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Chandy assures transparency in all projects


September 12th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said all the investment proposals emerging at the global investors meet being held here would be cleared in a transparent ... Read more...

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Chandy, Achuthanandan wrangle over investors meet


September 6th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 6 (IANS) Opposition leader V.S. Achuthanandan Thursday drew flak from Chief Minister Oommen Chandy for criticising projects which had been cleared by the former when he was ... Read more...

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Special UDF meet to clear doubts about investor meet


September 4th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 4 (IANS) The ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front in Kerala has called a special meeting Thursday to clear all doubts and allegations levelled by the opposition about ... Read more...

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IUML worker’s murder: Kerala CPI-M leader gets bail


August 27th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 27 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Kannur district secretary P. Jayarajan was Monday granted bail by the Kerala High Court in the murder of Indian Union Muslim ... Read more...

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Kerala legislator gets bail in murder case


August 21st, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 21 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) legislator T.V. Rajesh was Tuesday granted bail by the Kerala High Court in the murder of Indian Union Muslim League worker ... Read more...

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Kerala prepares for Left-backed staff strike


August 20th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) The Kerala government has made elaborate arrangements to deal with the day-long strike Tuesday by Left-backed state government employees, said Home Minister T. Radhakrishnan."In a ... Read more...

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Assam ministers rush to Bangalore, Hyderabad


August 17th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 17 (IANS) As its people continued to arrive from states like Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, the Assam government Friday sent its ministers to Bangalore and Hyderabad to discuss ... Read more...

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Tension within the ranks haunt UDF and LDF too (Kerala Newsletter)


August 17th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) Oommen Chandy vs Ramesh Chennithala; V.S. Achuthanandan vs Pinayari Vijayan. The more things change, the more they remain the same in Kerala politics, with an uneasy ... Read more...

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Left-backed Kerala government staff to strike work Aug 21


August 17th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 (IANS) The Left-backed state government employees have called for a day-long strike Aug 21 after Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy refused to go back on his ... Read more...

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CPI(M) MLA Rajesh denied bail, Jayarajan’s remand extended


August 14th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur, Kerala Aug 14 (IANS) While arrested CPI(M) legislator T.V. Rajesh's bail plea was dismissed, the judicial remand of party leader and Kannur district secretary P. Jayarajan was extended till ... Read more...

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CPI-M legislator remanded in custody in murder case (Lead)


August 13th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur/Kochi, Aug 13 (IANS) CPI-M legislator T.V.Rajesh, an accused in the murder of a Muslim League activist, was Monday remanded in judicial custody till Aug 27 after the Kerala High ... Read more...

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Bail denied to Kerala CPI-M leaders in murder case


August 13th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Monday struck a double blow to the CPI-M by dismissing bail pleas of party legislator T.V. Rajesh and jailed Kannur district party ... Read more...

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Kerala legislators to visit China


August 8th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 8 (IANS) Ten Kerala legislators will soon visit China, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Wednesday.Minister for Planning K.C. Joseph will lead the delegation, which includes three from the ... Read more...

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Kerala CPI-M leader arrested in murder case


August 1st, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 1 (IANS) Veteran Kerala Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader P. Jayarajan was Wednesday arrested and jailed in connection with the murder of Indian Union Muslim League worker ... Read more...

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NCP unhappy in Maharashtra also


July 21st, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Firing another salvo at the Congress, the NCP Saturday claimed that it was unhappy with it in Maharashtra too, and alleged the party was "not consulted" ... Read more...

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Northeast’s lawmakers vote in presidential poll


July 19th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Kohima, July 19 (IANS) Except legislators of the Communist Party of India (CPI) and Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP), most of the lawmakers from the northeastern states cast their votes ... Read more...

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Pranab will out-do Sangma in northeast: Congress


July 19th, 2012 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 19 (IANS) The Congress party Wednesday said that UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee would garner more votes in the northeastern states than his rival Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Mukherjee has majority support in northeast


July 7th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 7 (IANS) UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee has won the support of all key regional parties in the northeast, Congress leader Luizinho Faleiro said here.Of the eight ... Read more...

