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Chandy expects Left’s cooperation at ‘Emerging Kerala’ meet


September 10th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 10 (IANS) With just two days left for the staging of 'Emerging Kerala' - a programme to showcase Kerala to the world, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is ... Read more...

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Toll in Kerala tanker explosion rises to 14


September 1st, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala) Sep 1 (IANS) The toll in the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanker explosion here went up to 14 Saturday.Authorities estimate the losses at Rs.5 crore in the explosion ... Read more...

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Crack of dawn start for Chandy, ministers


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) It was an early start to the day for Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and five of his ministers who reached office at 5 a.m. Tuesday ... Read more...

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Kerala CPI-M leader held for murder, party calls shutdown (Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 1 (IANS) Kerala CPI-M leader P. Jayarajan was Wednesday arrested and jailed in connection with the murder of Indian Union Muslim League worker Abdul Shukoor in February. His ... Read more...

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CPI-M demands case, probe against Congress MP


June 30th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 30 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan Saturday asked the Kerala government to register a case and begin an enquiry against Congress Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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Kerala CPI-M facing tough times (Letter from Kerala)


June 30th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 30 (IANS) With the Kerala Police closing in on over a dozen top leaders of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in different murder cases, the party in ... 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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Crucial five day Kerala CPI-M party meeting starts Sunday


June 16th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 16 (IANS) The five-day meet of the Kerala unit of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) starts here Sunday.Five politburo members, including party general secretary Prakash Karat, will ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan visits home of murdered Marxist


June 2nd, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, June 2 (IANS) Opposition leader V.S. Achuthanandan Saturday visited the home of former CPI-M leader T.P. Chandrasekharan, whose murder has been blamed on his own party.As news of unannounced ... Read more...

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CPI-M pulls up leader for murder claims


May 27th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) The CPI-M Sunday pulled up a Kerala state leader for claiming that his party had physically annihilated foes.Communist Party of India-Marxist state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan said ... Read more...

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CPI-M jittery as police dig deeper into murder case (Kerala Newsletter)


May 26th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, May 26 (IANS) The CPI-M top brass in Kerala is getting nervous with the police closing in on the party's lower and middle-level leaders in the murder case of ... Read more...

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CPI-M getting jittery over Kerala murder probe: Congress


May 21st, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) With names of some Communist Party of India-Marxist activists surfacing in the murder of their former party colleague T.P. Chandrasekharan, the Congress, which heads the ruling ... 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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Murder of ex-party colleague comes to haunt Kerala CPI-M (News Analysis)


May 20th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI M), which raises a lot of hue and cry over the killings of its cadres in West Bengal, is ... 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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CPI-M not involved in former leader’s murder: Achuthanandan


May 7th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 7 (IANS) Kerala's Leader of Opposition and Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI-M) veteran V.S. Achuthanandan Monday denied his party's involvement in the murder of a former party ... 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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Kerala CPI-M legislator resigns


March 9th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 9 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader R. Selvaraj Friday resigned as legislator, taking the party top brass by surprise and fuelling speculation that he was hand ... Read more...

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Communists in Kerala squabble like never before (Kerala Newsletter)


February 12th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 12 (IANS) Forget Left unity, the two Communist parties in Kerala have been at each other's throats for a while now. It has reached a crescendo with ... Read more...

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CPI-M aims to vibe more with sympathisers, minorities


February 11th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 11 (IANS) Pinarayi Vijayan, who created a record of sorts by getting elected as the state secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for the fifth consecutive ... 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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Another Jesus row hits CPI-M


February 5th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 5 (IANS) Kerala's Marxists are in trouble again -- this time over a look alike picture of Jesus Christ's The Last Supper.The Congress has hit out at ... 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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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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Row breaks out over Kochi Metro Rail project


January 2nd, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 2 (IANS) While the final clearance for the much talked about Kochi Metro Rail from the centre is yet awaited, a row has broken out overr the Kerala ... Read more...

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208-km human chain formed in Kerala to demand new dam


December 8th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 8 (IANS) A human chain stretching over 208 km and across two districts of Kerala was formed Thursday to press the state's demand for a new dam to ... Read more...

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CPI-M to appeal sentencing of leader for contempt


November 10th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 10 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist's (CPI-M) Kerala unit Thursday decided to go in appeal in the apex court after its leader M.V. Jayarajan was Tuesday sentenced ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan, Pinarayi tensions under scanner again (Letter from Kerala)


October 27th, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 27 (IANS) With the Communist Party of India-Marxist's (CPI-M's) Kerala unit holding its once in three years conference in February, attention has once again swivelled to the tensions ... 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 temple’s riches state assets: CPI-M


September 19th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday said the treasure found in the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple here is the property of the state and a state-run ... Read more...

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Keralites hapless, angry over yet another shutdown


September 19th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) Monday saw yet another statewide shutdown in Kerala, India's most literate state, and as usual educational institutions, offices, shops were all closed, leading to widespread ... Read more...

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I have nothing to worry on WikiLeaks, says Chandy


September 2nd, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 1 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday admitted meeting a group of US officials in 2008, but asserted that if there was a WikiLeaks expose on it, ... Read more...

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CPI-M says it’s not against US, just its policies


August 31st, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala), Aug 31 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) is not against the US or its people but against its policies, the CPI-M leadership said Wednesday.Party general secretary ... Read more...

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Ex-Kerala minister admits meeting US officials


August 30th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 30 (IANS) Former Kerala finance minister and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Thomas Isaac Tuesday admitted meeting US officials in 2008 but denied that it was an ... Read more...

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Don’t change our pro-people policies, CPI-M warns Chandy


May 19th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 19 (IANS) A day after the Oommen Chandy-led government took over, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leaders attacked it Thursday on various issues and warned that "the pro-people ... Read more...

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