Birth anniversary celebrationsTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Hindu Nadar Samajam will celebrate the 174th birth anniversary of Vaikuntaswamy here on Thursday. Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, samajam president Punchakkary Surendran said a conference and a pilgrimage to the social reformer's birthplace in Tamil Nadu, Swamythoppu, would be organised in this connection.

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DYFI asks Minister to quitTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State Secretariat of the Democratic Youth Federation India (DYFI) has held Education Minister E.T. Mohammed Basheer guilty of violation of oath and serious lapse by sending the SSLC question paper irresponsibly through a private parcel agency. In a statement here on Wednesday, it demanded his resignation in this regard. The DYFI will take out marches to the Secretariat in the capital city and to DDE offices in the other districts to press its demand, the statement added.

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MLA hospitalisedTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Johnny Nellore, MLA, was admitted to the Medical College Hospital (MCH) on Wednesday evening following a respiratory problem. According to MCH officials, his condition is stable.

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March organisedTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Shiv Sena activists took out a march to the Secretariat and organised a dharna in protest against the Varanasi blasts.

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