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The government has set up a committee headed by Professor Madhava Menon to evolve a comprehensive policy on autonomy for Central universities, the Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institutes of Management. 

Mammen Mathew (65) will be Chief Editor and Managing Director of Malayala Manorama. Mr. Mathew is the eldest son of K.M. Mathew, who was the Chief Editor of the daily till his demise on August 1. 

Justice P.D. Dinakaran was sworn in the Chief Justice of the Sikkim High Court by Governor Balmiki Prasad Singh. Proceedings for his removal is pending before a parliamentary panel headed by Justice V.S. Sirpurkar. Justice Dinakaran faces allegations of land grabbing and other charges. He was transferred from Karnataka. 

Well-known physicist-turned author, journalist and television producer of Indian origin Simon Lehna Singh has been selected by the International Mathematical Union for the Leelavathi Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to public outreach in mathematics.Named after the mathematical treatise of the great Indian mathematician Bhaskaracharya, the award carries a cash prize of Rs.10 lakh and a citation and will be presented by the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM). 

Former Foreign Secretary, Shyam Saran, was sent by India as special envoy to Nepal with a mandate to engage all political parties, including the Maoists, and help build a consensus on the formation of a government. 

K.M. Mathew (93), Chief Editor of the Malayalam newspaper Malayala Manorama, passed away. Mr. Mathew started off as a rubber planter in Chickmagalur in Karnataka. He joined the family-owned Malayala Manorama in 1954 as its General Manager under his elder brother K.M. Cherian and later became the Chief Editor of the newspaper. Mr. Mathew was honored with the Padma Bhushan in 1998.
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