Rajnath asks Chandy to stop political killings in Kerala

Voicing concern over killing of a RSS activist in Kannur, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday asked Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to take strict action to stop political killings in the state.

VS slams Chandy over SC observation in palmolein oil case

CPI(M)-led LDF opposition in Kerala on Monday took pot shots at Chief Minister Oommen Chandy over certain adverse observations made by the Supreme Court in connection with the two-decade old palmolein oil import corruption case.

Move to appoint ex-CJI as Governor sparks debate

The Centre's reported move to appoint former Chief Justice of India Justice P Sathasivam as Kerala Governor has sparked a debate in political and legal circles on the propriety of giving gubernatorial assignment to a person who retired from the highest judicial office in the country.

LDF to hold demonstrations demanding Chandy's resignation

CPI(M)-led LDF Opposition will be organising demonstrations at district headquarters in Kerala, demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the wake of an adverse court order in a case pertaining to alleged corruption in implementation of an effluent treatment plant at a public sector company.

Prepared to face any investigation, says Kerala CM

 Making it clear that he had no plans to resign, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, against whom a vigilance court had ordered further investigation for alleged corruption in the setting up of an effluent treatment plant at a state-owned firm, today said he was prepared to face any probe.

Court orders probe against Chandy in corruption case

A court here Thursday dismissed a probe report in a corruption case and directed the Kerala vigilance department to re-investigate the accused, including Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, two cabinet ministers and eight other people.

No plan to scrap State Planning Board: Kerala CM Oommen Chandy

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday refuted reports that the government has plans to windup the state Planning Board.

Chandy briefs Antony on decision to shut bars

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday briefed senior Congress leader AK Antony on the UDF Government's new liquor policy that sharply cuts down on availability of alcoholic drinks.

Kerala govt tells hoteliers to shut bars within 15 days

Firming up plans to drastically reduce availability of liquor, the Congress-led UDF Government today decided to issue notices to hoteliers below the five-star category to shut their bars by September 12.

Kerala`s march to be zero-alcohol state sparks debate

Even as the Congress led UDF government headed by Oommen Chandy won laurels in the initial round of debates over its "bold decision" to shut over 700 liquor bars, questions have surfaced if the cash-strapped state would be able make up the huge revenue loss left by the clampdown on liquor trade.

New liquor policy to be implemented with vigour: Chandy

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Sunday asserted that the new liquor policy of allowing liquor bars only in hotels with five-star tag would be implemented with vigour in co-operation with all sections of society.

Wine bone of contention in Kerala`s new liquor policy

Even as Kerala`s new liquor policy, which aims to achieve total prohibition in the state in the next ten years, will be submitted to the high court on Tuesday, wine appears to have been caught in a tangle.

Oommen Chandy asks PM Modi to consult states on plan panel

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take into confidence the states before taking a decision on the future of Planning Commission.

Kerala to close down 700 bars, Sundays to be dry

The ruling Congress-led UDF in Kerala has decided to shut down over 700 liquor bars attached to hotels below the five-star categories besides make Sundays "dry days”.

Monsoon toll reaches 80 in Kerala

At least 80 people lost their lives and 156 houses were completely destroyed in rain related incidents since the South West monsoon became active in Kerala, CM Oommen Chandy said.

No threat to UDF Ministry: Chandy

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday asserted there was no threat to the UDF Government led by him and rejected speculation that Kerala Congress (M) leader and state Finance Minister K M Mani was exploring the possibility forming a ministry with LDF support.

44 Kerala nurses from Libya to reach Kochi today

The first batch of 44 Kerala nurses, evacuated from Libya, will arrive at Kochi on Tuesday morning.

Kerala seeks special flight to bring back nurses

Kerala on Friday urged the Centre to immediately arrange a special flight for passage of the Indian nurses who had left strife-torn Libya to neighbouring Tunisia to come back home.

58 Kerala nurses in Libya head to Tunisian border

The first batch of 58 of the total 252 Kerala nurses working in Libya who have registered to return home are on their way to the Tunisian border, a state government official said here Friday.

Many Kerala nurses wish to remain in Libya: Chandy

There are more than 1,000 nurses from Kerala in Libya, but only 118 have registered to return to India, said Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday.