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Kerala Assembly urges Centre to replace defective rails and old coaches

RailKerala Assembly unanimously adopted a substantive motion on Thursday urging the Centre to replace old and worn-out coaches and defective rails.

The motion, moved by Minister for Public Works G. Sudhakaran at the end of a discussion initiated by T. A. Ahammed Kabeer (Muslim League) , also called upon the Centre to ensure safety of women travelling by train and fill up vacancies of technical staff in the railways to ensure safety.

House expresses concern over stray do menace, but a solution will take time

Minister K. T. Jaleel responding to notice for adjounrment motion on FridayMinister for Local Self Government K. T. Jaleel told the Assembly on Friday that the government was taking all steps to check the menace of stray dogs.

Responding to a notice for moving adjournment motion given by P. K. Basheer (Muslim League), the Minister said that there were, however, many obstacles. It may take one, two or three years to check the menace.

Kerala Assembly opposes sale of shares of Cochin Shipyard

Cochin ShipyardKerala Assembly on Thursday adopted a motion urging the Centre to reconsider its move to disinvest 25 per cent of the shares of Cochin Shipyard Limited.
The motion, moved by Chief Minister Pinarai Vijayan, also urged the Centre to withdraw the decision to close down the Hindusthan Organic Chemicals unit in Kochi and approve the revival package for the company.

Government to undertake scrutiny of ADB-funded Modernising Government Programme

House frowns upon lack of accountability, transparency in implementation of the Programme

Kerala Assembly today discussed the report of the Estimates Committee of the House which highlighted the lack of accountability in the implementation of Modernising Government Programme (MGP) funded by Asian Development Bank between 2002 and 2008.

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