“On September 14, we will appear before the court again. It has been more than two years. But, so far, nothing has happened in my case. During the last hearing on July 20, just one witness appeared. They have been dilly-dallying on the matter for sometime,” says Praveen, a 27-year-old sailor cadet from Pathanapuram in Kollam, who has been stranded in a Kenyan Jail.
In a major twist in the case related to the death of ayurveda doctor P A Baiju who died after a prolonged battle against medicine-induced paralyses, the police have decided to impose murder charge against the accused.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) probing the alleged ISIS link of the persons who went missing from the State in recent months suspect that they migrated using funds received from foreign sources.
Mannar in central Travancore, which boasts a 1,400 year- old legacy in making bronze and brass metal crafts as well as traditional utensils, is currently on a high following its official declaration as a Heritage Village, which the locals believe will result in businesses making a beeline for the region.
On the intervening night of May 29 and 30, a team of guards from the Kurichiyad forest range in the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary was on a routine patrol. They saw a female elephant close to the road at Nalam mile on the Sulthan Bathery-Perikkallur state highway and thought nothing of it. On the morning of May 30, a forest office situated less than one km from Nalam mile received a phone call reporting the carcass of an elephant.