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P Rajeeve at Idea Exchange: ‘Work-from-home to work-from-Kerala, it has peace and you can eat anything here’

May 02, 2022 8:14 pm

Elevated to the CPI(M) central committee last month, P Rajeeve — who’s been a vocal Rajya Sabha MP from 2009-15, and has experienced both the UPA government and the BJP in power — is one of the prominent second-line faces of the party in Kerala.

Delhi Confidential: The Pushback

November 18, 2021 2:50 am

Oommen Chandy on Wednesday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi and conveyed his reservations over the state leadership's decision to go for a revamp now, given that the AICC has already announced the timetable for organisational elections.

Solar scam: CBI takes over probe into cases against former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy, others

August 17, 2021 2:18 pm

The cases against the six, including Chandy, were registered over the last several years and investigated by the Crime Branch of Kerala Police based on a complaint by a woman - an accused in the multi-crore solar panel scam during the UDF government.

Puthuppally: 50 years, and seat still loyal, Ommen Chandy looks at a record

March 25, 2021 4:05 pm

At 77, Oommen Chandy is fighting one of the toughest elections for his party, which is up against a popular LDF government and a growing BJP.

Kerala Assembly elections: High drama in Congress over candidate for only BJP seat

March 14, 2021 6:13 pm

On Saturday, Ooommen Chandy’s home constituency Puthuppally witnessed emotional scenes, with hundreds of Congress workers protesting against the move to field Chandy in Nemom. Chandy has been representing Puthuppally for the last five decades.

Explained: The A to I of PC Chacko leaving Congress

March 16, 2021 12:32 pm

P C Chacko quit the Congress on Wednesday claiming allocation of seats was done only on the basis of groups in Kerala. The allegations of factionalism in the state Congress are not new, nor is Chacko the only one to make them.

Kerala govt to refer rape cases against Chandy, others to CBI

January 25, 2021 8:35 am

The solar scam during the tenure of the previous government led by Chandy was one of the key issues in the 2016 Assembly elections in which the UDF was routed and the LDF came to power.

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.


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.