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`Union Minister's remark untrue'
The Revenue Minister, K.M. Mani, today questioned the statement of the Union Minister of State for Water Resources, Jayaprakash Narain Yadav, that Kerala had not submitted the details of the losses suffered on account of monsoon havoc. The Minister said the statement of the Minister made in the Lok Sabha was `untrue'. The State Government had submitted memoranda on July 16, 2001, and November 2002 listing the damages to crops and houses and seeking assistance of Rs. 552 crores and Rs. 145.70 crores respectively. As the monsoon period was not yet over, the account of losses for this year was not ready. The facts being these, it was unfortunate that the Minister had made a misleading statement in Parliament.
BSNL to clear waiting list
The Kerala Circle of the BSNL has released 50,000 Excel prepaid SIM cards. The booking centres started distributing the cards today. The authorities asked the customers to collect the cards within two weeks failing which the booking would be cancelled and the card issued to the next applicant. With the release of this lot of connections, the BSNL would clear the waiting list for pre-paid connections. Fresh booking for pre-paid connections would begin on September 1. It could be done in the prescribed application form at the Customer Service Centres or distributor showrooms. The form could also be downloaded from the website: www.keralatelecom.com. Photostat copies of the form could also be used. No payment need be made at the time of registration. The booking is for 1.5 lakh connections the release of which would begin by September end.
Bid to revive Chittoor Sugars
A committee will be formed to draw up detailed proposals for the revival of the Chittoor Cooperative Sugars. This was decided at a meeting attended by the Industries Minister, P.K. Kunhalikutty, the Excise Minister, K.V. Thomas, the Finance Minister, K. Sankaranarayanan, the Leader of the Opposition, V.S. Achuthanandan, and officials here today. The committee would have representatives from the Finance, Industries, Excise and Taxes Departments and the State Beverages Corporation and the Rehabilitation and Internal Audit Board. It would examine whether the company could produce foreign liquor profitably and market them through the Beverages Corporation.
Malayali council office-bearers
Andrew Pappachan has been elected as the chairman, Gopala Pillai as the president, Polly Mathew as the vice-president, A.V. Anoop as the general secretary and Abraham John as the treasurer of the World Malayali Council by the fourth global conference of the organisation held in Bahrain. According to a statement issued in Thiruvananthapuram today, the next global conference of the organisation will be held in Kochi in August, 2006.
Special train to clear extra rush
The Southern Railway will run a special train between Ernakulam and Bangalore on August 26 to clear the extra rush of passengers during the Onam festival. According to a railway release, the 698 Ernakulam-Bangalore special will leave Ernakulam at 5-15 p.m. on August 26 to reach Bangalore the next day at 7-35 a.m. The train will have stoppages at Aluva, Thrissur, Ottapalam, Palakkad, Podanur, Erode, Salem, Tirupathur, Kuppam, Bangarapet, Krishnarajapuram and Bangalore Cantonment.
Change of command in TA
Col. M. Ramachandran today assumed the command of the 122 Infantry Battalion Territorial Army (TA) stationed here. Col. Ramachandran succeeded Col. M. Shrikumar Nair, who commanded the TA battalion attached to the Madras Regiment had rendered yeomen service to the cause of ex-servicemen of north Kerala and re-established the supremacy of the battalion as one of the best TA units in the country, a press release from the battalion said here today. Col. Ramachandran, was a winner of Sena Medal for Gallantry in Operation Rakshak in Kashmir Valley where he had commanded a Rashtriya Rifle Battalion. He was also Group Commander of the National Cadet Corps in Coimbatore apart from his previous appointment as Deputy Commander of a brigade in the Central Command.
Award for Sukumar Azhikode
Sukumar Azhikode, critic, has been selected for the Dr. Shivaram Karanth Award for best socio-cultural activist instituted by the Kairali Suhrud Vedi at Kundapur in Karnataka. The vedi president, K.P. Sreeshan, told a press conference here today that the award, including a cash component of Rs. 5,000, a statuette and citation, would be presented to Prof. Azhikode at a function to be held at Kundapur Rotary Kalamandir on September 5. The noted Kannada writer, Shivananda Karanth, would present the award.
Three of a family found dead
Three members of a family were found dead in the room of the Karanchira Mission Hospital near Peringottukara in the district this morning, The police gave the names of the deceased as Kadukappeedikayil Salim (30), his wife Bushara (24), and their daughter Sajana (5). Salim's two-year-old daughter, Shameena, who was with them, has been admitted to the Elite Hospital in the city with doses of poison inside. According to the police, the family had got admitted to the hospital last night complaining some ailments to both the daughters. They had locked the room from inside, and the bodies of three were found when the hospital authorities forcibly opened the door in the morning.
Aid sought for waste disposal
The Minister for Local Self-Governments, Cherkalam Abdulla, has disclosed that the State has sought Rs. 131 crores for implementing the waste disposal plans in the municipalities and corporations in the State. Inaugurating the scheme of the Thrissur Corporation to involve the Kudumbasree activists in the waste disposal plan in the city today, the Minister said the total cost expected for the plans is Rs. 262 crores. He said the programme to involve Kudumbasree activists in the waste disposal plans of the 50 municipalities and Corporations would not affect the jobs of the existing workers in that sector. Also, the programme of waste disposal with the involvement of Kudumbasree workers would be implemented with some beneficiary contributions.
Two with fake passports detained
Emigration officials at the Nedumbassery airport today detained two passengers with forged passports. Anil Raj (33), a resident of Pathanamthitta, and Sajeev (34), hailing from Kollam, were detained when they arrived here from Abu Dhabi. Anil Raj was found using the passport of one Manoj Kumar of Kasaragod, whereas the address on the passport of Sajeev read Husain from Tirur which proved that they were using forged passports. Four passengers had been detained during the past two weeks for similar offences. Sources in the Emigration Department said a gulf-based racket was involved in the forgery.
The Sree Narayana Trust Medical Mission is organising a Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme on basic life support and advanced cardiac life support. The programme, being organised with the support of the Indian Institute of Emergency Medical Services, will be held at the Shankar Institute of Medical Sciences here from September 11 to 13. Details of the programme can be availed from phone numbers 9447154166 and 9447264224.
BSNL adalat in September
The adalat for BSNL subscribers in Kollam district will be held during the last week of September. Complaints to be considered at the adalat should reach the BSNL by September 3. The complaints have to be submitted to the Assistant General Manager (Operations), Telecom GM's office, Kadappakada, Kollam-8. Only those who have received telephone connections are eligible to submit the complaints. Cases pending before courts will not be taken up for consideration.
NRI customers' get-together
The Thattamala branch of the Canara Bank organised a get-together of customers belonging to the Non Resident Indian (NRI) category and their family members. At the programme the customers were briefed about the various products of the bank.
The Muslim Youth League Kozhikode II Assembly Committee today organised a march demanding resignation of the Mayor, Thottathil Raveendran, in the backdrop of an all-party investigation team finding corruption in the conduct of an exhibition organised by the City Corporation. The Youth League also demanded the resignation of Corporation Public Works Committee chairman, N.C. Moyinkutty, over the same issue.
Stir plan dropped
The Kozhikode unit of the Kerala State Milma Agents Association dropped its proposed strike from August 25 following talks between the leaders of the association and the management, according to a press release here today.
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