news Monday, June 08, 2015 - 05:30
    1. In yet another twist in the Kerala liquor bar scam, a recent forensic report has pointed out the mismatch between whistleblower’s statement and the secretly recorded phone conversation he submitted in the court. Read a Manorama report.   2. Congress leader G Karthikeyan’s wife Sulekha has requested other parties to maintain dignity while criticizing her late husband, and said that some comments have hurt her. The campaign is heating up. Read a Manorama report.     3. A disturbing report in the Times of India by Laxmi Prasanna Ajai points out that there is a considerable increase in child labour in Kerala in the last five years. The number of school drop-outs has also increased.   4. Two people were killed in a minor bomb blast in Kannur on Saturday. They were reported to be members of the CPI M and engaging in bomb-making. The party however has a different tale to tell. Read here.   5. Kerala’s love for the elephant is well-known. It now seems India's first exclusive hospital for elephants will come up in Kerala. Details in TNM story.
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