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CPI-M not to field Yechury for Rajya Sabha again

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The CPI-M's Central Committee on Tuesday decided that party General Secretary Sitaram Yechury will not be fielded again as a Rajya Sabha candidate from West Bengal, observing that the party could not take support from the Congress. Sitaram Yechury will not be fielded as Rajya Sabha candidate. In fact, we can't field anybody else because we don't have the numbers...

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Islam appointed AICC Secretary in-charge of Kerala

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Qamarul Islam, an MLA from Karnataka, has been named AICC Secretary in-charge of Kerala, the Congress party announced. The Congress President Sonia Gandhi has approved the name of Qamarul Islam, MLA Karnataka as Secretary of the AICC, said party General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi in a statement. Islam will assist AICC General Secretary in-charge of Keral...

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Awareness drive soon for dengue, chikungunya in Delhi

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Delhi government will launch a campaign from August 1 to make people aware about vector-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Tuesday. Without revealing the details, he said sensitisation of people about dengue and chikungunya will be done on a broad level with all available modes including advertisement in newspa...

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Keralite dies of heart attack in Sharjah

Sharjah, July 25 (IANS) A Keralite died here of heart attack just a day before he was supposed to return to India, a media report said. Sundaresan Asokan, 46, was working with a metal fabrication company in Dubai. According to his colleagues, he had resigned from the firm and was supposed to fly to his hometown in Kerala on Monday night, the Gulf News reported. He came out (of hi...

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Framed by CPI-M: Arrested Congress Kerala MLA

Thiruvananthapuram, July 25 (IANS) Congress MLA M. Vincent, arrested on charges of sexually harassing and stalking a 51-year-old woman in Kerala, on Tuesday said he was framed by CPI-M leaders. The CPI-M Thiruvananthapuram District Secretary and the Neyyattinkara CPI-M legislator are behind this frame-up, Vincent told reporters after he was sent to a day's police custody by a court here....

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Will take up Chitra's issue with Centre: Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram, July 25 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday expressed disgust at the manner in which Kerala athlete P.U. Chitra, who had qualified for next month's World Athletics Championship has been left out of the national squad. Addressing reporters, Vijayan said Chitra is not just the pride of Kerala but the entire country and it's most disgusting that she ...

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We have no role in medical scam: BJP

Thiruvananthapuram, July 25 (IANS) Kerala BJP President Kummanem Rajasekheran has said that neither the party nor the Modi government have any role in a medical scam rocking the state. There has been no role of the state BJP or the Centre in this, he wrote amid a probe by the Vigilance Department into the case. The scam pertains to a Rs 5.60 crore bribe allegedly paid by a medica...

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Congress legislator, who came to actress' aid, claims vehicle tampered

Kochi, July 24 (IANS) Congress' Kerala legislator P.T. Thomas, who had been the first to rush to the aid of the abducted Malayalam film actress, on Monday complained to police that his vehicle was tampered with to cause him harm and sought a probe into it. In a related matter, superstar Dileep's bail plea was rejected by the Kerala High Court and he is now in judicial custody after the p...

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Parliament passes bill consolidating laws on civil maritime matters

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Parliament on Monday passed a bill that seeks to consolidate the existing laws on jurisdiction of courts on civil admiralty matters, or cases of maritime accidents or contracts related to maritime commerce, proceedings on maritime claims, and seizure of ships with the Rajya Sabha assenting to the legislation. The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritim...

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Kerala court to hear Congress MLA's bail plea on Tuesday

Thiruvananthapuram, July 24 (IANS) A court here in Kerala on Monday posted the bail hearing of Congress MLA M. Vincent, arrested in a sexual harassment case, for Tuesday. Vincent was arrested on Saturday, a day after being charged with sexual harassment and stalking of a 51-year-old woman, who attempted suicide earlier this week. The police plea seeking custody of the legislator ...

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Getting back to the roots to make healthy eating tasty

Palakkad (Kerala), July 24 (IANS) Does eating healthy necessarily mean eating tasteless? A gourmand may well answer that with a resounding 'Yes' -- but a bunch of chefs at the top of their game are out to change perceptions. They recently gathered in this far corner of the country for a retreat called 'Healing Recipes: Back to Roots' at the Kairali Ayurvedic Resort whose mission, among o...

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Kerala HC refuses bail to actor Dileep

Kochi, July 24 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Monday refused to give superstar Dileep bail in the alleged abduction and molestation of a popular Malayalam actress in February. It was on July 20 that the actor's bail plea had come up before the high court after the trial court refused him bail. The court had then reserved the judgement after hearing the bail application and the a...

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Arrested Congress legislator in Kerala suspended from party post

Thiruvananthapuram, July 23 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday suspended arrested Kerala legislator M. Vincent from the post of party secretary, a day after he was arrested on charges of sexual harassment and stalking of a 51-year-old woman who attempted suicide. Addressing reporters here, state Congress president M.M. Hassan said the party taking cognisance of the nature of the complaint aga...

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Kerala NCP president Uzhavoor Vijayan dead

Kochi, July 23 (IANS) Kerala unit's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Uzhavoor Vijayan died on Sunday at a private hospital here, his relatives said. Vijayan, 60, was admitted to the hospital since early this month. He was suffering from cardiac and gastrointestinal ailments and breathed his last around 6.45 a.m. Vijayan began his political career through the student win...

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Congress legislator in Kerala arrested for sexual harassment, sent to judicial custody

Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 (IANS) Kerala Congress legislator M. Vincent was on Saturday arrested, a day after being charged with sexual harassment and stalking of a 51-year-old woman who attempted suicide earlier this week. A court here sent him to 14 days judicial custody. This is the first time that a sitting legislator in Kerala has been arrested on such charges. Before being...

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Am excited, look forward to make ATK champions: Sheringham

Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Declaring that he was both excited and enthusiastic, new ATK head coach Teddy Sheringham on Saturday said he was looking forward to combining with compatriot and team technical director Ashley Westwood to ensure the third Indian Super League (ISL) title for the side this year. Looking forward to being the coach of ATK. I have been told about the club and its crazy...

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Millennium Development Goals-2015 only partially achieved: CAG

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) With a countrywide average of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) of 39 deaths per 1,000 live births and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) of 167 per 1,00,000 live births, the country only partially achieved the Millennium Development Goals-2015 under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the CAG has said. The partial achievement was far from the targets set under the F...

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Kerala BJP distances itself from medical college scam

Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 (IANS) The Kerala unit of the BJP on Saturday distanced itself from an alleged medical college scam involving state party leaders. Addressing reporters here soon after a meeting of the party state committee, former state BJP president P.S. Sreedharan Pillai said: A crime done by a party is different from a crime involving an individual. In this case o...

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Kerala Congress MLA arrested for sexual harassment, stalking

Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 (IANS) Kerala Congress legislator M. Vincent was on Saturday arrested, a day after being charged with sexual harassment and stalking of a 51-year-old woman who attempted suicide earlier this week. Before being arrested, Vincent, a first-time legislator, was grilled for over two hours by a team of police. He was later taken for further interrogation. Th...

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Congress MLA Vincent arrested for sexual harassment, stalking

Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 (IANS) Kerala Congress legislator M. Vincent was on Saturday taken into custody after being charged with sexual harassment and stalking of a 51-year-old woman who had attempted suicide earlier this week. --IANS sg/rn ...

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