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 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.

Tamil Nadu should understand concerns on rising water level: Kerala CM

With the water level in the Mullaperiyar dam touching the contentious 142 foot mark, the Kerala government Monday urged Tamil Nadu to "understand" its concerns over the dam's stability, while indicating that it had no problems sharing water with its neighbour.

Kerala suspends top bureaucrat for graft

The Kerala government on Saturday suspended PWD secretary TO Sooraj for possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Centre calls meeting to resolve Mullaperiyar issue

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati has called a meeting of water resources ministers of Tamil Nadu and Kerala to discuss the issue of rising water level in the Mullaperiyar dam.

Kerala solar panel scam accused's complaint to be probed

Director General of Police MN Krishnamoorthy will probe the complaint of solar panel scam accused Saritha Nair against Additional Director General of Police K Padmakumar, Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said on Friday.

Kerala Congress plans state-wide Nehru birth anniversary fete

Congress, heading the UDF Government in Kerala, has chalked out extensive programmes to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in the state.

Raghavan an efficient administrator: Chandy

Cutting across ideological differences, leaders of various political parties on Sunday condoled the death of Marxist Communist Party founder leader M V Raghavan, hailing him as a fearless politician and able administrator.

Where is the evidence in bribery allegation, asks Kerala CM Chandy

After being on the back foot over the allegation that bribes were paid to a few ministers by a bar owner to get the closed bars open, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday hit back by asking where was the evidence which the bar owner's association is said to possess.

'Bar bribe' row: Sudheeran dubs CPI(M) demand as "irrational"

As the graft allegation against Finance Minister KM Mani continues to dominate political discourse in Kerala, KPCC president VM Sudheeran on Thursday dubbed CPI(M)'s demand for a probe under judicial supervision as "irrational" and said it reflected internal commotions in that party.

CPI(M) rejects outright VS's views in 'bar bribe' case

In a rebuff to party stalwart V S Achuthanandan, the CPI(M) state leadership on Wednesday demanded an inquiry by a special team of Kerala Police under judicial supervision into the graft allegation levelled by bar owners against Finance Minister K M Mani.

Graft charge: Kerala Lokayukta, CM give Finance Minister Mani clean chit

Beleaguered Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani, caught in a Rs 1 crore graft allegation, got a double reprieve Wednesday from the Lokayukta and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

Govt examining legal options on Mullperiyar issue: Kerala CM

With water level in the Mullaperiyar dam increasing, the Kerala government was examining legal options to maintain the water level at 136 feet considering the "safety aspect".

Kerala CM Chandy rejects CBI probe on "bar bribe" issue

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday rejected the demand of opposition leader VS Achuthanandan for a CBI probe into the 'bar bribe' issue, holding that an examination by Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau was progressing on the matter.

Congress will bounce back under Sonia, Rahul Gandhi: Oommen Chandy

Launching a yatra aimed at galvanising party cadres, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday asserted Congress would come back strongly under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

Cong will bounce back under Sonia, Rahul: Chandy

Launching a yatra aimed at galvanising party cadres, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday asserted Congress would come back strongly under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

Politics should be based on ideology, not violence: Chandy

Politics should be practiced on ideology and not by indulging in violence, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Tuesday.

Bar bribe row: Chandy seizes on differences in CPI(M)

Seeking to cash in on the differences in Communist Party of India (Marxist) over mode of probe against Finance Minister KM Mani in the "bar bribe" controversy, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday accused Marxist veteran VS Achuthanandan of changing track by pressing for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry after demanding a vigilance probe.