No political interference in probe into TP’s murder, HC told

No political interference in probe into TP’s murder, HC told

Kochi, Thursday, June 21, 2012: The Special Investigation Team probing the murder of CPM rebel leader TP Chandrasekharan on Thursday told the High Court that here was no political or external intervention into the probe. The investigatin is progressing according to the law, DySP K.V. Santhosh Kumar told the court. He also said that the […]

Green film festival begins in T’puram

Green film festival begins in T’puram

Thiruvananthapuram, Thursday, June 21, 2012: Over 40 documentaries and short films on environment-based themes would be screened at the Green film festival which began here today. The three-day festival is being organised by the Centre for Gandhian Studies in association with the Information and Public Relations Department of the Kerala government.

Major fire breaks out at Maharashtra secretariat building

Major fire breaks out at Maharashtra secretariat building

Mumbai, Thursday, June 21, 2012: A major fire broke out at the fourth floor of the Mantralaya building which houses the state secretariat in south Mumbai this afternoon, fire brigade sources said. The fire broke out at NCP minister Babanrao Pachpute’s office, the sources said. Six fire engines have rushed to the spot, they said. […]

NDA gets another jolt, JD(U) to support Pranab in Prez poll

NDA gets another jolt, JD(U) to support Pranab in Prez poll

New Delhi, Thursday, June 21, 2012: NDA on Thursday got another jolt in the Presidential race with JD(U) becoming the second NDA ally after Shiv Sena to break ranks with BJP to support UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee. The announcement was made by party president Sharad Yadav close on the heels of BJP declaring support to […]

Arrest warrant against two accused in Fazal murder case

Arrest warrant against two accused in Fazal murder case

Kochi, Thursday, June 21, 2012: The Kochi Chief Judicial Magistrate Court on Thursday issued arrest warrant against the seventh accused CPM Thiruvangad local secretary Karayi Chandrashekaran and the eighth accused Kannur district secretariat member Karayi Rajan, in the Fazal murder case. The HC had earlier dismissed their bail pleas. Fazal was murdered on Oct 22, […]

BJP backs Sangma for presidential election

BJP backs Sangma for presidential election

New Delhi, Thursday, June 21, 2012: Reconciling with division within NDA over Presidential poll, BJP today announced its support to P A Sangma to pit him against UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee. The party, which failed to persuade allies like Shiv Sena and JD-U to support Sangma, argued that it was its duty as the main […]

Egypt presidential poll results postponed till next week

Egypt presidential poll results postponed till next week

Cairo, Thursday, June 21, 2012: The political scene in Egypt continues to bubble as the announcement of the results of the presidential elections were postponed till early next week, with the authorities saying it needed more time to examine the complaints after both candidates declared victory. The Supreme Presidential Elections Commission (SPEC) said it needs […]

Nurses on strike at Kozhikode Medical College

Nurses on strike at Kozhikode Medical College

Kozhikode, Thursday, June 21, 2012: As many as 50 nurses who are on compulsary duty at the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital are on strike on Thursday demanding increase in stipend amount. The nurses had undertaken a token strike the other day on the same issue. The present stipend is Rs 6000 per month and the […]

Law soon to regulate hotel food prices, says CM

Law soon to regulate hotel food prices, says CM

Thiruvananthapuram, Thursday, June 21, 2012: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday said that the the government will take strong action against hotels which do not ensure fair value as well as quality of food. Talking on the issue, Food Minister Anoop Jacob said that the government is considering to enact a law to curb the […]

Palmolein case: State’s reply sought on VS’ plea

Palmolein case: State’s reply sought on VS’ plea

Kochi, Thursday, June 21, 2012: The Kerala High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to inform it of its views or file a counter affidavit in two weeks on the petition by CPI-M leader VS Achuthanandan, challenging a vigilance court’s decision giving a clean chit to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the 1991 Palmolein […]