"ദളിത് ന്യൂനപക്ഷ പിന്നോക്ക ദുര്‍ബല വിഭാഗങ്ങളെ കൈപിടിച്ചുയര്‍ത്തി നമുക്കു മുന്‍പോട്ടു പോകേണ്ടതുണ്ട്": CM

NEWS CM I-DAY

TVM: In an Independence Day message on Friday evening, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan set the tone for the LDF campaign for the next assembly polls, less than a year hence, by saying his government is duty-bound to uplift the Dalit, backward, weak, minority segments of the population. EI-NN

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"നാം ഇതുവരെ നേരിടാത്ത ഒരു സാഹചര്യത്തിലൂടെ കടന്നുപോവുന്ന ഘട്ടത്തിലാണ് ഇത്തവണത്തെ സ്വാതന്ത്ര്യദിനം കടന്നുവരുന്നത്. കോവിഡ് എന്ന മഹാമാരി ഇന്ത്യയിലും ലോകമാകെയുമുണ്ട്.

നമ്മളൊന്നിച്ചാണ് കോവിഡ് എന്ന മഹാമാരിക്കെതിരെ പ്രതിരോധം തീര്‍ക്കുന്നത്. കേരളത്തിലെ ജനങ്ങള്‍ ഒറ്റക്കെട്ടായി പ്രതിരോധ പ്രവര്‍ത്തനങ്ങളില്‍ സര്‍ക്കാരിനൊപ്പം പങ്കാളികളായി.

NEWS COVID KERALA

TVM: As many as 1569 persons were confirmed Covid Positive in Kerala on Friday. The largest chunk of this was from TVM, again, some 310 persons, followed by Malappuram with  198, Palakkad with 180, Ernakulam with 114, Alappuzha with 113, and Kottayam with 101.

Kozhikode reported 99 cases, Kannur 95, Thrissur 80, Kollam 75, Idukki 58, Wayanad 57, Kasaragod 49, and Pathanamthitta 40 cases. Some 56 of the affected were arrivals from abroad and 132 from other states.

NEWS PM PERIOD

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a new feather in his cap. On Thursday, he became the longest-serving Prime Minister other than those from the Congress party. Now, Modi has surpassed the days of BJP’s former PM, Atal Behari Vajpayee.

The three PMs who had served the nation for longer periods than Modi were Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Manmohan Singh. Vajpayee served as PM for 2268 days through repeated terms.

NEWS MATHAI

KOCHI: The Mathai "suicide" case is turning murkier and murkier. The prosecution is filing a new submission before the local court, saying the Chittar forest officials who took  farmer Mathai into custody without registering his arrest later demanded a bribe of Rs 70,000 to let him free.

Mathai was found dead in a well in his farm on July 28.

NEWS LANDSLIDE GUV CM

KOCHI: The state government will ensure the rehabilitation of the victims/families who lost their homes in the landslide in Pettimudi area of Idukki, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and revenue minister E Chandrasekharan have stated on Thursday. They were addressing a gathering after a visit of the spot along with Governor Arif Mohd Khan and a team of state ministers. 

The search operations to take out bodies from the rubble and earth were still progressing, the CM said.

COVID KERALA 

TVM: For the first time, the Covid Positive daily tally in Kerala crossed the 1,500 mark on Thursday. A total of 1564 persons were reported infected as per results. The day also saw 766 persons recovering from infection in the state.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said as many as 1380 persons contracted the disease by way of personal contacts at local levels. Of the affected, 60 were from abroad and 100 from other states. Three deaths were reported today.

NEWS ASSEMBLY

TVM: Kerala Assembly is expected to hold its session from August 24, just days before the approaching Onam festival. A recommendation to this effect was made to Governor Arif Mohd Khan by the state cabinet which met here on Wednesday. An earlier plan to hold the assembly session had been cancelled in view of the Covid spread in the capital.

The session would be brief and attend to key legislation and other urgent businesses, official sources said.

NEWS VIOLENCE BENGALURU

BENGALURU: Bengaluru, known for its peace, is on the boil. CRPF units have spread out to take charge of law and order after as many as three persons  died in  violence that broke out in the city Tuesday over a religiously sensitive post on the facebook page of a youth, a relative of a Congress MLA.

A mob from the aggrieved minority community attacked the house of the Congress MLA, R Akhanda Srinivas Murthy, leading to police lathicharge and massive arrests.

NEWS CM OFFER

TVM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has mooted a dialogue to discuss and decide as to what extent the media could indulge in critiism of those running the government. "There should be no attack on a personal level, and this what I advocated for both Cyber space and media space," the Chief Minister said.

"I propose a dialogue in this connection, as to what we can do in the present context,," the CM said on Wednesday.

NEWS COVID KERALA

TVM: As many as 1212 persons were conirmed Covid Positive in Kerala on Wednesday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has announced. The day also saw 880 affected persons recovering from the disease across hospitals in the state. FIve deaths were also reported.

Of the Covid Positive cases on Wednesday, 51 persons were among those who arrived from abroad and 64 were arrivals from other states in recent days.
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