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Achuthanandan stopped on way to Kudankulam


September 18th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) Marxist leader V.S. Achuthanandan Tuesday left for Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu to protest against the nuclear project but was stopped by police on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu ... Read more...

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Former RSP general secretary K. Pankajakshan dead


August 28th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 28 (IANS) Former Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) general secretary and veteran Kerala politician K. Pankajakshan died at the Medical College hospital here Tuesday night, said family sources. He ... Read more...

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Kerala court stays Varkala poll cancellation order (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Tuesday suspended its earlier order cancelling the election to the Kerala assembly from Varkala constituency and gave a month to the ... Read more...

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Right to Service becomes law in Kerala


July 25th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 25 (IANS) With the Kerala assembly Wednesday passing the Right to Service Bill, 2012, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has kept his promise of making available services to the ... Read more...

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Chandy seeks PM’s help for educational loans


July 20th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who holds the finance portfolio, to direct commercial banks to sanction educational loans to ... Read more...

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Pranab secures 124 votes in Kerala


July 19th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance candidate in the presidential poll Pranab Mukherjee secured 124 out of the 139 votes polled Thursday in the Kerala Assembly.The strength of ... Read more...

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Don’t raise retirement age, Achuthanandan tells Kerala government


July 17th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 17 (IANS) Leader of opposition in the Kerala Assembly V.S. Achuthanandan Tuesday warned the government against raising the retirement age of its employees and starting a contributory pension ... Read more...

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Take up national role, Medha Patekar urges Achuthanandan


July 15th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 15 (IANS) Veteran Kerala CPI-M leader V.S. Achuthanandan who has been reportedly sidelined in his party has found support in social activist Medha Patekar, who wants him to ... Read more...

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Pranab to campaign in Kerala Wednesday


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 4 (IANS) UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee will arrive here Wednesday as part of his poll campaign and meet Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and other leaders.Mukherjee ... Read more...

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CPI-M expels senior leader in Kerala


June 24th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 24 (IANS) The Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI-M) in Kerala, which is going through turbulent times, Sunday expelled senior leader and former legislator Gopi Kottamurikal on grounds ... Read more...

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Vigilance quizzes Achuthanandan in land transfer case


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 23 (IANS) A team of vigilance department officials Saturday arrived at the official residence of former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan to quiz him on the controversial land ... Read more...

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Steps taken to tackle spread of fever in Kerala: Chandy


June 21st, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 21 (IANS) With Kerala assembly Speaker G. Karthikeyan too down with fever, which seems to be assuming gigantic proportions, the government has moved to ensure more than adequate ... Read more...

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Kerala to float NRK bonds for development projects


June 20th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 20 (IANS) Kerala's Minister for Non-Resident Keralite Affairs K.C. Joseph Wednesday informed the Kerala assembly that the state government is working out a plan to float a 'Pravasi ... Read more...

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Kerala seeks chartered flights from Middle East


June 19th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Tuesday that he favours chartered flights from the Middle East to clear the rush in the wake of cancellations by ... Read more...

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Selvaraj, now of Congress, writes himself into a record


June 18th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) R. Selvaraj, the Congress legislator who was elected in the Neyattinkara by-election, Monday wrote himself into the record books of the Kerala assembly by becoming the ... 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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Achuthanandan seeks Vijayan’s removal from CPI-M post


May 20th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 20 (IANS) Veteran Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader and former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan has asked the party's national leadership to remove his rival Pinarayi Vijayan ... Read more...

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Kerala EC wants photo-ID cards for local polls too


May 14th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) The Kerala State Election Commission (SEC) Monday decided to request the state government to amend the laws and make photo-ID cards mandatory for the electorate in ... Read more...

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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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Italy behind Italians, what about jailed Keralites abroad? (Kerala Newsletter)


March 31st, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 31 (IANS) Since February, three Italian ministers have come to express solidarity with two of their marines who are cooling their heels in a prison here after shooting ... Read more...

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Anup Jacob’s mother delighted at his by-poll win


March 21st, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 21 (IANS) With his victory in the Piravom by-election, Anup Jacob is following in the footsteps of his father and grandmother, who were also legislators in the Kerala ... Read more...

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Kerala legislators all set for pay hike


March 20th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 20 (IANS) A bill for increasing the pay and perks of legislators and pension of former members was presented Tuesday in the Kerala assembly by Chief Minister Oommen ... Read more...

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Kerala panel indicts Achuthanandan for favouring son


March 8th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 8 (IANS) A special seven-member committee of the Kerala assembly Thursday presented its report indicting V.S. Achuthanandan for flouting rules in getting his son V.A. Arun Kumar appointed ... Read more...

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Piravom by-election March 18, first acid test for UDF government


February 17th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 16 (IANS) With the Election Commission Thursday night announcing March 18 as date for the Piravom by-election it would be the first acid test for the Congress-led United ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan appears before panel over son’s appointment


February 14th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 14 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Kerala assembly V.S. Achuthanandan Tuesday appeared before a house committee probing if rules were flouted to appoint his son V.A. Arunkumar ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan will remain opposition leader: CPI-M


February 10th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 10 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthandan will remain the opposition leader in the Kerala assembly, Marxist leader Pinarayi Vijayan said Friday.Accusing the media of "propagating baseless ... Read more...

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CPI-M politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan asked to appear in court


December 19th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 19 (IANS) Kerala state secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist Pinarayi Vijayan, the seventh accused in the Rs.374 crore SNC Lavalin scam and currently on bail, was ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu house asserts rights over Mullaperiyar Dam


December 15th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu assembly Thursday unanimously passed a resolution that it would not relinquish its rights over the Mullaperiyar Dam based in Kerala under any circumstances. ... Read more...

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Kerala University cancels PhD registration of Achuthanandan’s son


December 13th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 13 (IANS) The Kerala University has decided to cancel the PhD registration of V.A. Arun Kumar, son of veteran CPI-M former chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan, an official said ... Read more...

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Kerala minister slams Jayalalithaa’s appeal on Mullaperiyar


December 10th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 10 (IANS) P.J. Joseph, Kerala water resources minister and crusader for a new dam at Mullaperiyar, Saturday termed as a distortion of facts Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. ... Read more...

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CPI-M politburo resolution on dam faulty, says Achuthanandan


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 2 (IANS) V.S. Achuthanandan, former Kerala chief minister and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader, Friday said a resolution passed by the party's politburo the day before on ... Read more...

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Mullaperiyar dam talks shift to Delhi


December 1st, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 1 (IANS) As Chief Minister Oommen Chandy arrives in Delhi Thursday to persuade Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to let Kerala build a new dam near the leaking ... Read more...

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Opposition will raise funds to build new dam: Achuthanandan


November 30th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Idukki (Kerala), Nov 30 (IANS) With a by-election to the Kerala assembly to be held soon, Leader of Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan Wednesday said his Left Democratic Front (LDF) will ... Read more...

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Left parties lack practical approach: Oommen Chandy


November 27th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Accusing the Left parties of lacking a "practical approach", Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said that the Left had made a mistake in trying ... Read more...

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Kerala High Court, assembly unhappy over petrol price hike


November 4th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 4 (IANS) The latest petrol price hike found mention Friday in the Kerala High Court as well as the Kerala assembly, with both expressing their displeasure over the ... Read more...

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