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Saturday, May 08, 2021



Kerala: Buoyed by exit polls, Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF sure of a historic consecutive win

May 01, 2021 7:57 pm

In the 2016 Assembly election, the LDF rode to power winning 91 of the 140 seats, reducing the UDF to 47 seats. The BJP had opened its account in the state, winning one seat. The half-way mark is 71.

Kerala records 74.06 per cent polling in April 6 election

April 10, 2021 6:28 pm

The last assembly election in 2016 saw 77.53 per cent voter turnout, while the Lok Sabha polls in 2019 saw a participation of 77.84 per cent electors.

Kerala’s ‘jinx’ factor: LDF hopes to buck trend, UDF thinks anti-incumbency will prevail

April 05, 2021 7:17 pm

While a shot at power in Kerala is still a difficult dream for the BJP and its allies, the coalition hopes to make a dent in the vote-banks of the LDF and UDF and increase its strength in the Assembly.

In its Kerala coastal harbour, LDF runs aground over US firm deal

April 01, 2021 12:13 pm

Pinarayi cancels pact on deep-sea trawlers, but as Cong, Church join protests, fishing community says have lost trust.

Agreement between LDF and UDF worst-kept secret in Kerala; they have looted state in turns: PM Narendra Modi

March 31, 2021 1:55 am

Without directly taking the name of Sabarimala in the context of the 2018 Supreme Court verdict on the entry of women of all ages and the subsequent protests and violence that rang out in the state that year, PM Modi targeted the two fronts for their stand on the issue, claiming that the BJP will ‘uphold’ the culture and traditions of the state. 

Chief of LDF ally stirs ‘love jihad' pot ahead of Kerala Assembly polls

March 28, 2021 9:51 pm

In a TV programme, Jose, who is contesting from Pala constituency in Kottayam said, “Love jihad has again come up as an issue. Society has apprehensions about it. As the issue has emerged again, the apprehensions about it should be cleared.”

LDF, UDF spar over free rice distribution in Kerala

March 28, 2021 3:50 pm

The opposition was playing "dirty politics" by trying to block supply of ration rice and food kits to the people, CM Pinarayi Vijayan said a day after the EC ordered to stop the distribution following the opposition's complaint.

Kerala polls: Congress-led UDF has taken up job of 'hangman' of KIIFB, says Pinarayi Vijayan

March 27, 2021 1:53 pm

Hitting out at the central agencies' probe against certain state government projects, the Marxist leader alleged that the sangh parivar was using its power at the Centre to "destroy" institutions like the KIIFB, which undertook unprecedented infrastructure development activities in the state in the last five years.

CPI(M) reclaims Kuttiadi seat from LDF ally amid workers' protest

March 15, 2021 4:36 pm

Last week, when seats were distributed among the LDF allies, Kuttiadi went to KC(M), even though the party has negligible presence and CPI (M) and IUML have a strong base in the area.

Explained: The tussle for the Christian vote in Kerala

March 16, 2021 12:41 pm

Traditionally considered a Congress supporter, the community is now being wooed by both the Left and the BJP.


Social distancing norms go for a toss as party supporters celebrate poll triumph

May 02, 2021 9:46 pm

As the nation is witnessing an unprecedented crisis, a huge violation of covid protocol and social distancing norms are a common site in victory celebrations


Arun Jaitley slams Kerala govt

June 22, 2020 6:56 pm