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  • Antony criticises Modi government over FDI move in defence June 25, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Defence minister and senior Congress leader AK Antony on Wednesday criticised the Narendra Modiled NDA government for its move to allow 100 per cent foreign investment in defence sector and alleged it was aimed at appeasing multinationals and corporates. Speaking at a function at the KPCC office, he said...
  • SM Krishna denied Rajya Sabha renomination, revolt in Karnataka Congress June 11, 2014

    Bangalore: It is now Krishna versus Krishna in the state Congress. The denial of Rajya Sabha renomination to former chief minister SM Krishna has led to a revolt in the Karnataka Congress. The Congress high command has fielded its spokesperson and Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore professor MV Rajeev...
  • Agreement on bar licences to be arrived at after discussion: Kerala CM April 30, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Admitting that there were problems in taking a decision on liquor policy, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said an agreement would be arrived at in Congress and ruling UDF through discussions. Responding to reporters' queries during a Cabinet briefing on the issue of granting licences to 418...
  • Congress admits ex-BJP Minister Krishnaiah Shetty into its fold March 23, 2014

    The ruling Congress in Karnataka on Sunday decided to induct former BJP minister Krishnaiah Shetty, who was a co-accused along with former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa in an alleged land scam. Congress central ledership has given the green signal for entry of Shetty who was a member of the Yeddyurappa cabinet...
  • Sunanda Pushkar's death shocks Kerala capital January 17, 2014

    The news of the death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, came as a shock tonight to the people in Thiruvananthapuram which Tharoor contested and won easily in his electoral debut in 2009 Lok Sabha polls. Congress party in the state is yet to react to the development...
  • High command to take a decision on next KPCC president, says Thankachan January 2, 2014

    Congress high command would take a decision on who the next KPCC President will be, UDF Convenor, PP Thankachan said on Thursday. The post had fallen vacant following the elevation of Ramesh Chennithala as Home Minister in the Oommen Chandy cabinet. "KPCC presidents are not appointed on the basis of group or...
  • KPCC chief defends his comments, says loans to minorities will be a boost October 7, 2013

    Bangalore: Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President G Parameshwara on Monday defended his statement on repayment of loans by the minority community. He said he was only trying to extend help to the community and that he didn't mean that anyone should be allowed to flout the law. "I had said...
  • Why is Karnataka Congress Chief embarrassing his own party government? October 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Knowingly or unknowingly, the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) chief Dr G Parameshwara has walked into a trap. His statement "Even if they (minorities) don't repay loan, it is not a problem. Many others also owe thousands of crores" has given powerful ammunition to the opposition BJP in...
  • Not a problem if minorities do not repay government loans: KPCC chief October 7, 2013

    Bangalore: In a race to appease the minorities ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President G Parameshwara urged the state body to provide Muslims with more loans. He also suggested that loans as much as 50 lakh must be provided to the minorities. "Give them...
  • Allies meet Sonia Gandhi, suggest Ramesh Chennithala be made a minister September 30, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram:The nowon and nowoff talk of accommodating KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala in the UDF ministry in Kerala has once again gained currency with key partners putting across this as an option to strengthen the Front ahead of Lok Sabha polls during their meeting with Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. During their interaction...
  • Sonia Gandhi to inaugurate campus for development studies in Kerala August 28, 2013

    Setting a model for the party in other states, Congress in Kerala is all set to become the first state unit to have a full-fledged academic campus for development studies, to be be inaugurated by AICC President Sonia Gandhi at Neyyar near here on September 7. Named as Rajiv Gandhi Institute...
  • Hectic lobbying for posts after Congress wins Karnataka by-polls August 27, 2013

    Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is in New Delhi to meet the Congress high command to get a pat on his back for his party's spectacular victory in the recently held by-polls. In Andhra Pradesh, the protest against the formation of Telangana continues as YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy has...
  • KPCC defends Oommen Chandy, says CM won't quit July 9, 2013

    Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President Ramesh Chennithala said on Tuesday, "There is a lot of evidence to believe that the (solar panel) crisis has been precipitated by the group war inside the Congress." ...
  • Emergent notices issued to Congress President Sonia, others April 8, 2013

    Bangalore: Karnataka High Court on Monday ordered issue of emergent notices to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and state PCC chief G Parameshwara on a petition seeking a probe into alleged collection of funds from party members seeking tickets for the May 5 state Assembly polls. Justice Abdul Nazeer ordered issue...
  • Sonia does not want to change KPCC president August 24, 2012

