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2 days ago
Kerala Congress-Mani announces support to UDF candidate

Kottayam (Kerala), May 22 (IANS) The Congress-led UDF on Tuesday heaved a sigh of relief as 'estranged' former ally Kerala Congress-Mani announced support to Congress candidate in the May 28 Chengannur Assembly by-election. Our party decided to support the UDF candidate. We will make our stand clear at a public meeting at Chenagnnur on Thursday. The decision to support the UDF is for the...

13 days ago
Congress wants BJP candidate disqualified

New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Congress on Friday approached the Election Commission demanding the arrest and disqualification of BJP candidate B. Sriramulu in the Karnataka Assembly polls over a bribery allegation. On Thursday, the last day of campaigning for the May 12 elections, a video released purportedly showed Sriramulu and three other individuals are seen sitting with the son-in-la...

13 days ago
Congress wants BJP candidate disqualified

New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Congress on Friday approached the Election Commission demanding the arrest and disqualification of BJP candidate B. Sriramulu in the Karnataka Assembly polls over a bribery allegation. On Thursday, the last day of campaigning for the May 12 elections, a video released showed Sriramulu had bribed former Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan seeking an order...

13 days ago
CPI-M's Balakrishnan accused of obstructing murder case probe

Kannur (Kerala) May 11 (IANS) A senior IPS officer on Friday alleged that CPI-M state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan had asked him to end a probe into a 2006 murder case, when it went close to possibly pointing at Left workers as the accused. K.Radhakrishnan, who is currently awaiting posting, said this about the then Home Minister Balakrishnan in connection with the Thalassery Fazal mu...

14 days ago
Rahul slams Modi as Congress alleges Sriramulu bribed ex-CJI

Bengaluru/New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over allegation that BJP leader B. Sriramulu had bribed former Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan seeking an order favouring a mining company owned by G. Janardhan Reddy. The Congress party, which levelled the charge, also demanded a high level inquiry into the alleg...

18 days ago
Campaigning for Chengannur bypoll in Kerala hots up

Chengannur (Kerala) May 6 (IANS) Campaigning in the Chengannur Assembly constituency for the May 28 by-election has finally gathered steam as the ruling LDF, the opposition Congress-led UDF and the NDA led by the BJP are pulling out all stops to woo the voters. A cliff-hanger contest is expected since all three rival fronts have a strong base in the segment, a rarity in Kerala where most...

19 days ago
CPI-M leader's 'con' brother sent to judicial custody

Kozhikode (Kerala), May 5 (IANS) The brother of a senior CPI-M leader in Kerala on Saturday was remanded to judicial custody for two weeks, a day after after he was arrested following complaints of cheating against him, officials said. P. Sateeshan, brother of P. Sasi, former political secretary to the late three-time Chief Minister E.K. Nayanar, was arrested on Friday on charges of che...

20 days ago
CPI-M leader's brother arrested for cheating

Kannur (Kerala), May 4 (IANS) The brother of a senior leader of Kerala's ruling CPI-M was on Friday taken into custody after two women protested outside a police station demanding a case of cheating be registered against him. P. Satheeshan, brother of P. Sasi, the former political secretary to three-time Chief Minister E.K. Nayanar and now considered close to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vija...

21 days ago
UDF to be non-entity in Kerala: CPI-M

Thiruvananthapuram, May 3 (IANS) The CPI-M on Thursday said it will retain the Chengannur seat in the May 28 bypoll as it promised drubbing of the opposition, saying the Congress-led UDF will become a non-entity in Kerala politics. The Communist Party of India-Marxist candidate for Chengannur bypoll will not just retain the seat but will win with an increased margin, said party secretary...

27 days ago
Mani tries to drive wedge between CPI-M, CPI

Chengannur (Kerala), April 27 (IANS) Ahead of the crucial Chengannur bye-election, Kerala Congress (Mani) chief K.M. Mani on Friday tried to drive a wedge between the ruling Left allies, saying the CPI wants the CPI-M candidate to lose in the May 28 polls. The unexpected demise of sitting CPI-M legislator K.K. Ramachandran Nair in January 2016, has led to the bye-election, the date of wh...

