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Elderly woman killed by son in Pathanamthitta

Elderly woman killed by son in Pathanamthitta

An elderly woman died after she was assaulted by her son over family dispute near here on Wednesday. The victim was Molly Thomas (62). The police have taken Shiju Thomas (38) into custody for attacking his parents in an inebriated condition. His father Mathayikutty also …

RBI withdraws Rs 5000 deposit limit for KYC-compliant accounts

RBI withdraws Rs 5000 deposit limit for KYC-compliant accounts

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Wednesday modified old­currency deposit rules announced on December 19, following strong public blowback. The new RBI notification exempted KYC compliant account holders from the limit of Rs 5,000 imposed on deposits of old currency notes of the Rs 500 …

Georgettan’s Pooram screens on Jan 25

Georgettan’s Pooram screens on Jan 25

Georgettan’s Pooram screens on Jan 25  Mollywood’s had a tough few weeks with films shuffling their release dates. While Mammootty’s The Great Fatherand Dileep’s Georgettan’s Pooram abandoned their December release, movies such as Prithviraj’s Ezra, Dulquer’s Jomonte Suvisheshangal and Mohanlal’s Munthirivallikal Thalirkumbol had their releases …

Tovino`s Godha wraps up filming

Tovino`s Godha wraps up filming

Tovino`s Godha wraps up filming Joseph’s upcoming movie Godha, which has Tovino Thomas and Wamiqa Gabbi in the lead, has wrapped up filming. The filmmaker took to his social networking page to share the news. “Finally an official packup. A dream project which we have …

Sonu Jacob to team up with  Sunny Wayn

Sonu Jacob to team up with Sunny Wayn

Sonu Jacob to team up with  Sunny Wayn It was a surprise for Sonu Anna Jacob when director Midhun Manuel Thomas chose her for a pivotal role in his upcoming movie, Alamara. “I play Divya Pavitran, a naadan girl who aspires to be a bank …

Don’t scare people to keep morale of police, VS tells govt; flays action against writer

Don’t scare people to keep morale of police, VS tells govt; flays action against writer

CPM veteran V.S. Achuthanandan Monday criticised the police for registering a case against Malayalam writer and theater artist Kamal C. Chavara on charges of showing disrespect to the national anthem, terming it as a “serious issue”. “Reports say that a case has been registered against …

Bana, seven-year-old Syria war symbol, evacuated from Aleppo

Bana, seven-year-old Syria war symbol, evacuated from Aleppo

Seven­year­old Bana al­Abed, whose Twitter account has offered a tragic account of the war in Syria, was evacuated from the divided Syrian city of Aleppo Monday, a Turkish NGO announced on social media. “This morning @AlabedBana was also rescued from #Aleppo with her family. We …

Hyderabad blast case: Yasin Bhatkal, four others get death sentence by NIA court

Hyderabad blast case: Yasin Bhatkal, four others get death sentence by NIA court

A special NIA court here sentenced to death five convicts, including the banned Indian Mujahideen’s (IM) co­founder Yaseen Bhatkal and a Pakistani national, in the 2013 Hyderabad bomb blasts. Apart from Bhatkal alias Ahmed Siddibappa Zaraar, and Pakistani national Zia ur Rehman alias Waqas, Asadullah …

You can deposit old notes worth more than Rs 5000 only once till Dec 30

You can deposit old notes worth more than Rs 5000 only once till Dec 30

Tightening rules for depositing junked 500 and 1,000 rupee notes, the government Monday said individuals can deposit over Rs 5,000 in old currency bills only once until December 30 and that too after explaining why it had not been done so far. After banning old …

TRAI moots free data for rural subscribers

TRAI moots free data for rural subscribers

To support less­cash economy, telecom regulator Trai Monday recommended that a “reasonable” amount of free data access should be provided to rural subscribers on monthly basis and the scheme could be funded from the Universal Service Obligation Fund. “In order to bridge the affordability gap …