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Karnataka childcare workers call off stir over wage hike

Bengaluru, March 23 (IANS) About 10,000 childcare workers (Anganwadis) and their helpers in Karnataka called off their four-day agitation on Thursday after Chief Minister Siddaramaiah assured them of a wage hike soon. We have called off our agitation on the Chief Minister's assurance that his government will increase our wages, Karnataka State Anganwadi Workers' Association President S. ...

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Goa, Bengal to meet in Santosh Trophy final

Bambolim (Goa), March 23 (IANS) Hosts Goa beat Kerala 2-1 in the second semi-final of the 71st national football championship for the Santosh Trophy to set up their summit clash with Bengal after the latter prevailed over Mizoram 6-5 in sudden death in the first semi here on Thursday. For Goa, Liston Colaco scored a first-half brace with Rahul Raj pulling one back in the 61st minute. ...

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Carborundum Universal's three new plants go on stream

Chennai, March 23 (IANS) Indian multi-national Carborundum Universal Ltd (CUMI), a major in abrasives, ceramics and other products, on Thursday said it has opened three new fusion plants in Cochin in Kerala. In a statement here, the Murugappa Group company said the three new fusion plants were set up at the firm's electro-mineral complex at Cochin. With the new facilities -- a Zi...

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Congress, BJP protest Kerala government's clemency list

Thiruvananthapuram, March 23 (IANS) The Congress-led opposition and the BJP on Thursday said they would move court against the Kerala government for its clemency list contains criminals, who if released would compromise the security of the state. The list of 1,911 inmates prepared by the Kerala Prisons Department for clemency was officially made available to the media on Thursday morning...

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'Simultaneous polls backdoor method for presidential form of government'

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The idea of simultaneous general and state assembly elections being fervently pushed by the government is a backdoor method of intiducing presidential form of government in India, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury said in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. If you (government) want simultaneous elections, are you ready to remove Article 356 of the Constitution? the Commun...

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Goa, Kerala; Bengal and Mizoram look to reach Santosh Trophy final

Bambolim (Goa), March 22 (IANS) Goa will take on Kerala for a place in the national football championship for the Santosh Trophy final after a gap of eight years while Bengal and Mizoram lock horns in another semi-final here on Thursday. Goa captain Felix D'Souza lifted the 2008-09 Santosh Trophy alongside former India players like Mahesh Gawli and Climax Lawrence but since then they hav...

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Youth Congress leader who criticised Rahul, Antony quits party

Kollam (Kerala) March 22 (IANS) A day after criticising Rahul Gandhi and A.K. Antony in his Facebook post, Kerala Youth Congress Vice President C.R. Mahesh on Wednesday announced his decision to quit the party. Following his criticism of Rahul, the national leadership of the Congress earlier in the day suspended him from the party. But Mahesh announced his decision to quit the party even...

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Kerala must tackle attacks on women, children, says Congress

Thiruvananthapuram, March 22 (IANS) The Congress party in Kerala on Wednesday asked the state government to immediately step in and initiate a movement against the rising incidence of attacks on women and children. Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala told reporters here that it is a nightmare these days to see reports of attack on women and children every day. Chennithala sa...

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Separation of powers binding on judiciary too: Government

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The central government said on Wednesday that separation of powers is as binding on the judiciary as it is on the other pillars of the State. Separation of power is binding. If it is binding on all, it is equally binding on the judiciary, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told the Lok Sabha while responding to supplementaries during the Question Hour. <...

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Plans afoot to eliminate me, says Narada chief Samuel

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Narada News chief Mathew Samuel who conducted a sting operation purportedly showing Trinamool Congress leaders accepting bribes, on Wednesday approached the police claiming threats to himself and his family. Samuel, who is currently in Kerala, filed the complaint with the state police, while his family filed a complaint with the Delhi Police as they are in the ...

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Indo-Kenyan Chef Kiran Jethwa takes TV viewers on spirited journey through India

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) He's quite a citizen of the world, what with being born in Kenya to an English mother and Indian father, whose roots are in Gujarat, and whose grandmother was from Daman and Diu. Just the right genes for Chef Kiran Jethwa to transport television viewers across the country with his Spirited Traveller show that highlights Indian culture through its local drinks and food. ...

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Karnataka to consider wage hike for childcare workers

Bengaluru, March 21 (IANS) Agreeing to consider wage hike for childcare workers, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday appealed to them to call off their indefinite protest at the city centre. As their demands, including wage hike, are under serious consideration of our government, I appeal to them to withdraw their protest and come for discussions, Siddaramaiah said in a stat...

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Kerala won't use more water than given under Cauvery award

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Kerala to write to Tamil Nadu government stating that it has no intention to utilise Cauvery water more than what has been allocated to it under the award by the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal. The bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Amitava Roy and Justice A.M. Khanwilkar asked Kerala to write to Tamil Nadu that it had no ...

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Brett Lee spreads awareness on hearing loss

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Fomer Australian pacer Brett Lee, who was appointed as the global brand ambassador of Cochlear, the hearing implant maker, on Tuesday said the early screening of the problem should be made compulsary to avoid any problems. Hearing impairment is the second most common cause of disability after locomotor disability. As per the 2011 census, India has more than 50 ...

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Santosh Trophy: Mizoram in semis, Maharashtra miss last-four berth

Bambolim (Goa), March 21 (IANS) Mizoram defeated Railways 5-1 to qualify for the semi-finals of the national championship for the Santosh Trophy here on Tuesday. The first half was cagey with both teams measuring each other's strengths. Mizoram playing a 4-2-3-1 formation looked the more compact of the two sides. After the initial cross-fire Mizoram took the lead through...

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Majority find chewable tobacco easily available despite ban: Survey

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) A survey participated in by more than 10,000 people found that majority of them have chewable tobacco easily available in their cities despite a Supreme Court ban on the product. In September 2016, the Supreme Court had banned the sale of all forms of chewable tobacco and nicotine, and directed the authorities to strictly enforce its directions. Citizen...

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Kerala Catholic priest arrested for molesting boy

Thiruvananthapuram, March 21 (IANS) A Kerala Catholic priest was arrested on Tuesday from Madurai, after he managed to escape following charges of molesting a 14-year-old boy. Catholic priest Thomas Parakulathil, 32, was arrested by the Kerala Police on Tuesday morning from Madurai, after he ran away when the police reached the church in Puthoor during Mass on Sunday, a top official invo...

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Rahul can go if he can't lead Congress: Kerala leader

Thiruvananthapuram, March 21 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi must make way for others if he does not want to lead the party, Youth Congress leader C.R. Mahesh has said. Respected Rahul Gandhi, if you are not interested to take the lead, please make way, as this great entity that has roots all over the country is getting snapped, Mahesh said in his Facebook page. A You...

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Attacker of Indian priest arrested, says Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that Australian Police have arrested the attacker of the Indian priest, who was stabbed in Melbourne, and charged him with attempt to murder. Our Consulate officials met Father Mathew in the hospital. The police have arrested the attacker and charged him with attempt to murder, Sushma Swaraj said in a tweet...

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Protect Padmanabhaswamy temple from sewerage: Supreme Court

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Kerala Water Authority to ensure that sewerage does not enter the premises of the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple and the tank associated with it. Asking the Kerala Water Authority to itself execute the work of diverting the sewerage drains without outsourcing it, a bench comprising Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice D....

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