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Mukherjee seeks support in northeast


July 6th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 6 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Friday sought the support of leaders of the Congress and other regional parties of the northeastern states ... Read more...

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Don’t give Microsoft back-door entry, warns Achuthanandan


July 4th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 4 (IANS) Kerala's Leader of Opposition and veteran CPI-M leader V.S. Achuthanandan has warned Chief Minister Oommen Chandy against IT giant Microsoft getting a back-door entry into the ... Read more...

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UDF wins 2 Rajya Sabha seats, LDF 1 in Kerala


June 25th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 25 (IANS) The outcome of the Rajya Sabha elections in Kerala Monday went on expected lines with the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) winning two seats and the ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha elections in Kerala to be held Monday


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 22 (IANS) Elections to three Rajya Sabha seats in Kerala will be held Monday, with four candidates in the fray.The ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) is confident ... Read more...

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UPA and its constituents


June 15th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
A look at the seat-holding of United Progressive Alliance partners and those propping it from outside in the two houses of parliament.In the Lok Sabha:UPA partners --Congress - 207Trinamool Congress ... Read more...

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Congress wins Kerala bypoll (Second Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 15 (IANS) The Congress Friday won the Neyattinkara by-election in Kerala, with the Congress' R. Selvaraj, who was trailing third as counting began stealing a march over ... Read more...

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Kerala CPI-M fields Chintha editor for Rajya Sabha (Lead)


June 7th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 7 (IANS) The Left Democratic Front (LDF) Thursday decided to field CPI-M leader C.P. Narayanan as its nominee for the Rajya Sabha elections to be held in Kerala ... Read more...

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Kerala CPI-M fields Chintha editor for Rajya Sabha


June 7th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 7 (IANS) The Left Democratic Front (LDF) Thursday decided to field veteran Communist Party of India-Marxist leader and former State Planning Board member C.P. Narayanan as its nominee ... Read more...

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Free drugs and more to mark UDF anniversary


June 4th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 4 (IANS) Those in Kerala who do not fall in the income tax category can from now on get free medicines.The government will subsidize this scheme by levying ... Read more...

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Antony campaigns, showers praise on Chandy government


May 29th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 29 (IANS) Union Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday opined that Kerala was on course to becoming the number one state in the country on account of a very ... Read more...

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Will ask poll panel to cancel CPI-M’s registration: UDF


May 28th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) Kerala's ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) Monday said it will approach the election commission to demand cancellation of the Communist Party of India-Marxist's (CPI-M) ... Read more...

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CPI-M jittery as police dig deeper into murder case (Kerala Newsletter)


May 26th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, May 26 (IANS) The CPI-M top brass in Kerala is getting nervous with the police closing in on the party's lower and middle-level leaders in the murder case of ... Read more...

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Petrol price hike fuels protests, opposition ire (Roundup)


May 24th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Street protests rocked parts of India against a sharp hike in petrol prices that the opposition denounced as an assault on the common man.Both ... Read more...

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Kerala shuts down to protest petrol price hike


May 24th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) A statewide shutdown was called by the Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here Thursday to protest the huge hike in ... Read more...

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CPI-M getting jittery over Kerala murder probe: Congress


May 21st, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) With names of some Communist Party of India-Marxist activists surfacing in the murder of their former party colleague T.P. Chandrasekharan, the Congress, which heads the ruling ... Read more...

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Neyattinkara by-poll crucial for Kerala parties (Kerala Newsletter)


May 19th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 19 (IANS) For the rival political groupings in Kerala, the Neyattinkara by-election to the state assembly in June is proving a testing time. The poll is crucial ... Read more...

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Being targeted to tarnish party, says Kerala CPI-M leader


May 18th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala), May 18 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader P.Jayarajan Friday expressed surprise at his name being linked to the murder of former party colleague T.P. Chandrasekharan, and ... Read more...

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