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Tension within the ranks haunt UDF and LDF too (Kerala Newsletter)


August 17th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) Oommen Chandy vs Ramesh Chennithala; V.S. Achuthanandan vs Pinayari Vijayan. The more things change, the more they remain the same in Kerala politics, with an uneasy ... Read more...

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‘Some minister’s personal staff run Kerala government


July 29th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (IANS) A Congress legislator Sunday sharply criticised the party led-United Democratic Front government of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, saying some ministries were being run by the personal ... Read more...

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Malayalam film industry mourns Rajesh Khanna’s death


July 18th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 18 (IANS) The Malayalam film industry mourned the death of Bollywood's first superstar Rajesh Khanna who passed away Wednesday in Mumbai after prolonged illness.Mourning the death of ... 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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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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Three CPI-M workers held for Kerala leader’s murder


May 17th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, May 17 (IANS) Three Communist Party of India-Marxist members were arrested Thursday for their involvement in the murder of former party leader T.P. Chandrasekharan, Kerala Police said. With this, ... Read more...

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Kerala politician’s killers identified: Police


May 9th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 9 (IANS) Kerala Police Wednesday said they had identified the killers of former Communist leader T.P. Chandrasekharan and the state Congress asked the government to expose the conspirators ... Read more...

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Former CPI-M leader killed in Kerala (Lead)


May 5th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, May 5 (IANS) The Kerala Police Saturday took into custody half-a-dozen suspects who are believed to be involved in the brutal murder of a former firebrand leader of the ... 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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Congress to field ex-CPI-M legislator in Kerala by-poll


April 25th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 25 (IANS) R. Selvaraj, a two-time Kerala CPI-M legislator who quit the party last month, will contest the June 2 by-election to the Neyattinkara assembly constituency as ... Read more...

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Kerala UDF constituencts call truce


April 22nd, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, April 22 (IANS) A ceasefire of sorts has been declared between the two bickering constituents of the ruling United Democratic front (UDF) in Kerala - the Indian Union Muslim ... Read more...

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Kerala minister’s father ‘unsure’ of compromise talks


April 19th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 (IANS) The standoff between state Forest and Sports Minister K.B. Ganesh Kumar and his father, veteran politician and Kerala Congress (B) chairman R. Balakrishna Pillai, continued to ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan faces flak for remarks on ex-CPI-M woman leader


March 11th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, March 11 (IANS) Kerala's Leader of Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan Sunday landed in controversy with politicians from across the spectrum condemning his remarks against a former CPI-M leader Sindhu Joy, ... 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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Summons for 210 people for phoning Kerala convict (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 6 (IANS) A Kerala court here Tuesday directed that summons be served on 210 people, including politicians and policemen, for allegedly making phone calls to Kerala Congress chief ... Read more...

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NSS supremo P.K.Narayana Panicker dead


February 29th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Changnacherry (Kerala) Feb 29 (IANS) P.K. Narayana Panicker, considered to be one of the leading lights of the Nair Service Society (NSS), the social organisation of the Kerala's Nair ... Read more...

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Congress attacks CPI-M for using Christ portrait


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 3 (IANS) The state unit of the Congress party has condemned the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) for using a Jesus Christ portrait at an exhibition here ... 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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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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Kerala, Tamil Nadu officials to discuss Mullaperiyar dam


December 5th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 5 (IANS) In a sign of a way forward out of the impasse over the Mullaperiyar dam issue, Kerala and Tamil Nadu officials are to meet on ... Read more...

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Congress in a huddle over FDI war with opposition


November 30th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Top leaders of the Congress, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party president Sonia Gandhi, met here Wednesday to discuss how to resolve the ... Read more...

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Congress core group meets over parliament logjam


November 30th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Top leaders of the Congress, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party president Sonia Gandhi, are meeting here Wednesday to discuss the government's decision ... Read more...

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Congress points to Marxist-BJP ‘unholy alliance’ in Kerala


November 15th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 15 (IANS) The Congress in Kerala Tuesday alleged there is a strong, secret alliance between the state units of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and the ... Read more...

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Sonia meeting visitors, party leaders


September 22nd, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi, recuperating after a surgery Aug 4 for an undisclosed illness, has began meeting individual visitors and party leaders, Congress ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan flayed for ’smuggler’ slur against ex-royal


August 22nd, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) Social groups and political leaders Monday criticised Kerala opposition leader V.S. Achuthanandan for alleging that the head of the erstwhile royal family of Travancore smuggled jewels ... Read more...

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Congress to revamp Kerala unit


June 8th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 8 (IANS) The executive committee of the Congress in Kerala Wednesday decided to go for a total revamp of the party organisation in the state before August, a ... Read more...

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Keep the flock together, Sonia Gandhi tells Kerala leaders


May 25th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi has asked the party unit in Kerala and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to keep the party legislators together in view ... Read more...

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High court orders CBI probe into Kerala lottery scam (Lead)


May 24th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, May 24 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Tuesday gave its nod for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into an alleged multi-crore-rupee lottery scam in the state.There are ... Read more...

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New Kerala minister Jayalekshmi creates history


May 23rd, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 23 (IANS) It was only her fourth visit to Kerala's capital city -- but P.K. Jayalekshmi created history Monday by becoming the state's first ever minister from the ... Read more...

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Chandy’s boat sails in troubled waters (News Analysis)


May 23rd, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 23 (IANS) It has not been smooth sailing into power for Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, 67. The ruling United Democratic Front's (UDF) poll majority is wafer thin, ... Read more...

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Kerala may get a tribal woman minister


May 19th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 18 (IANS) Kerala will get its first tribal minister, a woman, if Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who is leaving for New Delhi Thursday, gets the high command's ... Read more...

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Chandy to be sworn-in Kerala chief minister Wednesday (Second Lead)


May 15th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 15 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader Oommen Chandy will be sworn-in as Kerala's 21st chief minister Wednesday, a party official said here Sunday.The swearing-in of the rest of ... 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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Chandy likely to be next Kerala chief minister


May 15th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 15 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader Oommen Chandy is tipped to become the 21st chief minister of Kerala as the 38-member Congress legislature party meets Sunday to choose a ... Read more...

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UDF scrapes through in Kerala, LDF a close second (Lead)


May 13th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (IANS) The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) just about scraped through to victory in Kerala Friday, with the Left Democratic Front (LDF) putting up a valiant fight ... Read more...

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