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Two CPI-M workers held for Congressman's murder in Kerala

Kannur (Kerala), Feb 18 (IANS) Two CPI-M workers have been taken into custody for the brutal murder of a Youth Congress worker near here around a week ago, police said on Sunday. Accused Akash and Rijin Raj are also allegedly involved in another murder. However, the opposition Congress said the two accused were not the real culprits while the Bharatiya Janata Party demanded a CBI...

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Congress questions financial settlement of CPI-M leader's son's Dubai deal

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 16 (IANS) The Congress in Kerala on Friday termed the reported settlement in Dubai of a controversial financial deal involving Left leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's son as mysterious. Following the settlement, Binoy Balakrishnan, the elder son of the Secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist Kerala State Committee, the travel ban on him will be lifted.

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Can't have talks with countries training guns at us: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Without naming Pakistan, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that talks cannot be held with countries that have trained their guns at India. We are open to conflicting views but we are not so open to senseless violence and irrational terrorism, Naidu said while releasing here a set of five books on Indian foreign policy published by think tank India...

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Kerala CPI-M leader's son says financial deal with Dubai firm is 'clear'

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 15 (IANS) In relief to Kerala CPI-M state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, his son Binoy Balakrishan on Thursday told the media here that his financial dealings with a Middle East resident are in the clear. Trouble started for Binoy and Kodiyeri when a three-page letter dated January 5 from H.I.A. Al Marzooqi, sponsor of a Dubai-based company, was made available l...

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Bar owner accuses CPI-M of not fulfilling promises, Chandy cries conspiracy

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 13 (IANS) Whistle-blower bar owner Biju Ramesh, whose charges of corruption led to the voting out of Congress-led UDF in Kerala over the 'bar scam', on Tuesday accused the ruling CPI-M of cheating and not fulfilling the promise to reopen closed bars once it came to power. Ramesh, who owned nine bars when the scam came to light in 2014, said the CPI-M State Secreta...

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Kerala 'bar scam' whistleblower accuses CPI-M of 'cheating'

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 13 (IANS) Whistle-blower bar owner Biju Ramesh, whose allegation about corruption led to the Congress-led UDF being voted out over the 'bar scam' that came to fore in 2014, on Tuesday accused the ruling CPI-M of cheating and not fulfilling the promise of reopening closed down bars. Ramesh, who owned nine bars when the scam was unearthed, said the CPI-M State Secre...

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IIT-Delhi, Indiana University collaborate to help visually impaired

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) A three-year collaborative research by IIT-Delhi and Indiana University in the US has led the team to new technologies and cognitive strategies that could improve the lives of the blind and visually impaired (BVI). The collaboration has resulted in research for the development of a novel new design approach to tactile graphics. Tactile graphics -- someti...

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Let politburo speak on Kodiyari's son's case, says CPI-M's Bengal unit

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 9 (IANS) Contrary to the stand taken so far by CPI-M's Kerala unit, the party's West Bengal unit has demanded a statement from the party politburo on a financial dealings involving Kerala State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's son. The Communist Party of India-Marxist's Bengal unit also wants a politburo statement after party General Secretary Sitaram Yechury cam...

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Kerala Minister defends beleaguered CPI-M secretary

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 8 (IANS) Kerala Minister Kadakampally Surendran on Thursday defended CPI-M state Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, whose two sons have been caught in alleged financial frauds in Dubai, as hectic parleys are on to settle the financial deals. With the upcoming Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) state conference to be chaired by Balakrishnan, state Tourism and D...

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Congress seeks Kerala CPI-M leader's ouster from politburo

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 7 (IANS) With the legal noose tightening around Kerala CPI-M secretary and politburo member Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's elder son in an alleged financial fraud committed by him in the UAE, the Congress on Wednesday demanded that Balakrishnan be ousted from the politburo. Senior Congress leader and member of the high power committee of the party in Kerala, Benny Behana...

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Kerala HC vacates media gag order on reporting Arab national's presser

Kochi, Feb 6 (IANS) Acting on a plea by a leading media house, the Kerala High Court on Tuesday stayed a lower court order to an Arab businessman not to hold a press meet on his financial dispute with legislator Vijayan Pillai's son and also the media to not report it. Malayala Manorama had approached the High Court after a Kollam district court on Saturday pronounced the gag order on a ...

