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Governor calls for settlement of conflict between the media and lawyers

Governor P. SathasivamThiruvananthapuram: Governor of Kerala P. Sathasivam has appealed to the members of the legal and media fraternities in Kerala to settle their differences amicably through dialogue.

In a message, the Governor said that the civil society had high expectations from lawyers and Journalists, as the functions they serve are integral to the maintenance of democracy in the country.

UDF MLAs begin hunger strike in Assembly

UDF protest inside the Kerala AssemblyUnited Democratic Front in Kerala intensified its agitation against fee hike in self-financing medical colleges inside and outside the Assembly on Wednesday.

UDF members of the Assembly Hibi Eden, Anoop Jacob and Shafi Parambil began a hunger strike in the foyer of the Assembly while the protest by Youth Congress continued before the Secretariat. A hartal is being observed in Thiruvananthapuram district in protest against police action against Youth Congress activists yesterday.

UDF calls for hartal in Thiruvananthapuram district on Wednesday

KPCC president V. M. Sudheeran stages a sit in before Secretariat in protest against police action on TuesdayThe UDF has called for a hartal in Thiruvananthapuram district on Wednesday in protest against police action on Youth Congress workers agitating against agreement between government and self-financing colleges before the Secretariat on Tuesday.

The hartal, announced by Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala after a meeting of the UDF, will be from 6 am to 6 pm.

Chennithala expresses concern over move to grant clearance to GM Mustard

Greenpeace protest against GM Mustard before MoEF (file photo)Kerala Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala has urged the Centre to evaluate the environmental and health impacts of genetically modified mustard before giving permission for its cultivation.

In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Opposition Leader noted that many environmentalists, agriculture scientists and farmers had raised concerns about commercial cultivation of genetically modified crops.

Vigilance presses on

The Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau is continuing investigation into the wealth allegedly amassed by former Excise Minister K. Babu.

The Vigilance Police, which had raided the House of Mr. Babu and his relatives and alleged benamis on Sunday, today examined the locker of Mr. Babu’s daughter.

Update:  Vigilance police have examined the contents of another bank locker belonging to the daughter of K. Babu on Tuesday.


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