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Cheque facility won't be withdrawn, says the govt
It is a matter of relief that the Union Government has clarified that cheque facility won't be withdrawn.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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400 CRPF jawan fall ill after consuming food
At least 400 jawans attached to the CRPF camp at Pallipuram in Thiruvananthapuram fell ill due to suspected food poisoning on Saturday, the police said.

They were admitted to various hospitals in the city following complaints of upset stomach and vomiting after consuming food.

109 jawans are u
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Minister A.K.Shasheendran of the LDF Govt resigns
Minister A.K.Shasheendran of the LDF Government in Kerala has resigned following channel revelation that he had incompatible conversation with a woman who had sought his help.

Shasheendran who belongs to the NCP has denied the allegation. However he was resigning to uphold moral principles.

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M.M.Hassan is interim KPCC president
M.M.Hassan has been appointed interim president of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee following the resignation of V.M.Sudheeran on health grounds.

The assignment would be till the appointment of a regular president for the PCC.

There was some delay for delegating charge as Sonia Gandhi and Rah
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Will Oommen Chandy take over as KPCC president?
Political analysts look towards Oommen Chandy whether he would take up the post of KPCC president in the wake of V.M.Sudheeran giving up the post on account of health reasons.

With the debacle in the Assembly polls, Oommen Chandy has been reluctant to take up any post.

At the same time the A g
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K.M.Mani completes golden jubilee of membership in Assembly
The Assembly on Wednesday felicitated Kerala Congress (M) chairman K.M.Mani on his completing the golden jubilee of his membership in the Assembly.

Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan moved the motion felicitating Mani, following which various leaders of particies spoke eulogising Mani's achievement.
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Hartal in Iduki, many panchayats in Kottayam on Monday
There will be hartal in Idukki district and adjoining panchayats in Kottayam district on Monday in protest against the delay in the final notification of the Kasturirangan report.

These incude Poonjar, Poonjar Thekkekara, Koottickal, Melukavu, Theekoy are these panchayats.

The other day the
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