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Cabinet names commission to probe police lathicharge before High Court

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Cabinet on Wednesday decided to appoint retired judge P. A. Mohammed as enquiry commission to probe police lathicharge that had taken place in front of the High Court following conflict between journalists and lawyers.

An officials release said that the Commission would enquire into events that led to the lathicharge under the Commission of Enquiries Act. As the High Court had intimated that the services of a sitting judge could not be spared for the enquiry, a retired judge was being appointed.

‘UDF delayed implementation of Food Security Act to favour wholesalers’

Thiruvananthapuram: Minister for Food and Civil Supplies P. Thilothaman said in the Assembly on Wednesday that the UDF government had deliberately delayed implementation of the Food Security Act in the State.

Pinarai corrects Balan

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarai Vijayan asserted in the Assembly on Tuesday that appointments to government service could be made only by following established procedure.

The Chief Minister intervened to correct Minister A. K. Balan who said that temporary appointments could be given to tribals with educational qualifications and later confirmed with approval of PSC.

When the Chief Minister pointed out that the appointments could be done only through PSC, Mr. Balan said that what he was proposing was contract appointments.

Government to bring new industrial policy, mining to be under public sector

Chief Minister Pinarai VijayanKerala government proposes to bring a new industrial policy, to simplify procedures for starting new industries and bring all important mining operations under the public sector.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced these while replying to the debate on the demand for grants for Industries in the Assembly on Tuesday.

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