KM MANI

  • Kerala liquor ban: KM Mani in a fix, probe ordered over bribery allegations November 2, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a huge blow to Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani, an investigation has been ordered against him for allegedly demanding Rs 5 crore bribe for renewing licenses of closed bars. Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala has ordered a vigilance enquiry against Mani following a letter from Leader of Opposition VS...
  • Kerala: Bar owners' body accuses Minister of demanding Rs 5 crore bribe for renewing licenses November 1, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In what means major trouble for the Oommen Chandy government in Kerala, the Kerala Bar Owners Association has accused the state's Finance Minister KM Mani of demanding a bribe of Rs 5 crore for renewing the licenses of closed bars. The association claimed that it gave in to the...
  • Kerala budget focuses on agriculture sector and farmers January 24, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala budget for the year 201415 gave more prominence to farmers and the agriculture sector. The Budget presented by Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani has set aside about Rs 50 crore for an income guaranteed scheme. The scheme benefits farmers cultivating within two hectares of land in case their crops...
  • Kerala speaker sad over year of least sittings December 27, 2013

    Kerala assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan said on Friday that he was deeply saddened that in the year 2013, the house saw only 37 sittings. And even in those few sittings, there were uproarious scenes on many days. "Not much deliberation has taken place. This is not good for parliamentary democracy. I...
  • Kerala's finances not in pink of health: state Finance Minister September 14, 2013

    Kerala's financial position is "certainly not in the pink of health", admitted state Finance Minister KM Mani. "Kerala's financial position is certainly not in the pink of health, but due to cautious managing of the finances, we are able to go forward. A white paper is not required," Mani told IANS. The...
  • Kerala's Mani honoured at UK Parliament September 7, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Congress leader and FinanceLaw Minister K M Mani, who holds a record as a legislator in the Kerala Assembly for an uninterrupted 47 years, representing Pala constituency, added one more feather in his cap on Thursday by addressing the IndoBritish Parliamentary Group at a meeting held at the...
  • K M Mani to be honoured by British house of commons August 24, 2012

    Veteran Kerala Congress leader and State Finance Minister K M Mani is all set to create history by entering the British House of Commons as a special invitee.The strongman from Pala, who has an unmatched record in the country of registering 10 victories successively from the same Assembly segment, is...
  • Kerala: SIT to grill Mani on Monday June 29, 2012

    Kochi: The special investigation team (SIT), will interrogate M M Mani, former Idukki district secretary of the CPM, on Monday as Kerala High Court gave nod to continue the probe into the murders revealed by him in the controversial speech. The decision was taken at a meeting of the SIT...
  • Mullaperiyar: Rs 50 cr earmarked for new dam March 19, 2012

    Thiruvanathapuram: Reiterating its commitment to build a new dam at Mullaperiyar in place of the existing 116 yearold structure there, Kerala budget on Monday set apart Rs 50 crore for initial expense for the construction. Presenting the budget for the year 20122013, Finance Minister KM Mani termed the dam safety issue...
  • No question of going back on new dam: Kerala December 10, 2011

    Kottayam: Countering Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's contention that Kerala was spreading unfounded scare over Mullaperiyar dam issue, Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani on Saturday said there was no question of going back on its stand that a new dam alone was the solution for the longdrawn tangle. "For building a...
  • Kerala: 2 cabinet berths for KC(M), IUML gets 4 May 18, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: The tough bargaining for ministerial posts among the UDF constituents has ended with the Kerala Congress(M) accepting two berths, with a promise of getting an additional berth in the near future, and the IUML four. KC(M) Chairman KM Mani will be the new Finance Minister while PJ Joseph gets...