news Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 05:30
1. A month after classes began, lakhs of students across Kerala do not have any text books, while the state government appears unperturbed by the state of affairs. The Students’ Federation of India (SFI) took to the streets in protest on Monday, with the march to Secretariat office in Thiruvananthapuram turning violent following clashes with the police. Read Haritha John's report for TNM.  2. The Kerala High Court has directed the CBI to probe all child trafficking cases in the state. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ashok Bhushan passed the order while hearing a petition by an NGO seeking the court's intervention to stop children from other states being trafficked to orphanages in Kerala. Read details.  3. A team of officials from Coast Guard, Navy, Kerala Police and from central agencies, headed by Thiruvananthapuram city police commissioner H R Venkatesh, will begin a probe on the seizure of a suspicious foreign boat with 12 Iranian crew members. Read a PTI report.  4. The Kerala High Court ordered that a woman abandoned by her husband has the right to get a passport for her child without having to obtain the husband' s consent. Read Mahir Haneef's report for The Times of India.  5. Kerala government declared that a meeting of Forest ministers of southern states will be conducted next month to tackle the increasing incidents of elephant poaching in forest areas in southern state boarders. Read a Manorama News report.    

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