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       HEADLINES: Oppn to boycott Minister Mani in assembly                                              Chennithala writes to Yechury demanding Mani’s ouster                                              Pinarayi comes down heavily on strike by Pembilai Orumai                                              Assembly adjourned after uproar over Mani issue                                              Is there need for deafening horns in govt vehicles, asks Human Rights Commission                                              EVM wave, not Modi wave: AAP on losing MCD polls                                              Terrorism will recoil on those who nurture it: India                                              Poll symbol case: AIADMK leader sent to 5-day police custody                                              Terrorism will recoil on those who nurture it: India                                              20 killed in clashes in DR Congo's Kasai region: UN                                              Jadhav case: India hands over mother's appeal to Pak                                              Brilliant Uthappa powers KKR to top of IPL 10                                              Kaumudi Facebook
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         Action against M M Mani: Only public rebuke    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The CPM has decided to take action against Minister M M Mani for his lewd comments against women. The CPM State committee meeting decided on Wednesday to issue public warning against Mani. The party action follows Mani’s controversial statements, made with annoying frequency. Now, it is almost certain that there won’t be any threat to Mani’s ministerial post as the action is restricted to mere public rebuke.

 
         PT Thomas writes to CM seeking permission for legal action    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: PT Thomas MLA has given a letter to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, seeking his permission to take legal action against Minister M M Mani.

 
         Blade mafia head arrested for assaulting couple, daughter    
 
 
aTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Police have arrested blade mafia head for allegedly beating up a couple and their daughter. The arrested has been identified as Neyyattinkara Manaluvila native Vimal Kumar. The victims are Neyyattinkara Kavalakulam Panayarathala resident Anil Kumar (37), wife Sreeja (33) and daughter Anusree (9). They are under treatment in Neyyattinkara General Hospital.

 
         Govt vehicles forgoes beacon light, restores registration number plate    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Cabinet on Wednesday decided to do away with beacon lights on government vehicles and restore the registration number plates on the vehicles of the chief minister and other ministers. Currently ministers’ vehicles do not display registration number and instead, 1, 2, 3 numbers are given for each vehicle. Meanwhile, emergency vehicles such as ambulance, fire engines and police vehicles can use beacon light.

 
         No power-cuts, load-shedding this year: M M Mani    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Electricity Minister M M Mani has informed again in the Assembly on Wednesday that there won’t be power cuts and load shedding this year in Kerala.

 
         Revamp of internal assessment grading in self-financing college mooted    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A committee chaired by MG University vice-chancellor has urged the government to reorganise the internal assessment mark structure of self-financing colleges. “An Ombudsman should be appointed at University level to resolve internal assessment complaints. It will have the right to examine the complaints regarding Internal mark. Academic audit should be conducted,” suggested the committee.

 
         RMP activist hacked in Kunnumakkara    
 
 
VADAKARA: An RMP activist was hacked at Kunnumakara on Tuesday. He has been admitted to Vadakara government hospital. Kunnumkara Vishnu (22) was hacked in the night at around 10:30. Another activist Ganesh, who got injured in the attack, was also hospitalised.

 
         File case against M M Mani, Chennithala writes to DGP    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala has written to DGP Loknath Behera, urging him to file a case against Minister M M Mani for his anti-woman remarks. In the letter it is pointed out that Mani made lewd and humiliating remarks against Pembilai Orumai activists and their strike in Idukki Adimaly on March 23. “For Mani’s such comments case, a case should be registered against him under relevant sections of Kerala Police Act and India Penal Code”.

 
         Munnar encroachment: Green Tribunal files case suo-motu    
 
 
CHENNAI: The National Green Tribunal has filed a case suo-motu over encroachments in Munnar based on newspaper reports. Seeking a detailed report on encroachments, the Chennai bench of the Tribunal has sent notice to Forest-Environment secretary, Kerala Pollution Control Board Chairman, Forest Department Principal Chief Conservator, Idukki District Collector and Munnar Municipal Commissioner.

 
         Accident in Suchindram Hospital: Two Malayalis die    
 
 
NAGERCOIL: Two Malayalis died on Wednesday in a car accident that took place at Suchindram in Nagercoil. Three others were injured. The dead are yet to be identified. The Maruthi car that met with the accident belongs to a person called Akhil B S. More details are awaited.

 
         Is there need for deafening horns in govt vehicles, asks Human Rights Commission    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: State Human Rights Commission has sought the explanation of the government over the demand for banning the use of up to 120 decibel frequency horns in the vehicles of govt VIPs. The direction has come in response to the complaint submitted on the occasion of International Noise awareness day. Commission acting Chairman P Mohanadas said Health department secretary, Transport Commissioner and Health Department Secretary should give the explanation within one month.

 
         Vigilance case inquiry: Govt cancels circular brought out by Jacob Thomas    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The circular issued by former Vigilance director Jacob Thomas allowing the department to register Vigilance cases has been cancelled by the government. The government has also taken away the right given to SPs and DySPs to file cases based on the complaints received by respective units in the Vigilance department. From now onwards, complaints received by any unit should be directly sent to Vigilance headquarters. The case will be registered only after the approval of

 
         Assembly adjourned after uproar over Mani issue    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The assembly was stalled on the second consecutive day due to opposition uproar seeking the resignation of Minister M M Mani over his lewd comments against women.