    Bangalore: The party supremo Sonia Gandhi in a meeting with top state Congress leaders in New Delhi on Wednesday conveyed the message that there will be no change of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) till the next Assembly elections.The meeting was convened by AICC general secretary Madhusudan Mistry. Speaking to...
  • Kerala: It's Cong Young Turks vs PC George August 6, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Despite efforts from various quarters including Union Defence Minister A K Antony to assuage the sentiments of Young Turks in the Congress over the reported insults made by Government Chief Whip P C George, many MLAs are heading for a showdown with the latter and to put him in...
  • Case exposes Achuthanandan's true face: Cong January 14, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Rejecting CPI(M) veteran VS Achuthanandan's contention that the vigilance case against him in a land allotment scam was a political conspiracy, the Congress in Kerala on Saturday said the preliminary probe in the matter revealed the true face of Achuthanandan. "His mask is off. He has always claimed himself to...
  • Cong prepares candidate list for Ktk snap polls January 3, 2012

    Bangalore: The opposition Congress in Karnataka will complete the process of identifying probable candidates in 150 Assembly segments in the state by Marchend in anticipation of a snap poll this year. Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President G Parameshwara said observers from All India Congress Committee (AICC) are already on the job. "Simultaneously,...
  • Mullaperiyar row: LDF to organise human wall December 8, 2011

    Idukki: KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala will stage a fast in front of the Martyrs Column in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday, as part of a statewide UDF campaign for a permanent solution to the Mullaperiyar dam issue. The ruling LDF will be organising a human wall from Mullaperiyar in Idukki district to Kochi....
  • Kerala Congress opposes FDI in retail November 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Protesting the approval of the FDI in retail, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) Chief Ramesh Chennithala has written to the Prime Minister opposing the nod from the government. Chennithala said, "I have written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh opposing the Union Cabinet decision to throw open the doors of...
  • K'taka Cong delegation meets PM on Guv's report May 21, 2011

    New Delhi: A delegation of Congress leaders from Karnataka on Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanding immediate appropriate action on Governor H R Bhardwaj's report to the Centre recommending dismissal of the B S Yeddyurappa government in the state. The delegation included KPCC president G Parameshwar and the Leader of...
  • UDF, KPCC to discuss poor showing: Chennithala May 14, 2011

    Kochi: A day after Congress led UDF scrapped through to power in Kerala, the party on Saturday admitted that the margin was below expectations and would meet soon to discuss the reasons for it. "The Congress and UDF front will meet soon to discuss various reasons for winning fewer seats this...
  • UDF's ecampaign elicits keen response in Kerala April 17, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: The ecampaign launched by Congressled UDF for last week's Kerala polls has received huge response, with over 18 lakh netizens visiting the websites and profiles of UDF, KPCC and its President Ramesh Chennithala since the announcement of election dates. According to Ranjith Balan, architect of UDF's ecampaign, the website was...
  • KPCC president locked in battle with CPI nominee April 9, 2011

    Haripad: This rural assembly segment in Kerala's rice bowl Kuttanad has gained greater political significance with the entry of KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala as the UDF candidate. The LDF has pitted CPI's G Krishna Prasad to take on the heavyweight contestant of the Congress.It is rather unusual for PCC presidents entering...
  • LDF rule steeped in corruption in Kerala: Sonia April 6, 2011

    Harippad: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday alleged that "scams and corruptions" were the hallmark of LDF government in Kerala and called CPM a party lacking ideologies and principles. Under the LDF rule, Kerala has slipped behind in every sector as CPM was always opposed to "every modern, forward looking development",...
  • Case against Kerala minister for slapping voter March 30, 2011

    Kollam: CPI leader and Kerala Food Minister C Divakaran, seeking reelection from Karunagappally assembly segment on Tuesday landed in trouble with police registering a case against him for allegedly slapping a voter. Divakaran, however, denied the charge saying that it was a cookedup story. In his complaint, one Sudhakaran alleged that the...
  • Cong stages dharna demanding BSY's resignation May 15, 2011

    Bangalore: The Opposition Congress on Saturday staged a dharna in Bangalore demanding immediate resignation by Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, against whom a local court has ordered a probe into allegations of corruption. The Congress leaders and activists who assembled in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue here...
  • Electioneering gains momentum in Kerala March 23, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Battle lines are drawn in Kerala for the April 13 assembly polls with Congress, the main partner in United Democratic Front (UDF) also announcing their list of candidates in 81 constituencies it is contesting in the 140member House. CPM headed Left Democratic Front (LDF) is way ahead in their campaign...
  • Two ministers dropped from CPI's first list March 17, 2011

    Thiruvanathapuram: Eight sitting MLAs including two ministers and Deputy Speaker do not figure in the first list of candidates released by CPI here for the April 13 Kerala assembly polls. Revenue Minister K P Rajendran, Forest Minister Binoy Viswom and Deputy Speaker Jose Baby missed out following the party's decision not...
  • 'Cong will choose leader after Kerala poll' March 7, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: The general practice in the Congress was that it would not project a leader as chief ministerial candidate during campaign for assembly elections, former KPCC president K Muraleedharan, who was recently taken back to the party, said on Monday. Addressing a meetthepress programme here, he said the leader of the...