swamy temple    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Fire was spotted in the godown of a garment shop in front of Padmanabha Swamy temple, causing alarm in the area as it comes under high security zone. Firemen are toiling hard to put out the fire. The fire is said to have spread from an iron box and short-circuit is said to be the reason for the fire. No casualty was reported as the employees were not inside the go down but fire has been raging even after two hours. The fire which broke out at the Richmond uniform housed in

 
         If Mani goes out, Kerala Congress will survive, says PC George    
 
 
PATHANAMTHITTA: PC George MLA has said if the Kerala Congress (M) has to survive the current bad times, it should expel its chairman K M Mani from the post he is holding. “Mani will not resign on his own and hence the only way is to expel him from the post,” said George after inaugurating Ayyankali birthday celebrations organised by DHRM.

 
         Delhi-Bangalore Express trains to be diverted via Thirunelveli    
 
 
THIRUNELVELI: Following the derailment of Mangalapuram Express at Kurukutty, services of train going towards other states from Kerala via Ernakulum have been disrupted. Under these circumstances long distances train from Kerala will be diverted via Thirunelveli.

 
         Aslam murder: Main accused under arrest    
 
 
KOZHIKODE: The main accused in the case related to the murder of Thooneri Youth League activist Aslam was arrested today. The arrested person is CPM activist and Nadapuram Vellore native Rameesh. He is the person who allegedly plotted the murder and stalked Aslam, giving directions to the murderers. The deserted car that was used by them to execute the plot was earlier found by the police. Four persons have been arrested till now in connection with the case. CPM worker Nithin alias Kuttu has

 
         12 coaches of TVM- Mangalore express derail in Karukutty, none injured    
 
 
KOCHI: Twelve coaches of Thiruvananthapuram- Mangalore express derailed in the wee hours today near Karukutty station, around 45 kms from here, Southern Railway said. No casualties were reported in the incident.

 
         Life sentence for 12 RSS activists in Vadakkekkad Shameer case    
 
 
THRISSUR: The Thrissur additional sessions court Saturday sentenced to life 12 RSS activists in connection with the murder of Vadakkekkad Shameer, a DYFI activist.

 
         Special team should be entrusted for further probe, says Kodiyeri    
 
 
KOZHIKODE: A special team should be entrusted for the further probe in the bar bribery case, said CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan. Talking to reporters here, he said his party welcomes the further probe.

 
         Baby bitten by stray dog in Thrissur    
 
 
THRISSUR: There was an attack by stray dogs in Thrissur again. Three including a six-month old baby was bitten by a dog at Kuthambully. The dog attacked Thara, daughter of Vinod of Chamundi Nagar in Kuthambully, when her mother was bathing her in the courtyard.

 
         Intolerance towards political stand, says Mani    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The acts of those intolerant towards the political stand of the Kerala Congress and the vigilance official are behind the present revelations in the bar case, said party chairman K M Mani. A person is innocent till he is proved guilty, he told reporters here.

 
         DySP Najmal Hassan to probe bar case    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Though the vigilance court had ordered a further probe against former minister K M Mani in the bar bribe case, the case will not be probed by R Sukesan. Instead of Sukesan, DySP Najmal Hassan of the special investigating team will probe the case.

 
         Self-financing admission: Verdict unclear, says CM    
 
 
KOCHI: The verdict of the Kerala High Court in connection with the admission in self-financing medical colleges is unclear, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. If required, the government will approach the Supreme Court against the high court verdict, he told reporters here.

 
         Sukesan’s credibility has lost, convincing probe needed, says Sudheeran    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPRAM: The credibility of vigilance S P R Sukesan, who probed the bar bribery case is being questioned, said KPCC chief V M Sudheeran. It is appropriate not to entrust him the further probe in the bar case, Sudheeran said while talking to reporters.

 
         Vigilance court orders further probe in bar case    
 
 
THIRUVANANTAHPURAM: The Thiruvananthapuram Vigilance Court Saturday directed a further probe in the bar case against former finance minister K M Mani. The court passed the order after accepting SP Sukesan’s plea stating that vigilance former director ADGP Shankar Reddy had sabotaged the case.

