Kerala CM expresses reservation over HC's criticism of AG's office

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday expressed his reservation over the state High Court's criticism of the functioning of the Advocate General's office and asserted his government has full faith in it.

CPI-M attacks IUML minister using words from Quran

Using verses from the Holy Quran, CPI(M)-led LDF Opposition on Tuesday tried to corner IUML leader and Education Minister PK Abdu Rabb, in the state Assembly, on the issue of delay in distribution of school textbooks for the current academic year.

LDF walkout over Vigilance move to close case against Mani

Opposition LDF on Monday staged a walkout in Kerala Assembly in protest against denial of permission for adjournment motion seeking discussion over state Vigilance department's decision not to prosecute Finance Minister KM Mani in the bar bribery scam.

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.

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.

Won't campaign in by-election: Achuthanandan

Former Kerala chief minister VS Achuthanandan on Monday said he won't campaign for the June 27 Aruvikara by-election to the Assembly unless the CPI-M asked him to.

LDF lays siege in front of secretariat, district collectorate

Intensifying their agitation against state Finance Minister KM Mani, facing bribery allegations, CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front today laid a siege in front of the state secretariat here, pressing for his resignation.

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.

LDF hartal total in Kerala, stray incidents reported
LDF hartal total in Kerala, stray incidents reported

The dawn to dusk hartal called by CPI(M)-led LDF Opposition to protest against the violence in the Kerala Assembly on budget presentation day hit normal life on Saturday but was by and large peaceful, except for some stray incidents of stone throwing.

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.

Protest siege of LDF, Yuva Morcha activists outside Kerala Assembly turns violent

The protest siege of Left Democratic Front and Yuva Morcha activists outside the Kerala Assembly turned violent on Friday.

UDF, LDF face to face on bar issue: Anxiety mounts on budget day

Confrontation between ruling UDF and LDF Opposition is on the cards in Kerala Assembly on budget day on friday over the bar bribery issue, with the government asserting that budget will be presented as scheduled by Finance Minister K M Mani.

Bar bribery issue continues to rock Kerala Assembly

Bar bribery issue continued to rock Kerala Assembly on Thursday with CPI-M led LDF Opposition members disrupting proceedings and staging sit-in at the well of the House stressing their demand for resignation of Finace Minister KM Mani over matter.

LDF protest over alleged lapse in probe against tycoon

CPI-M-led LDF Opposition in Kerala on Wednesday staged a walkout in the Assembly protesting alleged attempts to sabotage the murder case against Beedi tycoon Mohammed Nisham accused of killing a security guard with his luxury vehicle on January 29.

LDF to intensify agitation against KM Mani

CPI(M)-led LDF opposition in Kerala ön Tuesday said it would intensify agitation against Finance Minister KM Mani and demanded his resignation over the bar bribery row while making it clear that the Front would not allow him to present the Budget next month.

Bar bribe echo in Kerala Assembly; LDF stages walkout

The bar bribery row involving Finance Minister KM Mani found its echo in the state Assembly today on the first day of the Winter session with CPI-M led LDF staging a walkout demanding his resignation even as the Kerala Congress (M) chief rejected the charges as "baseless".

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.

Won't go back on liquor policy: Kerala CM

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday made it clear that his government would not go back on its new liquor policy of limiting bar licenses to only 5-star hotels as part of a move to implement total prohibition in the state in 10 years' time.