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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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Congress wins Kerala bypoll (Second Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 15 (IANS) The Congress Friday won the Neyattinkara by-election in Kerala, with the Congress' R. Selvaraj, who was trailing third as counting began stealing a march over ... Read more...

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Kerala shuts down to protest petrol price hike


May 24th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) A statewide shutdown was called by the Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here Thursday to protest the huge hike in ... Read more...

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Chandy pats himself after one year, critics fume (One year of Oommen Chandy)


May 17th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 17 (IANS) After holding office for a year, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is patting himself on the back. But critics are not impressed.With the Congress-led United Democratic ... Read more...

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No problems in alliance, all united: UDF


May 1st, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 1 (IANS) Kerala's ruling United Democratic Front Tuesday denied any problem in its ranks, and termed Communist Party of India-Marxist's willingness to welcome back parties which quit the ... Read more...

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Neyattinkara to go to polls June 2


April 24th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 (IANS) The Election Commission Tuesday announced June 2 as the date for the by-election to Kerala's Neyattinkara assembly constituency.The last date for filing of nomination is ... Read more...

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4 Left legislators willing to cross over: Kerala UDF leader


April 23rd, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, April 23 (IANS) Kerala government chief whip and veteran United Democratic Front (UDF) legislator P.C.George Monday alleged that four legislators from the CPI-M-led opposition are ready to cross over ... Read more...

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UDF wins Kerala by-election (Lead)


March 21st, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 21 (IANS) Kerala's ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) Wednesday won the Piravom by-election with Anup Jacob defeating his Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) rival by more than 12,000 ... Read more...

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CPI-M Kerala unit to meet to map its future


February 6th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 6 (IANS) The Kerala committee of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) meets here for four days from Tuesday, with its two top state leaders still at loggerheads.Former ... 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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LDF on warpath against Chandy


October 5th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 5 (IANS) Kerala's Left Democratic Front (LDF) Wednesday stepped up its campaign against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, demanding a judicial probe into how jailed ruling front leader R. ... 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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Kerala budget’s focus is on infrastructure, development


July 8th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 8 (IANS) Kerala's annual budget for 2011-12, the first since the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) came to power in April elections to the state assembly, Friday emphasises ... Read more...

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Kerala LDF opposes sanction to new CBSE schools


June 20th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 20 (IANS) The opposition Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala has given an open call to protest the new United Democratic Front (UDF) government's decision to give sanction ... Read more...

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Chennithala supports Chandy for Kerala chief minister


May 15th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 15 (IANS) The Congress party in Kerala Sunday averted what would have been a leadership crisis when state chief Ramesh Chennithala said he was not a candidate for ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan resigns, asks new government to keep tainted out (Lead)


May 14th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) A day after the Left Democratic Front led by him lost the assembly elections, V.S. Achuthanandan resigned as Kerala chief minister Saturday. Addressing the media ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan resigns, Congress introspective (Lead)


May 14th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) A day after the Left Democratic Front led by him lost the assembly polls, V.S. Achuthanandan Saturday resigned as the Kerala chief minister while the Congress-led ... Read more...

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TV channels got it right on Bengal poll outcome


May 13th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Television channels got a reason to cheer Friday with their poll surveys getting it right on Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress ending the 34-year Left ... Read more...

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Mamata, Jaya crush Left, DMK; Congress sweeps Assam (Night Roundup)


May 13th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India was poised to get two more women chief ministers as Mamata Banerjee's tsunami destroyed 34 years of Left rule in West Bengal while ... Read more...

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Some prominent winners


May 13th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Some of the prominent candidates who emerged victorious Friday in the 2011 assembly elections.- Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achutanandan (LDF) won from the Malampuzha constituency ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan factor helped Left in Kerala: Congress


May 13th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Congress Friday said its less than expected performance in Kerala, where it managed a wafer-thin majority, was due to Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan: Stalinist, but a man of the masses


May 13th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (IANS) He was never the darling of party bosses. But down-to-earth Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan, who began life working in a small textile shop, was the only ... Read more...

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Left accepts defeat in West Bengal, Kerala (Second Lead)


May 13th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday accepted defeat in West Bengal, where a Trinamool Congress wave crushed it, and in Kerala, where it narrowly ... Read more...

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Air of defeat sets in at CPI-M Delhi office


May 13th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) As the 34-year uninterrupted rule of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) led Left Front in West Bengal nears its end, the party office in ... Read more...

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Trinamool, AIADMK poised to win, Left fights in Kerala


May 13th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Boisterous celebrations erupted in Kolkata and Chennai Friday as the Trinamool Congress and the AIADMK-led alliance were headed for stunning wins in West Bengal ... Read more...

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Change in Bengal, close fight in Kerala, Tamil Nadu: Exit polls


May 10th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Election surveys by three television channels Tuesday gave a unanimous clean sweep for Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, predicting the end of ... Read more...

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Surveys predict UDF win in Kerala


May 10th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 10 (IANS) The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) is set to oust the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala, three election surveys said Tuesday.The Congress-backed Jai Hind ... Read more...

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Left to continue protests till endosulfan is banned


May 2nd, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 2 (IANS) The ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala Monday evening decided to continue its protests against endosulfan and pressure the central government to ensure ... Read more...

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Kerala’s Left Front calls shutdown for endosulphan ban


April 26th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 26 (IANS) Kerala's ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) has called for a state-wide shutdown Friday to protest the central government's stand not to clamp a ban on ... Read more...

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Good polling trend builds momentum for Bengal: Congress


April 13th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Congress said Wednesday that the trends in polling for assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry were encouraging for the party and will ... Read more...

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Millions vote for new assembly in Kerala, Tamil Nadu (Afternoon Lead)


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram/Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Millions in the politically crucial southern states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu as well as the union territory of Puducherry Wednesday queued up at polling booths ... Read more...

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Enthusiastic voting in Kerala elections (Third Lead)


April 13th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 13 (IANS) Polling proceeded briskly and peacefully in Kerala Wednesday with more than 30 percent turnout in the first four hours of voting. Both the ruling Left Democratic ... Read more...

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Polling proceeds smoothly in Kerala (Second Lead)


April 13th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 13 (IANS) Moderate to lengthy queues were seen outside most of Kerala's 20,758 polling booths Wednesday as voting for the assembly elections gathered pace.Election officials said 4.5 ... Read more...

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Polling under way in Kerala (Lead)


April 13th, 2011 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 13 (IANS) Voting is under way across Kerala to elect a 140-member assembly.Moderate to lengthy queues were seen in almost all the polling booths and 4.5 percent of ... Read more...

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Voting begins in Kerala


April 13th, 2011 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 13 (IANS) Voting began across Kerala at 8 a.m. Wednesday to elect a 140-member assembly.About 22 million people are eligible to vote and there are 971 candidates in ... Read more...

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