Ruling front allies in Kerala express discontent

Three allies of the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) on Saturday expressed their displeasure over the way the dominant party is going ahead in Kerala.

No evidence of any dissent note by Chief Secretary: Kerala govt

The Kerala Government on Wednesday dismissed the stand of Chief Secretary Jiji Thomson, an accused in the palmolein graft case, that he had expressed dissent on the import of about 15,000 tonnes of palmolein from Malaysia in 1991-92 by the then Congress-led UDF government.

No evidence of any dissent note by Chief Secretary: Kerala govt

The Kerala Government on Wednesday dismissed the stand of Chief Secretary Jiji Thomson, an accused in the palmolein graft case, that he had expressed dissent on the import of about 15,000 tonnes of palmolein from Malaysia in 1991-92 by the then Congress-led UDF government.

LDF stages walkout over alleged attack on media

CPI-M led LDF Opposition members in Kerala on Wednesday staged a walkout from the Assembly in protest against alleged attack on the media and house of an MLA by UDF workers even as Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala denied the incident.

Bypoll outcome will be a referendum on UDF govt: Kerala CM

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday said the outcome of June 27 Aruvikkara Assembly bypoll would be a referendum on the four-year rule of his government and also on the opposition LDF's performance.

CPI(M) in Kerala reiterates demand for KM Mani's arrest

Keeping up its pressure on ruling Congress-led UDF, CPI(M) on Tuesday again demanded that state Finance Minister KM Mani be taken into custody over the bar bribery scam.

Kerala local body elections in October

The polls to the local bodies in Kerala will take place in October, a top election commission official said on Monday.

Aruvikkara bypoll witnesses triangular contest

Campaign has picked up for the politically crucial June 27 Assembly bypoll in Aruvikkara in Kerala, which is witnessing a three-cornered contest involving ruling Congress-led UDF, CPI-M headed LDF opposition and BJP.

Procedure not followed for palmolein import in 1990s: Kerala Chief Secretary

In a remark on the decades old politically sensitive palmolein import case that could trigger a row, Kerala Chief Secretary Jiji Thomson on Tuesday said the cabinet decision of the then Congress-led UDF government in this regard was implemented without following proper procedure.

The Kerala UDF is 'united' again

If there appeared to be "dark clouds" on the horizon on the eve of the four-year-old Oommen Chandy government in Kerala, better sense appeared to have prevailed as all differences of opinion within the Congress party and amongst allies have been settled.

UDF will retain power: Kerala CM

On the eve of his government completing four years in office, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said he was confident the people would again repose confidence in the United Democratic Front (UDF) administration when assembly elections are held next year.

Central zone rally of UDF rescheduled

Bowing to demands from Kerala Congress (M), a key partner in the front, Congress-led UDF on Tuesday decided to change the date of the proposed Central zone political campaign rally of the coalition to May 27.

Kerala strongly resents total fishing ban during monsoon

Congress led-UDF government in Kerala on Wednesday strongly resented Centre's decision to impose total fishing ban in coastal belt for 61 days during monsoon and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to relook the matter.

Kerala Excise Minister rejects bar owner's allegations

Kerala Excise Minister K Babu on Tuesday refuted bribery allegations levelled against him by Kerala Bar Hotel Owners' Association Working president Biju Ramesh and said it was part of a conspiracy to topple the Congress-led UDF government.

Kerala Assembly adjourned sine die amid ruckus by Left opposition
Kerala Assembly adjourned sine die amid ruckus by Left opposition

The Kerala Assembly was adjourned sine die on Monday amid ruckus by the Left opposition.

Kerela govt levies new taxes on food articles, petrol, diesel

Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani on Friday presented his 13th budget amid unprecedented scenes, proposing new taxes on food articles and petroleum products to mop up an additional Rs 1,220 crore revenue for Congress-led UDF government's various welfare measures.

KC(B) to remain in UDF, but continue to fight against graft

A day after Congress led ruling UDF asked Kerala Congress(B) leader R Balakrishna Pillai to rectify his "mistakes" to remain in the Front, the veteran leader on Thursday said he had not done anything wrong.

Balakrishna Pillai continues to be defiant

Even after being given a long rope by the Congress-led UDF to mend his ways, senior UDF leader R Balakrishna Pillai showed no restraint on Thursday and continued to hit back.

Kerala politics: Is UDF closing door on Pillai?

The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) Monday decided not to invite one of its founders, R Balakrishna Pillai, to its meeting to be held here Wednesday.

Kerala: Communist Marxist Party factions formalise split

Within hours of cremation of Communist Marxist Party (CMP) founder leader MV Raghavan, rival factions formalised split in the party electing General Secretaries of their respective groups by meeting separately here.