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In fleet of govt vehicles for Kerala ministers, no ‘car number 13’
Fri, May 27, 2016

Car number 13 had been missing from the allotment lists of previous Kerala governments, too.

Pinarayi Vijayan takes oath as Kerala Chief Minister
Thu, May 26, 2016

Hailing from a poor toddy tapper's family, Vijayan, a first time Chief Minister, took the oath in Malayalam.

Pinarayi takes oath today: LDF austerity drive – Ministers’ houses won’t be refurbished
Wed, May 25, 2016

CM-designate Pinarayi Vijayan, meanwhile, said that his government will act strongly against corruption in the state.

Kerala: NGT bans over 10-yr-old diesel vehicles in 6 cities
Tue, May 24, 2016

Upon expiry of 30 days from Monday if any vehicle is found to be violating this direction, it shall pay Rs 5000 as environmental compensation and this will be collected by traffic police or pollution control board.

Kerala: P Vijayan to be sworn-in as CM on May 25
Mon, May 23, 2016

The size of the Cabinet was decided on Sunday.

Sidelined, VS Achuthanandan vows to serve as ‘sentinel of people’
Sun, May 22, 2016

Achutanandan said it is the duty of the LDF government to expose the previous government’s scams and bring the culprits to book.

CPM’s Kerala balance: Pinarayi CM, VS is ‘Castro’
Sat, May 21, 2016

Achuthanandan did not speak to reporters and it remains to be seen whether he would remain content in the role of a “guide” or an “advisor”.

In Kerala, many in Congress blame leadership for debacle
Sat, May 21, 2016

Senior leader and former excise minister K Babu, who lost his fifth contest, said the controversy over his candidature created a negative impression.

Pinarayi Vijayan: Toddy tapper’s son who rose through the ranks
Sat, May 21, 2016

In a deliberate attempt at an image reconstruction, Vijayan, in recent months, has made efforts to get close to the party workers and endear himself to the people.

Kerala elections results: Severe setback for both Cong and UDF, says Chennithala
Fri, May 20, 2016

Ramesh Chennithala, minister in outgoing cabinet, won his seat. He spoke to SHAJU PHILIP

Kerala election results: 92-year-old V S Achuthanandan delivers 91
Fri, May 20, 2016

Vijayan frontrunner in CM race, but CPM faces the question of how to accommodate Achuthanandan

Statewide rout: Chandy in trouble as Congress fares poorest in years
Fri, May 20, 2016

Oommen Chandy however won in the Puthupally constituency with a margin of over 25,000 votes

Congress quiet yet confident in Kerala, Left candidate Isaac celebrates early
Thu, May 19, 2016

The exit polls have not lowered spirits in the Congress, which still believes it will pass the crucial number of 71 in the 140-strong assembly.

Kerala exit polls’ shelf life only till counting: UDF
Wed, May 18, 2016

Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan said the exit poll outcome indicated that Kerala voters have chosen in the true spirit of elections.

Kerala elections: High-stakes battle for scandal-hit Oommen Chandy
Tue, May 17, 2016

It was Chandy who protected the ministers when they faced corruption charges and put his foot down when state Congress chief V M Sudheeran opposed his demand for tickets to his tainted colleagues.

Kerala polls: BJP’s new front keeps LDF, UDF guessing
Mon, May 16, 2016

The UDF is counting on the support it enjoys among Christians, Muslims and other minorities but Muslim voters are also being wooed by the CPM, playing on the community’s apprehensions about the rise of the BJP.

Kerala election: BJP’s new friends muddy waters for LDF, Chandy fights anti-incumbency
Mon, May 16, 2016

No dominant theme in Kerala campaign, spats on social media common

CM Chandy should apologise for ‘starvation’ deaths in Kerala: Amit Shah
Sun, May 15, 2016

The BJP supremo was pointing at the two deaths of new born children at a tribal colony in Waynad district on Friday.

Mohanlal’s guest appearance stirs star wars in Kerala
Sat, May 14, 2016

It all centred around the Pathanapuram constituency in Kollam, which has three from Kerala’s film industry in the race.

Offered bananas before photo: ‘Boy in Somalia jibe picture’
Fri, May 13, 2016

The photograph appeared in the local daily Mathrubhumi on November 4, 2015, and was subsequently picked up by local newspapers and TV channels.

Why Janu, Kerala’s tribal face, isn’t talking ‘land’ in Wayanad
Fri, May 13, 2016

Janu was born to a family of Adiyas, an extremely backward tribal group whose members once worked as bonded labourers.

Both Centre, Kerala battle over credit for evacuating Indians from Libya
Fri, May 13, 2016

A total of 29 Indians have been evacuated from Libya out of which 16 are from Kerala and they reached Kochi this morning.

CPM states poor, Cong corrupt: PM Modi
Thu, May 12, 2016

PM Modi said, the BJP-ruled states are a picture of development and progress. “

Story behind the picture that provoked PM Modi’s Somalia jibe in Kerala
Thu, May 12, 2016

The picture showed four children in a garbage yard at Peravoor in Kannur, seemingly foraging for food.

North Kerala: To keep BJP out, rivals LDF, UDF raise beef row
Wed, May 11, 2016

Recently, when the beef controversy raged across the country, Kerala remained calm.

Kerala elections: A website for every top leader, FB campaign by every candidate
Tue, May 10, 2016

Nearly every candidate has a Facebook page to connect with voters.

Sonia hits back: I was born in Italy…in India, I will breathe my last
Tue, May 10, 2016

‘Ashes will mingle with those of loved ones...can’t expect PM to understand ’.

Cong’s latest theme in Kerala: BJP is a threat and we are fighting it
Mon, May 09, 2016

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy opened the discourse Saturday, saying the Congress is the main rival of the BJP in seats where that party is putting up a strong fight.

One held, hunt on to nab four others who ‘tortured’ Assam migrant worker in Kottayam
Mon, May 09, 2016

Chingavanam SHO M S Shibu said the post-mortem report showed that Kailash had sustained 56 bruises due to the mob attack.

BJP creates trouble when it can’t keep promises: Nitish Kumar
Sun, May 08, 2016

Nitish’s “warning to Kerala” came a day after PM Narendra Modi kick-started campaigning for the assembly polls in the state with the promise that his party would bring development.

Kerala needs ‘strong umpire’ in BJP: PM Modi
Sat, May 07, 2016

Modi said the people of Kerala are educated, experienced and simple, but they “don’t understand the perfect scientific arrangement” of the Congress and CPM to “loot” the people.

BJP has only development in mind, Modi tells Kerala voters
Fri, May 06, 2016

"I am requesting you to experiment with NDA to eradicate poverty, unemployment and arrest price rise," said PM Modi.

Assam migrant worker killed in Kerala: ‘More than 50 men watched… nobody bothered to help’
Fri, May 06, 2016

Appu, a college student who was at the spot said, “He was in agony. But, people thought he was trying to escape. Everyone stood watching. When police came, they freed his hands and legs, but he did not move...”

On first day in Kerala, migrant worker is tied up and left in the sun, dies
Thu, May 05, 2016

Police said they have identified the accused. An autopsy is set to be conducted on Thursday to ascertain the cause of death.

Perumbavoor rape: ‘She wanted to become a lawyer and fight discrimination’
Thu, May 05, 2016

Kerala rape victim sustained 38 injuries, apart from being smothered and strangulated.

Protests rock Kerala after rape, murder of law student
Wed, May 04, 2016

Victim had 13 injuries from sharp object, her intestine had come out, said Police