 
         Pinarayi comes down heavily on strike by Pembilai Orumai    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan came down heavily on the strike staged by Pembilai Orumai against Minister M M Mani’s speech. Those affected with anti-government ‘cataract’ are behind the strike, he said. The strike in Munnar do not have the support of the people, he said while replying to the adjournment motion moved by the opposition.

 
         Chennithala writes to Yechury demanding Mani’s ouster    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala in a letter written to CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury has asked him to direct Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to oust M M Mani from the cabinet for his controversial remarks against women.

 
         Oppn to boycott Minister Mani in assembly    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The UDF parliamentary party meet decided to boycott Minister M M Mani in the assembly over his lewd comments against women. The meet convened here Wednesday morning decided not to ask him any questions.

 
         P K Kunhalikutty resigns as MLA    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: IUML leader P K Kunhalikutty, who won the Malappuram Lok Sabha bypoll, today resigned as member of the Kerala Legislative Assembly. Kunhalikutty had represented Vengara constituency in Malappuram. He submitted his resignation to Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan.

 
         Party action against M M Mani likely    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The CPM is likely to take disciplinary action against Minister Mani for his anti-woman remarks. A consensus on this was reached on this in the CPM secretariat on Tuesday. In the State committee meeting to be convened on Wednesday, a final decision will be taken in this regard.

 
         Illegal properties of M M Mani’s family should be probed: BJP    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: BJP State general secretary M T Ramesh has demanded that the Enforcement Directorate probe the illegal assets of minister M M Mani’s family and relatives. He alleged that Mani’s relatives were behind extensive land grab in Munnar. That is why he had come out against any move to evict the encroachments there

 
         Walayar abuse: Youth under suspicion found dead    
 
 
PALAKKAD: A youth questioned by the police in connection with the Walayar rape case was found hanging on Tuesday. The case pertains to the incident in which two sisters were allegedly raped and later found dead under mysterious circumstances. The police had summoned the youth three times to the police station for interrogation. At Walayar Attapalathu, among the sisters who died, the thirteen-year-old was found hanging on January 13 and the nine-year-old was found hanging on March 4.

 
         Pannyan-Jayarajan war of words raises curiosity    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: On the side-lines of big issues like Munnar that are rocking CPI-CPM relationship in the ruling front, the war of words between CPI leader Pannyan Raveendran and CPM leader E P Jayarajan is raising public curiosity.

 
         ‘Freudian slip’ stings CM, Thiruvanchoor and K M Mani in assembly    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: If the first day of the fifth session of the fourteenth assembly meeting on Tuesday saw heated arguments, walkouts, protests and more, it also proved a venue for laughter riots caused by slip of the tongue by prominent leaders like Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, former minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan and Kerala Congress supremo K M Mani.

 
         Rs 4 lakh looted from Chengannur ATM    
 
 
KOTTAYAM: Rs Four lakh has been stolen from the SBI ATM counter at Padanilam, Cheriyanadu in Chengannur. The back side of the ATM was found to have been cut using a gas cutter. The police presume that the robbery may have happened past Monday midnight. Though the ATM is surrounded by shops, there are no houses nearby or any other institution that works overnight. The only house near the ATM is that of the owner of the building where the ATM functions.

 
         Honey trap case: Channel CEO and reporter get bail    
 
 
KOCHI: The high court on Tuesday granted conditional bail to Channel CEO Ajith Kumar and reporter Jayachandran, who got arrested in connection with the ‘honey trap’ case that resulted in the resignation of the former transport minister A K Saseendran.

 
         UDF set to intensify strike against M M Mani; Chandy to head for Munnar    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The UDF meeting held on Tuesday decided to intensify strike against Minister M M Mani for his lewd remarks on women. UDF MLAs will hold sathyagraha in front of Martyrs’ column at Palayam on Wednesday evening as part of the protests against Mani.

 
         Body of missing youth found at Kovalam    
 
 
KOVALAM: The body of a youth who had gone missing in the sea at Kovalam was found on Tuesday. The dead has been identified as Bheemapalli Manikyavilakam resident Shahul Hameed’s son Al Ameen (21). The body was spotted by fishermen at 6 in the morning near on the land shore under ID near the Light house. The police were puzzled when his relatives took the body to the church near Poonthura for the last rites without waiting for the police prepare inquest.

 
         If Mani is sent to Oolampara, the inmates will run away: Thiruvanchoor    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan poked fun at Electricity Minister M M Mani during the course of the first day of fifth session of the fourteenth assembly here on Tuesday.

 
         Clash in KSU, Youth Congress march    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Clash erupted during the assembly march taken out by the KSU, Youth Congress members demanding the resignation of Electricity Minister M M Mani.

 
         Secularism won in Malappuram: Pinarayi    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan opined that it was actually secularism that won in Malappuram and not any political party. He was talking during the question hour during the first day of the fifth meeting of the fourteenth assembly held here.

 
         Soumya case: Six-member bench to consider curative petition    
 
 
NEW DELHI: The six-member bench of the Supreme Court will consider the petition submitted by the Kerala government, seeking to reconsider the verdict dismissing the death sentence of Govindachami in the Soumya murder case.

 
 
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