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Always believed in the judiciary: Former ISRO scientist


September 7th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 7 (IANS) A division bench of the Kerala High Court Friday upheld the order of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) ordering compensation of Rs.1 million to ... Read more...

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Land scam case against me is baseless: Achuthanandan


August 17th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan said Friday that the ongoing vigilance case against him for alleged misuse of office to transfer land in Kasargode district ... Read more...

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Kerala state Congress gears up for revamp


August 5th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 5 (IANS) Kerala's ruling Congress prepared for the much delayed organisational revamp with prominent leaders, including Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and and state party president Ramesh Chennithala, headed ... 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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Absence of Big Idea leaves Congress without direction (Comment)


May 12th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Blaming factionalism for the Congress's recent electoral setbacks, as Sonia Gandhi has done, can be regarded as a somewhat facile explanation, considering that internal rifts have been a part of ... Read more...

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Kerala special prosecutor in Palmoil case resigns


February 16th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 16 (IANS) The special prosecutor in the Palmoil import corruption case in Kerala stepped down Thursday, saying he was not happy with the vigilance department's report in the ... 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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A year since Karunakaran’s death


December 23rd, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 23 (IANS) It has been a year since four-time Kerala chief minister K. Karunakaran passed away but everything is as it was at his home Kalyani.A year later, ... Read more...

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PM seeks parties’ support to run parliament


December 21st, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) With repeated disruptions in parliament becoming a routine affair, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday appealed to all political parties to cooperate in running both ... Read more...

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UPA’s success owes much to Pranab’s trouble-shooting skills: PM


December 21st, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Lavishing praise on Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee for his "exemplary public service", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday underlined that the success of the ... 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 ex-minister M.P. Gangadharan dead


October 31st, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 31 (IANS) Congress leader and former Kerala minister M.P. Gangadharan died Monday here at a private hospital, family sources said.The six-time legislator was a minister in the 1982 ... Read more...

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Kerala minister Jacob dies in hospital


October 31st, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Kochi, Oct 30 (IANS) Kerala Civil Supplies Minister T.M.Jacob died Sunday night at a private hospital here, according to family sources. He was 61.Jacob, who led the Kerala Congress-Jacob and ... 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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Kerala opposition demands Chandy’s resignation


September 26th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 26 (IANS) The Kerala opposition Monday demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and chief whip P.C. George over alleged attempts to influence the trial of the ... Read more...

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List palm oil case before another court: Judge


September 24th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 24 (IANS) Judge P.K. Haneefa, criticized for ordering a reinvestigation in the palm oil case allegedly involving Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Saturday requested the high court ... Read more...

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Kerala chief whip petitions against judge


September 10th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 10 (IANS) The chief whip of the Kerala assembly has hit out at a special vigilance court judge who ordered reinvestigation of palm oil case involving Kerala ... 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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Murmurs in Congress over Kerala cabinet selection


May 29th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 29 (IANS) The Congress party's Kerala unit has overlooked merit and experience in selecting its nine ministers in the 20-member Oomen Chandy cabinet, a senior party legislator said ... Read more...

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Keep the flock together, Sonia Gandhi tells Kerala leaders


May 25th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi has asked the party unit in Kerala and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to keep the party legislators together in view ... Read more...

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Left out of cabinet, Karunakaran’s son miffed


May 23rd, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, May 23 (IANS) K. Muraleedharan, a former state Congress president and son of ex-Kerala chief minister K. Karunakaran, Monday expressed his displeasure at being left out of the government ... 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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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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Muraleedharan wins his first assembly poll


May 13th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (IANS) Congress leader K. Muraleedharan, son of former Kerala chief minister K. Karunakaran, Friday won his first assembly election after he defeated a Left-backed candidate in the ... Read more...

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Chandy set for 10th successive poll victory


April 8th, 2011 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Kottayam (Kerala), April 8 (IANS) It has been 41 years since a callow Youth Congress activist stepped into the electoral fray to contest the assembly elections. Oommen Chandy hasn't looked ... Read more...

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A 10th election, a 10th constituency - meet Kerala’s rolling stone


April 6th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 6 (IANS) Seeking greener pastures is nothing new for Kerala's veteran politician M.V. Raghavan. In nine assembly elections, he has fought from nine different constituencies and he is ... Read more...

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Karuanakaran’s absence a huge loss, says Muraleedharan


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 2 (IANS) The absence of Congress veteran K. Karunakaran in the campaigning is a huge loss to the Congress-led front in the poll-bound Kerala, his son K. Muraleedharan ... Read more...

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Dissent over Congress candidates’ list in Kerala


March 23rd, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, March 23 (IANS) A day after announcing its list of 81 candidates for the assembly elections, the Congress party in Kerala Wednesday faced dissent from within its ranks ... Read more...

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50 percent newcomers, women, youth likely in Congress’ Kerala list


March 23rd, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Congress Election Committee (CEC), which met here for the second consecutive day Tuesday to discuss the candidates for the 81 seats it will ... Read more...

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UDF candidates list to be out in a few days: Chennithala


March 14th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) will finalise its candidates-list for the April 13 Kerala assembly polls in a few days, state Congress chief Ramesh ... 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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Chennithala, Muraleedharan likely to contest


March 9th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Ramesh Chennithala, the Congress president in Kerala, and K. Muraleedhran, a former state chief who rejoined the party recently, are likely to contest the ... 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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