Everything you need to know about Chennithala: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Chennithala: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Thiruvananthapuram, June 16 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, facing heat over the links of his office staff with a woman arrested in a cheating case, got a further jolt with leader of opposition V.S. Achuthanandan Sunday demanding that he step down and order a judicial probe.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 10 (IANS) Speaking for the first time about the controversy over his induction into the Kerala cabinet, state Congress unit chief Ramesh Chennithala said Monday that the party high command would come up with a solution.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 9 (IANS) The monsoon session of the Kerala assembly, set to begin Monday, could see the Oommen Chandy government on the back foot, as differences rage within the party over the induction of state Congress president Ramesh Chennithala into the cabinet.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 8 (IANS) The factional feud in the Kerala unit of the Congress party is legendary and continues unabated, giving the party high command in New Delhi the jitters.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 5 (IANS) The entry of state Congress president Ramesh Chennithala into the cabinet of Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy continues to hang fire even as the two met late Wednesday night.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 31 (IANS) Unable to arrive at a consensus on the induction of state Congress president Ramesh Chennithala into the cabinet, the state Congress unit has sought the party high command's intervention.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 30 (IANS) The leaders of Kerala's ruling United Democratic Front Thursday said that no decision has been taken yet on the cabinet post to be offered to Kerala Congress chief Ramesh Chennithala, while media speculations continued on it.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) Is Kerala politics all about camps? The polarisation between V.S. Achuthanandan and Pinarayi Vijayan loyalists in the opposition CPI-M is old news, but the ruling Congress appears to be no better with the increasing friction between the Oommen Chandy and Ramesh Chennithala factions.
Kannur (Kerala), May 24 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Friday expressed confidence that leaders of the Congress' Kerala unit would themselves resolve any issue facing them.
Alappuzha (Kerala), May 23 (IANS) The Alappuzha District Congress Committee Thursday passed a resolution condemning the frequent outbursts of Hindu group leaders against top party leaders in Kerala.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy is all set to reshuffle his cabinet, two years after assuming office this day.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 17 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, whose government will celebrate its second anniversary Saturday, said he has proved that the majority in the assembly is not that important.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 16 (IANS) Five new cyber police stations will be set up in Kerala, raising their number to six, a minister said Thursday.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 16 (IANS) All parties should come together to work for the development of Kerala and the Congress was willing to take the lead in starting such a dialogue, the party's state president Ramesh Chennithala said Thursday.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 9 (IANS) Union Defence Minister A.K. Antony should try and involve himself more in the Congress' affairs in Kerala, state party president Ramesh Chennithala said Thursday.
Kottayam (Kerala), May 8 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is no match for Rahul Gandhi, a Kerala state Congress leader said here Wednesday after the BJP was routed in the May 5 Karnataka assembly polls.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 3 (IANS) Come Saturday and it will be the first anniversary of a murder that marked a crisis the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has never before faced in Kerala.
Abu Dhabi, Apr. 9 (ANI): A global meeting of an Indian expatriate organisation will discuss the problems being faced by expatriates in the UAE, in the presence of senior ministers from India.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 4 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will embark on a visit to the UAE April 10, his first overseas trip after assuming office in May 2011 and attend a diaspora meet, among others, officials said Thursday.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 2 (IANS) Hours after Kerala Forests Minister K.B. Ganesh Kumar resigned, hectic discussions began in the Congress on his replacement as one of its members will possibly fill the vacant post and this may also lead to a reshuffle of portfolios.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 19 (IANS) Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will take part in the party celebrations scheduled here for May 18, which would also be the second anniversary of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's Kerala government.
Kollam (Kerala), March 11 (IANS) Muslim leader Abdul Nasser Maudany, on parole to attend his daughter's wedding in Kerala, broke down here Monday while addressing a prayer meeting.
Kozhikode (Kerala), Feb 10 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Sunday asked his partymen in the state to behave as factionalism has reached dangerous levels.
