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Kochi: Customs officials today seized four gold rods, weighing one kg and valued at Rs 26 lakh, from a passenger who arrived from Singapore via Kuala Lumpur at the airport near here Friday.

The rods were found concealed in an electric oven of the checked in baggage of the passenger, customs officials said.

The gold was seized under the provisions of the Customs Act, 1962.

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Kochi: With the 'Bar bribe' issue becoming murkier following allegations by Kerala Bar Owners Association that Rs 20 crore was collectively paid to various leaders during last four years, State Excise Minister K Babu Friday said names of politicians and ministers to whom bribes had been allegedly paid, should be revealed.

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Bar Hotels’ Association (KBHA) working president Biju Ramesh on Friday said he stuck to his stand that Finance Minister K M Mani had sought Rs 5 crore for facilitating the renewal of the licences of the 418 hotel bars that had been identified by Excise officials as “sub-standard” and closed since April.

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Thiruvananthapuram: The Justice Sivarajan Commission, probing the solar panel scam which had rocked the state last year, Friday made it clear that the role of Chief Minister’s office would also come under the ambit of the probe into the corruption case.

The Judicial Commission, in an order issued today, also said the role of Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, the Chief

The state cabinet had recently decided to extend by six months the period of the Justice Sivarajan Commission probing the solar panel scam.

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday extended by seven days the bail to Abdul Nasser Ma’dani, leader of People's Democratic Party (PDP) and an accused in the 2008 Bangalore serial bomb blast conspiracy.

The apex court, while extending the bail period, also asked Ma’dani to restrict his interactions with the media.

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Kannur: KPCC president V.M Sudheeran on Friday dubbed the graft allegation raised by the bar owners against Finance Minister KM Mani, saying that they should come out with clear evidences to prove their claims.

Talking to reporters here, on the sidelines of his month-long 'Janapaksha Yatra' which was launched from Kasaragod on Tuesday, Sudheeran said Bar owners should come out with evidence rather than discuss the issue behind closed doors.

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Kochi: Kerala High Court Thursday dismissed a petition by Aam Admi Party, Kerala unit, seeking a CBI probe into the graft allegations made by bar owners against state Finance Minister K M Mani.

Dismissing the petition, a division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Prashant Bhushan and Justice A M Shafique said the petition was premature and the court cannot interfere at this stage.

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Kochi: The excitement was the same for fans of Sachin Tendulkar when they saw their cricketing icon in a different role Thursday night, cheering Kerala Blasters FC, the ISL franchise that he co-owns.

The biggest cheer came when, wearing the team jersey, he walked to the middle of the ground at the half time along with Nita Ambani with his autobiography 'Playing it My Way'.

His autobiography was released by Chandy.

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Kochi: Kerala bar owner Biju Ramesh has said that he is prepared to appear before probe team to give evidence on his allegation that Finance Minister K.M. Mani was bribed Rs.1 crore to ensure that 418 closed bars were allowed to reopen.

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Kannur: As the graft allegation against Finance Minister K M Mani continues to dominate political discourse in the State, KPCC president V M Sudheeran Thursday dubbed CPI-M's demand for a probe under judicial supervision as "irrational" and said it reflected internal commotions in that party.

"This is an irrational demand. How could the judiciary supervise an inquiry into an issue which is not before the court," Sudheeran told reporters in Kannur.

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