“As per the directive of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, an expert team will soon leave for Tirupati to study the Tirumala model development projects,” Minister for Devaswom and Tourism Kadakampally Surendran told reporters
Vijayan was reacting to the decision to issue orange passports to those who require emigration clearance and discontinue the last page of the book, which contains details such as names of the father/mother, spouse and address of the passport holder.
On March 21, 2014, Sreejeev, 27, died at a Thiruvananthapuram hospital, allegedly due to police torture.
“The Loka Kerala Sabha would mark the diversity of democracy. It has been envisaged as a body that can contribute to the comprehensive development of Kerala. It should reflect the ideas and aspirations of expatriates from Kerala,” said Pinarayi Vijayan.
The case relates to the award of contracts for renovation of three hydroelectric projects in the state between 1995 and 1997, when Vijayan was the Electricity minister in the then CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front government.
Pinarayi said meeting the central team that went to Kerala to assess the Ochki situation was important. Had he not met the central team, it would have triggered another controversy, the CM said.
The request for payment was placed before the Revenue Department, which handles disaster management, by the police department.
“At the national level, while conscious efforts are being made to portray Kerala in a bad light, the state government had effectively intervened to bring down violence cases, which the figures show.”
“The Kerala government chief looks like, acts like and behaves like Kim Jong”, Singh told reporters in Thiruvananthapuram.
Balram, representing Tritala constituency in the state Assembly, had remarked on the love affair and subsequent marriage of A K Gopalan with Susheela, who was years younger to him, on Facebook on Friday.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the state government had already transferred 164 acres of land for the academy besides spending about Rs 65.56 crore in infrastructure facilities
In Kottayam, CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said the US has been trying to eliminate a country (North Korea) which is on the path of socialism.
“North Korea is following a tough anti-America stance. It has been able to successfully counter the strong pressure imposed by America,” he said, addressing party members at a district meeting in Kozhikode.
A person at Kunnamkulam in Thrissur district got the message on his mobile phone threatening that an attempt would be made on the chief minister’s life, police said.
Thomas had lashed out at the state government alleging that there was total breakdown of law and order situation in the state. He also accused the government of not “properly handling” the cyclone Ockhi situation.