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by OJ George

Cheque facility won't be withdrawn, says the govt
It is a matter of relief that the Union Government has clarified that cheque facility won't be withdrawn.

There were stray reports that an overenthusiastic government favaouring total digitalisation may go in for banning the cheque books.

It is gratifying to note that the government won't proceed with the reforms this way.
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T.P.Senkumar appointed DGP
The State Government has appointed T.P.Senkumar as Director General of Police as directed by the Supreme Court.

The incumbent DGP Loknath Behera would continue as Vigilance Director.
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SC rejects Kerala Govt's plea in Senkumar case, imposes fine of Rs 25,000
The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a petition filed by Kerala Government seeking clarification on its earlier order asking it to reinstate T.P.Senkumar as the Director General of Police.

It also fined the govt Rs 25,000 in this connection.

The court issued notice on a contempt petition file
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Birth centenary of Metropolitan Emeritus Mar Chrysostom
BJP's senior leader L.K.Advani would inaugurate the public function to celebrate the birth centenary of Metropolitan Emeritus Philipose Mar Chrysostom at Thiruvalla on Thursday.

The function organised by the Mar Thoma Church would be attended by various dignitaries including Archbishop Daniel Mo
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SC directs reinstatement of T P Senkumar as DGP
The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Kerala Government to reinstate former DGP T P Senkumar, who was removed for alleged actions not to the liking of the LDF Govt.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has reacted that action would be taken in accordance with the legal directive.

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71.50 per cent polling in Malappuram
In the Malappuram by election held to the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, at least 71.50 per cent of the voters are believed to have cast their votes.

The percentage of polling has registered a hike compared to that in the 2014 elections.

P.K.Kunjalikutty is the UDF candidate for the seat vacated by t
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Hartal in Kerala called by Congress and BJP on Thursday
Congress and BJP have called for a hartal in Kerala on Thursday. It will be from 6 am to 6 pm. Malappuram district is exempted.

Earlier report:

Parents of Jishnu Pranoy, an engineering college student who allegedly committed suicide, were arrested along with others, for trying to stage an
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