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Cheque facility won't be withdrawn, says the govt
It is a matter of relief that the Union Government has clarified that cheque facility won't be withdrawn.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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Gang nabbed by the flying squad
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Kottayam: The police nabbed a gang involved in a series of thefts, ganja business, extortion etc.

The gang was accosted by the flying squad of DySP P.K.Madhu from Nagampadam early this morning.

The gang members are :Pathanamthitta Chittar Puthenparampil Thoma
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Four held with hashish oil
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Kottayam: Four persons have been arrested by the Narcotics cell from Pala for trying to cell hashish oil .

The international market value of the drug would come to crores, it has been reckoned.

Those who were arrested were: Azeez, Bineeshkumar, Jenish and Shem
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C-DIT not qualified to verify narco CDs: CBI
Kochi: CBI has submitted before the chief judicial magistrate, Kochi, that C-DIT does not have the wherewithal to verify the videos regarding the narco analysis test conducted on the accused and witnesses in the Sister Abhaya murder case.

The institution does not possess the knowledge to go throu
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Thief slept off in the very building looted by the gang
Kottayam: The thief had a nice sleep inside the very building from which the stolen booty was spirited away his friends.

He thought it was safe to sleep in the building under the influence of, possibly, drugs. But workers engaged in the nearby building got suspicious about some sounds coming from
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5 taken into custody for blast at collectorate
Kochi: The police

have taken into custody four persons in connection with the explosion in the Ernakulam district

collectorate at Kakkanad the other day.

Among those taken into custody are four persons

from Nadackal, Erattupetta. The other person is from Thodupuzha.

Those from Nada
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High Court suspends sub-judge for misconduct
Kochi: Kerala

High Court has suspended from service C.Krishnan, sub-judge of Sulthan Bathery, for serious


Detailed inquiry would follow. Financial irregularities were reported against

him initially with regard to a chit firm in Kozhikode.

Afterwards he had taken lakhs o
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