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22 Oct 2018, Edition - 1196, Monday

FLASH NEWS:

  • PMO summons CBI Chief and Special Director
  • Asthana, who is number two in the CBI’s hierarchy, has been booked in a bribery case by the agency in Moin Qureshi graft probe
  • Supreme court will take the decision on the hearing of 19 review Petition in Sabarimala case tomorrow
  • PIL has been submitted for CBI inquiry in Amritsar incident, approval awaited
  • Earthquake of magnitude 3.0 hit Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur at 9:11 am today
  • My government fixing one family’s mistakes, giving credit to leaders like Bose: PM Modi
  • CBI chief trying to frame me, special director Rakesh Asthana wrote to CVC
  • Government plans exam to recruit 6,000 judges for lower courts
  • Petrol pump owners are on a 24-hour strike in New Delhi

Kerala News

Saseendran back as Transport Minister

Covai Post Network

KOCHI: Ten months after quitting as Transport Minister, senior Nationalist Congress Party leader A.K. Saseendran on Thursday returned to the Cabinet. His swearing in as Transport Minister comes in less than a week after a court acquitted him of all charges of sexual harassment filed by a woman journalist.

Saseendran had quit in March after a Malayalam channel aired a sexually explicit conversation reportedly between him and a journalist.

State Governor P. Sathasivam administered the oath of office and secrecy to Saseendran at a function in Raj Bhavan, which was attended by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his Cabinet colleagues. Senior leader Thomas Chandy, who had replaced Saseendran as Minister but was forced to quit in a few months following land grabbing allegations against him, did not attend the swearing-in ceremony.

The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court in Thiruvananthapuram discharged Saseendran from the Mangalam honey trap case on January 27. However, a social activist has challenged the CJM’s ruling in the Kerala High Court.

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