Current Affairs

Jaleel postpones trip to Saudi Arabia

Minister for Local Self Government K. T. JaleelThiruvananthapuram: Minister for Local Self Government K. T. Jaleel has postponed his trip to Saudi Arabia, on a mission to help Keralites affected by loss of jobs, indefinitely following denial of diplomatic visa to him by the Central Government.

The Minister told the media that the Centre had not given any reason for denial of diplomatic passport to him.

Saudi Arabia to renew work permits of Indians who lost their jobs

Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. K. Singh being received by Indian Ambassodar Ahmad Javed in JeddahThe decision was taken during discussions with Indian consulate authorities in Jeddah.

Union Minister of State V. K. Singh, who is in Jeddah, is coordinating efforts to help Indian who lost their jobs.  The Indians, numbering about 8000, are staying in 20 camps in Saudi Arabia. Of them, there are about 300 Keralites.

Appointment of Economic Advisor: CPI (M) polit bureau not to intervene

CPI (M) polit bureau will not intervene in the controversy over appointment of Harvard professor Gita Gopinath as economic advisor to Chief Minister Pinarai Vijayan, Asianet television reported on Sunday.

Veteran CPI (M) leader V. S. Achuthanandan had written to the polit bureau noting that Ms. Gopinath was proponent of views opposed to that of the CPI (M).

Media persons locked up over court reporting

Kozhikode: The police locked up Bureau Chief of Asianet television channel Binnu Raj and two of its employees in the Kozhikode Police Station on Saturday, leading to widespread protests by media.

The incident happened as a sequel to happening at the district court premises in the morning when the police detained reporters who had come to the court to report proceedings. The police took them to the station along with the outside broadcasting van of Asianet.

Eight medical colleges denied permission

Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare) Faggan Singh Kulaste New Delhi: Union government has denied permission for functioning of eight medical colleges in Kerala for the current academic year, Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare) Faggan Singh Kulaste said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on Friday.


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