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No CM candidate for Congress in Kerala, but Oommen Chandy gets lead role in poll campaign

January 19, 2021 2:29 am

Close on the heels of the Congress’s poor showing in the local body elections, party chief Sonia Gandhi and senior leader Rahul Gandhi met top leaders from the state and reviewed preparations for the Assembly elections.

50 years as MLA, Oommen Chandy is now more important to Congress and Kerala politics than ever before

September 17, 2020 9:41 am

Chandy’s feat is exceptional because he has won 11 consecutive times from his hometown constituency of Puthuppally in Kottayam district.

BJP raises rape charges against Congress leaders Oommen Chandy, K C Venugopal

October 23, 2018 5:27 am

Lok Sabha MP and BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said Chandy and former Union minister K C Venugopal, also an accused in the case, were Rahul’s “friends” and the Congress should answer questions on such a serious charge against its leaders, instead of targeting BJP leaders.

Kerala: Police register rape cases against ex-CM Oommen Chandy, Venugopal

October 22, 2018 6:20 am

Solar scam accused Saritha S Nair alleged that Oommen Chandy subjected her to unnatural sex at the chief minister’s official residence in 2012, while KC Venugopal raped her at the official residence of A P Anil Kumar.

"Alliance with people" to be Congress's new slogan in AP: Chandy

June 13, 2018 5:27 pm

Chandy, who was on his first visit to the state after assuming the new role, said the BJP did not keep the promise of according special category status to Andhra Pradesh.

Kerala: Former state Congress chief slams Chandy, says he gave him cruel treatment when he was CM

June 13, 2018 3:57 pm

Sudheeran's latest comments come just a day after the KPCC issued an official whip to its leaders and office-bearers not to make comments in public against the party.

Oommen Chandy poses 'SBI save challenge' to PM Narendra Modi

June 06, 2018 5:46 pm

Senior Congress leader Oommen Chandy was recently appointed the All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary.

Oommen Chandy appointed Congress in-charge of Andhra Pradesh, Tarun Gogoi gets West Bengal

May 27, 2018 7:33 pm

While Oommen Chandy will be replacing Digvijaya Singh, who was appointed as chairman of Madhya Pradesh Congress campaign committee, Gogoi will take over Dr C P Joshi.

Solar scam: Oommen Chandy opposes terms and reference of Sivarajan Commission

March 01, 2018 7:47 pm

Senior Supreme Court lawyer Kapil Sibal, appearing for Oommen Chandy, made submissions when the court took up the writ petition filed by the former CM seeking to quash the solar panel scam inquiry commission report.

Kerala Christian leaders to campaign in Meghalaya

February 12, 2018 12:24 pm

Former CM Oommen Chandy will begin his campaign from Monday after he was directed by the Congress party high command to head for Meghalaya


India top news live updates: Talwars acquitted in Aarushi case, Mukul Roy's resignation, Oommen Chandy in solar scam

October 12, 2017 3:57 pm

From the Aarushi Talwar murder case verdict to Rahul Gandhi's rally in Gujarat to Oommen Chandy in the solar scam case. Here are the top news updates of the week in pictures.

Indian nurses return home from Iraq

July 05, 2014 3:49 pm

Forty-six nurses, who were held captive by ISIS militants in Iraq, on Saturday returned home by a special Air India flight to a happy reunion.


Smart City phase-1 project inaugurated in Kerala

February 21, 2016 2:14 pm

Kochi, Feb 21 (ANI): Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, along with UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammad Al Gergawi, inaugurated the phase 1 of Smart City project, including 5 lakh sq ft information technology tower. The project is a joint venture of Dubai Holding and the state government. Smart Cities Mission is an urban renewal programme by the the Union Ministry of Urban Development to develop 100 smart cities all over the country.

Opposition boycotts budget session in Kerala Assembly

February 12, 2016 7:14 am

Trivandrum, Feb 12 (ANI): Protests broke out inside the Kerala Assembly while Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy was presenting the interim budget on Friday. The Left Democratic Front (LDF) protested inside and outside the Kerala Assembly against the Kerala Government, saying the interim budget was leaked. The LDF members holding banners and placards raised slogans against Chandy. Thereafter, the LDF members marched out of the House and boycotted the budget session.

Protests against CM Chandy inside Kerala Assembly

February 09, 2016 8:14 am

Trivandrum, Feb 09 (ANI): The Left Democratic Front party leaders on Tuesday staged a protest against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy inside the Kerala Assembly for his alleged involvement in the solar scam issue. Protesting LDF leaders raised slogans and banners inside the House against the Chandy Government, demanding Chandy’s resignation. CM Oommen Chandy is allegedly accused of accepting a bribe of 1.9 crores to approve the solar projects.

Kerala CM Oommen Chandy appears before probe panel

January 25, 2016 11:43 am

Trivandrum, Jan 25 (ANI): Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday appeared before a judicial commission probing the 7-crore solar scam that has engulfed his Congress-led UDF government, over his alleged links to the accused in the massive cheating scandal. The scam relates to an alleged con job by a pair of entrepreneurs Saritha Nair and Biju Radhakrishnan, who promised to install solar power panels. The Chief Minister, a witness in the case, had already given a written statement to the commission and agreed to appear before it personally, when asked to do so. The commission, that has its office in Kochi, will come to Thiruvananthapuram and record Chandy's statement. Chandy has maintained all along that he has done no wrong and is prepared to face any probe.

Ghulam Ali felicitated in Thiruvananthapuram

January 15, 2016 5:46 am

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 15 (ANI): Kerala felicitated Pakistan's legendary maestro Ghulam Ali, two days after he performed in Kolkata. Ali was presented with an award by a socio-cultural organisation and Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and other leaders were also present. Ali will be performing in Thiruvananthapuram city on Friday and in Kozhikode on January 17. He expressed happiness on performing in Kerala during his maiden visit to the state. Indian classical singer, Pandit Vishwanath, will also perform with Ali on Friday. He was all praise for the Pakistani singer, calling him the king of ghazals. Ali, the 75-year old renowned singer, performed with his son Amir Ali in Kolkata on January 12 and was felicitated by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Will seek PM's intervention on Italian marines case: CM Chandy

January 13, 2016 6:20 am

Trivandrum, Jan 13 (ANI): Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday opposed the Italian Senate's defence committee on its comment that Italian marine Massimiliano Latorre will not return to India. Chandy said that the Italian marines committed a crime on Indian land and they are liable to obey the Indian law. He added that today itself, the Kerala government will urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring back the marine to India.