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  • Mizoram: Nearly two-third voters cast ballot for lone Lok Sabha seat, Assembly by-poll 11-04-2014 12:02 AM

    Aizawl: Despite the heat, nearly two-thirds of the voters cast their ballots on Friday for the lone Lok Sabha seat and in a by-poll for an assembly segment in mountainous Mizoram, officials said in Aizawl. In the last Lok Sabha elections in 2009, the voter turnout was around 51 per...
  • LS poll: Voting for lone seat in Mizoram on Friday 10-04-2014 11:14 AM

    Polling for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Mizoram which is witnessing a three-cornered contest, will be held on Friday along with the by-poll to Hrangturzo Assembly seat. The triangular contest is among ruling Congress, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and United Democratic Front (UDF), which is an alliance of eight...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Kerala records 70 per cent voter turnout till 5 pm 10-04-2014 07:39 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: 57.3 per cent voting was registered till 3 pm in all the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in Kerala on Thursday. Voters began to trickle in most of the polling stations as soon as the polling began at 7 am, to choose their representatives for the 16th Lok Sabha. At...
  • LS polls: Can UDF repeat its 2009 show in Kerala, can BJP win a seat? 09-04-2014 02:36 PM

    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...
  • BJP's Rajagopal hopeful of winning Thiruvananthapuram 08-04-2014 05:43 PM

    BJP veteran O Rajagopal, engaged in a hard battle with the UDF and LDF contestants in Thiruvananthapuram to end his party's electoral jinx in Kerala, said the wind was blowing in his way this time due to a host of factors including the enthusiasm generated for the party's Prime Minister...
  • Shashi Tharoor accused of bribing pastors in a bid to buy Christian votes 07-04-2014 07:47 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: In what could spell major trouble for the parliamentary ambitions of Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the BJP have filed a complaint with the Election Commission against the United Democratic Front candidate Shashi Tharoor stating that he had violated the election code of conduct....
  • Will Innocent be able to change the fortunes of Malayalee actors in politics? 06-04-2014 12:10 PM

    Chalakudy: If huge crowds are anything to go by, then veteran Malayalee actor Innocent could be a front-runner in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Innocent is the Independent candidate from Chalakudy, supported by the Left. The actor-turned-politician has been inspired by his recent battle with cancer, to work for the...
  • Kerala poll tracker: UDF ahead with 11-17 seats, LDF 4-8 01-04-2014 08:49 PM

    The ruling Congress led United Democratic Front (UDF) is likely to retain its hold over Kerala. According to CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti national election tracker, the UDF is expected to get 11-17 seats in the Lok Sabha elections. The main opposition, CPM led Left Democratic Front (LDF) is likely to get just 4-8...
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Tharoor faces stiff competition from BJP, Left 26-03-2014 10:38 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Minister of State for Human resources Shashi Tharoor is facing stiff competition from the Left Front and the Bharatiya Janata Party in Thiruvananthapuram. Warm handshakes, sipping tea and posing for photographs is the mood on the streets of Thiruvananthapuram when Shashi Tharoor goes out to meet people. Tharoor is...
  • MA Baby vs NK Premachandran: Friends turn foes in Kollam constituency 24-03-2014 01:59 PM

    Kollam: An unusual battle is taking place in the Kollam Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala where the CPIM's MA Baby is pitted against his former comrade who is being fielded by the UDF. With red garlands, crackers and warm handshakes, former minister MA Baby starts his day early, walking down...
  • Four in fray for lone Lok Sabha seat in Mizoram 22-03-2014 05:47 PM

    Four candidates are in the fray for elections to Mizoram's lone Lok Sabha seat on April 9 with filing of nominations ending on Saturday, returning officer for the polls and district deputy commissioner Juhi Mukherjee said. Mukherjee told PTI that two candidates Robert Romawia Royte of opposition alliance United Democratic...
  • Kerala LS polls: Tharoor ahead in race, AAP may not open account 19-03-2014 11:54 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: With less than a month for the state to go to polls, the parties have begun their campaigns in full vigour. Political speeches, loudspeakers announcing the quality of the candidates, election conventions, and candidates visiting voters are the order of the day. Political analysts feel that the electoral climate...
  • Nearly 20 lakh new voters in Kerala 15-03-2014 02:11 PM

    Nearly 20 lakh more voters will be exercising their franchise in Kerala in the April 10 Lok Sabha polls compared to parliamentary elections held in 2009. According to the present electoral roll, the total number of voters in the state is 2,37,92,270 against 2,18,59,536 in the previous period. Of the...
  • Left front candidates in Kerala guest artistes: Congress 14-03-2014 03:22 PM

