1. Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said in the assembly that the state will bring a law against evil practices in the name of religion and caste with the consent of the society. Read Manoramaonline report. 2. Kerala CPM Secretary Pinarayi Vijayan said that LDF votes were diverted to BJP in Aruvikkara. He has also alleged that Chief Minister Oommen Chandy was the force behind the candidature of BJP leader O Rajagopal. Read a Reporter TV report. 3. MV Nikesh Kumar, Editor-in-chief of TV channel "Reporter" was allegedly attacked by Congress workers at Aruvikkara, following which the CPIM led opposition party staged a walkout in Assembly in protest of the alleged attack. Read Business Standard report. 4. Malayalam film director and producer Anwar Rasheed has resigned from all film associations alleging that the associations did not take any action to curb widespread piracy that affected his latest movie "Premam". Read details. 5. The rains have triggered an outbreak of several diseases in the state including normal fever, diarrhoea, H1N1, malaria and dengue. Over 2 lakh such cases have been reported in June. 16 cases of Tomato fever have also been identified in Thrissur district. Sudha Nambudiri writes for The Times of India.