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CPI-M councillor held for attacking BJP headquarters

Thiruvananthapuram, July 28 (IANS) Kerala Police on Friday arrested CPI-M councillor I.P. Binu and three others for attacking the state BJP headquarters here. Binu, before he was taken into custody, was suspended by the Communist Party of India-Marxist for the Thursday night attack. CCTV visuals show Binu arriving at the Bharatiya Janata Party office around 1.20 a.m. with a baseb...

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BJP, CPI-M clash in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, July 28 (IANS) Angry CPI-M activists stoned the BJP headquarters here in Kerala on Friday prompting a similar attack from the latter within hours. The BJP-RSS and CPI-M animosity in the state took a turn for the worse as both parties resorted to violence. Hours after the Left party's attack, BJP workers stoned the residence of Communist Party of India-Marxist'...

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CPI-M woos JD-U Kerala unit again after Nitish move

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, July 27 (IANS) As the JD-U in Kerala voiced disapproval of Nitish Kumar's move to embrace the BJP to form a new government in Bihar, the CPI-M on Thursday made another bid to woo state JD-U leader M.P. Veerendra Kumar. State Communist Party of India-Marxist Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said his party welcomed the right reaction of the Rajya Sabha member a...

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Kerala JD-U rebels against Nitish for aligning with BJP

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, July 27 (IANS) The Janata Dal-United (JD-U) unit in Kerala on Thursday opposed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for tying up with the BJP and announced it was severing ties with him. The chief of the party's Kerala unit, M.P. Veerendra Kumar, a Rajya Sabha member, told reporters in Delhi that he was even ready to quit the Upper House to pursue his fight aga...

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Freedom fighter K.E. Mammen dead

Thiruvananthapuram, July 26 (IANS) Gandhian and freedom fighter from Kerala K.E. Mammen passed away at a private hospital near here on Tuesday, the hospital said. He was 95. The 95-year-old freedom fighter was a bachelor and the hospital had been looking after him for the past three years. He will be cremated on Thursday. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, his predecessors Oommen C...

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Congress legislator in Kerala denied bail

Thiruvananthapuram, July 26 (IANS) A trial court here on Wednesday denied bail to Congress legislator M. Vincent, arrested on charges of sexually harassing and stalking a 51-year-old woman in Kerala. Vincent was arrested on Saturday and remanded to 14 days judicial custody. The prosecution feared that if Vincent was given bail, he could harm the victim as he was an influential po...

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Congress seeks judicial probe into medical scam in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, July 26 (IANS) The Congress party in Kerala on Wednesday demanded a judicial probe by a Supreme Court judge into what they claim is a Rs 1,000 crore medical scam allegedly involving national leaders of the BJP. Addressing reporters here, Leader of Opposition in the Kerala Assembly and senior Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala said national leaders of the BJP, besides ...

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Framed by CPI-M: Arrested Congress Kerala MLA

Thiruvananthapuram, July 25 (IANS) Congress MLA M. Vincent, arrested on charges of sexually harassing and stalking a 51-year-old woman in Kerala, on Tuesday said he was framed by CPI-M leaders. The CPI-M Thiruvananthapuram District Secretary and the Neyyattinkara CPI-M legislator are behind this frame-up, Vincent told reporters after he was sent to a day's police custody by a court here....

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Will take up Chitra's issue with Centre: Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram, July 25 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday expressed disgust at the manner in which Kerala athlete P.U. Chitra, who had qualified for next month's World Athletics Championship has been left out of the national squad. Addressing reporters, Vijayan said Chitra is not just the pride of Kerala but the entire country and it's most disgusting that she ...

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We have no role in medical scam: BJP

Thiruvananthapuram, July 25 (IANS) Kerala BJP President Kummanem Rajasekheran has said that neither the party nor the Modi government have any role in a medical scam rocking the state. There has been no role of the state BJP or the Centre in this, he wrote amid a probe by the Vigilance Department into the case. The scam pertains to a Rs 5.60 crore bribe allegedly paid by a medica...

