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       HEADLINES: Firework mishap in Kollam again; three injured                                              Development for all, appeasement of none, says UP CM                                              Facebook removes Srijato's controversial poem                                              Kejriwal, 5 others put on trial in Jaitley defamation case                                              Lucknow meat sellers go on strike protesting crackdown                                              Laptop ban hits Dubai for 1.1m weekend travellers                                              'We are here to stay', says Indian-Americans                                              B'desh: 3 killed, 31 injured as commandos storm militants' den                                              Hamilton on pole for Australian GP with record lap                                              Kohli ruled out, Rahane becomes India's 33rd Test captain                                              FIFA lauds Navi Mumbai venue, says this should be benchmark                                              Debutant Kuldeep takes 4, Australia all-out for 300 on Day 1                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         Firework mishap in Kollam again; three injured    
KOLLAM: In a firework competition held on Saturday at a temple in Kollam, breaching district collector’s order, three persons got injured. The accident happened at Kollam Malanada Dhuryodhana temple. Two persons injured his hands and one got his leg injured. Shooranadu Police have taken into custody 22 temple officials in connection with the incident. Despite the Puttingal tragedy last year and following ban on all fireworks, temple authorities approached the collector one month ago for per

         DGP dismisses rumours over action against trolling    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: DGP Lokanath Behera has informed that the rumours that police high-tech crime inquiry cell has warned against those who troll the chief minister on social media are baseless. “The high-tech cell had received complaints that some trollers were demeaning the CM and journalists after opening Facebook accounts in the name of media persons. It was after this, the hi-tech gave instructions to remove derogatory posters. The police have not specifically mentioned that action wil

         M M Hassan appointed interim Kerala PCC President    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Veteran Congress leader M M Hassan was on Saturday appointed interim KPCC president. The direction in this regard was issued by AICC on Saturday. "M M Hasan, presently Vice President of KPCC, will hold the charge of President of Pradesh Congress with immediate effect till a regular PCC president is appointed," a statement from AICC said.

         Bullets found discarded on roadside in Palakkad    
PALAKKAD: Dozens of bullets were found discarded on the roadside at Nenmara on Saturday. They included 48 bullets, each with a measurement of 3.1 mm. They were identified as bullets used in German-made guns. The bullets were packed in a cardboard board and placed inside a carry bag. The bag was spotted by locals, who informed the Nenmara police. The police took the bag to the police station for examination with the help of experts from Police camp.

         SSLC Maths exam cancelled; Re-examination on March 30    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government has cancelled the Mathematics examination held on March 20. The re-examination of the Maths paper will be held on March 30 at 1: 30 pm. The exams that were earlier scheduled for March 30 have been postponed to March 31. The above decision was announced by Education minister after an urgent meeting chaired by him.

         Mishel's death: POCSO act invoked against Cronin    
KOCHI: Police have invoked Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) 2012 against Piravam Molayil native Cronin Alexander Baby in connection with the death of C A student Mishel Shaji under mysterious circumstances. The law was applied as Cronin is found to have tortured Mishel even when she was a minor. The Crime branch today submit the report detailing the circumstances that led to the invocation of POCSO act. Mishel went missing on March 5 and on the next day her bod

         Motor vehicle strike on March 30    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A 24-hour motor vehicle strike will be held on March 30 in protest against the Central government’s direction to increase the Third Party Insurance Premium by 50 per cent. Motor workers unions have called for the strike demanding roll back of the decision to increase the premium. BMS union will not be taking part in the strike.

         Kundara case: Grandmother's arrest recorded    
KOTTARAKKARA: In connection with Kunadra sexual abuse case, police on Saturday recorded the arrest of Latha Mary (58). She is the grandmother of Anila who had been found dead at Nandirikkal in Kundara.

         Ritualistic conch stolen from Padmanabhaswamy temple    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a bizarre incident, a conch used for daily rituals in the Padmanabhaswamy temple was stolen at around 8.45 am on Saturday morning by an unidentified person.

         Even Yechury admits LDF’s failure, says Chennithala    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala stated even the CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury, resounding what the opposition has been saying so far, has admitted that the ruling LDF government is a complete failure.

         Nepotism charges: Chandy, Chennithala get clean chit    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Vigilance has given a clean chit to former chief minister Oommen Chandy and other UDF ministers who were accused of preferential appointment of relatives to important posts in government institutions.

         Death of 14-year old in Kundara: Crime branch to take over case    
KOTTARAKARA: It has been decided to hand over the investigation of the death of the 14-year old boy in Kundara, Kollam, to the crime branch, after a meeting of the top officials of the police department.

         Ban on Vinayan: CCI fines Kerala Cinema associations    
KOCHI: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has slapped fines on the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) and the Film Employees Federation of Kerala (FEFKA) and its two subsidiaries for banning director Vinayan without prior notice. The office-bearers of these associations were also fined. The CCI's action on Friday came in response a complaint filed by Vinayan.

         15 youths 'sexually abuse' 16-year-old girl at Ochira    
OCHIRA: A 16-year-old Ochira girl was allegedly sexually exploited by 15 youths. Police said on Friday that it was his lover Alumpeedika Pattasserimukku native Manu (20) who had sexually exploited her, shot video and used it to blackmail her. He reportedly presented the girl to his 15 friends.

