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Kerala CPI-M in tight spot over murder probe


September 9th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 9 (IANS) The decision arrived at the CPI-M politburo meeting in New Delhi Sunday that there was no need for a CBI probe into the murder of ... Read more...

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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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Achuthanandan too wants CBI to probe former colleague’s murder


September 6th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 6 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan Thursday put his party, the Communist Party of India-Marxist, in a spot when he asked the state government 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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Nehru Boat Race enthralls thousands


August 11th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha, Aug 11 (IANS) There was not an inch of space on either bank of the Punnamada lake as thousands watched the 60th edition of the Nehru Boat ... 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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Finally, Chandy to shift to official residence (Kerala Newsletter)


June 16th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 16 (IANS) With the ruling Congress party winning the Neyattinkara by-poll Friday, Oommen Chandy is finally ready to shift to Cliff House -- the official residence of the ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan speaks out against party


June 1st, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 1 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan Friday again spoke out against his CPI-M and said it should not have gone to the court against the media ... 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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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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Achuthanandan versus Vijayan - and CPI-M? (Kerala Newsletter)


May 13th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (IANS) The feud between the Communist Party of India Marxist's (CPI-M) two tallest leaders in Kerala - V.S. Achuthanandan and Pinarayi Vijayan - appears to be headed ... Read more...

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Vijayan will meet Dange’s fate: Achuthanandan


May 12th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 12 (IANS) In stinging remarks, CPI-M veteran V.S. Achuthanandan warned Saturday that his rival Pinarayi Vijayan will soon meet the fate of the once iconic Indian Communist S.A. ... Read more...

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No compromise in probe into Left leader’s murder: Chandy


May 10th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 10 (IANS) There would be no compromises in the investigation into the brutal murder of former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader T.P. Chandrasekharan, Kerala Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Government pension scheme for Indians abroad


May 3rd, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, May 3 (IANS) The Indian government is promoting a new Pension and Life Insurance Fund (PILF) scheme in a bid to provide financial security to poor Indians working abroad.Indian ... Read more...

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Plan panel okays Rs.14,010 crore outlay for Kerala


April 20th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Planning Commission Friday approved the 2012-13 annual plan outlay of Rs.14,010 crore for Kerala.There is a substantial increase in the outlay for education, healthcare, ... Read more...

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Setback to Achuthanandan in land grab case


April 12th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, April 12 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan, a prime accused in a land grab case, suffered a setback Thursday when the Kerala High Court refused to quash ... Read more...

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Karat bats for Achuthanandan


April 10th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 10 (IANS) CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat Tuesday dismissed as baseless reports that former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan was "ousted" from the politburo.Karat said told the ... 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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Karat again elected CPI-M boss (Lead)


April 9th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 9 (IANS) Prakash Karat was Monday re-elected general secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), but the veteran V.S. Achuthanandan failed to make it to the ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan not in politburo, Buddhadeb in


April 9th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 9 (IANS) There were question marks over both. But while former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee retained his place in the CPI-M politburo, former Kerala chief ... Read more...

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Shooting row: Italian foreign minister to push for release of Marines


February 27th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Italy's foreign minister Giulio Maria Terzi di Sant' Agata begins a two-day visit to India Tuesday to push for a deal to resolve the diplomatic ... Read more...

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Senior journalist George Joseph passes away (Second Lead) (With Images)


February 27th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) George Joseph, political editor of IANS, died early Monday following cardiac arrest. He was 57.Joseph was rushed to Fortis Hospital in Noida early Sunday ... Read more...

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Italian ship owners agree to cooperate in probe: Kerala Police (Night Lead)


February 18th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 18 (IANS) The owners of an Italian ship, whose security crew shot dead two Indian fishermen, have agreed to cooperate with the inquiry, Kerala Police said Saturday.Speaking ... 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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Terminated Kochi Tuskers seek Kerala chief minister’s help


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 2 (IANS) The owners of Kochi Tuskers, the terminated Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, have sought help from Kerala chief Minister Oommen Chandy to revive the state's Twenty20 ... Read more...

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Farook remembered as leader who groomed others


January 27th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 27 (IANS) Kerala Governor M.O.H. Farook maintained cordial relations with his opponents and groomed many political leaders, Congress leaders in his home state of Puducherry said Friday, a ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan is ‘hollow’, says Chennithala


January 14th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 14 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister and Marxist leader V.S. Achuthanandan is a "hollow" man, state Congress president Ramesh Chennithala said Saturday."The recent vigilance case exposes him hollow. ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan offers to quit over land scam, party says no


January 13th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 13 (IANS) With the Communist Party of India-Marxist firmly behind him in a land transfer case, beleaguered former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan's offer to quit as ... Read more...

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I will deal with land transfer case: Achuthanandan


January 12th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala), Jan 12 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan, named as number one accused in a land transfer case by the vigilance department, Thursday said he will deal ... Read more...

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Chennithala takes potshots at CPI-M


January 10th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 10 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) faction led by former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan is being decimated, state Congress chief Ramesh Chennithala said Tuesday in ... Read more...

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Mullaperiyar Dam: Chandy briefs Tamil Nadu media


January 7th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 7 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday had a closed-door meeting on the Mullaperiyar Dam issue with an invited group of media persons from Tamil Nadu but ... 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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Plea on jailed Kerala ex-minister’s early release declined (Lead)


December 13th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday declined to entertain former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan's plea challenging the release of former state minister R. Balakrishna Pillai on ... Read more...

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Plea against Kerala politician’s early release declined


December 13th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday declined to entertain former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan's plea challenging the release of former state minister R. Balakrishna Pillai on ... Read more...

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Moves to defuse Mullaperiyar dispute


December 5th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai/Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 5 (IANS) Two Kerala ministers went on fast Monday, including one at Rajghat in New Delhi, to demand a resolution of the Mullaperiyar dam issue as ... Read more...

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