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Kerala CPI-M leader denied bail in murder case


August 4th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala), Aug 4 (IANS) A court Saturday denied bail to Marxist leader P. Jayarajan, arrested for his alleged role in the murder of a Muslim League worker.The Kannur chief ... Read more...

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CPI-M worker killed during Kerala shutdown (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 (IANS) A CPI-M worker was killed during a scuffle with suspected Muslim League workers Thursday as Kerala observed a shutdown on a call of the Marxist party ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Kerala over CPI-M leader’s arrest


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 (IANS) Normal life was affected in Kerala Thursday as the state observed a shutdown on a call given by the opposition CPI-M to protest the arrest of ... Read more...

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Controversy over dress circular to Kerala teachers


July 3rd, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Kochi, July 2 (IANS) Kerala's education department Monday sent a circular to woman teachers to turn up at a function in a saree and green blouse, inviting allegations that the ... Read more...

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Kerala CPI-M facing tough times (Letter from Kerala)


June 30th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 30 (IANS) With the Kerala Police closing in on over a dozen top leaders of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in different murder cases, the party in ... Read more...

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Sex case probe: Achuthanandan told to appear in court


June 19th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, June 19 (IANS) A Kerala court Tuesday asked former chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan, who complained of sabotage of a probe into an alleged sex racket here in the early ... Read more...

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Kerala assembly again disrupted over twin murders


June 14th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 14 (IANS) Four bills were passed without any discussion Thursday as the Kerala assembly was disrupted for the third consecutive day by opposition legislators demanding immediate arrest of ... Read more...

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Kerala house adjourned over murder controversy


June 13th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 13 (IANS) The Kerala assembly was disrupted again Wednesday as opposition Left legislators harped on their demand that Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) legislator P.K. Basheer be arrested ... Read more...

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The killing fields of Kerala


June 1st, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 1 (IANS) Kerala, India's most literate state with the best socio-economic indicators, has ironically a history of political killings in which virtually every party is involved.A recent ... Read more...

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Kerala land row: Opposition leaders meet governor


May 10th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 10 (IANS) Kerala's opposition leaders Thursday met Governor H.R. Bhardwaj demanding action against Calicut University Vice-Chancellor M. Abdul Salam for allegedly trying to transfer a piece of ... Read more...

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Kerala UDF constituencts call truce


April 22nd, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, April 22 (IANS) A ceasefire of sorts has been declared between the two bickering constituents of the ruling United Democratic front (UDF) in Kerala - the Indian Union Muslim ... Read more...

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Chandy off to Delhi to discuss fifth berth controversy


April 15th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and state Congress chief Ramesh Chennithala left for Delhi Sunday to take up with the party high command the gifting of ... Read more...

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Chandy inducts two new ministers, shuffles portfolios (Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday added two more ministers to his cabinet, taking the total strength to 21, and shuffled some key portfolios, including home.The ... Read more...

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Chandy adds two ministers


April 12th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday added two more ministers to his cabinet, taking the total strength to 21.M. Ali, 60, of the Indian Union Muslim ... Read more...

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Chandy to expand cabinet, IUML gets fifth berth


April 12th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 11 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy finally succumbed to the pressures of coalition politics and handed over a fifth berth to Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) ... Read more...

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Caste considerations at play as Chandy mulls cabinet expansion (Kerala Newsletter)


April 7th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy appears to be caught in a caste conundrum over the expansion of his cabinet.Politics in Kerala has always been dominated by ... Read more...

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Trouble in Kerala’s ruling coalition over ministership claims


March 26th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 26 (IANS) Trouble is brewing in Kerala's ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) as two of the coalition partners are putting pressure for a ministerial berth.While the Congress ... Read more...

