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Kathiroor Manoj murder case: Kerala CPM leader P Jayarajan surrenders, sent to judicial custody

Kerala Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Kannur district secretary P Jayarajan, who is an accused in the murder of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker Kathiroor Manoj, was on Friday sent to a month`s judicial custody after he surrendered before the district sessions court at Thalassery.

Kerala Budget 2016-17: Key Highlights
Kerala Budget 2016-17: Key Highlights

Health sector gets Rs 1013.11 crore out of which Rs 18.3 crore has been earmarked for hospitals for women and kids.

Number of job seekers declined during Oommen Chandy's tenure

 The number of job seekers in Kerala has come down during the tenure of the United Democratic Front (UDF) government led by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, according to the economic review tabled on Thursday in the assembly.

Kerala govt sanctions Rs 25 lakh for Siachen victim Lance Naik Sudheesh's family, job for wife

The Kerala government on Wednesday sanctioned Rs 25 lakh for the family of Lance Naik Sudheesh, who hailed from Kollam and who was one of the nine soldiers who died in an avalanche on Siachen glacier.

PM Modi 'superficial', his aim is to 'divide' Hindus, Muslims during polls, says Rahul Gandhi
PM Modi 'superficial', his aim is to 'divide' Hindus, Muslims during polls, says Rahul Gandhi

Sharpening his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi today accused him of being "superficial" and also of undertaking a "poisonous" campaign along with RSS with the main aim of "dividing" Hindus and Muslims during polls.

RSS forged alliance with Indian Union Muslim League for Kerala Assembly elections?
RSS forged alliance with Indian Union Muslim League for Kerala Assembly elections?

A fresh controversy has erupted after CPI(M) accused Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of forging an alliance with Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) ahead of Kerala Assembly elections.

Bar bribery scam rocks Kerala Assembly, forces adjournment after LDF protest
Bar bribery scam rocks Kerala Assembly, forces adjournment after LDF protest

For the second consecutive day, the Kerala Assembly proceedings were disrupted after CPI(M)-led LDF opposition continued their protests against UDF government over the bar bribery scam.

Kerala CPI-M calls it truce ahead of polls

Ahead of Assembly elections in Kerala, the two known factions of the CPI-M in the state have decided to work together, setting aside their internal issues.

Shashi Tharoor against ban on women’s entry at Sabarimala temple
Shashi Tharoor against ban on women’s entry at Sabarimala temple

Union Minister Mahesh Sharma has favoured the entry of women in Sabarimala temple.

Constitution doesn't permit gender discrimination: Shashi Tharoor on no entry to women in Sabarimala
Constitution doesn't permit gender discrimination: Shashi Tharoor on no entry to women in Sabarimala

Amid the row over Kerala's Sabarimala temple denying entry to women, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday asserted the Indian Constitution does not permit gender discrimination and added that they should be allowed to enter whichever shrine they chose to visit.

Only Congress can defeat Congress in Kerala, Rahul Gandhi urges party leaders stop infighting
Only Congress can defeat Congress in Kerala, Rahul Gandhi urges party leaders stop infighting

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday urged party leaders in Kerala to stop fighting among themselves ahead of the assembly polls, saying only "the Congress can defeat the Congress".

'They' are scared of telling PM Narendra Modi he is wrong on MNREGA: Rahul Gandhi
'They' are scared of telling PM Narendra Modi he is wrong on MNREGA: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi mocked PM Modi for his statement that 'MNREGA will continue, it is living example of Congress's failure'.

Solar panel scam: Saritha ​Nair produces 'evidences' before judicial commission

Saritha S Nair, prime accused in the solar panel scam today produced a sealed cover containing "evidences" before a judicial commission probing the scam, claiming that it would "justify" her statements before it.

