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Congress leaders in Kerala pay tributes to Indira Gandhi

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 19 (IANS) Congress leaders in Kerala on Sunday paid glowing tributes to late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her birth centenary. At a function held at the state Congress headquarters, two-time Chief Minister Oommen Chandy described Gandhi as a leader who led the party from the front and took it to new heights even though it was once written off by its rivals. ...

4 days ago
Kerala Police team treading cautiously on solar scam probe

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 16 (IANS) The police probe team, led by Director General of Police Rajesh Diwan, formed to further probe the Kerala solar scam has decided to not just base its investigation on a 2013 'letter' by main accused Saritha Nair who has made serious allegations of corruption and sexual exploitation against a number of Congress leaders. The police team held a first round ...

10 days ago
Solar Commission probe report prejudiced: Chandy

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 10 (IANS) Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday picked holes in the Solar Commission probe report and called it prejudiced. Chandy's remarks came a day after he was indicted on several charges of engaging in corruption and even sexual harassment in the Justice G. Sivarajan (retd) Solar Commission probe report. On Thursday, Kerala Chief Minis...

10 days ago
Solar scam report comes under fire, senior police official to conduct further probe

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 10 (IANS) Senior Congress legislator Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan and some others indicted by the solar probe report have criticised the Justice G. Sivarajan (Retd) panel over the manner of its probe, even as the Pinarayi Vijayan government on Friday appointed Director General of Police Rajesh Diwan to conduct further investigation in the 2013 scam. Diwan is expect...

10 days ago
Congress rejects solar scam report, says Chandy ready to face trial

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Congress on Thursday rejected the Solar Judicial Commission probe report which indicted former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and other Congress leaders and said they are ready to face any trial. We have always said that LDF came to power on completely false and baseless allegations. Mr. Chandy and all other leaders named therein are more than willing to face...

11 days ago
Solar probe report indicts Chandy, am innocent, he says

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 9 (IANS) Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday said he does not rule out foul play in preparation of the solar judicial probe report in which he has been indicted. The 1,000 page report was tabled at a special session of the state assembly. Chandy added that the final victory would be his when the case is finally disposed of. The report by...

11 days ago
Solar scam report tabled in Kerala assembly

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 9 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday tabled the full text of the Solar Judicial Commission probe report at a special session of the state assembly. Vijayan gave permission for live telecast on the day's proceedings. The more than 1,000-page report by Justice G. Sivarajan (retd) includes four volumes in English and one in Malayalam.

12 days ago
In Kerala, Left and Congress flay demonetisation, BJP heaps praise

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 8 (IANS) Kerala's main rival political fronts, the CPI-M-led Left and Congress-led UDF, on Wednesday for a change appeared to have a common agenda when they both slammed the Modi government over demonetisation, while the state unit of the BJP was in a buoyant mood. The two fronts did not hold a unified protest, and had organised separate protests. Chief M...

12 days ago
Vijayan government to table Solar commission report on Thursday

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 8 (IANS) The Pinarayi Vijayan-led Left government in Kerala is set to lay the Solar Judicial Commission probe report in the state assembly on Thursday, which could put the Congress in a tight spot as the report has criticised former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's office for alleged involvement in the scam. Never before in the history of the state has the tabling o...

13 days ago
Prayers to Lord Ganesha as rain cloud hovers over T20 decider

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 7 (IANS) The Pazhavangadi Ganapathy temple, in the heart of city, witnessed a good rush of devotees on Tuesday morning with many breaking coconuts with just one prayer in mind - that the rain gods should be benevolent. After all, the decider T20 between New Zealand and India is to be held at the brand new Greenfield Stadium here in the evening. For the past two da...

14 days ago
Vijayan goes slow on action against 'tainted' Kerala minister

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 6 (IANS) The CPI-M state secretariat meeting held here on Monday to discuss charges of usurping government land against state Transport Minister Thomas Chandy and suitable action against him turned out to be a damp squib, as it decided to wait for legal opinion. There was speculation that the secretariat, which Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is also part of, migh...

26 days ago
Protests affect work at Vizhinjam Port

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 25 (IANS) Work at Kerala's dream project - the Rs 7,525 crore Vizhinjam project, coming up near the famed tourist destination at Kovalam, has been hit with local populace protesting over the delay in compensation payments and the damage caused by berth piling works. On Wednesday, agitators stepped up their protests. According to the protesters, the promise...

1 month ago
Jayarajan may be back in Cabinet as Vijayan mulls makeover

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 20 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is all set to re-induct his former No.2 in the Cabinet E.P. Jayarajan and also effect a makeover of his team. The decision reportedly follows his criticism by some Cabinet colleagues over the manner in which he handled the solar scam report, and to counter that he is said to be all set for a Cabinet reshuffle.

1 month ago
Solar Scam: Kerala Assembly special session on Nov 9

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 19 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday headed a cabinet meeting that decided to call a special one-day Assembly session on November 9 to table the Solar Scam probe report. Cases were set to be registered against several Congress leaders including former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on the basis of the Solar Judicial Commission report. ...

1 month ago
Kerala opposition demands special assembly session to table solar report

Kozhikode (Kerala), Oct 18 (IANS) With Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan rejecting the demand for making public the report of the Justice G. Sivarajan Commission in the solar scam, the Congress-led UDF on Wednesday demanded that a special assembly session be called to table the report. The demand was made by chairman of the UDF and Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala while talki...

1 month ago
Chandy meets Rahul Gandhi in Delhi to discuss solar scam case

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 13 (IANS) Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who along with several senior Congress party leaders from the state is facing the heat in the solar scam case, met party Vice President Rahul Gandhi in Delhi to discuss the issue. Chandy expressed happiness after the over hour-long meeting with the Congress Vice President. He (Gandhi) first me...

1 month ago
Congress high command asks Kerala leaders to keep mum on 'solar scam'

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 12 (IANS) The Congress high command on Thursday directed its party workers in Kerala not to make any public utterances on the solar scam, a day after the Pinarayi Vijayan government decided to initiate a criminal and vigilance probe against former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and others in the Rs 7 million case. The party high command has asked its senior leaders ...

1 month ago
Over 70% polling in Kerala's Vengara assembly bypoll

Malappuram (Kerala), Oct 11 (IANS) Over 70 per cent turnout was recorded in polling at the Vengara assembly by-election here on Wednesday, officials said. The turnout was brisk right from the time polling began at 7 a.m and according to the Chief Electoral Officer, the final turnout at the close of voting at 6 p.m. was 71.2 per cent - crossing the the 70.7 per cent turnout in the 2016 as...

1 month ago
Solar Scam: Probe ordered against Chandy, others; Congress says 'witch-hunt'

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 11 (IANS) The Kerala government on Wednesday decided to initiate a criminal and vigilance probe against former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and several others in what is known as the Rs 7 million Solar Scam case. Besides Chandy, the probe would also investigate his former cabinet colleagues, a former Union Minister, legislators, other Congress leaders and then sen...

1 month ago
Probe ordered against Chandy, others in Solar Scam

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 11 (IANS) The Kerala government on Wednesday decided to initiate a criminal and vigilance probe against former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and several others in what is known as the Rs 7 million Solar Scam case. Besides Chandy, the probe would also investigate his former cabinet colleagues, a former Union Minister, legislators, other Congress leaders and then sen...

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