news Monday, June 22, 2015 - 05:30
    1. 21,000 policemen in the state will be specially trained to rescue victims of road accidents. The training comes under the SMILE program launched by the Home department to assist road accident victims. Read The New Indian Express report.    2. Kozhikode airport rampage: Nine more CISF officials held and booked for destruction of public property. Ten AAI officials have also been arrested. Read details.    3. The Kerala Catholic Bishop Council (KCBC) has alleged huge corruption in election funds received by political parties. KCBC urged parties to reveal the sources of the fund and maintain transparency. Read a Asianet News report.    4. A petition has been filed before the Kerala High Court seeking to declare the vigilance and anti-corruption bureau (VACB) as unconstitutional. The petition says that that the agency was created through an order issued by the government and it cannot be treated as a police force. Read a report by The Times of India report.    5. Two foreigners were held for smuggling live reptiles and insects from the state. Two Japanese nationals, who have been arrested by the Customs department at Cochin airport, were carrying snakes, scorpions, turtles, chameleons and many insects. Read The New Indian Express report.