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MHA probing Mary Kom's NGO, Rajiv Gandhi Trust, Nasscom

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) An NGO runby Olympic medalist and Rajya Sabha Member Mary Kom, the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust and Nasscom are among 42 organisations being probed by the Union Home Ministry for violating norms under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), the Centre told Parliament on Tuesday. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said in a written reply that Mary ...

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Former Congress woman legislator joins CPI-M in Kerala

Chengannur (Kerala) March 20 (IANS) Ahead of the crucial Chengannur by-election, the ruling CPI-M, which is fighting to retain the seat, on Tuesday got a shot in the arm when former Congress leader Sobhana George, who represented the constituency from 1991 to 2005, joined the party The by-election became a necessity following the sudden demise of sitting Communist Party of India-Marxist ...

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Do not give political colour to 'Rath Yatra': TN CM

Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday urged the opposition parties not to give a political colour to the Ram Rajya Rath Yatra that entered the state. Speaking in the assembly, Palaniswami said the Rath Yatra crossed five states -- Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala -- before entering Tamil Nadu earlier on Tuesday.

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Kerala HC summons suspended DGP Thomas

Kochi, March 20 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Tuesday summoned suspended Director General of Police Jacob Thomas to appear before it on April 2. This comes after Thomas, in a letter earlier this month to the Central Vigilance Commission with a copy marked to the Chief Justice, raised allegations against two judges of the Kerala High Court, saying he was being targeted by the court. ...

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Kerala CM seeks opposition cooperation over development

Thiruvananthapuram, March 20 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday sought the opposition's cooperation for development issues. Vijayan made the remarks after Congress legislator V.D. Satheesan warned that violent protests similar to in Nandigram in West Bengal could be repeated in Taliparamba in Kannur district. Locals in Kannur are up in arms against a project...

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Santosh Trophy: Bengal, Kerala register comfortable victories

Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) Bengal blanked Manipur 3-0 to begin their title defense in style while Kerala hammered Chandigarh 5-1 on the opening day of the national football championship for the 72nd Santosh Trophy here. Sumit Das notched up a brace (6th, 15th) to give them a 2-0 lead at the break at the Howrah Stadium as Bengal dominated the proceedings from start to finish. Das sc...

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Around 1,500 unregistered child care centres operating in India: NCPCR

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Around 1,500 unregistered childcare institutes (CCI) are currently running across India, out of which more than 1,100 are operating in Kerala, according to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). As per NCPCR data, the total number of registered CCIs in India stands at 6,792. Currently, more than 2 lakh children (2,07,291) are living in ...

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30 global business leaders to take part in Kochi Summit

Kochi, March 19 (IANS) Over 30 top figures from IT, banking, retail, health, education, travel and transportation sectors will share insights on opportunities, emerging trends and ground realities that would help enterprises compete and lead in a digital world in a two-day event here beginning Thursday. Organised by the Kerala government, the two-day Global Digital Summit, with the theme...

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52 killed, 91 missing in Kerala after Cyclone Ockhi

Thiruvananthapuram, March 19 (IANS) At least 52 people were killed and 91 remain missing after Cyclone Ockhi struck Kerala's southern districts on November 30 last year, the state assembly was told on Monday. Giving the toll in response to a questiuon, state Fisheries Minister J. Mercykutty also said that the process of giving compensation to the families of the missing was underway and ...

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Kerala Congress-Mani to abstain from voting in RS polls

Kottayam (Kerala), March 18 (IANS) The six legislators of the Kerala Congress-Mani, presently sitting as a separate block in the assembly, on Sunday decided to keep away from the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls to be held here on Friday. The KC-M, led by veteran legislator K.M.Mani, quit the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) in 2015 after a more than three decade long association, an...

