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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Cheque facility won't be withdrawn, says the govt
It is a matter of relief that the Union Government has clarified that cheque facility won't be withdrawn.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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Kalamandalam Kesavan now a memory
Kochi: Kathakali

maestro Kalamandalam Kesavan, 76, died at a private hospital here today.

He was an

all-round artiste, like drum expert, kathakali performer, singer and actor in films and serial


He was in the intensive care unit of the hospital for two days after suffe
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Ahilya Ranganekar no more
Mumbai: Ahilya Rangnekar,87,

Communist leader and one of the few surviving members of the generation that participated in

the freedom movement, died in the early hours of April 19 in her home on Bhao Daji Road in


She was the sister of CPM veteran of yester years, the late
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Mortal remains of K.R.Gowri
K.R.Bhaskaran, the younger

brother of President K.R.Narayanan, before the mortal remains of K.R.Gowri.
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K.R.Gowri,sister of K.R.Narayanan, dies
Kottayam: K.R.Gowri,

94, sister of former President of India, the late K.R.Narayanan, died at a private hospital in Kochi


She was living at Poovathunkal House, near Uzhavoor, along with another brother


She was admitted to the hospital for various old age-relat
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P C Cheriyan Madukkani dies
Kottayam: Former chairman of

Kottayam municipality, P C Cheriyan Madukkani, 85, died today of old age problems.


resident of Kanjikkuzhy, he has served the municipality as its chairman twice.

He was

municipal councillor for 32 years altogether.
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Journalist Anand Shankar
Thiruvananthapuram: Journalist

Anand Shankar, 52, died at his wife’s residence in Ernakulam. He had suffered a heart


He had worked as a journalist in Khaleej Times, Gulf Today, Straits Times, Motivate

Publishing etc. Lately, he was contributing as a columnist.

He has left b
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