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Controversy over Economic Advisor to CM intensifies

Professor of International Studies and of Economics at Harvard University Gita GopinathThiruvananthapuram: The controversy over appointment of Harvard professor Gita Gopinath as Economic Advisor to Chief Minister Pinarai Vijayan has intensified with disclosure that the appointment was without the knowledge of CPI (M).

Audit detects major irregularites in use of Road Safety Fund

RoadLocal audit has detected major irregularities in the use of funds by Kerala Road Safety Authority.

The Government as well as the Authority violated provisions of the law regarding use of Road Safety Fund. Much money is remaining unused.

Committee to prevent conflict between advocates and media persons

Kochi: A committee will be formed with the Advocate General as Chairman for avoiding conflicts between the lawyers and the media persons in Kochi.

This was decided at a conciliatory meeting convened by Chief Minister Pinarai Vijayan in Kochi on Saturday.

The committee will have a representative of Kerala Bar Association, three representatives of High Court Advocates Association and the Kerala Union of Working Journalists. Director General of Police could be an invitee when issues connected to the police are also involved.

Conflict between advocates and media: Chief Justice of India intervenes

Burning of newspapers at VarkalaA media relations committee will be set up in Thiruvananthapuram to resolve the conflict between advocates and the media.

This was decided after the High Court judges P. N. Ravindran and P. R. Ramachandran Menon, who came to Thiruvananthapuram to investigate the violent incidents on Thursday at the Vanchiyoor Court complex, held talks with representatives of the lawyers and the media and collected evidence on the incidents.

Assembly passes resolution for takeover of four aided schools

Education Minister C. Raveendranath moving the resolution on MondayThiruvananthapuram: Kerala Assembly on Monday passed a resolution for government takeover of four aided schools which were closed recently after obtaining favourable verdicts from High Court of Kerala and the Supreme Court.

The schools proposed to be taken over are AUP School, Malapparamba, Kozhikode; AUP School , Palatu, Kozhikode; AM LP School, Mangattumudi, Malappuram and PM LP School, Kiraloor, Thrisssur.


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