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by OJ George

Disruptive interventions the fate of the people
Recent times have wrought disruptive interventions on the people in several ways, for they had to queue themselves up before various authorities.

Earlier, for exchanging banned notes, for Aadhaar, PAN card, corrections and what not, they had to sweat it out.

Now they have to produce their ration cards for getting salary and pension.

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One more hartal, horrifying for people
Thursday witnessed

one more hartal, or stoppage of activities, in Kerala for political reasons.

It was an anti-LDF

government stir launched by the United Democratic Front led by the Congress Party.


dawn-to-dusk agitation threw normal life out of gear. As usual on hartal days, t
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Mid-May promises to be turbulent
Kottayam: Come

September, I love to remember, so goes the refrain. But in the whole country and in Kerala, we

need not wait till September. Things are going to be like a melting pot in Mid-May.


Sabha election results would be known on May 16, when the people elect the government t
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It is not easy to pin down Pinarayi
Kottayam: The CPM says

there is no issue around Lavalin, its state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan has nothing to do with any

irregularity, if at all someone should be blamed, it should be former Power Minister Kadavoor

Sivadasan of the Congress.

Congress says, Lavalinís is next only to th
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Corruption quotient is on the rise
Kottayam: Finding ways of

rooting out corruption appears to be the motto on the occasion of the third anniversary of the LDF

Government in Kerala, led by Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan of the Communist Party of India


Corruption in government and non-government places is n
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Church labour union mooted
Kottayam: Kerala could have

another sobriquet, the land of church labour union.

Mind you, the Communists had

experimented with democratic exercise in Kerala and they had won the election.

In fact,

the first Ministry of Kerala after the state came into existence in its present geogr
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Will it boomerang on the party?
Kottayam: Advocate-General

C P Sudhakara Prasad has been in a forgiving mood, it seems.

When the contempt of court

proceedings against Kerala Kaumudi Malayalam newspaper came up before him for advice to the

High Court, he took a grand view of the situation and suggested better ignore
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