Youth commits suicide in Dubai

DUBAI: A Keralite committed suicide and another died of cardiac arrest after failing to find a job in the UAE. Twenty-three-year-old Shiju Raghavan, who had immigrated to the country to find a job, was found hanging in a room in a New Sanaiyah area building in Ajman on Tuesday evening. According to his friends, Shiju took the extreme step as he was unable to find a job. He was desperately looking for a job in order to provide a decent life to his family back in Kerala. He is survived by old parents and a younger sister. In another case, Madusoondanan Achari (42) from Kerala died of cardiac arrest at a labour camp in Dubai. Achari had allegedly been duped by an agent who charged him hefty fee to find a job in Dubai. Unable to cope with the stress, he suffered a stroke and died. - PTI

`No full proposal yet'

New Delhi: The Centre is yet to receive a complete proposal from the Government of Kerala regarding the setting up of a Bench of the High Court at Thiruvananthapuram, the Lok Sabha was

informed on Friday. In a written reply, Minister for Law and Justice H.R. Bhardwaj said the demand could be considered only on the receipt of a complete proposal. The State Government was yet to convey an assurance regarding provision of necessary infrastructure for the Bench. PTI

Overhaul of laws proposed

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Government proposed to set up a Law Reforms' Commission to suggest areas where the State legislations required overhauling, Minister for Law M. Vijayakumar told the Assembly on Friday. Stating the Government's position on a `private member's Bill' presented by Indian Union Muslim League MLA Kutty Ahmed Kutty, he said many of the State legislations were outdated or had become irrelevant. A thorough overhauling of the State laws had become due. When Mr. Ahmed Kutty drew his attention to the work done in this direction by a Law Reforms' Committee during the term of the previous Government, Mr. Vijayakumar said the report of that committee would be of help to the Law Reforms' Commission planned to be set up by this Government. Special Correspondent

Indian slashes

fare to Bangkok

Thiruvananthapuram: Indian has slashed its fares from the Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode airports to Bangkok by offering a special promotional scheme. Those flying to Bangkok from the three cities of the State via Chennai are being offered the ``lowest-ever'' return fare of Rs.5,800 a person (excluding taxes), according to a release from Indian. The offer is valid from March 15 to May 31. Further details can be had from the helpline 1800-100-1407 or from the travel agents . Staff Reporter