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Sale of 12 drugs banned

Thiruvananthapuram: The government has banned distribution and sale of a dozen medicines which were found to be lacking in quality.

An official release said here on Friday that these medicines should be recalled from the market and details submitted to district drug control offices.

The following were the name, batch number and manufacturer of the medicines:

Fixobact- 250 (cephalexin IP), b650940, Cipla Ltd, v ill, Tanda mallu, Kashipur road, Ram Nainital, Uttarakhand.

Half of Kochi’s surveillance cameras in disrepair

Surveillance cameras installed by KeltronThe surveillance cameras that act as the watchdog ensuring security screening of critical areas of Kochi are in disrepair for the past one year.
As many as 55 cameras are not working owing to disconnection for metro work, cable complaint and damage due to accidents. Public address systems at traffic junctions are also not working, documents obtained under Right to Information Act show.

Prime Minister ignores demand for withdrawal of his remarks against Kerala

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing election rally at Tripoonithura on WednesdayPrime Minister Narendra Modi has failed to give any response to widespread criticism of his remarks comparing Kerala to Somalia in his address at the election rally in Tripoonithura on Wednesday.

Rape cases double in Kerala over five years

ribbon-violence against womenRape cases have more than doubled in Kerala over the last five years. The incidence of such cases in relation to population is higher than the national average and those in the neigbouring States.

The reported cases of rape in Kerala were 1263 in 2015 against 617 in 2010 according to data released by the State Crime Records Bureau. The highest number of cases was reported from Thiruvananthapuram Rural and Malappuram district.

Anger, fear in Kerala over brutal murder of law student

People with children in their arms protesting against the murder in ThiruvananthapuramOnce again the question of safety of women has become the subject of debate. The wild incident that victimised the law student at Perumbavoor in Kerala has once again created ripples among the general public.

Protests have erupted in Ernakulam where she studied and the neighbouring Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kaladi. A march was taken out to the office of the Inspector General of Police (Kochi Range), Ernakulam.

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