 
         Vigilance is not a caged parrot now, says Jacob Thomas    
 
 
KOCHI: Vigilance director DGP Jacob Thomas said a strong probe would be conducted on the revelation of S P Sukesan in the bar case if the court directs. The vigilance is not a caged parrot now, he said while talking to reporters here.

 
         CPM Wayanad district secretary Bhaskaran dies    
 
 
KALPETTA: Noted trade union leader and CPM Wayanad district secretary C Bhaskaran (66) died here Saturday at a private hospital in the district. He was undergoing treatment for liver ailments for quite some time.

 
         Dog that bit six at Mala was rabid    
 
THRISSUR: It has been confirmed that the dog that bit six persons including school children was rabid. The test report available from Veterinary hospital confirmed this. The incident happened on Thursday evening and the victims are under treatment in Thrissur Medical College. But the doctors said that there was no need for anxiety as the victims are out of danger.

 
         Management seats: HC stays govt move    
 
 
KOCHI: In the case of admission to self-financing medical colleges, the government was in for a major setback today. The high court stayed the government step taking over all seats including the management seats. The stay comes with the condition that MBBS-Dental admission should be based on NEET ranking and managements can start accepting applications.

 
         CM to write to each family on govt’s achievements    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After completing 100 days at office, Chief Minister Pinarayi will write to each family about the achievements of his government. The government will collaborate with the postal department to make sure that the letter reaches each house. The idea was put forward by Public Relations department.

 
         Torturing son: Mother remanded for 14 days    
 
 
ADIMALI: Devikulam court has remanded Adimali (Idukki) resident Selina in police custody for 14 days in a case in which she allegedly tortured her son. Selina will be shifted to Thrissur Vanitha jail. The court also allowed her to take her three-month-old baby with her.

 
         Misbehaving with compere: Case against ACP    
 
 
KOCHI: Police have filed a case against ACP Vinayakumaran Nair for allegedly misbehaving with the compere at the Cocon International Cyber Security Conference organised by Kerala police. Kollam Anchalumoodu Police has filed the case on the basis of the girl’s complaint. He has been booked under charges of misbehaving with the girl.

 
         Dog bites couple at Sreekaryam    
 
 
ULLOOR: A couple who carelessly left their one-year-old child in the front yard of their house, which had no gates, had to pay the price for their act today. They got bitten by a street dog that entered their house compound. The victims of the dog bites are Sreekaryan Rose Nagar House Number 75 resident Gheevarghese (33) and wife Jinu Varghese (20). Both have been admitted to Thiruvananthapuram Medical College hospital.

 
         Lifer for accused in Valancherry Vinod Kumar murder case    
 
 
MANJERI: Manjeri district additional sessions court judge M R Anitha sentenced to life the accused in the murder case of Vinod Kumar in Valancherry. Charges of murder, conspiracy and destruction of evidence have been enforced on them. A fine of Rs 42,500 has also been imposed.

 
         Violent stray dogs will be killed, govt’s reply to Maneka Gandhi    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government has made it clear that the violent stray dogs in the state would be killed and there is no compromise in that. Union Minister Maneka Gandhi had harshly criticized the government’s move.

 
         Won't be able to give 50 pc share of seats to govt: Self-financing managements tells HC    
 
 
KOCHI: Self-financing Medical College managements have submitted in the Kerala high court that it won’t be able to give 50 percent share of the medical seats to the government. The government decision to take over all medical seats is breach of Supreme Court order. The admission should be carried out on the basis of the Central government’s NEET ordinance. As per the Ordinance, the government doesn’t have the right to interfere in the admission procedures, the managements argued. Chr

 
         Kerala's decision to kill 'dangerous' dogs unlawful: Maneka    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi has criticized the Kerala government's decision to kill "dangerous" stray dogs, calling it "unlawful and unscientific", even as she claimed that the move can make other canines even more hostile.

 
         Legal action if dogs are killed, Prashanth Bhooshan wrties to CM    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Cabinet was on Thursday bold enough to decide that the government need not heed Animal Welfare board's direction not to kill "violent" dogs. Citing the Supreme Court's observation that dogs which are threat to human life can be killed subject to conditions, the cabinet clarified that it would go ahead with killing of "violent" dogs in the wake of Pulluvila incident in which an old woman was allegedly mauled by dogs when she ventured out to the sea in the dead

 
 
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