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kerala january 2007



Kerala - Highlights of News Paper Reports - Jan 2007


1-1-2007, Monday.


Saddam. Dead body laid to rest. Eternal rest to the leader in his native place, at Al Auja at Northern Iraq.4AM. (Indian time 6.40 AM).


Varkala railway station will be renamed as VARKALA _ SIVAGIRI as a mark of respect to Sri Narayana Guru. Lalu Prasad Yadav declared during inauguration ceremony of the completion of electrification work of the Ernakulam-Trivandrum line.


2-1-2007, Tuesday.


Achuthanandan requests Jyothi Basu to play referee in Kerala internal party group fights.


The Politbureau of CPM angered against the group war in Kerala wing.


Government ignoring the High Court warning on SNC lavlin case. Governments appeal will come before Supreme Court today.


3-1-2007, Wednesday.


Hon High Court appoints commission to enquire irregularities in Devaswam Board.

As faults noted in prima facie enquiry by vigilance.

Appoints a three member committee under Justice K S Paripoornan.

KG Balakrishnan as Chief Justice. Order issued by central law ministry.

Produce all files related to SNC Lavalin case. High Court orders to Govt.

ADB, V.S proposes before central CPM committee for further discussions.

Pinarayi group for agreement as such. ADB asks state to inform whether it needs money or not.

Doctors arrest. MC doctors to strike work today.

Mannathu Padmanabhan an example for public workers-AK Antony - defense minister.

130th birth anniversary of Mannam at Perunna


4-1-2007, Thursday.


Are you afraid of the CBI? High Court to the Government. As government submitted all files including the ”missing”. Bench under Chief Justice VKBali and Justice JB Kosi.

ADB, ball back to Kerala. Both factions claim victory. Discussions to continue five days from Feb8

Bersen Al Tikriti(Half brother of saddam and former intelligence chief) and Ahamed AlBenther (former judge of revolutionary court) to be executed today. The co accused in Shia massacre at Dhuje.


5-1-2007, Friday.


High Court annuls controversial articles in the Kerala University bill.(Swashraya bill)

Division Bench Comprising of Chief justice VKBali and Justice PRRaman (article 3-admission by CET. Article 6and 7 fee concession, article 8 minority status, article10 reservation)

Party and Govt to have better relation ship, P.B.

Hartal on Feb 9 shop owners about CD raid.

Fiji, power back to Rathu Joseph. Military Baini Marama to be interim Prime Minister

Ancient Vishnu Idol recovered from Volga area of Russia in Satharaya Meina village.

Supposed to belong AD 7to 10.


6-1-2007, Saturday.


Oil prices fall below 55dollars. Lowest level of last18 month.

LIC to unlock land value. following the foot prints of railways.

Higher fees to be paid even if reservation is imposed in self financed colleges.

Security arranged to IG as threat of life by phone. The lobby behind corruption in corporation suspected


7-1-2007, Sunday.


Kerala University bill, no new law, future action after left front meet. discussion if govt does not go for appeal Mgnt.

Govt employees to wear mundu on Saturday. Youth attacks tourist


8-1-2007, Monday.


Welfare fund to gulf NRIs

Seven dead in Nandigram. Land aquisition for Salim group at West Bengal. CPM v/s Agriculturists

Fingers of youth cut off Cherthala CPM v/s RSS


9-1-07 Tuesday.


Business bandh today not to block traffic.

Kerala warned of severe drought in 2007, prepared to meet any eventuality- Kerala Govt.

Electronic zone in Kochi. Medical city in Kerala-Elamaram Kareem, Industries Minister.

Sensex dips 208 points.

Hardy oil finds gas, oil in Cauvery offshore basin.


10-1-2007,Wednesday.


Big haul of guns in Kochi. 84 nos. seized. One man in custody. Air port security tightened. The ship recalled.

Govt. ready for negotiation in University act. (Self dependent education-Swashrayam)


11-1-2007, Thursday.


The gun-haul in Kochi, police suspect as part of big conspiracy. Centre asks for report.

Doctors’ strike illegal – High Court.

The PSLV with re-entry technology launched.


12-1-2007, Friday.


The SC rejects Afsal Guru’s Curative petition.

SC cancels all petrol pumps illegally allotted.

All Al Quaida leaders in Pakistan- John Negropondy National Intelligence director. US.


14-1-2007, Sunday.


Priorities for settling pending cases, Medias to observe more self restraint. KG Balakrishnan. Chie Justice.

Sabarimala-Makara Jyothi today.

Pharma policy to be drafted in line with SC order-Ramvilas Paswan.


15-1-2007, Monday.


Millions witness “Makara Jyothi” in Sabarimala.

Sri K.G. Balakrishnan sworn in as Chief Justice of India.

Free Trade with ASEAN to be ready by July.

Govt. to help exporters to pursue Anti-dumping cases.


16-1-2007, Tuesday.





Arms haul in Kerala, after guns now swords. Hundreds of swords covered and tried to bring seized.

LDF finds ADB issue indigestible. Decision delayed further.

