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Kerala Government approaches High Court to keep Cabinet decisions confidential

Thiruvananthapuram: The Government has filed a petition before the High Court challenging the order of the State Information Commission directing it to release details of Cabinet decisions taken by the previous government, before it was voted out, this year.

Jaleel postpones trip to Saudi Arabia

Minister for Local Self Government K. T. JaleelThiruvananthapuram: Minister for Local Self Government K. T. Jaleel has postponed his trip to Saudi Arabia, on a mission to help Keralites affected by loss of jobs, indefinitely following denial of diplomatic visa to him by the Central Government.

The Minister told the media that the Centre had not given any reason for denial of diplomatic passport to him.

Saudi Arabia to renew work permits of Indians who lost their jobs

Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. K. Singh being received by Indian Ambassodar Ahmad Javed in JeddahThe decision was taken during discussions with Indian consulate authorities in Jeddah.

Union Minister of State V. K. Singh, who is in Jeddah, is coordinating efforts to help Indian who lost their jobs.  The Indians, numbering about 8000, are staying in 20 camps in Saudi Arabia. Of them, there are about 300 Keralites.

Appointment of Economic Advisor: CPI (M) polit bureau not to intervene

CPI (M) polit bureau will not intervene in the controversy over appointment of Harvard professor Gita Gopinath as economic advisor to Chief Minister Pinarai Vijayan, Asianet television reported on Sunday.

Veteran CPI (M) leader V. S. Achuthanandan had written to the polit bureau noting that Ms. Gopinath was proponent of views opposed to that of the CPI (M).

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