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Compensation for Kerala tanker fire victims: PM

Compensation for Kerala tanker fire victims: PM

Thiruvananthapuram: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday sanctioned Rs.1 lakh to the families of each of the two people killed in a tanker fire accident in Kerala on New Year’s eve.The prime minister, who was in the city to inaugurate the 97th Indian Science Congress, also …

Upper caste peoples can have economic reservation: M.M Hassan

Thiruvananthapuram: Congress party spokesman, M M Hassan, said here Saturday that people belonging to upper castes can have economic reservation. He said that the issue was discussed earlier. However, he declined to comment on IUML chief Kunhalikkuty’s stand on the issue during the discussion. It …

Tanker fire: toll rises to 7

Karunagapally: The death toll in the new year eve LPG tanker inferno went up to seven Friday with the death of three more people.Sunil Kumar (43), a head constable attached to the Chavara police station. Abdul Samad (44) and Naser (32) succumbed to their injuries …

Govt is not opposed to the probe by NIA: Kodiyeri

Govt is not opposed to the probe by NIA: Kodiyeri

KOCHI: Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has said that the State government is not opposed to the probe by National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the cases of extremism in the State. The government’s concern was that such a move should not affect the Centre-State relations, he …

Comprehensive inquiry has been ordered into LPG tanker blaze: VS

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan Saturday said a comprehensive inquiry has been ordered into the LPG tanker blaze at Karunagappally in Kollam on Thursday, which claimed seven lives.A compensation of Rs five lakh would be given to the next of kin of those …

Promoters should know needs and aspirations of community: Speaker

Thrissur: Training programmes for Scheduled Castes (SC) promoters should be adequately modified to address the changing needs of the community, Speaker K. Radhakrishnan has said.Addressing a State-level training programme for SC promoters, select members of the community who have been deployed in the local bodies …

KSRTC employees’ strike from Tuesday

Thiruvananthapuram: Various opposition organizations in Kerala has announced KSRTC employees’ strike from Tuesday demanding outstanding Dearness Allowance.The organizations insist that three of the seven outstanding DAs should be given now and a time frame should be decided on allotting the rest. The demand for completing …

Social service should accompany religious pursuits: K.V. Thomas

Social service should accompany religious pursuits: K.V. Thomas

Thrissur: Union Minister of State for Agriculture K.V. Thomas has said that social service should accompany religious pursuits. He was addressing ‘Jeevitha Rekha’, classes held on the concluding day of the State conference of the Ittihad Subhan Ul Mujahideen (ISM) here on Sunday. “Changes among …

Petition seeking direction to CBI to examine A.K. Antony

Kochi: CBI Special Court Judge K.P. Jyothindranath on Friday reserved his order on a petition filed by CPI(M) State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan, seventh accused in the SNC-Lavalin case, seeking a direction to the CBI to examine Union Defence Minister and former Chief Minister A.K. Antony …

CPI(M) to launch campaign against price rise

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) State committee has decided to launch a major campaign over extremism and price rise beginning next month. The party State committee, which concluded its two-day meeting here on Friday, resolved to organise vehicle rallies in all districts from …

Law and order situation in the State had improved in 2009: Kodiyeri

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said here on Friday that the law and order situation in the State had improved in 2009. In a message to the police personnel on New Year Day, the Home Minister said the number of political and quotation murders …

Govt will bear the hospital expense of those who suffered burns: Minister

Govt will bear the hospital expense of those who suffered burns: Minister

Kollam: The state government will give monetary aid to the family of the persons who died in the Karunagappally tanker tragedy, Food Minister C. Divakaran said here Thursday. Those who have suffered burns on the incident will also get compensation, the minister said.Meanwhile, Health Minister …

New Year revellers attacked Circle Inspector

PATHANAMTHITTA: K.A. Vidyadharan, Circle Inspector (CI), Ranni, was seriously injured while trying to disperse a group of New Year revellers who were making a nuisance of themselves at Blockpady, near Ranni, early on Friday. Mr. Vidyadharan was admitted to the intensive care unit at Pushpagiri …

Achuthanandan launched the revived Kerala Soaps

Achuthanandan launched the revived Kerala Soaps

Kozhikode: Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan launched the revived Kerala Soaps here on Friday.In his videographed inaugural speech played at the venue, Mananchira Square, Mr. Achuthanandan said that the government would continue to strive to make all the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) under the government profitable. …

Govt should frame law to check religious conversions: NSS

Changanassery: The NSS Friday said the state government should frame a law to check religious conversions.NSS president Neelakanta Pillai alleged that the Nair community was communaly discriminated against by the UDF during the selection of candidates in assembly by-polls and the Lok Sabha elections. The …