Kottayam, Feb 1 (IANS) There was no evidence linking Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien to the Suryanelli sex scandal, a former police officer who probed the 1996 crime said Friday even as the victim indicated she was considering legal options for re-opening the case against him.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 29 (IANS) It was a free for all Tuesday in the war of words between the Congress and the Nair Service Society (NSS), a social movement of the Hindu Nair community in the state.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 28 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday said he shared the best of working relations with Ramesh Chennithala, amid demands from the Nair community that the state Congress chief be made a deputy chief minister.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 17 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is likely to give the Congress' brainstorming session beginning Friday at Jaipur a miss. The reason? He is not quite comfortable in north Indian winter.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 29 (IANS) With a free-for-all breaking out in the Congress party in Kerala following a revamp of the state unit, the new committee declared Saturday that there its leaders should not wash their dirty line in public.
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday reconstituted the various party units in Kerala, bringing in many new faces. Ramesh Chennithala, however, remains chief of the state party unit.
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 29 (IANS) Former chief minister K. Karunakaran's children have expressed unhappiness at the organisational revamp of the state Congress.
Palakkad (Kerala), Nov 13 (IANS) With Kerala state Congress leaders attacking each other on TV channels, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday asked his party colleagues to develop political maturity.
Kottayam (Kerala), Nov 12 (IANS) Kerala state Congress chief Ramesh Chennithala Monday categorically denied the possibility of his joining the party-led coalition government's cabinet.
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 8 (IANS) The Congress is at war with itself in Kerala and at least one leader says this is affecting governance while another says he will continue to air their grievances against the party. There is even a suggestion that the ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) could come apart if the infighting and faction-feuding continues.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 28 (IANS) Kerala was cheering as the state got the highest ever representation in the union cabinet. The number of ministers from the state went up from six to eight after Sunday's reshuffle.
Thrissur (Kerala), Oct 2 (IANS) The ruling Congress Tuesday launched a fact-finding mission to the colonies of the Scheduled Castes in Kerala's 14 districts to know about their socio-economic condition and present a report to the state government.
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 29 (IANS) The Congress and the IUML, the main constituents of the ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) alliance government in Kerala are split over banning toddy in the state.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) Oommen Chandy vs Ramesh Chennithala; V.S. Achuthanandan vs Pinayari Vijayan. The more things change, the more they remain the same in Kerala politics, with an uneasy calm in place as traditional rivalries continue within the two main groupings, United Democratic Front (UDF) and Left Democratic Front (LDF).
Chennai, Aug.10 (ANI): Former Maharshtra chief minister Ashok Chavan said on Friday that the health of Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh is stable.
Chennai, Aug.10 (ANI): Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader M K Azhagiri visited ailing Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh at a private hospital here on Friday. Deshmukh, who is currently on life support system, was admitted to the hospital with a liver-related ailment and possible multiple organ failure.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 5 (IANS) Kerala's ruling Congress prepared for the much delayed organisational revamp with prominent leaders, including Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and and state party president Ramesh Chennithala, headed to New Delhi Sunday to finalise details.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (IANS) A Congress legislator Sunday sharply criticised the party led-United Democratic Front government of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, saying some ministries were being run by the personal staff of the minister concerned.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 18 (IANS) A high-level coordination committee of the Congress party Wednesday asked the Oommen Chandy government in Kerala to amend existing laws and bring in suitable fresh laws to protect the agricultural lands fast vanishing to construction mafia in the state.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 18 (IANS) The Malayalam film industry mourned the death of Bollywood's first superstar Rajesh Khanna who passed away Wednesday in Mumbai after prolonged illness.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 15 (IANS) The Congress Friday won the Neyattinkara by-election in Kerala, with the Congress' R. Selvaraj, who was trailing third as counting began stealing a march over his Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rivals.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 23 (IANS) Even the ruling Congress Wednesday came out against the petrol price hike.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) With names of some Communist Party of India-Marxist activists surfacing in the murder of their former party colleague T.P. Chandrasekharan, the Congress, which heads the ruling United Democratic Front in Kerala, Monday asked the CPI-M not to get unduly agitated over the probe.
Kozhikode, May 17 (IANS) Three Communist Party of India-Marxist members were arrested Thursday for their involvement in the murder of former party leader T.P. Chandrasekharan, Kerala Police said. With this, the number of arrests in the case has reached 13, with five from the CPI-M.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 9 (IANS) Kerala Police Wednesday said they had identified the killers of former Communist leader T.P. Chandrasekharan and the state Congress asked the government to expose the conspirators behind the murder.
