Once Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s blue-eyed boy, disgraced state vigilance commissioner Jacob Thomas is making a political entry via Twenty20, a political outfit floated by a company called Kitex Garments based in Kizhakkambalam in Kochi. Under suspension since 2017, the 1985 batch IPS officer sought voluntary retirement over e-mail on March 22 to contest the Lok Sabha poll from Chalakudy. Jacob was suspended after his autobiography, Swimming with Sharks, was seen as violating service rules. Later, the Left government slapped a disproportionate assets case against him, which is still being probed. As soon as the Kerala government received Jacob’s VRS application, it alerted the Centre. According to the personnel ministry, a serving officer under suspension and facing a probe cannot take VRS till the probe is over. Jacob’s VRS application was also deemed improper as it was sent on e-mail. Undeterred, Jacob kicked off his poll campaign by meeting religious leaders in Chalakudy.
The Orissa High Court on Monday directed the State Bar Council to ensure that the elections to form the executive bodies of all 167 bars in the State are completed by this month-end on the principle of ‘one bar, one vote’. The High Court also quashed the February 24 resolution passed by the Bar Council […]
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Announcing that the newly launched ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiative has proved successful, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced a series of measures to support four government hospitals in south Odisha. The scheme was launched on October 2. “On Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, ‘Mo Sarkar’ was launched. We focused on police and health. I have […]