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March 21, Wednesday 2018 8:10 PM       
       HEADLINES: Protests yield result, cricket in Thiruvananthapuram                                              Don’t hand over visuals of sexual assault to Dileep: Govt                                              Varkala land row: Report getting delayed                                              15 die in wild animal attack: Minister Raju                                              Hyderabad Uty among 62 universities, colleges to get autonomy boost                                              Jayalalithaa refused to visit hospital, says Sasikala                                              US school shooting: Gunman dies after being shot in Maryland                                              India- Windies match: GCDA to seek experts’ opinion                                              Kaumudi Facebook
         No hurried action intended against unrecognised, unaided schools: Minister    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Education Minister C Raveendranath has said that the government will not act in haste in the case of unaided schools with no government recognition and the government will take an open-hearted approach for discussions in that matter. The education minister informed this in response to the notice for adjournment motion moved by K N Khadar.

         Jack-fruit declared State's official fruit    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Jackfruit has been declared State’s official fruit. It was Agriculture Minister V S Sunil Kumar, who made this declaration in the Assembly on Wednesday. The above declaration follows the declaration of State’s official animal, bird, flower and fish.

         15 die in wild animal attack: Minister Raju    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Minister K Raju informed the Assembly that since 2011, 15 persons have died in wild animal attack. Ten died in elephant attack, three died in tiger attack and two died due to snake bites.

         Varkala land row: Report getting delayed    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In the controversy surrounding sub-collector Divya S Iyer that she allegedly registered a government land at Ayiroor in Varkala under the name of a private party, the report of the Land Revenue Commissioner is getting delayed. It has been two days since the Revenue minister ordered an inquiry into the allegation. Meanwhile, the land revenue commissioner is known to have asked for all files in this regard. The revenue minister’s office said the minister had not given any

         Don’t hand over visuals of sexual assault to Dileep: Govt    
KOCHI: The government told the high court on Wednesday not to handover the visuals of assault scenes in the actress assault case to actor and eight accused Dileep.

         Rules to be framed to prevent arms training in religious centres: Pinarayi    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that rules will be framed, if necessary, to prevent arms training in religious centres. The government is viewing seriously moves to run such training camps centred on worshiping places. It is VD Satheeshan from the Opposition who brought the matter to the notice of the Assembly. He alleged that even in Devaswom board temples arms training is being conducted under the pretext of faith.

         Protests yield result, cricket in Thiruvananthapuram    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Unconfirmed reports say that the one-day match between India and West Indies will be played at Greenfield Stadium in Karyavattom following strong protests against conducting it in Kochi.

         Patient dies as ambulance run out of oxygen: Complaint    
THRISSUR: A complaint has been reported that a patient died as the ambulance in which he was being taken ran out of oxygen. The patient who died has been identified as Sebastian (64), a native of Kizhakkumpatukara in Thrissur.

         ‘Singur’, ‘Nandigram’ would repeat in Keezhattoor: Adv Jayasankar    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Noted political observer and critic advocate A Jayasankar has taken to Facebook to oppose the stance taken by the CPM against the protest by the ‘Vayalkilikal’ in Keezhattoor against the proposed bypass through a paddy field.

         Keezhattor protest has Maoist links: P Jayarajan    
KANNUR: CPM Kannur district secretary P Jayarajan has said that the protest by the ‘Vayalkilikal’ against the bypass in Keezhattoor has the support of Maoists. He added that one of the protest leaders Nobel has a history of Maoist and that he doesn’t have any land in the proposed area.

         Congress policies led to rise of BJP: Pinarayi    
CHENGANNUR: Talking at the inauguration of the election convention of Saji Cheriyan, the LDF candidate in Chengannur, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that it’s the policies of the Congress which are similar to the ones by the RSS that made the BJP grow in India.

         Let football be played in Kochi, cricket in Thiruvananthapuram: Sachin    
MUMBAI: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has requested the Kerala Cricket Association to conduct the India-West Indies ODI match in the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram itself.

         Endosulfan: Debts up to Rs. 3 lakhs to be written off, BPL card for all victims    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The high-level committee meeting presided over by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has decided to provide Rs. 7.63 crores to write of the debts ranging from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 3 lakhs of victims of the endosulfan tragedy.

         Employees strike adds insult to injury of KSRTC    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The KSRTC, which is reeling under the pressure of debt, has got a new gift from its employees. About 2000 of the employees held a protest strike disrupting the functioning of the Chief Office.

         AIYF to reach Keezhattoor to support ‘Vayalkilikal’    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The CPI has expressed their support for the protest being held by the ‘Vayalkilikal’ in Keezhattoor in Kannur against a proposed bypass through a paddy field there.