Kozhikode, May 5 (IANS) The Kerala Police Saturday took into custody half-a-dozen suspects who are believed to be involved in the brutal murder of a former firebrand leader of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), who was hacked to death near here.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 1 (IANS) Kerala's ruling United Democratic Front Tuesday denied any problem in its ranks, and termed Communist Party of India-Marxist's willingness to welcome back parties which quit the Left Democratic Front (LDF) as "wishful thinking".
Thiruvananthapuram, April 25 (IANS) R. Selvaraj, a two-time Kerala CPI-M legislator who quit the party last month, will contest the June 2 by-election to the Neyattinkara assembly constituency as a Congress candidate.
Kochi, April 23 (IANS) Kerala government chief whip and veteran United Democratic Front (UDF) legislator P.C.George Monday alleged that four legislators from the CPI-M-led opposition are ready to cross over to the ruling front.
Kozhikode, April 22 (IANS) A ceasefire of sorts has been declared between the two bickering constituents of the ruling United Democratic front (UDF) in Kerala - the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) and the state Congress unit - after a meeting between their top leaders here Sunday.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 (IANS) The standoff between state Forest and Sports Minister K.B. Ganesh Kumar and his father, veteran politician and Kerala Congress (B) chairman R. Balakrishna Pillai, continued to remain unresolved with the latter saying he is 'unsure' about the outcome of Thursday's talks.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and state Congress chief Ramesh Chennithala left for Delhi Sunday to take up with the party high command the gifting of a fifth ministerial berth to Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) which has set sparks flying in the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF).
Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy appears to be caught in a caste conundrum over the expansion of his cabinet.
Idukki (Kerala), Nov. 30 (ANI): With protests intensifying in Kerala over the Mullaperiyar Dam issue, top leaders of the state visited the site on Wednesday to take stock of the ongoing situation.
New Delhi, May 20 (ANI): Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy held discussions with Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday and submitted a draft list of lawmakers likely to be included as ministers in the Congress led UDF government in the state.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 18 (ANI): Congress veteran Oommen Chandy was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Kerala.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 18 (ANI): Congress veteran Oommen Chandy will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Kerala today.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 17 (ANI): Congress veteran Oommen Chandy will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Kerala on Wednesday
Thiruvananthapuram, May 15 (ANI): Congress veteran Oommen Chandy is all set to become the next chief minister of Kerala and lead the United Democratic Front (UDF) Government.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (ANI): The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) on Friday secured a slender electoral victory over the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) by securing 72of the 140 assembly constituencies that were up for grabs. The LDF managed to get 68 seats and what is now being billed as a political photo-finish for the first time in the state.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (ANI): The United Democratic Front (UDF) is leading in 43 seats, while the Left Democratic Front (LDF) is ahead in 38 seats, according to the early trend for the 140-seat Kerala Assembly.
Harippad, Apr 6 (ANI): Lashing out at the ruling CPI (M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday charged the state government with failing to carry out developmental works.
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), Oct. 27 (ANI): Confounding poll predictions made by experts, the opposition United Democratic Front (UDF), surged against the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in Kerala civic body polls on Wednesday.
New Delhi, Oct.26 (ANI): The Congress Party announced today the names of new Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) presidents, which were approved by the Congress President Sonia Gandhi after the deliberations.
Thiruvananthpuram, Sep 12 (ANI): The opposition parties critiscised the Kerala's ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI (M)) for allegedly providing the confidential notes of the state cabinet to Party's state unit secretary Pinarayi Vijayan.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 9 (ANI): The Communist Party observed Monday as a 'Black Day' against Governor R S Gawai's decision to permit the CBI to prosecute party's politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan in a graft case.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 29 (IANS) The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) Friday asked Kerala's ruling Left government to quit in the wake of its debacle in the general elections.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) With as many as six Kerala MPs set to be part of the council of ministers in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government, the state had reason to be happy Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Ramesh Chennithala, the chief architect of the Congress' spectacular victory in Kerala in the Lok Sabha polls, has asked Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee to return to the party to launch a joint fight against the Marxists in West Bengal and Kerala.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 17 (IANS) With a sweeping victory by the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) in Kerala - having won 16 of the 20 Lok Sabha seats - all eyes are on how many ministerial berths its MPs will get.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 7 (ANI): The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) called for a statewide shutdown in Kerala today to protest against the State Government's decision to deny the prosecution of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan in the multi-billion SNC Lavalin case.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 (IANS) Kerala is headed for good turnout in the Lok Sabha elections with the first three hours of polling recording 20 percent people casting their votes Thursday, officials said. In the 2004 Lok Sabha polls the state recorded 71.45 percent turnout.
