Education Minister C Raveendranath said the first allotment of seats for plus one students in government and aided schools began on Tuesday and they would get a clear picture only after the completion of the process on June 18.
"North Korea is following a tough anti-America stance. It has been able to successfully counter the strong pressure imposed by America," he said, addressing party members at a district meeting in Kozhikode.
Anish Namboothiri of Kollam was selected as Melsanthi for Malikapuram temple, the second major presiding deity at the Sabarimala. The head priest was selected from a shortlist of nine names drawn from the applications received following an interview.