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House expresses concern over stray do menace, but a solution will take time

Minister K. T. Jaleel responding to notice for adjounrment motion on FridayMinister for Local Self Government K. T. Jaleel told the Assembly on Friday that the government was taking all steps to check the menace of stray dogs.

Responding to a notice for moving adjournment motion given by P. K. Basheer (Muslim League), the Minister said that there were, however, many obstacles. It may take one, two or three years to check the menace.

Kerala Assembly opposes sale of shares of Cochin Shipyard

Cochin ShipyardKerala Assembly on Thursday adopted a motion urging the Centre to reconsider its move to disinvest 25 per cent of the shares of Cochin Shipyard Limited.
The motion, moved by Chief Minister Pinarai Vijayan, also urged the Centre to withdraw the decision to close down the Hindusthan Organic Chemicals unit in Kochi and approve the revival package for the company.

Government to undertake scrutiny of ADB-funded Modernising Government Programme

House frowns upon lack of accountability, transparency in implementation of the Programme

Kerala Assembly today discussed the report of the Estimates Committee of the House which highlighted the lack of accountability in the implementation of Modernising Government Programme (MGP) funded by Asian Development Bank between 2002 and 2008.

Complaint of Vigilance Director about phone tapping will be probed: CM

CM Pinarai Vijayan responding to Adjournment motion on MondayThiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarai Vijayan told the Assembly on Monday that the crime branch would enquire into the complaint of Director of Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau Jacob Thomas that his phone and email had been intercepted.

Responding to notice for an adjournment motion given by Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan (Congress), the Chief Minister said that Director General of Police was the appropriate authority to conduct the enquiry whether interception was done by police or those outside the force.  Mr. Thomas’ compliant was based on a press report.

Assembly session to resume on Monday

Opposition protest before Assembly (file photo)Kerala Assembly resumes its second session on Monday.

The UDF will be demanding that the enquiry into allegations of nepotism in appointments to public sector units should cover the Chief Minister’s Office too. Appointments to key posts would not have taken place without the knowledge of the Chief Minister, it says.


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