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President, PM condole death of space scientist U.R. Rao

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condoled the death of renowned Indian space scientist U.R. Rao, the architect of early satellites including Aryabhatta, Bhaskar, Apple, Rohini and multi-purpose Insat series. In a message to Rao's wife Yashoda, the President said: I am sad to learn about the passing away of your husband, Prof....

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Renowned Indian space scientist U.R. Rao dead

Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) Renowned Indian space scientist U.R. Rao, the architect of early satellites including Aryabhatta, Bhaskar, Apple, Rohini and multi-purpose Insat series, passed away here early on Monday, said an ISRO official. He was 85. Rao passed away at his residence around 3 a.m. after prolonged illness and due to age-related health issues, an official of the Indian Space Re...

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Kerala court to hear Congress MLA's bail plea on Tuesday

Thiruvananthapuram, July 24 (IANS) A court here in Kerala on Monday posted the bail hearing of Congress MLA M. Vincent, arrested in a sexual harassment case, for Tuesday. Vincent was arrested on Saturday, a day after being charged with sexual harassment and stalking of a 51-year-old woman, who attempted suicide earlier this week. The police plea seeking custody of the legislator ...

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Renowned Indian space scientist U.R. Rao dead

Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) Renowned Indian space scientist U.R. Rao, the architect of early satellites including Aryabhatta, Bhaskar, Apple, Rohini and multi-purpose Insat series, passed away here early on Monday, said an ISRO official. He was 85. Rao passed away at his residence around 3 a.m. after prolonged illness and due to age-related health issues, an official of the Indian Space Re...

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U.R. Rao: Space scientist par excellence

Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) Udupi Ramachandra Rao, who passed away here on Monday, was an Indian space scientist par excellence who headed the ISRO for a decade. Popularly known as U.R. Rao, the 85-year-old was Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) from 1984 to 1994, succeeding Satish Dhawan. Born on March 10, 1932, near Udupi, Rao was Chairman of the Governing ...

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Arrested Congress legislator in Kerala suspended from party post

Thiruvananthapuram, July 23 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday suspended arrested Kerala legislator M. Vincent from the post of party secretary, a day after he was arrested on charges of sexual harassment and stalking of a 51-year-old woman who attempted suicide. Addressing reporters here, state Congress president M.M. Hassan said the party taking cognisance of the nature of the complaint aga...

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Congress legislator in Kerala arrested for sexual harassment, sent to judicial custody

Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 (IANS) Kerala Congress legislator M. Vincent was on Saturday arrested, a day after being charged with sexual harassment and stalking of a 51-year-old woman who attempted suicide earlier this week. A court here sent him to 14 days judicial custody. This is the first time that a sitting legislator in Kerala has been arrested on such charges. Before being...

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Kerala BJP distances itself from medical college scam

Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 (IANS) The Kerala unit of the BJP on Saturday distanced itself from an alleged medical college scam involving state party leaders. Addressing reporters here soon after a meeting of the party state committee, former state BJP president P.S. Sreedharan Pillai said: A crime done by a party is different from a crime involving an individual. In this case o...

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Kerala Congress MLA arrested for sexual harassment, stalking

Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 (IANS) Kerala Congress legislator M. Vincent was on Saturday arrested, a day after being charged with sexual harassment and stalking of a 51-year-old woman who attempted suicide earlier this week. Before being arrested, Vincent, a first-time legislator, was grilled for over two hours by a team of police. He was later taken for further interrogation. Th...

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Congress MLA Vincent arrested for sexual harassment, stalking

Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 (IANS) Kerala Congress legislator M. Vincent was on Saturday taken into custody after being charged with sexual harassment and stalking of a 51-year-old woman who had attempted suicide earlier this week. --IANS sg/rn ...

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