Kerala Assembly pays tribute to Captain Lakshmi

Kerala Assembly pays tribute to Captain Lakshmi

Thiruvananthapuram, Wednesday, July 25, 2012: The Kerala Assembly today paid rich tributes to freedom fighter and INA veteran Captain Lakshmi Sehgal, who died earlier this week. The House’s attention to the propriety of recalling the services of Sehgal was drawn by opposition leader VS Achutnanandan and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Speaker G Kartihikeyan said […]

Opposition uproar in Kerala Assembly

Opposition uproar in Kerala Assembly

Thiruvananthapuram, Wednesday, July 25, 2012: The Kerala Assembly was disrupted for some time following the uproar created by the Opposition seeking a judicial probe on the cancellation of the deal given to BSNL, a public sector organisation, by the Kerala Veterinary University. Permission was earlier denied to the adjournment motion brought by the opposition in […]

Pranab Mukherjee takes oath as 13th President

Pranab Mukherjee takes oath as 13th President

New Delhi, Wednesday, July 25, 2012: Pranab Mukherjee took over as the 13th President of the Republic of India on Wednesday. Pranab Mukherjee was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of India SH Kapadia at the Central Hall of Parliament at 11.30 am. The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA […]

Power tariff hike on the anvil

Power tariff hike on the anvil

Thiruvananthapuram, Wednesday, July 25, 2012: The High Power Committee of the Kerala State Electricity Board has decided to urge the Electricity Regulatory Commission to allow realisation of higher power tariff from domestic consumers who consume more than 150 units a month. The Committee has also recommended imposing a 30 per cent powercut on industrial and […]

Pak finalising deal with NATO over reopening supply routes

Pak finalising deal with NATO over reopening supply routes

Islamabad, Wednesday, July 25, 2012: The Pakistan government is finalising agreements with Nato over the reopening of supply routes to Afghanistan, foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar has told a key parliamentary panel. Khar informed the Parliamentary Committee on National Security about the government’s negotiations with the US and Nato during a meeting of the panel […]

SFI State conference from Thursday

SFI State conference from Thursday

Palakkad, Wednesday, July 25, 2012: The 31st State conference of the Students Federation of India (SFI) will be held at the Municipal Town hall from July 26 to July 29. The conference will be attended by 434 delegates from across the State. The delegates represent 13,00,710 members of the State SFI.  CPM Polit Bureau member […]

Gold price rises by Rs 160 per sovereign

Gold price rises by Rs 160 per sovereign

Kochi, Wednesday, July 25, 2012: The price of gold on Wednesday increased by Rs 160 as it reaches Rs 22, 200 per eight grams. The price of gold per gram is Rs 2,775. Gold is seen as a safe investment especially in Kerala.

Kerala’s per capita debt touches Rs 26,067

Kerala’s per capita debt touches Rs 26,067

Thiruvananthapuram, Wednesday, July 25, 2012: Finance Minister KM Mani informed the house on Tuesday that Kerala’s overall debt has ballooned to Rs 87,063.83 crores. The state’s per capita debt now stands at Rs 26,067. The state’s overall debt stood at Rs 78,673.24 crore as on March 31, 2011 before the current government assumed charge, Mani […]

Achuthanandan expressed disagreement at State Committee

Achuthanandan expressed disagreement at State Committee

Thiruvananthapuram, Wednesday, July 25, 2012: CPI(M) veteran VS Achuthanandan expressed his disagreement with the findings of resolution by the party’s Central Committee (CC), at the State Committee on Tuesday. The CC had rejected Achuthanandan’s claim that issues relating to the ideological deviations are prevalent in CPI (M) Kerala unit. An irate Achuthanandan asked the state […]

Assam violence: Ernakulam-Guwahati Express cancelled

Assam violence: Ernakulam-Guwahati Express cancelled

Chennai, Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012:  The Ernakulam-Guwahati Express scheduled to leave Ernakulam was cancelled today as fresh violence rocked the trouble-torn Bodoland Territorial Administered districts in Assam. A Southern Railway press release said the service has been cancelled due to “deteriorating law and order situation and heavy disruption of traffic” in Kokrajhar region.