news Friday, July 03, 2015 - 05:30
  1. On a day the Congress mouthpiece in Kerala asked the CPI to join the Congress-led UDF, the ruling front clarified that it was not looking for new allies for now. UDF convenor PP Thankachen said, "At the moment there are no plans or any need for having more allies. But the fact of the matter is that the CPI, when with us, enjoyed far greater respectability than now with the CPI-M." Read details.  2. The sale of foreign Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) in Kerala has reduced by 8% as compared with last year and almost by 24% as compared with 2010-2011. But the decline has not affected the revenue. Read a report in The Times of India.  3. CPM leader MA Baby has alleged that the Muslim League is a communal party. He also made it clear that there would not be any alliance in the backdrop of the CPM's defeat in the Aruvikkara by-election. Read a ManoramaOnline report.  4. The Forest Department has launched a programme to promote minimal consumption of natural resources and increase the green cover by encouraging citizens to become eco-stewards of the environment. The eco-stewards will plant trees proportional to the vehicle they own and the amount of air travel they undertake. Read a Deccan Chronicle report. 5. If you thought Mohanlal is unfit, then the joke is on you. Kerala is going nuts over a picture of Mohanlal with his cousin Mohan and son Pranav. In the first 12 hours of the image being posted on social media, it got 11,500 shares and 1 lakh likes. See it here.