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Shinde to chair Southern Council meet in Bangalore today

Shinde to chair Southern Council meet in Bangalore todayBangalore, Nov. 16 : Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde will chair the 25th Southern Zonal Council meet in Bangalore today to discuss issues concerning Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry.

According to television reports, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Reddy, Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangaswamy and Kerala Minister for Finance K Mani will be attending the meeting.

Some of the important issues likely to be discussed include security of fishermen, strengthening of drug-control organization and development of industrial corridor in the peninsular region.

Extension of high speed rail corridor between Thiruvananthapuram and Mangalore upto Udupi, coastal erosion and matters related to police administrations, human-trafficking and re-activating of the Southern Zonal Council are other issues on the agenda of the meeting. (ANI)