The Crime Branch fo Police have filed first information report before the court against six members of the Assembly for damaging property in the House during protest against K. M. Mani presenting the Budget earlier this year.

The accused are V. Sivankutty, E. P. Jayarajan, K. T. Jaleel, Kunhammed Master, K. Ajith and C. K. Sadasivan.

Construction of Vizhinjam port to start on December 5

Site for Vizhinjam PortThiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will inaugurate construction of Vizhinjam International Transshipment Terminal on December 5.

Union Minister for Ports Nitin Gadkari will be the Chief Guest at the function to be held at Vizhinjam at 4.30 pm. Chairman of Adani Ports Gautam Adani will make the introductory remarks.

Rs. 1700 crore to develop NISH into a University

Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri. Tawarchand Gehlot holding talks with Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday

Stormy session of Assembly ahead

A stormy session of the Kerala Assembly is in air as the House begins sittings of 11 days on Monday. A curtain raiser.

Deputy Speaker to be elected next week

Thiruvananthapuram: The election of Deputy Speaker of the Kerala Assembly will take place on December 2. 

Kerala AssemblyThe Legislature Secretary will accept nominations till noon on Tuesday and voting will be held on Wednesday.  Congress member Palode Ravi is likely to be UDF candidate for the post.

A Media Award will be instituted in memory of late Speaker G. Karthikeyan (updated).

Law to regulate prices of hotel food

"Sadhya DSW" by Augustus Binu. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons - Cabinet on Wednesday approved a Bill seeking to regulate food prices in hotels and restaurants in the State.

Kerala to form Commission for Non-resident Indians

Kerala Cabinet on Wednesday decided to form a Commission for Non-resident Indians with quasi judicial powers.
The Commission will be entrusted with the responsibility of protecting the rights and interests of NRIs from Kerala including their properties and investments in the State.

Bill to promote growth of Malayalam

Kerala Cabinet on Wednesday approved a draft Bill for development of Malayalam Language.

MalayalamThe draft has provisions to make Malayalam the official language of the State and propagation of the language. It will replace the Official Language Act of 1969 which specifies English and Malayalam as the official languages of the State.

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.

Operation Anantha: Government to seek vacation of stay granted to Biju Ramesh

Chief Secretary Jiji ThomsonKerala Government will be filing an appeal before the High Court against stay granted to demolition of part of Rajadhani buildings in the city belonging to Kerala Bar Hotel Owners Association leader Biju Ramesh under Operation Anantha programme.

Chief Secretary Jiji Thomson issued directions in this regard.


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