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Snooping into Muslims’ emails a fascist act: Achuthanandan


January 17th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 17 (IANS) Leader of Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan Tuesday described the Kerala government's act of snooping into email accounts as fascist.In a statement issued, Achuthanandan slammed Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Kerala sex scandal case: Police get a month to finish probe


December 22nd, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Dec 22 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Thursday asked police to complete within a month the investigation into the two-decade-old Kozhikode sex scandal case involving state minister and Indian ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan’s fears unfounded in sex case probe: High court


November 23rd, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Wednesday dismissed as unfounded Leader of Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan's fears relating to the ongoing probe into the Kozhikode ice-cream parlour sex case ... Read more...

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Court seeks case diary in Kerala sex scandal case


September 5th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Monday asked the state police to submit the case diary in the investigation into the two-decade-old Kozhikode sex scandal case involving state ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan seeks CBI probe in sex scandal case


September 2nd, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 2 (IANS) Kerala's Leader of Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan Friday filed a petition in the high court seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the two-decade-old Kozhikode ... Read more...

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Chandy’s promise against corrupt a bluff: Achuthanandan


June 3rd, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 3 (IANS) Kerala's Leader of Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan Friday termed Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's promise of ensuring corruption-free governance as a bluff.Addressing reporters here, the former chief minister ... Read more...

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Coming up, Manmohan-Sonia plan to rejuvenate UPA


May 29th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi are working on a cabinet reshuffle and important legislative measures to give a facelift to ... Read more...

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Kerala to get first tribal minister, Karunakaran’s son misses out


May 21st, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) Congress legislator P.K.Jayalekshmi will be Kerala's first-ever minister from the tribal community while the late Congress leader K.Karunakaran's son, K. Muraleedharan, has been left out ... Read more...

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Oommen Chandy sworn in as Kerala chief minister (Lead)


May 18th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 18 (IANS) Congress leader Oommen Chandy, 67, was sworn in as Kerala's 21st chief minister by Governor R.S. Gavai at Raj Bhavan here Wednesday.This will be Chandy's second ... Read more...

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Chandy, six others to be sworn in Kerala Wednesday


May 17th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 17 (IANS) With the newly elected Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) in Kerala completing the first round of cabinet seat sharing, the first batch of ministers will be ... Read more...

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BJP’s lotus again fails to bloom in Kerala


May 13th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which had claimed that the lotus - its party symbol - will bloom in Kerala after this assembly elections, had ... Read more...

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Congress wins Kerala cliffhanger from ‘old man’ Achuthanandan (Roundup)


May 13th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (IANS) "Old man" V.S. Achuthanandan almost did it, but in the end the Left Democratic Front (LDF) led by the Communist veteran lost a cliffhanger of ... Read more...

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Former judge quizzed in Kerala sex scandal case


May 8th, 2011 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
Kochi, May 8 (IANS) Retired Kerala High Court judge K. Narayana Kurup was questioned by the police Saturday in a two-decade-old sex scandal case.Kurup was questioned a day after another ... Read more...

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Ice cream parlour sex case is Kerala poll issue


April 12th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, April 12 (IANS) A two-decade-old sex scandal in Kerala, dubbed the "ice cream parlour" case in which the image of a well-known opposition politician took a beating, is ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi to address election rally in Puducherry


April 5th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Apr 5 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi will address an election rally in Puducherry today to garner support for the Congress- Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) alliance in the Union Territory. ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi to visit poll-bound Tamil Nadu, Puducherry


April 4th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 4 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi is scheduled to visit Tamil Nadu and Puducherry to address election meetings on Tuesday.Gandhi will be addressing a public meeting in Chennai ... Read more...

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Poll campaign gains momentum in Kerala


March 31st, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 31 (ANI): With 970 candidates left in the fray for April 13 Kerala assembly poll, the campaigning has intensified in the state.Despite independents and other state level parties ... Read more...

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Congress, CPI name candidates in Tamil Nadu


March 23rd, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 23 (IANS) The Congress and the Communist Party of India (CPI) Wednesday released their lists of candidates for the coming assembly polls in Tamil Nadu.The Congress party will ... Read more...

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