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Out of politburo, Achuthanandan is miffed


April 9th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 9 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan was clearly upset Monday after he failed to make it into the politburo of the Communist Party of India-Marxist ... Read more...

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Pinarayi Vijayan re-elected to top Kerala CPI-M post


February 10th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 10 (IANS) Veteran Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Pinarayi Vijayan's uninterrupted reign at the top continues, with him being re-elected Friday as secretary of the party's Kerala ... Read more...

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Vigilance gives clean chit to Chandy in palm oil case


January 7th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala), Jan 7 (IANS) The state vigilance department has given Chief Minister Oommen Chandy a clean chit after investigating if he had any role in the 1992 ... Read more...

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High court strikes down observations against Chandy


December 2nd, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Dec 2 (IANS) A division bench of the Kerala High Court Friday declared as null and void the observation made by a vigilance court against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy ... Read more...

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Kerala local bodies can give licence for liquor shops


December 1st, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 1 (IANS) Following protests from anti-liquor campaign activists, Kerala Excise Minister K. Babu made modifications in the liquor policy that now empowers local bodies to give sanction for ... Read more...

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Left disrupts Kerala assembly proceedings


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananathapuram, Nov 3 (IANS) Kerala's opposition Left Thursday shouted slogans demanding the ouster of Forest Minister K.B. Ganesh Kumar and government chief whip P.C. George for what they said were ... Read more...

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More trouble for Achuthanandan’s son


October 21st, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 21 (IANS) Education Minister P.K. Abdu Rabb Friday told the Kerala assembly that very strong action would be taken against V.A. Arun Kumar, the son of veteran CPI-M ... Read more...

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Palmoline case: Kerala government not averse to re-probe


October 18th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Kerala government informed the state high court Tuesday that it was not averse to a re-probe of the 1992 palm oil import case.This was in ... Read more...

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Congress MP demands reprobe into 1994 Kerala firing


October 16th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kasargode (Kerala), Oct 16 (IANS) Firebrand Congress Lok Sabha member from Kannur, K. Sudhakaran, Sunday demanded that the 1994 Koothuparambu firing incident be re-investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation."Only ... Read more...

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Court stops probe against Chandy in palmoil case


September 27th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 27 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Tuesday asked the vigilance court investigating if Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, then finance minister, had any role in the 1992 palmoil ... Read more...

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Dates of CPI-M, CPI’s Kerala conferences clash


September 13th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 13 (IANS) The Kerala state conferences of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) will overlap, an indication that the two parties ... Read more...

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Chandy gives up vigilance portfolio after probe order


August 9th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 9 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Tuesday gave up the vigilance portfolio after a court ordered a fresh probe into his role in the palm oil import ... Read more...

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Kerala palm oil scam: Fresh probe ordered in Chandy’s role


August 8th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 8 (IANS) A court here Monday ordered the state vigilance department to launch a fresh probe in the role of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the infamous 1992 ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan ordered Lok Ayukta probe to protect son: Chandy


July 15th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 15 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday said his predecessor V.S. Achuthanandan ordered a probe by the Lok Ayukta into the 11 allegations against his son just ... Read more...

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Kerala’s ‘N’ factor - Oommen Chandy has it too!


May 13th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Almost all chief ministers of Kerala in its 54-year history have had one thing in common - the letter 'N' in their names. And Congress ... Read more...

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Kerala palmolein scam to be re-investigated


March 14th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 14 (IANS) A special vigilance judge here Monday ordered a re-investigation into the infamous palm oil import scam which engulfed P.J. Thomas, former central vigilance commissioner, whose ... Read more...

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Monday could bring the blues for Chandy


March 12th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 12 (IANS) Will Oommen Chandy be the next chief minister of Kerala? The answer may inadvertently lie with a special judge who will Monday decide whether a two-decade-old ... Read more...

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Will fight legally if charged in Palmoil case: Chandy


March 8th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 8 (IANS) Accusing Kerala's ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) of trying to implicate him in the two-decade-old palmoil import case, Congress leader and former chief minister Oommen Chandy ... Read more...

