Takes over as Chief Electrical Inspector

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: K.K.Unni has taken charge as Chief Electrical Inspector in the place of K.S.Beena who retired on superannuation. An electrical engineering graduate from the Thrissur Engineering College, he entered service as an officer of the Indian Oil Corporation. He later joined the KSEB and from there to the Electrical Inspectorate. Special Correspondent

Kamal Nath refutes reports

Thiruvananthapuram: Union Minister of Commerce and Industries Kamal Nath has refuted reports to the effect that an understanding has been reached to reduce the import duty on natural rubber at the India-Thailand trade talks. He clarified this in his reply to a letter addressed to him by Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee president Ramesh Chennithala on the issue. Mr. Kamal Nath said that even though Thailand had made such a demand, he did not concede it taking into consideration the interests of the rubber cultivators of Kerala. Special Correspondent

E-mail threat

Thiruvanthapuram: The hi-tech cell of the police has commenced inquiry into the e-mail threat to Inspector-General of Police and member of the Special Task Force overseeing the encroachment drive in Munnar Rishi Raj Singh. The threat was received at cdit@cdit.org on Friday. Staff Reporter

RYF extends support to eviction drive

PATHANAMTHITTA: The Revolutionary Youth Front (RYF) State leadership meet held here on Saturday has resolved to extend full support to the ongoing official action against encroachers on Government land. Revolutionary Socialist Party State secretary T.J. Chandrachoodan inaugurated the meet in the afternoon. RYF State president Kovoor Kunjumon, MLA, presided. The meet also called upon the Government to take action against all the encroachers without any political considerations. Staff Reporter

Appointed

THRISSUR: M.J. Cyriac has been appointed Principal of the Amala Institute of Medical Sciences. He was formerly Principal of Government Medical College at Mulankunna- thukavu here. Staff Reporter

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