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A. Nirmala to be CMCH Dean

The Health and Family Welfare Department announced on Friday that A. Nirmala, who was serving as the Dean of Government Medical College and ESI Hospital, Coimbatore, will be posted as the Dean-cum-Special Officer of Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH). According to the order issued by Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan, Dean-cum-Special Officer of Government Medical College […]

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Deducted salary to be given back from April

Will be returned in five monthly instalments The repayment of a month’s salary of government employees and teachers deducted over five months by the government will be returned in five equated monthly instalments from April 2021. The Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, on Wednesday decided to deposit deducted salary in the Provident Fund […]

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Devotees will not be allowed to offer Pongala at temple

Attukal trust asks women to offer the ritual at homes Devotees will not be permitted to offer Pongala on the Attukal temple premises the Pongala day on Saturday, given the COVID-19 scenario, the Attukal Bhagavathy Temple Trust said on Wednesday. The Pongala offering at the temple will be limited to the ‘Pandara Aduppu,’ the main […]

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8,000 VFX shots to be used for Prabhas's Adi Purush?

Rebel Star Prabhas has lined up the mythological drama Adi Purush. Bollywood director Om Raut is making this on a large scale. T Series is funding the project. It is said that a huge budget has been allocated for the project. Already the film’s shooting is on and is happening at a very brisk pace. […]

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Covaxin likely to be administered from Monday

With the arrival of the consignment of 25,600 vials of Covaxin vaccine here on Saturday, Health Department officials said that the vaccine is likely to be administered to beneficiaries from Monday. Since the inception of the COVID-19 vaccination drive on January 16, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, the Nilgiris and Erode districts were administering only Covishield vaccine doses […]

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Heart ailment cannot be included under disability: Supreme Court

The judgment comes on an appeal filed by a sailor for disability compensation The Supreme Court on Wednesday said a heart ailment cannot be included as a disability under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act. “Section 2(i) of the Act takes into account visual disability, locomotor disability, mental illness, mental retardation, hearing impairment and […]

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More DPCs will be opened: Minister

The government was prepared to open more direct purchase centres (DPCs) to procure paddy from farmers depending on need, O.S.Manian, Minister for Handlooms and Textiles, said here on Saturday. So far, 146 DPCs have been opened in this district and 1,000 bags of paddy were procured from each DPC every day, he said after inspecting […]

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BIFFes to be held in April first week

As of now, there is no plan to screen films online or increase the number of venues The 13th edition of Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFFes) will be held in the first week of April, Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy has announced. The event has been delayed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given that the […]

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Sivasankar’s bail plea to be heard on Feb. 1

In foreign currency smuggling case The bail application of M. Sivasankar, the former Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, in the foreign currency smuggling case will be considered on February 1. Moving the bail application before the Economic Offences Court, Ernakulam, S. Rajeev, the counsel for the accused, submitted that the Customs arrested the […]