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Kerala assembly ends session amid accusations of graft


February 24th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 24 (IANS) The 12th Kerala assembly ended the last day of its session on a tumultuous note Thursday, with both the treasury and opposition benches trading accusations of corruption, forcing ... Read more...

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Issac terms budget development-oriented, opposition says mockery (Roundup)


February 10th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 10 (IANS) Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac, who presented his sixth consecutive budget Thursday, termed it "development-oriented" and an attempt to do something for non-Keralites (NRKs) while the Congress-led opposition ... Read more...

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Kerala budgets didn’t do justice to NRIs, says Issac (Lead)


February 10th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 10 (IANS) State Finance Minister Thomas Issac, who presented his sixth consecutive budget Thursday, opined that his budgets have not been able to do full justice to the Non-Resident Keralites."Let ... Read more...

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Issac presents sixth consecutive Kerala budget


February 10th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 10 (IANS) Economist turned politician and senior Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Thomas Issac Thursday presented his sixth consecutive state budget with special emphasis on infrastructure development.He began the ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan should quit over liquor tragedy allegations: Opposition


February 7th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 7 (IANS) The Congress-led opposition in Kerala Monday walked out of the assembly after demanding that Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan resign over allegations by his CPI-M colleague that Achuthanandan had ... Read more...

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Chandy demands legal action against Achuthanandan


February 6th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Badagara (Kerala), Feb 6 (IANS) Kerala's opposition Congress leader Oommen Chandy Sunday demanded legal action against Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan over allegations raised by Communist Party of India-Marxist leader P. Sasi.Sasi, political ... Read more...

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CPI-M to probe allegations against senior party leader


February 5th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 5 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Saturday ordered a probe by a two-member panel against the allegations against P. Sasi, a member of the state committee and former ... Read more...

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Kannur airport nod in view of Keralites’ contribution: Patel


December 17th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala), Dec 17 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel Friday said the central government sanctioned the Kannur airport despite some legal issues as non-resident Keralites contribute significantly to India's overall growth ... Read more...

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Minister denies Kannur airport stake allotment


December 14th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 14 (IANS) Kerala Tourism and Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan Tuesday denied making any allotment of shares in the proposed Kannur international airport."The paperwork has begun with regard to the allotment ... Read more...

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CVC should step down: Retired Supreme Court judge


December 1st, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kottayam/New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) It would be in the best interests of the country and of the high office he holds if Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) P.J. Thomas steps down, retired ... Read more...

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Foundation stone for Kannur airport to be laid Dec 17


November 20th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kannur, Nov 20 (IANS) Kerala is to get its fourth international airport at Kannur, the foundation stone for which will be laid Dec 17, state Tourism and Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ... Read more...

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Appointing Thomas as CVC shows centre’s helplessness: Achuthanandan


September 27th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 27 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Monday said the central government has proved its "helplessness" by appointing P.J. Thomas as the Central Vigilance Commissioner. Addressing reporters here, the chief minister ... Read more...

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Kerala to make Coca Cola pay for damages


June 27th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 27 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Sunday lashed out at soft drink giant Coca Cola and said a tribunal will be set up to recover the cost of socio-economic ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan steps in to preserve Gopalan’s home


June 22nd, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 22 (IANS) Veteran Communist hardliner and Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Tuesday stepped in to ensure that the Kannur house of his former colleague and legendary communist leader A.K. Gopalan, ... Read more...

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Communists want to preserve Kerala leader’s house


June 21st, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala), June 21 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activists here are trying to save from demolition - and preserve - a house at Peralassery near here which once belonged to ... Read more...

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Kerala panel wants Coca Cola to pay for water damage


March 18th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 18 (IANS) Beverage giant Coca Cola's bottling plant in Perumatty in Palakkad district has led to depletion of water resources, a Kerala assembly panel said Thursday and recommended ... Read more...

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Boat tragedy: Kerala government criticises centre for not providing plane


October 2nd, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 2 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Friday criticised the central government for not providing a military aircraft to transport the bodies of the victims of the Thekkady boat tragedy. Achuthanandan's ... Read more...

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