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Open to discussing liquor policy, says Kerala government after church's attack

Kozhikode (Kerala), March 18 (IANS) Stung by a very strong response from the Catholic Church to its liquor policy, the Kerala government on Sunday made it clear that they are open to any sort of discussion on it to make their stand clear. Talking to media persons here, state Excise Minister T.P.Ramakrishnan said that he is willing to speak to any person or organisations who have doubts a...

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Santosh Trophy: Under-cooked Bengal look to defend crown against odds

Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) Deprived of preparation due to unavailability of key footballers, hosts West Bengal will begin their title defence in not the most ideal manner when they take on Manipur in the Santosh Trophy final round Group A opener here on Monday. In another Group A match on the same day, Chandigarh will take on former champions Kerala at the Rabindra Sarovar Stadium. ...

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Alappuzha's dirty secret: Lauded by UN, NGOs -- but 'Venice of East' still stinks

Alappuzha (Kerala), March 18 (IANS) Standing atop a wall, 37-year-old Sabu Vijayan, an Alappuzha municipality sanitation worker, was singing as he used a long metal pipe to break a thick layer of waste floating on the two-metre-wide canal below him. The greenish-black water of the canal was hidden beneath the layer of plastic bottles and plastic bags filled with waste -- a small green pl...

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Workers get prominence during Congress plenary

New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The Congress plenary on Saturday saw some forthright suggestions from party workers who were given prominence during the delberations on the resolutions. Workers, who got a chance to speak in front of party's top leadership, expressed their gratitude to party chief Rahul Gandhi for making the event worker-centric. Madhu Kundan from Kerala, who spoke on ...

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Bengal squad named for Santosh Trophy final round

Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) Defending champions West Bengal on Saturday announced their 20-member squad for the final round of the national football championship for the Santosh Trophy starting from Monday at the Rabindra Sarovar and Howrah Stadium here. Mohammedan Sporting's forward Jiten Murmu was named captain. Coach Ranjan Chowdhury has been ruing the lack of preparation ahead of the co...

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PMK to protest demanding education loan write-off

Chennai, March 17 (IANS) With nationalised banks palming off the collection of education loan dues to private companies, the PMK will hold a protest here on March 20 demanding a loan write-off, said party leader Anbumani Ramadoss. In a statement issued in Chennai, he said the AIADMK party had promised to pay back the education loans taken by unemployed youth in its 2016 Assembly poll man...

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Kerala lawmaker's son seeks probe into sexual harassment charge to clear name

Kottayam (Kerala), March 17 (IANS) Shaun George, elder son of senior Kerala legislator P.C. George, on Saturday sought a detailed probe into allegations that he had sexually harassed a daughter of a politician in a train. This follows the publication of a book by the daughter of a prominent political leader that details how she was harassed by the politician's son hailing from Kottayam w...

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Kerala church up against state's liquor policy

Kozhikode (Kerala) March 17 (IANS) In a telling blow to the Pinarayi Vijayan government, the Kerala church on Saturday slammed the state's liquor policy, threatening to work against the ruling Left's candidate in the upcoming Chengannur by-poll. A senior bishop of the powerful Syro Malabar Catholic Church said this after the state government on Friday notified a Supreme Court order allow...

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Kerala church up against Vijayan's liquor policy

Kozhikode, March 17 (IANS) In a telling blow to the Pinarayi Vijayan government, the Kerala church on Saturday slammed the state's liquor policy, threatening it would work against the ruling Left's candidate in the upcoming Chengannur by-poll. A senior bishop of the powerful Syro Malabar Catholic Church said this after the state government on Friday notified a Supreme Court order allowin...

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Super Cup: Mumbai City FC rally past Arrows in extra time

Bhubaneswar, March 16 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) outfit Mumbai City FC prevailed over All India Football Federation (AIFF)'s developmental side Indian Arrows 2-1 in extra time at the Kalinga Stadium here on Friday to set up a round-of-16 clash with East Bengal in a Super Cup qualifier. Everton Santos' goal in the 104th minute made the difference after a second half injury-time equ...

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