Tom Vadakkan used to pester me for Thrissur seat: Mullappally

New Delhi: KPCC president Mullappally Ramachandran remarked that former Congress ..

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MM Mani asks those who leave last to turn off lights; Balram replies light will remain here
Illuminating party symbols to cap, umbrellas; Election campaign special items hit market
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Muslim League – SDPI hold secret meeting in Malappuram

Malappuram: The CCTV visuals of the secret meeting held by Muslim League candidates and leaders have come out. The meeting was arranged ..


Cricketer Virender Sehwag declined offer to contest in Delhi: BJP leader

New Delhi: Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag has declined the BJP's offer to contest the Lok Sabha polls on party ticket citing ..


Rahul Gandhi visits houses of slain Youth Congress activists in Periya

Periya: Congress national president Rahul Gandhi visited the families of slain Youth Congress activists Kripesh and Sarath Lal at Periya ..


Senior Congress leader Tom Vadakkan joins BJP

Thiruvananthapuram: Congress leader and close aide of Sonia Gandhi Tom Vadakkan joined the BJP. He joined the BJP in the presence ..


Second seat for Kerala Congress will solve crisis: Roshy Augustine

Kottayam: MLA Roshy Augustine said that the present crisis can be solved if Kerala Congress gets two seats. PJ Joseph will contest ..


Rahul promises separate ministry for fishermen if Cong voted to power

Thrissur: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Thursday vowed to set up a separate ministry for fishermen if the Congress is voted to power ..


This election, garlands for political parties become eco-friendly

Alappuzha: A group of women has eased the job of political parties to find eco-friendly garlands to replace plastic garlands for the ..

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Cong likely to demand candidate change if conflict continues in Kerala Congress

Thiruvananthapuram: Considering the intensifying conflicts in Kerala Congress, Congress is either required to replace the candidate ..


India, US agree to build six nuclear power plants in India

Washington: India and the US said they have agreed to build six American nuclear power plants in India, in a boost to bilateral civil ..


Former MLA and senior Congress leader Rosamma Chacko passes away

Kottayam: Senior congress leader and former MLA Rosamma Chacko passed away on Thursday around 6 in the morning. She was 93. She was ..

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Cannot continue in party: Joseph seeks solution from Congress

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Congress (M) leader PJ Joseph demanded that he cannot continue in the party and a solution must be found ..

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India disappointed as China blocks move to designate Masood Azhar as global terrorist

New Delhi: India Wednesday night expressed "disappointment" after China blocked yet another move at the United Nations to ..

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Leadership intervenes in seat allocation; Will Surendran get seat?

Kottayam: It is learnt that BJP state general secretary K Surendran has informed the central leadership that achievement of the party ..


Sabarimala row a constitutional issue: Muralidhar Rao

Thiruvananthapuram: BJP national general secretary Muralidhar Rao Wednesday criticised Kerala Chief Electoral Officer Teeka Ram Meena's ..

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PM feels he can control any Indian state by blackmail: Rahul Gandhi

Nagercoil: Launching a frontal attack on the AIADMK-BJP alliance in Tamil Nadu, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Wednesday alleged the state ..

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P J Joseph deserves Lok Sabha seat; will cooperate if he joins LDF: Francis George

Kottayam: Janadhipathya Kerala Congress leader Francis George said P J Joseph deserves a Lok Sabha seat. He stated that Joseph was ..


Congress hopeful of sorting out KC-M issue amicably: Ramesh Chennithala

Thiruvananthapuram: With differences cropping up in the Kerala Congress (M), a key partner of the UDF, over its candidate for the Kottayam ..


Rafale: Review petition based on leaked secret documents jeopardised national security, Centre to SC

New Delhi: The Centre Wednesday told the Supreme Court that documents filed by the petitioners seeking review of its Rafale deal verdict ..

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This could be a national security election: Shashi Tharoor MP

The upcoming Lok Sabha election will be a reflection of five years of Prime Minister Narendra Modi rule, said Shashi Tharoor MP. Speaking ..

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P J Joseph to reconstitute Kerala Congress (J) group, continue in UDF

Kottayam: PJ Joseph has approached the Congress leadership seeking to continue in the UDF by rejuvenating the Kerala Congress Joseph ..

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Setback in asset case; K Babu to face trial

Thiruvananthapuram: Vigilance court has rejected former minister K Babu’s request to acquit him in an asset case. The court ..


Wooing votes on Lord Ayyappa’s name will be violation of MCC: Teeka Ram Meena

Thiruvananthapuram: State Chief Electoral Officer Teeka Ram Meena reaffirmed the Election Commission’s stand that citing or invoking ..

