Top stories from Kerala: CBI reports alarming increase in child trafficking in Kerala, to probe in detail
news Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 05:30
1. The CBI has informed the Kerala High Court that an alarming number of children have been trafficked to Kerala from north India recently and that a detailed probe is necessary in this case. Recently 16 children, who had been trafficked from Arunachal Pradesh, were rescued from Kerala. Read a Manoramaonline report. 2. The home department has finally decided that when it comes to complying to road rules, the law applies equally to everyone. Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala announced that over speeding vehicles, including those of ministers and other VIPs, will also be fined. Kerala DGP TP Senkumar has ordered the Traffic department to not turn off traffic signals when police vehicles are plying on the road stating that police officers too need to obey rules like other citizens. Read a Malayala Manorama report. 3. The live webcast of the office and chamber of Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, will now be available on mobile phones too. The webcast, which was introduced in 2011, has now been expanded. Read TNM report. 4. Kerala State-run lottery "Karunya", the revenue from which is used to help economically weak patients, is all set to reach a milestone soon with the total number of its beneficiaries reaching the 1,00,000-mark. Read TNM report 5. The Family of Anuja, the 23-year-old college girl who was found dead in Kochi last month, has demanded a CBI probe in the case as they insisted that she could not have committed suicide. They also alleged that she was killed by her live-in partner. Read The New Indian Express report.