LDF to launch stir against tax hike by Chandy govt

Slamming the Congress-led UDF Government for steep hike in taxes and service fees, CPI(M) in Kerala on Thursday threatened to unleash a massive agitation and urged the people to desist from paying the increase including the new rates of water charges.

UDF leaders to discuss SC order on bar issue

With the Supreme Court order stopping the Congress-led UDF government from closing down bars before September 30 coming as a political setback to the coalition,senior Front leaders are meeting here to discuss its implications and work out the future course of action.

Kerala seeks Centre, JK Govt's help to rescue over 200 tourists

Kerala has sought urgent help from the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir Government to rescue over 200 tourists from the state who are still stranded in flood-hit Srinagar.

No rift in UDF over liquor policy: Sudheeran

Asserting that the ruling Congress-led UDF would go ahead with its decision to shut over 700 liquor bars, KPCC president VM Sudheeran on Wednesday said there was no rift within the Congress or the coalition over the new liquor policy.

SC questions logic behind Kerala's new liquor policy
SC questions logic behind Kerala's new liquor policy

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear plea of Kerala-based hotels against the state government's decision not to grant them bar licence.

Chennithala to coordinate evacuation of Keralites from J&K

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has deputed Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala to coordinate efforts to bring home Malayali tourists stranded in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir.

Kerala CM assures swift action in RSS activist's murder

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has informed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh that all accused in the murder of an activist of RSS in Kannur have been arrested and produced before a court.

Kerala CM assures swift action in RSS activist's murder

 Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has informed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh that all accused in the murder of an activist of RSS in Kannur have been arrested and produced before a court.

P Sathasivam sworn-in as Kerala governor

Former chief justice of India (CJI) P Sathasivam, who had on Thursday dismissed any controversy in his appointment, was on Friday morning sworn-in as the new governor of Kerala.

Sathasivam to be sworn in as Kerala Governor today

Former Chief Justice of India, Justice P Sathasivam, appointed as Governor of Kerala replacing Sheila Dishkit, was accorded a warm reception on his arrival here on Thurs evening.

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.

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.