news Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 05:30
  1. The Kerala High Court on Tuesday granted exemption to two Muslim girls from the dress code introduced by the CBSE for candidates of All India Pre-Medical Test slated for July 25 and allowed them to wear hijab during the examination. Read a report by Shaju Philip for The Indian Express.  2. Tamil Nadu DMDK leader and actor Vijayakanth has criticised Kerala for the pesticide issue and said that Kerala made the allegations against Tamil Nadu farmers because of the Supreme Court judgment in the Mullaperiyar issue which supported the argument of Tamil Nadu. Read details.  3. Five Kerala billionaires will be felicitated for their achievements by the Shanghai-based Hurun Report. Around 100 Kerala millionaires too have been invited to the felicitation function. Read details.  4. Kerala government has decided to make mandatory making awareness on AIDS among school students from class 8 to 12, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Wednesday. Read a PTI report.  5. KPCC Vice-President V D Satheesan, MLA has urged the government to reconsider its decision on Western Ghats. He expressed his concern over the UDF government's decision to treat certain areas in Western Ghats as non-forest category. Read a PTI report.  6. Kerala State BJP unit has expressed their concerns over the drop in the population of Hindus in the state. BJP state president V Muraleedharan has warned that if the population of the minorities increases at the current pace, Kerala will become a muslim-majority state in 25 years. Read The Times of India report.