Top developments to watch out for from Kerala
Left Democratic Front's Assembly by-election convention in Ernakulam.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will share the stage with dissident Congress veteran K. V. Thomas at the Left Democratic Front (LDF) convention for the Thrikkakara Assembly by-election in Ernakulam.
Mr. Thomas had stepped out of the party line by publicly aligning himself with the Communist Party of India's (Marxist) [CPI(M)] governance agenda, thereby opening the door for possible expulsion from Congress. The leader, who claims to have a firm base among the numerically significant Christian community in the Thrikkakara constituency, had declared for the LDF's "development plan" in the run-up to the pivotal by-polls on May 31.
Court to consider prosecution plea to cancel actor Dileep's bail
A special court in Kochi will hear a plea by the Crime Branch to cancel the bail of actor Dileep in the 2017 actor abduction and rape case. The investigating agency had accused Mr. Dileep of tampering with evidence and attempting to influence prosecution witnesses.
IMD forecasts heavy rains in four districts
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rainfall in four districts in Kerala. It has a sounded a yellow alert in Idukki, Kottayam, Ernakulam, and Malappuram. Weather experts have attributed the current spell of rains to Cyclone Asani, which recently made landfall over Andhra Pradesh.
Thrissur pooram fireworks delayed
The district authorities in Thrissur are likely to announce new timings for the fabled pooram fireworks, which were put off for two days owing to heavy rain.
Kerala State Road Transport Corporation employee's union protest
Congress and Bharathiya Janata Party (BJP) aligned KSRTC employees' trade unions will hold token protests at operations centres across Kerala to protest the delay in disbursing their salaries.
Health Minister Veena George to hold forth on Kerala's Nipah experience
Higher Education Minister R. Bindu to launch new facilities at colleges in Kozhikode
Higher Education Minister R. Bindu will launch new facilities at the Government Engineering College and Government Arts and Science College in Kozhikode.