Centre has turned down Kerala government's request to hand over to CBI the probe into the conspiracy angle behind the sensational murder of TP Chandrasekharan in the state -- a case which saw three CPI-M leaders being sentenced to life by a special court.
Congress will have a "100 per cent transparent" organisational elections this time to bring in "fresh leadership" at all levels in the backdrop of its debacle in the Lok Sabha polls, a prominent party leader said on Wednesday.
Veteran Congress leader and Union Minister, Mullappally Ramachandran retained the Vadakara constituency, by edging out CPI(M)`s A N Shamseer of LDF by a slender margin of 3306 votes in a fluctuating battle.
Union Minister of State for Home Mullappally Ramachandran today said CPI(M) Kerala Secretary Pinarayi Vijayan should strive to bring to book those behind the murder of Revolutionary Marxist Party leader T P Chandrasekharan.
Delhi has witnessed around four rape cases a day this year, almost double the last year`s rate, in an indication that crime against women has not abated in the capital despite campaigns and stepped up police action.