New Delhi, Apr. 11 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is scheduled to visit Kerala on a daylong election campaign today.
Kozhikode, Apr 9 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit Kerala for a day-long election campaign on April 11.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 23 (IANS) The new found closeness between the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and People's Democratic Party (PDP), led by Abdul Nasir Maudany, is the topic of war of words between Kerala's rival fronts.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 20 (IANS) Vijayan Thomas, the chairman of the Congress-owned television channel in Kerala, has said he would contest as an independent candidate from the key Thiruvananthapuram constituency from where the party has fielded former UN undersecretary general Shashi Tharoor.
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Ousted Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) MP A.P. Abdullakutty Thursday said he would campaign for the Congress in the coming general elections and join the party soon.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 24 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist's (CPI-M) Kerala unit secretary Pinarayi Vijayan, named an accused in a multi-million-rupee scam, Saturday said that the people of the state 'cannot be misled by fabricated cases'.
Kozhikode (Kerala), Jan 15 (IANS) A special court in Kerala Thursday sentenced 62 people to life imprisonment for the May 2003 communal violence in the coastal village of Marad in which eight people were killed.
Kozhikode (Kerala), Jan 15 (IANS) A special court in Kerala Thursday sentenced 62 people to life imprisonment for the 2003 murders of eight people in the coastal village of Marad.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 11 (IANS) The Congress Sunday announced the launch of three-phase 'save Kerala campaign' targeting the Left Front's 'poor governance' in the state ahead of the Lok Sabha elections due in April-May.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 3 (IANS) The Congress unit in Kerala Saturday ruled out the possiblity of admitting the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) into the opposition United Democratic Front (UDF).
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 18 (IANS) The Congress' Kerala unit chief Ramesh Chennithala Thursday attacked Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan and Finance Minister Thomas Isaac for their remarks against party president Sonia Gandhi and said they did not need to teach her politics.
Kochi, Dec 16 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday urged party workers here to continue their good work and asked them to expose the failures of the Left government in Kerala.
Kochi, Dec 16 (IANS) Shashi Tharoor, former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, attended a public meeting organised by the Congress party here Monday evening, setting off speculation on whether he could be a likely party candidate for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 12 (IANS) All the files pertaining to the controversial Killiroor sex case are intact, Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan said here Friday.
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Home Minister Shivraj Patil resigned Sunday in the wake of the Mumbai terrorist massacre, and Finance Minister P. Chidamabarm was promptly given additional charge of the critical ministry, Congress sources said.
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Home Minister Shivraj Patil resigned Sunday under a cloud following the Mumbai terrorist massacre, and Finance Minister P. Chidamabarm was promptly given additional charge of the ministry, Congress sources said.
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has been given additional charge of the home ministry following the resignation of Shivraj Patil in the wake of the Mumbai terror attack, a Congress leader said Sunday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 29 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi will kick-start campaigning in Kerala for the impending Lok Sabha polls Dec 14.
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have unleashed their influential south Indian leaders to campaign in those areas of Delhi that have a large number of people from the region.
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 21 (IANS) Superstar Mohanlal, who has acted in over 250 films, will be honoured by the Congress party with the Samskara Sahithi for his contribution to Malayalam cinema.
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 20 (IANS) All India Congress Committee coordinator Janardhan Poojary Thursday asked Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) state president K. Muraleedharan not to 'criticise the affairs of another party'.
Idukki (Kerala), Nov 20 (IANS) Hopes have brightened for farmers in Kerala's hill district of Idukki, as the central government Thursday cleared the much-awaited Rs.12-billion package to give a huge boost to the crisis-stricken agriculture sector.
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan is going against the concept of collective responsibility of the cabinet as he is criticising his own colleagues, state Congress president Ramesh Chennithala said here Saturday.
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Muslims in Kerala should start a movement to alienate elements trying to spread terror in the name of religion and maligning their community in the process, said state Congress party chief Ramesh Chennithala.
Munnar (Kerala) Oct 9 (IANS) A master plan to turn Munnar into planned tourist destination will soon be ready, and the tourist activities in the hill station will be run by the state government, the state government said Thursday.