Al Bandhar and Bursan (associates of Saddam) hanged in Iraq.


17-1-2007, Wednesday.


The CBI coming, Court rule that the SNC Lavalin case should be referred to the CBI and expressed opinion that the present vigilance enquiry is not to serve any purpose (installed to save the higher ups). V.S v/s Pinarayi. (Ready to face any enquiry Pinarayi)

Two tier compensation structure for farmers (for land acquired for SEZs).

18-1-2007, Thursday.


Indian crude basket down at 50.8 per barrel.

Spl. Economic zone contrversy.VS (against) v/s Elamaram Kareem (for).


19-1-2007. Friday.


Teecom withdraws from smart city project. They negotiate with other state governments.

Fire in Dubai Jumaira Towers in Marina Dist.30 Indians injured.

CM denies comment of SEZ,

Rows on racial comments of Shilpa Shetty in Big Brother show.


20-1-2007, Saturday.


Inflation spurts to 6.12. F.M expresses concern.

Bomb explodes near stage where opposition leader was to speak.

Activist Ajitha (former Naxalite) charged with contempt of court, she asked for a change of judge in the ice cream parlor case.


21-1-2007, Sunday.


Mar Baselius Bava laid to rest.

Govt to issue 9000 scholarships to students.

Two farmers commit suicide (one of them award winner for best farmer)

Govt to tighten SEZ rules.(developer to submit documents within six months)


22-1-2007, Monday.


Tata Motors to flag off work at Singur.

TRAI to review “Access Deficit Charge”


23-1-2007, Tuesday.


India in big league. Launche of PSLV (payload satellite launching vehicle) carrying space labs for Micro gravity experiments and bio technological researches. The payloads are returned after use. And safely landed in the Bay of Bengal.

Justice VK Bali case, action of CM raises big controversy.


24-1-2007, Wednesday.


Ragging case, no lie detection test to the victim and also for the accused offenders. Court. The girl student of Gandhi Nagar School of Medical Education was abused in the name of ragging. The principal connived with the abusers and tried to cover up the case.

The financier of Marad massacre FM Hilal surrendered before the customs. A consignment of arms intended to him was caught.


25-1-2007, Thursday.


High Court annuls Govt order dismissing Pariyarom Medical college admin. Committee.

Asked to hand over charge to the former committee

India Russia agreement of hypersonic Brahmose missiles.

Maternity allowance of Rs.700 will be paid by Kerala govt. (Rs 1400 to SC/ST)

Plantations exempted from taxes for one year.

Fake CD racket, film stars picket secretariat demanding stern action by Govt.

Up to 56% discount for roaming calls announced by TRAI.


26-1-2007, Thursday.


Advocates assault killers of Nithari. When the culprits were returning from court Advocates sprang upon them, public joined in the assault. Moninder Singh Panther, and Surinder Kohli (both culprits) were injured in the attack.

Terrorist captured in Delhi, big arms haul in Kashmir.

Padma awards distributed. (Hali S Nariman, Sukumar Azhikode, Kavalam Narayana Panicker)


27-1-2007, Saturday.


Bush makes case for HIB visa quota in American interest to let skilled manpower to stay and work in US.

Railways to work jointly with NTPC to produce power for own requirement. At present the State Ele. Boards charge heavily for power supplied to railway.

Old DD serials big success online, Malgudi days, Mahabharata etc.

Financial inclusion panel may pitch in for microfinance NBFCs sees merit in allowing them to take deposits.


28-1-2007, Sunday.


All devaswam boards to be dismissed.

LDF finds ADB a hard nut to crack. Atchu v/s Pinarayi in the fore. Dicision dalayed further.

Padmasree to Sri Gopinathan a weaver who at present employs more than one thousand workers co operatives.

Trade unions seek more interest rate for P.F. trustee board post pone official decision on rate.

Narendra Modi in Trivandrum, amidst strong protests and tight security.

O.P. Nayyar passes away. (The man who introduced Punjabi folk tunes to the Bollywood.

No more creations of new govt posts. No approvals for new schools. Extreme financial crisis. Tax structure to be reviewed. Taxes not to be raised. Thomas Isac F.M.

Thasleema Nasreen (Bangladeshi writer) asks for Indian Citizenship.

Third party insurance premium reduced.


29-1-2007, Monday.


No new Govt. posts will be allowed, extreme financial crisis. Kerala FM.

Narendra Modi (Gujarat CM) in Capital(amidst tight security).

O.P. Nayyar (music dirctor) passes away.

Third party insurance premium reduced.

Rofer Federer wins 10th grand slam.


30-1-2007,Tuesday.


Modi stresses on development.

Shilpa wins in the Celebrity Big Brother show.

Aishwarya to pursue acting after marriage. (Her marriage with Abishek Bachan almost settled)

31-1-2007, Wednesday.


Bal Thackeray’s comments on President raises controversy.

CM shouts against bureaucracy. (says it is not good to depend on external aid)

Self dependent education- no management exams this year.

Telephone rates to be reduced from April 4

Iran would have to be given a beating-Bush.



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