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Kerala govt to bring ordinance to withdraw controversial amendment to police act, say sources
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Kerala govt to bring ordinance to withdraw controversial amendment to police act, say sources

The Left government on Monday had decided to put the amendment on hold, after political outcry across the country, saying further action would be taken after detailed discussion at the Assembly

Kerala Police Act Amendment put on hold by Pinarayi Vijayan government; similarities to scrapped 66A, 118(d) exist
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Kerala Police Act Amendment put on hold by Pinarayi Vijayan government; similarities to scrapped 66A, 118(d) exist

The LDF government's claim of passing the law to protect women and children from cyber bullying or abuse falls flat as existing laws too provide for the same

BCCI condoles death of former Kerala cricketer CK Bhaskaran Nair
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BCCI condoles death of former Kerala cricketer CK Bhaskaran Nair

Nair, a former Ranji Trophy cricketer, was born in 1941 in Thalassery in Kerala. He picked 106 wickets in 42 first-class matches in a 12-year career spanning from 1957 to 1969.

Under fire, Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala govt puts on hold controversial amendment to Police Act
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Under fire, Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala govt puts on hold controversial amendment to Police Act

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that a detailed discussion will be held in the Assembly on the matter

Kerala guv signs controversial ordinance to amend Police Act; will curb freedom of expression, claims Oppn
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Kerala guv signs controversial ordinance to amend Police Act; will curb freedom of expression, claims Oppn

The law stipulates imprisonment for up to 5 years or a fine of up to Rs 10,000 or both to those who make content with intention to intimidate through social media

Palarivattom flyover scam: IUML condemns arrest of MLA Ebrahim Kunju, terms it 'politically motivated'
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Palarivattom flyover scam: IUML condemns arrest of MLA Ebrahim Kunju, terms it 'politically motivated'

IUML national general secretary PK Kunhalikutty said that Kunju's arrest, if it was necessary, should have been made earlier

LDF stages 'people's protests' across Kerala, accuses Centre of blocking development projects via probe agencies
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LDF stages 'people's protests' across Kerala, accuses Centre of blocking development projects via probe agencies

The "Janakeeya Koottayma" (people's gathering) was held from 5 pm to 6 pm at 25,000 centres and the Front claimed that around 25 lakh people participated

COVID-19 vaccine 90% effective in early analysis, claims Pfizer; 'life could return to normal by Spring', says UK govt adviser
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COVID-19 vaccine 90% effective in early analysis, claims Pfizer; 'life could return to normal by Spring', says UK govt adviser

Sir John Bell, a professor at Oxford University and also a member of the UK government's vaccine task force, answered in the affirmative when asked whether life will return to normal by spring

India's COVID-19 count crosses 85 lakh; Delhi has hit peak of third wave, cases to drop soon, says Satyendar Jain
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India's COVID-19 count crosses 85 lakh; Delhi has hit peak of third wave, cases to drop soon, says Satyendar Jain

Delhi, which has been reporting a fresh surge in coronavirus cases amid the festive season and deteriorating air quality, is witnessing the worst wave since the pandemic's arrival in the city, said the health minister

Delhi overtakes Kerala in daily COVID-19 cases; Maharashtra schools to reopen partially from 23 Nov
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Delhi overtakes Kerala in daily COVID-19 cases; Maharashtra schools to reopen partially from 23 Nov

Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday said that the National Capital was reeling under the third wave of infections but added that the cases should drop soon

After Maharashtra and West Bengal, now Kerala withdraws general consent accorded to CBI
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After Maharashtra and West Bengal, now Kerala withdraws general consent accorded to CBI

The lone Left-ruled state in the country took the key decision at a time when the CBI was probing various alleged irregularities in its ambitious Life Mission project, a housing initiative for the poor

Kerala Congress chief Mullappally Ramachandran draws ire with remarks on rape survivors, tenders apology
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Kerala Congress chief Mullappally Ramachandran draws ire with remarks on rape survivors, tenders apology

Ramachandran made the remarks while criticising the Left Democratic Front (LDF) after solar scam accused Sarita Nair approached the police recently, accusing former Congress minister AP Anil Kumar of raping her

COVID-19 tally in Kerala crosses 4 lakh with 7,020 new cases today; Thrissur district reports highest number
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COVID-19 tally in Kerala crosses 4 lakh with 7,020 new cases today; Thrissur district reports highest number

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said of the fresh cases, 168 people arrived from outside the state, 6,037 were infected through contact, and the source of infection for 734 was unknown

Five states reported spike in COVID-19 cases during festival season, says health ministry
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Five states reported spike in COVID-19 cases during festival season, says health ministry

In the last 24 hours, 58 percent of the fresh COVID-19 deaths in the country were reported from Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka

After Kerala onion prices shoot up, state government to sell them at Rs 50 per kg
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After Kerala onion prices shoot up, state government to sell them at Rs 50 per kg

The decision was taken in a review meeting on Thursday, even as the prices of onions and shallots (small onions) have risen to Rs 90 and Rs 120 respectively in the last week

Delaying COVID-19 peak was important, says govt-appointed panel chief Prof M Vidyasagar as India bends curve
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Delaying COVID-19 peak was important, says govt-appointed panel chief Prof M Vidyasagar as India bends curve

Staying the course would lead to a steady reduction in cases, while any departure in terms of slackening safety protocols would disturb this trend, the professor who chaired a panel of experts that worked on India’s COVID-19 “supermodel”, warns

Rahul Gandhi attends COVID-19 review meeting in Kerala's Malappuram on visit to Wayanad LS constituency
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Rahul Gandhi attends COVID-19 review meeting in Kerala's Malappuram on visit to Wayanad LS constituency

In the past three days, Malappuram recorded the highest number of cases in the state — 1,399 on Sunday, 1,519 on Saturday and 1,025 cases on Friday

Kerala HC dismisses state government's plea challenging lease of Thiruvananthapuram airport
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Kerala HC dismisses state government's plea challenging lease of Thiruvananthapuram airport

The state government had approached the court after an all-party-meeting in Kerala demanded withdrawal of the Union Cabinet's decision

'Rising trend of powerful men seeking gag orders': Read NWMI's statement on muzzling of media in cases of sexual assault, harassment
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'Rising trend of powerful men seeking gag orders': Read NWMI's statement on muzzling of media in cases of sexual assault, harassment

In the context of rape in particular, the trend of the accused seeking to prevent the media from covering trials presents a unique challenge for media reportage.

NIA court grants bail to 10 in Kerala gold smuggling case, dismisses pleas of three key accused
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NIA court grants bail to 10 in Kerala gold smuggling case, dismisses pleas of three key accused

The court ordered the ten accused to execute of a bond of 10 lakh each, surrender their passports, to not leave the state without permission and not make any attempt to contact prosecution witnesses