Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre saying that ever since the party came to power there has been a spurt in communal violence across the country.
After clamping down on three senior functionaries for the humiliating defeat its candidate suffered in Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat, turbulence continued in Kerala CPI with two of them resenting the disciplinary action against them.
A 46-year-old man, wanted for allegedly blackmailing several persons, including politicians by pushing them into sex traps and making video recordings, has been arrested from the Kerala Legislators` Hostel.
With Congress veteran AK Antony`s comment that there had been a slight erosion in people`s confidence in the party`s secular commitment sparking a debate, his confidant and KPCC president VM Sudheeran on Sunday clarified his senior colleague`s remarks were "Kerala-centric and well-intentioned".
CPI-M-led LDF Opposition today boycotted the Kerala Assembly to protest government`s reluctance to withdraw the transfer order against a Principal of a government school here who criticised the state Education Minister for coming late for a campus function.
Though the Congress asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to snap out of his elections rhetoric phase, former minister and party`s Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor on Thursday coined a new version of the `NaMo alphabet` reminding everyone of the vitriolic LS polls campaign.
Kerala Government has expressed its readiness to bear the expenses for bringing back Keralites stranded in violence-hit cities in Iraq if the Centre was unwilling to meet the same, Non-Resident Keralites` Affairs Minister KC Joseph told assembly on Tuesday.
In the wake of controversy that 455 children were trafficked to Kerala`s orphanages, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday urged opposition parties not to generalise functioning of orphanages in the state.
A centuries old boat-jetty here, once a major gateway of passenger and cargo transport from and to erstwhile state of Travancore, will soon be converted into a bio-park, showcasing terrestrial biodiversity of Kerala.
The Narendra Modi government will extend due support to the development of Kerala although the state has no representation in the ministry, Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Pon Radhakrishnan on Saturday said.