Oommen Chandy

  • 118 Kerala nurses in Libya want to return Yesterday

    Thiruvananthapuram: A total of 118 Kerala nurses working in Libya want to return home in India, said a Kerala government official on Tuesday. Speaking to an agency, P Sudeep, chief executive officer of Norka (the state agency that looks after the welfare of non-resident Keralites), said the agency has opened a...
  • Meeting on July 11 to discuss nurses rehabilitation issue July 7, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday informed the assembly that a meeting would be held on July 11 to discuss issues related to rehabilitation of 46 Keralite nurses, who returned after being stranded in violence hit region in Iraq. The nurses and the institutions that had offered jobs to...
  • Iraq crisis: Nurses to reunite with their families on Saturday July 5, 2014

    All the 46 nurses who have been in captivity in Tikrit since June 11 were released by ISIS in Mosul. A special Indian plane will now take the nurses from Erbil, Iraq to Kochi, Kerala to reunite with their families. ...
  • Iraq crisis: 116 Indians to reach home on Saturday, efforts on to rescue others in captivity July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: As many as 116 Indians including 46 nurses from Kerala will reach India on Saturday morning, reassured the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday evening. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that an Air India aircraft has flown from New Delhi and is expected to reach Erbil, Iraq, late on...
  • Iraq crisis: Nurses will reach Kochi on Saturday, confirms Kerala CM July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday confirmed that all the 46 Indian nurses who are now free from the clutches of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants will reach India on Saturday in a special aircraft. Chandy said that the nurses were on their way to...
  • Iraq crisis: Indian nurses will be flown from Erbil to Kochi in a special aircraft July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: All the 46 Indian nurses released by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants will be flown directly from Erbil in Kurdistan to Kochi in a special aircraft, sources said. The nurses are expected to reach Kochi at around 7 am on Saturday. Sources have told...
  • Congress meeting on June 21 in Kozhikode June 19, 2014

    Kozhikode : A meeting of Congress leaders including those at the Panchayat, block and mandalam level in the five districts in northern Kerala, presided over by KPCC President V M Sudheeran, will be held here on June 21. Speaking to media persons here on Thursday, Kozhikode District Congress Committee, President...
  • Get clearances, go ahead: Kerala CM on Aranmula airport project May 30, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The proposed Rs 2,000-crore KGS Aranmula international airport project in Kerala can go ahead if its promoters get the required environment clearance, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Friday. The proposed project suffered a huge setback on Wednesday when a tribunal cancelled its environment clearance. "The state government is not...
  • Will wait on proposed PMO in every state: Oommen Chandy May 28, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said his government will wait and see what the proposed Prime Minister's Office in every state is going to do. "I read in the media about this proposal by the new central government that there will be a PMO in every state. We...
  • Kerala CM Oommen Chandy to skip Modi's swearing ceremony May 25, 2014

    Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is not attending the swearing in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister in New Delhi on Monday, citing pre-scheduled engagements in the state, which prompted the BJP to term the decision as "unfortunate". According to the Chief Minister's Office sources, Chandy had received the invitation...
  • She Taxi launched in Kochi May 19, 2014

    Kochi: The Kerala government will extend all possible support for further expansion of the She Taxi service, owned and operated by women entrepreneurs for women travellers, to more cities in the state, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday said. "The initiative was a big success in Thiruvananthapuram. The government allotted special...
  • BJP's defeat in Kerala shows Kerala's secular nature: Oommen Chandy May 17, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala is the only major state, where the Congress-led UDF has done well and the BJP has failed to open its account. Kerala Chief Minister Ommen Chandy said that it is the victory of the people and his strength is people. He said that though the Congress has been...
  • Poll outcome in Kerala to be crucial for Oommen Chandy May 15, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: With less than 24 hours to go for counting, the results of the 20 Lok Sabha seat in Kerala will have its impact on the internal dynamics of the ruling Congress-led UDF and Opposition LDF though two more years are left for the state Assembly elections. It is all the...
  • Fight has narrowed between Congress and BJP, says Oommen Chandy April 19, 2014

    Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy on Saturday said the fight in the Lok Sabha elections has narrowed between Congress and BJP, each representing different ideologies. Though there were many players in the battle at the national level, the choice of the people of late had come down to the two parties,...
  • Kerala to demand relaxation in Model Code of Conduct April 16, 2014

    Kerala government has decided to demand a relaxation in the Model Code of Conduct issued by the Election Commission, for the smooth conduct of administrative affairs of the state, where the Lok Sabha polls were held on April 10. During the cabinet briefing in Kerala on Wednesday, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy...
  • No Modi or BJP wave in Kerala, says Oommen Chandy April 14, 2014

    Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday said BJP is involved in a person-centric election campaign and there was neither a "Modi wave" nor "BJP wave" in the run-up to the Lok Saba elections in Bangalore. "...BJP is campaigning with only one slogan, they are campaigning not for BJP but for...
  • LS polls: Can UDF repeat its 2009 show in Kerala, can BJP win a seat? April 9, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The state of Kerala is all set to go for polls in all 20 constituencies on April 10. With high voltage election campaigns coming to an end on April 8, both the LDF (Left Democratic Front) and UDF (United Democratic Front) are hoping to improve their performance. Political experts in...
  • Chandy need not quit in view of HC order: Antony March 29, 2014

    Senior Congress leader and Defence Minister AK Antony on Saturday said there was no need for Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to quit in view of the Kerala High Court ordering a CBI probe into the land grab cases involving his former gunman Salim Raj. "The Government as well as the Congress...
  • Setback for Kerala CM, HC orders CBI probe against his former gunman March 28, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court has ordered to hand over the probe of the land grab cases against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's former gunman Salim Raj to the CBI. In the order the High Court has observed that alleged involvement of the personal staff members of the Chief Minister's office in...
  • Italian marines case: Don't succumb to foreign pressure, Chandy tells PM March 21, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh requesting him to not succumb to foreign pressure in the Italian marines case. Chandy appealed to the PM to not release the duo without a trial. "Ever since the killing of the two fishermen, the entire people...
  • Oommen Chandy targets Modi, calls him 'exponent of separatism' March 20, 2014

    Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday made a blistering attack on BJP's Prime Minister candiate Narendra Modi saying the party is projecting a person who is the "exponent of separatism" in the country. "Congress stands for unity in the country while BJP is trying to create separatism and that is...
  • Narendra Modi is the most searched Chief Minister on Google March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: As India inches closer towards general elections, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has emerged as the most searched chief minister on search giant Google. According to Google Trends, the Gujarat Chief Minister topped the tally, followed by Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa Jayaram, Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav, West...
  • Sheila Dikshit to be sworn in as Kerala Governor today March 11, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit will be sworn in as Kerala Governor on Tuesday. She was accorded a reception on her arrival at the airport on Monday. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, his wife Mariyamma Oommen, Speaker G Karthikeyan, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala and senior government officials welcomed her. She succeeds...
  • RSP to join Congress-led UDF, set back for Left in Kerala March 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Trouble for the Left Democratic Front (LDF) as the Revolutionary Socialist party (RSP) is all set to join the Congress-led UDF. The decision was taken at a meeting held between the RSP leaders and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, KPCC President VM Sudheeran and state Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala. The...
  • Kerala CM wants Centre to accept its proposal on Western Ghat report March 4, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday told the Centre it will have to implement his government's recommendations on Kasturirangan report on the Western Ghats. Chandy said that the human inhabitation areas, agriculture land and plantation areas will have to be avoided in the area which the Centre wants to...
  • Kerala village achieves 100 per cent e-literacy March 2, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: A nearby village panchayat has been declared as the first e-literate panchayat, marking a milestone in Kerala's bid to become the first e-literate state in the country. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy made the declaration of Pallichal panchayat becoming the first e-literate grass root level civic unit via video conferencing on...
  • Mata Amritanandamayi says the institution was an 'open book', dismisses allegations February 22, 2014

    Spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi on Saturday dismissed the allegations levelled against her mutt by one of her former disciples and said the institution was an "open book" and all its functions were transparent. Speaking at its spiritual centre 'Bramasthan' in Palakkad district, she said the mutt has not done anything wrong...
  • Solar scam accused Saritha Nair released on bail February 21, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Solar scam accused Saritha Nair has been released on bail after about eight months in jail. She was accused in about 31 cases and was arrested in June 2013. Saritha along with her partner Biju Radhakrishnan allegedly defrauded people by offering solar energy solutions, collected money and failed on their...
  • Sonia Gandhi in Kerala today to kickstart Lok Sabha election campaign February 15, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: AICC chief Sonia Gandhi will launch the party's Lok Sabha poll campaign in Kerala on Saturday at a special convention to be held in Kochi even as the state Congress is yet to complete seat-sharing within the ruling UDF it heads. Besides energising party functionaries as well as the rank...
  • Kerala: Voters see not much difference between Congress, communists February 4, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala is one state where the Left Democratic Front (LDF) is hoping to have some advantage in the 2014 elections, but the political climate in the state is not completely in support of either the Communist Party of India-Marxist-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) or the Congress-led United Democratic Front...