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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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Indian business delegation to visit Indonesia


April 22nd, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) Buoyed by bilateral trade between Indonesia and India touching a record $20 billion and increasing at a steady pace, an Indian business delegation will visit the ... Read more...

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Many biofuels less sustainable than petrol: Experts


April 4th, 2012 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, April 3 (IANS) Many biofuels are less sustainable than petrol and diesel, Dutch think tank CE Delft said Tuesday."If you take into account the land use, CO2-emissions and ... 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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Supreme Court rejects Kerala oil import probe plea (Lead)


January 4th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday dismissed a plea seeking monitoring by the Kerala High Court of the probe into the 1991 palm oil import case and ... Read more...

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Britannia may go for 6 percent overall price hike


December 17th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Britannia Industries, India's largest biscuits and bakery company, Saturday indicated that it may raise prices of its products due to soaring distribution and raw materials costs, ... 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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Palmoline case: Kerala government not averse to re-probe


October 18th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Kerala government informed the state high court Tuesday that it was not averse to a re-probe of the 1992 palm oil import case.This was in ... Read more...

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Bio-fuel not at cost of food security: FAO


October 4th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Oct 3 (IANS) The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Monday stressed that the need of bio-fuel should not be at the sacrifice of food security as the world should ... 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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Kerala assembly session begins Monday


September 25th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 25 (IANS) On the eve of second session of the new Kerala assembly that begins here Monday, both the ruling Congress-led United Democatic Front and the Communist Party ... Read more...

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ASEAN markets more accessible to Indian companies: FICCI


September 25th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Free trade agreement (FTA) with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has increased market access for Indian companies, a survey by the Federation of Indian ... 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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Positives outnumber negatives in 100 days: Chandy regime


September 12th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 12 (IANS) Rice at Rs.1 per kg to BPL families, three lakh ration cards issued, 24/7 access... Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy's office says the Congress-led government has ... 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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After roses, Bangalore firm to grow foodcrops in Ethiopia


August 31st, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Aug 31 (IANS) After making Ethiopia among the top sources globally for cut roses, a Bangalore-based company now plans to plant over 20,000 hectares of land there, almost ... 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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Indonesia expects to double trade with India


July 12th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) Bilateral trade between India and Indonesia will double by 2015 to reach $25 billion, the country's ambassador to India said Tuesday.Addressing an interactive session at the ... Read more...

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Natural vitamin E protects brain cells after stroke


July 6th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) A natural form of Vitamin E called alpha-tocotrienol can activate mechanisms that clear toxins from nerve cells, preventing their death following a stroke. This process is ... Read more...

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Media termed me guilty, Thomas tells Supreme Court (Lead)


May 11th, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Controversial former central vigilance commissioner (CVC) P.J. Thomas Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking a CBI probe into the "distorted reporting" by the media of ... Read more...

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P.J. Thomas appeals to Supreme Court


May 10th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Controversial former central vigilance commissioner (CVC) P.J. Thomas Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking a CBI probe into the "distorted reporting of the court proceedings" ... Read more...

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Sidelined, former accountant general seeks CBI probe


May 8th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 8 (IANS) Armed with documents revealed through the Right to Information (RTI), former accountant general of Kerala James Joseph has sought a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) ... Read more...

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Forbes names Baidu founder Robin Li Chinese mainland’s richest


April 29th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 29 (ANI): Robin Li, CEO of China's top domestic search engine Baidu, has been named as the richest man among 115 billionaires in the mainland area by the Forbes magazine, ... Read more...

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Congress in poll mode in Kerala, plays ‘rice’ politics


March 25th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, March 25 (IANS) Kerala's Congress Friday readied itself for the electoral battle ahead, finalising seat sharing arrangements with other partners in the United Democratic Front (UDF) and releasing its ... Read more...

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CVC appointment made on basis of documents: Chavan


March 22nd, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Tuesday said the appointment of P.J. Thomas as chief vigilance commissioner (CVC) was made on the basis of documents received ... Read more...

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Maharashtra assembly adjourned over CVC fiasco


March 15th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) Both houses of the Maharashtra legislature were adjourned for the day Tuesday after the opposition created ruckus over the appointment of P.J. Thomas as central ... 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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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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Congress core committee meets on CVC issue


March 3rd, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) With the opposition targeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the wake of the apex court quashing the appointment of P.J. Thomas as Chief Vigilance ... Read more...

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Government in spot as apex court strikes down CVC appointment (Roundup)


March 3rd, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday struck down the appointment of P.J. Thomas as head of India's top anti-corruption watchdog, pushing the government deeper into crisis ... Read more...

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Chidambaram should quit after court verdict: Achuthanandan


March 3rd, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 3 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Thursday asked Home Minister P. Chidambaram to quit after the apex court quashed the appointment of Central Vigilance Commissioner and ... Read more...

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