Opposition plans protest in the Assembly against Minister Babu

Gates of the Kerala AssemblyThe Assembly will be meeting only for 11 days during its 15th session beginning on November 30.

The House will not meet from December 9 to 13. The session will end on December 17, according to current schedule.

Heavy rain in Tamil Nadu: toll rises

A rainbow over Chennai airport (file photo) Thiruvananthapuram (updated on Nov. 16): About 70 people have died and property damaged in torrential rains in Tamil Nadu during the past five days. Flights and train services have been hit during the past few days. Road traffic was disrupted by flooding and fallen trees in Chennai and suburbs. Several of the Chennai roads are in knee-deep water.

Excise Minister Babu will find the going tough

Minister for Excise K. BabuExcise Minister of Kerala K. Babu’s continuation in office is increasingly becoming untenable after resignation of Finance Minister K. M. Mani.

Speaker disqualifies P. C. George

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Assembly Speaker N. Sakhthan disqualified former Government Chief Whip P. C. George for defection with effect from June 3.

The Speaker did not accept his resignation tendered on Thursday. The disqualification will be for the remaining term of 13th Kerala Assembly. It will not be in the way of his contesting future elections.

Mullaperiyar water level rises

Mullaperiyar reservoirThe water level in the Mullaperiyar reservoir is rising with heavy rains in its catchment areas.

Officials visit the dam to assess situation.


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