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  • Congress admits ex-BJP Minister Krishnaiah Shetty into its fold 23-03-2014 11:10 PM

    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...
  • Sunanda Pushkar's death shocks Kerala capital 17-01-2014 11:46 PM

    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...
  • High command to take a decision on next KPCC president, says Thankachan 02-01-2014 05:18 PM

    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...
  • KPCC chief defends his comments, says loans to minorities will be a boost 07-10-2013 12:43 PM

    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...
  • Why is Karnataka Congress Chief embarrassing his own party government? 07-10-2013 11:35 AM

    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 07-10-2013 07:28 AM

    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...
  • Allies meet Sonia Gandhi, suggest Ramesh Chennithala be made a minister 30-09-2013 12:57 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram:The now-on and now-off 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...
  • Sonia Gandhi to inaugurate campus for development studies in Kerala 28-08-2013 12:44 PM

    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...
  • Hectic lobbying for posts after Congress wins Karnataka by-polls 27-08-2013 12:33 PM

    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...
  • Emergent notices issued to Congress President Sonia, others 08-04-2013 09:56 PM

    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...
  • Cong prepares candidate list for Ktk snap polls 03-01-2012 02:20 PM

    Bangalore: The opposition Congress in Karnataka will complete the process of identifying probable candidates in 150 Assembly segments in the state by March-end 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...
  • Mullaperiyar row: LDF to organise human wall 08-12-2011 07:20 AM

    Idukki: KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala will stage a fast in front of the Martyrs Column in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday, as part of a state-wide 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...
  • Kerala Congress opposes FDI in retail 28-11-2011 08:18 AM

    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...
  • K'taka Cong delegation meets PM on Guv's report 21-05-2011 05:42 PM

    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...
  • UDF, KPCC to discuss poor showing: Chennithala 14-05-2011 03:32 PM

    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...
  • UDF's e-campaign elicits keen response in Kerala 17-04-2011 03:24 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The e-campaign launched by Congress-led 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 e-campaign, the website...
  • KPCC president locked in battle with CPI nominee 09-04-2011 11:06 AM

    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...
  • LDF rule steeped in corruption in Kerala: Sonia 06-04-2011 12:58 PM

    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...
  • Case against Kerala minister for slapping voter 30-03-2011 11:22 AM

    Kollam: CPI leader and Kerala Food Minister C Divakaran, seeking re-election 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 cooked-up story. In his complaint, one Sudhakaran alleged...
  • Cong stages dharna demanding BSY's resignation 26-03-2011 04:36 PM

    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 raised slogans...
  • Electioneering gains momentum in Kerala 23-03-2011 12:23 PM

    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 140-member House. CPM headed Left Democratic Front (LDF) is way ahead in their...
  • Two ministers dropped from CPI's first list 17-03-2011 02:29 PM

    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...
  • 'Cong will choose leader after Kerala poll' 07-03-2011 02:06 PM

    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 meet-the-press programme here, he said the leader of...
  • Scam tainted Yeddyurappa declares assets 06-02-2011 06:08 PM

    New Delhi: He is accused of siphoning of hundreds of crores from the state exchequer but chief minister BS Yeddyurappa claims that he doesn't even own a car. The chief minister who has been involved in one graft charge after another declared his assets on Sunday to the public. According...
  • Former governor SM Krishna returns to state politics 17-03-2008 12:25 PM

    Margao: The Goa Cricket Selection Committee dropped skipper Swapnil Asnodkar for the next two Ranji Plate division matches following his controversial decision to agree for a draw against Maharashtra. Young Keen Vaz has been named as his replacement for the next two matches, Goa Cricket Association secretary Prasad Phaterpekar said...