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You can't have negative atmosphere and expect economic growth: Rahul Gandhi

Chennai: Economic growth is directly related to the mood of the nation and one cannot expect it to happen in a negative and fearful ..


Rahul Gandhi to have hectic trip to Kerala; to address mass rally tomorrow

Thiruvananthapuram: Congress President Rahul Gandhi will formally launch the party's poll campaign in Kerala on Thursday when he ..


T Padmanabhan donates for P Rajeev’s election deposit

Kochi: Popular writer T Padmanabhan has donated money to LDF candidate P Rajeev for the election deposit. P Rajeev who is contesting ..

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Modi asks regional media to motivate voters; tags Mathrubhumi in tweet

Thiruvananthapuram: For the upcoming LS polls, Prime minister Narendra Modi has asked regional media to encourage people to vote. He ..


K Sudhakaran declares himself as candidate from Kannur

Kannur: K Sudharakan has announced that he will be the candidate in Kannur constituency. UDF activists gave a warm welcome to K Sudhakaran ..


Won’t campaign for Thushar; Will go to Kashi if Ariff lose polls: Vellappally

Cherthala: SNDP Yogam general secretary Vellappally Natesan stated that he will not go for campaigning if BDJS leader Thushar Vellappally ..

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Let Chandy contest from Kottayam, Joseph comes out with alternative

Thiruvananthapuram: PJ Joseph has approached Congress leaders with alternative solutions to solve the issues in Kerala Congress in ..

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UNSC set to decide on designating JeM chief Masood Azhar as 'global terrorist'

United Nations: The fate of the proposal to designate Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed's chief Masood Azhar as a global ..

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British PM May's Brexit deal overwhelmingly crushed by lawmakers

London: British Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered yet another crushing Parliament defeat over Brexit when MPs overwhelmingly ..

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Will BJP give seat for K Surendran?

Thiruvananthapuram: The Bharatiya Janata Party is in turmoil over allotment of Lok Sabha seat to BJP state general secretary K Surendran ..

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P J Joseph meets Chandy; Crucial UDF meet to take decision

Kochi: Beleaguered Kerala Congress leader P J Joseph on Wednesday met UDF leader Oommen Chandy to resolve the crisis which erupted ..


Priyanka makes first tweets, recalls words of Gandhi

New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who made her debut speech on Tuesday in Gandhinagar after becoming a party general secretary, also ..


Candidature of Oommen Chandy, Mullappally, Venugopal: Discussion continues

Thiruvananthapuram: The discussions on Congress candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections is progressing amid questions whether ..

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Rahul Gandhi in Kerala today for election rally

Thiruvananthapuram: Congress president Rahul Gandhi will reach Kerala on Wednesday to kickstart the election campaign of the UDF and ..


Political slugfest looms over EC's gag order on Sabarimala

Thiruvananthapuram: A day after the poll authority here gagged parties from raising the Sabarimala issue in the run up to the elections, ..

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CM’s chief principal secretary Nalini Netto submits resignation

Thiruvananthapuram: Nalini Netto has resigned from the post of Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister. It is learned that differences ..

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Using Sabarimala issue for poll campaign will be violation of MCC: Teeka Ram Meena

Thiruvananthapuram: State Chief Electoral Officer Teeka Ram Meena has reaffirmed that using the Sabarimala issue for campaigns for ..


I am not contesting Lok Sabha polls: Mullapally Ramachandran

Thiruvananthapuram: Outgoing Lok Sabha member and state Congress President Mullapally Ramachandran said on Tuesday that he will not ..


Crisis in Kerala Congress will end soon: Thomas Chazhikadan

Kottayam: Thomas Chazhikadan, the Lok Sabha candidate from Kottayam for Kerala Congress (Mani), an ally of the Congress-led United ..

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P C George hints contesting LS polls from Pathanamthitta

Kochi: Taking a dig at LDF’s Pathanamthitta candidate Veena George, PC George MLA asked what was the need for a ‘fallen ..

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Kerala Congress (M) leader quits party, posts in favour of PJ Joseph on FB

Kozhikode: Party workers are continuing to quit Kerala Congress (M) after P J Joseph was denied Kottayam seat to contest the upcoming ..

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Exclusion from draft Assam NRC will not affect voting rights for LS polls: ECI to SC

New Delhi: Allaying the fears of over 40 lakh persons whose names were not included in the draft Assam NRC, the Election Commission ..

