news Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 05:30
1. Three students from Kollam were arrested by the Kerala Police Anti-Piracy Cell in the ongoing police probe into the alleged leak of the censor copy of blockbuster Malayalam film "Premam". Read details.  2. Customs at Kochi International Airport has arrested a state police constable, who earlier worked at the immigration wing and had smuggled out 1,500 kg of gold worth Rs 400 crore in a span of one-and-a-half years. Read Shaju Philip's report for The Indian Express.  3. Bar bribe scam: Finance Minister KM Mani can be relieved now as the state vigilance and anti corruption bureau has filed a closure report in the court, holding that there was no evidence to frame a charge sheet against him. Read a Business Standard report.  4. Kerala government has questioned the High Court's recent directive to give autonomy to the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB). The appeal filed by the government argues that the single bench's "divergent decision" was without any such demand being raised by the petitioner in the case before it. Read Mahir Haneef's report for The Times of India.  5. After the row over delay in textbook distribution, the Kerala education department finds itself in controversy once again after it published textbooks with errors. Mistakes have been spotted in the text books of Class 8. Read a report by Kairali TV.