Chief Minister inaugurates pressThiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan on Wednesday said he drew strength from the people and was not a "media creation" as portrayed by certain sections. Speaking at the 95th anniversary celebrations of the Kerala Kaumudi newspaper here, the Chief Minister said he had been in politics and alongside the people of Kerala since 1940. He said the media had supported several of the issues raised by him. "I believe the media knows that I am a creation of the people of Kerala," he added. He inaugurated the new Kerala Kaumudi press. Editorial adviser of the newspaper N. Ramachandran was present. Law Minister M. Vijayakumar and Food Minister C. Divakaran, were among those present. Staff Reporter

New law plannedThiruvananthapuram: Revenue Minister K.P. Rajendran has said the Government is contemplating a new law to prevent filling of lagoons and illegal extraction of river sand. Staff Reporter

Admitted to hospitalThiruvananthapuram: Four persons were admitted to Medical College Hospital on Wednesday morning with symptoms of food poisoning after they consumed wild mushrooms along with their dinner the previous night. They were identified as Krishnan (53), Anilkumar (24), Soman (44) and Thankayyan (64), all residents of Manakkala. Staff Reporter