Technical University should use free software: Achuthanandan

Opposition Leader V. S. AchuthanandanOpposition Leader V. S. Achuthanandan demanded here on Wednesday that Kerala Technological University should withdraw its decision to entrust conduct of examinations to a private agency.

He objected to plan to use Microsoft Silverlight by the University

Government liberalised rules for creative expression of staff: Chandy

Chief Minister Oommen ChandyKerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has clarified that the government order on creative expression by government employees was actually intended to dilute existing provisions.

He had frozen the order when reports to the contrary appeared in the media.

The Chief Minister refuted the criticism of SNDP general secretary Vellappally Natesan that development was centered in Malappuram and Kottayam districts.

Is Janata Dal (United) oscillating back to LDF

JD (U) logoIs Janata Dal (United) oscillating back to the Left Democratic Front (LDF)?

Most of the district unit chiefs who attended the State level meeting of the party in Kozhikode today were of the view that the party should quit the United Democratic Front (UDF). However, the meeting opposed merger with Janata Dal (S) which is with the LDF.

Chief Minister freezes order on creative expression by employees

Kerala SecretariatKerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday froze an order on creative expression issued by the Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department recently as the order attracted much criticism.

Chief Secretary Jiji Thomson was asked to look into the issue and submit a report.

Mullaperiyar dam: water level crosses 136 feet

Mullaperiyar DamThiruvananthapuram: The water level in the Mullaperiyar reservoir has crossed 136 feet following heavy rains in the catchment areas and reduction of intake by Tamil Nadu.

There is fear that the water level will be climbing further as it continues to rain in the catchments. The weather bureau has forecast isolated heavy rain over Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep today.


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