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Kerala Industries Minister resigns after row over appointments of relatives

E. P. JayarajanCPI (M) Central Committee member E. P. Jayarajan resigned as Kerala Minister for Industries on Friday.
The resignation followed his admission of guilt in the appointment of his relative as Managing Director of Kerala State Industrial Enterprises under the Industries Department at the party State Secretariat meeting here.  The Secretariat “allowed him to resign” as requested by the Minister.

Government to bring fresh legislation to prevent nepotism

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Cabinet on Thursday decided to bring a legislation to prevent nepotism in appointments to quasi government institutions.

The decision is against the background of allegations against Industries Minister E. P. Jayarajan over appointing his relatives and relatives of other CPI (M) leaders to key posts in public sector units.  

The Cabinet asked the Chief Secretary S. M. Vijayanand to examine the allegations.

Conflict beetween media and lawyers: CM holds discussions with Chief Justice

Representative pic.Chief Minister Pinarai Vijayan held discussions with the Chief Justice of Kerala High Court on Tuesday about the conflict between the media and lawyers in the State.

The Chief Minister told the media after the meeting with the Chief Justice at the latter’s residence here that the issue would be resolved. The Chief Justice was positive about resolving the issue and the Registrar of High Court would soon issue a circular in this regard.

UDF to intensity stir as 'Chief Minister opposes reduction in fees'

UDF leaders decides to intensify stir against fee hike in private medical collegesDiscussions between government and managements of self-financing medical colleges on Tuesday did not take any decision to address the on-going agitation by UDF over hike in fees.

Chief Minister Pinarai Vijayan as well as Health Minister K. K. Shylaja held talks with the managements. Ms. Shylaja met the representatives of the management thrice. However, discussions mainly centred on next year’s admissions and other issues raised by the managements.

Protest against access to Aadhar biometrics granted to mobile company

Mobile services (representative picture)The Mahatma Gandhi National Foundation, Palai, has protested against a private mobile service provider being given access to biometric information collected during Aadhar registration.

Noting that the government had responsibility to keep personal information confidential, Foundation Chairman Ebi J. Jose said that an enquiry should be ordered into the access granted to the mobile company in inexplicable manner.


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