UDF fails to meet formally

The United Democratic Front failed to meet this morning to take decision on the demand for resignation of Finance Minister K. M. Mani over the High Court observations in the bar-bribery case

A formal meeting of Front leadership had to be aborted as the Finance Minister conveyed his unwillingness to resign.

UDF to meet to discuss resignation of Mani

Finance Minister K. M. ManiUDF leaders will be here on Monday to discuss the demand for resignation of Finance Minister K. M. Mani in view of adverse remarks from Kerala High Court today.

Mani under pressure to resign. Some Congress leaders demand his resignation besides Opposition.

Election of mayors, muncipal chairman on November 18

Thiruvananthapuram: The election of city corporation mayors and municipal chairmen will take place on November 18 morning. Deputy mayors and vice chairmen will also be elected on the same day afternoon.

The election of presidents and vice president for the district, block and grama panchayats will take place on November 19.

The election will be by open ballot by the members. The members will be sworn in November 12.

 

Victory for LDF in civic polls in Kerala

Bursting crackers, LDF activists celebrate victory in ThiruvananthapuramLeft Democratic Front gained control of majority of muncipalities and block and grama panchayats in the civic polls in State on Saturday.

They retained two municipal corporations—Kozhikode and Kollam while the United Democratic Front retained Kochi Corporation. It was an equal tally in district panchayats.

Bill to regulate harthals proposes fine on police officials

MG Road in front of Secretariat on a harthal day (file photo)Kerala Assembly, meeting from November 30 to December 17, will take up a Bill to regulate harthals in the State and fine police officials failing to provide protection to citizens during harthals. The Cabinet cleared the draft Bill on Friday for introduction in the Assembly.
The Bill seeks to specify that forced closure of shops and blocking the movement of vehicles or employees and workers reporting for duty will be a punishable offence attracting six months’ imprisonment or a fine of Rs. 10000 or both. (Updated).

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