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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.