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Maoist threat: Rahul Gandhi will not visit Vasanthakumar’s house in Wayanad

Thiruvananthapuram: Congress national president Rahul Gandhi, who will visit Kerala to officially launch the election campaign of the ..


Priests must refrain from election activities, says Idukki diocese circular

Idukki: The Idukki diocese has come out with a directive asking priests not to directly involve themselves in the Lok Sabha polls. ..


Infighting breaks out in Kerala Congress (M)

Kottayam: Intensive infighting has erupted in Kerala Congress (M) over party chairman K M Mani's decision to field his loyalist ..

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Be ready to face questions over 2014 poll promises: Shiv Sena to BJP

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday said the BJP should now be prepared to face questions from people over its 2014 poll promises of peace ..


Former KSU woman leader extends support to VP Sanu

Kozhikode: Former KSU woman leader has extended support to SFI leader V P Sanu, LDF candidate in Malappuram. KSU former district leader ..


Why doesn't the Congress mention economic reforms?

Since there is a dreary sameness about the speeches of both Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi, the commencement of the elections will ..


PM Modi advised us to choose content with message of inclusive India: Ranveer

Mumbai: PM Narendra Modi told young members of the film industry that they should choose content propagating the idea of "inclusive ..


Jose K Mani keeps secret alliance with LDF, alleges TU Kuruvila

Thodupuzha: Sharp criticisms are being raised against Kerala Congress over rejection of seat to senior leader PJ Joseph. Kerala Congress ..


Sabarimala issue: Kummanam criticises state Chief Electoral Officer

Thiruvananthapuram: BJP leader Kummanam Rajasekharan has criticised the State Chief Electoral Officer’s decision not to use the ..

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Party to decide on including Joseph into LDF fold if he quits, says Kodiyeri

Thiruvananthapuram: CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said that if PJ Joseph leaves Kerala Congress which is on the verge of ..


Meghalaya ruling alliance to jointly fight LS poll, BJP opts out

Shillong: Meghalaya's ruling alliance on Monday announced it would jointly field former Union minister Agatha K. Sangma from the ..


Karnataka reschedules CET exam for LS elections

Bengaluru: The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) on Monday announced that the Common Entrance Test (CET) would be held on April ..


Kummanam reaches Kerala: Party workers give warm welcome

Thiruvananthapuram: Kummanam Rajasekharan reached the capital after leaving the position of Mizoram governor as part of a move to return ..

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Split in Kerala Congress looks imminent: PJ Joseph to meet media soon

Thodupuzha: There was widespread discontent in Kerala Congress following the denial of Lok Sabha seat to PJ Joseph in Kottayam. Kerala ..

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LS polls: PC George to contest from Pathanamthitta

Pathanamthitta: MLA PC George will contest the Lok Sabha polls from Pathanamthitta, said reports. Sources revealed that an official ..


Not allowed to speak, CN Jayadevan leaves stage at election convention

Thrissur: Sitting MP CN Jayadevan left the stage after he was denied the opportunity to speak at LDF Thrissur Lok Sabha election convention ..


Kummanam back in Kerala politics from today; Modi wishes him good luck

Thiruvananthapuram: Kummanam Rajasekharan will reach the capital after leaving the position of Mizoram governor as part of a move to ..

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Social media do's and don'ts for candidates, parties

New Delhi: With the Election Commission outlining stringent guidelines for social media usage during elections, political parties and ..


Kerala Congress to field Thomas Chazhikadan in Kottayam

Kottayam: Putting an end to the rumours, the Kerala Congress has finally announced its candidate for Kottayam seat. The party has confirmed ..

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Most Rajya Sabha MPs target pension, says Major Ravi

Kochi: Film director Major Ravi raised an open criticism against Rajya Sabha MPs in India here on Monday. He stated that most of Rajya ..

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EC directive on Sabarimala illogical, says K Surendran

Kottayam: The BJP Monday termed as "illogical" the Election Commissions directive to political parties in Kerala that the ..


LS polls: Over 1.31 cr women,119 transgenders to vote in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: Over 1.31 crore women and 119 transgenders will be among the total of 2.54 crore voters in Kerala who are expected ..


EC introduces steps to improve voting process

New Delhi: From the faces of candidates with their respective party symbols on EVMs to the use of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail ..

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HC dismisses plea seeking speedy probe against Oommen Chandy in sexual assault case

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Monday dismissed in limine a plea seeking expeditious probe against senior Congress leader Oommen Chandy ..

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Congress to probe post-demonetisation deposits if voted to power

New Delhi: Lambasting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for destroying the economy through demonetisation, the Congress on Monday claimed ..