    The Congress on Friday described the Left Front candidates in Kerala as "guest artistes" and wanted to know why the CPM has fielded a few non-party workers. Congress state president VM Sudheeran told reporters here that for a party that once had legends like EMS Namboodiripad, today, "it looks their...
  • LS polls: CPI-M announces 15 candidates from Kerala 13-03-2014 07:32 PM

    The Communist Party of India-Marxist has announced its list of 15 candidates from Kerala. The state has 20 Lok Sabha seats. CPI-M which has a strong political base and popular leaders in Kerala has sprung a surprise by shortlisting some independents as its candidates for the general elections. Here is...
  • Left in disarray after RSP left it: Kerala CM 13-03-2014 05:23 PM

    New Delhi: Days after RSP defected from Left front to join the ruling UDF in Kerala, an upbeat Chief Minister Oomen Chandy on Thursday said the development is a "morale booster" for the Congress-led alliance and reflects disarray and demoralisation in the rival LDF. Seeing it as a "big blow"...
  • Political climate in favour of UDF, asserts Chandy 11-03-2014 09:12 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Buoyant over Centre issuing draft notification addressing state concern on Kasturirangan report and RSP joining the ruling UDF, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday said political climate in the state was in favour of Congress. "The UDF government was not worried over its thin majority so far. So,...
  • RSP to join Congress-led UDF, set back for Left in Kerala 10-03-2014 10:46 AM

    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...
  • Parties, coalitions in Kerala busy finalising candidates 06-03-2014 02:21 PM

    With the deadline for filing nominations for the April 10 Lok Sabha polls in Kerala fast approaching, political parties have gone into a huddle to finalise contestants for the 20 seats and start a high voltage campaign with local topics figuring as prominently as national issues. While almost all 16...
  • Kerala: UDF, LDF to soon decide on candidate selection for upcoming polls 05-03-2014 01:46 PM

    With Lok Sabha elections in Kerala scheduled for April 10, ruling Congress-led UDF and the opposition CPI(M)-led LDF are expediting the seat-sharing arrangement and candidate selection for the 20 seats at stake to meet the fast approaching deadline. Though initial rounds of talks have already been underway, a clear picture...
  • Western Ghats report may spoil the chances of Congress 03-03-2014 04:32 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The implementation of Dr K Kasturirangan committee report aimed at preserving the Western Ghats will have its implications in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections with the Congress expected to be the worst sufferer. The hunger strike by the Western Ghats people protection committee has entered the sixth day with...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Alliances in South India 25-02-2014 11:25 AM

    New Delhi: Every five years political alliances change in India. Friends turn foes and foes turn friends. Old alliance break and new alliance are forged. Sometimes this drama continues till the last date. Since 1989, India has been a country run by different coalitions. The last single party government was...
  • Sonia Gandhi to start Lok Sabha campaign in Kerala on Saturday 11-02-2014 05:15 PM

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi will kickstart the election campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls of the Congress-led UDF in Kochi on Saturday. Addressing his first press conference after taking over as president of the Congress in the state, VM Sudheeran said his first priority would be to see that...
  • Modi evokes TP Chandersekharan's murder case in his speech 09-02-2014 10:53 PM

    Addressing a rally in Thiruvananthapuram, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said that if UDF and LDF had not been hand in gloves with each other then the killers of TP Chandrasekharan would have been caught by now. ...
  • Kerala: Communists stage a walk out over LPG price hike 06-01-2014 01:15 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Left Democratic Front walked out of Kerala Assembly over the price rise of LPG cylinders. From January 15, the CPI (M) is organising satyagrahas in at least 10 centres each in all the 140 assembly constituencies. MLA Thomas Issac presented the notice for adjournment motion and said 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...
  • 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...
  • Kerala policemen brutally assault protestor waving black flag at CM 06-09-2013 09:48 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy seems to be continuing to bear the brunt of the solar scam. In further embarrassment, the police were seen attacking an Opposition protestor who was waving a black flag at CM Oommen Chandy. A policeman allegedly repeatedly assaulted the protestor's private parts even as...
  • Kerala govt writes to HC seeking services of sitting judge to probe solar scam 02-09-2013 12:54 PM

    Kerala government has once again sought the services of a sitting High Court judge to probe the solar scam which has been used by the CPI-M led LDF opposition to attack the ruling UDF for the past three months. The government, in a letter to the Court Registrar, sought the...
  • Solar scam: LDF ends protests as Kerala govt agrees for probe 13-08-2013 07:45 PM

    The Left Front called off its protests in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday after the UDF government agreed for a judicial probe into the solar scam. Thousands had laid siege to the government secretariat for two days and Thiruvananthapuram had come to a grinding halt during the protest. ...