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       HEADLINES: Fisherman dies after boat falls over his head                                              LDF campaign vehicle attacked in Chengannur                                              Netherlands PM to arrive in India today                                              Nipah Virus not an epidemic: Centre                                              Allahabad's name likely to be changed to Prayagraj                                              Star Book Media and Indywood Talent Hunt join hands to promote young talents                                              Rahul gives PM Modi fuel challenge                                              Four Nepali woman journalists scale Mount Everest                                              Trump-Kim meeting set to take place on June 12: Pompeo                                              Corruption cases result of high treason case instituted against Musharraf: Sharif                                              China urges Pak to relocate Hafiz Saeed to a West Asian country                                              Saddam Hussein's 30 million dollars yacht repurposed as a hotel                                              Ode to ABD: When 360 degree was not geometry but joy                                              AFI names 51-member team for Asian Junior Athletics                                              'Tired' AB De Villiers retires from international cricket                                              Injured Kohli ruled out of Surrey county stint                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         LDF campaign vehicle attacked in Chengannur    
ALAPPUZHA: A complaint has been lodged that RSS members attacked the election campaign vehicle of LDF candidate Saji Cheriyan in Chengannur.

         Fisherman dies after boat falls over his head    
ALAPPUZHA: A fisherman died on Thursday after his fishing caught in the waves fell over his head at the Thumpoly beach. The victim has been identified as Sebastian (Sam Kunju – 57), son of Thumpoly Koi Nilathu Kochu Pappan.

         Nipah: Blood samples sent from Kottayam fetches negative result    
KOTTAYAM: The result of all the three blood samples sent from Kottayam Medical College to the Manipal Virology Institute suspecting Nipah viral infection turned out to be negative.

         KSRTC to scrap ‘protected employee’ benefit    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The KSRTC management has decided to scrap off the ‘protected employee’ benefit given to employees who are members of two recognized employees’ organisations.

         Education department says no need to tie hair in two plaits    
THRIVANANTHAPURAM: The education department has come to the fore against the teachers and non-teachers forcing girl students in the state to tie their hairs in two plaits. Public education director K V Mohan Kumar released the order regarding this.

         Lawyers of Vanchiyoor court gangs up to trash SI    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: About 50 lawyers ganged up to beat up SI Ashok Kumar of Vizhinjam Port station who came to the Vanchiyoor court in connection with the trial of a case.

         K Sudhakaran’s aide found dead at his home    
KANNUR: A youth, who was an aide of senior Congress leader and former minister K Sudhakaran, was found dead at the politician’s house here on Thursday. The youth has been identified as Cherupuzha native Prasad (37).

         12-year old tribal girl raped, 12 arrested    
AGALY: Twelve people including a woman have got arrested in the case relating to raping a 12-year old girl in Attappadi. These people were taken into custody by the Sholayur police. They have said that the girl, who went missing from home on May 19, was taken to various places and raped.

         Biplab Deb announces relief for Sreejith's kin    
KOCHI: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Thursday announced assistance of Rs. 5 lakh for the family of Sreejith, who died due to alleged police torture last month.

         Nipah scare: National Shooting Championship to be held in Kerala postponed    
TIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The National Shooting Championship that was supposed to be held in Kerala has been postponed under the circumstance of the Nipah viral infection being confirmed in the districts of Kozhikode and Malappuram.

         Those who said they don’t need vote of Kerala Congress are blind: K M Mani    
KOTTAYAM: Kerala Congress(M) chairman K M Mani has said that those who said they didn’t need his party’s vote in the upcoming Chengannur bypoll are affected by political cataract.

         ‘Anything can be smuggled through Amaravila check-post’    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Amaravila check-post has become a transit point for smugglers and drug-peddlers as it is manned by only few Excise officials and inspections are done just for name sake. If you have some guts and a safe vehicle, you can smuggle anything. Ganja and narcotic items are easily smuggled to Kerala from other states.

         ‘In this Salem hospital, donate organ if you don’t have money to pay out bill’    
CHITTUR: A complaint has been filed against a private hospital in Salem that the hospital management pressurised the relatives of a brain-dead patient to donate his organs as they didn’t have enough money to pay out the treatment bill. It was Meenakshipuram Nellimedu native Pechymuthu’s son Manikantan (25) who met with an accident in Tamil Nadu and had brain-death while he was undergoing treatment.

         Major fire at home appliance godown in Kottayam    
KOTTAYAM: A major fire broke out at Thallakathu in Kottaym on Thursday. The incident happened in the godown of Big Sea home appliance at Noottiyonnu Kavala at around 2 am. The loss has been estimated at Rs 7 crore.

         Nipah virus: Case against staff for objecting to cremation    
KOZHOKODE: Police have filed a case against crematorium staff who were not ready to cremate the body of patients who died of Nipah fever. They didn’t allow Nipah victim and Koorachundu native Rajan’s body to be cremated the other day. The staff shirk their responsibility, saying that the fan of the crematorium was not functioning. Later it came to light that they avoided cremation for fear that the virus may spread through smoke emanating from the furnace in which the body is burnt.

