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         Solar: VS was against CBI inquiry, govt tells court    
 
 
KOCHI: The government informed the high court that Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan had earlier opposed a CBI inquiry into the solar scam and preferred judicial enquiry to the other.

 
         Slight improvement in Karthikeyan’s health condition    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: There is a slight improvement in the health condition of Speaker G Karthikeyan, who is ailing in Bangalore HCG hospital.

 
         Illegal tax benefits: Court seeks probe against Mani    
 
 
KOCHI: The Kerala High Court directed the Kottayam Vigilance Court to conduct a probe against Finance Minister K M Mani on the plea filed alleging corruption in providing illegal tax benefits to two firms.

 
         Permission for Aranmula aiport will not be withdrawn: Oommen Chandy    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said that the government will not withdraw the permission given for the construction of Aranmula airport. There are no sufficient grounds to cancel the permission. He said this on Tuesday while he was taking to media persons after his meeting with Union ministers in New Delhi.

 
         CPI State Secretary: Voting avoided by 'clapping of hands'    
 
 
KOTTAYAM: CPI National Executive member K E Ismail, who had eyed CPI State Secretary’s post, was dissuaded from contesting by his supporters who advised him to avoid a voting session and the ovation in the CPI conference, when Kanam Rajesndran’s name was suggested.

 
         Mani will be disgraced if budget is presented, says VS    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan Tuesday said Finance Minister K M Mani facing graft charges in the bar bribery scam, would be disgraced if he comes to present the budget.

 
         ‘Salim Raj backed out from Narco test under political duress’    
 
 
KOCHI: There are hints that Salim Raj, a former gunman of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and an accused in the Kalamssery land grab case, didn’t agree for scientific tests including Narco analysis test, due to political pressure.

 
         Vizhinjam: Centre agrees to consider relaxation in Cabotage Law    
 
 
NEW DELHI: The Centre has agreed to favourably consider state government’s request for relaxation in Cabotage Law for the proposed Vizhinjam International Harbour project. The assurance was obtained in the talks held between Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari.

 
         Court has crossed limit, suggestions will be given again, says Sudheeran    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The statement of the Kerala High Court claiming as illegal the circular released by KPCC, has crossed the limit, said V M Sudheeran. I strongly oppose the court’s statement. Addressing the media, he said as a party chief, directions will be issued to the party members again.

 
         No special agitations planned against Mani, says Kanam    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The CPI is not planning any special agitational programmes against Finance Minister K M Mani, who is facing graft charges in the bar bribery scam, said the new state secretary Kanam Rajendran. As the Left Front has planned the agitational programmes, we are not doing anything, he said.

 
         Koliyakode Krishnan Nair suffers chest pain    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Vamanapuram MLA Koliyakode Krishnan Nair has been admitted to the medical college hospital after he complained of a chest pain.

 
         Rs 27 lakhs illegal money seized    
 
 
KALPETTA: The police Tuesday arrested a native of Bangalore travelling on board a Karnataka Transport bus with illegal money at the Muthanga check post.

 
         Murder case: Three year jail, fine    
 
KOCHI: Ernakulam Principal Assistant court has awarded a punishment of three-year imprisonment and Rs 50,000 fine to Ansari(65) from Edava, who is the convict in a Kochi murder case.

 
         Oil price: CPM plans agitation    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: CPM State committee meeting held under the chairmanship of politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan has decided to start agitations against the petrol-diesel price hike. As part of this, a torchlight procession was held today under the aegis of party branch offices. Area-wise demonstration will be held in front of petrol pumps tomorrow.

 
         Operation Suraksha: 502 persons arrested    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As part of the tough actions initiated by the government against Goons and mafia, 502 people were arrested on Monday under Operation Suraksha. 203 persons were arrested from Thiruvananthapuram range, 181 from Kochi range, 62 from Thrissur Range and 56 from Kannur range were arrested.

 
         Holiday for Pongala    
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: On account of Attukal Pongala festival, the government has declared holiday for all government offices and educational institutions in the Thiruvananthapuram district on March 5. Wednesday (March 4) afternoon will also be a holiday in City areas.

 
         HC tells KPCC chief not to act as a parallel constitution    
 
 
KOCHI: The Kerala High Court asked KPCC chief V M Sudheeran not to act as a parallel constitution. The court made the statement while considering the plea against denying bar license to Kochi Crown Plaza Hotel. The court directed Maradu Municipality to give bar license to the hotel within two weeks.

 
         I was chosen unanimously, says Kanam    
 
 
KOTTAYAM: I was chosen unanimously as the CPI state secretary, said Kanam Rajendran. Talking to the media, he said the central leadership suggested his name for the post. The name of K E Ismail was also voiced but however, he informed that he is not in the fray and so the lot was for me.

 
         VS conspicuous by his absence in State committee meeting    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan who had walked out of CPM State conference didn't turn up to attend the meeting of the new State committee elected by the CPM conference.

 
         Bride commits suicide    
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A 20-year-old-newly married girl committed suicide. She has been identified as Akhila of Pangode. She committed suicide last night at her husband’s house. She got married five months ago.

 
         Nisham in terrorists’ cell    
 
 
THRISSUR: Nisham, the accused in the Chandrabose murder case, has been shifted to the special cell in the jail where hard-core terrorists were housed before. The decision to shift Nisham to the highly protected cell was taken after it was alleged that the jail officials were on a race to provide facilities to Nisham, according to his whims.

 
         Toddler dies during flight journey    
 
KOCHI: A one-and-a-half-year-old-baby born to a Keralite couple died during a flight journey. The baby has been identified as Rishipriya born to Binoy and Ashwini, natives of Thrissur.

 
         Kanam Rajendran new CPI state secretary    
 
 
KOTTAYAM: AITUC state secretary Kanam Rajendran has been chosen as the CPI state secretary. Kanam was chosen for the post after K E Ismail withdrew from the fray in the last minute following central leadership’s strong intervention.

 
         Ganja case: Kavitha Pillai demanded 2 lakhs to save accused    
 
 
KOCHI: Kavitha Pillai, accused in the medical seat fraud case, asked a ransom of Rs 2 lakhs for acquitting the persons accused in the ganja case. The amount was to pay the police officers as bribe for not charging more offences against the youth.

 
         Rahul will return stronger: Antony    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who has taken a break from parliament, will return "stronger and more energetic", party leader A.K. Antony said Sunday. The former defence minister defended the Gandhi scion's move which has drawn flak from many quarters.

 
         Revenue share for Kerala is Rs 13,121.77 cr    
 
 
NEW DELHI: The revenue share allocated to Kerala this time was Rs 13,121.77 crore. This is 2.5 per cent of the total revenue share allotted to all states. In last year’s interim budget, State’s share was Rs 8,972.51 crore.

 
         Railway's new helpline number is 138    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Railways has started a helpline to help passengers register their complaints. The number is 138. The complaints regarding coach position, cleanliness of stations, food facility and medical aid can be made in this number.

 
         It was corporate-friendly budget: Mani    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Finance Minister K M Mani has dubbed the budget presented by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as a corporate-friendly budget. “In the budget Kerala got nothing substantial. Neither the farmers nor the poor got anything beneficial to them,” he said.

 
         Seven years jail term for murder accused    
 
MALAPPURAM: The court awarded life imprisonment to an accused in connection with the murder of a person over a dispute in serving salad in a hotel.

 
         ‘Nisham also had links with spirit mafia’; police in bribery tangle    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Amidst the allegation that controversial business man Nisham Muhammed has been trying to subvert the Chandrabose murder case, spirit bribery controversy involving certain policemen is also beginning to grab headlines.

 
 
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