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Senior Congress leader CN Balakrishnan passes away

Senior Congress leader and former Kerala Minister C.N. Balakrishnan died at a private hospital here due to pneumonia, party sources said on Tuesday. He was 87.

Dec 11, 2018, 09:08 AM IST

BJP refers to rape case against Kerala Congress leaders to attack Rahul

Targeting Gandhi for his attack on the Centre's "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao" scheme, Lekhi said it had led to an improvement in the sex ratio in many states.

Oct 22, 2018, 18:10 PM IST

Financial aid announced by Centre disappointing as far magnitude of Kerala crisis concerned, writes former CM Oommen Chandy to PM Narendra Modi

In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former chief minister Oommen Chandy wrote that the flood-devastated state is expecting "reasonable monetary help" to support the people get back to normal life.

Aug 22, 2018, 19:30 PM IST

Oommen Chandy attacks BJP over attack on Shashi Tharoor's office, says 'India descending into chaos'

The BJP's youth wing activists on Monday defaced Tharoor's office protesting over the Congress leader's controversial 'Hindu Pakistan' remark.

Jul 17, 2018, 23:47 PM IST

Congress names Oommen Chandy as Andhra in-charge, Gaurav Gogoi for West Bengal

The Congress on Sunday appointed Oommen Chandy as general secretary in charge of Andhra Pradesh, while Gaurav Gogoi is new in charge of West Bengal and Andaman and Nicobar.

May 27, 2018, 18:19 PM IST

Oommen Chandy replaces Digvijaya Singh as Andhra Pradesh AICC in-charge; Gaurav Gogoi gets West Bengal

The Congress on Sunday announced the appointment of state in-charge for West Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar and Andhra Pradesh. While Gaurav Gogoi has been appointed AICC general secretary in-charge for West Bengal and Andaman and Nicobar, former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy as the in-charge for Andhra Pradesh.

May 27, 2018, 13:23 PM IST

Oommen Chandy gets partial relief in solar scam case

Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday got partial relief in the solar scam scam case as the High Court said allegations of sexual exploitation against him need not be taken into account.

May 15, 2018, 13:28 PM IST

Meghalaya Assembly Elections 2018: Poll results will be a boost for Congress in 2019 elections,says Kerela CM Oommen Chandy

Voicing confidence that the Congress will retain power in Meghalaya, former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday said that the state election results will definitely give a boost to the party in next year`s Lok Sabha elections.

Feb 14, 2018, 09:58 AM IST

AK Antony never wanted K Karunakaran to be removed in 1995: Congress leader

 Kerala state unit Congress president MM Hassan on Saturday revealed that in 1995 AK Antony had asked some party leaders not to unseat then chief minister K Karunakaran.

Dec 23, 2017, 16:51 PM IST

Congress rejects solar scam report, says Chandy ready to face trial

Congress on Thursday rejected the Solar Judicial Commission probe report.

Nov 10, 2017, 00:25 AM IST

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan tables solar scam report in state assembly, ex-CM Oommen Chandy indicted

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan tabled the report of judicial commission probing the solar scam in the state assembly on Thursday.

Nov 09, 2017, 10:43 AM IST

Solar scam case: Kerala to initiate probe against ex-CM Chandy

The Kerala government on Wednesday decided to initiate a criminal and vigilance probe against former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and others in the Rs 7 million Solar Scam case.

Oct 11, 2017, 12:27 PM IST

Hectic campaigning on for Vengara Assembly by-election

Hectic campaigning is on for the October 11 Vengara Assembly be-election, with the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) looking favourites to win the seat that was vacated by party leader PK Kunhalikutty after he was elected to the Malappuram Lok Sabha constituency in April.

Oct 08, 2017, 13:39 PM IST

Oommen Chandy government decision to accept land tax scraped

The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan following a recommendation by a ministerial sub committee.

Sep 13, 2017, 15:50 PM IST

Congress MLA M Vincent in Kerala charged with sexual harassment, stalking

Top Congress leaders in Kerala on Friday welcomed the police probe into complaints against the first-time Congress legislator.

Jul 21, 2017, 18:58 PM IST

Kochi Metro launches probe into Chandy's chaotic trip

Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) on Thursday began a probe into the chaos that accompanied former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's travel on the network along with hundreds of Congress activists.

Jun 22, 2017, 19:48 PM IST

Sidelined for inauguration, former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy to take metro ride today

Former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy, however, kept mum about his exclusion from the main list of special invitees.

Jun 20, 2017, 08:59 AM IST

Kerala changes liquor policy, around 200 three, four star bars in Kerala to reopen; minimum drinking age raised

The Left government in Kerala on Thursday announced a new liquor policy which overturns the earlier decision taken by the previous UDF government as it allowed three-star hotels and fancier to sell alcohol. 

Jun 08, 2017, 23:11 PM IST

Kerala announces judicial probe into Vizhinjam port agreement, Chandy welcomes it

The Kerala cabinet on Wednesday announced a judicial probe into the Vizhinjam port agreement that was inked by the then Oommen Chandy government with Adani Ports in 2015.

May 31, 2017, 19:05 PM IST

Oommen Chandy, Ramesh Chennithala cleared of nepotism charges

Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, his cabinet colleague Ramesh Chennithala and 11 other Congress-led UDF leaders were on Saturday cleared by the Kerala Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau (VACB) of nepotism charges.

Mar 25, 2017, 12:49 PM IST