Restrained from selling land

KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Wednesday restrained the Kerala State Cooperative Housing Federation from selling 92 cents of land that was set apart as open space in Rajiv Nagar Housing Colony in Kaloor. Justice Pius C. Kuriakose passed the interim order on a writ petition filed by the Rajiv Nagar Resident Welfare Association. The petitioner pointed out that in the layout of the colony given to the Kochi Corporation, the 92 cents land had been marked as open space as mandated by the rules. Though the revenue authorities had issued notices to the federation against the proposal to sell off the space, the federation went ahead with the proposal. Counsel for the association, Majanu Komath, said the tender for selling the space had been published in newspapers on February 12. The tenders would be opened on March 2. Staff Reporter

South African Navy

delegation arrives

KOCHI: A South African Navy delegation headed by Vice-Admiral J. Mudimu, Chief of South African Navy, accompanied by Ywonne Mudimu, arrived here on Tuesday on a two-day visit to the Southern Naval Command. Rear Admiral Rajender Singh, Chief of Staff, Southern Naval Command, received the delegation at the Naval Air Station, INS Garuda.

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Reception to CJI

KOCHI: The Central Administrative Tribunal's Ernakulam Bench will accord a reception to Chief Justice India (CJI) K.G. Balakrishnan at CAT's court hall-1 at 3 p.m. on Saturday. The Chief Justice will inaugurate the Case Information System/automation Network of the tribunal. Special Correspondent

Two killed

KOCHI: Two persons were killed and one injured in an accident at Oonnukal, near Kothamangalam, on Wednesday. The police said that Sivan, hailing from Perumbavoor and Balan, from Koovappady, were killed when the autorickshaw in which they were travelling collided with a lorry on the Kochi- Madurai National Highway. - Staff Reporter

Temple fete

KOCHI: The Makam thozhal (praying on auspicious day for temple deity) at Chottanikkara Devi temple will be held on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The temple authorities have made elaborate arrangements for the devotees. Staff Reporter