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Malayalam film unit made to plant 2500 saplings for damaging forest habitat
news Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 08:41
 
1. In the wake of recent controversies in college campuses in Kerala, the government and college managements have proposed that police should be allowed  to enter the premises when necessary and weed out trouble makers. The News Minute asked representatives of leading students groups in Kerala on how they view the latest development. Read more.
 
2. A tourist boat sunk in Fort Kochi on Wednesday afternoon after it collided with a fishing boat. Eight people have reportedly died in the incident. Read details.
 
3. After two years, the Kerala High Court has quashed the case filed by popular anchor Ranjini Haridas and a person, who had a fight with her at the Nedumbassery airport in Kerala in 2013, after they made an out of court settlement. Read TNM report. 
 
4. High Court of Kerala has asked the government to consider renaming of a locality named Pattimattom (which means "dogs' field" in Malayalam) following a petition filed by a local. "Pattimattom" is the name proposed by the government for the new panchayat, the petitioner had alleged by relying on two government notifications of January and April this year. Read Mahir Haneef's report for The Times of India.
 
5. The forest department has made a Malayalam film unit plant 2,500 bamboo saplings for damaging the forest habitat and natural vegetation at Wayanad Wild Life Sanctuary. The film unit has already completed planting 500 bamboo saplings in the forest. Read Rajeev KR's report on The Times of India.
 
6. MLA Elamaram Karim has announced that all employees of IT companies in Kerala, including those working in Special Economic Zones (SEZ) and IT Parks, will go for a 24-hour nationwide strike on September 2, 2015. Read more in Kerala IT News.
 
7. Kerala CPI(M) General Secretary Pinarayi Vijayan has alleged that Muslim League leader PK Kunhalikutty had threatened the State Election Commission in connection with the imbroglio over local self government elections. Read ManoramaOnline report.
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