         Shamej murder: Arrested persons include cousin and friend    
KANNUR: Among the attackers who allegedly murdered BJP New Mahe booth president and auto-driver Shamej, one is his cousin and another is his close friend.

         There should be LDF continuity in Chengannur: Pinarayi    
CHENGANNUR: Chief Minister Pinaryi Vijayan has said in the Chengannur by-election, there should be continuity of people’s mandate for the LDF in the Chengannur by-election. In the development of basic infrastructure, Kerala is in the forefront. He was speaking in Chengannur election campaign on Thursday.

         She’s angel on this earth...I'm proud of her: Lini's husband    
KOZHIKODE: Kozhikode Chembadanodu native Lini Puthussery, who virtually sacrificed her life for humanity while serving patients, will stand tall in the conscience of Malaylis for long. When her husband Sajeesh is yet to come to terms with the reality, he says with shuddering voice, that he feels proud about her wife.

         Mamata Banerjee greets Pinarayi on his birthday    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has tweeted birthday wishes to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Though both had met yesterday in Bengaluru during the swearing-in ceremony of Kumaraswamy, they sat on the podium as if they had not seen each other.

         Don’t forget you are State CM and not party CM: Biplab Kumar to Pinarayi Vijayan    
KOCHI: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Dev has said that the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan should not forget the fact that he is the chief minister of Kerala and not that of the CPM.

         Nipah virus: One more person dies, toll touches 11    
KOZHIKODE: Following Nipah fever, one more person died in Kozhikode on Thursday. The dead has been identified as Perambra Chengarothu Sooppikkada Valachuketti Moosa. He was under treatment in a private hospital in Kozhikode. With this the toll has risen to 11. Moosa’s children Muhammed Sabith and brother Muhammed Salih had died earlier. Moosa’s sister-in-law Mariya had also died earlier. According to Health department Sabith was the career of the disease.

         Fuel prices go north; Centre yet to act    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Petrol and diesel prices again increased though the increase is very nominal. The price of petrol increased by 31 paise to reach Rs 81.62 and that of diesel increased by 20 paise to reach Rs 74.36.

         Delhi court to hear Sunanda Pushkar death case today    
New Delhi: A Delhi court will on Thursday hear the case in connection with the death of Sunanda Pushkar. Earlier on May 14, the Delhi Police filed a charge sheet in the court and named Sunanda's husband and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor as accused, under sections 306 (Abetment of suicide) and 498A (Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

         Nipah virus: Crime branch files case against two persons for spreading 'lies'    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Crime Branch has filed a case against two persons who allegedly spread misleading information on Nipah virus. Cases have been filed by Thrithala police against Mohanan Vaidyar and Jacob Vadakkancherry, based on a complaint filed by State Health department.

         Commemorative stamp of C Kesavan released    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A commemorative postage stamp of veteran freedom fighter and Chief Minister of erstwhile Travancore-Kochi C Kesavan was released at a function here today. The stamp is certainly a fitting homage to the memory of the hero of the 'abstention movement' of the 1930s, Governor P Sathasivam said.

         State may forego fuel tax: Thomas Isaac    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Finance Minister Thomas Isaac has said as the fuel on the upward curve, the State government is ready to forgo the State fuel tax. He said the government would take a decision on the fuel price after the Chengannur election. “I don’t’ think the Central government will intervene,” he clarified.

         NRI women extend helping hand to Lini's kids    
Abu Dhabi: Two UAE-based women have come forward to sponsor the education of the children of the Kozhikode nurse who died of Nipah virus in Kerala. Lini Sajeesh, a nursing assistant who took care of patients infected with Nipah virus in Kozhikode district, died of the same infection. She is survived by her young sons – Sidharth, five, and Rithul, two –with her husband Sajeesh.

         Sreejith's wife joins duty    
PARAVUR: Akhila, the wife of Sreejith who died in police custody, joined government service as village assistant in Paravur Taluk Office on Wednesday. She performed her prayers in front of the tomb of Sreejith and went to the Taluk office to join the duty. Her brother in law also accompanied her till the office.

         Spouses hack each other; wife dies, husband in custody    
THRISSUR: In a family tussle between a husband and wife at Chalakkudy, the former hacked the latter to death. The dead has been identified as Chalakkudy Kandamkulathi native’s Liju’s wife Soumya. According to reports, both had inflicted injury on each other using the knife.

         Kodiyeri welcomes SNDP stand    
ALAPPUZHA: CPM State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has said he is happy about the stand taken by the SNDP in Chengannur by-election. The CPM criticised the SNDP, which should have uphold the ideologies put forward by Sree Narayana Guru, only when it took a diversion from that path. He was speaking to media after meeting SNDP yogam leaders in Chengannur.

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