DGP to look into Vigilance Director’s complaint about phone tapping

Loknath BeheraThiruvananthapuram: Director General of Police Loknath Behera may take a decision on the complaint of Director of Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau Jacob Thomas that his email account and phone had been tapped.

LDF wins 10 seats in LSG by-election

Thiruvananthapuram: The LDF has won in 10 of the 14 wards of local bodies to which by-elections were held on Friday. The UDF won three seats and the BJP one, an official release from State Election Commission said on Saturday.

Task force to deal with betting over Kerala Lottery results

AssemblyThiruvananthapuram: Finance Minister T. M. Thomas Isaac told the Assembly on Friday that a high level task force had been formed to deal with ‘Ezuthu Lottery’, a form of betting based on last digits of Kerala State lottery results.

Kerala will have to wait five years to get rid of stray dogs and waste

K. T. JaleelKerala will have to wait for five years get its streets fee of stray dogs and waste.

Minister for Local Self Government K. T. Jaleel told the Assembly on Thursday that the government had drawn up a project to eliminate stray dogs in five years. A five-year project has also drawn up for freeing the State of waste.

No change in policy towards Kasturirangan report: Minister

A. K. BalanForest Minister K. Raju told the Assembly on Thursday that the present and the previous government had the same approach on the Gadgil and Kasturirangan reports on ecologically sensitive areas on the Western Ghats.

The government stood by the unanimous resolution adopted by the House during the UDF rule that populated areas should not be included in the ecologically sensitive areas falling in 123 villages.

Government to set up welfare fund for farmers

FarmingAgriculture Minister V. S. Sunil Kumar informed the Assembly on Wednesday that the government proposed to form a welfare fund board for farmers.

Replying to the debate on the budgetary demand for grants for Agriculture, the Minister said that the present pension scheme for farmers would be brought under the board. The norms for eligibility would be revised. “We will give pensions to all farmers.”

Opposition walk out in Assembly over Kannur violence

Thiruvananthapuram: UDF and Kerala Congress (M) members staged a walk-out in the Assembly on Wednesday over the political murders in Kannur district.

Government taking steps to tackle drought

Minister for Water Resources Mathew T. Thomas replying to debate in the Assembly on TuesdayMinister for Water Resources Mathew T. Thomas told the Assembly on Tuesday that the government was taking a number of steps to mitigate drought in the State.

Replying to the debate on the demands for grants for Water Supply and Sanitation and Irrigation, the Minister said that rainfall during South West monsoon was deficient by 32.7 per cent.

Food Security Act to be implemented from November 1

The Food Security Act will be implemented in Kerala from November 1, Food and Civil Supplies Minister P. Thilothaman told the media here on Tuesday.

With implementation of the Act, the BPL-APL categorisation would be replaced by priority and non-priority categories of card holders.

Opposition stage walk-out in Kerala Assembly over fall in rubber prices

rubberOpposition in Kerala Assembly, excluding sole member of the BJP, staged a walk out on Tuesday in protest against inaction of Central and State governments in checking fall in prices of rubber and coconut.

The walk-out came after Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan refused permission to move an adjournment motion, given notice of by Kerala Congress (M) leader K. M. Mani, in view of explanation given by Agriculture Minister V. S. Sunilkumar on action taken by the government.


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