SmartCity Kochi projects' first phase to be ready by March 2015

The first phase of the Rs 5,000 crore SmartCity Kochi project will be ready by March 2015, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Friday.

Kerala tweaks liquor policy

 Bowing to pressure from various quarters, the Kerala government on Thursday decided that from now on Sundays will no longer be dry days and 418 bars that have not opened since the beginning of this fiscal would become beer and wine parlours, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

Liquor policy a ruse to make money: Pinarayi Vijayan

Criticising ruling UDF for its move to bring about changes in its liquor policy, CPI(M) on Tuesday said this much-touted policy was a ploy scripted by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Excise Minister K Babu for indulging in bargaining and corrupt deals.

'Climate change action plan' for bad effects of climate change

Kerala government has worked out an action plan to combat adverse effects of climate change in the state, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here on Monday.

Kerala's struggle to be sober triggers political tremors

Kerala's struggle to be sober by living down its reputation for high per capita alcoholic consumption sparked political tremors during 2014 even as the ruling Congress-led UDF maintained its sway in the Lok Sabha polls winning more than half the seats up for grab.

Kerala CM cancels visit to unveil Rajiv Gandhi statue

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy cancelled his visit to this tourist town to unveil a bronze bust of former Prime Minister Oommen Chandy due to heavy fog here.

Noisy scenes in Kerala Assembly over CM's remark against CPI

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala assembly Thursday witnessed noisy scenes leading to a walkout and adjournment of House for one hour after Opposition demanded that the remark made by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy against CPI be expunged from the Assembly records.

Chandy attacks CPI for 'selling' LS seat

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday slammed the CPI for allegedly selling its Lok Sabha seat for cash.

Rahul Gandhi to address Congress rally in Kerala capital on Tuesday

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi will address a party rally here on Tuesday to mark the conclusion of the month-long "Janapaksha Yatra" of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee President VM Sudheeran.

Kerala CM urged not to dilute new liquor policy

 Christians, including priests and nuns, Sunday held a peace march in Chief Minister Oommen Chandy`s home town Puthupally, urging him not to dilute the new liquor policy, which aims to implement prohibition in Kerala in a phased manner.

Kerala opposes inter-linking of river waters

Kerala on Thursday strongly opposed the Union government's plan to interlink state rivers Pampa and Achenkovil with Vaipar in Tamil Nadu, holding that there was no excess water in rivers in the state.

Liquor policy not negotiable, says Chandy

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said the new liquor policy, which aims to implement prohibition in the state in a phased manner, is "not negotiable".

Kerala bar bribe issue: Chandy rejects LDF charge

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday rejected the CPI(M) led LDF opposition's charge that the UDF government is "smeared with corruption" with regard to its liquor policy and asserted there was no going back on it.

Action against five MLAs in Kerala Assembly over 'bargate'

The Kerala Assembly witnessed an uproar on Tuesday for the second consecutive day over the 'bargate' scandal, following which a legislator was suspended and four other MLAs were warned for their unruly conduct in the house.

LDF raises bar bribe row in Kerala Assembly

The Winter session of the Kerala Assembly began on a stormy note on Monday with the opposition LDF raising the bribery allegation against Finance Minister and Kerala Congress (M) supremo K M Mani to attack the Congress-led UDF government headed by Oommen Chandy.

PM pats Chandy on cent per cent coverage under Jan Dhan Yojana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy for the state achieving cent per cent banking inclusion in tune with the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY).

Culling of poultry birds going on in Kerala

The Kerala government has deployed 75 teams to cull poultry birds in villages hit by outbreak of H5N1 or bird flu virus, a minister said Friday.

Culling of birds to be completed in 3 days, says Kerala govt

Kerala government on Friday decided to complete within three days culling of birds hit by H5N1, the strain of avian influenza that has killed thousands of ducks in three districts and stepped up preventive measures to check its spread to human beings.

Mullaperiyar dam: High-level Kerala delegation to meet PM

A high-level political delegation from Kerala comprising Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Leader of the Opposition VS Achuthanandan will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon to apprise the state's concern on Mullaperiyar Dam over which it had been locked in a long-drawn tussle with Tamil Nadu.

Chennithala moves HC to quash proceedings against him

Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala on Monday approached the high court seeking to quash the vigilance proceedings against him in a case pertaining to alleged corruption in implementation of an effluent treatment plant at a public sector company here in 2006.