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Conflict beetween media and lawyers: CM holds discussions with Chief Justice

Representative pic.Chief Minister Pinarai Vijayan held discussions with the Chief Justice of Kerala High Court on Tuesday about the conflict between the media and lawyers in the State.

The Chief Minister told the media after the meeting with the Chief Justice at the latter’s residence here that the issue would be resolved. The Chief Justice was positive about resolving the issue and the Registrar of High Court would soon issue a circular in this regard.

UDF to intensity stir as 'Chief Minister opposes reduction in fees'

UDF leaders decides to intensify stir against fee hike in private medical collegesDiscussions between government and managements of self-financing medical colleges on Tuesday did not take any decision to address the on-going agitation by UDF over hike in fees.

Chief Minister Pinarai Vijayan as well as Health Minister K. K. Shylaja held talks with the managements. Ms. Shylaja met the representatives of the management thrice. However, discussions mainly centred on next year’s admissions and other issues raised by the managements.

Protest against access to Aadhar biometrics granted to mobile company

Mobile services (representative picture)The Mahatma Gandhi National Foundation, Palai, has protested against a private mobile service provider being given access to biometric information collected during Aadhar registration.

Noting that the government had responsibility to keep personal information confidential, Foundation Chairman Ebi J. Jose said that an enquiry should be ordered into the access granted to the mobile company in inexplicable manner.

Governor calls for settlement of conflict between the media and lawyers

Governor P. SathasivamThiruvananthapuram: Governor of Kerala P. Sathasivam has appealed to the members of the legal and media fraternities in Kerala to settle their differences amicably through dialogue.

In a message, the Governor said that the civil society had high expectations from lawyers and Journalists, as the functions they serve are integral to the maintenance of democracy in the country.

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