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MP demands reallocation of Pollachi railway section to Madurai Division

Pollachi MP K. Shanmugasundaram, in his letter to the Railway Minister, alleged “step-motherly treatment” of Palakkad Division in the lack of operation of trains in this section Pollachi MP K. Shanmugasundaram, on Saturday, wrote to the Union Minister of Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw, demanding reallocation of the Meenatchipuram-Pollachi-Kinathukadavu railway section to the Madurai Division from the Palakkad Division of Southern Railway. ...

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A message from a kuzhipaniyaram outlet

Though operating on a small scale, Kuzhipaniyaram Kadai on OMR has a following. It offers a branding message for these times: Stick to your calling no matter what It is a landmark that can be easily missed. Only a whit larger than a carrel, this shop can elude an inattentive sweep of the eye. It however signifies familiarity for habitues ...

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Academic Bank of Credits intended to promote trade and commercialisation in higher education sector: Rajan Gurukkal

As per UGC notification, the ABC will enable students to avail multiple entry and exit options in higher education institutions and opt for a tailor-made degree. The Centre’s decision to introduce the system of Academic Bank of Credits (ABC) is intended to promote trade and commercialisation in the higher education sector, according to Rajan Gurukkal, Vice-Chairman of the Kerala State ...

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Slogans like ‘BJMool’ created confusion, says CPI(M) note

The Communist Party of India (Marxist), in an internal party note, has said slogans such as “BJMool’ describing the Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) as two sides of the same coin have created confusion among the people and did not work for the party in the recent West Bengal Assembly elections. “The understanding of the CPI(M) is ...

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The complex story of rising COVID-19 cases in Kerala

Malappuram, the most densely populated district of Kerala, epitomises the challenges the State faces in controlling the rising number of COVID-19 infections. Abdul Latheef Naha and C. Maya explain how the State, which seemed to have a grip on the pandemic, has been faltering “Two people have died. Please come and pack the bodies,” a nurse tells the cleaning staff ...

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COVID-19| Coimbatore reports 239 new cases, one death

Coimbatore district reported 239 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, taking the overall tally to 2,30,703. The Health Department reported the death of a 61-year-old woman, which took the toll to 2,189 The district had 2,164 active cases and reported 192 recoveries on Friday. Tiruppur district reported 90 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, taking the overall tally to 88,354. A total ...

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Ensure polite behaviour with public: DGP

Director General of Police C. Sylendra Babu on Friday told the police officers of the West Zone to ensure polite and courteous behaviour with the public and to not engage in acts that would bring disrepute to the police. He chaired a meeting with the top police officers from the West Zone at the Office of the Commissioner of Police ...

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Angara asks departments to fill potholes

Minister in-charge of Dakshina Kannada S. Angara on Friday asked all departments concerned to fill up potholes on all roads in the district. Speaking at a meeting in the office of Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Angara asked the district administration to release at the earliest ₹10,000 as compensation per family who lost their houses to heavy rains in the district recently. ...

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Online meet on Yakshagana

Yakshavahini Prathistana will host an on-line conference on ‘Contribution of Yakshagana to the richness of Kannada literature’ on August 8. The timings will be from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Yakshagana scholars M. L. Samaga, Sridhara D. S., Gindimane Mrutyunjaya, Anandarama Upadhya, Ravi Madodi, Mahabaleshwara Bhatta Itagi, Ajith Karanth, Ashwini Hodala and Kannada scholars Chintamani Koodlekere, H. S. Venkatheshmurthy and ...

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