         Let Kochi host football itself: Sreesanth    
KOCHI: Former cricketer S Sreesanth too has spoken against the shifting of the venue of the India-West Indies ODI match from the Greenfield International Stadiumin Thiruvananthapuram to the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kochi.

         LD Clerk rank list validity must be extended: V Muraleedharan    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: BJP leader and incumbent MP V Muraleedharan has said that the validity of the LD Clerk rank list that gets over on March 30 must be extended by another six months.

         No restriction on media in courts: Pinarayi    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has informed the Assembly that some isolated incidents of attack against media happened even after himself and the High Court registrar had earlier clarified that there was no restriction on media in courts across the state.

         Kummanam was right: V Muraleedharan corrects stance    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: BJP leader and incumbent MP V Muraleedharan has corrected his stance and said that he agrees with BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan’s view that votes of all are welcome when it comes to an election.

         Govt will protect controversial land in Varkala: Revenue Minister    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Revenue Minister E Chandrasekharan has informed the Assembly that he has given instructions to the land revenue commissioner to examine the files based on the complaint that Thiruvananthapuram sub collector Divya S Iyer had given the government’s land in Ayirur village in Varkala to a private owner.

         No restriction on cutting down trees in land with title deed: K Raju    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Forest Minister K Raju has said in the Assembly that the forest department has not put any restriction on cutting down trees planted by farmers in the land with title deed, except for sandalwood.

         GPS will be made compulsory in school buses: A K Saseendran    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Minister A K Saseendran said in the Assembly on Tuesday an order had been released to make GPS compulsory for all school buses from the next academic year.

         Book controversy: Nisha will’ve to reveal whether it was Shaun or not    
KOTTAYAM: The complaint filed by P C George’s son Shaun George with the DGP seeking a probe in the controversial remarks of a Kottayam-based political leader’s son in Nisha Jose K Mani’s book ‘The Other Side of This Life’will be probed by the railway police.

         Won’t say no to anyone’s vote: Kummanam    
KOLLAM: BJP State president Kummanam Rajasekharan has the BJP will not no to anybody’s vote in the Chengannur by-election. “About two lakh voters there are from different sects and with people thinking differently. Hence the BJP needs all their votes,” Kummanam told media persons on Tuesday.

         Minister Sudhakaran may need surgery for cataract: Vayalkilikal    
KANNUR: Vayalkili protesters at Keezhattoor have come out with criticism against Minister G Sudhakaran, who had called them vultures. Their leader Suresh Keezhattoor said that Sudhakaran had been afflicted by cataract and he needed urgent surgery. “The CPM is spitting at the face of its former history of agitations. Vayalkilikals appear as vultures for Sudhakaran because he has forgotten the strike and strike history of the CPM. The minister should withdraw his statement,” he demanded.

         India-Windies one-dayer may return to Thiruvananthapuram    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The venue of India-West Indies one-dayer to be held on November 1 will be shifted back to Thiruvananthapuram. The new decision comes after the assessment that the football turf in the Kochi stadium may get damaged if the cricket match is held there. A consensus was reached on Monday to hold the match in Koch during the discussion held between Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) and Stadium owner GCDA (Greater Cochin Development Authority).

         There are persons who don’t want NH development: Pinarayi    
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has also come out against Vayalkili agitation at Keezhattur in Kannur. He said that there are people who are bent on preventing NH development. There was no point in comparing Keezhattur agitation to Nandigram and Singur in Bengal.

         Contempt of Court proceedings against Jacob Thomas    
KOCHI: The contempt of court proceedings have been initiated against DGP Jacob Thomas. The high court’s decision is that he should appear in person in the court on April 2. The action is against the remarks made by him against two judges.

         Cong Woman Shobhana George heading towards Left?    
ALAPPUZHA: Congress leader Shobhana George is planning to ditch her party and join the Left. She is likely to take part in the convention to be held in Chengannur on Tuesday. She may also campaign for the LDF.

         T R Chandradath passes away    
THRISSUR: Costford director and former teacher of Triprayar Sreerama Government polytechnic T R Chandra Dath passed away at 3:40 am on Tuesday. He was a tall figure in the socio-political scenario of Kerala. Chadradath was the eldest son of prominent communist leader and freedom fighter T K Raman and E R Kunjipennu. He did his schooling in Valappad Government School. After that he took diploma from Triprayar Sreerama Government polytechnic.

Can there be conspiracy behind the move to shift India-West Indies one-day cricket match from Thiruvananthapuram to Kochi?
No opinion
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