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Ruckus in Kerala Assembly over fraud allegations against CPI-M state secretary's son

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 6 (IANS) Chaos reigned in the Kerala Assembly on Tuesday, marked by noisy scenes and cat calls as the treasury and opposition benches clashed over the issue of Kerala CPI-M state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's elder son Binoy Balakrishnan, who is caught in fraud allegations involving a Dubai firm. Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan put up a request not to move leave f...

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Congress, BJP ask Left leader to quit after son's Dubai legal trouble

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 5 (IANS) In the wake of Kerala CPI-M State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's elder son Binoy Balakrishnan's legal troubles in Dubai, the state units of the opposition Congress and the BJP asked the veteran politician to quit public life. On Monday, the CPI-M veteran's son Bineesh Kodiyeri told the media here that there is a ban on Binoy to travel out of Dubai. He ...

12 days ago
Congress, BJP ask Left leader to quit after son's Dubai legal trouble

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 5 (IANS) In the wake of Kerala CPI-M State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's elder son Binoy Balakrishnan's legal troubles in Dubai, the state units of the opposition Congress and the BJP asked the veteran politician to quit public life. On Monday, the CPI-M veteran's son Bineesh Kodiyeri told the media here that there is a ban on Binoy to travel out of Dubai. He ...

12 days ago
Congress, BJP ask Left leader to quit after son's Dubai legal trouble

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 5 (IANS) In the wake of Kerala CPI-M State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's elder son Binoy Balakrishnan's legal troubles in Dubai, the state units of the opposition Congress and the BJP asked the veteran politician to quit public life. On Monday, the CPI-M veteran's son Bineesh Kodiyeri told the media here that there is a ban on Binoy to travel out of Dubai. He ...

12 days ago
Congress, BJP ask Left leader to quit after son's Dubai legal trouble

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 5 (IANS) In the wake of Kerala CPI-M State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's elder son Binoy Balakrishnan's legal troubles in Dubai, the state units of the opposition Congress and the BJP asked the veteran politician to quit public life. On Monday, the CPI-M veteran's son Bineesh Kodiyeri told the media here that there is a ban on Binoy to travel out of Dubai. He ...

12 days ago
Congress, BJP ask Left leader to quit after son's Dubai legal trouble

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 5 (IANS) In the wake of Kerala CPI-M State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's elder son Binoy Balakrishnan's legal troubles in Dubai, the state units of the opposition Congress and the BJP asked the veteran politician to quit public life. On Monday, the CPI-M veteran's son Bineesh Kodiyeri told the media here that there is a ban on Binoy to travel out of Dubai. He ...

12 days ago
Congress, BJP ask Left leader to quit after son's Dubai legal trouble

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 5 (IANS) In the wake of Kerala CPI-M State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's elder son Binoy Balakrishnan's legal troubles in Dubai, the state units of the opposition Congress and the BJP asked the veteran politician to quit public life. On Monday, the CPI-M veteran's son Bineesh Kodiyeri told the media here that there is a ban on Binoy to travel out of Dubai. He ...

12 days ago
Congress, BJP ask Left leader to quit after son's Dubai legal trouble

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 5 (IANS) In the wake of Kerala CPI-M State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's elder son Binoy Balakrishnan's legal troubles in Dubai, the state units of the opposition Congress and the BJP asked the veteran politician to quit public life. On Monday, the CPI-M veteran's son Bineesh Kodiyeri told the media here that there is a ban on Binoy to travel out of Dubai. He ...

12 days ago
Congress, BJP ask Left leader to quit after son's Dubai legal trouble

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 5 (IANS) In the wake of Kerala CPI-M State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's elder son Binoy Balakrishnan's legal troubles in Dubai, the state units of the opposition Congress and the BJP asked the veteran politician to quit public life. On Monday, the CPI-M veteran's son Bineesh Kodiyeri told the media here that there is a ban on Binoy to travel out of Dubai. He ...

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