Current Affairs

Government rejects demand of self-financing colleges

Thiruvananthapuram: The Government has rejected the demand for altering norms for admissions to self-financing engineering colleges in the State.

Education Minister C. Raveendranath, who held talks with the college managements, said that norms could not be relaxed with a view to facilitate admissions to vacant seats. The association of college managements said that they would revert after discussions in their executive committee on Tuesday.

Suspense over liquor policy

Bar-signboardThiruvananthapuram: Governor P. Sathasivam’s address to Kerala Assembly on Friday has resulted in suspense over the new government’s liquor policy.

“My Government is of the view that restrictions on consumption of liquor have not yielded the desired positive impact. The increase in the use and availability of drugs in the State is disturbing. The opinion of people of all sections of the society will be taken into account before my Government formulates its policy stand,” the Governor said.

Commission orders furnishing of details of Cabinet decisions under RTI Act

Kerala Information CommissionThe State Information Commission has ordered that details of Cabinet decisions should be furnished to applicants under Right to Information Act.

Chief Information Commissioner Vinson M. Paul said in his order on an appeal petition filed by D. B. Binu of Human Rights Defence Forum, Kochi, that the exemptions provided under the Act did not cover matters on which decisions had been taken.

Row over jailing of dalit women

Thiruvananthapuram: The Opposition launched a concerted attack on the government over the arrest of two dalit women in Thalassery on Sunday while Chief Minister Pinarai women kept mum on the issue.

Funds for road safety remain unspent

RoadA large portion of funds allocated for road safety were not spent during the last six years in Kerala while number traffic accidents in the State remained one of the highest in the country.


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