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Erring recruiting agencies warned

The State government is considering blacklisting the recruiting agencies that intentionally cheat jobseekers, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said. He was replying to the debate on the Non-Resident Keralites’ Welfare (Amendment) Bill, 2019 as reported by the Subject Committee in the Assembly on Wednesday. Mr. Vijayan said the government had given ₹7 crore to 550 […]

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‘Kerala Rafi’ Cochin Azad passes away

Popular singer Cochin Azad, who enthralled music lovers through his soulful rendition of legendary Mohammed Rafi songs, died here on Wednesday. He was 62. The death occurred following a heart attack around 3 a.m., according to family members. The final rites were held at the Mohammed mosque in Thangal Nagar, Palluruthy. Azad, a resident of […]

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Police get custody of Alan Suhaib

The Kozhikode Sessions Court on Wednesday granted the request of the prosecution for the custodial interrogation of CPI(M) worker Alan Suhaib who had been booked for Maoist links a fortnight ago. The 20-year-old student, whose connection with the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) was prima facie revealed, will be in police custody till 11 […]

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Confusion over identity of slain Maoist

Relatives reached the Government Medical College Hospital (MCH), Thrissur, on Wednesday to receive the bodies of Maoists killed in a shoot-out in the Agali forests recently. The relatives of Manivasakam and Karthi reached the hospital, as the Kerala High Court gave permission to cremate the bodies. However, confusion over the identity of the bodies continued […]

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Privilege notices to three TDP leaders soon

Andhra Pradesh Government Chief Whip G. Srikanth Reddy said privilege notices would be issued soon to MLC Nara Lokesh, MLA K. Atchannaidu and former MLA Kuna Ravi Kumar for making derogatory comments on Assembly Speaker Tammineni Sitaram. These TDP leaders used abusive language against the Speaker and they have to tender explanations upon receiving the […]

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Low-alcohol liquor from fruits soon

The State government does not intend to go back on its decision to allow the production of low-alcohol beverages from fruits, Excise Minister T.P. Ramakrishnan informed the Assembly on Wednesday. Their production would, in fact, help to bring down consumption of hard liquor, he said in a written reply to the House. The decision to […]

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JNU fee hike rollback ‘cosmetic’, say teachers and students

Members of Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ union and teachers’ association on Wednesday termed the “partial rollback” of hostel fee hike “cosmetic“. The decision to rollback the fee hike was taken at the university’s Executive Council meeting, which had to be shifted outside the campus at the last moment fearing agitation by students. The students have […]