DYFI takes out march

Thiruvananthapuram: The Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) took out a march to the Raj Bhavan on Wednesday as part of a country-wide campaign being organised by it in protest against the Union Government's policy which was "leading to unemployment." It held the globalisation policy responsible for the rising unemployment. Those who took part in the march included prominent personalities such as K.N. Panikker, B. Ekbal, Ezhacherry Ramachandran and Neelamperoor Madusoodhanan Nair. Those who sent messages included O.N.V. Kurup and Sukumar Azhikode. Special Correspondent

Private vehicles exempted

Thiruvananthapuram: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has excluded private vehicles from the dawn-to-dusk hartal called on Thursday in protest against the `police action' on Yuva Morcha workers in front of the Corporation office on Wednesday. Private vehicles were exempted as several students were appearing for the public examinations, the BJP said in a release here. Staff Reporter

Constable injured

Thiruvananthapuram: A 32-year-old police constable was injured when the motorbike he was riding collided with an unidentified vehicle in Attingal police station limits late on Wednesday evening. The police identified him as Naushad. He was admitted to Government Medical College Hospital (MCH). Naushad is attached to the Armed Reserve Police, Rural Constabulary. Staff Reporter

Auto driver hurt

Thiruvananthapuram: A 22-year-old youth was injured when the autorickshaw he was driving collided with a private vehicle at Mammam in Attingal police station limits late on Wednesday. The police identified the youth as Vinod. He was admitted to the MCH. Staff Reporter