news Monday, July 27, 2015 - 05:30
1. Kerala businessman Yusuffali Kader has bought the historical headquarters of the Great Scotland Yard from Galliard Group for £110 million. The building will be converted into a five-star hotel. Lulu Group International, owned by Yusufali has business establishments in the UAE and Kerala, will open the hotel by 2017. Read special report by Ben Martin for The Telegraph.  2. A day after a nun was barred from taking a national medical test in the state after refusing to remove her headgear, Muslim League condemned the Supreme Court decision to implement dress code and BJP reacted to the League sharply by asking them to leave Indian citizenship. Read details.  3. The Kerala Muslim League is witnessing a clash over the issue of lighting lamp at functions. League leader and MP ET Muhammed Basheer said that IUML’s policy is not to light lamps but another League leader, MK Muneer, denied Basheer's claims and said that the party cannot take an unilateral decision. Read TNM report.  4. The Kerala government declared that it would take steps to release life convicts who had completed 10 years of imprisonment in various jails in the state. The decision was taken in the wake of the recent Supreme Court direction. Read Mathrubhumi report.  5. 14 lakh fever cases have been reported in Kerala in the last seven months while various communicable diseases have claimed 226 lives during this period. Read a report by G Rajiv for The Times of India.