1 month ago
Elevation of more Kerala leaders likely within CPI-M

Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 (IANS) With Kerala being the only CPI-M- ruled state in the country, senior state level leaders from there are most likely to be elevated to the Central Committee or even to the Politburo of the party during the five-day Congress to held in Hyderabad starting April 18. At present, the 91-member Central Committee of the Communist Party of India-Marxist has 15 ...

1 month ago
Kerala politicians caught off guard as SC cancels 180 MBBS admissions

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered cancellation of admissions of 180 third-year MBBS students in Kerala, leaving both the ruling and opposition political leadership red faced as the Assembly had unanimously passed a bill a day earlier to regularise the admissions. The Supreme Court verdict came on an appeal by the Medical Council of India a...

1 month ago
6.23 lakh household toilets constructed in Odisha in 2017-18

Bhubaneswar, April 2 (IANS) Over 6.23 lakh household toilets have been constructed in Odisha during 2017-18 fiscal, an official said on Monday. More than 6.23 lakh toilets in as many households have been constructed in the last financial year. Odisha has now reached 51 per cent of target level. Field action has been expedited to raise it to 56 per cent by April 10, Development Commission...

2 months ago
Media baron Veerendra Kumar elected to Rajya Sabha

Thiruvananthapuram, March 23 (IANS) Left Front-backed candidate M.P. Veerendra Kumar on Friday won the Rajya Sabha by-election from Kerala by securing a huge margin against Congress candidate Babu Prasad. Kumar, who resigned the seat in the Rajya Sabha after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar joined hands with the BJP, contested the seat after shifting from the Congress-led United Democra...

2 months ago
ED attaches Rs 52 crore worth of properties

Chennai, March 23 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorae (ED) on Friday said it has attached Rs 52 crore worth of properties belonging to granite companies in Tamil Nadu. According to ED, it has attached 284 immovable properties worth Rs 52 crore under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The properties belong to Om Sri Granites, Pallava Granite Industries and their partners...

2 months ago
Former Congress woman legislator joins CPI-M in Kerala

Chengannur (Kerala) March 20 (IANS) Ahead of the crucial Chengannur by-election, the ruling CPI-M, which is fighting to retain the seat, on Tuesday got a shot in the arm when former Congress leader Sobhana George, who represented the constituency from 1991 to 2005, joined the party The by-election became a necessity following the sudden demise of sitting Communist Party of India-Marxist ...

2 months ago
Multi-hazard early warning system for disaster management in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, March 16 (IANS) The Odisha government will develop an integrated multi-hazard early warning system for better disaster management which will improve the quality, prediction ability and response capacity of the Odisha Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) in dealing with natural disasters, an official said on Friday. This was discussed in a meeting held under the chairmanship...

2 months ago
Social media in Kerala rubs it into CPI-M for Tripura loss

Thiruvananthapuram, March 3 (IANS) In the wake of electoral drubbing for the CPI-M in Tripura Assembly elections, social media trolls in Kerala on Saturday were busy rubbing the poll loss into the Left party's wounds, since Kerala now is the only Indian state in CPI-M kitty. While Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Prakash Karat and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan came under...

2 months ago
ED attaches 158 properties valued at Rs 37.79 crore under PMLA in TN

Chennai, March 1 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said it has provisionally attached 158 properties valued at around Rs 37.79 crore under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). In a statement issued here, the ED said the properties belong to C. Periyakaruppan , K. Balakrishnan, P.T. Subiah and their family members running Kumar Granites and Kumar Exports in the...

2 months ago
Kodiyeri Balakrishnan gets second term as Kerala CPI-M state secretary

Thrissur (Kerala), Feb 25 (IANS) On expected lines, senior CPI-M politburo member Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Sunday was unanimously elected as the party's state secretary for a second three-year term. The election of the new secretary and its state committee is the last in the agenda of the 22nd State Party Conference that comes to a close with a massive public rally here on Sunday.

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