         Woman ends life near husband's funeral pyre    
PANGODE: A woman was found hanging dead near the funeral pyre of her husband, who had died of severe fever. The dead has been identified as Pangodu Uliyancode Nalu centu colony native Biju (40)’s wife Chinnu (29). The incident happened on Friday morning. Chinnu, who was sleeping with her cousins went out, saying she was going to bathroom. But, as she didn’t return even after a long time, her relatives started the search for her.

         CPM State Secretariat raps govt, ministers    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government and ministers faced flak on Friday from CPM State Secretariat. The secretariat observed that several ministers were not raising to the occasion and may promises in the election manifesto were still pending. Police was also criticised for increasing crimes rate and instances of assault on women. It was alleged that several police officers were unaware of the change in administration and there had been attempts to sully the image of the government.

         Kerala University Youth festival: Signature video released    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: KSRTC M D M G Rajamanikyam has released the signature video of upcoming Kerala varsity youth-festival. In the function held at University College Philosophy department, State award winning singer Sooraj Santhosh was the chief guest. The signature video was made by Thiruvananthapuram Press Club Students. University Union Chairperson Aashitha presided over the function.

         Yoga is above caste, religion: Pinarayi    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said steps are required to encourage yoga. He said this in his inaugural speech after inaugurating first Federation Cup Yoga National championship yoga national championship at Jimmi George Indore stadium here.

         Vatican approves beatification of Keralite Nun ???    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Vatican has cleared the name of Keralite Nun Rani Maria, who died of 54 stab wounds 22 years ago in Indore, in Madhya Pradesh, for beatification. Catholic Church sources in Kerala said, Pope Francis has given his approval for the beatification and authorised the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the decree of the martyrdom of Servant of God, Rani Maria, who was killed in hatred of the faith on Feb 25, 1995.

         Four die in Thakkala road accident    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Four women died on Friday at Thakkala near Kanyakumari in a major road accident. Fifteen others were injured. The dead have been identified as Sivaranjini, Deepa, Manju and Sangeetha. The accident occurred when a lorry collided with a van in which the above persons were travelling.

         Yechury admits lapses on police side, affirms situation will improve    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury stated that there has been lapses on the part of police and further reiterated that the government wouldn’t shy away from admitting its mistakes, if there have been any.

         Munnar is heading towards destruction, says revenue commissioner    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The land revenue commissioner has submitted a report stating that Munnar is heading towards extreme environmental destruction.

         Govt. dubs Naxal Varghese deadly criminal    
KOCHI: The state government has stated in the HC that Naxal Varghese who was killed in an encounter with the police was a dangerous and deadly criminal who was involved in many murders and dacoities. This was in response to the petition seeking compensation for his death by Varghese’s relatives, who claims that the encounter was a fake one.

         Krishnadas’ bail must be cancelled: Jishnu’s mother    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Mahija, mother of Jishnu Prannoy, who was found dead under suspicious circumstances at Nehru College, has submitted a petition in the SC requesting to cancel the anticipatory bail granted by the Kerala HC to the Nehru Group chairman P Krishnadas.

         Three held for Madrasa teacher’s murder    
Kasargode: Three culprits have been arrested by the police in connection with the murder of a madrasa teacher in Pazhaya Choori in Kasargode district. Muhammad Riaz Maulavi (30), a native of Kodagu and a teacher at the Juma Masjid at Pazhaya Choori, was found dead in his room on March 20.

         Sialoendoscopy or Endoscopy of the Salivary Gland    
The Laryngology division of the ENT department of KIMS Hospital, Trivandrum has introduced a new form of treatment called ' sialoendoscopy'. Sialoendoscopy is the endoscopy of the salivary gland, and it is done only at a few centres in South India.

         16-yr-old giving birth: 12-yr-old is father, says DNA test report    
KOCHI: In the incident in which a 16-year-old girl gave birth to a baby in a toilet of a private hospital in Kakkanad, the investigation has taken a shocking turn. The DNA test revealed that the father of the child is her relative, a 12-year-old boy. According to reports, he would be the youngest father in India. In the incident, the police have registered a case against the boy under POSCO act. Meanwhile, the police are puzzled about the future of the case since the boy is a minor.

         Bar-toddy shop licence period extended to three more months    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Cabinet meeting today has decided to extend the licence period of bar-toddy shops to three months from April 1 since the new liquor policy is yet to be announced. Other licences issued as per Abkari policy will also be renewed for a period of three months from April 1, after charging licence fees and abiding by existing norms. In the State, 31 hotels with five star status have licences. Rs 23 lakh is the renewal fees and proportionate three months’ fee will be cha

         Senkumar was removed as DGP to safeguard credibility: Govt    
NEW DELHI: The State government has told the Supreme Court that T P Senkumar had been removed as DGP, Law and Order and replaced with another officer in order to safeguard the credibility of the police force. In its affidavit, the government said that there was no political reason behind his removal. Senkumar had approached the Supreme Court after the petition against his removal was rejected by Central Administrative Tribunal and Kerala high court. “It is at the discretion of the govern

         Attack on Vytila liquor shop: Action sought against miscreants    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Consumerfed chairman Mehaboob and Managing Director Dr Ramanunny, at a press conference here on Thursday, sought impartial inquiry into the attack on Vytila liquor shop and its employees. They also called for immediate action against the attackers.

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