LDF candidate P Rajeev kick-starts campaign in Ernakulam

Kochi: With Lok Sabha polls round the corner, LDF candidate P Rajeev has kick-started his election campaign in Ernakulam. while addressing ..

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Kerala Congress constituent committees against Joseph’s candidacy

Kottayam: The seat sharing issue in Kerala Congress is heating up with the Mani group making a move against Joseph group. Constituent ..


LS Polls: EC unveils app to keep tab on violators of model code of conduct

In order to empower citizens in the Lok Sabha 2019 polls, the Election Commission (EC) has introduced app at pan India level whereby ..

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RBI had observed govt's arguments in favour of demonetisation did not hold: Cong

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday claimed that the RBI, at a high-level meeting hours before the announcement of demonetisation, had ..

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SFI leader hacked in Parassala; 2 BJP workers arrested

Thiruvananthapuram: A Students' Federation of India (SFI) leader was attacked allegedly by BJP workers at Parassala in the district, ..


LDF kick-starts campaign; Cong, BJP yet to finalise candidates

Thiruvananthapuram: With the crucial Lok Sabha polls falling on April 23 in Kerala, the ruling LDF has kick-started its social media ..

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Congress to announce candidates’ list by Friday

New Delhi: The congress screening committee meeting summoned to confirm the candidates for the Lok Sabha polls dispersed without taking ..

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This LS polls, candidates will have to advertise their criminal records

New Delhi: The Election Commission has made it compulsory for candidates contesting polls to advertise their criminal antecedents in ..


Assets the reason behind all church disputes in Kerala, opines HC

Kochi: The High Court has made a crucial observation in the church dispute case. The HC opined that assets were the reason behind all ..


Plastic flex boards banned during poll campaigns

Kochi: The High Court has issued an interim order imposing a ban on using flex boards during election campaigns. The HC order has clarified ..

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Do not use Sabarimala issue for election campaign: Chief Electoral Officer

Thiruvananthapuram: State Chief Electoral Officer Teeka Ram Meena stated that using Sabarimala issue as part of the campaign for the ..

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MV Jayarajan to be CPM Kannur district secretary

Kannur: MV Jayarajan was selected as CPM Kannur district secretary. The decision was taken after present district secretary P Jayarajan ..


Sudhakaran not to contest LS polls; Interested in state politics

Kochi: K Sudhakaran has announced that he doesn’t intend to contest the LS polls. He clarified that he is interested to be in ..


RMP to contest in 4 seats including Vadakara

Thiruvananthapuram: The Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) has decided to contest from 4 seats including Vadakara for the April 23 Lok ..


BJP in dilemma over candidature; wants Kummanam to spearhead NDA

Kochi: Demands are surfacing to bring former Mizoram governor Kummanam Rajasekharan to NDA leadership. BJP state president Sreedharan ..

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EC appoints three special observers for Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) has formed a committee comprising three "eminent" members to assess the situation ..

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Kerala Congress on the verge of split; Chandy not to contest

Thiruvannathapuram: Former chief minister Oommen Chandy has put an end to all rumours of him contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha polls ..

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Modi ruling like a dictator; Cong leader Vijayashanti

Hyderabad: Congress leader Vijayashanti hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging he was ruling like a dictator, making people ..


Enough is enough, we cannot keep suffering till eternity: PM

Ghaziabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday issued a stern warning to terrorist forces targeting India, saying the country cannot ..


Innocent will contest polls under CPM’s symbol

Thiruvananthapuram: This time in the Lok Sabha elections, CPM has made its best efforts to keep aside fielding independent candidates ..

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EC to announce LS poll dates today evening

New Delhi: The Election Commission will announce the Lok Sabha poll schedule at 5 pm on Sunday. The Assembly polls will be held in ..


Pressure to contest from Ponnani; Kunhalikutty refuses to give in

Kozhikode: The leadership of Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) rejected the demand to exchange the constituencies of the sitting ..

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Cong, BJP trade barbs over Nirav Modi; Govt says taking all steps to extradite him from UK

New Delhi: The Congress and the BJP traded barbs on Saturday over a media report that PNB scam accused Nirav Modi was living in a swanky ..


EC asks parties to desist from using photo of soldiers in campaign

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday asked political parties to desist from displaying photographs of defence personnel ..


After AKG, Kummanam is the only leader who won hearts of Kerala people

Kozhikode: BJP state general secretary M T Ramesh said that Kummanam Rajashekaran is the only person after AKG who had gained a place ..