Kerala solar scam: Congress will not compromise on corruption, says Rahul Gandhi
Kerala solar scam: Congress will not compromise on corruption, says Rahul Gandhi

Rahul also accused the Prime Minister of turning back on the promises made to people prior to 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Kerala assembly adjourned over Achuthanandan's remarks on Chandy's family
Kerala assembly adjourned over Achuthanandan's remarks on Chandy's family

The Kerala assembly was adjourned for the day on Tuesday following some remarks made by leader of opposition VS Achuthanandan about the family members of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy with regard to the `solar scam`.

Solar Scam rocks Kerala assembly, LDF protests

 The solar scam rocked the Kerala assembly today with the CPI(M)-led LDF opposition disrupting proceedings, demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, following which the House was adjourned for a while.

With assembly polls in sight, Rahul Gandhi begins two-day visit to Kerala
With assembly polls in sight, Rahul Gandhi begins two-day visit to Kerala

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is due to begin his two-day visit to Kerala from Tuesday where he will meet party leaders to discuss strategies for the upcoming Assembly polls in the state.

Expert panel seeks SC's permission to open untouched vault under Kerala's Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple
Expert panel seeks SC's permission to open untouched vault under Kerala's Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple

An expert panel inventorying assets at Kerala’s famous Padmanabhaswamy Temple has approached the apex court for permission to open a hitherto-untouched vault.

Rahul Gandhi to begin two-day visit to Kerala tomorrow
Rahul Gandhi to begin two-day visit to Kerala tomorrow

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will commence a two-day visit of Kerala from tomorrow. He will visit Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi.

Upset over being 'treated like criminals', Kerala tipplers may contest polls!
Upset over being 'treated like criminals', Kerala tipplers may contest polls!

Tipplers in the state have united under the banner of Kerala Liquor Consumers’ Protection Forum.

Support ban on women's entry at Sabrimala temple: Kerala in SC
Support ban on women's entry at Sabrimala temple: Kerala in SC

In an affidavit, the state government said administration of the temple vests with the Travancore Devaswom Board.

Was never a stranger to Oommen Chandy, had freedom to visit his house anytime: Saritha Nair
Was never a stranger to Oommen Chandy, had freedom to visit his house anytime: Saritha Nair

Saritha Nair has claimed that Kerala CM's son Chandy Oommen was closely involved in the solar scam.

'Solar' Saritha produces details of alleged sexual harassment

Deposing before a judicial commission probing the solar panel scam, prime accused Saritha S Nair Friday produced a sealed cover containing details of powerful politicians allegedly sexually abused her in Kerala.

Kerala bar scam: Now probe ordered against police official

Based on the recommendation of the leaders of the ruling United Democratic Front, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, after the weekly cabinet meeting on Wednesday, had told reporters that they will go forward to unravel the conspiracy behind the solar and bar scam.

Sit quiet or leave the House: Kerala Governor to CPI(M)-led LDF Opposition members
Sit quiet or leave the House: Kerala Governor to CPI(M)-led LDF Opposition members

Kerala Governor P Sathasivam described the 5-year-rule of Oommen Chandy government as the 'golden age of opportunities'. 

Solar scam rocks Kerala Assembly, Opposition demands Chandy's resignation
Solar scam rocks Kerala Assembly, Opposition demands Chandy's resignation

Protests broke out in the Kerala Legislative Assembly on Friday over the solar scam as opposition LDF lawmakers staged a walk-out during Governor P Sathasivam `s speech on the opening day of the budget session.

Union ministers stranded for 2 hours as Jet Airways flight couldn't take off for want of pilot!

Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Piyush Goyal were later flown to Delhi and Mumbai respectively by other flights.

Violence, corruption hallmarks of UDF, LDF tenures: Amit Shah in Kerala

Slamming the Congress and CPI-M led fronts, which had ruled Kerala alternatively, BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday alleged that both had followed vote bank politics with "violence and corruption" being the hallmark of their tenure.

To set up Kerala Bank if voted to power: CPI-M

The CPI-M on Thursday said a cooperative-sector Kerala Bank will be established if the party is voted to power in the assembly polls later this year.

EC to review poll preparations in Kerala

The Election Commission (EC) will hold meetings with political leaders and senior state government officials in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday to take stock of preparations for assembly elections in the state.