PM denies appointment to Kerala CM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (file photo)Prime Minister Narendra Modi has refused appointment to all-party delegation headed by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarai Vijayan that  proposed to meet Mr. Modi on Thursday to seek resolution of crisis in the cooperative sector following demonetisation.

The Prime Minister’s Office reportedly directed the delegation to meet Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Following this, the delegation cancelled its trip to Delhi. The LDF has announced that it would observe Thursday as black day in protest against Mr. Modi’s decision.

Kerala Cabinet withdraws approval for Aranmula airport

Kerala Cabinet decided to cancel all government orders for Aranmula airport including approval, in principle, granted for the airport on Wednesday.

Pension to Commission members
It also decided to grant pensions to non-official members appointed to various statutory commissions. Those appointed on or after January 1 this year will be eligible. However, they will not be eligible for dearness allowance, minimum pension or family pension.

Kerala Assembly seeks authorisation to cooperatives to exchange demonetised notes

Assembly (file photo)Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Assembly urged the Central government on Tuesday to allow the exchange of demonetised notes by all cooperative institutions in the State.

Crisis in cooperative: UDF to decide on future agiational programmes after Delhi mission

Thiruvananthapuram: The UDF has decided to press for permission to cooperative banks to exchange demonetised notes and be part of the all-party delegation going to Delhi to represent the matter before Prime Minister.

The Front, which met here on Monday, also favoured joint agitations by employees of cooperatives and office bearers irrespective of party affiliations.


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