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Weapons seized

KANNUR: The police unearthed a cache of weapons, including country-made bombs and swords from an uninhabited spot at Pathombathamayil under the Mattannur police station limits here on Sunday. The police said the weapons were found inside a plastic bag hidden in a dry canal in the area. The weapons included 25 swords, two hatchets and 13 country-made explosive devices. — Staff Reporter

Spirit seized; 3 held

PATHANAMTHITTA : In a major spirit haul, an Excise team led by Range Inspector Rajan Babu seized 875 litres of illicit spirit from two Maruti cars and a motorbike from the Pandal NSS Medical Mission Hospital square on Sunday. According to the Excise department sources, the team intercepted the vehicles after a chase. Three persons were arrested in this connection. — Staff Reporter

LDF will not yield even a cent: Pinarayi

Thrissur: If the Left Democratic Front comes to power, it will initiate development without surrendering even one cent of land to foreign forces, Communist Party of India (Marxist) State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan said. He was referring to the Smart City Project in Kochi. Addressing an LDF election campaign at Kunnamkulam, near here, Mr. Vijayan said the LDF would win more than 40 seats in six districts where elections were held on Saturday.

`LDF-DIC(K) tie-up would have fared well'

Thrissur: The Left Democratic Front (LDF) would have won 110 seats in the Assembly elections if it had associated with the Democratic Indira Congress (Karunakaran), K. Karunakaran, DIC(K) leader, said. Addressing a DIC(K) election campaign at Kecheri, near here, on Sunday, Mr. Karunakaran said the Left leaders in New Delhi could not understand the benefits of a tie-up with DIC(K). He said that chief ministership was no one's prerogative. "Practice goes that the MLAs select the Chief Minister after the results are declared," Mr. Karunakaran said. — Staff Reporter

Explosives seized

THRISSUR: The police on Sunday seized a huge quantity of illegally stored detonators and explosives from a private land at Puthoor, near here. The owner of the plot, Kannukadan Antony (65), was arrested.

Ollur Circle Inspector Ranjan said the seized items included 28,500 conventional detonators, 317 nitrate mixture cartridges (substitute for gelatin sticks) and 300 metres of fuse wire. — Staff Reporter

Condolence meeting

KOLLAM: The former students of Infant Jesus Anglo-Indian High School at Tangassery here and the Anglo Indian community of Tangassery are jointly organising a meeting on April 24 to condole the death of Zita Fernadez, former teacher and former president of the Tangassery branch of the All India Anglo Indian Association. The meeting with be held at 5.45 p.m. at the Infant Jesus Parish Hall at Tangassery. Mayor N. Padmalochanan and Rajya Sabha member N.K. Premachandran will address the gathering. — Staff Reporter

Former MLA admitted to hospital

Thiruvananthapuram: The former MLA Venganoor Bhaskaran was on Sunday admitted to the Medical College Hospital following illness. Hospital authorities said his condition was stable. — Staff Reporter

CPI(M) Secretariat meets in Thrissur

THRISSUR: The State Secretariat of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) met in Thrissur on Sunday to review the Assembly election campaign work of the party. The Secretariat chose to meet in Thrissur because most of the leaders were stationed here for the election campaign work, party sources said. — Staff Reporter

CPI(M) Secretariat meets in Thrissur

THRISSUR: The State Secretariat of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) met in Thrissur on Sunday to review the Assembly election campaign work of the party. The Secretariat chose to meet in Thrissur because most of the leaders were stationed here for the election campaign work, party sources said. — Staff Reporter

Music programme to be held tomorrow

Kozhikode: Ragadeepam, a children's music group, will organise a music programme, `Ragasandhya,' at the Chavara Hall here at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. Playback singer V.T. Murali will be the chief guest. Kozhikode Corporation councillor Thomas Mwill offer felicitations. — Staff Reporter

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