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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Cheque facility won't be withdrawn, says the govt
It is a matter of relief that the Union Government has clarified that cheque facility won't be withdrawn.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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It is the responsibility of Madani: VS
Kochi: Chief Minister V S

Achuthanandan has maintained that it is the responsibility of PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani

and his family to prove that they are innocent in the Kalamasserry bus burning case.

If any

wrong has been committed, Madani, his family members and the PDP leaders s
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Deploy central forces: Hassan
Thiruvananthapuram: In view of

the special circumstances prevailing in Kannur and Kasargode, Central forces should be

deployed in these districts, according to M M Hassan, spokesperson of the KPCC.


alleged that the CPM was attempting to create terrifying circumstances with violenc
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Clashes in Valiyathura, 10 cops hurt, mob lathicharged
Thiruvananthapuram: Tension prevailed in Valiyathura as two factions of St Antonyís Forane

Church clashed this evening.

At least 10 police personnel, including DCP P.Vikram, were

injured in the stone-throwing resorted to by the irate crowds of the faithful.

The clashes,

which occur
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CPM putting road blocks in Lavalin case: OC

Opposition Leader Oommen Chandy has alleged that CPM is trying to bridle court proceedings in

the Lavalin case.

Oommen Chandy said he would not dub an accused person as


But the CPMís move to put roadblocks in the path of court proceedings is being

viewed by t
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Jama ath support for 18 LDF and 2 UDF candidates

Jama-ath-e-Islami will support LDF candidates in 18 constituencies and UDF candidates in

Wayanad and Ponnani. The announcement was made by Jama-ath-e-Islami Kerala unit Amir

T.Arif Ali here on Thursday. Jama-ath has differences of opinion with the policies of the LDF

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Enigma of keeping faith the myriad ways
Kerala presents

intolerance of factions among Christians, which is most unfortunate, as all the ballyhoo is in the

name of Christ who wanted to forgive even those who crucified him.

It appears the

scuffles all originate in the name of keeping possession of properties. At present the
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