Take ill after consuming mushroomThiruvananthapuram: Eight members of two families hailing form Karette and Korani were rushed to the Medical College Hospital here on Sunday night after they complained of uneasiness after consuming mushroom. They are under observation of at the casualty wing of the hospital.

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Injured in accidentThiruvananthapuram: A 35-year-old man has been admitted with serious injuries to the Medical College hospital after the bike he was riding collided against a mini lorry at Karette on Sunday evening. He was identified as Madhu of Kallara. - Staff Reporter

Succumbs to injuriesThiruvananthapuram: Velappan, 58, a resident of Anayara, Pettah, who sustained severe spinal injuries after he fell from a coconut palm on Sunday morning, died at the Medical College Hospital.

- Staff Reporter

Chamber's pleaThiruvananthapuram: The Thiruvananthapuram Chamber of Commerce, in a memorandum, has urged Chief Minister, V. S. Achuthanandan to reduce the Sales Tax on petroleum products. It pointed out that States such as Maharashtra had reduced the Sales Tax to lessen the burden of the common man.