Fast-forward six years, Twenty20 has emerged a potent political force not just in Kizhakkambalam, but also in neighbouring panchayats of Aikkaranadu, Mazhuvannur and Kunnathunad where it came to power in last year’s polls.
"Other politicians are looking for power and money. We are not into that. Our aim is to develop the country and work for the welfare of the people. In this election, if people say they don't need Twenty20 and that LDF-UDF is enough, we'll say okay. I don't have any regrets."
For the LDF, the biggest challenge in seat distribution pertains to the Kerala Congress (M), the regional party headed by Jose K Mani which wields influence primarily among Catholic Christian voters in central Kerala.
For the Left parties, Kerala is seen as its last bastion in the country, having already lost power in West Bengal in 2011 and Tripura in 2018. On the other hand, the Congress cannot afford a second defeat as it fears its space being usurped gradually by the Left and the BJP from both sides.
Post-Covid lockdown, bus operators in Kerala have been running daily services from the state's major cities and migrant hubs to destinations like Domkal in West Bengal, Guwahati in Assam and Bhubaneswar in Odisha to cater to workers' demand.
The application is the result of years of painstaking research and documentation by a diverse team of clinical doctors, scientists, photographers and wildlife enthusiasts settled in different corners of the globe on a purely voluntary basis.
VB Udayasooryan, Mankulam Range Forest Officer, told the Indian Express that a six-year-old male leopard was ensnared by the accused in a private field in Munipara for the explicit purpose of trafficking its body parts.
Only 5000 pilgrims will be allowed into the temple complex Thursday to offer prayers with strict Covid-19 protocols of wearing masks and social distancing in place, said officials of the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB).
A boat service -- Vega-2, a 120-seater diesel-powered Catamaran -- launched by Kerala government on eve of Christmas last year gives access to large swathes of the backwaters, at a price no private boats can offer
The 97-year-old Communist leader has chosen to give up office due to health reasons and has already vacated his official residence at Kowdiar in Thiruvananthapuram. He has moved to his son Arun Kumar's residence in the city.
The Clean Kerala Company Limited has announced both baled and unbaled rates for 20 variants of recyclable, non-biodegradable waste, including newspapers, plastic liquor bottles, milk packets, glass bottles, aluminum cans and cardboard.
Devarajan Master passed away in 2006, but it speaks to his genius, his versatility and the timelessness of his music that a Malayali teenager, born and brought up in the US, can pick up his compositions, admire their beauty and describe in superb detail why they stand out.
Aneesh, a daily-wage painter who belongs to the Kollan OBC community, was attacked Friday evening allegedly by his wife Haritha's father and uncle, who belong to the Tamil Pillai community, on the eve of their three-month anniversary.
Kerala Local Body Election Results 2020: The elections, seen as a precursor to next year's Assembly polls in the state, was an opportunity for all three political fronts — CPM-led LDF, Congress-led UDF and the BJP-led NDA — to test their strength at the grassroot level.