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24 May 2018, Edition - 1045, Thursday

FLASH NEWS:

  • Power supply of sterlite plant disconnected, T.N govt disconnects power supply, cut due to non compliance of rules
  • Extortion threats to 12 U.P MLAs, demand: Pay up Rs 12 lakh each, Intel agencies begin probe
  • 6 women officers of the Indian Navy, who successfully circumnavigated the globe on INSV Tarini met PM Modi
  • Case has been filed against Kamal Haasan and Vaiko for violating Section 144
  • Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter crash-lands in Natha Top in Jammu and Kashmir
  • NHRC takes cognizance of Tuticorin violence, issues notice to Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary and DGP
  • The Madras High Court directed Vedanta to stop the construction of the second unit of Sterlite copper smelter plant
  • Tamil Nadu government forms judicial commission to probe Tuticorin violence
  • J&K: Grenade attack in Bijbehara as 7 civilians were injured
  • MHA has sought a report from Tamil Nadu Government on the violence in Tuticorin

Kerala News

Just one in Kerala list for Padma awards considered

Covai Post Network

Kochi: Three of the Padma awardees from Kerala were out of the official list which had actors Mamootty and Mohanlal as nominees, besides renowned writer MT Vasudevan Nair.

The only one considered from the State Government nominations was the 101-year-old Christian priest Philipose Mar Chrysostum.

The nation’s second prestigious award of Padmavibhushan after Bharath Ratna went to RSS ideologue P Parameswaran, a writer, thinker and orator.

Padmasree awards went to Dr MR Rajagopal and tribal healer Laksmikuttyamma who were also not in the official list.

The Kerala Government list suggested Padmavibhooshan to writer, filmmaker and  journalist MT Vasudevan Nair.

A special committee headed by Minister AK Balan prepared the State list having 42 names.