Shimogga: K.A. Dayanand, Shivamogga Deputy Commissioner, has ordered to open the Agumbe Ghat for the movement of mini-buses, two-wheelers, four-wheelers, and light commercial vehicles from May 16.

Landslides were reported along this stretch in June and July 2018 following heavy rainfall. Vehicular movement had been barred from April 1 to May 15 for repair and restoration work.

The work on reconstruction of parapet and retaining walls has been completed. The surface of the road has been relaid with dense bitumen concrete.

"A decision on allowing heavy commercial vehicles and cargo container trucks would be taken later," the DC added.

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Thiruvananthapuram: Authorities in coastal areas of Kerala have been put on high alert after an intelligence report said 15 Islamic State terrorists had set off from Sri Lanka for the Lakshadweep islands on boats, police sources said.

Coastal police stations and police chiefs have been alerted about suspicious vessels. The sources said, though, such alerts are "usual practice", this time they have a specific information about the number of terrorists.

The coastal police department said it has been on alert since May 23 after the intelligence input came from Sri Lanka.

"We have been on alert since the Sri Lankan attack. We have alerted fishing vessel owners and others venturing into the sea to be cautious," a coastal police department official told PTI.

After the serial bomb blasts in Sri Lanka, Kerala was put on alert, especially after NIA investigations revealed that IS operatives had planned attacks in the state.