Kerala gears up for 35th National Games
Kerala gears up for 35th National Games

All is in place as Kerala waits with bated breath for the start of 35th National Games 2015 Saturday. Over the next two weeks, new records would be created and new champions crowned.

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 to widen food security net

Widening the food security net, Kerala will add another 60 lakh people under the priority category for getting food grain from the Public Distribution System.

Jiji Thompson to be new Kerala chief secretary

IAS official Jiji Thompson will be the new chief secretary of Kerala, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy announced here on Wednesday.

Achutanandan praises Balakrishna Pillai for stand against Mani

Veteran communist VS Achuthanandan on Tuesday praised his arch political opponent R. Balakrishna Pillai for his stand against corruption, especially against Finance Minister KM Mani, facing a graft allegation.

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.

Will Mani go the Kunhalikutty way in Kerala?

Is it yesterday once more for Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, senior leaders in the coalition are asking, as they wonder if Finance Minister KM Mani will go the way PK Kunhalikutty did in January 2005.

Bar bribery scam: Chandy rejects demand for Mani's resignation

The Congress leading the ruling UDF in Kerala on Wednesday virtually favoured expelling minor partner Kerala Congress (B), from the coalition for its charges against Finance Minister K M Mani, facing allegations in the bar bribery scam, who also got full support from Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

Kerala CM lashes out at media over ''false news''

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday lashed out at the media, especially a dozen TV news channels, for not being "interested in credibility" and giving out "false news".

Kerala's 'Run Kerala Run' sets history; thousands participate
Kerala's 'Run Kerala Run' sets history; thousands participate

Heralding the arrival of the 35th National Games to the state after a gap of 28 years, thousands of people from all sections of society today took part in the historic marathon 'Run Kerala Run' across the state.

Kerala's 'Run Kerala Run' sets history; thousands participate

Heralding the arrival of the 35th National Games to the state after a gap of 28 years, thousands of people from all sections of society today took part in the historic marathon 'Run Kerala Run' across the state.

Thousands take part in 'Run Kerala Run'

Setting the stage for the 35th National Games starting on January 31, thousands of people drawn from different walks of life joined the "Run Kerala Run", flagged off by Governor P Sathasivam in the presence of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar here.

Bar bribe scam turns murkier, phone tape embarrasses UDF

The bar bribe scam that cast a shadow over the Congress-led UDF Government in Kerala turned murkier on Monday with TV channels airing telephone tapes in which Kerala Congress (B) leader R Balakrishna Pillai purportedly asked entrepreneur Biju Ramesh to go ahead with his graft charge against Finance Minister KM Mani.

CBI seeks polygraph test of Chandy's former gunman

The CBI is all set to move court here seeking permission to take a former security personnel of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy for a lie detector test, according to officials.

Chandy plays down Opposition demand for Tharoor's resignation

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday played down the opposition demand for resignation of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor in the wake of Delhi police registering a murder case in connection with the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar a year ago.

KPCC promises better co-ordination with Chandy government

Despite his sharp differences with the Oommen Chandy government over changes in the liquor policy, KPCC president VM Sudheeran on Wednesday pledged his cooperation to strengthen the party-ministry co-ordination to face the political onslaught from the opposition.

National Games Village to be reused after sports event
National Games Village to be reused after sports event

The National Games Village at Menamkulam here is set for a revamp, with the state government planning to dismantle the eco-friendly building units for more meaningful structures after the 35th National Games this month.

LDF activists stage dharna in front of Kerala Secretariat

The CPI(M)-led LDF opposition Monday staged a dharna in front of the Secretariat here demanding resignations of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and state Finance Minister K M Mani.

Congress in Kerala braces for another tiff

The faction-ridden Congress party in Kerala is bracing for another round of tiff as the party-government coordination committee meeting will be held here on Tuesday.

Kerala set for 35th National Games; countdown begins
Kerala set for 35th National Games; countdown begins

With just three weeks left for the start of the 35th edition of National Games here, preparations are in full swing with the state government formally launching the official countdown of the multi-sporting event.