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         Artiste collapses, dies during Thrissur pooram    
 
 
THRISUUR: A Maddalam artist collapsed and died during Thrissur pooram on Wednesday. It was Palakkad Kongadu native Kundalassery Krishnan Kutty Nair (62) who died.

 
         M S Ravi, a role model for others: Oommen Chandy    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Former chief minister Oommen Chandy said on Wednesday that the late Kerala Kaumudi Chief –editor M S Ravi’s gentleness and greatness can be made a model for others. He was speaking at the commemorative function held by Kerala Working Journalists’ Union district committee.

 
         Man, children drown in Kabani river    
 
 
WAYANAD: A man and his two children drowned in Kabani river on Wednesday. The dead have been identified as Chakkalakka native Baby (Scaria) and his children Ajith and Aani. The accident happened at Manjadikkadavu at Marakkadavu.

 
         Collector gives nod to Pooram fireworks    
 
 
THRISSUR: Thrissur district Collector has finally given permission to burst fire crackers during the Pooram festival in Thrissur. Earlier, the collector had denied permission for the crackers to be burst when Thiruvambady Bhagavathy reached Naykkanal pandal. This is the customary fireworks that announces that Bhagavathy has arrived for the Pooram.

 
         Pinarayi mass murder: Police given four-day custody of Soumya    
 
 
KANNUR: Pinarayi Padannakkara Vannathan house resident and accused in mass murder case Soumya has been sent to four days’ police custody. It was a friend-auto-driver of Soumya who had bought her rat poison, which she allegedly used to poison her daughter and parents to death, according to police. She stored the poison in a safe place and started feeding the victims with food mixed with the poison, at opportune moments.

 
         MS Ravi, a personality who should have lived more: Minister Sudhakaran    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Minister G Sudhakaran has said Kerala Kaumudi Chief-Editor M S Ravi was a great personality who should have lived among us for more years.

 
         Varappuzha: SI Deepak left to Crime Branch custody    
 
 
KOCHI: The Crime Branch police have been given five days’ custody of former Varappuzha SI Deepak. The custody was granted after the special investigation team asked for it for questioning him further. Paravur Magistrate court had earlier rejected the bail plea of Deepak.

 
         You may better take up political activities: Kodiyeri tells human rights commission    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Following the chief minister, CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has come out with criticism against Human Rights Commission. “The Commission chairman should not speak like a politician. If he does so, it is better that he quits as chairman and go around doing political activities,” Kodiyeri said.

 
         Pinarayi death case: 'Auto-driver bought rat poison for Soumya'    
 
 
THALASSERY: It was a friend-auto-driver of Padannakkara Vannathan resident Soumya who had bought her rat poison, which she allegedly used to poison her daughter and parents to death, according to police. She stored the poison in safe place and she started feeding the victims with food mixed with the poison at opportune moments.

 
         CM might have made statements out of innocence    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Human rights Commission has come out with reply to chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s statement that the commission was exceeding limits and it should mind its own business. Commission Chairman P Mohandas said that in Varappuzha custodial death there had been human rights violation and hence the Commission had the right to interfere in it. “The chief minister must have made that statement out of his lack of legal knowledge,” he said.

 
         Was Liga murdered?    
 
 
VIZHINJAM: The police have changed their stand soon after hints of post mortem report were exposed. The probe started with the possibility of murder. As part of it, the police took into custody some regular visitors of the place in Kovalam from where the body was found.

 
         Sreejith’s family comes down heavily on CM    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The family of Sreejith, who died in Varapuzha police custody, came down heavily on Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The family of the victim turned against the chief minister for criticising human rights commission for his statement that the probe in the case was not in the right path.

 
         Baby girl found abandoned    
 
 
KOCHI: A two-and-a half year-old baby girl was found abandoned in the veranda of a mosque. The baby was abandoned in the veranda of Iqra Juma Masjid near Government Medical College Tuesday early morning.

 
         Lock-up turned into punching room; other policemen also assaulted Sreejith    
 
 
KOCHI: Now, it is revealed that Varappuzha custodial death victim Sreejith had been beaten up by other policemen besides SI Deepak and RTF members. These allegations have been made by Sharath and Sreekuttan, who were also in custody along with Sreejith. “S I Deepak, who reached the station on April 7 early morning at 2 o’ clock took turns in beating up all persons in the lock-up. Sreejith was the one who received more torture. It was SI Deepak who kicked on Sreejith’s belly.

 
         Sreejith's family gets threat letter    
 
 
KOCHI: The family of Varappuzha custodial death victim Sreejith on Tuesday received a threat letter. Surprisingly, the letter written in the name of Attingal Rural SP Shadow team says that if they don’t withdraw the case , Sreejith’s brother will also have the same fate of his brother. “Those who have stood against us have been finished and nobody will come to question us. You will come to understand this if you check with Thiruvananthapuram area,” says the letter.

 
         Mysterious death at Pinarayi: 'Soumya poisoned parents, child to death'    
 
 
KANNUR: In connection with the mysterious death of two parents and their two grand-children in a family, the daughter and lone survivor of the family, Soumya, was arrested on Tuesday. The arrest was recorded after she reportedly confessed to crime. Soumya, the accused in the case, is the daughter of Padannakkara Vannatham house resident Kunjikannan. The arrest followed 11-hour questioning.

 
         Strong waves, winds likely: Fishermen told to keep off sea    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: National Institute of Oceanography has informed that there are chances for strong winds and high waves in Kerala coastal area within the next 24 hours and hence, the fishermen should not venture into the sea. The residents should also be cautious.

 
         Steps will be taken to ensure nurses get increased salary: Minister Ramakrishnan    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Minister T P Ramakrishnan has said that the government will take steps to ensure that private hospital nurses get salaries and remuneration in accordance with hiked salary scale.

 
         Made film just to hug me: Sheela    
 
 
While reacting on the practice of casting couch in film industry, yesteryear actress Sheela recalled an old incident when a producer made a film, just with the intention to hug her. “Once a man came from America, saying that he wanted to make a film. He also gave half the amount as advance. That person was the director, producer and heroine of that film. At first, a song was recorded.

 
         Kerala professor opens library on Tendulkar    
 
 
KOZHIKODE: A history professor from Malabar Christian College in Kozhikode city in Kerala has set up a library on the 'master-blaster cricketer Sachin Tendulkar'.

 
         KSRTC's ‘Chunk bus’ fan meets Thachankary    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After ‘chunk bus’ was returned to Eerattupetta depot from Aluva KSRTC regional workshop, a great Kottayam fan of the bus met KSRTC MD Tomin Thachankary in person. Kottayam Erattupetta native and Speed Wings Aviation Academy student Rosmi Sunny met Thachankary at 11 on Tuesday morning.

 
         PM Modi condoles passing away of M S Ravi    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has send in his condolence on the death of Kerala Kaumudi Chief Editor M S Ravi. In a letter sent from the Prime Minister’s Office, the PM has said that he wishes to extend his heartfelt condolence to the grieving family of Deepu Ravi.

 
         KSRTC workshop catches fire    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The garage at the central workshop of the KSRTC in Pappanamcode caught fire. The fire broke out at an area where used tires and tubes were piled up. The fire also spread to a garbage bin nearby.

 
         Custody death: Sreejith’s family approaches HC seeking CBI probe, Rs. 1 cr compensation    
 
 
KOCHI: The family of Sreejith, who died in police custody in Varapuzha, has submitted a petition at the Kerala High Court seeking a CBI probe in the case, and also Rs. 1 crore as compensation from the state government.

 
         Crime branch to take over probe of mysterious deaths in Pinarayi    
 
 
KANNUR: The probe of the mysterious death of four in a family in Padanakkara in Pinarayi has been left to the crime branch following an order issued by the Chief Minister’s Office.

 
         The dead woman is Liga but she didn’t have overcoat: Auto driver Shaji    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Auto driver Shaji has said that the dead body of a foreigner lady found in the mangrove forest near Kovalam is indeed that of Liga who went missing.

 
         Varapuzha custody death: Sreejith’s wife identifies accused    
 
 
KOCHI: Akhila, wife of Sreejith who died in police custody in Varapuzha, has identified the accused in the case. Rural Tiger Force (RTF) members Jithin Raj, Santosh Kumar and Sumesh who bet up Sreejith were identified by Akhila in an identification parade held at the Kakkanad district prison.

 
         Don’t blame Human Rights Commission to hide your inefficiency: Chennithala to CM    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala has criticised Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for his earlier statement where he said the Human Rights Commission only needs to mind its own business in connection with the Varapuzha custody death case.

 
         Tumultuous sea: Govt to provide Rs. 4 lakhs aid    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Cabinet has decided to provide Rs. 4 lakhs to those who lost their houses due to tumultuous sea. Also people who have to repair their houses because tumultuous sea will be provided with Rs. 50,000, and those who have to manage minor repairs would be given Rs. 25,000.

 
         Liga’s death: Everything possible was done, says CM    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Talking to reporters at a press met here after the cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that everything possible was done in connection with the incident of foreigner lady Liga going missing and later found dead.

 
 
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