Kerala

After CM refuses CBI probe, UDF to change tactics

After CM refuses CBI probe, UDF to change tactics

Opposition decides to take legal recourse for investigation by Central agency The United Democratic Front on Monday decided to change the direction of its ongoing agitation demanding a CBI probe into the murder of S.P. Shuhaib in the face of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s firm stand against it. The High …

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Shuhaib murder: CM rejects demand for CBI probe

Shuhaib murder: CM rejects demand for CBI probe

UDF disrupts Assembly raising the demand Noisy scenes marked the opening day of the new Assembly session on Monday, with the Congress-led Opposition disrupting the proceedings after Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan turned down their demand for a CBI investigation into the murder of a Youth Congress worker in Kannur. Speaker …

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Chief Minister to open Krithi book fair

Chief Minister to open Krithi book fair

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the Krithi International Book Festival, the first edition of what is being planned as an annual event, on Marine Drive on March 1. The event is being planned as a “grand annual event” by the State government, said a press release here. Minister for …

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Salute your work, scientist tells budding engineers

Salute your work, scientist tells budding engineers

Students urged to work to achieve Kalam’s India Vision 2020 “Salute your work, love your profession and do it with your best so that you can succeed in profession,” M.C. Dattan, scientific advisor to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and former Director of Virkam Sarabhai Space Centre, urged budding engineers. He …

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Elaborate security arrangements for Pongala

Elaborate security arrangements for Pongala

3,600 police personnel, including 1,250 policewomen, will be deployed for the festival The Thiruvananthampura City police have chalked out an elaborate security scheme for the Attukal Pongala, when thousands of devotees are expected to converge in the State capital, on March 2. As many as 600 personnel have been deployed in various …

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Govt must protect KSRTC: Chandy

Govt must protect KSRTC: Chandy

Former CM says employees must be taken into confidence Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said that the State government cannot ignore its responsibility in protecting the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC). Inaugurating the 41st State conference on Kerala State Transport Drivers’ Union here on Friday, Mr. Chandy called …

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Strengthen Left to protect nation: VS

Strengthen Left to protect nation: VS

566 delegates participating in CPI(M) State conference Senior CPI(M) leader V.S. Achuthanandan has called for defeating the planned moves of people with vested interests against the party. Speaking after hoisting the party flag ahead of the delegate session of the 22nd CPI(M) State conference at V.V. Dhakshinamurthy Nagar (Regional Theatre) …

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Violence not CPI(M) culture: Yechury

Violence not CPI(M) culture: Yechury

No understanding or electoral alliance with Congress to defeat RSS-BJP In a clear bid to extricate the party from accusations relating to political violence, Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury has asserted that any aberration in party workers’ actions resulting in political violence would be sternly dealt …

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Youth from State being recruited as carriers: official

Youth from State being recruited as carriers: official

Minister says smuggling is a threat to national security Joint Commissioner, Customs, Aneish Rajan, on Wednesday expressed concern that international smuggling networks appeared to be increasingly recruiting Kerala youth as carriers. Addressing a conference on “Combating Smuggling, Counterfeiting and Piracy” here on Wednesday, Mr. Rajan, said revoking the passports of …

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Sahithya Akademi awards announced

Sahithya Akademi awards announced

T.D. Ramakrishnan’s Sugandhi Enna Andal Devanayaki adjudged best novel Kerala Sahitya Akademi awards have been declared. Eyyangode Sreedharan, C.R. Omanakuttan, Lalitha Lenin, Jose Punnamparambil, P.K. Parakkadavu, and Pooyappilly Thankappan have been selected for awards for their overall contribution. The award carries a purse of ₹30,000, citation, Ponnada, and a memento. T.D. …

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